Transcript for 15-02-2017, 145 lines:
05:06:58 punkman: linus on 66-way merge: "It's pulled, and it's fine, but there's clearly a balance between "octopus merges are fine" and "Christ, that's not an octopus, that's a Cthulhu merge"."
07:32:55 punkman: "There's cold, there's ice-cold, and then there's assassinating someone while wearing a shirt that says LOL."
07:35:46 kakobrekla: just add water
07:35:46 kakobrekla: err
08:07:33 kakobrekla: the old boston tech
08:14:27 punkman: but why
08:19:02 kakobrekla: but why not!
08:30:54 kakobrekla: hehe
16:16:52 punkman: "the YPG is not your typical ethnic or sectarian faction. Its fighters are loyal to an imprisoned guerrilla leader who was once a communist but now espouses the same kind of secular, feminist, anarcho-libertarianism as Noam Chomsky or the activists of Occupy Wall Street. The Kurds are implementing these ideals in Rojava, and that has attracted a ragtag legion of leftist internationals, like
16:16:52 punkman: Belden, who have come from nearly every continent to help the YPG beat ISIS and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of the war"
16:17:39 punkman: "Foreigners interested in joining the YPG receive instructions by encrypted e-mail to fly to Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, a city controlled by a socialist opposition party sympathetic to the Rojava Revolution."
16:23:10 punkman: fun fact: Öcalan was hiding in a Greek embassy in Keyny, the Turks captured him with the help of CIA
16:23:14 punkman: *Kenya
16:24:03 funkenstein_: lovely coincidence I was just reading ?calan
16:24:25 punkman: (Öcalan is aforementioned guerrilla leader)
16:24:48 punkman: there were lots of protests in Greece about it
16:25:17 punkman: I'm trying to remember one of the protest slogans, there were some catchy ones
16:25:51 funkenstein_: the guy's writing is quite astute
16:27:39 funkenstein_: mentioned also in http://frass.woodcoin.org/strategic-tricks-used-against-the-coinsman/
16:27:48 funkenstein_: rolling stone however i can't read very seriously
16:28:30 funkenstein_: after an experience from university days
16:28:54 funkenstein_: when a friend made up a bunch of shit when talking to a rolling stone reporter
16:29:21 funkenstein_: about how we were all shooting h before class
16:29:34 funkenstein_: which was not only reprinted but embellished with even further bullshit
16:30:00 asciilifeform: nyt, washpo, et al work exactly same.
16:42:41 funkenstein_: "Franceschi was vague about his background, but wore a Mao pin, owned a fortune in Bitcoin and spoke seven languages, including Arabic and Kurmanji. "
16:46:48 funkenstein_: "They are desperate for imports, yet if I ever so much as took a dollar bill from my wallet the Kurds would ward it off like a talisman of evil. " well yeah
16:47:15 asciilifeform: gotta wonder, did he try waving a suitcase full.
16:47:34 punkman: it's probably just the one bill
16:47:46 asciilifeform: (in usa folx will also wave away the nutter if you wave $1 bill in their face)
16:48:45 funkenstein_: most taxi drivers in anhui refused tips
17:52:18 asciilifeform: !!up boolcrap
17:52:42 asciilifeform: oops
17:52:44 asciilifeform: !up boolcrap
17:52:48 boolcrap: STAS
17:52:51 boolcrap: you're alive
17:52:54 asciilifeform: y0 boolcrap
17:52:56 boolcrap: did you get my gchat invite?
17:52:59 asciilifeform: nein
17:53:02 boolcrap: hrm
17:53:26 boolcrap: strange
17:53:28 boolcrap: you still at that gig?
17:53:51 asciilifeform: aha
17:54:15 boolcrap: did you hear r + a are with me at my new gig
17:54:21 asciilifeform: lolno
17:54:25 boolcrap: dam they been here a while also
17:54:29 boolcrap: since october
17:54:45 asciilifeform: hilarity
17:54:52 boolcrap: their referral bonuses are almost in my pocket!
17:55:29 asciilifeform: lol!
17:55:33 boolcrap: so what are you up to these days
17:56:34 boolcrap: ah
17:56:35 boolcrap: nice
17:56:46 boolcrap: this thing is like
17:56:48 boolcrap: years in the making!
17:56:57 boolcrap: i wish i knew how to do this crap
17:57:25 boolcrap: but the name though, im not sure that is going to market well
17:58:24 asciilifeform: first batch, i shit thee not, sold out in couplea hours.
17:58:33 boolcrap: how big / how much?
17:58:52 asciilifeform: see the broadcasts on mp's page (linked) for gory detail.
17:59:55 boolcrap: hrm
17:59:56 boolcrap: seems cheap
18:00:08 asciilifeform: 2nd batch is due in this week.
18:00:15 boolcrap: how bi are batches?
18:00:54 asciilifeform: 'big enough'
18:01:26 boolcrap: how is your NSA stock doing
18:01:28 boolcrap: do you get dividends here?
18:01:37 asciilifeform: also on linked pg.
18:02:21 boolcrap: ah
18:02:22 asciilifeform: (not a mega-secret, but i ~really~ prefer that folks who give a shit, simply read the www pg., rather than asking me)
18:02:57 boolcrap: you know i cant read stan
18:03:09 asciilifeform: lolright
18:05:00 kakobrekla: yes, sold out to a mp retarded fanboi
18:05:05 kakobrekla: iirc
18:05:21 boolcrap: i think you mean an alf fanboi
18:05:21 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: could sell out to kim jong un for all i care
18:05:21 kakobrekla: to be resold for a margin
18:05:37 kakobrekla: yes yes, just to be clear what you are braging about :)
18:05:48 boolcrap: the size of my junk?
18:05:52 kakobrekla: i dont think dpb is alf fanboy
18:05:58 kakobrekla: but i dunno
18:06:01 kakobrekla: maybe things have changed
18:06:06 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: admittedly i have nfi what the d00d thinks he is doing
18:06:29 kakobrekla: dude is retarded, what did you expect
18:07:40 asciilifeform: kakobrekla sells only to certifiably brilliant folx ?
18:11:51 kakobrekla: np
18:11:53 kakobrekla: no
18:11:58 kakobrekla: but i dont brag about it :D
18:12:27 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: hey, he did specifically ask.
18:12:52 asciilifeform: but no, FUCKGOATS is not a mega-bestseller and i do not expect it to become one.
18:13:10 asciilifeform: you will find the bestsellers at your local electronic shovelware depot.
18:17:09 boolcrap: yeah i think we need a marketing overhaul on this bad boy before it makes it to walmart
18:17:32 asciilifeform: it will be in lolmart right next to 'topol-m'.
18:17:48 boolcrap: lol
18:18:25 boolcrap: now i have to watch some topol-m launches
18:19:51 asciilifeform: incidentally boolcrap didja ever find your key ?
18:20:31 boolcrap: haha i actually know exactly where it is but i just dont really see the need for it
18:20:40 boolcrap: too much farming to do ;p
18:20:54 boolcrap: farming and wife tamiung
18:20:55 boolcrap: taming
18:21:29 asciilifeform: i'd have expected wife would be tame by now
18:21:48 boolcrap: no
18:21:52 boolcrap: its a 10 year job
18:21:56 boolcrap: like getting your doctorate
18:23:08 asciilifeform: lol
18:23:58 asciilifeform: !up boolcrap
18:24:09 asciilifeform: y'know, boolcrap, if you found your key...
18:47:09 boolcrap: lol
18:47:20 boolcrap: dont worry i only come to visit twice a year
19:40:47 punkman: " the U.S. Department of Justice Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative"
19:41:30 punkman: "The assets are subject to U.S. jurisdiction because they were transmitted through U.S. financial institutions on their way to accounts held in Latvia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. "