Taking Notes

Sonntag, 12. Februar 2017 - 22:36 | Kommentare deaktiviert

Guess who is the boss.


Update 2017-08-18: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/steve-bannon-fired-trump-photo-advisers-lost-jobs-spicer-flynn-priebus-a7901426.html


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ProPublika – Political Ad Collector

Donnerstag, 7. September 2017 - 22:41 | Kommentare deaktiviert



Montag, 10. Juli 2017 - 06:21 | Kommentare deaktiviert


“An-Institute” sind ein Platz für solche Promotionen. Siehe https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/An-Institut und http://blog.psybel.de/stichwort/an-institut/.

8 Leute und die arme Hälfte

Samstag, 1. Juli 2017 - 19:50 | Kommentare deaktiviert

Der SPIEGEL zeigt in seiner Ausgabe 27 / 1.7.2017 in dem Artikel Selbstbetrug mit System auf Seite 20 eine Grafik zur globalen Vermögensverteilung basierend auf Zahlen von Oxfam aus dem Jahr 2016:

50% besaßen 0,2% des Vermögens.
40% besaßen 10,8% des Vermögens.
10% besaßen 89% des Vermögens.

http://www.umverteilung.de/calculator/?quantiles=50,0.2|40,10.8|10,89 errechnet einen Ginikoeffizient von 84%.

Bei Oxfam gibt es eine Tabelle mit einer feineren Auflösung der Anteile der Weltbevölkerung am globalen Vermögen: https://www.oxfam.de/system/files/sperrfrist_20170116-0101_national_wealth_data.xlsx

%, 109 US$

50, 409
10, 1509
10, 2838
10, 5779
10, 17388
9, 97936
1, 129900 [Den größten Teil davon besitzen 8 Leute]

http://www.umverteilung.de/calculator/?quantiles=50,409|10,1509|10,2838|10,5779|10,17388|9,97936|1,129900 errechnet einen Ginikoeffizient von 91%.

Daran sieht man, dass zu Ungleichverteilungsmaßen immer angegeben werden muss, wie sie berechnet worden sind. Die Aufteilung 50%+10%+10%+10%+10%+9%+1% erfasst auch die Ungleichheit der Vermögensverteilung unter den oberen 50% der Weltbevölkerung. Man könnte sagen, dass der Verteilungskampf unter den oberen 50% am heftigsten ist. Die unteren 50% sind in diesem Kampf nur das Fußvolk.

Übrigens: 99% der Weltbevölkerung besaßen 125859 Milliarden US$ und 1% besaßen 129900 Milliarden US$.


Links (Januar 2017):

Die meisten, die das hier lesen, gehören (so wie ich) zu den reicheren 50%.

Call it ChickShare

Samstag, 24. Juni 2017 - 11:28 | Kommentare deaktiviert

This is about USB projectors and about Barco ClickShare CSC. Barco stopped to support Linux and keeps showing a bad attitude when responding to requests to support Linux. The worst: They don’t tell the truth. Thus, there is an issue with business ethics.


Support for the Linux client has ended as it requires an enormous effort to support all the Linux distributions and their quick updates, while the usage rate of the Linux client was/is very limited. 

If Barco claims that “enormous” effort is required, then they either intentionally don’t tell the truth or they are technically incompetent. I don’t know which of these two failures are worse. Support would be easy if left to linuxers. It is utter nonsense to pretend that support to “all distributions” is required. A generic driver just would be enough. Integration into various distributions can be left to the maintainers of these distributions.

There may be another reason for not supporting Linux: Linux prevents applications pretty well from doing things which users doesn’t want to be done on their computer and with their data. So I surely wouldn’t use ClickShare to present confidential slides.

I assume that ending support to Linux cannot be explained by “anormous” effort. Barco and their business partners made a political decision and intentionally decided to support OSs from Microsoft and Apple only. I don’t trust Barco.

If you want to use Linux laptops for presentations, then don’t do that in Marriott hotels. At least in Munich they made the wrong choice and use ClickShare to provide access the projectors in the conference rooms. Bad decision.

ClickShare is ChickShare.

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Encyclopedia supports Reader-Bias

Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017 - 13:32 | Kommentare deaktiviert


Infogalactic plans to solve the structural problems of a community-edited online encyclopedia through objectivity, proven game design principles, and a sophisticated series of algorithms. Currently in an operational Phase One, the Planetary Knowledge Core has a five-phase Roadmap that its founders claim will eliminate edit warring, significantly improve accuracy, neutralize vandalism and other forms of griefing, and render all forms of political bias on the part of administrators and editors irrelevant….

Infogalactic’s anti-bias architecture will permit users to select their preferred perspective and automatically see the version of the subject page that is closest to it based on a series of algorithms utilizing three variables, Relativity, Reliability, and Notability. This means a supporter of Hillary Clinton will see a different version of the current Donald Trump page than a Donald Trump supporter will, as both users will see the version of the page that was most recently edited by editors with perspective ratings similar to his own.

This is orwellian: The wikipedia clone Infogalactic runs with an algorithm that adapts articles to the bias of the reader. A bias architecture is called “anti-bias architecture”.

War is peace, Freedom is slavery, Ignorance is strength, Bias is anti-bias.

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Britische Unterhauswahl 2017

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Referendum in der Türkei

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What can we learn from Aldous Huxley about Internet propaganda?

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Wahlen in Frankreich 2017

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Nigel Farange: Bereitschaft zur Wiederholung der Volksabstimmung

Dienstag, 11. April 2017 - 21:31 | Kommentare deaktiviert

2016-05-17: There could be unstoppable demand for a re-run of the EU referendum if guess-who wins by a narrow margin on 23 June, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said.