Blockstack/Onename support responded to my WTF request:
"For users that did not transfer and re-register their usernames, we re-registered names free of charge and did indeed automatically generate seed phrases"
Not only did they generate seeds for users, they also sent them via unencrypted email as postcards over the Internet. "Epic fail" doesn't quite cut it for this one. What a train wreck.
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I swear, Lightning Network folks being exclusively on Twitter, and ignoring even their own fediverse accounts, is my personal online hell these days.
"But we don't have the time for anything else, because we have to build stuff". What time are you talking about? It's a 5-minute setup once, then you just get notifications for mentions, same as you do for Twitter. There's literally zero time overhead once notifications are set up.
@lncm I'm in Chiang Mai for a few days right now. Anyone wants to meet up and chat about Lightning? Would also love to see the box!
@cwebber I just read your Magenc paper, but I have a bit of a problem with it: you mention that the other projects you took inspiration from put the keys in URL fragments, and hint at why that's the secure way of doing it. But then you don't really explain how or why it's still safe enough to put the keys in a normal query param, where pretty much anything touching the network request can see it. Can you really call it a secret then?
Uhm, WTF, Blockstack? You just emailed me a clear-text HD seed phrase for my "migrated" OneName account on your new system, and via unencrypted email at that? First I thought this is like some one-time thing for recovery, but you're telling me to store that very same passphrase in a safe place, because it's actually my private key seed.
This seems too absurd to be true, but I don't think I understood anything wrong. Please, someone correct me and tell me I'm just tired and hallucinating!
Fun fact: I was once put in a cage overnight by an army of special police for merely walking on a street, after peacefully demonstrating against the conference being held in Munich. I and thousands of others that is. That same day, I've seen riot cops beat unarmed people into the hospital for no reason other than demonstrating. We weren't allowed legal representation or contact to the outside. Then I was set loose ~15km outside of the city center, without public transport connections, at ~3am.
You know things are going downhill when the Google/YouTube censorship team are giving talks about countering misinformation at the official NATO warmonger conference. https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/fighting-disinformation-across-our-products/
SemVer's New Maintainers: https://haacked.com/archive/2019/02/11/semver-collective/
What’s next for SemVer: https://words.steveklabnik.com/what-s-next-for-semver
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