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00:14:23 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19600 @ 0.00056232 = 11.0215 BTC [-] {2}

00:20:16 deedbot-: [Qntra] Popescu Opens Block Cipher Competition: 10 BTC Bounty + Peerage - http://qntra.net/2016/02/popescu-opens-block-cipher-competition-10-btc-bounty-peerage/

00:20:37 mircea_popescu: a barony!

00:20:55 mircea_popescu: pity we don't have any nubile young ladies to offer in marriage as well.

00:28:37 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7221 @ 0.00057009 = 4.1166 BTC [+]

00:37:45 BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> a barony! << Barony today, Dutchy tomorrow

00:38:38 mircea_popescu: in further similar news, http://40.media.tumblr.com/f62c510755444bbdd80bd42df46dac70/tumblr_nscknciOZ01t7zqzuo2_1280.jpg

00:38:40 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1S3VQ7h )

00:43:17 BingoBoingo: Jew http://a3.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=%2Fphoto%2F2015%2F0701%2Fmag_body_Raisman03_RW_576x768.jpg&w=570

00:43:18 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/20cWKh7 )

01:00:23 BingoBoingo: Hegel's disgusting endgame https://archive.is/0AC4C and about that author https://archive.is/2fMRA

01:00:23 assbot: This is an Essay About a Fat Woman Being Loved and Getting Laid - The Toast ... ( http://bit.ly/1S3Xupj )

01:00:24 assbot: This is an Essay About a Fat Woman being Mean and Getting Told Off : fatpeoplestories ... ( http://bit.ly/1S3Xupp )

01:03:50 BingoBoingo: Anyways, the story of the Obeast inducing vomit in a normal person has since been removed from reddit by the fee-fee police

01:13:13 BingoBoingo: !up AaronvanW

01:13:20 BingoBoingo: !up adlai

01:14:21 adlai: this block cipher challenge is too soon, i haven't even finished my BBCC yet

01:14:41 mircea_popescu: i know.

01:15:00 mircea_popescu: da fuck can i do, freedom and decentralization means people run away with the things!

01:16:56 BingoBoingo: I dunno seems like an interesting time to put it out there. Who knows what will wash up?

01:17:57 BingoBoingo: Maybe Perelman decides he needs some Bitcoin to try the Erdos thing?

01:21:55 BingoBoingo: In other news Reddit gets a girlfriend https://archive.is/Vcka4

01:21:56 assbot: Me 22 M with my 23 F 6 month girlfriend, I love her and can't stand the sight of her. : relationships ... ( http://bit.ly/1S3Zu0X )

01:26:05 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: played around with a few graph-theoretical approaches (in particular, max-clique problem)

01:26:19 asciilifeform: the real gotcha turns out to be... we don't really have hard difficulty proofs.

01:26:33 asciilifeform: which, yes, contradicts everybody's kindergarten textbook, but bear with me

01:26:52 asciilifeform: we have proof that $problem falls into, e.g., np-complete complexity class. but what we ~don't~ have is,

01:27:11 asciilifeform: any means to prove that a ~particular~ instance of that problem is not susceptible to a more efficient pill.

01:27:23 asciilifeform: this is a subtle difference, but quite lethal.

01:28:30 asciilifeform: if there is anybody to whom this does not make sense - speak up!

01:32:41 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9050 @ 0.00056197 = 5.0858 BTC [-]

01:53:12 phf: is because kolmogorov complexity is uncomputable

01:54:10 mircea_popescu: yes.

01:54:21 mircea_popescu: this is exactly ah.

01:54:25 mircea_popescu: phf has it.

02:00:14 BingoBoingo: http://epmonthly.com/article/goodbye-standard-of-care-hello-reasonable-practice/

02:00:16 assbot: Goodbye Standard of Care, Hello Reasonable Practice - Emergency Physicians Monthly ... ( http://bit.ly/1S42RVC )

02:00:21 BingoBoingo: ^ related

02:00:58 mircea_popescu: heh

02:01:07 mircea_popescu: bahamascare

02:04:01 mircea_popescu: " In another variation on the theme, statisticians created the concept of a ?standard deviation? realizing that samples in a data set may vary considerably."

02:04:11 mircea_popescu: this person is intellectually unqualified to participate in any discussion.

02:04:15 mircea_popescu: shoo to the fields.

02:06:08 BingoBoingo: Update http://qntra.net/2015/03/local-police-arming-robots/#comment-44924

02:06:09 assbot: Local Police Arming Robots | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/1S43gYb )

02:07:00 BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> this person is intellectually unqualified to participate in any discussion. << Why so surprised.

02:09:24 BingoBoingo: 'Murican Doctor-Lawyer supposed to not be an idiot or something?

02:10:14 mircea_popescu: well... either way.

02:18:02 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform> any means to prove that a ~particular~ instance of that problem is not susceptible to a more efficient pill. << incidentally, this is the best argument for SIMPLE (mathematically) ciphers and cryptography generally.

02:18:26 mircea_popescu: when i see the "s-boxes" and schedules and bs i get this distinct "technician aspiring to be engineer" feeling.

02:50:54 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 's-boxes' etc are the voodoo paraphernalia of the block-ciphration field, which was from its very beginning and to this day 100% hokum

02:52:06 asciilifeform: (in fact, the roots of all of the state-of-the-art work ~pre-date~ cook's theorem and the notion of quantifiable algorithmic complexity !)

02:52:16 asciilifeform: and really belong in the rubbish bin with the enigma rotor etc.

02:52:51 asciilifeform: quite possibly the very mission of nsa, for the decades prior to zimmerman, was to keep block cipheration alive...

02:53:14 asciilifeform: (and to sell it through swiss catamite intermediaries to anyone who'd buy, after the last rotor finally gave up the ghost)

02:55:09 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1396901 << the other thing is, simplicity is sorta like sanitation. picture trying to explain 'why i do not like to swim in liquid shit'

02:55:09 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 02:18:02; mircea_popescu: asciilifeform> any means to prove that a ~particular~ instance of that problem is not susceptible to a more efficient pill. << incidentally, this is the best argument for SIMPLE (mathematically) ciphers and cryptography generally.

02:55:14 asciilifeform: does there need to be a 'why.'

02:55:40 BingoBoingo: Last Firefox feature gone http://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/02/04/2221204/firefox-44-deletes-fine-grained-cookie-management

02:55:42 assbot: Firefox 44 Deletes Fine-Grained Cookie Management - Slashdot ... ( http://bit.ly/20vikTw )

02:56:08 asciilifeform: firefox died forever for me when it started leaking memory.

02:56:18 asciilifeform: (and selling own vulns first-looksee to usg.)

02:56:31 BingoBoingo: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=606655

02:56:35 assbot: 606655 – Remove "Ask me everytime" cookies option. ... ( http://bit.ly/20vir19 )

02:56:51 BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: The thing about turds is they can keep dying forever.

02:57:08 asciilifeform: this is why we have burial.

02:57:10 asciilifeform: and cremation.

02:57:18 asciilifeform: so that things do not need to 'keep dying forever'

02:58:04 BingoBoingo: Turd gets eaten by clover, dies forever when eaten by bunny. Dies forever when eaten by hunter. Bunny becomes turd. repeat

03:03:46 BingoBoingo: But seriously lolz on Bugzilla: "It seems that eventually by fixing this non-bug a REAL BUG has now been created: forcing the ASK_BEFORE_ACCEPT like ACCEPT_NORMALLY (see comment 19 above by M Hamdy) results in allowing, e.g., google.com to install a cookie even if google.com is set to be blocked in the list of exceptions."

03:04:51 asciilifeform: mozilla is ~ as interesting at this point as ms exploder.

03:06:01 asciilifeform: in mostly unrelated news, i finally got a new pair of opterons.

03:06:09 asciilifeform: 'new' that is. circa '08.

03:07:08 asciilifeform: they were apparently $3K ~each~ when new. which is surreal.

03:07:33 asciilifeform: (today - ~fiddybux/ea.)

03:13:25 BingoBoingo: Sweet

03:13:48 BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Got a good link on Mozilla selling their vulns?

03:13:56 asciilifeform: nope.

03:14:04 asciilifeform: only the cobwebbed recesses of my cranium.

03:14:22 asciilifeform: perhaps mircea_popescu when he wakes up.

03:15:48 BingoBoingo: Alright

03:24:56 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=04-02-2016#1396843 << tmsr is not a place! or what, freemasons were also a place ?

03:24:56 assbot: Logged on 04-02-2016 23:34:43; mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag> how many us folk realize that usa was mega-power in mid-20th ~because~ it was a place where folks like ulam wanted to live ? >> this is what i've been saying re tmsr for a while nao. finally dawned ?

03:25:04 asciilifeform: wake me up when i can physically move into it.

03:25:13 asciilifeform: until then it is a thing-other-than-a-place.

03:26:49 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=04-02-2016#1396844 << actually yes ! note how mircea_popescu successfully lives there! (he carries a portable timewarp generator, it is in his waistcoat)

03:26:49 assbot: Logged on 04-02-2016 23:40:10; kakobrekla: and where do they want to live, in the past where all the cool beans are?

03:27:09 asciilifeform: i would like to move to the past, but i do not have the correct waistcoat, it seems.

03:37:30 deedbot-: [Qntra] Last Actual Mozilla Feature Removed - http://qntra.net/2016/02/last-actual-mozilla-feature-removed/

04:02:07 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 11000 @ 0.00056197 = 6.1817 BTC [-]

04:08:37 BingoBoingo: !up ieephm

04:08:56 BingoBoingo: On the things classic fraudsters links to http://www.wngd.org/

04:08:57 assbot: World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) - First Saturday of May! ... ( http://bit.ly/1T1Aqrs )

04:13:17 mircea_popescu: hm ?

04:14:01 BingoBoingo: linked from http://fraudsters.com/2013/practical-spring-planting/

04:14:02 assbot: Practical spring planting on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1T1AZ4u )

04:14:44 mircea_popescu: aha.

04:15:17 BingoBoingo: !up felipelalli

04:15:27 felipelalli: New article about the importance of Bitcoin OTC WoT: https://yeppudaproductions.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/a-importancia-do-bitcoin-otc-wot/ - have fun! :)

04:15:29 assbot: A importância do Bitcoin OTC WoT | Yeppuda Productions ... ( http://bit.ly/1T1BbAF )

04:15:40 felipelalli: (I hope translate it to English in future)

04:15:46 felipelalli: sorry about the Portuguese

04:15:59 mircea_popescu: what's a yeppuda ?

04:16:35 felipelalli: yeppuda is "beautiful" in Korean

04:16:44 mircea_popescu: oic.

04:16:44 felipelalli: or "you're beautiful", something like that

04:16:53 felipelalli: I had to learn that when I was living in Australia! :)

04:17:04 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1396903 << quite.

04:17:04 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 02:50:54; asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 's-boxes' etc are the voodoo paraphernalia of the block-ciphration field, which was from its very beginning and to this day 100% hokum

04:17:05 danielpbarron: >> A couple of kettles served them well for many years, but when rust finally overcame them, the only replacements they could fashion came from birch bark. << /me thinks of leaky treebark flasks

04:17:59 felipelalli: mircea_popescu, thank you to being the main source of this article! Thanks to have produced good contents about the subject.

04:19:22 mircea_popescu: sure.

04:19:35 felipelalli: (I have to go now, I'll read the feedback later, if any) good bye! :)

04:20:20 mircea_popescu: "dedico este artigo aos meu amigos Douglas Castro e Bingo Boingo" check it out bb you're also famous.

04:20:44 mircea_popescu: Formal neste artigo todo n?o significa ?papelada? ou burocracia, mas se refere ? formalidade matem?tica, aquela evid?ncia que pode ser matematicamente comprovada (atrav?s de assinaturas digitais criptogr?ficas, por exemplo). << :D

04:20:49 mircea_popescu: i love local color items like that.

04:21:22 BingoBoingo: lol

04:21:58 BingoBoingo: I love being famous

04:22:00 felipelalli: mircea_popescu, ahhah

04:23:22 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1396932 << in was in the snowden pile.

04:23:22 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 03:14:22; asciilifeform: perhaps mircea_popescu when he wakes up.

04:24:02 BingoBoingo: Ah

04:25:53 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1396934 << in what sense is "veneta" a place, and for that matter what is "place" mean today ? i don't live in fucking "argentina", the byproduct of the inept hallucination of a bunch of retarded soy farmers.

04:25:53 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 03:24:56; asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=04-02-2016#1396843 << tmsr is not a place! or what, freemasons were also a place ?

04:26:21 mircea_popescu: no place exists other than in the imagination ; and some imaginations really dun matter. for all anyone cares we live on fucking buyan

04:34:43 mircea_popescu: and in today's weird news, http://40.media.tumblr.com/8ddb5134dc3201052535413fe1ba7b9a/tumblr_nqo8kxUL3I1s3qr6wo1_1280.jpg

04:34:43 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1T1Dbcj )

05:27:31 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 41050 @ 0.00056194 = 23.0676 BTC [-]

06:01:16 trinque: deedbot- can again happily fart transactions (into trb!!)

06:03:18 BingoBoingo: sweet

06:03:19 *: ben_vulpes is pleased

06:03:43 *: ben_vulpes did nothing

06:04:20 trinque: still working on the upload step, which may require altering or adding an RPC. gettransaction just tells number of confirmations, not what blockheight that was, and it's not as though I can call two RPC transactionally

06:05:14 ben_vulpes: i see you over there

06:05:19 ben_vulpes: thinking about databases

06:05:40 ben_vulpes: having expectations of the poor turd

06:06:44 trinque: perhaps after shiva has destroyed the old world and created a new one

06:08:33 trinque: big thanks to funkenstein for his importprivkey backport patch

06:09:26 trinque: maybe consider regrinding and resubmitting that one

06:20:23 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27900 @ 0.00057008 = 15.9052 BTC [+] {2}

07:16:18 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4750 @ 0.00057009 = 2.7079 BTC [+]

08:52:12 punkman: on this week's theme of provable crypto, here is Koblitz making derps all butthurt http://blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2007/08/koblitz-controversy-reaction.html

08:52:14 assbot: Computational Complexity: The Koblitz Controversy: A reaction ... ( http://bit.ly/1PEqphu )

08:52:14 punkman: http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~oded/on-pmc.html

08:52:15 assbot: On Post-Modern Cryptography (essay) ... ( http://bit.ly/1PEqphA )

08:52:30 punkman: http://in-theory.blogspot.gr/2007_08_26_archive.html

08:52:31 assbot: in theory: 2007-08-26 ... ( http://bit.ly/1PEqnq7 )

09:09:09 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18200 @ 0.00056955 = 10.3658 BTC [-] {2}

09:23:23 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15300 @ 0.00056164 = 8.5931 BTC [-] {2}

11:33:31 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 26148 @ 0.00056164 = 14.6858 BTC [-]

11:58:56 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10885 @ 0.00055961 = 6.0914 BTC [-] {3}

12:06:30 punkman: https://keybase.io/introducing-the-keybase-filesystem

12:06:32 assbot: Introducing the Keybase filesystem ... ( http://bit.ly/1TIsDhI )

12:45:42 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5550 @ 0.000555 = 3.0803 BTC [-]

13:07:32 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397004 << in keeping with the principle that there must eventually appear a heathen perversion for each thing in tmsr.

13:07:32 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 12:06:30; punkman: https://keybase.io/introducing-the-keybase-filesystem

13:07:56 asciilifeform: (there are at least two deliberately bastardized wots, for instance)

13:09:11 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1396994 << koblitz was not only correct, but see also other honest folk, e.g., http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-06-2014#728963

13:09:11 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 08:52:12; punkman: on this week's theme of provable crypto, here is Koblitz making derps all butthurt http://blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2007/08/koblitz-controversy-reaction.html

13:09:11 assbot: Logged on 22-06-2014 17:22:35; asciilifeform: that many of the titles bear a striking resemblance to each other. "Adaptive Mesh Analysis" reads one and "An Adaptive Algorithm for Mesh Analysis" reads another. Dividing the total remaining by the average number of repetitions halves the list again. Mozart disappears before your very eyes.'

13:09:18 asciilifeform: ^ mark tarver

13:10:45 asciilifeform: or moldbug's mega-classic, http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=20-09-2015#1279929

13:10:45 assbot: Logged on 20-09-2015 00:07:08; asciilifeform: (from the mega-classic http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2007/08/whats-wrong-with-cs-research.html )

13:10:49 punkman: asciilifeform: a heathen perversion for each thing in tmsr. << which thing, g?

13:11:32 asciilifeform: looks more like a very misunderstood v

13:12:04 asciilifeform: back to koblitz thread, i actually met gasarch, he taught (still teaches??) at my old school

13:12:10 asciilifeform: seemed like a decent fella

13:12:25 asciilifeform: but koblitz attacked his meal ticket, yes

13:13:16 asciilifeform: k's essay was really about 'fits in head'

13:13:47 asciilifeform: and, on the other side, the ludicrous, when seen from outside, deluge of pseudomathematical claptrap that now passes for 'computer science research'

13:14:58 asciilifeform: this hammer hit me in the face the first time around (as a young man, when i had notions of actually making a living in that field, and recoiled in disgust, having encountered something quite similar to what is described in tarver's and moldbug's essays)

13:15:05 asciilifeform: the second time, just recently

13:15:15 asciilifeform: i took an interest in 'provably hard' crypto

13:15:22 asciilifeform: and found... the thing that koblitz describes

13:16:07 asciilifeform: there is no 'provably hard' ~anything~ available, the WHOLE MOTHERFUCKING FIELD is, as far as the eye can see, pseudomathematical turdmeistery

13:16:34 asciilifeform: the triumph of 'ordinary science' as described by kuhn.

13:17:23 asciilifeform: millions of mediocrities collectively bukkakeing onto paper.

13:18:09 asciilifeform: on the bright side, in the ancient comment threads, we find the inevitable articulate crackpot! :

13:18:11 asciilifeform: http://mybiasedcoin.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-mathematicians-view-computer.html?showComment=1189170960000#c5322431910783198900

13:18:12 assbot: My Biased Coin: How Mathematicians View Computer Science? ... ( http://bit.ly/23NgBrI )

13:18:38 asciilifeform: Anonymous said... 'NSA began to remove public key crypto implementations from weapons in about 1991. Sandia cryptographer Gus Simmons suggested to NSA and Sandia that NSA replace the shift register-based Benincasa algorithm in the ctbt data authenticator with public key. I was ordered by my supervior, Dr John Holovka [chemist] to explain what Simmons was talking about. http://www.prosefights.org/nmlegal/mcconnell/pacer/Pa

13:18:39 assbot: 404 (Page Not Found) Error - Ever feel like you're in the wrong place? ... ( http://bit.ly/23NgCvP )

13:18:39 asciilifeform: yne%20Tutors%20RSA%20and%20NSA.htm While I was project leader of the missile secure cryptographic unit in the 1980, NSA cryptographer Brian Snow gave some of us Sandians a lecture on NSA crypto units. Snow showed actual devices and schematics. Snow also commented on field failures. NSA algoritms I saw were based on shift register and combinatoric algorithms.

13:18:49 asciilifeform: regards http://www.prosefights.org/nmlegal/dcvoid/dcvoid.htm#feehan3 http://www.alineshat.com/PDF/Nojeh-LawSuit-Doc.pdf My interests these day are in peak energy. Please check to see if my differentiation are correct or not! http://www.prosefights.org/pnmelectric/pnmelectric.htm#normaldistribution'

13:18:52 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/23NgGeT )

13:18:56 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/23NgGvm )

13:18:56 asciilifeform: ^ whole thing, for posterity.

13:19:33 asciilifeform: and guess what: we find: http://www.prosefights.org/nmlegal/dcvoid/dcvoid.htm

13:19:35 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/23NgMTK )

13:19:40 asciilifeform: this is a 'rule of law' crackpot!

13:19:42 asciilifeform: quite prolific

13:19:59 asciilifeform: actually thinks that usa runs, or ever did run, on laws! 'same for all' (tm) !

13:21:26 asciilifeform: https://archive.is/9U4Yu << now archived.

13:21:27 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/23NgZq8 )

13:22:14 asciilifeform: quite lulzy: schmuck spent years trying to put, e.g., Brzezinski, in jail

13:22:27 asciilifeform: filing complaints left and right

13:22:55 asciilifeform: and was so very confused, when u.s. federal judges would inevitably and inexplicably 'lose' his complaints

13:23:02 asciilifeform: or remand them to the court of the rubbish bin

13:23:44 asciilifeform: 'Without this technology our legal project would fail. The feds usually win. Let's see what happens.'

13:23:59 asciilifeform: Wednesday November 7, 2007 09:26.

13:27:13 asciilifeform: http://cryptome.org/jya/whp122397.htm << mega-l0ltr0n

13:27:14 assbot: Payne and Morales v. Minihan ... ( http://bit.ly/1PaZzMu )

13:27:22 asciilifeform: sued nsa.

13:27:23 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 33278 @ 0.00055425 = 18.4443 BTC [-] {2}

13:28:21 asciilifeform: ^ re: the 'Benincasa's algorithm' thing.

13:28:24 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2822 @ 0.00055353 = 1.5621 BTC [-]

13:30:57 asciilifeform: many lulz, such as,

13:30:57 asciilifeform: 'Iran demonstrated its suspicion about the source of the leaks, when it arrested Hans Buehler, a top salesman for Crypto AG, in Teheran on March 18, 1992. During his nine and a half months of solitary confinement in Evin prison in Teheran, Buehler was questioned again and again whether he had leaked Teheran's codes or Libya's keys to Western powers. Luckily Buehler didn't know anything. He in fact believed in his own sales

13:30:57 asciilifeform: pitch that Crypto AG was a neutral company and its equipment was the best. They were Swiss, after all. [3] Crypto AG eventually paid one million dollars for Buehler's release in January 1993, then promptly fired him once they had reassured themselves that he hadn't revealed anything important under interrogation, and because Buehler had begun to ask some embarrassing questions.'

13:33:51 asciilifeform: 'it cost $300,000 per nuclear bomb to recall bombs to Pantex to remove and repair Sandia's failing semiconductor chips.'

13:33:57 asciilifeform: mega-l0ltr0n, whole thing worth reading.

13:34:05 *: asciilifeform bbl

13:50:46 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 25550 @ 0.0005541 = 14.1573 BTC [+] {2}

13:58:29 mircea_popescu: in morning woods, http://40.media.tumblr.com/8def7f5fbee3449d42c17f912c5b3632/tumblr_nr0vohpr6T1rdc5oto1_1280.jpg

13:58:30 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1SxjucL )

13:59:33 mircea_popescu: "Alpha releases of the Keybase app are starting to come with a cryptographically secure file mount. It is brand new. And very different." da fuck is this shit.

13:59:55 mircea_popescu: "Public, signed directories for everyone in the world You can now write data in a very special place: /keybase/public/yourname"

14:00:38 mircea_popescu: i wish the idiot circuit would write their release document as to be meaningful to people rather than appealing to goats. da fuck am i going to read out of that windows950-esque screenshot other than "hey, windows 95!"

14:00:54 mircea_popescu: "Every file you write in there is signed. There's no manual signing process, no taring or gzipping, no detached sigs. Instead, everything in this folder appears as plaintext files on everyone's computers. You can even open /keybase/public/yourname in your Finder or Explorer and drag things in."

14:00:58 mircea_popescu: omfg.

14:03:13 mircea_popescu: who exactly wants this ? other than fucking nsa, of course, as per usual. ("but mr goldstein, you SIGNED that child porn. whadda ya mean it's an automatic process you don't control.")

14:04:44 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397028 << quite.

14:04:44 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 13:16:34; asciilifeform: the triumph of 'ordinary science' as described by kuhn.

14:05:33 mircea_popescu: and to turdcherry the shitcake, all these nobodies on a stick run around spewing wholly delusional notions of expertise and amateurship. just don't ask them to put it to any sort of actual test.

14:06:59 mircea_popescu: ahh, such the reading list in log this morn. nice.

14:09:31 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397029 << understand, a fucking field where something as commonplace as differential cryptanalysis is "classified"... every SINGLE FUCKING PERSON of human composition to ever EVEN CONSIDER the matter came up with differential cryptanalisis within the fucking day. because what the everloving fuck. as a 10yo playing with 10yo girls i came up with it. just how fucking hard c

14:09:31 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 13:17:23; asciilifeform: millions of mediocrities collectively bukkakeing onto paper.

14:09:31 mircea_popescu: an it be already.

14:10:22 mircea_popescu: then someone discovered every other year and they had to run around strongarming ibm and whatnot to not explain why the fuck the sboxen must be diddled just-so.

14:11:55 mircea_popescu: there's this very strong undercurrent of farmer mind fighting against the complexity of the world through denial and fetish worship, if you look at it. WHY must entirely banal approach be secret ? perhaps for the same exact reason children playing spontaneously errupt in "it's not fair like that", to fix the necessarily broken rules of the GAME they are playing so it's playable a little longer ?

14:13:22 mircea_popescu: could it be that the only way lowbrow pigborn with delusions of centrality and leadership could continue pretending like he has "a good handle" on things with his schemes derived on looseleaf papers, ever so similar in contents and consistency to the ever-genius schemes of the broke if consummate las vegas gambler, horse race expert etc ?

14:13:51 mircea_popescu: the whole field is essentially a commune of technicians trying to run a factory. because the last time they saw a scientist or an engineer they were about 5 and one visited the zoo.

14:15:47 mircea_popescu: (and for the record, for they of anthropological curiosities - there's an entire cvasi-science in the notes of technicians running the early infrastructure of hte industrial revolution. it's a shocking if fascinating mix of all sorts of things.)

14:16:30 mircea_popescu: reads more or less exactly like modern crypto.

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15:23:21 mats: http://www.local8now.com/content/news/First-woman-in-Tennessee-to-enlist-as-combat-engineer-goes-AWOL-367601961.html

15:23:24 assbot: First woman in Tennessee to enlist as combat engineer goes AWOL ... ( http://bit.ly/1nRPcEF )

15:28:33 mats: I don't understand this push to get women into combat units

15:29:09 mats: backed by such nonsense as, 'Israelis do it just fine!11'

15:29:35 trinque: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2016/02/02/army-marines-women-combat-jobs-draft/79695978/

15:29:38 assbot: Military leaders: Register women for draft ... ( http://bit.ly/1nRQ2RV )

15:30:13 mats: what, people forgot modern combat loads are maiming a nontrivial percentage of dudes that deploy for nine months?

15:30:29 mats: when they are fucking ~mounted~

15:35:57 trinque: mats: just the cancerous notion of equality working its way through

15:36:05 trinque: why make ISIS come here for our women when we can just hand them over

15:39:50 mats: a swinging dick would rather leave cover and drag a wounded woman to safety and treat her wounds than return fire

15:41:11 mats: exactly the opposite of what you're supposed to do.

15:41:26 trinque: yeah, I can see that

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15:43:56 trinque: !up ascii_butugychag

15:44:30 mats: if your dumb ass gets shot, you're going to get ignored until its convenient for the unit to treat you

15:44:43 mats: killing the enemy is the first priority, always

15:45:41 ascii_butugychag: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397100 << EXACTLY what they want

15:45:41 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 15:39:50; mats: a swinging dick would rather leave cover and drag a wounded woman to safety and treat her wounds than return fire

15:45:58 ascii_butugychag: see, modern us army is, among other things, a machine for making female brass

15:46:12 ascii_butugychag: and right now aspiring brass have problems securing promotion because 'no combat experience'

15:46:40 mats: yes

15:46:50 ascii_butugychag: so yes, mats gets to die gallantly so a butch lesbian can captain a carrier

15:47:08 thestringpuller: mega-l0l

15:47:14 mats: in an alternative timeline

15:47:27 ascii_butugychag: what was that wheelchair chick's name, i forget.

15:47:40 ascii_butugychag: lynch

15:49:26 mats: never even fired her weapon in contact

15:49:28 ascii_butugychag: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397073 << whole point

15:49:28 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 14:03:13; mircea_popescu: who exactly wants this ? other than fucking nsa, of course, as per usual. ("but mr goldstein, you SIGNED that child porn. whadda ya mean it's an automatic process you don't control.")

15:49:32 ascii_butugychag: mats: aha

15:49:35 mats: too cute to be pow

15:50:17 ascii_butugychag: how many died to save her

15:50:19 ascii_butugychag: whole platoon ?

15:50:24 thestringpuller: they put that chick in an episode of scandal as herself

15:50:38 thestringpuller: jessica lynch is pop culture now.

15:50:39 mats: god forbid americans see what real war is like, a white woman being gangraped by goatherders

15:51:42 ascii_butugychag: hell, more often by own side.

15:54:32 thestringpuller: !s http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir-8105/nistir_8105_draft.pdf

15:54:33 assbot: 0 results for 'http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir-8105/nistir_8105_draft.pdf' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=http%3A%2F%2Fcsrc.nist.gov%2Fpublications%2Fdrafts%2Fnistir-8105%2Fnistir_8105_draft.pdf

15:54:57 thestringpuller: ascii_butugychag: some more snorefest fodder for you

15:56:10 mircea_popescu: mats> backed by such nonsense as, 'Israelis do it just fine!11' <<< israelis do it just fine BECAUSE it is mandatory.

15:56:30 mircea_popescu: women, like it or not, deliver much more/better in situations of lower optionality.

15:57:05 thestringpuller: women in mossad are scary for that reason.

15:57:05 punkman: http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/trends/france-pa7ve-1000km-ro7ad-so7lar-panel7s/

15:57:07 assbot: GCR - Trends - France to pave 1,000km of road with solar panels ... ( http://bit.ly/1nM5cr4 )

15:57:29 mats: and when woman has to hump 120lbs up mountain, down, back up again in 24h?

15:57:33 punkman: solar freakin roadways! strikes again

15:57:48 ascii_butugychag: mats: she doesn't have to. ~you~ will carry her pack.

15:57:52 mircea_popescu: actually this isn't even a terrible idea.

15:58:54 mircea_popescu: not in the sense of "let's embed current, fragile solar panels into roads", but in the opposite sense : we're currently creating this surface out of basically refined scum, which we keep clean all year round. could there be some shit embedded so at least it powers the traffic signals ?

15:59:45 mats: ascii_butugychag: as I recall, only a handful died taking the hospital

16:00:07 mircea_popescu: something like "if you add this sort of gravel at 5.45% instead of normal gravel, you have an optimal chance of some of the cells connecting and powering hte side rail. because no, it's not gravel per se."

16:01:25 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag> hell, more often by own side. <<< own side can't usually be bothered. goatherder females much juicier.

16:03:53 thestringpuller: mircea_popescu: reminds of the boondocks: "I was looking for bitches, but they had they carpet shit all over them and I couldn’t see what they look like. All that was really exposed was they eyes. And that wasn’t enough for me ‘cause you know, shit I’m lookin at they eyes and they eyes could be pretty and I take off their carpet… and then I got a tragedy."

16:06:02 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: the lawsuit crackpot linked earlier was, imho, pure gold. he was genuinely convinced that rule-of-law was a thing! and kept picking, picking at the cracks in it, utterly mystified that every single judge 'lost' his papers, etc

16:06:08 ascii_butugychag: i'm kinda surprised they never had him shot

16:06:26 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag he should have documented it better.

16:06:30 ascii_butugychag: then again, his last post was dated '07

16:06:31 PeterL: if I have more than one key in gpg, is there a way to tell it which one to use for signing stuff?

16:06:39 mircea_popescu: in random other lulz, http://fraudsters.com/2016/btmsr-block-cipher-competition/#comment-116438

16:06:40 assbot: B,TMSR~ Block Cipher Competition on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1KuPtat )

16:06:57 mircea_popescu: PeterL yes either set it up as default or specify it in command line. see manpage.

16:07:14 ascii_butugychag: ^ glorious

16:07:37 ascii_butugychag: incidentally the nist turd linked earlier was pure gold

16:07:46 ascii_butugychag: usg is really getting desperate to get folks off rsa

16:08:39 mircea_popescu: nsa WITH A WORKING BLOCK CIPHER ends the game.

16:09:28 mats: what 'ends the game'

16:09:52 mats: oh, s.nsa

16:10:24 mircea_popescu: lol

16:10:42 ascii_butugychag: which game ?

16:10:53 ascii_butugychag: the one usg is playing is about asymmetric crypto, mainly

16:11:27 ascii_butugychag: or, more correctly speaking, the prevention thereof.

16:13:20 mircea_popescu: "What really bugs me, however, is how much publicity Koblitz has managed to get out of this. "

16:13:21 mircea_popescu: heh.\

16:14:07 mircea_popescu: ahh this is fucking epic.

16:14:08 mircea_popescu: "What really bugs me, however, is how much publicity Koblitz has managed to get out of this. I see him invited to give talks at many venues, but never see anyone invited to present a counter-argument. (For that matter, I don't see invited speakers at cryptography conferences poking fun at the cryptographic work that mathematicians do.) This does not matter so much when Koblitz speaks at a TCS-venue (any intelligent cry

16:14:09 mircea_popescu: ptographer knows that his arguments are overblown), but I think it matters greatly when he speaks in front of an "outside" audience.

16:14:09 mircea_popescu: For this reason, I thought publication of his article in the Notices of the AMS was inexcusable. Even worse, this latest incarnation of his essay goes beyond being a mere "academic" argument and degenerates to name-calling and belittlement of an entire field and all the people who work in it. (And it seems pretty clear that his feelings extend beyond crypto to CS at large.)

16:14:13 mircea_popescu: As promised, I have written a letter of complaint to the editors of the Notices. I don't know if it will get published (it is also a bit long), but it is available here (pdf) or here (ps) "

16:14:30 mircea_popescu: prepare for a fucking wave of that as an entire construction of circular shiteating is getting unwound.

16:14:45 thestringpuller: ascii_butugychag: so netsec d00d here (who isn't a real cryptographer by any means) linked this >> https://gist.github.com/tqbf/be58d2d39690c3b366ad in relation to "not using RSA" for reasons XYZ

16:14:58 thestringpuller: "Here are several reasons you should stop using RSA and switch to elliptic curve software:"

16:15:03 mircea_popescu: "Anonymous7:04 PM, August 31, 2007 The minute TCS becomes the mature mathematical discipline that you are dreaming of, I am out of the game." << and guess where anon works.

16:15:52 mircea_popescu: "1. My conjecture: all scientific areas do have the "incremental results" problem. Does any one have any data supporting the hypothesis that CS (or TCS) has a higher percentage of "incremental results" published in respectable journals/conferences? If not, Koblitz' criticism is only as valid as "there are few women in CS," which though correct is hardly CS' own problem.

16:15:52 mircea_popescu: 2. As someone pointed out in a comment from My Biased Coin blog, is "incremental results" such a bad thing for the advancement of science that one has to "criticize" in the manner that Koblitz did? As far as I can tell, the great Euler published quite a few "incremental results.""

16:15:56 mircea_popescu: ahahah o god the butthurt.

16:16:28 mircea_popescu: motherfucker - euler figured out how to sum integers to infinity while he was a teen. where the fuck is YOUR early work that you can incremental upon

16:16:55 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag thanks for those sweet, sweet delicious butthurt tears. made my morn.

16:18:08 mircea_popescu: "Actually, mathematics does have a "fast publication cycle" alternative -- which is to put papers on the arXiv. This works very well in practice, and in fact a morning ritual of most research mathematicians is to browse the arXiv mailing form the night before in his/her area. After a few months in the arXiv, hopefully generating some useful comments and criticisms, the paper would finally be submitted to a journal. " <

16:18:09 mircea_popescu: < we have the b-a log, it works barely.

16:18:20 mircea_popescu: !up ascii_butugychag

16:18:28 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: the lulz are circa '07

16:18:44 mircea_popescu: "This essay relates to a recent article of Koblitz & Menezes (Cryptology ePrint Report 2004/152) that ``criticizes several typical `provable security' results'' and argues that the ``theorem-proof paradigm of theoretical mathematics is often of limited relevance'' to cryptography. Although it should be obvious that these claims are utterly wrong, we undertake articulating this triviality. In particular, we point out so

16:18:44 mircea_popescu: me of the fundamental philosophical flaws that underly the said article and some of its misconceptions regarding theoretical research in Cryptography in the last quarter of a century."

16:18:51 mircea_popescu: "and this is ok, because we are philosophers nao".

16:19:08 ascii_butugychag: they are saying: 'fuck you, WE ARE the field'

16:19:12 ascii_butugychag: and they aren't wrong about this.

16:19:20 ascii_butugychag: lysenko - won, here.

16:19:34 mircea_popescu: this is sorta like bureaucrat in collapsing empire scenario, gets bitchslapped by gangster, goes into I AM JUDGE !!!11 mode.

16:19:40 mircea_popescu: no bitch, you're an accountant. shut up and eat it.

16:20:19 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag they are no such thing. notice that when i want something, i squarely ignore their field as per http://fraudsters.com/2014/how-to-deal-with-pseudoscience/ and so on.

16:20:20 assbot: How to deal with pseudoscience ? on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1MRVDzE )

16:21:14 mircea_popescu: " In general, we believe that rigorous analysis is, by far, the best way to study reality. Moreover, in the case of cryptography, this general principle is more important than in any other discipline." <<< check out mathematiphilosophician, discovered an inequality!

16:21:24 mircea_popescu: "x is the largest number, and in particular y is larger than x!"

16:21:27 PeterL: deedbot: http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/ec477280-6973-427b-a828-ca7f5248ea63/?raw=true

16:21:29 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1nM9rTH )

16:21:36 ascii_butugychag: does mircea_popescu recall the eotvos thread ?

16:21:41 mircea_popescu: aha.

16:21:53 ascii_butugychag: can ignore pissants, but cannot conjure a honest research community into existence.

16:22:03 mircea_popescu: that shit could be straight out of voltaire however.

16:22:24 mircea_popescu: the exact phrase, "in general X and in y especially so X" has been in use since at least the late middle ages.

16:22:39 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag but the pissants have NOTHING TO DO with honest community either way.

16:22:46 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: they are scar tissue.

16:22:47 mircea_popescu: yes not fucking ugly women won't conjure pretty ones up. so ?

16:23:15 mircea_popescu: your very cosmic idea of the world is inadequate in my eyes. nobody said that there is ONE playing field, and if there were one, that the pissants'd see it.

16:23:53 mircea_popescu: in general, there isn't one. in the rare cases when human genius couples with dilligence and creates a SINGLE playing field, the pissants are unaware - generally deliberately.

16:24:23 mircea_popescu: "The foregoing assertion is based on the realization that cryptography is focused on adversarial behavior"

16:24:33 mircea_popescu: i can't read this inept shit. who writes liek this ?!

16:24:38 ascii_butugychag: guess who !

16:24:47 ascii_butugychag: !s speak with one voice

16:24:48 assbot: 2 results for 'speak with one voice' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=speak+with+one+voice

16:25:04 mircea_popescu: well, a copywriter who found himself locked in a "math teaching" job, like that girl in my class i recounted the story of.

16:26:41 PeterL: deedbot- http://wotpaste.cascadianhacker.com/pastes/ec477280-6973-427b-a828-ca7f5248ea63/?raw=true

16:26:42 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1nM9rTH )

16:26:48 deedbot-: accepted: 1

16:27:11 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: there is not a single unified 'playing field', no. what there is, is a torch carried by maybe 3-5 people at a time. ever.

16:27:22 mircea_popescu: ever, pre-crypto, v, and all that.

16:27:38 mircea_popescu: in this sense there was no literacy pre books, either. this is not a property of the world.

16:27:45 punkman: PeterL, why does that sig look so short?

16:27:56 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: familiar with http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu ?

16:28:32 PeterL: hmm, dunno?

16:28:34 mircea_popescu: looks like a sort of what is it, erdos number hackathon ?

16:28:47 mircea_popescu: PeterL is your key 1kb or somesuch?

16:29:08 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: nonono

16:29:10 PeterL: 4096?

16:29:19 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: it's their try at... vtronics

16:29:20 ascii_butugychag: sorta.

16:29:23 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag take the first thing that came to my eyes. so dedekind and fourier are ENTIRELY separate nodes ? you swear to this ?

16:29:37 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: the thing is only as good as the record

16:29:44 mircea_popescu: there isn't a woman anywhere they waited to take turns on, they never waited on each other to return books to library, nothing, vacuum ?

16:29:49 mircea_popescu: the thing is as good as pressed shit.

16:29:57 ascii_butugychag: i did not say it was good !

16:30:01 ascii_butugychag: just that it was sitting there.

16:30:03 mircea_popescu: ok.

16:30:15 ascii_butugychag: 'ugly chick'

16:30:26 mircea_popescu: to answer the original q : i am vaguely familiar a bunch of different such schemes were entertained by people with varying degrees of competence.

16:30:38 mircea_popescu: but not familiar with this one in particular.

16:31:06 ascii_butugychag: pretty complete re: modern folk

16:31:12 ascii_butugychag: e.g., brin the elder, is in there

16:31:22 ascii_butugychag: and the man he apprenticed under, and so on

16:32:20 *: mircea_popescu was looking for the easy "no, one was born a year after the other died", but neway.

16:33:05 ascii_butugychag: l0l

16:33:56 mircea_popescu: had an entire "point still stands" thing prepared, but i guess not needed now!

16:33:59 PeterL: bah, It is a 1042 size key, with a 4096 sub

16:34:11 mircea_popescu: you are a noob.

16:34:18 PeterL: yes :(

16:34:24 ascii_butugychag: wat

16:34:38 mircea_popescu: make a proper new key an' obsolete the old one for safeties.

16:34:53 mircea_popescu: besides, it'll teach you how to correctly obsolete keys so you don't need them to expire anymore.

16:35:12 PeterL: what is proper way to obsolete old keys?

16:35:38 mircea_popescu: use the old one to certify the new one in all instances you care about, sign a dead key notice with the old one, drop it in the sea.

16:35:40 mircea_popescu: in that order.

16:35:55 ascii_butugychag: dead key notice in the human sense ?

16:36:00 ascii_butugychag: or the idiot pgp revocation cert sense

16:36:05 mircea_popescu: in whatever sense he desires.

16:36:11 mircea_popescu: when in doubt, both.

16:36:59 mircea_popescu: "The CRYPTO community's typesetting abilities are not spared, nor is Oded Goldreich's spelling." ahaha.

16:37:49 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag who's "in theory" blogshit, http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~luca/cs276/ ?

16:37:50 assbot: Luca Trevisan | Cryptography ... ( http://bit.ly/1nMc2gq )

16:39:13 ascii_butugychag: wats this

16:39:21 ascii_butugychag: looks like some intro to crypto uni course

16:39:40 mircea_popescu: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~gasarch/BLOGPAPERS/koblitz.pdf <<< ahaha is this our friend the drastically inept if wildly agitated katz ?

16:39:41 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1nMcjji )

16:39:54 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag luca trevisan, crypto guy

16:40:39 mircea_popescu: dude, the redditards should make a bitcoin academia. with stolfi, katz and bogawan what's his face.

16:40:40 mircea_popescu: would be epic.

16:41:21 *: ascii_butugychag met katz

16:41:42 ascii_butugychag: and l0l, seem like he still works there

16:41:56 ascii_butugychag: https://www.cs.umd.edu/~jkatz

16:41:58 assbot: Error | UMD Department of Computer Science ... ( http://bit.ly/1nMcFGK )

16:42:03 ascii_butugychag: pgp key returns 404...

16:42:38 mircea_popescu: there is little better to do with one's time than mockfully torture The People Who Would Want.

16:42:43 mircea_popescu: they're a special breed.

16:43:10 mircea_popescu: "Well, Steven Rudich has fewer than 30 publications if you discount double-copies of conference/journal publications ("http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/indices/a-tree/r/Rudich:Steven.html"), but he just won this years Godel Prize, so I think that qualifies him as a "top researcher".

16:43:11 mircea_popescu: Is Rudich actually an active researcher?"

16:43:38 mircea_popescu: admire the union mentality. "this woman is really hot, all the men want her" "yes but does she show up regularly at the female equality club ^H^H^H^H^H church ?"

16:43:51 ascii_butugychag: see tarver's 'mozard vanishes'

16:43:53 ascii_butugychag: *mozart

16:43:58 mircea_popescu: you are only a REAL soviet if you spend your time wit hthe pravda and at the parades/meetings etc.

16:44:27 ascii_butugychag: as in http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-06-2014#728963

16:44:27 assbot: Logged on 22-06-2014 17:22:35; asciilifeform: that many of the titles bear a striking resemblance to each other. "Adaptive Mesh Analysis" reads one and "An Adaptive Algorithm for Mesh Analysis" reads another. Dividing the total remaining by the average number of repetitions halves the list again. Mozart disappears before your very eyes.'

16:44:35 mircea_popescu: he can't be an "actually" thing because "actually" thing is given by participation in the official scheme to certify the reality of the delusions of the people that would want!

16:45:32 mircea_popescu: and this analytical device works quite well. is trump an ACTUALLY incumbent ?

16:45:41 mircea_popescu: "he never had a chance". o yeah ? why not ?

16:46:03 mircea_popescu: it's i suspect the principal pipe through which the sheep that aren't exactly stupid transfer material from future back into the past.

16:46:33 mircea_popescu: ancient history to it, too. "is this blessing good or not ?" "it's great. except if in the future things happen, in which case it WILL RETROACTIVELY HAVE NOT ACTUALLY BEEN A BLESSING!"

16:47:37 mircea_popescu: this is like throwing away the summaries in confusion and reading the original tardstalk text plain just to see. i have the exact same feeling - these people are uniquely stupid. what the fuck did teh education do for them again ?!

16:49:48 mircea_popescu: !up ascii_butugychag

16:50:19 mircea_popescu: anyway, to not unwarrantedly attack a whole nominal group : there are sane people too. an example "Well, he also references Bacon's Novum Organum as justification for "rigorous analysis" in cryptography, by which he apparently means theorem/proof analysis. To my knowledge, that work essentially describes how to conduct empirical scientific experiments to gain knowledge, and does not support the claim that the former ki

16:50:19 mircea_popescu: nd of analysis is the only acceptable methodology e.g. for cryptography, and that its results should be blindly adhered to as truth about the world especially when they contradict plain common sense, as K&M claim they do (not saying whether the latter is true or not, just that it doesn't address this)."

16:50:24 mircea_popescu: anyway. enough of this wankery.

16:50:47 ascii_butugychag: heroes hang when traitors triumph (tm) (r)

16:51:07 mircea_popescu: let us instead http://41.media.tumblr.com/a7b0d71866907127b857fcdcb8ca1b31/tumblr_o1od4vTCF11qlne6uo1_1280.jpg

16:51:09 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1KuXrAp )

16:54:25 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: the folks in question are the 'unique brand of stupid' because this is ~MANDATORY~ if you want to make a living doing what they do.

16:54:38 ascii_butugychag: i know this is hard to see from the dirigible.

17:14:59 ascii_butugychag: ahahah this is just too good

17:15:02 ascii_butugychag: 'Without dissecting Koblitz’s arguments point-bypoint

17:15:02 ascii_butugychag: (which I will be happy to do upon request of the editors), let me assure those readers that

17:15:05 ascii_butugychag: proofs in modern cryptography are as meaningful as proofs in any other area of mathematics. Can

17:15:08 ascii_butugychag: a scheme that has been proven secure still succumb to a real-world attack? Yes, but this does not

17:15:11 ascii_butugychag: invalidate the proof. (A proof of security is always given with respect to a particular definition of

17:15:14 ascii_butugychag: security; a given definition is not necessarily appropriate for all possible environments in which a

17:15:17 ascii_butugychag: scheme may be deployed.) Are most (but not all!) results in cryptography conditional? Yes, but

17:15:20 ascii_butugychag: this has also been shown to be inherent until the P vs. NP question (one of the seven “Millennium

17:15:23 ascii_butugychag: Problems” of the Clay Mathematics Institute) is settled. Do mistakes happen? Occasionally, and

17:15:26 ascii_butugychag: with more frequency then we might like. But this surely does not eradicate the importance of

17:15:29 ascii_butugychag: having proofs in the first place.'

17:15:33 ascii_butugychag: or better still

17:15:34 ascii_butugychag: '...y, I have never been able to understand why any mathematician would discourage the

17:15:38 ascii_butugychag: use of precise definitions, rigorous proofs, and formal reasoning in any field.'

17:30:27 kakobrekla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1396939 < this actually very much reminds me of 'midnight in paris' fallacy

17:30:27 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 03:26:49; assbot: Logged on 04-02-2016 23:40:10; kakobrekla: and where do they want to live, in the past where all the cool beans are?

17:31:23 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8600 @ 0.00056639 = 4.871 BTC [-]

17:55:10 PeterL: BingoBoingo from Mizzu article "unrest lead to the departure of several high level administrative departures from the University" << got an extra departure in there

17:56:14 PeterL: btw, is it better to nitpick articles here or in their comment sections?

18:03:48 mircea_popescu: ;;google 'midnight in paris' fallacy

18:03:49 gribble: Midnight in Paris: Learning to Live With the Past – The Frailest Thing: http://thefrailestthing.com/2011/08/01/midnight-in-paris-woody-allen/; Midnight in Paris - Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Midnight_in_Paris; Woody Allen's movie “Midnight in Paris” explores “golden age fallacy”: http://thedailyhatch.org/2011/07/17/is-woody-allens-movie-midnight-in- (1 more message)

18:04:08 mircea_popescu: PeterL here is prolly faster

18:04:48 mircea_popescu: kakobrekla ie, "the better times were in the past" ?

18:05:41 mircea_popescu: in general, the options are exactly 4 : 1) to say that the better times are in the past ; 2) to say that the better times are right now ; 3) to say that the better times are in the future ; 4) to say that there are no better times.

18:06:17 mircea_popescu: 2 is essentially pangloss' view, and beyond ridiculous. 3 is what every socialism, including here nazism, sovietism, western democracy etc was predicated on. it is beyond evil.

18:06:26 mircea_popescu: this leaves 1 and 4, the choice among which is indifferent.

18:08:15 asciilifeform: !up ascii_butugychag

18:08:43 ascii_butugychag: not indifferent.

18:08:58 ascii_butugychag: to say 'in the past' is as sane now as it would be after a nuclear war.

18:11:02 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8022 @ 0.00056639 = 4.5436 BTC [-]

18:11:53 BingoBoingo: Peter_L: fxd

18:12:03 BingoBoingo: Peter_L either here or in PM's

18:22:13 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8204 @ 0.00056639 = 4.6467 BTC [-]

18:22:18 BingoBoingo: Oh http://qntra.net/2016/02/last-actual-mozilla-feature-removed/#comment-44961

18:22:19 assbot: Last Actual Mozilla Feature Removed | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/1UR1lUE )

18:28:06 mircea_popescu: in other postnuclear news, http://36.media.tumblr.com/720c6315b3b435acc588e1823e86711c/tumblr_nug3n5bXs81tx1yzzo1_1280.jpg

18:28:08 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1UR25Jy )

18:34:10 ascii_butugychag: pretty much everything i give half a shit about was in better shape in 1900 than today.

18:34:26 ascii_butugychag: and most of it, in better shape than ~ever~ - precisely then.

18:59:32 danielpbarron: !up HugheGRhaektjeon

19:01:57 BingoBoingo: !up ascii_butugychag

19:27:32 ascii_butugychag: https://web.archive.org/web/20041215235555/http://f27.parsimony.net/forum66166/messages/6150.htm << vintage lulz

19:27:34 assbot: Entropy Forum: Entropy's future, pullmoll am 09.7.2004 22:51 ... ( http://bit.ly/1X8SOhj )

19:28:08 ascii_butugychag: ^ from my multi-year attempt to find out something definitive re: the strength of mceliece

19:36:06 mod6: this morning I had to nearly step over two hobo's fucking in the trainstation.

19:36:55 mod6: that shit isn't right, especially before you've had your coffee

19:37:09 BingoBoingo: https://bitnodes.21.co/nodes/?q=/therealbitcoin.org: << 8

19:37:10 assbot: Network Snapshot - Bitnodes ... ( http://bit.ly/1PeJp6j )

19:37:22 BingoBoingo: mod6: Make coffee at home?

19:37:50 mod6: 8, cool!

19:38:07 mod6: ah, guess i could.

19:38:36 mod6: wouldn't wanna make me stab myself in the face any less.

19:38:38 BingoBoingo: In other news /Classic:0.11.2/ has 259, which for a hardfork coup is disappoint

19:39:27 BingoBoingo: mod6: Well you gotta understand hobofucking as well as hobocucking are serious trainstation risks

19:41:06 mircea_popescu: i never saw that one before.

19:41:31 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5924 @ 0.00056639 = 3.3553 BTC [-]

19:43:56 BingoBoingo: ;;ticker --market all

19:44:04 gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 384.74, vol: 10351.50715140 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 387.92, vol: 6713.11942 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 385.96, vol: 21822.00965748 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 384.0, vol: 3.21804635 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 393.569397, vol: 39749.33020000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 387.73, vol: 477.11947831 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 388.9256, vol: 36.96827125 | Volume-weighted last average: (1 more message)

19:44:06 BingoBoingo: ;;more

19:44:06 gribble: 389.799956681

19:49:39 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 36000 @ 0.00055982 = 20.1535 BTC [-] {2}

19:52:11 BingoBoingo: From the mines: "You obviously don?t understand that Bitcoin has already reached thoroughput capacity, and further procrastination will result in the amount of orphaned blocks increasing; costing miners, and frying micro-SDchips with outrageous mempool sizes rewriting constantly. Just one look at the mempool is reason enough to worry. Rasberri Pi?s weren?t designed to be abused in this way? and nearly every node and ASIC u

19:52:12 BingoBoingo: ses Pi?s."

19:53:12 mircea_popescu: hahaha WHAT!

19:53:17 BingoBoingo: Because mempool size is necessarily a problem for rPI and bigger blocks would be a solution in their bizzaro land. Need more Orphanage nike

19:53:20 BingoBoingo: *nuke

19:53:27 mircea_popescu: so if you make MORE space for people to take a shit in, there's going to somehow be fewer sd chips burned ?

19:53:31 mircea_popescu: da fuck is wrong with these idiots.

19:53:46 mircea_popescu: reject low fee txn outright, solve the problem.

19:54:08 BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: It's a comment on derpiticle. A comment that was carried onto the RSS version of the derpiticle.

19:54:27 BingoBoingo: https://archive.is/dLBLu

19:54:29 assbot: In Defense of Bitcoin Transaction Fees - CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News ... ( http://bit.ly/1X8VHic )

19:55:15 BingoBoingo: Because for some reason articles already have comments when they hit RSS????

19:56:42 BingoBoingo: Not a single link to anyone other than Thermos on the subject

19:59:24 kakobrekla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397335 < im curious, what does ascii give shit about?

19:59:24 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 18:34:10; ascii_butugychag: pretty much everything i give half a shit about was in better shape in 1900 than today.

19:59:45 mircea_popescu: by the choice of year, acomprehensible theory of the universe it'd seem.

20:00:04 punkman: https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/1194 lol

20:00:06 assbot: Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2015/1194 ... ( http://bit.ly/1X8WmjD )

20:07:45 asciilifeform: !up ascii_butugychag

20:08:19 ascii_butugychag: punkman: see logs re: homomorphic crypto

20:09:20 ascii_butugychag: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2014#481151 << oblig thread

20:09:20 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2014 03:56:24; asciilifeform: i venture to say that the actual goal of general-purpose (or whatever approximation is possible) homomorphic crypto is quite different.

20:14:26 punkman: ascii_butugychag: browsing through the 2015 iacr archive, seems like almost every third paper is about homo crypto

20:21:49 ascii_butugychag: see linked thread re: why.

20:22:19 ascii_butugychag: the 'holy grail' appeal of unbreakable usgtronics everywhere is irresistible to hitler.

20:39:36 punkman: https://github.com/exaexa/codecrypt hey there's an alt-gnupg with mceliece

20:39:37 assbot: GitHub - exaexa/codecrypt: Post-quantum cryptography tool ... ( http://bit.ly/23ObGH4 )

20:47:43 asciilifeform: !up ascii_butugychag

20:47:51 ascii_butugychag: holy shit is that thing massive.

20:57:08 ascii_butugychag: ;;later tell mircea_popescu http://www.verify-it.de/sub/cramer_shoup.html << in elisp, no less

20:57:09 assbot: The Cramer Shoup Crypto System ... ( http://bit.ly/23OeAeS )

20:57:09 gribble: The operation succeeded.

21:11:39 ben_vulpes: that flash really makes the photo

21:15:00 punkman: "LinkedIn shares drop 40%, erasing $10B of company's value" aaand it's gone

21:17:47 ascii_butugychag: on account of arsebook's 'business edition' launching, no doubt

21:18:17 asciilifeform: !up ascii_butugychag

21:18:23 ascii_butugychag: ben_vulpes: wut

21:19:51 BingoBoingo: !up Sojourn_

21:20:41 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag sweet.

21:20:42 mircea_popescu: "The algorithm can be applied on 'arbitrary' key sizes, i.e. every user can decide which bit-length k his key should have (less then 1000 is usually considered insecure).

21:20:43 mircea_popescu: Encryption is 'probabilistic' - i.e. if the same text is encrypted twice, the ciphertext usually will be different. They also will be longer (in the size of bits) by a factor of four, in order to guarantee decryption to the original message."

21:20:47 mircea_popescu: how not to like this ?

21:21:06 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag re the comment etc : i am definitely awarding for a degenerate shoup, if that's what we agree on using.

21:21:27 ascii_butugychag: i like shoup.

21:21:35 ascii_butugychag: i even like the (beefed up) mceliece

21:21:40 mircea_popescu: and also fwiw : a) the discrete log problem is of course related to the euler inequality, and generally shoup is properly speaking a narrow case of my proposed ep?

21:21:49 ascii_butugychag: sorta.

21:22:26 mircea_popescu: sorta. yeah.

21:22:30 mircea_popescu: "One amazing feature of this system is that it comes with a proof of security against adaptive chosen ciphertext attacks. I.e if your hardware device (say your workstation) can be used by an adversary for a limited time (e.g. while you are at lunch) to decrypt chosen ciphertexts without actually 'stealing' the secret key, it does not help him too much to decrypt any ciphertexts except the ones he decrypted explicitly.

21:22:30 assbot: AMAZING COMPANY!

21:22:30 mircea_popescu: Thus, by simply keeping a local list of cipher texts that you prevent from being decrypted straightforward (i.e. those you generated), you can---at least in theory---add some security." <<< wtf is this!

21:23:14 ascii_butugychag: it means that decryption of arbitary input doesn't leak key bits

21:23:22 ascii_butugychag: which is notably not the case in, e.g., rsa.

21:23:25 mircea_popescu: not that part.

21:23:28 mircea_popescu: "Thus, by simply keeping a local list of cipher texts that you prevent from being decrypted straightforward (i.e. those you generated), you can---at least in theory---add some security." << this part.

21:23:38 ascii_butugychag: nfi

21:23:47 mircea_popescu: it doesn't even make sense. wut ? amulet ?

21:23:52 ascii_butugychag: srsly, nfi

21:23:58 ascii_butugychag: write to him, ask ?

21:24:02 ascii_butugychag: perhaps he smoked dope ?

21:24:15 mircea_popescu: otherwise he seems sensible. who know.

21:24:16 mircea_popescu: s

21:24:18 ascii_butugychag: i tried, and failed, to make sense of that piece.

21:24:41 deedbot-: [Qntra] Intel: Chips To Get Slower - http://qntra.net/2016/02/intel-chips-to-get-slower/

21:25:12 BingoBoingo: ^ Lizards speak

21:27:07 punkman: ascii_butugychag: i even like the (beefed up) mceliece << which one?

21:27:13 ascii_butugychag: somebody tell microshit

21:31:48 ascii_butugychag: punkman: the one with bernstein's proposed enhancements - possibly.

21:36:57 BingoBoingo: !up eric

21:44:32 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 32928 @ 0.00055729 = 18.3504 BTC [-] {3}

21:53:03 asciilifeform: !up ascii_butugychag

21:53:14 ascii_butugychag: unrelatedly,

21:53:18 ascii_butugychag: did we do https://threatpost.com/socat-warns-weak-prime-number-could-mean-its-backdoored/116104 ?

21:53:22 assbot: Socat Weak Diffie-Hellman Prime Number | Threatpost | The first stop for security news ... ( http://bit.ly/1T3wN4o )

21:53:31 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu et al ^ ?

21:54:17 ascii_butugychag: '“I cannot for sure rule out the possibility of a backdoor,” said Gerhard Rieger, a Socat maintainer. “But personally I do not believe that the contributor has a backdoor because he uses an email address at a well known and reputated company, and if someone wants to install such a backdoor he would not use a parameter that can easily be proven as non prime.”'

21:54:25 ascii_butugychag: ^ mega-l0l

21:55:24 ascii_butugychag: 'A post to a technical forum discovered that the non-prime parameter was introduced more than a year ago. A note in the commit indicates that Socat was not working in FIPS mode because it requires a 1024 Diffie-Hellman prime, and added that a developer named Zhiang Wang provided a patch with the new prime. The poster revealed that Wang works at Oracle and contributes to Socat.'

21:56:05 ascii_butugychag: (wtf is anyone still using dh ??)

21:56:50 ascii_butugychag: BingoBoingo: qntra ^ ?

21:57:26 BingoBoingo: ascii_butugychag: Mebbe. I got to read into it.

21:57:40 BingoBoingo: related: "Is this satire?" on https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/44cyvu/intel_chips_to_get_slower_particularly_relevant/

21:57:41 assbot: "Intel Chips To Get Slower" <- Particularly relevant for scaling : Bitcoin ... ( http://bit.ly/1T3xHhh )

22:02:31 BingoBoingo: Congrats MP on your latest social media exposure http://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/02/05/2023235/bitcoin-capitalist-opens-bounty-for-new-block-cipher

22:02:33 assbot: Bitcoin Capitalist Opens Bounty For New Block Cipher - Slashdot ... ( http://bit.ly/1T3yC1a )

22:03:01 BingoBoingo: "from the now-how-much-would-you-pay? dept"

22:06:23 danielpbarron: comments are a riot; these guys just can't stand that someone out there knows what he wants and isn't afraid to put it out there

22:06:54 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22311 @ 0.00055472 = 12.3764 BTC [-]

22:16:58 deedbot-: [Qntra] Oracle Employee Wrecked Socat Security - http://qntra.net/2016/02/oracle-employee-wrecked-socat-security/

22:17:06 BingoBoingo: ^ for alf

22:17:35 ascii_butugychag: http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=8713235&cid=51449777 << the obligatory mircea_popescuphobiacs come out from their holes

22:17:37 assbot: Bitcoin Capitalist Opens Bounty For New Block Cipher - Slashdot ... ( http://bit.ly/1T3BJ9p )

22:19:02 BingoBoingo: ascii_butugychag: Not how many of them appear so rapidly

22:19:36 BingoBoingo: The mythical astroturf squad is real

22:23:15 BingoBoingo: ascii_butugychag: Note all the derps supposing the block cipher is somehow supposed to be used as a proof of work

22:23:17 danielpbarron: from the long-winded "i want to sorta look like i agree with this guy" post >> There definitely is a potential for safer currencies than bitcoin

22:23:18 BingoBoingo: !up ascii_butugychag

22:25:40 ascii_butugychag: 'to the cow, farmer is a large cow' or how did it go

22:26:29 danielpbarron: i imagine the memo to the astro-turfers went something like "go post comments on this slashdot thread, and use the keyword 'arrogant twat'"

22:29:39 ascii_butugychag: i'm a bit surprised that nobody whined re: the most obvious boojum of mircea_popescu's contest - how will it be judged.

22:30:02 ascii_butugychag: (~we~, i think, know how - but does the peanut gallery?)

22:32:43 BingoBoingo: ascii_butugychag: You don't know how astroturf works. It doesn't work if you attack actual mysteries. You gotta attack fake ones like blockcipher as PoW

22:38:25 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9029 @ 0.00055369 = 4.9993 BTC [-]

22:41:43 BingoBoingo: !up imposter

22:49:53 BingoBoingo: https://raptorengineeringinc.com/TALOS/prerelease_info.php

22:49:54 assbot: Raptor Engineering::Talos™ Secure Workstation ... ( http://bit.ly/1SQNcrx )

22:50:07 BingoBoingo: "Talos? is the world's first ATX workstation-class mainboard for the new, open-source friendly IBM POWER8 processor and architecture."

22:57:22 BingoBoingo: !up ascii_butugychag

23:02:11 ascii_butugychag: ' utilizes open-toolchain FPGAs' << this, i'd like to see

23:03:34 ascii_butugychag: but no mention of who makes it, or where

23:03:46 ascii_butugychag: (ibm certainly doesn't)

23:04:47 BingoBoingo: Of course the thing is at the "pre-order" stage so who knows if it ever appears

23:06:23 BingoBoingo: Or what "open-toolchain" means to them

23:09:14 ascii_butugychag: also gotta love the 'free, open workstation' where the sole component supplier is ibm

23:09:35 ascii_butugychag: if you want this - straight to ebay

23:09:42 ascii_butugychag: buy all the 'power' arch boxen you want.

23:09:58 ascii_butugychag: 20+ years of vintage to choose from.

23:10:05 ascii_butugychag: i'll pass.

23:21:04 mircea_popescu: http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=8713235&cid=51449791 <<< dude, check out all the people who don't care!

23:21:05 assbot: Bitcoin Capitalist Opens Bounty For New Block Cipher - Slashdot ... ( http://bit.ly/1L43U01 )

23:21:37 mircea_popescu: (courtesy BingoBoingo who by now is a total expert at bothering mayogenders)

23:22:30 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397344 <<< this is good for bitcoin.

23:22:30 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 19:37:09; BingoBoingo: https://bitnodes.21.co/nodes/?q=/therealbitcoin.org: << 8

23:22:55 ascii_butugychag: 'Also, he awards bonus points for proofs of hardness. No one has managed to prove hardness for any existing block cipher. Block ciphers are simply ways to jumble the plaintext up in a reversible fashion. They are not based on difficult mathematical problems.

23:23:01 ascii_butugychag: Proving hardness is something you do for asymmetrical ciphers, but asymmetrical ciphers are way too slow to be useful for actual messages.'

23:23:09 ascii_butugychag: l0ltr0n1c

23:23:32 mircea_popescu: you know ?

23:23:34 ascii_butugychag: is there somewhere, i wonder, a perl script, that pastes this pediwikian claptrap in

23:23:59 mircea_popescu: that's what you need "ordinary, decent, law abiding citizens" for.

23:24:24 ascii_butugychag: bahahawat

23:25:15 *: mircea_popescu lookes over at stats ; check that out, slashdotting counts for something like 2-3% of ordinary fraudsters traffic.

23:25:23 mircea_popescu: I AM GETTING REALLY LONELY!!11

23:25:47 mircea_popescu: ever since the previous spammer sold my site to the current one people ever give less and less of a shit! oh if only i could be friends with a rich guy like slashdot!

23:25:56 ascii_butugychag: l0lz

23:25:58 mircea_popescu: this was fun.

23:26:15 ascii_butugychag: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397344 << that'd be 9 but seems like bucephalus is blackholed

23:26:15 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 19:37:09; BingoBoingo: https://bitnodes.21.co/nodes/?q=/therealbitcoin.org: << 8

23:26:21 ascii_butugychag: for ~2 days now.

23:30:01 mircea_popescu: http://qntra.net/2016/02/intel-chips-to-get-slower/#comment-45051 << dibs.

23:30:02 assbot: Intel: Chips To Get Slower | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/23OBWku )

23:31:15 mircea_popescu: and in other trottin' out whores news, http://41.media.tumblr.com/f94d43d7284028537e591427b0a2f291/tumblr_nurxnsJcS81qlne6uo1_1280.jpg

23:31:16 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/23OC2Zv )

23:32:10 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag never used socat ; don't care.

23:32:30 asciilifeform: !up ascii_butugychag

23:32:41 mircea_popescu: "Socat said it has generated a new prime that is 2048 bits long" << clearly evil.

23:32:45 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu: i had never even heard of it prior

23:32:46 mircea_popescu: if they weren't they'd have made 4kb.

23:33:24 mircea_popescu: While it?s unknown how Wang chose the prime, other commenters on the post said that checks in OpenSSL and other tools used to generate primes cannot be sure if the numbers are prime. Rieger told Threatpost: ?I do not know if a quick way exists to check this definitely. No attempts were made at all.? << and we never heard of phuctor etc.

23:33:33 ascii_butugychag: of course not

23:33:42 ascii_butugychag: or, for that matter, of euclid

23:33:59 mircea_popescu: "i do not know of a way to do math - i went to MIT"

23:34:08 ascii_butugychag: !s feeling of power

23:34:09 assbot: 10 results for 'feeling of power' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=feeling+of+power

23:35:00 mircea_popescu: "Not satire, just stupid and wrong." lol BingoBoingo just how much derp butthurt have you produced today ?

23:35:10 *: ascii_butugychag has been trying to detect 'signs of intelligent life' in the cryptological world, a very depressing exercise

23:35:51 ascii_butugychag: the whole shebang is approx. as alive as... lenin

23:36:00 ascii_butugychag: yes, there is a figure, from a distance. wax doll.

23:38:10 mircea_popescu: i'll be honest with you : i actually prefer encountering scar tissue to actual people. i have many more toys for the former, that i wouldn't normally apply on humans.

23:38:13 mircea_popescu: such as hot irons.

23:38:22 mircea_popescu: what's it hurt the cheloid ?

23:39:21 ascii_butugychag: mircea_popescu, i suppose, is a natural-born exterminator. whereas i see crushing, poisoning vermin as hard thankless work

23:39:32 ascii_butugychag: and there are always more, more, more... of them.

23:39:40 mircea_popescu: pain is a lot more honest emotion than pleasure.

23:39:50 ascii_butugychag: now this is so.

23:40:14 ascii_butugychag: or let's ask mr o, http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-09-2015#1281765

23:40:14 assbot: Logged on 22-09-2015 01:22:33; asciilifeform: 'The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men.' He paused, and for a moment assumed again his air of a schoolmaster questioning a promising pupil: 'How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?' Winston thought. 'By making him suffer,' he said. 'Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is sufferin

23:40:44 mircea_popescu: complicated.

23:42:23 ascii_butugychag: hm?

23:42:42 mats: was this socat thing even rsa?

23:42:49 mats: or ecc?

23:43:28 ascii_butugychag: mats: dh

23:45:22 BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> "Not satire, just stupid and wrong." lol BingoBoingo just how much derp butthurt have you produced today ? << Less than usual actually.

23:46:33 mircea_popescu: o hey, check it out, all the rotinculo that live off foodstamps know what a reward sum SHOULD have been.

23:46:49 mircea_popescu: nm that i linked to djb's 500-1k typical rewards for the field to help them avoid stepping in that one.

23:47:38 ascii_butugychag: incidentally, i don't recall usg paying out any prize at all for aes nomination

23:47:59 ascii_butugychag: or is the magic spoodge of the fuhrer, reward enough.

23:48:05 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=05-02-2016#1397460 << he has a point here. organised hallucination is hallucination.

23:48:05 assbot: Logged on 05-02-2016 22:32:43; BingoBoingo: ascii_butugychag: You don't know how astroturf works. It doesn't work if you attack actual mysteries. You gotta attack fake ones like blockcipher as PoW

23:48:17 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag ha! see above :D

23:51:15 ascii_butugychag: i kinda wonder, how many of the folks barfing, could explain how, e.g., rsa, works, to save own life

23:51:21 mircea_popescu: and speaking of social media, http://40.media.tumblr.com/67df9a526e3b44466d76e5685e9f5e75/tumblr_nocd50SYCK1ssvq9so1_1280.jpg

23:51:23 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/20f8dwr )

23:52:28 ascii_butugychag: (actually posing the question often produces many little 'bill gates'-en, who famously uttered a hope that one day 'science may discover a means of factoring large primes')

23:53:05 mircea_popescu: ascii_butugychag honestly, i suspect a) all actual cryptography revolves around ? and ?' pairs and b) rsa is the only one where ? = ?' = multiplication.

23:53:14 mircea_popescu: pure conjecture, but towards a unified theory of cryptography!

23:55:18 mircea_popescu: hmm, apparently log doesn't see &ordm;

23:55:22 mircea_popescu: am i the only one that sees it ?

23:55:43 ascii_butugychag: possibly

23:55:52 *: ascii_butugychag bbl