Forum logs for 13 Oct 2014

Sunday, 24 November, Year 11 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu
thickasthieves :) [00:01]
thickasthieves i really dont see soliciting leads and leaks as something related to the size of your britches anyway [00:02]
thickasthieves it's more indicative of what kinda place youre running [00:02]
mircea_popescu leads and leaks are not much to do with pr bs [00:03]
thickasthieves well some PR is news [00:03]
mircea_popescu mno. [00:03]
thickasthieves myes. [00:04]
thickasthieves if raises $1b in venture capital and releases a press release informing the world, some bitcoiners might be interested in that as a news development, no? [00:05]
kakobrekla only when derp is issued [00:09]
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mircea_popescu i guess what you mean is that the better pr is built atop of news [00:10]
mircea_popescu sure, but anyway. [00:10]
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thestringpuller what's the point of a bitcoin company raising fiat capital if they can't use it to purchase btc [00:28]
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assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8300 @ 0.00073873 = 6.1315 BTC [-] [00:51]
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Adlai chetty: what does "sterilize cash" mean? [00:57]
Adlai autodesk are actually moving towards open source for their newer products, although since it's a bottom-up effort, existing products will remain closed source indefinitely [00:58]
* Adlai worked there for a while [00:58]
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xanthyos i found a warez copy of autocad for a teacher of a class i took in high school, and he said that i'd get an A no matter what [01:00]
xanthyos in retrospect, what an irresponsible teacher. i learned nothing about cad use and played the hamster dance all semester long [01:00]
* Adlai wasn't aware that the hamster dance could be anything but danced [01:01]
wyrdmantis btcd up and running! sweet! [01:01]
xanthyos it was a meme back in 1999 [01:01]
xanthyos played a section of the opening music to disney's animated robin hood [01:02]
xanthyos [01:03]
assbot Original Hampster Dance from 1997 (hamsters dancing online) - YouTube [01:03]
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thickasthieves ;;ticker [01:16]
gribble Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 380.07, Best ask: 381.0, Bid-ask spread: 0.93000, Last trade: 382.22, 24 hour volume: 13450.59317102, 24 hour low: 354.71, 24 hour high: 383.01, 24 hour vwap: 365.375474836 [01:16]
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chetty chetty: what does "sterilize cash" mean?//people are getting worried about 'germs' getting passed around on money [01:17]
bounce i have no idea what their codes look like, i go by "is there anything past the address". in this case << makes me think that's an affiliate code. << the only thing that actually matters is the item code; what looks like the title is replacable fluff. [01:18]
Adlai one of my earliest memories of being factually incorrect is being informed that cash is the dirtiest object i touch on a daily basis [01:18]
* Adlai thought it was batteries or something. dunno, this was in preschool. [01:19]
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Adlai expired batteries are pretty gross though. i'd rather throw out an appliance than clean a bay that held expired batteries. [01:20]
xanthyos Zechariah 9:9New King James Version (NKJV) [01:21]
xanthyos The Coming King [01:21]
xanthyos 9 .Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! [01:21]
xanthyos Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! [01:21]
xanthyos Behold, your King is coming to you; [01:21]
xanthyos He is just and having salvation, [01:21]
xanthyos Lowly and riding on a donkey, [01:21]
xanthyos A colt, the foal of a donkey. [01:21]
xanthyos hillary clinton [01:21]
bounce what with the sermon? [01:22]
xanthyos i meant for it to all paste as one line [01:22]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10450 @ 0.00073898 = 7.7223 BTC [+] [01:22]
mircea_popescu bounce ah bitbet style huh [01:24]
Adlai that still doesn't answer bounce's question :P [01:24]
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Adlai any of you watching the th1btc drama? [01:28]
Adlai background: bitfinex created a cloud mining contract for a fixed time period, so its value *should* continuously decrease... but by making it possible to trade and loan as margin, they've created quite a bizarre asset which has everybody in the forums and reddit screaming about manipulation now [01:29]
danielpbarron xanthyos, << scroll up for context [01:30]
assbot Logged on 31-03-2014 20:40:50; mircea_popescu: artifexd i dunno, it's been illo tempore policy that people accidentally spamming or otherwise unintentionally misbehave contribute to the port fund [01:30]
Adlai my theory is there's no single manipulator. traders want to short, shorting requires borrowing the contract, borrowing requires lenders, lending requires buying. so trader A has to buy before trader B can short. [01:30]
Adlai rather than shorts causing a sell today and a buy later, shorts here require a buy then sell, and later on a buy followed by a sell of the lender cashing out [01:31]
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chetty uhoh now this is serious: [01:35]
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* Adlai had chocolate for dinner, shit [01:39]
kakobrekla Adlai whats the drama [01:41]
dub obola [01:41]
Adlai chocolate will be the vector for the globola outbreak [01:41]
kakobrekla no i mean any of you watching the th1btc drama? [01:42]
Adlai oh, multiple threads full of lemmings crying manipulation. i hadn't paid this thing any attention until i saw this enough times to be sick of it. [01:42]
Adlai (second this refers to cries of manipulation) [01:43]
kakobrekla ah [01:43]
kakobrekla i guess they are too smart to be here [01:43]
Adlai [01:43]
assbot TH1 Contract Manipulation - Do not short : BitcoinMarkets [01:44]
assbot TH1BTC Speculation Thread - Bitfinex Cloud Mining Contract [01:44]
Adlai right, they're busy making money off telepathically preempting The Manipulator [01:44]
* Adlai is just eyeing that spread [01:45]
thestringpuller ~_~ [01:48]
thestringpuller ;;ticker [01:48]
gribble Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 380.71, Best ask: 380.99, Bid-ask spread: 0.28000, Last trade: 381.0, 24 hour volume: 13751.74284801, 24 hour low: 354.71, 24 hour high: 383.6, 24 hour vwap: 366.149981911 [01:48]
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nubbins` Adlai, chetty uh.. sterilization has a specific meaning in economics (not sure if you're having a lel or not) [01:48]
thestringpuller well at least the drama is affecting the price [01:48]
thestringpuller nubbins`: so no more posters :( [01:48]
thestringpuller Poster lost in the sands of time forever. [01:48]
xanthyos will there be demand for blood diamonds if there's any chance it was ebola-contaminated blood? [01:48]
Adlai nubbins`: sometimes context-free lels are the best? [01:48]
nubbins` Adlai always [01:49]
nubbins` thestringpuller :| okay, you can have mine [01:49]
thestringpuller Nah nubbins` !!! [01:49]
thestringpuller you too nice [01:49]
thestringpuller I'll just take refund/credit on future project or something [01:49]
thestringpuller we can discuss later [01:49]
Adlai there will always be demand for blood diamonds, you can't put the Magnificent Bitcoin Gem on a ring [01:50]
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assbot ninjashogun +v failed; L1: 0, L2: -4 [01:58]
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thestringpuller !up ninjashogun [01:58]
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ninjashogun thanks [01:58]
thestringpuller ;;getturst assbot ninjashogun [01:59]
gribble Error: "getturst" is not a valid command. [01:59]
thestringpuller ;;gettrust assbot ninjashogun [01:59]
gribble Currently authenticated from hostmask ninjashogun!~User@unaffiliated/ninjashogun. Trust relationship from user assbot to user ninjashogun: Level 1: 0, Level 2: -4 via 4 connections. Graph: | WoT data: | Rated since: Thu Jun 26 19:05:58 2014 [01:59]
thestringpuller wow thosea are some scary ratings ninjashogun [02:01]
ninjashogun they're just trollish ratings. The positive rating isn't merited either. [02:01]
ninjashogun None of those are based on trades or knowing me in real life. [02:01]
bounce how does that relate to you hanging out here, where those ratings come from? [02:01]
ninjashogun I mean they give the impression of being based on something (transactions with me etc). [02:02]
Apocalyptic thestringpuller, you don't know the fellow ? [02:02]
kakobrekla verbal transactions count. [02:02]
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ninjashogun kakobrekla, yes of course they do. [02:02]
kakobrekla verbal is actually the wrong word here. hehe [02:03]
ninjashogun ? [02:03]
ninjashogun What did you mean then? [02:03]
ben_vulpes text action [02:03]
bounce hot text on text action [02:03]
thestringpuller Apocalyptic: i only rate people when I do extensive interactions with them. or interactions highly dependent on trust. [02:04]
thestringpuller thus in that context I not know ninjashogun. [02:04]
ninjashogun Let's talk about something interesting. Did you guys see htat Reddit's investors are giving 10% of their series B round to the reddit community? ( [02:04]
Apocalyptic i didn't ask about rating, but he made some voice here a while ago [02:04]
Apocalyptic *noise [02:05]
thestringpuller !s reddit stock crypto [02:05]
assbot 0 results for 'reddit stock crypto' : [02:05]
thestringpuller !s reddit stock [02:05]
assbot 3 results for 'reddit stock' : [02:05]
ben_vulpes damn ninjashogun you can't even be arsed to use the convenient logsearch? [02:05]
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mircea_popescu Adlai it's pretty well established that bitfinex are derpy already. [02:06]
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thestringpuller i dunno where we've discussed it to be honest. so the log search is not helping me. i'm also an idiot with archival retrieval sooo [02:06]
Adlai beautifully understated [02:06]
kakobrekla (so is kraken btw) [02:06]
kakobrekla just retarded in a different way. [02:06]
Adlai which way? [02:07]
kakobrekla !s kraken [02:07]
assbot 253 results for 'kraken' : [02:07]
kakobrekla blah gribble [02:07]
ninjashogun No, those log searches don't show anything. But at least I personally think it's big news. This is from sept 30th. [02:07]
mircea_popescu !down ninjashogun [02:07]
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kakobrekla !s kraken -gribble [02:08]
assbot 134 results for 'kraken -gribble' : [02:08]
mircea_popescu see ? wasn't even that far off! [02:08]
Adlai LOL i didn't realize one could "welsh" on a bet, that's a new slur to me [02:09]
mircea_popescu it's not a slur, it's true :D [02:10]
kakobrekla and to add more to the logs, today from Darko (kraken) : The documentation on the partial payment feature is very poor. Even the Stellar Development Foundation only learned of the issue this past week. Even though there was an update to the Stellar code base to remove the feature, we are nonetheless taking the Stellar gateway offline until we can fully evaluate everything ourselves. Overly cautious perhaps, but we'd rather be overly [02:10]
kakobrekla cautious in a situation like this. [02:10]
kakobrekla lulz [02:10]
mircea_popescu kakobrekla they all got raped because they thought themselves smarter than the b-a crowd. [02:10]
mircea_popescu gotta implement ripple and css yo! [02:10]
kakobrekla [02:10]
assbot Logged on 03-04-2014 19:15:23; kakobrekla: kraken will trade you dead grandmother if the logo is nice. [02:10]
thestringpuller interesting idea: way to tie entities to Web of Trust identities? [02:11]
mircea_popescu quite [02:11]
thestringpuller like a directory of sort. [02:11]
kakobrekla well since you worked with their api Adlai , you prolly noticed their rate limits [02:13]
kakobrekla prolly the most retarded setup on this planet. [02:13]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 38300 @ 0.00073892 = 28.3006 BTC [-] {2} [02:13]
Adlai that doesn't make them derpy, just drastically lacking in infrastructure... which is a little derpy for an exchange [02:13]
kakobrekla that is just one of the 1000 and 1 fails of kraken [02:14]
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Apocalyptic Adlai, you're familiar with the "same deposit address to multiple customers" issue ? [02:15]
kakobrekla as for the infrastructure - i am quite confident they have less than half of what they had a year ago [02:15]
Adlai Apocalyptic: link? [02:16]
Apocalyptic it's on btctalk, I'm confident you can find it yourself [02:17]
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Adlai a link is a link even when it's not a url :) [02:18]
mircea_popescu Adlai it's how they squandered their original trust capital [02:18]
* Adlai doesn't understand why they haven't turned on the margin engine [02:18]
Adlai it seems as though all the software is in place, and this is obviously a feature that the average trader loves to use [02:18]
Adlai (otherwise why would people still be on bitfinex) [02:19]
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kakobrekla afaik bfx is loose on dox if you dont withdraw fiat [02:21]
Adlai another beautiful understatement [02:22]
kakobrekla (and possibly dposit) [02:22]
Adlai they don't know anything about me other than an email address [02:22]
kakobrekla i dont know the details - not registered. [02:22]
mircea_popescu <<< so this is a little bit of news [02:27]
assbot S.QNTR last @0.00000000 [02:27]
mircea_popescu congrats cazalla & BingoBoingo [02:27]
cazalla and this is what i link to from qntra? [02:28]
mircea_popescu also pete_dushenski, mike_c, RagnarDanneskjol, other interested parties ^ [02:28]
mircea_popescu cazalla yeah put in a footer somewhere. [02:28]
cazalla ok [02:28]
Adlai seems to have some ssl issue? [02:29]
kakobrekla ssl has issue with qntra prolly [02:29]
Adlai well, the certificate is issued for a different domain name [02:30]
cazalla that's interesting [02:30]
kakobrekla also is there a point in ssl if its optional [02:31]
Apocalyptic seems to have some ssl issue? // just got the error [02:31]
cazalla i didn't reg an ssl cert, the domain was dropped by at some point i believe [02:32]
mircea_popescu cazalla srsly, just ditch https altogether [02:32]
Apocalyptic the ssl cert provided seems to be for * [02:32]
mircea_popescu it doesn't actually add any security, costs money and adds complexity. [02:32]
cazalla i never added it so how do i remove it [02:32]
Apocalyptic mircea, it at least adds security in the sense of preventing sniffing by some derps [02:33]
kakobrekla green icon is nice though. [02:33]
cazalla battlequest looks good [02:33]
mircea_popescu Apocalyptic sniffing what ? [02:33]
Apocalyptic the transmitted data [02:34]
mircea_popescu but it's a news website. [02:35]
Apocalyptic I know, I thought your statement was general and not related to qntra [02:35]
mircea_popescu cazalla you don't really need to do anything. [02:36]
cazalla i assume it'll go away once cert expires [02:36]
mircea_popescu nah [02:36]
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mircea_popescu it'll just bitch about expired cert then [02:36]
mircea_popescu but w/e, people gotta learn to get off https [02:36]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 14189 @ 0.0007364 = 10.4488 BTC [-] [02:36]
mircea_popescu i suppose the user-friendliest solution would be to get a cheapo cert and then redirect it via mod_rewrite [02:37]
kakobrekla they wont learn [02:38]
mircea_popescu hey, its a parade over here! [02:39]
kakobrekla hehe [02:39]
kakobrekla sry sry [02:39]
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dub BREAKING: MPEx IPOs bitcoin drama. You'll Never Believe Wat Happens Next [02:41]
BingoBoingo !b 1 [02:41]
assbot Last 1 lines bashed and pending review. ( ) [02:41]
BingoBoingo !t m s.qntr [02:43]
assbot Um, shouldn't you be with your own tribe or somethin'? [02:43]
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mircea_popescu lol [02:45]
mircea_popescu who/what had that tagline ? "you won't believe what happens next" [02:45]
cazalla that youtube video from other week [02:46]
mircea_popescu kakobrekla no i meant literally. peruvian day parade. [02:46]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12400 @ 0.00073987 = 9.1744 BTC [+] [02:47]
BingoBoingo %v [02:53]
atcbot [X-BT VWAP] Bid: 185 Ask: 225 Last Price: 225 30d-Vol: 170k 30d-High: 266 30d-Low: 180 30d-VWAP: 198 [02:53]
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kakobrekla so, rain on? [02:54]
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mircea_popescu lol [02:55]
mircea_popescu no nudity [02:55]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: in cryptography, every constant's a salt. you're well advised to change ALL constants << and turn wrong knob, die by pollard rho or similar. [02:55]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform that's for small primes neh ? [02:56]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: not hard to see why schneier and his owner would tell us 'don't homebrew crypto', but the propaganda has a basis in honest fact - average 'k00l d00dz' programmer will hang himself with own gun [02:56]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: yes. for the exponent example specifically, see coppersmith's attack. [02:57]
mircea_popescu ideally, by the time he's old enough to have a gun he has enough experience with peashooters to know better. [02:57]
mircea_popescu provided he's given peashooters as a kid and encouraged to shoot himself till he gets tired of it. [02:57]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: interestingly, cryptography does not work this way. you can walk around for years as a zombie, while not knowing that you're really blown your brains out years ago and ought to rest in the grave. [02:58]
mircea_popescu also true [02:58]
mircea_popescu still, you gotta gimme something. don't use standard stuff, don't homebrew, what then ? wait for god ? [02:58]
asciilifeform nah [02:58]
asciilifeform rewire, homebrew. but do occasionally study how the damn thing works. [02:59]
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Adlai i've been seeing "you won't believe what happens next" since the first banner ads [03:00]
* asciilifeform finds it quite impossible to imagine anything other than a mutilated corpse following 'won't believe what happens next' phrase. [03:01]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19850 @ 0.00073936 = 14.6763 BTC [-] [03:01]
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BingoBoingo * asciilifeform finds it quite impossible to imagine anything other than a mutilated corpse following 'won't believe what happens next' phrase. << Woodchipper fan fiction [03:05]
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BingoBoingo [03:10]
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thestringpuller %t [03:20]
atcbot [X-BT] Bid: 185 Ask: 225 Last Price: 225 24h-Vol: 0k High: N/A Low: N/A VWAP: N/A [03:20]
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penguirker New blog post: [03:23]
dub stay classy mp [03:24]
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RagnarDanneskjol << cazalla - one day hanging by a thread, next day listing on biggest exchange in teh universe [03:29]
assbot Logged on 12-10-2014 05:02:00; cazalla: not at this time, it's only 2 weeks old, maybe it dies tmw who knows [03:29]
cazalla RagnarDanneskjol, lol, what did you expect me to say [03:30]
RagnarDanneskjol nothin, just sayin [03:30]
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assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15550 @ 0.00073936 = 11.497 BTC [-] [03:31]
cazalla so regards to finding additional author, on the about page i added must be in wot + 6 months #b-a logs, i'm happy to loosen requirements if article quality is up to par, what do people think? [03:31]
cazalla additional authors* [03:32]
asciilifeform cazalla: how does this work again? people submit items written for the occasion? or are they licensed from other sites ? [03:32]
BingoBoingo Well, writing sample as audition seems like a solid process [03:32]
asciilifeform or is there a set of staff authors ... ? [03:32]
cazalla ideally they find some news, verify rumour, something of interest to readers that is original [03:33]
BingoBoingo asciilifeform: Everything for the occasion. Maybe eventually a staff? Qntra only pays in equity though. [03:33]
cazalla licensing content wouldn't work [03:33]
asciilifeform then find << which they ? that was the q [03:34]
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cazalla they as in anyone that wants to contribute to the site and earn equity [03:34]
asciilifeform aha [03:34]
* asciilifeform was confused by talk of 'finding authors' earlier. [03:34]
cazalla i didn't really make it clear [03:35]
BingoBoingo Food for thought. Bone wax is an actual product applied to living bone. [03:35]
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mod6 ole Edward Quince [03:44]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: re: 'youth' article: when americans repeat the maxim 'don't waste your youth', generally they aren't talking about purely chronological age. what they really mean is 'youth' in the sense of the larval cycle where you are supported by external wires (parents, student debt, etc.) [03:44]
asciilifeform for some of the people in question, this has been artificially extended into 20s, 30s, and on. [03:45]
mats_cd03 i am realizing the West Key system is not going to be helpful in doing this legal research [03:45]
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mats_cd03 guess ill go to the harvard law school library and bug some librarians for tips [03:46]
RagnarDanneskjol harvard law library is open to public? [03:47]
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RagnarDanneskjol oh [03:48]
assbot Access for Guests [03:48]
asciilifeform it is possible to pay one's way into most academic libraries. [03:48]
asciilifeform but price varies. [03:48]
* asciilifeform long-time practitioner of this dark art [03:49]
BingoBoingo chetty: Have you found anything concrete on sterilizing cash yet? [03:50]
asciilifeform BingoBoingo: in the literal sense? [03:51]
mats_cd03 i know a guy that knows a guy. [03:51]
BingoBoingo asciilifeform: Yeah. Beause obola [03:51]
asciilifeform BingoBoingo: if so, the simplest device is... a bank. the infected cash is brought to the bank, and given to the hapless devil inside. afterwards, one walks six metres to the cash machine and withdraws clean cash (generally, where i live, only newly-printed money is ever placed into the cassette, to avoid jamming rollers.) [03:52]
RagnarDanneskjol [03:52]
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Adlai technically (the best kind of) speaking, isn't material contaminated with ebolavirus still considered "sterile"? [03:52]
Adlai "free from bacteria or other living microorganisms; totally clean" [03:53]
BingoBoingo Adlai: Depending on where one places their cut off for "life" it could be. I'm of the opinion that fire meets the minimum qualifications for living though. [03:54]
BingoBoingo BingoBoingo: if so, the simplest device is... a bank. the infected cash is brought to the bank, and given to the hapless devil inside. afterwards, one walks six metres to the cash machine and withdraws clean cash (generally, where i live, only newly-printed money is ever placed into the cassette, to avoid jamming rollers.) << Out I get some used, but pressed bills out of the cash machine [03:54]
Adlai another possibility is to wash your hands before you eat, and use straws instead of benjies [03:56]
asciilifeform use straws instead of benjies << heresy [03:57]
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RagnarDanneskjol lel [03:57]
Adlai ok, this is the first time i've watched a video trailer for a book: [03:57]
assbot GOD IS A GAMER by Ravi Subramanian - The official book video - YouTube [03:57]
Adlai makes me just want to wait until the movie comes out [03:58]
asciilifeform there was, if i recall, a trailer for neal stephenson's 'anathem' [03:58]
BingoBoingo Well, ethylene oxide seems like a promising canidate agent [03:58]
cazalla Adlai, it's pretty common [03:59]
asciilifeform BingoBoingo: seems as if you're still thinking of the whole thing as a natural disaster - rather than open biological warfare by usg against own subjects [03:59]
BingoBoingo Could be both [04:00]
* asciilifeform admits he expected an honest, traditional firing squad, like a chump. [04:01]
asciilifeform at any rate, the difference between disaster and war is that dodges don't work against war - it responds in kind. [04:02]
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asciilifeform earthquakes don't chase you if you run. [04:02]
Adlai firing squads take a long time and use too much manpower (Eichmann et al, 1942) [04:02]
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asciilifeform 'Perhaps even more disturbing, evidence suggests that policymakers—from cadets at West Point to senators on the Intelligence Committee to Supreme Court Justices—are referencing fake spies to formulate and implement real intelligence policies...' [04:11]
asciilifeform ( << loltron ) [04:11]
* Adlai is a bit puzzled by the incentives arising from s.qntr's share model... authors are incentivized to write the longest possible article which will pass review, while the editor is incentivized to pick the shortest available article on a specific subject [04:12]
Adlai that doesn't necessarily produce the "best" content, although trying to incentivize "better" content through share distribution might be misguided [04:13]
cazalla Adlai, providing contributors adhere to quality guidelines, i don't see long articles to be a problem for the website [04:20]
decimation asciilifeform: that 'spytainment' paper is hilarious. I especially like the part about re-classification of previously publically released material. [04:20]
cazalla if anything it will act as motivation for them to contribute a lot of quality content and possibly earn more than they would have by publishing it elsewhere [04:21]
Adlai cazalla: problem != (dis)incentive [04:21]
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decimation One cannot imagine a better situation for allowing bureaucrats unlimited freedom of action than to create a massive propaganda apparatus (hollywood) which everyone (including dear leaders) believe to be the truth. [04:21]
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cazalla and why would i be incentivised to write short articles? i can earn from the same pool of shares other authors do [04:21]
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Adlai decimation: after one of the snowden leaks, there were some emails sent around govt networks asking people not to open the leaked documents on workstations with lower clearance than the leaks [04:22]
asciilifeform quite a bit of very interesting (though, naturally, unproven) turds on cryptome today [04:23]
asciilifeform pertaining to the crown jewels. [04:23]
Adlai i'm imagining a situation where authors are competing, i realize that qntra has a smaller author pool atm [04:23]
asciilifeform (eci) [04:23]
penguirker New blog post: [04:23]
decimation one wonders if usg actually keeps anything secret or just fills out paperwork to that effect [04:24]
Adlai how does qntra plan to monetize? [04:28]
BingoBoingo Eventually [04:29]
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xanthyos much of the btc criticism i read online hearkens back to mtgox, like mtgox is this powerful buzzword that trumps all arguments, like rudy giuliani did with "9/11" [04:30]
mircea_popescu so regards to finding additional author, on the about page i added must be in wot + 6 months #b-a logs, i'm happy to loosen requirements if article quality is up to par, what do people think? << yah if they're in the wot at all and they submit something that's decent should be ok [04:31]
mircea_popescu or is there a set of staff authors ... ? << set as in brothel. anyone can submit for an audition [04:32]
asciilifeform << now we know what drawer in the indiana jones vault contains rsa pill. [04:32]
asciilifeform (or, is to contain.) [04:32]
Adlai BingoBoingo: "how" is the key word :) [04:32]
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mircea_popescu larval cycle where you are supported by external wires (parents, student debt, etc.) << clearly spending your own money as you see fit should be a better position than begging mom/govt. so if that's what it is then... yeah, waste it. it sucks. [04:33]
BingoBoingo Well, there's a timeline to answer how beyond what is contained in the listing document. Any or all of the methods proposed there may be considered. [04:33]
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asciilifeform mircea_popescu: 'better to be rich and healthy than poor and disease-ridden', yes. [04:34]
mircea_popescu * Adlai is a bit puzzled by the incentives arising from s.qntr's share model... authors are incentivized to write the longest possible article which will pass review, while the editor is incentivized to pick the shortest available article on a specific subject << works i guess. [04:35]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i've yet to meet adults that made less than teenager allowance. [04:36]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: use formula from earlier thread, 'wage per minute of actual work minus rent' [04:37]
asciilifeform for teenager, rent can usually be set to null [04:37]
asciilifeform rephrase, if you like, as 'unit of discretionary income per unit of lost free time.' [04:37]
mircea_popescu this is plainly untrue. if teenager rent is null then pretty much any woman's rent is also null. [04:38]
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mircea_popescu if you're going to put up with parenting level bullshit you might as well answer one of those "will rent for cocksucking" craigslist ads. [04:38]
asciilifeform not every parent is a visisector [04:38]
mircea_popescu eh get out. [04:38]
mircea_popescu any helicopter mom can run the mouth for longer than anyone can maintain an erection. [04:39]
mircea_popescu cocksucking's by far the better deal. [04:39]
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Adlai lolololol [04:40]
Adlai there's a doonesbury somewhere out there where mike's dad gives him a bill for all his parenting, including his share of rent [04:40]
mircea_popescu i think a vanishingly small minority of parents actually adds value through parenting. [04:41]
Adlai text is too small to find it quickly through google images -> /me gives up [04:41]
mircea_popescu the vastmajority should be charged for it. [04:41]
decimation I have a friend who made his teenagres pay the utility bills [04:41]
mircea_popescu much like the vast majority of people writing should be charged [04:41]
mircea_popescu per word. [04:41]
kakobrekla per letter offers better provisioning [04:42]
Adlai obligatory rothbard quote, "the purely free society will have a flourishing free market in children" [04:42]
mircea_popescu no, let them try to use all nine letter words :D [04:42]
mircea_popescu Adlai and be better off for it, too. [04:43]
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asciilifeform i wish we could ask herr rothbard about the market value of... ebola. [04:43]
devthedev Thanks BingoBoingo [04:43]
asciilifeform per gram. [04:43]
mircea_popescu incidentally, this isn't some sort of crazy altenrate world. one of the chief pillars of english prosperity, not just financial but espexcially intellectual, was the flourishing free market in children they had. [04:43]
mircea_popescu pretty much every snotty brat got shipped off to slave labour at the age of about 7. [04:43]
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decimation in the ancient world it is my understanding that selling children into slavery was in some cases the 'social safety net' [04:43]
mircea_popescu the process built like 99% of any english speaker worth a name in all history. [04:44]
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mircea_popescu decimation in the modern world too [04:44]
decimation mircea_popescu: not to mention they sent their criminals and 'surplus young men' into slavery in the colonies [04:45]
mircea_popescu you can still buy an indian girlie today. [04:45]
Adlai at what point does a child sold into slavery become free? [04:45]
mircea_popescu Adlai in england you mean ? usually when he's old enough and skilled enough to practice a trade [04:45]
mircea_popescu except if a woman. women rarely emancipated. [04:45]
mircea_popescu dub what part of tuna do you find unclassy ? [04:46]
Adlai whenever i think about such ideas, my disgust at the theoretical treatment of people turns into disgust at the actual way we treat animals today [04:46]
Adlai and then i stop thinking about it because bacon [04:46]
mircea_popescu your disgust is misplaced. [04:46]
mircea_popescu the only disgusting thing is that a minority of kids today are mistreated by not being so treated. [04:46]
Adlai you think we treat animals (including people) well? [04:46]
asciilifeform Adlai: the 'animal rights' folks have it backwards. i've met people who envy the pigs. [04:46]
decimation Adlai: do you think it is more 'humane' to pay to keep the humans in shitholes with nothing to do? [04:46]
mircea_popescu Adlai i think english speakers mistreat their children horribly. [04:47]
kakobrekla told you he will get along just fine. [04:47]
mircea_popescu lol [04:47]
Adlai i'm not sure what's humane or better, but i'm open to the possibility of there being better treatments than what we do now [04:47]
Adlai and yes, it's fair to say that i was "mistreated" by never having to work for money until i stopped accepting my parents' charity [04:48]
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Adlai on one hand i'm pretty pleased about that, it enabled me to have tons of free time growing up, and i think i used it reasonably well [04:49]
Adlai on the other hand, that child grew into a "psychologically unemployable" adult [04:49]
kakobrekla lol [04:50]
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Adlai kakobrekla: what's wrong with a little dissent :P [04:50]
decimation I suspect that few of the young apprentices that mircea_popescu mentioned ended up dispising the masters who showed them how dumb they were [04:50]
asciilifeform psychologically unemployable << waitwat, what do you eat...? [04:50]
Adlai debt! [04:50]
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Adlai :D [04:51]
asciilifeform keep the humans in shitholes with nothing to do << where is this done, outside of u.s. prisons ? [04:55]
asciilifeform (and schools, but i repeat myself) [04:55]
decimation and 'neighborhoods' in the city [04:55]
asciilifeform decimation: gedankenexperiment. what stops these folks from, e.g., opening a textbook & studying physics, math, greek, whatever ? [04:56]
asciilifeform everyone 'has something to do' [04:56]
asciilifeform not everyone has a chap with a stick standing behind, ready to whack [04:56]
asciilifeform but not everyone needs. [04:56]
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Adlai mircea_popescu: maybe make link to instead of https? [04:57]
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decimation asciilifeform: well, the aforementioned English devised a system where every such chap has a stick-wielder nearby [04:57]
asciilifeform that is one way to ensure that everyone who needs the stick, gets the stick, yes. [04:58]
decimation in the us, wielding the stick is generally banned, as is wielding wet noodles or signs that say 'stick' [04:58]
asciilifeform there is still a stick. [04:58]
asciilifeform and it will swing, and take your head clean off, if it must [04:59]
devthedev What do you think would be the best way to handle MPEx shares for Qntra? [04:59]
asciilifeform when you do certain things [04:59]
cazalla give him the stick, DON'T give him the stick [04:59]
decimation you mean the cruel discipline of nature? [04:59]
BingoBoingo ;;ticker [05:00]
gribble Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 373.65, Best ask: 374.9, Bid-ask spread: 1.25000, Last trade: 373.65, 24 hour volume: 14684.35561064, 24 hour low: 354.71, 24 hour high: 383.6, 24 hour vwap: 367.905500141 [05:00]
Adlai BingoBoingo: where in the listing document is there any mention of anything which generates revenue? [05:00]
asciilifeform decimation: nah. homeland severity, war on drugz, etc [05:00]
BingoBoingo Adlai: Section 1, definitions [05:01]
* Adlai atard [05:01]
Adlai beautifully vague, but i guess that's appropriate at such an early stage [05:02]
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decimation asciilifeform: yes, it is sad that in the us, the gov't has the right to arbitrary invade your person, yet generally forbids those who are put in authority over children the same power [05:03]
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decimation and by 'invade your person' I mean 'subject to arbitrary measures of physical control' [05:04]
BingoBoingo << IBM being IBM [05:04]
assbot WebSphere DataPower, Version 6.0.0, Information Center [05:04]
BingoBoingo JSON as XML [05:05]
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Adlai yes that was linked in #lisp a while back [05:05]
BingoBoingo Ah, I only have so many channels open at a time. [05:07]
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decimation [05:11]
RagnarDanneskjol Adlai at what point does a child sold into slavery become free? psychologically unemployable, et.. < [05:11]
assbot Money, fucking and lying pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. [05:11]
mircea_popescu I suspect that few of the young apprentices that mircea_popescu mentioned ended up dispising the masters who showed them how dumb they were << actually, if the periodic apprentice riots are anything to go by, they probably resented their masters to their grave. [05:12]
mircea_popescu so what of it, kids loving their father is the seal of fathering failure. [05:12]
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decimation heh good point - except for the few who became masters themselves [05:13]
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mircea_popescu What do you think would be the best way to handle MPEx shares for Qntra? << whatr do you ean handle ? [05:13]
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mircea_popescu "what do you mean handle" i meant [05:14]
mircea_popescu and by 'invade your person' I mean 'subject to arbitrary measures of physical control << they still doing the "freeze" kindergarten game in airports ? [05:14]
Adlai mircea_popescu: isn't much of what you say about anglophonia relevant for many other places too? [05:15]
devthedev I'm trying to gain knowledge of which brokerage would be best. [05:15]
mircea_popescu not that many. nordic countries mostly. [05:15]
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mircea_popescu devthedev prolly jurov's coinbr [05:15]
decimation mircea_popescu: yes, except they arbitrarily add on various 'strip' features, like your shoes, bags, etc [05:15]
mircea_popescu we kinda had that, [05:16]
mircea_popescu but you had to be careful or else the adults might catch on. [05:16]
decimation the latest thing is that if you pay the tsa $70 you can get your name on a list, so that you go through security 'the way it was before 2001' [05:16]
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* Adlai while reading RagnarDanneskjol's link, wonders whether mircea_popescu has seen [05:17]
assbot George Carlin - Children Are Our Future - YouTube [05:17]
decimation "I'm an official friend of usg, here's my pass from Stalin" [05:17]
asciilifeform decimation: nah, that'd be whatever document officials carry [05:18]
mircea_popescu !s carlin from:mircea_popescu [05:18]
asciilifeform any chumper can fork over the hundy and get the 'precleared' thing. [05:18]
assbot 7 results for 'carlin from:mircea_popescu' : [05:18]
mircea_popescu decimation do they refund it if you blow up a plane after all ? [05:18]
Adlai the agent refunds it if they want to see you naked when you arrive at the airport [05:19]
* asciilifeform has considered applying for the pass to see if he'd get one [05:20]
mircea_popescu tbh, if i were sitting on the iron throne in question, i'd have the agents naked [05:20]
mircea_popescu actually fuck it. nudist flights. poland style! [05:20]
asciilifeform this was actually proposed [05:20]
asciilifeform forget by whom [05:20]
asciilifeform next step was, i think, 'knockout flights' - with anaesthesia [05:21]
mircea_popescu i think it' sstill done in germany/poland [05:21]
mircea_popescu was the rage in the 80s [05:21]
asciilifeform the answer is, of course, the humble fat bomb. [05:21]
asciilifeform (or uterus bomb, or variations thereof.) [05:21]
asciilifeform i for one am quite curious what the first successful use of a uterus bomb will do to 'security theatre.' [05:22]
decimation mircea_popescu: I believe usg officially values passengers at $170k per head: [05:22]
assbot What are your rights if your plane crashes? [05:22]
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mircea_popescu decimation it's about fair tbh. [05:23]
decimation whatever happened to those 'red faction' chaps that were using high-end shaped charges in the 80's? [05:23]
mircea_popescu if you do actuarial averages, about the best construction you can come up with [05:23]
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decimation I think you wrote about the tyranny of infinite liability [05:24]
decimation [05:24]
assbot Logged on 29-09-2014 20:16:36; mircea_popescu: any state purporting to enforce strict liability is pure stalinism and nothing but. [05:24]
mircea_popescu this is mere tort. [05:25]
decimation ask any engineer 'how safe' the bridge should be, and he will ask how many people it should kill in a reasonable lifespan [05:25]
BingoBoingo decimation: Bridge kills no people in it's lifespan because users are warned of the expiration date upon which it will self bomb [05:25]
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decimation the point being everything is a tradeoff, and many errors of government come from trying to assume the value of something to be infinity - or zero. [05:27]
asciilifeform BingoBoingo: win98 crashes, self-bomb goes off in rush hour. [05:27]
mircea_popescu win. [05:27]
mircea_popescu << check out the 80s lmao. [05:27]
assbot George Carlin - New Jersey (Audio Only) - YouTube [05:27]
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mats_cd03 my brain keeps parsing S.QNTR as squinter [05:29]
mats_cd03 perhaps my brain is telling me to write for qntra. [05:29]
mircea_popescu try it and see [05:29]
BingoBoingo mats_cd03: That just might be the case [05:29]
decimation I read it as 'squitter' [05:30]
mats_cd03 the only thing i have in mind is bitbet audit 2 [05:30]
mats_cd03 and i plan to wait until brk-a bet concludes to do that [05:30]
decimation [05:30]
assbot Squitter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [05:30]
mircea_popescu six months or so to go ? [05:30]
decimation so reading about in the [b]logs was useful. has anyone used ''? [05:36]
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thickasthieves decimation, kako tried it earlier today [05:37]
decimation it seemed to be among the best deals in 'kvm' hosting [05:37]
thickasthieves btw bingoboingo, the error is gone, and grats to you and cazalla on the IPOhood [05:38]
BingoBoingo thickasthieves: Thank you [05:38]
thickasthieves no grats for mp [05:38]
thickasthieves :) [05:38]
mircea_popescu whai not ? [05:38]
thickasthieves keeps you grounded of course [05:39]
BingoBoingo decimation: I think kakobrekla is giving them a spin. I've read mixed reviews. [05:39]
thickasthieves but no, thank you for giving it a go, i always like to see the new b-a bizs [05:39]
decimation ah I see his note in the log, thanks for the tip. I wonder what kind of processor they are using [05:41]
BingoBoingo decimation: Their copy says something intel and something recent. [05:42]
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penguirker New blog post: [05:45]
thickasthieves omg i'm going to reddit to try to get mpex to support bitcoin, they only take words now! [05:45]
mike_c you could buy from starving authors [05:46]
thickasthieves what do i look like?! [05:47]
thickasthieves :) [05:47]
thickasthieves so, wall st gonna bleed out this week? [05:48]
asciilifeform thickasthieves: heard EBLA is doing great. [05:50]
asciilifeform promising stock. [05:50]
asciilifeform (or is it OBLA... ?) [05:50]
BingoBoingo It's EBMA and OBLA [05:50]
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asciilifeform [05:51]
thickasthieves that's some high-rez [05:51]
asciilifeform meant to be printed, i think. [05:51]
gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: (no, it’s not all physiology, there’s a lot to the functioning of the brain that’s purely cultural, and thus ethnic, and thus sure black kids immersed into white culture could in principle get the same IQ measurements as white kids while black kids from Africa or the ghetto never will) << lolno. [05:52]
asciilifeform [05:52]
asciilifeform etc [05:52]
cazalla good luck ebola! [05:52]
diametric asciilifeform: for what its worth, there is actually no direct flights from west africa to here. [05:55]
diametric so theres no flights to stop. [05:55]
asciilifeform indirect ones. [05:56]
diametric but that would be tantamount to stopping all inbound flights. [05:56]
asciilifeform homeland severity knows what your claimed origin point is. [05:56]
diametric honestly, though, ebola has an R0 of 2, its less serious than measles which thanks to anti-vax nutters is making a huge comeback. If theres anything to honestly be really worried about, its measles. [05:57]
asciilifeform (can fake it, sure. in rich country, penalty - deportation; poor countries - bullet) [05:57]
diametric i find it kind of interesting though, you were in the camp of ebola isn't a serious problem for a first world country when we talked about it a few months ago. [05:57]
decimation diametric: even assuming that ebola doesn't transmit very well, wouldn't it make sense to attempt some level of quarantine? [05:58]
* asciilifeform bought the party line from u.s. army textbook on subject earlier [05:58]
diametric decimation: of course, but i think thats happening. (re; the idiot that sneezed and said "sorry i came from africa" [05:58]
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decimation "Washington didn’t micro-manage American Samoa, not being all that interested. A policy of benign neglect was interpreted by Poyer as an opportunity to act on his best judgment, in the finest traditions of the US Navy. He imposed quarantine. That was harder that it sounds, because of the frequent family visits between West Samoa and American Samoa – but Poyer also had the support of the local chiefs, who understood how [06:00]
decimation serious imported epidemics could be. The people of American Samoa self-blockaded, on top of official quarantine: they sent out canoes to stop any and all visitors. They never had a single case." [06:00]
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diametric man its feeling a bit like fox news in here, trying to convince me I already have ebola [06:00]
asciilifeform what does fox news prescribe for ebola ? [06:01]
diametric jesus [06:01]
asciilifeform t-shirt with elephant logo to be buried in ? [06:01]
diametric take two every night. [06:01]
asciilifeform lol [06:01]
decimation diametric: this is one of these 'tough calls' that the man-children who pretend to run the usg need to actually make [06:02]
BingoBoingo what does fox news prescribe for ebola ? << The more important question is where are those magic tobacco plants growing those antibodies [06:02]
decimation asciilifeform: it seems that guy (Mr. Cochran) has some axes he is grinding [06:04]
asciilifeform BingoBoingo: in exactly the same place as the goats growing recombinant butyrylcholinesterase (antidote+prophylactic against organophosphate poisoning, $30k+ a dose at current production methods) [06:04]
asciilifeform that is - just enough for the Folks Who Matter (tm) [06:04]
diametric we're still only sitting at one infection contracted in the US, a nurse that didn't follow the proper protocol when dealing with the index patient (who is now dead). I'm not seeing the incoming pandemic yet. [06:05]
decimation diametric: if you read my first link above, the guy comes to the same conclusion [06:06]
decimation the question is, how many extra us citizen deaths are worth not 'shutting down' travel from africa, whatever that means? [06:06]
asciilifeform no big secret that the policy is to wait for the pandemic, yes. [06:06]
asciilifeform after pandemic, the flights will shutter. but different ones - flights out of usa. [06:06]
asciilifeform because who in their right mind will let these land? [06:07]
diametric its deja vu for me, i had this nearly identical conversation with a friend over sars way back when. [06:07]
diametric and then again for swine flu [06:07]
The20YearIRCloud And we started monitoring almost immediately [06:07]
asciilifeform fatality for swine flu was close to nil. [06:08]
The20YearIRCloud If my understanding was right, the infection rate from swine flu was higher, but overall mortality was less [06:08]
decimation diametric: yeah the difference is we know the fatality rate for ebola is double digits [06:08]
The20YearIRCloud A girl in my town came very, very close to death from swine flu, but normal flu kills quite a few each year [06:08]
dub we don't know that [06:08]
diametric we know the fatality rate for ebola if you're a poor african man is double digits. [06:08]
decimation although to be fair, we don't know how people with actual medical care will fair [06:09]
decimation diametric: yeah that's a good point [06:09]
asciilifeform so far, 50% (sample of... 6 ?) [06:09]
asciilifeform the thing is, 'actual medical care' for the afflicted is possible when you have a handful. [06:09]
diametric 6? [06:09]
asciilifeform and doctors are willing to approach them, and resources available [06:09]
BingoBoingo If they survive ebola die by the bill [06:09]
The20YearIRCloud It's high in the US too, the difference is here it's not as liekly transmissable, nor as lethal, and there's extreme economic incentive to prevent or treat it [06:09]
asciilifeform how transmissible - let's ask again next month. [06:10]
The20YearIRCloud The flu kills plenty in Africa too, but our death rate from yearly flu is something like 0.02% [06:10]
diametric asciilifeform: we know how transmissible, even in a country like africa where large families share rooms, the average person only infects 1.5 other people. [06:10]
dub where are teh bitbets? 50K US deaths by chrimbus [06:10]
decimation right, so r < 1.0 [06:10]
diametric I've heard numbers ranging from 0.5 to 2 for r [06:11]
diametric which is nothing compared to 18 of measles. [06:11]
mircea_popescu so these people here are fucking obsessed with dolce de leche [06:12]
diametric pertussis is like 15 or something. [06:12]
mircea_popescu i expect they make furniture out of the thing too [06:12]
mircea_popescu so i go buy chocolate dipped figs. only to discover, the motherfucking figs [06:12]
mircea_popescu ARE STUFFED IN TURN [06:12]
mircea_popescu with dolce de leche [06:12]
asciilifeform diametric: measles is entirely uninteresting to the vaccinated. [06:12]
mircea_popescu gabriel_laddel which part and wherefore [06:12]
* asciilifeform is quite certainly obsessed with dulce de leche... [06:13]
decimation diametric: I agree with you that ebola in the us likely has r << 1.0, and will not be a pandemic [06:13]
diametric asciilifeform: it shouldn't be, thanks to your local anti-vaxxers who are breeding colonies of non-vaccinated measles carrying people, new mutations are likely. [06:13]
decimation but that's cold comfort for the couple of people who will die because "we can't control travel from africa" [06:13]
diametric so far nobody has died from uncontrolled travel from africa. [06:14]
asciilifeform the nurse still lives? [06:14]
diametric yes [06:14]
decimation that's true, there's only been one case of transmission in the us, the nurse in texas [06:14]
diametric the only person in the US that has died from ebola was the african guy that came here and was already very sick. [06:14]
mircea_popescu honestly, though, ebola has an R0 of 2, its less serious than measles << this is relying on a whole string of assumptions. [06:14]
mircea_popescu like saying "this hooker's like 50 lbs, she's a lot less dangerous than mike in accounting" [06:14]
mircea_popescu sure, but the hooker's got aids and a heroin habit. [06:15]
diametric less serious in the chances of you getting ebola. [06:15]
diametric than say of an unvaccinated person getting measles. [06:15]
mircea_popescu this may be true on an individual level. but large scale biologic phenomena have their own emergent properties. [06:16]
diametric asciilifeform: it kind of surprises me. if anything, i feel as though the media, and in part the usg, is making ebola sound way more serious in order to keep people in a state of panic. and you're falling right for it. [06:16]
mircea_popescu in short, you have nfi what happens once it reaches the magical 2% i think it was ? [06:16]
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Adlai growing up against a backdrop of sars and assorted flu mutations has vaccinated me against pandemophobia [06:16]
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decimation diametric: I agree with you that 'anti-vaxxers' are a bigger threat than ebola [06:16]
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Adlai ebola seriously could not be lower on my waiting list of fuckstogive [06:16]
decimation at least in the us [06:16]
asciilifeform ebola is interesting not because 'it's coming' but because usg clearly intends to let it walk at leisure. [06:17]
diametric decimation: 2013 was the worst in the last 17 years for measles, entirely due to anti-vaxxers. last thing i want, is measles moving around, and having more chances to mutate. [06:17]
diametric asciilifeform: i'm not sure how you've come to the conclusion based on a single nurse that didn't follow the rules getting ebola to the usg has let it walk at leisure. [06:17]
asciilifeform spanish nurse also did not follow rules? [06:18]
diametric she touched her fucking eyes the last i heard. [06:18]
asciilifeform after how many nurses do we conclude that they are all simply tired of living? [06:18]
diametric with her gloves. [06:18]
asciilifeform or that 'the rules' are not quite, the rules [06:18]
Adlai i'm more scared of a friend overestimating his own drunk/high driving abilities and killing me before widespread deployment of self-driving cars, than i am of dying of any pandemic, ever [06:18]
diametric asciilifeform: well a lot more than 2 right now. [06:18]
mircea_popescu Adlai sure, but again, the mass effects are of concern. [06:18]
Adlai yeah they really need to release that sequel already [06:19]
mircea_popescu for instance, if a fire breaks out in a crowded place, being trampled is more dangerous than being burned [06:19]
Adlai note to self: winds are calmest at the epicenter [06:19]
asciilifeform in usa, we know how to get trampled even without fire [06:20]
diametric unless you're at a great white concert. [06:20]
dub you forget this is libertard holy grail, fully half of all bitcoiners are sitting in the bunker cleaning ar15 right now [06:20]
asciilifeform in fact, the yearly holiday where this traditionally takes place is coming soon [06:20]
diametric its not black friday until a walmart patron is trampled to death. [06:20]
asciilifeform dub: we're cleaning stone knives, most can't afford auto [06:20]
BingoBoingo you forget this is libertard holy grail, fully half of all bitcoiners are sitting in the bunker cleaning ar15 right now << AR-15 is rather heavy for a walk to the exit [06:20]
Adlai TIL [06:20]
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decimation dub: are you saying that obama is walking ebola to keep the republicans at home for the elections? [06:20]
mircea_popescu where are teh bitbets? 50K US deaths by chrimbus << make it. [06:21]
asciilifeform badbet? [06:21]
asciilifeform like 'reichstag burns' given in faq ? [06:21]
mircea_popescu dub moar like on reddit [06:21]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i dun see it. pandemic is act of god. [06:21]
mircea_popescu eminently insurable. [06:22]
gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: IQ isn't all physiology, ie, genetics. Your iq is in part dependent on your epileptics. So, yes, "there’s a lot to the functioning of the brain that’s purely cultural, and thus ethnic" but that "black kids immersed into white culture could in principle get the same IQ measurements as white kids" does not follow. Blacks have smaller brains and lower iq because of their genetics - placing them in a [06:22]
gabriel_laddel 'white' environment does not fix this. see, [06:22]
asciilifeform except when not [06:22]
mircea_popescu gabriel_laddel epileptics ?! [06:22]
asciilifeform !! [06:22]
asciilifeform spellchecker blip ? [06:22]
asciilifeform probably meant 'epigenetics' ? [06:22]
decimation seems like a 'force majeure' clause to me [06:22]
mircea_popescu anyway, the brain size is not necessarily a predictor of anything. my amd quad is smaller than an old pentium [06:22]
gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: fml, spellchecker. epigenetics. [06:22]
diametric the incoming ebola pandemic is brought to you by the evil nazi atheist muslim obama, and his horde of unbelieving non-republican swine that infect our great god fearing nation. [06:23]
mircea_popescu the genetics underpinnign cognitive function is debatable and poorly understood. [06:23]
mircea_popescu hence "could in principle" is correct. [06:23]
penguirker New blog post: [06:24]
mircea_popescu it doesn't mean much more than, this empty bottle of soda could in principle be gasoline. [06:24]
Adlai it's amazing just how unrelated brain volume and intelligence are [06:24]
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decimation diametric: a nontrival portion of the us population probably believes this [06:24]
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diametric decimation: i know. [06:24]
diametric my aunt is one of them. [06:24]
asciilifeform Adlai: now go and see reaction time vs. intelligence (take your pick of any known simple test for either of the two) [06:24]
diametric she once told me she literally believes obama is the anti-christ. [06:25]
asciilifeform Adlai: disturbingly close. 0.8, if i recall. [06:25]
mircea_popescu decimation diametric would one of you consider perhaps changing nick ? you're hitting a total blind spot with me, you're like figs and dates, i keep confusing you! [06:25]
asciilifeform diametric: << relevant [06:25]
assbot The Perry Bible Fellowship [06:25]
Adlai asciilifeform: interesting. the only correlation i can think of for reaction time would be that of overall size, or rather, the length which nerve signals need to travel [06:25]
diametric i'll change my nick for 10 bitcoin. [06:25]
asciilifeform lol! [06:26]
Adlai spiders move so quickly because their brain is right there [06:26]
mircea_popescu i am but a poor evil overlord! [06:26]
mircea_popescu Adlai nah. because they're hidraulic [06:26]
mircea_popescu they don't use muscles. [06:26]
asciilifeform Adlai: if i recall, hypothesis involves impedance matching - same reason folks with damaged myelin sheaths lose theirs. [06:26]
Adlai why not both? [06:27]
mircea_popescu Adlai because similar sized insects aren't that fast. [06:27]
mircea_popescu take a small slug [06:27]
asciilifeform Adlai: better impedance matching - smoother function of nervous system, both central and peripheral, all else equal [06:27]
* Adlai is not knowledgeable enough about slug anatomy to respond [06:27]
asciilifeform i suspect you'll get an even tighter number if you factor out arm length (test for reaction time usually involves light and buttons) [06:27]
Adlai what is a "known simple test" for "intelligence", though? [06:28]
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mircea_popescu asciilifeform as far as i recall the better studies were done by the russians, measuring eye movements [06:29]
asciilifeform Adlai: pick your favourite. [06:29]
mircea_popescu to focus and to adjust. [06:29]
Adlai or rather, "which intelligence"? [06:29]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: yes, i did read that one. [06:29]
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Adlai ooh, that's good [06:29]
mircea_popescu eyes are remarkably even across populatiobs [06:29]
mircea_popescu even when ethnically disjunct [06:29]
Adlai a lot less nerve length, and less variance between individuals [06:29]
mircea_popescu quite. [06:29]
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mircea_popescu it's what i mostly use to score individuals in proxmity, too. [06:30]
Adlai the really steady metric is distance between pupil centers [06:30]
Adlai really useful for computer vision [06:30]
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gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: "the genetics underpinnign cognitive function is debatable and poorly understood." really now? I looked into this, there is no debate on the matter of race / iq / genetics (there is however, lots of screaming). What genes specifically determine iq is definitely up for debate. [06:31]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: it's what i mostly use to score individuals << whatchado, flip the lights on & off and watch the pets sort out the room ? [06:31]
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BingoBoingo what is a "known simple test" for "intelligence", though? << Measured intoxication [06:31]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform nah, just watch people respond to stimuli. [06:31]
Adlai BingoBoingo: ? [06:31]
gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: from linked paper "National IQs have been reported for 192 countries around the world. The results show that the average IQ for East Asians centers around 106; for Whites, about 100; for US Blacks about 85, and for sub-Saharan African Blacks about 70. The same rank-order of race differences is found for ‘‘culture-fair’’ tests and reaction-time measures. Reaction-time tasks are so easy that al [06:32]
gabriel_laddel l children can do them in less than one second. More intelligent children, measured by conventional IQ tests, perform faster on these tasks. East Asians average faster reaction times than Whites who, in turn, have faster reaction times than Blacks." [06:32]
BingoBoingo Adlai: Get someone to hit a controlled amount on a breathalyzer and have them do math [06:32]
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Adlai that only tests "intelligence" as it relates to the types of "math" in your test [06:32]
asciilifeform how come we never hear anyone arguing that there is no such thing as 'strength' [06:33]
mircea_popescu lol [06:33]
gabriel_laddel Adlai: can't tell if you're trolling. [06:33]
* Adlai isn't [06:33]
asciilifeform and that a circus weight-lifter isn't the least bit strong, because perhaps my arse muscle is stronger yet than his biceps [06:33]
mircea_popescu gabriel_laddel there are many countless objections to bring. for instance, the country with a guy at 300 and three guys at 50 is better than the country with three guys at 150 ? [06:34]
Adlai "intelligence" is a very nebulous concept. you can get precise measures for precise definitions of it, but i'm not too interested in who can do long division faster in their head [06:34]
mircea_popescu averaging nonlinear measurements is a fine example of having passed through college unattained. [06:34]
Adlai let's test correlation between reaction time and dual N-back [06:34]
asciilifeform Adlai: the army where you live, when you come to enlist, measures strength. do they do it by asking you to carry a crippled fellow man from a burning tank? or using an arbitrary quick test? [06:35]
Adlai they don't measure strength when you come to enlist :P [06:35]
Adlai where do you think I live? [06:35]
asciilifeform perhaps i should move there, and enlist [06:35]
mircea_popescu what do they measure now ? "sensitivity" ? [06:35]
asciilifeform what else don't they measure ? [06:35]
gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: well, for what purpose? [06:35]
Adlai you should probably not [06:35]
mircea_popescu gabriel_laddel i dunno, your research papers. [06:36]
Adlai when you enlist, they measure "quality" (literal translation) using secret methods [06:36]
Adlai everybody goes through the tests, most people know their results, but the actual method of calculating the results is top sekrit [06:36]
mircea_popescu what are you in, like finland ? [06:36]
BingoBoingo that only tests "intelligence" as it relates to the types of "math" in your test << Well in the later rounds it test how well a brain functions when dampened [06:36]
asciilifeform and none of the methods involve a bar bell, scale, measuring tape ? [06:36]
Adlai this "quality group" metric is supposed to indicate intelligence [06:37]
Adlai physical strength is only evaluated in entrance exams to various units which require it, and these usually test stamina more than raw strength [06:37]
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decimation asciilifeform: actually the australian army studied this: [06:38]
decimation " Current assessments measuring muscular endurance (push-ups and sit-ups), although providing some relationship to firefighting tasks,22–24 do not measure a soldier's ability to lift and carry equipment with the ecological validity of a task-specific assessment. An appropriate assessment would involve lifting and carrying an item in each hand (replicating the hose carry upstairs)." [06:38]
asciilifeform lol! [06:38]
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asciilifeform firefighter carries nothing heavier than a hose? [06:38]
asciilifeform say, a man [06:38]
gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: the paper isn't arguring "better" simply that iq holds for races across environments. [06:38]
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mircea_popescu gabriel_laddel that iq AVERAGES [06:39]
mircea_popescu iqs are not linear, and im not even sure they're scalars at all. [06:39]
gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: yes. thank you. [06:39]
mircea_popescu hence averages are of vehehery limited usefulness. [06:39]
decimation yeah, dr. obvious probably co-wrote that study [06:39]
mircea_popescu gabriel_laddel in short, im not denying a lot of work has been done. i'm just saying, i'm skeptical. [06:39]
Adlai the only army-wide test which supposedly measures strength that i'm aware of involves pushups and situps, and i can count on one hand the number of times i saw it administered without the vast majority of people cheating [06:40]
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Adlai cheating = you pair up and count for eachother. the soldier counting is supposed to count out loud, but when there are twenty people counting out loud and one or two officers supervising, you can count by twos, threes, or tens, and they don't notice [06:40]
mircea_popescu Adlai apparently testing for intelligence would help this army [06:41]
mircea_popescu at least at the officer level. [06:41]
mircea_popescu i'd have you court martialed if you counted by three. and i would notice. [06:41]
Adlai there's a separate metric for a soldier's applicability to being an officer [06:41]
decimation usg tests its officers for intelligence [06:41]
* Adlai was top intelligence and zero officer applicability [06:41]
mircea_popescu decimation yeah, but they don't really manage to attract that much talent somehow. [06:42]
mircea_popescu i dunno what it is, the russians have the secret to this. [06:42]
Adlai do intelligent russians have attractive prospects outside of a military career? [06:42]
mircea_popescu well there's always a cab in ny... [06:43]
asciilifeform they can move to usa and massage machines, yes. [06:43]
asciilifeform whether that's 'attactive' - you decide. [06:43]
Adlai a large problem for militaries in generalized anglophonia is keeping the military career attractive to local talent [06:43]
mircea_popescu well perhaps not running the military like it were an idiot reservation bound for the special olympics might help. [06:44]
mircea_popescu if you review the us record, from korea to the latest iraq... [06:44]
mircea_popescu i don't think they have YET had any sort of objective. [06:44]
mircea_popescu kinda hard to attract smart people that way. [06:44]
decimation yeah I agree with mircea_popescu, it's a 'big picture' problem [06:44]
Adlai national militaries are still trying to wrap their head around how to fight an enemy that isn't another large military [06:45]
decimation modern usg officer is told to pacify locals without using any tools that would actually be effective [06:45]
mats_cd03 counterinsurgency has been a staple of various militaries for decades. [06:45]
Adlai doesn't mean they're any good at it, yet [06:45]
mircea_popescu yeah mats_cd03 has it, look how nicely the russians did everywhere since the 90s. [06:45]
mats_cd03 school of americas, what have you. politicians are now executing military policy, thats all. [06:45]
decimation they used to be, what about the pacification of germany and japan? [06:46]
mats_cd03 they're plenty good at it, just not where you think they'd be good at it. [06:46]
mircea_popescu neither of these were hard tasks decimation [06:46]
mats_cd03 see: columbia. [06:46]
mircea_popescu the germans were thrilled to be relieved from the russians. [06:46]
Adlai well and also some wars aren't meant to be over in a week, that doesn't pull a heavy budget [06:46]
mircea_popescu the japanese had a bunch of orgasms and were in that female wax phase. [06:46]
Adlai war is peace and all that [06:47]
mats_cd03 some people, like me, are of the opinion that enough money wasn't spent to quell the iraqi and afghan insurgencies [06:47]
mats_cd03 should've been $trillions, instead of $xxx bn. [06:47]
mircea_popescu mats_cd03 you probably realise the only correct solution there was to make iraq 51st state [06:47]
mats_cd03 see: marshall plan. [06:47]
mircea_popescu anything short of that was going to fail. [06:47]
mats_cd03 pretty much. [06:47]
mircea_popescu so you know... we're not going to do it. well then... why are you here ? [06:47]
decimation mircea_popescu: that's obviously the right answer, but note how absolutely no one with anywhere near actual power has even floated that idea [06:48]
mircea_popescu ironically, it'd have fixed the crisis, too. [06:48]
mats_cd03 misguided politicking, imo [06:48]
Adlai this is assuming that it should have been $xxxxxxxxx instead of $0 in the first place [06:48]
mircea_popescu decimation in public ? nobody would, either. except for me, i keep talking about all sorts of things that shouldn't be in public, much to everyone's shhock and horror. [06:48]
Adlai *awe [06:48]
decimation but what about 'freedom of speech' 'marketplace of ideas' and all that other bullshit [06:49]
mircea_popescu you familiar with the platonic concept of "the great lie" ? [06:49]
mircea_popescu great as in very good, not as in very big [06:49]
ben_vulpes i think a vanishingly small minority of parents actually adds value through parenting. << the "how to parent well" resources are well drowned in noise [06:49]
decimation like 'the noble lie'? [06:49]
mircea_popescu right [06:49]
ben_vulpes "beatings, frequently", is probably the best advice i've ever gotten. [06:50]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes also, kids can't parent. it takes adults. [06:50]
ben_vulpes when do i become an adult? [06:50]
mircea_popescu generally, after you've been hurt and digested it. [06:50]
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Adlai ben_vulpes: [06:52]
assbot George Carlin - Old Fuck - YouTube [06:52]
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Adlai mircea_popescu: kids can't parent. it takes adults. « tell that to eleven-child families in the west bank where the oldest daughters are effectively mothers to the others [06:54]
mircea_popescu those aren't children. [06:54]
mircea_popescu there's no age limit, you can be an adult at about 12. [06:54]
mircea_popescu most english as a single language kids i meet aren't adults at 30. [06:54]
The20YearIRCloud Varies greatly person by person [06:54]
Adlai seriously how are we defining "adult" here [06:55]
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asciilifeform mircea_popescu: now try and tell this to american, and usually he will nod enthusiastically, and after you say '...30' he will answer: 'naturally! they won't even agree to sign up for mortgage!' [06:55]
mircea_popescu lol [06:55]
mircea_popescu Adlai "having been hurt and digested it" [06:55]
Adlai although i guess internet arguments are more fun when people don't even know how vastly their assumptions and definitions are outta wack [06:56]
Adlai interesting definition... [06:56]
mircea_popescu well you can readily fix that, read the log. [06:56]
ben_vulpes mircea_popescu: what were your categories again? "learning by watching" "learning by reading" ... [06:56]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes im not sure what's the context ? [06:56]
ben_vulpes i'm trying to remember myself [06:56]
asciilifeform ...'must piss on the electric fence personally' [06:56]
asciilifeform (3rd type) [06:56]
ben_vulpes some people must learn by watching and we call them X; some people learn by reading and we call them Y... [06:57]
Adlai the best kinds of misunderstandings are the ones not yet present in the logs [06:57]
ben_vulpes ah yes ty asciilifeform [06:57]
ben_vulpes some must learn by pissing on the fence themselves, and we call them... [06:57]
mircea_popescu [06:58]
assbot The Male Disease - George Carlin - YouTube [06:58]
Adlai one thing i did like about the army is that the core text on safety and risk assesment is titled "Learning from Others' Mistakes" [06:58]
Adlai mircea_popescu: waitwaitwait women aren't full of shit and don't want to be in control all the time? [06:59]
asciilifeform that's SOP for any serious safety class [06:59]
decimation I find watching such movies enjoyable, there's a whole collection here: [06:59]
assbot CSB Safety Message Highlighting Important Role of Recommendations Program in Agency Mission - Safety Messges - Multimedia | the U.S. Chemical Safety Board [06:59]
Adlai the hilarious thing is how enforcement of a safety regulation is inversely proportional to how likely it is to be necessary for the current situation [07:03]
Adlai so you get lots of great rules, but only the most tedious and irrelevant ones are actually enforced [07:03]
Adlai causing soldiers who don't understand the background behind any of it to believe all the rules are uniformly irrelevant [07:04]
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mats_cd03 nice knowing you guys [07:15]
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mircea_popescu Adlai i dunno, ask carlin eh [07:20]
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Adlai y u mek me cry [07:21]
mircea_popescu and what's an example of a great rule ? [07:21]
Adlai wearing fireproof gloves when handling AFV engine innards [07:22]
Adlai but you're also supposed to wear them for pretty much everything else you do, and you only get called out on not wearing them when higher-ups can actually see your hands, ie, not when it's actually important to wear them [07:22]
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mircea_popescu i doubt that's such a great rule. [07:29]
mircea_popescu why would there be fire coming out of the engine ? [07:29]
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Adlai there shouldn't be, but it can get hot enough to burn your hands, and stays that hot for longer than the average soldier would expect [07:33]
mircea_popescu isn't it actually bad for the parts to work on them while too hot to touch ? [07:33]
mircea_popescu as in, tigthen a screw, once it cools it's screwed ? [07:33]
Adlai i've never seen anybody do that level of work on a hot engine, usually it's just things like oil checking [07:34]
mircea_popescu that's visual inspection ne ? [07:34]
Adlai there's even one oil check that's supposed to be done while the engine is running although nobody ever did that [07:34]
mircea_popescu they don't still use the retractable thinger do they ? [07:35]
Adlai yes, m113 engine has those [07:35]
mircea_popescu o.O [07:35]
mircea_popescu better safety rule... put some damned electronics on the engine block [07:35]
Adlai you pull it out, wipe it clean, put it back in, pull it out again, find a light source, see that the oil smeared all over while you were carrying it, wipe it off, etc [07:35]
Adlai some of these fuckers are over 50 years old [07:36]
mircea_popescu anyway, people doing fine movements generally don't want to wear gloves because bulky and unwieldy [07:37]
ben_vulpes well there's always a cab in ny... [07:38]
ben_vulpes they can move to usa and massage machines, yes. << bashed [07:38]
Adlai of course, people hate wearing these gloves [07:38]
Adlai a better safety rule would only require them during the actually dangerous operations [07:38]
Adlai but it would probably be ignored since "ALWAYS WEAR THEM" is much easier to enforce for stupid supervisors [07:39]
mircea_popescu see, when i think great safety rule i think things like "don't place your heaviest pans highest in your kitchen" [07:39]
mircea_popescu costs you just as much to put them there as anywhere else [07:39]
mircea_popescu but you WILL get a bump or two if you break it [07:39]
Adlai don't ask me about kitchen safety, i nearly burned my house down yesterday [07:40]
ben_vulpes not that you get the energy back from putting them up high... [07:40]
Adlai at least i had the good sense not to throw water on the burning oil O_o [07:40]
mircea_popescu or rub it all over your butt [07:40]
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mircea_popescu incidentally, this guy married the hottest chick i ever saw. like 19 too, some hick chick. [07:42]
mircea_popescu she spent the honeymoon in the hospital because she rendered some fat, and then poured in a large, thick glass container [07:42]
mircea_popescu which cracked and spilled all over her [07:42]
mircea_popescu doctor spent like three hours extracting hot oil and glass shards from her crack and legs [07:43]
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Adlai how do you even find all the shards in a case like that [07:44]
ben_vulpes ain't no training going to fix that kind of stupid [07:44]
mircea_popescu they have a special thingee [07:44]
mircea_popescu refraction something or the other [07:44]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes she was the fucking stereotipical dumb hottie. [07:44]
ben_vulpes refract through thigh flesh? [07:44]
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ben_vulpes color me unconvinced. [07:44]
Adlai well you could train people to just not cook at home, either eat out or order takeaway [07:44]
Adlai we can draw the line at microwaving leftovers [07:44]
ben_vulpes no no you train them to cook *for* you. [07:45]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes if you put a high powered flashlight against your palm you'll see some light go through a mm or two [07:45]
Adlai sounds like that's what she was trying to do [07:45]
ben_vulpes mircea_popescu: ever read ringworld? [07:45]
mircea_popescu dun think so [07:45]
ben_vulpes one of the more entertaining devices is the human "birth lotto" [07:45]
ben_vulpes this leads to a breeding of the populace for luck [07:45]
ben_vulpes book features an extraordinarily clumsy girl who is also extremely lucky. [07:45]
ben_vulpes hijinks ensue. [07:46]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: three hours extracting hot oil and glass shards from her crack and legs << try this on for size: [07:46]
assbot - " , -..." [07:46]
mircea_popescu nod a bad premise [07:46]
mircea_popescu lol assbot has it eh [07:46]
ben_vulpes niven yo [07:46]
ben_vulpes known for the "not a bad premise" book [07:46]
ben_vulpes see also "mote in gods eye" "gripping hand" [07:46]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes anyway, she was just... i dunno, her bubble was neverendingly shockingly short. you could rarely predict what she won't foresee [07:46]
ben_vulpes sounds like fun, at a distance, and on someone else's bill. [07:47]
mircea_popescu my thoughts exactly. [07:47]
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ben_vulpes i'm content with being the dish-breaker and singer of things around these parts. [07:47]
ben_vulpes the office has dubbed me the {{oaf,hulk}} [07:47]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform оклематься ? [07:48]
ben_vulpes refrain is: "BEN SMASH" [07:48]
mircea_popescu ben smash, ben hurr, ben derp! [07:48]
ben_vulpes half the time it's entirely on purpose, as the thing was never built for use outside delicate programmer hands. [07:48]
decimation mircea_popescu: in the us all of the old 'glass cookware' that used to be made of borosilicate has been switched to plate glass [07:48]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: ~= 'shake it off' [07:49]
ben_vulpes decimation: and not just plate, but pre-stressed plate! [07:49]
mircea_popescu decimation uh... why ? [07:49]
ben_vulpes decimation: so as to not just crack when over-stressed, but to rupture catastrophically! [07:49]
mircea_popescu anyway, this device would have been fine, if she knew how to pour [07:49]
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Adlai more efficient selection against stupidity? [07:49]
mircea_popescu Из полузапретных катакомб, ahahha wtf. [07:50]
decimation because it's cheaper and supposedly 'shatters better' when dropped [07:50]
assbot Now I Know – The War Against Pyrex [07:50]
decimation it's another example of hidden inflation [07:50]
ben_vulpes 'cept that pyrex doesn't shatter when dropped. [07:50]
mircea_popescu << check this ecommerce site. [07:50]
assbot Home - Hick Chick Tours [07:50]
mircea_popescu decimation what the fuck jesus. [07:51]
decimation "As a result, the drug trade needed to find another way to obtain borosilicate glass. The unintended consequence of World Kitchen’s switch? An uptick in theft from an unlikely place. As PopSci so eloquently notes, “[the crack-making] industry was forced to switch from measuring cups purchased at Walmart to test tubes and beakers stolen from labs.”" [07:51]
* ben_vulpes misses the good stuff [07:52]
ben_vulpes ahhhh-merica. [07:52]
* Adlai loves the taxis in NYC tho [07:52]
ben_vulpes good god how [07:52]
ben_vulpes how can one love anything about nyc [07:52]
ben_vulpes actually no hang on [07:52]
ben_vulpes the great wall of garbage once per week was pretty cool [07:52]
Adlai getting locked into the cab until you pay [07:52]
ben_vulpes also the giant wall of black slush during snowfalls [07:53]
Adlai junkie-proof walls keeping the cabbie secure [07:53]
Adlai what's not to love [07:53]
ben_vulpes hm [07:53]
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ben_vulpes that shoe store on 14th is p cool [07:53]
decimation one wonders if usg didn't pressure corning as part of the 'war on useful objects' err 'war on drugs' [07:53]
ben_vulpes but the 'choclatier' next door was always the wackness [07:53]
mircea_popescu basically in another decade the us will be like africa. [07:53]
decimation why do you need a 'tour' to pub crawl? [07:53]
ben_vulpes will be? [07:53]
mircea_popescu "sure we have very good everything here sir, made of straw, good quality top notch" [07:54]
ben_vulpes portland already wants me to sort my compostables for them [07:54]
mircea_popescu how can one love anything about nyc << i love the taxis there too [07:54]
mircea_popescu haven't been since like 2003, but anyway. [07:54]
ben_vulpes i mean you pay them, they go places, it's a simple exchange [07:54]
ben_vulpes but love? [07:54]
ben_vulpes that's a bit strong [07:54]
mircea_popescu ever told you about my find a hotel adventure ? [07:55]
ben_vulpes noooo [07:55]
mircea_popescu i take a cab out of grand central, tell the kid i want a hotel, kinda close and not too expensive [07:55]
mircea_popescu he takes me to a hotel like ten blocks away, costs me 100 a night. nice room and everything. [07:55]
mircea_popescu black kid, too. [07:55]
Adlai mircea_popescu: you should see the touchscreen computers they have now to keep passengers from yakking at the cabbies, complete with a GPS map of your path through the city... almost feels like an airplane [07:55]
ben_vulpes pfwat [07:56]
Adlai pfyes [07:56]
ben_vulpes 100/D in nyc? [07:56]
ben_vulpes not you, Adlai [07:56]
mircea_popescu whole thing took ten minutes, that guy probably did more for me than half the gradschool educated people i ever employed, on a percentile basis [07:56]
Adlai FINE [07:56]
ben_vulpes i'm familiar with those too, Adlai [07:56]
mircea_popescu Adlai but i like talking to the cabbies. [07:56]
ben_vulpes the NYC version is really awesome, what with rebooting into "LOUD MODE" [07:56]
ben_vulpes in pdx that shit starts up muted [07:57]
ben_vulpes you can even derp your card in before the trip ends to expedite egress from vehicle [07:57]
mircea_popescu ifucking hate lcds in neckrests. [07:57]
mircea_popescu and i wouldn't poay with a card wtf. [07:57]
Adlai mircea_popescu: actually the one cabbie i had an heart2heart with tracked us down ten minutes later to return my friend's iphone whateverthelatestis [07:57]
ben_vulpes and we have a functioning economy, so cabbies don't lock the door [07:57]
ben_vulpes actually i should say [07:57]
ben_vulpes i have a healthy relationship with my cab co's and they don't lock the door on me [07:58]
ben_vulpes mircea_popescu: bad bezzlar! [07:58]
decimation London cabbies are amusing too. I remember one bitching about Pikeys squatting on some farmer's land and appealing to the EU court of human rights [07:58]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes you know what ? i have never used a cc at a pos. ever. [07:58]
Adlai he was really nice considering my friend's dog got cabsick all over the backseat [07:58]
ben_vulpes mircea_popescu: and i've not carried cash routinely since i stopped doing that thing that entailed always carrying cash. so? [07:59]
mircea_popescu fuck that, i'd rather go naked. [07:59]
ben_vulpes roll with cash in the states, get robbed by cops. [07:59]
mircea_popescu man must always carry enough cash to bribe a first instance judge [07:59]
mircea_popescu you never know. [07:59]
asciilifeform or even by ordinary robbers [07:59]
decimation ben_vulpes: how quickly do you think people in the us would start using cash if suddenly say the FDIC went away? [07:59]
asciilifeform (in usa, stolen cc is usually a non-issue, max liability is ~500 usd by statute) [08:00]
mircea_popescu decimation i think he may have a point with the cop robbery [08:00]
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ben_vulpes decimation: more likely to run a tab with your local providers, as I do. [08:00]
decimation yeah that's how they did it in 'frontier times' [08:00]
ben_vulpes actually mircea_popescu this is why i don't carry cash. all of my local providers know who i am and extend me credit at my request. [08:00]
decimation go to local store, run a tab, owner knows where you live.. [08:00]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes suppose you meet a super hot chick. [08:00]
mircea_popescu ask her for credit too ? [08:00]
asciilifeform ben_vulpes: how do you settle the tabs? sacks of gold, delivered on mules? [08:01]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform he does rockets. [08:01]
mircea_popescu wednesday evening, goes on balcony, starts firing [08:01]
ben_vulpes mircea_popescu: nah, she asks me for credit [08:01]
ben_vulpes asciilifeform: pay with cash, get discount as merchants don't report cash intake and don't pay cc processing fees. [08:01]
asciilifeform all of my local providers know who i am and extend me credit at my request << this must be some other usa i've never been to [08:02]
ben_vulpes ofc i have to book the withdrawal as "profit", but... [08:02]
mircea_popescu you're exactly like a fucking mobster. [08:02]
asciilifeform or the planet from eric frank russel's 'and then there were none' tale [08:02]
decimation I've settled a few 'ebay' transactions where the tax was 'forgiven' if paid in cash [08:02]
ben_vulpes mircea_popescu: high praise, not deserving [08:02]
ben_vulpes i know a few tricks, that's about all. [08:02]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i had this grocery store owner (african woman) that actually imported shit at my request. and delivered it, too. [08:02]
mircea_popescu it's possible, just gotta not live in wa-shit-ton i guess [08:03]
ben_vulpes asciilifeform: you live in the heart of the beast. i live in the heart of cascadia. our worlds are light years apart. [08:03]
asciilifeform in nyc? [08:03]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform mass [08:03]
decimation "the hills are high and the emperor is far away" [08:03]
asciilifeform actually i have reasons to suspect that there are closed communities of people living approximately like people, even here [08:03]
asciilifeform but membership is generally by birth. [08:03]
mircea_popescu yeah but you don't like the sewers [08:03]
decimation asciilifeform: I'm sure there are. In NYC the famous example is the jews [08:03]
ben_vulpes quite literally, decimation. our hill is so high that our water supply flows from it. [08:04]
ben_vulpes ;;google bull run [08:04]
gribble First Battle of Bull Run - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: ; The Battle of Bull Run Summary & Facts | ; Bullrun: [08:04]
ben_vulpes ah, fy google [08:04]
ben_vulpes ;;google bull run reservoir [08:04]
gribble Bull Run River (Oregon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: ; Bull Run Watershed | The City of Portland, Oregon: ; Portland's Water System | The City of Portland, Oregon: [08:04]
ben_vulpes watershed, dorp. [08:04]
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decimation ;;google nyc jew bus [08:05]
gribble Vamoose Bus - NYC | Maryland | Virginia: ; Bus Segregation of Jewish Women Prompts Review - ; Women Riding Brooklyn's B110 Bus Told To Sit In The Back ...: [08:05]
ben_vulpes anyways, sleep beckons and i gotta be on point for the boys next week. [08:05]
ben_vulpes leadership, as they say, starts at 6. [08:06]
asciilifeform idleness is on duty 24/7! [08:06]
Adlai lazyness waits for everybody [08:07]
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mircea_popescu "Fuck yes we can. I have student loan debt. Am I going to pay it ? Nope. Not ever. Over my dead fucking body will they get a penny from me. [08:35]
mircea_popescu Why? Because I don't want to fund the evil banksters who prey on impressionable young 18 year olds who don't know jack shit about the world, 18-year olds who are pressured by society into college they can't afford." [08:35]
mircea_popescu lol this is going to end well [08:35]
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TheNewDeal has to be a usian, amiright? [08:38]
decimation sounds like the people who just stop paying taxes, irs comes, gasenwagen, gulag [08:38]
decimation [08:38]
assbot Argentina Debt Crisis: U.S. Demands 1.5 billion cash (Bitcoin to Rescue?) | Page 2 | [08:38]
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decimation heh the next post: "Huh? You had a choice to go to uni and further your education. Be a man and stand by your decisions. " [08:39]
pete_dushenski good evening b-a [08:39]
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decimation reminds me of: [08:40]
pete_dushenski congrats be to cazalla BingoBoingo and mircea_popescu for the qntra announcement! [08:40]
assbot Missionary doctors treating Ebola in Africa: Why people are suspicious of missionaries. [08:40]
mircea_popescu TheNewDeal yep [08:40]
mircea_popescu decimation not so. usually it takes about 10 years [08:40]
mircea_popescu IF you have a lot of money. [08:40]
cazalla pete_dushenski, ty [08:40]
mircea_popescu most poor people get that added benefit, thatthey can just forego the irs altogether [08:40]
decimation mircea_popescu: yeah if you have a semi-competent tax lawyer you can probably avoid jail, just pay the fine [08:41]
mircea_popescu ;;rated cazalla [08:41]
gribble You rated user cazalla on Fri Oct 10 19:05:29 2014, with a rating of 2, and supplied these additional notes: chief editor.. [08:41]
pete_dushenski the mpex-qntra relationship is quite the crafty little construction. puts other efforts to shame. [08:41]
mircea_popescu decimation the thing is they work on a per dollar basis. if there's nothing to steal they can't afford to prosecute you. [08:41]
decimation for poor people in the us, taxes pay you [08:41]
pete_dushenski though the only other effort that comes to mind is that of ltb (andreas' first home) with their broke back counterparty baloney. so not much comp but... [08:42]
decimation [08:42]
assbot EITC Home Page--Its easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC [08:42]
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gabriel_laddel mircea_popescu: where is that quote from? "Fuck yes we can...." [08:46]
pete_dushenski oh and my apologies for the penguirker spam earlier. i was changing hosting plans and had to rejigger the whole meal deal. [08:46]
mircea_popescu decimation linked it above [08:46]
pete_dushenski the upside is now i have an avatar for commenting on other blogs and that contravex has a snazzy new recent comments sidebar. [08:47]
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mircea_popescu good for you! [08:50]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: i had actually read that qntra "pending announcement" bit in the logs, though meanwhile forgotten. in my defense, you never mentioned much in the way of terms or wtf you were even alluding to :D [08:51]
mircea_popescu :p [08:51]
pete_dushenski o and contravex's footnotes now have the proper indentation so you can now see all the roman numerals :) [08:52]
decimation pete_dushenski: what blogging system do you use? [08:52]
pete_dushenski wordpress [08:53]
pete_dushenski unfortunately the switch over meant some updates (spit) and whatnot [08:53]
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mircea_popescu pete_dushenski sent you a pingback. fix the hole will you. [08:55]
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pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: i'm on it. [08:57]
mircea_popescu BingoBoingo you too. [08:57]
mircea_popescu who else is running wp blogs ? [08:57]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: which contravex article did you ping? [08:59]
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penguirker New blog post: [09:23]
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Adlai kakobrekla: so you like lisp? [09:30]
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Adlai try writing the shortest possible quine in ansi cl. if you want to check the answer, it was just in #lisp and there are public logs, but try yourself before you check. [09:32]
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mircea_popescu ;;later tell pete_dushenski your latest. [10:00]
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mircea_popescu Pingback from to registered. Keep the web talking! :-) [10:00]
assbot O hai let me wanna-be! pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. [10:00]
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mircea_popescu hey kakobrekla << check out all the pentesting [20:33]
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kakobrekla some heavy shit. [20:35]
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TheNewDeal can't tell if you two are joking or are serious? [20:36]
kakobrekla thats the beauty of it. [20:37]
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Adlai holy shit, bitbet is painful in w3m [20:43]
kakobrekla is it? [20:44]
kakobrekla let see [20:44]
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Adlai surprisingly painless to do that once you get familiar with tmux [20:50]
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devthedev BingoBoingo: Are articles written by yourself of cazalla calculated into the "wordcount of qualified articles published"? [20:52]
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BingoBoingo devthedev: I am pretty sure they do. [20:56]
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mircea_popescu Disappointingly, Matt brushed it off thus: [20:57]
mircea_popescu “This tradeoff in pingback’s design has been there for a decade now,” he said via email. “It’s seldom used outside of experimentation because it gets shut down by anti-spam providers like Akismet or web hosts when used at any scale, and there are cheaper, easier, and more effective ways to DDOS sites. That’s why no serious attacks (above 2gbps) use it.” [20:57]
mircea_popescu mullenweg is a total fucktard. [20:57]
mircea_popescu devthedev of course. [20:58]
devthedev Alright [20:58]
mircea_popescu Adlai what's that ? [20:58]
BingoBoingo mircea_popescu: That's the fucktard's case for not fixing obvious hole? [20:58]
mircea_popescu yes., [20:58]
mircea_popescu have you ever heard anything pareil ?! [20:58]
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mircea_popescu i have a good mind to ddos wordpress with it tbh. [20:59]
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Adlai mircea_popescu: something bad happened to my graphics server so i'm stuck communicating with the world in text [21:00]
mircea_popescu Adlai it's pretty much designed to work fine in lynx [21:00]
Adlai bitbet or qntra? [21:00]
mircea_popescu bitbet [21:00]
mircea_popescu i don't think qntra is designed to anything, just yet [21:00]
BingoBoingo Reading up on this the fixed a similar problem with trackbacks back in 2.8, I don't know why it would be their position to make a sharp edge like this the default when the push themselve to people looking for feather cushions. [21:01]
mircea_popescu total bs, they never fixed it [21:01]
mircea_popescu the bug affects the codebase all the way through, to the first introducton of xlmrpc back in 2004 or w/e [21:01]
bounce therefore, it must be a feature [21:02]
mircea_popescu they made in the interval about 10 different claims to "having fixed it" [21:02]
mircea_popescu the way wp codebase works is indicative of what naggum described, the problem of maggots wanting the status of coder and so writing code for the sake of being coders. [21:02]
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mircea_popescu it's also a glimpse into bitcoin's future, if usgavin and the power retard crowd have their way [21:02]
mircea_popescu but just as an indication of the problem : w3 total cache, version 8.5 ? 250kb. w3 total cache, version 9.2 ? 1,8 mb [21:03]
mircea_popescu read it an d fucking weep, 1.8mb of caching code. [21:04]
Adlai mircea_popescu: ah, w3m is installed instead of lynx because it's ~65% smaller [21:04]
* Adlai fiddles [21:04]
mircea_popescu then derps derp about 50mn lines of code. seriously, bitch ? that's your caching ? [21:04]
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mircea_popescu Adlai im pretty sure you can view bitbet in emacs if it comes to it. [21:04]
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kakobrekla shit i got distracted by a pussy and a pair of tits. [21:09]
mircea_popescu piss the only thing missing ? [21:09]
kakobrekla so it it acceptable in lynx? [21:09]
mircea_popescu pretty much yes [21:10]
kakobrekla then i shall not bother with w3m [21:10]
mircea_popescu maybe you do that after it gets hacked, as punishment. [21:10]
kakobrekla nah, you get the punishment of recoding it from scratch for trusting me in the first place. [21:11]
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mircea_popescu hm [21:11]
mircea_popescu that is severe and unusual. [21:11]
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kakobrekla life is such. [21:12]
mircea_popescu ;;ticker [21:15]
gribble Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 380.93, Best ask: 381.35, Bid-ask spread: 0.42000, Last trade: 380.93, 24 hour volume: 21186.09124849, 24 hour low: 364.06, 24 hour high: 388.0, 24 hour vwap: 377.044702795 [21:15]
mircea_popescu o noes [21:15]
kakobrekla hooray, meat! [21:15]
mircea_popescu lol [21:16]
mircea_popescu eat two chickens today kako [21:16]
mircea_popescu you never know what tomorrow brings. [21:16]
kakobrekla shit i still dont even know what today brought. [21:17]
mircea_popescu " i got distracted by a pussy and a pair of tits." ? [21:18]
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Apocalyptic [16:22:45] wall st bleeding // again ? [21:20]
Apocalyptic this is bleeding everyday for a while it seems [21:20]
mircea_popescu muyeah [21:21]
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chetty [16:22:45] wall st bleeding // again ?//seems to have mostly recovered since then [21:25]
Apocalyptic yeah that's what I just saw [21:26]
ThickAsThieves tis why i stopped trading stocks [21:26]
ThickAsThieves gs and friends troll traders hard [21:26]
ThickAsThieves waste of time learning that game [21:26]
pete_dushenski ;;later tell cazalla: so regards to finding additional author, on the about page i added must be in wot + 6 months #b-a logs << yeshiva as prereq. smart. [21:27]
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wyrdmantis A question for developers: if i wanted (only theoretically) to build a scamcoins exchange like bittrex, what language/framework is best to use? A guy has opened one in node.js. I think he's gonna get hacked very soon. [21:27]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: added the necessary code to the necessary file and the necessary pingback to the necessary article :D [21:28]
mircea_popescu ty! [21:28]
pete_dushenski my pleasure. [21:28]
mircea_popescu wyrdmantis whenever you wish to build something hardened, you are advised to use the lowest level tools you can use. [21:28]
mircea_popescu this is why bunkers are made out of steel and concrete, even while luxury items are made out of silk and glass. [21:29]
kakobrekla eh [21:29]
kakobrekla steel is at the same level as glass [21:29]
mircea_popescu yeah shitty analogy [21:29]
mircea_popescu except you know, some stuff manages to be basic and advanced at the same time. [21:30]
wyrdmantis a friend asked the guy about db and got insulted and then silence. WTF people are so dumb. And yeah, node.js doesn't seem low level at all. [21:30]
mircea_popescu node.js is a great toolset to build your gf a dildo with. [21:31]
Apocalyptic heh [21:31]
Apocalyptic pretty much [21:31]
mircea_popescu what's the worst that'll hapen, it'll fuck her in the ass ? [21:31]
mircea_popescu FEATURE! [21:31]
kakobrekla in both cases, if you want to do it well or if you want to do it fast, you will want to use tools you know well [21:32]
wyrdmantis the exchange is this [21:32]
assbot BetaShareX - Cryptocurrency Exchange [21:32]
thestringpuller mircea_popescu: npm install dildo.js [21:32]
Apocalyptic I thought the exchange mania has stopped, guess not [21:32]
kakobrekla that never stops [21:33]
wyrdmantis i don't want to do an altcoin exchange, that's sure [21:33]
mircea_popescu Apocalyptic idol worshipping hasn't stopped either, it just moves further to the outskirts [21:33]
kakobrekla shit even i had one coded but didnt put it live [21:33]
mircea_popescu wyrdmantis it is a very shitty spot to be in, running one of those, because the shitcoins are often badly written, such as was the case with xrp. [21:33]
mircea_popescu then people will find how to ewxploit one, trade it for all the others you hold [21:33]
mircea_popescu and the idiots "using" your "service" won't understand that they're all equally worthless, so... [21:34]
mircea_popescu buncha bad blood for no good reason. [21:34]
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Apocalyptic yeah, that's the main reason I didn't want shitcoins in x-bt [21:34]
kakobrekla aha thats why theres no coins listed :) [21:35]
mircea_popescu lol hater. [21:36]
mircea_popescu he has atc doesn't he ? [21:36]
wyrdmantis i hope someone nuke it, arrogant dev is arrogant he insulted my friend [21:36]
thestringpuller yea that's the atc exchange I think is used in MPIF [21:36]
Apocalyptic well one could argue LTC is a shitcoin too, and it wouldn't be far from the truth [21:36]
mircea_popescu lol @this guy [21:37]
mircea_popescu wyrdmantis did he insult your friend badly ? [21:37]
Apocalyptic so i guess it has one after all [21:37]
Azelphur wyrdmantis: to answer your earlier question, the answer is the framework your developer is most proficient in using [21:37]
kakobrekla actually i think bash is wrong here. ltc is silver. [21:37]
mircea_popescu Azelphur so php ? [21:37]
kakobrekla (as silver is shit) [21:37]
danielpbarron wall street journal recently published an article featuring some of the more well known scamcoins [21:37]
Azelphur mircea_popescu: if you're good at PHP, use it. It's not the greatest of languages but it's perfectly functional. [21:37]
mircea_popescu just trolling for lolz [21:38]
Apocalyptic php=====functional returns false here [21:38]
Azelphur :P [21:38]
mircea_popescu Apocalyptic it's functionally functional then [21:38]
Azelphur mircea_popescu: coding in PHP is one of the few socially acceptable forms of insanity [21:38]
wyrdmantis Azelphur thanks [21:38]
Azelphur wyrdmantis: welcome, I know it's a bit of a non-answer [21:38]
* danielpbarron used to code stuff in php [21:38]
mircea_popescu you all keep bashing it, but wordpress' xmlrpc is written in php [21:38]
kakobrekla its what i said really. [21:38]
Azelphur danielpbarron: me too :) [21:38]
mircea_popescu and wordpress' xmlrpc is the best thing in the world [21:39]
bounce ergo, php is the bees' knees and the "fractal of bad design" guy has it ALL WRONG [21:39]
Apocalyptic I just saw a few vulns for that one, it seems to be recurrent [21:39]
Azelphur mircea_popescu: indeed, goes back to what I said really, the quality of code produced is dependant on the programmer and not the language [21:39]
wyrdmantis mircea_popescu not so badly, but in a very arrogant way, and then no more technical answers [21:39]
mircea_popescu actually i have seen tight php. [21:39]
mircea_popescu it was mostly transliterated perl [21:39]
mircea_popescu harharhar :D [21:39]
bounce leveraging a write once language to help produce tight code in a notoriously sloppy language. can't you just taste the synergy? [21:41]
mircea_popescu either that or the dingleberry [21:41]
Azelphur that said there are other considerations, some languages/frameworks have limitations / specialties that others don't [21:41]
Azelphur eg if you try and do realtime in django you're going to have a bad time. [21:41]
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mircea_popescu is django actually named to suggest "d, j and go" ? [21:42]
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mircea_popescu Adlai why that ? [21:43]
Azelphur mircea_popescu: nah, was named after a guitarist. [21:43]
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Adlai mircea_popescu: images don't display at all with lynx/links [21:44]
Adlai and they're bulkier both in size and speed [21:44]
mircea_popescu hm [21:45]
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kakobrekla didnt someone make cli interface? [21:47]
Apocalyptic %d [21:47]
atcbot [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 1878190.93 Est. Next Diff: 319014.53 in 235 blocks (#46368) Est. % Change: -83.01 [21:47]
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Azelphur kakobrekla: for MPEX? that was me. [21:48]
Azelphur [21:48]
assbot Azelphur/pyMPEx GitHub [21:48]
mircea_popescu i think FabianB did too. or no wait [21:48]
kakobrekla !s bitbet cli [21:48]
assbot 1 results for 'bitbet cli' : [21:48]
mircea_popescu it was this italian chick maybe ? [21:48]
mircea_popescu kakobrekla yeah, yeah they did! [21:48]
kakobrekla 1 hit: [21:48]
assbot Logged on 19-06-2014 01:29:12; kakobrekla: ;;rate punkman 1 bitbet cli dev [21:48]
kakobrekla lel [21:49]
mircea_popescu up punkman1 [21:49]
kakobrekla ty log [21:49]
bounce [21:49]
assbot The Voice Harvesters: Bureaucrats, businesses gather more than 65 million people's voiceprints | Fox Business [21:49]
mircea_popescu Adlai you should check his code out btw, it's actually better if you want lightweight/text only than any browser [21:49]
mircea_popescu bounce incidentally, since you bring it up : most idiots of the "irc is not irl" and "i trust real people" variety fail to understand that with modern computers i can make any one person to say any one thing. just give me a collection of their voice recorded. [21:50]
mircea_popescu stuff here is not nearly as falsifiable as the "trustworthy" phonecall. [21:50]
thestringpuller i used to do that with tape recorders in my pops office back in the day [21:51]
thestringpuller that little home alone tape recorder thing [21:51]
mircea_popescu right, it's been iffy for 30+ years [21:52]
mircea_popescu but it's plain dead by today. [21:52]
mircea_popescu much like the "signature", ie, scribbling down on paper. fuck me, i have bills in this room issued by 6 different governments, they all have a signature on them [21:52]
mircea_popescu and i bet you the dude in question never touched any of the bills he "signed" [21:52]
thestringpuller signature stamps for the government [21:53]
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kakobrekla ohai! [21:53]
kakobrekla what the url to that thing again pls? [21:54]
punkman what someone is gonna use bitbet cli? [21:54]
bounce heh, it's actually worse than that. when gov't people talk about "signature management", these days that's plugins for their document management systems that govern copy/pasting pictures of signatures into "documents" that later may or may not end up getting printed. [21:54]
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punkman it's here but gotta upload updated version [21:55]
assbot abfg / — Bitbucket [21:55]
bounce anyhow barclays already rolled this out for their "wealthiest clients", so this sounds like an invitation to make good use of a tape recorder. [21:55]
kakobrekla mp: link this and btcalpha from faq? [21:56]
mircea_popescu kakobrekla surely. [21:57]
mircea_popescu bounce it's been going on for a while, this scam. most brokers with high value accounts have been pretty spooked back in the 90s already [21:58]
mircea_popescu easiest sell for "bitch, use gpg" i ever had to make. [21:58]
mircea_popescu once the guy hears "non repudiable, just keep the blob" eyes light up like an xmas tree [21:59]
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bounce rather gigantic mismatch between what the technology can do and understanding what it needs to do. [22:00]
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mircea_popescu word. [22:00]
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bounce but then, selling a totally complex fancy buzzword-laden magic (voice or otherwise) box counts as "innovation", whereas installing a mail client with decent gpg support does not. [22:01]
mircea_popescu that's not how you do it. you gift the guy a laptop and explain how to use it. [22:02]
mircea_popescu "gpg support" in clients is for the birds. [22:03]
mircea_popescu best gift you'll ever make, incidentally. for the 500 bux or w/e an old laptop costs you're probably going to get a yachtful of champagne [22:03]
bounce that's the price of a new laptop these days. cheapo, but anyhow. [22:05]
chetty sounds like a business plan, laptops with gpg installed plus instructions, name it lots of fancy words ... [22:07]
bounce needs a bit of buy-in since the other side needs something comparable. [22:07]
bounce s/comparable/compatible/ [22:07]
mircea_popescu bounce well if you're giving them away supposedly you got your own system [22:08]
bounce yesh, but it doesn't scale. then again, maybe it doesn't need to. until it does, of course. [22:08]
mircea_popescu what od you mean it doesn't scale lmao [22:09]
mircea_popescu you know what else doesn't scale this way ? [22:09]
mircea_popescu THE INTERNET [22:09]
asciilifeform gpg.. yachtful << nope. they'd rather buy pwndildoes from 'crypto ag.' it's a 'technolordosis' signal to their master. [22:09]
mircea_popescu o shit, you need a computer at home to email ? o yea, totally, email doesn't scale [22:09]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform not anyone i'd work with. [22:09]
mircea_popescu vote with your money stan. it's a very powerful concept. [22:09]
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bounce not that sense. in the sense that some people will thus end up with N (>>20) laptops to talk to N people. [22:10]
mircea_popescu bounce what ?! [22:10]
asciilifeform (and yes, i intend to write a post re: 'technolordosis.' for the lack of a better term, my current mental name for the deer/hunter symbiosis of voluntary chumpitude previously discussed on many occasions) [22:10]
mircea_popescu i must be missing like 20 laptops in here then ?! [22:10]
asciilifeform to vote with money, one first needs... money. [22:11]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform yeah but we were kinda discussing large accounts and personal brokers hiar. [22:11]
asciilifeform i sorta assumed fat fiat accounts on fiat brokers. [22:12]
bounce anyhow, I don't have contact with personal brokers so no opportunity to try and test market uptake [22:12]
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mircea_popescu asciilifeform that's exactly what it is. [22:12]
mircea_popescu bounce no but i mean, people like shrem or ulbricht or w/e ? that's the right move in their position. hire lawyer, make it conditional upon all communication going through gpg [22:13]
mircea_popescu a lawyer readily understands the value of ACTUAL attorney-client privilege [22:13]
mircea_popescu as opposed to constructive [22:13]
bounce why aren't lawyers speaking up when there's yet another law mandating massive snooping on everyone with a few of those constructive bones thrown in? lack of understanding that actual is possible? [22:15]
mircea_popescu you get much better counsel once he gets familiar with the safeties provided by cryptography, too. so it's win-win [22:15]
mircea_popescu bounce because of the individual effect. why didn't people in leningrad speak up ? [22:15]
mircea_popescu why didn't the workers speak up before unions ? [22:15]
mircea_popescu because on his own, aperson is just a person. [22:15]
mircea_popescu once you give them a means to speak up they will. [22:15]
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mircea_popescu hence why "providing nucleation" is so important [22:16]
asciilifeform ulbricht << unless he's learned to grind rsa in his head, how is this to happen? his jailers will otherwise have the key at their leisure. [22:16]
mircea_popescu nah [22:17]
mircea_popescu he meets with lawyer [22:17]
mircea_popescu lawyer has everything that comes in and everything that comes out crypted [22:17]
mircea_popescu they uncrypt in the cell and talk. [22:17]
mircea_popescu only way to do it. [22:17]
asciilifeform afaik the whole client-attourney privilege thing is a dead letter in usaschwitz. (the buggers can do as they please and parallelconstruct.) [22:18]
mircea_popescu no, it's not. [22:18]
mircea_popescu they'll make copies of the gpg'd blobs at the most [22:18]
mircea_popescu which... whatevs. [22:19]
asciilifeform seriously suggesting that a prisoner in usa can keep a key secure (other than one which fits in his head) ? [22:19]
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chetty I dont think lawyers get into cells anymore either, isn't it telephones and glass? [22:22]
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asciilifeform IANAL - but afaik, usg claims a total right to control the communications of prisoners. and lawyers who are suspected of stretching the official rules (e.g., getting a message out to your mother, whatever) can be effectively fired by usg. [22:24]
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chetty practically the definition of police state [22:27]
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mircea_popescu asciilifeform not so. [22:33]
mircea_popescu there's exactl;y nothing the prosecution can do to nosy into the defense briefs, abnd they wouldn't even dare ask because they've got no way to know if they're being set up for a mistrial or what. [22:34]
mircea_popescu and if in fact it does result in a mistrial for counsel tampering & conspiracy, the da in question can very well go to jail on the spot [22:34]
mircea_popescu doesn't even get a trial, the judge can just sentence him for contempt, six months, no problemo [22:35]
mircea_popescu and if he DOES get held in criminal contempt he gets disbarred, and might as well learn a new trade. [22:35]
mircea_popescu so, no. ain't happening. [22:35]
chetty back when there were real judges .. [22:35]
mircea_popescu chetty it's not a task any of the pencildicks would take regardless. [22:35]
mircea_popescu and if they weren't pencidlicks they'd be here with me, rather than over there with the sops. [22:35]
chetty matter of who they are more afraid of [22:36]
mircea_popescu quite so. [22:36]
asciilifeform mega-lol. nothing of the kind, afaik, has happened in many years. how could it, with tame judges, tame da-s, tame legislature, ... , etc. [22:37]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: still think 'rule of law' thing is still a thing in usa? seriously? [22:37]
mircea_popescu the only reason it's never happened to date is simply that a da wouldn't have made it that far if he were insane enough to try something like you propose. [22:37]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform not rule of law. but plenty of upstanding individuals regardless. enough so to readily be leveraged into serious trouble for bureaucratic miscreants [22:38]
asciilifeform when they do 'this', it won't look like a 'this.' it'll look like a parallel-whatever - dumb prisoner gave his key to 'Bubba' in exchange for butseks, etc. [22:39]
mircea_popescu except if the defense counsel testifies to it. [22:39]
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mircea_popescu which is what i said. they wouldn't even dare ask, because they don't know if it's a set-up. [22:39]
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mircea_popescu moreover, your example doesn't actually work. [22:39]
assbot [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 10 @ 0.12999958 = 1.3 BTC [+] {3} [22:40]
ThickAsThieves Circle is funny, theyre supposedly no-fee, which is only really true when selling, but when you sell, they pay nearly 1% premium bonus [22:44]
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ThickAsThieves my best guess is they get more than that when you buy [22:44]
kakobrekla punkman just tried the cli and got trapped in ddos jail :) [22:44]
ThickAsThieves and have some kinda scheme going [22:45]
punkman kakobrekla: after trying to "update" I assume [22:46]
kakobrekla correct [22:46]
kakobrekla current settings are maxretry = 200, findtime = 120, bantime = 3600 - you think you can get around that? [22:47]
punkman kakobrekla: it even sleep 1 sec inbetween requests, what more do you want [22:48]
punkman :P [22:48]
kakobrekla huh? [22:48]
kakobrekla wouldnt trip it with 1s sleep [22:49]
punkman [22:49]
assbot abfg / / source / bitbetlib / — Bitbucket [22:49]
kakobrekla as you would be hitting 120 out of 200 per 2min. [22:49]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 25000 @ 0.00074191 = 18.5478 BTC [+] [22:49]
kakobrekla maybe python second is different from my second. the only logical explanation. [22:55]
punkman PHP seconds are probably longer [22:55]
kakobrekla its actually haproxy we are talking about. [22:56]
punkman just run update on mine and it worked [22:56]
kakobrekla yeah cause you had a small update. [22:56]
kakobrekla less than 200 req. [22:56]
punkman well I'll make it sleep longer I guess [22:57]
kakobrekla idk 1 per second constantly should be working. [22:58]
penguirker New blog post: [22:58]
kakobrekla imma test it [22:58]
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mircea_popescu kakobrekla << check it out, lol. [23:00]
assbot News And Score Enable Bitcoin Betting [23:00]
BingoBoingo %d [23:00]
atcbot [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 1878190.93 Est. Next Diff: 318823.44 in 234 blocks (#46368) Est. % Change: -83.02 [23:00]
kakobrekla "for some time" < some years yes. [23:01]
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BingoBoingo All of the Years [23:02]
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penguirker New blog post: [23:03]
pete_dushenski ^spreading the word :D [23:03]
mircea_popescu lol tsla under 225 ? heh [23:04]
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mircea_popescu pete_dushenski cool! [23:04]
pete_dushenski the author reqs tipped me over the edge. [23:05]
ThickAsThieves wow listen to thiel [23:05]
assbot Peter Thiel: Bitcoin needs a payment system to work - YouTube [23:05]
pete_dushenski and that crafty little stock issuance model pushed me up the hill! [23:05]
ThickAsThieves Thiel officially has been compromised [23:06]
mircea_popescu ThickAsThieves he's basically saying "paypal isn't dead" [23:06]
mircea_popescu he's stuck doing it, no ? his thing. [23:06]
ThickAsThieves he goes past that [23:06]
mircea_popescu well if anyone does a transcription i'll skim it [23:06]
ThickAsThieves saying bitcoin is hard to transact and only good for illegal stuff [23:06]
mircea_popescu but im not listening to thiel drone. [23:06]
mircea_popescu ThickAsThieves teh party line change identified last week solidifies eh ? [23:07]
mircea_popescu hehehe [23:07]
ThickAsThieves it's total fudpropaganda [23:07]
Apocalyptic ThickAsThieves, so basically what clueless people have been saying for years now ? [23:07]
ThickAsThieves it's like watching a politician lie [23:07]
ThickAsThieves i guess that's exactly what it is [23:07]
mircea_popescu Apocalyptic now we know that they HAVE in fact been defeated, oct 5th [23:08]
mircea_popescu and it smarts. [23:08]
mircea_popescu << never 4get! [23:08]
assbot This is how much I rule (today) pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. [23:08]
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ThickAsThieves bitcoin up $100 since, thanks! [23:08]
mircea_popescu anyway, anyone with serious long term btc plans better get your criminal suits ready [23:08]
mircea_popescu looks like we *will* be killing people before this is over. [23:09]
penguirker New blog post: [23:10]
ThickAsThieves now with more new! [23:10]
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Apocalyptic ;;seen pankkake [23:10]
gribble pankkake was last seen in #bitcoin-assets 1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, 27 minutes, and 11 seconds ago: here is 0.000195. [23:10]
mircea_popescu !up xinxi [23:10]
-assbot- You voiced xinxi for 30 minutes. [23:10]
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asciilifeform mircea_popescu: you really thought they'd surrender, just like that ? [23:10]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 37900 @ 0.00074148 = 28.1021 BTC [-] {2} [23:11]
mircea_popescu i didn't think anything tbh. [23:11]
mircea_popescu people get their chances, they use them or not, fuck i care. [23:11]
mircea_popescu anyway, from what i recall and from everything i've read, illegal periods are the best part of any revolution. i imagine they'll be loads of fun for the reaction just as much. [23:12]
punkman kakobrekla: tried bigger update didn't see any errors [23:12]
mircea_popescu certainly stalin had a better time of it in the 1914s than in the 1954s [23:12]
xinxi ;;eauth wangxinxi [23:14]
gribble Request successful for user wangxinxi, hostmask xinxi!8984fa09@gateway/web/freenode/ip. Get your encrypted OTP from [23:14]
kakobrekla fml 1 per second is no good. [23:14]
mircea_popescu xinxi are you the guy that did the chinese version of anjiecast's article by any chance ? [23:14]
xinxi ;;everify freenode:#bitcoin-otc:475b46ba59f944113e1beb804513bdb6c01c4eb89cf8c8e1cde797d8 [23:15]
gribble You are now authenticated for user wangxinxi with key 331894345B459329 [23:15]
punkman uploaded new version, hopefully sexy colors don't break your term [23:15]
kakobrekla it indeed is sexy. [23:16]
xinxi which article are you talking about? [23:16]
mircea_popescu !s [23:16]
assbot 3 results for '' : [23:16]
mircea_popescu hm weird. [23:16]
mircea_popescu let me dig for a second [23:16]
mircea_popescu < there we go [23:17]
assbot Logged on 11-10-2014 02:49:02; mircea_popescu: ;;later tell princessnell check it out, you're big in china [23:17]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2412 @ 0.00074093 = 1.7871 BTC [-] [23:17]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: anyway, anyone with serious long term btc plans better get your criminal suits ready << pinstripes ok? [23:17]
mircea_popescu im not even sure what the fashion is, this time around [23:18]
mircea_popescu best check with our insider designer fashionistas i guess ? [23:18]
pete_dushenski i think double-breasted is coming back [23:18]
pete_dushenski just trimmer now [23:18]
xinxi no I am not that guy. but i am just curious how you know i am chinese. [23:19]
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BingoBoingo mircea_popescu: anyway, anyone with serious long term btc plans better get your criminal suits ready << pinstripes ok? << I'll probably just break out the old Party Toga from College. [23:19]
pete_dushenski xinxi: haha um… your name? [23:19]
mircea_popescu xinxi * xinxi (8984fa09@gateway/web/freenode/ip. has joined #bitcoin-assets ? [23:19]
ThickAsThieves just wear black [23:19]
ThickAsThieves all that really matters [23:20]
mircea_popescu i dun like black so much. [23:20]
ThickAsThieves well youre in ba [23:20]
xinxi ok. you guys are good at this. [23:20]
xinxi the article is good. [23:21]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: oct 5th never 4get! << but i thought sept 26 was your day? [23:21]
pete_dushenski two in two weeks might be a bit much! [23:21]
mircea_popescu pete_dushenski as time goes by i keep acumulating days it seems [23:21]
BingoBoingo just wear black << Party today is basically just black oil cloth with some sort of gold fabric for the sash. Definitely heavier than togas worn by those three times my weight [23:21]
xinxi do you trade here? [23:22]
mircea_popescu ;;rate xinxi 1 Guy's Chinese, what more can you ask for. [23:22]
pete_dushenski xinxi: which article? [23:22]
gribble Error: User doesn't exist in the Rating or GPG databases. User must be GPG-registered to receive ratings. [23:22]
mircea_popescu ;;rate wangxinxi 1 Guy's Chinese, what more can you ask for. [23:22]
gribble Rating entry successful. Your rating of 1 for user wangxinxi has been recorded. [23:22]
mircea_popescu xinxi now you can self-voice. pm assbot !up after you identified with gribble. [23:22]
xinxi great. thanks [23:22]
mircea_popescu %d [23:23]
atcbot [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 1878190.93 Est. Next Diff: 318823.44 in 234 blocks (#46368) Est. % Change: -83.02 [23:23]
mircea_popescu two hundred, good god. [23:23]
Apocalyptic this feels like a decade [23:23]
mircea_popescu X-Rob excuse me sir, which week is this ? 5th ? 6th ? [23:23]
mircea_popescu BingoBoingo you recall ? [23:23]
X-Rob I honestly have no idea [23:23]
BingoBoingo mircea_popescu: I'll check statements [23:23]
X-Rob and I'm in the middle of a bastard CVE at the moment [23:23]
kakobrekla punkman yeah no need to prolong the sleep, it now actually is 200 per 120s. [23:24]
xinxi ;;gettrust wangxinxi [23:24]
mircea_popescu X-Rob aite, no worries. [23:24]
gribble Currently authenticated from hostmask wangxinxi!8984fa09@gateway/web/freenode/ip. Trust relationship from user wangxinxi to user wangxinxi: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 0 via 0 connections. Graph: | WoT data: | Rated since: Mon Oct 13 16:19:46 2014 [23:24]
ThickAsThieves hey we bumped into the guy that fucked up the atc diff, in another chan [23:24]
ThickAsThieves railzand [23:24]
mircea_popescu xinxi it's cached so give it like an hour to propagate ? [23:24]
X-Rob ThickAsThieves: yeeeeessss... [23:24]
mircea_popescu ThickAsThieves he was here, it's captured on trilema. [23:24]
kakobrekla (before it was 100 per 120 for some known but retarded reason) [23:24]
ThickAsThieves oh [23:24]
mircea_popescu kakobrekla as per carlin's "ways to keep programmers on their toes" : announce 120, implement 100. that should hold them for about half an hour. [23:25]
kakobrekla :) [23:25]
BingoBoingo mircea_popescu, X-Rob: Going by trading statements... This seems like week 9 [23:25]
mircea_popescu ;;gettrust assbot wangxinxi [23:25]
gribble Currently authenticated from hostmask wangxinxi!8984fa09@gateway/web/freenode/ip. Trust relationship from user assbot to user wangxinxi: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 1 via 1 connections. Graph: | WoT data: | Rated since: Mon Oct 13 16:19:46 2014 [23:25]
X-Rob BingoBoingo: Awesome! [23:25]
mircea_popescu there you go. [23:25]
mircea_popescu BingoBoingo o so he's finally off the hook ? god damed! [23:26]
X-Rob Heh [23:26]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: anyway, from what i recall and from everything i've read, illegal periods are the best part of any revolution. i imagine they'll be loads of fun for the reaction just as much. << [23:26]
assbot Stewie: Oh, goody - Reaction GIFs [23:26]
mircea_popescu just as i was enjoying the deal ;/ [23:26]
X-Rob I'm happy to hang around, mircea_popescu [23:26]
BingoBoingo mircea_popescu: Well you could always sign him again. [23:26]
xinxi I need to go to sleep now. It's 4:24 am here. [23:26]
xinxi ttyl [23:26]
BingoBoingo Keep his hash in friendly hands for the next diff drop. [23:27]
mircea_popescu wow check it out, they still sleep in china. [23:27]
pete_dushenski xinxi: cheers [23:27]
xinxi cheer [23:27]
xinxi cheers [23:27]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: from 4:30-6:00am... [23:27]
mircea_popescu BingoBoingo yeah ima going to try and make him give me moar for less seeing how the estimated difficulty increase never materialised! [23:27]
xinxi I sleep in Singapore [23:27]
mircea_popescu 0.21 next round X-Rob ? :D [23:27]
asciilifeform from we-hate-laptops-dept. news: it is well known that you can only buy lcd panels with 6-bit colour channels now. the latest ones look just like cheap newsprint when the dithering (e.g. gray screenfull) kicks in. [23:27]
X-Rob mircea_popescu: Mmmmm. Sounds plausible. I won't turn anything off. [23:28]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform yeah srsly, the terminal suffers so! [23:28]
X-Rob you've still got this week anyway [23:28]
X-Rob and for the next couple of weeks I'm in the US. [23:28]
mircea_popescu yup ima pay you now and we can talk about it once you're free [23:28]
mircea_popescu laters! [23:28]
asciilifeform but interestingly, only some people can see it (showed it to one fellow, he could, other - not) [23:29]
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mircea_popescu yeah vision in human is widely variant [23:29]
mircea_popescu better classifier than skin tone actually. [23:30]
pete_dushenski asciilifeform: so no macbook pro retina? ;) [23:30]
BingoBoingo but interestingly, only some people can see it (showed it to one fellow, he could, other - not) << colorbliness being incredibly common is super open secret sort of disabilitit [23:30]
ThickAsThieves yeah sound slike you need a macbook [23:30]
penguirker New blog post: [23:30]
asciilifeform ThickAsThieves: apple ships 6-bit only for several years now. [23:30]
BingoBoingo yeah sound slike you need a macbook << Macintosh portable seems like better value proposition [23:30]
ThickAsThieves really? then i guess you need to carry an imac around [23:31]
asciilifeform ThickAsThieves: no, seriously - apple -only- ships 6-bit panels. in all products. since '08 or so. [23:31]
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asciilifeform ThickAsThieves: because, afaik, that is the only kind being produced. anywhere. [23:32]
pete_dushenski BingoBoingo: Macintosh portable seems like better value proposition << my mom had one of these when i was young. she used to take it on business trips to russia. [23:34]
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BingoBoingo pete_dushenski: Best value proposition though is Ti-89 [23:34]
pete_dushenski can't really irc with one... [23:35]
BingoBoingo Why not? Has serial connection [23:35]
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pete_dushenski hm. i guess so. [23:36]
pete_dushenski or this: [23:37]
assbot TI-Nspire CX CAS - Math. Science. Algebraic Precision. All on One Handheld. by Texas Instruments - US and Canada [23:37]
danielpbarron still got my ti-89; that was my favorite toy in school / used it in non-math classes instead of paying attention [23:37]
BingoBoingo STFU, need color computer. You need color go outside. Find girl and take on date. Much color there. Computer just needs === True [23:38]
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BingoBoingo pete_dushenski: The nspire uses Arm turd [23:38]
pete_dushenski BingoBoingo: til [23:39]
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danielpbarron i like color terminal; i color nicknames based on WoT rating [23:42]
bounce value proposition for what? [23:43]
BingoBoingo Calculating missile routes. [23:44]
bounce how about a hp50g then? [23:44]
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BingoBoingo Sounds interesting [23:46]
danielpbarron i wonder if i can get any of the freetalklive derps to join -assets / been tweeting at them for a while now [23:47]
BingoBoingo Who are they? [23:47]
danielpbarron they think they are in Bitcoin and are on over 100 radio stations in the US [23:47]
BingoBoingo Ah [23:48]
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danielpbarron not sure if they are government plants or just really naive [23:51]
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BingoBoingo danielpbarron: Well you have to consider the idiots who write us off for suggesting Hearn or Gavin could be coopted and have interest agaisnt Bitcoin. [23:56]
pete_dushenski asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: in exactly the same place as the goats growing recombinant butyrylcholinesterase (antidote+prophylactic against organophosphate poisoning, $30k+ a dose at current production methods) << steepish. but is one dose enough? [23:56]
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BingoBoingo pete_dushenski: For obolacare, one is never enough [23:56]
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pete_dushenski sure. but goats are presumably for private parties only, neh? [23:57]
pete_dushenski the politburo types... [23:57]
danielpbarron BingoBoingo, one of them wants to write me off for suggesting that altcoins are not a thing, and another outright bashed bitcoin in favor of whatever scamcoin of the month he fancies [23:58]
BingoBoingo danielpbarron: Ah so these are warrior forum sorts. Also know as the Glen Beck will say anything so long as it keeps Goldline happy. [23:59]
* assbot gives voice to devthedev [23:59]
BingoBoingo pete_dushenski: Maybe? [23:59]
devthedev danielpbarron: freetalklive? [23:59]
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