Slut på et samlet EU?

Den hollandske forfatter David VAN REYBROUCK fremlægger en statsmodel, der giver tilfældigt udvalgte borgere ansvar for anbefalinger inden for EU på tværs af parti- og-alle-mulige-andre-skel

I et åbent brev til præsidenten for Europakommissionen, Jean-Clause Juncker, foreslår den hollandske forfatter David VAN REYBROUCK en anden vej til fælles Europa end den gamle model med at lade folk stemme hvert 4-5 år. han mener, at vi kun har indtil Brexit at vågne op, fordi vi risikerer at den europæiske venstredrejning – der giver stemme til en gammel, indestængt vrede forårsaget af flertalsdiktur [også kaldet demokratur] – forårsager en splittelse af Europa.

Artiklen er skrevet lige efter valget af Donald Trump til præsident for USA, og der er derfor måske kun 10 måneder tilbage til at handle i.

https://thecorrespondent.com/5711/we-have-one-year-to-make-democracy-work-in-europe-or-else-the-trumps-take-over/570854427-59d8ed4b

Rationality – From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Rationality From AI to Zombies
by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Buy for free or more!

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Contents Læs videre “Rationality – From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky”

timetravel.film

Then it happened. I spent a lot of money. On a domain.

At least I think I did. It seems that dot film is reserved for people, who are part of a union of filmmakers and/or affiliated with a certain movie title.

I will argue, if it comes to that, that my time travel film list counts as a service to film lovers on both side of the fence, and as a service to all who take a specific interest in TT movies and TV series.

To this end I need help program the database:

  • I have a list of titles with separation markers, making it ready for import.
  • approx. 11 fields pr. post
  • dreaming of more fields (greater variety of search results)
  • A WP database?
  • timetravel.film is presently empty, but I will soon need to install a WP and import the list from its present location
  • I would like a line listing like the original, with movie posters and stills thrown in
  • window shade pop-down of posts containing an in-depth view of data not seen in the line-view, eg. a synopsis and screenshots
  • search results, based on keywords, with options similar to the line-view
  • easy expansion of database to accommodate more fields
  • easy administration of database
  • comments as window shade pop-down
  • stars given to different criteria of a movie

= data feels accessible as one layer, right there waiting for you; there is a lightness to search results, and time travel movies is one menu, while tt TV is another, but content can still be combined by choice

How can you help, if you are interested?

 

 

Outsider literature

Truth with a plural S

If I had an extra life, I would go deep undercover in the following list of books, essays and reviews that has come into my possession.

By Alice Bailey, 1922

These texts are – with the possible exception of some very curious titles – for people, who see deception and dis-loyalty to all perpetrated by “people or beings of power” as a normal way of the world. And written by people not tacitly accepting consensual science and systematic thinking requiring real proofs, who may, or may not, wilfully perpetuate misunderstandings, illusions, dreams, half-truths, myths, legends and direct fabrications as the real thing – for their own 15 minutes, as explanations to personal in-explicable experiences or for cold, hard cash. Læs videre “Outsider literature”

Why Are We Here On This Planet?

A question that begs answering.

Everything to humans is language.

WHY – the ability to distinguish and care about future outcome, ie. weigh memories and desires, is one mark of a highly functional survival instinct

ARE – the re-affirmation of the concept of historical plurality implies both trust in the pattern of plurality as stable system AND conscious will for it to remain so.

WE – relating to your own species in terms of self including plurality marks you as a sensitive and caring individual capable of existing as individual in a community

HERE – the spacial destinction, whether it springs from accurate astronomy or not, implies a great sense of identity, ie. Me vs. Not-Me, which by way of physical identification contains the unconditionality of existential loneliness that has often been described as a Human Driving Force towards mergence into safe communality

ON – a subset of “here”, but by implication the demonstration of astronomical awareness, and as such an underlining of trust in the existance of the human form and its difference from everything not human

THIS – another subset of “here”, but easily the essence of the totality of the question, showing the capacity for projected thought that shines the light on what is and the functionality of what is, which marks the clear distinction between simple survival AND creating life

PLANET – a word simultaneously describing the concept of “rock existing in nothingness, preferably with the ability to sustain life, preferably human life, but not necessarily”, AND the mental understanding of the totality of the human habitat with all of its complexity and challanges. Used in this context it also implies an uncertainty of “home”, ie. “possibly we can do so much better for our selves that Earth as “home” for all humans becomes a natural thing”.

And all put together it forms an image of self aware existance capable of projecting itself to a future of better conditions for all members of its species. Emphatically speaking this projection is its own fuel, and the simple frasing of the question nothing but the hose that goes into the tank: Don’t expect the question answered by anyone but yourself, but always keep it warm and in the spotlight.

Today, What Does “Publisher” Actually Stand For? [link]

“The Problem is That Most of the Readers Love Bad Books!”

Today, What Does “Publisher” Actually Stand For?

Edward Nawotka of WORKFLOW: ePub

… for the sake of rhetoric, I would argue that today for “publisher” to be an honorific at all and to command the respect and authority that we have been accustomed to bestowing on publishers, it requires something more: publishing books that advance the culture. In this sense, not only is the publisher required to take responsibility for themselves and their authors, but they are taking responsibility for the culture itself.

EPUB har kun et par år endnu på bagen [link, eng]

EPUB er skabt alene som distributionsplatform med formålet at tjene penge. Det kan kun gøres gennem beskyttelse.

The publishing industry has a problem, and EPUB is not the solution – Tools of Change for Publishing. Læs videre “EPUB har kun et par år endnu på bagen [link, eng]”

Pattern emerging: Getting paid to pay is the new black [while suppressing developing countries]

Don’t cry, but it’s all a lie.

I have what you would call an ‘extended family’ in Lima, the capital of Perú. My friend’s boy is just now beginning school.

I don’t have to tell anybody about the appalling state of public school in most countries of the world. But maybe you don’t realize what economical poverty is on a reality plane:

A monthly transfer of money sent to aid in the monthly cost of schooling – to people, who just scrape by – is safer than one large one-time transfer. Læs videre “Pattern emerging: Getting paid to pay is the new black [while suppressing developing countries]”

thelistserve – here winning means sharing

What would you say, if you had the ears of 1 million people, and only one go?

What would be your message, if you had the ears of 1 million people?

Hook up to thelistserve and receive 1 mail every day from one person on the listserve mailing list chosen in a random lottery to be the one to share their life and meaning.

One day it could be you.

On the listserve website you can enter your email to participate, see the number of participants from your own country and all the rest of the countries in the world, as well as read about the project – but it’s really quite simple.

Let me share the message from yesterday’s winner:

“When I was 18, my mother discovered that my stepfather had installed a small pinhole camera in my bathroom.

He was given several misdemeanors but I did *not* press charges despite the overwhelming pressure from everyone to do so. Actually, seven years later, I’m still in contact with him.

Very few people understand this decision. They think I should have sued him for all he’s worth and destroyed his life. “Why do you still talk to that pervert?” they ask.

My answer is this: Because I understand what hate will do if I grab hold of it. It will lodge itself in every corner of my mind and soul and I will go through life believing I’m a victim and that things are happening TO me. I’ll focus on what I don’t have instead of what I do.

I must instead focus on the good and the love. My stepfather wasn’t abusive, verbally or physically, in any way and, in fact, he was a damn good stepfather most of the time.

We are who we are not based solely on who we decide to be in any given moment but what society, people around us, and our environment TEACH us to be. Don’t jump to conclusions about others. Rather, take the time and energy to understand why they do what they do and how they got to be who they are.

Look inward. Forgive yourself, forgive others, and put love out into the world.”

Your input is not shared in public beyond the email list (and personal quotes like the one above). And you control your own level of privacy, if you are selected to share.

The level of openness varies greatly – from happiness found in a new business venture to brief descriptions of life altering circumstances and lessons learned. Most are inspiring and heartfelt depictions of lives similar to your own.

Sign up at thelistserve. You can leave any day you want.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thelistserve

Paul Otlet, 1930: Unhindered access to information as the foundation of peace.

Why care about the ebook reader, when the world can be changed from your living room?

 

Paul Otlet. Unhindered access to information as the foundation of peace.

“The ‘new book’ will combine all existing means of communication – records, TV, telephone, cinema, radio – into one instantaneous communication all over the world”. Paul Otlet, 1930.

 

What we need to understand is that today, in the 21st century, we are all being sold a cheaper version of the New Book: the eBook reader is not the revalation of the new age. The computer is STILL the revalation – we’ve just gotten bored and want a new toy.

With our New Book we can change the world for the better. If we care.

Before, there was an Internet; now it’s a “legitimate library”!

The book industry CAN win over the whole globe.

 

The English speaking Book industry centered in USA – “a coalition of the world’s largest book publishers including Cambridge University Press, Harper Collins, Elsevier and John Wiley & Sons” – has managed to shut down possibly the largest private book repository in the world with public access, containing among its 400.000 downloadable books enough copyright violation works to have a court judge warrent an order of closure.

The Publishers cheered. “It is a victory”, said  Stephen M. Smith, President and CEO of John Wiley & Sons. “This action reflects our commitment to protecting secure, safe, and legitimate use of the Internet”.

Legitimate use of the Internet! Are they crazy? Or plain stupid!?

Their BS-spin is cooking up pretense agendas – as if the internet was a road and it had been taken over by robbers stifling progress for all and the way forward was to rid the road of robbers.

It’s quite the reverse, actually! The Publishers acting on behalf of everyone become the robbers, wanting to hold back natural evolution, and the road connects everyone with everyone.

The Internet is the World, brothers and sisters. The Internet is the world speaking to itself, and the powers that be are doing their damndest to stop the World from developing.

The world is not just using the Internet,

the World is being shaped by the ability of people to communicate instantaneously, and it is happening fast.

Yes, you are afraid, and naturally so:

Everything is verging towards a massive change – what doom sayers need call “a collapse of the old ways”. The natural response of government and real power is to try and stall the progress, to give businesses time to adjust – have the economic structure invent itself to retain a high motivational factor in order to keep the wheels turning, even if there is not much hope. Then war will step in, or famine, or natural disasters, or TV, or plain threats of loss of more jobs, or food (food is not quite an issue yet in the western world), something will come about, which will be aided, orchestered in the desired direction by the Powers that be, towards a retention of stability – by shifting the world’s attention to easy, understandable, physical occurances, and away from abstract change in the freedom of expressing needs and opinions.

Yes, yes, yes, you are right. Lack of cohesion IS setting in. And the fault is in communication – in your blatant disregard for what communicative desire IS:

We all create with our minds. Creation in a human being is a communication process adjusting inner needs and talents to outer needs and limitations. Creation means acknowledging both needs and change. Creating more ways to hang on to power and earn more money IS creation in the sense of the word, you could say. All creatures resist death, in any way possible, by shedding all factors of existence that present themselves as burdens.

Same with big business. Big, old mono-businesses have no momentum to be inventive players like all small businesses rushing to accommodate change, and begin the process of dieing, which to some is a horrible thing, while to others just the balance ever so slowly shifting towards an inner collapse. And in that process  the old ones stand in the way of the creativity and devolopment of the rest.

Such refusal to roll over and die is very well, and even encouraging too. But when dinosaurs of the book industry refuse to change, refuse to invent technology and go first, refuse to accept other people doing it for them, and when they can have the power to turn the global network into a pet from their own fear, lazyness and lack of flexibility in a changing world, and when they present their refusal to neither die nor change by claiming moral superiority over the rest of the world, as in “our commitment to protecting secure, safe, and legitimate use of the Internet”, its time to

STOP THIS NONSENSE

There are many ways to affect change. People could be guided, but nobody powerful wishes to guide them. People could be consoled, but nobody powerful possess neither sufficient heart nor responsibility or means of consolation. The empowerment is coming from below instead. Call it “a revolution”, if you will, but just remember: A revolution is not always a succes. A revolution, a turning of the cards, can lose by succeding. It can die in the instant the troops (i.e. people) start poring in. And become mainstream, and nobody sees or notices it. And all the industries will rush to exploit its present potential of momentum.

The right word in this regard is evolution. And that just happens, no matter what. It counts the factors of every action, every opinion, every occurrence, every shift in the equilibrium. But what is inside this is freedom to shape the future from your own needs and regard for necessities, quality and essence. Except you are bound by law.

The book industry, along with all the other copyright moguls, have the law on their side. The law of ownership keeping the world economy and industry stable. They CAN win over the whole globe on the pretext of protecting stability.

IF that happens, they themselves will wish that they had been able to pull out of their abject refusal to step down and let flexible initiative take over. The consequences of the refusal to die of all the old World right-owership coalitions are that monitoring and privacy violations will see a marked increase in stress related deaths. Lowered life expectancy in the western world, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the arab world. A brief new flood of physical mail as a way of retaining privacy. Then illegal subnets. Then back to status quo. There is NO way of stifling communication and creation that has tasted the freedom of access to a bigger world.  Only misery will follow from trying to stop individuals’ need for expansion into the minds of everyone else.

Ahead lies only total monitoring, or letting go. Demand for security converging with rising desire of privacy. We are seeing the tip of the iceberg, and flocks of anti-restriction memes will soon inhabit the space of “Free Will”, if nothing is done about this habit of trying to control the masses.

We are the masses. The Earth. The 99%.

Un-controling the masses has never been done, I think. Letting go of the leash, after the fact of control. Not in any age. So, history serves as no indicator of un-controlled masses, other in a very limited fashion – in times of war and civil disturbances.

The future in that regard is a blank slate, and the economy and thus personal empowement springing from capitalism demand it stay relatively blank for the masses. And the only way to that goal is through control. Control on a global scale makes the future predictable, for the select few to benefit from, and everyone else to fall in line behind. On a moral high ground to protect the world from itself…

Is this better than the freedom to fail?

Inspirative source: http://torrentfreak.com/book-publishers-shut-down-library-nu-and-ifile-it-120215/

What’s wrång with ACTA-week

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a plurilateral international agreement, which wants to set a “gold standard” for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

 

LINK to folder

Single content of folder

ACTA and its Impact on Fundamental Rights

ACTA – Criminal Sanctions

ACTA – Innovation and Competition

ACTA and its Impact on the EU’s International Relations

ACTA and its Safeguards

EDRI – European Digital Rights

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Digital_Rights

The future is not wasted on the young. (Operation Blackout)

Losing means giving up.

 

The following message suits me, as it does not call for violence. It says: “Let those who oppress the People feel, what the people thinks of that.” It suits me, yes, but  THERE IS NO SAFETY IN THIS!

SOPA’s attempt at protecting corporate interests may well be an abomination, but being an anonymous in the world means Think For Yourself. Feel For Yourself. Move Yourself. Act For Yourself – not on behalf of anyone else. Not from a Golden Voice and Righteous Music speaking to your innermost fear or desire for justice in life. There Is No Justice. Only People, who grant space and time to other opinions, other ways.

Be Yourself. Make up your own mind. There is Freedom in that.

So, what is this message? A genuine call from a genuine group of people concerned with corporate dictatorship and loss of Internet freedom of speech? Or Corporate Dictatorship subverting the protest by planting seeds to justify Internet censorship? Or is it one lonely person infused with mental movie iconography, crying out for freedom of speech on behalf of the world? Or is it someone trying to defend acts of greed (as in “piracy”) not taken lightly by the powers that be?

Think for Yourself.
Speak Your Own Mind.
Your Actions Count.
Your Call.

THAT is freedom of speech.

“Citizens of the United States, we are Anonymous.

This is an urgent emergency alert to all people of the United States: The day we have all been waiting for has unfortunately arrived. The United States is censoring the Internet. Our … response is that we will not sit, while our rights are taken away by the government. We trusted them to preserve.

This is not a call to arms, but a call to recognition and action. The United States government has mastered this corrupt way of giving us a false sense of freedom. We think we are free and can do what we want, but in reality we are very limited and restricted as to what we can do, how we can think and even how our education is obtained. We have been so distracted by this mirage of Freedom that we have just become, what we were trying to escape from*.

For too long we have been idle, as our brothers and sisters were arrested. During this time the government has been scheming, plotting ways  to increase censorship by means of ISP blockades, DNS blockings, search engine censorship, website censorship, and a variety of other methods that directly opposes the values and ideas of Anonymous as well as the founding fathers of this country, who believed in free speech and press.

The United States has often been used as the ideal free country. When the one nation known for its freedom ans rights starts to abuse its own people, this is when you must fight back, because others are soon to follow. Do not think that because you are not a United States citizen that this does not apply to you. You cannot wait for your country to decide to do the same. You must stop it before it grows. Before it becomes acceptable. You must destroy its foundation, before it becomes too powerful.

Has the US government not learned from the past? Has it not seen the 2011 revolutions? Has it not seen that we oppose this where ever we find it and that we will continue to oppose it? Obviously the United States government thinks that it is exempt.

This is not only an Anonymous collective call to action.What will a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack do? What is a website defacement against the corrupted powers of the government?

No. This is a worldwide internet and physical protest against the powers that be. Spread this message everywhere. Do not stand for this! Tell your parents, your neighbours, your fellow workers, your school teachers and any one else, you come in contact with. A press release document will be available at your discretion.

This affects anyone hwo desires the freedom to browse anonymously, speak freely without retribution, or protest without fear of arrest. Go to every IRC network, every social network, every online community and tell them of the atrocity that is about to be committed. If protest is not enough, the United States Government shall see that we are truly Legion, and we shall come together as one force, opposing this attempt to censor the Internet once again. And in the process discourage any of the governments from continuing to try.

We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive censorship. We do not forget the denial of our free rights as Human Beings.

To the United States government: You should have expected us.

* “escape from” means “run away from”. Just using “escape” in this context would mean “avoid”. Is it written by an American or by another nationality? Does it matter?

 

For good or bad:

 

 

Look at it this way:

Regulations are made by humans to enforce behavior.

Rules are “the most commonly accepted behavior of all things and statistically spoken for mode of normalcy”

eUdgivelse – hvad skal ebogen koste ($-eksempler)

“Det er virkelig godt, hvis du kan placere dig i kategorien $0.99-12.99. Det er brug og smid væk-kategorien, hvor folk er ligeglade.”

 

Få en idé om, hvad en ebog skal koste.

ePublishing Workflow – How to Set Pricing for Your Digital Publications and eBooks – YouTube.

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