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00:04:41 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 84475 @ 0.00054571 = 46.0989 BTC [+] {2}

00:40:16 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 40000 @ 0.00054572 = 21.8288 BTC [+]

00:44:36 thestringpuller: "Using 21's bitnodes service, we determined that 1037 classic nodes are hosted using Amazon's AWS. "

00:45:07 mircea_popescu: the two buck bitcoin fork.,

00:45:43 mircea_popescu: http://fraudsters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/jurov-slime.png < jurov asciilifeform phf and other lisp aficionados.

00:45:45 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1p0RO2U )

00:45:50 mircea_popescu: check it out - someone is using lisp for something!

00:54:30 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 40114 @ 0.0005453 = 21.8742 BTC [-] {2}

01:12:48 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 42300 @ 0.00054519 = 23.0615 BTC [-]

01:30:25 deedbot-: [fraudsters] The greatly anticipated BitBet (S.BBET) February 2016 Statement - http://fraudsters.com/2016/the-greatly-anticipated-bitbet-sbbet-february-2016-statement/

01:32:07 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 40800 @ 0.00054299 = 22.154 BTC [-] {2}

01:36:11 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 69200 @ 0.0005421 = 37.5133 BTC [-] {4}

01:41:24 jurov: TIL eulora reached homeostasis? LOL

01:48:53 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424263 << looks neato

01:48:53 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 00:45:43; mircea_popescu: http://fraudsters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/jurov-slime.png < jurov asciilifeform phf and other lisp aficionados.

01:49:14 asciilifeform: but i have nfi what it does...

01:53:28 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 28100 @ 0.0005421 = 15.233 BTC [-] {3}

01:54:55 jurov: it sometimes crashes, of course :D

01:55:37 jurov: but in the course of this, i got an idea, is there a small lisp/scheme implemented in ada?

01:55:58 jurov: that would be some bedrock

01:58:13 jurov: because on C mechine, succumbing to various kinds of magic colored pointer unions is practical necessity.. so ada type safety should help

02:03:53 jurov: !up p15

02:14:57 nubbins`: http://qntra.net/2016/03/a-miner-problem/#comment-47702 << FTR i thought this was obv the case upon reading the article and was baffled as to why it took so long for someone to mention.

02:14:59 assbot: A Miner Problem | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/1p1xhvU )

02:17:11 deedbot-: [BitBet Bets Bets] 3.85477620 BTC on 'Yes' - AlphaGo will defeat Lee Sedol overall in March 2016 match - http://bitbet.us/bet/1249/alphago-will-defeat-lee-sedol-overall-in-march/#b134

02:22:17 nubbins`: <mircea_popescu> does this come with an absolute guarantee that i am not responsible for anything past raw tx, and if it never gets included, bettor is out the money, because i will not under any circumstances repay it ? << lel better not stick with 0-fee tx if you're gonna go that route.

02:23:19 nubbins`: "bitbet, where payouts are literally the lowest priority"

02:25:11 nubbins`: "bitbet, where we don't have nine cents to spare"

02:25:38 nubbins`: whoever constructed A1 should be relieved of their duties

02:26:27 danielpbarron: fee is not required if inputs are sufficiently old enough, which in this case they appear to have been

02:28:14 nubbins`: sure, if the mempool hadn't been olympic sized

02:28:28 nubbins`: nexus pass is not required if there's no lineup at the airport

02:29:03 nubbins`: still gotta fight through the crowds to get to the gate

02:29:35 nubbins`: if you're traveling on xmas

02:29:50 danielpbarron: i guess this falls into the "well what the heck is the protocol, oh right there isn't one" category. How do you know a miner will choose a high fee tx over a high priority tx?

02:30:57 nubbins`: you know after the fact, it turns out

02:31:06 jurov: cuz satoshi coded it so?

02:31:15 jurov: and miners haven't touched it?

02:31:26 jurov: is that tooo far fetched notion?

02:31:41 nubbins`: if there's only so much space in a block for 0-fee tx's, and the mempool is overflowing, obviously it's gonna take days for your 0-fee tx to get put into a block, even if everyone knows about it

02:32:10 nubbins`: and since it's in the queue, you can make as many As as you like

02:32:13 nubbins`: Aoo, even

02:32:35 BingoBoingo: http://fraudsters.com/2016/the-greatly-anticipated-bitbet-sbbet-february-2016-statement/#comment-116722

02:32:37 assbot: The greatly anticipated BitBet (S.BBET) February 2016 Statement on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1TYAbOv )

02:32:37 nubbins`: all will be discarded because A1 is waiting for the cheap seats

02:37:38 jurov: !t m x.eur

02:37:38 assbot: [MPEX:X.EUR] 1D: 0.00256252 / 0.00259952 / 0.00262899 (553 shares, 1.44 BTC), 7D: 0.00254491 / 0.00259055 / 0.00262899 (1903 shares, 4.93 BTC), 30D: 0.00253517 / 0.00272634 / 0.00332476 (10278 shares, 28.02 BTC)

02:37:52 nubbins`: a 0-fee tx during a mempool flood is like expecting to hitch a free ride from turkey to macedonia

02:38:05 jurov: ;;calc 1/0.00370358

02:38:05 gribble: 270.009018301

02:38:28 jurov: whotf puts these asks on x.eur

02:40:12 danielpbarron: i don't see how a "mempool flood" should effect a high priority transaction.. or was the flooder sophisticated enough to have created all the inputs long ago so that they too would be high priority?

02:40:35 jurov: mkay, flipped. this ersatz marketmaking is quite ejoyable

02:41:23 nubbins`: listen, i'm a high priority customer at Mr. Rooter

02:41:40 nubbins`: but if three other high priority taco lovers clog their toilets first, i'm waiting in line

02:41:48 jurov: <ad break>You could have got x.eur from me with only 2% fee over vwap and flipped them at these insane prices!</ad>

02:42:57 danielpbarron: jurov, how to do that? ask you here?

02:43:18 jurov: i am accepting transferwise

02:43:27 danielpbarron: ah actual euros

02:43:28 jurov: for wot members

02:43:48 jurov: yes, send me 102 euros, get 100 x.eur

02:43:52 danielpbarron: well it's pretty obvious to me what caused the insane prices. "divestment"

02:44:14 nubbins`: or, y'know, a cartel blowing their cover by fucking with bitbet payouts.

02:44:19 nubbins`: SEEMS JUST AS LIKELY.

02:44:21 danielpbarron: not people who want euros, so much as they ~don't want~ bitcoin, and don't want to touch actual fiat

02:44:52 jurov: lmao. but they could have pestered davout to get much better price from his bot instead

02:45:01 nubbins`: i feel bad carrying on but this is seriously the highest lelevator i've ever been in

02:45:43 nubbins`: i cannot see the ground!

02:45:56 mircea_popescu: nubbins`> http://qntra.net/2016/03/a-miner-problem/#comment-47702 << FTR i thought this was obv the case << because it's neither obvious nor the case.

02:45:57 assbot: A Miner Problem | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/1p1xhvU )

02:46:14 nubbins`: how ya figure, because the logic doesn't follow

02:46:32 nubbins`: ("you don't get to say what the logic is! &c")

02:46:45 mircea_popescu: but congrats on being the nth lazy thinker who has a simple theory in his head, cut ~80% of the facts or so that fit it, and is ready to reddit about the matter.

02:46:52 mircea_popescu: i'm sure it'll bring greatness to canada or w/e.

02:47:46 nubbins`: you're sniffing glue if you think a cartel withholding bitbet payouts is the simplest explanation

02:48:30 mircea_popescu: nubbins`> all will be discarded because A1 is waiting for the cheap seats << except the part where these nodes would also advertise it, which they didn't do. and except for the part where nodes that keep txn forever are am yth. and except for anything actually to do with reality, as opposed to some cartoon someone saw last year on tedspeak or w/e.

02:48:55 mircea_popescu: nubbins` we had this thread. make your own theory, CROSSING ALL THE POINTS.

02:49:05 nubbins`: advertising 0-fee tx's in a mempool flood is a DOS attack

02:49:13 mircea_popescu: as opposed to "here is what i opine - i know all about huffing glue because, practically speaking, it's what i do all day".

02:49:19 nubbins`: accepting but not advertising them -- isn't

02:49:39 mircea_popescu: w/e.

02:49:49 nubbins`: and nodes don't have to keep tx's "forever", we're talking two days max between rebroadcasts.

02:49:50 mircea_popescu: the facts are there, write your explanation for them and spare me.

02:50:00 mircea_popescu: we're talking about ~8 days.

02:50:14 nubbins`: yes, 4 tx's over 8 days

02:50:26 nubbins`: ;;calc 8/4

02:50:26 gribble: 2

02:50:29 nubbins`: ^

02:50:39 mircea_popescu: so a1 blocked a2, then a2 blocked a3 then a3 blocked a4 ?

02:50:43 nubbins`: haha

02:50:44 nubbins`: jesus

02:50:45 nubbins`: no.

02:50:55 nubbins`: use your reading comprehension skills

02:50:58 mircea_popescu: so a1 blocked a2, 3 and 4 because it sat in pool for 8 days because reasons ?

02:50:59 nubbins`: a1 blocked a2

02:51:02 nubbins`: then a1 blocked a3

02:51:07 nubbins`: then a1 blocked a4

02:51:15 mircea_popescu: because a1 was still around 4 days later ? whyssat ?

02:52:06 nubbins`: because there was a lineup for the cheap seats because of the mempool flood

02:52:11 mircea_popescu: ...

02:52:19 mircea_popescu: that made no sense. try again using meaningful words this time.

02:52:24 nubbins`: no

02:52:27 nubbins`: you try again

02:52:29 mircea_popescu: right.

02:52:36 nubbins`: like talking to a bag of hammers

02:53:08 mircea_popescu: apparently the way the internet works [according to idiots] is that one guy that knows about things by virtue of being one of the guys that actually do things describes some facts, and is now obliged to entertain the half-baked idiocy of any random opiner.

02:53:17 nubbins`: ^ stopped reading after "according"

02:53:23 mircea_popescu: whatever. keep your ideas, i don't want them nor do they carry any value.

02:53:38 nubbins`: do you suppose maybe there were other 0-fee high priority transactions floating around at that time? hmm? check out a graph of the mempool size

02:54:08 mircea_popescu: dude... seriously, stick to printing or w/e it is you understand.

02:54:43 nubbins`: i like how when you run out of logical rebuttals it's all "dude" and "srsly, just w/e"

02:54:59 nubbins`: try another one!

02:55:36 mircea_popescu: there's no "logical rebuttal". you have some facts, go write a theory. maybe i'll bother reading it. seeing who it comes from, probably not. that's all.

02:55:47 nubbins`: "no, you don't get it, MY zero-fee transaction should have taken priority because reasons"

02:56:00 nubbins`: lel, "go write a theory"

02:56:04 nubbins`: sturles wrote it

02:56:18 nubbins`: i tried putting it in simplified english for you, but it didn't take

02:56:35 nubbins`: no big surprise

02:58:33 nubbins`: or, y'know, bitcoin is dead because a chinese mining cartel is selectively blocking BITBET PAYOUTS.

02:58:37 nubbins`: occam weeps

02:58:45 nubbins`: bbl i need a drink

02:59:17 mircea_popescu: sturle's theory fell apart upon examination in chan.

03:01:31 mircea_popescu: !rate nubbins` -1 more or less shoemaker insistent on derping above the crepidam.

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03:01:53 assbot: Successfully updated the rating for nubbins` from 2 to -1 with note: more or less shoemaker insistent on derping above the crepidam.

03:02:48 mircea_popescu: you'll be on my ignore list. if you actually have something to say find a lord to play telephone, but ideally spare me.

03:05:39 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 33300 @ 0.00054113 = 18.0196 BTC [-] {3}

03:05:55 jurov: that escalated quickly

03:06:37 mircea_popescu: if i wanted to talk to redditards i'd make a reddit account.

03:10:24 nubbins`: lel

03:10:31 nubbins`: behold your king!

03:10:49 jurov: So, w're back to mp and alf being 80% i guess.

03:11:05 nubbins`: sorry guys, anyone who thinks MP's explanation makes more sense needs their head checked at a trauma hospital

03:11:32 mircea_popescu: plenty o' room for idea guys all over the webs.

03:11:51 nubbins`: seems pretty obvious that in a huge backlog of transactions, one of them is going to be the lowest priority

03:12:35 nubbins`: aaaand ftr i meant what i said about being relieved of duties, imagine sending a 17btc tx out into the wild and then /sending the same amount of money again from a different address/

03:12:59 nubbins`: if ever there was an indication that mp stopped giving a fuck about anything but spending the usd he cashed his btc out into, this is it

03:13:35 nubbins`: anyway. peace. asciilifeform feel free to leave your particulars with gribble for me

03:18:27 mircea_popescu: in more practical news - jurov here's one for you. https://bitbet.us/bet/1247/parties-smer-sd-and-sns-to-win-supermajority-in/ is to be resolved. problem is the res source gives vote % and not a word re seats, and the bet is re seats.

03:18:27 assbot: BitBet - Parties SMER-SD and SNS to win supermajority in Slovak parliament :: 0.87 B (38%) on Yes, 1.42 B (62%) on No | closed 3 days 3 hours ago ... ( http://bit.ly/1QweIc2 )

03:19:06 mircea_popescu: is there a good source to document how you convert from these ?

03:19:53 jurov: doh, they are incredibly slow.. there is "allocation of seats" link but they have not done it yet.

03:20:02 mircea_popescu: alrighty. so then it waits.

03:20:06 mircea_popescu: not to even speak of https://bitbet.us/bet/1185/mariano-rajoy-to-remain-pm-of-spain-after/

03:20:07 assbot: BitBet - Mariano Rajoy to remain PM of Spain after December Election :: 0.21 B (78%) on Yes, 0.06 B (22%) on No | closed 2 months 3 weeks ago ... ( http://bit.ly/1QweQIw )

03:20:24 mircea_popescu: believe it or not IN FUCKING MARCH the spanyards do not yet rightly know whether that fucktard won or not the december election.

03:21:20 *: trinque settles in to catch up on a weekend of l0gz

03:22:31 jurov: trinque: prepare several buckets of popcorn

03:23:14 BingoBoingo: and gnashing and wailing, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. Also touch of denial mixed in.

03:48:21 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22300 @ 0.00054054 = 12.054 BTC [-] {3}

03:49:22 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 35351 @ 0.00054005 = 19.0913 BTC [-] {4}

03:49:44 jurov: mircea_popescu: to mpex pls

05:23:55 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 28200 @ 0.00054332 = 15.3216 BTC [+] {2}

05:43:14 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16000 @ 0.0005396 = 8.6336 BTC [-] {4}

05:49:20 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 11800 @ 0.00053958 = 6.367 BTC [-] {2}

05:50:21 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22780 @ 0.00053958 = 12.2916 BTC [-]

05:51:22 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 20350 @ 0.0005387 = 10.9625 BTC [-] {4}

05:53:24 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 39753 @ 0.00053843 = 21.4042 BTC [-] {3}

05:54:25 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 44948 @ 0.00053743 = 24.1564 BTC [-] {2}

05:57:28 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22778 @ 0.00053734 = 12.2395 BTC [-] {3}

06:25:56 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 38000 @ 0.00054122 = 20.5664 BTC [+] {2}

06:28:59 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 41500 @ 0.00054285 = 22.5283 BTC [+] {2}

06:37:08 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4143 @ 0.00054122 = 2.2423 BTC [-]

06:59:30 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22863 @ 0.00053687 = 12.2745 BTC [-] {3}

07:06:36 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27522 @ 0.00053685 = 14.7752 BTC [-] {3}

07:19:49 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 31800 @ 0.00053673 = 17.068 BTC [-] {4}

07:26:56 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18435 @ 0.0005363 = 9.8867 BTC [-] {2}

07:27:57 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 21065 @ 0.00053618 = 11.2946 BTC [-] {2}

07:47:16 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19700 @ 0.00053576 = 10.5545 BTC [-] {4}

08:04:33 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18900 @ 0.00053646 = 10.1391 BTC [+]

08:15:44 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16150 @ 0.0005357 = 8.6516 BTC [-] {4}

09:01:29 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 57254 @ 0.00053547 = 30.6578 BTC [-] {2}

09:45:12 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 33150 @ 0.00053668 = 17.7909 BTC [+] {2}

09:48:15 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 44200 @ 0.00053547 = 23.6678 BTC [-]

09:51:18 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 54877 @ 0.00053544 = 29.3833 BTC [-] {2}

09:57:24 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 27300 @ 0.000537 = 14.6601 BTC [+]

10:16:22 punkman: "You are using GnuPG version 1.4.12, which is not supported anymore. Enigmail requires GnuPG version 2.0.7 or newer. Please upgrade your GnuPG installation, or Enigmail will not work"

10:16:44 punkman: not like I used it anyway but annoying

10:51:23 deedbot-: [BitBet Bets Bets] 1.00000000 BTC on 'Yes' - AlphaGo will defeat Lee Sedol overall in March 2016 match - http://bitbet.us/bet/1249/alphago-will-defeat-lee-sedol-overall-in-march/#b136

11:47:12 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 57600 @ 0.0005346 = 30.793 BTC [-] {4}

11:48:13 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22700 @ 0.00053427 = 12.1279 BTC [-] {2}

12:05:30 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 52257 @ 0.00053565 = 27.9915 BTC [+]

12:09:23 nubbins`: morning folks

12:09:44 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424380 << against better judgment, i figured i'd go back and re-read sturles' conversation just in case i'd missed something

12:09:44 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 02:59:17; mircea_popescu: sturle's theory fell apart upon examination in chan.

12:10:04 nubbins`: all i see is mp and alf complaining loudly that sturles' node shouldn't work the way it does because it's improper

12:10:16 nubbins`: but, of course, it does

12:10:57 nubbins`: if that's a "theory falling apart", i'd like to see you guys take on gravity, or germ theory

12:11:15 nubbins`: "little tiny bugs shouldn't be able to hurt a hyooman!"

12:14:20 nubbins`: !rate mircea_popescu -1 tinpot dictator, throws tantrums when embarrassed. petulant and unwilling to admit error in the face of overwhelming evidence. a poor example of how a lord should behave. great for milking a few BTC from, but otherwise avoid.

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12:15:01 assbot: Successfully updated the rating for mircea_popescu from 2 to -1 with note: tinpot dictator, throws tantrums when embarrassed. petulant and unwilling to admit error in the face of overwhelming evidence. a poor example of how a lord should behave. great for milking a few BTC from, but otherwise avoid.

12:16:41 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 46350 @ 0.00053421 = 24.7606 BTC [-] {2}

12:26:51 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 62443 @ 0.00053565 = 33.4476 BTC [+]

12:31:56 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 8999 @ 0.00053609 = 4.8243 BTC [+]

12:46:10 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 56600 @ 0.00053791 = 30.4457 BTC [+] {4}

12:48:41 shinohai: ;;ticker --market all

12:48:53 gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 410.5, vol: 5166.35971885 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 412.934, vol: 7021.9455 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 410.5, vol: 13974.58828093 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 408.0, vol: 1.20992211 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 419.4288, vol: 52510.01710000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 408.494, vol: 1300.31356398 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 410.81265, vol: 235.90882398 | Volume-weighted last average: (1 more message)

12:49:04 shinohai: ;;more

12:49:04 gribble: 416.52671852

12:51:11 nubbins`: weird that the chinese mining cartel revealing themselves hasn't affected the exchange rate

12:51:21 nubbins`: you'd think it'd be a big deal

12:52:16 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 21620 @ 0.00053609 = 11.5903 BTC [-] {2}

12:56:20 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6900 @ 0.00053609 = 3.699 BTC [-]

13:00:47 nubbins`: maybe the market got confused and accidentally dumped 500btc worth of MPOE over the last 24 hours instead of dumping all their btc

13:03:27 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 33495 @ 0.00053609 = 17.9563 BTC [-]

13:17:41 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4800 @ 0.0005392 = 2.5882 BTC [+] {2}

13:21:48 danielpbarron: nubbins`, it looks like you're the one throwing a tantrum, and it "shouldn't work that way" is the general complaint in here against bitcoin for some time now. this event was more like the last straw kinda thing

13:23:52 nubbins`: nah, just making quips

13:24:14 nubbins`: and "shouldn't work that way" does not mean the same thing as "did not happen"

13:24:38 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424380

13:24:38 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 02:59:17; mircea_popescu: sturle's theory fell apart upon examination in chan.

13:24:46 nubbins`: ^ did it, though? feel free to link.

13:24:59 kakobrekla: i dont think it did.

13:25:09 nubbins`: that's because it didn't

13:25:21 nubbins`: but mp hears what he wants

13:27:36 nubbins`: in fact, no rebuttal to sturles' explanation was offered -- just a lot of gnashing about "but that's crazy!"

13:28:52 assbot: [MPEX] [FT] [X.EUR] 396 @ 0.00271748 = 1.0761 BTC [-] {2}

13:31:34 *: nubbins` is a bit surprised that more lords aren't concerned about mp's shame leading him to proposing an altcoin as the way forward

13:32:31 danielpbarron: i'm not interested in bitcoin if he's not interested in it

13:33:46 danielpbarron: it's not like the code is something wonderful to behold. The only thing it had going for it was that some important people found a use in it for a time

13:33:54 shinohai: Not a lord here, but I have a lot of time invested in trb and I agree with danielpbarron.

13:34:38 shinohai: Eventually one has to stop building with legos and mve on to more robust materials.

13:34:46 nubbins`: if mp no longer finds a use for btc, i'm eagerly awaiting the liquidation of all mpex assets

13:35:31 nubbins`: danielpbarron if your interest in a subject is predicated on who else is interested in it, then i have no sensible response

13:35:52 kakobrekla: actually this somewhat fixes "bitcoin is too accessible" as the requirements to include tx in a block are having your own block producing setup

13:36:34 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: except - cartel. go, make a block.

13:37:00 kakobrekla: obv its not accessible to me!

13:37:08 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424380

13:37:08 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 02:59:17; mircea_popescu: sturle's theory fell apart upon examination in chan.

13:37:17 nubbins`: asciilifeform care to offer an opinion on ^

13:38:01 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 32150 @ 0.00053591 = 17.2295 BTC [-] {4}

13:38:48 nubbins`: kako and i seem to agree that nothing about sturles' theory "fell apart upon examination", although we'd both be eager to hear your thoughts on the topic

13:39:04 nubbins`: bbl coffee/breakfast

13:39:13 asciilifeform: nubbins`: the point re: mpex is valid imho.

13:39:38 nubbins`: asciilifeform first things first, sturles' theory: fell apart upon examination or no?

13:40:11 asciilifeform: it did not explain mircea_popescu's observations though

13:40:35 asciilifeform: gotta explain the resurrected tx, no?

13:41:13 asciilifeform: i saw same thing when sending a lee sedol bet a few wks ago

13:41:56 punkman: gotta explain why the 0fee tx wasn't visible in anyone's mempool for days, although I don't know how exactly mp examined the mempools and of which nodes he was connecting to

13:41:57 shinohai: Also has been seen by outside source according to: http://qntra.net/2016/03/a-miner-problem/#comment-47975

13:41:58 assbot: A Miner Problem | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/1U4Gyyn )

13:42:02 asciilifeform: (and here was even the high-S thing also involved)

13:42:19 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424336

13:42:19 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 02:49:05; nubbins`: advertising 0-fee tx's in a mempool flood is a DOS attack

13:42:20 punkman: the fact it was resurrected is not surprising if you ask me

13:42:36 nubbins`: my node wouldn't have broadcast A1 until the backlog subsided

13:42:52 nubbins`: i'll broadcast 0-fee tx's when it suits me, not the other way around

13:42:53 asciilifeform: punkman: he has, iirc, a thing that tries to connect to 'anyone who's anyone' as determined by his intel

13:43:14 asciilifeform: punkman: i have nfi , ask him when he wakes up

13:43:14 nubbins`: <+asciilifeform> punkman: he has, iirc, a thing that tries to connect to 'anyone who's anyone' as determined by his intel << seems his intel connected him to a shit set of nodes

13:43:44 asciilifeform: !s reactor test

13:43:45 assbot: 2 results for 'reactor test' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=reactor+test

13:44:08 asciilifeform: ^ see above.

13:45:59 punkman: anyway if someone can replicate the experiment with similarly old coins, that would not favor the bitbet-screwed-by-miners theory

13:46:51 nubbins`: i could, as i've got an enormous amount of coins that haven't moved in a very long time

13:47:10 nubbins`: but i have extremely low incentive to help mp exorcise his ghosts

13:47:38 nubbins`: shinohai re: the link you posted

13:47:46 nubbins`: how'd the mempool look when that guy's tx was sent out?

13:47:48 nubbins`: homework for ya

13:48:26 jurov: i can offer coinbr users' coins for the experiments... seems using users' funds is en vogue

13:48:34 nubbins`: lel

13:48:43 asciilifeform: one more thing. careful readers of the logz will have noticed that the cn miners have openly admitted collusion

13:49:07 asciilifeform: i.e. gatherings for whatever purpose

13:49:29 nubbins`: asciilifeform do note that collusion on tx relay nodes in the form of "don't broadcast 0-fee tx's if the mempool is > x" would explain observed behaviour

13:49:55 asciilifeform: all but the resurrection

13:50:00 nubbins`: obviously ant/f2 have node farms as well as mining farms

13:50:23 nubbins`: if there was 60 live nodes last year, it seems extremely improbable that a mining cartel wouldn't rent out a data center and stuff it with nodes

13:50:48 nubbins`: once that's in place, whatever rules they set are essentially universal

13:50:53 asciilifeform: this was one of mp's accusations actually

13:50:56 nubbins`: right.

13:51:09 nubbins`: but that's not "deliberately withholding bitbet's tx"

13:51:19 nubbins`: that's "withholding all 0-fee tx's during a backlog"

13:51:31 nubbins`: which is not retarded

13:51:41 asciilifeform: no?!

13:51:56 nubbins`: if ant/f2 own 500 nodes out of an available 560, how in the fuck are you gonna see a transaction that they're not broadcasting?

13:52:10 nubbins`: ESPECIALLY if you're only connected to your favourite whitelisted nodes?

13:52:25 asciilifeform: that was his point, no? that the scum took over.

13:52:44 nubbins`: do you have any idea how many 0-fee transactions i could make, today, with higher priority than A1?

13:53:16 nubbins`: i could've kept A1 in limbo for a month if i'd wanted to

13:53:32 asciilifeform: try, make? except that spamola temperature seems to be low today

13:53:51 nubbins`: 6k unconfirmed tx's right now

13:54:07 asciilifeform: nubbins`: most of them are spam

13:54:13 nubbins`: A1 was spam.

13:54:26 asciilifeform: and in fact chained crud

13:54:36 asciilifeform: nubbins`: how so?

13:55:12 nubbins`: 0-fee tx followed by 3 double-spend attempts in the midst of a mempool backlog

13:55:33 asciilifeform: did it have unconfirmed inputs? No

13:55:37 nubbins`: no, it didn't

13:55:48 nubbins`: neither did the 20,000 transactions ahead of it with higher priority

13:56:05 asciilifeform: how does something that ~follows~ a tx make it spam?

13:56:48 nubbins`: how does a node operator distinguish between the 50,000 spam 0-fee tx's and bitbet's 0-fee tx?

13:57:24 asciilifeform: the usual way?

13:57:34 nubbins`: calling A1 spam was a stretch and not correct, but calling A1 anything other than the absolute lowest priority is unreasonable

13:57:45 asciilifeform: age of inputs ?

13:58:07 asciilifeform: i have nfi, btw, what the age was. did you look into it?

13:58:08 nubbins`: again, i could create 10k tx's right now with older inputs than A1

13:58:16 nubbins`: and i wouldn't even have to crack open two cold wallets

13:58:35 nubbins`: asciilifeform the age of A1's inputs ranged from a couple days to a couple months iirc

13:58:41 asciilifeform: sure. but do we have a reason to think this was done?

13:58:55 nubbins`: do we have a reason to think which was done?

13:59:25 asciilifeform: if it actually had 'days old' input, then this was reactor test.

14:00:01 asciilifeform: but the resurrection still has to be explained.

14:00:19 *: asciilifeform bbl

14:03:10 davout: asciilifeform: any bitbet recipient had a strong incentive to rebroadcast, as soon as the second transaction actually paid them

14:03:54 davout: not sure what makes you say that the tx reappearing needs any kind of explanation other than "people like extra money"

14:04:05 nubbins`: look: i receive A1 when it's first broadcast, i hold onto it but i DON'T RELAY IT because my backlog is too big.

14:04:20 nubbins`: once my backlog has been eliminated, i have no qualms about relaying A1

14:04:55 nubbins`: but if i have a massive backlog, no 0-fee bum is gonna get a free ride

14:05:14 nubbins`: davout +1

14:06:24 nubbins`: if you think the relaying of A1 was triggered by B, you're daft

14:06:48 nubbins`: an actor doing it on purpose, sure

14:07:10 nubbins`: what bitbet payout recipient wouldn't want free coins

14:07:34 nubbins`: hell, maybe the "bitbet stole my coinz" guy relayed it

14:08:09 nubbins`: but a cabal saying "OK guise, he paid out from a new source, let's get A1 back out there!".... c'mon

14:08:22 nubbins`: don't insult your own intelligence

14:10:16 nubbins`: hmm i wonder if mp putting me on ignore means he's gotta filter me from his logs as well

14:10:28 nubbins`: he's gonna find conversations really hard to follow

14:11:34 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 31575 @ 0.00053402 = 16.8617 BTC [-] {2}

14:14:37 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9474 @ 0.00053402 = 5.0593 BTC [-]

14:15:52 danielpbarron: asciilifeform> i have nfi, btw, what the age was. did you look into it? << http://qntra.net/2016/03/a-miner-problem/#comment-47581

14:15:54 assbot: A Miner Problem | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/1StXq1F )

14:17:34 danielpbarron: nubbins`> again, i could create 10k tx's right now with older inputs than A1 << isn't this a "glass canon" as in, can only be fired once? How many nubbins` are out there with cannons? It costs money to assemble this weapon in short order. You have it from years of doing business.

14:29:30 shinohai: http://gizmodo.com/nyc-district-attorney-conducts-biased-unsecure-survey-1762948174

14:29:32 assbot: NYC District Attorney Conducts Biased, Unsecured Survey About How Encryption Hurts Police  ... ( http://bit.ly/1StZgjh )

14:30:12 shinohai: "Anyone can access it and submit answers, which means that anyone can impersonate a police officer, prosecutor, or other law enforcement official."

14:33:49 nubbins`: danielpbarron don't pretend to assume you know how many glass cannons i have

14:34:39 danielpbarron: i'm just going by what you said

14:34:53 nubbins`: also, don't change the argument into how feasible it is for a lowly shoemaker to pull it off

14:35:09 nubbins`: it's irrelevant

14:35:23 danielpbarron: that wasn't my implication. I meant "

14:35:34 danielpbarron: "how many nubbins`" in an endearing way

14:35:56 nubbins`: you meant that in general it's an expensive attack and would require lots of old coins

14:36:03 danielpbarron: yes

14:36:17 nubbins`: do you suppose there are any miners out there who'd be interested in generating a large mempool backlog for any given reason?

14:36:59 nubbins`: do you suppose any large-scale miner would be anything but a complete fucking idiot if they haven't been socking away a percentage of each block reward for use when old coins are needed?

14:37:13 danielpbarron: i suppose that there are plenty of groups, including miners, who would like to interfere with #bitcoin-assets properties

14:37:43 nubbins`: i suppose you grossly overestimate what you're a part of

14:38:02 nubbins`: look: how many new coins each day?

14:38:12 danielpbarron: if what i'm a part of isn't as big as my estimation, I don't care for bitcoin anyway. So whatever.

14:38:48 danielpbarron: you got your bouquinism and I got my Bible. I just hope other people have their things or it can get pretty depressing

14:40:28 nubbins`: 3600 new coins per day, give or take

14:40:51 danielpbarron: regarding this hypothesis that miners are socking away a percentage, why then do most coin bases have a single output?

14:41:21 danielpbarron: as far as i know, the only pool taking advantage of the ability to create as many outputs as you want in a coin base is Luke-Jr's Eligius

14:41:45 nubbins`: uh, you know you can move the coins again, right?

14:41:51 nubbins`: they're not trapped in place

14:41:58 danielpbarron: yeah but why not just do it in the first place? even older.

14:42:17 nubbins`: easier bookkeeping, for starters

14:42:38 nubbins`: why don't you see pool-mined blocks split the reward into a million outputs?

14:43:05 nubbins`: because it's retarded to chop up a reward before you have to

14:43:06 danielpbarron: well that's what Eligius does, or did last i looked into it

14:43:35 nubbins`: this doesn't preclude the fact that /any/ individual pool miner can have 10%, or 50%, or 100% of his daily take socked away immediately into long-term storage

14:43:39 davout: danielpbarron: just because Luke-Jr does it doesn't necessarily make it sensible

14:43:39 adlai: p2pool does this, too

14:43:43 mircea_popescu: and welcome to the wonder of halfway logs. sigh.

14:43:55 mircea_popescu: davout whatever happened to xeur bot yest

14:44:17 nubbins`: ;;echo sounds like you thought this whole ignore thing through about as much as you thought through your cartel conspiracy

14:44:17 gribble: sounds like you thought this whole ignore thing through about as much as you thought through your cartel conspiracy

14:44:20 davout: danielpbarron: also splitting coinbases directly hurts the miner's bottom line

14:44:23 nubbins`: ;;echo enjoy following the convo

14:44:24 gribble: enjoy following the convo

14:44:44 nubbins`: davout +1

14:45:12 adlai: splitting coinbases only makes sense for pools which actually have multiple workers

14:45:20 nubbins`: why do extra work when the timer's counting down? adding a single extra output could mean the difference between mining a block and not

14:45:35 adlai: (in which case, it *helps* the bottom line, sparing the cost of payout txen)

14:45:50 davout: mircea_popescu: not sure what you're referring to?

14:46:03 mircea_popescu: !s marketmaking from:jurov

14:46:04 assbot: 5 results for 'marketmaking from:jurov' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=marketmaking+from%3Ajurov

14:46:45 nubbins`: given that age is a factor in propagating tx's, it seems implausibly short-sighted to assume that miners don't keep a portion of their earnings untouched to build up age

14:46:57 davout: mircea_popescu: these weren't me

14:47:16 nubbins`: given that any rational miner would save old coins, it seems implausible to think that a small number of miners would be unable to create a huge mempool backlog

14:47:18 mircea_popescu: ...

14:48:45 nubbins`: given that it's trivial to create a large backlog of old coins, it seems implausible to think that mp's relatively new coins could not simultaneously be high enough priority to be kept in mempool but low enough priority that it's one of the last tx's to be cleared

14:49:22 davout: bot was down last night too obviously

14:49:36 danielpbarron: you got a blog, go investigate the age of flood inputs and write it up; i'll read it

14:50:11 nubbins`: given that miners who run node farms aren't fucking idiots, it seems implausible to assume that halting rebroadcast of lowest-priority tx's until the backlog is cleared is not a thing that would happen

14:50:28 nubbins`: danielpbarron why in the fuck would i do that? i'm not so cheap that i can't afford a dime for fees

14:50:48 mircea_popescu: hence my question :)

14:50:49 *: nubbins` has never, ever, ever had a stuck tx and is baffled as to why anyone w/ money ever would

14:51:39 mircea_popescu: jurov approved.

14:51:47 nubbins`: a dime. actually nine american cents at the time of the incident.

14:54:17 danielpbarron: nubbins`, you should write it up for the sake of changing the minds of people who are so far not impressed with your unsubstantiated claims in the channel

14:55:11 nubbins`: no, i really shouldn't

14:55:29 nubbins`: i should just state the obvious explanation and let whoever wants to sing about cartel collusion do so

14:56:02 mircea_popescu: check it out, 3 minute inclusion.

14:56:47 mircea_popescu: this is novel, even for 600byte txn with above-average fees and 10^10 size inputs aged halfyear+

14:56:53 nubbins`: idgaf about some 17btc transaction, only to point out that if someone touts targeted collusion as the most likely answer, they're probably selling something

14:57:22 nubbins`: i actually think it's beyond mirthful that mp lost 17 btc of bitbet's money

14:58:12 nubbins`: and is so hotly ashamed that he's resorted to this

14:58:37 trinque: who the fuck cares what amuses you, and how does that illuminate the issue?

14:58:56 trinque: this level of discourse is what's shameful.

15:00:18 mircea_popescu: so yes, for the sake of keeping the record straight - it is not possible for miners to include my (high-S, btw!) txn in blocks within 2:55 if in fact running a chain head delayed reporting scheme. either it got turned off or it never existed in the first place, anyone's call.

15:01:04 nubbins`: trinque agreed. mp's ludicrously false statements set the bar really low

15:01:44 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424380

15:01:44 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 02:59:17; mircea_popescu: sturle's theory fell apart upon examination in chan.

15:01:56 nubbins`: still waiting for someone besides mp to agree that this is what happened

15:02:09 nubbins`: preferably with, y'know, a link to where it happened

15:02:20 nubbins`: rather than blankly stating it to be so

15:02:24 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10850 @ 0.00053622 = 5.818 BTC [+]

15:04:37 nubbins`: anyone?

15:04:48 nubbins`: we all read the logs, yes?

15:05:50 nubbins`: anyone else who wishes to bring up the subject of shameful discourse is welcome to revisit the logs where i began speaking on this topic

15:07:23 nubbins`: and see who was interested in speaking like an adult and who was interested in speaking like a child

15:09:02 trinque: regardless, it's a fine way to go forward.

15:09:16 trinque: I've read all the l0gz

15:09:23 nubbins`: i know everyone else likes to just let idiocy happen

15:09:31 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15773 @ 0.00053402 = 8.4231 BTC [-]

15:09:42 nubbins`: i was forced by my own sanity to actually call this one for what it was

15:10:11 mircea_popescu: adlai there's some historical charge in there : bitcoin's first and largest ponzi ran a "mining" whatever, for the obvious and transparent purpose of acquiring freshly minted coins to pay out the idiot "investors". this was a major contributor to the early crystalisation of what came to be known later as "mining pools" which is what eventually in due time coallesced into today's problem. whether it was avoidable at all

15:10:11 mircea_popescu: or not is dubious, but that aside pirate's gpumax certainly played a major early role.

15:10:26 mircea_popescu: people didn't use to split coinbases because they preferred to sell them, for 103% or w/e.

15:10:32 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 13027 @ 0.00053399 = 6.9563 BTC [-] {2}

15:11:17 nubbins`: did you guys also like how the 17 btc of mp's own money that he lost is going to be taken from shareholder dividends?

15:12:04 nubbins`: not sure how kakobrekla feels about that, but if i worked for a company where my boss gave away 17 btc of his own money and then recouped it from the company's dividends, i'd call the cops

15:13:21 nubbins`: (bitbet, being a 0-asset corporation, did not own the funds contained in transaction B; they were ostensibly owned by mp. any funds disbursed via B are not the responsibility of bitbet in any way, shape, or form)

15:14:26 nubbins`: in fact, the entire S.BBET february statement is fraudulent, based on this

15:14:50 nubbins`: unfortunately, mp's gonna have to wait until he catches up on the logs to read that ^

15:15:28 nubbins`: trinque, danielpbarron, other assorted fans?

15:16:23 nubbins`: shinohai, kakobrekla?

15:19:05 shinohai: !s S.BBET february statement

15:19:06 assbot: 2 results for 'S.BBET february statement' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=S.BBET+february+statement

15:20:52 hanbot: nubbins' your projectile posturing isn't particularly useful. mp told you, i count two? three times? yest how to form your thoughts into something reviewable.

15:20:59 trinque: this is what I meant about the level of discourse. I have not declared myself a "fan" of anything.

15:21:05 hanbot: you fucked that up, what, you figure more spewing is the answer?

15:21:11 trinque: there is a scientific way to criticize a claim.

15:31:08 danielpbarron: hi dooglus

15:31:23 dooglus: hi

15:31:49 dooglus: I was looking at trb, and trying to sync it from my bitcoin core node

15:31:53 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 37083 @ 0.00053694 = 19.9113 BTC [+] {3}

15:32:03 mircea_popescu: -addnode ?

15:32:07 dooglus: I notice core won't talk to it for long before cutting it off

15:32:13 dooglus: is this a known issue?

15:32:17 mircea_popescu: what version is this ?

15:32:31 dooglus: it has a lot of 9's

15:32:37 mircea_popescu: no, the "core"

15:33:10 dooglus: "receive version message: /therealbitcoin.org: version 99999" and - um - 0.12?

15:33:33 mircea_popescu: hm. and you have these two running on the same machine, or within a local net ?

15:33:49 dooglus: core doesn't like messages bigger than 2MB, and trb sends ~7MB messages

15:34:01 dooglus: that's why it's getting disconnected. both on the same machine

15:34:11 mircea_popescu: something which may be related if not outright this is known here as blackholing

15:34:13 mircea_popescu: !s blackholed

15:34:14 assbot: 24 results for 'blackholed' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=blackholed

15:34:15 dooglus: (with -port and -rpcport, on separate users)

15:34:22 mircea_popescu: it'd be interesting if you managed to reproduce it in the lab.

15:34:48 trinque: could also be the malleus patch if that version of prb issues heathen commands

15:34:51 dooglus: see main.cpp: int nLimit = 500 /* + locator.GetDistanceBack() */ ;

15:34:51 mircea_popescu: mod6 trinque asciilifeform ^ prob of interest.

15:35:03 mircea_popescu: trinque but he said it cuts the other way.

15:35:09 dooglus: commenting out that part fixed it for me - they talk happily now

15:35:12 trinque: ah

15:35:22 mircea_popescu: !rated dooglus

15:35:22 assbot: You have not rated dooglus.

15:35:28 mircea_popescu: no wai ?!

15:35:47 dooglus: GetDistanceBack() is huge, causing it to try requesting 100k's of headers at once

15:35:58 dooglus: you unpersoned me because CLAM

15:36:00 mircea_popescu: !rate dooglus 2 ran one of the best dice sites of all times, before being torpedoed by fiat government posturing. trb testing.

15:36:00 assbot: Request successful, get your OTP: http://w.b-a.link/otp/95b0d7d96dadf30f

15:36:24 mircea_popescu: !v assbot:mircea_popescu.rate.dooglus.2:3c6c25e386479486e1de0e81ec42ca24bfd40f96aa16d1252b39ca9e7d5e8af3

15:36:24 assbot: Successfully added a rating of 2 for dooglus with note: ran one of the best dice sites of all times, before being torpedoed by fiat government posturing. trb testing.

15:36:38 mircea_popescu: utter pity what happened to jd.

15:38:44 dooglus: oh, I was also wondering - is it normal that the trb build process downloads and builds the linux kernel?

15:38:47 dooglus: 'cos it did...

15:39:15 trinque: dooglus: yep, it is using buildroot to have a deterministic build environment

15:39:27 mircea_popescu: !up TrueBanker

15:39:31 nubbins`: <+hanbot> you fucked that up, what, you figure more spewing is the answer? << you don't seem to get that me spelling the entire thing out again in long form is zero on my list of priorities, but i appreciate you switch-hitting for mp because it'd really look silly if he responded himself

15:39:57 mircea_popescu: dooglus yeah. it's fully encapsulated, initial idea was to run it on pogos.

15:40:17 mircea_popescu: well.. actually that's still the idea, just we ended up running around with all sorts of subquests that turned mainline.

15:40:39 shinohai: I still have faith that one day my pogo will sing.

15:41:35 mircea_popescu: i sitll have crates of the things in storage that will one day sing.

15:42:08 nubbins`: dooglus: are you saying that trb nodes are eventually ignored by core nodes simply due to trb passing enormously large messages?

15:43:08 nubbins`: mircea_popescu, kakobrekla : http://pastebin.com/raw/6d72j4jZ

15:43:09 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1SubXdN )

15:43:15 dooglus: nubbins`: yes, I believe so. this appears to fix it: http://dpaste.com/0FFDMQT

15:43:16 assbot: dpaste: 0FFDMQT ... ( http://bit.ly/1Suc0WT )

15:43:19 nubbins`: also deed-ified here: https://blockexplorer.com/address/1EyQFmKg6PtARLgN2bKtNuDY28um1nbfFr

15:43:20 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1Suc1u5 )

15:43:24 deedbot-: [fraudsters] Eulora auction, March 13th - http://fraudsters.com/2016/eulora-auction-march-13th/

15:43:27 shinohai: mircea_popescu: I wound up buying 3 thanks to mats, had considered more lol

15:43:37 nubbins`: which oddly confirmed almost right away because i blew a whole quarter on the fees

15:44:03 nubbins`: dooglus how 'bout that!

15:44:26 nubbins`: one has to wonder if bitbet is using this boojum in production

15:44:28 hanbot: nubbins' what again? didn't you just bitch at someone over not giving a link to what they claim happened? take a breather, preferably a long one, and figure your own shit out. you're smelling.

15:44:40 mircea_popescu: fortunately with that asshole mp killing moore's law, not terrible danger of pogos ever not being worth the 10 bux or w/e they cost.

15:44:43 nubbins`: oh, you need a link to the bitbet listing agreement?

15:44:52 shinohai: lol

15:44:55 nubbins`: http://mpex.co/?mpsic=S.BBET

15:44:57 assbot: S.BBET last 3000@0.00008301 ... ( http://bit.ly/1SucmwO )

15:44:57 hanbot: jesus already. get lost.

15:45:09 nubbins`: you'll find the text for section 3.2 (h) under section 3.2 (h)

15:45:17 nubbins`: you fuckin get lost.

15:45:22 nubbins`: running the mouth

15:45:48 nubbins`: struggling harder than mod6 was just to get a gentoo install running

15:45:59 nubbins`: then daring to enter into a conversation about technical issues

15:46:39 dooglus: see commit 85ea8b4f4380dac803d43cd0b7829b107cc09e38 in core : "Limit getheaders to a hard 2000" - fixes the issue there

15:46:52 mircea_popescu: well... really, it CREATES an issue.

15:47:24 mircea_popescu: it just turned a mild magic number ("get all the headers no less than 2000) into a fucking protocol limit. "only get 2k". this is utter nonsense.

15:47:32 nubbins`: ;;echo http://pastebin.com/raw/6d72j4jZ creates an issue

15:47:33 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1SubXdN )

15:47:33 gribble: http://pastebin.com/raw/6d72j4jZ creates an issue

15:47:39 mircea_popescu: and any "node" running that crap is ipso facto and for this non-compliant with bitcoin

15:48:14 dooglus: this isn't creating the protocol limit of 2MB - that's elsewhere

15:48:20 mircea_popescu: of course not.

15:48:31 mircea_popescu: this is breaking bitcoin in some other edge.

15:48:41 danielpbarron: nubbins`, http://wiki.bitcoin-assets.com/irc_bots/deedbot

15:48:41 assbot: irc_bots:deedbot [bitcoin assets wiki] ... ( http://bit.ly/1NQw0l8 )

15:48:43 nubbins`: hanbot check the rules before opening your word-hole again: http://fraudsters.com/2013/bitcoin-assets-rules-and-regulations/

15:48:45 assbot: #bitcoin-assets rules and regulations on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1k32ZX6 )

15:48:55 dooglus: but ... but ... the protocol is whatever core does! didn't you hear?

15:49:00 nubbins`: danielpbarron there were too many iterations of deedbot so i rolled my own. i can share the code, but it should be compatible

15:49:03 mircea_popescu: never heard.

15:49:13 mircea_popescu: possibly on account of all the heralds of that idiocy getting shot.

15:49:30 nubbins`: "You are free to be as offensive, annoying, disparaging, crass, crude or indecorous you feel the need or inclination to be. This includes any and all comments that in other, non-professional venues may be regarded as racist, sexist, chauvinist, fascist or whatever else. Pros don't give a shit, it's the clueless twits and assorted pretenders that do"

15:49:41 trinque: nubbins`: got an axe to grind with everyone now?

15:49:50 *: shinohai pops popcorn.

15:49:54 nubbins`: yeah, "now". maybe you should read the rules too, or shut the fuck up and get out

15:50:07 nubbins`: everyone QQing because nubs is a meanie

15:50:44 nubbins`: trinque "Professional means that you respect your elders, on account of their superior experience, which makes them better people than you. "

15:54:15 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22709 @ 0.00053452 = 12.1384 BTC [-]

15:56:26 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424721 << this is not actually correct, it should build only gcc and toolchain, then trb.

15:56:26 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 15:38:44; dooglus: oh, I was also wondering - is it normal that the trb build process downloads and builds the linux kernel?

15:56:45 asciilifeform: something likely went wrong with his buildroot bringup.

15:58:21 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424728 << if we plug the 1) blockindex crap (see logz) and 2) idiot tx-sticks-around-forever leaks - pogos sing.

15:58:21 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 15:40:39; shinohai: I still have faith that one day my pogo will sing.

15:59:54 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424731 << how this will be settled ? pistols at dawn ? gladiators ?

15:59:54 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 15:43:08; nubbins`: mircea_popescu, kakobrekla : http://pastebin.com/raw/6d72j4jZ

16:00:31 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform which blockindex was this ?

16:00:38 shinohai: Nothing says Republic like gladitorial combat! :D

16:00:46 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: my experiment where i determined that :

16:00:48 asciilifeform: !s 300 bytes

16:00:49 assbot: 4 results for '300 bytes' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=300+bytes

16:01:21 asciilifeform: this was the smaller leak. in the sense where i quantified it ~exactly~, algebraically.

16:01:22 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 14562 @ 0.00053523 = 7.794 BTC [+] {2}

16:01:22 nubbins`: asciilifeform ideally it'd be settled by mp admitting he was grossly incorrect and revising the statement

16:01:38 mircea_popescu: ah ah

16:01:39 nubbins`: asciilifeform but something tells me that s.bbet is going to be a "scam investment" from here on out.

16:01:42 mircea_popescu: unbound memory yeah.

16:01:51 mircea_popescu: ;;bc,stats

16:01:53 nubbins`: after all, 17 btc is one thing, pride is another

16:01:55 gribble: Current Blocks: 401587 | Current Difficulty: 1.584272037673917E11 | Next Difficulty At Block: 403199 | Next Difficulty In: 1612 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 week, 3 days, 9 hours, 36 minutes, and 0 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None

16:02:06 mircea_popescu: ;;calc 300 * 401587

16:02:07 gribble: 120476100

16:02:20 mircea_popescu: that's a large pogo rigt there.

16:02:33 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: recall eatblock ?

16:02:37 mircea_popescu: yeah

16:02:39 asciilifeform: i created it for this test.

16:03:04 mircea_popescu: anyway. 2 has a much more obvious solution, if as discussed not exactly trivial and wtf are fibonacci stacks.

16:03:21 mircea_popescu: this however - you will conceivably need some sort of block indexing mechanism.

16:03:51 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=04-03-2016#1421938

16:03:51 assbot: Logged on 04-03-2016 19:57:56; asciilifeform: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~csli/graduate/algorithms/book6/chap21.htm

16:04:06 *: nubbins` is curious to hear opinions of others re: bitbet fraud, but fears that he'll be the only one sticking up for the investors

16:04:09 mircea_popescu: i meant it figuratively!

16:04:14 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: permanently parking things in ram is retarded.

16:04:27 mircea_popescu: well it's certainly voiding the warranty, as that's not what the ram is for.

16:04:31 asciilifeform: ram exists as cache of disk.

16:05:05 mircea_popescu: (imagine, as a subtopic, the wonder of computing if hardware came with guarantee "unless used for uinappropiate purpose" and then coders had to write code that didn't void any warranties.)

16:05:28 asciilifeform: if warranties were still a thing.

16:05:56 asciilifeform: they sorta died away when hardware became largely disposable crud.

16:07:10 asciilifeform: nubbins`: imho the shareholders have a legit complaint re: the reactor test, and ought to be told why/what/etc. but i'm not a s.bbet shareholder, and nobody asked me (tm) etc.

16:07:36 PeterL: for the record, I agree with nubbins` about bitbet transction

16:08:19 asciilifeform: i'm wondering if mircea_popescu is not in a position similar to the familiar murder mystery detective, where he ~knows~ that dr. evil did the deed, but cannot prove.

16:08:34 asciilifeform: (or cannot prove without blowing up a glass cannon)

16:09:38 nubbins`: either way, introducing a private debt to s.bbet is plainly breaking the listing agreement, and the method by which mp has proposed to discharge it is also plainly breaking the listing agreement

16:09:53 nubbins`: it's interesting to see a man's will fight cold logic

16:10:00 *: asciilifeform goes and reads the bbet broadcast

16:10:19 asciilifeform: nubbins`: were you heare for the onetimepad thread ?

16:10:22 asciilifeform: *here

16:10:23 mircea_popescu: the shareholders can have all the legit complaints they want, about anything that happens whatsoever. we can all hold hands and sing kumbaya about our legit complaints that bitcoin doesn't work, and we would like it to, and it should be fixed by other people at their expense so we can continue our lifestyle undeterred. meanwhile - nonvoting shares can be sold, and if there's a single icann in the lot with enough actual

16:10:24 mircea_popescu: gumption to put together a hostile takeover package, i'll certainly consider it.

16:10:28 nubbins`: asciilifeform not sure

16:10:40 PeterL: mircea_popescu made a stupid mistake, and now he makes the shareholders pay for it

16:11:01 nubbins`: yeah

16:11:10 mircea_popescu: and i suppose i'm going to have my own legit complaints about how much this thing costs to run, and start billing by the hour, and in fiat, and the legit complainers can run off to the bank with their bitcoin and pay, or somesuch nonsense.

16:11:19 nubbins`: ;;echo "don't like fraud? sell your shares"

16:11:19 gribble: don't like fraud? sell your shares

16:12:01 mircea_popescu: PeterL when the ceo of a company makes a stupid mistake, the company pays for it. there are exactly no exceptions to this rule, nor will there ever be. morever, even when what the ceo does isn't a stupid mistake, the shareholders still pay for it.

16:12:05 nubbins`: ;;echo don't like fraud? shut the fuck up or i'll vastly inflate expenses

16:12:05 gribble: don't like fraud? shut the fuck up or i'll vastly inflate expenses

16:12:05 mircea_popescu: this is the definition of these terms.

16:12:10 nubbins`: this is so fucking rich

16:12:35 nubbins`: lel

16:12:46 nubbins`: "when the ceo of a company makes a stupid mistake, the company pays for it"

16:12:56 nubbins`: not when the ceo makes a mistake on his own time, out of his own pocket, the company doesn't

16:13:02 nubbins`: fucking idiot

16:13:07 PeterL: and when the ceo of a company consitently makes mistakes, he gets fired

16:13:22 mircea_popescu: by all means. hence, " and if there's a single icann in the lot with enough actual gumption to put together a hostile takeover package, i'll certainly consider it."

16:13:32 asciilifeform: where is kakobrekla ? i thought he was ceo of bbet ?

16:13:55 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the way it worked, from the beginning, was that he did the site and i did admin and payouts.

16:14:06 asciilifeform: ah

16:14:09 nubbins`: asciilifeform kakobrekla is probably wondering what the future holds for him, as he is currently being forced to decide between PGP signing a fraudulent financial statement or losing his livelihood. i envy him not.

16:14:38 nubbins`: sadly, it will be mp's ego that costs him the loss either way

16:15:23 nubbins`: although i guess if s.bbet can break its listing agreement with impunity, it can also stop providing signed financial statements to MPEx with impunity

16:15:28 nubbins`: so it probably won't be delisted

16:15:47 nubbins`: after all, it's more about ego than logic or facts

16:15:54 nubbins`: pathetic, really

16:16:29 *: nubbins` sidesteps a tumbleweed

16:17:17 PeterL: nubbins` yes

16:17:24 dooglus: I'm new to this whole bitbet payout mess, but read somewhere that the 'B' transaction was made after receiving advice to do so. Who advised it, and why?

16:17:38 mircea_popescu: wasn't publicly shared.

16:17:43 dooglus: oh, ok

16:18:08 mircea_popescu: but the somewhere'd be prolly qntra i'd guess.

16:18:29 nubbins`: dooglus it would seem that mp did it on his own accord. bitbet is a "zero asset" corporation, and thus doesn't own any capital; there was nowhere for a second 17btc to come from.

16:18:47 asciilifeform: from the sturles thread, i learned that most idiot nodes are set up to ignore what they think is 'double spend' on purely chronological what-i-saw-first grounds. and mircea_popescu was mighty pissed, and i also (to me, this was new, i do not habitually track prbism)

16:18:57 nubbins`: at any rate, being a 0a corp, the funds from B weren't bitbet's. regardless of who owned them.

16:19:12 dooglus: I expect so. I was also trying to find the 16% referenced in http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=03-03-2016#1421022

16:19:12 assbot: Logged on 03-03-2016 16:18:56; mircea_popescu: in any case, at the time this was discussed in the logs, the miner priority was in the 9th decile, about 16% of the global mempool.

16:19:18 nubbins`: asciilifeform mp's anger morphed into "this theorem was disproven" in his broken brain

16:19:24 PeterL: there is no spec, they can order transactions in whichever way they want

16:19:25 mircea_popescu: this is a minor point. there are better bits. such as - that an transaction known but not advertised constitutes the simple definition of "transaction withholding".

16:19:32 deedbot-: [BitBet Bets Bets] 1.00000000 BTC on 'No' - AlphaGo will defeat Lee Sedol overall in March 2016 match - http://bitbet.us/bet/1249/alphago-will-defeat-lee-sedol-overall-in-march/#b138

16:19:34 mircea_popescu: also a minor point, but at least relevant re protocol discussion.

16:19:41 dooglus: because it seems unlikely to be true. A1 had an uncommonly high priority, way over 100 million

16:20:05 PeterL: nubbins` I guess bitbet is not keeping a 100% reserve of bets now?

16:20:05 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: imho the relevant bit here is that we (at least i) do not know ~who~ withheld it, and then exhumed and transmitted it, and why

16:20:14 asciilifeform: it could have easily been a node operator.

16:20:33 nubbins`: PeterL A1-A4 had bitbet's inputs. A1-A4 went awol. B had mp's personal inputs.

16:20:43 asciilifeform: when mircea_popescu said 'miners' i assumed he had intelligence pointing in that direction.

16:20:49 nubbins`: bitbet keeps a 100% reserve, not a 200% reserve, which is why we know B's inputs had to have been mp's personal funds.

16:20:55 mircea_popescu: initially i thought that "nodes" is a meaningful term, but what i see now is a large ball of node with a bunch of sattelites that have ~ no importance flattering themselves into thinking they're part of a network.

16:21:00 PeterL: so B should not be counted against bitbets funds if it was not bitbet money

16:21:01 mircea_popescu: sort-of like us electoral process works.

16:21:01 nubbins`: asciilifeform when you assume someone has intelligence...

16:21:49 nubbins`: PeterL yes, precisely. section 3.2 (h) of bitbet's listing agreement forbids this.

16:21:55 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i thought this was quite apparent long ago

16:21:59 nubbins`: that's the basis of my as yet unanswered fraud accusation

16:22:00 asciilifeform: ball of node + dryer lint

16:22:09 mircea_popescu: besides the point - it is a factual matter now.

16:22:31 mircea_popescu: somehow the difference between this and that keeps getting elided.

16:22:52 mircea_popescu: as if everyone's a little bit everything and it all evens out or something, dunno.

16:23:55 asciilifeform: nubbins`: consider this:

16:24:02 *: nubbins` bends an ear

16:24:11 mircea_popescu: but in any case, there is a substantial difference between "i think X on the basis of my personal experience" and "mp said x on the basis of bitbet experience as documented on qntra". exactly of the sort and caliber as the difference between "i think there exist alien" and "here's pictures of man walking on the moon", in fact.

16:24:49 asciilifeform: you are on a nuke sub. captain, having been informed by six different crew members that reactor coolant has been replaced with pisswater, and the valve gaskets - with chewing gum, gives in to the temptation to run a test.

16:24:51 PeterL: the qntra article is illogical and jumps to the conclusion you want, ignoring the simplest explanation

16:24:53 nubbins`: i wouldn't put too much weight behind mp's bitbet experience

16:25:06 asciilifeform: the thing begins to melt.

16:25:26 mircea_popescu: PeterL this statement would be a lot less ridiculous had the "simplest explanation" been actually formed as the article even encourages the reader to do!

16:25:29 asciilifeform: want to fight with captain? pump bilgewater to cool down the rods ?

16:25:37 asciilifeform: i have nfi. i'm not even on the sub.

16:25:49 nubbins`: asciilifeform maybe the captain can just refund the gum and pee for gaskets and coolant, the ship's financial officer OKs it, life goes on, ego bruised but the sub still floating?

16:25:59 nubbins`: we've got all the coolant and gaskets RIGHT HERE

16:26:09 nubbins`: the only reason we'd need to sink is if cappy's too proud to use em

16:26:26 mircea_popescu: but, time's not wasted, go forth and write down your proposed simplest explanation.

16:27:02 nubbins`: PeterL i think he's hinting that text is too hard and he needs an infographic

16:27:19 mircea_popescu: with any luck it'll be something like "miner cartel, what a ridiculous idea - not like the anon derps involved are a) known to be idiots and b) have certain incentive do do exactly this! moreover, the much simpler explanation is that... uh... uh... mp conspiracy! and scam! and fraud! and he doesn't care about bitcoin! and i'm an idiot that'll show him!!11"

16:27:22 mircea_popescu: wtf is this shit even.

16:27:43 nubbins`: ^ as you can see, lots of hand-waving and rhetoric is the best response mp can dig up when under fire

16:27:50 nubbins`: still not a word re: blatant fraud

16:27:58 PeterL: can you not see sturle's comment, seems the most logical to me?

16:28:22 mircea_popescu: we discussed this that same day he made it. plox to check your copy of the logs.

16:28:27 nubbins`: ah, right.

16:28:28 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424380

16:28:28 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 02:59:17; mircea_popescu: sturle's theory fell apart upon examination in chan.

16:28:44 nubbins`: no such "falling apart" was witnessed, upon review of the logs by ALL parties present.

16:28:58 nubbins`: what did happen was mp got very upset and the topic changed

16:29:01 PeterL: 0fee txn, nodes hold onto it (but don't rebroadcast), later when backlog is smaller they broadcast it

16:29:07 nubbins`: yep.

16:29:11 nubbins`: incredibly simple explanation.

16:29:15 nubbins`: it's what my node does

16:29:20 nubbins`: baffled that most don't

16:29:25 nubbins`: ...or maybe they do!

16:29:33 mircea_popescu: congrats, you've formed a theory about a selection of the facts on record.

16:29:38 mircea_popescu: wanna try for the whole thing ?

16:29:50 PeterL: and "the code is the spec", so the spec says first txn see overrides any later (regardless of fees)

16:29:55 nubbins`: ^ this is what you'll get as a response no matter how well thought-out your explanation is

16:29:58 nubbins`: sauce and hyperbole

16:30:03 PeterL: which facts does it miss?

16:30:07 mircea_popescu: it also says txn get thrown out of pools after x days.

16:30:18 PeterL: how do you know?

16:30:20 mircea_popescu: PeterL they're in the qntra piece.

16:30:27 mircea_popescu: how do YOU know what the code says ?

16:30:29 nubbins`: and you wonder why i have zero interest in "doing up a blog post" or whatever masturbatory navel-gazing bullshit is somehow better than explaining it real-time

16:30:30 PeterL: did you go look into the mempool of every node?

16:30:40 nubbins`: hahaha

16:30:46 nubbins`: mp has node x-ray goggles.

16:30:56 mircea_popescu: i looked into whatever i looked sufficient to satisfy myself.

16:30:58 nubbins`: he sends a special packet and the node dumps its mempool, json format

16:31:19 nubbins`: that way he can tell what transactions other nodes are aware of but are not rebroadcasting

16:31:23 nubbins`: oh, wait, that's fucking retarded

16:31:24 PeterL: it would only take one node holding onto the txn for it to be rebroadcast

16:31:46 mircea_popescu: and instamined.

16:31:53 kakobrekla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424891 < this is not so. it was not bitbet experience (for example i was not even aware of any of it) and publishing your interpretation on qntra does not assert absolute truth, it just tells everyone who reads it what you think.

16:31:53 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 16:24:11; mircea_popescu: but in any case, there is a substantial difference between "i think X on the basis of my personal experience" and "mp said x on the basis of bitbet experience as documented on qntra". exactly of the sort and caliber as the difference between "i think there exist alien" and "here's pictures of man walking on the moon", in fact.

16:32:12 mircea_popescu: kakobrekla it does not tell everyone what "i think", it tells everyone what i saw.

16:32:14 PeterL: and maybe that node was connected when you broadcast the first time, turned off, and reconnected 8 days later, at which point it rebroadcast the txn?

16:32:35 mircea_popescu: but, sure, "experience of that fraction of bitbet that does payouts", is right.

16:32:45 mircea_popescu: PeterL possibly, sure.

16:32:58 nubbins`: PeterL imagine how high the priority would be on A1 by the time it makes it to the front of the mempool queue

16:33:05 nubbins`: why, it'd instantly be included in a block!

16:33:14 mircea_popescu: also trivially meets the definition of "withholding txn", but w/e.

16:33:16 nubbins`: oh, wait, that lines up with the fucking facts

16:33:55 PeterL: withholding txn, sitting on txn, not the same thing

16:33:56 nubbins`: ;;echo no, it tells everyone what you think you saw, and as we've seen today, what you think you saw couldn't fill a hat.

16:33:56 gribble: no, it tells everyone what you think you saw, and as we've seen today, what you think you saw couldn't fill a hat.

16:34:11 dooglus: maybe that node was connected when you broadcast the first time, turned off, and reconnected 8 days later << or maybe one of the winners of the bet saw he had been paid and rebroadcast A1 so he could get paid again; that seems like the most obvious motivation for rebroadcasting A1

16:34:23 mircea_popescu: also possible.

16:34:28 nubbins`: dooglus logic has no place in this discussion

16:34:49 mircea_popescu: HOW did they see it ?

16:34:54 mircea_popescu: at that time, it was yet invisible.

16:35:05 PeterL: what was invisible?

16:35:08 mircea_popescu: ~nobody saw it, somehow, hence questions about bitbet payouts.

16:35:09 mircea_popescu: A1.

16:35:13 nubbins`: you're assuming the bitbet broadcast node is covert.

16:35:20 nubbins`: that's probably a stupid assumption

16:35:29 dooglus: the winners wouldn't have seen A1 vanish after 48h or whatever the mempool lifetime is; for them A1 credits one of their addresses and so it sticks around forever for them

16:35:31 PeterL: A1 you sent out to the world, everybody listening saw it

16:35:48 mircea_popescu: except nobody did, somehow.

16:35:49 mircea_popescu: this is integral.

16:36:05 nubbins`: ^ you have no way of proving that

16:36:05 mircea_popescu: see, the problem with assumptions is - making them.

16:36:45 dooglus: everyone you sent it to saw it. Didn't you broadcast it to ~100 nodes?

16:36:58 mircea_popescu: i thought i had, yes.

16:37:20 PeterL: mircea_popescu you seem to be making some big assumptions and plugging your ears whenever anybody questions them

16:37:25 dooglus: they won't tell you they saw it - it was 0 fee, so won't be relayed to anyone

16:37:29 nubbins`: PeterL that's sort of the way it is

16:37:46 nubbins`: dooglus i've been saying this since the first minute, but he just won't listen

16:37:54 mircea_popescu: depends what code they run, but this could well be.

16:37:55 nubbins`: it's actually mind-boggling

16:37:58 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 40962 @ 0.00053446 = 21.8926 BTC [-]

16:38:16 mircea_popescu: so far, we're with the assumption that "bettor with incentive was running one or more of the nodes mp connected to".

16:38:22 mircea_popescu: this - should be given a %.

16:38:46 mircea_popescu: as it isn't, per your theory, the case that "Whole world saw". just the set in question.

16:38:47 nubbins`: ;;echo remove bettor from the statement, it's falsely constricting

16:38:47 gribble: remove bettor from the statement, it's falsely constricting

16:39:15 deedbot-: [BitBet Bets Bets] 10.00000000 BTC on 'Yes' - AlphaGo will defeat Lee Sedol overall in March 2016 match - http://bitbet.us/bet/1249/alphago-will-defeat-lee-sedol-overall-in-march/#b139

16:39:42 nubbins`: ^ just to put everyone at ease even though payouts are on indefinite hiatus, here's a 10 btc house bet

16:40:06 nubbins`: yes, that's right, payouts are on indefinite hiatus because paying 9 cents tx fee isn't a solution

16:40:13 dooglus: "bettor" could be replaced by "anyone who wants to fuck MP over" I guess if you want to increase the probability somewhat

16:40:19 nubbins`: dooglus +1

16:40:30 mircea_popescu: well... if it's not a bettor then "for them A1 credits one of their addresses and so it sticks around forever for them" doesn't stick anymore.

16:40:56 nubbins`: yeah, how could a non-bettor have a watch-only address in his wallet?

16:41:11 nubbins`: surely he couldn't just add the pubkey.

16:41:50 nubbins`: dooglus if you're wondering, mp ignored me in a fit of rage yesterday

16:41:54 PeterL: so there are what, 23 outputs or so? and it would take just one of them seeing the txn to hold onto it

16:42:10 nubbins`: PeterL one person watching one of the 23 outputs, yes

16:42:12 mircea_popescu: all the outputs go to bet winners.

16:42:40 mircea_popescu: let's move on to the next step. THEN, MP broadcast A2, which HAD a fee. to a non-overlapping set of nodes. the disjunction of the two sets had a perfectly valid txn they... also didn't broadcast, because magic reasons.

16:42:44 nubbins`: except for B, where one of the outputs went back to you because it was your money, not bitbet's

16:42:48 mircea_popescu: and then we do this a coupla more times, and so on.

16:43:14 nubbins`: "to a non-overlapping set of nodes" -- aha! he's found an out that he hasn't used yet -- the nodes weren't overlapping now, see?!

16:43:15 PeterL: well, there is probably a large overlap between bettors and people running nodes, since these are people who have an interest in the bitcoin network working so they can get paid

16:43:33 mircea_popescu: by this measure, there's a large overlap between all sorts of things. maybe there is, sure.

16:43:44 nubbins`: large overlap between blatant fraud and mp right now

16:43:56 nubbins`: still no response to allegations!

16:44:05 nubbins`: shareholders of all mpex assets must be shitting

16:44:18 mircea_popescu: anyway, ima bbl.

16:44:35 nubbins`: can't simultaneously invent complicated lies and hold a convo

16:44:37 nubbins`: cheers

16:45:01 nubbins`: weird, still no signed bitbet statement

16:45:25 nubbins`: hope there's nothing wrong with the financials

16:45:41 nubbins`: that'd be turbo embarassing

16:45:54 dooglus: if A1 and A2 went to non-overlapping sets of nodes then A2 should have been accepted and mined, right?

16:46:23 nubbins`: dooglus in the absence of proof, i'd assume that they were sent to the same nodes

16:46:47 PeterL: <mircea_popescu> by this measure, there's a large overlap between all sorts of things. maybe there is, sure. << it only takes one, and I bet and have a node, therefore it might have been me too

16:47:03 nubbins`: hey, i bet and have a node too

16:47:14 PeterL: so maybe it was you!

16:47:22 nubbins`: maybe we should open a node cartel!

16:47:40 nubbins`: maybe bitbet shouldn't be sending 0-fee transactions when there's a massive mempool backlog!

16:48:02 nubbins`: maybe mp shouldn't have put a personal expenditure on bitbet's books!

16:48:21 PeterL: maybe just never send 0fee txn, because customer payouts should be a priority?

16:48:22 nubbins`: all these maybes, and more, to be left unaddressed -- stay tuned!

16:48:32 dooglus: I suspect that's the client's fault - used to be that high-priority inputs meant you didn't need a fee

16:48:49 nubbins`: PeterL i think it's fairly obvious that customer payouts are zero priority, given the 0-fee payout attempt followed by a payout embargo

16:48:55 asciilifeform: nubbins`: my current hypothesis is that he did not intend a reactor test, but simply allowed the transmitter to calculate a default fee, which turned out to be 0, and sent.

16:48:58 PeterL: but how is mircea_popescu going to address the concerns if he ignores the people who raise them?

16:49:29 nubbins`: PeterL i don't think you understand how this place works

16:49:38 nubbins`: mp does not address concerns, flaws, mistakes, or errors. ever.

16:49:51 nubbins`: the hilarity that's ensued today is me proving this to the point of ridiculousness

16:50:01 PeterL: asciilifeform but sending the second txn was pure idiocy, since he had no way of knowing the first would not also be mined

16:50:07 asciilifeform: nubbins`: this is not true, see the onetimepad thread, mp admitted that he made an arithmetical mistake once !

16:50:19 nubbins`: asciilifeform if i send $7,000 cash in the mail, i don't let the post office choose the delivery standard

16:50:24 adlai: nubbins`: couldn't the inputs of B have been from other bets? maybe not how "bettors have come to expect" payouts would work, but not strictly speaking funds which don't belong to s.bbet

16:50:29 nubbins`: asciilifeform well then!

16:50:32 asciilifeform: PeterL: what, i am curious, would you have done ?

16:50:43 asciilifeform: so he sends A1, and notices that it is in limbo.

16:50:45 asciilifeform: now what.

16:50:48 PeterL: well, either wait for the first transactio

16:50:59 asciilifeform: or what?

16:51:06 nubbins`: or send another turbo low fee transaction 12 hours later.

16:51:11 nubbins`: with the same inputs.

16:51:18 asciilifeform: didn't he ?

16:51:19 nubbins`: while the backlog is still huge.

16:51:21 nubbins`: yes, he did

16:51:21 PeterL: or double spend the outputs (and get a miner to include) before sending txn B

16:51:25 nubbins`: unsusprisingly, nothing happened

16:51:37 asciilifeform: and then do what? eat pistol ?

16:51:45 nubbins`: if he'd gone straight from A1 to A4 we'd probably all be drinking soda together now

16:51:51 asciilifeform: what was bbet (or mircea_popescu at the console, or imagine youself there instead) do instead ?

16:51:52 nubbins`: or, y'know, fucking waited

16:52:05 nubbins`: it's not like prompt payouts have ever been a priority

16:52:13 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i thought your objection was precisely to a4

16:52:18 nubbins`: don't make me dig up examples of bets that took a week to resolve

16:52:19 PeterL: but in any case not send txn B until txn A has been resolved

16:52:22 asciilifeform: where he had to use mysterymeat input of his own

16:52:40 nubbins`: B was mysterymeat input

16:52:48 nubbins`: of his own

16:52:53 nubbins`: A1-A4 was bitbet's money

16:53:35 asciilifeform: anyway i have no idea if mircea_popescu send the 'doubles' because he was pissed and mashing keys, or if he forgot that most of the node network is run by imbeciles who go by chronology to 'resolve doublespend', or what. ask him, not me.

16:53:40 *: adlai tries rebroadcasting http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425031

16:53:40 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 16:50:24; adlai: nubbins`: couldn't the inputs of B have been from other bets? maybe not how "bettors have come to expect" payouts would work, but not strictly speaking funds which don't belong to s.bbet

16:53:46 nubbins`: even if it'd worked, he still would have been introducing a private expense to bitbet's books and then paying himself back from A* inputs, which still breaks the listing agreement

16:53:56 davout: were A2, A3, A4 ever published?

16:54:12 nubbins`: adlai i don't think that mixing bets like salad paints a prettier picture.

16:54:40 nubbins`: and there's a name for an operation that pays cashouts from more recent takings

16:54:51 asciilifeform: nubbins`: what does the listing agreement say re: what to do, as a shareholder, if you think mp has been afflicted by martian brain parasites and broke the agreement ?

16:54:53 nubbins`: it shares many letters with the word pizza

16:55:07 adlai: nubbins`: it does change the picture from "fraud! abdication! blood of tyrants!" to "mp made a mistake when acting as coin-handler for a corporation"

16:55:07 nubbins`: asciilifeform unsurprisingly, it says zilch.

16:55:24 nubbins`: adlai yes, the refusal to admit the mistake is what's constituting the fraud.

16:55:38 nubbins`: as it stands, mp's debt is bitbet's debt.

16:55:44 nubbins`: http://fraudsters.com/2016/the-greatly-anticipated-bitbet-sbbet-february-2016-statement/

16:55:46 assbot: The greatly anticipated BitBet (S.BBET) February 2016 Statement on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1LamWrs )

16:55:47 nubbins`: see with your own eyes

16:55:57 PeterL: nubbins` payout from inputs is good for transparency, but it would be perfectly legitimate for bitbet to send all funds to one address and then make all payouts from the same address

16:56:38 kakobrekla: davout afaik no.

16:56:52 *: adlai is fairly certain bitbet has been "mixing bets" for ~ever. isn't this how the whole "bitbet as tumbler" story was supposed to work? ie, the blockchain tells a different story than the addresses listed on the site

16:56:56 nubbins`: wait, no

16:57:00 nubbins`: Should BitBet fail to execute this Agreement, as for instance by but not limited to breaching 3.2.h above, MPEx will notify the named individuals of their breach and may, at its sole discretion, suspend the asset from trading thus activating the liquidation of the asset.

16:57:16 BingoBoingo: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424487 << ORPHAN!

16:57:16 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 13:36:34; asciilifeform: kakobrekla: except - cartel. go, make a block.

16:57:32 nubbins`: so if mp defrauds bitbet, mpex has the OPTION of liquidating it.

16:57:32 kakobrekla: BingoBoingo show me.

16:57:40 nubbins`: any bets on whether that'll happen?

16:58:00 BingoBoingo: kakobrekla: Might take a while...

16:58:38 kakobrekla: Thats what they said for Jesus.

17:00:32 davout: kakobrekla: pls to do so, i'm looking through my nodes logs to see if and when i heard about them

17:00:32 PeterL: and by the way, how did we jump to the conclusion that the collusion is from "Chinese miners"? (And why is the disclaimer on bitbet so tiny and discreet?)

17:00:49 kakobrekla: davout i dont have that information.

17:00:56 nubbins`: it's so tiny so people won't stop betting.

17:01:00 nubbins`: turbo scammy

17:01:44 nubbins`: and "we" jumped to the conclusion because there's a not-insignificant amount of worry in the ecosystem right now about chinese monopoly, so it's an easy lie to sell

17:01:49 PeterL: kakobrekla is there an estimated timeframe for when bet payouts will resume?

17:01:54 asciilifeform: PeterL: i have nfi how mircea_popescu concluded that miners were involved. the only clue i have is that it has recently come out that the top cn miners have formed a derp committee of some kind, apparently for purposes of negotiated separate peace with the enemy

17:02:04 davout: ;;later tell mircea_popescu http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425061

17:02:04 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 16:53:56; davout: were A2, A3, A4 ever published?

17:02:04 gribble: The operation succeeded.

17:02:15 nubbins`: go to qntra article and see how long it takes for someone to even MENTION the obvious cheapo explanation

17:02:33 nubbins`: by the time it's raised, you can barely read it for the noise about "bitcoin has been forked"

17:03:04 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i ~really~, very much, hate the miners. but i do not have the smoking gun that tells us that they were at fault.

17:03:26 nubbins`: asciilifeform bush didn't have the smoking gun but he still went to iraq

17:03:27 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu's observations best fit the 'there is no longer a reliable network' model.

17:03:43 nubbins`: agreed with caveats

17:03:43 asciilifeform: rather than 'miner cartel' model.

17:03:44 kakobrekla: asciilifeform there never was.

17:04:08 thestringpuller: nubbins`: "Why is Bush so convinced Iraq has weapons of mass destruction?" Negrodamus: "Because he has the receipt."

17:04:32 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: mircea_popescu sent the first tx. noticed that it has apparently vanished from the fact of the earth. what is the thing to do in that case ?

17:04:46 asciilifeform: *face of

17:04:51 thestringpuller: ^-patience?

17:04:59 davout: asciilifeform: do a double spend, manage to get a conflicting tx mined

17:05:03 nubbins`: so, where do we go from here? we have an mpex listing where the owner's introduced fraudulent expenses and the other owner won't sign the financial statement. the only party who has recourse of any sort is mpex, but of course the conflict of interest involved will preclude mpex from resolving the situation to honest satisfaction

17:05:06 asciilifeform: davout: which is what he did ?

17:05:14 davout: asciilifeform: no, the tx he sent was not conflicting

17:05:24 nubbins`: ^ true

17:05:33 jurov: asciilifeform: why was he ever sending zerofee tx?

17:05:39 asciilifeform: davout: 'A second transaction was broadcast, spending the same inputs as A1, including a fee of 0.0001'

17:05:40 nubbins`: jurov incompetence

17:05:41 PeterL: nubbins`> go to qntra article and see how long it takes for someone to even MENTION the obvious cheapo explanation << if you look at the timestamps, it was just a couple hours before we started complaining, which was pretty much as soon as I got around to reading the article in question

17:05:49 nubbins`: PeterL fair nuf :)

17:05:59 davout: asciilifeform: it's the "manage to get mined" that's the important bit here

17:06:01 asciilifeform: seems to me like he did a reasonable thing, which is to transmit a doublspend with moar fee

17:06:08 asciilifeform: but forgot that the network is now run by aggressive imbeciles

17:06:14 nubbins`: still not enough fee, by his own admission.

17:06:15 asciilifeform: who will drop the tx on the floor

17:06:23 nubbins`: so A1 and A2 were bad judgment calls, we can all agree there

17:06:29 kakobrekla: asciilifeform certainly not sign more parallel transactions to same effect and broadcast them like nothing happened

17:06:34 nubbins`: ^

17:06:37 nubbins`: a thousand times this

17:07:21 asciilifeform: but what instead ?

17:07:36 nubbins`: this is like ordering pizza from 2 different shops, eating the one that shows up first, and acting surprised when you see both charged to your credit card

17:07:38 davout: asciilifeform: try harder?

17:07:51 kakobrekla: asciilifeform see the agreed upon solution for future bets payouts

17:07:54 nubbins`: asciilifeform the "what instead" has been stated to be "use a fee of 9 cents" more than once.

17:08:06 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: from the statement ?

17:08:08 nubbins`: maybe 10 cents if you're feeling brave.

17:08:11 kakobrekla: asciilifeform yes.

17:08:25 davout: bbl

17:08:29 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: it sounds reasonable. except that i suspect that most of the users will cry, 'how do i transmit a tx?111 waaah'

17:08:45 nubbins`: most of the users will cry "this place is fucked"

17:08:59 nubbins`: "i have to push my own tx because bitbet can't afford a tx fee"

17:09:09 nubbins`: "what are they sniffing?"

17:09:12 nubbins`: etc

17:09:34 kakobrekla: i dont think this will be a problem. notice the 'double-check' guy from comments.

17:09:58 nubbins`: seriously. "the stupidest tx ever was slow to propagate, therefore all payouts are suspended"

17:10:06 nubbins`: sounds reasonable

17:10:27 nubbins`: anyone who supports this gibberish shames themselves

17:10:41 kakobrekla: nubbins` re 0 fee ; see first few lines http://qntra.net/2016/03/a-miner-problem/#comment-47629

17:10:42 assbot: A Miner Problem | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/24BzVIP )

17:11:28 nubbins`: kakobrekla seems like you've got a good understanding of the likelihood of each explanation

17:12:22 asciilifeform: [02:07:54] [mircea_popescu] ALL these ~happened~ to somehow drop out of mempools ? << from the document << later we learn that prb DROPS what it deems 'doublespend' SOLELY based on chronology.

17:12:45 nubbins`: turns out "somehow" is "here's how:"

17:12:53 asciilifeform: which handily explains why A2-A4 vanished.

17:12:58 nubbins`: agreed

17:13:40 PeterL: does trb do replace by fee?

17:13:49 nubbins`: and a desire to not propagate shit tx's handily explains why A1 was retained but not relayed by nodes, agreed?

17:13:58 asciilifeform: PeterL: what's that ?

17:14:09 kakobrekla: 'replace by fee' is a new thing that has not been ported

17:14:12 PeterL: if trb sees A1 and A2, which does it keep?

17:14:52 PeterL: (A1 is 0fee, A2 has fee, same inputs)

17:15:35 asciilifeform: hm

17:15:36 asciilifeform: http://btc.yt/lxr/satoshi/source/src/main.cpp?v=asciilifeform_add_verifyall_option#0844

17:15:41 assbot: Satoshi asciilifeform_add_verifyall_option/src/main.cpp ... ( http://bit.ly/1LaoiSM )

17:15:45 asciilifeform: ^ apparently whichever it sees 1st.

17:15:51 asciilifeform: which is a bug.

17:15:54 nubbins`: so we can explain why A1 was held for so long before being mined, and we can explain why A2-A4 vanished, and we can explain why mp thought that sending B was a good idea, but we now see that it was simply not a good idea because mp did not understand the payment protocol as well as he thought he did, and now we've got a 17 btc fraudulent expense on bitbet's ledger

17:16:07 BingoBoingo: 'replace by fee' USED to be how double spends were typically resolved by miner implementations

17:16:19 asciilifeform: nubbins`: incidentally i have nfi what mpb does, i have never seen it and don't expect to

17:16:29 nubbins`: asciilifeform agreed

17:16:42 nubbins`: if there are any omissions or corrections to be made to my summation above, now would be the time

17:16:49 nubbins`: i'm all ears

17:16:55 PeterL: maybe mircea_popescu can tell us how his own implementation works?

17:17:07 nubbins`: maybe he can defraud bitbet investors too

17:17:12 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i fully expected that mircea_popescu would cover the 17 from the coin stuck in his toenails

17:17:30 nubbins`: asciilifeform seems odd behaviour for a wealthy man, no?

17:17:47 nubbins`: especially considering the shitstorm that this egregious fraud has blown up

17:18:04 asciilifeform: but i have nfi, i'm not his mother, cannot answer why he does things! l0l!

17:18:09 nubbins`: maybe he needs a loan. hanbot seems like she buys lots of stuff

17:18:25 PeterL: asciilifeform I was suprised when he decided to stick it onto bitbet's books

17:18:32 nubbins`: i was shocked

17:19:15 nubbins`: i guess we should put his lordship to a vote in a few days if he hasn't resolved things satisfactorily

17:19:28 nubbins`: TMSR~ can't afford to harbour scammers or fraudsters

17:20:00 asciilifeform: nubbins`: it is possible that mircea_popescu is holding a drill.

17:20:13 asciilifeform: in his place, i would do it regularly

17:20:20 nubbins`: ?

17:20:27 PeterL: If I send a txn to the addresses listed on a bitbet page, will that expense be put on the bitbet books too?

17:20:37 nubbins`: i'm afraid your metaphor escapes me

17:20:50 nubbins`: PeterL only if you own 25% of the shares

17:20:53 PeterL: asciilifeform a scammer drill? to see if we call out an negrate scammers in a timely fasion?

17:21:12 nubbins`: oh, that type of drill, not a power tool

17:21:16 nubbins`: doubt it

17:21:30 PeterL: and if we blindly follow him then he knows we are all derps?

17:21:41 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 50243 @ 0.00053577 = 26.9187 BTC [+] {2}

17:21:45 nubbins`: PeterL i don't know how much of the logs you've read, but it's mostly derps

17:21:58 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=05-03-2016#1423312 << see also.

17:21:58 assbot: Logged on 05-03-2016 22:35:15; asciilifeform: except i admit that i only expected 'this' to happen after cia murdered mircea_popescu and took his coin...

17:22:03 nubbins`: i could count the individuals i'd consider intellectual peers on one hand

17:22:14 PeterL: it's mostly mircea_popescu and asciilifeform bickering back and forth?

17:22:33 nubbins`: they don't bicker much, and alf's a smart guy

17:22:56 nubbins`: but by and large, this place is an intellectual wasteland

17:23:22 nubbins`: take the situation of poor bitcoinpete: his underwear probably smells like mp's dick

17:24:10 nubbins`: a less-loquacious parrot regurgitating half-understood conceits

17:24:18 PeterL: are Canadians allowed to talk about each other so impolitely?

17:24:39 nubbins`: or mod6, by all accounts a great guy, head of TRB, almost quit in the first week because he couldn't get a gentoo install up and running.

17:24:54 nubbins`: and felt unfit to lead.

17:25:00 PeterL: each of us have our warts

17:25:43 nubbins`: yep. and a quick "you got it buddy" to mod6 and "you're really good at typing things up, you're wasting your talents at the loading bay" to dpb and you've got two more sets of undies smelling like mp's dick

17:26:14 trinque: I don't get these shots at mod6; he wrote up a fine guide to building a gentoo...

17:26:22 nubbins`: didn't even have to pay bingo to stick around, just bought him a domain and some text-only

17:26:34 nubbins`: trinque not a shot, merely stating facts

17:27:25 asciilifeform: nubbins`: when you were a boy, didja ever lead a band of other boys to raise hell ?

17:27:37 asciilifeform: do you recall how it's generally done ?

17:28:04 thestringpuller: a clockwork orange this is not

17:28:06 nubbins`: asciilifeform i waited until adulthood to start raising hell, nobody listens to kids. but i smell a story coming

17:28:14 asciilifeform: or, similar example, do you know how famous sov. circus trainer kuklachev trained housecats to perform ?

17:28:15 PeterL: figure out which way they are running, jump in front and say "this way, boys!"?

17:28:36 asciilifeform: PeterL: not quite.

17:28:45 nubbins`: asciilifeform i'll venture a guess that it's the same way mp trains derps to stick around and parrot the party line

17:28:48 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 21298 @ 0.00053763 = 11.4504 BTC [+] {2}

17:29:12 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i dun think he needs the parroting for anything

17:29:16 nubbins`: put some wet food on the other side of the hoop and dole out a few head scratches

17:29:17 asciilifeform: it is like the vroom of a racing engine

17:29:23 asciilifeform: yes, it goes with the engine.

17:29:26 nubbins`: asciilifeform agreed which is why i think pete annoys me so much

17:29:27 asciilifeform: but it does not move the car.

17:30:00 nubbins`: like a small child holding a hot wheels shouting "vroom!"

17:30:02 asciilifeform: nubbins`: fwiw pete_dushenski and i are not huge fans of one another.

17:30:32 nubbins`: asciilifeform if we're calling spades spades, i think he's a piece of shit, but one has to wonder what weight MY opinion holds in such matters

17:30:36 thestringpuller: all this before civil war II

17:31:07 asciilifeform: nubbins`: why piece of shit? i think he's a snore, and he - likely thinks i am a snore. but why the mega-rage, l0l

17:31:25 nubbins`: don't conflate strong feelings with rage, i'm having a great day :)

17:31:46 nubbins`: as to why, i find his worldview repulsive

17:31:54 nubbins`: and his personality lacking

17:31:58 nubbins`: but this is off-topic

17:32:25 nubbins`: fwiw, i also think mp is a piece of shit, but it was easy enough to idle in here and fleece some money out of him now and again. that time's obviously passed since all of his ventures are either spinning wheels or outright fraud shops

17:32:28 asciilifeform: afaik pete_dushenski is this canadian fella who likes to race cars, and also occasionally reads the logz and writes summaries, in something like stalin's radio caster (levitan) voice.

17:32:35 asciilifeform: i don't much care for them, myself.

17:32:42 asciilifeform: i got enough of that as a kid.

17:32:46 nubbins`: +1

17:32:57 nubbins`: of course, one can converse with pieces of shit just fine, and even occasionally work together on common goals

17:33:27 nubbins`: but when the shit turns sour and starts liquefying and spreading around, well, it'd be remiss of me to not try to contain it

17:33:34 asciilifeform: nubbins`: do you actually think he was trying to personally fleece you ?

17:33:38 asciilifeform: (or anybody ?)

17:33:45 nubbins`: asciilifeform goodness no

17:33:52 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu works as a pope.

17:34:00 nubbins`: you got it backwards

17:34:03 asciilifeform: does nubbins` understand why this is a painful job ?

17:34:21 nubbins`: because the gold crowns are really heavy?

17:34:24 asciilifeform: aha.

17:34:28 asciilifeform: they ~are~.

17:34:59 nubbins`: ...?

17:35:18 nubbins`: what i was saying is that i came here and stuck around to make money

17:35:27 asciilifeform: nubbins`: recall the quantum computer thread ?

17:35:29 nubbins`: i'm not here to make friends and brown-nose some random dude

17:35:40 nubbins`: i'm here to get paid and call bullshit

17:35:58 BingoBoingo: http://www.kuklachev.ru/eng/repertoir/2/

17:35:59 assbot: Moscow Cats Theatre - Repertoir ... ( http://bit.ly/1nrH3FX )

17:37:06 nubbins`: and mp is spraying bullshit like a fountain

17:37:12 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=10-02-2016#1402247

17:37:12 assbot: Logged on 10-02-2016 17:08:22; mircea_popescu: alowing the possibility that this scam is actually worth taking seriously costs the people who follow what i say whatever it may cost them.

17:37:20 asciilifeform: nubbins` ^

17:37:40 asciilifeform: being pope is not easy.

17:37:53 asciilifeform: he can't simply say 'oops!'

17:38:12 nubbins`: lol.

17:38:25 nubbins`: he can't simply admit his unquestioned fraud?

17:38:35 nubbins`: strange temple you've built here, stan

17:38:47 asciilifeform: l0l me?

17:38:55 nubbins`: you're the one saying he can't just say oops

17:39:02 nubbins`: of fucking course he can. what planet is this?

17:39:10 asciilifeform: well that is my current understanding.

17:39:24 nubbins`: "sorry guise, turns out, as you ALL KNOW, i made a mistake that would be interpreted as fraud if it stands"

17:39:52 nubbins`: i can't tell if you're advocating letting the fraud stand as the only sensible option

17:39:56 asciilifeform: what does kakobrekla have to say ?

17:40:14 nubbins`: he's probably too busy worrying about bitbet vanishing

17:40:36 asciilifeform: i dun think kakobrekla is congentalyl capable of worry

17:40:41 asciilifeform: he had that muscle removed in the war.

17:40:54 nubbins`: put his job on the line and see if he worries

17:41:22 nubbins`: bitbet is a scam site if this stands, unequivocally. i dare you to declare otherwise, and if you so choose, please PGP sign it for us all

17:41:35 nubbins`: make a history for ourselves

17:41:45 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i'ma wait for mircea_popescu to wake up and admit he was conducting a drill.

17:42:01 asciilifeform: http://fraudsters.com/2014/the-hour-of-reckoning << as per.

17:42:03 assbot: The Hour Of Reckoning on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1Laq9r0 )

17:42:03 nubbins`: what's the upper bound on the amount of time you'll wait?

17:42:37 nubbins`: you can't leave it open-ended, that's just not gonna fly

17:42:48 nubbins`: pick a timeframe and we'll see

17:43:02 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7032 @ 0.00053633 = 3.7715 BTC [-] {2}

17:43:08 nubbins`: wanna give him a month? next bitbet statement should be out by then

17:43:24 asciilifeform: nubbins`: idk, if this carries on, i might have to take up his offer and visit in person (and perhaps disappear into whatever gulag they put the real mircea_popescu in !1111)

17:43:32 nubbins`: and if that statement doesn't cover march AND february, then s.bbet has failed reporting requirements as per mpex regs

17:43:58 nubbins`: currently, no signed financial statement for feb 2016 exists

17:44:18 nubbins`: 1-month absences are allowed if the missed statement is rolled into the next

17:44:31 asciilifeform: nubbins`: you did not complain when mine was late ?

17:44:50 nubbins`: yours didn't have a $7,000 private spending spree on the books

17:45:07 nubbins`: did it?

17:45:17 asciilifeform: read it, it's up

17:46:00 nubbins`: asciilifeform looks all A-OK to me

17:46:10 thestringpuller: it has a $200 expense for phuctor

17:46:14 thestringpuller: that will be recurrin

17:46:28 asciilifeform: anyway nubbins` i srsly have nfi why the 17 was put in as bitbet expense, ask mircea_popescu, i'm not his mother.

17:46:39 asciilifeform: and yes if i were bbet shareholder i'd be going ???.

17:46:44 asciilifeform: but i;m not.

17:47:16 asciilifeform: if i had to guess (why?) - say - drill.

17:47:47 thestringpuller: asciilifeform: Are you familiar with the Dark Knight Returns?

17:48:16 asciilifeform: nope.

17:48:16 nubbins`: asciilifeform if you'll recall, i'm unable to ask mp because he has me on ignore; i've asked him via gribble ;;echo but he has deigned not to respond, save only through his girlfriend, who had nothing sensible to say

17:48:46 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i think you did a perfectly fine job of putting the argument in the logz.

17:49:25 nubbins`: asciilifeform thanks, it's refreshing to learn that at least one other person present is able to obtain information from words that have not been packaged up into a "blog post"

17:50:09 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 35400 @ 0.00053446 = 18.9199 BTC [-] {2}

17:50:31 nubbins`: just as long as we're all on the same page here that the 17 btc is fraudulent and mp is refusing to admit his fraud, i don't really have anything else to add, aside from shredding the ridiculous rebuttals put forth so far

17:50:54 nubbins`: kakobrekla do you think you could make the "PAYOUTS CANCELLED FOREVER" text a bit smaller? it's taking over the whole page

17:51:34 nubbins`: brb lunch

17:56:55 *: shinohai waves at #b-a from his hot air balloon powered by todays logs.

18:00:19 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 33792 @ 0.00053402 = 18.0456 BTC [-] {3}

18:00:19 nubbins`: i can't see bitbet staying around as a going concern if mp doesn't eat crow

18:00:40 nubbins`: seriously: outstanding bets that are in the system RIGHT NOW will be heading to mp's pocket later, to pay him back for his personal loss

18:00:56 nubbins`: why the fuck would you use such a site?

18:01:54 nubbins`: kakobrekla is gonna be pissed when he realizes that under mp's proposed terms, kako doesn't see a dime of dividend payouts until mp is made whole again

18:02:30 nubbins`: even hanbot must be ashamed of him

18:05:19 PeterL: anybody want to guess as to whether one of the winning bets on the JebBush bet was owned by mircea_popescu? who got the extra 7btc payment?

18:07:04 nubbins`: nah, although i think it's fairly boilerplate that if there's x to be made by betting y on a late bet, it happens

18:07:38 nubbins`: rubes wouldn't normally wager 7 btc to earn 0.4, but if you hold the keys, it's less of a gamble

18:07:58 PeterL: yes, large late bets are common, but it could be mp doing it

18:08:17 nubbins`: sure. why not / who cares?

18:08:25 PeterL: just saying

18:08:26 nubbins`: i always assumed it was so

18:08:54 nubbins`: https://bitbet.us/bet/791/s-mg-above-2x-par-on-october-1st-2014/

18:08:56 assbot: BitBet - S.MG above 2x par on October 1st, 2014 :: 1.18 B (8%) on Yes, 14.07 B (92%) on No | closed 1 year 5 months ago ... ( http://bit.ly/1LarJZV )

18:08:56 nubbins`: see 8btc final bet

18:13:43 nubbins`: i should make a bet, "mp will attempt once more to remove nubs from lordship list by march 9"

18:13:49 nubbins`: oh, wait, payouts are on hold

18:27:46 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22496 @ 0.00053357 = 12.0032 BTC [-]

18:29:49 nubbins`: mpoe sinking like a stone since mp falsely claimed a chinese cartel fork

18:29:57 nubbins`: guess investors finally had enough crazy

18:30:49 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 25804 @ 0.00053357 = 13.7682 BTC [-]

18:43:01 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 20550 @ 0.00053357 = 10.9649 BTC [-]

18:47:05 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 58100 @ 0.00053342 = 30.9917 BTC [-] {3}

18:55:13 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4600 @ 0.00053332 = 2.4533 BTC [-]

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19:15:33 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4700 @ 0.00053357 = 2.5078 BTC [+]

19:35:53 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 30807 @ 0.00053357 = 16.4377 BTC [+]

19:41:59 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 21600 @ 0.00053357 = 11.5251 BTC [+]

19:49:06 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3023 @ 0.00053332 = 1.6122 BTC [-]

19:52:09 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 50129 @ 0.00053332 = 26.7348 BTC [-]

19:53:10 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 44783 @ 0.00053329 = 23.8823 BTC [-] {4}

20:07:24 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 40600 @ 0.00053357 = 21.6629 BTC [+]

20:13:30 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3200 @ 0.00053357 = 1.7074 BTC [+]

20:18:03 asciilifeform: so i reread the log, and,

20:18:16 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424835 << is important point.

20:18:16 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 16:12:01; mircea_popescu: PeterL when the ceo of a company makes a stupid mistake, the company pays for it. there are exactly no exceptions to this rule, nor will there ever be. morever, even when what the ceo does isn't a stupid mistake, the shareholders still pay for it.

20:19:25 asciilifeform: if mircea_popescu pulled the reactor control rods out because he had a drink too many, the shareholders, per the spec, have precisely two options - to forgive him, or to sell

20:19:31 asciilifeform: as far as i can tell.

20:21:17 asciilifeform: and this is not a mega-surprise, it is quite how the 'separation between the man and the uniform' thing works.

20:22:11 asciilifeform: there is nothing in the bbet listing concerning 'if officer blows up the reactor, he will pay for it out of his lunch money'

20:22:28 asciilifeform: because we are not in the soviet air force.

20:22:43 nubbins`: there is, however, a thing in the bbet listing about not putting private expenses on the books.

20:22:48 asciilifeform: aha

20:22:51 asciilifeform: there is.

20:23:00 nubbins`: a private expense being, e.g., mp spending his own money out of free will

20:23:05 nubbins`: aka tx B

20:23:37 asciilifeform: actually i have no idea where B came from

20:23:54 asciilifeform: perhaps it was freshly-incoming bbet meat.

20:23:58 asciilifeform: or change. or whatnot.

20:24:00 nubbins`: that's worse.

20:24:11 nubbins`: that's taking new funds to pay off an old debt

20:24:14 nubbins`: aka a ponzi

20:24:19 asciilifeform: well in that case it wouldn't be 'his own money', but legit operating meat, no?

20:24:27 nubbins`: ask madoff about legit meat

20:24:32 asciilifeform: why ponzi ?

20:24:34 asciilifeform: i dun get it

20:24:35 jurov: i'm rather curious if the point 3.2d was fullfilled, i.e. kakobrekla agreed with whole crapolade

20:24:49 jurov: ?

20:24:54 nubbins`: asciilifeform B was money for another bet payout -- from what will B's winners be paid? C?

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20:25:12 nubbins`: D?

20:25:39 asciilifeform: nubbins`: recall, mircea_popescu said something to the effect of that he was putting out a fire.

20:25:44 asciilifeform: with whatever was in reach.

20:25:44 nubbins`: jurov iirc no; let me find link

20:26:25 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424941

20:26:25 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 16:31:53; kakobrekla: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424891 < this is not so. it was not bitbet experience (for example i was not even aware of any of it) and publishing your interpretation on qntra does not assert absolute truth, it just tells everyone who reads it what you think.

20:26:41 nubbins`: he did it behind kako's back

20:26:48 nubbins`: that's 3.2 (d) and (h) busted

20:26:52 jurov: well, we have breach of conract then

20:26:56 nubbins`: yes, doubly

20:27:03 nubbins`: unfortunately, in the case of breach of contract:

20:27:09 asciilifeform: nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=07-03-2016#1424847 << suggests that it was not 'behind back' but the normal operation of bbet

20:27:09 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 16:13:55; mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the way it worked, from the beginning, was that he did the site and i did admin and payouts.

20:27:15 nubbins`: 4.3. Should BitBet fail to execute this Agreement, as for instance by but not limited to breaching 3.2.h above, MPEx will notify the named individuals of their breach and may, at its sole discretion, suspend the asset from trading thus activating the liquidation of the asset.

20:27:28 nubbins`: ,"may", "at its sole discretion" do nothing, also

20:27:44 nubbins`: asciilifeform then the listing agreement is extremely poorly written

20:27:47 kakobrekla: asciilifeform things of far lesser importance were normally discussed by 'the board'.

20:28:06 jurov: but i wouldn't call it ponzi, at least till bitbet has equity

20:28:30 nubbins`: <+asciilifeform> with whatever was in reach. << madoff was putting out fires with whatever was in reach, too

20:28:33 asciilifeform: i admit that i don't see the ponzi aspect here.

20:28:40 nubbins`: nothing noble in the act, in and of itself

20:29:20 nubbins`: jurov i wouldn't either; i don't believe B was from another bet

20:29:38 nubbins`: ponzi is the alternative explanation, if B was not mp's funds but was funds from another bet

20:30:05 nubbins`: so your choices are ponzi or fraud, served with a side of breached contract

20:30:47 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 36014 @ 0.00053448 = 19.2488 BTC [+] {4}

20:30:53 nubbins`: my guess is fraud; alf's suggestion that B was nipped from another bet is suggesing ponzi

20:30:59 asciilifeform: i am also sympathetic to the argument that the currency chair broke when he sat down on it and wtf.

20:31:02 nubbins`: but i don't think this is necessarily alf's position

20:31:22 nubbins`: oh, me too. i'm not sympathetic to children playing at adult games tho

20:31:30 asciilifeform: so chair collapsed and he grabbed whatever pipe was within reach.

20:31:34 nubbins`: "their money, my money, whatever"

20:31:40 jurov: stfu you redditor!!11

20:31:54 nubbins`: heh

20:32:08 nubbins`: that was mp's strongest rebuttal

20:32:14 asciilifeform: anyway i have nfi, will let mircea_popescu explain whether his chair collapsed, which pipe, if any, he grabbed, what kind of reactor coolant came out, etc.

20:32:19 asciilifeform: rather than trying to telepath.

20:32:23 asciilifeform: which i am not any good at.

20:32:53 *: nubbins` is still curious how kako feels about being denied his dividends until mp gets 17btc worth

20:33:01 nubbins`: that's gonna take like a year or two, man

20:33:12 nubbins`: long time to work for free

20:35:46 asciilifeform: incidentally, i also have nfi how the 'zero asset' thing works. i.e., what was the plan if somehow bbet had lost x btc through some other misfortune.

20:36:24 asciilifeform: somehow i can't picture that 'zero asset' means 'dies if the wind farts on it'

20:36:37 asciilifeform: does it ?

20:37:10 nubbins`: not my story, i have nfi.

20:38:03 nubbins`: i guess the plan was for mp to bail it out and trawl the divs for x months

20:38:13 nubbins`: he could've picked a better month to try it

20:38:44 nubbins`: also seems a fairly retarded way to run a business, now that this has happened

20:39:10 nubbins`: just think: if bitbet had socked away the 10btc that the random dude said it stole from him, there'd only be a 7 btc fraudulent expense on the books

20:39:36 nubbins`: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=339544.0 << aka the death knell of bitbet

20:39:38 assbot: BitBet Stole ~$7,000 from me (10 BTC) ... ( http://bit.ly/1QCqtie )

20:39:47 asciilifeform: nubbins`: if he had wanted to bail it out, he could have trivially - and anonymously - throw in however many coin.

20:39:57 asciilifeform: and it would have been 'donation to shareholders'

20:40:04 nubbins`: yep

20:40:09 nubbins`: instead, he chose to...

20:40:09 asciilifeform: and no one would even have noticed that any was lost.

20:40:19 asciilifeform: but he did not do this because he is a ~principled~ fella.

20:40:23 nubbins`: lol.

20:40:27 asciilifeform: think.

20:40:37 nubbins`: i resent the implication that i haven't been

20:40:51 asciilifeform: nubbins`: you eminently also have been.

20:41:09 nubbins`: you're not passing this off as being principled

20:41:15 nubbins`: not happening

20:41:40 asciilifeform: why would an unprincipled mp ~not~ anonymously fill in the hole ?

20:41:57 nubbins`: why would judas rat out his buddy?

20:42:01 nubbins`: |0|

20:42:09 asciilifeform: you think mircea_popescu actually ~needs~ the 17 for something ?

20:42:13 nubbins`: no, i don't

20:42:18 asciilifeform: i think he uses more than 17 btc of toilet paper whenever he shits.

20:42:25 asciilifeform: (with gold leaf.)

20:42:28 nubbins`: sure, why not

20:42:44 nubbins`: which is why it's insane that he didn't shrug off the loss

20:42:49 nubbins`: and instead chose to breach a contract

20:43:03 nubbins`: egregiously and unapologetically

20:43:21 asciilifeform: the way i'm reading it, he was trying to make a point, that the currency is broken (and it is), and that he refuses to be held to answer for ~it being broken~

20:43:43 nubbins`: oh, so he didn't know it was broken before this?

20:43:51 nubbins`: hadn't taken a look at the rat's nest?

20:43:51 asciilifeform: not to this degree ?

20:44:12 nubbins`: in fact, he pushed out A1 knowing precisely the spaghetti-mess it was being pushed into

20:44:20 nubbins`: ten american cents would have effortlessly done the job

20:44:22 asciilifeform: i hold myself responsible for some of mircea_popescu's rage. and think that it is justified. because the thing ~is~ br0k3n.

20:44:22 nubbins`: but he said:

20:44:45 nubbins`: fuck everybody, i am mp. a 0-fee tx "should" work in my ideal utopia, so it's everyone else's fault if something weird happens

20:46:11 nubbins`: asciilifeform guy said himself A1, A2 should never have worked.

20:46:19 nubbins`: didn't give a fuck, tried em anyway

20:46:31 asciilifeform: nubbins`: if i had to guess, a1 was sent with default knobs.

20:46:37 nubbins`: because wooooo spring break

20:46:44 nubbins`: default knobs!

20:46:49 nubbins`: did he send it from his windows box?

20:46:57 nubbins`: or his ipnohe?

20:47:03 asciilifeform: mpb prolly.

20:47:07 asciilifeform: which i know ~0 about.

20:47:17 asciilifeform: for all i know (and i have said this) it runs on kremvax.

20:47:20 nubbins`: "the default settings should be good enough, even though an iota of thought would reveal that they're not"

20:47:27 nubbins`: right

20:47:31 nubbins`: so you're blaming the black box?

20:47:37 asciilifeform: nubbins`: default settings worked on every day prior to day x.

20:47:52 nubbins`: sure about that?

20:48:08 nubbins`: wait, right, black box.

20:48:13 asciilifeform: again i have nfi, but this is the most parsimonious hypothesis

20:48:20 asciilifeform: based on what mircea_popescu said in his article.

20:48:25 nubbins`: most persnickety

20:49:28 asciilifeform: nubbins` carefully inspects his chair every day before he sits down in it ?

20:49:31 asciilifeform: every time ?

20:50:11 asciilifeform: and let's say the chair breaks one time, and nubbins` finds out that it was because of something a bunch of subhuman scum did.

20:50:15 asciilifeform: what will he say ?

20:50:32 kakobrekla: its not only that chair broke. he deliberately sat on it again (more precisely sat bitbet on it) after he noticed it was broken.

20:50:41 nubbins`: if the chair accepted fees to better ensure my ass stayed sat, yes, i'd examine the chair very carefully when sitting for free.

20:50:59 nubbins`: or, y'know, just pay the chair a reasonable fee

20:51:01 nubbins`: say, nine cents.

20:51:07 nubbins`: to sit $17,000 worth of ass

20:51:28 nubbins`: back to the analogy drawing board

20:51:52 nubbins`: kakobrekla he sat bitbet on it, then broke his own chair too, then billed bitbet for two chairs

20:52:09 BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> nubbins` carefully inspects his chair every day before he sits down in it ? << This is inspiring a yard project. I have a tall yet narrow tree to take down. Will make a tree stake before gone forever!

20:52:30 nubbins`: cannibal holocaust remake?

20:52:44 BingoBoingo: nubbins`: Nah, just craft project. Not film project

20:52:59 nubbins`: even better

20:53:40 danielpbarron: maybe the 17 btc should be donated to bbet by s.nsa? If indeed the whole point was to make a point about the brokenness of bitcoin.

20:53:40 *: BingoBoingo may have to make the jump to power tools. Crosscut saw has given arm a beating.

20:53:56 nubbins`: danielpbarron hahaha now we're thinking outside the box

20:54:09 asciilifeform: danielpbarron: how do the shareholders of s.nsa feel about such a thing ?

20:54:13 asciilifeform: any happier than the bbet ones ?

20:54:24 asciilifeform: jurov ?

20:54:30 nubbins`: asciilifeform i think it's clear that the shareholders are happy eating salted shit

20:54:57 jurov: asciilifeform: i do check the mempol stats before sending small tx

20:55:09 asciilifeform: nubbins`: well danielpbarron was asking about s.nsa shareholders

20:55:12 jurov: and ALWAYS add at least 0.00001,

20:55:27 danielpbarron: heh i'm a shareholder of both, although not a very big one. full disclosure : i have more invested in bbet than nsa

20:55:56 nubbins`: asciilifeform and his suggestion provoked a hearty lel from me

20:57:47 nubbins`: for its novelty as well as its impropriety

20:57:59 nubbins`: jurov i've never sent a 0-fee tx

20:58:02 asciilifeform: danielpbarron: i must confess that if mircea_popescu was conducting an experiment to demonstrate the brokkenness of bitcoin, under the banner of s.nsa, he would have put it as expense in s.nsa statement.

20:58:07 nubbins`: bitcoin's not for poor people

20:58:15 asciilifeform: which we signed. and notice, there is not such a thing there.

20:58:45 asciilifeform: so even though mircea_popescu is not here, i can say with some certainty that he was not conducting an s.nsa experiment that day.

20:58:59 jurov: i have mostly (and painfully) divested from s.nsa, but think two wrongs does not make right

20:59:29 jurov: (i.e. taking from s.nsa money for something it was not involved with at all)

20:59:39 nubbins`: i don't think anyone's seriously floating that as a solution

20:59:56 asciilifeform: danielpbarron suggested it, so i was curious re: his logic.

21:00:03 nubbins`: in fact, the only rational exit is for the 17 to come out of mp's couch cushions

21:00:41 danielpbarron: just seems like more of an nsa themed thing, but I'm no expert in these matters and I'm not married to the idea

21:01:19 nubbins`: danielpbarron you're assuming this was not borne of incompetence

21:01:21 nubbins`: i don't know why

21:01:23 nubbins`: but it was

21:01:51 asciilifeform: danielpbarron: this would, then, have the unpleasant flavour of the car wash folks, who wash you at a red light and then ask for pay.

21:02:00 asciilifeform: which i do not think was meant here.

21:02:24 nubbins`: bitbet got washed at a red by mp

21:02:35 nubbins`: cost for 1 windshield: 17 btc

21:02:42 danielpbarron: i'm not saying you haven't made some sound points nubbins` , but I trust Mircea more than I trust you, and that's that.

21:03:12 nubbins`: danielpbarron as is your perogative; however, in a battle of trust vs facts, i'd rather stick with facts

21:03:18 punkman: was this even the first time bbet double paid?

21:03:24 nubbins`: speaking as a man of no religion, you understand.

21:03:36 nubbins`: everyone's slice is buttered differently

21:03:40 punkman: wow mega backlogs

21:03:53 nubbins`: punkman sorry, 80% me

21:03:53 trinque: I butter mine on both, use as a transportation device

21:04:14 nubbins`: cool, do you get on the bread, drop it on the floor, and thusly get the fuck out?

21:04:17 asciilifeform: at any rate, mircea_popescu is prolly off sitting in the war room recrunching the numberz, and will come back and either show us that we're idiots, or apologize and 'gracious donation to shareholderz.'

21:04:35 asciilifeform: but imho it is not a very interesting thread without him.

21:04:57 punkman: bitcoin runs on drama!

21:05:13 asciilifeform: thus far this is reminiscent of the otp thread.

21:05:15 jurov: asciilifeform: lol 'war room', do you remember he did accounting mistakes wrt bitbet divs almost every month?

21:05:23 trinque: nubbins`: bawww

21:05:36 jurov: and we all know discussing what mp should and should not do is in vain, but he's not alone in there. i'm looking forward to see how kakobrekla follows with this

21:05:48 asciilifeform: jurov: i have nfi, i admit that i do not typically follow the subject

21:05:55 danielpbarron: as to whether the listing agreement was violated, I hope for the sake of myself and other shareholders that bbet isn't liquidated at the specified price of 0.00001 btc per share

21:06:05 asciilifeform: recall, i am here for slightly different reason than other folks, i'm not really an 'assets' fella

21:06:09 trinque: nubbins`: you have an embarassing habit of throwing jabs at everyone in a room when you have a problem with one

21:06:16 asciilifeform: i have no assets and no net work, i just like maths.

21:06:23 asciilifeform: *net worth

21:06:29 nubbins`: trinque take one on the chin, why don't ya

21:06:55 danielpbarron: asciilifeform, you ~are~ an asset <3

21:06:58 asciilifeform: l0l

21:07:04 trinque: awwww

21:07:04 asciilifeform: i think i am what mircea_popescu terms a 'shoemaker.'

21:07:09 asciilifeform: which is fine with me.

21:07:18 asciilifeform: (this is a term in ru also.)

21:07:21 nubbins`: accounting mistakes wrt bitbet divs almost every month? << iirc there was an s.mg that had an error around my stock warrant too

21:07:39 danielpbarron: i'm a shoe shipper hehe

21:08:03 nubbins`: wow, he called me a shoemaker as an insult earlier

21:08:09 nubbins`: MAYBE IT WAS A COMPLIMENT

21:08:38 jurov: better than shoe polisher at any rate

21:08:40 danielpbarron: well i don't masquerade as a finance expert while making my shoes..

21:08:56 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424381

21:08:56 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 03:01:31; mircea_popescu: !rate nubbins` -1 more or less shoemaker insistent on derping above the crepidam.

21:09:07 nubbins`: danielpbarron this isn't expert finance, my buddy

21:09:11 nubbins`: simple logic

21:09:18 *: danielpbarron shrugs

21:10:03 nubbins`: mp shrugged too, sux for everyone i guess

21:10:05 *: nubbins` shrugs

21:10:11 nubbins`: anyone else?

21:10:50 danielpbarron: i'm baking an article about this for my blog, fwiw

21:10:56 nubbins`: i won't read it, fwiw

21:12:31 asciilifeform: i will read.

21:12:32 danielpbarron: on a related note, neither is worth much

21:13:40 nubbins`: heh

21:32:29 davout: oh god, such mega-drama

21:35:40 asciilifeform: nah, this is mere kilo-drama.

21:36:52 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424706 << this got lost in the noise and i would like to come back to it.

21:36:52 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 15:34:51; dooglus: see main.cpp: int nLimit = 500 /* + locator.GetDistanceBack() */ ;

21:38:01 dooglus: see also: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/951 -- if it's not illegal to post github links in here ;)

21:38:03 assbot: Limit getheaders to a hard 2000. by TheBlueMatt · Pull Request #951 · bitcoin/bitcoin · GitHub ... ( http://bit.ly/1U0bTn3 )

21:38:04 asciilifeform: i have to agree with mircea_popescu on this one , http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1424756

21:38:04 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 15:47:24; mircea_popescu: it just turned a mild magic number ("get all the headers no less than 2000) into a fucking protocol limit. "only get 2k". this is utter nonsense.

21:38:22 asciilifeform: dooglus: when trb disagrees with prb, prb is ipso facto wrong.

21:38:35 asciilifeform: because wtf goats do not get to decide human questions.

21:38:45 dooglus: sure

21:39:07 asciilifeform: so this answers it.

21:39:15 asciilifeform: if your client barfs when working with trb, patch your client.

21:40:14 dooglus: I saw MP's "a cartel of Bitcoin miners is deliberately and systematically withholding blocks for an interval of about 20 minutes to a half hour" and was sceptical

21:40:56 dooglus: then remembered prb's 0.12 release writes the current block height into the locktime of transactions it creates

21:41:01 dooglus: see http://dpaste.com/0FCJN2C

21:41:02 assbot: dpaste: 0FCJN2C ... ( http://bit.ly/1U0cchP )

21:41:17 dooglus: weird distribution of current block heights there

21:41:21 asciilifeform: dooglus: mircea_popescu does not use prb.

21:41:29 dooglus: doesn't matter

21:42:03 nubbins`: everyone else does

21:42:10 nubbins`: and everyone else is who relays tx's

21:42:13 asciilifeform: nubbins`: yeah but he baked the tx

21:42:21 nubbins`: he baked his fucking betting website

21:42:22 asciilifeform: so prb tx-baking behaviour would not influence matters

21:42:26 dooglus: most people don't use prb - most transactions don't have a non-zero locktime - but lots do

21:42:35 nubbins`: BingoBoingo how do / can i submit a qntra piece?

21:42:48 nubbins`: it would be remiss for readers to miss out on a summation of this action

21:42:51 dooglus: many other transactions in that block *do* have block heights baked into them

21:43:06 asciilifeform: ah this is re: whether blocks are being withheld as per mircea_popescu's hypothesis.

21:43:33 pete_dushenski: in other matters of discrepancy vis-a-vis bitbet, https://bitbet.us/bet/1217/bitcoin-main-net-block-size-to-increase-before/#c5748 https://blockchain.info/block-index/1087033/000000000000000006ee25df43ce4b44f6ee4f67032da09bba60001c34437017 http://blockr.io/block/info/401585

21:43:35 assbot: BitBet - Bitcoin main net block size to increase before July 2016 :: 3 B (58%) on Yes, 2.18 B (42%) on No | closing in 2 months 3 weeks | weight: 40`287 (100`000 to 2`000) ... ( http://bit.ly/1U0ctRQ )

21:43:38 assbot: Bitcoin Block #401585 ... ( http://bit.ly/1U0cwx7 )

21:43:39 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1U0cu8i )

21:43:45 dooglus: right. the majority of txs which do have a height baked in were created 10 blocks before that block

21:44:21 asciilifeform: pete_dushenski: what are we looking at here ?

21:44:42 pete_dushenski: re links : number of txen, fees, hash, merkle root match - size of block and number of coins transacted do not match

21:44:46 danielpbarron: nubbins`, http://fraudsters.com/2015/lacessiveram-editor/

21:44:47 assbot: Lacessiveram editor on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1GY9tv0 )

21:44:59 nubbins`: ty

21:45:29 pete_dushenski: asciilifeform: dunno if this is a common occurrence, just noticed it because it was raised in bb comment.

21:46:23 pete_dushenski: i haven't the patience to compare every listed tx. perhaps someone else has script or program for this

21:47:03 pete_dushenski: nubbins`: for your (two)dogged persistence, cheers.

21:50:00 asciilifeform: pete_dushenski: i do not. but this'd be a good beginner project

21:50:14 asciilifeform: (write block disasmer that can take output of 'spitblock')

21:50:28 asciilifeform: dumpblock, rather

21:51:06 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 59550 @ 0.00053315 = 31.7491 BTC [-] {4}

21:51:46 asciilifeform: and this is really appropriately a shiva project.

21:52:30 dooglus: pete_dushenski: that block is 999962 bytes long, which is 976.5254 * 1024 - so that's the discrepancy

21:52:31 asciilifeform: and now that i think about it, phf had a block disasmer in commonlisp.

21:52:50 thestringpuller: ;;calc 976.5254 * 1024

21:52:50 gribble: 999962.0096

21:52:53 asciilifeform: but i have misplaced the link, and cannot find it in the logz

21:53:15 dooglus: echo $((($(bitcoind getblock $(bitcoind getblockhash 401585) false | wc -c) - 1) / 2))

21:54:32 pete_dushenski: so bc.info suddenly forgot that there are 1024 bytes in a kb, like the girl who thinks that her 3 months old son is '12 weeks old' ?

21:54:39 pete_dushenski: strange.

21:55:48 dooglus: they also think kB is spelled with a capital K. whenever blockchain.info disagrees with another block explorer, it's wrong

21:56:01 nubbins`: pete_dushenski no hard feelings, i swear!

21:57:12 asciilifeform: !up Chicago

21:57:41 nubbins`: okay, pretty sure this qntra submission conforms to standard

21:57:51 nubbins`: BingoBoingo what's next?! signed & ready to go

21:57:56 dooglus: then there's this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibibyte telling me there are 1000 bytes in a kilobyte and 1024 bytes in a kibibyte...

21:57:57 assbot: Kibibyte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... ( http://bit.ly/1OXTXBC )

21:58:12 shinohai: dafuq?

21:58:14 nubbins`: dooglus kibi/mibi/gibi has been the bane of many

21:58:30 nubbins`: FWIW, this is why "1 terabyte = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes"

21:58:35 nubbins`: because it actually does

21:59:22 *: nubbins` always chalked it up to americans not using the metric system, in which kilo is 1000 by definition

22:00:03 asciilifeform: i side with tradition and honest ram vendors vs. consistency and scummy hdd makers.

22:00:30 thestringpuller: ram vendors are honest?

22:00:30 nubbins`: fwiw, the "bi" is short for "binary", because -- yep, you guessed it -- 1024 is a tidy 2^10

22:00:38 asciilifeform: thestringpuller: in the sense that they 1024.

22:00:43 nubbins`: abusing SI prefixes is honest?

22:00:46 asciilifeform: yes.

22:00:59 nubbins`: no metric unit is 1024 anything

22:01:00 asciilifeform: because those who stopped, stopped so that they could scam consumers.

22:01:10 thestringpuller: 2^10

22:01:15 thestringpuller: ;;calc 2 ** 10

22:01:15 gribble: 1024

22:02:16 danielpbarron: nubbins`> BingoBoingo what's next?! signed & ready to go << link the signed encrypted thing as a text file (on dpaste or your own site) in a later tell to Bingo

22:02:59 pete_dushenski: nubbins`: lol is 'piece of shit' a term of endearment on your end of the globe ? i have a hard time keeping track of all the different culture nuances in this vast and expansive country of ours

22:03:05 danielpbarron: make sure it's encrypted and not just signed.. otherwise the web crawlers get to read it first

22:03:13 pete_dushenski: cultural*

22:03:45 pete_dushenski: http://dpaste.com/0FCJN2C << v. interesting, dooglus

22:03:46 assbot: dpaste: 0FCJN2C ... ( http://bit.ly/1U0cchP )

22:04:04 dooglus: pete_dushenski: yeah, but what does it mean?

22:04:08 pete_dushenski: i'm not qualified to say what it means !

22:04:47 asciilifeform: pete_dushenski: hey there's no rule proclaiming that everybody has to be friendz.

22:05:17 asciilifeform: nubbins` and pete_dushenski are entirely welcome to sit on opposite ends of the bar and give mean stares or whatnot.

22:05:48 nubbins`: <+asciilifeform> because those who stopped, stopped so that they could scam consumers. << two wrongs make not a right

22:06:56 nubbins`: [18:26:01] <+nubbins`> pete_dushenski no hard feelings, i swear!

22:08:12 BingoBoingo: <nubbins`> BingoBoingo how do / can i submit a qntra piece? << sign/encrypt a document and pass it to me somehow

22:08:22 dooglus: pete_dushenski: http://dpaste.com/382FKCJ

22:08:23 assbot: dpaste: 382FKCJ: blocks either side of 400739 show a similar pattern too ... ( http://bit.ly/1U0eX2G )

22:08:23 nubbins`: tyvm, please see pm from gribble

22:08:43 nubbins`: BingoBoingo LMK if you plan to not publish

22:09:12 pete_dushenski: asciilifeform: to be sure.

22:09:21 pete_dushenski: nubbins`: i gotcha ;)

22:09:27 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425662 << this very readily suggests to me a malleus-II

22:09:27 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 22:08:22; dooglus: pete_dushenski: http://dpaste.com/382FKCJ

22:09:39 asciilifeform: that will refuse to relay tx where locktime is set.

22:09:41 BingoBoingo: nubbins`: will let you know, but it seems rather long

22:09:52 nubbins`: succinctness is not my strong point

22:12:33 BingoBoingo: nubbins`: also wasn't encrypted

22:12:49 nubbins`: lol why i gotta encrypt?

22:12:56 BingoBoingo: seems a bit early to do a piece on this.

22:13:05 nubbins`: breaking news, buddy. your loss

22:13:28 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 113593 @ 0.00053404 = 60.6632 BTC [+] {5}

22:14:29 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 34008 @ 0.00053225 = 18.1008 BTC [-] {3}

22:16:53 deedbot-: [BitBet Bets Bets] 1.00000000 BTC on 'Yes' - AlphaGo will defeat Lee Sedol overall in March 2016 match - http://bitbet.us/bet/1249/alphago-will-defeat-lee-sedol-overall-in-march/#b142

22:18:04 davout: dooglus: any interpretation for the data you posted? i fail to see anything meaningful to conclude from it

22:18:33 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 55350 @ 0.00053615 = 29.6759 BTC [+] {3}

22:18:55 davout: curious why you'd say "that's a weird distribution - 70 transactions were made when block 400728 was the current block, and only 16 were made at a later point in time" when the majority of the referenced transactions have a 0 locktime

22:19:01 davout: am i missing something ?

22:19:57 nubbins`: also, FWIW, S.BBET has officially missed the Feb 5th deadline for publishing a (signed) feb 2016 statement.

22:20:11 nubbins`: according to the listing agreement (3.2 (g)), this can only happen once per year, and it's march 7th

22:20:25 nubbins`: *march 5th deadline

22:20:41 nubbins`: seems early to be using your lifeline

22:21:06 nubbins`: guess it took a couple days to work up the courage to introduce that private expense

22:21:31 nubbins`: unfortunately, by the logic of the listing agreement, feb 2016 statement is null and void no matter if kako signs or not

22:21:41 nubbins`: better luck next month with the feb+march statement

22:21:43 asciilifeform: nubbins`: gonna also apply to snsa ?

22:21:55 nubbins`: asciilifeform i haven't read over s.nsa listing agreement in depth

22:21:56 asciilifeform: did i ever even once publish a broadcast exactly on time ?

22:22:10 nubbins`: dude, it even says "solemnly promise and warrant".

22:22:12 nubbins`: 5th of the month.

22:22:39 nubbins`: idgaf if they're published or not, but:

22:22:40 nubbins`: The representatives of BitBet solemnly promise and warrant that complete and accurate Revenue and Net Revenue statements for each calendar month will be published by them no later than by the fifth day of the new month.

22:22:59 nubbins`: instead, we have an incomplete, unsigned, inaccurate statement published on the 7th

22:23:23 nubbins`: again, doesn't affect me, just saying. pretty cavalier.

22:23:41 thestringpuller: are there any NSA statements published after the 5th?

22:23:48 nubbins`: thestringpuller homework for ya

22:24:54 thestringpuller: ain't nobody got time 4 that

22:25:10 nubbins`: no kidding, i can only fit one broken contract in my head at a time

22:26:10 nubbins`: i've made promises that are more thorough than this thing

22:27:42 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 48350 @ 0.00053629 = 25.9296 BTC [+] {2}

22:34:49 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 55800 @ 0.00053104 = 29.632 BTC [-] {5}

22:38:53 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19300 @ 0.00053067 = 10.2419 BTC [-] {2}

22:41:40 mircea_popescu: in other news, http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1877403-stiuso-amenaza-para-cristina-y-desafio-para-macri

22:41:41 assbot: Stiuso, amenaza para Cristina y desafío para Macri - 07.03.2016 - LA NACION   ... ( http://bit.ly/1QH5ZS5 )

22:41:42 mircea_popescu: "El fiscal Alberto Nisman volvi? a ocupar el centro de la escena. La investigaci?n sobre su muerte est? tomando una orientaci?n, cuyo desenlace se puede prever: Nisman fue v?ctima de un asesinato en el que particip? el gobierno de Cristina Kirchner, en combinaci?n con agentes iran?es."

22:42:05 mircea_popescu: looking for the low down on argentina ? read it in qntra today, or in the argentinian mass media a week later.

22:42:54 BingoBoingo: lol

22:43:05 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu !

22:43:19 mircea_popescu: hm ?

22:44:01 asciilifeform: see logz. reactor meltdowns, folks shat pants, etc.

22:44:11 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425011 << they should have been. except if the "non overlapping" sets of miners DO in fact overlap, in the sense of being merely meaningless facades of the same one thing, in which case they wouldn't necessarily know that they can be trivially fingerprinted by the symptom of "hey, apparently they know about a txn they shouldn't know about".

22:44:11 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 16:45:54; dooglus: if A1 and A2 went to non-overlapping sets of nodes then A2 should have been accepted and mined, right?

22:44:43 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform is there anything more than random derp of tenuous association with b-a has a total meltdown when he realises that b-a is not fiat, the republic not a democracy and i don't give a shit about "people themselves" ?

22:45:31 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425015 << you think so. but in reality, you're not actually part of the relay network.

22:45:31 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 16:47:14; PeterL: so maybe it was you!

22:45:39 mircea_popescu: you just don't know enough about this sort of thing to find this out.

22:46:03 asciilifeform: see log. jurov, kakobrekla, and i all wondered wtf mircea_popescu thought he was doing when he programmed a1

22:46:22 asciilifeform: and i think nubbins` has gone to drink

22:46:44 BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: https://twitter.com/BBoingo/status/706973928007151618

22:46:58 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform see above neh ?

22:47:24 asciilifeform: i have nfi, and might be a shoemaker.

22:47:54 nubbins`: told ya he was just gonna carry on like nothing's happened

22:48:19 asciilifeform: how is nubbins` 'tenuous' ? i thought he was a serious stockholder, long before i even came here.

22:49:27 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform suppose there's nodes N1... Nn advertising themselves on the network. suppose you send txn X to all nodes Nk where k is divisible by 2, which has the properties that a) it would not be broadcast to any further nodes, and b) it would prevent transaction Y from being accepted in the mempool. suppose you verify that nodes Nk where k = 2i do not in fact advertise X. suppose you broadcast Y to nodes Nm where m

22:49:27 mircea_popescu: =2i+1. suppose you verify that nodes Nm do not advertise Y. is this proof sufficient to you that nodes N1... Nn is a charade, and they are all node N ?

22:49:34 nubbins`: no need to defend my character, just note that the attack is ad hominem and not addressing any of the various logical fallacies projected by the attacker

22:50:02 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i seem to recall he failed both tests for continued lordship and was basically not on the list of names to be cleared because he asked not to be.

22:50:12 mircea_popescu: this'd be my definition of tenuous.

22:50:14 asciilifeform: he did ask

22:50:22 asciilifeform: and deedbotted it iirc.

22:50:59 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=10-02-2016#1401640 << sometime there

22:50:59 assbot: Logged on 10-02-2016 02:24:16; nubbins`: speak now if you believe a lord that has contributed TRB patches, who owns the second-largest s.mg stock warrant, who trades in the only physical collectibles that are priced solely in BTC, who pays the bill for eulora.org, who is the republic's de facto minister of letters awaiting with bated quill the whittling-down of a codebase fit to publish, should be stripped of his title; speak your treason now, th

22:51:25 asciilifeform: or was this a different nubbins`

22:51:41 nubbins`: nope, nickserv would not allow

22:51:45 nubbins`: ;)

22:52:47 davout: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425729 <<< did you actually do this when broadcasting A1...4 ?

22:52:47 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 22:49:27; mircea_popescu: asciilifeform suppose there's nodes N1... Nn advertising themselves on the network. suppose you send txn X to all nodes Nk where k is divisible by 2, which has the properties that a) it would not be broadcast to any further nodes, and b) it would prevent transaction Y from being accepted in the mempool. suppose you verify that nodes Nk where k = 2i do not in fact advertise X. suppose you broadcast Y

22:52:54 mircea_popescu: myeah.

22:53:04 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425729 << yes.

22:53:04 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 22:49:27; mircea_popescu: asciilifeform suppose there's nodes N1... Nn advertising themselves on the network. suppose you send txn X to all nodes Nk where k is divisible by 2, which has the properties that a) it would not be broadcast to any further nodes, and b) it would prevent transaction Y from being accepted in the mempool. suppose you verify that nodes Nk where k = 2i do not in fact advertise X. suppose you broadcast Y

22:53:06 mircea_popescu: minus the magic numbers, but this.

22:53:17 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this is standard syblic detector.

22:53:35 mircea_popescu: and so no, one who things "well there's nodes, so it's a p2p network" is utterly flattering himself. no such thing in bitcoin. there's a supernode, and a bunch of whatevers.

22:53:38 nubbins`: <+mircea_popescu> asciilifeform i seem to recall he failed both tests for continued lordship and was basically not on the list of names to be cleared because he asked not to be. << memory failing you once again

22:53:40 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform right.

22:53:40 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: if you actually did this experiment, and this was the result, then you just nailed a set of sybils, yes

22:53:52 asciilifeform: but we knew that it was infested, no ?

22:54:10 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425743 mnope.

22:54:10 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 22:52:54; mircea_popescu: myeah.

22:54:15 asciilifeform: all of my experiments pointed at precisely this conclusion.

22:54:20 mircea_popescu: the chief problem with trying to communicate things is that there's always going to be a set of idiots / lazy thinkers who want a specific outcome out of the conversation, and then proceed to parasitize it with their half-assed sententious bullshit.

22:54:46 mircea_popescu: anyway. to my eyes this is specifically and precisely said in the qntra piece, but w/e, more passes never hurt anyone, i guess. except if the passes are beatings or something.

22:54:56 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: well you also had a hypothesis concerning miners

22:55:02 asciilifeform: which is what got folks rioting

22:55:05 mircea_popescu: that's also in there. different part.

22:55:20 mircea_popescu: let's just say that i lifted the rock and i saw every type of heresy in there.

22:55:24 nubbins`: asciilifeform he spent all afternoon "napping" by throwing together some maths and deciding to switch stories

22:55:33 mircea_popescu: which yes, on the sheer strength of the abundance and precision, "dang, this better be a nightmare"

22:55:41 nubbins`: i guffaw loudly at the continued refusal to discuss 17 btc bitbet fraud

22:55:49 nubbins`: and call shame upon mp

22:57:08 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i've been lifting the rocks for a while. but i do it with sapper's spade , but as i understand you did it with bbet's foot ?

22:58:24 nubbins`: suppose i run two nodes, one a member of Nk and one a member of Nm. As long as my nodes are running proper sanity checks on each other (i.e. passing tx's between them), which obviously they should be because i'm not running SPV nodes, mp's "mathematical" argument falls apart at the seams

22:58:26 nubbins`: nice try tho

22:58:48 asciilifeform: nubbins`: what he was asking is, why would the nodes that he did NOT transmit a1 to, reject a2.

22:58:51 asciilifeform: if they aren't relaying a1.

22:58:55 nubbins`: numbers aren't your strong suit, maybe stick to doing the dark andreas antonolololopous schtick, it's what you're good at

22:58:56 asciilifeform: this is a logical question.

23:00:02 asciilifeform: nubbins`: they are, however, my strong point. and mircea_popescu asked an entirely logical q.

23:00:11 davout: asciilifeform: i don't see how one could conclusively assert that A1 has not been relayed by the node one originally broadcast it to

23:00:13 nubbins`: because two entities control most of the mining, and it's absolutely retarded for those same entities to not have a similar amount of control over nodes?

23:00:27 mircea_popescu: anyway, if anyone had anythong intelligent to say that got buried in the spew, feel free to restate. i'm not wading through that pile of idiocy.

23:00:30 asciilifeform: davout: if it ~was~ relayed, it would be mined.

23:00:59 mircea_popescu: what has the log done to be reduced so!

23:01:06 nubbins`: "feel free to restate"

23:01:12 nubbins`: stating an argument once is insufficient

23:01:14 mircea_popescu: davout because one can connect to it again and see what it says.

23:01:15 nubbins`: you must then write a blog post

23:01:18 davout: asciilifeform: a transaction being relayed does not imply it will be mined by anyone

23:01:18 nubbins`: and restate on irc once more

23:01:25 nubbins`: guffaw

23:01:48 asciilifeform: davout: so a1 was rejected by miners because ????. and a few hundred nodes, a day later, showed no symptoms of knowing about it.

23:01:51 davout: mircea_popescu: true

23:02:02 asciilifeform: then ages later, it gets unearthed. by whom, and how?

23:02:40 davout: asciilifeform: i have nfi, but absence of proof isn't proof of absence

23:02:51 nubbins`: i also flatly disbelieve that mp sent A2, A..n to completely different nodes, because it's extremely, extremely relevant and didn't come out until his original argument shit the bed

23:03:08 nubbins`: which by that time he'd been accused of thieving 17 btc

23:03:15 mircea_popescu: a statement of fact is a statement of fact. it only becomes a proof if used in a reasoning. a fact and a proof are very different items : one's a realia, the other ideal.

23:03:16 nubbins`: and generally royally fucking up

23:03:26 asciilifeform: nubbins`: the most plausible scenario i can think of is that mircea_popescu's network has been boxed in by sybils.

23:03:29 nubbins`: so, no, there's no Nm set of nodes.

23:03:38 asciilifeform: aha, he's under a dome.

23:03:43 asciilifeform: or however you say it in engl.

23:03:57 davout: ftr i checked my own logs, and what they say is that my node heard about A1 around march 1st

23:04:14 mircea_popescu: davout that was 2nd pass.

23:04:25 davout: obviously

23:04:32 nubbins`: ^ 2nd pass = A1 or A2?

23:04:34 mircea_popescu: its sudden appearance was discussed in these very logs - even for that brief interval before it made it into a block.

23:04:43 davout: now, i'm quite curious to actually see A2...4 with my own eyes, and check those too

23:04:59 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform this is obviously always possible. except it'd be bitbet, raqther than mp. i've been otherwise unmolested throughout.

23:05:16 mircea_popescu: how are you going to see them ? they never made it.

23:05:19 dooglus: davout: curious why you'd say "that's a weird distribution << when mining block N, I have my pick of all the transactions broadcast while block N-1 was the newest block. some of those will have decent fees. transactions broadcast while block N-10 was the newest block that haven't already been mined are probably not very attractive to mine now. so why is block N including so many transactions created 10 blocks ago and so few created 1 block ag

23:05:20 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: as discussed earlier, it is uniquely easy to do this to bbet.

23:05:25 nubbins`: the most plausible scenario i can think of is that, like dooglus concurred, a shit-fee tx took forever and then got relayed

23:05:39 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform no argument. in which it becomes entirely a bitbet's swamp, which bitbet has to drain.

23:05:52 davout: mircea_popescu: i like to check stuff, maybe there's stuff to learn if i find out they somehow were relayed to my nodes at some point

23:05:56 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this is so far imho the best argument for why it had to be bbet's foot on the mine.

23:06:01 mircea_popescu: i'm willing, on general goodwill, to help. i am certainly not willing to underwrite an open ended personal support for some venture i happen to manage.

23:06:22 asciilifeform: i'm not a bbet shareholder or for that matter anything at all, but am willing to help

23:06:52 mircea_popescu: it is unclear what the help'd be at the present time, however. i see exactly no signs of any of the observed behaviours discussed in teh qntra piece anymore.

23:06:55 asciilifeform: and so far my verdict is that bbet was sybilled into going under a dome.

23:07:09 asciilifeform: but it is entirely unclear to me that miners had anything to do with the observables here.

23:07:12 mircea_popescu: but, generally speaking, sybil testing on purported bitcoin nodes are a good idea, especially if carried out in secret and uncoordinatedly.

23:07:27 asciilifeform: (miners ~are~ misbehaving, as, e.g., i witnessed with my lee sedol bet. but this is separate.)

23:07:39 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform how does a transaction that shouldn't even be relayed GET relayed, and then mined, in short order ?

23:08:01 mircea_popescu: davout> asciilifeform: a transaction being relayed does not imply it will be mined by anyone << especially a 0fee one.

23:08:03 asciilifeform: trivially: the sybilnet has a pet miner.

23:08:10 mircea_popescu: but a pet miner is not good enough.

23:08:13 asciilifeform: one of those block-a-day things.

23:08:21 asciilifeform: perhaps the 'telco 241' or what was it.

23:08:45 mircea_popescu: it is an intricate discussion, and one i'm unwillingto carry in the full detail, but on the basis of what i have seen, it is my considered opinion that at the time in discussion, the miner cartel was running a ~half hour block delay thing.

23:09:01 mircea_popescu: and they put it in, at the ~same second they "broadcast" it to the hanger-on nodes.

23:09:07 nubbins`: "one i'm unwillingto carry in the full detail" lololol.

23:09:14 nubbins`: SFYL everyone

23:09:15 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i assumed that you had nonpublic intel that led you to say this.

23:09:25 davout: dooglus: so in other words: block witholding

23:09:26 mircea_popescu: i also said as much at that exact time, in this very chan.

23:09:36 asciilifeform: but i have to say, it is not supported by the incident described in the article, and so this is giving folks indigestion, fwiw.

23:09:44 mircea_popescu: and there are VERY GOOD game theoretic reasons for a miner cartel to do this.

23:09:49 asciilifeform: because it looked like '1,2,3, ....magic happens, ... --> ergo x.'

23:09:54 mircea_popescu: specifically because it allows them the only possible moat against competition

23:10:03 asciilifeform: and very clearly there are mighty good gametheoretical reasons for the cartel.

23:10:10 asciilifeform: it is half of why i believed that a cartel exists.

23:10:16 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform when you say "it is not supported", what do you mean ?

23:10:24 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16477 @ 0.00053067 = 8.7438 BTC [-]

23:10:32 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the incident with bbet, can be explained without miner cartel.

23:10:39 asciilifeform: evil nodes suffice.

23:10:46 mircea_popescu: specifically the "sudden mining of an old 0fee tx" ? how ?

23:10:58 asciilifeform: you just need 1 coopted miner.

23:11:03 mircea_popescu: "pet miner". if pet miner has 1% of hash, the observed phenomena occur 1% of cases.

23:11:04 asciilifeform: of modest stature.

23:11:12 mircea_popescu: and if it doesn't find a block that day ?

23:11:15 davout: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425817 <<< the "sybil testing" part is not documented in the qntra piece or did I miss it?

23:11:15 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 23:07:12; mircea_popescu: but, generally speaking, sybil testing on purported bitcoin nodes are a good idea, especially if carried out in secret and uncoordinatedly.

23:11:20 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: what makes you think they haven't been squeezing the trigger for 100 shots

23:11:23 asciilifeform: until this finally fired.

23:11:36 asciilifeform: i can easily see that this pistol might shoot 1% of the time the trigger is pulled.

23:11:36 mircea_popescu: i've been watching. this is 1.5 to maaaaybe 2.

23:11:40 asciilifeform: this, perhaps, was 100th.

23:11:54 mircea_popescu: i had been watching. this, and many other things.

23:12:14 nubbins`: the all-seeing eye

23:12:24 nubbins`: shoulda been watching the mempool size when you pushed out a 0-fee

23:12:34 nubbins`: this, and many other things!

23:13:33 nubbins`: !rate mircea_popescu -1 basic scammer, no accountability

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23:13:41 mircea_popescu: but anyway, yes, if you believe 1 in 100, they yes, you don't need cartel, just persistent miner.

23:14:09 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this is my current picture.

23:14:23 nubbins`: !v assbot:nubbins`.rate.mircea_popescu.-1:dbed451e84f3cd09d7ae986fa83201a1562d21d299af2619c70317009d6f5c28

23:14:23 assbot: Successfully updated the rating for mircea_popescu from -1 to -1 with note: basic scammer, no accountability

23:14:36 nubbins`: wow, was -1 already? lel

23:14:53 asciilifeform: nubbins` i think you already did this earlier

23:15:33 nubbins`: right, yes, much less succinct

23:15:43 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform by this logic tho, are there also 99 bitcoins we don't know about ? 99 linuxen ? 99 gccs that statically link ?

23:15:55 nubbins`: the other one said something about "petulant and unwilling to admit error in the face of overwhelming evidence"

23:15:56 davout: thinking about it, I interpret the fact that A1 did not (on first attempt) get relayed to my node as indicative of nodes *not* being merely facades for some sort of 'super-node'

23:16:10 mircea_popescu: davout how do you figure ?

23:16:15 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: waiwut

23:16:40 nubbins`: davout all it takes is a default setting of relayshitzerofeetransactions=FALSE

23:16:42 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: my hypothesis was that it suffices for the enemy to have a pistol that does this, e.g., per every N trigger pulls, and that the number came up.

23:16:45 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform you know, and we for whatever reasons just see the 1 in 100 gunshot.

23:16:48 asciilifeform: aha

23:17:25 asciilifeform: much about the turdnet is stochastic, and so this is mega-unsurprise.

23:17:54 davout: mircea_popescu: if everyone's actually the same node, broadcasting to one node is actually broadcasting to everyone, and it follows that it should have relayed properly. I guess it can also be the sign of your connections all actually being to the same sybilling node

23:18:29 asciilifeform: davout: issue is that 'everyone knew' SOLELY for the purpose of rejecting a1...n but NOT for relay to miner!

23:18:42 davout: nubbins`: for the tx not to relay at all it has to be 'false' for everyone

23:18:48 asciilifeform: aha.

23:18:55 mircea_popescu: davout i don't think you take my meaning. the situation that you imagine is, "hey, whatever, summertime and a bunch of us are at the beach". the situation in reality is, "a moroccan clan and some fat frenchies at the beach". guess how likely you are to a) find out the price of dried fruit and b) find out that you aren't finding out the price of dried fruit.

23:19:06 mircea_popescu: or if you prefer, see phf's example with "my friend, the kgb agent"

23:19:22 nubbins`: or, if you prefer, here's some gibberish in lieu of content

23:20:01 nubbins`: ;;echo but where does that leave the 17 btc of your own funds that you put on bitbet's liability sheet?

23:20:02 gribble: but where does that leave the 17 btc of your own funds that you put on bitbet's liability sheet?

23:20:09 mircea_popescu: you think you're running a node, because, symptomatically, in the windows definition of running code (hey, click items till it works) you are. but the sense of running code contemplated for bitcoin is negative, not positive, and you don't know how to check for that nor do you specifically care.

23:20:14 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this is sorta sheckley's hour of battle thing.

23:20:20 mircea_popescu: in a sense.

23:21:24 nubbins`: ;;echo omg you guize i think he's actually just gonna pretend he hasn't defrauded bitbet and breached two sections of the contract

23:21:24 gribble: omg you guize i think he's actually just gonna pretend he hasn't defrauded bitbet and breached two sections of the contract

23:22:36 davout: asciilifeform: it might also very well be that most nodes use similar relay policies and that A1 simply didn't satisfy the relaying rules

23:22:41 mircea_popescu: anyway, i've been thinking about your theory ever since, but i don't credit it asciilifeform. for one thing, it's unstable. seriously, supernode and miniminer ? it'd get torn apart.

23:22:58 mircea_popescu: back in the day bitcoin mining was healthy, after a fashion, pools came and went. they've been stable for a long time now.

23:23:05 asciilifeform: davout: if it did not satisfy relaying rules, WHERE DID IT COME FROM on day x !?

23:23:28 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: tell how not stable ?

23:23:49 asciilifeform: some bastard is running 3000+ sybils. what's unstable here.

23:23:51 mircea_popescu: because the other miners would have an incentive to destroy the miniminer's supernode, and there's jackl the miniminer could do to protect it.

23:23:52 nubbins`: <+asciilifeform> davout: if it did not satisfy relaying rules, WHERE DID IT COME FROM on day x !? << once the backlog was cleared, it satisfied relaying rules once again?

23:23:59 mircea_popescu: a supernode only grows in the shade of miner cartel.

23:24:02 asciilifeform: the other miners are amoeba ?

23:24:27 mircea_popescu: i'm not saying what you're saying is provably impossible. i am saying to my eyes - it is very improbable.

23:24:30 davout: asciilifeform: i do not claim I know where it came from, but do note that 'not being relayed by most nodes' is absolutely not conflicting with 'some dude rebroadcast it because he felt like it'

23:24:37 asciilifeform: it is quite unclear to me that they have the brains of a teenager writing trojans in vb in murmansk.

23:24:39 mircea_popescu: but i dunno how to carry that particular discussion in a way that'd dispose.

23:24:42 asciilifeform: collectively.

23:25:11 mircea_popescu: well... this is hard to argue against.

23:25:17 nubbins`: so's a fraud accusation

23:25:23 nubbins`: just as well to ignore

23:25:39 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 171492 @ 0.00053048 = 90.9731 BTC [-] {5}

23:25:41 mircea_popescu: it is also the first time i've seeing you err on THIS side ever before.

23:25:49 mircea_popescu: so i guess you do balance, after all !

23:26:03 nubbins`: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 171492 @ 0.00053048 = 90.9731 BTC [-] {5} man, i think my zinger triggered that one

23:26:11 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i conduct own 'intel', and yes, i don't have a radiotelescope like mircea_popescu's, only eyes.

23:26:24 davout: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425886 <<< well, I *am* running a node in the sense that I receive and broadcast transactions (with the occasional double-spend) just fine

23:26:24 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 23:20:09; mircea_popescu: you think you're running a node, because, symptomatically, in the windows definition of running code (hey, click items till it works) you are. but the sense of running code contemplated for bitcoin is negative, not positive, and you don't know how to check for that nor do you specifically care.

23:26:33 mircea_popescu: my telescope, in it being man made not god given, is not much more than a tool.

23:26:44 mircea_popescu: davout that's what i mean by positive. yes, "it works".

23:27:10 mircea_popescu: this is very different from the negative, "it doesn't not work".

23:27:13 asciilifeform: at any rate i am broadly unconvinced that network sybil octopus needs any kind of miners other than a small share of standard hashrate.

23:27:18 asciilifeform: in order to wreck things.

23:27:58 asciilifeform: sybil octopus can get between victim and miners as a whole. and yes, this is enabled by the concentration of hash power in a shithole kingdom.

23:27:58 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform but in order to maintain itself!

23:28:16 mircea_popescu: i mean... miners can just... ban it.

23:28:26 asciilifeform: how do they identify the pseudopods ?

23:28:34 mircea_popescu: "not our own" ?

23:28:41 davout: mircea_popescu: well, it also "doesn't not work" in the sense that I sometimes have got transactions stuck because I'm a cheap zero-fee jew, that I got unstuck by issuing a double-spend

23:28:50 asciilifeform: the miners gotta accept tx from white devils

23:28:58 asciilifeform: because that's who does the bulk of tx-ing

23:29:01 davout: now i'm unsure how to further go into negative bitcoin definition

23:29:08 nubbins`: i'll leave you guys to your non-reality-based distractions, feel free to ping me if mp decides to address his fraud in any fashion.

23:29:12 asciilifeform: they cannot plug the hose from their arse into their mouths and sustain themselves.

23:29:16 mircea_popescu: davout i don't mean it as an attack or anything. and the question of exploring the negative is open now and will remain open until spec.

23:29:19 nubbins`: asciilifeform i still need your mailing address

23:29:29 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i will attend to this as soon as i get home.

23:29:33 nubbins`: k

23:29:34 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i am on the stake.

23:29:49 nubbins`: hey, at least you didn't commit fraud

23:30:06 davout: nubbins`: absence of proof isn't proof of absence yo

23:30:10 asciilifeform: nubbins`: i'm about to commit gluttony and lust.

23:30:10 davout: :D

23:30:24 *: trinque fist-bumps asciilifeform

23:31:22 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform even so, i don't think banning sybil reduces to "unable to talk to white devils".

23:31:53 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i suspect that they, supposing there were brains anywhere involved, ~tried~ to fight the octopus but eventually lost.

23:32:23 mircea_popescu: i've encountered to signs of this animal, and this is such an unlikely event if there were a battle even ?

23:32:31 asciilifeform: where, incidentally, do most tx fodder for cn miners originate ? i do not have good data for this.

23:32:43 mircea_popescu: used to come straight out of bluematt's arse.

23:32:55 asciilifeform: i am not in the habit of eating from arse.

23:32:59 mircea_popescu: "lighting network"

23:33:01 asciilifeform: so i have ~no data.

23:33:03 mircea_popescu: or somesuch

23:34:00 asciilifeform: at any rate, i have long seen nodes as an astonishingly weak point, which is why i pressed the whole pogo thing

23:34:12 mircea_popescu: in any case : some degree of proxying is absolutely unavoidable in bitcoin relay , because ... ddos.

23:34:27 asciilifeform: the whole orchestra does no one any good if there is reliably amoebic scum between your console and the free world.

23:34:36 mircea_popescu: well yeah, had we had the pogos deployed last year or somesuch this might have been a very different story.

23:34:48 mircea_popescu: but... no pogos. because no static linking in gcc. because etc.

23:35:12 asciilifeform: the sad part is that i fixed pretty much all of the cthonic hell-pits that prevented pogo,

23:35:16 asciilifeform: aside from the two listed earlier.

23:35:27 asciilifeform: (the blkindex and mempool exhaustion)

23:35:38 mircea_popescu: re prev point : so yeah, most strong nodes will have multiple interfaces they look at. so most people (who know, as opposed of feeling like they know) aren't necessariyl surprised by ~some degree~ of sybiling.

23:35:59 mircea_popescu: which is what everyone (at least previously) told himself is happening to go to bed and not wake screaming

23:36:11 asciilifeform: recently i contemplated doing a rotor port to a chinese tv box, 1G of ram, available for ~30 usd in qty. infinite. but when the fuck would i do this, a student ought to do this

23:36:18 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform hey, don't feel bad, one can only try.

23:36:28 asciilifeform: i have 256 fingers but they are all in some orifice.

23:36:57 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'g' is another angle of attack against the octopus.

23:37:01 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i'm sure nubbins` will be done derping idly, dump the ugly broad, get the fuck out of the meaningless paper products shuffling, get back in math school and generally make himself useful. any day now.

23:37:01 asciilifeform: which is actually why i invented it.

23:37:18 mircea_popescu: looking forward to the nubbins 1g box so he can be a lord on his own merit for once.

23:37:49 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you said chix can be taught anything. teach >= one to partake in this.

23:37:58 asciilifeform: i would much appreciate.

23:38:12 asciilifeform: ever see picture of the 19th c. german one-man band things ?

23:38:17 mircea_popescu: do i charge s.nsa ? what's the shareholders think ?

23:38:18 asciilifeform: a bloke with drum, tuba, etc.

23:38:23 mircea_popescu: the long suffering s.nsa shareholders lol

23:38:24 asciilifeform: that's me right now.

23:39:25 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i almost forgot that nubbins` was a math grad!?

23:39:31 asciilifeform: but hm, iirc he was.

23:41:23 *: asciilifeform will bbl, removing stake from arse, driving home.

23:43:37 cazalla: now this is podracing! nice logs

23:44:35 pete_dushenski: podracing ? like the episode i thing ?

23:45:00 cazalla: it's a me me pete_dushenski

23:45:24 mircea_popescu: curious how long before alf buys one of those self-driving cars so he can irc while he idles.

23:45:42 mircea_popescu: ;;ud podracing

23:45:43 gribble: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pod+Racing | When you jerk off two dicks at once. The dicks must be on each side, so it looks like you're pod racing.

23:45:58 mircea_popescu: no homo.

23:45:59 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2543 @ 0.00053211 = 1.3532 BTC [+] {2}

23:46:02 cazalla: ahah

23:46:12 pete_dushenski: wasn't there a southpark about that ?/

23:46:25 pete_dushenski: kyle's dad and a hot tub or something

23:46:50 cazalla: nfi, have not watched many of the more recent seasons

23:46:55 cazalla: don't recall that one in anycase

23:47:27 nubbins`: "dump the ugly broad" is the best popescu can come up with as a rebuttal to legitimate accusations of fraud

23:47:34 nubbins`: here's a quip for you, ya fuckin idiot

23:47:43 nubbins`: [12:27:57] <nubbins`> look: true or false: mp is fraudulently entering 17btc into bitbet's liabilities

23:47:43 nubbins`: [12:28:04] <kakobrekla> correct

23:47:43 nubbins`: [12:28:23] <kakobrekla> i am not arguing that.

23:48:13 *: shinohai sighs

23:48:36 nubbins`: sigh as loud as you want, he's not gonna read it or respond to it in any way

23:48:46 nubbins`: because he's jsut a scammer

23:49:14 nubbins`: always was shady, always was more about bluster than substance, but this abandons pretense

23:50:29 pete_dushenski: cazalla: aha! http://southpark.wikia.com/wiki/Two_Guys_Naked_in_a_Hot_Tub

23:50:31 assbot: Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub - South Park Archives - Wikia ... ( http://bit.ly/1p3odpI )

23:50:49 pete_dushenski: "Randy asks Gerald if he'd ever had a gay fantasy and Gerald explains that he has always thought of watching another guy masturbate. The fantasy then becomes a reality."

23:51:16 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425993

23:51:16 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 23:47:43; nubbins`: [12:27:57] <nubbins`> look: true or false: mp is fraudulently entering 17btc into bitbet's liabilities

23:51:19 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425994

23:51:19 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 23:47:43; nubbins`: [12:28:04] <kakobrekla> correct

23:51:21 nubbins`: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=07-03-2016#1425995

23:51:21 assbot: Logged on 07-03-2016 23:47:43; nubbins`: [12:28:23] <kakobrekla> i am not arguing that.

23:51:25 nubbins`: ;;echo just for you mp

23:51:26 gribble: just for you mp

23:51:46 cazalla: fwiw, and isn't worth much, i think nubbins` has legit cause for complaint, shame to see the fangs and then venom flow though

23:52:05 cazalla: pete_dushenski, never seen pod racing used in that context though, guess ill find a new me me

23:52:06 nubbins`: cazalla understand that in the face of abject fantasy, i have no choice

23:52:19 pete_dushenski: cazalla: gotta have fangs and venom, or else it's just huggy reddit...

23:52:57 nubbins`: asciilifeform and others who have partnered up with mp should keep a close eye on things from here on out

23:53:05 nubbins`: kako's straight-up getting scammed

23:54:07 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18800 @ 0.00053622 = 10.0809 BTC [+]

23:54:18 danielpbarron: nubbins`, we get it already. I don't think spamming and circumventing other people's ignore help your case..

23:54:38 nubbins`: i don't think you do get it

23:54:53 danielpbarron: what should I do? /part ?

23:55:15 nubbins`: no, you should stick around and say what you think

23:55:22 nubbins`: precious little of that happening

23:55:34 cazalla: pete_dushenski, sure, but sometimes a dry bite is all that's needed

23:55:49 deedbot-: [Daniel P. Barron] Are you thankful? - http://danielpbarron.com/2016/are-you-thankful/

23:55:49 danielpbarron: on that note..

23:56:07 nubbins`: cazalla you'll notice that mp still has yet to address the fraud claims that kako's verified

23:56:09 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 28307 @ 0.00053622 = 15.1788 BTC [+]

23:56:10 *: pete_dushenski can't help but wonder if nubbins` has s.mpoe or s.bbet shorts. and if he didn't before, is now looking . if he just wants to "fleece some money out of [mp]", why not eh ?

23:56:33 pete_dushenski: danielpbarron: glad to see you're blogging btw :)

23:56:33 nubbins`: pete_dushenski that well's gone dry. mp only pays hangers-on in shares these days

23:56:41 danielpbarron: and if my wwwtron dies again, i just archived it..

23:59:34 pete_dushenski: nubbins`: but surely you could find someone who would sell you options

23:59:38 nubbins`: pete_dushenski i'm long s.mg!

23:59:52 pete_dushenski: last!