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asciilifeform: $ticker btc usd
btcinfobot: Current BTC price in USD: $34649.52
asciilifeform: !w poll
watchglass: Polling 15 nodes...
watchglass: : Could not connect!
watchglass: : ( Alive: (0.053s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666875
watchglass: : ( Alive: (0.159s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666875 (Operator: asciilifeform)
watchglass: : ( Alive: (0.142s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666875
watchglass: : ( Alive: (0.154s) V=70001 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666875
watchglass: : Alive: (0.086s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666875
watchglass: : Alive: (0.107s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666542
watchglass: : Alive: (0.083s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Return Addr= Blocks=666873 (Operator: whaack)
watchglass: : Alive: (0.212s) V=70001 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666875
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watchglass: : Alive: (0.317s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666176
watchglass: : Violated BTC Protocol: Bad header length!
shinohai: asciilifeform: Seal link broken here:
asciilifeform: shinohai: where ? your link broken also
shinohai: err sorry it's <<< the seal for ch21-A
asciilifeform: will take a look, ty
shinohai: np was in process of updating mirror and came across.
asciilifeform: shinohai: fixed! ty
shinohai: tyvm as well
asciilifeform: ~this~ is imho much better metric of 'how many people read' than whatever mechanical counts.
snsabot: Logged on 2021-01-18 14:52:25 asciilifeform: verisimilitude: loper-os does ~1G/day on avg. (nfi how many exactly 'hits', difficult to count) . was speaking of the log www however.
asciilifeform: shinohai may very well currently be the 1 reader.
shinohai: Well it appears you *do* have readers, but those that write in are very sporadic.
asciilifeform: shinohai: point being that someone who actually downloads the patches, would've noticed and perhaps said sumthing.
shinohai: Kinda makes me wonder if there are peeps not using vtron to press, and instead just downloading vpatches and manually patching.
asciilifeform: shinohai: nobody's admitted to it, but it is obvious possibility for the lazy
shinohai: "You buy 'em books, you send 'em to school ... and the idiots eat the books."
asciilifeform: more or less.
asciilifeform: adlai: re projectors -- i recently decommissioned a XJ-A240. interested to buy ? it's pretty compact, laser-pumped illuminator etc. and i expect would survive shipping.
asciilifeform: adlai: weighs < 3kg. and still as bright as when orig. bought it in 2010.
feedbot: << btcinfo -- Mirror updates for FFA
asciilifeform: shinohai: ^ a++, ty
shinohai: gah for some reason missed the link to the vpatches/seals, will fix.
verisimilitude: My comment system is somewhat akin to this, asciilifeform. Bothering to send an email means more than just filling in a text field and pressing a button.
verisimilitude: I've noticed Gopher users contact me more, and I also tended to contact them more.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: fwiw i'd actually rather get 0 comments, than mp-style 'ohai, i luvved yer www, ENLARGE PENIS NOW' etc
snsabot: Logged on 2021-01-04 14:11:40 asciilifeform: 'match made in heaven', fella who luvvs spamola enuff to BUY it, and spammers.
verisimilitude: That's as any decent man would, asciilifeform.
asciilifeform: for that matter, imho 99%+ of the comments to date, were ~not~ a boost to the snr of my www. ( i let'em through the mod queue, as normally do when item does not appears obviously spamological, out of respect to the sender. )
verisimilitude: My most extreme dislike about commentators are when they mention other websites.
verisimilitude: I post them anyway, but if I had wanted to note some trash website, I'd have done so myself.
verisimilitude: Our websites are different in this respect.
asciilifeform learned, from the 'extreme popularity' of the ffa articles, 100% of everything he ever wanted to know about the 'cryptography community'
verisimilitude: Most of the ``cryptography community'' would rather have insurance than working software, right?
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: 'insurance' is very much the wrong word, it aint as if anyone ponied up millions to compensate 'heartbleed' victims
verisimilitude: Perhaps company, then.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: what they want in fact is to conform.
shinohai: I always believed they are conditioned to love them upboats, ala
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: good # of'em want to 'look' 'clever' to 'make tenure' etc
snsabot: (trilema) 2017-08-07 asciilifeform: because 'you can't get tenure by saying let's-use-rsa' and you won't get $trillion if you ~do~ dig up the old blueprint
snsabot: (trilema) 2017-03-02 asciilifeform: the 'let's use anything, ANYTHING but rsa' thing really grates on me.
snsabot: (trilema) 2017-03-22 asciilifeform: aaaaanything-but-rsa!!!1111
verisimilitude: I dislike that website. An image hoster fails at simply hosting images.
asciilifeform: shinohai: doesn't load here
shinohai: ah will upload chikun to www when I'm back @ desk.
asciilifeform: shinohai: i wasn't even talking about the redditus; literally don't give rat's arse what they do or 'think'
shinohai doesn't see much difference between HN and reddit tbh. Same lemmings, different banner.
asciilifeform: shinohai: wasn't alleging that there's a diff., or that redditus is only found in the orig. reddit
asciilifeform: the biomass in question is unfortunately nao found just about errywhere.
verisimilitude: That's also mine experience, shinohai.
verisimilitude: They like to think themselves so very clever, yet fail to understand how that stupid voting system is abused.
verisimilitude: A term which has arisen for this is ``bugmen'', asciilifeform.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: familiar w/ 'credo quia absurdum' ?
verisimilitude: I'll hazard a guess at translation.
verisimilitude: Be it ``rules with regards to the absurd''?
asciilifeform: mno
verisimilitude: I've not yet resumed my studies. In any case, what then?
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: 'i believe because it is absurd'. attributed to the early christians.
verisimilitude: Ah, so similar to ``You are insane because you are not like us.''.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: the history is contested, but concept 100% applies. you can't found a religion on '1+1==2' or 'fire is hot'. but on idiocies -- can, makes simple to distinguish 'believers'. in current-day game-theoretical parlance, 'expensive signal'.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: no relation at all
verisimilitude: I saw one, but alright.
asciilifeform bbl
verisimilitude: I'm reminded of Moldbug's writings.
verisimilitude: He wrote of how anyone can believe in the truth, of how lies are uniforms, and with uniforms there are armies.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: the idea is at least 2k y.o.
verisimilitude: Yes.
shinohai: Sorry asciilifeform gonna hafta stop studying ffa, imma get a REAL education:
asciilifeform: lol!
asciilifeform: notbad
asciilifeform: oblig.
verisimilitude: I've a joke about this.
verisimilitude: Colleges are quick to create degrees related to ``cyber'' topics. There would be ``cyber nursing'' degrees if they thought they could get away with it.
asciilifeform: 'sucker born erry minute, and 2 to take him'(tm)(r)(barnum)

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