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January 16, 2018

The thot plickens (or: I r a cryptocurrency scamzor!)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 8:57 a.m.

Continuing from the previous entry, I just got several copies of the same pasta delivered even to companies from which I have been divested for some time! Gracious, the competence on display...

Ben,
This is NOT worth it. You seem like a smart guy; spending your time stealing from innocent, hard working people is going to bite [...]

Were you looking for me?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 6:54 a.m.

It started, as so many magical things do, in #trilema. A wild camho appeared, but upon investigation and to much disappointment, the 'ho in question revealed its final form to be that of the XY type. Some trolling was engaged in; the trap in question got butthurt and spent some time bothering me in PM:
ben_vulpes: [...]

October 21, 2017

FUCKGOATS testing

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 11:15 p.m.

I got my FUCKGOATS some time ago; it is a hardware "true random number generator" that Stanislav (aka asciilifeform) designed and built to be as auditable and user-moddable as is sensibly possible; a marvelous achievement in the era of unmoddable and unfixable boxes.
Because I don't know much about how Linux works, I compiled my primary [...]

August 18, 2017

primorial zoop!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 6:54 a.m.

Mircea Popescu asked for computations of the largest primorial to fit within first 515 bytes, and then 4096 later for reasonable reasons having to do with RSA padding and machine word widths. And so my adventures in remedial mathematics continue, with an implementation of the Sieve of Eratosthenes (which, no, I also had never heard [...]

June 30, 2017

The End of Emissions Control

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 4:01 p.m.

"Diesels: reliable startup and operation, high power, and low emissions: pick two".
Every single step along the road to the software-controlled car made perfect sense in its own context, and nobody could have predicted that baking what were once called "general purpose computers" into the automobile would result in the megastate's complete and humiliatinng defeat on [...]

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