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⏐︎ 10648
BingoBoingo: If someone proposes and adequately funds a bet on a nominee I suppose there would be no reason not to open it.
BingoBoingo: !up Duffer1
Duffer1: xt :/ wtf
BingoBoingo: Eh, about a weeklong fad
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 1900 @ 0.00070032 = 1.3306 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4900 @ 0.00070032 = 3.4316 BTC [-]
trinque: this "powder keg of anger" trend in the news causes me to anticipate the criminalization *of* anger. ☟︎
mats: https://grsecurity.net/announce.php
assbot: grsecurity ... ( http://bit.ly/1EXsX1L )
mats: >With that in mind, today's announcement is concerned with the future availability of our stable series of patches. We decided that it is unfair to our sponsors that the above mentioned unlawful players can get away with their activity. Therefore, two weeks from now, we will cease the public dissemination of the stable series and will make it available to ☟︎
mats: sponsors only.
trinque: well that sucks.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4750 @ 0.000706 = 3.3535 BTC [+] {3}
trinque: kinda points to the idiocy of talking about software in terms of "rights" and "fair" too
trinque: what's the cost of a secure(-ish) operating system? nobody knows
trinque: rather, the price, I mean.
trinque: actually, 200/mo isn't bad at all
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2900 @ 0.00070032 = 2.0309 BTC [-]
trinque: I take it back. They're doing exactly what they should.
trinque: if oddly indirect compared to just buying software
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5400 @ 0.00069843 = 3.7715 BTC [-] {3}
trinque: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-joe-biden-not-sure-emotional-fuel-for-a-2016-election-bid/ << team blue falling apart before they even reach 2016
assbot: Joe Biden not sure he has the "emotional fuel" for a bid - Election 2016 - CBS News ... ( http://bit.ly/1EXvxEY )
trinque: I guess Trump's the anointed one.
asciilifeform: nah - clitler
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1252969 <<< obligatory naggum >>> http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=15-11-2014#923948 ☝︎☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 00:30:44; mats: >With that in mind, today's announcement is concerned with the future availability of our stable series of patches. We decided that it is unfair to our sponsors that the above mentioned unlawful players can get away with their activity. Therefore, two weeks from now, we will cease the public dissemination of the stable series and will make it available to
assbot: Logged on 15-11-2014 18:18:27; asciilifeform: l of this "code sharing" is an economic surplus phenomenon. It works only when none of the people involved in it are in any form of need. As soon as the need arises, a lot of people discover that it has cost them real money to work for the community and they reap very little benefit from it, because they are sharing value-less services and getting value out of something that people take for granted
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: You know soon we will get to find out Preet's feelings or lack thereof for Clitler
asciilifeform has very little patience for peddlers of 'hardenings,' 'mitigations,' and other so-called 'solutions' which are guaranteed to advance the pestilence of non-fits-in-head
trinque: they have plenty of time to destroy her yet.
mats: i predicted both of these responses by asciilifeform
mats: where do i collect my winnings
BingoBoingo: Biden might though legitimately want to retire to the country and spend his days waxing his pontiac firebird
asciilifeform: mats: at the international bank of obvious
asciilifeform: i have very special hatred reserved for so-called 'hardening' because it is a sly and weasely psychological trick, which exploits the customary context of the word (as it pertains to, e.g., metallurgy) to support an entirely spurious analogy
asciilifeform: in so far as there is greater complexity, there is greater 'attack surface,' and the result is in every sense softer, squishier, and more turdlike, rather than 'hardened'
asciilifeform: even if it appear to address some familiar exploit.
asciilifeform: *appears to
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4700 @ 0.00070076 = 3.2936 BTC [+]
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1252966 << we aren't so far from one of the worlds of robert sheckley's stories, the ones with the 'normality meters' in public doorways ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 00:28:14; trinque: this "powder keg of anger" trend in the news causes me to anticipate the criminalization *of* anger.
asciilifeform: (doesn't need telepathic electronics, either. face recognizer vendors are sinking $maxint into detectors of 'hinky' (term of art - named after hinkley!) behaviour in crowds)
trinque: aounds exactly like what I have in mind
mats: for fans of anime, 'psycho pass' is kind of a ghost in the shell, minority report take on the 'normality meter'
trinque: *sounds
trinque: citizens with tendencies toward anger shall be required to wear a state-issued bracelet at all times, lest they become a danger to themselves and others.
asciilifeform: first anger, then any deviation from bovinity conceivable.
mats: i recommend watching it, its quite good
trinque: mats: neat, I'll check both out.
mats: 'ghost in the shell' is about a world where 'cyberization', that is, replacement of virtually every organ except the brain, becomes affordable to some folks
mats: the protagonist is a supah-hackah woman who was in an accident early in life and doesn't remember what its like to have a physical body
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4350 @ 0.00069822 = 3.0373 BTC [-] {3}
mats: 'psycho pass' is about a japan where devices that can measure mental health are on every street corner, managed by an entity known as the 'sybil system' and enforced by public security. the focus of the story is a public security officer
phf: i wish psycho pass didn't have such obvious animu art style, gives me unpleasant flashback to college
mats: did the animu touch you in a bad place
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [BTR] 1461 @ 0.00075546 = 1.1037 BTC [-] {3}
trinque: I rather enjoy it when done well, not that I've seen that many.
phf: yeah, the whole "nerd culture" bait and switch. i watched some anime growing up, mostly because cyberpunk, ghost in the shell, armitage, akira, so when moved here was somehow was also expected to enjoy shit like evangelion or what's that one with rubber guy
phf: one piece
phf: "hey, i see you have heard of movies, we also like movies you should watch movies with us"
mats: lol
asciilifeform: phf: ... so when moved here was somehow was also expected to enjoy shit like evangelion <<< YES!
asciilifeform: phf: my current understanding is that there are 2 basic types of 'anime'
asciilifeform: one meant to be watched like a normal movie, and one with heavy lsd
asciilifeform: (or idk how else even it might work.)
mats: re: grsec post, apparently the offending corporation is Intel
mats: bazinga
asciilifeform: mega-unsurprise.
asciilifeform: though somewhat surprising that they have any involvement with a linux at all
BingoBoingo: Linux is a buzzword, why wouldn't Intel try to exert control over it
mats: apparently in relation to 'a product of a subsidiary', one 'Wild River Linux': https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10126648
assbot: Looks like the product in question is Wind River Linux, a product of a subsidiar... | Hacker News ... ( http://bit.ly/1KOK483 )
asciilifeform: wind
asciilifeform: river.
mircea_popescu: mats really this market will narrow out.
asciilifeform: mats: you know what they're famous for, no ?
asciilifeform: !s wind river
assbot: 3 results for 'wind river' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=wind+river
mats: IoT thingies?
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-11-2014#910548 << most recently. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 05-11-2014 03:54:30; asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: http://cryptome.org/2014/11/wind-river-security-crypto.pdf << what wind river was dinged for
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15950 @ 0.0006979 = 11.1315 BTC [-] {2}
mats: ha... 750k
asciilifeform: and, iirc, earlier, involvement with the sco scumbags
phf: asciilifeform: it's a cargo cult. my understanding is that japanese use manga as illustrated prose. situation with japanese culture in u.s. american u.s. culture around anime/manga is essentially "let's read furniture assembly manuals, then read some yukio mishima, then watch cellphone instructional video for 12 yr/old girls, because superior culture of japan!"
mircea_popescu: <mats> did the animu touch you in a bad place << bwahaha
BingoBoingo: RE: 'Murica's decline http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/top-10/top-10-vehicles-for-obese-drivers-for-2013.html
assbot: Top 10 Best Vehicles for Obese Drivers for 2013 - Edmunds.com ... ( http://bit.ly/1KOKiMt )
mircea_popescu: segway on list ?
asciilifeform: segway is best vehicle for vertical earthwise travel.
BingoBoingo: Nope, doesn't carry enough weight, also requires standing
asciilifeform: as demonstrated by ceo.
BingoBoingo: !b 4 ✂︎
assbot: Last 4 lines bashed and pending review. ( http://dpaste.com/2VQ57EZ.txt )
mircea_popescu: there's this ancient segway story from the early days of bitcoin
mircea_popescu: back when amir was a "core developer"
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-03-2014#569437 ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 20-03-2014 03:08:11; asciilifeform: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39377851/ns/world_news-europe/t/segway-company-owner-rides-scooter-cliff-dies/
BingoBoingo: lol
mircea_popescu: ;;google "Oh, and next time you trash and break a Segway in Vienna that Alex paid for because some fat girl offers you a hug...DONT RUN AWAY AND LEAVE THE SEGWAY IN THE STREET!!!!!! (true story for whoever wants to know. Roger, Erik and myself were there)"
gribble: Bram Cohen, inventor of BitTorrent: "Having met peter todd in ...: <https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2zkkj9/bram_cohen_inventor_of_bittorrent_having_met/>; the of to a and in that is for on it with as was he his - Free Document ...: <http://www.downhi.com/word/YDWCCilJ2M1K.txt>
mircea_popescu: lolz
asciilifeform: l0l, whizzardz!
asciilifeform reads their logz on occasion
mircea_popescu: you probably read the fucking eskimo book of the dead, on occasion.
asciilifeform: occasion.
asciilifeform: get the walrus-skin binding, if available.
mircea_popescu: you know, plural of walrus should be walroi
asciilifeform: i usually 'walri'
mircea_popescu: wtf is this walrus"es" bs.
BingoBoingo: Wal-Roy
mircea_popescu: next to wal-fart, the largest employer in america!
asciilifeform: mallfart.
BingoBoingo: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=67199.msg1100157#msg1100157
assbot: Bitcoin Conference 2012- London 15-16 Sept | ANNOUNCEMENT sponsorship available! ... ( http://bit.ly/1KOKSd1 )
mats: curiously, INTC took a ~10% dive in the two weeks following the publication of 'Intel Subsidiary Agrees to 750k Penalty for Unauthorized Encryption Exports'
asciilifeform: '750k plus a light tap by the fed on the brake pedal'
asciilifeform: reminds me of my crackpot hypothesis that the 47 megabux '419sp4mz0red away' by ubiquiti corp. is actually a secret fine levied by nsa star chamber
mats: 750k shouldn't even sting. in fact, i'd think their stock _would go up_ following the closure of the matter and such a light settlement
asciilifeform: and that outrageous losses by public american corps are in fact results of gag order
asciilifeform: and the fact that ~something~ must be said,
asciilifeform: because shareholders' pocket calculators don't respond to gag orders (yet.)
mircea_popescu: the soviets did outright steal from the various coops, entreprises scl towards the end
asciilifeform: where else.
mircea_popescu: so perhaps.
mircea_popescu: exactly
mircea_popescu: circulating capital.
mircea_popescu: so this shop sells dried fruit. omfg it's good.
mircea_popescu: sundried peaches. mangoes. you name it.
asciilifeform: 24k btc !
asciilifeform: woah.
asciilifeform had an early but astonishingly (likely beyond anybody here's belief) introduction to bitcoin
asciilifeform: astonishingly asocial ^^^^
asciilifeform: was interested, for instance, in mining, but at no point contemplated buying anything or paying anyone to do it
mircea_popescu: 24 hm ?
asciilifeform: so missed all of this hilarious 2012 drama
mircea_popescu: oh. yeah.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: was reading BingoBoingo's link
BingoBoingo too the asocial introduction to BTC route as well
trinque: I found out about bitcoin when a friend of mine mentioned he'd lost 136 on an encrypted hard drive for which he lost the keys.
asciilifeform: trinque: he still has it ?
asciilifeform: trinque: 'cause i'll buy it.
trinque: no, idiot reformatted it and put music or movies on it if I recall.
asciilifeform: eh.
asciilifeform: hint for anybody contemplating this line of adventure: ~don't~ ask 'encrypted how' before bidding.
asciilifeform: reveals information to adversary for free.
asciilifeform: but perhaps this is obvious.
kakobrekla: i also know a guy who lost bout that much on a week old ssd - controller dead
asciilifeform: would also buy.
asciilifeform: why didn't kakobrekla buy it!
trinque: that one sounds way more salvageable
kakobrekla: if you think the trick with replacing the controller with another from same model will work - it will not.
asciilifeform: i know very well that it does not.
asciilifeform: kakobrekla: what one does in such a case is to lift the nands
mats: and then?
asciilifeform: (and no, restoring the contents, once they are resoldered onto something built for the occasion, is not trivial - need to reconstruct the 'wear-leveling' scheme)
asciilifeform: but this is a much easier way to earn 100+ btc than nearly anything else.
kakobrekla: well, not in 2012 or whenever it happened.
kakobrekla: 2011 even perhaps.
asciilifeform: today.
kakobrekla: well - you know why kako didnt buy.
BingoBoingo: because car?
asciilifeform: because 100btc were lying on the pavement in those days...
kakobrekla: aha.
asciilifeform: https://cryptome.org/2015/08/flash-boys-050.pdf << many lulz >> http://dpaste.com/1ECRSC1
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1KONgQV )
assbot: dpaste: 1ECRSC1 ... ( http://bit.ly/1KONeZt )
asciilifeform: ^ concerns organized mass whining re: 'high frequency traders'
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6850 @ 0.00071098 = 4.8702 BTC [+] {5}
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform https://github.com/bitcoinxt/bitcoinxt/commits/master << check out how a github project of "code handed from above" looks. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: they dumped it, after which they fixed two typos in five weeks.
BingoBoingo: Oh, gitrub is down here
BingoBoingo: "The page isn't redirecting properly"
mircea_popescu: odd.
BingoBoingo: Well, china is DDoSing them again...
BingoBoingo: Github reportedly mitigated that quickly this time. Could be fresh DDoS or maybe BGP shennanigans
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2700 @ 0.00070125 = 1.8934 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: so i'm comissioning a commemorative drawing of the defeat of the xt,
mircea_popescu: and i got a coupla spots to fill in hell.
mircea_popescu: anyone care to suggest ?
BingoBoingo: Stingray raping Hearn?
mircea_popescu: obviously he'd be in there. suggest whom i might have overlooked.
BingoBoingo: No, I'm more concerned with suggesting the stingray getting its rape on.
BingoBoingo: Ver?
mircea_popescu: ver is involved ?!
BingoBoingo: e tweeted support
mircea_popescu: i thought he was in customs detention
mircea_popescu: anyway, im not beating [too many] dead horses.
BingoBoingo: No, he was jsut barred entry
BingoBoingo: Ver barred entry in much the way I am barred exit (for nao)
mircea_popescu: fu8cking ridiculous, no actual names in favour to be found.
mircea_popescu: gavin, dyke, and that's ite.
BingoBoingo: Well Conde Nast et al in the media
BingoBoingo: There's also the letter of 8 companies sharing a bunch of VC's who wrote about supporting XT without saying XT
mircea_popescu: i guess ima have to dig in that shitpile.
mircea_popescu: a you know what ? i'm putting murck in there.
mircea_popescu: because fuck your stupid mother, you idiot you.
BingoBoingo: Lotta atroturf, few actual names I've cared to remember beyond the two An heroes for XT's cause
mircea_popescu: myeah.
BingoBoingo: I mean there's unknown reddit derps including a few who shilled for mining scams before.
BingoBoingo: Really gotta go to fucks like Ver to get recognizable names
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2000 @ 0.00070224 = 1.4045 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3288 @ 0.00070165 = 2.307 BTC [-] {3}
BingoBoingo: "addr" : "128.8.124.7:34971" << Another "subver" : "/UMD-Coinscope:0.0/"
BingoBoingo: !up bekusoraru
BingoBoingo: 'Introduce yourself bekusoraru
asciilifeform: <BingoBoingo> "addr" : "128.8.124.7:34971" << Another "subver" : "/UMD-Coinscope:0.0/" << elaine shi & co
asciilifeform: <mircea_popescu> fu8cking ridiculous, no actual names in favour to be found. << andreesen ?
asciilifeform: <mircea_popescu> so i'm comissioning a commemorative drawing of the defeat of the xt, << it was defeated ?!
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253130 << appears to be mostly identical to gavin's pile o'shit ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 02:31:45; mircea_popescu: asciilifeform https://github.com/bitcoinxt/bitcoinxt/commits/master << check out how a github project of "code handed from above" looks.
BingoBoingo: lol Auracoin http://www.econotimes.com/Bitfilm-starts-crowdfunding-campaign-for-%E2%80%9CSatoshis-Last-Will%E2%80%9D-80649
assbot: Bitfilm starts crowdfunding campaign for “Satoshis Last Will” - EconoTimes ... ( http://bit.ly/1LxCOQF )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 1470 @ 0.00070308 = 1.0335 BTC [+]
asciilifeform contemplates 'pools are a fatal bug
asciilifeform: '
asciilifeform: esp. in light of last night's thread, and of http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=08-08-2015#1230072 ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 08-08-2015 03:27:00; mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=08-08-2015#1229784 << this is only a problem of resource distribution. yes, in a world where for incomprehensible reasons every unit of plancton gets disposable money, you get britney spears and reddit.
mircea_popescu: pools are a bug. fatal... dunno
asciilifeform: guess we find out soon, neh ?
mircea_popescu: myeah.
bekusoraru: my segway does 120 vert. i fucked the landing, now i am hurt.
asciilifeform: and they're a bug not merely in the hearnia-enabling sense. but in a philosophical sense - dollars to doughnuts it was the existence of the pool, of derps-mattering-in-the-aggregate-and-knowing-it, that bred many of the socio-psychiatric ills of 2011-present btc
asciilifeform was thinking of only this while being eaten alive by mosquitoes
BingoBoingo: They are definitely a bug satoshi missed when he wrote up mining attached nodes.
mircea_popescu: eh, get out of here. you should have been here earlier, back when someone being in btc was 50-50 they're pedos too.
asciilifeform: l0l i thought there was just that one
asciilifeform: pierce something-or-other
BingoBoingo: Eh, I went back and read the "don't run bitcoin on a VPS because you will get bounced for CPU usage"
BingoBoingo: So much archaeology
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> pierce something-or-other << Also the Wagner guy
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3450 @ 0.00070509 = 2.4326 BTC [+] {3}
BingoBoingo: Pierce as a child https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0c/FirstKidfilm.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1i3pM3R )
BingoBoingo: related https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--L_8Y8Hqy--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1402943634426404784.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1i3pRo3 )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2156 @ 0.00070308 = 1.5158 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6300 @ 0.00070028 = 4.4118 BTC [-] {4}
asciilifeform: http://trilema.com/2015/the-fetlife-meatlist-volume-ii/#comment-115148 << mega-reply
assbot: The Fetlife Meatlist - Volume II on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jx44Lt )
BingoBoingo: It's been a while. Lotta no sync'd connected to me atm http://dpaste.com/1392AJG
assbot: dpaste: 1392AJG ... ( http://bit.ly/1i3rFNL )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform myeah i suspect not what he was expecting
mircea_popescu: in other news, http://38.media.tumblr.com/09cd63aebc65245c84a0df25b7c31992/tumblr_nq6ymhVYSU1t1pbfjo2_400.gif
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jx4qS8 )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2768 @ 0.00070473 = 1.9507 BTC [+] {3}
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: admittedly i have precious little notion of what these folks expect. what does ant expect under the magifying glass ?
asciilifeform: *magnifying
mircea_popescu: what is this terrorism
mircea_popescu: ant came over for tea.
mircea_popescu: isn't the world ant tea-rarium ?
asciilifeform: yes. and it serves tea.
asciilifeform: with polonium.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: http://static.neatorama.com/images/2007-02/car-exhaust-vacuum.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1i3sLco )
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: neato
BingoBoingo knows why not airbox vacuum, but wonders why was never marketed
mircea_popescu: and in the daily wtf, http://40.media.tumblr.com/e6162db4ba8b2f7a27bc51d7c1956aae/tumblr_np4xlt3inS1un97axo2_1280.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jx4XUn )
BingoBoingo: Not WTF, normal medical procedure.
BingoBoingo: ^ Also asciilifeform looks like one of your filipinos
lobbes: lol, "©NozWiz"
mircea_popescu: here's one for alf. http://41.media.tumblr.com/njE9Bw4rvh34elmdBxhE59Cxo1_1280.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jx6lpP )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3500 @ 0.00070723 = 2.4753 BTC [+] {3}
mircea_popescu: an' i got one for BingoBoingo too. http://36.media.tumblr.com/njE9Bw4rvgyzohzwqa0g6SZao1_1280.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jx6BFw )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3450 @ 0.00069911 = 2.4119 BTC [-] {4}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5550 @ 0.00071192 = 3.9512 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5200 @ 0.0006978 = 3.6286 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4900 @ 0.00069638 = 3.4123 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6400 @ 0.00069638 = 4.4568 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9200 @ 0.0007017 = 6.4556 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5250 @ 0.00069638 = 3.656 BTC [-]
cazalla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=26-08-2015#1252784 <<< yet down under people believe a borderline retard was able to shoot up port arthur like a total fucking crack commando.. anyway this guy could've used a gopro instead of mobile phone ☝︎☟︎
assbot: Logged on 26-08-2015 20:05:56; trinque: squeezed off 3-4 at <10ft? target runs away?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4955 @ 0.00069638 = 3.4506 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2400 @ 0.00069638 = 1.6713 BTC [-]
shinohai: https://i.imgur.com/Y33pn0E.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JnTCJ8 )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3100 @ 0.00069638 = 2.1588 BTC [-]
cazalla: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/25/social-recluse-made-300000-in-internet-scam-run-from-his-bedroom
assbot: Social recluse made £300,000 in internet scam run from his bedroom | Technology | The Guardian ... ( http://bit.ly/1JnUP3f )
cazalla: back to that mr robot, ugly yet sexy body asian 3d printing lady for a moment.. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mr-robot-finale-postponed-plot-817951
assbot: 'Mr. Robot' Finale Postponed Over Plot Similarity to Virginia TV Shooting - Hollywood Reporter ... ( http://bit.ly/1JnVzFA )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5300 @ 0.00069964 = 3.7081 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5500 @ 0.00070062 = 3.8534 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 1467 @ 0.00070344 = 1.0319 BTC [+] {2}
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punkman: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-26/how-a-one-man-etf-shop-attracted-1-4-billion-in-just-8-months?cmpid=twtr1
assbot: How a One-Man ETF Shop Attracted $1.4 Billion in Just 8 Months - Bloomberg Business ... ( http://bit.ly/1NJrwLu )
punkman: http://www.pureetfs.com/etfs/hack.html
assbot: PureFunds ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jl7wJQ )
punkman: http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/sanford-wallace-pleads-guilty-spamming-facebook-users-and-disobeying-court-order
assbot: Sanford Wallace Pleads Guilty To Spamming Facebook Users And Disobeying A Court Order | USAO-NDCA | Department of Justice ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jl9av8 )
punkman: http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/former-executive-pleads-guilty-conspiring-bribe-panamanian-officials
assbot: Former Executive Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Bribe Panamanian Officials | USAO-NDCA | Department of Justice ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jl9iut )
punkman: hah http://www.ncsc.gov/images/publications/posters/EconEspionage-Made_in_the_USA.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Jlan5I )
punkman: http://www.ncsc.gov/images/publications/posters/EconEspionage-240mil1.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1NJt6NF )
punkman: http://www.ncsc.gov/images/publications/posters/EconEspionage-240mil2.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1NJt7kt )
punkman: http://www.ncsc.gov/images/publications/posters/EconEspionage-USB_Port1.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1NJtawL )
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shinohai: wow
shinohai: such propoganda
punkman: the first one was the best
punkman: http://www.ncsc.gov/images/publications/posters/2001dualback_poster_100.jpg ☟︎
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JlbG4q )
punkman: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/heard-of-china-s-fake-rolexes-now-there-s-a-fake-goldman-sachs
assbot: Heard of China’s Fake Rolexes? Now There’s a Fake Goldman Sachs - Bloomberg Business ... ( http://bit.ly/1NJtGLc )
punkman: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cpg/5191992665.html
assbot: Webmaster Intern / Partner for a new Business Development Firm ... ( http://bit.ly/1NJtPOS )
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assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4702 @ 0.00070512 = 3.3155 BTC [+]
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punkman: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3il1qw/new_bitcoincom_design_makes_it_look_like_cheap/
assbot: New bitcoin.com design makes it look like cheap scam... : Bitcoin ... ( http://bit.ly/1NWuQ3O )
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mircea_popescu: shinohai: https://i.imgur.com/Y33pn0E.jpg << ain't nobody's fault white people suck.
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JnTCJ8 )
mircea_popescu: assbot: New bitcoin.com design makes it look like cheap scam <<< because.... it .... is .
mircea_popescu: who the fuck thought bitcoin.com was not a cheap scam at any point.
mircea_popescu: "This will quickly change if you are one of us." << heh, check it out, dude wants slaves an' doesn't even know it. because a) slavery is not a thing in the us, right, the idea just came to him out of nowhere, not out of watching the sv muppets and making the next teeeny tinsy incremental stop and b) it's a really fucking great idea to go slave for a dude that doesn't even know that's what it is. 2nd best after going fo
mircea_popescu: r a ride with some guy who doesn't know that's what you call it when you "push pedals in the car and stuff". what could possibly go wrong, other than everything (and you'll get blamed for it).
shinohai: slavers gonna slave
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 1950 @ 0.00070389 = 1.3726 BTC [-]
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253275 << somebody could achieve great lulz by making a similar poster, featuring just as many folks who have raped usg and are still laughing all the way to the bank - the 'indicted' chinese army folks, bogachev, buncha others ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 11:55:07; punkman: http://www.ncsc.gov/images/publications/posters/2001dualback_poster_100.jpg
asciilifeform: http://www.coindesk.com/btcchina-support-gives-bip-100-bitcoin-hashrate-majority << ph0rk
assbot: BTCChina Support Gives BIP 100 Bitcoin Hashrate Majority ... ( http://bit.ly/1Emwk7T )
asciilifeform: srsly, the good cop/bad cop algo in use with the two 'bips' couldn't be more obvious
fluffypony: yeah, but BIP 100 is still the lesser of two evils ☟︎
asciilifeform: fluffypony: in the same sense as being anally expanded with a baseball bat is lesser evil vs. same with telephone pole
fluffypony: lol
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=25-08-2015#1251870 << by all indications, they ~are~ ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 25-08-2015 17:26:07; mircea_popescu: asciilifeform if the chinese are actually fucktarded enough to allow usg to not get its wish but nevertheless move the window in not getting it, we'll probably not only de-thread it but rewrite the whole sheband, and with a better pow algo at that.
thestringpuller: Not getting anally expanded at all is the ideal solution. Although it reminds me of the South Park game where you have to give Randy a fake abortion in which you abort one of his turds as to prove you are a doctor and he is a lady getting an abortion. Don't think this relevant...but you know.
kakobrekla: >BTCChina will vote for a 2MB limit < afaik bitfury said same
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kakobrekla: ofc there that difference of talking the path and walking the path.
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kakobrekla: speaking of segways https://video-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xtf1/v/t43.1792-2/11401912_10153582485911323_1753870945_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjE1MDAsInJsYSI6MTAyNH0%3D&rl=1500&vabr=835&oh=3e15a2f50bcdf56ceea84d1a457363d1&oe=55DF4A52
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punkman: so this morning I call the closest laptop repair shop off the yellow pages, tell the guy I need so-and-so repaired and X,Y,Z removed. "you should come by so I can take a look at it", "I can come by this afternoon, will you have time to work on it while I'm there?" "yes".
punkman: I went, agreed to price that was approaching cost of laptop, then he passes me a fucking form to fill out. "I'm not leaving the machine here, I have to be present" "oh never mind then, I can't help you".
punkman: from the business in Luxor department. ☟︎
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punkman: https://www.nowsecure.com/blog/2015/08/17/raspberry-pi-hang-instruction/ ☟︎
assbot: Raspberry PI hang instruction | NowSecure Blogs ... ( http://bit.ly/1PADy8v )
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BingoBoingo: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253326 << 'halt and catch fire' ! ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 16:31:50; punkman: https://www.nowsecure.com/blog/2015/08/17/raspberry-pi-hang-instruction/
mats: ascii_field: have you ever actually looked at grsec mitigations?
ascii_field: mats: aha
funkenstein_: http://www.theonion.com/video/onion-explains-global-nuclear-proliferation-51191 <-- support for http://trilema.com/2015/i-think-you-drastically-overestimate-the-military-importance-of-nuclear-weapons/
assbot: Onion Explains: Global Nuclear Proliferation​ - The Onion - America's Finest News Source ... ( http://bit.ly/1EZXWKE )
assbot: I think you drastically overestimate the military importance of nuclear weapons. on Trilema - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1EZXUCF )
mats: it seems log.b-a is dropping stuff, i can't find things from e.g. 02APR2015 ☟︎
mats: whos on that? mthreat?
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punkman: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNWXJmJWsAAiYna.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAjt1R )
mats: anyway... [2015-04-02 16:59:20] <asciilifeform> mats: i can trivially make mincemeat of this by issuing raw dma cycles. << UDEREF is about exploitation, not constraining the kernel
mats: did quite a bit of reading today into various linux mitigations and it seems you didn't get that selinux/grsec RBAC are fundamentally about constraining usermode
ascii_field: mats: i know what they are nominally about, yes
mats: i'd also like to know what mitigations you think increase attack surface
ascii_field: mats: that's easy: any and all of them which add complexity
ascii_field: that is, add lines of code, or add effort necessary to understand per-line
mats: does this exclude all of the compile time stuff?
ascii_field: includes everything.
ascii_field: everything that i might ever need to be exposed to to understand the whole of the system.
ascii_field: and you don't get to say that i should not wish to do this.
ascii_field: and by 'understand' i mean - if necessary - to recreate from piles of atoms sorted by mendeleev table position.
mats: so: chroot, perf, ptrace hardening? increases complexity in your opinion?
ascii_field: variably. but yes, they do.
ascii_field: aslr certainly does
mats: saying complexity increases to attack surface is a simplification at best and misleading at worst
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mats: complexity increases attack surface*
ascii_field: but it does.
ascii_field: mats: what's more, if this isn't immediately obvious, your concept of 'attack surface' is broken.
mats: it is deceptively obvious.
mats: there is a quantitative approach that can be taken, lets say:
mats: the whole of the kernel's static call graph, and all possible entry points an attacker can utilize
asciilifeform: !up ascii_field
mats: and then there's the much less measurable thing i presume you're talking about, which is those leaks that result from 'fits in head'
ascii_field: mats: no.
mats: or rather, an inability to
ascii_field: and my measure is exquisitely measurable
mats: what then? klocs?
ascii_field: how many bits of info it would take to teach a martian to build a copy of the machine.
ascii_field: (assuming he knows of semiconduction and that's more or less it)
mats: you make this so difficult ☟︎
ascii_field: exquisitely easy.
ascii_field: and weasel-proof.
mats: why not suggest something that can actually be modeled
ascii_field: i did.
ascii_field: why should i let you set the ground rules ? i understand how transistor works, how vlsi is carried out; how to build cpu. why should i accept the idiocy soup as the bedrock abstraction ?
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mats: because the way i see it, the thing that you describe maintains fluid form precisely to resist any kind of meaningful description
ascii_field: mats: i have often named historical examples of 'fits in head.' but you choose to ignore them. why ?
ascii_field: e.g. minix-1. msdos. bk-0010.
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mats: i'm bowled over by the thought that you believe that e.g. the 'msdos' security model is a good idea
ascii_field: mats: don't conflate 'msdos complexity' for 'msdos security model'
ascii_field: not to mention that 'msdos security' - if the thing is used as prescribed, single-task, non-networked apparatus - is very hard to beat.
mats: despite living in a world where there are many computers to a person, folks still understandably want to be able to run more than a single application per computer
ascii_field: 'consumers have come to expect !!!11!!!'
mats: now who is conflating what
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ascii_field: mats: picture if you had the unenviable task of teaching africans not to drink their own shit. now imagine you show up at the village and say, 'one must dig latrine pit on other side of the village from the well'. and they answer,
ascii_field: 'folks still understandably want to drink water wherever they find it, and not have to walk far to the shitter'
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3950 @ 0.00069911 = 2.7615 BTC [+]
mats: i am mindfucked by your argumentation and have nothing left to share
deedbot-: [Qntra] Many Pools Rejecting XT in Favor of Other Undefined Fork - http://qntra.net/2015/08/many-pools-rejecting-xt-in-favor-of-other-undefined-fork/
mats: this represents such a regression in so many ways i am unable to count them ☟︎
BingoBoingo: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: mats: it is possible to build computer which ~genuinely~ isolates processes. just like it is possible to build indoor plumbing which reliably separates shitwater and drinking water.
ascii_field: but you have to actually want to do this.
ascii_field: it is of course much easier to drink shit while mumbling mitigat^H^H^Hincantations to the gods
BingoBoingo: Versaille was a regression from do not shit in residence without removing shit.
trinque: speaking as a fool, this seems like two gentlemen talking entirely at crossways. on the one hand, what do I do with all these monstrous linux machines I'm already using? (perhaps tape, if you have nothing else) and on the other hand, what would I build to replace the whole mess
trinque: but isn't that right there in the word "mitigation"
trinque: obviously rendering the thing mitigated impossible is better.
ascii_field: trinque: specifically concerning process separation - the thing to do with existing machines is - 1 per task. ☟︎
ascii_field: equivalent of well/latrine separation
ascii_field: and this is discussed in mircea_popescu's 'airgap' article.
trinque: I can see that point; we spoke of the human fuel gauge scenario recently
trinque: or the person sitting with a serial terminal allowing or denying messages enter/exit the system
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trinque: *of the
ben_vulpes: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253235 << the americans who stopped the guy shooting up a train in france received their legion of honor medals in... ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 07:38:34; cazalla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=26-08-2015#1252784 <<< yet down under people believe a borderline retard was able to shoot up port arthur like a total fucking crack commando.. anyway this guy could've used a gopro instead of mobile phone
ben_vulpes: khakis and polos.
gernika: BingoBoingo: not sure if "compromise" vs. "comprise" was intentional or not. Also seems like the sentence starting with "As particulars..." is missing something. re: http://qntra.net/2015/08/many-pools-rejecting-xt-in-favor-of-other-undefined-fork/
assbot: Many Pools Rejecting XT in Favor of Other Undefined Fork | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/1Ell7E5 )
BingoBoingo: gernika: intentional, fixed
deedbot-: [Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski » Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski] The heir apparent. - http://www.contravex.com/2015/08/27/the-heir-apparent/
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thestringpuller: "Processing triggers for systemd" << i throw up when I see this at work
thestringpuller: ;;later tell pete_dushenski Congratulations on the spawn! :D
gribble: The operation succeeded.
BingoBoingo: ;;later tell pete_dushenski Major props on the cloning effort
gribble: The operation succeeded.
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BingoBoingo: https://slimgur.com/images/2015/08/27/1ac5da6a88bf122fd5f9d82833075191.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1fIFUG1 )
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kakobrekla: "you spell like a girl"
ben_vulpes: ;;later tell pete_dushenski congrats, boss
gribble: The operation succeeded.
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kakobrekla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253340 < log ? impossibru ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 17:26:30; mats: it seems log.b-a is dropping stuff, i can't find things from e.g. 02APR2015
punkman: http://reason.com/blog/2015/08/25/homeland-security-raids-rentboycom
assbot: Homeland Security Raids Rentboy.com - Hit & Run : Reason.com ... ( http://bit.ly/1EnbmWl )
punkman: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNb2NMIWIAEwjn2.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1EnbBRc )
punkman: https://twitter.com/BurgerKing_GT/status/636967104944672768
kakobrekla: as for the search, i know of at least one reasons that it should be resynced fully
mircea_popescu: !up moonpunter
moonpunter: ty
mircea_popescu: sure. who're you ?
moonpunter: what is assbot looking for, if i manage my keys with enigmail?
moonpunter: paul madore
mircea_popescu: it checks sks iirc.
mircea_popescu: is your key listed ?
moonpunter: one sec
moonpunter: i just uploaded it there a few minutes ago. probably have to wait a bit.
mircea_popescu: and jesus god trilema comments are something else. at the same time there's a woman telling me how incredibly right i was, and some derp telling me how incredibly wrong ~i'm going to be~. pointless and witless on parade, neverending, eternal.
mircea_popescu: moonpunter give it like half hour or something yea.
moonpunter: funkenstein_ might vouch/rate me :)
moonpunter: in the meantime
mircea_popescu: ok, that inadiquet thing rules. "i need feminism because i am stupid and white. if i were black i'd need rakim on a horse."
moonpunter: i find it ironic that mike hearn is taking issue with people using the word "dictators" although he was originally the one who suggested that gavin be a benevolent dictator
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253304 << let them fragment. nobody cares, and no, neither is going to actually get implemented. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 14:29:09; fluffypony: yeah, but BIP 100 is still the lesser of two evils
mircea_popescu: the funny thing is that the usg is so very fucking convinced all the bs stuff it's powered by works in bitcoin too
mircea_popescu: because "everywhere is here!!11" and so yeah, totally, astro turfing, "the controversy", "moving the window" and whatnot.
moonpunter: transparency favors no authority but legitimate authority
mircea_popescu: meanwhile bitcoin is still not for the poor, they can dance until they fall over for all the good it's gonna do.
mircea_popescu: and THIS point MUST be actually verified in practice. and not only once, either.
mircea_popescu: daily.
cazalla: moonpunter, same paul madore that writes for cryptocoinsnews?
mircea_popescu: moonpunter mike is too young to know exactly what is the fate of being in the us army. how you get bombed silly from all directions while trying to follow nonsensical directives.
mircea_popescu: he should have been in vietnam.
moonpunter is an iraq infantry vet
moonpunter: but vietnam was a real war in my book. ☟︎
moonpunter: well, real combat.
moonpunter: "overwhelming force" doctrine made us feel more like cops on patrol than soldiers saving innocents.
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253324 << lol why not just buy a phillips screwdriver and be done with it ? ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 16:06:31; punkman: from the business in Luxor department.
mircea_popescu: no repair shop does anything other than what you normally do with desktops
mircea_popescu: but hey, the closed box folks managed to wrest an entire business space away from the user with the shitty screws./
mircea_popescu: moonpunter ask an individual that participated. seven days a week consisted of bad leadership and getting pounded.
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mircea_popescu: mats / ascii_field the dispute you're engaged in looks to me like a failure to agree upon terminology. alf thinks in terms of "competent user". mitigation as generally discussed thinks in term of "usg-spawned monkey which was allowed at a keyboard for no conceivable reason". in this later case, hotgluing the usb hole is a valid mitigation technique.
mircea_popescu: and in fact no mitigation thingee out there does anything else.
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253375 << it is formally simple. which is what he means by "easy", but also what easy eminently is not. formally simplest is always the hardest. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 17:49:32; mats: you make this so difficult
mircea_popescu: moonpunter aha! so you dispute the summary ?
punkman: mircea_popescu: no repair shop does anything other than what you normally do with desktops << I couldn't readily repair this one at home
mircea_popescu: can't find the part ?
mircea_popescu: this is what they do you realise, order replacement parts ?
mircea_popescu: nobody's sitting there with an amp meter and a soldering iron.
kakobrekla: which usually cost more than the lappy itself
mircea_popescu: depends, but often enough yeah.
moonpunter: i just think he's ridiculous to take offense to people using a term he himself introduced. anyone with half a brain would never use a term like that and expect an intelligent group to not dissect and then turn it around on them.
mircea_popescu: i suspect many laptops are sold in the manner of printers. except you pay for "service" instead of "cartridges"
punkman: plenty of folks do soldering
mircea_popescu: moonpunter that part for sure. then again his target aren't intelligent people, nor any people likely to try and think the matter through independently.
mircea_popescu: but i'm more curious about how you view the vietnam thing in your own experience.
moonpunter: the computer store up the block charged less for a 25 foot cable than to simply put the adapter on for me. annoying. came home and immediately bought a $8 tool off ebay.
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253398 << i'm curious to hear the list. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 18:18:04; mats: this represents such a regression in so many ways i am unable to count them
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253407 << you blessfully ignore the part where THEY CAN BARELY AFFORD A CHAIR. you understand this, do you ? the schmucks that are "ceo"s and whatnot, can barely afford their own breakfast ? the reason airbnb HAS TO exist is because if they can't sleep on each other's bike rags they can't "go to conferences" and prop up the whole word cloud ? ☝︎☟︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 18:23:50; ascii_field: trinque: specifically concerning process separation - the thing to do with existing machines is - 1 per task.
mircea_popescu: what 1 per machine.
BingoBoingo: ;;ticker --market all
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 227.36, vol: 13303.28171619 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 223.94, vol: 7362.17955 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 227.52, vol: 12673.27965693 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 229.17, vol: 3.22033114 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 225.684697, vol: 18938.35790000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 228.2126, vol: 227.69261178 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 233.552156519, vol: 47.87118763 | Volume-weighted last (1 more message)
BingoBoingo: ;;more
gribble: average: 226.3252532
kakobrekla: > the schmucks that are "ceo"s and whatnot, can barely afford their own breakfast ? < http://ads.newsbtc.com/www/images/43a8dcd005175d58a21a6d878f649391.gif
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1KawT6V )
mircea_popescu: check it out, <marquee> lives on!
mats: i suppose we should define terminology, then: what does it mean for something to be 'single-task'? what abstraction level is non-arbitrary (or appropriate)?
mats: shall we boot up a machine for every x server of every gui-level application we wish to run, because there is no such thing yet as gui-level isolation?
mircea_popescu: http://40.media.tumblr.com/njE9Bw4rvg8ruhzlh5Q7AHg9o1_1280.jpg << all sorts of interesting assumptions in there, such as "the toiletries don't matter because we don't like to think about them, being puritans" ; or "even plants need multiple times their mass in nutrients over extended periods, but you'll fit your stuff in ONE cupboard alright". this all doiesn't much interest me, because while obvious to anyone thinking ☟︎
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1KaAQse )
mircea_popescu: , it was certainly entirely obscure to the target. one point however was not : three people, two beds. so did they assume the immature human naturally sleeps in bed with her father or mother ? which of those two individuals aren't really separate in the thoughts of the intended viewer ?
mircea_popescu: which of these three*
mircea_popescu: mats i don't see a way to implement his scheme as anything but running dozens of machines to replace my desktop. which, in fairness, was one of the proposed approaches back in the 70s. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: also in fairness, it didn't survive.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6288 @ 0.00070805 = 4.4522 BTC [-] {3}
mats: how does anybody meaningfully build on e.g. 'msdos' when it has only one operating mode, is purposed for a 'single-task', and doesn't blow up when some level of the abstraction (that by any reasonable person could be reasoned as multi-task if it is to do anything useful, e.g, graphics, networking, file system access!!1) has a bug in it?
mircea_popescu: notably graphics is not multitask.
mircea_popescu: to this day the array scans.
mats: ok
mircea_popescu: networking is chiefly multitasking because of the way it's implemented. but even in systems built to mt, there's a dedicated box added outside. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: you could in principle then just have a dedicated process for single task networking.
mircea_popescu: in short : contrary to what peoiple think, there is no actual scope for decisionmaking in systems design.
mats: systems programmers are the high priests of a low cult
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 1700 @ 0.00070726 = 1.2023 BTC [-] {2}
BingoBoingo: From the derpolist https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-August/010660.html
assbot: [bitcoin-dev] BIPS proposal for implementing AML-KYC in bitcoin ... ( http://bit.ly/1F0tqQK )
asciilifeform: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253515 << if speaking of existing hardware, there is no shortage of 'computers' which cost pocket change and each can run just about anything one might care to ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 20:37:00; mircea_popescu: mats i don't see a way to implement his scheme as anything but running dozens of machines to replace my desktop. which, in fairness, was one of the proposed approaches back in the 70s.
ascii_field: (e.g. pogo)
ascii_field: and i'm not speaking of junkyard iron, either, but brand-new
ascii_field: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253511 << these hidey-holes were meant to house people for ~six weeks, while the hottest fallout clears ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 20:35:43; mircea_popescu: http://40.media.tumblr.com/njE9Bw4rvg8ruhzlh5Q7AHg9o1_1280.jpg << all sorts of interesting assumptions in there, such as "the toiletries don't matter because we don't like to think about them, being puritans" ; or "even plants need multiple times their mass in nutrients over extended periods, but you'll fit your stuff in ONE cupboard alright". this all doiesn't much interest me, because while obvious
mircea_popescu: ascii_field im not too keep to manage a larger count of items.
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: and that's how american houses got those toilet/washroom combos.
mircea_popescu: ascii_field how much shit is produced in six weeks by a group of three people ? not counting the water it flushes with, just the shit.
ascii_field: 'too many items'
mircea_popescu: because it wouldn't fit in that stupid cupboard.
mircea_popescu: and no. just look at all the "Whitegoods" and the proliferation thereof. usians love item count like they love their absent virility.
ascii_field: mircea_popescu: it is no deep secret that the 'shelter industry' was largely part cargo-cult, part 'i wanna build a wine cellar without wife bitching'
ascii_field: !s man cave
assbot: 13 results for 'man cave' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=man+cave
mircea_popescu: sure. but specifically what interests me there is, which two sleep in the same cot.
ascii_field: so there is the imaginary reality of the sales pitch, but a separate physical reality of what these were used for.
ascii_field: nobody sleeps in the fucking cot. the husband, if he's lucky, bangs secretary in that cot.
mircea_popescu: but in the picture
ascii_field: let's also put a flying unicorn in the picture.
mircea_popescu: but they didn't.
mircea_popescu: we don't get to alter artefacts.
ascii_field: they put equally magical 'non-shitting princess'
mircea_popescu: the girl (i think it's a girl ?) setting the table does not shit ? why's she get a plate then ?
mircea_popescu: (and how convenient she's female - i'd like to see someone keep a 19yo guy pinned down with the old folks for six weeks.)
mircea_popescu: (and yet he should be - in practical terms a population that spends x on sheltering women and x on sheltering men will fare ~35% worse than a population that just spends 2x on sheltering men. because women are for many reasos much much harider)
mircea_popescu: (those reasons being chiefly that woman comes with fully formed ovules pre-packaged. an ovary is essentially a bunch of candy-wrapped m&ms, and her period consists of one of those wrappers being torn. whereas a male comes with a sperm CREATION mechanism. so if the male is damaged, the male is out. if the female is damaged she'll just ovulate a different skittle.)
mircea_popescu: and if you think about it for a moment, it should be apparent why any sort of an alternative scheme wouldn't even work. given that yes, radiation is a fact of cosmos.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2928 @ 0.00071219 = 2.0853 BTC [+] {2}
mircea_popescu: http://41.media.tumblr.com/njE9Bw4rvg3c82oor24qNHcho1_500.jpg << people had trouble with the celltowers of 1915, too.
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAIFoY )
ascii_field: !s cixi
assbot: 11 results for 'cixi' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=cixi
mircea_popescu: "Electricity". like "Internet" and "Bitcoin"
ascii_field: it took more than one electrocuted drunk to drive the point home
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5250 @ 0.00071519 = 3.7547 BTC [+] {4}
ascii_field: (for added lulz, proper insulation was not yet discovered, cloth and tar were sop)
mircea_popescu: tar was still used for insulation in 4.5V batteries when i was a kid. and the cells were paper wrapped. ☟︎
ascii_field: same.
ascii_field: it was ~the~ battery to me, aha
ascii_field: still pissed they don't exist in usa
mircea_popescu: also, here's your wish http://40.media.tumblr.com/njE9Bw4rvfurmor6yhcEcrXFo1_400.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAJ4rJ )
ascii_field: nonshitting princess is on left hand of this photo.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in the famous enema drawing series : http://41.media.tumblr.com/njE9Bw4rvh907x0sXdHTjQd9o1_1280.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAJe2e )
mircea_popescu: backed up princess is going to be unplugged.
mircea_popescu: also, http://40.media.tumblr.com/pBOYZzcWxfulnz6tlpGAiKyno1_500.jpg << I need feminism for to STOP RAEP !
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAJAFY )
mircea_popescu: !up ascii_field
mircea_popescu: and yes this was an actual thing. behold the president/initiator : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/80/Alice_Reighly.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAJM8g )
mircea_popescu: (do not click the above if you have any reason to suspect the glass in your monitor is weak)
trinque dry-heaves
trinque: denial's as old as history
mircea_popescu: that's exactly the woman's problem, you know, how to not get fucked. seriously.
trinque: how dare anyone suggest otherwise, in fact.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile back at the ranch, http://41.media.tumblr.com/X6sh6C0oTfeip8s3wDHdObVSo1_1280.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAKlyT )
trinque: guy's face is excellent
mircea_popescu: girl's better imo.
trinque: well for different reasons!
trinque: lol
mircea_popescu: notrly.
BingoBoingo: From the lulz mines https://archive.is/GUHSD
assbot: Clarity on the CoinTelegraph Speculation ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAKsdI )
mircea_popescu: she holds her own just fine, and she's on fucking stilts and backed against a wall.
mircea_popescu: look at the narrow uneven shit she stands on, even
trinque now notices the differences in posture
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo no way im reading that nightmare in prose.
BingoBoingo: That's fair' I didn't even read the whole thing either
mircea_popescu: trinque which is why the man is humble, and squinting. he sees what you see and wonders how to go about it.
mircea_popescu: this is also ~why~ you put young women on the fucking stilts and back them against the wall.
mircea_popescu: and obviously, why the fat stupoid failures that protest lost before the game even begun.
ascii_field: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253499 << dunno which usa mircea_popescu was thinking of, but the one i live in contains bozos who shell out for $3k 'macbooks' etc. ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 20:11:36; mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253407 << you blessfully ignore the part where THEY CAN BARELY AFFORD A CHAIR. you understand this, do you ? the schmucks that are "ceo"s and whatnot, can barely afford their own breakfast ? the reason airbnb HAS TO exist is because if they can't sleep on each other's bike rags they can't "go to conferences" and prop up the whole word cloud ?
mircea_popescu: the usa you live in, much like the argentina i live in, is wholly made up of people who buy the fucking yearl agendas on time.
trinque: mircea_popescu: hm, yeah. the advantage of being able to drop a jaw by merely existing?
mircea_popescu: what shell out? how many usians do you know that EVER owed 3k free and clear, in their hands ?
mircea_popescu: trinque not at all!
trinque: ah, then I don't follow
mircea_popescu: not like it's going anywhere.
BingoBoingo: <trinque> ah, then I don't follow << They "shell out" for macbooks the same way hamplanets do for "king ranch" credit
trinque: streams are crossed; I was talking about the hot lady on the film set.
trinque: I am well aquainted with the fake CEOs of the fake software industry, haha
mircea_popescu: http://41.media.tumblr.com/njE9Bw4rvfdmjf60uUub1jOvo1_500.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JALaYs )
mircea_popescu: now showing... tarzan. ☟︎
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3121 @ 0.00071559 = 2.2334 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: !up moonpunter
mircea_popescu: !gettrust moonpunter
assbot: moonpunter is not registered in WoT.
moonpunter: still saying not valid, but as you can see in that link, i've uploaded the key...
mircea_popescu: ...
kakobrekla: run the command on chan
moonpunter: !register 6310 C4E0 B0E9 7287 A3CF EBAD 8515 F76E ADCF D13C
assbot: That does not seem to be a valid fingerprint.
kakobrekla: remove spaces
moonpunter: oh...
moonpunter: !register 6310C4E0B0E97287A3CFEBAD8515F76EADCFD13C
assbot: Searching pgp.mit.edu for key with fingerprint: 6310C4E0B0E97287A3CFEBAD8515F76EADCFD13C. This may take a few moments.
assbot: Key ADCFD13C / "phm (phm.link) <moonpunter@gmail.com>" successfully imported.
assbot: Registration successful.
moonpunter: typical /me retardation
moonpunter: thank you
kakobrekla: lots of folks fall in that hole. np.
BingoBoingo: A few folks though fall into lots of holes
moonpunter: i fall into k-holes
mircea_popescu: !rate moonpunter 1 falls into holes.
assbot: Request successful, get your OTP: http://w.b-a.link/otp/7fa38f0f17d2d881
mircea_popescu: !v assbot:mircea_popescu.rate.moonpunter.1:cba5be8d0eca0eeaf501a07aa95bf5e67f9be674da9491d8ad0f85d5df73db9f
assbot: Successfully added a rating of 1 for moonpunter with note: falls into holes.
mircea_popescu: ;;seen adlai
gribble: adlai was last seen in #bitcoin-assets 1 day, 18 hours, 57 minutes, and 49 seconds ago: <Adlai> !down Adlai
mircea_popescu: i guess that settles that.
mircea_popescu: !unrate adlai
assbot: Request successful, get your OTP: http://w.b-a.link/otp/7d9b6922425a4323
mircea_popescu: !v assbot:mircea_popescu.unrate.adlai:4815aef3f452efc113340bc91579662c4cb4c996da005dae934ec757866c19e8
assbot: Successfully unrated adlai
mircea_popescu: on the topic of falling into holes, the ability to back up the shit one comes up with being like the #1 requirement of manhood.
trinque: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duvnXnA3Mh8 << k-hole anthem
assbot: NOFX - Kids of the K-Hole - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/1JAMIl9 )
moonpunter: !rate mircea_popescu +1 [crypto wizard]
assbot: Request successful, get your OTP: http://w.b-a.link/otp/11887c8495319995
moonpunter: was the + needless?
mircea_popescu: wow, i thought the k-hole was some sort of play on r/K selection
kakobrekla: and the square brackets.
moonpunter: no, i was referring to ketamine
moonpunter: followed Furthur for awhile a few years ago, before i got married
moonpunter: long story.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3540 @ 0.00071559 = 2.5332 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: http://41.media.tumblr.com/Lcum1L92Web7no2yW3aj1LMKo1_1280.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1JANvCH )
asciilifeform: !up ascii_field
ascii_field: waiwut?!! Adlai pankakked ?!
ag3nt_zer0: good afternoon folks
ag3nt_zer0: ho goes it?
trinque: ag3nt_zer0: afternoon. goes okay, yourself?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3221 @ 0.00071469 = 2.302 BTC [-]
ag3nt_zer0: trinque: hey there going alright thx. just gettin home from the work
ag3nt_zer0: you know, i am thankful to have the chance to whisper some renegade think-for-yourselfisms into the impressionable ears of kids, through music nonetheless, but dude it doesn't take long in these classrooms to realize how fucked this country is by virtue of how undisciplined/spoiled rotten these kids are - relative to the soberness of student bodies in say china or india...
thestringpuller: you talkin bout US?
ag3nt_zer0: this fucking kid yesterday: I have him count sing this simple 4-beat card - he does a pretty good job which I greet, perhaps shameful in restrospect, with enthusiasm... and then i say, "the only thing I would suggest could be better is holding the beats all the way through"
ag3nt_zer0: the kid says, age 6, "you are insulting me" ☟︎
ag3nt_zer0: lol
ag3nt_zer0: yeah US
trinque googles trilema anal child, is shocked to find that every result lacks the word trilema
trinque: well not shocked, but you know.
ag3nt_zer0: i said "no i'm not"
trinque: ag3nt_zer0: when the food thing is empty, you scream
thestringpuller: the spoiled phenomenon is a matter of circumstance in my opinion
ag3nt_zer0: he said "yes you are"
ag3nt_zer0: I say "go sit down"
ag3nt_zer0: haha
trinque: when you have to shit, you just shit through the bottom of the cage
ag3nt_zer0: wtf
trinque: isn't this what life is?
thestringpuller: i know plenty of parents who came from the "the hood" and spoil their children now that they are well off
trinque: oh and most importantly, if no one pays attention to you, you scream louder still
trinque: not being paid attention to constantly is the most horrible thing that can happen to a person!
ag3nt_zer0: and all the admins running around alerting me to the endless list of "allergies" and sensitivity and "spectrum" issues that the little shits with their sick mothers dream up in the organic med aisle at whole foods
thestringpuller: and this cant be a localized phenomenon in time and space there should be spoiled children throughout history and in many different places
ag3nt_zer0: trinque: yes
ag3nt_zer0: thstringpuller: yes
trinque: sure, there were spoiled children as there were turds throughout time
trinque: what's done with them is the question
ag3nt_zer0: I hear in India that once a student is asked to leave a school... thats it, forever.
trinque: ^
ag3nt_zer0: no more school, ever, for them
ag3nt_zer0: yeah wahst done with them
ag3nt_zer0: and I think i mentioned it earlier about the "positive discipline" plan these pussies follow... no raising of voice, no calling out kids on the spot, in other words all things that pput them in their place and establish that heirarchy are now "abusive" and outmoded because tradition = dumb - or whatever
ag3nt_zer0: anyway, Im in it for the money
trinque: a dead body goes through all sorts of stages of rot, none of them reversible
ag3nt_zer0: http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/spoiled-kids-funny-pictures.jpg
assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1ElJEsJ )
ag3nt_zer0: its really just the living reflection of their ugly-minded parents
gernika: I wonder what is the sane mode of behavior for a child stuck in the public school system? Perhaps to make it work it actually is necessary to hit them and yell at them, but should it be made to work?
ag3nt_zer0: depnds on if the teacher has anything of value to pass on i suppose
ag3nt_zer0: most dont
ag3nt_zer0: so , no, it shouldnt be made to work and yes it makes sense thatr the kids are fucking retarded
ag3nt_zer0: or, insane
gernika: I think I asked the wrong question actually - but I'm not sure how to put it in terms of causes instead of purposes.
mircea_popescu: !up protn
protn: :)
protn: folks do u trade here?
protn: btc and or shares, indexes
kakobrekla: there are a few traders
mircea_popescu: <ag3nt_zer0> i said "no i'm not" << the one remarkable quality of six year olds is how quickly they can transform adults, even if specially trained, into other six year olds :D ☟︎
BingoBoingo: Pretty much anything can be traded here.
mircea_popescu: !rated protn
assbot: protn is not registered in WoT.
mircea_popescu: prolly best see to that first.
protn: i mean not here
protn: but overall
mircea_popescu: you want to know if we trade here not here ?
protn: lol
kakobrekla: i trade also there.
mircea_popescu: a rare case of win-win.
BingoBoingo: !b 6 ✂︎
assbot: Last 6 lines bashed and pending review. ( http://dpaste.com/3B5BWEP.txt )
assbot: [MPEX] [S.QNTR] 8500 @ 0.00039 = 3.315 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: <gernika> I wonder what is the sane mode of behavior for a child stuck in the public school system? << what the black kids do. fuck all the girls in class by the age they're 14, and whether they want to or not.
mircea_popescu: then move on.
kakobrekla: !s bitfinex engine
assbot: 0 results for 'bitfinex engine' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=bitfinex+engine
mircea_popescu: !s two cans and string
assbot: 17 results for 'two cans and string' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=two+cans+and+string
mircea_popescu: same principlex.
kakobrekla: well a few days old still very lulzy https://www.reddit.com/r/BitcoinMarkets/comments/3hnk8g/critical_issues_with_bitfinex_trading_engine/
assbot: Critical issues with Bitfinex trading engine : BitcoinMarkets ... ( http://bit.ly/1fJ6zCz )
mircea_popescu: !up moonpunter
mircea_popescu: no, you need to self-voice. pm assbot !up
BingoBoingo: !down moonpunter
gernika: mircea_popescu I suppose that's one thing you couldn't do in a private all boys boarding school as opposed to a public school.
mircea_popescu: the all boys/all girls thing is beyond retarded anyway.
kakobrekla: I have a friend that made like 120 BTC because he could buy really cheap Bitcoins during a past flashcrash. From those 120, he only got 20 out. Bitfinex told him: sorry there was a trading engine problem. You never really bought 120 Bitcoins.
kakobrekla: forgot to add ">"
kakobrekla: anyway, losses suck it up, winning trading engine issue
mircea_popescu: it's quite obvious they won't pay the >10mn they owe on perfectly good claims to various users.
mircea_popescu: this because the usg is a great expert at making claims and putting forth pretense, but can't generally pay a cup of coffee if it comes to it.
mircea_popescu recalls the lulzy instance when "big deal" silicon valley firm wanted to talk but a) principals "didn't have the time" to come visit and b) they really didn't see "why i'd need" three first class tickets + hotel of "pick from this list" + the rest of the rider.
deedbot-: [Trilema] The function and the functioning of art. - http://trilema.com/2015/the-function-and-the-functioning-of-art/
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7950 @ 0.00071559 = 5.6889 BTC [+]
gernika: They were probably shocked you weren
mircea_popescu was like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuvPhAuQFD4
assbot: Griffin Dunne v Dennis Hopper (Search and Destroy, 1995) - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/1fJ8J5p )
gernika: 't enticed by free soda
mircea_popescu: if only more people drank the damned fizzy pop thing.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4900 @ 0.00071559 = 3.5064 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5300 @ 0.00071559 = 3.7926 BTC [+]
asciilifeform: 'Now I seriously think of moving to Argentina. This nation already survived the horrific default of 2001, military dictatorship, deindustrialization and various other calamities, and came through it all with its dignity intact. They know how to be poor but happy (unlike Russians) and without neuroses (unlike Americans)—I saw this with my own eyes.' (guest orlolz, http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2015/08/corn-madness-revisited.h
assbot: ClubOrlov ... ( http://bit.ly/1MYs696 )
asciilifeform: tml )
asciilifeform: un minimo respeto por el trabajador!!!!11111
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=27-08-2015#1253522 << must dig out this thread, because this is when i point out that the generalization of this principle - 'if it really has to happen all the time, it ought to have dedicated silicon' - is called 'dataflow computation' ☝︎
assbot: Logged on 27-08-2015 20:42:00; mircea_popescu: networking is chiefly multitasking because of the way it's implemented. but even in systems built to mt, there's a dedicated box added outside.
asciilifeform: and it exists in isolated instances in your computer right now. for instance, disk has own computer. as does your vga card, which, as mircea_popescu pointed out, must scan forever
asciilifeform: walking a dual-ported ram again, again...
asciilifeform: modern network chip is also implemented in quite the same way - it gets a chunk of memory to itself and drops incoming frames there, and waits for magic bit upon which it will crap out its buffer (also there) onto the wire
asciilifeform: who does not believe this, can pick a favourite vendor and read the data sheet (or his kernel's driver for the item)
asciilifeform: in 'dataflow' concept, your computer is actually a barrel full of very small computers. most of them perhaps idling at any given time.
asciilifeform: the funniest thing is that, as described earlier, we already have this. in retarded form.
asciilifeform: (where all but a handful of'em are entirely opaque and nonprogrammable, and, direly, not the least bit inspectable..)