A random collection of daily links drawn from the depths of the Internet.

Understanding the Lightning Network: how it works and why it sucks

Bitcoin engineers face a future where rising transaction fees price users out of using bitcoin for everyday commerce. There are a few solutions for lowering those fees and the latest, most hyped solution is the Lightning Network, a system built on a web of payment channels. I'll explain how payment channels work, how they can be put together to make the Lightning Network and show what this new economy looks like.

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12/2/14 Gil's LotD: WiFi signal propagation

http://jasmcole.com/2014/08/25/helmhurts/ Modeling the propagation of WiFi signals in an apartment to find the perfect router location.


11/30/14 Gil's LotD: The colors of chemistry

http://jiahao.github.io/julia-blog/2014/06/09/the-colors-of-chemistry.html A step-by-step tour on how to derive the visible spectra from absorption and emission spectra.

9/8/14 Gil's LotD: Inside the Soviet Army

http://militera.lib.ru/research/suvorov12/index.html Written by a Soviet defector this book gives a great insight into the Soviet leadership's mindset.


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