Forum logs for 22 Dec 2014

Sunday, 24 November, Year 11 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu
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mircea_popescu !up jasonjuta [11:45]
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mircea_popescu hey there j. [11:45]
mircea_popescu and hello all! [11:45]
mircea_popescu BingoBoingo loved the article btw. [11:45]
BingoBoingo mircea_popescu: Thank you. [11:46]
BingoBoingo mircea_popescu: I left an easter egg in the article for asciilifeform [11:46]
mircea_popescu jurov any chance reddit will get DERPified? << mebbe, i'dhave to look into it. if it does it won't be this year. [11:46]
Adlai how about "F.NAST", evoking both the corporate relative, and the place's general smell [11:49]
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mircea_popescu i think nast sold. [11:50]
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mircea_popescu currently owned by some fraud vehicle basically. [11:51]
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thestringpuller oh lok [11:52]
assbot [HAVELOCK] [AMHASH3] 4100 @ 0.0012 = 4.92 BTC [11:53]
mircea_popescu Adlai if anything it'd be s.advc or something. except they're insulated iirc, so... [11:53]
Adlai advc? [11:53]
mircea_popescu speaking of corporations without official headquarters. [11:53]
Adlai and why would it be an S? [11:53]
mircea_popescu Advance Publications, teh newhouse family thing. [11:54]
Adlai ah [11:54]
mircea_popescu all derps are s. [11:54]
Adlai er aren't they D? [11:54]
Adlai we both derped [11:54]
mircea_popescu lol myeah [11:54]
mircea_popescu oops :p [11:55]
Adlai the fuckup fairy loves a threesome [11:55]
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* Adlai keeps reading [11:55]
assbot The Crowdsourcing Scam - The Baffler ... ( ) [11:55]
thestringpuller oh its a mircea_popescu [11:56]
mircea_popescu hey tsp [11:57]
fluffypony pircea_momescu [11:57]
thestringpuller dunno if reddit will ever be profitable long term. it's like borderline derp [11:57]
mircea_popescu ;;google pircea mopescu [11:59]
gribble Cutremur in Costa Rica pe Trilema - Un blog de Mircea Popescu.: [11:59]
mircea_popescu NOT NEW! [11:59]
Adlai reddit will be rather profitable if they can increase by an order of magnitude the number of casual bitcoin dabblers, while watching their every breath, move, bond, and step [12:01]
mircea_popescu unlikely. [12:02]
mircea_popescu this is like saying that the spanish empire could be quite profitable if "it increases" the number of jews inhabiting it. for one thing, it's not the empire increasing it, for the other, they'll fuck it up [12:02]
mircea_popescu because they don't have the mind in the right place. [12:02]
Adlai they wouldn't be making money off the amount of wealth transfered, though. they'd be making money per successful ad targeting. [12:03]
thestringpuller Adlai: their ad system is terrible. [12:03]
mircea_popescu lolk,. [12:03]
mircea_popescu they'd make money selling leavened bread to moses ? [12:03]
mircea_popescu this plan that could possibly go wrong.jpg [12:04]
thestringpuller why do that when you can just get mana from God? [12:04]
Adlai s/will/could potentially, should they properly leverage their position etcetcblabla/ [12:04]
mircea_popescu these theoretical potentials, you know ? men could breastfeed if they leveraged their boobs. [12:04]
thestringpuller uh? [12:05]
mircea_popescu pigs could fly if only they batted their ears fast enough! [12:05]
thestringpuller ^- i think you mean elephants [12:05]
mircea_popescu elephants are too heavy :D [12:05]
thestringpuller it's funny how reddit consistently can't pay bills due to more users using it... [12:07]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 22128 @ 0.00066494 = 14.7138 BTC [-] [12:07]
thestringpuller "We are a victim of our own success" [12:07]
BingoBoingo thestringpuller: You just don't know how the world works!!! [12:07]
Adlai dunno. seems to me like they're just trying to get their edge in the graph-coloring race, in whatever way seems opportune right now. not saying anything about the likelihood of any individual participant to come out ahead, but there is a race and somebody will be winning it. [12:08]
thestringpuller graph coloring race? aren't coloring books for toddlers? [12:08]
mircea_popescu im with adlai. [12:10]
mircea_popescu they're trying to be the biggest pony express company this side of the railroad, because such is the way things go. [12:10]
Adlai "coloring" is probably the wrong word for this: turning the bitcoin transaction/address graph into a bitcoin transaction/[corporate]person graph [12:10]
mircea_popescu a, not what i thought you meant. [12:11]
Adlai what do you mean by pony express? [12:11]
mircea_popescu what i thought you meant was : 1. people will make up numbers, irrespective of any reality, because it's what people do ; 2. those numbers will be put on an arbitrary graph ; 3. there will be a race to pretend meaning out of this meaningless combo. which race we call "painting the graph" [12:11]
mircea_popescu sort-of like obama sitting in front of a line angled from the bottom left to the upper right, for no particular reason, that "represents" the "people", neither quoted symbols meaningful to any degree. [12:12]
Adlai that race is only worth watching if there are some real captains of industry bidding on the fastest horse [12:12]
mircea_popescu or just like a ceo stands in front of the same holy line, supposedly his performance somewhere in therer. [12:12]
Adlai meanwhile it'll be fun to see how they conjure up an insecure security [12:13]
mircea_popescu so in this sense, they wish to be the biggest provider of obsolete nonsense to the new world of novel nonsense. [12:13]
Adlai well they're already the frontpage of nonsense :) [12:13]
mircea_popescu so is timecube. [12:14]
mircea_popescu nonsense has this blessed ability to carry an infinite number of front pages. [12:14]
BingoBoingo Oh, a quality control meme [12:15]
assbot ... ( ) [12:15]
BingoBoingo mircea_popescu: Well I thought that one of the timecube's essential points. [12:15]
thestringpuller ;;ud timecube [12:15]
mircea_popescu holy shit the chinese actually understand why chinese women are ugly ?! [12:15]
gribble | Referring to Used to describe someone or something that is so stupid it tears at the very fabric of reality. [12:15]
Adlai what's the financial incentive to paint these graphs? somebody must be subsidizing for companies to compete over it, even if it's just inadvertent subsidizing by clueless VC bagholders [12:15]
* mircea_popescu head blown [12:16]
mircea_popescu Adlai it's much simpler than that. confine three people in a space, notice they will talk. the stuff they talk about is unimportant, to them and everyone else. [12:16]
mircea_popescu this same fundmental process is at work in "business". [12:16]
Adlai ok, true. how about: "the steve pavlinas of the world" [12:17]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 26642 @ 0.00067461 = 17.973 BTC [+] {2} [12:17]
mircea_popescu that name seems familiar but wtf is it [12:17]
Adlai you read enough of his nonsense and you'll find a bit of sense, but the SNR is woefully low [12:18]
mircea_popescu o the weirdo guru/ex convict nut. [12:18]
Adlai [12:18]
assbot Personal Development for Smart People - Steve Pavlina ... ( ) [12:18]
mircea_popescu is this the guy that's married to the beached whale spiritualist ? [12:18]
mircea_popescu erika or something [12:18]
mircea_popescu [12:18]
assbot Erin Pavlina ... ( ) [12:18]
mircea_popescu not no more lol [12:18]
thestringpuller lol my work says that's a malcious url [12:19]
thestringpuller LOL [12:19]
thestringpuller that i [12:19]
thestringpuller s [12:19]
mircea_popescu meh, malicious. kinda dumb, but then again... [12:19]
Adlai things seemed to have gone downhill after the original reason that i'm familiar with this guy: [12:20]
assbot Polyphasic Sleep ... ( ) [12:20]
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mircea_popescu all you weirdos fucking with your sleep i swear... [12:20]
mircea_popescu why! just let it be omg. [12:20]
BingoBoingo !b 4 [12:20]
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Adlai this is the only instance i've found of somebody claiming to pull this off properly, and then return to "normal" just for convenience [12:20]
mircea_popescu if normalcy is convenient then wtf was he doing anyway [12:21]
mircea_popescu "Erin Pavlina is a highly gifted intuitive counselor who connects with your spirit guides to provide you information and insights that will help you on your path. " [12:22]
mircea_popescu holy shit, she should hire herself. [12:22]
Adlai look at their domains. they get divorced and cut the house in half? [12:23]
mircea_popescu i knew a number of chicks that got divorced while owning a one room apartment with hubby, so put a curtain down the middle. [12:24]
mircea_popescu imagine, sharing the tiny ass bathroom with your ex [12:25]
BingoBoingo Imagine if the only room was the bathroon! [12:28]
mircea_popescu there's this ancient tradition among german tribes transplanted in transylvania, that a couple may only divorce after having spent a day in a tiny hut with a single plate, spoon, stool etc. [12:29]
Adlai how about a couple may only get married after spending two weeks in that hut [12:34]
mircea_popescu no because they'll fuck in any case after which the guy won't marry. [12:38]
BingoBoingo !b 6 [12:39]
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BingoBoingo So how is this vacation going? Still growing tits? [12:41]
mircea_popescu lol [12:41]
mircea_popescu bathing in black forest atm [12:41]
mircea_popescu (it's a kind of cake) [12:41]
BingoBoingo Ah, we have that here. Or at least a fascimile of it. Hard to tell here. [12:45]
mircea_popescu im having my own version tho. no whipped cream. all home made. [12:45]
BingoBoingo Nice [12:45]
mircea_popescu homemade cakes are one of those religious experiences that put the innocent at risk of fundamentally altering their life. a steak gets ruined through the industrial process, of course, but somehow not quite to the degree [12:47]
mircea_popescu cakes made by machines however... they're not really cakes. [12:47]
mircea_popescu just the margerine alone. it's like instead of exanguinating the beast, you'd replace its blood with brake fluid, then butcher it. [12:49]
mircea_popescu imagine, brake fluid steak! [12:49]
BingoBoingo OMG Great idea, but instead of brake fluid... Wine transfusion for the cow before steaking it. [12:50]
mircea_popescu im kinda curious why that never happened. [12:50]
mircea_popescu a good six gallons of middling burgundy should do the trick. [12:50]
BingoBoingo I really dunno. [12:51]
mircea_popescu i guess if we ever make the bitcoin ranch it's getting tried. [12:51]
BingoBoingo I mean alternately instead of beering up the cows like the Japanese do, it might be worth raising some seriously alcoholic cows. [12:53]
assbot [HAVELOCK] [AMHASH3] 993 @ 0.0012 = 1.1916 BTC [12:54]
mircea_popescu nah [12:54]
BingoBoingo The offal might have to go to some food recyclers, but ptobably get hella marbling in the meat. [12:55]
mircea_popescu that doesn't work, herbivores get liver damage then the meat gets poisoned with fifty thousand different byproducts of a broken liver. [12:55]
BingoBoingo Ah [12:55]
Adlai stem cells! [12:55]
mircea_popescu the main reason herbivore meat is so good (and we don't eat cat) is that its liver is so big and its diet so simple that the meat becomes very narrow, chemically [12:55]
Adlai graphene filters! [12:55]
Adlai cmon people, we can figure this one out [12:55]
mircea_popescu burn the withc. [12:55]
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Naphex o/ [13:13]
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assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 28932 @ 0.00066445 = 19.2239 BTC [-] {2} [13:20]
mircea_popescu heya Naphex [13:22]
Naphex hey hey [13:22]
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davout Naphex: hello [13:25]
davout how's the thing going? [13:25]
Naphex dunno [13:25]
Naphex seems still up [13:26]
davout im kinda curious as to why messages from seemingly you and your associate are still up on the frontpage [13:26]
Naphex no idea, that guy went full retard and just wrote shit on the news page [13:28]
Naphex i'm waiting to be cited to give any explinations, not talking to that shithead otherwise:p [13:28]
davout and he left the item about users being advised to empty their accounts? [13:29]
Naphex he mostly did everything, i just quit and fucked off when he started rageing [13:29]
Naphex including all the shitty announces [13:30]
Naphex "Oh woes, i do not have control on the servers, i have to manually check each transaction" [13:31]
Naphex you gotta figure what happened after he posted that [13:31]
Naphex every dude on the internet started sending him a screenshot [13:31]
Naphex so i wish him good luck [13:32]
davout lol [13:34]
davout "please prove your balance" [13:34]
Naphex yep [13:34]
davout "sure, have a screenshot" [13:34]
davout derp [13:34]
Naphex the servers only send to any queue with user confirmation (email, otp, password [13:35]
Naphex so btc all works fine [13:35]
Naphex but he decided to fuck with anyone with some fiat to withdraw [13:35]
mircea_popescu if only they had gpg [13:35]
davout mircea_popescu: what took you so long [13:35]
davout :D [13:35]
mircea_popescu i'm writing :) [13:36]
davout jurov: building a magazine? [13:50]
jurov let's see what emerge phrack does... [13:51]
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thestringpuller "gpg users unaffected" very similar to "bitcoin user unaffected" [13:53]
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jurov feel free to have fun here [13:57]
assbot Bug 533314 – please stabilize app-doc/phrack , app-doc/phrack-all ... ( ) [13:57]
assbot [HAVELOCK] [AMHASH3] 893 @ 0.0012 = 1.0716 BTC {2} [13:59]
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assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 16800 @ 0.00067249 = 11.2978 BTC [+] [14:20]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 17666 @ 0.00067287 = 11.8869 BTC [+] {3} [14:26]
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assbot [HAVELOCK] [AMHASH3] 2327 @ 0.0012 = 2.7924 BTC {3} [14:29]
assbot [HAVELOCK] [AMHASH3] 1036 @ 0.0012 = 1.2432 BTC {2} [14:32]
assbot [HAVELOCK] [AMHASH3] 1357 @ 0.0012 = 1.6284 BTC [14:42]
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BingoBoingo [14:46]
assbot Belarus Experiences Bonanza/Currency Panic | ... ( ) [14:46]
BingoBoingo !up huseby [14:46]
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jurov soo.. phrack ebuild created a buch of files like /usr/share/doc/phrack/p66_0x01_Introduction.txt.bz2 [14:48]
davout txt.bz2 because your disk space totally is the limiting factor [14:48]
jurov would be way cooler if it compiled code samples,too :D [14:49]
TomServo BingoBoingo: The "show trials" link on the most recent bahahahra/ulbricht article has an errant http:// suffix. [14:57]
TomServo Also, nice article. [14:57]
BingoBoingo Thanks, will fix [15:01]
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danielpbarron jurov, did you get my later tell? [15:06]
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assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 19940 @ 0.00066691 = 13.2982 BTC [-] {2} [15:37]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 29071 @ 0.00065472 = 19.0334 BTC [-] {2} [15:38]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 47249 @ 0.00064925 = 30.6764 BTC [-] {4} [15:40]
mircea_popescu anyone wanna do a coupla bux' paypal payment for me ? [15:40]
danielpbarron i do [15:43]
mircea_popescu ;;ticker [15:49]
gribble Bitstamp BTCUSD ticker | Best bid: 331.63, Best ask: 332.18, Bid-ask spread: 0.55000, Last trade: 332.2, 24 hour volume: 12015.61092957, 24 hour low: 319.9, 24 hour high: 333.95, 24 hour vwap: 326.796030377 [15:49]
assbot [MPEX] [S.MPOE] 37100 @ 0.0006423 = 23.8293 BTC [-] {3} [15:52]
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mircea_popescu laters terrorists! [16:02]
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