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by JasonL
Yesterday, 22:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 968
Views: 30812

Inequality

What are you reading as confirmation that rural Spain is anything like the first world? But yes you can be appalled. It’s just that if they are go by to say no first world countries look like this, that’s a lie and engineered to make some kinds of poverty look not so bad.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 968
Views: 30812

Re: Inequality

If "exists" is the criteria, they are downplaying things that happen in the eurozone. Spain and Italy tend to get a pass on all this stuff for some reason.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30252

Re: Private Money!

I don't like things where I can't find a value story I like, but this is all very new. So, for example, if the argument is the value of btc is related to skepticism of USD as reserve currency, you'd think you'd see the TIPS spread get all wacky anticipating large inflation as a corollary. You don't ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 968
Views: 30812

Re: Inequality

Take the UN thing with a grain of sand or ten. They like to use poverty defined as half of within country median. So for example, PPP adjusted median French household income is like $30,300. Their poverty line is, under this measure, household $15,182. The US median is like $43,500, for a poverty li...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 13:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30252

Re: Private Money!

Interview with my company's tech lab which was experimenting with blockchain and bitcoin very early ETA and many others as I listen to this. Decent high level overview.

http://www.wsj.com/podcasts/in-bitcoin- ... DCC43.html
by JasonL
08 Dec 2017, 11:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30252

Re: Private Money!

Yeah it's kind of half a market and the broad perception is the upward volatility is driven by fear of missing out - the price is going up because the price is going up. You could see someone or some institution take a huge short position that might have people asking themselves some questions and i...
by JasonL
08 Dec 2017, 10:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30252

Re: Private Money!

Monday will be the first day anyone can take short positions with option trading on a few real platforms. That will be interesting. There are still a lot of stay away platforms and some that won't let you go short even if they allow options otherwise. I've heard some of those platforms will be looki...
by JasonL
08 Dec 2017, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 68
Views: 1479

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

That was in Silicon Valley season 1. "Everyone here above a 6 is one of the models ..."
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 22:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: tio's neato nature thread
Replies: 1062
Views: 44356

Re: tio's neato nature thread

That’s horrifying.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 21:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Infrastructure

Eh. You don’t want surplus either. Not the kind that means no traffic anywhere. Congestion pricing is exactly the right answer for all parties. See also water pricing in CA.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 21:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Re: Infrastructure

I mean, the pricing should keep the hov lane full and moving which is as good as having another lane. If having a lane open helps, this helps.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Re: Infrastructure

Are the rank and file better off or worse off
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 16:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 369
Views: 5310

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Team Falcon 4 Ever
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 16:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Re: Infrastructure

Every car that is removed from the regular lane is an improvement to the rank and file. That's the point.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 16:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30252

Re: Private Money!

I'm fascinated by the whole thing. On the other end of Fear of Missing Out is a bunch of people sitting around looking at each other trying to decide if they themselves feel like there is persistent value in holding the asset. So yeah momentum, then ... what. Stability that would allow use a real cu...
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 14:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Re: Infrastructure

It's an unmitigated good. The complaints are all class war optics.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 369
Views: 5310

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

It is pretty great. Had to look up bobcat reference tho
by JasonL
07 Dec 2017, 12:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It doesn't matter if you're black or white
Replies: 370
Views: 8222

Re: It doesn't matter if you're black or white

That, right there, is why I hate liberals.
by JasonL
06 Dec 2017, 09:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 184
Views: 4005

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I never knew the term thot. Familiar with the discussion around it.

So, bottom line, haha nice shem.
by JasonL
04 Dec 2017, 20:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 3961
Views: 129943

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

No it’s nuts I dinna know bout that
by JasonL
04 Dec 2017, 16:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 3961
Views: 129943

You Learn Something New Every Day

Jasper wrote:Yukon Cornelius was searching for peppermint.

??? That’s nuts
by JasonL
03 Dec 2017, 20:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8389
Views: 231633

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Offs.
by JasonL
03 Dec 2017, 09:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: #noshame
Replies: 582
Views: 26182

Re: #noshame

I got a message invite as well. The second time. I PMed you previously here when it happened last time.
by JasonL
01 Dec 2017, 10:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11547
Views: 616220

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Feels to me like the shape of the rebellion against neoliberal consensus is primarily that kind of thing, which makes it feel more explicit in public discourse than previous times I can recall.
by JasonL
01 Dec 2017, 09:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11547
Views: 616220

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

It's an awful idea and the religious appeal of it is frustratingly suggetive of the overall state of humanity in 2017 - we hate things that actually create value and prosperity because some stupid narrative or optics or waa shut it all down lets be poor.