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Summer’s moving on in Kharkiv

It was a holiday yesterday; snapped this photo around 6pm.

The eclipse came and went, and apparently took summer with it. Doubtful Kharkiv will be seeing any more +30C days for a while, but we can always remain positive.

A hacker stole $31M of Ether — how it happened, and what it means for Ethereum

“I’ve read some comments on Reddit and HackerNews along the lines of: “What an obvious mistake! How was it even possible they missed this?” (Ignoring that the “obvious” vulnerability was introduced in January and only now discovered.)

When I see responses like this, I know the people commenting are not professional developers. For a serious developer, the reaction is instead: damn, that was a dumb mistake. I’m glad I wasn’t the one who made it.

Mistakes of this sort are routinely made in programming. All programs carry the risk of developer error. We have to throw off the mindset of “if they were just more careful, this wouldn’t have happened.” At a certain scale, carefulness is not enough.”

tags: ethereum

A hacker stole $31M of Ether — how it happened, and what it means for Ethereum

America, America – BLARB

“That Trump was ever even taken seriously as a candidate for President of the United States (he was understandably viewed as a carnival freak-show by his adversaries and the media, each of whom hoped to fleece the suckers that gathered while the circus was in town — this too abetted his improbable rise), suggests that we have exposed the limits of our ability to competently govern ourselves.”

tags: usa

America, America – BLARB