mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski for that site ?
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes evidently they're pissy about "he took our jerbs".
BingoBoingo: Dey took ur jerb!
BingoBoingo: Durk Ur DUR!
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: it was one of those "please to submit your version details" so... i did. can't recall if i actually clicked the "emergent consensus" button seriously or in jest, or if it was something that the hosts ticked, but it was definitely a test to see if they'd keep it up or not. looks like they have.
mircea_popescu: i had no idea site was that old.
pete_dushenski: http://www.contravex.com/2017/08/20/bch-bcc-to-btc-brokerage/#footnote_0_19497 << updated max fee because today was a day of hard knock learnin', particularly around what btc actually goes for these days and how to dun read gud.
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: it predates trb by a bit at least, ya.
BingoBoingo: I thought it popped up around ClassicCoin's proposal
pete_dushenski to have a cold shower
deedbot: http://phuctor.nosuchlabs.com/gpgkey/E3B12CF9DB37F5874E36BAF6296D95DA4D187F4B923CDCD104EAD2CA08DA0910 << Recent Phuctorings. - Phuctored: 1437...7653 divides RSA Moduli belonging to '18.104.22.168 (ssh-rsa key from 22.214.171.124 (13-14 June 2016 extraction) for Phuctor import. Ask asciilifeform or framedragger on Freenode, or email fd at mkj dot lt) <ssh...lt>; ' (booksy5.booksy.se. SE)
deedbot: http://phuctor.nosuchlabs.com/gpgkey/E3B12CF9DB37F5874E36BAF6296D95DA4D187F4B923CDCD104EAD2CA08DA0910 << Recent Phuctorings. - Phuctored: 1484...0053 divides RSA Moduli belonging to '126.96.36.199 (ssh-rsa key from 188.8.131.52 (13-14 June 2016 extraction) for Phuctor import. Ask asciilifeform or framedragger on Freenode, or email fd at mkj dot lt) <ssh...lt>; ' (booksy5.booksy.se. SE)
mike_c: doh. trb node stalled out.
mike_c: busily filling my disk with:
mike_c: ERROR: ConnectInputs() : 650790574a mapTransactions prev not found be8d298e75
mike_c: ERROR: AcceptToMemoryPool() : ConnectInputs failed 650790574a
ben_vulpes: hue, even pax dickinson wants UCI now: https://twitter.com/CounterFund/status/898366181102555136
mike_c: oh nice. restart node, back off and running.
mike_c: mircea_popescu: nudge on mpex withdrawal
ben_vulpes: mike_c: it is, after all, windows technology
mike_c: still? I guess boost qualifies as that
mike_c: how the fuck is litecoin still a thing
mike_c: or at least, as much as it ever was.
BingoBoingo: !!Up yangwao
deedbot: yangwao voiced for 30 minutes.
ben_vulpes: yangwao: who is your daddy and what does he do
ben_vulpes: today's american political wtf: "John Brown, of an anti-Trump group calling itself the Redneck Revolt, wore military fatigues and had an AK-47 rifle strapped to his chest as he and a half dozen others from the group stood about 30 feet behind the barricade for protesters. He said they were there to protect Trump opponents and stand up to fascism."
ben_vulpes: bringing a trb node up on whatever gentoo image scaleway has; 'pthread: command not found', log notes indicate patch necessary to cmake CheckIncludeFiles.cmake, investigation of which shows...no cmake on this box
ben_vulpes: what delightful novelty
BingoBoingo: Sweet http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/08/22/watch-phoenix-protester-takes-pepper-ball-groin/
mircea_popescu: no cmake huh.
ben_vulpes: BingoBoingo: lol that leo piece. "left is hell-bent on discrediting itself", or how did it go
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: apparently
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: Remember that when a leftist group gets COINTELPRO'd that it's because USG wants the shit they are selling
ben_vulpes: but the error i hit was 'pthread: command not found', which...wat
ben_vulpes: BingoBoingo: hey if everything can't be free, maybe we can guilt whitey into giving us their houses and inheritances
mircea_popescu: one generation too late for that.
BingoBoingo: Yeah, Whitey ate their houses
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes amusingly, this dekulakization v2.0 very pussy-like.
ben_vulpes: you mean it wasn't all whining and pleases and you shoulds the first time through?
mircea_popescu: no, it was around ww2, they just stole all real estate.
mircea_popescu: and in other open oven roasts, http://68.media.tumblr.com/137acf17a8143c7e01d8a2ea60b57184/tumblr_nyh0qhzBdx1u9uov7o1_400.gif
mircea_popescu: !!up barpub
deedbot: barpub voiced for 30 minutes.
BingoBoingo: !!Up punto
deedbot: punto voiced for 30 minutes.
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: !~later tell mircea_popescu http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/729p2/?raw=true
jhvh1: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: !~later tell mike_c http://btcbase.org/log/2017-08-23#1702508 << this is NORMAL behaviour for a trb node. and see below re 'stalls' :
a111: Logged on 2017-08-23 04:37 mike_c: ERROR: ConnectInputs() : 650790574a mapTransactions prev not found be8d298e75
jhvh1: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: if trb node is not fetching blocks, but is not showing symptoms of 'black hole'
asciilifeform: !#s blackhole
asciilifeform: then it is working normally,
asciilifeform: i.e. accepts connections, processes mempool tx ( which, if said tx relies on a yet-unseen block, WILL be rejected, and will look exactly like the snippet mike_c posted, and in fact most of the debug log of a syncing node WILL consist of these )
asciilifeform: the reason why mike_c's node appears 'stalled' is that it stopped fetching blocks. trb's block sync behaviour is unspeakably moronic, it will attempt 'long sync' ONCE, on warmup
asciilifeform: and then never again! will passively sit and wait 'for rain to fall into mouth'
asciilifeform: this is the traditional bitcoin sync behaviour, and i have not altered it.
asciilifeform: ( if someone has idea for a useful alteration that doesn't requite 1000s loc, plox to write in. )
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-08-23#1702513 << this is why restarts seem to help -- goes and begs for blox again
a111: Logged on 2017-08-23 04:50 mike_c: oh nice. restart node, back off and running.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-08-23#1702512 << reads like the same ameritards as before, 'can haz reddit and paypal but kinder and gentler'
a111: Logged on 2017-08-23 04:46 ben_vulpes: hue, even pax dickinson wants UCI now: https://twitter.com/CounterFund/status/898366181102555136
asciilifeform: in other lulz, http://archive.is/948EL >> '...the government knew that the firms were on the edge of massive profitability and that they were in fact not insolvent. ...They did it to steal the profits from the company -- which means they stole the shareholder's property to fund other things - including Obamacare.'
BingoBoingo: lol, seems like someone doesn't know how the Altcoin problem works http://qntra.net/2017/07/a-quick-faq-about-the-not-bitcoin-fork-bitcoin-cash/#comment-108317
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 4228.0, vol: 15549.75212745 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 4232.0, vol: 33839.27087237 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 4265.676996, vol: 16456.99580000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 4268.949, vol: 5955.34498557 | Volume-weighted last average: 4241.91718231
whaack: Seems like the miners have an additional incentive to go back to btc after driving up the bch difficulty, since in addition to the 4x bch difficulty the btc difficulty will have dipped (however slightly) due to their absence while mining bch.
BingoBoingo: http://trilema.com/2014/the-woes-of-altcoin-or-why-there-is-no-such-thing-as-cryptocurrencies/ << whaack This becomes untenable for whoever is dumping turkey dollars into propping up BCH, exactly because of the altcoin woes
BingoBoingo: Even with BCH's "Emergency difficulty adjustment" (allegedly drops difficulty after X time without a block found)
whaack: well you don't get stuck without a block, but you get 2016 very quick blocks (that the turkey dollars club must have btc to prop up) and then 12h or w/e without a block
whaack: until whatever chest of btc they have is drained
BingoBoingo: How do you know if they have BTC to prop up? Wouldn't be the first time the insolvent lied.
whaack: I guess when the miners stop raising the difficulty
mircea_popescu: whaack didja read the woes of altcoin thing ?
BingoBoingo: Anyways the "Turkey dollars" refers to the dollars that could buy BTC
whaack: mircea_popescu yes
mircea_popescu: difficulty spikes on dying alts. it's what it does.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: BCH has a lulzy twist, a difficulty blow off valve for this contingency. Insures terminal yo-yo'ing
mircea_popescu: it was fully gm'd back when i wrote that article. such dun help.
BingoBoingo: Yeah, but it's lulzy to watch the mutilation victims rave about their "victories" as the chainsaw revs for another pass.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform alrighty then.
whaack: the point I was trying to make was that there's an additional motive not mentioned in http://trilema.com/2014/the-woes-of-altcoin-or-why-there-is-no-such-thing-as-cryptocurrencies/ for the miners who "swoop in" in to return to to the main chain - namely while they were gone on the main chain the difficulty on the main chain gets reduced in addition to the difficulty on the altcoin being increased.
mircea_popescu: this is mentioned though.
mircea_popescu: "Bitcoin itself has a 400% baked in maximum increase each period, but what practical difference does it make ? Force the attacker to keep hashing for an extra 8 or so hours ? Big whoop, what's eight hours buy you ?
mircea_popescu: Suppose you recalibrate difficulty each block instead. Big whoop, so attacker drives your difficulty up 100x and now you only have to mine six days for negative returns instead of two years. So what ? You're still underwater, and once you recover he can still do it again."
mircea_popescu: footnote 2.
mircea_popescu: aanyway. yes, it's a fine manner to repatriate actual wealth (ie, btc) from the fucktards who traded their wives/daughters for money they shouldn'tr have had in the first place.
mircea_popescu: cunt wants to be free!
mircea_popescu: whaack oh wait, you mean the diff on ~main~ chain gets reduced, because this is an early stage delusion and the fucktards numerous/heavy enough. yes, yes, you're exactly right!
whaack: I just don't see how footnote 2 mentions the point of the btc difficulty decreasing while the miners are away from the main chain, even if it does allude to it by showing that holding the btc miner for an extended period of time doesn't help (b.c. of the fact that while the miners are away from the main chain their difficulty is decreasing)
mircea_popescu: no, you're rightr, extra cherry on top.
whaack: yeah, suppose they held half the miners for 4 weeks, they'd then have to double their payout for the next cycle to match the btc mining offer since the difficulty will have halved (not even including the increase in the altcoin chain)
mircea_popescu: as a very gross estimation yes.
mircea_popescu: it pays to be a miner these days.
trinque: hm, several minutes of lag from me to freenode atm. mitm dept didn't pay their aws bill?
trinque: I just counted 170 sec
trinque: now, fine.
asciilifeform picture kgb d00d putting down cut wire in tap box to take smoke break
mircea_popescu: this happens, amusingly enough.
asciilifeform: of course happens. hence the push for 'tap all lines all the time, petabyte of liquishit lives in db warehouse the size of nyc' etc -- cheaper than trying to make a corps of agents who won't smoke break while tapping
asciilifeform: but then, naturally, several flights down the human material quality latter , agents take smoke breaks still, but not to smoke tobacco, but pot, and not while tapping wires, but while writing code, tc
mircea_popescu: no you don't understand, they have an ad-hoc, informally specified, bug ridden reimplementation of microsoft access. XKEYSCORE!!!!
mircea_popescu laughed ass off @usg for the first time when saw that these days equiv of manhattan project, "general + all the zeks that can be found" came to ~same as romanian computer club windows reimplementation.
mircea_popescu: in fact the utter technological failure of that "warehouse the size of ny" was a major inspiration for teh republic.
asciilifeform: for education's sake : what would 'success' of same, look like ?
mircea_popescu: i dunno, symbolix 2 ?
asciilifeform: ain't that rather like observing that the stasi never made a breakthrough in audio tape tech ?
asciilifeform: dun think they were shooting for one.
mircea_popescu: "holy shit they built ai capable of doing job of corps of competent agents"
mircea_popescu: something like that.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i dun give a shit what they';re shooting for.
mircea_popescu: sour grape general, "oh we weren't aiming to conquer leningrad, we were just here for a stroll"
asciilifeform: different sort of failure, is all. pyramid of cheops , whatever else it is, is not a broken reactor. it's a perfectly 'working' pyramid.
mircea_popescu: what you're aiming for is not up to you.
mircea_popescu: this is more of the same delusion of specialness, "oh, it is my option whether i join trilema and i can set my own goals". in your dreams, and there only.
mircea_popescu: the goals are the goals, and retrospectively it becomes obvious if you found the goals or fumbled like idiot.
mircea_popescu: and thjere's no "that's how i feel blue squares should look on the wall" defense. hence the popularity of the pleb misstatement of "art".
a111: Logged on 2017-04-07 20:17 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-04-07#1639964 << one of the (~the~ ?) advantage of tmsr work for intelligent folk is that there isn't a braindamaged/choiceless manager in the loop going "i know it's stupid but it must be done".
mircea_popescu: myeah. if you're born to be a hooker and the year is 1982, the vegas strip awaits. no ifs butts or taters. it dun matter if you dreamed of being a psychologist or a milliner as a little girl, either, that's what hobbies are for.
mircea_popescu: and the reason we dun wanna tell you what to do is precisely that the identification of these things is only easy in retrospect, but hard in the moment, and there's no worse sadness than following the wrong goal for THIS kind of wrong reason -- that the wrong person told you the wrong things.
mircea_popescu: but no more. certainly not an excuse to assfuck your own brain.
asciilifeform: got it !
mircea_popescu: !!up ppsk
deedbot: ppsk voiced for 30 minutes.
ppsk: just wanted to say I've really enjoyed reading your blog, i can't remember how i first stumbled across it but its been one of the better collection of writings on the internet
mircea_popescu: why ty
ppsk: by the way, does "if you go on a bitcoin fork, irrespective of which scammer proposes it, you will lose your bitcoins" still apply?
ppsk: I was surprised you hadn't written something regarding the whole bitcoin cash debacle
mircea_popescu: why ?
ppsk: it seems to be a significant point of contention in the realm of bitcoin
mircea_popescu: random scam designed to lighten the pockets of wediditreddit fucktards.
ppsk: what do you think about monero?
mircea_popescu: !#s monero
ppsk: thanks, thats handy
ppsk: you spend a lot of time in latin america Mircea, or otherwise live there?
mircea_popescu: i live in cr atm.
ppsk: whats the best country in that region, in your experience
mircea_popescu: prolly cr.
mircea_popescu: "Best" you know. what do you do ?
ppsk: Ive seriously considered the universal plan for wealth, I was thinking central or south america is a good place to start over
mircea_popescu: ah, people swear by costa rica. abundant, cheap hookers and nice weather.
ppsk: easy TEFL program too from what I hear, makes getting in and staying in a lot easier
mircea_popescu: !!up ppsk
deedbot: ppsk voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: do you have a pgp key ?
ppsk: no, I'm rather new to all this
mircea_popescu: anyway, the first time i was here, bout 15 years ago, i came in on a tourist visa (with the idea of staying for a coupla weeks), ended up staying three years.
mircea_popescu: they fined me like 17 bucks on exit and that was the sum total of inconvenience.
ppsk: lol, i doubt you would get away with that these days. But then, maybe?
mircea_popescu: i have nfi. maybe.
whaack: ppsk from my research in the matter apparently CR has a 90 day rule for most gringos...wherein you just have to step out of the country (for an hour) every 90 days. so you can do a Panama or Nicaragua day trip and get your passport stamped and come right back. Apparently you can get banned from returning to CR for 1-2 years now if you leave having stayed more than 90 days.
mircea_popescu: if you're not dirt poor you can apply for residency for being rich.
mircea_popescu: must prove 30k/year income for at least two years. so you know, buy a bond or w/e.
mircea_popescu: the amusing part being that the cap for public employees compensation is 4.2mn colones /month (about 10k/year)
asciilifeform: 30k << that sounds brainmeltingly cheap... what's the catch ?
mircea_popescu: no catch. and that's the CAP.
asciilifeform: gotta prove ~max~ income ?!
mircea_popescu: no, i mean, people being paid by costa rican government may not earn in excess of
asciilifeform: aah i was speaking of the prove-30k item
mircea_popescu: !~calc 4200000 / 585 * 12
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: 4200000 / 585 * 12 = 86153.84615384616
mircea_popescu: me failing math. their cap is 86k/yr not 8600 as i thought, nm
asciilifeform: that's ~= usg 'g14' iirc.
mircea_popescu: something like that.
asciilifeform: notbad.jpg spendolade for a bananistan
mircea_popescu: anyway. yeah, if you show them you own a 1mn bond paying 3% you're good.
mircea_popescu: as to the catch -- well for eg, they got obamacare here. if you're a resident you must enroll. and so on.
mircea_popescu: as per usual, following laws doesn't pay.
mircea_popescu: ie, why the fuck would you pay 3x what they pay to be part of their shithole medicare, when 100% of thew time you'll use the private hospitals.
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2017/08/nytimes-corporations-moral-voice-of-america-soviet-america-continues-thrashing/ << Qntra - "NYTIMES: Corporations Moral Voice Of America" – Soviet America Continues Thrashing
BingoBoingo: So much old trilema to read and link as Soviet America collapses
mircea_popescu: for srs.
asciilifeform: in other non-noose, 10ns ecc sram is ~15 usd / megabit today.
asciilifeform: ( for n00bz : that's 100MHz )
asciilifeform: grr megabyte
asciilifeform: 15 per megabyte.
asciilifeform: http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/ISSI/IS61WV51216BLL-10TLI << e.g. (and they block archive.is, who'dvethunkit )
mod6: mircea_popescu: need some help when you're around.
mircea_popescu: shoot mod6
mod6: so it's been suggested that we change 'trusted-nodes' to 'advertised republican nodes', which is fine with me. but the file that these live in is called 'trusted-nodes.html'. Since this is now linked in trilema 'how-to-participate', should we do a redirect to a new file, or just change the filename, or just change its contents?
mircea_popescu: i expect just change the contents
mod6: fair enough. cheers!
ben_vulpes: in other tmsr news: http://www.thoriumenergyworld.com/news/finally-worlds-first-tmsr-experiment-in-over-40-years-started
mike_c: mircea_popescu: copy, thanks.
mircea_popescu: mah pleasure
mike_c: asciilifeform - so.. is there some way to kick it besides restarting?
mike_c: I ordered this shit from amazon before I orderd the goats. Goats arrived, still waiting for amazon package.
mircea_popescu: alf has been very on top of deliveries
BingoBoingo: alf > amazon
mircea_popescu: o btw asciilifeform any progress re the matchstick pattern game ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: notrly
asciilifeform: maybe the other d00dz , solved...
mod6: not me.
asciilifeform: mod6..? ben_vulpes? mike_c ?
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2017/08/bitcoin-network-mining-difficulty-drops-3-8-percent-to-second-place-versus-all-time-high/ << Qntra - Bitcoin Network Mining Difficulty Drops ~3.8 Percent To Second Place Versus All Time High
mike_c: log search turns up nothing useful but a dead dpaste. matchstick game?
mircea_popescu: you recall, you had to guess how the arrangement relates to a number
mircea_popescu: hanbot was teh witness
trinque: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-08-23#1702601 << turns out the soviet bureau of intertubes was laying me a fatter pipe.
a111: Logged on 2017-08-23 17:50 trinque: hm, several minutes of lag from me to freenode atm. mitm dept didn't pay their aws bill?
mircea_popescu: trinque practically the same thing!!