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mircea_popescu: in other lulz : so us rail gauge is 1435 mm. why ? because the first us rail was built by english immigrants, who kept to the english style. but why was the english style 1435 mm ? because rail started as (horse drawn) trams, and that was the gauge they used. but why ? because when they made trams they just used the old horse carriage gauge, by reusing the same tools. but why did carriages use 1435 mm gauge ? because if they ☟︎
mircea_popescu: used anything there was a significant chance to break a wheel in the road, as all the trails were built by 1435 mm wheels. but why were they ? because when the romans originally landed, they used 1435 mm wide wheelbases, which they had originally specified because it is what two average horses asses cover. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: no such thing as a temporary spec!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this too was a 1980s txt ☟︎
mircea_popescu: yup.
mircea_popescu: the item goes on to point out that since SRBs had to go on rail which went through a tunnel, notwithstanding space shuttle engineers wanted wider boosters originally, the specs of the space shuttle was established millenia prior by the size of a horse's ass.
asciilifeform: neglects, however, to mention wider ru gauge.
mircea_popescu: well... no romans in russia.
asciilifeform: not in india either, but stuck with brittardation
mircea_popescu: like teh us.
asciilifeform: nazis iirc almost made up their minds to build 'ideal' ( iirc 3 metres even ) rail gauge, but didn't live nearly long enuff.
mircea_popescu: kinda how this works.
asciilifeform: oh speaking of which, what mains voltage in cr?
mircea_popescu: 120.
asciilifeform: any idea why?
mircea_popescu: notrly. possibly the gensets they bought back when they were building their hydro power ?
asciilifeform: afaik all of south amer is 220
mircea_popescu: this is teh carribean tho
asciilifeform: wellyes
BingoBoingo: From the mines https://i.redditmedia.com/OErCGxBHNpxGR-pSLf7UnPTrTuFOLMSLwc_9-tJnaNA.jpg?w=620&s=c800920ec2cf3364ea5eebe70365b861
deedbot: http://www.contravex.com/2017/10/09/twin-charged-elise-is-a-dreidel-on-her-private-racetrack/ << Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski - Twin-charged Elise is a Dreidel on her private racetrack.
pete_dushenski: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/M8K3v/?raw=true << jurov (cc mod6, ben_vulpes)
pete_dushenski: << newest trb infrastructure node also finally synced up this week. took better part of a month but "shadchan" is now online and eager to serve. ☟︎
BingoBoingo: Congrats pete_dushenski
BingoBoingo: Also congrats on your new joint venture
pete_dushenski: merci merci
mircea_popescu: and in other medicaids, http://78.media.tumblr.com/a8cdbe2386588041da83a84cff0bba71/tumblr_nq45q5bfes1rzx2hho4_1280.jpg
jurov: pete_dushenski: tyvm!
mircea_popescu: !!withdraw 0.00835605 1LEN3nuapQ1UBbxTvRZrsTMjUrJ1BU6RGR
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/aC964/?raw=true
mircea_popescu: !!withdraw 0.01051304 1PYXbgjhSinKLHZKc3PdVpUNBsuitowLPk
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/QXdU2/?raw=true
mircea_popescu: !!up asciilifeform_
deedbot: asciilifeform_ voiced for 30 minutes.
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-10#1723586 << 1980s txt? ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-10-10 01:48 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this too was a 1980s txt
asciilifeform: -SaslServ- asciilifeform_!~asciilife@unaffiliated/asciilifeform has just authenticated as you (asciilifeform) << ahahahahaha
asciilifeform: wat.
asciilifeform: ^ not asciilifeform's box.
mod6: o.O
mod6: pete_dushenski: re qntra shares, thx!
mod6: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/M8K3v/?raw=true << I'll add this to the list.
mod6: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-10#1723605 << this. whoops. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-10-10 05:23 pete_dushenski: << newest trb infrastructure node also finally synced up this week. took better part of a month but "shadchan" is now online and eager to serve.
mircea_popescu: phf you know, bbs matter
asciilifeform brb
mircea_popescu: and in other winter prep, http://78.media.tumblr.com/50ff399180bedefa5d9a7bdf14dd8520/tumblr_midkqdqdif1r7w8xxo1_500.jpg
asciilifeform: !!deed http://www.loper-os.org/pub/cherry_pop.txt
asciilifeform: hey trinque -- deedbot b0rk3d ?
asciilifeform brb
mircea_popescu: so in other lulz, i'm buying some 10k+ karma reddit accounts ; who wants some for future republican lulz ? shinohai ? BingoBoingo ? ☟︎
trinque: asciilifeform: ate it, just said nothing; I'll look at why when I get a sec.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform employed i can see ; doing business ? people are allowed to hire whores.
mircea_popescu: also leaving out the "we will route your emails through outlook.com just in case nsa wants to not explain how it took a peek" lulz seems inappropriate.
asciilifeform: holy shit
asciilifeform: dulap is up
asciilifeform: that was what logged it...
mircea_popescu: ahahaha
mircea_popescu: and the grand utility of sasl logins grows ever more evident.
asciilifeform: they... plugged it back in.
trinque: new disks? haw
mircea_popescu: lmao
asciilifeform: dafuq am i to do with that box nao
asciilifeform: theoretically anything at all can be expected from it, e.g. you place shop order and next minute it's gone
mircea_popescu: well, at least don't point phuctor.com to it.
mircea_popescu: what can you do, this happens all the time on the interwebs, scammer copies site.
asciilifeform: y'mean *.nosuchlabs.com
mircea_popescu: it's why we need usg to protect us!!!1
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform aha.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: wanna rerout to your www ? gimme an ip
mircea_popescu: mine might be a little confusing, but sure, can use
asciilifeform: aite, worx
asciilifeform: lulzily phuctor per se seems unmolested.
asciilifeform: entirely possible that they plugged it in, and outlookdotcoming like madmen to ask mircea_popescu why not paid tab
mircea_popescu: maybe someone should make a post about why cherry servers is a piece of shit.
mircea_popescu: so they can you know, change name yet again and so on.
asciilifeform: oh lol what was it before
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform was balticservers back when i got dulap originally.
asciilifeform set dns to .
mircea_popescu: then switched to uab/cherry servers
asciilifeform: anyidea why switcheroo..?
mircea_popescu: i thought just usual "Branding" idiocy at the time. but a novel theory just presented itself.
asciilifeform: somehow this is even moar wtf than if the box simply walked away
asciilifeform: why put it back.
shinohai: tfw it takes a 10-person team to generate a 4 line text file http://archive.is/o5V5R
asciilifeform: waat
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/friday-night-or-las-moiras-revisited/ << Trilema - Friday night, or Las Moiras revisited.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/the-sexy-problem-formalized/ << Trilema - The sexy problem, formalized
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/ballad/ << Trilema - Ballad...
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/republican-flight-manual/ << Trilema - Republican Flight Manual
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-road/ << Trilema - Why did the chicken cross the road ?
mod6: that the rss feed?
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: lulz venues always appreciated
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo kk.
mircea_popescu: in other funbagz, http://78.media.tumblr.com/18e62b1a7222627c536ab14ff01e5d4a/tumblr_ouh1a7uHMw1sidmvao1_1280.jpg
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> why put it back. << For the imagined value of pretending "We were going above and beyond for valued customer"
asciilifeform: 'customer' is somebody who subscribes.
BingoBoingo: But who is customer really?
mircea_popescu: heh
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 4819.0, vol: 13475.51876157 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 4872.0, vol: 53451.481829 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 4282.8318, vol: 0 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 4830.6, vol: 6075.64187789 | Volume-weighted last average: 4858.77124505
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-10#1723633 << i already, um, got one of those. what's it good for, mircea_popescu ? ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-10-10 15:39 mircea_popescu: so in other lulz, i'm buying some 10k+ karma reddit accounts ; who wants some for future republican lulz ? shinohai ? BingoBoingo ?
mircea_popescu: i have nfi.
asciilifeform: me neither!
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo has a history of poking fun at the tards, so he's more than welcome.
shinohai: They may come in handy for the useful art of trolling one day!
BingoBoingo: Eh, really they just let you throw Xylene on the dumpster fire
asciilifeform: personally i'd rather troll the ants in my yard with magnifying loupe
mircea_popescu: which reminds me... brb
BingoBoingo: It's more fun when you splash anthill with Xylene first
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: speaking of which, gotta wonder why mr.100kusdwiretopinoy hero didn't use the magic of fossil fuel
asciilifeform: ( either simply full petrol truck, or fancier, with pressure washer )
mircea_popescu got a two inch wasp mounted as part of permanent wax museum yest. 5 mm worth of stinger, this bitch had, and the weirdest antennae.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform fuel-air bombs still the #1 bomb.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: not even need anything so fancy as explosive disperse
asciilifeform: hose suffices.
trinque: !!deed http://www.loper-os.org/pub/cherry_pop.txt
asciilifeform: 'death ain't instructive, mutilation is instructive' (tm)(r) al 'uncle al' schwarz
asciilifeform: don't bother, trinque , i'ma have to amend the thing later anyway
asciilifeform: as mircea_popescu pointed out, and who knows what else, story apparently not quite over
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Likely it's a cultural thing. His mind had been colonized by Hollywood harm reduction propaganda
trinque: k
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: can't wait for 'pressurewashercontrol!111' advocates.
asciilifeform: 'ban high capacity petrol tanks!'
asciilifeform: typical petrol truck in usa holds 30-35,000 litres.
asciilifeform: !~calc 30e3 * 34.2e6
jhvh1: asciilifeform: 30e3 * 34.2e6 = 1026000000000
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in boys will be girls... http://78.media.tumblr.com/25bcbef85d264c50dffef4b04866ee4a/tumblr_o41wnmpCse1uera2no2_1280.jpg
asciilifeform: lol i thought we'd get the wasp mircea_popescu
asciilifeform: can haz wasp ?
mircea_popescu: aite ima order it shot.
asciilifeform pictures wasp grimly led to the firing squad
asciilifeform: smoking very small cig etc
asciilifeform: upstack -- interestingly, qntra still dead
asciilifeform: ( or did BingoBoingo re-dns it ? )
shinohai: The latest in flotation devices: http://btcinfo.sdf.org/uploads/flotation.jpg
asciilifeform: lol elephantiasis?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform http://trilema.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/wasp-shot.jpg
asciilifeform: ooh neato
mircea_popescu: those antennae are the wow of all time.
asciilifeform: straight out of http://btcbase.org/log/2017-07-20#1687064 film ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-07-20 01:13 asciilifeform: re space wasps << mircea_popescu: ever see 'Les Maîtres du temps' (animated) ?
mircea_popescu: guess so huh
mircea_popescu: biodiversidad, i tell you. the shit they got here...
mircea_popescu: there's these hydrocephalic ants, i kid you not, peasized heads atop tiny ant bodies
asciilifeform: we have a different wasp here, no more than half of this size, but one time i personally witnesses the seemingly impossible -- it rose up after stomped on with boot, and flew as if nothing happened
mircea_popescu: oya. if it's muddy or anything it'll survive
mircea_popescu: this one actually got killed by 98% alcohol flood. book couldn't crush it.
asciilifeform: quite impressive -- it is as if man survived garbage truck rolling over him
mircea_popescu: quite.
mircea_popescu: but then again, "horse will splash"
asciilifeform: aha.
BingoBoingo: In other zionists https://archive.is/Ly3SK
shinohai: What's your secret? PANTSUIT POWER!!!! http://archive.is/0OB1E
mircea_popescu: !!invoice danielpbarron 0.0375 http://logs.minigame.bz/2017-10-10.log.html#t19:54:45
lobbesbot: Logged on 2017-10-10 19:54:45: <danielpbarron> what's the procedure for that? you create invoice and i respond?
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/Mfhbr/?raw=true
BingoBoingo: So, California wine country is burning and I am disappoint that no one is making a connection between that and antifa terrorism against the percieved white bourgeoisie "exploiting" brown labor
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: it dun burn regularly ?
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: California regularly burns, but a good percent of the time homo sapien malefactor is fingered as acute reason for the when and how of burning
asciilifeform: this is exactly the winblowz thing tho
asciilifeform: without usg stacking the kindling -- no fire.
asciilifeform: dun matter who throws cig where.
BingoBoingo: Yes, US left coast 1 conventions are like dust. Gets everywhere.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo super terrific happy hour!
BingoBoingo: lol
BingoBoingo: For definitions of happy hour that involve coffee rather than more traditional happy hour beverages
mircea_popescu: aha
BingoBoingo: Doing it that way is super for the effort
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/totally-not-flooding-sir/ << Trilema - Totally not flooding, sir
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/totally-not-flooding-sir/ << Trilema - Totally not flooding, sir
BingoBoingo: In other "why was this a suprise": The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) has a large footprint in the Azn telecom market
trinque: huh, dupes?
mircea_popescu: trinque i very much dun think so. not in the feed atm, and never saw such before.
trinque: nah on the bot's end
trinque: feeds module is a pyturd and it's having a hell of a time on the new server for yet mysterious reasons.
trinque: thing just needs ripped out. all the stuff wrote in own lisp code sat down on the new box without a peep.
deedbot: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-10#1723611 << http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/aCX39/?raw=true
trinque: mircea_popescu: ^
mircea_popescu: to bring coal to the forest fire : any way you can think of to make micropayments instant ?
mircea_popescu: most processors want to see a txn within 15 mins, and most users have no idea they can set that interval to more sane values.\
trinque: other party just needs to have an account.
trinque: if doing it on chain, we're doing the hot wallet thing and I'm sitting around waiting to lose coin
trinque: I don't ever let keys touch an internet connected box
mircea_popescu: suppose i'm buying 30 bux worth of dildos online. me : "do you take btc ?" "sure". turns out it's via mycelium/bitpay/coinbase, and the above applies.
mircea_popescu: i gotta then "hey, i paid, it was not credited, here's the details" bla bla.
trinque: trb wallet is a piece of shit. I have yet to build a full replacement, and that's going to take a while.
mircea_popescu: alrighty.
trinque: now, I do have subscriptions planned for the bot.
mircea_popescu: i like that you merge txn into one, btw.
trinque: both to offer subscriptions myself and other registered folks.
trinque: yeah, might as well save fee
trinque: could see "hosted trb node with levers attached to bot" as a subscribable service.
trinque: just gonna take some dev.
mircea_popescu: there's a humongo market here.
mircea_popescu: but exactly as you say. first, gotta do.
BingoBoingo: trinque: Are your offering super, mega, ultra, or cheapest effort?
trinque: define pls
BingoBoingo: working on decoding that myself, found said adjectives attached to effort in the wilds
trinque built first an armored vault.
trinque: neither network nor hateful USB thieves touch it. human operator enters txn details; txn leave signed via qr code.
mircea_popescu: this is well.
mircea_popescu: trinque we're just poking fun at hong-kong style english names. super-extra-effort-pizzeria
trinque: no reason there can't also be amenities aside the vault.
trinque: lol, oh. had my srsbsns switch flipped.
mircea_popescu: he's been digging through dc marketz.
mircea_popescu: no srs bzns possibru
asciilifeform so far grunting fruitlessly through dc hunt
asciilifeform: gotta be the most frustrating item i've yet attempted here. like climbing a vertical glass wall greased with vaseline.
mircea_popescu: at least no small tentacles angled upwards.
BingoBoingo: In disqualified entries http://www.gerrys.net/
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i have enough disqualifieds i can eat them with my arse
mircea_popescu: that... didn't come out right.
trinque snorts
asciilifeform: xоть жопой ешь in the orig
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Well, Gerrys by the grace of Allah advertises its... US General Services Administration approval...
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: that's nuffin, i got one that claimed to be 'the only dc accredited to maximal nsa level' or somesuch
asciilifeform: 'assurance level 6' or what was it.
BingoBoingo: But did they do it by the grace of Allah?
asciilifeform: nfi, the grace of marx & engels for all iknow.
asciilifeform: !!up ccmtacks
deedbot: ccmtacks voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: what's a ccmtacks ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform some kid.
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 4771.03, vol: 11240.26276269 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 4790.2, vol: 40972.92919445 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 4282.8318, vol: 0 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 4790.2, vol: 5483.59331143 | Volume-weighted last average: 4786.46537534
mircea_popescu: is this crashing yet ?
BingoBoingo: Withing crashing margin of error for super effort
mircea_popescu: supperfart.
shinohai: I glanced at my screen and read "cumtacks"
asciilifeform: !!up fromloper
deedbot: fromloper voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: mega-endurance champ
asciilifeform: california .
mircea_popescu: iirc that's how these go.
ccmtacks: !!register http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/re98E/?raw=true
deedbot: A213A38BE8660D713C0A69B3B9EB9E5F4DE45E7A registered as ccmtacks.
asciilifeform: !!rate ccmtacks 1 new blood
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/SXtpB/?raw=true
asciilifeform: !!v 0ECFB3CA7D420EBA00FBBCB5C2B91D01F28213936B5BD1F305CD34171B55D88A
deedbot: asciilifeform rated ccmtacks 1 << new blood
asciilifeform: ccmtacks: you should be able to !!up yerself nao