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.Natural Leadership for Human Herds
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.
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.
ATO fumes after cyber criminals attack myGov portal during last days of Tax Time 2016
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
“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.”
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