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Edward McGuire
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Irony:
Problem signature:
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  Application Name: GoogleCrashHandler.exe
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One of those favorite games of mine that nobody will play with me.
 
Happy birthday, Nomic

This month is the 30th anniversary of Nomic, the game of self-modifying rules which I invented in law school and which Douglas Hofstadter published in his June 1982 column in Scientific American.

I wanted to write some kind of retrospective essay on Nomic's 25th anniversary in 2007. For example, I would have talked about how people used Nomic to stimulate artistic creativity, simulate the circulation of money, structure group therapy sessions, train managers, and teach public speaking, legal reasoning, and legislative drafting. I would have talked about the many more people who simply played for fun, including the weird kind of rule-twisting fun dear to programmers, logicians, and lawyers. But I was overstretched and couldn't write it. 

Then I hoped to write the essay on Nomic's 30th anniversary. I would have talked about the difference between "legislation" Nomics and "constitutional convention" Nomics. I would have talked about how some Nomic games send ambassadors to other Nomic games, form federations, and play Meta-Nomic. I would have talked about Nomic revolutions, Nomic coups, and Nomic restorations of popular, player sovereignty. I would have talked about the novel based on a deadly game of Nomic, and the many ideas for Nomic-based TV game shows. I would have talked about a real-life groups using Nomic as their governing charter, including a hippie commune and a Yugoslavian government in exile. Finally, I would have talked about the surprisingly interesting peer-reviewed research on Nomic and some questions in logic, computer science, law, and political philosophy inspired by Nomic. But again I'm overstretched and don't have time to write it.

I'm pretty sure that I'll never write that essay now. I'm running out of round-number anniversaries. But I didn't want to miss this chance to blog a happy birthday to Nomic. 

#nomic #selfref #selfmod  
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+Edward McGuire I may have mentioned this in another thread you commented on, but I just started a new game of nomic using G+ Communities: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115160901424098681673

You are welcome to join us!
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Hey, Fixer! No Fixing! #irony
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Norman! Coordinate!
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There was a study publicized in the last year that showed how we let our self interest influence our ethical decisions. In any disagreement over what's right, there will be conflicting criteria. For example, in a "right to work" argument, one side will cite the freedom of association, the other will cite fairness in bearing the cost of contract negotiation. And the side a person takes is almost always the side that they stand to benefit most from. Does anybody remember the study?
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I very vaguely remember hearing about something like that, but thought it was from longer ago than that. When I tried googling with the keywords you gave, though, what I found was this post of yours. wry grin
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Ronnie Ray-gun? Think socks, when someone pisses their pants...if they piss enough, eventually the socks get wet
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3463 Altamesa Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76133
My spouse brought in her car, that we purchased recently, with a nail in a tire. She did not expect a free repair, but was surprised to be told they could not repair the tire at all because it had an older hole with a competitor's patch over it. They also opened the trunk without permission, apparently to take out and inspect the spare. Then they offered to sell her a set of tires. For ten years I have bought my tires at another DT location (I-20 at Forest Hill), and I will ask there if any of this is standard procedure. If it is, then I will not deal with them any more.
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I am reporting a privacy issue with Google Two-Step Verification to Google through their website. Here is a copy of the report.

“Sometimes Google Two-Step Verification fails to provide Caller ID when delivering codes by phone. When this occurs, the code is not delivered to Google Voice users of call screening.

“Please eliminate this inconsistency in favor of always providing caller ID. Caller ID is necessary for compatibility with Google Voice call screening. Call screening is an important privacy feature.

“I receive my verification calls by phone. Beginning maybe in February,  the call that I received would occasionally have no caller ID (“unknown caller”). When I answered such calls, the other end was silent. No code was read to me. When this occurred, I would have to log in again to get a new call, or enter a bogus verification code several times to force the system to call again with a new code.

“Investigation identified lack of caller ID as the root cause of the problem. The lack of caller ID meant that the call was delayed in Google Voice's call screening process. By the time the call got to me, the verification code had already been read.

“The problem has been intermittent because some calls provide caller ID and some do not. However, it is happening much more often now than it did in February. I fear that as Google rolls out new voice call servers it is configuring them to call without Caller ID, and that ultimately it will be impossible to use Two-Step Verification with Google Voice call screening.”

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For those boycotting Dr Pepper Snapple Group, the list of brand names is:
7-Up
A&W
Canada Dry
Clamato
Country Time
Crush
DejaBlue
Diet Rite
Dr Pepper
Hawaiian Punch
Hires
IBC
Margaritaville
Mott's
Mr & Mrs T
Nantucket Nectars
Orangina
Penafiel
RC
ReaLemon
Rose's
Schweppes
Snapple
Squirt
Stewart's
Sun Drop
Sunkist
Venom
Vernors
Welch's
Yoo-Hoo
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I had to look up the story behind this.

I examined the list, but did not find a single product I could boycott, since I do not use any of them anyway.
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I grew up in Michigan, Texas, and Iowa. I live in Texas with my mate and daughter. We maintain a house and garden. I am a business manager, bookkeeper, graphic artist, and treasurer. I labor to raise money for the elementary school. I have been a paperboy, gas jockey, dishwasher, instructor, computer operator, data entry clerk, technician, programmer, systems manager, systems architect, and consultant. I compose and perform music, I write, and I act.
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My spouse brought in her car, that we purchased recently, with a nail in a tire. She did not expect a free repair, but was surprised to be told they could not repair the tire at all because it had an older hole with a competitor's patch over it. They also opened the trunk without permission, apparently to take out and inspect the spare. Then they offered to sell her a set of tires. For ten years I have bought my tires at another DT location (I-20 at Forest Hill), and I will ask there if any of this is standard procedure. If it is, then I will not deal with them any more.
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