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trinque: where is the environmentalist outcry for nuking the congo, I ask.
asciilifeform: ( and finally a 'killer app' for that airburst neutron-optimized warhead.. )
asciilifeform: possibly tricky from technical pov, tho, you dun wanna disperse
mircea_popescu: if it's not evident by now, there's pretty strong statistical correlation between loud, outspoken, militant idiocy and skin tone.
mircea_popescu: mulatto chicks as a fenotype provide the members of the remarkable stupid chick group almost exclusively.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: from personal observation -- seems that they're the pantsuit vanguard
a111: Logged on 2017-12-28 14:27 mircea_popescu: there is no, strictly speaking, reason that iron MUST be provided on the surface of a planet just like the earth. it ~could~, very well, have simply gone through a place poor in planetoids and ended up entirely iron free on the surface. but it did not.
mircea_popescu: i am by now well persuaded that this is a place where it ~didn't~ happen.
asciilifeform: plox to expand?
mircea_popescu: specifically, the ~notion~, bereft of any meat, as a skeletal abstraction only, that "mixing improves overal outcomes" ran into the reality that the only available alternative to white man's culture is nation-of-africa powered militant idiocy.
mircea_popescu: ie, industrialization worked because it's a good idea ~and also~ because there was coal AND iron available superficially. and where the latter not satisfied, such as aztec empire, not worked.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile multiculturalism failed not on the merits of the idea, but because there is no iron whatsoever to be had. it's either white man culture or stupidity highway.
mircea_popescu: and in this sense, the opponents of multiculturalism are deeply fucktarded (as the proponents see them) in attempting to argue the merits.
asciilifeform: where wouldja put the confucian rice kingdoms in this scheme ?
mircea_popescu: the merits don't matter, the problem is that literally,
mircea_popescu: in the failures.
mircea_popescu: china exists briefly today for copying white man culture.
mircea_popescu: at no other point did it exist to any degree.
mircea_popescu: a large, bureaucratic state existed before -- incas had it too. it is not a success just because it gets a lot of cows to be docile.
asciilifeform: from my perch seems like the rice people are pretty good at copying the irons while discarding the derrida.
mircea_popescu: it becomes a success when "the iron! my god, the iron!" say the locals upon beholding the franks.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform in exactly the sense snow you piss on "is pretty good at copying the color while discarding the wetness".
mircea_popescu: coincidence of coincidentals.
asciilifeform: betcha that's exactly what montezuma said 'you got cannon, yea whatever, coincidence of coincidentals'
mircea_popescu: yes. but montezuma has no idea what he's talking about.
mircea_popescu: if you'd be right, we'd have discovered a #trilema not twice the size (as yellow man pop vs white man pop) but >20 times the size (because hey, efficiency, yes ?). and by size i do not mean headcount.
mircea_popescu: where's it ?
asciilifeform: 'where are the rembrandts' eh
mircea_popescu: seems to me they're mining our coin. just like before.
asciilifeform: entirely possible, given available data
mircea_popescu could certainly be wrong ; but it certainly couldn't be the case that i'd be wrong in such a way "as nobody could ever know".
asciilifeform: ( but also possible that asian trilema is in fact 50x bigger and reading and laughing at the lot of us as we speak )
asciilifeform: y'know, sorta like it did in 1500s
mircea_popescu: and what's the eggcartons made out of, that they stapled to their walls, so we don't hear the trills ?
asciilifeform: hieroglyphosphere is pretty opaque to the unarmed euro eye.
mircea_popescu: yet there WAS a guy translating trilema for his chinese friends
mircea_popescu: and by "a guy" i mean a whole community on a forum somewhere.
asciilifeform: all i can add , is that i get a coupla MB of phuctor traffic from cn on a typical day.
mircea_popescu: none of these 50x population feel pete_d-like enough to come here and daze us with their stolen fare ?
asciilifeform: none of'em.
asciilifeform: yet they're reading.
mircea_popescu: isn't this by now a sort of "evolution never happened" ?
asciilifeform: nah it's moar of a 'planet x' affair.
mircea_popescu: "it's not nuclear force, it's phlogiston i'm telling you" ?
mircea_popescu: seems to be an alternative theory pretty badly handicapped by available data/experience.
asciilifeform: !#s silence of sirens
a111: Logged on 2018-09-27 20:21 asciilifeform: << trickier item. recall 'the song of the sirens, some have escaped, but their silence -- no one' . how to deal with 'but ~was~ it in the l0gz'.
mircea_popescu: but these'd not be sirens. see, this is the problem, we're not talking "lone mystical creature". if ants had nuclear weapons, ants or no ants we'd have found out by now.
mircea_popescu: even if not necessarily found out by interrogating ant.
asciilifeform: ants prolly not, but for all i know, ~bees~ do. ( 'mysterious' fungus wiping out colonies could very well be 'bee nuke', spread 'deliberately', supposing they could... )
mircea_popescu: i am not talking "Bee nuke". i am talking nuke, the actual physical item as reality permits.
mircea_popescu: i'm sure there's 500000 teenaged boys all over nation of africa having "alt mp". heck, nicoleci found one.
asciilifeform: tho i'll point out that cn nuke is half century old.
mircea_popescu: and a ru copy.
mircea_popescu: russians almost count as white :D
asciilifeform: by same token as ru nuke is ameri-copy
asciilifeform: devil is always in the implementation details.
mircea_popescu: i am unconvinced.
asciilifeform: witness, for instance, FG schems published for 2 yrs (!) as of , what, last week, still no known copies
mircea_popescu: see, here's how it is : two white man tribes, consisting of "the germans that stayed home" and "the germans that went over ocean" finally got together and built nuke, at the time highest mankind achievement.
mircea_popescu: then ~group~ of wanna-be german rus' tribe copied the item. AS A GROUP.
mircea_popescu: then ~lone man~ of wanna-be rus' yellow man copied item.
mircea_popescu: very different copying.
mircea_popescu: russkis understood what it is they;'re copying and why. chinese -- neve rdid. in this sense, chinese copied nuke like russians copied ics.
asciilifeform: btw funnily enuff , the 'germans who sailed' ended up having to copy the (droppable) fusion n00k, rather than vice versa.
mircea_popescu: so it is.
asciilifeform: ( usa's item , recall, used liquid H2 and was building-sized loltron )
mircea_popescu: hence my comment.
mircea_popescu: whereas recall your cries of "chinese own ... windows fab stack" ? well ?
mircea_popescu: the difference is markedly there.
asciilifeform: that there's actually the best evidence for mircea_popescu's version
asciilifeform: i'm unequipped to say whether cn 'understood nuke', but the apparent total absence of indigenous cpu arch does tell tales
mircea_popescu: and more generally, this "if birds were clouds, there'd be winds of shit" type of argument in insescapable.
mircea_popescu: "what if" is not statically typed.
asciilifeform: jp (1890-1945) was arguably better example. went from 'wooden civ' to, e.g., world's biggest+fastest battleship, h2o2-powered submarine, all sortsa goodies that quite solidly demonstrated 'yes first copied, then grasped, white man's tech' , until nailed by confederacy of anglodunces
a111: Logged on 2018-12-01 00:38 asciilifeform: jp was a hair's width away from picking up the torch that anglotardistan dropped, and anglos knew this, and so in late '80s they engineered an economic implosion for'em
mircea_popescu: japan is certainly reserved case of non-white white men. toyota 1970s takeover of auto industry imo even better example than their (certainly present, and certainly respectable 1880-1920 marine innovations)
asciilifeform: iirc mircea_popescu even had a piece on subj, re 'honour culture'
mircea_popescu: possibly applies, yes.
mircea_popescu: amusingly enough though, to the same sort of casual examination that passes semites (eg, jews) for "white", japanese also pass.
asciilifeform not entirely unbiased observer, somewhat of jp aficionado for many yrs, tho grasp of lang is still on ~1st-grader level
asciilifeform: hieroglyphs are a bitch.
mircea_popescu: imagine if they didn't end up with broken alphabet, like morons.
asciilifeform: they have not 1 but ~2~ working alphabets. and repeatedly tried to phase out hieros, most recently under mcarthur
mircea_popescu: any alphabet > octetsize is broken by that very fact.
asciilifeform: but so far only managed to cut down the stroke #
mircea_popescu: they shoulda had ascii, ended up with unicode
mircea_popescu: 80iq penalty.
mircea_popescu: they ~deserved~ the wiping out by confederacy of proper alphabet dunces. to make the point forever fucking plain -- IF YOU UNICODE, you will die for it.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: hiragana has 46 symbols.
mircea_popescu: "nothing else you do right can ever fix that one thing you did wrong. nothing."
asciilifeform has the kbd even.
asciilifeform: they 'fixed' in the 9th century . problem as usual is the entrenched mass of 'i had to hieroglyph, so let the son also'
mircea_popescu: afaik that's not free stganding
asciilifeform: freestanding. one can write the whole lang in it.
asciilifeform: but 'wouldn't do, not for troo scholar' (tm)
mircea_popescu: i dunno, afaik it's how they write particles and things, but as an aid to the idiotic uselesness of "proper" writing, not by itself.
mircea_popescu not subj expert.
asciilifeform: mcarthur tried to ban hieroglyphs, it went nowhere, sorta how peter I was able to cut the 30 redundant greek chars from ru alphabet, but still left 6 or so turds
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: in 'standard' jp, they use hiragana as adjunct to the sadglyphs, yes
asciilifeform: but for text entry they have hiragana kbd, given as 100% of lang can be coded in it, the hieroglyph desk-sized lolkeyboard of 1900s fame vanished with introduction of microcomp
mircea_popescu: well, what are we talking about ? "that they could have" ? of fucking course could have.
asciilifeform: for e.g. children's books, they already encode in 100% 46.
asciilifeform: so it's rather different situation than cn, which actually escaped inventing alphabet for 5000yrs
mircea_popescu: i suppose.
asciilifeform: jp could cancel hieroglyphs tonight, if (dunno) emperor is put back on throne and wants to peter-the-great.
asciilifeform: i've spoken with jp folk, they see the notion as roughly similar to how anglos see orlol's phonetic alphabet thing
asciilifeform: 'how will we test for idiocy then'
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mircea_popescu: yeah, right, "how will females test for fitness", i gotta wear italian pagliacci pointed shoes and generally
mircea_popescu: because totally, that's what i'm going to spend my resources on. passing tests the females came up with.
mircea_popescu: what the everloving fuck ?!
asciilifeform: 'qwerty problem'
mircea_popescu: o look, it's raining these now. check this one out :
asciilifeform: lol complete with mystery uniturds
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform im not reading all that, but i also don't believe i need to.
mircea_popescu: << i don't get it, why would you nuke it ?
a111: Logged on 2018-12-11 17:06 trinque: where is the environmentalist outcry for nuking the congo, I ask.
asciilifeform: speaking of virology, did mircea_popescu ever do piece on polio ?
asciilifeform: ( likbez : man is the only known reservoir. and spread in shit. prior to mid 20th c, vanishingly rare, cuz damn near errybody inoculated through exposure to ~some~ liquishit in water. then suddenly ~0 shit-eating, among the industrial city folx, and thing appears on epidemiological map )
mircea_popescu: never did, no. tho during wartime romania it was THE luxury.
mircea_popescu: "get kids polio vaccination"
trinque: I'll admit it was a knee-jerk reaction to the zombie bioreactor. Possibly there are much better ways to shut it down.
asciilifeform currently in a bout of rage re the retardation of html, where formatting a kindergarten-level equation takes hrs and still dun satisfy
asciilifeform: i refuse to use bitmaps for the matholade in ffa, cuz retarded ( not searchable + looks like shit on 3 out of 4 people's displays no matter what you do )
asciilifeform: so tryin' to stick as close as can be to plain ascii, as seen in e.g.
asciilifeform: but items like floor/ceiling, fractions, etc still look like rubbish
asciilifeform: if anybody knows how to make these prettier without resorting to bitmapisms or javascript, or ~anything~ platformistic, plox to write in
asciilifeform: ( before suggest 'mathml' -- asciilifeform dun have a browser which displays it, and suspects that nobody here does either )
asciilifeform: ^ mircea_popescu , ben_vulpes , trinque , bvt , any serious wwwists in audience, plox to chime in ^
trinque: eh, not like I'm *recommending* it, but do you have something that'll grunt out an SVG?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yeah. a sec.
asciilifeform: considered svg. but text-based browsers afaik dun eat it.
asciilifeform: ( whereas actually displays in, e.g., lynx, just fine )
trinque: right
asciilifeform: or, hrm, still loses the floor()
mircea_popescu: ima fix it for you, but it will take longert than a moment because ima take the opportunity to write trilema article explain how to use html for maffs.
asciilifeform: aite, a++++
asciilifeform: i'm not in terrible hurry
asciilifeform: i considered to use ansi drawing chars for the floor, that'd prolly do it
asciilifeform: came up entirely empty when looked for how to make the parens appropriate height tho.
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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it turns to rubbish in 'lynx'
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo nfi. diana_coman what are we doing here ?
asciilifeform: as for the parens, floor, etc, ugh, i dun want'em wide, i want'em ~tall~
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform how would this work in terminal ? it's supposed to be a html thing, graphical browser.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the variant actually displays in terminal ( sans the 'floor' ), try it
a111: Logged on 2018-12-11 18:43 asciilifeform: e.g.
mircea_popescu: keks ok.
mircea_popescu: i didn't realise what you want was "some kind of notation that works in terminal and gui equally".
asciilifeform: i was going for 'keeps being readable in lynx like the prev chapters'
asciilifeform: otherwise prolly would've thrown in the towel and gone to bitmapped latex outputs
asciilifeform: which are imho sadder
mircea_popescu: im not aware there's a way to make terminal-html-math. not even tex does that.
asciilifeform: i'd like to show that moderately maffs-heavy bl0gps0t is possible without bitmapism, possibly bridge too far
mircea_popescu: though there was a lulzy "extended" keyset back in the 80s to "do it". failed also.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: there was a 'mathsml' thing, but seems to require js, browsers briefly had and then dropped support
asciilifeform: 'but hey we have smiling turd glyphs nao!'
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the speciffic items discussed are not possible to render alphabetically, and for the reasons stated : fraction lines are not a character etc.
asciilifeform: ~those~ , oddly enuff, i had 0prob with
asciilifeform: ( used 'longstroke' uniturd, which incidentally lynx Does Right Thing with and turns into multiple short - )
mircea_popescu: you're in the swamp of perdition over there,\
mircea_popescu: anyway, if you're happy with fixwidth font and "works in terminal" i also don't see your problem, wrap in <pre> tags and so something like
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i actually started with that. and tempted to return to it.
mircea_popescu: it'll render fine in lynx and on html browser too, you lose out on pixel alligns and sizes and things, but what can you do.
mircea_popescu: well, one or the other. there's no way to magic away the difference between gfx browser and fixwidth term.
asciilifeform: the annoying bit is that in e.g. i was able to make html do a very close approx to the customary formatting.
feedbot: << Trilema -- How to html math ?
asciilifeform: was thinking it might be possible to somehow get this with ch14.
mircea_popescu: where, specifically ? ? the sup/sub only work if you have simple exponents.
asciilifeform: ( if there existed a 'height' attribute for font, it would entirely solve. but i have not turned up any such thing existing. )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: fortunately i dun have any complex subexpressions in exponents anywhere in ffa notebook.
asciilifeform: only items like a - b etc
mircea_popescu: what do you mean "not turned up" lol. it's in the article i just linked you.
asciilifeform: that ain't height-only!
asciilifeform: i dun want'em ~wide~
asciilifeform: the parens, floor, should simply be ~tall~.
mircea_popescu: yeah, well, i don't think they implemented arbitrary shearing of fonts.
mircea_popescu: though in fairness, while the thickness displayed is exaggerated, what you do by hand is not SIMPLY shear it. you also thicken it some.
asciilifeform: some yes
mircea_popescu: yes well. none of this works with a fixwidth display. not that i'm against having font scaling separate by heigh and width, but currently, it dun exist.
mircea_popescu: now, if you want "html maths", they're in ; if you want fixwidth terminal math, it's ; if you want "just like by hand", it'll be either latex or yeah, a photograph of your having done it by hand / a bitmap of some mechanized version thereof. dunno that there's a way out of this.
a111: Logged on 2018-12-11 20:19 feedbot: << Trilema -- How to html math ?
a111: Logged on 2018-12-11 20:18 mircea_popescu: anyway, if you're happy with fixwidth font and "works in terminal" i also don't see your problem, wrap in <pre> tags and so something like
asciilifeform: there's various ways, of varying degree of ugly, currently shitting out a hybrid variant
asciilifeform: will post for the laughter and derision of audience shortly
asciilifeform: ( still sad parens, but imho less outlandishly eye-bleeding than the mega-font variant ; lynx-friendly 'floor' )
mircea_popescu: hye, if you're happy...
mircea_popescu: certainly readable.
asciilifeform: that's what it'll be then.
asciilifeform: unless 1 of the experts chimes in today with unexpected pill.
mircea_popescu: might as well use wall of ( 3 tall if you're doing wall of |
asciilifeform: yea idea
asciilifeform: ty mircea_popescu
mircea_popescu: i think it prolly makes it more readable, and also has the merit of making the ad-hockery less ad-hockish/more rulebased.
asciilifeform: it does
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mircea_popescu: very much not html in any sense, but what can you do.
phf: asciilifeform: you can also use console maxima to fixed width layout formulas for you
asciilifeform: phf: i fucking hate ------------'s
phf: oh, i don't know what you guys achieved in html mode, because i'm looking at the result in lynx
asciilifeform: and also hate 'flying' exponents that make simple expression stand 40fuckingrows tall
asciilifeform bbl forrealz
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mircea_popescu: diana_coman on meditation, the innovation/subversion distinction is quite well founded.
diana_coman: mircea_popescu, thanks!
mircea_popescu: also leaves very little usable difference between subversion and "inclusion".
diana_coman: well yes, I don't see how can "inclusion" happen without subversion, no
mircea_popescu: nor what other incentive is there, for either, besides the "moron still wants to live and spawn".
diana_coman: I think it's simply a matter of effort-avoidance, what; i.e. change aka innovation is always "hard" so by consensus subversion will be attempted until ~all possible attempts are exhausted, sort of thing
mircea_popescu: these also not sifferent.
mircea_popescu: amusingly, spanish (which is terrible re cognates btw, it fails to distinguish between expecting [esperar] and hoping [esperancia] and so on) uses the same word for both "it's expensive" (cuesta mucho) and "i find it difficult" ("me cuesta").
mircea_popescu: oh, while on it : if any english speaker ever wondered where "arena" comes from,
mircea_popescu: why... it's sand, in spanish.
mircea_popescu: but back to the point : the only sort whom "los cuesta" to be thinking is the sort that really has no business here.
diana_coman: do they also use "cuesta mucho" for "it's not fair"? it'd be quite on point at least from what I can tell
diana_coman: since asciilifeform was asking re what does "it's not fair" mean - from what I can tell, precisely that: if one finds it hard, then it's not fair
mircea_popescu: not afaik. tho honestly the idiocy of "equity" as practiced in common law / intuited by the runts in every litter + their enablers is such monumental nonsense as i don't expect can be readily unpacked.
BingoBoingo: <diana_coman> do they also use "cuesta mucho" for "it's not fair"? it'd be quite on point at least from what I can tell << Around here they usually bitch about their derechos
diana_coman: I can see it easily; it's a human right to have it easy in whatever definition of easy one might have floating by
diana_coman: mircea_popescu, so that Arenal area in CR is meant as...sands/sandy or what?
BingoBoingo: Then there's the Falta de Respecto y las otras faltas
mircea_popescu: sandy volcano yes.
diana_coman: it always sounded rather...menacingly/cold to me, lol; ash != sand I'd say
mircea_popescu: anyway, works ad interim as a fine heuristic. whosoever is preoccupied with fairness can be readily discarded as intellectually useless. it's either fairness or correctness, and all the rest of flows necessarily.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman sand, microcrystalline obsydian.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: gotta nitpick : quartz ( plain old sio2 ) != obsidian. in the latter, the volcanic ash dun simply colour it black, but gives crystal lattice a shear plane ( so you get that delish cutting edge the stone age folx like )
mircea_popescu: right. lotta very sharp little bits of glass.
asciilifeform: pretty hard to get a good cutting edge from plain sio2 ( try it some time ). with glass ( i.e. with na as well as si & o ) you get the requisite shear. so cuts.
asciilifeform: << i suspect that it prolly unpacks ok if seen through lens of 'wooden civ' peasant, where 'errybody is roughly same, working same shit soil, so oughta have ~same harvest'
a111: Logged on 2018-12-11 21:44 mircea_popescu: not afaik. tho honestly the idiocy of "equity" as practiced in common law / intuited by the runts in every litter + their enablers is such monumental nonsense as i don't expect can be readily unpacked.
asciilifeform: ( and not simply peasants, but serfs, i.e. land gets mortmain'd by master, so no accum )
mircea_popescu: dude. "microcrystalline obsydian". it's like silica glass, except volcano-made. it has planes and everything. what are you talking about ?
asciilifeform: 1000+yrs of уравниловка (btw how do we say that in ro? i'd like to know) dun wear off so quickly.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: obsidian exactly glass
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: orig thread was re beach sand, nitpick strictly there
mircea_popescu: what the fuck beach, arenal is a volcano.
a111: Logged on 2018-12-11 21:48 mircea_popescu: sandy volcano yes.
asciilifeform: and does the sand there look exactly like the ordinary ?
asciilifeform: ( does mircea_popescu have pic ? i've never seen volcanic sand close up )
mircea_popescu: it looks exactly like microcrystalline obsydian roflmao omg.
mircea_popescu: well so come here some time, can go for a walk in it.
mircea_popescu: crunches under feet with distinct sound, too.
asciilifeform: i bet it's same sound as the particulate from the omnipresent powdered car windshields over here lol
mircea_popescu: more like "walking on sandpaper"
asciilifeform: but yes will be interesting to walk in.
asciilifeform pictures an alt-planet where scenario but with ~semiconducting~ doped volcanic sands...
a111: Logged on 2017-12-28 14:27 mircea_popescu: there is no, strictly speaking, reason that iron MUST be provided on the surface of a planet just like the earth. it ~could~, very well, have simply gone through a place poor in planetoids and ended up entirely iron free on the surface. but it did not.
asciilifeform: could've had transistor in 1700s-level, conceivably
asciilifeform: ( a la wootz -- i.e. 'we have nfi how this worx but here it is' )
mircea_popescu: i dunno that civ which can't make si ball can use pre-provided microscopic multers or w/e.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: for good chunk of later 1800s folx were using 'accidental' semiconductor ( ever built 'crystal radio' ? ) , but it sucked
asciilifeform: picture if didn't suck.
mircea_popescu: point in case, programmable ants available since forever, we've yet to see ant-automation natives.
mircea_popescu: what, like growth of galena crystals guarded over by roc bird like in arab tales ?
mircea_popescu: "These factors together worked to bring the actual NATO oil need under its allocation for the first time in the forty years since that allocation exists, and otherwise for the first time since the Industrial Revolution some centuries ago. It's really an incredible, history bending first, this" <<
mircea_popescu: speaking of "when world ended", this 2014-2015 winter might actually be the best not-after-this date
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: afaik beekeeping is closest thing we've got to 'ant automation'
asciilifeform: re: petrowank : asciilifeform also not expert, but last i recall arabs were 'peaked' while ru ramping for 50+y and onwards; hence the pantsuit's perennial interest in picking up last reich's torch and 'spreading demoocracy' there
asciilifeform: ( which is why icbm complex is just as essential 'petro tech' as the drill ! )
a111: Logged on 2014-11-24 22:58 asciilifeform: jurov: tank is a particular type of tractor, let's say. it cultivates sovereignty (or did, in the age of the tank, but why nitpick) rather than edibles.
a111: Logged on 2014-11-24 22:59 asciilifeform: without sovereignty, 'your' tractor - isn't yours. it belongs (along with your starfish) to the big boys.
asciilifeform: << multers no , rectifiers -- yes ( diode was ~the~ mega-discovery, rather than transistor as commonly thought -- the latter is small variation on the former )
a111: Logged on 2018-12-11 22:29 mircea_popescu: i dunno that civ which can't make si ball can use pre-provided microscopic multers or w/e.
asciilifeform: consider early age of radio, with 'coherer' -- tube of iron filings , nobody had any idea how worked until 1980s (!) when somebody bothered to look and found that yes feo2 semiconducts
asciilifeform: ( semiconducts and then shorts and welds solid at the juncture! hence the early radiotelegraph's little hammer that whacked the tube each time it went conductive )
asciilifeform was obsessed with the item as a boy, and went and... built. but unsurprisingly was unable to come up with the kilowatt spark gap horror that'd actually make circuit close even 1ce
asciilifeform: in other lulz, >> 'GNU inetutils <= 1.9.4 telnet.c multiple overflows'
asciilifeform: in older lulz, 1d 18h left on the auction; i'ma bid, and if can get for under 5 , will have the thing xray tomographied ( sadly i have a quite finite budget presently for the proj )
asciilifeform: phf et al ^
mircea_popescu: btw, in case anyone's pissed off at mozilla "download firefox" inanity, the list is here :
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: which inanity ?
asciilifeform presently using 1 built from sores aeons ago..
mircea_popescu: there's this pantsuit trend of making websites from playdo. 0 levers, 0 anything, thick bright colors.
mircea_popescu: annoying as all fuck, like special ed.
asciilifeform: aah y'mean the 'we know your os, and of course it's winblowz, here have a .exe' thing ?
mircea_popescu: just look at it. fucking offensive bs.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: sadly the proggy ~itself~ is likethat nao. 'special ed'. nfi why you'd want recent ver.
asciilifeform: yea lol even linus, rms et al, etc. have ceremonial sigs.
asciilifeform: ( they aint got vtronics, so nfi what if anyffing their sig ~means~ )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform just making a copy of their historical offerings.
asciilifeform: i dun recall whether trinque froze the sores of that thing
asciilifeform: i would say 'let's' but not equipped to say what was 'last good sores', near as i can tell the thing has sucked for as long as existed
asciilifeform: btw afaik binariola ff won't run on musltronic linuxen, it (unsurprise) demands dyn libcism
trinque: asciilifeform: I've built ff on musl with various rando's patches, have one running currently
asciilifeform: oh neato
asciilifeform: prolly will end up the de-facto graphic browser
asciilifeform: afaik none else is known to be buildable from sores at all
asciilifeform tried over yrs and repeatedly failed with 'chrome'
asciilifeform: it dun build even on ordinary gentoo, last i knew
asciilifeform: ( not even talking of hygiene, but of simple 'can build?' )
mircea_popescu: eh, certainly google's thing isn't on the list.
asciilifeform: it dun make even the most elementary cut.
mircea_popescu: anyway, afaik ff past 40 or so can't even run w/o gtk3. which iirc also not on list.
asciilifeform: right, is where mine stopped
asciilifeform: ( gtk3 is on asciilifeform's published gentoo-banhammer roster )
mircea_popescu: that said, a svg-centric (as per prev log discussion) x-only (no gnome/kde/whatever bs) browser will prolly have to be written anyway.
asciilifeform: tbf i have utterly nfi why thing even needs gtk at all
asciilifeform: ( for 'back' button ?!! )
mircea_popescu: not a matter of needs. it's fair it should use it!
asciilifeform: i dunget why it can't simply live in framebuffer (fughet even x)
mircea_popescu: eh, i'm not rewritting x.
asciilifeform: if there were a pair of free hands -- would be great proj, remove gtkism from ye olde ff
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: dunned to 'rewrite x', e.g. phf has perfectly working framebuffer-only box nao
mircea_popescu: honestly, the engine needs a rewrite anyway. and the rewrite needs our svg/html spec. and so following.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: would like to see the hairball dissolve, with other hairballs, yes
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: unrelatedly, in the new trilema header photo, is that geiger counter in left hand ?
asciilifeform: prospecting ?
trinque: asciilifeform: I failed repeatedly to build chrome on musl, said "fuck it", dustbinned.
asciilifeform: trinque: i was never able to build it under orginary glibc either.
asciilifeform: *ordinary
trinque: don't you want to use our prebuilt bins, citizen?
a111: Logged on 2018-03-14 04:52 ben_vulpes: they've always been my "wrong tool for every job"; i'd rather have a set of deep sockets in pretty much every situation.
mircea_popescu: turns out i foind a perfect job for it.
asciilifeform: where's that
mircea_popescu: where's what ?
asciilifeform: the perfectjob
mircea_popescu: pinching girls.
mircea_popescu: otherwise, speaking of summaries and so on : anyone familiar with "the gentleman's magazine" ?
mircea_popescu: interesting item, ran for ~200 years up until ww1 as a sorta-kinda republican log. eventually some society of bored folks in utah produced a complete index, like 100 volumes.
mircea_popescu: it contains such gems as "He went abroad with him, and brought home such a return as was to be expected from kindred honour and well reciprocated use."
mircea_popescu: which, if anyone should be equal to the task of explaining for my benefit...
nicoleci: << meanwhile beleeted. fetlife bdsm liberals not that liberal after all!
a111: Logged on 2018-12-10 19:38 mircea_popescu: speaking of which : << should be fun to see how "BDSM Liberals" take it.
mircea_popescu: let me guess, "#metoo, the social narrative ANYONE* can contribute to..."
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