BenTrem tweeted on 2011-02-11

  • @JohnFMoore Say, in the old Twitter I have the "in reply to" link on every tweet in my pane. I haven't found that in the "new". Have you? in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • #Twitter – Is there some way to /tell/ Twitter what your location is? I keep setting it, and Tw keeps re-setting it. @twitter @support #
  • @JohnFMoore Mmm, k, thanks / sorry for noise. (I loved Twhirl, and truy liked all versions of TD; wonder why it isn't my default.) in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @PaintsNature That's like Mona Lisa smiling cuz she's thinking, "Oh fine, now everyone will see me hung-over." in reply to PaintsNature #
  • #Wow – Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz buy $80M of Twitter stocks > http://j.mp/gVE628 < via @ulihegge @rodrigo #
  • 3D printing? Yaa, I conceptualized that in 1985. *sigh* I had one of the earliest IBM color ink-jets. Hooked to my C=64 w/custom driver. #
  • "The tentacles of this thing are pretty ugly." NYTime's Ron Suskind on US involvement w/#Egypt. Is what I've been warning about since '73. #
  • @JohnFMoore Recall WikiTorial? I threw together a sort of autopsy: http://www.bentrem.sycks.net/wiki/index.php?title=WikiTorial < in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • A dozen spam pages on my wiki just today. I had it pretty secured for ?what? almost 2yrs, but this sucks. #
  • Why do I appreciate "subjective narrative"? Cuz "Why should I pay for something I shouldn't pay for?" works just fine for me. :-) #
  • 99hrs til IBM's Watson contends on Jeopardy! > http://bit.ly/g2zNMF < #
  • "Storm Chasers" … if someone is yelling, "Go!" I can put up with that. Someone screaming "Go!" 5 times in 3 seconds? Nuh-unh. #
  • TeaBaggers and GOP must choke every time they hear #Egyptians talking about their "liberal revolution". So join the human race!!! #
  • @JohnFMoore "Long tail" often rocks. But being ahead of the curve? not so much. /me imagines surfer doing a lip-stand. in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • @USEmbPretoria SMS is the future. @Ushahidi @SwiftRiver in reply to USEmbPretoria #
  • I just saw Groupon's SuperBowl ad. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesch. #
  • @IBMWatson FYI the non-trivial application I've come up with for you (us?) … I came up with a name: Procunsul. Comes c/w pun. heh ==more== in reply to IBMWatson #
  • We can recognize an "A" in many fonts. Any font, really. But we can't describe how or why, apart from the obvious. Same with @IBMWaton. ;-) #
  • The Jeopardy match is great. Really. But the project is … ohhhh, so much more. For that? For that I'll *wh00t!* cc: @IBMWatson #
  • Cycorp, for me, is like cMap and Compendium, off to a fine run down the wrong track. cc: @IBMWatson #
  • "Awl the thyme? WTF you talking about, fool?!" heh #
  • There, what I've been saying, said better: "There are 2 ways, either you know how to write down the recipe [expert system!] or …" #
  • "Intelligent expert systems"; ah, there. "Expert system" I know: NavAids built-in self-testing. Adding "intelligent" does it. cc: @IBMWatson #
  • @IBMWatson does what's "important". Now … what is it that matters that Watson can't do? (Short list; 1 lends itself to IT elegantly.) #
  • @IMBWatson – The smartest on earth? heh … you already are. Congratulations to all hands. Good TV; great project; glorious success! ^5 #
  • @BuddhistHulk I have Yamantaka tucked into a corner of my kitchen. p.s. why ALWAYS UPPER CASE? Very jarring. in reply to BuddhistHulk #
  • @t That very nearly captures the essence of what I tweeted to @IBMWatson 10 minutes ago. > http://bit.ly/hcGqpW < A whisker away. #
  • @t re: "Effective Multitasking" > http://bit.ly/gQLLUS < I come again to 1 quibble: we task or context switch. Do we MT? in sub-conscious? #
  • I distinguish between "multi-tasking" and task or context switching. I'd love to meet folk who give even 1 shit about that sorta detail. #
  • @BuddhistHulk Loud's fine. Sometimes. Why always? in reply to BuddhistHulk #
  • @waylonlewis If not fear, why shout? (Not rhetorical. heh) in reply to waylonlewis #
  • "We call the media-saturated environment we live "the information age" when, in fact, it's the data age." > http://bit.ly/g6EVb7 < (LATimes) #
  • @google – "Download voice plugin" serves the "Try it now" page; no plugin link found. #CallPhones #
  • @BuddhistHulk Yes, but in the moment I have someone yelling in my face. Theory's fine, but no excuse to forget the moment. in reply to BuddhistHulk #
  • @BuddhistHulk p.s. Impermanance doesn't mean "Forget about prajna and upaya; everything is crap." in reply to BuddhistHulk #
  • Used "Long Pages" to discover old spam pages in Wiki. *sigh* 2 dozen deleted; 18 users block … many, many more to go. *sigh* #
  • Bad news: I'm looking at sometime like 300 SPAM pages on my Wiki. *sigh* #
  • Dear MediaWiki Thanks so much for limiting Recent Changes to 30 days. I wouldn't want to think you had actually given us good tools. #borg #
  • I think that soon only resentment will fuel my fire. The feckless children of my feckless cohort can't be given the field. That'd be wrong. #
  • @cdorobek Where's the dialog? cc: @govloop in reply to govloop #
  • #Egypt – Mubarak expected to address the nation soon. #
  • One down-side of giving it your best effort: you end up with plausible basis for throwing in the towel. #
  • @davidfrum We have ideals, we have objectives, we have aims, we have goals. They aren't all achievable. #praxis #hubris in reply to davidfrum #
  • "Let's all of us get filthy rich while positioning ourselves to over-power any competitor." #insanity #
  • @azeem Looks as though that text was redacted! There is ███████████████████████████░ coming. in reply to azeem #
  • When did IRC begin allowing us control of text color / appearance? 2011 and that still isn't standard on the web. !impressive #
  • @davidfrum Kant and his principles for perpetual peace. #praxis in reply to davidfrum #
  • #Yuppie women self-injecting liquid silicon as cheap cosmetic procedure. #Darwin #
  • @roomfordebate "Constantly Evolving" doesn't hint at what the content is about; have you automated the Tweet process? in reply to roomfordebate #
  • What I imagine: take anything/everything that's nearly "public interest research" and have a re-factored @IBMWatson serve that set of needs. #
  • "Game over: The chance for democracy in #Egypt is lost" > http://bit.ly/e3fZdK < (Foreign Policy Online) via @CBCDispatches #
  • *sigh* Fatuous and facile … what I've watched for decades. "Impact of Virtual Protests" includes 0 on the impact. #matrix #borg #
  • Ford's idea: pay folk enough so that can buy/consume. That's happening globally: instead of $1.25/day, 1.2B poorest have maybe $2.50 *sigh* #
  • I concluded in the late 70s, after hard study, that technocracy was the looming danger. 30yrs later *shrug* now I call it #GlobalGulag #
  • @newgyptian "Strategy w/o tactic is slow road to victory; tactic w/o strategy fast road to calamity." Army is playing a strong hand. in reply to newgyptian #
  • By Mubarak's words (on TV now) you'd think "innocent victims" is something new in #Egyptian community. #WhiteWash #CrocodileTears #
  • In 2nd section (of how many?) Mubarak addresses "diktats from abroad". pffffft #
  • Did Mubarak just intimate that he's going to hang in until September election? #Egypt #
  • @DougSaunders Yaaa … I was thinking just that. Wish we could get audio from the ground. Lotta folk gonna be right pissed. in reply to DougSaunders #
  • gauntlet.thrown #Egypt #
  • "Open the door to lifting emergency laws". So: first give me all that I want, then settle down, then we'll talk about it. #ass #Egypt #
  • @jeffjarvis Any good mafiosi expects to be carried out on a slab. in reply to jeffjarvis #
  • I guess with army and oligarchs' backing you can confidently go double or nuthin'. #Egypt #
  • Cue crowd audio. #
  • Figure: what's ROI to Mubarak and cabal of his holding on to the reins? #Egypt #
  • "What we have here is a failure to communicate. I sympathize with your complaints. I am on your side." goooood grief! #pathology #hubris #
  • My guess? Something symbol will coalesce shortly. Just what? That's up to the folk on the ground. #CrowdWisdom #Egypt #
  • Mubarak adopts SOP: "Invite, Involve, Inform, Ignore" #Egypt #
  • @KeithOlbermann Which is to say: he's holding on to the deck and will continue to deal. in reply to KeithOlbermann #
  • @politico Transferring /some/ (unspecified) power. Emph. required. in reply to politico #
  • @NYUProf #1 on my list: don't start trashing gov't offices. That becomes a rash. in reply to NYUProf #
  • 1 diktat, and 1 diktat only: From the people of #Egypt "Go! Go now!" #
  • VP Suleiman on TV now. #Egypt #
  • @acarvin And flocks of neo-liberal technocrats want their turn. Step by step. *sigh* @seanbonner in reply to acarvin #
  • @MaddowBlog Praise for the army always sounds to me like a step towards _carte blanche_. in reply to MaddowBlog #
  • @acarvin Am I wrong? Suleiman would have been the man signing documents for extraordinary rendition and what followed. in reply to acarvin #
  • @gagnier Yes, he is that, and terribly well qualified for the position. in reply to gagnier #
  • @dangillmor I have a design for alternative right here. *tap tap* ;-) in reply to dangillmor #
  • @KOSMOSNET s / "without announcing plan to step down now" / "announcing plan to stay in place until Sep." … not the same. in reply to KOSMOSNET #
  • "Science Explains Why Our Politicians [read: powerful people] Are Such Hypocrites" > http://bit.ly/fNBlGe < via @scottbelsky #
  • @jstogdill What does an 80yr old man do with $50B? /me shakes head Anyhow, it for sure ain't just about money. in reply to jstogdill #
  • @jstogdill In my analysis #BewareTheTrueBelievers applies to 3rd rank; above them are sociopaths (goons) and psychopaths (suits). in reply to jstogdill #
  • IMNSHO revolution begins when people take over control of milk, bread, and neighborhood justice. #
  • @jstogdill You blog about such? I went to U late 40s (cog-psych/poli-sci) to drill down into that question. IMNSHO Mr P uses belief as mask. in reply to jstogdill #
  • @jfedor *snort* Oh, wait, isn't 1 of 2 words in Captcha text from a document that's being scanned in? in reply to jfedor #
  • @jstogdill Ah! I was keying on "true believers"; they align interests w/beliefs. Psychos have 1 belief: personal will. More flexible! ;) in reply to jstogdill #
  • @jstogdill SideBar: I knew TD was using deck.ly. This is my first encounter. I suspect only Chrome makes full use of the features. in reply to jstogdill #
  • Confusion – Some are saying that Mubarak transferred effective powers to Suleiman. #Egypt This would line up w/what had been said earlier. #
  • @jstogdill I do tend to hang back from that sort of innovation. I'm a 20/80 sorta guy. ;) p.s. "Evil" disappeared with Vox. No joy WayBack. in reply to jstogdill #
  • @jstogdill Ultimately "What's adaptive?" hammers the gavel. My fascination: how does the individual experience this? What's "authenticity"? in reply to jstogdill #
  • Known: constitution makes clear that Pres. /cannot/ hand off certain powers. Argued: Mubarak has handed off all he's allowed to. #Egypt #
  • @chrisbrogan I could say it's cuz your avatar looks like him. But I wouldn't do that. No, not me. That would be mean. ;) in reply to chrisbrogan #
  • @Mickeleh Now reading "Points of control = Rents"; @jstogdill at Radar cc: @davewiner #
  • Can Army Generals throw Suleiman under the bus? I'm sure some Colonels would, but … #Egypt #
  • @jstogdill I yet.again dissolve the problem thusly: even if I cannot know when I'm being "honest", I /can/ know that I'm being dishonest. in reply to jstogdill #
  • @jstogdill My point: however driven by primordial forces, we can strive for decency. #Discourse Mr. P has no such compunctions. #Sophistry in reply to jstogdill #
  • @nicholaspatten Yommmm! in reply to nicholaspatten #
  • @RickTVnet Bear in mind: more than a few people cling to their abusers, domestically as well as in the public sphere. in reply to RickTVnet #
  • Article 82 of the constitution has been employed: Pres' powers have been transferred to PM. #Egypt Ambassador to USofA. #
  • @JoelFrench How far will you twist things to try and make Chris look bad? It makes you look worse. in reply to JoelFrench #
  • Notion: Mubarak intentionally spoke ambiguously. Suleiman is left with a tangled mess on his hands. The big Fuck You? #
  • @JohnFMoore FYI "Treesaver Framework For Magazine-Style Layouts" > http://bit.ly/fn6sWS < e.g. PublicIntegrity.org > http://bit.ly/dbuvZf < in reply to JohnFMoore #

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