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haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

incoming lawsuit from nintendo?

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Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

we vibin'
we slidin'
we breathin'
we dyin'



I, uh.... what

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

e lmao it’s even dumber than I thought

Xaris fucked around with this message at 23:15 on Oct 29, 2019

LanceHunter
Nov 12, 2016



Continuing the Silicon Valley Season 6 chat from the last thread: I'm dreading this season. HBO seems to be trying to bury it with very little promotion, and it feels like the writers are running out of steam. Characters who are long past-their-purpose are still showing up. Not to mention that they themselves now seem to be falling for dumb valley ideas (like, Pied Piper was saved with a successful ICO last season).

Honestly, though, the show has had a cursed history anyways with Christopher Welch dying in the first season and the showrunners not recognizing TJ Miller was a scumbag until it was too late. They were able to get in some really solid digs at some deserving targets over the course of the whole thing, but it's long past its prime and I just hope this season doesn't ruin its legacy.

Munkeymon
Aug 14, 2003

Motherfucker's got an
armor-piercing crowbar! Rigoddamndicu𝜆ous.






might as well get exposure to that bubble too

Arcteryx Anarchist
Sep 14, 2007




Fun Shoe

LanceHunter posted:

Continuing the Silicon Valley Season 6 chat from the last thread: I'm dreading this season. HBO seems to be trying to bury it with very little promotion, and it feels like the writers are running out of steam. Characters who are long past-their-purpose are still showing up. Not to mention that they themselves now seem to be falling for dumb valley ideas (like, Pied Piper was saved with a successful ICO last season).

Honestly, though, the show has had a cursed history anyways with Christopher Welch dying in the first season and the showrunners not recognizing TJ Miller was a scumbag until it was too late. They were able to get in some really solid digs at some deserving targets over the course of the whole thing, but it's long past its prime and I just hope this season doesn't ruin its legacy.

I thought it jumped the shark after the second season or so pretty much

Serials just really need to die but we live in the world of endless sequels now

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


Displeased Moo Cow posted:

I took out all my monies from a Nz tech company and put it all into trees and sea ports :thumbsup:

you should invest in companies providing security for billionaires' compounds

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



posting to bookmark

BMan
Oct 31, 2015

KNIIIIIIFE
EEEEEYYYYE
ATTAAAACK




really turning things around now that neumann is gone

Notorious b.s.d.
Jan 25, 2003

by Reene


fishmech posted:

skrelis hillarious cuz usually rich chumps like him get the firm hand of the family lawyer covering their stupid mouth when they go too far

shkreli's parents were working class 1st generation immigrants

the talent deficit
Dec 20, 2003

self-deprecation is a very british trait, and problems can arise when the british attempt to do so with a foreign culture







Xaris posted:

i swear i thought they had shut down already but nope

at least they funded a lot of podcasts lucratively for a couple years

my personal investment strategy is to short any company that advertises on podcasts

Notorious b.s.d.
Jan 25, 2003

by Reene


LanceHunter posted:

Continuing the Silicon Valley Season 6 chat from the last thread: I'm dreading this season. HBO seems to be trying to bury it with very little promotion, and it feels like the writers are running out of steam. Characters who are long past-their-purpose are still showing up.

the first ep was great

they are going directly for "machine learning + user data = evil, at best"

LanceHunter posted:

Not to mention that they themselves now seem to be falling for dumb valley ideas (like, Pied Piper was saved with a successful ICO last season).

wasn't the ico last season a scam, just like real life icos?

the talent deficit
Dec 20, 2003

self-deprecation is a very british trait, and problems can arise when the british attempt to do so with a foreign culture







Notorious b.s.d. posted:

shkreli's parents were working class 1st generation immigrants

shkreli is in jail because his parents were working class

well why not
Feb 9, 2009





100% if Shkreli Senior was a finance CEO or something there wouldn’t have been any drama.

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




well why not posted:

100% if Shkreli Senior was a finance CEO or something there wouldn’t have been any drama.

I think that what was NBSD was saying, in other words.

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

the talent deficit posted:

my personal investment strategy is to short any company that advertises on podcasts

are casper/leesa mattreses still around

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

lancemantis posted:

I thought it jumped the shark after the second season or so pretty much

Serials just really need to die but we live in the world of endless sequels now

thats kind of silly because there were still many good laughs in season 2 and onward, which is about all you can ask for from a p much straight up comedy show. as long as it's funny then it hasn't really jumped the shark; however, there is only so many times you can do the cliche get-knocked-down and get-up-again. if they're leaning into richard being a piece of poo poo, which he always was and has been, that's good and cool. also martin starr owns. the minute he's gone the show should be cancelled.

also really TV gets p few sequels these days, at least netflix n poo poo wise you get 2 seasons max. unless youre looking at cable tv with endless survivors and CSI shows

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


15 seasons of supernatural, a show about a couple of serial killers who drive around the country grifting, making deals with the devil, and murdering people

LanceHunter
Nov 12, 2016



Notorious b.s.d. posted:

wasn't the ico last season a scam, just like real life icos?

Nope, it flopped at first but then ended up saving the company (after they dealt with a 51% attack situation that was the whole plot of last season's finale). Berg and the writers just don't really get the tech and while they're good at mocking the personalities involved they still kinda fall for the "self-driving cars are already out there" spin.

Xaris posted:

thats kind of silly because there were still many good laughs in season 2 and onward, which is about all you can ask for from a p much straight up comedy show. as long as it's funny then it hasn't really jumped the shark; however, there is only so many times you can do the cliche get-knocked-down and get-up-again. if they're leaning into richard being a piece of poo poo, which he always was and has been, that's good and cool. also martin starr owns. the minute he's gone the show should be cancelled.

See, I don't think they have the balls to follow through with Richard really being a piece of poo poo. He'll end up getting some redemption arc this season (like in previous seasons) and the whole thing will end with the original cast (minus TJ Miller) in the original house playing that "always blue" game.

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006


Nap Ghost

Xaris posted:

are casper/leesa mattreses still around

casper seems like it'd be a pretty safe business model. mattresses have a huge markup already and if you sell them for less but also get rid of the retail overhead you're still gonna come out way in the black.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[ASK] me about OS/2 WARP




yeah. also since you can sell terrible mattresses but due to the shipping logistics nobody will ever do a return lmao

JawnV6
Jul 4, 2004

So hot ...

they make u sign a note saying u destroyed it

foolproof

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006


Nap Ghost

Jonny 290 posted:

yeah. also since you can sell terrible mattresses but due to the shipping logistics nobody will ever do a return lmao

lol yeah

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[ASK] me about OS/2 WARP




JawnV6 posted:

they make u sign a note saying u destroyed it

foolproof

haha the logitech gambit

pram
Jun 10, 2001


JawnV6 posted:

they make u sign a note saying u destroyed it

foolproof

lol

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003





in non-tech bubble news, i've walked past the former trump plaza atlantic city a couple times the past couple days and seriously how do you lose money on a casino of all things

kitten emergency
Jan 13, 2008

get meow dis wack-ass
crystal prison











Endless Mike posted:

in non-tech bubble news, i've walked past the former trump plaza atlantic city a couple times the past couple days and seriously how do you lose money on a casino of all things

life, uh, finds a way

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


Endless Mike posted:

in non-tech bubble news, i've walked past the former trump plaza atlantic city a couple times the past couple days and seriously how do you lose money on a casino of all things

iirc it was a combination of buying the wrong place at the wrong time, completely mistiming the market, and also trying to use it to bail out his other failing businesses

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually

Endless Mike posted:

in non-tech bubble news, i've walked past the former trump plaza atlantic city a couple times the past couple days and seriously how do you lose money on a casino of all things
you build your casinos in a town that enters economic decline (as indian reservations break the monopoly that atlantic city had on east coast gambling for several decades) and you respond by building more casinos (i.e. increasingly competing with yourself in a declining market).

prisoner of waffles
May 8, 2007

Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the fishmech
About my neck was hung.


https://twitter.com/financialtimes/status/1189175702479876098


thinking about an FT subscription again

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

ive never been to atlantic city but everything i hear about it makes it sound like it's a fictional place

Shame Boy
Mar 2, 2010

THE HORROR
THE HORROR





Captain Foo posted:

I, uh.... what

"look i read this linkedin article from a very important sounding mba that said that pro gaming is the fastest growing market segment in the universe and by 2021 all real sports will be replaced with that dabbing pinata game and this lady butt simulator thing the kids call overwatch, this could be our ticket out of this mess! let's see, what if we could, like, put video games in our empty rooms... and then... maybe people would come to our empty rooms to play the video games??"

FMguru
Sep 10, 2003

peed on;
sexually

oops!

https://twitter.com/byjacobward/status/1189305629879554048

turns out we have been overestimating the acutal elevation of cities. the orbital lidar images used are calculated based on average returns, and dont account for trees and buildings and whatnot. someone threw some ai and machine learning at the problem to recognize above ground objects in the scans and calculate them out and came to newer, more accurate numbers, and it turns out that all the models for how bad sea level rise will be for jakarta and bombay and bangkok and similar low-lying coastal cities have greatly underestimated the effects

quote:

For one moderate future scenario, sea levels projected by 2050 are high enough to threaten land currently home to a total of 150 (140–170) million people to a future permanently below the high tide line, or a marginal increase of 40 (30–60) million. Total and marginal exposure each rise by another 50 (20–90) million people by end of century. A total of 360 (310–420) million people are on land threatened by annual flood events in 2100, or an extra 110 (60–170) million beyond the contemporary baseline. This case reflects greenhouse gas emissions cuts roughly consistent with warming of 2 °C (emissions scenario RCP 4.5) and assumes a mostly stable Antarctic (sea-level model K14).

150 million climate refugees just from sea level rise in 30 years

Notorious b.s.d.
Jan 25, 2003

by Reene


Shaggar posted:

casper seems like it'd be a pretty safe business model. mattresses have a huge markup already and if you sell them for less but also get rid of the retail overhead you're still gonna come out way in the black.

the problem is that there's no "moat" around the business. startup costs are almost zero: you get a contract manufacturer to drop ship the mattresses direct to the consumer

so there are a dozen identical mattress companies all selling the same product, and the only differentiator is marketing

most are self funded

you've heard of "casper" because they have spent many millions in vc funding on marketing.... but there's no proof that will form a durable moat for them.

Shame Boy
Mar 2, 2010

THE HORROR
THE HORROR





FMguru posted:

someone threw some ai and machine learning at the problem

lmao ok

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

FMguru posted:

turns out we have been overestimating the acutal elevation of cities. the orbital lidar images used are calculated based on average returns, and dont account for trees and buildings and whatnot. someone threw some ai and machine learning at the problem to recognize above ground objects in the scans and calculate them out and came to newer, more accurate numbers, and it turns out that all the models for how bad sea level rise will be for jakarta and bombay and bangkok and similar low-lying coastal cities have greatly underestimated the effects


150 million climate refugees just from sea level rise in 30 years

uh everyone i know in my field understands DSM modelling has drawbacks because it's a surface model and won't be survey-accurate; however, we've been using actual survey and topo maps that are quite accurate for 100 of years. i would highly doubt people are using DSMs for actual flooding, all the flood maps we use are based on actual benchmarks and contoured with reasonable accuracy.

also aerial-mounted lidar works by many sweeping passes and it basically takes the minimum point when multiple points occupy the same location and uses that. all it takes is one little laser dot to peek through some branches and grass to get the bottom or as close as possible. No fancy machine learning AI blackbox poo poo necessary, poo poo has been common practice since lidar was invented and is called bare-earth DEMs. its a real simple MINIMUM() function

this flaw with vegetation n poo poo is only really bad on photogrammetic based DSM models, like Drones with Camera and producing a DSM is really insanely cool and amazing and a really amazing advancement, but it's a known issue is that it doesn't have the advantage in producing a bare-earth topo. no one is using drone-based photogrammetic produced DSMs for actual precision analyses

the real problem is that as we get smarter about climate change and stop using economy-esque handwaving away and simplifying things as a perfectly friction-less sphere, it turns out we've extremely underestimated climate change and it's getting worse every new IPCC report. the next one is going to be a loving doozy

like look at this poo poo. this new model taking into account albedo and melt and other factors is analogous to RCP8.5, and although this one is an unrealistically high upper bound assuming business as usual and worse, business as usual with increasing emissions until we die (reality is our emissions will go down as our global society collapses)

(numbers are in celsius, multiple by 1.8x for fahrenheit)

Xaris fucked around with this message at 04:48 on Oct 30, 2019

H.P. Hovercraft
Jan 12, 2004

one thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse


Slippery Tilde

also survey benchmarks are a thing that exist

though when i was still in school it turns out a lot of them were hosed up in louisiana and elsewhere because they didn't take subsidence into account and had never been checked, so updating and confirming everything became a big project

fishmech
Jul 16, 2006

by VideoGames


Salad Prong

jakarta's problem is ongoing aquifier-drain induced subsidence anyway, not inaccurate elevation measurements from satellites

and indonesia's government has already recognized that the city is untenable and is going to build a new capital elsewhere to solve it (which will also be very useful for them in securing support and money from regional interests in the place it is to be built, which really greased the wheels there)

Optimus_Rhyme
Apr 15, 2007

are you that mainframe hacker guy?



LanceHunter posted:

Nope, it flopped at first but then ended up saving the company (after they dealt with a 51% attack situation that was the whole plot of last season's finale). Berg and the writers just don't really get the tech and while they're good at mocking the personalities involved they still kinda fall for the "self-driving cars are already out there" spin.


See, I don't think they have the balls to follow through with Richard really being a piece of poo poo. He'll end up getting some redemption arc this season (like in previous seasons) and the whole thing will end with the original cast (minus TJ Miller) in the original house playing that "always blue" game.

I legit thought the finally last year was the end and thought "well, that ended nicely" and was surprised there was a new season lol

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Feb 3, 2006



PokeJoe posted:

how do I achieve 500k a year touching computer

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