Aegora.jp: An Explainer

Aegora.jp is a somewhat complicated system in that it directly uses on-chain contract call transactions as its payment method. This means that a sale’s status passes through phases that are governed by actions that occur on the chain which can only be initiated by transactions that are signed by the users and must be verified […]

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“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises A cascade of financial crises are rushing across the Western world. Gradually Imagine a set of express trains that are all headed toward a single catastrophic, multi-track collision. Each train is heavily damaged already, but the […]

An obvious solution to the Fermi Paradox

The past three years have made obvious a simple solution to the Fermi Paradox. Any advanced civilization will eventually discover nuclear and (in our case) biological weapons. These present a systemic risk to the entire uniplanetary civilization. AI may also present a systemic risk, but that is less clear. The civilization now has two choices: […]

The USD is literally a diffuse, dupable NFT

Fiat currencies have reduced themselves to the level of NFTs. The USD is a perfect example of this. The story is fairly easy to understand. The story of NFTs Some intelligent people realized that smart contracts could be used to register ownership of a given contract by a given public key, and that contract could […]

Video: Why does Euclid’s parallel copy construction break in this weird way?

Update (2023-04-22): it was because I did it incorrectly. I have a very nonconventional approach to math. There’s a fake question that’s posed a lot in math, which is is mathematics invented or discovered? I previously thought it was a stupid question because it has no impact on how one does math, until I heard […]

The financialization cycle

The process of an economy shifting its optimizations from productive activity to the accumulation of money is called “financialization”. To add more confusion to the mix, people on the left-end (idiot-end) of the Midwit Curve can tell something is badly wrong and the game is being rigged, but can’t tell what forces are conspiring to […]

Diaries of a non-consensual JavaScript developer, episode 2: my grand scheme to make my code style more readable has failed mildly

From https://gitlab.com/DoctorAjayKumar/sidekick/-/commit/8ac7cd86892882f57f84e5043041a0ed1bd55c95 my grand scheme to make my code style more readable has failed mildly did you know that javascript is retarded Idea: transform async function foo_doo(bar: baz, quux: quuz, buzz: fuzz) : Promise<fuzz> { … } into async function foo_doo(bar : baz, quux : quuz, buzz : fuzz) : Promise<fuzz> { … } I […]

Diaries of a non-consensual JavaScript developer, episode 1: dumdum JS object pointer logic

As part of an elaborate S&M fantasy roleplay, I have over the last handful of months been forced to spend significant time developing a real commercial project in JavaScript and TypeScript. During this period, I have learned quite a lot about both languages and how they work. And I’m going to share what I have […]

Geopolitics: A Golden Needle for Russia and the CCP

Every so often there are bubbles that are so big that they can’t help but become the foundation of even larger bubbles, and the froth of bubbles gets so huge that people start actually believing in the bubble mass as though it were a static, stable, real thing. Until someone turns up with a golden […]

Angry dragon problems: when great floods happen, it’s time to overthrow the emperor

Let’s start with debunking the narrative that “dragons are a myth”. The liberal media would have you believe that the Welsh, the Japanese, the Chinese, the Greeks, and even the Eskimos independently invented identical myths about giant fire-breathing reptiles who live inside bodies of water and are the source of chaos in the world. Right. […]