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mod6: evenin'
mod6: <+asciilifeform> lol i have the 'extreme' one going as we speak, << these are awesome!
mod6: <+asciilifeform> in other lulz, a parcel asciilifeform sent to the wrong continent -- came back! << haha
ben_vulpes: little known fact, mayer allan brenner still hosts (but does not link to!) his books at http://www.mayerbrenner.com/download/
ben_vulpes: mayer allan brenner *
ben_vulpes: mayer alan brenner *
mod6: how goes ben_vulpes ?
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 2523.08, vol: 11187.71991472 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 2458.005, vol: 5120.95816 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 2443.7, vol: 12542.811038 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 2596.303332, vol: 11385.36070000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 2529.508, vol: 6111.40667579 | Volume-weighted last average: 2513.24281176
mircea_popescu: whossat ?
ben_vulpes: mod6: well enough, although http://btcbase.org/log/2017-06-03#1665134 is haunting my every step ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-06-03 02:33 asciilifeform: you can only get ~actual~ linux today if you make it with own hands. and it takes about a month to go from 0 to a usable box.
ben_vulpes: most recent caltrop was that something in the xorg-drivers tower of chairs wants a 5-series gcc
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: eighties/nineties pulp series; did a take on magic driven by a sugar->'power' conversion in the mitochondria; arc revolves around a few rebels who piece it together and tilt at toppling the gods; rereading to see if the genre spoof held up at all
mod6: <+ben_vulpes> mod6: well enough, although http://btcbase.org/log/2017-06-03#1665134 is haunting my every step << yeah. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-06-03 02:33 asciilifeform: you can only get ~actual~ linux today if you make it with own hands. and it takes about a month to go from 0 to a usable box.
mod6: in fact, the gcc5 thing is driving me nuts too; i've got a new notebook to replace the one with the bad 'o' key (you might remember from c3) and getting everything setup is like hair-pulling.
mod6: anyway, gl! maybe i'll get mine to work too. :]
asciilifeform: mod6: much easier to get new kbd for it
mod6: this is true. it works ~fine~ otherwise. just getting a bit old.
asciilifeform: lolwat
asciilifeform: what means 'getting old' in this context
asciilifeform: kbd worn? replace. fan clogged with shit? clean it
asciilifeform: the one maybe-tricky bit is lcd : my x60 lcd is showing spots of rot
asciilifeform: may be time to get a new panel, while they're gettable.
mod6: haha. yah, keyboard needs replacing, and, should replace the hdd at some point. other than that, works good.
mod6: i typically try to just "get a new one" every five years or so, and retire the old one.
asciilifeform: put TB ssd in
jurov bought several 2/3TB hdds off ebay last year, all going fine
BingoBoingo: Hit the heatsinks with carb cleaner, etc
jurov: bought one new 256G SSD, it died after 40G LBAs_written
jurov: (was replaced without prob)
jurov: oops, 40T LBAs_written
danielpbarron: ben_vulpes, i ran into some trouble with X and gcc and here are some portage use/mask files that i think got it working http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/Ahc2R/?raw=true
asciilifeform: jurov: who made the shit ssd ?
asciilifeform: or was this same as in prev thread re subj
jurov: yes that one, "patriot spark"
asciilifeform: aah
asciilifeform: jurov: i've had pretty good results with samsung
asciilifeform: ( 0 duds )
asciilifeform: a quality hdd is not a substitute for backups , however.
asciilifeform: nor for raid5-with-hotspare
asciilifeform: in other lulz : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhzWjx6OPjo
asciilifeform: ^ ww2-style dive bombing in philippine war ☟︎
asciilifeform: june 1
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-06-04#1665928 << i find it somewhat amusing that just as soon as independent ruler sends da's to investigate usg corruption, isis discovers it really can't live w/o philippines ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-06-04 16:36 asciilifeform: ^ ww2-style dive bombing in philippine war
mircea_popescu: goes with the sudden drop in "terrorist" attacks in france once macron was "elected".
mircea_popescu: what will dem crazy terrorists think of next!
asciilifeform: germany, iirc, next.
mircea_popescu: afaik germany took no "fuck you, socialist international" referendum recently.
asciilifeform: tru
asciilifeform: but for election.
mircea_popescu: ah, you figure merkel loses ? seems unlikely, germans are dumb.
asciilifeform: not loses, no.
asciilifeform: but helped along with a few reminder-snackbars.
mircea_popescu: such a ridiculous position of these muppets. so, on one hand, they;'re utterly dependent on bullshit parascientific nonsense to continue financing themselves -- "global warming", "latest socio-behavioural studies" bla bla nonsense. leaving aside just how untenable it is, they're stuck parasitizing "developed democracies", ie the poorest, most desperate shitholes ever. and THEN they're stuck fighting the culture war. somehow a
mircea_popescu: bunch of old women are supposed to manage to misrepresent their trite idiocies as hip and "universal consensus", though the unlikely venue of marking reddit user groups as spam and deleting shit people said on twitter. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: and all this for the tenuous control of a sinking ship, not like there's going to be a "europe" by the time the chinese are done "developing its infrastructure"
mircea_popescu: you couldn't make up a worse party if you deliberately tried, as a livresque exercise. i can scarcely imagine there's anyone anywhere idiotic enough to allign himself with this shit as some sort of will-to-power thing.
asciilifeform: veeery short-term thinking, is what they run on, as i understand.
mircea_popescu: i mean sure, it worked for obama. but all the white/jew boys of the curtis yarvin description, i dunno what school you gotta go to in order to come out quite that fucking cluleless. it's not even dumb, it's like anti-smart.
asciilifeform: last night asciilifeform was wandering in washington, overhearing the usual 'my internship!' idiot chatter
asciilifeform: swarms of 'pantsuit', and they want for nothing
asciilifeform: the maggots will eat very, very well, until corpse runs out.
mircea_popescu: "oh look at me mom, i picked the corsican tribe in un prophete! we'll so totally end up fucked in the ass!"
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform o really ? what do they eat ? where do they sleep ?
mircea_popescu: you keep making these utterly anti-reality pronouncements. did you follow them up to see, concretely, how "well" they eat at denny's ?
asciilifeform: they eat 100 $ /plate, sleep in posh georgetown townhousen
asciilifeform: some of the chix even dress to mircea_popescuine spec
mircea_popescu: eh get out.
mircea_popescu: obama's share of the loot was
mircea_popescu: !~calc 8.5 * 10**6 / 2513.24281176
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: 8.5 * 10**6 / 2513.24281176 = 3382.084675713259
asciilifeform: if mircea_popescu wants photodocumentary, i could possibly even make one. though phf is better qualified, he goes deeper into subj iirc
mircea_popescu: 3k btc. and that's fucking obama, he went in in the 70s, when it was actually a good time to go into socialism.
asciilifeform: what's the logic to conclude that the 8.5m house was 100% of his loot
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform phf will not support your insanity. the last time any of those interns had a $100 plate, it was hash brownies.
asciilifeform: for all i know -- it was 1%
mircea_popescu: for all you know, it was 5000%.
mircea_popescu: ie, he has a mortgage. just like the rich what's her name journa-ho that turned out to live in conditions you yourself would not consider.
asciilifeform: which one was this
mircea_popescu: eh, the one that "discovered" who "Satoashi really was" bla bla.
mircea_popescu: got totally stomped. much to her disbelieving surprise, bitch thought there's a gamergate everywhere, and somehow items just like her isn't what pikes are decorated with.
mircea_popescu: anyway. in the current winds, going pantsuit is a slightly worse career choice than starting a sideline in petty theft.
mircea_popescu: maybe i should have shittington plastered in that huh.
asciilifeform: speaking of, every other light pole now has propaganda re 'putler' etc
mircea_popescu: i bet lel.
mircea_popescu: remember http://trilema.com/2016/pisi-dot-ar-y-otras-temas/ ? endgame of the whole "raising awareness" bs.
asciilifeform: ^ over here you have to go as far from 'throne' as, e.g., uni. of md, to see these.
mircea_popescu: reaslly ? now THAT i'd like to see photodocumented
mircea_popescu: kinda curious re paper/paint variance among the socialistard tribes.
asciilifeform: iirc i posted a bunch of these, in 2014ish
mircea_popescu: did you ?
asciilifeform: the 'occupy' people (~same) also
asciilifeform: they were largely a snoar
mircea_popescu: i recall the occupy thing, but very unimpressive paperworks.
asciilifeform: i still have a few dozen GB of film lying around
mircea_popescu: yeah film notrly teh best of mediums for these.
mod6: i typically try to just "get a new one" every five years or so, and retire the old one.
mircea_popescu: is this re girlfriends ?
mod6: oh whoops. that was an error.
mod6: somehow hit up and enter when I shouldn't have. sorry.
mod6: it was re: the laptop. remember that one I had with the bad 'o' key?
mod6: finally gonna retire it.
mod6: <+asciilifeform> last night asciilifeform was wandering in washington, overhearing the usual 'my internship!' idiot chatter << do you ever troll 'em and ask where you can apply?
mircea_popescu: generally you apply at their renfaire / demonstration things.
asciilifeform: typically you gotta get recommended through komsomol or whatever they call theirs
asciilifeform: i.e. 'university' cocksuck circuit.
mircea_popescu: nah, that's the loser track.
mircea_popescu: works if you're trying to be a party favour until you hit age 30 ; and pretty much female only anyway.
mircea_popescu: (it's the method that produced eg http://btcbase.org/log/2015-02-05#1007152 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-02-05 01:38 decimation: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/jill-kelley-e-mails-depict-a-striving-tampa-socialite-and-a-smitten-military-brass/2015/02/03/ef8cb06c-a800-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html?hpid=z2 << apparently being a bigshot usg general means you get to handpick 'honorary ambassadors' to serve you meals
jurov: http://electronconf.com/ "We published a list of speakers that does not reflect the standards to which we hold ourselves. We will be postponing this event until we can deliver a more diverse slate of speakers."
mircea_popescu: and, as a fine example of what being a dumbass cuckold actuaslly is like in practice, i bet you none of the people who were published as speakers will lifetime shitlist anyone who was involved in organising the shitshow.
mircea_popescu: because somehow passive-aggressive bullshit like that is "socially acceptable" in cuck society.
asciilifeform: sane folx wouldn't be caught dead signing up for that thing to begin with
asciilifeform: you won't find asciilifeform on speaker list for 'shithub conf' etc
trinque: https://www.buzzfeed.com/blakemontgomery/portland-protests?utm_term=.vmxmV5mdG#.gvkpO2pve << ey ben_vulpes, sounds like this amounts to the mega-christian bumpkin kids vs leftist whiners ?
trinque: they should sell tickets to that fight
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yes but their pretense is that they're ~somehow~ still people.
mod6 remembers the picnic-ers of the first battle of manassas
trinque: I don't think the antifa types can afford guns
mircea_popescu: well for one thing you gotta be non-felon to get one neh ? whereas pot...
trinque: aha, whereas these adventists and other christian fundamentalists, no record, many guns. also command structure.
trinque: I always get too optimistic when these things happen.
mod6: just sayin, if you're not in the fight, "get the fuck off the X"
mircea_popescu: not even the command structure is the thing. an ideology which insistently points out to the rank and file that they ain't got no say. it's not up to them. they don't make decisions. are not in control. it's not up to them. etc.
trinque: I did some work on a warehouse management program for a farm products distributor up there.
trinque: guy who ran it had total authority over the folks who worked for him
trinque: whole thing was run under this particular christian sect of his
mircea_popescu: lol taylor-made for the purpose ?
trinque: so, there are folks up there that have loyal foot soldiers, guns, etc. the guy even spoke candidly with me about post-collapse plans
mircea_popescu: seems ~only workable approach.
trinque bbl
ben_vulpes: trinque: don't getcher hopes up
ben_vulpes: there's a tiny slice of the left that has any stomach for violence in the first place.
ben_vulpes: not that the vaste horde of shellshocked are interested in going anywhere near downtown portland, i don't think anyone is these days.