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mircea_popescu: << take the hospital analogy.
ossabot: Logged on 2020-01-24 20:23:06 jfw: trinque: - do I understand this claim as: if A assists B to use known-bad software X as opposed to known-worse software Y, while clearly stating the risk, A is then to blame for what harm may befall B?
mircea_popescu: obviously, people are complicated enough such that at ANY point (meaning, in the times of hipocrates as today) there's going to be a list of very easily remedied dysfunctions and a list of very unremediable dysfiunctions.
mircea_popescu: as time goes by, the first list grows (though the 2nd list doesn't shorten), and so while any cultivared man of means could be a doctor in 2000, only ~i and such can be de facto "general practitioners" today... wait, nothing's changed.
mircea_popescu: but anyway, from the perspective of the patient, he goes in wanting to be fixed. he's done his part. some of these patients who've done their part will hear "ok, do this, don't do that" and some will hear "we don't know"
mircea_popescu: this latter bit might even inquire "are you even a hospital then ?!", and the only proper answer's that... no, you aren't. you're a hospital for all those other people, but not for pancreatic cancer guy.
mircea_popescu: now, this baseline truth is psychologically painful to doctors, so there's two classes : the kind who go into research, and the kind who put diplomas on their walls. these might even overlap, but the point remains : as far as the people you can't help are concerned, you're not helping. there's no way out of this, and word magic, labes etc won't fix it.
mircea_popescu: you're to come up with some way to deal with the psychological tension on your own, and sure, whatever works for you'd better be good enough. however, what he's saying, and correctly, is that investment in supposed "identity" to resolve the matter's a way to make yourself dumber than you need to be.
mircea_popescu: sure, the expectation on the part of the naive patient that he may be healed might have to be disabused now and again ; sure, the expectation on the part of the naive doctor, that he may practice what he knows without getting killed by chtulhu for no comprehensible reason at arbitrary times should hold as much as it possibly can.
mircea_popescu: so you have some grounds to expect that indeed, "clearly labeling A" does soemthing. nevertheless, what it doesn't do is... solve the problem.
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mircea_popescu: o.O he lives!
mircea_popescu: ave1, you know, uniquely among the lands tmsr actually has support systems for such problems. why not drop in say #trilema-hanbot try the working method, as opposed to trying to self-invent methadone by yourself alone ?
hanbot_abroad: ave1 do drop in, i'd love to see what your output is like if your time is spent in tune with organized priorities.
hanbot_abroad: meanwhile i'm on a multi-day search for a trilema piece that clearly delineated the male mode as "being" and the female mode as "doing"...the uselessness of these key terms makes the search a drag without some other anchor. anyone remember this/remember something else about it?
mircea_popescu: hanbot_abroad, did it use the example of kids pictures parents show ?
mircea_popescu: dorion, why's your article start with an <em> ? is that intentional ?
mircea_popescu: oh look at me, all the lines i enter are exactly the same length now.
mircea_popescu: heres an idea, let's standardize all terminals to 70 colons therefore
hanbot_abroad: mircea_popescu apparently not ;/
bvt: hanbot_abroad: ?
diana_coman: - heh, this ties in with dorion's very start in #o for that matter, here:
ossabot: Logged on 2020-01-24 23:39:43 mircea_popescu: build it around the relationship, their building, their lifecycle, their needs. do not build it around the imaginary "point", that isn't.
ossabot: (ossasepia) 2019-10-29 diana_coman: oh my, if I ever start "developing programmers" do me a favour and shoot me.
mircea_popescu: diana_coman, conspiring to make me read #ossasepia :D
diana_coman: at the same time upping the writing productions all around so there's *less* time to read it, too! :D
mircea_popescu: sabotaje
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo, one of these days we're gonna have that talk about qntra already ; you around ?
diana_coman: hanbot_abroad: I'd say more about some males not being and women doing but perhaps it might still be what you were looking for; specifically re being, I recall this comment
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: I'm here
mircea_popescu: aite, so tell me
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BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: Well, where would you like me to start?
mircea_popescu: ideally, let's revisit the plans wrt attracting writers and improving circulation, and their respective state of implementation.
BingoBoingo: Well, next month I'm inclined to try to meet up will all the folks advertising local Bitcoin trades online. Letting them know what the Republic is, etc. The number advertising themselves here has grown as Argentina's shit itself out of being a place Venezuelans can do the remittance loop thing.
BingoBoingo: It's been a while since I've done one of these sweeps, and I want to see what all the Latinos saying Bitcoin around me are doing, and if any might be able to do disciplined writing.
BingoBoingo: The only walk in on irc has been shinohai, but so far he's not come with written pieces in hand or expressed interest in trying to establish a disciplined writing workflow. He's just expressed interest without having one of the two things I can say yes to. I can say yes to a piece or I can say yes to the desire to put together a workflow to make pieces. So far he isn't bringing either.
BingoBoingo: I'll hammer a more refined plan out of the paper notebook on the desk and put it on the blog. Should be ready by Wednesday evening.
mircea_popescu: but last month ?
mircea_popescu: from where i'm sitting, the matter's not by wednesday evening. qntra originally started in the other five year plan, you know, not the one ending recently, the one before that. cazalla did a little outreach, which is part of how eg you ended up there, but then found his way back to the spawnfarms.
mircea_popescu: since you've been running things, you've done a little that ever diminished, and well... i dunno, never looked at it much, either.
mircea_popescu: what's next wednesday to do with all this, are we posing for a popeye cartoon or something ?
BingoBoingo: I'll work on cranking up the outreach now that Pizarro's dead, buried, and done. Last month I made an effort to bring the 'bicycle guy' who'd been doing Pizarro liquidity into the WoT. We met up a few times to talk Bitcoin and Republic, and the evils of socialism. He kept expressing interest, but around the New Year he went silent. I suspect spawnweight and nagwife did him in.
BingoBoingo: And I do have to improve my organization game.
BingoBoingo: And my outreach game.
mircea_popescu: dorion, sorry, left comment on wrong article. meanwhile added to the right one, mind deleting the spurious one ?
mircea_popescu: BingoBoingo, well, yeah, that kinda was the conclusion once the original bitcoin isp went south, also.
mircea_popescu: what am i gonna do meanwhile, you tell me ?
BingoBoingo: mircea_popescu: I'll keep Qntra hosted, and I'll mark a hard pivot into outreach. I'll start by shooting cazalla an email now to see if he's alive or succumbed to "life's cheaper" in Asia.
mircea_popescu: leaving aside what you say, which is as fine as any sayings ever were i'm sure, who you are (on the basis that is ever determined -- which is, WHAT YOU DO) is this dude who's lazily hitched his cart to what he perceives to be a moving beast of burden, and whatever, if we take it somewhere fine, and if not, i dunno... nobody could accuse you of being a lazy ineffectual fuck ?
mircea_popescu: this procedure whereby you'll do whatever the fuck it is you feel like doing anyway, and expect the republic to feed and clothe you didn't work for alf, nor will it work for you. cuz it's pure hallucinatoria, it ain't how anything works
mircea_popescu: you want that, go find a husband like normal women.
mircea_popescu: this situation where qnta is BingoBoingo's "other blog" can't well continue, it's neither interesting nor useful.
mircea_popescu: this has nothing to do with "how well you write". i'm aware this is the typical gambit of the being an engineer, he's gonna -- don't you know -- be SO GOD DAMEND GOOD at being funny/caring/whatever the girl he ain't said hi to yet is gonna... nfi, rematerialize our of his dirty sheets and start doing the laundry one day.
mircea_popescu: that's the fantasy is it ? something along those lines, that if one jacks of ~dedicatedly~ enough in solitude eventually the picture he's spunking all over will come to life ?
mircea_popescu: i dun have time for the retarded pre-teen's world model. either make that thing live or get off the horse so i know i have yet another job unhandled rather than think it handled while it's being slowly but "defensibly" driven into the very ground.
BingoBoingo: Give me one month to try to shed the alfisms, and make a hard outreach push to break the 'Qntra looks a whole like like BingoBoingo's other blog' appearance. I'll include a day by day in the weekly recaps, and if material improvement isn't showing in a month... I'll pledge to #ossasepia or #trilema-hanbot if they'll have me in their castles.
mircea_popescu: sure.
mircea_popescu: now go do something with it.
BingoBoingo: Thank you
mircea_popescu: as per which foregoing coversation, the issuance of the long-overdue qntra quarterly is delayed yet again. what can i do, apologies to the interested parties.
diana_coman: hanbot_abroad: as it happens, while looking for something else entirely, I found this stated schematic.
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hanbot_abroad: bvt, diana_coman tyvm for the links. none are the specific itam i'm looking for, though all could be used to segue into the discussion of such, so once i (probably) peter out on the search i'll pick from there...and naturally the re-reading is pleasant. this isn't even a bad reading compass, throw an idea into chan, enter the reading linkmaze thusly! :D
hanbot_abroad: BingoBoingo you're welcome to #t-h to your heart's content, and nothing stops you from using it for your goals before the month is out either, even if it's just to rant/wonder out loud.
hanbot_abroad: " In the end, most of the changes I brainstormed regarding structure did not seem to benefit the content. " << inasmuch as you didn't decide to use those structural changes you contemplated, they did in fact benefit the content --you judged they weren't right, for whatever reason. they're negative space, but just as in a piece of art they're still *there*.
hanbot_abroad: minor nitpick: "and as well" is redundant
hanbot_abroad: the 'old' French word << the word isn't 'old' as in part of modern french, but just old. Old French is a language, like Old English; they're sufficiently different (in various aspects, from phonology to spelling to actual vocabulary) from their modern inheritors to warrant different classification. did they give you chaucer to read in school?
hanbot_abroad: Wiktionary provides us that the etymology of the word comes from << "provides that" is a strange construction; generally a provision is a thing (hence provides us with) rather than a fact (provides us that). an obvious exception would be "provides us that thing which is xyz". also a minor point, just, you know...making a point of pointing them out lol.
hanbot_abroad: oh good god i've been in the wrong channel the whole time.
hanbot_abroad: at which point i widen the freaking channel name column lmao
hanbot_abroad: sorry folks.
BingoBoingo: hanbot_abroad: Thank you
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