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a111: Logged on 2018-04-16 14:46 mircea_popescu: buildings, however, are a very opposite attempt : the dismal resistance of air (and see also un prophete discussion of winds here) and the minimal and well understood constraint of gravity allow enough free space for design to be a thing.
mircea_popescu: anyway, as to the substantive matter, it's pretty well established by now that gravity, if indeed mediated, is not mediated by something that readily assumes a wave form.
mircea_popescu: buildings, however, are a very opposite attempt : the dismal resistance of air (and see also un prophete discussion of winds here) and the minimal and well understood constraint of gravity allow enough free space for design to be a thing. ☟︎
asciilifeform: well-thrown brick can fly in the face of gravity for a while.
assbot: Logged on 25-03-2016 20:48:10; pete_dushenski: this 'protection'/extortion business model could be just the gravity well extractor that guys like asciilifeform need. it can even be done from laptop on beach!
pete_dushenski: this 'protection'/extortion business model could be just the gravity well extractor that guys like asciilifeform need. it can even be done from laptop on beach! ☟︎
asciilifeform: this is referred to as 'breaking out of gravity well'
assbot: 38 results for 'gravity well' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=gravity+well
asciilifeform: !s gravity well
BingoBoingo: There is a rabbit hole, or mebbe gravity well to fall into
assbot: algorithms - How does the Kimoto Gravity Well regulate difficulty? - Bitcoin Stack Exchange ... ( http://bit.ly/1CZy3tA )
asciilifeform: http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/21730/how-does-the-kimoto-gravity-well-regulate-difficulty << not related either to my idea or to pogo. mechanism used in one crackpot altcoin to dispense with need for absolute clock
asciilifeform: i notice a tendency among #b-a folks to dwell on 'convince folks to leave gravity well.' well, guess what, i was convinced 15+ yrs ago, before ever met you lot. and fat lot of good it did
mircea_popescu: Fartse - The World's Premiere Gravity Well Degravitizer.
asciilifeform: but otherwise a nearly obvious description of what a gravity well even is
mircea_popescu: the reason you find it so hard to escape the gravity well is in no small part due to the fact that you;ve spent many decades making the wrong decisions and they're a bitch to undo.
asciilifeform: trinque: escape from gravity well is the most personal matter imaginable
trinque: asciilifeform: I'd think there's enough talent right here to escape a gravity well
pete_dushenski: "When deep in nitty gritty of development you sometimes forget quite how world-altering the technology you’re creating is, which is probably just as well since the gravity of the matter at hand would be continually distracting. "
assbot: 26 results for 'gravity well' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=gravity+well
gabriel_laddel: !s gravity well
trinque: if I ever make it out of the gravity well I'd love to get an actual education.
BingoBoingo: It's mostly just a mind fuck documenting the behavior of a gravity well from a non-astronomical perspective.
undata: however, it might be adaptive to have a touch of it; would I keep working towards escaping the gravity well if I wasn't certain I can accomplish it?
assbot: PSA : If you're trying to escape the gravity well, you'll meet this on your way. pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/1yPDgCH )
undata: asciilifeform: http://trilema.com/2014/psa-if-youre-trying-to-escape-the-gravity-well-youll-meet-this-on-your-way/ << this is the one?
asciilifeform: see also mircea_popescu's article 'on your way out of the gravity well, this awaits you'
assbot: 19 results for 'gravity well' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=gravity+well
asciilifeform: !s gravity well
assbot: PSA : If you’re trying to escape the gravity well, you’ll meet this on your way. pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu. ... ( http://bit.ly/11EF9rE )
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2014/psa-if-youre-trying-to-escape-the-gravity-well-youll-meet-this-on-your-way/
asciilifeform: some people don't react well to a (perceived) collapse of fantasy of escape from gravity well.
pete_dushenski: meh gravity well is 75% in your own noodle
ben_vulpes: planes don't escape the gravity well.
ben_vulpes: but it's kind of an estes scale thing, and i want a giant tower of hydrocarbons atop which to ride out of this gravity well.
asciilifeform: i will answer the secret question which i can answer. 1) i personally can't pay rent with btc without giving up every other one to usg. 2) cost of extrication from gravity well is inconceivably high. 3) no one crowned me hero to begin with, why even ask.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it IS a way out of gravity well.
asciilifeform: jurov: recall my gravity well analogy. one gram of rocket fuel gets you nowhere nearer to escaping, e.g., earth or moon. a hundred tonnes - does. the gram brings you nearer to blowing out from the well only in the sense that it's one gram less that you must collect.
asciilifeform: deep inside the gravity well, probably not getting out alive; but will carry out project no. 1 and hopefully no. 2 as well before obola calls my name.
hanbot: never been stuck in a gravity well, but i find escape from most anything hinges on ability to recognize and part with things that aren't needed. escape based on what one'd rather keep/is fond of mostly consists of waiting afaik.
asciilifeform: basic mechanics of escape from a gravity well - and of escape from a country - are very similar, i dare say. you need sufficient energy (usually in the form of hard currency, but can be some unusual substitute like familial, mob, or military 'in
DreadKnight: Kushed, just because they're from a different place doesn't mean they're not affected by polarity / gravity and yin&yang as well
asciilifeform sits dourly in gravity well
asciilifeform: i have to, after all, concede that folks who have escaped from gravity well, while i sit in, are more clever than i
asciilifeform: best advice for folks not yet parked in the gravity well is 'stay the hell out'
ThickAsThieves: MaxCoin’s mining difficulty will be retargeted using the kimoto gravity well algorithm. Recently, the Dogecoin developers have been thinking of retargeting this way as well
mircea_popescu: sane minds applied to the same real problem yield similar results. german cars sort-of look like american cars for the reason that... well... road, wind, gravity...