hanbot: <mircea_popescu> yes. the place you describe, btw, is prolly "bad curtain" mentioned afore. << badea cartan was indeed pretty satisfying. except for that one time i went to the fish shop on a blazing afternoon and found the attendant woman eating a rather underdone softboiled egg with a tiny spoon behind the buckets of crap and icre crap and experienced an acute tactile-olfactory horror
asciilifeform currently sitting in ‘museum of communist konsoomer’, playing with toys of his childhood, reading various ro equivs of наука и жизнь , guides to e.g. female hygiene (i shit thee not), engineering , misc vintage
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform there's some east/west differences, but yes. not just your father either, iirc i mentioned ro army general who was like "what did you think, i'd desert to moscow ? they're more fucked than we are"
mircea_popescu: but anyway. the czechs had it even ebtter than teh romanians and so following.
mircea_popescu: as to moscow, the new tsar has exafctly the problems of the old ones. problems tend to outlive tsars.
mircea_popescu: and in other lulz, "Young Ukrainian woman with excellent command of English and previous experience of Britain wishes to serve a woman or couple in the UK. Little previous experience of BDSM but very submissive and obedient."
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Consider alternate income streams like taping cheese and wurst to groin then smuggling into US?
trinque: lol, if it were only unsatisfied demand for good things
BingoBoingo: And in other news, today is 2nd anniversary of BingoBoingo's first AA meeting. Cake will be later.
mircea_popescu: it's like an unwashed cunt, a good idea in principle implemented by imbeciles. as a result it provides a warm crack and fresh food to a whole pile of slime molds, cockroaches, worms, etcetera
BingoBoingo: And for some reason still worse when warm crack is chronically dry than when when chronically wet, this we learned from pantsuit
mircea_popescu: trilema has been a mindblowing exercise in "common man use of internet". EVERY fucking month a new botnet attempts to co-opt it into the totally-fucking-genius idea of ddos-by-wordpress. yes, that ancient hole published on trilema yuears ago, still unfixed.
mircea_popescu: trilema responds with a "fuck you" 40 byte message. THIS DOES NOT DETER.
mircea_popescu: they will try mns of times, 5-10-20 a second, because 0 interest in anything.
mircea_popescu: now and again i ban them (which results in attempts returning soft 404s, which is trilema pages, at a cost of 100kb+- per attempt)
mircea_popescu: this burns 10-20-50gb worth of BW before the lazy ass imbecile "hacker" notices and turns it off.
mircea_popescu: it's basically amoeba, 0 interest in doing anything right, 100% motivated by pain avoidance.
mircea_popescu: does the endless stream of 46 byte error messages do anything ? like in the vein of cracking us in the skull? no ?!?! THEN CONTINUE!!!
mircea_popescu: i full on suspect 50% or more of all the "work" engaged in at the offices of the various silicon-valley "building the future" "entrepreneurial" pieces of shit consists on repeatedly clicking "try again" on those old dos "general failure" error prompts.
mircea_popescu: who knows, maybe attempt #54654765986 does something different.
a111: Logged on 2017-10-22 22:03 asciilifeform: erlehmann also wrote in re that lamport parachute is neat because can be fired using only paper. which is indeed tru, and quite neat in situation that calls for parachuting.
mircea_popescu: is this more of the same "i do not approve of mp, because i'm fucked in the head enough to imagine there my be such a thing as my approval of mp ?"
a111: Logged on 2017-06-14 15:42 mircea_popescu: so i was gonna quote this story with my grandfather regretting the time of stalin, except apparently it;'s not in the log ? and there's even attempts to find the shit, like http://btcbase.org/log/2016-03-15#1433159
asciilifeform: i'ma have to come back to this item. it was the thing with the swamp
mircea_popescu: anyway, no theorems isn't it. there's that famous case of my driver whom my mother (who was bumming a ride) asked in shock why'd he'd go around playing valet for a 17yo. he said something like "not everyone's a big deal". man had 0 theorems to prove, but also didn't go around deluding himself on the matter.
ben_vulpes: "Someone blessed with enough ability so as to recognize the superior qualities in the chosen by the Fates as our hero here present, but who carries neither the sweet delusion of recognizing the same in himself, nor ..."
mircea_popescu: be all you can be, yes ; protect your ass as far as it can be, sure. BUT NO FURTHER. as far as it can be and no further! and don't go around pretending like anything's just as good as anything else, either.
asciilifeform: btw for n00bs, mircea_popescu's gem is from no less a man than lermontov
mircea_popescu: here's a question for the ages : i put on trilema at some point a photochop depicting this slightly fat, mongoloid teenaged male smiling proudly next to a taller babe that he had ms-pain drawn his arms around.
mircea_popescu: “Lîngă Făcăieni, aproape de Feteşti, ne-au turnat nişte săteni, care ne-au văzut odihnindu-ne lîngă o lizieră. Şeful de post, apărut din senin, ne-a cerut actele. Sub ameninţarea pistolului mitralieră, l-am legat de un copac şi am dat drumul la restul. Doar nu era să tragem. Nu furasem actele pentru asta. S-a dat alarma şi sute de miliţieni şi securişti, dotaţi cu elicoptere, ne-au luat urma”, îşi
mircea_popescu: aminteşte Rovenţiu. Au reuşit să scape din mai multe încercuiri; s-a tras în ei de sute de ori, însă “noi n-am folosit niciodată armamentul, deşi puteam să-i ciuruim de nenumărate ori”.
mircea_popescu: you will know wankery by that unerring sign, that it is wankery.
mircea_popescu: virgin boy's wet dreams work exactly like adult's, BUT, importantly, they lack any representation of the vulva. because he's never seen one. if all he's seen is his mom's boob the succubi will show him boobs and he'll cream ; if he's once seen a slit, his succubi will have slits, but no clits. and so following.
mircea_popescu: what is this jan valjean bullshit of would be assassins who "could but wouldn't" shoot ?
mircea_popescu: because the enemy purports to a "dispassionate" which is to say batshit insane "application of justice", random woman like say monica lewinsky can go to jail ~forever for ANYTHING. such as you know, "having not told some nosy bureaucrats whatever detail of her own god damned private sex life".
mircea_popescu: this then creates in the republic a pressure : since you might as well go to jail for jaywalking, DO NOT jaywalk, "because you have more important things to do" and "it'd be a pity to end up hanged for jaywalking".
mircea_popescu: this is exactly the idiotic "make it count" argument. and it should be obvious that ALL IT DOES is a) actually enact the "less important" enemy nonsense, such as "jaywalking laws" and b) fundamentally corrupt the republican opposition, because if you won't naturally jaywalk, hoiw would you naturally shoot obama in the face ? one needs the other, like tree needs roots.
a111: Logged on 2015-01-30 05:51 mircea_popescu: which is why i am not ever giving it up. the freedom to threaten is not merely my fundamental, unassailable sovereign property, but moreover essential for the construction of effectual instruments to squash the socialists and their golums.
mircea_popescu: "oh but mp, you're such an elegant intelligent dood, why would you". guess.
mircea_popescu: worst fucking thing you can do is allow this reduction-to-centrality, "only present the core of the argument cuz branches are just as dangerous but not as relevant" sorta nonsense.
a111: Logged on 2017-10-27 20:18 mircea_popescu: because the enemy purports to a "dispassionate" which is to say batshit insane "application of justice", random woman like say monica lewinsky can go to jail ~forever for ANYTHING. such as you know, "having not told some nosy bureaucrats whatever detail of her own god damned private sex life".
a111: Logged on 2014-03-05 02:05 asciilifeform: 'american does not believe the man in the uniform to be a bandit, with whom one can come to an understanding. he believes him to be a robot, who must be feared. american law enforcers are able to, by pressing on the keyboard of a multitude of laws and regulations, 'transmute' the most insignificant peccadillo into a monstrous deed. FBI did not need to beat up Monica or toss into her purse heroin or ammunition
mircea_popescu: so yes, i expect you're right. everything in socialistupidstan is decided by irrelevant points of minutia, pointedly and carefully avoiding any substantive discussion. why'd you be an exception.
asciilifeform: the jaywalking point is exactly troo, and was beginning to form in asciilifeform's head when he signed up for $mission
asciilifeform: and it can be turned on its head : do a proper deed ~before~ being shot, with surprised stupid face, for an inevitable jaywalking you may or may not even have done.
jhvh1: mircea_popescu: (ticker [--bid|--ask|--last|--high|--low|--avg|--vol] [--currency XXX] [--market <market>|all]) -- Return pretty-printed ticker. Default market is Bitfinex. If one of the result options is given, returns only that numeric result (useful for nesting in calculations). If '--currency XXX' option is given, returns ticker for that three-letter currency code. It is up to you to make sure the code is a valid (1 more message)
mod6: i did this recently when looking at the rsa thing that happened back in like august of '15
a111: Logged on 2016-07-21 22:10 mircea_popescu: i suppose one thing we could do is change how a111 works so that on every outbout link posted here it a) makes an archive.is copy of thje page ; b) downloads the corresponding zip
a111: Logged on 2017-10-27 22:07 asciilifeform: afaik nobody knows where to even begin resolving this knot,
trinque: whole log's worth of archive is, bet, one drive's worth at most
mircea_popescu: trinque idea being that there's a necessary and natural cut between log matter and linked matter.
mircea_popescu: the principal impediment to republican logging, atm, is that nobod yucan be arsed to write a html de-fucker ; there is one already written, by the archive.is dood, which spits out zips. the solutions then are either a) piggyback on that, which alf has (irresponsibly) been trying to obstruct throughout, and in the laughablest of manners or else b) make own, which will without exception require making own, and RIGHT NOW, not "n
mircea_popescu: thatg aside, the more pressing problem is that we don't have a proper pdf-decrufter, (random moron with delusions of self-impoirtance failed to be useful, as you prolly recall), and if we're going to do something by hand this'd be more sorely needed than that.
trinque: sure, separate items. I was attacking the price and that which was priced.
mircea_popescu: between logotrons that reliably maintain the archive.is produced zips of any linked pages and a service which spits out text versions of pdfs (and youtube videos etc), to be also archived, we'd actually have a complete solution