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benkay: <mircea_popescu> because it makes it more difficult for the mediocres. // pardon? i thought reducing asymmetry made for more efficient markets.
mircea_popescu: if nobody publihes anything mr foreskinhead can continue to pretend like he's "advising" "clients".
mircea_popescu: so can lew rockwell.
mircea_popescu: so can keiser. you were here when the a/b trick was explained no ?
benkay: mhm, i'm familiar.
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2014/how-to-make-money-on-the-internet-while-pretending-you-know-what-youre-talking-about-and-accumulating-a-legion-of-mindless-followers-for-fun-and-profit/
assbot: How to make money on the Internet while pretending you know what you’re talking about and accumulating a legion of mindless followers - for fun and profit! pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
benkay: i also don't have anything to say about things anymore.
benkay: so diff goes up - so what.
mircea_popescu: it's a skill.
benkay: so price is highly volataile, so what.
mircea_popescu: lol when's the last time i said something about that.
benkay: i don't really care to put my life online either.
benkay: at one point, one of the side goals was to leave a hole in the internet when i got disappeared, but now i'm just working on getting out of dodge.
benkay: i figure -assets will notice, and that's all that really matters.
benkay: lol okay so dig this
benkay: the local art school - Pacific Northwest College of Smoking Cigarettes and Being a Hipster opened up a new dorm downtown with a neat little cafe in the bottom.
benkay: i stop in, figuring - hey, art school, coffee, wine, surely there will be some cuties around
benkay: but i guess the shit's too expensive for the students, as there's not a school-aged soul in the place during work hours
mircea_popescu: haha
mircea_popescu: so put up a poster : wanna hang out here but too hip to afford it ? call me.
benkay: lol not bad
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 28700 @ 0.00081915 = 23.5096 BTC [-] {3}
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [SCRYPT] 45 @ 0.01412781 = 0.6358 BTC [-] {5}
nubbins`: the weather's been really nice this week, and it has awakened a deep thirst
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 35 @ 0.03716272 = 1.3007 BTC [-] {7}
mircea_popescu: nudie beach ?
nubbins`: nah, just drinking a lot
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.EXCH] 31 @ 0.03079906 = 0.9548 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5578 @ 0.0008122 = 4.5305 BTC [-]
nubbins`: capelin are rolling now anyway, beaches are gross
nubbins`: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phL9yAfb9H8
assbot: Capelin Rolling - Newfoundland & Labrador - YouTube
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.SELL] 31 @ 0.0175 = 0.5425 BTC [-] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12972 @ 0.00081495 = 10.5715 BTC [+] {2}
benkay: http://lafalafu.com/krc/privilege.html
assbot: The Male Programmer Privilege Checklist
bitstein: Hilarious
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 14078 @ 0.00081372 = 11.4556 BTC [-] {2}
asciilifeform: i guess i gotta break down and read this book now << never read it before!? epic porn!
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: can't afford security detail ? stfu, do something else with your time. bitcoin is not for you << alternatively, be boring. (works for me so far)
mircea_popescu: so here's a business idea : go by hospitals with trauma centers, buy amputated parts off amputees in order to cure the skin and make real human skin items
mircea_popescu: such as i dunno, bikinis. and lampshades.
mircea_popescu: !up GunPlay
mircea_popescu: GunPlay you're not some sort of deranged pua are you ?
asciilifeform: http://www.humanleather.co.uk << almost
assbot: Human Leather Exclusive Products - Exquisite Wallets, Belts, Shoes
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform always been too lazy
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Most amputees around here any more... Tend to be amputees because of conditions manifesting in the skin.
GunPlay: haha pick up artist?
mircea_popescu: nm that dude was gunwitch
asciilifeform owns a briefcase full of various tweezers, can pick up anything!
GunPlay: lol
GunPlay: my nick comes from playing first person shooters a lot back in the day
mircea_popescu: "The freedom to apply for a job at your partner's workplace without worrying that others will think you only got the job because of your partner."
GunPlay: quake 1
mircea_popescu: what are these people, retarded ?
mircea_popescu: "Telling someone to RTFM without being accused of PMS." this is, incidentally, older than all those involved.
mircea_popescu: pretty sure it survives intact since the old codex.
benkay: old codex?
asciilifeform: s/codex/testament ?
benkay: ah yes "go to the back of the column until you're fit to associate with humans again"
mircea_popescu: nono the jargon file
asciilifeform: what are these people, retarded << not exactly. this crud is at least as old as 'poenitentiam agite.'
mircea_popescu: GunPlay wait, you're the guy mthreat mentioned ?
mircea_popescu: !s gnuplay
assbot: 0 results for 'gnuplay' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=gnuplay
mircea_popescu: ah no, danielpbarron yest.
benkay: asciilifeform: what's a good name for the statal organizations who encourage citizens to report each other for 'infractions'?
asciilifeform: benkay: different names, depending on the cultural flavour of the particular example
asciilifeform: benkay: just as a 'samurai' isn't quite the same animal as european 'knight,' a soviet стукач isn't entirely the same species as a new york 'stoolie' - etc.
asciilifeform: 'стукач' ~= 'one who knocks' (implication, on the 'right door')
mthreat: mircea_popescu: no that guy works at bitpay, it turns out
mircea_popescu: lol k
mircea_popescu: ;;prevdiff
gribble: 13462580114.5
GunPlay: mircea_popescu: naw, I don't know mthreat
mircea_popescu: ;;diff
gribble: 1.6818461371161112E10
BingoBoingo: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 308950 | Current Difficulty: 1.6818461371161112E10 | Next Difficulty At Block: 310463 | Next Difficulty In: 1513 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 week, 4 days, 2 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: 15773777899.9 | Estimated Percent Change: -6.21153
GunPlay: danielpbarron suggested I join this channel and learn about Bitcoin via mostly experts
GunPlay: good stuff, I'll just lurk for a while I suppose :-)
BingoBoingo: GunPlay: That doesn't hurt, but also throwing things out in the channel can be productive
BingoBoingo: Jobs that exist: Corn thing edition http://sidespin.kinja.com/terrible-jobs-ive-had-detasseling-886639615?utm_source=recirculation&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=wednesdayPM
assbot: Terrible Jobs I've Had: Detasseling
mircea_popescu: http://38.media.tumblr.com/0ec79cc9c0f2a0fc8e28741a062e3f36/tumblr_mf37luSEjK1rnk53bo1_500.jpg
mircea_popescu: there, i've thrown out a very unfortunate young lady.
asciilifeform: why unfortunate
mircea_popescu: http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbacaga38b1r3grd2o1_500.jpg
mircea_popescu: compare and contrast.
benkay: GunPlay: per BingoBoingo's comment above, being wrong is not a crime here. refusing to listen to reason, though...
GunPlay: benkay: haha, that makes sense
mike_c: %p
atcbot: [CoinMiner Hashrate]: 0.02 TH/s [PityThePool Hashrate]: 14243.64 GH/s
GunPlay: well, I mention to danielpbarron that I was interesting in people doing Bitcoin projects
GunPlay: new ideas, implementations, products, both free or not
GunPlay: sorry for the misspellings, meant to say interested
GunPlay: daniel said I should hang out here
GunPlay: that a lot of you guys are driving Bitcoin development in some way, whether directly or through community
mircea_popescu: ;;topic
gribble: http://bitcoin-assets.com || http://log.bitcoin-assets.com || http://bash.bitcoin-assets.com || http://blogs.bitcoin-assets.com
BingoBoingo: GunPlay: The occasional spelling or grammar slip is fine. I'm drunk here occasionally.
mircea_popescu: lot of good stuff in the logs GunPlay
GunPlay: ah, cool, I'll check 'em out
mircea_popescu: !s coinfront
assbot: 4 results for 'coinfront' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=coinfront
mircea_popescu: o those derps. mkay.
GunPlay: BingoBoingo: I look forward to your drunken rants ;-)
BingoBoingo: There's plenty in the logs
GunPlay: lol
BingoBoingo: Also on the blog
[]bot: Bet created: "BTC price to rise above 1oz of gold " http://bitbet.us/bet/976/
[]bot: Bet created: "BTC price to rise above 1oz of gold before November" http://bitbet.us/bet/977/
mircea_popescu: ;;rated dooglus
gribble: You rated user dooglus on Mon Apr 22 15:22:55 2013, with a rating of 2, and supplied these additional notes: Does useful things..
[]bot: Bet created: "Bond Bubble Bursts" http://bitbet.us/bet/978/
mircea_popescu: ;;rate dooglus 3 Truly a pillar of the community.
gribble: Rating entry successful. Your rating for user dooglus has changed from 2 to 3.
[]bot: Bet created: "Japanese Government Bond Bubble Bursts" http://bitbet.us/bet/979/
[]bot: Bet created: "Bitcoin incremental difficulty to increase by 9B or more" http://bitbet.us/bet/980/
benkay: no community, only capitalism.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 47712 @ 0.00081656 = 38.9597 BTC [+] {4}
BingoBoingo: %d
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 511511.43 Est. Next Diff: 600351.50 in 355 blocks (#38304) Est. % Change: 17.37
mike_c: gotta love that stabilization :)
mircea_popescu: lol
BingoBoingo: %t
atcbot: [X-BT] Bid: 199 Ask: 272 Last Price: 199 24h-Vol: 787k High: 340 Low: 199 VWAP: 286
BingoBoingo: Is this "stabilization" going to happen after every time I make a monthly statement?
mike_c: pool hoppers are subscribed to your blog rss
mircea_popescu: lol
BingoBoingo: Watch the difficulty drop mid month, because It's been too long since I made a statement
BingoBoingo: %ob
atcbot: 18k@310 11k@275 19k@272 | 898k@199 500k@151 175k@142
BingoBoingo: https://atc.waroflife.com/gow/11/ << I wonder if extinction might happen this round
assbot: War of Life - Cellular automaton to the death!
mike_c: catch a falling dagger and you could make out
BingoBoingo: I just wonder if some Life bagholder is going to start bombing like hell
mike_c: hehe. after you go to sleep of course
mike_c: ouch, it's a blood bath on the life side
BingoBoingo: Well, the first random and first paid bombs really set the tone
mike_c: game's been going for 14 hours.. "expected" time for this # of frames is 49 hours. speed WoL!
BingoBoingo: Indeed
kyuupichan: mircea_popescu: "Amazon also will capitulate. Rejection reason: Consider submitting with paid wager."
kyuupichan: I did submit a paid wager, and you refunded it. I assume you mean you want a bigger one?
kyuupichan: Twas 0.1 BTC.
BingoBoingo: The prolly wanted a bigger one seeing how little traction that sort of proposition gets on its own
nubbins`: ^
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 14 @ 0.03881338 = 0.5434 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19300 @ 0.00081657 = 15.7598 BTC [+] {2}
moiety: mew
moiety: didja miss me?
justusranvier: https://twitter.com/altcoin_borat
assbot: Altcoin Borat (altcoin_borat) auf Twitter
BingoBoingo: moiety: Some shit site is ripping off the trend http://offbeat.topix.com/story/12832
assbot: This Cat Makes The Best Faces In The Whole Wide World.
moiety: BingoBoingo: doyou have any news for me?
BingoBoingo: moiety: No new news yet. Which isn't a bad thing
moiety: can i just say i do no. 8 regularly
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3850 @ 0.00081375 = 3.1329 BTC [+]
moiety: no no not a bad thing at all. means they havent delievered the bad news to the otherws yet :D
moiety: can i also sat no 9. is my usual dau to day face lol
moiety: say*
BingoBoingo: lol
danielpbarron: hi, GunPlay
bloctoc: Yellen is turning out to be very good for bitcoin indeed!
bloctoc: Satoshi/Yellen for president
nubbins`: jannit yellin
bloctoc: Draper in Financial Times. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c2b48d2c-01ec-11e4-bb71-00144feab7de.html#axzz36NGFo5Ls
assbot: Financial Times | Error | Akamai Error
moiety: BingoBoingo: has there been any other news... i see nothing other than the usual he said, she said derpiness
BingoBoingo: Not really
moiety: oh and can we play chess? (quite drunk - determined to beat you)
BingoBoingo: K, let me set up a board
moiety: omg really? now? you did not say yes... im getting a board ready just in case
BingoBoingo: moiety: Wait there was a sie wasn't there
BingoBoingo: moiety: Remembered http://www.chess.com was a thing so we dun fill the logs up
assbot: Play Chess Online - Free Chess Games at Chess.com
BingoBoingo mixes another drink
BingoBoingo: !up Pasha
moiety: yaya k so whats the level of drunk 0-10?
moiety: level of drunk of the BingoBoingo i mean
BingoBoingo: Prolly a 4
moiety: ah fuck.... k .... be kind then
BingoBoingo: Coul be 6 by the end of the game
moiety: BB: why is it telling me every move i make is illegal
BingoBoingo: moiety: That's a good question
BingoBoingo: What sort of thing were we playing on again?
moiety: lol
moiety: chess?
BingoBoingo: K, are we using the website?
moiety: but any move i make it says its illegal
BingoBoingo: moiety: Are we on the same site?
moiety: yeah i went to the link you gave
moiety: says you challenged me
BingoBoingo: Maybe you have to accept the invitation to the game or something?
moiety: yeah i do that and get to the game no bother
BingoBoingo: Hmmm. moiety Maybe start another game and invire me this time? Maybe this site is jsut retarded
BingoBoingo: moiety: Seems to maybe be working now.
moiety: o no im just being dumb, think thats me in the game now
moiety: aye
moiety: jesus this is ultra fancy compared to our last board
BingoBoingo: Ah
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9850 @ 0.00081375 = 8.0154 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 34500 @ 0.00081375 = 28.0744 BTC [+] {2}
BingoBoingo: %t
atcbot: [X-BT] Bid: 200 Ask: 272 Last Price: 199 24h-Vol: 205k High: 340 Low: 199 VWAP: 294
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2700 @ 0.0008144 = 2.1989 BTC [+]
moiety: i swear you have extra bits than i do when we begin a game BingoBoingo
BingoBoingo: moiety: Well, anyone who bet life in WoL this round is prolly swearing moar
moiety: aha!
moiety: did you just take one of my bits?
BingoBoingo: Yup
moiety: i knew it!
BingoBoingo: And another
moiety: get back you
moiety: omg
BingoBoingo: moiety: You know... at some point you can start taking stuff too
moiety: ach weesht! I'm trying!
BingoBoingo: moiety: Nao you have to take a piece
moiety: i did ..i did!!!!
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18400 @ 0.00081284 = 14.9563 BTC [-]
BingoBoingo: There you go. You're scottish. You dun have to be English sort of polite
moiety: shall i send you a "take me nao" tshirt?
BingoBoingo: Maybe?
BingoBoingo: moiety: After this game Imma get drunker and you're going to need to show aggression in the next game
moiety: how have you got a manny down on my homne row
BingoBoingo: !up ericmuyser
BingoBoingo: moiety: Quite a few... You know sometimes you can move them out of the way (you can also flip the board to see what I see)
moiety: oh aye i just found the board flipping things.... i can move them out of the way?!
BingoBoingo: Well, when its your tune to move if I've threatened something... moving it to safety is an option
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.SELL] 32 @ 0.01702034 = 0.5447 BTC [-] {8}
BingoBoingo: http://www.earthtouchnews.com/media/179015/06_02_2014_manul_Pallass-cat_1_GalleryLarge.jpg
mircea_popescu: kyuupichan yeah, generally those sorts of bets struggle to even cross 1 btc total.
mircea_popescu: nobody really seems to care, see http://bitbet.us/bet/805/newegg-to-accept-btc-in-2014/
assbot: BitBet - Newegg to accept BTC in 2014 :: 0.07 B (50%) on Yes, 0.07 B (50%) on No | closed 3 hours 36 minutes ago
benkay: where is the search engine i type in "thing i want".pdf and it gives it to me?
mircea_popescu: also, http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m72aglvFpd1rosrwvo1_500.jpg
mircea_popescu: !up Cory
benkay: nom
mircea_popescu: benkay free independant woman ftw.
benkay: schroeder's buffet bio's decentish
mircea_popescu: moiety so how goes ?
moiety: mircea_popescu: hello! so happy to finally have non intermittent interwebs (arrived today), nothing exciting. how are you?
mircea_popescu: pretty good
mircea_popescu: discovering how ba actually looks a lot like san diego
mircea_popescu: i think they have a complex.
moiety: i missed you all!
moiety: san diego?
mircea_popescu: ya
cazalla: heh won knc bet, who would've thought
moiety: BingoBoingo: offs.. srs? i have like no bits left!
mircea_popescu: http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3u4g9XCRH1qfslojo1_500.jpg
BingoBoingo: moiety: Well you could resign or offer a draw and try again next game
moiety: "which of these chicks has a natural tan?!"
moiety: noooooooooooo BingoBoingo i shall lose squarely tyvm!
mircea_popescu: moiety they all look kinda natural no ?
moiety: my point exactly mircea_popescu :P
BingoBoingo: moiety: In that case you need to lose more bits this game so you protect them more ferverently next
mircea_popescu: hehe
mircea_popescu: kinda lanky awkward central.
moiety: but nipples.... so... eh?
mircea_popescu: lol brits and their eh
mircea_popescu: universal key of language, eh ?
moiety: eh
moiety nods
BingoBoingo: rolfbbqomg
mircea_popescu: bbqeh.
mircea_popescu: con queso.
BingoBoingo: %d
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 511511.43 Est. Next Diff: 626104.23 in 254 blocks (#38304) Est. % Change: 22.40
BingoBoingo: %t
atcbot: [X-BT] Bid: 200 Ask: 272 Last Price: 199 24h-Vol: 204k High: 340 Low: 199 VWAP: 295
BingoBoingo: %ob
atcbot: 18k@310 11k@275 19k@272 | 51k@200 898k@199 500k@151
mircea_popescu: ;;calc (2.67295072 - 2.24502432) / 272079.90524245
gribble: 1.57279678416e-06
mircea_popescu: that's pretty good innit.
BingoBoingo: Looka like it
mircea_popescu: cool.
mircea_popescu: this entire reporting business i tell you... it's getting pretty thick.
BingoBoingo: Yeah
BingoBoingo: Soon, most of your month will be consumed by statements
mircea_popescu: almost done with mpif not even halfway there.
mircea_popescu: ya lol
moiety: BingoBoingo: have you got me in a point where i cant move?
mircea_popescu: what's this, impregnation chess ?
BingoBoingo: moiety: You have to move your king, because check
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Not atm that I'm aware of
moiety: fucking better not be
moiety: ok i did something, no idea what but it was the only thing i could move
BingoBoingo: Well, it happens
BingoBoingo: You can take a thing nao at least?
moiety: i did.... but i think it wasn't the best move to make... but im struggling cus, well, you know, you have ALL THE REST!
BingoBoingo: moiety: Well, now you know why you need to retaliate when I take your pieces
moiety: ya, moseying across the board doesnt cut it any more
BingoBoingo: Well, life is far more precarious than it was this point last round in the other game https://atc.waroflife.com/gow/11/
assbot: War of Life - Cellular automaton to the death!
penguirker: New blog post: http://thewhet.net/2014/line-betting-on-bitbet-june-2014/
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 6687 @ 0.0008143 = 5.4452 BTC [+]
BingoBoingo: moiety: GG ☟︎
moiety: wait
moiety: how
moiety: wut
moiety: fuck
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell mike_c http://trilema.com/2014/fmpif-june-2014-statement/ some adjustments to btcalpha required.
assbot: F.MPIF, June 2014 Statement pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
gribble: The operation succeeded.
moiety: thank you for being patient BingoBoingo
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 9059 @ 0.0008143 = 7.3767 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: 0.00021760 vs 0.00021734 tho so quite close.
BingoBoingo: moiety: You're welcome
moiety: sorry i don't give such a good game, I will some day. i promise you that!
moiety: !up RagnarDanneskjol
BingoBoingo: moiety: Well, you can give it a go as white nao
moiety: :D
moiety: BingoBoingo: i have no idea why i just did that last one ok... it just /is/
BingoBoingo: Well, things...
BingoBoingo: just sort do what they do
penguirker: New blog post: http://trilema.com/2014/fmpif-june-2014-statement/
BingoBoingo: moiety: Good game
moiety: wut? already? i thought i was doing better this time!
BingoBoingo: moiety: Well, you kept more bits, but... You kind forgot to protect the important one.
moiety: ya.. i'm not quite at the stage of thinking ahead to what you will do next. i don't quite see how to protect that back bit without moving folk out
BingoBoingo: Well, you've to to worry about the center of the board a bit more. Rooks are fun when you get them out, but... Early in the game they really dun have anywhere to go
moiety: my strategy so far as to: make a gap and then destroy all i can with the queen. sometimes this works sometimes it really doesnt
moiety: you always move your horse dudes pretty early. i must think about them more
BingoBoingo: Well, queen can get took too.
moiety: i like her cus shes pretty bi and can go loads of ways though
BingoBoingo: Horses are really dangerous early in the game because they can jump over the junk clogging things up
moiety: can they jump over anything?
BingoBoingo: Well, as long as they have a spot to land on
BingoBoingo: %p
atcbot: [CoinMiner Hashrate]: 0.02 TH/s [PityThePool Hashrate]: 12504.27 GH/s
moiety: dude, how do you leap across the board like that -_-
moiety: you won already
moiety: duuuuude
BingoBoingo: Well, practice
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15200 @ 0.00081604 = 12.4038 BTC [+] {2}
moiety: i'll play you and win one day, BingoBoingo
BingoBoingo: moiety: Of course
moiety: if you could feign some form of "oh well i really didn't see that coming" that would be fabulous
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15100 @ 0.00081374 = 12.2875 BTC [-] {3}
moiety: did you see bill gates play the current world grand master? lost in under two minutes i think
BingoBoingo: moiety: Yeah I saw the Bill gates thing. Maybe soon I'll be able to do the feigning as you requested, but... drunk
BingoBoingo: %tslb
atcbot: 0 minutes and 0 seconds ago (right now!)
BingoBoingo: %diff
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 511511.43 Est. Next Diff: 635112.62 in 215 blocks (#38304) Est. % Change: 24.16
punkman: BingoBoingo: I see the bombing paid off
BingoBoingo: punkman: Early on, now it seems simply that life is the biggest hazard to itself
punkman: the game's going faster than usual eh
BingoBoingo: Well, ATC is goig faster than usual
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 42000 @ 0.00081791 = 34.3522 BTC [+] {4}
moiety: BingoBoingo: is it very boring to play people that aren't at your level?
kyuupichan: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 308992 | Current Difficulty: 1.6818461371161112E10 | Next Difficulty At Block: 310463 | Next Difficulty In: 1471 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 week, 2 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes, and 36 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: 16057522539.0 | Estimated Percent Change: -4.52443
kyuupichan: I'll be stunned if we get a diff fall this period, but we're well on course for it
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 5 @ 0.18175107 = 0.9088 BTC [-] {3}
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.SELL] 50 @ 0.017 = 0.85 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 40050 @ 0.00081926 = 32.8114 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 6 @ 0.181751 = 1.0905 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 1450 @ 0.00082106 = 1.1905 BTC [+] {2}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5758 @ 0.00082138 = 4.7295 BTC [+]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 14300 @ 0.00082138 = 11.7457 BTC [+]
jurov: ;;calc 2186753/186753
gribble: 11.7093326479
jurov: er
jurov: ;;calc 475.281614687/2186753
gribble: 0.000217345815777
jurov: ;;calc 475.281614687/2186753*1.01
gribble: 0.000219519273934
jurov: ;;calc 475.281614687/2186753/1.01
gribble: 0.000215193877007
jurov: !mpif
assbot: BtcAlpha.com F.MPIF Tracker estimated NAV per share: 0.00021760 BTC (Total: 435.21 BTC). Last trade for F.MPIF on MPEX was at 0.00023849 BTC [+]
pankkake: http://bitbet.us/bet/871/bitcoin-difficulty-to-fall-in-2014/?ref=1Eck6cgGzEb9N42CFhcsCBQhZQStoJbHRK - still, no one bets Yes
assbot: BitBet - Bitcoin difficulty to fall in 2014 :: 1.3 B (35%) on Yes, 2.44 B (65%) on No | closing in 5 months 2 weeks | weight: 83`555 (100`000 to 1)
jurov: mike_c ^^ quite a diference from the report
jurov: *monthly report
jurov: i take it back, actually not
jurov: should have bfast and coffee first
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7800 @ 0.00081961 = 6.393 BTC [-]
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 12600 @ 0.00081921 = 10.322 BTC [-] {2}
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 40 @ 0.03710885 = 1.4844 BTC [-] {9}
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 10 @ 0.18749994 = 1.875 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5000 @ 0.0008214 = 4.107 BTC [+] {2}
Naphex: davout: grats on merchant feat
punkman: best time to move house: noon with 30 C under shade
jurov: you live in trailer?
punkman: nah
chetty: you can't make this shit up - http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/no_author/high-schooler-says-he-will-commit-suicide/
assbot: High Schooler Says He Will Commit Suicide – LewRockwell.com
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 50 @ 0.19416553 = 9.7083 BTC [+] {8}
bitcoinpete: ;;later tell mircea_popescu http://trilema.com/2014/fmpif-june-2014-statement/#footnote_0_55383 << please to note Government of "Canada"
assbot: F.MPIF, June 2014 Statement pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
gribble: The operation succeeded.
bitcoinpete: https://twitter.com/bitcoinpete/status/484478125087010816
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bitcoinpete: Dear Sam Lee...
bitcoinpete: http://tr.eecs.ucf.edu/78/
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pankkake: ;;ud thunderclap
gribble: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=thunderclap | A thunderclap is the sound of a scrotum slapping against the body when going balls-deep.
bitcoinpete: lol
pankkake: http://www.coindesk.com/overstock-dangles-rewards-bitcoin-friendly-vendors/ actually, overstock might end up being a bitcoin business
assbot: Overstock Dangles Rewards For Bitcoin-Friendly Vendors
pankkake: if it's what I understand (being paid bitcoins not fiat)
kakobrekla: http://shrani.si/f/2L/xi/lRh7miy/customer.png
kakobrekla: people.
bitcoinpete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuVuEz0S16c << germanz keeping busy!
assbot: Premium PLUS Parken am Dsseldorf Airport - YouTube
bitcoinpete: ok, off to the golf course
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 7 @ 0.20071416 = 1.405 BTC [+] {3}
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 3 @ 0.2051 = 0.6153 BTC [+]
ThickAsThieves: <+kakobrekla> http://shrani.si/f/2L/xi/lRh7miy/customer.png /// lol
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 44520 @ 0.00081588 = 36.323 BTC [-] {3}
kakobrekla: wait theres more
kakobrekla: cont: http://shrani.si/f/1p/9k/1VTNwcQ8/customercont.png
pankkake: LOL
Namworld: So what's the issue? Delay is like in FAQ like first question? I think I recall reading it once. Pretty sure there was mention for unresolvable bets somewhere in there.
kakobrekla: dafuq do i know
kakobrekla: he just needs to wait for the mods to do their thing
ThickAsThieves: i imagine a clearer answer could be, it will resolve when the results of the open FOIA requests are responded to
kakobrekla: is what i have been trying to tell him anyway.
kakobrekla: yeah but then theres no fun
ThickAsThieves: indeed
Namworld: Ah yes, there's the FAQ answer. Doesn't specify a definite time limit, but it does mention it.
kakobrekla: look im just the support keeping the customers busy while bets are getting resolved dont look at me!
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 2630 @ 0.00081403 = 2.1409 BTC [-]
pankkake: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/07/03/136231/goldman-sachs-demands-google-unsend-one-of-its-e-mails
assbot: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails - Slashdot
chetty: you know I wonder if these people that go on about various online bets argue with dealers at the blackjack table?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 5070 @ 0.00081698 = 4.1421 BTC [+]
punkman: chetty, you argue with the dealer, you get thrown out of the casino. You argue with bitbet, you get entertaining emails.
kakobrekla: the conclusion, bitbet is delaying payments so they earn the big interest sitting on huge (over 3btc) balance
kakobrekla: http://shrani.si/f/2K/bl/3DJJzKcn/customerconclusion.png
mircea_popescu: kakobrekla eh tell them to get bent.
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell bitcoinpete huh ?
gribble: The operation succeeded.
asciilifeform: kakobrekla: betcha this fellow is american. over here, they'll bring a mostly empty bottle of vodka to the shop, say 'i didn't like it', get money back.
kakobrekla: lol
mircea_popescu: actually no, let's fix the incentive structure.
mircea_popescu: kakobrekla tell them that you've brought the matter to my attention, and i said that if i hear about this again i will not pay on that bet until august 3rd no matter what happens. then ask him if he wants to bring the matter to my attention again. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: ;et'
mircea_popescu: let's see what happens.
mircea_popescu: !up Vallance
kakobrekla: mp, nowai cause this can end only end badly.
kakobrekla: :P
mircea_popescu: lol right.
mircea_popescu: hey, im willing to go to february 3rd 2015 after that. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform yeah. this because 50 years ago it was actually worth your while as a shop keeper to make them happy, because they were diligent hard working sorts of people.
mircea_popescu: nowadays...
pankkake: didn't he think that the info would not be available quickly when he bet?
pankkake: that's why I didn't bet, actually, I'm surprised it was approved without a resolution source in the first place
mircea_popescu: pankkake but whatever he thought then, right ? i mean suppose a girl invites him over and he THINKS it's for to fuck.
mircea_popescu: then the girl just gives him tea. what now, does he throw a fit, rolling on the floor, snot everywhere ?
mircea_popescu: cause it wouldn't surprise me.
pankkake: I'm more like George, girl invites me over to fuck, but I just drink the tea
chetty: no, he tries to rape her, cause thats his right, otherwise he is a victim of tea
asciilifeform: !s trilema copilul anal
assbot: 0 results for 'trilema copilul anal' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=trilema+copilul+anal
mircea_popescu: chetty i k r ?
asciilifeform: damnit
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform sheit, your depth of wisdom astounds me.
mircea_popescu: ;;google copilul anal
asciilifeform: http://trilema.com/2011/copilul-anal
assbot: Copilul anal pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
gribble: Parents banned from naming baby WikiLeaks after officials ruled it ...: <http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/parents-banned-from-calling-baby-wikileaks-after-court-ruled-name-was-potentially-harmful-9239564.html>; Anus music music - Listen free at Last.fm: <http://www.last.fm/tag/anus+music>; Trilenciclopedia pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.: (1 more message)
mircea_popescu: weird, i get it first hit.
mike_c: !mpif
assbot: BtcAlpha.com F.MPIF Tracker estimated NAV per share: 0.00021734 BTC (Total: 475.28 BTC). Last trade for F.MPIF on MPEX was at 0.00023849 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: mike_c yay!
mike_c: who wants to be the btcalpha intern?
mircea_popescu: srsly.
mircea_popescu: who can one trust for the job tho ? maybe ask them directly.
mircea_popescu: kinda how i do it, if there';s people right on the brink of your wot as it were.
mircea_popescu: expand the bubble by eating the edges
mike_c: worth a shot.
mircea_popescu: just like bacterium do it. which, i've been thinking, is actually a very interesting situation. with the mechanics of bitcoin serving as a fundamental thermodynamics implementation, and the wot serving as a singalling space, ☟︎
mircea_popescu: we're basically playing a mega game of life : we've each got our own bacterium
mircea_popescu: and so far, trying to make it eat and grow
kakobrekla: what is the intern suppose to do
kakobrekla: except for internet
mircea_popescu: ;;later tell bugpowder http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=03-07-2014#741744 ☝︎
assbot: #bitcoin-assets log
gribble: The operation succeeded.
mike_c: get coffee and enter monthly updates.
mircea_popescu: check out the time piercing beauty of the log/later tell combo :D
mircea_popescu: mike_c usure not seeking 2nd wife ? that sounds like wife...
mike_c: work-wife
mike_c: ;;ud work wife
gribble: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=work%20wife | That person at work (same or opposite sex) that takes the place of your "at home" spouse while you are at work (no sexual relationship is part of t...
mircea_popescu: (no sexual relationship is part of either relationship)
mircea_popescu: there ud fify
pankkake: ;;ud secretary
gribble: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=secretary | secretary. A position filled by a female that has no other purpose except to perform specific duties for the boss or president of the company. ie: sucking, fucking, ...
mircea_popescu: eh. these people never ran an office.
mircea_popescu: generally speaking, the senior partner at a law firm will be fucking enraged if you manage to steal his secretary. he couldn't care less if half the junior "partners" leave.
mircea_popescu: the reason isn't that she's fucking him, but quite exactly the contrary : unlike all the junior schmucks, she isn't.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4618 @ 0.00081457 = 3.7617 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: !s mcgrath
assbot: 10 results for 'mcgrath' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=mcgrath
mircea_popescu: !s trampstamp
assbot: 3 results for 'trampstamp' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=trampstamp
mike_c: !s spy house jersey
assbot: 38 results for 'spy house jersey' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=spy+house+jersey
mike_c: only 38??
kakobrekla: lol again with the spyhouse
mike_c: i could've sworn we said it a 100 times yesterday
kakobrekla: maybe its not parsed yet
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 4 @ 0.202 = 0.808 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: da fuck is this jersey thing
ThickAsThieves: lolz https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=339417.msg7658308#msg7658308
assbot: [HAVELOCK] (HIF) Havelock Investments Fund
mthreat: kakobrekla: the cron was running once per day, I just updated it to run once per hour
jurov: TAT good one
kakobrekla: thats generous of you mthreat , thanks
mthreat: kakobrekla: np, it's very lightweight and fast.. we could make it real-time if we wanted, but probably not necessary
benkay: ;;later tell hanbot by choosing bets that, as best can be determined, will be open for around a month at the least. // learned that one myself heh
gribble: The operation succeeded.
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.MINE] [PAID] 1.69933066 BTC to 11`366 shares, 14951 satoshi per share
kakobrekla: i agree, although we started daily and it now is hourly, in a year, perhaps we will look for our next line on search
mircea_popescu: kakobrekla YOU HAD PROMISED ME MY LINES IN SEARCH
mircea_popescu: how long is this going to take!!
kakobrekla: i know email doesnt have a ban, but i think irc does?
mircea_popescu: https://ip.bitcointalk.org/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F51tx306hb%2FCapture.jpg&t=541&c=bf37IGAdaIoDqA << ahahha nice one ThickAsThieves
kakobrekla: lol
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: secretary << that wasn't about secretary. that was 'секретутка' - 'secretute'
mircea_popescu: lol sekretutka
asciilifeform: standard term. ask anyone.
mircea_popescu: but you see, that was mostly because of the ban on contraception.
mircea_popescu: people needed to get other people's wives in their harem.
mircea_popescu: hey lambchop, if you're reading this : i've had enough entertainment i'm willing to pay. pick any bitbet you want, i'll put 1 btc in your name on the side of your choice. lemme know.
asciilifeform: stalin died, condoms appeared, marriage as SOP didn't really start to sink till the '90s (ussr)
mircea_popescu: wait what ? that last bit ?
asciilifeform: people still saw it as 'the thing to do'
asciilifeform: culture dies slowly
mircea_popescu: o to sink. i read "sink in"
mircea_popescu: complete dissonance
asciilifeform: lol
mircea_popescu: i was like... what sort of tatar tribe from 1700 did this guy grow up with
benkay: mircea_popescu: who's lambchop?
mircea_popescu: the guy with the graph
mircea_popescu: tat linked his post above
benkay: hm
benkay: in other news, i'm looking at wireframes and user experience jibberjabber for a biggish home automation project
mircea_popescu: random factoid of the day : mongols used to call themselves "tata". the chinese called them daddy. that's the origin of the term, in all its permutations, big daddy and what have you.
jurov: lol sekretutka .. here sexretardka catched on instead
mircea_popescu: jurov does that also connote she's slow & thick ?
jurov: no, just pretty but retarded
mircea_popescu: well yes. both slow and thick mean dumb :). however, slow is a good fuck and thick a good ass, so...
mircea_popescu: trying my hand at this entire lyricism thing.
benkay: god save us all
jurov: benkay, save yourself
benkay: i'm already doomed
mp_as_god: no homo, bro.
mircea_popescu: actually
mp_as_god: how the fuck do you reg and add nicks again ?
benkay: eregister
kakobrekla: no, he wants /nickserv help
benkay: hurr services
mp_as_god: im such a noob ;/
jurov: /msg nickserv group mircea_popescu
jurov: oops wrong window
mircea_popescu: ty
BingoBoingo: moiety: ntrly
mircea_popescu: holy shit i own ##buttcoin
mircea_popescu: and #nude
mircea_popescu: ok this is pretty cool.
ThickAsThieves: Dow broke 17k
ThickAsThieves: champagne for all!
mircea_popescu: lol.
jurov: where are we in the 1930's script again?
ThickAsThieves: we blew past it! no chance of crash anymore1
chetty: Berkeley Requires Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients
BingoBoingo: <chetty> you know I wonder if these people that go on about various online bets argue with dealers at the blackjack table? << of course these people know what a casino is, it's the place they learned how to fly through a door
mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=03-07-2014#741565 <<< ahahaha bashed ☝︎
assbot: #bitcoin-assets log
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 32400 @ 0.00081992 = 26.5654 BTC [+] {3}
mircea_popescu: ThickAsThieves permanently elevated plateau i say!
mircea_popescu: chetty lmao.
FabianB: $traded
empyex: FabianB: Traded in last 24 hours: S.MPOE
penguirker: New blog post: http://trilema.com/2014/the-femfanon/
ThickAsThieves: <+mircea_popescu> ThickAsThieves permanently elevated plateau i say! /// such progress.
mircea_popescu: Virginia High Schooler Threatens Suicide, Police Arrive and Kill Him
mircea_popescu: “Why would you shoot a child that is suicidal? You are there to save him, not finish him off.”
mircea_popescu: ahahah
ThickAsThieves: "Christian was shot an unknown number of times by a Purcellville police officer"
ThickAsThieves: too many bullet holes to count i guess
ThickAsThieves: or counting no longer taught
mircea_popescu: pankkake: if it's what I understand (being paid bitcoins not fiat) << pretty cool actually.
jurov: he threatened the officer with suicide? i see
mircea_popescu: ThickAsThieves "more than three"
mircea_popescu: jurov no, he disobeyed!!1
mircea_popescu: you gotta keep in mind we're discussing this country where they have rooms where if anyone screams "freeze" all the adults just.. freeze
asciilifeform: 'unknown number of times' << empty magazine in the end
mircea_popescu: well... "adults".
ThickAsThieves: On Tuesday, a misunderstanding between two armed men in a convenience store in Georgia led to one man drawing his gun and being arrested on the first day of the “guns everywhere” law.
ThickAsThieves: guncentralize all the things!
asciilifeform: whatever happened to shootouts being held in specially-designated places.
mircea_popescu: what is this law ?
ThickAsThieves: Georgia’s new gun rules kicked in Tuesday, allowing residents to carry firearms into bars, nightclubs, classrooms and government buildings in a measure slammed by anti-weapon activists as a “dangerous kill bill.”
mircea_popescu: http://shrani.si/f/2L/xi/lRh7miy/customer.png << ahahah "but it is fast". epic.
assbot: Last 1 lines bashed and pending review. ( http://dpaste.com/0Y77KK5.txt )
mircea_popescu: !b 1 ✂︎
ThickAsThieves: mp what's your view on PAMM accounts? ☟︎
ThickAsThieves: or anyone
mircea_popescu: kakobrekla i tell you honestly that's like the best customer support i've seen to date. you make me fucking proud.
mircea_popescu: i'm buying you a beer next we meet.
kakobrekla: lol.
mircea_popescu: ThickAsThieves it's a great idea in theory whose greatness in practice depends on not being used.
ThickAsThieves: i dont like them but i cant articulate exactly why
ThickAsThieves: just the sheepness i guess
mircea_popescu: it'll prolly work fine for as long as a very small fraction of trades are done this way.
mircea_popescu: but as it becomes popular, it also becomes dangerous.
mircea_popescu: take just one model of an avenue of attack. suppose i have a known bitbet address, which is up 20% to date.
mircea_popescu: suppose bitbet implements pamm betting.
mircea_popescu: suppose i notice that any 5 btc i bet is followed by 20 btc in pamm bets.
mircea_popescu: suppose i bet 5 btc on "mp has three heads", then turn around and put 100 on the other side.
mircea_popescu: do the people pamming me have 2k btc ready ?
ThickAsThieves: thx
ThickAsThieves: that all helps
mircea_popescu: noob traders generally don't understand that the trinity is price, volume, volatility.
mircea_popescu: they just look at price
ThickAsThieves: indeed, so far, volume is the hardest thing for me to work with
ThickAsThieves: bitcoin may be volatile, but it isnt like you can just unload 100btc at any price you target
mircea_popescu: now that depends.
mircea_popescu: bitcoin is opaque, otc-driven on top of all of it.
thestringpuller: wtf is circle?
ThickAsThieves: vaporbank
ThickAsThieves: circle is now doing a little media trolling to get attention
ThickAsThieves: then they will release "free" bitocin purchasing
mircea_popescu: aren't they basically the start-up predicated on the notion that square made simple geometric shapes bankable ?
benkay: hey who's the blogger doing really great mining analysis?
benkay: voice of some greek or something?
BingoBoingo: %t
atcbot: [X-BT] Bid: 200 Ask: 229 Last Price: 200 24h-Vol: 38k High: 229 Low: 199 VWAP: 213
ThickAsThieves: organofcorti
benkay: thanks ThickAsThieves
mircea_popescu: !s organofcorti
assbot: 5 results for 'organofcorti' : http://search.bitcoin-assets.com/?q=organofcorti
mircea_popescu: damn
pankkake: square?
ThickAsThieves: https://squareup.com/
assbot: Accept Credit Cards From An iPhone, Android or iPad - Square
ThickAsThieves: Circle is kinda like US Neo I guess
benkay: aren't they due to fold sometime this or next quarter?
pankkake: it's not even square, it's a rounded square… http://i.imgur.com/xUXEP5g.png SCAM
ThickAsThieves: a warmer safer square
mircea_popescu: Goldman Sachs filed with the New York Supreme Court, requesting "emergency relief" to avoid a privacy violation and "avoid the risk of unnecessary reputational damage to Goldman Sachs."
mircea_popescu: what does "unnecessary" mean in this context ?
pankkake: as Gronibard would say, Il est pas carré, il est pas rond, il est ovale mon trou de balle
mircea_popescu: seems to me it's god damned necessary, people should stop hiring phantomcircuit
assbot: Last 4 lines bashed and pending review. ( http://dpaste.com/16Z66QN.txt )
BingoBoingo: !b 4 ✂︎
ThickAsThieves: it's also funny that it's "avoid the risk of"
mircea_popescu: pankkake shit's gotta be rounded, otherwise children could who knows, give themselves a new cunt on the corners of the thing
mircea_popescu: and sue you for unnecessary feminisation.
ThickAsThieves: sue all the risk!
mircea_popescu: pankkake are these the nude doods ?
benkay: so okay i don't know anything about finance and i have a question
pankkake: they are rarely fully clothed in concert
benkay: so a bond market is in a bubble if there is lots of demand for the bonds, allowing the issuer to issue for less money.
benkay: lower interest.
benkay: okay i get it thank you for your assistance.
mircea_popescu: yw.
mircea_popescu: do you understand how bonds are priced, for that matter ?
benkay: let's say no - i'm sure i'll learn something useful.
benkay: everything i know about bond pricing comes from MPBOR
benkay: which...
mircea_popescu: ok, so i issue series A, 1 btc bonds paying 1 bitcent/month for 2 years.
mircea_popescu: how much is a series A worth atm ?
benkay: 1 B + tvoB?
mircea_popescu: yes.
mircea_popescu: now, i issue series B, 1 btc bonds paying 5 bitcents/month for 1 year.
mircea_popescu: what is the value of A now ?
benkay: less?
benkay: because the available interest rate has gone up?
mircea_popescu: 1 b+ tvoB(A) - tvoB(B)
benkay: sweet.
mircea_popescu: provided ideal liquidity etc.
benkay: right right
mircea_popescu: it's a very schematic model, but for the basics : if yields go up low yield older bonds are worth less
mircea_popescu: so bonds being worth less really means the market's going to shit for the issuer. such as you know, default looming or w/e
mircea_popescu: if yields go down, everyone's old bonds expand on the books
benkay: making all the old treasuries on all the US banks' books worth less, making them more depending on further bailouts?
mircea_popescu: which is why fake low yields are so important for the us financials atm :
benkay: more dependent*
mircea_popescu: their balance sheets consist entirely of worthless paper that has to be overvalued.
mircea_popescu: tyhis has the disadvantage that it bubbles up the stock exchange and (again) real estate
mircea_popescu: but they don't perceive they have options.
mike_c: the fed isn't the sole buyer, they aren't entirely fake. there are others with vested interest in keeping us propped up.
mircea_popescu: for the purposes of the macro discussion those others are the fed.
mircea_popescu: all the byzantine generals serving the same camp ARE in that camp,
mike_c: china = fed? how so?
mircea_popescu: irrespective of their motivations, whether they're there cause they're trying to fuck a guy's daughter or becaue they're drunk
mircea_popescu: i think equating the part of china propping the us currently with china is at best naive.
mike_c: hm. interesting. cuz the part of china doing the propping is also delusional?
mircea_popescu: china has a long history of making horrid public investments. that there's currently a china fed does not realy commit china
mircea_popescu: any more than all the uninhabited towns they built. they got scratch to waste.
mircea_popescu: it's not delusional, per se. it's just that china is large. when you're that large, spitting in every vessel isn't particularly noteworthy.
mircea_popescu: sure you got drowned in spit, but they didn't mean anything by it.
thestringpuller: ghost cities...
mike_c: http://usawatchdog.com/fed-laundering-treasury-purchases-in-belgium-to-disguise-whats-happening-paul-craig-roberts/
benkay: ;;gettrust freeroute
gribble: WARNING: Currently not authenticated. Trust relationship from user benkay to user freeroute: Level 1: 0, Level 2: 0 via 0 connections. Graph: http://b-otc.com/stg?source=benkay&dest=freeroute | WoT data: http://b-otc.com/vrd?nick=freeroute | Rated since: Tue Apr 2 18:13:09 2013
mircea_popescu: mike_c for instance.,
mircea_popescu: looking forward to the "cash-basis bond evaluation" becoming a thing with us banks.
mircea_popescu: where if you have 100 btc at 1% while the yields atr 0.5% you book a 200 btc passive.
benkay: wat
mircea_popescu: then if you need 1k btc to cover your profile you just take yields to 0.1%. or w/e, 0.00001% if need be.
mircea_popescu: benkay if one's in the business of making money out of nothing, one's stuck doing it.
thestringpuller: is it really out of nothing?
Apocalyptic: it is
thestringpuller: but BTC doesn't come from nothing...
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller i was using btc as a unit of account stylistically, to underline the lulz that is fiat.
pankkake: you sound like a socialist! faceless globalized finance is money out of money!
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benkay: !b 1 ✂︎
thestringpuller: socialism will save us all tho!
thestringpuller: how will the underprivilaged be able to live without socialism?
BingoBoingo: OMG Under 200 Life nao!!! https://atc.waroflife.com/gow/11/
assbot: War of Life - Cellular automaton to the death!
mircea_popescu: wow what a blowout
mircea_popescu: incredible.
BingoBoingo: Irony is it seems some of the most damaging things to life's cause were... Life Bombs
mircea_popescu: funny how that works huh
mike_c: that is the biggest domination i have ever seen, and i've watched a lot of these.
mircea_popescu: just like irl!
benkay: i do not understand this thing that you've done, mike_c .
mircea_popescu: mike_c i was thinking, i didn't even know this shit was possible.
mike_c: benkay: it is a secret plot to give bingo all the ATC
jurov: mike_c i don't like how it shows trending behavior from start to finish on most of the games
benkay: ugh open markets are about as stochastically bouncy a thing as i want my money anywhere near
mike_c: jurov: your most is a very small sample size
jurov: ic
mircea_popescu: benkay this has the advantage that it's a provably fair stochastic process.
mircea_popescu: markets do not have that.
mircea_popescu: you try to ensure it by calling them "open", but alas...
benkay: yeah but in the open market i can say things like 'o hey mpoe will probably be worth quite a bit in the future." and play based on that.
mircea_popescu: right. specifically because it's not provably fair :)
benkay: i like my edges, and i like them sharp.
BingoBoingo: benkay: In that case your chance to buy is before the game starts
mircea_popescu: much like bitbet, there's ways to have edges here too. mostly on the vol/vol angle i guess
benkay: i'm not an oddsmaker, guys. i make like one trade every six months and sit the fuck on top of it.
mircea_popescu: we could say you trade like a girl ?
benkay: well, that'd be one trade every ten months :D
mircea_popescu: lol
benkay: and besides i don't 'trade'.
benkay: Mr. Market, etc.
asciilifeform 'Mr. Market' << imagines a webtv-like konsoomer appliance for idiots to 'trade' on
asciilifeform surprised the various chumpatronic engineers who push 'amazing! web based stock trading' crud haven't come out with one yet
benkay: if i read the parable correctly, Mr. Market is the idiots en aggregate.
kakobrekla: just you wait ascii.
asciilifeform: it'll ship some time after the u.s. gov.-issued, mandatory hardware btc wallet.
asciilifeform: 'supports FaceCoin, TaxCoin, and even Bitcoin! (TaxCoin surcharge applies to all transactions, see manual.)'
mircea_popescu: actually i'm kind-of surprised nobody has yet made a bitcoind/bitcoin-qt which takes a few out of every tx and sends it to author.
mircea_popescu: trivial change to make.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: nobody << not exactly. i have a proof-of-concept patch for the winblows client that does this.
asciilifeform: (100% though. does that count?)
BingoBoingo: The multibit authors are explicitly moving to this model now
mike_c: call it the tx fee in the UI, and don't actually pay tx fee (or reduced fee). difference goes to author.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform shouldn't be 100%, should be more like w/e vat is
mircea_popescu: mike_c no, call it tax in the ui.
mircea_popescu: difference goes to having "duly authorised" badge to show.
asciilifeform: 100% is the correct winblows tax rate.
mircea_popescu: On the steep drop in GDP growth of a paltry .1% in the first quarter, Dr. Roberts says, “What I find most amusing about this is they had to claim some real growth in the first quarter; so, they eked out .1%. Now we know they got that by rigging the inflation number they used to deflate the gross domestic product (GDP). The real GDP in the first quarter, properly deflated, was negative and probably also in the fourt
mircea_popescu: h quarter. Most likely, this coming quarter, they are not going to be able to hide the fact that it is negative. . . . I am convinced the first quarter was negative, and I don’t see how it could possibly go positive in the second quarter.”
mircea_popescu: where did all the guys that used to argue with me about the fakeness of usg published figures go!
mircea_popescu: it's so lonely nao.
asciilifeform: at some point people lose interest - how many people cared about soviet stats ?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 11646 @ 0.00081916 = 9.5399 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: yeah.
mircea_popescu: On the Ukraine crisis, Dr. Roberts says, “I think Washington badly miscalculated this whole Ukraine business. It was an act of hubris, arrogance and stupidity. They are mad at Russia for blocking their attack on Syria and blocking their attack on Iran. They said ‘we’ll teach them.’ We’ll give them trouble in their own backyard and not to get in our way anymore.” The threat of sanctions has made the Russ
mircea_popescu: ians realize the dollar system is not in their interest, and they are going to leave it. . . . If any significant part of the world stops using the dollar, the price of the dollar falls because demand for dollars falls, and the import cost for America would rise. When you see how import dependent we are, it would mean a substantial rise in the real cost of living for most Americans.”
mircea_popescu: this paul craig roberts guy gets it somehow.
asciilifeform: 'But actually, he thought as he re-adjusted the Ministry of Plenty's figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another. Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connexion with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connexion that is contained in a direct lie. Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version as in their re
asciilifeform: ctified version. A great deal of the time you were expected to make them up out of your head. For example, the Ministry of Plenty's forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at 145 million pairs. The actual output was given as sixty-two millions. Winston, however, in rewriting the forecast, marked the figure down to fifty-seven millions, so as to allow for the usual claim that the quota had been
asciilifeform: overfulfilled. In any case, sixty-two millions was no nearer the truth than fifty-seven millions, or than 145 millions. Very likely no boots had been produced at all. Likelier still, nobody knew how many had been produced, much less cared. All one knew was that every quarter astronomical numbers of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the population of Oceania went barefoot.' ☟︎☟︎☟︎
asciilifeform: ('1984' obviously)
mircea_popescu: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/pages/donate/
assbot: Donate - PaulCraigRoberts.org
mircea_popescu: look at that shit eh.
mircea_popescu: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/contact/ << people need to get fucking rid of contact forms.
assbot: Contact - PaulCraigRoberts.org
benkay: why isn't he running ads?
mircea_popescu: i have no idea how could one be more offensively impolite than making a contact page and then putting in a form.
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: spam control.
mircea_popescu: spam control that manages to offend me has failed.
mike_c: um, do you find it offensive if the form is just an option? alongside other contact info?
mircea_popescu: no.
pankkake: forms suck, because there are standard tools to write to people and you can't use them
BingoBoingo: ^ this
pankkake: and you won't have a copy of your sent message in your email client, etc.
mircea_popescu: that ^
mike_c: and yet can be a convience in some situations. which is why i like having multiple options.
mike_c: convenience
mircea_popescu: nobody's offended at plurality you know ?
mike_c: some people are anti-choice :)
mircea_popescu: lol good one
mircea_popescu: !up Dalrymple
Dalrymple: Good evening Gentlemen
mircea_popescu: heya.
Dalrymple: Just stumbled over your blog today and thought I'd say hello here
mircea_popescu: so today being a week since S.WOL floated, mike and i each got 2`250`000 shares deposited.
asciilifeform: Dalrymple: fan of the actual Dalrymple ? or the man himself
mircea_popescu: well hello here.
mircea_popescu: ima brb in a few mins.
Dalrymple: Just a fan
asciilifeform: ;;google theodore dalrymple
gribble: Theodore Dalrymple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Dalrymple>; The Skeptical Doctor | Dedicated to the work of Theodore Dalrymple: <http://www.skepticaldoctor.com/>; Theodore Dalrymple - City Journal: <http://www.city-journal.org/author_index.php?author=47>
asciilifeform: ^ for the uninitiated
Dalrymple: The man himself prefers antique books to computers
Dalrymple: I've been doing some research and am considering buying a coin since it seems from what I have read the price is due to go up soon
Dalrymple: I am totally new to this but it seems like a pretty secure investment
benkay: nobody in here's going to argue that btc are a bad buy, even at 5k/each.
benkay: unless *wave hands* market conditions.
Dalrymple: I can buy at £338
asciilifeform: Dalrymple: so long as you don't expect the exchange rate to increase monotonically - sure, buy.
benkay: ;;ticker --currency gbp
gribble: Bitstamp BTCGBP ticker | Best bid: 375.78431, Best ask: 376.5597, Bid-ask spread: 0.77539, Last trade: 376.61217, 24 hour volume: 4477.02275443, 24 hour low: 373.703, 24 hour high: 383.75392, 24 hour vwap: 378.413376961
benkay: sounds like a good deal, Dalrymple - what's your outlet?
Dalrymple: bitbargian.co.uk
benkay: fascinating.
mike_c: ;;google site:www.thedrinkingrecord.com counterparty risk
gribble: A Reminder – The Most Important Word in Bitcoin, Again because Gox: <http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/2014/02/25/a-reminder-the-most-important-word-in-bitcoin-again-because-gox/>; Anti-Bitcoin "Bitcoin Apps" Part 3: Gliph in particular (Updated ...: <http://www.thedrinkingrecord.com/2013/09/26/anti-bitcoin-bitcoin-apps-part-3-gliph-in-particular/>; Why Fractional Reserve Can't Work in (1 more message)
Dalrymple: It's funny actually, I have capital to spare on something like this due to finally receiving unpaid wages from my last job. I was working in a computer repair shop -
Dalrymple: The boss was a disgusting she-prole who I later learned is a drug dealer, she was trying to get me in on it - ordering LCD panels from China to use on indoor maurijuana crops
asciilifeform: lcd panels ?!
asciilifeform: for lighting?
Dalrymple: Lol - sorry LED
benkay: http://www.thetwoweeker.com/blog/
assbot: Blog The Two Weeker
Dalrymple: She was trying to get me in on it without initially revealing what the panels were for, luckily I left before I got involved
benkay: http://redsymbol.net/articles/does-it-take-money-to-make-money/
assbot: Does it take money to make money?
benkay: http://www.itex.com/
assbot: ITEX - a small business community and barter network
benkay: https://www.bizx.com/
assbot: BizX
benkay: where's ninjashogun when you really need to make a point...
dignork: Dalrymple: £338 is below market value, your chances of getting scammed are high
Dalrymple: Thanks, that site was the first one I came across, so obviously I will have a proper look around for verified sites before I buy anything
benkay: you might try...cash.
dignork: Dalrymple: there are sellers in #bitcoin-otc, if you want I can give you some minimal instructions
ThickAsThieves: now GS is recommending post-earnings Calls
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7222 @ 0.00081563 = 5.8905 BTC [-]
ThickAsThieves: for NFLX*
ThickAsThieves: niggas wont let up
Dalrymple: Thanks dignork, that would be appreciated
benkay: http://pamelaclark.tumblr.com/post/87113711124/35-practical-tools-for-men-to-further-feminist
assbot: Pamela Clark - 35 Practical Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution
benkay: Do 50% (or more) of housework. // or pay for it to get done?
benkay: Do 50% (or more) of emotional support work in your intimate relationships and friendships. // except i don't have emotions
benkay: When a woman tells you something is sexist, believe her.
benkay: // don't ask for clarification, or other difficult questions. that's sexist.
pankkake: !up Dalrymple
ThickAsThieves: If she is “nagging,” you are probably lagging.
ThickAsThieves: Inject feminism into your daily conversations with other men.
ThickAsThieves: gj benkay!
Dalrymple: Yet if a man acted like this the feminists would accuse him of "mansplaining", which proves that they are capable of irritating portmanteaus but oblivious to their own hypocrisy
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 7950 @ 0.00081563 = 6.4843 BTC [-]
chetty: omg would you guys stop with the feminist garbage! just shot them all and get done with it
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 5 @ 0.20199991 = 1.01 BTC [-] {2}
ThickAsThieves: plenty holes as is!
chetty: jajajaja
Dalrymple: Gunshot wounds do not a competent sandwich maker make
kakobrekla: <Dalrymple> The boss was a disgusting she-prole who I later learned is a drug dealer, she was trying to get me in on it - ordering LCD panels from China < you can get addicted to ordering panels from china!?
kakobrekla will never visit ebay again.
mircea_popescu: prole drug dealer ?!
Dalrymple: She's using the led panels to grow weed
kakobrekla: yes yes but where is the addiction part
kakobrekla: without addiction selling drugs is meh
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19200 @ 0.00081563 = 15.6601 BTC [-]
ThickAsThieves: will you settle for habit-forming?
Dalrymple: Weed has a high profit margin, which probably increases in proportion to the crapness of tv and the sugar content of junk food
kakobrekla: lol tat, not much to go on.
mircea_popescu: you can actually grow weed by lcd panels ?
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19304 @ 0.00081479 = 15.7287 BTC [-] {3}
benkay: led panels, mircea_popescu
kakobrekla: well yes you can
ThickAsThieves: 10 Examples of Decentralized Art
kakobrekla: but its gonna be shit.
mircea_popescu: o nm my bad
kakobrekla: (i do NOT mean the hashish)
mircea_popescu: led to avoiud the high energy consumption police screen for sort of thing ?
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 20 @ 0.03699 = 0.7398 BTC [-]
Dalrymple: Yep
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: heat.
mircea_popescu: that too
mircea_popescu: i thought they liked high heat/high humidity no ?
mircea_popescu: just spray water.
asciilifeform: u.s. police were officially forbidden from using thermovisors, but afaik still do (why the hell not)
Dalrymple: I think she might have been selling some of the panels too
mircea_popescu: im pretty sure utilities are required to report the top 5% iirc it was consumers in dormitory neighbourhoods.
mircea_popescu: so why bother with thermovisors
asciilifeform: ;;google bitcoin miner marijuana
gribble: Report: Police Confuse Bitcoin Miner's Power Use for Growing Weed: <http://techland.time.com/2011/05/23/report-police-confuse-bitcoin-miners-power-use-for-weed-grow-op/>; Bitcoin miners busted? Police confuse bitcoin power usage for pot ...: <http://blogs.computerworld.com/18335/bitcoin_miners_busted_police_confuse_bitcoin_power_usage_for_pot_farm>; Why Would Police Confuse (1 more message)
mircea_popescu: might as well forbid them "for privacy"
kakobrekla: easy workaround is to steal power. it goes unnoticed in urban areas.
mircea_popescu: kakobrekla stolen and dependable. pick three.
Dalrymple: In the UK a lot of people are caught due to stealing power
kakobrekla: i know for a fact that they lose megawatts in the air here
kakobrekla: and they dont give fuck for losing a few kw
Dalrymple: It's not something I'd ever want to do, and the people who do it often get violently extorted if they aren't caught by the police
Dalrymple: I met one person who would look for gullibles and offer to loan them some equipment and oversee their grow, it meant he'd get a cut and it wouldn't take place on his property, also he knew the connects to sell it in bulk
chetty: we all have different ideas on which laws are worth breaking
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 190 @ 0.03306369 = 6.2821 BTC [-] {14}
kakobrekla: different things work in different places
ThickAsThieves: Dalrymple obv a dealer
Dalrymple: Lol
mircea_popescu: oh nice can i play ?
mircea_popescu: different phone numbers have different amounts in them
kakobrekla: go 500km south of here, you can bribe any cop for anything
mircea_popescu: ;;google where is 500km south of somalia
gribble: Clashes at a Somali border town leaves 10 dead - News ...: <http://www.africareview.com/News/Clashes-at-a-Somali-border-town-left-10-dead/-/979180/2315350/-/jmxylxz/-/index.html>; 10 killed in Somali border clashes - News - africareview.com: <http://www.africareview.com/News/Ten-killed-in-Somali-border-clashes/-/979180/2314660/-/ahh89g/-/index.html>; December | 2013 | (1 more message)
kakobrekla: here, noone dares.
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [PETA] 15 @ 0.03513656 = 0.527 BTC [+] {3}
ThickAsThieves: 500m south is ocean, no?
mircea_popescu: oh, ocean cops ? i hear bad things about their sirens.
kakobrekla: meh fuck you trolls.
ThickAsThieves: ah, i see, it's madagascar
ThickAsThieves: til
mircea_popescu: where is that sketch
mircea_popescu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejGQ5oIuP9c
assbot: Monty Python - Airplane Hijack - YouTube
ThickAsThieves: did they ever find that Malaysian plane?
mircea_popescu: yeah. it was hidden in neobee's real world brick and mortar airplane warehouse
ThickAsThieves: zeroblock made a random neo tweet today
ThickAsThieves: https://twitter.com/zeroblock/status/484725454343913472
assbot: Danny Brewster (NEO&BEE) rumored to be in Larnaca, Greece by post office worker https://t.co/bos2fyOzAM
ThickAsThieves: points to forum, some dude saying he got Danny's Gox Bankruptcy mail
mircea_popescu: interesting.
punkman: Larnaca is in Cyprus
ThickAsThieves: yep
ThickAsThieves: it's where the airport is
asciilifeform: from the loltron: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-03/expropriation-back-christine-lagarde-most-dangerous-woman-world
assbot: Expropriation Is Back - Is Christine Lagarde The Most Dangerous Woman In The World? | Zero Hedge
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 10100 @ 0.00081655 = 8.2472 BTC [+] {2}
mircea_popescu: i wasn't aware it had ever left.
benkay: !up Dalrymple
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2011/vizualizarea-datelor-market-depth-pentru-bitcoini/
assbot: Vizualizarea datelor : Market depth pentru bitcoini pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
mircea_popescu: this 2011 article has like... 2011 prices in it :D
mircea_popescu: still the best mkt depth visualisation there is imo
benkay: i think i'm going to get a "don't tread on me" tattoo
benkay: probably just the snake.
benkay: also this: http://www.revolutionary-war.net/image-files/deic-logo.png
mircea_popescu: wassat ?
mircea_popescu: o nm.
mircea_popescu: get it in gold ink!
benkay: my skin's not dark enough for that to look at all good
benkay: i am a swarthy boy, but not actually black.
benkay: actually i'm not even swarthy.
benkay: just well-tanned.
benkay: "In short, Italian men are swarthy. And when someone says that, it's usually not with a shudder, but a shiver.
benkay: "
benkay: oh, babes.
mircea_popescu: so get a black guy and get the tattoo on him.
benkay: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=462574
assbot: Swarthy: offensive or not? - WordReference Forums
benkay: hey thestringpuller lets get you inked
mircea_popescu: thestringpuller is black ?!
mircea_popescu: "We American women think of the swarthy type as a dark-skinned (not black), exotic, intense type of man."
benkay: probably doing pomodoros, ping him louder
mircea_popescu: dude lmao. "we american women" ? who's this lol
benkay: hello_this_is_dog.png
mircea_popescu: more like this-is-retarded-bitch-hour
kakobrekla: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=637928.msg7661602#msg7661602
assbot: Evaluating Havelock securities performances
kakobrekla: gold.
kakobrekla: >(gold, real estate, bread, hookers, all would be better measures of value over time than Bitcoin)
kakobrekla: because hookers cant be printed.
kakobrekla: (not yet, at least)
asciilifeform: hookerchain prevents this.
kakobrekla: lol
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 13850 @ 0.00081421 = 11.2768 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: so "the community" of bagholders posing as bitcoin people is getting vocal ?
penguirker: New blog post: http://trilema.com/2014/mpoe-may-2014-and-july-2014-combined-statement/
benkay: sales fee creeping up on account fee.
mike_c: uh
mike_c: "may and july" -> "may and june"?
mircea_popescu: drat
mircea_popescu: your creative accounting
mircea_popescu: You mean the same accounting that is used by every single financial regulatory agency in the world?
mircea_popescu: lmao that fuckwit seriously has the gall to argue4 that stealing people's bitcoins over time is okay ?
mircea_popescu: ;;rated ognasty
gribble: You rated user ognasty on Fri Jun 13 17:07:59 2014, with a rating of -1, and supplied these additional notes: pirate shill ; currently running a security that made a 60% loss over two years. a fine example of the scum that unwarrantedly imagines itself somehow part of Bitcoin..
mircea_popescu: mkay.
asciilifeform: !up Dalrymple
mircea_popescu: Blazedout419 in case you're still looking for that, http://trilema.com/2013/mpex-one-year-of-dividends/
assbot: MPEx : one year of dividends pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
mircea_popescu: it's about a year out of date by now, if you're looking for something to do
mircea_popescu: more generally i suppose it being springish again, it's time to revisit last year for the new crop of noobs :
mircea_popescu: http://trilema.com/2013/the-best-investments-in-the-history-of-bitcoin/
assbot: The best investments in the history of Bitcoin pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
penguirker: New blog post: http://trilema.com/2014/mpoe-may-2014-and-june-2014-combined-statement/
mircea_popescu: and perhaps also http://trilema.com/2013/the-list-of-discontinued-assets-on-mpex/
assbot: The list of discontinued assets on MPEx pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
kakobrekla: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=637928.msg7662458#msg7662458
assbot: Evaluating Havelock securities performances
mircea_popescu: kakobrekla whay so angry
kakobrekla: you dont know angry.
mircea_popescu: hm.
mike_c: bitstamp is awesome
mike_c: (is he angry yet?)
kakobrekla: yes troll sensor also working
mircea_popescu: Also, newsflash, I can call this rock that I am about to throw a 'club', yet it wont feel like one when it hits your face.
mircea_popescu: this was kinda lulzy
davout_: bitstamp slovenians are best slovenians
mircea_popescu: mostly cause of the club ambiguity
mircea_popescu: davout i hear nigeria beat you froggers in the wc
davout: apparently you're not paying your intel dept enough
mircea_popescu: drat.
davout: ;;ud drat
gribble: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=drat | Apple touch icon Download the Free App! 1. drat. What cute people say when they are pissed off. "Oh Drat i lost my wallet". by spanky spangler September 07,  ...
mircea_popescu: davout bet you the krautzes send france home ?
davout: the internet sez you're a cutie!
davout: 1 btc
davout: but not on bitbet
davout: their support sucks
mircea_popescu: yeah on bitbet lol. putting it in nao.
davout: i'm not paying 1% for a private bet between you and me
mircea_popescu: but it's open.
davout: i hear they send winners spider drawings instead of money
mircea_popescu: ahahaha
mircea_popescu: should try thias
mircea_popescu: davout http://bitbet.us/bet/987/krautzes-send-france-home/
assbot: BitBet - Krautzes send France home :: 1 B (100%) on Yes, 0 B (0%) on No | closing in 1 day 4 hours | weight: 99`949 (100`000 to 1)
davout: mircea_popescu: "pankkake but whatever he thought then, right ? i mean suppose a girl invites him over and he THINKS it's for to fuck." <<< if you reason like this, then you should rename it to bitchbet
Mats_cd03: benkay: everyone i know with the coiled rattlesnake and/or 'don't tread on me' is ex mil
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3750 @ 0.00081366 = 3.0512 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: davout how you mean ?
davout: if you argue that the resolution of bitbets can afford lack of clarity by comparing it to the way the woman of your example lacks clarity you should go all the way
davout: but then there's also the question of "where does the lack of clarity stop, and the guy's expectations start"
mike_c: what clarity is missing? when the bet will resolve? obviously it will resolve when the price is known. if it becomes clear the price will never be known, BB mods will do something appropriate.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 18350 @ 0.00081748 = 15.0008 BTC [+]
pankkake: I think davout refers to another bet
mike_c: doesn't help to add a 10 page rider to every bet
mircea_popescu: mike has it.
pankkake: i.e. what if buttcoin-central is renamed to gaymium
pankkake: another bitcoin-qt segfault. gotta learn to not click on it too soon
davout: i think my broader point is that since you don't know what you don't know, it makes sense to define a way to clarify propositions along the way, lest you end up with some rota v2
davout: you cannot perfectly specify a bet, no matter how many pages of specs you write
mircea_popescu: davout sure. but how does that help the arguer's position ?
mircea_popescu: you can't argue from your expectation, gotta argue from reality.
davout: the guy that was requesting support ?
mircea_popescu: well no, the guy that was requesting the bet be cancelled.
davout: ah
mircea_popescu: he briefly masqueraded as requesting support originally i guess.
davout: i think that a reasonable case can be made for cancellation
davout: based on the fact that you have no reliable source for the auction price
mircea_popescu: no case will ever be successfully made for cancellation as long as a legitimate dispute exists.
davout: what do you mean ?
mircea_popescu: that'd have been a good case for not betting.
davout: sure, that's why i didn't bet :-)
mircea_popescu: exactly what i say ?! what part ?
davout: "no case will ever be successfully made for cancellation as long as a legitimate dispute exists."
davout: what's a legitimate dispute ?
mircea_popescu: right.
mircea_popescu: that as long as there's a dispute, a bet doesn't get cancelled.
mircea_popescu: like, people not agreeing.
davout: a dispute about the auction price being >x or <x ?
mircea_popescu: if you got a group saying "the sea is blue" and another "the sky is azure" this isn't a legitimate dispute. they're not talking of the same thing.
mircea_popescu: if one group is like "sea is deep" and the other "no, it's salty" idem
mircea_popescu: but if they don't agree if it's salty or sweet, the bet as to which is is ain't getting cancelled.
davout: what if the bet mod realizes he has no way to measure salinity N
davout: ?
mircea_popescu: mthreat http://bitbet.us/bet/988/argentina-beats-belgium/ btw
assbot: BitBet - Argentina beats Belgium :: 10.06 B (100%) on Yes, 0 B (0%) on No | closing in 2 days 3 hours | weight: 99`770 (100`000 to 10`000)
mircea_popescu: davout best effort is best effort.
jborkl: building the database, the block chain will be searchable by txid, txcount by block, address, amount and UNIX
mircea_popescu: that's not a realisation the mod can ever reach.
jborkl: http://www.bcoinnews.com/printinfo.php
mircea_popescu: should he discover salinity doesn't exist, then it gets cancelled.
mircea_popescu: but it seems quite certain a price was in fact paid, currently.
davout: mircea_popescu: well, what if he genuinely realizes it wasn't correct to assume he'd ever be able to measure salinity? whether he has the certainty that salinity > 0 being irrelevant given the bet conditions
davout: as in, a price has been paid
davout: :-)
mircea_popescu: not his place to realise such a thing.
mircea_popescu: there's no way out of history. what's done is done.
pankkake: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/07/03/1846215/nsa-considers-linux-journal-readers-tor-and-linux-users-extremists
assbot: NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists" - Slashdot
Naphex: pankkake: no wonder
davout: mircea_popescu: not sure what you mean
Naphex: most people in those categories are concerned about privacy
mircea_popescu: that's ok, i consider nsa employees child molesters. they're going to jail.
Naphex: from their PoV anyone who gives a shit about privacy will be an extremist
mircea_popescu: davout you know what makes a good error message ?
mircea_popescu: cause this "general failure" thing doesn't halp.
Naphex: General Failure 321
mircea_popescu: a ty
davout: fair enough :-) i'm thinking that "not his place to realise such a thing." is side-stepping the issue, and also not
davout: backed
davout: i mean why? say i'm making this bet about this music note being this or that, and poof, i become deaf
mircea_popescu: but you understand the general principle of limited review ? such that a judge isn't at liberty to vacate the law for instance. ☟︎
mircea_popescu: the guy you hire to do your plumbing isn't allowed to recommend you buy a different house
mircea_popescu: army captain ordered to hold a position isn't allowed to change the regimental deployment
Mats_cd03: so youŕe saying bitbet needs a jury
mircea_popescu: random fuckwit that can't afford a 400 dollar swimsuit isn't free to "change the way society regards women"
mircea_popescu: and so on
davout: yes, the guy who does the plumbing can perfectly throw his hands in the air, refund you, and tell you that in fact he doesn't do lead pipes
mircea_popescu: Mats_cd03 kinda what the mods are.
Mats_cd03: a jury that can nullify judgments then
mircea_popescu: davout so a mod can quit bitbet.
mircea_popescu: what's that change.
davout: no, that would translate to quit being a plumber, not refuse to serve a particular client because you don't have the correct tools or qualifications
mircea_popescu: the plumber quitting his plumbing has zero impact. the plumbing company wil still do the plumbing.
pankkake: %diff
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 785138.67 Est. Next Diff: 785138.67 in 2013 blocks (#40320) Est. % Change: 0.00
chetty: ah but that would be like refusing to bake a gay wedding cake, not allowed
mircea_popescu: exactly.
mircea_popescu: or like a computer refusing to multiply anything by 548791114
davout: chetty mircea_popescu no because if you do only plastic pipes you can't be forced to install lead pipes
mircea_popescu: also not allowed.
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 3150 @ 0.00081256 = 2.5596 BTC [-]
davout: i think that in essence, bitbet and the rota have a lot in common
mircea_popescu: this is not news :)
mircea_popescu: i think i even said as much in the logs, months ago
davout: mircea_popescu: yeah well, i haven't ordered the ba logs paperback yet :-)
mircea_popescu: :p
davout: but i spent some time thinking about this while driving
davout: so, how does it manage to avoid the shortcomings of the rota?
cgcardona: o/ hello #bitcoin-assets
davout: because basically, there's the "evaluate outcome according to environment and bet specs" part of bitbet
mircea_popescu: davout anon mods deliberating in secret. exact opposite of the "citizenship judge" rota model
davout: but there's also the "make a sovereign decision about the resolution conditions uncertainty that came to light after acceptation but before resoltuion"
davout: how's secrecy adding anything here ?
mircea_popescu: i have no idea.
mike_c: rota did not need to decide things for the good of rota. bitbet has a vested interest in making good decisions.
Apocalyptic: kinda reminds me of the venetian rulers
davout: mike_c: true
mircea_popescu: this is a good point yeah
davout: mircea_popescu: so the advantage of secrecy is undecided
mircea_popescu: im just saying it's opposite.
davout: no, you also said you had no idea about how it was an improvement :-)
mircea_popescu: well yes.
mircea_popescu: how is it an improvement is some sort of forward or inside looking statement. i dunno.
mircea_popescu: suppose there's an apple tree and a potato. now, you ask me how is a pomme better than a pomme du terre. nfi man, i just know they're opposite.
davout: ok, so basically makes no sense to sort them
mircea_popescu: what's sort mean and who's them.
mircea_popescu: and hello cgcardona
davout: i mean it makes no sense to try and decide whether secrecy is a better model than non-secrecy
mircea_popescu: mike_c i suspect that's perhaps stretching a point. rota judges did make a salary, and had a deeply vested interest in making th emodel work.
mircea_popescu: they failed to understand it in practice, but this is because people are often lazy, and that's exactly how things like bitcoin can get killed in 2010.
mircea_popescu: davout not without a metric.
cgcardona tips hat to MP
davout: yo, pas de relation d'ordre
cgcardona: top of tha mornin sir
mircea_popescu: something like that
mircea_popescu: davout http://bitbet.us/bet/987/krautzes-send-france-home/#b4 that you ?
assbot: BitBet - Krautzes send France home :: 1.06 B (88%) on Yes, 0.14 B (12%) on No | closing in 1 day 3 hours | weight: 96`594 (100`000 to 1)
thestringpuller: shots fired
FabianB: []bot: you alive?
mircea_popescu: seems not
FabianB: artifexd: ?
davout: mircea_popescu: no
mircea_popescu: well ok, lem me know when you're in and ill cover to even odds
davout: mircea_popescu: ok done
chetty: http://news.yahoo.com/could-strenuous-exercise-night-mean-better-sleep-211528590--spt.html
assbot: Could strenuous exercise at night mean better sleep? - Yahoo News
mircea_popescu: eh what the heck, im so overconfident i just put another 1 btc. so there.
kyuupichan: mircea_popescu: Is the Bastille bet considered controversial? Or mods just got bored of resolving bets y/day?
mircea_popescu: kyuupichan i don't imagine it's controversial.
mircea_popescu: lemme see
kyuupichan: OK, boredom it is
chetty: Many people would rather inflict pain on themselves than spend 15 minutes in a room with nothing to do but think
mike_c: kyuupichan: what was this mystery mpex conversation you had with daniel?
mircea_popescu: Resolution: in 1 week 4 days (15-07-2014)
mircea_popescu: nothing controversial about it, but its date hasn't come yet.
kyuupichan: mircea_popescu: But it's already happened no? Other bets are resolved early if they happen.
mircea_popescu: it's "on" not "by"
kyuupichan: The explanatory text is clearly "by". "On or before".
mircea_popescu: o nm it's on or before.
benkay: http://dogebark.nijotz.com/
benkay: ^^ dns barker
BingoBoingo: Omg someone is trying to unkill of of my death with bombs!!!
kyuupichan: The disconnect between the two is unfortunate
mircea_popescu: kyuupichan yeah prolly going out today.
kyuupichan: Thx
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.SELL] 72 @ 0.0172 = 1.2384 BTC [+]
mike_c: BingoBoingo: looks like somebody got into life real low.
BingoBoingo: mike_c: The irony is once again the bombs seem to be setting themselves up for failure
benkay: asciilifeform, mircea_popescu: where's the post detailing cardano rng construction?
kyuupichan: mike_c: Not sure I remember most of it. I'd rather it remained private though.
mike_c: kako can turn off the logger
mircea_popescu: davout tough
mircea_popescu: benkay in s.nsa somewhere
davout: yeah well, france would win both anyway
mircea_popescu: the only thing france wins is buttruining on pikes marathon
davout: i'm starting to suspect that this france vs germany bet is going to get bigger than the berkshire one
BingoBoingo: benkay: http://trilema.com/2013/the-reason-you-cant-have-nice-numbers-and-other-considerations/ ???
assbot: The reason you can’t have nice numbers and other considerations. pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.
davout: :D
mircea_popescu: well... not this one
mircea_popescu: but maybe if a real country was involved.
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [AM1] 3 @ 0.19999985 = 0.6 BTC [-] {2}
mircea_popescu: hanbot was like "o why are you so mean ?! wait, this is davout ? nm, be as mean as you wish!"
davout: LOL
BingoBoingo: Shame a real country like Algeria couldn't eliminate France
mircea_popescu: nah that'd have sucked
davout: such shame, very sad
mircea_popescu: i don;t know many algerians with btc to bitch at
davout: at least we got some sleep in paris, algeria winning = honking cars all night
davout: as a sidenote, the whole "service is shitty, but it's fast!" has been a thing in france for the last 20 years
mircea_popescu: lol
davout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7NB_RwtPx4&feature=kp
assbot: Chevalier et Laspales le train pour pau - YouTube
BingoBoingo: !up Sebastan
BingoBoingo: !up chax
BingoBoingo: !up navhul-lacsup
mircea_popescu: "my cock is small. but it squitrs quickly"
jborkl: sweet
BingoBoingo: %tslb
atcbot: 0 minutes and 0 seconds ago (right now!)
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 15500 @ 0.00081748 = 12.6709 BTC [+]
BingoBoingo: %d
atcbot: [ATC Diff] Current Diff: 785138.67 Est. Next Diff: 785138.67 in 2001 blocks (#40320) Est. % Change: 0.00
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 13588 @ 0.00081757 = 11.1091 BTC [+] {2}
mircea_popescu: wow shit look at that, someone covered the krautz bet.
mircea_popescu: artifexd somehow []bot is missing out on all the bitbet excitement lol
BingoBoingo: %t
benkay: nah, not quite BingoBoingo
atcbot: [X-BT] Bid: 200 Ask: 250 Last Price: 229 24h-Vol: 85k High: 229 Low: 199 VWAP: 218
BingoBoingo: %ob
artifexd: Thanks
atcbot: 19k@272 724@270 709@250 | 33k@200 898k@199 500k@151
artifexd: She should start acting right again.
jborkl: 90000 blocks through the rebuilt blockchain and I am at 25MB
mircea_popescu: o wait [] is a gal ?
artifexd: As her creator, I refer to her as such. And thus, yes.
mircea_popescu: cool.
mircea_popescu: ( . ) ( . ) bot shoul dbe in change of boobies.
benkay: $boobs
davout: mircea_popescu: according to bitbet rules and closing dates i can cancel my bet on http://bitbet.us/bet/987/krautzes-send-france-home/ until the last minute of the match right?
assbot: BitBet - Krautzes send France home :: 2.06 B (49%) on Yes, 2.14 B (51%) on No | closing in 1 day 2 hours | weight: 94`609 (100`000 to 1)
benkay: in other news, i've learned that having the hairline trimmed into symmetry is a horrible idea.
mircea_popescu: davout waitwut
mircea_popescu: !up defaboy
davout: bet closes on saturday
davout: match is on friday
BingoBoingo: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/07/rolling_coal_conservatives_who_show_their_annoyance_with_liberals_obama.html
assbot: Rolling Coal: Conservatives who show their annoyance with liberals, Obama, and the EPA by blowing black smoke from their trucks.
davout: so technically, before the match is ended i can bet at anytime
mircea_popescu: davout nah, its gonna refund all bets made after 1st half
mircea_popescu: http://bitbet.us/bet/987/krautzes-send-france-home/#c3299
assbot: BitBet - Krautzes send France home :: 7.06 B (77%) on Yes, 2.14 B (23%) on No | closing in 1 day 2 hours | weight: 94`539 (100`000 to 1)
davout: lol k
mircea_popescu: artifexd seems it missed anothr one ?
artifexd: Last bet was 14 minutes ago
davout: so that is 1 confirmation before 45 minutes + additionnal time
artifexd: Last bet created was 30 minutes ago
artifexd: So, not yet.
davout: argh, i liked the "say 'deal', spit on the ground" approach :D
mircea_popescu: artifexd a 5btc bet just went through no ?
artifexd: Not that I see.
artifexd: Where?
mircea_popescu: davout aditional time is like, up i nthe air :D
mircea_popescu: artifexd well i just noticed the france bet went from 2ish to 7ish on one side
davout: mircea_popescu: "Irrespective of what the close date says, bets made after half time will be refunded." <<< not to nitpick, but now mods can redefine bets? :D
mircea_popescu: always could.
artifexd: Hmmm... another crash.
benkay: <trinque> benkay: somebody should write something that saturates idle connections with encrypted dummy data // any bored programmers want to irritate the NSA? trinque's full of good ideas today
davout: mircea_popescu: http://log.bitcoin-assets.com/?date=03-07-2014#742364 <<< but this? ☝︎
assbot: #bitcoin-assets log
benkay: ;;ticker
gribble: Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 641.64, Best ask: 643.98, Bid-ask spread: 2.34000, Last trade: 641.62, 24 hour volume: 4768.02134696, 24 hour low: 638.79, 24 hour high: 652.79, 24 hour vwap: 646.281389953
artifexd: Investigating....
mircea_popescu: davout there's an ambiguity between "mods" here. BitBet Mod in red on the site is merely the official position of bitbet.
mircea_popescu: benkay you and your extremist friends.
asciilifeform: benkay: there is nothing especially secret about the rng.
trinque: the hard part would be getting enough people to use it for it to matter
asciilifeform: benkay: it is a very simple design based on johnson noise. -- plus, the entire design will be published in excruciating detail.
mircea_popescu: trinque maybe something like an always on crypoted messaging app
mircea_popescu: that constantly sends the same debit to everyone.
asciilifeform: (if someone wants to buy a chinese 'turdano' - its own punishment.)
trinque: mircea_popescu: that's interesting
BingoBoingo: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/29rh1f/allaire_wolf_in_sheeps_clothing/
assbot: Allaire - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing : Bitcoin
mircea_popescu: guarantees 1kbps of text.
mircea_popescu: whether you send text or it just pads with noise... no difference. it sends 1kbps
trinque: mircea_popescu: that's basically what I was thinking in terms of a p2p filesharing app recently
asciilifeform: saturation is the only real pill against traffic analysis.
mircea_popescu: yeah, could be a messaging app with filesharing.
mircea_popescu: slow as fuck i guess
mircea_popescu: then again you can prolly optimise the distribution a little, and preserve the "no meta" value of the original broadcast design
mircea_popescu: without being stuck sending bw to EVERYONE all the time
mircea_popescu: ;;tslb
gribble: Time since last block: 16 minutes and 42 seconds
BingoBoingo: http://valleywag.gawker.com/how-quickly-a-genius-startup-can-tank-1599840136/+laceydonohue
assbot: How Quickly a "Genius" Startup Can Tank
mircea_popescu: "Bitcoin is not the unit of account, as you are not held accountable for that unit by anyone."
mircea_popescu: herp.
mircea_popescu: says scammer getting ripped a new one in a thread dedicated to how he's lost people's btc
mircea_popescu: Bloodhound had everything going for it. TechCrunch once hailed the tradeshow app as "genius" and Peter Thiel lead a $3 million investment round in the "blowing up" company.
mircea_popescu: how is this possible!
BingoBoingo: From the comments >>
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BingoBoingo: "they ultimately signed a five-year lease for $31,667 a month in rent (plus $564 in fees)—more than six times the amount the arts collective had been previously paying." When you get taken that badly by a LANDLORD in a negotiation, maybe business isn't the right line of work for you. Disgraceful.
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.MINE] 50 @ 0.01415 = 0.7075 BTC [+]
mircea_popescu: the author sounds like a butthurt artsy chick upset that money exists.
mircea_popescu: and her name is Kevin Montgomery, which is apt.
[]bot: Bet placed: 3.355 BTC for No on "Krautzes send France home" http://bitbet.us/bet/987/ Odds: 56(Y):44(N) by coin, 56(Y):44(N) by weight. Total bet: 12.60838675 BTC. Current weight: 93,229.
punkman: punkman: http://bitbet.us/bet/983/bitcoin-volatility-august-over-200/ <- links to http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=^GSPC
assbot: BitBet - Bitcoin volatility August over $200 :: 0.19 B (78%) on Yes, 0.06 B (22%) on No | closing in 1 month 2 weeks | weight: 98`203 (100`000 to 1)
assbot: ^GSPC: Summary for S&P 500- Yahoo! Finance
BingoBoingo: lol
punkman: oh there's a comment, never mind
BingoBoingo: Butthurt Artsy chick vs. Failing startup burn rate
mircea_popescu: punkman yeah
punkman: my gold bet made it, yay
punkman: bet the other guy is butthurt
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo match made in heaven huh ? i saw this film cca 1940, back when cagney was the fronteer ruffian and whoever the fuck was the boston damsel
mircea_popescu: http://bitbet.us/bet/988/argentina-beats-belgium/ << someone dump this on reddit btw ? im kinda fond of the description
assbot: BitBet - Argentina beats Belgium :: 11.06 B (64%) on Yes, 6.27 B (36%) on No | closing in 2 days 2 hours | weight: 96`953 (100`000 to 10`000)
BingoBoingo: Rofl! Nothing at all is New!!!
punkman: http://bitbet.us/media/images/ads/bit445.jpg <- "leading sports sport book" heh
mircea_popescu: people are missing out on perhaps the only good advertising deal in bitcoin, what can i say.
mircea_popescu: wait a god damned fucking second. 10k sq foot space in sf mission
mircea_popescu: people are bitching about 30k rent ?!
asciilifeform: lol!
mircea_popescu: they want to pay... 50 cents a square foot ?!
mircea_popescu: what sort of paralel universe is gawker living in. you can't get residential in seattle for 50 cents a sq foot
trinque: I think the point was they had no business renting it
asciilifeform: where does one get 50 cents? aircraft hangar in kazahstan ?
mircea_popescu: seems they did.
mircea_popescu: asciilifeform my main place in ro was ~7k sq feet and it cost me like .3 per
mircea_popescu: but THATS ME
mircea_popescu: wtf.
trinque: I'm still trying to figure out what's "genius" about a tradeshow app
mike_c: i think i'm paying $3.50, unfortunately out of my own pocket and not some VC
mircea_popescu: this is a fucking joke, this article.
mircea_popescu: "what conventional business cvould afford 3-4 per sq foot " ?!?!
mircea_popescu: i dunno, how about a fucking lemonade stand.
mike_c: ^ could be said about any gawker article
mircea_popescu: selling nails
mircea_popescu: your average sf escort could aford a 50k sq foot place to fuck in
trinque: http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/23/bloodhound-event-app/
assbot: Conference App Bloodhound’s Genius Growth Strategy Attracts $3M Series A Led By Thiel’s FF Angel | TechCrunch
trinque: what a visionary app
trinque: words have lost their meaning
mircea_popescu: you know, just because a bunch of tards drunk methanol and are now blind
mircea_popescu: doesn't mean the sun has lost its shine
asciilifeform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uabkPEgpOiY
assbot: Silicon Valley 1x07 - Jared - Facial recognition app - YouTube
asciilifeform: ^ relevant
BingoBoingo can't wait till startups concern themselves with Burn rate and move to the Mojave in tents
trinque: asciilifeform: haha
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 4200 @ 0.00081503 = 3.4231 BTC [-]
mircea_popescu: "We’d like to thank our wonderful community of nearly 10 years for helping us co-create a space that showcased the immeasurable talent, passion, and diversity of San Francisco’s artists, activists, makers, thinkers, and dreamers. We hope that this vision of shared responsibility and radical inclusion extends beyond the life of the organization."
mircea_popescu: i think immeasurable is the right word.
mircea_popescu: "When Million Fishes started at the corner of 23rd and Bryant in 2003, the gallery windows were boarded shut and drugs were sold on the street outside. When the gallery became a live space, it made the street less attractive for drug dealing, but it also helped usher in the wave of gentrification that has now overtaken us."
mircea_popescu: check that out, hippy chicks propose they drove out the thugs
mircea_popescu: with free love.
asciilifeform: this - the google bus smashers again?
mircea_popescu: no idea
trinque: mircea_popescu: thugs hate radical acceptance and trust
trinque: it is their natural enemy
mircea_popescu: totally.
asciilifeform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRNEUc5k7Jw << also relevant (same movie)
assbot: Silicon Valley (HBO) - Parking Lot App. Scene - YouTube
mircea_popescu: also, no artist ever did drugs.
mircea_popescu: there are also numerous cases of ex drug lords turned into reddit feminists by being held captive in a san francisco commune for two weeks.
mircea_popescu: there are hwoever no known cases of abducted retarded artsy chicks that spend the next decade whoring.
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mircea_popescu: also, patty hearst is not a historical character.
mircea_popescu: (who definitely didn't marry her... bodyguard, afterwards)
benkay: done with client work for the weekend wooooooooooo
benkay: celebrating american independence day in true cascadian fashion by going up to the forest with the babe and the dog
assbot: [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 1800 @ 0.00081713 = 1.4708 BTC [+]
benkay: poopin in the bull run
benkay: oh yeah, subject of the Bull Run, water *sucks* in Argentina.
benkay: leastaways bsas
assbot: [HAVELOCK] [B.MINE] 52 @ 0.0142 = 0.7384 BTC [+] {2}
mircea_popescu: vilavicencio is ok
davout: such priceless -> http://www.cupfoundation.net/
assbot: The Foundation
davout: "supports state/country tax recovery and is speculation resistant."
mircea_popescu: What is ⊔?
mircea_popescu: ⊔ is pronounced /kʌp/ and is Unicode character U+2294.
mircea_popescu: these fucktards. THAT is what i wanna hear first ?
benkay: dafuq?
mircea_popescu: in what parallel universe is THAT what interests me ? what are we, in junior high ?
davout: yo, create currency, select unicode character, work done
mircea_popescu: they've been derping in bars for a year now
davout: after reading this i had the weird urge to re-watch the feincoin video
mircea_popescu: stil don't have an elevator speech
mircea_popescu: http://www.cupfoundation.net/ig_relation.svg
mircea_popescu: this has got to be the world's most fucktarded graphic.
mircea_popescu: i desire the ability to rescind highschool diplomas via gribble.
davout: the guy also derps about another virtual currency, the euro-franc
davout: unfortunately this shit isn't translated to english -> http://cupfoundation.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/faq-eurofranc/
assbot: FAQ Eurofranc | Foundation
mircea_popescu: ;;send everyone involved with cupfoundation back to 5th grade kthx
gribble: Error: "send" is not a valid command.
davout: basically the idea behind eurofranc is that bitcoin is a scam
davout: and that everyone should be entitled to free money every month
mircea_popescu: herp.
davout: srsly, pankkake Apocalyptic read dat shit if you need a good laugh
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mircea_popescu: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-Bikila-EVO-Womens.htm << omg the shoesock lives!
benkay: oh heck yeah
benkay: you should see the nerds all bedecked
mircea_popescu: lol
mircea_popescu: why, it gets you laid ?
benkay: comfy?
mircea_popescu: o they are ?
benkay: ;;google nonconformity competence
gribble: The Red Sneakers Effect: Inferring Status and Competence from ...: <http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=45809>; The Red Sneakers Effect: Inferring Status and Competence from ...: <http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/download.aspx?name=The+Red+Sneakers+Effect+2014.pdf>; Nonconformity, Competence, and Influence in Groups: A Test ... - Jstor: <http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095064>
mircea_popescu: i thought they're supposed to be like for running.
benkay: super comfy.
mircea_popescu: it'd drive me fucking nuts to have shit between my toes.
benkay: i mean ultrathin soled shoes in general.
benkay: provided you don't mind prancing around on your toes, that is. heel striking is only viable when you've got padding under your heel.
benkay: try it on concrete in bare feet, see what i mean.
mircea_popescu: no ty, i'm old enough to know exactly what shoes i want.
punkman: I had a pair of those, they were very comfortable indeed
mircea_popescu: shoes for people that kick no butts.
punkman: http://www.vivobarefoot.com/eu/mens <- these guys have thin soles and you don't have to look like a clown
assbot: Mens Shoes | Barefoot Trainers | VIVOBAREFOOT
davout: i can't wait to report on persianshoes.com
benkay: pff that's what the ass-kickin shoes are for
benkay: "hang on a sec, i gotta put on my ass-kickin shoes and kick your ass. don't go anywhere."
mircea_popescu: punkman they seem like perhaps a credible variant in between making the girls go barefoot everwhere and odd duality.
mircea_popescu: provided they have nude colors rather than clown palette
punkman: the fivefingers?
mircea_popescu: ya
benkay: i was hoping for magic fingers, tbqh
punkman: yeah might not look so bad on some more delicate feet, but on mine...
benkay: another bullshit thing about thevibrams is that they're essentially a heat-sealed plastic bag for your feet.
mircea_popescu: benkay o is it actually polymer ?
punkman: they have some good fabrics
benkay: my first set were.
mircea_popescu: scratch that then
benkay: who knows if their fancy variants are as well, or if they've solved the 'breathing' problem.
punkman: I had the open ones, they were pretty airy
benkay: well tchyeah the open ones would be
punkman: they had a waterproof boot version back in the day
punkman: was hilarious
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benkay: i think they're great. get intimate with the street etc.
benkay: that said, they're not classy at all, and the only performance footwear i actually require are carbon-fiber bike shoes.
benkay: which are *also* fucking great.
mircea_popescu: what sort of a whore's phylosophy is that.
mircea_popescu: i ain't about to get intimate with the street ON THE STREET
mircea_popescu: S TERMS
benkay: some amount of sarcasm...
mircea_popescu: o
benkay: but also it's a prophylactic lol
benkay: 'cause the fuckers seal, you see
jurov is on lookout for new shoes too
jurov: had adidas buckskin sneakers with thin and flexible soles
jurov: that took 5 years of abuse
jurov: dunno if i find anything like today
trinque: how could we jam an encrypted p2p chat app into facebook?
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mircea_popescu: facebookchain ?
trinque: mircea_popescu: my thought is that the plebs use facebook and aren't likely to switch
trinque: so if some white knight wanted to get them to encrypt their chats he'd have to do so from within
punkman: trinque: you can do OTR on facebook
punkman: !google facebook otr
trinque: punkman: yep if you use XMPP right?
punkman: yeah but if both parties have an XMPP client, why even use facebook
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jurov: yeah that won't even help if they chat via fb website
punkman: jurov, but we can do it in the browser!!!111!
jurov: is there some easy to use plugin?
jurov: at least?
punkman: the answer is fuck facebook
dignork: jurov: yeah, for pidgin :(
kyuupichan: Gonna take a miracle for me to be flat on bitbet this yr.
kyuupichan: ;;bc,stats
gribble: Current Blocks: 309080 | Current Difficulty: 1.6818461371161112E10 | Next Difficulty At Block: 310463 | Next Difficulty In: 1383 blocks | Next Difficulty In About: 1 week, 2 days, 21 hours, 5 minutes, and 8 seconds | Next Difficulty Estimate: 15891657670.6 | Estimated Percent Change: -5.51063
kyuupichan: http://bitbet.us/bet/871/bitcoin-difficulty-to-fall-in-2014/
assbot: BitBet - Bitcoin difficulty to fall in 2014 :: 1.3 B (35%) on Yes, 2.44 B (65%) on No | closing in 5 months 2 weeks | weight: 83`253 (100`000 to 1)
kyuupichan: Still no-one tempted
benkay: betting against diff?
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