Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Rise of Machine-Written Journalism

http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/12/30/1559214/The-Rise-of-Machine-Written-Journalism

Monday, December 28, 2009

The International Super Class and Their Global Warming Agenda!

Godfrey Bloom
The International Super Class and Their Global Warming Agenda!

Godfrey Bloom, a Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber for the United Kingdom Independence Party. Bloom points to independent scientific research that demonstrates that CO2 is not a problem and says 2050 will not see catastrophic and apocalyptic events related to climate. Bloom believes the debate is over.
http://www.godfreybloommep.co.uk/


Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEiw6-pBGi0

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwhCpsa0AnY

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5SP_w1uL_o

Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrSkPNrd6ic

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MDBP "Mobile Device Behavior Protocol"

Copyright  John L. Sokol   August 31, 2007

Proprietary please do not share.   I am releasing this publicly today. 12/23/2009

If you plan to use the idea, please bring me in.
john.sokol - at -gmail -dot- com, 669-200-8207

There is an idea I have been thinking about a for several years.
 The idea of a "mobile device behavior protocol"  MDBP

 Basically the idea is to have all mobile devices such as phones, cameras, pda, laptops and video recorders be able to monitor a low power radio signal (FCC Part 15 transmitter)  for information about what services are available and what behaviors are allowed or not allowed for mobile devices in that area.

Also to possible use WiBree a low power version of BlueTooth for devices to request to get authorized for certain capabilities.

Once this protocol is defined the idea is to put pressure on device manufactures to support this. This could also be done though legislative means, such a deliberately making cell phones that can be used while driving unless using ear pieces or not using camera and audio recorders in court rooms.

Once phone and other devices are manufacture with MDBP support, a typical setup would consist of one or more low power transmitters at a location programmed to send out instructions to all devices as to what is now allowed in a location. It could also inform them on how to access a secure WiFi connection, or provide other local data to a device, such a text information notices.

The most important functionality will be control of cell phone usages.

  • Blocking incoming or outgoing calls (except 911) something signal jamming also takes out.
  • Blocking cell usage on air flight.
  • Blocking cell ring during events, theaters, libraries. This could also put a phone in to vibrate mode automatically.
  • Blocking camera usage, video or audio recording.
  • Enforcing more complex rules such as not allowing hand held operation while in motion on a freeway or areas of freeways where MDBP transmitters are installed.
  • Informing phones of VOIP access at a location.
  • Informing any device of local services, such a food or gas on a freeway.


This also could enforce rules such a no video taping in theaters, or concerts.
For location and industries there should be a lot of interest in this.
On planes phones/laptops could be told to turn off and do so automatically.
later just laptops could be given permission to turn on.

In movie theaters phones would automatically be set to vibrate only and would not allow someone to answer while in theater.
    Video recorders would be disabled automatically.

In court houses - cameras/PDAs/digital camera/camcorders would not allow picture taking & not allow ringing.

At concerts - cameras/PDAs/digital camera/camcorders would not allow picture taking. & audio devices wouldn't be allowed to record.

On roads and Highways it could enforce rules about not text messaging and using a headphone or Bluetooth headset.

In tennis games - all devices would be told to be quite.

Bomb squads & police could disable all cellphones for hostage situations.

Military, phones could be told to do all sorts of things, like reveal locations, send it's call log etc.


On the flip side
 Devices would be told about blue tooth and WiFi resources available.
 About Advertising, wireless coupons or other sales specials and other location specific services.
 I am sure we could think of more features to add here too.

I think the cost of adding this to a device would be about $1 but I think it wouldn't be hard to get several industries to lobby for this and even get a federal regulation requiring this in all devices

Possible Underlying technology

WiBree
http://www.ezurio.com/files/00616.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wibree
802.15.4 standard, which is now the basis of ZigBee and other short range radio networks.

Competition

For LANS:  Service Location Protocol (SLP) -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_Location_Protocol

Why Coder Pay Isn't Proportional To Productivity

From Slashdot:  http://developers.slashdot.org/story/09/12/23/1820214/Why-Coder-Pay-Isnt-Proportional-To-Productivity

Why Coder Pay Isn't Proportional To Productivity
"John D. Cook takes a stab at explaining why programmers are not paid in proportion to their productivity. The basic problem, Cook explains, is that extreme programmer productivity may not be obvious. A salesman who sells 10x as much as his peers will be noticed, and compensated accordingly. And if a bricklayer were 10x more productive than his peers, this would be obvious too (it doesn't happen). But the best programmers do not write 10x as many lines of code; nor do they work 10x as many hours. Programmers are most effective when they avoid writing code. An über-programmer, Cook explains, is likely to be someone who stares quietly into space and then says 'Hmm. I think I've seen something like this before.'"

Now were talking. Direct typing from a Brain Interface.


From Slashdot:

Hardware: Typing With Your Brain
"This article asks, 'Why bother to type a document using a keyboard when you can write it by simply thinking about the letters?' A brain wave study presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society shows that people with electrodes in their brains can 'type' using just their minds. The study involved electrocorticography — a sheet of electrodes laid directly on the surface of the brain after a surgical incision into the skull. ('We were able to consistently predict the desired letters for our patients at or near 100 percent accuracy,' explains one Mayo clinic neurologist.) And besides typing, there's new brain wave applications that can now turn brain waves into music and even Twitter status updates — by thought alone."

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Health Insurance Reform - junk E-mailing me.

Will some body tell me what this Bill does? Just a few facts, please anybody?

Here's what I know, we need it, it's over due. But is the bill doing it, or just playing more games to screw  everyone over even more?

Why isn't anyone arguing facts?   For now it's just meaningless noise, Even there E-mail trying to get me motivated and yet no fact.  Motivated for what? 

John

Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 18:50:33 -0500
To: John Sokol 
From: President Barack Obama  info@barackobama.com
Reply-to: info@barackobama.com
Subject: Where we stand
John --
Early this morning, the Senate made history and health reform cleared its most important hurdle yet -- garnering the 60 votes needed to move toward a final vote in that chamber later this week.

This marks the first time in our nation's history that comprehensive health reform has come to this point. And it appears that the American people will soon realize the genuine reform that offers security to those who have health insurance and affordable options to those who do not.

I'm grateful to Senator Harry Reid and every senator who's been working around the clock to make this happen. And I'm grateful to you, and every member of the Organizing for America community, for all the work you have done to make this progress possible.

After a nearly century-long struggle, we are now on the cusp of making health insurance reform a reality in the United States of America.

As with any legislation, compromise is part of the process. But I'm pleased that recently added provisions have made this landmark bill even stronger. Between the time when the bill passes and the time when the insurance exchanges get up and running, insurance companies that try to jack up their rates do so at their own peril. Those who hike their prices may be barred from selling plans on the exchanges.

And while insurance companies will be prevented from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions once the exchanges are open, in the meantime there will be a high-risk pool where people with pre-existing conditions can purchase affordable coverage.

A recent amendment has made these protections even stronger. Insurance companies will now be prohibited from denying coverage to children immediately after this bill passes. There's also explicit language in this bill that will protect a patient's choice of doctor. And small businesses will get additional assistance as well.

These protections are in addition to the ones we've been talking about for some time. No longer will insurance companies be able to drop your coverage if you become sick and no longer will you have to pay unlimited amounts out of your own pocket for treatments that you need.

Under this bill families will save on their premiums; businesses that would see their costs rise if we don't act will save money now and in the future. This bill will strengthen Medicare and extend the life of the program. Because it's paid for and gets rid of waste and inefficiency in our health care system, this will be the largest deficit reduction plan in over a decade.

Finally, this reform will extend coverage to more than 30 million Americans who don't have it.

These are not small changes. These are big changes. They're fundamental reforms. They will save money. They will save lives.

And your passion, your work, your organizing helped make all of this possible. Now it's time to finish the job.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama


Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.



Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:13:16 -0800
From: "Campaign for Liberty"  john.f.tate@campaignforliberty.com
To: John Sokol  
Subject: We Can Still Stop ObamaCare

December 22, 2009

Dear C4L Member,

While millions across the country gather with family and friends on Christmas Eve, the Senate may be working overtime to take away even more of our freedoms by voting on Harry Reid's health care scheme.

Campaign for Liberty activists from across the country have been burning up the phone lines in key states to alert thousands of Americans to this threat, but every liberty-minded person across America needs to call their senators immediately and repeatedly.

Click here to find contact information for your senators.

You see, I'm afraid the media is doing the bidding of the Senate leadership and the White House by giving the impression this fight is over with the corrupt deals cut in the last few days.

As you probably know, Senate Democrats like Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson who were holding out have apparently been bought off with our tax dollars.

But no matter what Democrat leadership wants you to think, this battle is far from over. There are several things Senate Republicans can and must do to delay a Senate vote until the last minute this week -- and force Congress to go home without passing a final version through both houses.

First, there are a couple more procedural votes in the coming days that require 60 senators to pass, including a cloture vote on debating the overall bill. Secondly, even if the Reid bill passes, it only takes one Republican legislator to filibuster and delay sending conferees to the joint House and Senate conference to resolve differences between the two chambers.

Such tactics could push this debate further into the New Year and provide us with more time to take action. And fellow Patriots, it is by no means assured that the House and Senate bills - which are vastly different in key areas - can be reconciled.

But for now, we must focus on doing everything we can to stop the Reid bill before it clears the Senate. Then we can go into the Congressional recess knowing that we are in for the fight of our lives to stop the House and Senate from agreeing on a bill to send to President Obama's waiting pen.

Click here to find contact information for your senators.

Legislators will be hearing from plenty of their constituents in the coming days as people from all over the political spectrum unite in opposition to this bill.

Some will push for even more government power. Make sure your voice - a voice for freedom - is heard loud and clear this week.

For several months, we have fought a complete government takeover of health care with an intensity the establishment was not expecting. Now it's time to once again show them we are not backing down just because they say the fight is over. It is not, and you and I CAN still stop nationalized health care - but only if we continue to act now and in the coming days and weeks.

Turn up the pressure! Call, email, and fax Congress right away.

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/congress.php

In Liberty,
John Tate
President

Monday, December 21, 2009

China's Homegrown Computer Chips

People's Processor: Embrace China's Homegrown Computer Chips

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/st_essay_china/

Called the Loongson.


from Wikipedia :
Loongson (Chinese: 龙芯pinyin: lóngxīn, academic name: Godson, also known as Dragon chip) is a family of general-purpose MIPS-compatible CPUs developed at the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the People's Republic of China. The chief architect is Professor Weiwu Hu.
Loongson is the result of a public-private partnership. BLX IC Design Corporation was founded in 2002 by ICT and Jiangsu Zhongyi Group. Based in Beijing, BLX focuses on designing the advanced 32-bit/64-bit Loongson general-purpose and embedded processors, together with developing software tools and reference platforms.
ST Microelectronics fabricates and markets Loongson chips for BLX, which is fabless.

The processor was initially named 狗剩 (pinyin: Gou Sheng), meaning "Dog Leftover" in Chinese, to follow the Chinese tradition of giving a newborn baby a humble name for easier upbringing and better health. "Godson" was the English name, as it is pronounced similarly to "Gou Sheng". Later, Loongson, which means the "Dragon Core" Chip, was declared as the official name, with "Godson" still being used as an internal codename by developers.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Future Of Food

Video on Hulu.com

The Future Of Food
Shocking story of patent abuse and genetic manipulation of food.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Not all that glitters is gold

Jan,

     The article below contains a few truthful facts mixed together with the usual obnoxious pack of lies emanating from the unholy alliance of Wall Street, Federal Reserve banksters, tax eaters, etc. The number-one cause of the financial and economic collapse is the fraudulent 'money' issued by the privately-owned 'Federal Reserve System'. These creatures will either succeed in destroying our civilization, or succeed in destroying themselves, or both. Disinformation like the below shows that they are incorrigible. Antidotes to this poisonous trash are available at www.mises.org

 None of the recent and future bubbles could have reach such fantastic proportions without the issuance of unlimited fake money- driving investors away form more productive enterprises and in to malinvestments. Minsky tangentially touches on this in his theory, the homosexual pedophile Keynes of course never mentions it, nor does the arch-criminal (central banking apologist) Friedman. I don't think Krugman does either.

  The global warming scam has been called out for good. We now have their emails showing communication between the lead East Anglia IPCC 'scientists' on how best to cook the data and to suppress the dissidents. This is the smoking gun that can convict them for treason, racketeering, fraud, etc.

  Not all that glitters is gold.

Dr. F........ (name removed)


-----Original Message-----
>From: The Wombat
>Sent: Dec 11, 2009 9:12 AM
>To: "Dr.xx" ,  Dr. xx, John Sokol , Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx,
(names and e-mail addresses removed)
>Subject: Re: JVP Mentioned at the Loscon panel: "Arthur Cecil Pigou, overlooked for decades, provides a guide to the financial crisis"
>
>J,
>
>This is a most interesting paper.  I idea of practicality often seems overlooked.
>
>Now how can we apply it to the SUT in order to make the SUT happen?
>
>jan

>
>Not all those who wander are lost.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "JVP"
>To: "Dr.xx" ,  Dr. xx, John Sokol , Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx,
>Sent: Tuesday, 01 December, 2009 9:27 AM
>Subject: JVP Mentioned at the Loscon panel: "Arthur Cecil Pigou, overlooked
>for decades, provides a guide to the financial crisis"
>
>
>    * NOVEMBER 28, 2009
>
>An Economist's Invisible Hand
>Arthur Cecil Pigou, overlooked for decades, provides a guide to the
>financial crisis
>
>By JOHN CASSIDY
>http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704204304574545671352424680.html?mod=rss_Today%27s_Most_Popular
>
>At the Heavenly Models home for deceased economists, an award is being
>presented to the resident whose work best explains financial crises,
>global warming, and other pressing issues of today. The favored
>candidates include John Maynard Keynes, the patron saint of stimulus
>programs; Hyman Minsky, an American disciple of Mr. Keynes who warned
>about the dangers of financial deregulation; and Milton Friedman, the
>late Chicago economist. (Mr. Friedman's free market principles are out
>of vogue, but Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently took his
>advice on how to prevent depressions by pumping money into the
>economy.)
>
>The winner's name, however, turns out to be much less familiar: Arthur
>Cecil Pigou (pronounced "Arthur See-sil Pig-oo"). Stepping from the
>wings, a strapping Englishman with fair, wavy hair and a luxuriant
>moustache, smiles awkwardly and accepts his prize. A contemporary of
>Mr. Keynes at Cambridge University, Mr. Pigou was, for a long time,
>the forgotten man of economics. In the years leading up to his death,
>in 1959, he was a reclusive figure, rarely venturing from his rooms at
>King's College. His novel ideas on taxing polluters and making health
>insurance compulsory were met with indifference: Keynesianism was all
>the rage.
>
>Today Mr. Pigou's intellectual legacy is being rediscovered, and,
>unlike those of Messrs. Keynes and Friedman, it enjoys bipartisan
>appeal. Leading Republican-leaning economists such as Greg Mankiw and
>Gary Becker have joined Democrats such as Paul Krugman and Amartya Sen
>in recommending a Pigovian approach to policy. Much of President
>Barack Obama's agenda—financial regulation, cap and trade, health care
>reform—is an application of Mr. Pigou's principles. Whether the
>president knows it or not, he is a Pigovian.
>
>Other Voices
>
>'The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or
>painting, in science or literature, in industry or agriculture, have
>never come from centralized government.'
>
>--Milton Friedman, 1912-2006
>[PIGOUSIDE2] Getty Images
>
>'Our desire to hold money as a store of wealth is a barometer of the
>degree of our distrust of our own calculations and conventions
>concerning the future.'
>
>--John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946
>[PIGOUSIDE3] Harry S. Truman Library
>
>'If investors are confident that they will be "bailed out" by a lender
>of last resort their selfreliance may be weakened.'
>
>--Charles Kindleberger, 1910-2003
>[PIGOUSIDE5] Ludwig von Mises Institute
>
>'The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.'
>
>--Ludwig von Mises, 1881-1973
>
>Mr. Pigou pioneered the study of market failure—the branch of
>economics that explores why free enterprise sometimes. During the
>1930s, Mr. Keynes lampooned him as a reactionary because of his
>suggestion that the economic slump would eventually recover of its own
>accord.
>
>But while Mr. Pigou believed capitalism works tolerably most of the
>time, he also demonstrated how, on occasion, it malfunctions. His key
>insight was that actions in one part of the economy can have
>unintended consequences in others.
>
>Thus, for example, a blow-up in a relatively obscure part of the
>credit markets—the subprime mortgage industry—can undermine the entire
>banking system, which, in turn, can drag the entire economy into a
>recession, as banks refuse to lend. "The actual occurrence of business
>failures will be more or less widespread according (to whether)
>bankers' loans. . . are more or less readily available," Mr. Pigou
>wrote in 1929. Today, that might seem obvious. But just two and a half
>years ago, when the subprime crisis began, most economists, Mr.
>Bernanke included, believed it would have only modest consequences.
>
>The son of an army officer, Mr. Pigou was raised on the Isle of Wight.
>After attending Harrow, an exclusive private school, he went to King's
>College, Cambridge. His tutor was Alfred Marshall, the great
>late-Victorian economist, who regarded him as a budding genius and
>helped him get a chair in economics—the one Mr. Marshall vacated in
>1908. Until the Great Depression brought Mr. Keynes to international
>prominence, Mr. Pigou was probably the most eminent English economist.
>
>Like many contemporary economic commentators, Mr. Pigou was reacting
>against laissez faire—the hands-off approach to policy that free
>market economists, from Adam Smith onwards, had recommended. Such
>thinkers had tended to view the market economy as a perfectly
>balanced, self-regulating machine. But "even in the most advanced
>States there are failures and imperfections" that "prevent a
>community's resources from being distributed….in the most efficient
>way," Mr. Pigou wrote in 1920. His goal, he said, was to explore ways
>in which "it now is, or eventually may become, feasible for
>governments to…promote the economic welfare, and through that, the
>total welfare, of their citizens as a whole."
>
>Mr. Pigou drew an important distinction between the private and social
>value of economic activities, such as the opening of a new railway
>line. The savings in time and effort that users of the railway enjoy
>are private benefits, which will be reflected in the prices they are
>willing to pay for tickets. Similarly, the railroad's expenditures on
>tracks, rolling stock, employee wages are private costs, which will
>help to determine the prices it charges. But the opening of the
>railway may also create costs for "people not directly concerned,
>through, say, uncompensated damage done to surrounding woods by sparks
>from railway engines," Mr. Pigou pointed out.
>
>Such social costs—modern economists call them "externalities"—don't
>enter the calculations of the railroads or its customers, but in
>tallying up the ultimate worth of any economic activity, "[a]ll such
>effects must be included," Mr. Pigou insisted. In focusing exclusively
>on private costs and private benefits, the traditional defense of the
>free market misses out on a vital element of reality.
>
>To correct the problems that spillovers created, Mr. Pigou advocated
>government intervention. Where the social value of an activity was
>lower than its private value, as in the case of a railroad setting
>ablaze the surrounding woodland, the authorities should introduce
>"extraordinary restraints" in the form of user taxes, he said.
>Conversely, some activities have a social value that exceeds their
>private value. The providers of recreational parks, street lamps, and
>other "public goods" have difficulty charging people to use them,
>which means the free market may fail to ensure their adequate supply.
>To rectify this shortcoming, Mr. Pigou advocated "extraordinary
>encouragements" in the form of government subsidies.
>
>Economics textbooks have long contained sections on how free markets
>fail to deal with negative spillovers such as pollution, traffic
>congestion and the like. Since August 2007, however, we have learned
>that negative spillovers occur in other sectors of the economy,
>especially banking. "The financial system failed to perform its
>function as a reducer and distributor of risk," Treasury Secretary
>Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers, the head of the National
>Economic Council, wrote in the Washington Post earlier this year.
>"Instead, it magnified risks, precipitating an economic contraction
>that has hurt families and businesses around the world."
>
>The mere existence of negative spillovers doesn't necessarily justify
>government intervention, Mr. Pigou conceded. In some cases, the
>parties concerned might be able to come to a voluntary agreement about
>how to compensate innocent bystanders. A landlord, for instance, may
>reduce the rents for tenants who have to live over a noisy bar.
>
>With spillovers from the financial industry, however, too many parties
>are involved for private bargaining to provide a practical solution.
>During the credit bubble of 2002-2006, the entire housing market
>turned into a speculative bazaar. Mortgage companies that were
>supposed to apportion credit on the basis of ability to pay
>distributed it willy-nilly. And banks and other financial
>intermediaries, which exist to channel capital to its most productive
>uses, misallocated resources on a vast scale.
>
>When other industries do a bad job, the fallout is usually limited. If
>Budweiser and Miller marketed undrinkable beers, it would be bad news
>for those companies and their customers, but the rest of the economy
>would be largely unscathed.
>
>In banking, the negative spillover can be catastrophic. Many millions
>of households and firms rely on credit to finance their expenditures.
>If this credit is suddenly curtailed, spending can fall precipitously
>throughout the economy. That is what we witnessed at the end of last
>year.
>
>Even if policy makers have been tardy about citing the influence of
>Mr. Pigou's analytical framework, they are working within it. Raising
>capital requirements on banks, urging Wall Street firms to pay bonuses
>in stock, and forcing investment banks to keep some of the securities
>they issue on their own books are all efforts to mitigate the
>spillovers from irresponsible risk-taking.
>
>Although it is rarely presented in such terms, reforming health care
>can also be viewed as a counter-spillover policy. Sick people who
>don't have health insurance often end up using emergency rooms, which
>imposes a cost on the insured, perhaps as much as $1,000 per person
>per year. A successful reform package would eliminate these social
>costs, and it could also generate some positive spillovers.
>Improvements in public health can make employees more productive, Mr.
>Pigou pointed out, which increases the gross domestic product.
>
>If the administration ends up partly financing health-care reform by
>increasing taxes on the rich, a proposal contained in a bill that the
>House of Representatives recently passed, it will be enacting yet
>another Pigovian policy. "[I]t is evident that the transference of
>income from a relatively rich man to a relatively poor man of similar
>temperament, since it enables more intense wants to be satisfied at
>the expense of less intense wants, must increase the aggregate sum of
>satisfactions," he wrote.
>
>Global warming presents perhaps the most dramatic example of what can
>happen if spillovers are ignored. It was the growing public concern
>over global warming that resurrected Mr. Pigou from obscurity. In
>2006, the British government published an official report on climate
>change by Sir Nicholas Stern, a well-known English economist, which
>relied extensively on Mr. Pigou's analytical framework. "In common
>with many other environmental problems, human-induced climate change
>is at its most basic level an externality," Mr. Stern wrote. And he
>went on: "It is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever
>seen."
>
>In addition to referencing Mr. Pigou's work directly several times,
>Mr. Stern recommended the imposition of one of his extraordinary
>restraints: a substantial carbon tax. This proposal remains
>controversial, but a number of Republican economists have endorsed it.
>Harvard's Greg Mankiw has founded an informal Pigou Club for
>economists and pundits that support a carbon tax.
>
>During the 1930s and 1940s, many economists were pessimistic about the
>market system's long-term prospects. Mr. Pigou's message, on the other
>hand, was optimistic, and, in some ways, very American. He believed in
>progress, the power of rational analysis, and the ability of
>well-intentioned people, such as himself, to effect meaningful
>reforms.
>
>He didn't put much store in elaborate mathematical theories. Above all
>else, he was practical. "We shall endeavor to elucidate, not any
>generalized system of possible worlds," he wrote in his greatest book,
>"The Economics of Welfare," "but the actual world of men and women as
>they are found in experience to be."
>—John Cassidy is a staff writer at the New Yorker. His book "How
>Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities" was recently published
>by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
>
>


From: Jan
To: "Dr.xx" ,  Dr. xx, John Sokol , Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, 


G'day ,

Your comments are interesting.  As I'm NOT an economist, I find listening to differing theories of interest.

However, my main concern is how to move my project forward: SutEnergy, Unlimited.

I've attached my essay on the concept.  My apologies to those on this list who have already received it previously.

If you think, the concept has merit, what are you willing to do, how are you willing to help, what can you contribute, in order for it to succeed.  That is MY concern!

Oh yes, the word "should" is not acceptable.  Being told "You should do..." is a cheap out.  If you or anyone is not willing to "do," I'm not really interested in the comment.  I already know "lots of shoulds."  I don't have to be told something I already know.

Cheers!

jan

Not all those who wander are lost.


ATTACHMENT

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Copenhagen treaty "as you predicted, it is really, REALLY scary."

Lord Monckton warning: for those of you who link he's full of it.

From a respected Hollywood Film Producer friend:
John -

His guest gets into the details of the latest draft of the treaty in
parts 3 through 5 of the interview (although you should still listen
to parts 1 and 2 as well) and, as you predicted, it is really, REALLY
scary.  This is really happening, everything you said.  This may be
the most important interview that Alex Jones has ever done.  Spread it
around.

Also, while we're on the subject, an article about Big Oil and
Copenhagen, also from Alex's website:

http://uswgo.com/big-oil-behind-copenhagen-climate-scam/

But do listen to the interview - it confirms everything you feared.




Part 1 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661637-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-14lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

Part 2 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661638-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-25lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

Part 3 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661639-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-35lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

Part 4 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661640-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-45lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

Part 5 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661641-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-55lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

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TRUTH Confronting TREASON in Al Gore's Empire of LIES and FEAR  Youtube Video

Friday, December 04, 2009

Transhumanist

Extending the work Ray Kurzweil, Marvin Minksy, Hans Moravec, and the Singularity meme.



INTERVIEW WITH NICK BOSTROM AND DAVID PEARCE 
Dave and Nick are the co-founders of the World Transhumanist Association, a nonprofit
organization aiming to improve human capabilities with high technology

Hulu Doesn't play well with others.

Currently most high end Blue Ray players can stream content from Netflix, Blockbuster, YouTube and Pandora. Some also offer CinemaNow.

One giant in streaming media web sites is missing Hulu.

On Settopbox devices Sling supports Hulu but Roku does not.

Google Video, Sling.com and Bing.com are the few that seems to have Hulu distribution agreements.  

Boxee, TV.com and Rippol all have been forced to remove Hulu content from their sites and applications.



Roku Channel Store Opens, Hulu Is a No-Show  Nov 22,2009
Pandora, Facebook Photos, Revision3, Mediafly, TWiT, blip.tv, Flickr, FrameChannel, Motionbox and MobileTribe, Netflix, MLB.tv and Amazon channels all now available on the Roku player

In Hulu's note to Rippol, the representative stated that "the only way for a company to legitimately embed our videos the way you do is to enter into a structured distribution relationship with us. However, we are currently entering into these very selectively."


According to Hulu:  Don't embed, Link instead


Bing Brings Hulu, YouTube and MSN Video
Describing it as a "new unified online video destination," Microsoft says Bing Videos will combine results from ABC, YouTube, Hulu and MSN Videos. Of course, such a product calls for a new homepage, which Microsoft has dutifully rolled out for Bing Videos.

Sling.com Isn’t Really A Hulu Competitor, But Does Offer Compelling Reasons To Make It Your Go-To Web Portal
SlingMedia run Sling.com, a video portal similar to Hulu.com but with a few extra benefits.
NBC and Fox content is actually served from Hulu.  Sling and Hulu partnered up to bring that content to Sling users, so you’ll still see the Hulu logo and see the Hulu commercials.


Hulu is streaming using Adobe's Secure RTMP protocol.

Appian.com software can capture Hulu Video.

New Plugin from Google lets you Stream Hulu and Netflix videos with Frontrow 2/09



Understudy is a plug in for Mac OS X interface Front Row. Users can subscribe to multiple feeds and watch from Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and the BBC iPlayer.



Email from Hulu to Rippol hours after they launched.
We saw that you launched today. We want to notify you that you are using our embeds in violation of our terms of service which state specifically that embeds are for personal, non-commercial use only. As such we will plan to block embedding from your site by 12/4.  Typically we disable embedding immediately but given that you just launched, we want to give you some time to transition. In the place of the embeds, we can offer you is a site map feed that links back to Hulu for video playback and includes several useful pieces of metadata in a feed. It includes video titles, descriptions, thumbnails, video type, duration info, season number, episode number, air date, expiration date, in addition to the video link on Hulu.com. It is updated every few hours: http://www.hulu.com/video_sitemap.index.xml

Rippol responded with they will never put ads in or around Hulu content.
Hulu responded:
Ad placement would be more relevant to the "non-commercial" part of the TOS vs. the "personal" part. While you may not plan to place ads near our content, Rippol is a commercial business in the sense that you plan to make money from the content service you create. Thus our content on your site is being used for commercial purposes, even if it is indirect (i.e. you attract users with Hulu content but only monetize other content).Note we are not singling out Rippol as we have transitioned other premium video aggregators to our site map feed.

From: Hulu Gets Ripped Out Of Rippol
When Hulu was announced in 2007, NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker said that Hulu would aim to have "ubiquitous distribution." The press release issued at the time said that Hulu "will actively seek agreements with a variety of additional distribution partners." The release also stated that each "distribution partner will feature the site?s content in an embedded player customized with a look and feel consistent with each site, making the offering organic to each destination."