mircea_popescu: the TWIST however, is that the bad guys (uk govt) are trying to protect not "officials" but private individuals, from a crazed online campaign by the usual pantsuit. at stakle is the culling of badgers, which are common pests, and as animals have no rights.
mircea_popescu: "Our intention is to patrol the cull zones and using Cree LED torches and noise disrupt the illegal shooting of badgers, We will assume that all shooting is illegal until we have been notified by a government body that a farm is licensed. When we have been notified of which specific farms within the zone are legal we will monitor the cull & using Cree LED torches and noise notify marksmen of our presence, not to disrupt the s
mircea_popescu: hooting but to make sure everyone is safe. Please read our legal guide to understand the laws and stay within them." << teh strong scent of anal childhood, "lalala we are calling it something else!!!"
mircea_popescu: overpowering in that earlier piece re stealing people's money to promote ideas of social engineering that the govt doesn't actually have the guts to put in the budget and tax for.
asciilifeform: we have (had?) these folx here in usa. they're the reason why there were armed guards at the rat house at asciilifeform's old lab.
mircea_popescu: "oh, property is not a fundamental right ; but not forcing randos to give it away to our friends may create problems of a most ethereal nature!!11"
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: sounds almost as if their object were to catch a stray bullet here an' there and then blame hunters
mircea_popescu: incidentally trinque you got some kind of continuance in place ?
trinque: there's the usual stream of backups; as for bus factor, machine-wise the strategy is ever-easier deploys. in regards to my own pulse, was thinking of giving ben_vulpes a holler, so might as well bring it up now.
mircea_popescu: i would ~really hate~ having to redo the whole deedbot stack (deeds, wot AND payments) in the manner we had to redo btcalpha when mike got sucked back into fiatlife.
mircea_popescu: then again, i would also really hate fucking with a man's work ; so find something that works for you while it doesn't expose us to that downside.
mimisbrunnr: Logged on 2017-10-04 02:45 trinque: there's the usual stream of backups; as for bus factor, machine-wise the strategy is ever-easier deploys. in regards to my own pulse, was thinking of giving ben_vulpes a holler, so might as well bring it up now.
trinque: the deposit fee isn't meant to be more than a baseline "help keep the lights on" source of revenue.
ben_vulpes: i could probably boot a duplicate of your stack, wallet excepted, in a reasonably short period of time
a111: Logged on 2017-10-04 03:56 BingoBoingo: Anyone know any good resources for learning the Khmer language?
BingoBoingo: In other news Ulbricht moved to USP Florence, High which places him in shadow of Ted Kaczynsk's digs at ADX Florence. Coincidentally he signed away his objection to the proceeds of those silk road auctions.
mircea_popescu: i live a sheltered existence among women, cutt off from the boyish universe ;/
asciilifeform: also i will note, the ru works in this genre, are to slightly higher standard.
shinohai also remembers the aboves inclusion in w4rebookz
asciilifeform: 'Post office employees can see to it that enemy mall is always delayed by one day or more, that it is put in wrong sacks, and so on.' << hey apparently my postman read this!11!
mircea_popescu: kinda why i linked it, lotta lulzy nonsense in that vein.
asciilifeform: 'Anyone can break up a showing of an enemy propaganda film by putting two or three dozen large moths in a paper bag. Take the bag to the movies with you, put it on the floor in an empty section of the theater as you go in and leave it open. The moths will fly out and climb into the projector beam, so that the film will be obscured by fluttering shadows.'
asciilifeform: whoever was paid to write this item, must've had a real riot of a time.
mircea_popescu: in other lulz, rando sent me "seo report" re trilema that shows my "organic competitors" whatever that is. they are, in order : google, youtube, wikipedia, reddit and facebook.
mircea_popescu: the true lulz begins however when one digs into wtf is this shit, and discovers that out of google's 255.8 mn keywords (really ? how the fuck, they've one page they publish bad atari porn on) we share 56 ; whereas out of facebook's 63.9 mn (really ? the place where everyone goes to spew has less diversity than google by a factor of 4 ?!) we share... 13.
mircea_popescu: if this truly reflects some kind of machine classification, i suspect i should be pretty fucking flattered. how the fuck do you even end up SO far out there, overlap is in the 0.00002%s
mircea_popescu: this guy is like the generation's unintentional comedy goldmine
mircea_popescu: maybe they make tuckie beer to go with the 70s billy beer.
mircea_popescu: and in other SV lulz : Scott Banister @nist "Angel investor. Fan of the original open-source operating system: the US Constitution. Member of Altruists for Ayn Rand. Adventist. Married to @cyantist." VS Cyan Banister @cyantist "genderqueer, libertarian, atheist, adult freedom fighter, friend, silly person, partner in life with @nist, partner at founders fund."
mircea_popescu: i wonder how many people in the us are married to someone who is partnered with them ; and related observances.
mircea_popescu: in other lulz, gothamgal ( http://gothamgal.com/ ) is now doing food and clothing. i guess that whole thing about women "in tech" eventually finding their own level wasn't that much off the mark was it.
mircea_popescu is slightly envious of the cheap plastic cafeteria trays and the bounties therein. if only such vehemently delicious pork sausages were available anywhere but in honk gonk.
mircea_popescu: otherwise, "When you fly into NYC from anywhere and land at any of our major airports, it is always shocking how rundown our airports are, just like our subways, in a city that is the epicenter of the world. Every major industry has a foothold here. Watching the rise of homeless on the street and seeing the earth be very angry from hurricanes to earthquakes to fires, just makes me feel extremely unsettled and worried about
asciilifeform: from rw omg111criminal googlings, 'palestine jobs' 'living in palestine' 'afghanistan jobs' 'living in afghanistan' 'kabul university' 'how to get rid of all your stuff' 'how to support anonymous' 'how to join anonymous' [ long list of usg linguist job postings in orcistans ]
mircea_popescu: today, same as what it was back when you could buy croatian virgins in the 90s, same as it was back when you could buy twelve year olds directly from the un peacekept darfour, the exact fucking same as what it'd have cost to buy a gypsy girl in 1800s bucharest, or 1600s charlottesville, or for fucks sake, in 200 ad rome :
BingoBoingo: "Speaking at the inauguration of a hotel in Siem Reap province, the premier claimed rebels were planning to launch a so-called colour revolution, and that Sokhas purported collusion with the US was only the tip of the iceberg."
mircea_popescu: o noes, teh nulandisms dun work any better than the bhararaisms work these days ?
BingoBoingo: "He added that there were ongoing investigations into allegedly traitors, but when asked who was under investigation, he replied: Why would you want to know this? Its about national security. Are you a spy?" << Win
mircea_popescu: trinque you can in principle discover perfectly sane 50 yo that has somehow survived in a world of utter idiots. women are capable of incredible feats of self-preservation.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> trinque you can in principle discover perfectly sane 50 yo that has somehow survived in a world of utter idiots. women are capable of incredible feats of self-preservation. << Gotta go to more biker bars?
BingoBoingo: "Hun Sen in his speech also lashed out at the supposed hypocrisy of the international community, which he maligned for having previously recognised at the UN the murderous Khmer Rouge to which he once belonged only to condemn him now for the arrest of a purported traitor. I only enforce the existing law, the premier said. "Why can I not [punish treason]? I dont do it for my own life, but for the happiness of the whole co
BingoBoingo: untry."" << OMG why does the fake news media always have to hate on Great Again
asciilifeform: the one of the few interesting claims - 'A D-T boosted, fractional crit A-bomb could use reactor-grade (25% Pu240) plutonium, instead of the normal 5.5% Pu240 Weapons-Grade Pu, with no degradation of yield.'
mircea_popescu: anyway, re the broader point : if you say one middle class individual couldn't, in his spare time and with his spare cash build a thermonuclear weapon during his lifetime starting 1980, you may be true.
mircea_popescu: if you say the same, starting in 2000, you may still be true.
asciilifeform: from asciilifeform's reading of the histories, much of what usg did since '45 has been to create exaggerated impression of difficulty; and it was done at the cost of wasting ~own~ resources whenever possible, in stupendously massive way
mircea_popescu: anyway, the point being that many unsurmontable tech problems of the 1940s are hardly worth the mention today. "it's called a servo, duh" etc.
asciilifeform: fissiles per se, in particular, have not been strictly necessary since perhaps 1970.
mircea_popescu: if you will. usually, it's called "mankind", for unclear reasons.
mircea_popescu: "the continuance of life on land", if viewed from zootehnist/slave ower perspective.
mircea_popescu: to elaine, the city is a paramount construction, which is why it was the first invention. this is not avoidable. as it happens, elliot to date hasn't well figured out ways to destroy the city.
mircea_popescu: if the item will not play over multiple meets, it is not a subject of legal protection.
mircea_popescu: only things that will hate, which is to say, punish you in this game for your misbehaviour in previous games, can possibly be protected by a law.
asciilifeform: q is whether elliot is mouse, not whether mouse is a man
mircea_popescu: seems to me he set out some standards for the world to meet, ie vehemently delicious pork chops and cali blonde private whore ; and when world failed to live to them he "terminated" it as best he could.
mircea_popescu: the key part in the atomics-of-the-masses discussion is that "best he could".
asciilifeform: ( does mircea_popescu much hang out with folx who see mouse as man ? it isn't a thing that'd normally occur to asciilifeform , say . where does he get the vegetarians )
mircea_popescu: he's ineffectual because why the fuck would we help him.
asciilifeform: ACHTUNG panzers! does anybody in l1 want a sage probe ( http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1887 ) for anything, and dun have one yet ? i bought one from the d00d in the comments to my orig. article, for next-to-nothing . if any of you lot want it, it's yours for cost of postage
asciilifeform: ' 'Why do the nutrition facts tell me there are 25 crackers in a serving, 11 servings to a box? Just give me the nutrition facts for the whole damn box, that’s my serving size.' ' << lol!!