Block is the most fundamental component in the structure of a blockchain and serves as the single section comprising discrete data. The blocks generally include a list of actions or transactions that should be performed during data processing in the block.
Bitcoin also referred to as BTC, is a decentralized blockchain tailored particularly for transaction of tokens between accounts. The most important highlight of Bitcoin is that it is the first blockchain-based cryptocurrency. Bitcoin features a Proof-of-Work or PoW consensus algorithm and leverages Unspent Transaction Outputs (UTXOs) for storing data. READ MORE
I was directly told, ‘You want to be chairman of House Administration, you want to continue to be chairman.’ They would actually put in writing that you have to raise $150,000. They still do that – Democrats and Republicans. If you want to be on this committee, it can cost you $50,000 or $100,000 – you have to raise that money in most cases.
propagandist print media inclusion to discredit something heterodox
Balthazar B (1)
Heroes – once they step into the foreground – are abusers of faith. Eventually the demagogue goes too far, gets exposed by some irreconcilible hypocrisy and falls from grace. The followers are briefly angry and disillusioned. But the faithful follower never seems to learn. Some new divine hero comes on stage and the follower is convinced this next hero is the real one, surely to God! This is a dysfunctional dynamic. Created by the brain’s neurotic storytelling using other people as caricatured characters in their life movie. Always derivative. Always anti-individual when it comes to strangers, egocentric made manifest. From the cancel culture pile-on to the maniac mobilisation of soldiers, the narratives handed down from above manipulate this slavish faith dynamic to justify and legitimise the most atrocious behaviour against other human beings. Nowadays, with tech and social media, the manipulation is intensive. It’s transforming the way millions think about and act towards the world.
Balthazar B (2)
Technology is a unique agent of change in the world. Its benefits are myriad, impossible to ignore or resist. The scale of socioeconomic and cultural disruption demands foresight and organised handling. Technology is the real-world expression of human-driven evolution rather than, for billions of years, evolution having been left to natural selection. The homo sapiens brain works exponentially faster than Mother Nature but the jury’s out whether, as a species, there’s enough wisdom to walk the line between technology changing our world and our changed world creating the conditions of human extinction.
Balthazar B (3)
We have been very effectively pacified by the pernicious ideology of a consumer society that is centered on the cult of the self – an undiluted hedonism and narcissism. That has become a very effective way to divert our attention while the country is reconfigured into a kind of neo-feudalism with a rapacious oligarchic elite and an anaemic government that no longer is able to intercede on behalf of citizens but cravenly serves the interests of the oligarchy itself.
Banking Secrecy Act (BSA)
Banking Secrecy Act is a US legislation passed in 1970, which implies that financial institutions must support government agencies in detection and prevention of money laundering activities. BSA requirements focus on record-keeping for all customers, decision on the type of monetary instruments eligible for purchase or exchange, and mandatory reporting of specific types of activities.
Barney Frank (1)
We are the only people in the world required by law to take large amounts of money from strangers and then act as if it has no effect on our behaviour.
Barrett Brown | Guccifer 2.0 BBC Bullshit: Ivermectin (generic) Molnupiravir (patent) Beginners Guide to AI
A.I. Wiki - A Beginner’s Guide to Important Topics in AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning @ PathMind article.
It's possible for good people in badly designed systems to perpetrate acts of great evil completely unthinkingly.
Benito Mussolini (1)
Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power
Benito Mussolini (2)
People are tired of liberty. They have had a surfeit of it. Liberty is no longer a chaste and austere virgin…. Today's youth are moved by other slogans…Order, Hierarchy, Discipline.
Benjamin Disraeli (1)
It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.
Benjamin Disraeli (2)
The only things that matter in the ongoing relationship of the citizen and the government is time and the law. Government has a monopoly on legal violence. Government makes law, from time to time. Legislation created, deleted, or amended must therefore be the most meaningful focus for the public conversation.
Benjamin Disraeli (3)
There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin (1)
A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.
Benjamin Franklin (2)
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
Bernie Sanders (1)
I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. … The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress.
Bernie Sanders (2)
The millionaire class and the billionaire class increasingly own the political process, and they own the politicians that go to them for money. … We are moving very, very quickly from a democratic society, one person, one vote, to an oligarchic form of society, where billionaires would be determining who the elected officials of this country are.
Bernie Sanders (3)
I've seen it for years. I've seen a media, which has basically ignored the declining middle class, that doesn't talk about poverty at all, and has no sense of what is going on in the minds of millions of ordinary Americans. They live in a bubble, talk about their world, worry about who's going to be running 18 years from now for office. Meanwhile, people can't feed their kids.
First comes a full stomach, then comes ethics.
The law is simply and solely made for the exploitation of those who do not understand it or of those who, for naked need, cannot obey it.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
Bertrand Russell (1)
Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.
Bertrand Russell (2)
I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology . ... It's importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda ... Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated.
Bertrand Russell (3)
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell (4)
Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?
Bertrand Russell (5)
Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
Biden Appointing Judges Faster Than Trump bidirectional digital media
B.D.D.M. (as it is called) is a coverall term for social media but also academic non-local learning - popular during the coronavirus pandemic
Big Pharma Price Gouging - Vaccine Mandates - Anti-SARS-CoV2 Antibodies - Hording Vaccines Big Tech: Silicon Valley Billionaires Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (founded 2015): "solve some of society’s toughest challenges - from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities - our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone" Big Transport | Airlines | Auto Industry Bill Clinton (1)
We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans...
Bill Joy (1)
I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment of extreme individuals.
Bill Moyes,And what happens when PR turns a profit
and truth goes penniless?"
Biochemistry: Dereplication, Sequencing, Identification of Peptidic Products
Dereplication, sequencing and identification of peptidic natural products: from genome mining to peptidogenomics to spectral networks @ NIH.GOV PAPER.
Covering: 2000 to 2015. While recent breakthroughs in the discovery of peptide antibiotics and other Peptidic Natural Products (PNPs) raise a challenge for developing new algorithms for their analyses, the computational technologies for high-throughput PNP discovery are still lacking. We discuss the computational bottlenecks in analyzing PNPs and review recent advances in genome mining, peptidogenomics, and spectral networks that are now enabling the discovery of new PNPs via mass spectrometry. We further describe the connections between these advances and the new generation of software tools for PNP dereplication, de novo sequencing, and identification.
Polyketides are a diverse class of compounds that are often created by a series of modular enzymes which condense and then modify chains of acetate or propionate units primarily through reduction, dehydration, cyclization, and aromatization reactions.
Also BioArchiv and ChemArchiv.
Biochemistry: Atomic Force Microscopy (15-Mar-2015)
Scientists develop atomic force microscopy for imaging nanoscale dynamics of neurons @ PHYS.ORG article.
Biochemistry: Cubane (C8H8 compound) Biochemistry: Human Genome Biochemistry: Miller-Urey Experiment
Stated clearly rundown of the Miller-Urey Experiment building blocks of organic life demonstration @ LINK
Biochemistry: Nanomachine Cell Energy
Research reveals structure of nanomachine that assembles a cell's energy control system @ LINK
Biochemistry: Ubiquitin Regulates Aging
Scientists discover new regulators of the aging process @ LINK
Biochemistry: Dalton Mole Equivalency
The number 6.02214076×10^23 (the Avogadro number) was chosen so that the mass of one mole of a chemical compound in grams is numerically equal, for most practical purposes, to the average mass of one molecule of the compound in daltons. Thus, for example, one mole of water (H2O) contains 6.02214076×1023 molecules, whose total mass is about 18.015 grams and the mean mass of one molecule of water is about 18.015 daltons.
Bioelectric Cell Networks Biography: John Brown (abolitionist) Biography: John Taylor Gatto Biography: Lysander Spooner Biohemistry: NIST Mass Spectral Library Data + Peptide Library
Mass Spectral Library + Other Tools and Peptide Library.
NIST Mass Spectrometry Data Center - in the Biomolecular Measurement Division (BMD) - develops evaluated mass spectral libraries and provides related software tools. These products are intended to assist compound identification by providing reference mass spectra for GC/MS (by electron ionization) and LC-MS/MS (by tandem mass spectrometry) as well as gas phase retention indices for GC. The Center is located on the NIST main campus in Gaithersburg, MD.
Bioscience: Shark Genome Mapped (5-Mar-2019)
White shark genome reveals ancient elasmobranch adaptations associated with wound healing and the maintenance of genome stability @ PNAS ARTICLE
Biotech: Super-VT - IV Vitamin Therapy Concierge Service Biotech: ivbooks.uk London IV concierge Blacklisted News on Israel and Sweden Block (Canonical)
A canonical block is one that has been incorporated in the primary blockchain. The canonical block is referenced either directly or indirectly by future blocks. Non-canonical blocks which might have validity could be rejected in favour of canonical blocks.
The first block in a blockchain structure is known as the genesis block. The block height for the genesis block is zero. Most important of all, all the other blocks in the blockchain are linked intrinsically to the genesis block. It is possible to configure genesis blocks for creating a fork of a chain of purposes, including specification of different block parameters or pre-loading accounts with tokens for test networks.
Block depth refers to the position index of a block in the blockchain with respect to the most recently added block. For example, a block that is 2 blocks before the last added block will have a block depth of 2.
Block explorer is the software or GUI graphical user interface, which helps users in reading and analysing data on a blockchain.
Block height is the position index of a block with respect to the genesis block. For example, the second block added to a chain will have a block height of 2.
Blockchains with native cryptocurrency allow miners to allocate a specific number of tokens for generating spontaneously and sending to desired address. The reward compensates for the miner’s support in building a block and the network alongside incentivising other miners for joining the network.
The first generation of blockchain technology, known as Blockchain 1.0, emphasised particularly executing simple token transactions. The chains in Blockchain 1.0 are restricted in terms of scope and ability.
The second generation of blockchain technology, i.e., Blockchain 2.0, focused on enabling the functionalities of smart contracts and generalised processing. The chains in Blockchain 2.0 are developed with Turing-complete programming languages with a broad range of capabilities, other than the basic peer-to-peer (P2P) value exchange.
The new generation of blockchain technology presently emphasises achieving better interoperability and scalability with blockchain applications. Although Blockchain 3.0 does not have any frontrunners now, the chains under development have the potential for improving the use of smart contracts.
Blockchain is an innovative method for data storage in discrete sections in the form of blocks, which are linked to each other. It is basically a consensus digital ledger including digitally recorded data in different sections such as blocks. Every block is related to the next block through a cryptographic signature. Blockchains could provide criteria for the type of data eligible for storage on the block and invalid data, which should be rejected. READ MORE
Brave New Europe - Left-Socialist Education
68 Boileau Road, London SW13 9BP, England
Non-institutional collaboration org based in London, BRAVE NEW EUROPE is a not-for-profit educational website with a radical face and attitude concerning European politics and economics. Created to push for an alternative to neo-liberalism. Pan-European educational platform. Democratic exchange of ideas. Interface between experts and civil society groups. Alt-expert shadow cabinet aspiration.Charles Adams – Professor of Physics, Durham University, Blogger: progressivepulse.orgAndrzej Ancygier – Climate Analytics, Deputy Head of Climate Policy TeamMarshall Auerback is a market analyst and commentatorDan Bailey – Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Intitute (SPERI)Andrew Baker – Department of Politics and Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of SheffieldDean Baker – Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)Chris Bambery – Author and broadcaster. Co-author (with George Kerevan) of Catalonia Reborn: How Catalonia took on the corrupt Spanish state and the legacy of FrancoNúria Bassa Camps – Catalan Photo JournalistJoão Paulo Batalha – Social activist, founding member of Transparency International PortugalKate Bayliss – School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of LondonHauke Benner – former journalist and currently a political activist against climate changeIgnasi Bernat – Sociologist, activist, and honorary Academic in the University of Liverpool’s Department of Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyMargunn Bjørnholt – Research professor, Norwegian Centre of Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, OsloFran Boait – Executive Director of Positive MoneyJörn Boewe – Freelance journalist in Berlin, press office work-in-progress-journalisten.deEinar Braathen – Political scientist, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)Karl Brenke – Economist, German Institute for Economics (DIW)Martin Cames – Öko Institut BerlinVictoria Canning – Lecturer in Criminology at The University of Bristol, currently leads an ESRC project investigating gendered harms in asylum in Britain, Denmark and the UK in collaboration with the Danish Institute Against TortureAndrea Lorenzo Capussela – Expert in Competition Policy, State Building and CorruptionSergio Cesaratto – Professor of Growth and Development Economics and of Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the European Monetary Union, University of SienaRyan Chapman – Film-makerEmma Clancy – Emma Clancy works as an advisor for Martin Schirdewan of Die Linke in the European Parliament. She is also editor of Irish Broad LeftBrett Christophers – Professor of Geography, Uppsala University, SwedenVictoria Cooper – Lecturer in Social Policy and Criminology at The Open University and researcher in housing, homelessness and austerityAnna Coote – Principal Fellow, New Economics FoundationFrances Coppola – A prolific writer and speaker on banking, finance and economics. She runs a popular finance & economics blog, Coppola Comment, and contributes frequently to Forbes, the BBC and other mainstream mediaCorporate Europe Observatory – A research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy makingSergi Cutillas – Member of the European Research Network on Social and Economic PolicyHulya Dagdeviren – Professor of Economic Development, Business School, University of HertfordshireWill Davies – Reader in Political Economy, Goldsmiths, University of LondonAeron Davis – Professor of Political Communication, Co-Director of Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre, Goldsmiths, University of LondonDeSmog UK – A climate news outlet uncovering the undue influence of climate science denial and the fossil fuel industry on energy and climate policy (Cross-posting)Danny Dorling – Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of OxfordAndrew Dowling – Senior Lecturer in Catalan and Spanish History at Cardiff University, author of “The Rise of Catalan Independence. Spain’s Territorial Crisis” (Routledge)Dirk Ehnts – Economist, based in Berlin, Pufendorf-Gesellschaft eVTamara Ehs – Political scientist, head of IG Demokratie (Austria). She developed the “Democracy Repair Café”, bringing together citizens and politicians in new conversational formatsThomas Fazi – Writer, journalist and activist. Together with Bill Mitchell author of “Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World” (Pluto, 2017)Duroyan Fertl is a political analyst and a former Political Advisor for Sinn Féin and GUE/NGL in the European ParliamentFinance Watch – A public interest association dedicated to making finance work for the good of societyFinancial Transparency Coalition – A global network of civil society, governments, and the world’s foremost experts on illicit financial flows (Cross-posting)Adam Fishwick – Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies and Public Policy, Centre for Urban Research on Austerity, De Montfort UniversityHeiner Flassbeck – Economist, Publisher and Editor of "flassbeck economics international"James Foley – Postdoctoral researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University, and has two forthcoming books on the British state and the European UnionSteven Forti – Associate Professor for history at the Universitat Autonomia de Barcelona (UAB)Guido Franzinetti – Research Fellow and Lecturer in Contemporary European History and in East European History at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Eastern Piedmont “Amedeo Avogadro” (Alessandria), ItalyDaniela Gabor – Economist, University of the West of England, BristolLina Gálvez – Professor of Economic History and Gender Studies at Pablo de Olavide University, SevilleNadia Garbellini – Economist, Universita degli Studi di PaviaCarlos García Hernández – Studied philosophy and history at the Humboldt University of Berlin and is the founder of the publishing house Lola BooksJoanna Gilmore – Lecturer in Law, York Law School, University of YorkEliane Glaser – Writer, lecturer and author of Get Real: How to See Through the Hype, Spin and Lies of Modern Life. Her new book, “Anti-Politics”, will be published in 2018Jule Goikoetxea – Basque political philosopher, writer and feminist activistLouise Haagh – Reader in Politics, University of York, Chair of the Basic Income Earth Network and co-editor-in-chief of Basic Income StudiesNorbert Häring – Financial journalist at the German daily business newspaper Handelsblatt, blogger, and award-winning author of popular books on economics and financeBill Hare – Director Climate AnalyticsEmily Luise Hart – Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Liverpool, an anti prison campaigner for Community Action on Prison Expansion and a UCU activistShaun Hargreaves-Heap – Economist, Department of `Political Economy, King’s College, LondonJason Hickel – Anthropologist, London School of Economics; Director of Policy at /The Rules; Author of “The Divide: A New History of Global Inequality”Colin Hines – Author ‘Progressive Protectionism’ and Convenor UK Green New Deal GroupStuart Hodkinson – Associate Professor in Critical Urban Geography, University of LeedsAlex Holder – Researcher at the University of Liverpool who is investigating the practical role of legal frameworks in drone strikesVedran Horvat – Managing Director Institute for Political Ecology (Zagreb), Journalist, ResearcherTom Hunt – Policy Research Officer at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI)Zoran Ivančić – CPI Foundation Sarajevo, producer, open data, environment, human rights activist and advocacy trainerWill Jackson – Lecturer in Criminology, Liverpool John Moore UniversityDavid Jamieson – a Glasgow based socialist and writer. He is a reporter for the CommonSpace Scottish news site and the editor of Conter, a website of Scottish socialist theoryLee Jones – Reader in International Politics at Queen Mary University of LondonAnnina Kaltenbrunner – Economist, Leeds University Business SchoolKatie Kedward – Economist at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public PurposeSteve Keen – Economist, Kingston University, Blogger “Debtwatch”Thomas Klikauer – Senior lecturer teaching Human resource management and Industrial Relations at the Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) at the Western Sydney University, AustraliaJuan Laborda – Financial Economics, University of Carlos III; Money and Banking, Syracuse University (Madrid)Stewart Lansley – Economist and academic, author of A Sharing Economy (2016) and (with Jo Mack) Breadline Britain (2015)Costas Lapavitsas – Economist, SOAS University of LondonAntonio Lettieri – Editor of Insight (www.insightweb.it). He was National Secretary of CGIL, and former Professor in charge of Labour Law at the University of Naples.Laurie Macfarlane – Economics Editor at openDemocracy and co-author of “Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing”Michael Mair – Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool and works on politics, accountability and contemporary warfare and conflict.Stavros Mavroudeas – Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Economics at the University of Macedonia, ThessalonikiRobin McAlpine – Director of Common Weal, a Scottish think and do tank campaigning for greater social and economic equality in ScotlandAbigail McKnight – Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of EconomicsJo Michell – Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of the West of England, BristolBranko Milanović – Economist specialised in development and inequality. His newest book is “Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World”Tom Mills – Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC), Aston UniversityElizabeth Minor – Advisor at Article 36, a UK-based not for profit organisation working to prevent the unintended, unnecessary or unacceptable harm caused by the use of certain weaponsJohnna Montgomerie – Deputy Director of the Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths, University of LondonRichard Murphy – Economic justice campaigner. Professor of Accounting, Sheffield University Management School. Chartered accountant. Co-founder of the Green New DealOzlem Onaran – Professor of economics, Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre, University of GreenwichHeikki Patomäki – Political Economist, University of Helsinki, Civic activistAnn Pettifor – Economist, director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) – Blogger “Debtonation”, Author of “Just Money – How Society Can Break the Despotic Power of Finance”Philip Pettit – Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton UniversityKate Pickett – Professor of Epidemiology, University Champion for Research on Justice and Equality, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health, University of YorkZoltan Pogátsa – Lecturer in political economy, University of West Hungary, Central European UniversityJaume Portell Caño – Freelance journalist specialised in economy and international relations, always in relation with the African continentPost-Crash Economics Society – A group of economics students at The University of Manchester whose belief is that the content of the economics syllabus and teaching methods could and should be seriously rethoughtVladimir Radomirović – Editor-In-Chief of pistaljka.rs (Serbia)John Rapley – Political economist, author of ‘Twilight of the Money Gods’Aidan Regan – Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe)Michael Roberts – Economist in the City of London and prolific blogger (https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/)Josh Ryan-Collins – Senior Economist, New Economics FoundationMalcolm Sawyer – Economist, Leeds University Business SchoolNicholas Shaxson – Tax Justice Network, Investigative Journalist, Author of “Treasure Islands”David Shirreff – Former finance and business journalist at The Economist, Author of “Break up the Banks!”, PlaywrightAndrew Simms – Co-founder New Weather Institute, Centre for Global Political Economy at University of Sussex, and fellow of the New Economics Foundation.Jeremy Smith – Co-Director of PRIME EconomicsEdward Smythe – Economist at the think-tank and campaign organisation Positive MoneySheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) – An interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Sheffield that aims to develop new ways of thinking about the economic and political challenges by the current combination of financial crisis, shifting economic power and environmental threatSource – A left, pro-independence Scottish digital media site, sourcenews.scotGuy Standing – economist, professorial research associate, SOAS University of London, author of The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, and The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers thrive and Work does not payFrances Stewart – Professor of Development Economics and Director, Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, University of OxfordAntonella Stirati – Professor for political economics at Università Roma TreAndy Storey – Sociologist, University College DublinWolfgang Streeck – Sociologist, Director emeritus of the Max-Planck-Institut for Gesellschafsforschung, CologneToni Strubell – a former MP in the Catalan Parliament, journalist, and author of What Catalans WantLars Pålsson Syll – Economist, Faculty of Education and Society, Malmö UniversityAleks Szczerbiak – Professor of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, Director of Doctoral Studies in Law, Politics and Sociology, University of SussexTax Justice Network – An NGO dedicated to high-level research, analysis and advocacy in the area of international tax and the international aspects of financial regulation (Cross-postings)Tomislav Tomasevic – activist and researcher on environmental justice, program director of Institute for Political Ecology, CroatiaSteve Tombs – Professor of Criminology at The Open UniversityOlivier Tonneau – Lecturer in modern languages, Homerton College, Cambridge, Member of La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) and the People’s Assembly Against AusterityYanis Varoufakis – Co-founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25), economist, and former Greek finance ministerDieter Vesper – Macroeconomist, BerlinAsbjørn Wahl – Director of the broad Campaign for the Welfare State in Norway, Adviser to the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General
Employees, Chair of the ITF Working Group on Climate ChangeJohn Weeks – († 26 July 2020) Economist, University of London, Author of “The Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy”Francis Weyzig – senior policy advisor at Oxfam NovibDavid Whyte – University of Liverpool, Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyDuncan Wigin – Associate Professor Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business SchoolJames Wilsdon – University of Sheffield, Research Policy, Director of Impact & Engagement Faculty of Social SciencesBen Wray – Editor of the CommonSpace Scottish digital media site, and is co-author of “What is Scottish Independence For?” (Verso, date TBA)
Breaking The Erasure Paradigm
Some guys defy odds to make a difference. Most are content being more Ballerina than reformed fat slob endurance runner David Goggins. Now and then fate gives an individual the chance to challenge their inner mettle and - very occasionally - it comes with a public stage.
Cancel culture has been perverted into a wanton spectacle of coordinated hearsay, erasing anyone it touches. There's no recourse, no appeal, no end to cancellation. The smallest offence to prurient public opinion carries as severe a punishment as the most egregious.
Someone's got to show the world how to resist; how to break the paradigm of perpetual erasure.
Someone's got to figure a way through the coruscating glare of public bloodlust, to reach those who know and support the individual.
That reconnection may have power to build new foundations, fortified against being sacrificed by the mob to feed the insatiable spectacle of cancel culture.
Evolutionary biologist, victim of "woke" cancellation and host of the sceptical anti-institution Dark Horse podcast with his wife and fellow biologist Heather Heying.
Briahna Joy Gray
Former press coordinator for Bernie Sanders, practical results-oriented honest social activist and host of Bad Faith podcast on YouTube, Patreon and other podcast platforms.
British Race Violence
Severe class inequalities persist, and while it’s probably unrealistic to expect a society with which everyone can be satisfied, by European standards the British class system is still particularly pernicious. It’s not that racism has disappeared from the UK since the 1980s, but without a doubt the resistance of black and Asian communities during the decade of my birth produced very significant reforms that have changed the way my generation experiences and understands ‘race’. The gollywogs and banana skins are no longer a daily feature of black life here and neither is the Special Patrol Group, the notoriously abusive policing unit that gave almost all of the older men in my life a bloody good hiding, more than once. Though police brutality of course continues, few would deny things are far better in this respect than thirty years ago, for now at least.The physical battles fought by our parents’ generation have meant that ‘nigger hunting’ and ‘Paki bashing’ are far less common than they once were too.
British Schizo Soul
Britain has two competing traditions – one rooted in ideas of freedom, equality and democracy, and another that sees these words as mere rhetoric to be trotted out at will and violated whenever it serves the Machiavellian purposes of power preservation. This is how the UK can have the largest of the demonstrations against the invasion of Iraq and yet still have a government that entirely ignored its population on an issue with such globe-shifting implications.
Information is controlled because the free flow of truth is not always expedient for those wishing to maintain control.
Bug Bounty basically refers to a reward paid for completing specific tasks such as identification of code vulnerabilities, design work, social impact, content creation, research, and more.
Business Bullshit: Magic Leap Buzz Aldrin (1)
The artificial schism of capitalism (free and empowered individual citizen) and socialism (collective support safeguarding all citizens) is the most divisive misdirection of the modern world. Small wonder it’s been conditioned so deeply into the minds of the population. The ruling class knows reality is a complex tapestry of regulations blending both economic systems in a way that profits the wealthy and gives as little freedom and security as is unavoidable. The main role of modern democracy is to balance public and private interests so society stays stable with as little disruption to extant wealth and power distribution as possible. Stability, as a government mandate, is biased towards ring-fencing lineage wealth and the power of elites. This creates a natural excess of conservative exploitation, always pushing the limits of how far the citizen can be bled. Elections are used as a litmus for these limits. It’s a short-sighted dynamic that’s not only retarding society’s progress and slowly impoverishing most of the population but ultimately risks trapping power and wealth in a moribund cannibalistic dynamic. This is a sure-fire recipe for a degraded future – for the elite and the proletariat alike.
Byzantine Fault Tolerance
Byzantine Fault Tolerance basically refers to the ability of the network to reach consensus properly at any given time while also assuming that no more than one-third of the network actors are malicious.