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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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1/26/15 Gil's LotD: LLVM Optimized Python

http://dev.stephendiehl.com/numpile/ Transform Python AST into LLVM IR for JIT execution.

12/4/14 Gil's LotD: Cornbread

http://localsustainability.streamshare.com/posts/13103 The history of cornbread in the South.

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12/3/14 Gil's LotD: Internet Mainframes Project

http://mainframesproject.tumblr.com/ Mainframe terminals available on the public internet.

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.

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12/1/14 Gil's LotD: Mitch Hedberg and GIS

http://njgeo.org/2014/01/30/mitch-hedberg-and-gis/ Finding all the La Quintas that are close to a Denny's.

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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.

9/9/14 Gil's LotD: X colors

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014Mar/0272.html The complete history of the X Windows color list.

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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