herbijud1estoids mircea_popescu: do you have a formal education in finance of any sort?
mircea_popescu No. I have a personal education in finance.
herbijud1estoids Hope someone has congratulated you on the awesome thing you built and if not, congrats!
mircea_popescu Ty. It does happen occasionally. As a rule though, people lack the intellectual sophistication to have and use the tools to discern it, and then the time to do it. So for all practical purposes, allow me to welcome you into the church of MPEx scientology lol.
herbijud1estoids Lul. I only looked at pympex today and when I was reading the FAQ about "SPLIT" I thought goddamn genius.
mircea_popescu You know ppl sort-of bitched at me about it, and I think they still don't think it's right but mostly take my word for it.
herbijud1estoids Seems right to me.
mircea_popescu Anyway. I do believe it's more about what it'll hopefully blossom into than what it is yet. Jus' needs some time to accrete people.
herbijud1estoids Anyway I should really bed. Was supposed to wake up early and hassle some engineers in San Fran but i got distracted watching Boogie Nights.
mircea_popescu Did you like that ?!
herbijud1estoids I watched it cos Hoffman died and it was his first movie.
mircea_popescu I tried to watch Capote and I couldn't get through the whole thing.i
herbijud1estoids Never seen it before, some of the scenes at the start I thought were amazing...like the first time the guy catches his wife cheating on him.ii
mircea_popescu Man's best performance is Flawless, no dispute possible.
herbijud1estoids My fav. movie with him in it is Charlie Wilson's War, but I guess its a subject matter thing. I think Rambo 4 and Charlie Wilson's War should be mandatory viewing for all american citizens :P
mircea_popescu Wtf. Why not Some Came Running and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
ThickAsThieves "I tried to watch Capote and I couldn't get through the whole thing." --- me too!
herbijud1estoids Rambo 4? Back when the Taliban were the "brave and fearless men and women of Afghanistan fighting for their freedom" to which the movie was dedicated. Haven't you seen it man! Omg... Rambo takes the game right to those pesky commie bastards!
herbijud1estoids How dare they invade Afghanistan!
ThickAsThieves "Or in other words, while the sauce for the goose works just fine for the gander, this point is well wasted on vegetarians : the stuff they eat doesn’t even have gender." << Cuz we mostly eat the gendery parts!
mircea_popescu Interestingly enough that's true huh. Who knew vegans are dedicated to a strict regimen of gonads.
herbijud1estoids Oh shit thats the wrong one, its rambo3! http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jan/16/vegans-stomach-unpalatable-truth-quinoa
ozbot Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa? | Joanna Blythman | Comment is free | thegua
herbijud1estoids Troll teh hippiez! That came out today, obviously a moron funded by the cow council or something, but great to rile up the vegans with.
mircea_popescu The cow council lol. Their HQ is in the Diablo cow level. Worst guy among them is Beefenstick Frozenfist.iii
herbijud1estoids Dude I am not gonna sit here and try and come up with a more evil cow related name than that.
ThickAsThieves It makes no sense.
jcpham Beefenstick Frozenfist winner winner.
mircea_popescu ThickAsThieves rakanishu. Wait wait, the author's name is Joanna Blythe-man ?! This is trolling, right ? "Joanna Blythe-man on crop blights".
ThickAsThieves "Joanna Blythman is an food writer, investigative journalist and broadcaster"
mircea_popescu If only it said "bloadcaster" ill. Also this entire convo has to be bashed somehow.
ThickAsThieves That's what Trilema is for, to bash the unbashable.
mircea_popescu I guess. Besides, there's a nice flattery bit at the top huh. Aite, brb.
- Because it fucking sucks, fails to go anywhere, all characterisation of the lead and no story whatsoever. Which is not only bad for the direct reason but also because it forces H into more spotlight than he can handle which results in such ham ;/ blergh.
I watched "Promises! Promises!" right after, which is symetrically bad : all story (boring, droning, impossibly bad story) and no characterisation. Other than the girl's tits, of course. Voila, Mansfield :
- I didn't even remember this at first, but it's the tech guy that goes postal. Indeed, arguably one of the better parts of the movie, that slut of a wife of his. There's also the scene where rollerchick tries to lay an old highschool mate in the limo. But other than that the entire thing is awful, sort-of like Arnold Schwarzenegger's lifestory level of awful. I don't enjoy watching the comings and goings of the marginally retarded. [↩]
- Hot damn, remember The Council ? [↩]