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phf: mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/?date=06-07-2015#1189592 works now
phf: i just render in-place, but if you click arround it "corrects" the url
phf: hmm, except it's unsupported by xref machinery
mircea_popescu: loller
mircea_popescu: correcting the url's not bad. phf you tried any local mod rewrite stuff or not running apache
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform next one's "the chosen", will put it to paper after i[m back from town.
asciilifeform: neato!
mircea_popescu: btw, as a curio,. anyone can actually read the two men's dialogue ? ☟︎
phf: i'm basically going to leave things as is. /log/?date= is legacy linking support purely to facilitate old blog entries. it'll render, but will otherwise be unsupported ☟︎
mircea_popescu: without actual line selection ?
phf: line selection works
phf: (click on that url above)
mircea_popescu: aite, ima look into this later a bit.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-24#1456693 << yeah.. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-24 00:12 mircea_popescu: btw, as a curio,. anyone can actually read the two men's dialogue ?
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform do tell ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: at least i think i did.
mircea_popescu: that's what i'm curious about.
asciilifeform: 'what if there's two' 'not that type' etc
asciilifeform: 'pick one'
asciilifeform: notsohard
asciilifeform: and has just the right flavour.
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-24#1456694 << i still dun see why it had to be changed at all... ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-24 00:14 phf: i'm basically going to leave things as is. /log/?date= is legacy linking support purely to facilitate old blog entries. it'll render, but will otherwise be unsupported
asciilifeform: old format worked fine
mircea_popescu: nb ya.
asciilifeform: phf: whereas now half the time i can't make a correct link when i want one
phf: asciilifeform: well, you suffer for my lazines
phf: log reader was written way before b/t split, and was using y-m-d from very beginning because that's what i'm used to for 10-15 years now since reading naggum's "history of time"
mircea_popescu: "Thirty six year old Danny Manupassa is alleged to have been running the network and has ordered him to be held 14 days while police search for actual evidence of criminal activity on the network. " << odd grammar.
mircea_popescu: anyway, the lulzy crime of "not being squishy enough".
mircea_popescu: organizedcrimeterrorismmoneylaunderingchildpornographydoubleplusungood.
asciilifeform: squishy?
mircea_popescu: incompetent, if you will.
mircea_popescu: "what do you mean fat donut chewer couldn't defeat superman ? IS SUPERMAN A TERRORIST ????"
mircea_popescu: "organized crime, any activity too complex to be comprehended by highschool dropouts equipped with the latest version of excel"
mircea_popescu: you know, exactly like before.
asciilifeform: hey, comprehended enough to find the fella and gas?
mircea_popescu: so far it reads as exactly nothing more than "burn the witch, though we did do the nose"
asciilifeform has nfi, hears of the thing for first time
asciilifeform: unrelatedly, megaclassic, http://cr.yp.to/qmail/qmailsec-20071101.pdf
asciilifeform: ^ bernstein's replacement for sendmail.
asciilifeform: where he 'fits in head'.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> not unless they're nude. << And NOT Kim now that she's just fat.
BingoBoingo: <mircea_popescu> "what do you mean fat donut chewer couldn't defeat superman ? IS SUPERMAN A TERRORIST ????" << Apparently he has been for a decade or so.
BingoBoingo: Huh, apparently Apple let some Chinese into my old unused "Apple ID" account.
BingoBoingo: If, that email address even had one...
BingoBoingo: The slants as Apple's confused idea of me downloaded: 天天萌萌消2016魔法经典版(正版授权) - 糖果星球连连看,每天不停消消消!单机免费免流量也能开心玩的消除小游戏!
BingoBoingo: Which Google translates to: Meng Meng magic every day cancellation 2016 Classic Edition (Genuine licensed) - Candy Planet Lianliankan, eliminate kept Diminshing day! Free single free flow can be happy to play elimination games!
BingoBoingo: This is substantial hassle for having dared to try redeeming an itunes gift card 11 years ago.
mircea_popescu: lol
deedbot: [» Contravex: A blog by Pete Dushenski] What is it about April? - http://www.contravex.com/2016/04/24/what-is-it-about-april/
shinohai: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/4g6u85/1btcxe_ripped_me_off/ <<< Now he has more time to study in English class and learn proper paragraph structure and such.
mircea_popescu: in other news http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/we_made_him_watch_7608.jpg
shinohai: ^ 403
phf: (not for me)
shinohai: I had to remove "static"
mircea_popescu: ;;ud shaonu
gribble: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Vivian+Hsu | ... actress, singer, songwriter, and model. AShe's also the recent endorser of Hang Ten. Love Storm, Say Say Say U Love Me, Decide to Love You, Shao Nu Dui.
mircea_popescu: hm.
mircea_popescu: ;;ud shao-nu
gribble: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Vivian+Hsu | ... actress, singer, songwriter, and model. AShe's also the recent endorser of Hang Ten. Love Storm, Say Say Say U Love Me, Decide to Love You, Shao Nu Dui.
mircea_popescu: eh internet what fucking good are you.
mircea_popescu: weren't you supposed to bring cultures together in the sense of inter-referential recontextualization you little bitch you.
BingoBoingo: That's not that internet, that's just tubblr
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo o ya ? find me if you will thefucking text of wilhelm's 1908 daily telegraph interview
BingoBoingo: Seems to just be snippets https://archive.is/APHo
mircea_popescu: myeah.
phf: https://archive.org/details/jstor-20665611
mircea_popescu: o hey check out phf. nice.
mircea_popescu: i'll have to remember to only whine about this at parties and other safe havens away from earshot.
deedbot: [Trilema] The Chosen - http://trilema.com/2016/the-chosen/ ☟︎
mircea_popescu: $up indoor_jellyfish
deedbot: indoor_jellyfish voiced for 30 minutes.
indoor_jellyfish is gabriel_laddel
mircea_popescu: phf have you read that thing btw ? it is nothing but inept commentary.
asciilifeform refreshes the ledger of teh phucked , ~1500 ! ☟︎
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-24#1456757 << lulzy. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-24 16:02 deedbot: [Trilema] The Chosen - http://trilema.com/2016/the-chosen/
mircea_popescu: "Quickness to take insult and feel honor insulted is no longer considered the only or even the proper manner in which a nation
mircea_popescu: may show itself great and self-respecting and heroic. Much more of the new virtue is of course greatly needed ; but there is enough in sight already to indi- cate clearly in what direction the world, the family of nations, the community of peoples, is moving, in
mircea_popescu: spite of sensational newspapers, jingo blusterings and over-talkative rulers. For this let us be sincerely grateful.
mircea_popescu: Women and Peace.
mircea_popescu: blablablala"
mircea_popescu: teh fambly of nations.
asciilifeform: did we even know, they had shannonizer in 1908...
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform anyway, the interview in question is pretty funny in the whole gaddafi line, because it is EXACTLY the brits poking the dog so it may bite so it may be killed. and the dog is like "wtf is wrong with you people ?"
mircea_popescu: and "the people" are like o noes he insulted womanhood!
asciilifeform: this, i think, is well-known ?
asciilifeform: germany as kicked dog.
mircea_popescu: not by the internet.
asciilifeform: (rechargeable kicked dog, no less)
mircea_popescu: is not possible for the internet to know anything, apparently, outside of inane details of the valley of venus.
mircea_popescu: this whole construction is very well understood in marital terms. inept husbands try to treat the wife as another man, and reason with her in that manner, which works about as well as it worked for historical germany.
mircea_popescu: admitting this notion of equality that reduces to equivalence pretty much guarantees failure, which is why they keep insisting with it, obviously.
mircea_popescu: derpy wilhelm trying to actually "give assurances" and wondering why the shrew keeps nagging unabated. doh.
mircea_popescu: then the nazis took the other tack - gave exactly nothing while goebbels outshrewed the shrews in nagging, and as a result the whole fucking thing came apart.
phf: hilarious, you can find durpy commentary from boston same year, but not the original
mircea_popescu: phf aha.
asciilifeform: http://mysummerofsatoshis.website << hilarious sp4mz0r linkfarm shitpit BUT has qntra rss built in ...
mircea_popescu: lotsa these asciilifeform an' fyi if you remove the http part it doesn't link
shinohai: my eyes
asciilifeform: waiwut
asciilifeform: where
mircea_popescu: mysummerofsatoshis.website
asciilifeform: ah
shinohai: Looks like someone went to the geocities school of coding.
phf: google archive has oct 27, 1908, but not oct 28 :o
mircea_popescu: the coincidences sure do pile.
asciilifeform: hey the brits ~still~ deny the lusitania thing
asciilifeform: ditto americans - the 'maine'
mircea_popescu: phf did you find all the inept psychanalizing yet btw ? german side, english side, hatred of mother, bla bla ?
phf: possibly behind paywall http://gale.cengage.co.uk/home/telegraph-archive.aspx
mircea_popescu: it's incredible what the people who don't have the time to preserve historical documents nevertheless find time for.
mircea_popescu: "only available with slip from hitler" ?
phf: aye
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BingoBoingo: https://twitter.com/BBoingo/status/724273695712272384
mircea_popescu: not about to encourage that bs.
BingoBoingo: ". @rabite fanfic by Mircea Popescu http://trilema.com/2016/the-chosen/ …"
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: only available from 'спецхран' !11111
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i wonder if u.s. loc has it.
mircea_popescu: obviously every library with the newspaper has it, but i was discussing the intershit.
asciilifeform: not so obviously. i've found gaps.
mircea_popescu: "oh no, it is so valuable FOR HUMAN THOUGHT!!!1!!1 what will we do if it goes away"
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform lol, yeah, maybe someone cut a hole in that day's edition all over the world. suddenly we have a whole mystery novel on our hands
asciilifeform: actually simpler than you think. most of the microfilm in american libs was supplied from just a few reproduction houses, and they in turn, from the orig publisher
phf: i think google newspapers archive comes from their library digitizing project, so quite possible that the copy is not easily accessible. this telegraph archive gives the bit as "highlight" so they are perhaps aware of their position
asciilifeform: it isn't as if library has own monkey scanning physical fishwrap.
asciilifeform: for 100 yrs.
mircea_popescu: phf to me that seems very much bait-and-switchy. if i were to judge, it'd make me guess they do not have it.
asciilifeform: copyrast back-catalogues have ~same relation to the actuality as 'winamp' playlists had to '90s w4r3z.
asciilifeform: (who remembers, how derps posted 'playlists' !!)
mircea_popescu: myea
phf: first hit for "telegraph archive umd" gives http://lib.guides.umd.edu/c.php?g=326561&p=2197286 "slavery in maryland" since you guys appreciate that sort of snark
mircea_popescu: alf's picture on the cover ?
phf: have to be this shade percentage to qualify
mircea_popescu: oh i forgot, the irish slaves don't count, it's only congo that's on the vip list.
mircea_popescu: (incidentally, this wilhelm being the original architect of the holocaust - not only by proposing that the correct response to "the nuisance" would be an all-worlds (ie, new and old) pogrom "a la Russe", but even by indicating gas!)
phf: is that same interview or elsewhere?
mircea_popescu: letter to mackensen, part of romanian folklore.
mircea_popescu: mackensen was staying in bucharest at the time.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-24#1456762 << speaking of which, so it's like 900k/1.2mn loaded and then it starts to tickle them ? ☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-24 16:10 asciilifeform refreshes the ledger of teh phucked , ~1500 !
deedbot: [Qntra] Failing Radioactive Waste Tanks At Hanford Site Put Pacific Coast On Edge - http://qntra.net/2016/04/failing-radioactive-waste-tanks-at-hanford-site-put-pacific-coast-on-edge/
BingoBoingo: ^re: dreamer tanks
mircea_popescu: lol
BingoBoingo: I mean what, it's only a few hundred Fukushima's worth of waste?
mircea_popescu: no it's good like fluoride, strengthens teeth
mircea_popescu: only if niggers do it is bad. or
mircea_popescu: whatever you call the non-us people these days, i think it's not niggers anymore, maybe.
BingoBoingo: Cucking on Steroids https://archive.is/wxoti
BingoBoingo: "When we met with the NEDC, we were again faced with the question of what ethnicity we would choose for our adopted embryos. We wanted additional siblings to feel connected to our first two children racially, and asked the team at the NEDC if we could be matched with African-American embryos."
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-24#1456828 << >> http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-22#1455993 ☝︎☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-22 16:38 asciilifeform: it is to be a massive batch factor thing.
a111: Logged on 2016-04-24 17:25 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-24#1456762 << speaking of which, so it's like 900k/1.2mn loaded and then it starts to tickle them ?
asciilifeform: gotta wait for the lot.
asciilifeform: see mega-p4p3r 'How to find smooth parts of integers' (Bernstein) .
oglafbot: http://oglaf.com/hoops/
mircea_popescu: o hey prev one even better.
mats: jesus is a helluva drug
shinohai: $b 1
deedbot: $b 1 is not a command.
jurov: hi, coinbr is fixed
jurov: and no, i can't release assets to users every time mpex order vanishes without reason
jurov: if i did that... i would not be doing anything anymore quickly
jurov: (i mean, release assets automatically)
mircea_popescu: makes sense.
BingoBoingo: ty jurov
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo> Cucking on Steroids https://archive.is/wxoti <<< "my wife and i are anything we wish to pretend like we are. here's why we are currently pretending to be 'white evangelicals' while still transparently being redditard lefties : we're too dumb to realise a world outside of our head exists, and are perfectly happy to live on words."
phf: wtf
mircea_popescu: i kinda got a hankering for the old "young female is sent to be nurse/teacher/whatever at remote village, discovers and falls in love with local tractor driver" films. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: at the time they were of course insufferable, but in the current context they're some of the better parodies available.
phf: my great grandmother called those movies агитка
mircea_popescu: does anyone happen to remember that [chinese i think it was ?] one where the culmination was some sort of productive inefficiency at a truck depot driven by gate congestion, so The Rebel backed up his truck into the compound wall tearing it down like straw (apparently back then the chinese trucks weren\t made out of tin foil) and making a new gate ?
mircea_popescu: i've not been able to locate it, perhaps because i can't remember any words.
mircea_popescu: phf yeah, those were mostly the glory days of soviet cinema, truck caravans with projectors embedded touring the country like a sort of circus act on steroids. the latter "tour bus" / "cocksucker blues" us star worship stuff but a pale copy.
mircea_popescu: i'm pretty sure more moscow children were born in the ural as a result of that cinema push than for any other reason.
BingoBoingo: China still reacting MP's joke about moving there from last year http://chinalawtranslate.com/nsed/
mircea_popescu: the italians had a very similar thing going in the 50s as a result of the state planned "cinecita" in rome. il uomo delle stelle, famously, or stuff like cari fottutissimi amici more obscurely.
mircea_popescu: [discuss it, i mean].
phf: il cinema e l'arma piu forte
phf: come to think of it american 80s movies
phf: it's like best periods in cinema are also effective propaganda, and whatever continues is made by directors who honed their art during propaganda period or else it's унылое говно
mircea_popescu: this being also the argument as to cinema not being art.
mircea_popescu: (also the compete explanation offered privately as to why say pacino is an actor, and norton is a nobody : showed up at wrong time.)
mircea_popescu: competing*
phf: probably why inglorious basteds degenerated into slapstick, tarantino was trying to say something about cinema, propaganda and art and couldn't get the conclusion he wanted
phf: i liked norton until american history x, and i'm glad you wrote a teardown. what a shitty movie.
phf: i knew a handful of skinheads in russia through sambo and while i don't share their views i find the movie preposterous. an urban intelligentisa play-believes a tough guy, gets raped, cries and repents.
mircea_popescu: i honestly expected he'll blow off the charts, he was incredibly talented as a young man
mircea_popescu: a once-in-a-culture thing
mircea_popescu: but yes the fundamental truth behind the propaganda is exactly this cold reality : "nobody wants you, middle class america." tis true, too.
mircea_popescu: not like they can cut themselves a path in jail, suka-style.
mircea_popescu: not like they can cut themselves a path anywhere. today's jews, like 1930s' jews, are headed where the jews go.
shinohai: https://twitter.com/petertoddbtc/status/724346457696907264 <<< lulz, Peter TOdd
mircea_popescu: mind issuing short summaries for the ... most everyone whop's not gonna click on twitter ?
shinohai: Says he was offered a job by spooks to do blockchain analysis
phf: hah, they can't can they. su thieves maintained that support infrastructures of манька's for own purposes, but that's not really a feature of u.s. prison system. i've not actually thought of that
mircea_popescu: it goes a lot deeper, in many ways.
mircea_popescu: consider, where are all the hollywood movies depicting in painstaking detail the lives of the poor tynisha ysais and her boyfriend(s) who offer her sexual services to friends as a matter of course ? where's the dom com about this set of social security cowsies kept by ex highschool footbal kid ? etc ?
mircea_popescu: i know, factually, they exist. they aren't depicted. why not ? "they wouldn't sell ?" gimme a break ?
mircea_popescu: meanwhile, think from the other perspective : if you were a moderately powerful producer, what the fuck ELSE would you do than exactly this, trying to cash in some holywood clout for some underworld connections ?
mircea_popescu: but no, dumb as bricks these people.
mircea_popescu: this, incidentally, is 100% what "rap" was all about, and it failed miserably altogether.
mircea_popescu: but in other lulz, http://bidla.net/35457-manka-za-chetkost-vazy-interesuetsya.html ☟︎
phf: hehe
phf: google images produces all kinds of amazing pictures if you search for that wor
phf: d
mircea_popescu: aha.
mircea_popescu: ;;google android nexus
gribble: Nexus - Google: <https://www.google.com/nexus/>; Nexus Phones - Android Phones - Google Store: <https://store.google.com/category/phones>; Android – Android Phones: <https://www.android.com/phones/>
mircea_popescu: mk
ben_vulpes: what is манька ?
deedbot: [Daniel P. Barron] On the killing of children. - http://danielpbarron.com/2016/on-the-killing-of-children/
phf: ben_vulpes: russian has a way to modify words from more formal to less formal using more or less standard rules for changing the root and adding suffixes
phf: Man'ka is a form of Man'ya is a form of the name Maria
phf: so it's an informal, familiar and vaguely above-to-below way of addressing anyone named maria
mircea_popescu: the reason the images are so lulzy (mostly in the dumb blonde line) is because without further explanation, it can readily be "dumb girl mary"
mircea_popescu: romanian does the same thing, through a wide array of diminutives.
phf: right, that's basically enough to explain images
ben_vulpes: gotcha
ben_vulpes: ty!
mircea_popescu: and since we're on it... tachanka... tanklet. ☟︎
phf: but my specific use in text comes from the fact that su thieves were using that kind of forms of popular girl names to address their male bitches
phf: which after a while was adopted into argot as a term for a passive homosexual
mircea_popescu: phf by suka i meant specifically, the set of stalin-pardoned thieves
mircea_popescu: as in suka wars.
phf: oh oh oh
mircea_popescu: underclass, at least originally.
mircea_popescu: obviously, softer material than their persecutors
mircea_popescu: at least originally.
mircea_popescu: numbers can win any contest, provided work-hardening is on the table. but if the material doesn't work-harden, there's no hope in numbers. au contraire.
mircea_popescu: and ustards somehow inexplicably work-soften.
ben_vulpes: what has been "working" the ustards?
mircea_popescu: rent, for instance.
mircea_popescu: thugs and muggings, at the hand of either white dudes dressed in blue or black dudes dressed in those weird ankle pants they wear.
mircea_popescu: lafond's entire blog is all about this, "look one and all, come and gaze upon the incredibru frozen shitball - the more you work it, the soft it gets!"
mircea_popescu: softer*
phf: (i was amused because i thought you were saying that usians don't even have a bitch-track in prison)
mircea_popescu: they do, but their relations are about sensuality rather than power.
mircea_popescu: which is pretty fucking inane, but whatever.
ben_vulpes: the "dreamers"?
mircea_popescu: [incidentally, saying that some vory ACTUALLY ENJOYS fucking some mary in the ass would have been a pretty serious insult]
mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes i guess so.
ben_vulpes: relatedly, i get a kick out of learning which 'business owners' keep seperate books for tax and internal accounting and which do not.
mircea_popescu: as a proxy for "which will still be around in a decade vs which will discover drugs" ?
ben_vulpes: proxy for all sorts of thing, but the entertainment comes from contrasting that bit of information with public comportment
mircea_popescu: i bet.
BingoBoingo: And the new ownership still has yet to do anything with BitBet
mircea_popescu: pretty odd if you think about it.
BingoBoingo: Yeah, Pete prolly would have archived the old bets by nao. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: in other wtf, wtf has lovecraft found "licentious" in fucking whitman ?! really, ovid's filth without his grace ? wut ?
mircea_popescu: martial ftw, owns both their asses.
mircea_popescu: "pedicatur eros, fellat linus ; centenis futuit matho, milibus. ole, quid ad te ?"
phf: hehe, i remember that one because of the refrain, "ole, quid ad te"
mircea_popescu: what about tibi summe rheni domnitor ?
phf: i feel like that one resonates in some ru translation, тебе, смиритель рейна
phf: other one was exchanged amongst latin reading classmates in the original
mircea_popescu: i wonder how many usian kids exchanged such.
phf: kids with their internets will never find the joy of finding racy chapters in the "The Great Library of Foreign Literature (unabridged special edition)"
phf: *never know
BingoBoingo: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 408780 | Current Difficulty: 1.7867830767168845E11 | Next Difficulty At Block: 409247 | Next Difficulty In: 467 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 3 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes, and 55 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: None | Estimated Percent Change: None
asciilifeform: ahahaha where do you find 'internet: uncensored edition' aha...
phf: or for that matter trying to power through ars amatoria in search of wisdom relevant to talking to girls :D
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-24#1456857 <<< 'производственный роман' ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-24 20:44 mircea_popescu: i kinda got a hankering for the old "young female is sent to be nurse/teacher/whatever at remote village, discovers and falls in love with local tractor driver" films.
mircea_popescu: no ?!
asciilifeform: roughly, 'industrial romance', genre mercifully nonexistent in engl.
mircea_popescu: as of yet.
mircea_popescu: of course, they have chick lit, which is pretty much the same thinger.
asciilifeform: it was a thing.
asciilifeform: minus the industry
mircea_popescu: yeah, minus the industry. they only kept the "jobs", which anyone has and as best as anyone can discern, consist entirely of paychecks. ☟︎
asciilifeform: and of 'office politic' !1111
mircea_popescu: that's a subset neh ?
asciilifeform: i realize now that i have never actually seen a chicklit.
mircea_popescu: chick lit : "romance" g-g-b type settings, where the bff g is entirely castrated ; procedurals of various types ; "romance" of the fish-out-of-water and other exotica type ; "suffering" type.
asciilifeform: only know 3rdhand.
mircea_popescu: anything with kirsten wiig , enjoy. you'll thank me later :D
phf: i wonder if anne rice qualifies
mircea_popescu: older derps go for crapolade a la "bridges of madison country" ; socially awkward derps go for a spectrum between "ER" and "sex in the city" ; younguns watch ineptitudes more varied.
mircea_popescu: which one is that again ?
asciilifeform: http://btcbase.org/log/2016-04-24#1456891 << wut ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-04-24 21:39 mircea_popescu: but in other lulz, http://bidla.net/35457-manka-za-chetkost-vazy-interesuetsya.html
phf: she did the vampire chronicles, with the most famous one being interview with the vampire
mircea_popescu: oh the gothic fiction. yeah. prolly better quality cunts than the norm.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: i was spared all of this somehow..
mircea_popescu: well somehow. you're not an anthropologist. as a result, you don't have the ability to pick any random culture you wish
mircea_popescu: nor a general spiteful distance from all of them.
asciilifeform: eh the latter still worx
asciilifeform: realize, almost every named ustardism mircea_popescu digs up, i end up having to look up
asciilifeform: my containment forcefield is strong.
BingoBoingo: Not that contained if you recognize Stallman
asciilifeform: i even recognize ballmer.
asciilifeform: whatofit.
asciilifeform sings, 'developersdevelopers....!'
phf: well, not even a decenarian math containment then
asciilifeform: unfortunately!
asciilifeform: barely unarian here.
BingoBoingo: ;;ticker --market all
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD last: 459.46, vol: 7032.85634075 | BTC-E BTCUSD last: 445.326, vol: 6228.31103 | Bitfinex BTCUSD last: 462.62, vol: 23810.28536807 | CampBX BTCUSD last: 440.0, vol: 0.86659632 | BTCChina BTCUSD last: 457.249212, vol: 39131.51200000 | Kraken BTCUSD last: 460.0, vol: 1118.80508256 | Bitcoin-Central BTCUSD last: 464.07105, vol: 65.16357398 | Volume-weighted last average: (1 more message)
BingoBoingo: ;;more
gribble: 458.188298773
mats: it rises
BingoBoingo: So much for stabilitit
mircea_popescu: the most amusing thing re ustards is, the sheer volume of NAMED entities they need to produce as much as a paragraph
mircea_popescu: it's ridiculous, at this rate the language will be mostly nouns before the century is out.
mats: name droppers are the worst
mircea_popescu: yeah, on one end of the spectrum. on the other, the very fucking grammar changes, with a lot of "the x of y" constructions, verbing of nouns, periphrase-by-metaphor and all sorts of weird.
mats: it was all 'my mentor is now SVP at IBM', 'my cube-mate went on to work for former Intel CEO some-guy-i-don't-care-about', 'i learned so much working with the board at Silicon Valley Bank' at every tech, bidness conference i have ever been to
mats: i should create a bingo card
mircea_popescu: there was a peculiar "I am the X-approved candidate for Y supported by K L and M according to token Q and item W" idiocy i saved somewhere, lemme dig it up.
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2012/culture-shock-ama/
mircea_popescu: "i am derp endorsed by fluke"
mircea_popescu: (he lost).
phf: also http://btcbase.org/log/2016-01-02#1359238 ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2016-01-02 20:21 phf: i like how the first one uses protective incantations. "henceforth and therefore ipso facto ... DATABASES!"
asciilifeform: holy shit, mircea_popescu never played wingcommander?!
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform i was never into real-time anything.
mircea_popescu: i had manic miner and ~never played it, for instance.
asciilifeform: space war thing
asciilifeform: by 'origin'
mircea_popescu: actually 3do i thought ?
mircea_popescu: anyway. liked f-19 but never played that muych either. just... rt not my cup.
asciilifeform: http://www.myabandonware.com/media/screenshots/w/wing-commander-7ys/wing-commander_13.gif
asciilifeform: f19 rocked.
asciilifeform: we played on 'iskra' , it had cga clone but weird green mono display, made for some strange colours
phf: http://www.abandonia.com/files/games/3750/F-19%20Stealth%20Fighter_5.png
mircea_popescu: i mostly liked the bar scenes
asciilifeform: buncha shit was unplayable until my brother wrote tsr util that diddled the video board when magic key hit
asciilifeform: it went to the 1bit mono mode where the cga colour turned into dither
asciilifeform: made for 'trippy' memory of the gamez
asciilifeform: phf: ahahaha!
asciilifeform: yes!
phf: oddly enough i've never played any games that involved flying
mircea_popescu: the ~only game made by classical microsoft (the shitshow that was trying to get windows 3.1 to be something) was a "flight simulator"
mircea_popescu: about as bad as the shit apple came up with in the same period, you'd just look at it and wonder wtf is this
mircea_popescu: i enjoyed it for this purpose.
asciilifeform: we had a joystick, funnily, but it never worked, brother bought it at outdoor blackmarket, we could find no port to plug it in 'iskra'. then in usa we ended up with 'commodore' and guess what - that thing fit...
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: pretty sure ms flight was written by 1 guy and they purchased it
mircea_popescu: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Ms._magazine_Cover_-_Spring-Summer_2012.jpg << actually, also lulzy.
mircea_popescu: check out the aspiring triteness.
asciilifeform: lel thats a chik?!
mircea_popescu: boxcar pushing face > 9000
mircea_popescu: (she also lost)
asciilifeform: lost what ?
mircea_popescu: ran as democrat for cali seat in congress