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mod6: Ladies and Gentlemen of The Most Serene Republic, The Bitcoin Foundation presents The State of Bitcoin Address for February: http://therealbitcoin.org/ml/btc-dev/2018-March/000292.html
mircea_popescu: in other random lulz, https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9562597 turns into https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11417018 ; from may to april. and yet the pantsuit within the enraged STILL credits pantsuit "academia" with the transformation.
mod6: :D
mircea_popescu: i r entertaint.
mircea_popescu: "Virtue signaling persists only because too few of us are willing to speak out against it. The good news is that I've noticed an increasing amount of opposition to political correctness culture in the FOSS world. We're fighting back, and we're winning, albeit slowly."
mircea_popescu: ~THEY~ r fighting back! and winning! so sez hackernews profile in feb 2016 ; hasn't really been heard from in a coupla years. for so much wins.
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/no-such-labs-snsa-february-2018-statement/ << Trilema - No Such lAbs (S.NSA), February 2018 Statement
asciilifeform: + http://trilema.com/2018/no-such-labs-snsa-february-2018-statement/#comment-124803
mod6 reads
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform ah i see!
ben_vulpes: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a34n54/modern-monetary-theory-explained << everything must be free
lobbes: in lobbes' hopper updates: I think I will need to refocus on first wrapping my head around V before moving too much further with my download-archive-zips-o-tron. This is due to the newly illuminated (to me) causes of: 1) in order to solve the duplicate problem (which needs solving before I can ethically charge for files), I will -eventually- need to leverage Republican authored solutions (e.g. http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-24#1785983). 2) if I' ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-24 21:40 mircea_popescu: it's going to get built tho, he'll need a binary tree model, a merkle tree-izer, and an elastic hash-er for sure.
lobbes: m going to be a proper Lord of the Republic, I need to be able to wield the most fundamental of Republican tools
lobbes: so my current side-quest is to get ave1's mp-wp pressed and working (I have php 5.6 on my test machine so this should come in handy). lobbesblog right now is all 'manual html' with 'manual comments' a la dpb's, so I'ma need a more automated comments/publishing mechanism anyway. This oughta kill two birds with one stone, with added benefit that I can publish a n00b guide with notes on journey.
lobbes: though right now I'm still stepping through alf's v99 (v.py), which has been a useful learning tool thus far
mircea_popescu: lobbes that's not even the cannonical item ; hanbot is working on a no-binary genesis for it on phf's new version vdiff.
mircea_popescu: which i don't even recall, was it released yet or ? ☟︎
ben_vulpes: yes but then no ☟︎
mircea_popescu: cannes, you know, "un certain release"
ben_vulpes: diana_coman, mircea_popescu: i apologize for the hysteresis in server specs, but i failed to procure the cable i need for the high-throughput raid card in time to board tomorrow. i'm provisioning the machine reserved for your use with a software raid10 for installation this week, but you have the option to wait an uncertain amount of time for me to get the cable down to the dc and reprovision it with a much
ben_vulpes: faster hardware raid array. your choice.
mircea_popescu: o ffs. software raid ~= virtual blowjob.
ben_vulpes: i apologize sincerely.
ben_vulpes: i can also abort this provisioning run and install directly to the ssd if you'd prefer
mircea_popescu: will hafta get back to you on this, but tis kinda meh!
ben_vulpes: i deeply agree.
mircea_popescu: install directly to the what now ?
ben_vulpes: well there are 4 ssds in the machine, i can install an os to one of them and let you mount the other three however you'd like
mircea_popescu: i don';t get it, what's os installing to do with anything ?
ben_vulpes: 'tis at least a usable machine, if sw raid is so abhorrent; thought the option was worth offering. doesn't sound like you have any interest though.
mircea_popescu: well, this is a fundamental, at least to me, service pizarro is offering, GENUINE raid. ie, raid installed by republican hands out of genuine components etc. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: pantsuit implementations, be they software or dubiola are all kinda akin from this perspective. akin to nothing at all, that is.
ben_vulpes: very useful feedback in nailing down hardware spec, ty
mircea_popescu: when are you leaving anyway ?
ben_vulpes: tomorrow, late
mircea_popescu: an' no raid cables to be found in cascadia ?!
ben_vulpes: this is the ass end of nowhere, populated entirely by apple fanbois
mircea_popescu: hm.
ben_vulpes: think fairbanks but with even fewer useful people
ben_vulpes: i have like 2 long shots to try tomorrow
mircea_popescu: prolly worth fedexing one to uy address.
ben_vulpes: that is one of the things i'm going to try, yeah
ben_vulpes: also walking the list of craigslist server vendors emailing any that look halfway competent to see if they have what i need
ben_vulpes: "vendors"
ben_vulpes: kids disposing of retired servers from the office, really
mircea_popescu: who could have ever guessed this economy of the future wasn't going to be all that.
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/03/italian-election-results-raise-possibility-of-italeave-coalition-government/ << Qntra - Italian Election Results Raise Possibility of #Italeave Coalition Government
mircea_popescu: holy shit, ciclists aren't people. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: so if one day i decide to play golf in the fucking road, that's it, everyone's stuck accomodating my 10mph electric golf cart (in the best of cases, but more generally my 1.2 mph half blind 165yo caddy) ?
mircea_popescu: fuck that dumb shit, i don't care some slick scammer sold them on the idea it's a conveyance. it's not more of a conveyance than any fucking kitchen robot, that also sorta-kinda moves around on the countertop.
mircea_popescu: i don't see any fucking roman oxcarts plaguing the highways, and i'd better fucking not see any more of these hipster doofuses either.
ben_vulpes: someday riding down offending cyclists will no longer be frowned upon and the world will rejoice
mircea_popescu: word, ima get a cowgrate on my car, except for the other sort of cow.
mircea_popescu: not even ride them down per se, let nature take its course and cripple them instead.
ben_vulpes: i'm going to go for the wheel-mounted blades
mircea_popescu: hopefully get eaten by dingo pack. in the usual fashion dingos hunt, ie evisceration.
ben_vulpes off on last-ditch shot at component sourcing
mircea_popescu: gl
ben_vulpes: in the middle of rush hour no less
mircea_popescu: 10 am ?!
ben_vulpes: folks are lazy here
mircea_popescu: jaysus
ben_vulpes: it's 830, actually
mircea_popescu: oh
ben_vulpes once did time in a shop where folks struggled to make the daily check in at 10a
mircea_popescu: sometimes i forget this land flattens out towards teh anus.
BingoBoingo: <ben_vulpes> it's 830, actually << Ah, you are only traveling 5 hours into the future this week.
mircea_popescu: in other news, nikki cardenas (kink.com bills her "skylar price" for some incomprehensible reason) has a great gangbang personality.
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 11511.19, vol: 10048.11870520 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 11517.0, vol: 28010.94120019 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 11520.0, vol: 4572.39132924 | Volume-weighted last average: 11515.9523604
mircea_popescu: !!up bvulpes_about
deedbot: bvulpes_about voiced for 30 minutes.
bvulpes_about: thx
bvulpes_about: !~ticker --market all
jhvh1: bvulpes_about: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 11518.86, vol: 10090.23300143 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 11512.0, vol: 27967.2515064 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 11515.0, vol: 4614.54323181 | Volume-weighted last average: 11513.9465358
mod6: :]
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-03-05#1786908 http://btcbase.org/log/2018-03-05#1786909 << must've been some miscommunication on my part, but both sha and keccak versions of vdiff, in working state, have been out since last wednesday ☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-03-05 05:20 mircea_popescu: which i don't even recall, was it released yet or ?
a111: Logged on 2018-03-05 05:31 ben_vulpes: yes but then no
phf: the release have been branched, and you press to two different heads if you want a sha or keccak version, but specifically for hanbot's purposes, sha vdiff is available, with the "no newline" issue fixed, as per http://barksinthewind.com/2018/vtools-keccak/#selection-95.221-99.40 ☟︎
phf: spyked reported another C attribute annotation issue since then http://btcbase.org/log/2018-03-01#1786600 , but it's yet another compiler/system combination problem, and those who managed to build c vdiff previously should be able to do so still (sans the noreturn and 'no newline' issues) ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-03-01 13:52 spyked: anyway, comment was that I managed to compile and run vdiff with small mods; error: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/BiBTI/?raw=true and fix patch: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/9mOiz/?raw=true (tested this with the generated vdiff); I can try to link this reply later in a comment to test.
mircea_popescu: aha! cool.\
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/friendly-persuasion/ << Trilema - Friendly Persuasion
ben_vulpes: woo i have the raid cable
mod6: YAY!
mod6: it was a hunting job, but pretty excited we sourced that.
trinque: ha!
BingoBoingo: Congrats
mircea_popescu: lol tell me,
mircea_popescu: HOW DOES IT FEEL
mod6: like a blue monday
ben_vulpes: hue
mircea_popescu: !!up steitz
deedbot: steitz voiced for 30 minutes.
diana_coman: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-03-05#1786939 <- uhm, hmm, dunno, in South Tyrol they have those great cycling tracks *not in the road of course, completely separate* and it's absolutely great for a day thing: get on bike, cycle up and down the Dolomites for some 2-3 hours, get to a lake, have a rest and a swim, go back in 45 minutes (mostly downhill, fun like hell), sleep like a log ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-03-05 16:27 mircea_popescu: holy shit, ciclists aren't people.
diana_coman: sort of the skiing of summer in that region I'd say; but to the point: cyclists are perfectly people but they don't ride alongside cars - why would one *want* to ride a bicycle among/between/alongside cars, it's nonsense quadrupled
ben_vulpes: THE ADRENALINE
diana_coman: while breathing exhaust fumes? wtf
diana_coman: adrenaline: go down some forest path narrow and steep; plenty
ben_vulpes: look i'm not arguing that young me was particularly bright or that things have changed much, ok?
diana_coman: did you grow up in some big city?
ben_vulpes: well, "big", 1.5M if you count most of the exurbs as well
diana_coman: yeah, that might explain it of sorts
ben_vulpes: mountain biking was a weekend trip sort of thing
ben_vulpes: there was a lot of fun unused industrial area along the river for quite some time that yielded all sorts of bikefun, but it's been largely sanitized at this point.
diana_coman used to do precisely as described cycling + swimming; that's the main part she's missing of South Tyrol
diana_coman: well, the very sunny part was included
ben_vulpes: sounds great; there was also plenty of biking along the river and jumping in at arbitrary points to be done but! on segregated paths
diana_coman: so not enough adrenaline then? on those segregated paths?
ben_vulpes: no those are downright idyllic
ben_vulpes: gotta get into traffic if you have a death wish
diana_coman: heh, I still quite distinctly remember some crazy-speed-racing-bikes on those segregated paths; not exactly idyllic, no
diana_coman: granted, no motors though, no vroom-vroom
ben_vulpes: "springwater corridor" is plenty wide enough for the speed demons to breeze in between groups riding two abreast
ben_vulpes: these days folks strap lipos to the bicycles and haul ass at ~motorcycle speeds
diana_coman: must be the crowded Europe then: never enough space for lack of adrenaline, lol
diana_coman: what's a lipo?
ben_vulpes would like to try
ben_vulpes: "lithium polymer"
diana_coman: oh
diana_coman: but uhm, what's...the...point
diana_coman: I mean: get a motorcycle then, no?
ben_vulpes: why not take a motorcycle on the bike track for that matter
ben_vulpes: motorbikes don't fit in the bike lockup facilities downtown
ben_vulpes: also licensing
diana_coman: so then getting something almost like a motorcycle but not quite and in any case as fast but pretending to be still a bike; sheesh
diana_coman: an atv as well I suppose, why not
ben_vulpes: it gets worse, not even as fast!
diana_coman: lol!
BingoBoingo: And lacks cool mudding tread pattern of ATV tires too!
ben_vulpes: !!up renard_abroad
deedbot: renard_abroad voiced for 30 minutes.
renard_abroad: !!register http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/aKjE5/?raw=true
deedbot: 1CB7AA4A4EE853A13200BEDFD8BE9DB881C26117 registered as renard_abroad.
ben_vulpes: !!down renard_abroad
ben_vulpes: !!rate renard_abroad 1 travel key
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/1pnqm/?raw=true
ben_vulpes: !!v 08E7343D2F2CEB66189E5F37187343373C35811A84A6A70BAE73A8476E6D7A26
deedbot: ben_vulpes rated renard_abroad 1 << travel key