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Oðinnsson. Market abuser. Internationally notorious computer criminal.
about the future
People on the chats ask me what I'm going to do when all my legal troubles are over.

I'm not a planner. I never think ahead. People think I come up with shit through hard and long thought and it is all premeditated. I don't really have motives or goals. The answer is, who the fuck knows? There's a passage from the Tao Te Ching that indicates my underlying philosophy:
Act without doing;
work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task
by a series of small acts.
I do what I can right now, with whatever is in front of me. Fluidity is key. I take advantages of all opportunities. I don't try to create them, I just let them flow to me. My eyes are my guide. Seeing is believing.

I learned this being a trader. Every time I try to speculate, I get fucked real fuckin' bad. I learned I'm really not too smart, and the key to being a prophet is to talk about what is happening right in front of you. A sucker thinks prophecy is predicting the future. Nothing ever came out of the mouth of Jesus, Mohammed, Moses or anybody else important other than criticism of shit that was happening in their time and vague statements which were completely obvious. Even if your predictions become correct, they usually aren't correct on the timeline you think they'll be. The Adam Smith adage rings true, "the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."

I think the Warren Buffet one is better though, "Beware of nerds, bearing charts."
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conro From: conro Date: August 13th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC) (link)
Fucking brilliant.
zahdi From: zahdi Date: August 14th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC) (link)
I try to stay in the flow and the present and find it entirely chaotic. Seems like the ideal goal to attain though.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 15th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC) (link)
this is an amazingly beautiful post... by far the most insightful thing i've read on the internet in ages

...and i just wanted to start with: "hey weev, how's prison? haha.. "

but reading this just makes me feel pity: why are all the smart people so lost all the time? is this really a tsunami we're facing? (of ignorance, or mass idiocy?)... is there not a genetic, or scientific for the reason that most smart people are: 1) opposed to convenional morality and 2) unable to get their shit toghether in this case?; just like there is one for which justifies ignorance and stupidity ? (like, a desire for mental comfort)

when i say lost i mean this: i personally would not do stuff that would give me legal troubles, unless it would really be worth it. i think the solution lies in being within the system while being mentally beyond it, changing it from within.

anyways, i'm talking aimlessly here, so i'll stop now to save some of my pretentious anonymous reputation... i just hope you'll get out and start thinking real solutions and stop loner acts that will get you more trouble.

bon voyage!
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 19th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC) (link)


yo weev. dr bronner's christmas soap feels like worms in your anus.
if you need any help with your legal defense or anything
get ahold of that dude with that one arrow paradox thing
might have an angel in the attic

jesus loves you.
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