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mircea_popescu: o look at that, actually an english word. cool.
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mircea_popescu: ;;ticker
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mircea_popescu: o hey.
punkman: guten tag
mircea_popescu: καλή μέρα
mircea_popescu: (amusingly enough, that says "inkwell" in romanian, phonetically)
punkman: mircea_popescu: o look at that, actually an english word. cool. << which?
mircea_popescu: idiosyncratic
punkman: that's a very greek word actually
mircea_popescu: originally, obviously.
mircea_popescu: but surprisingly enough, exists in english.
mircea_popescu: (yes, i confess, mp doesn't generally use natural language "as it is", but "as it should be", like any serious autist. it's wonder anything i say's comprehensible to any degree)
phillipsjk: After a little research, I found that twofish was one of the finalists in that competition. (Apparently the 64bit block size of blowfish it a little small for some applications like encrypting over 4GB) You are probing me now :)
cazalla: similar appeal as the dressed/undressed sets
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 03:55:35; mircea_popescu: and in other news,
mircea_popescu: phillipsjk yes, but that's both trivial to fix and in practice long fixed (twofish, threefish, etc). it is in point of fact a VERY promising cypher branch, mostly on the account of its extremely complex schedule
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mircea_popescu: cazalla i liked the fact that the only pictures in which she displays good posture, she's wearing "slave" or whatever you'd call it garb.
mircea_popescu: this is shocking but factual : rarely will you see women carrying themselves like actual people outside of dance school and the slave quarters.
cazalla: you're big on posture eh? mentioned numerous times now
mircea_popescu: yes, i'm big on posture.
cazalla: not that i enjoy a slouch, just not something i've considered before either
trinque: I tend to think how you hold yourself *is* how you feel about yourself, rather than how you convey it
trinque: fascinating observation re: the slave gear
mircea_popescu: put a woman naked on a horse, it'll tell you all you need to know about the "empowerment of feminism" and whatnot.
punkman: I got the impression she was looking at her belly with most outfits
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mircea_popescu: punkman completely driven crazy with the body image these days. i'm surprised there's even females left at all, sometimes. reasonable expectation last one died cca 2003 over a bulimia-anorexia crisis.
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cazalla: <<< i was being specific to women fwiw.. all australian men walk around with their chest out, shoulders back asking if ya wanna have a go, cunt?
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 04:14:52; trinque: I tend to think how you hold yourself *is* how you feel about yourself, rather than how you convey it
mircea_popescu: so what happens when two meet ?
punkman: chest-bump or fist-fight
cazalla: or a fist bump and they go their seperate ways
trinque: cazalla: yeah, specifically to the chick; she's in this garb that evokes a certain narrative, suddenly perked as though immediately at home in that context
trinque: but also hell, I like wearing a good suit (and I'm sure by better standards I've never worn one)
mircea_popescu: so come to ba, have one made.
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_modem
ascii_modem: << wat.
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 03:53:23; mircea_popescu: worst thing about the early 2000s was how ms seemed it was going to live forever through directx
ascii_modem: never lived, in my eyes
mircea_popescu: yes.
mircea_popescu: yeah, but you also don't play.
ascii_modem: who the fuk cares what microshit did or will do
mircea_popescu: people who like games.
ascii_modem: i like
mircea_popescu: did. at the time.
ascii_modem: dos!!
mircea_popescu: 2004 kinda late for dos.
ascii_modem: i played 'edna' (1996!) just now. in czech.
ascii_modem: dos.
ascii_modem: mega-adventur
mircea_popescu: i spent the decade playing homm2 and mm6/7. nevertheless... some people actually cared about everquest and wow and whatnot.
ascii_modem: pff.
mircea_popescu: look, you dun have to be a fan to admit it looked bleak in 2002.
ascii_modem: aha.
mircea_popescu: the only performance edge ms ever had in its entire history. ever. directx 6-7
mircea_popescu: blessfully they choked on it.
cazalla: my brother played a lot of homm2 (mind you, here is retarded so probably didn't play it well despite sinking so much time into it, never wanted to play it over LAN with me for some reason).. i prefrered EQ..
ascii_modem: in '95 too. for me, winblows was the beginning of the end, gamewise
cazalla: i liked that ghetto version of homm2 which came on the cd, forget the name of it
ascii_modem: the only edge microshit ever had anywhere was from collusion with hw vendors.
mircea_popescu: nevertheless.
ascii_modem: just as today.
mircea_popescu: at the time, as a game maker, it was "directx or go home"
mircea_popescu: today, i can make an opengl game and simply not care
mircea_popescu: this is foundational.
ben_vulpes: hate to interrupt, but ascii_modem did you ever post a hack for speedily dumping all blocks via a -dumpblock analog or am i misremembering?
mircea_popescu: it allows minigame to exist, at any rate.
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes wasn't that speedy but yes he did.
ben_vulpes: link plx? ascii_modem
ascii_modem: i wanted to explain that i don't evaluate softs in comparison with microshit. just as i don't evaluate meal by comparing with a tall glass of liquishit.
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ascii_modem: ben_vulpes: no, but trivial. go, write
ben_vulpes nods
ascii_modem: or nm
ascii_modem: i did
ben_vulpes: ?
ben_vulpes: didja now?
ascii_modem: in the ram plot article
ascii_modem: though i may have neglected to attach it. check.
ascii_modem: what didja have in mind ?
ben_vulpes: all of your mails coming through in .txt makes finding your utterances annoying, because i don't index attachments
ben_vulpes: it's fine tho i'll just buy a little more rsi :P
ascii_modem: read www like everyone else?
ben_vulpes: we broke email. notrly surprised.
ascii_modem: i attach so jurov's script stops raping
ben_vulpes: << this one?
assbot: ... ( )
ben_vulpes: surely not...
ascii_modem: it
ascii_modem: <<< so many lulz! recall 'serpent' and the Official Truth re: its rejection?
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 03:57:37; mircea_popescu: blowfish has successfully resisted analysis and was thoroughly abandoned. because aes "won a competition" ?
mircea_popescu: not right off.
ascii_modem: worth a read
ascii_modem: it was spiffier in just about every known way
ascii_modem: iirc
mircea_popescu: where was this discussed ?
ascii_modem: << holyfuk wat is this.
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 03:48:32; gabriel_laddel: I need interns
ascii_modem: serpent? in crc crypto encyclopaedia, and had citations. but largely, wank on sci.crypt
ben_vulpes: ascii_modem: forgive the idiocy, i don't see any scriptage around the `dumpblock'ing
ben_vulpes: just curious to know if you had done something clever to dump the blocks.
ascii_modem: ben_vulpes: it was a 4line bash
ascii_modem: deadly boring
phf: ben_vulpes: i started writing a patch that would let dumpblock accept cut's number range syntax, i.e. 1,7-100,200- but didn't think anyone would need it. i can pick it up again in a day or two, though i suspect you need it now?
ascii_modem: waiwut
ascii_modem: my cut?
ascii_modem: had no such thing
phf: ascii_modem: cut as in unix utility
ben_vulpes: cutblock wasn't you?
ascii_modem: cutblock was mine
ben_vulpes: o nm
ben_vulpes: phf: nifty
ascii_modem: but no built-in knobs
ascii_modem: unixphilosophy!
ben_vulpes: mhm
ascii_modem: feed output to your favourite whatevers.
BingoBoingo: ;;later tell shinohai Look what I found
assbot: remove unneeded patch · spesmilo/electrum-server@a431496 · GitHub ... ( )
gribble: The operation succeeded.
ascii_modem: << lol, see mp's 'psychology of bag...'
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 03:26:53; mircea_popescu: "At the time of posting this LTC is at $4.25, where as when I went to bed last night it was at $8.80. " << wasn't some twerp going on about how ltc has more volume than btc or some shit ?
decimation: unixphilosophy > "modular is better, can process any text stream" <> "modular is always worse than 'done at bedrock'"
ascii_modem: can anyone tell me what the point of litecoin is after scryptasic finally happened ??
decimation: it's an altcoin amoung altcoins
ascii_modem: decimation: there is no reason to reimplement bash loop, etc in something like blkcut
ascii_modem: its retarded
decimation: agreed, I was just making point about 'unixphilosophy'
ascii_modem: that is what 'unixphilosophy' meant to mean
decimation: !up ascii_modem
phf: ascii_modem: that's what kept me from continuing to work on that patch, but i still ended up hacking the code for bulk export, since O(n^3)
decimation: what would it look like to have 'modular bedrock'? feed output of 'cut' circuit to 'sort' circuit?
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ascii_modem: basic idea similar
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mircea_popescu: ascii_modem same as bitcoin, really. it's there.
ascii_modem: << this goes far, far deeper. from my own explorations: 1) there is NO rationale public for just about any aspect of blockcipher -ANY of them - design;
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 03:47:21; mircea_popescu: in any case : i don't like aes for purely political reasons. it became an apparent schelling point out of absolutely nowhere for no discernible reason. these situations always stink.
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ascii_modem: 2) just about 'anyone who's anyone' in that entire subdiscipline is a usg career
mircea_popescu: myeah.
mircea_popescu: that's a major point incidentally. we'll have to make our own crypto oscars, this usg situation is untenable
mircea_popescu: definitely higher concern than the ntp
ascii_modem: try example
ascii_modem: why feistel networks!!????
ascii_modem: no reason. 'because', 'shuddup'
ascii_modem: fuck'em with a horse.
mircea_popescu: they gotta pick something neh ?
ascii_modem: << is this even a thing ~other than~ for the ones perma-wedged at mental age 12 ??
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 04:17:05; mircea_popescu: punkman completely driven crazy with the body image these days. i'm surprised there's even females left at all, sometimes. reasonable expectation last one died cca 2003 over a bulimia-anorexia crisis.
mircea_popescu: yes.
mircea_popescu: i bet you your gf hates her thighs.
ascii_modem: not detectably
ascii_modem: hence observation above
decimation: < lulzy massive thread where purported employees of amazon (and 'the big 4') complain about how they are assraped by amazon/google/ms etc
assbot: Dear Amazon interns, some advice from an old man who has been at Amazon way too long. : Seattle ... ( )
gabriel_laddel: << Would an intern be more useful working for you or some node.js type?
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 04:38:27; ascii_modem: << holyfuk wat is this.
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mircea_popescu: "Now, the average employee stays at Amazon for LESS than two years, so when you do the math to compare offers from various companies go ahead and factor that in. The entire system is designed to bring you in, burn you out, and send you on your way with as little equity lost as possible."
mircea_popescu: heh.
mircea_popescu: as opposed to what. google ?
ascii_modem: lol re the 'bonus'
ascii_modem: thats gotta be a new low
ben_vulpes avoids
ben_vulpes: had enough of that flavor of chumpatronics, tyvm.
decimation: next it'll be 'we charge you for the electricity you used while here'
ascii_modem: why would anyone not mail it back immediately ?
decimation: It's a real problem for young people in the us though
ascii_modem: what is
decimation: where is a bright young engineer going to work?
ascii_modem: gullibility?
decimation: usg or 'big 4'
ascii_modem: its all usg
mircea_popescu: ascii_modem it is new if you're from 2005.
decimation: or academitarditron
ascii_modem: hotdog stand in podunk? usg, yes
decimation: farm? also usg
ascii_modem: both the money and the meat - countereconomic voodoo creations of usg
ascii_modem: in this example
ascii_modem: mircea_popescu: new to me
ascii_modem: but i'm not a pro entomologist
mircea_popescu: i am not aware of ANY stock option deal that is not a scam outside of mpex to date.
mircea_popescu: i mean that stringently and quite literally.
decimation: yeah, it's just depressing. I would note that the above 'big 4' are exactly what everyone in the us is banking on to save the entire system
ascii_modem: aha, the normal deal is straight classical 'jam tomorrow'
punkman: decimation: will be fun when they have to bailout google
ascii_modem: will be with usg ads!
ascii_modem: naturally
decimation: I suspect google already has some kind of sweetheart regulation somewhere
decimation: that could be counted as an asset
punkman: they all have
ascii_modem: #1 voluntary nsa dossier toilet
decimation: still, countereconomic as it might be, there's an opportunity here
mircea_popescu: decimation they didn't end up paying ten billion over the rico conspiracy thing they had with the wage fixing did they ?
ascii_modem: it is holy to the lizard throne.
decimation: surely at least some of the meat doesn't want to enter the chumpatron
mircea_popescu: that's only for when italian dudes run their own independent govt.
decimation: heh you mean the wage fixing
mircea_popescu: brave sir robert got some bank to pay for "helpying money laundering", right ?
mircea_popescu: price fixing is not in this bucket tho.
decimation: didn't the judge throw it out because it was rediculously low
decimation: < lol
assbot: End in sight for Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe wage-fixing lawsuit • The Register ... ( )
decimation: judge threw it out at $325 mil, they upped it to $450 mil
ascii_modem: if they dont fx prices - to borrow bushism - 'that sucker will go down'
scoopbot_revived: Ultima Online
decimation: er $415
mircea_popescu: i have nfi how it can cost them less than 10-20 billion
mircea_popescu: i mean gimme a break, even junk like sr was supposedly doing more damage than this.
mircea_popescu: what, google is now less of a thing than silk road ?
decimation: lol because the suing class consists entirely of people who willingly entered the aforementioned chumpatron
mircea_popescu: "willingly".
mircea_popescu: you know what, women willingly entered the workforce, what the fuck is with these "civil rights" lawsuits.
mircea_popescu: and iirc the woman with mcdonalds willingly bought coffee.
decimation: about 80% of usg depends on these kinds of 'willingly' gotchas
decimation: YOU AGREED
decimation: !up ascii_modem
ascii_modem: nah they 'willed' to enjoy warm fuzzies not the butugchag of reality
decimation: heh
ascii_modem: 'will' means something very peculiar to a muppet
ascii_modem: i'm not quite enough entomolgist to say precisely what.
decimation: ;;calc 415000000/65000
gribble: 6384.61538462
decimation: ^ split when given to the 65k employees
decimation: not counting the half for lawyers and admin
mircea_popescu: i guess as the flesh sears under the hot tongs, "high ranking" usg employees will scream how people "willingly paid taxes"
ascii_modem: ~0
decimation: and voting too!
mircea_popescu: decimation from any settlement under 2-3 bn, the actuasl employees get zilch.
ascii_modem: lol sop
decimation: this goes to ascii's (orlovs?) deer who kneels down in front of the hunter
ascii_modem: fact, they ~must~ fix wages, or die
ascii_modem: only brake on the realestate blackhole.
decimation: yeah if they doubled 'slave wage' in sillycon valley it would only double housing expenses
ascii_modem: triple
decimation: and then interns would be happy to live 10 per apartment mexican-style for the very small chance that they can get some google equity
ascii_modem: as now
mircea_popescu: well, let thjem come out and say that then
ascii_modem: 'spartan speaks with sword'
decimation: this is obviously countereconomic, what puzzles me is why hasn't someone exploited the opportunity?
ascii_modem: what opportunity
decimation: hire non-idiots who don't want to enter the chumpatron somewhere where feeding real estate isn't the entire economy
ascii_modem: where? doing what? paid with what? lol
mircea_popescu: da fuck is b,tmsr~ doing ?
ascii_modem: and realestate harvester kept out how?
mircea_popescu: by refusing geography.
mircea_popescu: and ESPECIALLY centralization by geography
mircea_popescu: "oh guise let's make a country" "stfu"
ascii_modem: mircea_popescu: it hired somebody ???!?
mircea_popescu: nope.
mircea_popescu: but it IS exploiting the opportunity.
ascii_modem: i dun see it
gabriel_laddel: decimation: what happened to that "new country on unclaimed land"
gabriel_laddel: ?
decimation: eh?
ascii_modem: gabriel_laddel: usg claims earth and all of known unviverse
gabriel_laddel: ^
gabriel_laddel: this is what I'm pointing out
ascii_modem: fuck i hate this machne
ascii_modem: tardablet
decimation: hehe
decimation: touchscreen keyboard?
ascii_modem: a
mircea_popescu: no fucking way ? you actually inputting text on a tablet ?!
ascii_modem: trying to
mircea_popescu: you know this is like asking god for MS
mircea_popescu: (multiple sclerosis)
ascii_modem: why not plague
mircea_popescu: because this is what stephen king got : a tablet.
mircea_popescu: uh. nm, the other one.
mircea_popescu: haw-king.
ascii_modem: i thought he had arsejoystick
decimation: poor ascii still yearns for his bed computer
mircea_popescu: << anything good ?
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 02:30:55; gernika: I attended a lisp meetup in SV today at which someone presented their altcoin which happened to be written in CL. This altcoin exists apparently because bitcoin too "too slow."
ascii_modem: i just need to memorize morse for 'shoot me now plz'
mircea_popescu: i wonder if google telepathy keyboard will work intermediately. secretary on her back with the things attacked, you stick your cock into her and write your next article.
mircea_popescu: mental moan dictation.
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ascii_modem: for mircea_popescu - dictation
ascii_modem: for us - 'last bullet plz'
ascii_modem: wonder if anyone sells morse-bluetooth-kbd
decimation would buy one
mircea_popescu: punkman << inkwell.
assbot: Filozoful Blogomirea, editie revazuta, adaugita si completata. on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
mircea_popescu: perhaps my best poem.
decimation: heh apparently usg paid its think tank to identify the top open source projects that 'need security investments'
assbot: cii-census/results.csv at master · linuxfoundation/cii-census · GitHub ... ( )
ascii_modem: l0l!!
decimation: top of the list: ftp, netcat, tcpd, whois, at
decimation expects nothing to come of this
punkman: decimation: so that's... everything?
decimation: yeah, pretty much - which is the honest answer
gabriel_laddel: "security investments"
gabriel_laddel: !s embrace and extinguish
assbot: :
decimation: The Linux Foundation (LF) Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is trying to identify OSS projects that need special focus/help for security so that it can best identify OSS projects needing investment.
decimation: "Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security Homeland Open Security Technology (DHS HOST) program’s goal is to “help facilitate the continued adoption of open technology solutions (including OSS) improve system security....” They have asked the Institute for Defense Analyses to identify and collect metrics to help identify OSS projects that may especially need investment for security."
mircea_popescu: dhs host ahaha
mircea_popescu: somebody likes sigourney weaver
ascii_modem: meta. collector for candidates for gavinization academy.
ascii_modem: 'you wanna eat off project? we knew! great, innit? just one little thing we want in return...'
decimation: ascii_modem: that's giving too much credit
punkman: they must be pleased with systemd results
decimation: usg's classic move is to pay $mil to contractor to tell it how it sucks, and then do nothing with the results
ascii_modem: nah thats favouriteson sop
ascii_modem: this - different
ascii_modem: this - probably our best picture of operation of the gavinfactories.
ascii_modem: they gotta come from somewhere.
ascii_modem: 'i wanna eat'
decimation: I would note that it seems this is in coordiation with the "linux foundation"
decimation: so it would indirectly funded by usg at best
ascii_modem: 'hereyago'
mircea_popescu: <punkman> they must be pleased with systemd results << they are. and mostly on the grounds that they're measuring badly.
decimation: but by their favorite sons, sure
mircea_popescu: systemd was an utter disaster for 'em.
punkman: how's that?
mircea_popescu: exactly how "war on terror" was a disaster for them. "oh we conquered iraq". "you won't be able to hold it"
mircea_popescu: wrong metrics.
decimation: "The “libapache2-mod-gnutls” package is especially concerning; this is a key glue mechanism between Apache and GnuTLS, but it seems to be minimally maintained. The others are libraries for processing various formats (images, compression, and XML) that are the basis for many other functions that do not seem to be well maintained. "
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_modem
ascii_modem: usg hasnt given a fuk re conquest in the normal sense of the word since war with spain.
mircea_popescu: gnutls was marked for death along with everythning else i nthe pki scabies pile
mircea_popescu: ascii_modem understand that it doesn't matter what the loser of a contest cares about.
mircea_popescu: this is always the loser's excuse, of course.
decimation: "we were intending to bring peace and freedom, not exploit the colony's resources"
ascii_modem: where is the losing? plebes lost, sure (when did they not?) - lizards - won
mircea_popescu: this exploiting that costs one more than his wife...
mircea_popescu: ascii_modem only in your alt-world where meta-win is a win and meta-nsa a thing.
ascii_modem: lockheed et all are drowning in win
punkman: what would be not-meta win for systemd?
mircea_popescu: punkman if nothing else, i have a very convenient rally point.
mircea_popescu: this is not repaid by having five billion more schmucks use ubunwindows.
ascii_modem: vaterland s33k000rity 'industry' is choking on money
mircea_popescu: no, it's not.
mircea_popescu: it's choking on money like gawker and reddit are.
assbot: ... ( )
ascii_modem: entirely different hallucination, much stronger lsd in use
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ascii_modem: i dont see the gawker similarity at all
mircea_popescu: ahaha
ascii_modem: aside from the overall scamitude
mircea_popescu: not a debate that can be resolved at any rate.
mircea_popescu: but, without committing to being in any sense persuaded, or anything, consider the following :
mircea_popescu: by the time i can actually point to something, that side's lost.
ascii_modem: lets say this. gawker pays for hippie house , 5 bois per room
mircea_popescu: by the time we have "politically correct" as a concept, us liberalism is dead.
ascii_modem: lockheed - 1
mircea_popescu: by the time "systemd" is a word, usg-as-nsa is no longer.
mircea_popescu: does this make any sense to you ?
ascii_modem: only in wizard universe where names kill things
mircea_popescu: it is not that the name killed things
mircea_popescu: it is that by the time the mistakes got a name, the mistakes are by now too numerous to allow victory anymore.
mircea_popescu: that's the problem here - to make a name you need a concept, and the concept's only circumscribed enough when there's enough errors on the table.
mircea_popescu: and that enough is always > the enough for losing.
ascii_modem: i get that the reich is not 1000year, aha
mircea_popescu: well, i have not the instrumentation to make this point rigurouslyt
ascii_modem: but i'm still crunchng. crunching under nazi boot
mircea_popescu: we don't know each other long enough. but eventually.
mircea_popescu: yeah, but you enjoy it.
ascii_modem: no?
mircea_popescu: the whores i've known in my lyf taught me to not take a man's own word on that score.
ascii_modem: would really rather perelman.
punkman: perelman but like gentleman?
ascii_modem: aha!
ascii_modem: taleb.
ascii_modem: mthreat.
ascii_modem: et al
mircea_popescu: ha! i think he'll be flattered to hear that.
ascii_modem: five walls and radioactive dragons guarding each, between one's arse & economic reality
mircea_popescu: u kno there's no such thing rite
ascii_modem: and wage labour being in same mental category as ebola
ascii_modem: as in, yes, theoretically, could touch you...
mircea_popescu: the dragons are made of economic reality :)
mircea_popescu: said the daymio to the assassin : why would i want protection from contact with assassins ? you're giving exceptional blowjobs!
ascii_modem: << notice, i didnt say 'infinite'! said - 5!
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 06:10:36; mircea_popescu: u kno there's no such thing rite
ascii_modem: 5 is doable!
ascii_modem: plus they got doors.
ascii_modem: but you walk out when ~you~ want
ascii_modem: reality uninvited - can pound sand.
mircea_popescu: this sounds like a great title for something.
mircea_popescu: "Reality uninvited"
ascii_modem: death?
ascii_modem: see, a taleb only dies once
ascii_modem: wage labourer? daily.
ascii_modem: hell, hourly
ascii_modem: every time i burn to work on one of 'tmsr' items but nope, because slave
mircea_popescu: ;;google "suferinta-i ziditoare"
gribble: Geneza 4 Romanian: Cornilescu - Bible Hub: <>; Un cub negru | Simple ganduri ale unei fiinte absurde.: <>; George Mocanu | „Diseară vântul va lustrui stelele din nou…”: <>
ascii_modem: ??
mircea_popescu: how you say this in russian ? ziditor, literally, building, but it's only used in that form in a churchly context, "building into christ"
ascii_modem: no exact transl
mircea_popescu: ah must be
mircea_popescu: im positive romanian sniped it off slavonic
mircea_popescu: and speaking of dragons,
assbot: ... ( )
ascii_modem: зодчий
mircea_popescu: страдание поучительно.
ascii_modem: anyway everything i spoke of zips up under 'sleep ad libitum'
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 169000 @ 0.00054252 = 91.6859 BTC [+] {3}
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_modem
ascii_modem: mircea_popescu: to a point. what does pirannha bath teach?
mircea_popescu: how would i know that.
ascii_modem: and, wanna learn? why not?
mircea_popescu: don't you need to bleed first ?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 42128 @ 0.00054446 = 22.937 BTC [+]
ascii_modem: papercut suffice
mircea_popescu: but i don't have a papercut.
ascii_modem: point was, the famous theorem, has a corollary:
ascii_modem: 'that which kills you, does not make you stronger.'
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 58802 @ 0.00053536 = 31.4802 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: worked for malcom x.
mircea_popescu: but forget obscure commie activists.
mircea_popescu: what's the name of that black schmuck ? i forget.
ascii_modem: haven't seen him strengthng around lately
mircea_popescu: the one that'd never have amounted to a hill of beans until some cop shot him ?
ascii_modem: 'martyrdom is singularly unprofitable for the martyr' (tm) (r) (uncle al)
mircea_popescu: is it ?
mircea_popescu: is perelmanism singularly unprofitable for the perelman ?
ascii_modem: nah
mircea_popescu: all this suicide "indicting" has a single source : "you owe us"
ascii_modem: just that being a live hero beats the other kind
mircea_popescu: objectively or iye ?
ascii_modem: screw 'indicting', i'm just not quite ripe to be buried yet
mircea_popescu: well... others are.
ascii_modem: '... in the next attack, i promise to burn up!' (tm) (r)
ascii_modem: ( )
assbot: ... ( )
mircea_popescu: "Tokyo police are investigating whether a man who cooked his own severed genitals and served them to five paying diners committed a crime, the force said Tuesday."
ascii_modem: ^ not first!!
mircea_popescu: Diners each paid 20,000 yen ($250) for a portion.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 174200 @ 0.00053379 = 92.9862 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8800 @ 0.00054593 = 4.8042 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: << random fun with nss.
assbot: ssl - PHP Curl (with NSS) is probably using SSLv3 insted of TLS when connecting to https - Stack Overflow ... ( )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18150 @ 0.00054593 = 9.9086 BTC [+]
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 93000 @ 0.00054614 = 50.791 BTC [+] {2}
scoopbot_revived: On Walmart.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 103250 @ 0.00053358 = 55.0921 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 126450 @ 0.00053137 = 67.1917 BTC [-] {3}
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 58998 @ 0.00054716 = 32.2813 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 58452 @ 0.00055169 = 32.2474 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 134000 @ 0.00055312 = 74.1181 BTC [+] {4}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 88750 @ 0.0005542 = 49.1853 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 151796 @ 0.00055435 = 84.1481 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 152193 @ 0.00055436 = 84.3697 BTC [+]
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 159300 @ 0.00052834 = 84.1646 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 97000 @ 0.00052427 = 50.8542 BTC [-]
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 119761 @ 0.00051181 = 61.2949 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 29639 @ 0.00051108 = 15.1479 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 139200 @ 0.00050944 = 70.914 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 50000 @ 0.00051296 = 25.648 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27731 @ 0.00051296 = 14.2249 BTC [+]
kakobrekla: < turns out you know the guy
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 03:26:53; mircea_popescu: "At the time of posting this LTC is at $4.25, where as when I went to bed last night it was at $8.80. " << wasn't some twerp going on about how ltc has more volume than btc or some shit ?
shinohai: yes erik voorhees wants artificiall price inflation on ltc and other shitty alts to keeps his shapeshift scam afloat
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 145400 @ 0.00051442 = 74.7967 BTC [+] {4}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 176600 @ 0.00050804 = 89.7199 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 89778 @ 0.00050391 = 45.24 BTC [-] {4}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 269920 @ 0.00050108 = 135.2515 BTC [-] {4}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 29602 @ 0.00049732 = 14.7217 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 91260 @ 0.00052873 = 48.2519 BTC [+] {2}
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 111500 @ 0.00049953 = 55.6976 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 45005 @ 0.00051582 = 23.2145 BTC [+]
gernika: ;;later tell mircea_popescu << No nothing good. It was a centralized blockchain with reversible transactions using a custom implementation of ECC.
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 05:37:43; mircea_popescu: << anything good ?
gribble: The operation succeeded.
punkman: gernika: why even have a blockchain in that thing
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 81806 @ 0.00051233 = 41.9117 BTC [-]
gernika: punkman: So you can verify that lizardhitler approves your transaction? idk...
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.MINE] 16 @ 0.15849999 = 2.536 BTC [+] {4}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 104500 @ 0.00050798 = 53.0839 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 133545 @ 0.00051996 = 69.4381 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7705 @ 0.0005274 = 4.0636 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 118881 @ 0.00052639 = 62.5778 BTC [-] {2}
punkman: El Chapo "slipped out of the prison through a rectangular passage in the shower area of his cell that led to a nearly mile-long tunnel running underneath the prison"
punkman: "Soldiers occupied Mexico City’s international airport, flights were temporarily suspended at the nearby Toluca airport, near where the prison is located, and roadblocks were set up at numerous spots"
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 83100 @ 0.0005292 = 43.9765 BTC [+] {4}
punkman: ...and derps at Brussels still can't make a decision, council meeting canceled.
punkman: I couldn't find any mushrooms at the market yesterday!
thestringpuller: qntra down?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 207700 @ 0.00051946 = 107.8918 BTC [-] {2}
thestringpuller: ;;isup
gribble: is down
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 62555 @ 0.00053573 = 33.5126 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 41500 @ 0.00051197 = 21.2468 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 89400 @ 0.00052007 = 46.4943 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 96254 @ 0.00053299 = 51.3024 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5166 @ 0.00053922 = 2.7856 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 48400 @ 0.00051197 = 24.7793 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: gernika jesus wtf is wrong with people.
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_modem
mircea_popescu: !up twixisowned
mod6: !up ascii_modem
ascii_modem: ty mod6
mod6: np
ascii_modem: mod6 et at: i've a hypothesis: if we had parallel sig verification, miners would have a strong game-theoretic immediate incentive to seek out & use therealbitcoin nodes
ascii_modem: faster verif. >> less chance of orphanchaining
mircea_popescu: im not sure how this works ?
ascii_modem: have some icecream, think about this
mircea_popescu: i'm a miner, i can think. i run my own nodes, i run my own pool, i couldn't care less about you.
ascii_modem: the funny part is that only the coming of the mega-txspam could have brought this possibility about
mircea_popescu: i'm a miner, i can't think. i run some random derp pool, i couldn't care less about you.
mircea_popescu: which ?
ascii_modem: own nodes aha. but gotta know you're on longest chain
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10857 @ 0.00050443 = 5.4766 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: apparently you don't lol
ascii_modem: hence tuned into blks coming out of other miners
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 71343 @ 0.00050105 = 35.7464 BTC [-]
ascii_modem: miner working on chain that's been orphaned is pissing in the wind
mod6: ascii_modem: qq about stator build script: I was taking a closer look at this and it seems that your version removes 'no-shared' from the openssl configuration parameters and replaces it with 'threads'. Any main reason here? I thought we needed 'no-shared'? Just curious since your script seems to work well.
ascii_modem: to know precisely when to stop, he listens to incoming blks
ascii_modem: mod6: no idea, i didn't even remember what was in your original
punkman: 0.5.3 getwork is not compatible with anything they use
ascii_modem: punkman: ?
punkman: will be hard to use 0.5.3 for mining at this point
ascii_modem: why?
punkman: because we don't have getblocktemplate
ascii_modem: so?
ascii_modem: workfnction has not changed!
mircea_popescu: so, again : if they can think they don't need you. if they can't think, they wouldn't even know you exist.
mircea_popescu: game theopretically, bitcoind is irrelevant for mining.
mircea_popescu: but do not despair : the same situation was in place back when the power rangers maintained it.
ascii_modem: so the few miners who use parallel ver ~waste fewer cycles on orphan chain~ and wipe the floor with the rest
mircea_popescu: are you like deliberately not reading ?
ascii_modem: expand the 'cant think'
mircea_popescu: you know, spend three hours mining a spv verified chain because they just don't give a fuck.
mircea_popescu: dumb enough to point THEIR hash at antminer or w/e
ascii_modem: and now the 'can think'
lobbesbot: New post: Phuctored RSA Modulus, GCD=3 (Joe Schmuckley; ) <>
assbot: ... ( )
mircea_popescu: wrote own software, been doing parallel sigcheck since 2013.
punkman: schmuckley!
mod6: hah Joe Schmuckley
mircea_popescu: ahaha great name
ascii_modem: do we have any detectable sign of 'can think' existing in the wild ?
punkman: yes
mircea_popescu: depends what we means.
ascii_modem: and i'll point out that if these people aren't talking ~directly~ to each other, they would still be verifying at speed of slowest link
mircea_popescu: why wouldn't they be talking directly.
mircea_popescu: even the schmucks figured that one out apparently.
ascii_modem: 'we' being something i could read
mircea_popescu: ascii_modem yeah, it's on the shelf right next to the secret cypher suites, have at.
ascii_modem: l0lz
mircea_popescu: understand : unlike most usecases for software, bitcoin mining presents exactly zero incentive to share code.
ascii_modem: aha
mircea_popescu: you DO NOT benefit from more people using your software.
mircea_popescu: this isn't wordpress, or red hat, where you hope to make money downstream out of basically, advertising.
mircea_popescu: there's a revenue model in place, and traditional software paradigms plainly do not matter.
ascii_modem: aha it's nuke war
ascii_modem: i would personally be surprised to learn that anyone bothered to implement multicpu ver prior to 950+kb blocks
mircea_popescu: what the current outsider schmucks (on #bitcoin-dev and etc) hope to achieve with their time is, release enough code that nobody* uses to give the impression they know their shit, so they can one day maybe join the actual miners as a junior analyst, and until then survive on conference rubber chicken.
ascii_modem: but sure, why not
mircea_popescu: it's a shitty game plan, but then again there's women aspiring to be singers, so.
mircea_popescu: iirc the first > 500kb block was a year ago
ascii_modem: sure
ascii_modem: but it being sop - pretty new?
ascii_modem: needs spam
mircea_popescu: sop is meaningless for the aforementioned reasons
mircea_popescu: this isn't a field where such a thing as sop may be a defined symbol.
ascii_modem: just that without heavy blocks, multicpu makes no appreciable difference
mircea_popescu: on olne hand, you'd be surprised what is appreciable for mining
mircea_popescu: a quarter second is actually money
ascii_modem: then yes
mircea_popescu: on the other hand, some people do code defensively. rare but exists
ascii_modem: if mircea_popescu tells us that this exists alive somewhere, i'm inclined to at least consider it
mircea_popescu: << turns out.
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 11:30:39; kakobrekla: < turns out you know the guy
mircea_popescu: ascii_modem the gist of what i'm saying is that while foundation publishing the best code possible is a very useful and very worthy thing, you do not have game theoretic reasons to expect the things you were claiming to ewxpect
mircea_popescu: chiefly because that game doesn't exist, in a number of wayus.
ascii_modem: but will point out that we could easily have uptake among the not-quite-13373st but not the most ludicrously idiotic minerz
ascii_modem: with a public multicpu apparatus
mircea_popescu: this middle may perhaps exist, sure. sadly it's hard to observe
mircea_popescu: which is a very concerning thing, as it happens
ascii_modem: this'd be a spiffy litmus for it
ascii_modem: exists or not?!
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 144076 @ 0.00050498 = 72.7555 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: the broader problem is that the way mining works is very much discouraging middle, which is a serious problem, as death of the middle class always precedes centralization.
ascii_modem: would soon learn
mircea_popescu: the way this works is : if you're any good as a miner, you're going to have your own infrastructure. you might keep the pool closed,
mircea_popescu: but it also costs you nothing to keep it open
mircea_popescu: and so, once it's open, people that aren't every bit as good as you no longer have any incentive to continue
mircea_popescu: instead, they point at you.
mircea_popescu: this is how the current "45% of network is dumb as rocks" thing has appeared
mircea_popescu: it was slowly nursed over half a decade by the above unfortunate centralizing force.
mircea_popescu: not that this problem wasn't broadly predicted and discussed 2010-2011. the solution, predictably, from white young adult us schmucks, was "honor!1!"
mircea_popescu: it failed, predictably.
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_modem
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: so you see a way to reinvigorate the middle ?
mircea_popescu: no.
ascii_modem: i've been thinking of the mechanics of miner war
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 42824 @ 0.00050498 = 21.6253 BTC [+]
ascii_modem: none of it points anywhere but moar centralized mines
pete_dushenski: next to hydroelectric dams
mircea_popescu: there fundamentally can not be a way to organize mining that's not centralizing, BECAUSE mining is going to have to follow the same rules, as that's what it does for bitcoin : checks them.
ascii_modem: mno
ascii_modem: plastique is cheap
ascii_modem: dams - fragile
pete_dushenski: ascii_modem: 'plastique' makes me think of explosives, but that can't be what you mean ?
ascii_modem: what else
ascii_modem: what, you think they won't ?
pete_dushenski: aha got it now.
mircea_popescu: it may very well turn out that bitcoin is a case of wishful thinking, entirely being powered by the illusion that we've managed to "get free energy" for as long as this illusion that "miners can be centrally verifying in a decentralizewd manner" lasts.
mircea_popescu: just like, you know, "coal burns in the furnace, yet coal in the mine will never run out" or whatever
ascii_modem: slavecoin then.
mircea_popescu: goes right into the discussion re monetary incentives a week or two ago.
mircea_popescu: ascii_modem again with the "Honor!!11" ?
mircea_popescu: what is with you people!
ascii_modem: honor?
mircea_popescu: yes. what else is slave coin ?
ascii_modem: just a different workfunct
mircea_popescu: slavecoin is honorcoin,
mircea_popescu: no two ways about it
ascii_modem: i dun see it
mircea_popescu: why are the slaves mining ?
ascii_modem: because fed to ants if they slack?
mircea_popescu: so honor.
pete_dushenski: survival = honour ?
ascii_modem: can automate the punishment a la cokemachine
pete_dushenski: what is this, greece ?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 157529 @ 0.00051909 = 81.7717 BTC [+] {3}
mircea_popescu: even if you do. the ants are adversity. what's the definition of honorable if not "perseverent in the face of adversity" ?
punkman: !s slavecoin
assbot: :
mircea_popescu: and since an image's worth a thousand moans,
assbot: ... ( )
ascii_modem: is mircea_popescu posting from some planet inhabited by beings who die rather than slaving, en.masse?
ascii_modem: can't say i ever visited there
mircea_popescu: why do you think this matters ?
mircea_popescu: objectively, what difference can you see between the slave that mines slavecoin because otherwise the ants and the holy paladin that doesn't ravish the maid because... "he couldn't live with himself" otherwise ?
mircea_popescu: no difference. it's all "for honor".
mircea_popescu: they learned it the same way, too : by having it beaten into them as children.
ascii_modem: well as i understood, you contend that the ant death is 'promise, not protocol'. when i suggest that it can be protocol, answered 'they will take the ants' - no ?
mircea_popescu: no.
mircea_popescu: i answered that in not taking the ants, they're doing exactly what people proposed miners do in 2010 : "well it's centralizing but they should honorably resist"
mircea_popescu: sure. they'll honorably resist
mircea_popescu: until the body gives way.
mircea_popescu: which is an economic process.
mircea_popescu: i suppose i'm not putting enough explicit into this which i know from experience but perhaps alone. there is this thing that happens to a slave, when she's naked
ascii_modem: i'm posting from planet where maxint folks lived and died slaving with considerably less pushing than 'or ants!'
mircea_popescu: and i mean, mentally naked, not without clothes, but without any ideology
mircea_popescu: she can still fail.
mircea_popescu: not because lazy, not because princess in her own head, but simply because there's an end to things. at which point she gets the ants.
ascii_modem: ah - that!
mircea_popescu: but up until that point... the whole charade had been powered by her trying to deny this. which is substantially what honor is.
ascii_modem: so next one picks up the hashng
ascii_modem: when n-1th is antfood
mircea_popescu: turning a broken system into an extensive broken system does not fix the system.
mircea_popescu: what are you, stalin ?
mircea_popescu: "i'm making a loss on every sale but hope to make it up on volume" ?
ascii_modem: he did though
mircea_popescu: notrly.
mircea_popescu: even hruschev laughed at him.
mircea_popescu: imagine that. hruschev! O!
ascii_modem: except that two continents still largely run on what he built 'at a loss'
mircea_popescu: so ?
mircea_popescu: "oh, this shit's pretty stupid" "dude, ITS HUGE!!"
mircea_popescu: what are you, from redmond ?
ascii_modem: h's laughter was the laugh of hyena eating the dead lion
mircea_popescu: perhaps.
mircea_popescu: imo that'd be more like beria, but anyway
ascii_modem: the lot of'em
mircea_popescu: like... you ?
mircea_popescu: or just them, the lot of them, up to an unspecified and unspecifiable border
ascii_modem: i'm a flea on a rat who ate hyena who....
ascii_modem: how else.
pete_dushenski: ....father bought for two tzutzim
ascii_modem: ^
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: i dunno, i dun feel cosubstantial with the idiots of the past.
mircea_popescu: maybe another case of wishful thinking.
ascii_modem: i wish i did not
ascii_modem: but reality gets in the way
mircea_popescu: (this term, which probably does not exist in english, should probably be very much akin the xtian practice of eating crackers)
ascii_modem: i've never lived in anything but the ribcages of long-dead dragons.
pete_dushenski idem
mircea_popescu: this is fascinating. perhaps the only advantage of being romanian, but also perhaps the only advantage that could truly be called an advantage
mircea_popescu: you get to be the first dragon, for lack of notable historical anything.
pete_dushenski: but what of 'transylvania mops the floor with rest of country' ?
pete_dushenski: what is that if not history ?
mircea_popescu: so the anteaters won the battle with the lemurs ?
mircea_popescu: yay. you kidding me, these shits stand two feet tall
pete_dushenski: mebbe.
mircea_popescu: there were like.... maaaybe two notable romanians. one was german
mircea_popescu: the other was greek.
pete_dushenski: but that shit was still the mold for the dragon.
pete_dushenski: or at least his fertilizer
mircea_popescu: color me skeptical.
pete_dushenski: so you're to be the first notable romanian in history then ?
pete_dushenski: 'romanian' romanina
pete_dushenski: *romanian
mircea_popescu: i dunno that i'm all that romanian, tbh.
ascii_modem: l0l
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: than how do you have 'advantage' ?
ascii_modem: where then
mircea_popescu: how did that quote go, "In confronting that which they feared, he had become something else in their eyes...and no longer their champion."
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski there's an equivocation at work tho.
pete_dushenski: !up ascii_modem
ascii_modem: what next, vlad t. also not romanian !?
pete_dushenski: thus is the fluidity of nationality as a concept
pete_dushenski: it's there when you need it and tucked away when you don't
mircea_popescu: ascii_modem pretty certain he was a basarabi
mircea_popescu: which is an ancient pecenegian clan. about as romanian as it gets.
ascii_modem: aha
mircea_popescu: (pecenegs are a turkic people, migrated in the 500s)
mircea_popescu: anyway, what i meant was merely that i don't generally seem very romanian to romanians themselves
mircea_popescu: chiefly on the grounds of not subscribing to various idiocies that there as anywhere constitute the spirit of propriety.
pete_dushenski: that adverse response by 'the locals' is almost the entrance exam for la serenissima
mircea_popescu: best anecdote to illustrate this being, of course, that i had a (us born) woman over, many years ago, and she made some local friends (clueless kids all excioted about this english speaking american woman that knows computers and with nary an idea about the world around them)
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 26650 @ 0.00050932 = 13.5734 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: so then when i wanted to meet them she arranged a meeting and they were liek "oh, he's definitely not romanian"
pete_dushenski: if you're 'one of the gang' you're not using your noodle well enough
mircea_popescu: meanwhile, i actually owned the town and their sorry asses to boot. but hey.
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski you gotta appreciate, at least at the time, being romanian was, to romanians, mostly a derogation.
mircea_popescu: ie, the first step to establish if some item sucked was, "is it romanian made ?" for if it were...
ascii_modem: orcish sop
pete_dushenski: yes, i recall the 'working for foreign company' prestige
ascii_modem: same in ru (of the period)
pete_dushenski: strangely in usa right now, 'made in america' is mark of pride.
ascii_modem: aha
pete_dushenski: basically because corn doesn't have country of manufacture stamp
ascii_modem: at least if not car
pete_dushenski: so finished goods are rarity
mircea_popescu: yeah, as in all dead empires. caragiale notes the case of the 1900s hungarian who declares that he'd rather eat soap wrapped in the hungarian flag than cheese in plain white paper.
ascii_modem: mno
pete_dushenski: the cars are basically corn at this point. see 'bioplastics'
mircea_popescu: incidentally, anyone know the fascinating story of one guadalupe leija serrano ?
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mircea_popescu: this was a woman, married, with children. to a drug cartel boss. whose enemies sent a slick kid to seduce her, which the kid did. and he convinced her to withdraw millions of $ from her husband's secret stashes in the us
mircea_popescu: after which, beheaded her, and sent him the head.
mircea_popescu: how is such a great story not in hollywood i wish to know.
mircea_popescu: first mexican beheading, a woman. not empowering enough for the derpstablishment ?
pete_dushenski: more like bollywood material
ascii_modem: made in usa at this time (if not car) means that labour was ruinously expensive - and so there was no sense in saving five cents to make all the parts 'zamac'
pete_dushenski: speaking of which : "Mexico's most notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman broke out of a high security prison on Saturday night for the second time, escaping in a tunnel built right under his cell"
mircea_popescu: !up bosma
mircea_popescu: yeah punkman put it in earlier
pete_dushenski: my bad.
punkman: pete_dushenski: and the US officials are angry
assbot: U.S. officials angry over Chapo escape in Mexico - ... ( )
ascii_modem: neato
punkman: oh noes he will rape us harder now
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: and 'first' mexican beheading ? what of aztecs playing soccer with heads of enemies ?
mircea_popescu: who asked them anything ?
ascii_modem: wake me up when he puts put cigars in ashtray made from usitler's skull
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski well, modernly.
mircea_popescu: ascii_modem you sleep too much.
ascii_modem: not enough
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: well aren't we just the largest, bestest bitcoin company evar ;)
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: hey, "aztec" !==== "mexican" k ?
pete_dushenski: mayan ? i always confuse them lol
pete_dushenski: p.s. where's qntra ? i have a bullet in the chamber
punkman: qntra and search down here
ascii_modem: perhaps the people-who-dont-matter things-that-make-no-difference-d them?
punkman: heh
ascii_modem: back to the mexican fella - in a very important sense he is more dependent on usg staying in business than a u.s. post office director
ascii_modem: no 'war on drugz' - no sinaloa
ascii_modem: unless can retool for slave trade
pete_dushenski: and vice versa. co-dependent relationship between 'war' and sinoloa
pete_dushenski: this was also lafond's point in the walmart piece.
pete_dushenski: that communities must be destroyed and middle class businesses bankrupted in order to fuel fight against nouns
punkman: ascii_modem: unless can retool for slave trade << you think they won't find new business?
pete_dushenski: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitfinex BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 308.26, Best ask: 308.27, Bid-ask spread: 0.01000, Last trade: 308.27, 24 hour volume: 59155.72683874, 24 hour low: 291.81, 24 hour high: 316.23, 24 hour vwap: None
pete_dushenski: << derps still derpin', giving "the community" more options that no one will use, least of all the miners.
assbot: Bitcoin Core version 0.11.0 released ... ( )
pete_dushenski: highlight : "Block pruning allows Bitcoin Core to delete the raw block and undo data once it’s been validated and used to build the databases. "
pete_dushenski: "The minimum was chosen so that Bitcoin Core will be able to maintain at least 288 blocks on disk (two days worth of blocks at 10 minutes per block). In rare instances it is possible that the amount of space used will exceed the pruning target in order to keep the required last 288 blocks on disk." << RARE !
punkman: I'm working on some bitcoind debug improvements, I'm losing count of all the different printing functions
pete_dushenski: "Block pruning works during initial sync in the same way as during steady state, by deleting block files “as you go” whenever disk space is allocated. Thus, if the user specifies 550MB, once that level is reached the program will begin deleting the oldest block and undo files, while continuing to download the blockchain."
pete_dushenski: ^some funky shit, this.
punkman: paving the way for bigger blocks?
pete_dushenski: the 'dev' aren't paving their way towards anything.
pete_dushenski: every road they've built thus far has resulted in them chasing the roadrunner well after they'd already passed the edge of the cliff
punkman: sure
pete_dushenski: once in a while they realize that there's no ground under their feet.
pete_dushenski: and they apologize and 'fix' and blah blah
pete_dushenski: much to the delight of redditards
pete_dushenski: and much to our continued bemusement
pete_dushenski: and then they come back with another 'acme' product with which to catch that elusive little bird.
pete_dushenski: gavin and hearn are really cartoon characters
pete_dushenski: not even 'come to life', just plain ol' fashioned cartoon characters
pete_dushenski: << bwahah trading smokes and buttlove for btc now !
pete_dushenski: << make money in your sleep !
assbot: - Daily Bitcoin News ... ( )
pete_dushenski: " How to help spread Bitcoin awareness while earning money at the same time."
pete_dushenski: basically, arbitrage starbucks gift card deals
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pete_dushenski: !up ani
pete_dushenski: !up anig
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2824 @ 0.00052027 = 1.4692 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 21133 @ 0.00052027 = 10.9949 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 153050 @ 0.00053598 = 82.0317 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: yishan comments on What's the best "long con" you ever pulled? ... ( )
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ben_vulpes is sitting at the glider port
ben_vulpes: $bizpartner is going to shoop us around in a fiberglass meattube
BingoBoingo: nice
BingoBoingo: Watch out for drones
jurov: and geese
BingoBoingo: ;;isup
gribble: is down
BingoBoingo: ^ :(
decimation: ben_vulpes: sounds like fun, good luck
phf: i just did tandem paragliding at la jolla couple days ago, lots of fun
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27935 @ 0.0005234 = 14.6212 BTC [+]
cazalla: <<< seems to still be down as of my waking up
assbot: Logged on 12-07-2015 15:27:06; thestringpuller: qntra down?
BingoBoingo: ;;ticker --market all
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 308.44, vol: 22095.17486434 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 305.085, vol: 11840.51127 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 308.48, vol: 59735.86157865 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 312.0, vol: 9.70670778 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 315.00777, vol: 24737.37490000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 306.17251, vol: 138.4311849 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 310.1339889, vol: 184.89998436 | Volume-weighted last (1 more message)
BingoBoingo: ;;more
gribble: average: 309.49411592
decimation: wow btcusd is on a roll
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 52015 @ 0.0005234 = 27.2247 BTC [+]
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mircea_popescu: <ascii_modem> no 'war on drugz' - no sinaloa << dude, forget it. he was there before the us, he'll be there after.
mircea_popescu: this mental masturbation of inserting us into things as if it matters. it doesn't.
mircea_popescu: never has.
mircea_popescu: never will.
mircea_popescu: punkman "let's put the blockchain into such a state it's no longer a blochcain"
mircea_popescu: no fucking idea what they think it'll do, not like we don't have original copies.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo yeah dunno wtf that host is doing
mircea_popescu: ;;isup
gribble: is up
shinohai: \o/
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 34100 @ 0.00053515 = 18.2486 BTC [-]
shinohai: $ticker
decimation: my conversation with luke on friday night was enough to convince me that the bitcoin devs 'know what they are doing'
decimation: they think they can arbitrage their github commit credentials into power over bitcoin
shinohai: lolz
assbot: users database for sale ... ( )
kakobrekla: yup, thats the business model.
decimation: was that a 'cloud mining' business that has gone 'full scam'?
kakobrekla: looking at this, , its full scam going full scam
assbot: users database for sale ... ( )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 128391 @ 0.00053149 = 68.2385 BTC [-] {2}
decimation: that's hilarious
decimation: takes chutzpah
decimation: "One fan, James Powell, was so enthused he spent nine months reading titles and abstracts of 24,000 papers, and found only four scientists (4!) who didn’t agree with the consensus. Some 69,402 other scientists apparently endorse “the consensus” (whatever it is) because they used the terms “climate change”, or â€
assbot: The 99.99% pure climate consensus – how to ignore thousands of skeptical scientists « JoNova ... ( )
decimation: related: "A new model of the Sun's solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun's 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to
assbot: ... ( )
mircea_popescu: heh.
assbot: After Moore's Law: how phones are becoming open-source (Wired UK) ... ( )
jurov expects asciilifeform to shoot holes in it ^
jurov: tl;dr: "chinese are still competitive at 40nm due to moore's stalling"
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decimation: this is the same stuff bunnie has been selling for awhile
jurov: !t m s.mpoe
assbot: [MPEX:S.MPOE] 1D: 0.00049705 / 0.00052663 / 0.00055436 (9040275 shares, 4,760.91 BTC), 7D: 0.00049302 / 0.00053002 / 0.0005789 (24834822 shares, 13,162.96 BTC), 30D: 0.0003539 / 0.00046213 / 0.0005789 (91786996 shares, 42,417.63 BTC)
jurov: who's bunnie?
decimation: I wonder if they have open source baseband firmware
decimation: the author of your linked article
decimation: ascii would probably emphasize the signficant distance between schmatic of iphone pcb and an actual 'full model' of how iphone works - and the even further distance between that and something 'hand verifyible'
decimation: except he would spell properly
jurov: yes he'd say 'iPnohe'
jurov: but anyway, what i'm interested in, that maybe really 10nm fab is not needed and lesser process would suffice
phf: jurov: bunnie's mostly famous for reverse engineering first xbox, and recently designing novena laptop
punkman: "Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s" doesn't sound like a good time to be settling in northern latitudes
scoopbot_revived: Scamazon.
PeterL: howdy all
assbot: Imgur ... ( )
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scoopbot_revived: US Missiles Carry Out "unexplained" Commands in the Field
solrodar: asciilifeform: and
assbot: ... ( )
assbot: ... ( )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 37800 @ 0.00052569 = 19.8711 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: Ennio Morricone to score The Hateful Eight: Tarantino’s film will be Morricone’s first Western in four decades. ... ( )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 101020 @ 0.0005185 = 52.3789 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 106700 @ 0.00053996 = 57.6137 BTC [+] {3}
mircea_popescu: punkman indeed.
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mircea_popescu: The Buzz
mircea_popescu: Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar from Portalarium Raises Two Million Dollars in Crowd Funding
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mircea_popescu: such sad story, this crowdfunding thing.
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BingoBoingo: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 365065 | Current Difficulty: 5.1076366303481926E10 | Next Difficulty At Block: 366911 | Next Difficulty In: 1846 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 week, 6 days, 4 hours, 27 minutes, and 25 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: 47150109359.0 | Estimated Percent Change: -7.68703
assbot: Arizona Park "Most Dangerous" in U.S. ... ( )
ag3nt_zer0: " "Our budget isn't considered part of homeland defense, so it wasn't a priority," Thompson said, as he drove past the 20-foot (6-meter) hole in the border fence that Eggle's killer drove through. "But how long will it be until someone figures out that you could easily drive a semi-truck with a nuclear device through here?"
ag3nt_zer0: it'll be just about that long, Thompson.
ag3nt_zer0: just after we go to press!
decimation: "Meanwhile, a highly critical Interior Department report says that the department's law enforcement program is in disarray, and that the Park Service suffers from extreme organizational dysfunction. "
ag3nt_zer0: yeah sure... having been to yosemite a few times recently and being so struck by the beauty I don't really dig the story - not to mention the mass media blackouts on the issue
mod6: i went camping there once.
ag3nt_zer0: yosemite?
mod6: organ pipe
decimation: mod6: apparently you were lucky not to be murdered by wondering drug gangs
ag3nt_zer0: oh nice... arizona really is beautiful... lived all over that place at one tiem or another
mod6: it wasn't quite as bad back then. there was still a lot of people crossing the border in the area -- especially across the tohono o'odham resvervation boarder. there the tribe refuses to enforce the boarder because they claim that for thousands of years, there was no boarder.
mod6: the reservation is adjacent (due east) of organ pipe
ag3nt_zer0: there wasn't any fire water either but they got no prob with that
mod6: true enough.
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mircea_popescu: lol nucular devices!
trinque: ben_vulpes: so parenscript isn't so bad
trinque: spent some time with it over the weekend; though I'm not actually writing CL on the client side it's close enough that I don't feel like I'm context switching between server and client
trinque: the JS produced is entirely readable
PeterL: re American Manufacturing thread earlier, as one who works in a US manufacturing plant, I feel like I have to point out that not all US manufacturing is shit, and my job is to make sure of that
PeterL: oh, by the way, I don't think I have mentioned it here yet, I have loinfruit number 4 on the way, due about January
BingoBoingo: Congrats PeterL
PeterL: thanks
PeterL: You guys have an opinion about Meghan Trainor "all about the base"? Disgusting meat planet or fresh breath of honesty?
BingoBoingo: HamPlanet enabler
PeterL: She is shaped kinda like my wife, but not as cute. What can I say, I like em curvy?
BingoBoingo: Her body isn't the problem. It's her message
BingoBoingo: Trainor doesn't look bad, but her message gives the real FUPAtroopers unwarranted positive encouragement
PeterL: maybe we should just let them feel good about themself and they will stop bothering us about making them feel bad?
BingoBoingo: No
BingoBoingo: That just encourages more of them to exist
gernika: Never quite understood the publicity push encouraging people to eat healthy. Who are these magical people that live healthy lives and then die conveniently, without requiring expensive medical treatment? Is it that they must live long lives and pay enough taxes to afford their death, and that those that die earlier are shirking?
PeterL: Perhaps the hope is that instead of a long decline, people will have a strong life until they suddenly drop dead at the end?
PeterL: Must be strong until pushed into gasenwagen?
asciilifeform: Last Bullet Health and Life Insurance Corp.
PeterL: Should the government health-care supervisors be pushing for doctor-assisted suicide at the onset of terminal diseases?

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