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BingoBoingo: !up liquidbasic
liquidbasic: I know nothing
funkenstein_: a wise man knows he is a fool
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9771 @ 0.00042134 = 4.1169 BTC [+]
assbot: VIDEO: Harvard students debate whether whites should kill themselves due to ‘privilege’ | ... ( )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5900 @ 0.00041975 = 2.4765 BTC [-] {2}
jurov: hanbot: it's hard to determine what is obsolete and what isn't in past logs, i'd do only new stuff from now on and go back only following explicit references
davout: mircea_popescu kakobrekla would either of you guys veto my application for the job of bitbet receiver?
jurov: lol such careful approach
jurov pictures davout approaching the snakepit with stick
davout: jurov: well yes, this looks like an interesting job though!
jurov: yes, and glad to hear you're interested
davout: now whether both the involved parties think i'm qualified or not is obviously the first thing to clear up
jurov: i can't think of any possible serious objections
jurov: would surprise me if you'd be rejected outright
davout: that's up to the involved parties, wait and see
jurov: just the monkey on my back driving my fingers again, i guess.
davout: obligatory
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 32574 @ 0.00042099 = 13.7133 BTC [+] {2}
nubbins`: davout fun
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 32100 @ 0.00042091 = 13.5112 BTC [-]
punkman: !t m s.mpoe
assbot: [MPEX:S.MPOE] 1D: 0.00041975 / 0.00042038 / 0.00042134 (279487 shares, 117.49 BTC), 7D: 0.00041975 / 0.0004784 / 0.00053073 (12107697 shares, 5,792.34 BTC), 30D: 0.00041975 / 0.00055005 / 0.00059897 (70614688 shares, 38,841.89 BTC)
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 24250 @ 0.00041975 = 10.1789 BTC [-] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 24300 @ 0.00041982 = 10.2016 BTC [+] {3}
mircea_popescu: davout i wouldn't, in principle.
mircea_popescu: i saw you with glasses on once, total accountant look. good enough for me.
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mircea_popescu: !up panoddl
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform to round up yest's discussion of intelligence : if your putative beast that eats its brain does so in an actual maximum point, then the behaviour of eating the brain is intelligent ; if however it does so in a local maximum point that is later within its lifetime invalidated by events, then the same exact behaviour was unintelligent.
mircea_popescu: this underscores the principal point about intelligence, which is to say that it is an ex post facto construction outside the object, and consequently it can not either be objective, or objectively measured.
mircea_popescu: considered in general, "naturally" which is to say over an universal domain, "intelligence" is meaningless.
mircea_popescu: will may give restrictions of domain upon which an intelligence function may be constructed so it's coherent, but this then doesn't provide a method to justify the will upon which the whole construction is based.
mircea_popescu: this is the fundamental problem of ethics, that you can't have an intelligent justification of will, merely a willful justification of intelligence.
mircea_popescu: and this is why neither ethics nor iqs are a thing.
davout: <<< :D
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 13:40:36; mircea_popescu: i saw you with glasses on once, total accountant look. good enough for me.
mircea_popescu: now answer the q asked of solrodar if you will.
davout: refresh my memory?
mircea_popescu: and following.
assbot: Logged on 15-03-2016 00:50:59; mircea_popescu: i'm sure somebody somewhere has, why not. anyway : what do you plan to do to maximize shareholder revenue from bitbet assets ?
shinohai: !s
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davout: that would be three-fold: not charge more than a few percent for the whole liquidation, evaluate all claims against bitbet in light of its actual contract (and more specifically, the 3.2 (d) clause), try to get as much as possible from the non-cash assets, and (quite importantly) not disappear with the cash
davout: (and yes, that's more than three points)
mircea_popescu: doesn't tell me much.
mircea_popescu: << - >>
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 02:54:43; asciilifeform: why isn't he here, again?!1111
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 02:54:20; asciilifeform: i have not, it turns out, been keeping up with the fella.
mircea_popescu: i take it's because you were too jwz to have invited him already ?
davout: mircea_popescu: ask something a bit more specific maybe?
mircea_popescu: dear god.
assbot: Logged on 15-03-2016 00:52:46; mircea_popescu: do you have any sort of particular assets that'd likely help ? prior experience in doing this sort of thing (selling online properties) ? connections or otherwise some power putting you above others in some way ?
assbot: Logged on 15-03-2016 00:55:05; mircea_popescu: i don't think you take my meaning. have you for instance ever auctioned a domain name successfully ? are you well known in those circles ? anything ?
mircea_popescu: what did you think & following means ?
mircea_popescu: there's a list there. don't have to go through it as is, read it, think it through also works.
davout: well i did get that and read it, but i don't have any particular assets or connections other than my wot and history that put me in a particularly better position than others to do the job
mircea_popescu: << it is a sin, i will point out, to act today on the basis of an evaluation of tomorrow. please, causes. forget effects. THEY are toxic.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 03:10:26; phf: i periodically revisit his page for inspiration, but i suspect that's he's probably some form of northern european anarcho leftist, which now's been fashionable long enough to perhaps swing back to fascism again. in other words he will probably find b-a rhetoric toxic. but i'm guessing from spending much time with other members of that crowd
mircea_popescu: davout i see!
davout: so yeah, no particular mention of those non-extant things
mircea_popescu: much better stated like this than stated like you know, in the fiat wooden tongue. at least for my needs.
davout: pardon my french
mircea_popescu: :p
mircea_popescu: (to explain my thought process to the curious bystander - i would have seriously considered the application of a fiat-based receiver with provable practice but innocent of the wot over solrodar's ; i won't consider such over davout's. this means that in the past coupla days a window for some people to actually make their corpses useful to the world opened and closed - notwithstanding their or anyone else's pretense to
mircea_popescu: the contrary.)
davout: bbl
mircea_popescu: << hence all the soviet youth's photo labs.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 03:10:22; asciilifeform: even in JUNGLE CONDITIONS
mircea_popescu: phf for my curiosity, what's your classification of "b-a rhetorics" ? anarcho-neoliberal ? deco-existentialist ?
mircea_popescu: ;;google liber-schimbist
gribble: Party of Free Change - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>; 10 Ridiculous Political Parties You Won't Believe Got Elected ...: <>; liber - Wikționar: <>
mircea_popescu: << pretty lulzy.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 03:14:29; asciilifeform: that makes ... 2? 3? usg-authored corpses in the case now ?
mircea_popescu: << you mean he didn't move to argentina ?!
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 03:15:03; phf: "if i cut the tape, he realized, my world will disappear. reality will continue for others, but not for me. because my reality, my universe, is coming to me from this minuscule unit. fed into the scanner and then into my central nervous system as it snailishly unwinds."
mircea_popescu: i'm shocked. SHOCKED! i say!
mircea_popescu: << you';re better off with digital storage than analogic. even for the narrow cases where analogic usually wins (film archival) it's on the grounds of "preserving the original item, which was analogic rather than transform it in some manner the lossy-ness of which we can't evaluate", nothing more.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 03:25:18; punkman: "At 42X Reduction, a 215 ft. Roll of Archive Microfilm will hold approximately 12,300 images"
jurov: punkman: you can use
assbot: Twibright Optar ... ( )
mircea_popescu: << if the nonce is not shifted at all, each digest is good for exactly one nonce. if the nonce is shifted one bit, each digest is good for 2 nonces. if it is shifted 10 bits, 1024 nonces. etc.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 03:45:31; danielpbarron: << how does this relate to more or less "relay work" ?
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron an important point to consider is the data & i/o meaning of "1 petahash". if each single hash requires 256 bits of data to proceed, you are looking at 32 petabytes of data that has to move. in a second ? ouch.
mircea_popescu: i mean i know gavin-moore law will "fix this in the future", of course, but this isn't how engineering works.
mircea_popescu: in fact, that's eactly how engineering ISN'T done.
mircea_popescu: << ahahaha.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 04:08:30; liquidbasic: I know nothing
mircea_popescu: ;;google know-nothings
gribble: Know Nothing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>; Know-Nothing party | political party, United States | <>; Freedom: A History of US. Webisode 8: Who's Land is This?. - PBS: <>
mircea_popescu: << they should at least wear those cute see through frilly socks! if they can't go all the way to
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 05:35:22; assbot: VIDEO: Harvard students debate whether whites should kill themselves due to ‘privilege’ | ... ( )
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mircea_popescu: "The suburbs are doomed. Go rural or stay urban, where you at least have structurally defensible enclaves, as opposed to getting caught in the suburban net that was designed to put you at the mercy of teenage criminals when you are in your eighties." << to the uncharitable eye it'd seem south africa was actually an experiment rather than happenstance.
mircea_popescu: << he has a good point.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 08:25:22; jurov: hanbot: it's hard to determine what is obsolete and what isn't in past logs, i'd do only new stuff from now on and go back only following explicit references
asciilifeform: << this puts you in the lulzy position of saying the same for, e.g., voltage.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 13:46:44; mircea_popescu: this underscores the principal point about intelligence, which is to say that it is an ex post facto construction outside the object, and consequently it can not either be objective, or objectively measured.
asciilifeform: or even mass.
mircea_popescu: how does it do that ?
mircea_popescu: yes, mass. see qm.
asciilifeform: well, 'ex post facto measurement.'
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform: nevertheless these are essential engineering abstractions.
mircea_popescu: IF you can stay carefully out in a domain where the newtonian approximation is close enough, THEN you'll be ok with that idea of intelligence.
mircea_popescu: however, it appears pretty narrow.
asciilifeform: sure.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform just because one whore was easy doesn't mean all whores are going to be as easy.
mircea_popescu: and this one particular whore seems hell bent on making life miserable.
asciilifeform: hm?
mircea_popescu: yes, mass you can presume you'll fuck for a cracker.
mircea_popescu: intelligence ? dear god.
asciilifeform: we have a pretty good handle on stupidity though.
asciilifeform: largely i work with ~it~
asciilifeform: not intelligence.
mircea_popescu: maybe.
asciilifeform: << he walked out of my cache. now back in. i am considering writing to him, but probably i am no good at this, none of the folks thus far to whom i wrote, showed up.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 13:59:23; mircea_popescu: i take it's because you were too jwz to have invited him already ?
asciilifeform: << i have right here !
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 14:10:22; mircea_popescu: << hence all the soviet youth's photo labs.
asciilifeform: doesn't everyone!??!1111
asciilifeform: << original thread was about AUDITABLE devices
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 14:24:58; mircea_popescu: << you';re better off with digital storage than analogic. even for the narrow cases where analogic usually wins (film archival) it's on the grounds of "preserving the original item, which was analogic rather than transform it in some manner the lossy-ness of which we can't evaluate", nothing more.
asciilifeform: as in, photo has ~no state.
asciilifeform: no hidden 'will flip if xyz' functionality possible.
mircea_popescu: oh hey check it out, wikipedia manages a 5k word article on "allied invasion of sicily" without the words "cosa nostra", "mafia" or "vizzini". way to go, history by the retards, for the retards, a complete pie!
mircea_popescu: anyways asciilifeform : ever heard of one calogero vizzini ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform check it out, your idea of "auditable" maps exactly on my idea of "clearsign" yet you had trouble digesting that ?!?!?!?!
asciilifeform: i dun see ?
asciilifeform: clearsign involves magic words that break the flow of events
asciilifeform: which imho is retarded.
mircea_popescu: i can print it and have my slaves verify it by hand.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu wrote about how s&m with 'safeword' is retarded
asciilifeform: he oughta understand?
mircea_popescu: notwithstanding that magic words are retarded.
asciilifeform: you can have as easily the slaves print out nonclearsigned (magic header, vs magic inband) and verify.
asciilifeform: in hex if you like.
asciilifeform: and in fact this is POINTEDLY easier.
asciilifeform: because they do not need to transform the payload.
asciilifeform: only hash it.
mircea_popescu: and YOU can just as well have a trusted computer to print out the digital store.
asciilifeform: << city is 'defensible' if the city is stalingrad, and 'defend' can include 'destroy', and red army is flying in supplies.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 14:51:01; mircea_popescu: "The suburbs are doomed. Go rural or stay urban, where you at least have structurally defensible enclaves, as opposed to getting caught in the suburban net that was designed to put you at the mercy of teenage criminals when you are in your eighties." << to the uncharitable eye it'd seem south africa was actually an experiment rather than happenstance.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform he means something very specific by "structurally defensive enclaves".
asciilifeform: are these folks really imagining they will defend in a siege from a row house ?
mircea_popescu: it's a concept more correctly derived from crystallography, of which he's unaware :
mircea_popescu: amorphous pockets the energy of resolution for which exceeds the destruction energy for the crystal.
asciilifeform: warsaw ghetto ?
mircea_popescu: yes, it's delusional. but it's what he means.
mircea_popescu: and in the domain he knows how to contemplate, he is correct.
mircea_popescu: "correct like the jews". should be a trope.
asciilifeform: it works - for a spell - against waffen ss, but not king hunger.
mircea_popescu: "what could POSSIBLY happen if we badmouth and boycott german goods ?"
mircea_popescu: "i dunno, maybe most of you die in a large pit fire ?"
mircea_popescu: "WHAT!111!"
mircea_popescu: but the most interesting of all these threads - ever heard of one calogero vizzini ?
asciilifeform: btw the crystal concept has applications even in orcdom
asciilifeform: small arms 'demilitarized' for museums sometimes have lead poured into the barrel
asciilifeform: idea being that if you heat it to melt the lead out, you destroy the temper.
mircea_popescu: so it does. it's one of those bits of reality that keeps repeating.
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform: 'we had to destroy the village in order to save it' (tm) (r)
mircea_popescu: amputations still occur.
asciilifeform: aha.
asciilifeform: an i am, approx., a pro amputator.
asciilifeform: little else.
asciilifeform: << moar lulz
assbot: Isis executes six ‘spies’ in Iraq accused of leaking militants’ details | Middle East | News | The Independent ... ( )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: how come nobody seems to get impaled in the arab lands ? assyrians, iirc, are thought to have ~invented~ the fucking stake!111 why no impale ?!11
mircea_popescu: how would i know!
asciilifeform: who if not mircea_popescu would know!11
mircea_popescu: these two can coexist.
asciilifeform: apparently.
mircea_popescu: anyway, impalement is what i'd do. established absolute ruler of great power and etc. isis isn't that, just a swarming mob. of course they prefer beheadings, manlier.
mircea_popescu: once they get an actual suleyman, impalements have a better chance.
asciilifeform: hm yeah, crowd gotta hold still long enough to enjoy an impalement
asciilifeform: no such thing in the orc lands.
danielpbarron: << still having a hard time with this. Wouldn't shifting the nonce just leave you with another nonce? I don't understand how it would line up with multiple nonces..
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 14:26:26; mircea_popescu: << if the nonce is not shifted at all, each digest is good for exactly one nonce. if the nonce is shifted one bit, each digest is good for 2 nonces. if it is shifted 10 bits, 1024 nonces. etc.
asciilifeform: << holy fuck, srsly?! mircea_popescu would let somebody liquidate the 750 coin, and try to pay the bettors in fiat, with kyc crapolade, etc. ?!!!11
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 14:05:47; mircea_popescu: (to explain my thought process to the curious bystander - i would have seriously considered the application of a fiat-based receiver with provable practice but innocent of the wot over solrodar's ; i won't consider such over davout's. this means that in the past coupla days a window for some people to actually make their corpses useful to the world opened and closed - notwithstanding their or anyone
asciilifeform: or is there some ~other~ wotless 'proven practice' i don't know about.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform ah, no. they'd have to get in wot and follow teh rules, of course.
mircea_popescu: and if i hire an immigrant irishman as a carpenter, that STILL means he's gonna carpent in fucking new york, not that i'm paying his passage back to dublin to make me some doors and window frames there. wtf.
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron let's work an example. say the nonce is 7. this means hash1=f(header+7) and hash2 = g(digest(7)+7)
mircea_popescu: if in fact a shift by 2 was in effect, it'd be the case that hash1=f(header+7) and hash2 = g(digest(1)+1)
mircea_popescu: hash2 would have been the same for all nonces over 3, ie, 4, 5, 6 and 7. it'd have also been the same for all nonces under 4, ie, 0, 1, 2 and 3.
mircea_popescu: this means you get to do 4 old style hashings for each new style digest you calculate.
mircea_popescu: this because 2 bits = 2^2 = 4. had the shift been 17 bits, then you'd get to do 2^17 = 131072 old style hashings for each new style digest you calculate.
danielpbarron: how do you get to 1 from a shift of 2 away from 7?
mircea_popescu: 7 is 111 in binary.
mircea_popescu: 0111 shifted 2 is 0001
danielpbarron: aha
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mircea_popescu: mod6 ^ ?
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron you know i think comments are somehow broken ? i push teh button, nothing happens.
davout: ;;isup
gribble: is down
davout: danielpbarron: ^
danielpbarron: dang
danielpbarron: pogo really shouldn't be used for this purpose :<
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: what os on the pogo?
asciilifeform: what httptron?
mircea_popescu: well, since alf doesn't want to engage the failure modes of "we know what stupidity is", let's just leave reference to perhaps the best folkloric work of all time,
assbot: Full text of "Opere complete di Giuseppe Pitrè.." ... ( )
mircea_popescu: and call it good.
danielpbarron: asciilifeform, arch linux, apache2
mircea_popescu: nah, nginx.
danielpbarron: << in case it goes down again
assbot: The New Bitcoin – Daniel P. Barron ... ( )
mircea_popescu: apache really dun work for this purpose.
danielpbarron: your comment is approved although i did that after the archive
mircea_popescu: ah it made it through ? cool.
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: ick systemd
danielpbarron: i know it sucks
asciilifeform: and i had it, it was a turd
asciilifeform: forget about it
asciilifeform: build my portatron
danielpbarron: if i'm gonna move off a pogo i'll use gentoo on whatever the replacement is
asciilifeform: it - worx
asciilifeform: pogo is spiffy
danielpbarron: just so happens i had arch on pogo already set up, so it was the easiest to get blog going on
asciilifeform: no need to move.
danielpbarron: is it possible to do gentoo on pogo?
asciilifeform: 'don't eat from dumpsters' (tm) (r) (mp)
asciilifeform: sure.
danielpbarron: i think if i enable caching the pogo might survive all those hits at once better
asciilifeform: when i tried the arch, systemd would hose the box ~weekly
asciilifeform: or if you actually put load on it
mircea_popescu: seems to be how it goes lol.
davout: danielpbarron: i reddit'd your piece for increased pogotron ddos lulz
davout: danielpbarron: i may have an old ipnohe lying around if you ever feel like upgrading your blawg's hosting
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron you know, it occurs to me your idea to run a webserver on pogo may actually be very valuable.
mircea_popescu: see if you manage to apply alf's thing and if it runs well. if it does, a next step you can take is :
mircea_popescu: see if your isp is willing to give you a c block / upgrade your connection. buy a coupla bridges of 32 or 64, make a high voltage rectifier thingee, and power a bunch of boxes
mircea_popescu: people would prolly be willing to pay a few dollars /mo to rent an ACTUAL physical box, which means you can take a few hundred in exchange for a not-unreasonable upfront expenditure.
mircea_popescu: and since you have the wot at your disposal most of the costs involved in low end hosting (ie, keeping the scum out) you're insulated from.
mircea_popescu: if it can run an obscure wp blog, it certainly can run a bnc or whatever other such thing. much better security model than "i pay 20 dollars to dc hosted"
danielpbarron: yeah i got another pogo doing my irc client; it was also doing my old non-wp website
mircea_popescu: (by a high voltage rectifier thingee i mean that iirc pogos draw 4.5 V dc. a > kv rectifier diode is twenty bucks or something, you can make yourself an item you plug into the wall and it feeds 100 pogos arranged in series out of maybe a hundy.)
danielpbarron: actually the irc one is the lesser non-sata pogo
danielpbarron: using an sd card for the userland, and in two cases both had the filesystem corrupted, which is why I had to try it on my sata-style pogo
mircea_popescu: 320V DC out of wall socket is a electronics 101 project ever since the times of hte b&w photo clubs.
nubbins`: i have three SATA pogos and two non-SATA
nubbins`: one's a NAS
nubbins`: one may end up as a CUPS server
asciilifeform: series?!11111
mircea_popescu: yes ?
mircea_popescu: how do you call it, add voltage, same current ?
asciilifeform: so whole lot can die cascade death when one shorts ?!!
mircea_popescu: eh, so you fuse it, big whoop.
asciilifeform: fuse dun work this way.
mircea_popescu: if one in 100 shorts you get a 1% increase, which they don't care anyway.
asciilifeform: fuse is for overcurrent.
mircea_popescu: yes ?
asciilifeform: not overvoltage.
mircea_popescu: there's overvoltage fuse also!
asciilifeform: and if one opencircuits ?
asciilifeform: sorry, this is nutso.
mircea_popescu: if one opencircuits what ?
asciilifeform: even in analogue world, this is no longer a thing.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: then whole thing stops
mircea_popescu: so ?
asciilifeform: so this is retarded.
mircea_popescu: you throw it ouyt and big deal.
asciilifeform: and it isn't as if these don't come with a civilized 12v regulated brick.
phf: mircea_popescu: i take rhetoric as separate from message. b-a rhetoric is firmly in asshole tradition, i.e. strong statements and the listener has an option to find the subtle point.
asciilifeform: so wtf
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform would you stop getting in the way of people doing things omigerd.
mircea_popescu: i'm going to power 100x 12 v transformers because wut, "i can't make things - gotta use chinese made!!1"
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: why the FUCK to do this?!111 good way to nuke a dozen or two nonrenewable resource pogotrons
asciilifeform: thing eats REGULATED 12v
asciilifeform: srsly
mircea_popescu: so he sees if he likes fucking with hardware.
asciilifeform: why not ~usefully~ fuck
asciilifeform: e.g., reattache the missing sata plugs to the cheapo pogo version
asciilifeform: *reattach
mircea_popescu: because you gotta start with easy.
mircea_popescu: this is an eery repeat of the chicken story, somehow.
mircea_popescu: who the FUCK cares about fucking chickens already!
asciilifeform: what's easier than soldering a plug into a pre-prepped landing pad ?
mircea_popescu: this brave new libertard world that "holds people as the greatest value", i am so sick of it!
asciilifeform: wawat
mircea_popescu: phf methinks you may be alone in that interpretation. i for instance don't do the whole "accept as fairitale" thing.
danielpbarron: recall i already did the soldering thing to make adulterated pogo
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform let the man burn pogos. i will not change man to protect pogos. wtf.
asciilifeform: if yer gonna burn pogos, why not usefully, see how much overclock the thing can take, or see if you can upgrade the ram
asciilifeform: (quite nontrivial)
mircea_popescu: your idea of usefully is centered on the thing.
mircea_popescu: it is a sickening display.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: when you invite folks for target practice, which piece do you let them fire ? the luger, penny a round, or the rare borschardt 1890 where each round has to be bought from museum ?
phf: mircea_popescu: which interpretation? i'm saying that the way arguments are presented here is essentially "this is how it is, and you're an idiot for not grokking" as opposed to some other, perhaps subtler, forms of rhetoric
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i will remind you i am the one who plans to buy the ancient collection of chinese miniature emperors on rice beads
mircea_popescu: and make it pilaf.
mircea_popescu: phf ah, like that.
phf: european leftists have been inexplicably at war with trolling (which is a 180 change from how it was in the 90s and prior), somehow went from CRASS to respecting each others feelings, so takes some conscious effort to court some from that circle
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: exciting
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: but i think isis stole your idea
mircea_popescu: a well.
mircea_popescu: anyway. powering a bunch of pogos in the discussed way is neither terribly difficult nor terribly risky. it does require some reading, of course. and it does deviate from "how things are done", which is a major asset.
asciilifeform: street lights used to be powered this way.
asciilifeform: in 1890s
mircea_popescu: aha.
asciilifeform: it sucked.
mircea_popescu: shut up, if we end up back in 1890 you'll be thankful for dpb.
asciilifeform: who do i call if i end up in 1790 ?
mircea_popescu: give me some time.
mircea_popescu: phf that change, incidentally, makes me completely discount the euro "left" movement.
phf: yes
mircea_popescu: they stand for exactly nothing ; one generation switch can change any major tenet.
mircea_popescu: might as well care what the "fashion world" thinks.
mircea_popescu: which, incidentally, is EXACTLY what they are. the fashion world of ugly chicks and insecure betas.
asciilifeform: i thought this was obvious ?
asciilifeform: and, these folks have been adrift since the kgb financing dried up.
mircea_popescu: well obvious or not now it's also stated.
phf: i thought there was some cool shit, RAF for example had a very practical nazi beurocrat cleaning program
mircea_popescu: are you talking 50s ?!
phf: problem with being autodidact, 50s look as close as yesterday
asciilifeform: ^^^
mircea_popescu jew-york handwaves
asciilifeform: i have whole shelf of 1950s b00kz in 'computing' section of my library. they are spiffy & useful.
asciilifeform: and contain actual technical material, not only maths, not found elsewhere
asciilifeform: (e.g., description of how magnetic recording actually happens, the material aspects of the media, etc0
asciilifeform: )
asciilifeform: items like, e.g., delay line storage, crt memory, etc. also.
asciilifeform: things we may well come back to, If This Goes On
asciilifeform: incidentally, physical quality of books in the english world peaked some time in 50s.
asciilifeform: in other lulz,
assbot: Botched Java patch leaves millions vulnerable to 30-month-old attack | Ars Technica ... ( )
asciilifeform: moar lulz from same rag,
assbot: NSA refused Clinton a secure BlackBerry like Obama, so she used her own | Ars Technica ... ( )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform> what's easier than soldering a plug into a pre-prepped landing pad ? << ANYTHING that doesn't involve "pre-prepped". what's easier than marrying this girl your mommy splayed out on the bed for you ???
mircea_popescu: jesus.
mircea_popescu: phf thinking about it, i think the switch has a lot to do with their delusional notion that they're somehow now in power.
asciilifeform: so when $random-ba-visitor proposes doing something idiotic with financitronics, mircea_popescu says 'this is moronic' and this is a-ok, because financitronics is a mircea_popescu-competence. when i say 'this is moronic' and subj is electronics, then i am on crack?
asciilifeform: this makes sense to anyone ?
asciilifeform: sorry, series power supply for digital apparatus is dumb.
mircea_popescu: a) i've on many occasions said, "this is stupid but will be instructive, proceed" ; b) you think this is about production, which it isn't, it's educational.
asciilifeform: well i suppose from some angle ~anything~ is educational.
asciilifeform: let folks learn by pissing on electric fence, wahtever.
mircea_popescu: and from that same angle, the value of tmsr engineer is g(value of burned pogos)
asciilifeform: sure.
asciilifeform: burn, burn.
mircea_popescu: and the same EXACT arguments you use could be used to persuade me (or at least a dumber version) to use java instead of tinyscheme.
mircea_popescu: but the EXACT same.
mircea_popescu: "hey, it's not done like that since the 50s! the 50s sucked!"
mircea_popescu: etc.
phf: exactly same arguments i'd use to convince someone to use tinyscheme i can use to convince ~myself~ to use java..
mircea_popescu: lol show this ?
asciilifeform: and with same hammer, pound in nail, or skull, aha
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform if you're either bored or butthurt
mircea_popescu: enough about this matter :
mircea_popescu: get a customizable power bridge, link pogo, see how much it'll take before it falls over.
mircea_popescu: by now the bricks are so shitty, and tolerance so easy, it's surprising what "digital apparatus" takes in terms of abuse.
mircea_popescu: much more than analog apparatus of a century ago, that's for damn sure.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: one of the other things about 'take rectifier and power 10 - or 20 in eu - in series' is that you get one of the problems of the chinese bricks, but in spades: ripple
asciilifeform: good dc brick has rectifier + large filter cap
asciilifeform: chinese - only the former
mircea_popescu: nothing prevents you from spending the 35 bucks for a roll of 100 caps.
asciilifeform: 1 big.
mircea_popescu: eh, he CAN make a better series arrangement than what the brick does. for srs.
mircea_popescu: such is the power of artizanship in this day of industrial decay.
jurov: lmao mp publicly plots to kill danielpbaron by suggesting him to work with 300V directly from tap?
asciilifeform: and say he wants to switch one off ?
mircea_popescu: eh get out ; if he has a tv set he has 2kv or some shit in the house already.
mircea_popescu: who died ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform why would he want that ?
mircea_popescu: (think about it - do you recall your ONLY complaint to date re dcs ? do you ? hm ?)
jurov: yay 2kv, why not? moar pogos at once!!!
mircea_popescu: jurov careful with the mw unit also. some of those - 10kv!
asciilifeform: jurov: 100kV !111
asciilifeform: connect directly to street transformer!11
jurov: yes, why not steal from outdoor 60kV line diretly?
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform: l0l
mircea_popescu jew-york waves AGAIN
mircea_popescu: eeeeeeh!
asciilifeform pictures jacob's ladder in series with pogo rack
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BingoBoingo: <davout> danielpbarron: i may have an old ipnohe lying around if you ever feel like upgrading your blawg's hosting << I suggested "edgerouter lite" more OSen available than pogo to pick from
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deedbot-: accepted: 1
trinque: good bot
trinque: alrighty! trb wallet deedbug fixed.
trinque: the problem was txn malleation, which confuses the wallet
trinque: thx to mod6 for the highs lows patch, using lows is helping deedbot- keep track of his dust
mircea_popescu: trinque> thx to mod6 for the highs lows patch, using lows is helping deedbot- keep track of his dust << win.
danielpbarron: !up Agentzeromobile
Agentzeromobile: Hey thx !
danielpbarron: yw, who are you?
Agentzeromobile: Ag3nt_zer0
trinque: ;;seen ag3nt_zer0
gribble: ag3nt_zer0 was last seen in #bitcoin-assets 8 weeks, 6 days, 4 hours, 10 minutes, and 46 seconds ago: <ag3nt_zer0> good morning b-a
trinque: howdy, guy who claims to be ag3nt_zer0
Agentzeromobile: Just saw a funny article wanted to post but not sure if I change tabs to copy if I will be disconnected... I'll try here goes... Maybe if I disappear you could revoice me when I come back?
Agentzeromobile: Hey trinque haha it's me
assbot: Two Years In Prison For Politician Who Bribed Voters With 60-Tonnes Of Fried Chicken ... ( )
mircea_popescu: not exactly news this.
mircea_popescu: i think i even said soemthing at some point about it.
mircea_popescu: !up Agentzeromobilea
Agentzeromobilea: Got kicked I think...
deedbot-: [Qntra] EPA Goes To War Over Pond In Land Grab -
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo : "EPA Land Grab : War Over Pond!"
Agentzeromobilea: Oh ok... Searched logs for fried chicken haha... Nothing
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: ty
mircea_popescu: wasn't this incident specifically. just, buying off rural/urban poor votes with refined sunflower oil / sugar / bla bla has been going on for decade plus.
mircea_popescu: not just romania, either.
Agentzeromobilea: Mr. Popescu was not an MP then, but was seeking re-election on a local council, reports the Telegraph. Despite it not being a seat in the national parliament Mr. Popescu saw fit to give away 60,992 kg of “grilled chicken”, ordering it in bulk from a local business and sending campaign volunteers to collect and distribute the meat. The prosecutor told the court every package of chicken was “distributed for el
Agentzeromobilea: Hehe
assbot: Logged on 04-03-2016 02:31:01; mircea_popescu: asciilifeform incidentally, romanians have been trading votes for years now. go in there with your smartphone, take pic of vote and id card, get 30 lei or w/e
mircea_popescu: most recent
asciilifeform: Mr. Popescu was not an MP then, << l0l
asciilifeform: ^ i can't help but wonder how this reads to peanut gallery !
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: anyway, this derp must be new, i have never heard of him.
mircea_popescu: his career must i guess have started after 2010
Agentzeromobilea: Haha
mircea_popescu: anyway. by and large, the "cleanning out corruption" narrative is what happens to a colonized place, ie, after the top leadership was defeated.
mircea_popescu: it's how the shit played out in the us ; and the scheme is systematically repeated in every colony of the reich hence.
mircea_popescu: purging of the middle level. next in line comes the "sensitivity" bs.
mircea_popescu: if it weren't for the pesky armed insurection, iraq would be "cleanning up corruption" as we speak.
mircea_popescu: in better looking news,
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mircea_popescu: << re this, i suppose i must point out that whatever i wrote must've been horribly mangled and deeply misunderstood (and i'd love to see exactly what quote ended up reprocessed into this).
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 15:08:02; asciilifeform: mircea_popescu wrote about how s&m with 'safeword' is retarded
mircea_popescu: the problem with safewords isn't that they're in-band to any degree. the problem with safewords is that they pretend to recast s/M relationships into a circus approximation. the submissive partner may not pretend to option as to when, or as to how the dominant partner extracts his pleasure out of his hide ; nor may (ipso facto inept) third parties purport to misrepresent any sexual relationship in terms other than stuf
mircea_popescu: f occurring between a submissive and a dominant partner.
mircea_popescu: "sex with safewords" is sex exactly in the sense the guy playing king richard in a theatrical production is king richard, the historical personage. "sex with safewords" is at best a brat's wet dream, and in general prostitution, in the vein of the pedicurist or hospital nurse's job - but in no case has anything to do with sex, nor can it occur among sane adults.
mircea_popescu: it's what children do when they want to play house but are affraid of getting caught.
mircea_popescu: and oddly related,
assbot: Logged on 07-11-2015 02:21:19; mircea_popescu: "In the world where the media postulates social media as an absolute requirement of the modern era-- the era where everything is fetishized-- no one is permitted to make the distinction between a value and the picture of a value, they are made equivalent, so daring to criticize Randi's baby pictures is made to sound like misogyny or misobaby. It's not. I love food but if you ask me to look at a pict
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the in-band thing is not as separable from your point as you think.
mircea_popescu: this argument is still open. i certainly see what you mean.
mircea_popescu: but in the end, there's only one band.
mircea_popescu: the concept of identifiably separate bands is as much a presumption about the "adversary" (properly said, of the context) as anything else.
mircea_popescu: notably, the derpy gnupg manual indicates "telephone" as a out-of-band mechanism to verify key fingerprints. is this so ? since when until when ? did it work back when phones were still analog ? does it work now ? why / why not ? etc.
asciilifeform: header says 'next 1,001 bytes is payload' and NOBODY ASKS PAYLOAD ANYTHING - is like proper sex.
asciilifeform: magic character escape idiocies, a la clearsign, is 'safeword sex.'
mircea_popescu: this i can get behind.
asciilifeform: payload is a passive thing.
asciilifeform: which is what i've been arguing for all along.
mircea_popescu: but it is also subtly different from the general band discussion.
asciilifeform: constraining the contents of the payload is evil.
mircea_popescu: so no crc for you ?
asciilifeform: and so is making the unwrapper stateful.
asciilifeform: crc is a header thing.
mircea_popescu: mno, crc is part of the payload ?
asciilifeform: nope./
asciilifeform: it is a function ~of~ the payload.
mircea_popescu: i suppose it necessarily can be put in the header huh.
asciilifeform: the latter can be arbitrary.
mircea_popescu: myeah, ok.
asciilifeform: the -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- crud is ~exactly~ a safeword.
asciilifeform: and especially so are the - ----- idiocies.
asciilifeform: and the winblowzated newlines.
mircea_popescu: hey, i'm not defending any of that.
asciilifeform: that's what clearsign is !
asciilifeform: you necessarily cannot have it without such things.
mircea_popescu: why not ? put a proper fucking header in there!
mircea_popescu: this is where we left this discussion last time!
asciilifeform: does fat lot of good given that just about all software mutilates line endings.
mircea_popescu: here. first line, the line index where signature begins. second line, the line index where payload begins. third line, the line count of the whole shebang.
mircea_popescu: done.
mircea_popescu: this is no excuse. fuck bad software.
mircea_popescu: i will NOT take bad implementations of ANYTHING into consideration when designing anything.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i distinctly recall suggesting a scheme quite like this.
mircea_popescu: otherwise it's two steps to "but mp, some people are stupid, what should they do!"
asciilifeform: it pointedly does NOT cover the case of signing non-printables.
mircea_popescu: "fuck them, cook them and serve them to the pigs. fuck i care."
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform there may not exist "nonprintables". as per your own theory!
asciilifeform: i wanna sign a tarball. or gif. now what.
asciilifeform: non-7bitclean.
asciilifeform: where there are no 'lines'.
mircea_popescu: hash it and sign that.
asciilifeform: no good.
asciilifeform: we end up signing a hash of a human-readable hash
mircea_popescu: huh ?
asciilifeform: think.
asciilifeform: you are narrowing your set.
asciilifeform: which, in the case of a wonderful thing like keccak, is entirely no good.
asciilifeform: and even in the case of sha2 is a waste.
asciilifeform: it is entirely like whitening.
mircea_popescu: i'm not about to give out the only workable way to make contracts since the fucking hansa
mircea_popescu: so some shitboxes can do things with "code".
asciilifeform: who said 'give out'
asciilifeform: just has to be planted in a sane framework
mircea_popescu: how are you going to preserve my clearsign ?
asciilifeform: rather than the mutilatory lunacy.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: same way we preserve anything, you gotta figure out what aspects are actually essential to the thing, and which - are really accidents
mircea_popescu: i can tell you. the text and the seal in the same place.
asciilifeform: what means 'same place'.
mircea_popescu: so no conveyance of one is possible without the other.
asciilifeform: this is not actually true of gpg clearsign
asciilifeform: i.e. any idiot can cut off the sig and convey payload without it
asciilifeform: and ditto the opposite
mircea_popescu: sure. any idiot can also cut off his head. so ?
asciilifeform: but what specifically do you mean here
asciilifeform: how is this a possible thing at all ?
mircea_popescu: this "separate signature" thing is an abomination.
asciilifeform: the signature is always physically separate
asciilifeform: though hm
mircea_popescu: in the sense your ballsac is physically separtate from your penis.
mircea_popescu: anyway, i'm going to speak at a whore's convention. will bbl.
mircea_popescu: hopefully.
asciilifeform: actually!
asciilifeform: distribute the exponentiated payload !111111
asciilifeform: ding.
asciilifeform: solved.
asciilifeform: tell it to the whores!1111
asciilifeform: however you cannot cat this to a line printer.
asciilifeform: this is intrinsic.
asciilifeform: and pretending otherwise is lunacy.
asciilifeform: a non-signed item is trivially derived from any signed item.
asciilifeform: pretending otherwise is what the idiot watermark folks do.
asciilifeform: !s what color are your bits
assbot: 2 results for 'what color are your bits' :
asciilifeform: ^ and copyrasts, etc.
asciilifeform: bits - have no colour. signature is necessarily a removable wrapper around a payload.
asciilifeform: !up gabrielradio
jurov: can't we have the signature just slapped to the end of payload?
jurov: "the goal is to have whole piece" implies it is seekable, thus feasible to scan the file for signatures from the end
jurov: without any payload mutilations
asciilifeform: jurov: how do you know where the end is ??
jurov: is a file with some size
jurov: or we're getting rid of files, too?
asciilifeform: jurov: this solves nothing, it merely flips the problem on its head
asciilifeform: how does the pgptron know how big the signature is ?
asciilifeform: let's say it is at the end.
asciilifeform: this is just as problematic as agreeing that it is in the beginning of the file!
asciilifeform: i get it, you can 'dwim' in your head, 'my eyes know how big it is' - but how does THE MACHINE know.
jurov: this is unsolved problem?
asciilifeform: this is not a trivial problem, and it has popped up in the past in various guises
asciilifeform: e.g., the old mac os had dual-forked file system
asciilifeform: where there was a separate body for 'metadata' and another for what we think of as the file
asciilifeform: this was, iirc, abolished (though it reappeared in a perverted form in winblowz ntfs)
asciilifeform: in unix file has name, but also, as everyone knows, epochal date and access perms
asciilifeform: these are 'special' in the sense that fs stores them in designated places
asciilifeform: it is not any more or less retarded than the old mac os forks.
asciilifeform: but notice, at no point (since the dark ibm mainframe days anyway) did anyone suggest storing the access time, or perms, IN THE FILE proper
asciilifeform: because this is RETARDED
asciilifeform: you can't magic away the 'metadata' thing just by closing your eyes to it.
asciilifeform: it is an actual thing.
jurov: m$ office and their ilk does
asciilifeform: the clinically sad are no concern of mine.
asciilifeform: 'feed'em to pigz' as mircea_popescu said.
jurov: so your only "solution" is to force whole world to switch from bags of bytes to structured data?
asciilifeform: what switch.
asciilifeform: we already have structure.
asciilifeform: i propose - SANE STRUCTURE
asciilifeform: picture fs with a way to attach seals, say
asciilifeform: instead of idiocies like access time
asciilifeform: (it isn't useless, but a whole chunk of fs for them?!1)
jurov: xattrs do exist
jurov: but we're taling about exchanging stuff over internet
jurov: *talking
asciilifeform: aha and for that we do binary formats
asciilifeform: but mircea_popescu wants his fried ice
asciilifeform: i.e. something he can cat to a line printer
asciilifeform: ( ... and then somehow type back in, and have the sig pass ??????)
asciilifeform: incidentally anybody who actually tries the latter with pgp, is stuck with mutilated line endings
asciilifeform: because - guess what - a CR/LF, LF, or CR - LOOK THE SAME on the page.
asciilifeform: and every time i try to explain to him that his notion of 'text' is ill-defined and the actual mechanics, as implemented in unix world and elsewhere, are malignantly retarded
jurov: i guess he wants to sign semantics, not syntax.
asciilifeform: then he ought sign s-expressions.
asciilifeform: where the thing actually gets parsed out before the bignums are exponentiated
asciilifeform: so, e.g., spaces, are not represented as merely a byte but a #\Space
asciilifeform: this is the ultimate in 'in-band'. mega-ugly.
jurov: no, he wants everything converted to plain english. maybe even 5-bit code without support for newline characters.
jurov: and then sign that
asciilifeform: any way you cut it, trying to use a naked unix terminal for this is lunacy
asciilifeform: it only APPEARS to work for gpg
asciilifeform: at the cost of gpg being utterly retarded in 101 ways
asciilifeform: i.e.
assbot: Logged on 17-03-2016 22:12:05; asciilifeform: the -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- crud is ~exactly~ a safeword.
asciilifeform: we need a word for this kind of thing
asciilifeform: the act of carrying on in a belied that a CONCEPTUALY BUGGY system is a working item
asciilifeform: merely because you have not explored the edge cases that break it
asciilifeform: (or, shamefully, explored, or had your face rubbed in them, and then forgot)
asciilifeform: *belief
asciilifeform bbl.
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> jurov: how do you know where the end is ?? << You run out of tape and have to flip it to the other side
mod6: got my treeware SICP and ADA ref manual today.
mod6: danielpbarron: thanks for writing that up on your blog. the job is yours if you want it. i'll write up something formal and we can go from there.
mod6: be a few days or something. will let you know. cheers!
phf: hfs+ still has forks, except now they have some ~monster~ xattr resourcefork hybrid
phf: befs was tight in that respect, where they blend xattr and file contents, and then build all tools with metadata support upfront, so you could have a folder full of mp3s and they would come up as song-name, song-title, date, etc.
asciilifeform: << obligatory oldie
assbot: Loper OS » No Formats, no Format Wars. ... ( )
phf: or email for that matter
phf: beos email client was a thing to download mail and the thing to view/compose. everything else was handled by file manager
asciilifeform: this was a step towards the Right Thing.
TomServo: !up AaronvanW
jurov: BingoBoingo: not 100% fresh but should be still qntrable
assbot: dpaste: 3CYDMQH: qntra ... ( )
danielpbarron: mod6, sure thing!
BingoBoingo: ty jurov
BingoBoingo: should hit the deedbutt shortly
deedbot-: [Qntra] EU Marching Towards "Helicopter Money" As Other Manipulations Are Exhausted -
assbot: The Robots Sent Into Fukushima Have 'Died' ... ( )
BingoBoingo: In REAL AMERICA news, just for alf
punkman: jurov: I dun get it
BingoBoingo: punkman: Don't get what?
punkman: the article
BingoBoingo: punkman: European central bank is likely going to do money direct to consumers
BingoBoingo: OH I stripped out the links
asciilifeform: lavalulz:
assbot: [Cryptography] Lavabit's and Snowden's Solos ... ( )
punkman: BingoBoingo: yeah that might help
BingoBoingo: k punkman try nao
asciilifeform: 'I did fight things out in court. It just occurred in secret, and while a proper description would require the use of vulgarity, I'll summarize by saying I was railroaded. The length of time between when I received the PRTT order, and when I was found in contempt (ex parte) was about 5 weeks. For comparison the /median /time between filing and disposition of a civil contempt charge in federal court during 2013 was 6 /months/.'
BingoBoingo: "The health department said the fate of the bull would be left to the family." << Note, being a Bull means you get out of USG law racket sometimes
asciilifeform: 'we are entitled to everyone's plain text data, and if Congress won't give it to us, we'll use our 27.1 billion dollar budget, and army of 100K lawyers to take it in court. Your tax dollars at work.'
punkman: asciilifeform: plain text? they already had that
asciilifeform: see link.
asciilifeform: << designing arbitrarily rad-hard waldo is not so hard - use hydraulic actuators for everything. and what's more, it would ~happen~ if, instead of dead robot leading to a lucrative extension of contract, the designer were marched to clean the reactor ~personally~.
assbot: Logged on 18-03-2016 02:08:53; assbot: The Robots Sent Into Fukushima Have 'Died' ... ( )
asciilifeform: << i kinda wonder re: casualties of bull vs tractor
assbot: Logged on 18-03-2016 02:15:18; BingoBoingo: In REAL AMERICA news, just for alf
BingoBoingo: That depends on the will of the bull versus the skill of the tractor
BingoBoingo: I imagine
asciilifeform: what do american farmers typically die of on he job?
asciilifeform: *the
BingoBoingo: Often they suffocate in silos full of grain and silo gasses
asciilifeform: boredom?
BingoBoingo: Or get ripped up by power take offs
BingoBoingo: ;;google grain silo suffocation
gribble: Hazard Alert: Dangers of Engulfment and Suffocation in Grain Bins: <>; Grain entrapment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <>; Suffocation Hazards in Grain Bins - UK College of Agriculture: <>
asciilifeform: i can't speak for the farmers, but i would take the bull over boredom.
asciilifeform: and in fact, their work over mine.
BingoBoingo: ;;google pto hazards
gribble: Hazards of the PTO on Farm Tractors - Alabama Cooperative ...: <>; Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety (also available in Spanish ...: <>; Know the Dangers of a PTO - Gempler's: <>
BingoBoingo: ;;google us farm deaths
gribble: CDC - Agricultural Safety - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic: <>; Death on the Farm - Modern Farmer: <>; OSHA Fact Sheet: Farm Safety: <>
asciilifeform: << recall the very picturesque lathe accident photos in the logz?
assbot: Logged on 18-03-2016 02:33:01; BingoBoingo: ;;google pto hazards
BingoBoingo: << "His jeans caught on a piece of manure-pumping equipment and, in the blink of an eye, his leg was connected to his torso by a mere inch of flesh. "
assbot: Death on the Farm - Modern Farmer ... ( )
asciilifeform: same idea.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Well, a tractor's PTO generally provides more power for the mangling
asciilifeform: there is a mega-classic one of a whole man wrapped up on the lathe, like a rope.
asciilifeform: just when you thought you've seen every possible mangled corpse - surprise!!1111
BingoBoingo: !s lathe accident
assbot: 0 results for 'lathe accident' :
asciilifeform: hm.
asciilifeform: googleimages it.
asciilifeform: (or not.)
BingoBoingo: I'll get around to it
deedbot-: [Qntra] Woe: Getting Business Internet A Challenge In Heart Of Silicon Valley -
BingoBoingo: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 403160 | Current Difficulty: 1.584272037673917E11 | Next Difficulty At Block: 403199 | Next Difficulty In: 39 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 6 hours, 38 minutes, and 17 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None
punkman: speaking of "casualties of bull vs tractor"
assbot: The macabre truth of gun control in the US is that toddlers kill more people than terrorists do | Lindy West | Opinion | The Guardian ... ( )
BingoBoingo: punkman: For the record the author of that piece on the Toddler problem is a notorious hamplanet of ~400 pounds
BingoBoingo: Creature given its initial platform by Gawker Media's "Jezebel" fat rights blog
assbot: ... ( )
asciilifeform: l0l!!

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