mats: bitcoin-otc still lives, you know
mats: at least 1 fiat broker offering cash in mail
asciilifeform: lol 10k promisetronium via usgmail from rando
asciilifeform: what could be better.
mats: one even has an mp rating!
asciilifeform: usgmail has no mprating.
mats: anyone know how many megatonnes move through usg domestic mail?
asciilifeform: for some they move rembrandts, for others , like yours truly, they confiscate $5 package of screws.
mats: one guy's even known to fly cross country to meet clients
asciilifeform: known to whom ?
asciilifeform: not me.
asciilifeform: and dafuq do i need a suitcase of green for inside usaschwitz.
mats: well, if you're looking to sell, the one guy can wire, ach, bank deposit, according to listing in order book
mats: you could hawala if you don't want to give up your PII to the guy
ben_vulpes: remember the good old days of bank deposits?
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-28#1743982 you know, "all is forgotten in 3 years", like the jews' ancient "7 year festival"
a111: Logged on 2017-11-28 23:30 BingoBoingo: What was that again? Shame, disappear for 3 years and slave away in the tit mines?
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1743984 << what failed ? teh very detailed discussion of each of these 3, MEGA blog fodder.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 01:38 asciilifeform yet again, for 3rd time in 2 yrs, attempted and failed to build a 'zero foot print runtime' for gnat -- to abolish the 3MB of liquishit it shits into every executable.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 01:48 asciilifeform: ( hey lamer, you wanted No_Secondary_Stack restriction ? fuck you, we used variable-length strings for the exception message passing. and 9,001 of similar item. )
mircea_popescu: "For documentation, see the GNAT sources." bwahaha
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744011 << in fairness, it was only even said we might want to do this http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-18#1740281 ie two weeks ago.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 01:56 ben_vulpes: sad stuff, asciilifeform .
a111: Logged on 2017-11-18 16:02 mircea_popescu: i would much prefer to have a v-root for whatever bios, with the binary clearly laid out, so people with the competence can take it apart.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 04:41 ben_vulpes: give it a half decade
mircea_popescu: i just hope 100k doesn't happen before new year's.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/why-is-fighting-corruption-the-pantsuit-callsign/ << Trilema - Why is "fighting corruption" the pantsuit callsign ?
shinohai: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: shinohai: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 10896.81, vol: 19640.93177920 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 10900.0, vol: 85373.05648051 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 10948.2, vol: 5084.46936032 | Volume-weighted last average: 10901.656852
shinohai: it falls to 10k
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744071 << http://btcbase.org/log/2017-09-14#1714372 and earlier still.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 07:15 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744011 << in fairness, it was only even said we might want to do this http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-18#1740281 ie two weeks ago.
a111: Logged on 2017-09-14 17:24 asciilifeform: ^ which does mean that i'ma have to a) audit the binary when ffa built for use in the field b) patch gcc/gnat not to emit DIV
asciilifeform: safety-critical coad gets binaudited, even in heathendom
asciilifeform: ( there is not , for perfectly fundamental reasons, a compiler that can be blindly trusted -- to work correctly, not even speaking of thompsonism here )
a111: Logged on 2017-04-03 22:14 asciilifeform: incidentally the folx who designed ada, read thompson's paper. and immediately acted. which is why in ada you get 'driving stick'-style control over the compiler, the order in which it puts down routines, and data structures during 'elaboration', and can leave bread crumbs for manual binary auditor (yes) to look for when he compares (yes) binaries built on different systems for same rocket.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744060 << lol mats why would i want it in a usg-transparent bank ?
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 05:27 mats: well, if you're looking to sell, the one guy can wire, ach, bank deposit, according to listing in order book
asciilifeform: the only thing asciilifeform would ever consider spending coinz on, is a perma-ticket out of the shitreich.
asciilifeform: i dun need a barrel of green for anything ( the only place i can spend it here, is the veggie market. and at airport they confiscate any over 10k . ) nor is depositolade in usgbank of any use, obummer immediately claims half
asciilifeform: pretty sure we had this thread.
asciilifeform: including the oblig 'hey, i get away with it' 'because you ain't under the microscope'
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744066 << ~all the detail in yesterday's log. gnat inserts dependencies on the rts even when not only not used but pragma-restricted against e.g. secondarystack, elaboration, stringism, taskism
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 06:00 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1743984 << what failed ? teh very detailed discussion of each of these 3, MEGA blog fodder.
asciilifeform: there is a mode ( see also log ) where it doesn't insert anything, that is used traditionally to compile gnat itself. but there it hard-enforces adacore's weird style scheme, and cannot be forced not to. i'ma have to patch.
asciilifeform: q nao is which gnat to patch -- and take as a pet, and genesis etc
asciilifeform: ( i also haven't fully verified that the self-building mode is able to insert ~no~ spurious deps, in stock gnat )
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 07:17 mircea_popescu: i just hope 100k doesn't happen before new year's.
asciilifeform: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: asciilifeform: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 10955.0, vol: 19967.78020329 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 10914.0, vol: 84625.04203831 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 10821.4, vol: 5405.81666339 | Volume-weighted last average: 10916.8918573
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform does insert "unicode support" ? :D
mircea_popescu: could be the criterion.
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2016/liberals-what-liberals/#footnote_1_70002 << in which i discover idiocy even has a name. apparently it was CEDR, back in 2016!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: oddly enough, pragma Restrictions(No_Wide_Characters) actually worx.
mircea_popescu: well that's something.
asciilifeform: a good chunk of'em -- work
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform could you just write emacs mode to fix the spacing/style ? possibly cheaper than sawing gnat apart.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: looking into it.
asciilifeform: i suspect it's retarded in other ways tho, and will have to be cured in the end
asciilifeform: see, gotta get not only auditable, but romable p. 4MB ball of ??? ain't romable.
asciilifeform: ( dun think any of my opteron boxes know how to address >4MB of rom ~total~ , for instance. )
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in heathendom ! https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_2017-af0a.html >> 'libcurl contains an out boundary access flaw in SSL related code. When allocating memory for a connection (the internal struct called connectdata), a certain amount of memory is allocated at the end of the struct to be used for SSL related structs ... The math used to calculate the extra memory amount necessary for the SSL library was wrong on 32 bit systems,
asciilifeform: which made the allocated memory too small by 4 bytes. The last struct member of the last object within the memory area could then be outside... ' etc
mircea_popescu: i recall reading this a while backl
asciilifeform: new one.
a111: Logged on 2016-02-16 15:59 asciilifeform: 'The glibc DNS client side resolver is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow when the getaddrinfo() library function is used. Software using this function may be exploited with attacker-controlled domain names, attacker-controlled DNS servers, or through a man-in-the-middle attack.'
mircea_popescu: na i meant specifically re curl
a111: Logged on 2017-08-11 20:20 asciilifeform: and not wholly unrelatedly, https://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20170809C.html << libcurl 0d
asciilifeform: quite similar.
asciilifeform: and i'ma save some wear on ye olde kbd, and leave a http://btcbase.org/log/2017-08-11#1697191 .
a111: Logged on 2017-08-11 20:25 asciilifeform: https://curl.haxx.se/changes.html#7_55_0 << holy SHIT that's a lengthy buglist for a proggy that... loads http and puts to stdout
asciilifeform: !~later tell phf do you happen to have a copy of bolix's adatron src ? dun look like it's on the classical disk set, at least not in src form.
jhvh1: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: lol i half-expected the cufflinks to read 'btc'
mircea_popescu: you know i managed to lose the pair ?
asciilifeform: lemme guess, at sea ?
mircea_popescu: nfi where they went, possibly chick ended up swallowing.
mircea_popescu: also managed to misplace a 2ct diamond i used to wear in mah lapel... utter puyi operation i'm running over here.
mircea_popescu: one could live comfortably out of all the hazard-for-6-yos items i lose apparently.
asciilifeform: and mouse could live for a century on the flakes of skin that fall of the elephant, why not.
mircea_popescu: iirc those cuffs were like 5 btc ? 15 ? something.
asciilifeform: lol at least mircea_popescu had some cuffs for a spell. all i got for 5btc was losing to alphago and watching hitler cackle...
mircea_popescu: bitter eh
asciilifeform: it ain't like losing a bag of usd, or a diamond, not easy to forget.
asciilifeform: the loss grows 4evah.
mircea_popescu: all i got for 1k btc was averting this 2017 happening in 2014, let's call it.
mircea_popescu: totally worth it, at that.
asciilifeform: which 2017 ? hypothetical bubbleocalypse ?
mircea_popescu gets to forever recall how buffett was too scared to pick up glove, and cackle.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform well it did go up 10x, didn't it.
asciilifeform: i'm not equipped to say whether this is a problem
asciilifeform: ( potentially -- lethal, potentially -- uninteresting, i have nfi )
mircea_popescu: " Consider that the market is currently pricing Bitcoin over 10k as a 114.19/73.69 sort of proposition. That's right : the open market valuation of the notion that Bitcoin will go over 10`000 USD this year is not so much worse than even odds."
mircea_popescu: nevar fuhget.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform leaving reality aside, i can readily show in a snowglobe model how it's a problem. so, some indians (by which derrogatory term we denote genetically stunted, phenotypically inferior apes with some superficial semblance of humanity) had their "land" token inflated by events into great value cca 1600.
mircea_popescu: as a result, they traded their valuable token AS A BLOC to other people.
mircea_popescu: this trading as a bloc means, importantly, that the political and legal framework changes.
mircea_popescu: the "cypherpunks" or "internet experts" or whatever you call the genetically stunted, phenotypically inferior apes depicted eg in http://trilema.com/2012/generatia-fara/ are not in any way different from those indians of yore.
mircea_popescu: and in 2014 they still had too much bitcoin.
mircea_popescu: in which sense, ethereum (not as the item, but as the prion set) is necessary for bitcoin to go into the millions. just a step on teh road.
a111: Logged on 2017-08-18 04:00 mircea_popescu: otherwise what, we'll be stuck in 2020 dealing with legacy yahoos ? noty.
mircea_popescu: something like that.
asciilifeform: ignoring for a moment the folly of formulating btc-usd as a scalar ( picture if somebody were to show up with a million-btc buy or sell, say ) -- i have nfi what the actual, honest number is , nor any clue as to where such a thing might even be hidden
asciilifeform: yes a gox will give a plebe 10 ( 11? ) k if he comes in with 1. but beyond this.
mircea_popescu: let's just say that the principal military function of leadership is the management of the enemy perception of weakness.
asciilifeform: ( ignoring for a moment the fact that if shitreich subject walks in with 1 btc, they will give 5k usd to him and 5k to clitler )
shinohai: id rather get 10k btc for me :D
asciilifeform: 'better to be rich and healthy, than poor and diseased' (tm)(r)
shinohai: "height": 496710,
shinohai: "last_fork_height": 495171,
asciilifeform: prbism ?
asciilifeform: what means 'fork height' ? place of most recent reorg ?
asciilifeform: that dun tell me what it is
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform dudes implemented their own json thing.
asciilifeform: ... looks liek exactly what i thought, most-recent-reorg
shinohai: the "last_fork_height" = last reorg since whoever made most recent mooncoin
asciilifeform: shinohai: looks like it's simply the most recent reorg their box saw, neh ?
asciilifeform: ( getting this number from a trbtron is still a manual process. )
asciilifeform: fortunately if you have logging switched on, it's a straight grep
shinohai: im trying to get block height from various sources (as experiment) this morning
asciilifeform: oh try this unbelievable horror on for size : zoolag since http://btcbase.org/log/2017-08-19#1700485 is STILL syncing
a111: Logged on 2017-08-19 00:13 asciilifeform: ACHTUNG panzers!! trb node 'zoolag' is back in business, this time as ordinary linux box -- syncing from 0 . same ip as prev.
asciilifeform: this is a ssd box, on very reasonable fiber, no less.
asciilifeform: 461874 currently.
asciilifeform: the sync mechanism is retarded beyond belief ( see l0gz )
asciilifeform: !#s rain mouth
asciilifeform: as it is, that thing spends 99% of cpu filling up disk with the familiar ERROR: ConnectInputs() : d84dc3e02d mapTransactions prev not found f74a08a53a
asciilifeform: ERROR: AcceptToMemoryPool() : ConnectInputs failed d84dc3e02d etc.
mircea_popescu: not so terrible, 35k to go
asciilifeform: 14+ weeks !!
mircea_popescu: we need bigger blocks.
mircea_popescu: otherwise bitcoin can't be used.
shinohai: 100TB blox today
asciilifeform: spends most of its time not having any notion that the next block exists.
asciilifeform: ( granted i could've filled it up with eatblock in <2days. but it's been some years since i synced 'from wild' and thought 'why not test..' )
mod6: <+asciilifeform> 461874 currently. << 492622 :: I'm gettin' closer!
asciilifeform: mod6: when was yours born ?
mod6: ugh, long time ago.
mod6: took very long time to sync. but !ssd drive.
asciilifeform: gotta supply both numerator and denominator, mod6
asciilifeform: otherwise what do we have.
mod6: im doin about 300-350 blocks per day or so now.
diana_coman: hm, here I have one at 429437, started on 4th October; kind of got almost full data day by day, lol
asciilifeform: all trb boxen where log wasn't cut off, have day-by-day, neh
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> this is a ssd box, on very reasonable fiber, no less. << I am very glad/sad that asciilifeform's sync from wild experiments are concordant with my own
BingoBoingo: Espere por favor!
BingoBoingo: And in other news, Conde Naste has decidedly quit the jet set: " Holiday gift guide 2017 — The 2017 Ars Technica gadget gift guide: On-the-go and travel tech edition We reflected on a year of testing to find the best tech for your next road trip."
BingoBoingo: road trip, Road trip, Road Trip, ROAD TRIP!
ben_vulpes: and garrison keillor falls to #metoo
BingoBoingo: And their list... fucking idiot slabs and headphones
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: Also... Matt Lauer
asciilifeform: who are any of these
asciilifeform: ( srs q. i have nfi nor have any notion of why i should )
ben_vulpes: keillor ran a variety show for people afraid of vaginas on NPR forever
ben_vulpes: lauer, no idea
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: They are emoticons of USian attempt at having a cultured. Matt Lauer is NBC's younger man hosting morning news show for older women.
ben_vulpes: keillor was a liberal entertainment darling, right up there with ira glass for trophy of most inoffensive and least entertaining person that Everyone Agrees Is Just Amazing
ben_vulpes: and the truuuuuly hilarious thing is that howard stern has yet to fall to the #metoo crowd (possibly won't?), which just goes to show that there is zero strength in the defense of being nice and appeasing the everyone.
asciilifeform: wtf is '#metoo'
BingoBoingo: Matt Lauer, was her demoocracy's bitch boy comforting the old biddies and making them feel relevant
asciilifeform: and do i even want to find out
ben_vulpes: it's the sekuhara fire sweeping la nacion!
trinque: #metoo is the noise twatters make when you grab 'em by the pussy
ben_vulpes: "sekuhara" being the noise little japanese girls emitted in storms of arousal when i played in japan as a youf
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: mp's fdr is prominently missing
asciilifeform: ( grrr, where is the link! it's a jpeg, on trilema somewhere ! )
a111: Logged on 2017-11-28 12:58 mircea_popescu: and speaking of which, http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-28#1743518 prolly needs to be addressed better than the original "i wouldn't give a shit" : i'm ready to take over the governance of the entire world from the hands of the inept pretenders of today, as of yesterday. the result would be very ~different~, yes, but that's irrelevant.
asciilifeform: hey gabriel_laddel is that yours ?
asciilifeform: 'Antecedent companies are iRobot (ie roomba. founded 1990, IPO $100MN in 2005 at 24/share), Neato (raised 45MN, 2005, acquired by 'Vorwork', a German household appliances firm this Sept. Fiscal details unavailable). Both ventures attempted an 'AI' ...' << what means 'antecedent ventures' ?
asciilifeform: and i must disagree, 'neato''s vacuum cleaner worx pretty great.
asciilifeform: i have several, in various places
asciilifeform: ( will gripe, but not about the firmware -- the roller bearing overheats )
gabriel_laddel: antecedent ventures == those who failed to venture far enough
gabriel_laddel: and thanks for input re Neato
asciilifeform: how does a cad proggy compete with vaccuum co tho
asciilifeform: i dun get it
trinque: gabriel_laddel: you're sharting up a biz?
asciilifeform: also can see this cad ? or hypothetical yet
gabriel_laddel: totally hypothetical, I'm just sticking this on the end of "gimme job plz" emails along with some connective tissue
asciilifeform: btw gabriel_laddel there is a massive unfilled hole in cad-dom ,
asciilifeform: !#s from:asciilifeform eagle
a111: 33 results for "from:asciilifeform eagle", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=from%3Aasciilifeform%20eagle
asciilifeform: !#s from:asciilifeform pcb cad
a111: 2 results for "from:asciilifeform pcb cad", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=from%3Aasciilifeform%20pcb%20cad
asciilifeform: ^ there does not currently exist a decent pcb cad. at. all.
gabriel_laddel: afaict, the lack of a CAD program to input the clean routines is the only reason I get interrupted by cleaners in whatever lounge I happen to be working in
asciilifeform: there's an ancient and now-unsupported closed warez turd. and a buncha open sores that dun work ~at all. ( on linux, i dun give a fuck what exists for microshit )
gabriel_laddel: or maybe neato allows more fine-grained control than I am aware of
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: 'neato' vacuum doesn't do the random walk thing, it laser-scans the surrounding room (1d) and does edges, then colours 'in' the insides. pretty predictable.
gabriel_laddel: oh thank G-d
asciilifeform: ( even the places where it will get stuck, are quite predictable. one sticks magnetic rubber to the floor, it has reed switch and avoids )
asciilifeform: did it run over yer ethernet cord
gabriel_laddel: I switched from colemak back to qwerty
gabriel_laddel: keep fking up
a111: Logged on 2014-12-01 02:29 asciilifeform experimented with dvorak a few times over the years, found that he doesn't enter enough human language text to make the effort worthwhile
trinque: what's the point of putting a company pitch in a cover letter for another job?
trinque: other than tweaker bouncing all over the map?
asciilifeform: not sure when i last did something where kbd speed was remotely the bottleneck.
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform has to do with my hand hurting from overuse
asciilifeform: trinque: possibly this is the culture in his monkeystan, it sounds familiar
asciilifeform: 'list yer failed companies'
trinque: every speed head gets high, thinks he's gonna take on all the things
gabriel_laddel: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744264 < ty for pointer, did not grok this from logs
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 18:29 asciilifeform: ^ there does not currently exist a decent pcb cad. at. all.
gabriel_laddel: trinque have not used in ~week
gabriel_laddel: fu am going to take on all the things anyways
trinque: doesn't matter; your behavior is wrapped around it. probably one of those kids given speed pills instead of parenting.
gabriel_laddel: but beyond that, I was applying to accelerators with this company because I don't want a real job
trinque: you are not in a position to declare what you want.
gabriel_laddel: plus was listing off interesting things you could build with masamune
ben_vulpes: dude the best thing you could be doing right now is living out of a shoebox and extracting as many dollars from the sv machine to turn into btc as you possibly can.
gabriel_laddel: I don't want to hold btc until the inversion happens
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: sounds like what he already does neh
asciilifeform: waiwat inversion
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: he doesn't extract cash as far as i can tell
ben_vulpes: gabriel_laddel: inversion?
gabriel_laddel: ben_vulpes yer right regarding the lack of cash...
gabriel_laddel: ben_vulpes yeah -- when suddenly the _general public_ (ie gov/cia/fbi pensioners) realizes they need to hold btc and come to beat it out of whoever
a111: Logged on 2016-12-01 18:19 asciilifeform: but quite destructive to folx who are doing equivalent of ~planning~ the march
gabriel_laddel: I aim to use btc AFTER that whole ugly period
ben_vulpes: gabriel_laddel: man cannot operate from basis of fear
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: elaborate re 'ugly period'
ben_vulpes: eh i don't care to engage in these hallucinations
asciilifeform: and re how 'gov pensioner' is to hold btc ( not to be confused with 'gox holds btc for idjit pensioners' which afaik already happens today )
trinque: this whole thing is the tweaker's "am fine, everything's fine" loop. only reason he comes by
gabriel_laddel: ben_vulpes I'm not afraid, just not particularly adept with guns/poison
asciilifeform: nah let's here
trinque: "look, am smart and doing things"
trinque: gabriel_laddel: name one thing you've "aimed" to do and done?
gabriel_laddel: trinque 1. get a job at startup without having graduated from anything ever, with no network (CHECKMARK)
gabriel_laddel: 2. build masamune, sell (CHECKMARK)
ben_vulpes: all i see is the same old same fuckin old excuses for not having the readies and willingness to do what it takes to operate a full node
trinque: and any of this is relevant to the republic how
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: who do you suppose will come to beat you for btc ? and why , e.g., BingoBoingo , ben_vulpes , asciilifeform , trinque , not yet beaten
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform because the coke-selling part of the CIA has not yet wanted to own btc
asciilifeform: beaten for usd ? check, every 2 wks, every time i get a cheque lol
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: why would you suppose it not yet ?
asciilifeform: if you have a good proper coke biznis why wouldja walk around shaking down plebes for lunch money.
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform gut instinct + talking to people out here + overhead conversations
trinque: if he spent any time stabilizing his life, he wouldn't have the urgency that excuses the drug habits
trinque: not that I see any point in the 300th rehash of gabriel_laddel
gabriel_laddel: "stabilizing time" == building a castle
ben_vulpes: b-but building a fortress and carving a domain of sovereignty out is antithetical to the digital nomad ideal, trinque !
trinque: yes, the splitting is also a speed user thing
asciilifeform: trinque: erudite madness is educational.
gabriel_laddel: where was the thread where MP notes the only stable life is in ransacking other's castles...
asciilifeform: 'stable' is a mirage, everybody dies of sumpthin.
trinque: lol, what do you do, hobble up to the door and knock, ask for change?
asciilifeform: i'd like to hear where gabriel_laddel intends to put the castle
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform wait what. I intend no such thing
gabriel_laddel: I specifically have no intent to hold btc until after some people get murdered for it
gabriel_laddel: "yer not a man then!" OK ya, am total wage slave / bitch to someone willing to kill for it. fine by me
asciilifeform: from what does gabriel_laddel conclude that no one's been murdered quite yet ?
asciilifeform: e.g. that chick who was thrown from 14th floor in singapore , when was it, 3y ago
asciilifeform: ran a gox, wouldn't play ball, etc
asciilifeform: or the 'dpr' d00d, who may as well be dead for all i know
asciilifeform: possibly gets flayed and regrown every week, like prometheus and his eagles, and spitting out privkeyz a bit in a month at a time
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform anyway I respond it'll boil down to "gut instinct". And that's fine, because we've all got different T levels, peni lengths, brain structures, heights and this determines what you're up for / can do.
asciilifeform: no q was re specifically how gabriel_laddel pictures 'axe time, sword time'
asciilifeform: i'm a connoisseur meself, would like to hear his ver.
gabriel_laddel: Oh I think I'll hear fear / desperation in the voice of one of these government people while getting a coffee.
BingoBoingo: <gabriel_laddel> trinque have not used in ~week << AHA, the extended phase of withdrawal!
gabriel_laddel: Some panic'd phrasing of "my USD investments are worthless!"
gabriel_laddel: BingoBoingo meth has no withdraw
gabriel_laddel: read more
asciilifeform: let's rewind a bit back to the last reich -- picture 'i dun wanna hold any diamonds, gold, until the nazis go away'
asciilifeform: 'what if gestapo gets hold of me'
asciilifeform: the diamonds might not help, but how do they hurt.
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform palintir is right around corner from me. if I hear them discussing how to track down someone from btc addy over lunch == axe time sword time
asciilifeform: let's expand on this
asciilifeform: picture yerself as the fuhrer. how would you go about 'track down someone from btc addy' ?
BingoBoingo: <gabriel_laddel> but beyond that, I was applying to accelerators with this company because I don't want a real job << Sometime at a "real job" would be good for you. Work at BingoBoingo store, call it "field research" if that makes Brian in the head feel better. Show up, bust your ass, eat shit, THEN ask yourself "Why wasn't I working this hard for myself before?"
gabriel_laddel: yo it'll sound like a bunch of excited / nervous engineering types discussing IP addresses, fake names & locations over lunch
gabriel_laddel: or something. but I know I've not seen it yet.
BingoBoingo: <gabriel_laddel> BingoBoingo meth has no withdraw << It has a withdrawl syndrome. Not at all like opiates or alcohol. More subtle, treacherous thing.
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: no but let's work this out. gabriel_laddel generates an addr. pgps it to e.g. asciilifeform . who sends to it a coin. how does hitler find that 1) addr belongs to gabriel_laddel 2) where to find and rectothermally rebuke gabriel_laddel
gabriel_laddel: BingoBoingo do tell since clearly you know more about clean mexican meth than I do.
gabriel_laddel: (incidentally d-amphetamine is WAY BETTER than meth)
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: better how ?
asciilifeform: now i'm curious
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform regarding addy: you're looking at this the wrong way -- people with shit security ALREADY hold btc. And tracking me down is easy. Can come find me anyday in PA.
BingoBoingo: gabriel_laddel: When one takes ANY stimulant catecholamine drug, neurons start growing more receptors to handle the extra shit sticking around then (aka receptor upregulation, this provides tolerance). When you cease the stims, it takes substantial time for the receptors to downregulate again.
gabriel_laddel: BingoBoingo hur dur mind altering substances alter the mind.
BingoBoingo: !!up gabriel_laddel
gabriel_laddel: this is not withdraw
BingoBoingo: gabriel_laddel: It is a form of withdrawal.
gabriel_laddel: gtfo or do more drugs
gabriel_laddel: You have no idea
asciilifeform: i betcha the d00d know what he got into.
BingoBoingo: In the severly afflicted like little miss trainwreck it proves rather debilitating
asciilifeform: as i understand gabriel_laddel has 3-5 yrs to live, if typical dose.
ben_vulpes: BingoBoingo: lmt is a mether?
gabriel_laddel: What, pray tell, did she take, and for how long, and how clean, and by what ROA?
asciilifeform: ought to make good use of it.
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: Was
trinque: eh when the shadow people show up, gabriel_laddel can give them jobs in his startup
ben_vulpes: BingoBoingo: boozer too?
ben_vulpes: miscagenation of the 12-steppers!
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: Well, yes. This is what much of my extended meatwot network has become. People who stopped drink/dope and are at various rebuilding stages
BingoBoingo: But yes, most people when drinking and drugging at problem level don't cleanly separate drink and drug
gabriel_laddel doesn't drink fwiw.
ben_vulpes: ain't about you, buddy.
ben_vulpes: BingoBoingo: i did not know that the networks cross-pollinated but it makes a great deal of sense
BingoBoingo has only met one "clean productivity mether" who tried the recovery thing. Bounced in/out and then allegedly a heated argument did in his cardiovascular system
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: what was 'clean productivity', gotta wonder
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: Well, opiate crisis. AA and NA offer same problem s/alcoholism/addiction
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Academi-wank
asciilifeform: patron saint of intellectual dopers, paul erdos , took such small doses that a typical american would not even feel
asciilifeform: ( i.e. milligrams )
BingoBoingo: milligrams are generally what these things are measured in
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform d-amph is better in that it far less physical, doesn't cause oxidative stress, isn't as much of a "scheming" high and won't make you tweak to the point of tripping face.
asciilifeform: hm looks like i am unequipped to process gabriel_laddel's summary
asciilifeform: not knowing what is a 'scheming high' or 'tripping face'
asciilifeform: or for this matter 'to tweak'
asciilifeform: do i need to do some time in a dope den , to learn this ?
gabriel_laddel: nah, one sec
a111: Logged on 2017-11-24 06:34 gabriel_laddel: then -- BLAM. Tweaking.
asciilifeform: i;ma guess it's an unwanted effect ?
gabriel_laddel: Nono, just different. Fuck can't find the link -- but anyways, I had the idea that it'd be easier to hold a lightbulb over my head and head out on a Sat. night in sf than to network with people one by one
asciilifeform: light bulb?
gabriel_laddel: then did that -- for 3-6 hours in the dead of night. Some guy offered me his sister's hand in marriage.
asciilifeform: didja take it?
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> do i need to do some time in a dope den , to learn this ? << I have been suggested you visit an AA/NA meeting for some time to meet people
asciilifeform: dun i gotta take to drink 1st, and then quit..?
gabriel_laddel: lolno. But when you "tweak" the ideas in your head start to drive rather than sane human things like "I shouldn't be fooling around with these love-glasses and the way they make the girls look in broad daylight" go out the window.
BingoBoingo: Tradition 3: The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Doesn't say for how long...
gabriel_laddel: http://www.robssuperhappyfunstore.com/toyfireworksheartsx50-002483.html < love-glasses
asciilifeform: lol never before heard of such a thing.
asciilifeform: must be a californilandia thing
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: taking performance dope, when you dun have any aim, is rather like swinging a hammer wildly around your room, where there are no nails to pound
BingoBoingo wonder what gabriel_laddel's objection to cocaine was, it's a natural botanical and reportedly fairly cheap compared to historically
asciilifeform: likely to end badly
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: possibly he valued his nose ?
BingoBoingo: There's other routes to administer
asciilifeform: dun think it's very active orally ?
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform nah. understanding through observation can be performance-enhanced. is useful too.
asciilifeform: !#s a smell of petrol pervades throughout
a111: 0 results for "a smell of petrol pervades throughout", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=a%20smell%20of%20petrol%20pervades%20throughout
asciilifeform: !~google a smell of petrol pervades throughout
jhvh1: asciilifeform: Quote by Bertrand Russell: “William James describes a man who got ...: <https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/301370-william-james-describes-a-man-who-got-the-experience-from>; Secret of the Universe: A Strong Smell of Turpentine Prevails ...: <https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/03/31/turpentine-prevails/>; to spread over an area - synonyms and related words | Macmillan ...: (1 more message)
asciilifeform: turpentine, it was.
asciilifeform: re 'understanding'.
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> dun think it's very active orally ? << Could make a chewing gum or sublingual tablet
asciilifeform: let's for the l0gz :
asciilifeform: 'William James describes a man who got the experience from laughing-gas; whenever he was under its influence, he knew the secret of the universe, but when he came to, he had forgotten it. At last, with immense effort, he wrote down the secret before the vision had faded. When completely recovered, he rushed to see what he had written. It was : “A smell of petroleum prevails throughout.” '
gabriel_laddel: I have to move because people are coming into the room, but will drop an actual story with details here in a sec, or at least PM to you ascii
asciilifeform: plz dun pm
asciilifeform: i very rarely read pm. post in-chan.
trinque: I fail to see the fascination here
asciilifeform: trinque: i suppose you dun think those priests who set themselves on fire , were interesting either
trinque can walk a few blocks and watch bums get high at pleasure
trinque: doesn't appeal
trinque: asciilifeform: can't compare that level of discipline to this
BingoBoingo: trinque: Maybe he hits bottom, finds a sponsor to guide him through steps, becomes useful?
asciilifeform: trinque: what discipline. petrol, match.
asciilifeform: whereas scoring, weighing, purifying dope, while knowing what you signed up for -- discipline.
asciilifeform: as i understand.
trinque: asciilifeform: one of whom I'm thinking sat peacefully as he burned
asciilifeform: http://trilema.com/2014/the-all-american-asshole-in-his-own-words-with-my-own-notes/#selection-2959.0-2975.867 << see also
trinque: gabriel_laddel can't sit peacefully and he's not even combusting
BingoBoingo: !!up gabriel_laddel
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: have some patience, ffs, post things in-chan
gabriel_laddel: An effective summary of d-amph: it works, you're in control it and has no comedown (due to l-amph in adderal). Whereas meth (again no negative comedown aside from sleep & need to eat like pregnant (with ideas?)) will grab your conciousness and irreversiby chain it to your own interests in the span of 5-15 minutes. Anyone rambling about how 'pleasu
gabriel_laddel: rable' it is simply has no academic interests & probably spends most of their time seeking or finding sexual release (ie #tweaker nation tumblr females. Notice, very few post about meth and the read much closer to 'Ive no purpose, need to reproduce, NOW. What you like meth? OKAYSUREWHATEVERMETOOJUSTFUCKMEALREADY'). The catch however is that you've
gabriel_laddel: not a choice in the matter. A state of (Csikszentmihalyi) flow - forgetting to eat, drink, sitting in one position beyond any reasonable limit - we all do this when thinking anyways, but it can be interupted. When you remove the very notion of interruption what you're left with is tweaking, which is an awful lot like being enslaved, perfectly, by a
gabriel_laddel: n idea, or some form of sensory input bodily electrical resonance. MP's 'women are only useful as slaves' comes to mind. Are men only useful when tweaking? 'Bennies' were readily available at Los Alamos during MP. Did no-sleep-drive-and-read-johnny use? I can't find primary sources and am also digressing... Tweaking. Something WILL grab your intere
gabriel_laddel: st, strip you of giving a fuck and you're off.
gabriel_laddel: Example: had the thought -- ~ _someone, somewhere_ in this godforsakken sodom must have an imagination, and a curiosity to match it! So I took a light bulb, placed it above my head like a cartoon 'idea emoji' and walked all of SF many times over trying to elicit some sort of novel reaction from the fri night 'partygoers' (ED NOTE: sf is a nursing h
gabriel_laddel: ome and a weekend nights end at like 11pm because my generation deserves holocaust). This involved dancing around all over the place, even going so far as to pull out my computer & code onehanded, balancing on one foot, bobbing like a maniac, with lightbulb affixed. Honest to god, I can't tell you if ANYONE even lives in the whole western half of t
gabriel_laddel: he city, because I didn't see a soul four hours (maybe two, idk). Found a doorbell with arab lettering and rang it furiously. I hope it disturbed them something awful anddsfsdfsdfewdshdslkhfdslhlkjfdshdskjfhds AHEM. Wasn't thinking that at the time, but a terrorist attack & subsequent rebuild seems more likely than any other route to improved publi
gabriel_laddel: c infrastructure in CA. Easy enough to calculate.
gabriel_laddel: Anyways there are no imaginative+curious people in SF, but the guy offering his sister had the right idea. Hm. Actually there was one now that I think about it. Two if you count the negro "man, I need some of what you've got". Fuck yeah Black America. Better showing than whitey.
asciilifeform: woah, gabriel_laddel have you considered... blog
gabriel_laddel: MP is the MP of our generation
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform: https://www.quora.com/profile/Jeff-SKT < check out the bottomost answer he gave, also
asciilifeform: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: asciilifeform: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 9795.0, vol: 29252.59358784 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 9674.3, vol: 165051.96008665 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 9670.0, vol: 9102.32817399 | Volume-weighted last average: 9691.46583039
asciilifeform: lol fire extinguisher hastily fired
asciilifeform: 'If you start to change a lightbulb, then spend seven hours deconstructing and re-constructing the elaborate Moroccan light fixture in the kitchen, rearranging the stained glass so that the colors point in the right directions, shining it up inside and out, running to the store for better bulbs, threading the cord so that it lands in an inconspicuous position, you've just tweaked. '
a111: Logged on 2014-08-25 03:08 asciilifeform: busy as a bee << funny that they show an idiot sow scrubbing, and not, e.g, paul erdos crapping out theorems
asciilifeform: i'm still waiting for gabriel_laddel's theorem tho
gabriel_laddel: welcome to the club
gabriel_laddel finds the story of Puyi totally insane
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: elaborate ?
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744464 << readily available during ~all of ww2. consider reading about how this went, gabriel_laddel
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:11 gabriel_laddel: n idea, or some form of sensory input bodily electrical resonance. MP's 'women are only useful as slaves' comes to mind. Are men only useful when tweaking? 'Bennies' were readily available at Los Alamos during MP. Did no-sleep-drive-and-read-johnny use? I can't find primary sources and am also digressing... Tweaking. Something WILL grab your intere
asciilifeform: in particular at the front.
gabriel_laddel: Well for one, awfully interesting comparison - to a chinaman!? Completely out of the blue (yellow?). That his eunuchs did anything at all continues to be surprising to me, thought I guess floggings are useful motivation when you've no sexual drive?
gabriel_laddel: Nothing in particular that I can say "aha! crazy!" as the whole story is totally alien
asciilifeform: which in particular
gabriel_laddel: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744138 <> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyi#Biography
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 15:07 mircea_popescu: also managed to misplace a 2ct diamond i used to wear in mah lapel... utter puyi operation i'm running over here.
asciilifeform: puyi famously got cleaned out, 'palace uh.. burned down, uhyea' sort of thing
asciilifeform: tho for a deposed emperor and quisling figurehead ( ceremonially crowned by invading jp ) he ended not so badly -- in communist nomenklatura when he finally died
asciilifeform: ( from a mircea_popescuine pov -- ended badly, had approx same amt of agency as typical crack whore )
asciilifeform: !#s puyi
asciilifeform: hm could've sworn there was moar.
asciilifeform: !#s pu yi
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform do you have a book recommendation for use of amphetamines in ww2? I looked a few times and nothing caught my interest
asciilifeform: try in german, japanese literature
asciilifeform: e.g. 'pervitin', 'shabu'
asciilifeform: it was imperial jp that first put meth into mass production
asciilifeform: for pre-history -- edeleanu (romania!)
gabriel_laddel: My interest, incidentally is what OTC d-amph looks like on societal level. The yanks had racemic amph, Erdos had that + ritilan. Japs & Germans had meth. Nobody has had a d-amph free-for-all afaict.
asciilifeform: and for a while usa.
asciilifeform: at one time su also, but didn't really catch on
asciilifeform: ( it was tried repeatedly as... antidepressant, in su )
asciilifeform: for some reason i thought laevo-isomer has 0 effect on nervous system -- e.g. laevo-meth is sold in every pharmacy in usa, as a nasal decongestant
trinque: I would like to know which masters used these and succeeded?
trinque: heard only so far uses for drugged slaves
asciilifeform: plenty of kamikazes... succeeded
trinque: these are not slaves in your book?
asciilifeform: but on top of this, no shortage of soldiers came home , hard to say if 'with help of' or 'in spite of' whatever dopes they ate
gabriel_laddel: Matter... matters. If you have leftover reagents you might get what is known as "shooter's dope". Got extra l-isomer for meth? Biker crank. Phosphorous? Pink champagne.
asciilifeform: the 1 crowned head who ate meth, famously did not end well
trinque: perhaps g_l finds slavery appealing, and ought to accept the fact
a111: Logged on 2015-02-22 01:26 mircea_popescu: wer sind sie eigentlich, dass sie einen befehl, den ich gebe, zu missachten wagen!!??!?!!!?! etc
gabriel_laddel: Kansas 'annie' from the 90s was supposedly far more powerful than the crystal available today because of the "dirty leftover reagents".
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: if so, why no one isolated the contaminant and sold as own dope ?
asciilifeform: if subj was 'far more powerful'
gabriel_laddel: see adderal vs. dexedrine.
gabriel_laddel: the cartels are not sophisticated enough to read the logs & go "hey, if there is enough variation in alcohols for one of the world's most wealthy men to comment on them, perhaps also for our product"
asciilifeform: do dope folx not ever bother to run through a column or wat
asciilifeform: this is eerily reminiscent of asciilifeform's kvm thread
gabriel_laddel: asciilifeform people end up in jail, the people who do "annie" typically are not the guys running an assay on it, etc. etc.
asciilifeform: i.e. is it possible that gabriel_laddel wanted a dope for theorems, but what there is on the market is there so that derps can http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744462 etc
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:11 gabriel_laddel: rable' it is simply has no academic interests & probably spends most of their time seeking or finding sexual release (ie #tweaker nation tumblr females. Notice, very few post about meth and the read much closer to 'Ive no purpose, need to reproduce, NOW. What you like meth? OKAYSUREWHATEVERMETOOJUSTFUCKMEALREADY'). The catch however is that you've
a111: Logged on 2015-05-05 22:39 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-05-2015#1121502 << you have to understand something essential about drugs : they aren't products. this in the sense that their flux isn't pull, it's push (which is why the sellers are called pushers). so no, the mexican economy does not rely on others buying drugs anymore than britain's economy relied on chinese buying opium.
asciilifeform: i thought jail was required 'university' for dope people, like actual university used to be for maths
gabriel_laddel: trinque: dude whatever I heard drugs existed and sought them out by iterating through every human I could find.
trinque: asciilifeform: you're really getting something out of this?
gabriel_laddel: some people learn about sex and go MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMME. Some people hear about sports and find it appeals to them. there is a wide variation in genetics & environments.
trinque: go fly and see him, watch him smoke the stuff. can transcribe the theorems coming out of his ears.
asciilifeform: trinque: i'll admit that i dun really buy the 'pushing' angle. if anything it's the mcdonaldizers and walmartizers, star topology creators, who create the demand for opiums
gabriel_laddel: Uncle Al: ~"I had IV drip of morphine for 3 months. opiates are boring pharma"
asciilifeform: trinque has a point, a byte in the l0gz is not cheap !
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: i recommend to take a break and come back when you have theorem, or at least something new. and use some of your artificial stamina to make a blog, and write.
asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: understand also that yer overclocking yer meat, and it will have eventually to be paid for.
asciilifeform: with interest.
asciilifeform: eventually you will take the pill and nothing useful will happen.
asciilifeform: woah d00d actually did as he was told, for 1ce.
asciilifeform: btw there is a famous 1990s ru b00k on subj of gabriel_laddel, http://btcbase.org/log/2014-02-27#536165 . ( summary : at one time ephedrine was sold openly, in 1980s su , for asthmatics. and student culture of methism developed, folx would buy the feedstock, do the reaction in glass taken home from school/work )
a111: Logged on 2014-02-27 18:54 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: famous autobio. take on the subject, 'Низший Пилотаж' (http://lib.ru/ZHURNAL/pilotazh.txt)
asciilifeform: the 'krokodilists' are superficially similar but different in that typically someone ~else~ , in meatwot, cooks the ersatz dope for them
asciilifeform: ( also not sure how comparable is the psychology of krokodilism, which is a form of morphinism, to gabriel_laddeling. )
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 18:08 BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> this is a ssd box, on very reasonable fiber, no less. << I am very glad/sad that asciilifeform's sync from wild experiments are concordant with my own
TomServo: Closing in.. 482269, average 8-9 blks/quarter hour.
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Current Blocks: 496764 | Current Difficulty: 1.347001430558E12 | Next Difficulty At Block: 497951 | Next Difficulty In: 1187 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 6 days, 20 hours, 16 minutes, and 29 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None
TomServo: I was under the impression that using -connect $tsmr.node.ip -nolisten would be a faster sync, but seems a bit faster without.
TomServo: Most of my sync was from deedbot, but I would frequently get blackholed? No blocks for hours, wouldn never resume on it's own, had to restart.
ben_vulpes: TomServo: you're wholly dependent on that node's willingness to send you blocks. it may be blackholed, not in the mood, etc
deedbot: http://www.contravex.com/2017/11/29/unpopular-ideas-about-blockchains-by-sunny-aggarwal-and-nate-rush-adnotated/ << Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski - Unpopular Ideas about Blockchains by Sunny Aggarwal and Nate Rush, adnotated.
BingoBoingo: lol: "His office was in a secluded space, and he had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up. This afforded him the assurance of privacy. It allowed him to welcome female employees and initiate inappropriate contact while knowing nobody could walk in on him, according to two women who were sexually harassed by Lauer." http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/matt-lauer-accused-sexual-harassmen
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 18:33 trinque: what's the point of putting a company pitch in a cover letter for another job?
mircea_popescu: it makes sense to them.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744358 <<< this is actually a remarkably effectual approach.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 18:57 BingoBoingo: <gabriel_laddel> but beyond that, I was applying to accelerators with this company because I don't want a real job << Sometime at a "real job" would be good for you. Work at BingoBoingo store, call it "field research" if that makes Brian in the head feel better. Show up, bust your ass, eat shit, THEN ask yourself "Why wasn't I working this hard for myself before?"
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744393 << i think i knew hundreds. widely abused in post-soviet medical system, for instance ; at some point a whole surgical section was losing it at the same time, one step away from ending up discussed in the national security council.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 19:06 BingoBoingo has only met one "clean productivity mether" who tried the recovery thing. Bounced in/out and then allegedly a heated argument did in his cardiovascular system
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744415 << why ? best cheating ever, PRETEND like you managed to quit what you never did in thefirst place.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 19:15 asciilifeform: dun i gotta take to drink 1st, and then quit..?
mircea_popescu: insta ego boost.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: gotta wonder, what was the meth doing in the surgical stockpile
asciilifeform: war surplus ?
mircea_popescu: back in those days, you couldn't be a doctor if you couldn't make your own. just not possible.
asciilifeform: ah the ephedrine route
mircea_popescu: understand, hospitals still had whole floors for labs, with bunsen burners, cut-and-seal your own tubes etc.
asciilifeform: asciilifeform’s mother worked in one. so i saw.
mircea_popescu: people routinely ran out of / couldn't afford the western reagents, ended up doing 1800s glucose tests for urin and so on.
mircea_popescu: it was the best of times in being the worst of times.
mircea_popescu: (flemming method, for teh curious)
asciilifeform: obsolete or not, is iffy q in medicine, pneumothoracic method for tb is making a comeback
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform also, i think i mentioned this, but in any case : 4yo me was prescribed codeine as phosphoric salt for kiddy cough. double dose what chet got for back pain.
asciilifeform: on acct of antibiotic resistance
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: metoo
asciilifeform: codeine by the glass, nearly
mircea_popescu: i think codeine was at the time available by the kg
asciilifeform: somehow did not grow up a morphinist, either of us
mircea_popescu: being cheap to make and "hey, at least not morphine"
mircea_popescu: generally substance abuse in post soviet world would curl the contemporaneous mind. cluj tribunal, three levesl, maybe say 50k sq foot of floor space, a thousand or two (mostly women) working there had A TRUCK. i don't mean a van. i mean a semi.
mircea_popescu: every morning delivered ciggarettes to the local outlets.
mircea_popescu: those chicks did 2-3 packs a day, each day, each one.
mircea_popescu: the walls were not simply black, it fell off as a dust.
asciilifeform: ( tb method earlier is the one where you pierce and deflate a lung, naturally 1 at a time, to nuke the aerobe microbe. as a kid asciilifeform dug up his grandfather’s set from the war, thought it was diving gear )
mircea_popescu: that shit even works, other than the collapsible lung sechellae etc. but it will kill it.
asciilifeform: and, importantly, works on resistant tb
asciilifeform: and we had the phages thread.
asciilifeform: all kinds of supposed ‘obsoletes’ are comin’ back, when time comes.
mircea_popescu: yeah but i mean glucose ffs. approachable with "my first spectrometry kit" even
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:11 asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: have some patience, ffs, post things in-chan
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:11 gabriel_laddel: n idea, or some form of sensory input bodily electrical resonance. MP's 'women are only useful as slaves' comes to mind. Are men only useful when tweaking? 'Bennies' were readily available at Los Alamos during MP. Did no-sleep-drive-and-read-johnny use? I can't find primary sources and am also digressing... Tweaking. Something WILL grab your intere
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744495 << yes, it was a sarcastic reference to "they stole the stones right out of the empress' marrying diadem the same day the marriage took place".
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:48 asciilifeform: puyi famously got cleaned out, 'palace uh.. burned down, uhyea' sort of thing
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744508 << the problem with amphetamine in ww1 (which is what that was), then confirmed in ww2, is that it is actually a disadvantageous tradeoff. the fundamental problem of mammals, which includes humans, is that yes they can charge, but they are ridiculously vulnerable after having charged. this has shaped the face of war, is the principal underlying engine of war, and so on. in ~general~ t
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:53 asciilifeform: for pre-history -- edeleanu (romania!)
mircea_popescu: he positive results from a successful charge do not come close to the potential negative results of your exhausted troop being attacked.
mircea_popescu: this is why reserves are a thing, for instance.
mircea_popescu: it is also why methamphetamine is not actulaly militarily useful : it aggravates instead of balancing out a natural disadvantage.
mircea_popescu: works, so to speak, like a rocket tied to a formula 1 car. those items need more thrust like i need more nose ; they need more adherence is what they need, and rocket dun help that.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:59 trinque: these are not slaves in your book?
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744527 << the theory was as of some obscure synergy. quite possibly urban legend.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 22:01 asciilifeform: gabriel_laddel: if so, why no one isolated the contaminant and sold as own dope ?
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744530 << note that the alcohol discussion is re taste. they all get you drunk. (arguably not the same drunk, i guess, but anyway)
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 22:03 gabriel_laddel: the cartels are not sophisticated enough to read the logs & go "hey, if there is enough variation in alcohols for one of the world's most wealthy men to comment on them, perhaps also for our product"
lobbes: in other lulz from the past that are even lulzier now: http://btcbase.org/log/?date=15-07-2014#756534
mircea_popescu: 10mn prius
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744554 << afaik it's mostly siberian subsistence hunters, ie a sorta chucka.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 23:23 asciilifeform: ( also not sure how comparable is the psychology of krokodilism, which is a form of morphinism, to gabriel_laddeling. )
lobbes: I'm pleased to at least report my archive-to-zip engine is functional. I have zipped some 1300 links so far leading back to Nov 8. All routing through archive.is without exception
lobbes: ~93% of the urls passing through both #trilema/#eulora in this time have been 'archivable' through archive.is; failures account for what you'd expect: typos in url, tar.gz files, misc. webpages that archive.is evidently barfs on
lobbes: historical log-walk is next in the conveyor. still thinking through the distribution system.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-30 02:56 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744508 << the problem with amphetamine in ww1 (which is what that was), then confirmed in ww2, is that it is actually a disadvantageous tradeoff. the fundamental problem of mammals, which includes humans, is that yes they can charge, but they are ridiculously vulnerable after having charged. this has shaped the face of war, is the principal underlying engine of war, and so on. in ~general~ t
asciilifeform: afaik mass production didn't start until '30s
asciilifeform: possibly was cocaine in ww1 ?
asciilifeform: lobbes: pretty neat
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-30#1744619 << jp army found the natural and obvious application.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-30 02:57 mircea_popescu: it is also why methamphetamine is not actulaly militarily useful : it aggravates instead of balancing out a natural disadvantage.
asciilifeform: ( not everybody needs an 'after'... )
BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-30#1744569 << Aha, yes. Also works when you have people outside your anthropology lab to bounce things off of that won't eat your bullshit