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shinohai: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: shinohai: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 8902.9, vol: 15050.74309679 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 8897.0, vol: 51352.4650202 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 8884.5, vol: 7916.24617432 | Volume-weighted last average: 8896.86337773
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo soo, you're buying your ticket wednesday or what was it ?
hanbot: speaking of that wednesday, it's rather incredible how little discussion there is on the matter, especially considering http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-10#1783160 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-10 14:58 mircea_popescu: nevertheless, reality can only be elided at significant personal sacrifice and over short intervals. so, to repeat it : there is no future for the republic without an isp.
hanbot: i suppose the amount of time it's taken to get to this point while the same death knell was present makes it easy to imagine things could just continue as they are, but i tell you that seems pretty dangerous.
hanbot: and i'd think salvaging bb's mission closer to the goal --any point closer than zero--, would be just about top priority. hence figure it out, and well before wednesday morning comes around.
diana_coman: I admit I don't really get what the sticking point is there in asciilifeform's calculations: the potential tax on shipped equipment? the cost of BingoBoingo ? the cost of racks? not enough sure revenue (how the fuck)? what?
ave1: Hanbot and Diana_coman, I thought so too. The past couple of days has cost me a few nights sleep. My thoughts here: http://ave1.org/2018/from-the-proverbial-peanut-gallery/
shinohai: Gah, the logs I wake to of late.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> BingoBoingo soo, you're buying your ticket wednesday or what was it ? << I was planning on picking it up Thursday if there has been no interest through Wednesday in channel on a takeover mission for this venture. I can extend the timeline a bit, if it is prudent to do so.
BingoBoingo: <hanbot> and i'd think salvaging bb's mission closer to the goal --any point closer than zero--, would be just about top priority. hence figure it out, and well before wednesday morning comes around. << I can only hope other people are doing math and weighting costs versus warming up their other ISP plans they may have put on hold.
diana_coman: quite some very good points there in my opinion ave1
diana_coman: BingoBoingo, have you read that?
BingoBoingo: I am re-reading it a few times. Certainly it is helpful in a way that the gabriel_laddel-ism http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/2018/02/09/a-long-descent-into-the-cargo-cult/#comment-114684 is not
TomServo: I'd very much like to see this endeavor succeed and would gladly offer assistance. I don't want to get out line if this discussion is for L1.
BingoBoingo: TomServo: At this point the discussion looks like it would be a way to get into L1
lobbes: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-13#1783471 << I can't speak for others, but talk (and opinions) are cheap! Only one willing to consider shouldering the post-mp burden/risk thus far has been asciilifeform. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-13 06:48 hanbot: speaking of that wednesday, it's rather incredible how little discussion there is on the matter, especially considering http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-10#1783160
lobbes: I'm a regular poorfag, but fuck, what is it FOOD for BingoBoingo that is standing in the way in alf's calcs? If that's what it takes I can throw a months worth of food in btc to bb as a one-time gift.  (Though I think issue was longterm coin-to-food conveyor)
lobbes: Bbl, mines
TomServo: For clarification, is the S.NSA gear verboten? Are phf's flight/courier arrangements still on the table?
BingoBoingo: lobbes: If necessary BingoBoingo can do some ugly things to keep fed. http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-11#1783247 Follows from BingoBoingo being a sort of religious fanatic ideologically aligned with the Republic, even if my inexperience and inability to effectively self direct are an impediment lords taking over this venture would need to compensate for. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-11 14:00 mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo what your lack of experience isn't informing you is that you have a very significant advantage. your ~7k per annum cost compares very VERY favorable to what empire pays to hire a walmart drone (25k or so base + 20k or so in overload). the walmart drone costs 6x what you do, and i daresay they do not do 1/6th of what you do. just because you came out short of lordship in the field does not now mean the baseline of
BingoBoingo: That being said for my health I would like a proposal that includes the possibility of a BingoBoingo exit date away from cargo cult Alcoholics Anonymous
shinohai: I've done ugly things to stay fed .... worked with fatty camgirls, etc. But echoing http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-10#1783160 none of my ventures have any future without isp. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-10 14:58 mircea_popescu: nevertheless, reality can only be elided at significant personal sacrifice and over short intervals. so, to repeat it : there is no future for the republic without an isp.
shinohai: Aside from Qntra I have no reliable income, so that brings all to screeching halt here.
BingoBoingo to shut up for a bit and compile as much of the ave1 requested material together into a blog and explore the possibility of making arrangements for a Dentist to follow the BingoBoingo camp to old country.
mod6: I don't want to through good money after bad here.
mod6: So, indeed, I think we all want to see the ISP idea work. But after this entire snafu, I'm still confused as to what went wrong here. The foundation's plan here was in motion to bring machines there directly. Because of the ugly possible VAT or dissappearing of boxes themselves.
mod6: If part of the plan was to build machines on demand for customers, it sounds like we're in the wrong locale for that.
mod6: I'm gonna look at some things, will report back later.
deedbot: http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/2018/02/13/twelve-runs-of-speedtest-cli-from-the-qntra-server/ << Bingo Blog - Twelve Runs Of speedtest-cli From The Qntra Server
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-13#1783489 << S.NSA gear is not verboten, but my absolute deadline to leave expires in less than an hour ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-13 14:37 TomServo: For clarification, is the S.NSA gear verboten? Are phf's flight/courier arrangements still on the table?
mod6: On it.
TomServo: Sucks, I think getting that gear there was a critical piece.
mod6: Yeah. Stand-by.
lobbes: << this is the key question needing resolving, imo. "Is it worth it to continue throwing good money into orc-hole?". After BB's deep descent into the cargo cult looking for chassis n' such, it is certainly suggestive of more "tree-forts everywhere" ala http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-08#1782956 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-08 23:20 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-08#1782932 << the only point to my eyes is that someone fucked in the head enough to run something they call "datacenter" without one ton of spare racks laying about is not distinguishable from three twelve year old white boys in a "tree fort" running a "porn business" through taking complicatedly filtered ipad shots of their own palms.
lobbes: But for now I'll shut up and leave room for my betters to work out that question. Back to saeculum mines, and then archive-o-tronics
ben_vulpes: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-13#1783475 << this is not that clear to me. what i've penciled out is that there are some ~1.8kusd monthly of rack rental buy side floating around, and mircea_popescu's plan as i understand it was to build and rent vpsen to get to breakeven, which still needs someone in teh forums hawking vps ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-13 07:56 diana_coman: I admit I don't really get what the sticking point is there in asciilifeform's calculations: the potential tax on shipped equipment? the cost of BingoBoingo ? the cost of racks? not enough sure revenue (how the fuck)? what?
shinohai: Can't sell what doesn't exist, neh?
ben_vulpes: shinohai: elaborate?
mod6: BingoBoingo: how much revenue was going to be pulled down by non-vps customers per month? The foundation had said "we want 2U", so that accounts for us.
shinohai: If there are currently no vps boxxen to sell, cannot exactly sell anything besides promisetronic
mod6: (trying to establish how much VPS needs to be sold to make up the difference just to break even on bills)
ben_vulpes: shinohai: obviousl.
phf: TomServo: it's critical only in a sense that the immediate opportunity was squandered, but right now most important is to provide bb with enough fiat to stay afloat, next requirement is to provide bb with enough fiat to pay dc fees, because those two are the ones that are going to shut down the operation
ben_vulpes: i'm guessing the initial subscription of just rack space comes to around 1.7k/mo; waving hands at a vps setup "special get us to breakeven" deal slicing up one of the mega boxes asciilifeform described implies a breakeven at some 57 monthly rentals at 20 usd/mo (which buys 4.5GB of ram, notbad.jpg in the grand scheme of things, but the tiny straw of bandwidth weighs against this)
ave1: BingoBoingo: read carefully these are not requests but suggestions, I even left some out. Also, at this point you still have a partner and I do not know your arrangements, so check before publishing what might be important / secret business operational data.
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: Another higher margin activity which can be marketed is good old fashioned shared hosting.
BingoBoingo: ave1: At this point the journey to here is documented in existing blog posts, there is no harm in collecting that data into a single larger post for the convenience not only of people who might be considering taking on this particular effort, but for those who may want to undertake their own as well.
ben_vulpes: neglecting shared hosting, and again waving hands at a sales rate on vps slicen of 10/mo and zero churn etc, thing could hit breakeven on the rack alone sometime in august
phf: ben_vulpes: it's $1423 for 20/200 pipe and $900 for 2.5KW rack (his pipe is effectively 18/183)
ben_vulpes: phf: yeah i rolled IVA into that number, is that wrong for some reason?
phf: ben_vulpes: didn't you lose a $1000 then, it works out to 2741/mo
ben_vulpes: i pulled 2834.06/mo from http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/2018/02/03/pricing-information-fun-with-numbers/ , estimated some 1.7k in rental subscriptions from l1/2
phf: oh oh
phf: i missed the "estimated from l1/2" bit
ben_vulpes: yeah, it was a bit further up, "~1.8k monthly of rack rental buy side floating around"
asciilifeform: !!up alienatu
deedbot: alienatu voiced for 30 minutes.
diana_coman: phf I think what is actually shutting down the operation is a. lack of someone capable & willing to take it in hand i.e. provide very detailed instructions to BingoBoingo b. fuzziness as to what operation there really is atm + what operation can actually be had at the location
asciilifeform: fwiw asciilifeform is able to supply (a) . problem is (b)
diana_coman: asciilifeform, so ask BingoBoingo exactly for what is needed to un-fuzz; that's what all the detailed instructions is all about
asciilifeform: diana_coman: there's two problems , 'technical' and 'business'. technical is solvable. the part that bites, is the 'business'
diana_coman: so a.1 is technical capable person a.2 business capable person
diana_coman: and apparently you can supply a.1; missing a.2
asciilifeform: it is not clear to me that 'vps marketed to heathens, for btc' is a viable model. but then again i am not business wizard, possibly someone with mp-level brain could have done this
asciilifeform: as far as i can see, there is a shortage of heathens who have any btc to spend to begin with. (much less who want to spend it on a vps)
diana_coman: out of curiosity why marketed to heathens?
asciilifeform: because l1 doesn't use , afaik, vps
asciilifeform: ( am i mistaken ? )
mod6: i use a few for various things.
diana_coman: iirc there were some vps ran by l1, what; as sandboxes if nothing else
asciilifeform: l1 appears good for a certain amount of raw verticalspace rental. but not the 0.5btc's worth (at current usd rate) required to keep op in the black
diana_coman: asciilifeform, so maybe make the plan + offer and see what feedback you get on it?
diana_coman: fwiw I am certainly interested in being a customer of TMSR ISP but I've been waiting and waiting to see concrete offers; being a bit on the other side of the world doesn't help much re moving iron there either but presumably at some point I can even get that sorted in some way; if there is some ISP to get sorted to, of course
diana_coman: but I suppose asciilifeform's obv is correct in that a.2 is missing still
asciilifeform: diana_coman: dare i ask if you have a theory of how a bisp could stay in the black without taking heathen coin ?
diana_coman: I think it can sell enough to l1(+l2 perhaps) but I haven't run the numbers etc (because I'm already juggling lots as it is)
ben_vulpes: diana_coman: i've only tallied up ~1.7k/mo in l1 space rental
diana_coman: in other words this can be put as: tmsr's l1 atm is not big enough yet to support an isp of its own
asciilifeform: diana_coman: could be enuff. depending on what people are willing to pay.
ben_vulpes: aaand that assumes that the 5 slots mircea_popescu wants don't overlap with s.nsa
diana_coman: asciilifeform, the point is to sell more not pricier, neh? so: depending on how much people are willing to USE the isp
asciilifeform: diana_coman: i meant, in sum
asciilifeform: ( if we have 5 people who each want 3 boxes, is just as good as if we have 3 who each want 5 )
diana_coman: yes, how big is not a head count strictly of course; put it as how powerful if that is clearer
asciilifeform: right
asciilifeform: the rough measure appears to be, if l1 is good for 0.5 btc / mo. ( at the current rate) -- bisp runs. if rate loses a 0 -- it turns into 5. if grows a 0 -- becomes 0.05 .
asciilifeform: ( if someone believes this equation to contain a mistake -- i would like to hear about it asap )
ben_vulpes: i'll buy it
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: which it
ben_vulpes: the equation, it pencils out over here as well.
asciilifeform: aa.
mod6: yeah, this seems to make sense to me.
mod6: BingoBoingo: Are you there?
BingoBoingo: mod6: I am baking blog post summarizing where this thing is.
mod6: We have some questions for you.
BingoBoingo: Well, present the questions?
lobbes: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-13#1783544 << fwiw I will certainly purchase/use a bbisp vps as well. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-13 17:41 mod6: i use a few for various things.
deedbot: http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/2018/02/13/a-summary-of-bbisp-activity/ << Bingo Blog - A Summary Of BBisp Activity
mod6: !~later tell jurov Please to ping me as soon as you get a chance.
mod6: damnit
mod6: !~ later tell jurov Please to ping me as soon as you get a chance.
mod6: ok maybe bot is down.
mod6: jurov: please ping me when you're around.
lobbes: !Qlater tell jurov plox to ping mod6 once ya get the chance
lobbesbot: lobbes: The operation succeeded.
lobbes: Redundancy ftw!
mod6: oh, thanks, didn't even know. good work lobbes.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/experimental-results/ << Trilema - Experimental results
diana_coman: in other issues: rfc on oaep for tmsr, see http://trilema.com/2017/tmsr-rsa-spec-extremely-early-draft/#comment-124596
asciilifeform: diana_coman: that was the openproblem that produced the thread which ultimately turned into mp's-hash etc
shinohai: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-13#1783582 <<< lobbes this may be something you and I might discuss you overtaking, since I likely am not going to be able to bring back jhvh1 with current isp woes, etc. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-13 19:31 lobbes: Redundancy ftw!
ben_vulpes: somehow lobbes trinque phf asciilifeform can run bots without the republican isp but all of a sudden shinohai cannot?
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: not to mention eulora, trilema, somehow seem to run..
ben_vulpes: aha
asciilifeform: ( since mircea_popescu seems to be sleeping i'ma have to run the emulator : 'it's because they are part of my Adult World, not this stinking kindergarten' )
shinohai: eulora and trilema have funding that shinohai does not. Might move it to home box, remains to be seen.
mod6: re rota: http://btcbase.org/log/2013-01-21#-156893 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2013-01-21 21:12 mod6: wat
mod6: Alright, the Bitcoin Foundation has been discussing all day about using funds to support the bbisp. We are ready to make that commitment.
mod6: Arrangements are being made currently.
BingoBoingo: Is this a takeover?
BingoBoingo: Please say yes
mod6: The aim is to supply you with funds to continue operations. And to relieve you of debt to Mr. Popescu.
mod6: We propose to pay him outright, relieving him of obligations to the venture.
mod6: We hope, to retain Mr. Popescu as a customer, as well as ``Minigame'', S.MG, so known.
asciilifeform: somebody plox wake up mircea_popescu
asciilifeform: ( let's to hope he has a bell that rings when called... asciilifeform at one time did )
mod6: Someone also wake up jurov.
mod6: Furthermore, we will bring management and retain BingoBoingo for his services as 'Remote-Hands'.