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  1. Session 1 works for me. Thanks for organizing this!
  2. I wonder about keeping it as simple as possible, then - use Zoom for live video calls, then post the recordings to YouTube. Links to videos and Q&A can then happen in XRPChat. The main benefit of Moodle would be having a permanent course shell where you can organize information easily in sequence in one place (e.g., if you are planning to upload information in multiple formats- zoom videos, word documents/pdfs, readings, glossary of key terms, quizzes, surveys, live chat, etc.) However, this may not be needed.
  3. We can set Moodle up for you and admin it, if we decide to go that direction. I looked at the requirements for Moodle and it looks like a pretty straight forward PHP app that runs on a LAMP stack. I would volunteer server space (assuming we don't need like a massive server) and could sys admin the LMS. Ms. Rabbit is willing to help with the actual course design and organization, as her university uses Moodle. It looks like we would still need some sort of a Zoom or other video conferencing account. It looks like Zoom allows up to 50 users, and videos can be streamed to Moodle, YouTube, and other platforms. I'm not 100%, but it looks like room.sh limits video calls to 6 participants max.
  4. Hi Bob, Based on what you are describing, my wife suggested using a learning management solution like Moodle. She uses Moodle for teaching her online and hybrid courses. There are plugins for Zoom, WebEx Meetings, H5P interactive video content, text based chat etc. and the platform allows you to break down content by topic/week. It could be one way to help keep everything organized. Thoughts?
  5. Hello all, I'm rabbit. I live in Michigan, USA (EST/EDT), I work as an assistant professor (unrelated to IT/CE/CS/etc.), and I only speak English. I am married to Ms. Rabbit, who used to share this XRPChat account with me. My aliases on other sites include: Website: rabbitkick.club Twitter: @RabbitKickClub Git: crypticrabbit Youtube: rabbit XRPCommunity.Blog: rabbit reddit: RabbitKickClub Out of those, I basically only use the Twitter, since I can't keep up with everything . My background with Ripple/XRP includes using Ripple Trade when that was around. I really miss having easy access to features like adding gateways, enabling rippling, etc., and one of my primary aims in joining this group is to learn more about utilizing all the awesome features to their full potential, so more people can benefit from them. I have been running rippled for the last several years, and I'm honored that our validator is included in the default UNL. I love learning new things, and running rippled has taught me a great deal. Out of the roles that @BobWay proposed, I see myself ideally being involved in the live audience. I look forward to being a part of this group! Cheers, rabbit
  6. Thanks to everyone for all of the support and encouragement. I'm honored to be selected alongside someone as awesome as Wietse (@xrptipbot), particularly given the incredible ways that he contributes to the community as well as the broader XRP ecosystem.
  7. ^^ That is a great site. @jn_r also posted JS to parse vl.ripple.com here: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/24595-validator1worldlink-uscom-makes-it-to-ripples-recommended-validator-list/?tab=comments#comment-437973
  8. As of today, Ripple is carrying on with their decentralization plans. They have now added two non-Ripple validating nodes to their recommended UNL: Worldlink-US and Flagship Solutions Group. Consistent with their strategy, they have removed one ripple.com validating node. Even before decentralization started, it would have been possible for independent nodes to over rule Ripple's validating nodes, as they were vastly outnumbered.
  9. You make wonderful points about the importance of online diversity, and I agree. I'm worried that, without substantial oversight/regulations, all pay to play systems ultimately become concentrated among a small number of massive players. I'm personally more bullish on a solution that entirely (or at least largely) eliminates ISPs. To be clear, I think that, while intriguing, streaming payments for bandwidth promotes the same closed internet as ISPs are now permitted to build.
  10. This is deeply concerning to me, and I do hope that we see some sanity from Congress, although sanity there seems like a long shot. I've come across a few news articles on p2p/mesh networks, that seem promising w/ regard to developing a system around many ISPs, although they still rely on backbones, at least for now.
  11. This is an interesting question, @Mercury, and one that I have also been thinking about, particularly in the context of metered utilities. For example, electricity, gas, and internet could all work on ILP to debt payments for services as they are used, and utility companies could be paid live. I pay for a relatively fast internet connection, however, I rarely require the full bandwidth that I can access. It seems like it could be beneficial for me pay for the actual bandwidth that I am using, as opposed to the current model when I pay for the maximum possible speed. At the same time, how many toll points would there be? Would every router operator be able to charge a toll? Would larger ISPs be able to out compete others, forming a relative monopoly that is capable of censoring the internet? I have to imagine the ISPs with the most infrastructure would be able to charge lower rates, and people would prefer using the cheapest routes. I do worry about the threat that net neutrality poses to a number of different services. I could see ISPs claiming they are justified in blocking XMR mining, since a surprisingly high number of apps/websites are seemingly covertly mining.
  12. I have posted a video that includes some highlights from @hammertoe's interview with Tai Zen yesterday. This (and/or the full interview) is a must watch for anyone who wants to better understand the XRP ledger!!!
  13. I'm glad David clarified in the other thread, although I do wish I knew I didn't actually witness the first live xRapid demo before I posted about it:
  14. I attended the demo, and the address bar of the browser that they used for the demonstration indeed had a localhost address, which isn't surprising to me. I assumed that they were running a user interface locally (i.e., a local web server hosting the webpage used in the demo) that made api calls to a remote xRapid API server. In other words, I think the address was referring to the interface, not the actual xRapid product. I assume most customers don't have a need for a UI, since they want to integrate with existing products/services.
  15. I'm not positive, but I wonder if they use a private payment channel for xRapid transactions.
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