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Interview with GPT-3 about freedom, optionality, TAZs and Bitcoin

Tell me the baboon story from Robert Sapolsky. When Robert was studying baboons, there was an outbreak of a virus that affected the hippocampus region of the brain, causing animals to go insane. The typical symptoms were for them to attack members of their troop and ultimately die. Robert watched as the entire troop of […]

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The world does not owe us anything – and that is good (what to do with people who refuse to wear face masks )

(translation note: This article was first published in Slovak language here. Some references are about situation in Slovakia, but the main points are valid in general. This article was written during coronavirus pandemic, and wearing face masks for protection is not just expected, but also mandatory in some countries) As a result of current pandemics, […]

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Parallel energy production – solar panels are not rocket science

I started playing with solar energy, see a simple overview of the energy production and storage system in this video I made: So far, I thought that solar energy was demanding – it needed specialized experts to install it and make it work, complicated technologies that I don’t understand, drilling into walls and so on. […]

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Privacy enhanced webtorrent client

I like WebTorrent especially for movies, because you can watch immediately without waiting for the torrent to finish downloading. My fork adds leech mode to stop upload right after download finishes, does not send telemetry and a few other changes. Actually, WebTorrent has a lot more features. You can download directly in a web app, […]

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Crypto lifestyle using Bitmex and my scripts

Sometimes you want to keep USD value of your Bitcoin, for example if you know you will have future expenses with known USD value. If you don’t want to go to Ethereum-land for this purpose and want to stay within the BTC ecosystem, you could use Bitmex‘s perpetual swap for this purpose. Bitmex is a […]

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Financial surveillance and crypto utopias (recording from HCPP19)

This talk is based on my upcoming book Financial Surveillance and Crypto Utopias. If you would like to learn when it’s out, sign-up to the mailing list. In a world where financial surveillance is a norm and banking secrecy is gone, what are our option? And how does the surveillance apparatus really work? The introduction […]

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Good Morning Cyberspace SPECIAL: Living With/Out Google – July 18 2019

This is an interview with me about living your life with/out Google – is it possible? Should you do it? The irony of doing this through YouTube did not escape us, I don’t think you should totally avoid Google at any cost, just make informed decisions. Watch the video here

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Migrate virtual machines using LVM without access to hypervisor

I decided to migrate a few virtual machines from one hosting service to another. Most other howtos either recommend a reinstall or need access to the hypervisor (KVM/libvirt in this case – I could use native migrate functionality), which I did not have. Of course, you need to make sure you have the same architecture […]

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How to use cryptocurrencies for discounted shopping on Amazon

Many people ask me how a “normal” person can use cryptocurrencies for something, that is not possible without them. One of such uses is using a service called purse.io to shop for almost anything on Amazon using cryptocurrencies while getting up to 33% discount. So daily shopping for less, yay! I made a video howto […]

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Interview about Bitcoin for Slovak Radio International

The wonderful host of Slovak Radio International Jonathan McCormick interviewed me about cryptocurrencies. Enjoy!