headline: Robert Fulford
“One reported German expression for something incomprehensible: “Mesopotamisch”. Another one: “Kauderwelsch”..In Finnish, “Siansaksa” (”Pig German”) is the word for incomprehensible gibberish.”///strangemaps.
“A massive protest was held outside City Hall in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, where it seems people have just about had it with the recession….The protesters are made up of a widespread coalition of labor unions, community groups, and even families uniting to have their voices heard. Dubbing it a “Rally for New York,” they are rallying against proposed state and city budget cuts to public services, education, health care, along with other programs that impact families and the economy in New York. “///signofthetimes
“But like the Futurists a hundred years ago – the original Freetards – they don’t mind jumping into bed with neo-Nazis when it suits them”//register
Daran möge man erinnert sein. Vor den Wahlen hier wird in jenes Horn nicht geblasen werden, aber all dies virtuelle Kapital, kaufte ja schon reale shares und machte realen Druck mehr und mehr abzusahnen, und all die Fantastillionen, die man sich von den Geldmachern jetzt drucken lässt, um den Bankstern ihr deflated Ego wieder hochzupushen, die wollen dann auch wieder reell zinsbedient und mit echten Werten und Blut, Schweiß und Tränen freigekauft werden. Und vom Bankrott bedrohte Nationalstaaten dürften sich unter Umständen gezwungen sehen, noch das letzte Tafelsilber und die letzten Quellen der Gemeinschaft zu privatisieren, respektive corporatisieren, d.i. gegen virtuelles Kapital zu verscherbeln, bis dann für die Zinsbedinung auch nichts mehr bleibt, als den Boden unter den Füßen der Bürgernden und die Zukunft der noch Ungeborenen preiszugeben.
“The 2nd reinforced belief is that the American Dream is still alive and well, even in these tough economic times. There are still many, many of you that know that success can be defined in many ways, but that it’s earned through preparation, hard work, love of what you are doing and a thirst to be the absolute best at what you do.”//blogmaverick
“The Bank of England yesterday announced unprecedented steps to prevent the deepest slump since the 1930s when it unveiled plans to inject up to £75bn into the economy over the next three months. Alarmed by signs Britain’s malfunctioning banking system is starving consumers and businesses of credit, chancellor Alistair Darling yesterday gave Threadneedle Street clearance to begin creating money….. “Nothing in life is ever certain. Changing interest rates is not certain. These measures, we think, will work in the long run. I can’t be sure how long it will take.””///guardian
“Not surprisingly, there’s a huge amount of noise going around the system about speculation that is masquerading as investment. Worst, the two get conflated on a regular basis in the context of what the government should be doing (e.g. incenting “investment” when they are merely either “incenting speculation” or “encouraging speculation”). Of course, the endless stream of talking heads in the media don’t help this distinction.”///feldthoughts
“Territorial-Staaten müssen ihre National-Staatlichkeit reduzieren, um besser durch die Krise zu kommen. Stattdessen: globale Digital-Staatsbürgerschaften.”//futurplom
Bitte! die AGB gründlich beachten. Menschenrechte auch in den Sub-Premium Accounts?
“Mark Zuckerberg and company are living by the motto, “If you can’t join ’em, beat ’em.””//theregister
"Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an "intelligence explosion," and the intelligence of man would be left far behind."//VernorVinge
“I hope that many of you can join us for what I’m sure will be a great series of discussions on “free” and what it means for business models, policy and the economy.””//longtail
“It comes from thinking about new kinds of businesses that serve users, or customers, first.”//DocSearls
“Also, keep in mind you’re setting up habits that you’ll continue to follow. If you work endless hours now, you’ll probably never stop. Once you start running the hamster wheel, it’s tough to get off.
Worry about the quality of your hours, not the quantity. That’s what really matters.”//signal/noise
“The starter kit, which includes 10 tags and a USB RFID reader, goes for about $40; a decent price considering the hacking potential for the RFID reader.”//hackaday
“I think I know the difference between someone who is extremely malicious and looking to destroy people’s lives and steal a bunch of identities and somebody who is maybe too intelligent and curious for their own good. I think that’s the case here.”//theregister
The future is here — are you ready?//Futurism NOW