a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 18:08 BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> this is a ssd box, on very reasonable fiber, no less. << I am very glad/sad that asciilifeform's sync from wild experiments are concordant with my own
TomServo: Closing in.. 482269, average 8-9 blks/quarter hour.
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Current Blocks: 496764 | Current Difficulty: 1.347001430558E12 | Next Difficulty At Block: 497951 | Next Difficulty In: 1187 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 6 days, 20 hours, 16 minutes, and 29 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None
TomServo: I was under the impression that using -connect $tsmr.node.ip -nolisten would be a faster sync, but seems a bit faster without.
TomServo: Most of my sync was from deedbot, but I would frequently get blackholed? No blocks for hours, wouldn never resume on it's own, had to restart.
ben_vulpes: TomServo: you're wholly dependent on that node's willingness to send you blocks. it may be blackholed, not in the mood, etc
BingoBoingo: lol: "His office was in a secluded space, and he had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up. This afforded him the assurance of privacy. It allowed him to welcome female employees and initiate inappropriate contact while knowing nobody could walk in on him, according to two women who were sexually harassed by Lauer." http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/matt-lauer-accused-sexual-harassmen
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 18:57 BingoBoingo: <gabriel_laddel> but beyond that, I was applying to accelerators with this company because I don't want a real job << Sometime at a "real job" would be good for you. Work at BingoBoingo store, call it "field research" if that makes Brian in the head feel better. Show up, bust your ass, eat shit, THEN ask yourself "Why wasn't I working this hard for myself before?"
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744393 << i think i knew hundreds. widely abused in post-soviet medical system, for instance ; at some point a whole surgical section was losing it at the same time, one step away from ending up discussed in the national security council.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 19:06 BingoBoingo has only met one "clean productivity mether" who tried the recovery thing. Bounced in/out and then allegedly a heated argument did in his cardiovascular system
mircea_popescu: generally substance abuse in post soviet world would curl the contemporaneous mind. cluj tribunal, three levesl, maybe say 50k sq foot of floor space, a thousand or two (mostly women) working there had A TRUCK. i don't mean a van. i mean a semi.
mircea_popescu: every morning delivered ciggarettes to the local outlets.
mircea_popescu: the walls were not simply black, it fell off as a dust.
asciilifeform: ( tb method earlier is the one where you pierce and deflate a lung, naturally 1 at a time, to nuke the aerobe microbe. as a kid asciilifeform dug up his grandfather’s set from the war, thought it was diving gear )
mircea_popescu: that shit even works, other than the collapsible lung sechellae etc. but it will kill it.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:11 gabriel_laddel: n idea, or some form of sensory input bodily electrical resonance. MP's 'women are only useful as slaves' comes to mind. Are men only useful when tweaking? 'Bennies' were readily available at Los Alamos during MP. Did no-sleep-drive-and-read-johnny use? I can't find primary sources and am also digressing... Tweaking. Something WILL grab your intere
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:48 asciilifeform: puyi famously got cleaned out, 'palace uh.. burned down, uhyea' sort of thing
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744508 << the problem with amphetamine in ww1 (which is what that was), then confirmed in ww2, is that it is actually a disadvantageous tradeoff. the fundamental problem of mammals, which includes humans, is that yes they can charge, but they are ridiculously vulnerable after having charged. this has shaped the face of war, is the principal underlying engine of war, and so on. in ~general~ t☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 21:53 asciilifeform: for pre-history -- edeleanu (romania!)
mircea_popescu: he positive results from a successful charge do not come close to the potential negative results of your exhausted troop being attacked.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 22:03 gabriel_laddel: the cartels are not sophisticated enough to read the logs & go "hey, if there is enough variation in alcohols for one of the world's most wealthy men to comment on them, perhaps also for our product"
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 23:23 asciilifeform: ( also not sure how comparable is the psychology of krokodilism, which is a form of morphinism, to gabriel_laddeling. )
lobbes: I'm pleased to at least report my archive-to-zip engine is functional. I have zipped some 1300 links so far leading back to Nov 8. All routing through archive.is without exception
lobbes: ~93% of the urls passing through both #trilema/#eulora in this time have been 'archivable' through archive.is; failures account for what you'd expect: typos in url, tar.gz files, misc. webpages that archive.is evidently barfs on
lobbes: historical log-walk is next in the conveyor. still thinking through the distribution system.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-30 02:56 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744508 << the problem with amphetamine in ww1 (which is what that was), then confirmed in ww2, is that it is actually a disadvantageous tradeoff. the fundamental problem of mammals, which includes humans, is that yes they can charge, but they are ridiculously vulnerable after having charged. this has shaped the face of war, is the principal underlying engine of war, and so on. in ~general~ t
BingoBoingo: "In the last 24 months, Commanders and/or Sergeants Major at the Group and SWCS level have systematically removed numerous fundamental SF standards, lowered and undermined the grading metrics for others, all while simultaneously ensuring that a gagged cadre population was expressly prohibited from holding students accountable for their academic, physical, and character performance."
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform amphetamine (generally not very pure, and more or less racemic) was used to treat depression in the us from about the 30s. it was also used indiscriminately along with blessed chamrs/amulets and eg pink pills by soldiers.
mircea_popescu: no systematic effort by the army itself to issue it, sure.
mircea_popescu: lmao alf got 50 comments from idiots. hang it there alfie, this isn't any kind of basis for judging blog. hackertards are just trying to drive wedge between man and man's tools.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this is the ~only type of comment i historically get. it's a snoar.
asciilifeform: 'o CPT Jimenez, currently in 7th Group, was the single source of several 4th Battalion investigations. He wrote anonymous emails, started IG complaints, or propagated rumors about virtually every single phase of the SFQC. His continual fabrications were verifiably false, and his numerous accusations resulted in several investigations that hampered operations for over a dozen cadre and battalion leadership. Literally every accusation
asciilifeform: he levied was proven inaccurate or untrue. But as a student, he was given complete top cover and left unimpeded to continue creating havoc, and was not held accountable for the numerous integrity violations he committed. He graduated with his peers.' << win.
asciilifeform: reminds of : ''I was such a pure and terrifying Aryan that they even put me in a special detachment. Its mission was to find out how the Jews always knew what the S.S. was going to do next There was a leak somewhere, and we were out to stop it' He looked bitter and affronted, remembering it, even though he had been that leak. 'Was the detachment successful in its mission?' I said. 'I'm happy to say,' said Arpad, 'that fourteen S.S. m☟︎
asciilifeform: en were shot on our recommendation. Adolf Eichmann himself congratulated us.'' (vonnegut's 'mother night' naturally)
asciilifeform: 'SPC Thomas was an 18B trainee. He was first caught attempting to bribe an instructor with beer, and then later had a panic attack during an AAR while in the 18B FTX. During his relief board counseling, he attempted to blackmail 18B cadre by telling them that if relieved and returned to his unit, he would have to annotate that he witnessed the instruction of secret/noforn course material to international students. This was a complete
asciilifeform: ly fabricated event, and later verified as untrue via internal investigation. He then went behind his TAC’s back and, because he had a very good working relationship with his NG Group Commander, produced a memo directing his reclassification as an 18E. Despite all of these acts, he was not relieved, but was given a recycle into the 18E course. He would fail the SFPA and retest twice before being graduated.' << ahaha
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform well you can't "retransmit" at a time before transmission. so yes unidirectionalyl in time.
asciilifeform: enemy can still fuck you by getting a genuine signal from your own sat, but one which your receiver ought not legitimately to be hearing ( or hearing in the given strength ) , conveying over a fiber, and retransmitting in your loc
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the current way gps/glonass works is not authenticated by definition, as you correctly point out.
asciilifeform: this in fact happens naturally in city envir, and is called 'multipath', makes the receiver output ~randomola
mircea_popescu: but the discussion was re an authenticable alt-item that dfun exist.
asciilifeform: not clear how it could exist at all, even with arbitrary equipment -- how do you sign ~the relative signal strengths~
mircea_popescu: receiver listens to frequencies for specific quanta of transmission : "this is station X transmitting count Y", rsa-signed. IF the signature verifies, and IF the y was not before seen (and if x on unit's access list etc) THEN the item is placed into quueue, to be sorted by signal strength. otherwise, dropped as noise.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform anyway, evidently gas diffusion was a problem. but this was re hypothetical item which is still ant-sized in body, but has really lengthy legs, rather than proportionate scaling
mircea_popescu: the exact same is true of... well... steel. wtf are you going to make the 850`000 ton megasat out of ? "um... poured concrete ?" "what the fuck!?" "hey it worked for bridge engineering"
mircea_popescu: i expect the large sats to be actually weaved, but the materials aren't there yet (and no word on weaved nuclear reactor yet, either)
mircea_popescu: (the iss is about half that, for the curious, and dun do much.)
a111: Logged on 2016-10-17 05:22 mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes the "interdictor" is this item which has a railgun, a supply of pellets, and a huge array of solar panels etc to power them. this item can then shoot fast pellets towards any other ship, crippling it.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform apparently dood had a treasure trove of such lulz.
asciilifeform: 'By their accounts, Cmdr. Tom Sobiek, the commanding officer, convened instructors who had expressed concerns about the women's flying. Sobiek allegedly said that "the women are going to graduate regardless of how they performed." One officer summarized Sobiek as saying, "you guys don't understand, this is bigger than all of us, these women are going to graduate no matter what."' << prettygreat.
mircea_popescu: proper alcohol (which includes no grains as well as nothing ever made by any english speaker anywhere) gives you a very pleasant, mellow morning after. a fine reason to drink is not even the drunkedness but THE "HANGOVER".
mircea_popescu: the improper wood-and-rags ooze will give you headaches, blurred vision, sickness, etcetera etcetera.
asciilifeform: i find it interesting that 'cause of hangover' is still in dispute
mircea_popescu: there's a coupla "competitive" alt-flavoured soda producers (they call the swill beer for some reason), as a direct result of distilled spirits available in the anglo world beiong so fucking toxic
mircea_popescu: "heineken" flavoured sprite is just as toxic, of course, but because the angloworld swallows so much soda anyway, the effects are not specifically detectable.
asciilifeform: ( in other lulz, 'New top story on Hacker News: The Peculiarly Quiet Decline and Fall of the KVM ' -- twatter )
ben_vulpes: fuckin a inbev owns pilsner urquell too
mircea_popescu: it's not practical to run independents in nato reich. they're all government agencies.
mircea_popescu: at the time enemy is happy his propeller isn't cast in concrete, you can put up with tasting the fuel.
asciilifeform: 'Admiral’s Doorbell. The yellow button in an F/A-18 cockpit that jettisons all the external stores in an emergency. If you hit it, you’ll be “ringing the admiral's doorbell” to explain why.'
a111: Logged on 2016-12-08 18:28 asciilifeform: gymnasts may not be perfect example. when you have a role where the training per se is costly, you're stuck picking. e.g., pilots; i recently read a quite interesting autobio, 'Обречены на подвиг' ('condemned to heroism', roughly) by su flying d00d / instructor / colonel. described how children having any physical imperfection, even tooth cavity, were mercilessly rejected from flight academy even if they passed all of
asciilifeform: in a very poor country , where machines order of magnitude scarcer, dearer, than meat.
asciilifeform: nao re cavities, i do not specifically know the su air corps logic. possibly bad teeth in a boy were considered a mark of innate intractability to discipline; possibly some more basic, orcish 'choosing two potatoes, pick the symmetric and unblemished' formula.
asciilifeform: iirc there was a trilema re whores , where was a line 'when vastly more items than slots, gotta pick ~somehow~'