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Not directly related to this, but it struck me, is we don't need more laws. We already have laws in place that say, basically if you cause another harm you are responsible for that harm and must make amends.

It is a classic, especially liberal, bureaucratic, governmental reaction but not necessary.

Simplification is a plus here. If we simply teach and enforce the principle that if you do something to cause injury, loss or harm to another then you need to make amends to that person. Period.
If their actions amplified the harm or loss than that can be a mitigating factor in the damages, adjusting proportionally.

Further if your harm was caused intentionally then damages may be higher (treble) due to your harmful intent.

If everyone memorized that and acted accordingly then all would be better off. 

The knee jerk reaction to further regulate is not only not necessary but simply add bureaucracy, costs and inefficiencies to our societal systems.
The number of cases in the Bronx rose to 86 on Tuesday, though Mayor Bill de Blasio said the pace of the outbreak had slowed.
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A timeless msg worth visiting again and again.
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
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Here is what the largest ski resort in North America now looks like - the (new) Park City Ski Resort... combining Park City Mountain Resort with the Canyons into one mega resort.

http://www.parkcitymountain.com/~/media/park%20city/pdfs/1516_pc_trailmap_web.ashx
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Enjoy... pure joy.

What does the human voice sound like... blend a 1000 voices... :-)
 
YESSSSSSSS === SING IT for me, well for #FRIDAY  

..and, I'm LOOKING FOR THE SKY TO SAVE ME!
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Imminent Game Changing moment...
 
Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk 
- Almost ready to release highway autosteer and parallel autopark software update
- Final corner case is dealing with low contrast lane markings (faded white on grey concrete) while driving into the sun at dusk
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/627040381729906688
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/627040639553830912
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Want to better understand investing, read about John Bogle.
He's the force behind index funds and Vanguard, arguably the best brokerage firm for individuals (Fidelity is very good as well, with some good online tools).

In short his principal, and now many, many others, is to buy a diversified (mix) portfolio of companies and hold them. A nuance on that is to by an index of the top companies and hold that. his can be done nowadays very easily by simply buying, and holding, an index fund like one that emulates the S&P 500. 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-99-of-trading-is-pointless-john-bogle-2015-07-30
The Vanguard head says that $32 trillion dollars changes hands a year with little difference in terms of losses or gains, with the ones charging for the trades making the money, so what is the best thing for an investor to do?
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Some disturbing trends in the governments clash with their insatiable desire to be able to see into our lives and our natural desire (and right) to privacy.

Some in the administration are hinting that to offer end to end encryption may be aiding and abetting terrorism, a very serious charge.

The issue isn't in the encryption but in a far, far to aggressive definition of aiding and abetting. A straightforward commonsensical reality check would be to apply an intent criteria, was the int3nt of the actions which may help another intended to aid their illegal activity. Providing encrypted technology isn't intended to aid criminal activity, it's an outcome - just as a car can be used as a getaway vehicle.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/30/obama-administration-war-apple-google-just-got-uglier/
The Obama administration's intimidation campaign got a boost when a friendly blog raised the prospect of Apple being found liable for providing material support to a terrorist.
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Interesting story and knowledge about Uranium and its uses in power and weapons. Some fascinating insights and good storytelling.

Definately worth watching... 
Watch Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail videos on demand. Stream full episodes online. Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. It is an element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future and will exist lo...
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Very cool!
 
Milestone crossed! Fewer than 5000 votes needed to get +LEGO to produce an official model of +CERN's Large Hadron Collider!

If you're interested in making this happen, cast your vote at #LEGOideas : https://ideas.lego.com/projects/94885

Read about the project at http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2015/02/build-your-own-tiny-lego-lhc
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Drone technology getting better, easier and cheaper...
Good idea?

We'll be seeing more and more of this... I hope NOT to see a hundred of these things following people noisily around the ski resort this summer (I know FWP).
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Yes. I've been keeping an eye on this one. No pun intended!
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Great point....

This is a classic Cartesian mode of thinking which, over simplifying, thinks of a system as simply as its parts and from that you can synthesize mechanistically how a system works.

But complex systems are more than simply their parts, the sum of the parts impart a greater than the whole complexity we see manifest as meta properties or emergent properties that don't exist in the individual parts.

Further, systems theories understand there is a non-deterministic nature to these emergent properties, ideas like the classic butterfly effect, whereby complex systems are highly dependent and affected by state conditions. As the many variables change wholly different behaviours seemingly randomly appear. In essence basically any possible emergent behavior that is possible can be expected at some point. The best we can do is apply statistical theory to the probabilities of certain behaviors... but at some point anything than can happen, will.

So something like trying to find a model of social behavior is simply asking the wrong question. What they will find is, as noted, anth behavior that is possible will occur at from a deterministic (mathematical) perspective appear at random. Only a probabilistic model, a systems model, can understand these meta behaviors of complex systems and thus give us some estimation of not just what might happen but the range of possibilities of what will happen.
 
Big Data, Neo-Behavioralism, and the Mathematics of Human Relationships

Zuckerberg:
"I’m also curious about whether there is a fundamental mathematical law underlying human social relationships that governs the balance of who and what we all care about. I bet there is."

Nicholas Carr:
It’s not hard to understand the source of Zuckerberg’s misperception. Human beings, like ants or chickens, share a certain bundle of tendencies, a certain nature, and if you analyze our behavior statistically that nature will evidence itself in mathematical regularities. Zuckerberg is hardly the first to confuse the measurement of a phenomenon with the cause of the phenomenon. If some amount of data reveals a pattern, then, surely, more data will reveal “a fundamental mathematical law.”

Is there really an algorithmic explanation for the cause of our behavior; is that the way things actually work inside us, or is it just something we reflect back to ourselves when we look at ourselves with our computational tools?

More:
The New Behavioralism
http://www.roughtype.com/?p=6376
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Indeed... and re-emphasizing thinking about complex systems, merging your ideas and systems theories moves us measurably towards a great understanding!
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One lesson that all ought to agree on is the consequences of trying to 'manage' a free market economy, where consumers have choice, often and perhaps assuredly will have unintended consequences. Much like squeezing a balloon... pinch one area and all you really do is push out another.
Governments trying to micro-manage a complex system like the economy is a fool's errand. Rather, they should focus on basic fundamental principles and policies that are broad and equitable - like a flat/VAT tax system, for example, to raise revenue.
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Was it Friedman or Rothbard who said to judge a system by its results and not it's intentions? Case in point right here.
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    Principle, 2015 - present
  • ACORD
    Standards Director, 2010 - 2014
  • Insured Retirement Institue
    Director, Facilitator, Standards Developer, 2010
  • Executive Insurance Agency, LifeLink, Allfinanz, ACORD, BlueFrog
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    VP Product Deveopment
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