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mircea_popescu: nubbins` isn't it great, having a free brag space ?
nubbins`: one of the reasons i come here
mircea_popescu: i thought you just liked the enchiladas.
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Any other year situation would be similar here with power, but having a "temperate" year
nubbins`: if by that you mean circular conversations, then YES :D
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: very 'temperate' year here, as well.
BingoBoingo: "Polar Vortex" was unkind this winter but welcome now
mircea_popescu: mike_c: you're probably already smoking it. you need to have a valuable audience. << the proposition that tardstalk has a valuable audience is outrageous.
BingoBoingo: Several weeks with AC off and windows open
mike_c: hehe. somebody's got buy all those miners.
BingoBoingo: Which would normally never happen in July
mircea_popescu: mike_c it's more like, van is a piggy bank. if i start pulling money out rather than pushing money in it'll prolly debalance it.
asciilifeform has no solid clue who reads his site, other than a multitude of trilema readers
mircea_popescu: not so different from atc really.
mike_c: so take all the revenue and use it buy ads.
nubbins`: asciilifeform time for a poll ;D
mircea_popescu: i don't net buy or net sell based on what i want, but based on what everyone else is doing
nubbins`: https://plus.google.com/+ColinMcMillen/posts/eFVJLCVKLdc
nubbins`: HAHAHAHAHA
mircea_popescu is suspicious of distortion but definitely more thinking will go int this
mike_c: pulling out/pushing in implies a closed system.
mircea_popescu: how is it open ?
mike_c: including a trilema ad slot could increase the supply in general and rise all boats.
mike_c: it's open cuz anyone can buy ads
mircea_popescu: this will definitely need some moar thinking.
mike_c: trilema slot would increase awareness of vanads and bring more advertisers?
mike_c: which could benefit all venues
mike_c: who wouldn't want to fill trilema's slot?
mike_c: hehehe
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform: i'm open to it, so long as serious money and i don't have to promise any kind of detectable result to anyone. << van is kinda tailored for that last part, at least.
mircea_popescu: mike_c one of the things i did was have ppls prepare code so i can show ads to non-cookied users only.
mircea_popescu: amazingly, this can actually be done.
asciilifeform prepares for spam school
mike_c: amazingly? perhaps for a php dev. seems easy.
mircea_popescu: mike_c gotta appreciate trilema runs a custom string of hacks off 6 yo wp
asciilifeform isn't sure who is crazy enough to buy ad on his site, however
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Just post cats, google images will send traffic
mike_c: ah ascii, i can see you are beings sucked in. join the crowd! peer pressure!
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i get a ludicrous amount of traffic from google images
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: More than actual google, right?
asciilifeform: https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&q=lisp+machine
assbot: lisp machine - Google Search
asciilifeform: 6 or 7 - mine...
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform: i confess i'm somewhat suspicious of anything which suggests to 'monetize' my site, which is more or less the polar inverse of 'monetizable' in the usual sense. << in fairness, i don't believe 90%+ of the derpage emitted by "advertising industry" in any way applies to van stuff.
mircea_popescu: "monetizing" a fine example among it.
asciilifeform: https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&q=hypercard
assbot: hypercard - Google Search
asciilifeform: ^ 4 or 5
BingoBoingo: ;;google noise canceling toad
gribble: #002 - Honda Accord insulation to cut down road noise. - YouTube: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epzsMv95ebg>; Noise pollution - Property Law: <http://www.findlaw.co.uk/law/property/other_property_law_topics/8962.html>; Quiet, Please! How to Cut Noise Pollution at Home - Houzz: <http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/13825501/list/quiet-please-how-to-cut-noise-pollution-at-home>
mike_c: hm, derpage aside, the point of advertising is to make money.
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell thickasthieves look at this http://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/altcoin/ you
assbot: Altcoin (ATC) price, charts, and info | Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations
gribble: The operation succeeded.
mircea_popescu: re rich now.
mircea_popescu: mike_c is the point of fucking to make money ?
mike_c: for some people. not me though.
mircea_popescu: right.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i don't believe 90%+ of the derpage emitted by "advertising industry" << precisely this. as i understand, cargo cult.
mircea_popescu: if advertising is to survive, it'll have to invent itself as something else than medieval "fuck so wife makes more peons which make more koku"
mike_c: wtf else is there?
mike_c: for advertising.
mircea_popescu: that's not a valid objection.
mircea_popescu: (also known as appeal to ignorance)
mike_c: ok. then this: what use does vanads present other than to help advertisers make money?
mircea_popescu: i have no idea if it helps them make money or not, but it allows them to get places they wouldn't get otherwise.
mircea_popescu: more like the wot than like the btc.
mircea_popescu: not that the two are divorced or orthogonal or anything.
mircea_popescu: to get back to fucking, ever left money on the nightstand of a woman that ~wasn't~ a whore ?
mike_c: not directly. indirectly? every one.
mircea_popescu: right-o.
mircea_popescu: that said, i have nfi. we're mostly guessing here.
mircea_popescu: all across the board that is.
mike_c: your analogy sucks.
mircea_popescu: ty.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> to get back to fucking, ever left money on the nightstand of a woman that ~wasn't~ a whore ? << SUre, I wanted cigarettes when I came to
nubbins`: "the average canadian spends more on taxes than on food, shelter and clothing combined"
nubbins`: :0
mircea_popescu: nubbins` does the average canadian also get more food, shelter and clothing from the government than he gets on his own dime ?
nubbins`: as an above-average canadian, i cannot say with any degree of certainty
mircea_popescu: well yea you get moose sausage and whatnot.
nubbins`: gotta pay for the moose license
nubbins`: well. someone does
nubbins`: all i gotta pay for is casings
mircea_popescu: mike_c your adhominem religious leadership aside, this whole discussion dovetails neatly into the converse, ascii's curiosity as to why am i giving bitdimes to random sluts.
mircea_popescu: well... there's apparently reasons. have i made money ?
nubbins`: "According to the Vancouver-based think-tank, the average Canadian family earned $77,381 in 2013 and paid $32,369 in total taxes — or 41.8 per cent of income — compared with 36.1 per cent for food, shelter and clothing combined."
mike_c: not yet. that's different from simply no.
mircea_popescu: have i made money supporting openbsd ?
mike_c: yes
mike_c: although accidentally
nubbins`: heh.
nubbins`: got ya on a technicality
mircea_popescu: the fact that when openssl got shot in the head there was someone there to pick the pieces...
mircea_popescu: i mean, reality being complex, evaluating how you make money becomes untrivial.
mircea_popescu: as wall street finds out every sixteen months.
mike_c: sure. ads increase awareness way beyond CTR.
mircea_popescu: ads also allow people to live.
asciilifeform: evaluating how you make money becomes untrivial >> for us peons it's pretty easy though
mircea_popescu: some people you might depend on.
mircea_popescu: i played solforge, some card trading game, and as for the past 500 games i played for more than 2 hours, i paid them something
mircea_popescu: ten or fiddy or i don't remember.
nubbins`: can't have nice things if you don't want to pay for them
nubbins`: get this: i buy music :0
mircea_popescu: maybe this doesn't make me any money, or maybe this is the last thing that keeps playable games available which is what keeps me from killing andreas for realz.
mike_c: ok, but vanads as tipbox.. idk. ascii won't join for 5 doge.
mircea_popescu: it's not the argument.
mircea_popescu: from the position of the ad buyer, i was more than once confronted with endless lists of "venues" to buy space on.
mircea_popescu: what did i buy on ? i couldn't care less about the "numbers"
mircea_popescu: numbers can and universally are faked.
mircea_popescu: i bought on oglaf and other respectable comics. why ?
mircea_popescu: well... specifically because they were respectable.
mircea_popescu: and the thought in my head was "i'd buy the whole book, if i had a guarantee your book is all respectable folk, no mfa, no shit. no torrents w/e"
mircea_popescu: so my rationale is, make a place which actually only lists legitimate venues, people won't have the problem i had anymore.
asciilifeform: re: tips: phun phact. my largest donor, a fellow claiming to be zooko wilcox-ohearn (of the 'zooko's triangle.')
asciilifeform: ^ http://www.loper-os.org/?p=1009&cpage=1#comment-3871
assbot: Loper OS » On the fact that Bitcoin has a Kill Switch; and how to disconnect it.
mircea_popescu: may have other problems, sure. generally we don't see th eproblems we don't have anymore. like in this oglaf comic :
asciilifeform: ^ 1.0101101
mircea_popescu: http://oglaf.com/chronotherapy/
assbot: Chronotherapy
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform that's pretty cool.
asciilifeform: 0b10101101 == 173 -> ascii '{'
asciilifeform: no idea what this symbolizes.
mike_c: i dunno. luckily we don't have to come to agreement because we will see what happens. i do agree it is something worth trying.
BingoBoingo: And this is why Batman beats Superman, he solves problems Superman can't afford to know exist.
mircea_popescu: that's not really how it works sadly. we'll have to argue it whether it succeeds or fails
mike_c: but we'll have more evidence to argue with
mircea_popescu: because the argument of why it did either can't be put to rest by the mere observation that it did it.
mircea_popescu: that's fo sho.
mircea_popescu: for the admittedly slanted view from my tower however, i can definitely say that i would trade a billion visitors from twitter for a thousand visitors fro whatever,
mircea_popescu: zooko's blog.
mircea_popescu: i guess at the basest, anticonsumerism consists on making businesses not dependant on consumers and the govt dole that supports them.
mircea_popescu: taleb'd call this antifragile businesses.
asciilifeform: !s charity trilema
assbot: 1 results for 'charity trilema' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=charity+trilema
mircea_popescu: related, but quite distinct.
asciilifeform: how distinct?
mircea_popescu: about on the degree of the distinction between going for a play and going to the doctor.
mircea_popescu: they're both professional venues where experts do something to your benefit.
asciilifeform: anticonsumerism consists on making businesses not dependant on consumers >> the old, essentially bulletproof explanation for death of art and science.
mircea_popescu: quite.
BingoBoingo: https://twitter.com/rortybomb/status/499345604297121792
assbot: The /hashtag/Ferguson?src=hash police look more militarized now than the actual National Guard, here from the 1967 Newark riots: http://t.co/qk3CKqSp8o
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: nice little preview of usa when 'the holiday' comes.
asciilifeform: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=11-02-2014#496666 ☝︎
assbot: #bitcoin-assets log
asciilifeform: ^ also related http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-rationale-behind-boston-psy-ops.html
assbot: ClubOrlov: The Rationale behind the Boston Psy-ops
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: I think Fergeson is the application of the Boston lessons.
BingoBoingo: Still I plan on keeping to Illinois this weekend.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform since you linked http://www.loper-os.org/?p=939 dja know what stotting is ?
assbot: Loper OS » Bitcoin, or How to Hammer in Nails with a Microscope.
asciilifeform: certainly
BingoBoingo: Fergeson is in North county, but West and South County have had riots as well
asciilifeform: also known as 'peacocking'
mircea_popescu: there';s no need for fiddy billion people to be smart.
mircea_popescu: fiddy billion people can be anything they want. all it takes is one.
asciilifeform: the N - 1 neolithic folks who didn't discover fire, yes.
mircea_popescu: mike_c: BingoBoingo: bah, nvmnd, sorry. they all suck. <.
kyuupichan: ;;nethash
gribble: 180239894.005
asciilifeform wrote 'nails' piece when he thought the 50b matter
BingoBoingo: !up peterl
BingoBoingo: !up the20year
BingoBoingo: !up TheNewDeal
peterl: !up
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform: presently you can do a kind of basic 'iq filter' just by, e.g. ignoring anything whatsoever distributed as an ms-word turd << ya think ?! :D
asciilifeform: it's only a very basic filter.
mircea_popescu: BigBitz: such irony. << they deserve it for using lastpass, srsly.
mircea_popescu: the idiocy of it knows no bounds.
BingoBoingo: peterl: Nice work
mircea_popescu: kakobrekla: seven nekkid gals reading the news in seven different languages at the same time > F5 << omfg you haxt my cameras ?!
kakobrekla: i dont have a better explanation.
mircea_popescu: pankkake: that's how you spot a tiny penis <<lol maybe you're just mean.
mircea_popescu: !up leochilll
mircea_popescu: artifexd: http://cryptopals.com/ <- some nice lessons teaching how crypto works, how to attack it, and how easy it is to screw it up << this is useful & interesting.
assbot: The Matasano Crypto Challenges
asciilifeform remembers the rsa key challenge and its quiet disappearance
mircea_popescu: yea what happened to that ?
asciilifeform: they pulled it.
asciilifeform: said only 'this isn't needed any more'
mircea_popescu: course some older readers may recall the phuctor and it's quiet quietness. not everything is a they.
asciilifeform: it's still there; hungry.
mircea_popescu: fluffypony lol not bad that guy. is he the real jeff jarvis ? :D
BingoBoingo: Nah
BingoBoingo: Real Jeff Jarvis comes in later all butthurt
[]bot: Bet created: "Gold above $1300 on October 1st" http://bitbet.us/bet/1022/
mircea_popescu: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/08/economist-explains-7 << this is a typically fuctarded article as one'd have come to expect out of the economist.
assbot: The Economist explains: Why the price of commercial sex is falling | The Economist
mircea_popescu: " Location matters too. Prostitutes in San Francisco, where the cost of living is high, charge more than those in cheaper cities such as Prague."
mircea_popescu: a) the idiots in san francisco were whining a month ago about how $10/sq foot is "outside of what a "normal" business can pay in rent"
mircea_popescu: prague is more expensive than that.
TheNewDeal: ridiculous bet
TheNewDeal: kitko is showing gold above 1300 RIGHT NOW
mircea_popescu: b) europeans are not fucktarded about sex like the us barbarians are.
mircea_popescu: TheNewDeal it can drop can't it ?
mircea_popescu: "THE ECONOMIST has analysed 190,000 profiles of female sex workers on websites where customers post reviews. The data cover 84 cities in 12 countries, with the biggest number of workers in America and most of the rest in big cities in rich countries. According to our analysis, the price of an hour of sex with a female prostitute has been dropping fairly steadily in recent years. In 2006 the average cost was around $340
mircea_popescu: . By 2014 it had dropped to about $260."
TheNewDeal: the bet doesn't say CLOSE
TheNewDeal: price above at any point
mircea_popescu: this is roughly the equivalent of scrapping seo blogs to get the average revenue of a seo expert.
mircea_popescu: let the permanent record permanently reflect the permanent fact that the economist is a piece of toilet paper upon which down syndrome patients scribble whatever shit happens through their head.
leochilll: aka the "subtle shill" per
leochilll: periodical
mircea_popescu: who might you be ?
TheNewDeal: ooooh I get this now
BingoBoingo: I dunno mircea_popescu you're being awfully harsh on downs syndrome patients comparing them to the economist
leochilll: just a bitcoin fan sick of the propaganda!
mike_c: TheNewDeal: how did you WoL bets go?
TheNewDeal: it's a european call style
mircea_popescu: TheNewDeal exactly.
TheNewDeal: good of course
mike_c: glad to hear it
peterl: BingoBoingo: thanks, still working on it
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 2 @ 0.3200207 = 0.64 BTC [-]
BingoBoingo: peterl: Just a suggestion, you don't have to follow it, but make your own WP theme, keeps shit simpler
peterl: yeah, I just grabbed one to get started, I am planning on rewriting most of it as I go
BingoBoingo: peterl: "Toolbox" is a decent blank slate to shape to your whims
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 2 @ 0.3210001 = 0.642 BTC [+]
TheNewDeal: just curious - why did the URO bet get cancelled. Shitty resolution resource?
BingoBoingo: Prolly jsut shitty thing to bet on
mircea_popescu: TheNewDeal shitty coin. people wanna advertise on bitbet, might as well either outright buy it or else put some money down.
mircea_popescu: im not paying people shareholder $$$ to advertise their dog's vomit.
TheNewDeal: but then why accept the bet?
mircea_popescu: noob mod.
TheNewDeal: gotcha
TheNewDeal: I couldn't care less about URO, hadn't heard of it until the bet.
TheNewDeal: Would rather go by kilos of piss on the street - will be worth more tomorrow
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19282 @ 0.00073975 = 14.2639 BTC [-]
BingoBoingo: !Up Graet
BingoBoingo: !up princessnell
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5700 @ 0.00073975 = 4.2166 BTC [-]
ben_vulpes: <mircea_popescu> eventually. once ben_vulpes figures out the basics of how to install servers and stuff << i've got the basics down pretty well. sifting through the midden without bringing the whole heap down on oneself is far beyond basics.
mircea_popescu: one day i'll figure out the basics of being nice.
ben_vulpes: "i could but fuck it"?
mircea_popescu: s/it/her/
BingoBoingo: mike_c: How comes your book?
mike_c: working on illustrations
BingoBoingo: Sweet
mircea_popescu: can it has tits ?
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform, mike_c, mircea_popescu: seems like there's some demand for an ad slot that's invisible unless paid for with a venue-specified minimum bid per day.
mircea_popescu: owner can just put a bid.
mircea_popescu: no need for code.
ben_vulpes: ho
BingoBoingo: ^ that
BingoBoingo: ben_vulpes: What evidence suggests that...
mike_c: yeah, i'm not demanding that.
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes welcome to the empire of good design, where most customer requests get a "no need for new code, you're doing it wrong" from management.
mircea_popescu: i hear it's a thing to behold.
assbot: Last 2 lines bashed and pending review. ( http://dpaste.com/1D7W855.txt )
BingoBoingo: !b 2 ✂︎
ben_vulpes: thestringpuller: <asciilifeform> mircea_popescu: i don't believe 90%+ of the derpage emitted by "advertising industry" << precisely this. as i understand, cargo cult.
BingoBoingo: TimSwanson: I know reading is hard in caves in Romania << Where is dude's intel department?
BingoBoingo: ;;later tell TimSwanson Hello http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/2014/08/04/malpidity/ Sorry I was too drunk last night and passed out before we could meet
assbot: Malpidity | Bingo Blog
gribble: The operation succeeded.
mircea_popescu: actually romania has an extensive network of caves and carstic phenomena.
mircea_popescu: it's like florida only walkable.
BingoBoingo: Missouri has a lot of Karst geology as well. Most pictures of "Nature" in Romania remind me of the Ozarks
mircea_popescu: karstic*
mircea_popescu: yeah just about, same geology
BingoBoingo: Lots of water raping a lot of limestone
BingoBoingo: TimSwanson: You said I was a "environmental scholar" << You are whether you admit it or not.
mircea_popescu: no actually he's a highschool english teacher
mircea_popescu: or w/e tefl qualifies you for.
BingoBoingo: https://www.michaelwlucas.com/autobiography/the-thumbs
assbot: The Thumbs « Michael W Lucas
mircea_popescu: the environment derp is a different tim swanson
asciilifeform just unpacked a small lathe, that was wrapped in perhaps 100 metres of... sandwich wrap.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Nah, this Tim Swanson is totally an environmental derp, but English is a sloppy language.
asciilifeform could only think 'alien cocoon'
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: for example "TimSwanson: I work doing market research for Bitcoin companies" << He studies mosses and Lichen
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform what if one of these days you'll unwrap a gift to find a weird egg or somesuch
asciilifeform: lol
asciilifeform: ;;google hans rickheit
gribble: Hans Rickheit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Rickheit>; Chrome Fetus - The Comix of Hans Rickheit: <http://chromefetus.blogspot.com/>; CHLOE by Hans RIckheit - Ectopiary: <http://www.ectopiary.com/chloe.html>
asciilifeform: https://www.google.com/search?q=hans+rickheit&tbm=isch
assbot: hans rickheit - Google Search
mircea_popescu: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/11/anonymous_wifi_the_latest_casualty_of_russia_net_neurosis/
assbot: Anonymous wifi the latest casualty of Russia net neurosis The Register
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=12-08-2014#792217 << Definitely established as a lie ☝︎
assbot: #bitcoin-assets log
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo i say one thing, derp reads what's preloaded in his stupid head. then i say "you're too stupid to understand what's being said", derp figures i'm "attacking" him.
mircea_popescu: too bad so sad etc.
BingoBoingo: This Swanson dicklick makes me want to stay pseudonymous forever, with my real name still an open secret among all WoTty people who care to ask. Just so silly onomatapeia can be more real then Tim, the San Fransisco Man
penguirker: New blog post: http://trilema.com/2014/the-bitcoin-lordship-list-first-revision/
mircea_popescu: congrats to fluffypony FabianB dignork mthreat justusranvier
asciilifeform: Morloch << a moloch worshipped by morlocks?
mircea_popescu: lol i guess so.
mike_c: kakobrekla doesn't have a single negative rating. what a nice guy.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform footnoted.
kakobrekla: yeah well pirate didnt either
mircea_popescu: mike_c he gets banned a lot.
mike_c: that is true. i guess he only pisses off people that don't matter
mircea_popescu: or pisses them off enough they can't remember their passwords
BingoBoingo: The Best Trilema http://trilema.com/2011/arta-pedepsirii/
assbot: Arta pedepsirii pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo you understand that ?
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Yeah.
mircea_popescu: your romanian is impressive by now.
BingoBoingo: Enough for and English speaker
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Nah, my romanian is shit. I can't speak it and barely translate it. My reading though is improving.
mircea_popescu: if you can actually read trilema you're above about a third of native speakers.
BingoBoingo: I doubt I could read much non-Trilema romanian though.
BingoBoingo: Basically for a Trilema I map the grammer and then dictionary the words
mircea_popescu: this is how one comprehends a text.
BingoBoingo: Then again not many English speakers have done better with post switch trilema compared to pre-switch have they?
mircea_popescu: it's what i have the slavegirls do when in doubt.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> this is how one comprehends a text. << Rarely taught in US. Surprised classmates when in Spinoza class I told them my secret weapon was posterboard for mapping things to other things.
BingoBoingo: But how else does one do geometry of a medium more portable than a chalkboard?
mircea_popescu: it was taught just about a thousand years ago in teh monasteries.
BingoBoingo: But secular humanist emoting!!! Old is bad, new is mestraul painting. Don't worry about OSHA no helmet required.
BingoBoingo: !up peterl
BingoBoingo: When I tried philosophy grad school everyone got in pissing matches over who read Whitehead or Russel, but how many other gave a shot at their Principia they did together? 0
mircea_popescu: hence "impudent cocklets"
BingoBoingo: Because apparently Logos is the least important area of Philosophy
BingoBoingo: I mean if you are making love to knowledge Logos is basically the tits
mircea_popescu: http://cryptopals.com/sets/6/challenges/42/
assbot: Bleichenbacher's e=3 RSA Attack
mircea_popescu: ahh this is so sweet.
mircea_popescu: in other words, "find anyone implementing e=3 pseudocrypto and fire them"
copumpkin: that's how the first iphone unlock worked
ben_vulpes: !s old time
assbot: 65 results for 'old time' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=old+time
mircea_popescu: copumpkin exactly.
ben_vulpes: !s rosenfeld
assbot: 17 results for 'rosenfeld' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=rosenfeld
BingoBoingo: As far as the teaching Assistant part of being a grad student goes going from freshman logic to babysitting pharm students was a godsend. The latter FEARED the material they were studying.
mircea_popescu: nothing beats material that can punch you in the gut.
mircea_popescu: http://cryptopals.com/sets/6/challenges/44/ also sweet.
assbot: DSA nonce recovery from repeated nonce
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 3 @ 0.3199838 = 0.96 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12800 @ 0.00073906 = 9.46 BTC [-] {2}
kakobrekla: !up danielpbarron
kakobrekla: a ok
kakobrekla: i just got the other message.
mike_c: BingoBoingo: be the amazing!
BingoBoingo: mike_c: Lol, you noticed
mike_c: publishing my novel
mircea_popescu: i thought it was a book
mircea_popescu: IS IT ALSO A NOVEL!?!?
mike_c: hm. novels are fiction, right? i guess not.
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.SELL] 46 @ 0.01180153 = 0.5429 BTC [-] {4}
BingoBoingo: ;;later tellTimSwanson I don't have to be a Bitcoin Taliban to understand how it works << Actually the model is more like ISIS
gribble: Error: The "Later" plugin is loaded, but there is no command named "tellTimSwanson" in it. Try "list Later" to see the commands in the "Later" plugin.
BingoBoingo: ;;later tell TimSwanson I don't have to be a Bitcoin Taliban to understand how it works << Actually the model is more like ISIS
gribble: The operation succeeded.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> if you can actually read trilema you're above about a third of native speakers. << You know on this point alone if Silicon Valley really cared about BTC they'd be wining and dinign me by nao
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 28145 @ 0.00074229 = 20.8918 BTC [+] {2}
asciilifeform: e=3 >> this is a schoolboy mistake - even schneier's red book as i recall warned against it
BingoBoingo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/michael-brown-protests_n_5672163.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
assbot: Police Officer Caught On Video Calling Michael Brown Protesters 'F***ing Animals'
BingoBoingo: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/11/surreal-video-images-out-of-ferguson-as-unrest-resumes-following-shooting-of-unarmed-teenager-i-cant-believe-this-is-happening/
assbot: Surreal Video, Images Out of Ferguson as Unrest Resumes Following Shooting of Unarmed Teen: I Cant Believe This Is Happening | Video | TheBlaze.com
BingoBoingo: https://twitter.com/jasonplusone/statuses/499015768156016640
assbot: Twitter / jasonplusone: "@BigBoi: Wow ! This cop points ...
BingoBoingo: "@BigBoi: Wow ! This cop points his AR at an unarmed ward Alderman. RT @AntonioFrench: #Ferguson https://vine.co/v/MYZmwD9Dqhu " #MartialLaw
assbot: Right now in #Ferguson
BingoBoingo: %t
atcbot: [X-BT] Bid: 195 Ask: 239 Last Price: 250 24h-Vol: 336k High: 250 Low: 190 VWAP: 216
mike_c: i don't know about you guys, but my blog posts are done when i can't stand to look at them anymore.
asciilifeform: same
BingoBoingo: mike_c: It's like that for about 50% of mine
penguirker: New blog post: http://www.btcalpha.com/blog/2014/a-new-spin-on-parimutuel-wagering/
decimation: re: swanson << his writings make sense if you assume he is ignorant of Gresham's law
decimation: and also lacking sense
BingoBoingo: decimation: That doesn't explain his ignorance of how to structure a document he is going to try to label a "book"
BingoBoingo: %d
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 1878190.93 Est. Next Diff: 1878190.93 in 2005 blocks (#46368) Est. % Change: 0.00
BingoBoingo: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 315356 | Current Difficulty: 1.9729645940577133E10 | Next Difficulty At Block: 316511 | Next Difficulty In: 1155 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 6 days, 21 hours, 59 minutes, and 16 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: 24113710923.3 | Estimated Percent Change: 22.2207
decimation: you see a book is a container that holds words that you vomit
BingoBoingo: decimation: Still, the container has a standard form. Toilets can have different looks, but are recognizable as toilets.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16150 @ 0.00074076 = 11.9633 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: <mike_c> i don't know about you guys, but my blog posts are done when i can't stand to look at them anymore. << i take about half an hour.
BingoBoingo: I've spent anywhere from 30 minutes to a day and a half depending on the post.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo not the frenc ones.
decimation: moldbug describes how all prices will be recalculated once the world passes from the dollar through the bitcoin-vortex
decimation: someone standing on the shore today sees only a ripple where that vortex will one day consume everything
asciilifeform: decimation: the 'monetary restandardization' piece, yes
mircea_popescu: i wasn't aware curtis switched camps to pro-btc
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Honestly I often spend more time trying to make the stupid posts less stupid then say fuck it and hit publish
decimation: I'm riffing a bit, he was talking about gold mainly
mircea_popescu: when did that happen ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: he was never 'anti' in the usual sense, just very pessimistic
decimation: he did mention bitcoin at the end
asciilifeform: 'gasenwagen will come surely'
mircea_popescu: mmm.
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo never bother with the stupid.
decimation: http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2011/04/on-monetary-restandardization.html
assbot: Unqualified Reservations: On monetary restandardization
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: It's a work in progress
decimation: he thinks usg will stop bitcoin - I don't find that a very credible thesis.
asciilifeform: http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2013/04/bitcoin-is-money-bitcoin-is-bubble.html << continued here
assbot: Unqualified Reservations: Bitcoin is money, Bitcoin is a bubble
decimation: I just mentally edit his posts with s//gold/bitcoin/
asciilifeform: he thinks usg << could've, too, if the hearts had bled on schedule. bullet whistled by.
BingoBoingo: ;;calc 364/12
gribble: 30.3333333333
BingoBoingo: Eh a month to walk to Mexico sounds right
decimation: "On the dollar's last day as a meaningful unit of account, total dollar net worth is at its historical peak. ... Best of all, unlike theglobe.com, this boom is sustainable. Ideally, it terminates in an allocated BITCOIN standard with no debt - the American and European economies at present, of course, being brutally overcapitalized. "
decimation: THis is another mistake swanson makes. THe idea that transactions are so costly in dollar terms is quite irrelvant to bitcoin holders.
decimation: becuase once the world has passed through the bitcoin vortex, all prices will be recalculated - and there's no formula to get from here to there
BingoBoingo: decimation: Well, in the San Francisco world of Bitcoin ATM's transactions actually do cost $40 or $50 above spot
decimation: somehow the fact that bitgo and xapo have raised money means that bitcoin is expensive to secure
BingoBoingo: Nah, it means there's people with too much fiat who can't be arsed to secure it themselves yet
decimation: man I thought mircea was hard on the guy but after reading a few pages of the book he deserves worse
BingoBoingo: decimation: I toldl you.
BingoBoingo: Also the fucking page numbering, lack of citation style, etc
decimation: I'm trying to figure out what his angle is. What rich prince (perhaps in his mind) wants poorly-written anti-bitcoin pablum?
BingoBoingo: decimation: Well... To be determined
mircea_popescu: <decimation> I just mentally edit his posts with s//gold/bitcoin/ << that's a way to go about it. prolly would have made hitler quite palatable too
mircea_popescu: s/jews/racists
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron i wouldn't bother.
danielpbarron: k
mircea_popescu: decimation> man I thought mircea was hard on the guy but after reading a few pages of the book he deserves worse << and importantly, i read no pages of the book.
mircea_popescu: this heuristic must be valuable.
decimation: deciding what not to spend mental cycles on is a valuable skill
mircea_popescu: "The Pioneer has before declared that our only safety depends upon the total extirmination of the Indians. Having wronged them for centuries, we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth."
mircea_popescu: l f baum (wizard of oz), cca 1890.
decimation: we did worse - we made them depend on the bezzle for welfare - now most of them exist in a drunken half-stupor
nubbins`: ;;google beothuk
gribble: Beothuk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beothuk>; The Beothuk - Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage: <http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/beothuk.html>; Beothuk - First Nations|Issues of Consequence: <http://www.dickshovel.com/beo.html>
mircea_popescu: dickshovel ?!
nubbins`: maybe Dick's Hovel?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2950 @ 0.00074164 = 2.1878 BTC [+]
nubbins`: http://www.dickshovel.com/why.html
assbot: Why dickshovel.com?
nubbins`: hahahah
asciilifeform: expertSexchange.
asciilifeform: therapist/theRapist, etc.
mircea_popescu: For Mencken, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was the finest work of American literature. Much of that book relates how gullible and ignorant country "boobs" (as Mencken referred to them) are swindled by confidence men like the (deliberately) pathetic "Duke" and "Dauphin" roustabouts with whom Huck and Jim travel down the Mississippi River. These scam-artists swindle by posing as enlightened speakers on temperance (to ob
mircea_popescu: tain the funds to get roaring drunk), as pious "saved" men seeking funds for far off evangelistic missions (to pirates on the high seas, no less), and as learned doctors of phrenology (who can barely spell). Mencken read the novel as a story of America's hilarious dark side, a place where democracy, as defined by Mencken, is "the worship of jackals by jackasses".
mircea_popescu: such change wow progress.
mircea_popescu: "I admit freely enough that, by careful breeding, supervision of environment and education, extending over many generations, it might be possible to make an appreciable improvement in the stock of the American negro, for example, but I must maintain that this enterprise would be a ridiculous waste of energy, for there is a high-caste white stock ready at hand, and it is inconceivable that the negro stock, however caref
mircea_popescu: ully it might be nurtured, could ever even remotely approach it. The educated negro of today is a failure, not because he meets insuperable difficulties in life, but because he is a negro. He is, in brief, a low-caste man, to the manner born, and he will remain inert and inefficient until fifty generations of him have lived in civilization. And even then, the superior white race will be fifty generations ahead of him."
mircea_popescu: check out mencken being spectacularly wrong.
mircea_popescu: The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most
mircea_popescu: devious and mediocre—the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.
mircea_popescu: The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
mircea_popescu: and then right.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 11100 @ 0.00073978 = 8.2116 BTC [-]
assbot: xanthyos +v failed; L1: 0, L2: 0
mircea_popescu: !up xanthyos
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 18 @ 0.30003985 = 5.4007 BTC [-] {4}
assbot: [MPEX] [FT] [X.EUR] 625 @ 0.00233 = 1.4563 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: !up jctb
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2700 @ 0.0007405 = 1.9994 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6039 @ 0.00073978 = 4.4675 BTC [-]
kyuupichan: Does anybody maintain a BTC market cap as % of all coin cap? I think it must be near a 2-year high.
kyuupichan: coinmarketcap.com reckons it's 94.6%
mircea_popescu: alts have been getting crushed by altcoin alright.
mircea_popescu: tat's evil plan comes to fruition.,
kyuupichan: http://bitbet.us/bet/1010/bitcoin-to-drop-under-450-before-september/ might be underpriced right now
assbot: BitBet - Bitcoin to drop under $450 before September :: 1.22 B (9%) on Yes, 11.62 B (91%) on No | closing in 1 week 6 days | weight: 51`309 (100`000 to 1)
mircea_popescu: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 558.98, Best ask: 561.0, Bid-ask spread: 2.02000, Last trade: 561.0, 24 hour volume: 7189.81050835, 24 hour low: 556.5, 24 hour high: 572.35, 24 hour vwap: 0
mircea_popescu: mebbe.
mircea_popescu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8UKf65NOzM
assbot: The Shangri-Las -Leader Of The Pack Video with High Quality Sound - YouTube
FabianB: $mpexstatus
mircea_popescu: FabianB http://mpex.bz/ is worx atm.
assbot: MPEx, the Bitcoin securities exchange.
empyex: FabianB: Proxies: mpex.ws mpex.bz mpex.co mpex.biz mpex.coinbr.com MPEx-Status: Error reaching trade engine Current MPEx GPG-Key-ID: 02DD2D91
mircea_popescu: http://mpex.biz/ as well.
assbot: MPEx, the Bitcoin securities exchange.
FabianB: ic
FabianB: $proxies mpex.bz mpex.biz
empyex: FabianB: Temporarily saved.
empyex: FabianB: Proxies: mpex.bz mpex.biz MPEx-Status: 1672 milliseconds Current MPEx GPG-Key-ID: 02DD2D91
mircea_popescu: um no, don't do that, because well... suppose these two crap out. what'll people do then without the other two listed ?
FabianB: "03:10 #bitcoin-otc-ratings: <+gribble> New rating | assbot > 1 > fabianb | #bitcoin-assets" <- thanks assbot
FabianB: ok, let's reorder
FabianB: $proxies mpex.bz mpex.ws mpex.co mpex.biz mpex.coinbr.com
empyex: FabianB: Temporarily saved.
empyex: FabianB: Proxies: mpex.bz mpex.ws mpex.co mpex.biz mpex.coinbr.com MPEx-Status: 1675 milliseconds Current MPEx GPG-Key-ID: 02DD2D91
mircea_popescu: FabianB maybe make it so if one fails it tries the next ?
FabianB: good idea, will implement that later
penguirker: New blog post: http://trilema.com/2014/petameta/
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 11900 @ 0.00074051 = 8.8121 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 5 @ 0.296 = 1.48 BTC [-]
RagnarDanneskjol: re- gambler's fallacy: http://www.razerwares.com/live-arbing.html
assbot: Live Arbing - Razerwares
mircea_popescu: ;;rated RagnarDanneskjol
gribble: You have not yet rated user RagnarDanneskjol
mircea_popescu: ;;rate RagnarDanneskjol 1 Recruiter.
gribble: Rating entry successful. Your rating of 1 for user RagnarDanneskjol has been recorded.
RagnarDanneskjol: oooh weee
mircea_popescu: :p
xmj: how do i see ratings between users?
mircea_popescu: ;;gettrust mircea_popescu xmj
gribble: WARNING: Currently not authenticated. Trust relationship from user mircea_popescu to user xmj: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 3 via 3 connections. Graph: http://b-otc.com/stg?source=mircea_popescu&dest=xmj | WoT data: http://b-otc.com/vrd?nick=xmj | Rated since: Fri May 23 01:38:16 2014
xmj: whois not authed?
RagnarDanneskjol: ;;rate mircea_popescu 1 bitcoin anti-christ. suck it roger v
gribble: Rating entry successful. Your rating of 1 for user mircea_popescu has been recorded.
punkman: bonjorn
punkman: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/141645-heard-joke-once-man-goes-to-doctor-says-he-s-depressed
assbot: Quote by Alan Moore: Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's ...
mircea_popescu: trixisowned you mean Abū ʿAbd al-Lāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Lāh l-Lawātī ṭ-Ṭanǧī ibn Baṭūṭah
mircea_popescu: !up stoop
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 2 @ 0.2960006 = 0.592 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: RagnarDanneskjol that's a fine example of why one doesn't really want to offr live betting.
mircea_popescu: why attract a horde of internet "entrepreneurs" trying to do a lot of high bandwidth nonsense in their retarded quest of getting five euros off you "risk free" ?
RagnarDanneskjol: oh yea, recipe for disaster
mircea_popescu: if they just flipped burgers they'd make more per hour with less work,
mircea_popescu: but you can't talk sense into these overgrown children with their delusions of independence.
fluffypony: where's Kyle when you need someone for an abject lesson
mircea_popescu: Just don't place arbs which gives you less than 5% of your "under" stake. If you place 100 EUR on under at Europeans , it means that you must place only arbs which give you more than 5 EUR. This way, you need only 20 arbs to recover the losses from " 1 goal" for the 30 (might even less) sec you need after you first bet is accepted probably is less than 1/20. This rule of 5% profit from you under stake is reasonable. So
mircea_popescu: me statistics of collected data from such bets could reveal more, but this 1/20 goal scoring assumption seems to be close to reality. Base on my own stats the probability of the goal is 1,8% , which means that 1,8 goals are scored in 100 bets. My net profit is smth like 65% of my total profit, the rest (35%) is the loss i have suffered from goals being scored in pending time. You must never place bets less than 5 EUR
mircea_popescu: (5% of your under bet, which we are assuming it is 100 EUR) unless it is HT where there is no danger. If you place bets for 2 EUR profit, you need now 50 arbs to recover the losses and i doubt that you will make any money.
mircea_popescu: based on his own fucking data o.O
mircea_popescu: "his own data" being an arbitrary, uncontrolled and irreproducible cutout of the general flow.
RagnarDanneskjol: mhmm. if he hurls enough data though, surely this gaping hole will be overlooked
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 11 @ 0.28854545 = 3.174 BTC [-] {3}
mircea_popescu: i'm sure the schmuck is sitting in a bar somewhere right now, all radiant of his greatness as he imagines it.
mircea_popescu: that unless he's not running for his life from a coupla thugs owned by some bookie he owes to.
RagnarDanneskjol: HA
punkman: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3033847/3-business-lessons-from-the-sinaloa-drug-cartel
assbot: 3 Business Lessons From The Sinaloa Drug Cartel | Co.Design | business + design
Vexual: robin williams doesnt do coke anymore
RagnarDanneskjol: sounds a lot like b-a
punkman: I just lol'd at title+url
mircea_popescu: Blockbuster is gone. So are Lehman Brothers, Atari, Pan Am, Circuit City and countless others each year. Startups fail, too, with 80% going belly up within the first 18 months. But here’s something to consider in comparison: criminal syndicates don’t go out of business. The Chinese Triads have been around since the 17th century. For 25 years, Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel has outmaneuvered vicious competition at home a
mircea_popescu: s well as the United States' $51 billion--annually--“War on Drugs.”
mircea_popescu: yeah well the problem with that is that it's more akin to saying that detroit or hollywood don't go away.
mircea_popescu: "the chinese triads" aren't a the in this context any more than "the chinese government" is a the. obviously there's going to be some sort of government, such as for instance the one in taiwan.
mircea_popescu: FabianB or anyone interested : .ws switch blew. the rest are fine. ws should be back within hours as replacement gets installed.
mircea_popescu: "Another is just a sorrowful question: What if these talented criminals had only used their talents for good?"
mircea_popescu: allow me to rephrase : what if the state went the fuck away and stopped bothering people.
Vexual: people would be confused for a few months
RagnarDanneskjol: this guy would be warren buffett -http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/11/5799714/leo-sharp-sinaloa-drug-mule
punkman: speaking of syndicates, ISIS in Lebanon already. They just need some boats now and then Pirates of the Mediterranean !
mircea_popescu: i kinda am rooting for them to invade italy, force italians into sex slavery in morocco
mircea_popescu: i'd prolly visit just for to shoot new trilema header.
Vexual: morocco or italy?
punkman: http://online.wsj.com/articles/mosul-dams-takeover-by-isis-raises-risk-of-flooding-1407799954
assbot: Mosul Dam's Takeover by ISIS Raises Risk of Flooding - WSJ
mircea_popescu: morocco
punkman: oh lol dam without foundation, they just pump a mix of water/cement/sand into foundation cavities all the time
mircea_popescu: there's no real way to make foundations there iirc.
RagnarDanneskjol: yea, all sand
Vexual: dubai is sandy no?
Vexual: deep works
mircea_popescu: in things like permafrost you can at least put deep pillars in and pour on that
mircea_popescu: but ice is a crystalline lattice. sand is not
mircea_popescu: it just grinds your pillars to dust and there you go.
Vexual: hmm
Vexual: i attempted the engine from ore thing
Vexual: but diverted apter i ruined my kitchen
Vexual: wehn considering improvements to the valve system i imagined a better concrete pump
punkman: melting beercans?
Vexual: saucepans
Vexual: beerscans burned up
mircea_popescu: Vexual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxhs-O_9BLc
assbot: Seinfeld - Kramer (the Merv Griffin set) - YouTube
mircea_popescu: he tries to make gravel. in a blender.
Vexual: lol
Vexual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsswIRkAjfU
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 320 @ 0.00185347 = 0.5931 BTC [+] {5}
RagnarDanneskjol: duh http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogeraitken/2014/08/11/forex-market-regulation-who-can-really-police-this-global-market/
assbot: Forex Market Regulation: Who Can Really Police This Global Market? - Forbes
punkman: awesome name: https://twitter.com/TittiPersson
assbot: Titti Persson (TittiPersson) auf Twitter
kyuupichan: LTC under $5 now
Vexual: ikea here we come
Vexual: ltc was 30 cents before asics?
Vexual: from memory?
Vexual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7ZGTXrzA0
cazalla: nah, was well above that before they arrived
Vexual: well 5 bucks aint nothin to cry about
Vexual: either way
cazalla: depends when you bought them i guess
cazalla: i sold for like $3
Vexual: holding ltc for more than 30 mins gives me hives
Vexual: it was $8 or something at the top?
kyuupichan: holy collapse baby
pankkake: http://qz.com/248063/twitter-admits-that-as-many-as-23-million-of-its-active-users-are-actually-bots/
assbot: Twitter admits that as many as 23 million of its active users are automated – Quartz
Vexual: busted
kyuupichan: LTC? peaked at $50
Vexual: sice when?
Vexual: bots=zombies
Vexual: reallly 50 bux? i ignore it
BigBitz: 40 was it not?
Vexual: fark
kyuupichan: Playing on bitcoinwisdom I see a $48.48. Might be higher with more resolution
kyuupichan: Nov 26 2013
Vexual: thankyou for not making me google the date
BigBitz: It was $4x for sure. I didn't think it quite hit $5x though.
BigBitz: Bitcoin tanking hard last 24 hours.
Vexual: big mines pay bills in dollars bb
BigBitz: Vexual yup...
BigBitz: ;;ticker --high
gribble: 572.0
BigBitz: ;;ticker --low
gribble: 553.0
BigBitz: such trade.
Vexual: ;;estimate
gribble: Next difficulty estimate | 23873402697.3 based on data since last change | 24726235837.8 based on data for last three days
BigBitz: many volitile
cazalla: satoshi was smart in a way coblee was not, if bitcoin died, no-one can find him, coblee on the otherhand..
Vexual: whats colblee
Vexual: google fails me
Vexual: oh
cazalla: Vexual, this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEfXlDvn9Sc
assbot: Charles Lee AKA Coblee MAXIMUM AUTISM - YouTube
pankkake: lol at video title
BigBitz: That is an odd video, cazalla.
BigBitz: I don't quite 'get it'
Vexual: i still dont understtand
cazalla: you don't think that someone that says you can send 10's of millions of dollars to someone in china, that you don't even know, has autism?
BigBitz: Do you know what Autism is?
punkman: assburgers
BigBitz: Heh, yeah aspies.
cazalla: BigBitz, another word for retard, isn't it ?
pankkake: no
cazalla: or is it that label kids get given who then think they're special
pankkake: autist is socially retarded
Vexual: i send money to people i dont know
BigBitz: lol...
BigBitz: It's not another word for being retarded.
cazalla: like the autists are the minecraft convention who ask the developers if they have it and how it helped them
Vexual: are you eating veg or just lapin caz?
Vexual: is coblee some scammor?
cazalla: Vexual, what's that mean
Vexual: please explain
Vexual: ive never heard of him
BigBitz: He's from Bitcointalk.
BigBitz: Coblee.
Vexual: what did he done?
pankkake: like most chinese, copy something and make it worse
assbot: Last 1 lines bashed and pending review. ( http://dpaste.com/3PSGVMM.txt )
Vexual: !b 1 ✂︎
cazalla: Vexual, he tells people fools gold is silver
assbot: Last 7 lines bashed and pending review. ( http://dpaste.com/0HEP0MT.txt )
pankkake: !b 7 ✂︎
pankkake: should have context
Vexual: ^
pankkake: poor bash mods
punkman: !b15
Vexual: whats asciicode for infintity?
punkman: 8
pankkake: ∞
Vexual: grr
punkman: mine's erect
davout: ;;later tell mircea_popescu http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=12-08-2014#791960 <<< interesting ☝︎
assbot: #bitcoin-assets log
gribble: The operation succeeded.
Vexual: cazalla: lapin is rabbit, you need veg or jour liver makes your brain wild
xmj: jour liver?
xmj: what?
Vexual: thats a vexualism
Vexual: can you deal xjm
xmj: what
Vexual: lets make a proverb
Vexual: what
Vexual: can you handle it?
xmj: what
xmj: Vexual: please stop spamming me.
Vexual: a limerick then
Vexual: proverbs are better
Vexual: you might wanna redefine spam, kid
Vexual: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWJqt0u_TCs
Vexual: thats not how you play frogger
wyrdmantis: hi diana
diana_coman: hi wyrdmantis
diana_coman: wyrdmantis, start by reading the logs I suppose
diana_coman: what brings you here?
wyrdmantis: thirst of knowledge & money
wyrdmantis: mircea popescu told me that in order to improve my rating in the wot i have to work FOR someone already in the wot
diana_coman: not bad, but it's good to know that need was never enough to get something, right?
diana_coman: ah, I see, well, what can you do?
diana_coman: I think one of the latest posts on trilema offered an idea of something to do, so give it a try
wyrdmantis: i can't identify it... what's the title about?
chetty: wyrdmantis, what sort of things can you do?
diana_coman: wyrdmantis, check http://trilema.com/2014/the-bitcoin-lordship-list-first-revision/ at the end
assbot: The Bitcoin Lordship list, first revision pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
wyrdmantis: oh yeah, thanks
pankkake: ;;ticker --market paymium --currency eur
gribble: Error: This is not one of the supported markets. Please choose one of ['bcent', 'okc', 'btcn', 'coinbase', 'cbx', 'bitmynt', 'btsp', 'btcavg', 'krk', 'btcde', 'btce', 'bfx'] or 'all'
pankkake: ;;ticker --market bcent --currency eur
gribble: Bitcoin-Central BTCEUR ticker | Best bid: 410.0, Best ask: 416.0, Bid-ask spread: 6.00000, Last trade: 410.0, 24 hour volume: 71.27294753, 24 hour low: 410.0, 24 hour high: 436.0, 24 hour vwap: 423.83422109
diana_coman: wyrdmantis np, good luck
khersonus: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 533.02, Best ask: 533.68, Bid-ask spread: 0.66000, Last trade: 533.68, 24 hour volume: 15323.73920370, 24 hour low: 524.7, 24 hour high: 572.0, 24 hour vwap: 552.917907413
punkman: omg crash!!11
punkman: ;;tickert --market all
gribble: Error: "tickert" is not a valid command.
punkman: ;;ticker --market all
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 525.03, vol: 17604.91999112 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 523.3, vol: 8192.93311 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 526.71, vol: 11869.68961837 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 560.0, vol: 31.53948071 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 522.11575, vol: 7017.12670000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 531.63618, vol: 4.33673079 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 537.34, vol: 92.09489774 | Volume-weighted last average: (1 more message)
mod6: https://imgflip.com/i/b3jir
assbot: Conspiracy Keanu Meme - Imgflip
nubbins`: http://www.avclub.com/article/activision-making-new-kings-quest-208053
assbot: Activision is making a new Kings Quest · Newswire · The A.V. Club
nubbins`: :D
mod6: wow, really?
mod6: that might be the first game like that I ever played
assbot: hdbuck +v failed; L1: 0, L2: 0
pankkake: !up hdbuck
hdbuck: merci pankkake j’essaie le WoT là :)
Apocalyptic: some french new blood
pankkake: !up StephanLivera
StephanLivera: Thanks pankkake
pankkake: ;;gettrust hdbuck
gribble: Currently authenticated from hostmask hdbuck!~hdbuck@ATuileries-153-1-37-9.w83-202.abo.wanadoo.fr. Trust relationship from user pankkake to user hdbuck: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 0 via 0 connections. Graph: http://b-otc.com/stg?source=pankkake&dest=hdbuck | WoT data: http://b-otc.com/vrd?nick=hdbuck | Rated since: never
StephanLivera: so price dip hey, I think a lot of people need to chill out
pankkake: I don't like either panic sells or panic buys
nubbins`: !up StephanLivera
nubbins`: oh ha, sorry, was afk
StephanLivera: I suspect it's partly ethereum devs cashing some out, and partly merchant adoption outpacing user hoarding
StephanLivera: thanks anyway nubbins`
nubbins`: mod6 kq3 was precisely the first thing i ever did with a computer
pankkake: what's the ethereum address?
nubbins`: mod6: http://www.agdinteractive.com/games/kq3/
assbot: King's Quest III Redux : To Heir is Human, an AGDinteractive Graphic Adventure Game
nubbins`: ^ free download
StephanLivera: pankkake, https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/08/08/announcement-on-planned-exodus-withdrawal/
assbot: ethereum blog | Announcement on planned withdrawal from exodus
mod6: nubbins`: sweet!
nubbins`: :D
StephanLivera: pankkake, here's the address they list http://blockchain.info/address/36PrZ1KHYMpqSyAQXSG8VwbUiq2EogxLo2
assbot: Bitcoin Address 36PrZ1KHYMpqSyAQXSG8VwbUiq2EogxLo2
nubbins`: warning: you've forgotten how goddamn hard that game is
mod6: hahaha
StephanLivera: I think people need to just chill out, be patient and wait for people to 'naturally' be spurred into buying/hoarding bitcoin. It could be bail ins, could be big banks defaulting, loss of purchasing power from inflation etc
nubbins`: !up Enky
nubbins`: !up stormlight
nubbins`: StephanLivera you've come across the most patient people in the entire btc space
nubbins`: you'll be hard-pressed to find someone concerned about the day-to-day price in here :D
StephanLivera: yeah I'm sure the people who are in here tend to be more technically competent
pankkake: so you mean HODL?
StephanLivera: yeah, one of my mates will message me all the time when there's big price movement, particularly price drop. I think he's a little too emotionally invested
nubbins`: hodor hodols
nubbins`: StephanLivera that's one of the stages ;D
StephanLivera: well he's been in this stage for a while :p
nubbins`: hey, some women think they don't need feminism until they're in their 60s ;D
nubbins` pops corn in anticipation of others reading logs
StephanLivera: so I'm new around here, what is the best way to get rated in WoT with assbot?
pankkake: ;;rate StephanLivera 1 #bitcoin-assets +v
gribble: Error: For identification purposes, you must be authenticated to use the rating system.
pankkake: grmbl
pankkake: ;;rate StephanLivera 1 #bitcoin-assets +v
gribble: Rating entry successful. Your rating of 1 for user StephanLivera has been recorded.
StephanLivera: cheers pankkake
nubbins`: if not the best, certainly the easiest ;D
pankkake: ;;rate hdbuck 1 #bitcoin-assets +v
gribble: Rating entry successful. Your rating of 1 for user hdbuck has been recorded.
hdbuck: cheers mate
diana_coman: ahahaha @nubbins will have to remember that when I turn 60
hdbuck: pankkake so you know lainz? ^^
pankkake: yes, I met him a few times. he actually told me about this chan!
hdbuck: pankkake yea me too
pankkake: :)
pankkake: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTc2MjE
assbot: [Phoronix] The Lenovo X200 Now Works With Coreboot
pankkake: http://www.coindesk.com/bitpagos-brings-bitcoin-8000-convenience-stores-ripio/ (Argentina)
assbot: BitPagos Brings Bitcoin to 8,000 Convenience Stores With Ripio
punkman: https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/first-images-of-a-heart-injected-with-liquid-metal-8b41e1d318c6
assbot: First Images of a Heart Injected with Liquid Metal The Physics arXiv Blog Medium
mod6: %d
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 1878190.93 Est. Next Diff: 1878190.93 in 1998 blocks (#46368) Est. % Change: 0.00
mod6: %p
atcbot: [CoinMiner Hashrate]: 0.06 TH/s [PityThePool Hashrate]: 3145.40 GH/s
asciilifeform: !s gallium
assbot: 15 results for 'gallium' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=gallium
asciilifeform: punkman ^
punkman: asciilifeform: I think of you when I read gallium now
asciilifeform believe or not, has no gallium
punkman: anyone else's internets timing out a lot today?
pankkake: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/08/13/0048244/the-ipv4-internet-hiccups maybe you're on the wrong side of the internet
assbot: The IPv4 Internet Hiccups - Slashdot
punkman: some more advanced chumpatronics: http://localregister.amazon.com/
asciilifeform: punkman: copy of 'square', etc.
punkman: asciilifeform: yeah but Square isn't selling everything you sell and cheaper
asciilifeform: if x (for some value of x) is selling everything you sell and cheaper - you have problems
wyrdmantis: have you seen http://bravenewcoin.com/ ?
assbot: Welcome to BraveNewCoin » Brave New Coin
asciilifeform: '“we” will not be selling any portion of this 2650 BTC on exchanges ourselves, although individuals may choose to independently convert the BTC that they receive into fiat after the fact.'
asciilifeform: (from https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/08/08/announcement-on-planned-exodus-withdrawal -- linked here earlier)
assbot: ethereum blog | Announcement on planned withdrawal from exodus
asciilifeform: in case anyone was puzzled as to why btc-fiat exch. rate sank ☟︎
punkman: they can't have sold that much to make it go $520
kakobrekla: 2k sell and 7k sheep ?
asciilifeform: as to why...
jurov: we're out of internets?
asciilifeform: 'They tend to show up late at parties because they figure they can always steal the cake anyway, so why bother go early ? Let the suckers figure out first - on their own dime - where the good cakes are, then just swoop in and collect... This means the only way they can get in is if you let them get in. Don’t let them get in for cheap - they have no business here.' (mp's http://trilema.com/2014/people-us-dollar ☟︎☟︎☟︎
assbot: People! US Dollars are not worth a fifth of a Bitcent. STOP SELLING! pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
asciilifeform: s-are-not-worth-a-fifth-of-a-bitcent-stop-selling)
asciilifeform: they want in. on the cheap. hence, chumpatron enlisted to drive down price.
pankkake: this is starting to sound like #bitcoin-bagholders
asciilifeform: pankkake: trying to crack the enigma of why the chumpers bought eth by the truckload but not one of them took mp's 'short' delivery deal.
asciilifeform: (last i checked)
asciilifeform: best hypothesis is that the buyers were puppets, brought in for a specific purpose
kakobrekla: mp doesnt even come on the buyers radar
kakobrekla: and if it did, it would be categorized under "crazy"
kakobrekla: "scam" if not "crazy".
asciilifeform: one reason could be: if there are no buyers (in the human sense)
kakobrekla: i doubt that
kakobrekla: i think you all are underestimating the power of animated webpage design
asciilifeform: !s deer hunter
assbot: 6 results for 'deer hunter' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=deer+hunter
nubbins`: mildly related:
asciilifeform: inescapable conclusion is that the 'masses' don't actually want to live. they want to be killed in decorous, socially-approved ways.
punkman: you wash some of your own btc, jerk some puppets, the muppets won't be able to resist
nubbins`: http://imgur.com/opBkMgl
assbot: imgur: the simple image sharer
kakobrekla: i remember when i was a kid, there was a game, where you were the deer with the gun hunting hunters.
asciilifeform: 'deer avenger'
asciilifeform: !up bats_cd03
kakobrekla: dunno
bats_cd03: sankq
bats_cd03: http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/69343/aclcoling06-kacmarcik-gamon.pdf , http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114112/anonymouth-linguistic-tool-might-have-helped-jk-rowling , http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2382450 << tl;dr stylometry ('authorship attribution techniques') is easily beaten, as most people would intuit
assbot: Anonymouth: The Linguistic Tool That Might Have Helped JK Rowling | New Republic
assbot: Adversarial stylometry
kakobrekla: i guess it was the first version of deer avenger that i was exposed to.
kakobrekla: "free beer who wants a cold one?"
kakobrekla: and then you wait.
pankkake: lol. I never knew that one. but http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsJtoVBhmbw
assbot: Ce matin, un lapin... ( originale ) - YouTube
bats_cd03: http://recon.cx/2014/slides/recon-2014-ossmann-hackrf.pdf http://recon.cx/2014/video/recon2014-03-michael-ossmann-SDR-Tricks-with-HackRF.mp4 recon 2014 slides by ossman re: SDR
kakobrekla: same here
kakobrekla: "best crypto who wants a cold one?"
kakobrekla: and then you wait.
bats_cd03: http://youtu.be/BkIDPwkeGWs debug menu in pokemons
assbot: Pokemon Yellow ASM hack: Debug menu - YouTube
bats_cd03: http://pastebin.com/aFUP2gLB freedom hosting malware RE
assbot: [JavaScript] Freedom Hosting FBI Shellcode Payload.. - Pastebin.com
bats_cd03: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTc2MjE
assbot: [Phoronix] The Lenovo X200 Now Works With Coreboot
bats_cd03: http://www.bgpmon.net/what-caused-todays-internet-hiccup/
assbot: What caused todays Internet hiccup | BGPmon
asciilifeform: 'According to the Coreboot Wiki, most of the X200 components should be working except for the dock, digitizer, and the need to be using binary blobs for the VGA option ROM, CPU microcode, and ME/EC.'
asciilifeform: lol
bats_cd03: thats why coreboot works, and not libreboot :P
asciilifeform: 'man is entirely healthy except for gangrene in arm, leg, and eight fingers.'
bats_cd03: http://www.slideshare.net/xabean/controlling-usb-flash-drive-controllers-expose-of-hidden-features what is old is new again
assbot: Controlling USB Flash Drive Controllers: Expose of Hidden Features
bats_cd03: 'audio-based communication for bridging air-gaps' is p cool
bats_cd03: (i'm probably the only person in the internets that hasnt actually read about badbios until now)
asciilifeform: bats_cd03: russian and chinese crap artists have been doing this for years - but for some reason it is 'news' now.
asciilifeform: (usb firmware mod)
bats_cd03: yep
bats_cd03: i received my facedancer board in the mail recently. looking forward to doing some usb research http://travisgoodspeed.blogspot.com/2012/10/emulating-usb-dfu-to-capture-firmware.html
assbot: Travis Goodspeed's Blog: Emulating USB DFU to Capture Firmware
bats_cd03: would you have any suggestions for reading material?
asciilifeform: bats_cd03: surely you have a target in mind.
asciilifeform: how often do people 'i got a spiffy new rifle, now what should i shoot, give ideas' ?
bats_cd03: heh
BingoBoingo: !up bats_cd03
bats_cd03: i was thinking making a run at : ip camera, 'encrypted' drive, and wifi dongle. i might also fuzz some windows drivers
pankkake: what for?
asciilifeform: bats_cd03: try wireless keyboards
xmj: asciilifeform: more often than you think
bats_cd03: personal edification and luls, i might clearsign a paper and publish if i find anything interesting
xmj: asciilifeform: (if you're in a country that allows that)
bats_cd03: asciilifeform: good idea, thanks
bats_cd03: maybe i'll go for inclusion in this records.bitcoin-assets thing i briefly read about
BingoBoingo: http://www.theonion.com/articles/livestock-happiest-healthiest-attendees-of-state-f,36673/
assbot: Livestock Happiest, Healthiest Attendees Of State Fair | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
wyrdmantis: anyone knows something about https://www.btcdelta.com ?
BingoBoingo: wyrdmantis: Wed design too shiny, prolly scam
pankkake: Y-Combinator and featured on Coindesk
wyrdmantis: no it's not directly linked with y-combinator, i think
bats_cd03: so much js.
wywialm: good afternoon, #bitcoin-assets
bats_cd03: or is that cloudflare? i can't tell.
nubbins`: "clouflare: you'd better hope we don't go down"
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.MINE] [PAID] 1.76083848 BTC to 13`817 shares, 12744 satoshi per share
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] [PAID] 13.74235660 BTC to 1`149`988 shares, 1195 satoshi per share
pankkake: CloudFlare: snake oil with top-notch tech support from the NSA
BigBitz: ++++
nubbins`: ;;google xquartz
gribble: XQuartz: <http://xquartz.macosforge.org/>; X11 - XQuartz: <http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac>; XQuartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XQuartz>
nubbins`: mod6
asciilifeform: 'We have been forced to remove the SolidEdge 3D drawings due to a company in China attempting to copy our product line. We regret the inconvenience this may cause our legitimate customers, but we cannot allow the 30+ years worth of design invested in our parts to be used by unscrupulous knock-off artists who are trying to put us out of business.' - sherline products inc. (a machine tool maker)
kakobrekla: order 1pc , measure it, draw it ?
asciilifeform: kakobrekla: too much like work.
jurov: $proxies
empyex: jurov: Proxies: mpex.bz mpex.ws mpex.co mpex.biz mpex.coinbr.com MPEx-Status: 1228 milliseconds Current MPEx GPG-Key-ID: 02DD2D91
asciilifeform: http://hbpub.vo.llnwd.net/o16/video/olmk/holt/greenwald/NoPlaceToHide-Documents-Uncompressed.pdf << p. 145-147, list of embassies in nyc and wash. dc with type of bug used. betcha not one has been pulled.
jurov: mpex.ws down atm
asciilifeform: cpanel !?!
asciilifeform: re: 'adversarial stylometry' << i had this working privately, years ago, for long-finished project. never thought it was remarkable in any way.
asciilifeform: ;;google shakespeare gzip
gribble: Download - Open Source Shakespeare: <http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/downloads/>; XMill - Examples - Liefke: <http://www.liefke.com/hartmut/xmill/data.html>; XMill - An Efficient Compressor for XML - Liefke: <http://www.liefke.com/hartmut/xmill/experiments.html>
asciilifeform: ^ fail
asciilifeform: http://news.sciencemag.org/2002/01/reading-bits-shakespeare << based on this.
assbot: Reading the Bits of Shakespeare | Science/AAAS | News
asciilifeform: ordinary gzip plus a little bit of script gets you where you want to go.
asciilifeform: whether you want to imitate - or diverge from - a sample corpus, depends naturally on application.
kakobrekla: <asciilifeform> cpanel !?! < since ever
wyrdmantis: !jd
assbot: Just-Dice stat: 19098 BTC profit, 0.0k BTC invested, 1269.21 mio bets, 5.32 mio BTC wagered
kakobrekla: that is old wyrdmantis
wyrdmantis: ok...and?
jurov: asciilifeform: mircea uses cheap hosts for outermost proxies]
asciilifeform: aha
asciilifeform suspected this.
kakobrekla: wyrdmantis what good does it do you
asciilifeform likes to imagine that they talk to the mothership purely via blockchain telegraph, never knowing where it lives
kakobrekla: cpanel hosts are actually not the cheapest
kakobrekla: as they need to pay for... cpanel.
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: they're not that cheap, no.
mircea_popescu: they're disposable tho, sure.
wyrdmantis: i'm just testing some commands :)
wyrdmantis: !t
assbot: Ah, your hair. Your hair is soft. It's like a girl's. Now how do you get it that way?
wyrdmantis: lol
wyrdmantis: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 541.83, Best ask: 544.58, Bid-ask spread: 2.75000, Last trade: 544.6, 24 hour volume: 22684.48763127, 24 hour low: 524.55, 24 hour high: 572.0, 24 hour vwap: 546.416149241
wyrdmantis: how to send messages to someone not online?
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell wyrdmantis this way
gribble: The operation succeeded.
BingoBoingo: %t
atcbot: [X-BT] Bid: 188 Ask: 225 Last Price: 188 24h-Vol: 154k High: 250 Low: 188 VWAP: 192
mircea_popescu: http://bitbet.us/bet/1021/ltc-dead-before-doge/
assbot: BitBet - LTC dead before Doge :: 0.02 B (2%) on Yes, 0.88 B (98%) on No | closing in 10 months 3 weeks | weight: 99`625 (100`000 to 10`000)
mircea_popescu: the shitcontest!
mircea_popescu: https://twitter.com/hashtag/etherium << this is uncharacteristically lulzy.
assbot: Twitter / Suche - #etherium
mircea_popescu: mostly because... https://twitter.com/hashtag/Syscoin?src=hash
assbot: Twitter / Suche - #Syscoin
mircea_popescu: THE WHALES!!11
asciilifeform: interesting that they didn't have the patience to find a bulk buyer - or at least to piss it out to the exchanges slowly
ben_vulpes: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 540.34, Best ask: 540.95, Bid-ask spread: 0.61000, Last trade: 540.32, 24 hour volume: 22676.31398977, 24 hour low: 524.55, 24 hour high: 572.0, 24 hour vwap: 546.408520967
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: cpanel indeed
asciilifeform: impatience - an almost inescapable attribute of any dumb criminal
ben_vulpes: hey is that the dump from ether profits?
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes kinda what the usg needs, more loans of this type.
mircea_popescu: imbecile forumites are more than happy to provide
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: i immediately assumed that's what it was, when it began. seems like other people also like this hypothesis. doesn't prove it is true
kakobrekla: it could be anything really
asciilifeform: kakobrekla: they more or less confessed
mircea_popescu: at least here we know it has a fucking end.
asciilifeform: everything has a fucking end
mircea_popescu: no.
mircea_popescu: fiction has no end.
mircea_popescu: that'd be the principal problem with fiction.
kakobrekla: end can possibly never end.
mircea_popescu: as any successful fiction writer found out in short order.
asciilifeform: 'that is not dead which can eternal lie and with strange aeons even death may die' etc
ben_vulpes: mircea_popescu: ether is a loan to the usg?
ben_vulpes: or meta-usg/
mircea_popescu: "now you gotta write a sequel"
ben_vulpes: or btc sent to ether addr is loan to usg?
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: see earlier http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=13-08-2014#794519 ☝︎
assbot: #bitcoin-assets log
mircea_popescu redirects ben_vulpes to the hermetic http://trilema.com/2014/lets-pretend/
assbot: Let’s pretend… pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
ben_vulpes: yeah, i get it i read it, but whence the source? there was the usms sale which is theoretically trickling into the market, and the ether sale which may or may not be trickling into the market. the former, clearly usg. the latter as well?
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: usg << one possible explanatory hypothesis for why they bought straight from the vendor instead of mircea_popescu's short
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes pretty much every single major sucking of chumps change you will see from about q1 onwards will be and has been a psyops riding on top of a usg-backed institutional lending for shorts
mircea_popescu: here's the scheme : whatever usg affiliate, be it goldman sachs or herpy q derp that holds any sum of btc will lend it to the usg btc policy bureau in exchange for fiat guarantees.
mircea_popescu: any usg affiliate or more likely, herpy q derp that looks like he may acquire any btc sum through any means will receive all the soft backing possible, from business insder news articles to an invitation to the fucking white house. anything whatsoever as long as it loks natural rather than spammy
mircea_popescu: all these loan contracts are promised to unwind in fiat eventually, and will be in fact profitable for all parties if and only if bitcoin actually fails.
mircea_popescu: they are no major concern for the usg in either case, because man who hangs for a goat might as well hang for a goat and a chick
mircea_popescu: no matter how cool the chick was.
mircea_popescu: and so here we are. part ii of the game is, how much do you ~actually~ like this thing, once money actually is on the table.
mircea_popescu: unremarkably, the worthless shitheads that joined late have nothing to contribute.
mircea_popescu: but suddenly, the large early holdings that all the shitheads-with-a-megaphone were decrying as dangerous to bitcoin
mircea_popescu: turn into a major point of support for bitcoin.
mircea_popescu: which is how things work in moronia, down is up, etc.
asciilifeform: the large early holdings << these moved ?
mircea_popescu: nope.
asciilifeform: so isn't it rather like saying 'volcano was a major point of support for pompei until day x'
mircea_popescu: quite.
mircea_popescu: if the volcano never erupts, the fertile land on its slopes is actually enough to make the village own the other villages and build an empire.
asciilifeform wonders if the dump wasn't the work of an impatient man, but of a thinking one - trying to induce 'stress fracture' (what's the correct term?) via stampede effects
mircea_popescu: anyway, this whole charade'd have worked a damned sight better if the various y-combinator bezzlers, the foundation hearn, gmaxwell and co would have actually had what they thought they had and everyone thought they should have, ie, actual respectability and bitcoin cred.
mircea_popescu: thankfully, uncommon sense prevailed. so far at least.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform what i think on that topic is perhaps apparent from what i do, namely, that i'm even talking about all this.
mircea_popescu: but yes, for momentum shorts soft landing is the worst fucking news imaginable. so far, we're beating the shit out of a soft flubbery substance the size of a continent.
asciilifeform infers that, should a peculiar effect be seen and mircea_popescu is silent, then it must be truly interesting
mircea_popescu: or imaginary (ie, powerless)
mircea_popescu: it's kinda funny how this works in qm terms. basically, an oracle of the wave function, but just on the real part. is this actually useful ?
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mircea_popescu: anyway, that's the major change here. after the missed boat of govt mining last year, this year the us fed has actually given its infinite fiat backing to any scheme that convincingly may help, and meanwhile to trying to depress price.
mircea_popescu: this isn't something other countries can do, nor do they need to. this is the one opportunity they get to stock up.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: hard to see who else could have reanimated the corpse of the 2011-era human wave chump attacks
mircea_popescu: apparently it's sop.
the20year: for?
mircea_popescu: it boggles the mind what ends up being sop in a system that survives long enough.
mircea_popescu: kinda best argument against survival, that. "you'll end up weird."
mircea_popescu: fluffypony you know i can't look at spagni.net and not think spaghetti on the first pass.
penguirker: New blog post: http://www.bcoinnews.com/butterflylabs-refund-date-updated-08132014/
fluffypony: lol
fluffypony: that's the way it's meant to be
los_pantalones: BFL tried to sell ~3k BTC over the counter 10 days ago
los_pantalones: i told them to eff off
los_pantalones: not sure if anyone did the trade
mircea_popescu: they did :)
mircea_popescu: should be interesting, because no way that doesn't get attached.
los_pantalones: was my argument to my buddy who thought about pulling the trigger
asciilifeform: attached << i.e. wagen ?
los_pantalones: i told him he was a moron and welcome to the litigation party
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform in bankruptcy proceedings, suspect trades of the management can be attached to the proceedings.
los_pantalones: yup
los_pantalones: as they should
asciilifeform: aha
los_pantalones: b/c otherwise i'd sell my POS equipment in the corner
los_pantalones: to my buddy
mircea_popescu: in bankruptcy proceedings with an aroma of fraud, criminal liability may flow through such trades
los_pantalones: for whatever price i want, bankrupt the co and walk out w/ cash
mircea_popescu: los_pantalones yeah, no practical way for an unwotted system to work otherwise.
los_pantalones: correct
mircea_popescu: notably the inventors of capitalism didn't either want or use such procedures.
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 1126 @ 0.00175578 = 1.977 BTC [-] {11}
asciilifeform: attached, stolen coin << i've long suspected that chumpatrons like eth are 'anmesty funnels' for such stashes
mircea_popescu: but then again they were specifically uninclusive, or should i say anti-inclusive.
asciilifeform: *amnesty
los_pantalones: bbl, DMV time!
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform well, they aren't in fact, but surely, such is promised.
mircea_popescu: anything is promised when the matter at hand is extending the life of promise as a thing into the world.
thestringpuller: mod6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEmif3lNneg
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thestringpuller: ^ you're welcome
thestringpuller: :D
mircea_popescu: %d
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 1878190.93 Est. Next Diff: 215279.89 in 1996 blocks (#46368) Est. % Change: -88.54
thestringpuller: chain hop chain hop!
mircea_popescu: http://bitbet.us/bet/812/atc-to-reach-block-50000-on-time/ << 10 days for 3,65k blocks
assbot: BitBet - ATC to reach block 50000 on time :: 2.5 B (26%) on Yes, 7.05 B (74%) on No | closed 2 weeks 3 days ago
mod6: thx tsp :]
mod6: was someone else looking for me earlier?
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 989 @ 0.00174 = 1.7209 BTC [-]
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 1000 @ 0.00171459 = 1.7146 BTC [-] {8}
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 458 @ 0.00171111 = 0.7837 BTC [-] {2}
jurov: ;;bc,convert eur
gribble: 1 BTC = 546.99 USD = 409.093821 eur
pankkake: ;;ticker --market bcent --currency eur
gribble: Bitcoin-Central BTCEUR ticker | Best bid: 411.01, Best ask: 414.49999999, Bid-ask spread: 3.49000, Last trade: 412.0, 24 hour volume: 98.8638896, 24 hour low: 401.0, 24 hour high: 433.98, 24 hour vwap: 414.70497387
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 1760 @ 0.00171113 = 3.0116 BTC [-] {4}
thestringpuller: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 545.45, Best ask: 546.33, Bid-ask spread: 0.88000, Last trade: 546.34, 24 hour volume: 24793.05892021, 24 hour low: 524.55, 24 hour high: 572.0, 24 hour vwap: 545.688021621
thestringpuller: interesting
mircea_popescu: and mpex.ws is back in the game too.
nubbins` golf claps
jurov: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpJmk7Q_vw4 lol where i ended up
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jurov: we should bribe him to narrate some trilema material
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jurov: lmao mircea
nubbins`: nice paste
mircea_popescu: aw shit. sorry.
nubbins`: how many horses did you need to make that much paste :D
mircea_popescu: fucking youtube scammed me.
mircea_popescu: anyway, the point i had buried under all that failpaste is... wtf, "petrodollar scam breaking down plz send me paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr dollar instead" ?
ben_vulpes: (from #emacs: "better than a gun-activated bitcoin printer")
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: emacs-activated gun printer
the20year: Any RS investors? We just sent out August financials
BingoBoingo: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/89400642/dallas-cowboys-cornerback-orlando-scandrick-crazy-explanation-ped-suspension#!bCM1YY
assbot: Orlando Scandrick tried to explain his PED use. | SportsonEarth.com : Will Leitch Article
mircea_popescu: here's a funny story from the past : in 1936 (ie, after the disastrous effects of roosevelt's socialist inanity became apparent to anyone worth the mention), literary digest sent out 10mn questionnaires to all the people buying it + anyone with a car or a phone.
mircea_popescu: they got ~2.5mn responses.
mircea_popescu: according to these, roosevelt was going out of office.
mircea_popescu: according to people who didn't read literary digest, own a car or a phone however... he stayed.
mircea_popescu: the ~other~ us liberal dictator, died in office, during his 4th term.
mircea_popescu: (also author of the sec, in case anyone missed the memo on what exactly the play is "undo the new deal", should they continue unaligned.)
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: mdma is performance-enhancing ?
BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Amphetamines are which is what the test was positive for. His story is MDMA, because recreational drugs have a lesser penalty (counseling vs. unpaid 4 game suspension)
mircea_popescu: you can test specifically for mdma clearance tho neh ?
BingoBoingo: Prolly, whether the NFL does or not is murky.
asciilifeform: when i studied ochem (admittedly a while ago) telling the two apart still required a human who could read spectra reasonably well
mircea_popescu: not like they have to test so many samples they can't afford a lab technician
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it's usually done with bots
mircea_popescu: jacking off is also usually done with bots, nevertheless athletes usually can afford stripper service.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: not because of quantity, but because 'human factor'
asciilifeform: i.e. this - http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/11/22/annie-dookhan-former-state-chemist-who-mishandled-drug-evidence-agrees-plead-guilty/7UU3hfZUof4DFJGoNUfXGO/story.html?p1=ArticleTab_Article_Bottom
assbot: Annie Dookhan, former state chemist who mishandled drug evidence, agrees to plead guilty - Metro - The Boston Globe
mircea_popescu: not like this is an unmanageable problem.
mircea_popescu: have three of them.
asciilifeform: like soviet rocket assemblers
asciilifeform: sure
mircea_popescu: the courts can';t afford it and the das don't want it, but that is immaterial here i'd guess.
asciilifeform: korolev, afaik, invented this system
mircea_popescu: well it's not so much to invent, babylonians prolly invented it.
mircea_popescu: if not, the roman triumvirate works as invention too
asciilifeform: one calls out recipe steps; one actually tightens the bolt, whatever; one - verifies. then they all sign. ☟︎
asciilifeform: all 3 answer with heads.
mircea_popescu: alternatively, they do all 3 in different gulag stations
mircea_popescu: then results compared at moscow
asciilifeform: rocket's a bitch to move.
mircea_popescu: make three rockets.
asciilifeform: lol
mircea_popescu: whichever rocket is not seen... it's where the other rockets land.
mircea_popescu: very fair system, too.
asciilifeform: 'two in a box' school of management.
mircea_popescu: you recall the romanian bridgebuilding joke ?
chetty: thats a joke? I thought it was a true story!
mircea_popescu: lol well that's why it's funny.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform anyway, if you meant two in a box like this idiocy : http://www.opposingviews.com/i/two-in-a-box-management-works-like-equal-parenting it's exactly not what i had in mind.
assbot: 'Two in a Box' Management Works Like Equal Parenting
mircea_popescu: the irrelevant and replaceable parts are the actors, not the agents.
asciilifeform: nah the other two-in-a-box. e.g. let's have kgb and gru play same field
mircea_popescu: there's no need for two guys to come up with ways to test the mdma. one's enough. there may be need for three dudes to implement the testing, however.
asciilifeform: sometimes human factor is a plus (soviet nuke subs, manual reactor controls)
mircea_popescu: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2004/07/01/374834/ << for historical interest. this is how the party records looked back when the usg had few and marginal enemies, a solid grip on power, and people looked at the usgisation of places like intel as a Good Thing.
assbot: How Intel Grooms Its Leaders The succession formula is downright revolutionary: It picks CEOs years in advance, without drama or surprise. - July 1, 2004
asciilifeform: pipetting liquids in a predefined volume all day long is not one of these cases
asciilifeform: machine wins. but three drivers sitting in front of it, sure
asciilifeform: 'This extremely rare type of keyswitch actually presses a fake switch, similar to the Cherry MX Blue ‘jumping bean’ mechanism... Underneath each row of keys is an isolated ‘transfer bar’, which the sliding ‘beans’ strike. On each end of the bar, a transducer (i.e. microphone or piezo) picks up the sound of the strike transmitted through the bar. The difference in arrival time between the two transduc
asciilifeform: ers tells which key was pressed... It’s corrosion resistant, impervious to the environment, and yes – it will work underwater.'
asciilifeform: (http://blog.keyboard.io/post/93901487184/what-you-and-i-missed-at-keycon-2014)
mircea_popescu: keycon ?!
asciilifeform was surprised too
asciilifeform: principle is ancient though. it's how the first 'artist tablets' worked
asciilifeform: with a spark gap for the audio source
asciilifeform: (triangulated sound)
asciilifeform: 1960s if i recall
asciilifeform: (and the by now known to virtually everyone nsa typewriter trick)
mircea_popescu: http://www.ziuaconstanta.ro/images/stories/2014/08/03/radu-mazare_stefan-cel-mare/radu-mazare_stefan-cel-mare_1.jpg << this guy is the mayor of a seaside romanian town.
mircea_popescu: http://observatordeconstanta.ro/cdn/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/carnaval_mamaia_2014-29.jpg << same dude.
mircea_popescu: http://observatordeconstanta.ro/cdn/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/carnaval-mamaia1.jpg http://www.urban.ro/data/Image/image/artisti%20noi/radu%20mazare%20-%20costum.jpg etc
ben_vulpes: !t h rent
assbot: [HAVELOCK:RENT] 1D: 0.00403501 / 0.00440115 / 0.00450000 (245 shares, 1.07828173 BTC), 7D: 0.00389999 / 0.00421793 / 0.00450000 (1864 shares, 7.86221338 BTC), 30D: 0.00305500 / 0.00407116 / 0.00540000 (10338 shares, 42.08760370 BTC)
ben_vulpes: asciilifeform: bitcoin-gunned emacs printer
BingoBoingo: %t
atcbot: [X-BT] Bid: 190 Ask: 225 Last Price: 188 24h-Vol: 152k High: 195 Low: 188 VWAP: 192
BingoBoingo: %ob
atcbot: 16k@250 1k@245 43k@225 | 185k@190 47k@188 37k@187
ben_vulpes: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 542.5, Best ask: 543.18, Bid-ask spread: 0.68000, Last trade: 543.18, 24 hour volume: 24947.54085957, 24 hour low: 524.55, 24 hour high: 572.0, 24 hour vwap: 545.10933068
BingoBoingo: %d
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 1878190.93 Est. Next Diff: 189345.91 in 1995 blocks (#46368) Est. % Change: -89.92
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 400 @ 0.00185199 = 0.7408 BTC [+] {2}
mircea_popescu: what i want to know is, how's eskimobob's rent a clay oven business working.
mircea_popescu: has it roi hand over fist yet ?
mod6: lel
the20year: the litecoin pottery investment?
the20year: ART on LTCG
mircea_popescu: yes that
the20year: i hear they're aiming for a 0.5% APY
BingoBoingo: http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2014/08/dallas-police-anti-government-corinth-gunman-said-he-wanted-to-occupy-house-in-far-north-dallas.html/
mircea_popescu: the worst thing in that pic is the astroturf.
BingoBoingo: lol
mircea_popescu: "LeGuin did tell a 911 call taker that he intended to occupy the Far North Dallas house as a sovereign nation for himself."
asciilifeform: cremated by polizei in own astroturf ?
asciilifeform: or wait, alive
BingoBoingo: alive
FabianB: $mpexstatus
empyex: FabianB: Proxies: mpex.ws mpex.bz mpex.co mpex.biz mpex.coinbr.com Current MPEx GPG-Key-ID: 02DD2D91
empyex: FabianB: MPEx-Status: mpex.ws (683 milliseconds), mpex.bz (605 milliseconds), mpex.co (error), mpex.biz (769 milliseconds), mpex.coinbr.com (889 milliseconds)
mircea_popescu: Maj. Jeff Cotner of the crimes against persons division said the whole incident was surreal. “I’ve been here 32 1/2 years. This is bizarre,” he said. <<< dear usg worker, do yourself a favour, read http://trilema.com/2013/the-sops-or-what-might-you-expect-from-government-clerks/ today.
assbot: The SOPS, or what might you expect from government clerks pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
mircea_popescu: there's nothing "surreal" about it and it's not going away. it will have your throat slit if you persist. love, mp.
asciilifeform: at some point, one or more of the folks lowered into bitcherasty by usg will have a logical, adequate response.
asciilifeform: with something more than 19th c. tech
mircea_popescu: they don;t really need it.
mircea_popescu: 1st century tech is good enough for this task really.
chetty: even cave men could say NO
asciilifeform: 'When Dallas firefighters drove by the house, LeGuin allegedly started shooting at them. He hit the fire truck at least twice, police said.'
asciilifeform: ^ for non-usaians, this is a result of the peculiar custom of u.s. police using firemen as human shields
asciilifeform: chetty: cave man (or airplane man) is not an automatic born champion at saying 'no'. which is how we got 'the state' to begin with.
asciilifeform: 'LeGuin had told police he was part of the “sovereign citizen” movement, which believes the federal, state and local governments operate illegally.'
asciilifeform: !s sovereign citizen
assbot: 2 results for 'sovereign citizen' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=sovereign+citizen
nubbins`: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2014/8/12/alabama-private-probation.html
assbot: Pay up or pay time: Alabama’s private probation industry | Al Jazeera America
nubbins`: !s freeman on the land
assbot: 1 results for 'freeman on the land' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=freeman+on+the+land
nubbins`: !s freeman
assbot: 4 results for 'freeman' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=freeman
asciilifeform: anyone have mircea_popescu's article on these handy ?
nubbins`: shrug
nubbins`: uh
mircea_popescu: didn't i just log it above ?
nubbins`: ^
nubbins`: ;;google sops site:trilema.org
gribble: No matches found.
nubbins`: boo
mircea_popescu: .com
nubbins`: rly?!
nubbins`: ;;google sops site:trilema.com
gribble: The SOPS, or what might you expect from government clerks - Trilema: <http://trilema.com/2013/the-sops-or-what-might-you-expect-from-government-clerks/>; You have no potential. pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.: <http://trilema.com/you-have-no-potential>; Octombrie 2013 pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.: <http://trilema.com/2013/10>
asciilifeform: aha this
nubbins`: there was one of these cases here in nl
nubbins`: the accused was "educated" on the ways of being a freeloader-on-the-land by a mentally ill woman who grew up 4 houses away from me
nubbins`: :0
nubbins`: prior to becoming a life advisor, she'd done stints impersonating a doctor, among other things
asciilifeform: these folks - a classic illustration of how it is not enough to 'say no'
asciilifeform: need to find how to make the 'no' stick.
nubbins`: http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2013-10-12/article-3427331/Member-of-Freeman-on-the-Land-movement-voices-objections/1
assbot: Member of Freeman-on-the-Land movement voices objections - Local - The Telegram
mircea_popescu: !up Petrodriller
nubbins`: !up bats_cd03
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform it's sticking already.
asciilifeform: ;;google solzhenitsyn axe
gribble: Quote by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn : “And how we burned in the ...: <http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/34738-and-how-we-burned-in-the-camps-later-thinking-what>; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes (Author of One Day in the Life of ...: <http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10420.Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn>; The Gulag Archipelago - Wikiquote: (1 more message)
nubbins`: To the judge, she said, “Mr. Supernumerary, why are you still speaking? I’m the only one with standing in this courtroom and have the rights.”
asciilifeform: nubbins`: then, i presume, the men in white coats came in ?
nubbins`: iirc she ended up relenting
mircea_popescu: problem is all this cost her < a hamburger (which she gets free anyway)
mircea_popescu: it cost the sops prolly close to 1mn.
mircea_popescu: they only get THAT free if they find someone to beg or steal it off.
nubbins`: book a courtroom, judge, sheriffs officers, all the paperwork that a dozen or two clerks can grab...
nubbins`: anyway, house arrest and probation
nubbins`: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/amy-collins-sentenced-to-house-arrest-probation-1.2325800
assbot: Amy Collins sentenced to house arrest, probation - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News
asciilifeform: obligatory:
asciilifeform: ;;google the art of not being governed
gribble: The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History ... - Amazon.com: <http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Not-Being-Governed/dp/0300169175>; The Art of Not Being Governed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Not_Being_Governed>; The Art of Not Being Governed: <http://www.notbeinggoverned.com/>
asciilifeform: ^ canonical book on the history of when extraction was more (or not) expensive for the state, than it is worth
asciilifeform: (i'll spoil it: with 20th c. tech, virtually always a 'yes')
mircea_popescu: !up warptangent
nubbins`: fun
mircea_popescu: !up WarriorForum
mircea_popescu: !up Unitar
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform kinda why the credit bubble is required for usg : because all extraction only works if it costs more than it extracts
mircea_popescu: this being the fundamental of rooslvelt's new deal.
asciilifeform: costs more? backwards?
mircea_popescu: every dollar the usg extracts from anything costs it more than a dollar as a precondition of its continued existence.
asciilifeform: and still not seeing it. a few mil. people in usa evicted, how many shot at the sheriff? ten?
mircea_popescu: they can only get evicted provided their eviction costs more than it's worth.
chetty: got to keep pumping that debt
asciilifeform: considering that this is rather opposite of the thermodynamics we learned in kindergarten, perhaps deserves explanation ?
mircea_popescu: yeah, the whole story works fine for as long as the expansion of debt remains unrestricted.
asciilifeform: e.g. oil well that needs more joules to pump than you get out - is abandoned
mircea_popescu: this creates "assets" for everyone involved, and so...
asciilifeform: why would opposite rule apply here
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform ask roosevelt.
mircea_popescu: i didn't come up with it.
asciilifeform: roosevelt (or stalin, for that matter) just subscribed to a somewhat baroque school of biodiesel manufacture
mircea_popescu: nah, the cripple came up with it all on his own.
asciilifeform: that is, it doesn't matter that the well is -EV if expendable slaves are pumping by hand
asciilifeform: you're converting their fat to fuel
mircea_popescu: "how great would it be if we cut off everyone's legs, and hired someone to push them around"
mircea_popescu: stalin's thing was reality bound. roosevelt's thing was not.
asciilifeform: roosevelt started with considerably more fat
mircea_popescu: this is why the soviet union collapsed cleanly, whereas the libertard union will not.
mircea_popescu: nah
mircea_popescu: that's not where it lies. stalin's externality was belly fat
mircea_popescu: r's externality was brain fat.
mircea_popescu: ;;google sops site:trilema.org
gribble: No matches found.
mircea_popescu: orly.
mircea_popescu: in honor of nubbins` typing skills, you can now access trilema as trilema.org trilema.net trilema.me trilema.eu or trilema.com at your option.
mircea_popescu: (cookies won't work if you get them on the wrong domain, so reset if you switch)
thestringpuller: everytime I see cookies won't work i think people are like "i don't like cookies. they aren't delicious"
mircea_popescu: lol
thestringpuller: and it makes me think "are you crazy?"
mircea_popescu: yes.
nubbins` bows, waves
nubbins`: oh also: http://imgur.com/opBkMgl
assbot: imgur: the simple image sharer
nubbins`: this image came to me as a psd with, no joke, over 150 layers
mircea_popescu: looks like it was worth it
nubbins`: as i can't fit 150 screens on the press, this is reduced to 4 layers
thestringpuller: well you could use 150 screens
thestringpuller: but that'd be insane
nubbins`: anyway, clearing through the backlog. 150-ish two-sided cards and another hundred shirts and i'm in the clear for digging into the bitcoin posters
nubbins`: thestringpuller it'd be cumbersome
nubbins`: there were only like 6 or 7 colors in there to begin with. it's just that for some reason she put each stroke in its own layer
thestringpuller: i'm just gonna tell my screenprinting people that you can print 150 colors
thestringpuller: np
thestringpuller: they don't have to know you actually don't
thestringpuller: get them to step up their game
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 300 @ 0.00175001 = 0.525 BTC [-] {2}
nubbins`: they already need to step up their game if they wanna be as good as us ;D
thestringpuller: the "mythical" 150 screen press serves as a better motivator ;)
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform let's model this with a game of chess. suppose there's ten of us in a room. nine are amateurs, i am a rated pro.
mircea_popescu: first game starts. i tell my opponent "listen, if you let me play with an extra queen, i
mircea_popescu: ll let you play with two extra queens on the rematch"
mircea_popescu: now this is actually +ev for the opponent : he probably can't beat a pro on even figures, so giving an extra gueen is not much to give.
nubbins`: in the philippines, they do a lot of peg-and-hole printing, you could theoretically do 150-color designs no sweat
mircea_popescu: however, no pro in the world can beat someone with three queens on the table. and so he consents.
mircea_popescu: i won a game.
nubbins`: set up like 200-500 shirts at a time on these huge long tables, each shirt has 2 wooden dowels sticking out of the board above it
mircea_popescu: the problem is, it cost me more to win than it's worth. but i won it.
nubbins`: printer takes a squeegee and screen w/ 2 holes on top, slips screen onto first set of dowels, prints, steps to the right, repeat
mircea_popescu: which you know, in some approaches to politics, such as would for instance be favoured by temporary figureheads elected by a democracy, and supported by an unmovable bureaucracy, is the whole of my job.
mircea_popescu: next game, let someone else handle the problems.
mircea_popescu: what this entire thing depends on is the nigger'
mircea_popescu: s birth certificate remaining unquestioned, so to speak.
mircea_popescu: by the time people actually figure out the nsa is NOT what they'd buy if they had the money to buy a nsa and were in the nsa market...
nubbins`: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBojYrC8QuM
assbot: t shirt printing philippines - YouTube
thestringpuller: wow nubbins`
mircea_popescu: !up bocobit
nubbins`: look at the guy removing them, each platen has a big stack of shirts snugged onto it
nubbins`: and they just peel em off as they go
nubbins`: that's crazy
nubbins`: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_FbV2iXztU
assbot: water based 5 color printing - YouTube
nubbins`: drawback to this method is you can't cure the ink between colors
nubbins`: you can see a guy waving a heat gun around ;0
mircea_popescu: http://mod6.net/eulora/ << eulora gaining moar mommentum each week
assbot: Index of /eulora
thestringpuller: a little bit every day
mod6: :D
BingoBoingo: Oh, the Greyhawk NPC is already in Euloria
mod6: oooooo man
mod6 is scooping up shiny objects!
mod6: there isn't going to be a screen shot of that ;>
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.EXCH] 26 @ 0.02523161 = 0.656 BTC [-]
BingoBoingo: !up dpb_reddit
BingoBoingo: Hello dpb_reddit
dpb_reddit: Hi! CryptyLabs LLC will be creating a suite of services to make the use and accessibility of Bitcoins easier for everyone. The first product being created in our suite is trading software, commonly known as bots. We plan to launch in 5 weeks under they CryptyBots brand. We are looking for person(s) who can fill one or both of the following position(s): 1. Software/bot trading developer 2. Backtest Developer Best candidat
BingoBoingo: dpb_reddit: Why are you offering us best Candida? I don't want to itch!
BingoBoingo: dpb_reddit: What is your role in this CryptoLabs business?
dpb_reddit: I am one of the 2 co-founders, currently a 5 man operation - we are launching in 5 weeks
BingoBoingo: That was some seriously unfortuante text clipping on your message though because it seems you are wishing us all nasty fungal itches...
dpb_reddit: So, I set up the business, finances, marketing, put the team together, etc.
BingoBoingo: What kind of history do you have?
BingoBoingo: And why start with trading software if your target audience is the everyman?
Blazedout419: http://i.imgur.com/leVpMnT.jpg
Blazedout419: thoughts?
dpb_reddit: I have worked at a financial investment group, and have started startups freelanding around - currently have a lot of free time and this is one of my serious projects.
kakobrekla: so, nothing with bitcoin?
dpb_reddit: The reason we are starting with the trading software is because if someone is new to bitcoins, we are providing the easiest, and best profiting bots out so far - our product is done, but we are looking for more developers and backtest feature
dpb_reddit: Yes, I know how to program, I am also currently creating my own coin as a project. I am involved in cryptos and trade on exchanges.
kakobrekla: i think _you_ are new to bitcoin.
dpb_reddit: I have also written my own bot, but the bots we are selling are created much more professionally than I can make
dpb_reddit: I am not new to bitcoins
dpb_reddit: If anyone is interestd, send an email to hr@cryptybots.com
kakobrekla: so, having some fx experience, i can tell you there just one kind of bots for sale on this planet. the ones that dont work.
dpb_reddit: I will tell you our bots work, and we have about 300 happy customers already.
dpb_reddit: Anyways, I am not here to explain myself, or prove anything, simply trying to hire for a good startup company.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: the chess example, or its life version with debt, etc. is really a play on 'hilbert's hotel'
BingoBoingo: dpb_reddit: Still, why not for example make a fork of Armory that isn't spyware or something, what is this with trading bots
asciilifeform: if you could actually move judgement day off by a day without limit, it'd work
kakobrekla: BingoBoingo thats not selling dreams.
dpb_reddit: What do you mean, BingoBingo?
pete_dushenski: https://twitter.com/pete_dushenski/status/499672700403458049
assbot: This is the Bitcoin Empire's Yasa: http://t.co/qlzNdC9vUiAnd these are its Lords: http://t.co/X7Ao31L38O
BingoBoingo: dpb_reddit: Like sell software that makes using and storing bitcoin a better experience
dpb_reddit: Well there are wallets, pretty easy to store bitcoins. Our bots will be very easy to use, interface is super clean.
BingoBoingo: dpb_reddit: But I mean why introduce risky trading bots as a first product to new users?
kakobrekla: its 100& guaranteed profit prolly.
dpb_reddit: They are not super risky. They profit very consistently. Of course I cannot guarantee 100% of the time, but it generally does profit well and gets your money back. Backtests can show this. Kakobrekla, please do not be disrespectful, I am being honest here.
kakobrekla: you are honestly not having a clue.
dpb_reddit: I am not going to argue with you. I know what I am doing.
kakobrekla: i do wat i want!
dpb_reddit: Okay, southpark
mike_c: it's actually honey boo-boo
kakobrekla: lol
dpb_reddit: hah
kakobrekla: !up Flerb
Flerb: Ah
Flerb: Thanks
kakobrekla: yw
dpb_reddit: So, is this webchat legitimate? Or do people just question the person trying to hire lol
kakobrekla: check the logs?
dpb_reddit: nah, asking the community
Flerb: dpb_reddit: yes. We guarantee 100% profit completely
dpb_reddit: Have a nice day everyone, I am done here.
Flerb: Well, we guarantee a very good profit rate
RagnarDanneskjol: @ dpb_reddit - I am a tech recruiter. send me a detailed job requisition to admin@bitrecruiter.com and I'll see what i can do to help
dpb_reddit: Thank you ragnar, I will PM you real quick. Everyone else here seems to like to make up things and make assumptions based off of nothing.
cazalla: dpb_reddit, why not keep it for yourself if it's so good?
BingoBoingo: !topic
BingoBoingo: ;;topic
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kakobrekla: because there is infinite liquidity on btc market cazalla doh
Flerb: Wait, is armory spyware?
RagnarDanneskjol: no - they are mostly right, you prolly have a lot to learn about all this stuff prior to launching a business, so consider this your hazing
mike_c: armory phones home with a hash of your home directory ☟︎
BingoBoingo: Flerb: It leaks information
dpb_reddit: I know a lot about this. Why assume I know nothing?
Flerb: Oh as in the pinging to them of your is and uname?
dpb_reddit: But, whatever.
Flerb: *ip
BingoBoingo: Flerb: Yeah
RagnarDanneskjol: good place to start is here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=124441.0
assbot: So you think you're going to start a Bitcoin business, right?
mike_c: well, IP is inherent in the pinging :)
Flerb: They apologised I thought and said they are working on it
Flerb: But yeah, that was pretty stupid
dpb_reddit: I have seen that, very popular on bticointalk
Flerb: I've not seen bticointalk
BingoBoingo: Flerb: Still, it isn't the sort of thing people get to apologize for since... What else are they hiding
RagnarDanneskjol: mm k
mike_c: they aren't even hiding. their position is they have the right to track usage.
Flerb: Hmm
BingoBoingo: dpb_reddit: Well seems you haven't learned from that post
Flerb: Well
Flerb: It's open sourcw
Flerb: Isn't it!
Flerb: *?
dpb_reddit: Why? Because I tried to recruit smoeone on here
kakobrekla: noone wants to work with idiots.
pete_dushenski: mircea_popescu: let the permanent record permanently reflect the permanent fact that the economist is a piece of toilet paper upon which down syndrome patients scribble whatever shit happens through their head. << kablamm!
pete_dushenski: iirc it was dr. down who came up with the term "mongoloid"
pete_dushenski: kinda a slap to genghis and kublah but twas the style at the time
BingoBoingo: lol danielpbarron is now auto naming his referals in his links here from the forumtrolling
los_pantalones: that guy dpq was in and out quickly, huh?
pete_dushenski: kakobrekla: except idiots
los_pantalones: was hoping to chat with that chap and see what he thinks he has
kakobrekla: retard or scammer. doesnt make a diff.
BingoBoingo: los_pantalones: He was refered here by a link danielpbarron left on reddit, who is to say who he actually is?
los_pantalones: indeed
BingoBoingo: Freenode webchat lets you name people by links
RagnarDanneskjol: doesnt matter to me - long as he has a recruitment budget, which I highly doubt
Flerb: Anyone here bought BTM?
decimation: http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/212001/Catapult_ISCA_2014.pdf << microserf implemented fpga co-processors for bing search, paper is mildly interesting ☟︎
mircea_popescu: <asciilifeform> mircea_popescu: the chess example, or its life version with debt, etc. is really a play on 'hilbert's hotel' << so it is. for as long as the theoretical properties of aleph-cardinals hold in real sets, well... why not.
Flerb: So how do I get voiced in the future without pming someone?
decimation: it appears that altera is beating xilinix these days "on the street"
mircea_popescu: Blazedout419 uping spambots is not nice.
RagnarDanneskjol: on the strreet, yes, but any industrial embedded stuff is still xilinx
Blazedout419: spam bots?
RagnarDanneskjol: this was interesting to hear too http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184828-intel-unveils-new-xeon-chip-with-integrated-fpga-touts-20x-performance-boost
assbot: Intel unveils new Xeon chip with integrated FPGA, touts 20x performance boost | ExtremeTech
mircea_popescu: the dpb thing above.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: I upped him, they followed a link here
mircea_popescu: Flerb http://trilema.com/2014/bitcoin-assets-m/
assbot: #bitcoin-assets +m pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
Blazedout419: ^^ I was showing you guys my news coins
mircea_popescu: shit i misread my b's. sorry Blazedout419
BingoBoingo: From one of danielpbarron's forum links where he shows people the light and truth
BingoBoingo: His referrals get tagged with a dpb_SiteName username
mircea_popescu: o hey. now that'sfucking smart.
mircea_popescu: who came up wioth it ?
kakobrekla: only then for the light of truth to be extinguished by kako, upon tunnel entrance
mircea_popescu: <dpb_reddit> So, is this webchat legitimate? Or do people just question the person trying to hire lol << aka "herpyderp I know shit, and don't want to adjust. everyone else must adjust to my stupid head. or else i will say the bad thing!!!1"
mircea_popescu: fucking idiots.
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Seems he did
mircea_popescu: <Flerb> I've not seen bticointalk << where you from then ?
mircea_popescu: danielpbarron the prepended dpb is actually fucking clever. how do you do it ? this must be a standard, ima put it on trilema too.
asciilifeform: !s xilinx
assbot: 19 results for 'xilinx' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=xilinx
asciilifeform: decimation: xilinx and altera both make tightly 'closed' chips, for reasons discussed in agonizing detail earlier
asciilifeform: altera is more or less the 'worst of all worlds' - considerably poorer gate density, shoddier linux toolchain support, and not really winning on price either
BingoBoingo: %ob
atcbot: 16k@250 2k@245 43k@225 | 185k@190 47k@188 37k@187
asciilifeform: so it was never entirely clear to me why it exists, other than the fact that it wants to and the bezzlatron decrees it
mircea_popescu: sounds like the perfect party to host a pretend-win media party.
mircea_popescu: on the street.
dignork: mircea_popescu: I tried to leave some fancy comment on Trilema, but php told me I'm unhuman, how did it know?
mircea_popescu: dignork it looks for you to actually load the page, and not fill in too quickly.
BingoBoingo: dignork: Did you take to long to write it?
dignork: ah, yes, possibly i was idling on a page, but then i reloaded, and it still didn't like me
mircea_popescu: if you reloaded and instapasted that'd be why.
dignork: Oh well, it's actually a feature, made me to reevaluate the fanciness and give up :)