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BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: 10 miles is the single day tourism distance to beat
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: pretty sure we did >10 last time
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: I suspect we indeed beat 10, but we did so with greater looping through the feria which makes map reconciliation harder
BingoBoingo: Due to time constrains we however "cheated" and took a taxi from Pocitos to the far end of the feria which simplifies things a bit
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: enjoyed visit of jfw? ( and is he still there ? maybe i can catch him also..? )
asciilifeform to appear on friday
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: It was indeed enjoyable. He's leaving early tomorrow, so we did a greatly compressed tour of the city
asciilifeform: aa was in hurry
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Indeed, and the Mirador was closed despite posting extended hours now that the rennovation was done.
BingoBoingo: So to see the old city and get a view of the ancient fort across the bay we had to hoof it.
asciilifeform will leave on tues. 17 in wee hours
BingoBoingo: On the plus side we saw the bulk on the Navy's actual ships in port.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Thing about ways to destroy the incredibly sturdy new RK drives without building a fire where It'll get the wrong sort of attention
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: microwave
BingoBoingo: I actually never acquired one here
asciilifeform: did any rk people actually req cremation ?
asciilifeform: i thought it was by-req. strictly
BingoBoingo: No one specifically requested, but it seems some sorta physical destruction of the drives is the ethical thing to do.
asciilifeform: nuffin short of thermite ( or lengthy exercise w/ bandsaw ) i suspect will eat those.
asciilifeform: i assume yer thinking of the ones with iron shell
BingoBoingo: Those ones indeed. It might be possible to pop the electronic part out through the USB opening. I'll give that a try.
asciilifeform: if you've a drill an' a vise, can also that
BingoBoingo: That's probably cheaper than the microwave
asciilifeform: vise alone, if good one, will do..
asciilifeform: or anvil/sledge.
asciilifeform: use what's at hand.
BingoBoingo: The metal's actually rather soft on these. Went to pry the chip out and the flathead screwdriver instead made a cutting tear.
asciilifeform: suggests hammer time
BingoBoingo: Pliers got the chip out. tiny little thing.
BingoBoingo: Surprisinly no epoxy or glue in the construction. Small plastic spring/wedge is all that secure the working part to the shell
Vexual: one handed sledge that powers from the shoulder rather than over is known as "lump" hammer to me
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: It'll be substantially warmer than the last time you were here. Pack that bathing suit
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: asciilifeform has globe, so knew -- and already packed..
asciilifeform: 3d of time on the ground imho oughta suffice to pack machines and then r&r
asciilifeform: (4d, but i expect to sleep most of fri.)
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Packing will take an afternoon, maximum
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: is that vz chix there ?
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: She arrived back in town last week. Her girlfriend took the week off. Met up with the Friday.
asciilifeform: re packing, i expect will be quick, i'm bringing the same rotten rags the boxen orig. went in.
BingoBoingo: If you have any weight left after packing machines, the recommended shelf stable item to take out is the local olive oil
asciilifeform: noted. i expect will have weight remain
BingoBoingo: Anyways, do let me know if there is anything you want me to put together into a care basket to drop off at the hotel.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i'ma hit that flea market even.
BingoBoingo: I wouldn't expect anything less.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: need anyffin from gringolandia ? i have gigatonne of slack weight in usa->uy dir..
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: if you want sumthing bought in usa an' ferried over, gpggram asciilifeform , we can make arrangement.
asciilifeform: feels like a waste to only carry rotting old blankets, lol
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Aite, I'll put together a short list of things unavailable here.
BingoBoingo: Won't be a long list, but there are a couple things unavailable here that a Walmart will have
asciilifeform: lulazon part #s also ok
asciilifeform: ( i've a permanent next-day-shitting subscr. there )
BingoBoingo: jfw did leave the 48 port switch here for being too heavy.
danielpbarron: nothing to back up, i messed it up right off the bat and then got too busy to ask about it
danielpbarron: suppose i need to sign a message to confirm this though
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: got it! and will be done today.
shinohai: ./ticker btc usd
btcinfobot: Current BTC price in USD: 7425.52
BingoBoingo_: << asciilifeform the nice things to have list.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: got it.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: para. 1 & 2 items ordered (arrive tomorrow) , para 3 will req. going to town, will do in coming days
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: A+++
asciilifeform: btw very interesting list. i had nfi these were scarce in BingoBoingostan.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: They are indeed. The where and what of supply chains running thin is an odd thing.
BingoBoingo: I've managed to find some nearly civilized sunglasses that do block the UV, but... Just not a big fan of the tint or build quality on them
BingoBoingo: Hard for the locals to know that thing's they have never had are missing.
BingoBoingo: You too will have the chance to view incredibly energetic helicopter spotlight dancing
asciilifeform: still lively eh
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: No arrests, rather muted crowd when I walked by. Just derpy helicopter and other acessories making an effort to be seen.
BingoBoingo: The amount of time the helicopter spent with the spotlight on the water seemed to me a signal that they weren't at that time actually looking at or for anyone in particular.
asciilifeform: around here choppers also used quite similarly ( i.e. loiter around and make noise, presumably as 'fanfare for the majesty of the inca' somehow.. )
BingoBoingo: I got hit with the spotlight a couple times. Numerous apartments got hit with the spotlight. Kept its altitude lower than the tops of the WTC towers, except when nearing the towers.
asciilifeform: i live near a place they use as fuel station, it was annoying at 1st but naodays sleep through it. sorta like when i lived by the railroad, 40m from the track. 1st coupla wks was annoying, then after properly bolted down shelves, etc. stopped noticing.
BingoBoingo: It took me a bit to get used to this barrio being where airplanes start to get rather low on their approach to the airport, but no longer a particular bother.
asciilifeform: re choppers -- at uni there was an antique wreckage (from 'nam' ? nfi) , liked to climb inside, controls sorta worked. but never had occasion to ride in a working one
asciilifeform off to the dc to repair danielpbarron's unit
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asciilifeform: danielpbarron: and plz confirm.
asciilifeform: jurov: i sent back your elbowed keyboard coin from earlier today , via deedbot pm, plz confirm .
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danielpbarron: asciilifeform, ack
danielpbarron: so can I use emerge to install stuff as long as i don't sync?
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: correct
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: the mirrors presently in make.conf for the most part still work. ( and you can of course build proggies from source in the traditional way, bypassing gentoo's collection when need )
asciilifeform: when the cuntoo folx birth a reasonably-complete kit, i'ma port it to rk and offer as option. until then, this.
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: the reason why must NOT 'emerge --sync' is that gentoo's upstream went full-bore tard in late '17. if you sync, 'emerge' simply becomes paperweight, as no longer accepts the systemdism-ban flags
danielpbarron: i noticed
asciilifeform: this situation already was in place at the time of pilot plant at piz, so i assumed danielpbarron knew. for future rk users will include in setup instructions tho.
danielpbarron: i didn't have a rk on pizarro so never used emerge
asciilifeform: hm for some reason i was certain danielpbarron at one pt had rk
asciilifeform: but yes, can use emerge, and lemme know if need vintage tars at any point.
asciilifeform: iirc for mp's wp in particular, need manually-built mysql ( BingoBoingo , diana_coman , lobbes , published material on this subj )
danielpbarron: trying to install vim, i get this failure
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: the usual thing to do in cases like this, is, e.g. ls /usr/portage/app-editors/vim and see what older vers. there were, and then e.g. emerge =app-editors/vim-8.0.1298 rather than emerge vim
asciilifeform: ( alternatively can track down the orig. tarball somewhere on the net , but this can be difficult )
asciilifeform: ( when found a tarball manually, drop it into /usr/portage/distfiles and retry the emerge )
asciilifeform: this is what life is like with 'frozen in amber' vintage gentoos. ( not only on rk )
asciilifeform never discovered this particular breakage because, must admit, never used 'vim'. but currently reproducing it, for to find workaround for other folx, supposing danielpbarron not finds 1st.
shinohai: I use vim, but always build manually because emerge doesn't enable configure options you need for slimv.
asciilifeform: shinohai: can plz share your recipe for danielpbarron ?
asciilifeform testing workaround (made via above algo) atm
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: emerge =ctags-20161028; emerge vim
shinohai: (then `make && sudo make install` of course)
asciilifeform found that errything he personally uses on rk builds w/out gymnastics like this; but naturally impossible to guarantee for whole known universe of shitware. fwiw ^above worx for vim. ( and shinohai's method prolly also worx. )
asciilifeform tested, vim built thusly runs.
asciilifeform bbl:meat
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