Saturday, February 7, 2015

tweets

http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-to-detail-nearly-4-trillion-budget-for-fiscal-2016-1422874801


#Israel arrests more than 40 ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting compulsory military service. http://t.co/bsvhOUJdOw

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ASE/status/562427024384741377


A young person shares his frustrations with our oppressive, irrelevant, and inhumane school system.https://t.co/whSrOXi8Sd

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More noise than signal:Micah Sifry on the Internet as a platform for democratic engagement @immimedia @newinthttp://t.co/bfTDd5bZZP @Mlsif

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http://nativewarriors.net/police-killing-of-unarmed-native-american-continues-to-receive-little-media-attention.html


"Democracy @ touch of a button?" Great film by @piamancini, very http://t.co/cnHX4rGcIp https://t.co/yhtIK9Wipe v @jmguerrera @iankatz1000

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.@thelindywest's piece on @ThisAmerLife is required listening, but this Guardian piece by her is excellent, too:http://t.co/83G9gkiBgm

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/562604846994694144



Lessig (@lessig)

2/2/15 9:55 AM
This is why Piketty matters: Davos and the real story about economists and the 1 percent - Salon.com ow.ly/IjbOr


Go eero, go! Blanket your home in  fast, reliable WiFi. http://t.co/zedQX84GWT via @imchauncey on @ProductHunthttp://t.co/h3mOrSI5AD

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What if the real Uber-killer were owned by nobody? Meet Zooz: Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative (via @Shareable)http://t.co/aTyZwqY0fT

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Visibility: @WhiteHouse open sources budget data @github @VentureBeat @lesamitchell @mbauwens @meedabyte @digitalarun http://t.co/7V0XtK41U4

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MUST READ: 'Anarchism Without Adjectives' by @KevinCarson1 http://t.co/mklHzXJoaS

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we need to spend less time like Thomas More drafting out all the details of a future libertarian utopia, right down to the food and architecture, and spend more time talking to our neighbors and figuring out ways of cooperating and getting along without the state telling us what to do.


Truly beautiful piece about (very personal) challenges in making connections between Americans and Nigerians:https://t.co/zp5ZotEr8o

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/562812388001734657



http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/03/society-consumerism-support?CMP=share_btn_fb

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 new models for urban living based on sharing rather than competitive consumption: 


What does the future hold for bus terminals in the U.S.? http://t.co/3GYPsmghRp http://t.co/aqwWTDqnHg

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Jason Silva (@JasonSilva)

2/4/15 6:55 AM
"the ability to create new explanations is the unique, morally & intellectually significant functionality of people"aeon.co/magazine/techn…

‘it ain’t what we don’t know that causes trouble, it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so’ (and if you know that sage was Mark Twain, then what you know ain’t so either).

Yet that would have achieved nothing except an increase in the error rate, due to increased numbers of glitches in the more complex machinery. Similarly, the humans, given different instructions but no hardware changes, would have been capable of emulating every detail of the

what if increase error is needed

Similarly, the humans, given different instructions but no hardware changes, would have been capable of emulating every detail of the Difference Engine’s method — and doing so would have been just as perverse. It would not have copied the Engine’s main advantage, its accuracy, which was due to hardware not software. I

again... not human.. no?

Experiencing boredom was one of many cognitive tasks at which the Difference Engine would have been hopelessly inferior to humans

Nor was it capable of knowing or proving, as Babbage did, that the two algorithms would give identical results if executed accurately. Still less was it capable of wanting, as he did, to benefit seafarers and humankind in general. 

But it is the other camp’s basic mistake that is responsible for the lack of progress. It was a failure to recognise that what distinguishes human brains from all other physical systems is qualitatively different from all other functionalities, and cannot be specified in the way that all other attributes of computer programs can be. It cannot be programmed by any of the techniques that suffice for writing any other type of program. Nor can it be achieved merely by improving their performance at tasks that they currently do perform, no matter by how muc

could I have ‘extrapolated’ that there would be such a sharp departure from an unbroken pattern of experiences, and that a never-yet-observed process (the 17,000-year interval) would follow? Because it is simply not true that knowledge comes from extrapolating repeated observations. Nor is it true that ‘the future is like the past’, in any sense that one could detect in advance without already knowing the explanation. The future is actually unlike the past in most ways



Thrilled to see @davidgraeber's UTOPIA OF RULES on @flavorwire's excellent list of 10 Must Read Books for February.http://t.co/fit8jzfZfI

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/markkrotov/status/563004977296449537




George Por: From Integral Mindfulness to Collective Intelligence to Collective Sentience | P2P Foundationhttp://t.co/fJ3yFuDiTD

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/563032085024501762


.@IOL .@Nontando58 Gr8 article on SA #autistic artist Shane. His dive into writing/art from movies is very like Owen!http://t.co/b7ZOXWN2si

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http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/neil-young-and-jimmy-fallons-neil-young-perform-old-man-together-20150204


http://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/titles/free_download/9780262518246_Learning_at_NotSchool.pdf



A Canadian town tested the idea of giving everyone free money:
http://t.co/g5EO0iWsgh http://t.co/92NBsKKrQt

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/motherboard/status/563175693672935424


"Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up" @SirKenRobinson introduces forthcoming book, "Creative Schools"https://t.co/MVeQhc5duI

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ChrisThinnes/status/563220504094318592


exciting to see mayors in the U.S. embrace worker cooperatives: http://t.co/DJtZLs9bTJ #truenorth

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/alexaclay/status/563334183406555136


As an adult, I've also seen perfectionism for the demon that it is. The most beautiful things are often the product of chaos.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/563490672603185152


http://originalpeople.org/army-secret-chemical-testing-poor-black-st-louis-neighborhoods-1950s-60s/


"Scotland plans radical land reforms" http://t.co/DzOXKaK4jJ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/edgeryders/status/563755855796260864


Public defending social property/commons against state "privatization" | P2P Foundation http://t.co/To929xhXBV

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/563928183385636864


Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons - Doc Next Network http://t.co/IbBeL7y7U1

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/563955690868580352


Alberta announces plan to end youth #homelessness #cdnpoli http://t.co/UtZ0jNR6Oi

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VERY USEFUL VOCABULARY. http://t.co/qvfErjygST

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JeffSpeckAICP/status/564060665023705089