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mircea_popescu: "oh, better keep this in the purse ever as i pretend smoking disgusts me, who knows, maybe hott gringo asks
asciilifeform: poke smot, woke smeed (TM)
mircea_popescu: yeah right. these chicks looked like they haven't even mastered the blowjob yet. what weed.
asciilifeform: then pyromania.
mircea_popescu: !up livegnik
decimation: candles?
mircea_popescu: wtf is identifi
mircea_popescu: ima name myself popesci, it's trendi eri
mircea_popescu: decimation on the street ?!
asciilifeform: PopeSci - laboratory supplies approved by the holy see
decimation: some guy made a web 2.0 version of nanotube's wot, thinks he is gonna make money
asciilifeform: mega-business, yes
asciilifeform: must happen.
mircea_popescu: let me guess, easier to use ?
mircea_popescu: anyway, sirius as in the 2009 sirius ?
mircea_popescu: ie, the actual founder of ?
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 02:37:01; decimation: livegnik: what do you have to offer over properly using gpg?
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 02:37:47; livegnik: decimation: Well, I guess usability on many fronts mostly. Also, it can be integrated within many existing fields.
decimation: it's almost like these guys are a broken record
mircea_popescu: afaik sirius had been working at a web-ish sort of wot for ages now.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 01:32:31; mod6: ok bitcoin-v0_5_3_1 + Orphanage Nuke is running with `nmon -f -s3` & `vmstat 1`, so we should have some good metrics when complete.
asciilifeform: speaking of,
asciilifeform: 173874.
asciilifeform: (not continuous run, this was a portable box that spent ~4 or so hrs in a car)
mircea_popescu: !gettrust livegnik
assbot: livegnik is not registered in WoT.
asciilifeform: will post valgrind output tomorrow
mircea_popescu: << if i were a hooker, i'd get a job as a hotel maid.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 01:34:01; asciilifeform: this is unheard of in usa
mircea_popescu: perfect spot. guy alone ? take off clothes, do the work naked, see what he says.
decimation: cleaning shit is at least an honest business
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i thought about flipping the cardboard flag to lure'em in
mircea_popescu: you don't have to pay anyone for leads that way, don't have to commute to work... with a little luck can do a dozen numbers and make more than the manager makes per month
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform alternatively you coulda just asked.
mircea_popescu: you know women are possessed of speech. you can talk to them.
asciilifeform: in deep theory, yes
mircea_popescu: i talked to one just now!!
decimation: you don't even have to be a missionary for your shit cleaning
decimation: just a mercenary
mircea_popescu: didn't even have to repeat myself or nuttin.
asciilifeform: pets don't count, you know
mircea_popescu: decimation how's this mercenary position again ?
decimation: pay me to clean your shit?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you think just erryone gets to be a pet ?
asciilifeform: clearly not erryone.
asciilifeform: but distinct problem from chatting with wild creatures, yes
asciilifeform: (not really problem, as such, unless one made catastrophic mistake in empetting)
mircea_popescu: anyway, it's my experience that the unconcerned asker usually does fine. it's the hedger that ends up in the soup.
mircea_popescu: << check it out, an entire network away from b-a. because why ?
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 01:46:40; livegnik: Yesterday I've written an extensive comment on Ian Grigg's article about ID issues, especially in combination with the blockchain. It's quite the read, but I think it'll be worth your time, if you want to get a more in-depth view of Identifi:
asciilifeform: because came up with it in the dark, used chewing gum, knife, remains of his parachute straps, and bones of travelling companion to build it.
asciilifeform: (however much of it there is)
mircea_popescu: << not a terribly fair sourging, this. we're not doing so very much better, yet. ( )
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 01:49:19; asciilifeform: try to answer this one compactly, it should be answerable. who composes the whitelist ?
assbot: A new Lordship List ? on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
decimation: asciilifeform: he does have rounded corners on the wot listings
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it was not initially clear what was meant by 'whitelist'
mircea_popescu: << this is urgently becoming a major tell-tale sign of eventual failure.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 01:52:03; trinque: aside that it just strings together analogies
asciilifeform: assumed centralized derpatron, because this is almost inevitably in the mix when folks reinvent in the dark
mircea_popescu: yeah. but even if construed favorably, the point remains : you will have some hierarchies of trust.
asciilifeform: the most worrying sign is that the fella intends to somehow make a living from this
mircea_popescu: gpg nbetwork calls it "the strong set"
mircea_popescu: kind-of what i'm trying to build too, kind-of what's utterly required : until critical mass, danger will robinson!
mircea_popescu: and i suspect (the math on this is fuzzy and still bneing worked out) that the critical mass for wot is exponentially more expensive than the critical mass for bitocin.
asciilifeform: almost certainly will rest on meatgangs, just as the old world did. (i.e. sets of folks who actually interact daily, not necessarily in meatspace)
mircea_popescu: seems probable. hence teh conferences.
asciilifeform: this deserves to be posted somewhere
mircea_popescu: there was a great pic of a loaded train yest, where was it
asciilifeform: (somewhere permanent)
felipelalli: I searched on Google by "india crowded train" ahahah
felipelalli: it is insane!
asciilifeform: there we go.
asciilifeform: rivers'o'meat!
decimation: I was watching a bbc show about indian frontier railways a few weeks ago
decimation: apparently neither india nor pakistan have upgraded anything since the brits left
decimation: still using ancient signaling devices, etc
asciilifeform: decimation: not quite, in got some su hardware on the cheap
asciilifeform: but probably not enough to be visible to unarmed eye
assbot: Cryptographs, revived. on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
decimation: asciilifeform: the frontier railways are pathological cases, going between indian and bangladesh, nepal
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron: "Martti Malmi is << sirius. and yes.
asciilifeform: so this character is known here, but is not in wot proper ?
mircea_popescu: << the general score is an implementation error, due to originator noobishness. it's been mostly since remedied. see stuff like
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 02:22:45; livegnik: danielpbarron: The main difference between Bitcoin-OTC and Identifi, if I understand correctly, is that the Bitcoin-OTC WoT acts as a WoT-for-all, whereas with Identifi each identity has it's own WoT, and there's no 'general' score.
assbot: What the WoT is for, how it works and how to use it. on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
asciilifeform: !s wot not scalar
assbot: 1 results for 'wot not scalar' :
mircea_popescu: in other news : i
mircea_popescu: i'm "hacking" gravtar, been exposing gmail emails all day.
mircea_popescu: will make a post later about it.
mircea_popescu: oh i recall this thing being discussed at some point cuz anduck was in it. maybe a year ago ?
mircea_popescu: !s ""
assbot: 3 results for '""' :
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: there were some results with dictionary attack a while ago
asciilifeform: (it used md5, iirc)
assbot: Logged on 11-10-2014 03:19:12; mircea_popescu: << check out the scrappers ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yes. this is going the other way.
assbot: Gravatars: why publishing your email's hash is not a good idea ... ( )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yeah. this is going the other way tho : make emails, hash, test.
mircea_popescu: im going through ~100/s, fished out a few dozen already.
felipelalli: mircea_popescu: not only emails but the photo together. :)
asciilifeform: that works
asciilifeform doubts that anyone will be shocked at the discovery that one can do this
mircea_popescu: i intend to email the people so i guess we see.
decimation: why use unsalted md5?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 47150 @ 0.0002504 = 11.8064 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: because gravatar, which is a subsidiary of automattic, which exists in order to shit on the internet.
mircea_popescu: there's an entire subculture of these asinine imbeciles, from altman to fetlife to automattic to you name it.
mircea_popescu: "everyone can drive a car" results sooner or later in the "nobody could have foreseen that curve" soccer mom and old person automotive club
mircea_popescu: << rhel was not BORN a usg agency. it first made money, on a totally different business model, before folding in. this celia approach to life doesn't work as a way to START. it's a way to end.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 02:32:01; livegnik: The idea for business model for the company we have in mind probably comes closest to Red Hat, without the Enterprise edition.
mircea_popescu: (but i do recall a kid who, whenever asked what he aims to become in lyf, would answer "pensioneer")
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 37700 @ 0.00024984 = 9.419 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: << if only people did their year of logs before proceeding into walls.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 02:36:21; livegnik: trinque: So would we. Sirius spent 1.5 half years working on the proof-of-concept, and I've spent the last 8 months working on this project full-time. I've actually quit my dayjob for it and am burning my savings.
decimation: I remember the early days of redhat, when everyone thought they were the heros for trying to 'make money' on open source software
mircea_popescu: well, back then they were the heroes.
mircea_popescu: heck, at some point graham was a very respectable lisp hacker, and buffett a supremely wise capital allocator.
mircea_popescu: age gets to us all.
decimation: then they realized that they occupied a massive vacuum left by sun and old purveyors of unix to usg
mircea_popescu: the problem with people, generally, is that they never aim to destroy.
mircea_popescu: the thought of your average joe when confronted with a vacuum is never "holy shit ima make SUCH A fucking earthquake here..."
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 02:46:43; livegnik: trinque: We plan to break-even within (max) a year or 3.
decimation: but he has an accountant!
mircea_popescu: women plan like thus : i would like for X to happen. men plan like thus : X is probably going to happen want it or not.
mircea_popescu: the former's daydreaming, the latter's planning.
mircea_popescu: because human culture is an exercise in opressing the female viewpoint
mircea_popescu: principally because the female viewpoint is retardedly infantile.
mircea_popescu: decimation : to quote the original variety speak, "the budget goes crunch, but the names pack punch, so they called over the accountants and they're gonna do lunch"
cazalla: AU slashed interest rates to 2.0%, lowest on record, gotta juice the housing market a bit more i guess
decimation: mircea_popescu: the idea that an accountant is the guy who should be planning your business is a little silly
mircea_popescu: he means the accountant will shrug at their projections and go "i guess"
mircea_popescu: which makes them ever so slightly better than blindfold darts
decimation: yeah, reminds me of 'technical analysis' of stocks
mircea_popescu: accountant is definitely useful, in this process.
mircea_popescu: like the mill generator is important in aircraft.
mircea_popescu: it won't land the thing for you tho.
decimation: sure, but in the sense of knowing where you are, not where you are going I would think?
mircea_popescu: accountant's a tool. can only shine in the hands of providential management.
decimation: yes. one problem with the us business world in general is that many 'staff' positions like accountancy have been mistaken for management
mircea_popescu: if you don't have providential management, da fuck you gonna do. trust in the tools.
mircea_popescu: cargo cultism at its most base. "well we don't have a mechanic, but all the toolboxes are here and open just like he would have had them, were he here"
decimation: maybe if we let the tools decide?
mircea_popescu imagines very sad repair shop operated by the surviving children of dead mechanic, through throwing wrenches and whatnot at engines.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 24979 @ 0.00024961 = 6.235 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron: << that part's got to go << that's the part which provides "usability".
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 118121 @ 0.00024879 = 29.3873 BTC [-] {3}
mircea_popescu pokes asciilifeform the conquering hero as to THE STATE OF THE DAMNED GPG KEYS!111
mircea_popescu: thinking about it, i'm not even sure what ycombinator's business model is supposed to be past the old yahoo scam (trick old ladies into thinking X is big so they pour their money into it, pocketing most of it, etc)
decimation: yeah, but richer and more sophisticated ladies, because they are qualified investors
mircea_popescu: well yahoo in the golden age (1999-2002ish) also swindled the same market.
mircea_popescu: same Katie Courics/Elie Wiesels/Alicia Koplowitzes that madoff took to the cleaners too.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 117421 @ 0.00025244 = 29.6418 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 40000 @ 0.00025766 = 10.3064 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 93401 @ 0.00024651 = 23.0243 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 89750 @ 0.00024651 = 22.1243 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 74350 @ 0.00026059 = 19.3749 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 50100 @ 0.00024651 = 12.3502 BTC [-]
assbot: Buy Mailing Lists, Marketing Lists & Leads Online | Consumer Mailing Lists ... ( )
jurov: if you have any better idea how to come up with patch ID and propagate it
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 01:27:39; asciilifeform: jurov: can we have less mutilation (file names?) plz ?
assbot: ... ( )
mircea_popescu: namespaces, best problem in cs.
davout: ;;later tell funkenstein_ nice blog post
gribble: The operation succeeded.
jurov: lmao.. liberlanders tried to board their homeland, get detained by croatian customs for "crossing border outside of b.point"
jurov: promise "we'll try next time using proper protocol for boarding from international waters"
jurov: with "We have assistance of Serbian police, which is now coordinating the action so everything would go well in keeping with the international laws."
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8600 @ 0.00024651 = 2.12 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 139617 @ 0.00024729 = 34.5259 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 20000 @ 0.00024729 = 4.9458 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 170100 @ 0.00024729 = 42.064 BTC [+]
assbot: Illegal Liberland flag removed from Siga | Paraduin ... ( )
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [HMF] 211 @ 0.01075639 = 2.2696 BTC [+] {5}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 48462 @ 0.00024729 = 11.9842 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 33610 @ 0.00024622 = 8.2755 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 102858 @ 0.00024471 = 25.1704 BTC [-] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 75300 @ 0.00024729 = 18.6209 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 30550 @ 0.0002428 = 7.4175 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 41630 @ 0.00024457 = 10.1814 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 91200 @ 0.000248 = 22.6176 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 25520 @ 0.00024839 = 6.3389 BTC [+]
assbot: Libération, journal numérique du 5 mai 2015 ... ( )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 179900 @ 0.00024393 = 43.883 BTC [-] {3}
mats: it falls
jurov: wow,$42 for 0.1 pseudobtc? /r/buttcoin has field day with this
assbot: GBTC Bitcoin Investment Trust: Summary, Stock Quote & Trades for Bitcoin Investment Trust - ... ( )
davout: jurov: re liberation maximum kek
davout: <<< didn't stop dominique strauss kahn :D
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 01:34:14; trinque: asciilifeform: ah yeah they were total trolls at my old gig
davout: asciilifeform: really curious to see how the orphanage thermonuke patch will work in the field
asciilifeform: jurov: please check turdatron
asciilifeform: ate msg for no reason that i can discern
asciilifeform: nm, just slow
asciilifeform: ^ achtung, panzers
asciilifeform: [BTC-dev] Full Orphanage Thermonuke Valgrind Output.
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes, mod6, mircea_popescu, et al ^^^
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 166650 @ 0.00024604 = 41.0026 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 181302 @ 0.00023476 = 42.5625 BTC [-] {2}
mod6 looks
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16398 @ 0.00023326 = 3.825 BTC [-]
mod6: ;;calc 50655817/1024000
gribble: 49.4685712891
mod6: so about 10x that much eh
mod6: 187980 << im at this block
mod6: but overnight my nmon capture died :<
mircea_popescu: jurov what's liberanders ?
mod6: here's what I'm seeing in my vmstat.out -- before bitcoind was started, and currently:
mircea_popescu: <jurov> wow,$42 for 0.1 pseudobtc? << i don't see anything on that page ?
jurov: dunno, works from here. and it went up to $55
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu jurov give me two mins and i'll have a little qntra piece on it
assbot: GBTC Bitcoin Investment Trust: Summary, Stock Quote & Trades for Bitcoin Investment Trust - ... ( )
jurov: oh you mean liberation
jurov: that's worse shit than scribd, i did not realize at first
mircea_popescu: anyway. so some senator wants the bitches in decolletage. big whoop.
jurov: yea, that i saw when i had js disabled
mircea_popescu: ah ok. it'll be good enough then. no quotes.
Pierre_Rochard: < bizarre statement, if you think of your CFO as staff, you hired the wrong guy
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 04:45:39; decimation: yes. one problem with the us business world in general is that many 'staff' positions like accountancy have been mistaken for management
mircea_popescu: "The Liberlanden goverment seems to have a lot of plans for the future. Paraduin appears to have no plans. Why clutch the control of a nation which you have no intrest in?" << wtf is with these retarded children. they're comparing their reality on the grounds of the extension of their hopes and dreams now ?
mircea_popescu: "you and sara aren't nearly as much a thing as me and sara, because I even draw weird pictures of her in my fictional dungeon doing really slave-y shit!!1"
pete_dushenski: ;;later tell bingoboingo << qntsideration
gribble: The operation succeeded.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile sara doesn't know who either are.
mircea_popescu: Pierre_Rochard cfo is nonsense in the first place.
mircea_popescu: what are you, a private bank ?
pete_dushenski: ;;later tell cazalla << qntsideration
gribble: The operation succeeded.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform (Fragging; or dynamic crud somehow not covered by valgrind, etc.) << i toldja it doesn't only leak in that place.
Pierre_Rochard: seriously? I’ve only worked in handful of businesses, but I can’t imagine them operating for long without a CFO
mircea_popescu: but ==4466== ERROR SUMMARY: 303360 errors from 25 contexts is not bad.
mircea_popescu: Pierre_Rochard yeah, but what they did was glorify their accountant into "officer"hood.
mircea_popescu: a business couldn't conceivably operate for long without the cleanning lady, either, but that doesn't mean she's not staff.
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski lol. doesn't even... price outside of week range etc ? p.lulzy.
pete_dushenski: mebbe "pink sheets" don't have such fancy rules ?
pete_dushenski: still, $550 for APPROXIMATELY one coin
mircea_popescu: i'm having a lol at "greyscale" having made essentially the same tired out bitcoin scam.
pete_dushenski: what's the margin for error here, me wonders.
mircea_popescu: these fiat derps really imagine they're going to be such hot shit once "they get regulatory approval"
mircea_popescu: then they do and it turns out... that's still not where it's at.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 80950 @ 0.00024361 = 19.7202 BTC [+]
pete_dushenski: "no one could've predicted"
Pierre_Rochard: mircea_popescu: there’s been generalized inflation of “C” positions, but if you’re going to glorify someone, may as well be the financial steward of the company. He’s a key part of governance and oversight. Or at least, that’s been my experience
mircea_popescu: oversight he is, but that's staff.
mircea_popescu: governance is the job of the fucking board not the job of the officers
mircea_popescu: for crying out loud k ?
mircea_popescu: i get it, everyone wants to pretend and pretense is expensive so everyone agrees to pretend in a cheaper, mutually recognised way
mircea_popescu: nevertheless...
mircea_popescu: unless you're out and out making tax avoidance and marginal financial scams a part of your business model (hence my "are you a private bank" question), in which case yes the cfo is in fact a chief of a department and needs to come up with planning for the board etc,
Pierre_Rochard: oversight is the definition of management. A board’s governance is over the officers of the company in practice
mircea_popescu: having a cfo is like having an afterburner. for your car.
Pierre_Rochard: that’s the street view
mircea_popescu: no. oversight is the definition of parenting.
mircea_popescu: if oversight were the definition of management, all parents of autistic children should be in jail.
Pierre_Rochard: Your view of cfos reveals something about the cfos you’ve had experience with...
mircea_popescu: in no case can random corp that's NOT a private bank actually afford a cfo. (who no, is not an accountant, and who yes costs more than a good ceo - which again isn't "i'm the boss")
Pierre_Rochard: right, characters out of hollywood movies are generally not available for hire
mircea_popescu: competent people are not "characters out of hollywood movies". this is like... guy wanting to break up with his wife because she's... whatever, middleaged fatty, and she breaking out the "supermodels aren't available!!1"
mircea_popescu: depends for whom. yes, for middle aged fatty married to middle aged fatty they aren't. which is why he calling her a "porn star" is dubious in the first place.
mircea_popescu: the conflict here being that you like accountancy and imagine that "being an accountant" is a part of one's identity, and i used to like being a cfo back when i was still available to hire, and i had a very strict "accountant ne ultra crepidam" then, too.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 13650 @ 0.00024361 = 3.3253 BTC [+]
wyrdmantis: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 355080 | Current Difficulty: 4.7643398017803444E10 | Next Difficulty At Block: 356831 | Next Difficulty In: 1751 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 week, 4 days, 16 hours, 9 minutes, and 36 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None
mircea_popescu: difficulty choking with price uptrend
mircea_popescu: we're going to see 1000s this year aren't we.
pete_dushenski: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitfinex BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 234.95, Best ask: 235.0, Bid-ask spread: 0.05000, Last trade: 235.0, 24 hour volume: 35540.0351353, 24 hour low: 231.05, 24 hour high: 241.99, 24 hour vwap: None
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski you familiar with the "poisoned reactor" phenomenon ?
pete_dushenski: tis possibru
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu hm. no ?
Pierre_Rochard: my background does color my view, but a competent cfo isn’t one who’s great at tax avoidance (that’s why you hire…. tax accountants!) or cooking the books. (1) A competent cfo is one who build a great financial planning and analysis team and uses them well - to inform the CEO’s strategy and constraints under which the business operates. (2) A competent cfo also builds a great internal audit team to maintain
Pierre_Rochard: control over assets and operations
mircea_popescu: Pierre_Rochard yes man, in theory this is true. in practice you know what it is.
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski well then pull a chair and let old man me tell you a story!
Pierre_Rochard: that’s what I’ve seen in practice…
pete_dushenski: my favourite!
mircea_popescu: so, nuclear reactions happen a lot like dating : whenever a nucleon breaks up, it spits out some accelerated particles. either these hit another nucleon and start another reaction or they don't.
mircea_popescu: in order for the nuclear reaction to be a nuclear explosion, the average nucleons hit / nucleons broken must be >1. in order for it to be a nuclear reactor (the civillian kind) it must be exactly 1. but exactly. if it goes below 1 the reaction extinguishes, so most reactors are run as a 0.999 - 1 oscillation, practically.
mircea_popescu: the way this is accomplished in practice is with "moderators", which are rods of particle absorbers. these soak up the particles, reducing the rate of reaction. in practice, large barium rods go in and out of the core
mircea_popescu: now, some particular fuels have the unfortunate property that if the reaction is ever decelerated, they produce nuclear poisons. nuclear poisons are usually gases (like xeon) that absorb particles and decay.
mircea_popescu: a very dangerous situation can develop in practice (especially in "manually operated" reactors) where the core is well poisoned, which makes it look like it is working way way under 1, which prompts the techs to remove the moderator further.
cazalla: pete_dushenski, it's up
mircea_popescu: nothing happens, of course, because the poisons are still sucking up the particles. so they pull the moderator even further, not getting any feedback.
mircea_popescu: at which point hte poison suddenly runs out, and now you have a critical reactor and not enough time to moderate it (because those rods take time to move, being mechanical in nature).
mircea_popescu: and this is how chernobyl happened.
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu mercy... well told!
pete_dushenski: cazalla cheers mate.
mircea_popescu: Pierre_Rochard what i've seen in practice is a lot of "industry standards" and "nobody could have predicted", neither of which do a cfo make.
mircea_popescu: in fact whenever an officer of any kind justifies anything by "it being industry standard" that officer should be therewith fired and sent back to the staff position he belongs in.
mircea_popescu: it's leadership not followship. you gotta have much better reasons to do anything than "erryone else's doing it"
mircea_popescu: and this includes "compliance"
pete_dushenski: is scoopbot_revived seriously down again ?
mircea_popescu: now maybe you live in the magical land over the rainbow where people making 75-150k a year with an accountancy degree under their belt somehow actually come up with strategies and organise departments and whatnot. in practice, you'll get a whole lotta copy/paste, shannonization of varous recycled material (what they got from "books" / overheard at conferences etc) and so on.
pete_dushenski: ^williamdunne
Pierre_Rochard: often better than them trying to reinvent the wheel, that’s when you get some real cargo culting
Pierre_Rochard: “triple entry accounting!!” etc
mircea_popescu: no argument.
mircea_popescu: im not saying that accountants trying to cope with being officers by being bland are better or worse than those trying to cope by being insane.
mircea_popescu: im saying you shouldn't really put people in positions where they have to cope in production
mircea_popescu: coping stress is for school.
mircea_popescu: course school doesn't do that anymore, they just take the tuition, so now business is stuck doing primitive on-job training like it were 1700 all of a sudden.
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Pierre_Rochard: agreed, and I will say not every company’s top accounting/finance person should be cfo, they often should just be treasurer or controller
mircea_popescu: really, the immensity of cultural decay in the west is not something people can appreciate off the street.
mircea_popescu: Pierre_Rochard nothing wrong with that, you know ? be the fucking treasurer, nobody died of it yet sorta thing.
cazalla: pete_dushenski, seems to be.. i swear he was here earlier
mircea_popescu: ima ban pete, he keeps breaking the scoop.
cazalla: if i post a qntra link, it's duplicated seconds later, but if i don't.. nothing!
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu why would nuclear reactions ever be decelerated ? why not just add more barium rods to absorb the excess nucleons ?
mircea_popescu: that's decelerating it.
mircea_popescu: when it goes from 1 to 0.999 it decelerated.
pete_dushenski: which fuels are more likely to poison reactors ?
mircea_popescu: iodine pit, xenon pit. whichever make those.
pete_dushenski: and if you think banning me will make all your earthly woes vanish, you've got another thing coming!
mircea_popescu: (most of them, in practice)
mircea_popescu: like the candu shit you people use.
ben_vulpes wonders if thing is an l2 pun he doesn't understand the context for
pete_dushenski: my dad always says "you people" to refer to jooz.
pete_dushenski: he's... a goy.
ben_vulpes enjoys a brief moment of respite to catch up on logs
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes what thing
ben_vulpes: <pete_dushenski> and if you think banning me will make all your earthly woes vanish, you've got another thing coming!
ben_vulpes pages impatiently through the rhetoric looking for mod6 and asciilifeform and trinque's convos
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: "iconv" << is this another one of those "lol u tried to make a static bin sucker" traps?
mircea_popescu totally luhvs job jurov is doing as f.mpif manager.
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes exactly.
ben_vulpes: and even though the produced binary is "static" it still loads system modules at runtime?
mircea_popescu: exactly.
mircea_popescu: because orcs must have their dead worm pictures.
ben_vulpes: carving cthulus name over athena's face.
mircea_popescu: you know, for kids.
pete_dushenski: that's pretty fuckin bizarre
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: how did you find that in bitcoind? a derpy grep through the 0.5.3 source doesn't show iconv anywhere.
ben_vulpes: (
mircea_popescu: so xoom (some derpy bitcoin exchange thing) : 1. pays google to advertise on pages where it gets 1st slot organically anyway ; 2. fails to even fucking load the landingpage :
assbot: dpaste: 306CZPS ... ( )
ben_vulpes: mod6, mircea_popescu, trinque, decimation, mats: ^^ anyone else is welcome to answer as well
jurov: lol thanks, why? it's not exactly demanding job
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes it ends up pulled through glibc which is the source of this poison
mircea_popescu: jurov people have fucking serious problems doing well simple jobs like this.
mircea_popescu: so when it's been working correctly for months without needing all sorts of suddenly needed fixes, i'm as happy as i can be.
mircea_popescu: languageCode = underscoreLisp
assbot: You know, for kids - YouTube ... ( )
pete_dushenski: heh. gbtc 'daily range' now $55.00 - 94.86. 52wk range unaffected, still 37.98 - 42.00.
pete_dushenski: next lowest ask: $175 for 1 share, then $299.95 for 100 shares.
jurov: kicking can down the road since 2010 (tm)
ben_vulpes: <mircea_popescu> and i thought i was retarded. << mind you, the feat being performed is sort of one of profound retardation from the ground up, so the guy's up against a pretty epic tower of abstractions
ben_vulpes: !s dark tower
assbot: 2 results for 'dark tower' :
pete_dushenski: gavin: "The ten-minute settlement time of blocks on the network is not fast enough for those problems," << so... go diddle litecoin.
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski pretty lulzy.
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski i have nfi why the guy even imagines himself to be involved in bitcoin still.
thestringpuller: "You cannot expect people to do things for free if we want to keep the system decentralized. Its just not going to happen."
mircea_popescu: must be mental inertia.
ben_vulpes: <mircea_popescu> in other news, shoe problems << tango's given me a new appreciation for the range of girls' ability to derp around in heels
mircea_popescu: << ahahaha derp's actually expecting to pull that thing into core ?
assbot: Time to roll out bigger blocks ... ( )
davout: "We are years away from a time when we can confidently tell a wallet developer “use this solution to give your users very-high-volume, very-low-cost, very-low-minimum-payment instant transactions.”" <<< someone show them to a mysql howto or something
mircea_popescu: why, on the grounds that "it's a year away so nobody can think about that" ?
mircea_popescu: hey power-rangers : nothing changes because it's a year away. if you put this in now, i will STILL attack your pathetic shit once you diverge from bitcoin, and i will still sink it. and you will probably try to pull a "nobody could have foreseen", except in your case, like in the case of the bfl scammers, i have the record pre-made, it's right here.
mircea_popescu: "nobody could have foreseen" my foot.
mircea_popescu: gotta love gavin's move from his blog to this thing where there's no comments. clearly, the man has a lot of support o.O
ben_vulpes: maybe he just likes static html
mircea_popescu: "It's pretty easy to have blocks of arbitrary size with no commercial disadvantage to miners-- and doesn't require fancy relay protocols; just all use a single large pool and a mining protocol like stratum that conceals whats being mined from the miners. The more data/cpu required to synchronize state, the more advantage there is in centralizing the function."
mircea_popescu: riiiight.
ben_vulpes: <mircea_popescu> [15:05] course school doesn't do that anymore, they just take the tuition, so now business is stuck doing primitive on-job training like it were 1700 all of a sudden. << jesus tell me about it
ben_vulpes: "no. 10am. at the latest."
mircea_popescu: i thought you paged through the rhetoric
ben_vulpes: i don't think you really grok how much rhetoric you drop
mod6: the good news is, I got my gentoo-stage3 to boot without a kernel panic. the bad news seems to be that i can't seem to login... something went sideways with the pubkey auth
assbot: BitcoinStats ... ( )
mircea_popescu: mod6 dude my heart goes out to you. all this shit that works until you try it...
mod6: :]
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes you're prolly right.
jurov: mod6 aws cloud-init injects other keys
ben_vulpes: besides that was a *different* *uninteresting* block of rhetoric *upstream* of the shit i was interested in
jurov: which you specify when starting the instance
ben_vulpes: aaand logged
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: i get my headers and usb widgets on wednesday night
mircea_popescu: jurov how does that work anyway ?
jurov: aws has the concept of machine image, which must be customized on first startup
jurov: so, ssh pubkey is supplied extra and injeced then
mircea_popescu: but how does the injection work ?
jurov: a script called cloud-init runs on startup and does it
davout: yay, gavinanderpsen appeared in #bitcoin to defend his nonsense, fun ahead
mircea_popescu: davout i imagine alarms went out all through fort derp.
mircea_popescu: jurov can you verify they actually inject your key rather than one of theirs for to mitm you with ?
davout: lol
mircea_popescu: (obviously aws the corp owns the servers, but i mean... random employee could totally do this, could they ?)
jurov: they don't need ssh, at all
mircea_popescu: thinking about it, i guess that's actually a point.
mircea_popescu: check out the degradation of modernity!
mircea_popescu: !up Adlai
Adlai: danke
jurov: anyway, mod6 has to check /etc/init.d whether clud init is there
jurov: and it it's the case, remember which ssh pubkey he supplied
mod6: <+jurov> mod6 aws cloud-init injects other keys << hmm. it asked me when making the instance from my gentoo-stage3 AMI what key's i wanted to use. I also added "" script(s) as described in here:
assbot: Building a Gentoo AMI | BlackSwan ... ( )
mod6: So when it asked me, I picked a keypair that I already had in use. just expected it to let me use that... but guess not.
mod6: <+jurov> anyway, mod6 has to check /etc/init.d whether clud init is there << i would check on the target environment, but i can't even get in there. I'll check in the chroot'd to-be-ami'd fs.
jurov: kk. cron nor init scripts usually never work on the first try.
mircea_popescu: cron and init. more like sex than you'd have ever guessed.
mod6: :D
jurov: also, i don't see steps to avoid systemd in that doc
jurov: iirc systemd does not do /etc/local.d
mod6: hmm. now that, i do not know. once I get it up and going, i'll have to see what kinda clown cars are spinning in there.
mod6 is not a linux ninja
jurov: dat's good. since ninjas were assassins
jurov: and gavin's bitcoin ninja
jurov: :D
mod6: haha, i saw that
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mod6: <+jurov> iirc systemd does not do /etc/local.d << ok so yeah, i have these: 00_getsshkey.start 00_getsshkey.stop in /etc/local.d
mod6: there are a bunch of scripts in /etc/init.d
mod6: and under /etc/systemd there is one directory, 'network', which has nothing in there.
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: THE DAMNED GPG KEYS!111 << dealing with sks retardation; see log
mircea_popescu: i know i know. i'm just being managerially helpful over here.
jurov: mod6 try looking into /var/log/rc.log
ascii_field: mircea_popescu always h3lpfu11!
ascii_field: << the 'micronations' derpage has been going on since '70s
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 14:24:26; mircea_popescu: "The Liberlanden goverment seems to have a lot of plans for the future. Paraduin appears to have no plans. Why clutch the control of a nation which you have no intrest in?" << wtf is with these retarded children. they're comparing their reality on the grounds of the extension of their hopes and dreams now ?
assbot: Logged on 28-10-2014 19:27:57; asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: strauss is a (now very old) man who was involved with some of the '70s derpistans (actual attempts at island 'nations' by american jokers). worth reading if only for zoological purposes.
mod6: <+jurov> mod6 try looking into /var/log/rc.log << there is no rc.log
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 15:22:21; ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: how did you find that in bitcoind? a derpy grep through the 0.5.3 source doesn't show iconv anywhere.
mircea_popescu: sometimes i suspect you read a lot more than me
jurov: mod6: then enable rc_logger in /etc/rc.conf and after reboot you'll see whole startup
mircea_popescu: but it's understandable - i got a lot to write :D
mod6: jurov: ok thx
mircea_popescu: !up dhill
dhill: greetings
ascii_field cheats by writing less, yes
assbot: dajohi (David Hill) · GitHub ... ( )
ascii_field writes a good bit but mostly garbage for machine rather than words for men
mod6: rebooting...
dhill: yes i am that fellow
mircea_popescu: so get in teh wot.
mircea_popescu: and yes we're broadly aware of btcd.
assbot: 93 results for 'btcd' :
punkman: "retarded children" -> "Representatives from the Confederation of Âûtia, a micronation for people on the autism spectrum, visited the [Liberland] area on 17 April 2015, but the Croatian police prevented the planting of their flag."
mircea_popescu: punkman were they actually trying to plant anything ?
dhill: new release today
punkman: I'm just wondering how many people want that little piece of land
jurov: lol already a thing pediwikia
assbot: Liberland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( )
mircea_popescu: punkman danube delta's pretty sweet spot. heck, 500 different migratory tribes tried to get it.
jurov: williamdunne: how comes pediwiki goes with such fad?
dhill: btcd is replacing leveldb. should be much faster soon.
jurov: dhill, with what?
dhill: boltdb
williamdunne: jurov: Almost anyone can publish, anyone has a large variety of interests
jurov: williamdunne you know what i mean. "almost everyone" has usually stuff taken down cuz not noteworthy
punkman: dhill, why u no sqlite
williamdunne: jurov: I don't really know enough about the demographics of the high-priests of WikiPedia to say anthing too intelligent. But I'm guessing they think it has a chance
mircea_popescu: jurov "everyone". there's stuff the pedos in charge like. that stays.
dhill: we started with sqlite. but it requires cgo.
punkman: what?
mircea_popescu: there's no pure go sqlite ?
dhill: i have a postgresql branch :)
punkman: ahh btcd, never mind, thought we were talking about bitcoind
mod6: ok jurov: got the log; I don't see any reference to systemd in there -- but keep in mind this is the parent system.
punkman: so sqlite didn't work out well for you?
dhill: i don't think there is a pure go sqlite? we used mattn's.
mod6: lemme post.
mircea_popescu: !up davec
jurov: mod6 if the guest does have /etc/rc.conf then it's not systemd, tha'ts ruled out
dhill: davec is lead on btcd
ascii_field: dhill: please say a little re: your choice of prog. lang.
ascii_field: davec ^
dhill: golang or c is basically all i can stomach.
ascii_field: so why was the former chosen ?
dhill: autoconf, different OSs, etc
dhill: a huge one is test coverage
mod6: <+jurov> mod6 if the guest does have /etc/rc.conf then it's not systemd, tha'ts ruled out << ok *whew*. so yeah, both the parent and the chroot *have* /etc/rc.conf
dhill: golang reports which lines of code were never hit in test coverage.
davec: integrated test infrastructure, no active memory management (therefore no buffer overflows and all of the other common security issues that come with it), standard formatting, platform independent code without the need for an installed runtime (ala JRE), excellent concurrency primitives, built-in profiling, and documentation facilities, etc
ascii_field: davec: ordinary gprof does this for c, cpp, even fortran
davec: sure, it not impossible ot do with other, but it's not as nicely integrated nor part of the culture
mod6: here's that log from the parent gentoo, if you still care:
jurov: mod6 i meant *all* paths inside the chroot. so if rc_logger="YES" then you'll get the log where hopefully you'll have any error messages from the local script
dhill: davec, what was the db read time for both leveldb and boltdb?
dhill: huge difference..
mircea_popescu: you two seriously should tkae a few minutes and register your keys.
mircea_popescu: it'll be valuable later on, and you'll regret not doing it sooner.
dhill: oh i need a pgp key
jurov: dhill, davec, and don't forget to gpg-sing all stuff you publish, esp. binaries
mircea_popescu: ascii_field shockingly enough, i suspect he actually has a point re the culture. somehow golang has this, whereas java or ruby do not.
dhill: jurov: we sign our releases
mircea_popescu: i have no idea how the hell one fashionable language managed to do it, but i am definitely curious.
mod6: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: 'year zero' where there isn't maxint lines of existing legacy crud that spews ten quintillion profiler errors - is why the 'culture' thing is less impressive than it sounds
kakobrekla: from some random source, and I quote; " * Module to easily and possibly securily sign strings."
mircea_popescu: ascii_field might well be yeah
jurov: !up dhill
davout: kakobrekla: nice
mircea_popescu: ascii_field to be perfectly honest, i suspect a dark eminence over at google had something to do with it too
mircea_popescu: no idea who tho
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: pike ?
mircea_popescu: they do credit thompson as a designer too
mircea_popescu: now if anyone should know the importance of culture...
williamdunne: Possibly 15 years and becoming a registered sex offender for sex on the beach
assbot: Couple found guilty of having sex on Florida beach | Miami Herald Miami Herald ... ( )
mircea_popescu: williamdunne yo where's the scoopbot
williamdunne: lawd knows
williamdunne: Should be on a server soon
mircea_popescu: that "sex offender" thing suffered as badly on the libertard threadmil as rape. nobody cares anymore.
davout: williamdunne: get it a cloak
mircea_popescu: used to be someone being an alleged rapist was a big deal. these days, it just mean kid went to college and wasn't entirely autistic
williamdunne: mircea_popescu: I think the problem is that a bunch of people are legally obligated to care, and apparently little background info is provided
williamdunne: i.e raping a kid looks the same as shitting in a park
ascii_field: from article, looks like fella had priors
mircea_popescu: ascii_field by the looks of elissa... im sure he did.
ascii_field: so it is quite like the 'life term for stealing candy' case from '90s
mircea_popescu: "Video played in the courtroom during the 1- 1/2-day-long trial showed Alvarez moving on top of Caballero in a sexual manner" << does this actusally mean he pegged her ?
assbot: Californians Could Reform the Three Strikes Law | TakePart ... ( )
williamdunne: Yeah but the woman is looking to go to jail too
mircea_popescu: The state will ask for jail time for Alvarez and prison time for Caballero. "We gave them a reasonable offer, what we felt was reasonable, and they decided it wasn't something they wanted to accept responsibility for," Dafonseca said. "Despite the video, despite all the witnesses."
mircea_popescu: you have GOT to be shitting me.
mircea_popescu last had sex in public... last month.
mircea_popescu: since when are the non-fuckers making the rules ?! wtf is this, grammar school ?
ascii_field: 'you'll starve again unless you learn the meaning of the law' (TM) (R)
williamdunne: you pedo
williamdunne: *sex offendor
mircea_popescu: actually... if the children are watching me fuck, they're adultos.
mircea_popescu: pedo is when I watch *them*
williamdunne: What about awkward eye contact during the fact? Is that a rape?
mircea_popescu: awkward eye contact ?
mircea_popescu: if you have time for eye contact, you gotta bring more bitchez next time.
mircea_popescu: In 2000, repeated non-violent thief Louis Rodriguez was sentenced to a Third Strike life in prison sentence for stealing a candy bar and some cheese from a Los Angeles grocery store. After more than eight years behind bars, he died in a prison hospital from terminal liver failure. At the end of his life, he wound up costing California taxpayers more than $100,000 a year in housing and medical expenses.
mircea_popescu: bwahaha. "your honor, i'm a diabethic. better cut the sentence in half."
mircea_popescu: "In 2004, Californians voted on Proposition 66, which would have undone the state’s three strikes law. Polls showed 74 percent of voters supported the bill, but a zero-hour negative ad push by the California Peace Officers Association, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and most of the law enforcement community turned public sentiment against it. The bill wound up failing by a 53 to 47 percent margin."
mircea_popescu: "public sentiment" my foot.
williamdunne: Cheers
williamdunne: I mean they're pretty clearly fucking, but not sure what difference that makes
williamdunne: !up ascii_field
mircea_popescu: yeah, they are. they suck at it too.
williamdunne: Pretty boring clip, especially stupid that they didn't even try and conceal it
mircea_popescu: well if they were gonna conceal it, might as well went to a room
williamdunne: From my understanding some people enjoy the thrill of doing it in public, no? Doing it in a way that is less than obvious but still public surely would still deliver the same thrill
mircea_popescu: the principal reason to fuck in public is to manifest your ownership of the public space, specifically against putative/imaginary/hallucinated ownership by people like the woman that made the video.
mircea_popescu: the point is to humiliate and bother her, and to enact, especially for her benefit, her social inadequacy and inferiority.
williamdunne: Not a reason I've heard before, but fair nuff'
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assbot: Brittany Sonnier, 23, confesses to having sex with boy, 15 and two dogs | Daily Mail Online ... ( )
mircea_popescu: im sure there's people doing it out of infantile fixation, too.
danielpbarron: "The boy reported the relationship after he grew concerned that Sonnier may have given him a venereal disease
assbot: Brittany Sonnier, 23, confesses to having sex with boy, 15 and two dogs | Daily Mail Online ... ( )
williamdunne: Shame about the face
mircea_popescu: sounds about like the daily mail
mircea_popescu: for the record, i knew a chick that had a relationship with her dog.
williamdunne: "relationship"
mircea_popescu: hey, dog spent the night, k ?
williamdunne: Did it make breakfast in the morning?
williamdunne: Did she borrow his shirt?
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ben_vulpes: in what world does the guy cook in the am?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 169562 @ 0.00022165 = 37.5834 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: anyway, dog ended up with strange ideas about the world, scared the shit out of this chick i visited with once.
ascii_field: unrelated: therealbitcoin is still unbuildable for cross-arm using anything but old makefile + my (unmerged) portatronic patch
williamdunne: ben_vulpes: Good point
mircea_popescu: "men make me sick! i'd know!"
mircea_popescu: in other news,
mircea_popescu: Subject: Holded invoice alert
mircea_popescu: Be adviced that your invoice include bad values. Look at the invoice and make amounts.
mircea_popescu: Jane Roberts, CFO
williamdunne: I wanna beat someone over the head on #bitcoin
ascii_field: unrelated: i know folks who want to lease respectable servers for btc
ascii_field: was there any public movement on this front, at any point ?
mircea_popescu: lease as in to acquire or lease as in, to give away
ascii_field: the former
ascii_field: (afaik the latter would be 'let' in engl.)
mircea_popescu: it would yeah.
mircea_popescu: motherfucker am i going to end up with a btc isp on top of everything ?
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: isp l0l sure
mircea_popescu: those people can get respectable servers once they're in l1.
ascii_field: actually fella is in my chain gang - diametric - and is in l1
mircea_popescu: o hey, haven't seen him in a while.
ben_vulpes: didn't he drop his keys on the floor?
mircea_popescu: he did ?
ascii_field: nope that was another bloke
diametric: i'm still alive
diametric: i've just been busy
ascii_field: there he is.
diametric: yes i'd pay for a server with btc.
ascii_field: diametric does actual work. while i distract him.
diametric: sometimes
assbot: Last 2 lines bashed and pending review. ( )
Adlai: << seems what you want isn't a mining pool, rather just a working implementation of atomic swaps talking to a node on each fork
assbot: Logged on 19-01-2015 17:00:31; mircea_popescu: davout there you go, degraded to rfc.
Adlai likes the "Now read this" closing each post. So say we all!
pete_dushenski: !up ascii_field
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 98535 @ 0.00023512 = 23.1675 BTC [+]
danielpbarron: no comments, no date, no author (save the url)
danielpbarron: link to twitter at the bottom; i guess that's where comments are supposed to go
jurov: damn, i could have some servers ready by now. but when i mention who my clients are....
mod6: finally.
mod6: got it working, logged into gentoo instance built with my own stage3 ami
mod6: ec2-user@ip-172-31-7-151 ~ $ uname -a
mod6: Linux ip-172-31-7-151 3.18.11-gentoo #1 SMP Sun May 3 14:58:30 CDT 2015 x86_64 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
mod6: ec2-user@ip-172-31-7-151 ~ $ ps aux | grep "init"
mod6: root 1 0.2 0.0 4248 1508 ? Ss 13:33 0:01 init [3]
mod6: gentoo stage3, amd64, hardened, nomultilib
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 71900 @ 0.00022736 = 16.3472 BTC [-]
trinque: mod6: nice job
jurov: yea
mod6: thx :]
williamdunne: jurov: What problem is who giving you?
jurov: "we have enough ddoses already no thanks"
jurov: i was searching for a partner who already does some dc stuff
mod6: lol, i didn't emerge sudo
mod6: smh
jurov: this happened. som now i'm on my own trying to put some setup together
williamdunne: Who did you say your customers are?
jurov: "bitcoin"
williamdunne: Wait srsly?
williamdunne: I've never had trouble with that
williamdunne: Probably for the best anyway, it they're that faggoty they'll give up the moment a DMCA/Subpoena comes through the post
jurov: !up ascii_field
jurov: i was kicked out of bitvps myself due to ddos, myself
thestringpuller: jurov: < gavinandresen> jurov: I said I asked economists review my ‘block size economics’ post, and they did (and gave valuable feedback). It would be a full-fledge research project to estimate the impact of a technical change like increasing the max possible block size, I think
jurov: ^yes, thins needs no further comment
jurov: research would be too much, just keep kicking the can
williamdunne: Thats stoopid, definitely needs to be someone who doesn't care
jurov: still asking around, hopefully this time i'll end up with something
williamdunne: I would offer to help but not sure how much I could do without being physically there
jurov: yea, demand is for trustworthy machines ill put together myself
jurov: but i can run the whole setup by you, definitely
mircea_popescu: <jurov> damn, i could have some servers ready by now << aha ?
mircea_popescu: wd mod6 !
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mod6: mircea_popescu: ty :]
mircea_popescu: what fucking "economists" for crying out loud.
mircea_popescu: the only economists qualified to discuss bitcoin are here, and afaik the consensus is "gavin is too dumb to understand how ridiculous he is"
danielpbarron: Luke-Jr, there's more than one way to attack a scamcoin (re: )
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mircea_popescu: shit, what have i started
mircea_popescu: jurov i don't understand this ddos thing. were you renting a vps ?
jurov: yes
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ascii_field: 192013
ascii_field: 120309 (pogo, fired up ~2hr ago, currently ~50% ram used)
williamdunne: jurov: That'd be cool
mod6: !up ascii_field
williamdunne: I think the biggest issue will be physical security
williamdunne: Could do with some way of disabling power when certain triggers happen
ascii_field: wai wat
williamdunne: Which would drop any decrypted stuff hopefully
williamdunne: Jurov's DC idea
jurov: i can't do everything at once, such shenanigans may be added later
williamdunne: Sure, I appreciate that. Still better than most the crap out there
williamdunne: Roughly where in the world are you located? I know its Slovakia/Slovenia, but NESW?
jurov: if you read the logs, mircea supects someone gave the rack a hefty kick, damaging multiple drives in the raid
jurov: what's nesw?
jurov: apparently no data leaked bud rebuild was needed
williamdunne: North East South West
jurov: bratislava, slovakia
williamdunne: Ah, if East could have access to some stuff in Ukraine easily. Can't imagine they would care too much for any bullshit, bigger stuff to deal with
jurov: but i don't know anyone i can trust in ukr
jurov: and ahuling servers throught the border can be pita
jurov: *hauling
trinque: going to need a #b-a undersea base
trinque: or space station
williamdunne: SeaStead
williamdunne: Volcano anyone?
jurov: liberland is actually closer than ukr or sea from here
williamdunne: Liberland might actually be a cool option, although no-one recognizes it yet so no-one would criticize the US for raiding a DC there, no?
jurov: but then i can prolly drop the servers into danube, either :DDD
jurov: we have our own secret service to raid the dc. and when they do it, they take everyone's stuff :D
williamdunne: Thats clever
williamdunne: And then promptly apply a healthy dosage of thermite to the HDDs
jurov: nice fantasy, but that would make my situation worse
williamdunne: And more expensive
williamdunne: What do you need, and is there anything I can help with. I'll happily speak to a couple of them for you, I've made harder sells before
jurov: couple of whom?
williamdunne: Potential DC people
williamdunne: The ones who previously turned down because of DDoS
BingoBoingo: williamdunne> Liberland might actually be a cool option, although no-one recognizes it yet so no-one would criticize the US for raiding a DC there, no? << Downside, no credible army makes Liberland easy to annex. Look at how easily Croatia bullies them.
mats: "A New Covert Channel over Cellular Voice Channel"
williamdunne: BingoBoingo: Has Croatia bullied them yet? All I've seen is the border closed which seems sane if its a separate country
jurov: lol. for example is locally recognized linux/libertard activist that has a company ( which does some hosting, too
assbot: Juraj Bednar | LinkedIn ... ( )
BingoBoingo: williamdunne: But closed in which direction? If I recall they blocked people from leaving croatia... May be recalling wrong
williamdunne: BingoBoingo: I think they're not stopping anyone doing anything, just doing passports or summin
jurov: they tried to enter from croatia by road and ford, customs stopped them and barred the road
ascii_field: mats: ripoff of old paper ('11, irrc)
jurov: then they tried to float from serbian side of danube , croatian customs detained them, too
mats: ascii_field: do you remember who may have authored it?
ascii_field: mats: not off the top of my head, but idea was same ('speechification' modem for using stock gsm chipsets on arbitrary bits)
BingoBoingo: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: 'In the proposed channel, the voice call throughput was entirely occupied in order to convey covert information, and it achieved a throughput of 13 bps...' << l0l lamers
trinque: mod6: what'd that ext error end up being?
ascii_field: williamdunne et al: 'micronations' are interesting right up until you try actually using them for something (e.g., resisting usg dictate) and it gets bulldozed. so, approximately as interesting as a pistol that is guaranteed to explode in your hand.
williamdunne: Seems like it can only work if it gets past a certain point
trinque: what point?
trinque: having its own nukes? lol
mod6: <+trinque> mod6: what'd that ext error end up being? << i needed to add the correct AKI to the AMI created from the Volume Snapshot.
ascii_field: williamdunne, trinque: the point of effective thermonukes + delivery vehicles
mod6: using 'default' just isn't the right thing.
williamdunne: trinque: Pretty much, or at least the point of being something equivalent to Hong Kong
ascii_field: hong kong was tolerated until it wasn't
trinque: williamdunne: doesn't seem like the chinese communists have had any trouble steamrolling hk
ascii_field: this kind of faux sovereignty may be interesting to some folks - but not me.
trinque: to the extent that it is still hk it is at their pleasure
williamdunne: Maybe Singapore is a better comparison
ascii_field: precisely same thing as hk
williamdunne: How so?
ascii_field: no teeth
williamdunne: Don't think they are meant to be outwardly aggressive
trinque: it's protecting against inward agression that's the issue
ascii_field: letting it be known that you will wreck usg is not 'aggressive' except to usg muppet theatre
williamdunne: Seems to be doing well, a lot of growth there and is well off compare to Malaysia,
williamdunne: *compared
ascii_field: ben_vulpes suggests that portland is also doing well
ascii_field: doesn't mean a thing re: sovereignty
ascii_field: somewhere not far from where i stand, a cow in a barn is doing well.
williamdunne: Ok, I see your point
williamdunne: They basically aren't against any US rhetoric
williamdunne: Regardless of reasons behind it
williamdunne: So the US has no need to crush them
ascii_field: if anything, they are more eager to enforce usg dictate than usg proper
ascii_field: (e.g., hanging suspected dope peddlers)
williamdunne: I'd be interested in seeing what would happen if they were, off the top of my head outside of various south American shitholes I can't think of good examples of it
ascii_field: 'suiciding' btc exchange folks
williamdunne: Iran maybe
williamdunne: 'suiciding' btc exchange folks << eh?
trinque: the only things big enough to meaningfully oppose nato are russia and china
williamdunne: ascii_field: Think the dope one has more to do with Islam
trinque: certainly not some kind of sealand or things of that magnitude
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trinque: every other political entity is busy playing their relationships with those big three against each other
trinque: williamdunne: like Iran which you bring up
trinque: being able to wreck continents gives you a bit of an advantage
ascii_field: not just 'advantage'
ascii_field: it is the requisite token to even play.
trinque: an understatement for sure
williamdunne: ascii_field: Its not the only exchange in Singapore by far, it probably was a suicide
williamdunne: ascii_field: Somehow I think Liberland will struggle to get even a single Trident sub
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trinque: I think it's foolish to think of it in terms of that
trinque: like there's gonna be some grand war of liberation
trinque: look at the scientologists... heh
trinque: they worm their way inside the machine
trinque: break it without ever letting it see you
trinque: scientology's tax exempt status is a goddamn hilarious defeat of usg
trinque: they win.
assbot: Logged on 26-11-2014 00:46:13; asciilifeform: have to understand, jet fighter is not really a complete machine. it is a tentacle of the larger industrial slave empire which produced and employed it.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 239158 @ 0.00022736 = 54.375 BTC [-]
trinque: ascii_field: this is why I favor the idea of a capitalist political party more than some kind of conflict
trinque: International Capitalism!
trinque: imagine that
trinque: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: political party l0l
trinque: ascii_field: worked for the communists
ascii_field: derps will vote for own gassing, yes
trinque: who said anything about voting
trinque: point is they aren't making more dirt
trinque: and the dirt we have is already occupied
ascii_field: recall napoleon's 'can do anything you want with a bayonet but to sit on it' ?
ascii_field: (or was it talleyrand ? )
trinque: ascii_field: I understand the quote to mean that militarism is good for destroying things, not for building a place to sit, eh?
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trinque: if a major war between the largest powers breaks out, there wont be much of a place to sit either
ascii_field: trinque: it also means that if you're on the throne, you gotta pander to derps to some extent - because this is implicit in ruling a naturally-occurring herd containing both halves of the 'bell curve'
trinque: ascii_field: in TX for example I think anti-communism has teeth
trinque: provided the right screaming bastard to articulate it
trinque: TX is culturally already quite hierarchial, if not formally so
trinque: tons of business, and you can grab an average person off the street and get them yelling about socialism in about 5 sentences
trinque: were I in any position to do so, I'd encourage the states to pick fights with the federal govt
ascii_field: trinque: tx imports nothing from rest of usa ?
ascii_field: american 'anti-communism' in all ages was a cartoon idiocy
ascii_field: again, tx is autarkik ?
assbot: State Exports from Texas ... ( )
ascii_field: how is it fixed for orc control ?
trinque: ascii_field: orc control how?
thestringpuller: - "Finally, a brief word about my own background for those who don’t know me. I have spent the last five years implementing Bitcoin wallets, and before that I spent nearly 8 years at Google. Three of those years were spent on the Geo Team (Maps/Earth), where I was a professional capacity planner for one of the world’s busiest websites. Just like now, capacity pl
trinque: but I'd say being in a bad currency is one of the most obvious problems
ascii_field: trinque: this map only counts dollar-denominated payouts from usg to states
ascii_field: (and is it about cash flow to state gov. or to residents at large ? )
mats: i smell merit washing
trinque: mats: that's not something I can even respond to.
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trinque: ascii_field: this is the ratio of federal taxes paid vs federal expenditure in the state
trinque: does not count defense contractors and such
trinque: that'd be the next question
ascii_field: thestringpuller: the usg muppets are in high gear, yes
ascii_field: what, srsly, is the next step after this idiocy, 'small blocks kill kittenz!!111!!11'
ascii_field: in other news, pogo blew oom at 129647.
mats: trinque: was referring to thestringpuller's message
trinque: ah my mistake
trinque: ascii_field: << claims 10 federal employees per 1000 in tx
assbot: 2015’s States Most & Least Dependent on the Federal Government | WalletHub® ... ( )
trinque: ascii_field | american 'anti-communism' in all ages was a cartoon idiocy << not talking about mccarthy here, but the average TX business owner
ascii_field: trinque: put a red flag and lenin face on it and sure, allergenic; but sell it as 'farm subsidies' and welfare-subsidized min wage slaveforce and it sells just fine
ascii_field: to describe any kingdom where the crown is the largest economic actor in any terms other than socialist, is stark nonsense
ascii_field: branding does not matter here.
trinque: I don't think you're appraised of the cultural setting there.
ascii_field: cultural setting can be anything you like
ascii_field: but the economic reality there - communist.
trinque: on that point there's no disagreement.
trinque: but unless la serenissima intends to blast off for another planet, it's going to have to pick its battles
ascii_field: so far it runs the ancient cn algo of 'sit by the river and wait for your enemy's corpse to float by'
trinque: when the fed falls over, Texas may well secede
trinque: and along the way it wouldn't surprise me for that state to grow ever-more independent of it
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trinque: there are at least people there who would welcome that
ascii_field: will be absorbed into aztlan in less than decade.
trinque: I don't buy that
ascii_field: where is their demographic vector pointing ?
trinque: for one, texas is more economically powerful than mexico, at least going by bullshit GDP numbers
trinque: as for the ratio of ethnic mexicans there, they're not lazy socialist ticks, that's for sure
trinque: hardest-working people there are
ascii_field: cow is more 'economically powerful' than farmer, sure
ascii_field: hardest-working is not the only metric
ascii_field: there is also 'willing to butcher town at a time to prove point'
ascii_field: so far mexico wins
asciilifeform: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: the aztlan thing is not about communism. it is about how there is (allegedly) an effective chingis khan operating in mexico
ascii_field: (by some accounts, he is dead. but new one will appear. it is good fertile ground for them.)
trinque: lots of military bases and equipment in TX
trinque: and the cops are used to dealing with well-armed gangs
ascii_field: there was an army, and police, in mexico as well
trinque: maybe in southern california; in TX you don't see much of the waving of Mexican flags
ascii_field: there would not necessarily be a flag - just piles of skulls
trinque: say this fight began
trinque: what do you think the massively wealthy people living in various gated communities in tx would do?
trinque: what the political response might be
trinque: seems like a prime opportunity to demonstrate the failures of "give everyone a vote"
ascii_field: same thing they do now - ignore the reports of poor schmucks getting beheaded, and sit pretty in their forts
trinque: how is this distinct from the kind of privilege often discussed here?
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ascii_field: which one
trinque: ascii_field: I observe that there is *already* a privileged class in TX
ascii_field: the fella in the fort doesn't get beheaded, but he will notice that the face that shows up to collect the benjies is a different color, one day, that's all.
ascii_field: and then it asks for 7.62 rounds instead of benjies, at some point.
trinque: ascii_field: if the gangs were a real problem in TX I'd expect the population to support treating it as military action instead of policework
trinque: the cops themselves are already rather terrifying there
trinque: and that's speaking as a white male that never had much trouble with them
trinque: and also the fact that most (and especially the wealthy) are heavily armed there
ascii_field: su police were likewise intimidating. but this did not stop them from turning free agent when central gov. collapsed.
trinque: were there states which were more self-reliant in the SU that fared better in the aftermath?
trinque: I am unfamiliar.
ascii_field: depends on your notion of 'better'
ascii_field: none were both nutritionally and industrially self-contained
trinque: ascii_field: the prevailing politics there pre-collapse wouldn't help, I'd think
trinque: I'd like to find numbers on the agricultural situation in TX, but I know there's quite a bit of it
trinque: also re: Mexico their cashflow relies on USAians buying drugs, neh?
trinque: at least the power structure I understand you to be referring to
trinque: this could all very well be my own inability to imagine how collapse occurs.
trinque: still I think there's a lot culturally and economically in tx that's valuable
lobbes: looks like Texas gets around 102 $billion from Mexico via exports
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lobbes: not sure how you'd measure black market economic activity, but this article claims 25% of Mexican GDP is such:
assbot: The Threat Of Mexico's Massive Undergound Economy ... ( )
lobbes: but, 'GDP' is dubious enough as is as a metric
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ascii_field: anyone tried ?
ascii_field: (it refuses to build on any of my boxes)
ascii_field: later tonight i might do a valgrind with 'massif' with --pages-as-heap=yes
asciilifeform: !up ascii_field
assbot: Valgrind ... ( )
ascii_field: ben_vulpes, mod6, mircea_popescu et al ^^
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 19:36:42; williamdunne: North East South West
mircea_popescu: seeing how the entire country is roughly the size of the town's suburbs
jurov: notrly, there are other 2 million in the far end
jurov: but it's chumps everywhere
jurov: corruption scandal related to most expensive highways/km worldwide? but we're playing hockey now and must have a new national stadium built!
mircea_popescu: im pretty sure romania has the most expensive highway km
ascii_field: not usa?!
mircea_popescu: usa hasn't built a highway since 1985
jurov: it's at least 18m eur/kilometer
trinque: I'll convince you all that TX is the future break-away state yet.
assbot: Cum arată cea mai SCUMPĂ autostradă din lume. 9 MILIARDE de dolari pentru 40 de kilometri ... ( )
BingoBoingo: ascii_field: (by some accounts, he is dead. but new one will appear. it is good fertile ground for them.) << Several, appear to operate on clear iterative succession.
lobbes: usa hasn't built a highway since 1985 << maintenance surely a money-pit though?
mircea_popescu: lobbes inasmuch as anything's still maintained (kinda spotty, this)
lobbes: true
jurov: ah we're doing maximal price, you beat me. they managed 75 km for 9mld.
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: we have ~4BN for a 40km road (maryland 200) here
mircea_popescu: can't beat teh russians.
ascii_field: nm, 28km
mircea_popescu: still not good enough!!1 :D
ascii_field: 4bn usd for 28km.
mircea_popescu: 9bn for 40km. soci.
ascii_field: mega-road.
assbot: List of transport megaprojects - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( )
BingoBoingo: Illinois constantly tears up perfectly smooth rural highways for repaving with proper asphalt, the Missouri legislature debates letting their rural highways (the letter ones) revert from crude tarmac to plain macadam
BingoBoingo: Federalism leads to some discrepancies between bezzel projects across state lines
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 19:42:05; williamdunne: Liberland might actually be a cool option, although no-one recognizes it yet so no-one would criticize the US for raiding a DC there, no?
mircea_popescu: you can't build a dc atop a limb of danube silt.
mircea_popescu: you can't actually even build a mall.
williamdunne: When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England.
mircea_popescu: the lad also has to marry the daughter of the largest tracts of open pigfarms in all england.
williamdunne: Thats fine, he can just take a mistress
williamdunne: I'm sure there would be a queer guard somewhere in the armoury
williamdunne: What is the male equivalent of a mistress?
BingoBoingo: williamdunne: Locally they are building a new hospital with Obamacare bezzel in the epicenter of mine subsidence (building rules prohitbit houses with basements in the middle of tornado county the issue is so prevalent)
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:06:04; ascii_field: williamdunne et al: 'micronations' are interesting right up until you try actually using them for something (e.g., resisting usg dictate) and it gets bulldozed. so, approximately as interesting as a pistol that is guaranteed to explode in your hand.
assbot: The problem of enforcement on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
BingoBoingo: williamdunne: A mister
williamdunne: They can just tax some more to build the three following hospitals
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mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo what's the logic there ? why no basements ?
BingoBoingo: williamdunne: Well private hosptial, but it is great at milking medicaid for its part of the building
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Many of the mines are shallow enough that it's possible to dig into some supports and trigger some collapsing
mircea_popescu: oh, wait, you people built houses on top of an abandoned minefield ?
BingoBoingo: All the time
ascii_field: mine, as in coal
mircea_popescu: why the fuck ? not enough land in the usa ?
BingoBoingo: Nah, towns that burnt the coal got full so where the mines were become "subdivisions" with the vinyl siding and roads that occasionally crack and shift
mircea_popescu: << that's in no way related to usg. they have hanging dope peddlers forever, with a brief interruption while britain bullied them into stopping it because it had no other trade goods available.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:12:04; ascii_field: (e.g., hanging suspected dope peddlers)
lobbes: !up ascii_field
BingoBoingo: ;;google belleville 15 mine subsidence
gribble: Planned Coal Mine Subsidence in Illinois: A Public Information Booklet: <>; Mine Subsidence - St. Clair County: <>; Mine collapse damages several homes - < (1 more message)
BingoBoingo: ;;google mine "illinois 15"
gribble: List of History of Illinois Coal Mine Disasters: <>; Coal Mines of Franklin County, Illinois: <>; Coal and Coal Mining - Gillespie, Illinois: <>
mircea_popescu: << dude srsly... wtf is "first meta". no woman got killed by lizard hitler because of words she wrote on her blog. whatever the pretense they were purporting to put forth, "bitcoin exchange", "intercepting cia with her dentures", etc.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:14:33; ascii_field: williamdunne: << that one
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BingoBoingo: ;;google st elezabeth ofallon
gribble: O'Fallon Medical Building - St. Eliz - St. Elizabeth's Hospital: <>; Welcome to HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital - St. Eliz: <>; St. Elizabeth's to move new hospital to O'Fallon, Ill.; Belleville mayor ...: < (1 more message)
williamdunne: mircea_popescu: Currently it allows you to trade dollars for linden dollars
mircea_popescu: << ftr he's readiong between the lines correctly.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:27:33; ascii_field: political party l0l
mircea_popescu: im not making a different country. i'm making THESE countries. let the reds make "their own country", on fucking mars preferably.
trinque: we're not making more dirt.
mircea_popescu: << this is by no means either well studied or soundly proven.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:31:41; ascii_field: trinque: it also means that if you're on the throne, you gotta pander to derps to some extent - because this is implicit in ruling a naturally-occurring herd containing both halves of the 'bell curve'
ascii_field does not assert this hypothesis as hard fact. but bets on it
mircea_popescu: << us imports everything through tx, ca and ny. mostly tx.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:35:02; ascii_field: trinque: tx imports nothing from rest of usa ?
mircea_popescu: << i am very much amused at the late game, desperate attempts of the tools to play up their imaginary qualifications and generally certificatorily merit wash.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:42:35; ascii_field: what, srsly, is the next step after this idiocy, 'small blocks kill kittenz!!111!!11'
mircea_popescu: seriously, mike hearn isn't the slimy fucktard we all know ? he's some sort of google expert now ? allow me to lulz for a spell.
ascii_field: expect him to wipe his arse with 7 ph.d. diplomas before this is over.
ascii_field: and five 'nobels.'
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell mike_hearn suppose you chill it with the pretense of my-google-job-is-my-social-proof so the huge pile of embarassing emails etc won't have to be leaked. google's been embarassed enough this year already.
gribble: The operation succeeded.
mircea_popescu: ascii_field you play bridge any ?
ascii_field: once learned how, but not enough people.
mircea_popescu: okay. but you know what finessing is right ?
ascii_field: that deck o'cards (inherited from brother) did play a lot of it.
ascii_field: back in the stone age.
mircea_popescu: myeah. so teh usg has all these minor muppets it keeps trying to use in that manner. get the majors out so they can finally play
mircea_popescu: except unlike bridge, irl does not have discrete mandatory tricks.
ascii_field: this is a kind of professional disease of agent masters, yes
mircea_popescu: and honestly i don't suspect the entire array actually contains one head apt enough to fucking finesse me. what is this, the future ?!
ascii_field: meanwhile...
ascii_field: 200005.
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pete_dushenski: whoa, sec makes us companies report on 'climate change.' why not make them report what they ate for lunch ?
pete_dushenski: so says, David Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE
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pete_dushenski: for what that's worth
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:48:13; ascii_field: trinque: put a red flag and lenin face on it and sure, allergenic; but sell it as 'farm subsidies' and welfare-subsidized min wage slaveforce and it sells just fine
mircea_popescu: << believe it or not there are people for whom this actually works.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 20:51:52; ascii_field: so far it runs the ancient cn algo of 'sit by the river and wait for your enemy's corpse to float by'
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 21:00:52; ascii_field: there was an army, and police, in mexico as well
mircea_popescu: when, this ?
mircea_popescu: !up wpalczynski
mircea_popescu: << this is not actually true, ftr. the police itself never turned free agent ; the army afaik didn't in ru (it did in ro, but diff story there). individuals, of course. but individuals are individuals.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 21:09:45; ascii_field: su police were likewise intimidating. but this did not stop them from turning free agent when central gov. collapsed.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 20000 @ 0.00021201 = 4.2402 BTC [-]
Adlai: does the egyptian army count as "free agent"?
mircea_popescu: << finland, romania, poland, germany, bohemia, yugoslavia even.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 21:11:25; ascii_field: none were both nutritionally and industrially self-contained
mircea_popescu: Adlai i would say egypt is copying the turkish style to a decent degree. turkey is afaik the only stable situation with a free agent army.
mircea_popescu: problem is for all the linguistic and (ancient) cultural differences, misr is still stuck in the islam pit.
Adlai didn't follow the egyptian 'spring' too closely, but it seemed to be a general process of the army becoming a free agent, and the public not disliking that sufficiently for another revolt (or not having a second army handy to oust the first)
mircea_popescu: was free agent b4. current fossil replaced previous (anwar saddat) at a military parade.
mircea_popescu: << you have to understand something essential about drugs : they aren't products. this in the sense that their flux isn't pull, it's push (which is why the sellers are called pushers). so no, the mexican economy does not rely on others buying drugs anymore than britain's economy relied on chinese buying opium.
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 21:15:17; trinque: also re: Mexico their cashflow relies on USAians buying drugs, neh?
mircea_popescu: the others' abjection is enforced by the forcing of drugs upon them. exactly backwards from commerce.
mircea_popescu: pimp doesn't "sell" meth to the crack whore.
trinque: that makes sense
mircea_popescu: pimp fleeces crack whore with the meth.
pete_dushenski: it worx!
pete_dushenski: unban me plz
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform masif is a worthy move. never used the other thing, no.
mircea_popescu: mod6 incidentally, a count of memory allocation of the entire codebase by function would be another worthy goal. just how much mmap, mremap, brk etc does it do.
mod6: agreed, so noted.
BingoBoingo: So yardwork story from today. This year we've had a bumper crop of what I though were bumblebees move it, turns out they are carpenter bees. Rather harmless things I'm trimming trees the squirrels planted in the flower beds and the big bees are just buzzing around pollinating the shit out of the columbine... Yellowjacket wasp gets the jump on one of the bees near me and as I retreat because fuck yellow jackets, all of the carpente
BingoBoingo: r bees start raping the shit out of the yellow jacket.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo lmao dat first line. SO SURREALIST.
BingoBoingo: Seriously
BingoBoingo: So surreal
BingoBoingo: Bodyguard bees.
Adlai: what is bee shit, and how does it get raped? stinging?
Adlai: actually the pertinent shit is that of the jacket
mircea_popescu: metaphors are metaphorical.
Adlai: the pertinent question is "stinging?"
BingoBoingo: Adlai: Well the stinger is part of their reproductive organ, so stinging==rape
BingoBoingo: ;;google yellowjacket
gribble: Yellowjackets Online: Welcome To The Official Yellowjackets Website!: <>; Yellowjacket (Marvel Comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>; Yellow jacket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>
BingoBoingo: ;;google yellowjacket wasp
gribble: Yellow jacket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>; How to Kill Get Rid Yellow Jacket Nest | Yellow Jacket Control: <>; What is a Wasp-Hornet-Yellowjacket-Bee? - Colorado State University: <>
Adlai is wondering about the effectiveness of thwacking the stinger against the arthropod exoskeleton
BingoBoingo: Adlai: Yellowjackets look like mircea_popescu's familiar european wasp, but sting with greater effect
Adlai: not sure what else bees can do, though... suffocate it with honey?
mircea_popescu: the common polen wasp as found in yurp doesn't really sting worth a shit.
Adlai is familiar with the yellowjacket, it was the first insect to ever attack him
Adlai: (within surviving memory)
mircea_popescu: Adlai a friend living in texas at a time was covered by fire ants as an infant, during a brief break in parental care.
trinque: ouch
Adlai: re:drugs, one of my stoner friends has a theory that the real fleecers are the plants
mircea_popescu: imgine, leave your toddler in its thing out by the apple tree, come back with some pie, ants dragging it away
mircea_popescu: "we found a worm! hey everyone! big juicy worm right here!"
Adlai: ie, genus Cannabis, like genus Triticum before it, has domesticated the monkeys
mircea_popescu: Adlai on what (other than ganja) is this theory predicated ?
Adlai: the fact that humans, upon discovering any naturally occurring psychoactive, generally attempt to ensure its survival
Adlai: a notable exception to this being peyote, which has been almost driven extinct
mircea_popescu: grain did a lot better by this metric.
BingoBoingo: One of the carpenter bees on some Columbine
Adlai: yet peyote survives in private gardens, as does cannabis, and psilocybe, and claviceps, and...
jurov: if some psychoactives were eradicated, how would you know?
Adlai: if some trees fell silently, how would you know?
Adlai: oh, not to mention coca and poppies! but in the case of meth, that really is just a case of one person fucking another
Adlai: the pimp best at this is young kim
BingoBoingo: Adlai: Peyote is kind of a victim of its native environment
mircea_popescu: Adlai and lice, crabs, threadworms, bad clothing, warm beer, nose hairs, dresses in unflattering colors, lanky adolescent girls and cavities.
mircea_popescu: ya know ?
Adlai: not quite
cazalla: BingoBoingo, do you eat that columbine plant?
mircea_popescu: (by the way, oxyuriasis is one of the major risks of rimming)
Adlai: some "symbiotic" relationships are downright parasitic; others are less so
BingoBoingo: cazalla: The columbine are totally poisonpus
cazalla: BingoBoingo, so wikipedia would've got me killed for eating the leaves eh lol
BingoBoingo: cazalla: Leaves might not be bad. The stuff bacically crowds a flowerbed like a weed, but looks pretty so it gets to live
BingoBoingo: I dunno if the whole plant is poisonous, but enough parts are to leave it to the bees
BingoBoingo: !up teek
BingoBoingo: !up WolfGoethe
BingoBoingo: !up t4nk
ben_vulpes: <BingoBoingo> williamdunne: A mister << nice one, mister
ben_vulpes: <mircea_popescu> << lol at the 0.30 of delaware. << oregon has a good ticket on the bezzletrain. and i'd wager with the new governor, will procure ever more for favored classes.
ben_vulpes: (also, heya holtzy!)
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes he'd better, because the only way that thing can exist is via subsidies. like the student dorm
ben_vulpes: ooooooh do i have some lulz for YOU
mircea_popescu: we take lulz today/
asciilifeform raises periscope
assbot: Kate Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( )
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes so what about it ?
ben_vulpes: familiar with the john kitzhaber story?
assbot: Contents relevant to "John Kitzhaber" ... ( )
asciilifeform fired up valgrind-massif with --pages-as-heap=yes
assbot: The John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes Scandal: A Handy Primer | Blogtown, PDX | Portland Mercury ... ( )
ben_vulpes: guy got in bed with a girl
ben_vulpes: girl took him for a few tens of ks or hundreds, depending on how one looks at it
ben_vulpes: leveraged herself into a "first lady of oregon" type situation
ben_vulpes: (not even married, lolariously)
mircea_popescu: what part of this is the scandal ?
danielpbarron: Brown is the state's second female governor, after Barbara Roberts, as well as the first openly bisexual governor in US history.
ben_vulpes: y'know i've yet to figure that out myself
mircea_popescu: i don't get it, so dude has a girlfriend.
ben_vulpes: the funny part is how bent people got
mircea_popescu: does nobody in oregon have a gf ?
ben_vulpes: the kind that work, pay for themselves, refuse to suck cock - sure
assbot: George Carlin ~ The American Dream - YouTube ... ( )
mircea_popescu: if only it were the case that people are lazy and stupid because lizard hitler.
BingoBoingo: !up jonvaage
mircea_popescu: yo t4nk fix that connection before you end up on a ban list.
BingoBoingo: !up t4nk
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BingoBoingo: Ah Oregon, the success story founded by the Klan
ben_vulpes: ethnic homogeneity is a heckuva legacy
BingoBoingo: Well, its true.
ben_vulpes: don't i know it!
ben_vulpes: and live it
BingoBoingo: I've seen the legacy sprinkeled about around here, but nothing on the scale you got going on
asciilifeform: << as far as i can tell, the db isn't fully synchronous...
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 22:45:57; mircea_popescu: mod6 incidentally, a count of memory allocation of the entire codebase by function would be another worthy goal. just how much mmap, mremap, brk etc does it do.
ben_vulpes: mod6, trinque, asciilifeform, anyone else interested in the "what happens in der clord":
assbot: Look ma, no OS! Deploying an Erlang/OTP application as a LING unikernel in EC2 by Matt Bajor ... ( )
trinque: interesante
jonvaage: How much good does homogeneity help if the predominant culture is fucked?
asciilifeform enjoyed the original erlang book, but did not enjoy attempting to write in it
asciilifeform: ('concurrent prog. in erlang', armstrong 1996)
ben_vulpes: jonvaage: and how'd you know anything about culture around here?
jurov: !down ben_vulpes
jurov: these slides are useless
ben_vulpes: go on, jurov
ben_vulpes: maybe to *you*
jurov: nope. my eyes hurt
ben_vulpes: but i don't actually know how modern virtualization even works, so...decent content.
ben_vulpes: diddle the stylesheet yourself! sheesh.
BingoBoingo: I'm with jurov, I don't see no slides at all.
trinque: yer js is off
asciilifeform: just when no one imagined slide could be more of a torment...
asciilifeform: 2d slide decks.
trinque: lol teh kvetching
jurov: you really can't find anything that does't need 20 times clicking throught "But really?"
ben_vulpes: clicking?
ben_vulpes: are your arrow keys broken?
BingoBoingo: jonvaage: Not much at all.
asciilifeform: also we did 'rump kernel' here
asciilifeform: !s rump kernel
assbot: 0 results for 'rump kernel' :
assbot: Jonathan Vaage (@JonathanVaage) | Twitter ... ( )
asciilifeform: it doesn't 'remove os' but replaces linux with a bizarre academiturd
jurov: i never used arrow keys in a browser
asciilifeform: and 'virtualized drivers' are just passing the real os buck to the virtualizer
asciilifeform: which somehow 'doesn't count' aha
asciilifeform: what a crock'o'shit
asciilifeform: this is a prime example of mircea_popescu's 'death by meta'
jonvaage: Yessir
asciilifeform: the extra insult is in the fact that the thing that these derps pretend to do, in fact direly needs doing
asciilifeform: and the idiotic scam helps to discourage the few folks who might yet do it.
ben_vulpes: that thing being running without an os?
jurov: can't learn to chroot stuff properly, instead keep throwing virtualized turds around
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: aha
ben_vulpes: academiturd << would be?
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: more broadly, the removal of complexity layers
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: << see for yourself.
assbot: Rump Kernels ... ( )
BingoBoingo: <ben_vulpes> academiturd << would be? << Minix 3 et al
BingoBoingo: Plan9, etc
jonvaage: ben_vulpes: My question homogeneity is not a feigned slight at any particular culture but a question on the inherent virtue of homogeneity alone.
asciilifeform: the whole 'microkernel' thing is a '80s u.s. academitardation that never seems to go to rest in its grave
asciilifeform: one of 1,001 flavours of lipstick folks attempted to make the unix pig fuckable with.
ben_vulpes: jonvaage: you'd not eat salt for dinner, would you?
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: you hold this attitude about rump as well?
ben_vulpes: aw, did the twitter guy leave?
ben_vulpes: i gather the friendly micro-dos is back
asciilifeform: it'd have some appeal if the net result was something like 1) 100x fewer lines of code 2) written by wot man in good standing
BingoBoingo: homogentity is great when you are talking about a fleet of taxis, poor if you are talking about your food supply post nuclear war
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: Seems to be a member of the poor connections party
asciilifeform: but what i see is the complexity buck being passed
asciilifeform: to 'xen' etc.
asciilifeform: this - needs to die, in a fire.
asciilifeform: the pretentious derps, just think of it.
asciilifeform: imagine themselves 'os devs'
ben_vulpes: something like that.
ben_vulpes off to tequila with birthday staff
BingoBoingo starting to consider potential replacement laptops, bitcoind having outgrown being a feasible background process fulltime on this machine.
jurov: give it extra hdd
jurov: er..i mean, its own
mod6: lol. im like o.0
mod6: <+asciilifeform> 2d slide decks. << that
mod6: heheh, "what 5 slides??"
BingoBoingo: jurov: It's the CPU's ability to shed heat that's the limiting factor.
trinque: mod6: I question the geometry of this cube my head's apparently in
trinque: reminds me of the shitty desktop switchers that everyone had an orgasm over when compiz became a thing
mod6: heheh
asciilifeform: the 2d slide deck is like a retarded kid, who others have learned to ignore, and somewhere he found a loudspeaker 'so they can't ignore any longer1111!!!11'
asciilifeform: this needs to be burned out, with hot irons.
mod6: haha
BingoBoingo: I'm either going to to have to move this machines fan replacement schedule from every ~18 months to 6, stop taking this machine out in the garage to smoke with me, rent a machine to use as an electrum server, or find a beefier machine
jurov: *BingoBoingo descends to a damsel in distress
williamdunne: Electrum server is probably a good option
williamdunne: You can stick it up on some cheap VPS
williamdunne: Not like they can steal your keys
BingoBoingo: jurov: Not distress, just vexation since I've had to resort to supplementing with an external fan way too early in this machine's lifecycle
BingoBoingo: williamdunne: but they can steal knowledge of which keys are mine
BingoBoingo: williamdunne: Also I worked so hard to chop together a kind of Bitcoin that works on OpenBSD
jurov: or you can sprinkle sleep(1) calls in the ecdsa code
mircea_popescu: fixed sleep doesnt help so much.
jurov: oh, you tried?
BingoBoingo: It throttles down alright, just baseline sync'd Bitcoin cpu consumption on this machine is higher than it is for 720p video
BingoBoingo: Then again that could just be good video drivers
scoopbot_revived: News! Ripple Labs Fined for Violating Bank Secrecy Act URL:
BingoBoingo comparing the comparative merits of the thinkpad X201s and X220
mircea_popescu: jurov not something that is established experimentally, either
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mircea_popescu: so wait, the violation of "bank secrecy act" consists of having kept banking secrets ?
mircea_popescu: gotta love minitruth :D
mircea_popescu: but whatever, horowitz can pay. they can push back and forth the same million in qe, taxes, fines, donations, govt contracting and whatever until they fall over. every 1000 times they do it, the "gdp" goes up by 0.0001% or w/e
mircea_popescu: << how much does structural integrity help if the plane's headed to its crash site ?
assbot: Logged on 05-05-2015 23:58:52; jonvaage: How much good does homogeneity help if the predominant culture is fucked?
mircea_popescu: depends. if you regain control, a lot. if you don't, itdoesn't make a difference anyway. a bagful of dandelion fluff is never going to make an airplane anyway
mircea_popescu: << i've never seen worthy folks as easily discouraged as these imaginary ones of yours. what's next, dildos discourage men from fucking women, because they behold them rubbing on the dongs and get all flaccid ?
assbot: Logged on 06-05-2015 00:04:04; asciilifeform: and the idiotic scam helps to discourage the few folks who might yet do it.
mircea_popescu: in a functioning sexconomy, bad surogates on display are arousing not depressing.
williamdunne doesn't understand how homegenity of any particular racial group can be useful, when most cultural traits are specific to individuals regardless of racial group.
mircea_popescu: << shuttup you hater you. i drive cabs around ba all the time! and i also cooked a steak and made myself coffee today.
assbot: Logged on 06-05-2015 00:09:48; asciilifeform: the pretentious derps, just think of it.
mircea_popescu: williamdunne less time wasted identifying the idiots, which need to be oppressed ?
williamdunne: How can you do that with a racial group though? I think this group testifies to that as we're from all over
williamdunne: The only real common trait is male
mircea_popescu: that's kinda what happens with racial stereotypes. if you grow up among white people, you immediately recognize white trash. black people don't register properly in this scheme, so your mental heuristic (correctly) just assigns the trash bit to all of them.
mircea_popescu: and if they don't like it, let them look more like upstanding white folk.
mircea_popescu: obviously all this is pointless once we have internets and wots and so on. but for a long time before now...
mircea_popescu: it was the only way.
williamdunne: So, just to be clear. The difference is you can tell who shitty white people are, but you can't tell who shitty black people are?
mircea_popescu: well, the "you" of the example.
mircea_popescu: heck, most monocultural folk can't even DISTINGUISH people of other races.
williamdunne: Can't say I've really experienced that personally
mircea_popescu: where you from ?
williamdunne: South West of England, its like 99% white
mircea_popescu: well, maybe you're more perceptive than most.
williamdunne: The biggest city here is 96.2% white
williamdunne: Maybe, I know at secondary school I wasn't the only one without the issue
williamdunne: Well, as far as I could tell
williamdunne: Occasional racist jokes but the couple of Asian kids and couple of black kids were just viewed as other kids
mircea_popescu: so if you get mugged by a korean guy you can confidently pick him up out of a line-up of six other korean guys, same age same height ?
williamdunne: Maybe the whole school was more perceptive, I had heard of a few racist-type events at the non-selective schools
williamdunne: Probably not in a mugging
williamdunne: Quite quick
williamdunne: Couldn't do that with white people
mircea_popescu: maybe your polarities are reversed :D
williamdunne: But sure, introduce me to them over an evening, and outside of usual struggles with names I'll do fine
mircea_popescu: anyway. it's common, tho obviously not universal.
williamdunne: I'm an elderly Korean woman at heart
mircea_popescu: what do you mean by "cultural traits" by the way ?
williamdunne: Pretty broad, so interests, attitudes, emotional stuff
williamdunne: Stuff they like
mircea_popescu: because obviously the most commonly held lowest denominator of culture (ie, language) is pretty race-related.
mircea_popescu: not that many white people speaking sino-tibetan languages, not that many black people speaking indo-european languages, not that many yellow people speaking semitic languages etc.
williamdunne: Seems more geographic, with race being the likelihood of being in whatever geography
williamdunne: Lots of English speaking yellow people who don't know any asian languages in the UK
mircea_popescu: more or less.
mircea_popescu: obviously a kid can learn any language it hears growing up.
williamdunne: "France Restricts the Movement of Gold, Cash, & Crypto-Currencies"
williamdunne: This should be a hilarious read
mircea_popescu: they probably lied about their age to some woman.
williamdunne: Mm can't find much info about the actual regs
williamdunne: Just a "The control of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are set to be tightened drastically" appended to the end
williamdunne: Useless article
mircea_popescu: but france is the most socialist country and it attacks people with money!
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williamdunne throws money *at* mircea_popescu
mircea_popescu: "five elephants decided to figure out what man is. according to their unanimous testimony, man is essentially flat."
mircea_popescu: damn this entire fetlife fraudulent dmca business has been one of the best things. i really love these new servers i got.
williamdunne: Yeah whats come of that so far?
mircea_popescu: Server uptime: 26 days 20 hours 41 minutes 14 seconds
mircea_popescu: Total accesses: 40274915 - Total Traffic: 360 GB
mircea_popescu: CPU Usage: u.23 s.14 cu28.82 cs0 - .0492% CPU load
mircea_popescu: 13.64 requests/sec - 127.5 kB/second - 9.3 kB/request
mircea_popescu: 20 requests currently being processed, 28 idle workers
mircea_popescu: how not to love it. 0.05% load srsly.
williamdunne: DaFuq are the stats on that?
williamdunne: *specs
williamdunne: Although I've normally found that most web-frameworks fuckup at 10-15% load
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 157446 @ 0.00021051 = 33.144 BTC [+] {2}
mircea_popescu: e5-26whatever
mircea_popescu: btw, some funny shit : from what i hear from people who'd know, 2.x ghz processors actually solidly outperform 3.x ghz processors
mircea_popescu: and the only thing that even offers 4ghz sucks even worse.
williamdunne: Shouldn't that depend on usage, and the specific CPUs?
mircea_popescu: there's bunches of them
williamdunne: I mean overclocking for example on consumer is verifiably improving performance.
williamdunne: *on consumer hardware
mircea_popescu: this is server high end stuff.
mircea_popescu: a battle amd has lost, incidentally. i don't even know if they have anything
mircea_popescu: o, yeah, that eightcore fx thing. but it's a middling offering at best.
williamdunne: I definitely saw something they were meant to be great for
williamdunne: Their 24 core opteron things
mircea_popescu: still very good value for money, but anyway
williamdunne: Think it was a messagequeue of some-sort
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 86000 @ 0.00021219 = 18.2483 BTC [+]
BingoBoingo: AMD seems to be still doing ok on the server if you are going to shard the physical machine into a fuckton of vms
mircea_popescu: in random wtf today : minecraft server runs on one core only o.O
williamdunne: Mmm, its a bunch of PoS java code
BingoBoingo needs to see if minecraft client will work on OpenBSD for him
williamdunne: BingoBoingo: Yeah, think I would be correct in saying its used a bunch in video-rendering stuff
asciilifeform: <mircea_popescu> btw, some funny shit : from what i hear from people who'd know, 2.x ghz processors actually solidly outperform 3.x ghz processors << less work per tick, aha.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yup
asciilifeform: the 'cores' derpage poured fuel in this already-hot fire, by giving incentive for underperforming serially to keep thermal manageable
mircea_popescu: not so sure cores was available.
asciilifeform: <mircea_popescu> this is server high end stuff... a battle amd has lost, incidentally. i don't even know if they have anything << afaik this is the -only- market they haven't entirely lost
asciilifeform: $maxint opterons
thestringpuller: << pete_dushenski gaving must have not seen your comments on your blog from yester-month
mircea_popescu: how to improve on 1024 chickens ? upgrade to 1024 turducken
asciilifeform: plus the '08-prior sommelier market
asciilifeform: (which will not keep them alive, no)
BingoBoingo wonders what sort of mangling would let a Bitcoin unload the ECDSA on opencl so gpu could fuck with it
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the very expensive opterons nobody buys
mircea_popescu: the only shit they're still selling is stuff like the fx gaming processors, mostly to nvidia fanbase.
asciilifeform: but no argument, amd is not long for this world
asciilifeform: unless intel pulls a microshit-apple and keeps it on life support as token competitor
mircea_popescu: sadly. i loved them for like a decade.
asciilifeform: but yes, it has been decided, the intel rootkittronic turd is to be in all x86 boxen.
asciilifeform: (the amd variant has vastly insufficient scope - and uptake - and so.)
mircea_popescu: im really hoping the chinese come out with an actual chip alternative.
mircea_popescu: that's what i'd do if i were their emperor.
asciilifeform: they did try
mircea_popescu: blatantly steal all the intel stuff, throw out the garbage, let anyone who wants to complain talk to their hand.
asciilifeform: 'dragon' (used in, iirc, loongson)
asciilifeform: except the only reason they'd steal x86 is to run winblows
asciilifeform: as ru did with 'elbrus'
mircea_popescu: i don't mean one that sucxks. i don't even mean one that doesn't suck. i mean one that's about (amd/intel in 1995)**3
asciilifeform: straight to 'elbrus' then
mircea_popescu: they can run golang for all i care.
asciilifeform: the interesting part is that chinese mips (see above) are in production, but entirely unobtainable in the west.
asciilifeform: they are not concerned with export.
mircea_popescu: i suspect dry run.
asciilifeform: plenty in ru, interestingly
asciilifeform: quite too many for dry run
asciilifeform: just that they are hand-exported.
mircea_popescu: they aren't nor shoudl; they be. lemme tell you something : the largest bank in the world (icbc) trades in the states on pink sheets
mircea_popescu: this lol was in the log last year.
asciilifeform: l0l wut
mircea_popescu: it is not their job to care. retardo-us may imagine all it wants that icbc only exists if they say it does, and gs is best whatever because so sayz washington post.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile...
asciilifeform: can mircea_popescu find a loongson in that electronics hotdog stand next to $hotel ?
asciilifeform had this item on checklist, did not get to it
mircea_popescu: you know, contrary to your high regard of them, argentines are retarded.
mircea_popescu: for all their pretenses, they do not qualify as a town, they're goat herders at best.
asciilifeform: hey it's 3 or 4 notches above the retardation here in east gringolandia
mircea_popescu: sure. but still retards.
asciilifeform: goatfuckers with chinese imports by the gigatonne. hence question.
mircea_popescu: the sort of retards with good food and all, but still. don't be surprised they don't know the difference between a tool and another tool. as long as it's not for farmin' or cookin', they dunno.
mircea_popescu: the chinese export what you wish to import, they don't care.
asciilifeform: precisely the situation in ru. folks end up with mips lappy, and end up pissing on it because 'not only won't run counterstrike, but mozilla is slow'
mircea_popescu: thus, argentina gets tons of costume jewelry.
asciilifeform: this is precisely why i suspect it exists in b-a
asciilifeform: because cheapolade
mircea_popescu: who plays counterstrike on a laptop for crying out loud.
asciilifeform: i did dive into an electronics shop when walking with ben_vulpes, now that i think of it. saw nothing like loongson.
mircea_popescu: why not on a comode
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: not my notion. direct quote from some godforsaken ru forum
asciilifeform: at any rate, i'm merely trying to divine whether they export these buggers after all, or - as i suspect - the examples turning up in ru were hand-carried to the street market
mircea_popescu: im pretty sure they export anything you want. but ~you gotta want it~.
asciilifeform: (i will point out that rms, famously, was not able to obtain a replacement for his loongson - which was stolen by bag-snatchers in b-a)
mircea_popescu: whereas ustards expect to be pushed, and are so used with the pushing they simply can't find the lake
mircea_popescu: unless it tornadoes at them
asciilifeform: gotta want 100,000 examples of it.
mircea_popescu: yes. it's what importing is.
asciilifeform: interestingly, there are 'disposable' laptops sold at u.s. crap stores
asciilifeform: (as in, < 100 usd)
mircea_popescu: you will notice it was definitely not the us' fault that you couldn't find jeans in moscow cca 1985.
asciilifeform: they feature 'intel atom'
asciilifeform: because national turdphactory.
asciilifeform: it is how they dump inventory
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform did they ever come out wiht the elbrus 8s ?
mircea_popescu: not sure why you, or i, or anyone would give a shit about some closed turd.
mircea_popescu: (obviously ru bureaucracy needs something for import substitution, but other than that...)
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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: supposedly out. and, iirc it's a pedantically documented sparc, rather than closed turd
asciilifeform: (though i am not aware of masks, etc. having been published)
asciilifeform attempts to find the docs, turns up nothing but marketing crud
asciilifeform: i must note that the firm has a lengthy history of chumpatronic shenanigans
asciilifeform: dating back prior to fall of su
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asciilifeform: i expect to purchase a 'fluxbabbitt' before i ever so much as touch an 'elbrus.'
cazalla: <<< asians all look the same to me sorta thing?
assbot: Logged on 06-05-2015 01:00:04; mircea_popescu: so if you get mugged by a korean guy you can confidently pick him up out of a line-up of six other korean guys, same age same height ?
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asciilifeform: (made on cotract in cn)
asciilifeform: *contract
decimation: < baltimore man writes about what he saw
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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: << mega-l0l. claimed to be employed in ru missile & crypto gear. sparc v9 clone. manufactured 'in small parties of a few tens of examples per month.'
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asciilifeform: decimation: interesting
asciilifeform: but not entirely surprising
decimation: "2. All police assets from Baltimore City and surrounding municipalities were concentrated in three zones, leaving over 95% of Baltimore City and Baltimore County without police protection."
danielpbarron: 4. Lone white women away from home were targeted for gang rape by gangs of black men immediately across the city and county.
BingoBoingo: cazalla: I am too race blind. A few years ago an acquaintance robbed a bank and seeing the CCTV pic in the paper I'm like who is that fat korean? Turns out it was a fat white guy I went to college with.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: on chinese 640x480 turdcams, we can all be fat koreans.
cazalla: 1fps!
decimation: asciilifeform: actually there's a new 'technology' for hd cameras
decimation: instead of shitty ip cams, they are making hd cameras that can propagate full picture at 'baseband'
assbot: HD-TVI cameras - new technology for analog HD solution | Technology News ... ( )
asciilifeform: to $maxint base station, aha
decimation: unfortunately there only seem to be dvrs available now, no computer capture cards
decimation: yeah, that will come soon
decimation: the cameras are pretty cheap though
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: On black and white turdcams I look more like a chubby somali than a korean, but yes. I am surprised he did not mount aggressive defense on the camera quality.
decimation: really this is gonna sweep the market, because of the vast infrastructure of deployed coax for cameras
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decimation: or something like it
asciilifeform: and of course ethernet over coax somehow never happened
asciilifeform still has enormous spool of 'thin-net'
decimation: heh I had some of those back in the day, 10-base-2
decimation: as well as token ring
asciilifeform: and a bag of 'tees'
BingoBoingo loving triclopyr, seriously that shit is a gardeners best friend
decimation: actually coax can generally work at much higher frequency than twisted pair, but I guess it is more expensive
asciilifeform: moar copper, moar cost.
cazalla: BingoBoingo, pull the weeds out with your hands.. it's what i was doing this morning.. fucking wind has caned my brussel sprouts too :\
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asciilifeform: (prior to invention of optical fiber, long-haul telecom was 100% coax)
decimation: plus multiple pairs are naturally bidirectional
decimation: I went snorkeling in hawaii once, saw a massive undersea cable that was one of the first international lines
decimation: they demolished a reef to do so
BingoBoingo: cazalla: Ah, been doing that too, but there is a point where one needs to not merely kill weeds of limited size, but trees. Meter and a half tall toxichondendron specimine annihilated by triclopyr
BingoBoingo not always the most attentive gardener
asciilifeform: decimation: afaik all of those remain under the sea. and, by and large, still work (if one were to plug them in)
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asciilifeform: (the very first oceanic cable, famously, burned out)
decimation: yeah I used the cable and the cut through the reef to swim out into the bay
cazalla: i'm quite attentive.. only wish i had more land to grow.. need to add a green house, bees an an orchard, hopefully keel over and die in such a place one day
BingoBoingo likes to tell self he is saving attention for better place to garden
cazalla: first year getting fruit from my meyer lemon too which are nice
BingoBoingo: I'm too far north for citrus
cazalla: too cold? meyer's do ok here in melb considering the cold (although no snowy winter obv)
BingoBoingo: past couple years I surrendered the northwest quadrant of the yard to growing as native woodland, but... squirrels plant hickory in the worst places
decimation: asciilifeform: < "The polythene-insulated coaxial type cable is designed to provide the same number of telephone channels, namely, 36, as the first transatlantic telephone cables, the greater part of which were also produced by Submarine Cables Limited."
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BingoBoingo: cazalla: two winters ago stayed well below 0F for most of January and kept two feet of snow on the ground
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decimation: as I recall the outer jacket had been torn and the structural cables were visible
BingoBoingo: from different Zeus rages
asciilifeform: 'President Hoover signed a permit to lay cable in the territorial waters of the United States on June 17, 1930. The Cuban-American Telephone and Telegraph Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bell Telephone Company, accepted responsibility for the work under this permit and filed it with the State Department in Washington D.C. The Division Attorney applied for a War Department Permit on August 9, 1930. The application inc
asciilifeform: luded nautical charts and drawings showing the route to be followed in laying the cable. The War Department issued its permit Number 2845 on September 8, 1930. Thereafter, United States Customs advised that inspections of the cable tank buildings, additional permits and the payment of duties were required in addition to a warehouse bond for the importation and storage of surplus cable.'
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asciilifeform: usg-4, as we can see, was nearly in full bloom already.
decimation: asciilifeform: absolutely. the whole thing was merely embiggened by wwii
decimation: asciilifeform: and I agree with moldbug - it is long in the tooth
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asciilifeform: or even gprof
asciilifeform: or wtf, anything at all
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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu ^ ?
decimation: asciilifeform: interesting I've never used bbv, only mem profile
asciilifeform: many interesting gadgets, which, apparently, nobody uses.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform because everyone knows the way to make silicon is by the dozen
mircea_popescu: craftmansheep!
mircea_popescu: <decimation> "2. All police assets from Baltimore City and surrounding <<< the point of the king's police is to maintain the king's claims to sovereignity. it is not the police's job to protect you. you don't get to sue either the police generally or individual police officers for having failed to assist - even in places where you can sue ordinary citizens for same.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform> and of course ethernet over coax somehow never happened << how not ? it's how i got broadband for a decade. "catv"
decimation: mircea_popescu: re: police < yeah I buy that, but it's often the case that the democratic police like to confuse the voters into thinking that they work for them
mircea_popescu: heh. was example earlier in the log about how "police work for them". was re three strikes ballot in ca.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: how i got broadband for a decade << same
asciilifeform was poking phun at the imbecility of the camera thing
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform heh, so far nobody even compiles glibc. go away with your exotic temptations, fair lady.
asciilifeform: nobody - to a first approximation - wants to do fucking anything at all...
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the point of the king's police is to maintain the king's claims to sovereignity << this was no mystery of any kind to the folks who first witnessed this marvellous invention.
decimation: asciilifeform: in theory, ip cameras could work as well as dumb analog-over-coax, but in practice the firmware sucks
mircea_popescu: the problem is that the king has no further good claims on sovereignity, and as such must now surrender the police.
decimation: yarvin thought that urban police depts. would make good rulers
decimation: given how they have to deal with reality as-is
asciilifeform: why not beggars then ?
asciilifeform: or rats, from sewers.
mircea_popescu: "7. Over 200 businesses, including at least 13 pharmacies, and up to a third of liquor stores, have been wiped from the face of the earth, many of them minority businesses which are uninsured and will not recover. This places the drug gangs in a position to expand the illegal economy in areas where businesses will not return—as they did not return after the 1968 riots—which offsets losses of territory recently suff
mircea_popescu: ered at the hands of Johns Hopkins Hospital and University buying up drug territory."
decimation: how many beggars in the us couldn't have a warm bed and meals - if willin to submit to charity
mircea_popescu: this guy has a pretty decent understanding of how this shit works.
decimation: I've been to johns hopkins in baltimore, it's in hell-hole ghetto land
asciilifeform: surrounded, today, by (discreet) guard booths
mircea_popescu: but the police shows up.
mircea_popescu: exactly.
asciilifeform: mega-posh campus, incidentally
decimation: johns hopkins is actually the largest employer in maryland
asciilifeform: makes the lawns of d.c. capitol, etc. look shabby.
mircea_popescu: "10. All whites I have spoken to have noted that blacks they normally come into contact with have been behaving with increased—or not before present—hostility. This has been noted by the author as well, with hard eye-contact and aggressive posturing evidenced by most black males I now encounter, where before that was a minority expression of about a third of such men."
decimation: all the other industry is long-gone
asciilifeform: decimation: last i checked it was nsa
mircea_popescu: this gonna be a warm summer.
decimation: asciilifeform: yeah, could be
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decimation: < although I bet johns hopkins university + medical is pretty close
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mircea_popescu: << me looks and smiles. ah, youth...
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decimation: mircea_popescu: the problem this guy (the blog author) has is that if he is too public about his point of view, the king's police will make an example of him
mircea_popescu: someone invite him over.
asciilifeform: re: police irregularities: i'm still betting on the hypothesis that local police will be pissed on in propagandatron endlessly until finally entirely replaced (as planned) with centralized gendarmerie
asciilifeform: which will, naturally, follow 'federal equal opportunity employment' etc.
decimation: I'm not sure about such a coordinated plot, but it certainly is the case that urban police departments are independent power centers upon which usg frowns
mircea_popescu: yes, because you have this strange fetishistic attractor in your mental prognosticator.
decimation: we already have 'federal equal opportunity employment'
asciilifeform: and, the absolutely key soviet part, gendarme will be posted far from his home town
mircea_popescu: but no. baltimore/maryland is currently under an aliance of the underworld. they WILL drive out any and all statal enforcement, because that is what happens when the underworld decides to .
mircea_popescu: it's not accidental that my path to breaking 1984 was as i described it at the time.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Mega-posh campus + medical school seems to thrive on medicaid like kudzu, local entity of that flavor is "BJC healthcare"
mircea_popescu: and for that matter, baltimore may well be the hole the night crawls through.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: what does it mean to 'drive out statal enforcement' in a place that is run 100% on usg largesse ?
mircea_popescu: if detroit next copies them...
asciilifeform: and why was l.a. not the hole the night walks in through ?
decimation: "In the city, the entitlement pressure continues to ramp up, with the Whole Foods grocery store coming under fire for feeding national guardsmen that prevented their store from being looted. The ghettoites claim that the grocer should have been feeding the black students who lost their free school lunch on Tuesday, rather than the guardsmen who were protecting the grocer from these same juvenile delinquents. "
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform there is no such thing as "government largesse".
asciilifeform: l.a. had proper street war.
mircea_popescu: the government is that derpy kid in school. it doesn't give anything, the kids just take.
asciilifeform: (mega-recommend: watch the extant films from it. good quality shootouts, etc)
mircea_popescu: because la is too fragmented, apparently.
BingoBoingo: l.a. had the problem of firstness
decimation: mircea_popescu: but that approach fails when men with guns are willing to stand
mircea_popescu: also, perhaps.
mircea_popescu: decimation what men ?
decimation: there are few
mircea_popescu: why would you, or anyone stand for the usg ?!
decimation: that's the problem the men with guns have, isn't it
mircea_popescu: dea guys are just in it for the columbian whore parties / stolen goodies from evidence room.
mircea_popescu: it's not a problem, no.
decimation: 'the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy'
asciilifeform: <mircea_popescu> why would you, or anyone stand for the usg ?! << i can think of one reason - if alternative is surrender to orcs
asciilifeform: aka south africa
mircea_popescu: south africa HAS a government.
mircea_popescu: of usg's hand picking, no less.
mircea_popescu: so no, south africa is not a possible result.
decimation: yeah, government of & by the orcs
asciilifeform: usa will also have a government.
mircea_popescu: in the sense that sec will oversee mpex.
asciilifeform: or rather, pieces of usa
mircea_popescu: they can draw mpex on a piece of paper and oversee it till they fall over.
decimation: actually I think the mega-trend here is that the us is sorting itself out geographically
decimation: men who don't want to put up with baltimore's shit, stop
decimation: can move to portland or whereever
mircea_popescu: orly. lol.
decimation: sure, that's what gives the us its black and white checkerboard demographic map
mircea_popescu: men who don't like the earthquake in kyoto can go have the earthquake in osaka.
mircea_popescu: provided they move fast enough.
decimation: earthquakes are unpredictable
decimation: it's not like noone could have predicted racial freak-out in baltimore
asciilifeform: orc flare-ups are similarly unpredictable (other than, possibly, to instigators)
mircea_popescu: decimation why didn't you predict it then!
asciilifeform: in the general case, both - predictable. like the example of orlov's bridge falling into the river. (eventually the whole thing is underwater. but when?)
mircea_popescu: or for that matter, predict the next one, so you know where not to go o.O
decimation: well, I did leave the md/dc area
BingoBoingo: A contemporary USian problem is that for every DEA Carl Mark Force IV is a freelance Carl Mark Force IV who also robs Drug dealers bu while doing so is younger, darker, and more effective
decimation: not many orc flare-ups in dubuque iowa, or bismark nd
mircea_popescu: a, you did ?
BingoBoingo: decimation: Purely chance
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo one, or ten.
decimation: BingoBoingo: Town&Country also under threat?
BingoBoingo: ;;google shadynavy north county cowboys
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BingoBoingo: decimation: Not yet, Ferguson shit didn't even make it to clayton, but did annoy StL city proper
decimation: even in the wash dc area, people pay really good money to be physically separated from orcs
asciilifeform: they pay up to 100% of income, yes.
asciilifeform: it mostly works.
asciilifeform: in fact, the baltimore thing etc. is a kind of 'floor demo'
BingoBoingo: I'm just glad stl avoided its inevitable orc vs. high-orc flare up for some time
asciilifeform: 'here is why you were smart not to move to where house exactly like yours costs 1/7th what you paid'
decimation: even though rich jews live less than a few miles from the hell-hole, they might as well be a world away
BingoBoingo: And the Black vs. Bosnia conflict was silenced by the old bosnians
mircea_popescu: you know, this is so bizarre to me.
asciilifeform: this is one reason why the uprisings are permitted (hell, organized) by usg
decimation: (north baltimore is famously highly jewish)
mircea_popescu: my main complaint here in argentina is that well... there's no "orcs" as you call them, in sight.
mircea_popescu: i have no idea how you people can even live in a 100% pencilneck atmosphere.
asciilifeform: if not this, there'd be pinkertons, machine-gunning at foot level
mircea_popescu: doesn't it get depressing like the fucking sahara ?
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