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mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-06-07#1917697 << some kinda game. it's fascinating to me, how these things die. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-06-07 21:06 asciilifeform: what was this ? ( a mud ? )
mircea_popescu: kinda how it's fascinating to me how all sorta things end these days.
mircea_popescu: nothing seems to ever live up in death to the pretenses it puts up while alive.
asciilifeform: iirc mircea_popescu had piece where he got hold of a lolpad or the like, installed buncha '2 chinese d00dz on a napkin'-type gamez, and 6mo later all 'eggog, cannot connect to serv' etc
mircea_popescu: aha.
mircea_popescu: it's just... look, i guess a preoccupation with gravestones and old musty writs and whatall else is to some degree a professional deformation / professionalized mental issue. but nevertheless, consider : slashdot. fucking slashdot, yes, the people who named the site so that lamers couldn't tell it each other over the phone, calling each other from the video store (which, face it, early ,com internet was 100% videostore cle
mircea_popescu: rks)
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this is moar 'life cycle of fruit fly' than 'ancient stones' imho
mircea_popescu: sells in the end for 1,5mn or some shit. that site fucking owned the internet before altavista could return a search page on "google"
mircea_popescu: gigaom, this "big deal" specialist/experiencialist/entrepreneur/moasa-sa pe gheata.
mircea_popescu: just went away. arianna huffington, right, "mover and shaker", america's most politially influential whatever the fuck dumb cunt, right /
mircea_popescu: all these big deals were here at some point. at some point in my lifetime. frankly, it doesn't seem so much earlier than today's breakfast.
mircea_popescu: tons and tons of fruit flies with driveways and car payments, pretending to granite gravestones and "a normal life". THEY'RE FUCKING FLIES.
mircea_popescu: as per hanbot's http://trilema.com/2013/of-men-and-mice/#selection-213.79-213.92
mircea_popescu: http://legendsofpersia.com << wants 20 bucks on steam, meanwhile cant' afford a mysql install.
mircea_popescu: they've gotten cheeky btw, i recall the furore when blizzard dared break the tacit "no game shall cost over 19.95". by now ? 80 euros (ie, aboyut a benjie).
mircea_popescu: doesn't seem a bridge too far for plenty of these.
mircea_popescu: how the fuck are they gonna make a game worth half a 32 inch monitor is anyone's fucking guess.
mircea_popescu: https://www.sosgame.com/ << other sduch lulz. "We are saddened to share that SOS and SOS: Classic has been permanently shut down. However you can use this website to play free Slot Games and win $25 per day by simply spending time on this website. [...] Free slots were created as a consequence of a growing need of the market to play slots..."
mircea_popescu: for the record, there is NO MARKET and absolutely no fucking need for slots games/machines/whatever. they're the contemporary equivalent of buggy whips
mircea_popescu: item existed at a certain point because from one hand technology sucked just enough to be able to make that kinda blinkenlichten box but no better ; and from the other hand because country bumpkin were just bored enough at home on the farm to find the box entertaining.
mircea_popescu: neither premises are any longer true, the slots "market" is like the disco pants / 70s hairdos market.
asciilifeform: evidently 'satoshi dice' dead, but the 9000 clones -- notyet
asciilifeform: there's a reason these figure prominently in spamola of erry type, tho, hard to picture anyone with two working neurons playing
mircea_popescu: idiot vegas, followed the http://btcbase.org/log/2019-06-06#1917455 blueprint to the t : replaced the "expensive to run" games, the poker with its cigars and the craps with the whores and the hustlers with slots. ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-06-06 07:21 mircea_popescu: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-06-05#1917393 << then briefly thereafter, fold altogether, once ebay figures them out.
mircea_popescu: "oh, we're making so much money now [burning down the oilfields]". lasted for what, ten-fifteen years, now it's fucking dead.
mircea_popescu: "oh, but we moved to asia". yeah, great fucking plan.
asciilifeform: of all the things that decayed from 'expensive to run' to 'casual monkey drops coin in slot', imho gambling is the least surprising
asciilifeform: elementarily moar poor idjits interested in the basic proposition than non-idjits
mircea_popescu: this is not so. gambling in the old style, along with prostitution and not listening to your parents were traditionally important pillars of republic.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu iirc had a piece re why poker , how it was a social circle thing for the rich, and then not. so, unsurprise, coin machines
asciilifeform: right , was described in ^
asciilifeform: but then somehow went away, leaving the straight 'dice ops'
mircea_popescu: well, "fighting corruption", right ? uppity dweebs, went into poker room to dump their edgecase links.
asciilifeform: for all i know, the actual elites still play poker just like in 19th c, in closed room. while in vegas the 'aspirational' morons 'us, too'
mircea_popescu: in other lulz : apparently cca 2016 steam had a "run windows titles under linux" thing.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile, died and buried.
asciilifeform: i dun expect the latter have any bidirectional connection to the former, any moar than the rats which eat mircea_popescu's leftovers in dumpster, have any effect on mircea_popescu's kitchen per se
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: it did, i even got 'portal' to run at one pt
asciilifeform: unsurprised that it died
mircea_popescu: i imagine it was a major loss leader
asciilifeform: i suspect it was a 'techie' 'wouldn't it be 13337 if we...' featurism
asciilifeform: these live for as long as the maintainer feels like maintaining, on his lunch breaks
asciilifeform bbl:meat
BingoBoingo: In old country news, flood waters are approaching 1993 levels, but no one has managed to break anyone else's walls though some enterprising urban youth tried to wash out their town
mircea_popescu: meanwhile, in "decay of sanity under pressure from the organized & militant ustards" : http://archive.is/3j1pW#selection-605.112-605.216 ☟︎☟︎
mircea_popescu: note that the process ~has been slow~
mircea_popescu: but if we live in a shit world today, it's in no small part because ~everyone has neglected to crush bitchslap the provincialist lobby lo these many decades.
mircea_popescu: in other news, the russkis apparently made a vampire-succubus-orc mod for king's bounty while nobody was looking. ☟︎
mircea_popescu is well lost to reason.
hanbot: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-06-08#1917763 << haha check out the scare-quotes on supposedly sacred institution: Publishers in Japan argue that the graphic depiction of underage boys and girls having sexual relations in manga doesn’t necessarily exploit real children, and that such a move would infringe on someone’s “freedom of expression.” ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-06-08 10:53 mircea_popescu: meanwhile, in "decay of sanity under pressure from the organized & militant ustards" : http://archive.is/3j1pW#selection-605.112-605.216
mircea_popescu: it's been the pantsuit kick for the past few years, "hurr durr nignogs matter, herp derp freedoms dont"
hanbot: sure. i'm used to seeing freedom used on slavemaker apparati like stickers proclaiming some homeopathic garbage is detoxifying or whatever, though. FREEDOM!!1 Eat it and live forever, pleb! rare to see it approached like the foreign, dead carcass i suppose it actually has become, like this, poked with a stick from a distance, "freedom of expression".
mircea_popescu: ya well.
mircea_popescu: as anil dash would no doubt wish to know, "are you even familiar with the redemption cycles in that culture".
auctionbot: Buy order # 1048: 500 WFF, WU esta bien Heard: 75mn from Mocky outbidding PeterL. Ending: 2019-06-09 12:19:30.974170 UTC (34 hours 12 mins)
mircea_popescu: meanwhile in sad lulz, the http://btcbase.org/log/2019-06-08#1917766 item most eminently does not live up to the legacy of the name ; there's none of that exquisite attention to detail that made the original. the dialogue's terrible, both in conception as implementation, the maps are shoddily made... ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-06-08 11:49 mircea_popescu: in other news, the russkis apparently made a vampire-succubus-orc mod for king's bounty while nobody was looking.
mircea_popescu: such a pity.
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mircea_popescu: !!rated cnomad
deedbot: mircea_popescu rated cnomad 1 at 2018/06/12 21:46:46 << dood either ran off with my boards or else produced an image of some sort ; we don't know the future yet
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BingoBoingo: !Xview 1048
auctionbot: Buy order # 1048: 500 WFF, WU esta bien Opening: 154mn ecu Leading Bid: 75mn ecu Ending: 2019-06-09 12:19:30.974170 UTC (31 hours 58 mins)
BingoBoingo: !Xview 1049
auctionbot: Buy order # 1049: 2835 WFF, Wire Only Opening: 400mn ecu Leading Bid: 390mn ecu Ending: 2019-06-09 12:19:43.167056 UTC (31 hours 58 mins)
asciilifeform: RIP davout
mircea_popescu: ikr.
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/06/conde-nast-pantsuitist-and-microsoft-and-mpex-beat-blogger-peter-drpizza-bright-arrested-in-us-for-enticing-minors-to-sex/ << Qntra -- Conde Nast Pantsuitist And Microsoft And MPEx Beat Blogger Peter "DrPizza" Bright Arrested In US For Enticing Minors To Sex
BingoBoingo: ^ Related to http://btcbase.org/log/2019-06-08#1917763 Pantsuitist promotes decay while engaging in Pantsuitist child fucking network because XY Pantsuit is http://trilema.com/2016/the-pedoepiphany/ ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-06-08 10:53 mircea_popescu: meanwhile, in "decay of sanity under pressure from the organized & militant ustards" : http://archive.is/3j1pW#selection-605.112-605.216
billymg: hi all, i've been quite busy but was still keeping up with the logs
mircea_popescu: wb
billymg: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-27#1915601 << fwiw could not reproduce ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-27 21:35 diana_coman: in other stepping-in-all-the-holes : it seems I found a fail-mode of mp-wp browser interface namely if one pastes the content of a post first and only then (possibly after it rushes to quick save it or whatevers) the title, it fails miserably as it apparently tries to save it with title "" (notwithstanding that no, it should not, there is actually a title to it)
feedbot: http://thewhet.net/2019/06/a-thermo-rental-odyssey/ << The Whet -- A Thermo-Rental Odyssey
billymg: tried a few different ways, letting it auto-save with no title, explicitly saving with no title, both of those with a space only: " "
billymg: always seems to save with the post id as expected
billymg: hiya mp, ty
billymg: i slapped some parts together for my fx build, and was able to confirm that this particular asrock board does not support ecc ram https://archive.is/CFyzn (for any readers using lulazon and looking for an am3+ mobo)
billymg: ordered one of these (gigabyte) to test since comments in the reviews seem to confirm it will eat ecc sticks https://archive.is/6aNW9
billymg: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-05-13#1913031 << something i'm thinking a lot about as well ☝︎☟︎
a111: Logged on 2019-05-13 17:54 lobbes: I've been doing some hard thinking lately, about what I want in life, and about how I'm way too content with my current living situation in the reich. The problem is that man can indeed be content ~anywhere. Nevertheless, I find myself being sucked closer and closer to the intake of the mass chumpatron. My time, my money, my sanity, slowly but surely slipping away with each day
billymg: in my current situation, there is not enough leftover energy for the tasks i'd like to be doing. this could be helped by transferring to a less demanding galley but my current thinking is to do my time, save resources, and then make it a clean break
mircea_popescu: could work.
mircea_popescu: meanwhile, pillars of eternity is a great baldur-like i never knew about.
billymg: well it either works or i get shot while escaping ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-08-22 14:23 asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: fwiw they always Officially print 'when crossing the border' (recall the ru d00d kidnapped 'in spain' etc.) it's the new 'shot while escape'.
billymg: but banking on it being all in my head ☝︎
a111: Logged on 2018-10-02 01:24 mircea_popescu: so you know, "usa is the powerfulest thing ever" "reheheally" / "oh, #metoo matters" "where ?" and so on ad infinitum.