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verisimilitude: I think about the seven laws a decent bit, asciilifeform.
verisimilitude: On this Lemote Yeeloong, it's being slow for some reason, so I foolishly tried to use a ``traditional'' UNIX utility, renice, to adjust scheduling.
verisimilitude: I didn't expect it would lock my machine for over half an hour, to give two Emacs instances negative twenty priority, the highest priority, because some jackass thought those were good numbers for this.
verisimilitude: Also, in writing that last message, it was lost because of SSH errors, so I got to type it twice.
verisimilitude: So, the options at my disposal were to reboot and lose state, or wait to renice again, so I waited.
verisimilitude: Only a fool thinks the ``superuser'' should be allowed to unintentionally lock the machine up for over half an hour.
verisimilitude: This machine can do millions of calculations per second; just what was it doing, I wonder.
verisimilitude: The solution is, of course, to use hardware massively more powerful than necessary.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: see also.
snsabot: Logged on 2021-01-04 11:50:41 asciilifeform: verisimilitude: i'll add what the schoolbook ~won't~ tell you : the shared-resource bottleneck is ~not~ the greatest catastrophe of the vn model of computation. rather, it is the shit-sandwich of broken abstractions based on the interrupt.
asciilifeform: ( and also. )
asciilifeform: $ticker btc usd
btcinfobot: Current BTC price in USD: $34656.18
asciilifeform: !w poll
watchglass: Polling 15 nodes...
watchglass: 185.85.38.54:8333 : Could not connect!
watchglass: 205.134.172.26:8333 : Alive: (0.081s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Return Addr=0.0.0.0:8333 Blocks=665426
watchglass: 54.39.156.171:8333 : (ns562940.ip-54-39-156.net) Alive: (0.113s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=665853
watchglass: 205.134.172.4:8333 : (172-4.core.ai.net) Alive: (0.094s) V=70001 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.7.0.1/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=665853
watchglass: 71.114.46.209:8333 : (pool-71-114-46-209.washdc.fios.verizon.net) Alive: (0.157s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=665851 (Operator: asciilifeform)
watchglass: 205.134.172.28:8333 : Alive: (0.084s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Return Addr=0.0.0.0:8333 Blocks=665853 (Operator: whaack)
watchglass: 208.94.240.42:8333 : Alive: (0.085s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=665853
watchglass: 205.134.172.6:8333 : (172-6.core.ai.net) Alive: (0.142s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Return Addr=0.0.0.0:8333 Blocks=665853
watchglass: 192.151.158.26:8333 : Alive: (0.145s) V=70001 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.7.0.1/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=665853
watchglass: 213.109.238.156:8333 : Alive: (0.253s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=665304
watchglass: 143.202.160.10:8333 : Alive: (0.253s) V=70001 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.7.0.1/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=665853
watchglass: 185.163.46.29:8333 : Violated BTC Protocol: Bad header length!
verisimilitude: It's always disappointing to click on the website links of loper-os commentators to find empty domains or link farms.
verisimilitude: Does it seem unrealistic, asciilifeform, for me to believe many corporations and other large groups could be replaced by single programmers who were simply able to use the machines to their fullest?
verisimilitude: It's truly sickening, to see the omnipresent waste, given this perspective.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: in what sense 'replaced' ?
verisimilitude: I mean in the sense of equal or better results.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: lol, what 'results' ?! what do most of these orgs produce, that anyone other than similar bands of grifters actually needs or wants ?
asciilifeform: wouldja miss e.g. microshit if erry single biped on its payroll were sent on 1way ticket to pluto tonight ?
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: 99+++% of what currently passes itself off as 'software industry' simply ~would not exist~ if the machines were to ~actually work~, i.e. not operated simply as instruments of busywork, 'menial tasks by mouse instead of by lever'.
asciilifeform: no one actually wants or needs e.g. operating system to have 1e6 (much less the current 1e9+ !) lines of tardcode. it's simply tumour mass.
verisimilitude: That's part of my point.
verisimilitude: Cut away ninety-nine percent of the fat, and allow good tools, languages, and systems, and I see no reason why one man couldn't do the work of millions.
verisimilitude: Care for an interesting story which struck me recently?

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