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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Financial fuckery thread
« on: October 14, 2014, 08:18:10 am »
This one's sneaking by nicely:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29572475

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There are rising concerns in Europe over negotiations to liberalise trade with the United States.

The project, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, aims to remove a wide range of barriers to bilateral commerce.

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In the EU, campaigners say that consumers could be faced with more genetically modified food, hormone treated beef and chicken meat that has been rinsed with chlorine.

Another major concern is the provisions under discussion to enable foreign investors - for example American firms investing in the EU - to sue a host government in some circumstances if they are hit by a change in policy.

The bold is nicely worded. A "hit" from a change in policy could be literally anything. From new minimum wage requirements to regulation changes to taxation to roadworks near the office to whatever. Governments change policies more often that I can count. Any time a new body occupies a post there's policy changes.

Take Education in the UK for example. A large sector that suffers policy changes literally annually if not more frequently. Now consider the potential range of suppliers to the sector. It's extensive. Now consider how many lawsuits you could be looking at from even basic changes. Menu change? Caters sue. Textbook change? Publishers sue. Uniform change? Suppliers sue. Basically everyone will sue everyone sooner or later and they won't have to demonstrate a lot to be able to win.

Yet I'll bet big money on all political parties being for this. I wonder why?

Answer your own questions much? Best democracy money can buy.  :lulz:

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Bring and Brag / Human
« on: October 03, 2014, 11:27:25 pm »
I stand here disconnected
and the visions fall like rain
there's a quiet desperation
flicker knives on feet of shame

You twist my head rejected
whisper solitude insane
I join the revolution
and I ride the crazy train

And the devils bring tomorrow
as the gods steal yesterday
This is not the world we dreamed of
It's the reason humans pray

Your touch ignites my terror
self loathing rears it's head
Fragile silken barbs of will
twist and tear the words you said

See the fool who stands before you
spend your pity on his lies
Drifting consequence of knowledge
as we spit our last goodbyes

And the devils give us feelings
as the gods build fires of hate
We are slaves to our emotions
this is every human's fate

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Bring and Brag / Re: Gold Discordian Sigil Buttons
« on: October 03, 2014, 11:15:24 pm »
What the actual fuck did I just click on?  :argh!:

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I've decided that Russel Brand is the only human being I would ever consider voting for Prime Minister

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Promising development in solar
« on: October 03, 2014, 05:52:36 am »
two-dimensional metallic dielectric photonic crystal

Here was me thinking materials science was all about the nanotubes and the graphene but fuck me there's so much more to it than that!  :eek:

It's also about making transparent aluminum and then immediately making it obsolete.

Materials science is a very broad field, and it's ALL sexy.

Hell yeah! I remember you talking about transparent aluminium and sapphire crystals the size of your head but I never connected the two until now. It was all filed in my head under the label under the label "nanotech" but then I came across a wikipedia article on materials science and mind = blown.  :eek:

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Techmology and Scientism / Promising development in solar
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:57:39 pm »
two-dimensional metallic dielectric photonic crystal

Here was me thinking materials science was all about the nanotubes and the graphene but fuck me there's so much more to it than that!  :eek:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Windows 9.
« on: October 02, 2014, 10:14:17 am »
Desktop might not be dead but it is pissing blood and prone to bouts of memory loss and uncontrollable shaking. M$ core business is server and has been for decades. I'm pretty sure most of the last decade or so OS releases have been trolling people who insist on still buying desktops

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Laws
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:25:58 pm »
Dunno how accurate the info I had was but there was a figure in a doc I watched that about 80% of legal work was "discovery" which is not talking your ass off in court, winning over the jury but poring over documents, accounts, email and shit like that trying to build a case.

This process (80% of the stuff lawyers do) is about to get automated by deep learning systems which can do the job infinitely faster and an order of magnitude more accurately.

100% of lawyers with 20% stuff left to do should be interesting. I'm not thinking techno unemployment (That's call-center staff and burger chefs) more a case of less backlog. What's going to happen to the legal system once the backlog is reduced by 80%?

The lawyers will lobby for even more laws.  Many of them will instead go into politics.

America:  Shoot a programmer today.

I'm thinking more along the lines of the School to Prison Pipeline you guys have going on over there. You could be approaching "peak-prison" where you can't build them fast enough. What happens then? Escape from New York?

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Laws
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:22:33 pm »

This process (80% of the stuff lawyers do) is about to get automated by deep learning systems which can do the job infinitely faster and an order of magnitude more accurately.


:cn:

Like I said, I'm not sure if that 80% thing is accurate. The e-discovery thing is tried and tested database software that's now getting hooked into cognitive systems Like IBM Watson

If you haven't heard of Cognitive yet then here's my tip - It's going to make the information revolution of the last four or five decades look like nothing significant really happened during that period.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Laws
« on: September 30, 2014, 12:34:09 pm »
Dunno how accurate the info I had was but there was a figure in a doc I watched that about 80% of legal work was "discovery" which is not talking your ass off in court, winning over the jury but poring over documents, accounts, email and shit like that trying to build a case.

This process (80% of the stuff lawyers do) is about to get automated by deep learning systems which can do the job infinitely faster and an order of magnitude more accurately.

100% of lawyers with 20% stuff left to do should be interesting. I'm not thinking techno unemployment (That's call-center staff and burger chefs) more a case of less backlog. What's going to happen to the legal system once the backlog is reduced by 80%?

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That's not pain, IT'S WEAKNESS LEAVING YOUR BODY  :lulz:

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Talk about coincidence, I came across the same guy yesterday, surfing for truther shit to freak out my more gullible friends with and from the couple of clips I watched, plus this one I reckon all his stuff prolly runs a similar course of descent into derangement  :lulz:

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Bring and Brag / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: September 19, 2014, 10:29:45 pm »
Dude - a lot of your stuff just goes right over my head but every now and again I feel like our wavelengths sort of intersect and I skirt along the edges of getting where your coming from. When squirmy told him to go fuck himself I started laughing my ass off and it lasted right to the end.

This is not a criticism, btw, the not quite on your wavelength thing. Just in case you were wondering. I actually really like that about you.  :lulz:

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Woo
« on: September 19, 2014, 10:19:05 pm »
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Emoto's work has solid methodology. I believe thoughts are well documented as having significant effect at the quantum level.

I need to be making money from these people!

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I'm probably a mile off but for some reason I got this impression of Portland that it's a town invented by hippies who got lost on the way back from woodstock on account of too much acid and the whole place is constructed of tofu with falafel stucco and stinks of 100 year old patchouli residue.

Like I said - I expect I'm a mile off here but maybe it goes some way toward explaining my complete lack of surprise over the frisbee shop thing  :eek:

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