Transcript for 15-04-2017, 35 lines:
10:26:46 punkman: "The transliteration for “Magdeburg” (MD) becomes four Chinese characters: “馬格德堡” (Ma ge da bao), whose literal meaning for each character is “horse lattice virtue fortress.” For “DTL”, Deutschland (Germany) in traditional Chinese is represented as “德國” which means “nation of virtue.”"
10:30:51 punkman: "Most Monero transactions are linkable. MoneroLink is a complementary block explorer that reveals the hidden linkages between Monero transactions."
10:54:19 funkenstein_: 馬格德堡很漂亮的地方
10:54:49 funkenstein_: most people will immediately tell you there is no meaning here, the characters are chosen for pronunciation
10:55:13 funkenstein_: i however like to look up the meanings
10:59:06 punkman: what did you get
11:00:42 funkenstein_: 希腊 （Greece) for example is "hope" "ancient winter festival"
11:05:20 funkenstein_: globalguerillas nice blog :)
11:05:57 funkenstein_: re: MOAB https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/852681705391521792
11:12:54 funkenstein_: a perhaps interesting example is 纽黑文 New Haven Connecticut which prominently contains the character for "black"
17:14:56 punkman: "The LBC has been working for just under a year. So far, Rico claims, the project has generated over 3,000 trillion private keys and checked them against existing bitcoin addresses to see if they work, and has found three that do and contain bitcoin. "
17:15:11 asciilifeform: punkman: more chance of being flattened by an asteroid, than of finding an actual (vs. e.g., 'sha1 puzzle') key this way.
17:15:22 punkman: maybe or maybe not
17:15:52 asciilifeform: arithmetic is very heavily on 'not'
17:16:01 punkman: could say same about phuctor
17:16:17 asciilifeform: phuctor only works because you can euclid-gcd .
17:16:36 asciilifeform: the analogous operation in bitcoin would be the k-nonce reuse finder.
17:16:53 asciilifeform: ( 2014-era news )
17:22:04 asciilifeform: seems like much higher ev in ordinary mining, than in searching for ripemd collisons
17:22:21 punkman: ye