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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'raspberry pi' << terrible machine for the money, plus long history of disinformation and hype bordering on outright fraud: >> http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=01-03-2014#540882 http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=22-01-2015#988359 etc ☝︎☝︎
assbot: Logged on 01-03-2014 22:42:52; asciilifeform: re: raspberry pi: the news item is - a sham
assbot: Logged on 22-01-2015 21:52:21; asciilifeform: 'raspberry?' terrible, terrible i/o. ethernet on same usb as the storage. no thanks.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: and deliberately pseudo-open architecture (runs linux, sure, but with massive closed blobs required even to boot. and vendor regularly pays media mouthpieces to lie about it; also posts astroturfed comments) ☟︎☟︎
asciilifeform: jurov: ...that supposedly leaks key material by any channel conceivable << i never suggested any specific channel.
asciilifeform: jurov: recall mircea_popescu's 'act from cause not towards purpose' heuristic? it applies here
airgapped: asciilifeform: ever looked at VoCore?
asciilifeform: jurov: we don't need to know -precisely- what kind of rape broadcom intends for us
asciilifeform: jurov: for all we know, ver.1 doesn't even come with a raper
asciilifeform: jurov: just built to get us in the rape pens quicker.
asciilifeform: !s vocore
assbot: 3 results for 'vocore' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=vocore
asciilifeform: ^ was discussed here before
asciilifeform: airgapped: if you want to carry out crypto on a chip with built-in radio, be my guest
asciilifeform: i'll pass.
airgapped: have one but it also contains bin blobs
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=18-03-2014#564580 << thread ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 18-03-2014 01:19:43; asciilifeform: our friends at ft. meade call this 'NONSTOP'
asciilifeform: in this case it doesn't even matter whether there are blobs
asciilifeform: thing's a 'submarine with screen door'
asciilifeform: doesn't even matter if the radio is switched on
asciilifeform: and if you went to school and they didn't teach why this is, go and get your money back
airgapped: we are running out of options here
airgapped: I have been loking for minimal node for some time but there is no good option it seems
asciilifeform: !s pogo
assbot: 194 results for 'pogo' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=pogo
asciilifeform: ^ small 'nas' computer available in usa for < 20 usd; reasonably-well-understood leaked chip docs; reasonable performance
asciilifeform: not perfect by any means, but a number of folks here are experimenting with it
airgapped: yes, will try this one
asciilifeform: for the lack of a clearly superior 'bang for the buck' elsewhere
asciilifeform: !up airgapped
asciilifeform: there is some conflation of unrelated things here
asciilifeform: bitcoin node is not really a cryptographically-sensitive device
asciilifeform: (assuming one does not partake in the braindamage of using a node as a wallet)
mircea_popescu: shit.
mircea_popescu: janyary my foot! omg! I GOT BUGS! THEY'RE MULTYPLYYNG
mircea_popescu: an' i'm losing control...
airgapped: what i'm looking for is just a node, wallet is out of scope
airgapped: I'm running it on latest rp but pogo looks like good alternative
asciilifeform: airgapped: read the #b-a logs, there is a wealth of material on the subject
airgapped: I will, danielpbarron already pointed out his notes
cazalla: asciilifeform, i read orlov's post soviet lessons.. article last night and my impression is that some of what he predicts relies on suggestion we've passed peak oil, but then i have read elsewhere peak oil has been debunked or that we're not even close to passing it.. can you share thoughts? not much turns up in logs
asciilifeform: cazalla: the 'debunkings' are crude sham jobs to put the plebes to sleep
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mircea_popescu: cazalla it is elementary that if you keep taking out of a sack and never adding, eventually you run out.
asciilifeform: cazalla: it is worth your while to become acquainted with the actual theory (vs the popular disinfo presentation of it) - rather than 'running out of oil', considerably more complicated (approximately, running out of -economical- oil)
mircea_popescu: whetrher you care or not - entirely different discussion.
asciilifeform: likewise, 'running out' is a broad stroke
asciilifeform: implies the price going from reasonable to $maxint overnight, or the like
asciilifeform: actual reality of nonrewables exhaustion is considerably more interesting
mircea_popescu: for that matter... it turns out there's not enough rare earths on earth to make an ipad for each person alive.
cazalla: mircea_popescu, whether you care or not would be influenced if you are to run out tomorrow or 100-200 years from now though
asciilifeform: (price spike - not necessarily large, economic convulsions leading to 'demand destruction', price drops, useless mouths resume proliferating, etc. rinse&repeat)
asciilifeform: cazalla: again, 'run out' is a dodge concept
mircea_popescu: cazalla this decade is out of the question.
asciilifeform: no mineral 'runs out' like the air in a diver's tank
mircea_popescu: but once the saudi flood is done, imo that's it, oil will only ever be expensive.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform oil is not a mineral in this sense tho.
mircea_popescu: you can't run out of carbon, ie, the element. but you can run out of, say, sugar. venus is a fine example.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'mineral - wrong word, yes. meant 'полезные ископаемые' in general
asciilifeform: approx. 'useful shit to dig up'
asciilifeform: implies that you can dig up economically
mircea_popescu: vespene gas
cazalla: vespene gas actually works well considering what an end game of broodwar looked like once it ran out
mircea_popescu: cazalla anyway, practically, the peak oil thing is a lot less interesting now that electric cars have been demonstrated than 20 years ago. (dunno if you know, but this has been a fringe theory for > 50, almost 100 years by now)
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: moves the mineral question to the storage battery
mircea_popescu: yes, but that is considerably less explored a space.
asciilifeform: (as well as the rest of the electro-junk in there)
mircea_popescu: also, lithium, blessfully, is a lowly element.
asciilifeform: Li isn't especially abundant in economically recoverable form
mircea_popescu: that can change.
cazalla: mircea_popescu, it's not that i'm interested in it (or would understand/appreciate the issue tbh) but it seemed obvious way to poke a hole in orlov's prediction, at least that it might occur in my lifetime anyway
asciilifeform: if gonna fuse H to get it, may as well do it right in the car...
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform "if you're gonna fuck, might as well make the chick you're fucking in the same go" ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: if you know how, then yes!
mircea_popescu: nuts.
asciilifeform: cazalla: most of orlov's mechanics apply to any kind of anglo world collapse, not necessarily 'petro-flavoured'
asciilifeform: incidentally
asciilifeform: the (very old!) nickel-iron battery is superior to Li (and all other extant chemistries) in all respects but energy density
asciilifeform: virtually indestructible
mircea_popescu: speaking of which, S.CARS would be pretty cool. a company that a) aspires atmospheric H2, b) fuses it into Li c) which it uses to make car batteries while d) the energy so produced it uses to make the cars and fill them up.
asciilifeform: iirc there are 100+ year old examples which still function as rated!
mircea_popescu: prolly not even cost a trillion.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform not to mention the earth is about 80% nickel and iron by mass.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it also laughs at deep-cycling, overcharging, heat, vibration...
asciilifeform: but as ancient tech, for some reason not of interest to any existing manufacturer outside of china
asciilifeform: (where it is used in farm equipment, iirc)
mircea_popescu: you know, i'd like to read a sf novel which explores a future where technology has re-arranged deep magma of earth into a humongo battery
cazalla: related to running out of something.. techcrunch reports yesterday's bitcoin auction was the last of dpr's coins.. bloomberg quote usms as saying otherwise
mircea_popescu: and the human civilisation is organised around the implicit currency of "Stored joules"
mircea_popescu: cazalla hardest thing for a fraudster is to keep the story straight.
asciilifeform: ;;google nickel-iron battery
gribble: nickel iron battery information: <http://www.nickel-iron-battery.com/>; Nickel–iron battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel%E2%80%93iron_battery>; Nickel-Iron NiFe batteries by Iron Edison: <http://ironedison.com/>
asciilifeform: ^ lol, is that an american firm?!
asciilifeform: wonder what they charge.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform iirc decade old data, it cost about 2.5-3x as much but obviously you never had to replace anything.
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform: like mercedes.
mircea_popescu: people generally went for the "cheaper" solutions that rarely last 5 years
asciilifeform: same story as the rest of technocivilization
mircea_popescu: right.
asciilifeform: thing wants new electrolyte every 2-3 decades, but it costs pennies
mircea_popescu: some of the cleverer dcs use them bnecause they're so very tolerant. which makes it the best heuristic to evaluate the operational wisdom of any dc.
mircea_popescu: "do you have a basementfull of nife ?" "o yeah! shit rocks" vs "say wut ?"
mircea_popescu: then they run for 4 years and have to replace the batteries, and run for another 2 and there's a lightning strike and have to replace them again. tru story.
asciilifeform: standard Pb cells are good for 2-3 tops
asciilifeform: (less if actually put to use)
mircea_popescu: i don't think you may use pb anymore.
asciilifeform: pretty much the only remaining use permitted worldwide is battery
mircea_popescu: mno, actually being phased out, for years now.
asciilifeform: hm must be eu thing
asciilifeform: what did they decree? NiMH?
mircea_popescu: im not really that up to date. prolly.
asciilifeform: (in usa, cars, trucks, 'ups' - ~100% Pb)
mircea_popescu: i wouldn't be so sure you'll get permits for new development in the us, eithert.
mircea_popescu: this is a different discussion.
asciilifeform: every ups vendor i know of is shipping chinese cells
mircea_popescu: and new cars also don't really come with lead batteries.
asciilifeform: haven't seen an auto shop yet that stocks anything but Pb battery
asciilifeform: and was in one not long ago
mircea_popescu: aftermarket diff story
asciilifeform: possibly
asciilifeform not diligent scholar of the subject
mircea_popescu: anyway, to imagine the "ban smoking" thing is an isolated incident is naive. no, there's a shitton of these underway, continuously, and generally unreported.
asciilifeform: one of the most famous idiocies was the light bulb thing
asciilifeform: there is always some joker standing ready to take over from whatever widget is up for the ban hammer
mircea_popescu: 3rd world killer basically.
mircea_popescu: "O, you're now advanced enough where you could start some light industry ? fu!"
asciilifeform: they're permitted industry, just under very... different terms
asciilifeform: more belgian-rubber.
mircea_popescu: right. the tlp described phenomenon of "oh, this class of medicine is now generic ? guess what, on a review of the data available it turns out it wasn't effective anyway, so we're using Y now instead".
asciilifeform: pharma sop
mircea_popescu: it's not just medicine. it's pretty much everything.
asciilifeform: i'll add that virtually 100% of r&d investment by extant pharma firms is precisely this and only this
asciilifeform: 'find a place to stick an extra methyl where it won't matter but now patentable'
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044250 << holy shit this is the stupidest thing ever. srsly, cpu mining ? ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 15:37:55; BingoBoingo: http://forum.utorrent.com/topic/95041-warning-epicscale-riskware-silently-installed-with-latest-utorrent/
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell bingoboingo that epicscale debacle prolly qntrable.
gribble: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it's on qntra alrady
asciilifeform: *already
mircea_popescu: ah nm :)
asciilifeform: http://qntra.net/2015/03/crapware-still-bundles-mining-software
assbot: Crapware Still Bundles Mining Software | Qntra.net ... ( http://bit.ly/18YutHR )
mircea_popescu: sveet.
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3661 @ 0.00038574 = 1.4122 BTC [-]
cazalla: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/07/world/europe/german-law-requires-more-women-on-corporate-boards.html?_r=0
assbot: Log In - The New York Times ... ( http://bit.ly/18YwKCU )
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mircea_popescu: nuts.
mircea_popescu: the demographics of qntra readership as depicted by quantcast never cease to amaze me.
mike_c: apparently we're all asian men 25-34
cazalla: what's behind the push for such things?
cazalla: maybe qntra needs quotas so that 30% of readers are women
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044298 << it's so appalingly dumb tho. cpu bitcoin miner would barely make any satoshi. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 19:03:35; asciilifeform: 'join our botnet voluntarily, save orphans!'
mircea_popescu: mike_c politically active, politically unafilliated, filthy rich, mostly azn, some caucasian.
mircea_popescu: (in fact it's mostly white with more asian than "normal", which considering the normal is gawker-and-wikipedia dumbternets... )
mircea_popescu: mike_c anyway, the demographic that supposedly "doesn'ty exist" and "doesn't matter" and "never wins elections" and so on and so forth.
mike_c: it'll be interesting to see it after another couple 10x bumps
cazalla: what's the other in race demo? jews?
mircea_popescu: prolly, judging by how it looks.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: cpu bitcoin miner would barely make any satoshi << cargocult
mircea_popescu: i dun get it, honest.
asciilifeform: also - until we hear otherwise - safe to assume that it was mining a crackpot alt
asciilifeform: (they typically do nowadays)
mircea_popescu: they specifically said bitcoin tho
asciilifeform: hm.
mircea_popescu: but yes, thisd would make sense, with some shitty alt.
asciilifeform: then unadulterated idiocy
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mircea_popescu: btw, anyone put together the "usg will target ammunition rather than small arms" with the "various agencies bought and stored millions of rounds at the beginning of this decade" to come to a "usg will ban ammunition period" thing yet ?
mircea_popescu: as in, they are actually making rounds the future currency ?
asciilifeform: lol not deliberately
mircea_popescu: usg survival plan once shtf ? "well...we got the largest stores of ammo of anyone...so..."
asciilifeform: even to have it happen by accident would require some sort of standardization
mircea_popescu: why ? they banned smoking alright
mircea_popescu: over the dead bodies of smokers.
asciilifeform: iirc most of the famous stockpile is '.40', a caliber unpopular outside of usg afaik
asciilifeform: (pistol round)
mircea_popescu: honestly i'd have stored .5 AP
asciilifeform: http://www.firearmstalk.com/images/3/9/0/8/3/thumb2_rounds-178.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1H9snQL )
asciilifeform: ^ center
asciilifeform: was, iirc, designed specially for usg
mircea_popescu: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/50_AE_and_32_ACP.jpg/275px-50_AE_and_32_ACP.jpg there.
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1H9sAmU )
mircea_popescu: except the thing pictured is not a proper ap round.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: are you sure you were thinking of -this- .50 ?
mircea_popescu: no, it's what wikipedia had.
asciilifeform: rather than what is called .50 bmg in usa
asciilifeform: (the one found worldwide, actually used in everything from light aircraft to sniper)
asciilifeform: http://www.gunslot.com/files/gunslot/images/52467.jpg << that one
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/18Yyf45 )
mircea_popescu: apparently the de .5 ap, explosive, incendiary etc rounds are secret on internet.en ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the bmg is a machine gun round not a pistol round
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: in english-speaking world 'weirdo' rounds (explode, flechette, etc.) are generally made for '12' shotgun
mircea_popescu: anyway, the thing is just on the margin : the common "action express" .5 round is generally stopped by a level 3 and always by a level 4 vest.
mircea_popescu: but the ap variant cuts through any practical armor, and generally can be used against lightly armored aircraft as well.
asciilifeform: fire at aircraft from pistol barrel, lol!
mircea_popescu: sure.
asciilifeform: where, at the airfield ?
asciilifeform: walk up to it?
mircea_popescu: urban warfare baby.
asciilifeform: the .5 pistol is considered a 'crackpot' curio in usa
asciilifeform: (not sure about elsewhere)
mircea_popescu: it's hard to fire for womenz.
asciilifeform: sorta reminiscent of the late-medieval 'hand cannone'
mircea_popescu: it is just about at the tolerance level of a physically elite man.
asciilifeform: why not at least give it a wooden folding stock like the old 'mauser'
mircea_popescu: lol
asciilifeform: even 'elite' pistolero has wrists, they aren't made of stone
mircea_popescu: by the time you're shooting this it supposedly no longer matters.
mircea_popescu: anyway, pointless stock. if you can use stocked stuff just get a carbine or something.
asciilifeform: http://www.lonesentry.com/articles/jp_tankhunters/fig1_japanese_lunge_mine_antitank.jpg << obligatory 'for when it no longer matters' weapon
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/18YyXye )
asciilifeform: invented - unsurprisingly - in jp
mircea_popescu: let's put it the other way : a sharp tungsten tipped .5 round is >20 bux.
mircea_popescu: you can shoot through us style "walls" by ir with it just fine.
mircea_popescu: now... how many wrists does 20 bux a round buy ?
asciilifeform: you can shoot through u.s. 'walls' with almost anything
asciilifeform: probably even arbalest.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: speaking of small arms, are you familiar with (historic) 'gyrojet' ?
asciilifeform: famous failed product (no one seems to agree precisely why failed) but very instructive re: yesterday's thread
mircea_popescu: lol arbalest guerilla regiment. gastraphetes!
asciilifeform: as it used a miniature rocket (approx. the size of .5 round...) which was fin-stabilized and rotated, it needed only a very simple firing mechanism and low-pressure barrel
asciilifeform: (smooth of course)
mircea_popescu: is this the french "rocket" fired from small arm ?
asciilifeform: but functioned otherwise like a regular pistol
asciilifeform: american
mircea_popescu: that trivially ended up pushing against branches etc ?
asciilifeform: nope
asciilifeform: after a metre or so, went at same speed as regular round
asciilifeform: so no good for shooting a fella in the head directly. but otherwise worked
asciilifeform: today (and for some decades) it is a museum rarity (r. reagan, famously, owned one)
asciilifeform: but i bring it up because of the 'low-tech small arms' thread
asciilifeform: needs only very basic metallurgy
asciilifeform: and can be scaled up arbitrarily
asciilifeform: (being a rocket rather than cannon)
asciilifeform: http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/usa/gyrojet-e.html
assbot: Modern Firearms - Gyrojet ... ( http://bit.ly/18YzEHG )
asciilifeform: ^ basic summary
mircea_popescu: well... once the usd v2.0 pistol rounds thinkg takes form, we can make these :D
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044327 << note that there weren't nearly as many of these in 1995. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 20:35:22; trinque: they can try; there are hordes of rednecks in the woods already stocked up for armageddon
mircea_popescu: in a sense, the trying causes it.
asciilifeform: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141024152906/starfrontiers/images/0/07/13mm_gyrojet_pistol_round.jpg << rocket
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1H9w9tp )
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044334 << nope, not yet. it still pays. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 20:38:28; asciilifeform: if there were a 'rural militia' with above room-temperature iq, usa would already look like iraq
asciilifeform: (looks like i misremembered re: fins)
mircea_popescu: give it a week and a half of "we can no longer give you free stuff"
mircea_popescu: remember that time when food stamp system ran out of funds, took a three day hiaturs, everyone held their breath ?
trinque: nobody I was talking about collects food stamps
mircea_popescu: that was the equivalent of the mike hearn "let's test bitcoin". the result came out kinda clearly - 9 maybe 10 days. that's it.
mircea_popescu: trinque sure. but they're not the problem, either.
thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: would like Francis Underwood if he were a real person.
mircea_popescu: ;;ud Francis Underwood
gribble: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Francis+Underwood | Representative Francis J. “Frank” Underwood (born July 26, 1959) is the House Majority Whip and anti-hero of the hit Netflix original "House of Cards". He is, on ...
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mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044342 << i think you grossly misunderstand it. yes, they'd love to be left alone, yes all of them could grow with no deliveries of anything. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 20:41:27; asciilifeform: trinque: as i understand, this isn't ru circa 1917, the hypothetical rebels don't 'just want to be left alone' - not one in ten thousand is able to grow anything edible without regular deliveries of petrol, pesticides, etc.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you must be thinking of another usa on another alternate planet earth
thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: i just think you'd admire someone who'd want to completely gut the welfare state
mircea_popescu: recall, i actually spent months walking that place.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: where ?
thestringpuller: s/admire/respect
asciilifeform: appalachia ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform from boston to nuevo laredo, all the way.
trinque: granted my parents farm might not be the most defensible place, but it *does* produce using about 1850s level tech
asciilifeform: or perhaps where the amish are found ?
asciilifeform: there are a few places with 'living fossils' yes
mircea_popescu: i spent months going from town to town by bus.
trinque: the place even has its own natural gas well, heh
trinque: mircea_popescu: wow, very cool
mircea_popescu: so it may be a case that YOU be thinking of another usa hm ? :D
asciilifeform: trinque: the place even has its own natural gas well << realize that it turns the place into a non-negotiable military objective - read: target - rather than survival haven
mircea_popescu: i thoughjt the discussion was "left alone"
mircea_popescu: trinque chetty was with me!
trinque: mircea_popescu: I want the book on your life someday.
trinque: I'd probably have to learn romanian and read that part of trilema
asciilifeform: my understanding (by no means perfect) is that the 'can produce and feed selves with 1850 tech' and 'armed for civil war' crowds are disjoint sets in usa
mircea_popescu: lol. that'd work.
trinque: asciilifeform: that part does probably rule out the place in particular
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform used to be, 20 years ago.
mircea_popescu: they broadly merged.
trinque: my point was people can produce food
trinque: the gas isn't involved in the food production
trinque: just makes keeping the cows alive easier
asciilifeform: trinque: the gas makes the spot a strategic objective for anyone with pretensions of keeping some basic tech going and any kind of army whatsoever
trinque: no no, I concede that
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the scenario was "stop the trucks!"
asciilifeform: (most likely whatever the largest and nearest usg fragment is)
trinque: the trucks stop and they still eat, til someone comes for the natural gas
mircea_popescu: well... maybe his uncle!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the short-term picture? sure
mircea_popescu: thjis idea that the remnants automatically inherit the land is naive. one in ten is my experience.
asciilifeform: usg doesn't need 'the land' (again ru-1917 thinking pattern) for much. only the gas wells, etc., industry, fields, slaves
mircea_popescu: this idea that the remnants automatically inherit a chunk of the future is naive. one in ten is my experience.
asciilifeform: probably not automatic, no
mircea_popescu: the reason there even is a remnant in the first place - vz, the collapse - is that they didn't have enough virility in the system.
mircea_popescu: it's not magically sprung up by the end. expect a good half of usg to just lay down and die, just like that.
asciilifeform: but the folks with actual mil training (plus shoulder-launched antitank rockets, real-time satellite view, other goodies) will have a 'fair' fight with the others over it.
mircea_popescu: expect the aspirational 20% to murder the rest of the 40% in the process of selecting the half of itself that may go on.
asciilifeform: sop
mircea_popescu: right. so... one in ten.
trinque: so the stepdad's ex-mil and well armed/trained
mircea_popescu: and 0% of the "responsibility to govern". if two dukedoms over someone makes clitoris stu, expect nobody to care.
trinque: whatever that's worth in the situation
mircea_popescu: trinque hence "<mircea_popescu> well... maybe his uncle!"
trinque: what I'm gathering though is I have very little rational options beyond get rich, and do it now ☟︎
mircea_popescu: that'd be the gist of it.
asciilifeform: if two dukedoms over someone makes clitoris stu, expect nobody to care << the whole notion that someone must care, is a bizarre creation of the patients in usg asylum
mircea_popescu: unlike at... no point in history, lol.
trinque: heh, yeah
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform aye.
mircea_popescu delights in picturing the hordes of "awareness raisers".
mircea_popescu: "have you raised any awareness today, brother ?"
trinque: compulsively plugging dead phones into dead outlets over and over
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4401 @ 0.00039876 = 1.7549 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 11700 @ 0.00040964 = 4.7928 BTC [+] {2}
asciilifeform: has anyone here managed to get adacore's 'gps' to run on anything other than winblows ?
asciilifeform: (or so much as tried)
scoopbot: New post on Qntra.net by cazalla: http://qntra.net/2015/03/ross-ulbricht-seeks-new-trial/
decimation: re: batteries < I've never heard of a non-Pb car battery http://corporate.interstatebatteries.com/msds/
assbot: Safety Data Sheets (SDS) | Interstate Batteries, Inc. ... ( http://bit.ly/1GscbfJ )
decimation: asciilifeform: re: gyrojet < lol "recoiless rifle" from your fist? Does the exhaust burn your eye out too?
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044411 << "a whore floats in all weather". ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 21:00:46; danielpbarron: i'm probably in the *worst* place to be when this stuff goes down, although asciilifeform's locale doesn't sound very pleasant either
mircea_popescu: location's really a secondary concern.
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044419 <<< fwiw, i watch films made in the past 20 years <1% of the time. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 21:10:10; cazalla: the majority of movies are shit anyway so even if i had the time to watch them on the reg, they are not even worth pirating
mircea_popescu: talk about a scavenger cult
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044435 << prolly good idea to make this policy now. archive and screenshot EVERYTHING. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 21:24:35; cazalla: BingoBoingo, maybe should've saved the utorrent forum complaints.. forum offline now lol
mircea_popescu: archive.today thing works fine.
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044436 << so what's the problem with that ? ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 21:25:02; asciilifeform: trinque: the hypothetical 'mutual assistance' org you suggest would roughly resolve to a 'society for let's we all get filthy rich, and not warren-buffet-usg-rich either, but mircea_popescu-rich'
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044448 << "slightly" :D ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 21:27:52; asciilifeform: i might exaggerate slightly, but at any rate it won't be accomplished by a fella with a day job.
danielpbarron: http://danielpbarron.com/Avatar_X.txt "On why your comment was removed? Well, you decided to do a slight snide remark and at the same time promote another site. If you had just said: qntra is worth a look. they are more into articles and commentary though. Then you comment would be still there."
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1MdpbEF )
mircea_popescu: wassat ?
danielpbarron: a private thing between me and a moderator of "THE Bitcoin Community on Google+ since 2012"
mircea_popescu: lol ok.
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: wallowing with the eagles again, eh ?
decimation: danielpbarron: someone uses google+ besides poettering?
danielpbarron: i was surprised too, decimation
mircea_popescu: there was a fetlife "btc" fetish group
mircea_popescu: dead since... i dunno, 2013ish
danielpbarron: i barely use the thing and i have 1/5 the "views" of Ethereum's page
decimation: I came upon a google+ stat awhile ago in the logs: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-01-2015#987609 ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 22-01-2015 04:54:20; decimation: lol http://www.businessinsider.com/google-active-users-2015-1 " In other words, 0.2-0.3% of all G+ profiles, about 4-6 million users, have made public posts in 2015. "
mircea_popescu: i thought it was pretty much dead, goiung the way of te yahoo briefcase or w/e
decimation: ;;calc 0.003*6000000
gribble: 18000
asciilifeform: counting supposed users is pure spamatronics anyway
danielpbarron: if it's dead it's because mods like the one i talked to "remove posts and comments all the time and every single day."
decimation: well, if the numbers above are in the right ballpark, google+ has the population of a county seat in rural kansas
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044628 << lol. ironically, it is! ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 23:26:21; kakobrekla: its anal rape half way only
mircea_popescu: decimation i think you're doing it wrong. ~5mn made posts, of a total > 10bn profiles ?
decimation: possibly, I read it the other way
scoopbot: New post on Trilema by Mircea Popescu: http://trilema.com/2015/fderp-january-february-2015-combined-statement/
scoopbot: New post on Trilema by Mircea Popescu: http://trilema.com/2015/mpif-fmpif-february-2015-statement/
decimation: yeah upon re-reading the article you are right
mircea_popescu: it just doesn't make sense for g+ to only have a few mn profiles for all the resoureces they poured into it.
decimation: that's around the population of arizona
mircea_popescu: more's the point, even that watsapp spam outfit had 100mn active.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4000 @ 0.00040661 = 1.6264 BTC [-]
decimation: yeah but that's a slightly different case right? in the sense that whatsapp enabled cross-platform communications?
decimation has never used whatsapp nor ever plans to
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2818 @ 0.00041098 = 1.1581 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: it's mostly a thirld world thing i gather.
asciilifeform is just barely aware of what it was/is, and doesn't think he knows anyone who has seen much less used it
decimation: but if they are simply piping sms from one network to another, than their 'user count' has the same significance as that which the bum who owns brooklyn bridge can claim
mircea_popescu: it's an app.
mircea_popescu: their user count has as much significance as princess leia's ex boyfriend count.
mircea_popescu: not like anyone's marrying her anyway.
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044667 << arm is not actually "purpose built silicone". ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 23:47:26; asciilifeform: if you're selling it, having understood the above line of reasoning and can offer no meaningful counter - you are a scammer.
decimation: jabba the hut has a purpose for her
mircea_popescu: does he wear a hoodie ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: he specifically mentioned cryptoaccelerator modules
mircea_popescu: a
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: (these are often included as coprocessor 'cores' on conventional cpu)
mircea_popescu: and specifically disused by people serious about their crypto
asciilifeform: the chip found in 'pogo', incidentally, has a somewhat dusty one
decimation: asciilifeform: actually you could 'harden' a microcontroller against side channel attacks
asciilifeform: and yes specifically disused
asciilifeform: decimation: the manufacturer can claim to harden against attack. can even do so, to an extent. you - buyer - have no way to distinguish; not to learn what else is - or is not - inside
asciilifeform: i seriously didn't imagine this being such a hard concept for folks to grasp
decimation: asciilifeform: aye. nor could any amount of 'crypto module software' help
mircea_popescu: lol alf giving airgapped guy an incredibly hard time
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044688 << cuz someone pays him toi. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 23:55:48; asciilifeform: airgapped: let's take your word. why, then, do you spend your days working on a problem to which the answer cannot exist ?
mircea_popescu: i know people who try to write novels. another problem for which the solution can not exist.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i've no idea who he is, but he fit my expected pattern for the inevitably next mr yetmoarspam far too well
mircea_popescu: you gotta learn to behead people after rather than before, you nut you.
mircea_popescu: give love a chance!
asciilifeform: if fella's any good he'll snap that head back on & rejoin
mircea_popescu: if he's any bad, also.
asciilifeform: lol
asciilifeform: probably.
mircea_popescu: why then doi you claim to solve a problem through a process through which no solution could be had!
asciilifeform: hm?
mircea_popescu: explicitly : what is the difference between him making secure crypto arms and you cutting random heads ?
asciilifeform: wouldn't dream of trying to solve the particular problem in that thread
asciilifeform: poor fella arrived just as i was thinking of attempting essay re: specificity-of-diddling
asciilifeform: and ended up it
mircea_popescu: lol.
mircea_popescu: happens.
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=06-03-2015#1044644 << beginning of thread ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 06-03-2015 23:41:18; asciilifeform: it is absolutely essential, to understand what is being spoken of here, to go back to the thread about the specificity of hardware-diddling.
asciilifeform: to borrow mircea_popescu's terminology, buying a dedicated, e.g., rsa silicon, communicates information to enemy which he has no business learning
asciilifeform: regarding your intentions to compute rsa funktion
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2015#1044696 << this is sadly such sop, i doubt most derps even register there's anything wrong with it., ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 07-03-2015 00:01:46; asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: and deliberately pseudo-open architecture (runs linux, sure, but with massive closed blobs required even to boot. and vendor regularly pays media mouthpieces to lie about it; also posts astroturfed comments)
asciilifeform: 'raspberry' is egregious and famously so even among the other horrors
asciilifeform: in, for example, the fact that the 'blob' does not merely initialize the hardware, but actually runs at all times on its own coprocessor
decimation: asciilifeform: would you ever voluntarily use a broadcom chip for anything?
decimation: asciilifeform: that's sop in every smartphone that exists
decimation: can't even examine the blob
asciilifeform: decimation: can't say that i would
asciilifeform: 'from cause rather than from principle'
asciilifeform: folks ask me questions like this in meatspace and i end up explaining that no, i do not necessarily know of a specific sin for that specific part number
asciilifeform: but 'fruit of poison tree'
asciilifeform: *rather than purpose
asciilifeform: damnit
asciilifeform: cause rather than purpose.
decimation: yeah I get your point
asciilifeform: now, i happen to have a large collection of hard (and soft) ware that i consider questionable. but it is kept around specifically for abusive experimentation rather than 'use' in the usual sense.
decimation: hopefully one day you will be able to buy your matrix of logic cells from costco to feed into your Mr Fuser
asciilifeform wishes he could name someone other than himself who is working on this problem, but cannot
decimation: so prevailing 30 year fixed mortgage rates went from 3.5 to 4.0 in about 2 weeks
mircea_popescu: clearly desperate bid to reign in inflation
decimation: and 10 year treasuries went from %2.1 to %2.25 just today
mircea_popescu: by now every fucking wikipedia entry containing a sum of dollars has to have a "x in 2013 dollars" affixed.
decimation: all this is because usg released a report that said that 30k more people 'have jobs' and wages were flat
mircea_popescu: no, all this because they're not stupid, and would like to not hang.
decimation: which doesn't mean shit for actual economics but means alot for the magic fed decision meter
mircea_popescu: i'm so curious if next mulatoo in chief actually finds a volcker v2.0
asciilifeform wonders what the rate would have to be to cut off the chump flow
asciilifeform: 100% ?
asciilifeform: 1000?
decimation: the problem is, if you raise rates to the 18% per annum that real estate prices in new york imply, you quickly find that usg is paying all its tax to debtors
mircea_popescu: nah, my guess atm is 32.
mircea_popescu: !up ponzi
ponzi: ;;seen wences
gribble: wences was last seen in #bitcoin-assets 1 year, 37 weeks, 6 days, 3 hours, 4 minutes, and 47 seconds ago: <wences> mircea, are you here?
mircea_popescu: but as a theoretical, probably impractical solution. otherwise, 1-2% hikes each quarter for the next 3-5 years would be what a sane cb would do
mircea_popescu: decimation you don;t mega hike it, you put it on a pain plan.
cazalla: mircea_popescu> archive.today thing works fine. <<< i have started to do this
mircea_popescu: good.
asciilifeform: ideally the mirror would be a genuine #b-a-affiliated box, no ?
asciilifeform: would suck to lose all the mirrored pages in one shot if archive.today is taken out
mircea_popescu: well... yes.
mircea_popescu: nothing beats a local copy, obviously
mircea_popescu: really important stuff can also be deedbot-'d
cazalla: well archive.today provides a download of the archive it makes as well
cazalla: (and yes i know that this cannot be 100% trusted)
mircea_popescu: it makes a nice jpg of the page that can be downloaded.
decimation: what's a 'pain plan'?
decimation: pay the little people 0% when inflation is well above 10%?
mircea_popescu: when you tell the slavegirl "today, you X this much, and tomorrow X+k, and so forth each day X+nk"
mircea_popescu: "the only thing you know for sure is that tomorrow's going to be worse" = pain plan
mircea_popescu: pretty much every good computer game ever.
decimation: heh yeah
decimation: not only will usg be paying all of its tax revenue to debtors, the fed's $4.5 trillion worth of 3% mortgages won't look so good
mircea_popescu: yeah well.
mircea_popescu: i'm not a miracle worker, i'm a butcher. i don't revive dead cows, i just cut them apart.
decimation: ;;calc 18000000000*0.2
gribble: 3600000000
decimation: so at 20% rate, usg pays $3.6 trillion in interest per year. current annual tax revenue is $3.1 trillion
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 31 @ 0.0341 = 1.0571 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8478 @ 0.00042348 = 3.5903 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7500 @ 0.00042457 = 3.1843 BTC [+]
decimation: heh EUR/USD fell to $1.08 from $1.10 ☟︎
asciilifeform: now kakobrekla can buy pogo!
asciilifeform: lol
decimation: asciilifeform: now's the time to import euro strange I guess
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell decimation short explanation as to why exactly it can no longer be fixed.
gribble: The operation succeeded.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9999 @ 0.00042457 = 4.2453 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6100 @ 0.00042457 = 2.5899 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: digging up to see which the fuck earl of somerset was pete talking about (i thought that's a duchy), it turns out there's two different 1st earls of somerset : John Beaufort (Gaunt's son, in 1300s) and Robert Carr, in the 1500s.
thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: ;)
mircea_popescu: unrelatedly : the middle german term for a tournament is... butthurt.
mircea_popescu: bouhourt in french.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4300 @ 0.00042457 = 1.8257 BTC [+]
thestringpuller: !up Vexual
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5850 @ 0.00042574 = 2.4906 BTC [+] {2}
Vexual: why never anyone ups me until i am three sheets?
Vexual: ok so we've got a thing about a cat with good quality management teq
Vexual: weve done poisionous snkes lately tho
Vexual: 8 point, what is this..
Vexual: well, i had this cat wot had 5v kittens
Vexual: one died, presumable of snakebit, and the next day it shooed every other to other places
Vexual: it stopped eating fish and dissappeared,
Vexual: it was eating taipans, and i found them about the house missing the tasty parts, then it really dissappeared but remerged from under a junk pile with 3 new kittens
Vexual: they were the same color but better
Vexual: 2 left and one stayed, and the mother also turned into a footstool, again, presumably snakebite
Vexual: aint life grand
Vexual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELMxZ96HVAU
asciilifeform: !up Vexual
Vexual: ;;seen xinxi
gribble: xinxi was last seen in #bitcoin-assets 13 weeks, 6 days, 5 hours, 3 minutes, and 58 seconds ago: <xinxi> no one is here?
Vexual: working on the hutter prize?
Vexual: ^theres some more constraints for your perpect laptop alf
Vexual: if you give a fuck i imagine it makes things real easy
asciilifeform: wai wat
Vexual: my ai prefers wrongness
Vexual: well like your classic laptop is to classic cars, you can do a time test, running your own software
Vexual: and one russiian always wins
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5800 @ 0.00041473 = 2.4054 BTC [-]
Vexual: hed have b-a logs on a knuckle tattoo
asciilifeform doesn't know even what kind of dope he ought to take in order to understand any of the above
cazalla: what ya drinking this evening Vexual ?
Vexual: beer, ive gotta drive later
Vexual: as people prefer outcomes these days
Vexual: *ai
Vexual: maybe a taxi then
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6700 @ 0.00041314 = 2.768 BTC [-] {2}
cazalla: yeah sounds an idea unless you've only had a few
Vexual: yes
cazalla: i'm drinking some bundy, meant to drink last night but sidetracked with that orlov article and then zzz
cazalla: !up Vexual
cazalla: drinking this https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_788413
assbot: Bundaberg Master Distillers Collection Small Batch Rum 700mL | Dan Murphy's | Buy Wine, Champagne, Beer & Spirits Online ... ( http://bit.ly/1aS8ItU )
asciilifeform: !up Vexual
Vexual: brb
cazalla: those master distiller's batches they put out over the years have been hit and miss
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5751 @ 0.00042311 = 2.4333 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: !up indiancandy1
cazalla: bah soz vexual, was eating muh dinner
mircea_popescu: heh gotta love the "usg could do shit" muppetry on qntra.
cazalla: i wonder if guy commentating as Jorge Stolfi is Jorge Stolfi
mircea_popescu: not like being jorge stolfi is that valuable.
indiancandy1: hiii
mircea_popescu: who's he again, some random fiat-pushing etatist muppet from brazil ?
cazalla: mircea_popescu, i wouldn't know either way, just saw a wikipedia page!! after googling
mircea_popescu: that's good prima facie evidence of nobodyness.
mircea_popescu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Jorge_Stolfi << lawl.
assbot: Talk:Jorge Stolfi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( http://bit.ly/1x2OphS )
mircea_popescu: A Wikipedia contributor, Jorge Stolfi (talk · contribs), may be personally or professionally connected to the subject of this article. Relevant guidelines include Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, Wikipedia:Autobiography, and Wikipedia:Neutral point of view.
mircea_popescu: random etatist muppet from brazil is really a wikipediot first class, too. will wonders never cease.
mircea_popescu: for illustrative purposes, http://38.media.tumblr.com/545009b7f49c13e5d45dafddfc2406a3/tumblr_n676jqxaMl1ttk21ho5_r1_500.gif
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1x2OLVI )
mircea_popescu: the blondy's name is stolfi.
cazalla: looks like a calypso (iceblock from 80s)
cazalla: danielpbarron, who is avatar x? steph?
cazalla: mircea_popescu: there was a fetlife "btc" fetish group <<< buttcoin? at least it'd be a fitting name
mircea_popescu: lol nope
cazalla: had a few too many drinks so..
indiancandy1: grr
indiancandy1: wassup yp
indiancandy1: you guya
indiancandy1: guys**************
cazalla: you cam whoring yet indiancandy1 ?
indiancandy1: lol
indiancandy1: what
cazalla: clock's ticking
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: how's the film biz ?
mircea_popescu: !up indiancandy1
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5300 @ 0.0004255 = 2.2552 BTC [+] {3}
indiancandy1: its shit
indiancandy1: u no anything about internet marketing]
cazalla: sex sells!
mircea_popescu: indiancandy1 everyone thinks they do.
indiancandy1: lol
indiancandy1: no
indiancandy1: man be seriose please
mircea_popescu: i am.
mircea_popescu: http://33.media.tumblr.com/d8d38ac8f7c9b15db664eec17b101f88/tumblr_n32qv5ENti1svwz07o1_500.gif internet marketing.
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Foy8Zo )
indiancandy1: mp u pervert
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8500 @ 0.00042756 = 3.6343 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15700 @ 0.00042793 = 6.7185 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10692 @ 0.00043193 = 4.6182 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10758 @ 0.00043346 = 4.6632 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3900 @ 0.00044123 = 1.7208 BTC [+]
cazalla: !up m4rCsi
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4100 @ 0.00044123 = 1.809 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.QNTR] 10000 @ 0.00028609 = 2.8609 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9450 @ 0.00044388 = 4.1947 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3300 @ 0.00041672 = 1.3752 BTC [-]
cazalla: !up indiancandy1
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6936 @ 0.00041672 = 2.8904 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2700 @ 0.00044515 = 1.2019 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7534 @ 0.0004241 = 3.1952 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3704 @ 0.0004493 = 1.6642 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7600 @ 0.00042258 = 3.2116 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3400 @ 0.00042017 = 1.4286 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4550 @ 0.00041495 = 1.888 BTC [-]
danielpbarron: cazalla> danielpbarron, who is avatar x? steph? << no idea; some guy who sent me a private message on google+ who thinks he's important or something
nubbins`: re: raspi blob
nubbins`: http://www.broadcom.com/docs/support/videocore/VideoCoreIV-AG100-R.pdf
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/18ZRpqc )
nubbins`: baby steps
nubbins`: (^ released over 1y ago!)
nubbins`: also http://anholt.livejournal.com/ ☟︎
nubbins`: (Also: lj?!)
danielpbarron: height=257915 vs height=201620 (usb3: height=235018)
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8550 @ 0.0004235 = 3.6209 BTC [+]
asciilifeform: nubbins`: they are contractually obligated to never fully deblob it on account of mpeg 'license' crapolade
asciilifeform: nubbins`: and the vendor is an known, egregious, and unrepentant liar, intent on giving an impression of 'open' for some strange reason ☟︎
nubbins`: yeah, i read the non-info of the press release bragging about open-sourcing the shim between the cpu and gpu
nubbins`: who gives a fuck about mpeg tho! (aside from those who do)
nubbins`: re: open, it's just the fashionable clothing these days 8)
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9150 @ 0.00042379 = 3.8777 BTC [+] {2}
nubbins`: my understanding is that mpeg is required for their camera add-on (no idea why)
nubbins`: really don't see the problem w/ swapping out for ogg
asciilifeform: nubbins`: their chip isn't quite fast enough for guaranteed real-time high-res video without the hardware accel.
nubbins`: nod
nubbins`: and if there's one thing necessary to bringing STEM education to third-world classrooms... ☟︎
asciilifeform: l0l
nubbins`: it's 1080p @ 60fps o.O
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nubbins` shrugs, continues using raspi as AirPlay receiver
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mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2015#1045296 << sounds pretty painful. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 07-03-2015 13:34:15; nubbins`: also http://anholt.livejournal.com/
nubbins`: he's using livejournal, obv masoch
nubbins`: but yeah, 2nd sentence, "I learned some unstated rules about..."
mircea_popescu: indeed.
mircea_popescu: on both scores.
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2015#1045301 << who do you count there ? broadcom ? ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 07-03-2015 13:43:26; asciilifeform: nubbins`: and the vendor is an known, egregious, and unrepentant liar, intent on giving an impression of 'open' for some strange reason
mircea_popescu: the eben upton broadcom response to rhel's poettering ?
nubbins`: so, i'm sure we all know why debian is called debian
nubbins`: i'm researching some soy-based industrial cleaning products from a company called franmar
nubbins`: owned by -- you guessed it -- a frank and a marilyn
mircea_popescu: nubbins` because that's the first thin through murdock's mind ?
PeterL: RE gyrojet: one thing that sped failure was 13 mm caliber, which exceeded the 12mm size limit, so needed extra note from stalin
PeterL: it would be interesting to see something a bit larger tried with grenade shell
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: broadcom. but also the apologists (many of whom, i gather, weren't even -paid- shills, but merely fools)
mircea_popescu: well, it tried for the entire "being apple" marketing thing.
mircea_popescu: no steve, so not the same results, but it does show there exists this partiuclar herd of cattle in the wild, ready for a milking
mircea_popescu: PeterL you mean fired from grenade launcher ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i kinda followed the whole thing; even bought - back when it was not clear what it was - the device (1st ed. 'raspberry')
PeterL: yeah, sort of a small grenade launcher combining some attributes of gyrojet
asciilifeform: (still have it, and the camera option. mostly gathers dust.)
mircea_popescu: afaik there's only one size grenade launcher.
PeterL: I guess if you scale up any more you get RPG
PeterL knows little about current tech in grenade launcers
asciilifeform: ^ afaik those haven't really changed since ww2
mircea_popescu: actually you get the muchly admired panzerhaubitze 2000
mircea_popescu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V_-iZYIofU <<< in other news, jack black is a talented fuck.
assbot: High Fidelity - Jack Black - Let's Get It On - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/1DVAs7W )
PeterL: so my question is if they would be improved by adding gyrojet-type propulsion?
mircea_popescu: "Broadcom Corporation is an American fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business."
asciilifeform: PeterL: different animal, really - rocket vs shell
mircea_popescu: "Obama is an American educationless Stanford graduate in the politics and constitutional amendments business"
mircea_popescu: "H R Clinton is a American penisless disk jockey in the porn and sexy business"
mircea_popescu: gotta love tardspedia.
nubbins`: so franmar's cleaning products are all based on methyl soyate
nubbins`: which means that i can get a goddamn /haze remover/ that's drain-safe :0
PeterL: yesterday I was driving through Western Michigan, saw a house with a big Confederate flag in the front yard. was like WTF?
mircea_popescu: speaking of heavy howitzers : a move reminescent of the dumping of the warthog is the army cancellation of crusader paladin upgrade / any nlsc weapon at all. leaving the paladin, a 1960s make, as the pretty much only us howitzer for the rest of history.
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mircea_popescu: that the russians are beating them at air tech is painful but perhaps unavoidable - kennedy's spur failed to outlast kennedy.
mircea_popescu: but that the germans are beating them over artillery ?! cmon.
asciilifeform: the actual selection criteria for u.s. weapons systems funding are not a secret...
mircea_popescu: nubbins` i thought that thing was toxic.
PeterL: US verison of "austerity" is to cut the most useful platforms, trying to scare politicians into giving more funding?
nubbins`: mircea_popescu apparently way, way less toxic than traditional haze removers: lye and bleach
mircea_popescu: PeterL i dunno, but the parallels with 1935 england are striking.
nubbins`: mircea_popescu also biodegradable fwiw
mircea_popescu: nubbins` now this all depends. lye and bleach ARE biodegradable.
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mircea_popescu: whether this thing degrades or accumulates...
nubbins`: hmm fair
nubbins`: Methyl soyate has a high solvency with a Kauri-butanol (KB) value of 58 and has low toxicity when compared to other common substances. In comparison to most commercial solvents, methyl soyate is safer to handle and store due to its high flashpoint of approximately 360 degrees Fahrenheit and high boiling point of well over 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not list methyl soyate as an
nubbins`: ozone-depleting chemical (ODC), hazardous air pollutant or volatile organic compound. Methyl soyate�s slow evaporation time can be seen as a disadvantage, but in certain applications methyl soyate outperforms other traditional solvents when longer settle times are needed.
mircea_popescu: http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/chem_background/exsumpdf/methylsoyate_508.pdf
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1EpCySP )
nubbins`: (information provided by the United Soybean Board!)
mircea_popescu: lol
asciilifeform: when biodiesel is finally boiled from lusers,
asciilifeform: will it be sold as 'methyl luserate' ?
mircea_popescu: no, i get it, there's this soy lobby. nevertheless...
mircea_popescu: anyone recall the florida orange lobby push for "use orange peels in cleanning products" ?
asciilifeform: methyl redditate
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform why not ethyl ? ☟︎
mircea_popescu: make an old bingo happy.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: what a crock o'shit that was! still sometimes comes with heatsinks as 'degreaser'
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform shut up you unpatriotic bastard you!
nubbins`: heh
mircea_popescu: IT WAS FOR THE ECONOMY
nubbins`: citrus cleaners are still available
nubbins`: you find em at outdoorsy stores sometimes
mircea_popescu: nubbins` i guess they weren't terribad. but still, the push is the lulz.
nubbins`: nod
nubbins`: FWIW i've used these methyl soyate products before
nubbins`: and they're actually fucking *nuts*.
nubbins`: like, nothing compares.
mircea_popescu: "and im happy to report no flying frogs trying to get into the house yet, so there is that."
nubbins`: nod, they just hover outside the windows 8)
mircea_popescu: "making squealing sounds like my ex wife, trying to get me to go out"
mircea_popescu: "but i know better than that, after what happened to little timmy next door."
PeterL: one project I worked at last job on was making a "cleaner" from glycerol (which is a big side product from biodiesel production)
mircea_popescu: ;;google carbon tetrasulphide
gribble: Carbon disulfide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_disulfide>; carbon disulfide (CS2) | chemical compound | Encyclopedia Britannica: <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/94993/carbon-disulfide-CS2>; Carbon disulphide: <http://www.fao.org/docrep/x5042e/x5042e0e.htm>
mircea_popescu: ^ i used to handle that as a teen!
nubbins`: most of what i know about chemistry comes from screenprinting
nubbins`: phun phact, sodium metaperiodite breaks dichromate bonds
nubbins`: or in layman's terms, emulsion remover removes emulsion ;p
mircea_popescu: lol
PeterL: nubbins`: FWIW i've used these methyl soyate products before << used as solvent?
nubbins`: yeah
mircea_popescu: nah, he does whippets
nubbins`: they fucking *cancel* plastisol inks
mircea_popescu: with a wide variety of compounds
nubbins`: i actually did a couple whippets last month for the first time since uni
nubbins`: 10/10 would not do again
mircea_popescu: prolly cause they changed the laughing gas for tear gas meanwhile.
mircea_popescu: cheaper per ton.
nubbins`: probs
nubbins`: besides, not like i'd know the diff
pete_dushenski: gooood morning!
mircea_popescu: anyway, let it be pointed out that kb 50ish is not really high or anything.
PeterL: didn't we decide propane would be a good substitute gas for the whipped stuff?
asciilifeform: 'a smell of petroleum prevails throughout' (TM)
mircea_popescu: naphtaromatics are what, 500 ?
nubbins`: PeterL propane is used as a propellant in food products
mircea_popescu: PeterL either that or fairy farts, i don't remember. that whole day's a haze.
nubbins`: mircea_popescu try some haze remover
nubbins`: it's made from soy
nubbins`: XD
mircea_popescu: there's hazardous chemicals, and then there's hazearduous chemicals.
nubbins`: yeah
mircea_popescu: how goes petey.
asciilifeform: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/03/31/turpentine-prevails
assbot: Secret of the Universe: A Strong Smell of Turpentine Prevails Throughout | Quote Investigator ... ( http://bit.ly/1EpEvPe )
nubbins`: haze remover was traditionally the most caustic thing in the shop
pete_dushenski: quite nicely mp!
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you know as a kid i used to go to a school whose wooden floorings were turpentined each week ?
nubbins`: incidentally not all solvents are created equal for these jobs
pete_dushenski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnW3xkHxIEQ&app=desktop << lulzy president continues to lulz
assbot: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/1EpEA5l )
mircea_popescu: positively loved the smell.
nubbins`: mineral spirits, for example. terrible ink remover.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: betcha love greek wine too
nubbins`: causes the resin particles to swell
pete_dushenski: two cents say 'sneezing baby panda' runs on the gop ticket against hillary
asciilifeform: drinking turpentine was good enough for socrates..
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform wait wut ?!
asciilifeform: ritsina
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mircea_popescu: the greek word for hemlock was translated by the amjew word for turpentine ?!
asciilifeform: nono
asciilifeform: the turpentine from the casks
mircea_popescu: it's damned pine resin you noob! if you can't tell pine from turpentine you've really no business sniffing aromatics!
mircea_popescu: go back to girls!
asciilifeform: pine resin << and turpentine's waht
mircea_popescu: the distillate from corpses of old lawyers and schoolmasters.
nubbins`: resin-based booze 8)
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i thought that was benedictine, lol
PeterL: pete_dushenski: two cents say 'sneezing baby panda' runs on the gop ticket against hillary << are you referring to one of the politicians, or an actual panda?
mircea_popescu: anyway. a) they're mostly using "syntetic" turpentine, which is an oil product ; b) ;;google pistacia terebinthus
pete_dushenski: PeterL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzRH3iTQPrk
assbot: The Sneezing Baby Panda - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/1EpFheZ )
pete_dushenski: other potential gop candidates: purple rain, 'leave britni alone', wayahee guy
mircea_popescu: urmom ?
pete_dushenski: basically, all these doods : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEpwBVXbKhs
assbot: South Park - Youtube Parodies - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/1DVFuBr )
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: she's not much for politics ;)
nubbins`: wow, this ink remover is actually marketed as a /mastic/ remover
pete_dushenski: s/purple rain/chocolate rain
pete_dushenski: purple rain was prince...
nubbins`: ^
mircea_popescu: arabic gum ? so ?
nubbins`: i'd vote for prince
nubbins`: "will effectively remove white and yellow mastic and even black asbestos mastic for as low as $.11 per square foot with absolutely no odor and minimal efforts"
pete_dushenski: nubbins`: if you could vote for any american candidate, sure.
nubbins`: yeah, this is all hypothetical
mircea_popescu: fun fact : the island of chios, named Sakız Adası in turkish, is what led to romanian calling it sachiz.
nubbins`: the mastic island!
mircea_popescu: mhm
nubbins`: i can only assume this shares a root with the verb "masticate"
mircea_popescu: it does, as it's how it was used.
mircea_popescu: apparently incredibly loved in the harems, which hadn't yet met the yanks (who had not yet met buffett) so there was no wrigley's.
pete_dushenski: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2015#1045171 << now if only cad would stop getting pounded by chf ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 07-03-2015 04:17:02; decimation: heh EUR/USD fell to $1.08 from $1.10
thestringpuller: pete_dushenski: how do you feel about this new canadian exchange?
pete_dushenski: why do i care about chf-cad ? planning a trip there for may upcoming!
thestringpuller: My google and youtube is littered with ads from them.
thestringpuller: Smells like neo-bee almost.
pete_dushenski: thestringpuller: um quardriga ?
thestringpuller: yessir
pete_dushenski: they're not particularly new
nubbins`: ^
nubbins`: <--won't sign up
pete_dushenski: but yes, i've also seen their ads splashed absolutely everywhere
thestringpuller: why are they generating so much press right now? (other than the "publicly traded")
nubbins`: thestringpuller only remaining canadian exchange
asciilifeform: apparently incredibly loved in the harems << amplified the lulz from remembering that the first (and until moving to usa, only) gum i ever chewed on was turkish
pete_dushenski: because now some derps in vancouver want to 'get on the bitcoin train'
pete_dushenski: and think that this is a reasonable way: advertising! investing! exchanges!
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2015#1045310 << can't get boys into tech without getting the girls into nudity. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 07-03-2015 13:53:13; nubbins`: and if there's one thing necessary to bringing STEM education to third-world classrooms...
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i recall reading that you had it too - the one with the racecar photos
asciilifeform: 'turbo' (there were others, i think)
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform defo.
mircea_popescu: turbo was for kids tho, we had the one before that. with fake money. ☟︎
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: sorta my (and i'm sure many other's here) youth
pete_dushenski: tech was the gateway to girly pics
pete_dushenski: *others, not other's
pete_dushenski: or maybe others'
mircea_popescu: http://www.robotstxt.org/db/ferret.html << what in the Heaven Of Shit's name is this!
assbot: The Web Robots Pages ... ( http://bit.ly/1DVH5Hn )
mircea_popescu: The wild ferret web hopper's are designed as specific agents to retrieve data from all available sources on the internet. They work in an onion format hopping from spot to spot one level at a time over the internet. The information is gathered into different relational databases, known as "Hazel's Horde".
pete_dushenski: thestringpuller: either way, they seem to be reasonably reliable
mircea_popescu: known as "we're well the fuck confused, and what are these word things again ? ooo... shiny!"
pete_dushenski: quardriga hasn't done anything exceptionally derpy to my knowledge
pete_dushenski: and i would've heard about it.
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski at least it's not called bitquacoin.
nubbins`: -cad seems ambivalent
thestringpuller: pete_dushenski: "reasonably reliable" sounds like drug dealer who shows up 5 hours late, but still doesn't short you.
pete_dushenski: lol i think they're better than that. a broker i've done a few deals with swears by gerald's business
pete_dushenski: gerald cotton, ceo
pete_dushenski: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitfinex BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 273.72, Best ask: 273.9, Bid-ask spread: 0.18000, Last trade: 273.65, 24 hour volume: 19983.55257685, 24 hour low: 270.55, 24 hour high: 276.93, 24 hour vwap: None
nubbins`: pete_dushenski i'm just not interested in providing a scan of my passport/drivers license
pete_dushenski: nubbins`: you've got a local broker then ? or -otc ?
pete_dushenski: not saying i am either, frankly
pete_dushenski: interested in kyc, that is
nubbins`: pete_dushenski i generally do not buy/sell btc
nubbins`: on the rare occasions that i need to, -otc
pete_dushenski: ya so you *really* have no interest in quadriga :)
nubbins`: :D
pete_dushenski: i don't have a ton of personal interest either, just the least stinky poo, i guess.
pete_dushenski doesn't eat poo
nubbins`: i'm fascinated that they let you deposit and withdraw physical gold
pete_dushenski: and they 'verify' accounts in, like, an hour
nubbins`: o
pete_dushenski: whereas cavirtex was... weeks ?
nubbins`: fuck cavirtex for 4 or 5 reasons
pete_dushenski: with a spikey stick
nubbins`: fuck vaultofsatoshi because they dealt in fuckin doge
pete_dushenski: lol
pete_dushenski: i suppose that relative to doge, gold seems like way less of a scam
nubbins`: "but we're serious biznismen, promise"
pete_dushenski: from toronto!
nubbins`: where important men do important things!
pete_dushenski: home of all the bizniz!
nubbins`: and etobicokeans!
nubbins`: https://www.quadrigacx.com/trade/btc/xau
assbot: Quadriga Coin Exchange | Trade ... ( http://bit.ly/1aT27zv )
pete_dushenski: lol my bro lives in etobicoke at the moment
nubbins`: tell him to stop voting Ford?
pete_dushenski: lol i tried...
nubbins`: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102459024#.
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1aT2eev )
nubbins`: can someone please explain to me why this is an issue?
nubbins`: "massive panic as government needs to change value of magic number that means nothing"
asciilifeform: nubbins`: ceremonial
asciilifeform: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102484418 << another l0l
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1aT2rOJ )
pete_dushenski: phreak attacks.
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thestringpuller: oh are we talking about debt celining again?
thestringpuller: asciilifeform: more ritualistic than ceremonial imo
thestringpuller: asciilifeform: was thinking about you last night as we were messing with high amp electronics in the car.
thestringpuller: we were drunk as fuck and I immediately though, "would alf approve?" to see whether or not the procedure we were undertaking would kill us
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asciilifeform: thestringpuller: just what was it you were doing?
thestringpuller: fucking around with batteries in the not good way
thestringpuller: i eventually had the thought, "Yea ALF would frown on this, lets die another day shall we?"
asciilifeform: thestringpuller was sticking tongue in the smoke socket or what
thestringpuller: ^pretty much
asciilifeform: lol
thestringpuller: don't have multimeter? use tongue instead.
thestringpuller: if death occurs prob > 1 amp
thestringpuller: precision may very
thestringpuller: vary*
nubbins`: good news! my browser appears to be safe from the security bug i just found out about
nubbins` shrugs
thestringpuller: nubbins`: what's the bad news?
nubbins`: ...i can't afford another macbook when this one dies?
nubbins` shrugs again
asciilifeform: nubbins`: this isn't even it
asciilifeform: nubbins`: there -aren't- any more actual macbooks (in, e.g., the 2010 sense) to be had
asciilifeform: and never will be again
asciilifeform: instead you can buy a 'macbook' where the lcd fractures spontaneously. and/or one where the gpu melts
asciilifeform: or you can just mail apple a box of benjies and skip the suffering
kakobrekla: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/200602-utorrent-accused-of-bundling-cryptocurrency-malware-with-popular-bittorrent-client
assbot: uTorrent accused of bundling cryptocurrency malware with popular BitTorrent client | ExtremeTech ... ( http://bit.ly/1Mi5Eof )
asciilifeform: kakobrekla: we did that one yesterday
kakobrekla: ah.
kakobrekla guilty
asciilifeform: although
asciilifeform: 'As for the chosen programs, both of Epic Scale’s choices are Y-Combinator darlings, but one of them, the HIV vaccine immunity project, has been heavily criticized by scientists for having no actual scientists involved and for pursuing debunked methods of vaccine research.' << is a new l0l
asciilifeform: anyone care to dig up the details ?
adlai: asciilifeform: all i know is an HN headline which i didn't bother opening: "[yc company] (YC '15) finds cures for diseases which don't yet exist"
adlai: (some mysteries are best left mysterious)
kakobrekla: O_o
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kakobrekla: > I saw the Add/Remove option in the usual place. The installer, it must be noted, is completely broken and uninstalls essentially nothing — but broken uninstallers, in and of themselves, are not crimes.
kakobrekla: myea, too bad about that.
adlai: eh, i'd say that broken uninstallers are 'crimes' at the same level as running a rigged shell game on a touristy broadwalk
adlai: the marks deserve what they get, but i wouldn't want my daughter marrying the dealer
pete_dushenski: ;;bc,stats
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ben_vulpes: asciilifeform has yet to discover "extended care" apparently.
ben_vulpes: proverbial "box of benjies".
ben_vulpes: has this magical effect of guaranteeing hardware performance for 3 years.
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: didn't work for my 2 chums
asciilifeform: their machines were -new-
asciilifeform: and apple wouldn't take them back
asciilifeform: 'it was something you did'
ben_vulpes: it's because you live in the Forbidden City.
ben_vulpes: nobody likes that part of the country.
asciilifeform: apples stores everywhere
ben_vulpes: apple ships you people all the 'B' grade hardware.
asciilifeform: packed like trains.
ben_vulpes: they also know exactly how quality each device is.
ben_vulpes: east coast gets the bum hardware.
ben_vulpes: call cali: "oop, sorry. we don't like your kind."
ben_vulpes: "why are you using macintoshes anyways - don't you get government stipends to buy the 10k windows laptops?"
thestringpuller: ben_vulpes: only the pentagon does
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: if you're thinking of 'toughbook' and similar, these aren't normally found among 'desk pilots'
ben_vulpes: nah, the pentagon can barely intercept mail to Fat Kim that has "TOP SEKKREIT PLZ NO BULLY" written all over it
asciilifeform: (if you want to see one, peek into a police car. for some reason the laptop permanently bolted in place there is inevitably a 'tougbook')
pete_dushenski: i've even seen the derps in the photo radar trucks using toughbooks around here
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: seen, entirely in character for bezzleprocurement.
ben_vulpes: anyways, feds can't pull their heads out of their arses. apple, otoh, targets you and yours specifically for pain.
ben_vulpes: "lizard steve".
pete_dushenski: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/cms/binary/10257299.jpg?size=620x400s
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Be9lHY )
pete_dushenski: ^actual photo
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: 'for your convenience we have packaged the defective transistors separately' ? (famous) ☟︎
asciilifeform: (jp reply to an american co. which requested, some time in the '70s, a crate of transistors with the 'usual x% defectives')
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asciilifeform: http://therealbitcoin.org/mailman/listinfo/btc-dev << 'CloudFront attempted to establish a connection with the origin, but either the attempt failed or the origin closed the connection. ' >> ??!?!
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/180dgwv )
asciilifeform: jurov ^^^^^^^^ ?!
asciilifeform: mod6?
ben_vulpes: mailman is jurov's beast.
mircea_popescu: <pete_dushenski> lol i think they're better than that. a broker i've done a few deals with swears by << it'd help if he were in wot
mircea_popescu: <nubbins`> can someone please explain to me why this is an issue? << because for as long as this is a pretend-issue, they can continue to pretend-ignore the various actual issues.
mircea_popescu: i love how "asap", originally a meek "whenver you have a moment" has meanwhile mutated in usenglish to OMFG RIGHT NOW EMERGENCI
danielpbarron: i actually had a pallet take up precious needed space for longer than expected due to the stupid government shutdown
mircea_popescu: <ben_vulpes> nah, the pentagon can barely intercept mail to Fat Kim that has "TOP SEKKREIT PLZ NO BULLY" written all over it << bwahahaha
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mircea_popescu: cloud wut !?
mircea_popescu: "What if the federal government handed you a check for $1,000? Would that go to that new pair of shoes you've had your eye on? Dinner for the family? Credit card bills? The possibilities are endless."
mircea_popescu: dude cnn sure makes the us sound like east africa.
mircea_popescu: srsly, shoes and food, or else debt ?
mircea_popescu: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102318876 << worth reading for the sheer moronity embedded.
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1wPgwa0 )
mircea_popescu: "Some would argue it would mean nothing to the U.S. economy or the consumer's budget anyway. Only a rich person would be that insensitive," the "Mad Money" host said.
mircea_popescu: "Here's the good news: you could have already received that $1,000, but from another source. Pretty sweet, right? It landed in your pocket from a combination of the Persian Gulf nations, non-Opec trading partners, and U.S. oil companies.
mircea_popescu: Thanks, oil!
mircea_popescu: These entities outside of the U.S. have been making money hand over fist for years from oil, and Cramer thinks it is about time that this cartel that kept oil unnaturally high priced for so long return it back to hard working citizens."
mircea_popescu: it just... it's not even bitcointalk level. if these people were fired tomorrow, not all of them would qualify to write ranty nonsensical posts on tardstalk in defense of an entrepreneurial artisan woodcarver or w/e.
asciilifeform: probably an intern
mircea_popescu: Abigail Stevenson Digital Producer
mircea_popescu: she looks like a would be porn starlet that didn't make the cut, tbh.
asciilifeform analog consumer
mircea_popescu: i wonder how people justify working there to themselves. "o, i am now stuck in traffic driving towards my workplace, which is cnn. where that fucktard abigail stevenson works. it must mean i'm as incredibly stupid as she is ?!"
mircea_popescu: what goes next ? "no, because i bought that new pair of shoes and dinner" ?
asciilifeform: neh it goes 'no i get to pay rent. mine is not to question why, mine is but to do and die (TM)'
asciilifeform: like the microcontroller fella from last night
mircea_popescu: different article, same source :
mircea_popescu: "A leading tax expert says the Internal Revenue Service can, and likely will, let HealthCare.gov customers keep their Obamacare subsidies through the end of this year if the high court rules in June that those subsidies are illegal.
mircea_popescu: And that six-month grace period in turn could ratchet up political pressure on Republican opponents of Obamacare to develop a plan to replace the valuable subsidies, which would be expiring right on the eve of the 2016 presidential primary season, instead of this summer."
asciilifeform: into the valley of derp, rode the six hundred.
mircea_popescu: pretty much everything on cnn seems to be on the topic of populism.
mircea_popescu: "giving moneyz to ppls!!1"
mircea_popescu: "About 7.5 million HealthCare.gov customers are at risk of losing those subsidies, which help them pay monthly premiums for health insurance plans purchased through that federally run marketplace that serves 37 states. Experts predict that more than 8 million people would become uninsured next year after finding their plans too expensive without the subsidies, and after plan prices rise to compensate for the loss of cu
mircea_popescu: stomers."
mircea_popescu: that shit worked so well omfg...
asciilifeform: it's cement.
asciilifeform: which is to say, making sure that the thing is not removable under any conceivable 'reform'
mircea_popescu: "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his letter.
mircea_popescu: lmao.
mircea_popescu: "accordingly, we're cutting down our expenditure" said no wh ever.
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mircea_popescu: unrelatedly, http://glitzybits.blogspot.com/2007/08/demi-moore-bares-all-for-oui-at-18.html
assbot: Glitzy bits: Demi Moore bares all for OUI at 18. ... ( http://bit.ly/1wPi7fS )
mircea_popescu: somehow, "pickup mastery" was a thing in 1980.
mircea_popescu: TW: 80s nudity.
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mircea_popescu: asciilifeform btw, on the poetry translation angle, http://trilema.com/2011/sfinta-inocenta-puberala/
assbot: Sfinta inocenta puberala pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1GtSx38 )
mircea_popescu: it's the 1930 anthem of romania's fascist group, rewritten to quite outrageous ribaldry.
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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: neato!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: your own creation ?
mircea_popescu: yup.
mircea_popescu: and then had the girls sing it!
mircea_popescu: ;;google sfinta inocenta legionara
gribble: Cassian Maria SPIRIDON - Convorbiri Literare: <http://convorbiri-literare.dntis.ro/TATAsep3.html>; Senzationalul unor amintiri de mare clasa - Observator Cultural: <http://www.observatorcultural.ro/Senzationalul-unor-amintiri-de-mare-clasa*articleID_4369-articles_details.html>; Sfintii Inchisorilor | Facebook: <https://ro-ro.facebook.com/pages/Sfintii- (1 more message)
mircea_popescu: hm
mircea_popescu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppbHF91KaKE < original
assbot: Sfanta Tinerete Legionara - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/1BixbRI )
asciilifeform: who are the stiffs ?
mircea_popescu: the stiffs ?
asciilifeform: yeah i counted at least 3
asciilifeform: in that film
mircea_popescu: ...
mircea_popescu: me\ actually looks now
mircea_popescu: you mean dead bodies ?!
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform: lying about
asciilifeform: 1'32" for instance
asciilifeform: 2'36"
mircea_popescu: oh, the first two are prolly repatriated dead in spain.
asciilifeform: condor ?
mircea_popescu: ion mota, vasile marin. dead in alhambra iirc
mircea_popescu: nah, romania had its own thing
asciilifeform: hey even ireland did
mircea_popescu: and the later pic is i dunno what.
mircea_popescu: im not all that up to date to their internal strife, but think in terms of ny mafia. some underboss or other.
mircea_popescu: tony twoteeth or sammy horseplank or w/e
asciilifeform: assumed it was some horst wessel-like figure or other
asciilifeform: fuckdamnit read a 80GB disk seven times and came up with seven distinct images.
asciilifeform: i go to find out why;
mircea_popescu: lmao
mircea_popescu: diddlatroll.jpg
asciilifeform: best hypothesis appears to be: the chinese crapfarm who built the adapter - used conductive glue instead of solder for one of the connectors
asciilifeform: why - no one knows
mircea_popescu: "Multi legionari ar fi dat orice ca sa-i insoteasca in aceasta Cruciada. Insa lipsa fondurilor si previzibila impotrivire a guvernului fata de o expeditie de amploare au facut ca Legiunea sa trimita pe front o echipa alcatuita din numai sapte oameni." << "everyone wanted to go but too poor to afford the trip, and besides, parents wouldn't approve. so they had their own 7 man condor legion."
mircea_popescu: no sword, no horse.
mircea_popescu: granted, the communist halp was by and large not much better, but anyway,
asciilifeform: http://imgur.com/ciblKo8
assbot: wtf conductive glue! drops bits... - Imgur ... ( http://bit.ly/1GtV90R )
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mircea_popescu: looks like you found someone's toilet break
asciilifeform: about one per ~10 GB, on average.
asciilifeform: wonder if it's actually slightly semiconductive
asciilifeform: and picking up the proverbial 'voice of america' every now & then.
asciilifeform: looks quite like solder from a distance
asciilifeform: (the grungy, dark lead-free kind)
asciilifeform: oddly enough - used for just the pata 40pin header and nothing else
mircea_popescu: in other news, http://38.media.tumblr.com/68e9a0103fcf9c56fb4d901f12b06400/tumblr_mwvrf4gDpg1rk82pto1_400.gif
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Bizcxd )
jurov: http://therealbitcoin.org/ got rebooted , on it
assbot: ..::[ The Bitcoin Foundation ]::.. ... ( http://bit.ly/1GtVZuA )
asciilifeform: jurov: that thing actually uses 'cloudfront' ?
asciilifeform: why?
jurov: it already shrugged off a ddos attempt at lower cost than anything else
jurov: so, why not?
asciilifeform is not sufficiently up to date on the subject to remember why he instinctively flinched at seeing 'cloudfront' on the error page
asciilifeform: possibly the word 'cloud'
jurov: we're back online
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mod6: nice
jurov: well, it's just amazon insists on renaming everything to "elastic cloud". cloudfront is just ordinary CDN and the stuff there is static content.
jurov: and i should shot the word "just" to the head
scoopbot: New post on Trilema by Mircea Popescu: http://trilema.com/2015/one-february-three/
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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: .gif << what wasted talent. think of how much cocaine would fit
mircea_popescu: maybe it's training run.
mircea_popescu: jurov it read cloudflare in my head
mircea_popescu: alf prolly same
jurov: aha
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: yes!
asciilifeform: it did
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asciilifeform: !up ecstaticpessimst
danielpbarron: http://ecstaticpessimist.in/
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1BTLDkX )
adlai: bu20u/b
adlai: oops
asciilifeform: http://ecstaticpessimist.in/projects << lol
assbot: Ecstaticpessimist ... ( http://bit.ly/1BTLQER )
ecstaticpessimst: danielpbarron: you got it
asciilifeform: ecstaticpessimst: what brings you to #b-a ?
ecstaticpessimst: I heard it was a good knowledgable bitcoin community and I wanted to observe
danielpbarron: heard from who/where?
asciilifeform: ecstaticpessimst: best way to get a feel is to read the log, published on www, log.bitcoin-assets.com
ecstaticpessimst: A friend, I forget their irc name though.
ecstaticpessimst: asciilifeform, ill take a look thanks
asciilifeform: http://ecstaticpessimist.in/writings/1 << mega-l0l
assbot: Ecstaticpessimist ... ( http://bit.ly/1MfEFYx )
asciilifeform: ^ worth reading
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu ^ definitely a 'dulap' sort of flavour
jurov: http://xkcd.com/1495/ lol rmunroe runs foundation code?
assbot: xkcd: Hard Reboot ... ( http://bit.ly/1MfET23 )
ecstaticpessimst: I feel like im immediately being dissected.
jurov: viva la vivisection
asciilifeform: ecstaticpessimst: neh, this is the positive reception. the folks who have nothing of interest published - they're the ones who get the dissection
ecstaticpessimst: I havent given anyone that website, i havent added everything ive done to it yet, its like having someone read a book that you've only made loose scribblings on.
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asciilifeform: it's a www site
asciilifeform: public.
asciilifeform: and anyway that's story's a real riot
ecstaticpessimst: true, I just have a very small web presense so most of the views come from people Ive met in person and I dont tell them about it usually.
ecstaticpessimst: haha do you actually think so? if so I want to know what you hated about it.
asciilifeform: liked
asciilifeform: https://torrentfreak.com/under-u-s-pressure-paypal-nukes-mega-for-encrypting-files-150227
assbot: Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files | TorrentFreak ... ( http://bit.ly/1BTOOJr )
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assbot: [HAVELOCK] [ALC] 18 @ 0.1 = 1.8 BTC [+]
danielpbarron: Nobody noticed the hat initially. Was the city too busy for the hat to be anything of interest? It took five or so hours of walking around different parts of Manhattan before anyone said anything. When it started to get dark out people reacted completely differently. One person came up to me, asked about the hat and then offered me a range drugs. http://ecstaticpessimist.in/projects/4-forehead-gallery << LOLOL
assbot: Ecstaticpessimist ... ( http://bit.ly/1MfHFnS )
danielpbarron: ecstaticpessimst, what's the url I can submit stuff to to make it show up on your test subject's head?
asciilifeform: !up ecstaticpessimst
ecstaticpessimst: hahaha
ecstaticpessimst: one sec
ecstaticpessimst: Its by email http://foreheadgallery.github.io/#submit
assbot: Forehead Gallery ... ( http://bit.ly/1BTQbHZ )
danielpbarron: !up ecstaticpessimst
danielpbarron: you might need to ask for a cloak in #freenode / there's a DDoS bot hanging around here
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adlai: "Immediately I noticed the feeling of a fishing line pulling me screen-first throughout the day."
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