BenTrem tweeted on 2011-01-16

  • Before I designed my system I talked with bla-yada-blah types because *shrug* they had information. Since I designed my system … aaaargh! #
  • CPAC is airing Senate video conference with anti-terrorist expert. Gawd … I'd forgotten what thoughtful speech sounded like! #
  • Since our beliefs identify us with the group/s we favor, we actually /don't/ want to engage in reality testing. Just #HumanNature is all. #
  • part 2 – And that's the thing about "personality politics": folk cling to beliefs because of social grouping, not for truth value. Is all. #
  • "Norwegian Defence Research Establishment" (FFI) > http://bit.ly/ezj4wH < #
  • @wallybock *sigh* … shows I wast my time with "data != info". *head/desk* > http://bit.ly/g5yWOW < A-list is refractory. in reply to wallybock #
  • @wallybock Let me parse this. I write "data != info" and you reply to me saying, "Data and information are not the same." *blink* #FAIL in reply to wallybock #
  • @JohnFMoore Triage is one part, of course. Which is to say that, given realpolitik, they invariably devote themselves to truth? #SideBar in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore More to the point, I concentrate on praxis … and what I get is red-herrings and marketing. Or silence. #realpolitik in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • #ThinkPiece – "Why Does Al-Qaeda Have a Problem With Norway?" > http://bit.ly/apVgRC < (TheAtlantic.com) #
  • I noticed (35yrs ago) after an public conference a) folk were pleased w/their fresh new views but b) understanding hadn't increased. #
  • @JohnFMoore :-) "YR, like I've never heard that one before" suppressed for reasons of tact / diplomacy. *G* cheers –ben in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @motownmutt I'm glad to have a hard tech / mil background. The way to cure Charlie Foxtrot is to un-f*ck it with extreme prejudice. #poison in reply to motownmutt #
  • @JohnFMoore heh … w/respect I'll ping you with a couple of others using bit.ly … by way of context. ^5 in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @motownmutt p.s. here's 1 that came to me out of nowhere … faved it immediately *snicker* > http://bit.ly/gZsX57 < #Popularity in reply to motownmutt #
  • @JohnFMoore When I'm fed up: http://bit.ly/gWkNIK < but when I'm in _techne_ mode: http://bit.ly/gum3tt < "Scholastic" is behind me. Past. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • Talking about Parkinsons with ethologist Dr Fentress we got into "organization of movement" and I brought up fractals/self-similarity. #win #
  • Think of this: a "fact" seems to be a point in "knowledge phase-space", but when you look closer huh huh it's as fuzzy as "truth"! *giggle* #
  • My solution? *shrug* Both "fact" and "truth" are as though "strange attractor" in that phase space. So /neither/ are points. No brainer. #
  • @JohnFMoore Oh, hey, something vernacular (FWIW, of course) http://groundplane.wordpress.com/gp-101 … as obvious as velcro. *grin* in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @motownmutt BTW: CF is not a trivial human phenom. There are all sortsa reasons folk uhhh collaborate. (I did both cog- /and/ social-psych.) in reply to motownmutt #
  • When you celebrate someone's more than slightly phoney "wow factor" … are you actually trying to say something about yourself? #
  • @cameronreilly I hope you continue with Bradbury. "Illustrated Man" came to me when I was 13 … got me into SciFi /big time/. Asimov/Clarke in reply to cameronreilly #
  • @simonmainwaring 2 faces? I missed something … could only see 1. in reply to simonmainwaring #
  • Oh, I see … manipulation is the norm, but cheating is *tsk-ktsk* beyond the pale. Sihly me. #
  • You ever watch "Dirty Jobs"? That's how I want to see folk with policy decision: no fiction, no failure, just up to your elbows flailing. #
  • Vietnam … a success story in the mold of China: every bit a command economy. #
  • @JohnFMoore I just now caught a bit of Jesse Ventura's "Conspiracy Theory" > http://bit.ly/3alCO5 < Know it? It refreshed my mandate. #flake in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @ayjay Bravo. There's something elemental I've tried to name: paradigmatic opposite of "aggregate". Fragment, fracture, diss-something. in reply to ayjay #
  • When was the last time you had a nuts&bolts point by point discussion about /anything/? Now, tell me again how Social Software helps civics. #
  • @JohnFMoore Mmmm … RFE: the surprising number of Tweeters who are truly engaged; how to cope with dis-aggregation? (Not optimist; praxis!) in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore Yes. I've marketed "Can do MIL-SPEC and FMECA" … so know it's a matter of approaching SMEs. *carnivorous grin* in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @_karmadorje "The fine blossom smells no less sweet being behind bush at the base of the garden wall." We do what we can where we are, yes? in reply to _karmadorje #
  • #FF – To everybody, without exception (even SPAMmers): Mangalam! #
  • @JohnFMoore So shall we explore the social dynamics of marketing? No, not "we". I have 1 life to complete; Decision Support System is my P1. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore Dis-solve the challenge: meet them where they're already at. (35yrs beavering this one problem; I'm pretty quick in Q&A. *G*) in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore The advantage of Heidegger's _techne_ is elemental. Primordial, evuhn. (25c pls!) "Fix" arises existentially ergo bullet proof. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • #Eureka – Scientist conceives of benzene ring while looking at rain drops running down window pane. Was he thinking about them? Betcha not. #
  • @JohnFMoore heh Know what? "Pedant" flag popped but needed it to fit in 140! But yes, we really are /exquisitely/ sensitive to language. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore I don't take it personally. I take it professionally. Folk express interest … glad-handing. But then fall short cuz … cuz. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore "Worldwide growth of #opengov quot; … cynically? Sounds like good reason to short-shrift actual concrete substantial steps. #praxis in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore "Techne" works foundationally because the /precise/ manner in which the problem is stated frames the mmmm solution phase space. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore K … contact. Perhaps. For a moment. Re: "fundamental change" … what's "fundamental" to discourse? to decision making? *grin* in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore D Day planning: "What we'll do is this: invade Europe and defeat the Nazis. Good, done. Next?" huh huh in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore Have you done project management? stage manager in theatre? logistics for music or folk fest? 108K details. Not 1 big lump. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore SideBar(s): 1) I'm sure I regularly sound patronizing. Hope it's more like sharing war stories. 2) short snippets suit me fine. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore 2 or 3 lifetimes … sorry, sync loss. It shouldn't take that long to do "the next thing". For me? I'm defeated; 1 was too many. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore So ok: we judge software by our real experience of the task. So fine. What goes into discourse? What goes into decision? *sigh* in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • I'm sorry folk but even with the best of you I feel like it's all one big party game: how can we avoid Get Things Done unless it's fun $$$. #
  • @JohnFMoore Yepp yepp. Slightly related: my days with RTTY and CW have heh given me a rather eccentric style. In fact it works. nuts&bolts in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore Context: over 3 decades pressing to this 1 end. Sorry, but "let's talk about talking about" is national epidemic. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • If I said I had a new system for dating … I'd be swamped, drowned with queries. Discourse for the sake of civil society? 0 … as in 0.00 #
  • @JohnFMoore I'll grant the point … because I don't thinks it's operational. That it's epidemic is salient. Or should be. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore John, please know there's a practicable design in hand. I.e. under all the *cough* stuff, there's a pony. Thanks. TaTha *G* in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore Ahhh … I sensed a shoal. BubbleIdeas. He and I talked quite a lot before he launched. HeyHo, and so it goes. #
  • @JohnFMoore Arvind and I exchanged dozens of notes. At one point (that specific) he spun off into abstraction and … and that was that! in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore #CosmicFunny – Was trying for an alt way to say "Disfunctional design + doesn't work". I clicked the link on your site. Fail. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • When someone wants their sink fixed, they actually want their sink fixed. With #Gov2 0 it's not like that. Folk want bla-yada and yada-blah. #
  • @Magnuson Nifty. Tried to interest guys working on news feed interested in something like that. Sadly they're about ego. cc: @motownmutt in reply to motownmutt #
  • @novaspivack I saw a documentary about that airport, but a long time ago. I think earthquake standards make construction uber-costly. in reply to novaspivack #
  • @_karmadorje heehee … there's a big beautiful garden Buddha at Gampo Abbey; photos like that abound. (Nice memories!) in reply to _karmadorje #
  • @mashable Speaking of which, have you done an item about @Ushahidi? in reply to mashable #
  • @lancetay "As It Happens" had a long talk with the station manager. Minor caffuffle, but interesting. cc: @adrielhampton in reply to adrielhampton #
  • @SamLawrence I imagine myself in the hills of Cape Breton, splitting wood for the kitchen stove, his face on the axe. No. No, thank you. heh in reply to SamLawrence #
  • You're in a meeting with T.H.E Man. He says, "Oh, I don't like that." You /really/ pay attention. So: in /some/ cases with /some/ people … #
  • @_karmadorje Remember, though, those who have been most demeaned and dehumanized sometimes respond with exaggerated pride. It's complex. in reply to _karmadorje #
  • @IdeaGov Explicitly secret rather than only nominally open … dunno … in reply to IdeaGov #
  • @Banff_Squirrel In my pasture I found one thistle … 1 … and it had the most amazing / remarkable scent! 1 in a field full. Odd. #trivia in reply to Banff_Squirrel #
  • "Constituency Voice" – "An emerging solution to the problems of assessment is: "Ask them!"" > http://bit.ly/e9lJLZ < via @JohnFMoore #
  • @JohnFMoore I went through this page of "examples" > http://bit.ly/hXDrjl < 2 of 10 were 404; but 0 of 8 showed an actual method. My point. #
  • Why do people say that bullying is a "hidden" problem? You ignore it. Or you dismiss it. But it isn't hidden. Why "hidden"? Deniability. #
  • I went through Tweets guessing who was marketers. I was right 8 of 11. #
  • @motownmutt Q: why would you follow him? Dewd, look at his profile page! C'mon now … in reply to motownmutt #
  • @mde Boy I'm glad I follow you. Yammer keeps slipping off my radar, not sure why. best! in reply to mde #
  • @CharlesMBlow Slippery stuff; nice balance; good tone. Keep on keepin' on! in reply to CharlesMBlow #
  • If what you say matters, how do you feel when your comment is #2783 of 4265? on page 12 of 23? *head/desk* I don't think folk really care. #
  • Are you fans of @InnocenceProject? If we could deploy a tool to help (We could!) would you help? #
  • Are you fans of the Innocence Project? (@innocenceblog) If we could deploy a tool to help (We could!) would you help? #
  • ATM almost every single show on TV is about violence, or crime, or horror. Now, since marketers give you what you're willing to buy … #
  • Thank god … reality: Generation Kill episode 2 #
  • @Banff_Squirrel You figure? that would be /great/. It was … superlative! Oh I neglected to mention: hills of Cape Breton, not AB. in reply to Banff_Squirrel #
  • @motownmutt Yaaa … I can't figure why you bother following / replying … ccing … in reply to motownmutt #
  • @IdeaGov Uh, ok. But that's not what I meant. That one I've got pretty well figured. Explicitly closed rather than exclusive in effect. in reply to IdeaGov #
  • @_karmadorje Hunh? You tweet for yourself? Oh … I'm sorry to hear that. I had formed quite another impression. Dang, more "Wrong again". in reply to _karmadorje #
  • @novaspivack … and then there's the pesky detail of CA being near bankrupt. ;p in reply to novaspivack #
  • @JohnFMoore Great! cheers in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @CoachChic Hey Coach, thanks for the mention. Something came up during Juniors and I wanted to tweet you but lost track of your nick! cheers in reply to CoachChic #
  • Ok, a tool to support Innocence Project doesn`t get much interest. No surprise. How about a tool to prosecute, say, Scientology? or BP? #
  • @CoachChic Ooooh, a 3rd period to forget, for sure. Now that I think of it, before that, the way they were cycling so beautifully? cheers in reply to CoachChic #
  • Ravens /almost/ stop Steelers on goal line … I thought they'd do it. #
  • After a while in the snow, Cat is calm and happy. I give him a kitty snack. He becomes frantic and agitated. Metaphor for "culture"? #
  • Sociopaths don't care if society is stable or not. Psychopaths care: they don't like that, at all. And they have the power to change things. #
  • Whoohoooo Steelers caught on D pass interference! *wh00t!* #
  • Did I say wh00t? Lemme say it again: *wh000t!* #Ravens #
  • Metaphor for life: when /everybody/ else is just standing around, the ball is on the ground, you didn't hear a whistle, pick it up and run! #
  • @IAmJohnLai I know what you mean, I really do. But "have secured tweets" … what's that? in reply to IAmJohnLai #
  • @DavidMTaylor I spend a lot / most of my time grappling with mundane corruption so give myself a break by thinking refs are unbiased. :-) in reply to DavidMTaylor #
  • I wonder how many of you have actually engaged zealous right-wingers in fierce argument. I won't how many of you really get it. #Evasion #
  • Ever talk to a junkie? Their true motives come clear pretty quickly. Well that's how I feel talking to yuppies and yuppies' kidz. #matrix #
  • @IAmJohnLai Oh! Hunh … I've seen that, know what you mean, but not often. Anyhow, cheers … in reply to IAmJohnLai #
  • Just found something I wrote in 1985 about community collaboration in decision making. My oh my but I've rolled my expectations back. #
  • Looking through some old documents it seems that requirement #1 dealing with A-list is that surrender IP. A-list = mafia. #
  • #Ravens – Settle down. Play your game. Execute assignments. Give you head a shake. #
  • @DavidMTaylor I don't think that's what you anticipated by back/forth. *head/desk* in reply to DavidMTaylor #

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