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Presidential Race: when the Establishment breeds families of ever more ruthless narcissistic sociopaths, e.g. Clintons, Bushes, Kennedys
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A ruler from the outgroup is intolerable. It is essential that a ruler from our ingroup should rule over the outgroup at any price.
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Elections for which wing of the Establishment can garner the greatest number of sheeple to vote for its awful leader.
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The French government will spend a billion euros on creating a "sovereign OS". Why not instead just licence RedStar OS from North Korea and rebrand it HexagOS?

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Daniel A. Nagy notes: "Because spending a billion euros is not a means but an end."

I reply with these quotes:

In reviewing the history of the English Government, its wars and its taxes, a bystander, not blinded by prejudice nor warped by interest, would declare that taxes were not raised to carry on wars, but that wars were raised to carry on taxes. — Thomas Paine, "Rights of Man"

In reviewing the history of the French Government, its operating systems and its taxes, a bystander, not blinded by prejudice nor warped by interest, would declare that taxes were not raised to carry on operating systems, but that operating systems were raised to carry on taxes. — Faré
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"From Creationism to Evolutionism in Computer Programming", including "Better Stories, Better Languages" http://j.mp/FCtEiCP My previous LispNYC talk. Note my co-presenter around 00:59:20.

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Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right. — H. L. Mencken
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Today, I finished Paul Rosenberg's "Production vs Plunder". It's the book Bastiat once wished were written, about the History of Plunder. It's also the foundational book of the science Asimov once anticipated, Psycho-History. It relates the religion and internal life of individuals to the large-scale evolution of civilizations. A classic.

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Platforms not Applications http://j.mp/PlatformsNotApps … A different way of factoring software development, technically but also economically
My previous discussion with Ngnghm left me baffled: I could somehow understand that Houyhnhnm computing doesn't have the concept of an Operating System Kernel; and I could vaguely guess how each of several aspects of a Human kernel could have correspondin...
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Are all languages equivalent for writing secure software? Well, no security advisory was ever issued for software written in INTERCAL…

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Tosca at the NYCO Renaissance http://j.mp/nycotosca Two more days left to see it. I rate it 95%. E Rido Ancor! E Rido Ancor!

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I'll be speaking about @ngnghm at @LispNYC on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 http://www.meetup.com/LispNYC/events/224215944/

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—Who are you?
—Who am I? Good question. Can I ever know who I am? Yet who else might better know? Maybe my mom when I was a…
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Inter-Process Communication http://j.mp/HouyhnhnmIPC Implicit vs Explicit, With our Without Meta-level support, Copy-Paste, Sandboxing
In our discussion about the difference between Human applications and their Houyhnhnm counterparts, I was intrigued by claims Ngnghm made that communication was much easier between activities of a Houyhnhnm computing system than between applications of a ...
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Trop complexe pour moi, bon travail.
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Here from 2004 is my post on the lessons of the first thanksgiving. It’s one of the ironies of American history that when the Pilgrims first

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Congress: Trading Stock on Inside Information. November 14th, 2011. Via: CBS: Washington, DC is a town that runs on inside information – but

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Overcoming Bias : Trillions At War
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I wrote this text in French for a rare French-speaking libertarian book project, "La main invisible", to be published next year. I couldn't

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