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deedbot: ben_vulpes updated rating of lobbes from 3 to 3 << staunch sapper
deedbot: lobbes rated shinohai 1 << fellow Republican sapper; runs jhvh1; long history of respectable service
asciilifeform: of a good sapper at any rate.
ben_vulpes: neato lobbes. ratchet of republican sapper can-do ratchets forward again...
shinohai pages mats for rusty sapper's spade
asciilifeform: and i'm sure he digs trench faster with excavator than with rusty sapper's spade under fire also.
asciilifeform: not everybody is a sapper for a living.
asciilifeform: this is one of those 'sapper -- errs once' affairs.
phf: i thought little axes were standard issue item, sort of like a sapper spade
asciilifeform: and yeah lappy is to actual comp as sapper's spade is to excavator.
asciilifeform: cost of failure, sometimes you simply live with. i signed FUCKGOATS, and it is a 'sapper makes 1 mistake' item, it is not possible to repair the units if i had made a mistake.
asciilifeform: mines generally win the mine-vs-sapper game. which is why modern-day minefields are typically cleared by, one way or another, setting them off, rather than digging up ww2-style.
asciilifeform: counts as sapper!111
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: aha, depending on skill of sapper.
asciilifeform: snorera: calls, at the very minimum, for an expert sapper, who is not a reich subject
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i've been lifting the rocks for a while. but i do it with sapper's spade , but as i understand you did it with bbet's foot ?
asciilifeform: sapper is a better job, at least you're dead right away
asciilifeform: polarbeard: where i come from we have a proverb, 'the sapper errs - once.'
ascii_butugychag: waiting for an erring sapper
mircea_popescu: if i were a sapper i'd have long ago moved on to relaxing by the maker's pool.
ascii_butugychag: lucky mircea_popescu isn't a sapper !
ascii_field: http://mail.blockyourid.com/~gbpprorg/mil/doppler/index.html << doppler stethoscope, as seen in sapper class.
mats: only memorabilia I have left are my sapper skill books, MREs, a single uniform set, and a buncha kia bracelets
mats: this photo often shown in sapper training to remind joes not to bite the caps. used to be you'd do that to activate 'em
asciilifeform: trinque: the article on that page concerns a sapper
mircea_popescu: problem is sapper keeps trying to change profession into me
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu please don't change profession to sapper.
ben_vulpes: if unarmored sapper, perhaps more of a big deal
asciilifeform: 'a sapper errs once' (tm)
mircea_popescu: yes yes but the sapper doesn't get to contemplate his fate for too long and remain a sapper.
asciilifeform: the actual problem is that the sapper gets to err two or three times, at best
assbot: Successfully updated the rating for mats from 1 to 1 with note: skeptic, sapper.
ben_vulpes: !rate mats 1 skeptic, sapper.
would-liquify not sapper
ascii_field: like sapper.
BingoBoingo: My guess is it is either for training pilots under load or training maintenance techs without a sapper's margin of error
asciilifeform: how many mistakes does a sapper make ?
asciilifeform: if you aren't a sapper - find another hobby
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform> nubbins`: mircea_popescu takes a 'sapper errs once' attitude to bitcoin compatibility, for reasons which should need no explanation << Kinda why my -qt OpenBSD experiment is vaguely described in blog post. If I hit a grendade do not want others suffering same one
asciilifeform: nubbins`: mircea_popescu takes a 'sapper errs once' attitude to bitcoin compatibility, for reasons which should need no explanation
asciilifeform: when i explain to folks why i dislike programming on available systems, i sometimes use example that it is rather like being a fellow who likes gardening, but there was a thermonuclear war not long ago, and you gotta sift the soil with sapper's spade in one hand, geiger in the other, and there won't be much sunlight to be had either.
asciilifeform: 'sapper errs twice, once when choosing profession'
asciilifeform: if seriously contemplating this, it is absolutely essential that 'the sapper not err'
asciilifeform: sapper - errs once.
mircea_popescu: 1st serenissima sapper regiment should really get herring breakfast.
ben_vulpes: some say the sapper errs twice
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: Sappe only gets to err once, because after Erring there is no more sapper
ben_vulpes: ;;rate mats 1 first best grandest sapper of la serenissima
ben_vulpes: ;;rate mats 1 first best grandest sapper of la serenissima
ben_vulpes: he's a sapper though. implicitly - err'd once.
mats: sapper, actually.
ben_vulpes: hardly groundbreaking. just tiptoeing around, because...enthusiasm kills the sapper.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: man with sapper spade can entrench himself in less than an hour.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo owns a sapper spade?
asciilifeform: nope, that's a sapper's spade.
ben_vulpes: hey asciilifeform do a sapper a favor and start emailing your patches to btc-dev@therealbitcoin.org
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: sapper must know his limits.
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: sapper trains with...
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: but for sapper who hurries - brevis-er.
asciilifeform: the latter also has the duty of being 'sapper' and trying very much not to err.
asciilifeform: so, to continue last night's thread - am i stuck merging turdatron patches? or is one of you folks willing to be the sapper.
asciilifeform: some pretty heavy 'the sapper errs once' action.
asciilifeform: which you cant really tell if it was a good << hence the original discussion of why 'the sapper errs once'
asciilifeform: 'the sapper errs once.'
nubbins`: that's a sapper's spade?
asciilifeform: rithm: everyone knows you sharpen a sapper's spade for zombies, not axe.
asciilifeform: the sapper errs once.
Apocalyptic: <Mats_cd03> a sapper is a combat engineer << that's what google told me too
Mats_cd03: a sapper is a combat engineer
MisterE: ahh a sapper is a mine clearer
asciilifeform: there's a variation on the proverb where 'the sapper errs twice. once - when choosing profession'
Mats_cd03: are you a sapper asciilifeform
asciilifeform: 'the sapper errs once.'
asciilifeform: |===D - sapper's shovel?