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Decode with Dev

Decode with Dev

By Devansh Trivedi
Notes, Secrets, Updates.

Hi. My name is Devansh. It's quirky, I know. I'm from India. You can call me Dev. Welcome to Decode with Dev, a podcast where I do my favorite thing, wonder. I will also be reading my blog posts here and explain my perspective, maybe even check some words in the dictionary for you.
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StarLink - Elon Musk's cell towers among the stars
This one is from the private blog post on my blog (https://dvnsh.com/category/blog), which is not yet published for the public. Please share your feedback on the matter. Also vote for me on My RodeCast competition. Transcript: Hi. My name is Devansh. It's quirky, I know. I'm from India. You can call me Dev. Welcome to Decode with Dev, a podcast where I do my favorite thing, wonder. I will also be reading my blog posts here and explain my perspective, maybe even check some words in the dictionary for you. Now today, I wonder if there are any drawbacks of having Satellite internet by Elon Musk's StarLink. What is the catch when you have 42,000 satellites in low orbit? Will they get in the way during stargazing? Will they increase the space junk? Will they obstruct the way when a rocket leaves for Moon or Mars? So I did the digging. Turns out, little did I know, there is internet shortage in most of the rural America. And internet is much more expensive than India. A bit ironic in my opinion. But are satellites really the answer? Isn't it maybe cheaper to spread the infrastructure on land? I also asked a star gazing expert, Ravi Bhoot, and he confirmed that the satellites would definitely occlude the view. Not only that, they know about this and are planning to colour them all black, so that we don't confuse their shine with stars or planets. Now I ask you this, do we really need satellite internet? We do have decent 4G and 5G is on its way. And broadband Wi-Fi is pretty common in 2021. Aren't we robbing our children of the beautiful view of natural night sky? And for what? To make the richest man on the planet richer? To quote Napoleon, “The world suffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people.” I'll leave you there with, let it sink in. Peace out. Namaste.
01:60
May 16, 2021
Crypto scene in India 2020: Hacker vs Lawyer
Blog: https://dvnsh.com/crypto-scene-in-india-2020-hacker-vs-lawyer Date: March 10, 2020 What are a Data Scientist, a Hacker and a Lawyer talking about? Ashish Deep Singh (aka Santa) – the Hacker shares his experience of hacking a biometric authentication (fingerprint sensors). Jaspalsinh Jadeja – the Lawyer indicates a potential nation-wide political conspiracy regarding legality of cryptocurrencies. They discuss cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes, ICO scams and technological divide in infrastructure. They shed light on scandals by companies like Pornhub secretly mining coins from in your browsers, and fairness for poor people who cannot afford to mine. They even ideated ‘Mining as vote’ for proposals of expenditure of – tx won’t happen if we don’t agree. Resources: ColdFusionTV video on Onecoin: ‘Fake Bitcoin’ – How this Woman Scammed the World, then Vanished Browser extensions to block JavaScript mining: minerBlock (open source) Chrome Firefox Opera
01:31:14
January 15, 2021
Testing the Anchor app
0 testing - will be deleted - only for me to try things out
03:29
October 22, 2017