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  • Havelock2.0Havelock2.0 Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Is bitcoin mining the sort of thing that would be affected by the Meltdown fix?

    Nah its more hit by all the beanie babies and tulip bulbs.

    ...what?

    Bit coin's worth was entirely inflated by people saying it was worth something. I was making a joke about two previous similar fads.

    ....tulip bulbs?

    It was a big thing a long time ago. No for real.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Hey it's me, your old pal Movie Sonic - let me in. LEMME IN. Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Is bitcoin mining the sort of thing that would be affected by the Meltdown fix?

    Nah its more hit by all the beanie babies and tulip bulbs.

    ...what?

    Bit coin's worth was entirely inflated by people saying it was worth something. I was making a joke about two previous similar fads.

    ....tulip bulbs?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Is bitcoin mining the sort of thing that would be affected by the Meltdown fix?

    Nah its more hit by all the beanie babies and tulip bulbs.

    ...what?

    Bit coin's worth was entirely inflated by people saying it was worth something. I was making a joke about two previous similar fads.

    ....tulip bulbs?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    P10 wrote: »
    i launched sfv ae to try ryu in training mode and i did a cr.mk and saw the range on it and then i alt-f4'd uninstalled threw my computer out the window

    yeah

    yeah

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    I ran a Google search on "tulip bulbs" and got a wiki article about a Dutch thing called "Tulip Mania"? Probably not as cool as Sonic.

    Nobody likes me but that's okay. I'm used to it.
  • RedTideRedTide Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Is bitcoin mining the sort of thing that would be affected by the Meltdown fix?

    Nah its more hit by all the beanie babies and tulip bulbs.

    ...what?

    Bit coin's worth was entirely inflated by people saying it was worth something. I was making a joke about two previous similar fads.

    ....tulip bulbs?

    Basically the first of these fads that we have a good documentation of. A fad in breeding tulips crashing literally sent shockwaves through the whole Western economy

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl He/Him Neutron Nerd Registered User regular
    i see...

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    Wow this Tulip Mania thing is actually really cool. I'm sending this idea over to the Extra Credits people to cover it for Extra History. Their South Seas Bubble series was fascinating as shit.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    Look up onion futures too Henroid

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  • RedTideRedTide Registered User regular
    I want to meet the real life Milo Minderbender.

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  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    BeNarwhal wrote: »
    Okay, well

    Ladyfriend is busy tonight and now my room is immaculate because I was so bored I cleaned

    So now I think I'll mosey on down to the ol' familiar coffee shop and have myself a good sit'n'sip

    porp is out for book club you should come over and help me charge my crystal

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  • TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
    bois we used to get fucked up on tulips i tell you what

    Bless your heart.
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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    people in real life made millions and millions of dollars from bitcoin though, and they're not gonna lose it, and they're looked at as geniuses so they'll also always have good jobs

    I'll hate them along with you but they did it

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    How are those Venezuelan Petro coins doing? They're coming out soon, right?
    The petro will be pre-mined, meaning that unlike bitcoin, for example, new tokens cannot be created.

    That sounds unusual.

  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Look up onion futures too Henroid
    If it's a bubble and had a burst I will be all over that. I fucking love financial bubbles and their bursting, especially because in every situation the writing is on the wall early enough to prevent it but people just go "nah."

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    How... how did people escape college before learning about Tulip Mania? This was common knowledge among my cohort of friends (some of whom haven't graduated high school!) by, like, 10th grade.

    Maybe this is why there are so many people of all ages jumping on board the Bitcoin bubble. They don't remember the Housing bubble or the dotcom bubble or Beanie Babies or fucking Tulips... Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and all that.

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  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    edited January 2018
    BeNarwhal wrote: »
    Okay, well

    Ladyfriend is busy tonight and now my room is immaculate because I was so bored I cleaned

    So now I think I'll mosey on down to the ol' familiar coffee shop and have myself a good sit'n'sip

    porp is out for book club you should come over and help me charge my crystal

    I want u in Chicago so we can be fat

    Pizza

    Or birthday Fogo

    tyrannus on
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipper_und_Wipper
    Kipper und Wipper (German: Kipper- und Wipperzeit, literally "Tipper and See-saw time") is the name given to a financial crisis during the start of the Thirty Years' War (1618–48).[1] Starting around 1621, city-states in the Holy Roman Empire began to heavily debase currency in order to raise revenue for the Thirty Years' War,[2] as effective taxation did not exist.

    The name refers to the use of tipping scales to identify not-yet-debased coins, which were then taken out of circulation, melted, mixed with baser metals such as lead, copper or tin, and re-issued. Often the states did not debase their own currency, but instead manufactured low-value imitations of coins from other territories and then spent them in yet other territories as far as possible from their own lands, hoping that the resulting damage would then occur to the economy of those other regions rather than their own. This worked for a while; but after a time, the general public caught on to the manipulation, resulting in pamphlets denouncing the practice, local riots and the refusal of soldiers and mercenaries to fight unless paid in real, non-debased money. Also the states began to get back their own debased coins in taxes and customs fees. Due to these problems the practice largely stopped around 1623; however, the damage done was so large that it created financial disarray in almost all the city-states in the area. The same thing re-occurred on a smaller scale near the end of the century and again during the middle of the 18th century; however, the debasement spread from Germany to Austria, Hungary, Bohemia, and Poland.
    This is hilarious.

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  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    P10 wrote: »
    i launched sfv ae to try ryu in training mode and i did a cr.mk and saw the range on it and then i alt-f4'd uninstalled threw my computer out the window

    yeah

    yeah
    wait no i forgot they gave him donkey kick
    oh each strength of donkey kick does less damage and the same stun as equivalent strength tatsu
    and provides a worse knockdown
    and is more punishable on block
    and has less range

    at least ex donkey kick gives you a juggle midscreen!
    (wall bounce juggle doesn't work at the corner because ???)
    (and I think you only ever juggle with hp dp and nothing else because why would there be any thought or interesting reset options)

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    How... how did people escape college before learning about Tulip Mania? This was common knowledge among my cohort of friends (some of whom haven't graduated high school!) by, like, 10th grade.

    Maybe this is why there are so many people of all ages jumping on board the Bitcoin bubble. They don't remember the Housing bubble or the dotcom bubble or Beanie Babies or fucking Tulips... Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and all that.

    Not everyone is uhh you hahnsoo.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipper_und_Wipper
    Kipper und Wipper (German: Kipper- und Wipperzeit, literally "Tipper and See-saw time") is the name given to a financial crisis during the start of the Thirty Years' War (1618–48).[1] Starting around 1621, city-states in the Holy Roman Empire began to heavily debase currency in order to raise revenue for the Thirty Years' War,[2] as effective taxation did not exist.

    The name refers to the use of tipping scales to identify not-yet-debased coins, which were then taken out of circulation, melted, mixed with baser metals such as lead, copper or tin, and re-issued. Often the states did not debase their own currency, but instead manufactured low-value imitations of coins from other territories and then spent them in yet other territories as far as possible from their own lands, hoping that the resulting damage would then occur to the economy of those other regions rather than their own. This worked for a while; but after a time, the general public caught on to the manipulation, resulting in pamphlets denouncing the practice, local riots and the refusal of soldiers and mercenaries to fight unless paid in real, non-debased money. Also the states began to get back their own debased coins in taxes and customs fees. Due to these problems the practice largely stopped around 1623; however, the damage done was so large that it created financial disarray in almost all the city-states in the area. The same thing re-occurred on a smaller scale near the end of the century and again during the middle of the 18th century; however, the debasement spread from Germany to Austria, Hungary, Bohemia, and Poland.
    This is hilarious.
    Holy shit.

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    edited January 2018
    Wife finished her vip stuff so she came out and let me run to get a coffee

    10/10 would wife again

    bloodyroarxx on
    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl He/Him Neutron Nerd Registered User regular
    My Western European history is pretty weak, actually. A lot of that stuff just didn't stick with me. I did a lot of "memorize just for the test" in those courses.

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    How... how did people escape college before learning about Tulip Mania? This was common knowledge among my cohort of friends (some of whom haven't graduated high school!) by, like, 10th grade.

    Maybe this is why there are so many people of all ages jumping on board the Bitcoin bubble. They don't remember the Housing bubble or the dotcom bubble or Beanie Babies or fucking Tulips... Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and all that.
    Education in the USA is pretty scattered. A lot of it is focused on trying to promote the USA and how awesome it is.

    Nobody likes me but that's okay. I'm used to it.
  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Wow this Tulip Mania thing is actually really cool. I'm sending this idea over to the Extra Credits people to cover it for Extra History. Their South Seas Bubble series was fascinating as shit.

    I thought they had one on that already.

    Apparently the ones that sold for the most weren't just regular tulips of rare color. They were actually diseased, which caused a unique look. They died really quickly though.

    I read a good book about the history of financial crises. They even talked about the etymology of bubble. It isn't just the idea of massive expansion, although that is probably why it stuck around as a word. It's meaning meant something more like to cheat someone else by tricking them before it was used in financial terms.

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • Havelock2.0Havelock2.0 Registered User regular
    It still blows me away that fucking tulips were given value greater than land at some point.

    Like, I get it was the 1600s but all you need is a really bad couple of seasons and you're shit out of luck.

    Up here there's a place called Apple Hill, which is home to a bunch of orchards, wineries, and the like. It's entire economy is essentially based on apple production.

    But about 100 years ago or so it used to be the number one place for pear production. Until a disease wiped out all the pear orchards and everyone lost their ass on it. So they switched to apples.

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  • Havelock2.0Havelock2.0 Registered User regular
    edited January 2018
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    How... how did people escape college before learning about Tulip Mania? This was common knowledge among my cohort of friends (some of whom haven't graduated high school!) by, like, 10th grade.

    Maybe this is why there are so many people of all ages jumping on board the Bitcoin bubble. They don't remember the Housing bubble or the dotcom bubble or Beanie Babies or fucking Tulips... Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and all that.

    They remember those more recent bubbles, they just fall into the old "but this time it will be different" trap

    Havelock2.0 on
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  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    tyrannus wrote: »
    BeNarwhal wrote: »
    Okay, well

    Ladyfriend is busy tonight and now my room is immaculate because I was so bored I cleaned

    So now I think I'll mosey on down to the ol' familiar coffee shop and have myself a good sit'n'sip

    porp is out for book club you should come over and help me charge my crystal

    I want u in Chicago so we can be fat

    Pizza

    Or birthday Fogo

    If I didn't have these kids to watch I'd be there for sure

    Please consider the environment before printing this post.
  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    It was this book. It's a really interesting read.

    https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Take-Hindmost-Financial-Speculation/dp/0452281806

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    tyrannus wrote: »
    BeNarwhal wrote: »
    Okay, well

    Ladyfriend is busy tonight and now my room is immaculate because I was so bored I cleaned

    So now I think I'll mosey on down to the ol' familiar coffee shop and have myself a good sit'n'sip

    porp is out for book club you should come over and help me charge my crystal

    I want u in Chicago so we can be fat

    Pizza

    Or birthday Fogo

    If I didn't have these kids to watch I'd be there for sure

    Put them in a balloon

  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    How... how did people escape college before learning about Tulip Mania? This was common knowledge among my cohort of friends (some of whom haven't graduated high school!) by, like, 10th grade.

    Maybe this is why there are so many people of all ages jumping on board the Bitcoin bubble. They don't remember the Housing bubble or the dotcom bubble or Beanie Babies or fucking Tulips... Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and all that.
    Education in the USA is pretty scattered. A lot of it is focused on trying to promote the USA and how awesome it is.
    I grew up in bumblefuck Indiana! Then again, learning about how "hur hur them furriners done fucked up with Tulips" is somewhat of a "Go Team USA" thing.

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    TTODewback wrote: »
    oh shit that reminds me
    i was a little drunk the other day and dude brings in a briefcase. and it has a SNES classic and TV built into it
    and plugs it in
    and he let me play DKC
    and i started crying
    oh my god i am so happy

    You must live in some kind of fantasy world or something.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    How... how did people escape college before learning about Tulip Mania? This was common knowledge among my cohort of friends (some of whom haven't graduated high school!) by, like, 10th grade.

    Maybe this is why there are so many people of all ages jumping on board the Bitcoin bubble. They don't remember the Housing bubble or the dotcom bubble or Beanie Babies or fucking Tulips... Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and all that.

    They remember those more recent bubbles, they just fall into the old "but this time it will be different" trap

    It's a paradigm shift!

    Havelock2.0
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    P10 wrote: »
    i launched sfv ae to try ryu in training mode and i did a cr.mk and saw the range on it and then i alt-f4'd uninstalled threw my computer out the window

    yeah

    yeah

    was the range really long or really short

  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    How... how did people escape college before learning about Tulip Mania? This was common knowledge among my cohort of friends (some of whom haven't graduated high school!) by, like, 10th grade.

    Maybe this is why there are so many people of all ages jumping on board the Bitcoin bubble. They don't remember the Housing bubble or the dotcom bubble or Beanie Babies or fucking Tulips... Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and all that.

    They remember those more recent bubbles, they just fall into the old "but this time it will be different" trap

    It's a paradigm shift!

    DISRUPTION

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    I just watched my professor struggle with a smart board for a while. He kept mispressing the scroll wheel and accidentally clicking in the task bar or right clicking. He ends up accidentally opening a new tab with the source from the syllabus page. And he’s looking at it like he broke the computer.

    *room of utterly silent people from 18-30, watching*

    BeNarwhal
  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    kedinik wrote: »
    P10 wrote: »
    i launched sfv ae to try ryu in training mode and i did a cr.mk and saw the range on it and then i alt-f4'd uninstalled threw my computer out the window

    yeah

    yeah

    was the range really long or really short
    yes

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  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    I am being treated as an expert in something I am definitely not an expert in and it's pretty crab fab in here rn

    ok I found an actual expert, got the answer, and then passed it along like it was my own A++ would middle management again

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    How... how did people escape college before learning about Tulip Mania? This was common knowledge among my cohort of friends (some of whom haven't graduated high school!) by, like, 10th grade.

    Maybe this is why there are so many people of all ages jumping on board the Bitcoin bubble. They don't remember the Housing bubble or the dotcom bubble or Beanie Babies or fucking Tulips... Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it, and all that.

    They remember those more recent bubbles, they just fall into the old "but this time it will be different" trap

    It's a paradigm shift!

    DISRUPTION

    Tulip farmers hate him! One weird trick to making millions of guilder!

    And I won, so you lose,
    Guess it always comes down to.
  • tyrannustyrannus Registered User regular
    Hahahaha fuck yes I'm getting birthday Fogo tonight

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