How to deal with Corona

I spent an inordinate amount of time this year subtweeting articles, commenting on policy and discussing corona with folks on Twitter. Because I read studies and listened to weeks worth of podcast content on the topic in three languages (e.g. Das Coronavirus Update and This Week in Virology) I’d like to believe I have at… Continue reading How to deal with Corona

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Mask math for fun

I wanted to get an order of magnitude sense of the utility of non-medical masks. Specifically their usefulness against floating droplets at a reasonable distance, and not from someone coughing loudly; those people can easily be avoided. In addition I focus on short term exposure. In other words, should I worry when waiting in an… Continue reading Mask math for fun

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Cargo Cult veldexperiment

Cargo Cult veldexperiment NRC schreef onlangs in hun redactioneel commentaar: Interessanter is de benadering die de Nederlandse denktank Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL) deze maand suggereerde. Nederland is volgens het SFL bij uitstek een geschikt land om te experimenteren met een door de centrale bank gecontroleerde digitale munt, omdat het gebruik van cash in ons land… Continue reading Cargo Cult veldexperiment

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Privacy, proportionaliteit en subsidiariteit

Privacy, proportionaliteit en subsidiariteit Onderstaande is een fragment uit de brief die ik in januari 2019 gestuurd heb naar Minister Hoekstra (Financiën) via de internet consultatie Implementatiewet Wijziging Vierde Anti-Witwasrichtlijn. De gehele brief is hier te lezen. De voorgestelde wet is nog steeds in behandeling. Uit recente voorstellen zoals het delen van identiteitsgegevens van cryptocurrency… Continue reading Privacy, proportionaliteit en subsidiariteit

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A Crime on Testnet

On a warm summer day I crave a frappuccino. Unfortunately drugs such as caffeine, sugar and cacao were declared illegal decades ago. This happened because young unemployed college graduates often felt triggered by loud caffeinated rich people. Sugar was causing mass obesity and was also a carcinogen. Cacao was too clearly associated with oppression. These… Continue reading A Crime on Testnet

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Van wie is deze bitcoin?

Van wie is deze bitcoin? This post is in Dutch. The short English version is in this Twitter thread: You may want to turn off transaction email notifications, and ask your favorite wallet provider to use PGP. In general email notications are a big privacy / security risk; they form a detailed record of stuff that's… Continue reading Van wie is deze bitcoin?

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