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mircea_popescu: as in the http://trilema.com/2016/and-they-wont-fucking-yield/#selection-127.158-131.25 ; you understand this, the merit washing is done in "secret" meetings so small and inconsequential the irc spammer kids could force them.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-04-28#1649667 << bwahaha. apparently it occurs to no-one that by the time merit washing requires them "seasoned cryptographers" and "security researchers" BY THE ROOMFULL, and anonymously, the actual value of either symbol isn't very much anymore nor can be. ☝︎
pete_dushenski: asciilifeform: iirc pete_dushenski went there? << close-ish. or at least as close as guessing that johnny went to temple when in fact he went to u maryland. fwiw ubc has been the primary north american home of chinese merit washing and mainland offshoring for the better part of two decades now, much to the chagrin of the locals, eg. http://www.contravex.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ed-Kim-Instatool1.jpg
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-12-28#1592256 <<< dude seriously, with the fucking ridiculous merit washing. plox to compare and contrast that shit with http://trilema.com/2014/interacting-with-fiat-institutions-a-guide/ ☝︎
asciilifeform: ' << merit-washing
assbot: Logged on 31-05-2015 18:16:50; ben_vulpes: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/05/how-a-grad-student-uncovered-a-huge-fraud.html << merit washing plus "social science" leads to lulz in short order
ben_vulpes: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/05/how-a-grad-student-uncovered-a-huge-fraud.html << merit washing plus "social science" leads to lulz in short order ☟︎
mats: i smell merit washing
mircea_popescu: anyway, re the "questions asked" : in a total nod to asciilifeform's "merit washing" ideas, by now the point isn't even to have any sort of product, as it hasn't been for decades, noreven any sort of plan. they "invest" in "great teams", nao. "kids will figure it out later".
mircea_popescu: obviously they'd operate on a (being scammed) to (merit washing) continuum. it won't be either 0% or 100%.
decimation: ben_vulpes: apparently the company R&D budget is now to be used for 'merit washing'
pete_dushenski: asciilifeform: !s merit washing << seen this ? http://www.contravex.com/2014/04/27/philanthropy-not-power/
assbot: 25 results for 'merit washing' : http://s.b-a.link/?q=merit+washing
asciilifeform: !s merit washing
mircea_popescu: <BingoBoingo> decimation: Merit Washing? << actually 200mn is a gross understatement.
BingoBoingo: decimation: Merit Washing?
asciilifeform: decimation: it's laundry / merit-washing. we simply don't know the details.
kakobrekla: ;;google merit washing
kakobrekla: !google merit washing
asciilifeform: decimation: merit-washing, yes
decimation: sounds more like another form of merit-washing to me
assbot: 11 results for 'merit washing' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=merit+washing
asciilifeform: !s merit washing
asciilifeform: 'merit-washing' is a real thing, even if herr church pulled it fortuitously out of own arse