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spyked: feedbot is back online, sorry for the downtime (biannual unplanned power outage at house mogosanu)
spyked will be offline for most of today, so if this happens again will have to torch the local enel offices or something
diana_coman: spyked: lol, you're setting a bounty there!
spyked: srsly tho, I have no complaints about the service most of the time. but the few times power goes down, it has to be intermittently and with spikes
diana_coman: with spykes
spyked: lol :D
diana_coman: but you know, if the "few times" when it goes down it fucks your electronics, I have no idea how you get to "no complaints"
spyked: indeed. that happened some years ago (burned a disk), which is when I decided to at the very least ups.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, and in an unexpected turn of events, your pages are now inspiring trilema articles.
mircea_popescu: kudos jfw
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: ha!
diana_coman: and well done jfw !
diana_coman: he can't complain he didn't get feedback :D
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/the-road-to-stupidity-part-0/ << Trilema -- The road to stupidity, part 0
mircea_popescu: lol
diana_coman: but ftr, the fact he writes those in parts is because I set him to do that (as a cure to wasting time otherwise).
mircea_popescu: nothing wrong with that
mircea_popescu: just drove stylistic choice of form, as it happens convenient.
diana_coman: aha, I enjoyed the part 0 :)
mircea_popescu has a ready list of many titles, none of which MEAN anything
mircea_popescu: :D :D :D
diana_coman: !Xbid 1063 20mn
auctionbot: Sell order # 1063: selling items 1, 2 and 4 through 7 on http://www.loper-os.org/pub/bones/snsa_1_nov_2019.txt ; buyer to take possession at his own expense. Heard: 20mn from diana_coman outbidding BingoBoingo. Ending: 2019-11-12 15:43:00.630180 UTC (139 hours 44 mins)
mircea_popescu waves at diana_coman
diana_coman: oh hi
BingoBoingo waves at all
mircea_popescu: lol
BingoBoingo: Goes with being located at an extreme point on the map. All I gotta do is wave North and everyone's covered within a reasonable margin of error, PorteƱos notably outside the salutation.
mircea_popescu: so let's hear ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: ah, I was waiting on you and you were waiting on me?
mircea_popescu: apparently!
diana_coman: as per http://ossasepia.com/2019/11/05/eulora-smg-taking-a-different-sort-of-stock/ I think there are a few points:
diana_coman: 1. OS issue/choice for S.MG
diana_coman: 2. FFA use/integration
diana_coman: 3. cumulative effect of various bits and pieces stuck/stalling
diana_coman: 4. server(s)
diana_coman: 5. concrete next steps
diana_coman: at 4 I mean esp given the fact that the server code is sensitive
diana_coman: this would be my list, let me know if I should detail any point in there.
mircea_popescu: i think it works.
mircea_popescu: are you basically spent in that you've said your piece there and you'djust be stuck reiterating ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: I can add detail if/where needed but atm I don't have something I see to add there.
mircea_popescu: aite.
mircea_popescu: so on the 2, to start with that
mircea_popescu: on one hand, i think it really should not be our preoccupation as s.mg. it's not actually important enough.
diana_coman: ok.
mircea_popescu: more broadly what i'm thinking to do is let bvt continue his work on kernelization, because a) the current kernel randomness code is pure shit and b) using a serial interface as the standard is perfectly fine
mircea_popescu: then as need be use either the historical fg, an upgraded item, or basically speaking ~anything else.
diana_coman: I very much like bvt's work for sure.
mircea_popescu: once the kernel has a tty hole in the right place, and the right place is under republican control, i'd say the goal has been done well.
mircea_popescu: unlike before, where it was done unusably.
mircea_popescu: this leads us into 1 :
diana_coman is listening
mircea_popescu: the choice before me here is strictly to either a) tell bvt to desist, as the kernel is too cool to be touched by our derpy hands ; or else b) have some kinda process to use custom, bespoke, patched kernels.
mircea_popescu: this is a fact, and i ain't choosing a while calling this republic.
mircea_popescu: so in this sense s.mg will hafta piggyback.
diana_coman: not like s.mg hasn't provided service to the republic so far otherwise.
mircea_popescu: now practically, seems cuntoo is (by far, actually) the least mangy dog in that horse stable, so i guess we're in the business of making it a horse.
mircea_popescu: can you actually boot the server on cuntoo as things stand ?
diana_coman: I'm rather relieved to hear that because indeed, cuntoo is the best candidate I see so far
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: not until I get rid of cs or move it to gnat and build it statically
mircea_popescu: can you boot the server as things stand at all ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: what do you mean exactly by "boot the server"? (and which one: production or dev?)
mircea_popescu: well, either, both. you know, run them, what exactly could be involved here ? does your car work or is it just drawn
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: atm as they are none will boot because none are fully statically linked.
mircea_popescu: so even if we had hardware you couldn't bring one up ? what was the "testing" in re http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-10-14#1945429 ?!
ossabot: Logged on 2019-10-14 14:18:25 diana_coman: http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-10-13#1945106 - got around to it and can confirm I got it working on Intel too (with minimal changes of kernel config ie selecting Intel rather than AMD flags)
diana_coman: so if we go that route, this would be the first thing to sort out
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: that is AMD with dulap-gentoo aka proto-cuntoo aka NOT fully statically linked
diana_coman: are you confusing amd with cuntoo or what am I confusing here?
mircea_popescu: ah, and it does boot on ~that~
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: indeed it does.
mircea_popescu: i asked if you can boot on cuntoo, you said no. i asked if you can boot at all, you said also no. i verified why no when you said yes prior, turns out you can boot at all, gotta use proto-cuntoo
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: ah, I missed the "at all" nuance in your second question http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-11-06#1949741 ie I was still in cuntoo-env
ossabot: Logged on 2019-11-06 11:31:53 mircea_popescu: can you boot the server as things stand at all ?
mircea_popescu: aite.
diana_coman: sorry.
diana_coman: to fully clarify: I can boot both/either servers on dulap-gentoo on either amd or intel hardware
mircea_popescu: and you verified you can actually deploy this proto cuntoo on various hw, so we're good here : as to 1, smg will use proto-cutnoo until can switch to cuntoo ; and meanwhile ima see what trinque has to say re cuntoo and try to get bvt to patch against it and so on
diana_coman: yes; so we keep then to frozen proto-cuntoo with an idea to hopefully be able to move on to cuntoo when that is ready + we have everything statically linking.
mircea_popescu: you see a better choice ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: my main question here would be whether it's worth this intermediate proto-cuntoo step
mircea_popescu: worth what ?
diana_coman: maintaining the frozen dulap-gentoo recipe + all and deploying that + still having afterwards to make the switch to cuntoo when it's ready
diana_coman: on the plus side, we have something that works so there's no beating that
mircea_popescu: well... yes, but can you move cs over ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: are we fine with cs as-is on client side? there are 2 aspects there: 1. dynamically linked 2. the dependency on jam/ftjam and all that
diana_coman: if we need to move it anyway, we need to move it and so ...
diana_coman: if we might squeeze without, it's a whole lot of effort&time not poured in there
mircea_popescu: let's not mix the client into this just for a moment
mircea_popescu: as far as just the server is concerned, does it even use cs for anything ?
diana_coman: to answer your q as stated: I can move it but it will take a lot of effort and time (atm I don't have a clear estimate for it but I doubt it's less than a month given all deps)
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: production server "uses" cs because it's intertwined with it (uses data types and the like)
diana_coman: dev server I was gradually extracting CS out of it but I'm not done
mircea_popescu: but it's not a proper dependency, just data types nonsense, classes etc, like with the sad "int" nonsense of yore ?
diana_coman: and otherwise there is no point to using cs on server as far as I can see; wtf does the server need a graphics engine
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: I would say it's a most improper dependency really
mircea_popescu: so i suppose this is the first actionable we unveil here : ima want an estimate on a) how long to divorce dev server from cs ; and b) how long to move client cs on cuntoo.
diana_coman: there would be perhaps some bits like movement calculation but there is no possible reason I can see for that to pull in the whole cs or something ffs; ie it can be done separately, why wouldn't it.
diana_coman writing those 2 down
mircea_popescu: but generally, http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-11-06#1949763 does not to my eye come to much. certainly better than whatever multi-week adventures.
ossabot: Logged on 2019-11-06 11:41:51 diana_coman: maintaining the frozen dulap-gentoo recipe + all and deploying that + still having afterwards to make the switch to cuntoo when it's ready
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: there is that, indeed.
diana_coman: cs is the same btw, there is no client-cs and server-cs
mircea_popescu: steam TO THIS DAY has recurrent bugs consisting of completely broken installs produced by failing to upgrade its own fucking lbiraries.
mircea_popescu: they just... ignore it.
mircea_popescu: gotta consider the environment such as it is.
mircea_popescu: people don't like it, people come here ask how to help [trilema.com/2018/the-republic-without-mp/][like good doobies], thing's fixed in no time. otherwise people are more then welcome to go fuck their ugly mothers / cluck on facebook until they fall over.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, it's the same pile of junk ; but it's very different in terms of utility / justification for impac tin my mind is all.
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: ah, I see; I suppose the thing is that cuntoo is currently a server-side system really (no X)
mircea_popescu: i'm not even necessarily sure that i want to push it into the gfx stack.
diana_coman: so in this sense there's currently little reason to sink time into porting cs
mircea_popescu: god knows my being an engineer slated for that went instead to be stupid.
diana_coman: all right; I'm all for *not* taking on yet another pile of wtf
diana_coman: plenty of those already
mircea_popescu: i'm also not at all sure i want to dictate os or userland/tooling for people running clients.
diana_coman: if only people would start running their own clients!
diana_coman: nobody would dictate them anything for sure.
mircea_popescu: or if only people would start running in general, as opposed to the current decerebrated snailcircle. w/e.
mircea_popescu: let's not get ourselves depressed.
diana_coman: yes; /me read through s.nsa historical reports so got enough of that for today.
diana_coman: anyways, so proto-cuntoo for server side and there's no futzing needed there
mircea_popescu: so, basically, the way this is going is, server on protocuntoo for now and cuntoo in the future ; and ~demo~ client on proto-cuntoo and let the community make whatever it wants.
diana_coman: I will however look into how long it would take to ditch cs on dev server
diana_coman: but no real need to spend time on looking at moving cs, is there?
diana_coman: at least not currently.
mircea_popescu: i would still like an estimate.
diana_coman: then on the list it goes, all right.
mircea_popescu: the decision whether cuntoo is to be headless or x-headed has not yet been made.
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: would the demo client be text-only then or what?
mircea_popescu: no ?
diana_coman: proto-cuntoo is text only and frozen
diana_coman: how would that work?
mircea_popescu: wait, neither cuntoo has x ?
diana_coman: neither.
mircea_popescu: let me restate
mircea_popescu: so, basically, the way this is going is, server on protocuntoo for now and cuntoo in the future ; and ~demo~ client on ubuntu/whateverthefuck, dynamic hell and let the community make whatever it wants.
mircea_popescu: better ?
diana_coman: better.
mircea_popescu: aite so then moving on from 1
diana_coman: gladly
mircea_popescu: didja have anything to say re 3 ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: it might be useful to go through the list of things perhaps
mircea_popescu: aite
diana_coman: other than the os since that is at least decided for now, there would be:
diana_coman: the bootstraping rsa keys
mircea_popescu: what's the problem there ?
diana_coman: the moving files in V
mircea_popescu: wait wait.
diana_coman: waiting
mircea_popescu: what's the problem with the rsa bootstrap ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: we have eucrypt that generates the rsa keys and serpent and all that client and server need; we however do not have (and it was supposedly in discussion/waiting/etc) a clear way to store them securely; let me dig log ref
mircea_popescu: ah yes.
mircea_popescu: don't bother, i remember.
diana_coman: the draft is all there is as far as I know
ossabot: Logged on 2019-01-13 09:29:50 mircea_popescu: ad interim the draft is, that the client stores all the keys (rsa, serpent, whatever) one per line, the rsa ones in republican format, the rest unspecified as of yet, in a file called keys.tmsr encrypted by the rsa key of the client.
mircea_popescu: the way this is going is that serious player will have dedicated box for eurlora anyways. there's little diff between disk and ram for as long as one uses dedicated box.
mircea_popescu: thus therefore, keys.txt
mircea_popescu: any player not happy with this, can provide patches.
mircea_popescu: whatever, key.tmsr
diana_coman: so stored in plain text and that's that, correct?
mircea_popescu: why can't it just use the client key ?
mircea_popescu: NOT that it makes a difference, the client key will still be there.
diana_coman: it can but the client key itself ?
diana_coman: aha, that.
diana_coman: ie why use the client key if anyway there too, not much to it
mircea_popescu: this bitch.
mircea_popescu: look, practically : either we ask the user to remember a password, or else we ask the user to secure a token/
mircea_popescu: there's not a magic third way.
diana_coman: tbh (and possibly outside S.MG's direct scope) I don't get exactly why don't we have already a command line replacement to gpg, ugh
mircea_popescu: because great scientists are discovering great science
mircea_popescu: with their ass.
diana_coman: sigh
mircea_popescu: YEARS they've been at it, and they have earned all this respect with their useful anal work.
mircea_popescu: back to it, what'd a command line gpg do here ?
diana_coman: my thought was that if *that* was done, the above bootstrapping thing would have ended up getting more attention and thus possibly moving on as well; but this is why I said possibly outside S.MG scope
mircea_popescu: myeah.
mircea_popescu: nope, bitcoin has plaintext wallet for years, something i criticized very harshly.
diana_coman: there is that sadness too
mircea_popescu: we'll redo that stupidity, because the cuntheads had other shit to do.
diana_coman: all right; so at any rate, not an issue for S.MG, it will proceed with how things stand and that's that.
mircea_popescu: i'm too lazy to search right now for the article where some power ranger shiothead was "offering to reimplement mpex"
mircea_popescu: where is it, anyway. do you recall it ?
diana_coman: not atm though it does ring a bell.
mircea_popescu: hanbot, see if you can find it, iirc was back in mpoe-pr days
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, people use all sorta lulz, "encrypted drives" whatever nonsense. it's a ridiculous state of affairs, but it's what we god, what can we do.
BingoBoingo: http://trilema.com/2012/the-bitcoin-drama-timeline/ First item
diana_coman: tbh this particular bit with the keys was/is the *main* itchy thing because it feels ridiculous really; I'm doing "encryption" there every which way and then the keys are plain text; but wtf.
mircea_popescu: next item, moving files in v ?! WHAT THE FUCK phf fixed this as the only thing he did in like 3 years.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo, no, not that.
BingoBoingo: http://trilema.com/2013/why-i-nixed-p2p-colored-coins-and-all-that-jazz/
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: not as far as I know; it was always *not done* but always popping up in people's memory as "working"; except every time I wanted to *move* a file rather than have it del/add, it turned out that ...no.
diana_coman: now if someone has the proof I'm being an idiot on this, please step forwards and hit me with it, I'll be very glad.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo, nah, 2015ish item, dork in question was very specifically asciilifeforming all over himself, "oh, will take mp out"
BingoBoingo: AH
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, i am greviously unprepared for this.
diana_coman: granted, this is relatively small snag for S.MG, not like eulora can't go on without it but it's annoying esp because of this "seems to have been done"
mircea_popescu: we will have to prorogue this issue for some log reading, because wtf.
diana_coman: ref: http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-07-21#1924105
ossabot: Logged on 2019-07-21 08:57:32 diana_coman: hm, current vtools still don't handle move of files or what am I missing here? I made a simple test with moving one file to a different location and as far as I can see, it's still delete + create, no move
mircea_popescu: yet i recall clearly speccing a "move"
mircea_popescu: worked admirably well too.
mircea_popescu: maybe i'm deluded ? will hafta review.
mircea_popescu: for that matter, is there even an actually working vtron ?
mircea_popescu: or the usual byproduct of the undisturbed existence of "engineer" cunts, ie, a pile of cvasi-working shitballs ?
diana_coman: at any rate, my current understanding for S.MG is that it will proceed with what there is and as such the bulk of work stems mainly from the graphics & ironing out the smg comms + new client (plenty there to do but at least I know what I'm looking at)
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: depends on what you mean by "vtron" ; there is http://ossasepia.com/2018/11/13/v-with-vtools-keccak-hashes-and-its-own-tree/
diana_coman: that seems to be referenced/found by people and hence used
mircea_popescu: aite.
mircea_popescu: basically old mod6 v.pl with new phf vtools guts ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: quite.
diana_coman: packaged and v-treed.
mircea_popescu: aite. we shall talk again about move later this week then.
mircea_popescu: next ?
diana_coman: those two were most snagging from not-directly-eulora; the rest is mainly the complexity with the graphics & cs
diana_coman: I still had to dive into CS's "shaders" and so at least I know better what those are and how they come into play but that can be written up as it is and taken from there
mircea_popescu: wait i said next too soon.
mircea_popescu: there's also eg http://thetarpit.org/2019/vpl-v-patch-syncing-bug-fix isall this synced ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: this is added on my tree, I didn't yet get to sign it
mircea_popescu: aite.
diana_coman: I don't use that init command but at any rate, it's fine as far as I looked at it first pass
mircea_popescu: now as to 4 : i'd obviously like the server back up as soon as possibru.
diana_coman takes a note to mirror spyked's sigs too
mircea_popescu: getting a coupla boxes somewhere in the sense of amateurship so dear to the previously tolerated morons is the least of our troubles.
mircea_popescu: is the stuff in a shape you want running publicly as we stand ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: the production server has been running before and it can run again as it is; the issue there is really the one concerning access to the code if we just put it ~anywhere.
mircea_popescu: right.
mircea_popescu: but in principle, there's no good dev-side reason to delay.
diana_coman: (the dev server can run but won't do anything for current client)
diana_coman: strictly tech/dev, no
mircea_popescu: it's not, in other worse, a case of "wait just this short interval, will do new release" etc
diana_coman: ah, no; sadly not at all.
mircea_popescu: aite, well, not like there's any games one can play (i fucking looked, i'm back to playing antique 2000 era stuff, steam's dead, kongregate's dead, everything's fucking dead. half the links on mmorpg.com lead to dead / domain for sale / nonsense items, the other half to steam crap, it's just... gaming's fucking dead, everyone just clucks on derpy facebook fake traffic numbers generators, as fucking if 5k reloads/second
mircea_popescu: in some dumbphone game equate to trilema article reads)
mircea_popescu: so im guessing we'll be bringing that up these days.
mircea_popescu: any preferences re spec ?
diana_coman: I'll dig them up and get them to you.
mircea_popescu: aite.
mircea_popescu: so that's pretty much it, then. anything left out ?
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: just to make sure re order of my next steps here:
diana_coman: first I'll do now the estimates re ditching cs from server (dev)
diana_coman: then re moving cs to static build & gnat
diana_coman: and after that I go back to client graphics & comms (+server side ofc, but that is waiting on comms protocol atm)
diana_coman: ofc in between there will be setting the server up whenever we have where
mircea_popescu: aite. there'll be a brief excursion in there to get the prod server back up, but yes.
diana_coman: aha.
mircea_popescu: aite then.
diana_coman: all right, thank you.
mircea_popescu spits once more on the fresh grave of "engineers" for good measure
mircea_popescu: motherfucking morons.
mircea_popescu: never, ye hear me people of the future, NEVER take the cows for people. athena made them cows for a reason.
mircea_popescu: which leads us back to our regularly scheduled programming.
mircea_popescu: seeing how http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-10-29#1948636 dun seem to be happening, i'm guessing we'll just skip the pretense.
ossabot: Logged on 2019-10-29 09:46:27 mp_en_viaje: with diana_coman as to the future strategy of s.mg (which normally'd belong in eulora, i suppose, but honestly might as well happen here, not like there's any traffic jam or anything) ; and of course with diana_coman hanbot trinque BingoBoingo lobbes spyked bvt ave1 as to what exactly we still want and we can in fact support going forward.
mircea_popescu: so concretely, lobbes is supposed to deliver that botthing soonish ; you're doing the above, bvt is beating rng into the kernel, BingoBoingo is getting himself out of the 2nd failed reboot of isp
mircea_popescu: trinque, i wanna talk to you about cuntoo
mircea_popescu: lessee what spyked's doing
BingoBoingo: BingoBoingo: Right, been managing shareholder expectations re: upcoming auctions.
mircea_popescu: gawd, spyked, two months of irc bots till the end of the year ? srsly ?
mircea_popescu: billymg, what's the mp-wp story, did i miss some updates ?
mircea_popescu: hanbot, you up to date on diana_coman 's castle logs ?
mircea_popescu: an' that leaves of the human hands ave1 an' mocky thoroughly unaccounted for.
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: I'm still here if there's some q re #o you want me to answer
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, rather, im thinking a backup #o might be a good idea.
hanbot: mircea_popescu i browse, but haven't strictly "kept up". i can spend a day or two getting there tho', what's up?
mircea_popescu: get there.
hanbot: sure
diana_coman: I'd be very happy to have hanbot there for sure
diana_coman: she anyway covers better than me some areas
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, not that she shouldn' t be in there or anything ; but there's #hanbot, might as well make two of these seeing how yours seems to work
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: ah, I thought she already had hers but mainly aimed at a different demographic?
mircea_popescu: ima just change the current "Nov 04 09:50:24 -ChanServ- [#trilema] To speak here you must be voiced by one of the lords. Talk to asciilifeform , BingoBoingo , diana_coman , hanbot or trinque about it." to a "see #ossasepia or #hanbot" and call it good
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, you mean the blog, bimbo.club ? nicoleci runs that
diana_coman: cool; I'll get around to pop ossabot into #hanbot too then
mircea_popescu: yeah.
hanbot: mircea_popescu & c: my channel is/was #trilema-hanbot
diana_coman: mircea_popescu: no, I thought it was just not online.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, well, that's unrelated yes.
mircea_popescu: hanbot, that works.
diana_coman: all right, I'm sure we can coordinate anyway and it'll surely help.
mircea_popescu: insallah
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: I'm working on a plan for #agriculturalsupremacy as a castle, but its still too raw to present as a default option on the level of what diana_coman and hanbot can offer.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo, besides, you'll have some full time work in actually going through dc lists etc.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Right.
BingoBoingo: DC lists, other opportunities to apprentice myself into a career, etc
mircea_popescu: word.
BingoBoingo: Proposed Pizarro auctions will be published in a few hours with the aim of firing off auction opening commands Friday. Auction opening prices will be done with the reserve as the coin I, personally, am willing to pay for ownership of the auctioned items and lots of items.
BingoBoingo: In other news, the legal sitation on the ground here appears to be nearing resolution.
BingoBoingo: The mircea_popescu method works far better than what I could have done on my own. Thank you.
BingoBoingo: Also their lawyer now isn't their lawyer I apparently mean with
mircea_popescu: nice to hear!
BingoBoingo: *met with. They've apparently spent much. I've spent little. The outcome is not yet clear, but the outcome space is very narrow with clear forked paths. None of these paths presents a danger to my continued presence in Uruguay if that's what the future wants me to do.
mircea_popescu: so then good for you.
mircea_popescu: there's some definite value in making it uncomfortably unpleasant for idiots to continue being idiotic, that's for sure.
mircea_popescu: in fact, that alone's a sufficient winning strategy : tagging stupidity with as much cost as at all possible's all that's really needed.
BingoBoingo: I've made it clear to the lawyers I rather don't expect they are solvent enough to collect anything when I win a suit. I'm more inclined to pass a bulletproof fraud denuncia to the Fiscalia and let them sort it out.
feedbot: http://bingology.net/2019/pizarro-liquidation-auctions-proposal/ << Bingology - BingoBoingo's Blog -- Pizarro Liquidation Auctions Proposal
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/11/usg-syria-withdrawal-a-lie-as-usg-garrisons-hold-syrian-oil-fields/ << Qntra -- USG Syria Withdrawal A Lie As USG Garrisons Hold Syrian Oil Fields
billymg: http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-11-06#1949939 << nothing major, a minor bug was discovered by several mp-wp users. once it was determined that it was the result of the latest patch i was able to zero in on the offending change and issue a fix plus a test http://billymg.com/2019/11/bug-fix-to-preserve-encoded-html-characters-in-post-body-between-edits/
ossabot: Logged on 2019-11-06 12:39:33 mircea_popescu: billymg, what's the mp-wp story, did i miss some updates ?
billymg: i'm very much liking the testing framework and am glad i was encouraged to set that up. i now definitely want to finish writing the tests before working on any additional features/trimming
billymg: i'm also optimistic about the additional attention mp-wp seems to be getting over at #ossasepia - jfw has several patches in his queue already http://fixpoint.welshcomputing.com/manifest
billymg: at the moment i don't have the necessary time to be fully involved so for now i'm just happy to see diana_coman and her pages chipping away at it. but i'm very much looking forward to getting back into it once i've successfully jumped the fence
trinque: mod6: http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-10-31#1949000 << wallet has been up, and there are uses of it in the logs even...
ossabot: Logged on 2019-10-31 23:46:29 mod6: trinque: not yet. is your wallet stuff back up?
trinque: http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-11-06#1949758 << somebody's going to have to tell me what they think is not "done" about the current item
ossabot: Logged on 2019-11-06 11:37:43 mircea_popescu: and you verified you can actually deploy this proto cuntoo on various hw, so we're good here : as to 1, smg will use proto-cutnoo until can switch to cuntoo ; and meanwhile ima see what trinque has to say re cuntoo and try to get bvt to patch against it and so on
trinque: point-in-time gentoo snapshot is shot.
trinque: I don't think it should be considered anything more than a liferaft
trinque: meanwhile I've been working on a smaller item based on busybox.
trinque: I don't think it'd be wise at all to try to own something with 900mb of dependency source.
trinque: and if anyone considers the current cuntoo too low-level to be useful, they're not going to feel much differently about classical gentoo. the barriers to entry are the same in both cases.
feedbot: http://bingology.net/2019/bingoboingo-after-pizarro-plans-through-end-2019/ << Bingology - BingoBoingo's Blog -- BingoBoingo After Pizarro - Plans Through End 2019
BingoBoingo: trinque: Are you still inclined to completely write of your server and FUCKGOATS, or do you want me to try to recover some value from it for you and get you a pair of FUCKGOATS. I don't need an answer immediately, but would prefer one by Monday.
trinque: do you recall if I ever bought a FG from you gents? iirc one wouldn't fit in my chassis, and I forget where we landed.
trinque: BingoBoingo: as for liquidating my stuff, I wouldn't mind getting a FG or two out of the deal if it can be swung
trinque would pay shipping
BingoBoingo: trinque: When alf was here we put one in each hemisphere. It seems you did buy two, but the notes from the period the transaction happened are a clusterfuck.
BingoBoingo: trinque: Shipping FUCKGOATS won't be anywhere near as awful in pricing as 1U servers.
BingoBoingo: If you would like, I can auction your chassis on the same basis I'm auctioning the Pizarro servers.
trinque: cool, if I own those just lmk what shipping costs. I'll gpg a destination
trinque: BingoBoingo: works for me
BingoBoingo: Your chassis is a bit heavier and deeper than the dulap machines, but it also has the guts of two machines inside.
BingoBoingo: When I walk later I'll weigh what I'll stake of my own coin as the buyer of last resort on it.
trinque: nah man, I don't want you to do that.
trinque: unless you actually want the thing. I don't need the coin.
BingoBoingo: trinque: I can go really low, see how little I'm valuing the switches at http://bingology.net/2019/pizarro-liquidation-auctions-proposal/
trinque: k
BingoBoingo: The reason to place myself as buyer of last resort is to pre-empt later objections that X item located at the ass end of the world has a concrete value. If it did the objector had the chance to bid.
BingoBoingo: For the value of the dell badge, I will however make an earnest effort o sell the mod6/TBF server in the local market as a sorta prop that can go into a sufficiently deep wifi rack.
BingoBoingo: The local market to buy that one is deeper for the branding than the market is for the supermicros despite the supermicros being better servers
BingoBoingo back later
mircea_popescu: http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-11-06#1949982
ossabot: Logged on 2019-11-06 21:00:07 billymg: at the moment i don't have the necessary time to be fully involved so for now i'm just happy to see diana_coman and her pages chipping away at it. but i'm very much looking forward to getting back into it once i've successfully jumped the fence
mircea_popescu: http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-11-06#1949982 << any times for this ?
ossabot: Logged on 2019-11-06 21:00:07 billymg: at the moment i don't have the necessary time to be fully involved so for now i'm just happy to see diana_coman and her pages chipping away at it. but i'm very much looking forward to getting back into it once i've successfully jumped the fence
mircea_popescu: http://logs.ossasepia.com/log/trilema/2019-11-06#1949990 << the thing here is, minigame will need to use a os. this means a very simple binary choice : either it uses something made by us, or not. the criteria for the former is that someone's in charge ; the criteria for the latter is that it's convenient.
ossabot: Logged on 2019-11-06 21:18:49 trinque: I don't think it'd be wise at all to try to own something with 900mb of dependency source.
mircea_popescu: since you're the ~only one here in a position to claim ownership of something like an os, i want to know if you want to do so.
mircea_popescu: if you don't want to do so, my options are either to try and promote someone else, or else drop the whole pretense and simply use the latest whatever the fuck it is.
mircea_popescu: which is actually what i'll do, i don't perceive the value of waiting on products while people get their shit in order.
mircea_popescu: there's still zero interest in whatever flavour of the day bullshit, "liferaft" or w/e halfassery is to be called this week, "software as is" whatevers.
ossabot: Logged on 2019-10-23 13:40:36 mp_en_viaje: for as long as your mentality stays "amateur dabbler in tmsr", i stay uninterested.
billymg: mircea_popescu: yup, the plan remains, january will be the time
mircea_popescu: cool.
BingoBoingo: This weekend I plan to set aside a solid block of time to give Cuntoo a fair try, but I am not in any position to claim ownership over anything like an OS. I suspect I'll be more successful than the last time I tried for having unloaded a huge ball of insanity outta my head in the interim.
mircea_popescu: i don't think you are, no.
mircea_popescu: nevertheless, the os portion remains a major hole in the whole architecture, because w/o os ownership pretty much all our efforts are unsustainable.
mircea_popescu: then again, without an isp our efforts are just as unsustainable on the other end of the scale, i'm not discovering some sorta novelty here.
mircea_popescu: paying for the sins of historical tolerance-driven complacency, without a foundation to foment the environment there's no people to fill the gaps, etcetera.
trinque: and you have fewer men than you'd like, and I'm not going to pretend to be 20, and then cry when I fail at it. that's why I said I'm looking at kernel + busybox for my own stack. even it isn't human-sized, but it's about two orders of magnitude less twine and shit than "standard linux distro"
mircea_popescu: trinque, i absolutely don't want you to pretend to be 20.
mircea_popescu: dun get me the wrong way, i'm not twelve.
trinque: then I apologize for that part.
trinque: at any rate, you run statically compiled gnat items and a database?
trinque: these, I'd think, would run in a very simple userland
mircea_popescu: as a factual matter, stock'll have to be taken, we can't just pretend lalala and keep sending people to do impossible things.
mircea_popescu: trinque, userland, as for client ? or as for server ? these are distinct concerns for s.mg
trinque: for server, I was contemplating
trinque: but I'm sure you mean to standardize the client too
trinque: comes with whole raft of drivers, graphics stack, etc
mircea_popescu: the server i'm not so desperately concerned about, because that gets baked once and is good for half a decade or more. diana_coman reported she has a running item, so that's... okay.
mircea_popescu: i can see baking it on protocuntoo ; with a view to moving it to cuntoo, ~if cuntoo is a thing~. if it isn't... no view.
mircea_popescu: now as to the client, that's a larger ball of yarn. if i have no serious static goal to contemplate, ima nix decrufting effort, because why bother make it static.
mircea_popescu: indeed why bother make it anything in particular, the market standards are so low... runescape runs in a java environment that crashes 3 times an hour. steam is fucked beyond your wildest dreams. nothing works in gaming, it's a joke, there's no competition in any sense.
trinque: yeah, it depends on whether you want the item to be a technical exemplar or an outreach mechanism, or something else
BingoBoingo: trinque: If I do get a Cuntoo running this weekend, you can expect me to submit Cuntoo-ified versions of my desktop work tools at the speed I port them. Everything I depend on seems to have already been ported to musl based linux distributions. I can't promise doing this fast, but it can be something that would help make a noob-cuntoo image down the line.
mircea_popescu: the client ? ideally it'll be everything ; but in practice we'll take what we get.
mircea_popescu: anyway, any kind of cuntoo-base for client is a distant goal anyway, seeing how ... no x
trinque: BingoBoingo: I'd be pretty stoked if somebody found the hole for new ebuilds and cut a vpatch of some useful items
mircea_popescu: ie, contemplated os ownership is a matter of pure committment. what the world is looking for, today as in the days of the venerable bede, and then as the first day, is people. the sort who commit.
mircea_popescu: the sort who save themselves "for later", well... i dunno what they're for.
BingoBoingo: trinque: Provided I get it running this time I'll at a minimum try to get up to XFCE. I'll make and rate a BingoCuntooExperimenal key for the purpose of something.
BingoBoingo: But this also depends on me getting Cuntoo built.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo, you're in absolutely no position to do any of this wtf. aren't you supposed to first find yourself a job ?
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Aite
trinque: mircea_popescu: nor I, certainly not what I'm doing. these distros are just... quite large
BingoBoingo will stay in lane
trinque: the busybox item is interesting because I have some hope of actually eating the thing.
trinque: i.e. the *source* vpatches will actually be human-sized
mircea_popescu: i guess.
mircea_popescu: anyways, eventually we'll get a troop out of new kids ready and able to actually do useful & meaningful shit in computer science, and whatever, the failure of one particular generation won't look that much more remarkable than the string it's part of.
lobbes is aiming to get the mp-wp bot fix out by tonight. Then needs to get the auctionbot in better shape.
lobbes: However, after that I wouldn't mind the idea of 'apprenticing' under trinque on cuntoo related things. I could use the education to be honest, and I know he needs hands
mircea_popescu: well... he's practical minded enough to perhaps not waste your effort.
mircea_popescu: besides, spyked was iirc by training a systems guy.
mircea_popescu: trinque, suppose spyked's game, and what you have to do is run the two fellows + whatever we can meaningfully accrete through the tmsr-ization of cuntoo.
trinque: yeah, I'd be happy to talk to both fellas about the thing.
mircea_popescu: suppose you talk to both fellas here about the thing, i wanna follow along
trinque: totally fine by me
trinque: and productive
trinque: the main problem with such a project is how large it is. there were several folks on just trb, for a bit anyway.
mircea_popescu: i expect the principal problem of trb attempt was horrid management.
mircea_popescu: not that i blame the pm, there wasn't one. but the fundamental reason why "adding more manpower to a late project only makes it later" is that lots and lots of "manpower" is actually -ev.
mircea_popescu: the original trb work suffered from a massive aglomeration of -ev workforce.
mircea_popescu: at least, that's my takeaway.

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