scriba: Logged on 2017-02-03: [19:20:50] <asciilifeform> http://btcbase.org/log/2017-02-03#1611054 << i'd be curious to read what a hypothetical 'nonparticipation' would look like -- carmack no-shows, judge awards default? carmack burns own factory, a la 1918 ? or which.
mircea_popescu: but yes, very much "creature of system". what's usg oligarch to do ? not like he has any value to anyone else.
scriba: Logged on 2017-02-03: [21:05:19] <shinohai> Someone wants to be mircea_popescu
mircea_popescu: who the fuck is "btc.top" mining pool ? did they put the toomim brothers back in the vat, took them out as green lantern or something ?
mircea_popescu: "Zhuoer, who speaks in broken English, therefore his quotes have only cosmetically been modified to make them grammatically sound, tells CCN that he learned" << epic ethic flavour! minorities know best!
shinohai: Suddenly all these new Chinese mining pools coming the fuck outta nowhere.
mircea_popescu: is chinese better than romanian in terms of symbological ethnicality though ? I GUESS TIME WILL TELL!
shinohai: Since I came to #trilema, I trust few people who can't speak more than one language.
mircea_popescu: monolinguals make great draft horses and naught much else.
scriba: Logged on 2017-02-03: [22:13:54] <asciilifeform> 'Swedish Deputy Prime Minister and Climate Minister Isabella Lövin appeared to mock the Trump administration with a photo of herself surrounded by women as she signs a climate law.'
mircea_popescu: i guess as per your "i can trivially pretend to have a 1TH man through employing 1k 1GH chickens" but still.
asciilifeform: unlike these chickens, hash splits nicely, and still pulls, like the housecats pulled freya's chariot
mircea_popescu: here's the scoop : if you're a nobody-professor-of-something-or-the-other you aren't above the average barrista. there is legitimate need for many many girls working the bar, working the pole, working the spotlight, working the suckers, working the cock etc.
mircea_popescu: there is NO need of twenty "professors of philosophy".
phf: so i was inspired by tmsr in 2014 to send out my gpg pubkey to a bunch of services that i use. most places simply ignored it, but today it paid off with the epic uptime machine. all i had to do was to point at an old email, pubkey in /root/ and send a signed request for a ssh pubkey replacement to recover a machine in barely amount of time it took to send three emails
phf: on the other hand, things that suck. mbp trackpads don't work for shit anywhere outside of san francisco ACed offices
phf: in a mildly humid climate, outside, but under a fan, my cursor starts jumping all over the place, doing left and right clicks at will. wtf.
phf: in yet other tmsr vs rest of world. things that i built with the correct mindset work perfectly on a dodgy cell connection in the middle of nowhere. not so much VC produced monstrosities. so much for "bitcoin in africa"
phf: fwiw, i also opted out of a travel gpg key, because i realized my infrastructure is not sufficiently developed to support that mode. i have a hopefully reasonable alternative that i'm relying on, but rather not explain till i come back
shinohai: Last month was a sparse month with move and all
asciilifeform: in very other vintage lulz, 'As Technical Lead on a Air Force major command and control system, our initial implementation used textual representations for all the messaging between the distributed workstations and the central server. This got us a working product much faster than dealing with binary representations since the workstation and the central server hardware were so contrary to each other...'