Transcript for 31-08-2017, 94 lines:
06:19:46 punkman: "Ten years after Paglen first conceived of the idea for the sculpture, Orbital Reflector will launch in early 2018 as a secondary payload–meaning it’s not the primary satellite being launched–on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket."
09:51:36 punkman: old x2 :P
09:55:55 pankkake: :o should have went in history
10:14:36 punkman: is premium mediocre a premium mediocre category?
10:15:28 pankkake: I don't understand the question
10:16:23 punkman: too meta? is the category "premium mediocre", premium mediocre itself
10:17:05 pankkake: so I understood it but don't know how to answer :)
10:17:25 pankkake: the author himself is a filthy millennial but he admits it
10:18:00 punkman: "we eschew low-class memeing and listicles. But face it: actually enlightened elite blog readers read Tyler Cowen and Slatestarcodex."
10:19:21 punkman: yeah I don't know either, it sounds good, but then trying to think what does the category exclude
10:19:27 pankkake: oh the first one is marginal revolution, I didn't have the author in mind
10:19:41 pankkake: Slatestarcodex is great
10:20:53 punkman: slatestarcodex on my to-read list, but couple of posts I've stumbled on were good
10:26:50 punkman: compare with "favela chic", it leaves a taste in your mouth. "premium mediocre" is just bland.
10:28:17 punkman: even Venkat agrees "what Bruce Sterling evocatively labeled favela chic."
10:34:49 punkman: "The premium mediocre gentry are the cultural market makers and stone-soup instigators that the new economy needs to emerge."
10:35:08 punkman: "instagram market-maker"
10:35:31 punkman: (^what I'm gonna call them)
11:42:28 funkenstein_: well that was a premium mediocre blog post
11:42:50 funkenstein_: i am waiting patiently for the pieces on "red orange" and "northwest"
11:48:24 punkman: I liked "fair weather free spirit", seems like the only other place google has seen it is https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/neeps/viewtopic.php?t=6675&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
11:50:15 punkman: oh and the tags of some guy's instagram
11:50:37 funkenstein_: lol ok that's pretty good
11:50:45 funkenstein_: reminds me of the femptoparsec
11:52:47 funkenstein_: "They don't want any cultural reference whatsoever. America wants to be virginally birthed every single day through the vaginal canal of their own mass stupidity, declare that they are virgins by birth, and they deserve a break today" -- a recent Keiser report
11:55:00 kakobrekla: ( '-' is not defined for two two strings )
11:55:04 kakobrekla: -two
13:21:22 kakobrekla: tthat things contains rechargeable battery but no way to recharge it
15:54:44 asciilifeform: punkman: i recall seeing ads for this kind of thing in 1990s
15:56:02 punkman: I remember racing/flightsim chairs
16:08:56 pankkake: there's also subpac
16:09:45 punkman: pankkake: ever tried it?
16:10:00 pankkake: no
16:10:09 pankkake: I'm waiting for the butt plug version
16:10:24 punkman: I think that exists as well
16:10:25 *: kakobrekla adds to shopping list
16:12:00 asciilifeform: 'fu-fme' or what was it called.
16:12:18 kakobrekla: idk but it better have wifi
16:12:30 *: asciilifeform wonders what the usb hid class number is for 'anal punisher'
16:12:53 kakobrekla: same as for usb soldering iron
16:13:33 kakobrekla: (yes it exists and to some testimonies not suck??)
16:16:28 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: sure does exist, i have one, works like normal battery-powered low wattage iron
16:17:08 kakobrekla: aha
16:17:17 kakobrekla: i havent taken my lab camping yet so no need for that i guess
16:18:14 asciilifeform: kakobrekla: they're handy indoors, on account of quick heatup and maneuverability -- for fine smt work under microscope
16:37:42 funkenstein_: trollbox is back! :D
16:43:33 funkenstein_: in other literature, "Master and Margarita" by one Bulgakov wound up somehow in my hands. Asciilifeform have you read it?
16:44:08 asciilifeform: funkenstein_: i have. but can't say i'm a fan
16:44:34 funkenstein_: ok thanks, I'll put it on the low priority pile :)
16:46:54 asciilifeform: it's a megabestseller, asciilifeform's reaction is prolly atypical
17:11:23 kakobrekla: trollbox is back?
17:11:54 kakobrekla: wont load
17:14:03 funkenstein_: hmm that didn't last long
17:59:04 funkenstein_: change cz to nz and it's still up
18:08:19 kakobrekla: so are they reopening
18:08:27 kakobrekla: or just returning whatever is left of funds
18:08:37 kakobrekla: imma guess they cant reopen with such loss
18:08:43 kakobrekla: but stranger things have happened
18:10:22 punkman1: just wait and someone will buy mtgox leftovers and try to reopen