Forum logs for 14 Mar 2018

Monday, 16 March, Year 12 d.Tr. | Author:
mircea_popescu: ahahahaha check out the hysterical history of pantsuitism! [00:03]
mircea_popescu: choicest bits : "Staunch Unionists in Eugene were outraged. They did not, however, feel outraged enough to brave those grim-faced Smithfield sharpshooters in an attempt to do something about it. So instead, they complained bitterly to every authority they could reach: the sheriff, the state legislature, and yes, the federal government in Washington, D.C." [00:04]
mircea_popescu: "A few weeks later, one of the Smithfield rebels was caught in Eugene trying to buy supplies, and arrested and lodged in a jailhouse. Word spread quickly, and a lynch mob soon had assembled to lay siege to the jailhouse. But the rebel, who had hidden a tiny penknife somewhere on his person, put up such a ferocious fight that vigilante justice was delayed long enough for the sheriff to arrive with a posse, and soon the mob was [00:04]
mircea_popescu: dispersed." [00:04]
ben_vulpes: complaining bitterly to any mother who might be nearby is how oregonians do everything [00:06]
ben_vulpes: modern variant [00:06]
mircea_popescu: oh, don't forget the send-off, "if anyone had shot at mommy, THE ENTIRE WORLD WOULD HAVE BEEN RAZED DOWN!!!! but since i could find no record of it happening..." [00:06]
ben_vulpes: womxn is the new word in other linguistic backflips [00:07]
mircea_popescu: why not dumbxss [00:09]
hanbot: <ben_vulpes> womxn is the new word in other linguistic backflips << why, has the average one gotten so large you can't tell whether or not she's a plurality? [00:36]
mircea_popescu: lmao [00:36]
mircea_popescu: o wow BingoBoingo is getting an uruguayan cedula ?! [00:38]
mircea_popescu: but i lolled at the fbi check through interpol. "send me an aba wire through sepa!" [00:40]
mircea_popescu: and check out ben_vulpes he actually knows the terms of art now. been doing some reading ? [00:42]
ben_vulpes: which in particular? [00:44]
mircea_popescu: lol. [00:44]
ben_vulpes: niggardly? [00:44]
mircea_popescu: ok, why not. "catastrophes in complex systems fall out of failure cascades" is almost bibliography calc, neh ? [00:45]
mircea_popescu: amost exactly* [00:45]
ben_vulpes: iirc that nugget stuck with me from a piece on five mile island i read lord only knows how long ago [00:46]
mircea_popescu: ic [00:46]
mircea_popescu: well, it's how the people who make this stuff their business call things, anyway. [00:47]
ben_vulpes: i think i will take the avuncular head-pat [00:48]
mircea_popescu: lol. [00:49]
mircea_popescu: why were the posts too far for your rails! [00:49]
mircea_popescu: buncha starstruck noobs. [00:49]
ben_vulpes: i halfway suspect that nobody had ever looked inside that cabinet until BingoBoingo maybe arrived from the boat preassembled even, to dimensions convenient to assemblers and not users. [00:50]
mircea_popescu: incidentally, i'm such a fan of crescent wrenches i actually keep them around as art objects / use them idly while walking around the house as sceptres, gesture with them and so forth. [00:50]
mircea_popescu: "french wrench" in romanian, an they kick ass. [00:51]
ben_vulpes: "llave ingles" in sudamerica [00:51]
mircea_popescu: i actually have a 12 inch truper right on this desk [00:51]
mircea_popescu: i've had it for a year, afaik never used yet for anything in the vein of its intended utilities. [00:52]
ben_vulpes: they've always been my "wrong tool for every job" i'd rather have a set of deep sockets in pretty much every situation. [00:52]
mircea_popescu: but this is better to crack almonds with. [00:53]
ben_vulpes: now see that's a job for vice grips [00:53]
ben_vulpes: can get them to bottom out just beyond the cracking distance! [00:54]
mircea_popescu: next you're going to build elaborate nutcrackers like those doomed bavarians. [00:54]
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes it's not "a chance", it's a virtual guarantee. were you there and pissed they'd have pushed you though apologetically. [00:55]
mircea_popescu: but stuck for hours with $mysteriousbag... and bored... [00:55]
ben_vulpes: perhaps i'll have the opportunity to run the experiment some day and we can see [00:57]
mircea_popescu: but the point is solid, you need the forum MORE when you're in the shit, not less. [00:57]
ben_vulpes: expensive lesson [00:59]
asciilifeform: << bahaha i was near certain nobody else did this ! [01:00]
a111: Logged on 2018-03-14 04:50 mircea_popescu: incidentally, i'm such a fan of crescent wrenches i actually keep them around as art objects / use them idly while walking around the house as sceptres, gesture with them and so forth. [01:00]
mircea_popescu: "anyone taking hardware to Spaceship Montevideo must conceal as much of it in servers as possible" << - >> and all that, yes ? i thought this was amply discussed in february. [01:01]
a111: Logged on 2018-02-06 13:13 mircea_popescu: intel thinking at the time being is, "have the paperwork for mbs and chips in slot 1 paperwork for disks in slot 2 for ram in slot 3. then if asked for papers, present slot 1, offer to pay, whine and ask for discounts, etc. if that dun pass, add slot 2, whine more insistently." [01:01]
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform as he says, they're not actually useful other than symbolically. but symbolically AND HOW [01:02]
asciilifeform: 'vicegrip' evenbetter toy [01:02]
asciilifeform: ( and even more monumentally useless in actual use ) [01:02]
mircea_popescu: i dunno, by now we're starting towards gynecological instruments. [01:03]
asciilifeform: i'm half convinces that ~every d00d, whether admits or not, owns at least a speculum [01:03]
asciilifeform: ( if not a tenaculum ) [01:03]
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo ben_vulpes next time, turn the damned things on for half an hour, covers off, so they suck in some dust also. [01:04]
ben_vulpes: 'tis more or less what i had, but inapplicable to a bag of parts. the three new-in-box drives plus the expediter's fee plus a honking pile of taxesnfees-that-aren't-IVA was the bulk of the bill. [01:12]
ben_vulpes: net tax on the miserably small pile that was actually declared ran in the 45% range [01:13]
ben_vulpes: [01:13]
ben_vulpes: ( ) [01:13]
ben_vulpes: interestingly, drives bolted to trays were effectively untaxed. [01:14]
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in "traffic" and other web 2.0 lulz, [01:33]
mircea_popescu: (not solitary case, etc) [01:34]
mircea_popescu: germany's crazy with 0-length content "webstites". [01:35]
diana_coman: trinque, sounds good and I'm certainly interested in a recipe for transitioning a classical gentoo as well since I can quite see I'll need it anyway [03:15]
mircea_popescu: in bonus lulz, [03:32]
mircea_popescu: imo much better than the baez original, specifically because it's the same pantsuitism (tho for all the bonus levels of involuntary lulz one actually needs fluent romanian) [03:33]
mircea_popescu: same gal, for balance. [03:33]
mircea_popescu: "luciri de lampadare" takes all the caek. [03:34]
mod6: mornin' [09:17]
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> o wow BingoBoingo is getting an uruguayan cedula ?! << Well, kind goes with the de-empirification process [11:39]
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> but i lolled at the fbi check through interpol. "send me an aba wire through sepa!" << Apparently US law enforcement does not answer these requests from US persons, hence the WTF intermediary [11:40]
deedbot: << Qntra - US SEC, Elizabeth Holmes, And Theranos Announce "Massive Fraud"Charges And Proposed Settlement Together [13:58]
deedbot: << Trilema - Lili Marleen, the only English version that doesn't suck. [18:12]
BingoBoingo: !~ticker --market all [20:17]
jhvh1: BingoBoingo: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 8239.94, vol: 21206.61521357 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 8204.9, vol: 78055.15947485 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 8199.8, vol: 16286.7813589 | Volume-weighted last average: 8210.61203341 [20:18]
hanbot: phf fwiw 404s [20:44]
mircea_popescu: soo this actually (mostly) functional drive actually fails to read its own smart data. [21:19]
mircea_popescu: i've never seen something like this before. [21:19]
* asciilifeform seen [21:20]
asciilifeform: but it was a drive where i , uh, molested, the firmware [21:20]
asciilifeform: ( a la but 'before it was cool'(tm) ) [21:21]
mircea_popescu: this is just an ancient (80gb) drive. [21:51]
mircea_popescu: 2057 bad sectors. [21:51]
mircea_popescu: old style ide [21:52]
asciilifeform: lol! i thought you'd boiled those in tomato soup [21:55]
asciilifeform: ( ) [21:55]
asciilifeform: fwiw 'smart' wasn't marketed till 2004 iirc. so possibly the thing dun even have it. [21:57]
asciilifeform: ( prior to the standard, you could only read diskrot data via proprietary magics ) [21:58]
* asciilifeform pulls a 80G ( circa 2001 ) out of the depths of the depths -- and - as expected - no 'smart' [22:00]
asciilifeform: sorta how my '92 toyota had no obd plug [22:01]
* asciilifeform bbl. [22:01]
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