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Transcript for 31-08-2017, 94 lines:

06:19:40 punkman: https://www.fastcodesign.com/90138472/youll-be-able-to-see-this-sculpture-as-it-orbits-earth

06:19:40 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/2vHnDSO )

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."

07:19:37 punkman: https://twitter.com/taviso/status/902960795977318400

07:19:38 assbot: Tavis Ormandy sur Twitter : "Well, thats a new one. Handwritten letter in my mailslot at work, someone in jail wanted to share their theories on integer factorization." ... ( http://bit.ly/2x7MgLM )

08:18:38 pankkake: https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/08/17/the-premium-mediocre-life-of-maya-millennial/

08:18:39 assbot: The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial ... ( http://bit.ly/2vaLEjZ )

09:21:27 pankkake: https://ponzico.win/

09:21:28 assbot: PonzICO: Let's Just Cut to the Chase ... ( http://bit.ly/2vHHuBk )

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)

10:38:44 punkman: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LampshadeHanging

10:38:45 assbot: Lampshade Hanging - TV Tropes ... ( http://bit.ly/2x8z2yt )

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"

11:43:46 funkenstein_: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/dear-mom-and-dad-ive-decided-to-live-every-day-like-its-burning-man

11:43:47 assbot: Dear Mom and Dad: I’ve Decided to Live Every Day like It’s Burning Man - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency ... ( http://bit.ly/2vHKHRn )

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

11:48:27 assbot: A Chicken that wont go to bed question - NEEPS ... ( http://bit.ly/2vHSRcr )

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

11:53:59 kakobrekla: https://scontent.flju1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21150378_902811923191398_8687778495326685894_n.jpg?oh=c8cfd07315c8e02bbc27814dff45408b&oe=5A146E42

11:54:00 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/2vIfduc )

11:54:53 pankkake: but using javascript is the real mistake

11:55:00 kakobrekla: ( '-' is not defined for two two strings )

11:55:04 kakobrekla: -two

12:14:52 punkman: https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/08/17/the-premium-mediocre-life-of-maya-millennial/#comment-270373

12:14:53 assbot: The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial ... ( http://bit.ly/2x8QGlx )

12:59:10 funkenstein_: http://www.vnews.com/Woodstock-Teachers-Wants-Vermont-to-Honor-Abolitiionist-John-Brown-11948823

12:59:14 assbot: Vermont to Honor Abolitionist Brown ... ( http://bit.ly/2x8HsWG )

13:13:17 punkman: TIL https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61AAvBL-t3L._SX522_.jpg

13:13:17 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/2x95lNJ )

13:21:22 kakobrekla: tthat things contains rechargeable battery but no way to recharge it

13:22:16 kakobrekla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5korWqCcsHE

13:22:16 assbot: What's inside a Tesco Power Hit disposable phone charger. - YouTube ... ( http://bit.ly/2x8ImlT )

14:09:47 kakobrekla: http://ask.metafilter.com/313009/Bizarre-computer-behavior

15:52:27 punkman: https://www.buttkickergear.com/ "Instant Gaming Immersion. Fast attachment to any center post chair."

15:52:29 assbot: buttkickergear.com ... ( http://bit.ly/2eHqMeO )

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

16:34:47 funkenstein_: whenever I see "extreme gaming immersion" I am reminded of this passage from 'Woken Furies' by Richard K. Morgan: http://dpaste.com/0534W6Y

16:34:48 assbot: dpaste: 0534W6Y ... ( http://bit.ly/2elSywN )

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?

17:11:40 funkenstein_: https://btc-e.cz

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

20:19:31 punkman: for russian speakers https://molodost.bz/ https://bmchain.io/ https://molodost.bz/bmvillage/sale/

20:19:32 assbot: ... ( http://bit.ly/2xAPo0u )

20:19:39 assbot: БМ Village Продажа участков | Официальный сайт ... ( http://bit.ly/2xBdZlR )

20:47:28 punkman: https://hackernoon.com/the-fcc-gov-website-lets-you-upload-documents-and-host-them-there-bdcd5c1a5b8b

20:47:31 assbot: The FCC.gov Website Lets You Upload Malware Using Its Own Public API Key ... ( http://bit.ly/2xBykYu )