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by Mo
07 Apr 2021, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 271
Views: 44843

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

It’s generally not a good idea to lie to regulators about data breaches right before a settlement. And it’s really not a good idea to lie to regulators about a data breach where the regulators themselves have their personal info hacked. https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-leaders-facebook-data-leak-c...
by Mo
24 Mar 2021, 09:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6246
Views: 472200

Re: Light laffs

by Mo
20 Mar 2021, 11:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 536
Views: 72342

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I can suspend disbelief enough to believe I’m wizards, that a mutant can conjure a town of mind-controlled zombies to dead with tragedy or a talking raccoon. However, I draw the line at any indication that the US gives half a shit about Libyan sovereignty.
by Mo
17 Mar 2021, 04:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3195
Views: 309029

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Anyone got any Amazon Prime Video suggestions. Seen second season of The Boys. Better than the first. Still doesn't live up to the hype. A French Village if you don't mind reading. It's about a French village (shocking) on the German side of occupied France on the border. It starts in 1940, interes...
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 20:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1606
Views: 98903

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

A sufficiently trusted single ledger does the work. Well some people are more trusting than others I guess. Considering that every error related to bank transfers or card transactions I have ever encountered in my entire life is due to shenanigans at the endpoint rather than the scheme operator mak...
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 13:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1606
Views: 98903

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

An auditable ledger doesn’t matter. A sufficiently trusted single ledger does the work. Do you think anyone gives a shit that NACHA and Fedwire have a centralized ledger? The costs of making payments on those is negligible. Cross-border payments are expensive because you have to deal with cross curr...
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136471

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I would also support challenge trials. While I think they might only buy us a few months in the more plausible scenarios, a few months would still be valuable. But there's no way America's professional classes would allow challenge trials for anything the public would ever hear about. Too many peop...
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 12:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136471

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Clinton wouldn't have jammed vaccines through FDA approval. Why not? You think she would? There’s not a country in the world that didn’t accelerate the approvals process. The US was on the early side of approving the vaccines, but not much faster than others. Countries with policies as divergent as...
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1606
Views: 98903

DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Clearly real assets like land doesn’t have inherent value, like solving complex sudoku puzzles does.
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 01:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 562
Views: 56712

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Interesting that they piloted permanent DST back in the 70s for two years and it was so hated after year 1 that the bill was repealed before year 2 of the pilot.
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 01:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 843
Views: 101965

Re: Private Money!

The Beeple sale looks more and more like laying the foundation for a pyramid scheme than a legitimization of NFTs.
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 00:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 52
Views: 958

Re: Lost sheep returned

Woah, holy shit! I can't believe I missed this. Welcome back linguist.
by Mo
15 Mar 2021, 00:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 7020

Re: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread

This was about a decade ago when I saw it with my own eyes, but stories still remain about apartment buildings that are built with few/no lights on at night.
by Mo
14 Mar 2021, 23:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 7020

Re: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread

Someone should tell Bill Maher and Bari Weiss about China’s cancel culture. When the PRC cancels you, they really cancel you.

by Mo
14 Mar 2021, 01:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 843
Views: 101965

Re: Private Money!

??? What's the angle/catch. I mean if there ends up being real value here, won't the energy use just be transferred to hard drive manufacturers? People seem to think this has credibility because the guy invented BitTorrent. It’s more fun to be a chia farmer than a bitcoin miner This weekend I becam...
by Mo
12 Mar 2021, 02:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Clubhouse / Doghouse
Replies: 30
Views: 858

Re: Clubhouse / Doghouse

This feels like something that is very COVID specific and will probably evolve into the podcast era’s version of sports talk/call in radio.
by Mo
11 Mar 2021, 00:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Harry and Meghan on Oprah
Replies: 84
Views: 2480

Re: Harry and Meghan on Oprah

Though the person is right in a sense, Brits discriminate against anyone that’s different. It doesn’t matter if it’s because of their skin color or if it’s because they’re from Eastern Europe.
by Mo
10 Mar 2021, 23:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 159
Views: 5356

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

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by Mo
10 Mar 2021, 23:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Harry and Meghan on Oprah
Replies: 84
Views: 2480

Re: Harry and Meghan on Oprah

And all the American conservative royalist stans can fuck right off as well. Go drive the sports bar right into a wall you bootlicking idiots Someone on NR said, “In the UK we don’t care about people’s skin color,” and I almost died of shock. It’s pretty amazing how quickly cons can go from “There’...
by Mo
18 Feb 2021, 02:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3610
Views: 283481

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I appreciate Ted Cruz going to Cancun so that people can dunk on him without having to be dicks about innocent people suffering. He is truly a humanitarian.
by Mo
18 Feb 2021, 01:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9384
Views: 534507

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Everything was way more expensive back then. Remember my " historically rich " game? I still play it, almost unconsciously/automatically, anytime I read any well-done, well-detailed piece of historical fiction or non-fiction. I've been trying to make a modern price comparison of sorts -- I've been ...
by Mo
15 Feb 2021, 07:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9384
Views: 534507

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I just drove by a giant gold ox. I think I passed out and ended up in the Bible
by Mo
09 Feb 2021, 05:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641347

Re: Orange is the new President

Hugh Akston wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 12:14
The most surprising thing is that Trump paid his SAG dues while he was president.