Category Archives: Business and entrepreneurship

I always have at least 2-3 business ideas I’m working on. It takes money to get things cracking, and gee ain’t “get a job” useless advice in this job market. Random ideas, thoughts, plans, etc., in relation to my own business ideas, and any other innovative production-oriented or organizational technologies. Trade policy, social change and the view that production should be a process of creation and collaboration that ultimately serves both public and private interests often guide my thoughts in this regard. Every day is the beginning of the rest of your life, and exciting opportunities may always arise from the most unexpected circumstances.

Alternative lame conclusion not willingly forthcoming

Some metals linked to certain organic molecules in 1, 2 and 3D frameworks have properties that enable them to easily capture and hold on to water molecules. This can be as high as up to 80% of weight for the … Continue reading

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Fixations on trade balance (e.g., balance with each partner) is especially dumb for the country of the main international reserve currency

Active management of trade policy to have equal imports/exports on each trade account with trading partners (or even the aggregate trade account) tends to lead to bad economic policy that is mostly politically motivated (e.g., getting contracts for friends). The … Continue reading

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Would you put the same toll operator in charge of both the roads and who may be visited via their use?

Bell wants the right to block websites in the absence of legal process, putting the onus on startup website operators to take on the largest media corporation in the country to defend their legal and fair use of materials, as … Continue reading

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“AI is destroying our free will …”

AI is destroying our free will. Replacing human curation with data-backed judgment narrows our perspective in a way that chokes our social and economic choices. also … When our choices are constrained to narrow trajectories of consumption, relationships, news, and … Continue reading

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CIA and NSA funding seeded Google founders first research in that direction

This article outlines an interesting but generally unknown detail at the origins of Google, namely that CIA and NSA funding was at the origins of first research leading towards Google, via university research grants. It also addresses how this made … Continue reading

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How your local cause stalking interest group (e.g., Nazis, anti-Nazis, mysogynists, feminists, socialists, anti-socialists, capitalists, anti-capitalists, etc.) could use off-the-shelf drone hardware to assassinate you using facial recognition

Drones can now be readily outfitted with facial recognition technologies for assassination purposes, as demonstrated by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who believe that the general public and also defense policymakers are insufficiently aware of the risk.   What … Continue reading

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Guide for “Fair Use” (USA) in non-fiction

For practical purposes, “Fair Use” in Canada is much more empowering than in the US, in part due to a Supreme Court ruling that educational uses (e.g., not for profit) should be interpreted in the most liberal manner possible. For those … Continue reading

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Chilean saltpeter mining experience, not technocratic expertise, may explain its effective macroeconomic management of resource wealth

Why is Chile an exception to the rule among non-Western countries, whose macroeconomic management of resource wealth enables natural resources-based growth without high inflation or Dutch Disease? Chile is commonly held up as a model for other countries which may … Continue reading

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Russian Facebook ads for polarization purposes (seeds of future revolution), or just to get someone Krelim-friendly into the Whitehouse?

Russian Facebook ads were aimed at Muslims and anti-Muslims, blacks and anti-blacks. Also, Clinton is the devil. Quartz shows a number of images of ads bought by Russia-based entities prior to the 2016 US election.   Also, Reuters reports on … Continue reading

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Toronto designated a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts

Toronto designated a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts

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