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Humanity for the past 8000 years has basically been connected and sharing knowledge. Rome, or mediterranean culture only pulled ahead 400 years ago after a really rocky 1400 years. Europeans behaved pretty violent when they bust out their fresh new military-financial-automatic-secular-industrial style. Then they sold/rented it to everybody…Continue
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Whether it's power share or power monopoly, the problem with power is that idiots are just nuts for the…Continue
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There are a good number of educated, intelligent people in the USA. This is a good thing.
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This is the proportion of the UK's domestic output which got spent on killing etc:
Here it is the other way up. This is the amount that people spent on non-murder.
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Google search is *incredibly* boring. It has no capacity to interest you, to provoke you, to show you something that you haven't asked for. It's the opposite of publishing. Google is a way of censoring out the rest of the internet, a way of filtering, narrowing.
I remember when google came out. It was functionally exactly the same then as it is now.
Except that nobody did SEO back then, and websites were so horrible that the internet was borderline unusable.…Continue
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People do find secrecy compelling. The suspense, the mystery. The character of Sherlock Holmes was an addict to the penetrating of mysteries. We all have a little piece of Holmes in our hearts, we're all a bit like him, he personifies the potency of experience combined with intelligence, a navigator of iceberg-tips, a pilot of truth seeking. That is intelligence. Detective. Clues, guessing games.
They call spying "intelligence". Finding things out, looking for the truth,…Continue
Added by bishopdante on December 18, 2010 at 4:30 — No Comments
Traditionally, taxes are 10%. The tithe actually is old english for 10%. Whether Sikh or Jewish, it's 10%. Agent's fee. 10%. It seems reasonable, 10% is quite a lot. If one looks at it visually, even 1% is a chunk.
When I look at the sort of taxes & levies one gets in the…Continue
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The poet must not avert his gaze.
That's what you call fairly…Continue
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AKA the inability to adjust to changes in previously learned external biases.
AKA it's perfectly clear.
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Wow. You what?! That's a turn up for the books. Let's just say I don't think that strategy would work on…Continue
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Now these americans, they're lovely and friendly eh.
I'm OK with this guy's message, although it's fairly vague & referential, you're supposed to know it all already, I guess. But the rhetoric is tricky. Note the love for "3 techniques, the 4 sorts of..." The subject matter is different to a political speech or advertisment, but the style is…Continue
Added by bishopdante on December 16, 2010 at 23:00 — No Comments
We've seen this story before: The Pentagon takes an interest in a rapidly changing area of scientific knowledge, and the world is forever changed. And not for the better.
During World War II, the scientific field was atomic physics. Afraid that the Nazis were working on an atomic bomb, the U.S. government mounted its own crash project to get there first. The Manhattan Project was so secret that Congress did not know what it was funding and Vice President Harry S. Truman did not learn…Continue
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That doesn't sound right does it.
Top of the list is the CIA.
There are others, though.
They basically don't take orders from the government.
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Here is one of pavlov's dogs. Complete with surgical ear-ring implant.
This dog has been specially outfitted with a collection tube for saliva.
In an experiment conducted by Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1927/1960), a dog conditioned to salivate to a 1,000-hertz (cycles-per-second) tone also salivated to tones of other frequencies, but the further the tone was in frequency from the original conditioned stimulus, the less the dog salivated to it.…Continue
Added by bishopdante on December 15, 2010 at 4:30 — No Comments
He called it "the bicycle of the mind".
Maybe the old black & white 4MHz macs. They were bicycles.
I tell you I have a rocket ship or flying saucer. This new i7 bizness is lewd.
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