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Are ‘Road-Trains’ Coming?

I think it could be a very good thing, and one that could evolve incrementally from existing technologies. I imagine ‘Road-Trains’ as made up of cars on highways that automatically adapt to what cars in front of it are doing, … Continue reading

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“Change the World”, “Do No Evil”, what about something else– “Amplify Good” or ?

Maybe we should question mottoes and think of new ones. Steve Jobs would often say he was “Changing the World.”   Google’s founders repeated a motto of “Do No Evil.”   Mottos may seem trite, but they form part of the … Continue reading

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Creating Free and Open Societies

  Creating Free and Open Societies From Free and Open Source Software, to Non-profit High-tech Organizations, to Debt-free Affordable Housing  Brewster Kahle,  the club,  May 12, 2014,   cc-by    v3 msword pdf tl;dr summary:  Public Licenses Rule (in software and … Continue reading

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Corporations are 1st Generation AI’s

Corporations are 1st generation AI’s Just as computers started out being made out of people, AI’s are starting out being made of humans humans to operate their processes, to be the actors of the Corporations But fewer humans are needed … Continue reading

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Debt -> Obligation -> Expectation -> Opportunity

Unfortunately society as a whole seems to be going the other way– for mortgage/rent, for education, for cars– it is all debt, all the time.    I suggest we should reverse the trend. Debt gets you in trouble.   You owe, … Continue reading

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Vanity Bitcoin Address for Me

Thanks the Mike McCabe at the Archive, I now have a cool vanity bitcoin address.   As in all things bitcoin, there is no central point of control, even on vanity addresses.   Basically one just computes lots of different addresses until … Continue reading

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Bank Secrecy Act = Bank Surveillance Act

United States banks do not tell you this, but they are now spying for the United States Government.    I am now a chairman of a Credit Union (please join!) and as such went through Bank Secrecy Act training.    “Bank Secrecy … Continue reading

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Phone Metadata Used To Find Informants and Kill Them

To help understand the impact of the current debate about “phone-metadata”, or records of phonecalls, a friend cited an article that describes how a Colombian drug cartel, in 2002, used phone metadata to find government informants and kill them.  Apparently, … Continue reading

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Facebook Building Apartments for Employees

“The social media giant announced plans to erect a community development a mere 1.5 miles from the Menlo Park, Calif. sprawl. The $120 million, 630,000 square-foot complex will house 394 units including studio apartments and three-bedroom apartments, with a handful … Continue reading

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Affordable Apartment Building for Non-Profit Workers– the first Foundation House

We now have it! A new non-profit now owns an apartment building in the central Richmond district of San Francisco.     The mission of the Foundation House is to create affordable housing for people that work in non-profits– in … Continue reading

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