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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mailvox: of scraps and subscriptions

An email today from a sane man who finds himself caught up in a crazy world:
I want you to know I appreciate what you are doing. I'm in tech and the number of pozzed out SJW folks I interact with on a daily basis in that capacity is nearly unbearable. It feels like fully 1/5 - 1/4th of all articles, blog posts, and podcast episodes I see out there on most feeds are identity politics bullshit these days. There seems to be an overbearing need for virtue signalling from guys that make six figures and can't get an attractive girlfriend. It goes all the way up to a number of well-known blogger/podcasters who should have their lives together, based on the amount of income they bring in, but yet continue to white knight for fairly dubious (aka, low value) scraps of female attention.

I must also relate a story. I recently had dinner with a silicon valley startup dude (I say "dude", because he was allegedly a founder, but not particularly successful) regarding the possibility of Silicon Valley startups outsourcing to other parts of the US (particularly the deep south and rust belt). I pointed out that low ping times, similar timezones and laws, and better optics around outsourcing might eventually make the numbers work well enough for at least some companies to try it out. It was at this point that I was subjected to an extended rant about how his company would never do that as (summarized) "we don't want to hire people who are going to be bringing racism into the office and wanting to take time off in the fall to duck hunt and f#$% their sisters". This individual stated this, loudly, in front of numerous witnesses without a hint of fear of consequences. It is this sort of behavior and the cucking I described in the previous paragraph that makes me believe that the alt-tech revolt is just getting started - I know dozens already who are hopping mad about this sort of thing and I send them to your blog. I certainly am motivated to help grease the skids for it.
That is a great observation on the driving force behind Silicon Valley virtue-signaling, and it indicates that it is going to be possible to red-pill some of the seeming SJWs. They are operating on a false paradigm, and moreover, they have to, on some level, know it. I mean, it just isn't working for them, is it.

But regardless, the Alt-Tech revolt is just getting started. We've set the Voxiversity launch date to September 11th, the Alt-Patronstarter site is already fully functional, and I'm putting the subscriptions together now. There will be six levels of monthly subscriptions, from $5 to $500, and while I have most of the rewards identified, I'm interested in hearing additional ideas from those of you intending to support this foray into video production.

The Alt Hero kickstarter will be launched two weeks after Voxiversity. It will not be a subscription, just a straightforward fund-or-kill 30-day campaign.

Share your thoughts.

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174 Comments:

Blogger James Dixon August 30, 2017 3:51 PM  

> This individual stated this, loudly, in front of numerous witnesses without a hint of fear of consequences.

Sounds like a perfect statement to make public on the net.

The Alt Hero kickstarter I'll be interested in if I can scape together the money.

Blogger mark auld August 30, 2017 3:58 PM  

Hope this heralds the beginning of a real revolt and the rise of alt tech.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 30, 2017 3:59 PM  

The News media likes to glamorize Silly-Con Valley as the heart and forefront of American technological prowess.

It's in Detroit.

If your dumb web-app crashes... the worst that happens is that you lose approx. 120 seconds of your time restarting and getting back to where you were before it crashed.

If your drive-by-wire system causes a car to crash, you're looking at people in the hospital and/or morgue. Huge legal bills, and unending BAD publicity (as in Ford Pinto publicity) on the front page of the newspapers for years.

On that note -- for the above reason, self-driving cars will NEVER be mass-marketed -- because no sanely-governed automaker is going to allow themselves to be held responsible for every single traffic accident one of their models gets into.

Scratch that... we are no longer in the age of sane corporate governance -- witness -- GM agreeing with Chinese demands that for every machine in one of their manufacturing or assembly plants, that a duplicate be shipped over to be "kept in storage" ... which means that if an engine plant has 8 boring machines...then 8 boring machines are "in storage" .... and then the IDIOTS in the C-suites at GM were shocked to find at the Beijing auto show a car that was an EXACT reproduction of one of their Chevrolet vehicles being sold under the name Cherry.

IDIOTS!!!!

As if that sort of result could not have been foreseen (even if not so blatantly).

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable August 30, 2017 4:00 PM  

These pricks have no clue what's coming, and how many people they are pissing off. The revolt is under way.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker August 30, 2017 4:01 PM  

Speaking of Alt Tech, what's happening with Infogalactic?

Blogger VD August 30, 2017 4:04 PM  

Speaking of Alt Tech, what's happening with Infogalactic?

The Techstars are actively working on Phase Two. There won't be much to report for at least another four months. Infogalactic is a giant project. There will be extended periods of time when it looks like nothing happens. Then, everything will suddenly change and people will get excited about it.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 30, 2017 4:12 PM  

One thing I would encourage, as it's probably a make-or-break for me, is to have just the audio portion. Frankly, you're not that attractive, and both my money and my bandwidth are limited.
Audio-only I can listen to in the car as I spend so many hours driving, without wasting expensive bandwidth on the portion I'm not interested in and can't even use when I'm driving.

BTW, I'm pretty sure Periscope is limiting the audio levels when it detects a phone. Why they would do that is beyond me.

Blogger Freeholder August 30, 2017 4:13 PM  

Several of us are working on our fragile status in order to be available soon. One more PM about to come online.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable August 30, 2017 4:15 PM  

Several of us are working on our fragile status in order to be available soon.

Yes.

Anonymous Goodnight August 30, 2017 4:17 PM  

On that note -- for the above reason, self-driving cars will NEVER be mass-marketed -- because no sanely-governed automaker is going to allow themselves to be held responsible for every single traffic accident one of their models gets into.

I work with lots of people in local and state governments, and they are already planning for self-driving cars. They are saying that they'll initially restrict self-driving cars to certain toll roads and to state highways that could become toll roads - all as "safety measures". Never underestimate the potential of a politician or bureaucrat to sniff out a possible funding source.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd August 30, 2017 4:21 PM  

VD wrote:The Techstars are actively working on Phase Two. There won't be much to report for at least another four months.

I'm signed up to contribute a few dollars a month. Let us know if funding becomes a bottleneck.

Blogger SouthRon August 30, 2017 4:21 PM  

The company I work in is less pozzed, but having large offices in both California and North Carolina I see some of the same dynamic with respect to stateside "outsourcing".

Some of the imports to NC would like to see the company move a lot of folk from CA to NC to save money based upon the lower cost of living. The reaction of the Californians is basically hell no they don't want to defile themselves. For those from North Carolina, it's like stay the hell away we don't want you turning this place into California East.

The expression on the West Coast executives faces when they realize team-building exercises in the Southeast frequently involves guns and shootin' is absolutely priceless. Shakily asking, "You mean, real guns...w.w.w.with bull-ll-e-ets?". Yup!

Again, stay the hell away.

Blogger Andre B August 30, 2017 4:27 PM  

There is a site called www.fig.co that allows you to INVEST in games. It's a pretty decent project with a lot of potential and many interesting games are being funded there.

I'd love to see something similar for alt-tech companies, especially if overseas investing is allowed. I'd love to take my hard-earned money and invest it in alt-tech companies, being a Brazilian conservative that would be win-win: an opportunity to invest in the USA and also in a project I believe is making a difference.

Maybe that would be a good idea. Note that rewards for Fig campaigns are returns on investment, so actual sharing of profits, not merely kickstarter rewards.

Anonymous DaveInjustice August 30, 2017 4:28 PM  

It can't be too long coming. I mean first and foremost these tech entrepreneurs are thinking about being successful, and if they can move to places where the Same quality of life isn't 3x as expensive as average and the employees aren't obscenely arrogant jagoffs, all the better.


Also, Pozzed is a term that's highly underrated in it's rhetorical value.

Blogger tz August 30, 2017 4:31 PM  

1/4 OT Don't show Lu Ban or your're Axeing for it - someone admits cultures are different?

Somehow Johnny Redneck with the pile of antlers from various species somewhere on his property has modded his car using welding, various bits of mechanical skills which the makerspace could only dream of to turn his truck into something wonderful and terrible.

When the innovative brains leave SV, or at least the SjwVirtuesignal part, there will be a collapse and shift of historic proportions. Like WW2 and Japan waking a sleeping Giant.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr August 30, 2017 4:31 PM  

@3 Dirk: From an engineering perspective, I agree with you. Self-driving cars are a liability nightmare. But the software companies pushing them have NO idea of the degree of reliability and performance required of safety-of-flight (or drive) software.

About the only companies that could really handle it are Northrop-Grumman, General Atomics, and Lockheed. Maybe Boeing and Airbus.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 30, 2017 4:33 PM  

These pricks have no clue what's coming

They really don't. They've helped build (or been handed) this system which all functions on open standards and freedom to create and view what you want. You can say there are no legal rights to those things because it's all public industry, but that doesn't matter -- it's the way they've sold it and what people have come to expect. They can't tell everyone that deal is off without a serious backlash, and it's already started.

Blogger Beau August 30, 2017 4:38 PM  

Hope this heralds the beginning of a real revolt and the rise of alt tech.

And Skynet too!

Anonymous patrick kelly August 30, 2017 4:38 PM  

As a middle aged, midwit, code-monkey I'm about 1/2 way to anti-fragile anyway. Definitely interested in any opportunities to work in an ilk-friendly environment.

Blogger Aeoli Pera August 30, 2017 4:40 PM  

Here's a useful flowchart I made.

Most of the people currently filtering into the Alt-Right are former libertarians. Such people can typically be converted to Literally Hitler with IQ and crime statistics. "Muh weed" libertarians cannot be converted, and are typically socialists in disguise.

Some are former Republicans. If they are feeling the squeeze, they can be converted to the Alt-Lite with basic economic arguments, regarding GDP vs. GDP per capita, and voting trends of 2nd-generation immigrants. If they are still doing well enough for themselves, then they cannot be converted and will follow the civic nationalist party line.

Anyone else must first become a supporter of the God Emperor, may he live forever.

Blogger Aeoli Pera August 30, 2017 4:43 PM  

@20 was re: That is a great observation on the driving force behind Silicon Valley virtue-signaling, and it indicates that it is going to be possible to red-pill some of the seeming SJWs. They are operating on a false paradigm, and moreover, they have to, on some level, know it. I mean, it just isn't working for them, is it.

Anonymous Bob Loblaw August 30, 2017 4:43 PM  

There seems to be an overbearing need for virtue signalling from guys that make six figures and can't get an attractive girlfriend.

I'm in the SV area. I see almost no virtue signaling from six figure white guys. They're sick of mandatory social indoctrination.

The SJW true believers are the women. You hear amazing, eye-rolling crap from them all the time. But as a guy you don't say anything if you want to keep your job (and your house).

The signallers are in the seven figure range and up, particularly the VCs. And, as you'd expect, these are the guys demanding blowjobs from female would-be founders.

Anonymous RA August 30, 2017 4:46 PM  

I agree about software and margin of error. It's already been an issue in the medical field. Vehicles are even less forgiving. So sure, self driving trucks on the most common routes only in the next few years, but going to take a lot longer for wider distribution of self driving vehicles. Everything around the tech has to get orders of magnitude better.

another question: as a former Unix/Linux sysadmin who thinks he still has some chops left, how would I find alt-tech projects I could contribute my expertise to? either part time volunteer or paid contract, not looking for full time

Blogger Demonic Professor El August 30, 2017 4:53 PM  

The rise of Alt-Tech is great - and I think we will be wary of entryism. Thankfully, we're not a lazy group who won't check resumes and references :) The Rust Belt and the South are rising - but we can't allow for SJW reentry to those areas. Not that it would happen too soon - all we have to do is look around and see the results of SJW-infested institutional rot.

On that note, it's always great to see new developments.

With Florida's "culture and creative class" stuff, tied with Lemonis's admissions of ousting his customer base, there's a lot of good ground game coming.

Anonymous kfg August 30, 2017 4:54 PM  

"We've set the Voxiversity launch date to September 11th . . ."

Dude! Duck season opens on October 1.

I don't have a sister. Anybody got a spare?

Anonymous JamesD August 30, 2017 4:55 PM  

By 2019 the purge will be complete to protect the Dem candidate. The Dems in control aren't stupid. They know Twitter and Youtube took down Hillary. Gab will only grow. YouTube is the problem since it bleeds cash. Alternatives could be a YouTube style podcast site ( far less storage needed) with MP3 downloads available and decentralized video like DTube.

Anonymous Bob Loblaw August 30, 2017 4:57 PM  

Cail Corishev wrote:These pricks have no clue what's coming

They really don't. They've helped build (or been handed) this system which all functions on open standards and freedom to create and view what you want. You can say there are no legal rights to those things because it's all public industry, but that doesn't matter -- it's the way they've sold it and what people have come to expect. They can't tell everyone that deal is off without a serious backlash, and it's already started.


That's a good observation.

Unfortunately these are incredibly powerful companies led by incredibly powerful people. I'd bet my last dollar Eric Schmidt can pick up the phone and have virtually any senator on the line in ten minutes.

Blogger tz August 30, 2017 5:01 PM  

@20 My only disagreement is "important" - this is the problem the civic nationalists have. The three (or more) races are different, with different tempraments. For that matter, you can assign different European nations different tempraments. There is a reason the PIIGS tend to be in the south and have perpetual overspending problems, and the north tends to save.

Is race determinant? critical? probably not. But this is why libertarians move to the alt-right. The non Virtue-signallers will evaluate the evidence, and note the number of white males, and that there are Christians and Atheists, and draw logical conclusions - then try to ask for evidence, which will result in a milder pointing and shrieking (even the intellectuals feel they have to say "we're not Nazis and detest them" then go on 5 minutes about 1930 Italy... Zzzzz...). And a choice between reason and evidence and accepting ostracism for bad-think. I noted in a different thread that it is getting to the point of purges and later, violence.

The problem is you can tell race (gender, and a few other things) immediately, and given the polarization, you have a 70% plus correct assessment of their views. You might want to treat people as individuals, but usually a brief search on their name (especially BECAUSE they wish to virtue signal) you can get their position, and reject them.

Meanwhile I suspect I'm not the only one (in my case not because of SJW but buzzword bureaucracy) who feels like one of the few firemen in a department of arsonists.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer August 30, 2017 5:05 PM  

the software companies pushing them have NO idea of the degree of reliability and performance required of safety-of-flight (or drive) software

Those companies all use the "good enough" philosophy and the first thing cut when projects exceed their budget or miss a milestone is testing. Driverless vehicles are going to work just about as well as the IOT. Its going to be a blood bath.

Blogger Lovekraft August 30, 2017 5:06 PM  

Because it isn't in our natures to pick up picket signs, protest, sit-ins etc, the ability to share ideas is our best weapon.

If we could use brute force, we would have done it a loooong time ago.

Anonymous Michael Maier August 30, 2017 5:09 PM  

We've set the Voxiversity launch date to September 11th

OK, I've been on autopilot for months... Where is more info on this?

If it's involving OPSEC, would someone who knows how would message me, please?

Blogger tz August 30, 2017 5:10 PM  

@23 - trucks won't happen. At least not long-haul. Ask yourself with all the rail lines that require near zero software to make "self driving trains" why that isn't done, and trains are 100x greener for that long-haul, safer (the regs on just crossings are huge), and less expensive. But they aren't used. Ooooh, shiny! There are taxis, so why have self-driving cars with $20k of extra electronics that in an accident will be broken and are easily confused.

(I'm still looking for a Rolling Coal modded truck that I could use to stop the self-driving cars, or I will need a glitter sprayer in my current truck-bed).

Also note things are getting WORSE, not better. Google's (and Bing's!) algorithm for the USA english searches for "American Inventors" as an example. The SJW cancer changes your brain into looking at reality and seeing what you want instead of what is there.

Consider the ACLU vid of Charlottesville of the guy with the gun - Everyone else sees the other guy with the flamethrower right in the same video.

Blogger Student in Blue August 30, 2017 5:11 PM  

Also, Pozzed is a term that's highly underrated in it's rhetorical value.

Except most people don't instinctively know what "pozzed" means, and any rhetorical phrase you have to explain is worthless.

Blogger tz August 30, 2017 5:13 PM  

@30 the error is in testing. That is why autopilots do better in simulators. Because they have been tweaked to pass all tests. Driving or flying in the real world cannot be reduced to a series of regression tests. Even if you wanted an Heuristic, you can't do something like "go" where the rules are finite. There may be a plain on one side of the road and a sharp drop-off on the other side. Even if you could add it as a case (assuming you recognized it), there are thousands more. I'm waiting for when deer become a problem.

Anonymous Phantasmic August 30, 2017 5:16 PM  

@23
self driving trucks on the most common routes only in the next few years

Self driving trucks are actually less likely than passenger vehicles because all the safety features that will be required are what will make it trivially easy to stop the truck and steal the contents.

Blogger Lovekraft August 30, 2017 5:17 PM  

@20: Aeoli Peri

https://aeolipera.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/alt-right1.png?w=640

Just re-posting your chart. Great work. If I don't see it on gab in the next while, I'll put it up.

Anonymous Phantasmic August 30, 2017 5:26 PM  

Any suggestions on where to get started if one were interested in learning to code for this Alt-Tech uprising? I've done some codecademy stuff but so far it seems pretty limited.

Blogger Critical G August 30, 2017 5:27 PM  

I'm looking forward to the Alt Patron most of all.

Blogger Student in Blue August 30, 2017 5:32 PM  

@37. Phantasmic
Any suggestions on where to get started if one were interested in learning to code for this Alt-Tech uprising? I've done some codecademy stuff but so far it seems pretty limited.

Learn networking related stuff. While not always *directly* related to coding, just understanding networking will allow you to accomplish far more with your coding. Look at things like Network+ or CCNA.

Blogger James Dixon August 30, 2017 5:32 PM  

> One thing I would encourage, as it's probably a make-or-break for me, is to have just the audio portion. Frankly, you're not that attractive, and both my money and my bandwidth are limited.

One version of youtube-dl will download the periscope videos, and ffmpeg will allow you to extract the audio to a separate file. I'll see if I can verify what verison of youtube-dl worked. That still means downloading the original file though.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 30, 2017 5:33 PM  

@25
I don't have a sister. Anybody got a spare?

Try Craigslist.

Blogger YIH August 30, 2017 5:33 PM  

the Alt-Patronstarter site is already fully functional
Would that be https://hatereon.com or something else?
If so, not that fond of the name, it might sound good at the time but could be an issue in the future. This guy dubbed his consulting business http://www.assholeconsulting.com/ and now, somewhat sheepishly, has to refer to it as ''a-hole consulting'' in interviews, podcasts and YouTube.

Blogger OGRE August 30, 2017 5:34 PM  

@16 even if the self-driving cars are incredibly reliable and safe, they pose a massive litigation--and hence, financial--risk in and of themselves. If an insurer can posit a non-frivolous claim that an accident was at least partially a result of computer error, that opens the floodgates to millions of lawsuits each year. Win or lose the potential litigation costs alone would outweigh any benefit of tacking on a self-driving unit to an otherwise perfectly acceptable and mildly profitable automobile.

Blogger Chiva August 30, 2017 5:34 PM  

It's in Detroit.

What is in Detroit to earn the title "heart and forefront of American technological prowess."

Anonymous Aron August 30, 2017 5:40 PM  

I don't really have anything to add to this conversation but I will give a big thank you to Vox for all his good work.

Anonymous Azimus August 30, 2017 5:46 PM  

"we don't want to hire people who are going to be bringing racism into the office and wanting to take time off in the fall to duck hunt and f#$% their sisters"

I'm not a big fan of doxxing exactly - but if we were to put this quotable quote on a sign at this man's front door or on his car - let's see how many plumbers, how many mechanics, how many cops want to help him out. Just another Programmed Fool...

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents August 30, 2017 5:47 PM  

@17
These pricks have no clue what's coming

They really don't. They've helped build (or been handed) this system which all functions on open standards and freedom to create and view what you want.

Nonsense, all these companies are too big to fail, and e-commerce is totally the future. Plus Candy Crush is an awesome part of the new economy.

Anonymous Azimus August 30, 2017 5:54 PM  

44. Chiva August 30, 2017 5:34 PM
What is in Detroit to earn the title "heart and forefront of American technological prowess."


If I may be so bold, you should read the rest of his comment to understand his meaning.

It has been said that engineering is doing for $1 what any fool can do for $2. A car has to be fun, safe, affordable, efficient, and reliable or it will be utterly rejected mercilessly by the market. Tech/code does not live in the same blast furnace of literally "do or die" that the auto market does. Code can be sloppy, code can be buggy but as long as it functions most of the time, there are few repercussions. Who has that soft spot for a car? No one. In 2017 if a motor breaks down in some way, people are in panic mode and in some cases in fear of their life. In 2017 if your iPhone 6 crashes, you mutter the f-word and reboot it. That is his point.

Anonymous The Probe August 30, 2017 5:59 PM  

"we don't want to hire people who are going to be bringing racism into the office and wanting to take time off in the fall to duck hunt and f#$% their sisters"

I've worked in Silicon Valley since the mid 1990's. Big companies, small companies, and startups. Believe me when I tell all y'all this... The biggest racists in the Valley are Indians and Indian Nationals. Not only do they discriminate on skin color, they also discriminate on caste. I've now witnessed multiple times the Indian manager who only hires Indians Only. Every. Single. Time.

The ones in India are equally as bad. Never once have I seen an Indian company employ non Indians in India.

Giving India a foot in the door of any company is a huge mistake. You can bet any company that does this is going fully converged with SJW's at the same time.

Anonymous kfg August 30, 2017 6:02 PM  

"Code can be sloppy, code can be buggy but as long as it functions most of the time, there are few repercussions. Who has that soft spot for a car? No one."

I've owned multiple original, made in Italy, FIAT 124 Spiders.

Blogger Chiva August 30, 2017 6:19 PM  

@48. Tech/code does not live in the same blast furnace of literally "do or die" that the auto market does. Code can be sloppy, code can be buggy but as long as it functions most of the time, there are few repercussions.

There are corporations in SV that do write code just as you describe.
There are also companies in SV that develop highly available systems that are eight nines availability.




Anonymous RedJack August 30, 2017 6:20 PM  

I have seen this first hand.

Used to bother me, then I realized I didn't want to work with them either.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 30, 2017 6:28 PM  

The Probe wrote:Giving India a foot in the door of any company is a huge mistake. You can bet any company that does this is going fully converged with SJW's at the same time.
Citigroup
Adobe
Mastercard
Google
Microsoft
Pepsico
Deloitte
Cognizant
Pimco
Nokia
What do these companies all have in common?

They didn't keep the termites out.

Anonymous Rum Raisin August 30, 2017 6:29 PM  

white men are the problem

Then why the fuck does everyone want to move to where the white men are?

Anonymous johnc August 30, 2017 6:35 PM  

From what I've seen myself, SV companies are aghast at the idea of employing Americans outside of their bubbles (SV, Seattle, Boston, NYC). And you can forget about the Big 4 being open to remote employees. And like the OP says it's because they think they're better than everybody.

OT, is Cernovich starting to lose his mind or what is going on here? Even Breitbart ran with his story:

https://medium.com/@Cernovich/mike-cernovich-white-house-report-trump-83e6d97258aa
https://medium.com/@Cernovich/mike-cernovich-white-house-report-trump-super-pacs-pence-75016efee806

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 30, 2017 6:47 PM  

The Indians and their "racism" can be made useful

Anonymous Johnny Mayonnaise August 30, 2017 6:51 PM  

@36. Great chart by Aeoli.

Sperging a bit, but could it be argued that Alt-West is actually an extension of Alt-White?

In other words: If you believe race is important, you are Alt-White. If you also believe that Christian values are essential to the health of Western civilization, you are Alt-West.

Yes? No?

Blogger DeploraBard August 30, 2017 6:52 PM  

Alt Patronstarter is video production? Not familiar with it.
Also, announce the Alt-hero activation here. I'm in.

Blogger YIH August 30, 2017 6:57 PM  

OGRE wrote:@16 even if the self-driving cars are incredibly reliable and safe, they pose a massive litigation--and hence, financial--risk in and of themselves. If an insurer can posit a non-frivolous claim that an accident was at least partially a result of computer error, that opens the floodgates to millions of lawsuits each year. Win or lose the potential litigation costs alone would outweigh any benefit of tacking on a self-driving unit to an otherwise perfectly acceptable and mildly profitable automobile.
That's the issue the ''self-driving vehicle'' fans just can't seem to wrap their heads around. And the larger/heavier the vehicle, the worse the problem is. The scenario I've mentioned before is ''self driving 18 wheeler gets in a wreck with a bus full of high schoolers on the way home from a football game''.
Obviously at interstate speeds, there's likely to be a death toll.
First, the media, they're gonna be all over the story, and with the drama cranked up to 11. The bad publicity will last for years.
Then the lawsuits, against the trucking company, the truck builder, the software company, insurance companies and more - with all of them trying to sort out/pass the buck on who's responsible and by how much.
Then we all know who's going to get involved next, don't we?

Blogger Otto Lamp August 30, 2017 7:04 PM  

There is a ton of IT development capacity in the South: Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, Huntsville, Nashville, and several Texas cities.

I've noticed a rise in inquiries from recruiters about Utah jobs as well.

I talked to an Atlanta startup a while back. They said the money men pressured them to locate in SF or Boston. They located in Atlanta, because they could rent a floor in Atlanta for what it cost to rent a conference room in SF, and there was plenty of high-end tech talent (thanks to, in their opinion, Georgia Tech being located in downtown Atlanta--they did locate within walking distance of the campus).

Anonymous Marvin Boggs August 30, 2017 7:13 PM  

@50: Fix It Again Tony.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer August 30, 2017 7:15 PM  

"we don't want to hire people who are going to be bringing racism into the office and wanting to take time off in the fall to duck hunt and f#$% their sisters"

I see incest disturbs you. Do you happen to know what the incest rate is in India? We may want to take another look at our hiring policy around H1bs....

Anonymous Deplorable Winning August 30, 2017 7:25 PM  

Harper's new Alt-Heroine, check out that artwork!
https://harpers.org/archive/2017/09/the-rise-of-the-valkyries

Lokteff said that “lionesses and shield maidens and Valkyries” would inspire men to fight political battles for the future of white civilization.“...

As one female pundit recently wrote, the prospect of the alt-right attracting women “terrifies the left, and it should, because they know that once a threshold of female involvement is reached, there’s no going back.”


Blogger wrf3 August 30, 2017 7:29 PM  

Azimus wrote:Code can be sloppy, code can be buggy but as long as it functions most of the time, there are few repercussions.

"If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization." --Gerald Weinberg (IIRC)

Blogger Desdichado August 30, 2017 7:35 PM  

@3. That would make sense to a normal person. But to the idiot managerial caste with their identical Ivy League dues paid, the guys in Detroit are painfully envious of the attention and stock returns of the tech sector--sand they're desperate to recast themselves as Silicon Valley companies too. Detroit is throwing away its equity faster than you can imagine trying to not be boring old American manufacturing companies. They're running for lemming cliff as fast as they can.

Blogger James Dixon August 30, 2017 7:47 PM  

OK, the version of youtube-dl that seems to work with Vox's periscope videos is 2017.01.28. The most recent version I tried didn't work. It's possible they have it fixed by now though.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 30, 2017 7:49 PM  

Mostly off topic. I guess. They didn't see it coming more evidence that all serial killers are white males.

Anonymous kfg August 30, 2017 7:53 PM  

@61:

Also, Feeble Italian Attempt at Transportation.

I can replace a head gasket by the side of the road, in the dark, in the rain, in half an hour flat. It's called "practice."

At least, unlike my British cars, the top was waterproof and the heater worked.

Anonymous Charlottesvillain August 30, 2017 7:58 PM  

"Share your thoughts."

One thought:

Keep on keeping on! Many are behind you in support.

Anonymous Jack August 30, 2017 8:00 PM  

"We don't want to hire people who are going to be bringing racism into the office and wanting to take time off in the fall to duck hunt and f#$% their sisters"

Translation: I don't want to be around guys who remind me of the guys that picked on me in high school.

But don't worry, scro, you won't be. Most of those guys own their own business in the trades.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 30, 2017 8:02 PM  

I think the only thing the Valley ever has going for it at this point is inertia.

I can't help but wonder how things would have turned out if the Homebrew Computer Club had first met at Texas A&M instead of Stanford.

Or if there had been one... O-N-E, executive at Xerox who had the vision to see what was going on at PARC

Anonymous TroubleSpeak August 30, 2017 8:03 PM  

The low level contributors could get early access to your videos, maybe 1 week ahead of non-contributors.

Lower Mid-tier contributors: You could let them ask a pertinent question that you will devote a segment of the show answering (or do it as a quick bonus video).

Mid tier could get Voxiversity transcripts, free e-books, or Brainstorm session access.

Upper Mid-tier could get autographed copies of books like SJWAL, Cuckservative etc. mailed to them

Top level contributors can get framed and signed copies of some of your dankest #dailymemewars memes.

Blogger Chiva August 30, 2017 8:13 PM  

"I think the only thing the Valley ever has going for it at this point is inertia."

I agree with you, barring a fundemental technical leap in technology that Silicon Valley could exploit before any other tech center. That is still entirely possible.

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Blogger Bob Loblaw August 30, 2017 8:18 PM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:I think the only thing the Valley ever has going for it at this point is inertia.

I can't help but wonder how things would have turned out if the Homebrew Computer Club had first met at Texas A&M instead of Stanford.

Or if there had been one... O-N-E, executive at Xerox who had the vision to see what was going on at PARC



What SF and the South Bay have going for them is the network effect. Technical people move here because there are technical jobs here. Companies move (or start) here because there's an endless supply of highly specialized labor.

It's very much in a big company's interest to move somewhere without such a crazy cost of living - you need a household income of about $200k to have a middle class lifestyle here, so companies have to pay much higher salaries than they do in other places.

But the companies who try to move don't succeed. They can't convince their employees to move with them, and they can't find the people they need in other locations.

Blogger SmockMan August 30, 2017 8:20 PM  

I hope transcripts will be available at the $5 level of backing. For those who would rather read.

Anonymous Bellator Mortalis August 30, 2017 8:22 PM  

If you program I recommend you check out the language called Go. Yes it was developed via funding by (boo hiss) Google. However. This is a serious language, with excellent tooling. You can download the manual here: http://leonawang.com/books/The%20Go%20Programming%20Language.pdf

Lauguage created by: Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike (member of UNIX and Plan 9 development teams), and Ken Thompson (Ken invented "B" the precursor to "C", and was one of the creators of the Plan 9 operating system, also the main inventor of UNIX). Book authors: Brian Kernighan (Brian was one of the developers of both "C" and "AWK") and Alan Donovan. These are serious guys, and the language "Go" is amazing.

That said, I would not use Go for web development. But for blazing speed multi-threaded network powered server side development it is the cat's pajamas.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 30, 2017 8:23 PM  

@75
But the companies who try to move don't succeed. They can't convince their employees to move with them, and they can't find the people they need in other locations.

H1b's don't want to leave the coast either?

Anonymous TheDarkWizard August 30, 2017 8:24 PM  

The fools in silicon valley drove real estate too high. Quality women can't afford to live there. The only options for a guy are the freak girls who work at the tech companies or the freak hippie girls living on the street.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning August 30, 2017 8:26 PM  

I was subjected to an extended rant about how his company would never do that as (summarized) "we don't want to hire people who are going to be bringing racism into the office and wanting to take time off in the fall to duck hunt and f#$% their sisters".

Rebuttal. But it's not all racist Mexicans, Asians, and Hindus down south; there are also many white men, and everybody knows they are the best talent.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club August 30, 2017 8:26 PM  

For those from North Carolina, it's like stay the hell away we don't want you turning this place into California East.

This times a googolplex. Internal immigration can be as damaging as importing foreign rabble. It's already becoming the Issue To Be Ignored here in ID, with CA people cashing out there and arriving with a lot of money and fixed ideas of "how things ought to be".

Anonymous Avalanche August 30, 2017 8:37 PM  

Took notes on my second trip through tonight's Dark Stream. I think I got all the suggestions (and added another of my own for the higher levels).

Please let me reiterate: I was NOT complaining about energy or high energy; the Posobiec video, since I have seen little (if any?) of his stuff didn't entirely make sense to me.

Bonuses:
Voxiversity student tee shirt (with URL)
Voxiversity graduate tee shirt
Transcripts
Reading list / "for further info"
Tests
Voxiversity logo sticker for car window

Higher levels could get longer /expanded videos
Higher level could get small group discussion with Vox once a quarter.
Named character in Vox's next book

Topics:
4GW propaganda tactics
war
immigration
philosophy
religion
1965 and 1790 naturalization acts
national socialism
free trade critique etc.

Anonymous Looking Glass August 30, 2017 8:41 PM  

Funny bit is I was talking to a friend in tech that's in Austin. Apparently Apple is doing a monster build out of engineers there. (Apple is bringing their GPU development inhouse, and it appears they're setting up in Austin, TX.) Anyone with any sense knows this has been the play for a while.

You can actually already find examples of similar business groups doing this. Buffalo & Insurance companies come to mind. The real issue is the Management Level. Almost no one that founds a company these days has any clue how to manage a paper bag. It's a foreign skill set that you can't be taught at MBA school. (Actually, having an MBA is normally a sign you *can't* manage.)

Alt-Tech is coming. Whoever gets a Blockchain-based payment processing service is the next Tech Billionaire, but you need to get the Transaction Cost of a 1USD payment down by about 99.5%. Do that, and you'll change the entire world.

Blogger OGRE August 30, 2017 8:45 PM  

@58 YIH

Yup. And it doesn't even take a schoolbus of dead kids to trigger devastating financial risks. Tech companies tend to have deep pockets...at least far deeper than most individuals. They make prime targets for a plaintiff or for a defendant to file a third-party claim for contribution. Furthermore, in states with joint and several liability that could be sufficient in many instances to hang the entire judgment against them.

And juries tend to want to find someone to blame when somebody gets hurt. If you can't blame the drivers ("I wasn't actually driving, the car was!"), they'll blame the computers controlling the vehicles, and they'll make the people who made the computers and the software pay.

Sure, Congress will want to step in and impose their own solutions. But trial lawyers make a pretty powerful lobby...

Blogger Chiva August 30, 2017 8:52 PM  

I know dozens already who are hopping mad about this sort of thing

I think the elites will be surprised by how many in Silicon Valley are secretly waiting for a change. Not merely white males are sick and tired of this.

Blogger John McGuirk August 30, 2017 8:52 PM  

@83 blockchain and smart contact anything really. People are sick of top down censorship. From a twitter micro blogging platform, video hosting platforms, to crowd hosted content, peer reviewed papers, even something as simple as peer verified users or peer verified facts/quotes would be a potential gold mine to get away from these digital fucking ghettos we are forced to endure.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 30, 2017 8:59 PM  

@83 Looking Glass
Funny bit is I was talking to a friend in tech that's in Austin.

Austin is the Berkeley or Boulder of Texas. Metrosexuals have been displacing rednecks out of there since the 90's. There's Ilk in Austin, ask them.

Apparently Apple is doing a monster build out of engineers there. (Apple is bringing their GPU development inhouse, and it appears they're setting up in Austin, TX.)

Maybe that will work out better for them than PowerPC did.

Blogger tz August 30, 2017 9:02 PM  

White Men are the problem

No, they are the solution. Perhaps the final solution.

Anonymous Avalanche August 30, 2017 9:09 PM  

@56 The Indians and their "racism" can be made useful

Tell us more?

Anonymous Luke August 30, 2017 9:24 PM  

Bucket of cold water on the worshipers of the video/podcast mode of communication: a HUGE percentage of the country still has dial-up bandwidth, has very limited monthly bandwidth capacity, or otherwise can't access multimedia.

I work 3 months at a time on oil rigs, off for ~2 weeks, and can't view videos on pain of job loss. When I see a podcast/video on a site I frequent, my reaction is that the webpage space for the hyperlink or embedded video would have been better to be completely blank, as it is of negative value, having solely acted to waste my time to get past it. When I see podcast/video links/embeds by someone whose text writings I have encountered previously and thought valuable, my inclination is to yell at the monitor that they are a lazy f**k, more interested in saving time & effort than in effectively communicating with readers (which a TEXT transcript would serve nicely).

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 30, 2017 9:27 PM  

They can't convince their employees to move with them, and they can't find the people they need in other locations.
Bull.
Very very amazingly few tech startups need specialized people. And most of those are in semiconductors, where sili valley is a decade behind the industry.
Mostly its ready access to venture capitalists, not tech skills, that lead companies to settle there. Unfortunately, venture capital is a specialized system of destroying the value of startups in order to maximize IPO price.

Blogger DonReynolds August 30, 2017 9:38 PM  

The last big idea I remember in getting drivers off the road was the railroad solution....passenger rail with flatcars for their vehicles. When they get where they are going, they offload the vehicles and the passengers travel safely in comfort and convenience. It went nowhere. Nobody seemed to like it and it was pricey. It may have been a good value to skip motels, fast food, and gasoline but no one liked handing over all those savings to the railroad.

I feel the same way about self-driving cars. People had rather do their own driving. So much so, that passengers are often eager for their turn to do something besides look out the window. Personally, I would not care to ride in a self-driving car. An elevator is close enough for me.

As for the liability issue, the politicians have a knack for solving that problem. A good example is the immunization program. You sign away all legal rights before you get the shot. There is a fund set up to pay out claims for those individuals killed or severely injured by immunizations. They already know how many to expect. Otherwise, you have no right to sue for damages. They will do the same thing, I suspect, with self-driving cars. You will sign away your own rights and assume the liability for any passengers. You will still need insurance to cover the passengers of the car you own, otherwise the damages will be capped by tort reform and paid out of an industry or government fund, which will be small comfort when you are killed. No, I do not trust tech to drive my car.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Grass August 30, 2017 9:49 PM  

Jackasses like SV SJW quoted in the e-mail can stay in CA when it burns. Living in part of the Rust Belt I can say we do not like nor need your kind here.

@71 If it happened in Aggieland (*sniff* how I miss it, even with >19" of rain) it would've been more redass at a minimum.

@87 I liked PowerPC...

Blogger Cail Corishev August 30, 2017 10:02 PM  

they can't find the people they need in other locations.

I think what this generally means is:

1) They can't find people as easily in other locations, because there aren't a glut of them lining up at the door; and in other locations, they have to compete with other industries, not just other tech companies offering the same kind of positions.

2) They don't necessarily try too hard, because the managers don't really want to move to BFE anyway.

3) If you can't find people locally, then you have an excuse to beg for more foreigners, so "we can't find people" is their constant refrain anyway.

Anonymous Big Bill August 30, 2017 10:22 PM  

"It was at this point that I was subjected to an extended rant about how his company would never do that as (summarized) "we don't want to hire people who are going to be bringing racism into the office and wanting to take time off in the fall to duck hunt and f#$% their sisters".

Pity for him. He is missing out on some incredible talent.

I know a couple Good Old Boys in Picayune, Mississippi who were begged by their prime contractor, Lockheed, to drop everything and fly to Washington the day the space shuttle Columbia broke up and scattered over a 250x40 mile debris field.

How long would it take you in 2003 to create secure, distributed databases, user interfaces and communications networks accessible to police and emergency teams in two states as well as NASA and DC that would permit them to log and track every single piece of shuttle debris that descended over a 2000 square mile area?

They arrived in DC, put up at the Willard Hotel, and built the alpha system in less than two days.

Lockheed got the contract.

And yes, Virginia, they do fish and hunt in the bayous around Picayune in their spare time.

They leave the incest and rape to the California actors and actresses in "Game of Thrones", however. There are some things Good Old Boys just won't do.

Anonymous Avalanche August 30, 2017 10:27 PM  

And, if you ever start to run out of topics (can't imagine that could ever happen,but play along...), you might do a series on the argumentative fallacies (Just reading your Irrational Atheist before bed -- I finally know the details of the "no true Scotsman" ploy.)

Blogger Mountain Man August 30, 2017 10:28 PM  

Where can one sign up to be a monthly donor?

Blogger Bob Loblaw August 30, 2017 10:30 PM  

Cail Corishev wrote:they can't find the people they need in other locations.

I think what this generally means is:

1) They can't find people as easily in other locations, because there aren't a glut of them lining up at the door; and in other locations, they have to compete with other industries, not just other tech companies offering the same kind of positions.

2) They don't necessarily try too hard, because the managers don't really want to move to BFE anyway.

3) If you can't find people locally, then you have an excuse to beg for more foreigners, so "we can't find people" is their constant refrain anyway.


That's more cynical than reality. I've been at the same company for a long time, and I see what works and what doesn't. The reality is if you want to staff up quickly or you require very specialized software skills, you can't do better than Northern California. We have offices in other states, and while you certainly find competent people, you don't find them in the same numbers.

For a long time I thought telecommuting would break SF's back, but it just isn't happening.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 30, 2017 10:30 PM  

Dirk Manly wrote:On that note -- for the above reason, self-driving cars will NEVER be mass-marketed -- because no sanely-governed automaker is going to allow themselves to be held responsible for every single traffic accident one of their models gets into.
On the contrary.  There are millions of drivers who present higher risk than even today's self-driving cars.  They will (happily or not) give up the wheel for the reduced cost.  Insurance companies will deal with the details as they do today.

People in places like Detoilet and south-side Chimpcongo may be faced wtih a choice between self-driving vehicles or stolen ones.  As long as the stolen vehicles and thieves are removed from circulation with reasonable speed, the result will be a huge improvement for civil society.

Blogger Stephen Ward August 30, 2017 10:58 PM  

"Several of us are working on our fragile status in order to be available soon"

Seconded

Blogger Cail Corishev August 30, 2017 10:59 PM  

The reality is if you want to staff up quickly or you require very specialized software skills, you can't do better than Northern California.

That's what I was getting at with my point #1. For years now, tech people have been told you have to go to Silicon Valley because that's where the jobs are. So the place is full of them for the same reasons Hollywood is full of attractive, young women. I'm sure it is much easier to staff a tech business there.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 30, 2017 11:10 PM  

The reality is if you want to staff up quickly or you require very specialized software skills, you can't do better than Northern California.
If you need specialized software skills???
Please specify what exactly a "specialized software skill" is.

And, having been in the market for several months, there are no such things as companies that want to staff up quickly.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 30, 2017 11:26 PM  

tz wrote:There are taxis, so why have self-driving cars with $20k of extra electronics that in an accident will be broken and are easily confused.
Broken electronics are easily replaced.  Once the errors in software are fixed, they are fixed for the long term.  Improvements in automation do not respect boundaries between industry and roads.

Do you not get it yet?

@35  Excellent point.  But platoons led by a driver-directed truck are coming regardless.

A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:Metrosexuals have been displacing rednecks out of there since the 90's. There's Ilk in Austin, ask them.
Sadly, Dread Ilk did not exist when I was in Austin.  It would have been a better world.

Luke wrote:When I see podcast/video links/embeds by someone whose text writings I have encountered previously and thought valuable, my inclination is to yell at the monitor that they are a lazy f**k, more interested in saving time & effort than in effectively communicating with readers (which a TEXT transcript would serve nicely).
You are a man after my own heart.  I pestered Gates of Vienna to turn their captions into transcripts.  That was difficult despite the logic, but they did it.  Maybe others will too.

Blogger tz August 30, 2017 11:33 PM  

NoCal wont be as effective when everyone is subjected to the diversity test.

Detroit was once the Tech capital with the auto industry and support, with Pittsburgh, Cleveland, etc. as auxillaries. That was the roaring [19]'20s.
I'm not sure what the equivalent of rust for silicon is, but we should see it shortly in the coastal CA strip.

The center of tech moves. As does other things. That is why it is called the rust-belt, it went (literally) south. Then southwest. Then west-coastal. It will move on.

I come from a tiny hic college town. Our robotics team made it to the nationals. Most people here are wicked smart. I think in 3 months with simple coding training, they would totally blow away even the cream H1-Bs, as well as the less-than-google level coders. And they would be of the proper culture to do good jobs.

Blogger tz August 30, 2017 11:37 PM  

@103 - don't YOU get it? It is an economic decision, like security. X costs $10K, Y costs $15K, who do you go with, who does your competitor go with.
If you are a multi-billion tech start-up you can distort the number for a while. Every Uber ride is ridiculously subsidized.
Electronics are EASILY but not CHEAPLY replaced. See what it costs to replace LED or HID headlights. Or the XBox pretense in the middle of your dash. $5K? $10K?.

Blogger Quilp August 30, 2017 11:47 PM  

Very excited about the Alt Hero kickstarter. My Christmas shopping just got a little easier. easier.

Anonymous Crew August 30, 2017 11:55 PM  

@Cail Corashev, @Snidely Whiplash

The reality is if you want to staff up quickly or you require very specialized software skills, you can't do better than Northern California.

That's what I was getting at with my point #1. For years now, tech people have been told you have to go to Silicon Valley because that's where the jobs are. So the place is full of them for the same reasons Hollywood is full of attractive, young women. I'm sure it is much easier to staff a tech business there.

I am not sure it is easier to staff a tech business in NorCal, and I live in Silicon Valley.

The problem is that there are lots of people who claim to have the skills, but who don't necessarily have the skills, and a lot of companies have interview panels that focus on the latest computer science data-structure questions or whatever.

So, you end up with a certain number of fakers who can't really do much, plus a leavening of females who can't code worth a damn, and so forth.

And, sure, there are quite a few people on the street who have been laid of from Cisco or Dell or XYZ, but who wants them if they have been laid off.

If you have contributions to open-source software then you are a prize worth going after but some of the hiring committees don't see it that way either.

Finally, I am sure there are a lot of Americans out there who can do much of the QA work that is being done by immigrants and who speak English better to boot, as well as many Americans who can code ... there must be a way to use that untapped resource. Who cares if they are in West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, etc.

Anonymous Sharrukin August 30, 2017 11:59 PM  

Breitbart is reporting that a Cernovich claim that Trump is under "house arrest"?

http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/08/30/mike-cernovich-ive-heard-that-trump-is-on-house-arrest-in-the-white-house/

WTF.

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Blogger weka August 31, 2017 12:02 AM  

Which is why I am saving for the new fiat 124 when they come off lease. Not made in Italy for the win.

Blogger weka August 31, 2017 12:05 AM  

Having seen brother in law respite a triumph TR, can confirm.

Anonymous Crew August 31, 2017 12:06 AM  

They can't convince their employees to move with them, and they can't find the people they need in other locations.

I think this is not true. What you have in Silicon Valley is enormous numbers of H1Bs, some of whom have been laid off in the latest layoff rounds but they vary greatly in quality and putting together a good team can be very difficult.

Certainly, where I am we need people but we cannot find them and we are in the heart of Silicon Valley, so we do without and things just take longer to do. And the real problem is finding people who know how to balance short-term business needs (implementing what the customer wants to get their business) with longer-term company needs (doing it in a way that is supportable over the long term and doesn't paint you into a corner.)

Despite that I still find time to work on Infogalactic and a couple of open source software projects.

Blogger weka August 31, 2017 12:07 AM  

Restore.
Brother offered him rolls of paper to mop up the oil. His fun car is a pony.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 31, 2017 12:12 AM  

@107 Crew
And, sure, there are quite a few people on the street who have been laid of from Cisco or Dell or XYZ, but who wants them if they have been laid off.

Someday you might be white, male and over 40 too.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 12:17 AM  

@27

Eric Schmidt isn't politically powerful.
His money is.

Anonymous Crew August 31, 2017 12:21 AM  

Someday you might be white, male and over 40 too.

I am all of those, and 20 years over to boot.

The reality is that people don't go for those who have been laid off in most cases.

Personally, I would prefer to employ Americans ... but Silicon Valley has driven many of them out ...

Blogger SirGroggy August 31, 2017 12:32 AM  

I'm interested in hearing additional ideas from those of you intending to support this foray into video production.

I personally would prefer unscripted videos, speaking extemporaneously, without graphics.
In other words, equivalent production values to Molyneux's white background. The bookshelves background is ideal.

I find scripted videos with any sort of production values boring. They remind me of fake news and mainstream media which is top-of-the-line in production values but lacks honest, truthful or intelligent discussion. There is something much more impressive and gripping about somebody speaking extemporaneously without a teleprompter, because all of a sudden there are infinite possibilities of what could be thought or said. I don't care to look at graphics in videos. It might make sense for advertising e.g. the Jack Posobiec advert, however it seems a lot of effort and it would be hard to maintain a high level of output. I think a big part of the success of people like Molyneux (and also your periscopes) is that you speak about the hot topic of today which is what people are interested in at that time - you address something which is at the peak of a spike of public interest - this will bring in numbers. Paul Joseph Watson another good example of this. So you bring in the numbers by addressing a topic which is hot right now - but then you hit them with your unique knowledge, viewpoint, insight and wisdom, and this is what they stay for as a long-term viewer.

That is why I prefer your periscopes where you talk about the hot topics in an ad hoc fashion and sprinkle in philosophy, religion, economics and so forth as it comes up and as it becomes relevant to the day's topic at hand. In other words I prefer the current format of the periscopes to the proposed format of Voxiversity. Perhaps both of them will continue to exist in a complementary fashion, and that would be fine and perhaps ideal.

Also, interviews and debates would be good I think, ala Tara McCarthy's channel, for instance.
If it wasn't for Tara interviewing people such as you and other alt-right notables, then I would never have heard of Tara or her channel.

For instance if you did an interview with Jordan Peterson, then many viewers would be brought to your channel who are followers of Jordan Peterson but who had never heard of you. So there is a cross-pollination with the viewers from other channels.

Just my 2 cents - I am no expert, these are just my observations from the point of view of a fan of several of these channels.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 31, 2017 12:35 AM  

Crew wrote:The reality is that people don't go for those who have been laid off in most cases.

Personally, I would prefer to employ Americans ... but Silicon Valley has driven many of them out ...


And with pathetic attitudes like that, you're helping to drive them out.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 12:35 AM  

@37

Code Academy is ok for learning correct syntax, and some meaning... but if you don't understand the definition (in descriptive English, not jargon) of various data structures, and the algorithms which work best and worst with each one, and which ones are efficient in a certain condition, and under that same condition, which ones become horribly inefficient, then you're liable to do more damage than good.

Although there is the term Software Engineering... it's really creative work... it's more of an art, which requires CONSTANT, PERPETUAL engineering-style thinking.

If you want to really learn how to code, contact me at delta india romeo kilo dot golf echo november tango lima yankee at gmail you know the rest.

Anonymous kfg August 31, 2017 12:43 AM  

"Having seen brother in law respite a triumph TR, can confirm."

I had a GT6. Colloquially known as "The Baby E-Type." It's a hardtop, and leaked like a sieve. But at least the windshield wipers worked, until it started raining, and the headlights worked, until it got dark.

I spent some time being puzzled by ragtops from sunny Italy never leaking a drop and having heaters that worked in upstate NY winters, whereas cold and wet Britain couldn't make a hardtop that was dry and warm in the summer.

And then it hit me - it simply never occurred to the British that they could be dry and warm.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 1:07 AM  

@42

https://hatreon.us/

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 1:10 AM  

@44

What is in Detroit to earn the title "heart and forefront of American technological prowess."


Software teams that make RELIABLE, traffic-worthy software.

And no, I'm not talking about self-driving cars, although they are (idiotically) trying that, too.

As a past president of GM once said

"If cars worked like software, on your morning commute to work, your car would suddenly stop. You would then find yourself back at home, in your driveway, and late for work. People would consider this normal."

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 1:16 AM  

@51

"There are also companies in SV that develop highly available systems that are eight nines availability."

Imagine if your cars brakes worked 99.999999% of the time.

Anonymous Looking Glass August 31, 2017 1:30 AM  

Since we're on tech hiring, this brings up a pet peeve of mine. Something I, thankfully, don't have to see that much these days.

- Almost no one in any Technology field actually knows how to Ask for what they Need. -

A lot of this is down to incompetent HR (let's ignore for the moment that "HR" is a relic of the past), but I've seen this play out so much. Because the position that's being asked for isn't clear what they want, while at the same time asking for skills they don't need, it creates a situation where you apply if you can meet 1/2 of the criteria because you're more than qualified to fill the position they need.

It also explains why Headhunting off LinkdIn is so incredibly popular in Tech these days. The manager that knows what he needs can go find the skills and send HR to get that person. For as massive as "job placement" is within the USA, it's horrifically inefficient and seemingly barely effective.

Blogger Chiva August 31, 2017 1:34 AM  

"Software teams that make RELIABLE, traffic-worthy software."

I agree that Detroit makes reliable software for it cars. You should be proud of that accomplishment.
Drive-by-wire systems are not easy. I watched a prototype drive-by-wire system on a 35 ton tank "hiccup" and turn the speeding tank 60 degrees to the right. It smashed through a cement barrier before the kill switch was hit.

Detroit may be the "heart and forefront of American technical prowess" for control systems, but Detroit is not at the forefront for all tech. But this is me being a sperg.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 31, 2017 1:35 AM  

Dirk Manly wrote:"There are also companies in SV that develop highly available systems that are eight nines availability."
They claim 8 nines of availability. Important distinction. The only three companies I ever saw actually achieve it were Tandem Computer, Eagle Telecom and Western Electric/Lucent.
Only one of those is located in Sili Valley.

Blogger Chiva August 31, 2017 1:37 AM  

"Imagine if your cars brakes worked 99.999999% of the time."

I have had cars where the brakes worked less than that. Just saying.

Anonymous Jack Amok August 31, 2017 1:46 AM  

Self-driving cars are a liability nightmare. But the software companies pushing them have NO idea of the degree of reliability and performance required of safety-of-flight (or drive) software.

Twenty years ago I'd have been more optimistic about the software industry making reliable self-driving vehicles. And not because I was more naive back then (though I was), but because the general level of software quality was better then.

But back then people expected to pay for software too, it wasn't, ahem, ad-supported.

Anonymous Jack Amok August 31, 2017 1:55 AM  

"If cars worked like software, on your morning commute to work, your car would suddenly stop. You would then find yourself back at home, in your driveway, and late for work. People would consider this normal."

If people were more willing to pay a guy to paint over the ad on the dashboard of their "free-as-in-beer" car then they were for the car itself, cars would probably work exactly like that.

Especially if car makers imported a bunch of subcontinentals to work on the assembly lines.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 2:01 AM  

@78

"@75
But the companies who try to move don't succeed. They can't convince their employees to move with them, and they can't find the people they need in other locations.

H1b's don't want to leave the coast either?"

I have *NEVER* met an H1B in the computing / IT sector who is worth a damn.

Given a directive to get a job done in a month, and a choice between 12 H1Bs or a box of donuts, I'll take the donuts.

The ONLY H1B I've ever met who was worth a damn was here as a technical advisor for an electromagnetic heat treating company.... because HIS FATHER INVENTED THE PROCESS (In Leningrad, Russia), and since the father's death, he is now the foremost expert in the world on the subject.

As for the Indians and the Pakistanis... Uh... yeah.

Did I tell you about the Paki Unix admin who decided to back-up a tape drive to the raw disk device that the operating system and and application software filesystem were on in an engineers SGI workstation?

Yeah... 3 days downtime restoring that thing.

Or the time when I was called in for a meeting about proper support for a group of engineers, and how I didn't stop everything that I was doing to reinstall (on the same aforementioned workstation) some rarely used video-generation software, because Sanjay uttered what he thought to be the magic words, "production work stoppage."

Yes, I supposedly "should" have stopped everything to remedy the "production work stoppage"... except that it WASN'T A PRODUCTION WORK STOPPAGE... Sanjay just thought that his friend's upcoming report could use a little pizzazz if said friend had an animated video to go along with his report.

However, since the guy who was actually doing the report never came to me to have it fixed, I concluded that it was not in any way shape or form a serious issue.

So, the customer's department manager had a chat with me about how I should drop everything when I hear the magic words "production work stoppage", except that in this particular case, it wasn't one.

So, apparently, I did the wrong thing by correctly assessing that Sanjay's exagerrated cries of urgency wasn't nearly as urgent as he claimed...except I didn't,
and the same manager told me so.

So, uh, yeah... 15 minutes down the drain to tell me that I should have wasted 2 hours to work on fixing Sanjay's (non-)problem, but that it's a good thing that I assessed his actual need and didn't do what he asked.

Frankly, I just went by two things:
1. Sanjay was one of the most junior people in the analysis group... and

2. his supervisor didn't come to me and say, "Fix this for Sanjay, it's really important."



"@75
But the companies who try to move don't succeed. They can't convince their employees to move with them, and they can't find the people they need in other locations.

H1b's don't want to leave the coast either?"

Anonymous Jack Amok August 31, 2017 2:06 AM  

I would not try to start a company in the Bay Area (and it is most definitely NOT NorCal. That starts north of Marin, but anyway...). It's too expensive (and that doesn't even count dealing with the CA state idiocy), and the people bounce from job to job too fast.

And nobody should try to "staff up quickly." That's a recipe for disaster (unless all you're really doing is skimming a nice management salary off the VC money before you go bankrupt). Start a company with a handful of people you know and have worked with before (so you know you can work together), and hire as revenue allows and work demands.

And don't do it in California.

(speaking of failing software, I just got the same Capcha image - and instructions - I got a few minutes ago, click on the same squares that worked then, and it didn't work this time.)

Blogger Chiva August 31, 2017 2:08 AM  

H1b's don't want to leave the coast either?"

H1B's are tied to companies that can provide a H1B Visa. I can understand their reluctance to move to a location where there are not many companies that can provide a H1B. Just in case they lose their jobs.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 2:10 AM  

@90

I' m with Luke, and I'm on broadband.

Video sucks for nearly everything that doesn't specifically NEED to be illustrated with moving imagery synced with sound.

Anything else, and it's
1) impossible to search for keywords
2) bandwidth hog.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 31, 2017 2:14 AM  

hire all the H1bs you want, just be aware that the resume consists entirely of lies, any offshore degrees were likely purchased, and the skills will simply not be there.
I had to fire a Hindu recruiter recently because he slipped lies into my resume. He thought I'd be grateful, so I notified the employer as well. Cause screw that guy.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 2:16 AM  

@96

"And, if you ever start to run out of topics (can't imagine that could ever happen,but play along...), you might do a series on the argumentative fallacies "

There's about a bazillion different web pages devoted to that topic.

Just do a web search for "logical fallacies"

Anonymous Jack Amok August 31, 2017 2:16 AM  

H1b's don't want to leave the coast either?"

Like hell they don't. Publicly advertise for a QA position and watch the Indian resumes flood in. It's astonishing, most of them started their current job within the last four months, almost none of them have been at the same company for more than 14 months (average tenure is closer to 8 or 9), and they criss-cross the country like itinerant solo locusts. Six months in Boston followed by 9 months in Cupertino and then 12 months in Austin, 5 in St. Paul, 8 in Chicago, and working for the last 4 months in Raleigh but applying for a job in Seattle.

I got nearly a hundred resumes like that the last time I opened up a QA position, and I am not exaggerating. It's kind of depressing to think about someone living like that.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 2:19 AM  

@99

"Dirk Manly wrote:
On that note -- for the above reason, self-driving cars will NEVER be mass-marketed -- because no sanely-governed automaker is going to allow themselves to be held responsible for every single traffic accident one of their models gets into.

On the contrary. There are millions of drivers who present higher risk than even today's self-driving cars. They will (happily or not) give up the wheel for the reduced cost. Insurance companies will deal with the details as they do today."

Well, yes, what IS driving this is baby-boomers who are afraid that pretty soon, the DMV is going to tell them "no, you don't get a driver's license, because you're freaking BLIND AS A BAT AND SENILE."

However, just because Baby Boomers want self-driving cars in their future doesn't mean that any financially responsible company's legal department is going to let that company provide said baby-boomers with a company-destroying liability nightmare.

Anonymous Jack Amok August 31, 2017 2:19 AM  

I had to fire a Hindu recruiter recently because he slipped lies into my resume. He thought I'd be grateful, so I notified the employer as well. Cause screw that guy.

You still looking Snidely?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 31, 2017 2:27 AM  

Sadly, yes, Jack.
White, laid off, and over 50.
Crew up there won't hire me, no matter my skills or experience, because he's an idiot.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 2:30 AM  

@116

"Personally, I would prefer to employ Americans ... but Silicon Valley has driven many of them out ..."

And this is why there are over 1,000,000 American IT workers with actual relavent education (and tested in American schools, where exams are STRICTLY monitored for cheating) out of work while you claim that you NEED H1B's because you can't find any.

F***ing lazy ass traitor. You belong up against a wall.

Anonymous Jack Amok August 31, 2017 2:41 AM  

Sadly, yes, Jack.

Mesosphere, Marathon, ELK, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Docker? Can you code a little? I might have a devops position opening up.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper August 31, 2017 2:42 AM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:hire all the H1bs you want, just be aware that the resume consists entirely of lies, any offshore degrees were likely purchased, and the skills will simply not be there.

I had to fire a Hindu recruiter recently because he slipped lies into my resume. He thought I'd be grateful, so I notified the employer as well. Cause screw that guy.


This clash of trust cultures is a new thing for a lot of people. A good Boomer friend of mine has had serious problem understanding that large chunks of the US are now 3rd world in mentality, competency is a threat , everyone has a scam going and you can't trust anyone you don't know well

Don't expect good results in many cases

There is enough of the old social capital left that things still work much of the time and the power and such have to be on or no one could loot but its not a long term thing

Long term? well nothing good.

That change will end the Republic with certainty and the Empire as well since the productivity and effectiveness and loyalty is going to brick

Blogger Dirk Manly August 31, 2017 2:57 AM  

@129

"If people were more willing to pay a guy to paint over the ad on the dashboard of their "free-as-in-beer" car then they were for the car itself, cars would probably work exactly like that.

Especially if car makers imported a bunch of subcontinentals to work on the assembly lines."

The quote from the GM exec about the reliability of software comparing to some morning commute out of the Twilight Zone being considered normal....

This was BEFORE H1Bs and adware....

And specifically, the GM exec was talking about the utterly horrible quality of software produced by Microsoft with all of it's crash-happy products and most especially operating systems.

Windows is just now reaching the level of reliability that Unix achieved in the 1970's...

Anonymous Killua August 31, 2017 3:02 AM  

You can count on my support for the Alt Hero kickstarter!! I wish you a lot of success in this endeavor.

An idea I had for my own comics, could be usefull to you: sell publicity at the end of such comics.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 31, 2017 3:02 AM  

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Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 31, 2017 3:28 AM  

@Jack Amok
This conversations is probably not appropriate here. Email me at the address in my gulag profile.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira August 31, 2017 6:15 AM  

The hatred many of these keyboard-cucks openly display for the working class is disgusting.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 31, 2017 7:53 AM  

Six months in Boston followed by 9 months in Cupertino and then 12 months in Austin, 5 in St. Paul, 8 in Chicago, and working for the last 4 months in Raleigh but applying for a job in Seattle. [...] It's kind of depressing to think about someone living like that.

Maybe they see themselves as pioneers colonizing a new land, going to where the opportunities are like 19th-century Americans going west across a continent for the Gold Rush. From their perspective, that's pretty much what they are.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 31, 2017 7:56 AM  

The hatred many of these keyboard-cucks openly display for the working class is disgusting.

I've been saying for a while that the elites have done a good job of fomenting class warfare (which is probably somewhat human nature in the first place). The different groups that they're replacing, like construction workers and IT workers, tend to look down on each other, so they're more likely to cheer each other's replacement than to band together against it. That's been the case so far, anyway; it may not be when things get tighter for everyone.

Anonymous Avalanche August 31, 2017 9:10 AM  

@112 And the real problem is finding people who know how to balance short-term business needs (implementing what the customer wants to get their business) with longer-term company needs

Yeah. White men.

Anonymous Avalanche August 31, 2017 9:15 AM  

@117 I personally would prefer unscripted videos, speaking extemporaneously, without graphics.

I agree, and value both. Vox has said he will continue with the Periscope Dark Streams... So, we get the best of TWO worlds! (And he gives up sleep?!) The unscripted, amazing, uplifting, educational, and fun (still want the dogs...) Dark Streams; and the more seriously educational Voxiversity. +

(Really Vox -- you could get you a big-old fainting couch, lie on it like Cerno does with his furry little rat (do NOT mean the baby), and bury yourself under a couple of Rhodies -- as long as you could take the occasional breath, you could manage to talk to us... might be too hot in the summer -- but as a winter blanket?!) (Maybe?) (Please, just once in a while? (wink))

Come on Ilk, vote for the THE DOGS!

Anonymous Avalanche August 31, 2017 9:30 AM  

@133 Video sucks for nearly everything that doesn't specifically NEED to be illustrated with moving imagery synced with sound.

I actually DL a lot of YouTube stuff (mainly documentaries and lectures) using NetVideoHunter; then queue them up and overnight let Brorsoft turn the into MP3s, which I can take with me on my MP3 player. Before DLing, I check the vid quickly to see if I want or need video (graphs or pix or whatever) -- those go into a different folder -- and I use Brorsoft to convert them into a format Roku likes and throw them on an external hard drive that I carry down to the work room to play through my Roku.

Extra steps? Sure, doesn't take time I could use for other than sleep. (I also use downloadperiscopevideos.com to DL Vox's Dark Streams (alas, without comments, but they don't always show up during, so, minor annoyance.)

I keep the vid version and also convert to MP3 for carry-along. (And, yes, of course I have converted to MP3 all his various interviews.) (No, I'm NOT a stalker -- but listening multiple times (to some) lets me mull them over multiple times, which is useful.)

Anonymous Crew August 31, 2017 9:36 AM  

@Snidely, I sincerely hope you find something soon.

I have recommended older white males for two positions I was involved in interviewing for over the last couple of years, but managers turned them down. One was in a company that was full of ethnic nepotism so I got out of there.

Unfortunately, I don't make the decisions and prefer to just work on the software.

Anonymous Avalanche August 31, 2017 9:36 AM  

@131 There's about a bazillion different web pages devoted to that topic.

And not a SINGLE ONE from Vox Day! His 'take' on rhetoric, SJWs, RINOs, and awakening normies is, I expect, more valuable than any 10 of your devoted web pages...

There are lots of web pages devoted to SJWs -- and yet I would always prefer and recommend "SJWs Always Lie" first-and-last to anyone needing help.

Anonymous Avalanche August 31, 2017 9:38 AM  

Oh, sorry that was to @135 and yes, he discusses the fallacies around in his blog - but for a place to send normies, and possibly a topic he could throw off without too much research and work...it's a suggestion.

Anonymous Avalanche August 31, 2017 9:42 AM  

@143 quality of software produced by Microsoft

From the minute they starting talking about this -- my only reaction was -- and has been --

Self-driving cars + the BSOD?!?! Oh hey-yull NO!

Blogger Andy in San Diego and Elsewhere August 31, 2017 11:08 AM  

@16. Napoleon 12pdr:
Actually, a new F-150 has more lines of code than a new passenger jet.

There are 2 forces at work in the tech revolt, the first is cultural, the second economic. Lots of normies (like myself) are getting fed up with the insanity of SJW-infested companies and governments and California is nothing but that. As far as economics go, there are a few forces at work here. It's very expensive to live anywhere near your job in California. CA has a very high state income tax that is only going to go up as the govt employee pension system starts to implode. We're looking at least a 60c (yes, 60 cent!) increase in gas prices in the next year or so as the state implements a cap & trade system to "fight" anthropogenic global climate disruption.

Blogger Matt Robison August 31, 2017 11:11 AM  

The smart ones are gravitating toward the Midwest and South. I'm at the intersection of both (Northern Kentucky) and there are plenty of tech startups here looking to take advantage of the talent and lower cost of living. Generation Tux is a good example, from the Men's Wearhouse founder.

Surprising it took so long for things to gravitate. But also...not that surprising.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 31, 2017 11:52 AM  

tz wrote:It is an economic decision, like security. X costs $10K, Y costs $15K, who do you go with, who does your competitor go with..
And those costs are headed down, down, down.  Electronics keep getting more capable every year.  Software keeps getting better.  Deep learning keeps computerizing more things.

We don't need perfect self-driving cars.  All we need are cars that drive themselves better and more safely than a significant fraction of the population (e.g. the elderly, teenagers) or supply transport for people who can't drive for various reasons (e.g. children under driving age, the blind).  If the electronics cost less than the insurance savings, you've got an economic inevitability.

Electronics are EASILY but not CHEAPLY replaced. See what it costs to replace LED or HID headlights.
Not a valid example.  Those things are designed for assembly, not repair.  I wound up leaving a noise baffle off of my previous car because it interfered with replacement of headlamp bulbs.  LED is a life-of-the-vehicle bulb and only needs replacement if damaged.

Dirk Manly wrote:just because Baby Boomers want self-driving cars in their future doesn't mean that any financially responsible company's legal department is going to let that company provide said baby-boomers with a company-destroying liability nightmare.
Google's cars have been involved in a number of accidents.  The software has been at fault in none of them.  IOW, software already appears to be safer than human drivers.

This comes down to the cost of insurance.  The technology already has a good record, and it's only going to get better.  It will get better faster than any human driver can, because the entire fleet can learn and improve from single recorded incidents.  And as you noted, there's money to be made.  Maybe Ford/GM/Fiat-Chrysler will leave it on the table, but someone will take it.

@143  That's why so many of us grew up hating Microsoft from the get-go.

@156  My car's console is run by WinCE, I think.  It often goes into "maintenance mode" where it doesn't do anything for a minute or so.  The idiots could have scheduled this stuff to run when the car wasn't in use (e.g. right after the doors are locked), but no, they kill your climate and radio controls right when you want them handy.  Brain-dead human factors designers.  The auto companies are usually better than this, so I assume it's MicroSoft's doing.

Anonymous SomeTechAnonFag August 31, 2017 1:47 PM  

"I must also relate a story. I recently had dinner with a silicon valley startup dude (I say "dude", because he was allegedly a founder, but not particularly successful) regarding the possibility of Silicon Valley startups outsourcing to other parts of the US (particularly the deep south and rust belt). I pointed out that low ping times, similar timezones and laws, and better optics around outsourcing might eventually make the numbers work well enough for at least some companies to try it out. It was at this point that I was subjected to an extended rant about how his company would never do that as (summarized) "we don't want to hire people who are going to be bringing racism into the office and wanting to take time off in the fall to duck hunt and f#$% their sisters"."

Please fail your businesses by not having the most basic level of common sense regarding them.

Supply and demand means tech jobs are a dime a dozen in Cuckifornia and virtually uncontested in almost every other part of the country. Because of cost of living differences staff in other parts of the US can be paid less AND have more buying power which is a win/win situation. If this were about anything remotely business related companies would have spread out years ago and cornered these markets. Because it is about cancerous identity politics instead they are serving as a massive financial liability for their employer and would be out the door in an instant in a sane business. There's a few of them, such as Intel that will virtue signal about diversity because their offshore call centers are from other countries but all the people actually getting shit done are Fucking White Males(tm) and you can tell because their products do not spontaneously fail for no apparent reason en masse. For the most part though they actually believe this and it shows. I see certain brands disproportionately more often than others and it becomes apparent why within 5 minutes of going through their RMA lines.

All of that said, I am completely happy with this arrangement as it gives me decentralized high pay low effort work and speaking from first hand experience - Cuckifornia is the most racist part of the country, even the worst rednecks look tolerant by comparison (and still pay well if you fix their Dell so they can play hunting games).

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 31, 2017 2:12 PM  

Crew wrote:@Snidely, I sincerely hope you find something soon.
Thanks. I'm sorry for the crack. It was the frustration talking.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 31, 2017 2:22 PM  

SomeTechAnonFag wrote:There's a few of them, such as Intel that will virtue signal about diversity because their offshore call centers are from other countries but all the people actually getting shit done are Fucking White Males(tm) and you can tell because their products do not spontaneously fail for no apparent reason en masse.
Intel no longer hires straight White males.
True, they do all the useful engineering work, but only as contractors. Virtually every FTE hire is female, sexual freak, mystery meat or Hindu.

Blogger tz August 31, 2017 2:30 PM  

Crooked white males won't hire straight white males?

Blogger tz August 31, 2017 2:32 PM  

@Snidely - consider contracting. It can be short term but usually it is for specific skills, the per-diem is tax advantaged, and you can find things either nearby or across the country. I did it for years and made more money doing that than regular employment.

Blogger tz August 31, 2017 2:42 PM  

@159 - Teenagers must learn to drive to get skilled. And I don't think people will put unaccompanied chilren in a self-driving car, or an elderly person who might have a medical event, or might get confused and tell the car to go somewhere wrong.

Also Moores law has a limit. Computers aren't significantly faster than 10 years ago. More cores, but 4GHz (with a lot of cooling) appears to be the limit.

And actually in many instances, Google's cars WERE at fault for breaking for no apparent reason in front of someone in heavy traffic. Not legal fault, but apparently whatever collision avoidance takes a back seat (pun intended) to the speed limit. The algorithm says "Drive 55", not "Maintain a safe distance between the car ahead and behind.

Apparently they don't believe in glancing at the rear view mirrors. Or whatever the equivalent would be but they are not bothering with.

There is no technical problem preventing "flying cars" today, but they would be too expensive. I think fuel costs would be high, but you would think people who could afford Teslas would be interested in micro-copters.

Blogger tz August 31, 2017 3:08 PM  

@152 - I use TubeMate under Android - it downloads from almost anywhere and can start a converter to MP3 automatically. I recommend TimeShift for viewing (as it can play sped up - I also liked astroplayer but it seems to have stopped development).

@142 It isn't the end of the republic. There is a reason Alexander was able to mow through India over 2000 years ago. That is why there will be a new ethno-state which will permit a limited number of minorities who happen to have high-trust, long-time-preferences. It will be the only one left standing. Battles involving weapons aren't graded on a curve. It is better to be led by a competent seargent than the lieutenant's cousin. For that matter, just look at the US troops (Mostly white) attempting to turn the Pashtun and other Afghanis in what they allege is an army (or the boy-raping police) into a fighting force instead of bribery inc.

I probably want to be alt-right less than scifiwright, but there's this silly thing called reason and evidence. And to have any principles the first principle must be the real, actual, unvarnished, undistorted truth.

Whites have a unique culture that celebrates invention and even dissent when it is rational and lets nature and events rule who is right. That is what has to be adopted by other races to coexist. Low-trust high crime cultures can't be tolerated, but also Asian culture is more about conformity and saving face (I'm sure someone at Samsung or their suppliers knew about the battery problem but as it would be embarassing, they wouldn't speak up; this is rare in european societies, the boy plugged the hole in the dike, though they pushed hard enough to override in the Challenger disaster).

It is actually worse. I expect Chinese infrastructure - including the ghost cities - to collapse. They already killed pets by putting melamine to cheat the tests for protein. They save face, but that means that there might be nothing below the façade.

It is not that Europeans are smart, but that they are good - righteous. Sometimes Puritanical, but whom would you prefer to rely on keeping promises and delivering the goods?

Yes, other races can adopt that kind of culture, but when it would disrupt their other values, they usually don't.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 31, 2017 6:12 PM  

@164  I second this.  As a contractor more than a certain distance from home, your per-diem allowance is often far greater than your expenses and untaxed.  I often added $20k per year to my savings when doing that.

I'm in the same boat as Snidely at the moment.  I'm not lookng for a position or even a gig; I'm working on something that might serve me far better than any job.  However, socking away the money from contracting is how I acquired the luxury to do what I'm doing now.

tz wrote:Teenagers must learn to drive to get skilled.
Many people travel by air, but few learn how to fly airplanes.  You don't need to anymore.  It'll be the same thing with driving, only not so much.

I don't think people will put unaccompanied chilren in a self-driving car
Sure they will.  Parents of teenagers not wanting to be the taxi driver any more will just send the car by itself.  Two-car families with SAHMs can become one-car families since the car can drive itself back home for use between the daily commutes.

or an elderly person who might have a medical event
A lot of such people are driving today when such events happen.  A self-driving car might even detect this and go straight to the ER.  (Might.  My car has a system to supposedly detect when the driver is tired.  It's annoyed me quite a few times, and never gone off when I actually was tired and needed a rest.  It hasn't gone off in some time, so the feature may have been deactivated in some software update.)

or might get confused and tell the car to go somewhere wrong.
There's a big difference between handicapped and incompetent.  Even dogs can be that competent, though they can't drive.

Moores law has a limit. Computers aren't significantly faster than 10 years ago. More cores, but 4GHz (with a lot of cooling) appears to be the limit.
That doesn't mean that the hardware we have, or will have shortly, is not up to the task.  It demonstrably is.  "Better than some people we currently allow to drive" is good enough.

Anonymous SomeTechAnonFag August 31, 2017 7:22 PM  

That's even better now isn't it? It means all the competent ones aren't actually a part of their organization and could easily fuck off and start their own hardware production company or at the very least secure high paying, high skill independent jobs.

Perhaps I'm not cynical enough but I don't believe all of them are so retarded they'd run their businesses into the ground over shit that doesn't matter for people who won't buy their products anyways. Just what are the technical specs on some Apple spyware and how does it compare with a self built PC at the same price point? Exactly. Hipsters aren't the ones buying the high end components these companies sell and we know Apple is filled with poison and worms. Hipsters aren't the ones buying vehicles either, they just use Uber for everything.

I'm completely happy if they stay in their libtard concentration camps and leave the rest of the country free for entrepreneurs who can and will Capitalize and corner these wide open markets. The smart ones (read: the ones who hate identity politics and only go along with it because they need their jobs/houses/safety) can immigrate here legally after Cuckifornia secedes, or a diversity hire fucks with the underwater nukes guarded by dolphins. Whichever comes first.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-worlds-largest-stockpile-of-nuclear-weapons-is-defended-by-dolphins-2015-3

Anonymous Avalanche August 31, 2017 8:14 PM  

@166 They already killed pets by putting melamine to cheat the tests for protein.

Pets, hell: they KILLED BABIES!

Blogger maniacprovost August 31, 2017 9:06 PM  

I would pay for video voxiversity, but not for random darkstreams. Although, it's possible that I would like the darkstreams and support them if I watched them; but so far I haven't seen a compelling pitch as to why I would spend my time when I have crpgs, a stack of books and summer anime season to get through.

Also does anyone know how to get cows out of a ditch? If so email me at my handle at gmail dot com.

Blogger Last Redoubt August 31, 2017 10:46 PM  

Snidely - I wish you luck on your search. I don't have anything at the moment and most of what I do have needs a high percentage of "face" time, but if I run across something, I will let you know.

Anywhere trustworthy we could put together "here's our skillset" profiles for the ilk and vfm? I'd set aside a slack channel a while back but...

Anonymous Jack Amok August 31, 2017 11:51 PM  

Snidely, look for email from a tutanota address.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 01, 2017 12:00 AM  

Avalanche wrote:Pets, hell: they KILLED BABIES!
But not CHINESE babies, so they don't count.

Blogger Alex September 01, 2017 12:59 PM  

keepvid.com will allow you to download a youtube video as an MP3. Or as a video. Use as you like.

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