: more than a little condescending to imply BRI nations are too corrupt or stupid to understand the deals being made
: mats: the reason i inquire, is that there's no magic to how bitbet worked: the parimutuel weighing is straightforward for anyone to reimplement, and the bookkeeping of potential payout addresses is only a slight headache; the escrow of funds is the primary problem, but i'm certain mircea isn't the only person in history willing to play such a role
: my point being: the "sporting spirit" is far from dead; it seems to me that the main trouble is that, during the ~recent~ aftermath of the bitbet liquidation, folks don't trust each other enough for such an enterprise to work
: merely saying that someone gets "ten out of ten on my kyristor" is near-meaningless; the much more effective kyristor is "how much of your coin does that person owe you"
: re:atoms, an amusing anecdote from Karman's autobiography is his answer to Einstein, when the latter petitioned him to add his signature to some shared letter about how nuclear weapons will be the death of humanity
: twas along the lines of q:"will you join our coalition of nuclear physicists against weaponization?" a:"no, i'm just a rocket scientist"
: Logged on 2020-01-05 09:54:22 adlai: my point being: the "sporting spirit" is far from dead; it seems to me that the main trouble is that, during the ~recent~ aftermath of the bitbet liquidation, folks don't trust each other enough for such an enterprise to work
: it worked 1000y ago and will still work in 1000y from nao.
: "despite the USG troops in Iraq fighting just about everybody except ISIS" >gold
: asciilifeform, you mentioned earlier some ru forums were using triple integrals as captchas, mind sharing some urls ? I've yet to see such beasts with my own eyes
: Apocalyptic: i dun know of any places where currently in battlefield use. ( i suspect, were phased out as schooling deteriorated to the point where not 1 in 1000 can solve the puzzle in anyffin like reasonable time)
: the ~triple~ integral specifically, iirc was on a physics forum that has vanished.
: I always liked your xor captcha
: shinohai: it's just a notch above e.g. bbet's arithmetic puzzle.