Forum logs for 05 Oct 2017

Monday, 16 March, Year 12 d.Tr. | Author:
mircea_popescu: in other great news, looks like the politruks got together, decided they really only have the office space for one of the two, and axed twitter. [00:03]
BingoBoingo: AHA [00:03]
mircea_popescu: moving towards "advertising agency" in desperation is perhaps the lulziest fiat conceit yet. [00:04]
mircea_popescu: not only for the direct reason, but for the implicit hope that maybe... wikipedia follows suit ? [00:04]
mircea_popescu: all the fucktards going around wikipediaing for the past decade won't chase me around so i step on their worthless bodies instead of the pavement, of course. [00:04]
BingoBoingo: Hey, walmart is moving to online strategy of "Amazon 3rd party reseller market" but shittier website [00:05]
mircea_popescu: nor will they ever raise the acumen to confront the plain reality of how they ~should~ [00:05]
mircea_popescu: but i'll lol, which is comparatively the larger part anyway. [00:05]
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: [00:09]
BingoBoingo: I wonder how pissed average USian would be if they learned large chunks of the world gets 6%+ economic growth sustained over decades [00:11]
asciilifeform: << waiwaat [00:33]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 04:03 mircea_popescu: in other great news, looks like the politruks got together, decided they really only have the office space for one of the two, and axed twitter. [00:33]
trinque: << "Two black lawmakers in the U.S. Congress" something or other [00:35]
asciilifeform: this is pretty great [00:38]
mircea_popescu: !!withdraw 0.0120199 14PywEwC84oBNn4fZiFJssjDPQTokgdGE7 [00:39]
deedbot: Get your OTP: [00:39]
mircea_popescu: !!v A3C339306287A0EF5DB3FF8AAE9B8B025273132697C1BCB814C3EFC1AE30E984 [00:40]
deedbot: [00:40]
mircea_popescu: trinque around ? :D [00:40]
trinque: this urgent, or can wait til tomorrow? [00:43]
midnightmagic: cool deedbot functionality. [00:45]
mircea_popescu: not really urgent if inconvenient [00:49]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform whatever, "investors displeased with key figures" if you prefer the in-universe formulation [00:52]
asciilifeform: also great, can't wait to buy ticker to watch the cement poured [00:53]
asciilifeform: *ticket [00:53]
mircea_popescu: nah, likely will unwind the way of ~any other scam [00:53]
mircea_popescu: "bought by verizon" [00:53]
trinque: mircea_popescu: get it out for ya tomorrow with a fresh brain about to retire for the night [00:53]
mircea_popescu: nn [00:54]
mircea_popescu: "Venture capital isn’t an asset class, it’s a system to transfer wealth from state pension funds into the pockets of general partners. Some of the wealth moves into the pockets of kids working on new technology. This part is important, because that technology can have a moonshot chance of improving the world. Someone’s gotta fund moonshots, and it’s not gonna be banks. Venture capital, then, is a charitable service. W [01:06]
mircea_popescu: hy not advertise honestly? Nonprofits are allowed a 3% management fee so VC firms can still afford disgusting salaries and daily crudité delivery. Maybe that decreases the likelihood that endowments and pension funds allocate assets to Silicon Valley, but LPs allocate less than 0.5% of their funds to this subset of private equity anyway. Venture capital is already a tax writeoff." << check out who gets how the whole pile of [01:06]
mircea_popescu: irrelevant noise actually works. [01:06]
BingoBoingo: Is that Elaine? [01:17]
mircea_popescu: aha. [01:20]
mircea_popescu: a yeah, what happened to her ? [01:20]
BingoBoingo: I'm not sure [01:22]
mircea_popescu: in other lulz, wall funded in congress ? [01:22]
BingoBoingo: Not yet, just passed a house committee [01:23]
mircea_popescu: ah right. [01:24]
mircea_popescu: o look, bitcoin crash under 0.085 nao. [01:24]
mircea_popescu: I THINK REBOUND IMMINENT! [01:24]
BingoBoingo: lol, a lot of people would be surprised how bouncy concrete is [01:25]
mircea_popescu: and a lot of redditors would be surprised at how bouncy tits are. [01:25]
mircea_popescu: experience is a valuable teacher absent for most experts. [01:25]
BingoBoingo: Bouncy's one of those weird qualities. [01:31]
mircea_popescu: aaand in other "after graduation i plan to spend a year in africa doing charity work" news, [02:04]
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: [02:13]
mod6: mornin' [10:21]
mod6: hola [10:26]
mircea_popescu: hey mod6 [10:27]
mircea_popescu: aaand in other "global warming" lulz, costa rica has been beset by an... anti-tropical storm, with temperatures 10 degrees below period averages and winds in the 50kph+ range since yest. [10:27]
mircea_popescu: apparently this is now possible. [10:27]
mod6: heh [10:27]
mod6: pretty windy [10:30]
shinohai: mircea_popescu should hold kite-flying contest amongst the slaves. Winner is girl who can keep kite aloft for 2+ minutes using only erect nipples. [10:33]
mircea_popescu: the avian biodiversidad is pretty fucking sad looking, i'll tell you that. [10:33]
mircea_popescu: these pair of eagles came to say good morning erry day, nowehre to be seen this morn. [10:33]
mod6: hunkered down huh [10:33]
mircea_popescu: i don't expect they can fly in this. eagle isn't a swallow. [10:34]
mircea_popescu: and in other lulz : (poor dooglus ended up paying a 4k btc to a bunch of lazy retartds pretending to be strippers, two years after.) [11:43]
mircea_popescu: an honest man, he is actually functional in any proper sense, they aren't. [11:44]
shinohai: If I made that offer on some South-American camslut site, it wouldn't last a week. [11:48]
mircea_popescu: there's half a billion of them, and what, one a year manages to find her way to a hundy ? [11:48]
mircea_popescu: i don't think it can be put into words, how much of the whole "poor people need help" the pay-for-your-tits disabused in my mind. [11:49]
mircea_popescu: they need help like they need designer bags. [11:49]
asciilifeform: designer body bags [11:50]
asciilifeform: in other noose, asciilifeform derived a simple constant-time variant of barrett. short enough to put in the l0gz: [12:03]
asciilifeform: algo computes r := x mod m. [12:04]
asciilifeform: or rather, x0 mod m, x1 mod m, ... ( as happens in modexp ) [12:04]
asciilifeform: let, for concreteness, x's are 8192 bits wide ( as they are in the 4096b rsa demo. ) m - in same - is 4096b wide. [12:05]
asciilifeform: compute 'barrettoid' c for the current m : c := 2^4096 / p . this is done via the knuthian longdividotron, once per modexp. [12:06]
asciilifeform: note that this is a 4097-bit ( in actual ffa, 8192b ) constant. [12:07]
asciilifeform: now , for each reduction, [12:07]
asciilifeform: compute the quotient-guess q, q := (c * x) >> 4096 [12:08]
asciilifeform: if q' is the actual quotient, the inequality q' <= q <= 4q' holds. ( proof left for the reader ) [12:08]
asciilifeform: so now we gotta r := x - q*m , from 1 to 4 times ( this is done via subtract and mux-on-carry , so it always happens 4 times, but when q becomes == to q' the mux stops changing the result ) [12:10]
asciilifeform: now r is == to the remainder of x/m . [12:10]
mircea_popescu: sounds like the whole discussion coupla weeks ago actually found its way into actual practice. [12:11]
mircea_popescu: significant gains ? [12:12]
asciilifeform: in ordinary barretting, x loses its bottom however-many bits, to make the multiplication smaller, depending on the 'bitlength' of x and then its gets restored with a leftshift . we can't do this, because ffa. [12:12]
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this is quite different from the apeloyee d00d's suggested method [12:12]
asciilifeform: he proposed to do the normalization as usual, but with 'secret shift' algo. which , any way you cut it, eats more cycles than knuthian division even. [12:12]
asciilifeform: as for gains, i dun know for sure yet, because i gotta manually implement the asymmetric karatsubaization for the above [12:13]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform both salient points (the multi-try mod the divide powers of two by p) were part of a larger discussion where you defended tooth and nail teh impossibility! [12:13]
asciilifeform: given that currently we have only symmetric (equal-bitness multiplicands) multiplication, which will waste massive cycles [12:13]
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i did conjecture that you can skip normalization if you widen the register. [12:14]
asciilifeform: ( at the cost of n log n ) [12:14]
mircea_popescu: hey, i'm not complaining. [12:14]
mircea_popescu: on teh contrary [12:14]
asciilifeform: the (unsurprising) surprise is that ^method is wholly absent from the public lit [12:15]
asciilifeform: until nao. [12:15]
asciilifeform: << i oughta expand on this step : first we do r := x - q*m then it needs from 0 to 3 further subtractions of m ( we do this muxically . ) [12:17]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 16:10 asciilifeform: so now we gotta r := x - q*m , from 1 to 4 times ( this is done via subtract and mux-on-carry , so it always happens 4 times, but when q becomes == to q' the mux stops changing the result ) [12:17]
asciilifeform: anyway that's the whole thing. [12:17]
deedbot: << Trilema - The problems of today [12:17]
asciilifeform: i posted it in case meteorite falls on asciilifeform some time in next wk. [12:18]
deedbot: << [12:18]
trinque: hm no a111 quote? [12:19]
trinque: mircea_popescu: ^ [12:19]
mircea_popescu: why ty. [12:19]
mircea_popescu: trinque bots are set to ignore bots currently. [12:20]
trinque: ah k [12:20]
mircea_popescu: does it reference like that automatically ? [12:20]
trinque: shall yes, though there are still a few human steps in there today. [12:20]
trinque: but all the stuff works, which is neat [12:20]
trinque: I'm in the position to boop a qr code on an airgap machine for the signed tx [12:21]
mircea_popescu: maybe it's legitimate to except deedbot from "bots" then, seeing how it'll never read loglines which is what the ocncern was. [12:21]
trinque: yep, wont [12:21]
mircea_popescu: phf ben_vulpes Framedragger excepting deedbot from the "don't read out bods" ? feasible ? [12:21]
asciilifeform: !~seen Framedragger [12:22]
jhvh1: asciilifeform: Framedragger was last seen in #trilema 11 weeks, 3 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes, and 20 seconds ago: <Framedragger> yeah. [12:22]
asciilifeform: d00d lost at sea or wut. [12:22]
mircea_popescu: he said something about a new job or moving or something, i'm foggy on details. [12:24]
asciilifeform: iirc it was a move out of britanistan. [12:25]
mircea_popescu: [12:25]
a111: Logged on 2017-07-14 16:39 Framedragger: [PSA, framedraggerish duties to resume soon and answers to irc pings to come (country move done nao, much win). talk soon] [12:25]
mircea_popescu: maybe he got a new gf or something. [12:27]
mircea_popescu: by the way, since we're doing PSAs : how about NOT doing dumb shit like this, as a matter of well maintained policy, so we have a chance in hell of knowing whether you've been fucking kidnapped as opposed to you know, merely unreliable in the family way. [12:28]
asciilifeform: hopefully new gf is not that isidora isis whorecraft or what was her name [12:28]
mircea_popescu: lol why not ? [12:28]
asciilifeform: usg mata hari ? [12:29]
mircea_popescu: if that means she'd at least put some fucking doing into the fucking, i'm all for it. [12:29]
asciilifeform: the radio silence does suggest -- as mircea_popescu pointed out earlier -- that the fucking went in wrong direction. [12:30]
mircea_popescu: eh, suggests nothing. what does it suggest in mike's case ? [12:30]
mircea_popescu: !~seen mike_c [12:30]
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: mike_c was last seen in #trilema 3 weeks, 3 days, 13 hours, 38 minutes, and 44 seconds ago: <mike_c> congrats! I did that a long time ago too. Good luck with it. [12:30]
asciilifeform: iirc when mike_c vanished the 1st time, all possible explanations were on the table. [12:31]
mircea_popescu: but then came back, and [12:32]
a111: Logged on 2017-08-13 20:36 mike_c: i know, right. It's frustrating prioritizing time. Didn't have time to hang, definitely not to work, so felt weird dropping in once a month and saying "hey, haven't done anything, don't have time to do anything" [12:32]
mircea_popescu: and then... [12:32]
trinque: Framedragger appears to be still connected, so maybe he'll check his bouncer and chime in. [12:33]
asciilifeform: lol maybe mike_c found his new FG's to be a downer [12:33]
trinque: if folks are ashamed of not having time for the republic, there's more shame in being unable to say so. [12:33]
asciilifeform: trinque: mike_c's bouncer stayed up for 3+yr [12:33]
trinque: aha [12:33]
mircea_popescu: or maybe he just cashed in whatever was left and paid usg for a new mortgage, or maybe was actually shot and left to bleed somewhere, or or or. [12:33]
mircea_popescu: that's the problem with mystery -- it's mysterious. [12:34]
asciilifeform: nacht und nebel. [12:34]
cruciform: is it OK to use waybackmachine for FG instructions? [12:40]
mircea_popescu: there's prolly an version too [12:42]
asciilifeform: i refreshed of all the major pages 2-3 day before dulap went [12:42]
cruciform: thanks [12:42]
asciilifeform: ( incl . /phuctored , /dupes , etc ) [12:42]
asciilifeform: lemme guess, cruciform , you didn't get the paper manual ? [12:43]
cruciform: asciilifeform: only the device itself [12:43]
mircea_popescu: o.O [12:43]
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: he bought secondhand iirc [12:43]
mircea_popescu: is this the first case of an actually molested package ? [12:43]
mircea_popescu: oh oh. [12:43]
cruciform: asciilifeform: correct [12:44]
cruciform: didn't get hit with import tax, unlike diana_coman [12:44]
asciilifeform: cruciform: any idea re why not ? [12:45]
cruciform: asciilifeform: rarely happens in UK - maybe 5% of my packages get plundered [12:46]
asciilifeform: i suspect that packages from amazon, etc. tend to get left alone. [12:47]
asciilifeform: plunder focuses on the human ones. [12:47]
mircea_popescu: so far observed rate is 66% [12:48]
asciilifeform: cruciform: << 26 sept. [12:48]
cruciform: asciilifeform: tyvm - reading through atm [12:48]
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: could easily be a matter of weight. iirc each of the prev. uk purchasers, got >1 [12:49]
mircea_popescu: i guess so [12:50]
cruciform: asciilifeform: I had 2 delivered [12:50]
mircea_popescu: maybe they googled both, one seemed like a corp. [12:52]
mircea_popescu: (laugh if you will, but about 99% of fiat "government" business consists of google and wikipedia searches) [12:52]
asciilifeform: i dun think customs monkeys get terminals [12:53]
mircea_popescu: ahahaha [12:53]
mircea_popescu: what's this, like soviets that don'\t get uniforms ? [12:53]
mircea_popescu: the terminals are the fucking point. [12:53]
asciilifeform: nah, simply for same reason street sweepers don't -- if you give'em terminals, ~0 packages will get stamped [12:53]
mircea_popescu: afaik they also do. [12:54]
asciilifeform: then allbetsareoff and i've nfi [12:54]
mircea_popescu: where's that lulz about bloomberg's "beat cops need catpics, costs 200mn, throwaway in 3 years" nobody-goes-to-jail-for-buying-terminals thing ? [12:55]
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: [13:00]
a111: Logged on 2017-09-05 13:25 asciilifeform: meanwhile, in monkeystan, >> 'The NYPD has to scrap the 36,000 smartphones it gave cops over the past two years because they’re already obsolete and can’t be upgraded, The Post has learned. The city bought Microsoft-based Nokia smartphones as part of a $160 million NYPD Mobility Initiative that Mayor Bill de Blasio touted as “a huge step into the 21st century.”' [13:00]
asciilifeform: meanwhile, in today's 'reality winnings', [13:00]
mircea_popescu: dja understand that had they paid 1k per phone, which a) the ipad never cost and b) volume discounts, they'd have justified less than ONE QUARTER of what they actually spent. [13:00]
asciilifeform: overhead!11 [13:01]
mircea_popescu: 36 k smartphones at the cost of 4444 dollars each. [13:01]
BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> i dun think customs monkeys get terminals << Menial USG employment implies terminal for fucking off [13:01]
mircea_popescu: only suckers pay retail. ustards pay something else entirely. [13:01]
asciilifeform: toilet seat in 1980s in pentagon, famously, 5k usd ea. [13:01]
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: iirc 'sectera' nsa-issued pnoje, is quoted at 7k ea. [13:06]
asciilifeform: ( issued to nomenklatura ) [13:06]
mircea_popescu: what, nypd ? [13:07]
asciilifeform: nah that one's in usg proper [13:07]
asciilifeform: iirc state officials, even including governor, dun get crypto. [13:08]
mircea_popescu: crypto ? [13:09]
mircea_popescu: lolz. spare me. [13:09]
asciilifeform: btw re nypd, oct. 23 2014 : 'Thanks to a massive $160 million investment, the New York City Police Department is on its way to receive a combination of up to 41,000 smartphones and tablets. Known as the NYPD Mobility Initiative, which will be mostly financed by criminal asset funds provided by the Manhattan DA's Office, the goal is to provide the the city's law enforcement with tools that can improve and streamline their overall work [13:19]
asciilifeform: flow...' [13:19]
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all [13:19]
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 4303.97, vol: 7632.28449798 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 4310.3, vol: 23219.84356935 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 4234.9632, vol: 0 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 4307.4, vol: 3031.971074 | Volume-weighted last average: 4308.61469396 [13:19]
BingoBoingo: !~bcstats [13:19]
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Current Blocks: 488425 | Current Difficulty: 1.123863285132E12 | Next Difficulty At Block: 489887 | Next Difficulty In: 1462 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 week, 4 days, 22 hours, 37 minutes, and 23 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None [13:19]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform obviously, you didn'[t expect the actual USG has any resources ? [13:19]
asciilifeform: ( sores: and elsewhere ) [13:20]
mircea_popescu: either they use your money or else they don't get shit. [13:20]
asciilifeform: from where else does crown get resources, lol [13:20]
asciilifeform: it dun sow or reap [13:20]
BingoBoingo: It also discourages planting and reaping generally [13:24]
asciilifeform: revisiting upstack, suggests that i'ma have to go back to the old karatsubatron, which did not insist on powers-of-two bitnesses [13:30]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 16:07 asciilifeform: note that this is a 4097-bit ( in actual ffa, 8192b ) constant. [13:30]
asciilifeform: ( we're talking about a 3fold speed difference ) [13:30]
asciilifeform: will need asymmetric comba, too... [13:32]
asciilifeform: continuing , this is not an ordinary mult, we only want the upper half of the bits . [13:41]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 16:08 asciilifeform: compute the quotient-guess q, q := (c * x) >> 4096 [13:41]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you could just make it 4096. p can never be 1. [13:41]
asciilifeform: nogood [13:41]
asciilifeform: recall, whole point is to make modexp that worx for all inputs [13:42]
asciilifeform: otherwise we'd use montgomerization and call it a day [13:42]
mircea_popescu: but not allowing 1 as a divisor is not some sort of big deal. [13:42]
asciilifeform: ( i actually did consider, 'special case for x = 1 ' but now you've broken the constanttimealwaysandforeverness ) [13:42]
mircea_popescu: perfectly fine definition of arithmetics, "+0 and /1 are not permitted ops" [13:42]
asciilifeform: going for ordinary arithmetics in ffa, not oddball alt-arithmetic. [13:43]
mircea_popescu: aite. [13:43]
asciilifeform: ( can you prove that cramer-shoup, or whatever we go with next yr, worx in yer alt-arithmetic, lol ) [13:43]
mircea_popescu: in so many words, yes. arithmetic as it is does not allow either op. [13:44]
asciilifeform: mno [13:44]
asciilifeform: modulo 1 is a permitted op [13:44]
asciilifeform: yields 0. [13:44]
asciilifeform: ( modulo 0 is disallowed, it is same as a div0 ) [13:44]
mircea_popescu: << consider that part. in order for 2+3 to be unique, it has to unpermit 2*1*1+0+3*1+0+0+0+0 [13:45]
a111: Logged on 2017-09-20 20:27 asciilifeform: how about the 'every int has unique prime factorization' item ? [13:45]
asciilifeform: bad enuff that we gotta check every single motherfucking unknown integer for equality to 0, before feeding it into division or modulo [13:46]
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'holes' in arithmetic suck, because they are inescapably branch conditionals. if i could not prove that div0 is impossible in the course of, e.g., modexp intermediate steps, ffa would be a wholly impossible thing. [13:48]
mircea_popescu: division by 1 as part of modexp is not happening either. [13:50]
asciilifeform: it is if defined over integers. [13:51]
mircea_popescu: your ffa does reals modexp ? [13:51]
mircea_popescu: i had nfi 2+x modulo 7.5 is even defined. [13:51]
asciilifeform: as in, i get to , e.g., r = x mod ( a - b ) for some a, b [13:52]
asciilifeform: reals dun exist on a comp [13:52]
mircea_popescu: well so then. yes over fucking integers. [13:52]
asciilifeform: aha, integers. not integers-with-thesehere-holes. [13:52]
mircea_popescu: 1 is not a divisor of anything, whadda ya want from me. [13:52]
asciilifeform: 1 is a possible output of a - b. or whatever other combinatorics. [13:53]
mircea_popescu: so is 0. [13:53]
asciilifeform: ( as is 0, and this costs us, because you gotta have the div0 trap ) [13:53]
asciilifeform: however div0 trap cannot leak timing, because it is a fatal condition [13:53]
asciilifeform: terminates the program. [13:53]
mircea_popescu: im not sure even this much is correct. [13:53]
mircea_popescu: in that it terminating the program at a certain time it leaks... a certain time. [13:54]
asciilifeform: a div0 does not have a defined result, and any program that attempts it is resultingly nonsense. the ancients got this right. [13:54]
asciilifeform: there is no way around this, if you proceed after div0, you are in neverneverland. fortunately writing pcode where div0 demonstrably never happens, is not difficult. [13:55]
mircea_popescu: and writing code where division by 1 also never happens is an exercise in impossibility ? [13:56]
asciilifeform: quite nearly. [13:56]
asciilifeform: i'ma leave this as exercise, and if it stays unobvious, demonstrate laters. [13:56]
asciilifeform: meanwhile : >> 'Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data' lolz [13:57]
mircea_popescu: must be all them encrypted derpphones [13:57]
asciilifeform: '...identifying the files through the contractor’s use of a popular antivirus software made by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, these people said.' << lol re smear [13:59]
a111: Logged on 2017-08-18 23:01 asciilifeform: 'That followed the General Services Administration removing Kaspersky from an approved-vendors list in early July and a congressional push to pass a law that would ban Kaspersky from being used by the Department of Defense.' [13:59]
mircea_popescu: and in other lulz, today we've seen 90 blocks in 18 hours. bitcoin working at half-capacity. [14:01]
mircea_popescu: !!up apeloyee [14:04]
deedbot: apeloyee voiced for 30 minutes. [14:04]
asciilifeform: !!rated apeloyee [14:04]
deedbot: asciilifeform rated apeloyee 1 at 2017/09/13 18:25:08 << barrett reductionist [14:04]
asciilifeform: oughta be self-powered [14:04]
apeloyee: !!up [14:04]
deedbot: You must be registered. [14:04]
apeloyee: see? [14:04]
mircea_popescu: uh [14:05]
mircea_popescu: apeloyee is your nick registered with nickserv ? [14:05]
apeloyee: I did register with nickserv, and identified to it just recently [14:06]
apeloyee: << what's p here? [14:08]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 16:06 asciilifeform: compute 'barrettoid' c for the current m : c := 2^4096 / p . this is done via the knuthian longdividotron, once per modexp. [14:08]
asciilifeform: modulus [14:08]
apeloyee: did you mean 2^8192? [14:08]
asciilifeform: nope [14:09]
asciilifeform: 4096. [14:09]
asciilifeform: work it out on paper. [14:09]
asciilifeform: but yes, misprint, the 'p' oughta read 'm' [14:10]
asciilifeform: range of m is 1 .. (2^4096) - 1 in this example. [14:11]
asciilifeform: of x is 0 .. (2^8192) - 1 . [14:11]
asciilifeform: of r, consequently, same as of m . [14:11]
apeloyee: if q' <= q <= 4q' , it means you don't even know ONE significant digit of q' [14:11]
asciilifeform: ^ also misprint, good catch [14:12]
asciilifeform: meant to say that it differs by from 0 to 4 multiple of m . [14:12]
asciilifeform: from the actual quotient. [14:13]
asciilifeform: ( just like in ordinary barrett . ) [14:13]
apeloyee: ok, let m =2^4096 - 1. then c=1 [14:13]
asciilifeform: c cannot equal 1 ! [14:13]
asciilifeform: 2 ^ 4096 is a 4097-bit number [14:13]
ben_vulpes: << pls to update , i forgot this log-spec-addenda will implement. [14:13]
mimisbrunnr: Logged on 2017-10-05 16:14 mircea_popescu: phf ben_vulpes Framedragger excepting deedbot from the "don't read out bods" ? feasible ? [14:13]
mircea_popescu: good idea. [14:13]
mircea_popescu: !!sexpr [14:14]
apeloyee: << c := 2^4096 / p i thought you only have integer division? [14:14]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 16:06 asciilifeform: compute 'barrettoid' c for the current m : c := 2^4096 / p . this is done via the knuthian longdividotron, once per modexp. [14:14]
asciilifeform: we have knuthian division, it gives quotient and remainder [14:14]
apeloyee: ok, so quotient of division of 2^4096 by 2^4096-1 is 1. [14:15]
asciilifeform: [14:15]
ben_vulpes: << i have acquired a few afk crises which have eaten a bunch of time since the move. [14:16]
mimisbrunnr: Logged on 2017-10-05 16:26 trinque: if folks are ashamed of not having time for the republic, there's more shame in being unable to say so. [14:16]
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes how about now ? [14:16]
mircea_popescu: !!help sexpr [14:17]
deedbot: [14:17]
asciilifeform: actually apeloyee << strike that, 8192 is correct [14:17]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 18:09 asciilifeform: 4096. [14:17]
asciilifeform: i'ma stop trying to talk in 2 terminals nao, brb [14:17]
mircea_popescu: !~help [14:17]
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: (help [<plugin>] [<command>]) -- This command gives a useful description of what <command> does. <plugin> is only necessary if the command is in more than one plugin. You may also want to use the 'list' command to list all available plugins and commands. [14:17]
mircea_popescu: !~help sexpr [14:17]
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: Error: There is no command "sexpr". [14:17]
mircea_popescu: !#help [14:17]
mircea_popescu: !$help [14:17]
mircea_popescu: !$help json [14:18]
asciilifeform: apeloyee was right in that c is always 2^oneplusbitnessofx / m . [14:18]
ben_vulpes: bot audit [14:18]
mircea_popescu: aha [14:18]
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: ty [14:18]
mircea_popescu: !Qhelp [14:18]
lobbesbot: mircea_popescu: (help [<plugin>] [<command>]) -- This command gives a useful description of what <command> does. <plugin> is only necessary if the command is in more than one plugin. You may also want to use the 'list' command to list all available plugins and commands. [14:18]
* apeloyee straps on gas mask [14:18]
mircea_popescu: ok so results of audit : Framedragger, shinohai, phf : your bot has no help implemented whatsoever, in spite of spec. trinque Framedragger you don't follow the json/sexpr portion, bot simply puts out the same help. [14:20]
mircea_popescu: now the question here is, do we actually want to ditch the machine portable portion of the help ? [14:20]
ben_vulpes: yes [14:20]
apeloyee: asciilifeform: ok, how it's different then from [14:20]
a111: Logged on 2017-09-20 21:18 apeloyee: asciilifeform: [14:20]
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes because we just don't care about machine discovery, now or ever ? [14:21]
ben_vulpes: i am struggling to see the case of ever. someone programming against bots should read the help themselves and implement the api described. [14:22]
mircea_popescu: well the original case was to end up with a proper universal api. [14:22]
mircea_popescu: exactly like the original url worked, in practice the spec never delivered this magical ability to query servers for resources to the end user. [14:23]
mircea_popescu: but practice aside, shouldn't i have the ability to query a bank of seated whores, "what can you do ?" [14:23]
ben_vulpes: should be binary, #t-spec compliant or not. [14:24]
mircea_popescu: i'm sorry. what should ? [14:25]
apeloyee: and ftr secret shift does work. if asciilifeform thinks it's slower than division, he must be chugging really strong stuff. [14:25]
ben_vulpes: the response from the bots to what they can do. either they're all spec-compliant, respond the same way to the same set of commands, or they don't. [14:27]
mircea_popescu: well yes. the part where the spec should be followed is not under discussion. [14:28]
ben_vulpes: and what, a machine-understandable description of what each extra-spec command does? i didn't think anyone here operated machines that /thought/. [14:28]
mircea_popescu: the part what's under discussion is the ~why~ nobody implemented the json/sexpr part of the spec./ [14:28]
ben_vulpes: sloth, likely. [14:28]
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes technology is built by steps. so far, being able to put in machine terms a "ask all the bots see which one mentions 'payments' as a string" is a legitimately useful ability. [14:28]
mircea_popescu: why can't i grep "hurr" over a cat #trilema bots ? [14:29]
asciilifeform: apeloyee: didja deliberately ignore my observation where multiword shift is intrinsically different timing than subword ? [14:30]
asciilifeform: your secret shift leaks timing, apeloyee [14:31]
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: okay, i see it. [14:31]
ben_vulpes: will bring bot to spec. [14:31]
apeloyee: leaks _what_? it does the same fixed shifts, regardless of operands [14:31]
asciilifeform: a shift by multiple of the wordsize takes considerably less time than by not [14:32]
asciilifeform: and to make this untrue, you gotta do W (bitness of ffa) shifts by 1, at all times. [14:32]
asciilifeform: which is same work as knuthdivide. [14:32]
* apeloyee changes gas mask canister [14:33]
apeloyee: a shift by multiple of the wordsize takes considerably less time than by not << and a multiply takes more time than add, what. [14:33]
mircea_popescu: apeloyee but now you can tell what size the shift was, to some degree, by timing. [14:33]
mircea_popescu: !!up apeloyee [14:34]
deedbot: apeloyee voiced for 30 minutes. [14:34]
apeloyee: the operations themselves leak anyway. i thought they shouldn't leak operands? [14:34]
mircea_popescu: size of shift is an operand [14:34]
apeloyee: secret shift does FIXED. SHIFTS. [14:34]
mircea_popescu: trinque << any idea what this is ? [14:34]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 18:04 deedbot: You must be registered. [14:34]
asciilifeform: the one posted by apeloyee -- leaks [14:34]
apeloyee: (except the first sub-word one) [14:35]
mircea_popescu: well excepts are not good signs are they ? [14:35]
asciilifeform: << see also [14:35]
a111: Logged on 2017-09-21 16:22 asciilifeform: !~later tell apeloyee i studied your algo, it (aside from truly massive cost, that would annihilate savings from newton, or barrett, or just about any other trick) ~still leaks~, because shifting by >wordsize is a fundamentally different op from shifting <wordsize and the only way for this to not be true is for all shifts to happen as a series of wordsize shifts and a shift by ffawidth-1 (max shiftness) would then consist of ffawor [14:35]
apeloyee: log(bitness) passes over and the same number of muxes are "massive costs" in your universe? [14:36]
trinque: apeloyee: you tried sending a private message to deedbot with !!up ? [14:37]
apeloyee: asciilifeform: write to gmp authors that you got your 4096-bit mul faster than that. [14:37]
apeloyee: trinque: yes. [14:38]
asciilifeform: apeloyee: it ain't log(bitness) ! not if you don't want to leak any info re the shift amount. [14:38]
apeloyee: i'm all out of gas mask cans! HOW does a FIXED shift leak? [14:39]
asciilifeform: << apeloyee's 'secret shift' [14:40]
asciilifeform: let's do it in detail [14:40]
apeloyee: ok [14:40]
asciilifeform: there are 2 invocations of conventional ffa shift : [14:40]
asciilifeform: ln 36 : A := Shift(A, S mod W) [14:41]
apeloyee: yes, the sub-word shift [14:41]
asciilifeform: ln 41: Scratch2 := Shift(A, S1) [14:41]
apeloyee: the whole-word shift [14:41]
apeloyee: *whole-number-of-words [14:42]
asciilifeform: first of all, didja ever say how to dispose of the 'while' statement ? [14:42]
apeloyee: fix word-size and bitness. otherwise, you don't [14:42]
asciilifeform: second, ~any~ wholeword shift leaks info re the shift amount, because different address sequence . [14:43]
apeloyee: go [14:43]
apeloyee: err [14:43]
apeloyee: goddamnit. it's FIXED!!! first sub-word one (which doesn't leak in our model), then by 1 word, then by 2, then 4, 8 and so on [14:44]
asciilifeform: hm i think i finally see what algo apeloyee was trying to implement ( the pseudocode doesn't actually do it ) [14:46]
asciilifeform: you shift by all possible whole word shifts, and mux-keep the correct one then shift by all wordsize-1 possible subword shifts, and muxkeep the right one. [14:47]
asciilifeform: this is in fact cheaper than knuth div. [14:47]
apeloyee: grrr [14:47]
apeloyee: no! [14:47]
mircea_popescu: a hey that's actually an idea. [14:49]
mircea_popescu: apeloyee why not ? [14:49]
asciilifeform: not only an idea, but afaik the only practical method that isn't W-shifts-by-1-with-mux [14:49]
mircea_popescu: aha. [14:49]
mircea_popescu: and it is in fact log-ish W [14:50]
apeloyee: I do log2(bitness/wordsize) shifts [14:50]
apeloyee: not number-of-words [14:50]
asciilifeform: apeloyee: Shift(A, S mod W) leaks S mod W on machines without a barrel shifter. [14:50]
apeloyee: I assumed the elementary shift doesn't leak. whatever, just do the sub-word shifts with the same algorithm (with word size 1) [14:52]
apeloyee: for exactly log(bitness) shifts and muxes. [14:52]
asciilifeform: is what i described above neh [14:53]
asciilifeform: nonleaking variant of apeloyee's algo. [14:53]
asciilifeform: and i suspect that he is right that it would beat doublewide-x variant. [14:53]
apeloyee: wrong. not wordsize-1 shifts log2(wordsize) shifts. [14:53]
mircea_popescu: apeloyee no ints are ever exactly log(something) :D [14:54]
asciilifeform: he means bitness-of-wordsize - number of shifts [14:54]
mircea_popescu: i'm just being a pain. [14:54]
asciilifeform: lolk [14:54]
apeloyee: per spec the bitness is a power of two [14:54]
asciilifeform: indeed [14:54]
trinque: apeloyee: gpg: BAD04B14A4545828FABCE63C3DB30625393C0BB1: skipped: unusable public key << gpg has this to say about your fp [14:54]
mircea_popescu: !!key apeloyee [14:54]
deedbot: [14:54]
mircea_popescu: trinque well in fairness, it does say BAD right there in the leadup [14:55]
trinque: lol [14:55]
trinque: case closed [14:55]
mod6: :D [14:55]
apeloyee: I did up myself once, and it worked [14:55]
asciilifeform: it imports here [14:55]
asciilifeform: gpg1.4.10 [14:55]
mircea_popescu: trinque you got corrupted, key is fine [14:55]
asciilifeform: d00d has perfectly working pgpkey. [14:55]
trinque: yes, and I barfed the key out of same gpg to put it on the wot site [14:56]
mircea_popescu: << deets [14:56]
asciilifeform: oh hey it's a clock item [14:56]
asciilifeform: trinque's clock is ahead of mine [14:56]
asciilifeform: and key expired. [14:57]
asciilifeform: ( in trinque's planet, but not yet here ) [14:57]
asciilifeform: why didja make a key that expired in weeks, apeloyee ?! [14:57]
apeloyee: hm, right. well... [14:58]
mircea_popescu: what ? [14:58]
mircea_popescu: expires 0 ? [14:58]
apeloyee: the key expired. [14:59]
asciilifeform: subkey, to be specific. [14:59]
mircea_popescu: nuts [15:00]
mircea_popescu: apeloyee what was the thinking there ?! [15:00]
asciilifeform: << gory detail [15:00]
apeloyee: no thinking that i can think of. [15:03]
asciilifeform: apeloyee: please make a new one ? and give to trinque , signed with old [15:03]
asciilifeform: and possibly he will agree to swap it in. [15:03]
trinque: when I get around to it sure [15:03]
trinque: but this is getting ridiculous [15:04]
asciilifeform: ftr apeloyee has entirely valid, imho, algo, but terribly confusing pseudocode [15:04]
asciilifeform: !!up apeloyee [15:04]
deedbot: apeloyee voiced for 30 minutes. [15:04]
asciilifeform: though it does look like it'll have to do log2(wordbitness) shifts for the initial subword slide, rather than 1, to avoid leaking on machines without barrel [15:07]
asciilifeform: ( example : if wordbitness is 64, any subword shift is from 0 .. 63, and therefore can be expressed using 6 muxgated shifts . ) [15:09]
asciilifeform: ( first : 'maybe shift by 1' , second : 'maybe by 2', last : ' ... by 32' ) [15:09]
apeloyee: so do you agree it's O(bitness log bitness) now? [15:10]
asciilifeform: same thing we do for the wholeword shift [15:10]
asciilifeform: aha [15:10]
apeloyee: painful, but probably beats a larger muliply [15:10]
asciilifeform: it gotta [15:10]
asciilifeform: ty for properly rubbing it in asciilifeform's nose, apeloyee [15:11]
apeloyee: btw, i'd like to know the answer to [15:11]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 18:20 apeloyee: asciilifeform: ok, how it's different then from [15:11]
asciilifeform: apparently ~nobody else properly reads. [15:11]
asciilifeform: apeloyee: it won't differ at all, once i have working shifter using your scheme. [15:12]
asciilifeform: as i understand will be quite exactly it. [15:12]
apeloyee: but but you said ! [15:13]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 16:15 asciilifeform: the (unsurprising) surprise is that ^method is wholly absent from the public lit [15:13]
asciilifeform: i was discussing a 'shiftless' doublewide barrett [15:13]
apeloyee: so was I [15:13]
* asciilifeform rereads [15:13]
apeloyee: in that link [15:13]
asciilifeform: apeloyee: what is B ? [15:15]
apeloyee: 4^K = R*N + B, 0 <= B <= N (line seven). pseudo-remainder. [15:15]
apeloyee: if N is 2^(K-1), then ordinary quotient won't fit in K+1 bits. but pseudo-quotient (one less the actual quotient) still works. [15:17]
apeloyee: meaning you divide 4^K - 1 by the modulus, not 4^K [15:18]
asciilifeform: why 4^k ? [15:19]
apeloyee: we had that thread today!!! [15:20]
asciilifeform: aa 2^(2k) ok [15:20]
asciilifeform: apeloyee: so what'd the correction step look like, with the pseudoquotient [15:21]
apeloyee: one subtraction and mux. [15:22]
asciilifeform: oh hm this worx. [15:22]
asciilifeform: adds exactly one sub-and-mux to the existing 3. [15:23]
asciilifeform: neato apeloyee , ty. [15:23]
apeloyee: why three? [15:23]
asciilifeform: was 3 in barrett's original proof. but with doublewide c, looks like only 1 ? ( though i do not yet have a proof for this ) [15:25]
apeloyee: in the posted version exactly ONE is needed [15:25]
apeloyee: barrett original needed two [15:25]
asciilifeform: i can read, and see this. but why is it 1 ? [15:26]
apeloyee: A - N*floor(A*R/4^K) < 2*N <- do you agree with this? (the proof is unnecessarily complicated in that paste) [15:26]
asciilifeform: dunno if i do, still trying to swallow the proof. [15:28]
apeloyee: what step is a problem? [15:29]
asciilifeform: let's start with the above [15:29]
apeloyee: let rewind. A*R = A*(4^K - B)/N = (A*4^K)/N - A*B/N as B <= N, then the previous >= (A*4^K)/N - A. clear? [15:31]
asciilifeform: ok [15:32]
apeloyee: A <4^K, so the above strictly >(A*4^K)/N - A. [15:32]
apeloyee: which is equal to (A/N - 1)*4^K [15:33]
apeloyee: ie our result is off by at most one [15:33]
asciilifeform: ok indeed worx. [15:33]
apeloyee: and in one side only, as obv can't be bigger than (A/N)*4^K [15:34]
asciilifeform: !!up apeloyee [15:34]
deedbot: apeloyee voiced for 30 minutes. [15:34]
asciilifeform: !!rate apeloyee 2 A - N*floor(A*R/4^K) < 2*N [15:36]
deedbot: Get your OTP: [15:36]
asciilifeform: !!v 17BC89B25DD39E071B293EDE353D50C10A165F320E436ED7FE36D996140DBBCC [15:36]
deedbot: asciilifeform updated rating of apeloyee from 1 to 2 << A - N*floor(A*R/4^K) < 2*N [15:36]
asciilifeform: eagle eyes, apeloyee . i dun suppose you have a constant time gcd up your sleeve ? [15:36]
apeloyee: now let's try generalizing to standard barrett (the error will grow to 2 of course). let L be number of digits in N: 2^(L-1) <= N < L. L is calc'd with the CLZ algorithm [15:37]
apeloyee: what you need a gcd *for* [15:37]
asciilifeform: miller-rabin [15:37]
apeloyee: I don't see any GCD in miller-rabin [15:38]
asciilifeform: for the initial sieve ~prior~ to miller-rabin [15:38]
asciilifeform: want to gcd(candidate, biggestprimorialthatfitsintheffabitness) [15:38]
apeloyee: why [15:39]
asciilifeform: save massive time [15:39]
asciilifeform: the other obvious place for gcd is rsa phi [15:39]
apeloyee: asciilifeform: just do trial division. [15:40]
asciilifeform: and in who knows what future numbertheoretical ops. we gotta have gcd. [15:40]
asciilifeform: trial division is dog slow vs gcd. [15:40]
apeloyee: you gcd is O(N^3), and so is trial divisiom [15:41]
apeloyee: *your [15:41]
asciilifeform: non-constanttime gcd is certainly not O(N^3) [15:41]
asciilifeform: why do you think constanttime gotta be, apeloyee ? [15:41]
asciilifeform: take lehmer's gcd as a starting point. [15:42]
apeloyee: I'm simply saying trial division is better than what you have [15:42]
asciilifeform: i dun have a working gcd yet [15:42]
apeloyee: you proposed a euclidean one. [15:42]
asciilifeform: euclidean'd be o(n^3) yes [15:43]
asciilifeform: ( and still not constant time ) [15:43]
apeloyee: just do some muxes in the end. 2*bitness divisions obv suffice (actually less, but I'm sleepy now) [15:43]
asciilifeform: currently i suspect that it is possible to constantize lehmer's logn gcd. [15:44]
asciilifeform: ( or not ? ) [15:44]
asciilifeform: hm, i must've been thinking of some other gcd algo, because lehmer's is a definite dead end. [15:45]
apeloyee: but here's an O(n^2 log n), for a large value of constant. [15:45]
asciilifeform: apeloyee: if you can think of a subquadratic constanttime gcd, plz do write in [15:45]
asciilifeform: oh?? [15:45]
apeloyee: well, not subquadratic :( but obv correct [15:46]
asciilifeform: let's have it [15:46]
apeloyee: let a, b be inputs a > b. shift b left so that it has one digit less than a (using CLZ and secretshift), subtract b from a repeatedly (at most thrice). b:= new result, a:=b [15:48]
asciilifeform: what happens if a <= b ?? [15:48]
apeloyee: you sort them at the biginning, using a mux. [15:48]
asciilifeform: so i sorted them, answer is for the sorted pair then, not the actual pair neh [15:49]
asciilifeform: and say they're equal. [15:49]
asciilifeform: what then ? [15:49]
asciilifeform: other thing is that i dun see how this is constant time [15:50]
asciilifeform: time will vary massively depending on hamming weights [15:50]
apeloyee: on what planet gcd(a,b)<>gcd(b,a). [15:50]
asciilifeform: tru!! [15:51]
asciilifeform: q remains tho, how to handle a==b case [15:51]
apeloyee: if they're equal -that's the end, the gcd is found. don't throw out the unshifted b. [15:51]
asciilifeform: that ain't constant time !! [15:51]
asciilifeform: thing has to take exactly.same.number.of.steps. regardless of what a,b equal. [15:52]
apeloyee: do what you'd do in euclidean. [15:52]
asciilifeform: pretty sure you just described lehmer's gcd, actually [15:53]
apeloyee: grind until you did (2*bitness) steps. since remainder can't be more than a/2. [15:54]
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asciilifeform: apeloyee: maybe i'm thick, but i don't see how to grind 'shift so b has one digit less than a' a fixed number of times for all possible a and b. [15:57]
asciilifeform: can i persuade you to write this out as algo , apeloyee ? [15:58]
apeloyee: you shift (b) left by max(0,CLZ(a)-CLZ(b)-1) bits [16:00]
asciilifeform: yes that's one shot [16:00]
asciilifeform: but what are the fixed shots ? [16:00]
asciilifeform: and on what does their number depend. [16:00]
apeloyee: 2*bitness shots suffice (actually less). see above .i'll write it but not now. [16:02]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 19:54 apeloyee: grind until you did (2*bitness) steps. since remainder can't be more than a/2. [16:02]
asciilifeform: ok laters then [16:03]
* asciilifeform bbl. [16:03]
apeloyee: bye. [16:03]
trinque: !~later tell apeloyee glad to see someone grinding the ffa forward with asciilifeform. get me that fixed key! [16:20]
jhvh1: trinque: The operation succeeded. [16:20]
asciilifeform: !~later tell mircea_popescu << possibly lulzy: garza convicted [18:11]
jhvh1: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded. [18:11]
asciilifeform: tldr: usg inquisitor imposes 10mil $ fine, plus whatever jail ( decided later ) [18:12]
asciilifeform: !#s garza [18:14]
a111: 133 results for "garza", [18:14]
BingoBoingo: lol [18:33]
BingoBoingo: Scum scuming scum [18:40]
mircea_popescu: << lol. [20:24]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 19:20 apeloyee: we had that thread today!!! [20:24]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform pretty sure that's BingoBoingo o no wait, was it cazalla's good friend ? [20:25]
mircea_popescu: the guy with the slutty wife. [20:25]
asciilifeform: waiwat who [20:25]
mircea_popescu: homero garza [20:27]
asciilifeform: aaa [20:27]
mircea_popescu: ran a fake miner farm scam fore a while in iirc 2013 [20:28]
mircea_popescu: << ahaha [20:32]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 19:50 apeloyee: on what planet gcd(a,b)<>gcd(b,a). [20:32]
mircea_popescu: alf is obv lefthanded, has problems with commutativity. [20:34]
a111: Logged on 2017-09-20 19:26 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: lookx to me like your addition dun commute ( or associate... ) [20:34]
* mircea_popescu enjoyed reading convo, evidently enough. [20:34]
* asciilifeform currently making an efficient seekritshift, it is somewhat tricky [20:35]
asciilifeform: incidentally ( and luckily for asciilifeform ) asciilifeform is not left-handed : left-handers were savagely beaten on asciilifeform's home world [20:37]
mircea_popescu: at age 4 ? [20:37]
asciilifeform: aha. [20:37]
mircea_popescu: tsk [20:37]
mircea_popescu: << ahahaha what is this bs, some other nobility elliot ? [20:38]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-05 19:55 BingoBoingo: ethnic enclaves, they never fail to put on a smile and admire everything Asian. Without the Asian industriousness and food, the Westerners will just be cave people just like their cave-dwelling ancestors not too long ago. One has to wonder why didn’t the Mongol overlords finish colonizing these Westerners and turned them into proper Asians. In the near future, the Chinese will just do that because the spineless lazy Westerners have gr [20:38]
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i take it this custom was not alive in classical ro ? [20:38]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform not really. they even tolerated left hand writing, to some degree. [20:38]
* asciilifeform genuinely surprised [20:39]
mircea_popescu: bear in mind tho that i come from the civilised third of romania. [20:39]
asciilifeform: vlad's dukedom iirc ? [20:39]
mircea_popescu: no, vlad was voievode of the south, actually. this'd be the northwest. [20:40]
asciilifeform: oh hm. [20:40]
mircea_popescu: at the time, right and proper austrian lands. [20:40]
mircea_popescu: whereas most stories of romanian independenciality tend to come from 3rd 3rth, the north east. [20:41]
mircea_popescu: stephen and such. [20:41]
asciilifeform: interesting combo, boys fighting over meat in soup, but left-handing -- tolerated [20:42]
mircea_popescu: which soup is this ? [20:42]
asciilifeform: hm could've sworn it was in l0gz [20:43]
asciilifeform: alluded to in but iirc was in a trilema piece [20:43]
a111: Logged on 2017-02-19 16:12 mircea_popescu: (the source was 80s dispute wrt to general public's apparent bottomless appetite for purchasing luxury goods -- in eastern communism this includes meat, washing machines, electricity, etc -- for which they won't even have the fucking decency to pay in hard currency, but aim to use the worthless reminbo internal scrip) [20:43]
asciilifeform: where girls in mircea_popescu's school would beg him for meat or how did it go [20:44]
asciilifeform: did i dream this? [20:44]
mircea_popescu: boys fought for the proper cut of bread (ie, the end bit, for some reason, was the only proper bit). but the last time communal eating was common was just about kindergarten [20:44]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform oh, yeah, but teh story was subtly different. [20:44]
mircea_popescu: such as -- 4yos girls not boys mostly me being an uppity snot. that sorta thing. [20:45]
asciilifeform: this piece was memorable, because at no point was meat any kind of luxury for asciilifeform & co. [20:47]
mircea_popescu: pretty much all common man could have for the asking wo9uld be dog food parts, lower chicken legs, necks, that sorta thing. [20:49]
mircea_popescu: this, throughout 80s. [20:49]
asciilifeform: nuts. [20:50]
mircea_popescu: romania had a plan! [20:50]
deedbot: << Trilema - Nateeee [21:58]
asciilifeform: in other lulz, [22:42]
asciilifeform: d00d evidently did his homework. [22:43]
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> asciilifeform pretty sure that's BingoBoingo o no wait, was it cazalla's good friend ? << He was the cheif jizz mopper cazalla and self cut teeth on [22:47]
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> ran a fake miner farm scam fore a while in iirc 2013 << Perhaps something that early but mostly 2014 thing. Complete collapse happened between Xmas and New Years [22:48]
BingoBoingo: << random response to whiny barangs [22:49]
a111: Logged on 2017-10-06 00:38 mircea_popescu: << ahahaha what is this bs, some other nobility elliot ? [22:49]
BingoBoingo: In other 12 hour sagas "The remains of a possible fetus were discovered by a custodian Wednesday in the bathroom of Wirth-Parks Middle School in Cahokia. The coroner arrived at the scene shortly after 8:30 p.m. and carried a small, covered box into the school." << "‘Fetal remains’ found in school bathroom actually a used feminine hygiene pad" [22:53]
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: what's a barang ? [23:22]
BingoBoingo: Foreigner, in a language which apparently features a high degree of mutual intelligibility in its region [23:28]
asciilifeform: aaah gaijin [23:28]
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  1. bellepsymn`s avatar
    Saturday, 2 May 2020

    Hi :). I am from Netherlands and i don't know how can i disable my signature? Regards :)

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 2 May 2020

    What sense does that make ?

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