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diana_coman: I can see the strong in mine; what did you put in there exactly?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu, ugh, you want strong on top of link? wtf
diana_coman: the links are anyway with own style applied, hence yes, nothing to see if you want to overwrite the theme's style for links
diana_coman: and blockquote that works too with original at:
feedbot: << Bimbo.Club -- Full circle
diana_coman: funnily enough you can actually even do that if absolutely must: inside blockquote
mircea_popescu: diana_coman just tryna help you figure out what's going on. [allowed] tags should nest correctly etc, there's some breakage afoot somewhere.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo what the fuck is this baked in expectation of "aumento" anyway ? what, schmuck sat an ass a whole year, he expects somehow though the magic of planet's powers alligned he is now worth MORE ?
mircea_popescu: the only situations that result in that, plague, war and indiscriminate carnage -- those they hate.
mircea_popescu: how the fuck is the figuring go, "all the kids are healthy and fine, spend all time in school, and as a result every year i'm worth more" ?! more the fuck what, obviously there's more and more people who can do his job by virtue of women spawning and fewer and fewer people who need his job done, by virtue of his having been at work.
mircea_popescu: how the fuck is he gonna be getting INCREASES ?!
mircea_popescu: it's a wonder anyone gets to keep a job for a whole damned year.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: It's this retard thing where Uruguay imagine it can have a central bank. Looking at all of the possible things it could control it decides to do inflation as a structural thing and try to keep the country solvent by chasing this moving target they made. THE CENTRAL BANK SELLS DOLLARS TO KEEP USD FROM FALLING VERSUS THE PESO!!! sort of insanity follows.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> it's a wonder anyone gets to keep a job for a whole damned year. << Increasingly they don't
mircea_popescu: the dolarization of economies is simply orcs following washington agenda. they sell dollars to push this angle whereby dollar is even remotely something like a reserve currency.
mircea_popescu: and treasury more than happy to provide them the dollars.
BingoBoingo: Every year less people keep their job, and employment fell 20-30 percent between 2009 and 2015
BingoBoingo: Anyways, it's about time to update the Political snapshot. Looking like the Sartori fellow with the Russian bride worth more than this country is going to so the "surprising" Great Again win.
BingoBoingo: He beat his capture "Blanco" party's resistance and got certified as one of their Pre-Candidates.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: as i understand there's always been a 'dollar' (in the sense of best-looking-horse at fiatola glue factory) at any given time
mircea_popescu: i recall back in the late days of bahamas all sorta orclands had large posters with local ugly morons "el negro puede!!!"
mircea_popescu: i guess mid-tangerine term they're going for the "orc again" angle.
mircea_popescu: one day maybe they get a brain, start doing something other than mouthbreathing kids renditions of parental activity.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform this is dubious, hence the fiatist's notion of "crisis"
mircea_popescu: the thing with the glue factory is that when the nags look good they ~all look ~equally good, and when they look real they all look ~equally naggy.
asciilifeform: i thought 'crisis' is what the local derps spew when their national horse finally goes to glue
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: They call it crisis when it happens suddenly
mircea_popescu: nah. crisis is when merchants catch a glimpse of the nudity of the supposed "reserve currency".
mircea_popescu: back in the 1800s lots of actual merchants, such things ended with repatriated gold. pretty much drove the history of the us in that century.
mircea_popescu: by now, 99% of walkers live off the dole, so they don't really happen anymore.
feedbot: << Qntra -- Japan Quits International Whaling Commision: No Big Deal
mircea_popescu: keks. they're not gonna quit eating whale are they.
mircea_popescu would like to express his support. and so do you, lest you want to stop eating beef some day.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: they will when the whale-eaters die. ( it's mostly folx in their 60s-70s doing it. )
mircea_popescu: they should prolly do a whaleman's association.
asciilifeform: mcarthur's idea re protein shortage in occupied jp -- feed'em whale.
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> mcarthur's idea re protein shortage in occupied jp -- feed'em whale. << Reads like Pantsuit revisionism. Of course Island that can't ranch infinitcows is going to whale eat.
asciilifeform: ~same folx been eatin' it ever since. tastes, reportedly ( asciilifeform did not have occasion to try, but father -- did , for some reason it ended up in orcistan ) like low-grade beef.
mircea_popescu: these schmucks actually still exist, believe it or not, "content creators" consisting of a fat dork jacking off to seth rogen's podcast and a derpy chick carefully borderline sleeving her new york writer's boots.
asciilifeform: who was seth rogen ?
mircea_popescu: carehehehehefully "curating" and "promoting" their "online business" predicated on "you don't have to actually buy colored wool / playdo to be on etsy"
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform fat unfunny schmuck, made lousy new wave rom-coms. "edgy" and shit.
mircea_popescu: 2000s era made-for-tv layer of ever-collapsing production values.
asciilifeform: horrors!111, all the 'culture' i missed...
mircea_popescu: then they got obliterated by "reality shows", which are even cheaper to make. the
mircea_popescu: what was that thing, with the abandoned storage boxes.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: how come nobody (afaik..) ever filmed a live-action sokoban ?
mircea_popescu:, there's a whole "platform" website predicated on someone caring / people being too lazy to actually play.
mircea_popescu: i'm sure you can find sokoban.
asciilifeform: nah i dun mean on comp
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> ~same folx been eatin' it ever since. tastes, reportedly ( asciilifeform did not have occasion to try, but father -- did , for some reason it ended up in orcistan ) like low-grade beef. << From what I've heard aquatic mammals tend to have a flavor distinct from beef. This may differ for full oceanic mammals, but river dolphins are a thing.
asciilifeform: but with actual crates.
mircea_popescu: (not played by anyone who played it originally ; but definitely meanwhile fouind by the hipstery 20yos looking to pose)
asciilifeform: who the fuk wants to see mechanical sokoban played by some derp
asciilifeform: nao with actual 100kg crates , on other hand !
mircea_popescu: ah, lotta that by virtue of cctv in storage rooms. though it usually goes more like
asciilifeform: ( and of course only pretty gurlz pushin' the crates, wearing 0-epsilon )
mircea_popescu: anyway. canadians getting involved in things, the next step after women get involved in things. there's a spiral of decay, and comedy's not gonna do any better than the british commonwealth did.
asciilifeform: re 'reality show', in 1950s robert sheckley had little story re 'glorious fyootoor' where nomoar pantsuit laws, and so folx free to kill themselves creatively for money; and tv program is made where folx are knocked out and then wake up in race car, or midget sub, or jet fighter, whichever is farthest from their ordinary derp life, and filmed as they try an' avoid certain deaths
asciilifeform: imho anyffin that falls short of this, re 'reality tv', is snoar.
mircea_popescu: i dunno that i could be bothered.
mircea_popescu: really, why do you care ? not like there's any possibility of empathizing with the derp.
asciilifeform: hey mircea_popescu enjoyed that warehouse clip, neh
asciilifeform: despite not empathizing with derp
mircea_popescu: i want to see some idiot "avoiding certain death in midget sub" throiugh the process of flailing around wildly and then dying mechanically about as much as i want a pile of sophomore history of philosophy extemporaneous essay-form papers to go through.
asciilifeform: i'd watch 1 or 2.
mircea_popescu: "hello girlies & morons, write me 500 words as to why sophocles isn't euripides" slash "hello dorky, you've got 30 seconds". what the hell's the difference.
mircea_popescu: exactly.
asciilifeform: << for compleetness of the l0gz, 1337 w4r3z -- sheckley, 'prize of peril'.
mircea_popescu: tbh, i empatized with the ~warehouse manager~.
mircea_popescu: he;s not depicted ; but my years managing construction crews evidently left some trauma.
asciilifeform: warehouse boss could've hired a sober forklifter, neh.
mircea_popescu: suuuure.
mircea_popescu: because that's what you do, there's like 500 sane, safe and consensual folks, cv in hand, to pick amongst
mircea_popescu: and what you do out of sheer and unmitigated self hatred, is hire the one moron.
mircea_popescu: that is so very TOTALLY how it goes down.
asciilifeform: 'how much should i spend to retain sober bulldozerist' is just as much of a ev calc as 'how much iron to use in this here bridge' neh.
mircea_popescu: you got me there, and while in these irons i guess i'll also confess it was my plan all along, back in 2012, to find some lukewarm half-invested dood to do bitcoin-assets.
asciilifeform: lol point
mircea_popescu: i looked far and wide, among practically an ocean of more committed, seriouser etc folk. and so on.
asciilifeform: 'go to war with the army you have...'
mircea_popescu: managing idiots is a game that can't be won, and ~ample experience~ is what informs my firm committment to tolerate no such thing.
asciilifeform: coupla yrs ago , city sewage pipe to asciilifeform's hovel collapsed (from ~earlier~ inept construction work). monkey crew show up, digs, fails to find (!) . finally foreman, greybeard d00d in his 60s, takes over, cursing, drives the thing with own hands...
mircea_popescu: come hell or high water, i'd rather manage my own household than whatever it is, nbc's movie arm, holcim's european sales, romania's only battleship or only central bank, WHATEVER it is -- if it comes with a "but must have some idiot" coda i'd rather fucking manage my household.
BingoBoingo: In other news, apparently the Chicoms are getting ready to bring hard drive Gigs to RAM marketing
asciilifeform: 'a 24-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with 32GB of RAM; but the OS only sees 29.4GB of that RAM' << lol, what's the rest for, built-in botnet ??
billymg: hi all, this past week i've been able to take advantage of the holiday vacation time to get a local workbench set up. i now have a proper gnat so was able to build phf's vdiff. i also have my blog running locally which makes it a lot easier to work on and test changes
a111: Logged on 2018-10-22 21:26 billymg: what if i submitted a vpatch that adds the js-text-selection feature and the few lines of CSS to the "default" theme in mp-wp (blue header one)?
billymg: the signature verifies, and i believe i have the diff and manifest syntax correct, but i'm getting the "not found in flow" error
billymg: also i should note that i didn't include the css changes to the default theme in this patch because i thought a user might want to add one but not the other
billymg: once i get the flow down and get this first patch working it will be easy to create more patches
mircea_popescu: billymg nice! as it happens nicoleci 's been looking for a way to put her pic in the header, so maybe work together on a theme ?
asciilifeform: in other noose, asciilifeform finally finished massaging the 14b coad; patch + writeup on conveyor for tonight
asciilifeform: interestingly, measured penalty from HaveBarrelShifter := False -- and turns out, on x64, it's <0.5% .
asciilifeform: 14b also includes nitpicks sent in by diana_coman & mircea_popescu .
mircea_popescu: speaking of penalties : i dusted off ancient trb (pre agression), just for curiosity. turns out it sucks ~1 block/minute in the 450k range (ie, catches up with a year's chain per month, sorta thing).
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: sounds about right. ( tho greatly depends on 'luck of the draw' )
asciilifeform: ( not only luck of ~the network~, but , perversely, the sadder the box , moar often it gets reset, the better pre-aggr trb worked.. )
asciilifeform: need for sane sync only became obv to asciilifeform once he fixed the oom crapola etc
mircea_popescu: this was never reset.
asciilifeform: then, i suppose, blox fell reasonably often into its open mouth.
asciilifeform: ( old trb dun 'suck' blox, except on boot; it waits to be fed )
asciilifeform: will note, even with the heap fragging nonsense, current trb has quite reasonable ram footprint; e.g. i run 'zoolag' on a 2GB box, and never manually reset aside from when deploying patch (coupla times in past yr)
asciilifeform: no ooms either, ever since tossed 'orphanages' etc
asciilifeform: might recall, asciilifeform profiled the thing, it spends almost all cpu time in the db. will be interesting when we bolt on the O(1) indexer instead of the bdb horror.
asciilifeform: (~100% of the ram footprint is blown on indexes, also)
asciilifeform: for ~3 fucking yrs i was convinced that it spends cpu in sig verify; turned out - nope
asciilifeform: ( implication , naturally, is that even if the sig coad were to be replaced with constanttimeism, it would not appreciably change the cpu cost of noad.. )
asciilifeform: not exactly mega-surprise, eccism worx on small (by rsa-planet standards) numbers.
asciilifeform: at some point i'ma have to seriously dig into eccism, to date i've moar or less successfully avoided it, spat on it
asciilifeform: but given as it is used on the classical net, will have to eat it.
asciilifeform: ( unless, i suppose, somebody else here wants to stand up and eat it, and write ecctron )
asciilifeform: ftr it may even be possible to write a reasonably-performant ecctron in 'p'. i cannot currently say.
mircea_popescu: yeah, sane db will be major boon to trb (also not news, discussed as such since original "devs are idiots" times)
diana_coman: mircea_popescu, it's the theme on top because mine has a bit of very heavy handed my-way-or-the-highway re styles
diana_coman: i.e. first strips everything and then applies what it's meant to be
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: fwiw i have the thing written ( and iirc even posted, 'unofficially' ), but it will take some sweat to properly glue & test.
mircea_popescu: no rush anyways.
asciilifeform: it was built on the mmap lib, which in turn gotta be polished off
a111: Logged on 2018-11-16 23:13 asciilifeform: it is on hold pending resolution of ( and is taking back seat to ffa currently )
asciilifeform: sane db, then sane cryptotron, then eventually whittle the cppism down to 0..
asciilifeform: ( rather like what diana_coman's been doing with own proggy )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: bdb recall also was used for 'wallet'; iirc trinque had an experiment going with tearing apart walletism
asciilifeform: ( i dun recall where , if anywhere, he got stuck )
mircea_popescu: afaik he also focused on cuntoo.
billymg: mircea_popescu: sounds good!
billymg: i also found out why e.g. is missing some background images, opposed to e.g. (and this was the original reason i went in to tweak the css)
billymg: in the default theme's css from the genesis press there are some image links that don't resolve because of bad file extensions
billymg: such as 'images/kubrickheader.jpg.svg'
billymg: the images are there, but as 'name.svg'
billymg: so wondering if maybe bvt or BingoBoingo caught this and updated, or what's there is from a different release of mp-wp
billymg: but in any case, could also be a quick patch, just to fix the file links
BingoBoingo: billymg: I just made my theme by deleting stuff from the default and occasionally adding text particular to what I want from my blog.
mircea_popescu: right, this comes from all that conversion stuff we did
billymg: ahh makes sense then
hanbot: billymg current mp-wp should absolutely not have any .jpg.svg flotsam; kubrickheader for instance is .svg
billymg: hanbot: going by the vpatch i found here or the file does seem to contain a few references to e.g. .jpg.svg, .png.svg
billymg: the files seem to all be consistently .svg though
hanbot: holy cow, why the shit. thank you billymg for spotting!
billymg: of course! :D
billymg: hanbot: if you like i could make and test a patch to submit for review
mircea_popescu: that's be tits.
hanbot: indeed, go fer it
billymg: cool cool :)
trinque: asciilifeform: walletsnip patch works great, just need to find time to regrind and further test. and aha, meanwhile diverted to cuntoo so we have a l00nix
trinque: once off that, I might see about ebuilding trb (with perhaps phf's v+portage work if it surfaces), and then mircea_popescu's gns v-tree, unless gpg replacement surfaces soon, in which case deedbot->peh work
trinque: or w/e the gpg replacement's name is
asciilifeform: trinque: i dun expect that part will require very much sweat
asciilifeform: at least in re cuntoo
billymg: i do however still need to figure out why i can't press -- before i can create new patches. if anyone has time to take a look or suggest debug tips i'd much appreciate it
mircea_popescu: bitcoin rly should come standard in cuntoo anyway. alongside proper rsatron and proper dbtron/webserver.
mircea_popescu: billymg are you using phf's latest ?
mircea_popescu: because i recall a similar problem in ~old~ vtrons
billymg: i created the vpatch diff with vdiff pressed from vtools_ksum
diana_coman: billymg, what did you vdiff against?
billymg: it could also be my, although i was able to press vtools and mp-wp genesis fine with it
bvt: billymg: i fixed the links to the images manually, working over version rolled out by BingoBoingo (
a111: Logged on 2018-11-12 20:25 bvt: << fixing/replacing the theme is on my todo list, however i still haven't fixed all the problems in wp-admin (png/jpg vs svg), so work on the theme will have to wait a bit.
billymg: diana_coman: i made a copy of the directory that came from pressing the genesis (keeping the original), made my changes, then diffed the two directories
billymg: well, first copied both to a/ b/ respectively
billymg: then vdiff'd
diana_coman: billymg, sounds good; when you say genesis I assume you mean ; correct?
billymg: bvt: thanks, good to know
billymg: diana_coman: correct
billymg: diana_coman: i loaded the necessary files into the patches/ .seals/ .wot directory structure and ran them through (exact steps here:
bvt: billymg: it seems that you should move directory mp-wp into directories a, b, not rename them.
billymg: aha
billymg: lemme try
bvt: i.e. in hanbot genesis, there is a/mp-wp/manifest, while in your vpatch a/manifest
billymg: good catch, that's probably it
billymg: ok, updated and it now presses but when i inspect the resulting directory the changes aren't there (it also came with an error i saw before on genesis, about a file's hash not matching expected -- i assumed this was because my is pre-keccak)
billymg: i'll do some more debugging, and also grab a newer, and see i can get it working
billymg: if i*
mircea_popescu: gotta use the keccak version anyway.
billymg: yeah, i've been dragging my feet on that (although the vpatch itself was created with a keccak vdiff tool). will update and report back
diana_coman: billymg, well, if the hash is not keccak, you can't exactly press it on top of a keccak patch; and moreover if the sig doesn't verify then it doesn't press it so how would the changes be there?
bvt: billymg: i assume pressed genesis, started checking hashes and errored out before applying next vpatch (with your changes).
billymg: diana_coman: my understanding was that as long as i created the vpatch with a keccak-compatible vdiff then the hashes would be consistent with genesis and it would be ok. this assumption came from me being able to press vtools and mp-wp with my current (grabbed from the link in the trb setup guide)
diana_coman: vtools uses sha iirc?
billymg: i pressed from the `vtools_ksum` patch
diana_coman: probably best look into it and figure out what you are using really
diana_coman: from what you say it would seem that you are actually using a keccak version but that doesn't fit with what you said earlier re checksums not matching
billymg: yeah, i think i'm using a keccak version vdiff for creating the patch, but attempting to press with a sha
billymg: sorry for the slow pace, i'm still learning a lot as i go
billymg: diana_coman: ah, ty
feedbot: << Bimbo.Club -- Philosophical Transactions. For the months of September and October, 1715 - Part III.
mircea_popescu: << in other not-really-news, phantomjs either died or something like that early this year.
asciilifeform: wtf was it ?
mircea_popescu: state of the art re de-javascriptifying afaik.
a111: Logged on 2018-10-25 19:10 asciilifeform: when you add compatibility spackle, serious reader is not saved from reading the thing you spackled over -- on the contrary nao he has to read the ~original~ rubbish ~plus~ your spackle, however much it weighs.
mircea_popescu: well, if you're going to replicate, you're going to use ~something~ to go from webshitsoup to plain html.
mircea_popescu: and if you don't replicate it, well...
asciilifeform: ( a 'js lib' dun 'dejavascriptify' any moar than 'qt' de-x11-ifies )
mircea_popescu: you have to, somehow, move from a to b.
asciilifeform: 1 possible move is instead from 'a' to 'c', i.e. to entirely new, sane stack, where e.g. sexprs instead of htmlolade and 'scheme' subset instead of jsolade.
mircea_popescu: you're not even parsing what i'm saying here.
asciilifeform: was speaking specifically of existing browserisms ? then sure.
mircea_popescu: are you aware that curl will not in point of fact produce copies of shitty imperial websites, because those shitty imperial websides use javascript to fuck with the dom ?
mircea_popescu: we have a hole in the process here, where bash existence is not === browser existence. phantomjs used to fill it, or at least mostly, or so i thought.
mircea_popescu: as things stand right now, though, there IS a hole.
asciilifeform: there were other 'headless browsers'; i've used 'selenium' in particular (~8 or so yrs ago), it worked (then)
asciilifeform: ( loox like i was wrong re what the subj of thread was; thought it was a js layer lib )
mircea_popescu: prime target for pantsuit shenanigans ; i expect a lot of going on. because otherwise, very much a problem of
a111: Logged on 2018-12-01 02:00 asciilifeform: by the time someone reverses, they change it, and force the idjit users to 'upgrade'
asciilifeform: verily, it's pestilentially universal in heathendom www
mircea_popescu: but it occurs to me we kinda HAVE TO maintain the browser===bash equivalency.
asciilifeform: 'load article + 50MB of ads via dynamic js'
asciilifeform: + rowhammer.js , lol, naturally..
mircea_popescu: subset of turing test, if you will. if there exists means to mechanically distinguish browsering luser from bashing republican, the world is broken.
asciilifeform: in asciilifeform's experience, gold standard for this is a cycle-accurate emul of luser-os , with kbd/mouse controlled by e.g. cl proggy.
asciilifeform used, successfully, for various spamtronics
asciilifeform: it is also what e.g. the pokerists, use.
asciilifeform: can haz whatever one likes in the emul, even , say, 'internet exploder' complete with bugola, etc
asciilifeform: the win from this pov is that you dun need the 100kg of liquishit of grasping/emulating js+browserbreakages+etc but only x86 (10kg of liquishit).
asciilifeform: you bring up the emulated box for each session, and tear it down after (ramdisk).
asciilifeform: somewhat surprisingly, mmap makes this less 'heavy' than appears at first glance.
asciilifeform used system roughly along these lines for auto-analysis of shitwares
asciilifeform: in shitwareology, it is absolutely vital that the instrument be minimally distinguishable from actual 'luser box'. (thinkaboutit.)
mircea_popescu: for crying out loud, a virtual machine running firefox just to do what lobbesbot does atm in case croaks ?!
asciilifeform ended up building an actual iron pc-like, with instrumented ram, faux disk, etc. this was described in ancient thread.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: paradoxically it is the simplest known pill.
mircea_popescu: yeah but kinda diff app
asciilifeform: actually very similar app.
mircea_popescu: dude, the archive russki fellow utterly doesn't do this.
asciilifeform: if he doesn't, he's theoretically open to, e.g. rowhammer.js .
asciilifeform: ( as well as various incompats. erry 10 or so links that asciilifeform feeds to 'archive', dun actually archive. not even via the '' and similar kludges. )
asciilifeform: btw i'm not aware that he published his complete mechanism. ( did he ? )
asciilifeform: afaik , it is indeed easier to write a reliable x86 emulator, and run shitfox & exploder , etc -- than to build a shitfox-and-exploder emulator. sad but troo.
asciilifeform: for all that intel tried, it was not able to stuff anywhere near the poundage of complexity-liquishit found in even old www browser, into x86 .
asciilifeform: i had emulators successfully running even winblowz 7, etc.
asciilifeform: imho a proper, adatronic x64 emulator, would be a handy thing.
asciilifeform doesn't have one yet, sadly
asciilifeform: what i had, was a lightly patched 'qemu' (removed all the 'acceleration' nonsense that wants to run as root and then gets you owned)
asciilifeform: that variant was far short of ideal -- iron on which one runs it still has to be considered disposable
asciilifeform: in other noose, finished ch14b writeup, will post after proofread.
feedbot: << Loper OS -- Finite Field Arithmetic. Chapter 14B: Barretts Modular Reduction. (Part 2 of 2.)
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu, diana_coman , et al ^
asciilifeform: !Q later tell phf plox to snarf ch. 14b into , ty !
lobbesbot: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
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