Now that "swaying public opinion" has been OFFICIALLY DEFINED as a crime, we need to start REPORTING all media and broadcasters who sway public opinion. There's a WHOLE BUNCH OF CRIME that needs to be investigated and prosecuted.
Labels: modest proposal
The various antiwar Experts are getting foofered up as usual because Trump is officially pulling out of another treaty.
Those experts, writing at websites like antiwar.com or Consortium News or interviewed on RT, constantly cite precise chapter and verse of UN Resolutions and agreements.
International "law" is pointless because there isn't an internation.
Back in the '30s when the Japs and Krauts were the empire-building aggressors, we futilely cited League Of Nations resolutions at them. It didn't make any difference.
In recent decades when USA is the empire-building aggressor, other nations futilely cite UN resolutions. It doesn't make any difference.
In our internal situation, "conservatives" constantly cite chapter and verse of a 1787 "constitution" that died in 1803. It doesn't make any difference.
I'd rather have an honest arrangement with no meaningless pieces of verbiage. Trump has accidentally made the situation more honest, removing a purposeless scrap of paper that was WASTING THE TIME AND EFFORT of the antiwar side.
There is only one law. Natural Law. Don't attack. If attacked, defend.
Labels: Natural law = Sharia law, Natural law = Soviet law
Putin's Valdai speeches are his major declarations of purpose.
is a partial transcript of the latest Valdai speech, with more promised. The RT video
is full-length but useless because they didn't handle the English translation properly. (The translator's voice is similar in pitch to Putin's voice, and the translator's mic is weak, so you basically can't hear the English.)
Putin seems to be seriously weary of defending the WORLD against a pack of incomprehensibly evil and incalculably hyperinsane psychotic retarded infants.
Despite the despair he remains relentlessly PURPOSE driven.
Example on Syria:
The second, no less important thing, is that we have preserved Syrian statehood and in this sense helped stabilise the region. We talked about this in some detail with the President of Egypt just yesterday; he shares this position, and it is shared by many other countries. Therefore, I believe we have generally achieved the goals we had set for ourselves in starting the operation in the Syrian Arab Republic; we have achieved a result.
Look, after all, for some years before us, countries that agreed to participate in these anti-terrorist operations, most often voluntarily, and maybe even with less than perfect goals and objectives – what result have we seen in the previous three years? None. While we have liberated almost 95 percent of the entire territory of the Syrian Republic.
Example on USA:
I was asked whether we were ready and whether I was ready to use the weapons we have, including weapons of mass destruction, to protect ourselves, to protect our interests. And that’s what I answered.
I will remind you of what I have said. I have said that our nuclear weapons doctrine does not provide for a pre-emptive strike. I would like to ask all of you and those who will later analyse and in one way or another interpret my every word here, to keep in mind that there is no provision for a pre-emptive strike in our nuclear weapons doctrine. Our concept is based on a reciprocal counter strike. There is no need to explain what this is to those who understand, as for those who do not, I would like to say it again: this means that we are prepared and will use nuclear weapons only when we know for certain that some potential aggressor is attacking Russia, our territory.
Yes, it looks like we are sitting on our hands and waiting until someone uses nuclear weapons against us. Well, yes, this is what it is. But then any aggressor should know that retaliation is inevitable and they will be annihilated. And we as the victims of an aggression, we as martyrs would go to paradise while they will simply perish because they won’t even have time to repent their sins.
This is Natural Law, in all of its proper formulations from the Old Testament to Anglo-saxon Common Law to Sharia to Soviet.
Don't start a fight. If attacked, defend.
This is why the Soros side is Satan's side, and the non-Soros side is God's side.
Labels: Natural law = Sharia law, Natural law = Soviet law
a new piece of SJW toxic sludge:
It has been argued many times over the course of decades and across diverse paradigms that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education practices-as-usual (re)produce systems of dominance: be it patriarchy, heteronormativity, white supremacy, Eurocentrism, (neo-)colonialism, able-ism, classism, labor inequity, anthropocentrism, and/or others. Thankfully, there are many who are doing the critical and creative work of (re)opening STEM education to the possibility of eco-social justice to-come through a plurality of productive approaches, orientations, and stances: anti-oppressive, anti-racist and critical race-based, decolonizing and de/colonizing, queer, Indigenous, gender-equitable, post-colonial, community-based and participatory, critical place-based, inter-species, and many more.
The good part: This shit is unreadable. The above paragraph contains two sentences. Each sentence is nothing more than a LIST of fashionable jargon, tangled in hopelessly bad syntax. It doesn't say anything, so it can't influence real teachers DIRECTLY.
The bad part: If someone manages to find the point of this shit and translate it into English, it will do MASSIVE LETHAL HARM to EXACTLY THE PEOPLE IT CLAIMS TO HELP.
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We do have a real problem in USA education, a problem that has gone on for 100 years with no improvement. As I tiresomely fucking repeat every fucking day, our math and science teaching is solely designed to select and motivate maximally autistic and maximally abstract PhDs in maximally autistic and utterly useless and bizarrely delusional "math" and "science".
The solution is clear and perfectly well-known. Does this shit article get anywhere near the known solution?
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Later in the shit article, one section appears to be getting close....
Nikki Rotas’ contribution “puts to work” (Lather 2007) Baradian notions of diffraction in her work with children (ages 10–12) in an afterschool robotics club. Rotas’ goal is to engender an understanding of design that can resist or escape rigid disciplinary pathways of both experience and design through cyborg embodiments of vision with wearable technologies. Can learning lead to and from alternate ontological and epistemologies that emerge from engagement with multiple assemblages and apparatuses?
Well, I'll bet those kids appreciated Baradian notions of diffraction and alternate ontological and epistemologies. If nothing else, they UNlearned(pre) how of writ(noth)ing Englishes the sentenced and.
Looking through the references and links, I found a vast universe of the same brain-dissolving toxin, wasting vast piles of university money.
Every penny of school budget, and every second of teacher attention, wasted on this SHIT is money and time that COULD have gone to real teaching that would really serve black and poor kids.
Yet again USA education is RUINING its own kids by taking the MOST DESTRUCTIVE PATH IMAGINABLE, when the CORRECT path has always been available.
And that's the WORST part. Schools should be focusing STRICTLY on experience-based and job-like training for the vast majority of students who are NOT going to be autistic PhDs.
The small silver lining: Many good teachers are TRYING to focus on job-like training. They are visible and HELPABLE through DonorsChoose.org.
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Slightly calmer afterthought: I suppose this is just the latest and greatest Edufad. Ed administrators and planners have always been pushed and pulled by immeasurably stupid Edufads, always expressed in incomprehensible jargon. Edufads ALWAYS pretend to "solve" a problem by making it worse, so the admins can demand more budget next year to "solve" the worse problem, ad infinitum. Parkinson.
Labels: Experiential education, Pluponents
Not a paradox
A political theorist
who has obviously never met any ordinary people comes up with a truly ignorant "paradox" about "authoritarians" like Bolsonaro and Orban.
I use the World Values Survey and European Values Survey to examine the relationship between democratic discontent and the left-right political spectrum. I find that, contrary to much contemporary commentary, hostility to democracy is strongest not at the political extremes, but in the center. Respondents at the center of the political spectrum are the least supportive of democracy, least committed to its institutions, and most supportive of authoritarianism. I refer to this surprising finding as the ‘centrist paradox.’
No, it's not a paradox.
Ordinary non-extreme people want to LIVE AND WORK.
When a "democratic" government brings in cheap foreign labor to disemploy you, and brings in criminal gangs of migrants to kill you, and neuters the police so criminals can rob you, you are NOT LIVING and NOT WORKING.
Ordinary people get unhappy when they are not allowed to LIVE AND WORK. They understand ACCURATELY that it takes a FORCEFUL leader to fight against the corporations and NGOs and bankers who are KILLING us.
The "extremes" aren't nearly as interested in living and working, because (at least in Sorosian lands) the "extremes" are organized and funded by Steadystate.
This isn't new. In the 1850s NYC industrialists funded and organized
the abolitionists. In the 1960s CIA was running both the hippies and the Birchers. In modern times CIA is running both the alt-right and the Antifa.
Those "extremes" don't want a new system of government because they're EMPLOYEES
of the existing Steadystate.
There. No paradox at all.
Labels: Answered better than asked, Sorosia
More dumb "whistleblowers"
The biggest and SMARTEST scam of modern times is the idea that NSA's web is decentralized, uncontrollable, free, etc, etc.
Previous tyrants, both factual and fictional, never thought of this trick. In Stalin's Russia or Orwell's Airstrip One, everyone understood that the communication systems were fully bugged. Dissidents developed ways of communicating without connected technology.
When everyone is self-deluded, there's no pressure to develop alternatives. Everyone continues using NSA for all of their communication, which is wonderful for NSA but not so wonderful for dissidents.
The same trick works on a smaller scale with Steadystate outlets like The _Intercept. At first it looked
like an independent publisher. By early 2016 it was obviously part of Steadystate, a fully owned division of the Clinton Mob. Despite the obvious connection, "whistleblowers" continued to use it. The entity named Reality Winner, who was working for NSA, was too stupid to figure it out. Now
another "whistleblower" working for FBI has fallen into the same trap.
What's wrong with these people? Outsiders can be forgiven for innocence. When you're INSIDE THE SYSTEM you're supposed to understand the system.
Labels: Patient things
I call him Doesn't Have Sword
More classy Spokane:
This one didn't get any clever comments, but it struck me as an ideal Self-Explanatory Sentence. A short description that captures all SALIENT parts of the subject. Clearly the police know this dude. For him, going without clothes is normal
, but going without swords is salient
a brief attempt to move Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy and into Moscow, which failed for reasons that aren't clear in the article.
Easy explanation. Russia didn't want Assange.
Russians are REALISTIC. Assange is not. He's romantic and notional, devoted to vague useless false abstractions like "rights".
He doesn't understand that fighting must have a PURPOSE. His unyielding support for Catalunyan "independence",
which was clearly a Soros project, showed his lack of common sense.
He knew that his Ecuadorian hosts disapproved. At that time Ecuador was anti-Soros. Because he has access to lots of inside info, he SHOULD have known that Catalunya was Soros. I have no access to info, and I could smell it almost immediately.
Labels: From rights to duties, Sorosia
Aphid Day 2018
I wasn't sure if we'd get Aphid Day this year, but they grabbed their chance today, 10/17.
So, here's the annual reprint with additions...........
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[This is the ninth time I've noted it here. Aphid Day in 2010 was the first of Oct; in 2011 it was the end of Oct; in 2012 the first of Oct; in 2013 the last part of Oct; in 2014 the end of Sept; in 2015 end of Sept again; in 2016 end of Sept again; in 2017 near end of Oct, now in 2018 around mid Oct.]
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Every year in Spokane the end of summer is marked by the swarming of tiny white-winged flies.
Insects don't waste much time in adulthood; lots of bugs live several years as larvae and only a few days as adults.
These flies take it to an extreme. Adults are minimally equipped to get in the air and reproduce. They don't have as much brain power as other flies, nor do they have hard shells. Instead of flying purposefully, they drift with the wind like seeds, and die as soon as they bump into anything even at near-zero drifting speed. Result: for a couple of days, your face and clothes are covered with semi-liquid insects.
Despite their lack of navigation, they must have some kind of superior instinct or 'community intelligence', because picking the last warm day
is much harder than picking the first warm day
of spring. Termites and ants don't need to calculate their swarming day; they only need a simple neuron to detect when temperature rises past a certain threshold, plus an emitted pheromone to trigger the avalanche.
But how do these flies determine that today is not just warm, but the last warmth
for their generation? They must be sensing something besides temperature.
At any rate, they serve as a reliable sign for us, even if our supercomputers can't match their calculations.
Polistra has put it into folk-wisdom
format:White flies swarming, no more warming.
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[Artistic note: the swarm in the animation turned out nicely, but Polistra's head looks steroid-swollen and South-Park-ish for unknown reasons. Maybe she's allergic to the bugs.]
[Technical note: According to some sources
, these bugs are smoky-winged ash aphids, Prociphilus americanus
PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE 4
Macron is rearranging les chaises du deque dans le Titanique, and doesn't even realize it. He says that he's NOT changing any policies. Perfectly wrong message. He's losing popularity and losing sub-leaders because people want to see CHANGE, not because people want to see EVEN MORE OF THE SAME.
When Emmanuel Macron swept to power, French media marveled at the organizational skills of a man they dubbed the country’s first “managerial president.”
There were wide-eyed articles about Macron’s color-coded schedules, his 2 a.m. text messages to members of parliament and his interventions into minor matters of executive power. Most of all, Paris was fascinated by how tightly Macron controlled presidential messaging, handling important communication personally and never, ever letting his subordinates speak out of turn.
Those are signs of an INEFFECTIVE leader, not "organizational skills".
An effective leader, like an effective organism or an effective organization, is MODULAR.
The 2 AM calls and microscopic interventions kill MODULARITY. If the top leader is doing all thinking about all issues, the subleaders stop functioning. You can call it laziness or despair, but the result is the same. After you learn that top leader is going to override all of your decisions, you stop deciding.
Then the top leader is FORCED to make all of the decisions, which is PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
Life is infinitely modular.
All tasks are delegated and TRUSTED to lower levels, from the hive all the way down to the mitochondria. Effective leaders follow Nature's way. In earlier decades this principle was understood and celebrated; the whole point of becoming a leader was to WORK LESS, not to work 25/8.
Labels: Grand Blueprint
It's the epigenes, stupid.
The Randians and Repooflicans are slamming down hard
on the DNA aspect of Elizabeth Warren's story.
Their focus on the numerical is not mysterious. They understand that the HUMAN aspect of her story appeals to humans in the middle part of the country, people who would normally be Repoof voters. The Repoofs can't possibly counter the human side because they no longer have any humans in their leadership stable.
To the NYC Tribe leaders are numbers. Only two numbers count in the mind of an Insatiable. Finite numbers are unthinkable. Only zero and infinity exist for an Insatiable.
Trump has turned out to be an excellent number for NYC, even though they can't possibly praise him or thank him publicly. The NYC Tribe demands INFINITE loyalty and gives ZERO reward to non-Tribals. Unless your genes are 100.000000000000000++ pure++, you get zero pay, zero recognition, zero gratitude. You are a disposable machine.
For humans, leaders are more than numbers. Leaders are personalities. Some of them seem alien and incomprehensible, some are understandable. NYC demons are incomprehensible to humans. Until now, Elizabeth has been tightly associated with NYC, so she is presumed to be alien.
Now she has shown her real connection to real Okies. She moves into the understandable category.
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There's a number vs human aspect to the immediate question of ancestry as well. All Okies are part Injun by culture
whether we're 1/1024 Cherokee or not. The Cherokee shaped the state's government and business from the start, because the Cherokee were smarter than the late-coming hillbillies. They shaped the black population as well, because the Cherokee were better slaveowners than the hillbillies.
Whether we like it or not, Okies know that Cherokee influence is inescapable, like the red dust of the red land.
It may not be part of our genes, but it's a huge part of our epigenes.
Labels: #DeplorableLivesMatter, Real World Math
What am I complaining about?
Momentary convective thought:
Maybe I should be glad Steadystate is starting to focus on Saudi and China as enemies. Unlike Russia, they are REAL enemies. China has been running a trade war and massive spying for 30 years, and Saudi bombed NYC in 2001. Until now we've been COLLABORATING with both of those enemies while we build up toward our third invasion of Russia, which has NEVER ATTACKED US EVEN ONCE.
Unfortunately, the diffused focus
doesn't mean the war against Russia is slowing down. We're still adding more blockades and more NATO forces ready to attack.
The attack on Persia is also dropping out of the headlines, but our blockades and threats continue to build up.
So that's what I'm STILL bitching about.
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The above thought was pointless, but writing third invasion
led to a more productive conclusion.
First invasion, 1918. Full military occupation, with troops and supply lines, aimed at turning Russia into a colony. Didn't work. Failed quickly.
Second invasion, 1990. Not military. We controlled Yeltsin and sent masses of economic "troops" to turn Russia into an economic appendage of Goldman. This invasion worked for a few years until Putin came along and restored Russia's independence.
The first two invasions had a common factor. Both happened after
Russia's government had been toppled by internal revolutions. We tried to turn the chaos to our advantage.
Our attempted third invasion doesn't share the common factor. Russia is economically and culturally united now, and its economy gets stronger with each of our blockades because Putin is serving the Russian people in a Russian way.
Labels: Constants and Variables
Normally Elon steals century-old inventions that failed the first time around. He Innovatively Disrupts them into even bigger failures because he fails to adopt the century-old METHODS that make any sort of manufacturing possible.
Now he's managed to take a BRAND-NEW bad invention and turn it into an even worse invention.
is a disease infecting all of technology. When you own a modern device or program, you are FORCED to accept constant "updating" of the software, which constantly ruins existing programs, introduces new bugs and security flaws, and prevents you from getting your own work done. The only "good" part of Github Syndrome is that you don't have to pay for the forced injections of bugs and flaws and spyware.
Tesla cars are fully and terminally infected with Github Disease. Now Elon has figured out how to make Github even worse.
You pay FIRST for a feature that isn't actually present. The update DOESN'T come automatically; you have to take the car into the dealer to get the new bugs and flaws injected. The dealer will keep the car for an indefinite period.
Constants and variables 109, motor gaff edition
The REAL reporters who cover Tesla are hitting hard
on an "endurance test" but they're missing the more serious deception.
Elon is boasting about running the motor and gearbox from a Model 3 for a simulated million miles at steady RPM.... but he makes it sound like the car itself ran a million miles. Well, that's sneaky but it's an answerable charge. Elon could say that the motor was actually tested and actually endured. It still indicates quality and reliability.
Here's the more important deception: THE MOTOR ISN'T THE PROBLEM.
All electric motors run steadily for LONG periods of time. Many refrigerators run 50 years without needing repair of the motor or gearbox. This is harder than the Tesla run because a fridge is starting and stopping every hour. Huge motors in industrial systems run for many decades under heavy loads.
ANY electric car will need less motor service than ANY gas car. Simple physics. An electric motor has one moving part that turns smoothly. A gas motor has dozens of moving parts that are slamming back and forth, enduring 3000 EXPLOSIONS per minute.
Reliability problems specific to an electric car have always been in the batteries** and switching systems. Aside from that, every vehicle has a body and chassis and suspension and tires. Teslas have big problems in these areas because Elon always favors theory over experience. Carmakers have learned how to forge and mold and assemble those parts by 100 years of experimentation, which Elon threw out the window because he knows everything better than everyone.
EXPERIENCE SURVIVES. THEORY KILLS.
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**Batteries: In fact the battery problem was ALREADY SOLVED a hundred years ago with nickel-iron batteries,
which have an unlimited lifetime. Another old solution that Elon tossed aside in order to fuck things up with theories.
Labels: Constants and Variables
Glad to see Elizabeth Warren emphasizing her Okie heritage. I was hoping she'd hit that point. It's good politics. Normal Americans have a WELL-FOUNDED SUSPICION of Boston and NYC types, because Boston and NYC have been EXTERMINATING
normal Americans for 400 fucking years. Elizabeth's agenda is at least nominally anti-NYC,
but it's hard for normal Americans to trust this agenda from a Yankee.
a campaignish video where Elizabeth talks with her relatives in Norman. These are familiar people in a familiar place, proper Okies with a proper part-Injun genotype and culture.
Needless to say, the ZH Randians don't think much of Okies. That's fine, we don't think much of you either.
No room for order
an article by Jonathan Bartlett proposing that software developers need to pay more attention to the 'spiritual' side of users... or at least to our sense of beauty and order in the universe.
When I try to read the article at MindMatters,
here's what I see:
Beams and motes, practice what you preach, etc.
I agree with the basic premise as briefly extracted by UD. I've been making the same point often.
This specific failure is a perfect example of Github syndrome.
The designers at MindMatters are moving with the latest picosecond, not bothering to make their website readable by ancient primitive Neanderthal Deplorable browsers more than a few months old.
The broader problem is not computers but cellphones.
Full-size personal computers, almost from the start, had enough space and color available to set up an atmosphere via the interface. The atmosphere could invoke spirituality or beauty if designed properly. More importantly, it could improve your workflow and concentration by proper placement of various controls and spaces. Orderly productive work
is the best way of answering God's gift of life. Make more beauty, more life, more order, more value.
Since the switch to iPhone/Android and Responsive Web Design, everything is gray rectangles on a gray background, stacked vertically. There's no room for design, no room for ergonomics. Just keep thumbing down and reading the text, if you can see it.
Labels: From rights to duties, Make or break, skill-estate
Still whining about lack of adult leaders ....
One way to develop or find adult leaders is to ask PURPOSE questions. Nobody EVER asks these questions.
"Journalists" never ask ANY questions at all. They just SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEECHHHHH.
Political "opponents" never ask purpose questions.
The questions are easy and normal. In small business settings or project teams these questions are asked all the time.
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Why are you doing this?
What do you hope to accomplish by these actions?
Why do you think this goal is worthwhile or necessary?
Why do you think this goal CAN be achieved at all?
How do you plan to accomplish this goal?
Why do you think your plan will accomplish the goal?
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Question #4, CAN it be achieved, is the dead end for Sorosian politicians. Sorosian goals are all completely utterly PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
But you'll never reach #4 in a series of verbal questions because no politician can answer the FIRST question coherently.
Se-lu 29, containment edition
RT is interviewing an Expert who is arguing that before the Switchover USA was mainly containing Russia. Since the Switchover Russia is trying to contain USA.
Looking at it from a different angle:
In 1945 both USA and Russia were working together to contain Germany.
The purpose of occupation was to prevent Krauts from reuniting, because united Krauts always try to take over the world.
When our Deepstate (now called Steadystate) was restarted in '46,
our political propaganda turned against Russia, but the military reality in Europe remained the same. USA and Russia were still working toward the same goal, if not exactly together. We were still keeping Germany weak.
In 1961 the Berlin Wall changed things.
Conventional wisdom says that the Wall "taught us Russia couldn't be trusted".
SE-LU. Loosen the ropes, open the mind. As seen from the containing-Germany angle, the Wall made the division permanent
, allowing us to relax
our attention on Krauts and focus
totally on exterminating Russia. We started the task immediately and succeeded in 1989. The ascension of Putin in 2000 broke our first attack. Like any psychopathic bully, we paused when we encountered real resistance. Now we're trying again, but it's too late. The rest of the world has figured out that we're Satan. Nobody is voluntarily helping us ruin the universe.
Labels: se-lu, switchover
The election in Bavaria looks rather undramatic by the numbers. CSU, which is basically the Bavarian brand of Merkel's party, lost some seats but still holds 35%. AfD, which had no seats before this election, now has 11% of the seats. The Greens gained most.
Dividing the parties in the ONLY meaningful way, pro-global vs anti-global, this is a small gain for the anti-global side. Nothing to get excited about.
BUT: Sorosian media are uniformly describing this as an 'earthquake' or 'massive losses' or 'conservatives battered'.
They would normally UNDERestimate or IGNORE a small loss by Satan.
I suppose they're thinking of the effect on Merkel's coalition, which is on the edge of falling apart. Last straw.
Sweden's election a few weeks ago had a similar pattern. Unimpressive shift in the numbers, ruling coalition collapsed.
Bet those "Russkies" are scared shitless
on new hi-tech helicopters by Boeing, allegedly meant to protect our missile silos from "Russians". What they really mean, of course, is Americans.
This is a fucking mess. Engineering students and radio hams do a far better job of rigging an EXPERIMENTAL setup. This is not experimental. This is supposed to hold up in battle conditions.
EMP? Hacking? Impossible. Everything is perfectly shielded except for the tangle of white wires on the left and the open rotary switch at upper center.
No chance for signal leakage at all.
Note especially the circled mess of adapters and readapters and rerereadapters.
Reminds me of my crude Tinkertoy phonograph
which isn't meant to hold up in any conditions at all. It's just a bit of fun for me.
AI morality problem
Speaking of autonomous systems .... The latest from Classy Spokane.
This isn't new. Criminals often use taxis to deliver crime, and taxi drivers generally get the fuck out and call the cops when they see what's happening. Uber drivers have the same problem and the same response.
After Uber goes fully autonomous, the decision will be made by the perfectly intelligent all-knowing all-good computer, programmed to solve Complex Moral Conundra in picoseconds. How will the computer know that the riders got out and conducted a fight or a murder or a bank robbery before resuming their trip? In this case the action wasn't hidden; the two other suspects were clearly waiting for a pre-planned fight, which started immediately.
The answer is obvious. The computer won't know. Autonomous vehicles, if they actually worked, would be the perfect crime delivery system.
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Later: One of the commenters hit the golden bell: Uber Beats!
Labels: Answered better than asked
Dreaming of Elon's world
Tonight's dream was remarkable.
I was working for a school that was entirely run by an AI system. Everyone pretended / assumed that the AI was perfectly efficient. Nobody thought about disobeying or just turning it off.
In fact everyone was working 24 hours a day to get the ordinary school stuff done, while simultaneously compensating for the AI system's bizarre nonsense.
Students came to school in a pneumatic tube system which deposited them at random locations several miles from school. After they were "automatically" taken "to the doorstep", they had to climb mountains and cross rivers via primitive swinging rope bridges to ACTUALLY reach the school.
Incoming mail and shipments were delivered to a less difficult location a few blocks from the school, and the principal had to carry everything manually from there to the school, no matter how heavy the item.
The AI system issued daily "schedules" that were long strings of meaningless multilingual puns, often repeating one syllable over and over, like James Joyce with Tourettes. The principal had to "interpret" the schedule into usable orders without disobeying it.
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Congrats to the dream scripter for an astonishingly precise and creative dystopia. (Sometimes I wonder if dream scripter keeps up with current events .... no need to wonder now!)
Pretty clearly a vision of Elon's world, though Elon wasn't in the dream or mentioned by name.