Forum logs for 28 Mar 2015

Sunday, 24 November, Year 11 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu
Adlai #b-a poll: who has found machine learning worth learning, as a human who learns machines their work [00:01]
Adlai (for 19th century vernacular values of the transitive 'learn') [00:02]
asciilifeform balloon << again, gigantic radar (and wind sail) cross-section. [00:04]
mircea_popescu Adlai afaik nobody. [00:06]
Chillum again, already lots of weather balloons out there going in random directions [00:06]
Chillum just blend in [00:06]
Chillum they go to an altitude above aircraft, when they start dropping the self destruct to avoid the airspace [00:07]
asciilifeform for those who insist on balloons, at least study the state of the art: [00:07]
assbot Chicago Boyz » Blog Archive » Fusen Bakudan balloon-bomb ... ( ) [00:07]
Chillum not state of the art. Lighter than air craft are getting very advanced [00:08]
Adlai mircea_popescu: sorry but you're not relevant here; you learn people their work, not machines [00:08]
mircea_popescu actually, my bird wouldn't be a baloon. it'd be a sheet of plastic, basically. this can have zero size if it wants to [00:09]
Adlai not that people aren't machines, but i think that you now know what i means [00:09]
mircea_popescu the question is whether you know what you mean. [00:09]
* Adlai knows what he wants, not what he needs [00:09]
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asciilifeform Chillum: if you're not familiar with the fusen bakudan - it was a very elegant & clever design which exploited facts about high-atmosphere air currents [00:09]
asciilifeform and cost almost nothing [00:09]
mircea_popescu is this the thing that dropped japanese glass beads ? [00:10]
asciilifeform dropped thermite and hexagen [00:10]
asciilifeform clockwork released, depending on time, sandbags or payload bomblets [00:11]
decimation < balloon with useful payload [00:11]
assbot Google's Balloon Internet Experiment, One Year Later | WIRED ... ( ) [00:11]
asciilifeform [00:12]
assbot ... ( ) [00:12]
nubbins` [00:15]
assbot What is the point of the "tamper evident" sticker on the Mycellium entropy devices? - YouTube ... ( ) [00:15]
nubbins` my sides. [00:15]
nubbins` for those who don't watch: guy removes device from package w/o damaging tamper evident sticker [00:16]
asciilifeform l0l [00:16]
asciilifeform i would also add that the 'uncopyability' of hologram is greatly exaggerated. [00:17]
asciilifeform esp. if you have them made at somebody else's press [00:17]
nubbins` [00:17]
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Chillum asciilifeform: and it did next to zero damage [00:18]
Chillum tamper evident sticker will only stop a casual attacker, not one with resources [00:19]
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Chillum ie a state actor [00:19]
decimation ^ which is why the device must be inspectible/audit-able by user [00:20]
Adlai some of the devices shipped with teh sticker glued to the wrong side [00:20]
nubbins` ha [00:20]
asciilifeform Chillum: for a hypothetical smuggler, balloon only needs to land within range of cell tower and connect for a few seconds, send enciphered coords [00:20]
Chillum If you want to make sure the government has not tampered with a package, put some weed in there. If the weed is still there they probably did not look lol [00:20]
Adlai ie sticker covering the hinges of the plastic casing, rather than the clasp [00:20]
mircea_popescu you can trivially make tamper evident stickers that aren't fixable with infinite resoruces. [00:20]
Chillum ohhh I did not realize we were talking about smuggling devices [00:20]
asciilifeform (has obvious caveats, but may still be cost-effective) [00:20]
decimation or you could go out back and pick up some uranium ore and build your own rng [00:20]
mircea_popescu first step being, make them secret. [00:20]
Adlai [00:20]
assbot I do not understand the Mycelium Entropy packaging - Imgur ... ( ) [00:20]
Chillum Semi-submersible latches onto side of cargo ship below the water lines, gets carried [00:21]
Adlai reddit comments are top lel: [00:21]
Chillum I assume since we are on IRC this is hypothetical [00:21]
assbot I do not understand the Mycelium Entropy packaging : Bitcoin ... ( ) [00:21]
nubbins` Adlai i guess those magnets aren't strong enough. [00:21]
Adlai magnets{ [00:21]
Adlai ? [00:21]
nubbins` little silver thing in the case there [00:22]
nubbins` anyway [00:22]
asciilifeform Chillum: we are thinking of what intelligent smugglers might do a decade from today [00:22]
nubbins` I would have secured them better by adding a sticker on the other side too (I got them the way you got them before shipping), but I had very few extra stickers. Should have been put on the front. I dont know what happened here. Maybe they were putting them on the sides without realizing how flexible the box is, and only realized when they almost ran out? Pretty sad that after such a huge amount of work adding and improving internal [00:22]
nubbins` hardware and software security, that there was such a simple oversight. [00:22]
Chillum asciilifeform: I think attaching to the underside of ships [00:22]
nubbins` "pretty sad that a fuckin sticker determines whether our device is a paperweight or not" [00:22]
asciilifeform make them secret << the only tamper-evident concept worth anything is the kind only evident to the intended recipient. [00:22]
* Adlai almost starts to feel respect for truecrypt devs, who at least admitted, behind their veil of anonimity, that they have nfc what they're doing [00:22]
decimation yes, it was the honorable route [00:23]
Chillum multiple colors of wax melted into a seal with photo delivered separately is still used by embassies in hostile mail systems [00:23]
Chillum very hard to reproduce the identical swirls [00:23]
Chillum in nuclear regulatory systems they seal with a metal button and then scratch it up with a pin and photograph the scratches [00:24]
asciilifeform Chillum: very hard to reproduce the identical swirls << l0l. you don't need to reproduce the seal. only the box. [00:24]
Chillum under the assumption that you could not produce identical scratches [00:24]
Chillum permeable paper, the wax absorbs into the paper which is a solid seamless envelope [00:24]
asciilifeform in the linked example, no one had to even build a second box - original opened and closed undamaged. [00:24]
danielpbarron !s bill of lading [00:25]
assbot 0 results for 'bill of lading' : [00:25]
asciilifeform Chillum: unless the seal encloses the entire package, all you need to do is recreate the box and reattach the seal. [00:25]
asciilifeform (after having cut the original crate open on the end opposite) [00:25]
mircea_popescu maybe you can't detach the seal. [00:25]
Chillum again, no box. Small paper envelope [00:25]
Chillum wax absored into the paper [00:26]
Chillum old school method that still works today. If you can defeat it then you should sell the method to our fav government [00:26]
asciilifeform envelope has other side, edges [00:26]
Adlai what about just using fucking pke [00:26]
asciilifeform it is not difficult to dissolve and bond paper. [00:26]
Adlai or is gpg too complex for lizards? [00:26]
asciilifeform Adlai: go send coke and plutonium over pgp [00:27]
Adlai who sends coke and plutonium in diplomatic mail+ [00:27]
asciilifeform plenty of folks [00:27]
asciilifeform nukes, even [00:27]
asciilifeform are known for a fact to have traveled in diplopouch [00:27]
Chillum big pouch [00:27]
Adlai maybe the launch codes. but the nuke itself doesn't fit in an envelope [00:28]
Adlai launch codes can be serialized and 'compressed' [00:28]
asciilifeform Chillum, Adlai : 'pouch' is a misnomer [00:28]
decimation the business end of a nuke is not large at all [00:28]
asciilifeform diplomatic mail has carried items as large as entire tanks [00:28]
danielpbarron [00:28]
assbot The Playdough Protocols ... ( ) [00:28]
Adlai "Miss Bianca, after all, is a poet too, and in any case she is due to travel any day now by diplomatic pouch to Norway." [00:29]
decimation [00:29]
assbot 2009 ... ( ) [00:29]
danielpbarron Rejoining the breached container lid, knot, or latch and replacing the broken seal with a new, identical seal would have been, short of stealing the original unique seal carving, impossible to hide from the inspector. [00:29]
asciilifeform incidentally [00:29]
asciilifeform by vienna convention (1815 iirc) diplo couriers are permitted to treat any attack upon their cargo or person as an act of war [00:30]
Adlai danielpbarron: you don't have to touch the seal if the packaging itself is easier to replicate [00:30]
asciilifeform and shoot to kill [00:30]
asciilifeform su diplo couriers would also hit the Big Red Button (TM) on the crate [00:30]
Adlai corners and edges are a bitch [00:30]
asciilifeform if threatened [00:30]
asciilifeform (set off the thermite) [00:31]
asciilifeform this includes customs inspectors (who are supposes to stay the fuck away) [00:32]
decimation note the couriers watching the pouch cargo personally [00:32]
asciilifeform note also the 'pouch' quite large enough for a passenger car [00:32]
danielpbarron I don't like humor in professional communication. Not in code comments, not in technical manuals, not in user interfaces. << from the reddit thing on the mushroom thing [00:32]
Chillum This is a really good talk page the effectiveness(or lack there of) of tamper evident devices: [00:33]
assbot DEFCON 19: Introduction to Tamper Evident Devices (w speaker) - YouTube ... ( ) [00:33]
Chillum short story, they are not very good [00:33]
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Chillum he shows how to remove and return the seals used on shipping containers [00:33]
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danielpbarron Adlai, not if the seal and container are made of the same clay [00:35]
asciilifeform mass produced seals, sold commercially, are approximately as useful as the lock on a typical home door [00:35]
asciilifeform 'keep honest man honest' [00:35]
Adlai danielpbarron: ie, the entire container is a seal? [00:36]
danielpbarron Adlai, ya [00:36]
Adlai this is a valid approach [00:36]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu et al : i would almost dare to suggest that the idiot seal was a deliberate smoke grenade to distract from the idiocy of the 'mycelium' produce itself [00:37]
Adlai or at least, s/is/seems/ [00:37]
danielpbarron it's not economical / made more sense when voyages were so expensive [00:37]
asciilifeform << pete's summary [00:37]
assbot Proof That Mycelium Knows How To Make A Better RNG For Its Entropy Dongle. And Isn't. | Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski ... ( ) [00:37]
mircea_popescu aka marketing item. [00:37]
asciilifeform i meant, not merely the seal, but the trivially bent box (as shown in film linked earlier) [00:38]
danielpbarron these days there isn't that much to verify that a shipment hasn't been tampered with; a shipping container is "sealed" with a metal peg coated in plastic and stamped with some numbers [00:38]
Chillum The problem with the mycelium key is the same printers that accept USB sticks also have internal memory [00:38]
asciilifeform classical gambit - fuck a goat, folks will forget that you also fuck babies and guinea pigs [00:38]
Adlai mircea_popescu: << s/3rd/4th/? [00:38]
assbot The conference, third edition pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. ... ( ) [00:38]
Chillum I like my solution better [00:38]
Chillum [00:38]
Chillum tty thermal printer has no memory [00:39]
mircea_popescu Adlai right. [00:39]
asciilifeform Chillum: what is in the box ? [00:39]
Chillum a raspberry pi [00:39]
Chillum and a thermal receipt printer [00:39]
Chillum all controlled by 1 button [00:39]
asciilifeform i like thermal printers. [00:39]
Adlai not that it helps anyone [00:39]
asciilifeform happen to own one myself. [00:39]
asciilifeform they are good for printing onetimepads. [00:39]
Chillum It was a kit meant to print twitter feeds [00:39]
asciilifeform and system logs. [00:40]
asciilifeform (go delete that.) [00:40]
Chillum so I reimaged the sd with a base raspbian and wrote some python code to get addresses from vanitygen and print them [00:40]
Chillum no swap, use that runs vanitygen has read only access to drive and does everything in ram [00:40]
Chillum s/use/user/ [00:40]
Chillum one time pads are cool [00:41]
mircea_popescu not a bad design. [00:42]
Chillum thanks. It was really fun making it [00:42]
asciilifeform only trouble spot is the rng [00:42]
mircea_popescu first time ppl that wander in here and a) aren't going to spaceghost the bitcoin ; b) aren't retarded. [00:42]
asciilifeform but other than that - sure [00:42]
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mircea_popescu this is like...rare. [00:42]
Chillum the hwrng on the pi is better than the prng most computers use [00:42]
asciilifeform aha rare. [00:42]
mircea_popescu Chillum we don't trust it because very suspicious corp / closed turd. [00:43]
asciilifeform Chillum: it is not know for a fact to be anything other than prng [00:43]
Chillum my understanding is it is avalanche based [00:43]
asciilifeform and manufacturer has one of the worst histories of stonewalling and fraudulently 'open' source of any. [00:43]
asciilifeform understanding' [00:43]
asciilifeform means that one understands [00:43]
asciilifeform no? [00:44]
Chillum I agree it is integrated into a black box [00:44]
asciilifeform could be avalanche. could also be marsaglia seeded with phase of the moon. [00:44]
asciilifeform for all we can tell. [00:44]
Chillum though most entropy from PRNGs come from hard drive timings, which run black box firmware [00:44]
nubbins` that'd be pretty random. [00:44]
asciilifeform nubbins`: the number 3 is very random by same token. [00:45]
nubbins` works once, anyway. [00:45]
Chillum I doubt there is a modern computer out there that does not have some black box software or firmware [00:45]
asciilifeform incidentally, i will use this occasion to point out that prng is not deadly because enemy can somehow get the exact bits again [00:45]
asciilifeform but because of the known relationship between bit N and N+k [00:45]
Chillum it is possible to infect a hard drive with malware. Not the data, the firmware [00:45]
asciilifeform this can be used to narrow key class. [00:46]
asciilifeform Chillum: this has been known to the public for months, to me for years, and to #b-a for at least a year and a half. [00:46]
mircea_popescu Chillum this was actuallyt discussed in logs [00:46]
Chillum If I could hook up a little device to the usb or serial that gave me numbers I would be more confident in then I would do that [00:46]
Chillum depending on the price [00:47]
Chillum with 128 bits to a bitcoin key you do have some keyspace to play with [00:48]
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decimation asciilifeform: do you derp around with locks? [00:52]
asciilifeform decimation: did, at times [00:52]
* asciilifeform not mega-lockexpert [00:52]
Chillum I try to, but am not very good [00:52]
* asciilifeform read the mit guide and did the exercises like everybody else [00:52]
decimation asciilifeform: I'm toying with the idea of buying slightly better deadbolts [00:53]
asciilifeform if a house, with glass windows, etc. and not a vault - probably wasted money. [00:54]
Chillum only if it is your weakest point [00:54]
decimation aye, most breakins are 'kick-ins' [00:55]
mircea_popescu trivial to make windows bulletproof tho, these days. [00:56]
mircea_popescu get that foil thing [00:56]
asciilifeform wai wat [00:56]
asciilifeform bulletproof foil? made of what? [00:56]
mircea_popescu plastic, strong glue [00:56]
asciilifeform and if foil in window, why not brick? [00:56]
mircea_popescu it'll hold a brick too. [00:57]
asciilifeform no, brick in the widow [00:57]
asciilifeform why even have a window if covering in opaque armour [00:57]
mircea_popescu it's actually transparent [00:57]
decimation yes, they make laminate for window reinforcement [00:57]
asciilifeform ah 'lexan' replacements [00:57]
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asciilifeform mega-expensive [00:57]
decimation [00:58]
mircea_popescu not THAT expensive [00:58]
mircea_popescu decimation i was gonna say, 3m lol [00:58]
decimation yeah 3m makes good shit [00:58]
Adlai aegis agorecki Apocalyptic artifexd Asa9t1 asciilifeform Asenath assbot Azelphur [00:59]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform it's not policarbonate replacement for glass in window. it's a very highly adhesive foil, which you stick on the window [00:59]
mircea_popescu gives it immense plasticity as it were [00:59]
decimation if it's a 'random burglar' it might be enough to convince him to go elsewhere [00:59]
asciilifeform aha like in car. [00:59]
mircea_popescu right [00:59]
decimation yeah [00:59]
mircea_popescu << typical impact [00:59]
assbot ... ( ) [00:59]
asciilifeform so he break & then cuts with knife ? [00:59]
mircea_popescu omfg horrid site design [00:59]
mircea_popescu if he's willing to, yes. shitty job tho. [01:00]
decimation possibly, but it would take quite a bit of doing [01:00]
mircea_popescu best way really is torch [01:00]
decimation not the snatch n' grab job [01:00]
mircea_popescu shit'll melt/smoke [01:00]
asciilifeform and wouldn't it be in a sense counterproductive? as in, burglars will often themselves glue film to windows before breaking them, to silence the sound [01:00]
asciilifeform (traditional in usa) [01:01]
mircea_popescu different glue. [01:01]
decimation all these kinds of security gizmos are quite useless if there's not ability to summon a human to inspect what is going on [01:01]
mircea_popescu decimation makes door lock the weak point again is all. [01:01]
asciilifeform decimation: american security paraphernalia usually presumes owner is home with shotgun [01:01]
decimation they are also quite useless against a well-bezzled actor [01:01]
mircea_popescu i wonder what % of said paraphenalia is sold to protect your goods, and what % "ticket to shooting your own guy!" [01:02]
asciilifeform 'own goals' are not uncommon in usa [01:02]
decimation all I want is to 'run faster than you' away from the bear [01:02]
decimation if an army of bears wants to target me, not much can be done [01:04]
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asciilifeform << the 'break-in attempt' film is a mega-l0l [01:10]
assbot 3M Scotchshield Automotive Security Films - Clear and tinted Security films for cars, trucks - 3M Scotchshield ... ( ) [01:10]
decimation lol like the mouse [01:11]
asciilifeform exactly the mouse [01:11]
decimation I suspect that this is 3m's target market [01:12]
decimation ghetto businesses [01:12]
decimation 'keeping honest thugs honest' [01:12]
asciilifeform not around here. nobody cancelled the traditional pull-down cage [01:12]
nubbins` "things changed since, and both GNU and BSD recent versions of tar have support for storing extended attributes. They use incompatible formats" [01:14]
nubbins` ^ current headache [01:14]
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asciilifeform 'It had an airport, railway and dungeons. Most of Pingfang was burnt by the Japanese to destroy evidence but the incinerator where the remains of victims were burnt remains and is still in use as part of a factory.' -- pediwikil0l [01:26]
jurov Chillum, I added microphone to the rng mix for similar rpi application [01:27]
Chillum how does that work? [01:27]
Chillum sound has entropy but it also has a lot of pattern [01:27]
jurov [01:28]
assbot ... ( ) [01:28]
Chillum watch out for humming fluorescent lights [01:28]
Chillum no amount of debiasing will create entropy from a patterned source [01:28]
jurov obv no [01:29]
jurov but it's something you can control, such as making suitable noise while the addy is generated [01:29]
Chillum sound cards also pick up radio signals [01:30]
Chillum the pi in particular has poor sheilding [01:30]
Chillum suitable noise? [01:30]
Chillum like a burp? [01:30]
asciilifeform pick up radio << interestingly my early-1990s 'gravis' stood head and shoulders above modern pc in this respect [01:30]
Chillum [01:31]
jurov crunching paper or cookies bag comes to mind [01:31]
assbot xkcd: I'm So Random ... ( ) [01:31]
jurov or, as i have a window to busy street, i used that [01:31]
Chillum I think you over estimate your ability to create entropy with everday objects [01:31]
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Chillum the results will be hard to predict though [01:31]
asciilifeform Chillum: ever play ? [01:31]
assbot Man vs. Machine. ... ( ) [01:31]
jurov and you think since there will be some hum, any entropy is lost? [01:32]
Chillum the debiaser can't tell entropy from pattern [01:32]
Chillum it all gets mixed together [01:32]
jurov you can [01:32]
jurov and that's not what debiaser is doing [01:32]
jurov you can listen to the sample before using it, to check whether the noise is there [01:33]
Chillum got 50% [01:34]
Chillum noise itself is a repeating wave [01:34]
Chillum very ordered [01:34]
Chillum particularly noises made by objects [01:34]
Chillum sound I should say [01:34]
Chillum got 100% second try [01:35]
Chillum stupid computer [01:35]
asciilifeform Chillum: if you can predict wave from turbulent flow (e.g., water faucet) don't settle for small change. aeronautics and naval folks would like a word with you. [01:35]
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Chillum if you have complete control of your noise source then I suppose it would work [01:36]
Chillum but so many noise sources are very orders and all around us. 60hz is all around us [01:37]
Chillum s/orders/ordered/ [01:37]
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Chillum Say I start creating variants on a 6hz tone and create keys with that tool. I may just make the same key as someone else who used it near a lamp [01:38]
Chillum 60hz [01:38]
Chillum or at least reduce my keyspace [01:38]
asciilifeform !s xor lemma [01:39]
assbot 1 results for 'xor lemma' : [01:39]
jurov yes, if you insist using lamp and nothin else as your audio [01:39]
asciilifeform collect for a while. [01:39]
asciilifeform why hurry. [01:39]
cazalla scoopbot fetch [01:40]
assbot Mycelium Entropy Devices Possibly Tampered With During Transit | ... ( ) [01:40]
asciilifeform ^ if it had cameratron (see earlier thread) we'd have more to laugh at than a torn box. [01:48]
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pete_dushenski << a h/t recipient is you! [02:10]
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nubbins` WE WANTED SOME FEELS [02:10]
pete_dushenski Chillum: solid first day in b-a! [02:10]
pete_dushenski nubbins`: AND WE KNEW A GUY WHO PRINTED T-SHIRTS [02:11]
pete_dushenski hey, we also know a guy who prints t-shirts, don't we... [02:11]
nubbins` but what do we want to FUCK [02:12]
nubbins` NODELESSNESS [02:12]
pete_dushenski WOMENZ [02:12]
Chillum lol [02:13]
pete_dushenski SOCIALIST BUREAUCRACY [02:13]
pete_dushenski ^i'd wear this t-shirt actually [02:14]
pete_dushenski back should read: WITH A SPIKEY CACTUS [02:15]
Chillum I have a shirt that says "I read your e-mails" [02:17]
pete_dushenski heh. [02:17]
pete_dushenski i have one that says "bitinstant" [02:18]
pete_dushenski maybe one day i'll add "signs papers" to the back ;) [02:18]
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pete_dushenski "Women guaranteed at least 50% of jobs on Victorian government boards" << wd oz, get those numbers up! [02:45]
pete_dushenski because quotas based on stupidity will surely yield genius results [02:46]
pete_dushenski "we need 300,000 pairs of shoes" [02:46]
pete_dushenski and so what if they're all size 6 because there wasn't more leather [02:46]
Chillum hey everybody, we're all going to get laid! [02:47]
pete_dushenski at laaaast! [02:49]
pete_dushenski Monday 12 January 2015 will go down in confectionery history as a bad day. A hurtful day. [02:49]
pete_dushenski The day when it was revealed that Cadbury’s Creme Eggs have changed for ever. [02:49]
pete_dushenski No longer shall the egg shell be made from delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. It will instead be made from disgusting, foul, vomit-inducing “standard cocoa mix chocolate”. [02:49]
pete_dushenski ^ok this is lulzy [02:49]
pete_dushenski The spokesman said the new chocolate had been tested on “consumers” – industry shorthand for “idiots”, clearly – and had been “found to be the best one for Creme Egg”. [02:49]
pete_dushenski Already, this egg announcement is threatening the stability of the UK government. What havoc will this monster wreak next? [02:50]
pete_dushenski Are we really going to swallow this bad egg, America? For that is what Cadbury has wrought. A bad egg. And today will for ever be known as a bad day. [02:50]
pete_dushenski ^mercy. [02:50]
pete_dushenski if a chocolate egg is unsettling the balance, by golly bitcoin barely needs to sneeze in the uk's general direction [02:51]
Chillum worst day in confectionary history: [02:52]
pete_dushenski this article has to be a troll. [02:52]
assbot Boston Molasses Disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( ) [02:52]
pete_dushenski 21 dead! [02:52]
pete_dushenski oof. [02:52]
Chillum but the egg thing is bad too [02:52]
pete_dushenski in what way do you mean ? [02:54]
mircea_popescu no amount of debiasing will create entropy from a patterned source << howdja figure that one ? [02:54]
Chillum you can't create entropy with an algorithm [02:55]
mircea_popescu this is not the same. [02:55]
mircea_popescu you can debias with an algorithm. [02:55]
Chillum we were talking about sound as a source of data [02:55]
mircea_popescu sure. so what's wrong with a very banal von neuman ? [02:55]
Chillum you lost me there [02:56]
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pete_dushenski "The Cadbury Creme Egg was a rare thing in this modern age. Its subtle blend of delicious chocolate and sweet, creamy/cremey yolk was a throwback to the days when chocolatiers took pride in their work." << right. the thing of which 500 mn are made per year, 2/3 of which are consumed in the uk (no wonder they have rotten teeth), is "boutique" [02:57]
mircea_popescu there's this algorithm which consists of : flip biased coin twice. if flips agree, one thing. iof they disagree, another thing. [02:57]
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mircea_popescu pete_dushenski gotta reposition! [02:57]
mircea_popescu Chillum etc. [02:58]
assbot pr.probability - Proof of Von Neumann's debiasing algorithm - MathOverflow ... ( ) [02:58]
Chillum but if the source is a lamp humming 60hz how does the algo filter the pattern from the entropy without diluting the entropy? [02:58]
Chillum I know that algo, it removes bunching. It does not remove more complex patterns [02:58]
mircea_popescu it doesn't "dilute" anything. if you have 1 bit of entropy per byte, it puts out one byte every eightish bytes. [02:59]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: sounds like 'repositioning' the creme egg in the uk is akin to 'repositioning' baby george's nose from his face to his ass. [02:59]
mircea_popescu it removes bias, basically. [02:59]
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Chillum bias is only one type of pattern though [03:00]
Chillum there is also periodicity [03:00]
mircea_popescu in the case of your lamp, it basically extracts phase transition errors [03:00]
mircea_popescu expect ~1/2 bit per phase change [03:00]
Chillum my point was that debiasing will not remove periodic patterns [03:00]
Chillum that are not next to each other [03:00]
mircea_popescu ... [03:00]
Chillum perhaps I am not getting it [03:01]
mircea_popescu well im certainly unsure what it is you're saying. [03:01]
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mircea_popescu i mean, a biased source is a biased source. do you mean it's not actually biased, but the bits are correlated ? [03:03]
mircea_popescu something like "always output 0 if the previous 7th output was 1" or whatever ? [03:03]
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pete_dushenski << canada idem. cra can be plenty annoying. [03:12]
assbot Logged on 27-03-2015 23:32:15; asciilifeform: who the fuck explains their income ? in the states, if they think they have a case they freeze your assets. << aha. sit on the stake until explained, yes. [03:12]
pete_dushenski "The CRA has broad powers to investigate suspected tax cheats. In the process of conducting a civil audit to assess how much tax a person really owes, the tax agency can call up bank records, freeze accounts, compel the release of business, payroll and other records, and root through land registries and other government data." << sop [03:12]
mircea_popescu it can do whatever the fuck it feels like, with its own data. [03:12]
mircea_popescu it can't ask me "hey where you got your money from". unless im a politician and submitted some sort of "this is what my fortune is" statement. [03:13]
pete_dushenski it can't ask "what was this line from this person from on your bank statement" ? [03:13]
pete_dushenski i was under the impression that every line had to be explained. [03:14]
mircea_popescu that's income. [03:14]
pete_dushenski a yes, twas my focus [03:15]
mircea_popescu it's not a question of "where it's from", but "why have you not reported it". which ideally you have reported. [03:15]
pete_dushenski you're saying they can't ask "from whence ferrari?" [03:15]
pete_dushenski agreed [03:16]
mircea_popescu "how come you have something" != "how come you told us earlier this income is extempt when it clearly isn't" [03:16]
pete_dushenski also agreed [03:17]
pete_dushenski so income has to be explained, possessions not. [03:18]
pete_dushenski got it [03:19]
mircea_popescu you come riding at the border in a flying submarine [03:19]
mircea_popescu "do you have title for it ?" "here it is" [03:19]
mircea_popescu "how come you got it ?" "fuck you." [03:19]
pete_dushenski "your mom gave it to me for my birthday" [03:19]
mircea_popescu "but our records don't show us selliung you one" [03:20]
mircea_popescu "that might be because you suck." [03:20]
trinque "looks like a cocaine running air submarine to me" [03:20]
pete_dushenski "keep better records, derp" [03:20]
mircea_popescu trinque kinda why sane people don't travel into rogue states without an army. [03:22]
trinque mhm [03:22]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: gives me this: [03:23]
trinque in my lifetime the perception that rule of law is either real or honest seems to have been fading [03:23]
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pete_dushenski but works just fine. [03:23]
trinque dunno that there ever was a time where rule of law did matter here; I'm neither old enough nor educated enough to say [03:23]
mircea_popescu pete_dushenski hm i see it ? [03:24]
mircea_popescu you must have some weird dns issue ? what's the perceived ip ? [03:24]
trinque working here [03:24]
mircea_popescu who the fuck hijacks blog dns's ? and also... www just goes to plain domain. [03:25]
trinque mircea_popescu: it's the https [03:27]
pete_dushenski i see [03:27]
pete_dushenski ^using random look up tool [03:27]
mircea_popescu that's right. but yeah, no https svp [03:28]
pete_dushenski aha [03:29]
pete_dushenski weird that the browser defaulted to https [03:29]
pete_dushenski because i definitely never specified it [03:29]
trinque pete_dushenski: got the "ssl everywhere" extension? [03:29]
pete_dushenski just flashblock, noscript, adblock [03:30]
* trinque shrugs [03:30]
trinque ass gremlins [03:30]
pete_dushenski unless one of those bakes in ssl everyfuckingwhere [03:30]
pete_dushenski ya, let's chalk it up to ass grems and call it a day [03:30]
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assbot What a masculinity conference taught me about the state of men | Life and style | The Guardian ... ( ) [03:55]
pete_dushenski is there nothing unworthy of having a conference about ? [03:56]
pete_dushenski mebbe "bitcoind pogo afficionados" is near the threshold for obscurity [03:57]
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mircea_popescu lol [04:01]
mircea_popescu masculinity conferences ahahaha. [04:01]
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mircea_popescu << ahahaha. fucking retards. [04:21]
assbot Wikipedia:Underwear rule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( ) [04:21]
mircea_popescu they're not NAKED. they're in their jimbo blessed underwear. [04:21]
mircea_popescu such a sad epitome of mediocrity, that thing. [04:22]
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mircea_popescu << me discovering pogues [12:46]
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Chillum nubbins`: they use pepper spray around here [12:54]
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mod6 huh [13:03]
mircea_popescu << wikilulz of the day. guy makes article about bn dollar chinese company, is told "This is an encyclopedia .... Not a website advertisement service, There are a million and one ways to advertise your company and this place certainly isn't one of them" [13:04]
mircea_popescu apparently wikipedia is keenly aware it exists primarily as an advertising source. just... not for the fucking chinese aaaite ? [13:04]
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pete_dushenski << see teh logs [13:04]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 14:56:34; Chillum: In my opinion SSL is not a turd to be ripped out [13:05]
Chillum how can we not be aware? [13:05]
pete_dushenski !s ssl [13:05]
assbot 240 results for 'ssl' : [13:05]
pete_dushenski ssl provides much security theatre and little apparent security [13:05]
Chillum okay [13:06]
mircea_popescu pete_dushenski seems to be the consensus. [13:06]
Chillum I still think my clients would prefer their api keys encrypted [13:06]
pete_dushenski ah yes, "what the customer has come to expect" [13:07]
mircea_popescu Chillum i suspek you have to do a bunch of log reading to acclimate to the groupthink. [13:07]
Chillum I never was very good at group think [13:07]
Chillum my own damn opinions keep getting in the way [13:07]
pete_dushenski it's a strong brew here ;) [13:08]
asciilifeform 'When he was returned to Springfield four years later, after slashing his wrists and writing “American Gulag” in blood on his bedsheets, the doctor wrote, “Considerations that [Powers] has some form of psychosis, thought disorder or mental illness are unfounded.”' << mega-l0l [13:08]
mircea_popescu yes, that's the problem there : in order to have your own oppinions you need to study the groupthink. [13:08]
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Chillum not sure that I do [13:08]
mircea_popescu otherwise, you're just passing (to yourself, at least) groupthink as oppinions. [13:08]
Chillum most ssl vulnerabilities come from poor cert checking [13:08]
mircea_popescu "most stds come from whores" [13:08]
Chillum exactly, not a reason to stop fucking [13:09]
asciilifeform Chillum: why do you not consider the existence of the master keys a vulnerability ? [13:09]
mircea_popescu ssl != fucking in this simile [13:09]
Chillum it is for perfect forward secrecy isn't it? [13:10]
Chillum how is using plaintext instead of SSL better? [13:11]
Chillum security is about layers [13:11]
mircea_popescu a turdstack is not a better pancake "because layers". [13:11]
asciilifeform Chillum: you may live on a planet where plaintext is the only alternative to ssl, but here on the third rock from sol there are other cryptosystems [13:11]
mircea_popescu in most practical scenarios, the only enemy any user will ever encounter is the usg. [13:11]
mircea_popescu security solutions that avoid this point are exercises in disinfo. [13:12]
Chillum In most practical scenarios the enemy is a person trying to steal bitcoins [13:12]
mircea_popescu not a person, but the government of the united states [13:12]
mircea_popescu to date, the most successful bitcoin thief [13:12]
asciilifeform ^ [13:12]
mircea_popescu (if we credit its usms fake auction sums) [13:12]
mircea_popescu now, this entire "yeah the usg is your main enemy but whatever, you don't really want to protect your fucking tweets from them anyway" worked to propose turdstack = pancake. [13:14]
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Chillum I have worked in computer security for 15 years. While many implementations of SSL host checking are flawed and the hierarchial trust model is a joke the underlying encryption is solid until some learns to find prime factors of large numbers easily. [13:14]
mircea_popescu with the advent of bitcoins, things have changed. a stolen bitcoin is a stolen bitcoin no matter how the theft was perpetuated, or under what color of law. [13:14]
asciilifeform Chillum: i am the one who cut the ssl idiocy from therealbitcoin's bitcoind. and i did it for reasons which had nothing to do with memory footprint (we did not have an embedded device project yet) [13:14]
Chillum I saw the diff [13:14]
mircea_popescu Chillum but they do in fact ALL accept verisign master keys. [13:15]
asciilifeform Chillum: if you worked in security, did you sleep through 'heartbleed' ? [13:15]
Chillum I think it should come with a big "NO SSL" warning next to the download so people are not caught unaware [13:15]
mats lol [13:15]
Chillum I am aware of heartbleed, an implementation failure [13:15]
mircea_popescu wait.what ?! [13:15]
Chillum plaintext also has a history of failure [13:15]
asciilifeform Chillum: we have a 'read the fucking source before you build and run it' warning, does that count ? [13:15]
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Chillum I am glad I did [13:15]
Chillum read the patches before running it [13:15]
mircea_popescu "an implementation failure" ? the time we took out usg's most valuable asset and publicly shot it in the head was "an implementation failure" "? [13:16]
mircea_popescu what was tikrit then ? [13:16]
mats have you read the openssl code Chillum? [13:16]
funkenstein_ chillum its not the encryption thats broken its the authentication [13:16]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform btw, is the "valued crypto" bit starting to fuzz over there ? [13:16]
asciilifeform Chillum: did you also sleep through, e.g., 'stuxnet' having a perfectly legal ssl cert ? [13:17]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: valued ? [13:17]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform didn't you use to bemoan the fact that "no valued crypto stuff is ever leaked" ? [13:17]
Chillum so because ssl has had problems it is better to use plain text? [13:18]
mircea_popescu maybe it just doesn't look like what you expect is iall. [13:18]
Chillum security is layers, that is how the industry works [13:18]
mats lol [13:18]
mircea_popescu Chillum "i like turd pancakes, it's my groupthink" [13:18]
mircea_popescu srsly... [13:18]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: 0day isn't a cryptodirectorat affair [13:18]
Chillum SSL will stop all but the most advanced of attackers [13:18]
mats use other crypto [13:18]
Chillum okay sure, turd pancakes [13:18]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: 0days live in the 0day directorat. [13:18]
Chillum love em, [13:18]
Chillum nom nom nom [13:18]
mircea_popescu "ssl will stop all but the actual attacks you will encounter" [13:19]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform you wrote the meta-nsa micromanagement three ring binder too ? [13:19]
Chillum actual encounters = some script kiddie running ettercap to intercept your traffic [13:19]
funkenstein_ Chillum, go listen to moxie marlinspike's talks on the topic [13:19]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: no but did read the table of directorates circa 2003 (see log ~6mo ago) [13:19]
Chillum not all attackers are people in dark server rooms with ciggerette smoking g men behind them [13:19]
mircea_popescu funkenstein_ incidentally, about 5x better than sending someone to go listen to something is transcribing the something so they can read it. [13:19]
funkenstein_ good point [13:20]
mircea_popescu Chillum just all the ones you should practically care about. [13:20]
mircea_popescu get your security to where usg fails, you'll do fine. [13:20]
asciilifeform ^ [13:20]
funkenstein_ nokia was caught capturing all ssl traffic through their networks at one point [13:20]
mircea_popescu get it to any other standard, you'll do as bad as all the schmucks on windows [13:20]
Chillum It is clear I have stumbled into a religious debate. I have no more interest in changing your mind about SSL than I do with you changing my mind. I will run SSL on my bitcoind API if you don't mind. [13:20]
funkenstein_ sslsniff is a tool you can use to capture ssl data [13:21]
funkenstein_ if you are a script kiddie [13:21]
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asciilifeform Chillum: you can run feathercoin on tops-10 for all we care [13:21]
mircea_popescu Chillum definitely can run whatever the heck you please. [13:21]
mircea_popescu but a debate doesn't become religious by declaratory relief from having to think about it. [13:21]
Chillum I certainly did not mean to offend anyone by saying SSL is not a turd, if this is a controversial statement I will keep it to myself [13:21]
funkenstein_ but when and why would bitcoind use ssl? [13:21]
asciilifeform Chillum: but if you are interested in actually learning something, try to understand how we reached this particular conclusion [13:22]
mircea_popescu offending people is required to participate here i thought. [13:22]
funkenstein_ all of bitcoin communications are plaintext and public right? [13:22]
Chillum asciilifeform: nobody is disputing that SSL has issues, but plaintext is not a better alternative [13:22]
asciilifeform let's take it in pieces. plaintext of what ? [13:22]
mircea_popescu Chillum have you seen the numerous cases where we pass back and forth "plaintext" over pastebin here ? [13:22]
mircea_popescu it starts generally with five dashes. [13:23]
Chillum I am going to get some fresh air [13:23]
funkenstein_ all TXs, block DL requests, block solution reports, node announcements etc. [13:23]
funkenstein_ are plaintext [13:23]
mircea_popescu well.. "plaintext" [13:23]
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Chillum API [13:24]
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Chillum along with it api keys [13:24]
mircea_popescu i don't think that's a supported usecase as of yet ? mebbe i'm behind here. [13:25]
asciilifeform api of what ? [13:25]
asciilifeform bitcoind ? [13:25]
ben_vulpes [13:25]
ben_vulpes has use cases? [13:25]
asciilifeform Chillum: were you speaking of a 'hotwallet' ? [13:25]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes troll. [13:25]
ben_vulpes [14:55] In my opinion SSL is not a turd to be ripped out << dude this is a something like 4 month long project going on here [13:26]
Chillum yes I am building a full node on a raspberry pi 2 to be used as a hot wallet [13:26]
ben_vulpes there is more context in this channel than dreamt of in all of reddit, Chillum [13:26]
ben_vulpes maybe instead of "herp derp i pinions bros" you might start by asking "why did you rip TLS out with such anger and speed?" [13:27]
Chillum if you were not using a wallet then I agree SSL is pointless [13:27]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes he's not from reddit, he's from wikipedia. pls to not insult teh muggles with misidentification. [13:27]
asciilifeform Chillum: if you are presently living in a one-bit universe where the only two choices for hotwallet control are ssl and plaintext - first you have to consider moving out of that universe and into a neighbouring one, where there are other choices [13:27]
Chillum I could ssh tunnel [13:28]
ben_vulpes Chillum: programmatic BTC remittance? [13:28]
funkenstein_ i thought ssl was for websites [13:28]
Chillum but ssh uses... ssl [13:28]
asciilifeform Chillum: even this - improvement. because you control the keys. [13:28]
chetty ssl is for fools [13:28]
mircea_popescu funkenstein_ ssl is for any application where security theatre is +ev and security itself doesn't matter. [13:28]
funkenstein_ sslol [13:28]
mircea_popescu blogs, guestbooks, whatevs. [13:28]
Chillum you can control the keys in ssl. You don't have to use existing authority chains you can make your own [13:28]
Chillum in fact trusting verisign or something to authenticate keys is the root of most problems [13:29]
mircea_popescu Chillum and also make your own implementation, to not depend on "implementation errors" ? [13:29]
funkenstein_ for example if i am trying to publish a transaction to the world with my wallet, why would i encrypt it before sending? [13:29]
asciilifeform Chillum: try to deploy a self-signed thing commercially and be buried in whines from idiots whose browsers flash red. [13:29]
pete_dushenski << lol mr. mycelium comes back for 'correction' [13:29]
mircea_popescu in which case... why are you even using it ? [13:29]
assbot Proof That Mycelium Knows How To Make A Better RNG For Its Entropy Dongle. And Isn’t. | Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski ... ( ) [13:29]
Chillum all tools have potential for implementation errors [13:29]
mircea_popescu Chillum the problem is we know ssl to be intentionally misimplemented. as you say, on layers. [13:29]
Chillum funkenstein_: you don't. Buy when you contact the API and provide your API keys you want that encyrpted [13:29]
funkenstein_ what wallet has api keys? [13:30]
mircea_popescu pete_dushenski is that actually the guy ? who even made mycellium ? [13:30]
Chillum the cert system is for sure [13:30]
Chillum funkenstein_: bitcoin JPSON-RPC [13:30]
Chillum JSON [13:30]
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funkenstein_ ah ok now we are getting somewhere [13:30]
mircea_popescu oh rassah, i remember this. [13:30]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: ayup. [13:30]
Chillum also when using the API we will be passing private keys [13:30]
Chillum very sensitive information [13:30]
funkenstein_ sounds like a bad idea [13:31]
funkenstein_ why would you do that? [13:31]
Chillum how would you import a key into a wallet if not with the API? [13:31]
funkenstein_ importprivkey [13:31]
Chillum it is an automated system so no mouse clicks [13:31]
Chillum that is an API command [13:31]
funkenstein_ it is not remote [13:31]
Chillum sockets vs tcp, should be secure both ways [13:32]
mircea_popescu Chillum generally, the idea being that running a wallet client and a bitcoin node on the same system (let alone in the same program) is beyond idiotic. [13:32]
funkenstein_ ok if you run a bitcoind on a remote machine.. ssh into it [13:32]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 11766 @ 0.00027449 = 3.2296 BTC [+] [13:32]
funkenstein_ then you are using ssl [13:32]
mircea_popescu that idiocy was easily excusable in 2009. meanwhile, we just don't do that. [13:32]
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mircea_popescu and whatever customers may "have come to expect", bitcoin is too valuable to cater to that in breach of security and safety. so, options that are by their nature insecure shouldn't be provided at all. [13:33]
mircea_popescu whoever wants them can put them in, like you say above. [13:33]
ben_vulpes Chillum: what precisely are you building? [13:34]
danielpbarron fodder for a future qntra article [13:34]
Chillum just a bitcoind node with a wallet and a firewall and an API [13:35]
mircea_popescu all on one computer ? [13:35]
Chillum if the built in API is really that insecure I suppose I can write an access layer [13:35]
ben_vulpes dude [13:35]
mircea_popescu single machine paradigm is flawed for this application. [13:35]
Chillum what exactly does more than one computer get me? [13:35]
ben_vulpes the thing calling into your wallet is also an attack point [13:35]
mircea_popescu separation of red and black. [13:35]
mod6 plz go read 1+ year of logs + trilima [13:36]
mod6 *trilema [13:36]
mircea_popescu in other news, [13:36]
mircea_popescu Hi, [13:36]
mircea_popescu Hope you are doing well. I am a client services manager here at AdMedia. I was wondering if there might be a possible partnership opportunity between our two companies. We have previously and recently ran campaigns for via third party networks. We wanted to discuss the opportunity of working directly [13:36]
* mircea_popescu is pretty fucking impressed with admedia atm. [13:36]
Chillum So if I understand correctly SSL was removed because if I need SSL I am doing it wrong? [13:36]
mircea_popescu exactly. [13:36]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: because they can spell and write their own e-mails ? [13:37]
mircea_popescu pete_dushenski and read their own dbs and advanced shit like that! [13:37]
Chillum May I suggest that you describe your best practices so that people running this SSL free code will know how to not do it wrong? [13:37]
pete_dushenski mircea_popescu: holy cramoly! [13:37]
Chillum I would love to read an essay describing the sort of infractructure you find safe [13:37]
mircea_popescu Chillum ? [13:37]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 16:31:34; mod6: plz go read 1+ year of logs + trilima [13:37]
mircea_popescu not that i've (and others) not said the same thingee. [13:37]
Chillum I am interested in other ideas, it is just a bit hard to understand what your best practices are [13:37]
Chillum I will read _some_ of the logs later [13:37]
mircea_popescu cool. [13:38]
asciilifeform Chillum: << good starting point [13:38]
assbot How to airgap. A practical guide. pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. ... ( ) [13:38]
mircea_popescu not like there's any rush. and generally, the stuff you're used to worrying about holds no sway here. so.. .jus relax an' enjoy. [13:38]
ben_vulpes also [13:38]
ben_vulpes is not for use in 'anger'. [13:38]
Chillum avoiding the need for encryption on the API through sound security practices is one thing. Recommending something without encryption without describing those practices is a recipe for disaster. [13:38]
ben_vulpes if you *want* to run it, and *can* read the provided documentation, do so. [13:39]
ben_vulpes if you haven't, stop in here and expose your ignorance for all. [13:39]
mircea_popescu Chillum yeah. like, you know, how the bitcoin wallets were plaintext for... i dunno, 3years or so. [13:39]
asciilifeform Chillum: at present there is no chance of a 'civilian' stumbling upon and putting it to use [13:39]
ben_vulpes Chillum: some day i'd like this thing to not even have a json/rpc api. [13:39]
Chillum It was recommended to me by two people here before I read the patches [13:39]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform this may or may not be true, upon contemplation. [13:39]
mircea_popescu mod6 ben_vulpes you think some warnings should be brewed maybe ? [13:40]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: would be hilarious if someone found, built, then cried [13:40]
Chillum air-gap is not an option for me, it needs to be automated [13:40]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: but i don't expect to see this [13:40]
ben_vulpes me neither. [13:40]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform he said it just happened ? [13:40]
asciilifeform nah he read the patches and upchucked [13:40]
mircea_popescu he did. [13:40]
mircea_popescu someone else ? [13:40]
Chillum though it will use a cold-wallet reserve system to minimize exposure [13:40]
ben_vulpes perhaps throw an error on boot if someone tries to use the tls flags. [13:41]
mircea_popescu Chillum : better plan, sign your txn off the hot box, import them there through private connection. [13:41]
Chillum again, needs to be automated [13:41]
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mircea_popescu ben_vulpes dunno how best implemented, but he raises a good point we're prone to neglect : as exposure increases, which it necessarily will, [13:41]
Chillum oh [13:41]
Chillum i see [13:41]
mircea_popescu the number of random people trying random things will exponential [13:41]
Chillum was going to use firewall enforced vpn [13:41]
mircea_popescu that may actually work. [13:42]
asciilifeform ben_vulpes: feel free to lift the ascii jolly roger from for the warning banner... [13:42]
assbot ... ( ) [13:42]
asciilifeform if you like [13:42]
ben_vulpes chill [13:42]
Chillum you guys should make a white paper [13:42]
mircea_popescu firewalls are finnicy to setup, but once correctly setup on a linux box they're reliable. [13:42]
ben_vulpes Chillum: and if the web host talking to the API gets compromised? [13:43]
* assbot gives voice to nubbins` [13:43]
asciilifeform Chillum: we do human skin parchments instead of white papers here. [13:43]
ben_vulpes you guys should make a white paper << myeah. someday, i'm sure. [13:43]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes it'd be one way nah ? from his wallet to the node. not the other way. [13:43]
nubbins` mircea_popescu as seen in my latest submit: "Follow these instructions at your own peril, and upon risk of divestment, dismemberment, or death." [13:43]
mircea_popescu nubbins` too cutsy to be effectual imo, but hey. [13:44]
ben_vulpes mircea_popescu: well something has to poke the wallet in an automated fashion [13:44]
mircea_popescu why ? [13:44]
nubbins` all of those things are possible and if you press alf he'll admit that he expects all three [13:44]
ben_vulpes because he's building a robo-remitter?! [13:44]
Chillum ben_vulpes: That is always a risk with a hot wallet, but if the system needs to be automated then what is the alternative? [13:45]
Chillum If the solution being offered is an air-gap then that only works in certain scenarios [13:45]
mircea_popescu Chillum not to pry into your soul here, but mind describing the cause of the need for automation ? [13:45]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 53800 @ 0.00027548 = 14.8208 BTC [+] {2} [13:45]
mircea_popescu an airgap is merely a golden standard BECAUSE it disallows automation. there's ipso definitio no automated airgap. [13:46]
Chillum Security is easy if you have to manually approve each and every transaction [13:46]
ben_vulpes Chillum: [13:47]
mircea_popescu not so easy and quite expensive, which is why alternatives are always tempting. but go on ? [13:47]
ben_vulpes what are you building. [13:47]
Chillum most companies want tools that work without their intervention [13:47]
asciilifeform (note to n00bs - this is a good place to point out that the 'air' in an airgap is more than physical concept: i.e. a machine controlled via radio in real time is not 'airgapped') [13:47]
mircea_popescu most people want trees that shit prune juice too. [13:47]
ben_vulpes pre-fermented at that [13:47]
Chillum consider the use case of a service that rents say minecraft servers by the hour. The user need to be able to establish a balance and later withdraw their balance when they are done in a reasonable amount of time [13:48]
* asciilifeform believes that 'meatgap' would be a more descriptive term for the concept [13:48]
nubbins` heh [13:48]
Chillum the owner relies on it being low maintenance in order for it to be profitable [13:48]
ben_vulpes Chillum: 2 points: [13:48]
mircea_popescu Chillum completely unrelated : do you have any fucking idea how desired a bitcoin host is here ? [13:48]
Chillum which is very common in internet based companies [13:48]
ben_vulpes 1) what are you building [13:48]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes he basically wants trilema credits for whatever. [13:48]
ben_vulpes 2) if it's that low margin, why bother in the first place? [13:48]
Chillum mircea_popescu: I bet. [13:48]
mircea_popescu Chillum i've been trying to shoehorn random people into doing it since... omgerd 2013. [13:49]
Chillum you do realize that some of the most successful internet companies are low margin right? [13:49]
mircea_popescu ;;later tell pinkposixpxe hai! [13:49]
gribble The operation succeeded. [13:49]
Chillum well the issue with bitcoin hosting is lack of accountability. The guy who is renting the servers to the bitcoin anon will get the abuse complaints when they spam [13:49]
mircea_popescu nah, all wot based. [13:50]
mircea_popescu you only work with !rated ppls. [13:50]
Chillum which is why software as a service is a better option [13:50]
mircea_popescu neah. [13:50]
Chillum well mircea I can write a wrapper for AWS that accepts bitcoins from people on a whitelist [13:50]
Chillum it will be a lot of work to do it securely though [13:50]
mircea_popescu most everyone here can spin an aws in ten minutes. [13:51]
Chillum but if there is demand and a willingness to pay a reasonable markup [13:51]
mircea_popescu the idea is to get bare metal. [13:51]
asciilifeform Chillum: can't speak for others but i in particular am interested specifically in migrating -from- aws [13:51]
asciilifeform aws is the 'mcdonalds' of hosting. [13:51]
Chillum I could offer raspberry pis, but you would need to VPN your own internet connection to them, I don't want bitcoin/irc dudes using my home internet lulz [13:51]
ben_vulpes [13:51]
assbot - g ... ( ) [13:51]
Chillum I got 5 Pi 2s and 10 more on the way [13:52]
mircea_popescu lmao. [13:52]
mircea_popescu did i post the crates of pogos anywhere or not yet ? [13:52]
asciilifeform Chillum: pretty much everyone reading this has fiber to the grounds and a crate of small computers, just as happenstance [13:52]
ben_vulpes no pics, no mircea_popescu [13:52]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: your crate or mine [13:52]
asciilifeform mine - was here [13:52]
mircea_popescu lmao [13:52]
mircea_popescu ok, he posted his, good enuff. [13:52]
Chillum having a crate of computers is great. Having them all work on the same problem at the same time is awesome [13:53]
asciilifeform but if mircea_popescu has a railroad car it'll be great for morale & lulz [13:53]
mircea_popescu Chillum they're for fixing the bitcoin nodes hole. [13:53]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i dun really has that many, no. [13:53]
Chillum well you would want network diversity for that [13:53]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: if you recall, nubbins` did discovere where to get if you felt like it. [13:53]
mircea_popescu exactly. [13:53]
Chillum release a screensaver that does it lol, worked for SETI [13:53]
mircea_popescu Chillum this is not half a bad idea, actually. [13:54]
asciilifeform a 30G++++ screen saver ? [13:54]
asciilifeform and reintroduction of winblows? ugh. [13:54]
Chillum but it has to look cool, do something like: [13:54]
assbot BitListen - Bitcoin Transaction Visualizer ... ( ) [13:54]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform run it through cygwin :D [13:54]
mircea_popescu Chillum i was thinking, get the naked ladies to do specials. [13:54]
asciilifeform l0l lusers will install cygwin runtime? aha, sure. [13:55]
nubbins` heeeeeh [13:55]
mircea_popescu windows people. will install anything. [13:55]
Chillum most resource expensive screensaver EVER [13:55]
* asciilifeform once had a full-blown build of xorg and other userland under cygwin, when worked in usg and forced to use winblows box [13:55]
mircea_popescu Chillum so what, let intel do 10nm! [13:55]
Chillum Instead of renting servers send cheap computers to volunteers for free. Will be cheaper in the long run [13:56]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform if you recall, his argument 10 minutes ago stated correctly that "people will install anything at any time for any reason [13:56]
Chillum just make sure you remove the bootloader so they can't reflash it [13:56]
mircea_popescu but usually for no reason at all." [13:56]
Chillum otherwise people will volunteer for free hardware [13:56]
mircea_popescu Chillum you gotta understand how the wot works. [13:56]
Chillum it works great, but only to a certain scale [13:57]
mircea_popescu and you know this because... [13:57]
Chillum well can the WoT give you 20,000 volunteers if you needed them? [13:57]
mircea_popescu democracy works great but only on a certain scale. [13:57]
Chillum agreed [13:57]
mircea_popescu the wot works perfectly well on any scale larger than where a democracy breaks down [13:57]
mircea_popescu if you need 20k volunteers you're doing it wrong. [13:57]
mircea_popescu this is sparta, not rome. [13:57]
Chillum okay fair enough. I dont' know what scale you are working on [13:58]
Chillum I think big [13:58]
mircea_popescu no, you don't. you just imagine you do. [13:58]
Chillum ah I will reflect on that [13:58]
ben_vulpes !b 3 [13:58]
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Chillum lol [13:58]
nubbins` Chillum, you're thicker-skinned than most [13:59]
mircea_popescu than most whats ? [13:59]
nubbins` others 8) [13:59]
Chillum I have been an admin on wikipedia for 8 years, the thin skinned ones die out [14:00]
mircea_popescu nubbins` formulate plan : only invite potheads to b-a. nubbins` looks upon results : good good goood! [14:00]
Chillum we deal with flat earthers on a daily basis [14:00]
nubbins` lel. i can imagine. [14:00]
mircea_popescu srsly ?! [14:00]
mircea_popescu that thing still goes ? [14:00]
Chillum oh ya [14:00]
mircea_popescu dude how the fuck. [14:00]
Chillum creationists, flat earthers, anti-vacers, young earthers [14:00]
mircea_popescu i mean, sa kruger going "impossible" i can see. it was early. [14:00]
Chillum crazy people all day long [14:00]
mircea_popescu but by now ? how the fuck would you think it's flat. "because it looks flat from space" ? [14:01]
nubbins` the satellite launches are hoaxes [14:01]
mircea_popescu even fucking romania launched one! [14:01]
Chillum it involved sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling "I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!" [14:01]
nubbins` those dots you see moving, unblinking, across the sky 20x a night are the lizards [14:01]
Chillum oh ya the lizards [14:01]
Chillum we hear from the people trying to reveal the truth about the lizards a lot [14:01]
mircea_popescu Chillum i understand how the stupidity defends itself - like any other. what encuriouses me is... how does it get born. [14:01]
Chillum and of course the jews did 911 [14:01]
mircea_popescu !s lizard hitler [14:02]
assbot 47 results for 'lizard hitler' : [14:02]
mircea_popescu of course the jews did 911 [14:02]
nubbins` hahahaha [14:02]
Chillum It was not born, ignorance predates knowledge [14:02]
mircea_popescu !ban Chillum jews did 911 denier [14:02]
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Chillum don't quote me out of context lol [14:02]
mircea_popescu (the funniest thing about this is that not having read the logs, he can't help but wonder about it lol) [14:02]
nubbins` mircea_popescu +1 [14:02]
nubbins` "47 results for lizard hitler" my sides [14:03]
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ben_vulpes #ba is tops on my google for lizard hitler [14:04]
mircea_popescu nubbins` i mostly blame alf [14:04]
ben_vulpes who sez they don't use algos anymore, eh? [14:04]
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ben_vulpes someday we'll be tops for any string starting with turd as well [14:04]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes they still use algorithmics for the outskirts. which is why the "long tail" revolution happened in seo. [14:04]
mircea_popescu but otherwise, it's a handcrafted list. [14:04]
ben_vulpes and we can blame alfie for that too [14:05]
mircea_popescu like the nyt review of books, but for websites. [14:05]
ben_vulpes yeah, let's bring back the directories! [14:05]
ben_vulpes oh man. [14:05]
Chillum a hand crafted index of the internet? [14:05]
nubbins` mircea_popescu it's not his fault that conspiracy theory concepts are good metaphors for the actual missed points [14:05]
mircea_popescu so stupid right ? [14:05]
ben_vulpes now i want a directory! [14:05]
mircea_popescu nubbins` blame does not attach to fault, blame attaches to agency. [14:05]
nubbins` OH HO [14:06]
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nubbins` chew on that [14:06]
mircea_popescu yw. [14:06]
* assbot gives voice to funkenstein_ [14:06]
mircea_popescu funkenstein_ ftr, since im here my brain has decided to multivocalize all j's as h's too, for good measure. and as you logged in it just proposed "hosed" as a possible interpretation of your user. [14:07]
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mircea_popescu so i guess now you're hosed. [14:08]
funkenstein_ actually that is how that username was born :) [14:08]
mircea_popescu fuck me ?! srsly ? [14:09]
funkenstein_ somebody was talking about a "hosed bus" when i needed to pick one [14:09]
funkenstein_ sounds like you are becoming a real porteno [14:09]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9600 @ 0.00027576 = 2.6473 BTC [+] [14:09]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes that's nothing, he's permeating harem speech. yest i was waffling over whether to go to icecream place, girl goes "well not like we gotta go and get the imensatron necessarily". ie, we could get a smaller tub. but no - imensaTRON!!1 [14:10]
ben_vulpes by the way what is up with billinghurst [14:10]
mircea_popescu what about it ? [14:10]
ben_vulpes it's the only word where the l's are pronounced? [14:10]
mircea_popescu speaking of which, anyone care to guess the name of the street my office's on ? its a food item. [14:10]
mircea_popescu ahahaha bishinghurst [14:10]
ben_vulpes > get in cab [14:11]
funkenstein_ calle de lomo [14:11]
ben_vulpes > "bishinghurst" [14:11]
mircea_popescu dude. i been despising their local accent and doing the proper y = ll thing, but im totally going to say it as bishinghurst [14:11]
ben_vulpes > two minutes of confusion [14:11]
ben_vulpes mircea_popescu: glhf [14:11]
ben_vulpes i'd like to see you do this to some poor cabbie [14:11]
mircea_popescu good long hard fucking ? [14:12]
ben_vulpes lol no are you trying to intuit from context again?! [14:12]
mircea_popescu cuntext but yes. [14:12]
ben_vulpes "good luck have fun" [14:12]
mircea_popescu mine's better and will overtake yours [14:13]
mircea_popescu by having more childrens. [14:13]
ben_vulpes somehow i doubt you're going to have more children than me [14:13]
mircea_popescu strawman. the EXPRESSION is. not me. [14:14]
ben_vulpes YOUR LINE DIES WITH YOU [14:14]
mircea_popescu dude your line's not even been to any masculinity conferences. [14:14]
mircea_popescu (and no, my office is on pringles st.) [14:15]
ben_vulpes i was actually musing on the absence of any leads-only tango practicas in town [14:15]
danielpbarron scam! you said it was a food.. :p [14:15]
mircea_popescu lol [14:15]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes what's that ? [14:15]
ben_vulpes nominally, at one point in history, you weren't allowed to lead at a milonga until you'd been more or less given permission from the other leads in town. [14:16]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 49813 @ 0.00027608 = 13.7524 BTC [+] {2} [14:16]
mircea_popescu > If you saw it tonight at marias taco xpress [14:16]
mircea_popescu >Texas Bitcoin Conference [14:16]
mircea_popescu wtf srsly ? [14:16]
ben_vulpes first, you had to learn to lead by following at the leads practicas, then they'd teach you to lead, then eventually you'd get to go to the milongas. [14:16]
mircea_popescu ben_vulpes their wot died under consumerismo-socialism & peron. [14:16]
ben_vulpes yes i know [14:17]
mircea_popescu "but i like to kvetch" [14:17]
ben_vulpes musing! [14:17]
mircea_popescu << tbh i suspect it's a sexual dysfunction. [14:17]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 11:54:19; nubbins`: "that's such an /american/ thing, hey? 'mentoring'? movin' to a big city and getting yourself a mentor or five?" [14:17]
ben_vulpes anyways, point is that it's difficult to learn to lead from followers. [14:18]
mircea_popescu you don't say! [14:18]
ben_vulpes tautological almost :P [14:18]
ben_vulpes and no leaders are interested in growing *more* leaders. [14:19]
ben_vulpes well, very few. [14:19]
mircea_popescu << am i the only one who finds the fact that nubbins` had to put FOUR excuses to doing a blog in the blog fucking domain hysterical ? [14:19]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 13:08:43; nubbins`: but just in case: [14:19]
mircea_popescu yo nubsy it's ok baby. a blog is not unlike a penis. [14:19]
mircea_popescu no need to apologize. [14:19]
mircea_popescu also it doesn't load. [14:20]
mircea_popescu "Sat across from a serious man. He’s sunken himself into the soft underbelly of a woman. A fox, true 1960 pussy. Her silver hair knotted in a fat bun, loose upon her neck. " [14:22]
mircea_popescu notbad.jpg [14:22]
danielpbarron [14:22]
assbot madcap tomfoolery | we write, you read. ... ( ) [14:22]
mircea_popescu << also a criminal entreprise, but something tells me tough on his bosses enemies bharara isn't about to bust out the rico and send>40 faux usg academics up the river for 20+ eyars a head. [14:24]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 13:41:23; nubbins`: like a web ring, but funner and in meatspace [14:24]
mircea_popescu now on the other hand if they happened to you know, do that unspeakable crime aaron schwartz kid's guilty of... [14:24]
trinque +Chillum | I can understand it. It is removing a security layer, presumably for speed << the whole RPC thing will likely come out, not for speed but for blowtorching complexity [14:25]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18350 @ 0.00027656 = 5.0749 BTC [+] [14:25]
mircea_popescu danielpbarron danke. it loaded eventually. [14:25]
Chillum trinque: yes I came to understand that [14:25]
trinque ah just reading logs :) [14:25]
Chillum makes a lot of sense in a cold wallet system [14:26]
Chillum air-gapped that is [14:26]
mircea_popescu ;;later tell bingoboingo << mebbe qntra worthy, if linked with discussion of "buenos aires embassy" ? dunno. [14:26]
gribble The operation succeeded. [14:26]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 14:08:34; nubbins`: [14:26]
nubbins` angle of who the fuck declares themselves an ambassador of btc anyway [14:26]
mircea_popescu "clearly nobody actually associated". [14:27]
mircea_popescu long history of this schmuckerdom, who was that polyanna something chick that was doing the "Bitcoin chamber of commerce" ? [14:27]
mircea_popescu for some reason i have trouble with her name. [14:27]
nubbins` lel [14:27]
mircea_popescu anyway. [14:27]
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mircea_popescu << i dun think we want one, but if you wish to be the b-a ambassador into the midwest... that and india possibly the only places that need an embassy from la serenissima. and candi's got the india. [14:28]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 14:10:38; PeterL: When does #b-a start our own emabassies? [14:28]
mircea_popescu << now say it in carson voice. [14:29]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 14:23:56; Chillum: I did not know that [14:29]
mircea_popescu nubbins` you ever tried soldering a sata on see what happens ? [14:30]
nubbins` sadly no connector handy, but i'm definitely putting a pin in it for later. [14:31]
mircea_popescu (odds are the pads are just there because mass produced item) [14:31]
nubbins` ^ [14:31]
nubbins` altho it looks like they're connected to traces. [14:31]
mircea_popescu but there's a vague possibility whole shebang's there and disabled in software [14:31]
nubbins` there's no mounting holes on this pcb for the top usb port, either, so it's entirely possible the mobile and series4 have different pcbs [14:32]
mircea_popescu << happens to be the eventual goal of the foundation. [14:33]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 14:43:57; Chillum: Glad it is still being worked on. But frankly I would like to see a complete re-write of the client [14:33]
nubbins` yeah, they're different boards [14:33]
mircea_popescu consensus is the sort of thing in bitcoind is probably a lead cause of abortion, lead poisoning, fetal alcohol syndrome and the woes of the rings of saturn [14:33]
nubbins` so... shrug. maybe it's like the rtc -- there for the user to add [14:33]
trinque en_vulpes | has use cases? << ehehehe one would hope eventually! [14:34]
mircea_popescu dude check it out, someone who remembers how bad bittorrent was originally. [14:34]
mircea_popescu ftr, for the new souls : torrents were originally dismissed on the strength of how bad the shit / code was originally, as "this'll never work" [14:34]
mircea_popescu felipelalli prolly ask fluffypony i think he's the only one here keeping an eye on monero. [14:35]
Chillum lol I remember how bad trading files with IRC and FTP was, then I how bad bittorrent was [14:36]
nubbins` oh, and guess who just un-bricked their pogo? [14:36]
assbot Imgur ... ( ) [14:36]
assbot ... ( ) [14:36]
Chillum usenet for the win! [14:36]
fluffypony felipelalli: I can arrange an OTC buy if you need, else Poloniex / Bittrex [14:36]
fluffypony well done nubbins` [14:36]
mircea_popescu Chillum didja also know naggum ? [14:36]
Chillum I remember when people first started making mp3s [14:36]
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Chillum did not know naggum [14:36]
nubbins` fluffypony ty :D [14:36]
fluffypony Chillum: I remember ripping CDs to MP3s at real time speed [14:36]
Chillum I remember when my apple IIgs was pretty neato [14:36]
mircea_popescu nubbins` ain't fixing something great ? almost better than having made it in the first place! [14:37]
Chillum I rocked the vic20 [14:37]
fluffypony through a fake microphone driver [14:37]
nubbins` wouldja believe this is the first piece of kit i've modded that /isn't/ a synthesizer? [14:37]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 71650 @ 0.00027721 = 19.8621 BTC [+] {3} [14:37]
Chillum it has a cassette tape drive [14:37]
mircea_popescu i would, yes. [14:37]
Chillum you had to press play or record to load or save a file [14:37]
nubbins` :S [14:37]
mircea_popescu Chillum : be-beep beee-dfkljgkjdfhgkjhkgher [14:37]
fluffypony aaah good old Commodore 64 days [14:38]
Chillum yes [14:38]
Chillum you know the sound [14:38]
fluffypony time to save my game...*presses record on the tape player* [14:38]
mircea_popescu everyone here is very old. [14:38]
mircea_popescu for we are all dragons. [14:38]
Chillum similar to but different than a 300 baud modem [14:38]
mircea_popescu yeah same principle. [14:38]
funkenstein_ Chillum, what kind of chip you have in there, a Dorrito? [14:38]
asciilifeform but no - imensaTRON!!1 << l0l [14:38]
Chillum I used to pick up pager signals with my scanner and decode them through my sound card. [14:38]
Chillum lol [14:38]
Chillum was just listening to that funkenstein [14:38]
* asciilifeform did this to the folks he works with in meatspace, also to some extent [14:39]
mircea_popescu you're like a weed. [14:39]
mircea_popescu a weed in lizard hitler's bunker. [14:39]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 26036 @ 0.00027868 = 7.2557 BTC [+] [14:39]
* asciilifeform speaking to pet is most of the way unintelligible to bystanders, for instance [14:39]
mircea_popescu this is how it should be. [14:39]
mircea_popescu (twist : alf speaks iidish at home) [14:40]
Chillum I smoke weed for breakfast! [14:40]
asciilifeform send>40 faux usg academics up the river for 20+ eyars << weren't they chinese? or is this a different set of hucksters this time [14:40]
Chillum god bless the grass that grows between the cracks [14:40]
mircea_popescu seems a new set, haven't dug. [14:40]
mircea_popescu I KNEW nubbins` is trying to stuff the weed ballot. [14:41]
asciilifeform tried soldering a sata on see what happens ? << it is quite likely missing some of the passives too [14:41]
mircea_popescu 99%, but let him have fun. the 1% is there. [14:41]
asciilifeform nubbins`: << technically it wasn't really -bricked- unless you had to do the boot-via-xmodem thing [14:42]
assbot Imgur ... ( ) [14:42]
asciilifeform (i.e. internal flash totally b0rked including uboot) [14:42]
mircea_popescu << Chillum currently we're using the pogos for ~19 dollar nodes. [14:42]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 14:50:26; Chillum: I just need to make a $100 node [14:42]
mircea_popescu you should look into that. [14:42]
nubbins` yeah, i'm being loose w/ words [14:42]
nubbins` i actually just mistakenly wiped the bootcmd env variable [14:43]
danielpbarron 19 USD + storage device [14:43]
mircea_popescu "o what's this ? fuck it, don't need it. uh... wait." [14:43]
asciilifeform wouldja believe this is the first piece of kit i've modded that /isn't/ a synthesizer? << notice the unpopulated row of pins at bottom end of pcb? those are gpio's and you can attach random strange to them [14:43]
Chillum interesting [14:43]
nubbins` did indeed! [14:43]
mircea_popescu buy a pogo try it out, look into the past week's log it's full of people working on it, danielpbarron posted some excellent guides. [14:44]
nubbins` i'll be back in 6 months with this wired into a home automation system [14:44]
asciilifeform ...good old Commodore 64 >>> [14:44]
assbot Parallel Port SID6581 Interface ... ( ) [14:44]
nubbins` lighting levels tied to network hashrate [14:44]
danielpbarron Chillum, [14:44]
assbot ... ( ) [14:44]
nubbins` also [14:44]
assbot ... ( ) [14:44]
nubbins` and if you're really interested, [14:44]
assbot ... ( ) [14:44]
danielpbarron the notes page is a really raw collection of links and commands [14:45]
mircea_popescu danielpbarron srsly why not a blog format ? [14:45]
mircea_popescu how are people to find one from the other ? [14:45]
Chillum danielpbarron: so where do I get one? [14:45]
danielpbarron the root directory [14:45]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27317 @ 0.00027868 = 7.6127 BTC [+] [14:45]
mircea_popescu danielpbarron and as you keep writing ? [14:45]
danielpbarron Chillum, i've been getting them from amazon [14:45]
danielpbarron i keep adding to those files [14:45]
mircea_popescu aite. [14:45]
danielpbarron bad? [14:46]
* Chillum goes to look on ebay [14:46]
trinque ben_vulpes | now i want a directory! << here comes the #b-a gopher site [14:46]
asciilifeform make a $100 node << 100 buys a pogo and a reasonable solid state sata [14:46]
mircea_popescu danielpbarron if you're specifically making an experiment about it (which means, you've modeled it, doing things deliberately to observe effects etc) i can see it. [14:46]
mircea_popescu otherwise... the consensus seems to be blog. [14:46]
trinque god damn those were good logs [14:46]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i dunno anyone that doesn't have a "dead" old sata laying around. [14:47]
mircea_popescu but sure, if you're buying a new disk, takes you to 100ish [14:47]
danielpbarron what does everyone else do for blogging? [14:47]
mircea_popescu wp, which sucks, or else ben_vulpes' homeroll thing, which sucks. [14:47]
trinque danielpbarron: there's neutering wordpress or using some static site generator [14:47]
mircea_popescu they suck for different reasons tho. [14:47]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: old buggered mechanical satas aren't quite as nice, but certainly usable. the thing definitely sources sufficient amps for them [14:47]
mircea_popescu mhm. [14:48]
asciilifeform (vendor's 24W brick) [14:48]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6950 @ 0.00028053 = 1.9497 BTC [+] [14:48]
danielpbarron my solid state sata is at 24 gigs, the 5400 rpm one is at 6.5 gigs [14:49]
asciilifeform danielpbarron: no other differences ? [14:49]
danielpbarron it seems to freeze up more often [14:49]
asciilifeform i meant, in the machines [14:49]
danielpbarron oh, no [14:49]
asciilifeform aha [14:49]
trinque what's the latest compile for pogo doc, if any? [14:49]
trinque meanwhile I'll get cross compiling tooling going [14:50]
mircea_popescu actual chain + index ~39.5 gb atm [14:50]
asciilifeform trinque: danielpbarron's [14:50]
asciilifeform trinque: by all means build cross-compiler for your system, but when i put the buildroot thing up it will carry its own [14:50]
mircea_popescu blkindex0016 almost full, which brings the following issue : [14:50]
mircea_popescu what happens once we're over 10k x 2gb = 20tb of blockchain ? [14:50]
danielpbarron i don't have a doc for unless it counts to have one for the pre-release patching of 0.5.3 [14:50]
asciilifeform (buildroot demands nothing but your platform's native gcc and takes it from there until the bitter end, the actual armv5 images) [14:50]
mircea_popescu y2k for btc! [14:50]
trinque asciilifeform: I've got enough arm turdboards lying around to justify it [14:50]
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Chillum amazon canada sucks [14:51]
asciilifeform trinque: note that each such board is likely wanting its own gcc [14:51]
danielpbarron i need to reformat my laptop.. AGAIN [14:51]
asciilifeform arm is notoriously fragmented into incompatible turddoms [14:51]
trinque asciilifeform: ah ok, other than this I have pis [14:51]
mircea_popescu Chillum if you absolutely can't find one i'll ok you to get one from our warehouse at dpb [14:51]
trinque I'll just get both going, probably just some eselect thing in gentoo right? [14:51]
asciilifeform pi1 was armv6, pi2 - armv7 [14:52]
Chillum I am going to read up on them first. Thanks [14:52]
danielpbarron it's unlikely i can ship it cheaper than amazon [14:52]
danielpbarron if he's just getting 1 [14:52]
trinque got both [14:52]
Chillum I will either want 0 or 10+, I rarely get 1 of any small computer [14:52]
Chillum they work better in little tribes [14:52]
danielpbarron i think 18 fit nicely in a crate [14:53]
Chillum I have a lot of Pi 2s to setup right now. I will look into the pogos though [14:54]
trinque danielpbarron: mine arrived from amazon in 4 days with standard shipping, ymmv [14:55]
nubbins` Chillum goes to look on ebay <<< cheaper on amazon, almost certainly [14:57]
nubbins` <+asciilifeform> make a $100 node << 100 buys a pogo and a reasonable solid state sata <<< 64gb on the way, should get me through to the summer at least [14:58]
mircea_popescu danielpbarron yeah, which is why i said. [14:58]
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mircea_popescu ;;calc 20 * 6 * 24 [14:59]
gribble 2880 [14:59]
mircea_popescu 20 days of it at any rate. [14:59]
mircea_popescu o wait i forgot, 20mb won't be used, it just needs to be there to not be used. right right. [14:59]
Chillum nubbins`: amazon canada sucks. $40, $30 on ebay [14:59]
asciilifeform << interestingly, it's either extinct or octo (a paul graham co.!) lies, lies. [14:59]
assbot marvell 88F6192 - Octopart [14:59]
nubbins` Chillum agreed. amazon usa, however... [15:00]
danielpbarron !up Bagels7 [15:00]
* assbot gives voice to Bagels7 [15:00]
Chillum I used to work for an Amazon company [15:00]
Chillum using massive arrays of cloud computers to reprice books as fast as possible compared to the market [15:00]
* asciilifeform was idly toying with determining what pogotron might actually cost to make in quantity [15:00]
nubbins` you can get used pogo (purple logo, w/ sata) for $15usd on amazon, used [15:00]
Chillum we would get two customer who wanted their price to be 1 cent below everyone else and we tried to explain that since they are not the only person doing it that they would drop to a penny [15:01]
nubbins` asciilifeform ++ [15:01]
Chillum they insisted [15:01]
asciilifeform 'marvell' per se doesn't turn up much either. [15:01]
Chillum then complained when it dropped to a penny [15:01]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i would suspect octo is just badly supplied. [15:01]
asciilifeform it normally has pretty accurate figures [15:01]
mircea_popescu the golden standard on ic sourcing is not some derpy valley website. [15:01]
mircea_popescu does it ? [15:01]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: it's a meta search [15:01]
mircea_popescu ianae [15:02]
nubbins` asciilifeform sort of the thing where you need a foot in the door before they'll even price it out for you [15:02]
asciilifeform nubbins`: this is my working hypothesis, marvell doesn't sell cut-tape [15:02]
asciilifeform (term of art) [15:02]
asciilifeform the other day i checked out what other system-on-chips might be cut-tapeable and have integrates sata, found nothing [15:03]
asciilifeform but that was just a hour's dig. [15:03]
mircea_popescu Chillum excellent case study in why "customer getting what it tihinks it wants" is no business plan. [15:03]
mircea_popescu another excellent case study, the ghetto butt lifts. [15:03]
mircea_popescu i could go on. [15:03]
punkman asciilifeform: maybe an Allwinner chip? [15:04]
nubbins` yeah, banana cream pi [15:04]
asciilifeform punkman: too heavy [15:04]
nubbins` or w/e the fuck [15:04]
asciilifeform and i fucking hate bga [15:04]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i can see the case for this not being that commodified just yet. but imo unavoidable, with the trend towards it of which raspberry is just a reflection. [15:04]
punkman asciilifeform: what's heavy? [15:04]
Chillum mircea_popescu: they hire me as a developer, not a consultant [15:04]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: as you can probably guess, i won't be making it just yet. [15:04]
nubbins` asciilifeform if you get in contact w/ marvell, you might suss out some contacts [15:04]
punkman there are kirkwoods without BGA? [15:05]
mircea_popescu Chillum your loss, pay sucks, job's not different. [15:05]
Chillum I could refuse on principal, someone else will make it [15:05]
asciilifeform nubbins`: i am not interested in vendors who need a sexual relationship just to source parts for prototype. [15:05]
mircea_popescu principle. [15:05]
mircea_popescu principal is what you owe on a loan. [15:05]
Chillum I do alright [15:05]
nubbins` hey, your life [15:05]
Chillum I have created some truly stupid shit for people [15:05]
nubbins` it's not like i don't contact Franmar when i want to find out where to buy bean-e-doo [15:05]
Chillum you can't cure stupid [15:05]
mircea_popescu you can not make more tho. [15:06]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform y u no sexual relationsheeps! [15:06]
Chillum freedom is the freedom to make mistakes. If people want to pay for something I will give it to them. I give free advice, it is rarely taken [15:06]
Chillum within reason of course [15:06]
mircea_popescu i can see that. [15:06]
mircea_popescu but the freedom to make mistakes is a luxury not a freedom. [15:07]
asciilifeform << no mention of samplez [15:07]
Chillum frankly if I told my clients that they need to use an air-gap they would tell that it does not fit their business model. They would be right [15:07]
assbot Marvell - Embedded Processors - Kirkwood Series ... ( ) [15:07]
asciilifeform (that's usually how you get cut-tapes from vendors who don't sell'em) [15:07]
Chillum mircea_popescu: without the freedom to make mistakes you are forever under the tyranny of those who are "correct" [15:07]
asciilifeform Chillum: then you need new clients [15:07]
mircea_popescu << back-up is probably more adequate a description. [15:07]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 14:58:02; PeterL: assbot is a gribble replacement [15:07]
Chillum we need random bad ideas [15:07]
Chillum sometimes they turn out to be good ideas [15:08]
asciilifeform Chillum: and if you can't get those, new line of work [15:08]
mircea_popescu and it's not in -otc for the reason any bot is not in any channel : admin didn't ask for it. [15:08]
mircea_popescu (we asked for gribble here long ago, which is how it got to be here) [15:08]
mircea_popescu Chillum it's a horrible way to exploit kids, really. [15:08]
mircea_popescu i'd much rather see honest sexual slavery than this bs "random bad ideas" exploitation. [15:08]
Chillum good to know that [15:09]
danielpbarron heh [15:09]
asciilifeform marvell registered in bermuda, l0l [15:09]
asciilifeform anyway -it doesn't have to be a marvell- [15:10]
asciilifeform just cost and feature parity. [15:10]
asciilifeform if someone has idle hands that can do a bit of digging - appreciated. [15:10]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform i had been looking at this too. [15:11]
mircea_popescu nothing good popped as of yet. [15:11]
asciilifeform perhaps by this time next year - i'll have a part number [15:11]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: i've been looking since before i mentioned pogo in b-a [15:11]
mircea_popescu i suspect on the score of electronics you actually beat my ppls. [15:12]
asciilifeform (it was pretty clear right off the bat that it's a loss-leader and ergo nonrenewableresource) [15:12]
mircea_popescu have been pondering if this pisses me off enough to do something about for a coupla months now. [15:12]
asciilifeform 'this' being the certain doom of pogo as off-the-shelf machine? yes, it is necessary to do something. main boojum is the ram-poverty of most available hardware in that weight class. [15:13]
asciilifeform hence the near inevitability of having these baked like grown men [15:14]
mircea_popescu << then you explained it and she was all [15:14]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 15:08:04; nubbins`: ater some weeks: "...what's assbot?" [15:14]
assbot ... ( ) [15:14]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform no, "this" being that my intel sucks! [15:14]
asciilifeform aha [15:14]
mircea_popescu ram poverty in more than one way. [15:15]
mircea_popescu few have fast ram. [15:15]
mircea_popescu << not a bad idea. [15:15]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 15:10:24; thestringpuller: I'm thinking of making a bot to determine uptime of other bots ;) [15:15]
nubbins` [15:15]
asciilifeform most of the ones i've purchased and cut open thus far have very similar 8 to 16-bit wide sdram (ddr2 typically) - almost always 'hynix' or samsung [15:15]
assbot Marvell - Company - Sales Offices ... ( ) [15:15]
mircea_popescu << what's the protest over ? [15:16]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 15:36:51; nubbins`: lel, protestors have started doxxing the riot police [15:16]
asciilifeform nubbins`: no reason to marry marvell [15:16]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform ever seen one with ddr3 ? [15:16]
mircea_popescu which is a better perk than whatever arm processor. [15:17]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: nope and not sure that i would ask for ddr3 [15:17]
asciilifeform !s rowhammer [15:17]
assbot 5 results for 'rowhammer' : [15:17]
nubbins` mircea_popescu nyoozpaper says austerity [15:17]
mircea_popescu so basically "more welfare" ? [15:17]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: did intel ever mention rowhammer ? [15:17]
nubbins` nubbins says latent anger from widespread protests couple years ago [15:17]
asciilifeform (your intel not the other intel) [15:17]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform well yes. however! [15:17]
mircea_popescu it'd depend a lot on what you use it for. [15:18]
asciilifeform see, when i use memory, and put bits in, i expect to get them out later. [15:18]
asciilifeform unflipped. [15:18]
asciilifeform this is non-negotiable in my mind. [15:18]
mircea_popescu ok, let me model it. [15:18]
nubbins` mircea_popescu students were protesting funding cuts. in a couple of the photos, you can see police wearing stickers protesting... pension cuts. [15:19]
asciilifeform i don't even see 'rowhammer' as a security item, as such. just an indicator of 'this system is built on snot and bubblegum' [15:19]
nubbins` as they discharge tear gas canisters point-blank into faces :0 [15:19]
mircea_popescu case 1 : you have slow memory, 64 gb of. you need 5 gb. case 2 : you have fast leaky memory, 32gb of. you still need 5gb, but use 15 for redundancy. [15:19]
mircea_popescu moreover, there are fixes for the particular effect, buy rowhammer proof sticks. [15:19]
asciilifeform ecc ? [15:20]
mircea_popescu for instance. [15:20]
asciilifeform need ecc ram controller then [15:20]
asciilifeform and i actually don't know of any system-on-chip that includes one [15:20]
mircea_popescu which was my point. [15:20]
asciilifeform this bodes ill for use of off-the-shelf si. [15:20]
mircea_popescu either that or time will resolve. [15:21]
asciilifeform cost pressure is squarely in opposite direction. [15:21]
asciilifeform so it may be a 'if not you then who' situation. [15:21]
mats im under the impression that ecc doesn't mitigate the attack [15:21]
asciilifeform mats: it is only an attack vector if you allow enemy means to hammer [15:22]
mircea_popescu mats these aren't really intended to be multiuser systems. [15:22]
mircea_popescu ecc is more general "leaky memory" thing. [15:22]
asciilifeform by executing code on your machine, or by knowing something about mapping of external world i/o to your ram [15:22]
asciilifeform i consider it a 'this thing is made of bubblegum because fuck you, you're consumer meat' vector [15:22]
mircea_popescu no alf. it's because fuck you, you want to spend fiddy bux. [15:23]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: where do i spend 500 and get ecc systemonchip? [15:23]
asciilifeform nowhere [15:23]
mircea_popescu that's the problem there : hole in the middle. [15:23]
mircea_popescu it's either consumer 50 or else spend 5mn. [15:23]
mircea_popescu exactly like with wines. [15:23]
mircea_popescu and that's a hole that's there for thermodynamic reasons too. nobody made it. [15:24]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: see, if we're gedankenexperimenting about a mass-produced equivalent of 'pogo', then unreliable hardware can be rationalized, 'отряд не заметил потери бойца' (TM) - what's one flipped bit. if we're gedankening about a 'wallet' - whole other ball game [15:24]
mircea_popescu i don't imagine the wallet can ever be anything but pc. [15:24]
asciilifeform z80 [15:24]
mircea_popescu of the most common, ordinary or typical kind. [15:24]
asciilifeform i actually don't much like the rf-loudness of pc [15:25]
Chillum <-- due to cosmic rays you should always expect the possibility of a bit flipping at random in your memory [15:25]
asciilifeform esp. the '90s collectibles you and i are fond of [15:25]
assbot DEF CON 19 - Artem Dinaburg - Bit-squatting: DNS Hijacking Without Exploitation - YouTube ... ( ) [15:25]
asciilifeform !s bitsquatting [15:25]
mircea_popescu no other consideration can beat the advantages of commonality i dun think. [15:25]
assbot 8 results for 'bitsquatting' : [15:25]
mircea_popescu Chillum that's why he's such an error correction fanboi. [15:26]
Chillum I wonder if that would work on an address [15:26]
asciilifeform anyway there is a reason i don't work on wallets [15:26]
Chillum what if the error happens in your cpu or hard drive cache? [15:26]
mircea_popescu we don't talk about that (tm) [15:26]
asciilifeform 'skin in the game' problem [15:26]
Chillum lol, [15:26]
mats there's a checksum at the end of an address no? [15:26]
mircea_popescu there is yes. [15:26]
Chillum yes, in theory it could change after it is checked though [15:27]
Chillum but I think that would invalidate the contract [15:27]
asciilifeform and a proper auditable and tandem-cpu'd 'wallet' would cost more than anyone is willing to pay. [15:27]
Chillum so I _think_ it is not an issue. [15:27]
asciilifeform anything less, i don't have any interest in signing my name on. [15:27]
mircea_popescu "and if i find a ten foot tall transparent (not translucent!!!) woman, i might stick my penis into her [15:27]
mircea_popescu anything else... buzoff!" [15:27]
nubbins` <+mircea_popescu> it's either consumer 50 or else spend 5mn. exactly like wines. <<< exactly like *everything*. you'll mollify some rubes with "prosumer" but that's really just $50 with more chrome [15:28]
mircea_popescu ikr? [15:28]
mats after some reinvestigation, SECDED ECC is not good enough to stop row hammering, because it can cause many bit flips. Halvar, et al found up to 25 flipped bits [15:28]
Chillum wine can cost more than $50??? [15:28]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: let's put it this way. if i built a wallet, and put my x btc in it, no one would say 'this fella really means business' [15:28]
asciilifeform the folks with xxxxx will not be convinced. [15:28]
mircea_popescu Chillum yes. [15:28]
asciilifeform as they shouldn't be. [15:29]
Chillum a bottle that big would be hard to carry [15:29]
Chillum I guess it would be a box at that size [15:29]
mircea_popescu yes yes, we get it, very funny mr facetious joke [15:29]
Chillum lol [15:29]
asciilifeform mats: if you treat 'rowhammering' as a statistical phenomenon, instead of allowing the enemy to induce arbitrary memory access patterns on the machine, it is considerably easier to deal with. [15:29]
Chillum how did you know my nick name? [15:30]
asciilifeform 'plug the correct end of a funnel.' (TM) (al schwartz) [15:30]
mircea_popescu Chillum i paid $100 for a bottle of knowledge. [15:30]
* assbot removes voice from Bagels7 [15:30]
mircea_popescu Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. << this is me trying to alter eulora database. because you really want a mmorpg server that segfaults when game designers futz with game data. [15:31]
nubbins` bbq? in argentina? get out 8) [15:31]
asciilifeform it's either consumer 50 or else spend 5mn. exactly like wines. << mircea_popescu probably did not intend this double meaning, but it is EXACTLY like wines at this point. because the 5mn computer you can get today is not actually any but a cosmetic 'golden toilet' improvement over the 50. [15:31]
mircea_popescu no, i intended it. [15:32]
asciilifeform i think there are some fascinating surprises waiting for buyers of surplus 'boeing', 'lockheed', etc. [15:32]
asciilifeform there -was- a time when 5mn meant that you get tandem, cosmicray-proof, etc. [15:32]
asciilifeform in fact, [15:32]
chetty mircea_popescu, to be fair it doesnt kill a running server, just keeps it from starting :P [15:32]
asciilifeform !s tandem nonstop [15:32]
assbot 0 results for 'tandem nonstop' : [15:32]
mircea_popescu << me bashing the "better car is a luxury car" notion in 2010. [15:32]
assbot Masini bune si masini de lux pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. ... ( ) [15:32]
asciilifeform ;;google tandem nonstop [15:33]
gribble Tandem Computers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: ; NonStop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: ; HP Integrity NonStop Servers - HP Servers | HP® Official Site: [15:33]
mircea_popescu chetty tru that. [15:33]
asciilifeform ^ defunct co. [15:33]
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nubbins` well ya know. luxury branded as such is precisely marketed towards the aspirational [15:33]
asciilifeform [15:33]
nubbins` actual luxury doesn't take out ad space in GQ [15:33]
assbot Tandem Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia ... ( ) [15:33]
asciilifeform nubbins`: 'luxury' isn't quite the concept i had in mind, but 'if this cpu flips a bit, kingdoms fall' [15:34]
mircea_popescu nubbins` the key of the article being, that if there's a genuinely "Better" anything, it will be in the mass market item, because the savings there are major. nobody is foregoing putting a GOOD something in an item that gets baked > 100mn units. [15:34]
asciilifeform nukexury [15:34]
mircea_popescu meanwhile, if there's some dubious / experimental stuff, it gets put into the luxury item [15:34]
Chillum store crucial info in a 5 way parity strip [15:34]
mircea_popescu because car makers, like any software designers, are more than willing to externalise their costs [15:34]
nubbins` if this cpu flips a bit, burial at space [15:34]
mircea_popescu exactly along the lines described in "you're the kid not good enough to sling dope" [15:35]
Chillum stripe that is [15:35]
mircea_popescu ie, let our rich customers pay for our automotive research. [15:35]
asciilifeform nubbins`: see how this is a somewhat different market from 'mercedes' [15:35]
nubbins` mircea_popescu a good example of this is when the nintendo wii came out, and researchers the world over started buying wiimotes for their labs [15:35]
nubbins` 3-axis gyro and accelerometers for $40 [15:35]
mircea_popescu actual luxury doesn't take out ad space in GQ << this is really just a more benign and socially acceptable restatement of alf's meta-nsa thesis. [15:35]
nubbins` in a nice case too! [15:35]
mircea_popescu yup. [15:36]
mircea_popescu exactly. [15:36]
asciilifeform Chillum: reliable computing is somewhat more than parity calculations. ('voting' protocols, heterogeneous cpus calculating same problem, etc) [15:36]
asciilifeform anyone have tlp's rolex article handy ? [15:36]
mircea_popescu "heterogenous cpus calculating same problem" seems to me like you maybe had too much of the good stuff. [15:36]
asciilifeform (re: 'actual luxury has no ads') [15:36]
Chillum valid point, no amount of checking will solve a race condition [15:36]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: this was actually done [15:37]
mircea_popescu for what ? [15:37]
asciilifeform it is the only pill (other than 'fits in head') against boojums like intel's fpu bug [15:37]
funkenstein_ does that describe bitcoin? [15:37]
mircea_popescu (i save the "but provably ?" for later) [15:37]
asciilifeform for what << for spacecraft, but don't have the needed citation handy [15:37]
mircea_popescu funkenstein_ yes, with the bonus that forks. [15:37]
Chillum you can induce random failures in RAM for testing purposes with a hair dryer [15:38]
Chillum not good for the ram though [15:38]
mircea_popescu isn't this more 90s sort of stuff ? [15:38]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: the interesting thing is that if you confine the proof requirements to the consensus circuit, problem becomes actually manageable [15:38]
nubbins` big boys use a b&d heat gun [15:38]
asciilifeform because it isn't turing-complete [15:38]
Chillum best case scenario would be to fail safe, instead of fail silently [15:38]
asciilifeform Chillum: sometimes you want 'fail deadly' [15:39]
mircea_popescu "this is your new computer ms. robinson. and to repeat our warning : if you misspell it will whip you." [15:39]
nubbins` asciilifeform mircea_popescu why not just invent yourselves a friedcat and scoop up some investor fundz, sell a line of USB BITCOIN ERUPTORZ for 2btc each [15:39]
nubbins` ;p [15:39]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: l0l, the proverbial nazi method of teaching typing [15:40]
Chillum kickstarter [15:40]
asciilifeform electric (as in chair) typewriter [15:40]
nubbins` (speaking of externalizing costs) [15:40]
mircea_popescu nubbins` wait wut ? [15:40]
nubbins` ha [15:40]
Chillum any project can benefit from OPM [15:40]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform you know, most people that survived a halon dump also heard the pov that "the machine just does that when it's displeased" [15:40]
nubbins` mircea_popescu asicminer made *thousands* of btc selling those useless keychain miners [15:41]
asciilifeform nubbins`: interesting observation is that the 'friedcat algorithm' only worked because miners can be let secretly to sit and mine, amplifying the proceeds of that scam [15:41]
nubbins` nod [15:41]
nubbins` this is true [15:41]
nubbins` first out of the gate, they probably still haven't counted all their money [15:41]
asciilifeform nubbins`: if they merely collected and sat on the money, there could have been no question of covering fab costs [15:42]
mircea_popescu well the reason they haven't is that wallet code is so damned bad. [15:42]
asciilifeform and especially not if they had used actual ab initio fab instead of 'hard copy fpga' [15:42]
asciilifeform (which is 1/10th to 1/5th the cost of the Real Deal) [15:42]
asciilifeform speaking of 'luxury' and orcish misunderstanding of the concept, iirc ru has the world's only aston martin showroom where -folks actually buy and drive off- [15:44]
mircea_popescu this because russians know enough to not have it any other way. [15:44]
asciilifeform to explain, such a machine in the rest of the world is built custom - seat with the skin of favourite deceased pet jaguar, etc. [15:44]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform from the other pov, because in the rest of the world this machine is part of bezzleworld. [15:45]
Chillum They want a custom built auto, but they want it already made and waiting for them [15:45]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: normally it is presented as 'poor ru schmucks haven't learned how to be correctly rich yet' [15:45]
mircea_popescu better than the volga! [15:45]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform and there is truth to that, yes. but not just. [15:46]
mircea_popescu otherwise, why'd anyone care. [15:46]
Chillum they like Rolexes too [15:46]
asciilifeform they think 'rich' means they walk in and spend 10**4 times the money and walk out with consumer box, but same overall dynamic [15:46]
mircea_popescu well... [15:46]
mircea_popescu i made hotel reservations for you lot, right ? [15:46]
mircea_popescu clerk is "all the guarantee we'll want is a cc" [15:46]
mircea_popescu "i don't use cc, and this will be paid in cash" [15:46]
mircea_popescu ima have to cart bricks of cash to the hotel nao. and i will. [15:47]
mircea_popescu because, poor ex-billionaire mp doesn't know how to be a ex-billionaire correctly, like whatever frail us schmuck. [15:47]
* asciilifeform thought only in usa was cash spat on this way [15:47]
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chetty argies use almost all cash, hotels are for touristas [15:48]
asciilifeform Sh [15:48]
asciilifeform Ah [15:48]
mircea_popescu it's a halfway world, right ? i hope you survive the indignity :) [15:49]
asciilifeform l0l [15:49]
mircea_popescu it's not 100% us! [15:49]
* asciilifeform is accustomed to the chemically-pure gut-dissolving 100 percent u.s [15:49]
mircea_popescu how did the timisoara one look from that pov ? [15:49]
chetty thats a point, you guys might get chem withdrawl [15:50]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: it looked like valhalla [15:50]
mircea_popescu o rly ? then this should be ok. [15:50]
mircea_popescu literally across the plaza from the casa rosada. [15:50]
* nubbins` recalls staying in Crowne Plaza Bogota and cutting up a particularly dense turd with a sterling silver butter knife so it would flush [15:50]
mircea_popescu suites, too. [15:50]
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mircea_popescu !b 2 [15:50]
mircea_popescu ahahaha what! [15:50]
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nubbins` srs!!! [15:50]
nubbins` this was after 2 weeks in the jungles and slumming around small towns [15:51]
mircea_popescu dude, try eating some greens sometime. [15:51]
nubbins` mi estomago [15:51]
nubbins` notfun.jpg tried cutting in half, wasn't enough, had to slice it like a fuckin pepperoni [15:51]
nubbins` :( [15:51]
trinque hahahaha [15:51]
mircea_popescu this is possibly the weirdest thing i ever heard [15:52]
mircea_popescu did you put it on a plate ? [15:52]
asciilifeform nubbins`: there are actually locales in usa with pipes so narrow, that this is sop [15:52]
nubbins` ahahahah [15:52]
asciilifeform except that folks buy specially constructed toilets [15:52]
asciilifeform with something like a food processor built in to the pedestal [15:52]
trinque or you just pinch it every couple links [15:52]
* asciilifeform is not, unfortunately, making this up [15:52]
nubbins` mircea_popescu cut right in the bowl, natch [15:52]
trinque old buildings, well known not to drop the whole load at once [15:52]
nubbins` would have left it, but travelling partner also had to take huge dump [15:52]
mircea_popescu who does this [15:52]
nubbins` and the peril scared us [15:52]
nubbins` afaik only me :/ [15:53]
Chillum my toilet works [15:53]
funkenstein_ lol nubbins [15:53]
nubbins` for now. [15:53]
funkenstein_ speaking of bogota you see the pics of hail last week? [15:53]
mircea_popescu i hate to break it to you nubbins` but this is really not normal. [15:53]
mircea_popescu it may be how scatophilia begins. [15:53]
nubbins` DUDE I HAD NO OTHER CHOICE [15:53]
Chillum that is what all scatophiles say [15:53]
trinque could've just left it and never looked back [15:53]
trinque tragedy of the commons [15:53]
nubbins` trinque <+nubbins`> would have left it, but travelling partner also had to take huge dump [15:54]
nubbins` my shame prevented me from asking for a new room [15:54]
trinque just a bigger tragedy then [15:54]
Chillum cutting it up when you have it is not that strange. Telling people about it though... [15:54]
mircea_popescu "hello concierge ? yes i need a new room please, this one is full of shit." [15:54]
trinque I worked in a hotel once; this would not be the worst thing to encounter [15:54]
mircea_popescu Chillum no the telling is normal. [15:54]
trinque at least the turd was in the can, not the bed [15:54]
nubbins` heh [15:55]
mircea_popescu amateur shit processing however... [15:55]
nubbins` anyways $100usd buys you a very large amount of nice hotel room in .co [15:55]
asciilifeform ;;google macerator [15:55]
gribble Macerator - Industrial-Craft-Wiki: ; Macerator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: ; Bathroom Anywhere Macerator Pump 120 Volt-38724.0 - Home Depot: [15:55]
trinque asciilifeform: final nub question; where's the list of these crossdev targets? [15:55]
trinque ^ is a lie [15:55]
asciilifeform gcc 'configure' --help, iirc [15:56]
trinque ty [15:56]
asciilifeform << l0l!! >> 'Ideal for basements, man-caves,...' [15:57]
assbot Bathroom Anywhere Macerator Pump 120 Volt-38724.0 - The Home Depot ... ( ) [15:57]
nubbins` buildroot make is still bailing out while trying to compile -- no joke -- tar 1.28 [15:57]
nubbins` this is how i learned the tar ecosystem is actually a fucking nightmare [15:57]
nubbins` and linux, bsd, osx implementations are all almost wholly incompatible [15:58]
asciilifeform nubbins`: please consider using a real computer, or if you must crapple - a vm [15:58]
nubbins` asciilifeform this was kinda the final straw [15:58]
nubbins` individual packages, i don't mind kludging [15:58]
nubbins` but i have no interest in dismantling buildroot from the top down [15:59]
nubbins` will steal wifey's machine this eve [15:59]
asciilifeform [16:00]
assbot Kitchen & Bathroom News | Saniflo introduces slim-line macerator pump ... ( ) [16:00]
asciilifeform ^ l0l re: pin-up in this ad [16:00]
mircea_popescu this is how i learned the tar ecosystem is actually a fucking nightmare << it's reallty very very bad. [16:01]
mircea_popescu and for that matter, the parallels between usg-poettering "working on" linux and usgavin "working on" bitcoin are utterly striking. [16:01]
mircea_popescu here's this monstruous pile of serious problems in dire need of a solution, and here's the transgenderqueer crowd fixing pronouns and breaking the scant few things that almost work. [16:02]
mircea_popescu and no, i don't propose that there's an actual office somewhere directing this braindamage. [16:02]
mircea_popescu it's just that moot subcultures at the end of their rope spew singlemindedness as a natural fermentation product. [16:03]
asciilifeform not that there is no office where hearn et al are given winks, nudges, and stacks of benjies [16:03]
mircea_popescu i doubt poettering for isntance as much as saw a whiff of a whiff of that. [16:04]
asciilifeform (does poettering have a 'day job' ? and, if so, what is it?) [16:04]
mircea_popescu he has a boss in rh who has a boss who has an orlov who has an etc. six strings long, the flea circus. [16:04]
mircea_popescu it's being a bitch for dubious usg contractors. [16:04]
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-assbot- You voiced jdjfjfucuysbebej for 30 minutes. [16:04]
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jdjfjfucuysbebej Hi [16:04]
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mircea_popescu ello. [16:04]
jdjfjfucuysbebej Why do you need to be upped? [16:05]
asciilifeform meowmix ? [16:05]
danielpbarron !up Bagels7 [16:05]
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mircea_popescu i don't need to be upped. you do. [16:05]
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jdjfjfucuysbebej Why [16:05]
mircea_popescu so this difference between us is enforced in a way you can't ignore. [16:05]
jdjfjfucuysbebej Yeah [16:05]
danielpbarron so "uppity" [16:06]
mircea_popescu lol [16:06]
nubbins` !down jdjfjfucuysbebej [16:06]
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nubbins` dat androirc@ [16:06]
mircea_popescu well at least he got his isp to give him a new ip. [16:06]
nubbins` yeah! [16:06]
nubbins` it's like 1.5x as much ip as last time [16:07]
mircea_popescu which - the cunts - made an ipv6. such service. [16:07]
asciilifeform seems like he's on a pNohe [16:07]
asciilifeform hence new ip [16:07]
nubbins` ah! [16:07]
mircea_popescu any good gf pov ? [16:07]
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mircea_popescu holy shit 28 ? MEAT TONIGHT! [16:08]
trinque for the other crossdev newbs, gcc -dumpmachine will (I think?) give what must be plonked into crossdev --target [16:08]
mats it rises [16:09]
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mircea_popescu asciilifeform so random ssd question for you. aren't the reads destructive just as writes are ? how come not if not ? [16:10]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: read measures charge. high-impedance circuit, so 'bubble' isn't moving [16:10]
asciilifeform hence no appreciable ion migration. [16:11]
mircea_popescu but! [16:11]
mircea_popescu these cells are tiny. [16:11]
mircea_popescu how the fuck do they measure charge without altering it [16:11]
asciilifeform not -that- tiny. [16:11]
Chillum blocks are rewritten on a schedule in most firmware I think [16:11]
Chillum part of wear levelling [16:11]
asciilifeform Chillum: that wasn't the question [16:12]
mircea_popescu Chillum that was more of a "we want this hardware to last 25 months exactly" marketin thing i thought [16:12]
Chillum I guess I misunderstood [16:12]
nubbins` dat NTFS write scheme [16:12]
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mircea_popescu asciilifeform how tiny ? afaik the controlling factor limitng memory atm is that they can't make it thinner than it is because single layer silicone and tunelling becoems a thing. [16:13]
mircea_popescu well if that's the case... [16:13]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: 'read-disturb' is a thing, yes [16:13]
asciilifeform but, iirc, small. [16:13]
asciilifeform but not zero. [16:13]
mircea_popescu how much of a thing ? 100 reads ? 1mn reads ? [16:13]
mircea_popescu what's the per-read LD50 of memory i wish to know! [16:13]
nubbins` you want that in mg/kg? [16:14]
mircea_popescu lol [16:14]
mircea_popescu nah, count per capita. [16:14]
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nubbins` nb [16:15]
asciilifeform afaik there is no published data. [16:15]
asciilifeform other than 'it exists' and 'commercial nand flash controllers compensate in proprietary ways' (l0l yes) [16:16]
mircea_popescu interesting huh. [16:16]
mircea_popescu anyways. [16:16]
asciilifeform my understanding is that 'read-disturb' is largely temporary. [16:16]
mircea_popescu why would it be temporary ? [16:17]
nubbins` bbl food! [16:17]
asciilifeform because results from residual charge from neighbouring signal to select the row/col. to read. [16:17]
asciilifeform rather than a 'reflashing' of a bit. [16:17]
mircea_popescu then this isn't really the effect i was talking about [16:17]
mircea_popescu but a sort of low level rowhammer [16:17]
Chillum 'commercial nand flash controllers compensate in proprietary ways' = rewriting the block every X reads [16:17]
mircea_popescu yeah. [16:18]
asciilifeform -consecutive- reads [16:18]
asciilifeform thinkaboutit [16:18]
asciilifeform or you'd need a whole other array to count. [16:18]
asciilifeform turtles for the turtles to stand on. [16:18]
mircea_popescu i think they count by row [16:18]
mircea_popescu and reflash by row [16:18]
Chillum plus retiring nands and using unused ones after X accesses. One of the ways they hide decay [16:18]
mircea_popescu i know they write per row in any case. [16:18]
asciilifeform [16:19]
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asciilifeform ^ small likbez [16:19]
Chillum not sure about the exact granularity [16:19]
mircea_popescu in any case about 1/4 of the total capacity of a ssd is not actually shown the os. [16:20]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: in recent devices, even more. [16:20]
mircea_popescu there's ample room in there to count by row, and keep reserves etc. [16:20]
mircea_popescu right. [16:20]
Chillum nice link [16:21]
asciilifeform 'hammers' were always somewhat interesting. who here remembers 'walking drum disks' ? [16:21]
Chillum from the wall? [16:22]
asciilifeform also a kind of 'software hammer' where unbalanced rotor effect was induced [16:22]
asciilifeform those things could easily walk through a cement wall [16:22]
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mircea_popescu anyone know a fast and painless way to make subtitles for a youtube ? [16:28]
funkenstein_ i was asking a database guy about log structured databases like the blockchain [16:31]
funkenstein_ he told me to read about ssd filesystems [16:31]
funkenstein_ and no, sorry, i don't [16:31]
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gribble Closed Captioning Services - Home Page: ; Closed Captioning Service | Subtitles: ; Captionlabs: Closed Caption Service, Closed Captioning Services: [17:08]
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trinque got muh cross compiler cross compilin' [17:11]
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trinque how bout some sacrificial cats? [17:12]
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trinque changing the arch in didn't seem to work [17:25]
trinque saw it using system g++ anyway, failed to link the result [17:25]
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trinque found the relevant patches [17:33]
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mircea_popescu jurov hm ? [17:34]
mod6 trinque: what OS/arch ? [17:35]
trinque mod6: trying to cross compile for the pogo [17:35]
mod6 oh, ok. [17:35]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: fansub << yes! [17:43]
asciilifeform [17:43]
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assbot Моя мастерская with subtitles | Amara ... ( ) [17:43]
asciilifeform ^ i used it to fansub a youtube [17:43]
asciilifeform deadly simple [17:43]
asciilifeform (won't overlay on youtube unless you're the one who posted the film, naturally) [17:44]
asciilifeform i searched far and wide for a fansub tool, ended up with that [17:44]
asciilifeform << correct link for sub [17:45]
assbot Моя мастерская with subtitles | Amara ... ( ) [17:45]
asciilifeform trinque: the absolute best way to do crossdev, imho, is 1) have a gentoo box and use 'crossdev' emerge tool which magically builds the toolchains correctly 2) wait for buildroot [17:48]
trinque asciilifeform: I have crossdev and built a simple main.c which ran on the pogo [17:49]
asciilifeform (or don't wait, if you download the stock version and build the 'sheevaplug' thing - it gives almost usable kernel) [17:49]
asciilifeform (re: that film: no, i am not personally acquainted with the fella who made the film.) [17:50]
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ben_vulpes trinque: a hack that i've seen to work is building for arch in a docker container [17:53]
ben_vulpes ymmv [17:53]
ben_vulpes but that's how bizpartner compiles his flugenputer [17:54]
trinque ben_vulpes: really just waiting for someone to say " doesn't do that yet" so I am aware of whether I'm wasting time fixing it :D [17:54]
trinque seems mad about the arch being passed to the openssl compile, which could either be me not having the right environment encantations or who knows [17:54]
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ben_vulpes odd image [17:55]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu et al.: instructive re: earlier thread today >>*%5D [17:55]
assbot sata - Octopart [17:55]
asciilifeform ^ note the prices. [17:55]
asciilifeform summary: the cheapest commercially-advertised microcontroller with integrates sata costs more than 'pogo' even in qty. 10,000+. [17:58]
asciilifeform -the chip alone.- [17:58]
asciilifeform not even speaking of board, ram, ethernet magnetics & connector, ..., .... [17:58]
asciilifeform commercially, that is, in the public english-speaking world. [17:58]
asciilifeform i am very much hoping to be proven mistaken about this! [17:59]
asciilifeform (and no, didn't only check the meta-search engine 'octopart' but every single one of my favourite suppliers.) [18:00]
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nubbins` asciilifeform re: octopart: lel, think we can run turdel on an Atmel Butterfly? :S [18:10]
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nubbins` <+mircea_popescu> anyone know a fast and painless way to make subtitles for a youtube ? <<< [18:11]
assbot Add Captions to Any Youtube Video - Caption Generator ... ( ) [18:11]
nubbins` mircea_popescu also for top lel: [18:12]
assbot woodcollector hitler - Caption Generator ... ( ) [18:12]
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asciilifeform nubbins`: where's the sata and Gb ethernet ? [18:15]
nubbins` dude it has a piezo speaker and a pin for your lapel, what more do you want? [18:15]
nubbins` anyway long+short we'll never get a deal like the pogos until, well, the next pogo-like thing comes along [18:16]
nubbins` i doubt pogo paid less than $18/unit. [18:17]
nubbins` (for those wondering how $18 can turn profit for amazon sellers -- the current sellers are likely the ones who scooped up pallet loads at $7ea in prior years) [18:18]
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jurov googled too lizard hitler and... we gotta use this pic sometime [18:23]
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jurov what about a contest - best memepic made out of it? [18:25]
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mircea_popescu asciilifeform a danke [18:34]
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nubbins` MFW an avr butterfly costs more than a SATA pogo [18:36]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform nice. [18:36]
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mircea_popescu asciilifeform in fairness, there's 0 price sensitivity from 1 to 10k. pleads against octosite being too useful. [18:37]
nubbins` almost none of the items give price breaks beyond 100 [18:38]
nubbins` some, not even then [18:38]
mircea_popescu yeah well... [18:38]
d9b4bef9 danielpbarron davout deedbot- diametric dignork donpillou dooglus dub [18:38]
mircea_popescu !up d9b4bef9 [18:38]
-assbot- You voiced d9b4bef9 for 30 minutes. [18:38]
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mircea_popescu " Blowing up 0-confirm transactions is vandalism." [19:00]
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mircea_popescu lol at these kids. vandalism, racism, chauvinism et all. the bad words of a new generation. [19:00]
nubbins` anything to be gained by enabling mmu support in buildroot? spidey sense says no [19:01]
mircea_popescu i can't see what it'd help [19:01]
mircea_popescu "It’s absolutely essential for buying stuff in shops. A currency that can’t be used to buy a newspaper on the street is not going to be seen as a real currency by the man on that street." << again and again with this nonsense. what the "man on the street" sees or doesn't see, accepts or hates, whatever the fuck is entirely unimportant. [19:02]
mircea_popescu not that i think the replace by fee idea is worth implementing, but the reasons given are lulzy. [19:02]
mircea_popescu for the record : a node can do this currently, if a node feels like doing this currently. whether we like it or not is immaterial, really. some miners tried it historically, but it's generally speaking dumb an' so it never caught on. [19:04]
nubbins` <+mircea_popescu> lol at these kids. vandalism, racism, chauvinism et all. the bad words of a new generation. <<< hurtyfeelism [19:04]
nubbins` man on the street using special drawing rights to purchase a coffee [19:04]
mircea_popescu myeah. it's just... utterly confused. [19:04]
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mircea_popescu sort-of like seeing footballers trying to reason about medicine. that's what this entire "buncha derpy kids + some usg moles debating bitcoin" looks to me : like a bunch of nfl picks got parachuted in senegal, and are now trying to get themselves cured of tb [19:05]
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mircea_popescu "maybe if we hit it really hard with THIS rock!" [19:05]
mircea_popescu "dude you threw the rock like a girl" [19:05]
mircea_popescu "nu uh urmom!" [19:06]
mircea_popescu etc etc [19:06]
nubbins` oh wow, osx actually shipped with bsd-tar AND gnu-tar until 10.9 [19:06]
jurov re: reliable computers vs. luxury cars...apples and oranges [19:09]
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mircea_popescu industrial products are industrial products. all of them. without exception. exactly the same thing. [19:10]
mircea_popescu and, for that matter, the very people in the more "advanced" economies are by now exactly industrial products. [19:10]
jurov i haven't heard about "luxury car" with doubled or triply-redundant engine and other stuff [19:10]
jurov to achieve 99.9999 whatever uptime [19:10]
mircea_popescu the exact way reliability is implemented depends more on the context neh ? [19:10]
mircea_popescu you ever heard of car that won't start ? [19:11]
jurov yes. and luxury ones, too [19:11]
mircea_popescu i haven't. [19:11]
mircea_popescu (luxury i mean) [19:11]
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jurov better comparison would be a car that can go for years without service break [19:12]
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jurov or serviceable during movement [19:13]
mircea_popescu ok [19:13]
jurov hence, apples and oranges [19:13]
mircea_popescu lol @hearn : "So: money is not a mathematical construct. It’s a social construct. The fact that Bitcoin uses some fairly basic maths to coordinate social decisions over the internet doesn’t change that." [19:13]
mircea_popescu apparently the eater-of-worlds interepretation of bitcoin got some pretty high level people involved. [19:14]
mircea_popescu yes derps, "money" as in usd is a social construct. money as in bitcoin is not a social construct. [19:14]
mircea_popescu this is why we're here. cause the superset of your shit is the way to clean your shit out of this world. [19:14]
nubbins` money is not a mathematical construct? [19:14]
mircea_popescu eh, he has a skeleton of good points, on which he plants the usual bs. [19:15]
* nubbins` invites hearn to use money without numbers [19:15]
mircea_popescu kinda par for the course for assets rly. [19:15]
nubbins` what next, statistics is not a mathematical construct? [19:16]
mircea_popescu notably, he's on medium. [19:16]
mircea_popescu nubbins` nothing's anything and if you have a business obama made that business [19:16]
mircea_popescu check your privilege. [19:16]
nubbins` D: [19:16]
mircea_popescu but anyway : usd is currently trying to use money without numbers. [19:17]
mircea_popescu which ties in quite hysterically into the romanian expression "Fara numar" [19:17]
mircea_popescu which is very instructive, because it's gypsytalk for "a lot of money". which is the problem of being a gypsy : very good social, very poor maths, failure to thrive in the world. [19:18]
mircea_popescu < illustrations. [19:19]
assbot fara numar - Google zoeken ... ( ) [19:19]
TomServo << I'm curious to flesh this out a bit. [19:20]
assbot Logged on 28-03-2015 16:44:11; mircea_popescu: Chillum completely unrelated : do you have any fucking idea how desired a bitcoin host is here ? [19:20]
mircea_popescu TomServo you couldn't have missed it in the logs ? we want a bitcoin hosting corp. [19:20]
mircea_popescu what rg was supposed to run before going nuts. [19:20]
TomServo Say a guy had a nearly a racks worth a few generations old HP gear his workplace was going to get rid of.. and his own private stash of similiar era network gear. [19:21]
mircea_popescu so start a dc. [19:21]
TomServo And could be inspired to seek out colo pricing.. would this be of interest as a starting point? [19:21]
nubbins` mircea_popescu lel [19:21]
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mircea_popescu very [19:22]
nubbins` (for bonus lel, "related pictures" #2) [19:22]
nubbins` algorithm: "oh, here's a dude blowing a big hair-icicle. this works." [19:22]
mircea_popescu nubbins` in romanian, it's a thing. [19:24]
mircea_popescu (literally that means "unbounded talent", but in that context talent would strictly denote a whore's talent, and it is only used ironically. so it's an apt caption for a teenager derping with a faux cock) [19:25]
TomServo mircea_popescu: I'd imagine being usian based would be a problem, tho? [19:25]
mircea_popescu TomServo lock the cages, superglue the locks lol [19:25]
nubbins` [19:26]
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TomServo mircea_popescu: heh, I'm for it! I'm honestly trying consider it here... though I feel I might need a financial attorney to sort everything out given my locale. [19:26]
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nubbins` if i forgot english i'd learn it again for cohen [19:26]
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mircea_popescu TomServo colocation is a service, ship them to fucking malysia if you care. [19:27]
TomServo mircea_popescu: It's an option I suppose.. but I was thinking my hands of the hardware would be a big piece of what I'm selling. [19:28]
mircea_popescu alrighty, that also. [19:28]
mircea_popescu i'm just saying, the need is there. as long as you clearly advertise what exactly you do and then stick to it exactly... it'll have custom. [19:28]
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TomServo Well I'll ponder it some more and welcome any further feedback on the aging infrastructure being proposed and it's utility. [19:30]
TomServo its* :) [19:30]
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mircea_popescu the one serious problem for you, or anyone else trying to do business in the us (say, cisco) is that sooner or later your government will try and rape you with those "secret legal proceedings" bs. [19:31]
mircea_popescu at that point, you'll be in the lavamail seat. either you become complicit with the criminals, or else you'll be prosecuted by the criminals. [19:32]
mircea_popescu (either side's claim as to the criminality of the other being unresolvable, since no rule of law, since "secret proceedings") [19:33]
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TomServo Right, so doing this in the US is simply untenable - no? [19:36]
mircea_popescu but i guess you could do something like the traditional "We have received no unmentionable paperwork from local band of criminals" monthly announcement [19:36]
mircea_popescu since you can't be legally compelled to actually lie. [19:36]
mircea_popescu it'll be a tough walk tho. [19:36]
mircea_popescu well, it's tenable if you're looking to pick a fight. [19:36]
TomServo This being the 'warrant canary'? [19:37]
mircea_popescu yea [19:37]
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assbot US Government Makes Slight Concession in Twitter’s Warrant-Canary Suit | Just Security ... ( ) [19:39]
jurov TomServo: I want to do hosting too, but wanted a partner [19:40]
trinque "the government concedes that companies who have never received any kind of national-security request from the government and who are not bound by other nondisclosure provisions vis-à-vis the government may lawfully publish warrant canaries publicizing that fact." [19:40]
trinque so, better start with one, it seems [19:40]
trinque other relevant info worth reading there [19:41]
TomServo jurov: Thoughts on the discussion so far? [19:41]
jurov physical hw location does not matter to me, can be the best korea or whatever [19:42]
jurov and if you did not have the offer, i can shop around here [19:43]
jurov or perhaps having both us and eu right from the start would be best [19:43]
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mircea_popescu ah yes, the famous rsync one [19:44]
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mircea_popescu but they use a shitty signature shceme and wtf, reference bitcoin block hashes already [19:44]
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mircea_popescu jurov eu understood as slovakia is particularly useful. [19:45]
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jurov yes, it may end up in czech rep or so [19:46]
trinque asciilifeform: any opposition to me adding a parameter for a few predefined architectures in [19:47]
mircea_popescu the czechs should totally go back to kingdom [19:47]
trinque I've got it cross-compiling nicely from a gentoo host, currently munching through boost [19:47]
mats i wouldn't mind lending a hand if you're looking for help [19:48]
trinque ben_vulpes: "monkey humping a football" << couldn't be a more apt description of the process I used to get crossdev working with [19:48]
funkenstein_ i have used with no trouble yet [19:48]
TomServo jurov: what do you mean 'not have the offer'? [19:48]
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jurov you consider hosting because you got the gear offered, no? [19:49]
TomServo I'm interested in the prospect in general.. the hardware availablity just being a perk. I was curious if there was legitmate interest in this hardware specifically. [19:50]
jurov if it does not have features like iLO remote pwnkit, that is considered plus here [19:51]
mircea_popescu lol [19:51]
TomServo heh of course.. unfortunately.. these have it. [19:52]
mircea_popescu b-a sourced host, this should be interesting. [19:52]
mircea_popescu jurov "HP iLO - The preferred IT administrator in every ProLiant server" you fudster you. [19:53]
mircea_popescu "HP iLO functions out-of-the-box without additional software installation regardless of the servers' state of operation giving you complete access to your server from any location via a web browser or the iLO Mobile App" [19:53]
mircea_popescu i hope it has ssl. you know, for the api. [19:54]
jurov overall, being able to learn on cheap older stuff is nice to have [19:54]
mircea_popescu TomServo incidentally, they being your machines, you can take a hammer at parts. [19:54]
jurov imo [19:54]
TomServo I agree. [19:54]
mircea_popescu "what's the most important tool in the arsenal of the security consultant ?" [19:55]
mircea_popescu "a #3 chisel" [19:55]
* trinque wonders what the fuck python headers have to do with boost [19:56]
jurov do you have USE=python set? [19:57]
jurov it may be the default [19:57]
trinque jurov: just running the [19:57]
trinque probably lots to be snipped out of the boost config [19:57]
trinque probably better to snip boost [19:57]
jurov this was discussed [19:58]
trinque I am well aware, just marveling at what I see in my terminal [19:58]
jurov and conclusion was, that any bigger c++ project needs it (or poor reimplementation of it) [19:58]
jurov kk [19:58]
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jurov so, TomServo? [20:00]
TomServo jurov: I'ma thinking. [20:01]
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Adlai aegis agorecki Apocalyptic artifexd Asa9t1 ascii_modem asciilifeform Asenath assbot Azelphur [20:06]
mircea_popescu !up ascii_modem [20:06]
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ascii_modem nubbins': linux with disabled mmu id... msdos!! in the bad sense [20:07]
ascii_modem *is [20:07]
ascii_modem in machine shop, ugh, cold fingers [20:08]
mircea_popescu why would you want to do software mmu ? [20:09]
ascii_modem 0 price sensitivity below 10k << false for all common parts. try it [20:09]
ascii_modem software mmu?! [20:09]
ascii_modem lol [20:10]
mircea_popescu what is it doing in linux then ? [20:10]
* mircea_popescu confused [20:10]
ascii_modem support -for- mmu [20:10]
mircea_popescu *tripletake* [20:10]
mircea_popescu oohhh. [20:10]
mircea_popescu thanks god someone reads these logs o.O [20:11]
ascii_modem but yeah for uniquely impoverished archs there is mmuless linux [20:11]
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ascii_modem canary << mega-lol, apple killed their canary. who noticed, who remembers now ? [20:14]
mircea_popescu me. [20:15]
ben_vulpes i noticed. [20:15]
ben_vulpes everyone i work with knows. [20:15]
ascii_modem and me aha [20:15]
mircea_popescu what, you think i don't like apple because of its hairdo ? [20:15]
ben_vulpes weird hairdos come with good bjs [20:16]
ben_vulpes (sometimes) [20:16]
mircea_popescu << country bumpkin reaches california. first day, burn the tits. next day, burn the butt. [20:16]
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ben_vulpes but this weird hairdo has the clap [20:16]
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mircea_popescu "don't like" != "weird" mr. [20:17]
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TomServo ascii_modem | canary << was hoping this would be mentioned. So what is the value? zilch? [20:18]
mircea_popescu pre dropping or post ? [20:19]
TomServo the apple case specifically [20:19]
ben_vulpes the honor of a few at the top. maybe. if they get out and come here. [20:20]
ben_vulpes for a btc host, not a bad idea. low cost. [20:21]
mircea_popescu meanwhile in a mexican jail, [20:21]
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jurov hue [20:28]
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* asciilifeform set up enormous power saw, other things, back now [20:34]
mircea_popescu not surprising. [20:34]
mircea_popescu but hey, at least they challenged patriarchy. [20:35]
asciilifeform mexican jail << possibly favourite of all the pics i've seen so far here [20:35]
ben_vulpes * asciilifeform set up enormous power saw << pics? [20:35]
asciilifeform it's a 'hitachi' [20:36]
asciilifeform did not occur to me to take a photo [20:36]
asciilifeform everyone already has this saw. [20:36]
ben_vulpes chop? [20:36]
asciilifeform (recced by diametric) [20:36]
jurov my mom was using "husqvarna" [20:36]
jurov sewing machine. [20:36]
mircea_popescu When the results were analyzed by age group and nationality, ETS got a shock. It turns out, says a new report, that Millennials in the U.S. fall short when it comes to the skills employers want most: literacy (including the ability to follow simple instructions), practical math, and — hold on to your hat — a category called “problem-solving in technology-rich environments.” [20:36]
asciilifeform << that one [20:36]
ben_vulpes really? [20:36]
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mircea_popescu "Not only do Gen Y Americans lag far behind their overseas peers by every measure, but they even score lower than other age groups of Americans." [20:37]
ben_vulpes asciilifeform: coulda sworm you said "enormous"... [20:37]
asciilifeform enormous compared to the tiny jeweler's saw i'm accustomed to [20:37]
ben_vulpes ah [20:37]
asciilifeform ben_vulpes probably imagined meat processing plant chopper for whole pigs / corpses [20:37]
funkenstein_ ETS got a shock <-- the funny bit [20:37]
mircea_popescu Altogether, the top U.S. Gen Yers, in the 90th percentile, “scored lower than their counterparts in 15 countries,” the report notes, “and only scored higher than their peers in Spain.” [20:38]
mircea_popescu pretty much exactly what one expected. [20:38]
ben_vulpes asciilifeform: i was honestly wondering about its orientation and axes of articulation. [20:38]
trinque mircea_popescu: the simple instructions bit is as much mental illness as it is literacy [20:38]
asciilifeform ^ [20:38]
trinque and that is largely due to terrible upbringing and terrible diet through formative years [20:38]
trinque current generation and below is probably irreparably fucked [20:39]
mircea_popescu diet has possibly less to do with it than gayness. [20:39]
trinque dunno, does mountain dew *cause* gayness? [20:39]
mircea_popescu well... "gayness", the faux cultural homosexuality the us came up with to try and avoid facing the actual problem [20:39]
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mircea_popescu anyway, human populations are not linear. the current twentysomething/late teens are completely discardable out of hand, like so much rag. [20:40]
mircea_popescu however, the next one will probably shine. [20:40]
mircea_popescu generations alternate. [20:40]
ben_vulpes actual problems to cut their teeth on. [20:40]
mircea_popescu in any case, it's for the nine year olds we're even building all this wot bitcoin etc stack [20:40]
* trinque nods [20:40]
mircea_popescu but when 2025 rolls around and late 30s/early 40s dumb fat fucks inquire as to why we're fucking teenagers [20:41]
mircea_popescu the answer will be a uniform, resounding "because you're fucking stupid" [20:41]
mircea_popescu "every chance you had, you blew it!" [20:41]
trinque I'm trying to find a figure on the number of USAians on psychiatric meds [20:41]
trinque's high, whatever it is [20:41]
mircea_popescu like a third ? [20:41]
trinque that or higher, I'd wager [20:42]
asciilifeform counting the ones in the drinking water or no ? [20:42]
trinque one thing I wait eagerly to see is when those run dry [20:42]
trinque asciilifeform: no, but of course all pollutants come to the party [20:42]
mircea_popescu What does that mean for U.S. employers hiring people born since 1980? Goodman notes that hiring managers shouldn’t overestimate the practical value of a four-year degree. True, U.S. Millennials with college credentials did score higher on the PIAAC than Americans with only a high school diploma (albeit less well than college grads in most other countries). [20:42]
mircea_popescu lmao! most expensive mit in the world. also only place in the world where mit grads can not use a battery to light a bulb. [20:43]
asciilifeform the exam that only measures what it wants to measure and not first and mostly willingness-to-do-exam is not yet born [20:43]
mircea_popescu trinque in general nature has well designed things : junkies in withdrawal are ineffectual. [20:43]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform the notion one even gets a choice in that matter is pernicious. [20:44]
asciilifeform in what ? [20:44]
mircea_popescu kinda why you want to hang all kids that do under x. [20:44]
asciilifeform aha that [20:44]
mircea_popescu that way, the "willingness to do exam" is less divergent. [20:44]
asciilifeform yeah i've for many years wanted to see the 'iq exam' thing automated [20:44]
asciilifeform as in, there's a piraña pit trap door [20:44]
asciilifeform which opens. [20:45]
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trinque ahaha, asciilifeform is a bond villain [20:45]
mircea_popescu << this too alf ? [20:45]
assbot ... ( ) [20:45]
asciilifeform this less [20:45]
asciilifeform but similar. [20:45]
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mircea_popescu how about ? [20:46]
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asciilifeform aha [20:47]
asciilifeform not sure why [20:47]
asciilifeform but yes. [20:47]
trinque lol [20:47]
mircea_popescu because girls playing in the bath ? lol. [20:47]
mircea_popescu classical theme. [20:47]
asciilifeform not the bath, no [20:47]
asciilifeform they look like actual gurlz [20:47]
asciilifeform vs the bizarre kabuki thing that i never imprinted on [20:47]
mircea_popescu oh ic. [20:47]
mircea_popescu best kept secret by patriarchy : men actulaly like women. [20:48]
nubbins` <+ascii_modem> nubbins': linux with disabled mmu id... msdos!! in the bad sense <<< omg this is why i shop here! [20:48]
asciilifeform 22:13:05 up 1 day, 22:13, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 [20:50]
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nubbins` "By default this override file is named and located in the top directory of the Buildroot source tree, but a different location can be specified through the BR2_PACKAGE_OVERRIDE_FILE configuration option." [21:19]
nubbins` lies, no such file exists! [21:19]
trinque "...on 400th target..." [21:21]
trinque boost is the fire swamp [21:21]
asciilifeform nubbins`: could wait till i post this, you know [21:21]
asciilifeform i'm in the process of slicing out all of the actually relevant changes [21:21]
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nubbins` heh. i'm actually just trying to feed in my own tar right now [21:28]
nubbins` practice, if nothing else [21:28]
trinque "...failed updating 3 targets..." BOOOOOOST. [21:28]
nubbins` ^ <+nubbins`> practice, if nothing else [21:29]
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nubbins` tbh a fair percentage of my programming knowledge comes from hunting down stupid compile errors [21:30]
nubbins` like on the order of 80%+ [21:30]
trinque eh I know the drill [21:30]
trinque boost is absurdly complex tho [21:30]
trinque I used it long ago working on a parental controls thing at a shartup [21:31]
nubbins` in fairness, the work behind presenting you a bash prompt is absurdly complex 8) [21:31]
nubbins` a shartup :0 [21:31]
trinque an ass hair, the same from a perspective [21:31]
trinque nubbins`: oh yeah, big time [21:31]
trinque ruby on rails, and wads o boost c++ [21:31]
nubbins` phun joke for people who work in offices: wander over to helpdesk and say "man, i found this usb stick in the parking lot and now my computer's acting /crazy/" [21:36]
trinque heh! [21:36]
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mod6 <+jurov> my mom was using "husqvarna" << they make my favorite chainsaws / best chainsaws imho [21:38]
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trinque hm, boost wants bzip2 even though it's been instructed to not use that [21:52]
trinque that's about all the monkey-football time I have for today [21:53]
mircea_popescu your instructions have no power here. [22:03]
mircea_popescu in other news, pot makes one fat. proof inside : [22:06]
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nubbins` i was fat before pot [22:09]
mircea_popescu lol [22:11]
trinque gotta eat before you smoke! [22:13]
trinque man that chick... I bet she smells bad; they always do [22:14]
asciilifeform who's they [22:19]
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cazalla while i await danielpbarron's response, anyone want to suggest why the pogo flashes green after following his guide after a reboot? [22:27]
asciilifeform cazalla: iirc that's the default left by uboot [22:28]
cazalla oh i forgot to mention, can no longer ssh to it or anything [22:28]
asciilifeform cazalla: serial port? [22:36]
ben_vulpes [22:37]
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trinque asciilifeform: "stoner chicks" [22:37]
asciilifeform trinque: why would that be [22:37]
ben_vulpes tl;dr: kleiner perkins wins, modern french revolutionaries proclaim great victory [22:37]
ben_vulpes "at least the cause has been moved forwards!" [22:38]
ben_vulpes i had a massive change of heart at lunch today [22:38]
* asciilifeform read that earlier today, but had a mindfuck and thought it was about perkin elmer [22:38]
ben_vulpes i am officially in favor of every welfare and spending plan in america [22:38]
cazalla asciilifeform, something i can pursue next weekend i guess [22:38]
asciilifeform ben_vulpes: 'heightening the contradictions' ? [22:39]
ben_vulpes the more distracted by sexual inequality, gender inequality, income inequality, and the more attention they're paying to the management of the epic bureaucracy so built, the less time and energy will be devoted to the impending conflicts. [22:39]
ben_vulpes more along the lines of draining the battery, asciilifeform. [22:39]
ben_vulpes universal healthcare? fuck yes! [22:39]
mircea_popescu congrats, you are now clinton. [22:40]
asciilifeform at the risk of mixing metaphors, the battery is powered by burning the (remaining) furniture. [22:40]
mircea_popescu im pretty sure the woman is thinking, and im pretty sure this is what. [22:40]
ben_vulpes universal jobs program? [22:40]
ben_vulpes go for it! [22:40]
ben_vulpes robot horses? [22:40]
ben_vulpes why not? [22:40]
trinque inverse of "starve the beast" [22:40]
trinque gorge til death! [22:40]
ben_vulpes jets that fly like shitty helicopters and cost a bezzilion? [22:40]
trinque I like it [22:40]
ben_vulpes DO IT [22:40]
ben_vulpes those remaining fat reserves? eat 'em. [22:41]
ben_vulpes dig in and enjoy while it lasts, piggies. [22:41]
mircea_popescu there's a reason that story of mine is set at a feast. [22:41]
mircea_popescu appetite lacking, but anyway. [22:41]
asciilifeform can't speak for ben_vulpes, but no one came and asked me if the jets should be built [22:41]
asciilifeform so having a position on the matter feels odd [22:41]
ben_vulpes it constrains conversational attack surface [22:42]
mircea_popescu get with the social media age alfie. [22:42]
asciilifeform l0l mr o polls, 'should grumman get another $tril' ? [22:42]
mircea_popescu kickstart it. [22:42]
trinque I heard lockheed martin is going to build the enterprise with a fusion reactor [22:42]
trinque *upvote* [22:42]
asciilifeform suckstarter. [22:42]
asciilifeform (as in harley) [22:43]
mircea_popescu as in bad lay [22:43]
asciilifeform someone, iirc al schwartz, described his sister as 'could suckstart a harley' [22:44]
mircea_popescu men reach a certain age where the only way they're fucking anything is if that anything sucks them off first. [22:45]
mircea_popescu hence a very cold reception to much younger men's ideas about "couldn't abstain" [22:45]
mircea_popescu nigga, say wut ? rape her ? youredoingitwrong. [22:46]
asciilifeform in othere news [22:46]
asciilifeform we have sata. [22:46]
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mircea_popescu good news. [22:46]
asciilifeform ... aaand [22:47]
asciilifeform chucked all the extra crud [22:47]
asciilifeform from kernel [22:47]
mircea_popescu 3.5 mb/ [22:47]
asciilifeform not size that matters so much [22:48]
asciilifeform but brain footprint [22:48]
asciilifeform drive mounts. [22:49]
asciilifeform yes, that weird sandisk. [22:49]
asciilifeform sd and usb also work. [22:49]
asciilifeform boot time, from end of udev pause, is ~3 sec. [22:55]
mircea_popescu nioce. [22:56]
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asciilifeform 927d52a91421ad608ceaf011e56aa91d18f478f81707a8774bc0cbdb146621f5118b35c640b376cdcaef206be98b520802f1f749e387b1b4876d6a6a0d080bd1 turdel-now-with-sata.gz [23:06]
asciilifeform [23:07]
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decimation asciilifeform: re: rf quiet pc < the original IBM AT came in a heavy metal case, fully shielded [23:11]
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asciilifeform shielded but for the keyboard, display.. [23:11]
asciilifeform power [23:11]
asciilifeform 'heavy metal case' is not the same as 'tempest shield' regardless of appearances [23:12]
asciilifeform though it beats plastic [23:12]
decimation asciilifeform: agreed [23:18]
decimation but to get actual tempest shield request spending golden toilet money [23:18]
decimation the best approximation one can get as a civilian is to purchase FCC "class B" devices [23:19]
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decimation golden toilet lcd displays > [23:28]
assbot SST / EMCON TEMPEST Monitors | API Technologies ... ( ) [23:28]
decimation asciilifeform: < chuck peddle claims in the middle of this 2.5 hour podcast that his new 'hybrid DRAM/FLASH ssd drive' contains 11 6502 uC's [23:40]
assbot An Interview With Chuck Peddle - Charismatic Chipmaking Coryphaeus | The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast ... ( ) [23:41]
asciilifeform ben_vulpes, mod6, mircea_popescu, danielpbarron, punkman, nubbins`, et al: [23:41]
asciilifeform achtung, panzers! [23:41]
asciilifeform [23:41]
assbot ... ( ) [23:41]
asciilifeform 'Presenting... Build your own Pogotron.' [23:41]
asciilifeform tested the result, too [23:42]
asciilifeform should take about 20 min. on a typical box, to build the WHOLE ORCHESTRA [23:42]
asciilifeform incl. compilers. [23:42]
asciilifeform ^^^^^^ thing i promised mircea_popescu [23:44]
assbot Logged on 24-03-2015 22:31:11; mircea_popescu: well, how soon can we have it ? [23:44]
asciilifeform is here. [23:44]
decimation congrats asciilifeform [23:44]
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mircea_popescu lalala [23:44]
asciilifeform gentlemen, start yer enginez [23:44]
decimation I need to download one from amazon [23:44]
trinque bravo [23:44]
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trinque asciilifeform: am meeting up with ben_vulpes and other friends tonight, and I'll bring along the pogo [23:45]
mircea_popescu ah how splendid. [23:45]
asciilifeform the cookbook is brutally terse, if any of it isn't obvious plz ask while i'm awake [23:45]
mircea_popescu danielpbarron manual asap! [23:45]
decimation asciilifeform: was this run on your gentoo box? [23:45]
asciilifeform aha [23:45]
asciilifeform it ought to run on any reasonable unix though [23:45]
asciilifeform uses nothing local but gcc [23:45]
mircea_popescu anyone know like a nude housekeeper service in dc or something ? [23:46]
trinque asciilifeform: I tried the crossdev compile of bitcoind and got as far as boost hell regarding bzip2 [23:46]
decimation ja but does it depend on particular gcc to bootstrap? [23:46]
asciilifeform trinque: note that bitcoind is not included in this yet [23:46]
trinque but have working cross compilation tooling otherwise, which farts executibles agreeable to the pogo [23:46]
trinque yep [23:46]
asciilifeform decimation: i only tried it on 4.8.x [23:47]
asciilifeform decimation: if you have something unusually archaic, may have problems [23:47]
decimation k. [23:47]
asciilifeform somebody at least build this plz. [23:47]
asciilifeform even if no pogo. [23:47]
trinque asciilifeform: ben_vulpes and I shall shortly [23:47]
asciilifeform you will get a kernel image (also contains rootfs) [23:47]
decimation I'll try on my rhel6 vm [23:47]
trinque "hack night" [23:48]
asciilifeform neato [23:48]
asciilifeform the Gb ethernet, 3Gb/s sata, sd card, usb - work [23:48]
asciilifeform have not yet tested led or button. [23:49]
asciilifeform i also eliminated all the standard crud that kernel wants to have by default - support for usb hid, mice, keyboards, framebuffers, and anything whatsoever whose purpose i did not know [23:49]
asciilifeform gone. [23:49]
asciilifeform if i missed something - shoot it, don't hesitate [23:50]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 33280 @ 0.00027739 = 9.2315 BTC [+] [23:50]
asciilifeform one little warning - 'buildroot' is dumb as a rock, you will have to 'make clean all' just about every time [23:50]
asciilifeform (every time you change anything) [23:50]
asciilifeform doesn't nuke the compiler though, iirc [23:50]
asciilifeform a rebuild is about 6 min. on my box. [23:51]
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mircea_popescu Probably more. << i don't see wut more. [23:54]
asciilifeform for those who don't know - 'buildroot' does -not- use your local crossdev tooling, should you have any [23:54]
asciilifeform it builds own world. [23:54]
mircea_popescu trinque / ben_vulpes hack a uboot module while at it! [23:54]
asciilifeform ah and this thing builds uboot [23:54]
asciilifeform but i have not tested the one it makes [23:54]
asciilifeform i am using the one i made. [23:54]
trinque mircea_popescu: what should it do? [23:54]
mircea_popescu not necessarily one we'll use, just to get the hang of it [23:55]
mircea_popescu it should compile a pogo bitcoind [23:55]
trinque I installed uboot on my pogo already [23:55]
mircea_popescu nono. [23:55]
mircea_popescu bitcoind as ubut module [23:55]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: i thought about this [23:55]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform aha! [23:55]
trinque interesting, I'll have to look into precisely what that'd mean [23:55]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: it isn't a particularly great substitute for a unix, unfortunately [23:55]
mircea_popescu which is why i say trinque :) [23:55]
trinque lol [23:55]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform huge step forward from all the other people way in the back. [23:56]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: missing any kind of i/o scheduler, or, more importantly, task slicer [23:56]
asciilifeform (scheduler) [23:56]
asciilifeform (bitcoind is threaded) [23:56]
trinque yeah we'll look at it [23:56]
asciilifeform or dos port would have been simple. [23:56]
mircea_popescu bitcoin is, but the pogo is single core neh ? [23:56]
asciilifeform aha [23:56]
mircea_popescu so then not THAT big of a deal [23:56]
asciilifeform this is roughly close in sweat level to an msdos port [23:57]
trinque I'm about certain this is beyond the scope of this evening or one six pack of beer [23:57]
trinque :D [23:57]
mircea_popescu asciilifeform who knows what whiz kidz come up with. [23:58]
trinque uboot is basically grub for this thing, yeah? [23:59]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 110920 @ 0.00027739 = 30.7681 BTC [+] [23:59]
mod6 <+asciilifeform> << congrats on the pogotron, ascii! [23:59]
assbot ... ( ) [23:59]
asciilifeform mircea_popescu: i certainly intend to sit bitcoin down on the metal. on possibly even this machine. but will probably use ada's spark bare metal for it. [23:59]
asciilifeform and not today. [23:59]
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