24 JAN 2014 by ideonexus

 Example of How Language Affects Thought

Another way of describing the revolution in physics is to say that the key moves and acts, physicists do not care; 'matter' to them means 'to matter'. moves and acts, physicists do not care; 'matter' to them means 'to matter', to make a difference. But our language is still geared to express 'states of being', rather than processes. In this connection, also, the German language helps to explain German philosophy. The Germans have been especially prone to hypostatize their abstractions, identi...
Folksonomies: language process
Folksonomies: language process
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Our language is focused on describing states of being rather than processes.

14 OCT 2013 by ideonexus

 The Implications of a Facebook Bankruptcy

One reason companies like Facebook should be interested in what I am proposing is that planning a regulation regime is better than morphing involuntarily into a dull regulated utility, which is what would probably happen otherwise. Suppose Facebook never gets good enough at snatching the “advertising” business from Google. That’s still a possibility as I write this. In that event, Facebook could go into decline, which would present a global emergency. It’s not an outlandish scenario....
Folksonomies: social media
Folksonomies: social media
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People would lose their friends, contacts, and much online history.

07 MAR 2012 by ideonexus

 We See the Momentary End-Point of the State of the Earth

In the course of the history of the earth innumerable events have occurred one after another, causing changes of states, all with certain lasting consequences. This is the basis of our developmental law, which, in a nutshell, claims that the diversity of phenomena is a necessary consequence of the accumulation of the results of all individual occurrences happening one after another... The current state of the earth, thus, constitutes the as yet most diverse final result, which of course repre...
Folksonomies: causation
Folksonomies: causation
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What we see on our planet is the result of a several-billion-year accumulation of events.

28 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 Adam Smith Defends Taxes

The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. The expense of government to the individuals of a great nation, is like the expense of management to the joint tenants of a great estate, who are all obliged to contribute in proportion to their respective interests in the estate.
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Which should be proportional to a person's monetary interest in the country. The more of America you own, the more you have for the government to protect.

03 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 The Importance of Antitrust

...governments and communities have to establish and enforce strong antitrust laws--which is basically fighting any group that gets too large and usurps power. Antitrust fosters decentralization of power, whether from government or business hands. Right now, antitrust authorities are already cooperating across borders in a number of cases, including worldwide companies such as Microsoft and Beoing. But it's hard for any establishment--including governments-to enforce antitrust with enthusiasm...
Folksonomies: economics antitrust
Folksonomies: economics antitrust
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The importance and difficulty of preventing any organization from becoming so large as to dominate the system.

03 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 ISPs Can Be Regulated Like Banks

The closest analogy to how ISPs operate on the Net is how banks operate on the terrestrial plane today. In most countries, banks are highly regulated, and they have a duty (in most countries) to know their customers. Although their primary mission is to serve their customers, to some extent they operate as (sometimes reluctant) arms of government. They are supposed to report not just illegal transaction, but also questionable ones--whenever someone shows up with more than $10,000 in cash, for...
Folksonomies: www internet web policy
Folksonomies: www internet web policy
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In order to Bank in the United States, the company agrees to abide by certain rules and reporting practices, ISPs could be subjected to the same.