hurley on lost was the original "pure of heart and dumb of ass" icon

reminded of the fact as I often am that the founders of yik yak, the anonymous college chat app that got shut down because it was too racist for the app store, are named "tyler droll" and "brooks buffington" and look more like two guys named that than any two people on earth

this is what unfettered capitalism looks like and inventing a new kind of money to sucker unfortunate people into placing bets on is only one of the many ways it can achieve its objective

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not that this is wrong but I'd point out that adtech, self-driving, AI, and the gig economy demonstrate as well as crypto that capital intentionally and systematically seeks these frontiers to turn into a nightmarish maelstrom of abuse before the money dries up

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RT @SilvermanJacob@twitter.com

I tell people that crypto is a free market in the sense of "free to be manipulated" (by whales, exchanges, and other big players) b/c there are no rules or oversight. It's not a free market in the sense of some unfettered or fairer version of capitalism. twitter.com/BTCTalks/status/15

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SilvermanJacob/sta

did a motherboard swap on the house’s 3d printer today and unfortunately the new motherboard has silent stepper drivers so it doesn’t make R2-D2 noises any more :(

love that the production staff on "aliens" thought it would be sick as fuck for the presentation in the background at ripley's disciplinary hearing to be a screen of 80-column green text next to a high-resolution portrait monochrome graphic screen, because they were right

"researchers at MIT have discovered" is the thinking man's "source: dude trust me"

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disinformation researchers: people need to learn not to trust everything that they agree with on twitter

also disinformation researchers: the ❤️ button on twitter is the reason we got president trump (1/n)

[...] okay I don't have any evidence of this but it sounds good (7/n)

doesn't matter if you failed to get rich by stealing from desperate people looking for easy money, you played your part in the scam with all the same evidence anyone else had that it was a scam, and that's bad enough

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going to hold it against anyone who has a crypto job on their resume after mt. gox for the rest of their career: you and I both know that part of why you agreed to do it is that they told you in the interview that you'd get rich, and you should've been smart enough to know how

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RT @parismarx@twitter.com

people who took the crypto industry’s money and helped launder its narratives can’t be allowed to rebrand when they’ve helped destroy so many people’s lives twitter.com/techwontsaveus/sta

🐦🔗: twitter.com/parismarx/status/1

my favorite shit about cryptocurrency is that when times get bad, the house makes it absolutely obvious that it's not a fair game, it's a casino and you're not leaving without giving them your money lmao

RT @ariadneconill@twitter.com

LOL coinbase has now disabled the graphs for a lot of the cryptocurrencies on their platform

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ariadneconill/stat

realizing that the real power of cryptocurrency is that it lets you run literally any financial scheme ever invented over again but the words are different so nobody notices until it's too late

just now finding out about jesus 2, who was released by enix on the NEC PC8801 in 1991

the secret funniest part of the waypoint stream about how rob smashed his oven with a mallet while trying to crush ice is the part where patrick reinvents overstock dot com from first principles

had to make a tremendously ill-advised HTTP to HTTPS proxy because the second life scripting language didn't have HTTPS support

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thinking about maybe my favorite software thing I've ever made, a little wearable twitter client object I wrote for second life at one point but have since lost

it took the physical form of a little blue bird that you could attach to your shoulder

this is funnier than the actual behavior so I think they should keep it if they're reading this

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