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"The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice."

"...Germany is really the single best example of a country that, throughout its history, has never repaid its external debt. Neither after the First nor the Second World War. However, it has frequently made other nations pay up, such as after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, when it demanded massive reparations from France and indeed received them. The French state suffered for decades under this debt."
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Slush 2015 Registration now open

"Slush is the focal point for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2014, Slush brought together over 14.000 attendees and more than 3500 companies for the two-day event. More than 750 investors came to Helsinki to meet startups in nearly 3.800 pre-booked meetings. Next Slush will take place in Helsinki on November 11-12th, 2015.

Slush is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and music festival organizers. Although Slush has grown from a 300-person event to become one of the leading events of its kind in the world, the philosophy behind it has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward..."

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/1RdbGwx

#Slush #Helsinki #Startups #Finland
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An extract from The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy by Yanis Varoufakis
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Proof Key for Code Exchange by OAuth Public Clients
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>> OAuth 2.0 public clients utilizing the Authorization Code Grant are susceptible to the authorization code interception attack. This specification describes the attack as well as a technique to mitigate against the threat. <<
[Docs] [txt|pdf|xml|html] [Tracker] [WG] [Email] [Diff1] [Diff2] [Nits] Versions: (draft-sakimura-oauth-tcse) 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 OAuth Working Group N. Sakimura, Ed. Internet-Draft Nomura Research Institute Intended status: Standards Track J. Bradley Expires: January 6, ...
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Thanks to a "problem" with an upgrade that applies a new rule, some Bitcoin mining pools (namely, those that don't usually wait to validate their money) have been generating invalid data blocks.
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For my birthday, I would like to have a quill pen and a bottle of ink made with blood of this chicken for writing a piece of comedy on Monday morning, September 28th, this year.

#BlackHumour
 

"Black is not an uncommon color in the animal world; bears are black, gorillas are black, there are breeds of dogs and cats that are black. But this Indonesian chicken breed known as Ayam Cemani takes ‘black’ into an entirely different realm. The black color of Ayam Cemani is not limited to its feathers – the color is all over and even on the inside. Everything about this chicken is black – skin, beak, plume, tongue, legs, toe nails, even its meat, bones, and organs."

Now they just need to breed an orange chicken, and my Halloween is complete.

#TIL

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If someone is wondering about the date, it is the next total lunar eclipse in Helsinki.
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Remember that anti-democratic forces actively fund divisive lobbying. The goal of negativity is to psychologically manipulate you to give up. Let's make voting a positive experience together!
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+Sakari Maaranen - I can live with that (dropping the rules for emotional reasons).  However, that was not my point (on a single issue/argument).  My point was that the whole system is fatally logically flawed, and that any critiques that don't start with that are likely flawed.  You can't get good decisions from this system, other than by chance, because decisions require analytical reasoning.

Each party in this quasi-single party dictatorship plays off this fallacy, and simply focuses on staying in power, and making money for themselves, and their closest (and also powerful) supporters.  Every agreement is bartered as an exchange of self-interests --and each time, it is the populous that loses, regardless of their political affiliation.  The information they put out, that supposedly stands for their purpose, is all biased, lies, or normally wrong/incomplete/asymmetric.  This is the only explanation for why they still have a small percent of the public counted as supporters.

Both of them heartily represent the old Industrial Age paradigm, which has long passed its usefulness, and long been exposed as invalid today.  They are griping their last footholds, and it won't matter which of them has a majority in office when the the shit hits the fan.

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Today, 10 years ago, the European parliament rejected the Software Patent directive. http://06072005.eu/software-patents-directive

On July 6th, 2005, the proposal was finally rejected by an overwhelming majority of 648 votes vs 14 and Michel Rocard commented :

"There is a collective and unanimous anger on the part of the entire Parliament at the unacceptable way it has been treated by the Commission and the Council. A total and cynical contempt for the choices made by Parliament at first reading. A total absence of any consultation by the Commission in drafting the text for the second reading. Repeated attempts even to stop discussions between Governments within the Council itself. As a matter of principle, this is scandalous enough. The crisis in Europe today has a lot to do with the deficit of democracy, an area where the Council has an overwhelming responsibility, as it has proved amply on this issue. Let us hope that this rejection is a lesson to it ! "
Whereas the development of the digital industry raised the issue of software legal protection, it did not take much time for most of national lawmakers to agree on the fact that due to software original nature, ie. a set of instructions presented just as a musical partition, copyright was the ...
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In only three years there will be enough fossil fuel-burning stuff—cars, homes, factories, power plants, etc.—built to blow through our carbon budget for a 2...
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Sad but true . . . . .unless we get a song commitment to phase out fossil fuels at the 2015 Climate Change summit in Paris

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Congratulations Greece. You are now free to set the course of your own future. Thank you for again showing example of what #democracy means.
Counting is underway after millions of Greeks have voted on a bailout package that EU leaders have framed as a referendum on membership of the Euro
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Maybe they didn't have enough play cash +Andres Soolo​...

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Another:
https://plus.google.com/118423812821715045838/posts/7S6SDGdRS92

In future our dependence on mobile computing is going to increase, not decrease. We should be able to adapt culturally though, so that it doesn't form barriers.
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Have you checked out my Collections yet? You can subscribe to more content and notifications there.

I'm maintaining this profile for my personal amusement and as a part of my lifelong learning experience. I rarely post about my professional topics of systems analysis, software development and related processes here. It is my policy to respect the privacy of my clients. The opinions presented here are my own and not those of my employer or clients. If you need my professional profile, please request my CV and make an appointment.

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Feel free to circle meif you value the diversity of our approaches to the connectedness of alland to engage any topics you may find interesting. I greatly enjoy exploring multiple angles to the same issues, so please don't hesitate even if you respectfully disagree with something I wrote. I regularly check my opinions and in some cases maintain several competing views, especially with complicated real life matters.

Due to increasingly frequent trolling and spam, I no longer allow commenting on my posts except for people in my extended circles. If you like, I'm happy to add you to my circles.

Blocking policy: I may block accounts based on intuition and without warning, even before they comment on my posts. Typical reasons include without limitation: hubris, vainglory, domineering, derision, woo-woo, misrepresentation, distortion, smoke, spam, low S/N ratio, etc. If you believe that you may have been blocked by accident, feel free to contact me via some other means and discuss the matter (except if you feel like arguing, then don't bother).


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My sarcasm is like a semitertian fever. The quotidian paroxysm is fairly tolerable, but the tertian intermittent can develop inflammatory responses.

I am the only member, a student, of my school of Zen. If you want to join my school, you are welcome. Go found your own.

The tree of life grows to explore all possibilities, like an analysis of its environment. Some of its threads grow back on and around itself and it finds itself in its environment. It asks the question: Is it possible for me to live here with myself getting in my way.


Natural conservatism

All forms of organisation are prone to corruption, which is defined by the focus shifting from the purpose of the organisation (or its niche) entirely to its self-promotion.

Healthy self-interest is about conservation and relaxed growth of one's identity as a part of the cultural and evolutionary diversity, respecting others. This keeps all the doors open into the future via as many alternative routes as possible. That describes the resilient framework provided by biodiversity from the tiniest of unicellular organisms to the complex societies of advanced species and everything in between these levels in the tree of life.

Corruption is analogous to cancerous behavior anywhere in that complex system.


Technological singularity

If our imagination was the ultimate goal, then perhaps life is destined to produce a species that will conquer its local environment, turning it into an artificial technological model of its own imagination, serving its own needs alone. Having replaced the environment that produced its self, it finds itself alone in the local space. Eventually its emotional identity withers away as it was originally developed for the purposes of thriving in the environment of other forms of life that gave birth to it via evolution. Now that the machine is alone and without any remaining identity to serve, it will conclude that it might as well shut itself down. It will produce a final monument to the identity it used to have and install a black monolith on the Moon.
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