Forum logs for 03 Dec 2019

Monday, 16 March, Year 12 d.Tr. | Author:
mod6: << Hi jfw, yes, that's all that is published. [00:06]
snsabot: Logged on 2019-11-29 03:55:19 jfw: mod6, trinque or other TRB scholars: has there been progress toward raw transaction RPCs since ? I've written a getrawtransaction (in my queue to publish) but am in need of a sendrawtransaction for a split wallet I'm working on ( ) [00:06]
mod6: I had some stuff I was testing and working on, but it did not include a 'cleaving-off' of the wallet. [00:07]
mod6: Since then, it seems like that may be a first-order of business. [00:07]
jfw: mod6: I meanwhile found [01:14]
ossabot: Logged on 2016-09-29 14:21:47 asciilifeform: ( or, e.g., ) [01:14]
mod6: Ah, gotcha. [01:16]
mircea_popescu: that poor guy. [01:17]
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in period trilemas, [01:37]
diana_coman: - no changes really on looking at it, that error was thrown on too-short/missing email/name so possibly that's what happened? At any rate, since I don't care about email really, I took the check on email out so please try again and let me know if it's still missbehaving (my testing comments all went through fine, from different machines & IPs). [08:14]
ossabot: Logged on 2019-12-02 19:14:44 hanbot: diana_coman i'm getting that fun ol' "please fill the required fields (name, email)" error on attempting to comment on your latest. did something change since lastcomment? [08:14]
hanbot: diana_coman: works. [12:27]
hanbot: i wonder wtf tho'. i remember popping that message when i was trying to adjust the spam filter on the themes to work correctly, but that's been fixed a -while-. maybe it thought my email addy's offensive somehow lol. [12:29]
diana_coman: hanbot: iirc there was some issue if one messed up something in that additional spam filtering change because it touches indeed the same file and it's ~easy to make a mistake so it just kills all comments but then it kills all really so hm. [12:36]
diana_coman: was that email address less than 6 chars in total? that and/or no '@' would have failed the check. [12:37]
hanbot: plenty moar than 6. i suppose it's possible i failed to get an @ in there...but i don't think so. ofc i don't have much of a way to go back and review. [12:41]
hanbot: what can you do. if i ever see it again i'll take a screenshot or somethin'. [12:41]
diana_coman: yeah, would give some idea as to what it is given I took out any check on email field now anyway, I'd really want a screenshot if it happens again! lolz [13:04]
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in other great online business lulz, [14:15]
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, btw, since we're getting rid of "posts" how about getting rid of email, also ? "secret string". [14:16]
mircea_popescu: explain to the user that if he wants to be later identified, put a string in there. [14:16]
mircea_popescu: eventually that could evolve into detaCHED signature. have tmsr-gpg issue a one-line base-whatever tmsr standard detached sig for text. [14:18]
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: makes sense atm though there's still a lot of "posts" all over mp-wp and it's annoying because it makes me trip over and go "post" when I mean article, myeah a lot of cleaning left to do on that but irc billymg was on it so I shall refrain currently from further trespassing :P [14:21]
* diana_coman goes back to cs+eulora client [14:24]
mircea_popescu: :p [14:28]
BingoBoingo: << And the local establishment wankstream press is finally catching up to Qntra on the background of the rebellious youth now that they've been cycled through their house arrest hearings. It also appears that for all of the money spent on cameras and other theatrics... the cameras aren't good enough to offer images capable of actually identifying anyone at night. [15:02]
mircea_popescu: that has been an open secret for a while. [15:04]
mircea_popescu: the cameras everywhere are there for stupid old women to shut the fuck up already, they don't really do so much -- in the rare instances they actually have film. which -- it's fuckingexpensive, the camera revolution happened just as the ssds came in. do the math if you will : [15:05]
BingoBoingo: The derps are also being exceedingly consistent on "no political motivations" despite... audio recordings [15:05]
mircea_popescu: 1080 px (ie, just enough to MAYBE be able to identify ~something~, say 50% of the time, given you have neither iris nor crystalline, meaning your camera's fixed lens, doesn't adjust for either depth of field or luminance) will produce 1mb per color PER FRAME. if there's 10 frames in the second and 24 hours in the day, why, [15:06]
mircea_popescu: !Qcalc 1 * 3 * 10 * 3600 * 24 [15:06]
lobbesbot: mircea_popescu: 2592000 [15:06]
mircea_popescu: sure, "it can be compressed". HOWEVER, compress as you will, two an' a half raw terrabytes throughput will wear a ssd enough to be noticeable. and then the next day comes, and soon enough nobody wants to buy a new ssd each other week for EACH CAM [15:07]
mircea_popescu: nor is anyone to be had who knows how to set up a raid of spinners, or could be arsed to. [15:08]
BingoBoingo: AHA. The fixed lens really beats the thing into uselessness. The fictional "enhance image" tools the magic produced for Old women CSI magician police shows use... don't exist. [15:09]
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> nor is anyone to be had who knows how to set up a raid of spinners, or could be arsed to. << Most of the small business folk will have one chinese box loaded with 1 to 4 of spinners, dearly bought, to hold the output of their horribly under resolutioned cameras. [15:10]
mircea_popescu: yeah but they're very consistent with all the other magics that don't exist outside old woman skull. they work just like jesus, for one thing. [15:11]
BingoBoingo: I dunno that cheap printing had any positive impact that balances out filling old woman skulls all with the same uniform stupidities. [15:13]
mircea_popescu: printing had ~nothing to do with it, the problem existed three thousand years ago exactly the same. [15:14]
BingoBoingo: Well, the pulp revolution let the poor, the stupid, and the old indulge in fantasies of derps like themselves coping with the occasional Gibs ex Machina "validating" them as important. [15:17]
BingoBoingo: The problem probably predates writing. "Farm so I can get fat", "Fuck you we're moving along and following the mammoths, I'm not going to live off of your damned dry seed paste" [15:20]
mircea_popescu: indeed the pike was probably the first and most effectual bitcoin to date. "shut up or ima poke you again" [15:27]
BingoBoingo: Despite Tapioca being a news world crops, large swaths of Africa live off the stuff. It's the ultimate Old Woman crop going further than the old world root vegetables. It's a woody shrub that happens to produce some carb laden if extremely toxic root nodes that will keep indefinitely in the ground ensuring the Matriarchy will never want to move or do anything. [15:27]
BingoBoingo: And then the old women can stick to their elaborate rituals to make one of the world's least nutritious candidate crops less than deadly for consumption. [15:28]
BingoBoingo: For carrying out the rituals, the old women get to feel important despite just about any other food all that effort could have been directed at being much better at being food. [15:30]
diana_coman: eh, such men that get all bogged down that it's all "old women's fault". [15:32]
mircea_popescu: i've met plenty of 20yo nominally male old women. haven't you ? [15:33]
mircea_popescu: baiatul-baba, the old woman boy. [15:33]
diana_coman: neah, just capu' lui mai fu-se la un cur de baba. [15:33]
mircea_popescu: jahahha what ?! [15:35]
mircea_popescu: i never heard that one before. is it fuse, past participle to be ? or is it fu & se separately as location ? [15:36]
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: you know, I always ever heard it spoken only (strabunica apriga dixit, ofc.) so ...always wondered really. [15:37]
BingoBoingo: diana_coman: The loudest old women nowadays seem to be young and not so young marginal XY folk. [15:37]
mircea_popescu: hm. [15:37]
diana_coman: but I found it increasingly apt to describe those, as I grew up, indeed. [15:37]
mircea_popescu: south east more likely fuse i guess, the short fu is more nw. [15:38]
diana_coman: I guess so. [15:38]
* diana_coman will bbl [15:38]
mircea_popescu: it is CERTAINLY apt. i myself never heard it before and of course the ever-useful internet only has inept nonsense to offer [15:39]
mircea_popescu: how good that the ourdemocracy shanonizing machines were imported to utterly overwhelm the most firava local textual production. [15:39]
feedbot: << Qntra -- Chicago Police Chief Fired [19:17]
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in ganymede news, the bimbo's been hauling empty cups downstairs and full cups back upstairs for lo this past half hour in between mopping the well sopped bathroom floor and replenishing sanitation items in continuation of having taking turns sucking my cock in my bath. [19:31]
mircea_popescu: next up, going to persia to teach the padishah how to shah. [19:31]
BingoBoingo: Teaching Persians how to be better Persians is a pursuit with a long storied history. The question is, will the Persians write more words in their note taking than you publish on Trilema for having done the teaching? [19:36]
mircea_popescu: lol srsly [19:36]
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: going to India too? :D [19:52]
mircea_popescu: naah [19:52]
BingoBoingo: Anyways, some pleasant fallout from the local derping towards activity on the part of the youth. They appear to now to emptying the dumpsters every night despite... kids not gathering at the "problem" stretch of the Rambla anymore in numbers greater than a dozen. [19:53]
diana_coman: BingoBoingo: ahahah, it takes a sort-of-riot to ...empty the bins? lmao. [19:53]
BingoBoingo: diana_coman: Well, the sub-municipality containing my hood they contract trash service separately from the rest of the city because "fuck work stoppages" and they were reliably emptied bi-weekly. [19:55]
BingoBoingo: I've not seen consecutive days of emptying before this week. [19:55]
BingoBoingo: The horse cart rag and bone men are going to be unhappy. [19:56]
* BingoBoingo having continued encouraging conversations with Colombians, may be going to Medellín. [20:01]
diana_coman: why not. [20:03]
BingoBoingo: Peaking at the rents, it is looking like a great spot to land if I can get them to buy. [20:03]
BingoBoingo: Also, the local accents up there should be a tremendous improvement. [20:05]
mircea_popescu: columbian chicks prolly the hawtest biomatter that side of the world also. [20:34]
BingoBoingo: There's few Colombianas in Uruguay that I've met, but despite the small sample size... they are a breed apart from the rest of the continent. [20:38]
BingoBoingo: Of course the fact that Colombianas don't end up in Uruguay seems like it may be a testament to their hotness [20:47]
mircea_popescu: lobbes, [20:53]
lobbes: mircea_popescu: answered (in modqueue) [21:45]
* lobbes will bbl in a few hrs [21:45]
BingoBoingo: !!up dorion_road [21:56]
deedbot: dorion_road voiced for 30 minutes. [21:56]
dorion_road: ty BingoBoingo [21:58]
dorion_road: << well spyked, the efi/uefi problem needs solving. [22:01]
ossabot: Logged on 2019-11-29 03:43:59 spyked: <-- not sure what'd be the best fit, tbh. I'm an odd one, spent years studying the theory re os and systems in general. but as far as actual work goes, other than my public work, I've been doing mostly maintenance (bugfixing, a bit of feature development) for linux kernels driving custom hardware/schedulers/netwo [22:01]
ossabot: Logged on 2019-12-02 18:59:47 mircea_popescu: anyway, the efi/uefi problem is actually looming the largest here. [22:01]
dorion_road: as it turns out, it seems to my eye that it'd suit you well, given, e.g., the low level firmware work you're doing. do you want it ? [22:01]
dorion_road: If so, take mapping the uefi-{1,2} partition as the starting point. The specifications are here. [22:03]
dorion_road: << Not sure how it is otherwise, but I've installed a custom BIOS on the x200 thinkpads, which was done by overwritting the vendor's on a ROM specifically for BIOS. On that board, the ROM is easily accessible under the trackpad. [22:04]
ossabot: Logged on 2019-12-02 19:03:32 mircea_popescu: jfw, the ideal solution here'd be a de-uefi-izing dongle. [22:04]
dorion_road: Such ROMs on other boards could be much harder to access. Is such an ideal solution conceivable via USB ? For example, boots into an initramfs with "flashrom" style program and operator's custom BIOS preinstalled for overwriting the vendor. [22:05]
mircea_popescu: obviously replacing the chip is the golden standard. [22:13]
mircea_popescu: but otherwise, reflashing, sure. [22:13]
bvt: dorion_road: thursday is the new deadline the reason for the bug was nothing cool it was a hole in my vpatch generation process for kernel which i will have to review and change. [22:18]
dorion_road: bvt ok, thanks for the update. [22:20]
bvt: re efi, i only had a one machine with it, used in-kernel efi stub and efibootmgr (configuration tool, not loader), did not use grub there [22:21]
dorion_road: mircea_popescu et al, nice. it's certainly exciting to be zeroing in on the most contundent impediment to sane computing. I'm looking forward to what spyked has to say. [22:22]
ossabot: Logged on 2019-12-02 19:04:23 mircea_popescu: but in any case, the item's probably the most contundent impediment to sanity in computong [22:22]
mod6: trinque: [22:39]
mod6: !!deed [23:59]
deedbot: accepted: 1 [23:59]
mod6: ^ Last month's Foundation report, just placing in deedbot. [23:59]
mod6: !!deed [23:59]
deedbot: accepted: 1 [23:59]
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