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deedbot: http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/2017/11/05/tbi-october-2017-report/ << Bingo Blog - TBI October 2017 Report
BingoBoingo: !!deed http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/HIMhe/?raw=true
deedbot: accepted: 1
mircea_popescu: and in other presentation suggestions, homemade pate on homemade bread with chilera de jalapenos and/or pickles. followed by a nice cigar with a rum.
hanbot: hey nice report BingoBoingo. what sorta percentage of the 56 dcs contacted wrote back at all, for the curious?
BingoBoingo: hanbot At first 1/8, lately ~60%
BingoBoingo: Peru's a no go. Only independent "datacenters" advertising as such there aren't in the colo business. They are in the Pinoy spam for Espanol speakers business
BingoBoingo: Tomorrow cold calling Uruguay, then Colombia
hanbot: aha. sixty's pretty shitty, but relative to other service industries not so bad...
hanbot: well, service services, what industry, heh.
mircea_popescu: whjat happened to teh brazil prospect ? sounded reasonable enough ?
BingoBoingo: It's still there, but they timeline to make a business there is months out so I am still slutting it up and looking for faster sexier prospects where something might be able to turn on by Thanksgiving
BingoBoingo: The cost of doing anything in Brazil without already being established in a Mercosur jurisdiction also keeps adding up.
BingoBoingo: Still trying to move forward on Brazil, but gotta keep the parallelism up in the search lest locking issues screw the whole thing until next year.
asciilifeform prepares for... second expedition
BingoBoingo: In further digging looking at public undersea cable maps, Montevideo is apparently a popular destination for "disaster recovery" infrastructure.
BingoBoingo: Colombia also has substantial cable coming in from across the Caribean and through the Isthmus
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Good luck, may your Rotaku lang write head grow strong
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo srsly, takes months to reg a corp in brazil ?!
mircea_popescu: how about panama or w/e ?
mircea_popescu: and yes montevideo is reasonably strong
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: One month to reg corp in Brazil, more to bring corp online once corp'd
mircea_popescu: in juristidctions where that is the case, saner lawyers have pre-regd corps ready to be sold.
BingoBoingo: Panama also getting second deeper comb. First pass on Panama showed a lot of equinix
mircea_popescu: maybe should ask for that ?
BingoBoingo: Hopefully that is the route fellipelali's contacts will lead, but substantial due diligence required. A lot of pre-regd corps in Brazil are loaded with debt.
mircea_popescu: yeah.
mircea_popescu: that is a salient point.
BingoBoingo: Most on the market are failed gringo lifestyle projects
mircea_popescu: get the specific item, corp reg for sale by lawyer with no activity.
BingoBoingo still has lawyer to offer. Lawyer response rate has been dismal.
mircea_popescu: in other fittings, http://78.media.tumblr.com/262c393815c82efa09bd08f100115736/tumblr_nizwrnX0tH1rdgf8do1_500.gif
BingoBoingo: However plenty of "business hosts" servicing people who want long term re-entry visa to Brazil
mircea_popescu: the economy is so fucking dead...
BingoBoingo: Well yeah. Buncha people with paper frantically trying to keep the pretense of the paper's promises going. Who needs Vandals and Goths when you have baby boomers.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/paolo-il-caldo/ << Trilema - Paolo il caldo
BingoBoingo: Brazil also has lingering liability in uncertain import duties for servers and networking equipment. Being the biggest, supposedly most togetherest on their continent has apparently fucked their heads.
BingoBoingo: Yes, Brazilian DC very hungry for business. The why of their hunger is a portion of the reason I have been getting practice patching drywall these past two weeks.
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 7239.79, vol: 9684.51943163 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 7223.1, vol: 49426.52077825 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 7226.3, vol: 2925.8141158 | Volume-weighted last average: 7225.85638145
deedbot: http://deedbot.org/bundle-493262.txt
BingoBoingo: !~bcstats
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Current Blocks: 493279 | Current Difficulty: 1.452839779145E12 | Next Difficulty At Block: 493919 | Next Difficulty In: 640 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 4 days, 11 hours, 4 minutes, and 39 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None
deedbot: http://www.contravex.com/2017/11/05/iqaluit-nunavut-an-isolated-colonial-outpost-of-a-somewhat-less-isolated-colonial-outpost-of-the-pockmarked-empire/ << Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski - Iqaluit, Nunavut: An isolated colonial outpost of a somewhat less isolated colonial outpost of the pockmarked Empire.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo item is markedly better in that it contains factual details ; still not great in that the details there present are disorganised, not evidently sorted into a complete tree with branches clipped by an obvious importance criteria and so on.
mircea_popescu: definitely acceptable for first month anyway, i'd say.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/simple-method-to-moisturize-the-female/ << Trilema - Simple method to moisturize the female
mircea_popescu: !!up RagnarDanneskjol
deedbot: RagnarDanneskjol voiced for 30 minutes.
RagnarDanneskjol: I can still voice no prob. thank
mircea_popescu: cool.
shinohai: gm mircea_popescu
mircea_popescu: hola
shinohai: Espero k tengas un dia muy bestial! =^.^=
RagnarDanneskjol: I am totally with you on "where is it written" Fuckin A, these Cali chicks always trying to prove something in the sac. I'm having the same conversation all the time - 'where is it written that you have to grind my dick off like a jackhammer before you even start to get wet?
mircea_popescu: o.O
mircea_popescu: i can't say i've had the experience. but... sounds like they're trying to overperform to impress ? not a bad trait it itself.
RagnarDanneskjol: Could have worse problems, yes
shinohai: I shall have to purchase a pin meter and hire the services of 10-20 women to test this hypothesis .....
RagnarDanneskjol: heh
RagnarDanneskjol: MP - I tried to follow the 'girl worker at a desk in Beijing' conversation, but not quite clear on the requirement there - anything I can do to help? I know lots of ppl in BJ and will be there for work next week.
mircea_popescu: well, we're looking to hire a local. ☟︎
RagnarDanneskjol: got that much
RagnarDanneskjol: he or she needs to be able to take calls in Chinese , English and be able to do what else approximately?
mircea_popescu: spend the usual 200 hours/week connected to irc and doing whatever clerical tasks provided. must be native chinese speaker with a reasonable command of english, she's not expected to take calls or anything in it. ☟︎
RagnarDanneskjol: ah ok, will send anyone i find that seems competent. Preference is located in BJ or surrounding areas for some reason?
mircea_popescu: not specifically. can reside wherever, but not much interest in country girl chained-to-the-land mentalities.
RagnarDanneskjol: ok
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform BingoBoingo http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/L2mNM/?raw=true
asciilifeform: !~later tell phf do you know this https://archive.org/details/bitsavers_metheusSch_74035988 d00d ?
jhvh1: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: !~later tell phf http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/metheus/ << moar, apparently.
jhvh1: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: or hm, possibly nm, not directly bolix, some ancient prototype on pdp...
shinohai: Don't insult teh Fuhrer http://archive.is/Oathw
asciilifeform: https://archive.is/ZuzvO << from same rag, 'They accused him of “structuring” — depositing money in increments of less than $10,000' ☟︎
mircea_popescu: "not breaking the law is a crime!"
asciilifeform: the '10,000' thing also has an element of 'torbrowserism' -- to spread the notion, among the simple, that 'it has to be >10k to be seen'
asciilifeform: and on top is this, there is ~state~ level copy of same apparatus. e.g. in asciilifeform's local moneychangery, there is a placard, hanging in plain sight , re 'to cachiers: you MUST report all tx of 2k or larger, even if customer was regular for decades, by order of maryland something-or-other commission'
ben_vulpes: unrelatedly, read "incremental approach to compiler construction" recently; reads like a "make you a scheme for great good" for von neumann fans
shinohai: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-06#1733204 Got you a native packed and ready to go: http://btcinfo.sdf.org/uploads/chinagirl.webm ☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2017-11-06 12:55 mircea_popescu: well, we're looking to hire a local.
mircea_popescu: shinohai mmm
mircea_popescu: teh girls agree - that shit's scary.
asciilifeform: i had nfi there were ( what appears to be ) off-the-shelf man-sized vacuum bag
mircea_popescu: that, evidently. side of beef egc.
asciilifeform: this one clearly built as reusable item -- nipple valve
shinohai: You can buy the pansy-ass modified ones with breathing tubes @ local sex shop.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> definitely acceptable for first month anyway, i'd say. << The second month will be more organized in the course of going along
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in vintage zoologies, http://www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/sound/main.html
asciilifeform: !!up TomServo
deedbot: TomServo voiced for 30 minutes.
TomServo: Ahoy
asciilifeform: heya
asciilifeform: where've you been , TomServo
TomServo: Sweltering in the desert heat of another Gentoo quest.
asciilifeform: hm>
asciilifeform: ?
TomServo: Ah, bit more than I can chew, trying to fashion your crapolade masks into a workable Gentoo laptop.
asciilifeform: any particular headaches ?
TomServo: Being rid of systemd isn't so hard.. but dbus is quite a bitch.
trinque: soon as you want a chromium browser you're gonna get it
ben_vulpes: ^
asciilifeform: iirc somebody had a defang patch for it
asciilifeform: but i never tried
trinque: ah neat
asciilifeform: may be in the logs.
BingoBoingo: !!up TomServo
deedbot: TomServo voiced for 30 minutes.
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 7080.0, vol: 16214.32986376 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 7085.3, vol: 62756.33259272 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 7128.5, vol: 4443.54729466 | Volume-weighted last average: 7086.57106994
davout: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-06#1733218 <<< "The IRS wouldn’t comment on Kwon’s specific case, but a spokesman noted that he pleaded guilty to the structuring charge." ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-11-06 16:21 asciilifeform: https://archive.is/ZuzvO << from same rag, 'They accused him of “structuring” — depositing money in increments of less than $10,000'
ben_vulpes: lookie, usg agents teaching the world that depositing into their banks is a fucking terrible deal
ben_vulpes: a zillionth of a percent in interest if we don't sieze everything on a whim
asciilifeform: interest-bearing konsoomer accts are mostly a nostalgic memory in natoschwitz.
mircea_popescu: "but there are no alternatives111!!!"
asciilifeform: the 'alternative' of simply having no money, is rather popular
asciilifeform: in other lulz, https://archive.is/UVcTG >> 'reports of death of yet another Saudi prince'
mircea_popescu: i'm sure.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/how-the-beastforumcom-private-messaging-function-became-a-paid-user-only-item/ << Trilema - How the beastforum.com private messaging function became a paid-user-only item ☟︎
shinohai: My curiosity is now satiated.
mircea_popescu: heh
shinohai: I'm just happy to know mircea_popescu isn't building a new kind of stable.
mircea_popescu: stability is key.
hanbot: <asciilifeform> in other lulz, https://archive.is/UVcTG >> 'reports of death of yet another Saudi prince' << meanwhile i was reading this morning "riadyh ritz-carlton now detention center for saudi royals", (http://archive.is/p7KPc), but tuned out when "evidence" seemed to consist of "booking websites" not having rooms available. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: heh
asciilifeform: they can have a 1938 if they feel like, wainot
asciilifeform: the moar, the merrier.
mircea_popescu: so what's the rumous mill, the friendly iranians ?
asciilifeform: 'The conference was spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is pushing an ambitious reform plan that is aimed at reducing the country's dependence on oil over the next decade. The prince is also leading the anti-corruption committee that has the authority to investigate, arrest, issue travel bans and freeze the assets of those it finds corrupt.' << lol!
mircea_popescu: oh i see, it's the even friendlier us ?
asciilifeform: afaik 'anticorruption' only ever means 1 thing
mircea_popescu: "we're running out of money, tax the provinces" ?
asciilifeform: aha
mircea_popescu: hey, the saudis have a lot of paper moneyz.
asciilifeform: possibly gotta 1938 the wrong-chirality bluebloods who want to spend it in usg-unapproved ways (e.g. btc) ..?
mircea_popescu: kinda weakly defended, them bluebloods.
mircea_popescu: "richest guy on planet" could not afford tanks and missile launchers enough to dispose of "new anti-corruption unit" ?
mircea_popescu: idjits don't know when to open fire, keep waiting for "a better day".
asciilifeform: as described on trilema and elsewhere, usd ain't money, it's 'money[*]', and the * typically includes 'cannot be spend on defense from usg'
asciilifeform: ( see also http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-08#1722633 ) ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-10-08 14:18 mircea_popescu: " “The Saudi’s will not be able to link the S-400 with Saudi’s current (US and Europe-sourced) infrastructure, nor will they be able to connect the S-400 with US systems." << says who the everloving fuck.
mircea_popescu: heh.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2017/alexandru-osvald-pastorel-teodoreanu/ << Trilema - Alexandru Osvald "Pastorel" Teodoreanu
mircea_popescu: shinohai part 2 of the lulz is that the userbase is now revolting. "Well screw that then. This website is a big hoax."
mircea_popescu: turns out it's not the brightest idea to deny people access to the body of a message if you're gonna send that subject line via email.
shinohai rushes to set up "betterbeastforum.com" and offer unlimited messaging and access for 5 bux a month .....
mircea_popescu: for srsly.
asciilifeform: elsewhere, http://trilema.com/2017/tmsr-rsa-spec-extremely-early-draft/#comment-123446
mircea_popescu: answer't.
asciilifeform: answ'x2.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu asciilifeform http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/tUp2H/?raw=true
mircea_popescu: !~later tell apeloyee http://trilema.com/2017/tmsr-rsa-spec-extremely-early-draft/#comment-123449 let's get teh guy involved as well.
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: got it
BingoBoingo: ty
diana_coman: hmm, I suppose I could run a trial test on a batch of generated public exponents with co-prime rather than strict prime requirements, to see what small factors are there but not sure if this will say a lot really in itself; fwiw I don't feel particularly comfortable with the idea of a non-prime public exponent but I don't have mathematical proof for weakness introduced, hence my question
asciilifeform: diana_coman: see thread
asciilifeform: ( at trilema, that is )
diana_coman refreshes
asciilifeform: in other lulz, comcast ( mega-monopoly isp in good chunk of usa ) is down.
asciilifeform: all of it.
ben_vulpes: was shitty for a bit there
ben_vulpes: bgp say my bofhs