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2015-06-28 21:44:39 (49 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html

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2015-06-28 21:44:39 (49 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html

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2015-06-28 21:44:39 (49 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html

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2015-07-07 23:22:18 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

AI dreaming of electric sheep.

Woo hoooooo!


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2015-07-07 23:11:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Of course some things might have been handled better...

Of course some things might have been handled better...___

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2015-07-07 23:02:55 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

More about the Hacking Team hack. 

More about the Hacking Team hack. ___

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2015-07-07 22:46:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The interesting part here is that no matter what Greece did they would have still had their economy annihilated. The "Troika" policy was simply unworkable.

The interesting part here is that no matter what Greece did they would have still had their economy annihilated. The "Troika" policy was simply unworkable.___

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2015-07-07 11:45:07 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

One of the delicious ironies of Abbott's bully-boy attacks on the ABC is that his support base trusts and depends more on the ABC than the Labor-voting working class. Abbott thinks he only needs the support of Murdoch's goons and philistines but his tactics are not playing well in the blue ribbon suburbs.
Via +James Brown​​​

"Voters living in electorates held by some of the Abbott government's most prominent ministers support the ABC so strongly they would vote to change the constitution to protect it from political interference, new polling shows."
- The Age
6 July 2015

Source:
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/voters-in-blueribbon-liberal-seats-strongly-support-abc-20150705-gi5eaq.html

#australia   #auspol   #abcaustralia  

+ABC Australia ___One of the delicious ironies of Abbott's bully-boy attacks on the ABC is that his support base trusts and depends more on the ABC than the Labor-voting working class. Abbott thinks he only needs the support of Murdoch's goons and philistines but his tactics are not playing well in the blue ribbon suburbs.
Via +James Brown​​​

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2015-07-07 04:05:42 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Bill Shorten isn't unpopular because of his background as a trade union leader. He's on the nose because he's an unprincipled and worthless cunt.

Bill Shorten isn't unpopular because of his background as a trade union leader. He's on the nose because he's an unprincipled and worthless cunt.___

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2015-07-06 23:46:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is a terrible thing. Especially given Apple's complete monopoly on iOS. There was a time when Mobile Safari was the most advanced and most standards compliant browser on the mobile platform.

One Web developer's opinion: Apple's Safari team is slipping behind with slow updates and lack of support for new standards, and the company's reputation suffers because it doesn't send representatives out to Web developer events.___This is a terrible thing. Especially given Apple's complete monopoly on iOS. There was a time when Mobile Safari was the most advanced and most standards compliant browser on the mobile platform.

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2015-07-06 23:41:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

We have a saying in Scotland: fly with the crows, get shot with the crows.

Hacking Team is a company with a CEO who laughed at competitors for being hacked, and which has been accused of supplying both repressive regimes and the DEA [1, 2] (although there is an argument to be made that the DEA and US government, post-911 and post-Patriot Act could be included as a repressive regime) with tools to spy on citizens. The company has long denied both claims.

Sadly for them, however, they appear, in a somewhat delicious payback for the CEO's schadenfreude, to have been hacked, and hacked severely, with a payload of over 500gb of internal files and emails being released via torrent. [3]

The documents appear to confirm that the company had contracts in place with the Sudanese, Saudi, and Uzbekistan governments, amongst others - not exactly known as bastions of... more »

We have a saying in Scotland: fly with the crows, get shot with the crows.

Hacking Team is a company with a CEO who laughed at competitors for being hacked, and which has been accused of supplying both repressive regimes and the DEA [1, 2] (although there is an argument to be made that the DEA and US government, post-911 and post-Patriot Act could be included as a repressive regime) with tools to spy on citizens. The company has long denied both claims.

Sadly for them, however, they appear, in a somewhat delicious payback for the CEO's schadenfreude, to have been hacked, and hacked severely, with a payload of over 500gb of internal files and emails being released via torrent. [3]

The documents appear to confirm that the company had contracts in place with the Sudanese, Saudi, and Uzbekistan governments, amongst others - not exactly known as bastions of enlightenment. One can imagine what uses spying and hacking software would be put to use for by such regimes.

A hacker known as PhineasFisher (who carried out previous hacks against Gamma International) has claimed responsibility for the hack. [4]

[1] http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/06/hacking-team-hacked-firm-sold-spying-tools-to-repressive-regimes-documents-claim

[2] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/11720800/Hacking-Team-hack-reveals-firm-sold-spying-software-to-repressive-regimes.html

[3] http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-dea-has-been-secretly-buying-hacking-tools-from-an-italian-company

[4] http://motherboard.vice.com/read/hacker-claims-responsibility-for-the-hit-on-hacking-team___

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2015-07-06 23:39:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Let me just address the first point here made by state Senator Lee Bright:

“Abraham Lincoln in his own words spoke that blacks should be not allowed to vote, to serve on juries," he said. "As a matter of fact, many northerners who did not want slavery brought into the new states -- it's because they didn't want blacks brought into the new states.”

This is dead accurate.  Lincoln did not want to expand slavery because that would interfere with the free white laborer's ability to compete for wage labor.  There were many people who did not think the black man equal to the white.  In one famous speech, Lincoln said that he did not consider the black man equal to the white man, but he also did not see why the black man should not be entitled to the fruits of his own labors and the sweat from his own brow.

The Civil War was not fought to defend WhiteSuprem... more »

Let me just address the first point here made by state Senator Lee Bright:

“Abraham Lincoln in his own words spoke that blacks should be not allowed to vote, to serve on juries," he said. "As a matter of fact, many northerners who did not want slavery brought into the new states -- it's because they didn't want blacks brought into the new states.”

This is dead accurate.  Lincoln did not want to expand slavery because that would interfere with the free white laborer's ability to compete for wage labor.  There were many people who did not think the black man equal to the white.  In one famous speech, Lincoln said that he did not consider the black man equal to the white man, but he also did not see why the black man should not be entitled to the fruits of his own labors and the sweat from his own brow.

The Civil War was not fought to defend White Supremacy, because that idea needed little defending, in spite of the efforts of Frederick Douglass and others.  If it had been so, it was an abject dismal failure.

The Civil War was fought because states like South Carolina, thinking that a Lincoln presidency would end their ability to own other people and keep the fruits of their labor as profit unto themselves, declared their independence, and started a war over it.

“A Declaration of Independence was written that it would eventually not allow slavery," he added. "But we have to remember that slavery was under the American flag. We cannot condemn the South without condemning the nation.”

I agree with this, too.  We all own it.  That is, all of us who aren't actually descended from slaves.  Slavery is not something those people did.  It's something America did.  It's something we did.

And, I feel I should note, there are plenty of people in my life who displayed the Stars and Bars who weren't Southerners.  I feel that it's about time we stopped celebrating this flag, and the political movement that spawned it.  

I'm happy, however, to celebrate the valor of the soldiers who fought on it.  For the much greater part, the soldiers who fought against them did just that, and I don't feel that it's my place to take a different judgement.

Sen. Bright's other remarks are not ones I care to defend, though.  He strikes me as someone trying to keep the shame away.  And I feel that many who would scorn or mock him are doing the same thing.  This is what it means to mark someone as other, as them.  We pass the shame to them rather than feeling it ourselves. 

The cycle of violence only ends when someone is willing to suffer and not pass that suffering on.  Who will answer this call?___

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2015-07-06 23:33:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 12:02:05 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-06 00:23:41 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-05 14:06:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Wonderful +Jodie O'Regan​

+Jodie O'Regan​ sings with the Newport Strings. She can sing a bit :-)___Wonderful +Jodie O'Regan​

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2015-07-05 10:43:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The 4.3 per cent increase unwound part of an 11 per cent fall in emissions across the grid in the two years the carbon price was in place.

The 4.3 per cent increase unwound part of an 11 per cent fall in emissions across the grid in the two years the carbon price was in place.___

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2015-07-05 10:35:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Tony looks a bit like a Ballarat priest in this shot.

Meanwhile in Australia...

For my non-Australian G+ friends.

Australia has a policy of mandatory offshore detention (in Nauru and PNG) for asylum seekers that arrive here by boat.

These detention centres are rife with systematic abuse - documented cases of rape, child abuse, buggery, "blowjobs for hot showers", psychological torture and murder of Reza Berati.
http://www.immi.gov.au/about/dept-info/_files/review-conditions-circumstances-nauru.pdf

http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/rapes-sexual-assault-drugs-for-favours-in-australias-detention-centre-on-nauru-independent-moss-review-20150320-1m46za.html

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-21/moss-review-confirms-forgotten-children-report/6337576

The +Liberal Party of Australia​​ has just passed the Australian Border Force Act 2015 http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5408 that imposes a 2 year jail term on anyone working in these centres who reports such abuses. Teachers, nurses, doctors.

http://theconversation.com/border-force-act-entrenches-secrecy-around-australias-asylum-seeker-regime-44136

http://m.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/detention-centre-doctors-workers-dare-government-to-prosecute-them-over-new-laws-20150701-gi24pr.html

I'd love to hear the government's supporters stand up proudly and say they support this legislation.

___Tony looks a bit like a Ballarat priest in this shot.

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2015-07-05 02:22:32 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Asia would view Australia as "decadent" if the country were to embrace same-sex marriage, government minister Barnaby Joyce says.

Since when have we looked to Asia for our stance on human rights? Conservatives are clearly running out of ideas if they need to invoke Islamic or Confucian models. Australia is not an Asian country. It never has seen itself as such and nor is it seen that way by countries in Asia.

For better or for worse, Australia remains "Western" country—a remote European outpost—and if anything Asia looks to us to be at least consistent in our support of liberal democratic values and individual freedoms.

Asia would view Australia as "decadent" if the country were to embrace same-sex marriage, government minister Barnaby Joyce says.

Since when have we looked to Asia for our stance on human rights? Conservatives are clearly running out of ideas if they need to invoke Islamic or Confucian models. Australia is not an Asian country. It never has seen itself as such and nor is it seen that way by countries in Asia.

For better or for worse, Australia remains "Western" country—a remote European outpost—and if anything Asia looks to us to be at least consistent in our support of liberal democratic values and individual freedoms.___

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2015-07-05 02:04:37 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Straya - because that's operational.

Straya - because that's operational.___

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2015-07-05 01:49:49 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Each frame of this film has been passed through Google's image recognition neural nets. The result is definitely trippy, like a person who sees the world completely in terms of mammals.

Google's "deep dreaming" neural net applied to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".___Each frame of this film has been passed through Google's image recognition neural nets. The result is definitely trippy, like a person who sees the world completely in terms of mammals.

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2015-07-04 00:06:16 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-03 09:22:42 (45 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

The Liberal party is busy demonstrating its illiberality as the conservative faction tries to delay historical inevitability for a few more years.

The Liberal party is busy demonstrating its illiberality as the conservative faction tries to delay historical inevitability for a few more years.___

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2015-07-03 07:33:54 (44 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Aussies: Things are going poorly in our country. Our politicians are awful and malicious, our media is awful and malicious, our fellow citizens... Well you get the idea.

Where did we go wrong? We used to be such a nice country, didn't we? Sort of, you know, good people, generous, kind. All for a fair go, all that good stuff.

Or did we?

I'm wondering if what best explains our country's horrible current state is that we're just a pack of cunts*. It'd explain a lot.

Here's my challenge: Give me five substantive things that Australia has done in the last 30 years that were actually positive for the world. They need to be something that not every country is doing, and they need to be unambiguously positive (eg: KRudd's "sorry" was good, but if you balance it against what he was actually apologizing for, some right cunty stuff,... more »

Aussies: Things are going poorly in our country. Our politicians are awful and malicious, our media is awful and malicious, our fellow citizens... Well you get the idea.

Where did we go wrong? We used to be such a nice country, didn't we? Sort of, you know, good people, generous, kind. All for a fair go, all that good stuff.

Or did we?

I'm wondering if what best explains our country's horrible current state is that we're just a pack of cunts*. It'd explain a lot.

Here's my challenge: Give me five substantive things that Australia has done in the last 30 years that were actually positive for the world. They need to be something that not every country is doing, and they need to be unambiguously positive (eg: KRudd's "sorry" was good, but if you balance it against what he was actually apologizing for, some right cunty stuff, it's not really getting back up to zero.)

I'm struggling to get two.

If that's too tricky, just list some cunt acts that we're responsible for. It turns out to be a lot easier. I'll make it a bit tougher by removing the following obvious stuff:
- concentration camps for refugees
- selling coal to the world
- refusing to act on climate change

(*even though i am using the word cunt a lot, there are no game of thrones spoilers in this post)
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2015-07-03 03:04:42 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Astronomical... ;-)

Astronomical... ;-)___

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2015-07-02 23:05:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Of course we should speak out against child abuse...

Step by step this country is taking the path towards Fascism. Both the government and the "opposition" have passed into law restrictions that should be condemned by decent people everywhere.

Voting for the ALP is as useless as voting for the government. I will not vote Labor again, not until all the dangerous, draconian legislation that they have thus far supported has been repealed. My only voting choices now are strategic and focused toward returning the balance of power in the Senate to the Greens. Labor cannot be trusted to do its job. It is a party of cowards.

Their courage and their integrity humbles me. Of course we should speak out against child abuse, be it in this country or in any country. This is being done in our name and under our flag. That we have allowed it to flourish and continue is a cause for national shame and utter humiliation.

Open letter regarding the Border Force Act 2015

Today the Border Force Act comes into force. It includes provision for a two-year jail sentence for “entrusted persons” such as ourselves if we continue to speak out about the deplorable state of human rights in immigration detention without the express permission of the minister for immigration and border protection. This strengthens the wall of secrecy which prevents proper public scrutiny.

We have advocated, and will continue to advocate, for the health of those for whom we have a duty of care, despite the threats of imprisonment, because standing by and watching sub-standard and harmful care, child abuse and gross violations of human rights is not ethically justifiable.

If we witness child abuse in Australia we are legally obliged to report it to child protection authorities. If we witness child abuse in detention centres, we can go to prison for attempting to advocate for them effectively. Internal reporting mechanisms such as they are have failed to remove children from detention; a situation that is itself recognised as a form of systematic child abuse.

Evidence of the devastating effects of institutional self-protection and blindness to child abuse has been presented before the current royal commission. We are determined not to collude with a system that repeats these same mistakes.

There are currently many issues which constitute a serious threat to the health of those in detention for whom we have a duty of care. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is aware of these problems and has for years failed to address them adequately.

We are aware that in publishing this letter we may be prosecuted under the Border Force Act and we challenge the department to prosecute so that these issues may be discussed in open court and in the full view of the Australian public.

Dr John-Paul Sanggaran, MBBS M.H.Med B.H.Sc, former IHMS medical officer
Dr Richard Kidd, BHB, MBChB, Dip.Obs., FAMA, Deputy Chair AMACGP, former IHMS medical officer
Dr Grant Ferguson, MBBS B.Sc (Hons), former IHMS medical officer
Dr Ben Hew, MBBS B.Sc, former IHMS medical officer
Dr Alison Bleaney, MBchB FRACRRM OBE, former IHMS medical officer
Dr Merrilyn Williams, MBBS, M. (GP Psych) FACRRM, former IHMS medical officer
Dr Ai-Lene Chan, MBBS FRACGP ObsSC MPH&TM, former IHMS medical officer
Dr John Vallentine, MBBS MRCP, former IHMS medical officer
Dr Jill Maxwell, MBBS OAM, former IHMS medical officer
Dr Sally Manuell, MBBS FRACGP, former IHMS medical officer
Prof Bernard Pearn-Rowe, BSc (Hons), MBBS, FAMA, former IHMS medical officer
Tracey Donehue, secondary school teacher
Judith Reen, secondary school coordinator
Jane Willey, former secondary school teacher
Evan Davis, former senior secondary school teacher
Dr Peter Young, MBBS FRANZCP, former IHMS medical director mental health services
Steve Brooker, BSc MA, former IHMS director of mental health services
Dr Rodney Juratowitch, MBBS FRANZCP, former IHMS psychiatrist
Dr Amanda Trenaman, MBBS, FRANZCP, former IHMS psychiatrist
Prof Robert Adler, PhD MBBS, former IHMS psychiatrist
Ryan Essex, BHSc, Grad Dip Psych, BSocSc (Psych), (Hons), MHL, MPH, former IHMS counsellor
James Harris, former case manager and residential youth worker
Toby Gunn, former child and youth recreation officer
Samantha Betts, BA, former child and youth recreation worker
Martin Reusch, former humanitarian worker
Timm Knapp, former humanitarian worker
Amanda Lloyd-Tait, former humanitarian worker
Jennifer Dennis, former humanitarian worker
Amy Marden, former humanitarian worker
Prof David Isaacs, MBBChir MD FRACP FRCPCH, former IHMS paediatrician
Dr Hasantha Gunasekera, MBBS FRACP, former IHMS paediatrician
Alanna Maycock, BN RN, former IHMS paediatric nurse
Prof Louise Newman, MBBS PhD FANZCP AM, former DEHAG consultant IHMS psychiatrist
Dr Micheal Dudley, AM MBBS BD FRANZCP, former DEHAG consultant
Prof Caroline de Costa, PhD MPH MBBS BA FRANZCOG FRCOG, former DEHAG consultant
Viktoria Vibhakar, MSW, LCSW, AASW, former senior child protection and support worker
Ashleigh Millard, former adult case manager and social worker
Jaime O’donovan, former social worker, child protection team
Hamish Tacey, BBehavSc, former unaccompanied minor team leader and refugee assistance program case manager
Serena Hansen, former case manager and residential team leader
Marc Isaacs, BA (Com), BA (Int.S), former recreations manager___Of course we should speak out against child abuse...

Step by step this country is taking the path towards Fascism. Both the government and the "opposition" have passed into law restrictions that should be condemned by decent people everywhere.

Voting for the ALP is as useless as voting for the government. I will not vote Labor again, not until all the dangerous, draconian legislation that they have thus far supported has been repealed. My only voting choices now are strategic and focused toward returning the balance of power in the Senate to the Greens. Labor cannot be trusted to do its job. It is a party of cowards.

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2015-07-02 14:25:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Via +Ed S​

Generate your own Neural Network inspired images with DeepDream

Two weeks ago we blogged about a visualization tool designed to help us understand how neural networks work and what each layer has learned (http://goo.gl/pUfbyH). In addition to gaining some insight on how these networks carry out classification tasks, we found that this process also generated some beautiful art.

Now you can make your own images using an open source IPython notebook, which allows you to choose which layers in the network to enhance, how many iterations to apply and how far to zoom in. Alternatively, different pre-trained networks can be plugged in.

It'll be interesting to see what imagery people are able to generate. If you post images to Google+, Facebook, or Twitter, be sure to tag them with #deepdream so other researchers can check them out too.___Via +Ed S​

2015-07-02 10:31:57 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Why should anyone expect to make money selling software of all things?

Mobile app developers are slowly coming to realise that the apps they write are not worth anything. This shouldn't be controversial but mobile developers have been sold a myth via the app store.

In reality, native apps have no more intrinsic worth than web pages do and web developers stopped trying to sell those forever ago. 

Why should anyone expect to make money selling software of all things?

Mobile app developers are slowly coming to realise that the apps they write are not worth anything. This shouldn't be controversial but mobile developers have been sold a myth via the app store.

In reality, native apps have no more intrinsic worth than web pages do and web developers stopped trying to sell those forever ago. ___

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2015-07-02 10:09:05 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-02 09:24:16 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-02 04:30:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The Internet Revolution

It has been a consistent thesis of mine that the Internet Revolution, which I believe has only just begun, will prove to be in the long run just as transformative as the Industrial Revolution. In other words, it’s not only that we would become more productive; it’s that society as we know it would be fundamentally changed. How, though, hasn’t been entirely clear: if the industrial revolution moved us from subsistence farming in the countryside to factories in cities, where might we go next?

I increasingly believe that it is the sharing economy that is beginning to reveal the answer: a world of commodified trust has significantly less need for much of the infrastructure of modern society, including inefficient sectors like hotels whose primary differentiator is trust, along with the regulatory state dedicated to enforcing that trust. On the other hand,this br... more »

The Internet Revolution

It has been a consistent thesis of mine that the Internet Revolution, which I believe has only just begun, will prove to be in the long run just as transformative as the Industrial Revolution. In other words, it’s not only that we would become more productive; it’s that society as we know it would be fundamentally changed. How, though, hasn’t been entirely clear: if the industrial revolution moved us from subsistence farming in the countryside to factories in cities, where might we go next?

I increasingly believe that it is the sharing economy that is beginning to reveal the answer: a world of commodified trust has significantly less need for much of the infrastructure of modern society, including inefficient sectors like hotels whose primary differentiator is trust, along with the regulatory state dedicated to enforcing that trust. On the other hand, this brave new world has brand new holes through which people can fall: those who have lost trust, or do not have the means to build it. I’m no crazy libertarian; quite the opposite in fact: we need a significantly stronger safety net and a judicial system predicated on arbitration.___

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2015-07-02 03:43:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-02 03:17:34 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

What sort of opposition are we talking about here? A craven, disgusting and worthless opposition led by Bill Shorten, that's what.

I'm not sure what your vision of Australia is, but this certainly isn't mine. What sort of government (and opposition) bans reporting of child abuse? Wouldn't you think they'd be more interested in stopping the abuse than hiding it?___What sort of opposition are we talking about here? A craven, disgusting and worthless opposition led by Bill Shorten, that's what.

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2015-07-01 13:17:27 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Thou shalt honor thy First Amendment
And Satan. Don't forget Satan.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled this morning that the Ten Commandments monument placed on Capitol grounds in 2012 was unconstitutional. The monument will have to be removed, along with the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet monument, placed on the grounds in 2013 as an homage to Satan. What a shame. Where will the children of Oklahoma City go now to worship Satan? 

Thou shalt honor thy First Amendment
And Satan. Don't forget Satan.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled this morning that the Ten Commandments monument placed on Capitol grounds in 2012 was unconstitutional. The monument will have to be removed, along with the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet monument, placed on the grounds in 2013 as an homage to Satan. What a shame. Where will the children of Oklahoma City go now to worship Satan? ___

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2015-07-01 01:43:48 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Actually, I totally believe the questions you got asked about slavery, because I've been on Civil War battlefield tours in the South.

This is a failure of public education that has festered for decades.

h/t +Ben Hibben 

Actually, I totally believe the questions you got asked about slavery, because I've been on Civil War battlefield tours in the South.

This is a failure of public education that has festered for decades.

h/t +Ben Hibben ___

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2015-06-30 23:13:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Start paying attention from the 14th of July onwards.

Start paying attention from the 14th of July onwards.___

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2015-06-30 14:48:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Time for some Kutiman.

Time for some Kutiman.___

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2015-06-30 12:52:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-30 12:12:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Labor cannot be trusted to oppose this government. They wouldn't know a principle if it smacked them in the face.

Yep. Labor, just another Liberal party. -> They've dropped any reference to non-refoulement - the principle which protects refugees from being returned to a country where they face harm - from their draft national platform.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/its-the-principle-that-stops-refugees-from-facing-harm-so-why-is-it-absent-from-labors-platform-20150630-gi12py___Labor cannot be trusted to oppose this government. They wouldn't know a principle if it smacked them in the face.

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2015-06-29 13:33:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance, and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector

http://www.jstor.org/stable/25098864

Via +Sean Carroll 

The Digital Provide: Information (Technology), Market Performance, and Welfare in the South Indian Fisheries Sector

http://www.jstor.org/stable/25098864

Via +Sean Carroll ___

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2015-06-29 13:30:16 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Retail

Wait for it...... LOL___Retail

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2015-06-29 13:20:58 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

If Europe cannot manage even a small problem like Greece, it will fail as a union.

No monetary union can survive without a political union and that union needs to be under democratic control.

___If Europe cannot manage even a small problem like Greece, it will fail as a union.

No monetary union can survive without a political union and that union needs to be under democratic control.

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2015-06-28 21:44:39 (49 comments, 8 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html

Originally via +David Megginson​​ from a long time ago. http://www.mymovieremake.com/breaking-badcanadian-version-healthcare-movie--1128.html___

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2015-06-28 06:10:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

#keepitdown #freebree

#keepitdown #freebree___

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2015-06-28 05:49:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

In case you were unaware, Republicans are fascists.

FTA: "The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body. If we want to save some money lets just get rid of the court."

Translation: I love America so much I want to destroy one of its branches of government. Elect me president!___In case you were unaware, Republicans are fascists.

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2015-06-28 05:47:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In fact the original name for these people was "Liberal".

___In fact the original name for these people was "Liberal".

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2015-06-28 03:31:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Background:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-25/heads-should-roll-at-abc-says-tony-abbott/6572688

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #abcaustralia  

+ABC Australia 

Background:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-25/heads-should-roll-at-abc-says-tony-abbott/6572688

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #abcaustralia  

+ABC Australia ___

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2015-06-28 03:30:12 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

privilege

privilege___

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2015-06-28 01:29:05 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Ha!

+CNN, you dumb motherfuckers.___Ha!

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2015-06-28 00:15:35 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

At OZ Comic Con, Melbourne.

At OZ Comic Con, Melbourne.___

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2015-06-27 09:19:44 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Glenn Greenwald on how big this change is and how much of a shift has happened in public opinion in only a few years.

Today’s Court Ruling, Though Expected, is Still Shocking — Especially for Those Who Grew Up LGBT in the U.S.

Glenn Greenwald on how big this change is and how much of a shift has happened in public opinion in only a few years.

Today’s Court Ruling, Though Expected, is Still Shocking — Especially for Those Who Grew Up LGBT in the U.S.___

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