mircea_popescu: aaand in today;s random trilemalulz, "Meantime the camp was filling up with people, and there was a constantly growing excitement about our Humboldt altcoin. We fell victims to the epidemic and strained every nerve to acquire more "coins." We prospected and took up new chains, put "notices" on them and gave them grandiloquent names. We traded some of our "coins" for "coins" in other people's chains. In a little while we owned
mircea_popescu: largely in the "Gray Eaglecoin," the "BitColumbiana," the "Branch Mintcoin," the "BitMaria Janecoin," the "Coinverse," the "Root-Hog-or- Die Coin," the "Samson Coins Delilah," the "BiTreasure BiTrove," the "Golcoinda," the "Co InSultana," the "Buttmerang," the "Great Republicoin," the "Grand Mogulbit," andfifty other "chains" that had never been molested by a developer or scratched with peer review"
esthlos: Hi all, I developed a vtron, writeup here: http://www.esthlos.com/posts/2018/03/17.html . I know I need a comments mechanism: next project is to get mp-wp working
hanbot: speaking of which, i'll have a genesis of mp-wp up this coming week.
esthlos: excellent, happy to be a test subject
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/incursion-in-classical-pantsuit-discourse/ << Trilema - Incursion in classical pantsuit discourse
trinque: esthlos: I want to comment on your post, but cannot.
trinque: dunno why you're printing what ought to be returned as a datastructure.
trinque will read more closely and try it out after a sleep, but that's the first thing that jumped out.
trinque: and sure, if there's a command line interface to the thing, it ought to call your sane API for V operations and wrap it in all the printing and parsing.
mircea_popescu: there really should be no printing as such in anywhere.
mircea_popescu: ad-hoc low effort gui-ing is no match for the almighty |
mircea_popescu: that sounds like a well made client...
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/the-asphalt-jungle/ << Trilema - The Asphalt Jungle
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/03/syria-clearly-moving-from-pantsuit-proxy-war-to-open-war-in-proxy-location/ << Qntra - Syria Clearly Moving From Pantsuit Proxy War To Open War In Proxy Location
diana_coman: mircea_popescu, how many fg-s was the s.mg server with pizarro meant to have?
diana_coman: atm it seems there are none connected so trying to track down the conversations on this
diana_coman: ben_vulpes, ^
mircea_popescu: diana_coman you recall, feb discussion. http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-24#1785926 / http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-26#1786309☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-02-24 18:28 mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes consider it sold ; where do i pay ? send diana teh login details.
a111: Logged on 2018-02-26 17:38 mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes now getting back to this deal of ours. 0.345773172 for a year of box as detailed ( http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-24#1785941 ) + 0.014 for one month of rack + ??? for a pair fgs
ben_vulpes: yeah i found it, thanks
mircea_popescu: what do you mean none connected ?
ben_vulpes: i didn't bring the machine up with the FGs out of oversight. BingoBoingo is walking downstairs to install them now.
mircea_popescu: oh for crying out loud.
mircea_popescu: so instead of buying the originally discussed sealed box http://btcbase.org/log/2018-03-05#1786922 and all that, what i get is ad-hoc aglomeration of parts. some of which were even out of custody for a weekend ?☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-03-05 05:41 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: talk about degradation wtf.
ben_vulpes: i could have called this out more explicitly, sorry. i unpacked nearly everything but the ram from the machines on the way to installation.
mircea_popescu: why ?
mircea_popescu: i mean i get it, you had a pile of lose fgs. but you didn't even box up the one box you had pretty much pre-sold ? why not ?
ben_vulpes: chasing grams; final weigh-in was 99 lbs.
mircea_popescu: so what the fuck am i going to do now ?
mircea_popescu: i dunno, maybe it's not apparent, let's reiterate. minigame is a multi-million dollar corp, trusted by people with multi-million dollars worth of virtual equipment. you understand me ? when it says 8k btc equity that means more money than dimon got.
mircea_popescu: what am i to say to these people ?!
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo so what's the situation there, it's like... a box, screw-on lid ?
mircea_popescu is absolutely nonplussed no pics have been forthcoming.
mircea_popescu: you lot against advertising or something ? what's the logic ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i figure now i'm gonna have to test these things again or what. what'd you say is nsa standard for fg tests minigame'd have to do for nsa to certify its fg installation as satisfactory ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: Official test algo is in the manual
mircea_popescu: aite.
asciilifeform: ( printed copy each buyer owns; and cached , linked from my www )
mircea_popescu: diana_coman plox ^ after items live
asciilifeform: if diddled fw is a concern, they gotta be re-fw'd, by hand, via the fw-filling connector
asciilifeform: ( deliberately not doable from the comp , the serial port is a 1way thing, recall )
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: they weigh, what, 40 grams. really, to save mass, removed?! bah
mircea_popescu: as it stands i dun really know what's a concern
mircea_popescu: which is exactly what i'm trying to avoid. but anyways.
asciilifeform: this is depressing
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: couldja post a photo of the fg crate and contents ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i'ma take the magic wand along to BingoBoingostan and recertify the whole fg stockpile with own hands.
mircea_popescu: is there some way to find out if they were diddled first ? if we're paying a coupla grand for usg to diddle our fgs, might as well get a blog post out of it.
asciilifeform: can't think of how else.
mircea_popescu: i just meant, find out before reflashing.
asciilifeform: there is a way, but needs a jtagtron.
asciilifeform: right, same simple hand tool to read as to write.
asciilifeform: but afaik there isnt one on the spacestation quite yet,
mircea_popescu: aite then. snatch lulz from the jaws of sads or how was it.
asciilifeform adds this potential lulzfest to the agenda.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: I just sent Ben_Vulpes a bunch of pics for his blogging. It is a 1U supermicro. Drive are in 4 front mount hot-swap trays. The cover on the case has two spring type latches that release when depressed and the cover comes off.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Will do
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Bag when initially opened http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/P1000322-768x576.jpg and the FUCKGOATS http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/P1000327-768x576.jpg
asciilifeform: umm
asciilifeform: is that an official molestation mark tape ?!
asciilifeform: cuz i packed no such thing in'ere
mircea_popescu: repackaged ?
asciilifeform: apparently
asciilifeform: at least some of it , was
mircea_popescu: well honestly i didn't expect they didn't LOOK at them
asciilifeform: i used ordinary cellophane tape, clear.
asciilifeform: fwiw
asciilifeform: this is not proof of heavypetting, tru
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> repackaged ? Two were removed from bubble wrap. One of those two had its anti-static bag opened.
mircea_popescu: aha.