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[1/🧵] I've been reading a lot about #XRPL #scalability recently.

Let me quickly go through how #XRPL performs and #scales on these metrics:

▶️ Scale up "vertically"
▶️ Scale out "horizontally"
▶️ High volume & High value TX
▶️ High value & Low speed Source: https://ripple.com/insights/building-a-more-sustaina
[2/17] 👉 Asynchronous TX speed—Scale up "vertically"

In contrast to #DAG-based systems, which operate in "chaotic order" and execute transactions in parallel, the #XRPL validates transactions in canonical transaction order—one Ledger at a time.

🔗 bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/7857…
. . .
[3/17] . . .

❓ The approach for #DLT/#Blockchain-based systems such as #XRPL:
☑️ "Payment Channels"

🧐 It's a sophisticated feature for transmitting "asynchronous" #XRP #payments that may be broken into extremely small amounts and paid in total order afterwards.
. . . Source: https://ripple.com/insights/amendments-ensuring-sens
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1/ Simple $SGB / $FLR use-case that does not yet exist and might make use of api-portal.flare.network/apis (No node is required):

1⃣ Build code that keeps track of your pending claim (GET via #API).

2⃣ Allow it to check the #FtsoRewardManager balances as well (GET via #API).
. . .
2/ . . .

3⃣ Send an e-mail or push notification / messenger app / #dApp notification when the balance is too low to claim, and again when it is refilled
3⃣•1⃣ Provide a time estimate for when the smart-contract balance could be empty again
. . .
3/ . . .

4⃣ Send reminders about the expiration date and the time remaining to claim it (GET via #API)

👉 In conclusion:
• Make it more intuitive (#UX) for individuals to comprehend when to be active and when it's a waste of time
. . .
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🪡 1/10 👇🏻 👀

#NATO is comprised of 30 countries and spends $1.174 TRILLION annually 💣 💥

#US is responsible for $811B of that, or 69% as we outspend ALL other countries by $448B 🇺🇸

Member countries are expected to spend 2% of their #GDP by 2024 but many are not on track…
In this graphic (2019) #NATO spend is compared to the rest of the world… 🌎

At that time #NATO spending was about 117% of that from non-member nations ⚖️

#NATO budget has only increased to now represent 57% of all global military spend 💪🏼

🪡 2/X
$40B heading to #Ukraine would represent ~4% of our annual #NATO contribution… 💸

But as Ukraine is not a member nation, it is unlikely this money will be considered in 2022 contributions to #NATO… 🌐

See how the $40B breaks down in link:

randoland.us/bill_breakdown…

🪡 3/X
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⚠️🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Reports of shots fired at Sharpstown Center Mall in Houston, Texas

#Houston l #TX
Several units are responding to reports of shots fired inside the mall. Dispatchers can hear people screaming on the line. Lockdown protocol has been initiated.
Updates to follow.
🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Officer down inside! Police Command Center is en route.
🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Mall evacuation now underway following shooting

EMS Report:
- Two confirmed victims
• Police searching for more
- Officer shot
• Breathing and conscious
- Suspect shot
• Not breathing
• CPR in progress
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Somebody Messed with Texas. And got away with it....for now.

The official ruling from the cour is here:
search.txcourts.gov/SearchMedia.as…

IF you're in #TX #Texas, you got serious work to do.
Read these slides carefully!!!!!

The ruling cites very specific limitations placed upon the AG. This is due to a "Legislature" limitation. IN other words, existing Law! ImageImage
Further noted are two rules being cited.

Read very carefully. Very basically specific provisions will trump general ones. (as in this case). And secondly the more specific AND later encated statute controls. Meaning the newer specific law will trump older ones. Image
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🚨#SanAntonio #Texas 🆘🆘

7 DOGS RELEASED TODAY 8/14

HOUSTON #A613076 3yo m
AUSTIN #A613075 5yo m
APESH #A612777 1yo m
BROOKE #A612935 3yo f
CHASE #A612838 4yo m
PIKACHU #A613175 1yo m
BAXTER #A613174 3yo m

#Pledge for #Rescue + #foster 🙏🏼

acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov Image
TY for your pledges:
ALL DOGS ARE SAFE🎉 (EITHER PULLED BY A SAPA APPROVED RESCUE PARTNER OR ON RESCUE HOLD)
BUT APESH #A612777 WHO IS GONE💔😭🤬 & HOUSTON #A613076 WHO WAS GIVEN MORE TIME IN TRANS KENNELS.
MORE TIME MEANS TWO DAYS MAXIMUM!
HE NEEDS A PLACEMENT NOW‼️ Image
🆘 HOUSTON 🆘

3yo male
76 lbs
❤️life
#A613076

#SanAntonioACS #TX gave him more time⏰ in trans kennels🚧 after releasing (= to be killed💉) two days in a row😰💔

His friend Austin is safe with a rescue while HE WAS LEFT TO DIE🥺‼️
⚠️URGENT PLACEMENT⚠️
#PLEDGE for RESCUE🙏🏼
+⬇️ ImageImageImageImage
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My thoughts on #Big12, #IowaState, and the other institutions. The most likely scenario for the remaining schools is a merger with #AAC or #MWC or a combination of the two. Which isn’t ideal for the remaining schools because tv revenue would be way down… your annual payout would
be maybe $15MM? Compare that to the $34MM the #Big12 paid out last year. And if you’re confident that #IowaState goes to the #BigTen, I wouldn’t be. Not to say they won’t but if the Big10 is in a race against the #SEC you can’t counter by adding Iowa State or Kansas. You have to
ensure your premier schools #OhioState and #Michigan are happy and they only shot you have at that is striking a deal with the #Pac12 or some of the #Pac12 schools. And if I was #Fox I would PUSH for this. Why? Because #EPSN is the biggest benefactor here, right now.
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+++Breaking+++#STANDBY: Working to get more information regarding an ‘active police incident’ in #CollegeStation, #Texas #TX
Police are asking the public to avoid the area. Unconfirmed witness reports show there may be a man armed with a gun involved. Image
Whispering Creek near Altic Dr is closed. Please avoid the area at this time. #CollegeStation, #Texas #TX ImageImage
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1/ CW: abuse (please read only if you feel in a good space to, this stuff is tough, but it's important data). Statistics from #TX don't show the predicted "major spike" in child abuse fatalities during the pandemic.

Contd: Graph showing the # of child abuse/maltreatment fatalities i
2/ Every child death by abuse, neglect, and wrongful supervision is a tragedy. In no way am I underplaying the importance of these deaths. I'm simply pointing out that the increase is not some kind of previously-unseen thing. It's definitely no tsunami.
3/ evidence:

a) as evidenced, the number is quite "noisy" (standard deviation is 35), and the # of deaths falls between the min (151, 2014) and the max (280, 2009)

b) the rate change is lower than most recent years (its lower than 6 and higher than 8 of the past 14 years) I created this Excel graph to demonstrate the years for whic
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1/ In what has 2 be described as a stunning “admission against interest” (lawyer term for someone who speaks against their own interest & is deemed to be highly probative of the truth in evidence), the #TX @AHIPCoverage speaker presented a slide of ED pro fee charges & payments..
2/ slide shows that for 5 levels of ED pro fee claims the initial payments average was $142–database of >76K IDR disputes—& the adjudicator’s average award (all 5 ED levels averaged) was $985, that’s 6.94X of the health plan’s initial payment—improved from first 10 months—so …..
3/ what does this say about IDR as the method to resolve $ disputes? 1. Health plans ridiculously low ball initial payments; 2. Physicians are winning more now 16 months in vs. the first 10 months; 3. The average award has increased to nearly 7X from 4.5X initially; 4. Booyah TX!
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.@GHPartnership committed to fighting racial injustice after George Floyd's death.
The influential biz group often comments on policy issues.
But it has been silent on the #TX voting bills, which Houston leaders say discriminate against voters of color.
houstonchronicle.com/politics/houst…
10 board members want to change that. They wrote a letter to GHP leaders with a proposed statement opposing parts of SB 7 and HB 6, which they say would "impose unnecessary and overreaching burdens on Harris County voters," especially Black and Hispanic residents.
The bills currently in the Lege specifically target practices Harris County debuted in 2020 to increase ballot access, including longer voting hours (including 24-hr session), 3x the # of early voting sites and drive-through option. From @JeremySWallace ⬇️
houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas…
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Today we'll begin posting #DisasterRecoveryTips for #IceStorm2021 Survivors:
1/x Every disaster causes unique damages to every person.
To start your recovery process, you need to 1st document all your damage BEFORE you begin cleaning up, whether you have insurance or not. #TX #LA
#DisasterRecoveryTips
2/x It’s important you document your damage carefully with photos & videos first, then begin PLANNING your clean up process. Insurers and FEMA have their own requirements when filing for claims or assistance. See steps below:
#TX #PortAransas #CorpusChristi If using a screen reader visit: https://bit.ly/3bvDUQV for a
#DisasterRecoveryTips
3/x After documenting your damage, you should check your county/local emergency management to get information about debris sorting rules and pick-up schedules.
See below for general guidance.
#LA / #TX: #Austin #Amarillo #Brownsville #Laredo #Palacios
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1/ Ranking Minority Brady is supposedly meeting w/ W&M chair Neal in the am as a "Grand Bargain" is perhaps coming together after pressure from @SpeakerPelosi on #SMB--w/ no legislative language socialized 2 anyone in the doc community--2 of 4 corners in Senate remain opposed.
2/ Let's bolster the oppo w/ the simple message that we don't sign off on deals where there's no language + how about the bills that physicians passed in #NY #TX & #GA tens of millions of Pts are out of the middle due to physician lead bills--don't suggest "we're the party of no"
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Emaciated puppy NONA needs help. This sweet girl is just 8 MONTHS OLD, a bag of bones & has HOURS LEFT TO LIVE in #Nueces #TX. It’s the season for DOG DUMPING & the pound is FULL. She dies TODAY Thu 12/10 5pm. Pls help her 💔
#Foster #adopt #pledge
#67122

facebook.com/16068200828839…
Tagged for rescue! Thank you everyone so much.
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Nuestro equipo estudió la distribución de la señal de ARN del SARS-CoV-2 en una casa en cuarentena con 2 ocupantes con #COVID19. La transmisión pueden ocurrir en hogares, donde la mayoría de las personas se aislan mientras se recuperan. Artículo 👉🏼medrxiv.org/content/10.110…. Abro 🧵
Las muestras se tomaron un mes después de q los síntomas desaparecieran. Se tomaron muestras de superficies (pomos de puertas, grifos,...) y polvo del suelo y del filtro del AC, y se midió el virus usando #RTqPCR (técnica q amplifica una parte del código genético del virus -ARN-)
Más del 45% de muestras del hogar dieron positivo a la señal viral, principalmente las que no se limpiaron o limpiaron solo con agua. Aquellas donde se usaron limpiadores domésticos fueron en su mayoría negativas. Lo q medimos es la señal de ARN, q no implica q el virus esté vivo
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1/ New #SMB data from #TX @TexasTDI --great & timely report--hot read as follows, data from 1/1/20 to 10/31/20--a. 32,036 IDRs filed, 86% from @EmergencyDocs, 7% anesthesia & 5% other specialties; b. Settlements (after IDR is filed)--clinicians are receiving +4.43X of the ....
2/ initial health plan reimbursement; c. when the adjudicator decides the IDR, clinicians are receiving 4.74X of the initial reimbursement from the health plan. The latter figure has come down from 5.3X when the IDR is adjudicated based on the first 6 month's report.......
3/ #TX model is working while not perfect for either side--costs for IDR are split and not loser pays but no law is perfect--TX continues to get an "A" @Reese_Tassey @drdanchoi @sonodoc99 @ercoderguy @amychomd @fuzzymittens @mass_marion @Valleus556 @TexACEP @szaafran ImageImage
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🌟 Abilene, #TX has reached #FunctionalZero for chronic homelessness in the face of #COVID19! Join @CityofAbilene, @HopeAbilene, and @CFAbilene to celebrate the achievement: fb.watch/1QYDI-Kpva/
"I’ve worked with a lot of communities across the United states. We are lucky to have a mayor who supports the work we do and is a part of it." - Katherine Bisson of @HopeAbilene and #BuiltforZero Abilene, TX on reaching #FunctionalZero for chronic homelessness.
"The next thing we had to do was to create a real time last of people experiencing chronic homelessness, so we know them by name. It’s very important to dignify those people and know who they are." - Katherine Bisson of @HopeAbilene
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Influence policy w/ Postcards for America #PostcardsforAmerica
Elected Officials;All levels. In-depth Actions & Addresses
FB Postcarding Group
facebook.com/groups/postcar…
Page facebook.com/postcards4USA
Website postcardsforamerica.com
*Has #GOTV #VoteByMail & 50 States Dem Candidates
Check it out!
All Democratic Candidates for ALL 50 STATES #Congress2020, Govs, AGs, SoS
Postcards & Links to Support!
postcardsforamerica.com/all-democratic…
Ready-made Tweets & Posts for each Candidate here
postcardsforamerica.com/all-dem-candid…
Mega-thread
FB: facebook.com/pg/postcards4U…
ALL 50 states ALL Info you NEED #VoteByMail
Alternate ways to Request & Return #AbsenteeBallot
LINKS to apply #AbsenteeVoting
postcardsforamerica.com/vote-by-mail.h…
Medium article: link.medium.com/jfQjF4yXS9
FB Album; Postcards for each State facebook.com/pg/postcards4U…
THREAD
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ALL 50 states ALL Info you NEED #VoteByMail
Alternate ways to REQUEST & RETURN #AbsenteeBallot
LINKS to apply #AbsenteeVoting
postcardsforamerica.com/vote-by-mail.h…
Medium article: link.medium.com/jfQjF4yXS9
FB facebook.com/pg/postcards4U…
& Postcards for each State
Retweet your State!
THREAD
If #EarlyVoting appeals, you can actually #VoteEarly in all States! Even ones that don't, technically, have #EarlyVoting
(Some by #AbsenteeBallot which you can hand deliver if you prefer.)
If you see a list that says you can't vote early; it's wrong.
All Dates for all States⤵️
Here are the dates that States require a REQUEST for #AbsenteeBallot to be made.
#VoteByMail
All info, including links to Apply, Alternate ways to return - including & DropBox locations on #PostcardsforAmerica Website: postcardsforamerica.com/vote-by-mail.h…
GoogleDoc pc2a.info/VoteByMailAll5…
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Influence policy w/ Postcards for America
Contacting Elected Officials; All levels
*Focused until Nov 3rd on #Elections2020*
#GOTV postcard opps here:
postcardsforamerica.com/gotv-postcards…
FB Group Postcarding facebook.com/groups/postcar…
Page facebook.com/postcards4USA
#PostcardsforAmerica Image
Check it out!
ALL Democratic Candidates for ALL 50 STATES #Congress2020, Govs, AGs, SoS
Postcards & Links to Support!
postcardsforamerica.com/all-democratic…
Ready-made Tweets & Posts for each Candidate here
postcardsforamerica.com/all-dem-candid…
Mega-thread
FB: facebook.com/pg/postcards4U… Image
36 states have ballot drop boxes
THREAD #DropBox locations
AK AZ CA CO CT DE FL GA HI IA ID IL KS KY MA ME MD MI MN MT ND NE NJ NM NV NY OH OR PA RI SD UT VA WA WI
States allow #AbsenteeBallot delivery to Election Office
Find here voteamerica.com/local-election…
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Influence policy w/ Postcards for America
Contacting Elected Officials; All levels
*Focused until Nov 3rd on #Elections2020*
#GOTV postcard opps here:
postcardsforamerica.com/gotv-postcards…
FB Group Postcarding facebook.com/groups/postcar…
Page facebook.com/postcards4USA
#PostcardsforAmerica
Check it out!
All Democratic Candidates for ALL 50 STATES #Congress2020, Govs, AGs, SoS
Postcards & Links to Support!
postcardsforamerica.com/all-democratic…
Ready-made Tweets & Posts for each Candidate here
postcardsforamerica.com/all-dem-candid…
Mega-thread
FB: facebook.com/pg/postcards4U…
Make sure to fill out the #AbsenteeBallot correctly so you are not rejected and make sure #YourVoteCounts
No #NakedBallots
Here's a 50 STATE mega-Thread with detailed (usually video) instructions on how to fill out YOUR #VoteByMail ballot.
Share!
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We need to #FlipTheSenate #Elections2020 Boy do we.
There are 23 GOP Senators up #Senate2020
#AK #AR #AZ #CO #GA(x2) #IA #ID #KS #KY #LA #ME #MS #MT #NC #NE #OK #SC #SD #TN #TX #WV #WY
#23GOP
As of Oct 15
THREAD w/ Info & Links for each Democratic Candidate
#PostcardsforAmerica
Hey #ALASKA! Help #FlipTheSenate!
#Senate2020
There is a Independent Democratic Challenger
running against Dan Sullivan!
AL GROSS
dralgrossak.com
&, seriously, watch this video
Donate secure.actblue.com/donate/algross…
@DrAlGrossAK
THREAD #23GOP
Hey #ARIZONA!
Bye to Martha McSally in 2020?
Special Election! VOTE Nov 3, 2020
#Senate2020 #AZ
Mark Kelly
markkelly.com
@ShuttleCDRKelly
Donate Here: secure.actblue.com/donate/mek-web…
Merch here: store.markkelly.com
All States #23GOP
#FlipTheSenate
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We need to #FlipTheSenate #Elections2020 Boy do we.
There are 23 GOP Senators up #Senate2020
#AK #AR #AZ #CO #GA(x2) #IA #ID #KS #KY #LA #ME #MS #MT #NC #NE #OK #SC #SD #TN #TX #WV #WY
#23GOP
*as Oct 13
THREAD with Info & Links for each Democratic Candidate
#PostcardsforAmerica Image
Hey #ALASKA! Help #FlipTheSenate!
#Senate2020
There is a Independent Democratic Challenger
running against Dan Sullivan!
AL GROSS
dralgrossak.com
&, seriously, watch this video
Donate secure.actblue.com/donate/algross…
@DrAlGrossAK
THREAD #23GOP Image
Hey #ARIZONA!
Bye to Martha McSally in 2020?
Special Election! VOTE Nov 3, 2020
#Senate2020 #AZ
Mark Kelly
markkelly.com
@ShuttleCDRKelly
Donate Here: secure.actblue.com/donate/mek-web…
Merch here: store.markkelly.com
All States #23GOP
#FlipTheSenate Image
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@GregAbbott_TX reduced the number of locations where voters can drop mail-in ballots, claiming he was “enhancing ballot security.”
As of Friday, mail ballots can only be delivered by eligible voters to a single location in each of Texas’s 254 counties.
2/ #Texas #PollWatchers may observe in-person ballot deliveries at each county location.
“These enhanced security protocols will ensure greater transparency and will help stop attempts at illegal voting,” @GregAbbott_TX said
3/ Harris County, which includes Houston, is the third-largest county in the country by population with 2 million registered voters. Before Abbott’s announcement, the county had a dozen ballot drop-off locations. #TX is one of five states already barring widespread mail-in voting
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