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mircea_popescu: best pray ~i~ don't identify you as lobster/
Adlai: i'm code literate in java << they've really been lowering the bar eh
Adlai: used to be you needed to write a macro to get your shilly wings
mircea_popescu: honestly i never saw someoine who could code call themselves "code literate in x". sounds more like something i'd say.
Adlai: fwiw that nick means "dark pig"
scoopbot_revived: Changing the BitBet resolution process. http://trilema.com/2015/changing-the-bitbet-resolution-process/
asciilifeform: wtf does 'code literate' mean
asciilifeform: for instance, i've met folks who 'i know c' but cannot tell me how 'duff's device' works
asciilifeform: ( http://www.lysator.liu.se/c/duffs-device.html << for n00bz)
assbot: Tom Duff on Duff's Device ... ( http://bit.ly/1RhZZPQ )
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=19-06-2015#1169198 << umpteenth 'usg vs. clinically retarded schmuck' match. wake me up when the 'usg vs. smart folks' match is being played. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 19-06-2015 23:12:39; trinque: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/06/13/dallas-police-shooting-zombie-apocalypse-assault-vehicle-and-troop-transport/ << looks to be the one
mircea_popescu: "A second poster tried the test, but botched the implementation, proving only that with diligence it is possible to make anything run slowly."
mircea_popescu: win
asciilifeform: duff's device is ~3 wks older than i am.
mircea_popescu: bang emailpaths too
asciilifeform: http://everything2.com/title/Duff%2527s+device << see also.
assbot: Duff's device - Everything2.com ... ( http://bit.ly/1Ri0Ujk )
mircea_popescu: ah lordy.
mircea_popescu: From research!ucbvax!dagobah!td Sun Nov 13 07:35:46 1983
mircea_popescu: Received: by ucbvax.ARPA (4.16/4.13) id AA18997; Sun, 13 Nov 83 07:35:46 pst
mircea_popescu: Received: by dagobah.LFL (4.6/4.6b) id AA01034; Thu, 10 Nov 83 17:57:56 PST
mircea_popescu: three fuckenb days.
asciilifeform: hey, usenet.
asciilifeform: 3, or 33, just the same.
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mircea_popescu: "It amazes me that after 10 years of writing C there are still little corners that I haven't explored fully. "
mircea_popescu: top kek
asciilifeform: 'corners of c' are not unlike 'corners of chess'
mircea_popescu: what do you mean "how it works" anyway ? cheaper to compare than to iterate.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: many n00bs begin with 'wtf how does this even compile'
mircea_popescu: why shouldn't it compile ?
asciilifeform was not one of them, cannot answer
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=19-06-2015#1169180 << my objection is not 'breaks backups', but 'breaks brainwallets' ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 19-06-2015 23:04:20; ben_vulpes: wai wut how do they not break backups.
decimation: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=19-06-2015#1169188 < yeah sennheiser has gone down in quality over the past few years too, they have to try to milk the idiot-herd too I guess ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 19-06-2015 23:08:30; kakobrekla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=19-06-2015#1168375 < actually sennheiser is meh. here i have a 20$ headphones that beat the shit out of 200 and 350$ sennheisers.
asciilifeform: (see recent 'brainwallet' thread)
mircea_popescu: is it because they imagien that the "do" only exists in case 0
mircea_popescu: and otherwise there's a "dangling while" ?
mircea_popescu: this isn't how the compilers [used to] work
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: aha
asciilifeform: 'wires cross that must not cross' or the like.
mircea_popescu: actually i appreciate now why you mentioned it
asciilifeform: breaks some folks' mental model of c
mircea_popescu: this is a subtle but perhaps excellent test for distinguishing the categories you proposed
asciilifeform: there we go
asciilifeform appreciates mircea_popescu's quickness on the uptake
mircea_popescu: "they who imagine the computer is god" from "they who imagine the computer is this tramp they picked up hitchhiking and will fcuk her a little before cutting her up to pieces"
asciilifeform: ^ this and precisely this
mircea_popescu: incidentally, the original babbage wonderment is perhaps the first clash of the two
mircea_popescu: "why should the machine put out the right numbers regardless ?!?! BECAUSE IT IS THE MACHINE"
asciilifeform: the ultimate stage of this development is to realize that the tramp was already dead, cut up by a long series of maniacs previously, and one's job is to in fact stitch its parts together into a frankensteinian creature of one's own conception
mircea_popescu: before fucking her a while before cutting her up again
asciilifeform: naturally.
asciilifeform: how else.
asciilifeform: of course, folks who regularly deal with the output of c compiler cannot be surprised by duff's device ☟︎
mircea_popescu: actually, any half good lawyer wouldnt be surprised either.
mircea_popescu: this is exactly how law works too.
asciilifeform: the 'mystery moment' only exists for those who began their study with c or similar
decimation: the confusing thing to me is the closure in the middle of the switch
asciilifeform: 'language lawyer' is a term of art for a reason.
mircea_popescu: but it is a powerful indictment of the "colored bits" concept. because lo! the compiler doth NOT CARE whence this executionable bitcoin went. merely what it says
mircea_popescu: if the while has where to return, it is happy.
asciilifeform: aha.
asciilifeform: sorta like the machine doesn't care if such-and-such is getting jumped to because a d00d munged the return address through buffer overflow, etc
asciilifeform: !s cold equations
assbot: 16 results for 'cold equations' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=cold+equations
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decimation: I guess if it compiles and produces machine code, machine will execute
asciilifeform: ^ the basic story of the whole 'camel hump' thing, long before pc
mircea_popescu: decimation the only way that wouldn't compile is if you specifically put custom code in tyh4e compiler to complain about it
mircea_popescu: and i bet you for any bayesian filter you can come up with someone can find a circumventer
decimation: yeah, no compiler/static checker can possibly consider all cases
decimation: any more than enumerate all possible chess 'corners'
decimation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_number < shannon and others estimated number of chess positions to be around 2^155
assbot: Shannon number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( http://bit.ly/1TClmPN )
mircea_popescu: that said, it's prolly a safe bet that contemporary compilers do in fact complain
mircea_popescu: i dunno.
mircea_popescu: (about trivial cases, obviously)
mircea_popescu: anyway : the do doesn't exist when it appears in the code, but when the returning while is looking for it. much like the tits on the girl don't belong to the girl. ☟︎
decimation: gcc swallows it without complaint
mircea_popescu: was thinking more like visualc / msvc / whatever
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform "Police disabled the vehicle with a .50 caliber rifle shot to the engine block."
decimation: "I cannot quote chapter and verse, but Larry Rosler, who was chairman of the language subcommittee (I think), has assured me that X3J11 considered it carefully and decided that it was legal."
mircea_popescu: you know what happened. some lt in that preceinct had a .5 DE in his special closet. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: i dun wanna hear any more bitching about that gun
decimation: https://web.archive.org/web/20070106181008/http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/08/02/152847.php < nearly 50 years ago, before swat teams, police just asked local folks come with their guns and help
assbot: Charles Whitman and Futureshock 40 Years Later @ Blogcritics.org ... ( http://bit.ly/1TCmkvg )
mircea_popescu: well, a posse
decimation: "What struck me as most fascinating were the accounts from several sources of how the police dealt with the lack of covering fire that a SWAT team would provide today. They just went to citizens in the area and asked them to bring their rifles and shoot at the tower, and they all went to their pickups, got their deer rifles and did what they could to help."
decimation: "Their covering fire kept Whitman down and limited him to shooting through a drain opening, pretty much stopping the killing and giving officers the opportunity to get into the building. The officers also deputized one of the citizens to go with them into the tower to give them a bit more firepower, although he didn't end up facing Whitman.
decimation: they probably didnt' use a .50 DE, they probably had a proper anti-material rifle
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mircea_popescu doesn't think so.
mircea_popescu: iirc amr .5 is a russian idea.
mircea_popescu: nato fires 99mm ☟︎
decimation: I doubt a .50 action express has enough power to penetrate armor
trinque: asciilifeform | http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=19-06-2015#1169198 << umpteenth 'usg vs. clinically retarded schmuck' match. wake me up when the 'usg vs. smart folks' match is being played. << weather's getting hotter all the time ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 19-06-2015 23:12:39; trinque: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/06/13/dallas-police-shooting-zombie-apocalypse-assault-vehicle-and-troop-transport/ << looks to be the one
decimation: mircea_popescu: yeah but the desert eagle round is only 33 mm long
decimation: has about 10x less energy
decimation: http://controversialtimes.com/news/dallas-gunman-killed-by-single-shot-from-snipers-50-caliber-rifle/ < was .50 bmg rifle
assbot: Dallas Gunman Killed by Single Shot from Sniper’s .50 Caliber Rifle ... ( http://bit.ly/1TCnyXm )
trinque: joe stack et al, glory to them all
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asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169341 << no!! 'barrett.' standard issue in usa to police since a few yrs ago ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 00:56:22; mircea_popescu: you know what happened. some lt in that preceinct had a .5 DE in his special closet.
asciilifeform: precisely for occasions like this
asciilifeform: if anyone recalls, a while ago i posted photos from my town's police expo. they had just such a rifle, and introduced it as 'for cars'
decimation: yes and the armor piercing .50 bmg rounds are common.
decimation: I have a friend who has one, they are fairly common among shooting enthusiasts
asciilifeform: a little costly
asciilifeform: but available
decimation: yeah
decimation: he told me the cheapest way to get ammo is to buy usg surplus
asciilifeform: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.50_BMG#/media/File:Rifle_cartridge_comparison.jpg << far left of photo
assbot: .50 BMG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( http://bit.ly/1IplYzm )
decimation: apparently after the round is shipped too many times, the powder becomes too fine and burns off too quickly
decimation: usg sells shell as surplus, can reload yourself
asciilifeform: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.50_Action_Express#/media/File:50_AE_and_32_ACP.jpg << left side - the cartridge mircea_popescu may have been thinking of
assbot: .50 Action Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( http://bit.ly/1Ipm61Q )
asciilifeform: iirc it was pitched for 'big game'
decimation: the .50 ae?
asciilifeform: aha
decimation: it's not really strong enough for that either
decimation: maybe at really close range
asciilifeform: there are a few ludicrously heavy pistols that fire .50ae. for some reason mircea_popescu seems to like'em.
decimation: maybe he spent his youth playing counterstrike
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169352 << 99mm would be a cannon shell - if it existed ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 01:04:38; mircea_popescu: nato fires 99mm
asciilifeform: (perhaps mircea_popescu was thinking of famous nazi '88' ?)
decimation: I assume he meant .50x99mm
asciilifeform: ah
asciilifeform: ru version has same, iirc, bullet, but 108mm shell
asciilifeform: (why? ask'em not me)
decimation: asciilifeform: apparently the marine snipers use .308 with only 1000 yards range http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/why-the-marines-have-failed-to-adopt-a-new-sniper-rifle-in-the-past-14-years/2015/06/13/cb924d96-0eaf-11e5-a0dc-2b6f404ff5cf_story.html
assbot: Why the Marines have failed to adopt a new sniper rifle in the past 14 years - The Washington Post ... ( http://bit.ly/1IpmuO7 )
decimation: taliban/isil with .50 cal dshk can outrange them
asciilifeform: in nato armies, 'sniper' is often used interchangeably with 'designated marksman' which are rather different jobs
decimation: yeah it isn't clear if this article is about actual snipers or designated marksmen
asciilifeform: at any rate, u.s. police love these things. for shooting through cars, boats, walls
decimation: yeah, in this case it obviously came in handy
decimation: but this will be the one corner case that will justify $mil in usg 'requirements'
asciilifeform: iirc most of them were handed out to police by pentagon, for 'free' (gulfwar2 surplus)
decimation: yeah probably
asciilifeform: for enthusiasts - 5-8k usd.
asciilifeform: who wants - go, buy.
decimation: if you fill out reams of usg paperwork and file for license you can also have .50 machine gun
asciilifeform: (usa. no idea what equiv. is elsewhere.)
decimation: but be ready to spend $$$ for ammo
asciilifeform: at ~5 usd / round, one has to really like the music.
decimation: heh yeah
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169336 << which is why http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169312 ☝︎☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 00:50:54; mircea_popescu: anyway : the do doesn't exist when it appears in the code, but when the returning while is looking for it. much like the tits on the girl don't belong to the girl.
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 00:42:54; asciilifeform: of course, folks who regularly deal with the output of c compiler cannot be surprised by duff's device
asciilifeform: 'duff's device' represents 'leaking abstraction' concept.
asciilifeform: (it rubs the reader's face in the fact that all c control structures translate into jumps, which are quite the same as the much-maligned 'goto')
asciilifeform: compiler won't let you cross stack frames, though
asciilifeform: (for this, you need setjmp()...)
asciilifeform: phun phakt: 'scheme' programming language has its 'call-with-current-continuation', perhaps the oddest and 'most generic' control structure known, which takes the current place in execution and turns it into an assignable (yes) closure (i.e. callable function!) -- typically it is implemented using setjmp(). ☟︎
asciilifeform: http://www.madore.org/~david/computers/callcc.html << see also.
assbot: A page about call/cc ... ( http://bit.ly/1IpnEZK )
asciilifeform: call/cc reliably melts n00bs' brains when first encountered.
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mircea_popescu: decimation aha right you were.
decimation: asciilifeform: might as well set program counter directly
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decimation: http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/airplane-stowaway-plunges-to-his-death-338044.html
assbot: Airplane stowaway plunges to his death | Irish Examiner ... ( http://bit.ly/1GxuUVw )
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decimation: !up indiancandy1
indiancandy1: hey bitches
mircea_popescu: haha.
mircea_popescu: you on xotika yet ?
indiancandy1: were
mircea_popescu: https://xotika.tv/
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indiancandy1: mp did u run a porn business
mircea_popescu: sort-of.
indiancandy1: few years ago
indiancandy1: ?
mircea_popescu: yeah.
mircea_popescu: https://bitbet.us/bet/1155/freeseas-inc-nasdaq-free-will-trade-at-least-0-10/#c4849 < lmao
assbot: BitBet - FreeSeas INC, NASDAQ:FREE, will trade at least 0.10 USD per share before 1st July 2015. :: 3.24 B (44%) on Yes, 4.19 B (56%) on No | closed 1 day 21 hours ago ... ( http://bit.ly/1J9jf2R )
indiancandy1: what
indiancandy1: what did u do
indiancandy1: sell porn on a irc
indiancandy1: is xotika ur thing
indiancandy1: hello
decimation: wtf why are people betting on random greek shipping companies?
mircea_popescu: decimation i have nfi.
mircea_popescu: indiancandy1 nah it's naphex'
indiancandy1: im greek
indiancandy1: :P
indiancandy1: well half
decimation: lol FREE has -336% net profit 2014
indiancandy1: is he onine
indiancandy1: naphex message me
indiancandy1: mircea
indiancandy1: tell me about ur porn production
mircea_popescu: indiancandy1 not much to tell, back before you were born porn used ot make money.
indiancandy1: what did u do though
indiancandy1: direct produc
indiancandy1: star>
indiancandy1: ?
mircea_popescu: i was a producer/backer.
indiancandy1: in usa
indiancandy1: eu?
mircea_popescu: eu
mircea_popescu: not at the time yet, but anyway
indiancandy1: interestin
indiancandy1: why didnt u tel me
mircea_popescu: how did you find out in the first place ?
indiancandy1: i was in here
indiancandy1: ppl were tlkin about porn
indiancandy1: someone said
indiancandy1: u used 2 direct porn
indiancandy1: i was like no way
mircea_popescu: well so then that's why i didn't tell you, because i told them. i can't do everything myself.
mircea_popescu: memory is getting hazy after all the years, but i dun think i actually directed anything
indiancandy1: you just invested
indiancandy1: in porn
indiancandy1: in porn
indiancandy1: east europe
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mircea_popescu: a producer is traditionally more like the adult in charge of the children on the set.
decimation: what's the difference between that and the director?
indiancandy1: producer is the finance i belive
mircea_popescu: the director's more like the spiritual leader of teh tribe. the producer just makes sure they have enough food and don't fight with it.
indiancandy1: so you were on set watching the talent
mircea_popescu: indiancandy1 i fucked plenty of them, dun worry.
mircea_popescu: kinda half the point of the entire thing.
mircea_popescu: the small half, but nevertheless.
indiancandy1: ahaha
indiancandy1: omg mp
indiancandy1: shocking
mircea_popescu: you shock easily.
indiancandy1: well
indiancandy1: i duno
indiancandy1: so u out the game now
indiancandy1: ?
mircea_popescu: but in any case, ima direct something with girls in it, so twedledoo
indiancandy1: yea
indiancandy1: damn
indiancandy1: i got sleepin issues
cazalla: count sheep
indiancandy1: omg
indiancandy1: u no anastasia
indiancandy1: is from romania
indiancandy1: the makeup mogul
indiancandy1: i watched her documentry
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22656 @ 0.00041601 = 9.4251 BTC [+]
mats: lol.
decimation: mats: the low line density?
mats: no i think indiancandy is funny
mats: am imagining cali valley girl with bollywood english accent
decimation: heh
decimation: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2015/06/17/home-school-shanghai-school-and-american-k-12-all-in-one-conversation/ < lulz
assbot: Philip Greenspun's Weblog » Home school, Shanghai school, and American K-12 all in one conversation ... ( http://bit.ly/1ewosVy )
decimation: " In Shanghai the children, age 5 and 11, had attended an international school that was so demanding the parents had to stay up tutoring until 11 pm some nights. Public school in the Boston suburbs, by contrast, is so easy that the children don?t need any after-school help."
decimation: "However, the mother now has to spend nearly all of her time managing household affairs. ?We had three people to help us in Shanghai,? said the father, ?but here just weekly cleaners.?"
decimation: ^ note that about half the population in the us is paid by the state to do nothing
decimation: they could be doing something useful, like cleaning toilets
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decimation: !up gares
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 17818 @ 0.00043329 = 7.7204 BTC [+] {2}
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12750 @ 0.00041552 = 5.2979 BTC [-]
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12819 @ 0.00041541 = 5.3251 BTC [-]
mats: http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/HP-Security-Research-Blog/There-and-back-again-a-journey-through-bounty-award-and/ba-p/6756465
assbot: There and back again: a journey through bounty awa... - HP Enterprise Business Community ... ( http://bit.ly/1GpcGCp )
mats: > the team is disclosing full details of the Microsoft Internet Explorer research submitted after receiving confirmation that Microsoft does not intend to patch the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) flaw involved.
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mats: http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/careers/army/enlisted/2015/06/18/combat-engineer-specialty-opens-to-women/28916319
assbot: Combat engineer specialty opens to women soldiers ... ( http://bit.ly/1Gpf8sl )
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mats: http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/06/pentagon-building-cruise-missile-shield-defend-us-cities-russia/115723
assbot: Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia - Defense One ... ( http://bit.ly/1GphuYu )
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punkman: lolwut
punkman: http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0620/c90882-8909341.html
assbot: Walnut too hard for cellphone screen - People's Daily Online ... ( http://bit.ly/1GpjkZb )
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 11050 @ 0.00040363 = 4.4601 BTC [-] {2}
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punkman: http://www.tau.ac.il/~tromer/radioexp/
assbot: Stealing Keys from PCs using a Radio: Cheap Electromagnetic Attacks on Windowed Exponentiation ... ( http://bit.ly/1QIbdSA )
jurov: hush, lest you cause alf to start measuring cardano emanations and delay the project 10 years
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mircea_popescu: punkman antenna has to be very close and the reason they use it on laptops is that it doesn't actually work on metallic chassis desktops. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: (not even going into the details of how running bitcoin in the background provides nearly perfect defense for all this, because good luck distinguishing)
mircea_popescu: "In order to extend the attack range, we added a 50dB gain stage using a pair of inexpensive low-noise amplifiers (Mini-Circuits ZFL-500LN+ and ZFL-1000LN+ in series, 175$ total). We also added a low-pass filter before the amplifiers. With this enhanced setup, the attack can be mounted from 50 cm away. Using better antennas, amplifiers and digitizers, the range can be extended even further."
mircea_popescu: yes, further, but logarithmically. the next 1k spent adds 10 cm. the next 100k spent adds another 10 cm. etc.
mircea_popescu: "Q5: What if I can't get physically close enough to the target computer?
mircea_popescu: There are still attacks that can be mounted from large distances. Laptop-chassis potential, measured from the far end of virtually any shielded cable connected to the laptop" << tells you all you actually wanted to know. ☟︎
PeterL: who is running scoopbot_revived ?
mircea_popescu: williamdunne
mircea_popescu: how's the new job ?
PeterL: it's going good, but keeps me pretty busy
mircea_popescu: ;;google anastasia the make-up mogul
gribble: Looks created by Jazmin Makeup Moguls on Pinterest | Bobbi ...: <https://www.pinterest.com/makeupmoguls/looks-created-by-jazmin-makeup-moguls/>; Makeup - Anastasia Beverly Hills: <http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/makeup.html>; Anastasia Beverly Hills | Sephora: <http://www.sephora.com/anastasia-beverly-hills>
mircea_popescu: o.O
mircea_popescu: all these things which exist...
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PeterL: ;;later tell williamdunne want me to give you the nick "scoopbot" for your bot?
gribble: The operation succeeded.
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mircea_popescu: "[How is it possible for an adult American to need to spend full-time maintaining a 20-year-old house? I got some insight into this the other day. << holy shit the us has turned into 80s romania.
PeterL: link?
mircea_popescu: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2015/06/17/home-school-shanghai-school-and-american-k-12-all-in-one-conversation/
assbot: Philip Greenspun's Weblog » Home school, Shanghai school, and American K-12 all in one conversation ... ( http://bit.ly/1fnFENk )
mircea_popescu: was in the log earlier
mircea_popescu: anyway, the comments on that article are particularly retarded. one schmuck that can barely spell brings the entire "football team fan" argument, without a trace of irony or even the faintest hint of self awareness. he honestly believes that since "technology" today is better than 100 years ago, while the math kids could do out of highschool back then was 10x harder, it then follows that studying hard has no payoff.
mircea_popescu: some other schmuck by the name of "jim" explains that he would really really want everyone to beliueve that hte children of special people are not in fact special by this fact, but merely indistinct mass, because everything's equal, and moreover that kids who didn't go through the everything's equal idiocizer "lack the ability to empathize with their peers", which is codetalk for "do not credit the idiotic propositiopn ☟︎
mircea_popescu: that everyoner's equal"
mircea_popescu: i have no fucking clue how greenspun keeps from going on a shooting rampage, living with these idiots. ☟︎
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mircea_popescu: all i can see is
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2014/the-definitive-tract-on-sociopathy/#selection-75.345-75.434
assbot: The definitive tract on sociopathy on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1fnGysY )
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mircea_popescu: "Nevertheless, if at issue is to find out if FartFarer was the DukeDickwalker's father or uncle one can always trust the wikidorks got it right."
mircea_popescu: so im binge-reading trilema and shit i love myself. ☟︎
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mircea_popescu: !up Drhelmut
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Drhelmut: Yo guys
Drhelmut: thx mircea
danielpbarron: http://lastrhodesian.com/data/documents/rtf88.txt << allegedly by the church shooting guy
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1K2MYcm )
danielpbarron: > Yet when we learn about anything important done by a black person in history, it is always pointed out repeatedly that they were black. For example when we learn about how George Washington carver was the first bobbaer smart enough to open a peanut.
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mircea_popescu: rhodesia eh ?
danielpbarron: > I dont pretend to understand why jews do what they do. They are enigma.
mircea_popescu: The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words �black on White crime� into Google, and I have never been the same since that
mircea_popescu: day.
mircea_popescu: anyway, as a present day slave owner that thing makes for a pretty amusing read.
mircea_popescu: "A horse and a donkey can breed and make a mule, but they are still two completely different animals. Just because we can breed with the other races doesnt make us the same. " << this is actually a flawed argument on multiple levels. first off, the mule is sterile. second off, the ability to conceive is a very good measure of species proximity. thirdly, there's no proposition of "identity", there's no such thing as bio
mircea_popescu: logical identity, or for that matter identity in nature.
mircea_popescu: the multicultural proposition is idempotence, not identity.
mircea_popescu: "I think that if we could somehow destroy the jewish identity, then they wouldnt cause much of a problem." bwahaha dude...
mircea_popescu: why the fuck ?
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mircea_popescu: "I will say this though, I myself would have rather lived in 1940's American than Nazi Germany, and no this is not ignorance speaking, it is just my opinion." << holy shit, by the time a guy with serious respect for opinions as a mental construct and a preference for historical us over nazi germany goes shooting up the police station you know the sops problem hath come full circle.
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mircea_popescu: chomsky warned it will, there's http://trilema.com/2013/the-sops-or-what-might-you-expect-from-government-clerks/#selection-349.0-349.11
assbot: The SOPS, or what might you expect from government clerks on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1K2Phfq )
mircea_popescu: the us is no longer governable. they can do all usual the song and dance about how "crazy" etc the guy was, ☟︎
danielpbarron: this isn't the police station guy
mircea_popescu: but there's no stopping the flood of them.
danielpbarron: i guess there were two shootings recently; the church one is all over the news and apparently the police station guy isn't
mircea_popescu: there's going to be weeks with a thousand shootings,
mircea_popescu: if the old whore has enough in her to take it.
mircea_popescu: and ten thousand, and a hundred thousand.
mircea_popescu: "Unfortunately at the time of writing I am in a great hurry and some of my best thoughts, actually many of them have been to be left out and lost forever. But I believe enough great White minds are out there already."
mircea_popescu: the minds are scarcely the problem. which is part of why i credit so little the entire "iq" verbiage. if iq were the determining factor in anything we'd be living on the moon already.
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TheNewDeal: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 361783 | Current Difficulty: 4.969238635489384E10 | Next Difficulty At Block: 362879 | Next Difficulty In: 1096 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 week, 1 day, 4 hours, 17 minutes, and 54 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None
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mats: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/june/mass-extinction-ehrlich-061915.html
assbot: Stanford researcher says sixth mass extinction is here ... ( http://bit.ly/1IVwTDJ ) ☟︎
pete_dushenski: "Using fossil records and extinction counts from a range of records" << not the most complete picture, this. sorta hard to draw conclusions on how many cheeses there are in the world based on the ones at your local grocery store
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pete_dushenski: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169575 << that laptops are only marginally more sane and secure than smartfones, and that proper computing is desktop computing. ☝︎☟︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 11:52:26; mircea_popescu: There are still attacks that can be mounted from large distances. Laptop-chassis potential, measured from the far end of virtually any shielded cable connected to the laptop" << tells you all you actually wanted to know.
pete_dushenski: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169607 << haha. any other gems to share with the class ? ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 13:32:44; mircea_popescu: so im binge-reading trilema and shit i love myself.
pete_dushenski: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitfinex BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 243.91, Best ask: 243.92, Bid-ask spread: 0.01000, Last trade: 243.8, 24 hour volume: 30090.14772989, 24 hour low: 240.0, 24 hour high: 247.81, 24 hour vwap: None
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pete_dushenski: been following that spandrell character that decimation put the chan onto a few weeks back and i have to say that i enjoy and appreciate his historical research and perspective, but it's a shame how badly the kid still cowers in fear of his own shadow ☟︎
pete_dushenski: talking about how "we need to coordinate to protect from sjws"
pete_dushenski: i left him a comment trying to wipe the shit from his eyes but i dun think it was particularly effective
pete_dushenski: https://bloodyshovel.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/public-speech-is-a-bad-idea/#comment-6724
assbot: Public speech is a bad idea | Bloody shovel ... ( http://bit.ly/1IVyXvE )
pete_dushenski: i still keep reading him. but he really ought to show up here. i'll have to invite him around one of these days.
pete_dushenski: "The French generals were a lot tougher and better educated than almost anyone in US uniform today. They'd started off doing Jedburgh team jumps into occupied France in WW2, went on through the meat grinder of Indonesia (many through Dien Bien Phu) and Algeria. In the meantime, they'd gotten real educations, not degrees in Business Management from West Dickhole State like your typical US officer."
pete_dushenski: "I understood that a career spent in a careerist organization has the effect of undermining character and training/selecting for poor moral courage, and that nobody in the US military with the rank and position to plan and launch a coup had the courage to do so successfully."
pete_dushenski: encouraging, no ?
pete_dushenski: a buncha unmotivated, uneducated, unincentivised, uncivilised deskjockeys make up the most 'powerful' arms of the firstbestlargestfastest state in the world
pete_dushenski: if there is a lizard hitler, he's struggling for air beneath his 1000kg cloak of redditardation
pete_dushenski: last two quotes from http://www.jameslafond.com/article.php?id=2540
assbot: JL: ‘A Career Spent in a Careerist Organization’ ... ( http://bit.ly/1IVA2DJ )
pete_dushenski: and it's too beautiful to not be outside right now so ima be gone with the wind !
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thestringpuller: i'm real tired of your shit gavin andressen
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asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169637 << 'not governable' is when the tax receipts dry up, and the cities burn. not when schmuck #xxxxxx fires a few pot shots at cop and dies same day ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 15:19:52; mircea_popescu: the us is no longer governable. they can do all usual the song and dance about how "crazy" etc the guy was,
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169570 << actually works great on desktops. peripheral wiring (and power line) - excellent antennae ☝︎☟︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 11:45:17; mircea_popescu: punkman antenna has to be very close and the reason they use it on laptops is that it doesn't actually work on metallic chassis desktops.
asciilifeform: (yet another reason to run on a double-converter 'ups' or at least an isolator transformer!) ☟︎
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169656 << see above ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 16:49:14; pete_dushenski: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169575 << that laptops are only marginally more sane and secure than smartfones, and that proper computing is desktop computing.
punkman: yeah I'd rather do airgap on laptop with battery than desktop
asciilifeform: did i write here re: how a keyboard (esp. a decent 1980s 'ps/2' one) can be 'heard' from across the street ? ☟︎
asciilifeform: pretty sure that i did.
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169653 << orlov is obsessed with that fella ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 16:41:04; assbot: Stanford researcher says sixth mass extinction is here ... ( http://bit.ly/1IVwTDJ )
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169594 << i read that comment differently - that genetic garbage will not turn into something else regardless of where schooled ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 12:23:56; mircea_popescu: some other schmuck by the name of "jim" explains that he would really really want everyone to beliueve that hte children of special people are not in fact special by this fact, but merely indistinct mass, because everything's equal, and moreover that kids who didn't go through the everything's equal idiocizer "lack the ability to empathize with their peers", which is codetalk for "do not credit the i
asciilifeform: in the past, there was a great deal of noise esp. in usa re: how slum children, in their rookeries, were the way they were solely on account of lead poisoning. well, where is the lead now? and how are the rookeries ?
asciilifeform: ditto for public schooling vs whatever other kind
asciilifeform ran into a number of 'home school' veterans at uni. did not notice anything peculiar about them as people, neither for better or worse.
asciilifeform: incidentally, 'children of special people' ~do~ tend towards 'indistinct mass.' yes, dynasties of thinking folks existed, e.g., the bernoulis, etc. but most are more like feynman's daughter
asciilifeform: nothing to write home about
asciilifeform: 'regression to the mean' ~is~ a thing
asciilifeform: (there is an apocryphal story where feynman was invited to spoodge into william shockley's 'sperm bank of genius.' and he said 'you have the wrong address! go call my father' ☟︎
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asciilifeform: )
TheNewDeal: (tm)?
thestringpuller: (r) (c)
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asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169664 << pretty sure i met herr spandrell at handle's party ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 17:04:21; pete_dushenski: been following that spandrell character that decimation put the chan onto a few weeks back and i have to say that i enjoy and appreciate his historical research and perspective, but it's a shame how badly the kid still cowers in fear of his own shadow
asciilifeform: unless i have him symlinked mentally with a similar fella
asciilifeform: (these 'alt right' folks have blended into 'indistinct mass' in my head, sadly)
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169596 << smart folks understand futility very well. which is why 'postals' tend to be played out by borderline tards, to no long-term effect whatsoever ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 12:24:13; mircea_popescu: i have no fucking clue how greenspun keeps from going on a shooting rampage, living with these idiots.
mircea_popescu: i doubt it has anything to do with smart.
mircea_popescu: imo, eunuchs understand... futility. and for bonus lol points, fut is the present indicative of to fuck in romanian.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: so where are the non-retarded 'postal' ?
asciilifeform: blacked out from news ?
mircea_popescu: i do not think this guy is retarded.
asciilifeform: or, on other end of the spectrum, 'isis' et al - also run by & for tards (and usg stooges)
mircea_popescu: i actually think he is more respectable than pretty much every surviving american.
asciilifeform: respectable perhaps in the chechen 'died a good death' sense
asciilifeform: but what permanent dent did he make in anything?
mircea_popescu: whatever you will call it.
mircea_popescu: yes.
mircea_popescu: he has.
mircea_popescu: obama has left no mark on the world. this man - has.
mircea_popescu: his name i will record, everyone else's - no call.
asciilifeform digs for the original link / stats / corpse count
mircea_popescu: you have to dig no further than right here. the fact that you feel teh need to sell me on the idea he never happened is pretty much good enough.
asciilifeform: i'd like to believe that 'happened.' but want to know ~how~. e.g., are there fewer usg cops today than last week? is the fed printing fewer usd ? what, precisely, is this mark.
mircea_popescu: myeah.
mircea_popescu: but the problem is, there's no promise the how will be approachable.
mircea_popescu: otherwise the buddha'd be a cooking recipe.
asciilifeform: so we have 'partizan died for the motherland' situation.
mircea_popescu: i dun think so.
asciilifeform: job of partizan, however, is not simply to 'die with honour', but take some of the scum with him to hell
mircea_popescu: i dun think any of these actually works in this context.
asciilifeform is grasping for so much as a hint of what works in this context..
mircea_popescu: let's return to gorgo, the woman that allegedly "spartan women can rule men because they can squeeze them out". her husband famously told her to "mary well and serve her man". also, partizan motherland ?
asciilifeform: sure.
mircea_popescu: well then it's a meaningless concept.
mircea_popescu: ie, applies to everyone dead.
asciilifeform: i get the idea that 'many raindrops -> flood.' but where is the flood ?
asciilifeform: and what is to be flooded
mircea_popescu: nono, the idea is that calling everything the same thing is the opposite of trying to understand. you can't analyse by synthetic means.
mircea_popescu: if your observation about a fact is a word that applies to all facts, you've not even attempted to study the peculiar of the fact.
asciilifeform: i'm balking at the idea that the 'how' is this mystical thing that one cannot even attempt to apprehend
mircea_popescu: one certainly can not attempt to apprehend the death of cesaria evora by saying "niggers"
mircea_popescu: yes, she was black. nevertheless...
asciilifeform: even the 'jihad' folks don't work this way
asciilifeform: they have concrete aims, however simplistic
mircea_popescu: no. i don't think your idea of "aims" actually applies to them.
mircea_popescu: they do not have concrete aims in your definition of such.
asciilifeform: 'the scum must die' is an example of an actionable doctrine
mircea_popescu: it is ?
asciilifeform is labouring under a very palpable feeling of failing to get his teeth around the enigma here
asciilifeform: perhaps best comparison is to the mouse in the jar
asciilifeform: say he had beaten his brains out against the glass, while attempting escape. while in a sense this is 'honour', what has mouse accomplished ?
mircea_popescu: but look : the standard european mecanicism is not a universal ideology. actually, plenty of people have never even heard of it. they regard things - often the same things, yes - but that does not necessarily mean they see themwith the same eyes.
asciilifeform: well sure
mircea_popescu: take the easier to digest example of the child who earnestly thinks milk comes from the supermarket.
mircea_popescu: you may think "he eats because hungry - just like me", and he agrees.
mircea_popescu: what if - to him, hungry is the subjective sense of lack induced by watching tv without a milk glass in hand like ... every single case of people watching tv he's seen on tv ?
mircea_popescu: is this, properly, "hunger" ?
asciilifeform: 'philosophical zombie' (tm) (r) ?
mircea_popescu: not even. merely, "european mecanicism zombie"
mircea_popescu: ie, a being not informed by the rote assumptions of your culture.
asciilifeform: btw it is no accident that this term appeared around the same time that these creatures were actually brought into being
mircea_popescu: the ascendancy of ideology does not actually bring anything into being but its own zombies.
mircea_popescu: the rest of the world - unchanged.
mircea_popescu: so the word's backwards.
asciilifeform: so pashtun is actual human, civilized man - zombie ?
asciilifeform: (orlov's '5 stages' book, as well as of course 400 yrs of euro 'wish i were an amerind' material, ends with just this)
asciilifeform: as does limonov, etc.
mircea_popescu: well, not exactly.
mircea_popescu: one's sane and the other mentally ill.
mircea_popescu: because what a dead and decaying civilisation does to the brain is indistinguishable from the early stages of mental illness.
asciilifeform: what planet can i visit to meet sane+civilized ?
mircea_popescu: but the comparison can not be properly carried in civilisational terms - there aren't any. the only common ground is natural, and that's what yields there.
asciilifeform readies launcher
mircea_popescu: sane + civilised is only available at times when a civilisation prospers. these aren't these atm.
mircea_popescu: arguably it's right here, but i think it's early for that.
asciilifeform: ergo the closest thing to sane man in civilization is, today, the wrecker ?
mircea_popescu: in my reading.
asciilifeform: even from this perspective, mr postal is ineffectual
asciilifeform: with his pea shooter
mircea_popescu: effectual is not a consideration.
mircea_popescu: the man who doesn't steal - also "ineffectual".
mircea_popescu: as he caught no thieves.
jurov: btw, when it was prospering? in manifest destiny times?
mircea_popescu: definitely the gilded generation.
asciilifeform: jurov: perhaps, at the latest, when it feasted on the ashes of the remaining planet it burned in the world wars ?
mircea_popescu: 1890 probably closest available. it IS possible china is prospering atm, i am blind and clueless
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the only marginal avenue for all that is claiming mussolini's claimed italian revival was genuine. i speak the language and do not believe the theory, in agreement with the vast bulk of native speakers.
asciilifeform: speaking of, mircea_popescu fan of j. evola ?
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mircea_popescu: hitler&gobbles' inane insanities certainly do not constitute more of a nordic system than the current socialism.
asciilifeform: (afaik evola is only available in original it and in ru) ☟︎
mircea_popescu: i wouldn't go as far as fan
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform let me approach the matter this way : you have an infestation of badgers in your living room. so you set down a dozen traps. overnight, two traps have sprung.
mircea_popescu: the infestation is no longer.
asciilifeform: re: the question of 'when prospered', little story. today i went again to the argentinian fella (who was thrilled that i had visited his home town) to get major work on my car. took a while, and as i always do, went to the antique shops which surround the place for miles around. and, as before, noticed that the artifacts are chronologically upper-bounded around 1955.
asciilifeform: that's when 'prosperity' upper bound.
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asciilifeform: when the nostalgiacs stop.
mircea_popescu: at that time the first trap to ever spring sprung, and the second had not : a) were the other eleven effectual or ineffectual ? b) was the one that sprung effectual or ineffectual ? note that still badgers around, AND FROM THE POINT O VIEW OF THE BADGERS, every item is just as much a trap as the traps.
mircea_popescu: the man who has not shot an invader in his livingroom is not by this a man who will not. just a trap no invader has stepped on yet, is all.
mircea_popescu: the man that has so shot one, is not by this ineffectual, even if invaders left.
asciilifeform: this'd be if he had shot the usg polizei repossessing his house, or the like
asciilifeform: but he did what, break a window ?
asciilifeform: at random station?
mircea_popescu: im not entirely sure i have enough data to build a chain as you propose.
mircea_popescu: i can but shrug.
asciilifeform: what i'm seeing with the 'postals' is something like what tlp saw
asciilifeform: fools acting out 'hollywood' revenge with small arms
asciilifeform: rather than quietly cooking trotyl for years
asciilifeform: or the like
mircea_popescu: this is what all they who disagreed with chomsky and agreed with civilisational narrative re joe stack also saw.
mircea_popescu: it is the siren song of britni spears.
asciilifeform: 'killdozer' fella was better example, imho
asciilifeform: even herr stack could have done well with his little flying bomb
mircea_popescu: iirc he stacked it with extra fuel or something.
asciilifeform: (why did he wait for the usg snakepit to empty?)
mircea_popescu: anyway, it is no argument to say of the badger trap "but it shot no laser"
mircea_popescu: ie, this may be a valid discussion of trapmakers, as it discusses how much of a trap it is, but not at our level, where we discuss what is is.
asciilifeform: so far best i can think of is 'solzhenitsyn's axe' argument
asciilifeform: yes, if every man with axe, then game over
asciilifeform: but it is never 'every man'
asciilifeform: not even among the pashtuns.
mircea_popescu: well no. you are in the unique position where someone killed himself, and you say "his death was not effectual - as it didn't resolve his problems. lo, they are still here!"
asciilifeform: and 'every man with spear' did not help the zulu.
mircea_popescu: well yes, they are. so are you. so what of it ?
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mircea_popescu: in any case : people who don't steal do not become by this better thieves. they do instead become part of a different world.
mircea_popescu: tho thieves often think in terms of "o look, a slow scam is being set up!!1"
asciilifeform: what of it is that folks who are really in a hurry to commit suicide with an optional small side dish desert of small-scale homicide are not partizans.
mircea_popescu: which i guess makes sense. to them, anyway.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform they are, however briefly. the others often never get around to it.
mircea_popescu: you know, once ceausescu was finally killed, it came to light there have been thousands of people plotting his demise, allegedly. to hear them talk, some of these had gone on for decades.
mircea_popescu: the response was usually ridicule.
asciilifeform: ditto in post-war fr
mircea_popescu: right.
asciilifeform: but notice he was not killed by lone 'nutter'
mircea_popescu: he nearly was,
asciilifeform: but by crowd that reached 'schelling point'
mircea_popescu: and ww1 was started by exactly such.
mircea_popescu: the notion that human agency is ever "effectual" is such rank nonsense to begion with, that a pretense of "saving action for optimal effect" can only be regarded in psychogenic terms ☟︎
mircea_popescu: ie, check out this guy's excuse.
asciilifeform: my original observation was that the folks who have the mental chops to bring about four, five-figure body counts - do not.
asciilifeform: and why
mircea_popescu: because they proceed of causes, not towards purposes ? who yet even cares per se of body count ?
mircea_popescu: they're not playing counterstrike
asciilifeform: partizans - cared
asciilifeform: one fewer german, one fewer train, tank
asciilifeform: at the very least, enemy cannot simply shrug and ignore burned train
mircea_popescu: live partizans cared.
mircea_popescu: if this man were here talking, i would make the same exact observation.
mircea_popescu: as you do, i mean.
mircea_popescu: "hey, this isn't the best plan i ever heard"
asciilifeform: when i say 'ineffective,' my thought is 'usg can survive as many of these as are ever likely to appear'
mircea_popescu: but note that at no point would him getting killed be part of a best plan, so
asciilifeform: without a visible dent
mircea_popescu: it's already a given he's taken at most a local maximum
mircea_popescu: in which case...
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform understand, by subjective criteria as you employ, the english empire still survives.
mircea_popescu: confederate us survive ☟︎
asciilifeform: english empire survives!
mircea_popescu: white china survives, and the fucking hittite empire to boot
asciilifeform: usg bought it at fire sale
mircea_popescu: ya ya.
asciilifeform: to rephrase, elephant can be killed by hunter - with bullet, or spear even. but there are not enough chimps in all of africa to kill it by throwing own shit at it, even were all of the chimps to agree to this plan.
asciilifeform: elephant - laughs.
asciilifeform: (or i imagine that it would, if it could)
jurov: i can easily imagine elephat drowning in shit
jurov: *elephant
mircea_popescu: this is only about the elephant for the elephant.
asciilifeform: ;;later tell BingoBoingo today i saw the classic 'mosin' for sale; costing roughly 3x what i last remember seeing...
gribble: The operation succeeded.
mircea_popescu: you're discussing the matter in inadequate terms, as if you were to try and judge software by what happens with the table.
asciilifeform: well, is it possible for me to apprehend the correct terms, whatever they might be, or do i need some of nubbins's lsd ?
asciilifeform: the lsd naturally secreted in my skullcase, apparently does not suffice
mircea_popescu: now that i dunno.
mircea_popescu: i did think teh present conversatiuon made it plainly clear.
asciilifeform: perhaps go back to the observation: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=19-06-2015#1169229 ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 19-06-2015 23:26:40; mircea_popescu: mats and cats have had millions of years to develop fishing implements.
asciilifeform: cats 'act from cause, never from purpose' but still have not invented fishing pole.
mircea_popescu: i've yet to see a cat in desperate need of overthrowing the imposition of catdom upon it, however.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: http://www.abelard.org/e-f-russell.php << mega-relevant
assbot: 'And Then There Were None' by Eric Frank Russell ... ( http://bit.ly/1GyXHZL )
asciilifeform: ^ classic, on subject
asciilifeform: has pretty much the same point as mircea_popescu's explanation earlier
mircea_popescu: well i guess ima read it
asciilifeform: and results in equal amount of 'what am i, the single ant, to do, wtf' after reading.
asciilifeform wanders off to pet pet
mircea_popescu: ‘Is that so?’ The other eyed him speculatively, had another pick at his teeth. ‘And what makes him excellent?’
mircea_popescu: ahaha
mircea_popescu: !up SirJacket_
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shinohai: Interesting read: https://securelist.com/analysis/publications/70673/uncovering-tor-users-where-anonymity-ends-in-the-darknet/ ☟︎
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shinohai: dat netsplit
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mircea_popescu: ahaha
mircea_popescu: ‘Nonsense!’ declared Gleed. ‘There is no such thing. There is no weapon inventable that the other fellow can’t employ once he gets his hands on it and learns how to operate it.’
mircea_popescu: ‘Are you sure about that?’
cazalla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169801 <<< there are english translations (reading ride the tiger atm) ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 19:15:29; asciilifeform: (afaik evola is only available in original it and in ru)
mircea_popescu: that quote is exactly the http://trilema.com/2015/why-representative-democracy-doesnt-work-and-doesnt-make-sense/#selection-151.258-157.105 observation
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asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1169903 << deadly boring on account of none of the material being in any way new (to anyone with even a faint interest in the subject) whatsoever. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 20:31:36; shinohai: Interesting read: https://securelist.com/analysis/publications/70673/uncovering-tor-users-where-anonymity-ends-in-the-darknet/
mircea_popescu: anyway, i will say for the record that a) the "economic" model contemplated by the naive socialist pseudo-anarchists cooking up the story is broken and b) anyone aged 16 who can't figure out how to extract value out of it should go hang.
asciilifeform: wai wut
asciilifeform: extract out of what
shinohai: @ asciilifeform therefore I post for newcomers to understand why tor is smacktarded.
mircea_popescu: http://www.abelard.org/e-f-russell.php < that thing.
assbot: 'And Then There Were None' by Eric Frank Russell ... ( http://bit.ly/1Gdr6GB )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: what i meant was, extract a lesson from the story, or extract the juice from the folks portrayed therein
mircea_popescu: it would take me about a month of "earth time" to own one of their townlets, i reckon.
mircea_popescu: and i'm not even jewish.
asciilifeform: author would probably answer 'jew lands and will die of problems before he gets so much as a gram rather than pound of flesh'
mircea_popescu: yaya
asciilifeform: (on earth, we know that this does not happen, sure.)
mircea_popescu: it does not happen period. the "floating value of coin" model gets reliably thundered into the dirt by fixed value coins and arbitrage.
mircea_popescu: it's what built the roman empire, the solidus
asciilifeform: anyway linked piece on account of 'magic power of saying fuckyou no' subject
mircea_popescu: before they fucked it all up, which is what ended it.
asciilifeform: rather than recipe for life
mircea_popescu: aha,
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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: also the implication in the story was that the 'gands' lived in dunbar-number villages
asciilifeform: hence the informal 'coin'
mircea_popescu: i am aware. this makes it not work quite specifically.
mircea_popescu: you ever seen the pawnbroker btw ?
asciilifeform: no?
mircea_popescu: Jesus Ortiz: Say, how come you people come to business so naturally?
mircea_popescu: Sol Nazerman: You people? Oh, let's see. Yeah. I see. I see, you... you want to learn the secret of our success, is that right? Alright I'll teach you. First of all you start off with a period of several thousand years, during which you have nothing to sustain you but a great bearded legend. Oh my friend you have no land to call your own, to grow food on or to hunt. You have nothing. You're never in one place long enou ☟︎
mircea_popescu: gh to have a geography or an army or a land myth. All you have is a little brain. A little brain and a great bearded legend to sustain you and convince you that you are special, even in poverty. But this little brain, that's the real key you see. With this little brain you go out and you buy a piece of cloth and you cut that cloth in two and you go and sell it for a penny more than you paid for it. Then you run right o
mircea_popescu: ut and buy another piece of cloth, cut it into three pieces and sell it for three pennies profit. But, my friend, during that time you must never succumb to buying an extra piece of bread for the table or a toy for a child, no. You must immediately run out and get yourself a still larger piece cloth and so you repeat this process over and over and suddenly you discover something. You have no longer any desire, any temp
asciilifeform: (and the impression i got was that the dunbaricity was the ~only~ thing that made the mechanics halfway plausible..?)
mircea_popescu: tation to dig into the Earth to grow food or to gaze at a limitless land and call it your own, no, no. You just go on and on and on repeating this process over the centuries over and over and suddenly you make a grand discovery. You have a mercantile heritage! You are a merchant. You are known as a usurer, a man with secret resources, a witch, a pawnbroker, a sheenie, a makie and a kike!
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mircea_popescu: Jesus Ortiz: [long pause] You really some teacher, Mr. Nazerman. You really, really 's the greatest.
mircea_popescu: it is as plausible as the notion that "mecanicity" makes perpetuum mobile more plausible.
mircea_popescu: sure, plausible, if you're the plausing kind.
asciilifeform: l0l
asciilifeform: incidentally, the final nail in the coffin of perpetuum mobile wasn't really driven in until emmy noether..
asciilifeform: so it is not the best example of 'plainly impossible to any thinking person'
mircea_popescu: it wasn't intended as that.
asciilifeform: mainly speaking from an ancient pet peeve of mine, where folks who slept through noether and even carnot often map '2nd law of thermo' to a childhood-received 'who does not work, does not eat' and think of it as a 1:1 map
asciilifeform: whereas it is anything but
mircea_popescu: yes well, the understandings of the crowd as to the justification of rules is made for the comprehension needs of the crowd, not for the expressive needs of the rules.
mircea_popescu: ask someone why shouldn't they fuck their sister next time you want an angry puzzled man.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: my understanding is that folks who didn't get 'westermack-effected' for whatever reason, having sisters, are busy fucking them at this very minute
mircea_popescu: doubt it tbh
asciilifeform: (as pictured for mass pr0nification in 'game of thrones' etc.)
asciilifeform: there was a reddit 'ama' thread linked here last year, where sisterfuckers chimed in by the battalions
mircea_popescu: next you're gonna be quoting wikipedia at me.
mircea_popescu: what is this, the future ?
asciilifeform: (unless they are all philipinos...)
mircea_popescu: how about they were all bitcoin experts from "the community" of derps that never saw a bitcoin ?
asciilifeform: this particular subject being 'phillippinized' would be almost equally strange as were the reports genuine
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asciilifeform: at any rate, i'm not an inquisitor and cannot comment re: whether the sisters were fucked in reality, or in imagination, and if so, whos
asciilifeform: only that the subject is of perennial interest to homo redditicus
asciilifeform: (and to fans of 'thrones')
mircea_popescu: which leads back to the point.
mircea_popescu: perpetuum mobile is also of perennial interest to the same apeish overaged teen mind.
mircea_popescu: for the exact same reasons, too.
asciilifeform: at least once was.
mircea_popescu: right, fashions change.
asciilifeform: what reasons specifically ?
mircea_popescu: specifically eh ? what do you want of me.
asciilifeform: 'for the exact same reasons'
mircea_popescu: what reasons specifically drive children to immitate speech sounds ?
mircea_popescu: ah that. well, poking around at the world, right ? same reason they stick things in their mouth.
asciilifeform: i was expecting an analogy between receiving free energy from the aether and hypothetical easy short-circuit solution to problem of what to fuck
mircea_popescu: fucking is not easy by definition.
asciilifeform: 'easy' is perhaps not right word
asciilifeform: 'accessible' ?
mircea_popescu: if you think about it, men tend to value "fuck me then i take off" girls the most, coworkers less than that and wives even less.
mircea_popescu: who the fuck would want a sister on his head.
asciilifeform: might want to ask the aficionados
asciilifeform has no sisters
mircea_popescu: ah, no, we're discussing economics here. the ship goes uphil like any othjer ship going uphill.
mircea_popescu: affections not related.
asciilifeform: speaking of!
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asciilifeform: when i moved here, as a boy, i was constantly puzzled as to why whole wash.,d.c. region is covered in signs depicting... a ship going uphill! >> http://www.lehi-ut.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/snap.a1.gif
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asciilifeform: poor sailboat is just short of sailing off the cliff.
asciilifeform: (edge of the earth?)
asciilifeform: (turned out, the sign means 'neighborhood watch!' and depicts a crossed-out 'spy vs spy' figure)
asciilifeform: back to the sisters, my understanding is that if 'westermarck' fails, they work just as well as arranged-wives and the like
asciilifeform: (female, for whatever reason isn't successfully escaping, etc.)
asciilifeform not expert
mircea_popescu: i dunno about that.
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shinohai: Music to code by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2UEyF1wjvU
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decimation: yeah I don't get how this 'black church postal' guy accomplished anything
asciilifeform: decimation: iirc thread was about 'police station postal' of about the same time
asciilifeform: (mostly newsblackouted)
decimation: the linked diatribe was the black church guy
decimation: since yanked but here https://web.archive.org/web/20150620135047/http://lastrhodesian.com/data/documents/rtf88.txt
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1GdvC7L )
decimation: his logic went somethingl ike 1.) found out black people suck 2.) "We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.
decimation: "
decimation: 3.) now what?
cazalla: profit
decimation: I guess
asciilifeform: 3) ??? 4) profit!!11!!
decimation: even if all he wanted was to increase the 'white team' 'score' at the expense of the 'black team' - it's not at all obvious that this was accomplished
cazalla: having read his little manifesto, the kid is without a doubt a /pol/ack (muh rhodesia, jews etc etc)
decimation: cazalla: it's like someone read moldbug but was unable to comprehend the parts about how this kind of action is hopeless
mircea_popescu: oh i thought it was the police station guy
decimation: if anything, this only gives the 'witch hunters' even more ammo
asciilifeform: decimation: the 'alt right'-sphere's fixation with rhodesia is - afaik - definitively traceable to mr mold
decimation: agreed
mircea_popescu: srsly ?
decimation: in modern times, I suspect that's the case, yes
asciilifeform: decimation: i was arguing even beyond 'unable to comprehend the parts about how this kind of action is hopeless' to 'clinically retarded'
cazalla: you can always find a national anthem of rhodesia thread on /pol/ too, lyrics and all lol
decimation: asciilifeform: yeah I would agree with that too
asciilifeform: for instance, it is widely (afaik) known that the highest-scoring 'postal' in usa used a bottle of ordinary petrol as the weapon
decimation: is that the guy in the 1930's
asciilifeform: yet the schmucks insist on demonstrating their (lack of) marksmanship with grandfather's pistol or whatnot
asciilifeform: decimation: 90s
mircea_popescu: decimation http://trilema.com/2013/a-very-unfair-perspective/ count ?
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trinque: bahaha this meme that if any whites suck, it's the fault of teh blacks
trinque: I read about as much of his little manifesto as I could be bothered to
decimation: mircea_popescu: I think that was after moldbug's article
trinque: sorry, blacks didn't do walmart and country music
decimation: I always figured you were inspired by him
asciilifeform: trinque: notice that it does not even occur to the tard to kill one of the ~actual~ architects of his misery
decimation: http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2008/04/open-letter-to-open-minded-progressives.html < moldbug mentions here
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trinque: asciilifeform: of course not; guy's capable of "everything is because of the outgroup" and nothing more
decimation: asciilifeform: yeah that's my point, even if he has decided black people suck, it's quite a leap to think that randomly murdering them is going to help anyone's lot
trinque: is that not the most primordial rationale of all time?
asciilifeform: mr mold is an incorrigible subscriber to the particular flavour of mental wankery described as 'resistance through culture' in one of mircea_popescu's articles
decimation: yeah he certainly does not advocate 'resistance through action'
trinque: asciilifeform: is that where I protest the patriarchy by wearing a skirt?
decimation: which is why it was so amusing that he was booted from that programming conference
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu might say that it is because mr mold has no balls. i would say that i cannot comment on whether he has balls, but will point out that having a brain is a handicap if contemplating active resistance to usg, without support of foreign army, from inside its walls
decimation: http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2007/08/country-that-used-to-exist.html < here was yarvin's big article on rhodesia ☟︎
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decimation: asciilifeform: yes, if 'having a brain' means seeing about two moves ahead - would put a damper on 'action'
asciilifeform: i will describe, for the benefit of n00bz, the typical career path of 'let's resist usg through action' in usgland: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=13-04-2014#623044 ☝︎☟︎
assbot: Logged on 13-04-2014 22:27:18; asciilifeform: the 'a) wanna buy strela? b) fuck off c) really, dontcha? b) ok sure c) off to jail' thing has been going so long that it doesn't even make national news every time now.
asciilifeform: the non-retarded version of this, where a fella spends 20 years in his garage building the 'strela', afaik has not yet happened.
decimation: asciilifeform: of course that man would probably meet a similar end
decimation: but is more likely to achieve some of his ends
asciilifeform: end result, best case, probably would resemble http://trilema.com/nobody-could-have-foreseen-their-using-a-plane-like-a-rocket
assbot: Nobody could have foreseen their using a plane like a rocket on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1TEvZl2 )
asciilifeform: best-known instance is probably 'killdozer'
asciilifeform: and notice, there was no army of killdozers to follow heevmeyer.
decimation: is that the police station guy?
asciilifeform: !s killdozer
assbot: 4 results for 'killdozer' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=killdozer
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=28-05-2014#691525 ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 28-05-2014 00:38:27; punkman: as far as rampages go, the bulldozer guy was pretty cool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZbG9i1oGPA
decimation: oh yeah him heh
asciilifeform: fact is, there is not any meaningful resistance to usg on own turf. there are criminals who imagine themselves resisting, e.g., mexican mafia, but actually live in symbiosis with 'war on drugs'
asciilifeform: just as there were smugglers in ussr
asciilifeform: some of whom imagined themselves 'resistance'
decimation: asciilifeform: no, in fact said mexicans end up justifying budgets for even more usg
mircea_popescu: decimation not that i know. link to what inspired me maybe ?
mircea_popescu: oh there it is ty.
decimation: yeah the second one in 2007
mircea_popescu: holy shit man. a quote from wikipedia and the next mention of the word in comments ?!
mircea_popescu: this guy's got a pretty fantastic racket. i hope i won't next hear i've heard about bitcoin from curtis yarvin.
decimation: mircea_popescu: look at this link: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1170054 ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 22:44:56; decimation: http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2007/08/country-that-used-to-exist.html < here was yarvin's big article on rhodesia
mircea_popescu: <trinque> asciilifeform: is that where I protest the patriarchy by wearing a skirt? << it's a very specific locus to east european "anticomunism" of the contemptible kind.
mircea_popescu: not so unlike all the people who were planning to kill hitler, but never got around to it.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: a few months ago, i reread a selection of mr mold, and it struck me as loudly, profanely stinking of 'resistance through culture'
mircea_popescu: decimation aok
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform understand, nothing in nature comes without a cost. flying bugs are not by this fact more fit than worms. even if flying is kinda cool.
asciilifeform: almost like he was laying groundwork to turn into a top contender for 'was planning to kill hitler' after the fact
mircea_popescu: intelligence also comes at a cost.
mircea_popescu: ones in charge of managing it.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform apparently that's working, at least to some degree, if people seriously consider him an influence on anything.
mircea_popescu: decimation ah ok i see what you mean.
mircea_popescu: alright, fine assumption, but i had no idea.
asciilifeform: mr mold could be described as a founder of a very depressive sort of 'dismal science' - where a great many folks with no cultural literacy to speak of, no remotely-plausible avenue for constructive action, were led to realize approximately how their civilization anally raped itself
asciilifeform: granted he only shows a kind of silhouette of the monster (all he personally is able to see with own eyes)
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asciilifeform: but the tentacles are painted clearly enough
mircea_popescu: like "In fact, what Power really means is that a government "cannot survive indefinitely" if it defies the wishes of the international community. Ie, of, well - Power. Here we have the ultimate cause of Rhodesia's destruction. I believe this is a clear and undisputed fact."
asciilifeform: mr mold was raised by diplomats and knows well what 'international community' shibboleth actually means
asciilifeform: this is clear from the rest of the body of work
decimation: yeah, if anything his strongest indictments are against usg's foreign policy 'complex'
mircea_popescu: Todd, basically, was the Universalist to end all Universalists.
mircea_popescu: ahahaha what!
mircea_popescu: ok the similarities are unnerving
mircea_popescu: what the fuck happened here.
mircea_popescu: so i write an article with a cultural grounding introduction referencing newman and proceed to the historical discussion, some guy writes (a decade prior) an article using tacitus in thesame function and casually mentioning garfield todd
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: next you'll complain of melted brain on account of ancient chinese having had, almost word for word, euclid's gcd algo
mircea_popescu: one'd thing there is some room for personal taste in praxis and stylistics already
decimation: well, as yarvin himself wrote, "he truth, being true, is accessible to all - though not all will get it all."
asciilifeform: i for one, when first encountered mircea_popescu's articles, scarfed'em up on account of a feeling of 'like mr mold but without the latter's impotent thrashing and cultural illiteracy'
mircea_popescu: the telegraph obligingly deleted the linked reference to how the senator's daughter was raped by the praetorian guards, so now there's no reference.
mircea_popescu: fucktarded press
mircea_popescu: "What would Tacitus make of this? Frankly, I'm not sure he could even process it." << hot damned...
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mircea_popescu: i think tacitus lived in a marble tub his entire life, in a museum in illyricum.
asciilifeform: moldbug, i will point out, speaks not one language save his native engl. that he was able to reconstruct even a semblance of coherent picture of anything while sitting in the anglo junkyard, is remarkable by itself
decimation: asciilifeform: yes, what you describe is roughly what attracted me to #b-a
mircea_popescu: that is a point.
mircea_popescu: "the battle between missionaries and settlers, which ended of course in the victory of the former, was the great conflict of colonialism." << this is broadly coirrect. in the us, decolonialization took the form of "dry states", the missionaries fought against settlers brandied as "the bar lobby" there.
mircea_popescu: i wonder where he picked up the tidbit.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: his entire thesis is that the more demented sects of puritanism merged together, shed the unnecessary legs and wings, and turned into usg as we know it (or rather, the original intellectual underpinnings thereof)
mircea_popescu: (and yes, i fundamentally do not like the guy because he reads exactly like andrei plesu, gabriel liiceanu or an entire smattering of entirely identical superficially "cultured", inept and impotent romanian "intellectuals" of the "Resistence throguh culture" brand).
decimation: asciilifeform: I kinda arrived at this thesis from a theological perspective earlier, which is also why moldbug appealed
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform as in http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com.ar/2007/05/bdh-ov-conflict_07.html ?
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mircea_popescu: i remember reading that at some point and not being impressed. prolly the log has my expletives, ima look.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the question that is of interest perhaps only to me, is whether mr mold has this 'smell' on account of character defect, or because he lives in a plesu-shaped box that he found no way of escaping
mircea_popescu: oh, you know the guy ?
asciilifeform: from mircea_popescu's articles
mircea_popescu: oh oh
mircea_popescu: did you read the one about the german/romanian nobel prize woman debate ?
asciilifeform: dont think so
mircea_popescu: it was such fine closure.
mircea_popescu: ;;google site:trilema.com herta muller
gribble: критика и самокритика on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu.: <http://trilema.com/%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0-%D0%B8-%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0>; Tipologiile homosexualitatii on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu.: <http://trilema.com/tipologiile-homosexualitatii>; October 2010 on Trilema - A blog by (1 more message)
mircea_popescu: da fuck
asciilifeform: thing about mr mold is that the impotent thrashing is very much that of the prisoner 'turning inward', as pictured in 'chess novella'
asciilifeform: the 'cost of intelligence', as mentioned earlier by mircea_popescu, is that the clever fella is not ever content to buy rifle, weld some steel on an old van, shoot out a police station window, and die
asciilifeform: because any moron can do that
mircea_popescu: ^
asciilifeform: but no, he wants to use what the gods gave him. ☟︎☟︎
mircea_popescu: it's not cowardice per se, even though the drill sargeant thinks so. and the opposite view is not "deliberate stupidity"
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform well it was here site:trilema.com herta muller
mircea_popescu: oops i mean here : http://www.romanialibera.ro/cultura/dialogul-herta-muller-gabriel-liiceanu--moment-istoric-pentru-cultura-romana-200986
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mircea_popescu: but meanwhile it got beleeted. because press, ofcourse.
asciilifeform: memoryholed.
mircea_popescu: yeah. woman wiped the floor with the guy.
mircea_popescu: and this was obviously not acceptable, being how inept as he may be, and a fraud as he may be, nevertheless he is the palatial "scientist"
mircea_popescu: a less interested, more naive me kept no records.
asciilifeform: 'palatial scientist' only function on own turf, where he has a direct line to the palatial executioner. like lysenko did
mircea_popescu: well it is a romanian newspaper.
jurov runs crying to mircea_popsecu "i broke eulora again and chetty isn't around!!!"
mircea_popescu: now you've done it!
mircea_popescu: gotta wait till she comes by.
jurov: :)
mircea_popescu: i'm not gonna run it up myself because she was instrumented to test i dun recall what and i fear messing it up.
mircea_popescu: in other news, a more powerful me today has the intel dept ready to fix it for him! ha-HA! https://archive.is/Tpk6O
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jurov: yea, we'd miss chetty
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform ^ if you feel like it.
asciilifeform: neato!
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jurov: how you instrumented her?
mircea_popescu: who what ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform guy notably claims that he was resisting communism by not registering his typewriter.
mircea_popescu: fancy that.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: would you believe, that type of character existed in su by the battallion
jurov: how did you instrument chetty?
mircea_popescu: im sure the fed is resisting socialism by not reporting all it prints to washington
mircea_popescu: jurov she did, the server
asciilifeform: and the basic root is http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-06-2015#1170141 ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-06-2015 23:17:19; asciilifeform: but no, he wants to use what the gods gave him.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform course i'd believe. even met some
jurov: i was jesting
mircea_popescu: but you weren't instrumented for it!
jurov: :(
asciilifeform: thinking folks, faced with 'chop wood in magadan or prostitute for the party' tend to end up 'getting down on knees, ready to please'
decimation: asciilifeform: yes, imagine that you were a 'closet dissenter' working for the fed. the most 'reform' you could get away with would be symbolic at best
asciilifeform: the exceptions - we don't even get to hear about.
asciilifeform: (because - how?)
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform in any case, i had to spend half my fucking life yelling at people that "the difference between stupid and smart is that stupid can't be smart, BUT SMART CAN BE STUPID. IF YOU'RE UNWILLING TO EVER BE STUPID YOUR SMART'S JUST ANOTHER FLAVOUR OF DUMB!1111"
decimation: but I would also note that 'come be an inside reformer' is also a usg recruitment trick
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: for how long would you personally be willing to 'run stupid on emulator' ?
asciilifeform: keep in mind that this is considerably more than is ever asked of stupid folks
mircea_popescu: for how long would you personally be willing to run a chip on the breadboard ?
asciilifeform: not sure how analogous
mircea_popescu: and no, stupid folks are perpetually asked to run smart on emulator, and they don't even have one.
mircea_popescu: hence "<mircea_popescu> yes well, the understandings of the crowd as to the justification of rules is made for the comprehension needs of the crowd, not for the expressive needs of the rules."
mircea_popescu: if intelligence is not an option, it is not intelligence.
asciilifeform: vulp!
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: vulp', all hipster like
asciilifeform: pronounced the way davout did, or more like 'gulp' ?
mircea_popescu: it's pronounced "phtephen"
asciilifeform: !up ben_vulp`
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: fact is, folks who are placed in the unenviable position of 'emulate stupid' still try to use their mind. just like a prisoner in solitary cell, who theoretically does not really need legs for much of anything, will still wiggle them around
asciilifeform: the result, in best case, tends to be something like mr mold.
mircea_popescu: just as long as he doesn't wiggle them into kicks to his shn
mircea_popescu: your type of intelligent person is not unlike the guard that shoots himself on the third day, because bored.
asciilifeform: phun phakt: when i worked in u.s. army, a guard on the campus did just that
asciilifeform: whether it was on account of boredom, i never learned
mircea_popescu: not a very good guard.
asciilifeform: the difficulty of 'emulate stupid for the rest of your life' is likely the reason for the infamous u.s. police dept. which figured in a lawsuit where some schmuck was rejected from police academ for scoring too high on 'iq test'
mircea_popescu: the difficulty's not in question. the difficulty of finding wet cunts biweekly for the rest of your life is even more burdensome
mircea_popescu: what of it.
asciilifeform: incidentally, here in usaschwitz we have a plague called 'overqualification'
asciilifeform: where god help you if you have, say, uni degree and history of serious technical work, and suddenly need to make ends meet by digging trenches, washing dishes, etc
mircea_popescu: amusingly, it existed on the porn sets too.
mircea_popescu: most people wouldn't hire girls what went to school for the longest time.
asciilifeform: -- unless you can fabricate a convincing 'blue collar' work history and biography (in which case, work for cia...) you're phucked
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=29-08-2014#813861 << the previous pass through that thing if anyone gas. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 29-08-2014 00:38:19; mircea_popescu: "This should be reason enough for anyone to avoid taking up cudgels on behalf of either."
asciilifeform: ^ speaking of which, brings back to the point of whether mr mold is a disinfo agent. not that i can say definitively, but imho the best argument that he is not, is the difficulty of formulating a picture of a hypothetical 'moldbug minus the restraint' who does ~not~ advocate inaction
asciilifeform: what would this even look like?
asciilifeform: the question of why he is still alive and walking free in usaschwitz would naturally invite itself
asciilifeform: (leaving aside, even, the question of just ~what kind~ of non-inaction he would advocate..)
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2013/why-i-am-not-a-white-nationalist/#selection-933.0-933.687 << related, mostly because of the "The world belongs to the active, not to the thoughtful."
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mircea_popescu: yes, it is better to be smart and active than it is to be stupid and active.
mircea_popescu: but otherwise, being smart embodies no benefit.
asciilifeform: e.coli may not be very clever, but they have 'active' down pat.
asciilifeform: so perhaps world belongs - to them.
asciilifeform: (or to cockroaches?)
mircea_popescu: i don't seem to be much bothered by either, but sure.
decimation: only bothered if they manage to overpower your similiarly active immune system
mircea_popescu: which is in no part active because an intelligent being somewhere has failed to feed it crap for decades now
mircea_popescu: no small part*
asciilifeform: which brings back to the 'die in the van' thing
asciilifeform: and, for that matter, last week's question about coherent laser light
mircea_popescu: "Ian Smith could never have achieved any political prominence in prewar Britain, because his origins were decidedly middle-class": what, unlike Ramsay MacDonald, who was the bastard son of a farm servant, and twice PM?
asciilifeform: (as in, what makes it more interesting from an engineering perspective than white light)
mircea_popescu: first comment, too.
mircea_popescu: must suck to not have a clue.
asciilifeform: and the question of what differentiates a proper war from an idiot jaquerie
asciilifeform: (of which europe saw fuck knows how many, and all ended exactly the same way)
mircea_popescu: ever read caragiale's story of 1907 ?
asciilifeform: dont think so
mircea_popescu: it is excellent, on one hand because the man is supremely qualified - he is, no doubts about it, he who wrote romania's software, since the kingdom days - and because he actually lived it and saw it, and its context. top notch historical primary source.
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2012/o-bucatica-de-istorie-sau-1907-din-primavara-pina-in-toamna-de-ion-luca-caragiale/
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mircea_popescu: it was memory holed at the time, and not well known since.
mircea_popescu: !up cosmo
cosmo: my what great service
jurov: yes, amazing
mircea_popescu: huh ?
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cosmo: is bitshares legit
mircea_popescu: !s bitshares
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cosmo: i like what they're doing but i'm not sure how their 'shares' or coins or whatever are minted/distributed