The Dutch Auction (Factory Remix Edition)

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Haven’t posted because nothing has changed. And the trajectory of likely developments along a course we’ve all covered together, yes?


  1. DrLeoStrauss says

    Migration Update: Expect to have a test migration of the entire site (everything, including comments, images, etc.) underway soon. It’s a little more complicated than usual just given the idiosyncratic nature of the public and back end of things.

    Per the ideas in this thread, an e-book might be a good second step. Some of the art would have to be recreated in that event for a number of reasons, but that also could be an opportunity. Will open an Administrative Post before anything starts rolling to give folks a heads up.

  2. Dr Leo Strauss says

    Thanks for the feedback on 1.0 Philip. Agree that capturing what we’ve all built here has to include everything to get the snapshot. The server conversations are not time sensitive but need to happen. Whatever eventually unfolds, anything that happens has to include everything.

  3. Dr Leo Strauss says

    @Tbilisi Hi, the book/e-book, Tbilisi, strikes a chord now. Didn’t focus on some earlier nudges. Would like something that belongs to all of us available to all of us.

  4. RedPhillip says

    I haven’t had occasion to mention it yet, but I too have found great value in working my way through Bunker 1.0. I was and am struck by the degree of perspicacity in so many posts and comments, and hope you find a way to keep everything available. If nothing else it will serve as proof that not everyone went blindly into collapse and ruin. (Besides, I haven’t made it all the way to the end of Bunker 1.0.)

    Tuttle? Surely you mean Buttle, because the Ministry of Information doesn’t make mistakes.

  5. Tbilisi says

    Re: A key question remains how to archive/preserve the collective record. Your comment about going deeper into the 1.0 pool underscores it.

    Good Doctor, have you considered putting it all into a book? Preferably a leather bound illuminated manuscript, or failing that an e-book so at least you could make an income selling data on exactly what we are reading and for how long.

  6. DrLeoStrauss says

    @Sam Lowry A cold one raised one back, Sam, and to all our gang. From whichever Center we find ourselves.

    Thanks for the kind words. They also apply to you and everyone. Whatever we all built together here for the Reality Based Community, it’s a living record of the tumultuous now. If some conversations started with a private e-mail or other exchange? The fruits are still here.

    Your note’s also timely. Mulling external reasons to migrate server/re-configure things. A key question remains how to archive/preserve the collective record. Your comment about going deeper into the 1.0 pool underscores it.

    Appreciate your thoughtfulness. Glad we, like Tuttle, are in this together.

  7. Sam Lowry says

    But is it smug condescension if you’re right? It sees like a reasonable reaction to a nation of people willfully refusing to see reality. So while it’s not a pose that will likely win people over, at this point what will? I mean, this is a nation where people accept without question what is little more than a modified version of the Underpants Gnomes business model as a viable economic system (1. Tax cuts/free trade/mercantilism! 2. ??? 3. Prosperity!). Among other things.

    FWIW, I’ve been reading STSOZ 2.0 for a little more than 2 years (I’ve gone through a good bit of the archives as well as those in Bunker 1.0), around the same time I found Kevin Phillips’ “American Theocracy”. Quite serendipitous if I do say so. Like pimping, getting people out of the cave ain’t easy, though. Thank you for creating this outpost in the Reality Based Community. I’ll be sure to hoist a cold one in your honor from the mess hall in the Michelle Bachmann re-education center ’round about 2013.

  8. Dr Leo Strauss says

    Remix because initial presentation a bit lazy. Blink today more hamster wheel.

    Not sure how we would work the Hill full time w/ social media now. On the one hand, volume of info now available mind boggling. OTO, 75-80% of all lobbying is ‘defensive’ and requires below the radar/no fingerprints ingress/egress.

    Frankly, of the several major pieces of legislation we played non-trivial part from XP PC first draft to POTUS signature not sure we could succeed in today’s environment. It’s not Heston screaming madhouse but more like trapped in a room with hornet swarms.

    All leading to significant contemplation about this blog and the undeniably smug condescension. Much like a calvary officer riding to the front in 1939.

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