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deedbot-: [» Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski] In which a couple of car guys discuss computers. -
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16174 @ 0.00055567 = 8.9874 BTC [+]
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12650 @ 0.00055567 = 7.0292 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 25100 @ 0.00055484 = 13.9265 BTC [-]
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9616 @ 0.00055421 = 5.3293 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10200 @ 0.00055421 = 5.6529 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27400 @ 0.00055567 = 15.2254 BTC [+]
jurov: asciilifeform: nice. maybe put the gpg horrors on qntra or loperos?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7900 @ 0.00055488 = 4.3836 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18900 @ 0.00055488 = 10.4872 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: not a bad idea.
mircea_popescu: << in other news, eulora has progressed to feudalism, has actual redditor serfs and everything.
assbot: #Eulora log for Saturday, 2016-03-05 ... ( )
mircea_popescu: the rumour goes countess diana_coman bathory bathes in virgins' blood to maintain her youth etc.
diana_coman: bwahahaha AND I teach him ...percentages!
diana_coman: of all things
mircea_popescu: algebra ii ? how unpatriotic!
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15592 @ 0.00055492 = 8.6523 BTC [+] {3}
shinohai: ;;later tell BingoBoingo I couldn't come up with a lulzy enough filler for that story so gonna pass it on to whoever wants it.
gribble: The operation succeeded.
assbot: Bitcoin Bounty Offered of 14 Bitcoins : Bitcoin ... ( )
mircea_popescu: shinohai plox to offer short intro for redditard/other tard links. i ended up looking at that only to see that, typical for the mob, it's not any sort of bounty, but a conditional offer predicated on the impossible.
mircea_popescu: "I am offering a 14 Bitcoin Bounty leading to the arrest, conviction, AND return of my 28 Bitcoins that were stolen from me." << fancy that idiocy.
shinohai: Sounds like one of Roger Ver's "Bounties"
mircea_popescu: "i think i'm mp to offer bounties. what, i should have money ?"
mircea_popescu: then the same fucking idiots come by to "comment" on shit i do. as if we're all people now or something, in the same sense.
shinohai: I'll be damned if I help someone that stores 28 Bitcoin in an online wallet
shinohai: Even if I had a magical way to recover said BTC
asciilifeform: betcha some miraculously not-yet-dekulakized 'earlyadopt' scum - keeps 1000s in a gox.
punkman: if anyone's selling 100eur notes for 50eur, I'll buy all of them
punkman: maybe I should post a reddit bounty
asciilifeform: (imho every tardwallet thing oughta be called a gox)
mircea_popescu: then they wonder why people think they're idiots.
shinohai: But this guy wants his Bitcoins arrested and convicted the way the sentence reads.
mircea_popescu: i'm offering 14 btc for the arrest and conviction of this particular redditard by isis
mircea_popescu: payable upon beheading.
mircea_popescu: what the everloving fuck.
asciilifeform still waiting for pubkey written in piles of known heads on camera
asciilifeform: or dictated by gurgling famous captives
asciilifeform: on stakes
mircea_popescu: as if washington has a key.
mircea_popescu: fuck them, fiat states, who cares. "legal process" or w/e.
asciilifeform: washington has no key, but a snitch can walk into any of 1,000,001 gestapo ratholes and chat.
mircea_popescu: obama joining from is in no better position than random derp joining from
asciilifeform: and washington doesn't pgpsign, but somehow it is always very easy to distinguish its spew from all other.
mircea_popescu: only detrimentally.
mircea_popescu: just like should we look for places to poison mice, we'll go by the holes ; but should we look for a hero mice to reward with a wheel of cheese - we won't notice the holes.
asciilifeform: no shit
asciilifeform: but are there such things as heroic mice.
asciilifeform: and if there are, they have own keys.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 20100 @ 0.00055488 = 11.1531 BTC [-]
assbot: What Happened At The Satoshi Roundtable — Medium ... ( )
jurov: "Bitcoin Classic is ready and being run in production today by a number of bitcoin companies. Bitcoin Core has produced no such option that is production ready, and seems committed to putting out sub-optimal solutions that I described above."
jurov: bezzle-ready!
mircea_popescu: jurov feel free to fuzz, crashing it every which way will make a somewhat lulzy qntra piece
mircea_popescu: or mats or anyone else so inclined.
mircea_popescu: rather low hanging fruit, that sort of inept claim. classic is about as production ready as windows 7.
asciilifeform: i thought 'classic' was just normal prb but with 2mb constant.
mircea_popescu: eh they have nfi what they're doing. classic is essentially a social media campaign.
mircea_popescu: by idea guys for idea guys.
mircea_popescu: totally ready for "running in production" by other idea guys.
asciilifeform: how hard to twiddle a knob.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 13490 @ 0.00055567 = 7.496 BTC [+]
asciilifeform: or, what, there is other nonsense in there, not only phatblox?
asciilifeform: 'scorpions were not enough, also needs rusty nails'
kakobrekla: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitfinex BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 394.26, Best ask: 394.3, Bid-ask spread: 0.04000, Last trade: 394.25, 24 hour volume: 38813.97070032, 24 hour low: 391.5, 24 hour high: 421.7, 24 hour vwap: None
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 20000 @ 0.00055567 = 11.1134 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: ^ for the record, i've been divesting, if slowly.
mircea_popescu: bitcoin as it currently stands is a very iffy proposition. it ~absolutely~ requires the bricking of current miners to have a chance, and major protocol rewrites.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: if you divest, what'll you nuke it with?
mircea_popescu: slownuke.
mircea_popescu: let the fucktards meet the halving on halved prices.
mircea_popescu: oh herp derp we are miners and making conferences ? fucking death warrant you've signed there boys.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5993 @ 0.00055486 = 3.3253 BTC [-] {2}
asciilifeform: who ever heard of a slow nuke. dontcha want the panic stampede?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16927 @ 0.00055404 = 9.3782 BTC [-] {4}
asciilifeform: but this way the idiots can carry on thinking 'it just happened because the winds blew'
mircea_popescu: and you see a problem with this ?
asciilifeform: aha, when you kill a derp, you do it on the public stake, not by dropping a snowstorm on him, no?
mircea_popescu: except i couldn't care less about the derps. what, you think they're people or something ?
asciilifeform: they're this thing that watches the public stake and follows power?
asciilifeform: or do i catastrophically misunderstand.
mircea_popescu: well, if they had been following power they'd be sending their irs receipts to me rather than obama.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3637 @ 0.00055377 = 2.0141 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: mno, they don't watch anything, just keep humming this tune in their head. which is perfectly fine and utterly uninteresting.
asciilifeform: and just last night mircea_popescu was reminding me of e folly of throwing away old razor for incomplete lisp razor
asciilifeform: if bitcoin is yielded to usg, with what is new one to be built?
mircea_popescu: eh, usg isn't even a player.
asciilifeform: with what is the forkwar to be fought?
mircea_popescu: some idiot somewhere last year looked at whatever the fuck they look at and came to the conclusion that "we'll win this one apple - style, vc and software plox!"
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform by the looks of it, roughly around july there will be an open competition of ~myriad forks on the market.
mircea_popescu: ideally trb will at that time be ready to propose one of its own.
BingoBoingo: ;;later tell asciilifeform about crapple trial see for my perspective. *Interesting* other perspectives welcome.
assbot: FBI iPhone Circle Jerk Theater | Qntra ... ( )
gribble: The operation succeeded.
mircea_popescu: ;;google consumers revolt
gribble: B,TMSR~ and fundamental justice reform. on Trilema - A blog by ...: <>; Bitcoin prices, Bitcoin inflexibility - Mircea Popescu: <>
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: so babelocalypse?
mircea_popescu: 2nd one. not exactly news, this, is it ? was on the books for 3 years.
mircea_popescu: i even got the timing almost right. half month precision over 3 years in bitcoin is pretty impressive.
mircea_popescu: it is just about absolutely clear for me that bitcoin, just like any other technology to date, brings about absolutely no betterment for the common man.
mircea_popescu: strictly because the common man is an unrepentant imbecile proud of his imbecility, but that's a secondary consideration.
asciilifeform: so in what sense would it be worth anyone's time to work on satoshi's turd
mircea_popescu: in what sense is it worth anyone's time to do anything ?
asciilifeform: in the sense where the great satan is the common enemy of all thinking people?
mircea_popescu: aite then.
asciilifeform: gonna be interesting to see btc at fiddycents, kakobrekla , jurov, will get day jobs?
asciilifeform: who is to make wunderwaffen then.
kakobrekla: its barrel time!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu, by himself?
mircea_popescu: i thought you didn't have any, didn't care to have any and didn't etc ?
asciilifeform: or me, with my toes
jurov: lol yea, day job almost happened last year
asciilifeform: well that's why i didn't mention me
asciilifeform: i came pre-fucked
mircea_popescu: anyway, no fiddy cents. coupla hundy should be enough. miners can't actually support their shit even at current prices, if it halves.
asciilifeform: it'll be cents once gavn phorks and mircea_popescu has no nuke.
mircea_popescu: everyone forks.
mircea_popescu: and honestly, what the everloving fuck do i care. bitcoin with mining cartel is literally, and i do mean LITERALLY just a very slow, unreliable and expensive visa run by idiots.
asciilifeform: the value pumped into the old btc will go to hitler.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> jurov feel free to fuzz, crashing it every which way will make a somewhat lulzy qntra piece << Jurov takes are always welcome
BingoBoingo also doesn't recall seeing a mats piece yet
mircea_popescu: technically the value pumped into the old btc all comes from hitler anyway. what, ustard has money now ?
mircea_popescu: the intellectual value of the work trying to get it to work goes to that great place in the sky where everyone's work ever goes, gauss, newton, who have you.
asciilifeform has nfi.
asciilifeform: so trb foundation closes today?
mircea_popescu: it does ?
asciilifeform: well this is implied?
mircea_popescu: i suppose IF the july many-fork time comes and trb has nothing to offer then it might as well close.
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 14:51:11; mircea_popescu: ^ for the record, i've been divesting, if slowly.
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 15:13:36; mircea_popescu: the intellectual value of the work trying to get it to work goes to that great place in the sky where everyone's work ever goes, gauss, newton, who have you.
asciilifeform: and there is no way in hell that adacoin by july, unless mircea_popescu writes it himself...
mircea_popescu: well, not like it HAS to close. it can also continue doing what it did for the ~first half year of its existence, which is to say critique whatever prb
asciilifeform: i would like to be wrong about this. but i see no parachute.
mircea_popescu: that was not yet called either prb or core or anything, because before we came and crackd the nut, inanities avbout how "only one bitcoin software" still had currency amongthe ruminant herd.
asciilifeform: critique 1,000,001 blooming flowers of idiocy?
asciilifeform: they have infinite hitpoint. as mircea_popescu taught us.
asciilifeform: what'd be the point?
BingoBoingo: Outlasting? Isn't that the point of every cult?
mircea_popescu: mircea_popescu> in what sense is it worth anyone's time to do anything ?
asciilifeform: to kill hitler.
mircea_popescu: outlasting is, as far as one can discern, the implicit goal of life on earth.
mircea_popescu: cult or no cult, culture or no culture.
mircea_popescu: anyway, to the more general point : all our understanding as to how bitcoin should work, see for instance yest discussion, comes from dissecting how prototype-bitcoin did in fact work.
mircea_popescu: as much as we'd love to suck our own cocks, while we readily agree TODAY that "should be so and so", we'd have had no such agreement a decade ago.
mircea_popescu: no work done on satoshi codebase has yet been wasted, except that done for other people than us, or outside of b-a.
asciilifeform: bitcoin was really 2 things
asciilifeform: 1) this prototype.
asciilifeform: 2) a desperate wartime wunderwaffen that allowed for some temporary sanity
asciilifeform: e.g., kakobrekla without dayjob
mircea_popescu: well, yeah, but that 2 sunk meanwhile.
asciilifeform: and other folks at least working towards kakoization.
mircea_popescu: anyway, relax, you got plenty of time.
asciilifeform: time to do what ?
asciilifeform: buy coin at 400 so i can pay rent with it at 0.50 ?
mircea_popescu: what do you think this is, some sort of cult ?
mircea_popescu: we don't answer that kinda q for you.
mircea_popescu: anyway, what you're missing, perhaps on account of age, is that... well... i recall hanging out with kakobrekla back when bitcoin was 2 dollars.
mircea_popescu: didn't seem to make so much difference.
mircea_popescu: actually - much fewer idiots then, of the purely idiotarian type. of course all sorts of actual idiots seemed quite reasonable, pleasant folk, but what can you do.
asciilifeform: fewer still in '93.
mircea_popescu: (and yes, it was 2 dollars +-10% for a straight year)
asciilifeform: the issue is not that walking the earth sux. the issue is splat from an airplane.
asciilifeform: but at any rate, it isn't my toy, the owners can break it if they want.
mircea_popescu: free market will provide right ?
asciilifeform: but i for one don't see anyone winning from this but usg.
mircea_popescu: kinda what i was going to say next, "don't worry too much, things have a way of sorting themselves out"
mircea_popescu: eh, costco is a more likely winner than usg.
mircea_popescu: a more significant player, also.
asciilifeform: and costco is something other than usg ?
asciilifeform: all tentacles of fiat are the same animal.
mircea_popescu: fine, fine, asda.
mircea_popescu: ok, ok, prince ibrahim the unknown al saud.
asciilifeform: absolutely.
mircea_popescu: the problem here might be psychogenic.
asciilifeform: all confiscatable money is the same.
mircea_popescu: lol yeeeeah, that worked really well with the embargo and all lol. anyway.
mircea_popescu: rajit imberdejit, a 2nd vice-governor of uttar pradesh
asciilifeform: if u.s. dept of state can take his goats, he is the same as costco.
asciilifeform: ditto if moscow can.
mircea_popescu: us dept of state can do ~ nothing, but direct the dod to lose some more items .
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Maybe you are stuck between a rock and a need for vacation?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 14346 @ 0.00055734 = 7.9956 BTC [+] {4}
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i will have vacation when i'm dead.
asciilifeform: can't afford it.
deedbot-: [Qntra] Correction Takes Bitcoin Network Difficulty Down 3.1% -
BingoBoingo: I mean the vacation that lets you afford other vacations. You know the one where you sit in a cabin to make trb fork. Not full adacoin, but the possibility of adacoin.
asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu
gribble: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: unless it pays immediately, i can't afford it.
asciilifeform: i am not mircea_popescu, and have no wiggle room.
BingoBoingo: ;;later tell shinohai Fine. I'll show you how to juice that headline with a story in under 100 words, just to intoduce a target.
gribble: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i agree. but it means a very tight belt.
mircea_popescu: deedbot-> [Qntra] Correction Takes Bitcoin Network Difficulty Down 3.1% <<< curious if the drops till july will add up to 50% or not.
mircea_popescu: seems somewhat likely
BingoBoingo: In other news looks like OpenBSD Vax is ending at 5.9 as Vax hardware reaches end of operating afterlife.
deedbot-: [Trilema] No Such lAbs (S.NSA), January - February 2016 Joint Statement -
assbot: Correction Takes Bitcoin Network Difficulty Down 3.1% | Qntra ... ( )
assbot: Correction Takes Bitcoin Network Difficulty Down 3.1% | Qntra ... ( )
assbot: Correction Takes Bitcoin Network Difficulty Down 3.1% | Qntra ... ( )
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: plox fix 'subsidize'
asciilifeform: << iirc there is an acceptably good emulator, but this would sorta defeat the purpose
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 16:19:23; BingoBoingo: In other news looks like OpenBSD Vax is ending at 5.9 as Vax hardware reaches end of operating afterlife.
BingoBoingo: I'll dig up the archive of the theo mail but he sent it today if anyone else wants to dig first
deedbot-: [Qntra] Frontier County Prosecutor Alleges Circle Jerk iPhone Carries "Cyber Pathogens" -
BingoBoingo: ^ shinohai see above, maybe get a blog to practice the writing thing on not-news so that you may better news.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: incidentally, nowhere in volkischer beobachter will you find mention of the 100s of folks who mailed in offers to usg to root the pnohe with the very simple nand flash removal method.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: See and following message in thread
asciilifeform: (because the case is not about any of this idiocy, but something else)
BingoBoingo: because Hegelian social engineering
BingoBoingo: outcome doesn't matter, but conversation in the media is everything
deedbot-: [BitBet Bets Bets] 1.27408011 BTC on 'No' - AlphaGo will defeat Lee Sedol overall in March 2016 match -
BingoBoingo: lulz from mircea_popescu's qntra adventure in Argentina
mircea_popescu: awww, argentards dun like to hear ?
mircea_popescu: so surprise much wow.
mircea_popescu: amusingly enough, does retard-argentina have more retards than retard-buttcoin ?
BingoBoingo: I'm honestly pleased that the spanish used it so simple as to be easily and painlessly read without translating thinking
asciilifeform: !up Sheepola
thestringpuller: BingoBoingo: i'm half tempted to temporarily lower my iq with drugs just to understand "them" better...
thestringpuller: i guess this is where the phrase, "Can I get what you're somking" comes from
asciilifeform: thestringpuller: they don't make dope this strong, you will need head+brickwall
thestringpuller: sounds like a temporary solutions with long term health side effects
BingoBoingo: Increase velocity and it can be permanent
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: << lulz from btc-e crudbox. apparently they make filipinos in ru.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16550 @ 0.00055377 = 9.1649 BTC [-] {2}
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Didn't SU have it's own philipino style satellite?
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: You know. One it converts to speaking ru while leaving to maintain it's tribal intellectual poverty. Maybe the Aleuts or something? Or did RU/SU not do this?
BingoBoingo: alf you may appreciate this wholesale name theft
assbot: Ubitquity Releases ‘Revolutionary’ Blockchain Real Estate Platform - Bitcoin News ... ( )
BingoBoingo: Stole name from Ubitquiti
BingoBoingo: snore, but shows advancing lack of shame
BingoBoingo: Or peril of naming yourself almost a dictionary word
assbot: French parliament votes to jail tech execs who refuse to decrypt data • The Register ... ( )
deedbot-: [Daniel P. Barron] The mega-problem of bitcoin -
asciilifeform: ;;isup
gribble: is down
asciilifeform: danielpbarron ^
danielpbarron: well that's odd.. i'm ircing from the same ip
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: seems like your www serv fell down.
danielpbarron: very strange, I can ping it on my local network, but can't ssh to it
BingoBoingo: danielpbarron: are you sure you have enough RAM on pogo to serve wordpress?
BingoBoingo: danielpbarron: You may have to flense your wordpress further or consider an alternate blogotron based off of werc (Which I have been thinking about but have lacked the chance to explore myself yet)
danielpbarron: well why has it been working up till now? did so many try to load that at once?
BingoBoingo: It's likely on 256 MB of RAM that that would have knocked down your www tron
danielpbarron: pretty sure i had swap actived on that one
BingoBoingo: But pogo-speed swap...
BingoBoingo: danielpbarron: Anyways the first place to look at flensing wordpress is your theme.
BingoBoingo: Reduce the number of php calls it needs to do to look the way it does
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15050 @ 0.00055377 = 8.3342 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: lol france
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform> nope. << orly ? ukr ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: where ru built everything that distinguishes it from zimbabwe? please play again.
mircea_popescu: how are the phillipines distinguished from kenya ?
asciilifeform: well there is a dimm on my desk stamped 'made in philippines.' there is not, and i looked, one 'made in kenya'.
mircea_popescu: " where ru built everything that distinguishes it from zimbabwe?"
mircea_popescu: don't tell me lazy ladybois did that!
asciilifeform: 100% of what sets the ukrs - quite temporarily - above the monkeys in the zoo, is of su design and manufacture.
asciilifeform: and yes, largely by long-dead folks.
mircea_popescu: and 100% of what sets the piony - quite temporarily - above the monekys in the zoo is of anglo design and manufacture
mircea_popescu: and DEFINITELY by long-dead folks.
mircea_popescu: ;;google pinoy
gribble: Pinoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>; Urban Dictionary: pinoy: <>; Pinoy Tambayan | Watch Pinoy TV Shows Online: <>
asciilifeform: certainly true
mircea_popescu: so then yes - ukraine, direct equiv ?
asciilifeform: not in the sense BingoBoingo asked for
asciilifeform: afaik the anglos did not so much as attempt to culturally 'uplift' the pinoy.
mircea_popescu: depends on your definition thereof.
mircea_popescu: introduced xtianity, for instance.
mircea_popescu: also - clothing.
asciilifeform: the ukrs pulled a successful 'fast one' by swallowing up several mil. native ru folk.
asciilifeform: and enslaving.
mircea_popescu: similarly there
mircea_popescu: enslaving my butt.
asciilifeform: what anglos toil in the philippines ?
mircea_popescu: if only there were enslaving.
asciilifeform: nobody asked donbas if it wants to mine coal to power imbecilic kiev.
asciilifeform: to keep nuland's snatch warm
asciilifeform: so - enslaved.
mircea_popescu: eh, get out of here. the last enslaving went the other way, back in stalin's day.
mircea_popescu: nobody asked ukrs if they wanted to fight "the facscist invader" etc.
asciilifeform: stalin followed peter's 'colonization with the crown as sole european' model.
mircea_popescu: kinda ironic how hitler never realised poland/ukraina/etc actually liked him a lot more than saxony.
asciilifeform: at least until he went into tilt, it did.
asciilifeform: but certainly not where, e.g., dirlewanger, had been.
mircea_popescu: that tilt is not even what anglo sources usually like to pretend.
mircea_popescu: loved the jew burning.
asciilifeform: to the point that they didn't leave so many for the germans to use
asciilifeform: ditto baltics
mircea_popescu: well for that matter - france.
asciilifeform: there is an interesting (ru) account of a witness who saw the latvians, in anticipation of german arrival, have some fun at a yeshiva
asciilifeform: they frogmarch the bearded folks to the local mechanic shop
mircea_popescu: by and large, quite happy with hitler. at least he's not english. then degaulle came up with a piously fraudulent reinterpretation of the early 40s
asciilifeform: and stuff the air hose down moth
asciilifeform: blowing out his guts through the arse.
asciilifeform: then - next.
asciilifeform: i have always wondered if this is a plausible tale, anatomically
mircea_popescu: air has to go somewhere.
asciilifeform: yeah but is there enough pressure.
asciilifeform: and wouldn't you expect peritoneal burst prior.
mircea_popescu: quite. asshole not designed or intended to hold pressure in that way.
mircea_popescu: how would you distinguish "peritoneal burst" from this ?
asciilifeform: witness specifically said 'guts fell from arse'
mircea_popescu: this is a trained surgeon that'd so distinguish ?
asciilifeform: devil knows.
mircea_popescu: "not THAt inch, THIs inch!"
asciilifeform: i think about this story every time i turn on my compressor.
mircea_popescu: you recall the story of that weioghlifter who butt-exploded shattering shit and blood all over ?
mircea_popescu: was a thing.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo?
mircea_popescu: ;;google "i remember pushing extra hard" weightlifter anal
gribble: 80 Badass Quotes About Training - Chris McCombs: <>; Weightlifter - Rotten: <>; Advanced Body Weight Workout - This Will Kick Your Ass | Nerd ...: <>
mircea_popescu: hm. i recall the exact quote. derp was "and then i felt like i was pushing extra hard..."
asciilifeform: l0l survived ?
asciilifeform: surgeons made him a new arse ?
danielpbarron: my wwwtron seems to have recovered on its own.. working for now if you want to try
asciilifeform: seems to work.
mircea_popescu: i see it.
asciilifeform: unrelatedly, does anybody else find it curious that the linux kernel offers no way to remap keys ?
asciilifeform: and FUCKING NO, the idiot xmodmap thing is pointedly not it (doesn't work in the console) and the keymap derpery is also not it (doesn't work in X) and neither works in, e.g., 'dosbox'.
asciilifeform: on proper machine i do it in hardware.
assbot: Weightlifter ... ( )
asciilifeform: on laptops, stuck with the idiocy
asciilifeform: (i consider a machine where ctrl is NOT where capslock usually is, and capslock isn't GONE, -- UNUSABLE)
asciilifeform: punkman: interesting.
mircea_popescu: word, he found it.
mircea_popescu: that's the one. penn state, looks like 20 eyars ago ?
punkman: snopes says the text is dubious though
assbot: Weight Lifter with Prolapsed Rectum : ... ( )
mircea_popescu: i myself am persuaded that's a very accurate model of how "force air in oral cavity" would work.
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> BingoBoingo? << was a thing, don't recall exact link or quote
mircea_popescu: there's also the case of the retarded romanian workers who stuck a compressed air outlet in the woman's vagina for lulz, ended up with a fatality.
punkman: the split uniform looks suspicious, could also be some goatse dude instead of weightlifter
BingoBoingo: <danielpbarron> my wwwtron seems to have recovered on its own.. working for now if you want to try << take this opportunity to flense. It's seriously 90%+ of making wordpress www worthy
mircea_popescu: but iirc we did that in the logs.
punkman: fuck wordpress, use one of those static site generators
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: how distribute coins without mining?
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 18:48:33; mircea_popescu: there's also the case of the retarded romanian workers who stuck a compressed air outlet in the woman's vagina for lulz, ended up with a fatality.
asciilifeform: not blood loss
BingoBoingo did suggest werc + plugin universe, but I have yet to explore that much myself
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: see last night's thread
BingoBoingo: werc is cat-v/9base thing
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: as quoted by danielpbarron
punkman: nice, ETH = 0.02943110 BTC
punkman: ;;ticker --market all
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 399.11, vol: 18536.01772323 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 402.598, vol: 10493.82931 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 398.6, vol: 51987.50437469 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 405.01, vol: 1.38919073 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 409.344, vol: 66669.56750000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 392.95, vol: 5581.80816405 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 390.511, vol: 218.100316 | Volume-weighted last average: (1 more message)
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: quite possibly cutting mining apart from transacting was a design error.
asciilifeform: ditto address-generation from mining.
asciilifeform: if you want to plow a field, what would you rather have? two strong oxen? or 4294967296 cockroaches.
punkman: #altcoin-assets when
ben_vulpes: #bitcoin-redesign
asciilifeform: punkman: iirc we already had
ben_vulpes: #bitcoin-design, rather
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12500 @ 0.00055544 = 6.943 BTC [+] {2}
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: the one thing i will say for certain is that the moving parts gotta be ~number-theoretical~ entities, rather than idiot protocol-promise goop
asciilifeform: (with their magic bitfields, etc.)
punkman: does monero solve the miner-can-block-my-tx with its ring signatures? (ping fluffypony)
assbot: Logged on 22-05-2014 17:00:58; asciilifeform: re: 'monero': 'Egalitarian proof of work' << do we need to read past this line ?
asciilifeform: and megatonnes of other misc. retardation.
punkman: I think wot+credit-lines solutions are interesting, sorta like the original ripple before the derps bought the name
asciilifeform: punkman: interesting how ?
asciilifeform: or rather, how is this not a throwback to manually-cranked hawala.
asciilifeform: 8th c. state-of-the-art.
punkman: yep
asciilifeform: if i want this, i can go to kandahar.
asciilifeform: and fuck goats.
asciilifeform: it is, imho, uninteresting.
asciilifeform: or, rather, the folks to whom it is interesting, are already doing it.
fluffypony: punkman: miners can block whatever they want
fluffypony: but as to whether they can tell if a transaction is yours, yes, that's something we solve
asciilifeform: fluffypony: solve how ?
asciilifeform: and what are the boundary conditions ?
fluffypony: asciilifeform: by removing the ability for miners to identify your transaction without, say, compromising your machine
asciilifeform: this is the claim.
asciilifeform: but where is the proof ?
asciilifeform: gimme the theorem.
asciilifeform: and even if it were so, it does not help bitbet, which ~already~ could 'prevent miners from blocking tx' IF it chose to keep them secret, but pointedly DOES NOT WANT
asciilifeform: i know of at least 3 'dark coin' schemes, each of dubious cryptographic foundation, for 'nonpublic tx'
asciilifeform: imho the notion is misguided. existing bitcoin can work this way if one wants it to. but, e.g., bitbet, DOES NOT
asciilifeform: want to.
assbot: Monero Research Lab - Protecting Your Privacy's Future ... ( )
fluffypony: and the original CryptoNote whitepaper:
fluffypony: proofs are at the end
fluffypony: the MRL1, MRL4, and MRL5 papers are most relevant to the more enhancements we've made or are making
asciilifeform: ring signature just lets you 'one of keys k1,k2, COULD HAVE signed this.'
asciilifeform: there is nothing magic about it.
fluffypony: nobody said there was
fluffypony: but you asked for proofs
asciilifeform: and does not protect against any serious actor.
fluffypony: they're in the whitepaper
fluffypony: stealth addresses provide unlinkability, ring signatures provide untraceability
fluffypony: definitions of both of those terms are in the whitepaper
fluffypony: RingCT obscures transaction amounts, that's in MRL5
asciilifeform: and if you want to prove that a particular tx was yours ?
asciilifeform: say, because you want to actually get the thing you were paying for ?
fluffypony: you have multiple options, the easiest of which is reveal the private key for that transaction
fluffypony: all it does is allow a recreation of the key images for that transaction in order to verify that you actually created it
fluffypony: seriously, read the whitepaper
fluffypony: there's actual maths in it
asciilifeform: and what does this do to the anonymity of your other transactions ?
fluffypony: unless you're in the habit of publicly revealing this information for all your transactions it does nothing
fluffypony: (by nothing I mean its effects are cryptographically negligible)
asciilifeform: if 'ring signature' means what shamir meant by it, than it is not 'negligible.'
asciilifeform: srsly i am tired of the crypto abuse.
fluffypony: really, in 30 seconds?
asciilifeform: the last time we had this thread !
asciilifeform: or what, this is a new one ?
asciilifeform: with different mechanism ?
fluffypony: so then you understand that the ring signatures are only on inputs
asciilifeform: so if you reveal your connection with whatever inputs, you have given non-negligible info to the enemy.
fluffypony: so if an input appears to come from 20 outputs on the blockchain there is an equiprobable chance that each of those 20 outputs is the real one
fluffypony: if you reveal it then you reveal which of the outputs was really yours
asciilifeform: and when those outputs in turn become inputs ?
asciilifeform: for another tx
fluffypony: yes - so in any future transaction if you happen to use the same output in a ring then one of those is out
asciilifeform: and here we get to the boojum.
fluffypony: but you can blacklist those outputs in your personal capacity
asciilifeform: and so now i'm stuck having to juggle pots of own coin to maintain this so-called auto anonymity ?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 23400 @ 0.00055365 = 12.9554 BTC [-] {2}
fluffypony: consider what the chance is of you mixing with an output you've already revealed to an attacker
asciilifeform: this is the thing about fancy schemes, apparently i'm an evil terrorist for thinking 17 steps ahead instead of the apparently assumed 1 or 2.
asciilifeform: fluffypony: if i'm, e.g., bitbet, and ROUTINELY reveal outputs, the chance is 100%.
fluffypony: there's absolutely nothing fancy about this
fluffypony: so there's a bucket of tens of thousands of outputs, and you routinely reveal outputs, so there's a 100% chance you're going to mix with a previously revealed output?
asciilifeform: as t-->+inf - YES.
asciilifeform: ring signature adds an astonishing amount of complexity, for dubious gain.
asciilifeform: this is my verdict.
fluffypony: so in this one special case you have to maybe blacklist outputs and not mix with them
fluffypony: for everyone else your special case doesn't apply
asciilifeform: spoonful of shit in barrel of wine.
fluffypony: so your argument adds an astonishingly nonsensical case that presents dubious privacy risks
asciilifeform: now there is ~at least one~ special case to think about, whereas before there were none.
asciilifeform: whole thing is quite reminiscent of tor.
asciilifeform: where 'no one could possibly break' unless 'special case', which, guess what, reliably happened.
asciilifeform: because it could.
fluffypony: ah yes, the asciilifeform "everything is bad except this hardware thing I've been working on for 4 years and still can't finish" argument
asciilifeform: not even related ?
asciilifeform: except perhaps in the 'you kicked my puppy so i'll kick yours' sense ?
asciilifeform: guess what, i have no puppy.
fluffypony chuckles
asciilifeform: kick to your heart's content.
fluffypony: I'm not kicking anything, I just find it amusing
danielpbarron: how was the roundtable, fluffypony ?
fluffypony: equal parts interesting and frustrating
fluffypony: mircea_popescu came up a couple of times
fluffypony: mostly in the context of "we should have invited him to add a voice to this, but I doubt he'd come to the USA"
danielpbarron: oh it was in the US? where? I thought it was on some island somewhere
fluffypony: first one was on an island
fluffypony: this one was in Sandpiper Bay in Florida
asciilifeform: does fluffypony also go to winemaking conferences in riyadh ?
asciilifeform: porn-making conf in teheran ?
asciilifeform: do they also wonder why mircea_popescu won't come.
fluffypony: I don't think there was a question of whether or not he would come
fluffypony: but a question of whether or not he was invited
danielpbarron: they'd have to make room for his harem
asciilifeform bbl, heard that the ants in the kitchen are having a conference, and wouldn't mind if he attended to 'add his voice'
mircea_popescu: "catastrophically exploded internal organs".
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 18:50:00; asciilifeform: not blood loss
mircea_popescu: << if this is true, it really takes bitcoin outside of this whole "be your own bank" mental space
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 18:53:43; asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: quite possibly cutting mining apart from transacting was a design error.
mircea_popescu: large part of the promise and value of bitcoin is exactly this chickenizing of banking.
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mircea_popescu: << yeah, but think abotu the reason the name was sold in the first place.
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 19:04:44; punkman: I think wot+credit-lines solutions are interesting, sorta like the original ripple before the derps bought the name
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 19:23:55; asciilifeform: and even if it were so, it does not help bitbet, which ~already~ could 'prevent miners from blocking tx' IF it chose to keep them secret, but pointedly DOES NOT WANT
mircea_popescu: << you realise that provability and anonimity are in this exact sense contrary desires, you will necessarily be stuck with something like this if you want to at the same time both.
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 19:34:34; asciilifeform: and so now i'm stuck having to juggle pots of own coin to maintain this so-called auto anonymity ?
mircea_popescu: this has nothing to do with math, even. it's a given.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 49100 @ 0.00055336 = 27.17 BTC [-] {6}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 14556 @ 0.00055323 = 8.0528 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: << so what becomes of the outputs then. blacklisted 4evar ?
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 19:37:29; fluffypony: so in this one special case you have to maybe blacklist outputs and not mix with them
mircea_popescu: << well, the privacy risks aren't exactly dubious in that i don't atm see how ring signatures would prevent miner cartel from attacking bitbet. except, of course, if predicated on "miners are lazy and dumb". which is true - until they aren't. much like ants are lazy and dumb, until they get into the fridge, at which point they'll dumbly&lazily never want to leave.
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 19:38:03; fluffypony: so your argument adds an astonishingly nonsensical case that presents dubious privacy risks
ben_vulpes: did i miss a fork proposal for july that would nuke miner cartelization, or perhaps even pooled mining?
mircea_popescu: << let's not flatter ourselves. the odds of mp showing up to "add a voice" to $randomitem are ~nil.
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 19:43:06; fluffypony: mostly in the context of "we should have invited him to add a voice to this, but I doubt he'd come to the USA"
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes if you did so did i.
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 19:45:43; asciilifeform: porn-making conf in teheran ?
mircea_popescu: but mostly to add some nudity.
ben_vulpes: i found an antipooling design 'idea' on hackingdistributed
ben_vulpes: but that's all i've found so far.
assbot: The necessary prerequisite for any change to the Bitcoin protocol on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
assbot: How to Disincentivize Large Bitcoin Mining Pools ... ( )
ben_vulpes: but yes that too
mircea_popescu: i'll click later
mircea_popescu: anwyay, yes, bitcoin is traversing perhaps the first true crisis since its founding, between now and the halving.
mircea_popescu: a sort of puberty i guess.
mircea_popescu: ironically, it had absolutely nothing to do with all the derps, in the end.
mircea_popescu: not with the wanna-be ceos and assorted "captains of industry" ; not with the wanna-be coders and assorted "power rangers" ; not with the wanna-be journos and assorted redditards ; not with the wanna-be sikrit agents and assorted nsa tools.
mircea_popescu: so many wasted lives, huh.
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: i stopped reading at 'Any good solution in this space must also preserve the large investments many miners have made and are planning to make in their equipment.' and the swimming pool photo (??!)
ben_vulpes: it aint' great, asciilifeform
asciilifeform: i want my 10 seconds back.
ben_vulpes: complain to fluffypony he took what, 3 minutes?
asciilifeform: ~30 to date.
asciilifeform: (counting only mine)
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16250 @ 0.00055697 = 9.0508 BTC [+] {4}
asciilifeform: << so am i thick, or what did nsa even want if not for mircea_popescu to go long on fiat?
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 20:10:03; mircea_popescu: not with the wanna-be ceos and assorted "captains of industry" ; not with the wanna-be coders and assorted "power rangers" ; not with the wanna-be journos and assorted redditards ; not with the wanna-be sikrit agents and assorted nsa tools.
asciilifeform: the enemies of sound money are uncorking champagne today.
asciilifeform: the escape hatch from toiletpaper weimarworld closes.
asciilifeform: which is all they want.
mircea_popescu: yea well.
mircea_popescu: you hafta understand mp was rich and powerful long before bitcoin.
asciilifeform: afaik everyone knew this?
mircea_popescu: so it's not that simple.
mircea_popescu: but yes, the enemies of sound money are certainly served by bitcoin miner cartelization. doh.
mircea_popescu: ipso definitio unsound money.
asciilifeform: mp calls artillery strike on own position. takes cover in bunker. the rest of tmsr - in ???.
mircea_popescu: again with the effects talk. looky : what'd you have me do, not say anything ?
asciilifeform: hey if i knew how to fly a dirigible, i'd be flyin.
mircea_popescu: all through the past 7 years the whole spiel was "[these known vulnerabilities] but the miners would never dare do that because of market reaction". what exactly did you imagine that reaction is built out of ? reddit derping ?
mircea_popescu: the market reaction is built out of divestment.
asciilifeform: and anyway i predicted in '13 when first showed up here.
asciilifeform: so i can l0llate.
mircea_popescu: and yeah, sure, perhaps the market's not rational enough, and yeah, sure, maybe fed prints more to buy bitcoin. whatevs.
mircea_popescu: stop worring about what things mean and what may come and so forth, focus on doing the right thing at each juncture i say.
mircea_popescu: as long as "i did nothing wrong" at each successive point, you'll be a happy dead man.
asciilifeform: this is given to no one.
asciilifeform: 'know i did nothng wrong'
mircea_popescu: why not ?
asciilifeform: which is why every old officer wakes up screamng now and then, and recalculates, again and again
mircea_popescu: this trivially reduces to "usable computer can not be built". which is it.
asciilifeform: has not been built.
mircea_popescu: anyway, ftr, re ben_vulpes link (not that i've read it or intend to read random derpage from nobodies on topics) - years ago protecting miner investment made sense as a topic.
asciilifeform: aha. when the bees stop making honey, they are no longer valuable livestock, but just annoying vermin.
mircea_popescu: somethinglikethat.
asciilifeform: and so - ddt.
BingoBoingo: !up JuliaTourianski_
asciilifeform: the problem is that bees also pollinate.
JuliaTourianski_: ;;bcauth JuliaTourianski_
gribble: Request successful for user JuliaTourianski_, hostmask JuliaTourianski_!68c89707@gateway/web/freenode/ip. Your challenge string is: freenode:#bitcoin-otc:0ae7ad23affed4fee02c6fe2d6a4b48efb8dbeb2660539f943f9ae9c
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 30150 @ 0.00055323 = 16.6799 BTC [-] {2}
BingoBoingo: !t m s.qntr
assbot: [MPEX:S.QNTR] 1D: 0 / 0 / 0 (0 shares, 0 BTC), 7D: / / ( shares, BTC), 30D: 0.00023293 / 0.00039746 / 0.00049913 (203014 shares, 80.69 BTC)
BingoBoingo: !t m s.bbet
assbot: [MPEX:S.BBET] 1D: 0 / 0 / 0 (0 shares, 0 BTC), 7D: / / ( shares, BTC), 30D: 0.000105 / 0.000105 / 0.000105 (500 shares, 0.05 BTC)
BingoBoingo: !t m s.mpoe
assbot: [MPEX:S.MPOE] 1D: 0.00055323 / 0.00055571 / 0.00055936 (845759 shares, 470.00 BTC), 7D: 0.00055323 / 0.00057967 / 0.00059897 (15875140 shares, 9,202.36 BTC), 30D: 0.00054156 / 0.00056753 / 0.00059897 (87631792 shares, 49,734.17 BTC)
BingoBoingo: !t m s.nsa
assbot: [MPEX:S.NSA] 1D: 0 / 0 / 0 (0 shares, 0 BTC), 7D: / / ( shares, BTC), 30D: 0.000085 / 0.00008503 / 0.000086 (3000 shares, 0.26 BTC)
BingoBoingo: !t m
assbot: [MPEX:S.MG] 1D: 0 / 0 / 0 (0 shares, 0 BTC), 7D: / / ( shares, BTC), 30D: 0.0001 / 0.00010096 / 0.000105 (7000 shares, 0.71 BTC)
BingoBoingo: !t m x.eur
assbot: [MPEX:X.EUR] 1D: 0.00254491 / 0.00254562 / 0.00254685 (342 shares, 0.87 BTC), 7D: 0.00254491 / 0.00259691 / 0.00262744 (1539 shares, 4.00 BTC), 30D: 0.00253517 / 0.00273559 / 0.00332476 (9614 shares, 26.30 BTC)
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: yer a bit early for the gotterdammerung. give it time.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: I'm just trying to figure out how to cover this actual crisis now that Bitcoin has one.
asciilifeform: this is like asking how to cover meteor.
asciilifeform: everyone can just look out the window and see the black sky.
asciilifeform: no need to read.
ben_vulpes: seveneves!
BingoBoingo: What? No one literate enough to make code has started prototyping necessary brick chicom hardware fork?
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: oh how i hated that thing
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: quite mizerable.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: didja miss all the schelling point threads?
BingoBoingo: I'm trying to digest how this all relates if the biggest schelling point of Cliter reign follows halving.
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: i read whole thing, and cannot even begin to count the necessary barf buckets.
ben_vulpes: so cartelization, preservation of extant btc distribution not even desireable. sounds like a new genesis, altcoin, if the prototype is even preserveable?
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: we had a rusty old boat. it was pathetic and barely floated, but it was a boat.
asciilifeform: now mircea_popescu opened scuttling valve.
asciilifeform: which was his privilege.
BingoBoingo: So, how do we make a better boat on the open sea?
asciilifeform: or rather i have quite fi
asciilifeform: but no resource.
BingoBoingo: A boat which, in scuttling value we can float new boat in?
asciilifeform: which is ~same as nfi.
asciilifeform: no such thing.
BingoBoingo: Spz adacoin, could not old boat be scuttled into supporting that or?
ben_vulpes: no time
BingoBoingo: Like the hardfork dilemma.
asciilifeform: and mircea_popescu doesn't support things, period. and imho this is reasonable.
BingoBoingo: So, are we reverting back to seeing how many benjies we can shove into the bank of arse?
asciilifeform: so unless BingoBoingo writes adacoin, there is no adacoin.
asciilifeform: get crackin'.
BingoBoingo: hmmm....
BingoBoingo going to clear some brush and think about life.
asciilifeform: << that only worked because, in phorkwar, one could sell phork-btc and buy btc, forming an arse-mouth loop.
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 20:50:12; BingoBoingo: Like the hardfork dilemma.
asciilifeform: and any btc holder could play.
asciilifeform: this does not work for alts.
asciilifeform: (because there is no satisfactory way of bootstrapping any alt.)
asciilifeform: nor anything to prevent an alt from being bulldozed by ft meade, or beijing, or whoever else can print money and bake silicon.
asciilifeform: and, as usual, i have a pill against these boojums, but it is very bitter and i promise that no one will want it.
asciilifeform: (tldr: hawala over gossipd. an end to the 'anyone is a bank' dream.)
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform> (because there is no satisfactory way of bootstrapping any alt.) << in principle a ~WELL DESIGNED~ alt with a ~WELL CHOSEN~ pow would work quite well.
asciilifeform: against the printing press ?
mircea_popescu: benefits from all the marketing bitcoin did for it, without having to pay (in the shape of entrenched idiots of all stripes)
mircea_popescu: however, if it is going to be an altcoin, as in, no continuity, then it doesn't matter so much if tomorrow or yest or whenever.
asciilifeform: printing press throws infinite silicon at it.
mircea_popescu: printing press does no such thing. never did.
mircea_popescu: if whatever you're doing is threatened by a government, you're either very stupid or very lazy.
BingoBoingo: So, how do we well design an alt.
asciilifeform: and btc cartel is what?
mircea_popescu: and sure, you can blame the miners. the problem is - the design sort-of forced this endgame upon them. i doubt most of the chinese even understand ~what went wrong~, in the very faint general, letalone in this specific ~what we did wrong~. by the chinese bible they were being very reasonable and i just don't understand how the world works. ach ach my dear fellow mp.
mircea_popescu: after the unintentional hardfork over the imbecillic high-s thing, this was perhaps inevitable. what are they do to ?
asciilifeform: now this is true.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform btc cartel is a bunch of dudes with some technical ability and no clue generally.
asciilifeform: the interesting moment will be whe usg hyenas feast on the corpses,
asciilifeform: of them.
mircea_popescu: you and your twin anal and usg preoccupations.
mircea_popescu: have you noticed this ?
asciilifeform: i'm a prisoner.
asciilifeform: whaddayawant.
mircea_popescu: hopefully some hicks from missouri capture you and i can hear all about the ozarks supremacy for a while.
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asciilifeform: same thing.
JuliaTourianski_: the Chinese miners want and like single leadership because chinese.
JuliaTourianski_: they will never go against perceived consensus
mircea_popescu: pity they already did.
JuliaTourianski_: they went against core?
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mircea_popescu: JuliaTourianski_ no, they went against the consensus. what's core ?
BingoBoingo: JuliaTourianski_: They went against the don't be shitheads when 51+%
BingoBoingo: Further ~80-90 percent of hash all got together and MET!?
JuliaTourianski_: oh thats another thing altogether
BingoBoingo: But the same problem
JuliaTourianski_: i was thinking blocksize
mircea_popescu: stop focusing on teh irrelevant.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo imagine someone somewhere thinking this is a good idea.
mircea_popescu: now imagine what other incredibly dumb shit they imagine is a good idea for crying out loud.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: This is why /me leans towards well designed altcoin as solution. Something capable being ada-ified, but perhaps implementable in rougher form.
BingoBoingo: Becaus ewe can't have a republic without money
BingoBoingo: At least not without aloha snackbar
mircea_popescu: "well designed" does not happeb by fiat.
JuliaTourianski_: the thing alt coiners don't get is...if btc "fails" alt coins lose all cred. wont get any traction EVEN if perfect
BingoBoingo: JuliaTourianski_: BTC just failed, now what?
BingoBoingo: And there's no well designed alts
JuliaTourianski_: back to gold
JuliaTourianski_: and ur dark place
mircea_popescu: JuliaTourianski_ nobody wants "the cred" of imbecile redditars & all.
mircea_popescu: i'd honestly much prefer the situation where "evangelism" never happened.
BingoBoingo: And now TSA plucks arsecoin out or arsecoin wallet with flashlight
asciilifeform: if you're talking about gold and you aren't wearing a crown and leading an army -- delusional.
mircea_popescu: in fact, the lot of them getting burned off is at least as valuable as bricking the idiot chinese miner rigs.
JuliaTourianski_: reddit is a pool of people who should never breed
JuliaTourianski_: well guys
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: famine doesn't affect rats and mice. quite the opposite.
JuliaTourianski_: jackson palmer said usd will outlive btc so lets all fold our cards.
mod6: if this is all correct, then i agree with alf. there is no reason to continue work on trb - we should suspend, indefinately, all efforts therein. At least until somehow we have a re-write that resolves these issues.
mircea_popescu: mod6 your call to make, together with ben_vulpes i guess - the point remains, if no trb offering in july, no trb offering in july.
BingoBoingo: mod6: Well, work on a trb with a new genesis block could be an interesting skeleton for altcoin. It opens the door to flensing far deeper.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: not really.
mod6: Why is july a thing? This doesn't make sense. If prb wants to fork a centralized mining protocol, that doesn't make it any less dead.
asciilifeform: try to undestand the difference between bug and misdesign.
mircea_popescu: mod6 because more or less then, it'll be a case of "well... what does everyone use ?"
mod6: well, everyone who doens't matter.
mod6: and that's not good enough.
asciilifeform: and i admit that i wonder about mpex.
mod6: so if derps wanna use centralized mining shitware, they can continue. but i wont, and you wont.
mircea_popescu: something like that.
asciilifeform: what does mircea_popescu say to the shareholders? 'enjoy the ride dowd to the ground from 20,000 metres' ?
mircea_popescu: why do you suppose anything has to be said in particular ? i dun follow.
shinohai: without trb, Bitcoin is basically useless. To me anyway.
BingoBoingo will nevar be able to get an address in another currency as beautiful as 1LvCuntsJyFFQsLuJhBXBPokbQa7SAyMr4 again
mircea_popescu: if gates switches to euros, what would he say to microshit shareholders ?
asciilifeform: not analogous.
mircea_popescu: be specific.
asciilifeform: euros are same as usd.
mircea_popescu: to random microshit investor, bitcoin is the same as flooz.
BingoBoingo thinks MPEx can have important role as market between BlightCoin and Coin during the transition.
asciilifeform: well yes.
asciilifeform: and to a bitcoin user, currencies that have to mive physically, or hawalate, are all stone knives.
asciilifeform: and prop up the state.
mircea_popescu: well yeah.
asciilifeform: but to say that mircea_popescu's retreat is of no interest to mpex users, beggars the imagination and melts my brain.
asciilifeform: but who am i to say.
mircea_popescu: if it's of interest or not it is their call to make neh ?
asciilifeform: the spartans can speak for themselves
asciilifeform: with their swords.
mircea_popescu: anyway, i suppose it's absolutely obvious and entirely uncontroversial that a bitcoin with cartel-mining is entirely uninteresting to everyone.
mircea_popescu: not that the philipinos won't be coming out of the underbrush to push the unexpected "just as good" verbiage, or w/e.
asciilifeform: the cartel was not reliably in control.
asciilifeform: there was, e.g., no usg whitelist.
asciilifeform: the way there is with visa.
mircea_popescu: dude wouldja stop with the usg shoehorning ?
mircea_popescu: the united states of america DO NOT MATTER.
mircea_popescu: nobody cares. really. honestly.
mircea_popescu: they have no power, no influence, no impact and no credibility.
asciilifeform: it is simply the current britain. forget the particular.
mircea_popescu: it ended, long ago, various 2nd hand leaders a la putin now and again go to kick the once-great, currently ridiculous loser.
asciilifeform: all fiat is one.
mircea_popescu: wouldja stop being confusing.
asciilifeform: lizards print, while others work. that is what fiat is. in roman debased silver, or today.
mircea_popescu: nobody in the us has done a spot of work in about fifty years.
asciilifeform: why work when you can print, aha.
mircea_popescu: anyway. in my personal scoreboard, this is chalked down as one of those grand disasters of stupidity. exactly in line with an older article of yours,
mircea_popescu: "these idiots were given an opportunity, and they figured running the rigs as efficiently as possible is everything that may ever matter."
mircea_popescu: no nefariousness need be involved for people to fuck up grandiosely.
asciilifeform: and when the time comes and beijing prints, while swedish coolies toil, beijing will be indistinguishable from today's washington.
Reydev: hey guys is the current discussion still related to the bitbet payout thing discussed some days ago?
asciilifeform: Reydev: it is.
Reydev: ok
mod6: mircea_popescu: so if your pre-req for change to btc protocol was adopted, and ASICs were rendered useless, how does one begin to attack the problem of mining pools?
mircea_popescu: ah, that post was made in a happier time, a more innocent time.
asciilifeform: !s non-outsourceable
assbot: 11 results for 'non-outsourceable' :
assbot: Logged on 25-08-2015 18:53:47; asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: re: workfunctions, there was once some theoretical work concerning 'non-outsourceable puzzles', i.e. mathematical magic preventing the formation of pools by allowing any pool participant to silently and untraceably claim the entire block reward. but i cannot recall if this went anywhere other than academiwankery.
mircea_popescu: but anyway - there's a substantial difference between the degree of brokedness bitcoin experienced between 2010 and about 2013ish, where imbecile independent miners nevertheless gave their vote blank to "pool" operators (mcuh like idiot shareholders let the various brokers to vote for them)
asciilifeform: mod6: but remember, this is only a pill against demoooocracy
asciilifeform: i.e. many small derps pooling
mircea_popescu: and the degree of brokedness bitcoin experiences now, post-cartelization (an event which we'd more or less date as occuring either in degrees or at some point between the high-s fork and march trhe 3rd)
asciilifeform: it does nothing against large monolithic derps.
mircea_popescu: wherein ACTUALY MINERS are centralized, pools are irrelevant.
mircea_popescu: so : by breaking the capital investment of the current idiots that had the unmitigated audacity to meet and the breathtaking stupidity to not only admit it, but bring it like some sort of value in public, like the mongoloid children proud of his fingerpainting works in his own shit
mircea_popescu: we at the very least achieve a very useful head of a mongoloid on a stick for the education of future retarded children of (principally) asian mothers,
mircea_popescu: and hopefully the next crop will have more sense.
asciilifeform: this ever worked?
mircea_popescu: for varying definitions of working.
asciilifeform: in jp there are 1500+ yr old 'tsunami stones'.
asciilifeform: 'do not build after this line.'
asciilifeform: and... guess what.
mod6: is there anything in anyones opinion that the foundation could do with trb to move past this problem?
mircea_popescu: this is deeply unclear as of yet.
mircea_popescu: in general "what to do" has been a foremost topic in everyone's head for days now, i would imagine.
mod6: fair enough.
asciilifeform: seems like mircea_popescu already decided ?
asciilifeform: whattodo.
mircea_popescu: i have ?
asciilifeform: sell btc, buy icecream.
mircea_popescu: well not all of it.
JuliaTourianski_: buy dash coin lol
asciilifeform: am i mistaken?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform dawg, portofolios get adjusted all the time in response to market conditions, whadda ya want.
JuliaTourianski_: we want ur unshakable faith
asciilifeform: again spurious analogy. or is mircea_popescu about to explain how tmsr still has a philosophical foundation without sound money.
mircea_popescu: sound money can at best be a practical foundation.
mircea_popescu: best i can see both these items sit on the same philosophical foundation.
mircea_popescu: which, inasmuch as it's philosophical, doesn't really get touched by phenomena.
asciilifeform: geographically dispersed honest commerce stands on bitcoin, just as dispersed wot stands on publickey crypto.
asciilifeform: without these things, free world is a dream.
mircea_popescu: you know - i did geographically dispersed honest commerce long before bitcoin.
mircea_popescu: without these things ~free world accessible to arbitrary $fortune~ is a dream.
mircea_popescu: but otherwise...
asciilifeform: and yes, bitcoin is not a boat, but a plank from broken boat.
mircea_popescu: why the fuck did you imagine the various items and pillars to build a coherent world-envelloping system come to me so easily ? i'm not coming up with fucking wot-economy and pgp-corporations and all this de novo, i'm just applying to pre-existing items!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: a world where a lizard can print is by no reasonable description 'free'.
asciilifeform: but fundamentally soviet.
mircea_popescu: soviet world had it's own free subset ; much like the 1984 world has its free subset. the people running the black market that orwell does not even wish to consider.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3000 @ 0.00055323 = 1.6597 BTC [-]
asciilifeform: go buy a working cramershoup on this blackmarket?
asciilifeform: or a usable computer.
mircea_popescu: i'm more interested in slavegirls and icecream, but sure.
mircea_popescu: note that my interest in computers is, these days, ~strictly predicated on trb.
asciilifeform: there had to be some reason why mircea_popescu even bothered with bitcoin
mircea_popescu: this particular system, for instance, i've been running for a while now on a half dozen long etc hosts, i don't even notice.
asciilifeform: given that he already had lifetime icecream
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it made sense. but note that it was principally the irc chan that sold me.
asciilifeform: it seems to me that mircea_popescu does not live by icecream and cunt alone ?
assbot: Noob MP, or how it all began on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 117400 @ 0.00055266 = 64.8823 BTC [-] {10}
asciilifeform recalls reading this
BingoBoingo notices alf's grieving process skips to simultaneous depression and acceptance
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6201 @ 0.0005522 = 3.4242 BTC [-]
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i have ~0 btc.
mircea_popescu: rounded to the nearest million ?
mircea_popescu: (i'm not porposing you have a lot - merely poking fun at the rounding process you prolly use regardless)
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Anyways you've got warrants in a substantial portion of S.NSA which are convertible to BTC or its successor on MPEx
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: will soon be worth fiddycents.
asciilifeform: i suppose it will buy a resistor.
asciilifeform: or two.
BingoBoingo: What, no faith in hawalla over gossipd? or a well-designed altcoin ever happening?
asciilifeform: not like 100% of my work wasn't funded by bad old usd always.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i can't pay rent in anything but usd and don't see this changing.
asciilifeform: so for me, nothing really changes.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 25900 @ 0.0005522 = 14.302 BTC [-] {2}
asciilifeform: except that i have nfi what we're doing with trb.
mircea_popescu: what do you expect changed with trb ? you weren't doing it to get rich, were you ? you weren't doing it for redditettes to throw their panties at you, were you ?
BingoBoingo: Alf paid his rent in USD and thusly his life had remained unmanageable
mircea_popescu: how is feb 5th differfent from march 5th ? there's a pile of shitty code implementing sort-of kinda badly a concept, that's being extracted to light.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i was doing it to help kill hitler.
mircea_popescu: it had a failure mode that was known forever. so ?
mircea_popescu: how do you know what you were doing helped kill hitlker and how do you know it doesn't no mo.
asciilifeform: had nfi.
mircea_popescu: well therefore argument is invalid ?
mircea_popescu: if you already had nfi, no comparison is possible.
asciilifeform: was doing the one thing i knew of that might help, i thought, to nail hitler.
mircea_popescu: and what's changed ?
asciilifeform: for what currency we will sell cardano et al? camels?
punkman: why not dollars
mircea_popescu: don't tell me we're in any imminent danger of selling cardanos ?!
danielpbarron: we can still play Eulora though, right?
asciilifeform: forget about imminent
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron sure ?
danielpbarron: coppers still sound
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform then how about you make the thing and once it's made we figure out the marketing plan,
mircea_popescu: rather than figure the marketing plan before the thing's even vapour.
punkman: black saturday
asciilifeform: but was hoping to hear some conjecture as to what this could even look like.
mircea_popescu: i have no fucking idea what the future looks like.
shinohai: Well Gentleman, I have certainly enjoyed working with you all on trb from the past ~1 year nonetheless.
mod6: we should probably discuss solutions, write a spec of new bitcoin, then implement new bitcoin
mircea_popescu: mod6 part of the problem here is that
mircea_popescu: !s perimeter
assbot: 23 results for 'perimeter' :
danielpbarron would have been more surprised if either 1) bitcoin didn't fail or 2) bitcoin didn't become some sort of one world government causing monster of a thing
mod6: shinohai: o7
asciilifeform: punkman: if you want a dollar cardano, call up ft meade and rsa co., they will happily sell it to you today!
mircea_popescu: i'm not even sure we actually took a single walk around the whole item
punkman: asciilifeform: I'm assuming cardano could also do 'p' one day
punkman: you said you need USD for rent, thus my question
mircea_popescu: ahh where's that dwarves oglaf.
asciilifeform: punkman: i have no intention of partaking in dollar anything, beyond what is required to pay my bills, as anon slave.
assbot: The Obituator ... ( )
mod6: mircea_popescu: noted. ya, we need to get our heads around this thing.
asciilifeform took 'walk around whoe item.'
asciilifeform: what of it.
mod6: what did you see?
asciilifeform: oodles of broken?
mircea_popescu: mod6 even if - and consider i'm speaking of a purely cartoon view of reality, merely for illustration purposes - even if trbf "misses the boat" and instead dilligently focuses on fixing satoshi code, and three years later the "winner" of july competition falls on sword that trbf actually fouind and fixed, the relative position of trbf in the world has not suffered one iota.
asciilifeform: i think i described a good bit of it here.
mircea_popescu: so there's really no call for dramatics, in my own mind. gotta do all the work one can as well as one can and see what tomorrow brings.
asciilifeform: l0l fixing satoshi
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform big difference between "me" and "we" in this point.
asciilifeform: medicine for corpse.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: fairnuff
mod6: hmm
asciilifeform: but every computer user knows that a bad schelling point can take generations to dislodge.
mod6: windows 10
asciilifeform: even microshit is not yet gone.
mircea_popescu: well - i thought you didn't like the father pistols, and shouldn't you be thankful this one's dislodging ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: now we have no pistol, just bare hands.
mircea_popescu: omaigerd. what the fuck did you expect was going to happen.
mircea_popescu: engineering consistently presents management with two options : a) either shit takes forever or b) well now there's no pistol.
mircea_popescu: of fucking course ? do it faster next time ? what ? either you take shorter than there's time or longer. tnd.
asciilifeform: except i admit that i only expected 'this' to happen after cia murdered mircea_popescu and took his coin...
mircea_popescu: lol that'd be pretty sad.
mod6: srsly
mod6: i need a soda.
asciilifeform: what's sad is also that the observables from my console are only with great difficulty distinguishable from above scenario.
mircea_popescu: what, seriously ?
asciilifeform: well mircea_popescu , what do you think they would do?
asciilifeform: ~not~ slowly sell it?
mircea_popescu: i have nfi. my money'd be on something stupid, really.
asciilifeform: such as?
mircea_popescu: i dunno... trade it for ethereum. support what's the fatass' name, with the "consensus" bullcrap ? huey something ?
asciilifeform: and trading for usd is better?
mircea_popescu: looky : i said divesting, and you're not going to obtain clarification or further infos about it no matter how it gets turned around.
asciilifeform: wasn't asking for.
asciilifeform: besides the manometer speaks for itself.
mircea_popescu: well maybe not deliberately, but yes.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu does know what it is called when a king divests, though.
asciilifeform: abdication?
mircea_popescu: eh for crying out loud. so what, i can only buy, in your model ? or not even ?
asciilifeform: nah mircea_popescu is doing precisely the logical thing.
asciilifeform: which i am trying to derive the implications of.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 278490 @ 0.00055084 = 153.4034 BTC [-] {16}
asciilifeform: one of which seems to me, to be the conclusion that anyone with btc is bagholder.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 208821 @ 0.00054647 = 114.1144 BTC [-] {11}
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 22:49:51; assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 278490 @ 0.00055084 = 153.4034 BTC [-] {16}
mircea_popescu: well yes, in principle anyone left holding "a very slow, unreliable and expensive visa run by idiots" is definitionally a bagholder.
mircea_popescu: this of course has ~nothing to do with me.
asciilifeform: does mircea_popescu know the 'blue eyes puzzle' ?
mircea_popescu: howssat ?
assbot: [MPEX] [FN] [F.MPIF] 10000 @ 0.00020901 = 2.0901 BTC [+] {2}
asciilifeform: old lulzy maths riddle
asciilifeform: ;;google blue eyes suicide
gribble: Across Five Aprils - Blue Eyed Suicide - YouTube: <>; across five aprils-blue eyed suicide - YouTube: <>; ACROSS FIVE APRILS LYRICS - Blue Eyed Suicide - <>
assbot: The origin of the blue eyes puzzle - Puzzling Stack Exchange ... ( )
assbot: Blue Eyes - The Hardest Logic Puzzle in the World - Solution ... ( )
asciilifeform: ^ closest to the version i was taught.
asciilifeform: (by - believe or not - brin the elder)
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i prefer the sultanic one, with the dead chx, moar.
punkman: ;;ticker --market all
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 402.55, vol: 16883.73896565 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 405.499, vol: 9116.71013 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 400.97, vol: 45936.99430123 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 421.99, vol: 3.36559647 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 411.737739, vol: 63957.52380000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 397.02, vol: 4962.96713209 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 399.92364, vol: 189.31492388 | Volume-weighted last average: (1 more message)
BingoBoingo: ;;more punkman
gribble: 406.194456093
asciilifeform: ^ hitler must be buyin'.
asciilifeform: so yes, sultan only told the cuckolds what they already knew...!
asciilifeform: brin's version had h cuckolds grow horns, which only ~other blokes~ could see.
asciilifeform: imho more elegant.
asciilifeform: but logically == to the linked ver.
deedbot-: [BitBet Bets Bets] 1.13729319 BTC on 'Yes' - AlphaGo will defeat Lee Sedol overall in March 2016 match -
mircea_popescu: ah the recursive "it must be me too then"
mircea_popescu: !up CrazyTruthYakDDS
CrazyTruthYakDDS: thanks; was seeing if you had anything on your blog about ETH; seems like major pump and dump to me
CrazyTruthYakDDS: what i saw was portrait of an adult woman :)
mircea_popescu: ;;google eth
gribble: The importance of backups, from the other side. on Trilema - A blog ...: <>
mircea_popescu: apparently not ? o.O
mircea_popescu: anyway, yes, major pump and dump. it's in the logs if not on trilema./
CrazyTruthYakDDS: oh the logs, forgot about those duh :P
CrazyTruthYakDDS: just find it hilarious everyone is screaming ETH and that BTC is dead
CrazyTruthYakDDS: since oh you can't use the blockchain for coffee purchase
asciilifeform: << aha! in brin's ver, it was a traveller, who didnt like the food, and before packing up, spitefully shouts 'hey guyz! some of you have horns!'
assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 23:14:46; mircea_popescu: ah the recursive "it must be me too then"
asciilifeform: CrazyTruthYakDDS: see also:
asciilifeform: !s waterfall
assbot: 116 results for 'waterfall' :
CrazyTruthYakDDS: ty i will look; i feel ETH is play for some BTC holders to pump and dump to more BTC :)
kakobrekla: i shorted eth at 0.0295
CrazyTruthYakDDS: in 3 months, eth has gone from 30m to close to a billion
CrazyTruthYakDDS: and the only real "value" people have pushed is that microsoft azure is using it as an api
CrazyTruthYakDDS: which is meaningless, i am sure microsoft also has api tools to work with BTC as well
CrazyTruthYakDDS: hell, factom is better, as it is at least taking advantage of the BTC blockchain/security if i am not mistaken
CrazyTruthYakDDS: sort of like counterparty did
shinohai: ;;blocks
gribble: 401337
BingoBoingo: !up CrazyTruthYakDDS
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 23999 @ 0.00055509 = 13.3216 BTC [+] {4}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7698 @ 0.00055658 = 4.2846 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 17050 @ 0.00055728 = 9.5016 BTC [+] {3}
deedbot-: [Qntra] Leaked Voicemails Show Donald Trump-Clinton Cozy With Liberal Media -
BingoBoingo: ;;ticker --market all --currency rmb
gribble: BTCChina BTCRMB last: 2647.0, vol: 61059.34960000 | Volume-weighted last average: 2647.0
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 23100 @ 0.0005537 = 12.7905 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16009 @ 0.00055391 = 8.8675 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15345 @ 0.00055729 = 8.5516 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo "The anger of the base directed at anything: socialism, political correctness, brown people, etc; which they feel is giving them an unfair shake. This demographic also carries a substantial number of people among them who have traits that make them readily victimized for con artists." missing a verb, no idea what's going on at the end and prolly 50% too many words
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 17749 @ 0.00055717 = 9.8892 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: "the word "collectible" is attached the coins" << samne problem. good idea but the writing...
mircea_popescu: "The failure of the GOP and the conservative movement, to the extent one exists in the United States, to police their ranks for con artists like Glenn Beck out to fleece their rank has lead to this." // "The success of sympathy conmen like Glenn Beck or Donald Trump enjoy fleecing the angry-socialist flock makes one wonder whether the GOP even exists in any meaningful sense."
asciilifeform: zhirinovsky.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 41300 @ 0.00055711 = 23.0086 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 29472 @ 0.00055701 = 16.4162 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4076 @ 0.0005537 = 2.2569 BTC [-] {2}
asciilifeform all ears for ideas re: on what to blow a modest (~10kusd) worth of coin while it is still worth something.
shinohai: Send me some. I'll blow it for you :D
mircea_popescu: eulora copper! :D
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i dun play.
mircea_popescu: not like there's all that much ELSE to do with bitcoin anyway
asciilifeform: well no shit, if this were an easy problem, i'd say nothing.
asciilifeform: the one thing i pointedly won't do with it is give it to usg.
mircea_popescu: then there really isn't anything besides ecu.
asciilifeform: what's an ecu
mircea_popescu: eulora copper.
mircea_popescu: isn't it clever ? ECu. see ? cause Cu is copper.
asciilifeform: aha neato.
mircea_popescu: and e stands for eulora. but could also be like in email.
mircea_popescu: it's very clever i think.
mircea_popescu: !gettrust artizan
assbot: artizan is not registered in WoT.
mircea_popescu: !gettrust artizan
assbot: Trust relationship from user mircea_popescu to user artizan: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 0 via 0 connections. | |
mircea_popescu: !rate artizan 1 Euloran
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asciilifeform: wonder if that plane ticket thing is still around.
asciilifeform: (though it isn't as if i have anywhere to go to.)
mircea_popescu: could go to washington via melbourne
mircea_popescu: heck, you could come over for a spell.
mircea_popescu: your btc certainly good here.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: wish i had any time.
mircea_popescu: so send the pet over on a btc-fueled joyride.
mircea_popescu: +5 lbs guaranteed over a week, 96% or more from icecream.
asciilifeform: the one thing i cannot buy with whatever.
asciilifeform: l0l pet could not even be persuaded to go to the funfest c3!
asciilifeform: (believe, i tried)
asciilifeform: pet purrs slowly in its perch.
mircea_popescu: a well. i shall go out and have some myself.
asciilifeform: enjoy mircea_popescu
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 21300 @ 0.00055158 = 11.7487 BTC [-] {5}
gernika: asciilifeform: seems to still take btc. I bought some tix to europe from them with btc a few years ago.
asciilifeform: i used it when i went to c2 ( though i paid with usd. )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27700 @ 0.00054977 = 15.2286 BTC [-] {2}
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