Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Cool New Way to Support KN@PPSTER!


I mentioned on the last episode of The KN@PP Stir Podcast that I might try to implement this -- and it's done.

Short version: If you'd like to support my work without any real effort or great cost on your party, you can go here to lend me your CPU time to mine Monero (a popular cryptocurrency).

Slightly longer version:

The page (here's the link again) contains a Javascript Monero miner. Whenever you're thinking about how much you'd like to support KN@PPSTER (I know you think that, a lot), and also happen to be planning to be away from your computer for a bit, just click that link (it's also over in the sidebar!), start the miner, and go get yourself a drink, catch a movie, whatever. While you're away, your computer will be earning a little cryptocurrency for yours truly.

If you'd rather just mine for yourself in the same way, you can grab the miner from Coin Hive, and here's a YouTube video with helpful instructions and a simple template for setting stuff up (the Coin Hive site made it kind of complicated).

Thanks For Asking! -- 09/19/17


This week's AMA thread is brought to you by the anonymous sponsor who lets me promote anything I want to promote, and this week I'd like to promote Scott Horton's new book, Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. No, I haven't actually read it yet, but I will soon and you should too.

Procedure recap:


  • Ask me anything (yes, anything) in the comment thread below this post; and
  • I'll answer your question in comments, on a future podcast, or both.



Monday, September 18, 2017

The KN@PP Stir Podcast, Episode 137: OK, Irmageddon Over it Now


This week's podcast is brought to you by my anonymous sponsor who lets me promote whatever I want. Which, this week, is Minds.com, a social media site that I think you'll like (yes, it's a referral link). Check it out.



In this episode: Thanks For Asking! (climate change, to the moon Alice, groups that aren't libertarian but that I like anyway) :: EFF leaves W3C over EME/DRM (see here for the referenced letter).



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