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Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:05 am
by Amigoo
Sandy,

It's fascinating that Amy Wax's experience (response to her Op Ed about Discourse, Dissent, and Disagreement) is mirrored by our own discussion. I had thought that the focus would remain on the "umbrella" (discourse itself) and not on the underlying facts and opinions (protest, the President, free speech, etc.). :o

The lesson seems to be that supporting facts and opinions can be "hot buttons" that quickly and easily redirect the focus. In Amy's experience, the vehement responses totally ignored "discourse" and redirected to the very hot button of "bourgeois culture". :roll:

Rod

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:07 am
by Amigoo
Re: https://nypost.com/2018/02/03/a-male-ba ... s-brewing/

"Across industries, 'Several major companies have told us they are now limiting travel between the genders,' Johnny Taylor, president of the Society for Human Resource Management, told the Chicago Tribune, citing execs who tell men not to go on business trips or share rental cars with women co-workers." :(

Entrepreneur alert1! Both men and women could have robot personal assistants as chaperones ...
with what they observe and hear broadcast back to company headquarters. 8)

Entrepreneur alert2! New job opportunities for human monitoring of the chaperones' broadcasts
(caution: security clearance will be required ... since monitoring might get steamy) :roll:

Rod

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm
by Amigoo
Re: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/03/wa ... rship.html

:idea: With the momentum of redefining gender in society,
"Man our ship and bring her to life." might become
"Personify our ship and give it many berths."

... perhaps as many as 63: https://apath.org/63-genders/ :roll:

Rod :D

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:43 pm
by Amigoo
Re: https://www.worldcoinindex.com/

These Price Charts are very revealing about the bitcoin business :!:

:idea: Note how ALL bitcoins seem to have similar charts (unlike stocks),
suggesting that bitcoins are perceived as the same commodity
(aka "investment" or "currency") ... and suggesting that
ALL bitcoins are equally vulnerable to speculation, etc. :shock:

Rod

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:57 pm
by Amigoo
Re: https://www.thelocal.se/20150123/how-to ... -semla-bun

"The buns hold a notorious role in Swedish history linked to King Adolf Fredrik.
On the day now known as Fat Tuesday (fettisdagen) in 1771, he collapsed and died
after eating a meal of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring, champagne...
and 14 servings of semlor, his favorite dessert." :shock:

Proffered myth: A prisoner condemned to death may order this as a last meal,
but will receive only 13 servings of semlor (prevents premature death). :roll:
:scratch: Any prisoner who dies after the 13th semlor is exonerated.

Rod

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:33 pm
by Amigoo
Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/young-te ... accinated/

"it is publicly acknowledged that this year's shot targeted the wrong strain"

:scratch: Got your flu shot already? Not to worry! The placebo effect
might help prevent illness ... if you believe in flu shots. ;)

:idea: Then there's homeopathy ...
https://www.integrativepractitioner.com ... rspective/
... which can also have placebo effect. ;) ;)

Rod :D

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:22 pm
by Amigoo
Re: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -test.html

Entertaining story about Noah, but informative about lie detectors:
"Lie detector tests do not say if things are objectively true, only that
the person who is making the claim believes that they are true."

Revelation about polygraph machines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3fHkCFxgQQ

:roll But mainstream news and movies are still entertaining! ...
and often believable! (re: "tests are not admissible in court") :roll:

Rod :D

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:31 am
by Amigoo
Entertaining story about Noah, but informative about lie detectors
Re: https://www.amazon.com/Project-Mc2-5392 ... ref=sr_1_1

Why GSR devices should cost so much (usually over $100) is mysterious,
considering the controversy about their unproven ability to detect lies! :shock:

:idea: This $40 toy seems to provide the same functionality - I may test it to see if
it can guide easier relaxation for meditation, then offer lie detection services
in exchange for sweet treats. (Oops! The MC2 emailed: "fuhgettaboutit!") :roll:

Rod :D

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:53 pm
by Amigoo
:sunny: About the "Satoshi Sunrise" ...

Re: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Satoshi_(unit)
"The satoshi is currently the smallest unit of the bitcoin currency recorded on the block chain. It is a one hundred millionth of a single bitcoin (0.00000001 BTC). The unit has been named in collective homage to the original creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto."

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Nakamoto
"Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown person or people who designed bitcoin and created its original reference implementation. As part of the implementation, they also devised the first blockchain database."

:roll: About the "Satoshi Sunset" (IMO) ...

When the planet's inhabitants comprehend the significance of a database that accumulates (from Day 1 of the creation of the database, aka "blockchain") every bitcoin buy/sell transaction. While blockchain technology was originally focused on tracking bitcoins to facilitate anonymous and secure bitcoin ownership, this technology is now capable of combining "anonymous" transactions with related information - a not-so-subtle "Satoshi Tsunami" upon transaction privacy of centuries past.

Rod :rambo:

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:11 pm
by Amigoo
Re: https://www.mikesgearreviews.com/bitcoi ... year-olds/

:cheers: Easy to comprehend bitcoin bubbles, but ...

unless the digital number exchanged remains potential currency and its permanent home (a blockchain) remains just a game board for wild speculation (anticipation of greater currency value because of competition for a limited asset), that digital currency must be used to buy and sell real stuff. This is where banks and governments get testy: real stuff has often been categorized as taxable tradables in commerce (ATTIC). :roll:

:scratch: Today, governments are very concerned that some of this stuff is a "controlled substance" or "illegal weapon" or whatever should not be traded so secretly. So, as long as bitcoins remain "Monopoly Money" and not associated with the trade of real stuff, banks and governments are satisfied to observe the game - even invent their versions of it (re: blockchains). However, according to very recent news, game space is a 'bit' crowded - banks and governments seem to be planning that their versions will be the most popular ... by fiat if necessary! ;)

Got bitcoins? Use some to get real stuff that's not so vulnerable to roller coaster pricing. ;)

Rod :rambo:

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:11 am
by Amigoo
Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/are-cent ... ic-crisis/

"The central bankers are getting very worried and they are trying to make the case that cryptocurrency will not be able to handle the next financial crisis. Are the central bankers foreshadowing the next crisis, are they preparing to push the crisis forward to make sure the crypto market is not used as the next currency of the people?"

:idea: That banks and governments are a 'bit' concerned about cryptocurrencies is common knowledge, but how they will publicly confront their competitors (fiat currencies vs. cryptos). is still developing. :arrow:

:o Long story short:
Some analysts conjecture that debt-based fiat currencies will soon be replaced by cryptocurrencies, but only by bank/government-owned cryptos. They also conjecture that banks/governments were the original creators of cryptocurrency, then the technology was permitted to be further developed and eventually accepted by "the public". Thereafter, "the public" is effectively manipulated to use the "king's new money". ;)

:shock: Long story even shorter:
Debt (at all levels of society, getting much higher) is beyond repair - even interest payments on the debt are challenging (at all levels of society). Fiat currencies are at the end of their life span - the system must be replaced! Cryptocurrencies (bank/government-owned) was the intended replacement from Day 1 of the development of this bitcoin blockchain technology :!:

... IMO of today's exciting Current Events. :roll:

Rod ... :bike: ... (off to find digital discount coupons)

Re: World Views and moving forward

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:53 pm
by Amigoo
Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/blockcha ... keholders/

"In Q4 2017, news broke that IBM and Stellar are launching a blockchain-based banking solution to unlock access to low-cost financial services. IBM convinced a network of banks in the South Pacific region to adopt Stellar and its underlying blockchain technology to facilitate cross border transactions."

With IBM having been very integrated with banking software in decades past, its partnership with Stellar suggests that blockchain anonymity (beyond the government's eyes) will not be supported. ;)

Rod :)