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phf: ben_vulpes: to be fair common lisp tumor is mainly perceptible only to a special kind of basket cases. it is still one of the healthier ecosystems.
asciilifeform: phf: the emacs tumour (see logz, the 'flycheck' thread) is what really blew my mind
asciilifeform: traditionally, the populist chickenbrains folks avoided emacs like plague
asciilifeform: but then somebody realized that it was next on the 'embrace & extinguish' chopping block, and the 'flychecks' appeared.
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-01-19#1376329☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-01-19 04:28 phf: asciilifeform: you know they produced a whole series of those, f.el, dash.el, s.el. "modern"!
asciilifeform: there is apparently nothing more alluring to the vermin than a not-yet-verminized ecosystem
asciilifeform: it is like crack cocaine, to them.
asciilifeform: common lisp verminization will proceed on the same schedule as the emacs one, i imagine
phf: although i wonder where you should start the emacs tumour countdown, sometime around MULE
asciilifeform: e.g., in a few years a n00b looking for 'web server' will find ten qeergendered flycheckesque atrocities and - if he is very very lucky - one 'hunchentoot' in a state of disrepair
asciilifeform: phf: definitely mule
asciilifeform: the case of flycheck was especially instructive because, near as i could tell, the thing provided ZERO advantage over flymake
asciilifeform: of any kind whatsoever
asciilifeform: it was a shit sandwich ANY WAY YOU CUT IT
asciilifeform: and yet if you go ~anywhere you will read 'flymake is OBSOLETE!1111 use flycheck'
phf: heh, it has "modern" right there in the title
asciilifeform: then you try it and find that if you need custom compiler flags (or, satan forbid, a non-x86 gcc) you're SHIT out of luck
asciilifeform: whereas flymake uses your own makefile, which can be ANYTHING.
phf: well, emacs is not outside hostile to "obsolete". iswitchb-mode greets me with "this function is now obsolete" on each load. why? who the fuck knows.
asciilifeform: but oh noez it already existed and predated the flies
asciilifeform: so Must Die
asciilifeform: according to flies.
phf: *is now outright
asciilifeform: phf: you gotta understand their modus operandi
asciilifeform: they HAVE to break your working box.
asciilifeform: or nobody in his right mind would consider their crapolade.
asciilifeform: just as i would have never even known about 'flycheck' if i didn't come across a broken (since fixed, by hand) macos emacs.
phf: oh i understand. it's like the cl mode. they've been fighting cl mode for years, without success, because it's hellof useful. not only has cl mode now been replaced with cl-lib which prefixes ~everything~ with cl- (cl-first, cl-defstruct, cl-fuck-your-mother) but they also disabled highlight of all the cl forms. so cl-defstruct highlights, defstruct doesn't. to discourage the sins of the flesh, y'see.
phf: can still (require 'cl), and it will work, but discouraged from writing since there's no highlighting. next release using cl functions directly is going to produce deprecation warnings.
asciilifeform: the only solution to this kind of shit is to BURN it out with HOT IRONS.
phf: there's no solution to this kind of shit outside of "i use cmucl with emacs 19 and ilisp" or whatever, which is programmer's equivalent of mp's 2005 thinkpads
phf: naggum tried to maintain his own versions of everything (i.e. burn it out with hot irons) and...
asciilifeform: this is pretty much the only answer.
asciilifeform: and yes, people try to dodge it because it requires work.
asciilifeform: but there is not actually any escape from it.
asciilifeform: once the gangrene sets in, you either freeze your toolchain or give up work.
phf: heh, of course flycheck uses dash.el
asciilifeform: and a buncha other turd also
phf: it is like your experiment with depoeterring
asciilifeform: hey that worked
phf: "worked"
asciilifeform: worked for ~everything minus a few proggies
asciilifeform: (chromium, wireshark)
phf: at the very least the demarcation lines become ~very~ obvious. it's either an old unix hand with one or two libs in dependency tree, or a modern monster that pulls 50 libraries and fails to install because of some poetterlib
asciilifeform: this should surprise no one
asciilifeform: just as, walking on the street, you meet men, and flies, but never a man-fly hybrid of questionable species
asciilifeform: (outside of the mega-film)
asciilifeform: and yeah, you will know the idiocies by their mile-long trails of 'pango', 'bonobo', and other strange deps
phf: well, it reveals that core infrastructure is rotten, i assume "few proggies" is what's needed on your battlestation, because on a laptop i'm still for example missing power management tooling. even shell script based stuff depends on dbus or somesuch
asciilifeform: at the heart of something like power management there is normally a 500-lines-of-c util that mostly worx, but surrounded for some reason by hairball of rubbish scriptolade
asciilifeform: whosoever can be arsed, can try to strip it away.
asciilifeform: if your stomach is strong, and little else to do (who?) can go, try.
phf: right,puts you back in naggum territory
asciilifeform: at any rate my gentoo-depoetteringizer does not magically fix the ecosystem, shat to all hell, no. but what it ~does~ do is to hard-nuke the autopullin crapolade and reveal who is your enemy and who is merely passive victim.
asciilifeform: as in, what needs to be fixed, and what - burned with hot irons until not even wet spot remains.
phf: who's going to do the burning
asciilifeform: actually carrying the exercise to a usable-to-other-people, well-documented conclusion is somewhere Nth on the list of things i would do if i had mircea_popescuesque levels of free time
asciilifeform: so there is ~no one to do the burning.
asciilifeform: presently.
trinque: you've argued too well for burning the thing down all the way to the hardware.
trinque: why would anyone fix *nix?
asciilifeform: thing is, someone will have to maintain the forked (and, in practice, re-write, most of them are quite nearly unmaintainable) proggies. there is not actually a substitute for, e.g., wireshark.
asciilifeform: trinque: because nothing else is likely to exist in our lifetime ?
phf: wireshark is a kind of IDA or intellij, can just have them running on your most-sane-dev-box-du-jour
asciilifeform: phf: presently there is nothing else to do
asciilifeform: ida is a particularly interesting case because it is a TOTAL monopoly
asciilifeform: as in, nothing else even remotely approaches it.
asciilifeform: i know of no even vaguely similar item elsewhere.
asciilifeform: it is a collective-failure-of-everybody-but-one-guy - sorta like mpex.
asciilifeform: it is precisely mircea_popescu's story about zeus throwing the other gods
asciilifeform: a race where not only first place but places one through ten thousand went to a single winner.
phf: i'm ok that there exists a superior tool that solves a class of problems. kind of like right now paying for intellij ensures that i can do a certain paid work in the most effective way available. perhaps if i have another interesting lisp project, i'll call alegro people again, etc.
phf: i'm more concerned that there's very little ground left that's unpolluted on which i can build a house or possibly raise a barn with other people
asciilifeform: the most concerning bit is the hardware extinction.
asciilifeform: described here on many occasions.
phf: right
asciilifeform: it is especially concerning because the 'end times' situation, where usable computer hardware is expensive and you cannot rely on other folks having same one as you, etc. is actually how we ended up with the unix braindamage to begin with.
asciilifeform: (how rms left the lisp world, think.)
phf: end times situation is that there's not going to be usable hardware, because "nobody" needs it
asciilifeform: well in practice the only usable hardware ALREADY is out of print.
asciilifeform: (see thread re 'opteron' etc)
phf: right, but on the meta level we're at the MULE point of cancer
phf: naggums have a fit, for obvious reasons, but you can still keep on using that emacs, until "they come for me and noone's left"
asciilifeform: this is why the sane fpga will have to be produced.
phf: i.e. my cmucl runs on a clearly compromised intel cpu and can even do interesting things. imagine future(tm) where only way to run cmucl is by crosscompiling into x86 emulator inside your web browser ;]
asciilifeform: it is the only thing approaching a general-purpose pill against the garbage.
asciilifeform: it is worth elaborating re what 'sane' means in this case.
asciilifeform: it means that 1) design is published and is likely to remain available, no reverse-engineered americrud plox
asciilifeform: 2) toolchain is not a closed x86 turd, and in fact can run on an arch implemented on SELFSAME CHIP itself.
asciilifeform: this is a ~basic, necessary step~ to sanity of whatever any other kind.
asciilifeform: (re: 1 - e.g., reversed xilinx 4000 series, is ~useless~, as you cannot buy it in any kind of qty)
asciilifeform: phf: that 'future' is here already for iPnohe users, who have to run the js pc emulator in the browser to play gamez
asciilifeform: if they want classic msdos gamez
phf: right
phf: standardize on 2010 hardware, buy n+1 replacements for all the parts, write program to talk to god
asciilifeform: this is a computerized version of the traditional american 'survivalist' lunacy
phf: :D
asciilifeform: where you seal yourself into a cave with 10,000 cans of 'spam' and 100,000 rounds of kalash
asciilifeform: and then ... .
phf: i didn't realize it until you said it, and it's fucking hilarious, because i'd mock the strategy elsewhere
asciilifeform: when romans sealed up a vestal virgin who had a fuck, they gave her a loaf of bread and a glass of milk
asciilifeform: but when we do it in usa with 10,000 loaves it is called 'survival' somehow.
trinque: this is why you wont find me maintaining ebuilds anytime soon, lol!
asciilifeform: it is quite the same with 10,000 opteron cpu.
asciilifeform: does anyone recall the jet fighter thread ?
asciilifeform: where we talked about the junkyard in the airport in timisoara
asciilifeform: consisting of a tall pile of MiGs
asciilifeform: which had been cannibalized, largely, to feed their dozen or so working ones
phf: (lisp machines)
asciilifeform: aha.
asciilifeform: i went to the house, where this was done
asciilifeform: and had a machine made
asciilifeform: it was quite like that airfield, yes.
asciilifeform: i haven't switched the thing on in some years
asciilifeform: because, among other reasons, if the disk dies, there is literally NO WAY to restore it
asciilifeform: even if i find identical disk elsewhere
asciilifeform: contents can only be loaded onto it from tape, and i have neither the tape, nor the tape drive !
asciilifeform: (though schmidt did sell me an ~empty shell~ of a tape drive, in case i can ever locate the drive raw !)
asciilifeform: the shell - before anyone asks - has the requisite cabling, ALSO unfindable.
asciilifeform: this is what machine extinction is like
asciilifeform: like to watch ww2 films ?
asciilifeform: then you probably know that NONE of the tanks or planes appearing in ones made in past 40 or so yrs are genuine period.
asciilifeform: real, e.g., 'zero' airplane, exists, in flying condition even somewhere, but do you think it will be wasted on a ~film~ ?!
asciilifeform: i actually spent the first ~6 mo. after i bought the lisp machine, trying to rig up, with fpga, a mechanism to read the fucking disk
asciilifeform: gave up from lack of time.
asciilifeform: st-506 incidentally.
asciilifeform: wanted to not merely read the disk, but emulate
asciilifeform: so i could get rid of the brick and replace with $1 sd card.
phf: i know some folk who can restore 3620 drives, but's that's because that's what they do. i'll ask them what their solutions are at the moment
asciilifeform: the man who did it for a living, had no solution.
asciilifeform: other than a tall (shrinking, as i understand, today - to nothing) pile of drives.
asciilifeform: some outfit in texas makes an emulator gadget, it costs 4 figures.
asciilifeform: i have nfi how well it worx.
asciilifeform: used, as i understand, in critical infrastructure which runs on 1980s minis.
asciilifeform: at any rate, all of these problems are solvable IF SOMEONE CARED TO
asciilifeform: the protocol was documented, i sat down, started doing it
asciilifeform: it is all brute labour
asciilifeform: would have ended up with a result, too, if 'life had not gotten in the way'
phf: well the man who (still) does it for living is not necessarily the ultimate authority, he just does what he needs to do to get those mil contracts cashing in
asciilifeform: recall the pdp emulator thread ?
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2015-08-02#1222211☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-08-02 16:43 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: recall that pdp emulator fella ?
phf: oh yeah yeah, exactly
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2015-08-02#1222246 << related.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-08-02 16:50 kakobrekla: heh, re pdp, apparently http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/19/nuke_plants_to_keep_pdp11_until_2050/
phf: some problems are probably better solvable than others, can perhaps build a st-506<->sd gadget in garage, can't do same with the cpu
asciilifeform: it depends on what means 'cpu'
asciilifeform: can build cpu for certain purposes out of 74xxx.
asciilifeform: but not for, e.g., bitcoin.
asciilifeform: but ok for, e.g., calculating dynamics of the tamper in hbomb.
asciilifeform: or - at a stretch - pgp.
asciilifeform: (this is mainly academic exercise, 74xxx do not grow on trees any more than 'opteron' does.)
asciilifeform: for a while i got into the question of cupric oxide and other exotic semiconductor
asciilifeform: with the aim of, ideally, finding a way to make integrated circuit in similar ways to how hobbyist can make pcb
asciilifeform: (modified b&w photo process, or at least something not more complicated than doing colour photo at home)
asciilifeform: but i did not - to date - get far.
asciilifeform: made a sorta working cu diode.
asciilifeform: that was it.
asciilifeform: the most discouraging part is the utter lack of anybody giving half a tinker's damn.
asciilifeform: (last i recall mircea_popescu gave somewhere close to 1/10th of a damn, he is to be commended for this)
asciilifeform: it is even worth considering that one could, in principle, compute on something ~other than a semiconductor~
asciilifeform: e.g., an optical delay line arranged in some clever way.
phf: define giving a damn. most people would see something like that as a hobbyist project along the lines of building a cpu out of nand gates, but funding it as an militarized alternative to modern computing?
asciilifeform: there was a whole world of approaches that people spent their lives on, before cheap semiconductor, and entirely forgotten now
asciilifeform: e.g., magnetic logic
asciilifeform: (see logz!)
asciilifeform: phf: 'give a damn' in the serious financial sense.
phf: right
asciilifeform: as it stands, it has a good chunk of the difficulty of space colonization but with ~none of the 'sexappeal'
asciilifeform: unenviable field to live in.
asciilifeform: costs of chip fab as we know it, and of orbital launch, are even comparable.
asciilifeform: and as it stands, 'hobbyist' semiconductor is roughly in the same place as hobbyist space travel.
phf: spreading works
asciilifeform: not even.
asciilifeform: if i could make one thing, on a traditional si process, it would be an fpga.
asciilifeform: the by far least idiotic item to make.
asciilifeform: unfortunately it would have to be on a reasonably recent density, to be useful.
phf: i'm very vague on the whole process, i'll have to read up on it
asciilifeform: (fpga only became a seriously practical thing, really, in 2000s. you will find them from '90s but on MASSIVE boards with dozens of the same unit)
asciilifeform: fpga also plays well with my 'specificity of diddling' theorem.
asciilifeform: i.e. there is no effective way to subtly sabotage the thing if you do not know the victim's intended circuit layout.
phf: for example i don't quite grok why can't press low density vlsi at home. seems like all or nothing kind of proposition.
asciilifeform: phf: it again depends.
asciilifeform: do you need to melt and refine the si ?
asciilifeform: cut the wafer ?
asciilifeform: chemically prepare the cut wafer ?
asciilifeform: or did someone do all of this already
asciilifeform: (in many modern plants, the things are purchased pre-prepped)
asciilifeform: conceivably if you start with a sufficiently prepped product, you can 'vlsi at home'
asciilifeform: but then the act is only scarcely different from using fpga.
asciilifeform: you did not make anything, really, and you relied on a supply chain that is quite likely unstable, esp. if you become 'interesting'
phf: right
phf: the jet plane problem
asciilifeform: quite.
asciilifeform: my take on it, is that if you are using some industrial product in this, it absolutely has to be something available in MASSIVE qty, readily
asciilifeform: just as afghanis make kalash with hand tools, yes, but do not worry about getting ammo, it is gettable
asciilifeform: (if they had to try to make ~it~ they would quickly fight with swords again)
asciilifeform: analogously, the correct thing to make today would be not merely fpga,
asciilifeform: but one where the physical package is brought out to a 'nuts and bolts' thing that you can screw into an aggregate, tiled, without making pcb
asciilifeform: where 'computer' is simply this mass, of how many of these things you screwed together and attached dc power supply to.
asciilifeform: picture 1,024 'cubes of computronium'
asciilifeform: handily solves 'diddle' also - which cube will the enemy sabotage ? how does he know which one will hold what part of your circuit before you assemble them ?
asciilifeform: even if enemy supplies ~all~ of the cubes.
phf: "greenarrays"
asciilifeform: aha but macroscale.
asciilifeform: also 'greenarray' i will nitpick is not an fpga
phf: right
asciilifeform: but just a die with a number of conventional cpu.
asciilifeform: (if small.)
asciilifeform: fpga is also nice because, in principle, it can be optically inspected
asciilifeform: (put a quartz glass window in it, like 1980s eproms)
asciilifeform: structure is very regular.
asciilifeform: thing consists largely of sram.
asciilifeform: (modern vendors succumb to the temptation to put a great many special-purpose parts in fpga, e.g., multipliers, even whole cpu cores, etc. i am specifically not talking about their rubbish.)
phf: so the idea is what drop $500k on an pure documented fpga, hope that maker crowd will help you recoup your costs, use fraction to run tmsr infrastructure? :)
asciilifeform: it'd be quite a bit more than 500k
asciilifeform: and i have no reasonable expectation that anyone could recoup the costs.
asciilifeform: ergo it ain't happening.
phf: so what's the advantage of fpga based architecture as opposed to someone hypothetically investing quite a bit more than 500k into a high density risc, etc.?
asciilifeform: the advantage is that you keep the design space.
asciilifeform: can run x86 proggies today, and have the option of proper lispm later
asciilifeform: there is also the advantage i described earlier, re 'specificity of diddling'
asciilifeform: the thing is that neither of these concerns really interests anybody who has a spare 500k
asciilifeform: (again this number is missing several 0's, but for sake of argument.0
asciilifeform: )
phf: well, more like 8086 and cadr today and proper lispm maybe in the future if somebody designs one
phf: ok, i'm going to sleep. this was an entertaining conversation, even if a recap of many past threads
asciilifeform: it is not actually hard to massively improve on cadr, much of its gnarl was that it had to be made of 74xxx and of weird amd ALUs available at the time
asciilifeform: 'nigh phf
asciilifeform: *night
BingoBoingo: https://i.imgur.com/pXIE2y6.jpg
BingoBoingo: ;;bc,stats
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mircea_popescu: check out the alfwall.
mircea_popescu: mats> anglos go rite to hell, etc << but i'm not anglo ?!
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: All pale folk look alike apparently?
mircea_popescu: he just hates me because i'm beautiful.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455022 << it's not JUST that, also needs another ingredient, a special flavour of "open". geek-open, when people aren't comfortable with humiliating idiots.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 00:37 asciilifeform: there is apparently nothing more alluring to the vermin than a not-yet-verminized ecosystem
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455044 << i don't comprehend how this can even be a thing.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 00:46 phf: oh i understand. it's like the cl mode. they've been fighting cl mode for years, without success, because it's hellof useful. not only has cl mode now been replaced with cl-lib which prefixes ~everything~ with cl- (cl-first, cl-defstruct, cl-fuck-your-mother) but they also disabled highlight of all the cl forms. so cl-defstruct highlights, defstruct doesn't. to discourage the sins of the flesh, y'see.
mircea_popescu: who the fuck asked anybody, and why isn't this just some text config file somewhere.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455048 << i think naggum was an incredibly poorly managed project. i wouldn't think his experience informative, for anything☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 00:49 phf: naggum tried to maintain his own versions of everything (i.e. burn it out with hot irons) and...
asciilifeform: naggum fought alone.
mircea_popescu: [yes, i've beaten tax authorities into the dirt on multiple occasions]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform mens insana.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: except you did not do it from the position of being a pauper.
mircea_popescu: indeed not.
asciilifeform: srsly you need a certain amount of mircea_popescutronium to 'jurisdiction shop', appear in court, etc.
mircea_popescu: wouldn't advise anyone to try, either.
mircea_popescu: it's one thing to try and run a marathon. it;s another thing to try and run a marathon with pneumonia.
mircea_popescu: but in general - not that i expect this to be practically useful to anyone, as it isn't without the rest of the tools involved - the matter hinges on that fine thin line when liability can be personally attached. once you can start going after individuals rather than their precious "government" construct in the abstract, they pop like watermelons in august.
asciilifeform: in usa, at least, 'individual' is more often than not sunk on the very day he has to so much as ~appear~ in court.
asciilifeform: kiss job good-bye, etc.
mircea_popescu: depends, it can be very productive.
mircea_popescu: i've so far netted more money than the average us citizen's net worth out of simply selling cases.
asciilifeform: just hiring lawyer for a week would wipe out ~99% of usaschwitz inmates
asciilifeform: and yeah i recall, in logz, 'whichever hungry london barrister buys'
mircea_popescu: in general, if you're not working with retained counsel, but have to purpose hire, you have no business going to court.
mircea_popescu: diff jurisdiction, england.
mircea_popescu: i meant us specifically.
asciilifeform: but admit, this is 0 use to a naggum.
mircea_popescu: this is how this works : if it is your field of expertise, you have legal team ready to go. either you're a complete imbecile, or woe be upon whoever gets involved. if not your field of expertise, you're either prosecuting in which case generally you want to assign the matter ; or else you're in deep shit.
mircea_popescu: i admit, and admitted above.
asciilifeform: so then. what should he have done against the tax inspectors.
asciilifeform: the one option was, i suppose, to go stack.
mircea_popescu: "what should man that discharged his rifle into his boat do ?"
asciilifeform: pop 2nd round into his head
asciilifeform: ?
mircea_popescu: "man should not discharge rifle into boat". who the fuck told him he can run a consulting business without a tax expert ? even accountant level.
mircea_popescu: he decided to do this incredibly idiotic thing after which didn't want to pay the slap on the wrist penalty that attaches to doing incredibly idiotic thing ?
asciilifeform: tax expert would have somehow settled the 80% norwegian tax, assessed ~based on profession~, rather than actual receipts, into something sane?!
mircea_popescu: at the very least would have warned him 2 years in advance.
asciilifeform: and it wasn't a slap on the wrist, it was - iirc - a pretty penny
asciilifeform: i.e. what he 'could have earned'
asciilifeform: (they would not believe that he preferred to work 2-3 mo./yr in actuality)
mircea_popescu: the term "slap on the wrist" is a business call. it stands correct as it is. your "pretty penny" is a housewife call. it's not relevant how much it is.
asciilifeform: it is relevant to the man who has to pay and hasn't with what
asciilifeform: and from whom they then take whatever isn't bolted down
mircea_popescu: how do you perceive what he did (hurr durr i'm going to be a business) is different from average tardstalk forumite (hurr durr i'm going to be an exchange) ?
asciilifeform: granted, to mircea_popescu on mt olympus none of this is relevant
mircea_popescu: point stands : if you aren't a businessman, and don't have business skills, why are you starting a business ?
mircea_popescu: what if he started flying a plane without ever learning math ?
mircea_popescu: "i didn't expect solid items to be where the atmosphere goes"
mircea_popescu: "yeah well..."
asciilifeform: and if he had learned..?
asciilifeform: would have learned to not even try, and then what, spend life working for racal norsk ?
mircea_popescu: aha.
asciilifeform: it is precisely the 'overcivilized' thing
asciilifeform: over here in usaschwitz folks learn to - yes, not even try
mircea_popescu: look, the dilemma here isn't "either i be eunuch or else i go fight for odin as a berserker"
asciilifeform: yes, an accountant could have - and probably did! tell naggum that he was fucked.
asciilifeform: how much good this did ?
asciilifeform: how was he to get ~unfucked~.
mircea_popescu: could have told him WHAT fucking each path would hold in future!
mircea_popescu: this is not to be taken lightly.
mircea_popescu: do you understand this ? about a third of my mail EACH DAY is various people in various jurisdictions telling me "mr popescu how do we proceed in the following situation : X. A does so and so B does so and so [C, D , E]"
asciilifeform: naturally.
mircea_popescu: one can't exist without these people.
asciilifeform: but this is interesting to mircea_popescu because he ~has~ the maneuvering space.
asciilifeform: the c,d,e buttons are actually connected to something, for him.
mircea_popescu: the notion that you're going to run a business, but not have counsel, not have tax and accounting support, not have etc etc is like you'll cook a meal for a wedding without stove or pots or pans.
mircea_popescu: really ?
asciilifeform: if you can't afford a pot, you will cook it on open hearth yes.
asciilifeform: in a mud pit.
asciilifeform: or eat raw.
asciilifeform: why do you suppose people fuck goats?
BingoBoingo: Goats are sluts?
mircea_popescu: i always thought it was the eyes
mircea_popescu: you ever took a good look in goat's eyes ?
asciilifeform: naggum and stack were similar in that actually getting all of the support they were 'supposed to have to run business' would likely have ~wiped them out~ financially and still put them no farther away from statal rape
trinque: bullshit.
asciilifeform: trinque: ever hire lawyer ?
asciilifeform: retain one ?
trinque: yes?!
asciilifeform: it was cheap ?
mircea_popescu: you know you can generally get a basic package kinda similar to insurance.
trinque: wtf is a business if you can't pay a few grand to a lawyer per month?
asciilifeform: i had this, it was a joke
mircea_popescu: it's workable for most entry level needs. gotta shop around a little.
asciilifeform: trinque: a motherfucking consulting gig ??
asciilifeform: where a few k/mo is your WHOLE RECEIPT ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you have to appreciate : in nature, there exists such a thing as a hole.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: again i had this, and it was a real laugh, read the fine print sometime.
trinque: consult better?
mircea_popescu: if you ever drove clutch you gotta understand this. you can not run car at ALL speeds and combos.
asciilifeform: sure.
mircea_popescu: some chokle the engine. some ruin the gearbox.
mircea_popescu: there exists a hole in this "single derpy consultant business".
asciilifeform: trinque: mighty fine answer. but you left out the broomstick.
mircea_popescu: the ONLY way is for 2-3-5 to get together.
mircea_popescu: there is nothing wrong with this - people do it all the time. venice was entirely built out of the fact that a boat took on average 3.5 merchants
trinque: sorry, *there is a minimum expense involved in running a business and you can't get around that fact.
trinque: and it is not margin above industry salary of one dude
asciilifeform: trinque: i did not say it was a mega-promising career choice.
mircea_popescu: actually, it is as presented an unfeasable one.
asciilifeform: only that plenty of folks, incl. apparently the late naggum, lived in it.
asciilifeform: until died.
mircea_popescu: just like going to college to learn clowning.
asciilifeform: like folks live in any other butugychag.
mircea_popescu: hey, plenty of people get degrees in history of feminist theatre.
asciilifeform: anyway i'm not convinced that ~anyone actually ~chooses~ to become a naggum
asciilifeform: instead folks try to escape employmentschwitz
asciilifeform: and end up there.
asciilifeform: it is a kind of outer barbed wire they get stuck in and shot by the guards.
mircea_popescu: and re the fine print... there's a lot of suckers and retail in there. last i went to the states, i got full insurance, from lloyds of london no less. for, if memory serves, #159.
BingoBoingo was actually considering opening fiat business as a hedge next year. You just gotta look at businesses with lower minimum costs.
mircea_popescu: yes, it was a nicety thrown in because shipping insurance deals. whatevs.
mircea_popescu: locals fell over when saw. even at the time, my thing beat their 7k/year thing.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: what was actually covered ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform all hospital stays over one day.
mircea_popescu: + various trims.
asciilifeform: neato.
asciilifeform: of course, since banned (at least for usaschwitz inmates) by obummer.
mircea_popescu: and by trims i mean a list. civil judgements for accidents, including hunting! included.
mircea_popescu: if i tripped, fell, and set boston on fire it'd have probably paid.
mats: i struggle to determine ethnic origins through facial features in p much all not-asian races
asciilifeform: pretty neat but there is no way in hell it covers ~suing others~
trinque: boston likes to drink; it could happen
mats: guess imma racist
BingoBoingo: If you want to start a fiat business your first expense isn't insurance it is a lawnmower.
asciilifeform: nor can you insure against usg deciding that you owe $maxint in tax
mircea_popescu: mats i'm kinda typical eastern european dude.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform o no, not at all.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you can actually insure against the tax thing, yes. you just have to have a large enough operation.
asciilifeform: if you're large enough you can 'insure' against anything short of asteroid.
mircea_popescu: definitely can insure "any form of meteoric damage"
asciilifeform: veeeeery useful to naggum suure.
mircea_popescu: one of the lulziest dispute, birds went into plant air intake.
mircea_popescu: insurance didn't want to pay, wtf it's not meteoric. "hey they came from the sky"
mircea_popescu: eventually settled, took a coupla years.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo you gonna run landscaping artistry gig ?
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: considering mowing, gardening, and peripheral pest control.
asciilifeform: wat's a peripheral pest ?
BingoBoingo: But just floating the idea.
mircea_popescu: anyway. asteroid one of the more beloved risks by insurers. rather rare, pretty decent auctuarial tables...
mircea_popescu: much better than say cancer
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i meant dinosaur-wiping kind.
asciilifeform: not pissant asteroid.
mircea_popescu: oh, they will DEFINITELY insure that lol
mircea_popescu: why the hell wouldn't they :D
mircea_popescu: if it happens... you sue.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Pest control at the home's periphery. Barrier treatment's etc. Pesticide applicator's license seens to have very low barrier to entry.
asciilifeform: same reason every policy i ever took ruled out nuke war
asciilifeform: apparently considered > 0 .
mircea_popescu: i suspect that's part of propaganda ministry orders.
asciilifeform: prolly.
mircea_popescu: at any rate : no actuarial tables re that, you understand.
mircea_popescu: insurance is very much a history-driven business
BingoBoingo: Keeps Enclave from having to worry about Lloyd's paying out to the Great Khans
trinque: +asciilifeform │ you did not make anything, really, and you relied on a supply chain that is quite likely unstable, esp. if you become 'interesting' << this is the wrong strategy.
trinque: become interesting, then attract allies that can help you get the rest of the supply chain you need!
asciilifeform: trinque: good in theory, but be sure to invent parachute ~before~ thrown from window
asciilifeform: and not after.
mircea_popescu: put condom on before going into girl ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this brings to mind tales of african throwbacks who tried to use condom ~after the fact~ and genuinely believed, i'm told, that it will save them from syphilis/aids/etc
mircea_popescu: oh incidentally, anyone read the next generation thing ?
asciilifeform: me.
mircea_popescu: any good ?
trinque: me also. enjoyed it
asciilifeform: quite good, i'd love moar.
mircea_popescu: i laid down to sleep and instead had this vision of you know, dreamers fucking around on reddit while suspended in vats,
mircea_popescu: while dudes with socket wrenches roam around the abandoned physical world looking for the better fucktoys in the goop.
mircea_popescu: prolly should be a sf world.
asciilifeform: sorta actual world already.
mircea_popescu: if anyone feels like writing into/towards it we could have like one of those sf things.
asciilifeform: and of course perennial favourite in sf.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yeah it's a kinda usable/powerful metaphor to work on i thought
mircea_popescu readily admits he's prolly the most sf-ignorant here.
asciilifeform: incidentally, jp film 'animatrix' is palpably less, imho, retarded, than original american 'matrix'.
asciilifeform: surprisingly.
asciilifeform: (the latter being the ~only recent 'bubble men' trope film of any real fame)
mircea_popescu: yeah somehow this never got anywhere. weird huh.
trinque: certainly an immediate - and bleak - visual for the infantile urge to return to the womb
asciilifeform: trinque: see also orwell's 'whale'
trinque: k
mircea_popescu: trinque yeah. and very defensible, too. in principle you could readily sit in there and design robots to protect you even today.
mircea_popescu: and by the way things work - hey, 99% safe!
asciilifeform: 'For the fact is that being inside a whale is a very comfortable, cosy, homelike thought. The historical Jonah, if he can be so called, was glad enough to escape, but in imagination, in day-dream, countless people have envied him. It is, of course, quite obvious why. The whale's belly is simply a womb big enough for an adult. There you are, in the dark, cushioned space that exactly fits you, with yards of blubber between yourself and
asciilifeform: reality, able to keep up an attitude of the completest indifference, no matter what happens. A storm that would sink all the battleships in the world would hardly reach you as an echo. Even the whale's own movements would probably be imperceptible to you. He might be wallowing among the surface waves or shooting down into the blackness of the middle seas (a mile deep, according to Herman Melville), but you would never notice the dif
asciilifeform: ference. Short of being dead, it is the final, unsurpassable stage of irresponsibility.'
mircea_popescu: by defensible i mean, in terms of fiction.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform he clearly didn't like physics in school.
mircea_popescu: a mile deep, you'll feel it alright.
asciilifeform: noshit.jpg
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455052 << this is actually the truth.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 00:49 asciilifeform: once the gangrene sets in, you either freeze your toolchain or give up work.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455072 << republic, eventually, hopefully.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 01:05 phf: who's going to do the burning
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455101 << i have a difficult to explain and perhaps dubious proof as to why this imagined future is not a possible future.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 01:28 phf: i.e. my cmucl runs on a clearly compromised intel cpu and can even do interesting things. imagine future(tm) where only way to run cmucl is by crosscompiling into x86 emulator inside your web browser ;]
asciilifeform: same reason not so many folks running the lispm emulator now.
asciilifeform: (you somehow gotta wind up ~wanting to~ and knowing-it-exists etc)
asciilifeform: orwell actually had a bit re this:
asciilifeform: 'The fallacy is to believe that under a dictatorial government you can be free inside. Quite a number of people console themselves with this thought, now that totalitarianism in one form or another is visibly on the up-grade in every part of the world. Out in the street the loudspeakers bellow, the flags flutter from the rooftops, the police with their tommy-guns prowl to and fro, the face of the Leader, four feet wide, glares from e
asciilifeform: very hoarding; but up in the attics the secret enemies of the regime can record their thoughts in perfect freedom -- that is the idea, more or less. And many people are under the impression that this is going on now in Germany and other dictatorial countries.
asciilifeform: Why is this idea false? I pass over the fact that modern dictatorships don't, in fact, leave the loopholes that the old-fashioned despotisms did; and also the probable weakening of the desire for intellectual liberty owing to totalitarian methods of education. The greatest mistake is to imagine that the human being is an autonomous individual. The secret freedom which you can supposedly enjoy under a despotic government is nonsense,
asciilifeform: because your thoughts are never entirely your own. Philosophers, writers, artists, even scientists, not only need encouragement and an audience, they need constant stimulation from other people. It is almost impossible to think without talking. If Defoe had really lived on a desert island, he could not have written Robinson Crusoe, nor would he have wanted to. Take away freedom of speech, and the creative faculties dry up. Had the Ge
asciilifeform: rmans really got to England my acquaintance of the Cafe Royal would soon have found his painting deteriorating, even if the Gestapo had let him alone. And when the lid is taken off Europe, I believe one of the things that will surprise us will be to find how little worthwhile writing of any kind -- even such things as diaries, for instance -- has been produced in secret under the dictators.'
asciilifeform: ^ posted here for the record, apologies for the ~2kb.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i don't credit his "man needs the herd" nonsense worth halfpence.
asciilifeform: if cut this way - sure.
trinque: if this were true how could it ever change
mircea_popescu: so blair would like an audience. fine. good. i didn't wet my bed as a child.
asciilifeform: but what thinking man needs is not 'the herd' but the other thinking folk.
asciilifeform: i for instance found out that lispm even existed by sheer stroke of luck
mircea_popescu: that's why hermits hermit, rite.
mircea_popescu: cuz they need other derps.
asciilifeform: and had to excavate diligently to turn up the necessary materials, i have 0 meatwot connection to the folks who built'em.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you can mathematicize as perelman but not engineer.
asciilifeform: the range of what can be effectively hermited is quite finite.
mircea_popescu: he is discussing and i quote " Philosophers, writers, artists, even scientists"
mircea_popescu: are we discussing aught else ?
trinque: I ended up writing CL because I got drunk at ben_vulpes' shop one night; knew of it but hadn't bothered with it yet.
trinque: in what I'd say is a rather despotic society
asciilifeform: trinque: at least you knew ~somebody~
asciilifeform: who used it.
asciilifeform: you did not have to excavate it from beneath six metres of cement,
trinque: so then some who were hacks or w/e, they dry up
asciilifeform: as i had to excavate, e.g., 'Refal'.
trinque: and other people get pissed off and burn something
BingoBoingo: ;;ticker --market all
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trinque: asciilifeform: sure, and your blog is a big part of why I ended up interested enough to hang around
asciilifeform: neato
asciilifeform bbl
mircea_popescu: i also do not credit the "dictatorial education -> no diaries" argument from experience. there are NO BETTER jokes than the ro/ru/etc jokes from that time.
mircea_popescu: on the contrary, the more dictatorially insane the society, the absolutely better the private life.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: none from stalin period.
asciilifeform: and what mircea_popescu thinks of as 'soviet great private life' is all post-'53.
asciilifeform bbl for realz
mircea_popescu: and there's no great american novel ; nor a french dictionary. what of it.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455176 << my damns are a complex echafaudage of roots and smoked mirrors and etc. hard to say how tall what is.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 02:02 asciilifeform: (last i recall mircea_popescu gave somewhere close to 1/10th of a damn, he is to be commended for this)
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455207 << actually the commodization of prepped si is proceeding apace over the years.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 02:14 asciilifeform: you did not make anything, really, and you relied on a supply chain that is quite likely unstable, esp. if you become 'interesting'
mircea_popescu: just like high-performance designer chemistry jumped fro mbeing a well funded uni lab only thing back in 1996 to being accessible to random spammer with a desire to sell temporarily "legal" psychoactives.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455231 << in principle this is an approachable problem, but definitely not before much lower steps such as you know, cardano, isp, etc.\☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 02:23 phf: so the idea is what drop $500k on an pure documented fpga, hope that maker crowd will help you recoup your costs, use fraction to run tmsr infrastructure? :)
mircea_popescu: in other phuctor news, 473/797
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-21#1454560☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-21 16:33 mircea_popescu: in other news i see phuctor numbers marching steadily up, 440/562 by now ?
mircea_popescu: 33 more found. this monster is totally worth it.
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 170141183460469231731687303715884105731 is NOT PRIME ! <<< check out this shit.
mircea_popescu: Bradley R. Smith <brad@cse.ucsc.edu>; Mike Kisser <mtronics@uni.de>; Mike Kisser <mtronics@gmx.net>; Mike Kisser <Mike.Kisser@T-Online.de>; Mike Kisser <mtronics_scs@geocities.com>; Robert Staszewski <monopole@aol.com>; Doc Tomoe <Doc.Tomoe@gmx.de>; Stefan Roehrich <sr@stefan.lake.de>; Sven Martinek <Sven.Martinek@gmx.net>; Sven Martinek <Sven.Martinek@tu-berlin.de>; Sven Martinek <svenmartinek@earthling.net>; Sven Martine
mircea_popescu: k <martinek@rcs.urz.tu-dresden.de>; Sven Martinek <martinek@physik.phy.tu-dresden.de>; Sven Martinek <Sven.Martinek@mailbox.tu-dresden.de>; Michael Reid <mreid@wow.net>; WOW.Net Admin <admin@wow.net>; Armin Herbert <jolo@infra.de>; Armin Herbert <herbert@informatik.uni-freiburg.de>; Martin Spill [High Security]; Walter Forderkunz <Forderkunz@swol.de>; Scheduler Service (MER_Schedule on \\MER_DECXL); George Kenney <gkenney@
mircea_popescu: laser.net>; Robert Fleming <rfleming@opsg.com>; Christopher S. McLeod <cmcleod@teal.csn.net>; Christopher S. McLeod <cmcleod@dunvegan.thornton.co.us>; Marcus Breitenstein <brstein@mvt.tu-cottbus.de>; Greg Louis <glouis@io.org>; Greg Louis <glouis@dynamicro.on.ca>; Greg Louis <glouis@consultronics.on.ca>; Greg Louis <Consultronics Ltd. (905)738-3741>; Urban Gantenberg <ugant@aol.com>; Martin Straeten <straeten@faho.rwth-aach
mircea_popescu: en.de>; Joerg Werner <Joerg.Werner@uni-konstanz.de>;
mircea_popescu: ;;google 170141183460469231731687303715884105731
gribble: No matches found.
mircea_popescu: and yet inexplicably i'm sure this will son be was already found-ed and documented by research that nevertheless fails to exist etc.
mircea_popescu: $up needsmoarlaser
deedbot: needsmoarlaser voiced for 30 minutes.
needsmoarlaser: thanks mp
mircea_popescu: o/
needsmoarlaser: that you buying up all the arg bonds?
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: in somehow inexplicably overlooked lolz : http://trilema.com/2015/more-factored-rsa-keys-and-assorted-other-considerations/#comment-114319
mircea_popescu: " if the large number N is the product of two primes, p and q, and someone obtains two other numbers, p' and q' which while prime or not nevertheless multiply to the same N, are not they now able to do anything"
mircea_popescu: yes i reckon if they manage this, pulling themselves into orbit can't be far behind
mircea_popescu: i estimate the log coudl do with some
mircea_popescu: "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims will be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely
mircea_popescu: to go to Heaven yet at the same time are likelier to make a Hell of earth."
midnightmagic: finally found that draft rfc re: tls non-repudiation extensions: https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hajjeh-tls-sign-03
shinohai: ;;later tell BingoBoingo http://ix.io/xkb <<< Preet strikes again?
gribble: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu now thaaaaaaaaat was fast. dulap stolen AGAIN ?!!!!
gribble: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: phuctor, boiz and gurlz, you will notice, is down. because the box has been apparently again unplugged.
asciilifeform: FOR FUCKS SAKE
asciilifeform: PING nosuchlabs.com (46.166.165.30) 56(84) bytes of data.
asciilifeform: From GW-DuomenuCentras.retn.net (87.245.242.226): icmp_seq=1 Destination Net Unreachable
shinohai: :/
asciilifeform: INCIDENTALLY that box never ONCE went down since it was brought up, until now.
asciilifeform: i have nfi what it would take to keep this thing from getting unplugged.
asciilifeform: i will prolly wind up putting it ~in my house~ only to start suffering from mysterious daily fiber cuts.
shinohai: That seems to be the only way to keep it from being diddled with, having physical control of box.
punkman: maybe split off the website from the phuctoring part, keep the latter seekrit
asciilifeform: shinohai: the one problem is that i don't have physical control of whole motherfucking net.
asciilifeform: punkman: this is doable, with the new design, but would do jack shit for making the site stay up.
punkman: could have various proxies, mpex-style
asciilifeform: punkman: this would deplete the s.nsa piggy pretty quickly
asciilifeform: consider, phuctor is a public service, it makes 0 coin
punkman: more important that phuctoring is uninterrupted than having 24/7 access to website
punkman: maybe even scrap the website part, publish reports once a week/month
asciilifeform: punkman: i will note that phuctoring wasn't even ~happening~ yet, it was only filling the tank and running heuristics on keys
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455256 << http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-12#1450737 same strategies in a scope of a single codebase. naggum came up not for his later escapades (i don't know much about that) but because of his early attempts to fight a braindead internationalization module "MULE"☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-12 23:01 phf: freedesktop strategy is to create an abstraction layer on top of base tools that makes things "simpler", and then transparently switch the base. in this case value of gtk & sdl to wreckers is that they both operate on wayland already. sdl seems somewhat sane but i wouldn't be surprised if gnome deprecates their X support at some point
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 03:45 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455044 << i don't comprehend how this can even be a thing.
phf: he forked and maintained his own mule-less emacs, wrote i believe a unicode based i18n module for it, etc.
phf: then wrote a rant how that's unsustainable for a single person on account of having essentially to work as a merge maintainer for a dozen of projects
phf: you have a changing subtrate, changing interfaces. you can hot iron parts while it's at a manageable size and localized, but at some point you start dealing with systemd type situation where the tendrils are inside either the code that you use OR inside the subtrate/interfaces part (i.e. connection to outside world)
phf: when the solution becomes to freeze
phf: but freezing effectively implies lockstep freezing of the whole environment, to hardware. ("oh we deprecated x11, your code better support wayland. oh this new video card only supports wayland, since x11 is deprecated, etc."]
asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu phuctor back - looks like it is merely under epic ddos
gribble: The operation succeeded.
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455447 << i don't believe in this futureeither, it's orwell silly. but much more realistic is something like what i described above. you buy "current hardware", you can't boot foolinux, because need bios keys, need to boot redhat. redhat supports your video card, but only in wayland, and the keyboard only works through modern-udev. both require vendor provided binary blobs. etc.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 04:33 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455101 << i have a difficult to explain and perhaps dubious proof as to why this imagined future is not a possible future.
asciilifeform: phf: we ~nearly already have this.
asciilifeform: consider all of the crud hardware that only really fully works under winblowz or crapple's os.
asciilifeform: and yes, some of it also runs under 'linux' - see the excellent example of the samsung chromebook, which i bought some years ago and tried to civilize
asciilifeform: it - nominally - runs gentoo.
asciilifeform: but GO AND TRY to put your own ACTUAL gentoo on it.
asciilifeform: without google's blobs.
phf: do you ever sleep? :o
asciilifeform: occasionally.
asciilifeform: and yes you have to freeze the hardware.
phf: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10268/china-calling-amd-forms-joint-venture-for-x86-server-socs-in-china
deedbot: [Qntra] Bharara Arrests Another Murgio Over Coin.mx - http://qntra.net/2016/04/bharara-arrests-another-murgio-over-coin-mx/
BingoBoingo: Sorry shinohai, fxd
BingoBoingo: ty for your submission
shinohai: ^ thx, np.
shinohai: Always on top of a Preet story :D
BingoBoingo: Mebbe next time you can learn to do the preet picture on your own.
shinohai: Got a template you can send me or something? I've just been writing everything in vi
mircea_popescu: $up temujin
deedbot: temujin voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform heh
mircea_popescu: punkman> could have various proxies, mpex-style <<< yeah, the republic will start printing bitcoin to finance an inept war with the idiot us, because the us is caught in dreams of its war with the soviet union and its delusional relevancy therein.
shinohai: <img class="alignleft" src="http://qntra.net/bundles/bharara.jpg" alt="Evil" width="156" height="156" /> <<< top kek BingoBoingo
shinohai: alt="Evil"
mircea_popescu: phf i meant something specific : how can a "mode" be "replaced". sounds to me (prolly proof of my ignorance) like "blue colors have been deprecated in irssi". dude... what ? it's my fucking config file.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yes. let it be, ~nobody cares about ddos. it is expensive enough to engage in and we really don't gas.
mircea_popescu: you did your part, let the grunts trash it out now.
mircea_popescu: phf i don't see how that is different from, "you buy fruit juicer, you can't play dos games on it". yes ?
mircea_popescu: appreciate, i had a computer EVEN WHEN it was ~5k DM and the going rate was half-and-half for 5. and i'm sure that at some point between then and now, some poor black kid in the sticks somewhere wanted a computer only to hear "da fuck ya want dat witey shit fo boe!" from his momma and get to play casino gems on her knockoff smartphone instead.
mircea_popescu: this notion that "every squishi wizard" must have access to the light bolt spell is lulzy, to me.
mircea_popescu: i can see why it's in the geek ethos. i can't see why i should care.
mircea_popescu: but if i were somehow persuaded to care - frankly i'm inclined to believe making computers cow-accessible was a horrible fucking idea.
mircea_popescu: wikipedia is not better for pretending every imbecile is "an editor", it's way the fuck worse. the internet did not gain from the "collected intelligence and experience of the whole world", it turned into a cesspool instead.
mircea_popescu: adding more engineers to a late project makes it later ; adding more bipedal mouthbreathers to anything makes it resemble shit closer.
phf: cows are not under consideration here
mircea_popescu: but they are.
phf: i had computer access back when they were extremely expensive one of a kind devices
mircea_popescu: understand - at some point in my life, "owning a computer" as opposed to a speccy, or a video game console, was a social selection bar SO HIGH that out of my entire preppiest-school-in-town it selected for TWO PEOPLE.
phf: so i couldn't care less
mircea_popescu: there were 20+ kids who had a driver drive them to school.
mircea_popescu: there were two kids with an actual 286 at home.
phf: sure, and you can tell that to americans in the audience, but that's not the issue i'm talking about
mircea_popescu: distinguish it then.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: we actually had an 'iskra' (pseudo-8086)
asciilifeform: but it was already ~1990
phf: i'm saying that 80s general purpose computers existed because of wide open possibility space. "let's built this generic computron" "alan turing" all that
asciilifeform: (parentz had connections)
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform and i was too dumb to do much with the machine. such is life.
mircea_popescu: phf i disagree.
mircea_popescu: this is just one of many possible ideological colors that may be retrospectively applied.
phf: sure, i don't myself grok the cause. i'm more saying that 80s general purpose computer is a time and place kind of phenomenon
phf: now it's starting to look that new hardware, be it for the select elite or plebs is not going to be general purpose in that same sense, because interested parties figured out what kind of constraints are desirable or tolerable
mircea_popescu: if this is true then any handwringing of any sort is an exercise in insanity.
mircea_popescu: was a time and a place, let it be.
phf: back then a working cpu at capacity was the point, we have floating point here now, gives wider possibility space, etc.
mircea_popescu: it's not even clear we even want half the shit we have.
phf: now a working cpu comes preinstalled with all the gunk that various parties decided is needed, over the course of past 20 years
mircea_popescu: i tell you honestly if i were to go on a mountaintop now, IF i considered taking a computer AT ALL
mircea_popescu: it'd prolly be a dos box.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: but the general-purpose thing cannot be given away.
asciilifeform: it is not ground that can be yielded.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform this stand would be a lot more defensible if general purpose computing made a sense!
mircea_popescu: it's like a general-purpose hole.
mircea_popescu: nigga, say wut ?!
asciilifeform: roughly, means 'machine where you can implement new crypto', for mircea_popescu's purposes.
asciilifeform: it only makes sense when examined in light of the OPPOSITE
mircea_popescu: the purposes do not matter. causes decide.
asciilifeform: which is usgtronic, nintendoized computing
mircea_popescu: it is not clear a "general purpose hole" may exist.
asciilifeform: where proggy won't run unless signed by microshit.
asciilifeform: 'general-purpose' simply means NOT THAT.
asciilifeform: it is a term of art.
asciilifeform: not philosophical.
mircea_popescu: understand : just because you don't get to have "general purpose hole", it is not automatically thereby proven "enemy gets black hole"
asciilifeform: very specific, earthly.
mircea_popescu: that is not a definition.
asciilifeform: as a matter of fact it is.
asciilifeform: which is why all machines made before, e.g., 1995, are 'general purpose'
mircea_popescu: as a matter of fact it may appear, but a negative lacks the definition capacity.
phf: well, we don't have a definition, i don't think "we" have ever arrived at a point where definition can be provided. what constitutes a general purpose computer, which are necessary/unnecessary parts. i'm reading 80s vlsi papers and it's all up in the air. should there be math coprocessor or bake it right into cpu, etc. etc. and then you have a "microcomputer revolution", when bill/steve start selling this shit to masses
mircea_popescu: and the problems with "roughly, means 'machine where you can implement new crypto', for mircea_popescu's purposes" should be obvious to someone who astutely points out that there's no math proof for crypto. the same thinking that works there works here, it does not follow i need computers redditard can buy to exist in order for to have crypto.
asciilifeform: phf: fpga. is the only reasonable definition.
phf: so at this point when i or ascii talk about general purpose, it is in terms of negative, a doomed attempt to undo past 20 years to continue r&d that was killed
mircea_popescu: phf i insist on this point to impress upon the more decisive elements exactly how weak a basis for discernment we actually have.
mircea_popescu: and by we in this case i mean to include any and all enemies, too.
mircea_popescu: it is them, after all, throwing abundant resources in the chase of a pipe dream.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you might not need '$1 computer redditard could buy', but if your only shot at computer was to bake own vlsi in the kitchen, you'd prolly use vernam pad and be done with it.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform what if i, unlike you, that enjoys people, knows for a fact that any item the government nominally owns is mine for the taking ?
mircea_popescu: much like any young hussy theoretically owned by her father is really really desperate to give the show away ?
asciilifeform: this works great when there is something to take
asciilifeform: like my father took the iskra
mircea_popescu: not take in that sense necessarily. that is take of the sort of people who read trilema and "take" some part to put on their own blog.
mircea_popescu: orc-take. but there's also mistress-take.
asciilifeform: the usg 'mistresses' all have syphilis.
mircea_popescu: she cooks you a meal like she does every day, i happen to be in town, come by and eat it, you come home and oops, she forgot this time
mircea_popescu: and you'll have to "forgive" her, because she does your laundry. fuck you.
asciilifeform: translate into concretes plox ?
mircea_popescu: that WAS concrete.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu comes to ft meade and the monkeys make him a personal cray-II from spare partz ?
asciilifeform: and he takes it home.
mircea_popescu: while giving blowjobs.
phf: well, that's an equivalent of running cmucl inside x86 browser virtualization
mircea_popescu: why'd i take home ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: to crypto on it ?
asciilifeform: or will you send plaintext to the monkeys to encipher for you ?
mircea_popescu: phf it's not an equivalent of anything. the important point here is that from experience, this rubber band is very slippery. there is no such thing as "tight"
asciilifeform: or hell, you wanna play eulora
asciilifeform: what, monkeys will print out each frame and mail to you ?
asciilifeform: or what, a eulora can exist on planet with 5 computers ?
mircea_popescu: eulora is a particularly miserable example, in general games by shrewd companies benefit rather than suffer from locked down markets.
asciilifeform: until microshit says 'pay 500k usd for a signing key or go fuck yerself'
mircea_popescu: which is why people in 1800 could live well "writing for the newspaper" and ditzy sluts today can't.
asciilifeform: like crapple.
mircea_popescu: why do you think it'll say that to me too ?
mircea_popescu: yes, will say to you. and i'm thankful for it, less crud to compete with. it'll be either buy microsoft fly sim or eulora. hurrr.
mircea_popescu: as i say : games horridru example for this closed markets thing.
phf: mircea_popescu: it's the strategic superiority article's position is what i'm saying. you can rig up ipad to do crypto for you, as long as you shield it in a bunker, install some toy language environment on it and spend some time writing rsa algo in that
mircea_popescu: phf that's still not the level of discussion here. yes i'm not entirely blockheaded, i understand THAT angle of it. the point is the other angle however. take all the drm adventures : in spite of all the effort AND proprietary hardware, i can still get any film i want
mircea_popescu: this applies. in spades.
mircea_popescu: people in the empire are dumb enough to buy, TO BUY, for MONEY, "copy protection" that i can take out with a magic marker. you grok this ?
mircea_popescu: it's no accident people in the empire behave like people in the empire.
mircea_popescu: nor do they have the optionalities you imagine for them, it's not a case of "republic, on imperial steroidal vitamins".
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: go and jailbreak, e.g., 'ipNohe 6', with magic marker.
asciilifeform: (a new break is discovered 1-2/year and is worth $sixfigs)
phf: but i'm not attributing any agency to the republic, i'm observing and commenting on a tendency
mircea_popescu: but that is still a private company, more or less.
mircea_popescu: and it makes a very narrowly covering product.
mircea_popescu: phf well he's attributing some agency to "the enemy", except imo the wrong sort.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you imagine the same would stay true once every usg item had to use ipad 6 for lack of alternative, and in ALL applications ? phones, servers, metal detectors, everything, ipad 6 ?
mircea_popescu: the ~only reason they can keep it together is that they get to define the tasks they want to solve.
mircea_popescu: take that away, you're back to literotica runs on bbsomeshit
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: plox sign for me something with microshit's master key then ?
mircea_popescu: how is this a cogent argument here ?
asciilifeform: that 'once usg requires that every...'
trinque: back when windows mattered it was trivially and ubiquitously pirated
asciilifeform: pirated.
asciilifeform: but NOT 'signing key stolen'
mircea_popescu: well that DOES mean breaking an "unbreakable" os ?
asciilifeform: no.
asciilifeform: it never had serious copy protection.
asciilifeform: and copy protection is a red herring anyway
mircea_popescu: the argument is here that a) that joke passed for serious back then ; b) there can not be such a thing as "serious" in this application.
asciilifeform: the thing they ACTUALLY want is precisely to prevent folks from running unauthorized SELF-WRITTEN proggy.
phf: i think my lament is that the possibility space is closing, the kind of substrate that allows for a global optimization problem like "pirated movies" to resolve is being gradually eliminated in a counter optimization. i'm warning a potential collapse, mp's arguing that the space is always open
mircea_popescu: phf your measure of "open" is always going to be flawed, in the sense that it's a version of "general fights last war".
asciilifeform: a self-written proggy is an 'unknown unknown'
mircea_popescu: you don't know what to measure, because open means, definitionally, exactly this.
mircea_popescu: so as time goes by, any arbitrary definition of open must converge to closed.
mircea_popescu: this is directly resultant from thermodynamics, and allows no exceptions.
phf: well, in that case i'm just sad that things have to die
asciilifeform: phf: except that they don't
asciilifeform: and this is poppycock
mircea_popescu: which is in all times and places the universal characteristic of geekdom
mircea_popescu: so much so the more astute artists actually use it as a characterisation device.
phf: hehe
mircea_popescu: check out alfie at rage stage :D
asciilifeform: well it is poppycock, thermodynamics has as much to do with the closing of computer as SR has to do with 'cultural relativity'
mircea_popescu: under discussion was not "the closinbg of computer" but "the measure of open"
trinque: "can't even cons in hardware on x86; how is it open?"
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: how are these distinct ?
asciilifeform: trinque: very basic open - can you 'turingcomplete' on it.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you are engaging in the behaviour you derride re folks making cryptosystems, and in spades!
asciilifeform: as in, can you load in own soft that runs with same privileges as the 'official' item.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: how's that
mircea_popescu: "oh, this seems really hard to me - it must be impossible!"
phf: asciilifeform: that's insufficient even for our immediate needs. you can turingcomplete on it, but so can nsa
asciilifeform: phf: which is why i said 'own soft with same privilege'
asciilifeform: optionally in place of ~all~ of the vendor's.
asciilifeform: but to see precisely what i meant, and i worked for years to rigorously define it,
mircea_popescu: now hush about all this and go make me actual homomorphic encryption so i can compute platform-independent.
mircea_popescu: hurr durr :D
asciilifeform: http://www.loper-os.org/?p=284
asciilifeform: ^ precisely what means 'open'.
mircea_popescu: you understand that just as there's no bridge between "this is what math says" and "this is what our cryptosystem does", there's no bridge between the words you use ?
asciilifeform: no?
mircea_popescu: well this'd be the problem eh.\
mircea_popescu: let's start with something simple : open and closed do not stand in opposition.
asciilifeform: and no there will not be a mathematical definition. any more than there is of, e.g., 'train'.
mircea_popescu: they are not even the same kind. open is a measure of an undefined property.
asciilifeform: (what's a train? how many people it has to carry? what of tanker cars? etc)
mircea_popescu: closed is always strictly meaningful in a context
mircea_popescu: there is no way, nor could there be a way, for you to put these two in a syllogism.
mircea_popescu: there is a definition of train, quite mathematical : if the driving power is transmitted via tyre, you have a car. if transmitted via rigid assemblage - track. if transmitted via rigid assemblage working against a rail - train.
phf: well, perhaps this argument is frustrating because we arguing that certain kind of space is closing, and you seem to be responding with but everything's always open
mircea_popescu: trains that work vertically are also called elevators.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: maglev is also train...
mircea_popescu: phf it's not "but everything's always open", it's more "the reason this space is closing is because losing relevancy, and you'd be fools to focus on it if true"
asciilifeform: this is actually specifically where we disagree.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform not only maglev : but the driving TRAIN. and for this reason.
asciilifeform: i see programmable comp as a cornerstone of thinking man, same as clean sheets of paper and pen
mircea_popescu: man thought with or without paper.
asciilifeform: i'm not interested in pashtun 'thought'.
asciilifeform: man as man, vs shaved monkey, begins with writing.
mircea_popescu: but you are also mixing inmiscible things.
mircea_popescu: man that wrote on paper was chinese. your ancestors wrote on hide.
asciilifeform: birch bark.
mircea_popescu: or bitch bark, sure.
asciilifeform: l0l!
asciilifeform pictures bitch bark
mircea_popescu: makes for splendid crypto :D
phf: that's what germans did
mircea_popescu: anyway, the economic issues are incontrovertible. the "general computer" as killer micro is an 80s thing because white people were not mentally ill and mentally retarded then.
mircea_popescu: today, they are. they will not be able to support this. no matter what you do, they aren't smart enough for it.
mircea_popescu: there's absolutely no reason to have computers in shop like bread and porn mags.
asciilifeform: this, i think, is beyond dispute.
mircea_popescu: well so then.
asciilifeform: i never asked for computer we can have 10 billion of.
asciilifeform: 10 thou - yes.
asciilifeform: 1 per actual person.
mircea_popescu: "we" as in, the relevant part of the species, tried this whole "every life is precious - every life is sacred" thing. because we got scared of ww2, and bla bla.
mircea_popescu: it came to its bitter end, in wikipedia articles, reddit and twitter opinions, and so on and so forth.
asciilifeform: no argument!
mircea_popescu: there's no further to go, and we'll be switching.
mircea_popescu: well so then!
asciilifeform: so asciilifeform, phf, ben_vulpes, et al still need their bulldozers.
mircea_popescu: in some manner or other, "common man" that "just wanted to" will crash against the wall of "wot or take a hike"
mircea_popescu: tis what it is.
asciilifeform: common man took a hike long ago when he went with microshit.
asciilifeform: question is about the remainder.
mircea_popescu: and the ploy to convince them that the way into the future is "being anonymous", and especially THE FACT THAT IT WORKS is no end of high comedy
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform speaking of microshit and all that : the experience of this alikim fellow in #eulora constituted a shattering moment for me. so, let me summarize :
asciilifeform: the one in 'of the slave' article on mircea_popescu's site ?
mircea_popescu: yes, him. so guy comes in, he's well spoken and clearly competent, has a lot of experience wit hgaming. strictly in windows.
mircea_popescu: runs into trouble with data interchange, such as for instance going from csv to sql takes him hours of hand labour
mircea_popescu: (because he doesn't bash, doesn't python, etc)
mircea_popescu: and in the end ? alikim "the trouble" or rather a sad fact is that instead of maintaining one resource everyone maintains their own
mircea_popescu: http://logs.minigame.bz/2016-04-22.log.html#t05:54:45 < and following.
mircea_popescu: basically, guy's problem is that eulora is unworkable because IT IS NOT CENTRALIZED ENOUGH.
asciilifeform: on that benighted planet, where winblowz rules, getting ANYTHING done is such a titanic effort that, yes,
asciilifeform: gotta centralize.
asciilifeform: it follows from their braindamage.
asciilifeform: see, 'alikimbecause it takes alot of time to scrap of the bits and pieces scattered across the internet into something useful'
mircea_popescu: imagine that, he found bugs in my fucking client, and i mean that plural. yet... in the end... he can't work with it because he's from windows, and the requirements that puts on him are not merely "well you gotta convert to sql for mysql"
mircea_popescu: they ACTUALLY are "well i can't tHI?NK about this bs!"
asciilifeform: actually most of my sweat on getting phuctor into a reliable state was re sql
asciilifeform: i never actually before or since used any sql !
asciilifeform: but i did not complain.
asciilifeform: because wtf, it is a basic thing, everyone ELSE on planet, knew it!
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform this is his chosen area of expertise!
mircea_popescu: for local flavour : the man runs lamp locally like a sort of super-excel.
asciilifeform: ugh
phf: guy's programmer? :o
mircea_popescu: no but i don't say to disparage. i say to explain. for him, this makes sense.
mircea_popescu: phf flash programmer.
mircea_popescu: and make no mistake : he is intelligent, and actually a good programmer.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i have worked with winblowz refugees
asciilifeform: it takes a great deal of time to cure such a man
mircea_popescu: he is a citizen not a refugee.
asciilifeform: but when cured, they are as able as anyone
mircea_popescu: word.
mircea_popescu: so THIS is perhaps the strongest argument i see against my earlier position.
mircea_popescu: the fact is that living among idiots damages the brain. ask ustard kids about us history, you'll hear some lulz.
mircea_popescu: heck, alf's cosmonautics day is a fine point in case.
asciilifeform: some appreciable number of folk are 'in the jail, but not OF it'
mircea_popescu: the only problem being, of course, that the cure to living among idiots is to stop living among idiots, it can't be resolved with some sort of peculiar computing choice or other.
asciilifeform: thing is, as amply described on trilema, even mircea_popescu 'lives among idiots'
mircea_popescu: and the whole discussion re systemd above is quite germane : even "with" this so called "general purpose in the sense of we dunno what exacrtly" computer of today,
asciilifeform: but he has a good gas mask.
mircea_popescu: you STILL can not maintain gentoo.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the only gas mask i use is a condom.
asciilifeform: depends what means 'maintain', no?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform but you two just agreed above it's hopeless!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: full-body condom
asciilifeform: cosmonaut..
trinque: lol
mircea_popescu: why, i don't fuck fatties, to fall in.
trinque: if there are 10k computer users in the world, how many of them to allocate to gentoo maintenance?
asciilifeform: trinque: 0
mircea_popescu: trinque the idea more or less is that once you get rid of the power rangers, maintenance becomes 10k easier a task.
mircea_popescu: this is evident in, for instance, rms' early writings about "hacking" at mit or wherever.
mircea_popescu: absent the ovester feminists and other idiots who wanted to cheerlead because it was popular,
mircea_popescu: they could actually engage in coding so much so permisionless fs were better.
mircea_popescu: much like your idea of sql here is, "well fuck it, wot"
mircea_popescu: there's a huge difference at work between situation 1. "i'll explain what he did AND I KNOW he'll apologize" and 2. "i won't even explain because i know he won't even understand".
asciilifeform: like villages with no locks on doors, aha
mircea_popescu: while you can rely on 1 you have one environment, and it's what the boys here miss. not "general purpose computer"
mircea_popescu: they miss "general purpose computer person"
asciilifeform: i like to call people who by their very presence make various constructive activities impossible, 'neutron absorbers'
trinque: yep, I was wondering at whether those were conflated
asciilifeform: if you somehow eliminate them, you get entirely different world.
trinque: gossipd-net?
trinque: "all the fun shit is happening in there and you can't come"
mircea_popescu: it's already most of the way there as it is, hence all the butthurt.
mircea_popescu: but yes.
trinque: I'd love for that thing to be on entirely *specific* hardware that does only that, perfectly
trinque: I'd put one at the edge of my network and never look back
asciilifeform: trinque: this is sitting on my desk, quietly.
mircea_popescu: trinque but that wouldn't be a "general purpose" item would it ?
mircea_popescu: o noes!
trinque: mircea_popescu: right!
asciilifeform: trinque: iirc i described it.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform think about this for a second. so ms makes its windows key ; and i make my short run mp key. why not ?
mircea_popescu: and then we have gosspid and bitcoin and they have ms fly sim. win-win.
mircea_popescu: why do you have to be so violent!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: because on that planet i would not have learned to computer and would not be speaking.
mircea_popescu: why not ? maybe your mother's a slut and knows me.
asciilifeform: not even then.
mircea_popescu: maybe she meets phf at the weekly chaikowski teas or whatever they do.
asciilifeform: because 'to computer' in this sense ~means~ to pluck machine from junkyard etc.
mircea_popescu: so you find a discarded mp-signed bios and turn it on and it prompts you to make a key and heck... wtf is this.
mircea_popescu: what's the problem.
asciilifeform: how often kidz now find jailbroken pNohe etc
asciilifeform: realize we aren't speaking of hypotheticals
mircea_popescu: but it wouldn't be jailbroken.
asciilifeform: that future ~already~ is here.
mircea_popescu: it'd just be tmsr-jailed
asciilifeform: which is why there are no folks younger than, what, 20, here.
mircea_popescu: no, the reason there's no folks younger than 20 here is because folks younger than 20 are retarded.
asciilifeform: all of us grew outside of the jails.
asciilifeform: but ~why~ are they retarded ?
mircea_popescu: uh. no, i lived in romania.
asciilifeform: aha, and in ro you had z80
asciilifeform: which was not jailed.
trinque: my brother's 18; I have him on devuan on an old box
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform for the same reason roman youth was retarded. because people are born retarded and it washes off slowly.
asciilifeform: i had 8086 in su, and, funnily, 6510 here.
asciilifeform: also not jailed.
trinque: and if nobody's around to love you enough to kick your ass, you suck
mircea_popescu: ^
mircea_popescu: "oh but how is it my fault" well...
trinque: so then, perhaps *I* own a computer and he may use it via gossipd if he doesn't piss me off
trinque: would his experience of the thing be general purpose, or would it be constrained by me
mircea_popescu: in short, we're ideologically in this funny position where on one hand we want to bake bitcoin miners straight into silicone, and this is fine and good ; then enemy wants to make signable hardware and THIS IS EVIL. but it is on one hand what we do, on the other hand unavoidable due to the idiots and on the third hand perfectly ignorable. so they make theirs and we make ours and whoopdedoo.
mircea_popescu: we've already agreed this "general computer" is idiocy, what's all the agitation about. it still is.
asciilifeform: i don't care what the enemy bakes for own use
asciilifeform: the only problem is that he has 100% of the fab capacity
asciilifeform: and free world - 0%.
asciilifeform: this is why the existence of nintendos was not an evil until they approached becoming the ~only available~ machine.
mircea_popescu: 100% of my left testicle.
mircea_popescu: as it is today, chinese plants run two shifts a day to make iphones for apple and one shift to make bootlegs for themselves.
mircea_popescu: this isn't even some big secret, millions of people know.
mircea_popescu: wtf.
asciilifeform: chinese plants, american toolchain.
mircea_popescu: ITS JUST A KEY.
mircea_popescu: "put this one in".
asciilifeform: bring me one with mircea_popescu's key in mask rom then
mircea_popescu: then, i will.
asciilifeform: does mircea_popescu understand lithography ? you can't make 1.
asciilifeform: can make 1mil.
mircea_popescu: get the whole run, obviously.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform> this is why the existence of nintendos was not an evil until they approached becoming the ~only available~ machine. <<< "only available machine" here means something very marketing-driven
mircea_popescu: in the sense that if it's for > 9.95 it might as well not exist
mircea_popescu: we specifically do not care of this nonsense, we are not feeding the consumers.
asciilifeform: i get this.
asciilifeform: but the $10k cpu has not yet been invented.
asciilifeform: there only exist 10 cent and 100 million ones.
mircea_popescu: da fuck i care that the mpstation is 500 and the just-as-good shitstation is 19.95
mircea_popescu: so all the grannies will buy the shitstation. all the better.
asciilifeform: 500 is closer to the ten cent.
asciilifeform: this is one of those 'dead middle' items.
asciilifeform: from thread 2 yrs ago.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform understand something fundamental. if the whole blockchain takes 200 yottahashes to dig up, one block still only costs you 200 yottahashes / 60 * 10, ie 0.15%
mircea_popescu: the factories will be there to make the shit, and an eight hour run in one will still be 1/1000 or less.
asciilifeform: why will they be there ?
mircea_popescu: there's very good scale effects that deeply favour us.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu will personally maintain them ?
asciilifeform: ok this is the part where i'm lost
asciilifeform: how do we benefit from nintendo/crapple's scale ?
asciilifeform: does mircea_popescu grasp how ic fab tooling works ?
mircea_popescu: because same board with the signed bios can be made with... different key.
asciilifeform: no.
asciilifeform: key - in mask rom.
mircea_popescu: orly.
mircea_popescu: so ?
asciilifeform: do you know what is a mask rom ?
mircea_popescu: yes, some metal in between silicone layers cut a certtain way
asciilifeform: hardwired pattern, aha
asciilifeform: lithographically.
mircea_popescu: so ?
asciilifeform: so i would like to see mircea_popescu actually sneak something into a mil+ items production line
mircea_popescu: this argument is rapidly collapsing into a "these damned dentists moved from using fireplace tools to actual dentist's chairs, and i won't have one at home and i won't ever be able to have teeth or chew now"
mircea_popescu: at least to my eyes,.
mircea_popescu: what sneak dude.
mircea_popescu: "you should only use general purpose pliers"
mircea_popescu: "but those fucking hurt" "fuck you, evil guy" "but i need them for dentistry, for uterine retraction, for" "FUCK YOU!!!!"
asciilifeform: specious analogy.
mircea_popescu: the only specious thing here is the strange notion that somehow they'll get aliens to do the work in alien ways forever.
asciilifeform: there is nothing advantageous about the non-programmable computer being the only available.
asciilifeform: other than to hitler.
asciilifeform: fact is, in '09 there was the freedom to write, e.g., bitcoin.
asciilifeform: and in 2029 probably will not be.
mircea_popescu: there is ~no possibility of this sort of evolution, and what more can be said.
asciilifeform: unless you are mircea_popescu and can take over a whole fab.
mircea_popescu: but if you ARENT they why the fuck whine, clearly your notions aren't worth the fab time!
mircea_popescu: at the absolute very least you should be able to get a university in fucking brazil with a key ffs.
mircea_popescu: which is exactly hoiw all the shit we use now was written i nthe first fucking place.
mircea_popescu: and also back when going on the internet was, technically, fraud and theft, the internet WAS ACTUALLY WORTH FUCKING STEALING
asciilifeform: aha but then you had to steal a million.
asciilifeform: now - billion.
asciilifeform: and for some reason mircea_popescu is reluctant to confront the fact that even he can only remotely afford fab time because it is subsidized by the drool of a billion 'konsooomerz'
asciilifeform: otherwise it would cost as mars launch costs.
asciilifeform: and he would write on parchment
asciilifeform: and communicate with other mircea_popescus via pigeon.
mircea_popescu: neither c, nor unix, nor lisp for that matter were written by people who had computers at home. you understand this, right ?
asciilifeform: aha.
mircea_popescu: bitcoin SUFFERED from this
mircea_popescu: it's writen by a windows imbecile that nigh on put lamp in there!
mircea_popescu: if nakamoto never had a computer at home, we'd be better off.
asciilifeform: arguably if richie and pike hadn't been able to find a junkyard pdp, we would also be better off.
asciilifeform: rubbish computers take their toll.
mircea_popescu: not better off in the sense of - no bitcoin
mircea_popescu: better off in the sense of same exact bitcoin maaaaaybe coupla years later [or coupla decades earlier ?] and we wouldn't be in THIS position
mircea_popescu: we'd be in the position were we'd be humble followers on the much cooler tmsr bbs.
asciilifeform: tricky bit
asciilifeform: how much is it 'bitcoin' if you only have a dozen relays ?
asciilifeform: if a miner exists in 3 universities ?
mircea_popescu: AND NO POSSIBLITY OF DDOS
asciilifeform: you get 'swift'
mircea_popescu: and all the people at those unis are in wot.
mircea_popescu: etc.
asciilifeform: but how is that bitcoin ?
mircea_popescu: no, you get a new world govt in two years.
mircea_popescu: provided, of course, imbecile ustards aren't in it
mircea_popescu: which is why i'm fuckign thankful the obedient horde country collapses already.
asciilifeform: in other nyooz, 2nd batch of keyz loading in.
mircea_popescu: imagine - as a plot for a very cool sfish thing - that real-world 1984 SU actually had bitcoin invented by one of the guys there, and the cause of the collapse was the fight between the intellectuals and the bolsheviks
asciilifeform: (currently deduplicating)
mircea_popescu: with an ex uni rector shooting cannon rounds at the duma
mircea_popescu: and then well... takes over teh world and there you go
asciilifeform: l0l!
mircea_popescu: yeah ? what ?
mircea_popescu: i find it particularly concerning that at the one point in history science fiction need not to any degree and in any sense mean future
mircea_popescu: the "community" is entirely irrelevantly silent.
mircea_popescu: schmucks to the last man.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i prolly oughta implement paged views.
asciilifeform: (~900+ braindamaged keyz alone, etc)
mircea_popescu: at least cache the thing and update it periodically.
asciilifeform: and/or that.
mircea_popescu: btw, P gone ?
asciilifeform: waiwut
asciilifeform: ah the product
mircea_popescu: used to yeah
asciilifeform: it is impractically large, i thought about regenning it weekly and putting up torrent perhaps
mircea_popescu: yeah there's no way is there.
asciilifeform: it is heavy.
mircea_popescu: i suppose we publish it when we're done.
mircea_popescu: yeah, seed it as torrent. server can take it.
asciilifeform: plan is i revv up the engine some time late tomorrow.
asciilifeform: it is to be a massive batch factor thing.
asciilifeform: (bernstein's method)
mircea_popescu: aha you said. cool deal.
asciilifeform: all at once, as tree, rather than 1 at a time.
mircea_popescu: makes final p only even moe sensible.
asciilifeform: well there will be round 2, with an sks dump that isn't circa 2014.
asciilifeform: but after that yeah
mircea_popescu: anyway, seems to be going quite fast, actually.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: realize that the thing isn't actually phuctoring in the traditional sense atm
asciilifeform: it is heuristically walking the mods
asciilifeform: and yeah adding them to db, annotating the 'notes' etc
mircea_popescu: ah i c
mircea_popescu: remind me of the complexity calculation for this ?
asciilifeform: which?
mircea_popescu: given X as the total count of moduli bytes, what is the formula to extract the time for ideal machine running ideal algo
mircea_popescu: 506/945 heh.
mircea_popescu: AHAHAHAHA OMFG
mircea_popescu: have you seen this wonder :
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: very difficult to say exact theta.
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 6703903964971298549787012499102923063739682910296196688861780721860882015036773488400937149083451713845015929093243025426876941405973284973216824503042051 is NOT PRIME !
mircea_popescu: User(s):
mircea_popescu: lrh@primenet.com; Lyman R. Hazelton <lrh@crl.com>;
mircea_popescu: PRIMENET FTW!
asciilifeform: mega-primez.
mircea_popescu: i'm going to write to him
asciilifeform: check if it's coprime with his modulus 1st
asciilifeform: betcha it ain't
mircea_popescu: let him check.
asciilifeform: (it IS possible to operate with a key having nonprime e, but NOT if it isn't comprime with modulus!111)
asciilifeform: you don't get a unique inverse !
asciilifeform: pull out a napkin, do this, you will enjoy.
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 80792515178277518251787191721674879901110256674288710080325863568811637847169727232993003528807283659221794902304745048735298897876227302737720380966120707801577193418252490229375494375974130266990144095960168920691980546606549390404595235846190426176454114630090762607218939728852664521518880997809825963804785833474170856051712436966411423737140440088315805145194514148327565481771150785375646482160442791814859
mircea_popescu: 00929615464339399587788075411476100924403308321807806781421177705052431289275431732830867419635645164174483761499317088249659553881291597359333885900533858307401161329619651238037048388963402764899057665 is NOT PRIME !
mircea_popescu: largest one to date.
mircea_popescu: but there's some pretty large ones.
asciilifeform: betcha these overflow on some godforsaken winblowz pseudopgptron.
mircea_popescu: they must
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 80792515178277518251787191721674879901110256674288710080325863568811637847169727232993003528807283659221794902304745048735298897876227302737720380966120707801577193418252490229375494375974130266990144095960168920691980546606549390404595235846190426176454114630090762607218939728852664521518880997809825963804785833474170856051712436966411423737140440088315805145194514148327565481771150785375646482160442791814859
mircea_popescu: 00929615464339399587788075411476100924403308321807806781421177705052431289275431732830867419635645164174483761499317088249659553881291597359333885900533858307401161329619651238037048388963402764899057665 is NOT PRIME !
mircea_popescu: o damn same thing. sorry.
mircea_popescu: ima stop spamming the log.
asciilifeform: try downloading the key (hit button on the bottom of page)
asciilifeform: and encrypto to it !
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 281479271743489 is NOT PRIME ! Modulus has mirrored low-order 32 bits ! << a nice!
mircea_popescu: lrh@primenet.com host smtp1.mke.securence.com [204.11.209.99] SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data: 554 no valid recipients, bye
mircea_popescu: i guess he got canned for his prime critical failure.
asciilifeform: l0ltr0n1c
mircea_popescu: actually it turns out primenet.com is actually a spammer service.
mircea_popescu: ~nothing to do with primes.
asciilifeform: subprimez!
mircea_popescu: hahaha
mircea_popescu: so nice to have the btcalpha quality links bakc.
asciilifeform: i actually wanted phuctor.nosuchlabs.com
asciilifeform: and i put in, believe it, a a-record update
asciilifeform: but apparently namecheap is a cesspool
asciilifeform: it is ~2days now and nothing.
mircea_popescu: yeah i ditched them a while back
mircea_popescu: went to total wwwshit
asciilifeform: yeah but this is a new wtf low.
asciilifeform: the update shows up on their www panel
asciilifeform: but not elsewhere.
mircea_popescu: heh
asciilifeform: unrelatedly, trb has been up for 100+ consecutive dayz there.
asciilifeform: as in, 0 interruption.
asciilifeform: afaik this is record.
mircea_popescu: nb
asciilifeform: unrelatedly, the bicycle cheat thing apparently has been a crackpot hypothesis for ~years, 'mechanical doping', and it has come out ~how~ it was done
asciilifeform: at least 2 had the magnetized wheel arrangement
mircea_popescu: aha!
asciilifeform: others - thin, long motor in ~shaft~ of bike
asciilifeform: with very thin shaft leading through where the pedals mount
asciilifeform: i recognized the motor immediately from the photo
asciilifeform: it is, i think, a 'maxon'
asciilifeform: they are made in switzerland. i had just such a motor in the 'tecan' robot.
asciilifeform: very spiffy motor.
mircea_popescu: how's the gearing done ?
asciilifeform: someone put 3d model on 'youtube'
asciilifeform: worm gear.
mircea_popescu: the main advantage of magnetic being obviously that no need to gear the "motor"
mircea_popescu: a
asciilifeform: apparently nobody expected thermovisor.
asciilifeform: which, incidentally, is a great tool for 1,001 jobs
asciilifeform: e.g., for squatters, or burglars
asciilifeform: to learn which houses are empty
mircea_popescu: problem is... how do you adjust motor rpm with user's ?
asciilifeform: they had concealed switch in handlebar.
mircea_popescu: very complex, this
asciilifeform: in at least one case
mircea_popescu: needed some sort of gearbox that allows arbitrary axle drive
asciilifeform: in others, it was based on clinometer, i think
asciilifeform: 'cheas as much as humanly possible, then in your wolf form, cheat moar!111'
asciilifeform: *cheat
asciilifeform: i always thought it was peculiar that the bike folk get to use own machines
mircea_popescu: f1 folk do.
asciilifeform: one would imagine, naively, that they would draw lots and pick one from a set, like dueling pistols
mircea_popescu: of course, there a motor is EXPECTED
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform: http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/news/how-does-mechanical-doping-work << photo, apparently.
asciilifeform: ' Van den Driessche and her father deny any intent to cheat and say that the situation was a mix-up: A friend’s bike outfitted with a motor was mistakenly brought to the pits. ' << l0lz
mircea_popescu: what else are they goinna say, "my daughter is ten bucks a lay, free blowjobs on sunday, call now" ?
asciilifeform: aha!
phf: that's hilarious
phf: "man, i'm ~killing~ it today, say, did i accidentally grab my buddies motorized bike??? naaawww"
asciilifeform: phf: note that you cannot buy ~these~ motor bikes in a store.
asciilifeform: the japanese ones have larger, ~external~ motor
asciilifeform: moar power, easier repair, etc.
asciilifeform: the intricately crafted hidden motor exists only to cheat in race.
asciilifeform: it is of very little use to a ben_vulpes commuting to his sweatshop on bike etc.
phf: "femke, my fellow biking aficionado, i built a motorized bike but the kicker, nobody can tell you're using one. say, you want to borrow it for a few weeks? say put it in your fleet of racing bikes?"
mircea_popescu: "it's for training. you have to work less to go the same distance"
asciilifeform: somehow i recall the thread where mircea_popescu explained 'caught thief's justifications'
asciilifeform: 'not my pants, not my arse, not my knife, wasn't me'
phf: and even if it was, he had it coming anyway
mircea_popescu: that's where the rogue veers politica.
mircea_popescu: as in,
mircea_popescu: "Alexander The Great: How dare you molest the seas?
mircea_popescu: Pirate: How dare you molest the whole world? Because I do it with a small boat, I am called a pirate and a thief. You, with a great navy, molest the world and are called an emperor."
asciilifeform: 'he had it coooming! he had it commming! he only had himself to blaaame! if y'dhve been there! if you;'dve seen it! you know that you would have done! the same! ' (tm) (r)
asciilifeform: aha everyone i think knows this story
mircea_popescu: everyone may know it, but no one has come up with an answer worth two shits, which is how memory hole became required bug-that's-a-feature in modern man mental programming.
copumpkin: omg my withdrawal came through, thanks mircea_popescu :)
copumpkin: I won't need cryptographic proof to publicly shame you after all!!
copumpkin goes back to idling in his 2012 world
mircea_popescu: o.O
copumpkin: <3
trinque: was this the one BingoBoingo said was a furry?
trinque: nope, somebody else
mircea_popescu: lol copumpkin is the champion ipad jailbreaker.
asciilifeform: hey, easy in 2012 !111
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=from%3Acopumpkin
copumpkin: nah, back in my day the iPad was just a glimmer in Steve's eye
mircea_popescu: was it what, iphone ?
mircea_popescu has trouble distinguishing azns.
copumpkin: yeah, iphone
copumpkin: and ipod touch, I guess
BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455689 << Still done. Actually seems to be done now as well as it is every done.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 15:26 trinque: back when windows mattered it was trivially and ubiquitously pirated
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: winblowz was always deliberately and uniquitously pirated, it is how microshit propagates.
asciilifeform: *piratable
BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455829 << One aunt and uncle locked thier house for the first time in a decade this weekend.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 15:57 asciilifeform: like villages with no locks on doors, aha
BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455861 << The devthedev kid who wrote a bit for early qntra is still under 18!☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 16:02 asciilifeform: which is why there are no folks younger than, what, 20, here.
BingoBoingo: Stopped writing because he discovered gurlz.
shinohai: btw BingoBoingo are you going to update http://qntra.net/contact/ ?
BingoBoingo: shinohai: Eventually
shinohai: lel
BingoBoingo: shinohai: fxd
shinohai: I know I'm ocd about such things, I chided mod6 about foundation site earlier this week.
davout: shinohai: you suck, you didn't notice wp botched the gpg key!11
davout: BingoBoingo: ^
shinohai: O.o
shinohai: https://twitter.com/WhalePanda/status/723541771314147328 <<< ethereum, never boring
BingoBoingo: davout: I'll unfuck it
BingoBoingo: $up crayon
deedbot: crayon voiced for 30 minutes.
crayon: ty
crayon: just want to say thank you for nosuchlabs.com tool
BingoBoingo: <trinque> was this the one BingoBoingo said was a furry? << Twas Rassah was the furvert
asciilifeform: crayon: yer welcome
shinohai: $up crayon
deedbot: shinohai may not $up crayon
shinohai: D:
asciilifeform: $up crayon
deedbot: crayon voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: cheers crayon o.O
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yeah but this "X was done because Y wanted to but X' won't be done because Y doesn't want to" is still as lulzy as ever.
mircea_popescu: usg.microsoft, usg.apple, usg.nsa, usg.sfpd along with usg.* are still our little bitch.
mircea_popescu: #1 thing they like, taking big fat cock up ass
mircea_popescu: #2 think they like, being a little bratty.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo> Stopped writing because he discovered gurlz. << one of the better reasons.
mircea_popescu: in other phuctor news (omfg this site is like perpetual xmas tree, i keep going there for presents multiple times a day), what the fuck is with all the ssh keys with exponent = 35
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 16385 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): Anarchist Hackers Revolutionary Movement; << hopefully hablan ex-panhole. el hackeo es lucha por hoy & por siempre.
phf: curious
phf: (re 35)
phf: heh darin@yoda.chinalake.navy.mil
mircea_popescu: ssh://halleck.arrakis.se; among others
mircea_popescu: which one was halleck, the good mentat guy ?
mircea_popescu: i would think this is definitionally lame, "o hey check out my pgp key with the cool domain and the shitty exponent".
mircea_popescu: yah, pretty fly for a dumb guy.
phf: he's a musician and paul's weapons instructor
mircea_popescu: ssh://172.16.9.84; << clearly this is from some bugged ssh tool.
phf: yeah, that's my guess a compromised ssh package
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform remind me what were we looking at, 24mn total sigs ?
phf: i didn't realize this thing eats ssh too
mircea_popescu: o hey it gets better,
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 3843875385 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): Mike Doty <mdoty@tavros.net>; Mike Doty <mike@uberslacks.com>; Mike Doty (http://dev.gentoo.org/~kingtaco/) <kingtaco@gentoo.org>;
mircea_popescu: phf if it's rsa, it's food. alf the beedog is serious about bee's knees like that.
phf: oh i remember kingtaco, he's gentoo old timer
mircea_popescu: maybe point out to him then
mircea_popescu: tho it might be ancient key.
mircea_popescu: Henrik Thomsen <REWOKED ON SERVER DON'T WORK>;
mircea_popescu: tommy's been rewoked.
mircea_popescu: ahahaha OK CHECK THIS ONE OUT
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 16385 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): Security; Northrop Grumman PGP Root-CA; TRW-Root-CA - TRW/SEG/ITS/IS <trw-root-ca@trw.com>;
phf: lovely
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo : you got your qntra piece right there. "Phuctor, the RSA Super-Collider discovers vulnerability in Northrop Grumman PGP Root-CA "
mircea_popescu: phf so lovely indeed. ties right into our convo earlier dunnit
mircea_popescu: http://nosuchlabs.com/gpgkey/80F007FBD8F9950E492F6A2C720FF5C3136DFE1DEC5CE4125B546ADF837AD4A2 reflink
phf: no google hits for this guy though
mircea_popescu: this is an aggravating factor.
phf: i'm putting all these keywords into my google search
mircea_popescu: "May First/People Link engages in building movements by advancing the strategic use and collective control of technology for local struggles, global transformation, and emancipation without borders. Flowing from that mission, our organization redefines the concept of “Internet Service Provider” in a collective and collaborative way. Like any democratic membership organization, we gather together each year to evaluate the
mircea_popescu: past year’s experiences, plan the coming year’s work and elect a Leadership Committee to apply what we’ve decided. Like a coop, we pay dues, buy equipment and then we all use that equipment as we need to for websites, email, email lists, and just about everything else we do on the Internet. As a movement organization, we participate in (and often lead) campaigns, struggles, coalitions and network of left, progressive an
mircea_popescu: d social justice organizations in the U.S., Mexico and Internationally. Learn more about our organization by reading our official documents."
mircea_popescu: too bad they can't crypto.
phf: literally top mention of trw seg is http://everything2.com/title/TRW+SEG
mircea_popescu: root@luisa.mayfirst.org; root@dolores.mayfirst.org; ssh://galeano.mayfirst.org; root@menchu.mayfirst.org; ssh://bernice.mayfirst.org; ssh://chun.mayfirst.org; root@leslie.mayfirst.org;
mircea_popescu: organisation 100% fucked up by the 35 exponent. possibly we found the intended victim of that ?
phf: dunno, they look kind of derpy
phf: like those poverty ngos
mircea_popescu: no, they look kind of like soros' litter.
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 16385 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): Louis C. LaCour, Jr. <lacourlc@mail.arlaw.com>;
mircea_popescu: check it out lol
BingoBoingo: On it
mircea_popescu: cool beans bb
phf: i'd look at the date of that key though, whether it's hot, or we're just looking at an old trail
mircea_popescu: let's play a little "guess the address of the scum pond" : Should an RSA public exponent be prime?
mircea_popescu: tptacek 75 days ago
mircea_popescu: 1. Technical answer: an RSA public exponent needs to be coprime with the modulus, which is not the same as requiring that it be prime.
mircea_popescu: 2. Pragmatic answer: prime numbers are generally coprime with the modulus, and so they're an easy answer, and so RSA public exponents tend to be prime.
mircea_popescu: 3. Best-practice answer: just use 65537, in all cases. The other popular answer is 3, which is mathematically fine, but leaves less room for implementation error; there are some implementation flaws for which attacks are untenable with e=65537.
mircea_popescu: 4. Long-term answer: don't use RSA. RSA is well on its way to obsolescence. Most problems you'd ever want to solve with RSA are better solved with Curve25519 (for DH) and Ed25519 (for signing). Not coincidentally, these are the algorithms implemented by Nacl, the only crypto library you should consider using.
mircea_popescu: 5. Scolding answer: if you have to ask, please don't try to implement any of this yourself. It is very difficult to get RSA right.
mircea_popescu: phf seeing how they aren'\t paying me to secure them, whether it's hot or cold makes no diff.
mircea_popescu: also compare and contrast with the centralizing windows mind discussed earlier today.
mircea_popescu: some people just LIKE to see stuff like " just use 65537" " just use nacl" etc.
phf: Alfonso Mora <alf@arrakis.es>; there's your halleck. his gpg key is also bork
mircea_popescu: odd isn't it ? these should be diff packages ?
phf: a whole bunch of stuff from mayfirst
phf: 52 matches :o
mircea_popescu: yeah why i said pretty thoroughly infested. and since few others have the 35 problem...
mircea_popescu: anyway.
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 21 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): AvaCam <avacam@geocities.com>; << wasn't this one of the early camhos ?!
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 35 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): ssh://2nieqevdp67ck5gr.onion; << i dun use tor, anyonr that does care to screrenshot a page ?
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 3765668207 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): Walther Mayer <walther.mayer@web.de>;
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 4202608123 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): Walther Mayer <walther.mayer@web.de>; << poor guy, just can't catch a break.
deedbot: [Qntra] Phuctor, the RSA Super-Collider Discovers Vulnerability in Northrop Grumman PGP Root-CA - http://qntra.net/2016/04/phuctor-the-rsa-super-collider-discovers-vulnerability-in-northrop-grumman-pgp-root-ca/
mircea_popescu: win.
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 13905337 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): Kerper Markus VWPKI 55FB65E9923146B0 <markus.kerper@volkswagen.de>;
mircea_popescu: Eng Seng ONG (Sydney, NSW, Australia) <esong@mensa.org.au>; Public Exponent 2441348387 is NOT PRIME ! Public Exponent 2884952233 is NOT PRIME ! << this looks like yet another class of different weird e's, perhaps deliberate.
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 65 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): HP Security Response Team (SIGNING ONLY) <security-alert@hp.com>; <<< ahahahaha
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 4230764437 is NOT PRIME ! User(s): Soren Hansen <sh@warma.dk>; Soren Hansen <sh@linux2go.dk>; Soren Hansen <soren@ubuntu.com>; Soren Hansen <shawarma@ubuntu.com>; Soren Hansen <soren@canonical.com>; Soren Hansen <soren.hansen@canonical.com>;
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 2307795757 is NOT PRIME ! idem
mircea_popescu: Public Exponent 2205267067 is NOT PRIME ! aha
mircea_popescu: mkay i guess ima just make a trilema.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i have nfi why everyone instantly convinced that the key belongs to northropg
asciilifeform: i can make key 'obummer' etc.
mircea_popescu: let them deny it.
asciilifeform: lol whynot.
asciilifeform: and yes a key with nonprime e will work...
asciilifeform: but not if noncoprime with n
asciilifeform: you get rubbish on decrypt
asciilifeform: i considered originally gcd(e, n)
asciilifeform: but wanted to catch all the weird-e folkx
asciilifeform: these tend tp have other rot
asciilifeform: *to
asciilifeform bbl