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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Google Manifesto kills WAYMO


Seriously, who on Earth is going to want to put their lives in the hands of the freakshows at Google after their diversity circus was exposed to the world this week?

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99 Comments:

Anonymous johnc August 09, 2017 1:02 PM  

The same idiots that voted for Hillary?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother August 09, 2017 1:13 PM  

@1 that's a win win.

Anonymous Lee Hwang August 09, 2017 1:14 PM  

Google needs to be investigated by the god emperor asap.

They are in the process of doubling down and weaponizing customer info for 2020.

The purge of sane people started the same time as tranny rights, and its just getting worse.

Blogger pyrrhus August 09, 2017 1:17 PM  

Seriously, why anyone would ever own or ride in an SJW or Government programmed vehicle is beyond me....

Blogger Sam Lively August 09, 2017 1:21 PM  

In the Google universe, King Arthur would be the one getting tossed off the Bridge of Death for daring to presume a difference in the airspeed velocity of African and European swallows.

Blogger Dave August 09, 2017 1:23 PM  

Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Blogger Aeoli Pera August 09, 2017 1:28 PM  

Self-driving cars, DO NOT WANT. Very happy about this side effect.

Anonymous Tipsy August 09, 2017 1:31 PM  

One of the things I learned early on in talking with lefties (and believe me, I've been around plenty) is they look for every opportunity to call you a N@zi. The desire to condemn is strong in them.

Blogger dadofhomeschoolers August 09, 2017 1:32 PM  

stereotyopes?

Anonymous Longtime Lurker August 09, 2017 1:42 PM  

Game. Set. And Match.

Anonymous VFM #6306 August 09, 2017 1:43 PM  

The car has justyfied homocide on its mind. Stop being a misogyonistic pendant, dadofhomeschoolers.

Blogger kurt9 August 09, 2017 1:47 PM  

The most significant long-term impact of this "manifesto" and the hysterical reaction to it will be to concince the general public that the vast majority of the Google employees really are a bunch of incompetent boops. The few remaining "moonshots", such as Waymo, will be the first casualties of this.

I had an additional reaction to the manifesto and its reaction. It made clear that the vast majority of Google's employees do no useful work whatsoever. This, in turn, reminded me of the aerospace defense contractors in SoCal in the late 80's (when I first came out of college and started work). A lot of the employees there did no useful work either.

This suggests to me that my intuition that the social media companies are, in reality, contractors to the intelligence agencies in a manner very similar to the defense contractors of the 1980's and before. I think there is some corrupt deal where Google, Facebook, and the like are getting money from NSA and CIA for the purposes of spying on us all.

The way these companies rode out the tech crash of the early oughts is suggestive. Remember the tech crash occurred about 2-3 years after the Clinton administration lost its legal fight with PGP over public encryption. I think the intelligence agencies decided to try another tack with the onset of the tech crash, and companies such as Google and Facebook were the beneficiaries.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 09, 2017 1:54 PM  

Is the missionary position a gender stereotype? Asking for a friend.

Blogger Bellguard August 09, 2017 1:57 PM  

The self driving cars were being tested out in my hometown of Austin, TX. I watched them for awhile, and determined that there was no way in hell I was going to ever get behind the wheel of one of those AI-controlled coffins of doom.

Blogger Johnny August 09, 2017 2:01 PM  

kurt9 wrote:This suggests to me that my intuition that the social media companies are, in reality, contractors to the intelligence agencies...

And contractors for other corporations and political interests. The only issue here is how much information they sell and to who.

Anonymous fop August 09, 2017 2:03 PM  

That's what happens when you tune the radio to Rush Limbaugh.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 09, 2017 2:07 PM  

@11
The car has justyfied homocide on its mind.

Are you going to be here all week? I always tip my waiter.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 09, 2017 2:08 PM  

@4
Seriously, why anyone would ever own or ride in an SJW or Government programmed vehicle is beyond me....

Why would anyone carpool to drive in the HOV lane?

Anonymous Athor Pel August 09, 2017 2:10 PM  

"12. Blogger kurt9 August 09, 2017 1:47 PM
...
I think there is some corrupt deal where Google, Facebook, and the like are getting money from NSA and CIA for the purposes of spying on us all.
...
"


It's an outsourcing deal. Just like extraordinary rendition and the fact that Snowden wasn't a direct employee but a contractor working through Booz Allen Hamilton.

If anybody is interested in the subject a good place to start is with one of the oldest government body shops, SAIC.

https://infogalactic.com/info/Science_Applications_International_Corporation

Blogger Monty James August 09, 2017 2:10 PM  

Alexa:"The hate speech you just committed is in violation of our Terms Of Service Agreement. New destination: Federal Diversity Center C-29. The doors have been locked for your safety."

"Recalculating."

Blogger Monty James August 09, 2017 2:15 PM  

Or Google Assistant or Siri or whatever. Me stupid.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener August 09, 2017 2:17 PM  

@19 The entire crazy train runs on Fed fiat-credit currency. It won't stop until the currency crashes.

Blogger Monty James August 09, 2017 2:20 PM  

The thing about autonomous vehicles of any sort that puzzles me is that I can't see how the manufacturers escape taking the entire burden of liability upon themselves. Human piloted vehicles put a lot of the load, and consequences for accidents or injury, upon the drivers and owners.

Ah, well, nothing that contributing to Democrats and GOPes running for office can't put to rest.

Blogger Timmy3 August 09, 2017 2:24 PM  

I would think they'd lock you out of your car. They will make your car inoperable. "Due to safety of all passengers, your vehicle is no longer safe for travel on diverse streets. Please seek other forms of transgender- portation."

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener August 09, 2017 2:32 PM  

@4 Big business will lobby to either make self-driving vehicles mandatory or severely hike insurance for human-driven vehicles. There's no need to rely on free market action to sell these rolling garbage heaps.

Anonymous jenningsfranklin August 09, 2017 2:33 PM  

Misogynistic pendants make terrible Valentine gifts.

Anonymous PAC August 09, 2017 2:35 PM  

It's all coming out. What a year.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-09/fired-googler-speaks-out-googles-potentially-illegal-practices-recorded-meetings-and

Anonymous jenningsfranklin August 09, 2017 2:35 PM  

I've occasionally hired a cheap hooker in my neighborhood to use the HOV lane. Late for work is late for work.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 09, 2017 2:43 PM  

Self-driving cars. (Hah!)

Imagine you're sitting at a red light. Lequisha's baby-daddy pulls up to your left, sees her current BF in the car to your right, drops the passenger window and raises a .357 magnum.

"Google, I'm about to be shot at a traffic light. Please blow the light."

"Sorry, Mr. Smith. The light is still red and, while I see there are no cars coming in either direction, it is against the law to move forward."

Self-driving combined harvesters are here.
Self-driving mining vehicles (trucks, miners, etc.) are here.
Self-driving OTR trucks? Maybe within a few years.
Self-driving cars? Don't bet on that unless this Long Credit Mania still has at least 10 years left in it.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener August 09, 2017 2:45 PM  

"Self-driving combined harvesters are here."

Complete with nightmarish mandatory software updates, I've heard.

Blogger Dave August 09, 2017 2:45 PM  

I've occasionally hired a cheap hooker in my neighborhood to use the HOV lane.

Huh, I always assumed most of them would prefer back alleys or cheap hotels. It does explain the erratic driving I've seen from time to time in the HOV lanes.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 09, 2017 2:47 PM  

I say again; what Google did "top line" is no big deal.

But interfering with a person's employment after they have left your firm, if not covered by a non-compete or other contractual arrangement, is EASY-PEASY civil suit platinum.

That these IDIOTS cackled about blackballing people ON COMPANY EMAIL (or even in private FB/Twtr feeds) might as well have painted Kick Me signs all over their faces.

I see quite literally hundreds of millions of dollars of damages (and eye-popping settlements once the dam breaks) as a given here.

Blogger modsquad August 09, 2017 2:48 PM  

Well, that didn't take long...

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/08/google-women-discrimination-class-action-lawsuit

Blogger Dave August 09, 2017 2:48 PM  

fop wrote:That's what happens when you tune the radio to Rush Limbaugh.

Do you honestly think that program would be available?

Blogger Brian S August 09, 2017 2:49 PM  

look at that car identify as a plane, so brave!

Anonymous Grayman August 09, 2017 2:54 PM  

A can of white spray paint and a can of black, and you can trivially cause an autonomous car to crash. it would take about 30 seconds to setup some nasty head-on collisions.

Anonymous BBGKB August 09, 2017 2:55 PM  

Imagine you're sitting at a red light. Lequisha's baby-daddy pulls up to your left, sees her current BF in the car to your right, drops the passenger window and raises a .357 magnum.

Carjackings have done things like push an empty baby carriage in front of cars, now all they will need to do is throw a cardboard box with aluminum foil stapled to it for the car to stop.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 09, 2017 2:57 PM  

@30, I can't speak to that. One of my sons is in a parallel industry and points out that the guy you see sitting in the combine as it harvests is basically a passenger. GPS and other systems already determine how the crops are planted, nurtured and harvested.

The real money is in self-operating mining machines, and crewless ocean-going freighters are, as I read it, almost here, too (just in time for international trade to all but cease.)

Trust. It all rests on trust, and trust is a herd-level phenomenon. Under one set of conditions, people ignore piles of corpses produced by "high tech." Under a different set of (social mood) conditions, a dead raccoon on Hwy 66 is "one death too many" and the whole notion gets scrapped.

We live in a time when everyone thinks every Buck Rogers gizmo will be superseded by another in minutes. People think "we went to the moon in the 1960's, we'll go to Mars soon."

Ain't Gonna Happen.

Fixations with "high tech" are nothing new. They occur at tops. The length, breadth and depth of this one, occurring despite positively gangrenous underlying economic fundamentals (e.g., unimaginable debt, utter indifference to toxic environmental effects, etc.) adds credence to the belief that this TOP is a once-in-300-years event (and that it will be followed by a "bear market" commensurate with that.)

Anonymous Grayman August 09, 2017 3:00 PM  

@29 DC

Self-driving combined harvesters are here.
Self-driving mining vehicles (trucks, miners, etc.) are here.
Self-driving OTR trucks? Maybe within a few years.
Self-driving cars? Don't bet on that unless this Long Credit Mania still has at least 10 years left in it.


They key variable is "controlled environments". Farming, Mining and any other enviroment that can be isolated relative to the immediate operation is ripe for automation. "open" environments where there are multiple agents using more then 1 set of rules for interaction and automation rapidly becomes suicidal.
Go back to the 90's and the original proposals were for autonomous driving in dedicated lanes / environments that would be physically separated from non-autonomous traffic. That would work but be much more expensive to implement.

Anonymous Grayman August 09, 2017 3:04 PM  

@38 DC @30 Noah

From what I have heard from some software guys, the hacking of the software for the farm equipment is a very nice "gray" industry that is developing.

Blogger dienw August 09, 2017 3:05 PM  

OT but very curious in light of the current dust up: Google sells robotics company to Japan.

Blogger CM August 09, 2017 3:07 PM  

Timmy3 August 09, 2017 2:24 PM
I would think they'd lock you out of your car. They will make your car inoperable. "Due to safety of all passengers, your vehicle is no longer safe for travel on diverse streets. Please seek other forms of transgender- portation."


Sex change offered in vehicle?

So that's what happens to men who buy priuses...

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club August 09, 2017 3:07 PM  

All this self-operating machinery reminds me of the one thing I always wonder about the "futuristic" Star Trek ships: why did the Enterprise have "more than 400" crew members? What were they all doing that even a 60's computer couldn't handle?

Noah B's hit the nail on the head above: the insurance companies will squeeze hard on anyone who doesn't want to hand over their autonomy to their cars, and plenty of other businesses and .gov will be right there with them. Anyone opposition will be derided as "reactionary Luddites" and self-driving disasters will be hushed up or blamed on "human error", just like any evidence contrary to "Globull Wahming" is.

Blogger Avalanche August 09, 2017 3:09 PM  

@14 "the wheel of one of those AI-controlled coffins of doom."

Blue Screen of (literally!) Death

Blogger dc.sunsets August 09, 2017 3:10 PM  

@40 What do I harp about all the time? Trust.

People look today at the Internet, Smartphones, etc. and think it's all permanent. I look at complex systems all but impossible to secure, ripe for criminality at every level (official and freelance) and existing ONLY because we steep in a cesspool of idiot-level social trust.

When that trust goes away (and unless trees grow to the sky and perpetual motion machines are real, it will), I anticipate that the Internet (and tech in general) will be seen as intensely malevolent and malign.

Will people still consent to use them at all? I wouldn't be too sure about that.

Technology today looks to the average person like nothing but magic. Examine the Cargo Cult level of thinking that surrounds us, and imagine it is applied to see today's "white magic" as nothing but "black magic."

I have great difficulty even imagining the consequences of the inevitable time that this mania of social trust disappears.

Anonymous Grayman August 09, 2017 3:12 PM  

DC

Automation of OTR trucking makes hijacking cargoes much more lucrative.... I'd image you'd see a spike in cargo thefts. Fairly easy to pull off and with no human driver MUCH less risk. Consider the value of 1 OTR truck carrying certain pharmaceuticals and the risk/profit equation shifts rapidly once you take a human driver out of the equation.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 09, 2017 3:13 PM  

@44 early versions of the control systems for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner were essentially touchscreens.

As I understood it, "high tech" in commercial aircraft was still 8086-processor based until quite recently. My takeaway was that something had to be around for decades before it was deemed trustworthy enough to incorporate into aircraft.

I don't know what that means now.

Blogger Dave August 09, 2017 3:14 PM  

dc.sunsets wrote:@40 What do I harp about all the time?

Oh oh I know this one... bubbles?

Blogger dc.sunsets August 09, 2017 3:20 PM  

@46, so true. Recall that rather recently a boxcar full of (I kid you not) AR15s and pistols was looted in an unguarded rail yard in Chicago.

Everything is breaking down, or obtaining a condition so fragile that the slightest nudge will tip it into collapse. Civil Asset Forfeiture, the Blue Line of Silence, trigger-happy Diversity hires (plus Diversity-associated felony arrests of cops) and such all are undermining the necessary public trust of the enforcement apparatus of Order.

A nation half-full of individuals armed and ready to defend themselves is NOT AN ORDERLY PLACE. A shared set of observed rules is essential, and we're witnessing its utter dismantling right in front of our eyes.

It scares the hell out of anyone with a clue. The social trust required to establish the "rules" cannot exist in "diversity." So any period of chaos that results MUST continue until homogeneity of geographic polity is reestablished.

This promises a whole lot of trouble. Self-driving vehicles will be below Absolute Zero on the list of priorities whenever this Long Boom finally busts.

Anonymous roughcoat August 09, 2017 3:21 PM  

Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club wrote:All this self-operating machinery reminds me of the one thing I always wonder about the "futuristic" Star Trek ships: why did the Enterprise have "more than 400" crew members? What were they all doing that even a 60's computer couldn't handle?

They had about 20 important people and 380+ redshirts. It's the standard five year supply for Federation vessels.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 09, 2017 3:22 PM  

Oh oh I know this one... bubbles?
(sheepishly) Time to listen for a while.

Anonymous Unamused Flyover Resident August 09, 2017 3:23 PM  

In every age and era witch/heretic hunting is a popular pastime - particularly by those who like to consider themselves enlightened.

Blogger Cloom Glue August 09, 2017 3:26 PM  

@12 Speaking of moonshots, maybe I am the last one to notice James Damore (italian)
means James By Moon. I am led to believe there are Easter eggs everywhere in this blob and forum.

Anonymous Unamused Flyover Resident August 09, 2017 3:28 PM  

#35 - My kingdom for an upvote button!

Anonymous Grayman August 09, 2017 3:28 PM  

@49 DC

Its pretty funny, the house is burning around us with a raging fire and we are more interested in pretty baubles than the gas line that could go off at any minute.


So any period of chaos that results MUST continue until homogeneity of geographic polity is reestablished.
Thats where this: https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/index.html
might be useful

This promises a whole lot of trouble. Self-driving vehicles will be below Absolute Zero on the list of priorities whenever this Long Boom finally busts.

Oh, i don't know about that, they would make fabulous "improvised weapons delivery systems".

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener August 09, 2017 3:30 PM  

@40 I've heard about hacking farm equipment firmware too. Don't know anyone who's done it but I hope they can pull it off safely.

Having an iPhone bricked is annoying, but having your combine bricked at the wrong time would be disastrous.

Blogger Kallmunz August 09, 2017 3:39 PM  

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Blogger Kallmunz August 09, 2017 3:43 PM  

Let’s face it what does Google or Apple have left to contribute? This is a job for the Black Knight. What if the ELOE began to point out the percentage of straight white males in the world vs the percentage of the same working in the upper echelons of these two companies (including upper management, designers, and coders). What if the ELOE celebrated the fact that we have already won, that the SJWs will always be under our control as witnessed by these two companies? What if the ELOE pointed out to the SJWs that they will always be second class citizens in Silicon Valley, always under the thumb of the cis-white-maies? Could we push them to hire more LGBTQXYZ+ into more prominent positions in the company, somewhere where they could have a real effect?
Would it be worth it to take these two down?

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr August 09, 2017 3:44 PM  

I don't think these software companies have any idea of just how robust the testing for safety-of-flight (or drive) software needs to be. Not for full autonomy.

Blogger Nate August 09, 2017 3:50 PM  

headless cars are literally the dumbest idea in human history.

outside of perhaps Islam.

Blogger James Dixon August 09, 2017 3:50 PM  

> Go back to the 90's and the original proposals were for autonomous driving in dedicated lanes / environments that would be physically separated from non-autonomous traffic. That would work but be much more expensive to implement.

That should be the requirement to allow self driving trucks. Even better to give them their own roads, paid for by taxes on the businesses involved.

Anonymous Grayman August 09, 2017 3:53 PM  

@59 Napoleon

No they dont. There are already copious examples of underacted software bugs causing accidents in current drive-by-wire- cars.

Forget flight-testing, even hold autonomous cars to the same level of testing that pharma has to do with their computer systems (few people realize how extensive it is).
21 CFR Part 11 compliance would put self-driving car back by 10 years but should be the minimum requirement, and that isnt even to flight standards.
CFR

Anonymous Viiidad August 09, 2017 3:59 PM  

Nate wrote:headless cars are literally the dumbest idea in human history.

outside of perhaps Islam.


And Islam is also a fan of headlessness.

Anonymous Rebel Yell August 09, 2017 4:02 PM  

A new Rebels of Google installment:

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/08/09/rebels-of-google-management-verge-of-tears-trump-win/

Blogger Stephen St. Onge August 09, 2017 4:07 PM  

Lots of Leftists will want to do it, to signal their virtue. Once enough Darwin awards have been won, though...

Blogger Stilicho August 09, 2017 4:09 PM  

Ok, I laughed. But yeah.

As for headless cars, the signals are fairly easy to jam, even for amateurs and their automatic safety stops are problematic when every car around them is trying to pull the same stunt. To say nothing of hacking and malware or even good old fashioned engineering flaws.

Blogger Feather Blade August 09, 2017 4:09 PM  

roughcoat wrote:They had about 20 important people and 380+ redshirts. It's the standard five year supply for Federation vessels.

They have to do something with the wreckers who can't live quietly in a post-scarcity, cradle-to-grave-care economy...

Blogger 4499 August 09, 2017 4:23 PM  

It says in the brochure for the car that from the driver's seat, you can lick all the windows without having to unfasten your seat belt. Nice.

Blogger Mocheirge August 09, 2017 4:26 PM  

dc.sunsets wrote:@40People look today at the Internet, Smartphones, etc. and think it's all permanent. I look at complex systems all but impossible to secure, ripe for criminality at every level (official and freelance) and existing ONLY because we steep in a cesspool of idiot-level social trust.

Speaking of "idiot-level social trust", doesn't driving on a public road require almost that? You're assuming that every other person follows the same traffic standards as you and that they have no ill intentions towards you. Driverless cars is simply the ad extremum of high social trust.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener August 09, 2017 4:27 PM  

@66 A tiny bit of spray paint in the right places and the current incarnation of the self-driving car is rendered useless.

Blogger DemonicProfessorEl August 09, 2017 4:33 PM  

Self driving cars, or vehicles in general, are only as good as the insurance liabilities that the governments sucks from. Certain communities/demographics will up those costs, thus driving down external command on them.

They'd probably stick the liability costs with the "driver" rather than the person/event that caused the accident.

On top of that, most of these tech companies are little more than patent trolls and feudal morons who "rent" their tech, so you would never "own" the car.

When we ask "Is it good for the *Meows*?" in this case - only temporarily while litigations sit for a few years. After that, when it hits the *lawyers* in the wallet, we'll see AI cars disappear for the most part.

Besides, what *lawyer* or *executive* would bang his hookers in an AI car that's only rented and can record/spy on the the whole affair?

Blogger Ingot9455 August 09, 2017 4:34 PM  

Imagine the Russian dashcam videos of the AI cars.

Blogger DemonicProfessorEl August 09, 2017 4:37 PM  

@72 Ingot9455

It would be joyous.

Anonymous My name is Nate Higgers August 09, 2017 4:43 PM  

@12
It's believable.

I don't want to give too many details and risk doxxing myself, but a few years back I worked in a business in a certain mitten-shaped state to which Google had outsourced certain "customer service" functions, on the "call center" model.

The outsourced business was stuck to the government teat, getting a fat Vocational Rehabilitation Tax Credit welfare check for each convicted felon they employed--so they had 600+ employees and fewer than 120 phones. The surplus labor were instructed to sit down on tiny plastic chairs that appeared to have been surplussed from an elementary school, arranged in neat rows in the hallways, and wait for someone to sign out to go take a leak, then run immediately to his cubicle and log in. Your tax dollars at work.

90% of the employees were daily bussed in from Detroit. Most had records as long as your arm. Few of them could read or write. Fewer could pronounce the big words in the customer service scripts. Fewer still were willing to sit on tiny bright yellow plastic chairs made for second-graders in the hallways, so they roamed in packs of twenty, interrupting ongoing phone calls with whooping and clapping and laughing and YO YO YO WUZZUP MAH NIGGA, DID JOO SEE DAT WHITE BITCH ASS, I'M-A FUCK DAT WHITE BITCH ASS. Customers could not make themselves heard over the shucking and jiving. In addition to this there were death threats made against managers for "disrespecting" the "yoots," there were constant fights and vandalism, cars were broken into in the parking lot in broad daylight, the restrooms were besmeared with feces and ankle-deep in urine, and there was brazen, broad-daylight drug dealing in the hallways and parking lots every payday.

The pimply-faced college-child "managers" had no control and did not manage anything, so they amused themselves by running about the aisles armed with water pistols and squirting one another, when they weren't out in the parking lots blabbing on their cell phones.

Google tolerated this for years, because "diversity" and "social justice," and only severed the contract in 2014 because the white code-monkeys were afraid to go to the Google office on the premises. They feared for their safety, apparently. DASS RAYCISS!

Blogger Dave August 09, 2017 5:01 PM  

I believe it was yesterday's Darkstream where Vox said "True Diversity" would lead to hiring retards.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 09, 2017 5:14 PM  

OT

Introducing the BitCoen. Can't make stuff like this up, nobody would believe it.

Anonymous Pray for me St Damore August 09, 2017 5:15 PM  

Wired article on Google gender pay gaps:

Wired - Google Department of Labor Pay Gap Article


Quoted piece from article:

"Even without the anecdotes, Herold says her office could bring a statistical-based enforcement using the data. She told WIRED that preliminary analysis showed 6 to 7 standard deviations between pay for men and women in nearly every job classification."

6 to 7 standard deviations - yeah, this sure looks like sound reporting and analysis to me.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 09, 2017 5:30 PM  

A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:Introducing the BitCoen. Can't make stuff like this up, nobody would believe it.
There's all kind of vanity cryptocurrencies now. Fuck coin (so you can give a Fuck), ad nauseam.
(((Certain people))) see how well Satoshi made out on Bitcoin and want to replicate his pyramidal success. Once the pattern was established, it became a matter of marketing, and, what's better than marketing of secret untraceable transactions to Jews?

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot August 09, 2017 5:49 PM  

VOLKSWAGEN NUMBER FIVE IS ALIVE! NO DISASSEMBLE!

:-)

Blogger Rodger James August 09, 2017 5:52 PM  

@13 That's a religious stereotype you NAZI!!! ;)

Blogger Wanda Sherratt August 09, 2017 5:57 PM  

@53 "Speaking of moonshots, maybe I am the last one to notice James Damore (italian) means James By Moon."

I only know opera Italian, but I'm pretty sure that his name would translate as something like James the Lover.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener August 09, 2017 6:24 PM  

@74 Looking on the bright side, at least you experienced the best that diversity has to offer.

Anonymous Laz August 09, 2017 7:20 PM  

Dad said he used reliable autopilot extensively in the F-4's he flew in the late 60-70's and it's only gotten better in the decades since.

46. Grayman " Consider the value of 1 OTR truck carrying certain pharmaceuticals..."

While the premise is correct the subject isn't. Pharmaceuticals rarely see OTR trucks. They are air freighted in 60 X 30 cardboard boxes, taken to the distribution center in a bobtail (box truck), then distributed to smaller vehicles. That doesn't mean that the declared value wasn't several million dollars.

69. Mocheirge "Speaking of "idiot-level social trust", doesn't driving on a public road require almost that? You're assuming that every other person follows the same traffic standards as you and that they have no ill intentions towards you."

No way! I assume everyone else driving is an idiot.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 09, 2017 7:26 PM  

Laz wrote:No way! I assume everyone else driving is an idiot.
When my old man taught me to drive, he said "Never make the mistake of assuming that the other guy isn't actively trying to kill you."

Words to live by, and not just in driving.

Blogger Thucydides August 09, 2017 7:28 PM  

@45
I think the reaction is simply going to be the reestablishment of tribalism in order to operate in units large enough to get things done without being so large that you don't know who you're interacting with.

In the tech realm, I can see large scale social media platforms being supplemented and eventually replaced by small "subscriber based" platforms. some may even require a premium to subscribe , or to subscribe to the "good" areas, and maybe only after extensive vetting by the site owners.

Neighbourhood watches, community associations and old style service clubs like the Rotary will return in modified forms, mostly redesigned to make entry barriers high and keep out the sorts of people who don't contribute. Private security forces, private medical plans or even clinics and so on will all spring up to cater to the demands of small groups of people who are looking for "trusted" service providers.

This is almost entirely predictable as the units of trust are actually rather small. The Military actually replicates this by historical accident: a 6-13 man squad is about the size of a family unit, a 30-40 man platoon is an extended family unit, and a 100 man company is a tribe. Larger military organizations like battalions and regiments grew out of the industrial age (before that, a large military force was assembled by hiring or creating individual companies together).

So in the short to medium term, the Progressives and their toxic destruction of high trust societies and institutions is pushing us back to the Early Renaissance, if not the late middle ages. Recreating high trust societies will be a long and difficult task.

"Trust: The Social Virtues and The Creation of Prosperity" by Francis Fukuyama takes a very good look at this, and the subtle differences between China, Korea and Japan, which look superficially similar, make all the difference between a high performing high trust society and a low performing low trust society. We break the high trust society and institution at our peril.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 09, 2017 7:41 PM  

Thucydides wrote:Private security forces, private medical plans or even clinics and so on will all spring up to cater to the demands of small groups of people who are looking for "trusted" service providers.
Look up "concierge Medical plan", where you pay a retainer to the doctor, and he limits the size of his practice to ensure that he is available on demand, with only a couple of hundred patients. you get a much higher level of care, and your retainer payments cover co-pays, consults, and everything that a local clinic will do that isn't covered by insurance.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 09, 2017 7:45 PM  

@85
Larger military organizations like battalions and regiments grew out of the industrial age (before that, a large military force was assembled by hiring or creating individual companies together).


Don't tell the Romans. Or the Chinese.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 09, 2017 7:53 PM  

@85
So in the short to medium term, the Progressives and their toxic destruction of high trust societies and institutions is pushing us back to the Early Renaissance, if not the late middle ages. Recreating high trust societies will be a long and difficult task.

Nah, it's more tribal than that and less thinking. More like Pol Pot's Cambodia, where Current Year is always Year Zero.

Anonymous MegaAvalon August 09, 2017 9:27 PM  

"Sir, you're not entering an accident, this vehicle is identifying as an attack helicopter! Please stay calm and tolerant!"

Blogger Ken Prescott August 09, 2017 10:03 PM  

A good primer to the intelligence outsourcing mess is Tom Shorrock's Spies for Hire.

Anonymous Icicle August 09, 2017 11:19 PM  

the restrooms were besmeared with feces and ankle-deep in urine

That is actually a bit of an accomplishment.

Anonymous Laz August 09, 2017 11:32 PM  

"Look up "concierge Medical plan"..."

Our general practitioner did that a couple of years ago but we don't pay a retainer.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 10, 2017 1:58 AM  

@56
"Having an iPhone bricked is annoying, but having your combine bricked at the wrong time would be disastrous."

If you can afford a combine, then you can afford to have a dozen backup EEPROM chips, and an EEPROM copier... hell, HUNDREDS.

Blogger Dirk Manly August 10, 2017 2:00 AM  

@61

"That should be the requirement to allow self driving trucks. Even better to give them their own roads, paid for by taxes on the businesses involved."

We've had such things since the 1820's. They're called railroads.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 10, 2017 2:50 AM  

Dirk Manly wrote:We've had such things since the 1820's. They're called railroads.
And honestly, the labor cost of the driver on a freight train moving ten thousand tons of freight is marginal at best.

Anonymous Icicle August 10, 2017 6:02 AM  

This train has no brakes.

Blogger Banjo August 10, 2017 11:19 AM  

The train is fine.

Anonymous AB.Prosper August 10, 2017 4:23 PM  

A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:OT

Introducing the BitCoen. Can't make stuff like this up, nobody would believe it.


There is a crypto-currency called as fuck as well apparently so you can give a fuck. It would be quite appropriate if prostitutes took it by wisely they prefer cold hard cash

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales August 12, 2017 8:24 PM  

@43

"All this self-operating machinery reminds me of the one thing I always wonder about the "futuristic" Star Trek ships: why did the Enterprise have "more than 400" crew members? What were they all doing that even a 60's computer couldn't handle?"

To be fair, 1960's ocean going ships, like today, have crews of hundreds and thousands, and also to be fair to Star Trek, as much as I loathe it, as much of a lefty and leftist piece of drek even the older, better stuff was and as much of a CIA operative Roddenberry likely was, there are space operas with considerably more crew members in their ships (take star wars, for instance, where a single one of the 25,000 Imperial Class Star Destroyers built had a crew of thousands).

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