Profile overview for TheFutureIsBright.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

31 submissions to bitcoincore

1 submissions to Blockchain

1 submissions to introductions

1 submissions to Netsec

This user has so far shared a total of 30 links, started a total of 4 discussions and submitted a total of 94 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 570 and downvoted 83 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 1425 and downvoted 390 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Bitcoin Core Threatens a Hard Fork over Asicboost Mining Optimization, submitted: 5/15/2016 2:29:55 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

Chinese Miners Announce 'Terminator' Plan to Hard Fork to 2MB Blocks, submitted: 6/30/2016 1:57:53 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

July scaling meetup turned into wine & dine with Core dev?, submitted: 7/18/2016 9:08:52 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Bitcoin Core website issues vague warning about nation-state actor targeting Chinese miners, submitted: 8/18/2016 7:29:00 AM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Bitcoin Core IRC meeting summary for 2016-07-14, submitted: 7/18/2016 9:55:42 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Hi voat, it's good to be here!, submitted: 7/9/2015 7:35:57 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Peter Todd, Core developer: "Bitcoin protocol vs Classic protocol", submitted: 2/20/2016 4:42:00 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

What is the blockchain?, submitted: 3/30/2016 10:52:34 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Bitcoin Core announces new sponsorship programme, submitted: 4/6/2016 4:55:01 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Core maintainer van der Laan removes Gavin Andresen's commit access, submitted: 5/6/2016 2:49:09 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by deleted to technology

TheFutureIsBright 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago

The right to privacy is not incompatible with the Internet, there is no need to be as pessimistic as DeadFrancisco suggests. People can and do use the Internet securely and privately. But they need to inform themselves about the risks and the steps necessary to protect their privacy and that of others.

You too can inform yourself about privacy and understand the many ways in which the Internet makes it easy to sacrifice your privacy.

Read up on the state of privacy laws in your country. Take active measures to privately use the net when you need to.

Get yourself a public key and familiarise yourself with the use of encryption.

Support services that make a point of preserving your privacy (i.e. activate encryption by default and do not store unnecessary logs about your online behaviour). Avoid services whose model is built around extracting as much information as possible about you.

Encrypting all emails makes mass surveillance impossible. Meet Tutanota, my Lavabit replacement. submitted by an0n to technology

TheFutureIsBright 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago

All you need to send around is randomly-generated data (i.e. gibberish). Strong encryption and random data are indistinguishable.

Jeff Bezos responds to brutal NYT story, says it doesnt represent the Amazon he leads submitted by allenlee to technology

TheFutureIsBright 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago

How about working undercover in various roles in your organisation to see if your perceptions hold true, like a boss?

3 lowest rated comments:

Welcome to the Bitcoin blockchain! submitted by kiisfm to Blockchain

TheFutureIsBright 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I like the fact that you assert "the Bitcoin blockchain".

One of my pet peeves when people talk about "the blockchain" is not to mention which blockchain they mean. Mostly, these are people who are clueless about cryptocurrencies - in fact they are easily recognized by how many times they repeat the "blockchain" buzzword.

Nick Szabo on How Bitcoin Could Help Greece submitted by thorjag to bitcoin

TheFutureIsBright 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

After reading the article, most of the points struck me as falling under a "bank accounts are frozen" aspect. I don't believe this situation will persist long enough for Bitcoin to gain much of a hold as an alternative currency. Every day that access to accounts is denied is obviously terribly damaging to the Greek economy, so the Greek government - whoever will be at the helm - will work to overcome this with utmost urgency. Meanwhile, Bitcoin commerce requires the ability for people to already pay for Internet service. In tough times, I think it is far more likely that people will fail to pay the service providers, and Internet access will itself become more centralised, making for a more difficult environment for Bitcoin to enjoy widespread use. Maybe I underestimate the effects of increased adoption in other EU countries and the potential increase in trade done in BTC between those countries and Greece, but I'm a little skeptical since we have not really seen such effects with other economically hard-hit countries recently.

The next version of Google Glass will be more comfortable to use for hours at work submitted by carloem to technology

TheFutureIsBright 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

If you work at Google, I can see this happening (might even be part of someone's job description - marketing?)

Other employers and their employees don't all look favourably upon this prospect, and there are workplaces that have already banned Glass. There are way too many requirements around confidentiality and legal liability in competitive businesses for people to be walking around, potentially broadcasting confidential company information or making themselves vulnerable to being hacked into becoming "walking multimedia recorders".