Saturday, November 05, 2016

Now It's a Cyber Avalanche: The One Extremist Who Got Away First

Walking ze talk with the wise man on that glorious Day yesterday we covered observations about human behaviour in particular as individuals we tend to judge others by their action, however when it comes to our very own judgements we tend to focus on our intentions rather than our behaviour that others can see ...

BC's creative suggestion was noted and in the inbox was a link to this story:
"According to Lydon, podcasting should be “about more than hit shows, storytelling, more than a commercial gold rush. Especially in this Trump-Clinton debacle, we need a public language that means something, that’s credible.” When almost all of us are now walking around with the technology to record, upload and distribute our own voices to the internet sitting in our pocket, isn’t Lydon worried that the world of podcasting will become a Tower of Babel, with everybody shouting and nobody listening?"Podcasting was about people speaking up in a time of traditional media oblivion.”
“At the beginning we used to say, ‘Every man, woman and child a broadcaster, a publisher.’ We couldn’t stand it if everybody was talking at the same time. But there’s that quote from Saint Augustine: God is a circle whose centre is nowhere and whose circumference is everywhere. Podcasting is kind of like that; anyone who strikes a resonant note may be heard anywhere, and if it’s a great resonant note it might be heard everywhere.”‘I felt like Morse tapping his first code’ – the man who invented the podcast The Guardian

Adobe is working on an audio app that lets you add words someone never said The Verge

Career Corner. Survey: Millennials Most Likely to Waste Time Talking Politics (Caleb Newquist, Going Concern). “So, who’s to blame for all this animosity and wasted time? Yep, everyone under 35!”

The story of social decay ... In June, a Yale Law School graduate and Silicon Valley executive born in the backwater Appalachian region published a book about the white working class in America. Titled Hillbilly Elegy, the book could not have come at a more fortuitous time ..

J.D. Vance on social decay.  And a poker champ on the tells of Clinton and Trump

The world is now flooded with insecure "smart" devices thanks to the simultaneous rise of dirt-cheap wireless modules, and the availability of free Kickstarter and Indiegogo money to fund even the most ridiculous ideas. So expect things to get worse before they get better:  In the video above you can see the lights being hacked to signal SOS repeatedly in Morse Code   Watch a drone hack a room of smart light bulbs from outside

This Is the New Version of Sense, the Gorgeous Little Ball That Helps YouSleep Better ;-)

             He wanted the revolution—like the world—to be innocent, when it had never been ...

I was nosing around Deeoblog the other day when I stumbled across this story on entrepreneurship that will create the jobs of the future:

We use a unique horse-­assisted leadership experience to help your group create a profound sense of trust, safety, honest communication, authentic connection, and purpose-driven action.
The Circle Up Experience brings together teams [of people] and horses because these majestic animals [presumably the latter] exemplify balanced and shared leadership. This style of leadership creates stability, trust, and the freedom to communicate while valuing the strengths of each individual member and their unique leadership roles within a dynamic and flexible herd[human]-like environment.
  Natural Leadership for Human Herds

ABC: Tensions flare among hardline islamists ...
Is this the firstish step towards Sarajevo events of 1914 ... Governors instead of Archdukes - Times of Cold and Hot Wars v Freezing Peace Demonstrators sang: "Hang Ahok, Hang Ahok, do it now" – to the tune of a popular birthday song urging that the cake be cut now.
 "Arrest and try Ahok and his cronies dead or alive" as Koran verses are allegedly not 
deceiving ...  Some Islamic groups had urged voters not to re-elect Ahok on the basis of verse 51 from the fifth sura or chapter of the Koran, al-Ma'ida, which some interpret as prohibiting Muslims from living under the leadership of a non-Muslim.

The rally, spearheaded by the militant Islamic Defenders Front, came about because Muslim hardliners want Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, widely known as Ahok, to be jailed for allegedly insulting the Koran The snowflake of an avalanche: Christian Governor Ahok ... ( President Jokowi, who will this weekend travel to Australia, spent the day working as usual. Trust between Indonesia and Australia has been restored, says Jokowi )

In a joint study with Cambridge University, the Lloyd's insurance giant has found out of 301 global cities, Sydney ranks 12th in terms cyber attack exposure with $4.86 billion of economic growth at risk Sydney ranks world's 12th in cyber attack exposure

ATO fumes after cyber criminals attack myGov portal during last days of Tax Time 2016 

There are new things you have to do now to publicize your work. This is something that most publicists, I fear, may not understand. But one of my former Juilliard students provides a good example of what needs to happen now Instead of publicity

11 incredible facts about lemurs Mother Nature Network
Sing to Me Real Life. Now we know who’s to blame for karaoke

“A new security survey from Accenture finds that in the past twelve months, roughly one in three targeted attacks resulted in an actual security breach, which equates to two to three effective attacks per month for the average company. Still, a majority of security executives (75 percent) surveyed are confident in their ability to protect their enterprises from cyberattacks. In the report titled Building Confidence: Facing the Cybersecurity Conundrum, Accenture surveyed 2,000 enterprise security practitioners representing companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more in 15 countries about their perceptions of cyber risks, the effectiveness of current security efforts and the adequacy of existing investments. The 

Data Transparency 2016, the fourth annual policy conference hosted by the Data Foundation in September 2016, was a significant step forward for the open data movement in the United States. Over 1,000 government, nonprofit, and industry leaders came together to learn about developments in the field, share best practices, and work toward a future in which more open government data will bring better management and oversight, increased private innovation and competition, and a better basis for shared decision-making ...

“In this unprecedented exploration of 100 photographs that shaped the human experience, TIME goes behind each spectacular image to reveal how and why it changed the course of history. Visit the complete multimedia experience on Nov. 17th at

Unlike the U.S., China is full of large, state-owned enterprises. That gives the Chinese government the ability to manipulate a large stock of asset wealth. The U.S. government is more dependent on flows of revenue from taxation and the private sector. Why has it taken so long for a China crash to arrive?

Hong Kong money laundering and terrorism financing reports hit record high SCMP

YPFS Systemic Risk Blog – This is a link blog with an expert focus on reports, papers, financial news, blogs and journals from around the world. Some of the sources require subscription access

Many things in life – oh so many more than we think – can never be explained at all

·        Data Literacy, Product Design and the Many-Faced God

“Is Trump a fluke?” asks Kauffman, or is he “a bell in the night pealing for an America that minds its own business … that believes there was and is a country somewhere underneath the carapace of Empire?” Actually, the sentence I’m quoting is much longer, but you get the idea. Kauffman’s answer is: “Damned if I know.” 
America First!’ Is Current Again | The American Conservative

FT endorsement: For all her weaknesses, Clinton is the best hopeFinancial Times. Surprising amount of opposition in the comments section (as in lots) given reader demographics. And the US is now the FT’s biggest market. 

The anonymity of bitcoin gained it myriad adherents among anarchists and drug dealers around the world. Now, though, it’s looking like the digital currency isn’t quite anonymous enough.
Consider the sudden popularity of Zcash and Monero, two new cryptocurrencies that offer confidential transactions. When Zcash first became available last week, demand was so strong that its founders temporarily became paper billionaires. Monero rose to fame after a popular marketplace in the dark web -- the portion of the internet where people sell everything from guns to hacking tools -- added it as a payment option. Here’s a chart from showing the value of a Zcash currency unit

Study Finds Shark Fins & Meat Contain High Levels of Neurotoxins Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease University of Miami 

Richard Phillips, On Revenues and Referenda: Marijuana Legalization and Taxation Initiatives (Tax Justice Blog). “Here’s a breakdown of each state’s ballot initiative, including the potential plan to tax marijuana and what level of revenues these states could expect to collect:”

If Beijing can claim South China Sea, US can call Pacific ‘American Sea’, says Clinton in leaked speech South China Morning Post

Britain to send hundreds more troops close to Russia border in largest deployment since Cold War Telegraph

The pen is mightier than the sword" is a metonymic adage ...

7-Eleven, domestic and sexual slavery on top of migrant taskforce hit list 

Sure Artificially Intelligent Machines Will Learn. But How Will We Make Them Accountable?

The opacity of machine learning isn’t just an academic problem. More and more places use the technology for everything from image recognition to medical diagnoses. All that decision­making is, by definition, unknowable—and that makes ­people uneasy. My friend Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist, warns about “Moore’s law plus inscrutability.” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says we need “algorithmic accountability.”


YouTube has restricted Kim Strassel’s PragerU short course on The Intimidation Game. It’s almost like they want to prove her point

Microsoft Blog: ” From the election of Pope Francis to the passing of Nelson Mandela to Miley Cyrus’ MTV #twerk heard ’round the world, 2013 was full of big headlines and viral hits. Yet The New York Times’ top story of the year was the humble result of a vocabulary survey of 350,000 randomly selected Americans conducted by a then-intern at the paper. Instead of presenting these findings in a written article, “How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk” achieved breakout success as an interactive data visualization. It asked readers 25 questions such as “How would you address a group of two or more people?” or “How do you pronounce ‘aunt’?” and then heat-mapped their responses to the most similar regional dialect in the U.S. The interactivity and colorful visuals transmuted survey data into a fun, insightful tour through the contours of contemporary American English…”