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phf: adlai: i think gossip spec is fine, just nobody took it to release. asciilifeform has significant changes to the spec, but if you ignore those you can still build a working implementation. in fact, unless you're ascii, i think it's better to ignore further discussion and just stick to what mp wrote. i also think it's one of those ideas you don't want nailed down at protocol level. mine for example slings gpg packets
phf: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4880#page-13 (section 4.) over tcp. i have an incremental packet parser that you can attach to tcp stream and it'll give you packet-by-packet on the other end. that's probably not the right solution for going to war though
phf: i got bogged down in config files and other such minutia, but that's because i wrote it in c and i'm not yet at a level where i can produce elegant c solutions. i also used knuth's web, and since there aren't systems that support web/c syntax highlighting and indent the whole process was very much "grinding your own telescope lens by hand"
mircea_popescu: back in the days trinque was called undata i made the point to him that merely because management is not apparent is a sign that management is extremely competent ; not an invitation to try and scare up some "management stone soup".
mircea_popescu: apparently this is a very easy mistake to make ; understandably too, anglosphere management is da pits.
trinque: heh, reading one's own old logs is a trip.
trinque: relatedly, the mental compressor doth not always yield fruitful search terms.
trinque: I remember the conversation clearly, aside from *any* of the phrasing whatsoever :p
trinque: $up Sinclair6
deedbot: Sinclair6 voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: ehehe
trinque: oh oh! I found the other thing.
trinque: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-24#1528203 << http://btcbase.org/log/2015-08-21#1246517 ☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-24 02:10 trinque: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-24#1528134 << http://btcbase.org/log/2015-06-22#1172563 << mentioned here but probably in reference to the logs sought
a111: Logged on 2015-08-21 01:13 trinque: must've been some serious run-away dick selection in human history
mircea_popescu: aha! tyvm!
mircea_popescu: phf in practice, once tmsr-rsa is here, i'd expect to do exactly the "sling packets" thing
trinque: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529499 << http://btcbase.org/log/2014-10-30#904426 ☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 01:15 mircea_popescu: back in the days trinque was called undata i made the point to him that merely because management is not apparent is a sign that management is extremely competent ; not an invitation to try and scare up some "management stone soup".
a111: Logged on 2014-10-30 23:55 mircea_popescu: undata: if only there were some way to organize the efforts of a large number of people around projects <<< there is. you're watching it. just because leadership is not in your face doesn't necessarily mean leadership is absent and it's your time to shine. it may also mean leadership is extremely good at what it does.
trinque: boom!
mircea_popescu: o hey.
mircea_popescu: your btclog-search-fu amazes
phf: trinque: hey what's the current frequency that you send pings and timeout, 30 60?
mircea_popescu: hm, anyone has a link handy to that epic steph kegels library public masturbation thing ?
shinohai: only one i know is flash mircea_popescu, at yer own risk
mircea_popescu: meh i'd rather gif.
mircea_popescu: anyway, i guess i;ll just use a shitty fragment.
shinohai: there was an mp4 of that somewhere but i dnt remember
mircea_popescu: chick should be studied in school.
shinohai: xD
mircea_popescu: "this is what i mean by enthusiasm, bitch."
trinque: phf: yep, those.
phf: so essentially one ping goes out at 3, and then there's another 30 to get it back
phf: that's what i had in my old bot implementation too
shinohai: http://67.media.tumblr.com/67f370f1aaa6975792266175c87d5659/tumblr_o0gv3ahtqM1snhcz1o1_400.gif
phf: *err at 30
shinohai: bit of a voluptuous girl there mircea_popescu !
mircea_popescu: sure.
mircea_popescu: phf you available to give peter l some pointers re osx build process in #eulora ?
shinohai: http://archive.is/aFNhQ
phf: mircea_popescu: oof, there aren't any. i've not updated the build scripts for the new version and it's not a "some pointers" kind of process
mircea_popescu: shinohai does he speak american ?
mircea_popescu: phf kk
phf: i can put new urls into the build scripts and see if it still works (unlikely but who knows, if dev team hasn't touched build process might still be operational)
phf: is this up to date http://www.eulorum.org/Ubuntu ?
mircea_popescu: yeah
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i got a puzzler:
asciilifeform: from rodger pt. 4: 'You would think it strange that he has such intense feelings yet doesn't apply the obvious resolution available for them : go up to these betters, prostrate himself and beg them to accept him as their slave. He'll do anything, just as long as they use him. Why not ? ... what they should have been fucking saying were variations of the theme of, "take off your clothes, crawl to them on hands and knees and lick their
asciilifeform: shoewear."'
asciilifeform: how is this 'resolution' ? dude was, afaik, straight, not only preferred to eat a pistol rather than do any of this, but in fact ~did~
mircea_popescu: so ?
asciilifeform: so what am i missing
mircea_popescu: i dunno ?
asciilifeform: why not likewise say 'the obvious resolution ... eating a pound of broken glass'
mircea_popescu: "you have diabethes. the cure is to stop eating sweets." "i'm not stopping eating sweets." "then you will die." "i prefer to die." "fine, but just for the record - stopping with the sweets STILL is the cure for diabethes."
asciilifeform: nah this here's aids, not diabetes.
asciilifeform: no cure.
mircea_popescu: unwarranted delusions of independence are his problem, entire.
mircea_popescu: he's born a slave, like it or not. either fuck or get off the pig.
asciilifeform: whole flavour of the piece, in my reading, is that this was a dude with no solution.
mircea_popescu: that he got off the pig doesn't invalidate the fucking.
mircea_popescu: there's a blessing for everything, my dear alf.
asciilifeform: if he could have become some arbitrary thing that he was not, he would not have even ended up on this microscope slide in formalin.
mircea_popescu: so ?
asciilifeform: so he could have as 'easily' grown taller as learned to enjoy slaving.
mircea_popescu: this is posited but not proven.
asciilifeform: hard to ~prove~ a could-have about corpse, neh
mircea_popescu: well... so then why do we care.
asciilifeform: imho it is an interesting question - was rodger a terminal case.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu's commentary suggested that there was some... 'place' for him, that he could have learned to live in
mircea_popescu: not so. i don't believe he biologically had a complete set of mechanisms. there was nothign for him.
asciilifeform: the 'ought to have learned to kiss shoes' thing suggested otherwise.
asciilifeform: but ok.
mircea_popescu: nevertheless, for another in his position but not with his condition, the solutions would have been plurious, from the prostration onwards.
asciilifeform: how might one end up 'in his position but not with his condition' ?
asciilifeform: i am having problem picturing this.
mircea_popescu: now that i do not know.
mircea_popescu: but bad parenting perhaps ?
asciilifeform: this would put in the 'condition' neh?
mircea_popescu: neh.
mircea_popescu: bad parenting is mere nurture
asciilifeform: bad parenting enlarges natural fissures, if you will, often to some quite impressive dr. mengele results.
mircea_popescu: maybe.
asciilifeform: if mircea_popescu had written that rodgier ought to have ~been buggered~, or enslaved by arabs, or similar, i would have no dispute. but it is just as fantastic to posit schmuck going into pederasty willingly, as to picture him growing taller by effort of will
mircea_popescu: this is posited but not proven.
asciilifeform: esp. considering that his most grotesque, as far as i can see , defect, was precisely atrophied will.
asciilifeform: (will, i am quite convinced, is an organ, no less so than memory)
phf: well, guy was pathological, but perhaps the idea is that people with lesser manifestations of similar issues should considering serving
phf: he couldn't talk to girls, ok, but he could talk to those same guys that he hated.
asciilifeform: phf: but they did not, going by the telling, hate ~him~
mircea_popescu: so ?
asciilifeform: duded don't really come equipped with this circuit that turns on, in dan mocsny's words, 'motorized statue' mode when within 100 metres of a rodgier
asciilifeform: *dudes
phf: asciilifeform: right, but if he recognized them as his betters, he could learn from them is my point, by talking to them, by "serving" them, etc.
asciilifeform: possibly
phf: instead he hated them, precisely because he thought that he's no worse. it's all through his narrative "girls dig cruel people" and all that stuff. the idea of, say, learning to become cruel (accepting his modality) somehow didn't really enter his mind
asciilifeform: though it is not as if young boys are apt to take 'apprentices'
asciilifeform: 'hey gurlz, just ignore this short ugly dude following me around watching, he's my understudy' ?
mircea_popescu: the notion that "he's no worse" is certainly the largest part of the problem. how the utter fuck is he no worse ? he's the absolute worst.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i actually did that. they did ignore.
mircea_popescu: guy saw tits for the first time in lyf!
BingoBoingo: ;;later tell adlai You work step 1 yet?
gribble: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: interesting! what became of apprentice ?
mircea_popescu: nothing.
mircea_popescu: and i did not say understudy ; i said dog.
asciilifeform: as in the 4-legged kind ?
mircea_popescu: well yeah.
asciilifeform: try it with a human dog.
mircea_popescu: huh ?!
asciilifeform: well, a rodgier on a leash, or sumthing
mircea_popescu: yes dawg. ugly, pockmarked, hunchback kid with poor hygiene habits.
mircea_popescu: i told him to touch nothing and speak not a word lest i behead him ; girls wanted to know who's that and i said pay no mind whatsoever, i got a new dog.
asciilifeform: ah so 2-legged.
mircea_popescu: it did exactly nothing either way.
asciilifeform: how did mr. dog merit this 'treat' ?
mircea_popescu: i dun exactly recall ; something about whining about very rodgeresque matters within earshot.
asciilifeform brb, food
phf: mircea_popescu: i misplaced my eulora account, can i get a password reset?
mircea_popescu: blrightht
phf: it's for a good cause
mircea_popescu: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/f991b68e-1bbf-445d-8765-df09d2e44285/
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> if mircea_popescu had written that rodgier ought to have ~been buggered~, or enslaved by arabs, or similar, i would have no dispute. but it is just as fantastic to posit schmuck going into pederasty willingly, as to picture him growing taller by effort of will << He probably would enthusiastically have embraced getting buggered if he was a level 70 chocolate elfhole while recieving buggery
phf: it sort of works, http://glyf.org/tmp/eulora-2.png doesn't load any textures though. i'm going to push the update to the scripts, but i won't be able to look at it proper for another couple of weeks
mircea_popescu: PeterL ^ if that helps.
BingoBoingo: That's a pretty good looking horror game there
phf: i think it might be failing to pick up eulora specific assets
BingoBoingo: "I left around the beginning of August. This was my first time traveling alone, and I didn’t know what to expect. Father signed me up to have supervised travel assistance to help me along the way, otherwise I would get lost in the airport." << LOL Airport Special ED!
mircea_popescu: oya.
mircea_popescu: hey, some airports were designed by the mentally retarded
mircea_popescu: de gaulle first on the fucking list
BingoBoingo: I don't airport.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2016/the-story-of-elliot-rodger-by-elliot-rodger-adnotated-part-five/ << Trilema - The Story of Elliot Rodger. By Elliot Rodger. Adnotated. Part Five.
phf: he's like an incredibly dull, millenial take on a gothic hero, a modern day maldoror
BingoBoingo: phf: The pollsters say millenials are actually not fucking very much. Too much world of snapchat.
PeterL: too busy staring at their phones to touch each other, no touching means no sex
PeterL: what do you consider the age cutoff for millenials? Or is it a frame of mind rather than a specific age range?
deedbot: http://danielpbarron.com/2016/he-has-an-unclean-spirit/ << Daniel P. Barron - He has an unclean spirit.
BingoBoingo: No idea
mircea_popescu: phf word.
davout: my new address for those who'll want to visit http://i.imgur.com/fSyFNEM.jpg
BingoBoingo: nice davout
felipelalli: mircea_popescu: znc running in a fucking rubish vps. any problem please swear at me again.
jurov: ;;later tell PeterL run configure as: CFLAGS=-fexceptions CXXFLAGS=-fexceptions ./configure
gribble: The operation succeeded.
jurov: ^ since there's no gribble in #eulora
Framedragger: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529496 << just curious - does the gossip spec as it is place any trust in ip addresses? this iirc was one of the points criticized by asciilifeform, i would think it to be a valid one. sorry if this, too, was extensively discussed in the logs. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 01:10 phf: adlai: i think gossip spec is fine, just nobody took it to release. asciilifeform has significant changes to the spec, but if you ignore those you can still build a working implementation. in fact, unless you're ascii, i think it's better to ignore further discussion and just stick to what mp wrote. i also think it's one of those ideas you don't want nailed down at protocol level. mine for example slings gpg packets
phf: it doesn't place any ~trust~ in ip addresses
phf: asciilifeform's objections was that gossipd relies on ip addresses at all
phf: the argument is that technology needs to be entirely routing agnostic, where's now you think in terms of (afair) mappings between keys and addresses
Framedragger: that can be construed as trust, but yeah ok.
phf: oh ffs
Framedragger: i won't argue the point, sorry for any frustration caused. the thing i have in mind is probably not the "current spec" anyway!
phf: it can be construed as trust if you don't anything beyond what i said, so i also said that there's no trust. of course that's only my interpretation and asciilifeform can provide his own
Framedragger: ..iirc one of the original ideas was to "pass around ip addresses" as things bound to some nick/identity; there is a trust component here; but i'm sure it's evolved since then, etc etc.
phf: that's a pretty useless interpretation of trust
phf: if i tell you "go to such and such place and then once you're there do another validation" you don't have to trust that "such and such place" is valid purely by being there
Framedragger: ..however, it is possible to get drowned in sibyl nodes. but, i get your point.
phf: i don't think there's a solution to drowned in sibyl's in general. there's a cost to validating counterparty (which is continuous in case of gossipd, there's no "validate the ip, and then trust it" which is what i mean by "no trust in ip"), which can be exploited by attacker.
Framedragger: true, good point of course.
phf: come to think of it sybil is not the right word in this case, on application level there's no psuedonymity and you only talk to people in wot. on transport level an attacker can construct a valid looking (struct layout wise) pgp packet, which in my naive spec implementation is handed over to gnupg. now you have a bunch of potential attack vectors here, but assuming there's no memory attacks in gnupg, race conditions in gpgme,
phf: etc. you're only dealing with cost of validation. (which could be brought down by having own crypto)
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529651 << ~tcp~ is evil, and i will kill it with my own hands. at least in the sense where i killed, e.g., git. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 12:50 phf: it can be construed as trust if you don't anything beyond what i said, so i also said that there's no trust. of course that's only my interpretation and asciilifeform can provide his own
asciilifeform: tcp is evil, fundamentally because it violates the 'NEVER something-for-nothing-to-all-comers-FUCKOFFRANDOS' principle.
asciilifeform: hence the existence of such a thing as a syn flood.
asciilifeform: it is ALSO evil because it sends anything whatsoever in the cleartext (sequence number, for instance, and RESET)
asciilifeform: usg can reset any and all tcp connections whenever it feels like it.
asciilifeform: as happens many times every day on our trb nodes.
asciilifeform: it can also inject crapolade, into any tcp stream whatsoever. this is not a hypothetical, the actual mechanism that is actually used was recently discovered.
asciilifeform: but it was ~always~ possible, from day1 of tcp, and this is evident to anyone with a copy of, e.g, richard stevens's 'tcp/ip illustrated'.
asciilifeform: to kindergarten pupils.
phf: yeah it's a shitty transport, that doesn't contradict anything i said though
asciilifeform: the cost of validation in a single-packet-authenticating protocol where you crunch the numbers at line speed is effectively 0.
asciilifeform: and there are no sybils, even as a theoretical item, in a correct gossiptron - every receiver knows exactly who (pubkey-wise) has any business transmitting to it, and rejects packet that is malformed, replayed, or signed with ANY other key, in constant time.
phf: that's also what i said
phf: but, without proper crypto cost of packet authentication is not 0
asciilifeform: likewise a gossip node ought never to rely on a single entry point. and certainly not on a single ~published~ entry point.
asciilifeform: phf: correct.
phf: current spec doesn't do that
asciilifeform: current spec is imho only worth something as a starting point.
asciilifeform: (and i will point out that i started on my concept long before mircea_popescu wrote it.)
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu, as often happens, had correct idea, but was not aware of the sheer rot of the available building blocks.
phf: well, since that's never been published we can't even have meaningful conversations about it :p
asciilifeform: phf: the handful of interesting aspects (single-packet friend-or-foe, no tcp) were outlined here.
phf: but that's a very minor detail of the spec!
asciilifeform: i do not regard it as minor.
asciilifeform: nor the 'order of packets does ~not matter' aspect.
asciilifeform: (fuck sequence numbers. instead, 'raptor code'.)
phf: which layer are we talking here?
asciilifeform: bottom.
asciilifeform: which - yes - matters, and no, cannot be replaced later.
phf: so then it's not even about gossip, it's about "lets have a replacement for tcp"
asciilifeform: it is about gossip.
asciilifeform: as an only sane possible replacement for tcp.
asciilifeform: these are not separable.
phf: as a final product -- not, but as a teaching tool?
asciilifeform: as a teaching tool, hearts and livers are separable.
asciilifeform: in actual practice, not.
phf: it's like you're now on the other side in the gabriel_laddel mcclim debate
asciilifeform: mno.
asciilifeform: i am on same side as i've been since '07
asciilifeform: FOUNDATIONS FIRST
asciilifeform: they matter.
asciilifeform: and cannot be retro-corrected.
phf: well, then you were arguing opposite point in the mcclim conversation
asciilifeform: hm?
asciilifeform: link ?
asciilifeform: i dun even recall a debate. there was gabriel_laddel proposing to build hybrid of bulldog and rhino, 'lisp machine with linux', a mengelian atrocity with no future, because a foundation cannot be corrected any more than one can un-drop a baby.
phf: different kind of foundations, mcclim clx backend. he was saying lets replace it wholesale with a framebuffer renderer. i was arguing that it's better to cleanup clx first that'll make framebuffer renderer easier. i misunderstood your position then. i thought you were agreeing, but i suppose your position was that there's no point in replacing x with lesser alternative at all
phf: there needs to be a feature in logs where you only render a subset of nicks
phf: ..
thestringpuller: $s interlisp
a111: 9 results for "interlisp", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=interlisp
phf: asciilifeform: ok i misundestood your position in mcclim debate
phf: (i reread the log)
asciilifeform: phf: my published positions re x11 concern the machines ~i presently use~
asciilifeform: i.e. i have 0 interest in 'like x11 but without network pipe'
asciilifeform: and regard anyone who advocates it as a procrustes.
phf: asciilifeform: we're in agreement on that one
asciilifeform: a great many x11 proggies i use run on remote machines. and i have NO intention of partaking in the 'own one computer' horseshit.
asciilifeform bbl, fixing some plumbing.
mircea_popescu: jurov now there is : http://logs.minigame.bz/2016-08-26.log.html#t14:13:32
phf: asciilifeform: going back to gossip conversation, my issue is that the gossip you talk about exists exclusively in your head, where's mp got a spec. there are aspects of gossip functionality that can be explored with current spec despite the underlying tcp transport. and like i said broken transport doesn't invalidate the application functionality. it will leak in practice through tcp shenanigans, but that's the nature of this
phf: particular transport. never the less when the conversation about current spec comes in you are eager to point out how spec is useless. it's a significant effort to drone you out long enough to actually attempt the implementation, and since in my experience attempting the implementation is a significant step in grokking, i think you repeating the same point over and over again actually lowers overall snr.
mircea_popescu: shinohai hook it into some api (preferably not bc.info) to do ;;tslb ;;bc,stats etc, it can replace gribble here.
shinohai: iit already has this mircea_popescu
mircea_popescu: demonstrate ?
mircea_popescu: win.
thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: "The beta-males also wish to be alpha, but for whatever reason they are realistically incapable of it, so they must accept the role of trying to impregnate a female when she is fertile by keeping her away from an alpha-male." interesting perspective.
mircea_popescu: shinohai join it plox
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller where's that from ?
thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: Some chick ranting on Steemit.
thestringpuller super bored in the coal mine today.
shinohai: why do you even read that drivel ?
shinohai: lol
mircea_popescu: well, i imagine because chix
shinohai: better chix on trilema
shinohai: :D
mircea_popescu: shinohai gotta register it ; -ChanServ- TRS80` is not registered.
shinohai: mircea_popescu: it does not have gribble wot
mircea_popescu: no i mean with nickserv
mircea_popescu: i can't +V it otherwise
shinohai: ok gimmie a bit to sign in, i never bothered to register it :/
mircea_popescu: no rush.
thestringpuller: "I see the devolution of Western culture upon us because the males have been emasculated with a combination of societal enforcement of child support payments along with the absolute right of the female to divorce taking all the financial support while remaining promiscuous." << actually i have no idea what gender this person is, but makes great points.
trinque: shinohai wrote an eval-bot for BASIC?
trinque: :D
shinohai: EXTENDED colour basic! :D
trinque: aw yeah
trinque: thestringpuller: that shit about "males *have been* emasculated" is nonsense
trinque: exactly the perspective of this elliot guy
trinque: damn, what a culturally relevant piece.
mircea_popescu: trinque ironically, for a long time in [the very repressive, and otherwise bizarre] austro-hungarian society, little girls thought they were castrated. literally, that ancient trick of "i stole your nose" that amuses 3yos ; they thought someone took their penis, which is why they don't look like boys.
trinque: lol!
mircea_popescu: the subjective experience of loss and inadequacy is a huge underground ocean comprising most of the human bejaviour known as art.
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller a "great point" in the sense of it being repeated a lot online. talk to a divorce lawyer sometime, this "absolute right to divorce" does not work that way in practice.
mircea_popescu: for that matter, refer to recent republican record : rando whore divorcing businessman recently got less than 1% of his net worth, and then the judge ridiculed her and cut her loot by 2/3 on apeal.
mircea_popescu: this, in the uk, by all accounts a worse shithole than the us.
mircea_popescu: including because thousands of little queen's own cunts, aged six to sixteen, openly preferred to be manhandled by pakis rather than commune with english mainstream society.
thestringpuller: First: "Eighteen years, eighteen years / She got one of your kids, got you for eighteen years / I know somebody paying child support for one of his kids / His baby mama car and crib is bigger than his"
thestringpuller: Which is 90% of niggas who impregnate a gold digger no matter how much money they eventually make.
thestringpuller: so: "Holla, "We want prenup! We want prenup!" (Yeah!)"
trinque: qed
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529630 << i confess the sufferances of young werther are always in my mind reading him. "why like this and not like that ?" ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 03:53 phf: he's like an incredibly dull, millenial take on a gothic hero, a modern day maldoror
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller black society is a bad model for just about anything.
thestringpuller: oh i kno. unfortunately for america, it's "pop culture" like the sitcom now. teen pregnancies ain't just for black folk no mo'
mircea_popescu: but the LYRICS they put out are unrelated in any case. you know literature generally lies, yes ?
mircea_popescu: teen pregnancies were traditionally a white thing. this never ever changed ; except for the weirdo new york elliots (they prefer to call themselves liberals) who thought it did because they stopped looking briefly.
thestringpuller: oh man i've been lied to my whole life! I still have my abstinence pledge too!
mircea_popescu: go to alabama, find more 35 yo grandmothers than you can count.
phf: mircea_popescu: did werther turn to evil?
thestringpuller: "ur at greater risk lil' stringpuller cuz ur black"
mircea_popescu: phf define evil
mircea_popescu: he wrote faust.
phf: as a gothic stance, "if society rejects me, i will now serve the utmost evil!"
mircea_popescu: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/2407/pg2407.txt << judge for self. it's tiny, iirc he wrote it in two weeks
mircea_popescu: phf that's not what mr elliot said though.
mircea_popescu: he has no conception of evil.
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller check out teh institutional racisms.
phf: i think that's the funny bit about roger whatshisname, he gets alienated from society and decides to become a scourge, but him and his definition of malice are so dull, it's like a parody of a gothic character
mircea_popescu: "i'm not at greater risk because i'm black, i'm at greater risk because your mother's a whore."
mircea_popescu: phf he doesn't even specifically want to become a scourge. he wants to "they should be punished" ; and "to become a dictator". essentially, like any good liberal/socialist, he JUST WANTS THE STATE TO.
mircea_popescu: his mother should arrange him better playdates through whoring out to lucas or whoever's rich and give him money / hire hookers.
mircea_popescu: (ironically, this arrangement has more historical exposure than everything that passes for "modern democracy". it's both how the ottoman empire worked ; as well as how the jews did middle east for five centuries.)
mircea_popescu: ie, it is traditional, in the sense of "traditional marriage" traditional.
mircea_popescu: phf also, let me register with you my displeasure at you abusing "gothic". it really dun mean what lj thinks it means.
phf: i don't think i meant it in lj sense. i was thinking maldoror specifically, he said something like that in the first chapter
mircea_popescu: de lautreamont calls himself "a gothich character" ?
mircea_popescu: or are you just importing wikitardisms, "gothic genre" et all.
phf: i get it
mircea_popescu: no i shall insist, because it's fucking annoying. buncha losers. so what, walpole thinks it's ok to tongue in cheek "a gothic novel" ? at the time the word had a meaning, and yes it is a certain forlorn grandiosity et all.
mircea_popescu: then the muricans come and take the joke literally.
mircea_popescu: Фантастический мир русской романтической повести < there we go! teh russians even agree omg im so impressed.
phf: oh ffs, you are right it is a wikipedism, since i was convinced that it was gothic genre in su school also
mircea_popescu: keep teh faith pure brother! and guard from teh corruptors!
phf: but but i didn't mean gothic straight here, i think that maldoror specifically is already a parody
mircea_popescu: i dunno, wasn't the guy from like argentina ?
mircea_popescu: they're incapable of parody.
phf: yeah he grew up in africa maybe?
phf: Uruguay according to wikipedia
mircea_popescu: uh.
mircea_popescu: this must be one of those cases where "borders changed so historical nationalities changed"
mircea_popescu: wasn't he from like 1800 ? what fucking uruguay.
phf: he was late 19th century
mircea_popescu: ok now i gotta check this
phf: well, i know that lautreamont didn't consider maldoror his serious novel (he died young though, so i think it was his only output, plus some poetry) and it was explicitly inspired by .. romantic literature of the time. considering how over the top nihilist it is, i assumed that it was a joke
mircea_popescu: published 1868. banda oriental was buenos aires congress 1800-1815, kingdom of brazil 1915-1940, rosas till 49 (and check out the guerra grande btw alf, dude totally beat anglo-french coallition through exhaustion, forced them intio humiliatory peace treaty) and then brazil til 1900 or such
mircea_popescu: "he was a romanian writer from vojvodina (a serb land) in the kingdom of hungary, part of the empire" sorta deal, i guess.
phf: well, unless you mean that his childhood abroad is what made him, he was still a frenchman born in a consulate, and he went back to Paris when he was young
mircea_popescu: hey, you said it!
mircea_popescu: anyway, it was a lulzy situation, montevideo was "besieged" for like a decade, they (mostly foreign merchants) ended up calling out a foreign legion, garibaldi showed up...
mircea_popescu: pretty good place to grow up i dun dispute.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529722 << nothing i wrote ought to discourage folks from pissing on the electric fence. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 14:15 phf: particular transport. never the less when the conversation about current spec comes in you are eager to point out how spec is useless. it's a significant effort to drone you out long enough to actually attempt the implementation, and since in my experience attempting the implementation is a significant step in grokking, i think you repeating the same point over and over again actually lowers overall snr.
asciilifeform: but they ought not to complain when 'my tcp connections are blackholing' or 'someone derived my rsa privkey using known-ciphertext attacks' etc.
asciilifeform: ~everyone here, phf, asciilifeform, mircea_popescu, et al, has his own chamber of unreleased horrors. this is right and proper.
asciilifeform: *chosen-ciphertext
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529727 << afaik this is definitionally true, at least in the zoological world where the terms originated ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 14:17 thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: "The beta-males also wish to be alpha, but for whatever reason they are realistically incapable of it, so they must accept the role of trying to impregnate a female when she is fertile by keeping her away from an alpha-male." interesting perspective.
mircea_popescu: it is, yes.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529755 << and buffett pays ~0 tax, aha ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 14:27 mircea_popescu: for that matter, refer to recent republican record : rando whore divorcing businessman recently got less than 1% of his net worth, and then the judge ridiculed her and cut her loot by 2/3 on apeal.
asciilifeform: divorced engineers - live on catfood.
asciilifeform: in usaschwitz.
mircea_popescu: engineers have 0 business getting married.
phf: asciilifeform: so far we don't have a complaining problem though
asciilifeform: phf: ~no one every does, until it is far too late.
asciilifeform: c lang, for instance, was a 'great thing', until it wasn't.
asciilifeform: and we are living with pdp arch long past its expiration date.
phf: but we don't even have an equivalent of "great thing until it wasn't" produced by tmsr
asciilifeform: produced wholesale - no. gpg would probably be the closest to this, to date.
asciilifeform: (not produced here, naturally, but reignited from ashes)
phf: btw is it possible to chosen-ciphertext attack gpg if it were to sit on the wire?
mircea_popescu: yes.
asciilifeform: phf: if you're deciphering and putting result (in the 'yes' or 'fail' sense) somewhere enemy can see it - then eys.
asciilifeform: *yes
phf: well then
mircea_popescu: which takes us to the conclusion of the dispute : yeah he's loud and awkward about it ; but there's genuine problems involved.
mircea_popescu: such as this isn't really ready yet.
phf: apparently it's even in the spec
mircea_popescu: how did it go, "part of groking" or somesuch. i read this recently!
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in heathendom: https://archive.is/g1hX0
asciilifeform: ^ tor org removed ENTIRE board except for the veteran nsa stooge
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: all of them, rapists ?
asciilifeform: https://archive.is/iLrq1 << more to the point
phf: mircea_popescu: it is part of grokking. simply to understand where chose-ciphertext comes in into the whole system, rather than just reddit the conversation. i think we just had a thread about it. i vaguelly suspect the result for an observer is going to be a smug conviction about words
mircea_popescu: phf no i know. my whole point was that it works as intended.
phf: ah
mircea_popescu: ie, you trying to work on it resulted in you being mildly annoyed by what you perceived as out of place comms, which upon actual investigation turned out to be different from what originally seemed to be, and in the process of examining difference important feature of shoreline became illuminated and so on.
phf: oh damn it's prof katz, https://www.cs.umd.edu/~jkatz/papers/pgp-attack.pdf
asciilifeform: phf: i reread that piece just a few days ago
asciilifeform: it is not entirely related to subj but still interesting.
phf: i took cmsc414 with him
asciilifeform: i did also, but quit 2wks in, in disgust
asciilifeform: ok finally found the thread where mircea_popescu prods me to remember chosen-ciphertext/timing attack, http://btcbase.org/log/2015-11-28#1332988 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-11-28 17:01 ascii_field: when folks start to attempt decryption of whatever piece of shit, just for the asking - then yes, acca
asciilifeform: and where i go off to find some reference implementation of c-s, and discover, later, that none exists
mircea_popescu: aha
mircea_popescu: dude check out how smart i used to be in my youth.
mircea_popescu likes reading old logs
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2016/i-have-no-more-title-ideas-come-back-tomorrow/ << Trilema - I have no more title ideas. Come back tomorrow.
mircea_popescu: aaand in other news, http://67.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m28gtxXzMa1r3d8abo1_500.gif
mircea_popescu: for the record, "The departing directors are Meredith Hoban Dunn, Ian Goldberg, Julius Mittenzwei, Rabbi Rob Thomas, Wendy Seltzer and two of Tor’s co-founders, Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson. Mr. Dingledine and Mr. Mathewson will remain as leaders of Tor’s technical research and development.
mircea_popescu: Their successors include Matt Blaze, a widely known cryptographer and associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania; Cindy Cohn, Ms. Steele’s successor as executive director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Bruce Schneier, a security author and expert; Gabriella Coleman, an anthropologist at McGill University who writes about online activism; Linus Nordberg, a longtime internet and privacy activist; and Megan
mircea_popescu: Price, executive director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group."
mircea_popescu: tor 2.0, the wives' club
mircea_popescu: or how did they call this in ru ? where lenin's wife went, and all the other ambitious wives followed
BingoBoingo: <phf> but we don't even have an equivalent of "great thing until it wasn't" produced by tmsr << BitBet follows, but was produced by TMSR blastocyst
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529634 << well i used the article in which you show an inclination to evanghelism ; rather than the other one. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 04:07 deedbot: http://danielpbarron.com/2016/he-has-an-unclean-spirit/ << Daniel P. Barron - He has an unclean spirit.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529648 << so then does your ssh key exporter trust ips ? ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 12:49 Framedragger: that can be construed as trust, but yeah ok.
mircea_popescu: everyting "can be construed as trust" if one has this scalar notion of trust. "here is what body doing X thing reported its IP to be at the time it was doing the X thing" is a very different statement from "i expect to find my house at the corner of cunt street with shit creek"
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529656 << this is correct ; there's no general solution to sybil problem ; this is not unrelated to http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-25#1529170 ☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 13:04 phf: i don't think there's a solution to drowned in sibyl's in general. there's a cost to validating counterparty (which is continuous in case of gossipd, there's no "validate the ip, and then trust it" which is what i mean by "no trust in ip"), which can be exploited by attacker.
a111: Logged on 2016-08-25 03:13 phf: hehe, actually ambush strategy is one of the reasons there's no known solutions for general networks, which must be a bummer for dod
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529659 << and timing attacks, of course. of all numerous kinds - suppose as a banal example that what i want to do is discern whether key X is yours or his. well, a simple solution would be to add a third i know is not involved, send the same thing to all three, and see which of the susperct two behaves like the third. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 13:13 phf: etc. you're only dealing with cost of validation. (which could be brought down by having own crypto)
mircea_popescu: if - for instance, and do not reduce to merely this - 1 and 3 answer in 200ms and 2 answers in 600ms, i have my answer don't i.
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2016/08/us-navy-project-tor-surrounded-by-drama-as-usg-reasserts-control/ << Qntra - US Navy Project "Tor" Surrounded By Drama As USG Reasserts Control
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529679 << well, before mp published it, at any rate :) ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 13:41 asciilifeform: (and i will point out that i started on my concept long before mircea_popescu wrote it.)
phf: right timing attacks with gpg as backend i get. i assumed that attacker being able to discover topology is a given (with spec as written)
mircea_popescu: how did you figure that ?!
mircea_popescu: attacker is very free to discover any topology he likes, much in the way attacker is welcome to decipher otp message to anything he pleases.
mircea_popescu: THIS is the important point of security. not "you can't", but "of course you can - which would you prefer"
trinque: BingoBoingo: s/actual/actually/
BingoBoingo: ty trinque fxd
BingoBoingo: Roundup Xtend 3 is going to be pretty full with all of the week's almost news.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529874 << the general solution is wot + nothing-to-allcomers. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 16:03 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529656 << this is correct ; there's no general solution to sybil problem ; this is not unrelated to http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-25#1529170
mircea_popescu: by definition this is a PARTICULAR solution
asciilifeform: it is general in the sense where, if you include it, 'sybil' is no longer meaningful concept
mircea_popescu: yes, but it cuts a chunk of the domain which is conveniently choseb
mircea_popescu: it does promise to be a complete solution for its limited domain, i'll give you that.
BingoBoingo: Win http://www.jameslafond.com/article.php?id=5092
asciilifeform: why am i reading a chronicle of some dude cleaning his fridge, BingoBoingo ?
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: For the exotic salt! And the absurdity of post-post-Modernity!
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529877 << timing can be 'ceilinged' and it solves problem. but i am still chewing on the problem of enemy being able to determine who is speaking to whom by deriving the public keys. (this is trivial with rsa, and i've been working on answering the q of whether is is also true for c-s) ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 16:06 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529659 << and timing attacks, of course. of all numerous kinds - suppose as a banal example that what i want to do is discern whether key X is yours or his. well, a simple solution would be to add a third i know is not involved, send the same thing to all three, and see which of the susperct two behaves like the third.
asciilifeform: *it is
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529708 << what, like a Ln sorta thing ?!?!?! :D ☝︎
asciilifeform: phf: are you changing the oil in the thing as we speak, or wat
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the ceiling is a dirty hack. there's no practical way to guarantee it solves the problem.
mircea_popescu: not that i'm against it. but it does not get classified as solution
asciilifeform: solves the differential timing problem strictly.
mircea_popescu: how ?
mircea_popescu: suppose i can get a process to overrun the time ceiling.
asciilifeform: then you catch the author of the code, hang him upside-down, and beat with a long bamboo pole.
mircea_popescu: so it solved nothing, just a hack.
asciilifeform: it solves if the hands do not grow from the arse.
asciilifeform: just like any other proggy.
asciilifeform: whether for univac or pc.
mircea_popescu: if ceiling is absolute, if the program fails to produce output in interval, it'll have to put out error
mircea_popescu: so you pay in error rate.
mircea_popescu: and ARE STILL leaking bits, i measure your error rate now.
asciilifeform: no errors.
asciilifeform: algo takes C cycles.
asciilifeform: period.
mircea_popescu: so then how exactly is this supposed to work.
mircea_popescu: uh.
asciilifeform: no uh.
asciilifeform: verifying a sig is not rocket surgery.
asciilifeform: and can be placed in a limit of C cycles for n-bit rsa, say.
asciilifeform: there are no magic cases.
mircea_popescu: im starting to think your understanding of practical c is comic-book based.
mircea_popescu: you at some point wrote a c program which, when compiled anywhere, resulted in the same COUNT of cpu cycles being used ?
asciilifeform: my understanding is based in this exercise having been my profession.
mircea_popescu: no fucking way dude, compiler will optimize who knows what
mircea_popescu: then processor will cache who knows where
mircea_popescu: this is from a different dimension.
BingoBoingo: In other congressional cunt snot https://archive.is/apo81
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: on embedded cpu, with cache switched off, interrupts off - quite certainly, yes, known cycle count.
mircea_popescu: even if written in straight asm, i doubt the time ceiling can be guaranteed in this manner
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform uh. so now you're married to hardware ? why even do it software then, make gossipd a chip
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: my proposal included a device for gateway 'line rate crypto', recall.
asciilifeform: but even on pc you can make a hard ceiling.
mircea_popescu: you can maybe make a hard ceiling.
mircea_popescu: anyway, a device would be neat, but i'm persuaded it won't be the first thing.
asciilifeform: cache, incidentally, is controllable at least on amd.
mircea_popescu: except the controls aren't controllable.
BingoBoingo: "The sheriff’s office said deputies and Pinckneyville police officers received a call at 9:18 a.m. Saturday for reckless driving. Nine minutes later, officers tried to stop a blue 2016 Ford Hatchback, which failed to stop, the sheriff’s office said. An officer had to pull in front of the Ford to block it to force the vehicle to stop."
BingoBoingo: ;;bc,stats
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: which is why you determine a ceiling (longest conceivable interval, assuming every single ram access is a cache miss, etc.)
asciilifeform: and calculation ~never~ returns a result prior to interval elapsing.
mircea_popescu: i must confess in all discussions of "time ceiling" i assumed clock-based cutoff not this hardcore "my asm runs in subspace" notion.
asciilifeform: clock.
asciilifeform: time := max(time it EVER took)
mircea_popescu: and if you do it in this manner, then yes, it is theoretically possible that i make your program run for longer than the specified interval
mircea_popescu: and then what do you do
asciilifeform: if this happens, interval is bumped up.
asciilifeform: if enemy can make it happen every second, programmer is a tard and ought to be fed to pigs.
mircea_popescu: for... all implementations ? like, it happened to you so now gossipd-central updates my gossipd ?
mircea_popescu: which is offline ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the ceiling is necessarily machine-specific
mircea_popescu: i thought the ceiling was the code!
asciilifeform: (e.g., i cannot know the rate at which mircea_popescu's reactor control card throws interrupts, or how many cpu core he has to handle them with, etc.)
mircea_popescu: are we convinced it's an ugly hack yet or ?
asciilifeform: the job of the algo is to perform same count of 'ideal cpu, no cache, all instr take the cycle count printed in the book' instructions per sig verif.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: running safety-critical code on pc ~is~ a hack, and there is no way fully around it except to burn the pc.
mircea_popescu: but at least it become evident from this discussion that we'll prolly bundle a performancer, ie something to benchmark key parts of the crypto lib on machines for the user's benefit.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: do you perchance have the link to the sov typewriter thread ?
asciilifeform: where they countered differential power analysis
asciilifeform: by making the machine draw same current regardless of what keys are pressed, or if any are
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2015-11-20#1327989 ? ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-11-20 01:49 asciilifeform: like soviet typewriter fp.
asciilifeform: nope
asciilifeform: that's the 'fingerprint of how it types' thread
asciilifeform: sop since 1920s
asciilifeform: i was speaking of dpa.
mircea_popescu: oh right, we had this with the german museum o' crypto
asciilifeform: aha
mircea_popescu: iirc even had pics of one
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2015-04-02#1083802 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-04-02 03:54 asciilifeform: http://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/fialka/psu/tempest.htm#circuit << tries to prevent differential power analysis
asciilifeform: THERE we go.
asciilifeform: ty mircea_popescu .
mircea_popescu: had you been spending time trying to dig this up ?
asciilifeform: this is instructive example of what i was speaking of earlier.
asciilifeform: i just wanted it plugged into this thread, and for some odd reason it did not turn up in my notes.
mircea_popescu: took me all of 2 seconds, and i thought "funny how this works, where one man's stumped another man sees not the trouble"
asciilifeform: happens rather often here, doesnit.
mircea_popescu: apparently
asciilifeform: one other point re http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529877 is that divorcing from 'a node is an ip' entirely, makes this or any variant of this attack considerably more painful. with single-packet quanta, and raptor code (i.e. it does not matter whether mircea_popescu gets all of my packets in order, but only that he gets 10% of the packets i send in next second, in SOME order) his 'node' could consist of 15 machines in 6 continent ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 16:06 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529659 << and timing attacks, of course. of all numerous kinds - suppose as a banal example that what i want to do is discern whether key X is yours or his. well, a simple solution would be to add a third i know is not involved, send the same thing to all three, and see which of the susperct two behaves like the third.
asciilifeform: s, as can mine, and traffic between them cannot be grouped into 'a conversation between x and y' by third party.
asciilifeform: because i can send raptorade split among 25 boxes, to his 15, in random order.
asciilifeform: mpex proxies are a reasonably good analogy for this.
asciilifeform: enemy's entire infrastructure has a premise baked in, that a 'conversation' is something that happens 'between ip a and b'.
asciilifeform: pound the knife in it.
asciilifeform: (this also makes for a clean transition to comms over shortwave, hijacked tv satellites, or whatever other twist the future holds where packets come with NO return address)
asciilifeform: ^ but we already, i think, did this thread.
trinque: well. current mcclim project is run by inclusive shitgnomes.
trinque parts #clim
trinque: ;;later tell gabriel_laddel good luck wringing something usable from those people; they're idiots.
asciilifeform: trinque: got any good atrocity stories ?
trinque: nothing even worth the mention. they're the types that cry for their mothers when an aggressive argument is brought.
trinque: they banned gabriel_laddel for beating on some fucknut that thought ncurses clim ought to be a thing
asciilifeform pictures a turbovision clim.
asciilifeform: i'd actually like such a thing.
asciilifeform: for dos.
asciilifeform: 80x25 motherfuckers.
trinque: anything even remotely graphical would turn into libcacaesque garble, neh?
trinque: or dropped
trinque: sounds like it turns into the web browser "supports 9999 devices and browser versions" which has never actually been a thing
asciilifeform: 'turn into' how ?
asciilifeform: via cosmic rayz ?
asciilifeform: $s разруха
a111: 6 results for "разруха", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B7%D1%80%D1%83%D1%85%D0%B0
asciilifeform: ^ see also.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform no argument re no-ip-and-raptor scheme. the deeper point for me is that the advances happen so quickly and are so significant that it's yet early.
trinque: asciilifeform: I have no idea what you're talking about
trinque: clim is a graphical UI thinger; how does this map to an 80x25 character display
asciilifeform: trinque: ever use turbovision proggies (e.g., borland cpp)
asciilifeform: they had 'gui' made out of ansi chars.
trinque: that's what I said: libcaca
trinque: ansi-fier
mircea_popescu: lol wait gabriel got banned ?
trinque: aha
asciilifeform: trinque: i specifically did not mean 'ansifier', as in your caca, or the infamous 'ascii starwars', but purposeful ansi-drawing.
trinque: crossed the cultural streams!
asciilifeform: http://www.bttr-software.de/freesoft/tree86.png << y'know, like-so.
mircea_popescu: lmao that poor kid.
mircea_popescu: has anyone a spare bedroom/garage/whatever willing to rent to me for a reasoble sum and park gabriel there for a few months ?
asciilifeform: iirc he was also studying at stanford ?
asciilifeform: don't they give'em barracks to live in?
mircea_popescu: i have nfi
asciilifeform: then again if he genuinely went broke, was probably booted
trinque: maybe 2016 stanford is just this Slack you show up to
mircea_popescu: i would expect.
asciilifeform: (there are students panhandling for tuition at schools like uni of md, which doesn't cost a fifth of what stanford costs)
asciilifeform: i also saw them in chicago
asciilifeform: panhandling for art school money.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> has anyone a spare bedroom/garage/whatever willing to rent to me for a reasoble sum and park gabriel there for a few months ? << Parking him in my spider hole would be bad for my sobriety
asciilifeform: it is now, apparently, a thing.
mircea_popescu: i also saw them in every red light district
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: gurls are not real panhandlers.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: they are more like your german shepherd.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo tghere is also that. ideally a married fellow, lest we end up making more gabriel laddels.
asciilifeform: is ben_vulpes around ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform panhandlers / butthandlers dichotomy ?
asciilifeform: maybe he could fit him in his unabomber cabin.
mats: lol
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: aha.
thestringpuller: i have a motel room, but he'd have to work
thestringpuller: and be initiated into a gang...
mircea_popescu: you live in a motel ?
thestringpuller: no i have a motel on lock...for...things...
mircea_popescu: btw, if motel is motel, wtf is a ho-tel.
thestringpuller: i can't afford ho-tels on lock. i'm no conrad hilton.
asciilifeform: what's 'on lock' ?
asciilifeform: is it like lawyer 'on retainer' ?
asciilifeform: or is it empty carcass of motel, with a lock on it, and thestringpuller has the key.
thestringpuller: asciilifeform: "lawyer on retainer"
asciilifeform: thestringpuller: what is the point of such a thing ?
trinque: thestringpuller: oh hey, did you want your blog in the rss list?
thestringpuller: asciilifeform: as mircea_popescu said...ho bsns.
asciilifeform: lolk
thestringpuller: trinque: i'd be honored!
thestringpuller: asciilifeform: but not so much ho bsns, as slave bsns. motel == office. with unpaid interns. think 1980's startup.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform think of it as sewage filter. dunno if you've seen ossessione, but anyway : the street blows by all sorts, maybe some junk you'd like to hold on for a while.
mircea_popescu: typical retirement for aged 2nd tier whores. they have just enough connections to make the whole thing work.
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/06/bitcoin-in-wakanda/ << Pull Your Own Strings - Bitcoin in Wakanda
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/06/the-coinbase-implosion-timer/ << Pull Your Own Strings - The Coinbase Implosion Timer
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/06/bitcoin-wont-hardfork-any-time-soon/ << Pull Your Own Strings - Bitcoin Won’t Hardfork Any Time Soon
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/06/outer-heaven/ << Pull Your Own Strings - Outer Heaven
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/07/mass-adoption-as-a-ponzi-scheme/ << Pull Your Own Strings - Mass Adoption as a Ponzi Scheme
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/07/consumers-revolt/ << Pull Your Own Strings - Consumers Revolt
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/07/closing-the-loop/ << Pull Your Own Strings - Closing the Loop
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/07/a-steeming-bubble/ << Pull Your Own Strings - A Steeming Bubble
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/07/slockit-enables-scamming/ << Pull Your Own Strings - Slockit Enables Scamming
deedbot: http://thestringpuller.com/2016/08/metcalfes-lie/ << Pull Your Own Strings - Metcalfe’s Lie
trinque: lol, forgot about asciilifeform's requested max spew increase
mircea_popescu: lol
phf: asciilifeform: i don't know what that was, i'll have to read the log/code but probably sometime later tonight. fwiw it reconnects
phf: it's running on a new irc code, unfortunately pretty close to me going away into desert, but hopefully today tomorrow i'll have time to debug it a bit
thestringpuller: phf is going to burning man?
phf: basically it's a choice between beta level code that is likely to do something stupid, but not as likely to completely die and stable code that doesn't know how to reconnect dying on wednesday while i'm away
phf: thestringpuller: yes
mircea_popescu: you lot are gonna take slutpics etc yes ?
BingoBoingo: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/no-more-felony-stealing-charges-after-missouri-supreme-court-ruling/article_f7224f17-ff1a-53bd-9462-1235d3f636c6.html
BingoBoingo: "The court ruled that because the law that defines stealing doesn’t include the value of property stolen as an element of the offense, prosecutors couldn’t charge the woman in the case with felony stealing."
phf: hmm, there's no exceptions, bot's simply timing out. i wonder if i should put a reconnect throttle. i wouldn't be surprised if the ping is timing out, but a connection can still go through. so bot times out, then reconnects, then one ping goes through, another one times out, so bot disconnects again..
phf: or perhaps digitalocean is just shit
asciilifeform: https://thehackerblog.com/floating-domains-taking-over-20k-digitalocean-domains-via-a-lax-domain-import-system/index.html << related.
mircea_popescu: digitalocean is shit, for sure.
asciilifeform: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/dad3c494-6e89-4cd5-98a4-7d767786a855/?raw=true << in other recent lulz
asciilifeform: or 'how shitgnomes suture their wounds'
asciilifeform: didjaknow, 'gawker was about phreeeeeeedom' etc.
mircea_popescu: lol. gawker is about freedom in the sense putin is about gay sex.
asciilifeform: fleadom.
thestringpuller: asciilifeform || RAGE_FLAG_1
mircea_popescu: $key PeterL
deedbot: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/r/0ebf8203-fb4b-4f6b-886e-96d0480c9c82/
danielpbarron: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1530024 << maybe. I'm about to start up my seasonal thing, which means I move in at work, leaving empty space where I currently reside. But that's a really big maybe seeing as how it's not my place and it's a very risky thing, letting someone move in. That aside, the timeframe is perfect. I will be away for more than a few months even ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 17:25 mircea_popescu: has anyone a spare bedroom/garage/whatever willing to rent to me for a reasoble sum and park gabriel there for a few months ?
asciilifeform: covertress: lemme guess, you've got a new Veeeery Speeeshul Private Offer!11111 Just For mircea_popescu .
trinque: lel
covertress: asciilifeform: if i do, you'll be the last to know
deedbot: http://www.contravex.com/2016/08/26/dear-america-pull-up-your-pants-your-inadequacy-is-showing/ << » Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski - Dear America: Pull up your pants, your inadequacy is showing.
asciilifeform: covertress: http://trilema.com/2014/a-short-compendium-of-stupid-things-you-should-never-say << useful reference.
asciilifeform: #4 in particular.
BingoBoingo: covertress: Lots of reading to catch up on.
asciilifeform: it was written by the fella whose diesel-powered cock you were considering to encompass, covertress . i recommend reading attentively.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: lovely thing for you - http://fusion.net/story/340171/how-nextdoor-reduced-racial-profiling << possibly qntrable.
asciilifeform: New, Better hatefact filterz!
asciilifeform: 'He said Nextdoor has added “racial profiling” as a category for people who want to flag a conversation as inappropriate and that it has provided additional training on how to recognize toxic conversations about race to the volunteer “neighborhood leads” who are responsible for moderating discussions.'
asciilifeform: gold.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: That's not news. That's sponsored content.
BingoBoingo: How can a serivce have 100 kilousers when it doesn't even have two centiusers?
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: noshit.jpg. but consider, SOMEONE was audience for this crapolade !
asciilifeform: to SOMEONE, this was supposed to read as an appealing! thing.
BingoBoingo: If there were complaints though I'd expect them to actually have increased over the past two weeks as I've taken to walking around with athletic black girl to trigger fat white bitches into hopefully eating less.
pete_dushenski: BingoBoingo: that strat works about as well as lonely white kids watching blacked.com in triggering crackers to get more hung.
BingoBoingo: pete_dushenski: But this is IRL which haz moar pixels!
BingoBoingo: And also pickup truck cuntry
pete_dushenski: depends if you're wearing your spectacles or watching spectacles online
pete_dushenski: distance matters.
pete_dushenski: also, i dun need lessons in pickups! http://www.contravex.com/2016/06/24/a-trucking-good-time/
pete_dushenski: i may not have grown up in former su, but the arctic is its own kind of strange parallel universe requiring altogether mesmerising adaptations
BingoBoingo: pete_dushenski: But do you know about lol mart
pete_dushenski: speaking of which, cheers to mircea_popescu for the elliot chronicles! i loled many, many times
mircea_popescu: shinohai make it answer to !~ plox
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski aha. and only halfway yet!
pete_dushenski: wait seriously ?
pete_dushenski: that's... epic
mircea_popescu: aha.
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: best parts of series thus far, imo, are when parallels are drawns to ro of 70s/80s
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1530099 << lol alf, you got a way with teh ladies, brings out the icy in 'em! ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 22:02 covertress: asciilifeform: if i do, you'll be the last to know
asciilifeform is simply not at all fond of ninjashotguns, ain't no seeekrit
mircea_popescu: what's one to do with the other ?
pete_dushenski: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529760 << incidentally, a prenup is entirely unnecessary with the advent of bitcoin. but i guess we can forgive kanye given the age of that particular tune. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 14:30 thestringpuller: so: "Holla, "We want prenup! We want prenup!" (Yeah!)"
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: hm ? i mean the snowforts of giza and whatnot.
asciilifeform: pete_dushenski: in the anglo world, it is 'unnecessary' in the same way bleeding-as-medicine is. i.e. unless you are a lizard, judge will piss on your prenup.
mircea_popescu: there is also that.
asciilifeform: and the 'child support' thing is wholly separate from alimony and contracts have 0 effect.
asciilifeform: (ianal, but the talmudic fiction is that it is 'a right of the child')
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform technically it's quite sensible as it's deferred inheritance.
pete_dushenski: lol
mircea_popescu: us is one of those places which piss on testaments.
mircea_popescu: ie, barbaric, as per roman law.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: entirely separate thing from that also.
asciilifeform: at least on paper.
mircea_popescu: nah.
mircea_popescu: well, paper or no paper.
mircea_popescu: but virtually any half-competent estate/tax attorney will explain to you it's fucking dumb to skimp on child support.
asciilifeform: can 'half-competent' estate atty explain why billionaire owes moar of it than pauper ?
asciilifeform: the fiction is that it has something to do with what it costs to grow a kid, but the reality does not at all resemble the fiction.
asciilifeform: billionaire's sperm costs more to grow into adult, or wat.
mircea_popescu: look : the entire profession of estate lawyer is this : "you want to transfer X sugar from A to B ; with ants eating as little as possible on the way. This is how you time-attack the ants :"
pete_dushenski: greenspun, despite appearing to be happily married and fathering and what have you, is ~obsessed~ with alimony / child support / no fault divorce litigation in the states. he openly advocates that young ladies skip 'career' and instead have illegitimate children with lawyers, dentists, school principals, etc.
mircea_popescu: ie, sooner or later you will want to transfer some money to these children. do it sooner rather than later, escape some tax burden
asciilifeform: what if you do not.
asciilifeform: or wish to transfer, CONDITIONALLY
mircea_popescu: pete_dushenski greenspun is also a bitter idiot.
asciilifeform: y'know, like sane people
mircea_popescu: you still do freebie peanuts.
asciilifeform: and to kid, and not to some whore.
mircea_popescu: and no, conditionally aka main morte is not like sane people. it's like very insane people.
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> and to kid, and not to some whore. << Because of Classism.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you don't marry "some whore".
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: most collectors of child support in usa were never married.
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: windows 10 (l)user. aha.
mircea_popescu: where you got that statistic from lol
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: marriage is ~extinct in usa.
asciilifeform: esp. among the breeding class.
asciilifeform: not mega-seekrit.
mircea_popescu: whatevs. you don't associate with "some whore".
mircea_popescu: we were talking rich people, not rotinculo.
asciilifeform: 'rich people' in the usual sense do not have this problem.
asciilifeform: they can move money into inaccessible universes.
mircea_popescu: sigh.
BingoBoingo: More on that classist breeding http://www.kew.org/discover/blogs/kew-science/taming-savage-cabbage
mircea_popescu: back to the topic : if you're rich, it's probably a bad idea for fiscal reasons to skimp on child support.
pete_dushenski: i've heard of this 'blackholing money' thing. was all the rage circa 2007/8
asciilifeform: incidentally in usa, child support is not a cheque to the child's mother
asciilifeform: but to usg.
asciilifeform: who then passes on ~80% of it.
mircea_popescu: depends how you arrange it. dun have to be.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu surely knows this.
mircea_popescu: but yes, they do try to eat as much as they can of anything.
asciilifeform: if it is arranged via official channels, and is legally termed 'child support' - as in , was sued for - then it is.
asciilifeform: if it is a 'silent understanding' in, e.g., amicable divorce - then no usg vig
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform there's a whole array of settlements and structured etcs available. moreover, if you keep that money and kid inherits it, usg steals 60% not 20%
asciilifeform: but interestingly the right to invoke the usg support mechanism ~cannot be signed away~ in usa.
mircea_popescu: generally, socialist state eats out of societal disension. this is not going away.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: if you meritwash the kid and appoint him as director of the usual faux charity/corp/etc. usg gets 0.
mircea_popescu: every time you fuck over your fellow man, an usg nigger and libertard jew cackle in glee.
asciilifeform: which is what they typically do.
asciilifeform: and yes, orlov put this point in book length, when you borrow money from banks instead of your blood clan, jew cackles, and coins ring in usg coffer, etc.
asciilifeform: when you buy car from car co. instead of trading for barrel of rum from blood clan, jew cackles. etc.
asciilifeform: star topology.
mircea_popescu: aha
mircea_popescu: well, blood, wot, whatever.
mircea_popescu: but the overarching, important point is that "some whore" is by far your best ally, and sharpest instrument.
mircea_popescu: stop hating them ; start training them.
asciilifeform: if you run a sufficiently tight imperium in imperio, usg gets to bite its elbows and you can get away with pretty much anything, so long as the wall is tall enough.
asciilifeform: just ask the mormons, nyc hassids, etc.
asciilifeform: folks who do not fall into one of these clans, end up in the inca's star topology and get raped.
pete_dushenski: or less publicised wots
asciilifeform: and yes, if woman knows that your cousins hassan and ibrahim will douse her in petrol and light if she takes you to usg divorce court -- she probably won't.
asciilifeform: mega-solution for the rest of us.
pete_dushenski: what's this 'rest of us' thing ?
asciilifeform: pete_dushenski: strictly the set of folk who dun have a hassan and ibrahim.
pete_dushenski: there's no solutions for everyone - not homogeneous group!1
pete_dushenski: asciilifeform: it's arguably a historically accidental set, this.
asciilifeform: solution described works for some folks.
asciilifeform: the others - can try to copy, or make own.
pete_dushenski: perhaps like making own trojan though - need thousand years, not thousand days
asciilifeform: but to copy it you need a reasonably self-contained tribal machine for settling disputes, otherwise devolves to a contest of who can invoke usg library calls to moar effect.
asciilifeform: and eventually devolves to the usual 'star topology'.
asciilifeform: the jews of old europe understood this, and - best as i know - NEVER invoked the goyish judicial system on whatever pretext, when dispute was wholly internal
pete_dushenski: not like persians didn't try to make own hoplites, but inevitably ended up buying existing mercs because short-term it was the only practicable solution
pete_dushenski: asciilifeform: aha. no 'get' no leaving.
pete_dushenski: https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3uauu8ss8YY/V7-qnTD7JyI/AAAAAAAAnGQ/WUQ121zzWegsEQ77pLVhy_4iS2zTDThSACLcB/s640/NGFT8iIu1r4ddooUcbYeP9eWY_XCjenfVugh0sQGf38.jpg << that's one way to use an old stadium (in osaka). cost-effective at least. /me wonders about property values in the interior