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billymg: mircea_popescu, diana_coman: responded to comments
mircea_popescu: motherfucker
mircea_popescu: so i'm about to quote in a discussion with billymg ; except i discover the fucking link is meanwhile broken.
mircea_popescu: because that's why i do these sorts of things, so a few years later i can discover hurr durr etcetera. i might as well link fucking pantsuit sites, they purge their linkstructure every four years also.
mod6: Sorry about that, let me see if I can remedy that quick here.
mod6: Ok, I think I've got it. The old mailman thing was weird, my apologies. Please let me know if anyone sees any more broken links in there. But seems to work ok for me, currently.
billymg: mircea_popescu: left a reply
billymg goes off to bed
mircea_popescu: mod6, here also.
mod6: Thanks, mp.
diana_coman: - mircea_popescu, I never quite understood why detached sigs for vpatches in the first place; I kind of got the idea that it was so that there is no need for sync on signing (no possible clash of the sort A and B sign independently same thing and then one needs to re-sign so as not to end with 2 versions of same vpatch?)
diana_coman: hardly seems worth it though for that sort of case and I don't quite have any other clear reason for detached sig on vpatches.
mircea_popescu: as best i can retrospectively determined, it mostly flew from alf's principled stance on in-band comms that nobody rose to challenge so it sorta became a de-facto unexamined basis.
mircea_popescu: self-evident nonsense, i've yet to meet the lang without support for comments, and for as long as a single comment line's left anywhere that line will mandatorily read The Republic prevails.
mircea_popescu: so no actual meat on those bones. but, the thing with scarecrows is, for as long as you don't look, they can count for the census.
diana_coman: hm, I suppose it could be argued that the root is deeper perhaps, all the way to "code is not text" vs "code IS text".
feedbot: << Qntra -- USG.NSA And Microsoft Push "Emergency" Windows Crypto Update While Depreciating Windows 7
mircea_popescu: i guess.
mircea_popescu meanwhile re-reading ; it shoots from history, from a point midway osama bin laden's decerebration strike on the us and today's redditard notion of "evil financial elites".
mircea_popescu: who fucking knew that killing all the smart people doing finance in the us was going to leave all the morons to "fill in the gap" ? an' who knew that competitive advantage was the last hail mary / hopeful girder propping the us sorta-upright on the waters ?
mircea_popescu: well, everyone, up to and including goatherders in afghanistan, apparently. hurr.
feedbot: << bvt's backtrace -- Re PBRT
dorion: << sent email saying hi.
ossabot: Logged on 2020-01-13 21:35:35 trinque: dorion: nope, get at him
feedbot: << Bingology - BingoBoingo's Blog -- Argentina Getting Pissy With Uruguay Envy

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