mircea_popescu Hey asciilifeform check out the update to The Internet of Shit . Most of them got shut down within 16 hours or somesuch.
asciilifeform Srsly? Then again sp4mz0rz treat ips like toilet paper. Nothing is ever really killed...
mircea_popescu What can I tell ya... I suspect most of this was voluntary, actually. It's good business for them to avoid anything with claws. I expect Trilema is on a blacklist now.
mircea_popescu Which, honestly, is EXACTLY how things should fucking work. There's absolutely nothing wrong with "police brutality", just as long as the brutalized are the losers. Rape is actually right and proper, just as long as the only rape victims are poor women and their children, whatever sex or age. Etcetera. No human claws, no human rights.
asciilifeform Sanitation is still a thing.
mircea_popescu Need I link to the Spanish discussion ? Sanitation is not for everyone.
asciilifeform I was just about to. And the reason the good Count de Alba y Yeltesi was a nut, is that it dun work this way. Without sewer, kings die as well as slaves. Some things don't compartmentalize.
mircea_popescu The reason the good count failed (which has little to do with his being a nut) is that briefly, economic conditions dictated to pretend the worms are "all people". That brief bubble burst, meanwhile. History is back on its sanity track, rather than the exceptional "tail end of industrialism before robotics" moment.
asciilifeform Sanitation dun scale down to 'boutique economy'.
mircea_popescu What do you mean ?
asciilifeform Well, say mircea_popescu's castle has sanitary fixtures, but surrounding plebeville doesn't.
mircea_popescu Ok. (Which is exactly how things are right now.)
asciilifeform He goes out to collect fucktoys, catches his death.
mircea_popescu Catches nothing. I collected more fucktoys than you collected post parcels, here I am.
asciilifeform Because this isn't what we have now.
mircea_popescu No, because the magical moment of "tail end of industrialism before robotics" are gone. THEN it was a certain way. But then and then only, at no point prior and - if there's any mercy in the heavens - at no point ulterior.
asciilifeform He lives in a 20th c. - style town. With sewer.
mircea_popescu First off, favelas don't have sewage. I was too preoccupied otherwise to take pictures of street - with channel down middle, like 1600 Spain! Do you want to see it ?
asciilifeform mircea_popescu hangs out in favelas?!
mircea_popescu Of course I do! What, where the fuck do you pick up fucktoys, huh ?
asciilifeform Yes! It sounds fascinating.
mircea_popescu Aite, next I go ima try an' keep my mind on the road.
You can take the girl out of the slum, but what does she say to the slum as she's leaving ?
Knowing you was my fate ; leaving you is my pleasure.
Something's better than nothing at all...
"There shall be no confidence given ; no credit extended ; no trust in you and no faith for you." No se fia.
That's Cheezus, the natural coming together of Nuestro Senor Jesu Cristo Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Pikachu and El Comandante Ernestino Rafael de la Luz de la Sonrisa Guevara de la Serna y Llosa-Lynch. They saves.
Do you suppose police get many reports of stolen shopping carts ?
It is to be said, that as far as these things go, this one is better off than most, even if every white hair on your back stands on end looking at the dusky doom. It is also to be said that the only difference between the fifteen and the thirty-five year old female inhabitant is that while both are visibly itching to make my acquaintance, only the younger actually dare approach and open conversation.
- By which I take it he means Gonzalo de Aguilera Munro. [↩]