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: Logged on 2015-06-25 07:05 mircea_popescu: "Our Solutions Leadership About Us Careers News Contact" who the fuck thought this is how you do it ? it's almost like the soviet
butcher, "we're the advertising shop, we don't have publishers. fish is what they don't have in the shop down the street"
: I would've said this in jest of soviet
perceptions of AMERICA (TM)
: Logged on 2018-01-24 03:52 phf: ascii still labours under soviet
system: "hygiene is useful, you will also get shot for not doing it"
: ascii still labours under soviet
system: "hygiene is useful, you will also get shot for not doing it"☟
: Diana Voman sounds very Soviet
to me for some reason.
: the russki kids that "didn't want to" go to afghanistan and went anyway cuz who the fuck is asking them at least had the superficially coherent excuse that they did not believe in the soviet
state. the ameritards by comparison "we only believe in it-gives-us-free-monies portion of us, no more", much less of an argument.
: that they're "soviet
" or "ourdemocracy" matters less than "they exist in 1970".
: actually i think in soviet
system they were produced by going further distance from moscow. the whole soviet
engineer model of economic expansion: send a group of leveled up moscovites to khanty-mansiyks to build a factory and a hospital
: hmm, i suspect myself and ascii are products of soviet
background. we expect there to not be shit also outside the castle walls (no shit in all the new soviet
man's households by year 1956!)
: And it turns out the State's bank is the far less soviet
: In developments thus far, the responsiveness of the current accountant has been a disappointment, an independent accountant has been consulted, and getting ready for an adventure to a less soviet
: amusingly enough, soviet
attempt to industrialize culture fared just as miserably.
: this shit reads exactly like old soviet
side jokes about the great production and utter penury.
: from here to "we sacrificye for PARTY" is but one step, and it's idiotic step. soviet
worked when sacrificed for lenin, for trotsky, for stalin. failed when sacrificed "For party"
: where the fuck is that piece commenting on how soviet
citizens all sooner or later wake up to the disney quality of their state ?
: the argument is not that usian socialism is utterly and entirely disjunct from soviet
: asciilifeform the ideal of the soviet
man of science is that until such a time as every last soviet
citizen can follow brin the elder, no brin the elder should speak ?
: there's soviets that read "ponedelnik nachinayetsa..." and took it to heart, they proped up the rest of the charade. that's the ideal soviet
man, that products of intelligentsia parents like ascii or myself talk about. it is obviously a chimera, but it still has a mythical value
: like, let's have an example of any item, mechanism, anything recognizably soviet
that worked as described.
: the point is really, "soviet
man didn't know how to support a group" ?
: asciilifeform how do you read "it seems to me, that he did not know how to do things that would be of use to him personally, or some particular group. everyone. or nobody. we all once were like this. us. people from a destroyed country" other than a) a retcon of history (soviet
man EMINENTLY was never like this,. but like the opposite of this) and b) "please please please let there be no republc please" rendered in prolix sty
: 'perhaps, to the end of his days, valeriy bardin remained a soviet
man -- it seems to me, that he did not know how to do things that would be of use to him personally, or some particular group. everyone. or nobody. we all once were like this. us. people from a destroyed country. and, perhaps, will be again. perhaps this was specifically the thing which was worth learning from valeriy bardin. when he was still there.'
: Logged on 2017-04-05 13:43 mircea_popescu: understand something about "declarations" in this vein : they themselves are an attack, if you can't universally enforce them. the us collapsed out of an attempt to declare that "they, not us, are the bad guys" without the actual strength to enforce this ; so did the soviet
union, and so does every inept mother who tries to tell her kid what to do out of line.
: but the same drive to ever cheapen the soviet
's offerings to the zek ("only political training contributes to forwarding teh revolution!! everything else contributes to costs!!!" said teh world famous elena ceausescu-zigglar) will cheapen the very rug from under your feet also.
: asciilifeform there is that ; but not reliably, hence soviet
: Logged on 2017-12-22 21:09 phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2017-12-22#1756823
<< abbrev has a funny history: "заключенный красноармеец" because of early soviet
labour army experiments, later renamed to "заключенный каналоармеец", i.e. builder of беломорканал, to make it more politically correct. initially the abbrev had implications of forced labour specifically, but only later was generally applied to all prisoners. (probably bec
<< abbrev has a funny history: "заключенный красноармеец" because of early soviet
labour army experiments, later renamed to "заключенный каналоармеец", i.e. builder of беломорканал, to make it more politically correct. initially the abbrev had implications of forced labour specifically, but only later was generally applied to all prisoners. (probably bec☝︎☟
: Logged on 2014-02-14 17:26 mircea_popescu: ok, so school in soviet
: right, that's it. he just dun want to there be any jews. clearly unites nazi antisemitism with soviet
antisemitism with etcetera. socialism, ie, dear lord protect us dumbasses from our betters.
: (i find it amusing how all the later day soviet
saints have some shoe reference readily accessible to be retrieved by)
: generally substance abuse in post soviet
world would curl the contemporaneous mind. cluj tribunal, three levesl, maybe say 50k sq foot of floor space, a thousand or two (mostly women) working there had A TRUCK. i don't mean a van. i mean a semi.
<< i think i knew hundreds. widely abused in post-soviet
medical system, for instance ; at some point a whole surgical section was losing it at the same time, one step away from ending up discussed in the national security council.☝︎
: like czechs exactly (another major source of soviet
: the problem with this is that soviet
military man valuable ; chinese valuable ; romanian evidently valuable. what value does us tard bring ?
: dood also had serious emotivity probloems -- extremely shy, etcetera. epicycle is perhaps that encounter with the czechoslovak "labour people" when they ask him a (simple, let's be friends) question (context is that he's the hero, against soviet
invasion, etc) and he totally can't answer.
: this is ~the whole story of soviet
colonization of romania.
: not liek the public's doing much investment these days. approx on par with good soviet
of 1987, had special retainer out of salary for "investments".
: asciilifeform it works fucking admirably though, compared to the soviet
: in soviet
bitcoinlandia, forkers fork you
: Why does it have to be junk? Just because it is soviet
: contrary to the aspirations of the anachronistic-minded science-fanfic author/consumer, the 1970s enjoyed 1970s tech ; and 1970s 2nd world shitholes (ie, the soviet
bloc) enjoyed 1950s techs as a baseline. or as ceausescu's main tech theft guy said, "they'll sell us yesterday's technology for today's money, but what can you do."
: asciilifeform he failed to order the national guard to fire upon the parliament, in modern soviet
: basically, very strong signs of argentinization in the ex-soviet
: but in any case, the process is wildly successful -- the whole "oh noes, corporate responsibility, banks stole our money" went exactly nowhere FOR THE EXACT REASON the usg "banks" play the role of the soviet
planning committee. such can do no ill, by definition of state in socialism, and so... they WILL be rescued, with "money" freshly printed.
: the process was apparently well received by "the society", which is to say poor people. exactly like in the original nazi and soviet
implementations. except while in the first two the elite actually fled, in this last one the elite is playing the inept game of "i wonder if i can make a steelworks so successful hitler actually steals it from me".
: ( 'stierlitz walked on the streets of berlin. mueller recognized that he was a soviet
spy, but not because of the ppsh machinepistol clumsily slung across his shoulder, and not because of the parachute he dragged behind him, but because of the maker tag on his waistcoat, 'bolshevikess', which in typical russian slopiness had not been torn off.'
: pretty much the only thing that comes to mind is the now famous soviet
самокритика, and the significantly less famous but culturally much more important habiot of medieval tards to conduct "religious debates" with the jews, lose miserably, then claim "draw".
: a) that there was no direct route from imperial ranks to soviet
ranks and b) that therefore the lenin moment is JUST AS necessary and "Correct" or how you call it as stalin's. there's no "error".
: "there will be a moscow exhibition of arts by over 100 sculptors and painters of the soviet
republics. these were executed over the past five years."
: anyway, the whole meeting went in that vein, ceausescu pointed out to soviet
troops still at praga, gorby was liek "oh, that is a bilateral matter" "da, stiu, este un acord bilateral incheiat dupa ocuparea cehoslovaciei" (yea, i know... post-occupation bilateral). then gorby says they can't agree in this matter and ceausescu agrees with him.
: anyway, there's a pile of disinfo and general crap surrounding the events. as an example : on 2-3 dec gorbachev hung out with bush on a soviet
ship. on 4th, there was the wasaw pact meeting. gorbachev was well excited of whatever, the new bulgarian (mladenov, his college pal) and generally the western press coverage.
: Checks one box, opaque to pantsuit. Fails on its soviet
style USSA idiocy.
: but there is a huge difference between intelligent sovereignity and soviet
: Logged on 2017-10-06 14:25 mircea_popescu: "Although ISIS have repeatedly attempted to claim credit for the shooting, saying Paddock had recently converted to Islam, both his brother and authorities have dismissed the claims. He had 'no religious affiliation, no political affiliation,' Eric said, adding: 'He just hung out.'" << good soviet
: "Although ISIS have repeatedly attempted to claim credit for the shooting, saying Paddock had recently converted to Islam, both his brother and authorities have dismissed the claims. He had 'no religious affiliation, no political affiliation,' Eric said, adding: 'He just hung out.'" << good soviet
: "regulatory compliance" it's called in-universe. but in practice, they're exactly like the old time soviet
: problem compounded by the fact that my only interest in the matter stems from an obscure mention in an post-war anti-soviet
propaganda song by some guy i studied.
: Logged on 2017-09-27 05:36 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform what was the soviet
term for the "moment of realisation" that sovietism is actually a lie ? i forget
: asciilifeform what was the soviet
term for the "moment of realisation" that sovietism is actually a lie ? i forget☟
: asciilifeform: yeah, it was a very niche thing. a sort soviet
retro future exhibit that somehow survived through the 90s. i don't quite remember what else was there, plasma globes, various magnet accentuated magnetic liquids, that sort of stuff
: ie, when at the height of soviet
obamacare you broke your leg and your mother made you an ad-hoc wooden contraption to fix it, she DID in fact bespoke you a traction, even if it sucked so bad as to compare negatively to african healthcare.
: no amount of sophistry will justify a bespoke rollsroyce with soviet
pistons, or a bespoke kbd where letters wear off .
: mircea_popescu would buy rollsroyce with bespoke cabin and soviet
-quality engine ?
: russian womahn : oh it was terrible. during the night they took turns fucking me and during the day they held soviet
committee meetings to infiereze my whorishness.
: In Soviet
Russia, fluid vaporizes YOU
: certainly. but no, sometyhing, anything. "in the past nine years while the republic choked the remnants of http://btcbase.org/log/2017-08-10#1696459
we at the soviet
biolabs have a) deployed ten thousand chips in the back yard resulting in three different bactins ; and have this microscope that spit out 10k gifs.☝︎
<< to quote the definitive formulation of this particular bit of post ww2 new-us-soviet
propaganda (delivered by cagney in the roaring twenties), "there's a new kind of setup you don't understand. guys don't go tearing things apart like we used to. people try to build things up. that's what lloyd's trying to do. in this new setup... you and me don't belong."☝︎
: So much old trilema to read and link as Soviet
: (and , of course, they're making the eternal soviet
mistake, spending 5bn on "research", except in healthcare, ai, batteries, self-driving vehicles, satellites etc. ie, trying to spend money to rewrite history with themselve in the picture. if you have a fucking clue you never invest in R&D in "hot" shit)
: and you know i'm right, because soviet
distributed goods in the exact same manner, and ppl... didn't "pay" units of nothing for them. and this had no impact whatsoever.
: that dude's a fine example of usgistani ersatz. he hangs out in "personal finance" talking about finance, all the while his worldview is purely soviet
socialism, command economy etc.
: Logged on 2017-08-07 04:30 mircea_popescu: but see, that's not at all the point. for one thing : all scholarship is nonsense. for the other, soviet
school si entirely propaganda, which is to say "prepare organ donors for a certain way of life". the fucking point of the fixed form 3rd/4th grade composition is to allow the submarginal intellects making up the bulk of the population to tattoo their brains into a form that'll then allow them to survive, as traffic agents
: in soviet
, maybe. in usg, it's really just a social game.
: Logged on 2017-08-07 04:27 mircea_popescu: phf did you live through soviet
long enough to know the 10yo fixed-form composition ?
: i wasn't actually thinking to the west, i was treating soviet
union as a self-contained system. the point i was trying to make is that (and this is all very RANDian) in the absence of a market graph you needed an alternative mechanism to encourage cooperation, which in this case was the propaganda system "real soviet
man does X" etc.
: you had any contact with the living memory of soviet
punk ? was this thing early on, "soviet
too soft, gotta be moar hardcore" youth movement, wouldn't wash, didn't ask women to fuck, somewhat vaguelyt like the great leap forward kids in china.
: it's in the statement of the prisoner's dilemma, "defect" to the hypothetical inquisitors by betraying the other prisoner (i know that the terminology used introduces interesting connotations within the soviet
regime, but i don't think that's the intent)
: i understand the point though, my understanding that i haven't evaluated in a while was that soviet
were attempting to solve prisoners dilemma by training "a soviet
man". brain tattooing makes sense in that respect, though my interpretation is generous to the goals
: substitute tattoo of wooden tongue was employed in soviet
world, to the amusement of early postmoderns in the west.