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mircea_popescu: "I feel now that it is ridiculous to make accusations against the Jews, attributing them qualities and methods which are really much more typically English than Jewish"
mircea_popescu: in other lulz : oscar wilde's prison wailings (renamed "de profundis" by some buttfriend or other), uninteresting and unimportant as they may be, nevertheless were published in a bowdlerized version cca 1905, and in a proper version in 1960. THIS version is out of copyright in the world (which pointedly excludes the us) ; now go find it somewhere on teh
a111: Logged on 2018-09-10 15:27 mircea_popescu: but i seriously do not see the need for a "web" to support this nonsense. they'd be much better served by a single pravda.
mircea_popescu: let's look at the matter : the actual manuscript has been maintained online by the british museum for half a decade by now. more. out of all these "creative" kanzures, exactly ZERO actually transcribed it and published on their own fucking worthless "online presence".
mircea_popescu: not even the lowliest of the lowliest fruit shall be picked up, year after year after year AFTER YEAR.
mircea_popescu: nothing but neet-ing about and "do we still have to DO this" bla bla bla "the conversation" nonsense & sheer idiocy. nothing but. NOTHING BUT!
mircea_popescu: how the fuck can there exist so-and-so billion "people" and zero work comes out of them year in, year out ? what is this ?
mircea_popescu: what, i'm going to commission the transcription myself ? so what, imbeciles a la can continue to pretendf like ANYTHING WHATSOEVER the fuck else exists ?!
a111: Logged on 2018-05-04 17:15 zx2c4: mircea_popescu: oh. so. "the world doesnt care about the cool hackers on the internet, but only the assholes with prestigious positions." this has been a widely known complaint for a long time
mircea_popescu: i don't even fucking like wilde!
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in ancient trilemas, << diana_coman recommends Cordwainer Smith (aka Linebarger) & a certain Vance as literate sf. anyone read these ?
asciilifeform read linebarger
asciilifeform: d00d was an interesting fella.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman /me also answered the ancient debate meanwhile!
mircea_popescu: << meanwhile in unexpected english text from before the great switch.
diana_coman: I think it's one of those where we take one another's eyes out for half a day, at the end of which it turns out we actually agreed on the main point all along
mircea_popescu: engineers debating!
diana_coman: anyway, to the point: I still find Linebarger interesting, perhaps for the exact reason that I can't yet actually place him fully anywhere
mircea_popescu: oh oh the atomsk guy!
mircea_popescu: << amusingly, EXACT pulp, as far as form is concerned.
diana_coman: the venue for sure
mircea_popescu: let's compare and contrast 1960s cheap illustrations : the neo-post-impressionist school ( ) with the early-computerist-aesthetic (itself almost indistinguishable from "the votive america flying over some telegraph poles, drawn by qualified industrial draughtsman") :
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform anyway, here's a guy dead of ~heart attack~.
asciilifeform: ACHTUNG all pizarro rockchip customers ! if you modified your /etc/conf.d/net , in recent 2 weeks, plz say ! asciilifeform currently suspects that somebody munged theirs, and it may account for diana_coman's unreachable box, we may have to take the pilot plant down for maintenance and manually dig, if nobody says anyffing
mircea_popescu: o.O
mircea_popescu: a) i am willing to bet you're the last one to have touched such. ; b) people can actually fuck up other's boxes' routing ?!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i test'em before handing over to mod6 .
asciilifeform: and unfortunately it is the case that ips are static, and set in box, and accessible by user, this was in the log when the plant went online.
mircea_popescu: so you're telling me douchebag could have taken out your entire plant if he had a clue ?
mircea_popescu: hanbot : " spacecraft, which are crewed by humans telepathically linked with cats to defend against the attacks of malevolent entities in space, which are perceived by the humans as dragons, and by the cats as gigantic rats".
mircea_popescu: "Meeya Meefla", the only city to have preserved its name from the pre-atomic era: evidently Miami, Florida << aaahahaha! this is carrying on. where do all the orcs wanna go ? to meeya meefla, the city of moafle.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i warned of this in the first days ( currently digging in log re exact line )
asciilifeform: i do not currently know of any practical means to entirely isolate the boxes on the lan.
mircea_popescu: nevermind entirely isolate ; why are they publishing their own routes ?
asciilifeform: routes have 0 to do with it
asciilifeform: recall how static ip works
asciilifeform: there is not a 'smart' switch in the rack, all packets travel down all wires.
mircea_popescu: i guess i'm not understranding the problem. how can box a make box b unreachable ?
asciilifeform: by sitting down on top of its ip.
mircea_popescu: this can only mean "by advertising that route" to me. what the fuck ?
asciilifeform: << 1 occasion where this happened.
a111: Logged on 2018-07-11 22:41 asciilifeform: BingoBoingo plox to sit down on somewhere other than dulap ip.
mircea_popescu: what is "sit down" mean, specifically.
asciilifeform: when you set static ip in box, it starts answering packets addressed there, elementarily.
mircea_popescu: and so what if it does ?
asciilifeform: you get nonsense on the other end.
asciilifeform: rather like 2 people sitting on 1 telephone wire.
mircea_popescu: so to understand this : box x talks to box y. box y is ambiguously defined, both box a and b send ack in response, box x can not proceed connecting ?
asciilifeform: correct
mircea_popescu: isn't this a ~1940s problem solved by ROUTES ?
mircea_popescu: whereby your switch does not forward packets coming from the wrong a ?
asciilifeform: this requires 'smart' switch, where individual jacks are addressible
mircea_popescu: you're telling me you have some magical lan whereby the boxes aren't distinguished ?
asciilifeform: they're distinguished by mac ( which incidentally a malicious user could easily reset to be whatever he wants ) so the problem is only solvable in the general case by a router which operates jacks individually
mircea_popescu: both the words "switch" and "router" actually originate from a time after this problem being resolved ;/ the switch will switch, and the router will route. you got a ... multiplexer ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it is only 'resolved' in the sense you are contemplating, on juniper and similar.
asciilifeform: $50-100k
mircea_popescu: a large portion of why people are stuck paying that $$$ ; and i guess pizarro will too ?
asciilifeform: nope, current pizarro policy is that users are to refrain from interfering with others.
mircea_popescu: and you ~still~ don't see either the utility or the possibility of having a box do switching ?
asciilifeform: i definitely see .
mircea_popescu: aite
mircea_popescu: at the very least you could have a listener attached, report to you cases of double-ack
asciilifeform: theoretically yes
asciilifeform: this is in the research conveyor
asciilifeform: it won't reveal mac diddlers tho
mircea_popescu: but btw, a) still stands. i judge the odds of some user even touching conf.d ~0 and the odds of your having accidentally used the wrong values during a resetting ~100%.
asciilifeform: on the most recent occasion when i re-imaged rk ( actually 2 of'em ) i tested all 6.
asciilifeform: but we'll find out the answer today.
mircea_popescu: and of course this stands for whole space ? one could eg make foundation box inaccessible by renting rk ?
asciilifeform: currently yes
asciilifeform: l1 folx who do this, will be publicly shamed. new customer -- booted.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: if you know how to perma-fix this with a box that doesn't cost 50k or take up an entire rack (i.e. x86 box with 9000 nics) i'm all ears.
mircea_popescu: let me get this straight : if me and you have a rk, and you run your blog from there, and i overload your ip but only use port x which you do not use a) you'll never know and b) i have two ips now.
mircea_popescu is currently thinking this should be turned into a feature.
asciilifeform: << orig thread
a111: Logged on 2018-04-18 04:53 ben_vulpes: douchebag: pizarro board has serious reservations about your fucking up our honorsystem ip routing table and bringing dos/whatever hell down upon our little gated community, can i extract a commitment from you to not misbehave in my cab?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: right nao anybody can sit down on as many ips as he wants, or munge and retransmit , or pretty much any conceivable mischief.
asciilifeform: because there is, in effect, 1 shared wire.
asciilifeform: << whole thrd
a111: Logged on 2018-04-18 11:42 ascii_lander: the only sensible policy is to proclaim, ahead of time, that any customer found monkeying with the lan , will be banished, with no refunds and no recourse;
mircea_popescu: so basically what's the idea here, "do not edit /etc/conf.d/net without checking with #pizarro" ?
asciilifeform: aha. as explicitly proclaimed.
mircea_popescu: anywhere a customer'd know ? such as a comment in the file itself ? such as on sales pagE ?
asciilifeform: written after 1st time we had this thread.
asciilifeform: as the iron currently stands, it is a hostel, not hotel, and folx must refrain from shitting in one another's beds.
asciilifeform: the rk's are on own physical switch, so if one of them pulls the lan to ground, it will take out only rk cluster. but that's the only isolation available.
mircea_popescu: do me a favour and add #Do not change this if you're not entirely sure ; talk in #pizarro to make sure ; messing up the routing will cost you your reputation.
mircea_popescu: or something
asciilifeform: i'ma add it to the template, it will go on all new/reimaged boxen.
mircea_popescu: cool.
asciilifeform brb, tea
mircea_popescu: anywway, to get back to the literature discussion : this item is as fine an example of a principal cause of my distate for the stuff -- a certain pompieristic approach to engineering.
mircea_popescu: so suppose as the premise that (all) people hallucinate "dragons" in so-and-so circumstances. there's nothing wrong with this whatsoever. all literature requires a premise ; the premise will be some thing not commonly seen. that's how it works, that's how it's supposed to work, it's not the fucking police blotter or an actuarial table, it's a story. no argument.
mircea_popescu: necessarily, in order for literature to even exist, there must be a counter to this. an exception, a qualifying circumstance, what have you. say it is that class y doesn't share the property of class x. whether this is going over (people, yes, but CATS no) or going in (people, yes, except blonde virgin females with labia minora extending past and outside labia majora) it matters not.
mircea_popescu: HOWEVER! the degree and type and quality of that going, in or over irrespective, then sets the tone for the whole piece. necessarily and without possibility of escape.
mircea_popescu: because the space of possibilities constrains, very much like ; once the quality of your going is "not people -- but cats" you're stuck writing a whimsical tale for 9 year old girls. because there, and there only, is the classification so gross as to go "people... cats..."
a111: Logged on 2017-07-20 19:45 mircea_popescu: there is major difference between competition in software and competition in (any kind of) hardware. very narrow protein spaces in biofilms.
mircea_popescu: IF you aim to write "science-" anything, you must therefore show finer understanding of the available categorization trees than "oh, people see dragons but cats see rats".
mircea_popescu: but if instead you proceed to pile on "man-cat-head-intermingler" on top of the nonsense world made of people and cats and a chair, the result is not unlike the bridge that jack built : first it was a hovel, then it got a latrine boolted to the side and now somebody put a length of train track sorta sideways and calls it "a tunnel".
mircea_popescu: in short, stories work by fusing portions of reality not currently seen fused ; making out relationships where no relationship ordinarily exists. that's what a story is, always. but if the story aims to connect items that can not be connected, because they for some preexisting cause necessarily can't be found in the same place at the same time, or because they're categorically different kinds of items, or for any other reason
mircea_popescu: , the "story" attempting the fusing blindly becomes "pulp fiction" in literature, or "conspiracy theory" in the common course of storytelling (yes, that's what people do when they talk -- they tell stories).
mircea_popescu: whereas if it's particularly good quality, exposing an ACTUAL connection not before observed for fault of observation, that story actually becomes outright science.
mircea_popescu: thus therefore, i expect "science fiction" to be EXACTLY science that very well could have been, but happens to isn't ; not conspiracy theorism.
mod6: << asciilifeform handed them over to me to test they had been reset, and one could login via a temp password. This was done to douchebag's and mats' old rockchips. They both worked great after reset. I never touched the /etc/conf.d/net file.
a111: Logged on 2018-09-11 14:39 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i test'em before handing over to mod6 .
mod6: As far as my rockchip, it was mistakenly unplugged, and never worked after that.
mircea_popescu: (for completeness, the other cause of my distaste is very poor mastery of the formal aspects of the craft, like in gor fragment linked or all of literotica or everything david mamet ever wrote. just BAD , especially dialogue, but overall this impression that a lame and blind guy's fighting for his life in wordmud)
mircea_popescu: mod6 been a long time ?
mod6: And further, I never touched my /etc/conf.d/net file either.
mod6: I had been using my rockchip all the time.
mod6: I can't say for mats' or douchebags, but I can attest that after they were reset, that I could log in successfully to each at least 1 time.
mircea_popescu: no i mean, your own not working
mod6: It's been about 8 or 9 days since it lost power.
lobbes: ftr, this was the -exact- issue I was having (403 errors on www, no ssh, but could ping fine. Whatever BingoBoingo did for me then worked like a charm though.) << >>
a111: Logged on 2018-08-31 13:15 lobbes: so I have a question for the more experienced server operators out there: As of yesterday I found that I can no longer ssh into my rockchip (eggog:
mimisbrunnr: Logged on 2018-09-11 09:31 diana_coman: good morning; I can't seem to be able to connect to my rockchip anymore: http ( gives 403 You don't have permission to access / on this server ; ssh refuses connection too; there was NO change as far as I know - I haven't touched it in quite a while and last time I connected everything worked fine; any idea what might be wrong there, BingoBoingo ?
lobbes: I can also confirm I have not touched my /etc/conf.d
lobbes: */etc/conf.d/net I mean
mircea_popescu: * Trying connected
mircea_popescu: * Connected to ( port 80 (#0)
mircea_popescu: > GET / HTTP/1.1
mircea_popescu: ^ it's strictly impossible for the problem asciilifeform to be involved, seeing how i actually do handshake.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform described*
asciilifeform: back
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: we do not currently know, but BingoBoingo is in the cage as we speak with the uart probe.
mircea_popescu: k
asciilifeform: ( #p will have realtime progress )
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: << what exactly was this ?
a111: Logged on 2018-09-11 15:37 lobbes: ftr, this was the -exact- issue I was having (403 errors on www, no ssh, but could ping fine. Whatever BingoBoingo did for me then worked like a charm though.) << >>
mimisbrunnr: Logged on 2018-09-11 09:31 diana_coman: good morning; I can't seem to be able to connect to my rockchip anymore: http ( gives 403 You don't have permission to access / on this server ; ssh refuses connection too; there was NO change as far as I know - I haven't touched it in quite a while and last time I connected everything worked fine; any idea what might be wrong there, BingoBoingo ?
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: What worked for that was a power cycle, but...
asciilifeform: this is pretty alarming
mircea_popescu: lol did you contribute a few boxes to the internet's efforts to spam itslef ?
asciilifeform: i'd luvv to get an 0day out of this story, but i suspect culprit is more boring
mircea_popescu: "Where would he ever find a woman who could compare with her?" dawg, check it! out and out fury-ism!
asciilifeform: << for fyootoor ref
asciilifeform: !Q later tell diana_coman didja rebuild your rk kernel with no xhci ( usb3 ) ?
lobbesbot: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
diana_coman: asciilifeform, no; and moreover as previously stated in between "it works" and "it doesn't work" I did not even connect to it!
lobbesbot: diana_coman: Sent just now: <asciilifeform> didja rebuild your rk kernel with no xhci ( usb3 ) ?
asciilifeform: diana_coman: yes i know
asciilifeform: i gotta ask
asciilifeform: diana_coman: currently looks like you have a dying ssd
diana_coman: o.O
diana_coman: that was ...quick
diana_coman: mircea_popescu, I can see the issues you raise, they are standing.
asciilifeform: ^ uart
asciilifeform: [ 9.105595] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 33827664 << consistently across boots
asciilifeform: diana_coman: i'ma ask BingoBoingo to plug this disk into one of your other boxes (plox to choose which one) so you can recover any state you had not a chance to back up; meanwhile you will be issued a spare .
asciilifeform: ( there are two spares on hand, for this event )
asciilifeform: next we will probe mod6's box
asciilifeform: now you folx know what 'pilot plant' means !
asciilifeform: and why asciilifeform did not hurry to buy 9000 of these drives
diana_coman: technically speaking I don't own any other box - they are leased by smg rather than by me and I'm not very keen on mixing the stuff tbh; I'll check the backups to see if there's anything worth the trouble still lost
asciilifeform: diana_coman: this is strictly optional
diana_coman: the lifetime of this drive though seems veeery short, so I need to decide on wtf
diana_coman: asciilifeform, can the disk be connected to the working rockchip itself so I rummage there? atm it seems it's only the very latest comments that'd be lost so I'm in 2 minds about it anyway
asciilifeform: diana_coman: plz pop into #p & watch for updates, we are in the process of eliminating other potential culprits
diana_coman: asciilifeform, ok
asciilifeform: one of the 'dead' sticks seems to read entirely ok in dulap
diana_coman: oh, hm
asciilifeform: ( which is usb2 only ) so i currently suspect dirty or underforced connections
asciilifeform: diana_coman: can you ssh to your rk nao ?
asciilifeform: diana_coman: plz give ( or not ) permission to modify your rk filesystem to enable uart console ( /etc/inittab )
asciilifeform: we've discovered some pretty odd things
asciilifeform: the sad boxen boot if stick is moved to usb2 jack. i currently suspect loose or contaminated contacts in usb3 ( it has additional pins towards the back )
asciilifeform: however, diana_coman's unit boots, and initializes ssh , etc , but doesn't appear to actually listen on the port
mircea_popescu: << it has smart data, doesn't it ? read it.
a111: Logged on 2018-09-11 16:56 diana_coman: the lifetime of this drive though seems veeery short, so I need to decide on wtf
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: sticks dun have smart ( at least any i've seen )
mircea_popescu: for ssds especially is most illustrative (pro tip : it is not popssible to get bad sectors while drive not worn out (ie spares still exist) ; if drive worn out why was it in) etc
asciilifeform: but currently i suspect it aint the stick, watch #p for updates
mircea_popescu: wait, these are the stick-for-hdd items ?
asciilifeform: yes !
asciilifeform: as described in agonizing detail in log and photo
asciilifeform: anyway currently seems like the 'dead' sticks aint dead
asciilifeform: the boxen boot without eggog when they're installed in usb2 jack
mircea_popescu: yeah, i r forgot.
mircea_popescu: aanyways.
asciilifeform: something moar peculiar is at work, we're to find what it is .
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in other news nobody cares about, ro "musama" is not, as i had thought, commie-era invention to describe early plastics (in early application, vinyl table cloth) like "bakelite", but ancient tk word for waxcloth (müsemma). all neologisms are turkish in origin!!1
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: do you know tr ?
mircea_popescu: very vaguely.
asciilifeform: asciilifeform went on a tr kick recently, and turns out it's ridiculously simple , after all is a conlang
mircea_popescu: yes.
asciilifeform: ( they had their oddball revolution and junked their classical one )
mircea_popescu: it's like "do oyu know neogreek" "who the fuck ever would ?!"
mircea_popescu: classical tk, in the sense of sublime porte tk, is mostly a case of "do you know all the relevant poetry"
asciilifeform: i only even thought to ask because mircea_popescu wrote about hanging out in stambul erry chance he got
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: ja but they wrote their poems in persian
mircea_popescu: imo it's the better euro town. not to disparage vienna
mircea_popescu: but certainly to disparage london & paris.
mircea_popescu: i suppose in the end a very rosettian view.
asciilifeform: i admit i kinda like tr, the martian grammar is appealing
asciilifeform: ( agglutinative thing , completely incompat with indoeuro and even semit structure )
asciilifeform: rather like kazah, but without the puddle of oddball tenses
mircea_popescu: very federative mindset, the turks.
mircea_popescu: all "conquered peoples" must be let do as they will, all syllabic agglomeration must be permitted to sit undisturbed, millet all the way
asciilifeform: i do not currently know out of what ataturk & co. sewed together current-tr
mircea_popescu: process not so similar to the invention of "modern russian".
asciilifeform: not really
asciilifeform: lunacharsky (lenin's 'culture' vizier) just snipped off coupla unphonemic letters from alphabet
asciilifeform: ( as peter previously did )
asciilifeform: there was not a 'neo greek'-style process.
asciilifeform routinely reads pre-1917 texts, they're stylistically unremarkable , simply got 3 'extra' glyphs
asciilifeform: sorta funny , in 1990s ru various 'monarchist'-style folx went around trying to put'em back ~in~ . but naturally did not know the proper rules for their use, ended up with somewhat comical output
asciilifeform: compared to what, e.g., mao, did to ~his~ lang -- very small diff.
asciilifeform: re turks, supposedly 80+% of ottoman-era dictionary consisted of persisms/arabisms.
asciilifeform: which got nailed in their rev.
asciilifeform: so they ended up liek greeks.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform as i say, not so similar.
asciilifeform: lol i think i missed the 'not'
asciilifeform: so yea
asciilifeform: iirc the greeks in their turn were trying to ditch the turkisms
asciilifeform: but asciilifeform doesn't know enuff to say
diana_coman: asciilifeform, oh hey, I CAN ssh into my rockchip apparently
asciilifeform: diana_coman: that's pretty odd, i could not get it to tcp on 22
asciilifeform: diana_coman: do you see anyffing peculiar in the logs ?
asciilifeform: diana_coman: we temporarily powered up your unit with the drive on usb2 bus
mircea_popescu: there's this weird period in the 19th and 20th century wherein the application of "that there was a limit where the flaunting of their foul acts and opinions before the world must stop" was that "if you agree the world's in summary ourdemocracy, you may continue to try and implement your boyish nonsense in particular, short ranged versions"
asciilifeform: diana_coman: this produced an apparently normal (uartwise) boot
mircea_popescu: hence "nationalism" as a concept -- aims to be the answer to "what boy society could exist in female world ???"
diana_coman: asciilifeform, eh, my ssh is not on 22
mircea_popescu: and in this context, all sorts of "improvements"
asciilifeform: aaaaaaaa
asciilifeform: diana_coman: that'd explain
asciilifeform: ( and smart )
diana_coman goes to look into logs
asciilifeform: diana_coman: see if you can find why your apache fell down
asciilifeform: diana_coman: and if anything in /var/log/messages loox strange.
mircea_popescu: apache ~will~ fall down now and again, usually through oom.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i haven't used apache in yrs, so cannot say yes/no
asciilifeform: of nginx (such as it is) i get infinite uptime ( never yet seen it fall spontaneously )
asciilifeform: however diana_coman's did not come to life on boot, so i suspect a config oddity
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo is as we speak out in the shops fetching contact cleaner and freon.
diana_coman: asciilifeform, I did not set apache to start on boot, no; that much I'm not surprised at
asciilifeform: another puzzle solved !
diana_coman: I'm so fed up with "resets" that if my machine resets, I'd rather know+have a look at it then have everything restart
mircea_popescu: 148 days 13 hours 4 minutes 56 seconds on trilema box.
asciilifeform: diana_coman: this is not bad approach ( tho i still have my boxen set to come to life on boot, as sometimes i am away from console for entire day )
asciilifeform: ( on other hand i have logs saving to external box -- and displayed -- in real time )
asciilifeform: diana_coman: plox to lemme know if you find any clue re why the machine fell.
diana_coman: will do
asciilifeform: or any item whatsoever out of the ordinary
asciilifeform: diana_coman: one other q -- which kernel are you presently using ?
diana_coman: asciilifeform, on rockchip as it was, I didn't fiddle with its kernel
asciilifeform: ( kernel lives on sd card, mounted as /boot )
asciilifeform: ok
asciilifeform: canhaz uname -a plox ?
diana_coman: asciilifeform: Linux ossasepia 4.4.114asciilifeform #3 SMP Wed Apr 11 03:53:21 -00 2018 aarch64 GNU/Linux
asciilifeform: danke schon diana_coman
diana_coman: you know, it'd be funny if it turned out it is some usb3 shit, just in case there wasn't enough reason to get rid of it
BingoBoingo: At this point the question is physical usb3 shit or software usb3 shit
asciilifeform: update : eliminated august kernel as possible cause
asciilifeform: ( there appear to be four affected units, incl. diana_coman's )
asciilifeform: vacant unit 'A' behaves same as diana_coman's , and exactly same after april kernel re-emplaced there
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in freenode idiocy, i give you aka "how to ping out for being idle 4 minutes while exchanging data the very second prior"
asciilifeform: diana_coman: we found the culprit, will report here shortly
asciilifeform: diana_coman: meanwhile i'ma have to issue diana_coman and mod6 with spare sticks after all, so diana_coman plox to give signal when ok to power down your unit
asciilifeform: i'ma bitwise rescue your contents onto virgin
asciilifeform: we will purchase new drives asap
diana_coman: asciilifeform, ah, ok; I haven't really found anything useful in logs so far
diana_coman: asciilifeform, I disconnected from the rockchip
asciilifeform: danke schon diana_coman
asciilifeform: ok i have a prelim verdict :
asciilifeform: the samsung sticks are sad. back contacts (usb3) in'em, slowly dissolve
asciilifeform: ( perhaps from heat )
asciilifeform: this is the last time we use plastic-faced usb3 sticks.
asciilifeform: diana_coman and mod6 will be bitwise-copied to the 2 virginal spares today, and the entire cluster will be moved onto new sticks . the latter will be obtained asap.
asciilifeform: errybody should be back in biz in 3-4 hrs.
asciilifeform: << whole log of the hunt, for reference .
mimisbrunnr: Logged on 2018-09-11 15:01 BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: In the cage
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo is quite the useful remote pair of hands by now, isn't he.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo did a++++ work in the bilge today (and to date) .
asciilifeform: and he's got a good memory, i suspect he won't need explicit instruction next time.
mircea_popescu: anyway. what model samsungs ? or ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: MUF-128BB/AM
asciilifeform: and ha, they're apparently off the market nao
asciilifeform: i suspect we weren't the only ones.
mircea_popescu: strangely these are supposedly very low heat.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: mine right here is a good 45C
asciilifeform: which i suspect is bit much
asciilifeform: (prolly can thank pbfree solders...)
asciilifeform: currently i am looking at replacement , which is a good ~4cm iron pig
mircea_popescu: isn't this a metal casing item ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the orig is a ~1cm thing, with plastic arse
asciilifeform: ~0 heat transfer to anyffing but the jack iron
asciilifeform: << from #p log, they are visible
mircea_popescu: well what can i tell ya, this looks like it's a premium item.
asciilifeform: lol , is what asciilifeform thought !
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: This is what it looks like when you throw 8 of them in Amazon cart.
asciilifeform: approx what i'd expect
asciilifeform: update : diana_coman's disk set to copy in parallel with mod6's
asciilifeform: ( using vacant rk )
asciilifeform: !Q later tell diana_coman plox to log into your unit and put it through any necessary tests
lobbesbot: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: !Q later tell mod6 plox to log into your unit and put it through any necessary tests
lobbesbot: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: when both of you ping me back with green light signal, i'ma zero the old sticks and have BingoBoingo mail'em to asciilifeformistan for the vivisection table
asciilifeform: in the coming days BingoBoingo will obtain a blower to give added airflow to the pilot plant , oughta extend the life of the remaining sadsamsungs until we get the replacements in.
asciilifeform: mod6, diana_coman you should be back in biznis nao, plz say asap if notice any problem.
asciilifeform: and ty BingoBoingo for the skilled hands.
asciilifeform: mod6: at your earliest convenience plox to comment re the proposed replacement drives.
asciilifeform: i'd like to get'em purchased and sailing to BingoBoingostan asap.
asciilifeform: mod6: plox to credit diana_coman with phree day of rk service, and yerself -- 8d
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo btw is chair nao, so lesse if he agrees.
mircea_popescu: so in the end the idea is, plant ran too hot, ssd contacts lost contact ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: these sad stix run hot.
asciilifeform: plant per se imho ok, i've yet to see a thermal sad on a rk cpu
mircea_popescu: the idea being that they're made for consumer market, and no luser complains because no luser seriously uses them or somesuch ?
asciilifeform: precisely so
mircea_popescu: meaning we're, well, you're the first & only to even try this thing ?
asciilifeform: quite likely
asciilifeform: ditto the rk
asciilifeform: i dunno of anybody else using'em in a plant
asciilifeform: hence why 'pilot'
mircea_popescu: the sad of ever recurring.
a111: Logged on 2018-09-11 05:33 mircea_popescu: let's look at the matter : the actual manuscript has been maintained online by the british museum for half a decade by now. more. out of all these "creative" kanzures, exactly ZERO actually transcribed it and published on their own fucking worthless "online presence".
asciilifeform: exactly this, mircea_popescu
mircea_popescu: but hey, at least doing things & trying things.
asciilifeform: must.
mircea_popescu: and in other "the web has failed, utterly" lulz : trilema's "Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines)" managed for the first time in history an epic 0.0% this month.
asciilifeform: ha i suppose this means ~nobody's been reading mine either
mircea_popescu: meaning that ~nobody finds trilema via the web, ie, everyone who can read it already knows it.
asciilifeform: not even via log www ?
asciilifeform: or these excluded
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform the numbers aren't absolute 0. there's reddit and facebook and the logs and your site and everything in there, the full list is >2k separate domains
asciilifeform: aa
asciilifeform: so swamped by spamolade
mircea_popescu: but they don't figure as even 1:2k in general.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform mostly, swamped by direct traffic.
mircea_popescu: spamolade counted separately for my convenience.
asciilifeform: aa
mircea_popescu: my conclusion is that ~100.0% of the people who could possibly read trilema discovered it already.
asciilifeform: this fits with the earlier mircea_popescu hypothesis yes
asciilifeform: where 'search engines' are largely spambots talking to selves
mircea_popescu: search enbgines separate heading, 0.5%
asciilifeform: iirc mircea_popescu recently finally gave the control shot into the head of google bot
asciilifeform: so this might account for the dip
mircea_popescu: i did ?!
asciilifeform: iptables nullroute neh
mircea_popescu: but that's on the terminal ; what's it do to with the server ?
asciilifeform: aah this was only on console ?
mircea_popescu: well yes, what's it to do on a server ?
mircea_popescu: not like servers do google searches
asciilifeform: i thought it was for server
mircea_popescu: trilema never had google analytics in the modern period.
mircea_popescu: well no, but i mean... what's the server ever connect to google for ?
asciilifeform: well noshit
asciilifeform: i thought it was to cut down on bw burned on ~incoming~ bots
asciilifeform: sorta like phuctor usedto have
mircea_popescu: nah, it was to cut down on bullshit webpages doing cross-site loads.
asciilifeform: aaaaa
asciilifeform: aitre
asciilifeform: *aite
mircea_popescu: truthfully, it was originally attempt to control firefox hopeless idiocy ; but the research into that yielded more generally useful "how to truly escape panopticon"
asciilifeform: at one time i had a 'nuke anyffing that behaves like bot' on dulap
asciilifeform: ( then finally cured the db headaches, and stopped )
mircea_popescu: which is what the article was about ; "privacy" "online" isn't worth two shits when every single page loads google.ajaxapi googlefonts googleanalytics etc.
asciilifeform: ok this makes sense.
mircea_popescu: it's likle... redundant triangulation, the bs they got.
mircea_popescu: incidentally, usg.cloudflare got apparently mandated to involve usg.alphabet, they now import it
asciilifeform: i've experimented with lan-side rubbish filtration, but found it to be a headache, sumthing always slips through
mircea_popescu: i'm confident article lists all current google ranges, but as it says, they might have secret ones etc. really what it does is shoot in the head the orcish habit of importing pantsuitism.
asciilifeform: they expand erryday
asciilifeform: ( and dun bother to tell where they expanded to, naturally )
mircea_popescu: i get >10k failed attempts to load "" a day for instance.
asciilifeform: ugh
mircea_popescu: look at eg for an idea of how this works.
asciilifeform: btw you prolly know why
mircea_popescu:"GET", "", true); fine example as any
mircea_popescu: opens it ~through a dom call!!!~ to hide it from the usual filters.
asciilifeform: 'truetype' 0days.
mircea_popescu: so yeah, between the "googleapis", the "google fgonts", "google advertising" and "analytics" and 2-3 other culprits, google gets half dozen+ cookies loaded into your browser PER "3rd party" page.
mircea_popescu: plus js shenanigans, plus dom/html5 shenanigans, plus etcetera.
asciilifeform: is what 50MB www sadpages are made of, yes
mircea_popescu: for all the derpage about "attack sites using your computer to mine shitcoins" in the usg.fakenews media, google's been using well over half of everyone's cpu an' ram for the past i dunno, decade ?
asciilifeform: and for what.
mircea_popescu: "but that's ok". why ? "because it's useless, or in proper terminology, "
mircea_popescu: in other words, the alphabet nonsense is certified to never do anything [to break out of the gulag] whereas the shitcoin nonsense just fucking might. unlikely as all hell, nevertheless unlikely's too dangerous a danger!
asciilifeform: the js shitcoin miner thing is lulzy, as we speak it is falling victim to the freshly baked asics for 'asic-resistant' liquishit
mircea_popescu: doh.
asciilifeform: the idjits who bothered, nao get to sit and cry and mebbe learn sumthing
mircea_popescu: the infallible mark of the imbecile, whereby he'll create a "math proof world" wherein the fact he can't lean math won't enslave him to they who can.
asciilifeform: not like shitcoin nets aint expendable, tho
asciilifeform: for all i know, the chinese asic bakers will cry last.
mircea_popescu: ye olde thing.
asciilifeform: ( why anybody would invest in asic-baking for a shitcoin-of-the-day, i do not know )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform im sure like the shovel merchants of 1848, they sell for cash sufficient.
asciilifeform: spamming js has ~0 nre cost . asic > 0.
asciilifeform: i suppose from that pov asic could +ev
asciilifeform: if can match'em up with suckers fast enuff.
mircea_popescu: possibly.
asciilifeform: problem with asic is that you gotta bake & liquidate 50-100k units, to break even, as i currently understand
asciilifeform: seems like tall order for monerozcashodium-of-the-day
mircea_popescu: i have long suspected your numbers were off ; as recently discussed.
asciilifeform: they could be !!
asciilifeform: my numbers are from almost 10y ago.
BingoBoingo: Ah, 17th anniversary of 9/11 passes and the most interesting news in the world is Samsung quietly removed a defective USB ssd from market without recalling it
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: ~nobody ~ever recall shit.
asciilifeform: it only happens when usg prods
mircea_popescu: back in the original "asic" days, the first "company" that made it, consisted entirely of fellows -- not particularly bright, but with chinese presence.
a111: Logged on 2018-09-04 15:36 mircea_popescu: i dunno what the fuck you think juniper is ; but as a factual matter juniper is the result of exactly this conversation among dumber people ~15 years ago.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: iirc 1st 'btc asic' were entirely fraudulent fpga-with-sanded-top
mircea_popescu: i didn't judge it more than "one of the schmucks is fucking some local baillif's daughter" or such ; they never looked like anything more than high six figures were ever available to them.
mircea_popescu: this was many years ago.
asciilifeform: these then financed baking of actual asic
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform nah, the first actually successful thing.
asciilifeform: yes but it was paid for iirc with this.
mircea_popescu: the fpga-sanded-off was usg's own fraud division "butterfly labls", with the mafia dorks.
asciilifeform: oh hm
mircea_popescu: the actuall successful item was asic-something, unrelated entirely.
asciilifeform does not know for certain, was not fully tuned in then
asciilifeform: i also remember a very spotty performance in the orig asics, where ~random selection of subcores actually ran, and no attempt was made to 'package the defective transistors in separate bag for your convenience sir'
asciilifeform: some folx got 200kHash/s chips, others 300, 400...
asciilifeform: the sort of thing you wouldn't tolerate in even tire nipples
mircea_popescu: let me dig through teh archives, might as well.
asciilifeform: btw if mircea_popescu or somebody else here discovers that asic ( ~actual~ asic, not metallization-fpga ) can nao be baked for a coupla coin, asciilifeform will not cry; quite opposite.
asciilifeform: FG for instance is fully asicable as-it-stands
asciilifeform: with 0 changes to the coad
asciilifeform: ( was made this way quite deliberately )
asciilifeform: i would not propose it as the 1st to bake, tho. but there it is.
mod6 reads scrollback
lobbesbot: mod6: Sent 44 minutes ago: <asciilifeform> plox to log into your unit and put it through any necessary tests
mircea_popescu: ok, so the thing that meanwhile "became" bitmain through "incorporating" in the sense of ditching the "forum investors" and any possible claims they may have was, before that move, the first and only ever "investment success" of tardstalk, made the "asicminer". "ceo" was one "freidcat"
asciilifeform: name sounds familiar
mircea_popescu: is probably the controlling story, but basically, six or so years ago there was one single "success" in a cloud of utter inept idiots.
mircea_popescu: they fucked up the financial side, after managing to be the 1-in-100 that didn't fuck up the operational side.
mircea_popescu: anyway, whatever that discussion -- the point is that a bunch of tards with some modicum of chinerse connection turned <1mn into actual baked chips cca 2012.
mircea_popescu: << more detail on same topic.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: 1mn in cash + some unknown amount of promisolade to sumbody, neh
asciilifeform: backed with... idk what ( kneecaps ? )
mircea_popescu: i doubt anyone'd have thought their promises solvent.
asciilifeform: is what i'd think
asciilifeform: but i do not know
asciilifeform: in '90s ru derps were able to borrow from newly-baked banks. at 20%. backed with soldering iron and wife.
asciilifeform: maybe cn similar.
asciilifeform: could be, friedcat et al had 4 daughters to put as collateral.
mircea_popescu: seems unlikely.
asciilifeform: can't currently think of how else.
asciilifeform: the asic folx did get a certain amt of lift from self-mining and the rising usd exch figure
mod6: << >> << Looks good to me, just say when and will get BB the funds for an order.
a111: Logged on 2018-09-11 20:00 asciilifeform: currently i am looking at replacement , which is a good ~4cm iron pig
a111: Logged on 2018-09-12 00:01 asciilifeform: mod6: at your earliest convenience plox to comment re the proposed replacement drives.
asciilifeform: ( baking asics is a pretty straight way to bank on rising btcusd )
mod6 goes off to test the rockchip
mircea_popescu: meanwhile of course,
asciilifeform: lol loox like 2014-style 'mining bond' sad sacks
asciilifeform: mod6: got it
mircea_popescu: incidentally, since we were discussing : ALL of these "early modern financial vehicles" are the same thing -- smoke and mirrors for a "government of England" to pay 30 pennies to the pound and keep the capital.
asciilifeform: !Q later tell BingoBoingo at your earliest convenience, plox to gpggram current postage addr, i can order these with own hands
lobbesbot: asciilifeform: The operation succeeded.
mircea_popescu: Gigavps launched bonds, paid 3-40 cents to the coin to date (but you can dilute that if you wish to "upgrade", of course); hashking launched "investments", paid 30 cents or less; amazingrando idem, this is the story since day one. <<
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Will do
lobbesbot: BingoBoingo: Sent just now: <asciilifeform> at your earliest convenience, plox to gpggram current postage addr, i can order these with own hands
mod6: Ok logged into rockchip just fine.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i'm at least a little surprised to hear that any of'em paid anyffing
mod6: nice work guys!
mircea_popescu: of course they did.
asciilifeform: mod6: congrats
mircea_popescu: how did churchill put it, "he wouldn't stoop and didn't conquer"
asciilifeform: lol
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Here you go
asciilifeform: ty BingoBoingo
mod6: nice, rockchip is rockin' again
asciilifeform: neato
mod6: love this thing
mod6: fg is working great, A+++
asciilifeform: diana_coman also be sure to test yours
asciilifeform: (incl fg)
mod6: who wants to buy some random numbers?
mod6: shit, wrong channel
asciilifeform: lel
mircea_popescu: i'd buy a random number four.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: before i buy the pile tomorrow, see if the item can be sourced from the same join where you magicked forth the uart
asciilifeform: could be substantially cheaper (no bakshish)
mircea_popescu: o btw -- if anyone's excited of the prospect of trying to avoid my scraping and messaging bots, fetlife's hiring a senior ruby on rails dev.
asciilifeform: lol!
asciilifeform tries to picture 'senior' ruby dev
mircea_popescu: whole shitpit fire could use some challenge.
asciilifeform: 'доходяга'
asciilifeform: it's like a senior U sifter at butugychag.
asciilifeform: 'hey n00b, i already worked 3mo of the expected 3.5 life'
asciilifeform: btw mircea_popescu how do i say доходяга in ro ?
asciilifeform: ( orig was pun. lit. 'one reaching the end of the road', but not errybody knows that it was a '30s play on 'доходим до социализма' slogan
asciilifeform: )
mircea_popescu: i can't think of anything, actually.
asciilifeform: i guess not so much gulag in ro
mircea_popescu: there's fine literary reference available, say "batore, sarace", but all this is cult.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Will see what I can find
mircea_popescu: (orig story about old mine nag, very touching)
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i dun expect that you'll find
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: fefeleaga ?
asciilifeform: poor bator!
asciilifeform: i think that may have been the 1st full length ro lit asciilifeform was able to eat
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: is -eaga equiv to the ru equiv. suffix ? ( i.e. '--poorbastard' . e.g. бродяга ~= 'poor wandering bastard' )
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform << orig.
asciilifeform: yea recognized
mircea_popescu: anyway, it preserves the important parts ; little is quite as dreary in human experience as the early modern mine.
asciilifeform: dunno how much moar cheerful is current mine
asciilifeform: but certainly fewer folx know about it.
mircea_popescu: right.
mircea_popescu: anyway, ro even lacks equiv of en "dead man walking", as such.
mircea_popescu: and no, -eaga is not the sufix there.
asciilifeform: falsecognate eh
mircea_popescu: "fefeleaga" has no obvious ro cognate, looks like a hu retroversion of some kind. but the exact path escapes me.
asciilifeform: ( sometimes seems like odin created ro so as to make a set of falsecognates for ru folx to trip on )
asciilifeform: !#s nauka
a111: 1 result for "nauka",
asciilifeform: hm
asciilifeform: !#s truda
a111: 1 result for "truda",
asciilifeform: could've sworn we had this one
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform we had a buncha these lol. narod also.
asciilifeform: aha!
mircea_popescu: i always believed it's deliberate on ro part.
asciilifeform: specif from colonial period ?
asciilifeform can picture it
asciilifeform will bbl: meat.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in lulz,
mircea_popescu: and in "muckracking" (ie, ideologically & politically directed pantsuit libel) : a pile of (eagerly swallowed) 1830s fabrications.

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