Ever since MP decided to pay 0.1 BTC for girls to flash their tits in #bitcoin-assets, there’s been a steady stream of imgurs lining the logs.i While most have been hesitant to show their faces, fearing reprimand from “the real world,” a few have been more game. Professional camgirl sexy_saffron has fared best thus far, showing a persistence like no other in IDing with gribble.ii Ms. Saffron therefore demonstrated herself as worthy of more complex assignments, and in doing so procured multiple jobs beyond simple tit flashing, including two videos of her begging and pleading with notable intellectuals to visit our little beacon of Internet-fueled hope: #b-a.
Said intellectuals were Chris Ballas (aka The Last Psychiatrist):
And Nassim Taleb (aka Mr. Black Swan):
Given that Ballas is writing a hardcore pornography novel of some description, the first video seems at least somewhat likely to catch his attention.
For Taleb, however, I’m less convinced that Ms. Saffron has what it takes to lure him to #b-a. Though the second video is certainly a creative approach, for which Mircea Popescu, its patron, is to be recognized, it doesn’t strike me as the right carrot with which to entice Nassim. The Levantine flâneur is more likely to be drawn in by promises of rare texts in arcane languages, or public debates with Nobel Prize winning derps. Still, given that Taleb also rejected my offer of a free bitcoin, as well as several other such offers and invitations, more creative solutions are needed if #bitcoin-assets is going to attract (even more of) such distinguished fellows. So what else can we try?
Since I’m far more familiar with Taleb’s work, and even his lifestyle, I’ll focus on him in proposing a couple ways to attract his attention:
1. Offer him a debate with a notable economist, journalist, or other philosophaster.iii
2. Tell him we need his linguistic skills in translating a rare text in an arcane language.
3. Follow his Facebook page, hire someone to attend one of his public events,iv and have them put a logged-in laptop in front of him while they’re enjoying coffee, beer, or conversation. Show him how IRC works.
Other ideas are left as exercises for the alert reader.
It’s a worthwhile endeavour, this.
P.S. If either Nassim Taleb or Chris Ballas is reading this, the fastest and easiest way to log onto #bitcoin-assets IRC channel is using webchat.
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- Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, Exhibit D, etc. [↩]
- Ms. Saffron made her way into the WoT using a Bitcoin public address instead of PGP/GPG. Yes, this is possible! [↩]
- While MP would make for a great debate, it should be someone Taleb is familiar with from fiat finance. [↩]
- Like this one in Montreal that happened last year. [↩]