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asciilifeform: asciilifeform's brother won't even read naggum : 'i hope that bastard is roasting in hell for helping with sgml'
asciilifeform: ( recently, asciilifeform's brother : 'know what, mr p could design an os; you can't' a: 'why's that' b: 'he has the beard' )
asciilifeform: also, or goes the legend, anyone who was in some way party to the design of the game instruments, is persona non grata in casino (e.g., asciilifeform's brother, who has never set foot in a casino nor wanted to; one time his (long-defunkt) firm was contracted to make a pokerator... )
asciilifeform shared mircea_popescu's 'vidya lament' with brother, who answered 'did he ever 'rage of mages' '
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's brother once had occasion to go there, and confirmed, it is there, and even oiled, turns..
asciilifeform: ( asciilifeform's brother slaved for 'valve' for a spell, but it's been some yrs since this )
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's brother fwiw similar
asciilifeform played it with brother
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's brother worked on 1, in '90 or so. thing powered a hall of 32 glass terminals , occupied ~24/7 by hungry undergrads
asciilifeform: for extra lulz, asciilifeform's brother introduced the red button to him as 'эникей' , and for yrs later thought this, 'ha, programmers sadistically exhort green n00b to reset cpu'
asciilifeform: arguably both asciilifeform & brother had 'too much screen' , given as both grew to program for bread, life of sin.
asciilifeform didnt have 'restriction' as such, but when was single-digit y.o. shared what was left of the day's cpu after brother had eaten
asciilifeform: i played good chunk of those back when was same size as him and at elder brother's mercy for cpu cycles, lol, also
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-12-21#1882620 << funnily enuff, brother had slippers from su, lasted ~decade; whereas today i buy visually-identical chinesium that's good for ~6mo. tops ☝︎
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: tho ftr brother faithfully shared with asciilifeform the rare chocolate.
asciilifeform: ( neither asciilifeform nor asciilifeform's elder brother ever saw bk in anyone's house, was ruinously expensive, but at public toilet type affairs was common )
asciilifeform: laugh, i ended up giving it to my brother, now it runs neuralnetwork thing for go game move-tree variants, 'what if played x' etc
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's brother was stuck working with ce for a while, informs that among such wretches it is pronounced : 'wince'
asciilifeform discussed subj with asciilifeform's brother, who answered 'whaddayamean, what size packet, at $defunctgamesco we only ever used 1480, for decade, ideal' ☟︎
asciilifeform: 'in February 2013, with help by his brother, Lulu.com published Rudolph's book Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant, and in April 2013, the U.S. Attorney General seized $200 to help pay off the $1 million that Rudolph owes in restitution to the state of Alabama' << peditardia.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: funnily enuff, asciilifeform's intake of c. s. lewis was in 1991, he was not printed afaik in su, but hey, perestroika, and suddenly translated and printed on toiletpaper and sold at fleamarket by crypto-evangiderps. brother picked up the series, i barfed on vol.2 where lion jizzus dies 'for our sins', fin.
asciilifeform destroyed unspeakably fine toys by the crateload, to the great frustration of his elder brother
asciilifeform: anecdote: asciilifeform's elder brother 'lived long enuff' to see sov arcades at length. the infamous 'sea battle' machine universally had a prize compartment, that would open if some outlandish score were achieved. one time, bag of coins, and he managed it. rusty compartment... grinds open. of course empty. arcade keeper 'what did you expect, didja really think you're the first'
asciilifeform recently had lengthy emacs convo with asciilifeform's brother, greybeard incurable emacsist , re 'yes we will ditch the autoinstallable packets' . initially horrified, then it dawned on him
asciilifeform: here's a historical lul that mircea_popescu might find stimulating. asciilifeform ( and his brother, and a whole generation of folx ) grew up with a certain orc '100 bytes of ram, but hey it's fucking programmable' little box, http://www.alfredklomp.com/technology/mk-61 . and the Official b00k for it ( http://publ.lib.ru/ARCHIVES/G/GAYSHTUT_Aleksandr_Grigor'evich/_Gayshtut_A.G..html ) had various games (typically you had to draw on g ☟︎
asciilifeform: from his brother's workbench
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's brother's hypothesis was : su idiot-copied the philips-cartel filament !
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: reminds me, asciilifeform's brother not long ago said to asciilifeform re ffaseries, 'think, how many chinese phd theses you've written'
asciilifeform: brother said sumthinglike 'here's the emacs and here's the taiwan emacs'
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'целый день пилили и рубили -- не смогли компьютер починить...' (tm)(r)( asciilifeform's brother ) ☟︎
asciilifeform: oh hah it was the brother : http://volokh.com/2010/04/30/on-a-bus-in-kiev/
asciilifeform: iirc it is his younger brother who is a major-league pantsuitist nao
asciilifeform: phf: you remind me of asciilifeform's brother's reaction to being shown a vr headset , yrs ago. he spake thusly : 'it's better than two rusty nails on a rope'
asciilifeform: a вредник is, approx, a pest ( as in annoying kid brother )
asciilifeform: phf: i had somewhat different kind of 'pusher' in re gamez -- elder brother whose machine it was, and strictly rationed
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's elder brother's program-su-pdp-clone instructor, was a chick, reportedly
asciilifeform: in '99 the net was still something that 'hm, i'ma turn on modem, dial, sync my newsreader, then it's yer turn, brother' etc
asciilifeform: reminds asciilifeform of his brother's 'from old flat, you brought mouse spores !!'
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's elder brother did however witness 'golden age' .
asciilifeform: this is how asciilifeform's brother taught him, with various household detritus
asciilifeform: !~later tell hanbot http://thewhet.net appears to be down -- is it in same brother's grave as dulap ?
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's brother played it tho.
asciilifeform: ( my brother still uses it, it looks and works entirely the same today as when found )
asciilifeform: in re 'amateur bio', in 1990s asciilifeform's brother worked with a d00d who spent his entire pay on surplus dna synths, various iron, liked to remark 'real programmers program lifeforms'. sum of this -- afaik -- was 0.
asciilifeform: not with mother, father, brother, fucktoy, nobody.
asciilifeform: ( asciilifeform's brother also made various nice things, trotyl, tetryl, etc. but asciilifeform never graduated to this, we left for shitlandia prior )
asciilifeform: 'пал рим, и пал секам...' (tm)(r)( asciilifeform's brother )
asciilifeform: simple, you pick him up before hanged, 'this is my brother'
asciilifeform: last thing i played was, iirc, 'hearts of iron'. then lent the box to brother , in feb., and hadn't had time to touch it since
asciilifeform: upstack , re 'dreamcast' -- asciilifeform's brother was involved in making game for it. the hardware was superb.
asciilifeform: asciilifeform's elder brother, for instance, spent ~= time in front of bad displays -- perfect vision to this day
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-03-10#1624188 << i built myself a 'games box' , not long ago, 'to unwind', but turned out that the part of my head that was able to enjoy this, had atrophied, found myself constantly 'if i'm this awake, oughta be running $experiment, finishing up $unfinisheds', etc. ended up giving the (princely) fuckofftron to brother to play with. ☝︎
asciilifeform: fwiw, and i think i mentioned this in the past, asciilifeform's own brother knows what we do here, and likes to say 'futile, people are idiots, nobody will use genuine crypto,' etc
asciilifeform: 'Determining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea’s leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said on Tuesday that autopsy results have so far been inconclusive. ... Kim did not suffer a heart attack and had no puncture wounds, such as those a needle would have left ... '
asciilifeform: aha i left when 'mystery disk' was a 5inch floppy that elder brother would bring home from chum's house.
asciilifeform: in other lulz, supposedly fuhrer of northkr finally had his half-brother poisoned:
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu, diana_coman : so you folx wrote own 'boost'-like horror? fwiw most games firms did, in the golden olden days. my brother's co, for instance, did.
asciilifeform: actually they are from my brother's not-quite-forgotten world
asciilifeform: in not quite related noose, asciilifeform took his brother to a phone shop to activate a very vintage 'krazor', and the clerks all wished to know where they can also get one...
asciilifeform: 'lisp doesn't need i/o' -- asciilifeform's brother
asciilifeform: (as did also, e.g., my brother)
asciilifeform: my brother spent most of the '90s hand-massaging the 3dtronz.
asciilifeform: when i tell usian folk about my elder brother's chemistry youth, they 'bluescreen', it 'dun compute'
asciilifeform: wife, mother, brother, ... whoever.
asciilifeform: hey it's how my brother and i split candy bars as children.
asciilifeform: i.e. what my brother went to.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-05-29#1473431 << my 'commodore-64' was 100% hiss-free. as was mircea_popescu's spectrum clone, or my brother's bk-0010 ☝︎
asciilifeform: we had a joystick, funnily, but it never worked, brother bought it at outdoor blackmarket, we could find no port to plug it in 'iskra'. then in usa we ended up with 'commodore' and guess what - that thing fit...
asciilifeform: buncha shit was unplayable until my brother wrote tsr util that diddled the video board when magic key hit
asciilifeform: my brother once participated in the programming for a video poker machine, and was informed by his co. that he will, likely, never be permitted inside a casino in usa
asciilifeform: i begged my elder brother to give me, somehow, some ~numbers~
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/police-take-third-brother-into-custody-in-shooting-of-police-officer/2016/03/14/74b97f36-e9e6-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html
asciilifeform: my brother's schooling involved a soviet pdp clone, that worked 'on good days'
asciilifeform: l0l mircea_popescu thinks he could afford my brother , ahaha.
asciilifeform: i only got 1 brother.
asciilifeform: or so thinks my brother, who for ~20yrs has cared for very little other than go.
asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=09-03-2016#1427413 << my brother was once a game programmer, for a co. that has died many years ago, and they had the contract of producing the 'official' mtg client. he had to learn the rules of the game, with much loathing, and play it for year+ straigh, all day, every day, with loathing, possibly more hours than just about anyone alive in total. still can barel ☝︎☟︎
asciilifeform: not big brother.
asciilifeform: kakobrekla: funnily, my brother uses 'razor' for decade+ now, it looks entirely pristine
asciilifeform: incidentally, 'mips' cpu fits on one page: it was printed in the inner cover of the book my brother went to school with, and likewise inside same book, edition of decade later, and is in every other systems arch. book on the planet, also inside front cover.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: when i was a small boy, my elder brother taught me a lesson once: ☟︎
ascii_butugychag: somebody wrote an 'infocom adventure' interpreter. my brother played a few gamez in it
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=16-01-2016#1373549 << snobol, the language of snobs !!11 (tm) (r) (my brother's aphorisms) ☝︎
ascii_rear: brother's, from uni
asciilifeform: my brother sometimes asks 'have you dug latrine yet'
asciilifeform: (my brother did this, still has some of the very peculiar hardware)
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: though my brother laughed when i described it, but would not say moar
asciilifeform: my brother owns one, fwiw
asciilifeform: which is how my brother still doesn't fully believe, in his gut heart, that physics works
asciilifeform spoke to brother of poettering, drepper, et al, and he replied 'wouldn't it be interesting if someone built a thing where people signed code with pgp and rated one another and...'
asciilifeform: fwiw, my brother, who did not see a computer until adulthood, has perfect vision.
asciilifeform: 'barco' also makes proper lcd. my brother has one.
ascii_field: reminds me of my brother's Unified Theory of Linguistics
asciilifeform: e.g., my brother
asciilifeform: 'William "Bud" Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery in 1988 but was $1 million in debt within a year. "I wish it never happened," Post said. "It was totally a nightmare." A former girlfriend successfully sued him for a share of his winnings and his brother was arrested for hiring a hit man to kill him in the hopes he'd inherit a share of the winnings.'
ascii_field: my brother made every major type of explosive (in small pieces), we set'em off in little vials buried in the ground at summer house.
asciilifeform: but i had, brother's, at home
asciilifeform: for instance, when my brother was a uni student and took 'operating systems', they were stuck testing on actual 486 and reboot, reboot, 500 times a day with precious little meaningful output
asciilifeform was always envious of his elder brother, who did all ten grades in the proper school.
asciilifeform missed all of the good stuff, but had elder brother. and thus from as old as could speak and think, already regarded civilization as a strictly past-tense affair