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mp_en_viaje: sooo, i'm at the gym.
mp_en_viaje: nice plushy couches for me ; the girls are working out across the glass.
mp_en_viaje: SUPERVISION
diana_coman: I always found funny the "glass-cube" style of most gyms; I get it that one wants to look out some window but not so sure all gym goers want by definition to showcase their working out, lolz
asciilifeform: i always thought it were so that 'pumpers' could show off their muscle to pedestrians
asciilifeform: erry single public gym i've ever been to, had glass
mp_en_viaje: asciilifeform, the doods were very offended by me, so likely.
mp_en_viaje: diana_coman, i suppose it's cheap marketing fo rthe gym
mp_en_viaje: one step below making you wear their tshirts
diana_coman: mp_en_viaje: well yes, quite; asciilifeform I actually know gym without glass and moreover actually impossible to see into from outside but yes, not the run of the mill gym
diana_coman: (for the curious, 2 types I know of: one uses mirror-glass so transparent only one way; the other simply has normal windows (i.e. not full wall) but towards interior garden/area.)
mp_en_viaje: 3rd is at home.
diana_coman: obv, except this was about not-at-home gym or so I thought
asciilifeform: aha, i thought this was re the public sort, where you buy a ticket an' pump etc
asciilifeform: mp_en_viaje: which doods, why offended ..?
mp_en_viaje: the pumpers. i dunno why, cuz i didn;t give a shit ?
asciilifeform: lol what did they expect mp_en_viaje to do.. stand and clap ??
asciilifeform: in ameristan btw the exercise gear all has fittings for pnoje, and all eyes firmly glued to the respective little screen
mp_en_viaje: well, i dunno exsctly. but i suspect that as people make these "deals" with "the world", they maybe made the deal whereby putting all that hard work in means therefore no male may ever intimidate them again ?
asciilifeform: i have nfi whether this is how 'pumpers' think (possibly word 'think' isn't even applicable) but can't say it is impossible either
asciilifeform: prolly when they see mp_en_viaje they think 'he pumps, somewhere else'
mp_en_viaje: haha nah. i look like traditional euro male, what pumos.
asciilifeform: rright but without gram of extra weight.
asciilifeform: which nowadays is uncommon.
asciilifeform bbl:meat
billymg: mp_en_viaje, asciilifeform: << amazon appears to have some of these models in stock, any reason for readers based in the zone to not scoop these up?
a111: Logged on 2019-05-10 10:44 mp_en_viaje: in other news, i bought a buncha fx amds, 9590s, 9370s, 8370/8350 ; plus their respective a3+ boards, gigabyte, assus, w/e.
mp_en_viaje: used mobos are always suspect, but otherwise notrly.
billymg: the above link is for the cpu, appears to be new-in-retail-box
mp_en_viaje: aha. make sure you get adequate cooling for it, but otherwise no prob.
billymg: appear to be some listings that claim new AM3+ mobos available as well
billymg: this is good news for me, until reading that log line and doing some digging i was unaware anything was still available
billymg: anything pre TrustZone/PSP that is
mp_en_viaje: imo they're actually good on their own merits, even without the trust consdierations.
billymg greatly regrets pawning off beautifully working 939 opteron on craigslist back in ~2012
billymg: anyways, ty, going to do some shopping for a future cuntoo box
mp_en_viaje: i expect they're a decent investment, >real estate.
BingoBoingo: Especially in the US where there's so much land and so many sticks with which to build on it.
billymg: yeah, currently i have no plans to
a111: Logged on 2018-03-29 16:48 mircea_popescu: ben_vulpes buying real estate in the reich without an army ?
billymg: much to the dismay of friends and family who seem suspiciously eager to get me to buy into their ponzi of choice
mp_en_viaje: "service economy", aka scammers scamming scammers.
asciilifeform: << there's used mobos and then there's used mobos. e.g. '99-07 -- the infamous 'capacitor plague', if you get from this period, expect to do some restoration work .
a111: Logged on 2019-05-11 17:49 mp_en_viaje: used mobos are always suspect, but otherwise notrly.
asciilifeform: usually not worth unless you have ~particular~ mobo that you like and limited spares
asciilifeform: i wouldn't bother 'recapping' a 100bux konsoomer board, typically
asciilifeform: << burning yer benjies in fireplace, is also better investment than reich 'real estate'. observe that no one ever ended up in debt slavery from burning in fireplace.
a111: Logged on 2019-05-11 18:16 mp_en_viaje: i expect they're a decent investment, >real estate.
feedbot: << Qntra -- Venezuelan Navy Repels USCG Cutter James From Entering National Waters
BingoBoingo: So the sun went down, temperature dropped to 16C/60F and... Once again smog
BingoBoingo: This city is so incredibly rural everyone's gotta build a campfire to keep warm
asciilifeform stopped by another 'embassy expo', this time europistan. estonia pitched its 'startup incubator' scamolas. latvia had a d00d on a podium bragging about 'russian stooges cannot steal ~our~ election, won't even try any moar, we can see right through their lies, dunno why usa couldnt' etc . romania handed out samples of cheese, which tasted like cardboard, i did not taste anything in actual romania that resembled this rubbish. gre
asciilifeform: the ro people have 1 thing tho : the afaik single biggest shortwave antenna in the whole city. ( pictured e.g. here )
BingoBoingo: Meanwhile in outer barrio properties for the entertainment of billymg et al
asciilifeform: *greece -- passed out cups of rotgut.
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i still dunget why interesting, they cost ~= as in ameristan
asciilifeform: it's exactly reminiscent of mircea_popescu's argentines
asciilifeform: 'for sale : 3 bricks from a conquistador fort that burned down in 1500s. 200k usd.' etc
BingoBoingo: 6 hectares, big concrete fortress, comes in well under equivalent back in old country
asciilifeform: 320 sq. m. indoors tho.
asciilifeform: i think mp's shed in ro was bigger.
BingoBoingo: 320 sqm is just under 3500 square feet
BingoBoingo: ~2 or 3 US ranch houses
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: or about 1.5 new york subway cars.
BingoBoingo: Still 145 kilodollars back in the midwest buys about half the square footage on 1/12th to 1/24th the lot
asciilifeform believes
BingoBoingo: It's the sorta thing you show the US pyramid schemers
asciilifeform: the chatter of the 'precious cuntlets' at the expo was 'interesting' -- 'which law school are you at?' '..something..' 'ugh! i hear it's fulla republicans!' etc
asciilifeform: 'got job at xyz policymaking(tm)(r) institute! it's great, went to vietnam last month and next month to...'
asciilifeform: 'we lobby against tobacco'
BingoBoingo: If only they were born here they could wear unicef t-shirts and scam the locals
asciilifeform: in estonian embassy : old ameri-d00d was bragging to ambassador, 'i was the first sent to set up cia station in your capital !'
asciilifeform: book case fulla 'atrocities of communism' etc
asciilifeform: ( likbez : the 'sprat men' had highest standard of living in entire sovok. today -- lowest in eureich, 50-60% of male population cleaning toilets in berlin, london )
asciilifeform: poster : 'estonia spent 2.6% of gdp on war materiel; 0.6 higher than nato's mandatory min!'
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: there's prolly a snakepit fulla these folx somewhere in montevideo
asciilifeform: 1, in restaurant, bragged : 'i set up the 'peace corps' english teaching corner in tbilisi'
BingoBoingo: There's the Alianza Cultural EEUU on Paraguay
BingoBoingo: Lowest bidder in the City for English lessons
asciilifeform: poster : 'come to estonia, where we legalized self-driving cars!'
BingoBoingo: From time to time national interest groups will set up exhibitions at the Intendencia
BingoBoingo: Chinese seem to be building a fishing base on the outskirts of the city
BingoBoingo: There's just not much money for the snakes to make a pit for
BingoBoingo: That was a hell of a netsplit
mp_en_viaje: << very likely to get from this period, seeing a3+ socket is contemporaneous
a111: Logged on 2019-05-11 22:37 asciilifeform: << there's used mobos and then there's used mobos. e.g. '99-07 -- the infamous 'capacitor plague', if you get from this period, expect to do some restoration work .
mp_en_viaje: BingoBoingo, sounds very latin america, tbh. years ago they "discussed the soviet union" while not properly shoveling cow dung. but they had opinions and considered considerations.
mp_en_viaje: now they're commenting netflix, while not properly shoveling cow dung.
mp_en_viaje: in another thousand years, the latinos will be living in the exact same stable, discussing importantly whatever happens then, the aliens.
BingoBoingo: When alf was here the Intendencia either had or was prepping for a Russia exhibition
BingoBoingo: But yes. Latin America endures through shared meaning.
BingoBoingo: Life is cheaper in Asia, Costs more in LATAM because no one shoveled
asciilifeform: mp_en_viaje: not only that period. i have strong suspicion that 'capacitor plague' never trooly ended, or will
mp_en_viaje: no plague ever truly ends. so yeah.
asciilifeform: good % of the electrolytics on the shelf even today, won't give anywhere like decade of life
asciilifeform: this is why if one runs vintage gear, really must have basic kindergarten solder-fu, or have friends who do.
asciilifeform: ( for comparison: sovok electrolytics still goin' strong worldwide. and prolly will for next century. )
mp_en_viaje: i have multiple period boards that have been working fine. from experience, no vid card = no problem.
asciilifeform: it also helps if board was cleverly designed , such as to put'em reasonably far from the 200 (400, in one of mine.. 2x) watt of cpu
asciilifeform: the chinese (fraudulently stamped 'taiyo yuden') caps, rot even when switched off.
mp_en_viaje: the fx 9k series are ~210. the 8k are just 125, it's not so terrible.
asciilifeform: with decent airflow - yea
asciilifeform: << i recall this, poster even had marx an' lenin on it, to draw orcs
a111: Logged on 2019-05-12 03:18 BingoBoingo: When alf was here the Intendencia either had or was prepping for a Russia exhibition
asciilifeform: iirc there were others also, with variations on theme.
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