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+ - Revealed – the capitalist network that runs ->

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webhat writes "New Scientist is running an article that scientists have discovered the capitalist network that runs the world . The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York's Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere (see photo). But the study, by a trio of complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, is the first to go beyond ideology to empirically identify such a network of power. It combines the mathematics long used to model natural systems with comprehensive corporate data to map ownership among the world's transnational corporations — a core of 1318 companies with interlocking ownerships."
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EU

+ - Virtual Schengen Border - Great Firewall of Europe->

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webhat writes "During a meeting in February 2011 of the Council of the European Union's Law Enforcement Work Party (LEWP), a forum for cooperation on issues such as counter terrorism, customs and fraud, a disturbing proposal was tabled to create a "Great Firewall of Europe" by blocking "illicit" web material at the borders of the bloc with the intention to "to propose concrete measures towards creating a single secure European cyberspace.""
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Apple

+ - Apple tells Patent Troll to leave developers alone->

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webhat writes "Until today Apple remained quiet about Lodsys' campaign to extract licensing fees from app developers using Apple's own in-app purchasing APIs. Apple senior vice president and general counsel Bruce Sewell sent a letter to Lodsys CEO Mark Small, insisting that Apple's license to the patent in question covers third party developers and that Lodsys should stop threatening iOS developers with "false assertions" of patent infringement."
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Comment: Re:moof (Score 1) 5

by webhat (#25234173) Attached to: Is the worldwide credit market insolvent?
Nicely put. I had a similar idea, although I don't really think that the bankers are requesting their tribute. They just want to collect on their insurance. The problem being that they are also the bankers for the insurance companies and they are going out of business. That's one of the failings of a separation of banks and insurance companies after the last big crash, insurance companies need banks too.
User Journal

Journal: Performa 475 1

Journal by webhat

Yesterday a friend of mine found 2 Performa 475 while cleaning out his storage space, knowing I like really high electricity bills he gave them to me to play with. I quickly discovered that neither of them have network capability, unless you count serial/modem. So I will probably hook them into my internal POTS for network access.

User Journal

Journal: Birthday Boy 3

Journal by webhat

I was 30 on the 23rd and I got:

- 3 packs of smokes
- an out of tune electric piano with a broken leg
- a packet of chocolate cookies
- a poetry book
- a board game with sheep
- all the beer I could drink
- some money for my new shelf system (very expensive)

I want a violin too... :(

D.

Supercomputing

Journal: Grid Calculation Engine

Journal by webhat

Been playing around with a pre release version of Amie Grid Calculation Engine, made by the guys from Recursa. The current front-end application is an Excel plugin allowing the calculations to be done by the Grid Engine.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.

Working...