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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #100 on: April 06, 2018, 02:03:32 am »
I think she played hard ball and she lost her Patreon as a result.
She said on twitter her channel is "dead", and I can't see how. She still has 265k subs, a big loyal fan base, and the ability to upload. The lost Patreon money can be made back in other ways, I don't know why she has to stop blogging.
If it's not easy for her to directly accept Bitcoin, how about go through a friend? I recall she has close links with Bunnie Huang. Maybe SerpentZA, who I recall moved in from outside China, can open an exchange account?

Good thing there aren't any GPU coins better than Curecoin/Foldingcoin as far as using them to help Naomi goes (very difficult) or I would have a moral dilemma on my hands - contribute a tiny bit towards curing cancer or help a good friend keep her TV show going? There is a CPU coin (earnhoney) that can be easily used to help her, but my old Sandy Bridge is not efficient enough to make it worth mining this time of year. I could use that as an excuse to build a Ryzen machine except the break even period is silly long. I could look beyond mining, as in stuff like TensorFlowing paid surveys (no unobtanium 10nm ASICs, though), but it would take more than a trivial amount of time to develop and that would have to pay back in a reasonable time. I keep my Paypal separate from my "regular" money for many reasons (mainly security and letting machines set my "hobby" budget), besides giving money is a lot more fun when funneling it through electronics with a net gain.
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« Reply #101 on: April 06, 2018, 11:42:57 am »
A college friend of mine (who shall remain anonymous) also "showed herself off" (to an even greater extent than Naomi ever did) to get Bitcoin back in the day. Would it be OK to ask her just how she showed herself on camera?

I don't think she has a problem with guys in general, just misogynists. She cast me in a very positive light the first time I used my miners to help her.

The followers doing counter attacks are not entirely controllable from her side. If a real life friend of yours was under attack, you would try to do something to stop the attackers, right?
A woman graced you with attention and made you feel special after giving her a steady stream of money? That's amazing! You must have unlocked some secret of the universe.
 
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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #102 on: April 06, 2018, 02:04:36 pm »
A woman graced you with attention and made you feel special after giving her a steady stream of money? That's amazing! You must have unlocked some secret of the universe.
Steady stream? Only in an ideal world. Mining difficulty is still going up, so the only way to make it steady is to constantly add hashrate to compensate. And the difficulty is already high enough that additional investments in mining hardware take an unreasonable amount of time to pay for themselves.
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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #103 on: April 06, 2018, 06:49:03 pm »
First it was issues with Shenzhen Maker Faire, then it was issues with Make Magazine, then Vice, now Patreon.  I'm starting to think I know who the problem is in all of this!  Consistently combative personality, her being on the cover of Make was pure PR control on their end to bring an escalating situation to a stop; I feel that still didn't appease her in the end, whatsoever.  Tweets are unbearable and 1% of them have anything to do with electronics anymore.
 
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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #104 on: April 06, 2018, 08:00:31 pm »
First it was issues with Shenzhen Maker Faire, then it was issues with Make Magazine, then Vice, now Patreon.  I'm starting to think I know who the problem is in all of this!  Consistently combative personality, her being on the cover of Make was pure PR control on their end to bring an escalating situation to a stop; I feel that still didn't appease her in the end, whatsoever.  Tweets are unbearable and 1% of them have anything to do with electronics anymore.
It seems she learnt that controversy sells and can work to her advantage last time. Maybe the lesson this time is that you can also end up on the other end.
 

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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #105 on: April 06, 2018, 08:13:15 pm »
First it was issues with Shenzhen Maker Faire, then it was issues with Make Magazine, then Vice, now Patreon.  I'm starting to think I know who the problem is in all of this!  Consistently combative personality, her being on the cover of Make was pure PR control on their end to bring an escalating situation to a stop; I feel that still didn't appease her in the end, whatsoever.  Tweets are unbearable and 1% of them have anything to do with electronics anymore.
It seems she learnt that controversy sells and can work to her advantage last time. Maybe the lesson this time is that you can also end up on the other end.

She's trying to do some damage control that's for sure.  For what it's worth I noticed John Carmack (as in Quake) stopped following her b/w when I looked at her profile yesterday vs just now. ***Grabs pitchfork***  :)
 

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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #106 on: April 06, 2018, 08:39:58 pm »
First it was issues with Shenzhen Maker Faire, then it was issues with Make Magazine, then Vice, now Patreon.  I'm starting to think I know who the problem is in all of this!  Consistently combative personality, her being on the cover of Make was pure PR control on their end to bring an escalating situation to a stop; I feel that still didn't appease her in the end, whatsoever.  Tweets are unbearable and 1% of them have anything to do with electronics anymore.
It seems she learnt that controversy sells and can work to her advantage last time. Maybe the lesson this time is that you can also end up on the other end.

Maybe she has presidential aspirations?
 

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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #107 on: April 06, 2018, 08:43:58 pm »
LoL. Are most of the videos like the ones above? :P :P :P
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i recall in one of her video, she's doing laser sintering 3d printing where she poured the chemical into the tub using gloves while wearing short jeans (you can search in her channel, much like wearing in the OP except pant down below cut down with scissor and brushed with metal brush to give some effects) i was thinking what the F is she doing didnt she think what will happen if the liquid spill onto her thigh? she cared her palm more than anything else, duh she must be onto something else, i bet that thing on her chest are china immitation silicone too. her video's are the most distracting technical videos i've ever seen, its identity crisis.
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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #108 on: April 07, 2018, 02:58:44 am »
She's trying to do some damage control that's for sure.

Which is why she omitted to mention in the video that Vice's claims of doxing are true, and moderates all comments to prevent any negative comments or questions.
It's actually very smart, as people like to be on the side of the underdog against the big bad evil corporate machine.
 

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« Reply #109 on: April 07, 2018, 04:09:34 am »
her video's are the most distracting technical videos i've ever seen, its identity crisis.
Who expects excellent engineering videos from someone who's primarily an artist? You're probably looking for Micah Elizabeth Scott if you want engineering first, art second.
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« Reply #110 on: April 07, 2018, 04:23:22 am »
If it's not easy for her to directly accept Bitcoin, how about go through a friend? I recall she has close links with Bunnie Huang. Maybe SerpentZA, who I recall moved in from outside China, can open an exchange account?

Chinese government has strict prohibition on private individuals exchanging money. If Chinese government finds out you accept non CNY for goods or for CNY, you go to jail. This even includes antique foreign coin dealers.

Any private exchanging of currency in China is considered a challenge to Chinese government's absolute control of money flow, and can (not always, depending on how Chinese government wants to F you) be sentenced as potentially supporting separatism and terrorism, which are all serious felonies.

If you say anything Chinese government doesn't want you to say, you better break absolutely no laws, otherwise Chinese government can hit you hard. While Chinese government can't put you in jail just for your free speech, they will try to find a chance to silent you with a legitimate reason.

This is why particularly Naomi, laowhy86 and SerpentZA should never do anything remotely breaks the law. Those 3 people are definitely on Chinese government's watch list.
 

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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #111 on: April 07, 2018, 04:48:53 am »
Chinese government has strict prohibition on private individuals exchanging money. If Chinese government finds out you accept non CNY for goods or for CNY, you go to jail. This even includes antique foreign coin dealers.
Why would USD be fine but Bitcoin not if neither are CNY? And by extension, since there's already a way for USD to work, what about have some third party outside China convert the Bitcoin to USD before sending it on? (In my case, I convert several oddball cryptocurrencies generated by my miners to USD on my side before sending that to her Paypal.)

For those who have used both, what are the pros/cons of Paypal vs. Patreon?
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« Reply #112 on: April 07, 2018, 05:08:53 am »
Why would USD be fine but Bitcoin not if neither are CNY?

You can't spend USD in China without going through Chinese banking system (with a foreign credit card) or a money transfer platform under Chinese government's supervision (PP, AliPay, etc.).
There are a lot of small exchangers in Shenzhen, they will take USD or HKD, but those are all illegal. Once caught, they will be in trouble.
Chinese companies can take USD directly with either an onshore or offshore business bank account.
 

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« Reply #113 on: April 07, 2018, 08:53:49 am »
her video's are the most distracting technical videos i've ever seen, its identity crisis.
Who expects excellent engineering videos from someone who's primarily an artist? You're probably looking for Micah Elizabeth Scott if you want engineering first, art second.
So you publicly admitting that all those payment you've paid to her, and like this thread creation are purely for bikini art performance instead of technical matter ?  :-DD
 
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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #114 on: April 07, 2018, 01:55:24 pm »
Who said engineers can't enjoy art? Particularly art that works well for subjective testing of how well GPUs can upscale?

Besides, technically I'm not working for her, my machines (that have already paid for themselves long ago) are working for her.
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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #115 on: April 07, 2018, 02:44:42 pm »
[...] Particularly art that works well for subjective testing of how well GPUs can upscale?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but studies revealed already long ago that the fine art of staring silently at the sky while simultaneously rolling both eyes works much, much better (subjectively and objectively) for testing how good GPUs can upscale.
 

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« Reply #116 on: April 07, 2018, 03:08:54 pm »
[...] Particularly art that works well for subjective testing of how well GPUs can upscale?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but studies revealed already long ago that the fine art of staring silently at the sky while simultaneously rolling both eyes works much, much better (subjectively and objectively) for testing how good GPUs can upscale.

And that's in a different place on the time-quality tradeoff line. For interactive apps like games, the upscaling must be done fast so as not to introduce unacceptable latency. Not sure about AMD but on Nvidia, there's a functional block (DSR) separate from the shader cores designed specifically for that application.
For video playback, it merely has to keep up with the framerate and latency is irrelevant. The scaling algorithm uses the shaders for that as well as deinterlacing if applicable. Because it often reads several frames ahead to decide the best course of action, there's a mathematical limit on latency regardless of how much processing power is available. (And it expects the frames to be at a consistent framerate, which is often not the case for interactive apps.)
Processing images coming off a telescope is very different and you can afford to spend minutes or more to get a single image. That's well outside the scope of general purpose multimedia apps.
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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #117 on: April 07, 2018, 03:31:05 pm »
Who said engineers can't enjoy art? Particularly art that works well for subjective testing of how well GPUs can upscale?

Besides, technically I'm not working for her, my machines (that have already paid for themselves long ago) are working for her.

Lol ... no body really f*$#ing care about you, your money, your romantic life, your sex life or even the girls are your sex slaves.

You must hate spam post right ? Aren't you ? Same here and believe as most people hate spam posts too.

Especially posts that out of the blue, out of context, no relation to the discussion what so ever, that keeps popping out again and again, and not only here, but at everywhere at so many internet technical discussion forums, and for years (plural).

C'mon, don't you ever try to search your own posts that contain the words "Tiffany Yep" ? Like these -> Latest Miss Yep spam , HERE , HERE , HERE .... damn !!! so many .. I give up, just search for your self for more.  :o

Including at the "whole" internet like these ?  :palm:


Really curious as these spams pop out probably when you feel horny or what ? As all these spams were made in a male dominated technical discussion forum, its really disgusting.

To anyone who is reading this, that know in person Miss Tiffany Yep, please, warn her, or at least point to this thread and other like this -> Valiant Mike knight is on mission rescuing bikini Miss Wu in the dungeon, personally I'm worry about Miss Yep, probably she should file a restraining order.

As internet never forget, also as a normal human being and a "responsible" adult, its quite disturbing to think about those innocence people that care about you like your parent, sister, brother, close relatives if any, when they found out about your adventure that you've done in pride.

Or even worst for future loved ones like your spouse or kid if any, I really wish you never have children, as it will be really heart breaking moment that someday they will find out their dad/husband had or keep doing these for many-many years, again with great pride.

Are we watching a physco in making ? You remind me of John Hinckley Jr. Obsession with Jodie Foster


What ever, just stop the spamming post.


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Re: Naomi SexyCyborg Wu's Patreon Shut Down by VICE
« Reply #118 on: April 07, 2018, 04:21:11 pm »
her video's are the most distracting technical videos i've ever seen, its identity crisis.
Who expects excellent engineering videos from someone who's primarily an artist? You're probably looking for Micah Elizabeth Scott if you want engineering first, art second.
So you publicly admitting that all those payment you've paid to her, and like this thread creation are purely for bikini art performance instead of technical matter ?  :-DD
On the upside: at least NiHaoMike chooses which artists he likes to support. Over here tax money gets used to support all kind of artists which would otherwise be forced to get real jobs.
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« Reply #119 on: April 07, 2018, 08:37:11 pm »
On the upside: at least NiHaoMike chooses which artists he likes to support. Over here tax money gets used to support all kind of artists which would otherwise be forced to get real jobs.
How little do they have to work to qualify as an "artist"? Does that include those who film throwing a carton of eggs at a tree and calling it art? Stuff like that really does give a bad name to artists who genuinely put in a lot of hard work.

For those who like the mix of art and engineering from mostly the art side but find Naomi too "show off", check out CaitlinV3. She likes building PCs that look cool, including DIY covers and whatnot for a unique look. Joanne Chiang and TastyPC (the first one in that category I knew about) also build custom PCs, but no custom parts.

Side note: that former Bitcoiner I know from college also called herself an artist back then. She did enjoy dancing for Bitcoins...
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« Reply #120 on: April 07, 2018, 09:17:50 pm »
On the upside: at least NiHaoMike chooses which artists he likes to support. Over here tax money gets used to support all kind of artists which would otherwise be forced to get real jobs.
Fact checking time! In the US the National Endowment of the Arts distributes money to art projects and initiatives. Even though NiHaoMike is free to support whichever artist or exotic performer he likes, he doesn't get to choose not to contribute.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Endowment_for_the_Arts
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« Reply #121 on: April 07, 2018, 09:25:50 pm »
That US budget of $146 million is peanuts compared to the NL where 'we' spend over 340 million euros on 'cultural stuff(ing)' with around 15 times less people to pay for it.
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« Reply #122 on: April 07, 2018, 09:34:10 pm »
That US budget of $146 million is peanuts compared to the NL where 'we' spend over 340 million euros on 'cultural stuff(ing)' with around 15 times less people to pay for it.
Okay, I got curious and checked. It seems that the Dutch government spends most of the cultural budget on things like theatre groups, orchestras, cinema and literature. Another portion is spent on museums like the internationally renowned Rijksmuseum. It appears that these are almost exclusively things accessible to the general public and serving the common good.

Assuming the budget you mentioned is correct and looking at the number of inhabitants in the Netherlands on the worldometer, all this translates to a relative contribution of a bit over 19 euros. You live in one of the wealthiest nations of the world and feel under 20 euros is too much to spend on cultural matters that benefit all? The greed of some people never ceases to amaze me.

Of course it could all very well earn you money, rather than cost it. A diverse cultural landscape attracts tourists, which offer a large net profit. Apparently tourism in just Amsterdam yields a net profit of 2 to 3 billion, or six to nine times the entire cultural budget.

I need to find better ways to spend my Saturday evenings!
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« Reply #123 on: April 07, 2018, 09:46:59 pm »
On the upside: at least NiHaoMike chooses which artists he likes to support. Over here tax money gets used to support all kind of artists which would otherwise be forced to get real jobs.
Fact checking time! In the US the National Endowment of the Arts distributes money to art projects and initiatives. Even though NiHaoMike is free to support whichever artist or exotic performer he likes, he doesn't get to choose not to contribute.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Endowment_for_the_Arts
At the risk of going way off topic, what annoys me the most are the subsidies for factory farming, GMOs, and fossil fuels. Lazy "artists" who are just looking for an excuse to not do any work are a non problem in comparison. And don't get me started on those DTV receiver "toys" that were barely worth the post-subsidy price and crippled to the point where you could often get better video quality from Youtube even back then.

Trying to get back on topic, it's clear that the market for "beautiful model" + "electronics/3D printing" videos is far from saturated, so how long before there's another significant player? I recall Naomi even welcomes "competition" in that area, probably because she knows few will show off as much as she does.
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« Reply #124 on: April 07, 2018, 10:11:54 pm »
The human condition prevails everywhere... males are simple minded creatures  :popcorn:
 


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