mircea_popescu: asciilifeform aha.
mircea_popescu: guy seemed like "honest, quiet man", then seemed like obvious expert scammer. because that's the problem with sticking to the "honest quiet man" schtick -- only scammers are actually that.
mircea_popescu: with everyone else, it goes away over time.
mircea_popescu: ye olde italian "chi non mangia in compagnia o è un ladro, o è una spia" proverb specifically says that the one reason for systematically quiet is affraid-of-own-web-of-lies.
asciilifeform: ohai Mocky , mircea_popescu
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in spam trap, http://bitcoinrabbithole.org/writings << links to heathens ~and~ mircea_popescu , which is atypical
diana_coman: BingoBoingo, let me know how you prefer to settle
asciilifeform: ohai diana_coman
Mocky: good morning asciilifeform
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872728 << the only part of the scheme that dun immediately make sense is how he drummed up exchange rate for his lolcoin; i'ma guess it was with the standard 'wash trade' sleight of hand
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 05:50 mircea_popescu: guy seemed like "honest, quiet man", then seemed like obvious expert scammer. because that's the problem with sticking to the "honest quiet man" schtick -- only scammers are actually that.
asciilifeform: thing also seems to dominate the mining-with-virii niche currently, which is how it came to asciilifeform's attention
asciilifeform: ( presently ~0 winblowz trojans are mining anyffing else )
asciilifeform: Mocky: how is gringostan treating you ? miss the desert yet ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: other thing -- i have a vague sympathy for the 'asic-resist' perpetuum-mobile folx; i dun particularly see what's so great about chinese monopoly on mining in classical btc. but it is tempered by the fact that they're some admixture of outright scamola and dumb-as-rocks -- consider, we described a perfectly-usable 'disk-hard' pow algo, http://btcbase.org/log/2017-03-01#1620665 , and they're still derping with 'ram-har
a111: Logged on 2017-03-01 19:34 asciilifeform: there is no way to practically compute this value without having a copy of the blockchain. and it also ends up being luby-transformable into any one of the 3 old tx if you have the other 2. a kind of perpetual redundancy in the storage .
asciilifeform: d' etc
Mocky: the cold season is a more difficult transition than normal. In a way I sort of do miss the heat.
Mocky: being in qatar where so many things were different.. I never really missed home, but once I got back everything felt so familiar all of a sudden. I don't really know how to explain it.
Mocky: like, "holy shit, chix walking around in yoga pants and short shorts.. how could I have forgotten that these things exist?"
asciilifeform: Mocky: funnily enuff, whenever i go off the reservation, i ~anti~-miss home
asciilifeform: 'grr, time to go back into bigzone'
BingoBoingo: diana_coman: I prefer Bitcoin. GPGgram me a destination for the shares and I will arrange delivery with Jurov. Thank you for your interest in Journalism.
asciilifeform: just once i gotta go to some place that's moar of a shithole than here, just to see what it feels like.
asciilifeform: but it'd prolly have to be in africa, and i'd rather not africa
diana_coman: BingoBoingo, invoice me via deedbot then
Mocky: i kind of got used to seeing what few chicks there were draped in black with only eyes showing
BingoBoingo: diana_coman: Will do
BingoBoingo: First Lettuce not forget how Fluffypony came to the attentions of these halls http://trilema.com/2013/why-finance-shouldnt-be-open-to-your-average-schmoe/
BingoBoingo: !!invoice diana_coman 0.15 S.QNTR Auction winner
Mocky: but those who were draped in black, covering the eyes as well with some see-thru black cloth: i never got used to that, always felt disconcerting and I don't know why. not like its that much different
BingoBoingo: !!v B0A27ECC59545E027C4F47D628C9FC08D5914DE5109B3083C2122B406A30455C
deedbot: Invoiced diana_coman 0.15 << S.QNTR Auction winner
BingoBoingo: <Mocky> like, "holy shit, chix walking around in yoga pants and short shorts.. how could I have forgotten that these things exist?" << It's definitely going to feel weird when I finally pick up an air cooled VW and start driving again
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-15#1872488 << thinking about all this, shouldn't the bot say "i don't know who X is" rather than spit out a pad it knows anyway won't be honored ?
a111: Logged on 2018-11-15 16:40 trinque: if the thing doesn't confirm back to you that the !!pay happened, didn't
mircea_popescu: silence is a terrible error isgnal on irc.
Mocky: over there, every day was like a new out-of-comfort-zone experience and all the work involved asking "wtf should I best be doing right now?" It was exciting even though I don't see success along any dimension except personal learning.
diana_coman: !!v 65ABB72AB2D8B63CFE994544EDAD678B77EE127DBD9C3ECCAA2458C22842C326
deedbot: diana_coman paid BingoBoingo invoice 1
mircea_popescu: Mocky let's engage in the following gedankenexperiment.
mircea_popescu: suppose there's the forum-in-heaven, exactly like this one, but in heaven. every agent (ie, entity capable of self-reflection) has an account in ~that~ wot ; and ultimate-form-mp sits presiding, in its ultimate form of whatever it is, "alien dragon being of pure energy".
mircea_popescu: so they're looking into what qatar's been doing with itself, and the discussion isn't going all that well, at which juncture qatar says "fuck you guise, we were ~at least trying~ and nobody would fucking help!"
mircea_popescu: at which point i say "bullshit!" and if the point's at all contentious i point to you.
mircea_popescu: now, at ~that~ juncture, would you say the matter will be adjudicated as "damn you idiots, qatar tried and nobody fucking helped" or as "damn you qatar, fucking idiot, people tried you just won't fucking listen" ?
Mocky: the latter
mircea_popescu: so then why isn't that a dimension of success ?
mircea_popescu: all success ever is, because of all success EVER COULD POSSIBLY BE, is the reduction of such a case to a specified alternative among the alternatives.
mircea_popescu: it's not fucking "people are impressed". it's always "well, should Y question be raised, z opposition is available to it, and it'll fucking stick". the latter part, that's success.
Mocky: well that's success for you! I was looking for something and turned out either not there or well hidden.
mircea_popescu: so all the mathematicians who prove negatives, such as "there's no circle with square corners" are ultimately failures at mathematicing ?
mircea_popescu: "don't come telling me there's no even prime numbers larger than my mother!!! COME BACK WHEN YOU FOUND SOME!!!"
Mocky: I don't feel bad about it, or regret or anything like that. I'm happy with the whole thing. It just doesn't appear to me as success.
Mocky: seems less like proof and more like testimony of "i looked hard but didn't find"
mircea_popescu: well yes, irl there's no such thing as proof of a negative.
Mocky: anyhow, a+ experience, would do again
Mocky: but next time with driver's license and gold crown
mircea_popescu: is this your way of saying you wanna go to burma ?
mircea_popescu: i thought you hate azn cunt.
mircea_popescu: then again, considering how much arab cunt you got to see anyway....
mircea_popescu: not current on logs are we!
diana_coman: I think they call it myanmar nowadays
Mocky: im current!
Mocky: but didn't realize that was serious
mircea_popescu: it wasn't urgent, but what do you mean not serious. i am seriouse guise.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you're naive if you think "asic resistant" will break "chinese monopoly". you don't like that, get someone else to make some chips.
mircea_popescu: for as long as only slanty eyes has horses, all horse races however drafted will have their fucking horses winning.
mircea_popescu: and "disk" is no solution, china owns indonesia notwithstanding hilarity posturing to the contrary.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872755 << supposedly this is indeed very easy to get used to.
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 13:55 Mocky: i kind of got used to seeing what few chicks there were draped in black with only eyes showing
Mocky: a lot of the time i was thinking, "pretty sure you look better covered"
Mocky: like 65yo granny needs that level of 'modesty'
mircea_popescu: i dunno that's got anything to do with it at all.
mircea_popescu: i believe it's more in the line of seinfeld's "everyone can be great friends if there's no possiblity of sex"
Mocky: well I totally got used to it, except for on sub 5 foot chix... it looks like a halloween costume on a kid and there's no way around it
mircea_popescu: i can't find it now, but im pretty sure i recounted this tale of me + chet climbing in wrong (girls-only) car in cairo subway. made the girls giddy, but the ~dudes~ in the other cars nearly threw a riot.
mircea_popescu: and transparently because while the girls were in that-car-overthere by themselves it was one thing, but once it was with-that-dude suddenly they were forcibly confronted with their own personal failure, and that smells too much like death.
mircea_popescu: people can readily get used to less death scent.
Mocky: I, evidently, sat on a girl bench at a mall that had one girl 30 feet away. was asked to move by security guard who pointed me over to 30 foot bench full of dudes
mircea_popescu: see, the more i hear the more i prefer the egyptians. i took girl to evidently man-only tea-and-shisheria. lotta old dudes looked on in silence, bothered me none.
mircea_popescu: i don't think i appeared ~that~ fierce. i just think they were polite. ~everything i hear of qatar strikes me with an overpowering scent of what in teh old world was called nouveau riche.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile cairo has been there for a long fucking time.
Mocky: one beautiful thing I notices was that old busy bodies can't even give you a dirty look when their face has to be covered.
mircea_popescu: oh, you have that in the us huh ?
Mocky: not really that often but I was expecting qataris to express a higher level of indignation at foreigners flouting their strict conduct rules. but in actuality not even possible to achieve eye contact
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872800 << i know quite well that it doesn't, hence 'perpetuum mobile' observation
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 14:31 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you're naive if you think "asic resistant" will break "chinese monopoly". you don't like that, get someone else to make some chips.
asciilifeform rewinds, eats l0g
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872781 << imho 'no can haz' proofs are the single most valuable type of result in all of mathematics. they remove (for sane folx, at least, there ~are~ still circle-squarers walking around) dead ends from consideration, save much brain juice for other things that actually yield
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 14:20 mircea_popescu: so all the mathematicians who prove negatives, such as "there's no circle with square corners" are ultimately failures at mathematicing ?
Mocky: my opinion changed about asians. I chatted with a bunch of actually cute asians. and it wasn't even like, "weeks in this female wasteland and now asians are starting to look good." That was the africans.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872802 << 'proof of disk' is 'solution' in the sense that the amt of disk required grows 4evah ( just as what we have now in trad btc, except that shitoshi did not see it fit to include block-walks in mining eqn ) . granted it doesn't magic away the 'only asia' thing, nuffin could, as mircea_popescu pointed out in the horse example. may very well transform 'chinese monopoly' to 'korean'
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 14:32 mircea_popescu: and "disk" is no solution, china owns indonesia notwithstanding hilarity posturing to the contrary.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i quite agree.
asciilifeform: the part where it wins is that it actually forces folx to store the blox, rather than 'resist' anyffing.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform hence http://trilema.com/2016/the-necessary-prerequisite-for-any-change-to-the-bitcoin-protocol/
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: aha, tho i was extending the chain of the thread we had re that piece in '17
asciilifeform: recall, with the luby(3 blox) thing
mircea_popescu: i quoted for teh title
asciilifeform: btw i was going through my ffa notebooks and found a margin note that was actually about this, that prolly oughta go in the l0gz : if yer 'pow' is a walk-through-storage, 1 problem is that initial state of the system gives too little material to walk. so 1 interesting answer might be to include a 'ballast', consisting of, say, the first 9 yrs of classical btc blox, 1...N, that is part of the luby'd set (as raw bytes, rather than as m
asciilifeform: eaningful item)
asciilifeform: this way the miner immediately needs 200GB of random access, to play.
asciilifeform: ( and as side effect helps to cement classical btc history 4evah )
asciilifeform: the ballast could just as readily be FG output, but i like this variant much moar ( and it removes the suspicion that 'they used prng and can trot out the seekrit formula and save 200GB of space in their seekrit miner' etc )
asciilifeform: as for 'resist', the only sense in which it does is that the scheme has very little (tho not zero) reward for custom irons, any storage device that is good for 'proof of blox-on-disk' is also a good general-purpose random access store, and is saleable commodity
asciilifeform: ( even if it is 'custom' in the sense of being a write-once rom . these, too , saleable, i'd buy a whole crate right nao if anybody were selling )
Mocky: so anyway, i would totally do burma. but I have such a mess here of my own making that I couldn't even afford to feed myself burmese rice while there, much less lodging. So what then, go completely on mircea_popescu's dime? is that really desirable?
asciilifeform: Mocky: if it aint mega-seekrit, what precisely was it that happened to you ? house burned down ?
Mocky: I sold my coin for bank-transferolade and I thought I had mitigated the risk but 2 months later transfers got reversed
asciilifeform: i thought hard limit for that was 6weeks or similar?!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu didja know ??
asciilifeform: loox like ameri-banks are an item exactly like gox nao, 'keep there only what you can afford to lose' ( but i suppose this aint news )
Mocky: it was "zelle", us bank cartel's answer to paypal/venmo
asciilifeform: aa so not traditional bank wire ?
asciilifeform: iirc even paypal has hard limit of 30d for reverse
asciilifeform: ( i could be mistaken )
lobbesbot: BingoBoingo: The operation succeeded.
Mocky: right. yeah was close to two months if not 2.
Mocky: i would have been ok too, I moved the money. wouldn't have cried over a burned bank acct. but after a month I thought I was good
asciilifeform: Mocky: sux
asciilifeform: banks died as a rational concept, we're sorta back to the old days of buried treasure as storage
Mocky: extremely valuable object lesson
mircea_popescu: Mocky yeah, back to back like that not really promoting sanity. and besides, all the http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-10#1870721 stil lleft to do.
a111: Logged on 2018-11-10 20:35 mircea_popescu: get that memory in bit format before it volatiles away.
mircea_popescu: Mocky very stupid idea. why not say something here ffs.
mircea_popescu: could have told you not to do that then.
mircea_popescu: were you trying to not meet people in person or what the fuck was the thinking anyway.
Mocky: I went through all the people in person I could find
Mocky: I can see quite clearly now that it was very stupid
mircea_popescu: remarkable how poor teh us is huh.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-13#1871987 on one hand, where are you again, ct ? can't absorb a piddly coin ?
a111: Logged on 2018-11-13 19:19 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you don't understand how useless the anglos are. do you know that in ALL OF CHICAGO 100% of the "bitcoin market" consists of this one inept fed ?
asciilifeform: iirc qatar, with $maxint, also 'could not absorb a piddly coin'
asciilifeform: ( invites the q, of where, exactly, is 'rich' )
Mocky: north carolina
BingoBoingo: Uruguay may not be rich enought to eat a whole coin, but seems to reliably deliver 500 USD to any given bench within 1-2 hours of arranging delivery
BingoBoingo: (Provided you didn't eat the 500 USD of liquidity too recently)
mircea_popescu: this now begs the questrion whether if i send my valkiries they would somehow manifest liquidity. god knows i had no problem dealing as much as i wanted in buenos aires. nor here. nor apparently anywhere (except when it comes to wiring to bb, which is becoming the lulz of all time, somehow)
Mocky: in fairness, absorbed 2 coins choked on third
mircea_popescu: wait, i thought i gave you two for qatar adventure
Mocky: yes, those 2 turned to cash in person
mircea_popescu: so then how months i don't get it, you mean the other coin from yest ?
Mocky: before leaving for qatar I sold your 2 coins and then my own coin.
mircea_popescu: oh i c
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/11/in-filing-begging-for-sealed-charges-copypaste-mishap-confirms-assange-as-target-of-us-prosecutors/ << Qntra - In Filing Begging For Sealed Charges Copy/Paste Mishap Confirms Assange As Target Of US Prosecutors
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo epic keks
asciilifeform: ms excel bug, or wat.
asciilifeform: also i dunget what is the point of 'seekrit charges' etc. already pretty clear that if d00d ever ends up in reich he'll be rolled in bear cage to the national square where drawn and quartered, what 'charges'
BingoBoingo: Well, it's paperwork to present to whatever orcs pop up along the way
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: evidently the paper can be whatever they like, if rng-generated names are apparently ok nao
asciilifeform: why not whole thing from rng.
asciilifeform: 'by order of her majesty clitler, this here mr winston smith is to be delivered to tower and held at the queen's pleasure' etc
asciilifeform: same document will work for assange, for BingoBoingo , asciilifeform , etc., can print a crate of'em, wainot
BingoBoingo: Orc's like paperwork, pageantry, and the impression they are in on a seekrit. All they gotta do is put a gold foil stamp on an envelope containing 'seekrit identity' of Mr Pseudonym and they are prolly riding 90% orc compliance rate.
mircea_popescu: the latter.
mircea_popescu: empire is selling orcs the impression "they're in on a secret"
asciilifeform: that actually makes sense
asciilifeform: pretty much the only lure the reich has remaining to offer idjits
BingoBoingo: If you can print holographs and swear solemnly to be divulging seekrits, you've done 90%
BingoBoingo: Anyways Dick Cheney can't assume he's not going to be arrested if he goes to certain other countries either.
mircea_popescu: im fucking arresting him if he ever shows up, that's for sure.
Mocky: he used to be my boss. secretary of defense when I was driving tank
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/do-you-know-what-an-unicorn-is/ << Trilema - Do you know what an unicorn is ?
asciilifeform: http://trilema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/unicorn-4.jpg << lol there's a 'valve' like that in washington also ( iirc gift from jp in 1930s! )
asciilifeform: i see it erry spring when i go to the sakuras
asciilifeform: ( they -- also in same gift )
asciilifeform: http://trilema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/unicorn-5.jpg << loox like kerosene lamp!
BingoBoingo: Well, it is a smoking lamp
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: what are the oddball protrusions for ?
asciilifeform: ( decorative ? or they have a mechanical function ? )
BingoBoingo: They provide more paths for the smoke to percolate through the water so it is easier to pull the smoke deep into the lungs
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform afaik lanterns no ?
asciilifeform: i didn't think smoked pot burns all that brightly as it goes
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: It works as described by mircea_popescu in the blog
mircea_popescu: the first lol
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: still reading, lol
asciilifeform: oh oh
asciilifeform: i was speaking of the glass thing
mircea_popescu: anyway, the item is quiote well made. so smoke goes from slider into side of conical shape, towards top. bottom of this conical shape has dozen+ round cylinders which let out into the bottom bowl. this bottom bowl is sealed off from the suction tube atop on the direct path ; the only respondency is through the four bubbles, which have a low and a high feeder and let out smoke into the top suction tube
mircea_popescu: through yet another pipe.
mircea_popescu: and item seems a+ grade lead glass, proper thickness, very solid.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you may find it interesting that there's a shop selling items like that thing on ~erry street where i live. and some are quite elaborate, over a metre tall, and clearly hand-made, very ornate. possibly the last major handicraft remaining in this here orcistan.
mircea_popescu: aha. i am aware.
mircea_popescu: this piece, evidently industrially made ; but i do not regret it, for it has all the advantages that promises (uniformity, solidity, etc). handmade is pretty but fragile, nothing wrong with it but diff class.
asciilifeform luvvvs laboratory glass, at one time had a fairly large collection, prolly enuff to be jailed for 25yr in new york or wherever it was
mircea_popescu believes "handmade" and "art" to be unrelated ; one can have industrial art (such as, eminently, the z80, and such as very much NOT warhola's crapolade)
mircea_popescu: so this imo is fine exemplar of that.
mircea_popescu: anti-chinesium if you will.
asciilifeform: ( i actually have a b00k by orig designer of z80, where he actually walks through the die, transistor by transistor, as if it were picasso )
asciilifeform hopes to live to write a b00k like that
asciilifeform: try to picture this for an abomination like intel's
asciilifeform: simply impossible to even contemplate
mircea_popescu: the less you know, the easier to contemplate.
asciilifeform: http://trilema.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/unicorn-6.jpg << good old thinkpad x40 ?
mircea_popescu: right model, too.
asciilifeform has owned at various times prolly entire line
asciilifeform: even a coupla from after they turned sad
mircea_popescu: ~ibm~ x40. wirth the old logo on the face too
asciilifeform still has 1 of these
mircea_popescu: evidently, so do i.
asciilifeform: i watched films on it for yrs
mircea_popescu: yup. what it does. the vertical cable goes to suspended screen
asciilifeform: ( iirc was 1st lappy i ever owned that had enuff horse to reliably play avi )
mircea_popescu: chokes on 1080 / stupid formats, but otherwise will even do mkv
asciilifeform: oh it was in old times, i did not have external screen then
asciilifeform: so anyffing that actually fit in 1024x768, rendered ok, it was perfect match
asciilifeform: ( and later x60 is pretty much a physically shrunken version of that box, with slightly faster cpu )
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 15:04 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform hence http://trilema.com/2016/the-necessary-prerequisite-for-any-change-to-the-bitcoin-protocol/
asciilifeform: ( incl some of the comments i apparently missed on the 1st coupla passes )
ave1: asciilifeform, Do you have a title or reference for this book? http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872937 (So far I found Masatoshi Shima as the principal designer, but no book by him yet...)
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 17:32 asciilifeform: ( i actually have a b00k by orig designer of z80, where he actually walks through the die, transistor by transistor, as if it were picasso )
asciilifeform: ave1: i'ma have to dig and come back to you on that
asciilifeform: presently title escapes me
asciilifeform: ( iirc i read it as a scan, rather than actual b00k )
ave1: k, I can wait
asciilifeform: how's things otherwise, ave1 ?
ave1: busy these days, I've been looking for a new job (seems to be the theme of this year...)
ave1: one may be for a semiconductor machine builder
ave1: btw the udp code now also runs on aarch64
ave1: I plan to write it up an publish beginning next week
asciilifeform: ave1: c. d. smith, 'the zx spectrum ula: how to design a microcomputer' btw
asciilifeform: and it was moar about the chipset than z80 per se, now that i revisit it
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 17:32 asciilifeform hopes to live to write a b00k like that
asciilifeform: eh it aint actually that great. turns out was much better in my memory than in life.
asciilifeform: but i'd like to write the proper one, lol
asciilifeform: ( about our fyootoor machine, if i live long enuff, rather than z80 )
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/11/forkcoin-that-split-from-bitcoin-now-struck-by-contentious-hardfork/ << Qntra - Forkcoin That Split From Bitcoin Now Struck By Contentious Hardfork
BingoBoingo: Not everything in print can be Popescu's work on the Urban-Rural dispute or Russel's 'Wasp'
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo apparently fan of efr... pick up any of his other items ?
BingoBoingo: Not yet. Library huge, time constrained.
BingoBoingo: +1 language means there is now +1 literary canon to attack
asciilifeform: this also ( read cervantes yet ? )
BingoBoingo: Not in the depth I'd like to
BingoBoingo has to find where the spanish language print warez lives, what I had ben considering 'general purpose' warez dumps are clogged with translations and adaptations
asciilifeform liked g. g. marquez, and in fact sometimes pictures castle mircea_popescustein sitting in marquezian landscape
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: do they have libraries over in BingoBoingostan ?
asciilifeform: even if not, i saw plenty of quite well stocked oldb00k shops
BingoBoingo: There's the oldbook shops and a couple good streets in the feria. Feria is where I found my copy of the Código de Comercio
BingoBoingo: Like the flea markets back home most of the book tables are clogged with mass market paperbacks and low effort "nonfiction" topic books.
asciilifeform: the street where the flea market ?
BingoBoingo: Well, the market is centered on Tristan Narvaja, but it branches off into themed side streets
BingoBoingo: There's the camera heavy antique street. The kitchenware heave antique street. The book streets. The music cd streets.
BingoBoingo: The corner with the lampshades
BingoBoingo: Get far enough out and it's the Pichis with the week's dumpster finds unwashed in the saddest streets
BingoBoingo: There is a national library and the different Facultads have libraries, but the general "Public Library" as pushed in Anglostan by Carnegie doesn't seem to exist here
asciilifeform: it's pretty much dead in anglostan too ( they've become bum hangouts, with winblowz public toilets where the b00kz used to be )
asciilifeform: i sometimes still go to the local uni lib, but it too is going down this road
asciilifeform: ( already 3 of 8 floors have 0 dead tree )
BingoBoingo: The one in my Hometown still mostly functioned as it did when I was young, save the winblows toilets have even less space assigned to them than they did in the past.
BingoBoingo: Low bum population is a perk of being rural enough the local authorities have to drive the bums 20 miles away to the county lockup
BingoBoingo: It is a long walk if the bums are set on the one particular small town
BingoBoingo: Now I'm in the opposite geography. Everywhere rural in the country sends their bums here because "there's shelters"
BingoBoingo: Not that the Pichis actual use the shelters
Mocky: BingoBoingo, will do if needed
lobbes: amusingly, few weeks ago I was talking with some bums outside of the $work-tower while smoking. They mentioned they had been bumming rides down from W. Virginia, were headed to... Miami! for the winter
Mocky: bum rush
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-14#1872157 << yeah it's a rook. in my mind it's associated with archives behind castle walls, but it's not particularly correct, since a rook is a siege tower. maybe a bishop would've been a better a choice
a111: Logged on 2018-11-14 04:58 mircea_popescu: ♖<< is this a chess piece (rook) ?
deedbot: http://thewhet.net/2018/11/whos-responsible-for-this/ << The Whet - Who's responsible for this?!
phf: it lives in the "miscellaneous symbols" block (like the other symbols i use for annotation), which has been in unicode since '93. there are more appropriate symbols in higher planes, but they either don't render, or have forced emoji equivalents, or render differently on different systems, etc. etc.
asciilifeform: phf: it displays ok on my box
a111: Logged on 2018-11-09 18:51 asciilifeform: !Q phf didja ever get chance to unearth the http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-15#1862616 item ?
phf: asciilifeform: i'll try to do it this weekend, i also have a backlog of vpatches i need to push. my flight is on the 30th and i'm moving out of my current apartment. so things have been busy
asciilifeform: phf: if the thing is a paper scroll etc, feel free to xerox and post it to my postbox if that's easier than scans
asciilifeform: ( addr is in top-left of 1st photo of mircea_popescu's http://trilema.com/2017/fuckgoats-unboxing-of )
asciilifeform: i'm even ok with a roll of b&w fujifilm, if too big for xerox.
asciilifeform: would like to get hands on that thing tho, at some pt
asciilifeform: phf: invoice asciilifeform if it ends up costing sumthing.
phf: nah, i just need to go through three different scan archives, to find where it was
phf: i had a point in my head, until i realized that it doesn't resolve to anything concrete when it comes to a pile of IMG_123123.JPG, have to go one by one
asciilifeform: ideally would like errything pertaining to that ic
asciilifeform: and any boards it was featured in
phf: you overestimate the loot :> i have a lot of 3600 shit, but almost nothing on ivory. i have a handful of relevant documents though, that i can needle out
asciilifeform: aite, ty
asciilifeform: 3600 i did not find very interesting, hence why i traded it, lol
phf: given how sparse the materials are, if you're rebuilding the hardware, you might as well start with CADR instead of 3600
asciilifeform: whole point of that particular dig of asciilifeform's, was to see if maybe possible ~not~ to go back to cadr, and maybe we lost only 20 yrs and not 30
asciilifeform: cadr was a horrendous thing because designed around two tonnes of 74xxx
asciilifeform: ( if you were to start today with two tonnes of 74xxx, you would end up with something that looks quite a bit like cadr )
asciilifeform: even ivory had a buncha similar ugly, iirc it still used external weitek thing (same as in yours and mine 486) for arithmetics
asciilifeform: but much less than the old liquishit
phf: oh i thought that cpu looked familiar, yeah i guess it did
asciilifeform: afaik it's the same item
asciilifeform: floating point gizmo
asciilifeform: ( back in the days when cult of 'flops' were going strong... )
asciilifeform: i wouldn't consider ever to put floatism in a new design, but for compat with the vintage soft one would need it ( fortunately unlike 'ivory' the weitek is documented to death, i even have a copy of the datashit from ancient ru stash )
asciilifeform: literally erry other ic on the 'ivory 3' board is stock ( save possibly for a GAL or 2 )
asciilifeform: unlike, e.g., 3620, where i remember no fewer than 9 massive pga things
asciilifeform: ( along with hundreds of PALs and GALs, which ~each~ could take several hrs of probe just to extract the trooftable , plus fucktonne of board track )
phf: oh yeah, i've meditated on this problem (even given that some things, e.g. pal truth tables are available), unfortunately i suspect that ~~everything related to ivory is lost. (possibly the mit guy has a copy, but that's a dead end sealed shut. will have to wait for the estate sale and such)
asciilifeform: waitasec what doc are we then speaking of
asciilifeform: in phf's find
asciilifeform: i thought it was specifically re ivory
phf: ivory, and i said "near everything"
phf: ivory is basically part of symbolics's digital age, and i don't know of the existence of e.g. somebody's home folder that you just need to but on the right machine, and you can bring up the "rebuild the ivory from first principles" workspace
asciilifeform: i dun expect that ~this~ exists anywhere outside of indiana jones warehouse, no
phf: but i know for a fact that macsyma source is lost, which is a terrible shame
asciilifeform: what do you mean? i have the u.s. doe one right here
asciilifeform: just how much moar was in the bolix ?
asciilifeform: the way i understand it, bolix macsyma was largely a free ride on the public dollar one
asciilifeform: ( incidentally just like wolfram's 'mathematica' in the initial versions )
asciilifeform: ( btw mircea_popescu , consider the sheer mindfuck, the 1st and still to date greatest mechanical algebratron was not only written in usg nuke establishment, but ~openly published~ -- very diff people in '70s )
phf: well, symbolics macsyma existed for a decade after the dod one. i've tried a few papers from 80s digests, that had macsyma code in them, and they all assumed symbolics and they all refused to run on maxima (because of missing stuff)
asciilifeform: so i guess it's sorta like cadr vs 36xx
asciilifeform: yea that page's been exactly like-that since at least '06 when i 1st saw it
asciilifeform: the disk dun include any sores tho, i checked.
phf: right, because upstream doesn't have it either
asciilifeform: ~somebody~ -- has. some http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-19#1863759 type. i dun usually believe in 'losts'.
a111: Logged on 2018-10-19 00:51 asciilifeform: 'i'ma sit on this gold' 'why' 'because i am gnome'
asciilifeform: gnomism is almost like an infectious disease. i still can't properly fathom the behaviour of all those folx who had the alpha genera cd for decade+ and didn't put on piratebay.
asciilifeform: it's almost like folx revert to the condition of the alchemists when given half a chance.
asciilifeform: 'pour some mars into the boiling pot of jupiter, and promise not to reveal the seekrit to the profane'
BingoBoingo: gnomes sit on gold because deep down on the inside they want to feel like dragons
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: there's at least a little bit of the healthy dynamic where 'why should i throw the pearls before swine', iirc mircea_popescu expanded on this
BingoBoingo: Never mind that unlike dragons, gnomes are too handicaped to bring results liek dragons. "I R gnome, If I sit on gold liek the dragons do Imma be a dragon too"
asciilifeform: except that one doesn't publish for the swine, you publish for the 3 d00dz who actually have with what to make sense.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i dun see much diff b/w the bolix gnomes and the 40 y.o. chix who 'waiting for right man' to pop cherry, as pictured also in mircea_popescu's essays
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i suspect there's some http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872899 in the psycho-mix also
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 16:41 mircea_popescu: empire is selling orcs the impression "they're in on a secret"
asciilifeform: whichever way -- there's apparently a set of people who find it moar satisfying to sit on a trunk of rotting tapes, than to see the idiocy of computing 1990-present cured
asciilifeform: tlp i suspect has the full dirt re subj. i.e. when you have the trunk, you can carry on thinking yer the 'start of movie', but if sumbody else builds , then somehow 'not star' no moar
asciilifeform: *star of movie
BingoBoingo: Hey, someone could criticize or correct them during the curing. While sitting on the tapes they can dream without confronting anything.
asciilifeform: there's also the 'is it really ~the~ tapes' aspect. as in the old thing with the gold bars that nobody wants to drill for tungsten. consider for instance how nikola tesla was able to live in the waldorf for years, with the loan collateral being a trunk containing 'great invention of much dangerous power'. when died, turned out to contain a whetstone bridge.
asciilifeform: ( i do not, tbf, know whether this legend is troo, but given the credulous people of the time and the man's talent for self-pr, i can easily buy it )
asciilifeform: ( and will add, it aint as if today's ameritards are less credulous. simply today better corralled, today's hotel owner will equally idiotically invest in usg bonds, rather than tesla's trunk, is all )
asciilifeform: 'the bezzle' is prolly as old as all of culture.
phf: asciilifeform: would you mind reminding me where your ada mmap code lived?
asciilifeform: phf: the early ver that was actually posted is http://btcbase.org/log/2017-06-06#1666647 . however there's a clean/rewritten one, in a 90% state of completion, not yet genesis'd
a111: Logged on 2017-06-06 19:40 asciilifeform: mod6, phf , et al : http://nosuchlabs.com/pub/ada/horsecocks.tar.gz << i dun recall posting this before, so here it will live, for nao : unofficial release of mmaptron
asciilifeform: it is on hold pending resolution of http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-26#1866266 ( and is taking back seat to ffa currently )
a111: Logged on 2018-10-26 02:14 asciilifeform: meanwhile, in gnat bugs : apparently ( and this is documented or mentioned nowhere ) : it is impossible to have a Ada.Finalization.Limited_Controlled type ANYWHERE inside a static library, unless it is generic all the way down (i.e. if the lib package is generic, any sub-packages must also be instantiated as generics )
asciilifeform: phf: the 'horsecocks' one requires pointerism to be enabled; the new one does not
phf: ty, i've been using linux in console mode on my rk, so i wanted to write a framebuffer tooling for ada, using your mmap as blueprint (i'm not sure there's much overlap though..)
asciilifeform: ( uses system.address internally to turn yer mmap into a 100% transparent 'as if you had declared it on stack' variable that is backed to/from disk via mmap )
phf: yeah, i want similar principle for framebuffer
asciilifeform: i expect if you bake sumthing on 'horsecocks', it will be simple to rewrite on new item, will simply shed a few lines of coad
asciilifeform: keep in mind that horsecocks has hardcoded constants in it that may or may not work on arm ( per bvt's dig )
asciilifeform: i'm not sure how one would go about using mmap for frame buffer
asciilifeform: ( would specify the iron address, and run as root ?? )
phf: nah, very explicitly a linuxism "/dev/fb0", which you ioctl for details and then mmap
asciilifeform: if yer running in kernel, you dun need mmap call, you can simply set the address of your array to be the magic iron addr directly
asciilifeform: ok makes sense
phf: ioctl gives you dimensions and bit depth, and then you mmap x*y*bpp/8 worth
asciilifeform: i admit that i've never actually plugged a display into rk
asciilifeform: have nfi how well it worx and what exactly it takes to get a picture
asciilifeform: iirc the display subsystem was never fully reversed yet
asciilifeform: ( or maybe was only the 3d gpu that wasnt, i dun recall )
phf: i meant the asus, i'm running it without X, but i suspect that pretty much standard way of doing gui on a console is via /dev/fb0. rk eventually will give you similar device if everything else is correct
asciilifeform: if you have a working /dev/fb0 you can theoretically have x tho, neh
phf: i've been using the asus as kind of netbook, i'm generally pleased with it *not* having x
asciilifeform: ( if yer writing even so much as a tetris, even on dos box you needed a bit more than simply fb to do it without 'tearing', you need some way to insta-flip the 'pages' , possibly ioctl ? )
phf: it's got ada, emacs, sbcl (and some extra tooling like mutt and a pdf reader)
asciilifeform: so looking to put colour emacs in there or wat
asciilifeform: why need fb
phf: also graphs, sometimes you just need to throw up the graphics, and i'd rather not do it with c
asciilifeform: i'm looking forward to the hero who pulls off a msdos gnat port btw
asciilifeform: ( i deliberately wrote ffa in such a way that it oughta work on under 32bit or even plain 16, supposing somehow enuff ram )
asciilifeform: ( i dun ask that the gnat also ~runs~ under dos, tho that would be 9000x spiffier even . simply ~for~ )
asciilifeform: ( for nitpickers -- 8bit won't work, you cannot represent the ~length~ of a crypto-useful integer in 8 )
phf: i'd imagine there's gnat as part of djgpp, probably already prebuilt
asciilifeform: i looked for this wonder, but never found ( and supposing it exists, it is almost certainly the wrong gnat, i want ave1's )
phf: as in good luck with that
asciilifeform: i use preconditions, for instance, and they only work as written with ada2012
asciilifeform: ( in earlier ada they were quite ugly )
asciilifeform: some of my restrict pragmas are also 2012istic
asciilifeform: ( fwiw i consider 2012 mature, and can't picture why i'd want later ones, unless perhaps fixes serious bugs like http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-26#1866266 -- and even ~then~ i'd prefer to backport to ave1istic gnat )
a111: Logged on 2018-10-26 02:14 asciilifeform: meanwhile, in gnat bugs : apparently ( and this is documented or mentioned nowhere ) : it is impossible to have a Ada.Finalization.Limited_Controlled type ANYWHERE inside a static library, unless it is generic all the way down (i.e. if the lib package is generic, any sub-packages must also be instantiated as generics )
asciilifeform: ffa/p-tron as a dos boot disk would imho rock.
asciilifeform: ( fg on serial port, naturally )
asciilifeform: i/o via the 2nd serial port.
asciilifeform: no disks, whole thing in rom, bahaha.
asciilifeform: i dun particularly see why unix needs to be happening on an airgapped rsa box.
asciilifeform also bbl:meat
BingoBoingo: In other news, apparently the U17 Female world cup is in town and the Españolas shop at Tienda Inglesa
a111: Logged on 2018-11-15 02:26 asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-15#1872279 << currently i know veeery little about mysql ( always used postgres, and at this point know embarrassingly much re the internals and tuning knobs ) -- but iirc mp's-wp requires specifically mysql, so prolly doomed to study it at some point
mircea_popescu: i just happen to use mysql.
a111: Logged on 2018-11-15 02:28 BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: It's what wordpress expects. Otherthings can be forced into place at substantial cost.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872971 << that'd actually be great, if you're asking.
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 19:03 ave1: one may be for a semiconductor machine builder
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 19:10 asciilifeform: eh it aint actually that great. turns out was much better in my memory than in life.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo subsribers
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-16#1872991 << i muchly recommend the spanish adventure romances of the medieval period.
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 19:15 BingoBoingo: Not in the depth I'd like to
mircea_popescu: much the fuck better than "Westerns", and evidently cribbed liberally rfor the latter.
asciilifeform: of the 20th c folx -- i also liked borges
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-17#1873152 << hm i was recalling having had to mutilate mine to eat postgres -- but it's been 11+y nao since i last touched the thing , so could be entirely off
a111: Logged on 2018-11-17 01:33 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-11-15#1872289 << not true, eats postgres as well.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: ty, fxd