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mircea_popescu: asciilifeform if they had any sense it'd be one addy per email neh
mircea_popescu: in other "what to do with your human manatee" ideas, https://img1.etsystatic.com/186/0/7005175/il_570xN.1334362571_ob2l.jpg
mats: what is this
mircea_popescu: a sort of slingshot
mats: oh, thought it was a cock ring
mircea_popescu: captive ball slingshot. like the captive bolt pistol.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform check it out, old man won in teh supreme court. travel ban live.
phf: !#s learned a chinese
a111: 8 results for "learned a chinese", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=learned%20a%20chinese
phf: there was a hairy bug in search, that didn't consider all the possibilities. though now there's a highlighting issue..
phf: (which has now been resolved)
mircea_popescu: wd.
mircea_popescu: in other improbable things, https://www.frolicon.com/index.php
deedbot: hanbot: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/o7iDo/?raw=true
BingoBoingo: !!deed wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/OrE8B/?raw=true
deedbot: Bad URL or network outage.
BingoBoingo: deed http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/OrE8B/?raw=true
BingoBoingo: !!deed http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/OrE8B/?raw=true
deedbot: accepted: 1
deedbot: http://deedbot.org/bundle-497681.txt
mircea_popescu: and in other news, http://lurkmore.to/ is now dead ?
mircea_popescu: trinque http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/C0G3d/?raw=true
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-02#1745676 << if you mean http://trilema.com/2016/btmsr-block-cipher-competition/ the point of it was specifically so as to have a tmsr item to put into http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-18#1726131 ; as that failed and we decided to go with serpent, the only possible closure to that offer is that the republic failed to deliver.☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-02 22:30 asciilifeform: fwiw asciilifeform will submit ffa.rsa to be judged in mircea_popescu's symm cipher contest, supposing the latter is still running
a111: Logged on 2017-10-18 15:19 mircea_popescu: in other items of republican interest : eulora is at a stage where we have to set down what we'll use for sensitive data encryption (such as for instance the privkey files). i don't particularily wish to use aes ; anyone wants to contribute to this emerging spec ?
mircea_popescu: i put a comment in ; seared with hot irons, and hopefully alongside the indolence and self-indulgent idiocy of all days to come.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2016/btmsr-block-cipher-competition/#comment-123805
mircea_popescu: answer't.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: why not declare the serpent author the winner ?
mircea_popescu: he did not submit.
mircea_popescu: there's a whole train of "here's some efortless stuff" in there, if you've noticed, "x could be used [but i shall do no work]".
asciilifeform: incidentally who nominated serpent originally here ?
mircea_popescu: no work has not yet been the avenue to winning.
mircea_popescu: !#s serpent
a111: 65 results for "serpent", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=serpent
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2015-01-17#981006 <☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-01-17 22:38 asciilifeform: or, alternatively, like the choice of 'aes' over the stronger but 'slower' 'serpent' cipher, it was merely orders from lizardhitler.
asciilifeform: from where did eulora get the snippet currently in use ?
mircea_popescu: you mean from whose reading or from whose writing ?
asciilifeform: from where specifically
asciilifeform: as in, the code per se
mircea_popescu: no but see, we use different terminology. i do not assign anything to "code written". the source of code, to my eyes, is he in the wot who has read it.
mircea_popescu: the situation thereby is that the serpent to be used in eulora ORIGINATES with diana_coman , its reader.
mircea_popescu: who wrote it is of no consequence, that pointer will be permafixed as NIL.
asciilifeform: asciilifeform read it, originally. and described why it ought to be considered, e.g. http://btcbase.org/log/2016-12-28#1591995☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-12-28 17:48 asciilifeform: in particular: no tables.
asciilifeform: i dun propose that this constitutes a 'winning contest entry'. but take exception to the 'no work.'
mircea_popescu: this is the iffy part with "work", that it bears definitions that often diverge from what subjective feeling's like.
asciilifeform: e.g. http://btcbase.org/log/2016-12-28#1591977 and elsewhere.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-12-28 16:58 asciilifeform since release of FUCKGOATS, spent much time studying 'serpent' block cipher.
mircea_popescu: it is actually possibru she's going to use a signed item by you ? though i dun recall this being mentioned
mircea_popescu: didja read it in the proper sense, or in the "no obligations" sense ?
asciilifeform: in the properly-read sense.
mircea_popescu: is this a patch or a genesis ?
asciilifeform: i cannot attest to the strength ( afaik nobody can ) but can to the constanttimeitude, for instance.
mircea_popescu: but did you sign this somewhere.
asciilifeform: afaik not yet signed. http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-18#1726147 is where the item was communicated.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-10-18 15:35 asciilifeform: fwiw there is a quite short ada serpent existing, passes the test set ( and branch-free ).
asciilifeform: i'm quite willing to genesis it to attest to the origin of the item from my personal archive.
mircea_popescu: see, here's the problem : work === "hey mp, here's the genesis & tree for the crypto item eulora needed ; now as to s.nsa's fee...". !work is anything-not-that, including ~very helpful~ side comments.
asciilifeform: ( supposing this is of interest to anyone. )
mircea_popescu: it is not to say that one (me, s.mg, diana_coman, everyone) does not benefit immensely from shooting the breeze among the intelligent&educated, as opposed to out in the cold.
asciilifeform: somehow the 'i dug up an algo, by apparently sane author, and determined that it runs in constant time' -- not work ?
mircea_popescu: however. if i don't have a neck to squeeze when something blows up no work was in fact done. that's the writing/reading distinction, code is enacted by reading, in the speciffic v sense of the term.
asciilifeform: went through a gigatonne of liquishit, to find.
mircea_popescu: hey.
mircea_popescu: there's a difference between socializing (which yes, is the free exchange of valuable bits of knowledge / information) and work (which is the DIRECTED etc)
asciilifeform: i'm quite willing to sign the copy which i personally studied, even today
mircea_popescu: why didn't you even yesterday is the more productive question here. what exactly changed since today ?
mircea_popescu: but anyway -- i see no impediment ; or can wait for diana_coman 's published item on her blog sign then if happy, or.
asciilifeform: for diana_coman's v chain strictly.
asciilifeform: if the item actually ends up (as it appears to be going) in eulora, imho is the proper thing to do, rather than 'source is this-here paste'
mircea_popescu: yes, well, there's no practical way to negotiate ad hoc two such copies if indeed they exist. logical move is to syncronize by patience, wait for it to appear see if it's any good.
asciilifeform: sorta how mircea_popescu signed 0.5.3.
mircea_popescu: i expect it'll be patched into mpi. which she's going to also sign to genesis. sorta like how i signed mp-wp, and unlike how you didn't genesis it, or did you ?
asciilifeform: i did.
asciilifeform: for fuck's sake
mircea_popescu: a then, that's getting patched.
asciilifeform: will argue that for mpi asciilifeform did 'no work' ?
asciilifeform: will say 'ah but subjectively! it OUGHTA have taken you 5min'
mircea_popescu: not at all.
mircea_popescu: nope.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/patches?patchset=mpi&search= << it's in there, that's what it is.
asciilifeform: ftr, http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1533 << mpiism all in one spot.
mircea_popescu: going to construct a v tree (on the basis of her sig) that builds into eulora crypto lib.
mircea_popescu: leaving the mpi_second_cut as the basic root for further/other work also.
asciilifeform: i will stand and say, asciilifeform did exactly the Right Thing, prepared , with proper care wartime ersatz ( mpi ) for if ( as turned out to be the case ) proper item ( ffa ) takes years.
mircea_popescu: this is quite true.
asciilifeform: incidentally the work was reported in s.nsa broadcasts. sanitized-mpi is a s.nsa product.
mircea_popescu: aha.
asciilifeform: ( clearly marked in the src per se, likewise, e.g. http://btcbase.org/patches/mpi_second_cut#L5350 )
mircea_popescu: for some reason i was looking in 2016 era s.nsa reports
asciilifeform: 2015 works.
mircea_popescu: ie, http://trilema.com/2016/no-such-labs-snsa-january-february-2016-joint-statement/#selection-451.0-457.21
mircea_popescu: was this jan/feb 2016 or different period ?
mircea_popescu: "The S.NSA entry is to be an implementation based on Cramer-Shoup. As it turns out, Cramer-Shoup has never been publicly implemented by anyone, at all."
mircea_popescu: heh! so many hopes, so little time...
mircea_popescu: whatever happened of that march 2016 promised cs implementation candidate cipher ?
asciilifeform: ffa
asciilifeform: no cs worth considering without sane ffa.
mircea_popescu: hm.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the linked item earlier is from when asciilifeform dug out and studied koch's proposed sidechannel countermeasure. proclaimed it nonsensical and useless, and bit the bullet, 'must bignum from scratch.'
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: cs is numbertheoretical cipher, just as rsa, requires sane bignum.
mircea_popescu: what happened to "god damned it, i can't do this c-s i was going to do for the cipher comp because no ffa" ?
asciilifeform: subj was beaten to death in the logs, neh
mircea_popescu: not as such.
asciilifeform: e.g. http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-19#1453842☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-19 16:35 asciilifeform: to which i bolted a cramer-shoup thing, and started out thinking 'i'll reuse the elgamal piece, c-s is after all a variant of elgamal' but nooooo
asciilifeform: e.g. http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-19#1453851☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-19 16:37 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: c-s uses the basic parts of elgamal, hence the investigation.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-26#1529899☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-08-26 16:34 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)
mircea_popescu: the important parts in order of importance : 1) distress call ("god damned it") ; 2. failure discussion "i can't do this c-s i was going to do for the cipher comp". these must be present as teh header.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-08-09#1696085☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-08-09 21:53 asciilifeform: at any rate it is just as easily implemented on pmachine as rsa.
asciilifeform: possibly elsewhere also.
mircea_popescu: none of these make it.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu even showed symptoms of having actually read the c-s orig paper, and presumably knew that it is a numbertheoretical cipher.
mircea_popescu: yes.
asciilifeform: and 'uses the components of elgamal' and 'leaks like a sieve if we use koch's routines, via side channel' required additional pedanticism somehow ?
mircea_popescu: but the specific sequence is required, that's what communication is, that's how signalling works. "actually... i was going to do x for y, but can't, and won't before z". that's gotta be -- either in the comment section of the linked march 2016 report, or in the comment section of the linked contest, or i guess unideally here. but explicitly.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yes, because they have to attach to the item, so the item can then be followeds.
mircea_popescu: otherwise the result is that you leave it unsignalled for a coupla years and it dies out.
mircea_popescu: think of how proteins work in the body, it's exactly the same thing.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it was signalled five ways to pluto. or, say it now, did mircea_popescu think that cramer-shoup remained unimplemented because 'lazy self-indulgent idjits' ?
mircea_popescu: in a word, yes.
mircea_popescu: the item doesn't even exist implemented at all! still today, as then. lego blocks implementation would beat this situation.
asciilifeform: there was 1 implementation.
asciilifeform: ( terrible one, in elisp. but worked. )
mircea_popescu: or, to state it conversely, waiting copulation upon the perfect erection will result in a very old virgin bride, AT THE MOST. generally it will result in divorce.
mircea_popescu: i dun think i ever saw it myself.
asciilifeform: it is in the log
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-02-05#1397388 ah there we go☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-02-05 20:57 ascii_butugychag: ;;later tell mircea_popescu http://www.verify-it.de/sub/cramer_shoup.html << in elisp, no less
asciilifeform: ^ aha.
mircea_popescu: i recall this now.
mircea_popescu: http://www.verify-it.de/sub/challenge.html << poor guy even has a contest.
asciilifeform: in the process of writing one on top of my mpi, i realized that the approach is unsound, and will eventually get people killed. so went straight to what became ffa.
mircea_popescu: 1998.
mircea_popescu: this is not unreasonable.
asciilifeform: so this perhaps answers mircea_popescu's 'where the hell was c-s'
mircea_popescu: it does however not answer "where the hell was the discussion of s.nsa's march 2016 promise wrt february 2016 cipher contest".
mircea_popescu: or in better terms : the conversation could have been carried in 2016, in the terms of "here's what the future looks like, wut do" rather than end-of-2017 in the terms of "here's what i don't like about how the past looks".
asciilifeform: for what did mircea_popescu think ffa is made ?
asciilifeform: for mechanized bignum tetris ?
mircea_popescu: in general i expect it is made for ~any purpose. be it rsa, c-s, or yes, tetris.
mircea_popescu: inasmuch as it's made for being correct, it's made for whatever it'll be used for.
asciilifeform: made originally ( as amply described in the logs , at every step of the way ) for universal numbertheoretical ciphrator.
mircea_popescu: right.
mircea_popescu: an' there's nothing wrong with this.
asciilifeform: and i take exception to 'what i don't like about how the past looks'. looks entirely proper to me, and imho well-supported by the log material.
mircea_popescu: so then what's the problem ?
asciilifeform: the 'self-indulgent indolence' of implementing in a year+ what usg academitards could not do in 30 years
asciilifeform: i suppose i oughtn't be surprised, that everyone answers then 'why not in a month'
mircea_popescu: but that discussion was re absent submission to cipher contest ; not re your work making the ffa item you came to the conclusion is generally necessary.
asciilifeform: they are one and the same.
mircea_popescu: evidently not ?
mircea_popescu: anyway, the point re "it's unfortunate that open ended terms, such as one's own life, and other things, end up quite closed termed in the end" is sound. yes it's quite unfortunate, and rather regrettable. nevertheless, it's how it goes ; if i knew better in feb 2016 i'd have said "this'll be open for a coupla years". as it happens, i didn't know any better in 2016.
asciilifeform: requires a very selective reading of the logs, to say that they are not. but i won't argue over mircea_popescu's contest, it was written in such a way that it oughta have been quite obvious that the bounty will not be paid.
asciilifeform: i do however take exception to the 'indolence'.
mircea_popescu: actually it was written with a view to having the bounty paid to nsa. it's just nsa had to actually do some things.
asciilifeform: and instead sat around uselessly , and wasted time making and selling rng in the meantime also, lol
mircea_popescu: it is not clear to me why this is uselessly.
asciilifeform: ( what's the use, incidentally, of a cramershouptron, without sane rng ? )
asciilifeform: the implication of 'had to do some things' is 'but instead sat' neh ?
mircea_popescu: evidently nothing in crypto is useful without rng ; what's this to do with anything ?
mircea_popescu: (nothing in crypto is useful, either, which severely limits the rng uptake apparently -- if your crypto dun work anyway what need is rng item or somesuch)
asciilifeform: yea, observe, danielpbarron's fiatola FG sale still 0 takers
asciilifeform: i find this interesting.
mircea_popescu: well, they don't yet need it for anything. at least mentally. aanyways.
asciilifeform: i can even see the logic, 'why would i give half a shit what rngolade to feed to my koch whitenertron'
mircea_popescu: the implication isn't "but instead sat" necessarily. you take this altogether very personally, but there's a good dozen "crypto experts" opining importantly in the comment section there.
asciilifeform: them -- to the oven.
mircea_popescu: well sure.
mircea_popescu: the deeper problem here is that the evolution of warfare has rendered a symmetric cipher useless. for the launch codes or how you call it we're mostly in consensus to use pure rsa, if memory serves, and for the prattle of eg game server, serpent will do.
asciilifeform: as for asciilifeform , he would actually prefer if mircea_popescu shot straight and said 'hell no i won't pay for no stinkin' software', rather than the peculiar ritual of having a contest, then to proclaim the submitters as a whole 'self-indulgent indolent' and then in the end to take s.nsa crypto lib and use for phree anyway
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform this is nonsense ; i even paid for you know, legal footwork if you recall.
asciilifeform: was a pittance iirc
mircea_popescu: uh.
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2013/so-whos-running-the-courts-circus/#comment-118024 << 25btc.
asciilifeform: 25 btc was substantially easier to come by in 2013.
mircea_popescu: the problem isn't the payinbg. the problem is the workdoing.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it was paid in 2016.
asciilifeform: still 'toyota' in 2016.
mircea_popescu: why is this relevant ?
asciilifeform: i suppose if mircea_popescu proclaims that it ain't, then it ain't , what can i say.
mircea_popescu: well i mean... there's an over-time tendency for btc bounties nominal value to decrease and for their fiat value to increase. this is normal, as the item grows.
mircea_popescu: heck, in 2012 or when it was, 10 btc went for http://trilema.com/2013/they-really-are-buttcoins-nao/
mircea_popescu: 2013 it turns out.
asciilifeform: asciilifeform will observe that from all of his various works to date he has made an exact 0 btc.
mircea_popescu: well, you enjoy the freedom to work under your own direction, and a major proportion of all the gains this work produces.
asciilifeform: thought, very briefly, that this might change, so a bit of an облом . is all.
mircea_popescu: the more concerning point is that ~ mircea_popescu ~ has to date made 0 btc out of all the support work he put into asciilifeform 's projects!!!
asciilifeform: could be 0
asciilifeform: or could be >0, depending on whether e.g. having trb around, is worth +
mircea_popescu: i was discussing nsa, as such.
asciilifeform: as such -- mircea_popescu works just as 'for free' as asciilifeform
mircea_popescu: not that i'm particularly concerned, myself. i'm rich enough to not specifically care to monetize work ; trilema can be free for all i care, and i'm more than happy to minor partner with a view to a very long term.
asciilifeform: moar so, given that mircea_popescu is a renowned sharpshooter and costs maxint
mircea_popescu: but this outlook is a luxury, the prime luxury of life, in fact
mircea_popescu: nobody can be obliged to it.
asciilifeform: right.
mircea_popescu: when you think "hey, ima do the right thing, spend two years making ffa" you make some decisions. they're fine and good, inasmuch as they're yours. but to be decisions, they're the choice of something over something else.
mircea_popescu: why облом ? you got exactly what you wanted!
asciilifeform: the choice of it or drink.
mircea_popescu: well no, you could've alternatively delivered eulora-crypto, btmsr cipher, etcetera. evidently hindsight is more informative than foresight, and i'm not even saying you should have or anything.
mircea_popescu: but the man who decides to pursue pure research and is annoyed that industry meanwhile makes money is in a very strange mental space.
asciilifeform: i prefer living friends, to dead. ergo no ersatz cryptos.
mircea_popescu: yes ; but can you appreciate how ffa is a lot more apt for tmsr-rsa than for a simm cipher ?
asciilifeform: in that sense symm cipher is a dead end.
mircea_popescu: quite!
asciilifeform bbl, teatime.
mircea_popescu: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 11840.79, vol: 13273.76661516 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 11832.0, vol: 54200.23109602 | Volume-weighted last average: 11833.7292055
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform so for my own curiosity : considering the choice to http://btcbase.org/log/2017-05-12#1655064 (i recall a more recent mention but search isn't yielding) has cost you over the past YEAR the equivalent of what appears like 118`337 here + whatever the non-delivery of http://btcbase.org/log/2016-12-27#1591437 would have amounted to (iirc no amt was ever set down ?), are you putting this down to a case of bad managem☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-05-12 03:06 asciilifeform: this type of thing is called 'day job', and it so happens that i already have one
a111: Logged on 2016-12-27 22:14 mircea_popescu: course since the nsa consulting work for minigame is going to produce ada rsa, it might be an idea to have an ~ada~ tmsr crypto lib.
mircea_popescu: ent of your own time on your part (ie, wasted it in fiatlands instead of using it productively in the republic) ? or is it a case of on the contrary, judicious use of your time ("the republic'd have made me rich but empire made me richer still") ? or is it out and out, deliberately learned helplessness in the vein of http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744043 (as recurrent throughout logs) ?☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 04:54 asciilifeform: as it is, asciilifeform couldn't even sell 1 btc in here in usgistan, even if wanted to.
mircea_popescu: or i guess is it the idea that "even had i worked full time, it'd still not have been quite enough" ?
mircea_popescu: i'm guessing six digits is a large enough chunk of change it'd warrant some quite serious examination in any case.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i dun get it
mircea_popescu: which part ?
asciilifeform: the question
mircea_popescu: well what can i say.
asciilifeform: i could attempt to answer what i ~think~ is the question
asciilifeform: and this answer is, asciilifeform's landlord doesn't take payment in s.nsa ownership shares, only in old-fashioned dubloons. and they're due every single month.
asciilifeform: and asciilifeform is not rich, does not have the option to 'not waste time in fiatland'.
mircea_popescu: i'm guessing the question's not yet ripe for addressing.
mircea_popescu: on which basis i predict there shall be moar облом in the future.
mircea_popescu: anyway, re the "and then in the end to take s.nsa crypto lib and use for phree anyway" portion of http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746522 : that discussion was mid and then late 2016 ; on dec 2017 i had to direct s.mg tech to CREATE rather than simply use a cripto lib. for this reason i don't wish to pay nsa anything -- it didn't do the work i wanted it to do. it's true that it released a "intangibles and goodwill" sort of☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 14:17 asciilifeform: as for asciilifeform , he would actually prefer if mircea_popescu shot straight and said 'hell no i won't pay for no stinkin' software', rather than the peculiar ritual of having a contest, then to proclaim the submitters as a whole 'self-indulgent indolent' and then in the end to take s.nsa crypto lib and use for phree anyway
mircea_popescu: item, which is generically useful, and in exchange it gets paid with the exact sort of intangibles and goodwill these sorts of intellectual leadership moves warrant and generally attract -- for example by s.mg being married to 100% of its product line to date as a deliberate move ; and being very inclined to consider its isp offering when that comes online (is it coming online btw ?) and such things.
mircea_popescu: both the "for honor" and "for money" circuits are functional and actually functioning. needn't be confused randomly.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746577 << 'create' from thin air ?!☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 15:04 mircea_popescu: anyway, re the "and then in the end to take s.nsa crypto lib and use for phree anyway" portion of http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746522 : that discussion was mid and then late 2016 ; on dec 2017 i had to direct s.mg tech to CREATE rather than simply use a cripto lib. for this reason i don't wish to pay nsa anything -- it didn't do the work i wanted it to do. it's true that it released a "intangibles and goodwill" sort of
mircea_popescu: from whatever available.
asciilifeform: i dun have any notion that ' mircea_popescu oughta pay for the mpi ' , it was made without any such agreement. ditto the serpent archaeology etc.
mircea_popescu: yes but there's important points there as to how things work.
asciilifeform: and in general i dun expect any of it to be paid for, there is no tradition of any such thing. but i do have the possibly naive expectation of the work not to be shat on.
trinque: who shat?
mircea_popescu: o hey, how was trip trinque
asciilifeform: !#s self indulgent indolence
a111: 2 results for "self indulgent indolence", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=self%20indulgent%20indolence
trinque: went very well, thanks! went out to austin with ben_vulpes and another fellow, had a fine time.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it's not very clear to me how your x=y things work, BUT, if you had told me in 2016 that you intend to delay c-s ada impl by 1-2-n years to wait for ffa i'd have told you symmetric cipher really dun need ffa for any reason and eulora won't wait into 2018 for it etc.
asciilifeform: or for that matter http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746561 aka 'why do you not only take year+ to ffa but why not also do it while living in a tent under a bridge'☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 14:42 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform so for my own curiosity : considering the choice to http://btcbase.org/log/2017-05-12#1655064 (i recall a more recent mention but search isn't yielding) has cost you over the past YEAR the equivalent of what appears like 118`337 here + whatever the non-delivery of http://btcbase.org/log/2016-12-27#1591437 would have amounted to (iirc no amt was ever set down ?), are you putting this down to a case of bad managem
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you're cutting bits and pieces of a thing then hurting self with them as a proof the item was dangerous. item wasn't dangerous as it was, you cut it up into harmful pieces deliberately!
asciilifeform: consider, if i'd have quit day job and counted on mircea_popescu's contest prize to live on, would have starved.
mircea_popescu: why ? quit day job, dedicated to item, delivered late 2016, got prize, had 10 btc moar to name than now. how many btc has dayjob produced ? more ? less ?
asciilifeform: there's a time parameter.
asciilifeform: bills due every month, regardless of won contests or not won.
asciilifeform: this is what being poor means.
mircea_popescu: well, this may well be true, and if it's true it's unfortunate.
mircea_popescu: it does also contradict at least two classes of things you say, so one never knows, but can take word for it.
mircea_popescu: sucks to be poor.
asciilifeform: ( could suppose that asciilifeform is poor because idiot, or because lives in socialist paradise, or some combination, orthogonal to discussion )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: out of curiosity, what contradicts ?
mircea_popescu: class 1 is actually quoted above, "or is it out and out, deliberately learned helplessness in the vein of http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-29#1744043 (as recurrent throughout logs) ?" ; class 2 is http://btcbase.org/log/2017-11-11#1736269 and so forth.☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-11-29 04:54 asciilifeform: as it is, asciilifeform couldn't even sell 1 btc in here in usgistan, even if wanted to.
a111: Logged on 2017-11-11 16:40 asciilifeform: relatedly, chinese quote 0.88 cents per 1500x sem photo; for 1x1cm die (which is estimate, i dun have an xray machine here) that works out to 1-2k usd for whole thing, depending on how many layers turn up
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: where's the contradiction ?
asciilifeform: ( ftr the latter estimate turned up to be undershot, discussed in later thread )
mircea_popescu: with class 1 the problem is that you claim bitcoin is not worth money ; with class 2 that you claim to be poor but then engage in the sort of shopping upper-middle class tech people do.
asciilifeform: that's what i meant by poor
mircea_popescu: in general it dun give a very convincing picture of alf-starving-under-bridge.
mircea_popescu: yes but you don't get to randomly redefine words.
asciilifeform: i ~would~ starve under bridge if didn't work in the saeculum
asciilifeform: that's what to me means 'poor'.
asciilifeform: the microscopies, etc are paid for with the fiatola that asciilifeform 'cheated' the beast out of by rejecting mortgagism, 401kism, etc.
trinque: teh splittings. what of splitting time between near-term unprofitable long bets on teh republic and near-term profitable ways to pay the bills.
asciilifeform: trinque: concretize for the thread plox ?
trinque: to date, deedbot made like 0.0002, and so what? it'll make more in the future, and it'll buy more with what it made idem
mircea_popescu: yes but unlike him, you're rich!
trinque: oh oh
asciilifeform: iirc trinque also works in the saeculum.
mircea_popescu: it's not forbidden, you know.
trinque: can fuck whores and ladies with the same cock
mircea_popescu: it only becomes a problem when the argument presented is "i didn't have the time to do x"
trinque: can decide the proportion each day
mircea_popescu: that opens a legitimate inquiry of, well, what didja do with the time.
asciilifeform: ftr i spent more time, hour for hour, on ffa in past yr than among the heathens.
mircea_popescu: if you say i readily believe.
asciilifeform: most of it spent on dead ends.
mircea_popescu: which takes us right back to http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746566☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 14:42 mircea_popescu: or i guess is it the idea that "even had i worked full time, it'd still not have been quite enough" ?
asciilifeform: enough for what
asciilifeform: entirely possibly enough to get to same place in half the time.
mircea_popescu: for to have delivered the items whose failure deliver you bemoan today.
asciilifeform: that depends on whether goal post would have moved also in half the time, neh.
mircea_popescu: i doubt it'd have changed at any point prior to this month, really.
asciilifeform: if mircea_popescu says this -- i'll believe.
mircea_popescu: well, the eulora cripto lib died when i said, iirc last month board meeting\
asciilifeform: now that i think about it, if i were mircea_popescu , ffa would have gone more than simply twice as fast, it takes considerable time to reload the problem into head , after a long dive into the saecular sewers
asciilifeform: but i'm not mircea_popescu .
asciilifeform: saeculum doesn't come with a fine-grained 'exactly how much time do you want to sell' knob. not for programmers, at any rate.
asciilifeform: ( iirc this was subject of several old threads )
mircea_popescu: sure.
trinque: so heathen.incorporate and start consulting or something for 3x rate
asciilifeform: trinque: i tried this, and nearly went broke.
asciilifeform: asciilifeforms not in demand.
mircea_popescu: trinque part of the problem is that fellow is ~hurt puppy, has a lot of misadventurous baggage / unfortunate experience.
trinque: sure, I went broke like five times in last decade
mircea_popescu: the importance of well chosen women, huh.
trinque: lol, and how!
asciilifeform: there was a thread, where asciilifeform described how more than once he took a major open problem, and actually solved, and as result went broke.
trinque: mostly though, was dumping it into a knob to adjust time spent in saeculum
asciilifeform: ( again i have nfi whether because-idiot, or because-socialisms, or some combo of both. )
mircea_popescu: i recall something with robotic microscopy
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: robotic liquid handling.
mircea_popescu: right
asciilifeform: then there was another episode, a few yrs ago, with automatic reversing of winblowz exes. that time several friends went broke ~with~ asciilifeform .
mircea_popescu: outside of you two (admitting this is what trinque meant) i know of no people who went into consulting and lost money.
trinque: nah, I started up a thing, feeds me to this day
trinque: was saying I was willing to starve, then eat beans, then
asciilifeform: it is very easy, rent still due even if 0 takers.
mircea_popescu: amusingly, i also went broke numerous times, but with me it was just money.
asciilifeform: evidently trinque is considerably better at what he does, than i am, this is not really disputable
trinque: nah, only asciilifeform wants to eat from higher minded things
asciilifeform: trinque: you would barf an entire barrel if you saw what i eat from.
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in the world of the mysterious and unexplained, http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1913&cpage=1#comment-18396
asciilifeform: !#s the confusion of ideas such a question
a111: 7 results for "the confusion of ideas such a question", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=the%20confusion%20of%20ideas%20such%20a%20question
mircea_popescu: lol wtf
asciilifeform: ikr?
mircea_popescu: prolly meant add.
asciilifeform: if he meant add : what then did he read instead of the article
mircea_popescu: there's this add-xor-roll-drop-andfuckyourmother step in ciphers
asciilifeform: which is almost entirely about handling overflow
asciilifeform: xor is really same thing as add but without the carries
mircea_popescu: quite, yes.
asciilifeform: ( kindergarten!11 )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: xor op is a commonly seen element of cargocultisms aha
asciilifeform: seems to be an item that 'feels magic' to the semiliterate folk
mircea_popescu: incidentally, discussion in teh very harem suggests to me that perhaps the word's misunderstood.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform what do you think indolence means ?
asciilifeform: 1 of the 'seven sins' neh
mircea_popescu: hm. do you know how to say "mourning" in romanian ?
asciilifeform: doliu ?
mircea_popescu: yes.
asciilifeform: gotta be falsecognate neh
mircea_popescu: and how do you communicate your compassion to the bereaved ?
mircea_popescu: (english word, i mean)
asciilifeform: or hm, 'condolence'
mircea_popescu: condoleances, yes. and how do you petition an authority ? you present a list of ... ?
asciilifeform: grievance ?
mircea_popescu: alternatively, doleances. how do you say painful in english ?
asciilifeform: iirc engl. 'indolence' orig. 'insensitive to pain'
mircea_popescu: dolorous.
asciilifeform: aha
mircea_popescu: and yes, indolence -> painlesness.
asciilifeform: right, 'like brick'
mircea_popescu: which is how it got to (metaphorically) denote superlative laziness : because "so lazy not even hunger will stir", as per that "hung, father, hung".
asciilifeform: aha, it
asciilifeform: i dun see any confusion tho. in fact is why asciilifeform took exception : he is not the least insensitive to pain, but chained to this-here mountain side, and not in a position to avoid the eagle.
mircea_popescu: is this so ?
asciilifeform: is compact description, but yes.
mircea_popescu: well that sucks.
asciilifeform: verily.
ben_vulpes: wow Real America is a hell of a place
ben_vulpes: big titties, friendly broads, women who embrace femininity...
ben_vulpes: apparently impossible to know you wasted your life in the wrong armpit of the world until you visit five others, disabuse self of "everything is equivalently terrible"
ben_vulpes: that said Real America entails far more time with ass in car than i have patience for.
ben_vulpes waves at trinque from home battlestation
trinque: hey hey
trinque: y'know at least when you drive a tank around they get out of the way.
ben_vulpes: true also in communistan, visceral fear of large things in rearview apparently universal. i grew up driving a "suburban", aka "urban assault vehicle"; know full well joys of operating twuk
ben_vulpes: "what median?!"
mircea_popescu: word.
shinohai: http://archive.is/W1aIA "the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) has launched a logo to reassure readers that they are being protected from fake news."
shinohai: A LOGO
shinohai: I'm so saphe now.
mircea_popescu: the sheer idiocy.
mircea_popescu: i hope it's in the shape of a T overimposed over a W. because obviously.
mircea_popescu: "Trigger Warning : you are now venturing into the dangerous waters of publications that do not extend the Clinton-Won-2016-election fanfic." Get me outta here!!!
asciilifeform: that logo existed already , when asciilifeform was a boy : https://rian.com.ua/images/37211/68/372116852.jpg
asciilifeform: ( for extra truthiness, 4 of'em !! )
mircea_popescu: just in case it needed to go to truthcon 4 ?
asciilifeform: aaha.
mircea_popescu: truth CON. see what i did there ? :D
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in the world of quislings ( found via asciilifeform's bl0g referlog, no less ) -- https://www.calyxinstitute.org/about/board << rogue's gallery of tor people, and even... 'riseup'
asciilifeform: #!s riseup
asciilifeform: !#s riseup
a111: 26 results for "riseup", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=riseup
asciilifeform: featuring such honeytraps as a 'Encrypted Internet Peering Project' , 'Secure Broadband Research Testbed' , 'Security & Privacy Focused Mobile Telephony Research' , 'XMPP End-to-End Encryption Standards Development' , etc
asciilifeform: i'd naively imagine theyd've retired and 'unhappened' the name 'riseup' after where it appears in thel0gz.
asciilifeform: ditto debian.
asciilifeform: ' In 2010, after winning a partial release from the gag order, Nick founded The Calyx Institute – a non-profit organization whose goal is to reform the Telecommunications industry with regard to privacy and freedom of expression. Nick has spoken in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC before the 2010 Congressional class, at the Personal Democracy Forum'
asciilifeform: 'Kobi Snitz ... Early in his undergraduate studies in the early 1990's, Kobi has been introduced to the fundamental questions of computer science. These range from questions of computability and the future of computing to questions about computers and society'
asciilifeform: 'Micah Anderson is the co-founder of RiseUp Networks and has been a Unix system administrator for more than a decade. Micah is also a tech activist working on free software, media activism and corralling servers to create grassroots democratic...'
asciilifeform: 'Carey Shenkman is an attorney specializing in human rights ... Yugoslav International Tribunal ... graduated from New York University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the NYU Law Review' ahahahahahaha
asciilifeform: ^ for perma-record.
asciilifeform: https://www.calyxinstitute.org/about/advisory_panel << even moar 'win', includes for instance a 'Brian Snow joined the National Security Agency in 1971 where he became a cryptologic designer and security systems architect. Brian spent his first 20 years at NSA doing and directing research that developed cryptographic components and secure systems. ...'
asciilifeform: and 'Ian Clarke is the founder and coordinator of the Freenet Project...' << single-handed judas goat and jailer of who knows how many idjits who thought they were 'communicating seekoorely'
asciilifeform: and... Laura Poitras.
asciilifeform: holy fuq the sheer number of boecks in one box.
asciilifeform: i had nfi there had been such a box.
asciilifeform: and 'bitcoin accepted here.'
asciilifeform: https://archive.is/qbVyU << they have an artful cheat that pretends page simply never existed when archive.is reads it.
asciilifeform: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/xajDy/?raw=true << plain txt snapshot.
asciilifeform: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/kr8Cr/?raw=true << same for the 1st link.
asciilifeform: and ahahahaha they have a... product !! with membership in their bitcoinfoun^H^H^H^H^H^H^ation, https://www.calyxinstitute.org/membership , you get... a magic gsm modem that logsyerpack^H^H^HH^H^Hprotectsyerpriva^H^H^H^whatever.
asciilifeform: 'The Calyx Institute is registered and files an annual report with the Charities Bureau in the office of the New York State Attorney General'
asciilifeform: didjaknow.
asciilifeform: ( http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/j27Jm/?raw=true )
asciilifeform: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/np5TU/?raw=true << 'education missions'
asciilifeform: this is prolly more than enuff material for the nurembers, i'ma stop here.
asciilifeform: *the nuremberg
asciilifeform: to round it up , summary re 'riseup' : http://btcbase.org/log/2016-09-08#1537389 , http://btcbase.org/log/2016-08-19#1525131 , http://btcbase.org/log/2016-01-04#1360000 , elsewhere.☝︎☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-09-08 17:21 asciilifeform: in other noose, remember the 'riseup' derpatron? the one with the, what, dozen phuctur pops ? well, https://archive.is/PEVaX
a111: Logged on 2016-08-19 13:51 asciilifeform: https://pad.riseup.net/p/87Mazw3Jsdfe_pm/timeslider#11 << multistory lul tower. for instance, i had no idea what is 'riseup' until its pgp keys began to pop.
a111: Logged on 2016-01-04 13:52 mircea_popescu: * Tomiii (~Tommiii@garza.riseup.net) has joined #bitcoin-assets << lolwut.
asciilifeform: + http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-30#1459571 .☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-30 01:34 deedbot: [Recent Phuctorings.] Phuctored: 9 divides RSA Moduli belonging to 'randomnoize (Tor relay operator) <randomnoize@riseup.net>; randomnoize (Tor relay operator) <randomnoize2009@googlemail.com>; ' - http://phuctor.nosuchlabs.com/gpgkey/9319605DD9BFB5972272003BC0D6D2E999783C7256A75BF1BE08178A359F9542
shinohai: lol riseup i thought that hippy shit was ded
asciilifeform: ftmeade serves up same pisswine in new bottle after new bottle, 4evah
asciilifeform: and apparently these particular derps read the l0gz every fucking day, in search of what to steal and what to boeck over.
asciilifeform: ( may be redundant sentence, it isn't as if they had any other use for which to steal )
shinohai: "garza"
shinohai: hue
asciilifeform: aha.
asciilifeform: who knows whether 'shakespeare, or a man by the same name' but still.
asciilifeform: muchly upstack , http://trilema.com/2011/nu-mai-faceti-upgrade-la-nimic-niciodata from earlier mircea_popescu thread is a good read.
asciilifeform: for bonus lulz ( was this intentional, mircea_popescu ? ) the example proggy, 'opera', is a closed turd
asciilifeform: ( and since replaced with a ~different~ closed turd, when they threw out the hand-asm or what was it that norwegian ministry of telecom wrote, and replaced with crapple's engine )
asciilifeform: quoting mircea_popescu's comment for the permal0gz : 'Eu nu ma consider un programator, ca am alta meserie. Sa zicem ca sunt un programator amator. Dar chiar si asa, programator amator cum ma gasesc tot am scris citeva zeci de mii de linii de cod in viata asta. Din care minim zece mii pentru web. Vrei sa-ti spun o chestie ? N-am avut niciodata in nici un caz nicicind gauri de securitate in ele. Niciodata. Noa de ce crezi tu ? Am avut
asciilifeform: noroc ? Poate ca am avut noroc. Sau poate ca am scris cod corect, e si asta o alternativa. A programa masini numerice nu este o activitate inductiva, nu ne jucam de-a programarea, nu facem chestii "sa vedem ce se intimpla". Programarea este o activitate deductiva ... '
asciilifeform: i.e. 'how about fitsinhead'
asciilifeform: ( lessee if i properly ate & shat, 'i do not consider myself a programmer, for i have another craft. let's say i am an amateur programmer. and yet though i am an amateur, i find myself having written tens of thou. of loc in this-here life. and at least a min of 10k loc for web. but wanna hear sumthing ? never have i created a security hole in any. never. do you suppose i simply had good luck ? possibly luck. or possibly i wrote the c
asciilifeform: orrect code! consider that alternative. programming digitalmachines is not an inductive activity, we do not play-pretend at programming, we do not 'let's see what happens' . programming is a ~deductive~ activity...' )
asciilifeform: whole commentthread lulzy.
ben_vulpes: in other racewarz: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/ugly-election-between-white-black-candidates-atlanta-mayor-n826236
asciilifeform: 'The candidates in Tuesday's runoff election for the city's next mayor are both women, both city council members, and both tout support for progressive policies. One is black, the other is white.' << lol so paint the unpainted one, problemsolved!1111!!
asciilifeform: '"There's no way on earth that the city that raised Dr. King … is going to allow ourselves to go backwards," said City Councilman Kwanza Hall.'
ben_vulpes: dontchaknow, whitefolxareevil
ben_vulpes: see also
ben_vulpes: https://nypost.com/2017/11/27/nurse-loses-job-over-post-suggesting-sons-of-white-women-be-sacrificed/
asciilifeform: https://archive.is/ogLAM << lulgem from same rag as ben_vulpes's link, 'People keep finding hidden cameras in their Airbnbs'
ben_vulpes: pahaha
asciilifeform: incidentally i cannot resist to ask ben_vulpes , http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746707 , what is so 'real' about walmartistan ?☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 16:35 ben_vulpes: wow Real America is a hell of a place
ben_vulpes: oh did the sarcasm not come through?
asciilifeform: wasn't sure
asciilifeform: was vaguely implied that it was a worthy place
ben_vulpes: i don't capitalize casually, asciilifeform
asciilifeform: i assumed was simply standard 'teutonic' capitalization, lol
asciilifeform: die Maschinen mogen nicht gefingerpoken und mittengrabben... etc
ben_vulpes: ah haha nono, i'd have strung together a LeverforholdingElevatorTrimAdjustmentMechanisminplacifier together in that case
asciilifeform: english folx laugh at these but there isn't a way to even say them in eng.
asciilifeform: consider who oughta be laughing at whom.
ben_vulpes: years though it has been since i spent any significant time speaking/reading delang i still do not laugh
trinque: what great difference does it make whether the notation spaces the words or not
asciilifeform: asciilifeform ends up emitting things like 'constantspacetimeexponentiator' and he isn't even a german.
trinque: guaranteed the folks reading de are still identifying individual words in the wads
asciilifeform: trinque: it makes a difference, makes tree parsable out
asciilifeform: rather than burying it under the compounds
trinque: if the tree were present it wouldn't be written in a line ltr, not that I argue against the usefulness of being able to synthesize new words.
trinque: tree (or graph really) is still in my noggin
asciilifeform: right, but to put it there costs slightly more.
asciilifeform: and langs without LeverforholdingElevatorTrimAdjustmentMechanisminplacifier tend to get encrusted with abbrev crud, annoyingly.
trinque should be better about making a point rather than implying one
trinque: which was, can and should do so in english
trinque: who's stopping?
trinque goes to find warmhungerstoppingsustenancewads
ben_vulpes: charmingbutunsavvysomedaybrotherinlaw
ben_vulpes: > these crytpo-collectibles are also gender-fluid, able to play the role of either the "dame" or the "sire" when bred
ben_vulpes: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42237162
ben_vulpes: lolcats makin scaling hard for buterin and co
ben_vulpes: but, you know, "child pr0n in teh blockchain!"
asciilifeform: 'At the time of writing, the median, or mid-range, price of a CryptoKitty is approximately $23.06 (£17.19), according to Crypto Kitty Sales. The game's top cat brought in $117,712.12 (£87,686.11) when it sold on Saturday, 2 December.'
asciilifeform: this, i suppose, is the 'industry' in http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746553☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 14:28 mircea_popescu: but the man who decides to pursue pure research and is annoyed that industry meanwhile makes money is in a very strange mental space.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746367 << seems to be back.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 10:31 mircea_popescu: and in other news, http://lurkmore.to/ is now dead ?
asciilifeform: meanwhile, orlol does btc, in his own way... https://cluborlov.blogspot.ru/2017/12/cryptomania.html
asciilifeform: ( almost total rip off http://www.loper-os.org/?p=939 , with 'shit bolted on the side' )
asciilifeform: or perhaps moar fairly, rip of http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2011/04/on-monetary-restandardization.html , http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-bitcoin-dies.html , and one other yarvin that i've misplaced
asciilifeform: representative sample, 'bloodsucking bankers and governments are unlikely to be defeated by an algorithm, no matter how clever, because they use far less technical means to enforce their interests: security agencies, criminal investigators and prosecutors, tax auditors, courts and prisons'
asciilifeform: 'has become a magnet for drug dealers, narcotraffickers, human traffickers, hackers/extortionists and other bad actors. If you use Bitcoin, you automatically end up on the radar of those who hunt for them'
asciilifeform: 'if some government decides that Bitcoin is not its friend, it can simply ask you, nicely at first, to relinquish your cyberwallet to it. I doubt that too many of the Saudi princes that were recently disencumbered of much of their net worth while being tortured by Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh ended up playing coy '
ben_vulpes: drug dealers and narcotraffickers? omai
asciilifeform: and for the gold medal, 'Worse yet, if a government decides that Bitcoin is its friend, it can ask, nicely at first, that all Bitcoin transactions be disclosed to it in a timely manner, complete with the tax ID of the party at each end of every transaction. This would be a clever way for a government to shift to using digital cash without having to pay for any of it. All it would have to do is order “compliance”; Bitcoin’s deve
asciilifeform: lopers would then have to bring their architecture into compliance or risk prosecution for noncompliance. '
asciilifeform: also includes obligatory discussion of shitcoin-of-the-day ( in orlol's case, 'cryptokitties' ) as if they were bitcoin.
asciilifeform: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/GF20z/?raw=true << asciilifeform's comment, preserved in amber, given as orlol has a 5+ yr habit of deleting ideologically impure
asciilifeform: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: asciilifeform: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 11750.27, vol: 12545.61808684 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 11706.0, vol: 54186.59222724 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 11755.0, vol: 3593.74944715 | Volume-weighted last average: 11716.4013971
asciilifeform: apparently no concentration camps until 12000.00 , is the orlolidea.
asciilifeform: ( or 13 ..? which ? )
asciilifeform: 'TheTeddyboy46 said... Virtual Kittens? Now I know Cryptocurrencies are a Scam.' << didjaknow.
asciilifeform: oblig Falkvinge and even Kaiser links.
asciilifeform: even managed to squeeze in the usual spiel re 'physical utility of gold'
asciilifeform: pretty great, apparently d00d blessed with eternal youth, evidently perma-stuck in 2012-14 somewhere.
mircea_popescu: and in other scary things, https://fetlife.com/users/7995439
ben_vulpes: "Sorry my friend, you need to be logged in..."
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746736 << pretty cool. a course in vagueness...☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 17:12 asciilifeform: 'Kobi Snitz ... Early in his undergraduate studies in the early 1990's, Kobi has been introduced to the fundamental questions of computer science. These range from questions of computability and the future of computing to questions about computers and society'
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes https://archive.is/KPpjG/660aa5f6da2780d4a0d5f89f4994708fa6455aec.jpg
mircea_popescu: the caption reads "your favourite slut is back", if that helps anything.
ben_vulpes: can't unsee
ben_vulpes: !!up apeloyee
deedbot: apeloyee voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: not favourite ?
ben_vulpes: n-noooo
mircea_popescu: no one could have predicted.
apeloyee: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-02#1745606 << http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-02#1745647 ; but you probably guessed already.☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-02 22:00 mircea_popescu: !~later tell apeloyee hey, do you want a job working for minigame ?
a111: Logged on 2017-12-02 22:17 mircea_popescu: "oh but mp... really... i can't do anything, not usefully, not well, not within pre-glacial timeframes, not... not..."
mircea_popescu: aite.
apeloyee: I'd like to ask asciilifeform to document the parameter ordering convention in ffa. chapter 1 is straightforward, but the various shifts posted earlier seemed to have their parameters in order which I don't understand.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746771 << as opposed to what exactly "open" turd out there ? http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-03#1746024 ? or what precisely are we comparing to here. openbios ? name the standard "open".☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 17:39 asciilifeform: for bonus lulz ( was this intentional, mircea_popescu ? ) the example proggy, 'opera', is a closed turd
a111: Logged on 2017-12-03 23:41 asciilifeform: re gcc, recall also that it's been put on the usg hitlist, they would like to lead it to a level of dysfunction that will have naive folx welcoming its shooting behind the shed and replacement with Officially blessed clang-llvm
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746777 << quite, yes.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 17:47 asciilifeform: orrect code! consider that alternative. programming digitalmachines is not an inductive activity, we do not play-pretend at programming, we do not 'let's see what happens' . programming is a ~deductive~ activity...' )
ben_vulpes: apeloyee: can also reference them by name in ada; i personally hate positional args
apeloyee: but ffa itself, from what I've seen, does not do that.
ben_vulpes: i will admit to still attempting to fit in head the deduction of carry and borrow algo
apeloyee: what part?
ben_vulpes: working out the full adder; i did verify a bunch of the proof table, and then figured that since i have such a tenuous grasp on the subject matter i should do everything asciilifeform recommended.
ben_vulpes: i also need to understand/fit in head/convince myself of the line re "extends to any N bit register".
ben_vulpes: my personal handicaps are neither here nor there, though
apeloyee: I'm still curious what gcd there will be. I admit defeat regarding the binary GCD I posted earlier - after trying to make an extended GCD out of it, it ballooned to 100+ LOC, and it doesn't work. Meaning it doesn't fit in head... (BTW the orginal code snipped I posted has a mux which always picks wrong input)
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746781 << motherfucker. allowing idiots by the name kwanza indoors is ALREADY THE PROBLEM.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 18:08 asciilifeform: '"There's no way on earth that the city that raised Dr. King … is going to allow ourselves to go backwards," said City Councilman Kwanza Hall.'
mircea_popescu: here's a new atlanta city bylaw : if your name is "kwanza" you go in the pens with the other barn animals.
mircea_popescu: want to go indoors, get a people name.
mircea_popescu: !!up irene_yvonne
deedbot: irene_yvonne voiced for 30 minutes.
ben_vulpes: well, irene_yvonne, who's your daddy and what does he do?
irene_yvonne: hi! we're two friends who saw your article here---> http://trilema.com/2014/ill-pay-for-your-tits/
mircea_popescu: is one friend irene and the other friend yvonne ?
irene_yvonne: yes it is!
mod6: nice
mircea_popescu: cool. so write b28052e6 on irene and e65280b2 on yvonne.
irene_yvonne: is there any extra credit for one pic with two girls? we also have a cute bitcoin poster
mircea_popescu: check it out, ENDIAN TITS!
mircea_popescu: irene_yvonne do one each, what's to keep you.
mircea_popescu takes this opportunity to point out to trinque that LO! (and also... http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746368 )☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 10:39 mircea_popescu: trinque http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/C0G3d/?raw=true
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746857 << plz to be very very specific ? link to specific lines, using http://btcbase.org/patches/ffa_ch1_genesis/tree/☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 21:18 apeloyee: I'd like to ask asciilifeform to document the parameter ordering convention in ffa. chapter 1 is straightforward, but the various shifts posted earlier seemed to have their parameters in order which I don't understand.
asciilifeform: apeloyee ^
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746870 << it will be in 8th or possibly 9th chapter, per current plan. so stay tuned.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 21:32 apeloyee: I'm still curious what gcd there will be. I admit defeat regarding the binary GCD I posted earlier - after trying to make an extended GCD out of it, it ballooned to 100+ LOC, and it doesn't work. Meaning it doesn't fit in head... (BTW the orginal code snipped I posted has a mux which always picks wrong input)
asciilifeform: from this point on i'ma not spoil it.
asciilifeform: in other lulz, somewhat surprisingly orlov posted asciilifeform's comment , http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2017/12/cryptomania.html?showComment=1512503962841#c7729874167721735094
mircea_popescu: eh, still rehashing the http://trilema.com/2013/stage-n-bitcoin-exists/ moldbug talking points ? what is he, 3rd hand pinoy, they only let him have the dead leads ?
asciilifeform: apparently frozen 4evah in year 2013.
mircea_popescu: in this bitcoinarry bit ross, mr levine orlov doesn't get the GOOD leads.
asciilifeform: ( even the typical ru chitchatosphere plankton has advanced from 2013 'sooner or later gas for all' to a 2014 state of the art 'the lizards use btc themselves, hence slow gas' or even a 2015 'lolcatcoin-of-the-future will sink errything as it tanks' etc
asciilifeform: )
mircea_popescu: yeah, so much nonsense available to choose from, why dress from the 2013 dumb store.
asciilifeform: the 'grandmothers sew gold coin into underwear' touch is a bone thrown to his current 'anarchoprimitivist'-flavour-of-dumb readership
apeloyee: i also need to understand/fit in head/convince myself of the line re "extends to any N bit register". << schoolbook addition method shows that the MSB and carry-out depend only on MSB of operands and the carry-in to the most significant place; the carry-in can be derived from result's MSB and the summand's (as their sum modulo 2, aka xor), thus the register width doesn't matter
asciilifeform: ( declared warmism permanently cemented orlov into this company , as typical clitler voter, the other major warmist demographic, tends not to read collapse bl0gz )
apeloyee: plz to be very very specific << chapter 1 is no problem.
asciilifeform: apeloyee: let's work the whole thing here
asciilifeform: take two registers, let's write each from eldest bit to youngest:
asciilifeform: a........{finitely many bits of whatever value}......
asciilifeform: b........{finitely many bits of whatever value}......
asciilifeform: registers X and Y respectively.
apeloyee: asciilifeform: *I* understand.
asciilifeform: so let's write for ben_vulpes et al.
asciilifeform: apologies in advance for log clutter.
asciilifeform: X = a........{finitely many bits of whatever value}...... ; Y = a........{finitely many bits of whatever value}......
asciilifeform: grrrrr X = a........{finitely many bits of whatever value}...... ; Y = b........{finitely many bits of whatever value}......
asciilifeform: carry of X + Y or borrow of X - Y depends on the carry-out of a + b + carry_in , or a - b - borrow_in, respectively.
asciilifeform: i'll expand if ben_vulpes says he wants expansion.
asciilifeform: apeloyee: where then is problem
asciilifeform: re argument notation
asciilifeform: i've been thinking about abolishing function overloading in ffa. ( there is apparently even a pragma for cementing it )
asciilifeform: i've begun to suspect that overloadism is unhealthy, fundamentally.
apeloyee: there was in the old pastes, for example, one procedure FZ_ShiftLeft_O taking 5 arguments, how did you choose thier order?
asciilifeform: and the savings of text 'kilogrammage' -- not worth it.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746785 << i don't get what the fuck ELSE did they imagine it's for ? normal people taking tramps in for a fuck&suck say so. that they don't say so just means they're WEIRD, it doesn't mean "it ain't gonna occur". a tramp's a tramp, a thing, like a hammer, with a proper usage implicit. aaanyway.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 18:13 asciilifeform: https://archive.is/ogLAM << lulgem from same rag as ben_vulpes's link, 'People keep finding hidden cameras in their Airbnbs'
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746799 << faster read. spaces fundamental improvement, like wheel.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 18:27 trinque: what great difference does it make whether the notation spaces the words or not
asciilifeform: apeloyee: it went like this, (OF_in : in WBool; N : in FZ; ShiftedN : out FZ; Count : in WBit_Index; Overflow : out Word)
asciilifeform: 'O' stood for 'outputoverflow'. which in turn was exactly same as FZ_Shift_Left_I , which permitted only ~input~ of overflow; which in turn was otherwise identical to FZ_ShiftLeft, which permitted neither.
apeloyee: are those gone now?
asciilifeform: they are not yet reintroduced.
asciilifeform: this is sadly an instance of http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-02#1745589 , apeloyee : if i can't compactly mark the carry-in and/or carry-out as unreferenced , the compiler shits forth unusably slow bin.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-02 18:08 asciilifeform: diana_coman: you do have a point , though, an ffa that is an ideal mathematical description of every relevant bound, would look slightly different from the ffa i actually have, that has to actually run on idjit cmachine iron in something like real time.
asciilifeform: ( in places where indeed it is unreferenced. )
asciilifeform: so some way of doing so, is forced.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform honestly, i had no idea what the argument PRO overloading was.
asciilifeform: i picked the variant where there are 3 variants of each shifter ( not counting the secret-shift , made per apeloyee's method )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: not really sure. iirc i only had it in 1 place, (not yet introduced in tutorial) , where the 'add' has an incarnation that accepts a single WBool to add instead of a whole fz
asciilifeform: i.e. gated-incrementor
mircea_popescu: if your problem is that you want fuck(brunette) and fuck(redhead) to be pretty much the same thing, how about calling it fuck_brunette() and fuck_redhead() instead.
apeloyee: made per apeloyee's method << lol it's simply a standard barrel shifter done in software
asciilifeform: apeloyee: right
asciilifeform: sorta has to be.
asciilifeform: whole of ffa, in fact,
asciilifeform: is a cpu's alu 'done in software'
asciilifeform: as observed in the end of ch.1.
ben_vulpes: fuck_brunette(cunt), fuck_redhead(cunt)
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746818 << no, this is the lohotry.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 18:54 asciilifeform: this, i suppose, is the 'industry' in http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746553
ben_vulpes: question then arises, how do you know from cunt alone whether to fuck a la brunette or redhead
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746820 << https://archive.is/lurkmore.to extensive outage. maybe time to mirror it.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 19:00 asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746367 << seems to be back.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it is exactly industry tho -- lolcats delivered on-spec, timely , and exactly as the purchasers ordered !111
mircea_popescu: nah. you're just bitter.
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes supposedly redheads are more sensitive.
asciilifeform: to be fair i did not order lolcat. perhaps -- not on time, not to spec, not satisfied users.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it's 100% 3rd world whorefare / niunamenos-ism : here's what you can have, pick.
mircea_popescu: !#s "make my own holes"
a111: 5 results for "\"make my own holes\"", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=%22make%20my%20own%20holes%22
mircea_popescu: lulzy : between feb 14 and may 15 the price dropped 90%.
asciilifeform: and yet -- supposing the numbers have any relation to reality -- it earned moar than all of asciilifeform's creations summed together.
asciilifeform: ( earned for the peddler, that is )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform didn't we do that thing about young male's "business wet dreams" ?
asciilifeform: possibly
mircea_popescu: i think ~every businessman in luxor center for businessmen made moar than all my creations summed together also.
asciilifeform: if one were to believe their plaquards -- then yes
asciilifeform: but in this case i meant , in reality.
mircea_popescu: actually... i don't think. i... know! http://trilema.com/2017/the-day-of-failure-trilemma/#comment-122811
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform what portion of this dogecoin is reality ?
asciilifeform: i'll be the first to admit that i haven't the faintest idea.
asciilifeform: but it isn't beyond the realm of the plausible that the sc4mz0r actually got to take home 100k usd, say.
asciilifeform: or whatever was claimed.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746825 << very fucking lulzy. "zulus are unlikely to be mowed down by machine gun, no matter rate of fire, because THEY ARE REAL MEN"☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 19:33 asciilifeform: representative sample, 'bloodsucking bankers and governments are unlikely to be defeated by an algorithm, no matter how clever, because they use far less technical means to enforce their interests: security agencies, criminal investigators and prosecutors, tax auditors, courts and prisons'
mircea_popescu: suuure.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i think orlol's argument casts us as the zulu, and usg as the d00dz with the maxim
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it's not beyuond the realm of the plausible that i fuck some chick and she delivers 3kgs of solid gold 9 months later, by the same measure of realms.
asciilifeform: if i correctly understood.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform words are "no matter how clever, because they use far less technical means"
mircea_popescu: it's nude and rude anti-intelectualism.
mircea_popescu: ie, big ape better than smart ape.
mircea_popescu: which... is a theory.
apeloyee: asciilifeform: just that 5 positional arguments is a bit too much to remember, and I was asking why, say, Count is fourth, and not, e.g. second, so it would be easier to remember which is which. alternatively, can use named arguments.
mircea_popescu: it just never panned out to date is all.
asciilifeform: apeloyee: i'm leaning to using named arguments AND nonoverloaded shift operators.
asciilifeform: at least for shifts.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the least outrageous formulation iirc was something like 'big ape can stay irrational for longer than smart apes can stay solvent' or how it went.
mircea_popescu: other than flying in the face of both logic and evidence, sure.
asciilifeform: well-thrown brick can fly in the face of gravity for a while.
asciilifeform: ( if thrown hard enuff -- for potentially rather long time )
mircea_popescu: but the baked in assumption is that big ape stays rational ~forever~, and this still doesn't sum up to anything good for it.
mircea_popescu: what, it's going to stay irrational EVEN LONGER THAN FOREVER ?
mircea_popescu: mkay.
mircea_popescu: brick has the speed ^ 4 problem.
asciilifeform: ~nobody actually walks around believing , literally, in 'thousand year reich'. most of the believers, on examination, believe in roughly a 30 yr reich
asciilifeform: or however long they expect to live.
asciilifeform: after that, 'le deluge'
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746827 << i don't get this. so... "fiat didn't work for fiat dorks ergo bitcoin doesn't work".☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 19:33 asciilifeform: 'if some government decides that Bitcoin is not its friend, it can simply ask you, nicely at first, to relinquish your cyberwallet to it. I doubt that too many of the Saudi princes that were recently disencumbered of much of their net worth while being tortured by Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh ended up playing coy '
mircea_popescu: if they had enough fucking sense to a) rocket field and b) bitcoin, there'd have been no hotel.
mircea_popescu: i very honestly can't begin to understand how one goes about calling self "saudi prince", but doesn't have to type in code every few hours or else riyadh is flat.
mircea_popescu: it just boggles the imagination. why ? what ELSE are they doing with their time ?
asciilifeform: evidently 'riyadh prince' in fact turned out to be the item presupposed in the linked orlol : merely a version of american office plankton but with 5 or 6 additional zeroes after the decimal point
asciilifeform: but just as easily separated from all of it with well-placed kick
mircea_popescu: i dunno how the original ibn saud tolerated the schmucks tbh.
mircea_popescu: !#s stalin blind kittens
a111: 0 results for "stalin blind kittens", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=stalin%20blind%20kittens
mircea_popescu: pfff. it's in there.
asciilifeform: ( see also http://btcbase.org/log/2015-04-07#1090204 )☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-04-07 00:10 mircea_popescu: just like having a car doesn't alow having gasoline. it's true that often people who have cars also independently have gasoline, but the two are fundamentally unrelated, and there is such a thing as the fool's breakdown, ie, car's outta gas on the side of hte road.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-01-10#1365227☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-01-10 16:52 asciilifeform: 'when i am gone, they will strangle the lot of you like kittens'
mircea_popescu: !!up irene_yvonne
deedbot: irene_yvonne voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: totally forgot about the french twins. how's it going you two ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform aha ty.
irene_yvonne: mircea_popescu: https://imgur.com/a/IVblB
irene_yvonne: is that ok?
ben_vulpes: nice lipstick graffiti in that first one
mircea_popescu: irene_yvonne quite ok. i take it this;d be irene then ?
mircea_popescu: o both of them, scroll trick.
irene_yvonne: yeap
mircea_popescu: cool. irene_yvonne address ?
irene_yvonne: i'm setting up electrum wallet as we speak, give me a few minutes and i'll give you the address
mircea_popescu: alright, just don't lose yer connection.
irene_yvonne: ok!
irene_yvonne: mircea_popescu: 12GLJWgNUcXSUGpv1SriZEEj1iDDuCDNBr
mircea_popescu: !!withdraw 12GLJWgNUcXSUGpv1SriZEEj1iDDuCDNBr 0.04
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/02fxT/?raw=true
mircea_popescu: irene_yvonne be a few hours till trinque gets around to it.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746858 << vs whichever, 'lynx', 'firefox', etc. 'opera' was microshit-closed, where you get a few MB of x86 binariolade.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 21:18 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1746771 << as opposed to what exactly "open" turd out there ? http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-03#1746024 ? or what precisely are we comparing to here. openbios ? name the standard "open".
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i very honestly dun see the difference (talking here of ancient opera, not hte ipadization)
irene_yvonne: mircea_popescu: the article said that this isn't one time offer. So, any other photo ideas?
asciilifeform: 'open' contemplated above is the very basic 1990s sense, where 'can i take source, and build for my mips r4000' etc.
mircea_popescu: irene_yvonne not at the moment, but conceivably. how did you end up on it anyway ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform glhf. can't do such, as we've discovered, with ~anything anyway.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: firefox ( at least few yrs ago ) -- built.
asciilifeform: today -- lynx , still ( of last try ) .
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform permit me to link you to http://trilema.com/2017/lets-revisit-the-google-is-irrelevant-discussion/#comment-123812
asciilifeform: trinque has buncha various built for ppc.
mircea_popescu: whenever oen tries -- it doesn't. for as long as one does not try -- "it does just fine".
irene_yvonne: a friend told me about it
mircea_popescu: well, you might consider making yourself a rsa key and registering with deedbot
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: speaking strictly of items known to actually work. ( at one time trinque posted a list of what built, and what did not, on his g5 ppc. iirc . trinque ? )
mircea_popescu: like the previous chick ( http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=from%3Awer )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i think you take mah meanings.
asciilifeform: possibly.
asciilifeform: but will note that, e.g., trb, builds cleanly on e.g. arm ( and iirc ppc also )
asciilifeform: no one afaik yet tried mips, or itanic, or yet moar obscure.
mircea_popescu: lmao, block verification on itanic!
asciilifeform: i simply dun fully buy into the 'gnarly source is exactly same level of retardation as straight microshitization'. it isn't quite same thing.
asciilifeform: palpably separate circles of hell.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the item was very much as described, ~"handwritten asm"
asciilifeform: this -- possible.
mircea_popescu: this is not the same as llvm or wisual-c shittery.
asciilifeform: was iirc surprisingly compact.
asciilifeform: actually reversing hand-asm is a royal bitch compared to gcc or even vs output
asciilifeform: possibly counterintuitively.
asciilifeform: ( do i gotta explain why, or is it obvious )
mircea_popescu: yes, but it IS legitimate source.
asciilifeform: notrly. even handasm item tends to use lotsa macroasm.
asciilifeform: and various other 'cheats' of mass-reduction.
mircea_popescu: there is that.
mircea_popescu: let me put it the proper way : one can not forbid mel from using his craft ; mel can not be required to "learn fortran" to "upgrade" and "keep with the times".
asciilifeform: fwiw when asciilifeform reversed winblowz crapware all day , every day, with timebudget of approx 2days per item, he muchly preferred to encounter vs-built crapola, vs hand-.
mircea_popescu: i believe.
asciilifeform: and fwiw at this point mel is mostly dead.
asciilifeform: ( though -- not entirely . )
mircea_popescu: i also believe.
asciilifeform: from orlolcommentz: ' Much to my surprise, it doesn't translate internationally as easily as one might think. I have a - very - little gold. When I wanted to sell some here in Ecuador early this year, I discovered that in fact there is no-one in Ecuador who buys gold. Moreover, there is also no-one who would take it back to the Perth Mint [Australia] from whence it came. DHL and Fed-Ex only move papers!! There are no couriers. !! I t
asciilifeform: ook it wiht me to Russia - Vladivostok, where I was informed even by the Sperbank branch, that they had no precious metals assayist, for all they knew it could be fake, and thus they too refused to buy it. Luckily for me, I had a private backup for funds, but - it could have been dicey. '
mircea_popescu: o this is ridoinculous
mircea_popescu went on a shopping spree bought gold shit for womenz.
mircea_popescu: so it turns out i own much more gold than teh proponent ?
mircea_popescu: !!up irene_yvonne
deedbot: irene_yvonne voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform was just having a 'spot the gold' exercise in machineroom with pet
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: evidently d00d thought 'gold! movable, liquid, easily testable, 0 tx fee!' 'or hm mebbe not...' moment
mircea_popescu: thing with gold is that it doesn't take altogether much (volume) to get a kg or two
asciilifeform: a kg occupies ~same space as 'standard' chocolate bar.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform thing is, i could prolly sell the girls for their quite literal weight in gold, if it came to it.
mircea_popescu: so who wants teh gold.
asciilifeform: i know of 3 types who want -- 1) crowned heads, largely from inertia 2) gypos, of various nations 3) idjits who 'i'ma usgproof me savings with magic metal'
mircea_popescu: better usgproof with teh womenz.
asciilifeform: i suppose could add a small '4' , a handful of industries ( pcb electroplating shops ) but that's about it.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: afaik old reddit derp can't buy 35 grams of woman.
mircea_popescu: myeah, you;'d have to go to riyadh
mircea_popescu: oh... wait. dayum.
asciilifeform: lol
mircea_popescu: whole shebang might've just become illiquid!
mircea_popescu suddenly realises how the news relates to him!!1
asciilifeform owns no au beyond what's on the pcbs; reformed former user of au-flavoured goxes, at this point many yrs ago.
asciilifeform: my only mental association with the concept of walking around with small piece of gold -- is the crematorium, the gold teeth pit.
asciilifeform: ( it was also, i suppose , a rings, earrings, pit.. )
mircea_popescu: porcelain better anyway
mircea_popescu: they've been taking out the amalgamated caps.
asciilifeform: aha, long time nao.
asciilifeform: btw mircea_popescu re 46.166.160.36 / http://thebitcoin.foundation/trusted-nodes.html : is that box still around ? because if it is, yer trb is hung
asciilifeform: or otherwise it dun answer nomoar.
asciilifeform: ( it is listed as belonging to mircea_popescu )
mircea_popescu: wasn't this the whole pile at the hoster we discontinued ?
mircea_popescu: ip seems right iirc
asciilifeform: that's what i suspected
mod6: ok, will remove.
asciilifeform: mod6 has been maintaining a maximally current list . that line prolly oughta be struck.
asciilifeform: cool
mircea_popescu: sorry, shoulda said something i guess
asciilifeform: the others -- appear, fwiw, to work.
asciilifeform: also notably, mircea_popescu , yer trb box was the champ medallist, outlived even dulap.
mircea_popescu: i dindu nuffin
asciilifeform: ( was alive a few wks ago, unless my memory betrays me )
asciilifeform: lolk
asciilifeform: while we're on subj : zoolag @ 462075 .
mod6: updated. thanks asciilifeform.
asciilifeform: asciilifeform is also in the process of standing up trb on dulap-III , an opteron monster not yet homed.
asciilifeform: 32 cpu, 256GB RAM, 1TB ( 750G after raid5 ) 'samsung pro' ssd.
mircea_popescu: "Why exactly does a browser need to ship with any preconceived notions of how to decode video and graphics? Or audio, or text, for that matter?" << fundamentally, because we don't want to permit it to run code.
asciilifeform: pretty sure we did this thread
asciilifeform: no fewer than twice
mircea_popescu: hm. i think you're right
asciilifeform: ( given as item is from ancient asciilifeform article... )
asciilifeform: 'p' stack machine ( to be featured in last episode of ffa series ) is a demo of sane ( e.g. demonstrably-correct and bounded , yet usefully complete operator set ) code execution.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2015-10-14#1298929 << first, afaik, public mention. pre-dates ffa.☝︎
a111: Logged on 2015-10-14 20:15 asciilifeform: 'p' (draft title) - for the old pgp.
asciilifeform: the thing ffa enables, is to make the 'this-here program takes known number of cycles, and known total bitness of memory' guarantee into an actually feasible thing.
mircea_popescu: math-code-only separator
mircea_popescu: as opposed to control instructions
asciilifeform: there are control instruction, what.
asciilifeform: but if you haven't executed a Q ( halt ) before the stated tick count, yer program is deemed notwellformed.
asciilifeform: ( i.e. if it was intended to be a signature -- it evaluates to 'this is rubbish'; if cryptogram -- ditto; etc )
asciilifeform: not Q-ing before cycle count elapsed, is eggog, same as e.g. div0 .
mircea_popescu: what control instructions are there ?
asciilifeform: there is a forth-style decrementvariable-and-jumpifnotzero.
mircea_popescu: not what i meant. more like "no shell()". no leaving-frame, how shall we put it
asciilifeform: ah lol
mircea_popescu: btw you never got back to me, how many ssds was it ?
asciilifeform: why would we have those.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 4.
mircea_popescu: we wouldn't. that's the point.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform and what type ?
asciilifeform: i thought this was clear from the http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-05#1747116 picture☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-05 23:30 asciilifeform: 32 cpu, 256GB RAM, 1TB ( 750G after raid5 ) 'samsung pro' ssd.
mircea_popescu: a cool.
asciilifeform: they're quarter-TBs , such as are sold for industrial temps, '10yr warranty' ( to this day i have nfi how one might go about claiming warranty on a hdd , but we digress ) etc
mircea_popescu: it's for putting in the field.
asciilifeform: i have been using the konsoomer version of similar 'disks' , for some yrs, this type has created the fewest headaches in asciilifeform's machineroom, among 4 various vendors'
asciilifeform: ( i have not tried intel's, simply cannot bring myself to buy. but tried afaik every major other . )
asciilifeform: 'sandisk' is rubbish, fit to stoke oven; 'toshiba' is ~ok ; samsung ok, good for several dozen whole-surface writes, typically ; other types tried to date -- rubbish
asciilifeform: 'kingston' is ~ok for a box that dun write much of anything to disk
asciilifeform: i dun recall specifically whom i left out , of this list, but that's more or less all of the major players.
asciilifeform: ( mircea_popescu , ben_vulpes , trinque , other folx with serious machine fleet, consider to chime in re disk-sellers 0
asciilifeform: )
mircea_popescu: just about, toshiba & samsung
asciilifeform: sadly there is not afaik a known way to make'em 'trim' when they hang off a raid card. but otoh samsung repeatedly shipped units with buggy 'trim' , that randomly zeroed blocks.
asciilifeform: so there is that.
asciilifeform: ( they , characteristically, blamed linux kernel . )