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49 points · 3 years ago

BU now apparently has a bugfix release out-- though it is closed source, binary only, and they haven't updated their source code for six days.

Considering reports on Reddit that their website was hacked, my initial thought was that their github was hacked and the binaries were malicious. But Ver's staff, Magma Hindenburg, confirms they are real, and that BU has actually gone a closed source route now.

I ... just ... don't event ... wtf.

level 2
14 points · 3 years ago

Even more amusing is the sheer trust offered them already in the thread by the idiots following them.

They are ripe for sheer ownage at some point in the future, absolutely not the team to entrust a $20B market cap service and economy to.

"Let them feel their way around it, it'll all come good in the end, what's a few short-cuts or missteps?, I mean what could possibly go wrong?, everyone has to learn somewhere!"

I wish that was hyperbole.

level 2
28 points · 3 years ago

PSA: I've been able to recover the changes in this binary, and they're massive.

Among other things, they've removed all the runtime state corruption protection... so cases where nodes would cleanly and safely shut down in the event of things going wrong, turn into potential consensus splits or even remote code execution.

level 2
11 points · 3 years ago

Thanks Greg, I'm very glad you're contributing to Core.

Don't let the short-sighted ones get you down, us HODLers appreciate your talents.

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9 points · 3 years ago

Makes gitian builds look like super double overkill.

I'm beginning to understand the "I just can't even" meme on a different level.

level 2
4 points · 3 years ago

Wow, it's like they go out of their way to be slaves to trusted 3rd parties. Or they never planned to use the nodes for their own economic activity.

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