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trinque: they have python ones that don't need any such prosthetic
asciilifeform: trinque: potentially could use my wartime bot, but it doesn't do asynchronous sends
asciilifeform: ( when set out to write it, asciilifeform looked at coupla dozen published heathen bots, but threw'em all out, the smallest were still 1000+ ln for no detectable reason )
asciilifeform: decided in the end that it is easier to pour a cup of tea an' write one from 0, than to wade through the rubbishes
asciilifeform: ( if anyone wants to put async-sends in mine, the natural place to do so is imho where recv() times out, pop (nonblockingly) string from a queue and speak() . )
asciilifeform: ^ that way dun need any locking, no async speed will ever take place during a 'pong' or a synchronous reply to command.
asciilifeform: *speech
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930209 << it's likely this is because they got re-encoded on his end ; it's also the case nobody gives a shit.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 20:45:51 asciilifeform: hrm, correctly but with exception of certain spam lol
mircea_popescu: http://logs.minigame.biz/2018-09-22.log.html << maybe not, his logger shows most of them.
mircea_popescu: whatevers.
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930218 << nah. notice how these didn't exist on trilema except when specifically quoted. i let it go in eulora intentionally.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 20:51:35 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu, lobbes , et al : prolly could easily purge ~100% of spam, simply by detecting these. lemme know if you want.
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930229 << you ever saw a ratchet work ?
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:38:59 trinque: more broadly, the question isn't so much what I could do with whatever IRC bot, it's what the hell should motivate me to sink more time into shit caked atop the thing I wish to see end.
mircea_popescu: it's this device that transforms inca (circular motion) into republic (linear motion) by the principle of only permitting rotary motion in one direction, thereby using the inca mass against itself.
mircea_popescu: so long as we don't exceed it by mass, it'll be the correct approach.
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930228 << this is definitely a good q. /me goes to see on thetarpit.org, when's publishing scheduled.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:29:11 trinque: or alternatively, where's my patch spyked ?
mircea_popescu: spyked, you know, it occurs to me your workplan is fundamentally weak in that it includes no "will genesis material / publish patches". am i guessing right in that the next edition, seeing how week 35 is just about the corner, will include prior plan performance review and that ?
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930232 << but why duck ?!
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:48:34 trinque: the thing's literally built atop tcp which supposedly has "connections" and it wants this ping/pong mechanism atop. ask me how many more hours of my life I wish to dedicate to this duck cunt that just wants a bit more.
spyked: mircea_popescu, why should the output of weekly work be necessarily genesis? for now, it's a review of coad; the review will be followed by a genesis, as stated.
mircea_popescu: not necessarily. but you're running eg feedbot, you make improvements to it, nobody gets to see.
mircea_popescu: this strikes you as desirable ?
spyked: well, I made the last and only mod to it since http://thetarpit.org/posts/y05/08c-feedbot-iii.html yesterday; I am going to add it to the queue as it comes, right now I'm sticking to the current plan.
mircea_popescu: yes, that wasn't in discussion. but the current plan takes you to week 35, after which comes week 36 and a new plan ?
spyked: mircea_popescu, yes.
spyked: there is a longer term plan that I have at http://thetarpit.org/posts/y05/090-tmsr-work-ii.html , but experience shows that usually changes.
mircea_popescu: and it'll include feedbot genesis / patches ?
spyked: e.g. right now the plan for september is to get thetarpit comments and new logger.
mircea_popescu: so is the idea feedbot gets abandoned a la lobbes' orig bot ?
spyked: mircea_popescu, no. feedbot is patched upon ircbot, not genesized (as per earlier log discussion), i.e. http://thetarpit.org/posts/y05/08a-feedbot-i.html ; http://thetarpit.org/posts/y05/08b-feedbot-ii.html ; http://thetarpit.org/posts/y05/08c-feedbot-iii.html ; this was planned to be the complete code, but sure, I'm testing the changes that I made and will publish a patch for it.
spyked: just didn't get to report in this month's report, because it happened yesterday.
mircea_popescu: look, it's no great mystery i don't think, but in any case, here's what i do : i read the log, line by line, in order. currently i'm processing line http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930228
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:29:11 trinque: or alternatively, where's my patch spyked ?
mircea_popescu: now help me out here. is the answer "late aug/early sept i will publish my sept workplan which'll include a date at which i intend to publish the answer to that q" ?
spyked: mircea_popescu, yes, sorry for the confusion. the plan is to: post hunchentoot ep. 6 today, as per plan; and as september begins, post the plan for next month, which should include all the new things I'm working on (code, reviews of code, whatever arises in the meanwhile)
mircea_popescu: including an answer for trinque, as to, where's his patch. aite.
mircea_popescu: oh yes, and some kind of evaluation of the prev plan.
spyked: mircea_popescu, tbh I find that to be a particularly cheeky question, since I asked him the same on more than one occasion and was greeted with silence.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-07-25 03:30:20 spyked: trinque, could you pl0x share the ircbot auto-reconnect code that you're testing? I wanna give it a spin myself and give some time to ironing out whatever problems I might find.
mircea_popescu: spyked, so why not tell him that lol.
spyked: re. evaluation, troo
spyked: mircea_popescu, I was processing logz myself at this very moment, lol :D
mircea_popescu: a a. aite.
mircea_popescu: i'm guessing i'll get to it later lol.
spyked: but decided to answer your q first I was here and prolly keeping you waiting would be frustrating
spyked: *since I was here
mircea_popescu: why tyvm.
mircea_popescu: moving on through the list of slightly dissociated questions : http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930234 << iirc he was declaring self outpatient by aug 9th ; but yes persona non grata here, as per
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:51:18 trinque: bringing things in closer, apparently phf's in the hospital or something, and is thus persona non grata?
mircea_popescu: "Needless to say, I am unamused ; and, to answer the original inquiry in firmer terms containing no ifs or buts : no, I personally have no further interest in hearing what phf may have to say on any topic. The time for "ok then, I will get my logger to spec by X date and hope to have my blog up by Y date" came and went, sometime yesterday.
mircea_popescu: The time to whine about "what it all means" etcetera is henceforth, 'till forever."
mircea_popescu: i don't intend to negrate him, as things stand, so you're more than welcome to explore wonderful world detailed in the further paragraphs of that comment.
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930233 << i dun really get what this is about, but anyways.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:49:13 trinque: fuck me, drop the pretense and get on facebook messenger or w/e the kids use and be done with it
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930241 << rather's the case, dude watched so much seinfeld he's so very firmly committed to non-committal he'll very happily die of it just to make a point "to the world". whatevers.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 22:40:51 asciilifeform: trinque: from the (very fragmentary) clues , seems to me that fella was demoralized somehow, for long time ( and possibly into bottle, tho tbf nothing specifically pointed to bottle )
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930246 << and if you're going to stick it into cunt, what point has penis ? wtf q is this.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 23:59:49 trinque: if I'm going to bolt znc to it, what point has a lisp bot?
mircea_popescu: the sticking is the very point.
mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930247 << actually, they do.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 00:00:09 trinque: they have python ones that don't need any such prosthetic
mircea_popescu: spyked, i'm starting to suspect, incidentally, that no cheekiness is involved, he simply never saw either instance, does something like two hours/week keeping track of things, and if that week has 25 hours' worth of logs and developments, well, gets 8%. hey trinque, are you current with the logs ? how descriptive is that model /
spyked: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930226 <-- to be clear, discussion was re. rss bot, which is built atop trinque's bot. I made the mistake of having a long-running operation on the main bot thread, which is the same thread that handles pongs and does lag tracking. imho the fault was 100% in the feedbot coad, but if deedbot
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:25:26 trinque: wtf lol, how would the bot spend a lot of time in the notification mechanism?
spyked: also runs on ircbot, it *could* conceivably suffer from the same issue.
spyked: mircea_popescu, that might be. also, my verbose style of writing reports dun help any
mircea_popescu: yes, but the idea is that "let whoever signed the genesis evaluate your patches, rather than do it for them through the venue of keeping them phf'd"
spyked: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930228 <-- until I get proper patches published, here's an idea: 1. abolish "ping-thread" from ircbot; 2. instead, set up a ping handler for the bot, and have it respond with pong; this has the disadvantage that there's no more lag tracking, but it's simpler. proof-of-concept patch: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/LohMF/?raw=true
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:29:11 trinque: or alternatively, where's my patch spyked ?
spyked: I'm still testing this in #spyked, it seems to be working so far, e.g. >1wk uptime for test-spykedbot: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/spyked/2019-08-23#1000120
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-16 13:36:19 spyked: ^ ftr, this is an instance of ircbot sans the "pinger" thread and handling pings coming from the server. seems to be working fine (tho, in all fairness, so does feedbot for now)
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 04:39:08 spykedbot: Up for 7d 21h 39m 14s
mircea_popescu: the fundamental problem wiht ideas is that they're not patches.
spyked: mircea_popescu, I completely agree. fwiw, I can genesis hunchentoot next thing if somebody asks for it. but would rather have the thing reviewed first, a propos of: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930229 . IMHO gotta document it, so that I don't make the same mistakes when I attempt a sane http replacement
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 21:38:59 trinque: more broadly, the question isn't so much what I could do with whatever IRC bot, it's what the hell should motivate me to sink more time into shit caked atop the thing I wish to see end.
mircea_popescu: why first ? think you about it, how is the review supposed to work ?
mircea_popescu: somebody decides to spend some time towards reviewing. what do they do next ?
spyked: mircea_popescu, as I understand the meaning of signature is "I understand how this thing works". if I sign it before reviewing it, there's nothing to show re. my understanding. am I getting this wrong?
mircea_popescu: this understanding is current as of cca 2016. meanwhile we agreed that because a) it is preferrable to work with republican rather than imperial items and to prevent more imperial seepage than needed ; and because b) there's no limit to signature count as per long standing observations and discussions (with a very early asciilifeform cca 2013 maybe) then therefore the correct approach is to sign things early, to get them i
mircea_popescu: nto v infrastructure, and to use non-main keys for this.
mircea_popescu: make yourself a spyked-genesises-stolen-crap sig, use that.
spyked: aite, I'll do that
mircea_popescu: win.
spyked: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930246 <-- sooner or later /me is going to dive into sbcl, where he expects to find much of the rot that plagues e.g. python. so wut diff does it make?
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 23:59:49 trinque: if I'm going to bolt znc to it, what point has a lisp bot?
spyked: upstack re erlang: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930095 <-- imho doesn't sound bad at all, given that e.g. feedbot threads communicate exactly through this type of message queue. meanwhile, I notice that there's a "lisp-flavoured erlang" dialect on teh interwebz, but no idea if worth looking into it
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 12:19:27 asciilifeform: imho would be 9000x better to simply steal the technique and port to e.g. cmucl .
spyked: bbl, teh cotton fields calling
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in archeological lulz, http://ossasepia.com/2011/07/31/sonet-ultramodern/
mircea_popescu: hey diana_coman where's that article about google!
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: what article about google?
mircea_popescu: where you were ranting about how it sucks, doesn't even give 5 of its claimed 5bn results, what reason could anyone have to believe the count
diana_coman: I don't even remember myself ranting on it, huh
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in further archeology, quid quodcumque faciemus, nomina nuda tenemus. trilema dixit!
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, srlsy ? the core of the argument was that google lists a supposed number of results, in the bns, but it never disgorges any significant count
diana_coman: hm, I *do* remember the idea but not having properly ranted on it (granted, I tend to forget it if I have a good rant over it, lol)
mircea_popescu: lol. kinda the purpose of a good rand
diana_coman: aha; but atm at least I can't seem to find it either, sadly
mircea_popescu: btw, don't you find the titles-only style for archives / categories better ?
mircea_popescu: takes for fucking ever to scroll through otherwose
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: I do; and a few other bits that are on the list to change but on which I kept thinking "there will be a mp-wp theme" and then can tweak; hm, who was it, billymg ?
diana_coman: tbh with categories also I start wondering if it's working at all or in fact it's still tags more useful anyway, without the pretense of neat and strict classification
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, yeah i think he's working on it.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, so what, autgen the tags ?
mircea_popescu: i confess among the papers on my desk there's some various aproaches at word-distance and otherwise auto-tagging
mircea_popescu: ~clear to me too that categories aren't worth while.
diana_coman: the exact approach/algo is the iffy bit re tags but probably won't be able to just come up with it directly working great
mircea_popescu: on one hand, something simple like "tag each article with the 12 most frequently occuring live words over 3 characters long ; keep a central list of "dead" words that occur in more than x% of articles, re-tag all articles tagged with one of the words there"
mircea_popescu: on the other hand, something complex, involving linkage and actual attempts at "ai" sesne-making... well
mircea_popescu: imo a correct tagging mechanism is the one item missing from http://trilema.com/2019/what-is-a-blog-complete-spec-inside/
diana_coman: I would start with something rather simple indeed; and review it, initially it's really a sort of learning wtf in there because I have no idea atm how useful the tags produced would be
diana_coman: possibly linked words for instance are more important
mircea_popescu: another approach is to just generate the list of most common words on trilema, pick the best ones, and tag with them all the articles that contain them
mircea_popescu: this augments the ai with human mind, but then again also limits it -- you won't find what you didn't put in.
mircea_popescu: eg the trilema article i quoted above : i had fully forgotten about. not in the sense that i don't recognize it when i see it, i do, but in the sense that when i penned http://trilema.com/2019/black-or-white-the-day-of-saturday/ which needed it, i did recall to put it in. i've meanwhile corrected this and added the link, but i am certain there's THOUSANDS of such "actually mp, the item you'd link here is this" "oh shit you
mircea_popescu: 're right"
mircea_popescu: and needless to say, this bothers me immensely.
spyked: mircea_popescu, was that http://ossasepia.com/2010/02/21/google-te-prosteste-nu-iti-ofera-doar-mai-multe-oportunitati-sa-o-faci-singur/ ?
mircea_popescu: nah was recent and in english
mircea_popescu: however you turn this matter around, yes categories make no sense, if you wanted super-titles you'd do chapters. and tags ONLY make sense as the converse to search terms, "here's the words you might wish to search trilema for"
mircea_popescu: search words are "i know the searcher but not the material, here's soem clues' whereas tags are "i know the material but not the seacher, here's some clues"
mircea_popescu: i dun really see any other workable approach.
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: I agree re categories and tags; fwiw I also think that tags should reflect the material as it was put in; basically if one wants to categorize content differently, then they can make their own manual/automated/mixed/whatever tagger and apply it, providing their own view of the content
mircea_popescu: imo tags have to evolve with the blog
diana_coman: they do, as they reflect the material put in; but I don't see a problem with a third person deciding to categorize trilema with whatever tags they think greatest and provide the resulting tags + links as their view of it, what
mircea_popescu: that's why nobody has a working system : 1. any meaningful interpretation of "categories" reduces to "tags", so even though implementations give "the choice" it is a dud choice ; and 2. any meaningful implementation of tags requires they change with the blog, whereas every implementation presumes to enter them at the time of publishing (which coincidentally but harmfully overlaps with the "don't alter history" imperative)
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, i mean, that by your writing article 19, the tags of article 2 change
diana_coman: yes but I don't see the problem with that
diana_coman: by writing that article I add to the knowledge my blog reflects i.e. to my public knowledge if you prefer
mircea_popescu: well, there's no system that currently does this, recalculates the whole cloud tag and each article's tags on each new article published
diana_coman: and yes, tags change as knowledge accumulates
diana_coman: may change; not like *always* change
mircea_popescu: yes, may.
mircea_popescu: basically, each article's tags' lease on life is "until another article is published".
mircea_popescu: can be extended a thousand times, and then broken.
diana_coman: yes; and ofc there isn't any such thing or we'd have used it, no?
mircea_popescu: yup.
mircea_popescu: i suppose nobody wrote enough since the dawn of the digital age for this need to appear and be conceptualized
mircea_popescu: in any case -- the part where categories are useless, tags are where it's at, and they must be recalc'd every article publish is clear. the part where HOW to calculate them in the first place, that's unclear.
diana_coman: exactly
mircea_popescu: and yes, we'll prolly have to hack soemthing togethet to find this out
mircea_popescu: but personally, i'm waiting for billymg to emerge, out of his current work. if nothing's clear by then, we can hack. but before, no real benefit, all downsides.
diana_coman: arguably there are all those projects (like perseus even, perhaps?) where they worked precisely on "lots of digital content how to make it digitally-useful" but I am not aware of something that translates directly
mircea_popescu: because it's dead letter
mircea_popescu: nobody's gonna write more platon.
diana_coman: true; though it does get added gradually anyway and they don't really expect to know upfront *everything* that will be added
mircea_popescu: no, they expected.
mircea_popescu: illogical, granted, but to me the expectation's obviouis
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: come to think of it, the "cloud of tags" is the closest thing to the above in that it changes indeed as content is added; I don't recall if it provides direct link to articles but at least it reflects the content as is
diana_coman: or hm, it relies on frequent tags rather than words so not quite reflecting the content
mircea_popescu: yea, they're stumbling in the direction, blindly.
mircea_popescu: ahh, feedbot conveniently pointed to me diana_coman 's comment. this thing is so fucking useful, making me look like a cyborg
diana_coman: feedbot is extremely useful to track all the comments + posts, basically I switched all to it and it's working great so far; there was the deluge of the after-break stuff coming in today but it's not a big issue (and it didn't choke on it either so all good)
mircea_popescu: yup
diana_coman: lobbes: your blog ate my link!
diana_coman: do you still have the bug re html in comments perhaps?
diana_coman: !!v F2DEE7F91D9B50B3B50840199C8C868221CD7FA849EAA36919C79EB2611F3CB3
deedbot: diana_coman paid BingoBoingo invoice 3
BingoBoingo: diana_coman: ty
billymg: re: blog work, i'm about to head out for the weekend, back early next week. i'll be able to bang out some more test coverage based on mircea_popescu's spec on the trip and put together a status/roadmap post when i get back
mircea_popescu: cool
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930335 << this find is so monumentally terrible, that it is worth preserving in amber. ( and not on acct of the shithub, roundedcornerism, and misc. redditisms, but strictly from pov of the proggy per se . ) behold :
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 05:56:34 spyked: upstack re erlang: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930095 <-- imho doesn't sound bad at all, given that e.g. feedbot threads communicate exactly through this type of message queue. meanwhile, I notice that there's a "lisp-flavoured erlang" dialect on teh interwebz, but no idea if worth looking into it
asciilifeform: ... their coad example. observe how yes they added paren, but... with various infixisms somehow still preserved and freely intermixed ?!!
asciilifeform: or for that matter , the function calls. e.g. #'start-ring/2 . dafuq, if it's a sexpr, it ~knows already~ that it needs the 'start-ring' that eats 2 args , not 1, not 3, not 17
asciilifeform: spyked: the tricky bit re 'steal the ultralight threads' is that in order for it to work, you more or less have to have same degree of 'fascism' as in actual erlang, i.e. can't have shared memory, easily-mutable variables, all the other knobs that make 'earthling' threads 'heavy'
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 12:19:27 asciilifeform: imho would be 9000x better to simply steal the technique and port to e.g. cmucl .
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930260 << funnily enuff, not long before reading these words, asciilifeform was using an actual, physical ratchet... which... broke. and nao turns 2ways.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 04:49:37 mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930229 << you ever saw a ratchet work ?
asciilifeform: ( chinesium!11 )
mircea_popescu: heh
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930302 << i got distinct impression that trinque is ripping own hair out from grrr re bugs in the (quite gnarly, i think was written in n00b yrs) cl bot
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 05:20:54 mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930233 << i dun really get what this is about, but anyways.
mircea_popescu: wouldn't that read "motherfucker, i have no fucking idea what the fuck i wrote in here, was i drunk or what, it's illisible!"
asciilifeform: ftr asciilifeform walked into the 'go make bot' thing also suffering under the notion that bot is titanic problem that takes year of work . but imho this aint so.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i think trinque & ben also walked in with this, given as they used a heathen 'cl-irc' lib for some reason (thinking, i suspect, 'irc, grrr, gnarly to implement' )
mircea_popescu: possibru
asciilifeform: nao they're stuck with http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2018-10-25#1866191
snsabot: Logged on 2018-10-25 15:10:38 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.
asciilifeform: the only cure, folx -- rewrite!
mircea_popescu: i dunno man, just sitting here readin' dem logs.
asciilifeform: also reading, but slower
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930317 << this is The Right Thing (it dun need 'latency measurer' or any of that!) but only ~half~ . rip out the cl-irc thing.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 05:37:59 spyked: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930228 <-- until I get proper patches published, here's an idea: 1. abolish "ping-thread" from ircbot; 2. instead, set up a ping handler for the bot, and have it respond with pong; this has the disadvantage that there's no more lag tracking, but it's simpler. proof-of-concept patch: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/LohMF/?raw=true
asciilifeform: spyked: mine is <400ln , incl. all postgresisms. and doesn't use 'irc lib', notice.
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930301 << entirely possible that fella comes back to life and walks in with genesis of bot, vpatch viewer, cleaned-up vdiffism, etc. and i'ma be pleasantly surprised. but would not bet money or hold breath to wait for it.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 05:19:48 mircea_popescu: i don't intend to negrate him, as things stand, so you're more than welcome to explore wonderful world detailed in the further paragraphs of that comment.
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930405 << his comment box eats less-than/greater-than signs as 'unclosed htm tags'. which i also observed on mircea_popescu's www, i think it is ancient wp bug (of the 'no one wants to fix' sort, it'd require a 2-pass parser)
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 10:25:30 diana_coman: do you still have the bug re html in comments perhaps?
mircea_popescu: i dunno that it's a bug, just don't leave < floating around.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile, some installs incorectly config'd (ancient ?) eat a tags
mircea_popescu: im not re-debugging this, spent a day year-or-so ago on it, i expect the resuklts to be in the mp-wp tree!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: imho then comment box oughta have a notation e.g. 'dun fughet to &lt &gt' etc
mircea_popescu: why ?
asciilifeform: cuz apparently errybody fughets.
asciilifeform: why does room where oxygen kept have 'no smoking' sign.
mircea_popescu: yes well, i just looked at this room, it dun have a "breathe" sign
asciilifeform: lol
asciilifeform: if were writing a new blogotron, would have the comment box eat same syntax as here, with the square brackets. who the hell needs raw htm in comments other than for linkage.
asciilifeform: even the ~reddit~ people got this right, iirc. in '07, no less.
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/thelastpsychiatristcom-breast-implants-and-suicide-adnotated/ << Trilema -- thel....com - Breast Implants and Suicide. Adnotated.
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/thelastpsychiatristcom-british-medical-journal-sends-its-scienticians-to-the-internet-adnotated/ << Trilema -- thel....com - British Medical Journal Sends Its Scienticians To The Internet. Adnotated.
diana_coman: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930437 - no, it was a proper link, proper html; hence the bug re version of php, solved by danielpbarron and in hanbot's vpatch etc.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 12:21:25 asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930405 << his comment box eats less-than/greater-than signs as 'unclosed htm tags'. which i also observed on mircea_popescu's www, i think it is ancient wp bug (of the 'no one wants to fix' sort, it'd require a 2-pass parser)
asciilifeform: hm then moar interesting.
diana_coman: there was no < floating around, no.
diana_coman: I suspect he just missed that/did not update his local mp-wp, that's all
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/thelastpsychiatristcom-can-narcissism-be-cured-adnotated/ << Trilema -- thel....com - Can Narcissism Be Cured?. Adnotated.
feedbot: http://thetarpit.org/posts/y06/09c-hunchentoot-via.html << The Tar Pit -- Hunchentoot: requests and replies [a]
asciilifeform: wb feedbot
spyked: hm, it seems that feedbot forgot to deliver some posts today because of the changes I made yesterday. fixed this and will include changes in next vpatch
spyked: asciilifeform, IMHO the custom markup idea for new blogotron ain't bad, but it might piss off ppl used to mp-wp, who still use ye olde html tags. I'm curious to hear opinions, given that I'm working on this exact thing for thetarpit
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930304 << possibly mircea_popescu won't believe that it is possible when doing 25yrs in usaschwitz, but : asciilifeform never saw 'seinfeld' . should i ? ( and, will turn into vegetable immediately ?! ) iirc it was 1 of those ameri-'comedians' where 0 actual humour, and audience had to be 'reminded to laugh' via taped laffs ?
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 05:22:30 mircea_popescu: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930241 << rather's the case, dude watched so much seinfeld he's so very firmly committed to non-committal he'll very happily die of it just to make a point "to the world". whatevers.
mircea_popescu: i dunno why learn two htmls.
mircea_popescu: new mark-up once tmsr browswer.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, it's mildly comedic 1980s dissociated jew fiction. not more immediately dangerous than say watching star trek
mircea_popescu: you don't grow the pantsuit from visual contact with that dude's bald head directly
hanbot: mircea_popescu it occurs to me, in today's attempt to catch up with trilema pieces: didja rule out offering a public bounty for forgotten references a la http://trilema.com/2019/thelastpsychiatristcom-biology-is-destiny-adnotated/#footnote_3_86951 ?
hanbot: i dun mean amongst l1 obviously, but as a sort of douchebag-level incentivizer.
mircea_popescu: meh.
mircea_popescu: i need mroe douchebags like i need genital warts.
hanbot: i don't think it'd require bringing douchebags in; have a list of unsolved refs, assign a reviewer for public submissions (i'd volunteer), award if solved, relationship can end there.
mircea_popescu: it really dun sound like anything.
hanbot: aite
asciilifeform: recalls the ' cr50 bounty ' thrd. mircea_popescu made very persuasive arg re 'takes >= work to adjudicate contest as to do the actual job' .
mircea_popescu: aha
asciilifeform: just possibly -- on a 'pre-1993' net , i.e. fulla actual people, this would not be. but on current -- so
mircea_popescu: i really don't ~want~ to give anything to these moral repugnants in the first place.
mircea_popescu: i'd rather donate to the democratic party than give anything to the "unmotivated" scum of the net
asciilifeform: it'd be rather like trying to hire pigeons to clean a statue.
mircea_popescu: i'd really rather read pravda.
asciilifeform: on occasion ~actually~ does read it. well, not usually the daily maculature per se (try an' find it) but e.g. recently read a sovok-pov history of rome. entertaining.
mircea_popescu: not the old pravda, the current pravda.
asciilifeform: a
mircea_popescu: "statements of the state organs of the usg"
mircea_popescu: in fact, the little that leaks through tlp
mircea_popescu: s retarded skullholes is both a daily irritant and the actual limit on the speed of digestion
asciilifeform: gets already 1000x the digestible dose , purely from ^ and from seepage via qntra
mircea_popescu: i could write say 8 or so more adnotations today. will not, because i can't fucking take moar "o look what i read in washington vice"
asciilifeform: i was actually somewhat surprised when saw mircea_popescu undertake 'digest tlp' . it seems rather similar to the work of gathering usable scrap metal from chernobyl.
mircea_popescu: ya well
mircea_popescu: i am young and foolish
hanbot: asciilifeform thx for reminding me of that thread. somehow it seemed obvious then, lol.
nicoleci: Ftr, i've been trying to get ahold of Ballas at his office in Maryland for two weeks now. The first time I called, receptionist told me hes only in the office on Wednesdays, I called back on Wednesday and was told he left early. Then when I called yesterday she told me that he's working from home today. Slippery dude.
mircea_popescu: heh
hanbot: nicoleci send 'em pix of yerself in white pumps.
mircea_popescu: bwahaha
nicoleci: hanbot, lol!
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930461 << this might be an irreconcilable 'religious' q. asciilifeform for instance thinks that having to write <b>foo</b> instead of *foo* is braindamaged.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 12:34:46 spyked: asciilifeform, IMHO the custom markup idea for new blogotron ain't bad, but it might piss off ppl used to mp-wp, who still use ye olde html tags. I'm curious to hear opinions, given that I'm working on this exact thing for thetarpit
asciilifeform: ( not even to mention having to escape something as commonplace as > < & etc )
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930493 << ftr, that thrd : >> http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2018-06-12#1824598
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 13:23:00 hanbot: asciilifeform thx for reminding me of that thread. somehow it seemed obvious then, lol.
snsabot: Logged on 2018-06-12 20:54:54 mircea_popescu: anyway, your design is dysfunctional in that (even allowing for it modelling somewhat close to reality, which i have no faith it does) suppose today someone gives you a working pill, and june 27th google patches the hole. and the someone says "dood, i have nfi, i honestly didn't tell anyone anything".
BingoBoingo: Entrar armado a un banco "es la cosa más linda" porque "todo el mundo te respeta" - Pepe Mujica, former president and bank robber
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: reminiscent of ameristan's 'cuz it's where the money is'(tm)(r)(dillinger)
bvt: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-08-22#1930162 << the plan makes sense, i will implement it. though i intend to start from the 'read data from fg' position, because 1. opening tty devices from kernel without very dirty tricks became possible only in 4.13;
bvt: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-22#1930128 is the correct ref
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-22 13:25:30 mircea_popescu: imo correct design is 16kb to cpu-cache-sized inner ring buffer, wherein fg material is simply written into a loop, plain ; and from where high quality entropy is read blockingly. whenever the writing head threatens to overwrite the reading head, the overwritten bits are instead fed into outer ring
bvt: 2. by tty model of linux, you don't pull data using tty driver, the driver pushes the data though several abstraction layers. i would have grok this stuff as well. there is at least one other driver that needs this functionality (for connecting a screenreader to a tty), so i can figure out stuff by looking at what it does.
bvt: one q though, per my reading of the formalization, stretching happens only on I overflow? i.e. if there is a consumer reading from I, preventing it from overfilling, bytes would never fall into O, and stretching is not triggered?
asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930507 << writing can happen after machine fully booted, neh ? e.g. root-owned process will simply dd if=/dev/ttyUSBx of=/dev/random
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 18:20:00 bvt: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-08-22#1930162 << the plan makes sense, i will implement it. though i intend to start from the 'read data from fg' position, because 1. opening tty devices from kernel without very dirty tricks became possible only in 4.13;
asciilifeform: no need, as i understand, to actually read FG 'in kernel'
asciilifeform: ( it's superficially appealing, but almost certain to get bogged down in particulars of usb2serial dongles, as well as the gnarly issue of actually identifying FG from other serial devices -- linux offers 0 hard guarantee of initialization order for serial gadgets )
asciilifeform: ftr imho a box that wants FG ~during~ boot, oughta have it on an actual rs232 port -- these get init'd very simply quite early during boot
asciilifeform: btw it remains unclear to asciilifeform , why entropy would be wanted ~during boot~ at all
bvt: asciilifeform: if you recall, this was my original plan, however i got impression from 'part of kernel & welded shut' here http://bvt-trace.net/2019/08/fg-fed-linux-rng-work-schedule/comment-page-1/#comment-44 that everything should be inside
mircea_popescu: bvt indeed, if there's no I to O overflow, then O just acts as a cprng, keeps hashing itself
mircea_popescu: while alf's "no need for entropy during boot" is not correct, nevertheless "no need for I-entropy" stands, can just use the O register until you can indeed http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930512
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 19:06:58 asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930507 << writing can happen after machine fully booted, neh ? e.g. root-owned process will simply dd if=/dev/ttyUSBx of=/dev/random
bvt: the O ring needs to be initialized somehow, zero-filling it may be bad, and keeping the existing infrastructure for just boot-time entropy collection is not an option; should i look for something simple that would work for initialization?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: for what need entropy ( or even pseudo-entropy ) during boot ?
mircea_popescu: to init the crapola.
mircea_popescu: bvt why is zero filling bad ?
asciilifeform: which crapola? ( the prng itself? (
asciilifeform: )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, various drivers ; various tables ; samplers ; all sorta crap.
mircea_popescu: it's not my fault linux kernel was written by the zombie herd
asciilifeform: strikes me as nuttery that e.g. nic driver, might not only want entropy, but ~in boot~
mircea_popescu: yes welll
asciilifeform: and those by all rights oughta get marsaglia or similar penny 'entropy'. crypto-battlefield proggies have no biz making an appearance at boot time or in absence of init'd FG .
mircea_popescu: hence my comment re O-entropy
asciilifeform: right
bvt: asciilifeform: actually it may be easy to find early users with ftrace=function ftrace_filter=*random* at kernel command line, and then get the users out of tracefs
bvt: mircea_popescu: i don't think it will lead to any vulnerability or something of this sort, no; but still there is a question of what the early users are (i.e. something in net stack, that will stick for a long time?)
mircea_popescu: srsly now, IF there is such a thing as a program that needs crypto-grade entropy at boot time, it's a piece of shit.
mircea_popescu: not like current kernel starts up with a 4kb entropy pool
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i can think of a few riotously braindamaged proggies atm (e.g. 'sshd', where author somehow thought it acceptable to generate host key at boot ; and tcp stack, where seq #'s )
mircea_popescu: aha
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/08/google-bans-political-discussions-among-employees-as-it-supports-apparent-usg-color-revolution-in-hong-kong/ << Qntra -- Google Bans Political Discussions Among Employees As It Supports Apparent USG Color Revolution In Hong Kong
feedbot: http://thewhet.net/2019/08/impression-of-minsk-july-5th/ << The Whet -- Impression of Minsk, July 5th
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: the 2 'archived' links are identical
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: ty, will sort it out
BingoBoingo: fxd
trinque: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930421 << incorrect. I spend virtually no time thinking about whether the bot I wrote while still 20whatever is any good.
snsabot: Logged on 2019-08-23 12:08:41 asciilifeform: http://logs.nosuchlabs.com/log/trilema/2019-08-23#1930302 << i got distinct impression that trinque is ripping own hair out from grrr re bugs in the (quite gnarly, i think was written in n00b yrs) cl bot
trinque: all of this posturing aside, do y'all want someone that gives a shit about selling pizarro accounts? need any help with that?
trinque: I couldn't muster less of a fuck about the final irc bot to rule them all
trinque: it's built atop THEIR STACK
trinque: congrats!
trinque: on the subj of phf, I suppose I'm just butthurt because warring over the null set is perhaps one of my fondest memories of this hall.
trinque: phf: what the hell's the matter with you anyway, shake it off.
trinque: you're seriously going to let the texan remain standing?
BingoBoingo: <trinque> all of this posturing aside, do y'all want someone that gives a shit about selling pizarro accounts? need any help with that? << A solution to automate private message placement on heathen forums is desired.
trinque: automated nothing, y'all need a voice
BingoBoingo: It took mircea_popescu how many baited hooks to rescue nicoleci from midwestern sadness? The number was seven to 8 figures.
trinque: eh don't bring the women into it.
lobbes: in other words, trinque, you don't see the fetlife automation as the same item as pizarro automation? In any case, why are automated "hi's" and a voice for a pizarro mutually exclusive?

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