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mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906572 << this is true, and good point, most of the time tha tq pops up you're stuck on a reorg or somesuch. trad bitcoin is ~horrible~ re propagation, will not propagate for all sorta bs reasons.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-02 19:37 asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906563 << the 1 gotcha, is that if you (or peers) are wedged (genuinely wedged, on db grind; or peers wedged; or stuck on island in sea of prb; or... buncha documented , in log, cases ) then will get exactly 'where the fuck is my tx' errytime
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906576 << hey, turned tv on hre to see what's new (hreby patented http://trilema.com/2009/doua-curve/#selection-33.144-33.241 process) and was impressed on first pass, "whoa, check out da tedeschi, 1k+ channels hotel tv!!!"
a111: Logged on 2019-04-02 19:46 asciilifeform: iirc , last i looked, <0.1% of what answers on 8333 even remotely resembles actual node
mp_en_viaje: then one got out of the dozen-cloud of rtl-*, prosieben / etc and discovered past #50 or so it's mostly derpy sports / other specialist channels all 20-30 airing the same "genius" late night cable marketing (exact same, why the fuck do you need multiple channels for same bs ? cuz it's spam, true and proper), and then tons of arabic channels which either put out cheap cartoons (qatar) or else broken transmission or w/e, and then past #100 it turne
mp_en_viaje: d out they have... RADIO STATIONS.
mp_en_viaje: the thousand+ turned out to be the exact dozen-and-a-half i remember from the 80s, ie EXACTLY http://trilema.com/2017/fake-news-are-just-one-tail-of-the-failed-female-state/ problem.
mp_en_viaje: but at least i found out theresa may has meanwhile solved the problem -- she'll just ask for a new delay in front of some cheap looking, chinese-made union jacks and behind the derpiest drawing of the queen's crest i ever did see.
mp_en_viaje: the united kingdom looks more and more like a parody channel on chinese television, "the island of buran" or something.
mp_en_viaje: also, guiao or w/e dork in current ukraine is well and truly fucked, isn't he ? (meanwhile i saw some random comedian won 1st round for presidency in previous ukraine, imaginary usg.blue concoction both)
mp_en_viaje: anyway, to get back to the typographical discussion more substantially : there's an important difference between natural and synthetic language at work.
a111: Logged on 2018-12-19 17:09 mircea_popescu: natural language, however, ablates the trees for "convenience" so to speak, ie, uses commonly what's known in computing as sparse trees.
mp_en_viaje: specifically : in natural language, the word is the meaning unit, and it is remembered and parsed as such by the reader portion of the brain. thus http://btcbase.org/log/2016-12-21#1587276 ; but thus also "airy" characters are TERRIBLE : they suggest wordbreak (which is space) and fuck up the cache to the degree this can cost say 3x slowdown.
a111: Logged on 2016-12-21 18:32 mircea_popescu: because no, words don't "have meanings". your meanings for ANY WORD are a function of ALL THE OTHER WORDS YOU KNOW. which is why my definitions regularily blow out english dictionaries, wikipedia and other sources of "wisdom" out of the water - i know more words, and in this knowledge i know all the words i know ~better~. infinitely and irreproducibly so.
mp_en_viaje: meanwhile, in synthetic language, character is the meaning unit, and it is fucking important the function named lil allings with the word www. OR FUCKING ELSE, gott knows we have enough byte errors even without importing a whole new pile of idiocy capable of multiplying them 3x by variable-length that confuses the eye.
mp_en_viaje: so both modes are valid and important, no argument whatsoever of joining them. but i can not, physically, read the shit i read (and belive you me, i ~read~) in fixed point. i'd rather fucking hang.
mp_en_viaje: o look, i got the whole logday all too myself. wheee!!!
mp_en_viaje goes to drown trilema.com a little ; #trilema is well drowned for the time being.
mp_en_viaje: well... that's done, too!
mp_en_viaje: what a productive morning.
mp_en_viaje: i guess it's time for breakfast now.
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/zece-mii-de-kilometri-de-filme-or-ten-thousand-kilometers-worth-of-movies-either-way/ << Trilema -- Zece mii de kilometri de filme, or Ten Thousand Kilometers' worth of movies. Either way.
mp_en_viaje: oh by the way, ima be checking out the munchen bitcoin club thingee, https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/ item later today.
diana_coman: the tv channels discovery sounds precisely like my early 90's discovery where naive-me thought at first that channel with only X meant they never repeated the stuff.
diana_coman: ersten und originalen Stammtisch - at least it's at a biergarten I hope
mp_en_viaje: looks like it, but if not, i have a lowen thing spotted also.
spyked: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906563 , http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906572 <-- was thinking about the same, that txen should diffuse quickly; but then there I was waiting for >1hr at the 4th or so tx sent, and when I looked again it magically propagated *and* got confirmed. why this and none of the previous 3, no idea (one of them had higher tx fee, even)
a111: Logged on 2019-04-02 18:24 mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906547 << in principle sub-minute with "whatever" arrangement, sub-second achievable if you baby your network connections.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-02 19:37 asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906563 << the 1 gotcha, is that if you (or peers) are wedged (genuinely wedged, on db grind; or peers wedged; or stuck on island in sea of prb; or... buncha documented , in log, cases ) then will get exactly 'where the fuck is my tx' errytime
spyked: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906579 <-- ohey, cool!
a111: Logged on 2019-04-02 20:26 feedbot: http://blog.lobbesblog.com/2019/04/signature-for-spykeds-keccak-regrind-of-logbot_command_router_python_genesis/ << lobbesblog -- Signature for spyked's Keccak regrind of logb...esis
spyked: !Qlater tell trinque could pl0x look at deedbot deposits when you get the time? fyi, I started two !!deposit and only did the latter; can cancel the former, I'll redo it later if needed
lobbesbot: spyked: The operation succeeded.
spyked: upstack, re. tx propagation voodoo: the good part about this is that it got me into reading trb code and logs re bitcoin and trb. will be back to feedbotworks, but I'll say, this has been instructive
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906616 << this is a well-known effect ( most famously, possibly involved in how 'bitbet' burned down ) and i've personally observed it erry single time i sent coin in past coupla yrs . tx dun move until you send a conflicting tx . why the miners do this -- i still do not know
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 08:36 spyked: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906563 , http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-02#1906572 <-- was thinking about the same, that txen should diffuse quickly; but then there I was waiting for >1hr at the 4th or so tx sent, and when I looked again it magically propagated *and* got confirmed. why this and none of the previous 3, no idea (one of them had higher tx fee, even)
asciilifeform: it's riotously obnoxious and erry time i encounter it , cements in my head the 'mining is a bug'
asciilifeform: strangely enuff, larger fee (in asciilifeform's observations) dun seem to make any diff
asciilifeform: so far the closest thing i have to a hypothesis, is that the fattest chinese want you to issue a set of conflicting tx so the thinner ones end up with longer invalidated chains
asciilifeform: ( that, and/or they want moar churn, i.e. moar fee, when you gotta send N tx where previously 1 would have sufficed )
asciilifeform: i dun have the mempool observatory node working yet, so am currently unable to say whether this is widespread problem or asciilifeform simply 'got lucky' errytime
asciilifeform: i suspect -- the former
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906605 << i entirely agree that reading human text in typewriter chars is painful. gotta point out tho , that 'truetype' monstrosity is not justified thereby, it is possible to have horizontally-variable bitmap font (simply store the # of horiz. pixels as matrix , for 'kerning' space , and otherwise same )
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 04:15 mp_en_viaje: so both modes are valid and important, no argument whatsoever of joining them. but i can not, physically, read the shit i read (and belive you me, i ~read~) in fixed point. i'd rather fucking hang.
asciilifeform: iirc that's how the bolix people did it ( 2 fonts on the machine , 1 - typewriter, 1 - horiz. variable )
asciilifeform: imho the 'machine has 9000 fonts and each 1 is a gnarly proggy for turing-complete ball of 1m+loc c turd' is quite similar to the 'american shop where 9000 brands of toothpaste and each 1 fulla corn syrop' thing
asciilifeform bbl:tea
BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906599 << Indeed. Can't even get Maduro to arrest him. China's got their Army Liberation People on the ground and in uniform handing out aid.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 04:08 mp_en_viaje: also, guiao or w/e dork in current ukraine is well and truly fucked, isn't he ? (meanwhile i saw some random comedian won 1st round for presidency in previous ukraine, imaginary usg.blue concoction both)
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/04/english-judge-i-cannot-think-of-any-more-obviously-fundamental-human-right-than-the-right-of-a-man-to-have-sex-with-his-wife/ << Qntra -- English Judge: "I Cannot Think Of Any More Obviously Fundamental Human Right Than The Right Of A Man To Have Sex With His Wife"
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906628 << to expand on this: say you issued tx1 where input i and output o1. he sees it, it goes to back of queue, as uninteresting, he does not mine it himself, but does relay to competitors. but if you also issue a and tx2, where input i and output o2, o2 != o1 , ~then~ tx2 goes to front of his queue, as by mining it he can throw caltrop to the competing miners , invalidating their chain
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 14:58 asciilifeform: so far the closest thing i have to a hypothesis, is that the fattest chinese want you to issue a set of conflicting tx so the thinner ones end up with longer invalidated chains
asciilifeform: so tx2 gets mined ~immediately .
asciilifeform: * a tx2
asciilifeform: the 1 obv. hole in the hypothesis is that often enuff it is ~tx1~ that gets mined when tx2 is broadcase.
asciilifeform: *broadcast
asciilifeform: tho it is not necessarily evidence against it, could simply mean that 'fat miner' lost the race in that particular case to a runner-up
asciilifeform: elementary napkin gametheoretical arithm suggests that it is always +ev to mine a tx for which you know a conflicting one has been issued , vs. 1 for which you do not know of one , ~if~ you think you have better connectivity (i.e. more likely to be the 1st to see the split) than other miners ( and i suspect that each of'em thinks he has best connectivity, somehow )
asciilifeform: ... if indeed this is happening, it may also explain some of the churn liquishit that they pad blocks with -- if he cannot find a tx1-tx2 pair in the wild, then... why not generate himself.
asciilifeform: ( trivially, generating a tx 'to self' only costs you anyffin if ~someone else~ mines it )
BingoBoingo: I suspect a large portion of the junk nodes might simply not be relaying transactions.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: this is entirely separate q from the 'i sent tx1 and no one mines but then sent tx2 and bang'
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: unless , i suppose, you know of some prb variant that in fact preferentially relays 'double spends'
BingoBoingo: Well, if the USG has a fleet I don't know why they wouldn't prefer to propagate double spends
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: prb ~does~ iirc have a lulzy notion that it can somehow prefer 1 tx in an n-spend tuple ~in mempool~ as 'the real tx' (the protocol offers no such mechanism, of course, tx dun contain anyffin to tie it to e.g. leading block when-issued , only a promisetronic timestamp that can equal whatever the issuer wants)
asciilifeform: so conceivably this also in play
asciilifeform: http://www.loper-os.org/?p=165#selection-393.393-393.502 << oblig
asciilifeform: that being said, none of the prb's asciilifeform dissected to date, appeared to contain any mechanism that would preferentially propagate a tx in an n-spend set vs 'ordinary'
asciilifeform: therefore i suspect specifically the miners, for whom by a certain set of prior this idiocy appears +ev
asciilifeform: granted , it is impossible to say what exactly the 9000 garbage 'nodes' are running, it could be a published prb , or just about anyffin else entirely.
asciilifeform: for all i know, even mempool observatory would not necessarily tell you, there is 0 to stop a usg node from relaying one notional mempool to 1 peer and another to another, based on ???
asciilifeform: i'd be quite curious to hear what trinque says about all of this; i expect today he does the most on-chain work of anyone here
diana_coman: asciilifeform: from what I understood though, spyked said he could not see his transaction relayed even
asciilifeform: diana_coman: fwiw i virtually never saw any of mine on bci & similar heathen www, until mined
asciilifeform: at least in past coupla yr
asciilifeform: diana_coman: must admit, currently i have massive hole of mystery where 'how and where does trb tx propagage' oughta be. is why last autumn i sat down & wrote (most of) a fairly gnarly proggy to try & map out node zoology & mempool dynamics. but sadly on hold presently, not enuff hands
asciilifeform: guten abend , mp_en_viaje
mp_en_viaje: hai thar!
asciilifeform: *propagate
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906614 << actually, it was a morongarten.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 06:36 diana_coman: ersten und originalen Stammtisch - at least it's at a biergarten I hope
diana_coman: myeah, it could do with a whole lot less mystery
asciilifeform always pictured 'biergarten' as a kindergarten w/ beer
diana_coman: ahahha mp_en_viaje that was rather to be expected given the ersten und originalen und-only-talkin' www
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906623 << i fucking bet.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 08:43 spyked: upstack, re. tx propagation voodoo: the good part about this is that it got me into reading trb code and logs re bitcoin and trb. will be back to feedbotworks, but I'll say, this has been instructive
diana_coman: asciilifeform: well, munchen is bavaria is lederhosen
diana_coman: so it makes sense
mp_en_viaje: diana_coman, very fucking to be expected indeed. the problem is still, almost a decade later, that bitcoin "enthusiasm" is pretty much code for "we'll shock you with how inept we are".
asciilifeform pictures mp_en_viaje posting from the pub pictured in '17 moments of spring', complete with the oddball jukebox
diana_coman: that being said, I actually had a nice time at various biergartens fwiw - obv, with people "brought from home" as it were so I don't know it had much to do with the *garten itself
mp_en_viaje: in this particular case, they picked a place on fucking bavariaring. how shall i explain what this is... basically every real town has a spot of land kept fallow on purpose to do things like i dunno, let a passin circus pitch tents there, right ? or whatever other large but dirty activity like that, yes.
mp_en_viaje: in real civilised places, that community acre is more like a few sqmiles, and they are surrounded by road. in munchen, road is called bavariaring.
mp_en_viaje: ie, the circular connector to frankfurt is frankfurtring, and so this being also a ring but not really connecting to a town... they gave it god's name as it were.
asciilifeform: mp_en_viaje: in 'red' usa (virginia & south-er) they have these, it's where the people with carpets fulla 2ndhand guns set up coupla-x/yr
diana_coman: ahahah, centuristi!!
mp_en_viaje: somewhere on an off road from THIS place, they had thei meeting spot.
mp_en_viaje: and people working at #10 theresinhohe had NEVER HEARD of the public house supposedly located at #15.
mp_en_viaje: if i set out to find "mom's garage, seattle" i'd be in ~same position.
mp_en_viaje: diana_coman, exact centuristi.
mp_en_viaje: diana_coman, went then to boozy brunch at lowenbrau keller (big deal landmark here).
asciilifeform: diana_coman, spyked : at this pt , 5 yrs in, i'm satisfied that i understand how ~trb~ pushes tx; problem lies in the zoo of ??? 'nodes', what do ~they~ do with it.
mp_en_viaje: the food was ok, but the service kinda meh. i dunno, they have a problem here it seems with not hirin genough waiters.
diana_coman now admits she has purposefully kept away from Munchen for quite a few years now in order to not spoil earlier pleasant recollections of it...
mp_en_viaje: heh
asciilifeform brb:meat
mp_en_viaje: but anyway, what the fuck is wrong with picking the prestige coffee house of the town for your bitcoin meet ?
diana_coman: I suspect they ...don't have money to meet there ?
mp_en_viaje: oh, right, i tell you what! THERE IS NO SUCH THING!
mp_en_viaje: i marched the girls for ~4 hours through historic downtown, tryina find one. found none.
mp_en_viaje: got motorized, drove >100 mi to find one, going by list of historic big deal whatever in special printed, inch thick bookler.
mp_en_viaje: found none.
mp_en_viaje: fucktards here, their coffee houses, in the rare instances they have seating, have fucking wood benches and stools and shit.
diana_coman: uhm, wtf did they do with what they had ...more than 10 years ago though
mp_en_viaje: i have nfi how this works, i NEVER saw a car here with wooden bench inside and fuck you. they understand what chairs are, every bank, every god damned nothing-in-particular shop has proper chairs in there. they have furniture shops selling actual chairs.
mp_en_viaje: but in a coffeehouse it's apparently reglement verboten to have a chair with a back higher than your hips, or padded.
mp_en_viaje: fucktards.
mp_en_viaje: ended up going to hang out in my hotel lounge, in part precipitated by cabdriver declaring nec plus ultram in coffeehouse luxury the... lounge of another, cheaper hotel.
diana_coman: ahahaha
mp_en_viaje: which yes, being furnished from the hotel-magazine, as opposed to the apparent coffeehouse-verboenbuche, contains sane human seating.
mp_en_viaje: verbotenbuche*
diana_coman: tbf cafes for me -> Austria rather than Germany (which esp Bavaria -> biergarten -and that comes with annoying sitting, yes- what cafe)
mp_en_viaje: yeah, or berlin or prague etc.
mp_en_viaje: i'm not bemoaning my fate or anything, jus' sayin; for the records.
mp_en_viaje: but yes that was the explanatory theory we came up with, since they socialize over beer it then therefore follows they don't socialize over coffee and that's an end to it. could for the same money complain there's no teahouse with proper samovar in zanzibar.
diana_coman: pretty much, yes
mp_en_viaje: it's just fucking weird, to not do it AT ALL. i mean cosmopolitan literally means, "which includes alt-stream competence"
diana_coman: hm, bavarians are cosmopolitan now?
mp_en_viaje: i'm not saying they all have to participate or any insane shit like that. but if they can have 500 hypovereisbank offices, they could have ONE coffee house. for those incomprehensible weirdos who go there, what of it.
mp_en_viaje: diana_coman, well munchen whatever. i dunno, i guss maybe not.
diana_coman: being weirdos they are foreigners therefore hotel therefore -> lounge. :D
mp_en_viaje: evidently.
mp_en_viaje: very deutsch solutionvonproblem
mp_en_viaje: anyway, server girly was very interested from the margins of the going ons on the harem table.
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906632 << i have no confidence in tghe truetype/whatevr "standards", a lot of actual experience with both empire and alt-empire standards guts has cured me for three lifetimes.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 15:05 asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906605 << i entirely agree that reading human text in typewriter chars is painful. gotta point out tho , that 'truetype' monstrosity is not justified thereby, it is possible to have horizontally-variable bitmap font (simply store the # of horiz. pixels as matrix , for 'kerning' space , and otherwise same )
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906624 << because cemented in "standard practices" because it has to be because for political reasons had to pretend it was at some point because etcetera. ~same reason basketball players wear wifebeater-cut tops and soccer players wear t-shirt tops. could very well be backwards, but isn't because etcetera.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 14:54 asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906616 << this is a well-known effect ( most famously, possibly involved in how 'bitbet' burned down ) and i've personally observed it erry single time i sent coin in past coupla yrs . tx dun move until you send a conflicting tx . why the miners do this -- i still do not know
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906628 << think : if this worked you;d know because conflicting tx would be 9000% of the mempool, because chinese fatty dun need you for anything, casn produce conflicts by his self.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 14:58 asciilifeform: so far the closest thing i have to a hypothesis, is that the fattest chinese want you to issue a set of conflicting tx so the thinner ones end up with longer invalidated chains
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906637 << another shining success by usg.blue, those bright chaps whose disdain at http://btcbase.org/log/2014-05-04#659152 is so very withering, as it comes from such higi loci of intellectual superiority and cultural overwhelm.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 15:33 BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906599 << Indeed. Can't even get Maduro to arrest him. China's got their Army Liberation People on the ground and in uniform handing out aid.
a111: Logged on 2014-05-04 19:03 ozbot: White House Correspondents' Dinner 2014 -- Live Blog
mp_en_viaje: </end sarcasm>
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906640 << there is almost no case where mining n tx is better than mining n+1. some miners do multi-hashing, where they mine different blocks (generally, off-by-one tx blocks) on varios chunks of their farms (mostly because of naive chinese-like notions re chance), but this is not that.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 17:13 asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906628 << to expand on this: say you issued tx1 where input i and output o1. he sees it, it goes to back of queue, as uninteresting, he does not mine it himself, but does relay to competitors. but if you also issue a and tx2, where input i and output o2, o2 != o1 , ~then~ tx2 goes to front of his queue, as by mining it he can throw caltrop to the competing miners , invalidating their chain
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906661 << i do not believe so ; not in the sense he does not do a lot.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 17:39 asciilifeform: i'd be quite curious to hear what trinque says about all of this; i expect today he does the most on-chain work of anyone here
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906663 << i see ~daily. incl today, bchain.info had within second o frelay.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 19:23 asciilifeform: diana_coman: fwiw i virtually never saw any of mine on bci & similar heathen www, until mined
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906734 << notion wasn't that parellel-mine of n, but that 'feed old tx1 to peers, while mine new tx2 that conflicts so to hose'em'
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 20:20 mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906640 << there is almost no case where mining n tx is better than mining n+1. some miners do multi-hashing, where they mine different blocks (generally, off-by-one tx blocks) on varios chunks of their farms (mostly because of naive chinese-like notions re chance), but this is not that.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906728 << see downthread -- it is entirely possible that they ~are~ (and indeed 'dun need you, he can make own', was noted in thrd)
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 20:11 mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906628 << think : if this worked you;d know because conflicting tx would be 9000% of the mempool, because chinese fatty dun need you for anything, casn produce conflicts by his self.
asciilifeform: also gotta note, i did not posit that it 'works' (in the sense of 'they make bank'), only that 'they think it worx' ( a la spam )
asciilifeform: a good % of what those folx do, i suspect can only be explained via 'spam logic'
asciilifeform: ( if even that )
mp_en_viaje: it is very difficult to maintain mempool secrets from well conencted nodes.
asciilifeform: depends what means 'well connected'
mp_en_viaje: obv works on yokels, but ultimately extracting ~all tx of which any node ever talked t o another node is trivial.
mp_en_viaje: well this also.
asciilifeform: i.e. if you have moles in the closed miner wot nets -- then elementarily
asciilifeform: if not..
mp_en_viaje: yes well.
mp_en_viaje: there is tension in this question -- inasmuch as declaring your computer TWO computers arbitrarily, and then discussing the safety of the talk over this imaginary boundry is a purely abstract exerise.
mp_en_viaje: ie, what "well connected" means is limited by what "two" means.
asciilifeform: was aboutta add -- from pov of external observer (i.e. has no moles) a 'miner cartelnet' will simply look like 'miner with n public intakes'
mp_en_viaje: yup
mp_en_viaje: and you know, corp with three shareholders still corp anyway. and so on.
asciilifeform: the 'who lives at what ip' is entirely red herring, only the actual 'smoke from the fire' is at all informative, re heuristic 'who is miner' -- who seems to show up with new blox before others ? who takes shortest interval b/w getting a tx and it ends in a block ? etc
mp_en_viaje: yeah.
asciilifeform: even then, entirely possible for even modestly clever operator to insert artificial delays, to confuse the probe
mp_en_viaje: indeed.
mp_en_viaje: though the problem with C is that it dun survive derivation well,
asciilifeform: which c
mp_en_viaje: C. "i am safe from missile strike, my cellphone inserts rnd(0,C) error re position on each call"
asciilifeform: aa elementarily
mp_en_viaje: "are you stationary ?" "yes" "boom"
asciilifeform: ( recall the 'time padding' thrd ! )
mp_en_viaje: quite.
mp_en_viaje: you know, x^2 + C. that c.
mp_en_viaje: (i guess they don't use the same convention in us f, analysis)
asciilifeform: still remains the case that good % of what is typically thought of as the protocol, is actually promise ( i.e. it is trivial for a constructed noad to feed 'allcomers' 1 mempool, with stale shit, while he himself mines from entirely other set, that he dun relay to anyone , etc )
asciilifeform: mp_en_viaje: same convention. i was parsing 'c' as positional 'a, b, c'
mp_en_viaje: a a
mp_en_viaje: but yes. lotta what is protocol is promise. starting with "segwit" bs, i won't unearth the threads.
asciilifeform: that 1 , i dun even think about much, given trb dun suffer from it
asciilifeform: was speaking strictly of the trad protocol/promise cocktail
mp_en_viaje: but it's indicative of "state of barbarian isle"
asciilifeform: for all i know, the heathens have moved 100% to hearn's 'pay to ip via ssl' or similar horror
mp_en_viaje: and i don't mean JUST bitcoin. think of the problem in terms of http://btcbase.org/log/2019-03-31#1906304 : fetlife hires engineer to add "impossible to guess" parameters to its laughingstock of a codebase. mp is unincluded in the
a111: Logged on 2019-03-31 16:59 mircea_popescu: how else could ps code be had ?
mp_en_viaje: "impossible to guess" set, becayhse guess what, through repetition and measurement ANY parameter comes out.
mp_en_viaje: this obvious property of numbers & reality, properly baring anyone from passing out of math 101 until comprehended, nevertheless escapes all sorta ceo and other business strategists.
asciilifeform: given miners cannot 'eat entirely from own arse' and still eat tx from 'allcomer', it aint possible to maintain 'entirely logically isolated' seekrit-btc net vs 'allcomer net', verily
asciilifeform: so yes will leak
mp_en_viaje: ask any dood you feel like, see if he believes that "secret parameters" are a thing or not.
asciilifeform: grr forgot comma in above, hopefully still parses
mp_en_viaje: this goes quite deep in its import : the outlook of contemporary man is actually very deeply ANTIscientific.
mp_en_viaje: not merely un, but outright anti. firmly believes by necessary implication that science is not actually possible in any practical sense.
asciilifeform: mp_en_viaje: not only this, but the disease progresses , afaik, in direct proportion to how much exposure to programming
asciilifeform: ( hence wai http://btcbase.org/log/2019-03-12#1901576 )
a111: Logged on 2019-03-12 22:09 asciilifeform: i think aristotle actually had , sadly, correct notion, where doing some kinds of work actually makes you dumber
mp_en_viaje: or to women in theworkplace, or to earth science, or to "futurism", or to wikipedia, or to etcetera.
asciilifeform: it is the programmers, i suspect, and not even the earthfeminists, who are at the forefront of 'climbing back into the trees' in this sense
asciilifeform: !#s sussman
a111: 67 results for "sussman", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=sussman
mp_en_viaje: it is problem of chthonic culture, so yes it just re-infects itself. the disease of contemporaneity expellas furcam etc.
mp_en_viaje: asciilifeform, could well be. unlike the programmers, the incamother worshippers ~mean well~.
asciilifeform: the one where http://btcbase.org/log/2014-09-27#846760 .
a111: Logged on 2014-09-27 03:19 asciilifeform: 'You have to do basic science on your libraries to see how they work, trying out different inputs and seeing how the code reacts.'
asciilifeform: the programmers actually built themselves a parallel world where 'science dunwork' , and moved in.
asciilifeform: voluntarily. which is the mindboggler.
mp_en_viaje: (the fundamental difference between dumb cunt and dumb dicklet is that former wants "things to be good for everyone" whereas latter wants "her to have to")
asciilifeform: typical homo programmicus living today, i suspect, will live & die without ever encountering a 1980s-style sys where 'understand from first principles' even conceptually seems like a possibility
mp_en_viaje: seems entirely plausible.
asciilifeform: multi-mil loc. piles o'shit (and not even speaking of ~closes~ multi-mil loc, microshit etc.) go together with 'program via voodoo' like africa goes with dysentry
asciilifeform: *closed
mp_en_viaje: and i suspect they all rest on fundamental goanga whereby "but muh sikrit parameters"
mp_en_viaje: if you examine the matter with the tools of the psychologist, you might discover contemporary notion of ~personal identity~ in anglo world actually consists of little else.
asciilifeform: i dun even have sharp enuff drill to get a picture where they ~have~ a 'notion of personal identity'
asciilifeform: all i got is naggum's http://www.loper-os.org/?p=165#selection-507.293-507.989
mp_en_viaje: this, incidentally, is EXACTLY what patents and copyrights were supposed to solve, and were sold on the promise of solving : the moron 1700s "engineer" dropping his "signature secret sauce" in processes. so as to thereby exist.
mp_en_viaje: here we are in 2000, still with the exact same problem, just as unsolved.
Mocky: only now the signature secret sauce is yellow, ala: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-19#1826821
a111: Logged on 2018-06-19 16:35 asciilifeform: 'erryone hates it, all the lifts smell of piss. oh btw, where is the lift here, i gotta go'
asciilifeform: imho patents were a joke from day1, what with 'exam takers' immediately finessing the problem of 'reveal enuff to win if litigated, but not enuff to build clone'
mp_en_viaje: asciilifeform, yes, it failed on application, sure. but infinitely worse -- it even failed in principle!
mp_en_viaje: difference between "engine that could work if built, but can't be built until liquid plutonium available by the pondful" and "engine that is based on thermodynamic non-cycle".
mp_en_viaje: Mocky, how dja mean ?
asciilifeform: entirely so, fails in principle, like proggy that needs a 2 that also equals 1 sometimes
mp_en_viaje: asciilifeform, isn't that quite the mental image btw ? a plutonium lake.
asciilifeform brb:tea
Mocky: mp_en_viaje: programmers notional personal identity seems to sum to pissing code into github
mp_en_viaje: ah lol
mp_en_viaje: my point was that the contemporary notion of personal identity is actually predicated on a supposed set of secret parameters, something much akin to having it predicated on spherical cubes, or alf's 2's that are also somtimes 1s.
mp_en_viaje: there can't be, you see, such a thing as a secret parameter. and this applies equally well to the "bombing stationary object" problem touched above, and to the "i will make website ban so and so after so and so" anti-mp historical fetlifish computer "engineering", and to the romcom notion of "deeply personal experience" and so following.
mp_en_viaje: the "secret mempool", the "claiming saddam has things he doesn't will forward our goals", it's an endless list. remarkably enough, it's a COMPLETE list of contemporary thought.
mp_en_viaje: ie, just did above what flaubert died trying : produced exhaustive catalog of contemporary stupidity. go me!
Mocky: but how do the secret parameters apply to personal identity?
mp_en_viaje: Mocky, let's work it this way : give me an example of secret parameter.
Mocky: well example of something that can't exist?
mp_en_viaje: i say it can't exist, you wish to see why not. i'm allowed to ask for it no ?
Mocky: ok, a tx characteristic upon which a miner decides not to mine said tx
mp_en_viaje: cool. now, what's your definition of "parameter" ?
Mocky: well there's an entity or process that exists that can be parameterized, and so some attribute or input that process
mp_en_viaje: this is admirably circular. but let's let it lay as it fell for now, and instead look from the other end : give me an example of something some chick would regard as permitting you to distinguish her from any other.
Mocky: proficiency at shining my boots
mp_en_viaje: that'll pass. now, i propose to you that this is a parameter in the first place, in that it consists of a matter of degrees, however combined. it's entirely quantitative, there's no qualitative portion to it. and it is secret, because her belief is that another wouldn't know which valus the parameter takes, nothing else.
mp_en_viaje: this pass from your side ?
Mocky: ok, yes
mp_en_viaje: now permti me to extend your model.
mp_en_viaje: so today, i took elevator in neue rathaus (it's a thing in munchen, irrelevant specifically). this involved paying a fee. the man i paid it to made change from 52 for 12 by handing me a 20 euro and a 100 euro bill.
mp_en_viaje: i said i don't think so, and held them out for his inspection. he thanked me for my kindnss, i explained it's not so much kindness as duty, and we parted amicably.
mp_en_viaje: there is a ~reason~ that google's (and, by proxy, senior brin's son's son's) genius notion of "intelligence" is ~VERY LARGE~ (if sparse) matrix of values while usg.polizeistaat's notion of "knowledge" is... ~very large~ (if sparse) matris of values (describing eg phone metadata) WHILE AT THE SAME TIME all the people involved, in either of those, and all the people the yever know or will know, firmly believe that ~my true personality~ is not in f
mp_en_viaje: act that little story i described (because "anyone could have done that") but rather the incidental ~exact number~ representin my height, or the ~exact numeric value~ of what i said in private sometime, or (as per anglo-bank logic) the string that's my mother's maiden name
mp_en_viaje: yet "those things anyone could do" are the only possible meaningful personality, specifically in that most ... do not fucking do them.
mp_en_viaje: whereas "those things no one could know" are in fact so much wind chasing, because... well duh, ~of course they could~. self-evidently they could, how the fuck not.
mp_en_viaje: the driver of the error is the desire of having a ~unique~ personality. it is not deemed sufficient, by contemporary man, to merely have the same personality as the entire tableau of orthodox saints. there's too many of those, see. gotta be unique. as it can't be unique and meaningful at te same time (think, can it ?)... all that's left is the getting-drunk-on-tapwater "secret parameters".
Mocky: I see what you mean by the driver of the error, but I don't see how height, numeric value etc. have to do with personality.
Mocky: I've got to step out for a bit now
mp_en_viaje: only in that they are what the contemporaneous man believe it to be. but yes, we shall continue later.
mp_en_viaje: feel free to resuscitate it by giving me example of notion of personality that's not homomorphism of height.
mp_en_viaje: or w/e, fingerprints, whole list of these. bootshining.
BingoBoingo: <mp_en_viaje> the driver of the error is the desire of having a ~unique~ personality. it is not deemed sufficient, by contemporary man, to merely have the same personality as the entire tableau of orthodox saints. there's too many of those, see. gotta be unique. as it can't be unique and meaningful at te same time (think, can it ?)... all that's left is the getting-drunk-on-tapwater "secret parameters". << On the USG side also likely
BingoBoingo: driven by how easy it is for them to collect heights and other metrics at scale.
asciilifeform: 'unique personalities' i'ma leave to the gods. for man imho suffices to find coupla unique primes...
asciilifeform: mp_en_viaje: re 'parameters', witness typical life cycle of ameritard. schoolboy -- glues rubbish to his knapsack, so to 'unique' . then inherits car, glues rubbish to bumper of car. then pupates and indentures into 'buying' house, glues rubbish to house. etc
asciilifeform: not esp. diff. from certain birds which pick up 'unique' combo of rubbish to glue into nest.
asciilifeform: the bird, tho, arguably comes closer to 'generating pubkey', at least he aint carefully trying to make his rubbish look entirely same as neighbour's
asciilifeform: this sorta thing is why sergeant beats soldier/sailor for wearing his cap sideways or whatever other idjit attempts to 'unique'
asciilifeform: in jp, schoolboys wear uniform, moar or less same one asciilifeform wore in orcistan. and there they try to 'unique' by gluing socks so they stick up instead of rolling. and they beat'em for it, as is proper.
asciilifeform: if among'em 1 has 'enuff unique', he will not need to glue socks, but instead drive 4 feet of cock into teacher, a la mp_en_viaje , etc
asciilifeform: the disease sequelae of 'illusion of unique' i'ma not replay, mp_en_viaje covered subj to death
asciilifeform: fwiw i do find it interesting that when you offer to heathen 'cheap unique' -- to bake a pubkey -- or even to post under the fucking name his progenitors gave him -- typical specimen runs screaming
asciilifeform: the deadsouls, i suspect, know what they are, and dun particularly relish having mirror held up to their snouts
asciilifeform: https://archive.is/3BzWj << oblig oldlit.
asciilifeform: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/jbnUc/?raw=true << asciilifeform's attempt at loose transl.
asciilifeform bbl, doin' entirely not-unique things
trinque: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-04-03#1906621 << no need to redo. you can fire off as many of those as you like.
a111: Logged on 2019-04-03 08:41 spyked: !Qlater tell trinque could pl0x look at deedbot deposits when you get the time? fyi, I started two !!deposit and only did the latter; can cancel the former, I'll redo it later if needed
lobbesbot: trinque: Sent 16 hours and 22 minutes ago: <spyked> could pl0x look at deedbot deposits when you get the time? fyi, I started two !!deposit and only did the latter; can cancel the former, I'll redo it later if needed
mod6: Good Evening TMSR~ : Here's The Bitcoin Foundation's State of Bitcoin Address for March http://therealbitcoin.org/ml/btc-dev/2019-April/000327.html
mp_en_viaje: in other keks, it's fucking hysterical just how disruptive danielpbarron actually is.
mp_en_viaje: http://archive.is/aQ3mE#selection-489.2-489.112 aka "our '''philosophy of religion''' is in fact a church (so as to avoid '''biases''' such as for instance it being a church. therefore, please quote only from our bible."
mp_en_viaje: romanian word is "adiata", as in "si-or facut adiata". from greek "dieta", final dispositions.
mp_en_viaje: in alf's terms, isn't even need of mp personally to hold mirror before snouts, mirror works by itself whoever holds it.
mp_en_viaje: danielpbarron, why is your selection broken anyway ?

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