douchebag: Morning TMSR
ave1: Morning, douchebag, you're traveling through Europe now?
douchebag: I think those plans are going to be delayed unfortunatly.
mircea_popescu: a well, what else are plans for.
mircea_popescu: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/0gXiA/?raw=true << aaand in other not-news, motherfucker i CANT STAAAAAAND the "woke" ustardian crowd.
mircea_popescu: what the fuck, pompous inanity in a light bore sauce. how ? how does anyone get through their days with these shits ?
douchebag: The best part about making plans is when bullshit comes up and prevents said plans from taking place.
mircea_popescu: douchebag so, no more europe, no more start-up ? getting married isntead or jail or what.
douchebag: Nah, I've just had a number of family related issues come up suddenly along with some other factors that would make it difficult for me to travel overseas within the next few months.
douchebag: Shit happens, what can I say
mircea_popescu: in other lulz, google "doesn't know" http://trilema.com/2015/the-anal-child/ exists ; if you google for anal child all you get is other articles that reference it, and pages like say trilema.com/2015/03 ; but the article itself "dun exist".
asciilifeform: i recall (but for some reason cannot find in logz..) mircea_popescu discovering this several yrs ago
mircea_popescu: i'm like an old man enjoying his feudal domains and his alzheimer's, i keep finding the same things over and over again.
mircea_popescu: the joy -- undiminished, each time.
asciilifeform: curious, is the ro original of the piece also on their magic list
asciilifeform: or only the engl transl
mircea_popescu: nope, ro is there.
mircea_popescu: lotta "Prevenția înainte de toate. Cum să protejăm copiii de abuzul sexual books.google.com Translate this page Elisabeth Raffauf - 2016 - Psychology" bullshit, too. of course.
mircea_popescu: fucking pedo smile on that woman...
asciilifeform: in other archaeology: re particle glitching : apparently even hard (100kV+) xray does ~nuffin to current-day asics , needs -- ideally -- fast neutrons (good luck finding this in jungle conditions) or at the very least hard gamma (co-60 , possibly eu-152)
mircea_popescu: by now it's more likely to melt.
asciilifeform: problem is in other direction, very very little actually interacts with half mm of si slice
mircea_popescu: how about you know, a few Bs ?
asciilifeform: slowed by the packaging, apparently
asciilifeform: ( i have a pretty good B source, did nuffin )
asciilifeform: gold standard in heavy industrial world is apparently fast neutron. ( thermal neutron also worx )
mircea_popescu: say, how about voltage shenanigans ?
asciilifeform: this worked in the past, but cr50 seems to include boobytrap for voltage glitching
mircea_popescu: turns it off ?
asciilifeform: resets at first sign of unstable v
mircea_popescu: what if you simply clip something to the power and gnd pins and harmonics the hell out of it ? o wow, really ?
mircea_popescu: a proud flagship of the confederacy of dunces.
asciilifeform: particle diddling is great , in theory, as there is not really a practical defense against it
asciilifeform: the satellite folx have largely given up on making logic impervious to particles, they moved to tandemism instead
asciilifeform: ( not that anybody would spring for troo rad-hard in konsoomer crapola, anyway )
asciilifeform: a steerable linear accelerator ( a la electron microscope's deflector ) would make for a pretty universal , if costly, fritz cure.
asciilifeform: 2-5MEv ~guaranteed to flip bit.
mircea_popescu: a steerable linear accelerator'd be a few million.
mircea_popescu: but, yes, in characteristical fashion the problem fritz chip proposes to solve is not solvable.
asciilifeform: if bought from usg, yes, million
asciilifeform: enemy didn't set out to make impossible wall; simply tall enuff that the headache far exceeds what anybody's willing to bother with. and to date seems to have succeeded.
mircea_popescu: the success entirely depends on man-alone-ism
mircea_popescu: amusingly, 1980s vintage siemensen can be had for as little as 20k
mircea_popescu: anyway, collimation's the real problem here.
mircea_popescu: afaik no nm addressable items even exist. tho they should.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/i-dont-understand-a-fucking-word-this-man-is-saying-help-me/ << Trilema - I don't understand a fucking word this man is saying. Help me!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: ha. hence why i said 'yes 1m, if buying usg'
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you dun need nm addressing, or much of any addressing, tho, random flippage of sram would handily suffice for just about any defritzing job
asciilifeform: even better if it can be aimed without latching up power supply, etc. circuitry.
mircea_popescu: a surplus medical piece's not even a bad investment in capital goods then
mircea_popescu: though ideally one with a microwave source rather than some rare metal capsule.
asciilifeform: hey if can get same result with a 100 $ co-60 capsule, as with 100k$ accelerator, it's a win
asciilifeform: the former is a pretty blunt knife tho.
asciilifeform: funnily enuff, open market item in ameristan.
asciilifeform: ships via the post ( in lead can )
mircea_popescu: well, it's comparatively safe ; not like pornography or, god forbid, printed matter pertaining to abortion.
asciilifeform: ( there are some lulzy countries like ru where anyffing that radiates moar than a banana, requires note from hitler )
mircea_popescu: which technically includes chinese cement, but the fanfic "fails to notice" thereby "it never happened"
asciilifeform: they routinely turn away chinesium at the customs post there, on account of items like this cement.
asciilifeform: ( ru has possibly world's most fascist customs, recall the incident with the chinese teapots )
mircea_popescu: except when they don't, but sure.
asciilifeform: well naturally 'except when don't' lol
asciilifeform fascinated with orcistani customs politic
mircea_popescu: whyssat ?
asciilifeform: errything from uruguay, argentina, weirdos, to diana_coman's taxed FUCKGOATS , etc
asciilifeform: no rhyme or reason to it
asciilifeform: usa seems to have the most permissive customs, pretty much anyffing that doesn't set off the dogs, is ignored
asciilifeform: ( woe be unto the tourist carrying sausage )
mircea_popescu: except girl ankle weights, aged cheeses, money, clothes that don't look like they're intended for the servants, and on it goes.
asciilifeform: i've yet to see anybody anywhere give a shit re clothes
asciilifeform: but possibly , idk, what did mircea_popescu have, gold-embroidered epaulettes ? diamond cuffs ?
mircea_popescu: i think it's on trilema somewhere, customs dood was liek "but don't you have any normal clothes ?!"
asciilifeform: what would be 'normal clothes' ?
mircea_popescu: i dunno... i assume what quentin tarantino dresses jackson and travolta in, so they look like "a couple of dorks"
asciilifeform: re ankle weights, possibly these look exactly like a frag in the xray
asciilifeform: ( in usa the inspector monkey dun even get a say, the machine's ocr thing turns on red light, and monkey is stuck filling out form )
mircea_popescu: i believe.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-16#1825995 << revisiting upstack -- the chip is by far easier to move, than the beam .
a111: Logged on 2018-06-16 15:10 mircea_popescu: afaik no nm addressable items even exist. tho they should.
asciilifeform: ( incidentally a cf-252 neutron source is said to cost a btc or three, but -- unsurprisingly -- not in konsoomer retail )
mircea_popescu: you really working to earn that terrorist badge, arentcha
asciilifeform: 'may as well hang for a sheep as for lamb' lol
asciilifeform: ~pocket-sized neutron sources with 0 rare metals have been demonstrated (e.g. penning's) but rather hightech artifact
asciilifeform: dunno if anybody's built in jungle conditions anyffing better than farnsworth's electrostatic confinement thing.
asciilifeform: ( the latter apparently in perennial fashion among the moar moneyed 'make magazine' derps, 'look ma, i have fusion' )
asciilifeform: this approach is only attractive/economical compared to linear accelerator.
BingoBoingo: Gotta build jungle mud huts with the jungle mud you have, not the jungle mud you want
asciilifeform: more or less
asciilifeform: ( imho the gedankenexperiment of 'can haz sub-$10k 3MEv chip fuzzer?' deserves at least some log space )
mircea_popescu: why sub 10k and why 3m ?
asciilifeform: ( hey kanzure ! wanna do something actually useful with that '2 mil' pile of scrap gear ? )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: rough figure
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 3MEv is , if the satellite folx are to be believed, squarely above the boundary where enuff energy is transferred to flip bit , but not so much as to thermonuke the semiconductor
asciilifeform: ( tho with every shot there is a probability of, e.g., catastrophic latchup, short circuit , magic smoke )
mircea_popescu: this'd benefit from actual documentation.
asciilifeform: the only open documentation seems to be from semiconductor houses , there's some material from altera co, i did not bother to link ( who wants pdf ) , can prolly dredge it up again if somebody really wants
asciilifeform: aside from golden toilet satellite gear makers, it seems to be the fpga folks who most concern with 'single event upset' ( term of art for this item ) , as a flipped bit in fpga config , even down on earth, routinely translates into magicsmokerelease
asciilifeform: interestingly (and possibly surprisingly to the uninitiated) sram is actually ~moar~ sensitive to particle than dram
asciilifeform: on account of smaller capacitance of the circuit
asciilifeform: most real-world 'single event' seems to originate from alpha-emitting crapola in the chip solder balls, rather than the proverbial 'cosmic ray'
asciilifeform: ( the ~internal~ solder balls, which replaced ye olde gold whiskers for die to package linkage , that is )
asciilifeform: ( for folx who slept through kindergarten -- garden variety alpha is 5Mev and above , strictly on acct of mass )
asciilifeform: recall ancient thread re semiconductor houses buying up hulls of sunken ww1 ships , cathedral roofs, etc
asciilifeform: ( so that they can -- lol -- sell moar non-ecc ram ... )
mod6: <+mircea_popescu> i dunno... i assume what quentin tarantino dresses jackson and travolta in, so they look like "a couple of dorks" << hehe
asciilifeform: i find it interesting that google's approach to building cr50 ( 'hardcopy fpga' ) is actually ~moar~ diddleable, via this method, than if they had shipped ordinary fpga
asciilifeform: ( tho ordinary fpga is moar susceptible to classical pills )
douchebag: Hey mircea_popescu, I'm going through a pretty difficult time in my life right now. I'm working a job that will not improve me as a person
douchebag: Would you be willing to assign me a list of tasks to complete each week, and if I successfully complete each task would you compensate my work?
douchebag: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-15#1825875 << confess to what?
a111: Logged on 2018-06-15 20:48 asciilifeform: i suppose this one'll only get properly settled if/when douchebag confesses
douchebag: I started off just messaging girls on discord and seeing if they were interested in making money andgiving me a cut
douchebag: However, I found it was much easier to just pick up prostitutes and throw them some $ to show tits and walk them through the process in person
asciilifeform: douchebag: re works -- what do you know how to do ?
asciilifeform: douchebag: personally i'm not fixated on knowing how you pulled the particular trick
BingoBoingo: ^ When alf fixates on mysteries the result is NOT a sporadic comment every couple weeks
mircea_popescu: douchebag not really. we had something like that a few months earlier and it went nowhere.
mircea_popescu: it's true that it was geared towardsthe capacities and abilities of a presumptively independent republican lord, whereas you evidently need more hands-on tutoring and training. this isn't the end of the world, of course, but it is strictly uninteresting to me, as i expect to get a slavegirl out of that degree of involvement, and you don't pass the bioquals.
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/06/man-extradited-to-us-over-silk-road-allegations-after-2-5-year-wait-in-thai-jail/ << Qntra - Man Extradited To US Over Silk Road Allegations After 2.5 Year Wait In Thai Jail
asciilifeform: douchebag: with the sheer abundance of unsolved boojums, even in past few wks of log, it boggles my mind why you do not pick one up and make it yer own
mircea_popescu: can't do that until middle-class "rich"
asciilifeform: d00d seems to have ~some~ spare time, neh
mircea_popescu: there's a reason i do this level with girls. in between the "gotta eat", which readily and correctly is resolved by "eat out of the slave trough" and "i got ideas and things, which readily is correctly resoved by the whip, there's just too many failure modes.
asciilifeform: if memory serves, the survival record for n00bz that drift so quickly to the 'how do i pay rent from this' phase, is poor
mircea_popescu: eh, the record of "i am independently wealthy lalala" folk isn't good either.
asciilifeform: who do we have in this weight category aside from mircea_popescu ?
mircea_popescu: truth be told, the republic isn't really for anyone.
mircea_popescu: like science, you know, there's not 1 scientist per 10k "sciences" academia departments.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform eg, you had some friend come over long ago, was going to do laser work for early model of fuckgoats ?
mircea_popescu: or take pete d, or who the hell else. plenty of people.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: diametric ? last i knew, he had too many childrenz, went to the same bottom of the sea as those folx tend to go to
mircea_popescu: also not a rare problem.
asciilifeform: d00d wasn't 'wealthy' tho, in any sense i can think of
mircea_popescu: i said "middle class rich".
asciilifeform: ( asciilifeform rowed in the same galley as him, for a while under his command )
asciilifeform: 'middle class rich' folx are typically inch short of being flat broke. ( this is likely not a surprise to mircea_popescu )
asciilifeform: and the moar they succumb to usg 'investments', the moar broke
mircea_popescu: like having children ?
asciilifeform: for instance
asciilifeform: followed shortly by startupism, realestatism, etc
asciilifeform: ( the former is a pretty reliable way to lose one's shirt, in asciilifeform's experience )
mircea_popescu: these are all plied specifically as ways to plug the printing press circuitry, lest it leaks.
mircea_popescu: work pretty well, too.
asciilifeform: verily, worx great.
mircea_popescu: as naggum well put it, "have a kid or two, a start-up or two, an ambulance ride or two, suddenly your imaginary independence you sacrificed your youth for is nowehre in sight"
asciilifeform: in current-day ameristan, just takes 1 ambulance ride, really, if planets align correctly
asciilifeform: or 1 dumb kid, or 1 'underwater' piece of land, etc.
mircea_popescu: but, the working of the wool shear is not for the sheep to meditate upon.
mircea_popescu: they got grass to process.
asciilifeform: oddly enuff the sheep sometimes appear to be entirely aware.
asciilifeform: but line up, go figure, anyway, for shears.
mircea_popescu: this is the way of sheep, to appear to be entirely aware.
mircea_popescu: it's why people fuck them, sometimes.
asciilifeform: this has to be it.
mircea_popescu: hey, wanna never have to kill anyone, learn to like the soylent.
BingoBoingo: Maybe some people just like walking around with a dick that smells of lanolin without using lotion?
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: picture, d00d gets hold of a few coins, then... sells ( why? to buy diapers ? i dunno )
mircea_popescu: they're not real until sold, rite ?
asciilifeform: upstack, pete_d might qualify as example. i still have nfi what his problem was.
asciilifeform: ( possibly, not knowing how to do anyffing useful )
mircea_popescu: in other solipsisms, i threw out a rebours & l'innocente, because the suck, re-reading my zuleika rewrite instead, very happy with it.
asciilifeform: ( afaik d00d was burdened by no day jobs )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform had job, kids, marriage, circle of friends, everything else. like cazalla say or w/e.
asciilifeform: i dun recall any mention of job. but aside from that, yea
asciilifeform: d00d decided he'd rather degrease old porche engines, rather than tmsr.
mircea_popescu: i don't think it's nearly as rare as you think.
asciilifeform: not rare. ( where is, e.g., mike_c ? Framedragger ? etc )
asciilifeform: characteristically, nothing is ever heard , at least from asciilifeform's observatory, re the marvelous feats of degreasing , afterward
mircea_popescu: there isn't really much to tell, which is why "happily ever after" goes the expression.
asciilifeform: one time i remember writing to kako, asked 'so what great things you accomplished since', answer was hissy fit
asciilifeform: 'who said i have to write for you to read, motherfucker' etc
mircea_popescu: well... isn't that right ?
asciilifeform: sure. dun really make a diff, to me.
asciilifeform: but imho entomologically interesting.
asciilifeform: 'proudly going my way!' d00d with 0 words to say.
mircea_popescu: if every brick standing for eight to twenty centuries in an indistinct wall spoke the whole time we'd go mad.
mircea_popescu: imagine the patter!
asciilifeform: if bricks could speak, betcha there'd be a subreddit for'em
mircea_popescu: "today, a snail came. i am not sure about this new moss growing. the wind is uncharacteristically global this time of the cycle. bla, bla, bla..."
asciilifeform: 'there is a nest of spiders in me'
mircea_popescu: Finisce sempre cosi, con la morte. Prima, però, c'è stata la vita. La vita, nascosta sotto il bla, bla, bla, bla, bla. Tutto è sedimentato sotto il chiacchiericcio e il rumore : il silenzio è il sentimento, l'emozione e la paura. Gli sparuti, incostanti sprazzi di bellezza. E poi lo squallore disgraziato e l'uomo miserabile. Tutto è sepolto dalla coperta dell'imbarazzo dello stare al mondo. Bla, bla, bla, bla, bla.
asciilifeform: i can actually picture bricks in some old walls having something of interest to say. in this sense the biomass in fact loses to brick !
asciilifeform: 'if the walls could speak'.
mircea_popescu: if the walls could speak, no one would listen to any degree. there's already too much to read.
asciilifeform: ( the brits seem to be afflicted by a belief that... they can speak. witness the demolition of the prison where they murdered rudolf hess; or the bulldozing of every place the skripal d00d ever sat down in; etc )
asciilifeform: but sure.
mircea_popescu: eh, england's a shithole to the degree a waspnest better approximates it. they have to constantly tear down old cells to chew into new ones.
asciilifeform: i suppose 'heretic sat here' is as good excuse as any, for demolition
asciilifeform: iirc just recently BingoBoingo linked to a BingoBoingostani piece re some dopehead's house being bulldozed
asciilifeform: !!up kanzure
deedbot: kanzure voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: they have this HUGE problem in the orclands with "buildings" without title on land the builders don't own.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: even in moscow
mircea_popescu: owing on one hand to the extreme cheapness of building materials and on the other hand to the absolutely beaslty notions of southern socialism, as to the "rights" the scum has.
asciilifeform: kanzure: if you got something to say, it goes here, not in pm
mircea_popescu: anyway, there's this constant "oh, there's a lot of us, what can you do". i dunno... machine gun the leftovers after extracting all prostitutable girlies ? how about ?
asciilifeform: the great biomass reducers of the past, tamerlane to old man schicklgruber , never had any problem realizing 'what can do', aha
mircea_popescu: did they ever establish whether granpa alois was actually somewhat jewish ?
asciilifeform: afaik unknown, young feller had the archives cremated after anschluss
asciilifeform: there's 2 separate j00 versions tho, there's one where he's bastard son of a iirc merchant
kanzure: asciilifeform: did you need something from me?
asciilifeform: kanzure: there was a bit of useful work for a fella with a linear accelerator, see logs.
kanzure: oh, i don't believe in particle acceleration
mircea_popescu: ah there it is, Leopold Frankenberger, the 19yo son of the jewish family where the 40yo grandmother worked as a cook. this is ~about what i recalled.
mircea_popescu: you know, the whole pile re hitler ancestry is fucking hysterical. fellow "absorbed austrian granite through his father", believe it or not. whatever that might mean.
mircea_popescu: on the otherhand, but just as amusing, the simple and plainly evident fact that period europe consisted of ~way~ the fuck more people who couldn't stand jews than of people who liked hitler is, somehow, not much of a subject for the pomposity calling itself "scholarship". really, this happenstance doesn't happen to be at all interesting, somehiw ?
mircea_popescu: oodles upon oodles of discussions of "antisemitism", a term very substantially like phologiston : its mere inclusion in a text constitutes an ironclad guarantee that nothing intelligent, useful or interesting will be found there.
mircea_popescu: "mommy, mommy, the kids in school hate me." "why ?" "THEYRE BARBARIC!!!!" "oh, i see!"
BingoBoingo: From the mines: "
BingoBoingo: "It got to the point where they were showing me that the president of Nigeria had sent me a letter. It had his picture on it and everything," Haines said. "I looked it up on the computer to see what the Nigerian president looked like, and it was him." Once, he received an email claiming to be from Robert Mueller, who was then the FBI director. The email was addressed to Haines, code-name "B-DOG," and it was signed with the FBI's address
BingoBoingo: and official seal. "I wish you can remove doubt and suspicious and go ahead I assured you that you will never regret this fund release," the email said in part."
mircea_popescu: people usually send letters with their own picture on them where this guy is from ?!
mircea_popescu: what, like an xmas card ?
BingoBoingo: Typical USG strategy: "Mircea Popescu can't exist, he has a blog and pictures and everything"
BingoBoingo: Only Elon Musk Oxen with twitters and privacy can be rich
mircea_popescu: wait, the president of nigeria rich ?!
BingoBoingo: All that oil
BingoBoingo: Like Maduro, except he can pump his
BingoBoingo: That is the great tragedy of Venezuala. All that oil and... It's the sticky heavy stuff.
BingoBoingo: Not quite as much so as the sticky stuff in pete land, but not exactly pipe friendly
douchebag: mircea_popescu: Well, my main issue is that I don't work for free. I'm not going to spend time working on a project that I will not even be compensated for when I could be spending my time working on projects that I will compensated for.
mircea_popescu: makes sense.
BingoBoingo: douchebag: There's still qntra. Keep in communion, follow the cause.
asciilifeform: douchebag: when you waltz the gurlz open, do you also charge'em ?
asciilifeform: if 'dun work for phree'
douchebag: asciilifeform: Could you elaborate?
lobbes: douchebag: at least keep reading the logs. I wager that if you do, within 5 years time you may start seeing the value of building reputation with the world's only sovereign
asciilifeform: douchebag: do you charge'em per fuck.
douchebag: Are you asking if I charge women to let me fuck them?
douchebag: BingoBoingo: I'm a pretty good writer, especially when it comes to politics/privacy/and technology. From what I currently understand I recieve I recieve one qntra share per word of each accepted article and shares go between 0.00000850 to 0.00001750 BTC, correct?
asciilifeform: douchebag: link us to something you've written ?
asciilifeform: ( or is this ye olde 'can you play violin?' 'dunno, not tried yet' )
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in oldies, asciilifeform recently acquired a specimen of the famous http://mk90.blogspot.com/2009/09/85.html pocket comp ( was made, from late-perestroika psychosis, in chassic copied from a jp calculator ) . pdp11 (!) compatible box.
asciilifeform: the noteworthy bit, is that the unit -- stamped 1991 -- has the original factory seal. and on account of the design of the box, can show that: ~original~ 1991 batteries, still function.
asciilifeform: that there apparently some primo atlantean lost tech.
asciilifeform: ( to be utterly pedantic, it is possible that somebody applied a faux seal. or that the batteries were swapped by orig maker, who guaranteed them for two (!) yrs after ~sale~ )
asciilifeform: summary : su made a pdp-11 that 1) ran on 20 milliampere 2) included such things as a... supercapacitor ( i had nfi that even 1 of these was ever made in su ) that powers the sram ( yes ) for ~15 minutes~ during batt swap.
asciilifeform: this last bit, made it possible for this box to be used ( until, reportedly, as late as 2007 ) for crypto.
a111: Logged on 2018-06-17 03:20 asciilifeform: douchebag: link us to something you've written ?
a111: Logged on 2018-01-15 07:10 douchebag: https://medium.com/bugbountywriteup/bug-bounty-fastmail-feeda67905f5
asciilifeform: uh ok..