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a111: Logged on 2019-07-17 11:33 mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-07-16#1922886 << this is such fucking recurrent bs... linker WILL emit same crap n omatter what sjlj thing you say to it ; and so on in this manner, "computing" in the sense of conway island wheel "cars", will spin regardless of how little kids turn and twist the "steering wheel"
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-07-16#1922886 << this is such fucking recurrent bs... linker WILL emit same crap n omatter what sjlj thing you say to it ; and so on in this manner, "computing" in the sense of conway island wheel "cars", will spin regardless of how little kids turn and twist the "steering wheel" ☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2017-09-12 23:12 mircea_popescu: and finally 3. the item there described is not exactly a function. it rather something i'd call a mechanism, a discrete item that does a fully defined thing. as we're looking more and more through ada eyes and constant time things and so on, a study of these mechanisms as an distinct category will prolly be useful. somewhere between conway's cells and commandline utils, they are.
mircea_popescu: and finally 3. the item there described is not exactly a function. it rather something i'd call a mechanism, a discrete item that does a fully defined thing. as we're looking more and more through ada eyes and constant time things and so on, a study of these mechanisms as an distinct category will prolly be useful. somewhere between conway's cells and commandline utils, they are. ☟︎
asciilifeform: ( pre-conway )
asciilifeform: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/conway.html << it's there
mircea_popescu: totally worth writing a biography, "l. conway - from reality to convention. a life."
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you know i've been thinking about the conway thing. it's nigh on fascinating, a perfect case of "aging engineer falls into female culture" to use the terminology of http://trilema.com/2017/menstruation-lulz/
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: possibly ~now~ you can picture why asciilifeform's picture of conway switched , at that time, from 'hmm, but vlsi!' to 'i wonder where conway stole the credit for vlsi'
mircea_popescu: all in all, the whole conway/bailey pile of shenanigans is a fine de-facto blueprint of "activism" of the ilk every idle nobody and her star-sister's trying to engage in.
mircea_popescu: aaaahahaha, guess who was invovled! http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/SPLC/SPLC-IR.html << our good friends at state-funded kgb outreach!
asciilifeform: read link re what conway did/does to bailey.
asciilifeform: who doesn't want to -- obviously, i can't make'em. but asciilifeform goes, rate -1 conway, genderactivister.
asciilifeform: i was specifically referring to 'after that, i had reason to doubt conway, and this projects backwards in time'
asciilifeform: ^ so no, conway was not 'the good trans', went full bore tard not so long after 'switch'.
asciilifeform: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/LynnsReviewOfBaileysBook.html << subj. (warning: expert entomologists only.)
a111: Logged on 2014-02-21 23:57 asciilifeform: conway became the personal nemesis of the author
a111: 15 results for "conway", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=conway
Framedragger: !#s conway
a111: 2 results for "lynn conway", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=lynn%20conway
Framedragger: !#s lynn conway
Framedragger: one lynn conway.. this name was mentioned here wasn't it..
asciilifeform: 'Conway, the game’s main character, is put through numerous tough situations that evoke economic despair. In one scene, after he suffers a serious injury, his leg is replaced by a gleaming skeletal prosthetic, and he is vaguely informed that he owes money to a corporation. In another, he descends into a subterranean whiskey distillery staffed by animated skeletons, whom he learns are doomed to
Framedragger: ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Conway
mircea_popescu: yeah, it's actually in the logs. mike_c had some theories about bitbet and how it could be better, we tried it out, on the conway cell thing. he made a very pretty looking game out of it.
asciilifeform: (yeah the 'game of life' conway)
asciilifeform: in unrelated nyooz, john h conway's book on quaternions and octonions is mega-spiffy.
assbot: John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts | Science | The Guardian ... ( http://bit.ly/1JL3qdQ )
mats: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/23/john-horton-conway-the-most-charismatic-mathematician-in-the-world lol
assbot: Conway's Game of Life
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform more than semiconductor chemistry i'd say. lynn conway wasn't 40 years ago was she ?
asciilifeform: conway became the personal nemesis of the author ☟︎
mircea_popescu: (l conway is actually quoted by name as the reason i can't quite declare transsexualism out of this world, in my article about transsexualism)
asciilifeform: (better example: lynne conway)