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feedbot: http://fixpoint.welshcomputing.com/2021/lets-learn-words/ << Fixpoint -- Let's learn words.
verisimilitude: I'll mention this, regarding that earlier RSA discussion. I'm not experienced enough to judge this article. Be forewarned it's written by a furry, and he may visit this channel, since he checks his referrers for just this.
verisimilitude: He does recommend against using RSA, where possible, and repeats that nonsense about not writing cryptographic code at all.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: archaetypical nsa 'useful idiot' (even links to infamous shills)
asciilifeform: $ticker btc usd
btcinfobot: Current BTC price in USD: $31436.49
asciilifeform: !w poll
watchglass: Polling 15 nodes...
watchglass: 185.85.38.54:8333 : Could not connect!
watchglass: 205.134.172.6:8333 : (172-6.core.ai.net) Alive: (0.082s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=667005
watchglass: 205.134.172.26:8333 : Alive: (0.082s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666542
watchglass: 54.39.156.171:8333 : (ns562940.ip-54-39-156.net) Alive: (0.123s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=667005
watchglass: 205.134.172.4:8333 : (172-4.core.ai.net) Alive: (0.077s) V=70001 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.7.0.1/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=667005
watchglass: 192.151.158.26:8333 : Alive: (0.145s) V=70001 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.7.0.1/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=667005
watchglass: 205.134.172.28:8333 : Alive: (0.144s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Return Addr=0.0.0.0:8333 Blocks=666950 (Operator: whaack)
watchglass: 208.94.240.42:8333 : Alive: (0.225s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=667005
watchglass: 213.109.238.156:8333 : Alive: (0.252s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666176
watchglass: 176.9.59.199:8333 : (static.199.59.9.176.clients.your-server.de) Alive: (0.273s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=391693 (Operator: jurov)
watchglass: 143.202.160.10:8333 : Alive: (0.292s) V=70001 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.7.0.1/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666950
watchglass: 103.36.92.112:8333 : (terebe.ns01.net) Alive: (0.551s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666945
watchglass: 71.114.46.209:8333 : (pool-71-114-46-209.washdc.fios.verizon.net) Alive: (0.160s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=666950 (Operator: asciilifeform)
watchglass: 185.163.46.29:8333 : (185-163-46-29.mivocloud.com) Alive: (0.222s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=521215
watchglass: 84.16.46.130:8333 : (182518.pk.3pp.slovanet.sk) Alive: (0.953s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=447064
feedbot: http://btc.info.gf/blog/hoaxtoshi-and-ayre-ring-in-2021-with-fresh-round-of-lies.html << btcinfo -- Hoaxtoshi and Ayre ring in 2021 with fresh round of lies.
shinohai: also https://forkmonitor.info/stale/btc/666833
asciilifeform: shinohai: oddly enuff, my noad not noticed
shinohai: Most heathen nodes not seeing either: https://mempool.space/tx/9e19bc72f3b9bb23351311f88dc6f5c2e7a209a4fb0ad80b35d50f765e343e29
asciilifeform: shinohai: seems liek not much of a noose item, then. ( were the '100+' blox -- supposing actually happened, they aint posted on that www... -- even mined in realtime ? or was it the sort of phork you or i could bake ? )
shinohai: thats what is lulzy to me, "fork happened" but no blkdump
asciilifeform: shinohai: iirc prb no longer keeps orphaned blox on disk. may be why not displayed.
asciilifeform: ( chances are good that linked site operates via prb )
shinohai: oh its a certainty.
asciilifeform: generally not difficult to predict what prb's wreckers did on a particular question. if $knob simplifies audit of network shenanigans -- can bet they'll snip it out
asciilifeform: goes w/ the overall unspoken 'philosophy' of the redditus, where 'if you can't tell you've been fucked, it's the same as if you haven't been'
asciilifeform: !q seen-anywhere ave1
snsabot: ave1 last seen in #ossasepia on 2020-04-06 04:23:33: So could you try to build with single worker?
asciilifeform: seems like his www seems to have vanished, likely permanently, nao. i've replaced the link to him on my www with lnk to the mirror.
snsabot: Logged on 2020-10-06 13:07:48 asciilifeform: in other noose, noticed that ave1's www seems to have returned. for how long -- nfi. so, mirrored it on dulap next to qntra and bvt's.
snsabot: Logged on 2020-10-06 13:07:48 asciilifeform: in other noose, noticed that ave1's www seems to have returned. for how long -- nfi. so, mirrored it on dulap next to qntra and bvt's.
asciilifeform: ( grr , lnk 1 was to be this )
snsabot: Logged on 2020-08-20 17:59:10 asciilifeform: ( incidentally -- trinque , shinohai , et al -- ave1's www seems to be dead nao.. )
asciilifeform: !q seen-anywhere bvt
snsabot: bvt last seen in #ossasepia on 2020-05-25 05:15:47: if i liked that code, i would have just released the vpatch immediately with performance benchmark, so i agree with 'case against'. i will look into improving the error reporting code -- this should be possible (with slightly more code in v.sh), though the precise loop analysis would take approximately the same amount of ada code as went into that experimental vpatch.
asciilifeform: ^ mirror of him, linked above.
verisimilitude: It's good to know I correctly figured the cryptography article was mistaken, although that's a very safe guess for any such article.
verisimilitude: It's bewildering how anyone can see what happened with OpenSSL and still think ``Don't roll your own crypto.'' is good advice. At least many implementations would have many different flaws, if none were perfect.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: not merely 'mistaken'.
snsabot: (trilema) 2018-05-04 asciilifeform: zx2c4: your null hypothesis is defective.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: understand, these pieces aint works of children, or of ignoramuses. the perps have years of training, they know 100% what they're doing.
verisimilitude: Given what I know about computing, most people with experience really don't.
asciilifeform: virtually all of these distill to 'don't use pgp' and 'use $cloudism/$pnojeapp where $vendor can access yer privkeys / substitute executable on demand'
verisimilitude: I agree that part is obviously malicious advice, yes, although plenty of idiots probably think it's good advice.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: their experience aint 'in computing'.
verisimilitude: Most people, when pressed, would probably claim they don't really need encryption, but then why play pretend. My connection to Freenode isn't encrypted, yet I've yet to see this abused.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: most important application of asymmetric crypto in fact aint encryption, but signing.
asciilifeform: persistent identity -- specifically vtronics -- is the only potential mouse poison known. and the very prospect of such a thing catching on -- terrifies'em.
asciilifeform: to the point where they created entire synthetic 'astroturf' subculture pushing 'benefits of anonymity' etc
asciilifeform: as for encryption -- 99+% of what's 'out there' in the sense of 'readable by plebe armed w/ google' was written specifically to ensure that actual crypto aint there when you in fact do need it.
verisimilitude: I'm familiar with this perspective, and see no reason to disagree with it, yes.
asciilifeform bbl.
verisimilitude: I should get around to forging a more reliable PGP key this year, and sign it with what I've already registered.

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