Forum logs for 10 Jul 2019

Monday, 16 March, Year 12 d.Tr. | Author:
jurov: BingoBoingo: yes, and I meant to cancel it and open a new one [01:51]
mp_en_viaje: jurov, eh, come on. can't just arbitrarily undo auctions because not like the result. [02:19]
mp_en_viaje: there's just not this thing where we walk back in time and "adjust" [02:19]
mp_en_viaje: the experience of the past is there to inform the future, not to reformulate the past, we're not the pantsuit here. [02:19]
mp_en_viaje: http://trilema.com/forum-logs-for-09-jul-2019#2542909 << it satisfies the pillars of asciilifeform 's impotence-protecting thought pattern : a) it's issued through some nebulous, uncontrollable process by some distant and faceless substitute-to-authority [02:50]
a111: Logged on 2019-07-09 15:02 PeterL: asciilifeform: how does the type of passport affect the ability to join in auction? [02:50]
mp_en_viaje: (compare and contrast ballas' "manhood card reissued" article, which obviously i can't find, with either <a href=http://trilema.com/2015/strategy-for-the-antisocial-struggle/>type A</a> or <a href=http://trilema.com/2017/the-universal-plan-for-wealth/>type B</a> actual manhood cards) [02:50]
mp_en_viaje: b) it's practically irrelevant but theoretically involved (the practical irrelevance is important to protect the theoretical involvement from empirical challenges) [02:50]
mp_en_viaje: c) that "theoretical involvement" works through a purely arbitrary tower of chairs sort of arrangement, very much like the well documented pshycological defense of splitting (for the obvious reason). this is important to protect the theoretical involvement from deductive callenges. [02:50]
mp_en_viaje: by the exact same logic, amerigo vespucci can't get to america to have it named after himself -- because lacking a passport issued by the femgendered king of tenochtitlan, he can't reproduce the described and pre-occurring voyage of columbus. sorry amerigo, we're gonna have to call america something else now. [02:50]
mp_en_viaje: speaking of, did someone have a complete ballas archive somewhere ? i'd like to re-reat that article. [02:50]
mp_en_viaje: lobbes, maybe ? or was it spyked ? [02:50]
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-07-09#1922201 << it does not. [02:56]
a111: Logged on 2019-07-09 16:49 lobbes_field: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-07-09#1922193 << it does not. Though I'm open to changing its behavior if it seems like a good idea [02:56]
mp_en_viaje: the creator's bid is called the reserve price, and is stated as "opening for X" [02:56]
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-07-09#1922203 << you could conceivably take the step of separating your need and your behaviour. sum up what you need per year, divide it by 52, take yourself whatever margin you feel like / judge adequate, and announce a regular weekly auction period. "they start at noon gmt each wed and close at 10am each thurs" or w/e such a thing. and then STICK TO IT!!!! unlike the "i publish on so a [03:09]
a111: Logged on 2019-07-09 16:58 BingoBoingo: Anyways, thinking on how the exchange rate is moving at a more lively clip... Would it make sense to shorten the duration of the auction for the larger Datacenter parcel? Auction opens the 8th between 0:01 and 1:30 UTC and 25 or 26 hours later on the 9th, and keep doing that month after month. [03:09]
mp_en_viaje: nd so day, clear out your schedule" utter failure, resulting in the predictable "waah, nobody reads my thing". [03:09]
mp_en_viaje: this "ima auction when i need, what i need, and god help me" approach clearly requires a much larger downstream market than you have available. [03:09]
mp_en_viaje: moreover, if the price swings too fast for you, something like this is the only available save and it has to be weekly because you clearly don't have the infrastructure to handle daily. [03:10]
bvt: mp_en_viaje: https://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2013/01/no_self-respecting_woman_would.html [03:10]
mp_en_viaje: bvt tyvm! [03:10]
scriba: TypeError: argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable (file "modules/archive.py", line 59, in archive_a_url) [03:10]
mp_en_viaje: an arrangement like this was the implicit counterparty to the http://btcbase.org/log/2019-06-06#1917494 inquiry. the idea behind it is that if a) you need 3k each quarter and $800 each month (random numbers, whatever) and b) you figured out this sums to 22l year and you want to at all times sit on 15% of that ie 3300 for safety then c) you're running weekly auctions for about $400 (which is very accessible for every [03:19]
a111: Logged on 2019-06-06 11:33 mircea_popescu: asciilifeform, BingoBoingo how's the status, are you rather short or rather long dubaloo liquidity ? [03:19]
mp_en_viaje: one, mocky won't have to "wait ten days for me") and d) can readily answer questions like that from me, because either your 3300 looks more like $450 and holy shit help or else it looks more like $4500 and plox take some cash off of me. [03:19]
mp_en_viaje: ie, i'm trying to help you here, but i'm trying to help you as if you were an adult running an actual business. [03:19]
mp_en_viaje: can't persevere with this 12yo running fantasy baseball teams approach to life. [03:19]
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-07-09#1922235 << speaking of http://btcbase.org/log/2019-06-27#1920374 what a coincidence. [03:26]
a111: Logged on 2019-07-09 22:46 feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/07/poland-pursuing-repatriation-of-gold-reserves-from-airstrip-one/ << Qntra -- Poland Pursuing Repatriation Of Gold Reserves From Airstrip One [03:26]
a111: Logged on 2019-06-27 16:00 mp_en_viaje: asciilifeform, absolutely not. us barely even figures here. [03:26]
mp_en_viaje: https://archive.is/Aty0a/ffd59b4712d8ec57238a582cd10b708d4cc5225a.jpg << fucking wudnerbar pic too! [03:27]
mp_en_viaje: meanwhile archive.is started importing a metric shitton of yandex-hosted javascript, most of which is broken. what the fuck is wrong with people / [04:21]
mp_en_viaje: https://mc.yandex.ru/metrika/tag.js << wtf is that dumb shit. [04:22]
mp_en_viaje: and re that fantasy.... [04:29]
mp_en_viaje: eh, ima just write the article [04:29]
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/the-business-and-the-fantasy/ << Trilema -- The business and the fantasy [07:13]
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2014-01-31#468835 << in other lulz, 2014 logs are... so fucking weird. 25k words a day for one thing five word lines 0n average for the other. [07:22]
a111: Logged on 2014-01-31 01:02 mircea_popescu: it's a sad time we live in when the close minded burgeois scares the revolutionary artists. [07:22]
diana_coman: not yet enough for more than 5 words per line? lol [08:17]
diana_coman: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-07-10#1922268 -> ~everything is broken so possibly updating-into-conformity with this modern requirement [08:18]
a111: Logged on 2019-07-10 08:21 mp_en_viaje: meanwhile archive.is started importing a metric shitton of yandex-hosted javascript, most of which is broken. what the fuck is wrong with people / [08:18]
mp_en_viaje: nuts [08:19]
mp_en_viaje: diana_coman, yeah, i was thinking earlier, line length may actually be the best proxy available for group cohesion. back then, a lotta randos talking a lotta useless shit. [08:19]
mp_en_viaje: snr not even really measurable for lack of any serious concept of s or n. [08:19]
diana_coman: aha, something like that [08:20]
mp_en_viaje: http://p.bvulpes.com/pastes/C32zX/?raw=true << meanwhile im getting... bitcoin to usd offers as trilema spam [08:21]
diana_coman: lolz how's your strong mood today Sir? [08:22]
mp_en_viaje: my strong mood's kinda weak, tbh. i just opened the fridge and it smells so very eastern european, between the dozen types of pickled mushrooms... i even have kimchi! and smoked eel and whatnot. [08:23]
mp_en_viaje: im a stay at home master, the girls are out working the streets, perhaps ima start on a nice pasta in white sauce thing so it's ready by the time they're back home. [08:24]
mp_en_viaje: maybe i should open a bottle of wine ? i wonder what's happening in days of our li^H^H^H^H^H game of hungers. [08:25]
mp_en_viaje: is it ok to wear make-up if it makes me feel better about myself ? [08:25]
diana_coman: heh the pickled mushrooms thing is one where I gave in and made my own after 6 years+ of trying every possible thing they have in the west by that name [08:25]
diana_coman: as long as the smoked eel doesn't suffer... [08:26]
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/the-bitcoin-discussion/ << Trilema -- The Bitcoin discussion [08:36]
asciilifeform: eastern european... kimchi?! [08:56]
diana_coman: that'd be more eastern than european, lol I took it to mean "fermented" [09:12]
mp_en_viaje: well, the belarussians appreciate korean foods, what can i say. you can buy home-made kimchi from the market here. [10:52]
BingoBoingo: http://btcbase.org/log/2019-07-10#1922263 << I'll sit down at the math table and put together a more literate, forward looking dispatch. Thank you for carrying the stick. [12:34]
a111: Logged on 2019-07-10 07:19 mp_en_viaje: can't persevere with this 12yo running fantasy baseball teams approach to life. [12:34]
mp_en_viaje: list your problems, fucking enumerate their solutions, measure the costs, that's what the fuck rational activity even is! "doing weekly smaller auctions would improve participation and cut down friction costs and our fx risks, but it would introduce transfer costs -- western union / moneygram are like 20 bux per + nwo they get to build their own experimental scheme of my wot cash in mail has a failure rate, i dun [12:37]
mp_en_viaje: no what it is, maybe it's worth measuring, if under 5% ie 20/400 maybe worth doing" and so on and so forth till the cows come home [12:37]
mp_en_viaje: and every single step of the way of them cows coming home === the building of the republican stairwell. cuz how the fuck else. [12:37]
mp_en_viaje: just as long as it's unyieldingly systematic, you're doing something useful. [12:38]
asciilifeform: mp_en_viaje: i actually considered good old cash-in-mail. sticking point is that u.s. mail has become stupidly expensive -- sending even small flatpack (i.e. big enuff for newspaper+benjie) costs nao approx what wu costs [12:54]
mp_en_viaje: i confess the last time i mailed anything hillary clinton still looked like she could turn her life around and become the slutty hottie genetics were proposing all along. [12:55]
asciilifeform: ( interestingly -- there is no Official fatwa against benjies in mail, afaik . simply not +ev, as it is ) [12:55]
mp_en_viaje: merely there as placeholder example. [12:55]
* asciilifeform still gets megatonnes of wu spamola, all in spanish, 'plox to send moar, discount!11 etc' [12:57]
mp_en_viaje: heh [12:59]
mp_en_viaje: speaking of hilary's youth and such cobwebbed shit everyone meanwhile forgot all about, https://scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/0080031412305862cd78059a74784663/5DBBF61A/t51.2885-15/e35/s1080x1080/65392405_2297956933652449_6235615620232879034_n.jpg [13:22]
asciilifeform: link goes to eggog [13:22]
mp_en_viaje: i call this "starlet's slow march to adulthood" [13:23]
mp_en_viaje: asciilifeform, https://archive.is/VDRag/8559c4267c6d5b254fd8b490e89a6ef7f4fd45e9.com [13:24]
asciilifeform: ty [13:24]
feedbot: http://trilema.com/2019/the-barbarian-horde-presents-girandole-alfright-o/ << Trilema -- The Barbarian Horde presents : Girandole Al'fright-o! [14:01]
mp_en_viaje: http://btcbase.org/log/2014-01-31#469166 lmao [14:44]
a111: Logged on 2014-01-31 02:39 herbijudlestoids: i wish people would stop interrupting your interesting comments with inane bullshit so i can try to understand [14:44]
feedbot: http://qntra.net/2019/07/airstrip-one-queens-newest-capital-ship-struggling-with-water/ << Qntra -- Airstrip One: Queen's Newest Capital Ship Struggling With Water [18:09]
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