Forum logs for 19 Nov 2015

Sunday, 24 November, Year 11 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu
mircea_popescu my penis is 12 inches long, fits vaginas up to 11.624 inches ! [00:00]
mircea_popescu 11.6238 actually, to stay in ranges. [00:00]
asciilifeform though this is not an abuse if the 45,000 is a measured qty while the 50 is a postulated one [00:00]
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mircea_popescu i admit to being a theoreitcal physicist. [00:01]
asciilifeform e.g., '101.1234 g of hcn poisons up to 500 wolverines' [00:01]
mircea_popescu this notwithstanding, i did spend SOME time in the lab [00:01]
mircea_popescu at no point have i measured a ,000. ever, in my life. [00:01]
* asciilifeform has [00:01]
mircea_popescu more power to you. [00:02]
mircea_popescu 45kw of it. [00:02]
asciilifeform had an analytical balance sold for use with diamonds and rare earths [00:02]
asciilifeform ($30k, iirc) [00:02]
asciilifeform 8 places. [00:02]
* asciilifeform idly pictures it in its most likely current use: as a doorstop [00:02]
mircea_popescu the finest tolerance motors i know of are in the 0.0x% range of consumption. [00:03]
asciilifeform typically motor used in, e.g., fine robotics, has optical encoder (think mouse wheel) [00:03]
asciilifeform rather than a particularly precisely-wound coil [00:03]
mircea_popescu ie, rated for 10 mA, does 10.007 or some shit [00:03]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 46956 @ 0.00051491 = 24.1781 BTC [+] {2} [00:04]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: the most likely scenario is that a monkey lifted the nums straight from a datasheet. [00:05]
asciilifeform which, in turn, was arrived at in much the same way [00:05]
asciilifeform down to some nether space where elephants stand atop of giant turtles. [00:05]
mircea_popescu well, seeing how they were supposed to deliver in 2014, the more likely scenario is that this was someone's future kickstarter. [00:05]
asciilifeform aha. [00:06]
mircea_popescu the cluj museum of geology's analytical balance, ftr, to be used with their 4.1 carat yellow diamond, is actually all mechanical. made in like, 1920. [00:06]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: we had one of these. stood in the library [00:06]
asciilifeform still worked great [00:06]
mircea_popescu pretty spiffy thing. yah. [00:06]
asciilifeform the kind with the glass doors [00:06]
asciilifeform it was a thing of beauty [00:06]
mircea_popescu aha. [00:06]
mircea_popescu very nice workmanship. [00:06]
asciilifeform like clock [00:07]
* asciilifeform always wanted just such [00:07]
mircea_popescu anyway. i dun see how weighing past 3-4 digits is even meaningful in atmosphere. [00:07]
asciilifeform it sat in a sealed cabinet [00:07]
asciilifeform and yes, could measure a flask of water evaporating at stp [00:08]
mircea_popescu how'd you get things in ? [00:08]
asciilifeform it wasn't a hermetic seal, but rather a kind of inverted glass beaker with very small hole for the robopipette [00:09]
mircea_popescu i was rooting for a very small ecluse [00:09]
asciilifeform l0l [00:09]
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mircea_popescu !up Cristina_ [00:10]
-assbot- You voiced Cristina_ for 30 minutes. [00:10]
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mircea_popescu in some ways she reminds me of indian candy. how's life treating ya Cristina_ ? [00:10]
Cristina_ up! [00:10]
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assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12500 @ 0.00051827 = 6.4784 BTC [+] [00:11]
mircea_popescu !up birdman_ [00:12]
-assbot- You voiced birdman_ for 30 minutes. [00:12]
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asciilifeform mircea_popescu: thing was as seen on left hand of the photo in this link - [00:12]
assbot Mettler Toledo Balance Scale Kit Tecan Gravimetric Calibration QC Analytical Lab | eBay ... ( ) [00:12]
* asciilifeform observes how 'cheap' now [00:13]
asciilifeform i had it installed to make the machine auto-calibrating (afaik to this day no such thing is offered by the original vendor, or anybody else. but no one wanted it.) [00:14]
mircea_popescu <<< how a "modern" page looks. [00:14]
assbot dpaste: 3N2HHHT ... ( ) [00:14]
asciilifeform ick [00:14]
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asciilifeform kinda funny usg story - 30k balance? no prob. but when i asked for 20kg of Pb brick for pedestal, so it wouldn't wander at 4th dec place when the lifts went up & down in the hallway - they never happened [00:17]
asciilifeform because... not in the catalogue ! [00:17]
asciilifeform and how dare you. [00:17]
asciilifeform etc [00:17]
mircea_popescu yup. it's a thing, very ideologically dedicated. [00:20]
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assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 112350 @ 0.00051874 = 58.2804 BTC [+] {5} [00:34]
asciilifeform not sure if 'ideology' is the right word [00:36]
asciilifeform would've been familiar to a clerk under peter I [00:36]
asciilifeform 'fill out the form' [00:36]
asciilifeform the strange, imho, part, is that ~outside~ of these constraints - buy from catalogue, or else wait most of a year (i got the motherfucking lisp machine, yes) - can do pretty much whatever [00:37]
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asciilifeform (because the commonplace, sane constraint of being economically +ev - isn't there) [00:38]
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BingoBoingo From the mines: " [00:44]
BingoBoingo So Dr. Oz did a segment about the "dark web" today and an image like this was part of the imagery describing the dangerous stuff going on there: Nothing about the drug trade, scams, hacking, killing for hire, etc. The real reason for the existence of the dark web is "bullying" and fat shaming." [00:44]
assbot SLiMG - Upload and Share ... ( ) [00:44]
asciilifeform 'content not found' [00:44]
asciilifeform << this ? [00:45]
assbot ... ( ) [00:45]
BingoBoingo Ah, that. I must have fucked up the copypasta [00:46]
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deedbot- [BitBet Bets Bets] 1.40000000 BTC on 'No' - Federal Reserve will raise interest rate at December FOMC meeting - [00:55]
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assbot Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014 | Armstrong Economics ... ( ) [01:37]
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mircea_popescu what "killing for hire" [02:46]
BingoBoingo Andreas [02:46]
mircea_popescu must be great to inhabit reality-free world. as alf says, the commonplace, sane constraint of being economically +ev - isn't there. [02:47]
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BingoBoingo Fuck even neutral ev is rare [02:49]
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assbot ... ( ) [03:16]
BingoBoingo So qntra's down but there seems to be a law enforcement crackdown on the reddit clearnet markets. "btc is not the future anymore it's really becoming the only option." [03:18]
assbot [Source] Gear Heros payment method rant : Steroidsourcetalk ... ( ) [03:18]
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punkman BingoBoingo: what's "major mg player"? [03:39]
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davout salut les assetophiles [06:50]
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jurov hi davout [07:47]
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jurov we know refined sugar and other white stuff is evil, but last night I was horrified to see how: [07:55]
davout jurov: tl;dr? [07:56]
jurov sorry it's scanned...asciilifeform what ocr do you use? [07:56]
jurov tl;dr: it corrupted every civilization that touched it, back since crusades [07:57]
davout sugar is eval, better switch to cocaine amirite [07:57]
jurov i enjoyed the tidbit about coca-cola being a criminal organization since 120 y ago (as decreed by US judge, it got largely ignored) [07:58]
davout evil* [07:58]
davout well, eval is also evil [07:58]
jurov and not diabetes, but psychical disorders and other problems are correlated with refined sugar/white flour/white rice intake [07:59]
jurov *but also [07:59]
jurov dude has new age/yin/yang slant but most information is sourced [07:59]
jurov basically, capitalism is fueled by sugar addiction, instead of removing sugar we "invent" cures that can be sold - again this is known but to what degree and how long ago it started! [08:02]
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adlai ~10kya. agriculture lets the greedy algorithm compound upon itself [08:03]
jurov adlai read it. asians who ate brown rice were completely fine. until the "invention" of white rice [08:04]
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adlai it's a rather inevitable progression, the only sure way to avoid it is to learn from those who didn't [08:04]
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jurov it also got me sceptic about other addictives, like easy credit... we can avoid it individually, mirea can even have his hangings... but barring planetary catastrophe [08:05]
jurov the civilization will just get addicted to more and more stuff [08:05]
adlai too much money, too much sucrose... so we blaze across the petri dish, gobbling up agar until we smack into plastic [08:07]
jurov and then invent expensive 'solutions' to side effects [08:07]
jurov i more deeply comprehended why mircea disdains "progress",it's eloquently explained there [08:09]
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adlai i'm not sure the thing being fueled here is capitalism. i want to say consumerism, but it seems more towards consumptionism, packaged and sold to the consumer as consumerism [08:13]
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jurov adlai it's the addiction that enables accumulation of capital and its use in business [10:09]
jurov societies where wars are fought on honor instead of satisfying the cravings don't need it, also they scarcely need to manage "delayed consumption" so much [10:11]
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kakobrekla i have been using xylitol instead of the usual sugars lately and i am still kicking [10:56]
mircea_popescu < and capitalism ? [11:00]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 10:55:29; jurov: and not diabetes, but psychical disorders and other problems are correlated with refined sugar/white flour/white rice intake [11:00]
mircea_popescu o shit, check it out, next line down. [11:01]
mircea_popescu how do i do these things. [11:01]
mircea_popescu << until what ? what would you say is the stable solution here ? [11:02]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 11:02:11; jurov: the civilization will just get addicted to more and more stuff [11:02]
mircea_popescu even if you're not a fan of the foundation of rome/end of thebes mythology, even if you don't particularly enjoy the jewish sodomah/gomorrah stories, what do you think would be the stable solution here ? [11:02]
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adlai if satoshi cuts down an entire forest to print out leaflets, but nobody reads the whitepaper, did he still make sound money? [11:39]
deedbot- [BitBet Bets Bets] 3.00000000 BTC on 'No' - Cardano to Ship in 2015 - [11:41]
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asciilifeform << uncle joe !! [11:57]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 06:12:53; punkman: [11:57]
mircea_popescu no, no, allow me to give you a grandiose anecdote to go with that! so, mp spends 6-700 euro to get new servers at which is supposedly the flagship of the entire "offshore hosting" "industry". in exchange for which payment, the following conversation ensues : [11:58]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 11:05:17; jurov: i more deeply comprehended why mircea disdains "progress",it's eloquently explained there [11:58]
assbot dpaste: 1HP9QY2 ... ( ) [11:58]
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mircea_popescu so now tell me a little more about ddos and basic bojums and whatnot. [11:59]
mircea_popescu the simple point of fact is that the kids are idiots. not some of them. all of them. the class arrives already thrown, and nobody can be arsed to put their foot down/ [11:59]
mircea_popescu so they just hire the scum, and hope and pray. and hey, if the customers are displeased what ever the fuck, it's "best business practices", ie, "all the other shops intown are hiring from the same group of perambulating monkeys. you want these shoes or not ?" [12:00]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: how come 'Russia is no good. What else you got' ? [12:00]
mircea_popescu what ddos ? what anything ? [12:00]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform elemetary i was going to turn down his first babble. [12:00]
mircea_popescu you ever been in a negotiation before ? [12:00]
asciilifeform sure. was wondering if this. [12:00]
mircea_popescu yes, this. [12:00]
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asciilifeform reads almost like a comic caricature of orc sales, where you bid on a pig, and get offered old stinking rat, 'same!!1111' [12:01]
* asciilifeform begins to grasp what mircea_popescu was trying to hammer into his thick head the other day. [12:02]
mircea_popescu no dude, let me quote from eulora chan : [12:02]
mircea_popescu incidentally mircea_popescu is that Eulora poster available in some format that can be easily printed? guess it can't hurt to get some copies pinned around the uni campus here [12:02]
mircea_popescu where is here ? [12:02]
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mircea_popescu uk, reading uni [12:02]
mircea_popescu [12:02]
mircea_popescu Title: Discover the University of Reading - study, live and socialise at one of the top 1% universities in the world University of Reading (at [12:02]
mircea_popescu DianaComan have you met any of these brave young fellows populating reading ? [12:02]
mircea_popescu the only thing i'd pay them to do is slit their own throats. [12:02]
mircea_popescu save isis the trouble. [12:02]
mircea_popescu updated prices and some new inventory [12:02]
mircea_popescu or, if you prefer the alternative formulation, [12:02]
mircea_popescu Title: #Eulora log for Monday, 2015-11-09 (at [12:02]
mircea_popescu btw lobbes could it read the log line instead of the page title ? [12:02]
mircea_popescu heh, I have some coming to me to figure out some Maths really - about 50% run after a few lessons complaining that it is too hard and I'm happy with that [12:02]
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assbot #Eulora log for Monday, 2015-11-09 ... ( ) [12:03]
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mircea_popescu so, yeah. the herd has won through the age old tactic of "we'll just stick together". because you thought that unions and "collective acton" was good. [12:04]
mircea_popescu it's not good. it's not even ok. it is HORRIBLE. [12:04]
mircea_popescu it makes the world a shittier place. [12:04]
asciilifeform << we have this pestilence. in the maths dept of $uni, there is a gigantic wall of leaflets for 'tutoring' flyers, and half of all the phd candidate folks pay their rent this way: helping victims of usa 'schooling' fail more slowly [12:04]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 14:59:25; mircea_popescu: heh, I have some coming to me to figure out some Maths really - about 50% run after a few lessons complaining that it is too hard and I'm happy with that [12:04]
mircea_popescu soon enough they unionize themselves out of class, then they show up for jobs and "force" the "evil capitalist" to you know, hire them to randi zuckerberg all over the office. [12:05]
mircea_popescu helping my foot. [12:05]
mircea_popescu it's dumb-dumb : the phds pay the rents, the scum gets to keep the pretense going [12:05]
asciilifeform prolongs the agony [12:05]
asciilifeform sorta like american 'medicine' [12:05]
asciilifeform the 'unionize out of class' thing is horrifyingly real. in usa we have a custom of 'grade on a curve' [12:08]
asciilifeform where literally this happens. [12:08]
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asciilifeform 'Some data centers in Ukraine had a raid this week and we dont receive the information in time to set the offers out of stock.' << any idea if this is true ? [12:09]
mircea_popescu exactly. so what happens next ? a) they show up for work and b) the only work they can do is star in movies, where unfortunate thirld worlders suffer the horrible fate of having their ancestral knowledge passed down at great expense that "white man good, you scum" married to the fact that deep down in his entrails he feels like this is a great thing! [12:10]
mircea_popescu and so now you have the whole planet poisoned. [12:10]
asciilifeform not entirely off subj, >> i've begun to suspect that most u.s. folk who know about the police looting are ~in favour~. thinkaboutit: they have no assets to steal. ergo 'those bloody kulaks deserve'. [12:16]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 04:33:59; punkman: [12:16]
asciilifeform what can a cop take from the typical american, other than anal virginity ? [12:16]
mircea_popescu obviously. [12:16]
mircea_popescu russia redux. [12:16]
asciilifeform (his mortgage? his cc bill ? college debt ?) [12:16]
punkman the car [12:17]
asciilifeform punkman: the car is typically either an old rust bucket or deeply creditatronic [12:17]
mircea_popescu this myth that usians own cars is laughable. [12:18]
asciilifeform the linked article mentioned cops searching pockets and taking as little as 100 usd. and this was meant to provoke outrage, but typical reader quite likely went 'what kind of monster walks around with 100 bill' [12:19]
mircea_popescu how many usians under 35 own a car ? [12:19]
mircea_popescu their budget is < 500 bucks, which barely buys a bike. [12:19]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: many, but the car is typically a museum piece [12:19]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform amusingly, EVERYONE in argentina. non 100 bills carry a 5% discount here. [12:19]
punkman can they seize leased car? [12:19]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 20350 @ 0.00052291 = 10.6412 BTC [+] {2} [12:19]
mircea_popescu they can but the lease co gets it back, fines you. [12:20]
asciilifeform punkman: just as a mortgaged house - sure. but then all the victim gets is just another debt collector after him [12:20]
asciilifeform not quite same as losing actual asset [12:20]
thestringpuller mircea_popescu: so what's eta on qntra? [12:21]
punkman maybe 3 weeks? [12:21]
assbot Ripoff Report | Complaint Review Internet: 1157288 ... ( ) [12:21]
mircea_popescu all etas now upgraded to "basic bojum" level. [12:21]
mircea_popescu punkman that site is a known blackmail op. [12:21]
mircea_popescu iirc there was one on bitbet there too. [12:21]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 83850 @ 0.00052052 = 43.6456 BTC [-] {2} [12:21]
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punkman "We dont receive any answer so we have temp. shutdown the VPS. The VPS would be unblocked after the wrong Review is deleted." [12:23]
punkman let's see if they ask you take log down [12:23]
mircea_popescu the despicable, miserable, filthy truth in here [12:24]
mircea_popescu is that i actually make money with these stupid shits. [12:24]
mircea_popescu like that's what i want from life ;/ [12:24]
asciilifeform 'They just resell servers from various other datacenters but appear as if they have their own hardware' << this may well be true. very common scamatron, arse-mouth system. [12:24]
mircea_popescu i have no idea why this would be a discovery or anythning. this is the business. [12:25]
mircea_popescu what the fuck would you expect them do, build dcs ? [12:26]
mircea_popescu "this shoe shop just resells shoes from various shoe outlets" [12:26]
mircea_popescu REALLY ?!?!?! [12:26]
mircea_popescu i thought they shat the shoes out! [12:26]
asciilifeform 'only the ancients could build temples, all we know how to do is take shits in'em' [12:26]
mircea_popescu no but seriously, this is the job, what. [12:26]
asciilifeform somebody, somewhere actually runs dc [12:27]
punkman could also read as "they pretend they have own hardware" [12:27]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform not anymore than "Someone somewhere actually runs hydro plant". [12:27]
kakobrekla if you dont controll the building , you dont control the server [12:27]
asciilifeform for some reason i am reminded of 'farmer's market' sc4mz0rz who load up on monsanto garbage at the big box shop and then resell 'organic tomatoez!!111' to chumpers [12:27]
mircea_popescu they run the technical side, marketing has got to be wholesaled out. [12:28]
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mircea_popescu punkman in practical terms ownership of capital goods is very messy. you think gm owns the equipment in gm plant ? as what, outright ? mno. [12:28]
mircea_popescu whether they bought their own box and colocated it, or rented a precolocated one from dc is a very fine point. [12:29]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 25350 @ 0.0005234 = 13.2682 BTC [+] {4} [12:29]
mircea_popescu for one thing, most everyone works with a list of dc approved suppliers anyway. [12:29]
asciilifeform unlike a hydro plant, a dc is this thing that, at its practical minimum, costs what maybe 2 or 3 passenger buses do. serious corps run their own. most of my past employers had their critical infrastructure in some variant of own, non-leveraged in-house dc [12:29]
mircea_popescu this is a red herring. [12:30]
mircea_popescu you're looking at about 1.5bn investment to make a competitive one. [12:30]
asciilifeform they weren't nuke-proof, no. but they ~were~ 'oops, i'm an orc and forgot to pay the bills at the place i secretly resell you'-proof. [12:30]
mircea_popescu sure, could also retrofit your garage. so ? [12:30]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform ANYTHING would be proof that. anything. just as long as done by human. [12:30]
kakobrekla its like having money in the bank? is it your bank? no? its not your money. [12:31]
mircea_popescu kakobrekla do you own the building you live in ? [12:32]
kakobrekla my wot does. [12:32]
mircea_popescu this is very good, patrimonially. the drawback however is, it's very bad, sartorially. [12:32]
adlai < logception [12:32]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 14:59:18; mircea_popescu: or, if you prefer the alternative formulation, [12:32]
mircea_popescu it just means you don't get out enough. [12:32]
mircea_popescu that's the bitch here. there is no closed form solution. [12:33]
asciilifeform aha, the good old meatwot problem [12:33]
asciilifeform meatwotty enough and you're a peasant working the soil [12:33]
asciilifeform the soil of the beloved motherland, aha, but peasant. [12:33]
mircea_popescu the very thing of being a merchant is, that you enter into deals. [12:34]
kakobrekla i dont pay for it. [12:34]
mircea_popescu "i don't own the boat but the merchandise within" [12:34]
asciilifeform and closed-form solutions are scarce in our universe, i hear they live in another one where platonic triangles fuck platonic circles [12:34]
mircea_popescu that's how commerce works. unavoidably, and to great benefit. [12:34]
asciilifeform when works [12:35]
asciilifeform when breaks ? [12:35]
asciilifeform suddenly it's 1000 ad and you gotta own the castle again, and the staff [12:35]
mircea_popescu burn the orcs, rape their women, stgart over. [12:36]
mircea_popescu what, you think the redskins got exterminated because people hated niggers ? [12:36]
* adlai thought platonic circles fucked abbottic lines [12:36]
mircea_popescu you think i'm speaking of westardian genocide + mass rape cause overactive imagination ? [12:36]
mircea_popescu historical necessities, brother. [12:36]
punkman speaking of boats, "Prices to move a 40-foot container from Rotterdam to Shanghai drop to $300" [12:37]
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mircea_popescu and then it will be 200, and then 100, and then you simply won't be able to get a container there. at all. [12:38]
asciilifeform what moves ~from~ rotterdam to shanghai ? [12:39]
asciilifeform gurlz? [12:39]
mircea_popescu you'll just get "tech support" at maersk [12:39]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform warheads. [12:39]
mircea_popescu believe it or not there still is some west tecvh they've not fully disassembled yet. [12:39]
mircea_popescu chinese hobby. [12:39]
mircea_popescu you'd fit right in! [12:39]
asciilifeform aha, just gotta paint meself yellow [12:39]
punkman and in chinoturkic orc news [12:40]
asciilifeform iirc cn still runs hydrazine rockets a la su circa 1965. [12:40]
assbot Report: 17 Killed in Chinese Counter-Terrorism Raid ... ( ) [12:40]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform you'd be surprised. [12:41]
asciilifeform punkman: i bust my gut from the lulz re: how when cn deals with its vermin there is neverending whine re: 'cruel oppressive dictatorial bootz!11111' [12:41]
mircea_popescu in other scientistic news, [12:41]
assbot Quarter of men believe they have 'man periods' ... ( ) [12:41]
asciilifeform wut [12:41]
asciilifeform '5pc of respondents even reported suffering from "menstrual cramps"' << this has gotta be a gag [12:42]
mircea_popescu unlike what, exactly ? [12:42]
mircea_popescu what the fuck isn't a fucking gag. [12:42]
BingoBoingo BingoBoingo: what's "major mg player"? << A "MoneyGram" agent [12:42]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: 'do not believe those who say 'all the world is shit.' for there also exists piss.' -- my grandfather [12:43]
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pete_dushenski << have kulak, will problem. [12:48]
assbot Tesla Model S problem with the police - YouTube ... ( ) [12:48]
BingoBoingo so now tell me a little more about ddos and basic bojums and whatnot. << Fuck there isn't even a business of datacenter [12:48]
pete_dushenski "officer, those bad people put CHILDREN in their car's TRUNK!" [12:48]
pete_dushenski (tesla model s has two rear-facing 'jump' seats) [12:49]
pete_dushenski (complete with 5-point racing harnesses) [12:50]
mircea_popescu BingoBoingo and understand, we're not even talking "server" aka 10 bux a month. or "cheap vps". or even dedicated. we're talking guy who walks in, orders 3 boxes, pays cash. and there they sit babbling. [12:50]
pete_dushenski tesla copied mercedes w123/w124, obviously [12:51]
pete_dushenski << tesla 'jump' seats, for kulak children up to age ~9. [12:52]
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asciilifeform ;;later tell jurov << i don't actually ocr my scans, ever. [12:53]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 10:52:57; jurov: sorry it's scanned...asciilifeform what ocr do you use? [12:53]
gribble The operation succeeded. [12:53]
mircea_popescu in other news, trilema is back on, believe it or not. [12:53]
pete_dushenski 'The seat is only suitable for children greater than 37 inches tall, weighing between 35 and 77 pounds' [12:53]
asciilifeform holy shit [12:53]
asciilifeform nsa gave it back ?!! [12:53]
pete_dushenski hoorah ! [12:53]
mircea_popescu in a sec ima recount the story of this [12:54]
asciilifeform right after you put on a new tape bobbin & back up, no ? [12:54]
BingoBoingo BingoBoingo and understand, we're not even talking "server" aka 10 bux a month. or "cheap vps". or even dedicated. we're talking guy who walks in, orders 3 boxes, pays cash. and there they sit babbling. << I know seriously what the fuck is these people's allergy to money [12:54]
punkman << might interest you [12:54]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 10:52:57; jurov: sorry it's scanned...asciilifeform what ocr do you use? [12:54]
assbot jflesch/paperwork · GitHub ... ( ) [12:54]
punkman also, is there anything other than tesseract? [12:54]
asciilifeform only thing i ever really tried was t [12:55]
asciilifeform problem is that ocr is not so hot for maths [12:55]
asciilifeform or just about anything technical [12:55]
pete_dushenski << i thought this sorta said it all. [12:55]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 14:54:55; mircea_popescu: no, no, allow me to give you a grandiose anecdote to go with that! so, mp spends 6-700 euro to get new servers at which is supposedly the flagship of the entire "offshore hosting" "industry". in exchange for which payment, the following conversation ensues : [12:55]
punkman asciilifeform: even if not for reading, still handy for grepping [12:56]
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asciilifeform punkman: aha, i had the doug lenat scans OCR'd on some weird proprietary shitware [12:57]
asciilifeform sorta worked [12:57]
asciilifeform (for grepping) [12:57]
pete_dushenski << sad sounding farmer's markets. must be an american thing. or non-breadbasketlandia thing. [12:58]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 15:24:00; asciilifeform: for some reason i am reminded of 'farmer's market' sc4mz0rz who load up on monsanto garbage at the big box shop and then resell 'organic tomatoez!!111' to chumpers [12:58]
asciilifeform pete_dushenski: it isn't sop by any means. but happens occasionally. [12:58]
pete_dushenski the joys of 'unregulated' markets [12:59]
punkman pete_dushenski: not same profits to be made around here, but people do try to pass of shitty imports as local produce [12:59]
asciilifeform iirc cazalla had a tale about chinese strawberries in australia [12:59]
asciilifeform re: same [13:00]
mircea_popescu ok so. the story, after what was it, 4 days downtime, once the dude finally came back, is, and i quote, "ok I fixed it. give it about 20 minutes". whereupon at my inquiry trhat what was wrong wit hit ?! the response came that "it was turned off for some reason". [13:00]
mircea_popescu fancy that! [13:00]
pete_dushenski accidents happen ! [13:00]
asciilifeform l0l looks like mr plug puller from phuctor finally found his way there [13:00]
mircea_popescu meanwhile, i could confirm the story that there've been a bunch of stolen servers all through ukr / poland / baltics, "opperation [13:00]
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mircea_popescu "operation we're losing relevancy storm" or whatever. [13:01]
pete_dushenski "operation pushing wet noodle up hill" [13:01]
* kakobrekla gets meat, eggs, many fruits and most veggies straight from source [13:01]
kakobrekla could also get milk but i dont use it that much. [13:01]
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asciilifeform ^ this is sop and it is how they typically bust 1,001 'tor onion' boxes after popping ~one~ [13:01]
asciilifeform walk in and cart off whole dc [13:01]
pete_dushenski kakobrekla: same here, save milk, for which the raw unpasteurised variety is de facto illegal here [13:02]
kakobrekla legal here. [13:02]
kakobrekla which reminds me, i might get some to try to make kefir at home [13:03]
* pete_dushenski sat in on 'public health' court hearing re: raw milk consumption off 'farm land' [13:03]
kakobrekla i used to get invited to slaughtering, attended once. [13:03]
pete_dushenski some german priestish dude defending the 'rights' of some moo-eyed folks who at the time i took for unrepentant hippies [13:04]
pete_dushenski government denied 'rights' in the end. raw milk cannot be taken off of farm it was produced [13:04]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform get a load of this : boxen weren't rebooted. [13:05]
pete_dushenski kakobrekla: what sound does a kefir make as it dies ? [13:05]
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kakobrekla "pssst" ? [13:05]
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asciilifeform mircea_popescu: wai wut ?!! [13:06]
asciilifeform unplugged but running on internal reactors, or what. [13:06]
* mircea_popescu has accidentally kefir, throuygh leaving the milk out overnight. it turned, was quite good. [13:06]
kakobrekla thats just sour milk, which is great, but for kefir you need them grains. [13:07]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform well, whatg, someone is good enough to make it appear continuous while at the same time inept enough to give 4 days' worth of gestapo click tone ? [13:07]
mircea_popescu kakobrekla aok. ianae. [13:07]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: most plausible, from the story thus far, is that the switch got yanked [13:08]
mircea_popescu who and why the fuck would steal a switch. [13:08]
asciilifeform and how many days' worth of gestapo click tone did phuctor get. [13:08]
mircea_popescu anyway, i'm not even'd for today. [13:09]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: botched installation of mitm crapola. [13:09]
mircea_popescu for days ?! [13:10]
mircea_popescu wtf, trilema is http! whart mitm ? [13:10]
mircea_popescu it's called "relaying". [13:10]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: they have this obsession with 'logging ips' [13:11]
asciilifeform (and planting 'ferret cannon') [13:11]
mircea_popescu !s ferret cannon [13:11]
assbot 0 results for 'ferret cannon' : [13:11]
asciilifeform l0l, mostly vanished from google [13:12]
asciilifeform was the official usg/leaked term for their db of browser exploits and automated sprayer for same [13:12]
asciilifeform aka 'foxacid' iirc [13:13]
asciilifeform (if the names are nonsensical, complain to hitler, not me) [13:13]
mircea_popescu "This cost-benefit analysis doesn't end at successful exploitation. According to Snowden, the TAO—that’s Tailored Access Operations—operators running the FOXACID system have a detailed flowchart, with tons of rules about when to stop. If something doesn't work, stop. If they detect a PSP, a personal security product, stop. If anything goes weird, stop. This is how the NSA avoids detection, and also how it takes m [13:13]
mircea_popescu id-level computer operators and turn them into what they call "cyberwarriors." It's not that they're skilled hackers, it's that the procedures do the work for them." [13:13]
mircea_popescu herp. nsa can't hire either. [13:13]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 148118 @ 0.00050951 = 75.4676 BTC [-] {4} [13:13]
mircea_popescu the difference being that nsa has nothing worth doing. [13:13]
asciilifeform hey they're burglars, not soldiers [13:14]
asciilifeform and the 0days are typically worth far more than whatever crapola is being stolen at any given time [13:14]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform english words don'\t denote anymore. they aspire. [13:15]
asciilifeform not even certain that anybody, outside of hitler's general staff, 'aspires' [13:15]
asciilifeform instead they show up and warm the chair, collect cheque [13:15]
mircea_popescu [13:17]
assbot Ferret Cannon - Niftypedia - Wikia ... ( ) [13:17]
mircea_popescu let the logs reflect. [13:17]
mircea_popescu << the hope is that this point is overstated. [13:23]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 13:06:00; jurov: adlai it's the addiction that enables accumulation of capital and its use in business [13:23]
mircea_popescu specifically, that there are two kids of people : the addicts, who aren't people, and the actual people. [13:23]
mircea_popescu or in the words of the old guard sicilians, "sell the dope to the niggers, they're animals anyway" [13:24]
pete_dushenski << why not have price go back over $1k per container ? why have no freight industry at all after price crash and shucking off of excess capacity and firms who can't handle dumping ? [13:25]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 15:35:04; mircea_popescu: and then it will be 200, and then 100, and then you simply won't be able to get a container there. at all. [13:25]
mircea_popescu you don;'t understand how the world works. [13:25]
pete_dushenski no shit. i'm not 70 yo. [13:26]
BingoBoingo pete_dushenski: It's alright at 90 you'll start forgetting again [13:26]
mircea_popescu lol [13:27]
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pete_dushenski [13:27]
assbot Logged on 26-07-2015 17:19:54; thestringpuller: pete_dushenski: Contravex got Circle of Life stuck in my head. [13:27]
pete_dushenski round and round we go ! [13:27]
mircea_popescu are you complaining about your own blog to yourself ?! [13:28]
pete_dushenski lmao [13:28]
pete_dushenski thestringpuller's quote. not mine. [13:28]
pete_dushenski i wish i was talented enough to 'incept' myself [13:29]
pete_dushenski or forgetful enough [13:29]
mircea_popescu by 90... [13:29]
* pete_dushenski can't imagine a blog with 75 years of content [13:29]
pete_dushenski mind boggling [13:30]
BingoBoingo Oh pete started blawging at 25? [13:31]
pete_dushenski 22. but that was on old 'car blog' for the first 5-6 years. [13:33]
pete_dushenski << started in '08 [13:34]
assbot A retrospective on six years in the car blogosphere | Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski ... ( ) [13:34]
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BingoBoingo Ah, I though pete_dushenski was going to make me feel really old there. [13:35]
pete_dushenski << for anyone who wants to test efficacy of their emergency gasmask. [13:38]
assbot Obama and Bill Simmons: The GQ Interview | GQ ... ( ) [13:38]
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pete_dushenski "It’s an alpha-male trick—put someone off-balance, flatter them and bust their chops at the same time. A few minutes later, he was grabbing control of the interview with measured responses, knowing that he didn’t have to perform without cameras or podcast equipment. And so he took his time. And it worked. I mean, how do you interrupt the most powerful man on earth? It felt like the way Federer repeatedly j [13:39]
pete_dushenski umped Novak Djokovic’s second serve in the 2015 U.S. Open Final—a savvy trick to disrupt someone’s flow, a seemingly harmless way to gain an edge. It’s what the great competitors do." [13:39]
jurov no stable solution in sight. still,there are always dreams like installation of chip to "fix" "disordered" reward neural pathways to keep the bezzle going [13:39]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 13:58:26; mircea_popescu: << until what ? what would you say is the stable solution here ? [13:39]
mircea_popescu either that or "chosen nation" emerges, butchers pharaoh. [13:40]
jurov look what happened to jews or anyone when they touched sugar [13:40]
jurov that's the whole point [13:40]
pete_dushenski inb4 moses_popescu parts the red data centre [13:40]
jurov they may have butchered, but quickly succumbed to same [13:41]
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mircea_popescu lol [13:43]
BingoBoingo look what happened to jews or anyone when they touched sugar << They heard there was honey over there, went native and chased it [13:44]
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pete_dushenski and dipped apple slices in it [13:45]
BingoBoingo For maximum beetus [13:49]
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BingoBoingo This is why some Jewish groups support the whole SJW/SEW thing, because they believe that in his old age Moses transcended to the Mayo Gender and was healthy at all his sizes. Even his terminal one. [13:51]
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jurov heh [13:54]
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pete_dushenski the vast majority of jooz are seriously braindamaged. tikkun olam is the original papering over of differences between people. as if looking the other way will finally allow the jooz to 'integrate' because standing out for your successfulness is awkward and shameworthy or something. [13:56]
pete_dushenski it's most self-loathing, i figure. [13:56]
jurov honey comes complete with other nutrients needed to burn it, unlike refined sugar. hence it does not cause such "hunger" for more [13:56]
asciilifeform pete_dushenski: this goes way back. [13:57]
mircea_popescu it also comes with built in child protection. [13:57]
BingoBoingo straight glucose from monsanto burns just fine. Marathon runners consume gelled satches of it which they litter their ritual grounds with. [13:57]
BingoBoingo *satchets [13:57]
jurov rly, they do binge on it? [13:59]
BingoBoingo jurov: They do during races. [13:59]
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jurov *only* [13:59]
BingoBoingo Sugar+water+gelling agent+chemical flavor also from monsanto [14:00]
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BingoBoingo Occasionally flavor from Mallinkrodt [14:00]
jurov so, marathon runner during race is fine example of median modern homo sapiens. oooookay [14:00]
BingoBoingo Well, seriously look at all they work they do to justify their addiction [14:01]
pete_dushenski asciilifeform: to the very first tangent out of circular egypt, presumably [14:01]
BingoBoingo They are just in denial and keep justifying their addict brain to themselves [14:01]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: 'it' is the honey or the jews ? [14:01]
punkman nothing wrong with a bit of sugar. if you are going to binge on sugar, you will also binge on honey. [14:01]
asciilifeform << lulzy [14:01]
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mircea_popescu obama ? alpha male ? [14:02]
mircea_popescu what the fuck is this nonsense. [14:02]
asciilifeform neutrino male [14:02]
kakobrekla jurov honey still gets converted into fat it you dont burn it quickly [14:02]
mircea_popescu since when droning bureaucrat droning on because too petrified of shutting up is "powerful" in any sense ? [14:02]
pete_dushenski asciilifeform: wheat power [14:02]
mircea_popescu jesus, all the wasted spin. [14:02]
mircea_popescu dear "the press" : no matter what pig lipstick you try to put on the current iteration of hruschev, he's still uncomfortable wearing shoes. [14:03]
jurov punkman, kakobkrekla honey contains multitude of vitamins and other stuff that helps to digest it [14:03]
jurov when you take sugar, body has to take it out of somewhere else [14:03]
kakobrekla 'krekla'? come on, is not that bad. [14:04]
jurov and damages itself and you feel hungry [14:04]
BingoBoingo jurov: I mean the marathon runner is so far in the throes of addiction he will shave his nipples off with synthetic fabric to justify his high [14:04]
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punkman jurov: what I don't put other food in my sugar? I just scoop it out the box? [14:04]
jurov yes, like in the morning [14:04]
mircea_popescu mircea_popescu: 'it' is the honey or the jews ? << the honey. feed it to infant, watch infant become really quiet./ [14:04]
BingoBoingo dat botulism [14:04]
pete_dushenski lol my thought exactly [14:04]
pete_dushenski << band-aids on nips are a thing. [14:05]
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kakobrekla anyway, i recommend to anyone who is interested in the sugary topic, to look up xylitol [14:05]
jurov i don't say honey diet is not dangerous. just you don't feel so starved [14:05]
kakobrekla a sugar that is actually good for your teeth. yes, not a joke. [14:05]
kakobrekla among other things. [14:06]
pete_dushenski xylitol = dentist recommended, yes. [14:06]
punkman also fun [14:06]
assbot Synsepalum dulcificum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( ) [14:06]
BingoBoingo among other things. << Like dog/cat/generalcarnivore poison [14:07]
kakobrekla yes, lucky im not a dog. [14:07]
jurov well, some dentist recommend fluorine, too. which is rather suspicious. [14:07]
asciilifeform the other thing that these faux sugars won't do, is, [14:07]
asciilifeform running your brain. [14:07]
kakobrekla yes, xylitol wont spike your blood with sugar. [14:07]
kakobrekla will release slowly. [14:07]
asciilifeform two-edged sword, this. [14:08]
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kakobrekla but if all suger would be used for brain activity, this world would be a different place. [14:08]
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asciilifeform brain demands glucose. [14:08]
asciilifeform where it comes from, is another matter [14:08]
kakobrekla most people eat every day but never think. [14:09]
kakobrekla eat sugar [14:09]
asciilifeform see also the meth thread [14:09]
jurov we have enzymes to convert misc stuff to glucose, but they need plenty of vitamines to work [14:09]
mircea_popescu most people eat every day but never think. << newton's 4th law of thermodumbnamycs. [14:10]
jurov if *they* aren't supplied, then it goes havoc [14:10]
asciilifeform [14:10]
assbot Logged on 25-08-2014 03:08:03; asciilifeform: busy as a bee << funny that they show an idiot sow scrubbing, and not, e.g, paul erdos crapping out theorems [14:10]
asciilifeform an idiot with sugar, meth, bulldozer, or computer, is a higher-powered idiot [14:11]
asciilifeform a non-idiot - higher-powered non-idiot. [14:11]
jurov btw, another funny point from $book: lung cancer is correlated to... sugar in cigarettes [14:11]
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jurov if tobacco is dried slowly, it loses natural sugar and it's fine to smoke [14:11]
mircea_popescu next you're gonna say samuel clemens smoke ten cigars a day for seventy years and all it did was to preserve him [14:12]
mircea_popescu like salami. [14:12]
jurov but obv, it's not dones lowly, and they even add sugar [14:12]
jurov whch burns nastily [14:12]
BingoBoingo related [14:12]
asciilifeform BingoBoingo: the ghost of alt.tasteless pines for you [14:13]
BingoBoingo asciilifeform: Seriously [14:14]
asciilifeform y'know, the place where i found 'the spittoon' [14:14]
mircea_popescu well... the hopeful moral in there is that the man STREUGGLES to eat the damned mcflurries [14:14]
mircea_popescu so all is well in tardworld. [14:14]
asciilifeform STREUGGLES to eat the damned mcflurries << Ohne Kampf kein Sieg (tm) (r) [14:15]
asciilifeform ('without struggle, no victory') [14:16]
trinque remote host certainly did not close the deedbot connection... [14:17]
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pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: most people eat every day but never think. << newton's 4th law of thermodumbnamycs. << "We thought . . ." "That's what the turkey thought! Think less and you'll be better off." (tm) (comrade solzhenitsyn) [14:19]
asciilifeform pete_dushenski: the history of the saying 'the turkey also thought...' is possibly interesting [14:20]
pete_dushenski conversation followed gulag prisoners voluntarily giving up tobacco, bacon, tea, sugar, money, etc to 'staff' in exchange for 'receipt', never to see it again [14:20]
asciilifeform the full version is 'turkey also thought, but ended in the soup anyway' [14:20]
pete_dushenski turkey also thought butcher was his friend. until thanksgiving came. [14:21]
pete_dushenski butcher fed turkey every day for years, reinforcing friendly sentiment [14:22]
asciilifeform the anecdote is that once upon a time, a peasant was selling a turkey, a rarity at the time; and that he knew that a parrot sells for 15 talers, he asked for 30, given as 'turkey is twice the size.' buyer asked, 'but parrot can talk, can your bird?' peasant replied: 'doesn't talk, but thinks 2x as much' [14:22]
pete_dushenski l0l [14:22]
trinque lol [14:22]
trinque simultanelol [14:22]
jurov heh [14:23]
asciilifeform butcher was his friend. until thanksgiving came << h. c. andersen had same story, at some length elaborated, but with a pig and christmas [14:23]
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pete_dushenski 'taschen' [14:25]
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asciilifeform pete_dushenski: hardbound illustrated hca << getting son started on 'little matchgirl' et al early ? [14:29]
mircea_popescu trinque huh ? [14:30]
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trinque mircea_popescu: could just be freenode being a pain. I notice that deedbot- will say on this end that "Remote host closed the connection" and on the deedbot- end that he looks like he was disconnected by the server. [14:32]
mircea_popescu imo the VERY best story of thanksgiving friends is made by pretty much the only thing worth the mention culturally to come out of the bit of romania currently stranded as an "independent state" because russians. [14:32]
pete_dushenski asciilifeform: you know it ! [14:32]
mircea_popescu here it is : [14:32]
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trinque I've got a common lisp version of the bot baking which phf helped on, handles all this much better. [14:32]
mircea_popescu but generally their (planeta moldova) work should be pretty hysterical to a russian speaker with ro knowledge [14:33]
mircea_popescu as it is vice-versa. [14:33]
asciilifeform l0l i think i saw this one! [14:33]
pete_dushenski #bitcoin-lispettes [14:34]
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jurov ‘‘Red mercury has a red color, and there is mercury that has the color of dark blood,’’ he said. [14:37]
jurov ‘‘And there is green mercury, which is used for sexual enhancement, and silver mercury is used for medical purposes. The most expensive type is called Blood of the Slaves, which is the darkest type. Magicians use it to summon jinni.’’ [14:37]
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asciilifeform !s red mercury [14:37]
assbot 0 results for 'red mercury' : [14:37]
asciilifeform could've sworn we did a length thread re: this philosopher's stone in 2013 [14:37]
asciilifeform *lengthy [14:37]
jurov yes. but this is so funny [14:38]
jurov "Identifying such cheats was easy, the smugglers said, because real red mercury is attracted to gold but repelled by garlic." [14:38]
kakobrekla irc is a pain. you would not believe what idiocies i had put in assbot to keep it as stable as it is. [14:38]
asciilifeform and these are the folks mircea_popescu tells us are the alternative to decaying west. [14:38]
asciilifeform run moar jihadcrypt (tm) (r) on winblowz, take more gps selfies, eat moar redmercury... [14:39]
asciilifeform i forget, does magical red mercury convert goats to houri prior to fucking ? [14:40]
jurov it does everything [14:40]
asciilifeform and what is the required dose. [14:40]
jurov ‘‘It is not only about getting the red mercury,’’ he said. ‘‘The very small box needs special equipment to open it, and special reactors to work with it. If you open this box, a radius of eight kilometers around you will be destroyed.’’ [14:40]
asciilifeform 'Another time, a French jihadist hired him to find a Turkish domestic cat; Syrian cats, it seemed, were not the friendly sort.' << l0l!! [14:41]
kakobrekla trinque is that lisp bot going to be decoupled? [14:41]
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jurov "Russians safeguarding the stock late in the Cold War cached tiny reservoirs of red mercury in sewing machines and radios bound for export" ahahahaha [14:43]
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asciilifeform '‘‘Specific machines,’’ he said, ‘‘with a butterfly logo on them.’’ He said he knew this from experience because the red mercury used in the jihadists’ chlorine experiment in Ras al-Ain had come from his grandmother’s machine.' << l0lzy [14:50]
asciilifeform 'In southern Africa, it has cost lives. According to a regional and especially cruel variation of the legend, the substance is found in conventional military munitions, particularly land mines, there to be claimed by anyone daring enough to take them apart and extract the goods.' << brilliant and ought to be encouraged [14:53]
asciilifeform and how come nobody ever placed small qty of gold or other valuable into mines ? [14:53]
asciilifeform let'em ~attract~ idiots instead of leaving matters to chance [14:53]
pete_dushenski even place large quantity of gold in land mines. hell, make the land mines ~entirely~ out of gold. not like the yellow stuff has any better uses. [15:03]
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pete_dushenski << california water reservoir levels. [15:06]
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asciilifeform pete_dushenski: and watering lawns is mandatory there. [15:07]
pete_dushenski << [15:07]
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assbot Islamic State says 'Schweppes bomb' used to bring down Russian plane [15:07]
pete_dushenski sorta like molotov, but fizzier [15:07]
asciilifeform pete_dushenski: [15:07]
assbot Logged on 18-11-2015 18:02:54; ascii_field: pete_dushenski: supposedly isis supposedly released supposed photo of the thing a few hrs ago. [15:08]
asciilifeform ru rags had photo. [15:08]
pete_dushenski well, for teh log readers then [15:08]
asciilifeform one thing i don't get [15:08]
pete_dushenski and not sure it's 'lawns' so much as golf courses that are sucking up cali's water. [15:08]
asciilifeform so, sure, the claim implied by photo is that the can was filled from the bottom [15:09]
asciilifeform but why was it necessary to cut the whole bottom off and glue back? [15:09]
asciilifeform why not one hole ? [15:09]
trinque kakobrekla: yep, same core + services approach [15:09]
mircea_popescu irc is a pain. you would not believe what idiocies i had put in assbot to keep it as stable as it is. << i have a vague idea. [15:09]
* pete_dushenski checks stats : there are 1`151 golf courses in the state of california [15:10]
pete_dushenski average area of ~150 acres each [15:10]
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mircea_popescu "Russians safeguarding the stock late in the Cold War cached tiny reservoirs of red mercury in sewing machines and radios bound for export" ahahahaha <<< there is a very popular east european scam where "german collector" announces he is paying very high sums for "old german sewing machines". [15:11]
asciilifeform and, for that matter, why not fill the can with trotyl, squib, and radio, ~at the bottling plant~ ? [15:11]
asciilifeform (how to break the gaussian contour of the can so radio works, is exercise for the reader) [15:12]
mircea_popescu as in make the can plastic. [15:12]
asciilifeform one variant. [15:12]
pete_dushenski each golf course in california use 400k - 800k gallons of fresh water per day [15:12]
mircea_popescu even place large quantity of gold in land mines. hell, make the land mines ~entirely~ out of gold. not like the yellow stuff has any better uses. <<< this is for sure how i'd be running the vault. [15:13]
mircea_popescu pete_dushenski now check stats on agriculture area. [15:14]
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* pete_dushenski recalls something about 1 litre of fresh water per SINGLE ALMOND in california [15:16]
mircea_popescu and the 800k gallons figure is nonsense. 3.2 cubic meters of water srsly ? 150 acres is what, half a square km ? so you're supposedly doing 4 * 8 * 10^5 * 365 / .5 / 10^6 = 2336mm rainfall a year ? [15:16]
mircea_popescu what exactly survives this deluge, algae ? [15:16]
jurov why it's so unbelievable so much water can evaporate in cali? [15:17]
mircea_popescu you familiar with rainfall levels in teh world ? [15:17]
jurov 2 meters per year is nto so remarkable [15:18]
BingoBoingo Here we had one decimeter of rain over Monday and Tuesday [15:19]
mircea_popescu it's not remarkable for the fucking monsoon season. [15:19]
jurov it's almost one meter/year here. and here's much cooler [15:20]
mircea_popescu where i'm from it's ~500 [15:20]
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mircea_popescu anyway, i guess maybe ? strikes me as fucking insane, but then again i guess that's their point [15:21]
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phf BingoBoingo: tend to involve more typically involve [15:27]
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funkenstein_ it's all gonna be fine in cali golfcourses because now we have schnurloser duschkopfen [15:28]
punkman wait, didn't mp use cubic meter of water per shower. 3 cubic meters of water for golf course sounds reasonable [15:28]
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phf BingoBoingo: has responded to the mass shooting has responded to the mass shooting [15:29]
phf hot off the press [15:29]
BingoBoingo phf: fxd ty [15:30]
adlai also Holland vs Hollande [15:31]
shinohai mircea_popescu keks [15:31]
assbot Zotamedu comments on A "Bitcoin intellectual" has some ideas on how to make it more popular, especially with women ... ( ) [15:31]
BingoBoingo adlai: fxd, though I shouldn't have. If he wanted attention paid to his name he should have opted out of government and identified as a public key. [15:33]
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punkman "There are the things we need to work on to get more women into bitcoin and then the guys will just come as iron dust to a magnet... Porn and cam-shows are good to get some men but they are not enough to form relationships. After all we need a bitcoin women finding a bitcoin man, marry eachother and make a baby. That baby will be born in a bitcoin generation with bitcoin knowledge!" [15:40]
kakobrekla sure ladies, line up here. [15:41]
punkman gabriel_radio will impregnate for free [15:41]
mircea_popescu shinohai summary ? [15:41]
punkman or was that someone else [15:41]
asciilifeform 'Я по радио влюбилась, я по радио женилась, а потом по радио дочка родилась' (tm) (r) (song) [15:41]
jurov gotta ask pete and ben about their bitcoin generation [15:42]
mircea_popescu punkman i am not a plant! [15:42]
mircea_popescu what, they enameled the courses ? [15:42]
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mircea_popescu in other news, touchpad unergonomic. [15:47]
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jurov well this needs purpose-designed peripheral [15:48]
punkman it's called a cockpit [15:48]
punkman [15:49]
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mircea_popescu Peshawar was known in Sanskrit as Puruṣapura (पुरूषपुर), literally meaning "city of men". [15:49]
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shinohai summary: reddit thinks mircea_popescu is little more than misogynist. [15:57]
mircea_popescu me ? [15:58]
mircea_popescu then again i guess it makes sense, reddit's collectively at that enchanted age when kid walks into bedroom unexpectedly, thinks dad's "beating the shit out of mom". because wut is fuck anyway. [15:59]
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ben_vulpes buenos dias [16:33]
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asciilifeform ben_vulpes: tried it? [16:38]
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* punkman was interested in doing complicated gui recently, looked like slim pickings outside Qt [16:42]
asciilifeform there used to be 'wx' but afaik - dead [16:43]
asciilifeform if you want anything like native-looking gui, it's qt with gasmask, or nothing at all [16:43]
punkman yes reading qt docs makes implement-everything-yourself-over-opengl attractive [16:44]
punkman I don't really care about native-looking [16:45]
asciilifeform if it doesn't matter what it looks like, at all, can use the horrendous x11 'athena' widgets [16:46]
asciilifeform as featured in clim. [16:46]
trinque commonqt wasn't a terrible gasmask [16:47]
* trinque used it [16:47]
punkman I'd like to make some peculiar widgets [16:47]
asciilifeform the impedance mismatch between all the idiot crud qt expects (own lists, hashes, etc.) and anything sane, is atrocious [16:47]
trinque gasmask, we were saying [16:47]
trinque but yes, you're just feeling around inside C++ with lisp [16:48]
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asciilifeform may as well go in the opposite direction, embed, e.g., 'tinyscheme', in a cpp turd. [16:48]
* asciilifeform tried this roughly a decade ago, gave up in disgust [16:48]
phf can use for Qt work from common lisp. adds a thin protective layer [16:49]
assbot QTOOLS ... ( ) [16:49]
asciilifeform and say i want to populate a listbox with a lisp list [16:49]
asciilifeform what happens ? [16:50]
asciilifeform oh and 'Smoke' doesn't work [16:50]
punkman any good examples of apps made with mcclim? [16:50]
ben_vulpes asciilifeform: not yet, not likely soon. [16:50]
asciilifeform at least not of a few yrs ago when i last saw [16:50]
asciilifeform motherfucker built on NO machine i could find. [16:50]
trinque nah I've got it all built over here [16:50]
ben_vulpes punkman: climacs sort of works. beirc is one of those 'look i wrote a thing in clim and oop now i'm working for someone else and have no time to maintain it' [16:50]
trinque but can't speak for years ago [16:50]
asciilifeform trinque: neato [16:50]
asciilifeform trinque: post recipe at some point ? [16:51]
trinque just whatever's in current gentoo for qt 4.8 [16:51]
asciilifeform ben_vulpes: last i tried climacs, i barfed from 1) PALPABLE keypress delays 2) athena [16:51]
asciilifeform if i wanted to feel keypress delay, i'd install ms-office. [16:51]
phf punkman: mcclim itself has a handful of examples, but and [16:51]
assbot Climacs - a Common Lisp Emacs implementation ... ( ) [16:51]
assbot The Gsharp interactive score editor ... ( ) [16:51]
trinque legend has it that if you say climacs three times gabriel_laddel appears [16:52]
ben_vulpes climacs [16:52]
ben_vulpes climacs [16:52]
asciilifeform if you say it five time, he... climacses ? [16:52]
trinque lol! [16:52]
phf punkman: it's really experimental technology. ~giant~ multilevel spec, implemented by a handful of enthusiasts. only worthwhile if you're prepared to spend large fraction of your time on improving and debugging the gui code itself. [16:53]
asciilifeform i think the technical term for this, is [16:53]
asciilifeform 'turd' [16:53]
punkman klyemax [16:53]
punkman phf, confirms my suspicions, nobody actually makes apps with it, just masturbation [16:54]
ben_vulpes you call it masturbation, i call it a dalliance with what might have been. [16:55]
phf ^ [16:55]
asciilifeform ben_vulpes: go straight to the symbolics emulator for that [16:55]
asciilifeform (there even is a mac port, i have not tried it) [16:55]
phf punkman: it's a free version of clim, which is a standard. if you're trying to release actual applications on top of climacs your better bet is to buy a lispworks license and use their clim implementation [16:56]
phf *on top of clim [16:56]
ben_vulpes asciilifeform: i, like the fool i am, retain hope of putting lispy gui crud places, and so would rather burn the time hacking through mcclim than running the symbolics vms. [16:57]
phf ( [16:57]
asciilifeform phf: i can't fathom why any sane person would voluntarily use a proprietary compiler today [16:57]
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punkman "intel makes my c++ goes faaaast" [16:59]
phf asciilifeform: i enjoyed working with lispworks team in the past. i don't think it's proprietary in the same sence as msvs or such. you have to buy into a relationship, but once you have a contract with them, they are accommodating. you can ask them for source if you actually want to inspect it for lizard hitler traces and compile it yourself [16:59]
asciilifeform i did this [16:59]
asciilifeform and still wouldn't do it again today. [16:59]
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asciilifeform certainly not for a project with my name attached. [17:00]
phf yeah, i'm leaning that way myself, but i'm not fully convinced yet. i'm for example trying to build sufficient knowledge of cmucl right now, to be able to take full responsibility for the behavior of my deployed system, and it's a ~slow process~. it's handy to have paid professionals assist you [17:01]
phf i wouldn't even attempt to replicate the feat with, say, gcc [17:01]
asciilifeform why cmucl rather than sbcl ? [17:01]
phf the internals are more similar then not, and to fully grok sbcl you have to know cmucl anyway. [17:02]
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asciilifeform i've arrived at the point where i believe any system where any such thing is necessary, to be braindamaged beyond redemption [17:03]
phf also there's less eyes on cmucl, i'm not at all convinced that the politics around sbcl are to my liking, where's cmucl is essentially abandonware. it generates code, it has a nice interpreter, the runtime is smaller, it already has treeshaker, it's got History, etc. [17:03]
* asciilifeform did not know about politics of sbcl [17:04]
asciilifeform phf: care to elaborate ? [17:04]
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phf it's just impressions. i've been looking at a lot of high traction common lisp code (top quicklisp packages) and there's a lot of senseless turd polishing in the past few years. broken interfaces for the sake of "cleanliness", half baked code, needless macros, dependency hell etc. and then you look at the code and it's the same set of aggressive, google employed queergenders. [17:08]
asciilifeform ahahahahahaha [17:09]
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asciilifeform the mistake here is 'there are maggots in this corpse, they killed the poor fella' [17:09]
phf yeah :/ [17:09]
asciilifeform the maggots only come when the corpse is already a corpse. [17:09]
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* ben_vulpes is seeing the rot in webtech takeover of cl [17:13]
phf (read the asdf3 code and ioup or whatever that package is called in your spare time and wheep) [17:13]
ben_vulpes i found a "webserver" recently whose instantiation blocked the REPL. [17:13]
asciilifeform ! [17:13]
ben_vulpes some gevent bullcrap iirc [17:14]
asciilifeform and the thing about tardation is that it is highly contagious [17:14]
ben_vulpes [17:15]
assbot Wookie: An asynchronous HTTP server for Common Lisp | Wookie ... ( ) [17:15]
asciilifeform 'Cl-async has swapped its backend from libevent to libuv. Please see the v0.6.x upgrade guide if you have not already. There are a number of reasons for swapping out libevent: Libuv is more actively maintained......' [17:16]
* asciilifeform stopped reading after that [17:16]
* ben_vulpes has wandered into a 'temple', most of the gems are missing and the walls are covered in graffiti [17:16]
asciilifeform gotta love the let's-embed-moar-weird-c-turds-in-cl folks [17:16]
ben_vulpes there is a local in the corner selling finely sculpted figurines of knuth that appear to be made of poop [17:17]
asciilifeform wut [17:17]
phf oh, that's coconuts, but you still don't want to touch them, since the sanitation no longer works [17:17]
trinque << time to sell common lisp? [17:17]
assbot Logged on 20-03-2015 04:43:54; mircea_popescu: anyway, you know those stories about how rich guy heard the paupers / shoeshine boys discuss stocks and bailed ? [17:17]
trinque was this JP Morgan? [17:18]
asciilifeform trinque: or could stick to writing in actual common lisp [17:18]
asciilifeform as in, what's in guy steele's 'common lisp the language' 2nd ed. [17:18]
asciilifeform and the ansi standard. [17:19]
trinque sure sure, was a joke [17:19]
asciilifeform for n00bz: it is an actual standard. as in, it will be possible to run code written in 1985 in 2085, should something like a computer still exist, if it adhered to the standard. [17:19]
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phf yeah, can pick up any code from cmu's ai repository and run on modern cl unchanged [17:20]
asciilifeform aha. [17:21]
asciilifeform just one of the many, many benefits of having something where tards are kept OUT [17:21]
phf well, in that respect cmucl is a decent litmus test. every single package that fails to load from quicklisp (named-readtables is the recent offender) turns out to be a turd on a closer inspection [17:23]
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asciilifeform mega-unsurprise [17:23]
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trinque !up whaack [17:25]
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trinque whaack: what do you say you get a bouncer or set your client to not autojoin if you're going to come and go often? [17:25]
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whaack trinque: apologies didn't realize I was spamming. I'll fix my settings. [17:29]
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trinque whaack: thanks! [17:29]
asciilifeform anybody else's therealbitcoin node behaving strangely? [17:31]
asciilifeform socket no message in first 60 seconds, 1 0 [17:32]
asciilifeform disconnecting node [17:32]
asciilifeform accepted connection [17:32]
asciilifeform socket closed [17:32]
asciilifeform disconnecting node [17:32]
asciilifeform accepted connection [17:33]
asciilifeform ... [17:33]
asciilifeform classic blackhole, now that i think about it. [17:33]
asciilifeform nm. [17:33]
jurov something like that happened when i tried it to connect to 0.11 [17:33]
phf i think maybe it's worthwhile to patch the logger so it doesn't report until the client actually does a read/write. if you do a port scan on yourself, will have same effect [17:33]
asciilifeform phf: aha, ditto telnet host 8333 [17:34]
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shinohai asciilifeform: mine kept connecting/disconnecting all night finally shut it down [17:50]
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asciilifeform shinohai: if the 'power-rangerism' continues, these will eventually connect only to each other. [17:51]
punkman "Should you find yourself in a chronically-leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks." [17:52]
shinohai I have only tried connecting to listed nodes on the wiki ... was connecting to mp's node before that Ukranian bs [17:52]
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asciilifeform shinohai: thing is, the protocol has neither crypto nor authentication (and the former is meaningless without the latter) and so neither you nor i have the foggiest notion of what we ACTUALLY connect to. ever. [17:53]
gabriel_laddel you called? [17:53]
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deedbot- [Qntra] Current Bitcoin-XT Incompatible with BIP-65 - [17:55]
trinque gabriel_laddel: good afternoon [17:55]
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phf gabriel_laddel: you should make a bunch of cool masamune screenshots :) [17:55]
gabriel_laddel phf: sort of related - I put together a new McCLIM website with fancy screenshots [17:55]
gabriel_laddel it has yet to go online [17:56]
gabriel_laddel trinque: how goes the move-in? I saw that you're still living with family? [17:56]
phf it needs more "totally not staged doing serious bidness" shots [17:56]
trinque yeah taking it easy, haven't seen them in about two years; I'm in no rush [17:56]
gabriel_laddel phf: for that: video. [17:56]
gabriel_laddel phf: which works fine without slowdown etc [17:57]
gabriel_laddel in other masamune news - I'm working on automating the entire build right now. [17:57]
trinque gabriel_laddel: I've been making excellent use of conkeror for a while now [17:57]
gabriel_laddel trinque: did you ever end up parenscripting it? [17:57]
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trinque nah, I'm not convinced I'd gain anything from that [17:58]
trinque but then, if you already have it's not as though I wouldn't look at it [17:59]
gabriel_laddel I sunk a lot of time into it (and got it working) only to realize that I don't want to javascript no matter how s-expressiony it is. [17:59]
asciilifeform first step on the road to where i am. [18:00]
punkman [18:00]
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gabriel_laddel asciilifeform: lol, I've put off learning ternary specifically so I don't end as one of those "homeless math people". [18:02]
asciilifeform gabriel_laddel: there are worse thing to end up [18:02]
ben_vulpes fed and bored, for one. [18:03]
asciilifeform or richpoor [18:03]
asciilifeform or whatever word describes the sort of chimera i am [18:03]
gabriel_laddel Rather than die of hunger, I'd sooner eat a roast! [18:03]
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ben_vulpes subject of newtardation, is smartparens vile or am i doing it wrong? [18:08]
gabriel_laddel ben_vulpes: I used to use parenscript, but cannot speak to smart parens. [18:09]
asciilifeform 'In smartparens, when you input a pair-able character: the matching pair gets inserted, too, and point is positioned inside the pair:...' << FOR FUCKS SAKE WHY [18:09]
gabriel_laddel CLIMACS (ugh, needs a new name) has "structure editing" facilities, but I've not bound them yet. [18:09]
trinque ben_vulpes: I tend to swing like a monkey on the enclosing characters with evil's % and add/remove them myself [18:10]
BingoBoingo [18:11]
gabriel_laddel asciilifeform: what exactly are you objecting to? [18:11]
gabriel_laddel asciilifeform: e.g., interlisp had a structure editor [18:11]
gabriel_laddel twas nifty from what I've heard [18:11]
ben_vulpes asciilifeform: do you not use paredit? [18:12]
BingoBoingo [18:14]
assbot Female terrorist Hasna Aitboulahcen apparently upset about police assumption. ... ( ) [18:14]
BingoBoingo Three police officials have told the Associated Press that a woman who died in the police raid was Abaaoud's cousin. One said the woman, Hasna Aitboulahcen, is believed to have detonated a suicide vest Wednesday in the building after a brief conversation with police officers. [18:15]
BingoBoingo The official confirmed an audio recording, punctuated by gunshots, in which an officer asks: "Where is your boyfriend?" and she responds angrily: "He's not my boyfriend!" Then loud bangs are heard. [18:15]
gabriel_laddel !s the translator did not miss them, they were not there [18:17]
assbot 0 results for 'the translator did not miss them, they were not there' : [18:17]
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gabriel_laddel ben_vulpes: I said "parenscript" earlier and meant "paredit". Time for coffee. [18:20]
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* adlai doesn't understand why anybody building 'professional' (as in ) tools would even want to use CLIM... maybe he's just a sucker for text [18:28]
assbot Loper OS » Engelbart’s Violin ... ( ) [18:28]
ag3nt_zer0 seems like some pretty dark statistics here... shouldn't "we" be concerned? or am i missing something? [18:29]
assbot The Truth About The Paris Terrorist Attack - YouTube ... ( ) [18:29]
gabriel_laddel adlai: imagine for a moment that you're writing a program which abstracts over a lab instrument's controls and does a visualization of the information it reads. The requirement is that people who use it will be intelligent, but not necessarily programmers. [18:29]
gabriel_laddel They'll need to "export" the data to .csv, in a button press have an email drafted for them with the attached file using data selected using a slider etc [18:30]
gabriel_laddel adlai: if you think computer graphics are in anyway useful -> CLIM. Else, have fun trying to map the notion of a "presentation" to emacs text (see the magit and org-mode sources). [18:32]
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mircea_popescu << today as in 2008, because hey. PROGRE-SS. [19:10]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 19:39:55; asciilifeform: if you want anything like native-looking gui, it's qt with gasmask, or nothing at all [19:10]
mircea_popescu << afaik this is how the dilemma is resolved in any shop that ever tries it. [19:11]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 19:44:35; asciilifeform: may as well go in the opposite direction, embed, e.g., 'tinyscheme', in a cpp turd. [19:11]
asciilifeform tbh there is no sane way of doing it because it is a contradiction in terms - 'sane' and 'os native' together would require... sane os [19:11]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: correct. e.g., 'gimp' [19:11]
mircea_popescu i don't mean hobbist projects, owned and managed by the v ery enthusiast in question. i mean shops. with management [19:12]
asciilifeform and there. scripting engines for games (e.g., 'abuse') [19:12]
mircea_popescu which is why pre-ba, all people i knew that knew what lisp was knew it was "oh, scripting language. pretty nifty." [19:13]
asciilifeform pretty much the only widespread public mention, if you go by 'what's in the bookstore' metric, was autodesk's 'autolisp' [19:13]
mircea_popescu "lua with weird syntax" har har [19:13]
asciilifeform (the ext lang in autocad) [19:13]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 51200 @ 0.00052114 = 26.6824 BTC [+] {5} [19:13]
asciilifeform which is about on par with emacs lisp in terms of 'it is FOREVER 1972 and not in any good sense' [19:13]
mircea_popescu because check it out, once it needed to open up an interface autocad did exactly what gimp did. [19:13]
mircea_popescu har har #2. [19:14]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform odd that the idiot horde can keep SOME things frozen in time. [19:14]
mircea_popescu just so happens none of the things we want it to. [19:14]
asciilifeform actually it is an artifact of the fact that a schoolboy implementing a 'simple lisp' ends up bringing long-solved problems (e.g., 'the funarg problem', 'lisp is interpreted ergo slow', etc) back from the grave [19:15]
asciilifeform without exception. [19:15]
mircea_popescu << so you mean, "open source". [19:15]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 19:47:01; ben_vulpes: punkman: climacs sort of works. beirc is one of those 'look i wrote a thing in clim and oop now i'm working for someone else and have no time to maintain it' [19:15]
asciilifeform open sores. [19:16]
mircea_popescu << is multilevel here meaning something like it does in "multilevel marketing" ? [19:16]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 19:49:28; phf: punkman: it's really experimental technology. ~giant~ multilevel spec, implemented by a handful of enthusiasts. only worthwhile if you're prepared to spend large fraction of your time on improving and debugging the gui code itself. [19:16]
BingoBoingo open sore ass [19:17]
mircea_popescu random lulz : sorana (almost spoken as sore-anna) is a perfectly legit ro name. [19:17]
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mircea_popescu inexplicably, not really popular as working girl working name. for some reason. [19:18]
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asciilifeform generally 'multilevel' in software is kinda like the multiple layers of dodgy wallpaper in a communist flat [19:18]
mircea_popescu << for a moment i thought you were going to say "operating system". [19:19]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 19:50:00; asciilifeform: 'turd' [19:19]
mircea_popescu or you know, gcc. [19:19]
mircea_popescu or... [19:19]
mircea_popescu wait for it... [19:19]
mircea_popescu OPEN SOURCE [19:19]
mircea_popescu << what is this, the 70yo to the next generation ? [19:20]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 19:51:15; ben_vulpes: you call it masturbation, i call it a dalliance with what might have been. [19:20]
BingoBoingo Dietary protein goes monsanto [19:20]
assbot AquAdvantage Salmon Approval Letter and Appendix ... ( ) [19:20]
mircea_popescu " and then you look at the code and it's the same set of aggressive, google employed queergenders." << there's more than one ways to go about fucking over the competition. [19:21]
mircea_popescu i suspect the google hiring of turds a la hearn and a whole raft of others to be specifically intetional. [19:22]
mircea_popescu let bezos headhunt them and die, sort of logic. [19:22]
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mircea_popescu << if you look through the logs, i hit alf/others over the head about 3-4 times with the "you only perceive lisp as so because not yet popular". [19:24]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 20:14:05; trinque: << time to sell common lisp? [19:24]
mircea_popescu they usually faint and lose any memories from the past hour. [19:24]
mircea_popescu << by this criteria it is still possible to fly buran to space! [19:25]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 20:15:45; asciilifeform: for n00bz: it is an actual standard. as in, it will be possible to run code written in 1985 in 2085, should something like a computer still exist, if it adhered to the standard. [19:25]
* trinque will forever imagine soviets riding a vacuum cleaner into space [19:26]
trinque one name good enough for all glorious soviet product [19:26]
mircea_popescu ehehehe [19:27]
mircea_popescu now you know what populared my imagination coupla decades ago. [19:27]
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phf multilevel as in specs out from framebuffer up, rather then single slice, which is what x11 widget libraries are. clim is more like framebuffer+x11+xlib+qt+"a kind of application" [19:30]
BingoBoingo ;;google buran powered dildo [19:30]
gribble Luxury Line of Vibrators, Vibrator Accessories & Sex Toys by OhMiBod: ; The Steam-Powered Vibrator and Other Terrifying Early Sex ...: ; The Bizarre History of the Vibrator: From Cleopatra's Angry Bees to ...: [19:30]
mircea_popescu aha [19:30]
shinohai ;;more [19:31]
gribble Error: You haven't asked me a command; perhaps you want to see someone else's more. To do so, call this command with that person's nick. [19:31]
BingoBoingo ;;more [19:32]
gribble of-the-vibrator-from-cleopatras-angry-bees-to-steam-powered-dildos> [19:32]
mircea_popescu ips should be good enough for everyone [19:36]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 20:49:39; asciilifeform: shinohai: thing is, the protocol has neither crypto nor authentication (and the former is meaningless without the latter) and so neither you nor i have the foggiest notion of what we ACTUALLY connect to. ever. [19:36]
mircea_popescu !!1 [19:36]
shinohai >.> [19:37]
asciilifeform if you're speaking unsigned plaintext, you're speaking to hitler first and only then to the intended destination. [19:38]
asciilifeform if he feels like passing your bits unmolested that day. [19:38]
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asciilifeform << the thing about the two lisps having STANDARDS (commonlisp and scheme) is that the shit ~washes off~ - because the actual language is not open for amendment [19:43]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 22:20:08; mircea_popescu: << if you look through the logs, i hit alf/others over the head about 3-4 times with the "you only perceive lisp as so because not yet popular". [19:43]
asciilifeform and can be used, with some effort, sans any of the attempts at 'improvement' [19:43]
mircea_popescu ahahahahaha [19:43]
mircea_popescu oh let me be back after i've laughed this one. [19:43]
asciilifeform phf was not exaggerating when he wrote that one can take ai lab algos from 1980s and use UNCHANGED [19:44]
* asciilifeform has done this and intends to do in the future [19:44]
asciilifeform but if you want i/o, other than console - you're stuck, aha. [19:44]
asciilifeform write your own i/o. [19:45]
mircea_popescu for the i guess 6th time : [19:45]
mircea_popescu this is only the case for as long as nobody uses it. [19:45]
trinque browser <- standardized to hell and back [19:45]
trinque SQL [19:45]
asciilifeform what's wrong with my pressure hose with which i wash off the 'users' like birdshit from my car ? [19:45]
mircea_popescu once it becomes the c, your flimsy "federalist papers" won't protect you any more than yes, what trinque said. [19:45]
asciilifeform unlike c-on-unix, i can use cl without any libs [19:46]
asciilifeform and get useful work done [19:46]
mircea_popescu i wonder why this is so hard to grasp. [19:46]
asciilifeform but it is true, 'consumer has come to expect' idiot gui etc. [19:46]
asciilifeform possibly because we have differing 'this'es. [19:46]
mircea_popescu we can't. [19:46]
mircea_popescu this is the substance of the misunderstanding. you imagine that if you take a picture of a pile of objects, you now have a SPECIAL pile of objects, that does other things. [19:47]
mircea_popescu this is exactly how 3 yos fall over. [19:47]
asciilifeform let's take concrete system? [19:47]
mircea_popescu it is also how idiot brits/everyone sunk the entire culture of the west after the war : [19:47]
mircea_popescu they took a snapshot of the way educating the young worked, imagined that it's held in place by forces from mythology, and proceeded to "give kids a say" [19:48]
asciilifeform the last time i did serious work in cl, it was to run a set of laboratory machines. the only i/o i needed was rs-232. [19:48]
mircea_popescu because clearly this is a good thing, not like they'll now be more powerful than whatever force is "opressing" them into education. [19:48]
asciilifeform which i implemented using a unix fd callout. [19:48]
mircea_popescu next thing you know teaching hasn't happened in 2o years. wow of wow. [19:48]
asciilifeform other than this - total self-containment [19:48]
asciilifeform as in EVERY MOTHERFUCKING LINE was ansi-compliant cl. [19:48]
mircea_popescu it's as if he reads his own text with a different part of the brain. [19:49]
mircea_popescu yo!\ [19:49]
asciilifeform ..? [19:49]
asciilifeform how was ~my particular pile~ not a counterexample to 'when surrounded, your magic will be powerless' from earlier ? [19:50]
mircea_popescu let's take an imaginary walk together. [19:50]
* asciilifeform takes [19:50]
mircea_popescu so we go into this room, where there's all sorts of furniture. [19:50]
mircea_popescu you snap out your camera, and take a picture of some objects in this room. [19:51]
mircea_popescu this is nice and good. [19:51]
mircea_popescu nevertheless, if i lean on the pile just the right way, whether you took the picture or not, they will fall down. [19:51]
mircea_popescu this happens irrespective of whether they ALSO fell down in your picture or not. [19:51]
asciilifeform this is true for everything in the universe other than software. where a picture IS in effect a second, identical pile [19:52]
asciilifeform the collapse of the original does nothing to my copy. [19:52]
mircea_popescu oh i see, this is true for everthing other than. [19:52]
* mircea_popescu off to ammend the rule, 0 , 1, infitnity MINUS ONE, infinity. [19:52]
mircea_popescu my bad. [19:52]
asciilifeform when mircea_popescu cooked his koran, did bin laden's koran also burn ? [19:52]
asciilifeform ditto software [19:52]
mircea_popescu it did. [19:52]
mircea_popescu when mircea_popescu burned a koran, bin laden's koran also burned. [19:52]
* asciilifeform low on lsd [19:52]
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mircea_popescu why THE FUCK do you suppose they throw a fit ? "because towelheads" ? [19:53]
asciilifeform which monastery do i need to train for 20 years in to understand how this works ? [19:53]
mircea_popescu a 3 yo's head! [19:54]
mircea_popescu you fell through a crack here apparently. [19:54]
trinque the koran is not some book; it's an arrangement of ideas in the world [19:54]
trinque common lisp too [19:54]
trinque I in point of fact cannot use common lisp in the same manner someone might've back whenever [19:54]
trinque maybe never will [19:54]
trinque the standard existing for whatever value of existing doesn't put a symbolics next to my desk [19:55]
asciilifeform trinque: depends what means 'in the same manner.' if you, say, want to be ~employable in it like a 20yo chick was in 1985~ - then no [19:55]
asciilifeform if you want the motherfucking code to execute and return same outputs for same inputs - then yes! [19:55]
BingoBoingo [19:55]
mircea_popescu and yet you write in python. [19:55]
assbot Nematodes And Your Compounds | In the Pipeline ... ( ) [19:55]
asciilifeform i even write in fortran. [19:55]
mircea_popescu anyway, there's nothing wrong with taking pictures, as a memory aid. [19:56]
asciilifeform (which one, incidentally, could do on a symbolics box...) [19:56]
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mircea_popescu but it's fucking insane to expect they work magic. [19:56]
trinque I'm reminded of the idea that whichever fighter jet is not just itself, but the vast complex which sustains it [19:56]
trinque why not ideas as well? [19:56]
mircea_popescu trinque that's why i say "it's as if he reads his own text with a different part of the brain." [19:56]
asciilifeform trinque: if it were no longer physically possible to run the code, i would agree [19:56]
* trinque nods [19:57]
asciilifeform and we may well be approaching this point [19:57]
mircea_popescu random arbitrary measure is irrelevant in this discussion. [19:57]
mircea_popescu maybe it's possible to paint it green. so what if it is. [19:57]
BingoBoingo Also typical reporting [19:57]
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mircea_popescu anyway. the lure of the superman. [19:58]
mircea_popescu in truth and honestly, humanity has produced one single great idea since the beginning, [19:58]
asciilifeform if mircea_popescu is speaking of the ~ecosystem~ (can you get people who will maintain the project? at what cost? where? will they be sane? etc) then everything he said makes sense 100%. [19:58]
mircea_popescu and it goes "wouldn't it be great if.... THIS". [19:58]
mircea_popescu yeah, it would be. [19:58]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform im speaking of the thing. what were you speaking of ? [19:59]
mircea_popescu don't tell me we accidentallied into a public-private corssover where i was discussing public matters and you were recounting your sex life. [19:59]
asciilifeform of whether a lone wolf like gabriel_laddel or yours truly can put a lisp system inside a black box and produce a working widget that solves $problem, just like ancestors could. [19:59]
mircea_popescu ... [20:00]
asciilifeform but in re: ecology, i must not only agree with mircea_popescu, but go further still [20:00]
asciilifeform ... you can't hire folks to write sane, reasonable 'c' either [20:00]
asciilifeform nor just about anything [20:00]
mircea_popescu the problem is not what you call it, but the bizarre notion that there is a switch somewhere. [20:00]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: it is necessary to draw this imaginary line, in order to engineer anything without going mad. sorta like the field lines of faraday. [20:01]
mircea_popescu in the immortal words of that short, brunette scion of the wealthy dreyfuss fambly (hey, almost like the rothschilds, ok ?) "Ohh.. right. Cause if we're dating, what everyone saw was just a beautiful moment between two lovers." [20:01]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu does not personally (per own admission) engineer anything and has the luxury of forgoing the line. [20:01]
mircea_popescu yea, this is the thing with psychic defenses : they are not optional, but necessary. [20:02]
mircea_popescu to stave off going mad. [20:02]
mircea_popescu nevertheless, do not expect they operate IN THE WORLD! [20:02]
asciilifeform going mad is great fun but tends to interfere with paying the bills [20:02]
mircea_popescu obviously. [20:02]
trinque aw come now, I go mad twice daily [20:02]
mircea_popescu yeah but you're not married yet. [20:02]
trinque true enough [20:02]
asciilifeform now it ~is~ possible to engineer something while being at the same time concerned with where the parts to build $item will come from in the year 2115. [20:03]
mircea_popescu anyway, asciilifeform, the objection is not to the "word problem" abstraction cast over the world. it's with the apparent expectation this does something to the world. that's all. [20:03]
asciilifeform (but the result will likely resemble usg's aviation design bureaus circa 1970s) [20:04]
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asciilifeform << l0l, meta-google has the real people ? [20:07]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 22:18:34; mircea_popescu: let bezos headhunt them and die, sort of logic. [20:07]
asciilifeform (does it subcontract for meta-nsa...?) [20:07]
BingoBoingo aw come now, I go mad twice daily << Gotta up the duration and intensity. If you aren't spending at least a week in an insane state you aren't doing it right [20:07]
BingoBoingo ... << l0l, meta-google has the real people ? << Meta Google actually seems to exist [20:08]
BingoBoingo [20:11]
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mircea_popescu it IS the meta-nsa [20:20]
mircea_popescu old jewish discovery - there can only be one. [20:20]
asciilifeform mno it has to be a reservation of 1950-quality human [20:21]
asciilifeform y'know, the folks who pop rsa, plant rf bugs in cpu masks, etc. [20:21]
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asciilifeform and certainly not a gaggle of pederasts in palo alto. [20:22]
deedbot- [Trilema] Eulora auction, Sunday the End Of November! - [20:23]
mircea_popescu OP_HODL [20:23]
mircea_popescu oops [20:23]
asciilifeform wai wut [20:23]
mircea_popescu OP_HODL < always good for a chuckle. [20:23]
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shinohai Shout out to btcdrak who was shilling for OP_HODL a few days back [20:34]
asciilifeform wai wut [20:34]
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* btcdrak *high fives* shinohai [20:35]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform first line [20:36]
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shinohai I wasn't impressed or anything, just ftr [20:36]
asciilifeform Ah! [20:36]
asciilifeform ph0rk?? [20:36]
mircea_popescu << lol. [20:37]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 20:55:55; gabriel_laddel: I sunk a lot of time into it (and got it working) only to realize that I don't want to javascript no matter how s-expressiony it is. [20:37]
btcdrak fun fact: Mike claims there is no consensus for a softfork of BIP65, yet, a week after release of 0.11.2 which has the deploy code in it, 36% of the hashrate has upgraded to the softfork [20:37]
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btcdrak 3 months after release of XT, there 1 block out of 1000 mined. [20:38]
mircea_popescu btcdrak next we're going to follow what the solidcoin guy says ? who's next, atlas ? taaki ? [20:38]
mircea_popescu gimme a break. [20:38]
btcdrak Much lolworthy reading in this thread today about Mike's employment at R3CEV: [20:40]
assbot Mike Hearn now working for R3CV Blockchain Consortium : Bitcoin ... ( ) [20:40]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i suspect the thing with js is like so : it has two eigenstates. js.1 is "well, kinda useful to do some tasks browsewr side". as exemplified by say the trilema text select thing. way cheaper to do that client side than server side. js.2 however is "deploy code you can update yourself". ie, no need to ask people to update it for you. [20:40]
mircea_popescu now, js.1 is how it's sold to users ; but js.2 is why it's appealing to business. and for a long time - really, as long as rsm seemed to have teeth - this appeared to them (understandably) as a required pontoon bridge to have, jic. [20:40]
mircea_popescu i can follow the logic. [20:41]
mircea_popescu ironially, "programmers themselves" play exactly no part in all of this. [20:41]
asciilifeform why would they [20:41]
asciilifeform zey are ooonly foolllowing oorderz [20:41]
mircea_popescu exactly. sort-of like trying to achieve military results by "asking the troops". [20:41]
phf seems like conversation goes back to tomb raiding for books thread. can go and write code according to hyperspec, or vhdl a lispmachine, or whatever, but from b-a perspective the symbolics world of professional men deliberately solving problems with their lisp repl does not exist outside of the log, is superseded by the log. ultimately it's pretty pointless to point at a handful of sources and specs and expect others to share your [20:42]
phf castle in the sky visions. [20:42]
mircea_popescu armies move because of the interplay of production and consumption. talk to the traders. [20:42]
mircea_popescu phf except people on a regular basis DO share others' castles in the sky. it's just that they don't happen to be the very castles people hold most dear. [20:42]
mircea_popescu obviously, one's emotion has no public value. [20:42]
mircea_popescu (this, incidentally, is the aspirational 2nd eigen state for "art", as hoped-for by various [failed, necessarily] artistes throughout the ages.) [20:45]
* asciilifeform does not expect or want anybody to ~move into~ his delusional castle, but enjoys having phriends, incl. a number of the folks here, who occasionally 'drop by for tea' in it [20:45]
asciilifeform the castle of it-is-possible-to-have-a-sanely-designed-computer, for instance [20:46]
mircea_popescu ironically, my foray into bitcoin was started by random guy on the internet [at the time hadn't used irc at all in decade +] insisting i move into his "GPG" castle. [20:46]
mircea_popescu and i was like, wow, srsly ? they got a castle ? [20:46]
mircea_popescu possibly all the trouble since then entirely rests on mp's pathologically complex misunderstanding of what that original guy actually meant.\ [20:47]
mircea_popescu << reminds me of the "fathin", the guy who's only fat in the belly, skinny arms. [20:50]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 20:59:26; asciilifeform: or richpoor [20:50]
asciilifeform aha the grotesque parallel is deliberate [20:50]
mircea_popescu << in this brothel when yo utake off your pants, so does a harlot. [20:50]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 21:05:11; asciilifeform: 'In smartparens, when you input a pair-able character: the matching pair gets inserted, too, and point is positioned inside the pair:...' << FOR FUCKS SAKE WHY [20:50]
mircea_popescu as well as a well built man [20:50]
mircea_popescu and somewhere in the horse, you can hear a distance squeal. [20:51]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform does "Hasna" mean anything in russian ? [20:52]
mircea_popescu romanians took it from turkic, made it be "shittery" [20:52]
asciilifeform nope [20:52]
mircea_popescu ;;google haznaua politica [20:52]
gribble Legea lustratiei - Revista 22: ; mancare | locuri comune: ; Urmările Primului Război Mondial - Wikipedia: [20:52]
BingoBoingo What USia runs on [20:52]
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mircea_popescu << i think this idea was buried cca 1962. [20:55]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 21:26:05; gabriel_laddel: adlai: imagine for a moment that you're writing a program which abstracts over a lab instrument's controls and does a visualization of the information it reads. The requirement is that people who use it will be intelligent, but not necessarily programmers. [20:55]
mircea_popescu mostly because it had been dead so long it was stinking up the place. [20:55]
mircea_popescu the last time someone could be useful in a professional capacity but not a programmer was perhaps 1935 ? [20:56]
mircea_popescu this is like proposing to make a book for "intelligent people that aren't necessarily literate" cca 1215. orly ? [20:56]
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mircea_popescu but speaking of programming, [20:58]
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mircea_popescu first! [21:08]
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BingoBoingo re: see "Yeah no orals this go around unless mid cycle bloods are good then I'm gonna throw in some superdrol for super masturbation 01f60f" [21:25]
assbot Logged on 16-11-2015 04:02:53; mircea_popescu: do they take it with tylenol ? [21:25]
assbot Bloodwork... Don't drink on orals. : steroids ... ( ) [21:25]
BingoBoingo And I thought my drinking was really testing the liver's hitpoints [21:32]
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shinohai dafuq [21:49]
BingoBoingo [21:49]
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BingoBoingo shinohai: You've never seen a powered pepper grinder? [21:53]
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shinohai I have a powered pepper grinder, just not of the drill attachment sort [22:01]
asciilifeform l0l i assumed the cock goes in the right end [22:01]
asciilifeform and the pepper is agitated by the drill chuck [22:02]
shinohai must be 2 1337 4 me [22:03]
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BingoBoingo [22:18]
assbot Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos ... ( ) [22:18]
asciilifeform ok this is lulzy enough to be worth a monologue [22:23]
asciilifeform goes straight to: [22:23]
asciilifeform !s what color are your bits [22:23]
assbot 0 results for 'what color are your bits' : [22:23]
asciilifeform !s color bits [22:23]
assbot 7 results for 'color bits' : [22:23]
asciilifeform !s colour bits [22:23]
assbot 14 results for 'colour bits' : [22:23]
asciilifeform << obligatory megaclassic [22:24]
asciilifeform what can be inferred from BingoBoingo's link is that reuters has bought into some software sc4mz0r's idiocy where there is, presumably, a proggy which claims to distinguish between jpeg that was crapped out by a camera vs one that was downconverted from 'raw' [22:25]
asciilifeform (the latter being a bitwise dump of raw ccd output) [22:26]
asciilifeform 'RAW photos do allow for a greater degree of post-processing flexibility, so based on the new policy, it appears that Reuters found that photos processed from RAWs are more likely to distort the truth.' << as if one could not easily produce whatever jpeg is expected [22:27]
ben_vulpes i thought bitwise dumps went out forever ago. [22:27]
asciilifeform ben_vulpes: not in $maxint dslr land [22:27]
asciilifeform iirc even ipnohe saves 'raw' internally [22:28]
asciilifeform (so that your flash fills faster, and goads you to buy $next phone) [22:28]
ben_vulpes when you say 'latter' do you mean the raw or the jpeg produced by the camera? [22:28]
asciilifeform raw [22:28]
ben_vulpes asciilifeform: aha per [22:29]
assbot Inside Apple's perfectionism machine, adnotated ... ( ) [22:29]
asciilifeform aha [22:29]
asciilifeform precisely as described there [22:29]
ben_vulpes ah, i thought you meant the jpegs were some simple transform from ccd to jpeg [22:29]
asciilifeform mno [22:29]
asciilifeform jpeg is a lossy compress thing [22:29]
ben_vulpes right [22:30]
* ben_vulpes is appropriately shamefaced [22:30]
asciilifeform back to the story, [22:30]
asciilifeform seems like reuters bought into some idiocy where a huckster promised to distinguish one stream of bits, having the correct 'colour' (as in the essay, nothing to do with optics, but politics) from another, identical stream, having undesirable colour. [22:31]
asciilifeform or, alternatively, no one bought into it, but is a cynical fraud with the public as the mark [22:32]
asciilifeform cheap credibility-spray. [22:32]
kakobrekla reality is shit therefore your pics must be shit as well. [22:32]
asciilifeform 'hey, our photos couldn't possibly be doctored, we perform $ritual !!' [22:32]
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asciilifeform BingoBoingo: there could be enough detail here for a qntra piece, if you like. [22:33]
BingoBoingo asciilifeform: I'll likely produce one in the morning. Got some scribbles of directions to wake up to. [22:34]
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asciilifeform ;;later tell mircea_popescu gotta revisit . wondering now if turk 'hazine', which we have as 'казна' -- 'treasury' -- has any relation to your toilet [22:42]
assbot Logged on 19-11-2015 23:48:20; mircea_popescu: asciilifeform does "Hasna" mean anything in russian ? [22:42]
gribble The operation succeeded. [22:42]
mircea_popescu it does. [22:44]
mircea_popescu it's what it means in turkish. [22:44]
asciilifeform there we go! [22:44]
asciilifeform one man's treasure is another's ... [22:44]
mircea_popescu cazna, however, is romanian for... torture. [22:44]
mircea_popescu because lo and behold! romanians invented coke machine before you did. [22:44]
asciilifeform казнь [22:44]
mircea_popescu aok [22:45]
asciilifeform ^ execution, but originally any serious punishment [22:45]
asciilifeform incl. the 3rd degree [22:45]
asciilifeform e.g., казни египетские == Plagues of Egypt (bib.) [22:45]
mircea_popescu it survives in romanian as a flavourful reflexive verb. to belabour oneself. [22:46]
asciilifeform казниться [22:46]
asciilifeform (to punish self, typ. anguish with remorse) [22:47]
asciilifeform reflexive. [22:47]
mircea_popescu i have nfi what that reuters retardation is supposed to be. [22:48]
* asciilifeform proposed a hypothesis, see logz [22:48]
mircea_popescu so if i have footage that's valuable reuters aims not to buy it because of bureaucratic considerations ? [22:48]
mircea_popescu or is this a tacit admission that they don't have any valuable footage anyway. [22:49]
asciilifeform it's a totem [22:49]
asciilifeform faced with perfectly valid accusation of doctored photos (what lizard media mouthpiece hasn't these?) there is, naturally, a ritualistic defence [22:49]
mircea_popescu i guess. [22:50]
asciilifeform i suppose i ought to share the reasoning behind my hypothesis [22:50]
asciilifeform i follow (on and off) academiwanker pubs [22:50]
asciilifeform and the 'distinguish type of camera / detect photoshitting / by jpeg compression artifacts' is a trendy idiocy atm [22:51]
asciilifeform we are seeing the end product of a very particular variety of lysenkotron here [22:51]
mircea_popescu that i know. [22:51]
mircea_popescu seems more likely they want to be able to identify people/cameras , which raw does not allow [22:52]
mircea_popescu (as the processing is usally done in gimp on a linux box) [22:52]
asciilifeform were sold by some huckster 'identify people and cameras' [22:52]
mircea_popescu whereas if done on camera, much less rng, much less variation [22:52]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform you can already fingerprint "smart"phones by the grav detector things [22:52]
asciilifeform only if you're a process running on the thing [22:53]
asciilifeform nothing to do with photo [22:53]
asciilifeform incidentally 'raw' offers trivial fingerprinting, as it carries sensor defects [22:53]
asciilifeform like soviet typewriter fp. [22:53]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform not after it's been put through the blender. [22:53]
asciilifeform no shit [22:53]
asciilifeform as if one could not rasterize jpeg, 'blender', then rejpegize [22:54]
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asciilifeform which is why i believe that we are seeing the product of a theatrical voodoo production, rather than mathematical reasoning (however flawed) [22:55]
mircea_popescu mayhap [22:55]
asciilifeform credibility-spray [22:55]
asciilifeform sorta like merit-spray and security-spray [22:55]
asciilifeform 'we used it and ergo credible so stfu' [22:56]
asciilifeform 'only a terrorist would operate a colour printer without yellow dot watermark, ergo either this page came out of yours, or you are accusing a loyal servant of the crown of terrorism' [22:56]
asciilifeform 'your fp was on this pistol, step this way sir' [22:57]
mircea_popescu heh [22:57]
asciilifeform or, more recently, 'this nmr box proves that the accused has seen this knife before' [22:58]
mircea_popescu lmao [22:58]
asciilifeform all exactly the same scam [22:58]
mircea_popescu all scam are exactly the same scam [22:59]
asciilifeform also has another element, 'due process' [22:59]
asciilifeform 'you got due process, now stfu and sizzle in the electric chair' -- scalia [22:59]
asciilifeform (where? ) [23:00]
assbot Logged on 11-10-2015 20:16:50; asciilifeform: it was, iirc, 'innocence is not a constitutional bar to punishment' [23:00]
mircea_popescu he has a point. [23:00]
asciilifeform of course. [23:00]
asciilifeform just not a point that 'rule of law' folks like to think about, at least publicly [23:01]
mircea_popescu myeah. [23:01]
asciilifeform all usg vermin like to prattle re: how the law has a 'spirit' and the authors have 'intent' ~when it suits them~ [23:02]
asciilifeform but it is also a mechanical thing that 'due processes' you, when likewise suits'em [23:02]
asciilifeform as per mircea_popescu's gold coins article [23:03]
asciilifeform or the one where 'iou' is legal for usg->chump bond repay, but not for chump->usg tax receipt [23:04]
asciilifeform etc. [23:04]
mircea_popescu this is inescapable. [23:06]
mircea_popescu the alternative being cold equations. [23:06]
asciilifeform aha how else! [23:06]
mircea_popescu either you have people in charge or you do not. [23:07]
asciilifeform the scam is not in hitler's ability to 'cut off your lips if he doesn't like your face' but in the ~pretense~ at this strange 'rule of law' fiction [23:08]
asciilifeform the fiction specifically where it is not hitler but a faceless and indestructible (or at least, 'no reasonable person would try to destroy'...) thing that is doing the lip-cutting [23:11]
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asciilifeform see also . [23:11]
assbot Logged on 05-03-2014 02:05:11; asciilifeform: 'american does not believe the man in the uniform to be a bandit, with whom one can come to an understanding. he believes him to be a robot, who must be feared. american law enforcers are able to, by pressing on the keyboard of a multitude of laws and regulations, 'transmute' the most insignificant peccadillo into a monstrous deed. FBI did not need to beat up Monica or toss into her pu [23:11]
mircea_popescu a pretense isn't a scam. it's just a pretense. [23:15]
mircea_popescu (for the curious minds reading logs : the reason innocence CAN NOT, in any system, no matter how devised, ever be a bar to punishment is that innocence is a metaphysical concept, whereas punishment is physical. no matter what happens, the former will have to be processed, which is the name for moving across realms. no matters what happens this process will be lossy.) [23:38]
mircea_popescu at some point the question moves from "whether this man ought to be punished" to "whether this man will be punished". [23:39]
mircea_popescu no gallows can be built on an ought. [23:39]
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