I say you are wrong, but this guy said it better.
forced a reinvention of politics in many countries by enabling constant two-way dialogue between the rulers and the ruled.
- yes, today more people realize that it is better to be free than "the ruled". As an anarcho-capitalist / libertarian / objectivist I welcome the use of technology to let people to get from under the oppression of these rulers.
Good luck with all of that hyper-socialist nonsense that you are preaching, I was born in a country that had it, USSR, I am glad it fell apart and I would never live in another one like that and you are turning USA into one. No amount of pot-hole and bridge repairs will reduce your trade imbalance, which is, by the way, the real indicator of health of your economy in the age of fake GPD and inflation numbers.
Your trade deficit is around 500 Billion / year and has been there for decades now, you are not paying for things you are getting in the US of A, your suggestion will only worsen the trade imbalance, pot-hole repairs cannot be exported in exchange for all those manufactured goods you are importing for FREE (free, because it's all vendor financed, thus the giant debt).
Anyway, as I said, good luck with your ideas. They have been proven completely false and harmful time and again, but I guess they don't actually teach real history any longer (if they ever did).
The government insists (CBO and all other government nonsense propaganda) that there is no inflation. Food prices are going up? There is no inflation. Phone subscriptions are more expensive? There is no inflation. Gas prices rising? No inflation. Stock market prices going up? No inflation. Bond market going up? No inflation. Commodities going up? No inflation. You live in a 'no-inflation' zone, what are you complaining about? Government says you are at a 'risk' of deflation. Don't you feel that deflation is a risk to you?
Of-course price changes are not inflation or deflation, just prices going up or down. Inflation is expansion of money supply, the Fed is expanding alright, but guess what: no inflation.
Now, on the topic of why the rich _should_ be paying for that. Well, that's the price of a stable and progressive civilization.
- absolutely. The rich ARE paying for EVERYTHING. The businesses are creating all of the products you use, they pay all of the salaries people get (including government salaries, which is money taken away from businesses and from salaries of private industry workers, who get paid by businesses owned by... not the poor, let's be clear on this.)
The rich are creating all of the products, paying all of the salaries, paying all of the taxes. The difference is: in a free society this happens through normal voluntary market participation.
What you are proposing is use of majority of the crowd, which directs the government violence at the few people that are richer than the rest and you think that this is a way to put a price on "stable and progressive civilisation". Well, you are also factually WRONG on that. Before 1913, before income taxes, before IRS, before 99% of all business regulations, before 99% of all that government is doing today the rich were paying for everything and the USA economy was GROWING.
Today, when the government is 100 times larger, enormously more expensive, where business regulations, income taxes, inflation are incalculable basically, where is the society going? The same drain that the economy is going. And AFAIC this is a RIGHTEOUS THING, a good thing, the correct, though unfortunate thing. I am against violence and those who use government violence to destroy individual freedoms (in order to ROB the rich), they should have to suffer all of the consequences of their actions and I welcome this effect, hopefully this will fix the problem, as this coming level of suffering will eventually either help to fix the problem of this violence or it will annihilate this "progressive" civilisation, and if that happens, then good, that's where that particular civilisation belongs for not being civilised enough not to steal from people, not to oppress individuals.
There is nothing stable about what you are proposing and there is nothing good about that type of 'progressive'.
If you actually watch the video and RTFA (OMG, what a noob, obviously) you'll notice that they now can even encode and transmit and successfully read colours within image, which is even more impressive. Nicely done. But it doesn't seem to be possible to use this with motion, you can see a static image, I don't believe this can be done with a movie, they would have to read the entire image many times over, frame by frame (the image is played as a series of audio notes, sounds like a melody) and each simple image takes a few seconds to play.
But I think it's possible to modify this idea, so that instead of fine features, you get information about objects coming closer or moving away from you, take 2 snapshots, figure out the difference in motion, play the difference rather than a snapshot.
1. When I share music with someone I feel a special connection with that person. 1
2. In my free time I hardly listen to music. 5
3. I like listen to music that contains emotion. 3
4. Music keeps me company when I'm alone. 2
5. I don't like to dance, not even with music I like. 2
6. Music makes me bond with other people. 1
7. I inform myself about music I like. 3
8. I get emotional listening to certain pieces of music. 5
9. Music calms and relaxes me. 2
10. Music often makes me dance. 3
11. I'm always looking for new music. 1
12. I can become tearful or cry when I listen to a melody that I like very much. 2
13. I like to sing or play an instrument with other people. 2
14. Music helps me chill out. 2
15. I can't help humming or singing along to music that I like. 2
16. At a concert I feel connected to the performers and the audience. 2
17. I spend quite a bit of money on music and related items. 1
18. I sometimes feel chills when I hear a melody that I like. 1
19. Music comforts me. 1
20. When I hear a tune I like a lot I can't help tapping or moving to its beat. 3
MUSIC SEEKING: 19
EMOTION EVOCATION: 30
MOOD REGULATION: 14
MUSIC REWARD: 14
I don't particularly know what this means, I don't spend time listening to music much at all, used to long ago, I can play a couple instruments myself though and have absolute pitch. I think I just don't have much time for music and it distracts me.
Oracle gets these contracts seemingly easily. Do you know what it takes to land a contract with a supposedly "non-profit" organisation? Find a way to get a subscription to something like UNGM and look at the insanity that passes for RFPSs there.
70 pages of various legal requirements (shouldn't use child labour, something about land mines, blah blah blah, document formats, timelines etc.etc.)
The requirement: build a database driven website.
* Project award: 25 of March.
* Expected a completed, fully tested and operational system: 1 of April.
Then some more weird nonsense about saving millions and millions of lives. I am not surprised that these projects end up costing tens of millions and more and deliver nothing.
HTML an STD? Strange, I thought that was PHP. Oh, and python was the STD delivery system. C# a music key and Assembler came with Ikea furniture.
I offer apprenticeship positions, I have 4 students right now actually, 2 finished their education, one dropped out and one is still studying. I took them in with the understanding that at first they are not getting paid at all, they all agreed to it. There were a few others, who I had to let go, they were useless. At this point I am paying all of my students, they display themselves as being useful, they learn quickly, they have the right attitude, so now they are making good money for their level of experience and productivity. Apprenticeship is not dead, except in the welfare states, like the USA.
FDIC was not abandoned altogether, that is the problem with taking out a PART of it. FDIC should not have existed in the first place, it is a moral hazard, where bank clients do not pay any attention what the banks do with the money. People do more research about the films that they go to see than what bank they will loan their money to (and it's a loan to a bank, if you want a bank that in fact takes deposits and holds them, use a safety box).
Glass-Steagal was part of FDIC that was aiming at preventing using "deposit" (loan) money against bank speculating in the markets. FDIC needs to be repealed completely, which means the fake "insurance" that gov't provides should be abolished. People should not be under assumption that FDIC can actually give them their money back without destroying the value of money with inflation and without massive borrowing and basically without the economy coming crashing down one way or another. FDIC doesn't have any money, not even 1% of what is supposedly 'insures'.
When they repealed Glass Steagal the did not deregulate, they changed what they regulate in a way that allowed for more moral hazards and more gambling. Of-course that's just one corner of the pyramid that the USA economy is running, the other being impossible government spending levels thanks to the Treasury selling all that debt that can never be repaid and the fake dollars thanks to the Fed, that is monetising so much of that debt. Fake inflation levels (CPI, core CPI) is another corner of the pyramid, fake GDP is what is propped up and pushed up by those corners.
Minimum wage should not exist, I guess you are not familiar with my comments. Nobody can force anybody to do anything, unless it is done through government threat of violence. Again, nobody is holding a gun to your head except government. Read my journal before replying to mine.
Exactly the opposite, there would be tons more jobs created for people who were previously avoided by employers due to government created discrimination. How do you read my comment and come to the exact opposite conclusion from the reality, which is this - more people are out of work due to their 'protected' status than find work because of it. These laws are taxes, nothing else. They reduce economic activity not increase it.
There should not be any government imposed regulations upon any individuals or their busineses regarding any type of discrimination.People discriminate all the time. Who we date ( including age, race , religion, looks, political views, mental and physical abilities or disabilities and other factors), where we shop, who we hang out with, where we live, etc. etc. People must be able to discriminate against each other without gov't meddling. This is individual freedoms we are talking about. Just because a person starts a business he or she must not be stripped of their individual rights! Age discrimination must not be a crime of any kind. Government cannot be allowed to pass laws that allow people to sue because they (factually or fictionally) were discriminated against by anybody, including employers, customers, landlords, anybody. Government job is to protect individual rights, not to provide entitlements or 'solve injustice'! All these lawsuits do is create discrimination where it may not have otherwise been in the first place. Why would I hire women, who can sue me if they decide their pay is insufficient? Why would I hire a minority, if this means I can be sued if I fire them for 'race discrimination'? Why would I hire anybody from any protected group, where gov't provides it with entitlements and imposes obligations on me as an employer? Why can I not sue somebody for buying a competing product rather than mine? They are discriminating.
These lawsuits prove me right. Don't hire anybody who is not a youngr white single male - the onlygroup of people that cannot sue me if I fire them or if one does not make exactly as much money as another.
If I could get women to do the EXACTLY the same work as men, with the same results for less money than men, I would not have even one man working for me. I only care about maximizing my own profit, that is all that matters. My business is not there to create jobs, it is there to make me money, that is its raison d'etre, nothing else. I don't care onebit if you are a black illegal disabled 100 year old Marxist translesbiangaybold satanist fuck with 20 kids and Alzheimers if you make me money. However I cannot hire you if you are, because the potential risk of lawsuit is enormously hilariously outmatching any benefit you may bring the company. So I will find a way not even to interview you. You want to FIX this? Make sure that non-discrimination laws apply strictly to the government, not to private individuals and their businesses. Until such time, unemployment among the protected classes will be higher than among those, who cannot sue their employers.
Wrong, I understand human nature perfectly well, which is why I do not expect the USA mob and the government to do the correct thing and stop the money printing, get rid of business regulations, get rid of income taxes, shut down most departments and stop the wars and bring the troops home and shut down pretty much 99% of what the government does.
I do not expect that. In fact I expect the mob to demand more and more welfare, I expect more and more of the class warfare driven by the populists in government, I expect more and more money printing, I expect higher and higher taxes, I expect more and more regulations, price controls, and so on and so forth.
I treat this situation accordingly to my expectations, I build my business and investment according to these expectations and I see that people who understand what is going on are in a tiny minority and that the train-wreck is unstoppable.
You are absolutely wrong in all of your assumptions, and of-course you are totally wrong when it comes to misunderstanding as to why the government is the problem that is causing the economic and societal meltdown that we are observing in slow motion right now, but which will accelerate rapidly with coming months.