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“Then there was the educated Texan from Texas who looked like someone in Technicolor and felt, patriotically, that people of means – decent folk – should be given more votes than drifters, whores, criminals, degenerates, atheists and indecent folk – people without means.”Joseph Heller

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CompSci: Bellingcat Crowdsources Spycraft

CompSci: Decentralised Internet
Infrastructure for a Decentralised Internet @ LINK.

CompSci: Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3)
Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) @ LINK.

CompSci: GPT-3 Max Woolf Blog
Fun and Dystopia With AI-Based Code Generation Using GPT-J-6B @ LINK.

Compsci: Merkel Trees

CompSci: prq.se

CompSci: Stochastic Parrots

CompSci: Trade and Invest Smarter — The Reinforcement Learning Way
Trade and Invest Smarter — The Reinforcement Learning Way @ LINK deep dive into TensorTrade — the Python framework for trading and investing using deep reinforcement learning

CompSci: Trust Assertions for Certification Keys

CompSci: Visualizing Brain Waves In Python

Coronavirus: Whistleblower Charges of Cronyism Behind Potential COVID-19 Drug (13-May-2020)

Coronavirus: Merck Ivermectin Nobel Prize
Ivermectin has been used in humans for 35 years and over 4 billion doses have been administered. Merck, the original patent holder, donated 3.7 billion doses to developing countries. 2015 the two individuals who developed Ivermectin were awarded a Nobel Prize for medicine.

Coronavirus: Antivax versus Vaccinated Breaking Point

Coronavirus: Large-scale Genome Risk Analysis

Coronavirus: Lymphnode Activity Covid-19 Vaccines


Coronavirus: Pulmonary Fibrosis Covid-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis: therapeutics in clinical trials, repurposing, and potential development (18-May-2021) @ LINK.

Coronavirus: Repurposed Drugs For Covid-19
Repurposed drugs present new strategy for treating COVID-19 @ LINK.

Coronavirus: Vaccinated America Has Had Enough

David Frum - Vaccinated America Has Had Enough in The Atlantic

In the United States, this pandemic could be almost over by now. The reasons it’s still going are pretty clear.


Corporate Abuse of IP: References
  • The institution of intellectual property therefore involves the ‘construction of scarcity’ where none necessarily exists (May & Sell, 2006: 17-20)
  • ... for Western advocates, modern genetic research aimed at increasing human welfare is entirely respectable ‘bioprospecting’, a form of IP that fits within the TRIPS framework. For indigenous peoples, by way of contrast, the patenting of TK resources such as neem extract can be seen as a form of ‘biopiracy’, and represents the “disingenuous repackaging of traditional knowledge in order to secure monopoly rents for the biopirate while excluding the original innovator from a claim of these rents” (Isaac & Kerr, 2004)
  • TRIPS therefore reflected the interests of particular global corporate actors, and it is only through acknowledgement of this that it can be properly understood (Matthews, 2002: 4-5)

  • Cory Doctorow: pluralistic.net

    PLURALISTIC.NET website blog for Cory Doctorow, source of useful polemics about Surveillance Capitalism and tech monopoly's existential threat present and future.



    Crypto: Athena Bitcoin ATM

    Crypto: Bitfinex'd
    Exposed Bitfinex and Tether as one of the largest financial frauds in history. Covered by The New York Times, Bloomberg, WSJ, CNBC & New York Attorney General @ Amy Castor Blog.


    Crypto: Namecoin

    Crypto: Save The Kids Token
    It's been obvious from the start the world of influencers and gamers and sucker fanbases is a dirty, degraded Parliament of Fowls. Even without the long list of scams (like the Save The Kids token) it's an infantilism that stunts the brains of almost everyone involved. Combine the survivor-bias kay fabe glamour of elevating gaming to e-sports, gamers to heroes, with the most degraded monetization of mass media exploiting audience psychology - conditioning children into retarded adults to best prepare them for a life among the suckers - and the sham intimacy of personal direct to fans delivery systems. End result: a mainstream adjacent Ponzi world that's so populated and so structured to exploit, it's conditioning millions of adults dominated by path of least resistance fantasy into the world. This can't end well.

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    Crypto: Wallet of Satoshi
    Wallet of Satoshi Lightning Network @ LINK.

    Crypto: Warren Buffet Crypto Bank
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Invests in Bitcoin-Friendly Digital Bank @ LINK.

    Curios: Cleopatra Island
    North of Rhodes. Part of Turkey. Marmara Sea. SEDIR ISLAND Wikipedia. Luis de Garrido - Architect - Eye of Horus Eco-House Design sailsecrets.com Cleopatra Island. GOOGLE MAPS. Viral Story about Cleopatra's Island bought by Russian billionaire for model Naomi Campbell, with apparent satellite image of island with Eye of Horus house. But does it exist in reality?


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    chicano
    Chicano (as an identity) came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s as Mexican Americans asserted their own ethnic, political, and cultural identity while rejecting and resisting assimilation into systematic racism and stereotypes, colonialism, and the American plutocracy-state imperialism. Chicano identity was organized around seven objectives: unity, economy, education, institutions, self-defence, culture, and political liberation, in an effort to bridge regional and class divisions among people of Mexican (and latterly Latin American) descent

    cassandra

    The term originates in Greek mythology. Struck by the beauty of Cassandra, daughter of Priam, Apollo provided her with the gift of prophecy, but when Cassandra refused Apollo's romantic advances, he placed a curse ensuring that nobody would believe her warnings. Cassandra was left with the knowledge of future events, but could neither alter these events nor convince others of the validity of her predictions. In psychology the Cassandra metaphor applies to to individuals who experience physical and emotional suffering as a result of distressing personal perceptions, and who are disbelieved when they attempt to share the cause of their suffering with others.


    contract research organization
    company that provides support to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries in the form of research services outsourced on a contract basis. A CRO may provide such services as biopharmaceutical development, biologic assay development, commercialisation, preclinical research, clinical research, clinical trials management, and pharmacovigilance.
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    Classical Tradition - Christian Greed

    "Christianity is many things to billions of people but - contrary to the conservative commentariat pandering - it is not the essence of the west. Christianity had 1000 years to inspire a Renaissance but it took Medici patronage, the fall of Constantinople and the rediscovery of classical Greece and Rome to light the essential fire of European - now Western - art and rational science; an overflow of curiosity and greedy, exceptionalist ambition that encircled the world."


    Conservative Backlash Against Woke: Fascist Family Values
    I've noticed a coalescing of "conservative" voices around a notion of shared tradition, patriotism, family and respect for Western Enlightenment values. These have always been cultural talking points for the right. Before the current culture war, the right-wing would cry traditional family values as a smokescreen for prejudice against minorities (racial, ethnic, gender, sexuality, ideological), an excuse for aggressive censorship of anything counter-cultural - including the assumption culture itself was defined by the conservative guardians of good propriety. Against this monolith, the many minority interests fought their separate battles for rights and recognition, mostly courted by - and seeking refuge in - parties of the liberal left-wing. During the nineties and noughties the cultural polarization reached its natural zenith: right-wing conservative representing reactionary traditional nuclear family values, old-fashioned gender roles, suburban white flight, free market rhetoric and loyalty pledged proudly to flag and country; left-wing liberal a broad church of minorities, urban working class and middle class progressives, educated professionals, cosmopolitan city elites, nascent collective activism and loyalty to the vision of a more equal society for all. From the financial crisis in 2008 everything changed. Under Obama a neoliberal vision overtook the mainstream of left-wing politics Trump broke liberal brains. Shattering remaining faith in uneducated uplift, corporate takeover of ideological marketing. Conservative individualists including tolerant more libertarian types marginalized, mocked, censured and censored. Forced to bend the knee to bullshit identarian antiracism, antihistory, untradition. Refusal to do so is pushing that cohort to band together for survival; and by necessity find (or declare) common cause. This common cause is forced to compete against an all-or-nothing neoliberal doctrine that lumps together all dissent as one dissent; which dissenters must accept as reality even if it's a gross reductive misrepresentation of their specific beliefs. So on the one hand you have the identity politics of liberal left-wing antiracist antihistory prosecuted through credentials, corporate censorship and a critical race confederacy of cunts. And on the other, the conservative traditionalists, the reactionaries, the libertarians, and everyone else: far left socialists to far right ethnonationalists. Conservative traditionalism is the lodestone of the dissenters, whatever the reason for their disloyalty; and as a consequence these traditions - unreasonably attacked, worthy of defenders - draw in the diverse spectrum of non-neoliberals, turning them into (in effect) social conservatives; because where else can they go? What's the point of all this? Perversion of good (human justice instinct) in service of evil (profit) bolstered by clever manipulation of weakness (jealousy, outrage, divisive point scoring, career self-interest, political expediency) kept on track perpetual by capture and consolidation of power by the plutocrat class promising inclusion to the professional class; and innumerable filters, loyalty tests, know your place hurdles to overcome, finite lifespan time devoted to the "cathedral" each year in strengthening the arsenal of policing loyalty and obedience. Against this, atomized opponents must group together to resist, loathe the degraded identarian verities so naturally oppose, find some common cause with other dissenters - set aside aspects of ideology that don't fit - alloying together ultimately as a reactionary conservative counter movement. End result is culture wars equals zero sum. For society that's a disaster, whoever wins; or none. For corporate state it's a recipe for not being accountable while plundering the world.

    Culture Wars as Ersatz Politics
    The culture wars unfold in precisely the same way as the liberal virtue-quest: they are an exciting ersatz politics that seem to be really important but at the conclusion of which voters discover they’ve got little to show for it all besides more free-trade agreements, more bank/finance deregulation, more corporate-government nepotism, and a different prison (or social-apartheid) crackdowns.


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    Culture: Comic Books / Literature
    "Comic book movies are very popular. And small wonder. They are accessible and enticing. Like literary McDonalds. Culturally KFC."


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