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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Dreischluchten-Damm 1995

Sonntag, 8. Oktober 2017 - 02:35 | Kommentare deaktiviert

Aus meiner ersten Website im Jahr 1995: Interessante Vorhersagen

Supporters of the rightist party “AfD” in Germany

Montag, 25. September 2017 - 05:45 | Kommentare deaktiviert

In the federal elections in Germany (2017-09-24) more than 1 million voters switched from the moderate conservative to the rightists. 300,000 of the voters who previously voted for the social democrates moved to the rightists. 1,300,000 voters supported the rightists who previously didn’t vote at all.

Voters of the AfD (right populists, “Alternative für Deutschland”): 13%

  • 35% of these voters didn’t vote in 2013 or voted for other (little) parties in in 2013
  • 24% of these voters voted for the AfD (right-wing to far-right) in 2013.
  • 21% of these voters voted for the CDU/CSU (conservatives, centre to centre right, supports Angela Merkel, “Christlich Demokratische Partei”, Bavarian “Christlich Soziale Partei”) in 2013.
  • 21% of these voters voted for the SPD (social democrats, centre left, “Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands”) in 2013.
  • 10% of these voters voted for the FDP (slightly ortholiberal and different from the US liberals, centre to centre right), “Freie Demokratische Partei”) in 2013.
  • 6% of these voters voted for the “Die Linke” (leftist to far left) in 2013.
  • 1% of these voters voted for the “Die Grünen” (greens, centre to centre left) in 2013.

Source: Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (quoted by the weekly DIE ZEIT)

More about the parties: Wikipedia

My personal opinion:
        The rightists always have been there, but only recently they developped structures which allowed them to be visible in the federal parliament. A driving force behind that could be an increasing economical inequality (explanation in German how to measure economic inequality) with a growing group of people who feel left behind by the established parties. This feeling probably had been significantly intensified by refugees who are perceived by AfD voters as cultural and economical competitors. The refugees, the internet and the effects of (not only economic) globalization seem to have served as major catalysts for the emergence and growth of the AfD.
        I think that many AfD supporters would support a leader like Donald Trump. He surely doesn’t recieve any sympathies from the members of any other party in the German parliament. Germany still is a mature democracy.

ProPublika – Political Ad Collector

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

 

Kuckucksei-Promotion

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

https://www.google.de/search?q=%22Kuckucksei-Promotion%22

“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.

https://www.barco.com/en/Support/clickshare%20csc-1/knowledge-base/KB1191

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.

See also:

Encyclopedia supports Reader-Bias

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

http://www.conservapedia.com/Infogalactic

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

Samstag, 10. Juni 2017 - 01:43 | Kommentare deaktiviert

Referendum in der Türkei

Montag, 15. Mai 2017 - 23:10 | Kommentare deaktiviert

What can we learn from Aldous Huxley about Internet propaganda?

Samstag, 6. Mai 2017 - 09:35 | Kommentare deaktiviert