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asciilifeform: !#seen danielpbarron
a111: 2019-01-03 <danielpbarron> i did not tell him to join, and i have given up on reaching that crowd
asciilifeform: oh hm, alive, sorta
mircea_popescu: haha, so then, scheme in iron, in 2 weeks ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: if asciilifeform weren't sitting under a pile of unfinisheds -- then conceivably yes
asciilifeform: why, do you want one ?
mircea_popescu: not particularly, but good to know.
asciilifeform: it's one possible path to that fabled bootstrappable box.
asciilifeform: ( and possibly even the lightest, in re count of moving parts.. )
danielpbarron is here
asciilifeform: ohai danielpbarron
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: are you still doing the 'warehouse of iron' thing these days ?
danielpbarron: i'm holding on to a bunch of computer parts but i'm not sure how useful any of them are
asciilifeform: i dun know anyone who has buncha parts ~and~ Knows For Certain How Useful
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: still making a killing selling fg ?
danielpbarron: no, hasn't been a sale in a year about
danielpbarron: still got plenty, still listed on ebay
asciilifeform: pretty modest ( tho asciilifeform was still surprised how large ! ) uptake for FG. asciilifeform doesn't even have a rigid handle on why, specifically.
asciilifeform: possibly only that many folx alive who give a serious shit re crypto. possibly i made it the wrong shade of red, fuck if i know.
BingoBoingo: Seems like a poverty of folks who know how to give a serious shit about crypto
asciilifeform: danielpbarron: you ( & customers... ) may find it interesting, that even tho fg was not specifically built for radiation-hardness, the star of the http://www.loper-os.org/?cat=55 vivisections still runs to spec
asciilifeform: helps that there aint much in the way of vlsi, or any electrolytic caps, possibly.
asciilifeform: ( caps -- strictly ceramic , with tantalum for the larger filter )
asciilifeform: if it were possible to source an antifuse fpga for the http://btcbase.org/patches/fg-genesis/tree/fg.v , thing would be trooly indestructible short of incinerator or train running over it
asciilifeform: as it is, if yer launching yours into orbit, i recc pb foil over the cpld.
asciilifeform: ( tho i do not currently know what dose will actually do it in )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform gotta build teh mommentum.
mircea_popescu: things reinforce themselves, you have fg AND pizarro AND AND AND.
mircea_popescu: the star of the http://www.loper-os.org/?cat=55 vivisections still runs to spec << market communication still pretty fucking terrible.
mircea_popescu: consider what hanbot had to go through to stand up a working environment ; now consider potential customer has to ~same.
mircea_popescu: that's the limit -- the sum total of folks alive capable of going through one of these bootstrappings is ~5.
mircea_popescu: how's tricks these days, danielpbarron
danielpbarron: good
mircea_popescu: oklahoma treatin you well ?
danielpbarron: yep
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: fg dun exactly require cuntoo tho. runs a++ with, e.g., my msdos box. ( via 'max232' ttl to rs232 transformer )
mircea_popescu: certainly. nor do electrolytic caps specifically require the pc.
mircea_popescu: yet, without the pc there's ~no market.
asciilifeform: pretty sure that most elcaps ever baked, went into tv. but can see the pt.
mircea_popescu: whatever, tv, space rockets. it wasn't amateur electronicists in garage, that's for sure.
mircea_popescu: globalisation is another way to say "systematization". whether it's systematized delusion or systematized http://btcbase.org/log/2018-07-06#1832377 nevertheless the middle is thoroughly pruned in all contemporaneous groups. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-07-06 18:46 mircea_popescu: (ro used the prefab construction process -- first, send mining equipment, flatten land ; then, put in rail ; then, roll out a rail crane, and roll prefab on cars up to it ; then move the derivation
mircea_popescu: that old http://trilema.com/2014/in-which-you-become-grain/ discussion is not an idle consideration. this is the fundamental structure of everything, from baltimore gangland, where the police shoots the 20-gun tribes to make room for a dozen 2-gun tribes, to whatever you pick, "Merchandise scores in the theme park stores" and Disney is the king of the hill.
mircea_popescu: consider this item i recently fell upon by accident : "And so the scam rolled on through April and into May. I gathered around fifty active investors, and scammed about a billion non-Morty investments. I was repeatedly pulled into convos, usually lasting only a short time as they asked a few questions. Within the first few lines of communication
mircea_popescu: , I always knew whether or not they would invest. Those who would not become investors always made specific requests for information, requiring several referrals of non-alts who had been playing the game for a few years. Obviously I could not provide this without giving the names of other investors. Since my business' website guaranteed anonymity, this was not practical. But those who did not make specific requests, and inste
mircea_popescu: ad asked open-ended questions like "how can I trust you?" and "how do I know this is for real?"--these were future investors. They were asking me to persuade them. They wanted to believe."
asciilifeform: 'pruning of middle' happens, in re konsoomer tech, but consider also that moar goes into garage, or even iraqi roadside mind,
asciilifeform: *mine
asciilifeform: than into rocket
mircea_popescu: there's ~nothing in between~. there's no pyramid, one inch wide the first inch, three inches wide the third inch, and a hundred inches wide the hundredht inch
mircea_popescu: you have the top inch and the bottom foot, and in between miles upon miles of NOTHING
asciilifeform: there's still a substantial 'hand-sewn' sector, where counts.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform this sector is not substantial, is the point im making.
mircea_popescu: out of the people going to see some blockbuster, 33% are there because they're mouthdrooling retards, 66% are there because they're with their friends, and <1% are there to see the movie.
asciilifeform: this yes
asciilifeform: and 99+% of pc bought to run spreadshit & 'hearts', no less
mircea_popescu: well this yes, but nothing is different from this. the chronic masturbators making up white esltardland don't suddenly become serious about some selection of topics, or even one topic.
mircea_popescu: they eat like they watch movies like they work like they etc.
asciilifeform: entirely troo. and in light of this, just about miraculous that any of the konsoomer shit can even be repurposed for actual work, at this pt
mircea_popescu: there's exactly two arguments who can work on typical moron. the first is, "everyone is doing this" ; the second is "you must this in order to that".
mircea_popescu: the second only works worth half a shit when it's "in order to stay out of jail". and even then very dubious.
mircea_popescu: so what you want to do, is exactly the "everyone is doing this", hence systematization.
mircea_popescu: until then, it's gonna be piddly.
mircea_popescu: once there, well...
mircea_popescu: in other inconsequential lulz, https://armorgames.com/page/data-breach-2019
mircea_popescu: "While much of the data affected is public profile information, it includes usernames, emails, hashed passwords and the salt (allowing the hashed passwords to be reversed). We care deeply about our users’ security and are taking numerous steps to prevent this from happening again and to protect against the misuse of information."
mircea_popescu: they care deeply, indeed. they all do.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: that makes sense.
asciilifeform: !#s from:opcode
a111: 0 results for "from:opcode", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=from%3Aopcode
asciilifeform: !!key opcode
deedbot: Not registered.
hanbot: BingoBoingo I attempted a reboot of s.nsa spare box, looks like it's not coming back up. please investigate at your leisure.
asciilifeform: hanbot: it's riding on a boot usb, has to be manually en-ip'd. BingoBoingo will reignite when wakes up.
asciilifeform: hanbot: plox to lemme know if you require a moar permanent setup.
BingoBoingo: hanbot: Will investigate
BingoBoingo: After getting some sleep
feedbot: http://blog.lobbesblog.com/2019/02/a-bridge-to-cuntoo-for-the-lenovo-x61-x86_64/ << lobbesblog -- A bridge to Cuntoo: for the Lenovo x61 (x86_64)
feedbot: http://bimbo.club/2019/02/philosophical-transactions-for-the-months-of-april-may-and-june-1714-part-iii/ << Bimbo.Club -- Philosophical Transactions. For the months of April, May and June, 1714. - Part III.
feedbot: http://thetarpit.org/posts/y05/085-gutenberg-iii.html << The Tar Pit -- Project Gutenberg ASCII text archive
BingoBoingo: hanbot: There's a team with one profoundly fat person working deep in the hot aisle putting filling up a rack. The hamplanet's moving about makes keeping a terminal plugged into the machine a precarious proposition. Will dive again later.
asciilifeform: lolwaat
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: he's the size of a hippo ? why would this block work in the rack?!
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Roughly the size. It blocks setting up the keyboard and monitor for an extended period of time without the risk of his ass propelling the setup into the rack because he imagines he can move like a dainty princess.
BingoBoingo: His side of whatever he's contributing to their build is in the hot aisle. But he's ~350 pounds, so he can only stand to be in the hot aisle ~90 seconds at a time. That's a lot of purposeless movement I would rather not deal with when the hippo workday has to end sometime.
BingoBoingo: In other stuff, apparently Pat Buchanan is still alive and kicking http://archive.is/YjzYT
asciilifeform: so is zhirinovsky, lol
asciilifeform: spyked: that thing is on a 28kbaud modem or wat?! ☟︎
BingoBoingo: !Qlater tell hanbot http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/IWcky/?raw=true Your machine is back online
lobbesbot: BingoBoingo: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: i went 'let's mirror', but loox like will take whole day
asciilifeform: !Q later tell spyked that gutenberg tarball -- didja get a chance to auto-kill all of the header liquishit ? i'd prefer to mirror a flensed copy, the 50kB of 'this text copyright wikitards(tm)(r)' is eyesore ☟︎
lobbesbot: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/02/cuban-people-overwhelmingly-vote-to-preserve-single-part-system-in-exchange-for-more-socialism/ << Qntra -- Cuban People Overwhelmingly Vote To Preserve Single Part System In Exchange For More Socialism