Jean Lievens: Unlearn First, Grasshopper

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Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

The future is in how fast you are at unlearning.

Stephan Vincent

Innovation Excellence, 20 September 2014

I recently came across a blog from Penelope Trunk my wife shared with me about home schooling. Common themes are found in various projects I have led where companies and individuals are stuck in their traditional way of thinking and see their business become stagnant, irrelevant and eventually die.

Through our education, from kindergarten to grad school, then through our professional lives, we have been shaped in the same mold, even though we hear here and there that we need to “think outside the box”, that box being only aimed to fit into a bigger box, like the Russian dolls. Conventionalism, risk aversion and complacency kill innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Sep 21

Anthony Judge: Anticipating When Blackbirds Sing

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Anthony Judge

Anthony Judge

Anticipating When Blackbirds Sing Chinese

Conversion from tweets to songbites to ensure integrity of communication

Introduction
Sonification and desonification — for communication integrity
Cognitive fusion to engage with information complexity and overload
Transformation of linear information into a songbite
Memescapes engendered and sustained by multidimensional soundscapes
Information transfer possibilities of blackbird singing capacity
Noopolitics and memetic warfare within the noosphere
Engaging with a memespace of paradoxical complexity
Ways of looking at ways of looking — in a period of invasive surveillance
Post-modern challenge to simplistic binary framing of the other
Imaginative composition of ways of looking or listening
Embodying a multiverse of uncertainly ordered incongruity
Thirteen ways of apprehending blackbird song
Imagining future communication integrity enabled by aesthetics
References

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Anthony Judge @ Phi Beta Iota

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Jul 5

Ashraf Ghani Claims Victory in Afghanistan

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Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai

Ashraf Ghani claims Afghan presidential election victory

Campaign team says Ghani has beaten rival by more than 1.3m votes, but Abdullah Abdullah withdraws because of alleged fraud

Emma Graham-Harrison

Guardian, 27 June 2014

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Phi Beta Iota: Ghani has his copy of all the tallies, most counter-signed by Abdullah’s polling place representative. This is OVER.

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Jun 29

John Maguire: Tesla to World – Take Our Patents — We’ve Made Them Open Source

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John Maguire

John Maguire

All Our Patent Are Belong To You

By Elon Musk, CEO

Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.

Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.

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Jun 17

Eagle: FBI May Waive Marijuana Ban for Hackers

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300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

FBI ‘could hire hackers on cannabis’ to fight cybercrime

The FBI has reportedly said it is “grappling with the question” of whether to hire cybersecurity experts who use cannabis.

The US agency’s current policy prohibits anyone working for it who has used cannabis in the past three years.

However, its director James Comey has acknowledged that this is complicating its efforts to recruit hacking experts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It said he made the announcement at a conference in New York.

“I have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cybercriminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” the newspaper quoted him as saying at the White Collar Crime Institute’s annual meeting.

It added that when one attendee asked how a cannabis-using friend interested in working for the bureau should now act, Mr Comey replied: “He should go ahead and apply.”

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May 22

Berto Jongman: Operation American Spring Fails

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Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Millions were called for, low hundreds appeared.

‘Operation American Spring’ Comes to Washington, Was Only Millions Short of Projected Turnout

An event slated for Friday that promised to bring millions of Americans to Washington, D.C. to oust President Barack Obama and other key leaders from office failed incredibly. Instead, “Operation American Spring” welcomed only a few dozen protesters — not the millions projected by event organizers — who braved the morning’s stormy weather to hit the streets of the nation’s capital and call for a change of leadership in key roles. “It’s a very dismal turnout,” one participant from Texas, Jackie Milton, told the Washington Times.

See Also:

Operation American Spring Home Page

“The French Aristocracy Never Saw it Coming Either”

Revolution USA @ Phi Beta Iota

 

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May 17

Mongoose: Department of Agriculture Solicitation for Submachine Guns

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Mongoose

Mongoose

We do not make this stuff up.

The following solicitation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture almost defies belief. We’ve seen this type of bizarre behavior before, but it has mostly originated from the American Gestapo, aka the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). I highlighted this trend early last year in my post: Department of Homeland Security to Purchase 7,000 “Assault Weapons”.

What is so important to understand about the current war/civil unrest cycle that the world has now entered into is that it will affect different regions and nations differently. It appears tensions in the Ukraine/Russia region and the Asia/Pacific may rather quickly erupt into a war amongst nation-states. This could ultimately lead to a world war. For the United States region, I predict more of a rebellion and civil unrest scenario that consists of the status quo versus the people. I also think its obvious the status quo knows this, which is why they are stealing everything in sight and setting up a total surveillance state. Things are going to get dicey, but the status quo is in the wrong and they will need to be tossed aside peacefully.

The solicitation can be found here.

Here’s a screenshot of the solicitation from the Department of Agriculture (click on the image to get to the source page):

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See Also:

2013 DHS Supplier Provides Shooting Targets of American Gun Owners

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May 17

Chuck Spinney: Marshall Auerback on Inequality

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Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

My friend Marshall Auerback sent the following insightful comment in response to the Jeff Madrick’s “Inequality Is Not the Problem”, which I distributed on 27 April 2014.

Recall that Jeff argued why the very real problems in the United States associated with concentration of wealth, growing income inequality, and low rates of social/income mobility should not be separated from the larger problem of stimulating overall economic growth.  This is a subtle issue Marshall’s comment helps to illuminate the relationship.

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Marshall Auerback’s Comment —

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Apr 29

Robert Steele: PhD Proposal

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Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

As part of this endeavor, a new annual conference is planned that will focus on M4IS2/OSE, and in passing, redefine both political science and the craft of intelligence as we go forward together.

DOC (5 Pages):  2014-04-23 (3.8) PhD Research Proposal Robert David Steele

INVITE Robert to Energize!

2014 Research Proposal – Political Science

Multi-Disciplinary Evidence-Based Sustainable Hybrid Public Governance Norms & Methods

Introduction

Political Science is the study of governance, and has up to this point been largely a passive observer of the process. Despite the enormous foresight of some individual political scientists – Richard Falk and Edgar Morin come to mind – Political Science as a discipline (an element of the humanities) has been slow to recognize emerging threats, challenges, and processes of change at the same time that the Sciences have advanced in often dangerous directions with great costs to society and the Earth. Political Science has done little to help the public understand, mobilize, and engage.

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Apr 23

2014-03-11 Global Reality Daily

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We’re playing around. None of the RSS / curation offerings are satisfactory. As a side note: the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) is Top Secret Limited Distribution and costs roughly 219 million dollars a day and is seen by very few. This daily is free and open to all. Below is a simple Global Reality matrix. The US Government obsesses on the two red dots.

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Mar 11