In the midst of a heated Twitter debate about software licensing, a startling revelation emerged: NVK, the head honcho of Coinkite, appears to be lacking in eleventh-grade math skills.
In a world where the complexities of blockchain technology baffle even the brightest minds, Rodolfo “NVK” Novak, the esteemed leader of Coinkite, has found himself embroiled in a Twitter tussle that has led to an unexpected and rather embarrassing revelation: his grasp of eleventh-grade math is, to put it mildly, somewhat lacking.
The drama unfolded on 𝕏 (neé, Twitter), where NVK, in his usual fashion, was engaged in a spirited debate about the virtues and vices of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). In his fervor to defend his stance, NVK inadvertently exposed his mathematical Achilles' heel, much to the amusement of his followers and detractors alike.
The revelation came to light during an exchange with Skeef, an online provocateur and dedicated nicotine researcher, known for his penchant for stirring the pot. Skeef, in his characteristic style, questioned the risks of non-FOSS software, to which NVK responded with a flurry of tweets, each more convoluted than the last. It was during this exchange that the mathematical mishap occurred, leaving NVK's numerical naivety exposed for all to see.
Greg Foss, a proponent of eleventh-grade math and an unexpected participant in this Twitter saga, was dragged into the fray, much to his chagrin. His response, a succinct and exasperated, “Why the fuck did you bring me into this?” perfectly encapsulated the absurdity of the situation.
NVK, in his attempts to navigate the choppy waters of FOSS debate, also made a rather peculiar proposition. He suggested selling various hardware wallets on his store, loading them with source code minus the brand to sidestep copyright issues. This proposal, while innovative, raised more eyebrows than it did investor interest.
In another tweet, NVK queried whether all of @GaloyMoney's infrastructure was FOSS or if they were merely LARPing. This query, while seemingly unrelated to the initial debate, added another layer of intrigue to the already convoluted conversation.
The 𝕏-Force (neé, Bitcoin Twitter), not remotely capable of missing an opportunity for mockery, was quick to jump on NVK's mathematical misstep. Memes flooded the platform, each more hilarious and hyperbolic than the last. One particularly popular meme depicted NVK struggling with a basic algebra equation, a look of utter bewilderment on his face.
This incident serves as a stark reminder that even the titans of the tech world, those who navigate the complexities of Bitcoin BIPS with apparent ease, can stumble over the basics of high school mathematics. It's a humbling thought, one that brings these digital demigods back down to earth, reminding us that they, too, are mere mortals.
In the grand scheme of things, NVK's mathematical mishap is a minor bip in our vast and ever-expanding universe. However, it does provide a moment of levity in an otherwise serious and often inscrutable world. It's a reminder that, at the end of the day, we're all human, prone to errors and misunderstandings, regardless of our status or expertise.
As the 𝕏 storm (neé tweetstorm... oh for fucks sake @elonmusk, just drop the stupid 𝕏 schtick already!) subsides and NVK presumably retreats to brush up on his math skills, the rest of us are left to ponder the lessons learned from this bizarre episode. Perhaps the most important takeaway is that, in the world of tech and 𝕏, anything can happen, and often does. So, the next time you find yourself in a heated online debate, remember NVK's tale and double-check your math before hitting that 𝕏 button. You never know who might be watching, ready to pounce on your next numerical blunder.