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Alfred Differ
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Finishing piece on a long effort regarding the resource optimization problem and how it connects to human markets of all types. I'll pull them all together as a single essay, brush them up, and cover the seams one day and call the project complete.

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Surveillance Limitation as a Necessity for Freedom
I've been watching the social debate over the last few weeks regarding the NSA and their scooping up of phone conversation data. This is about the details of what the NSA does that Edward Snowden revealed when he released classified information. I have a nu...

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The Sugar Plum Fairy finishes another half marathon. 8)
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2013-12-08
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What Humans Do Best - Part 4

A little summarizing and then I try to flip the problem around to 'explain' why we do central planning even though it can't work well and how it leads to an alternate approach in unstable communities. I'm pontificating a bit at the end, of course, but I think there is good evidence to back my opinion.

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Picking up where I left off a number of months ago now that I'm feeling better. Basically, I'm scratching an itch associated with an economics problem that overlaps my experience in mathematics and my work as a software engineer. I'm looking at a problem associated with process automation and why people resist automation of certain aspects of their lives. I'm also looking at whether or not some members of this problem class are actually more solvable by humans than by computers because that would make them ideal candidates for training classes for people who want to remain relevant as the world changes around them.

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Tried again to upgrade the memory on my 2008 MacBook. This time I went to the Apple store and got one of them to point to the correct product and explain how they came to the decision on which RAM I should get. After that I went home, ordered it online and waited. The RAM arrived today (neat how you can track this stuff through the postal system) and I installed it. 2GB .> 6GB and I can see I'm not paging stuff out to the hard drive yet.

The old memory shows corrosion signs from when the first battery failed and expanded. No doubt the board inside the case is a mess from the out-gassing. I suppose I should try to do something about that, but I'm not sure what yet.
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MacBook Brain Surgery
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NewSpace Business plan winner trying to deposit the check. 8)
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Somewhat better than my previous rat's nest/fire hazard. I also swapped out the lighting on my desk for spot LED's so my space isn't heated while it is lit. Half my desk is now usable again. 8)
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Mr SideEffects is ready for Halloween. 8)
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For those who like a little more meat with the potatoes.

The EPR entanglement stuff is a little light, but at least they mention it. 8)
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