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Transcript for 22-11-2015, 530 lines:

00:10:56 phf: you can attempt to teach oop that reflects the real world, but then you should be talking in terms of communicating agents, and that will lead you to the chinese room, at which point you'd be amiss not drop some acid.

00:18:21 phf: but since you can't do that in the format of american higher education, we're stuck with dog and cow bullshit

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01:06:47 asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu http://fraudsters.com/2015/fellow-zoologists/#comment-115897

01:06:48 assbot: Fellow zoologists! on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1O9kNvp )

01:06:48 gribble: The operation succeeded.

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02:14:53 funkenstein_: phf, thanks for that gary larson XD love it

02:15:59 funkenstein_: how does oop lead to discussion of communication agents?

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02:19:29 funkenstein_: so here's a fun one: take yi yi zhi yi and add a "fen" in the middle: yi yi fen zhi yi

02:19:49 funkenstein_: 一亿分之一 one hundred millionth

02:21:58 BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: From http://fraudsters.com/2015/a-tale-of-two-breakfasts-or-the-whores-broth/ ?

02:21:59 assbot: A Tale of Two Breakfasts, or, The Whore's Broth on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1W2MtlA )

02:22:28 BingoBoingo: Oh, here too? http://fraudsters.com/2015/a-tale-of-two-breakfasts-or-the-whores-broth/

02:22:29 assbot: A Tale of Two Breakfasts, or, The Whore's Broth on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1W2MtlA )

02:27:06 asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: aha, and also from earlier photo set with the gift shop and the statue of some saint

02:27:36 BingoBoingo: That thing seems to make quite a few appearances

02:39:42 BingoBoingo: ;;later tell PeterL Congrats on ruining Ohio State's year

02:39:44 gribble: The operation succeeded.

02:42:40 adlai: !up liquidassets

02:50:50 BingoBoingo: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/11/costco_shopper_who_broke_leg_a.html#incart_most-read

02:50:51 assbot: Costco shopper who broke leg after shoving receipt checker loses lawsuit seeking $610,000 | OregonLive.com ... ( http://bit.ly/1QWuXjF )

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02:58:08 asciilifeform: 'I am curious as to how many jurors they went through before they found a non Costco member.....or if they did.' << from commentz

03:12:21 phf: funkenstein_: alan kay's objects communicate with each other by sending messages. this is the approach taken explicitly in smalltalk, flavors (one of the lisp machine lisps), objective-c. the idea was inspired by john mccarthy's earlier concept of agents, intelligent systems that engage into q/a sessions with a user. a concurrent take on the same idea is called actors model and is implemented in erlang (and a bunch of other languages,

03:12:21 phf: but that's the well known one).

03:12:21 phf:

03:12:40 phf: i was saying that agents/actor is the only valuable dydactic take on object orientation in real world, it both properly traces oop history and also has meaningful parallels in biology and physics.

03:14:34 phf: a lot of "expected" oop behaviors like objects owning methods, synchronous bidirectional messaging that is equivalent to a procedure call, extreme early binding, etc. are artifacts of implementation and optimization strategies, as such they don't have meaning, don't have "real world" correspondence and just are. building taxonomies on such a shaky theoretical foundation results in a very messy thinking

03:17:57 asciilifeform: phf: the last 20+ yrs of nonlisp resulted in the typical sane and technically-literate fella having an extreme allergy to just about any mention of oop

03:18:06 asciilifeform: (see, e.g., mircea_popescu's reaction when the subject was brought up)

03:20:02 asciilifeform: because - like it or not - when you walk into the book shop, or even the university library, today, and look for oop - you don't get a. kay's smalltalk, s. keene's clos, or kiczales's 'metaobject protocol.' you get: java, 'gang of four', and other swill.

03:20:38 asciilifeform: and we're actually long past the point where a typical instructor (phd) learned on the latter

03:20:46 asciilifeform: and on NONE of the actual classics of the subject

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03:39:11 mircea_popescu: on top of which, i suspect there's a large chunk of "strange woman" in all this also.

03:39:50 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: ??

03:39:51 mircea_popescu: (ie, we don't even know the sore spots of say kay objects, mostly because they never got a chance to be found mostly because idiots came and covered everything)

03:40:03 asciilifeform: eh not quite, we have some idea

03:40:06 mircea_popescu: ie, "wouldn't the strange woman in the train made a great wife"

03:40:10 mircea_popescu: "no. she snores."

03:40:18 mircea_popescu: maybe.

03:40:27 asciilifeform: talk to the smalltalk aficionados.

03:40:58 asciilifeform: (there are sore spots, aha. but this one here's a woman and the other one is a sack of potatoes with fuckhole drilled in)

03:41:39 mircea_popescu: well sure/

03:43:59 adlai: new TLD for the W, DC: .orc

03:44:41 mircea_popescu: !up dub

03:44:45 mircea_popescu: ;;seen dub

03:44:45 gribble: dub was last seen in #bitcoin-assets 30 weeks, 1 day, 15 hours, 23 minutes, and 28 seconds ago: <dub> hey now! meatspace can be busy

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04:38:52 phf: asciilifeform: rightly so, conversation around oop is long rotten, they are working over fp now :) above wall of text is more of an archaeological find

04:40:07 phf: but nice thing about log, can talk без купюр, get called out. otherwise it's of little relevance what sort of education phds get or what you can buy at a bookstore. we're sort of long on the same page that status quo is subpar

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05:10:43 ben_vulpes: phf: без купюр?

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05:11:57 ben_vulpes: in re fp, dunno that anyone noticed, but i backpedaled from the global state fatwa in my v poc

05:12:15 ben_vulpes: tres annoying to pass the same args around constantly.

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05:26:13 phf: ben_vulpes: "without cuts", купюра is from french coupure, and in this case means the parts that are cut out by the censor

05:30:53 phf: it's actually from latin caesura, which is now used as the name of pause in a poem. i thought caesarean section comes from that, but wikipedia article has a very confusing "etymology" section so i don't even know what to believe anymore!

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05:44:22 ben_vulpes: ah

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06:15:58 mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes he means he can talk without bothering with the annoying sorts of context.

06:17:49 ben_vulpes: hm

06:17:53 ben_vulpes: i might begin to be understanding

06:18:25 ben_vulpes: speaking without cuts then means to communicate intelligibly even without the bits that the censors stripped?

06:18:44 mircea_popescu: or without the baby crying.

06:18:57 ben_vulpes: is there some russian joke in there about how the bits that are cut are never the relevant ones?

06:19:29 mircea_popescu: the fundamental point of the written word is that allows a certain sort of abstraction. it's "escapism" in a particular sense.

06:19:36 mircea_popescu: the log system takes this fundamentally further.

06:22:37 ben_vulpes: because a corpus through which one can grep exists, the forum can on an ongoing basis can communicate ever more abstractly?

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06:24:38 mircea_popescu: i don't think we mean the same by abstraction. it's not a sort of cool. it's basically purification.

06:24:56 mircea_popescu: like in "he was spirited away", "we abstracted him away"

06:26:03 mircea_popescu: phf the problem with the village of ugly women is that well, there's probably something wrong with the water. yes the people now involved may be subpar for whatever reason or explanation to do with them. maybe. or maybe THIS offshot of the hope to ai is just as rotten as the rest of the various attempts to ai that preceded it.

06:26:10 mircea_popescu: for reasons to do with that, instead.

06:27:04 mircea_popescu: (what apparently nobody wants to mention is that the "good" oop now corrupted by teh evil orcs was really a child of desperation. pretty much born out of the mit through c-section, in the classical sense)

06:29:03 mircea_popescu: (there's a very good reason they keep going on with cow and dog are animal. there was a great paper in the log about "you know what, just change your chosen names to hashes, see if teh system appears to be doing as much "understanding" as it did before.)

06:29:04 ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: i meant abstraction in the sense of software that composes small tools into larger units that...operate at a higher level of abstraction.

06:29:19 mircea_popescu: you have no fucking idea what that word means, do you.

06:29:25 ben_vulpes: apparently not!

06:29:34 ben_vulpes: what does it mean then.

06:30:10 mircea_popescu: abstraction is loss. you throw out all sorts of stuff and hope&pray that it wasn't actually needed.

06:30:43 *: ben_vulpes roars


06:31:12 ben_vulpes: i kid, i kid.

06:31:41 trinque: http://amix.dk/uploads/picasso_bull.jpg

06:31:41 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1MK3pJe )

06:32:12 mircea_popescu: romanian joke, for you. man sitting at desk, dog next to him pissing in his shoe.

06:32:27 mircea_popescu: guy comes in, "hey, isn't that dog pissing in your shoe bothering you ?!"

06:32:31 mircea_popescu: "fac abstractie."

06:32:35 mircea_popescu: (i am abstracting)

06:34:18 ben_vulpes: heh

06:38:34 mircea_popescu: in other news, http://41.media.tumblr.com/186b118d7872656083275f142326edad/tumblr_mgf1plcMTW1rmkahco1_1280.jpg

06:38:37 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1MK3XyF )

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07:22:09 punkman: speaking of Alan Kay, I recently stumbled on one of his inane ted-style talks, and his lets-reinvent-computars project http://www.vpri.org/html/work/ifnct.htm

07:22:11 assbot: Viewpoints Research Institute ... ( http://bit.ly/1NkoyPQ )

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08:05:49 deedbot-: [Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski » Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski] Get Shorty. - http://www.contravex.com/2015/11/22/get-shorty/

08:16:37 punkman: saw this in the cinema long time ago. puts it on rewatch list.

08:38:23 punkman: http://bookzz.org/book/1272987/e8c77c

08:38:23 assbot: I'll Go Home Then, It's Warm and Has Chairs: The Unpublished Emails. | David Thorne | digital library bookzz ... ( http://bit.ly/21bjUrg )

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10:14:19 punkman: http://boingboing.net/2015/11/21/southwest-airlines-surrenders.html

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13:22:52 shinohai: !s http://cointelegraph.com/news/115703/delta-id-coin-new-utility-altcoin-developed-for-timestamping-system <<< why???

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13:45:48 mircea_popescu: punkman guy is like 75 or some shit.

13:46:27 mircea_popescu: fine example if alf's greatest fear, he wasn't nearly this derpy back before martin luther king.

13:49:05 mircea_popescu: o yeah get shorty is good. sort of like early pulp fiction / snatch

13:50:47 mircea_popescu: meh, epub. i'll wait for the text version.

13:51:14 punkman: epub is text

13:51:28 punkman: this one at least

13:51:32 mircea_popescu: shinohai because there are way more people than jobs.

13:52:18 mircea_popescu: punkman i just went in a cycle asking "then why the fuck are they not calling it .txt" and answering myself the line above to shinohai and now i feel a little queasy.

13:52:29 punkman: lol

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13:55:36 mircea_popescu: PK^C^D ^@^@^@^@^@\

13:55:38 mircea_popescu: lies.

13:56:36 punkman: you can unzip the epub, you'll get html

13:59:30 mircea_popescu: a ty.

13:59:58 mircea_popescu: "this book is sold subject to the condition that it won't be lent"

14:00:05 mircea_popescu: what the motherfucking shit is wrong with these people.

14:00:55 mircea_popescu: "oh look, i wrote some words down, now you gotta do what i say!!1"

14:01:19 mircea_popescu: said every obnoxious 9 yo girl having experienced insufficient ponytail pulling.

14:02:08 BingoBoingo: ;;later tell mitch_callahan your connection is doing that thing again

14:02:09 gribble: The operation succeeded.

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14:04:23 mircea_popescu: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?><!DOCTYPE html

14:04:24 mircea_popescu: PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN"

14:04:24 mircea_popescu: "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd"html

14:04:24 mircea_popescu: xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"headmeta http-equiv="Content-Type"

14:04:24 mircea_popescu: content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=utf-8" /><meta

14:04:26 mircea_popescu: http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css" /><meta

14:04:28 mircea_popescu: name="generator" content="Aspose.Words for .NET"

14:04:32 mircea_popescu: href="styles.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" /></head><body><div><h1

14:04:34 mircea_popescu: id="navPoint_1"><span>Foreword</span></h1><p><span

14:04:36 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">&#xa0;</span></p><p><span

14:04:38 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Hello. Thank you for buying this

14:04:40 mircea_popescu: book. </span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Or at least the

14:04:42 mircea_popescu: e-book.</span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"> I laid this out

14:04:44 mircea_popescu: myself and I have never done an e-book layout before so </span><span

14:04:46 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">I </span><span

14:04:48 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">apologise</span><span

14:04:50 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"> in advance </span><span

14:04:52 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">if </span><span

14:04:54 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">it isn?t very good. I probably

14:04:56 mircea_popescu: should have put in more effort but you know how it is. With round the

14:04:58 mircea_popescu: clock episodes of Property Virgins on HGTV and sleeping to do, there never

14:05:02 mircea_popescu: </span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">seems</span><span

14:05:04 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"> enough hours in the day.

14:05:06 mircea_popescu: </span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Also, r</span><span

14:05:08 mircea_popescu: style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">ather than go to any real effort, I

14:05:10 mircea_popescu: thought it would be easier to simply collect all the material I have

14:05:12 mircea_popescu: written that didn?t make it into the first book, either due to timing,

14:05:14 mircea_popescu: space, legal issues, or not being very good, and put them in this one.

14:05:16 mircea_popescu: </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial,

14:05:18 mircea_popescu: sans-serif">&#xa0;</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial,

14:05:20 mircea_popescu: sans-serif">Hosting fees are e

14:05:22 mircea_popescu: would you look at this stupid shit!

14:05:23 kakobrekla: srs.

14:05:35 mircea_popescu: take some text, put it through "Aspose.Words for .NET" so you can have <span></span> for every other word like in the old days of microsoft computing, and then zip the shit and call it "epub".

14:05:44 mircea_popescu: fucking hell already. go make altcoins, people.

14:05:50 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 31500 @ 0.00052382 = 16.5003 BTC [+] {2}

14:07:30 mitch_callahan: ahh sorry BingoBoingo, its this stupid Mac client I'm using. i'll remove it today.

14:07:32 mircea_popescu: "hosting fees are expensive" my foot. they're only expensive because "oh i just wanna be a designer" all over the place.

14:08:09 punkman: https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/502526058.jpg saw Uncle Vanya yesterday. here's the set chekov-gun'd until the fucking picture frames are empty.

14:08:10 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1T82IOj )

14:16:30 mircea_popescu: vaguely related http://45.media.tumblr.com/8c442cfeab1c18787e269f2899b09a41/tumblr_mfk5a3wM1t1rv5wh5o1_500.gif

14:16:31 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1kOAQn5 )

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15:06:50 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4600 @ 0.00052383 = 2.4096 BTC [+] {2}

15:57:57 deedbot-: [fraudsters] Fuck you and your stupid epub. Also, David Thorne's 2nd book (it isn't really very good). - http://fraudsters.com/2015/fuck-you-and-your-stupid-epub-also-david-thornes-2nd-book-it-isnt-really-very-good/

15:58:12 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329599 >> 'the map is not the territory but the territory didn't fit in my glove compartment'

15:58:12 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 06:30:10; mircea_popescu: abstraction is loss. you throw out all sorts of stuff and hope&pray that it wasn't actually needed.

15:58:41 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329616 >> snore, this is what happens if you live too long - old, 'respectable', impotent

15:58:41 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 07:22:09; punkman: speaking of Alan Kay, I recently stumbled on one of his inane ted-style talks, and his lets-reinvent-computars project http://www.vpri.org/html/work/ifnct.htm

15:59:07 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329646 >> perhaps somebody will have the basic decency to feed me a bullet prior

15:59:07 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 13:46:27; mircea_popescu: fine example if alf's greatest fear, he wasn't nearly this derpy back before martin luther king.

15:59:36 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329651 >> but there are ~precisely~ as many people as there are picks at butugychag

15:59:36 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 13:51:32; mircea_popescu: shinohai because there are way more people than jobs.

16:00:10 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329659 >> see also http://www.loper-os.org/?p=918

16:00:10 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 13:59:58; mircea_popescu: "this book is sold subject to the condition that it won't be lent"

16:00:12 assbot: Loper OS » To Lend is the Right of an Owner – That is, Not You. ... ( http://bit.ly/1TY5dDA )

16:00:42 asciilifeform: 'To those who would retain their right to personal property: your only true allies are the pirates. Not ?lending libraries?, not ?reasonably priced? and ?humane? iTunes-like services. The pirates are the only people presently defending the no-compromise, My-Computer-is-Mine point of view.' -- yours truly

16:02:06 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329662 << gianni rodari had a rhyme about 'the girl that wanted a song just for her and nobody else'

16:02:06 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 14:01:19; mircea_popescu: said every obnoxious 9 yo girl having experienced insufficient ponytail pulling.

16:04:58 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329655 << the 'PK' didn't give it away ??

16:04:58 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 13:55:36; mircea_popescu: PK^C^D ^@^@^@^@^@\

16:05:44 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform only after he said.

16:06:47 asciilifeform: y'know, 0x50 0x4B 0x03 0x04.

16:06:50 *: asciilifeform nostalgic

16:07:02 mircea_popescu: that part of my brain has been overwritten by tits.

16:07:58 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform speaking of defending, see the latest fraudsters.

16:09:02 *: asciilifeform reading it presently

16:09:20 *: asciilifeform briefly took a break from debugging a motherfucking debugger

16:09:48 mircea_popescu: lol

16:11:56 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: didja actually swallow that whole thing ?

16:12:09 mircea_popescu: what ?

16:12:15 asciilifeform: the thorne turd

16:12:18 mircea_popescu: well yes.

16:12:24 mircea_popescu: it's just 400kb or so.

16:12:32 asciilifeform: it isn't the weight

16:12:37 asciilifeform: but the... contents

16:12:42 mircea_popescu: which i suppose counts for "368" pages in lalaland wherew they do 1k characters per page.

16:12:47 mircea_popescu: what about them ?

16:13:34 *: mircea_popescu shudders at the thought he actually had to "turn a page" every 1k bytes.

16:13:42 mircea_popescu: god damned it i'd rather be a z80/

16:14:03 mircea_popescu: books are for german kids, really, the sort that grew up waddled at the ankles.

16:14:18 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: ergo the popularity of mechanized b00kz

16:14:30 mircea_popescu: what the fuck is wrong wiht plain text omfg.

16:14:55 asciilifeform: aside from maths - nothing

16:15:15 asciilifeform: for the most part that is what i keep around on dead tree

16:15:25 mircea_popescu: a) none of these derps know any maths and b) i do and somehow survive. if you need a particular notation to do maths either you're not very good or are trying to talk to idiots.

16:16:19 *: asciilifeform would like to read mircea_popescu's notation-less mathematical work. i bet it is rather like euclid on lsd

16:16:23 kakobrekla: like feynman and his diagrams. total idiot.

16:16:33 asciilifeform: and fuck leibniz aha

16:16:56 *: mircea_popescu retreats growling audibly.

16:18:50 jurov: i'd like to see natural language applied to programming, too

16:19:03 asciilifeform: jurov: ever use 'hypertalk' ?

16:19:31 asciilifeform: jurov: you can see a little bit in one of my old articles, http://www.loper-os.org/?p=568

16:19:33 assbot: Loper OS » Why Hypercard Had to Die ... ( http://bit.ly/1U578pU )

16:19:49 asciilifeform: (imho the idea of 'natural language program' is fundamentally, deeply braindamaged like few other ideas)

16:23:17 mircea_popescu: "natural languages" != "alphabetic notation".

16:23:54 mircea_popescu: i dunno why the fuck this point is so unobvious, but : most of the intellectual gains humanity has made came after it decided to do what science always does : arbitrarily clamp down on complexity in one place to use this as leverage against complexity elsewhere.

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16:24:09 mircea_popescu: there is a fucking reason white people are better than all the other people, and it has jack shit to do with the skin.

16:24:23 mircea_popescu: a lot more to do with the brilliant idea of "use these letters and fuck you and your ugly mother."

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16:26:36 jurov: adding a meaning for a word that already has zillion of other meanings, instead of using dedicated symbol is NOT reducing complexity

16:27:18 mircea_popescu: and you know this how ?

16:27:33 jurov: from experience

16:27:37 jurov: and you?

16:27:54 mircea_popescu: but does your experience also include what i actually said above, or just what you saw in it ?

16:28:13 mircea_popescu: i said "clamp down in one place" not "reduce". how the fuck are you goingto reduce complexity and why aren't you moving on to entropy next!

16:28:45 jurov: you explicitly named the place as "use these letters and fuck you and your ugly mother."

16:28:52 mircea_popescu: aha.

16:28:55 mircea_popescu: think of it as a boat.

16:29:02 mircea_popescu: the boat does not make the ocean level any lower.

16:29:06 mircea_popescu: except it allows you to stay dry.

16:29:56 mircea_popescu: (it actually makes the level raise slightly, but that is part of the "hope and pray" definition of abstraction yesterday - we hope and pray it dun matter.)

16:31:25 jurov: that's finest advocacy of humanist pseudosciences i ever saw

16:32:31 jurov: they try to take existing language and leverage it, too

16:32:47 mircea_popescu: &#128077;

16:32:47 gribble: Error: "#128077;" is not a valid command.

16:32:56 mircea_popescu: 11110000:10011111:10010001:10001101

16:32:59 mircea_popescu: you know what i mean...

16:38:50 mircea_popescu: anyway, again not sure why this isn't obvious, but the alphabet is (still is, in spite of all the "help" geeks gave it) a defined, closed, easily countable set.

16:38:55 mircea_popescu: "natural language" isn't even defined.

16:48:07 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329763 << with regards to mathematics, it was ~specifically~ about tying folks' dirty, sticky, shit-covered 'intuitive language brain' monkey hands and forcing formal reasoning

16:48:07 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 16:23:54; mircea_popescu: i dunno why the fuck this point is so unobvious, but : most of the intellectual gains humanity has made came after it decided to do what science always does : arbitrarily clamp down on complexity in one place to use this as leverage against complexity elsewhere.

16:48:31 mircea_popescu: aha.

16:48:45 mircea_popescu: which is why this "no but math notation" argument is so bifurcacious.

16:48:53 asciilifeform: take, for instance, http://www.loper-os.org/wp-content/hypercard-calc/hc23.jpg << this. it took me perhaps 20 whole minutes to crap out. know why ?

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16:49:33 asciilifeform: the reason was that using english as it permits itself to be used, specifically fails, in ways which the hypertalk docs did not take any pains to describe

16:50:02 asciilifeform: (in short, the disambiguation has to be done like-so; and you can use pronouns, but only like-so)

16:50:22 asciilifeform: overall much more pain, imho, than any ordinary programming language.

16:51:18 trinque: interesting. there you see that abstraction increases complexity clearly, by way of an exaggerated case

16:51:39 asciilifeform: idiot abstraction balloons up complexity like nothing else

16:51:48 trinque: SQL also, "lets make a language for accountants and other non-programmers"

16:52:03 asciilifeform: http://www.loper-os.org/wp-content/romankbd.png

16:52:04 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1lCzeNs )

16:52:08 trinque: they at (the very) least made something of a double-back somewhere along the language's history

16:52:15 thestringpuller: trinque: that's an apt observation of SQL.

16:52:43 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform same problem is why everyone hates what originally seemed obvious and intuitive : the text powered adventure

16:52:51 mircea_popescu: motherfucker i hated larry's comprehension.

16:52:55 asciilifeform: trying to make a programming language for ~the wrong side of the camel hump~ is like trying to build a car for folks missing both arms and legs

16:53:03 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: precisely that

16:53:03 thestringpuller: what's with all the danny devito reviews on da blogs?

16:53:04 mircea_popescu: no. bad analogy.

16:53:10 mircea_popescu: it's like trying to make trains for cixi

16:53:15 asciilifeform: ^

16:55:10 mircea_popescu: as far as her dumb ass is concerned, the best possible train is a ghetto blaster with the volume welded to low, playing christmas carrols from under the mirrors-ensconced speakers.

17:01:29 mircea_popescu: in other news, "you should perhaps point out to your mother that being ugly is no excuse to rawdog drunks" is my new favourite insult.

17:05:05 *: asciilifeform mumbles something about $chipvendor rawdogging drunks

17:05:23 *: asciilifeform has 'wrath' bit set

17:09:00 thestringpuller: "the wrath of alfdog" << great name for a hip hop album

17:14:33 asciilifeform: mips_ejtag_drscan_8_out(ejtag_info, MCHP_DE_ASSERT_RST); << motherfuckers. WE ARE SO SPESHUL, can't use standard mips reset ahahaha.

17:16:20 kakobrekla: <trinque> SQL also, "lets make a language for accountants and other non-programmers" < yet is anyone still writing raw queries in this day?

17:17:18 mircea_popescu: pretty much every time i want something from fraudsters i SELECT by hand

17:17:23 asciilifeform: ^

17:17:54 mircea_popescu: i really have no idea why i'd want a language on top of that. what's it going to do ?

17:18:45 trinque: frustrate you by hiding functionality of the underlying

17:19:12 fluffypony: kakobrekla: I write raw queries a few times a week

17:19:14 mircea_popescu: the only way it could be useful is if it somehow intuited what the columns are actually named for me so i don't have to always keep checking

17:19:18 mircea_popescu: but that ain't happening

17:20:05 kakobrekla: you dont need 'functionality' to SELECT from wp-posts

17:20:20 asciilifeform: intuited << see one of the better mr mold pieces re: same, http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html

17:20:21 assbot: Unqualified Reservations: Wolfram Alpha and hubristic user interfaces ... ( http://bit.ly/1lCBDHG )

17:20:31 asciilifeform: '...control interfaces must not be intelligent. Briefly, intelligent user interfaces should be limited to applications in which the user does not expect to control the behavior of the product. If the product is used as a tool, its interface should be as unintelligent as possible. Stupid is predictable; predictable is learnable; learnable is usable.'

17:20:41 trinque: kakobrekla: it is amusing though, yes, that this that was originally intended to be a user interface got buried as it did

17:20:53 kakobrekla: i find raw queries disgusting

17:21:05 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: do you find the tool disgusting, or the work ?

17:21:10 asciilifeform: folks tend to confuse the two

17:21:41 kakobrekla: perhaps both.

17:22:11 fluffypony: SELECT * FROM kakobrekla_brain WHERE is_disgusting=1;

17:22:11 mircea_popescu: kakobrekla i know how to do joins and everything!

17:22:17 mircea_popescu: what functionality are you talking about ?

17:22:29 fluffypony: ORDER BY last_disgusted_date DESC;

17:22:31 fluffypony: :-P

17:22:58 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu probably also knows how to change a crankshaft. but does he ~want~ to.

17:23:02 mircea_popescu: and honestly i don't mind it so much. about the same as my life generally, really.

17:23:14 mircea_popescu: "bring me this" "fetch me a that" "kill that schmuck"

17:23:36 mircea_popescu: if you're going to rule people you gotta be able to somehow explain what you actually want done and raw queries are really not far off.

17:24:14 asciilifeform: ah but machine doesn't typically respond to whipping

17:24:21 mircea_popescu: nor needs it.

17:24:27 asciilifeform: which is why man so often becomes servant of machine, rather than vice versa

17:24:36 asciilifeform: stuck 'wrestling with the pig'

17:25:46 mircea_popescu: i would much rather spend five minutes writing queries than figuring why the fuck copy *. doesn't work and ending up using cat

17:26:16 mircea_popescu: seriously, leaving aside everything else, why the fuck would you make THIRTY EIGHT DIFFERENT FILES ?

17:26:36 mircea_popescu: what is this "chapter" thing and why is it in your epub^H^H^H^H zipfile ?

17:32:29 jurov: i'm okay with sql. but when programatically constructing a query, i prefer sqlalchemy

17:38:06 kakobrekla: most folks most of the time dont need 'functionality', just like with sugar.

17:38:37 asciilifeform: see also mircea_popescu's 'this is a spiffy rifle, i'll take it fishing and to bed'

17:39:06 mircea_popescu: kakobrekla no but seriously, i'm at least partly here to learn, so what functionality is it ? like a good example.

17:40:06 kakobrekla: this one: <trinque> frustrate you by hiding functionality of the underlying

17:40:16 kakobrekla: ask trinq.

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18:21:10 trinque: mircea_popescu │ kakobrekla no but seriously, i'm at least partly here to learn, so what functionality is it ? like a good example. << this I think calls for careful steps and a machete

18:21:35 trinque: the huge problem with relational databases is that they conflated programming and declarative data access to the detriment of both

18:22:15 trinque: one place you'll find c-like expressions and functions; another you find set union and difference operators which work entirely via magic

18:23:27 trinque: this magic is why (as I understand it) asciilifeform abhors the thing; you have in no way been involved with what steps will be taken to compute the result other than describing the result itself, barring again, the places where actual programming crept back in

18:24:33 trinque: the usefulness of this declarative mode is I think as you describe, "get me a that" damn it, because I want one.

18:25:08 trinque: aside this, any work I'm doing in databases has been indefinitely postponed until I understand CLOS far better, and review what was done atop it

18:25:40 kakobrekla: if you think you have done away with magick using raw queries you are mistaken

18:25:51 trinque: nah, I am saying the db is magic to the core.

18:25:56 trinque: horrible chimera

18:26:52 kakobrekla: the layer on top (at least mine) generates queries deterministically and the result is not obstructed

18:27:09 trinque: use objects at that layer?

18:27:18 kakobrekla: optionally

18:27:24 trinque: SQLAlchemy or the like?

18:28:32 kakobrekla: i havent used sqla, i guess its is probably similar though i cant say for sure

18:28:59 *: kakobrekla doesnt use off shelf solution

18:29:12 trinque: cool

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18:31:39 jurov: some people went boldly to solve RDBMS problem... and created MongoDB. *cringe*

18:32:21 trinque: myeah, that thing is a sin

18:33:09 asciilifeform: there are 'people' programming computers who wouldn't have been allowed within cannon shot of a tractor in kolhoz, yes

18:34:33 trinque: jurov: I simply wish to sit with my data-set and say "give me the X for which this lambda evaluates true, retrieve its related Y and Z, compute this aggregate over the related Y and Z; do this again with another lambda. Return the paginated list of the intersection of the two result sets"

18:34:44 trinque: I'm sure this could be done rather well atop CLOS with no other monstrosities involved

18:35:36 trinque: and the observation which led to databases in the first place is that questions like the above arise constantly; they are not thought of once and etched into the program in stone

18:36:40 trinque: these document stores are nothing more than "What, you don't already know the key of the value you want?" and subsequently "Well fuck, how do we tack relational ideas back onto this, now that we've abandoned all notion of formal structure?"

18:37:11 asciilifeform: http://siliconexposed.blogspot.com/2014_03_01_archive.html << unrelated but very spiffy

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18:37:22 asciilifeform: 'Once the via was drilled and it appeared we had made contact with the signal trace, it was time to backfill with platinum. The video below is sped up 10x to avoid boring my readers ;)'

18:39:02 asciilifeform: 'Once everything was done and the chamber was vented I removed the carbon coating with oxygen plasma (the cleanroom's standard photoresist removal process), packaged up my sample, went home, and soldered it back to the board for testing. After powering it up... nothing! The device was as dead as a doornail, I couldn't even get a JTAG IDCODE from it. ... ... ruled out beam-induced damage as I had not been hitting any of the I/O

18:39:02 asciilifeform: circuitry with the ion beam ... I realized what was going on almost instantly: the antenna effect. The bond wire and leadframe connected to each pad in the device was acting as an antenna and coupling some of the 13.56 MHz RF energy from the plasma into the input buffers, blowing out the ESD diodes and input transistors, and leaving me with a dead chip.'

18:49:03 mircea_popescu: trinque can i get "this" and "that" comparisons of the actual thing ? "ceci n'est pas une pipe" "this is not a pipe" sort of thing

18:50:06 jurov: trinque i'd rather have lazy evaluator that collects the filters and operations I normally have in the program, and compiles them together into optimized query and executes it only when the result is needed

18:50:17 jurov: but that's hard AI, I'm afrraid

18:50:36 trinque: mircea_popescu: the mismatch I was referring to was the object-relational-mapper; it cannot for example (easily, or usably) create a new object which is the synthesis of n other objects done by inner join

18:51:10 trinque: on the SQL side you're more than welcome to create new sets at will via views

18:53:29 mircea_popescu: aha...

18:56:12 jurov: i don't see why this of all is the problem, objects usually know which table/column is the field wired to

18:57:32 trinque: there are sets which are derived from operations on other sets

18:58:05 trinque: "an active_customer is one with an active_subscription and an enabled flag and..."

18:58:13 jurov: as long as all the values take their primary keys with them, you're fine

18:59:08 trinque: this is not the point

19:01:03 jurov: for me biggest prob was the consistency, in any nontrivial ORM situation you build the objects partially, must take care of constraints... db that defers checking constraints to commit would help, but then how do you report it to user... hairiness

19:01:12 trinque: and actually you're going to end up looking at SQL ASTs to figure out where a column came from

19:01:32 trinque: jurov: *that* was my point

19:01:47 trinque: that using an ORM you duplicate what the DB can already do

19:02:09 trinque: why not derive your JS form validator or whatever from your db constraint?

19:02:17 trinque: "because SQL" << and now we're back to me writing a CL RDBMS

19:02:53 mircea_popescu: for some reason these all sound to me like "the problems we get for having a bad db design"

19:03:16 mircea_popescu: if one structures his tables sanely then none of these complex requests exiswt

19:03:18 jurov: i see

19:04:40 trinque: that's certainly so, that you either pick a sane table structure, or you write terrible queries

19:04:40 jurov: hahaha and then is not able to detect glaring errors...because "dis doth not exist!!111"

19:04:46 jurov: *mpex is

19:05:31 trinque: and my most complex queries have typically involved converting one schema to another one time, and then throwing away the queries

19:11:14 jurov: !up linton_s_dawson

19:11:23 jurov: pls don't thank me

19:16:00 jurov: !up tripleslash

19:16:09 jurov: !up imposter

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19:21:01 jurov: hey

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23:12:30 asciilifeform: pete_dushenski, ben_vulpes, et al: motherfucking crapple. ~4 hrs disassembly to swap a measely inverter cable

23:13:18 pete_dushenski: for the unawares, what SHOULD it take ?

23:13:25 asciilifeform: 0.

23:13:38 asciilifeform: in civilized iron this is not a wear component !

23:13:49 pete_dushenski: l0l

23:14:02 pete_dushenski: 'designed by apple in california, etc.'

23:14:08 asciilifeform: aha

23:14:17 asciilifeform: 'a1181' if anyone gives half a fuck.

23:14:46 pete_dushenski: for macbook air ?

23:14:51 asciilifeform: nah the other one.

23:15:07 asciilifeform: ('air' has no high voltage supply to the panel, as it is from led era)

23:15:18 pete_dushenski: the airbook mac then ?

23:15:33 asciilifeform: the whateverthefuck the a1181 is.

23:16:07 asciilifeform: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.4-black-13-early-2008-penryn-specs.html << it

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23:16:34 pete_dushenski: aha. brother had it.

23:16:43 pete_dushenski: i was 'pro' user, wouldn't touch this.

23:17:01 asciilifeform: i wouldn't either

23:17:04 pete_dushenski: wtf are you doing dinking around with one on the first place ?

23:17:04 asciilifeform: it is for pet

23:17:32 pete_dushenski: must be some kinda pet.

23:17:33 asciilifeform: used for many years, and will use until the chinese stop making parts

23:18:36 mircea_popescu: how does the cable wear anyway ? badly placed fan ?

23:18:44 asciilifeform: fatigue

23:18:48 asciilifeform: (it runs through the hinge)

23:18:49 mircea_popescu: fatigue from what

23:18:53 mircea_popescu: \it's not a fuciking bridge oh.

23:18:54 mircea_popescu: heh.

23:18:55 asciilifeform: open, close, open, close...

23:19:15 asciilifeform: this is the hv cable for the lamps

23:21:41 asciilifeform: everything about the box seemed to be ~designed~ to make repairs as miserable an affair as possible

23:21:54 asciilifeform: i'm kinda surprised they didn't fill the thing with glue and be done with it

23:22:11 jurov: you forgot trotyl

23:22:23 asciilifeform: ^ optional extra pheature

23:22:36 asciilifeform: iMine

23:23:48 pete_dushenski: iphn0e comes in gold casing for this precise reason

23:24:10 mircea_popescu: trotyl is more expensive than either the thing or the intended customer.

23:24:15 asciilifeform: ^

23:24:41 pete_dushenski: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=19-11-2015#1327375 << cook reads logs, y'know

23:24:41 assbot: Logged on 19-11-2015 17:59:12; pete_dushenski: even place large quantity of gold in land mines. hell, make the land mines ~entirely~ out of gold. not like the yellow stuff has any better uses.

23:25:14 *: pete_dushenski is non-plussed by sequence of 'actual history'

23:25:27 asciilifeform: wut

23:27:51 pete_dushenski: the mines before phones or phones before mines thing

23:27:59 mircea_popescu: in other stories of fatigue, http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md7ystNmei1qziluwo1_1280.jpg

23:28:00 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1MLyagM )

23:28:27 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu would enjoy 'hall of the singing caryatids' by v. pelevin

23:28:30 asciilifeform: (exists in engl even)

23:28:36 asciilifeform: it is about this picture.

23:29:30 *: mircea_popescu is more into the "Brothel of intellectual lusts" take on female degradation than the flimsy political apropos take.

23:30:11 asciilifeform: it's more of the former than the latter

23:31:38 mircea_popescu: i guess no two people ever can read the same book

23:32:02 asciilifeform: if i ever bother to do a w4r3z scan, they could...

23:33:01 mircea_popescu: i never saw much in it (and in pelevin generally) other than "oh if only the holy tenets of TRUE socialism hadn't been /intinate/ or however you say that in russian

23:33:28 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: you gotta be thinking of some other fella

23:33:46 mircea_popescu: isn't this the book with lena the "poor her" whore and that schmuck doing dune "the voice" v2.0 ?

23:34:20 asciilifeform: voice?

23:34:44 pete_dushenski: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-11-2015#1329816 << duly noted for second instalment of comic. if. when.

23:34:44 assbot: Logged on 22-11-2015 17:09:00; thestringpuller: "the wrath of alfdog" << great name for a hip hop album

23:35:27 mircea_popescu: ;;google "the voice" in dune

23:35:28 gribble: Voice - Dune Wiki - Frank Herbert, David Lynch, Sandworms - Wikia: http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Voice; Bene Gesserit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bene_Gesserit; Dune (2000) - Lady Jessica using the voice against Stilgar - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDHzDOWg9gw

23:39:36 mircea_popescu: anyway, i get it, an entire generation of disenfranchised young russians figure they're great chaps and the fault must be in the women empowering the old farts.

23:39:43 mircea_popescu: meanwhile...

23:39:47 mircea_popescu: whatever, i dun feel like getting into it.

23:40:22 pete_dushenski: too much work on the sabbath ?

23:41:44 mircea_popescu: too much rehash. what am i, openssl ?

23:41:57 pete_dushenski: http://theaviationist.com/2015/11/20/iriaf-f-14s-escort-ruaf-tu-95/ << spiffy video inside.

23:41:58 assbot: The Aviationist » Watch this video of Iranian F-14 Tomcats escorting a Russian Tu-95 bomber during air strike in Syria ... ( http://bit.ly/1MLA15f )

23:42:11 mircea_popescu: do those things even do anything ?

23:42:22 mircea_popescu: "oh oh airstrike" "ok and ?" "we took out their outhouse!111"

23:42:23 pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: i have nfi what you are no matter how hard i try.

23:43:08 mircea_popescu: here's a primer on airstrike efficiency : the brits did 7 (SEVEN!) mid-air refuellings for one of their rustbuckets to manage to drop ONE bomb on the one runway in the faulklands, "disabling" it

23:43:23 mircea_popescu: except the argentines fixed it that same day, and used it to land hercules for the entire duration of the conflict.

23:43:49 *: pete_dushenski isn't sure that 'bear' is supposed to do anything.

23:43:55 mircea_popescu: cost about 150mn to tear down (without counting amortisation and hr costs) and about 18k to fix.

23:44:13 pete_dushenski: that's backasswards terrorism

23:44:41 mircea_popescu: well, the ~$65 in box cutters the terrorists spent did bring down a 8-10bn piece of real estate.

23:45:58 pete_dushenski: ;;calc 9000000000/65

23:45:58 gribble: 138461538.462

23:46:08 pete_dushenski: ^healthy roi, that.

23:46:21 pete_dushenski: healthy *multiple

23:47:29 pete_dushenski: vs.

23:47:41 pete_dushenski: ;;calc 18000/150000000

23:47:41 gribble: 0.00012

23:48:36 pete_dushenski: one of these aggressors has too much money in their pockets, while the other knows full well the value of a dollar.

23:50:00 mircea_popescu: either that or possibly doesn't give a shit about caryatids.

23:50:04 mircea_popescu: defo one or the other.

23:51:32 mircea_popescu: supposedly (ro) intinate = (en) defiled, but im not too happy to it. tina is a derrogative for earth, soil. it's expected to be barren, powdery (but noit outright sand) and in generaly the equivalent of dirt.

23:51:39 mircea_popescu: intina is a verb, to en-dirt-y.

23:53:00 pete_dushenski: https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjx5L_unKXJAhUCLYgKHf0-ClQQjBwIBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fd%2Fd9%2FPorch_of_the_Caryatids_from_angle.JPG&psig=AFQjCNHy0iPIzC_1v0U8RVTk5KbZLGOW2g&ust=1448322636396145 << these caryatids ?

23:53:01 assbot: Redirect Notice ... ( http://bit.ly/1N70qhw )

23:53:11 pete_dushenski: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Porch_of_the_Caryatids_from_angle.JPG <<

23:53:12 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1N70tKj )

23:54:04 mircea_popescu: i had a great pic up lemme see if i can ever find anything again in this smoldering pile of everything that's my blog

23:54:07 mircea_popescu: back in a week.

23:56:04 *: asciilifeform wonders if mircea_popescu read the book in a language he actually speaks

23:56:25 mircea_popescu: i think i read it in french