Mocky: another thing was that Qatari business men highly value honesty since many foreign partners actually do try to rip them off and are deceptive.
Mocky: word was that they may be angry if they feel forced to pay for an intangible, but that will fade and you don't lose respect. but get caught in a lie and they are done with you
Mocky: I'm still not used to friday and saturday being the weekend & so many places being closed between 1pm and 4pm every day
BingoBoingo: Still alive. Switched from crushing antibiotics to make a suspension to just returning to the pharmacy and buying appropriate amount of bubble gum flavored suspension for niños over the loud protests of elderly lady disenfranchised by the act.
BingoBoingo: "Medicaciones para niños necessitan recetas" "Es para yo mismo. Llamé a mi medico."
Mocky: BingoBoingo, isn't bubble gum flavor just as gross?
diana_coman: BingoBoingo, don't they sell just pills to swallow?
Mocky: so, working on day 3 of no AC. Everyone I mention it to here laughs at me and says that no repair men here actually know how to fix anything, only to install new. AC, cars, computers, machinery. They just spend hours spinning bs to talk you into buying new.
diana_coman: see, that might be why "no intangibles" - because everyone selling intangibles there actually sells "bs to talk you into buying new"
diana_coman: but is it *your* AC or what?
Mocky: no, i'm subletting a room via airbnb from a nigerian who rents it from someone who also sounds african on speakerphone. and thankfully unseasonably cool with now 2 years worth of rain in the last 2 days
diana_coman: sounds like a mess though
Mocky: yeah, but not a big deal for me. I wouldn't want to be a landlord here tho
diana_coman: but AC there is rather basic requirement, isn't it
Mocky: yup, but seems like central air in homes is pretty rare. wallmounted units are the thing, with compressors on the roof.
diana_coman: ah
Mocky: So can be replaced individually i bet! lol
diana_coman: sounds like it, yes, lol
mircea_popescu: hhhola!
Mocky: hiya mircea_popescu
mircea_popescu: how's tricks
Mocky: so far so good. gotta see how well I fit in at these 5 star hotels
mircea_popescu: haha moving up in teh world ?
mircea_popescu will get to the logs nao.
BingoBoingo: <diana_coman> BingoBoingo, don't they sell just pills to swallow? << They do sell them, but at the moment with their size... they don't go down without fighting the surrounding environment
BingoBoingo: And Gloria, the Peruana frowns upon breaking up the pills with oily pliers to make my own oral solution.
Mocky: lol, why not stomp with boot heel :D
BingoBoingo: Boot heel has touched dogshit. Hay muchos perros acá
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-20#1864395 << lmao this guy. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-10-20 15:15 phf: you made it to a hookah bar then?
mircea_popescu: nice going Mocky !
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-20#1864422 << yeah, ideally no js, and write against lynx ftw. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-10-20 18:01 billymg: curious what type of browser environments the lords use -- when writing a theme for mp-wp will need to know what kind of font, css, js support to expect
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-20#1864427 << nothing imported from google servers will ever work for me, for instance. so keep everything local. don't add more javascript. keep markup to the absolute minimum. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-10-20 18:04 billymg: is there perhaps a list of "definitely don't use [feature], will never load for republicans"
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-20#1864445 << not so, was briefly dead but then adobe released a new set after 5+ years silence and it's catching back up. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-10-20 18:10 asciilifeform: lol afaik even the heathens have largely forgotten flashism
mircea_popescu: because html5 was done by morons (ie, "community" in pantsuit style) and it couldn't be later or more useless (cue here, how opengl managed to LOSE its having defeated directx, a decade later)
billymg: mircea_popescu: acknowledged, can definitely stay within those bounds
mircea_popescu: cool.
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-20#1864461 << this sounds like a recipe for certain failure... ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-10-20 18:27 Mocky: because insurance was to expensive for the given coverage, but because "paying money to get nothing".
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-20#1864463 << universal orc problem. in the space of one half hour saw three (out of five total) cars breaking down. WHY MAINTAIN ANYTHIUNG!!!! WHATY YOU CAN T SEE DOES NOT EXIST!!! ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-10-20 18:28 asciilifeform: Mocky: is the implication also that they dun bother to look into totalcostofownership before buying ? hence the legends of bedouin sheiks buying a merc and leaving it in desert when fuel tank empty ..?
mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-10-20#1864468 << you're very much not there to sell anything ; you realise this, do you ? ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-10-20 18:32 Mocky: diana_coman, that could be a reasonable assumption and i suggested the same to my companions, they shook thier heads.
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