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mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822678 << teenager looking for somewhere to teenage today, if it wasn't evident. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 19:29 asciilifeform: swiftgeek: out of curiosity, what's your interest in this particular box ?
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822694 << jesus fuck how fucking braindead can you get! let ~everyone else~ not use fucking computers, holy shit. there's a reason http://trilema.com/2016/the-megawatt-standard/ already! ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 19:31 swiftgeek: using e-waste for research pretty much lowers amount of it
mircea_popescu: waste is the most important signal of social hierarchy. that's what it's fucking for.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822702 << being worked on, but so far seems alf is actually exactly right, whitelabel arm cortex. ☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 19:33 |\n: any intel on supply chain of this stone? had to ask
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822705 << not so far identified. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 19:33 |\n: any other devices with the extra similar one (even with brushed label)?
BingoBoingo: Seriously 1. People who make lots of trash 2. people who make some trash 3. People who collect trash with donkey carts 4. People who collect trash with trash bags 5. People who sleep in trash
mircea_popescu: not even bad for a first approx!
BingoBoingo: The structures that become part of your reality in the bananastan too cold for growing bananas
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822727 << idem. ☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 19:37 asciilifeform: personally, i'd consider a box with no trackpad function, to be usable
BingoBoingo: The trash mining sector of the economy here is probably the third largest behind Tourism and Agriculture depending on the order those two sort themselves into.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823382 << i accidentally nuked the trackpad on my current test unit, so i got this!11 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 00:12 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822727 << idem.
asciilifeform: ( btw when it's Trooly Cured i'ma put it up for auction, mircea_popescu-style )
asciilifeform: 'rapebook ser no 0001' or such.
mircea_popescu: haha cool.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823375 << except, it ain't a proper arm cortex, but a softcore-arm in (metallization)fpga. cuz i suspect somebody read the Logz re specificity-of-diddling ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 00:06 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822702 << being worked on, but so far seems alf is actually exactly right, whitelabel arm cortex.
asciilifeform: ( picture, an imp of satan actually reading and learning sumthin' )
mircea_popescu: "whitelabel", how'd you call it ?
asciilifeform: well 'whitelabel arm' implies a proper physical one with the engraving sanded off. which i suspect this one is emphatically not.
mircea_popescu: custom metallization of cortex arm ?
asciilifeform: this one is something like a xilinx but with metal rom instead of the usual LUT rom.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this is a pestilentially-common product; arm co licenses the .verilog
mircea_popescu: "the thing they'll do for you if you buy 100k" ?
asciilifeform: and you stuff it into a fpga with a couplae custom periphs
asciilifeform: right.
asciilifeform: i found the custom periph btw, or at least 1 of them
asciilifeform: it's the usb tty
asciilifeform: the tpm bullshit doesn't seem to use much (or any) custom logic, the crypto is in the c src
mircea_popescu: cheaper that way
asciilifeform: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/platform/ec/+/master/chip/g/hw_regdefs.h << register list ( warning: coupla MB ! )
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822805 << wait, wairt, you got that ?! ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 19:52 asciilifeform: thus far i know how to cut power to it, and this suffices for my purpose
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: yep. but see the caveat in $thread.
mircea_popescu: wait, this is major.
asciilifeform: aside from that, this is almost the perfect mircea_popescu lappy in this one respect : the 802.11 card is on own little dildo corner of pcb, you could prolly remove it with a saw.
asciilifeform: and have the box still run.
asciilifeform: see the pcb photos from earlier today.
mircea_popescu: heh
mircea_popescu: so major progress after all ?
asciilifeform: not on cr50
asciilifeform: the rest of the box is pretty simple matter, in comparison
asciilifeform: ( rk3399 is a bog-standard rockchip, very similar to the one in pizarro pilot plant, but with 6 cores instead of 4 )
mircea_popescu: wait, wait. did you get the power or didn't you ? what are we talking about here ?
asciilifeform: as in , did physically test yet ? nope
asciilifeform: just found the wire.
mircea_popescu: but your objection to "just hammer the damned thing off the board" was "won't be able to power up, controls the 3v line". and now you found bypass ?
asciilifeform: WIRELESS_GPIO_WLAN_POWER in vendor's turd.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: we're talking about different chips
mircea_popescu: mmmm
asciilifeform: hammer objection was in re cr50, this massive toad that sits in the middle of the board b/w errything and damn near errything else
asciilifeform: wireless is the little iron shielded box in the corner, the thing 1 of the earlier folx referred to as 'm2'
asciilifeform: http://www.loper-os.org/pub/c101pa/mb_top.jpg << in far upper right.
mircea_popescu: alright.
asciilifeform: with the black sma cable.
mircea_popescu: i got excited.
asciilifeform: lol
mircea_popescu: this log is painful to fucking read.
asciilifeform: it is, innit
mircea_popescu is tempted to ask this tard to not show up again.
asciilifeform: i have hard time picturing him showing up again
asciilifeform: either him or the other 'tpm is good for you' d00d
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823343 << picture this, monkey man actually thought asciilifeform is a neet , satisfied with idea of hand-diddling 1 quasi-working,opensores-style box ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 23:43 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822645 << this is retarded.
asciilifeform: 'look ma i have linuxbios'
mircea_popescu: i need a unicode for the new york jew handwave.
mircea_popescu: *baaaaah*
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> i need a unicode for the new york jew handwave. << Gaza http://qntra.net/2018/06/israeli-knesset-quietly-disqualifies-equality-bill-maintain-the-jewish-majority-even-if-it-violates-rights/
mircea_popescu: lol
BingoBoingo: | << Pictogram
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823338 << they have a 'seekoority is what comes in ssl bottle, it's how we seekoore our tor darkmarketrons' idiocy stack baked into their hindbrains ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 23:36 danielpbarron: i once triggered a guy to the point of thinking he might have his first fist fight, over anti-ssl, till his friend dragged him away
asciilifeform: generally speaking incurably
mircea_popescu: i dunno all that much work was put into curing.
asciilifeform: because multilayer psychosis ultimately rooted in 'mother will provide me with what to suckle' wedge.
mircea_popescu: perhaps.
asciilifeform: cure, if indeed possible, has to begin there.
asciilifeform: far even from computer.
asciilifeform: what is 'pki'ism even, if not 'from ur-mother will the blessed milk flow down'
Mocky: i was into tor, dark markets. now cured
danielpbarron: i didn't have time to explain. he triggered quickly
mircea_popescu: Mocky, what did it ?
asciilifeform: Mocky: we had a fella coupla yrs ago, Framedragger, who struggled with the disease and in the end relapsed.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, just because disappeared does not in fact mean relapsed.
asciilifeform: hard to say for certain.
asciilifeform: i suspect strongly -- relapsed.
Mocky: was cured first time i saw 'yeah this dns exploit reveals everything' immediately saw whole things as crock of shit
danielpbarron: it's a common reaction from those who know they aren't in the know to those who think they are, that my perscsription is bunk
mircea_popescu: Mocky, could we then say there was nothing there to cure in the first place ?
Mocky: i suppose idiocy not baked into hindbrain
mircea_popescu: this is the problem. education only ever succeds on some and never on others, in which case what sort of technology is it, really.
mircea_popescu: i wouldn't be impressed with gravel mill that only milled some gravels.
mircea_popescu: nor would i call it a gravel mill.
asciilifeform: depends what means 'some', neh. if it handily spits out diamonds, say...
Mocky: unless sorting is part of 'education succeeds'
mircea_popescu: just because it's useful dun mean it's a tech.
asciilifeform: Mocky: it's the ~only part.
mircea_popescu: Mocky, but classification and engineering are distinct vocations.
asciilifeform: all engineering begins with classification. ( see also http://btcbase.org/log/2016-01-19#1377640 ) ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-01-19 21:55 ascii_butugychag: the whole point of engineering is to cut apart the happenstance-linked crud from what you actually want.
mircea_popescu: true.
mircea_popescu: and all medicine with washing. washing, still not medicine.
asciilifeform: sure
mircea_popescu: hence http://trilema.com/2014/modern-medicine-and-the-benefits-of-democracy/
BingoBoingo: <Mocky> i suppose idiocy not baked into hindbrain << What you described happening to you was light coming on in a dark place letting you see. It is an absence phenonmenon. Nothing inherently bad.
BingoBoingo: The redditards have a pathology. A presence of something anti-useful
asciilifeform: washing aint fine culinary art, either, but picture cook who does not wash instruments.
asciilifeform: ( not necessarily with own hands, but at all )
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo, even that much is not clear.
mircea_popescu: dog that doesn't learn speech doesn't so much have a pathology as a dogology.
BingoBoingo: Plenty of dogs understand speech even if they suck at generating it
BingoBoingo: Dogology is having a different set of dog lights
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823362 << i was never able to arise myself to visit this lulzfest, and now beginning to think that i didn't miss much ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 23:54 danielpbarron: they have some app exibitors can use to promote where they'll be and what they are serving (i reserved a vendor campsite specifically for the purpose of provoking conversation about the Bible) -- i also mention in my "profile" that i'm a lord in the most serene republic of Bitcoin, which mysteriously gets removed. I add it again, removed again. They apparently don't mind a religious "cult" but not
asciilifeform: !!up loper_os_cr50
deedbot: loper_os_cr50 voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, unless you're looking for confused teeny cunt, you never miss much by missing the congregations of confused teeny cunt.
asciilifeform: loper_os_cr50: lemme guess, clicked on link by accident ?
asciilifeform: ha.
mircea_popescu: ok, i'm skipping the rest of this swiftgeek barf, it's indigestible.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> asciilifeform, unless you're looking for confused teeny cunt, you never miss much by missing the congregations of confused teeny cunt. << And for that alf needs to do Uruguay delivery runs during the summer.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: can cut to the verdict, if you like, http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823215 . ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 21:40 asciilifeform: in one ear and out the other, apparently .
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823026 << this sort of statement would be so much more useful/important/noteworthy/actually existent if it came in the form of "i'm the guy from $X, long term so and so". where $X doesn't have to be a "our words are backed by nuclear weapons" state. can even be a blog. a dogshed. SOMETHING. but something specifically and identifiably existent. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 20:42 hl`: I'm a longtime owner-control advocate.
danielpbarron: asciilifeform, you certainly missed 0. it was only fun for me for as long as there were easy drugs and poker, and now going forward, because they will let me openly preach along side Darwin Fish
mircea_popescu: because otherwise, really, the thing you "identify as" at parties bears no meaning and no interest, for us as for the chicks that don't come with you to your records collection.
asciilifeform: i was thinking also, 'advocate' where, in local bierhaus ?
mircea_popescu: we don't get to know, do we.
asciilifeform: apparentlynot
danielpbarron: i don't think they could have turned me down even if my aim was to represent the republic tho. 700 USD or whatever for a vendor spot.
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron, if you represent the republic, do me a favour and hire a half dozen strippers to be mostly naked, will you.
danielpbarron: can't do that
BingoBoingo: Why?
mircea_popescu: none of this "bitcoin embassy" buncha pasty ass bois bitpay's been doing
danielpbarron: they probably have a free spot left -- the rest of you are welcome to try
danielpbarron: i cannot personally be responsible for such a thing
mircea_popescu: what, hiring strippers ?
danielpbarron: yes that
mircea_popescu: i didn't sday hookers, did i ? don't tell me nudity is ungodly ?!
danielpbarron: i can't tell you that
mircea_popescu: if god wanted people dressed he'd have made them that way.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> if god wanted people dressed he'd have made them that way. << You forget the Mayogendered. Dressed in yeast
mircea_popescu: fermentationclad!
danielpbarron: there are prohibitions against nudity, but they pertain to family relations
Mocky: hire strippers and dress them in fig leaves
danielpbarron: nontheless, it would offend my brothers and sisters to do such a thing
mircea_popescu: ahahaha epic idea!
Mocky: have em share an apple
danielpbarron: (the fruit of the knowledge of good an evil was never descsribed as being an apple)
mircea_popescu: grow the apple in the shape of a bitcoin...
Mocky: danielpbarron, i've spoken those words so many times, lol
Mocky: now i just make apple jokes
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron, it's mostly a medieval conceit. had to display it as something. you ever saw the dog-like elephant i linked once ?
BingoBoingo: <danielpbarron> nontheless, it would offend my brothers and sisters to do such a thing << Come to Uruguay. Live here six months. Hire girls you would have though good looking when you arrived, but because of their deep cultural failings you now view as well dressed more fuckable goats.
danielpbarron: probably but i don't remember
mircea_popescu: medieval minds gave a lot of funny coats to things.
BingoBoingo: Swedish lions
asciilifeform: !#s sea bishop
a111: 0 results for "sea bishop", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=sea%20bishop
asciilifeform: hmm
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823103 << even worse if they have usg's rsa keys in them. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 21:01 hl`: not really trustworthy if they have non-free firmware on them, but theoretically they have a use case
asciilifeform: ( 'sea bishop' lives in 16th c. http://btcbase.org/log/2016-09-08#1537294 ) ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-09-08 16:03 asciilifeform: pretty lulzy, motherfucking 16TH CENTURY b00k, is NOWHERE on the net.
asciilifeform: ambroise pare.
danielpbarron: i've seen and met plenty of good looking but am no stranger to later learning they are no good, but in my case because of lack of belief
BingoBoingo: danielpbarron: This isn't lack of belief in their heads so much as lack of life
danielpbarron: same to me
BingoBoingo: I suspect the level of human dysfunction we are encountering is different. Thankfully my problem is alleviated by saner girls importing themselves here from Northern South America because "land of opportunity"
BingoBoingo: And if that well ever went dry here, going full Pashtun is always an option
BingoBoingo: Sleep in the hills with blanket, kalash, and a local goat-girl
mircea_popescu: lmao
mod6: evenin'
mod6 catches up
asciilifeform: ohai mod6
danielpbarron: hi mod6
BingoBoingo: Welcome back mod6
Mocky: BingoBoingo, what's full pashtun?
trinque: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823317 << the tiny furry bastard. has a whole greeting protocol, consistent vocalizations, says his name by way of butthole display. worlds beyond what these derps consider communication when they arrive. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 23:22 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822571 << are we talking, bipedal or quadripedal ?
mircea_popescu: o.O
mircea_popescu: this is a pretty cool cat, tbh.
asciilifeform: verily
asciilifeform: i have 1 of these here ( well, a part-timer )
asciilifeform: also has handshake protocol.
BingoBoingo: Mocky: The simple life of freedom visible in certain tribes.
BingoBoingo: It's one way to go nativ
BingoBoingo: You can also go full Teuton, full eskimo
mircea_popescu: !!up dw
deedbot: dw voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: Mocky, pashtun is this word for tribesmen inhabiting the place empires go to die (afghanistan)
BingoBoingo: It however is impossible to go "full Charrúa" because they Uruguayos of all people genocided them under General Fructuoso Rivera before mass immigration of Italian trashpeople ruined Cisplatine culture
asciilifeform: bahahaha i found the factory test mode pin
mircea_popescu: ya!
asciilifeform: well at least in theory
BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-12-29#1592658 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-12-29 18:40 asciilifeform: not everybody wants to be involved with mega-empires, on the giving or on the receiving end. in that light, the pashtun mountains are every bit a 'high-tech' deterrent as a SAM battery.
asciilifeform: still gotta physically get ~to~ it
asciilifeform: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/platform/ec/+/master/board/cr50/board.c#1453 << subj, ftr
mircea_popescu: holy shit this mgiht be the most infuriating log since we're logging.
mircea_popescu now understands what alf feels when coming to machine after n hours of mp entertaining idiots.
asciilifeform: verily it goes beyond, aha, 'entomological interest' and into 'plague of locusts'
Mocky: worse that when it was raining trucker tits??
trinque: tell you what, those trucker tits tightened my txn-hucking loop into the minutes scale. can't even complain.
BingoBoingo: <Mocky> worse that when it was raining trucker tits?? << That wasn't so bad. I got to listen to alf complain about that with my ears in real time.
mircea_popescu: Mocky, somehow i didn't mind that so much.
asciilifeform: !!up loper_os_cr50
deedbot: loper_os_cr50 voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823228 << i believe this is more like it. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 22:06 BingoBoingo: that, or to repeat the "common" process they are sure gets done all the time.
Mocky: "Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You don't stare at it. It's too risky. Ya get a sense of it and then you look away."
mircea_popescu: if you go hang out on highschool campus, a very infuriating process of cockteasing may well be the norm.
mircea_popescu: Mocky, you should have seen what mah escort was wearing today.
mircea_popescu: lotta drool everywhere.
Mocky: speaking of drool, i saw a moron at the gym today balancing a water bottle on his head while chatting up a chic. almost got a pic
mircea_popescu: not a bad trick...
mircea_popescu: saw an old woman balancing a sack on her head while looking in a shop window. ~split the diff ?
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823258 << yeah, this "i'll live on my own terms" bs is pretty fucking outrageous, isn't it. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 22:32 asciilifeform: it'd be one thing if, say, google dev showed up and 'yes i'ma pgp to mircea_popescu the magic key', or even 'here's the schem'. but nooo, instead they come to 'explain' to us how 'tpm can be used to benefit you' .
asciilifeform: sooo apparently we want to pull ~up~ pin B4, which is 'pin 10 of port 0' , wherever the fuck that physically is.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823266 << i've seen it also ; it's something else. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 22:36 asciilifeform: they're exactly like eichmann, perfect little marvels of industrious compartmental schizoid
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, i don't expect pulling up all the pins one at a time will brick the machine, do you ?
asciilifeform: academic, there's no simple way to get to most of'em
asciilifeform: but somehow i suspect that 'b4' is one of the pads.
asciilifeform: ( either that or it's a sad and unrouted ball entirely )
asciilifeform: and can then only be reached with drill
mircea_popescu: maybe a low power xray shot would actually be worth it, see if there's any lone balls.
mircea_popescu: and any way to drill to them cleanly
asciilifeform: ther's a pulldown enabled on it, so that will give basic litmus re whether we found
mircea_popescu: even better.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: why do you suppose i asked for xray, lol, earlier today.
mircea_popescu: i suspected something like this. but now i see it.
asciilifeform: eh drilling cleanly is 'easy', ever seen the tool, clockmaker's drill
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, only if you know which way to go.
asciilifeform: no motor, nuffing, just picture little screwdriver with drill tip.
mircea_popescu: aha.
asciilifeform: and yes.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1823278 << same old http://trilema.com/2014/pushing-the-soft-tender-flesh-of-a-friend-against-the-sharp-rotating-blades-of-the-immutable-machine/#selection-47.1-47.53 problem. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 22:58 asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i still find it lulzy how google apparently banked on nobody outside of their heathen pit getting hold of the fucking debug hose.
mircea_popescu: there's enough material here to make 15 usg."tech" "task forces".
mircea_popescu: most of the extant ones consist of a subunitary mancount.
asciilifeform: in disappointing noose, no soft zap -- include/tpm_vendor_cmds.h: VENDOR_CC_RESET_FACTORY = 38 cmd dunwork, result is extension_route_command: handler 22 not found , they closed the hole ( detain in https://archive.li/pEWsr )
mircea_popescu: maybe.
asciilifeform: unrelated to the b4 pin thing
asciilifeform: this was the 'soft' reset-to-factory , at some point presumably worked ( their 'gsctool' thing, supports sending it )
asciilifeform: originally this made you pull out the battery to prove that you opened the box, etc.
asciilifeform: then they pulled the bait-and-switch and properly shat on the 'owner can cleanse' conceit.
asciilifeform: ( homo redditicus still thinks 'hey i own the box' because pulling battery lets you rewrite the cpu's boot rom )
asciilifeform: for now that part worx
asciilifeform: and while we're at it, vendor cmd 34 (open ccd) also dead
mircea_popescu: tbh i find this entire "can't turn off" bs as the originating quanta of offense.
mircea_popescu: no ownership interest in any machine that has always-on components can be said to ever transfer, or in any other way vest in anyone besides the manufacturer.
asciilifeform: ( when same cmd send via slave spi -- cr50 uart spews forth 'CCD is disabled in this image' . yep, disabled until usg key signs 'upgrade', verily )
mircea_popescu: my slaves are my slaves because i can kill them whenever i feel like ; and my computers my computers because i can turn them off.
asciilifeform: well can turn whole thing off, but solely by discharging or pulling the battery
asciilifeform: and the drm crapola of course picks up where it left off, it writes to flash
asciilifeform: soo, 'gpioget' cmd : http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/A7OwA/?raw=true << worx and reports voltages of named gpio matrix pins
asciilifeform: incl 'DIOB4'
asciilifeform: ( as can be seen in the paste, shows '0' )
asciilifeform: for extra lulz, this box is ~off~ presently, while i talk to its cr50
asciilifeform: 1 battery charge can run cr50 for coupla wks, seems like
asciilifeform: ( they clocked it waaay down, it runs at something like 16Mhz )
mircea_popescu: this is pretty reasonable. doesn't have to be fast
mod6: <+mircea_popescu> this log is painful to fucking read. << indeed
mod6: <+mircea_popescu> ok, i'm skipping the rest of this swiftgeek barf, it's indigestible. << i sloged through it :D
mircea_popescu: anything good ?
mircea_popescu: in other lulz / other dead things, https://www.shoemoney.com/ completely forgotten. nobody gives a shiot even about his cheapass bitcoin bait.
mod6: <+BingoBoingo> <mircea_popescu> if god wanted people dressed he'd have made them that way. << You forget the Mayogendered. Dressed in yeast << lol
mod6: dafaq
mod6: that was supposed to be 2 lines, my bad
mod6: <+mircea_popescu> holy shit this mgiht be the most infuriating log since we're logging. << it's up there
asciilifeform: aaand i found the maker
asciilifeform: TSMC
asciilifeform: ( taiwan semiconductor manuf. co. ltd. )
mod6: !
mod6: nice
asciilifeform: dun do much, tho
mod6: and i finally digested this turdbag of a log
asciilifeform: i mean, they're world's largest , supposedly, foundry.
asciilifeform: so this doesn't exactly narrow down what the base fpga was.
mod6: <+mircea_popescu> anything good ? << not really, mildly entertaining watching alf NOT lose his shit talking to guy for who knows how long.
Mocky: ahahaha shoemoney and his mfa check for $130k made out to 'nextpimp', man what a decade ☟︎
asciilifeform: soo they ~did~ put oddball crypto logic in the fpga, e.g. https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/platform/ec/+/master/chip/g/dcrypto/dcrypto_runtime.c#40 drives it
asciilifeform: seems to have various nonsensical noise countermeasures against timing sidechannel, etc
asciilifeform: 'inserter of random nops' and the like.
asciilifeform: loox like this part only does hashing and aes
asciilifeform: rsa, ecc still 'in software'
lobbes: !!up fromloper
deedbot: fromloper voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, it's the obvious vuln
mircea_popescu: !!up epony ☟︎
deedbot: epony voiced for 30 minutes.
epony: oh thanks
mircea_popescu: who might you be ?
epony: a person, reading the blog at loper..
epony: not previously known
mircea_popescu: i can tell you'll be real popular here.
epony: not really
deedbot: http://thetarpit.org/posts/y04/073-prikoke.html << The Tar Pit - The story of Prikoke
asciilifeform: !!up apt-get
deedbot: apt-get voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: !!up xdeller_
deedbot: xdeller_ voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: !!up fitzsim
deedbot: fitzsim voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in the cr50 swine pits, https://archive.li/l2Env
asciilifeform: !!up loper_os_cr50
deedbot: loper_os_cr50 voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: lol
asciilifeform: !!up loper_os_cr50
deedbot: loper_os_cr50 voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: aite from nao on they only get voice if they ask, politely.
asciilifeform: fucking insects.
mircea_popescu: i thought you were having fun!
asciilifeform: with the connect/disconnect subhumans?!
mircea_popescu: how could you not be happy your article was popular!!! didn't it get a lot of visitors ?!?!?! http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-22#1756992 ?! ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-12-22 17:18 weevlos: trinque: we are a media publication. our power and capital comes from the number of visitors we have to the site. we aim to transform through culture. if normal people cannot visit our site we are not accomplishing our goal
asciilifeform: lol.
mircea_popescu: who could have predicted getting a large number of morons that can't figure out ip addressing isn't worth anyone's time ?!?!!?
asciilifeform: fughet 'normal people', idea was possibly the asexuate google devs have defector in the ranks
asciilifeform: but admittedly tall order.
mircea_popescu: nah, the problem is that it consists of amstan orcs by mass. they're so enamoured with what the mud-toed grandmother back in rural orcistan thinks about "grandson works at google", they'll defect after the anal rape, maybe.
asciilifeform: btw on reread of the sores, raising the b4 pin is not expected to do anything productive, it merely sets the port config to the same default state the three 0 strapping pins already set it to in my box
mircea_popescu: you realise there's still idiots in rural kuban / albania / we keeping in ancient closets receipts from the local MMMs ?
asciilifeform: prolly
mircea_popescu: same exact fucking thing, we'll have long buried alphabet and they'll still have hidden under dirty mattresses "certificates of achievement"
mircea_popescu: heck, idiots had medals from the tsar long after 1920.
asciilifeform: this tsar is still making payroll, last i heard
mircea_popescu: last thing normie muppet will do, no matter what, is admit he was a normie muppet.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, really ? because last i heard, from tu quoque no less, he... wasn't making payroll.
asciilifeform: google?
mircea_popescu: yes.
asciilifeform: they have these slaves, they work for food and roof, etc. and they aint dead yet, corpses can't post disinfo in forums etc. so ergo they still make payroll..
mircea_popescu: mr "oh i don't wanna work for google to pay 5x in rent what their salary is". or we dun remember that now ?
asciilifeform: well i dun want to work at foxconn either, lol
asciilifeform: but foxconn is still 'somehow' in biznis
mircea_popescu: the notion that corpses put disinfo on forums because google pays them to is not unlike the notion idiot chinese teenager spams because the sinospam conspiraci pays him to.
mircea_popescu: they don't need to be paid, that's what an idiot is. who pays the wind to pull down your barn ?
mircea_popescu: review that excellent harlan whine. where is it.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2014-05-02#655357 << there. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2014-05-02 12:35 mircea_popescu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE << here's the real story.
mircea_popescu: "what is mgm, with a patch on the eye on the corner begging for nickles ? they repackage free shit idiots gave them in the hopes of '''making name for selves''' and pretend like they;re in business"
asciilifeform: btw lulzy, https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/platform/ec/+log << work log (includes all 3 firmwares)
asciilifeform: and such gems as 'make code build with gcc 8.1'
mircea_popescu: that's 100% what the shitstack is ; and i bet you amstan for instance is in shock over there in his silent dounce corner, "omfg, these people are impressed ~negatively~ with my political committments ?!?!?! they despisew me ?!!??! how could this be omfg"
asciilifeform: i doubt that he has any political thought process at all
asciilifeform: does amoeba ?
asciilifeform: or simply swims to where the food is.
mircea_popescu: socrates says, not can has no political thought.
mircea_popescu: and yes, amoeba is staunchly republican. no pantsuit amoeba available.
mircea_popescu: perversity only starts from a certain brainbox cubage onwards.
asciilifeform: for the folx 'worth weight in pig carcass', pantsuit is where the food is.
asciilifeform: so they swim.
mircea_popescu: this is a tenuous point.
mircea_popescu: but, maybe.
asciilifeform: orc, who oughta be selling cigarettes out of a suitcase at the sunday market , instead taking home google payola, etc
mircea_popescu: it's unclear this is the case.
mircea_popescu: seems more often "orc, who could have been lord, instead sells cigs out of a suitcase".
asciilifeform: these also.
asciilifeform: they exist in parallel.
mircea_popescu: it's not clear to me google much hires your type, unless they're mamies.
mircea_popescu: young orc male generally my type ; but anyway.
asciilifeform: well tbh i dun know the amstan d00d at all, can't say precisely whose type
asciilifeform: can only suspect, that he's 'miami-seeking' type.
mircea_popescu: i'm just going by the stereotype. he dun look like jackie brown, he's not enjoying a +ev situation with usg.whatever.
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822354 << updated, but mp-wp_comments-fix also requires an updated. right now it's showing missing antecedents.. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 02:48 hanbot: ^ phf please to update, apologies for the hassle.
asciilifeform brb,tea
mircea_popescu: phf, looked to me like a regrind (patrch got absorbed)
phf: oh that was the idea, kk
mircea_popescu: not even a bad way to do all this, avoid confusion.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, btw, do you want to see what to my eyes became epitomical "get this to compile with gcc 8.1" code ? ☟︎
phf: (to clarify for logs, mp-wp patchset now, correctly, has reground mp-wp_genesis only)
mircea_popescu: it'll make your eyes water.
mircea_popescu: btw how's lyf treatin ya phf ?
phf: it's good. i went up to new paltz (upstate new york) for rock climbing and to see an old friend. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: visiting the remnants of ye olde jew empire huh.
phf: they do have a lot of beautiful land
mircea_popescu: paltz, for the curious, is idish for the german palatinate.
mircea_popescu: ie, previous lordship.
phf: my friend, whose father is a professor of divinity, was eager to inform me that the village was founded by huguenots
phf: of course these days it's just a generic american smalltown
phf: it's a beautiful area, an hour and a half train ride from manhattan along hudson, into the mountains, views of catskills
mircea_popescu: this may even be true. the exact meaning of "huguenot" in the period, much like "protestant" etc, is a lot more diverse than contemporaries (like to) think.
mircea_popescu: but the notion of french huguenots speaking plattdeustch...
mircea_popescu: there's this joke in romania that "if you hear a hungarian speaking foreing languages you're looking at a jew". ☟︎
mircea_popescu: (plattdeutsch is how you get from pfalz to paltz ; very similar to how idish works... or rather worked, it's pretty much dead.)
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823749 << i'll bite. what was it ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 14:42 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, btw, do you want to see what to my eyes became epitomical "get this to compile with gcc 8.1" code ?
phf: mircea_popescu: that as always makes a lot of sense. i knew that the original was an area in germany, but i didn't give much further thought to the obvious modification
asciilifeform: revisiting upstack -- currently asciilifeform has 0 useful leads whatsoever on cr50 ( finished archaeological dig through the published src, found no obvious hole , yet )
asciilifeform: https://github.com/coreboot/chrome-ec/commit/de007979d37e2ad1ba7354df55fb267d858d5028#diff-1145f263256c923716d2b8eade2f6689
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, look at the barf http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/niDUM/?raw=true / http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/HZcNV/?raw=true etc ; then look at the routines in which it ends up looping infinitely. then try and say why.
mircea_popescu: phf, linguistics and phonetics is a major solvent for post-medieval mysteries. in some cases even earlier. a lot hinges on what kind of attic or aeolian or whatever other obscure way to say o and u someone employed.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: loox like some sort of nonsense with 'smart pointers' ?
mircea_popescu: also, pfalz is not per se an area in germany ; it's a bunch of areas. originally [holders of] palatine lands elected the emperor, so it's really akin to saying portland-tmsr and seattle-tmsr. tmsr isn't a plage, it's a designation.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, 8 layers of smartness.
mircea_popescu: literally nobody knows how it works.
mircea_popescu: i have half a mind to somehow extract it for display
mircea_popescu: the only problem is... i don't actually know how.
mircea_popescu: in any case it's very much "this is what foss is", a token and an icon.
mircea_popescu: the modern equivalent of those medievally fixed timepieces, compensated, recompensated and re-recompensated until the count of moving parts exceeded the "engineer's" capacity to count.
mod6: mornin'
mircea_popescu: heya.
asciilifeform: cpp specifically attracts the worst of the worst, in re complexity cancer, this was obvious long enuff ago that naggum noted it
mircea_popescu: sadly.
asciilifeform: the only reason it did not spread even farther outside of microshit (yes, the epicenter, despite not being originator) is that cpp projects tend to collapse under own weight too quickly to hit market
mircea_popescu: these idiots (project something or the other, i forget) spent ten years to reach this pinnacle ; and the whole time wondering why their ~server~ can't hold more than five or so people connected.
mircea_popescu: THEN they "moved on to unity". because "it's slicker visually".
mircea_popescu: meamwhile in teh sexuate chambers, https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_man7wlGkMS1rgrl09o1_1280.jpg
mircea_popescu: !!up loper_os_cr50
deedbot: loper_os_cr50 voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: and who might you be, 12th loper_os_cr50 ?
loper_os_cr50: A curious person who is interested in owning my own hardware instead of it pwning me. Found the channel through http://www.loper-os.org/?p=2433
mircea_popescu: alright. see the topic / read the logs / register a rsa key etc.
mircea_popescu: and in other "only in this country" lulz, i see a dark halfinch long form squrrying under the bottle washer behind the kitchen skin tap. so i'm all, you know if you've ever lived in new york, or buenos aires, or generally a large town, "fuck you, you little bitch" kill! kill! kill! mode.
mircea_popescu: turns out to have been... A FUCKING MOTH. nectar eating night guy.
mircea_popescu: goes right with the "about the size of a... scorpion, with a dangly apendage behind, looking like a ... scorpion tail" girl saw yest... FLYING.
mircea_popescu: oh, also, lest i forget : see alf ? you just don't do the upping correctly, is all.
asciilifeform: lol
asciilifeform: in re cr50 -- if we find which fpga was the basis, it may be possible to craft pad-for-pad replacement for the fritz.
asciilifeform: ( if not, still possible, but will cost much, much more , possibly making the whole project -ev )
mircea_popescu: eh, it's not clear it's worth soldering anything to begin with
asciilifeform: right
asciilifeform: but if can put a $5 fpga in its place, it's a 15 min job. ☟︎
asciilifeform: incl. unscrewing the case.
mircea_popescu: marginally may work.
mircea_popescu: i suppose you just buy a live-in slavegirl to do the job eventually.
asciilifeform: aha, with caveats (i.e. 1 or 2 in 10 boards will crack and die)
asciilifeform: could prolly be subcontracted out to chinese.
asciilifeform: fwiw the board runs from 20 to 70 bux, on the market
asciilifeform: ( for how long, nobody knows )
BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823753 << Aconcagua is only a bus, boat, and bus away from here ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 14:45 phf: it's good. i went up to new paltz (upstate new york) for rock climbing and to see an old friend.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile somewhere else, https://78.media.tumblr.com/e0b61a17bc8de3702a7e1807d3181e7a/tumblr_inline_obpz0xusJg1rhjx1l_500.gif
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in the cr50 swine pits, https://archive.li/fftWm
mircea_popescu: i think i like mine better.
mircea_popescu: i mean, it's the same thing, but at least mine got tits.
asciilifeform: lolyes
asciilifeform: that must be what folx mean by 'smoking cock'
asciilifeform: re costs -- can't speak for other folx, but i'd happily pay, say, $1k , for a proper arm64 lappy
asciilifeform: or even 2
asciilifeform: ( better yet, ice40 lappy. but 'if wishes were horses' etc )
mircea_popescu: i haven't identified a use for laptop yet besides "dumbphone replacement for aspiring slavegirls".
asciilifeform: what can i say, i like to work out of doors
asciilifeform: ( as does, iirc, phf, and possibly a few other l1 folk )
mircea_popescu: maybe you're a horse altogether.
asciilifeform: horse, donkey, whichever.
asciilifeform: and rk chipset is , by itself, surprisingly friendly.
asciilifeform: ( seems like recent coreboot even abolishes the orig vendor's dram init turd )
mircea_popescu: they have a replacement ?
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform: asciilifeform has not yet tested.
mircea_popescu: this is pretty cool.
mircea_popescu: iirc dram init was a major issue.
asciilifeform: given as rk has no idea which dram a given board maker will want to use, they made the timings settable
asciilifeform: sorta like on pc northbridge
mircea_popescu: not bad.
asciilifeform: it is theoretically possible to turn rk3328-roc-cc ( as in pizarro pilot plant ) into a portable of a kind. one can get miniature hdmi lcd, etc. but there is no convenient way to handle power; it expects 5v, and has no provisions for interrogating battery level, one would have to build something , rather gnarly.
mircea_popescu: regulators aren't expensive. and nothing wrong with 5v from battery either.
mircea_popescu: in fact, higher voltage is arguably better.
asciilifeform: expense is not the issue, but rather the 'how much battery do i have' indicator.
mircea_popescu: but the last thing anyone fucking wants is an even smaller laptop.
asciilifeform: and the board has a linear reg, wastes current.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, that does NOT need to be part of the computer.
mircea_popescu: have a fucking mechanical gauge, steampunk all the way
asciilifeform: dunwork with lithium cells
asciilifeform: sorta why i dislike them
asciilifeform: they output ~constant voltage until dead
mircea_popescu is reminded of the suitcases joke
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, i didn;t mean VOLTMETER. i meant, separate doohickey.
asciilifeform: certainly.
mircea_popescu: heck, some actuallty even have gauge on themselves. i've seen this. it's not expensive or hard to make.
asciilifeform had some headaches in BingoBoingostan with x60 lappy (had to bring ~something~ to use for setup) , had to connect from a few places that had no mains, and battery was limiting factor. and x60 is heavy, occupied valuable launch capsule mass )
asciilifeform: and if i had lost it, would be a bitch to replace
mircea_popescu could almost go for a 400 x 450 mm laptop chassis, provided it includes a proper sized kbd.
asciilifeform: pretty much whole trip asciilifeform was thinking 'mmm, if only had c101pa...'
mircea_popescu: Display size: 17.6" × 13.2" = 232.32in² (44.7cm × 33.53cm = 1498.84cm²) at 79.55 PPI, 0.3193mm dot pitch, 6327 PPI² << get a sxga+ in there.
asciilifeform: the old ratty boeing 757s lacked mains plugs too
mircea_popescu: heck, with modern tech you can prolly go >1mn ppi^2.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: display can be sourced, i actually have several 'naked' display here for experiments. the bulk of the headache is the kbd , chassis, power. any way you cut it, chassis becomes a multi-kg monster 'luggable'
mircea_popescu: something like the ipad retina, but in 45/35 rather than bs 15 x 12 cm they got.
asciilifeform: ( which , i get, dun matter worth a shit for mircea_popescu's applications. )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, there is such a thing as people with cars and pack animals.
asciilifeform: right, and most of the time asciilifeform goes in cars and pack animals also
asciilifeform: but in this particular case had to go in pay-per-kg launcher
mircea_popescu: and moreover, i think it is important to MAKE THIS A DIFFERENTIATION POINT.
mircea_popescu: "no machinery, no slaves, wtf do you want ?"
mircea_popescu: "grandfather's sword won't work for you until you get a horse like your grandmother."
asciilifeform: https://archive.li/Qq2kM << classical mircea_popescu-style laptop.
mircea_popescu: lol. wtf does it come with, the powerplant ?
asciilifeform: pc iron
asciilifeform: you can still get these, apparently.
asciilifeform: ( or, if you like carpentry, make... )
mircea_popescu: lmao. srsly.
asciilifeform: not so great for air travel tho.
ave1: I ordered this one, https://www.pine64.org/?product=rockpro64-4gb-single-board-computer, today. It supports a pcie 4 lane card, so I will try to use it for a desktop replacement.
asciilifeform: ave1: this is a kind of 'plus' version of the pizarro rk, yes
asciilifeform: ( costs ~2x )
ave1: yes, it's the same chip as in the notebook, also cost more (and will be even more with the european import tax added)
ave1: as an aside, I've been readin the google code for the cr50 but I also did not find any obvious holes so far
ave1: reading
asciilifeform: iirc there's another 3399 board, 'firefly'
ave1: the libre computer board is in the pizarro rk? it seems to be 80$ for 4G. This is the same price, for the rockpro64.
asciilifeform: i was never able to locate the 4g ver of the 3328
asciilifeform: the 2g was about fiddybux in small qt
ave1: aha, yes I did not try to order the 4g version (also the 2g version is twice as expensive on the german amazon)
asciilifeform: ave1: the pci slot in 'pro' is nifty
asciilifeform: ave1: this board is potentially good candidate for mircea_popescu-style 'laptop'
asciilifeform: ave1: did you get the sata peripheral also ?
mircea_popescu: moar like backtop, as in https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e6/22/42/e62242f22f740b99d2206ae187d3eb6d.jpg
asciilifeform: imho main weakness of my rk boards is lack of sata
asciilifeform: lol
ave1: asciilifeform, no I did not get the board, it seems to me a standard pcie x4 slot and cards for these can be easily had locally
asciilifeform: aa
asciilifeform: theoretically normal pc sata board oughta work
asciilifeform: so long as it doesn't carry x86 firmware on board
asciilifeform: !!up yesplease
deedbot: yesplease voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: yesplease: hello?
mircea_popescu: it's nikki on a trip.
asciilifeform: aaaa
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in other behavioural modifications, https://78.media.tumblr.com/6f370a2fda4c06089b490db594ffa4c9/tumblr_ob9uwyrIYI1uri6xho1_400.gif
asciilifeform: in other negative results, small ra-226 isotope capsule had no measurable effect on cr50 .
asciilifeform: possibly chip package includes shielding of some form.
asciilifeform: ( imho would be interesting to try hard xray, but currently i dun have with what. )
asciilifeform considers idea of proclaiming a 1 btc prize for a working break of cr50 . any l1 folk interested in contributing to the prize chest , and/or overseeing the refereeing ? ☟︎
asciilifeform: !!up bastard0
deedbot: bastard0 voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: bastard0: hello ?
asciilifeform: !~ticker --market all
asciilifeform: hm we dun have a working heathenticker no moar, do we.
asciilifeform: !!up gribble
deedbot: gribble voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: ;;ticker --market all
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 6710.85, vol: 7122.16 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 6967.0, vol: 574.76 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 6696.8, vol: 20943.68 | GDAX BTCUSD last: 6696.85, vol: 8004.02 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 6701.4, vol: 3395.15 | Gemini BTCUSD last: 6702.88, vol: 3265.19 | Volume-weighted last average: 6703.53
asciilifeform: !!down gribble
asciilifeform: hey phf , didja ever get your debug plug going ?
asciilifeform: !!up cnomad
deedbot: cnomad voiced for 30 minutes.
cnomad: hey
asciilifeform: hello?
asciilifeform: cnomad: what brings you to #trilema ?
cnomad: your blog post brought me here
cnomad: was curious
asciilifeform: cnomad: please read the logs -- http://btcbase.org/log/ -- and make use of the search, before asking q
asciilifeform: chances are, it's been answered
cnomad: thanks, no qs at the moment
asciilifeform: cnomad: so what is it you're curious about then
cnomad: I don;t have any _specific_ qs at the moment, but i do some IC and firmware RE. I don't even know what this channel is about before joining
asciilifeform: cnomad: consider reading the chan subj line
cnomad: it's not very clear
cnomad: is this a technical channel or a political or...? ☟︎
asciilifeform: hey mircea_popescu , didja hear, apparently it's not clear
asciilifeform: cnomad: a bit of both
asciilifeform: matters technical and political are not in reality separable. ☟︎
asciilifeform: ( or rather, the mistaken notion that they are separable, is promulgated by the great satan. )
cnomad: yeah
cnomad: you guys have a manifesto or something?
asciilifeform: http://thebitcoin.foundation/declaration.txt probably closest thing.
asciilifeform: followed by http://trilema.com/2016/cia-factbook-the-most-serene-republic/ .
asciilifeform: if you stick around until mircea_popescu wakes up, he will elaborate.
asciilifeform: cnomad: meanwhile, tell us a bit about yourself. reverse engineer ?
asciilifeform: for profit ? for sport ? both ?
cnomad: both
cnomad: mostly contracting
asciilifeform: are you interested in / familiar with cr50 in particular ? or heard of it for 1st time from the article
cnomad: currently working on liberating a tl866a programmer, but mostly i do RE and pwning for various security chips
asciilifeform: ha i use tl866 right here
douchebag: Interesting
cnomad: I knew about it before, and when I did it was curious noone wrote about it then
asciilifeform: cnomad: you will probably not be surprised to hear that google doctors its search results.
cnomad: yeah
asciilifeform: so yes, generally you won't hear what they do not want you to hear, if google search if your main source.
cnomad: i don't use google
asciilifeform: hence how you found article, i will guess. good.
asciilifeform: cnomad: please consider registering a pgp key with deedbot :
asciilifeform: !!help
deedbot: http://deedbot.org/help.html
asciilifeform: cnomad: then i will rate you, and you will be able to speak when there is no one to manually give you voice.
asciilifeform: and you can start developing reputation.
cnomad: i don't want to develop reputation, just wanna say hi and observe
asciilifeform: then you will probably be satisfied with reading the log. typically it takes 6month of reading, to grasp what's going on.
cnomad: ok
asciilifeform: however, if you wish to work with the people here ( and this is where the serious coin lives ) you will want to get in the deedbot wot.
asciilifeform: you do not have to use your meatspace name, or anything of the kind. simply need gpg key, one that you won't lose.
diana_coman: cnomad, do you specifically want to *not* develop a reputation here ?
cnomad: im a go-with-the-flow kinda guy. rep will naturally follow ☟︎
asciilifeform: it won't, if you ain't in the wot.
asciilifeform: until you are in the wot, 'you' do not exist, it is not difficult to hijack a fleanode nick.
cnomad: i see
asciilifeform: nor will anyone attempt to communicate in confidence with you, without gpg pubkey.
diana_coman: cnomad, precisely; just... it needs a recipient to accumulate in; basically how is anyone to say it's same *you* next time you join?
asciilifeform: so, for example, i am considering declaring a btc bounty for cr50 break. but it will only be available to folks in the wot, for the very obvious reason .
asciilifeform: ( how am i to know whom to pay ? and if the magic answer is sent plaintext, it will land in the fleanode nsa trap and immediately get shared with the enemy. )
cnomad: ahh
cnomad: fair enough
asciilifeform: cnomad: there is a www front-end for the wot; this , for example : http://wot.deedbot.org/17215D118B7239507FAFED98B98228A001ABFFC7.html is me.
cnomad: ok here's a sha512sum for now, i'll regsiter w/ your bot a bit later
cnomad: 7d3ca5d5e5e09bdc3ebf53017a883e2c10710fe5edf8f46838ff5e6b5bf33e6c031554b959badb9ef8a0bca772a6df2c8e677227143ea46d3f36d28b43e26135
cnomad: so if you question my identity i'll give you the non hashed text
asciilifeform: this doesn't do anything for us. but do consider !!register'ing a gpg key.
cnomad: k
asciilifeform: all you gotta do is to put it where ( http://somewhere/yourkey.txt, not https ) deedbot can see it, and then !!register thaturl .
cnomad: how much are you offering for liberating a cr50? fyi, it'll be a _hard_ target
asciilifeform: cnomad: not determined yet. at least 1btc.
cnomad: ok
asciilifeform: out of curiosity, cnomad , do you think this is laughably small ?
cnomad: yeah
cnomad: i mean
asciilifeform: hm?
asciilifeform: how large a bounty would pique your interest, cnomad ?
cnomad: if the goal is to liberate it for public use, then it's easier to justify paying less than market rate
cnomad: hmm
asciilifeform: well yes, for public use. with the caveat that we will not be giving the curative pill to google. ☟︎
asciilifeform: we will make cured machines available, at reasonable cost.
asciilifeform: ( if the jailbreak is published openly, the hole is likely to be closed in short order. this prolly does not need explaining. )
cnomad: If someone popped this chip, I'd value it at _least_ 200k USD. we're talking about invasive analysis that requires equipment, weeks of non-stop work, and experience ☟︎
asciilifeform: !!up cnomad
deedbot: cnomad voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: for my purposes, a proper break is when i can load in arbitrary firmware in place of the vendor's. ☟︎
asciilifeform: into all currently available cr50 boards, but in particular the c101pa.
cnomad: especially since this is a generic security chip with potentially more serious applications
asciilifeform: sure.
cnomad: oh
asciilifeform: i do not particularly need extraction of user-loaded tpm crapola, it does not do anything for me.
cnomad: but if you re-write the firmware, you own the tpm
asciilifeform: ( though as i understand it will also be possible as a side-effect of any general break. )
asciilifeform: correct.
asciilifeform: simply must point out, if as side effect of the break, the user-loaded data is nulled, this is not a problem for us.
asciilifeform: so it is just as good to break the 'rma lock' mechanism, as the firmware verification, as i currently understand it.
cnomad: gotcha
asciilifeform: the objective is to neuter, once and for all, the nsa master key mechanism.
asciilifeform: then, e.g. the c101pa, becomes a pretty useful, general-purpose arm64 box.
asciilifeform: but until then, it is a kind of iphone
cnomad: heh
asciilifeform: re 'weeks of nonstop work', understand that the break must be mass-applicable, it is not useful to flip the bits with electron beam in ~one~ particular cr50
cnomad: yeah, using a SEM/FIB is the easy way
asciilifeform: but does us 0 good
cnomad: well it could provide some insight into the target
cnomad: for further REing
asciilifeform: the break would ideally be applicable via the http://www.loper-os.org/?p=2415 debug device; or, at worst, by attaching to the test pads on the http://www.loper-os.org/pub/c101pa/h1.jpg pcb.
cnomad: yeah
asciilifeform: the expense of decapping ~each~ cr50 in each box, is prohibitive, and makes whole proposition uninteresting
asciilifeform: i'ma brb, teatime ☟︎
cnomad: well the most likely non-firmware approach would be finding a way to glitch/fault it ☟︎
cnomad: that would be scalable
cnomad: that being said, these chips are generally hardened against faulting / glitching / DPA attacks
mircea_popescu: anything specific ?
cnomad: from reading around a few months ago, they use a similar IC that's used for smart cards, which implement a lot of hardening measures like dual rail logic, security meshes, and various other hardening measures
cnomad: so this is likely some evolution of that
mircea_popescu: sounds like a lot of expensive customization.
cnomad: yeah they can be generic. Mass produce them so engineers can use them for TPMs and whatnot
mircea_popescu: "smart" cards are not usually all that hardened in practice.
cnomad: good, modern ones are
asciilifeform back
asciilifeform: cnomad: main form of glitch hardening in cr50, going by the src, is the tactic of repeating the various crypto checks N times
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823904 << sure, i'll match. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 18:48 asciilifeform considers idea of proclaiming a 1 btc prize for a working break of cr50 . any l1 folk interested in contributing to the prize chest , and/or overseeing the refereeing ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: good. nao all we need is a refereee
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu wanna referee?
mircea_popescu: doesn't the referee have to be qualified ?
asciilifeform: well ideally he'd have a box to test $pill on
asciilifeform: hey phf ! ☟︎
asciilifeform: cnomad: dpa won't do a lick of good, the boobytrap is a rsa pub sig check, no secrets involved
cnomad: yeah i know, i was speaking more generally
asciilifeform: ( i can dpa right here, dun need help even. but it isn't particularly useful for cr50. )
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823930 << this difference doesn't exist. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 19:18 cnomad: is this a technical channel or a political or...?
mircea_popescu: the claim to the contrary is a political ploy put forth by the enemies of humanity.
asciilifeform: cnomad: chip appears to be rad-hard, to an extent, also. tho there is a plain physical limit as to rad-hardness of an object half a mm in thickness
asciilifeform: and at any rate a pill that requires elaborate physical diddling is not suitable for mass curing.
mircea_popescu: if well grounded, that limit can be high indeed.
asciilifeform: !!up cnomad
deedbot: cnomad voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823965 << it will onlty follow if you exist. without a registered key, you don't. nobody's going to even pretend "that cnomad guy" is a thing, different or differentiable from any other http://trilema.com/2014/ill-pay-for-your-tits/ ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 19:32 cnomad: im a go-with-the-flow kinda guy. rep will naturally follow
asciilifeform: cnomad: it is quite conceivable that the artifact is airtight, and no one will collect the prize. however it is also conceivable that there is, e.g., buffer overflow somewhere in the mass of c crapola, and it can be rooted today, via the usb jack.
cnomad: yeah
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, the only problem is, i'm paying bitcoin to fix google's crapolade ? this sounds a lot like the soviet-sponsored "criticism of capitalism"
cnomad: oh this chip will get popped someday, it's certainly possible
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: rape, not fix
asciilifeform: per http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823992 . ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 19:41 asciilifeform: well yes, for public use. with the caveat that we will not be giving the curative pill to google.
mircea_popescu: if it's software and it's found, well... they'll make a firmware upgrade yes.
asciilifeform: some time after we cure 500 units.
asciilifeform: nothing's forever.
mircea_popescu: but the blade cuts the wrong way.
asciilifeform: the machines currently on retail shelves, are curable.
asciilifeform: ( if cure indeed exists )
mircea_popescu: i'd be surprised if "the public" has the werewithal to even liberate 500 of them, should a pill be available now.
asciilifeform: what public. asciilifeform , right here in torture room, will liberate.
mircea_popescu: and you'll store 500 laptops ?
asciilifeform: sure
asciilifeform: they're small.
mircea_popescu: why ?
asciilifeform: s.nsa product.
mircea_popescu: yes, but you're making less than alphabet is from this deal.
mircea_popescu: the idea is to work things so we make more than they do.
asciilifeform: alphabet sells'em, i suspect, at-cost.
asciilifeform: they make their dough via luser rapine, not iron.
mircea_popescu: i still don't see the merit in this "pay" approach.
asciilifeform: the snsa boxen, in the hypothetical, will not contain google crapola.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: imho it's worth a shot, dun cost me anything if nobody plays.
mircea_popescu: this is a naive way of looking at things.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu is not expected to contribute to the prize pot, if he thinks it is waste of time.
mircea_popescu: consider what "pay for tits" got.
mircea_popescu: i didn't do that publicly for nothing, after all.
asciilifeform: refereeing will take some work. hence the call for a willing referee .
mircea_popescu: there wasn't a single noteworthy one in the whole bunch, yes ?
asciilifeform: ( and naturally contest would have finite time bound )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, think : paying for tits resulted, before your very eyes, in ever increasing levels of exam taking. yes ? you noticed this, yourself, i said nothing, you complained about it.
asciilifeform: verily it did.
mircea_popescu: now you want to pay for cr-whatever. why ? do you expect it'll go any differently ? why ? and so on.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: occasionally folks do break things. presently they're stuck 1) publishing, and it gets patched within a day by enemy 2) the enemy's bounties, paid in printolade
mircea_popescu: "it doesn't cost me anything" is how filthy person ends up with bug infestation, "oh, the jam they eat cost me nothing".
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, folks who can think are cordially invited to extract their head out of their ass, stop cohabiting with monkeys, join the republic.
mircea_popescu: if they can't do this, measured as "don't do this", a) the argument they were intelligent is tenuous and b) paying them is exacrtly thr wrong thing to do.
asciilifeform: well i wrote the article. observe what sort of folx came thus far.
mircea_popescu: ie, a) if indeed this guy exists that'd give tyou whatever for the whatever prize, and b) i know for certain that he wouldn;'t have otherwise, somehow then c) i'll send a gal over to tie him to a post, slice an inch of his abdomen, and slowly roll his inrtestine on a cat scratch pad.
mircea_popescu: because what the fuck else would you expect me to do.
asciilifeform: at any rate, nothing's finalized, if mircea_popescu is convinced that this is dumb idea, i'ma call it off
mircea_popescu: i'm not convinced of anything, but i'd rather discuss it than not.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the code repo contains list of meat names of good candidates to tie to a post.
asciilifeform: they have access to that privkey.
asciilifeform: ( one even on record, as 'no i don't!111' , amstan )
mircea_popescu: certainly consists of list of miserable overgrown avortons whose mothers should be really, really ashamed they waited.
asciilifeform: verily.
cnomad: curious, you guys speak russian?
mircea_popescu: he does.
asciilifeform: asciilifeform, phf , apeloyee, possibly coupla other folx, do
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu does, to extent, but won't admit!11
cnomad: heh
cnomad: cool me too
mircea_popescu: i'm jewish, that's what we do.
asciilifeform: lol
asciilifeform: cnomad: interestingly, 0 discussion on ru net of cr50.
asciilifeform: in so far as i can tell.
asciilifeform: it's been on shop shelves for almost a year, and 0.
asciilifeform: nao, possibly because nobody in ru sphere would be caught dead buying google crapolade, even for experiment.
asciilifeform: but still somewhat surprising.
asciilifeform: currently the thing is in a handful of boxes, but i suspect that it will spread.
asciilifeform: esp. if the derps begin to think that they've made an airtight trap.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i don't expect that the google monkeys with access to the key, will willingly spill it ( tho this cannot be ruled out. ) idea was, possibly to get the same folks who currently sweat over ipnoje etc , interested.
mircea_popescu: but if their brain dun work enough for them to get thjemselves interested on their own, then what's your btc gonna do ?
asciilifeform: what does crapple's 100k bounty do ?
asciilifeform: or what was it.
mircea_popescu: nothing.
asciilifeform: if it were 'nothing', the holes from 2015 would still work.
mircea_popescu: it's the ~advertising~ that does something. you understand this, do you ?
asciilifeform: possibly not?
mircea_popescu: ok. let's go back to the original tournament market, the hollywood studio. ☟︎
asciilifeform: ok
mircea_popescu: what's the whatever, $x mn check the star gets DO ?
asciilifeform: win lottery, lol
mircea_popescu: the item where they ship pre-printed cutouts with the silouette of a girl, and a hole for the head, holding a $x mn check, DOES SOMETHING.
mircea_popescu: it does the thing where it's put in front of every soda joint, and before you know it 17 yos are willing to throw their panties at rolling stones and star in cocksucker blues.
asciilifeform: i think i grasp this
mircea_popescu: whereas their mothers were happy to appear in whistler's mother all decked in black.
mircea_popescu: but this is not what you ask. what you ask is, "what does the $x mn do". well ? what does it ?
mircea_popescu: you're not going to reproduce the former by the latter ; just like you're not going to lure my slavegirls away by promising to be "a good sensitive guy with a great sense of humor". ☟︎
asciilifeform: however must point out, serious work does cost money; e.g. time on electron microscope, we saw what costs; and there is a population of folx who can make use of it, but can't steal enuff time on instruments, or , if they can, allocated it for something that actually pays the bills
mircea_popescu: howsoever indignant my stepping on their faces in the dungeon may make your tingly sense.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, yes, and if zeptobars weren't fucked in the head, they'd have a !Z service here.
mircea_popescu: exactly like sane people do it.
asciilifeform: the problem with zeptobars, is that they're a ~porn co.
asciilifeform: the amt of ~actual~ reversing, to date, by zeptobar, is ~0.
mircea_popescu: but they ARE fucked in the head, and specifically in the manner of http://btcbase.org/log/2018-04-13#1798415 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-04-13 20:14 zx2c4: i'd be wary of any 'deal' that's different from: 'i'm given money. you're given warm feelings of having helped the internet.'
asciilifeform: understand, a die photo would do me ~0 good re cr50.
mircea_popescu: where, of course, "the internet" is really just how he whitewashes satan himself for my benefit\.
mircea_popescu: cuz im supposed to be just as retarded as any other usg-produced neet.
asciilifeform: this aside, they ~are~ fuckedinthehead in the manner mircea_popescu describes. just, it would not make much diff for us to have'em, in this case.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, i'm just saying, the thing you discuss, with "has costs", works a ~certain~ way. and if you recall how NOPENOPE NOPE!!! kanzure was wrt getting his inept bs in functional shape, you realise that they will NEVER do any work.
asciilifeform: what can i say, this is probably 100% true.
mircea_popescu: recall ? "put your pdf reader in a bot" "where are your microscopy shots" etc.
mircea_popescu: where are they ? even fucking today ? a year later, and all the "make mp eat crow" one could conjure up, where is it ?
asciilifeform: this is sorta like 'search for extraterrestrial intelligence'
asciilifeform: 'hm, maybe today is when the martians answer'
mircea_popescu: recall the days kakobrekla honestly imagined b-a actually has some sort of future ?
mircea_popescu: they won't work ; and paying them is counter-productive : it encourages them to not work.
asciilifeform: notion was to pay for completed work
asciilifeform: but i can see the 'tits' angle.
mircea_popescu: notion was you working to self-pacify yourself, really.
mircea_popescu: there's no way to cut this : either they do or they don't.
asciilifeform: well currently i'm out of ideas in re cr50; thought i'd try the 1 tool in the box i haven't unsheathed.
mircea_popescu: #lisp STILL FUCKING DOES NOT HAVE candi_lustt
mircea_popescu: what more ?
asciilifeform: !!up cnomad
deedbot: cnomad voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: cnomad: i dun suppose you have anything to add to this thread ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, consider what the previous bitcoins bought, shall we ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: perfectly good photo of d00d with pen in his arse !111
cnomad: nothing to add atm
asciilifeform: cnomad: aite
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-04-18#1802054 we've seen ; how about http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-11#1724173 ? random moron trying to make a living out of "online marketing", gets paid more than he earned his entire working life (cash, not fucking "hopes" bs) and he... what ? ☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-04-18 16:39 a111: Logged on 2018-04-12 16:30 mircea_popescu: !!pay zx2c4 1
a111: Logged on 2017-10-11 20:46 mircea_popescu: !!withdraw 1 12taDFRdimNTHx1xoUkUZWj3nrE4js6LM6
mircea_popescu: nothing. there's not going to be any work encouragement through payment, because the inca has expertly stuffed this channel full of nonsense on both ends. "Free money" from one "nothing to buy for it" from the other, the zek has no use and no need and consequently no conception of money at all.
mircea_popescu: might as well offer moon fiddles.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: hypothetically it'd be a contest with very simple mechanical judgement of winner. but i can picture why no one might want to be the referee.
mircea_popescu: nevermind the referee. explain the incentive structure.
asciilifeform: for players ?
mircea_popescu: yes.
asciilifeform: well, let's take douchebag
asciilifeform: whatcha doing these days, douchebag ?
asciilifeform: let me guess, auditing www crapola to make the rent ?
mircea_popescu: my bet would be, he's working a shitty job in some shitty company and dreams of the day "things will happen".
mircea_popescu: meanwhile nothing's happening, and time goes by, and trinque in the end had a point, no door's open forever.
asciilifeform: maybe not best example, i have nfi whether d00d has the spark of life or not
mircea_popescu: and you know, like shinohai -- if you prod him he'll do some movements, like electrocuted, disembodied frog legs. and if you don't he'll sit. and then wonder why it didn't work out and why he's being so badly persecuted.
asciilifeform: all i got is historical examples, buying keys worked for kgb and gru
asciilifeform: why not for us.
mircea_popescu: recall the time i bought that dork a ranked reddit account ? recall the time anything came of it ?
mircea_popescu: recall the time anything came of rockchip ?
mircea_popescu: and so fucking on.
asciilifeform: sure but what's a reddit worth.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, if "worked" then where are these things it worked for ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, a tool is worth to the tradesman his life.
asciilifeform: i can't speak authoritatively, but according to thirdhand folx, they had the usg naval keys for 20 yrs straight
mircea_popescu: if he's a tradesman. if he's a kid getting in the way of adults, nothing will EVER be worth anything. not ever, no matter what you do.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, and ? they ever won a confrontation with us navy ? they ever won without even needing to confront, like the chinese ?
asciilifeform: aaand they had orig schems, chip layouts, etc. for various 'embargo' products. some of which can still be seen today, e.g. those calcs.
asciilifeform: these were purchased, in exactly the manner contemplated.
mircea_popescu: sure. but anyways, to circle back : i'll match. but i also expect exactly nothing to come of it.
asciilifeform: i expect exactly same thing.
asciilifeform: nao if phf or other l1 is willing to referee, we can hold the game. ( imho asciilifeform does not fit for role of referee. )
mircea_popescu: and somehow, all these inept fucktards sit somewhere "online" on the world wide dweeb, and manage to not notice that "hey, there's some people somewhere , can burn 10s of ks of this shitty green crap just out of boredom. when's the last time our "respectable" "employer" ok'd a $100 expense account ?!?!?!"
asciilifeform: i'd start with giving the players , say , six weeks.
mircea_popescu: hahaha\
mircea_popescu: you know, i did this on trilema what ? a dozen times ? two ?
asciilifeform: any longer, and the target is likely to move.
asciilifeform: sure.
mircea_popescu: recall how it never took less than a year for the fucktarded public to even catch on ?
mircea_popescu: and this is not anglotardation ; at some point a decade ago i actually offered a full scholarship. NOBODY claimed it.
asciilifeform: i believe it.
asciilifeform: sometimes there is problem tho, where the prospective players don't believe in the factuality of the prize
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2011/bursele-trilema-pentru-doctoranzi-si-masteranzi/ << item.
mircea_popescu: riiigh.
mircea_popescu: looky, shit eaters will eat shit.
asciilifeform: ( so paradoxically a 1btc prize imho could attract moar players than 10, even )
mircea_popescu: "i don't believe in factuality of anything besides usg" is the cheapest brand of shit to eat.
asciilifeform: right but hypothetical is that something remains when you take these away.
asciilifeform: ( i have no particular reason to think it, and more or less agree with mircea_popescu re why )
asciilifeform: it's a 'seti'.
asciilifeform: nobody has yet met a martian.
mircea_popescu: as far as i'm concerned, two things remain : republicans and slavegirls.
asciilifeform: afaik that's all.
mircea_popescu: and i don't see why that shouldn't suffice.
asciilifeform: i mean this is one possible approach, when encountering a mine field that the current republicans + slavegurlz can't clear, to say 'eh it dun need clearing'
mircea_popescu: well, say it can't be cleared, what.
asciilifeform: but i'd like to see this one, cleared.
mircea_popescu: saying "jahveh will clear if sacrifice correct ox" is insanity.
asciilifeform: ox clears minefield quite well!111
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, nice. like in one hand, and piss in the other...
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform: it isn't even wholly about the machines, from asciilifeform's pov, asciilifeform would like to see the enemy bleed some, hear the laments , see the mules driven before him, etc ☟︎
asciilifeform: and, as mircea_popescu correctly points out, 'would like' never broke any doors.
mircea_popescu: well, you live in dc, send a few girls over to talk to the dweebs.
asciilifeform: lol
mircea_popescu: afaik alphabet all lives there, notwisthanding "tech corp" pretense.
asciilifeform: you must have asciilifeform confused with somebody else, the dc mircea_popescu is three doors down
mircea_popescu: also, i can say it is extremely unlikely your preliminary "thousands" figure is correct. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: it may be as low as a coupla dozen.
asciilifeform: ( and fwiw it's news to me, that any of them live here, nobody lives here if they can reasonably help it )
mircea_popescu: yes well.
douchebag: I've been around, just been busy attending to various issues irl
mircea_popescu: how's the ticks ?
douchebag: It ended up being a spider bite
douchebag: I'm doing well now after a few days
mircea_popescu: a good.
douchebag: thanks
mircea_popescu: ticks are technically spiders, fwiw.
douchebag: Never knew that, I thought they were parasites
douchebag: Ahh they're arachnids
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823995 << he's not even wrong ; tho honestly i'd much rather buy equipment than outsource. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 19:44 cnomad: If someone popped this chip, I'd value it at _least_ 200k USD. we're talking about invasive analysis that requires equipment, weeks of non-stop work, and experience
mircea_popescu: let's not repeat the mistake that sunk america ; we don't even have an america to sink.
cnomad: what mistake?
mircea_popescu: douchebag, "parasite" isn't a class. but yes, arachnids.
mircea_popescu: cnomad, outsourcing, rather than buying capital goods.
douchebag: A friend of mine is great w/ hardware hacking, reverse engineering, binary exploitation, firmware exploitation, ect.. He has a ton of equipment, if asciilifeform wants I could have him come in here.
BingoBoingo: <douchebag> It ended up being a spider bite << How sure are you about that? Prolly safest to tent the place and fumigate to be sure.
mircea_popescu: douchebag, certainly.
asciilifeform: douchebag: it isn't clear that heavy equipment is of any help. but if talented folx can be led to take an interest, by all means bring'em
mircea_popescu: apparently we'll end up having to organize a defanging lab.
douchebag: BingoBoingo: Well, that's what the doctor told me
asciilifeform: the only on-chip secret that'd make a diff, is if there is an iron backdoor left in fpga
asciilifeform: otherwise it's a purely c-machine exploitation problem
asciilifeform: recall, a cure that requires individual decapping of each patient, is worth ~0.
BingoBoingo: douchebag: Spiders and ticks aren't the only things that bite. Fumigate.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1824023 << as he was excitedly pointing out, http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-11#1822402 ☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 19:51 cnomad: well the most likely non-firmware approach would be finding a way to glitch/fault it
a111: Logged on 2018-06-11 15:46 asciilifeform: one interesting observation, is that the update mechanism lets you flash in arbitrary crapola into 'rw' section ( it simply won't jump to it if it doesn't pass rsa(sha256(payload)) ) . so theoretically could put a nop sled there, ending with jump into the magic half of unlock routine. and then expose the thing to beta/gamma, and perhaps in a few months it will Do The Right Thing
mircea_popescu: but so far an overflow's elusive.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, honestly, i still suspect there's a clean way to flash-in via the factory pads. however...
mircea_popescu: !!up digshadow-c
deedbot: digshadow-c voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: and in so far as i can tell, thing's a pinball machine, designed to lock up on first sign of glitching
asciilifeform: has thermometer, etc.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: fwiw i tracked down their factory test jig src. it was in their shithub, 'removed' in october 19
mircea_popescu: ahaha, does it brick if you cut out the thermometer ?
asciilifeform: cut lol
asciilifeform: it's on-die.
mircea_popescu: ohthose.
asciilifeform: test jig was simply a variant of the stock fw, and it gets rewritten by the 'prod' fw prior to retail sale.
mircea_popescu: yes but how did they enable it ?
mircea_popescu: !!up xdeller_
deedbot: xdeller_ voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: hello xdeller_ , who might ye be ?
asciilifeform: factory edition of the chip had a loader that overwrites self via spi
asciilifeform: so no trace of it on the prod chip.
mircea_popescu: pretty elegant way to go about it.
douchebag: asciilifeform: Are you referring to the motor compressor
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/06/trump-and-kim-make-a-deal-after-g7-treachery/ << Qntra - Trump And Kim Make A Deal After G7 Treachery
asciilifeform: aha, in so far as i can tell they did a fairly clean job.
asciilifeform: douchebag: waiwat
douchebag: I'm talking to my buddy
douchebag: "i hope hes not referring to the fucking motor compressor"
douchebag: "chromium rite"
asciilifeform: does he think subj is a refrigerator ? or wat
BingoBoingo: LOLL
asciilifeform: !!up cnomad
deedbot: cnomad voiced for 30 minutes.
asciilifeform: douchebag: i'm not aware of a component known by name of 'motor compressor' anywhere in or near subj
asciilifeform: possibly yer friend is thinking of refrigerator...
trinque: it's right next to the johnson rod
asciilifeform: lel
mircea_popescu: douchebag, cr50 is, by all appearances, an arm cortex fpga
BingoBoingo: Even then more apt metaphor for the operation would be a drain and fill
asciilifeform: douchebag: ~in~ fpga. but not an off-the-shelf one, but with LUT filling in mask rom.
asciilifeform: a la altera's 'hardcopy'
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, how reliable is your http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1823802 ? ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 16:03 asciilifeform: but if can put a $5 fpga in its place, it's a 15 min job.
asciilifeform: ( may even be, for all i know, literally a product of altera hardcopy )
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: if i could find a fpga that sits down pad-for-pad, it becomes a $10 problem.
mircea_popescu: could just put a sane kbd driver in there and whatnot. i don;'t even fucking want google's kbd driver, they can shove it.
asciilifeform: however it is not known presently whether one exists.
asciilifeform: right.
asciilifeform: kbd, ps, etc
asciilifeform: i'd junk google's crapola fw regardless, even if we break cr50
mircea_popescu: ps is even smaller an issue
asciilifeform: it can be replaced with ~50 line thing.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, can you publish a very large pic of the chip (and margins) only ?
mircea_popescu: ideally 5k px or w/e you can swing. very large very clear.
asciilifeform: currently best i have is http://www.loper-os.org/pub/c101pa/h1.jpg
mircea_popescu: it's fucking terrible.
asciilifeform: but will strip down the box again ( gotta pull out mb and heat sinks etc ) and make a bigger, later this wk
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: how big margin do you want ?
mircea_popescu: 1mm past the demarcation is plenty
asciilifeform: i put the spi bootrom in the pic, to make clear the fact that it is connected ~through~ cr50
asciilifeform: ( src confirms this )
mircea_popescu: make 100 shots if you have to, just learn how to use the damned sony and get a proper fixed shot
mircea_popescu: sure. but here no need for that, we're trying to match the chip.
douchebag: My buddy said "although they are mostly factory locked"
douchebag: you can put them in an "rma open" config which will allow some communications functionality
mircea_popescu: douchebag, what are you, mafalda ?
asciilifeform: douchebag: if you were to read my articles, and past 48 hrs of thread, you would already know this.
asciilifeform: incl. what happens re 'rma open'.
asciilifeform: ( unlocking 'rma open' counts as a troo break. )
asciilifeform: and forfuckssake yes they're locked. what didja think the thread were about, douchebag ?
douchebag: I didn't even know what a cr50 was 10 minutes ago
asciilifeform: douchebag: you have some reading to catch up on.
asciilifeform: douchebag: can start with http://www.loper-os.org/?p=2433 .
douchebag: Sry, been jumping between quite a few different things throughout the day
cnomad: floating an idea... do you folks have a batch of cr50s around that you might be willing to ship? ☟︎
douchebag: My friend was also wondering who has access to cr50's
cnomad: and if you send 2-3 to me, I can image it for you
asciilifeform: cnomad: it's 300bux or so
cnomad: yeah, for a whole chromebook
mircea_popescu: cnomad, how about you get a key registered, i send you some bitcoin dust, you order yourself a coupla chromebooks and "imagine it for us".
asciilifeform: cnomad: board itself is ~fiddybux on ebay
douchebag: My friend says he's going to research it some more. He said he can have a unit by Friday, he thinks it'll be interesting because it probably hasn't had as much attention given to it due to low market share
mircea_popescu: douchebag, why can't he come in like normal people ?
diana_coman: funny how this hw guy can't even do as much as the girls with tits managed
douchebag: He's not at his computer at the moment
mircea_popescu: so let him get off the girl and get to his computert later.
cnomad: mircea_popescu: ok. I'm not going to get to it within this month, but i'll ping you back for details to give you a die image
cnomad: it prolly will yield some periphery information about the die, similar families / cells that it uses
cnomad: !!register https://kibon.eu/kiboneu.asc
deedbot: 7BD5B50222D7457B9710CF728D6436492F4A69AF registered as cnomad.
cnomad: there im now on yer watchlist
mircea_popescu: principally it'll yield an opportunity for you to be reconized or how shall we put it.
mircea_popescu: !!pay cnomad 0.1 ☟︎
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/uT9uZ/?raw=true
cnomad: i don't want money, but thanks
mircea_popescu: cnomad, imagine i shipped you some boards, what difference does it make.
mircea_popescu: i suppose i should also rate him huh.
mircea_popescu: !!rate cnomad 1 dood either ran off with my boards or else produced an image of some sort ; we don't know the future yet
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/4zhB3/?raw=true
mircea_popescu: cnomad, say !!up to deedbot in a pm.
mircea_popescu: !!up cnomad
deedbot: cnomad voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: hm ?
cnomad: er, more precisely I'm not going to get to it until sometime next month, so I'd rather accept payment then
cnomad: idk deedbat thinks im not registered
mircea_popescu: dingbat lol.
mircea_popescu: cnomad, aite, give it a few mins then, maybe not up to date yet
cnomad: its fine. I'll ping you folks when I'm ready to order some chromebooks and do some imaging
cnomad: motivation for me to finish assembling the fumehood
asciilifeform: the great outdoor world under the sun makes an ok fumehood..
mircea_popescu: no it doesn't.
mircea_popescu: suicidal maniac.
asciilifeform: lol
cnomad: i can't say i haven't considered it
asciilifeform: ( well, it + sov gas mask )
mircea_popescu: + buttplug.
asciilifeform: arse-mouth hose, wainot.
asciilifeform: !!rate cnomad 1 says, he's a reverser.
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/BBSsL/?raw=true
asciilifeform: !!v 93034C3788CC362FD06EF9824B149C73A8C1B0B6EDAA9F1773BB30E80855097D
deedbot: asciilifeform rated cnomad 1 << says, he's a reverser.
mircea_popescu: cnomad the user manual is http://trilema.com/2014/what-the-wot-is-for-how-it-works-and-how-to-use-it/ btw
mircea_popescu: !!up fitzsim
deedbot: fitzsim voiced for 30 minutes.
mircea_popescu: aand who might you be ?
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/06/apple-signing-api-used-to-bypass-third-party-anti-malware-tools/ << Qntra - Apple Signing API Used To Bypass Third Party Anti-Malware Tools
ben_vulpes: BingoBoingo: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/nCaj4/?raw=true
ben_vulpes: actually BingoBoingo try http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/Hn5N9/?raw=true instead
phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-12#1824041 << if you decide that the effort is worth the while, i'll referee ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-12 20:11 asciilifeform: hey phf !
asciilifeform: phf: do you have now with what to referee ? if i start the contest today, and entry is mailed in, can you test ?
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: http://qntra.net/2018/06/apple-signing-api-used-to-bypass-third-party-anti-malware-tools/#comment-115866
asciilifeform: phf: the way i'm thinking of doing it: i'ma write up and sign a statement describing the competition; you will create a special-occasion key, e.g. 'cr50contest', rate it e.g. +1 cr50 , and i will drop a coin into it.
mircea_popescu: why can't he just use phf ?
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/on-the-internet-nobody-believes-youre-a-sow/ << Trilema - On the internet, nobody believes you're a sow.
asciilifeform: also worx, but this is easier to keep track of if folx want to donate to the pot etc
asciilifeform: phf: you will test using your c101pa. and so you will need the debug snake, i will need to put the output of sysinfo , ver , brd , etc cr50 console commands into the statement. ☟︎
asciilifeform: the outputs from phf's box.
mircea_popescu: i can't imagine we'll have such a deluge of these the clerical work keeping track is worh the hassle
asciilifeform: maybe deluge, maybe not, but imho worth labeling it in separate bottle.
mircea_popescu has no strong feelings either way
asciilifeform: also thinking , half the prize is to be paid immediately on the receipt of a working crack, and other half a month later if google shows no sign of patching.
asciilifeform: to discourage double-dipping.
mircea_popescu: why ?
mircea_popescu: this is utter nonsense.
asciilifeform: for the smart arses who want to collect from us and then immediately google's bounty.
mircea_popescu changes asciilifeform 's nick to overengineer, inc.
asciilifeform: i trust the bounty-motivated folk about as far as i can throw'em.
mircea_popescu: "shows to signs" is not a computable string for the phf-machine.
mircea_popescu: no* signs
asciilifeform: it is to be computed as follows : at the end of the elapsed period, i go to a shop and buy a box, and let it vendor-update
asciilifeform: if pill still worx -- pass.
mircea_popescu: you'll end up having to pay like 5 btc for the work involved in this arbitering lol.
asciilifeform: let's see what phf says
mircea_popescu: i don't get it, and if your model is correct, secret waits a month thereby ? what's in a month ?
asciilifeform: in a month, i buy boxen, cure'em.
asciilifeform: simple , neh
asciilifeform: once they're cured, they're cured.
mircea_popescu: your idea is that "what if i don't have enough time to get to the store after contest is declared" ?
asciilifeform: gotta give ~some~ interval.
asciilifeform: dun have to be whole month.
mircea_popescu: sometimes i wonder what you imagine google is.
asciilifeform: and winner gets his jollies from publishing etc. if he likes.
asciilifeform: i ain't about to try to get people to swear to eternal secrecy.
mircea_popescu: imo it's a way better story if it goes "and then google patched with bated breath WITHIN MINUTES"
asciilifeform: google is a big bag of printolade, is all.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: crapple patches jailbreaks within day or 2 of learning about'em.
asciilifeform: i have nfi if they do it using coolies in romania working for food, or with what else. but there it is.
mircea_popescu: holy shit oxigen line punctured. aite, ima be back in a few, this just became a hazardous environment o.O
asciilifeform: bahaha mircea_popescu has piped gasses?!
asciilifeform: ( can i hit him up for some ln2 when i visit ?? )
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/06/texas-struggling-to-produce-non-fouling-bunker-fuel/ << Qntra - Texas Struggling To Produce Non-Fouling Bunker Fuel
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: ty for the lol http://qntra.net/2018/06/texas-struggling-to-produce-non-fouling-bunker-fuel/#comment-115867
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-10-22#1727646 << oblig timis ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2017-10-22 14:54 asciilifeform: aaalso why are there signs warning of buried ~oxygen~ pipes !
asciilifeform: !Q later tell trinque would it be possible to set up a public address that will auto-add to the pot when sent coin to ?
lobbesbot: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
ben_vulpes: BingoBoingo: can i get the copyright r ?
trinque: asciilifeform: just register a nick that represents the pot, have folks !!pay that nick
lobbesbot: trinque: Sent 1 minute ago: <asciilifeform> would it be possible to set up a public address that will auto-add to the pot when sent coin to ?
asciilifeform: trinque: idea is, heathens could donate anon ( admittedly tall order, that any want to )
asciilifeform: on 2nd thought possibly bad idea, if contest ends without a winner, what to do about them.