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asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: funnily enuff, asciilifeform's intake of c. s. lewis was in 1991, he was not printed afaik in su, but hey, perestroika, and suddenly translated and printed on toiletpaper and sold at fleamarket by crypto-evangiderps. brother picked up the series, i barfed on vol.2 where lion jizzus dies 'for our sins', fin.
mircea_popescu: is this the middle earth one, the battlestar one, or which one is he anyway ?
asciilifeform: the narnia series.
asciilifeform: ( and buncha unrelated , e.g. 'screwtape letters', possibly his 1 decent item )
mircea_popescu: jesus i didn't even read that one.
mircea_popescu: so it's not the guy who "invented" orcs ?
asciilifeform: nein
asciilifeform: 0 orcs in csl.
mircea_popescu: so not the whole lord of the ring thing ?
asciilifeform: nope
asciilifeform: that was his bottle buddy j.r.r.t.
mircea_popescu: i see.
asciilifeform: ( jrrt, funnily, was the catholic )
BingoBoingo: In other news, look at the "preferred" rate on the Argentine peso: 0.56-1.16 or in dollares 59.29-27.413
mircea_popescu: well, my recipient for this stuff is well empty, and i suspect it takes a while to refill.
asciilifeform: jrrt by some accounts did not even set out to write fiction, he was linguist, wanted some place to dump his conlangolade.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo is this a good thing ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform and a papist!!!
asciilifeform: indeed
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Well, Argentine peso is solidly worse than Uruguayo peso now and keeps diving. 60 pesos Argentinos to buy a USD
mircea_popescu: that must rankle the argentards.
BingoBoingo: And how
mircea_popescu: (trump was proferring his "full support": for macri at the fmi. thoiugh i much doubt the fmi has any money to burn on that dead end)
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: what was it at the time of c3, 13 ar.peso / 1 $ ?
mircea_popescu: yup.
mircea_popescu: up from 8.
asciilifeform recalls mircea_popescu wandering off, 'brb, buying some 8bux billz'
mircea_popescu: was 16 by the time i left, and i see coupla years ago it well... OFFICIALLY almost doubled, really more than tripled.
BingoBoingo: When I got here it was ~20 to 25
mircea_popescu: one of the most satisfying things i ever did in my entire life was contribute my contribution to the ending of that shithole.
mircea_popescu: hopefully they venezuela before tghe decade's out.
asciilifeform: iirc they venezuelaed as recently as '01. (shitholes apparently are rechargeable)
mircea_popescu: didn't last nearly enough.
BingoBoingo: August ended with the Argentine pesos still floating near parity with the peso Uruguayp http://bingology.net/2018/08/27/peso-watch-august-edition/
asciilifeform: oh hey retitled
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: 301'd
mircea_popescu: i hope they starve ; to the last man.
BingoBoingo: Well, Chinese are buying all their frozen cows and Turks with their issues are still buying all their standing cows
asciilifeform: somehow this never seems to happen to bankrupt orcistans, instead usg prints a few extra pallets and buys'em
asciilifeform: ( the point of doing this, escapes me , but seems to be the rule )
mircea_popescu: oh, us buying argentina ? yes, please.
mircea_popescu: i can take argentines starving slightly later if they sink usg along.
BingoBoingo: They can have nothing together!
mircea_popescu: purrfect!
asciilifeform: it'd even begin to make sense if they bought'em up to make long pig pepperoni. but no, they buy to 'biznis as usual'
BingoBoingo: Walmartists will love Argentine flavored plasticrap!
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: lol wat plastic. i dun think the ar folx at this point can even make molds.
asciilifeform: where was that mircea_popescu piece, with the electric heaters
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: AHA, that's how you identify Argentine plasticrap! Clearly out of spec
asciilifeform: the ones with charred crud where the thermosetting plastic might otherwise be
BingoBoingo: http://trilema.com/2016/cargo-cults-a-case-study/
asciilifeform: ^ yes
mircea_popescu: really the two idiotistans are made for one another.
mircea_popescu: comparably large, too!
BingoBoingo: Comparably empty
mod6: !!invoice BingoBoingo 0.03335804 Pizarro Invoice for Quarterly RockChip rental through December 31st 2018
deedbot: Get your OTP: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/xVq5e/?raw=true
BingoBoingo: tyvm
mod6: yw
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: didja ever do a brazil piece ?
mircea_popescu: i did some brazillian pieces, but never actually visited brazil.
asciilifeform: asciilifeform is specifically curious, re why brazil, afaik the 1 serious country in the whole landmass, is also half dour shithole ( asciilifeform's extended wot includes at least 1 d00d who went to brazil for physics conf and came back as 'cargo 200' , so i suspect the reputation aint entirely mythical )
mircea_popescu: i was going to go to rio, for about the same sort of "oh, great party!" naivite that had me go to argentina. in the light of experience i had the relevant parts researched, and now i know i don't want to go to the rio festival in the late 2010s anymore than i want to buy real estate in miami.
mircea_popescu: if the year were 1918, i'd definitely go. as it is, holy shit no.
BingoBoingo: That meshes with what I hear of Rio
asciilifeform: hey, street punks with ak's, caterpillars that bind cholinesterase on contact, zika, what's not to like!111
BingoBoingo: They apparently have a lot of blue/pink haired fattys now
mod6: !!v 9EA51737802D7E8C7221B73DC5FB90F343C2CDB62E5F77F65385F152B7E7CE85
deedbot: Invoiced BingoBoingo 0.03335804 << Pizarro Invoice for Quarterly RockChip rental through December 31st 2018
mircea_popescu: cheap negress & mulato whores dancing naked in the streets because why the hell not is one thing. but "organization" and pantsuitism-- never.
asciilifeform: oh ya and also these
mircea_popescu: in other lulz, this latest trilema piece references no less than fifty-six other trilema articles.
mircea_popescu: what the fuck would i do without this thing ?! trilema is not possible without itself.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> cheap negress & mulato whores dancing naked in the streets because why the hell not is one thing. but "organization" and pantsuitism-- never. << I have heard these places still exist in Brazil, but not from people who live there or who spend more than a couple days at a time.
mircea_popescu: and certainly not fucking rio, and certainly not during the festival.
mircea_popescu: but yes, "countryside". why the fuck would i bother, it's to ohot and too humid.
mircea_popescu: let them learn to irc.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> but yes, "countryside". why the fuck would i bother, it's to ohot and too humid. << This and the marijuana is why Uruguay gets away with pretending to have an economy
BingoBoingo: In still other news about 2 blocks away 10 construction workers fell, they just wanted to diy scaffolding...
mircea_popescu: ouch
BingoBoingo: Seriously, 7 meter fall from groundish level to the hole they were building in
BingoBoingo: Of course the inspectors are being very serious about how the wood scaffolding failed yesterday and not today
BingoBoingo: Construction site in question was on the Rambla so a bunch of one way streets were direction reversed to great confusion
mircea_popescu: jesus
mircea_popescu: they should never have told orcs about 1 way streets. they're not ready for the magic yet.
mircea_popescu: do you know how many fucking times it's happened here car was going on road, continued to go on road WHICH WAS NOW WRONG WAY ?!
BingoBoingo: Wasn't too bad for me. I walk
mircea_popescu: this is like "oh, cancer... i don't have it". MAYBE ONE DAY YOU DO MOTHERFUCKER!!1
mircea_popescu: what then!!! it'll suck!!!
BingoBoingo: Well, there also aren't cars here. And the policia was directing trafffic with their AK's so my first though was one of the Cambios was robbed
mircea_popescu: ahaha they give aks to traffic police ?!
BingoBoingo: Well, there's only one real police. Airport security is the airforce and water/beach security is the Navy/Tourism police
mircea_popescu imagines a proportional armament, "swat teams" equipped with plastic reproductions of Pumhart von Steyr, very Brasil-like visual.
BingoBoingo: The police here never know when they are going to have to babysit ATM refills
BingoBoingo: hello
mircea_popescu: hi
BingoBoingo: I am explaining to the Peruana that you have boats
mircea_popescu: does she ?
BingoBoingo: SHe does not, but you have yachts and baby turtles
mircea_popescu: and dragon fruit!
mircea_popescu: you ever had one of those things btw ?
BingoBoingo: I have not, ella no se como se dice esos en español
mircea_popescu: Pitaya
mircea_popescu: cactus fruit.
mircea_popescu: pitahaya*
BingoBoingo: brb
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-09-06#1848344 << if they STILL don't burn down the us "embassy" / stick in the salt mines any lizzard-looking dork... ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-09-06 23:29 deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/09/pantsuit-activist-and-lula-apologist-stabs-gravely-wounds-brasilero-great-again-candidate-jair-bolsonaro/ << Qntra - Pantsuit Activist And Lula Apologist Stabs, Gravely Wounds Brasilero Great Again Candidate Jair Bolsonaro
deedbot: http://trilema.com/2018/idle-inquiry/ << Trilema - Idle inquiry...
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: sonnow, sunnounded, tennified, annangement, annangements, embannassment, annogant, occunned,
diana_coman: innelevance
diana_coman: !!up rain1
deedbot: rain1 voiced for 30 minutes.
rain1: thanks
diana_coman: who are you rain1 ? ☟︎
rain1: i never know how to answer that. I work on some code projects
diana_coman: all right; what was it you needed voice for?
rain1: I wanted to ask if anybody knew how twitter image filenames were derived from the file content. there's a bit of info about the url structure but no explanation which hash algorithm is used
diana_coman: I doubt twitter really interested anyone around here all that much; what does it matter how twitter picks image filenames?
rain1: ok sorry
diana_coman: rain1, no need to be sorry, just answer the question
rain1: someone did a trick where they put some text in the filename, kinda like how you get novelty bitcoin addresses. and i was wondering how to do it
diana_coman: mircea_popescu, that Kirk fellow sounds great and I'd rather have read something written by him than lewis ☟︎
diana_coman: rain1, ok, so you want to do some trick that some other guy did; but still not clear how does it ...matter
diana_coman: logically speaking you should ask that guy anywya
diana_coman: rain1, you know, since you work on some code projects, why don't you play eulora and work any tricks you want with the client code there - perhaps even the sort of tricks that can give your char an edge so you earn actual bitcoin
diana_coman: rain2, do you have anything else to say? tricks get tiresome rather quickly
rain2: no
mircea_popescu: diana_coman fixed sonnow, tennified, annangement/s, embannassment, annogant ; sunnoundedm occunned, were already fixed somehow. thanks!
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-09-07#1848461 << plox not to do this "who are you" upping anymore. ☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2018-09-07 10:20 diana_coman: who are you rain1 ?
diana_coman: no upping unless known, k
mircea_popescu: the implication of upping someone is that you've been personally training them, and they've been personally serving you, for some strech sufficient enough so that either a) you can answer my questions about them to my satisfaction or else b) fail a you judge your unrating them is sufficient undoing for their sins.
mircea_popescu: upping someone new, i mean.
diana_coman: the name faintly sounded a bell and he had actually been in here before but just like this time failed to have any real reason for having voice; anyways, it was still older habit at work, no longer appropriate
diana_coman: !!down rain2
mircea_popescu: yeah. many years, but all stretches eventually end.
mircea_popescu: on the flip side, the lengthy need to watch the join/parts entirely evaporated ; erryone can just turn that off and never again mind it.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman i suppose we have a "reputation" among the script kiddies ahem i mean "hackers" etcetera.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-09-07#1848469 << http://archive.is/A0d5e ; not much remains, even his biography has the fat fagot's face instead. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-09-07 10:31 diana_coman: mircea_popescu, that Kirk fellow sounds great and I'd rather have read something written by him than lewis
diana_coman: that's what it sounded to me too although I'd have thought there was more than "they know stuff" to whatever reputation there might be there; then again, sorrying one's way out of answering a question is the same pick and choose approach so not surprising
mircea_popescu: "At Queen's College he had a distinguished academic career, graduating (in July, 1868) with 1st class honours in English, History and Metaphysics."
mircea_popescu: unlike the 1918s set, these were earned.
mircea_popescu: but yes, this "choosing" thing's pretty much the only thing left in the anglotard mind. they'll fuzz you out!
diana_coman: I must say that I read lewis' narnia very late, mainly to see what the whole buzz was all about but it seemed a very poor and sorry thing to me so I still don't know what is supposed to be amazing about it
rain2: mircea_popescu: did you just call me scipt kiddy
mircea_popescu: !!down rain2
mircea_popescu: "From the 1750s, as with other Oxford colleges, standards dropped." << i'd say for the record that's about the right cutoff. by the time victorian period was starting, poor oxford was well threadbare already.
mircea_popescu: incidentally, the britain-france paralleles are amusing. stage 1 : the french decide to end feudalism in bloodshed ; the brits copy them same half century later, escept the bloodshed is of maidenheads, in industrialist's beds ;
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: what do you suppose killed oxford ?
mircea_popescu: stage 2 : the french grasp that the end of feudalism is not "progress", but literal "the end", proceed to huge party called napoleon ; the brits copy them some half century later, except their idea of a party is victorian england
mircea_popescu: and so following.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform husbands stopped beating their wives.
asciilifeform: ( or do i misframe the q, and it simply exhausted its allotted life tank )
mircea_popescu: it wasn't a "moral" or ethical concern that did it, either. it was sheer disinterest.
mircea_popescu: well, you never know, world's not exactly a lab. but it seems to me the beating is at the core of it.
asciilifeform: i.e. unbeat, they brought up lewises?
mircea_popescu: "au devenit foarte, foarte triste"
mircea_popescu: they became sad.
asciilifeform: how do you say in eng пойти вразнос ? i.e. when engine governor fails and it redlines and burns
mircea_popescu: i dunno anything burned.
asciilifeform: the wives, in this model
mircea_popescu: if you stop taking your hunting dog out to hunts, does it burn ?
BingoBoingo: Yes
asciilifeform: surely does
BingoBoingo: Not burst into flames, but slowly smolders as nervous wreck
asciilifeform: btw not only engines. e.g. old atx power brick will also, if run with 0 load
asciilifeform: this is pretty common phenomenon in mechanisms.
asciilifeform: meanwhile in entomology dept, http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/K9jvy/?raw=true
asciilifeform: evidently not errybody noticed mircea_popescu's new subjline for #t. ☟︎
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: in rf amps , also, if antenna mis-impedance'd (and 'run without antenna' is merely special case of same) energy reflected back into amp and it, likewise, smoulders, soon begins to exhale its magic smoke
BingoBoingo: lol, the no talking to stangers thing has been a standard for at least a couple years now
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i'm willing to talk to 'hey i read ffa and in ch4 you missed this-here obvious optimization, here's proof'. but 'hi i am reddit, hear me roar' can go the fuck perma-away.
BingoBoingo: Ah like the Mario 'I R Hakkker fellow'
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: my house dun have an airlock, so sometimes flies go in. they neither know or care that the only thing waiting for flies inside is 5000 volts.
asciilifeform: it is simply how flies are, they move ~randomly
asciilifeform: notably, larger pests, e.g. racooons, seem to be smarter, they've mostly stopped showing up.
asciilifeform: ( hey pests! perhaps some of you can read ? guess wat, 'delish food smell' + 'inexplicably none of my kind in there' means 5000 volts! )
asciilifeform: prolly is all there is to be said on subj.
rain2: you've spent a lot of lines insulting me so if I may respond? you seem to have made totally false assumption about me. I just thought it was an interesting topic and that people would be interested here. I stopped talking about it when they said it was uninteresting. No need to paint me like some adversary.. I just wanted to talk to fun people.
BingoBoingo: !!down rain2
BingoBoingo: !!gettrust rain2
deedbot: L1: 0, L2: 1 by 1 connections.
BingoBoingo: !!gettrust deedbot rain2
deedbot: L1: 0, L2: 2 by 2 connections. ☟︎
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: what i dun get , is what all of these folx are hoping to find here. outside of the flies model, i got nuffin. ☟︎
BingoBoingo: Everyone wants to hang out with the cool kids?
asciilifeform: 'eat stone soup, contributing the stone' or how did mircea_popescu formulate it.
Mocky: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-06-18#1826621 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-06-18 21:03 asciilifeform: i.e. 'hi i am goat and i expect this to work just like all goat pens i've sat in'
asciilifeform: aha
deedbot: http://qntra.net/2018/09/new-paraguay-president-stands-up-to-usg-and-zionists-moves-embassy-out-of-jerusalem/ << Qntra - New Paraguay President Stands Up To USG And Zionists, Moves Embassy Out Of Jerusalem
jurov: !!v C39DA8F54D517A1B79CB3E824F6DEF1AA151159867CDA38136D1BC5EA37F29E8
deedbot: jurov paid BingoBoingo invoice 1
mod6: Thanks jurov!
BingoBoingo: tyvm
jurov: yw
asciilifeform: mod6: i tested you rk drive blockwise: it has no physical defects
asciilifeform: mod6: i enabled root login on the thing with temporary pw, lessee if it comes up
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: at your earliest chance plz pull mod6's stick from dulap, re-emplace into his unit, and power up
asciilifeform: in other noose, not only reading but writing the c101pa's boot rom worx. however, a build of rk3399 demo uboot does ~not~ bring up anyffing that produces debug uart output.
asciilifeform: the reason for this, i do not know, could be the gcc6 idjicy (my uboot , once i nixed the check for gcc6, builds without eggogs, but who's to say re output), or could be wrong magic turd, or who the fuck knows
asciilifeform: uboot on c101pa promises to be a long and painful dig.
asciilifeform: writing the rom per se takes ~15min, with the snake.
asciilifeform: one possible path could be to start with google's crapola 'depthcharge' booter src, but it won't build (tried) with standard tooling, and currently i haven't a box where to put their horror show ☟︎
asciilifeform: asked in the derp chan, https://irclog.whitequark.org/linux-rockchip/2018-09-07#23015323 , just on the off chance, but i expect 0 answer beyond the usual amstan type , i.e. 'fuck off and eat vendor liquishit' ☟︎
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: ty