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Thursday, 27 February, Year 6 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

You know the intro.

    benkay I hope you're picking up on the sarcasm around 'business model and shit'.
    mircea_popescu I am 12 and what is sarcasm ?

    benkay It's pretty sad man.
    mircea_popescu Sadgasm.

    benkay Dev: "oh these guys have some boring business that makes money". Me: ?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Dudes foot the bill for the whole night, none of the nerds are willing to step within ten feet of them.
    mircea_popescu Lol.

    benkay I don't fucking get it.
    mircea_popescu Didn't I just say that above re twitter ? :D

    benkay I stand up and talk about esoteric shit for twenty minutes, go talk to these dudes, they buy me drinks all night and tell me war stories about breaking relatives out of the Shah's basement gaol, climbing El Capitan with proto-burners, pre-Burning Man. Everyone else is going on about something in python lib 3. I MEAN SERIOUSLY GET YOUR HEADS TOGETHER.
    mircea_popescu You're clearly a traitor to the holy cause of geekery. Careful who you tell or you may end up convicted to six months' eyeroll therapy.

    benkay I ain't nobody's anything. Everyone knows I'm only peripherally interested in technology as a tool to make shitloads of money. Expectations is well-managed. Hyphens is well-deployed. My shit is TIGHT. If undercapitalized.
    mircea_popescu What for, to buy a senator ?

    benkay To prototype subsea mining drones.
    mircea_popescu And robot nucular subs ?

    benkay Pff subs.
    mircea_popescu Subs are cool.

    jurov IPO it on Havelock, like DEEPMINING.
    benkay Manned submersibles? How are manned submersibles not the worst engineering decision you could make?
    mircea_popescu You missed the robot part ? A robot nuclear submarine is perhaps one of the best power projectors available.

    benkay Fine, fine. (But for the record robotic does not exclude manned.)
    jurov Until someone hacks it.
    mircea_popescu It never needs to surface. And it can communicate on MPEx protocol.

    jurov Lol.
    mircea_popescu Hehe. Anyway : aircraft easy to spot. A well designed sub is impossible to spot. Aircraft impossible to make large enough for nuclear power to work. Submarines pretty much only work as nukes.

    jurov LAUNCH|caliber|qty|target
    mircea_popescu Lolz. Actually, check it out : robot 3d printing nuclear marine exploatation sub. It just sits on the bottom of the sea, like 3-4 miles long, half a mile thick sort of catfish and it just makes more of itself.

    benkay Kombucha armaments.
    mircea_popescu Then one day, they emerge. I think we have a decent sf novel premise here.

    benkay I thought we agreed "no grey goo"!
    mircea_popescu Nono, these never run amok. They just disciplinedly reorganise the world.

    B007 I know someone who'll write it.
    mircea_popescu I can't imagine a better metaphore for Bitcoin. There's all these people on the surface redditing about shit. Meanwhile, in the depths...

    B007 Lol
    mircea_popescu Soon enough the UK falls into the sea. Because the undersubs thought it expedient to cut an eighty mile tall hole in the bedrock supporting it. Because pretty crystals. Various US senators make proclamations about how intolerable this is. The subs care, deeply.

Even as we speak.

Category: Cuvinte Sfiinte
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2 Responses

  1. Sadly, the UK peeps gonna dig holes under them all by themselves. And not even for some crystals, just for shale farts.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 27 February 2014

    There is that, too.

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