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00:03:42 v_diddy: just the one

00:25:38 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 26200 @ 0.00053847 = 14.1079 BTC [+]

00:39:11 mod6: congrats v_diddy!!

00:39:53 jurov: ?

00:40:25 jurov: what's v_diddy about?

00:50:02 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 14300 @ 0.00053847 = 7.7001 BTC [+]

00:57:09 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 49200 @ 0.00053759 = 26.4494 BTC [-] {3}

01:04:54 shinohai: ping mod6

01:05:53 hanbot: mazel tov v_diddy

01:06:29 mod6: werd up shinohai

01:06:46 shinohai: Got a few secs for that build?

01:07:30 shinohai: Or at least tell me what that crap was I had to install before the V build

01:07:34 shinohai: xD

01:36:48 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6150 @ 0.00053847 = 3.3116 BTC [+]

01:53:04 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 13715 @ 0.00053747 = 7.3714 BTC [-]

01:53:14 mod6: ah, yeah. np.

02:00:46 mircea_popescu: !up coinaday

02:01:20 mircea_popescu: a congrats v_diddy

02:18:03 asciilifeform: congrats... v_diddy

02:18:26 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312132 << what was this

02:18:26 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 01:07:30; shinohai: Or at least tell me what that crap was I had to install before the V build

02:20:03 shinohai: @ asciilifeform I have had a tumultuous few weeks with the HD crash, gotta rebuild V

02:20:51 shinohai: Actually, it has only been a week, but new gentoo and all :/

02:22:27 asciilifeform: rebuild??

02:22:48 asciilifeform: mine never needed building, it was written in python; mod6's was in perl

02:23:00 asciilifeform: which also just needs the interpreter

02:23:25 mod6: asciilifeform: so I basically built this script which builds a pressed v0.5.4 via my V implementation inside of rotor

02:23:28 mod6: http://dpaste.com/3E2799B.txt

02:23:29 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1M1PFJs )

02:23:42 asciilifeform: ah, neat

02:23:49 mod6: i got it to work 2x for me, and trinque ran it... shanohai is gonna try it out.

02:23:58 mod6: *shinohai

02:24:07 shinohai: xD

02:24:20 shinohai: So far, so good.

02:24:43 *: asciilifeform likes all of this with the very definite exception of the 'gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x......'

02:24:49 mod6: anyway, all thats really required to ensure it works is that perl is installed, Graph::Easy is installed, and that keys are named as <wot_id>.asc in the hand created ~/.wot dir.

02:25:22 asciilifeform: and are we really 'gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys FAB953C4'-ing ?

02:26:06 mod6: yah, parts of this script are old and need to be changed. it's certainly not finalized. just trying to find out if the rest is doing what it should.

02:26:13 asciilifeform: and shouldn't there be a hashing of the *.tar.gz and a sig check ?

02:26:16 asciilifeform: ah

02:26:36 shinohai: shit

02:26:55 mod6: yeah, bit more stuff is required. hoping to get it wrapped up in the next few weeks here.

02:32:43 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9450 @ 0.00053847 = 5.0885 BTC [+]

02:33:35 mod6: was hoping that it would be useful in the way that it could be used by testers to do a final push on functional testing for TEST2

02:34:59 shinohai: I know I'm behind mod6 but I am hoping by mid next week to get the Ubuntu test done I promised.

02:35:07 shinohai: I loathe that shit, sorry.

02:35:55 *: asciilifeform regrets that he does not have the time or energy to help

02:36:25 shinohai: I shouldn't kvetch. That shell is really reliable and it isn't even my box.

02:38:10 mod6: no worries guys.

02:43:04 mircea_popescu: http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2011/08/the_wisdom_of_crowds_turns_int.html << pretty interesting.

02:43:05 assbot: The Last Psychiatrist: The Wisdom Of Crowds Turns Into Madness ... ( http://bit.ly/1PVxlaK )

02:43:16 mircea_popescu: not only do idiots converge with other idiots - but their confidence increases as they do so.

02:43:25 mircea_popescu: wisdom of crowds, useless to negate systematic bias, etc.

02:43:51 asciilifeform: mr mold had a hilarious piece on the subject, involving a game of chess played by vote

02:44:16 deedbot-: [fraudsters] Grade Inflation, adnotated - http://fraudsters.com/2015/grade-inflation-adnotated/

02:46:05 shinohai: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312174 <<< can you link me to this someone if I do not find first?

02:46:05 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 02:43:51; asciilifeform: mr mold had a hilarious piece on the subject, involving a game of chess played by vote

02:46:22 asciilifeform: do you really need it

02:46:36 shinohai: nm

02:47:03 asciilifeform: shinohai: http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/05/futarchy-considered-retarded.html

02:47:04 assbot: Unqualified Reservations: Futarchy considered retarded ... ( http://bit.ly/1M1RNRn )

02:48:34 v_diddy: jurov: are you familiar with Sean Combs?

02:49:09 BingoBoingo: Puff Daddy, then P. Diddy, then Diddy, then Sean's Combs inc.

02:50:29 shinohai: thx

02:51:57 BingoBoingo: P. Diddy also did: "On June 22, 2015, Combs was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon by the University of California, Los Angeles Police Department. He was accused of assaulting one of his son's football coaches after witnessing the coach yell at his son. His son, Justin Combs, plays football for the UCLA Bruins." << Because not even entertainment stars can spare their children the gladitorial arena

03:03:42 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'I have a few friends (lawyers, hedge fund managers, high powered money types generally) who make sport of hunting and humiliating UStardian college professors socially. It is a sport I would like to see extended to the middle class. Next time you're at a pretentious party and you spot some douche in the uniform of "college professor", go see if you can make him admit he's not read a whole book....' << where i

03:03:42 asciilifeform: went to school, professoring is just a (poorly-paying) job, and the folks who did it showed no symptoms of conceiving of it as anything else

03:05:01 shinohai: Possibly they stopped learning.

03:05:39 *: asciilifeform could not help but take off his hat to, e.g., the fella who put off +ev employment until he was 40 and subsisted on chickenshit wage just so that he could teach asciilifeform and other scum algorithms, number theory, etc

03:06:59 asciilifeform: but no, you won't find ~these~ profs at anything describable as 'pretentious party.' in fact, you won't find them at the high-end grocery shop, either.

03:07:33 asciilifeform: most of'em don't even have the 'job security' popularly associated with this line of work

03:08:10 asciilifeform: (typical u.s. state uni employs largely 'lecturers', who occupy approx. same place in the org chart as an air conditioner mechanic)

03:08:18 shinohai: !b6

03:08:25 shinohai: !b 6

03:08:26 assbot: Last 6 lines bashed and pending review. ( http://dpaste.com/3QZ60KW.txt )

03:09:17 asciilifeform: http://www.shenlanguage.org/lambdassociates/htdocs/blog/decline.htm << obligatory. british, but applicable.

03:09:17 assbot: Why I am Not a Professor ... ( http://bit.ly/1M1U0MB )

03:09:22 asciilifeform: (all socblok countries are much alike)

03:11:21 shinohai: "They are in fact, the last bastions of mediaevalism left in modern society outside, perhaps, the church." <<< I like it already, because though I do not believe in God, I am somehow drawn to the church for just that reason.

03:12:10 asciilifeform: a tenured prof is prolly the closest thing that presently exists in the western world to ~titled nobility~

03:12:23 asciilifeform: fwiw.

03:12:46 v_diddy: except that if they sleep with their students they still get canned.

03:13:26 v_diddy: BingoBoingo: funny, hadn't heard that one.

03:13:49 BingoBoingo: <asciilifeform> (typical u.s. state uni employs largely 'lecturers', who occupy approx. same place in the org chart as an air conditioner mechanic) << air conditioner mechanic comparatively makes bank compared to uni lecturer, and often professor

03:14:00 asciilifeform: v_diddy: 'canned' means something quite else for a tenured prof than for the rank and file.

03:14:22 mircea_popescu: http://thoughtbroadcast.com/2011/09/04/how-to-retire-at-age-27/

03:14:23 assbot: How To Retire At Age 27 | Thought Broadcast ... ( http://bit.ly/1M1UCBX )

03:14:23 asciilifeform: typically, anything short of a proper felony conviction results in demotion at the most.

03:14:28 v_diddy: anyone game to compare http://www.predictwise.com/politics/2016RepNomination (via ritzy) to the odds on bitbet?

03:14:30 assbot: 2016 President - Republican Nomination | PredictWise ... ( http://bit.ly/1M1UBhs )

03:14:57 BingoBoingo: v_diddy: Mr. Combs is not a candidate really to lecture at Ben & Pete's Skoolarium

03:15:19 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it's a thing, thick jacket with applied elbow patches, certain haircut, certain glasses, laptop-like case on shoulder, open collar shirt...

03:15:20 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: no need to go far, see the case of, e.g., terry davis

03:15:36 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: afaik these creatures exist only in hollywood films

03:15:59 v_diddy: i don't think pete's actually interested in /building/ the skoolarium

03:16:01 mircea_popescu: we're not discussing here random derp making 63k a year from community college, we're discussing here krugman or w/e his name is, the nyt resident finance derp

03:16:23 v_diddy: much less doing it to pound sense into his own spawn. could be wrong though.

03:16:26 mircea_popescu: !up wbdynamics

03:16:37 v_diddy: ;;later tell pete_dushenski ^^

03:16:38 gribble: The operation succeeded.

03:16:41 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: they come here on tour once in a spell. they don't wear this 'uniform' either.

03:16:55 mircea_popescu: also these guys don't teach anything whatsoever. they mostly try to be carrie from sex and the city, except without the sex.

03:17:28 BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: These creatures exist even at regional colleges, check "humanities department." Seems they adopted the uniform from Hollywood.

03:18:54 BingoBoingo: http://cola.siu.edu/philosophy/faculty-staff/faculty/ << 3 Jackets in one department alone

03:18:55 assbot: Faculty | Department Name | SIU ... ( http://bit.ly/1M1UXET )

03:19:04 v_diddy: anyways, four days a l'hopital, 36 hours of labor

03:19:11 *: v_diddy is taking some fucking paternity leave

03:19:24 mircea_popescu: not bad for a noob.

03:19:33 mircea_popescu: also this is what you get for not favouring birthing hips!

03:19:35 BingoBoingo: Dayum v_diddy so how many babbies were there?

03:19:40 mircea_popescu: kim could have been done in 36 minutes.

03:20:02 v_diddy: i like my secular christian babes

03:20:15 BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> kim could have been done in 36 minutes. << Not anymore. Not with the new FUPA since she let herself go.

03:20:27 mircea_popescu: baby chews right through dat!

03:21:11 BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: One of those fellows on the linked page actually to my knowledge draws not one, but TWO professorial salaries from the same university.

03:21:31 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19400 @ 0.00053899 = 10.4564 BTC [+] {3}

03:22:06 BingoBoingo: One of the other jacket people may also be drawing a second salary now too.

03:27:29 phf: v_diddy: congrats!

03:29:09 v_diddy: ty phf et al

03:29:31 mircea_popescu: "That specific issue reveals an important bias and misunderstanding America has when it talks about employment. Yes, there is an issue about people wanting to work but the other issue is that the global economy is too quick and efficient to tolerate your idiotic car troubles or your imbecilic grandmother's death or your moronic lack of child care (cue Scandinavia) or, and mostly, your stupid health. The economy was a

03:29:31 mircea_popescu: Ferrari and now it's only a Honda, but either way, not much time for absences and no time at all for Keisha's learning curve. Keisha isn't just unemployed, she is completely unemployable. We can argue whether auto plants should pay $20/hr or $50/hr, but for certain there is no market for unskilled labor at all."

03:29:40 mircea_popescu: http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2011/09/how_to_be_mean_to_your_kids.html << tlp, at the top of his game

03:29:41 assbot: The Last Psychiatrist: How To Be Mean To Your Kids ... ( http://bit.ly/1M1VEhg )

03:30:11 v_diddy: mod6, hanbot, mircea_popescu, asciilifeform

03:30:11 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: on the other end, there is also precious little market for... skilled anything.

03:30:54 mircea_popescu: naphex's been trying to hire skilled cocksuckers ; i've been trying to hire skilled pr ; bitbet still needs skilled bookies

03:30:54 asciilifeform: (because what does zimbabwe need engineer for ? as far as the people's republic is concerned, he's just another shit-scooper ~but with pretensions~)

03:30:58 v_diddy: asciilifeform: doesn't this thread devolve into "there's precious little market for anything not supported by usg"?

03:31:09 mircea_popescu: there's a huge market for all sorts of skilled and a large pile of people who want skilled to mean what they want it to mean.

03:31:12 asciilifeform: v_diddy: was trying to speak of... actual market

03:31:18 mircea_popescu: which is fine, but it also means they gotta run their life as a business.

03:31:34 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: how else can it run ?

03:31:45 asciilifeform: i suppose there is 'as a charity' ('keisha' et al)

03:31:48 mircea_popescu: then stop bitching and make those warrants / shares worth something.

03:31:50 mircea_popescu: today.

03:32:07 mircea_popescu: that's the measure of skilled in a life run as a business

03:32:19 v_diddy: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=18-10-2015#1301924 << dude this notion that children must of necessity be -ev is a strictly temporal and american thing

03:32:19 assbot: Logged on 18-10-2015 16:46:39; asciilifeform: 'this problem will not be solved for you personally, pray that your grandchildren get to live like people' <--> 'but i don't want to have children, i want to live like people ~myself~'

03:32:33 asciilifeform: v_diddy: they're -ev.

03:32:39 v_diddy: "must be rich to not send kids to school"

03:32:56 mircea_popescu: v_diddy how do you plan to extract value from the offspring ?

03:33:02 v_diddy: no, don't send kids to school. make them put up molding in the remodel. they learn something, the thing increases in value.

03:33:15 v_diddy: make them shred papers. they learn something, biz gets shit done.

03:33:24 mircea_popescu: either that or they waste the consumables, break the tools and injure themselves.

03:33:40 v_diddy: has yet to happen with /anyone/ i've taught to use power tools.

03:33:44 mircea_popescu: or in other words,

03:33:45 mircea_popescu: "You will observe the Keisha does not even have the enthusiasm to know what is written on the most important economic documents of her life. "I don't know, bipolar, panic attacks, whatever they put on there." She can't be bothered to handle those papers, someone else is in charge of that. How attentive will she be to the frier? McDonalds doesn't want to find out."

03:34:25 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the thing that i was bitching about earlier is that nobody cared to find out how attentive ~i~ would be to the frier either

03:34:30 asciilifeform: the last time i went.

03:34:51 mircea_popescu: well yeah, because you'll prolly split in six weeks.

03:35:12 *: asciilifeform wonders how far along usa collapse needs to be for this assumption to fade away

03:35:26 mircea_popescu: prolly 20 years.

03:35:35 v_diddy: tending the aquaponics, banging together a new dome, romping unattended in the neighbors fields not incurring costs...

03:36:05 v_diddy: failure of imagination, i tell yas.

03:36:53 asciilifeform: v_diddy: it is a perfectly fine thing to have pets, there is no need to pretend that they're +ev

03:36:59 mircea_popescu: the record shall duly show.

03:37:10 mircea_popescu: ok this is enough of this.

03:38:09 asciilifeform: l0l

03:38:13 mircea_popescu: da fuck, why did it miss a field.

03:38:30 v_diddy: how do you draw the line between pets and livestock, asciilifeform?

03:38:48 asciilifeform: v_diddy: livestock (if you've any business with them) are +ev

03:38:55 asciilifeform: milk, meat.

03:39:14 v_diddy: circular

03:39:29 asciilifeform: not circular. nominal.

03:39:30 v_diddy: that's not livestock it's a pet

03:39:34 v_diddy: how do you know?

03:39:36 v_diddy: it's -ev?

03:39:40 v_diddy: how do you know?

03:39:43 v_diddy: well it's a pet

03:39:50 asciilifeform: aha, if you keep it around for no good reason other than that you like, e.g., its fur, its purr - it is a pet.

03:40:07 v_diddy: or if it cooks, cleans, builds, still pet.

03:40:20 trinque: you'd have to come at the thing by determining the value of your time, then the amount of time and resources devoted to the kid, what the kid ends up producing of value, does this offset the development period...

03:40:28 trinque: but I'd be fine to consider my kid an art project

03:40:43 trinque: at any rate it'll be fun to see what comes of your direction v_diddy :)

03:40:50 asciilifeform: aha. i've yet to meet anyone who had children ~as result of calculation~

03:41:12 asciilifeform: (met plenty of folks who ~did not~ from same.)

03:41:17 v_diddy: what, you calculate the worth of a twenty lying on the street?

03:41:35 asciilifeform: ?

03:41:50 v_diddy: value is apparent to some people.

03:41:56 mircea_popescu: why the fuck is /mode #bitcoin-assets +b *!*@c-50-140-140-37.hsd1.il.comcast.net do nothing ?

03:42:06 v_diddy: mircea_popescu: enjoys programming i see

03:42:13 mircea_popescu: god damned.

03:42:52 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 53400 @ 0.00054193 = 28.9391 BTC [+] {3}

03:42:53 v_diddy: asciilifeform: are all financial products of knowable value?

03:42:59 v_diddy: 'products'

03:43:06 v_diddy: cfd, futures, options etc.

03:43:10 v_diddy: no of course not.

03:43:47 v_diddy: but perhaps with judicious selection and market knowledge one can over time make some money.

03:44:11 v_diddy: farmer who has 10 children 6 of which survive, 3 of which are useful on the farm doesn't calculate either.

03:44:41 asciilifeform: aw

03:44:43 mircea_popescu: this sucks.

03:44:48 mircea_popescu: i have nfi how to apply it properly.

03:44:53 asciilifeform: sux like electrolux

03:44:57 mircea_popescu: aha!

03:45:03 mircea_popescu: cant set a weaker one. cool.

03:45:05 v_diddy: mircea_popescu: programs like american

03:45:49 v_diddy: does schmuck attempting to hedge against total collapse of local civilization calculate ROI of expanding meatwot?

03:46:29 v_diddy: worst case scenario i sell off a daughter or two to mircea_popescu

03:46:59 v_diddy: they'll know latin, dance ballroom, play myriad instruments, perform ito.

03:47:03 v_diddy: he won't be able to resist!

03:47:31 v_diddy: failure of imagination.

03:47:43 *: trinque chuckles as the +ev scheme is laid bare!

03:48:11 phf: ito?

03:48:23 *: asciilifeform wishes v_diddy only the highest quality, not-at-all-regressed-to-mean offspring

03:48:54 phf: regressing to mean? that's a paddling

03:49:00 v_diddy: and how.

03:49:26 v_diddy: asciilifeform doubts my ability to milk humans of v!

03:49:43 v_diddy: the man would also rather chew tacks than talk to humans, so we are at an impasse.

03:50:05 *: asciilifeform is fortunately not needed for any of this.

03:52:16 v_diddy: asciilifeform: perhaps remembers the lotto tickets at con3?

03:52:21 mircea_popescu: like a what!

03:53:10 asciilifeform: v_diddy: aha. mega-win.

03:53:43 v_diddy: so there

03:54:11 asciilifeform: v_diddy: i also remember the one other time i had a lotto ticket; when the lab where i worked in 2011 was defunded, the boss passed the hat and, as a last l0l, bought lotto tickets

03:55:28 v_diddy: classic!

03:55:40 asciilifeform: oughta have bought booze.

03:55:53 v_diddy: actual incentive program at a place where a rescued $wotschmuck once labored

03:56:55 v_diddy: lotto ticket has unknowable, but predictably bad odds.

03:57:16 asciilifeform: wai wat

03:57:23 asciilifeform: entirely knowable odds

03:57:35 v_diddy: really? scratch-offs are provably trustable now?

03:57:52 asciilifeform: ah in that sense, no.

03:57:58 v_diddy: mk then.

03:58:17 asciilifeform: but you can rely on the 0.

03:58:25 v_diddy: sure sure

03:58:29 v_diddy: and also reversion to the mean

03:58:48 trinque: v_diddy: wait this wasn't a place I worked with the lotto tickets was it?

03:58:55 trinque: I would die laughing if that became a practice after I left

03:59:25 v_diddy: and also that any given individual including v_diddy thinks they're not an entirely average schmuck

03:59:45 v_diddy: trinque: bonus pool type scam?

04:00:24 trinque: I'm just mocking the poverty of $oldboss

04:00:29 v_diddy: oh yeah

04:00:32 v_diddy: no this was something different

04:01:09 v_diddy: "5k bonus pool cash, divvied up amongst ye, or 5k of lotto tickets (purchased at my convenience store) divvied up amongst ye"

04:01:54 v_diddy: trinque: man can i get $legendaryshitshow1 and $...2 from that guy yet?

04:02:35 trinque: people still work for him?

04:03:29 v_diddy: anyways, at a high level, one aspect of the wager i'm making here is that if a moron like me can with dilligence and self-discipline figure out how to turn a dollar into a buck twenty, if i bring the discipline and insist on the dilligence, i oughta be able to crap out at least one kid that can support me through $enddayz when my meatwot is all dead and dried up

04:04:21 v_diddy: mircea_popescu: i found your next joinpartspamtarget

04:06:30 mircea_popescu: for crying out loud.

04:06:48 mircea_popescu: in other news : eggplant salad in mayo goes well with the local malbec.

04:07:16 asciilifeform: http://dilbert.com/strip/1992-08-02 << on subject, via tlp

04:07:17 assbot: Dilbert Comic Strip on 1992-08-02 | Dilbert by Scott Adams ... ( http://bit.ly/1l0Bvl0 )

04:08:42 v_diddy: https://www.change.org/p/tell-scott-adams-that-raping-a-woman-is-not-a-natural-instinct?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition << who sets the targets for these petitions?

04:08:43 assbot: Pétition · Tell Scott Adams that raping a woman is not a natural instinct. · Change.org ... ( http://bit.ly/1l0BDB9 )

04:09:03 v_diddy: the dumb thing would be for the petition initiator, right?

04:09:09 mircea_popescu: obama bin bimbo

04:10:06 v_diddy: and to set your own bar and then fail to jump it?

04:10:30 mircea_popescu: you don't understand how dumb women work.

04:11:06 trinque: so this petition gets "upboated" or w/e they called it here, and Obama is supposed to tell him "nuh uh"

04:12:08 v_diddy: oh this is an obab product

04:12:20 v_diddy: so where does the magic 5K number come from?

04:12:21 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10620 @ 0.00054525 = 5.7906 BTC [+] {2}

04:12:22 trinque: originally, perhaps the "nuh uh" is collectivised now

04:12:32 mircea_popescu: in other news, wrestling has progressed much since the old days of andy kaufman. they now tagteam women : http://31.media.tumblr.com/60dc8df09d8a7bbec349bb5ce34776da/tumblr_mlmvv0x3j91qadwmuo2_400.gif

04:12:34 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1M1ZIhA )

04:12:45 v_diddy: ah oh man

04:12:48 v_diddy: change dot org

04:12:52 v_diddy: too funny

04:12:55 mircea_popescu: lol

04:13:13 mircea_popescu: si el presente es de lucha, el futuro es nuestro!

04:13:31 asciilifeform: lulz from tlp's commentz:

04:13:33 asciilifeform: 'In a little less than four decades, college tuition has risen 1400%. Housing costs have gone up 3100%. Gasoline has increased 1800%. Wages, on the other hand, have gone up 322%. The average increase in the three areas I have mentioned comes to 20 times. If income had kept pace with expenses, and if I were earning an amount equivalent to what my father earned in the 1960s, I would be making over one million dollars a year.'

04:13:56 asciilifeform: hay mas futuro, indeed.

04:14:20 BingoBoingo: <v_diddy> really? scratch-offs are provably trustable now? << Even more of a Gamble in Illinois. Prize over $600, get paid maybe nevar.

04:14:22 mircea_popescu: hay mas futuro, pero no para todos.

04:14:52 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: pretty sure that was al schwart's usenet sig for a while

04:15:24 mircea_popescu: anyway, the problem is this : out of a billion people, his father in 1960 was part of a group of a million, and the other 999 million were more than happy to be coolies. today, the author is part of the group of the useless.

04:15:34 mircea_popescu: i would be very thankful he makes > 1k a year.

04:15:52 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: a pauper's burial costs 5x this in usa.

04:15:59 asciilifeform: so it will have to be soap.

04:16:11 mircea_popescu: either that or flush them in one of those special hopsital toilets

04:16:18 mircea_popescu: made for real big people.

04:16:33 *: asciilifeform recalls the tale of dog-sized garbage disposals in a certain lab

04:21:01 v_diddy: mircea_popescu: re "powerful men behaving badly" is this symmetric with "powerful women behaving badly"?

04:21:39 mircea_popescu: can powerful women behave badly ?

04:21:46 mircea_popescu: take a moment and give me a scenario.

04:21:58 asciilifeform: what's this even mean

04:22:04 v_diddy: can you give me a scenario of a powerful man behaving badly?

04:22:45 mircea_popescu: yes. the original one : you have to put a golden bubble around your kid's neck so powerful man behaving badly knows to rape some other kid in the gaggle of kids your kid's playing with.

04:23:26 mircea_popescu: what's she gonna do, suck them ALL off ?

04:23:32 asciilifeform: if it's golden, the fella will just steal it. gotta be trotyl bubble..

04:23:49 v_diddy: asciilifeform: motorbikenuke!

04:24:38 mircea_popescu: fun fact : my latest piece, 10101 words.

04:24:50 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform wasn't a problem at the time, somehow.

04:25:08 mircea_popescu: (the somehow is explained in the anonimity article)

04:25:49 *: v_diddy gives up now

04:25:51 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: help me out, how do you say 'беспредел' in english ?

04:26:11 mircea_popescu: independence.

04:26:12 v_diddy: in *other* news, gcaptain is an *awesome* blog

04:26:17 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: nope

04:26:39 asciilifeform: it is a specific term from su prison lexicon

04:26:42 mircea_popescu: hey, you asked how i say!

04:26:45 v_diddy: BingoBoingo: https://gcaptain.com/u-s-navy-sailor-wife-plead-guilty-to-dealing-heroin-on-warship/

04:26:48 assbot: U.S. Navy Sailor, Wife Plead Guilty to Dealing Heroin on Warship - gCaptain ... ( http://bit.ly/1M20Xxe )

04:27:14 asciilifeform: literally 'state of no bounds', in the least desirable possible sense

04:27:29 mircea_popescu: lemme fish out that article.

04:27:34 v_diddy: trinque: https://gcaptain.com/a-glimpse-into-the-unmanned-future-of-container-shipping/

04:27:36 assbot: Ship Photo of the Day - A Glimpse Into the Unmanned Containership of the Future? - gCaptain ... ( http://bit.ly/1M211gD )

04:27:54 asciilifeform: what i originally wanted to note was the 'powerful' does not necessarily mean 'respects no bounds', could - if this is a stable convention for some reason - respect the gold bubbles

04:27:55 mircea_popescu: http://fraudsters.com/2014/un-prophete/#selection-57.90-57.473

04:27:56 assbot: Un prophète on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1M214ZE )

04:28:02 v_diddy: http://gcaptain.com/dispute-over-rigged-ship-engine-tests-adds-to-volkswagens-woes/

04:28:04 assbot: Dispute Over Rigged Ship Engine Tests Adds to Volkswagen's Woes - gCaptain ... ( http://bit.ly/1M213Fc )

04:28:22 trinque: v_diddy: neat, surely armed security though?

04:28:33 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the reason the bound is respected is http://fraudsters.com/2012/anonimity-or-the-urban-versus-rural-dispute/#selection-135.131-139.54

04:28:34 assbot: Anonimity, or the urban versus rural dispute. on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1M217oo )

04:28:37 mircea_popescu: the bubble is a honest signal.

04:29:02 asciilifeform: how else could it possibly work

04:29:31 v_diddy: trinque: rly? nigerians commandeering a freshly-built winxp ship?

04:29:40 v_diddy: anyways. gcaptain.

04:30:31 trinque: seems like it creates an immediate market for hack tools like what they use to take down drones

04:30:45 v_diddy: dude mircea_popescu would you handle agorecki and therealjohngalt while you're at it?

04:31:10 asciilifeform: trinque: anyone who moves valuables on a gps-steered robot is asking for it

04:31:39 v_diddy: http://www.skysafe.io/

04:31:41 assbot: SkySafe.io ... ( http://bit.ly/1M21krE )

04:31:56 v_diddy: asciilifeform: ah, but the tightly-coupled gps-imu

04:32:32 v_diddy: with its own sounding rockets that relay the real gps signal back to the launch platform!

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04:33:02 v_diddy: 4 days, 36 hours y'all.

04:35:03 asciilifeform: v_diddy: for a boat, it is really not hard to set up mechanized stellar tracker

04:35:16 v_diddy: autoastrolabe!

04:35:51 v_diddy: yes, i was typing something along the lines of "anyways, using gps for mission critical anything is braindamaged. you're better off with dead reckoning and navigation by star."

04:36:31 v_diddy: anyways, the "drone" comms are /entirely/ unencrypted.

04:36:35 v_diddy: rc aircraft idem.

04:36:53 asciilifeform: toy store machine, toy store crypto

04:38:16 v_diddy: *another* killer application of gossipd.

04:38:51 *: v_diddy goes shuffling through drawers for the uav wargames notes

04:39:03 asciilifeform: how's gossipd relate ?

04:40:52 v_diddy: swarm coordination

04:40:59 mircea_popescu: i don't get this : not like you can't put encryption on top of a clear channel

04:41:20 v_diddy: mircea_popescu: uav/rc suffers from the pile of chairs problem

04:41:27 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: why would toy maker bother.

04:41:32 v_diddy: if you want the systems to behave sanely, you have to rewrite everything down to the wire protocols

04:41:33 *: v_diddy digs

04:41:49 mircea_popescu: well toy maker i dunno, but you can do it if you care.

04:42:39 asciilifeform: a matched set of rf boxes that 9600 bauds in either direction, and you can do what you like with the outs, is commercial sop and costs maybe ten bux.

04:43:05 v_diddy: ehehahueahuaehu this aughta set asciilifeform off

04:43:07 v_diddy: http://smaccmpilot.org/artifacts/Galois-commsec.pdf

04:43:09 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1P2pKHn )

04:43:40 asciilifeform: v_diddy: famous crown corp.

04:43:48 v_diddy: i am intimately familiar!

04:43:50 asciilifeform: they sell 'verified' crypto to usg

04:44:04 v_diddy: have worked with them numerously!

04:44:15 asciilifeform: the document appears to describe standard gcm/aes. snore.

04:44:31 v_diddy: aha but haskell!11

04:44:39 v_diddy: "have haskell, will travel"

04:44:42 v_diddy: corp motto.

04:44:52 asciilifeform: i thought that was jane street co.

04:45:16 v_diddy: quants?

04:45:26 v_diddy: what traveling do quants do, they work for the bank.

04:45:45 *: asciilifeform does not know.

04:46:40 v_diddy: anyways, first brush with "security industry"

04:47:28 v_diddy: impression i walked away with was that of nerd's protection racket

04:48:13 v_diddy: "oh your wordpress is very very insecure. it has shared php hosting. you need to spend $maxint to migrate to custom blablabla with frufrufru to protect your reputation and reduce the risk of br34ches!1"

04:48:24 asciilifeform: laundry.

04:48:30 v_diddy: laundry?

04:48:36 asciilifeform: nobody gives a rat's arse what they purportedly make.

04:48:51 asciilifeform: favourite sons need warm nest.

04:49:59 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19109 @ 0.00054547 = 10.4234 BTC [+]

04:51:22 asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9SeOrGni9s << i have no idea if you have the ru to appreciate this, but it is rather like a distilled version of 11 or so of your articles

04:51:23 assbot: Как правильно допрашивать перед расстрелом (Меняйлов) - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/1M22OCi )

04:51:23 gribble: The operation succeeded.

04:51:23 v_diddy: there were more players.

04:52:55 mircea_popescu: doesn't wanna play for some reason.

04:53:46 asciilifeform: i might do a translation at some point, if mircea_popescu can find a box where it plays.

04:54:15 mircea_popescu: gee look at that, an hour's worth of video

04:54:23 mircea_popescu: not sure i wouldn't rather read the 11 articles

04:54:42 *: asciilifeform only saw 10 min

04:58:14 punkman: bon dia

04:59:56 mircea_popescu: "The media's preferred symbol for the disintegration of public order is looting, i.e the opposite of shopping."

05:03:15 punkman: indeed. on a sidenote, all the recent instances of looting around here were mobs taking food from supermarkets, not widescreen TVs.

05:03:37 mircea_popescu: wait, greece is in looting mode ?

05:03:55 punkman: not really, it has happened a few time in past decade though

05:04:07 mircea_popescu: ah

05:05:11 punkman: usually same demographic as the kids throwing rocks and molotovs at cops, not actual hungry people

05:05:14 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 35900 @ 0.00054554 = 19.5849 BTC [+]

05:06:17 punkman: v_diddy: congrats, καλορίζικο και καλοτάξιδο

05:08:34 v_diddy: ty! and here's hoping.

05:09:29 punkman: asciilifeform: a tenured prof is prolly the closest thing that presently exists in the western world to ~titled nobility~ << I don't buy it. Back when tenure was a thing, they wanted to keep professors around until parts started falling off. Now there's an endless stream of "professors", and gotta hire them so they can say "our PHDs get jobs"

05:11:17 asciilifeform: punkman: where i live, tenure is still a thing. in that the courts have held it to be a perverse kind of nontransferable property interest

05:11:23 asciilifeform: quite like nobility in the old days

05:12:23 v_diddy: tenured professors can kill with impunity?

05:13:03 asciilifeform: v_diddy: 'noble' meant very different things in different places.

05:13:06 punkman: (kill == bad grades)

05:13:43 asciilifeform: e.g., poland, where a good 7-10% of the place were, nominally, 'szlachta'

05:15:00 asciilifeform: punkman: the folks who 'gotta hire endless stream' of are called 'instructors' here.

05:15:14 asciilifeform: they are lower than dirt on the org chart.

05:25:34 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15009 @ 0.00054554 = 8.188 BTC [+]

05:31:24 punkman: http://www.aaup.org/report/trigger-warnings

05:31:25 assbot: On Trigger Warnings | AAUP ... ( http://bit.ly/1Pb7EkS )

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05:41:50 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 45589 @ 0.00054649 = 24.9139 BTC [+] {2}

05:47:56 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 25445 @ 0.00054554 = 13.8813 BTC [-]

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05:51:39 BingoBoingo: !up Chameleous

06:03:38 mircea_popescu: " If you wanted to learn, you headed towards where the books were and the people who could read them and that meant the great universities like Paris and Oxford."

06:03:40 mircea_popescu: ha-ha.

06:03:50 mircea_popescu: it meant paris. what the fuck is this "oxford"

06:04:10 mircea_popescu: derpy brits keep trying to retcon their insignificant island into things.

06:24:41 punkman: mircea_popescu: oxford was never great?

06:25:52 mircea_popescu: the thesis was whether oxford was there in the original wot. it was not.

06:26:35 mircea_popescu: at the time the paris university was starting the entire university thing, the king of france wouldn't have traded a middling french province for all of england ; which also he didn't.

06:28:03 mircea_popescu: at the time, the english were exactly like the 1600s scots (see their darien gap adventure). so they copied the bitcoin out of some idle kids and some peasants, which ended kloinking each other in the head.

06:28:37 mircea_popescu: three centuries later the dutch conquered england, moved their fleet there and so yes oxford eventually flourished. but the claim that it was "there in the 13th century" is spurious.

06:33:06 mircea_popescu: as a ready shorthand, remember that in 1400 the entire material production of the entire archipelago was worth about the same as that of one neighbourhood in milan.

06:36:15 punkman: i see. pretty dense history lesson there

06:38:04 mircea_popescu: the whole fantasy is very cs-scientist level of naive. read villon's testament - it should make it very plain what the point of university life was cca 1500 : THAT YOU COULD WALK IT.

06:38:24 mircea_popescu: everyone had one, and you could walk from basel to luxembourg.

06:38:51 mircea_popescu: this was immense - at the time a peasant who wanted to move, provided he somehow managed, had to fucking drag his entire possessions, on a rug. no wheels even, because too fucking techy for a peasant.

06:39:01 mircea_popescu: whereas the vagabond could carry all his possessions in his head!

06:39:25 mircea_popescu: THIS is why peasant chicks wistfully wisted for l'etudiant. because it is fucking fascinating, you are seriously telling me you can ~just go~ ?!?!?!

06:39:39 mircea_popescu: how do you do that from oxford, you swim the channel or something ?

06:39:53 mircea_popescu: england wasn't part of the party, not at that time.

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07:22:29 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6211 @ 0.00054966 = 3.4139 BTC [+]

07:31:38 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 21617 @ 0.00054814 = 11.8491 BTC [-] {2}

07:55:35 BingoBoingo: http://qntra.net/2015/10/billion-dollar-blimp-victim-of-police-shooting/#comment-72125

07:55:36 assbot: Billion Dollar Blimp Victim of Police Shooting | Qntra ... ( http://bit.ly/1GDlBqE )

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08:54:37 punkman: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSjpr7sWcAA7f0j.png

08:54:37 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1MyHZUo )

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10:10:14 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 31800 @ 0.00055101 = 17.5221 BTC [+] {3}

10:11:15 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 14900 @ 0.00055175 = 8.2211 BTC [+]

10:28:32 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 48084 @ 0.00055201 = 26.5428 BTC [+] {2}

11:04:32 jurov: i feel very dense now...v_diddy is sean combs? and you all congrat him for what?

11:06:09 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9200 @ 0.00055031 = 5.0629 BTC [-]

11:07:13 danielpbarron: it's ben_vulpes and it means he's a father

11:08:27 jurov: lol

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11:45:24 jurov: mircea_popescu: in your quest for other non-derpy irc chans, have you tried #lisp?

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12:56:58 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 80875 @ 0.00055762 = 45.0975 BTC [+] {2}

13:16:55 shinohai: Felicidades v_diddy btw, had my head in the clouds the past few hours.

13:17:36 shinohai: !up coinaday

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13:36:11 punkman: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/10/feds-apple-must-still-unlock-iphone-5s-even-after-defendant-pled-guilty/ n/t

13:36:12 assbot: After guilty plea, judge confused as to why prosecutors still want iPhone unlocked | Ars Technica ... ( http://bit.ly/1RF2eO5 )

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14:21:10 asciilifeform: https://cryptome.org/2015/10/wikileaks-honeypot-update.htm

14:21:11 assbot: Wikileaks honeypot/SAIC whistlebreaker update ... ( http://bit.ly/1Mz33KH )

14:21:34 asciilifeform: 'Wikileaks is not offering a search of Cryptome - the files are hosted on their server as a honeypot for snatching user data for who knows what. There are subtle sneaky differences that give it away...'

14:22:23 asciilifeform: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2999146/encryption/google-threatens-action-against-symantec-issued-certificates-following-botched-investigation.html << via same

14:22:24 assbot: Google threatens action against Symantec-issued SSL certificates following botched investigation | PCWorld ... ( http://bit.ly/1Mz394P )

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15:07:48 asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu didja know that it is impossible to produce a v-genesis for gnupg-1.4.10 ? it contains unprintable turds, yes ! e.g., the idiot 'localizators', po/*.gmo

15:07:48 gribble: The operation succeeded.

15:08:38 asciilifeform: and holy fuck, enough utf8 hieroglyphisms to kill five elephants

15:08:44 asciilifeform: (all over the place)

15:09:58 asciilifeform: where do i meet all of these mythical people who own a computer, use gpg, but do not know enough english to operate it without this garbage ?

15:22:29 asciilifeform: !up punkman

15:22:52 punkman: asciilifeform: is that because of the LC_ALL=C in vdiff?

15:24:49 asciilifeform: no such thing in there

15:25:12 asciilifeform: but more generally, unix diff is NOT FOR BINARIES

15:25:58 asciilifeform: ('binary' for n00bz is a file containing so much as one octet with its eighth bit set)

15:26:27 asciilifeform: funny how we keep having this thread.

15:30:25 punkman: dunno, I have a lot of code with unicode strings/comments

15:30:37 asciilifeform: that you wrote ?

15:30:45 punkman: sure

15:30:47 jurov: why shouldn't i be able to diff files with extended characters?

15:31:25 asciilifeform: jurov: there are specially-made tools for this (see the screenshots on mircea_popescu's www in the phuctor 3-parter article re: what i used)

15:31:25 phf: plan9's diff handles utf-8, the implicit decision here is that we're sticking to us-ascii

15:32:12 asciilifeform: it is what civilized people use when they program a computer.

15:32:12 punkman: also, wasn't LC_ALL=C needed for consistent ordering in diffs? I have it in mine

15:32:40 asciilifeform: punkman: i specifically did not include it in my signed copy of 'vdiff' because it is a workaround for people with broken boxes.

15:32:52 jurov: i want diff to be usable for any text files, not just code

15:32:54 asciilifeform: layering workarounds into the canon is precisely how we ended up with ball of shit.

15:33:27 jurov: and my code inevitably contains some localized strings

15:33:52 jurov: what workarounds?

15:34:10 asciilifeform: see, if symbolics corp. had won the war and the notion of 'character' was not braindamagedly bound to 'octet' - we would not be having this conversation.

15:34:48 asciilifeform: but it appears that all of the magic in the world did not suffice to retrofit a non-retarded notion of text onto unix

15:34:51 jurov: so? it is now bound to longint with special encoding

15:35:14 jurov: you know text was retarded from the very beginning

15:35:21 asciilifeform: jurov: witness what unix proggies that try to be 'special encoding'-aware look like.

15:35:25 asciilifeform: they look like garbage.

15:35:28 jurov: it was defined as "what fits into gets buffer

15:35:31 jurov: "

15:35:34 asciilifeform: trailing multimegabyte mystery libs

15:36:37 jurov: i understand but it does not mean it must be done that way

15:37:10 asciilifeform: it goes to the heart of how unix works

15:37:17 asciilifeform: streams operate bytewise

15:37:44 asciilifeform: with no notion of structure.

15:37:54 phf: jurov: problem is that there's no such thing as "any text file". a text file necessarily has an encoding, and your options are either standardize on an encoding (the way plan9 did it, with going all utf-8) or else carry massive machinery for supporting a range of encodings from utf-8 to shiftjis

15:37:56 asciilifeform: it is quite basic to the concept, to the extent there ever was a concept behind it.

15:38:22 asciilifeform: phf: even utf8 is a non-solution because there remain multiple glyph mappings

15:38:31 asciilifeform: and the variadic encoding is intrinsically gnarly

15:39:26 asciilifeform: now, a system with built-in notion of bignums (variable-length integers), e.g., lispm, does not suffer from any of this gnarl.

15:39:30 asciilifeform: but we haven't such a thing.

15:40:59 phf: utf-8 is a solution if you're ok iwth variadic encoding (though i've read many convincing arguments that utf-8 is new jersey brain dead), but the main issue is that full support of unicode is impossible withtout massive amounts of machinery. and you're going to butt head against the internal storage format and all the varieities of ucs-*, and ~then~ you're going to run into issues of normalization and multiple mappings and such

15:41:13 jurov: sigh. code to convert utf8 stream to wide char and back is 50 lines. with diff, one can safely ignore everything else, other encoding, nat'l sorting, normalized/unnormalized chars, etc.

15:41:30 jurov: no need to pull huge libs

15:41:50 asciilifeform: wide chars break unix.

15:41:56 asciilifeform: sorry. i did not invent unix

15:42:08 jurov: unix is broken by design

15:42:13 asciilifeform: no shit.

15:43:21 asciilifeform: as a native of what latinate folks regard as likewise a 'hieroglyphs' language, i STILL favour the abolition of 'hieroglyphs display on EVERY box'

15:43:34 asciilifeform: because it is inevitably a clusterfuck of complexity

15:43:40 asciilifeform: i favour the old msdos solution instead

15:43:52 jurov: well, you're bound to see your software broken by people who don't agree with you then

15:44:02 phf: jurov: i'm actually just trying to bridge your position and ascii's since i'm pretty indifferent personally to outcome of the decision. i used to latex by typing funny us-ascii combinations to produce cyrillic metafont renderings, and i also am intimately familiar with what's involved in support "other encoding, nat'l sorting, normalized/unnormalized chars", and it's a pita.

15:44:06 jurov: msdos code pages? srs?

15:44:09 asciilifeform: say jurov gotta see ?i?ek printed correctly

15:44:30 jurov: not just printed. i want to see diff working over it

15:44:39 jurov: and it is not so complicated as you paint it

15:44:47 asciilifeform: so he has a different set of glyphs above 0x80

15:44:52 asciilifeform: and i have another.

15:45:21 asciilifeform: jurov: the hard part is not diffing (diff readily diffs binaries)

15:45:24 asciilifeform: the hard part is printing.

15:45:25 asciilifeform: and parsing.

15:46:46 jurov: why?

15:47:05 jurov: printing is not your problem

15:47:30 jurov: and in any other cases where you don't have to choose exact glyph printed, you can ignore 99% of unicode spec

15:47:37 asciilifeform: jurov: go and find the src for gnu diff (it is in the logs) and see how much of the bulk and library load garbage is on account of non-latin.

15:48:05 jurov: because they opted to do other encodings, nat'l sorting, normalized/unnormalized chars, etc.

15:48:22 asciilifeform: jurov: so whatchawaiting for, write us a sane diff that behaves sanely on a typical unix box ?

15:48:23 jurov: they can be ignored.. and you supposedly ignore this argument :(

15:48:52 jurov: oh it won't behave sanely to your standars, anyway

15:48:59 asciilifeform: why not ?

15:51:38 jurov: "the variadic encoding is intrinsically gnarly" etc.

15:52:18 asciilifeform: it is a severe impedance mismatch with the unix philosophy.

15:52:55 asciilifeform: the merits of which are debatable, but a pure unix is a legitimate animal

15:53:11 asciilifeform: while a unix with weird shit hanging off the side is not a woman, but a bloke with cock lopped off

15:53:44 asciilifeform: jurov: do you own a copy of the lions book ?

15:53:47 kakobrekla: more like a woman with strap on

15:54:04 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=22-10-2014#887121

15:54:04 assbot: Logged on 22-10-2014 02:38:31; asciilifeform: othernubs`: see ubiquitous 'lions book' that we're imitating: http://v6.cuzuco.com/v6.pdf

15:54:26 asciilifeform: ever wonder what is all of this RUBBISH that is in a typical unix that ISN'T found in the lions book ?

15:56:44 jurov: you'er basically insisting that anyone who wants to do 8bit stuff in unix should sit themselves on a stake instead, or resort to ms-dos style wankery

15:57:04 asciilifeform: not 8-bit stuff, jurov. varidic int stuff.

15:57:07 asciilifeform: *variadic

15:57:30 asciilifeform: they break streams! srsly

15:57:53 asciilifeform: even something like character count is now O(N) !

15:58:44 asciilifeform: but aside from this, it makes for 10-20x the lines of code for me to read.

15:59:03 asciilifeform: and 10-20x as many gnarly crevices in which to hide off-by-ones, etc

16:01:06 jurov: that shitgnomes use variadic encoding as a means to append bloat is not failure of said encoding. they'd find another outlet easily

16:01:23 jurov: like the msdos cases, 8bit streams were preserver, but the rest was utter mess

16:05:38 phf: jurov: variadic anywhere in your string handling machinery means that you no longer have a meaningful concept of string, i.e. nth printable character is an nth object in array, instead everything that you manipulate is a stream with a state machine attached. be that utf-8 at the encoding level, or ucs-4 at the storage level which brings in surrogates and supplementary characters

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16:07:59 jurov: phf i proposed just ignore them

16:08:12 phf: a typical solution is then, like you said, ignore 90% of unicode standard, which means that, instead of having a clean model to work with, you have a c++ solution of "we support this particular subset of c++, because the other parts we think are braindead"

16:08:20 jurov: nope

16:09:00 jurov: diff would compare just the entities and would expect normalized both inputs the same way

16:09:17 jurov: the normalization, sorting, etc. would be done by other tool

16:09:24 phf: oh, see..

16:09:34 jurov: so diff would stay simple

16:11:08 phf: i think the argument against that is that ascii is trying to build a b-a system starting with small tools out. if you're claiming to support unicode in your diff, that necessarily means that "done by other tool" is automatically included in the scope of future b-a work

16:11:13 jurov: and "concept of string".. something has to give, in this case "string"===="byte array"

16:13:28 punkman: diff works fine with utf-8 documents, doesn't it?

16:15:20 jurov: punkman: yes because there's whole unicode machinery implemented which ppl rightfully abhor

16:16:46 jurov: btw, that "string" = "byte array" thing, specifically people who like to do pointer arithmetic around it caused enough grief i won't miss it at all

16:17:23 jurov: *every* time i did anything nontrivial with #include <string.h> it ended up by drawing stuff on paper

16:19:12 phf: jurov: my personal concern is not "byte array" equivalency, but "object in array"

16:20:00 phf: a=['e', '´'] vs b=['é']. a[0] != b[0]

16:20:38 jurov: that's the braindamaged part, which should be dealt separately

16:21:21 jurov: and such tgins existed before, consider a="\t" vs b=" "

16:21:26 jurov: *things

16:21:36 phf: wut

16:22:04 jurov: you're expected to make it consistent before passing in to diff

16:22:21 jurov: or use "ignore whitespaces" kludge

16:22:28 jurov: same with normalization

16:22:49 jurov: instead of adding kludge to diff, be it extra step

16:22:56 phf: but i'm not talking about diff specifically, i'm saying that whatever decissions are being made about diff now are going to influence the kind of work we'll have to do in the future

16:24:21 phf: some hypothetical b-a os and internal consistency of the whole model. if you say "we support utf-8" here, you're also saying "we support unicode x.y" everywhere

16:25:39 jurov: otherwise you have to keep stuff 8-bit clean throughout, is that better?

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16:27:35 jurov: i mean, remove extended chars from everythign that goes in

16:27:36 phf: jurov: that's a question to ascii, as far as "better". my point is that "us-ascii" vs "utf-8" in v/vdiff has greater implications

16:27:47 jurov: ofc it has

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16:30:20 phf: i personally prefer the lc_ctype=koi8-r solution, but that's because i'm a retrograde :p

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16:32:05 jurov: around 2000 i had on my system files and filenames in cp852, koi8, iso8859-2 and cp1250 encodings... no thanks

16:33:52 jurov: also as sysadmin had to configure samba to deal with them..nopenopenope. utf8 was definite improvement.

16:34:03 punkman: there is no unicode machinery in diff

16:35:14 phf: jurov: so did i, and i appreciate utf-8 in my music selection or random durp i download from the internet. i wouldn't care if there's some frequent surrogate issue with track file names, but i do care that i can't have a professional tool where that sort of questions have predictable, if not necessarily easy and fun answers

16:35:23 asciilifeform: punkman: this is disingenously true

16:35:31 jurov: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=20-08-2015#1245519 there is i18n which behaves as described here

16:35:31 assbot: Logged on 20-08-2015 16:57:03; ascii_field: srsly, different sort order on different versions of 'diff' ?

16:35:52 asciilifeform: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/diffutils.git/tree/src/util.c << a good chunk of the complexity IS THERE BECAUSE characters are EVER variadic

16:35:53 assbot: diffutils.git - GNU diff and patch utilities ... ( http://bit.ly/1P36dGM )

16:36:09 asciilifeform: and yes, jurov found the diff thread

16:36:18 asciilifeform: where we learned that yes, it is retarded in 1,001 ways

16:36:31 asciilifeform: all of them traceable to variadic chars

16:37:24 punkman: does it work with utf-16?

16:37:36 *: asciilifeform is l0lzing over how we are replacing the asciilifeform vs mircea_popescu debate on udp, with jurov playing the part of asciilifeform and asciilifeform playing the part of mircea_popescu

16:38:26 jurov: asciilifeform: i see thirs of the code dealing with various "ignore whitespace" kludges

16:38:30 jurov: *third

16:38:32 asciilifeform: punkman: it could work if no one were to ever use anything else. but the distinction between 'this is a binary blob and is to be cut into octets' vs 'this is a text blob and is to be cut into words' would remain

16:38:58 punkman: why does diff need to know about words?

16:39:18 asciilifeform: by 'words' i meant uint16_t's

16:39:40 punkman: my guess is it doesn't work with utf16 because it can't find linebreaks

16:39:44 asciilifeform: jurov: a good chunk of that complexity is on account of O(N) operations on strings made necessary by variads

16:40:34 asciilifeform: i suppose this is not a bad time for one of my usual batshit monologues:

16:40:35 jurov: can you point me to a line number? i fail to see it there

16:40:53 asciilifeform: why do you think no one has to date succeeded in 'bonfire of the unix' ?

16:41:03 asciilifeform: as in, cutting all the shitgnomatic crud until we have something like the lions book again ?

16:41:16 asciilifeform: the reason is that every time the surgeon begins to cut, he sees 'inoperable tumour'

16:41:36 asciilifeform: every time you stick in the knife, somebody says 'NOOOOOO! this is NECESSARY complexity...!'

16:41:47 asciilifeform: 'I'M JWZ AND I JUST WANT SHIT TO WURK!'

16:42:23 jurov: would bitcoin run on the lions book system?

16:42:32 asciilifeform: depends.

16:43:21 asciilifeform: therealbitcoin, as we have it, makes minimal use of gnarly unixisms. but its dependencies (incl. gcc and the toolchain) are another matter.

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16:44:43 phf: could crosscompile the core, but openssl/boost, i don't even imagine the scope of that one

16:45:56 phf: actually i don't think v6 has threads

16:46:49 asciilifeform: phf: in case this wasn't obvious, i was not speaking of a ~literal~ return to v6

16:48:53 *: phf puts back his lion's copy

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17:56:51 asciilifeform: jurov awake ?

17:57:03 jurov: yes?

17:57:10 asciilifeform: could you plz check turdatron ?

17:57:25 asciilifeform: it ate my shit, for the 1,001th time.

18:00:21 asciilifeform: this is REALLY getting old.

18:00:31 jurov: yes, i'm doing it on purpose

18:00:43 *: asciilifeform not blaming jurov

18:11:00 mircea_popescu: actually as frustrating as it is, iirc there was always a good reason

18:12:25 *: asciilifeform got tired, and,

18:12:26 asciilifeform: http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1533

18:12:30 assbot: Loper OS » MPI sans the mud. ... ( http://bit.ly/1l0WdBf )

18:12:35 asciilifeform: ^^^ mircea_popescu et al ^^^

18:13:01 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform myeah.

18:13:48 mircea_popescu: ie, yes, i knew.

18:13:52 asciilifeform: kudos to mircea_popescu for supplying a blessed version of the package.

18:14:05 mircea_popescu: o.O

18:14:10 mircea_popescu: what is this, capitalist merit ?

18:14:12 asciilifeform: and many anti-kudos to the authors of the package for making me do what i had to do.

18:16:25 asciilifeform: errata. item 4 should say '(1), (2), and (3)' instead of '(1) and (2)'.

18:16:57 mircea_popescu: lol funny how this happens.

18:17:37 mircea_popescu: jurov haven't, no.

18:19:02 jurov: asciilifeform ok, nm, on it

18:19:19 asciilifeform: jurov: no worries, already posted.

18:19:22 asciilifeform: to my www.

18:20:27 asciilifeform: http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1533 << reload page for errata section.

18:20:28 assbot: Loper OS » MPI sans the mud. ... ( http://bit.ly/1l0WdBf )

18:20:50 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312574 << if the "there are subtle" were actually a specific list, i would be much more convinced.

18:20:50 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 14:21:34; asciilifeform: 'Wikileaks is not offering a search of Cryptome - the files are hosted on their server as a honeypot for snatching user data for who knows what. There are subtle sneaky differences that give it away...'

18:20:58 mircea_popescu: as it is - cryptome is the whistlebreaking device.

18:21:22 asciilifeform: could easily both serve hitler.

18:21:22 mircea_popescu: and that what they attempt to do with the recently stolen item is to try and muddy up wikileaks is, at least to my eyes informative.

18:21:37 mircea_popescu: a) they know the secret is out, so this candle is burning - gotta use it NOW for maximum impact

18:21:42 mircea_popescu: b) they still hate assange.

18:21:59 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform there is a huge wall of fire between easily and probably.

18:22:27 mircea_popescu: an ufo chock full of partying alien sluts on alien spring break could ~easily~ land in brooklyn too

18:22:50 *: asciilifeform expected mircea_popescu to make this observation.

18:23:06 mircea_popescu: good for you, shows your ties to sanity are strong :D

18:23:24 asciilifeform: except that i'm not convinced that cryptome was ever a human thing

18:23:29 asciilifeform: and didn't always serve hitler.

18:24:18 mircea_popescu: i never really followed it.

18:24:26 mircea_popescu: i suppose the people who inform me also didn't think much of it.

18:25:18 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312583 << the point is not that they exist. the point is that nsa decided cca 1990 that IN THE FUTURE tm/r it WANTS them to exist.

18:25:18 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 15:09:58; asciilifeform: where do i meet all of these mythical people who own a computer, use gpg, but do not know enough english to operate it without this garbage ?

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18:25:42 mircea_popescu: wouldn't it be great if you couldn't read azn code because "if" was written in coolie ?

18:25:58 mircea_popescu: back then they still hoped china might be just a sort of magical closet.

18:26:07 mircea_popescu: and it was important to separate the cowstumers from the coolies.

18:26:44 asciilifeform: actually it mostly ~is~ a closet. 99.999% of the cn code publicly known on the net (in any attributable way) is wincrud.

18:27:25 asciilifeform: the kind entirely unusable anywhere sane at all.

18:27:28 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312599 << unicode is not text.

18:27:28 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 15:32:52; jurov: i want diff to be usable for any text files, not just code

18:28:03 mod6: asciilifeform thx for posting the MPI stuff.

18:28:05 mircea_popescu: text means a very specific thing. latin alphabet. nothing else. if you'd rather work with 文本, work with 文本.

18:28:17 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform myeah.

18:32:07 asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312718 << replaying.

18:32:07 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 16:37:36; *: asciilifeform is l0lzing over how we are replacing the asciilifeform vs mircea_popescu debate on udp, with jurov playing the part of asciilifeform and asciilifeform playing the part of mircea_popescu

18:32:13 asciilifeform: argh.

18:32:22 mircea_popescu: lol

18:32:29 *: asciilifeform is a 2-pass compiler apparently

18:33:09 mircea_popescu: explain this to me. what the fuck is a "sane notion of text" ?

18:33:19 mircea_popescu: just because you can elegantly package idiocy in sexpr does not alter what text is

18:33:38 mircea_popescu: and just because you can't see where this problem breaks shit down from where you sit doesn't mean it's not gonna. it will.

18:33:41 asciilifeform: one that fits will into the architecture of the machine.

18:33:47 jurov: meh. i'll believe you both when you in the names of simplicity, shot "ignore whitespaces" too.

18:33:47 asciilifeform: and yes, this is bidirectional.

18:33:51 mircea_popescu: this is entirely beyond the fucking point.

18:34:03 mircea_popescu: a badly defined notion CAN NEVER fit well into a machine

18:34:11 mircea_popescu: no matter how elegant the pretense can be made to appear.

18:34:32 mircea_popescu: jurov da fuck is "ignore whitespaces" ?

18:35:08 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 'text' is merely a subprogram for a program that displays glyphs. any other definition is braindamaged and will have to be paid for, again and again, until replaced with a sane one.

18:35:32 mircea_popescu: no.

18:36:05 mircea_popescu: and i will ritously say this is americanism at its finest. "oh, i like this girl, what need of her fambly ? we'll just live together under a blanked of sky, alone, like those two kids in the chinese myth!".

18:36:16 mircea_popescu: "oh, hurr, i kinda like the bible and my name is john smith".

18:36:25 mircea_popescu: this is not how things fgucking work. text means latin.

18:36:53 asciilifeform: should we also abolish case?

18:36:55 asciilifeform: punctuation ?

18:37:05 mircea_popescu: no, you shgouldn't have abolished case.

18:37:13 asciilifeform: (rome lacked either)

18:37:21 jurov: mircea_popescu: "ignore whitespaces" is half of the source alf posted me as example

18:37:23 mircea_popescu: just because bunches of barbarians "do without" the ablative doesn't mean they can fucking think in their pigdin

18:37:33 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i beg your pardon ?!

18:37:35 asciilifeform: nono, upper/lower case

18:38:00 mircea_popescu: you mean in iconography ?

18:38:06 asciilifeform: aha

18:38:08 asciilifeform: glyphs

18:38:22 mircea_popescu: i count myself fortunate you don't know about j/g

18:38:37 *: asciilifeform knows about j and v/u

18:38:45 mircea_popescu: what shall we do ;/

18:39:03 asciilifeform: l0l

18:39:51 asciilifeform: anyway the reason to have a sane notion of text and glyphs is not so that coolies can write hieroglyphs but so that one can speak of mathematics.

18:39:55 asciilifeform: (if no other reason is needed.)

18:40:09 *: mircea_popescu fumes

18:40:13 asciilifeform: but on unix we can't really have this conversation at all.

18:40:23 asciilifeform: we are in afghan, making kalash from umbrella.

18:40:24 mircea_popescu: you god damned mathematician folk and your insane demands of language.

18:40:33 mircea_popescu: damn you all to hell and eternal torment!

18:40:39 *: asciilifeform already there

18:40:53 *: asciilifeform spins on stake

18:40:55 mircea_popescu: should have taken a god fearting major like the letters.

18:41:17 asciilifeform: eh i'd be spewing greek then

18:41:19 asciilifeform: same problem.

18:41:30 mircea_popescu: im going to have breakfast before i pop a vein

18:41:46 *: asciilifeform wanders off in the direction of pet

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18:52:09 v_diddy: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312555 << very educational to watch drmeister and co hammer on clasp

18:52:09 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 11:45:24; jurov: mircea_popescu: in your quest for other non-derpy irc chans, have you tried #lisp?

19:01:04 mircea_popescu: maybe when i retire i'll learn to lisp.

19:02:40 jurov: v_diddy: my late congrats!

19:02:59 mircea_popescu: he said late ha ha *snort*

19:14:04 v_diddy: aahuehuaehuaehuahahaehua

19:14:10 v_diddy: thanks jurov

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20:20:22 mircea_popescu: (though i've read many convincing arguments that utf-8 is new jersey brain dead) << al lyou need to know is that it's what seems to have been left standing once the pain of "gotta support bullshit" washed off.

20:21:38 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312629 << hey, i nullrouted orc glyphs in romanian text! not even computing, literature.

20:21:38 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 15:43:21; asciilifeform: as a native of what latinate folks regard as likewise a 'hieroglyphs' language, i STILL favour the abolition of 'hieroglyphs display on EVERY box'

20:22:08 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312632 << once they broke it it's no longer mine, it's theirs.

20:22:08 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 15:43:52; jurov: well, you're bound to see your software broken by people who don't agree with you then

20:24:18 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 63350 @ 0.00055684 = 35.2758 BTC [+] {4}

21:25:24 mircea_popescu: but in other news, http://33.media.tumblr.com/a5afc14bea4f9e01092fe5b598c8d5d1/tumblr_n9mvwceO5b1s4dm6ao1_500.gif

21:25:25 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/1MzAih1 )

21:30:30 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312684 << you are not the only one.

21:30:30 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 16:17:23; jurov: *every* time i did anything nontrivial with #include <string.h> it ended up by drawing stuff on paper

21:30:55 *: mircea_popescu has said "AT THE VERY FUCKING LEAST!!!1 separate this mess into string.h and non-string.h god damned it!!1"

21:31:14 mircea_popescu: "localization" makes even office fucking management a nightmare.

21:34:28 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 28050 @ 0.00055117 = 15.4603 BTC [-]

21:34:31 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312712 << the more i think abvout it the more i understand the "display has its own computer" cut of this gordian knot.

21:34:31 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 16:35:52; asciilifeform: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/diffutils.git/tree/src/util.c << a good chunk of the complexity IS THERE BECAUSE characters are EVER variadic

21:42:52 shinohai: ;;later tell mod6 Success I guess? http://dpaste.com/3WH9Q58

21:42:54 assbot: dpaste: 3WH9Q58 ... ( http://bit.ly/1RkqO73 )

21:42:54 gribble: The operation succeeded.

21:43:20 mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312739 <<->> http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312731

21:43:20 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 16:46:49; asciilifeform: phf: in case this wasn't obvious, i was not speaking of a ~literal~ return to v6

21:43:20 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 16:41:36; asciilifeform: every time you stick in the knife, somebody says 'NOOOOOO! this is NECESSARY complexity...!'

21:43:27 mircea_popescu: i has lulzed enough to last me the month.

21:43:37 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 38957 @ 0.00055172 = 21.4934 BTC [+] {2}

21:45:55 mircea_popescu: re asciilifeform mpi : the actual extraction, and especially auditing of the rng is a very worthy project.

21:46:03 mircea_popescu: it mighgt even tie in with the phuctor.

21:49:13 mod6: shinohai: yeah, looks like it worked. thanks!

21:54:59 shinohai: next stop Ubuntu

21:57:51 mod6: thx1

21:58:22 shinohai: np, glad to be back on track

22:11:16 jurov: asciilifeform: sadly i don't have your message because it started eating the bounces for yet unknown reason

22:11:43 mircea_popescu: you clearly don't feed that thing enough.

22:12:27 jurov: spam isn't as nutritional as i thought, seems

22:13:13 jurov: you're welcome to resend it to juraj@coinbr.com or otherwise publish

22:19:13 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 55050 @ 0.00055228 = 30.403 BTC [+] {3}

22:29:23 mircea_popescu: "Whenever I see a reference to a statement that seems insane to me, two things will be true: 1. It will take me as long to get the study as it did to conduct the study, i.e. 45 minutes. No hyperlink. No free access. Then I have to go into the university's PubMed, which takes me through three windows to Science Direct or some other outlet. Why, oh why, can't I just click "(15)" in the original paper and immediately

22:29:24 mircea_popescu: see it? Because: 2. It will turn out to be actually insane, and the only part of the reference that will support the statement will be the title."

22:29:42 mircea_popescu: hence http://fraudsters.com/2014/how-to-deal-with-pseudoscience/

22:29:43 assbot: How to deal with pseudoscience ? on fraudsters - A blog by Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1MRVDzE )

22:30:10 mircea_popescu: aka "any claim as to science or studies done made in english, or by a libtard, or in support of notions not found in the literature of 1800 is to be dismissed out of hand."

22:53:46 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7939 @ 0.00055417 = 4.3996 BTC [+]

23:04:57 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 24795 @ 0.00055843 = 13.8463 BTC [+]

23:10:34 BingoBoingo: !up ascii_field

23:11:28 ascii_field: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312876 << as symbolics lispm console was !!

23:11:28 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 21:34:31; mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312712 << the more i think abvout it the more i understand the "display has its own computer" cut of this gordian knot.

23:11:39 deedbot-: [Qntra] US DoD Extracts Guilty Pleas From Mom and Pop Competitors - http://qntra.net/2015/10/us-dod-extracts-guilty-pleas-from-mom-and-pop-competitors/

23:12:04 ascii_field: it by itself was a pretty fast 16bit comp with multiple cpu !

23:12:54 ascii_field: see also http://log.bitcoin-assets.com//?date=21-10-2015#1304222

23:12:54 assbot: Logged on 21-10-2015 00:56:46; asciilifeform: connects to the box itself with a thick triax cable

23:13:05 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 35500 @ 0.00055746 = 19.7898 BTC [-] {3}

23:14:52 ascii_field: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312886 << what if i admitted to having extracted it...

23:14:52 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 21:45:55; mircea_popescu: re asciilifeform mpi : the actual extraction, and especially auditing of the rng is a very worthy project.

23:16:14 ascii_field: (deliberately not released with the mpi, because imho they are separate concerns)

23:17:17 ascii_field: there are 3 separate rng subsystems in gpg 1.4 - but more on this later)

23:18:47 ascii_field: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312884 << yknow, if you want at&t sysv for pc, you can have! some nut ported...

23:18:47 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 21:43:27; mircea_popescu: i has lulzed enough to last me the month.

23:19:11 assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18485 @ 0.0005587 = 10.3276 BTC [+] {2}

23:22:27 ascii_field: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=31-10-2015#1312897 << death to copyrasty

23:22:27 assbot: Logged on 31-10-2015 22:29:23; mircea_popescu: "Whenever I see a reference to a statement that seems insane to me, two things will be true: 1. It will take me as long to get the study as it did to conduct the study, i.e. 45 minutes. No hyperlink. No free access. Then I have to go into the university's PubMed, which takes me through three windows to Science Direct or some other outlet. Why, oh why, can't I just click "(15)" in the original pap

23:23:30 ascii_field: but i thought mircea_popescu ~liked~ paywalls...?

23:23:52 ascii_field: or only likes his?

23:29:39 BingoBoingo: !v assbot:BingoBoingo.rate.peterl.1:0a8a8858ddc91f3e623eaa68eb5a4aa37e77c9a8840c191ff70fb388b75c88e1

23:29:39 assbot: Successfully added a rating of 1 for peterl with note: writes stuff on occasion.

23:44:37 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform they are separate concerns.

23:44:52 mircea_popescu: also one of those things hwere more work (esp by students) is never wasted

23:44:57 mircea_popescu: such as computing pi or measuring h

23:45:45 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i also like cocks (mine) and women (my own) and so on.

23:50:01 mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo "granted immunity to former detective Austin, Texas police detective Charles Kleinert "

23:50:50 BingoBoingo: fck, fxd

23:51:35 BingoBoingo: Dependopotami are real

23:51:37 BingoBoingo: https://archive.is/QJlVT

23:51:38 assbot: MFW my husband asks me if I'll work out while he's deployed. : TrollXChromosomes ... ( http://bit.ly/1WnLG46 )

23:57:38 mircea_popescu: multicultural studies : poppedia.es : "Naomi Klein (nacida en Montreal, Canad?, el 8 de mayo de 1970) es una periodista e investigadora canadiense de gran influencia en el movimiento antiglobalizaci?n y el socialismo democr?tico" ; poppedia.en : "Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of corpora

23:57:39 mircea_popescu: te capitalism."

23:57:48 mircea_popescu: why are the spanishtards so unsophisticated ?

23:58:57 mircea_popescu: and it goes into weird from there, "tercera via" is a thing for the spanishtards

23:59:48 mircea_popescu: (amusingly, they omit versioning for good reason. ceausescu's aparatchicks also had a "third way", like did the russians, like the peronisto-kirscherists, cuba is in its very own tercera via like is korea like is venezuela like that native midget what's his name sinking peru etc.