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BingoBoingo: * asciilifeform lives where people behave roughly like mocsny described << You are double fucked. Negro and the turdmaster...
BingoBoingo: RGIII has not been kind
asciilifeform puzzled by this reference
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BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: RGIII is the strong plowhand carrying you local foosball
BingoBoingo: RGIII was indeed the physical equivalent of a -CURRENT branch until... his knees
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asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: aha - i was referring to the earlier mocsny quote
asciilifeform: rather than the thing about sportsmen
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: But the root of their surivival is determined by the same fat men
BingoBoingo: I merely hypothesize RGIII as inpet enough to miss mocsony's men definitiomn
decimation: < lol. maybe the Aliens will be derpy rhodesians who crowd around in slums
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BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Still when I look at teams to be on for the next year I consider the players they own paramount.
BingoBoingo: Washington tend to fuck this step up royally
decimation: asciilifeform: << you can build your own ovenized reference clock in an oven for $15!
assbot: OCXO/Si5351A Synthesizer ... ( )
decimation: the guy's solution was pretty clever - build an oven out of fr4!
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decimation: << someone made a silly-con valley-ized deedbot
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assbot: Lenovo Caught Installing Adware On New Computers ... ( )
mircea_popescu: i wonder how much money that nets them
punkman: can be lucrative
punkman: there's a lot of malware that just replaces ads on google/facebook/etc
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 20 @ 0.09005499 = 1.8011 BTC [-] {4}
punkman: users generally don't notice it
punkman: although I don't see how it's worth Lenovo's time
mircea_popescu: so if they sold 1mn computers and 1bn ads got replaced somehow that's worth... umm... 50 bux ?
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punkman: I knew a guy that had a couple browser toolbars/plugins that replaced ads. He made $500-1000 per day for quite a while.
mircea_popescu: in 2003 ?
punkman: more like 2010
mircea_popescu: moar power to him.
assbot: Comingle | Your source for do-it-yourself and open source sex technology ... ( )
punkman: this might be fun "’s Firaz Peer and Andrew Quitmeyer are developing the prototype for the Electric Eel, a condom that has conductive leads embedded in it for small jolts of stimulation"
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cazalla: bringing in the bins and what do i see? another scary australian spider staring at me
cazalla: this one, st andrews cross spider is pretty common and harmless too
assbot: Lenovo Caught Installing Adware On New Computers ... ( )
punkman: cazalla: ooh pretty
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cazalla: <punkman> I knew a guy that had a couple browser toolbars/plugins that replaced ads. He made $500-1000 per day for quite a while. <<< i use to get something like $1 per install from pinball publisher
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punkman: cazalla, the pay-per-install stuff always seemed like a bad deal to me, did it work for you?
cazalla: no amount which was brag worthy
cazalla: ppi was only good for sites for which it was a bit of a grey area to use adsense
cazalla: in my experience anyway, i don't doubt that some guys killed with it
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jurov: lol good discussion started from the z80. now, what if we start with piece of germanium/galena/carborundum/whatever
jurov: and use cnc machine with spool of thin wire to make IC out of it with point-contact transistor?
jurov: *transistors
jurov: unlike silicon it isn't so sensitive to impurities
jurov: if it's possible to place 4 such transistors on mm2 then z80 would fit into 20cm2
jurov: !up brendafdez
brendafdez: Could summer morning here in buenos aires today
brendafdez: I'll be seeing a journalist from the NYT today, I was thinking of telling him about b-a
brendafdez: it's the second time he's in Argentina interviewing the people he *thinks matter in bitcoin here
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> i wonder how much money that nets them << You probably missed this because winblows free, but for the longest time it was impossible to get computer with winblows that did not have factory installed malware. Popular advice of the time was "reinstall winblows onto new computer"
BingoBoingo: <brendafdez> it's the second time he's in Argentina interviewing the people he *thinks matter in bitcoin here << Thet tend to suck at identifying that, but it could just as much be the orders they recieve from their political commisar
BingoBoingo: <jurov> and use cnc machine with spool of thin wire to make IC out of it with point-contact transistor? << Now that I'm more sober laser etching saphire to flow a conductor over doesn'r sound so bad.
brendafdez: I didn't ask him what move him. He's very interested in 'seeing the black market in action'. They see it in an amusing light, as if that's a bad thing or something, like going around the city with stacks of cash. And that's actually the closest it gets to bitcoin in fiat.
brendafdez: Last time was also Pete from Coindesk, he interviewed all the poeple claiming to run 'exchanges' here. There are a huge numer of such 'exchanges', most of which don't even exist like coinmelon (refered to by mp as coinmuon bc of the sign at the doorbell). Then there's Latincoin, which is also there athe 'embassy' and also doesn't even exist and is only piching to 'investors' to get money with no product. Last time they were asking for $7
BingoBoingo: brendafdez: Ah, so he was ordered by his poltical officer to slander Argentina's image
BingoBoingo: brendafdez: You have to understand that today's NYtimes is more soviet than pravda could ever have hoped to be
brendafdez: Having the adware preinstalled sort of spares the user the time and ensures they get a consistent experience with a box compromised from the get go. It's an integral part of the user experience, they wouldn't feel right without the bloat and the ads.
BingoBoingo: brendafdez: Sony actually used to have an option (extra $50 US or so) to not have factory adware on your computer when they ship it
brendafdez: amazon still has it in their kindles
brendafdez: 'Special Offers'
BingoBoingo: When I encounter this it was mostly "Wild Tangent"
brendafdez: ;;google what is wild tangent
gribble: PC Hell: How to Remove WildTangent: <>; WildTangent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>; Spyware or Slyware? | <,2817,1601598,00.asp>
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BingoBoingo: This superfish thing lenovois installing though now, looks like a different, worse beast.
BingoBoingo: !up brendafdez
brendafdez: it's like bitcoin 2.0?
brendafdez: wildtangent 2.0 same but worse
BingoBoingo: Nah, it is what it is. Natural hazard of the Windows ecosystem.
brendafdez: Well, if I ever get into the adware business I'll package it as a 'miner' and sponsor bitcoin conferences, no doubt
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chetty: brendafdez, just point the guy to MP article, save everyone a lot of time (after you get your free lunch of course)
BingoBoingo: brendafdez: Point them to this one in particular maybe?
assbot: Interacting with fiat institutions, a guide pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
brendafdez: that one was epic
BingoBoingo: It was indeed. That approach helped S.Dice Erik tremendously when the SEC knocked his door
chetty: lmao, I get a whole new set of smiles everytime someone links that one :D
BingoBoingo: brendafdez: It will probably ingratiate you to no end with the NYtimes people if you point out that noone in Argentina seems as dangerous as that NYPD street gang
brendafdez: Erik <3
chetty: well dead prosecutors are a bit of a deterent
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BingoBoingo: brendafdez: I will be very grateful if you get them to mention the great multinational journalism venture qntra which is eating their lunch on the Bitcoin subject, and they follow through by mentioning it in their piece.
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brendafdez: they won't mention it as anything other than a website from 1993, it's above their head, they only realize it when it's too late. They wouldn't take me srlsly if i show them that xD
chetty: now that would indeed be a super cool event, I'll buy the lunch if you pull that off
BingoBoingo: brendafdez: Of course they would take you most seriously if you mention it. Their political officer is definitely aware of qntra.
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brendafdez: we're meeting now in an hour at a local 'Subway' and then they are coming with me seeing how people buy and sell bitcoins for stacks of cash, which always amuses them, they love seeing the 'stakcks of cash', which is not uncommon here with the largest denomination bill being 8 USD
brendafdez: they love anything that can be portrayed in a bad light as the shady things that happen in this third world country. Like using bitcoin to avoid selling the usd to the government and then selling the bitcoins in the street
BingoBoingo: Sounds a lot like how they covered the rebellion in North St Louis
chetty: third world eh?
BingoBoingo: You just have to remember that New York has become more third world than even Nuevo Laredo. They don't even has cash in New York anymore.
brendafdez: and they are convince the "president of the Argentine Bitcoin Foundation" really matters. It's amusing that said foundation doesn't even exist. But I get asked all the time if i'm part of it, they take me more seriously when I say yes xD
chetty: lmao
BingoBoingo: brendafdez: Just say you are liking the shadow foundation more lately
brendafdez: if I say not at all, it's like I didn0t make it in their eyes, im missing out on being part of the foundation
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chetty: join the real one :P
brendafdez: hah, I linked to the shadow foundation on a mailing list and a facebook group recently, but it falls on deaf ears
BingoBoingo: In other news today Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training. Baseball season is almost upon us.
chetty: Spring Training was a big deal when I was growing up, it amounted to free major league games :)
BingoBoingo: One day I wanted to take the hajj to Florida to watch the spring training games. At the moment though it is a reminder it will eventually stop being balls cold.
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chetty: too bad I can't share some of our summer heat, but actually this morning its very cool and pleasant
BingoBoingo: It's under 0 degrees F here atm. Two weeks ago the high was over 60 degrees F.
BingoBoingo: !up brendafdez
BingoBoingo: Weather here in the Middle West is nothing if not inconsistent
BingoBoingo: !up wao
BingoBoingo: Also looking forward to the buyer's remorse this next US election cycle when everyone gets to see that of the two Bush brothers the dumber, less capable one actually was President for 8 years.
wao: nah irc.
wao: dat protocol.
wao: Hi!
danielpbarron: height=204520 vs height=185164
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assbot: CoinTelegraph: CCN and NewsBTC Advertising Yet Another Scam | ... ( )
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lobbes: BingoBoingo: Weather here in the Middle West is nothing if not inconsistent << whereabouts are you? Ohio-bound over here.
BingoBoingo: lobbes: A bit wester and still further middle
lobbes nods
lobbes is orgiginally from MA. Was amused by the abundance of Jesus billboards and anti-abortion propaganda littering the sides of roads
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mike_c: anybody ever use i'm trying to get some obscure country domain names.
assbot: Register international domain names - Registration in 600+ extensions | EuroDNS ... ( )
mike_c: decimation: << someone made a silly-con valley-ized deedbot << yeah, and you have to pay for it with.. paypal!
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BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Looks like you induced some measure of a traffic spike. New links to your likbez keep emerging.
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pete_dushenski: speaking of asciilifeform's piece, is it fair to assume that other unix-likes include debian and osx ? what of gentoo ?
danielpbarron: i like gentoo; very customizable and doesn't require systemd
BingoBoingo: Gentoo depends entirely on how you decide to build and use it.
BingoBoingo: And upon what
pete_dushenski: danielpbarron: i figured you were into gentoo based on your pogo guide ;)
danielpbarron: i also like OpenBSD
pete_dushenski: do you run them both atm ?
thestringpuller: BingoBoingo: where did that traffic come from?
BingoBoingo: thestringpuller: It seems a variety of places. It isn't the biggest spike, but it definitely is one.
thestringpuller: interesting. an "organic" spike.
danielpbarron: pete_dushenski, ya
danielpbarron: i've got gentoo on my laptop and OpenBSD on my webserver/fullnode/irc client machine
BingoBoingo is rather happy with OpenBSD's handling of laptop
pete_dushenski still has yet to play with much other than debian on vps for node
thestringpuller: nothing wrong with debian
pete_dushenski: tick, tock..
BingoBoingo: ;;google debian rng 2006
gribble: Schneier on Security: Random Number Bug in Debian Linux: <>; Random number generator attack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>; The Debian OpenSSL Bug: Backdoor or Security Accident?: < (1 more message)
pete_dushenski: also looks like debian is getting forked into systemd-less "devuan" sometime this year
assbot: Devuan - the GNU/Linux by Veteran Unix Admins. ... ( )
pete_dushenski: ^they accept btc donations :)
BingoBoingo: I'm concerned by the lack of names
pete_dushenski: fair enough
pete_dushenski: speaking of names, has anyone read any of schneier's books ?
jurov: mike_c: obscure european TLDs usually require proof of residence in that country, or at least in EU
pete_dushenski: wondering when he "went mole" so i can spare myself reading anything thereafter
assbot: Why I suspect Schneier is an US agent. pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
mike_c: jurov: yeah, the ones i am looking at don't require that. eurodns is offering them for sale, I have just never heard of them.
pete_dushenski: jurov: if the cc fraudsters who pwned maison de btc are any indication, i'm sure mike_c can jump that hurdle
pete_dushenski: danielpbarron: naturally :)
pete_dushenski: i just couldn't recall if there was a line in the sand
danielpbarron: ah, "when" not "if" whoops
danielpbarron: !up NewLiberty
NewLiberty: Did you know that Schneier lost his executive position because of praise he gave Snowden?
danielpbarron: !v assbot:danielpbarron.rate.NewLiberty.-1:1baac9e3ec8f3924ea75f9ae8c12259510087b5f9b8510fd26aa283eb8b62bdf
assbot: Successfully added a rating of -1 for NewLiberty with note: He think's a hard-fork is, and I quote: acceptable for expediency's sake.
danielpbarron: in your defense, you said you don't like gavin's proposal
NewLiberty: I use bitcoin in commerce, and yes, would rather not have to outbid folks to get my transaction in
pete_dushenski: ;;later tell asciilifeform could you recommend a book that would serve as an 'amateur's intro to digital security' ?
gribble: The operation succeeded.
NewLiberty: Yes, Gavin's proposal is bad, I've been complaining about it for months
pete_dushenski: wondering if ross j anderson is in the right direction...
danielpbarron:;u=122404;sa=showPosts << NewLiberty's forum posts for those not familiar with this fellow
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assbot: Increasing the block size is a good idea; 50%/year is probably too aggressive ... ( )
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NewLiberty: "If this forks as currently proposed, I'll be selling all my BTC on Gavin's fork and mining on the other. I suspect I will not be the only one."
danielpbarron: you and most people in here, i suspect
pete_dushenski: NewLiberty: that's all well and good but you still need to justify any increase in block size
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pete_dushenski: right now you're saying 'just the tip'
NewLiberty: I am not advocating an increase in block size
danielpbarron: yeah, and if you can currently afford fees, you should always be able to
pete_dushenski: NewLiberty: o no ?
NewLiberty: I am advocating that "chief scientists" at least be scientists and not engineers
BingoBoingo amused that no one talking atm seems to realize how "old" NewLiberty is
NewLiberty: The current proposal is a software engineering approach to a science problem
pete_dushenski: how do you figure what they call themselves has any bearing on their function ?
NewLiberty: It is not even protocol engineering
danielpbarron: no, it's a USG approach to a non-problem
pete_dushenski: gavin is no more a scientist than mr. dress-up
NewLiberty: I give the benefit of the doubt, most don't control where they are born
danielpbarron: the "problem" gavin is trying to solve is "bitcoin will kill the dollar"
NewLiberty: He wants to be a chief scientist, I can help him understand what that entails
NewLiberty: Did he say that?
danielpbarron: he might as well
NewLiberty: dollar =/= US
NewLiberty: though some think so
danielpbarron: s/dollar/FIAT/
NewLiberty: What is currently called "dollar" maybe
NewLiberty: But the word is not what is commonly referred to as a dollar
danielpbarron: what are you trying to say?
NewLiberty: "bitcoin will kill the dollar"
NewLiberty: It will kill it
danielpbarron: dollar/fiat/socialism/totalitarianism
NewLiberty: "dollar" is a specific measure of silver
NewLiberty: USD is a wad of paper
danielpbarron is losing patience
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NewLiberty: XBT will kill USD regardless of what Gavin may or may not do
danielpbarron: that is true, because gavin has nothing to do with bitcoin
NewLiberty: USD will kill USD, even without XBT
NewLiberty: Its self defeating
NewLiberty: A made to fail ponzi
danielpbarron: and stop trying to teach us new terms; we don't care that you prefer 'xbt' to 'btc' or that a dollar used to mean silver
NewLiberty: I'm not here to teach, more to learn.
assbot: IRC Yeshiva | Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski ... ( )
NewLiberty: But having minted a fair share of silver, I have some opinions on the use of "dollar" as that paper drek
danielpbarron: silver isn't money; anyone who says otherwise is likely scamming you
NewLiberty: I've used it for money
NewLiberty: and gold
danielpbarron: i've used cannabis as money; doesn't make it not stupid
NewLiberty: relatively it is stupid
danielpbarron: it's practically the same thing
NewLiberty: yes practicality is largely why is is stupid.
BingoBoingo: cannabis and silver are largely the same thing monetarily, inflation a huge problem. Gold less so. Bitcoin far less so.
thestringpuller: cannabis is perishable tho
NewLiberty: Silver also, gold isn't
danielpbarron: in CT, cannabis is way more fungible than silver; just trade it before it goes bad :p
NewLiberty: Or before it goes up in smoke
thestringpuller: CT also decriminalized cannabis
thestringpuller: dunno how they are able to keep up with demand given...snow and stuff
danielpbarron: yeah that's why i specified CT; i'd wager it's a lot less fungible in oklahoma
NewLiberty: CA somewhat decriminalized. Most strip malls have a dispensary.
thestringpuller: danielpbarron: i was born in hartford btw
NewLiberty: Anyhow, WRT Gavin, he may yet listen and end up less bad.
thestringpuller: And Biggie may not really be dead.
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thestringpuller: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 241.62, Best ask: 241.83, Bid-ask spread: 0.21000, Last trade: 241.85, 24 hour volume: 10233.35845876, 24 hour low: 232.01, 24 hour high: 241.85, 24 hour vwap: 236.719103696
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danielpbarron: ;;later tell asciilifeform << so far just some notes and what i think is your specification; corrections and suggestions welcome
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gribble: The operation succeeded.
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thestringpuller: this is beautiful
thestringpuller: danielpbarron: i may setup a gentoo machine just to make a pogo
danielpbarron: what do you usually use?
assbot: Bankers aren’t the bad guys. | Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski ... ( )
thestringpuller: danielpbarron: debian.
thestringpuller: ah scoopbot down again?
danielpbarron: see if you can do it from debian; you just need the cross compiler
thestringpuller: aight. i'll give that a try. ordering a pogo soon.
pete_dushenski: thestringpuller: scoopbot cannot penetrate the fortress that is contravex
pete_dushenski: the moat is too deep
ben_vulpes: <BingoBoingo> [] decimation> that should be the bar for voting - if you don't have your $185k, you can't vote, because you are literally a bum << Maybe there should be trophies for certain people who inflicted directly and personally more than that damage on the fiat system without being politicos? << most offensive thing about being born here is how one's effectively born into slavery for others obligations.
pete_dushenski: "Be sure to tweet with #JBossBitcoin during tomorrow's race! We hope that #NASCAR & #bitcoin fans can get behind #54. "
pete_dushenski: ^for everyone with a twitter acct ;)
thestringpuller: JBossBitcoin makes me think of webstack using JBoss to run bitcoin stuff
thestringpuller: random: what's with white girls and brown boots...
pete_dushenski: putting on boots is faster than tanning ?
ben_vulpes: <decimation> I would bet that if you asked the parents of the non-vaccinated, they would say that they want to 'prevent autism' << isn't the best way to achieve this to have kids while the womb in question is young, flexible and healthy and the sperms ibid?
thestringpuller: ben_vulpes: my mother was nearly 40 when she had me. no autism here.
ben_vulpes: anecdata
ben_vulpes: it's a statistical thing.
danielpbarron: thestringpuller, << might be a good starting point
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PeterL: ben_vulpes: my nephew is the oldest in his family, has autism but younger siblings don't
PeterL: You might be thinking of Down's Syndrome, that has a higher occurrence in older mothers
ben_vulpes: no, i'm thinking this is all anecdata.
ben_vulpes: you gotta approach life from first principles.
ben_vulpes: as the machinery wears out, it...wears out.
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ben_vulpes: average age of childbirth goes up in america, all sorts of mental disfunctions go up in america.
ben_vulpes: ad/hd, autism...
ben_vulpes: downs.
danielpbarron: Abraham had a son in his 90s
thestringpuller: his wife was probably 13
danielpbarron: Sarah? she was also old
thestringpuller: didn't people live to be like 300 then tho?
thestringpuller: before the Ark.
thestringpuller: (My biblical history is fuzzy) :(
danielpbarron: 600 even, 969 was the oldest
ben_vulpes: medicalization of individuality factored out, if the numbers are to believed and aren't a cultural artifact i'm guessing that increased age of conception is driving some of the increase (if it even exists)
ben_vulpes: danielpbarron: mk well, rock of salt the size of an asteroid and all that.
ben_vulpes: "dude was real old"
danielpbarron: i think by the time of Abraham it had gone down quite a bit though
thestringpuller: maybe we should stop giving babies ipads?
thestringpuller: and letting them guzzle high fructose corn syurp
PeterL: is 600 or 969 years or months?
danielpbarron: and not hitting them enough
danielpbarron: PeterL, years
PeterL: maybe somebody mistranslated a time unit somewhere along the way?
pete_dushenski: of course, what's a "year"
danielpbarron: the time it takes for the earth to go all the way around the sun
ben_vulpes: and how reliable were the counts
pete_dushenski: i'm sure the counts were reliable
ben_vulpes: and what about that whole "walked with god for 200 years" schtick, hm?
pete_dushenski: but the literary flourishes were less so
pete_dushenski: symbolism and all that
danielpbarron: ben_vulpes, i don't recall that; could you cite chapter/verse?
ben_vulpes: danielpbarron: you can google yourself, i'm not actually in a theological debate here.
ben_vulpes: numbers probably wrong, phrasing probably wrong. i am not interested in biblical scholarship etc.
thestringpuller: that's cause you're a joo
thestringpuller: or what-not
ben_vulpes: a something-or-other
danielpbarron: lack of interest in Bible could also indicate catholic :p
thestringpuller: danielpbarron: the cryptopaladin!
danielpbarron: ew, paladin is like.. the worst class
danielpbarron: i always went with the necro guy
danielpbarron: ah it was Enoch, and he walked with God for 300 years
ben_vulpes shrugs
lobbes: <ben_vulpes> average age of childbirth goes up in america, all sorts of mental disfunctions go up in america. << couldn't this also be ascribed to a higher birth-rate?
PeterL: but the birth rate is going down
ben_vulpes: lobbes: i'm assuming percentages are going up, not absolute numbers
ben_vulpes: but ffs read tlp - there's no actually knowing anything about the numbers or what they mean
thestringpuller: PeterL: none of this Children of Men stuff
PeterL: what's a children of men?
thestringpuller: a sci fi novel/movie where humans are unable to have children
thestringpuller: thus extinction
thestringpuller: plot ensues from there
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PeterL: thestringpuller: is it worth watching?
thestringpuller: PeterL: if you don't mind Clive Owen it's not bad.
thestringpuller: pete_dushenski: That's a great question I do not have an answer for.
thestringpuller: philosophy and stuff is hard
pete_dushenski: that's what makes it fun!
BingoBoingo: pete_dushenski: The way it is hard makes it fun. Eating pinecones also hard, not fun.
pete_dushenski: which i why i read burke and don't bleed when i shit
thestringpuller: pete_dushenski: well allies and enemies are generally relative. I think La Serenissima creates a republic where it dictates the scene.
thestringpuller: La Serenissima's enemies are absolute. Once an enemy always an enemy.
pete_dushenski: most states i can think of work this way
pete_dushenski: any friendships or peace agreements are temporary conveniences
pete_dushenski: trusted parties will stick together and only play nice when it's +ev
PeterL: pete_dushenski: "not that this is the worst thing to be have foisted upon you" << lose either be or have
pete_dushenski: fixed, ty!
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pete_dushenski: lenovo re: superfish: "we have thoroughly investigated this technology and do not find any evidence to substantiate security concerns"
thestringpuller: pete_dushenski: Well, US harbored Nazi scientists for moon program or what not.
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thestringpuller: In La Serenissima, enemy is always enemy. Do not think reality exists where Gavin earns real trust.
thestringpuller: Not after his becoming enemy.
pete_dushenski: but as with nazi case, the tune can change if a suitable use case is found
pete_dushenski: gavin will always be an enemy because he's also woefully incompetent
pete_dushenski: if he were a worthy opponent, it might one day be a different story
thestringpuller: humor me hypothetical of MP and Gavin joining forces after declaration of war?
pete_dushenski: so in your hypothetical gavin doesn't suck at life ?
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jurov: ^ apparently this ships in the EU
jurov: but unsure if it's v2 or v3
jurov: and also customer reviews are scathing (it's unstable)
thestringpuller: pete_dushenski: how about hypothetical enemy who is competent who just wants to straight up smash bitcoin
jurov: i already have enough problems with cantankerous rpi's that are more stable when overclocked.. guess i'll pass this one
pete_dushenski: thestringpuller: now that's a different story
pete_dushenski: one that could end the way it did for the moon nazis
thestringpuller: pete_dushenski: war ends, enemy loses, how does republic trust enemy at all not to back stab Kahn style?
thestringpuller: cause this asks of those working with enemy (at some point after recovery) to keep watchful eye, which means you don't really trust him
assbot: Gemalto also makes OpenPGP smart cards - I have one. We really need a OpenPGP v2 that supports multisig; right now I'm trusting Gemalto.
pete_dushenski: i'll keep using your moon nazi example because it's so darned useful here: trust isn't complete, but limited to one domain
pete_dushenski: all work is supervised and checked
pete_dushenski: let's say in the soviet style used for nukes and satellites
assbot: The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle ... ( )
pete_dushenski: "o noes phones aren't sekure!"
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Apocalyptic: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: ty Apocalyptic
Apocalyptic: you're welcome
ascii_field: jurov: the 'pogo' you found is the one without sata port.
ascii_field: 'multisig' << can we start saying 'key escrow' whenever some moron put the word 'multisig' ?
ascii_field: honesty plz
ascii_field: jurov: it's unstable << i'm gonna guess that the unstable part is the proprietary nas app that comes with 'pogo'
ascii_field: rather than the hardware
ascii_field: (must confess that i have not tested that particular incarnation, however. but my pogo has not once overheated or shown any signs of hardware failure. has been running more or less round the clock since purchase.)
PeterL: so I'm looking at houses near some of the jobs I'm applying for, I know I really don't want to live inside Detroit, but 15k for a 4br/2ba house seems tempting
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ascii_field: great sim heist << transparent nsa smokescreen. gsm uses toy crypto since day one (usg mandate) and has always been breakable with minimal effort.
ascii_field: ergo this is not why they stole the keys (assuming the snowden document is genuine)
ascii_field: the press, rancid mixture of stooges and useful idiots, help to push the implication that 'now we can switch to keys that have not yet been stolen, and no more interception'
ascii_field: precisely the usg message.
pete_dushenski: what would switching keys look like ?
pete_dushenski: if they went down that road
pete_dushenski: new sim cards for phones or a network diddle ?
Apocalyptic: ascii_field, yeah there is some trace of "but 3G and 4G networks are more secure" message in that piece
ascii_field: you'll see soon enough when gemalto (as if nothing happened, remains in business of course, like all usg pseudo-industrial ops)
ascii_field: decides to 'we cleaned up our act'
pete_dushenski: !up Xuthus
ascii_field: pete_dushenski: all mobile phones use toy crypto - and, as if this were not enough, call is carried as plaintext on the telco wire in the end
pete_dushenski: 'and we'll help to write new regulations which we'll then abide by'
ascii_field: there is no meaningful crypto between endpoints and this is mandatory, by design
pete_dushenski: so why bother changing it ?
pete_dushenski: doesn't even seem like there's room to make it easier to intercept
ascii_field: to peddle the notion that the sim keys matter for any purpose whatsoever is either the act of a complete illiterate on the subject, or a usg stooge.
pete_dushenski: Xuthus: and who would you be ?
pete_dushenski: ascii_field: seems like a waste of breath
pete_dushenski: but i guess the usg is just a marketing machine at this point
ascii_field: thing is, it works
pete_dushenski: to the extent that no one is watching the dismantling of their wealth, sure
ascii_field: no, it works in the sense that the folks in control, are still amply supplied with whores and blow
ascii_field: that's the only actual design goal of the system
pete_dushenski: which continues to be possible because of aforementioned wealth dismantling
ascii_field: 'Apps like TextSecure and Silent Text are secure alternatives to SMS messages, while Signal, RedPhone and Silent Phone encrypt voice communications. ' << finally the mask falls off, and we know that a usg muppet wrote that article.
pete_dushenski: otherwise, without new taxes or program cuts, not possible
ascii_field: know as in sky-is-blue.
pete_dushenski: pretty obvious really
pete_dushenski: even for an amateur like me
pete_dushenski: but i guess hanging out here trains one's eye after a while
ascii_field: that line removes any possible doubt.
ascii_field: either stooge or a direct useful idiot of one
danielpbarron: so apparently a pogo can survive a fall to the floor from about 3 feet while running; on a related note, not all devices ship with the same length ethernet cable
ascii_field: danielpbarron: ought to survive a fall from airplane. there is nothing shock-sensitive inside.
ascii_field: (if you have a mechanical drive connected, that's another matter)
danielpbarron: the drive popped out as a result of the fall, and its connecting bracket also came out a bit; but it's setting new best height now, so all is fine i suppose
danielpbarron: it was the solid state one; probably why it still works
danielpbarron: my throat is now sore from yelling
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PeterL: !up ascii_field
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mircea_popescu: jurov: lol good discussion started from the z80. now, what if we start with piece of germanium/galena/carborundum/whatever << si carbide prolly most promising, or maybe some particular graphite formulations.
mircea_popescu: jurov: if it's possible to place 4 such transistors on mm2 then z80 would fit into 20cm2 << this, basically, is my point. 20 sqcm is not really a big deal. and the number of people who might do it just to play the original Chaos on their pet rock is not negligible.
ascii_field: unfortunately, need more than transistors
mircea_popescu: ALSO major point : it doesn't have to be successful.
mircea_popescu: what i mean is : currently, the fabs regard a printer that ruins 1% of the sheets as disastrous.
mircea_popescu: in our case, if 1% of the sheets are printed correctly, we're golden
mircea_popescu: people would do it like they hunt for pokemons
mircea_popescu: that inversion really gives a lot of tolerance space.
ascii_field: gives it a chinese 'great leap forward backyard steel furnace' flavour though.
mircea_popescu: so it does.
mircea_popescu: understand : reversing the secular trend from "Factory" to "household" is worth pretty much any sacrifice.
mircea_popescu: it's not me speaking, it's god!
ascii_field: but has to not only at least occasionally work,
ascii_field: but actually not depend on industrial outputs
ascii_field: otherwise it's an exercise in pashtun kalash-making
mircea_popescu: not depend on NON COMMODIFIED industrial outputs.
ascii_field: (you have the rifle, but izhevsk still has the shells)
mircea_popescu: one step at a time.
mircea_popescu: as long as the industiral output you use holds no ip, it's good.
mircea_popescu: we want to kill the ip-in-product thing first, then the rest is unsustainable/can't mount any resistance.
ascii_field: if that's the object, can use ttl 74xxxx logic
ascii_field: it 1) made everywhere, even ussr 2) utterly standardized 3) 'does not know where it will be plugged in'
ascii_field: i must say, always wanted to build a 'bitslice cpu'
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell brendafdez: Could summer morning here in buenos aires today << wait, you're in ba ?
gribble: The operation succeeded.
pete_dushenski knew this about brenda
mircea_popescu: most of which don't even exist like coinmelon (refered to by mp as coinmuon bc of the sign at the doorbell) << ahahaha wut, wait, the mystery is demystified ?
mircea_popescu: muon was really melon ?
assbot: Logged on 19-02-2015 11:57:09; brendafdez: Having the adware preinstalled sort of spares the user the time and ensures they get a consistent experience with a box compromised from the get go. It's an integral part of the user experience, they wouldn't feel right without the bloat and the ads.
cazalla: danielpbarron: my throat is now sore from yelling <<< try breaking something :P
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: the one utterly unsolved problem is ram
mircea_popescu: so it is.
mircea_popescu: lol yea, like cazalla's... ipad.
ascii_field: none of the contemplated processes threaten to give you anything like '80s micro capacity
ascii_field: i've contemplated a revival of delay-line memories using modern high-frequency amps
mircea_popescu: ascii_field could one simply hijack ssds ?
mircea_popescu: as in, replace the controller.
ascii_field: hijack ?
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: one can buy raw nand flash
mircea_popescu: ok. so then make a sane addressing scheme, and put a controller in and that's that.
mircea_popescu: memory = disk, like in the good old days.
ascii_field: but this turns into a very different flavour of project
mircea_popescu: make the chips hotswappable, too, by default.
ascii_field: machine that can't be boobied - yes. ic fab on your desk - no
mircea_popescu: imagine alf! a memory scheme which allows you to shoot at the memory units, and add more as you wish without kernel panic.
ascii_field: sop in rad-hard machines
ascii_field: (erasure code in ram controller)
mircea_popescu: im not saying it's new. im saying it is time to get home computing out of the 1950s .
ascii_field: i'd generalize to everything being tandem-able by default
mircea_popescu: ideally.
ascii_field: (n-of-m voting scheme)
mircea_popescu: so the one day you need moar memory ? YOU BORROW SOME
mircea_popescu: like in thefucking old days #2
ascii_field: aha, sop in ibm 'big iron'
ascii_field: now bringing things back to my original boojum - you can't drive sdram with 74xxxx ttl.
ascii_field: it can't be asked to go arbitrarily slowly.
PeterL: why not?
ascii_field: gotta match the refresh upper bounds
ascii_field: or lose bits.
ascii_field: in milliseconds.
mircea_popescu: ascii_field you can layer them
ascii_field: !s sdram
assbot: 14 results for 'sdram' :
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: can't layer dram
mircea_popescu: no the ttl.
ascii_field: like sampler on cheap oscope ?
mircea_popescu: any arbitrary frequency can be met out of an arbitrary count of components.
ascii_field: possibly
mircea_popescu: no. like a timed array.
ascii_field: well yes, that's how my chinese scope gets a 100MHz sampler using 20MHz chinese ADCs
mircea_popescu: then like!
mircea_popescu: brendafdez: if I say not at all, it's like I didn0t make it in their eyes, im missing out on being part of the foundation << lol muricans gotta muricate.
mircea_popescu: mike_c: anybody ever use << i think i got something thourhg them a few years ago. nothing terrible.
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mircea_popescu: ;;seen trinque
gribble: trinque was last seen in #bitcoin-assets 17 hours, 48 minutes, and 40 seconds ago: <trinque> two generations out of a high child mortality rate and people think they're bulletproof
trinque: I'm here
mircea_popescu: where's teh deedbot!!1
trinque: 340107
mircea_popescu: aite, so, monday ?
thestringpuller: read that as if mircea_popescu was german from lebowski
thestringpuller: "where's da deedbot lebowski!1"
trinque: thestringpuller: lol
trinque: mircea_popescu: yeah, seems there are no other acts of god that could delay it
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller: interesting. an "organic" spike. << yeah, the thing's definitely starting to pull its own weight.
ascii_field: what's an organic spike ?
ascii_field: vlad's tree stump stakes ?
mircea_popescu: ascii_field admitting traffic is a notion with an actual real equivalent,
ascii_field: ah, server spike
trinque: ascii_field: that's what the portland residents will be put atop
mircea_popescu: if the source of a traffic spike is directly identifiable (X site linking) vs if it's not (various sites linking)
assbot: Devuan - the GNU/Linux by Veteran Unix Admins. ... ( )
mircea_popescu: € 4298.41 via Paypal (EUR)
mircea_popescu: € 1099.18 via Stripe (EUR)
mircea_popescu: € 558.42 via Bank wire (EUR)
mircea_popescu: ฿ 2.20703267 Bitcoins (XBT)
ascii_field: 'XBT' ?
mircea_popescu: pity they didn't have the sense to wot.
PeterL: xbt == btc
mircea_popescu: ima email them see if they're willing to respect the signed approach.
thestringpuller: ascii_field: it is organic drug you put in someone's drink to kidnap them
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thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: << I don't think that will work. Cause you are exchanging government scrip for Bitcoin so it involves transfer of that...
mircea_popescu: ascii_field i wrote them an email inviting them over.
mircea_popescu: we do actually have a lot of overlap.
danielpbarron: apparently there is a way to enable ssh on a brand new pogo without using their stupid website
mircea_popescu: o wow, look at that, they have an irc even.
mircea_popescu: /join #debianfork
thestringpuller: everything is forking
mircea_popescu: "forking"
ascii_field: danielpbarron: not only, but i said what that way is on the day i mentioned 'pogo' here for the first time
ascii_field: i certainly did not use their idiot 'registration' thing
ascii_field: nor would any process that relies on their site staying up, be of use to our cause
danielpbarron: well, i'm an idiot :/
PeterL: mod6 or ben_vulpes: on the header extends off the right side of the screen (on my machine), could you make it use a smaller font so it fits inside the window?
assbot: ..::[ The Bitcoin Foundation ]::.. ... ( )
danielpbarron: i don't know how to use computers because i'm actually good at it; it's a matter of necessity
thestringpuller: hey we may have new allies!
thestringpuller: #devuan joins the party
ascii_field: it is not enough that folks fork, they must understand -why- they fork, and who the enemy is
thestringpuller: ascii_field: enemy of enemy sorta == friend??
ascii_field: quite a few people have not made the conceptual leap to seeing the malice behind the incompetence
thestringpuller: is that a requirement for swinging axe or sword?
ascii_field: for reliably swinging in the correct direction - absolutely required.
ascii_field: imagine if folks went to war as they go to 'mosh pit'
thestringpuller: ah like when party member has confuse debuff and he starts hitting you
ascii_field: 'i just wanna swing'
mircea_popescu: what's jurov's list again ? someone dump in #debianfork
thestringpuller: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: danke thestringpuller
thestringpuller: interesting point with moshpit it is a very inefficient exertion of energy
thestringpuller: just ball of exploding meat chaos
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PeterL: after mircea_popescu left, in #debianfork: tmyklebu: he's not weird enough to be a billionaire.
mircea_popescu: ahahahaha
mircea_popescu: they should have a bash.
mircea_popescu: the things pete_dushenski causes.
mircea_popescu: ascii_field it is not enough that folks fork, they must understand -why- they fork, and who the enemy is << would not go that far, personally. just as long as people act sanely, they're good enough.
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski: NewLiberty: that's all well and good but you still need to justify any increase in block size << how about ?
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mircea_popescu: NewLiberty: I am advocating that "chief scientists" at least be scientists and not engineers << scientists, engineers etc have no business with chiefdom. that's a position for a strategist, nothing else.
mircea_popescu: chetty sadly that world's being "revealed" about every other year.
mircea_popescu: there actually exist these completely insane people going around injecting industrial grade silicone straight into "customers"
mircea_popescu: "a procedure involving silicone and Krazy Glue"
chetty: well I dont know why women want bigger butts
mircea_popescu: that's pretty clear. why do they think they can cut themselves up like they were barbie dolls however, that's mysterious.
chetty: maybe a bigger butt helps if you sit at a computer a lot ...hmmm
mircea_popescu: NewLiberty: A made to fail ponzi << a ponzi only fails because there's an actual monetary unit to compare against.
mircea_popescu: otherwise, ponzi in a vacuum does not fail.
mircea_popescu: chetty 20yo was a dancer.
mircea_popescu: she was black im ready to bet.
mircea_popescu: this means... she shook her butt.
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mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes: <decimation> I would bet that if you asked the parents of the non-vaccinated, they would say that they want to 'prevent autism' << isn't the best way to achieve this to have kids while the womb in question is young, flexible and healthy and the sperms ibid? << i am willing to bet no, because autism was virtually unknown weh i was a kid, and old women had plentry of kids back then
PeterL: was it unknown because it did not exist or because it was not yet named?
mircea_popescu: didn't exist.
PeterL: the people now being called autistic, they would have been called something different back then?
PeterL: like weird?
mircea_popescu: mmm, but i would remember the cases, see. not a matter of calling.
PeterL: would you? maybe you just avoided people like that?
mircea_popescu: as a kid growing up, i had contact with... thousands, prolly at the outset 10k kids. in the sense of actually having seen them with mine own eyes.
mircea_popescu: and i'd have heard *something* about the particular weirdness.
mircea_popescu: for that matter, autism went in the supplemental fascicle of infantile pathology, with spina bifida et all horrors.
mircea_popescu: !up NewLiberty
mircea_popescu: !gettrust assbot NewLiberty
assbot: Trust relationship from user assbot to user NewLiberty: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 0 via 0 connections. | |
mircea_popescu: eh danielpbarron you're really pushing things eh
mircea_popescu: !rate NewLiberty 1 voice
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cazalla: the 90s gave us so many adhd kids that it was no longer fashionable.. the new fashion with autism is that one can pronounce that their kid is "on the spectrum" as if it makes them somewhat special
NewLiberty: I'd aver that no money is in a vacuum, it is only meaningful in exchange for things.
cazalla: at least that is my experience overhearing mothers talk
trinque: I suspect it's as adhd was/is, an easy way to prescribe drugs
trinque: gotta have as many people on govt sanctioned amphetamines as possible
trinque: most "autistic" people I've encountered just seemed like kids that weren't properly raised
chetty: I dont doubt the uptick is partly a matter of fashion and names, but it doesnt explain it all, something else is going on there
mircea_popescu: pollution is my guess.
chetty: chems in foods etc, probably
cazalla: mircea_popescu, ever come across gender dysphoria or same story as autism?
mircea_popescu: actually that DID happen.
mircea_popescu: maybe 1 in 20 preteen chick wanted to be a boy.
mircea_popescu: for various intensities of want.
chetty raises hand
cazalla: boy wanting to be girl i mean, tom boys are a given
mircea_popescu: i think i knew a grand total of maybe a dozen kids that'd be what you call confused. prolly more, but kept secret because at the time pretty stigmatic.
chetty: why do you suppose tom boys are a given, but boys wanting to be girls is wierd?
mircea_popescu: and to help everyone interested evaluate the above numeric claims : at the time in romania, housing was "allocated", to first time parents. so basically, you'd marry, play with the wife, once she missed a period you made a claim with your place of employment and ~1 year later they'd give you the keys to a new apartment. the density was maybe 1k / sqkm. i was a first born, but most families had two or more children - pl
mircea_popescu: enty as many as four or five.
mircea_popescu: consequently, in the 1sqkm area that's the hunting grounds of one healthy boy, i literally knew, by sight, thousands of kids.
mircea_popescu: and then in school, three 4 year cycles of 1-3k kids each.
mircea_popescu: 10k is a fair outer bound.
cazalla: chetty, i guess because i grew up knowing of some whereas the idea that a boy would think he is a girl was foreign to me until more recent years.. just an anecdote, but i see most of the boy to girl shit coming from sjw types, that's all
trinque: cazalla: seems that's part of a larger category of "identity fuck"
cazalla: in other words, i'm already familiar (comfortable?) with the idea of tom boys
chetty: well in fairness, tome boys dont always want to be boys, they just want the freedom
trinque: this idea that one can identify as anything, plant, mineral, sports mascot
mircea_popescu: chetty i suspect it's one way but not the other for purely biological reasons. specifically : 9 yos can do the same number of pull-ups.
mircea_popescu: then the girls get tits and butts, and they can no longer lift themselves up for a kingdom
mircea_popescu: s readily obvious why kids' want to be boys rather than girls at that age.
mircea_popescu: PeterL: You might be thinking of Down's Syndrome, that has a higher occurrence in older mothers << yeah, that's proven. autism merely suspected.
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes: average age of childbirth goes up in america, all sorts of mental disfunctions go up in america. << except the machine is made to fail once it no longer can work.
mircea_popescu: PeterL: maybe somebody mistranslated a time unit somewhere along the way? << "but they translated the hebrew word for young woman to the greek word for nine months, and hence..."
PeterL: lol
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller: La Serenissima's enemies are absolute. Once an enemy always an enemy. << actually... these "enemies" of ours are more like wanna-be girlfriends than anything.
mircea_popescu: o look Apocalyptic. how goes ?
mircea_popescu: PeterL: so I'm looking at houses near some of the jobs I'm applying for, I know I really don't want to live inside Detroit, but 15k for a 4br/2ba house seems tempting << it's the end of days i tell you, idiots here think 2br/1ba apts are 150k
mircea_popescu: ascii_field: no, it works in the sense that the folks in control, are still amply supplied with whores and blow << neiother of these are either rare, ahrd to get or particularly useful/desirable.
PeterL: but it's the taxes that kill you, you pay 4k+/yr property tax for these cheap houses, and city income tax of 2.5% (suburbs have no income tax)
Adlai: mircea_popescu: "made to fail once it no longer can work" << these are not binary
mircea_popescu: obviously. but there's still more error checking in the uterus than in the space program.
mircea_popescu: PeterL ahahaha wuit, city income tax ?!
mircea_popescu: gtfo roflmao omfg. what ?!
mircea_popescu: how does a city even have the fucking authority to make an income tax ?!
PeterL: yeah, dumb idea, anybody who earns income moves out
mircea_popescu: nopbody told city hall "dudes, stfu and mind the parking meters" ?
PeterL: State passed a law because Detroit begged them to, Lansing charges 1%
mircea_popescu: it's absurd.
mircea_popescu: how about i buy a building, make a building income tax ?!
PeterL: a couple other cities in MI also have 1%, but most don't have any
Adlai: you should start a tax-free residential office park right outside the official city limits
PeterL: usually they also charge 1/2 the income tax to people who work in the city but live elsewhere
mike_c: NYC tax is 3.5%
mircea_popescu: Adlai nope. because once it's established they'd try to steal it and i'd have to go to war and massaacre them.
PeterL: the city of Southfield is essentially one giant office park for companies who wanted to move offices out of the city
Adlai: has it since instituted its own shitty tax?
PeterL: no, but they do have pretty high propety tax there, I think
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mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it's kinda funny to me how many of these "online magazines" copied after the atlantic sprung up everywhere. they almost look like all the boost-baseds "bitcoin businesses", except they're driven by scammers who scam the dod instead of scammers who scam idiot bitcopiners.
mircea_popescu: vaguely related : google for "preet"
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mircea_popescu: apparently guy thinks he needs all the pr he can get.
TheNewDeal: ;;later tell TomServo around until Monday. Hope we can finally get in touch if you need to!
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Apocalyptic: not bad mircea_popescu, what about you ?
mircea_popescu: not bad nopt bad.
Adlai: your p key on the other hand seems to be cryping out for some love
Adlai: ;;bc,stats
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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: just as long as people act sanely, they're good enough << if they have no concept of the enemy, the latter can persuade them to 'act sanely' in a harmless - to him - direction, when it suits him
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: pogo notes << shameful mistake on my part re: jtag pinouts. the soldered wires, turns out, actually lead to (useless to me) gpio pins, not jtag
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: the actual jtag test points are small and gnarly, clustered around cpu. i'll get around to them some time..
danielpbarron: i'm trying to figure this uboot thing out right now. is this a proper thing to be looking at? ->
asciilifeform: autism epidemiology << one way or another, iatrogenic. you can take that to the bank.
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: the uboot source is pretty easy to build
thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: wanna-be girlfriends << you mean groupie who false accusing it?
thestringpuller: everytime i see pogo plug now I think of a pogo stick shaped butt plug
danielpbarron: you used the sheevaplug board option i see
asciilifeform: works fine.
danielpbarron: i was gonna use MV88f6281GTW_GE Board
danielpbarron: how did you know to do that?
asciilifeform: iirc i picked it from the built-in menuconfig thingie in uboot's build system
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danielpbarron: compiling now
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform ipso definitio not sanely.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: more along the lines of 'folks shouldn't stay and be sane back on the farm, there's a war on, go to the front'
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform iatrogenic << nah, my money's on a yet unidentified pollutant from industrial practice. something in consumer products, from the shitty gelatin kraft/unilver uses as the basis of all their "products" - really flavoured goop, to soaps plastics w/e.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform folks should fight whatever war they feel like.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: if it's a pollutant, it'd have to be one that usa takes in more or less evenly...?
asciilifeform: for instance, the california sv folks don't eat much 'kraft'
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller no, i mean low value idiots who'd gladly suck our cock if only we a) didn't bang hotties and b) validated their self-hottie delusions.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform industry is industry. they all use the same thing.
mircea_popescu: you imagine there's any difference between ANY fizzy drink ?
asciilifeform: lol no.
mircea_popescu: (this includes all beers)
asciilifeform: the fizzy drinks and synthetic beers have been around longer than autism, though.
mircea_popescu: look it up.
mircea_popescu: autism starts to move up just about the time warren buffett starts derping about how great wrigley is.
mircea_popescu: it's a by-product of the "Great Industrial Integration" of the late 60s
asciilifeform: more general observation, one explanation of the american attitude to pollutants (the more the merrier) is that it is precisely for the same reason as poettering et al's attitude to software.
danielpbarron: ok i have an executable file named 'u-boot'
asciilifeform: bury folks in an ocean of shit - no blame can be assigned
asciilifeform: or so the perpetrator assumes.
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron wd.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it's certainly damned hard to fish through the soup currently.
asciilifeform: and it isn't as if you can craft a mouse model for autism.
danielpbarron: is this the same file i can write to /dev/mtd0 ?
mircea_popescu: but incidentally : girl bought 'dijon mustard' by kraft. made to mimic actual legitimate producers.
mircea_popescu: immediately tasted the telltale bitter back of mouth aftertaste.
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: gotta use the util. described in the original article. it sets the ecc bits in the eeprom
mircea_popescu: ALL THEIR FUCKING SHIT is made out of the same goop, with flavourings.
danielpbarron: nandwrite ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: where i live, the synthetic food is conveniently shelved in another (by far largest) section of the store than the mostly-correct (to look, feel, and taste) variant
mircea_popescu: from persil to bosco
asciilifeform: the vendors aren't really trying to mimic the genuine article.
asciilifeform: it is entirely clear to the naked eye (no need to open the seal) where the identical goop is.
asciilifeform: (aside from logo, geometrically regular packages with no expiration date or date in distant future, proximity to other similar products on the shelf, and - above all - cost closer to what one might expect of motor fuel than food)
asciilifeform: this says nothing on the question of contaminants found in 'proper' food in same shop, but i did want to point out that the two fundamentally different things are shelved separately
asciilifeform: and there can be no confusion between them, imho
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danielpbarron: d'oh i'm dumb; it's in /usr/sbin/
mircea_popescu: in practical terms, however, most people eat pre-produced stuff, either at home or in a "restaurant"
mircea_popescu: from mcdo to tgi or w/e.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: whatever it is, u.s. folks from 'high society' obsessed with 'natural product' are getting their fair share of it - or more.
asciilifeform: the ones who wouldn't be 'caught dead' at, e.g., 'mcdonald's'
mircea_popescu: there is the occasional shop that's competent, but by and large the label offers no protection.
mircea_popescu: much like college degrees offer no guarantee
danielpbarron: i've got two examples of writing uboot and they use different flags and different start addresses
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: flags and start addresses !?!
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: it goes right on top of the old uboot
danielpbarron: /tmp/nandwrite /dev/mtd0 /tmp/uboot.2014.07-tld-1.pogo_v4.mtd0.kwb
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: you want to erase the nand, yes
danielpbarron: /usr/sbin/nandwrite -p -s 0x100000 /dev/mtd0 /tmp/uboot.bin
asciilifeform: if you omit the block count, it does the whole partition.
asciilifeform: nononono
asciilifeform: flash_erase /dev/mtd1 0
asciilifeform: well, mtd0
asciilifeform: in this case
asciilifeform: and then,
cazalla: this food talk reminds me of current hysteria of hepatitis a laden frozen berries from china doing the rounds here in australia, many people such, much surprise for some reason.. while on holidays, i spot the same shit in my parents freezer, advise em that they might not wanna eat this but get met with abuse, you think you know everything response.. a month later, hep a scare! so sweet lulz
asciilifeform: nandwrite -p /dev/mtd0 whatever
danielpbarron: and i can use the flash_erase and nandwrite that come on the stock pogo?
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: can
danielpbarron: should*?
asciilifeform: or build'em on whatever you're running
asciilifeform: they're fairly low-tech
cazalla: of course, people are now calling for proper labelling but apparently no can do due to trade agreements, guess people must eat their shit berries and be content
asciilifeform: what even.
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asciilifeform: puts some light on why there will never be an 'underhanded ada' contest.
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mircea_popescu: "But it's the wealth gap that we should be worried about, soon to be greatly increased. Wealth gaps mean feudalism. They mean, on the one hand, universal healthcare-- everyone gets the same; on the other hand, flow chart medicine-- since everyone gets the same, let's just make a flowchart. It also means mental health parity, which is really a way to funnel the poor into the only outlet we have to deal with their rage
mircea_popescu: : psychiatry. "
mircea_popescu: heh. tlp has a poor man's view of rich people.
mircea_popescu: call me when they fill up a ranch with young fillies collected from detroit. then they may be rich in the feudal sense of powerful.
asciilifeform: not too many poor folks with a 'rich man's view' of rich
asciilifeform: re: autism pollutant: when i tell folks that north kr is a unique planetary resource whose (very likely) disappearance could turn out to be an extinction-level catastrophe - they make monkey noises
asciilifeform: but this is why.
asciilifeform: if it takes a batshit king and world's thickest minefield to keep out 'mcdonalds', it might yet turn out to be worth it.
asciilifeform: sometimes, 'sanity' - as in, nash-equilibrium behaviour - is death.
asciilifeform: and 'insanity' - life.
asciilifeform: think of it as 'airgap' from civilization.
ben_vulpes: good evening
asciilifeform: 'Platinum - also called platina is the heaviest substance but one (see No. 47) known, having a specific gravity of fully 21, which may be raised to about 21.5 by hammering.' - Encyclopaedia of Practical Receipts and Processes. William B. Dick, 1872. << mega-vintage-l0l
asciilifeform wonder how much pre-atomic chemistry remains quietly in circulation to this day, in various 'practical' works
ben_vulpes: there are always those water-fueled cars...
asciilifeform: not speaking of pseudoscience as such
asciilifeform: but notions like the above, that actually trace descent to late pre-atomic state of the art
asciilifeform: actually strike that.
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asciilifeform: turns out in english 'specific gravity' == density
asciilifeform: and so entirely reasonable to ask to hammer. just odd phrasing
ben_vulpes: ;;calc .5/21
gribble: 0.0238095238095
ben_vulpes: but a 2 percent increase?
asciilifeform: can anyone tell me if Pt forms a hydride in nature?
ben_vulpes shakes his head sadly
asciilifeform: can anyone guess why this has to be asked
ben_vulpes doesn't guess. knows or doesn't.
ben_vulpes: but i would like to know.
asciilifeform: if i recall, abundance of 'heavy water' (D2O) on earth is around 0.0003
asciilifeform: eh, nm again, it was palladium deuteride not platinum, that fuses if hammered.
asciilifeform off to get some rest
ben_vulpes: <NewLiberty> [] USD will kill USD, even without XBT << xbt lol
ben_vulpes: everyone and their custom phrasing
ben_vulpes: <pete_dushenski> [] Xuthus: and who would you be ? << that guy who broke his dick, right?
ben_vulpes: uses a new nick now for reasons?
ben_vulpes: a no.
ben_vulpes: my mistake.
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ben_vulpes: hahaha
ben_vulpes: ;;later tell PeterL get moar pixels
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ben_vulpes: "fascicle" << new word for me today
ben_vulpes: <mircea_popescu> [] pollution is my guess. << "you don't need to make up and over fit models to convince me that the silicon fabrication process is realrealreal bad for life on planet earth"
danielpbarron: << i went to school with this guy / haven't talked to him in years
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ben_vulpes: <asciilifeform> [] the fizzy drinks and synthetic beers have been around longer than autism, though. << what on earth is synthetic beer!?
ben_vulpes: <mircea_popescu> [] there is the occasional shop that's competent, but by and large the label offers no protection. << nice thing about growing up proximate to actual farm land worked by actual humans is the learned skill of being able to nix Cisco-vendors after a single visit.
ben_vulpes: to all of the ex-californians, a french fry is a french fry is a french fry.
danielpbarron: they use hfcs in most big name beers
ben_vulpes: danielpbarron: good grief
ben_vulpes: i don't even drink beer anymore
ben_vulpes: this vile stout of convenience aside
ben_vulpes: bad shits
mike_c: what an asshole:
mike_c: !gettrust crypto/quo
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mike_c: who puts a goddamn forward slash in their nick
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes all us beer
mircea_popescu: coca cola flavoured as "beer"
ben_vulpes: mike_c: ask nubbins`
mike_c: backtick is easier!
mike_c: note kako's wot links don't work for him
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: dunno about 'all'.
ben_vulpes: would believe 'anything from busch et al'
mircea_popescu: well, put it another way : if tax was paid on it it necessarily sucks, because well... it couldn't not suck and stay competitive.
TheNewDeal: ;;ticker
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mircea_popescu: so sure, w/e your microbrewing friend gave you in exchange for those two 6 yos you kidnapped is prolly drinkable.
ben_vulpes: i don't think you've seen beer prices around here lately.
ben_vulpes: the delta between ye olde mass markete pricing and the locally made swill is on the order of 200-300%
ben_vulpes: which affords for tax without hfcs
decimation: asciilifeform: one way or another, iatrogenic. you can take that to the bank. << who knows, maybe it comes from giving out antibiotics like candy
trinque: plenty of excellent microbrew in the pac NW
asciilifeform: 200-300% << and more
mircea_popescu: jesus this free speech thing i can't even force a point beyond all reason without you people oppressing my metaphordisphoria
asciilifeform: but one could argue that at a certain point it is an irresistible temptation to the sc4mz0rz, rather than guarantee of genuine article
decimation: asciilifeform: the vendors aren't really trying to mimic the genuine article. << no, they optimize on 'sales'
asciilifeform: also worth noting that sc4mf00dz are not new
asciilifeform: were a problem, to some extent, even in late medieval times
asciilifeform: (as described in, e.g., sebastian brandt's 'ship of fools')
asciilifeform: the encyclopaedia i mentioned earlier today (1872) contained innumerable recipes for useful things, but also for faux honey, sham ass's milk (yes), and a thousand other fakeries
asciilifeform: what -is- relatively new is the near-total loss of access to actual food for quite a few folks.
decimation: asciilifeform: you gonna mine the seafloor for Pt?
asciilifeform: decimation: was a failed line of thought re: densities
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform not new at all. recall "david copperfield" - "with actual sugar on top!11"
mircea_popescu: london's poor ate belts for centuries.
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decimation: also they drank shit-water from the thames
ben_vulpes: <mircea_popescu> jesus this free speech thing i can't even force a point beyond all reason without you people oppressing my metaphordisphoria << it's for the logs :P
asciilifeform: boil belt, boil accordion, etc
ben_vulpes: no implications may go unspoken
ben_vulpes: no jokes may go unexplained
ben_vulpes: less the children of tomorrow not get it
ben_vulpes: lest*
ben_vulpes: that's the rationale, right?
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trinque: ben_vulpes: childen of tomorrow wont be able to read
decimation: < " In 1771, Tobias Smollet wrote, "If I would drink water, I must quaff the mawkish contents of an open aqueduct, exposed to all manner of defilement, or swallow that which comes from the River Thames, impregnated with all the filth of London and Westminster. Human excrement is the least offensive part of the concrete, which is composed of all the drugs,
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decimation: minerals, and poisons used in mechanics and manufacture, enriched with the putrefying carcases of beasts and men, and mixed with the scourings of all the wash-tubs, kennels and common sewers within the bills of mortality." (5)"
mike_c: an open aqueduct is mawkish? you mean.. like a river?
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trinque: heh, now it's fracking chemicals and recycled pharmeceutical piss
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decimation: << Herr Brunel dug underneath the filth to achieve one of his great engineering feats
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ben_vulpes: mike_c, decimation: the feds and CH2MHILL are going to cover our historic open reservoirs.
ben_vulpes: because "a parasite!!!1!"
ben_vulpes: nevermind the radon and bacterial buildup that closed reservoirs entail
ben_vulpes: subject of irc.serenissima.butts
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decimation: what? what parasite
ben_vulpes: cryptosporidium protozoa iirc
ben_vulpes: perhaps not a parasite
ben_vulpes: ianab etc
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danielpbarron: mircea_popescu> so sure, w/e your microbrewing friend gave you << or my brother :D he even makes his own yeast cultures
danielpbarron: that beer, i'd drink
danielpbarron: SetBestChain: new best=000000000000000007e4 height=344301 work=5843887003250562996213694 date=02/20/15 02:14:19
danielpbarron: SetBestChain: 3 of last 100 blocks above version 2
asciilifeform: << the thing behind the sim card lulzies earlier today
assbot: Logged on 19-02-2015 20:48:27; ascii_field: great sim heist << transparent nsa smokescreen. gsm uses toy crypto since day one (usg mandate) and has always been breakable with minimal effort.
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asciilifeform: did someone expect that no such thing would ever appear ?
asciilifeform: or what.
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danielpbarron: just making note is all; it's interesting to me
asciilifeform: depending on how much self-restraint the idiots have, it may even turn out that all usg-sponsored miners will run (or claim to run) 0.10
asciilifeform: the only true 'acid test' is an actual hardfork.
asciilifeform: anyone can harmlessly change a version constant.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: << example of modern discrete logic machine. (there are many. common amateur project. but, afaik, nothing remotely large enough for, e.g., a bitcoin node.)
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mircea_popescu: they prolly should wotify jus' in case...
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decimation: for even more ancient warez, you might as well reinvent the original stuff:
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TheNewDeal: thanks for taking time to write that hard drive article ascii
danielpbarron: i got a bunch of warnings, but i seem to have my own nandwrite and flash_erase compiled from this source ->
danielpbarron: i'm not anywhere near skilled enough to check that source for badness though
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decimation: "nothing feels as good as fighting rightists
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asciilifeform: TheNewDeal: glad you liked it
asciilifeform: TheNewDeal et al: if the chance comes again, i'll write another.
asciilifeform: that particular piece was by request from BingoBoingo.
decimation: "Jeder, der ein rohes Hühnerei in die Demo wirft, darf sich einmal fühlen wie Stauffenberg im Kampf gegen Hitler - doch der Vergleich hinkt: Stauffenberg war ja auch irgendwie Rechts, oder?" < Anyone who throws a raw egg in the demonstration may once feel like Stauffenberg in the fight against Hilter - but the comparison is misleading - Stauffenberg was kind of a rightist [Nazi, fascist] too?
decimation: "Und das jährliche Turnier „Golf gegen Rechts“ hat sich um den „New Golf Award 2015“ beworben. Ausgezeichnet werden dabei die innovativsten Ideen für ein neues Golf-Turnier." < the annual "golf against the rightists" tournament has been awared the "new golf award 2015" for the most innovative idea for a new golf tournament.
asciilifeform: ^ there's got to be some kind of 'parody event horizon crossing' prize this could win.
decimation: the modern germans have become a parody of a parody of an anti-nazi poster
decimation: of course, the fact that no actual nazis exist (nor the fact that nearly every modern german has a nazi ancestor) doesn't stop them from using it to prop up their vote-banks
mircea_popescu: <decimation> "nothing feels as good as fighting rightists << somebody's bound to sooner or later discover sexual intimacy and move on.
mircea_popescu: ""No sex with Nazis"
mircea_popescu: In addition, anti-fascism was never to have as cheap as today. Previously, he could cost you your life, today it costs no more than lip service among peers - and heard to this, the exclusive circle of the upright, decent, brave. The fighters against law form the peerage of enlightened society. Or even a shot polemical: Here is an indulgence trade takes place; the moral superiority can be acquired simply by joining the
mircea_popescu: fight against right."
mircea_popescu: The repertoire is considerable: There is the rock against law and rapping against the Right, of course, sing and cry against law, but also against the right costumes and football games against law. The "Green Youth" in Hamburg regularly invites to "Celebrate against law," a political deal, which is by the way very well received by young people, and the children of the class 7b of Augustin-Wibbelt High School in Warendo
mircea_popescu: rf even dancing against law - early practice only makes me be an anti-fascist. The other hand, is difficult to measure the success of the courageous campaign of the DGB youth in Dortmund: "No sex with Nazis." And possibly mix different motivations in Berlin Initiative "According to fuck each law."
mircea_popescu: srsly google totally proves poe's law.
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decimation: mircea_popescu: yeah I figured you would like that
decimation: "I can be a slut - it's okay as long as I don't fuck a nazi!"
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mircea_popescu: weren't nazis gay anyway ?
decimation: well, didn't Goebbels have kids for his wife to poison?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: dairy farm ?
ben_vulpes: there are all kinds of fluids in that gif
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asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: there are many fluids at a dairy farm, even if only one is packaged for sale
ben_vulpes: <asciilifeform> mircea_popescu: << ah goodness hardware implementations of forth and lisp make me wish for a fueled rocket
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ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: and in yourself, myself...
asciilifeform: the inevitable question is, was the milk sold.
decimation: > "I just have to mention that I once saw a hearing on this on TV and I was paying attention, for a while, because I thought this would be good for my class; ... But the high point of this, which made it all worthwhile, was one of the Senators asked the milk person why milk was treated so differently from every other product. And there was an awkward silence. And of course
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decimation: the real reason is because of politics; and we're going to get to that in a second. But the person had to say something. He couldn't just say, 'Because I'm politically important.' Or, 'My state is politically important.' Or whatever it was. So, he said,' Well, milk is special.' And the Senator, who was not from a milk state, said,' Why?' And the witness had a problem there. He had to think of something. So he said, 'Well, milk's bulky.'
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: or drunk
ben_vulpes: good evening pete_dooce
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pete_dushenski: decimation lol loved that milk line
decimation: milk is bulky, so give us money
decimation: another good one from the same podcast: " A man named Northly[?] came--he was the Executive Vice President of the North Carolina Peanut Association. Wonderful guy. He stood up as this conference was ending, and he said, 'Let me tell you about the peanut program. There's only two people in America who understand how the peanut program works. It's my job to keep it that way.'"
pete_dushenski: then 30 years later: "i never said that, but it sounds like me!"
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