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Transcript for 09-05-2016, 51 lines:

08:49:37 pankkake: !up adlai_pharm

08:50:49 pankkake: !up adlai_pharm

08:51:14 adlai_pharm: thank you, pankkake !

08:51:29 adlai_pharm: thank you, good evening, welcome. I think the band is ready?

08:51:50 *: adlai_pharm is transmitting live to the histornet, straight from the hornet's nest, the phunniest pharm in the north of the west

08:51:58 adlai_pharm: (different one than last time. i'm doing the full tour!>

08:54:40 *: adlai_pharm spent the yesterday trying, in vain, to calculate the date at which one bitcoin will be worth one million squares of toilet paper

08:55:57 adlai_pharm: we aren't quite there yet. a bag contains forty rolls, a roll contains a couple hundred squares, and the bag costs a couple bucks. doesn't quite drake-equate up to the promised million, yet.

08:56:37 fluffypony: sorry adlai_pharm only saw your pm now

08:57:00 adlai_pharm: we is glad to have IRC access, not something to be taken for granted! I'll thank my fluffy ponies for these sweet minutes.

09:00:19 *: adlai_pharm goes to lunch

09:52:15 fluffypony: !up adlai_pharm

09:52:55 fluffypony: !up adlai_pharm

09:53:27 adlai_pharm: thank you, fluffypony. lunch was good! lunchman realized if he poured the bolognese onto the spaghetti in the containers, and mixed it up in-situ, it'd turn out much more appetizing

09:53:48 fluffypony: smart man

09:54:11 adlai_pharm: so, logs have been awfully thin. any real Bitcoin News that some poor fellow "on the inside" needs to be abreast of?

10:47:26 j-dawg: adlai: the new phrack issue is better reading

10:48:16 j-dawg: http://phrack.org/issues/69/1.html

14:34:45 funkenstein_: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/09/opinion/the-making-of-an-ignoramus.html <-- lulzy piece from yesterday's fiat apologist

14:35:38 funkenstein_: a good demonstration of that important psychological principle which longtime readers of this channel know so well

14:36:03 funkenstein_: what one says about others reflects what one truly thinks about ones self

14:42:07 funkenstein_: adlai_pharm, keep rhymin'

14:43:01 *: funkenstein_ is entertaining theory that channel split was engineered by operators to encourage WOT innovation and diversity

14:44:54 thestringpuller: funkenstein_: you ever play metal gear?

14:45:05 thestringpuller: it's noted that there is no world where enemies and allies are absolute.

14:45:47 funkenstein_: really? nice. teenagers don't usually like to hear that

14:48:01 thestringpuller: Oh yea. "IS THERE SUCH THING AS AN ABSOLUTE TIMELESS ENEMY? THERE IS NO SUCH THING AND NEVER HAS BEEN. AND THE REASON IS THAT OUR ENEMIES ARE HUMAN BEINGS LIKE US. THEY CAN ONLY BE OUR ENEMIES IN RELATIVE TERMS." (sorry for caps)

14:49:19 funkenstein_: there's a great scene in Treasure Island where our hero is stuck on a boat with crazy pirate, for a time they work together to sail the ship and save both their lives. Upon hitting land, it's back to fight-to-the-death :)

14:50:41 thestringpuller: yup

14:51:10 thestringpuller: who knows, when a common enemy surfaces and reveals themselves, kako and MP may work together again out of necessity.

14:53:12 funkenstein_: i think we all appreciate assbot, and look forward to future versions and implementations

14:55:04 funkenstein_: usage of the definite article when referring to a WOT however appears to be a sign of delusion

14:55:43 funkenstein_: depending on context

14:56:31 thestringpuller: ideally the WoT is self federated cause in itself it's decentralized. the record keeping is not.

14:56:56 funkenstein_: well assbot is centralized

14:57:02 thestringpuller: that is all anyone cares about is the GPG keys and the ratings

14:57:19 thestringpuller: i suppose you are trusting assbot not to manipulate ratings

14:57:40 funkenstein_: the thing runs on a single machine somewhere

14:58:26 funkenstein_: the job it does is channel administration, which it does remarkably well imho

15:00:22 funkenstein_: otherwise, the numbers are meaningless, even less useful than H-index or Erdos number

15:00:56 funkenstein_: though it gives an opportunity for public gesture, which is something important

15:06:56 funkenstein_: this kind of thing will improve peer-review in academics, judicial review, corporate governance, and more

15:08:53 j-dawg: lol

15:09:16 j-dawg: like, negrating the judge?

15:10:06 funkenstein_: yes! enough reputable judges negrate you, perhaps you should step off the bench

15:11:23 j-dawg: why? i'll make another wot and all is swell

15:12:27 funkenstein_: lol, well if you can get customers / followers, more power to you

15:12:33 funkenstein_: we need a wot of wots

15:12:52 asciilifeform: i.e. a wot.

15:15:31 j-dawg: it soon becomes easier to actually study judge's previous verdicts than to make sense of the wot hive

15:15:52 j-dawg: but most easy - delegate it. and thus that's what actually happens.