Sentences (#96)

Cynical insight from Spandrell:

nobody cares about the public purse. It’s public.

April 18, 2017admin 23 Comments »
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  • Cryptogenic Says:

    One can indulge in schadenfreude and monkey-level tribalism without making an embarrassing “commitment” or compromising one’s low time preference. It takes a redoubling of cynicism to recall that there are no political solutions.

    This doesn’t mean that e.g. watching Moldylocks get rekt in Berkeley wasn’t enjoyable, or that election night wasn’t exhilarating.


    Posted on April 18th, 2017 at 3:02 pm Reply | Quote
  • dmf Says:


    Posted on April 19th, 2017 at 1:02 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    Coca-Cola Bringing Google-Powered Digital Signage System to Retail, Restaurants, Cinemas and More


    Posted on April 19th, 2017 at 6:35 pm Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    I would rather deny that such thing as ‘public purse’ exist.


    Posted on April 19th, 2017 at 6:59 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    » Robyn Peterson, chief technology officer for Ziff Davis Media, was looking to store some 250 GB of his personal data online and opted for a web hosting company that offered server space at rates comparable to that of Dreamhost.

    The backup process was long but smooth (Robyn is a geek). And then one fine morning, he discovered that all his files have been deleted from the web server without any notification. The tech-support team responded saying that they “have been cracking down on people using our services for backing up files.” The data was never recovered. »

    This is just retarded. Many such stories.

    BTW I’ve made a backup of the entire website.

    Funnily enough, I’m running my OS from an external HDD, which is possible with a bit of hackin’.


    Low IQ, Low Brow, Low Income Juvenile Reader Reply:

    The poor c-level exec…


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    » Alice begins a backup, which takes a complete snapshot of her files.
    She does not need to decide whether to do a “full backup” or “incremental backup”.
    Tarsnap automatically finds the unique data within her files. [Block Level Copying?]
    Only this data is uploaded and stored.
    Alice pays less than $5/month.
    Even though she has thousands of daily backups, adding up to several terabytes of non-unique data.
    Alice’s data is secure.
    Even if an attacker (Mallory) breaks into Tarsnap’s storage, he lacks her private keys and thus cannot read or modify her data. »


    Wagner Reply:

    Erikson do not spam here. Half the time what you post is non-sequitur, I have no idea how it congeals with the point at hand. Be more mindful.


    ArchonAlarion Reply:


    Dude, you are one to talk.

    The comments section here used to be good and now it’s apparently a shitposting board for schizophrenics. I get that Land is cryptic and people like to add to the atmosphere, but if you have nothing relevant to add, why bother? Take your damn meds or a chill-pill or something.

    Also, wtf happened to chaos patches?

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Fuck you Wagner. Land said one could post here at liberty.

    Wagner Reply:

    @ArchonAlarion, thanks, I’ll be more mindful too. I rarely shitpost here though, consider that you might perceive my poasts that way because you don’t understand what I’m getting at.

    @Erikson I don’t trust anything with “lib” in it. Tends to be a lab-experiment that blows up in one’s face.

    Wagner Reply:

    I post here against my will! It makes me a nervous wreck thinking about 5his but here goes: I was walking in the woods last Summer and an insectoid alien vacuumed me up into its dipshit spaceship. First s/he(?) made me touch the flesh of human-alien hybrids with my bare hands. It was disgusting and I still want to cut my hands off because of it. It flaked off in little chips and the things shrieked with something between terror and pleasure. I had a rash for weeks afterward. Next I had to do.. other.. things that I’ll leave to your imagination that frankly you’d have to literally torture me to describe. After that my head was put in a vice that was connected to the master alien and its buzz-language was echoed into my brain – somehow I could understand it. The closest terrestrial parallel was that it was a giant fly. It’s mouth makes me want to throw up thinking aboutAHH!! FUCK!! And it told me that I HAVE TO post here. It showed me visions of apocalypse if I didn’t obey, vivid explosions across the face of the earth, worse than those videos of nuclear bombs. It told me to MAKE Land pivot out of his FALSE WAYS. It told me it knew I thought it looked like a fly and that compared to it HUMANS ARE FLIES and all our solemn sciences and philosophies are so primitive that ITS race ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND years ago thought them lower than the goings-on of how humans see insects NOW.

    Anyway I’m going to cite this post when ZOG tries to imprison me for thoughtcrime in the future. Going to show up to court wearing a diaper full of peanut butter and scoop out a handful and lick it in front of the jury.

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    » Great graphics. Beautiful and adjustable 3-D slate and clamshell stones with shadows, and realistic wood grain. You can rotate the board, or add coordinates. Won the “Best Design” award at the 1991 World Computer Go Championship. »

    » Move suggestions. At each move it can show suggestions for next move, by category (such as attacking, invading, endgame, etc). Can also show liberty counts and/or group strengths for all groups. The computer can show its lookahead while it is thinking. »

    » Computer solving of go problems. The computer can solve life and death problems in your games to help you improve. »

    » Fuseki Library. A library of opening sequences on the whole board from almost 100,000 professional and strong amateur games. At each position, shows the popularity of each next move. Every game played is added to the libray. You can add additional games in sgf format from any source.

    Joseki Tutor. Over 45,000 move library of standard corner sequences is available for study or reference. Includes joseki, near-joseki, trick plays, and responses to many bad moves. Use it to look up variations, or to test your joseki knowledge. »

    » Igowin is a free 9×9 only Windows-95/98/NT Version of Many Faces of Go, that plays fast, tracks your go strength as you improve, and learns from its mistakes so it never loses the same way twice. It includes the full Many Faces of Go tutorial, and an on-line manual with lots of information about the game. »

    Start doing something productive Wag. Go.

    Posted on April 19th, 2017 at 8:52 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ‘The Monster at the End of Capitalism’, TA Strunk.

    » When the precarity of late capitalism or (in the case of British Gothicism, nascent industrial capitalism) is recast as a ghost, or as a Lovecraftian knot of terror, unable to be disconnected from the shadows surrounding it, we understand it not as misdirection, but as metonymy — replacing a part for a whole. The terror in Night in the Woods, in other words, is much like the terror in Wuthering Heights: the scary part isn’t the ghosts or the hauntings, whether or not you believe in the actual phantoms themselves. »


    Posted on April 19th, 2017 at 10:47 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    ‘A Gentle Introduction to Data Classification with [G]’.

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    Traditionally, VDI has been a technology reserved for the Fortune 500. That all
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    01:58:52,204 –> 01:58:54,832
    What a collection of scars you have! »»

    01:58:58,811 –> 01:59:02,770
    Our scars have the power
    to remind us the past was real.

    01:59:03,649 –> 01:59:06,117
    We live in a primitive time,
    don’t we, Will?

    01:59:06,185 –> 01:59:08,312
    Neither savage nor wise.

    01:59:08,387 –> 01:59:10,014
    Half measures are the curse of it.

    01:59:10,289 –> 01:59:14,385
    A rational society would either
    kill me or put me to some use.

    01:59:16,962 –> 01:59:20,056
    Do you dream much, Will?
    I think of you often.

    01:59:21,233 –> 01:59:23,997
    Your old friend, Hannibal Lecter. »


    Posted on April 20th, 2017 at 3:43 am Reply | Quote
  • An Fomoire Says:


    Chaos Patches are gone because it’s all chaos now.

    Also, do you remember what happened in that time? We’d get maybe two posts a week, including the Patch. Now Admin posts almost daily. I think it’s an improvement, but I’ve had to hunt other sites for a monday morning weird news dump.


    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Make yer own chaos patches ye losers


    Alrenous Reply:

    Blogging in general has a sub-unity ROI. Link posts additionally take effort, and thus everyone who does them gets Darwinnowed sooner or later.


    Posted on April 20th, 2017 at 8:55 am Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:


    » Disadvantage of Periodic Backups • If your hard drive where you store your in-use data files and folders fails after a periodic backup, you will probably lose the data files that you created or modified after the date and time of the periodic backup. »»

    Multiple Techniques for Maximum Redundancy • For maximum reliability, you can combine drive mirroring, periodic backups (such as Macrium, Clonezilla or Acronis), and manual copying of data files and folders to mitigate against the disadvantages of the various redundancy techniques.

    “Drive mirroring” means that two or more hard drives are kept matched up with the exact same set of data files and folders.

    “Real time” means that changes to data files and folders on one hard drive are almost simultaneous with your pressing on the Enter key or clicking on “Save”.

    When drive mirroring is not “real time” and there is a time lag between the two or more mirrored hard drives, a drive failure in the first updated hard drive will probably result in the permanent loss of data that was not written to the second+ hard drive. »»


    According to Wikipedia: some environments, it is possible to “split the mirror”,.., then a new disk can be substituted so that the inactive disk can be kept in much the same way as traditional backup. »

    by Franscis Chao, Tucson Computer Society! the largest open membership PC Users Group in southern Arizona. The latter which also published ‘Many Faces of Go’, Feb 2017 @~


    Posted on April 20th, 2017 at 1:52 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    Computing is the extension of agriculture


    Posted on April 20th, 2017 at 3:28 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    I use Visualping Chrome extension to monitor every minute for changes. Or was it every second?


    Posted on April 20th, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply | Quote
  • Pseudo-chrysostom Says:

    Tbh i think we all did our best work four years ago.


    Posted on April 21st, 2017 at 1:50 am Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    @G. Eiríksson
    I love play to Go it is great game indeed, dropped chess because of it. but one thing is disturbing. especially when I play white against black and winning, I feel it is quite a rassist thing. on another hand black move first. thinking to paint stones, but again what color to choose, red and blue? even worst …


    Posted on April 22nd, 2017 at 12:49 pm Reply | Quote

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