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mircea_popescu: punkman you think ?
punkman: mircea_popescu: makes more sense, lots of experimentals in existing genesis
mircea_popescu: not afaik. like what ?
punkman: shiva for one, my patches, polarbeard's patches
mircea_popescu: shiva is not in.
punkman: in what?
mircea_popescu: in the tree.
mircea_popescu: or wait, did alf rebase it ?
mircea_popescu: i recall it had its own genesis.
punkman: the tinyscheme stands alone but there;s also 2-3 other patches related to it that touch trb
mircea_popescu: what do you mean by touch ?
mircea_popescu: now how do i go from that to phf's nice tree thing ?
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mircea_popescu: yeah he rebased it didn't he. i c.
pete_dushenski: << this might seem odd to you because you never (presumably) cared about the signal that an honours degree sent to potential employers. ie. the type who sort resumes by "has degree, doesn't. has honours, doesn't." which'd mostly be gov, so... it depends.
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 00:49:56; *: mircea_popescu recalls from his college days that most kids preferred taking exams with easy teachers over taking exams with good teachers.
mircea_popescu: punkman well, let's see what the others say. i faintly dislike the idea on morale grounds, but it's not the end of the world
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski much larger fish than usual in a very tiny pond. what employers. crony capitalism ftw.
mircea_popescu: i dun think there exists even today the romanian speaker who a) is competent in the sense contemplated here and b) actually applies for a job, any job.
pete_dushenski: right, so bring on the best of the best of the nastiest of the crudest of the shrewdest teachers :)
mircea_popescu: there's not even space for head hunters, people just know.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: What truly is a release other than a particular V tree?
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo a signed path through it.
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: was there not status in working for 'foreign' firm ? did these not have interview/application processes ?
mircea_popescu: these jobs sucked, because foreign firm without exception tried to pay local salaries and demand foreign work.
mircea_popescu: much better deal to actually work in their home location.
mircea_popescu: some people did that.
punkman: a sidenote that came to mind looking at phf's lisp snippet: adding comments to everything for release patches (and alt-genesis) doesn't work so great if you have non-plaintext files. not a problem for trb as it is, but perhaps something to keep in mind.
mircea_popescu: but no, by and large there was no status there. for middling derps, yes. but not otherwise.
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: ok. so guy wants to improve his station by moving abroad to work for multinational. and he doesn't apply for this job by mailing a few pieces of paper with letters on them, but more importantly with ~numbers~ on them, lending clear incentive to find easy > great teacher in uni ?
mircea_popescu: the occasional exception being local lion backed by foreign capital, resulting in things like say protv. but very much exceptional, and only capable of existing in specific niches. also, temporary things.
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski ro schooling isn't going to impress anyway.
mircea_popescu: though arguably it should, but that's another discussion.
mircea_popescu: for instance, i took rhetorics with the worlds best rhetorics teacher, no doubt about it. she gave me an 80%, which was by far my lowest mark that year, but then again a good 20% over the next best in the 800 strong year.
punkman: BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: What truly is a release other than a particular V tree? << a release is a vpatch that adds a comment to every single file. or at least that was the plan.
mircea_popescu: nevertheless... who the fuck exactly knows who elena dragos is.
pete_dushenski: now, the logs.
mircea_popescu: punkman the important point there is that mod6 signs it.
mircea_popescu: the girls especially loathed her.
pete_dushenski: because no special treatment ? no soft pandering to their fee-fees ?
mircea_popescu: eh who even knows.
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mircea_popescu: prolly something like that.
phf: punkman: is comments in code still the plan? that seems to suffer from similar issues as experimental branch
pete_dushenski: << /me clicks excitedly! finds what appears to be toyota 'egg' van and two not particularly eager-looking sluts, which was a bit of a let down.
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 02:36:58; mircea_popescu: speaking of the king of jordan and his mercedes,
pete_dushenski: but i guess there can't be ~that~ many pics of abdullah pounding white poon in the back of his open-air 600 landaulet
pete_dushenski: at least not on tumblr
punkman: phf, seems so. my initial suggestion was releases as patch sequence files, but I don't think anyone liked this idea. My vtron does .seq files with "foo.vpatch \t sha512(foo.vpatch) \n" inside, which works for my blobby vtronized things.
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pete_dushenski: "like the uber of toilet paper!"
pete_dushenski: "the facebook of buttsex!"
pete_dushenski: "the tesla of television!"
punkman: "the Indiana Jones of exploring crotch", "the Shakespeare of enormous cock"
pete_dushenski: it's not polite to talk about how hung will s. was. it'd be like asking him how much he's paid.
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punkman: pity it doesn't have a better screen
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phf: i added simple hash navigation to btcbase
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phf: multiple producers indicate a conflict, multiple consumers - a divergent press tree
phf: which makes me wonder about some of the patches and how to do conflict resolution, for example all patch wallet.cpp towards a divergent state
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phf: erm, that was supposed to be two different urls..
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punkman: phf: how to do conflict resolution << just let the user pick one of the conflicting branches
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punkman: "The trustee has approved part of the filed claims. At this time those who have filed "BTC-only claim" will know whether it is approved. Other approvals are still on hold.."
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davout: ohai
davout: looks like is missing some bits from yesterday
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davout: hrm, maybe it's just me missing some bits in my head
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deedbot-: [] X.EUR February 17th 2016 statement -
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asciilifeform: << it had own genesis to establish pedigree with the historic tinyscheme. but shiva is a patch that bridges it into the trb tree. and yes i rebased it, it works with the current trb.
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 05:16:04; mircea_popescu: i recall it had its own genesis.
asciilifeform: part1 is the bridge. part2 is the only place where trb per se is touched, where the hooks are inserted.
asciilifeform: the split was carefully deliberate.
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asciilifeform: << what is this crud - x86, and i7 no less, the one with the hidden nsa core, wtf, if i wanted this, could walk into any shop on the planet and buy.
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asciilifeform: << this is the old, broken version, why is it here ?
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 05:21:16; mircea_popescu:
asciilifeform: phf ^ ?
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PeterL: << What is this lithium ion cell business? Real men just throw a hunk of lithium into their water with tea leaves.
assbot: Logged on 16-02-2016 21:57:41; BingoBoingo: What is this samovar business. Real men Just throw lithium ion cells into their water with the tea leaves and a dash of salt.
jurov: [Note] Server Terminating. Received SIGTERM << some heavy admining, huh
shinohai: been going on a few hours
PeterL: anybody interested in buying the longshot position of yes on carson?
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jurov: davout, nice statement but the bot is mia again. some people depend on x.eur to run their racket^W serious business!!!
jurov: Namely, my offer to exchange EUR->X.EUR with fixed 2% fee to wot members in good standing using sepa or transferwise stands.
jurov: Looking at you, USians who don't want to feed coinbase and their ilk.
jurov: !up Guest91786
jurov: hi guest
davout: jurov: fixxor'd
jurov: yup
jurov: davout actually transferwise should work for you fine, too. except that iirc you require funding from own accounts and twise sends sepa transfers from estonia instead
davout: jurov: re usians, our new fiat financial partner tells us we accept customers from pretty much all countries now
jurov: did they tell you how much usians pay to wire funds to you?
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 08:15:17; phf: multiple producers indicate a conflict, multiple consumers - a divergent press tree
davout: s/we accept/we can accept/
mircea_popescu: jurov i don't think by now any usian is without eu banking.
mircea_popescu: there's simply no banking to be had in the us.
davout: jurov: no idea
mircea_popescu: (no i don't mean redditards, i mean people with jobs, jerry! and secretatries.)
jurov: i am not speaking of usians with own dirigibles here
mircea_popescu: davout bout $100
davout: i'd guess more around 20~30 €, i'll ask around
mircea_popescu: and the monetary cost is nothing, us banks are incredibly parochially retarded, will pretend like they can send wires, but then don't.
mircea_popescu: it's a huge hassle for us people do do business.
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 09:43:18; davout: looks like is missing some bits from yesterday
davout: twas just my client being derpy
mircea_popescu: << you know that's almost exactly what i mean by "built like a boy"
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 10:07:57; punkman:
davout: not too often that i can say "a boy i'd fuck"
mircea_popescu: me either!
mircea_popescu: but apparently with age this comes also.
jurov: TIL
davout: so apparently fees on non-sepa wires are 'complicated' and may or may not depend on the the original fee setting request (OUR, SHA, BEN if memory serves), and on possible currency conversion fees on either end
mircea_popescu: << you know, i don't salt my food. i merely add chlorine and sprinkle some sodium on top.
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 13:35:48; PeterL: << What is this lithium ion cell business? Real men just throw a hunk of lithium into their water with tea leaves.
mircea_popescu: davout aha.
mircea_popescu: i'm telling you , advise us partners to either a) get an eu entity incorporated and use that or b) be less poor, as applicable.
mircea_popescu: the upfront cost of attempting to do business as a us subject far exceeds any possibility of gain no matter how fantasmagorically distant.
mircea_popescu: it's basically a soviet country, just like the russians were. unlike the other soviet union, however, it doesn't fucking know this, goes to bed every night collectively imagining that "start-ups" as implemented there are actual business ; and "stars" as implemented there are examples of successful people. it's really quite amusing.
davout: either way i'll ask the question a bit more formally, and ask about outgoing non-sepa wires too could be useful since i don't plan on ever becoming a victim of my own success
mircea_popescu: i dunno how you feel about arab girls, but a trip to bahrein is in order.
mircea_popescu: and in other banking news, here's an illustration of empowered, liberated us feminist getting herself a new credit card -
jurov: davout try formulating the question for lulz "us clients complained about fees, what do you recommend to them"
davout: lulzier if it's just "can you give me an exhaustive list of your currently active fees?"
jurov: heh that won't really work (our fees are $x, add to that $random on the murican side)
davout: i'd be very happy with such an answer, i could simply display "Fees on our end are $x, see with your bank for fees on your side"
davout: kinda how bitcoin works
mircea_popescu: not what consumers have come to expect.
davout: bitcoin deposits are free + bring-your-own network fee
mircea_popescu: now this is true.
davout: "not what consumers have come to expect." <<< child pays for parent may one day be a thing
PeterL: isn't that why you have children, so they can support you when you are old?
mircea_popescu: depends where. in kandahar, maybe.
mircea_popescu: you can't seriously contemplate this applies in the us ?
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PeterL: what, you expect government to be able to support your retirement?
PeterL: one has to prepare for the future somehow
mircea_popescu: yes. by moving out of the us.
mircea_popescu: what else ?!
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PeterL: I have decided to stay here, so I will just have to deal with that decision
mircea_popescu: consider this simple point : so i materialize out of the ethers and offer well trained young slave to us kid, for $sum. how can he pay ? he can't. he has no money, the usual way he pays for things (begs daddy-government's agent, called "bank" for absolutely no reason much like fast-food is unrelated to food, being a species of engine oil) does not work for this purpose. what's left ? we just discussed how he can not do
mircea_popescu: any business or in any way EARN any money.
mircea_popescu: now replace "i materialize out of the ethers and offer well trained young slave" with "any discretionary expense" and you've got a pretty accurate picture.
mircea_popescu: even if he WANTED to, your kid will not be able to support you ; chiefly because he can not have nor can he acquire any money or property.
mircea_popescu: and yes, this was EXACTLY the situation throughout the 2nd half of the 20th century in russia & friends.
PeterL: and it is different in other parts of the world?
mircea_popescu: this is an open question. specify some parts ?
PeterL: do you know any part which are different?
mircea_popescu: this is a complicated question. if your kid is smart, such that all he needs to make money is for bitcoin to exist, then most of the world fits the bill, because all he really needs is weak local government.
PeterL: I could go back to my ancestral homeland, but I hear England sucks more than US now
mircea_popescu: if your kid is not smart, but merely autistic, then some hope may exist - but probably in china
mircea_popescu: (for the record, most autistic children misrepresent themselves as smart, and actual smart children as some sort of chtonic horror/chtulhu)
mircea_popescu: yeah, england's not really on the map, unless you wish to join the arab footsoldiers and rape fat ugly chicks for the next decade.
mircea_popescu: shinohai moslty manufactured by the us "embargo on russia". which so totally hurt putin o noes.
mircea_popescu: yet the canadians aren't swarming across the border to fucking burn down the dangerous rogue state next door.
mircea_popescu: no but don't you think it's kind-of funny nobody goes "hey, bahamas-the-laureate said embargo will totally hurt russia - it decimated our allies instead. maybe bahamas is just fucking stupid ?"
PeterL: Who is going to be the first country that openly spurns the US?
mircea_popescu: so far, positive action produced pretty much the least competent us president to date, a few notches below even jefferson davies (and actually very similar in style, too!) who just happens to be a black man.
mircea_popescu: im sure it's ever so glorious being black and having these idiots for "supporters". with such help you really don't need any enemies.
mircea_popescu: PeterL you mean other than pretty much every one there ? from argentina to saudi arabia, take your pick ?
mircea_popescu: and even the retarded canadians... "us posturing precipitated a trade war that just ENDED canada as an industrial nation. wat do ?"
mircea_popescu: "obviously, pretend like nobody could have predicted" "a totally, solid plan mate!"
PeterL: The rest of the world starts ignoring the US, the US pretends they still control everything
mircea_popescu: retarded euros on the other hand... "us posturing precipitated an immigration influx that we reallty can't support. wat do ?" "i dunno, but try to not notice that the us-provided security costs a degree or two of magnitude more than the worst possible case would be without them around"
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mircea_popescu: obviously, europe enjoys getting fucked, after so many years of not getting any. but still... money is money. sending washington the bill for the 10mn arabs ?
mircea_popescu: last i heard germany only wanted 5k a head, so it should come out to maybe 50bn or so, not the end of the world
mircea_popescu: (plus wire fees, of course. OUR.)
davout: lol
mircea_popescu: davout laugh all you want, but you know zee germans are counting those bn against their eu contributions yes ?
mircea_popescu: french farmers that depend on eu money, which is to say french farmers, may not be so amused.
davout: would make sense
mircea_popescu: and to think that if only they had the fucking common sense to allow turkey in (like mp said, back in the day, but hey, why listen to mp when you got politicians et all) would have not only prevented this, but made the whole effort productive instread of merely defensive.
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mircea_popescu: PeterL> The rest of the world starts ignoring the US, the US pretends they still control everything << incidentally, the soviets had a very similar delusion going, see komintern etc. it worked about as much as the us thing does, which is to say not at all unless you're either very enamoured with the delusion or otherwise see a ready way to profit from castigating it.
mircea_popescu: most of what the komintern practically did was allow a ready way for people outside of russia to get rid of their inconvenient opponents.
PeterL: I guess my question is: will other countries actively attack the US?
mircea_popescu: it's a wonder to see it at work, too : consider the case of ross ulbricht. amply retarded kid, did pretty much every stupid thing in the book. yet because he was indicted by the us-komintern, he still has A LOT molre support than would be warranted on the face of things.
mircea_popescu: PeterL attacks are driven by value. if/when someone finds a way to explot it, it will be. so far, it's made relatively safe by its sheer uselessness. which measns that like africa, it will HAVE TO stay dumb to survive.
mircea_popescu: which is what i expect to see.
mircea_popescu: note that the few people who actually do atm derive value from it, the mexican narcos, do not bother to replace the federal government, just route around it.
mircea_popescu: because it is in fact cheaper to do this than undertake the expense to administer it.
mircea_popescu: (and no, the notion that the usg has any say in this is preposterous - if the mexican narcos decided to take over, they would take over, and no us president would even deign to EVEN NOTICE that "hey, at some point in the recent past the border was on the river".)
mircea_popescu: but, fortunately for it, the us has nothing to offer. it'd be an active safari grounds for live slaves, if the women weren't generally ugly and universally fat. it is being raided to shit by indian/chinese people for whatever shreds of prestige it may have left, tho from what i hear us diplomas are becoming 2nd rate in beijing these days.
mircea_popescu: what else that anyone could conceivably want is found in the 50 states ?
PeterL: lots of farm land, mineral resources, space in which to operate factories
mircea_popescu: and yes, i am aware that you're thinking you're decent people, and your friends idem, and you'll toil and labour and this can't all be to waste. the thing you're not aware of is that i have friends like that in say togo. ever heard of togo ? and had friends like that in lebanon years ago, and so on.
mircea_popescu: PeterL hey, sounds exactly like argentina! tough market.
PeterL: seems to me there is lots of resources here that other people may want to control?
PeterL: pounds of lard (roughly $USPOP * 300)
mircea_popescu: tough market, you see.
mircea_popescu: who the fuck buys lard.
PeterL: well, the other stuff. lard was joke
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jurov: !t m s.qntr
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jurov: O.o
mircea_popescu: !up Reydevkiwi
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 13:21:37; asciilifeform: << this is the old, broken version, why is it here ?
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 02:44:08; phf: (my press is still broken though, because i want to have all the patches that were ever produced in there, even the conflicting ones, and simply throwing them into a pile seems to not work. i'll figure it out sometime this week)
asciilifeform: phf: i see the rationale, but you keeping these on www right alongside the working versions, is quite certain to confuse folks.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu, for instance, appears to have mistook it for the current ver
mircea_popescu: i had, because i expected the thing to work in terms of straight url substitution.
mircea_popescu: ie, if patch on ml is X, patch on base is X
asciilifeform: v doesn't do substitutions.
asciilifeform: hand-cranked gardens like mod6's - might
mircea_popescu: i've been thinking about this ever since then
phf: mircea_popescu: there's another patch there that's named differently that does same thing
asciilifeform: the only thing v does without cranking is to accurately represent longest-chain-signed-by-these-here-folks
asciilifeform: this is not only deliberate but is implicit in the very idea.
asciilifeform: << ru getting up off its knees and spitting out the 1990s cock it swallowed during eltsin, would have happened anyway. simply happened to land on obamitler's desk
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 14:59:11; mircea_popescu: no but don't you think it's kind-of funny nobody goes "hey, bahamas-the-laureate said embargo will totally hurt russia - it decimated our allies instead. maybe bahamas is just fucking stupid ?"
mircea_popescu: << check out that qntra!
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mircea_popescu: asciilifeform russia is a minor player.
mircea_popescu: better aligned than the us, tis true, but still a minor player.
asciilifeform: the brzezinski are not concerned with it because it is an economic giant (such as, e.g., cn)
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asciilifeform: but because the most terrifying thing, to the rotten west, is a viable alternate civ.
asciilifeform: ^ l0l crapple playing 'good cop'
mircea_popescu: i'm vaguely unsure if it can be called a civ or not.
asciilifeform: saw this in the fishwrap this morning and ignored.
mircea_popescu: care to argue it for me ?
Reydevkiwi: just saw a doc on all the backdoors in apple phone os, then this
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: let's try an easier case, e.g., japan
phf: (so to wrap up previous thread, patches will remain, until clicking any patch in that graph produces a press, ideally clicking on one of the patches from mod6 release should produce press identical to mod6's press even in the presence of conflicting patches. i'll solve this problem sometime this week)
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: then ru likewise. and with similar caveats.
mircea_popescu: sounds good phf. ftr i dun think there was anything wrong with your thing per se. broke an assumption i made that i still don't well understanbd, so... it counts as a positive.
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mircea_popescu: asciilifeform teh point is made.
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mircea_popescu: now, your earlier point notwithstanding, bahamas is still an ineptitude record-setting president, on the level of j. davis. tis not ~by~ the adversity he encounters that you know a man, but IN.
asciilifeform: << on the other hand, the only reason usa has any spending money at all is the international copyrasty treaty system. if it falls apart, game over. instantly.
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 15:17:11; mircea_popescu: PeterL> The rest of the world starts ignoring the US, the US pretends they still control everything << incidentally, the soviets had a very similar delusion going, see komintern etc. it worked about as much as the us thing does, which is to say not at all unless you're either very enamoured with the delusion or otherwise see a ready way to profit from castigating it.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i would propose this is not so, nobody actually PAYS the us for ip. merely subsidiaries repatriate capital under that guise.
asciilifeform: cn is paying for motherfucking arm cpu license.
mircea_popescu: no, it's the tendency of people to abuse the usd as a temporary replacement for btc, until btc was devised.
mircea_popescu: that's what's propping the whole charade, and well...
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform international trade is particularly complex and famously confusing.
asciilifeform: copyrasty is pretty simple to understand. all of the money flows into usa. tribute.
mircea_popescu: let me give you an example : when i was 16, i was paying rent for a place i practically never used, to a married mother of two. who took it in all the holes like a champ, twice a week.
mircea_popescu: for me, it was way the fuck cheaper than to pay the woman for her work. for her, it was an excellent alibi.
mircea_popescu: who's paying who and for what ?
mircea_popescu: tribute ? rly ?
asciilifeform: the answer, as far as i can see, is that usg has the politburo in both cases by the balls, they all have swiss accounts 'which could have problems' if they don't play ball.
mircea_popescu: you should study histopathology more.
mircea_popescu: actually i have nfi why it's not required study for syustems people.
asciilifeform: actually my first paying job involved gnarly particulars of immune response
asciilifeform: lulzily.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it's just... you have no ready model for this particular thing, in your head. it's showing. tissue decays and reacts to its decay in particular manners, which are pointedly not arbitrary.
asciilifeform: but how's this play in
asciilifeform: actually i have a very clear model of how orcs relate to humans
mircea_popescu: and there's sure as heck no "life power" behind it all, which amusingly is your go-to answer whenever complexity overwhelms.
asciilifeform: ~now~ i'm lost
asciilifeform: wtfwut?
mircea_popescu: " is that usg has the politburo in both cases by the balls, they all have swiss accounts 'which could have problems' if they don't play ball." << if we were discussing a tissue sample, this would directly map to "god's life force prevails"
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu is telling me that orc chieftains no longer send their children as hostages to the humans ?
mircea_popescu: let me quote for your benefit, a second.
asciilifeform: no longer plan their whole lives with an eye towards retiring in palo alto ?
assbot: British Court Clears Saudi Millionaire Who Claims He Tripped & Fell On Teen Accusing Him Of Rape : News : Yibada ... ( )
mircea_popescu: does this sound like much of a hostage to you ?
asciilifeform: saudis had the west, within certain limits, by the balls since '70s
mircea_popescu: your theory doesn't stand.
mircea_popescu: and nobody i ever met retires to palo alto. have you EVEN SEEN the place ?
asciilifeform: how not ?
phf: (in other apple is dead not so news, i logged into a developer account in hopes of grabbing xcode dmg's direct instead of going through apple store, and oh boy. what used to be a rather spartan list of downloads, docs, resources has turned into "Click your iPhone app into Apple Store! Anyone can do it!" complete with giant banners of hip womens holding iphones. where's the docs? where's all the shit? literally the only thing you can do
phf: is renew your $99/yr dev license)
mircea_popescu: it's nothing but rats hoping to make it.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: rats orbiting $100M houses of the lottery winners aha
mircea_popescu: phf why the everloving fuck would you pay a license to develop.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform 1990s lottery winners.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: crapple follows the nintendo model, your thing won't even be considered by the censors unless you hold an account
mircea_popescu: back when there was still hope.
mircea_popescu: by the who ?
asciilifeform: the censors.
asciilifeform: who, you know - sign the binary
mircea_popescu: i dun follow ?
mircea_popescu: oh oh this is about putting stuff in the apple store thing is it.
mircea_popescu: yeah i c.
asciilifeform: on ipnohe, the loader only loads signed bins. and the crapplestore only hosts same. i thought this was well known.
mircea_popescu: i'm only very marginally following it.
PeterL: trying to get stuff into walled garden, has to go past gate guards
asciilifeform: when i say 'nintendo' this is what it means.
mircea_popescu: why the fuck would you develop for anything but rooted appleware unless apple was paying your salary+benefits is unclear to me.
asciilifeform: the model was pioneered by game console makers.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: lottery
asciilifeform: as per your 'hollywood waitress' article.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yeah it finally nudged my coin so to speak.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i get that part, but i meant you as in phf not you as in look what i found on reddit, even has tits.
jurov: mircea_popescu thinks that extracting coins from the wot is easy?
asciilifeform: iirc ben_vulpes programs for ipnohe.
asciilifeform: all day, every day.
PeterL: if you expect to get rich off $1 sales, you need the garden market, not the few individuals outside it
mircea_popescu: jurov /me thinks that you don't have to pay anything to try.
mircea_popescu: PeterL in other news, eulora sold more game time and made more revenue per game time than pretty much everything in that walled garden. but then again...
jurov: heh eulora.. depends for whom.
mircea_popescu: is this factual btw ? are there more people with unrooted apple-things than rooted ?
mircea_popescu: because it occurs to me - if you really care about alf-considerations re kbd rf, use an ipad.
mats: heh... overheard in palo alto bar shortly after new years: 'so i'm trying to choose between Harvard Law, Stanford Law, and Palantir... what do you think i should do? ;)'
asciilifeform: << same thing as in su - anything from intact copper pipes, to the five specialists who still know how to make neutron tubes for fissile initiators
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 15:26:10; mircea_popescu: what else that anyone could conceivably want is found in the 50 states ?
PeterL: I assume so, most iphnoe owners are lazy, right?
jurov: hahahahaha of course majority leaves it unrooted
mircea_popescu: really ?
mircea_popescu: why the fuck ?!
mats: palo alto sucks, can confirm
jurov: even i could not be arsed to mess with moms ipad
jurov: web works, email works, so why root
asciilifeform: mats: sucks for plebe. but have you tried having $1B there ?
PeterL: my grandparents lived in Palo Alto for a while, that is where my dad went to high school (back in the 60's)
mircea_popescu: i shall now be quiet while alf, who has never set foot in california, proceeds to explain to people who live there how the place is.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'rooting' ipnohe is complicated. not in the sense of 'how to do it', it is braindamagedly easy. BUT you have to run a multi-MB closed turd. which installs ???????.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform explain this have to ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: unless you want to discover your own pwnhole
mircea_popescu: iirc the whole thing was os.\
asciilifeform: which tends to take a while.
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jurov: and there's qntra. phf, say, if you write the why and how of V, you'll surely recoup the $99 several times.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: gotta find exploit in the firmware (typically, the bootloader, if you want the 'rooting' to persist across power cycles)
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i admittedly have no clue, but i'd have expected the golden route is to simply replace the blessed chip of blessings with normal item.
jurov: hahahahaha if the damned things could be even sanely opened
PeterL: and you think average joe is going to replace a chip on his expensive phone?
mircea_popescu: jurov it's traditionally hoiw rthis insanity is defeated, dunno
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: there is not a 'normal item'
asciilifeform: there is a massive multi-GB bolus of shit
mircea_popescu: PeterL a) phone is free with carrier bill is it not ? huge incentive - get out of 3k in payments ; b) usually specialist shops do it.
asciilifeform: with metastasis throughout
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: we are NOT speaking of 'unlocking'
asciilifeform: entirely separate matter
mircea_popescu: well, fwiw i find the conversation very instructive.
asciilifeform: (apple only sells unlocked phones, for some time now)
jurov: hahahahaha apple specialists are trained to either replace device or exchange for coupons to newe shinier one
mircea_popescu: jurov not apple-specialist. independent-specialist.
mircea_popescu: speaking of nintendo, i recall a thriving mod chip industree just about the time the bulgarians were taking over cd pressing.
phf: there was a project for os replacements back in 3g days, back when you could still conceivably load your own blob as an os, and expect it to do ~something~
jurov: have you caught the recent update problems? get non-original part, get bricked on next update
mircea_popescu: jurov seems like a great incentive to take the crap out altogether.
asciilifeform: we were speaking of 'jailbreak'
mircea_popescu: what is this "update"
asciilifeform: entirely separate process
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: what do you mean 'take the crap out'
mircea_popescu: make it be the lousy pentium-2 it was born to be ?
jurov: even capbles have proprietary chips
jurov: *cables
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: obtain and open an 'ipnohe'
asciilifeform: more instructive than 1,001 lines from me explaining.
asciilifeform: you will find a SINGLE ic, and a good chunk of the crapolade is in mask rom.
mircea_popescu: i guess ima have to.
trinque: at least in android's case there's something of a linux down there you can get to without back-alley surgery
assbot: iPhone 6 Teardown - iFixit ... ( )
mircea_popescu: next time babe goes into the bath with her phone in hand, ima look into the damned thing i guess.
mircea_popescu: is iphone 6 the current ?
asciilifeform: (there is also a nand flash on there, some power supply crud, and the baseband)
asciilifeform: the teardown www has chip ids, links.
mircea_popescu: this thing looks basically like laptop ++
asciilifeform: also note that they are all bga
asciilifeform: i.e. not removable without ir oven and not remountable without xray.
asciilifeform: uneconomic to actually do anything at all with these.
mircea_popescu: they'd have to be tho. space.
asciilifeform: also starting with, iirc, ipnohe 5, the cpu is custom crapple asic (licensed arm) and has the various 'seek00rity' crud in mask rom.
BingoBoingo: ;;later tell hdbuck You got published again!
gribble: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: to 'jailbreak', you normally have to discover one of the handful of bugs planted for usg use.
asciilifeform: these are precious and hoarded.
mircea_popescu: "pentalobe"
mircea_popescu: wtf is wrong with people already.
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 15:55:21; mircea_popescu: << check out that qntra!
phf: also ftr i've never had a paid license. even without it used to have all kinds of goodies. source code for all their opensource parts, legacy software, old version of xcode, various specialist tools for debugging, etc.
BingoBoingo: << Newton, the actual apple pocketable or heretic iThing
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 15:57:31; Reydevkiwi: just saw a doc on all the backdoors in apple phone os, then this
PeterL: according to Forbes, roughtly 2% of ios are jailbroken (data vintage Feb 2013)
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: 'newton' has been dead and buried since the re-enthronement of steve jobs
asciilifeform: surely you knew this.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Who was Jobs to curate my Apple/Crapple filter?
mircea_popescu: "Apple A8 APL1011 SoC + SK Hynix RAM as denoted by the markings H9CKNNN8KTMRWR-NTH (we presume it is 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM, the same as in the iPhone 6 Plus) ; Qualcomm MDM9625M LTE Modem ; Skyworks 77802-23 Low Band LTE PAD ; Avago A8020 High Band PAD ; Avago A8010 Ultra High Band PA + FBARs ; Skyworks 77803-20 Mid Band LTE PAD ; InvenSense MP67B 6-axis Gyroscope and Accelerometer Combo"
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mircea_popescu: and a coupla dozen more. wut a soup.
jurov: not yer old pentium fo sho
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: they quit making carrier-specific version, so yes, it has ~every~ modem.
mircea_popescu: funny how space is not a consideration there lol.
asciilifeform: it ~is~ a consideration, in each new release they merge a few of the ic into one.
asciilifeform: the mainboard used to actually occupy the footprint of the phone
asciilifeform: now it is this matchbox thing
asciilifeform: i expect that at some point it will be fused with the lcd glass
asciilifeform: and the chips - be purchased die-only
asciilifeform: (you can get ~most~ ic in die-only package)
mircea_popescu: packaging even as bga is spurious in the constraints
asciilifeform: aha, only done because economics-of-scale, as in, samsung sells not only to crapple
asciilifeform: but when whole thing becomes 1 asic - no need for bga.
mircea_popescu: yea. hence "normal" chip.
asciilifeform: but the only 'normal chip' in there is the nand. and possibly the gyro.
asciilifeform: everything else is custom at least in the metallization layer sense
mircea_popescu: so in other words, the results of this discussion are - that apple isn't there yet, but it'd love to pretend like it is, and lazy general usian population / anti-entrepreneurial spirited usian elite will concede the point ot them.
asciilifeform: where there
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform if "samsung sells not only to crapple", thus therefore the normal chip can be had.
asciilifeform: and do what, exactly ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform there. "you can't get in".
asciilifeform: thing is, you ~can~ break it, this is done by 1,000,001 folks.
asciilifeform: by running one of the heavily obfuscated auto-jailbreakatrons.
mircea_popescu: that is unrelated to our discussion, why do you keep reintroducing it "?
mircea_popescu: "saudi woman can drive a car - by driving a model car in the garage!!1"
asciilifeform: am i mistaken re: what the discussion even was ?
asciilifeform: say i replace apple's cpu with samsung's hypothetical pin-compatible one. now what ?
asciilifeform: i run openbsd ?
mircea_popescu: to me it was "take apple out of the apple product".
mircea_popescu: well no, i'd expect you to run musl-os
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu understands that nobody buys the motherfucking phone for the hardware, right ?
asciilifeform: on touch screen ? who wants to write the gui ? mircea_popescu ?
mircea_popescu: i don't care about apple products altogether.
asciilifeform: the 'open sores' world wasn't even able to cough up a mouse gui that didn't trigger anaphylactic shock in half the users
asciilifeform: much less touchatron.
mircea_popescu: " lazy general usian population / anti-entrepreneurial spirited usian elite will concede the point ot them."
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: my point was that if you wanted to make own touchatronic os, it would be considerably cheaper to use a handset from another vendor.
asciilifeform: using crapple's would be masochism, plain and simple
mircea_popescu: this does not bode well for apple's market value, if true.
asciilifeform: the market value, such as it is, is 100% from the software.
mircea_popescu: not the apple store ?!
asciilifeform: 'app store'
asciilifeform: and os.
mircea_popescu: til apple worth ~= slashdot.
mircea_popescu: have you EVEN SEEN the appstore ?
asciilifeform: and believe or not, folks ~like~ the censorship. in the sense that there are no public infectors, in the usual sense, for crapple ipnohe.
mircea_popescu: i thought theres one a week.
asciilifeform: and yes, this is achieved at the cost of apps not having any access to the file system, etc.
asciilifeform: not one. ever. (nsa aside)
asciilifeform: malicious app can only try to trick the user into revealing secret. it cannot, e.g., access the file system (you are not permitted fopen() ... )
assbot: Apple confirma la existencia de «malware» en la Apple Store ... ( )
mircea_popescu: must be because in spanish then.
asciilifeform: very loose notion of 'malware'
asciilifeform: for instance, one can write a proggy that tracks your location and uploads.
asciilifeform: or shows a trojanatronic 'gmail' login screen and waits for idiot to enter pw. etc
mircea_popescu: but not one that rowhammers the fuck out of it ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: not publicly.
asciilifeform: understand, this is largely a testament to the sheer nintendoism of the os
mircea_popescu: encapsulation is a dream. you know that. what exactly activates your memory hole to think that apple "done it" ? usg perfume ? what is it ?
asciilifeform: rather than any civilized concept of security
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the fact that jailbreaking is a thing reveals that apple has not 'done it'
mircea_popescu: i never heard of retardation being an effectual preemptor of infection.
asciilifeform: just that the 0days are few and carefully hoarded by aficionados.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yet you try and sit as if it had ?
mircea_popescu: purely aesthetic choice, this.
asciilifeform: when they leak out, are typically patched in a few days
asciilifeform: and then any jailbreak aficionado who has the misfortune to powercycle his box, is fucked
mircea_popescu: why don't you say "clearly nobody gives a shit about apple or its products - so few vulnerabilities they can almost chase them all down"
mircea_popescu: you DID say the exact this re qntra and ddos yest.
mircea_popescu: why the specific choice ?
asciilifeform: i admit that my crappleology is a few yrs out of date.
asciilifeform: perhaps something changed substantially in recent history.
mircea_popescu: could just as well be presented the other way around, you know ? if you're going to assign good/bad arbitrarily, might as well allign the needle backwards.
asciilifeform: will have to find out, what. when i can be arsed.
mircea_popescu: no, this has absolutely nothing to do with any finding out. it is not a matter of fact.
mircea_popescu: when republican instrument succeeded in keeping enemies at bay, you credited lack of interest on the part of the enemies.
mircea_popescu: when imperial instrument succeeded in keeping enemies at bay, you credited the exquisite intrinsic superiority of imperial instrument.
mircea_popescu: you COULD, for the same money, put these in backwards.
mircea_popescu: it is a purely aesthetic choice. you realise this ?
asciilifeform: not precisely. re: qntra, i specifically think that the 'they don't exist, don't look there, nothing to see' field generator is operating so well, that they no longer see any need to draw attention with ddos.
mircea_popescu: going into detail does not change the above.
asciilifeform: well, i can identify who gives a fuck re: pwning crapple users - 1,000,001 orc carder monkeys, for instance
asciilifeform: there is actual monetization there.
asciilifeform: now orc monkeys are not the sharpest tools in the shed, true - have you ~seen~ a trojan of recent vintage? 19/20 are in vb
asciilifeform: and multi-MB. etc
mircea_popescu: i suppose the one neutral construction here would be that the larger the item under discussion, the more likely you are to credit ability and the less likely to credit happenstance, on the expectation that size and competency correlate.
mircea_popescu: still.. a useful judgement of "size" in this particular sense is very hard to come by.
mircea_popescu: for instance, my own sizeometer judges apple as relatively small.
asciilifeform: in the same sense as north kr is small.
asciilifeform: for the folks inside - it is very large indeed.
asciilifeform: whole world.
asciilifeform: (to them!)
mircea_popescu: world made of worlds made of worlds!
mircea_popescu: it's turworlds all the way down.
assbot: Wide is My Motherland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( )
asciilifeform had no idea engl. pediwik existed for this
mircea_popescu: note in any case that while the logic is correct, " on the expectation that size and competency correlate", it is NOT the case that what is meant by size is what'd intuitively appear.
mircea_popescu: this is an important point
asciilifeform: i realized that i actually have nfi what mircea_popescu's size metric is here
mircea_popescu: much to my chagrin, neither do i. it is at best an experience-bound heuristic atm.
mircea_popescu: shall have to think on this.
asciilifeform: but yes, to perelman ~all of computing~ is 'tiny'
asciilifeform: because he doesn't own a computer.
asciilifeform: nor wants to.
mircea_popescu: not at all what's contemplated here.
asciilifeform: this is a hilarious reversal of the old classic thread between asciilifeform and mircea_popescu re: 'programming == webdev'
mircea_popescu: something intuitively comprehensible as more akin the german-pioneered "tank shadow" item. whereby a unit was represented as a blob function of both its strength/battle readiness and it's mobility.
mircea_popescu: so a small elite unit was capable of projecting a long shadow whereas a churned to death rifle unit from a siege emplacement was a mere dot.
asciilifeform: ^ the notion is well-known to city architects, as the concept of car space
asciilifeform: (car occupies far more than the size of the parking spot)
mircea_popescu: sorta like "size in the mind of the strategist". clean, elite units loom large. complex, large elucubrations are barely noted.
asciilifeform: hence why i always said to mircea_popescu, 'webdev is insignificant worm and webdevers are not programmers'
mircea_popescu: i shall be off to eat a lot of cake and meditate.
asciilifeform: enjoy mircea_popescu !
asciilifeform: i'ma off to drink motor oil coffee, eat shit, and crank out useless crud for money
BingoBoingo: ;;ticker --market all
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 418.94, vol: 10174.76136276 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 419.195, vol: 10046.97394 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 417.61, vol: 24588.7767113 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 412.0, vol: 2.09408999 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 427.567497, vol: 45284.49820000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 416.61983, vol: 1147.12907435 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 422.19486, vol: 76.19484017 | Volume-weighted last (1 more message)
BingoBoingo: ;;more
gribble: average: 422.861605721
deedbot-: [BitBet Bets Bets] 1.00056657 BTC on 'Yes' - Bitcoin to top $600 before Jul 2016 -
BingoBoingo: << lulz an anti-qntra writes glowing review of another anti-qntra
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hanbot: "review". aka "say anonderp, i'm having trouble fitting my pretensions and emotional minutiae in a finite space. would you ask me how i feel about shit and host the results?"
hanbot: he's fucking "excited" about report "products" is he.
BingoBoingo: hanbot: That's actually a serious problem. Being excited about things for their "product" -ness and not that part where they are useful as things.
hanbot: i suspect the recognition that things can actually be useful rather than superficially ego-satisfying is a more and more rare occurrence. or by now, ability. which explains a lot of the stupidity, but doesn't excuse it.
phf: The satisfaction that no longer comes from using the commodities produced in abundance is now sought through recognition of their value as commodities. Consumers are filled with religious fervor for the sovereign freedom of commodities whose use has become an end in itself. Waves of enthusiasm for particular products are propagated by all the communications media. [...] Reified people proudly display the proofs of their intimacy with
phf: the commodity. Like the old religious fetishism, with its convulsionary raptures and miraculous cures, the fetishism of commodities generates its own moments of fervent arousal. All this is useful for only one purpose: producing habitual submission.
phf: debord wrote this in 67, he then wrote an update in the 80s, "everything has gotten even worse then i expected", promptly shooting himself
hanbot is off to read, apparently
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BingoBoingo: "Re: recent node drop, someone is using up connection slots with fake SPV nodes; node count sites may be reporting nodes as down incorrectly."
asciilifeform: let ten thousand sybils bloom.
asciilifeform: and the heathens who never heard of malleus can talk to them to their heart's delight.
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BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: In this case SPV is being used to describe garden variety pseudonode
BingoBoingo: Not Hearnia blasphemy
BingoBoingo: Dumb repeater SPV, not blind follower SPV
BingoBoingo: AWS banhammer is far more relevant in this case
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Since July "SPV" in power ranger and other usage has gone from describing a specific class of idiocy to describing a more general class of turds.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 299687 @ 0.00057281 = 171.6637 BTC [+] {8}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 53500 @ 0.00056765 = 30.3693 BTC [-]
assbot: Sudden appearance of /bitcoinj nodes? : btc ... ( )
asciilifeform: l0l, hearn's magnum opus
mircea_popescu: bingoBoingo> "Re: recent node drop, someone is using up connection slots with fake SPV nodes; node count sites may be << o look at that, derpland discovers blackholing.
BingoBoingo: Bunch of lite "wallets" all running in AWS
mircea_popescu: <phf> debord wrote this in 67 << aha.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: how was the caek ?
mircea_popescu: the caek produced the conclusion that there is nothing useful here - the heuristic value of a concept of "size" in evaluating the matter wholly comes from the evaluation that had been already pre-baked in the "size".
asciilifeform suspected!
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: one way or another, folks will learn to respect the 'give nothing to stranger for showing up' theorem.
BingoBoingo: eventually
asciilifeform: whether in application to servers, or hordes of migrants, or wherever else.
mircea_popescu: i have no problem giving food and water to wandering females.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: but not female rats.
asciilifeform: as for travellers, when the known world was a cold and empty place, and wolves outnumbered wanderers 9000 to 1, etc. - it was a different thing.
BingoBoingo: Or the female to mayo transgenders
asciilifeform: whereas today all vermin own teleporters and will appear directly at your front door, if you feed one.
asciilifeform: one of the reasons i wrote 'g' (which remains unreleasable, ty mircea_popescu for the block cipher lulz, aha) is that the public node is not a sustainable thing.
asciilifeform: really not so long for this world.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 96700 @ 0.00057322 = 55.4304 BTC [+] {2}
mircea_popescu: in other news, my mint is blooming.
BingoBoingo: Cool. My daffodils survived last week's snows with leaves intact. Mininal brown on the tips.
BingoBoingo: Hyacinths are more uncertain, but still lots of green. Tulip status unknown, likely many were consumed by squirrels.
BingoBoingo: hai thur
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10400 @ 0.00057332 = 5.9625 BTC [+]
ben_vulpes looking forward to new and exciting bouncer failure modes
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 73400 @ 0.00057336 = 42.0846 BTC [+] {3}
deedbot-: [Qntra] Auschwitz Releases Political Language Software -
asciilifeform: ahahaha the poles
asciilifeform: the folks who burned all the jews they could long before germany so much as asked
asciilifeform: (the baltics were even more prolific champs)
BingoBoingo: But POLITICS!!!
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 41100 @ 0.00056752 = 23.3251 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 46200 @ 0.00057342 = 26.492 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16007 @ 0.00057342 = 9.1787 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 36293 @ 0.00057402 = 20.8329 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 36100 @ 0.00056623 = 20.4409 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 39435 @ 0.00056996 = 22.4764 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 37365 @ 0.00057403 = 21.4486 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 256082 @ 0.00056446 = 144.548 BTC [-] {5}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15743 @ 0.00056808 = 8.9433 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 24658 @ 0.00056223 = 13.8635 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 123239 @ 0.00056685 = 69.858 BTC [+] {4}
asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu << can source any of this? or vapour, like elbrus ?
assbot: Home − Milandr ... ( )
gribble: The operation succeeded.
assbot: 1645RT2U - Milandr radhard antifuse ROM : weekend die-shot : ZeptoBars ... ( )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6792 @ 0.00057403 = 3.8988 BTC [+]
assbot: Obviously a Major Malfunction...: Fun with Masked ROMs - Atmel MARC4 ... ( )
asciilifeform: ^ much pr0n
asciilifeform: ^ proggy that reads mask rom ~optically~
jurov: only 250k chips needed to store blockchain
asciilifeform: jurov: these likes are from my recent attempt to locate a modern supplier of antifuse rom of reasonable density
asciilifeform: *these links
jurov: yep, spiffy pics
trinque: for cardano ROM?
asciilifeform: trinque: nope
asciilifeform: for blockchain.
asciilifeform: recent discovery is that nand flash slowly self-erases from ~reading~
asciilifeform: which opens up a rowhammer-like attack vector.
asciilifeform: (i can't recall if this was public, but IT IS NOW!111)
trinque: that's fun; meanwhile platters are practically unusable for it
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform seems even more vapor.
mircea_popescu: if that were possible
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: quite possible, try it
asciilifeform: needs crafted seek pattern.
mircea_popescu: no i meant - if something being more vapor than elbrus were possible
mircea_popescu: also - there's a reason ssd in raid.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: raid doesn't help.
asciilifeform: in this case.
asciilifeform: (it could, conveivably, be made to)
mircea_popescu: which kind of raid doesn't help ?
asciilifeform: any of the off-the-shelf ones, as far as i can tell
asciilifeform: or rather, raid5 will prevent the machine from coughing up corrupted blocks, but enemy can still drive you into penury by inducing wear
asciilifeform: blocks really oughta live on storage that doesn't measurably wear. luckily this was invented in the '70s, and is called antifuse rom.
asciilifeform: but as far as i can tell, it is no longer manufactured in any serious quantity.
mircea_popescu: aha. well... blocks from 0 to n-1 at any rate.
asciilifeform: all blocks.
asciilifeform: remember, antifuse isn't mask rom
asciilifeform: doesn't need to be pre-baked at tapeout
mircea_popescu: yeah but you don't want to keep changing things either
asciilifeform: last thing i will say for now on subj is - expect many more 'rowhammer'-like effects as desperate wunderwaffen attempts to resuscitate 'moore's law' explore new depths of fuhrerbunker desperation.
asciilifeform: << for anyone who wondered how 'wear leveling' worked.
assbot: Reverse Engineering a NAND Flash Device Management Algorithm | Joshua Wise's domain ... ( )
asciilifeform: oh one other thing, blocks really ought to live on a storage device where connecting tx outputs is a constant-time operation.
asciilifeform: this is buildable.
asciilifeform: (left as an exercise for the reader, how.)
mircea_popescu: next you're gonna want ring buffers or who knows what heresy
asciilifeform: hey i specialize in uselessly predicting crapocalypses years before they happen.
asciilifeform: (the folks who laughed when i said 'no curl on trb build box' - still laughing ?)
asciilifeform: !s parachute
assbot: 120 results for 'parachute' :
mircea_popescu: you can take curl from my cold dead hands or how was it
asciilifeform: i thought that was perl
mircea_popescu: no, it was symbolic notation.
mircea_popescu: same diff-erence.
asciilifeform falls down.
asciilifeform made the mistake of looking at yesterday's reddit thread. barfalicious.
asciilifeform: apparently peanut gallery holds mircea_popescu responsible (somehow) for... gox
asciilifeform: and 1,001 like marvels.
mircea_popescu: it's not any sort of gallery. organised disinfo effort trying to take "mp said mtgox must die, bitcoin communitwerps opposed it, got beaten to shit over it" into its reverse.
asciilifeform: not sure what came after that, it was when i quit reading
mircea_popescu: this is plainly how you know who was behind upkeeping the scam,
mircea_popescu: and how badly the butt hurt once i fucked them raw.
asciilifeform: btw gox is one possible candidate for 'did they ever fire the glass cannon' ?
asciilifeform: the glibc one or otherwise
mircea_popescu: but, as any rapist knows, the best thing for that trade is a ready supply of victims who will deny the deed. "i was never raped!11"
asciilifeform: there was a spiffy mircea_popescu article where he discusses how victim with no recourse internally re-wires itself
asciilifeform: afaik all literate folk know about, e.g., the auschwitz inmates who collected scraps of german uniforms, etc.
asciilifeform: the other lul from the thread was the people (?) vigorously denying that a unix box could run without ever invoking dns
asciilifeform: (perhaps only funny to me?)
trinque: how do you know who you are if nobody tells you?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform re ip.
mircea_popescu: it's a deeply telling thing. THEY don't know what the fuck they are by themselves. why would a box.
mircea_popescu: surely computers can't be better than hoomans ?
mircea_popescu: can't even beat hoomans at go!
mircea_popescu: GOOOOO TEAM!
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 74532 @ 0.00057427 = 42.8015 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3368 @ 0.00057438 = 1.9345 BTC [+]
asciilifeform: i think that a more elementary thing is at work - these folks literally can't imagine a box other than 'ubuntu', rathead, etc. with 'autoupdater' and the like
mircea_popescu: box gotta read the lolpics each morning.
asciilifeform: consider, for instance, the anon who 'who'll be laughing when peter todd changes hosting providers'
mircea_popescu: the who ?
asciilifeform: actually thought, or pretended to, that we hardcoded the idiot sipa seed thing
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: some monkey in the reddit thread
mircea_popescu: sipa!=peter todd ?
mircea_popescu: sipa is the wuille derp
asciilifeform: yes (though this was not even the main lul)
mircea_popescu: iirc bluematt had some sort of stupid thing to help the network lie about how connected it is
mircea_popescu: you mean that ?
mircea_popescu: (he's neither of these two)
mircea_popescu: iirc he also turned it off when he realised it's actually bad for bitcoin.
asciilifeform: but point was, i bet monkey cannot actually conceive of the 'no hardcoded seed thing'
mircea_popescu: like everything else -dev does, but that realisation hasn't mostly struck yet.
asciilifeform: because this is a technology that only makes sense in wot planet
mircea_popescu: well sure. we're agreeing with you there.
mircea_popescu: (we = me and trinque )
asciilifeform strongly suspects that the very notion of ~identity~ is Ur-terrifying to monkey man
mircea_popescu: quite the point.
mircea_popescu: humans are built upon identity. mooman's delusions of humanity are built on the perceived or constructed impossibility of identity.
mircea_popescu: which is why all the derpage around anonimity, as if it were a thing.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 37000 @ 0.00057474 = 21.2654 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 63261 @ 0.00057171 = 36.1669 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27450 @ 0.0005699 = 15.6438 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: ;;google 1FundZy7m7b8begbh9haCguKJcAdFopRJ9
gribble: Bitcoin address 1FundZy7m7b8begbh9haCguKJcAdFopRJ9 ...: <>; Introducing A New Bitcoin Foundation | Qntra: <>; The Treasurer's Contract - The Bitcoin Foundation: <>
mircea_popescu: check it out - lost google spot.
mircea_popescu: trinque there's something very weird going on with ? can you help me locate for instance ?
assbot: Logged on 15-01-2016 15:27:59; mircea_popescu: deedbot-
trinque: mircea_popescu: know what that might've been? dpaste garbage collected it
trinque: I'll see if I can find what block happened near there
mircea_popescu: trinque it was the dividends for mpoe and bbet
mircea_popescu: which - i can't find any trace of any such thing on deedbot. which is ridoinculous wtf.
mircea_popescu: should be each month after 15th. for months nao.
mircea_popescu: am i blind ?
trinque: eh, not like it's easy to search through
trinque: but the db has the info which will make its way to the surface at some point
mircea_popescu: you know i just searched the page source for, not in there
mircea_popescu: a href="/bundle-393434.txt ah found
mircea_popescu: 39343418YWgn8UHh5V4N9RvXR5bnCQtxiQRmewaV2A4A728F75668B50162D4F13EE2BDEF602DD2D911
mircea_popescu: 39343418YWgn8UHh5V4N9RvXR5bnCQtxiQRmewaV2A4A728F75668B50162D4F13EE2BDEF602DD2D912
mircea_popescu: why the fuck would it be listed under that ooooooohhh
mircea_popescu: sorry. all my fault.
trinque: no problemo
trinque: I'm happy to be human search while there isn't one
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 61887 @ 0.00057188 = 35.3919 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 43549 @ 0.00056013 = 24.3931 BTC [-] {2}
jurov: "Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has ordered all 4 million of the Pentagon's PCs to be upgraded to Windows 10 within the next 12 months."
assbot: Pentagon orders Windows 10 to be installed on all 4 million of its PCs - Feb. 17, 2016 ... ( )
jurov: on order from ft.meade?
mircea_popescu: da fuck are they doing with 4mn solitare statuions.
jurov: "I see this as a best proof point for Microsoft showing that Windows 10 is certainly more secure than its predecessor and stable enough to be rolled out to millions of people," said Pat Moorhead, analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.
jurov: you need hands-on win10 experience to truly savor such claim
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: same thing they were doing earlier with 10 million older solitaire stations !
asciilifeform: remember, this is how microshit eats.
asciilifeform: (have you ever heard of a ~person~ paying for winblowz?!)
mircea_popescu: "best proof point windows maintains the favour of nazi hq"
asciilifeform: incidentally, i drove past it today, as every day, flags at half mast all week (herr scalia ?)
mircea_popescu: wait ... is pat moorhead married to a fellow named moorhead, who is the head of moor something or the other ?
asciilifeform: and speaking of, why has ussa not adopted the wonderful custom of playing 'swan lake' when politburo man dies ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform maybe for herr scalia's pillow.
asciilifeform: mmmhmmmnnmm.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15708 @ 0.00056845 = 8.9292 BTC [+]
ben_vulpes: latest useless office equipment acquisition: BLACK POST IT NOTES
ben_vulpes: ancient trope adlai
ben_vulpes: nice to see you again tho
adlai blames the image similarity neural networks for reading his mind wrt the language (since half the channel probably didn't notice anything wrong with the first one)
ben_vulpes: want to scrawl on black post its in black ink with me?
adlai: !google paint it black
ben_vulpes: today i cover staff desks in black post it notes with pentagrams drawn on them
adlai adds this to the list of "music i know thanks to violent video games"
adlai: is it black which soaks all other inks, or do you have some sorta gouach that can paint over it?
danielpbarron: i imagine it's to go with those metalic colored sharpie markers
ben_vulpes: the ink black is somewhat more light absorbent than the paper black
adlai: draw pentagrams in the middle of stack, return to office supply warehouse, rinse, repeat
ben_vulpes: bye bye bb
adlai: woah ben_vulpes since when does the IFF have its own cloakmasks?
phf: we paint the roses red, we paint the roses red
ben_vulpes: sometime when you weren't around
adlai: damn
mircea_popescu: when did s/jdif/iff/ ?
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: you just don't understand how the world works
mircea_popescu: i jewst don't understand ?
adlai: ben_vulpes: don't worry someday the kid might grow up
adlai: mircea_popescu: suggested marginal revenue stream for qntra - affiliate links in articles referencing bitbets
adlai: (authors should not get to pick the links... or maybe you disagree?)
adlai: ie authors would earn through shareholder revenue (or increased share price)
adlai: ben_vulpes: btw thank you for gladness. and i'm sorry that i tried unsolicited to sell you btc via pm.
mircea_popescu: i have nfi. BingoBoingo ? ye think ?
BingoBoingo: I gotta catch up on logs
adlai notes that ben_vulpes was wise to refuse, given timing & retrospect
adlai has to as well, but actually has to ~work~ beforehand, believe it or not
asciilifeform: l0l work
adlai: fite me
assbot: The best place to play go online! ... ( )
asciilifeform: adlai: i normally play on igs
adlai: everybody needs a server they wouldn't be caught dead on
adlai has not picked one yet
asciilifeform: that's what kiseido is for
adlai: but at least i lose to better people on this one
BingoBoingo: K, the bitbet affliate link thing probably has a place, but likely as part of a larger monetization effort when that time comes. I'm uncertain on this matter at this moment.
mircea_popescu: yeah, tbd.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10600 @ 0.00057026 = 6.0448 BTC [+]
assbot: IRC Logs for #bitcoin-wizards | [o__o] ... ( )
BingoBoingo: adlai: A position paper is liek the vocabulary suggests, a paper that "advances" a particular political position
adlai: tl;dr: the only place where 'Blockchain' is camelpitalized is in the title
adlai: paper is about Bitcoin, and dozens of hypothetical bitcoins (lowercase)
adlai: capitalizes Bitcoin (and upon its popularity) everywhere.
adlai: so i'd actually say it's a move in the right direction, regardless of the authors's's position
adlai: but definitely tl;dr,able at a whopping 7,243 shares
mod6: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 398936 | Current Difficulty: 1.4411644784734866E11 | Next Difficulty At Block: 399167 | Next Difficulty In: 231 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 day, 10 hours, 52 minutes, and 4 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None
mircea_popescu: ;;nethash
gribble: 1068305335.67
mod6: haha
assbot: [MPEX] [S.BBET] [PAID] 4.60383615 BTC to 5`000`000 shares, 92 satoshi per share
deedbot-: accepted: 1
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] [PAID] 46.60687115 BTC to 500`000`000 shares, 9 satoshi per share
deedbot-: accepted: 1
adlai: !t m s.bbet
assbot: [MPEX:S.BBET] 1D: 0.000105 / 0.000105 / 0.000105 (500 shares, 0.05 BTC), 7D: 0.000105 / 0.000105 / 0.000105 (500 shares, 0.05 BTC), 30D: 0.00007821 / 0.00009027 / 0.00013 (4600 shares, 0.42 BTC)
adlai: !t m s.mpoe
assbot: [MPEX:S.MPOE] 1D: 0.00055323 / 0.00056592 / 0.0005748 (3968178 shares, 2,245.68 BTC), 7D: 0.00054156 / 0.00056108 / 0.0005748 (35084807 shares, 19,685.59 BTC), 30D: 0.00051942 / 0.00056002 / 0.00060199 (97993405 shares, 54,878.76 BTC)
mats: s.mpoe snores
adlai: !s from:mats s.mpoe
assbot: 6 results for 'from:mats s.mpoe' :
adlai: huh, scalpl is roadkill too. shame.
trinque: << will wonders never cease
assbot: dpaste: 055FXN0 ... ( )
adlai: trinque: you don't wanna see mine!
assbot: Bitcoin Address 1BkCTj36DMdcF8TVa1by9zfwdcMFm3VAES ... ( )
trinque: the default account is the one deedbot was using
trinque: I shall back up the wallet for dissection and rescan, I suppose
asciilifeform: 'wallet' must die.
trinque: it's so terrible
trinque: orifice to shit txn into and way to find out the balance of any address at the current state and you're good.
adlai: (format () "~$" (reduce '+ (reduce 'mapcar '(abs cdr) :from-end t :initial-value (btc:listaccounts 0 t)))) -> "15863.10"
asciilifeform: adlai: where's this
adlai has never rubbed more than two digits together at once, with his own grubby paws
adlai: asciilifeform: beneath my very fingers.
asciilifeform: adlai: yes but WHERE
asciilifeform: unpublished shiva extension ?
adlai: ahh, the btc package
asciilifeform: what's that
adlai digs up the shithub
assbot: cjhunt/api.lisp at master · adlai/cjhunt · GitHub ... ( )
adlai: yes, prb dep
adlai: old turd dries hard
adlai actually wrote out ~4 of these rpc wrappers by hand before fuckiting
asciilifeform: adlai: why dontcha shivaize it!
adlai: the lisp code would've been neat if the damn powerrangers could keep their helptext syntax uniform! /rant
asciilifeform: adlai: when i wrote shiva, i very much expected adlai in particular to pick it up
adlai: aha :)
mircea_popescu: trinque is it out of dough ? what was its feed addy ?
adlai: who says i hain't?
asciilifeform: so whatchawaitingfor
asciilifeform: adlai: ml says you haven't !
asciilifeform: share yer patches plox.
adlai: mircea_popescu: we are moping about 'account'ardation
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 30292 @ 0.00057026 = 17.2743 BTC [+]
trinque: mircea_popescu: nope, 0.08 left; wallet is just fucked
trinque: rescanning
mircea_popescu: the acct bs never worked right
mircea_popescu: looks like implemented by lumberjacks, also.
adlai: asciilifeform: patches are a ways aways. i'm still figuring out this whole C++ mess... last time i dealt with these shits i had MSVC+CLR to back me up, never touched the keyboard. click click click.
adlai: shiva is an A1 tease but i still need to build the damn thing!
asciilifeform: adlai: you know at this point a trained seal could build it
adlai: untrained gardner could also build systemd
asciilifeform: even builds own compiler, so long as you can dig up some gcc post-1995 or so that will build the current gcc
adlai: well, i'm overbullshitting my familiarity with build systems... but the fact that i can run make doesn't mean i'm benefitting from any of the Vification.
asciilifeform: adlai: you can start contributing lisp
adlai has unfinished business, with people that pay him btc; trb hacking falls under play.
asciilifeform: i am not in the habit of prodding people, but can't help but prod adlai. it is almost as if he were put upon the earth by the gods themselves just to add to shiva.scm.
adlai: you're making my screen blush
trinque: !b 3
assbot: Last 3 lines bashed and pending review. ( )
mircea_popescu: !rate adlai 1 alf's bff. nolispo.
assbot: Request successful, get your OTP:
asciilifeform: l0ltr0n
asciilifeform: all of this goes for ben_vulpes also.
mircea_popescu: !v assbot:mircea_popescu.rate.adlai.1:93691b4dafa436d9b36c978ed42a65f3415b9c984b90038e7a0e0ba5e0a88316
assbot: Successfully added a rating of 1 for adlai with note: alf's bff. nolispo.
asciilifeform: 42 C ?!!
asciilifeform: where are you adlai, a sauna ?!
mircea_popescu: jidf lands
adlai: so i 'promised' a dude a blockchain spamatron, and he gave me 3btc after insisting that we not sign anything, not even a gpg contract
asciilifeform: i don't think my cpu thermistor even is at 42c on most days!111
adlai: and i feel really bad that it's not working yet. thus, i go back to my 'uranium mine'
adlai in his own defence asked the guy to ~specify~ what exactly the fuck he expected this thing to do... "you're the technical guy, that's your job"
asciilifeform: 42 motherfucking c?! is he posting from his tank?!
mircea_popescu: you just don't understand how the world warms.
adlai: fwiw it's a blended average
trinque: adlai: there is a cost to accepting stupid money
mircea_popescu: omfg trinque is en route to becoming a prophet.
trinque: nonprofit
adlai: trinque: you should collect the deedynickles, i haven't swept in a while
adlai: then you get some income too
mircea_popescu: income is not prophet.
adlai: ehehe what do you take me for, a price signal? this message not directed at anybody in particular. goodnight #b-a
BingoBoingo: ;;ticker --market all
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pete_dushenski: << /me can't believe how much worse this exact phenomenon has become in just the last decade. i was in the new engineering 'innovation centre' on campus today (mostly materials engineering) and every single last motherfucking dude was straight off the boat from india or china. i don't think there are two white dudes per floor at this point.
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 15:25:47; mircea_popescu: but, fortunately for it, the us has nothing to offer. it'd be an active safari grounds for live slaves, if the women weren't generally ugly and universally fat. it is being raided to shit by indian/chinese people for whatever shreds of prestige it may have left, tho from what i hear us diplomas are becoming 2nd rate in beijing these days.
adlai: trinque: whence 1PUWDF7uVmJ57KuGipXLod2d6RqWaPETFW ? txid 3541d2b8b28c680ff287130aa2e788f056eb87a954f5f95a13f76075b9281199
pete_dushenski: obviously, this afternoon, and the fact that i'd be nutso to enter into a 20-year contract with a non-entity is why i will under no circumstances, and quite to the contrary of 'every is doing it' advice from the whole peanut gallery of well-meaning busy bodies, be starting an 'resp' account (registered educational savings plan) for my kid(s). if they want to go to law or something, i'll pony up, but if i sure as
pete_dushenski: fuck won't be making uni appear to be the sine qua non for adult life that it was presented to me as.
pete_dushenski: *everyone is doing it
pete_dushenski: << brush off one ddos and 'to the moon' ? did i miss a meta-qntra memo here or what
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 15:55:21; mircea_popescu: << check out that qntra!
pete_dushenski: no wonder alf doesn't want to sell his shares!
pete_dushenski: that guy, despite apparently not having much of a stomach for money or finance, is a pretty respectable little investor, i'll give him that
pete_dushenski: i'd almost bet against alphago just on his word alone.
pete_dushenski: s/word/action!
adlai: bitcoin is speech, yo
mircea_popescu: bishpeech
pete_dushenski: bitplease
BingoBoingo: ;;more
gribble: average: 422.290606363
adlai: you know you're busy with less trivial bullshit when you are actually surprised by btcfiat updates in #b-a
pete_dushenski: << you don't understand dirigible fantasies. it's like every comic book fan's overactive imagination telling him that 'if i only has x-ray vision i'd get so much pussy'. and then mousy radiologist (as they tend to be, in my experience), asks comicfan 'have you ever seen something with x-ray vision ? i'm not quite sure it's how you imagine.' 'nonsense, that's
assbot: Logged on 17-02-2016 16:20:50; mircea_popescu: i shall now be quiet while alf, who has never set foot in california, proceeds to explain to people who live there how the place is.
pete_dushenski: just because you're not a ~billionaire~ with x-ray vision, i forgot to mention that part. and if you tell me that you're also a billionaire, that's ok too because there are more parts i haven't mentioned yet!'
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: i call photochop on that last tumblr
pete_dushenski: mebbe this doesn't ruin it for some ?
BingoBoingo: pete_dushenski: Not a photoshop, taken in New England with a camera that sees time 7 years in advance.
deedbot-: [Qntra] UClibc Fixed getaddrinfo() Flaw Six Years Ago -
pete_dushenski: BingoBoingo: 7 years exactly eh ? that'd be on the next jubilee then ?
BingoBoingo: I don't keep track of that stuff
pete_dushenski: that's why you're not chosen!
BingoBoingo: Being chosen often means chosen for bad things.
pete_dushenski: 'there is neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so' (tm) (r)
BingoBoingo: I dunno, member of the tribe seem to have a poor track record when it comes to getting chosen for things by other groups
pete_dushenski: better chosen for 'bad' college football team then not selected to any team at all, neh ?
pete_dushenski: if you want to play ball, that is
BingoBoingo: I mean when the choice is polish ovens or not chosen...
pete_dushenski: but even this 'poor track record' is nothing but the regular stressors needed to weed out the truly idiotic from the slightly less idiotic
pete_dushenski: the world can use a good pissing off now and again, like the body can use a little rhinovirus here and there. helps keep everyone fresh.
BingoBoingo: Then there's the whole part where bacon is delicious...
pete_dushenski: well obviously kashrut is for the truly vapid
pete_dushenski: because, yes, bacon is fantastic, as are slow-braised pork short ribs
BingoBoingo: But don't you get kicked out of Jewbilee for that?
BingoBoingo: ANd disqualify yourself from pleasing Moses with macaroni pictures?
pete_dushenski: though i do blame kashrut (at least partly) for turning me off shellfish quite entirely. though i suspect that most of it is the unsavoury texture of the shit.
BingoBoingo: But oysters are maximally delicous
pete_dushenski: i also can't stand the texture of mashed potatoes, which doesn't seem to be derived from scum-sucking bottom-feeders, so i probably shouldn't blame the good book too much
pete_dushenski: BingoBoingo: if you're a liberal-atheist-spinozist-jewbilee, there's not really anyone to kick you off your 'table for one'
pete_dushenski: so carte blanche is mine as far as diet and the other 'customs' go
BingoBoingo: That's not how the theologists behind south park describe it
BingoBoingo: They were pretty clear. You go to jewbilee to make macaroni pictures to please moses
pete_dushenski: musta missed this episode
pete_dushenski: you remember the season ? i can add it to the list of shows i pretend that i'll watch one day
pete_dushenski doesn't think he spends an hour a month in front of 'tv'
BingoBoingo: TV goes behind you to provide background noise
BingoBoingo: pretty sure the episode was simply titled "Jewbilee" though
pete_dushenski: there's no background noise in library life
BingoBoingo: Come on, there's plenty of it. What else do you call the homeless people watching porn on the public terminals if not noise
adlai: BingoBoingo, mircea_popescu what's policy on including charts from external sources in bitcoin mining overview qntra articles? eg,,, etc
adlai: attribution would be given although watermarks scrubbed in anger out of spite
pete_dushenski: BingoBoingo: the fuck... not ~public~ library life. who the fuck visits those for more than the 30 seconds required to walk to shelf, to checkout, and back out
BingoBoingo: adlai: If you submit an image it might be included, but can't guarantee it would make it in.
BingoBoingo: pete_dushenski: I just though since you were in the big city you had that kind with the hobopiss
pete_dushenski: << THIS is the library life. not some goddam twobit public pisshole for treaty 6ers
adlai: BingoBoingo: alrigh,ty
pete_dushenski: BingoBoingo: o we do, but my evenings are spent in the quiet comfort of my personal residential library, not on the street.
BingoBoingo: pete_dushenski: That's the lobby
pete_dushenski: two points to anyone who recognises that picture of the library above. (if you'd been, you'd remember it!)
BingoBoingo: pete_dushenski: Anyways, this is the actual library life.
BingoBoingo: If you can't crush people with compact shelving you are wasting floorspace
phf: pete_dushenski: there's a couple of nice libraries in this country too
pete_dushenski: phf: the old cities (nyc, chi, dc) all have at least a few, to be sure
adlai: BingoBoingo: flashbacks, to days scanning barcodes in a lawfirm 'library' off the P3 (that's three floors, in the parking direction)
phf: library of congress obviously, but also all the ivies have magnificent libraries
assbot: Phillips Exeter Academy Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( )
pete_dushenski: BingoBoingo: no such thing as waste in a personal library
BingoBoingo: Also real libraries put the desks in cages
pete_dushenski: you're thinking of prisons
assbot: Information about "cage.jpg" on study cages - Davis - LocalWiki ... ( )
pete_dushenski: which, at this point, have exactly the same demo, so i can see it
adlai used this library primarily as dvd rental, preparing his blog's filler material a decade in advance
pete_dushenski: maybe not exactly, but overlap for sure
phf: i used to live couple of blocks away from frank furness library at upenn
BingoBoingo: You need the study cages to have graduate studies
BingoBoingo: locking shelves are insufficient
pete_dushenski: phf: from the pics at least it looks rather beautiful. reminds me that the us once had great people building great monuments to culture and success. it's easy to forget that on the detritus-filled web.
pete_dushenski: really, this is every bit as tragic as swapping sons before eating them.
phf: i think philadelphia as a whole is a particularly painful monument to america's past.
pete_dushenski: of the dozen or two us cities i've visited in the last decade, i couldn't agree more.
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