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shinohai: $vwap
btcinfobot: The 24-Hour VWAP for BTC is $ 11496.53 USD
asciilifeform: !w poll
watchglass: Polling 12 nodes...
watchglass: : Alive: (0.084s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=643548 (Operator: asciilifeform)
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shinohai: ^ my bot down for logging improvements, will rejoin later.
shinohai: (Didn't want to inundate chan with join/part spam)
asciilifeform: shinohai: ok
asciilifeform: shinohai: hey it's a traditional, at this point, usg btc collection method -- put up a sign 'drop coinz here for isis' etc.
asciilifeform: shinohai: typically it's organized along the lines of the nyc 'death ray plot' -- find a 'believer' halfwit who 'participates willingly' to circumvent what's left of entrapment laws; collect donations; then designated arrestee, pompous trial, life sentence, etc. while usg collects not only contents of donation box but a fresh +100m$ in congressional 'anti-terror fund'
snsabot: (trilema) 2017-05-25 asciilifeform: has at this point lost count of the 'fine folx' who offered him 'sure profitz' involving white powders/militias/deathrays across-the-border/across-the-ocean/in-shangri-la/in-shiticonvalley etc etc
thimbronion: Never any interesting details in these "seizure" story - never even clear if the journo knows what anything he writes means.
asciilifeform: prosecutors, who 'cracked tough case' -- promoted.
asciilifeform: thimbronion: it's cut&pasta from doj www
thimbronion: It's like reading google translate.
shinohai: lmao
thimbronion: It goes all the way down. Wtf does it even mean to be 'ISIS'?
asciilifeform: thimbronion: usg in orc shitholes runs ~same script, except they hand out functional weapons instead of theatrical ones. then -- +bil$ to pentagon & 'allies' to 'fight new threat' etc.
asciilifeform: previously was branded 'al qaeda' etc
thimbronion: asciilifeform: I'm not persuaded as to whether this is concpieracy or stupidity. Did you meet any of these guys?
thimbronion: *conspiracy jeezus
thimbronion: asciilifeform: you've seen their 'civilization' in MD and N. Virginia. Stupidity or Conspiracy?
thimbronion: Go to any MD Dave & Busters and listen to the deep convos.
thimbronion: Also - reading Tolstoy and beginning to see how Russia got a Tsaikovsky and the US got ~nada.
trinque: vacation from history means you don't get any.
asciilifeform: thimbronion: 'death ray'(tm)(r) production dun require all that much in the way of clever conspiracy. nor is usa monopoly, recently e.g. putin's dept. of terrorisms organized a rather posh one, made outta dozen folx plucked ~randomly from ~street
asciilifeform: use of provocateurs in the modern style goes back to 19th c.
asciilifeform: it aint in any sense 'high tech'.
snsabot: (trilema) 2014-04-13 asciilifeform: the 'a) wanna buy strela? b) fuck off c) really, dontcha? b) ok sure c) off to jail' thing has been going so long that it doesn't even make national news every time now.
asciilifeform: often enuff they dun even try to keep it a seekrit, but brag. not far from here there's a museum where hangs 'here's submachine gun with no firing pin that fbi successfully sold to $camelfucker in sting operation in 2007' etc)
asciilifeform: the more common variant is tin of sugar labeled 'cocaine'. these so routine that they make no newspaper much less museum.
shinohai: $uptime
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asciilifeform: $ticker btc usd
btcinfobot: Current BTC price in USD: $11770.67
shinohai: $ticker btc rub
btcinfobot: Current BTC price in RUB: $852621.59
shinohai: one million rubles wen?
asciilifeform: in 2017 lol
snsabot: Logged on 2020-05-05 19:39:14 asciilifeform: thimbronion: i watched ruble die as a boy. suddenly had whole sack full of'em, felt 'rich'. until a little later, when noticed it wouldn't buy even candy bar
asciilifeform: shinohai: in orcistan, folx dun say 'millionaire', they say 'dollar millionaire'.
asciilifeform: cuz 'default millionaire' is simply a fella who can afford a gently-used toyota.
asciilifeform: tbf 'dollar millionaire' similarly aint what it used to be.
shinohai: pffft plebs, I have 2 TRILLION ZIMBABWEAN DOLLAHS
asciilifeform: (now it's simply a fella who can afford to take sabbatical for 2-3y)
asciilifeform: shinohai: might be worth including these in the ticker, for lulz
shinohai: kek prolly would be. According to coinmill 1BTC = 92,233,720,368,547,760.00 Zimbabwe dollars
asciilifeform: that kinda figure prolly oughta be printed as 9.2e16 lol
asciilifeform: for ref : 1m$ buys you b/w 1/2 and whole house + maybe cemetery plot, in habitable parts of usa
snsabot: Logged on 2020-08-12 16:02:54 asciilifeform: today you need 0.6 - 1 mil $ to buy ~cardboard and aluminum~ house on that street.
shinohai: I know one lulzy one I currently have:
shinohai: $ticker btc ves
btcinfobot: Current BTC price in VES: $3406023552.65
asciilifeform: not quite zim yet
shinohai: Catch up Maduro
asciilifeform: are vzbux even traded internationally ?
asciilifeform: i thought they were 'inconvertible' like sovruble
asciilifeform: i.e. can't get'em outside of vz, and if you show up inside and ask for 3406023552, you get instead cracked skull
shinohai: I dunno I kinda lost track, they renamed them to "Bolivar fuertes" or something. Perhaps BingoBoingo knows.
asciilifeform: what named, less interesting than the mechanics.
asciilifeform: su ruble wasn't traded Officially (well, nominally was, 15 per $, i.e. fictional mandated exch)
shinohai: Hyperinflation I think given reason as usual
asciilifeform: shinohai: inflations work 2 ways -- one of'em is the reason wai in prison cell pnoje costs 1k $
asciilifeform: i.e. shortage of supply of $item
asciilifeform: in train to auschwitz, glass of water cost exactly 1 gold watch.
shinohai: "Cuanto cuesta un Zyklon B por favor?"
asciilifeform: the phone is 1k not because all of cell block necessarily has 1k between it
BingoBoingo: shinohai: Venezuela sorta dollarized
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