7 thoughts on “Twitter cuts (#125)

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040zfr0
    A bitter ideological battle is being fought for control over the virtual currency’s future. Can it survive if it doesn’t expand to accommodate more users and transactions?
    Meanwhile, banks and others are using Bitcoin’s underlying technology to develop their own products and services. Does the blockchain ultimately have more potential?
    The Bitcoin impasse has led to some high-profile defections, including that of former core developer Mike Hearn. He tells Rory Cellan-Jones why he thinks the experiment has failed.
    They are joined by Alex Waters, co-founder of Bitcoin investment firm Coin Apex, and Melanie Swan, a philosopher and economic theorist at the New School for Social Research in New York.

  2. malicious ontology hijacking.

    ‘Ontology hijacking is problematic in that it vastly increases the amount of statements that are materialised and can potentially harm inferencing on data contributed by other parties. With respect to materialisation, the former issue becomes prominent: instance data published using concepts from popular/ core ontologies get translated into a plethora of conceptual models described in obscure ontologies; we quantify the problem in Section E However, taking precautions against harmful ontology hijacking is growing more and more important as the Semantic Web features more and more attention; motivation for spamming and other malicious activity propagates amongst certain parties with ontology hijacking being a prospective avenue. With this in mind, we assign sole responsibility for the concepts and thus the semantics of their instances of the concepts to those who maintain the authoritative specification.’
    The Semantic Web
    3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference, ASWC 2008, Bangkok, Thailand, December 8-11, 2008. Proceedings

  3. #126
    Frank Pasquale ‏@FrankPasquale 16h16 hours ago
    Substitutive #AI sees wages as damage & routs around them (inspired by Nick Land, Meltdown)

  4. There’s a reason why instances of liberal thought are few and far in between outside of Christendom. As a matter of fact, apart from Mazdak the Younger and Chinese philosophers’ I’m more humanitarian than you holiness spirals I’m not aware of any. Traditional Christianity’s mechanism of acquiring holiness was through fasting and prayer (it’s, of course, much more complicated than that, but it’ll serve as zeroth order approximation). There are only so many hours in a day, so that sets a limit on amount of prayer, and fasting has inherent physiological limits to it; all of that made spirals impossible. Early Puritans equated amount of holiness with amount of material wealth, problem only came when wealth was replaced with humanitarianism. So, the problem begins when humanitarianism replaces whatever measure of holiness the memeplex in question previously had. It’s not limited to Puritanism or any other Protestantism (obviously enough, when one looks at the state of Vatican today).

    • holiness=mortification?
      let’s get real like all the world’s religions the various chirstianites were and largely are cargo-cults.

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