Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hashing, signaling and job searching

The software industry, when they hire on line, the ad often looks like a typeface explosion, a series of acryonyms for the little bits of standard code they use.  A hash, if you will, a code.  The funny thing, that hash, that code works on the web, it generates the code, the people and the communities.  In the industry, and being a rarely  employed asshole,I used to browse the job searches as the web became real.  Like I do market research for my pet hobby, right here.  If I didn't quite get some obcsurity, I would look it up on the web, like right here as I do it on this blog.  As time goes on, notice, getting the code up and running is often faster than the interview process. Software self automates, it puts itself out of business almost continually.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rules for Texas voter ID cards

If you are a Mexican citizen who snuck in, do not flash your Mexican voter ID, not wise.
If you are Libertarian, put the voter ID card in the sole of your shoe, leave it there all year.  Slip your shoe off once a year at the polling station.
If you are an anarchist, don't get one, don't vote, remain anonymous.
If you are an American black, don't worry. You folks were four chapters in American history, you're gonna get one.
If you are a Texas cop, do not ask for ID unless you have a valid reason, or you gonna violate search and seizure.

King Eric? Is this simple enough for you?

I have my ATT gift card

Miracles will never cease.  CEO of I wanna be an ATT Banker and CEO of I wanna be ATT Google and CEO ATT Hasn't a clue  disguised the fact that I can now pay my frigging ATT bill!  They have unknowingly violated the holy sanctity of must churn! They  still might get boiled for shutting down unauthorized payment centers.

And hardly voted for

Our Nation faces unprecedented challenges caused by an overspending, overregulating, and overtaxing government.
Americans are demanding a new direction. Polls show more California voters want to retire Senator Feinstein than want to send her back to Washington . Gal with Flag Lapel

Electricity to methanol

Think about it.  Not being green, since the electricity comes from somewhere. But there is an efficiency point, where the gain from making this great liquid fuel outweighs the transmission cost of electricity.  My target on a methanol factory is 40% conversion efficiency, first generation.  Making methanol, right their in the LA harbor from electricity. Just the saving on transporting liquid fuel alone gets you close to break even.
In LA, they are stuck in a basin, they pay a higher price for combustion of fossil fuel. They will pay to move the combustion somewhere else, and an efficient methanol factory does that for them.

I am not really a pessimist

Long term spread compression spells flat line ahead

No spectral composition anymore, that means wide band variations, apply the antit-fourier thing and you get steady state,  low growth in smooth math.  That would be a Whoops.

Information technology, it constantly raises accuracy, so the premium on liquidity, the ability to grab inventory as the technology reveals it.  The business model behind the treasury curve is  DC, and that model is not so nimble, and loses the game too much.

Still think query scripts

Looking at this bag of key words:
"addressbook blanchard street washington state"

Pretty obvious I am looking for a lost address somewhere in Washington State. But it is semi-ordered, so part of the query structure is in the first position. The industry and clients strictly agree to take the first term as a hash that gets us to the entity addressbook. Event hash the first and second, weighted hash. Do they have weighted hashes yet or should I unpatent it?

So the goal, of eliminating reserved words and sticking with the uglies, may be to impose internals in the thing addressbook, internals like a schema definition. I mean sql engineers translate that query into machine language all the time.

So we can have all the key words we want, as long as they are int he data, ad we can get to the top of the data pile. Hadoop, the some new things have intelligent hash entries, they all have the same assumption, the lead semantic makes the biggest jump to a destination. The point of agreement between human and computer.

Fro the ppit of view of us all having personal Watson's then, we will all causally make thousands of lists, knowing any casual mention of a list must at least be the first key word first. It is like a Schur , the reduction, the second semantic is another independent slice of the query, the next independent variation in the answer. So its really like a pacman eating the dots, chewing through the sequence.

The Fresno design can do that, no problem. I mean, that's a natural for nested store, right? What makes it simple is mobility for the graphs, the small graph. A has table needn't do much more than launch the requesting graph through the router, no other states involves.

Anyway, this is the Watson technology, it is the one the industry wants to do.

Group by, Order by don't work well in this model, leave them out and let some genius solve it later. I think we can skip the reserved words all together.

Let's name it Shannon. We can have a Watson vs Shannon face off.

Ken Salazar just screwed the pooch

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar took to the White House briefing room Monday to defend President Obama’s energy plan after a new poll suggested high gas prices are eroding the president’s approval numbers.
Salazar insisted that Obama is reviewing short- and long-term actions to lower gas prices, while also noting that there are no quick fixes to the problem. Hill 
No quick fix, this from an administration who claimed Keynesian policy was a quick fix. This is the point, Obama is in trouble because he pulled the fast one, claiming the crash had nothing to do with input shortages. Then at election time he pulls out this patsy to cover the lie!

Here is a clue for the undectuated Keynesians:
It all adds up to a fossil fuel jobs boom: oil and gas extraction alone created 150,000 jobs last year – about 9 percent of all new jobs created in 2011, according to a new study from the World Economic Forum, though the industry accounts for only about 5.2 percent of total employment. Economix
So if you want to use employment as a unit of account, here it is, we suffered an energy shoratage, and still do. How many of these jobs were due to Keynesian policy? Why did energy employment outperform, I don't remember any Keynesian push to get more drilling.

Santorum got this right, none of Obama's advisors did.

Quiz day at Zero Hedge

Zero Hedge  asks why the Ten Year yields is flat and uncorrelated with the SP 500.  Treasury yields, in normal times, is a good proxy for economic yields in general.  We would expect Treasury rates to rise as stocks signal greater economic yield. But here the green dots, Treasury yield, is flat even though real yields fluctuate.  How can that be?

My answer.  The Treasury is no longer a proxy for the economy, Treasury yields today are mainly about keep DC solvent.  DeLong would say, not so, but Delong assumes all intermediate points on the convergence are available solutions.  We have a sparse solution set. If the Fed trades to correlate Treasury yields with economic yields, then the next stable solution is DC bankruptcy.

How long can the Fed keep this up?  As long as all economies have the same energy shortage, then we can all fake it together.  Unfortunately, look at this chart from Mark Perry:

Which indicates to me that the Swiss and Japan are much better at adapting to energy shortages.  The key factor for economies going forward is energy efficiency, and Obama and his deceptive economic team deliberately ignored energy shortages.   They deliberately implied that adaption to energy shortages was unnecessary, this was a financial shortage, not an energy  shortage.  Now the lie is coming back to haunt them as Obama loses the election.

Peter S. Goodman, liar

Ed DeMarco's Refusal on Principal Reductions Grounds for Firing
From his perch as acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, DeMarco oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-owned mortgage behemoths that collectively control about half of all home loans in the land. What he does shapes both the national housing market and the ability of troubled borrowers to hang on to their homes. What he has been been doing lately has been so unhelpful that Democratic lawmakers and grassroots advocacy groups are properly demanding his ouster.

DeMarco steadfastly refuses to allow Fannie and Freddie to help distressed homeowners by writing off principal balances on their mortgages. This has ensured that tens of millions of borrowers remain "underwater," meaning they owe the banks more than their homes are worth -- a status that has an alarming tendency to portend foreclosure. His refusal is based on logic that is both elegantly simple and tragically flawed: He is responsible for cleaning up the books at Fannie and Freddie, so he is against spending money.

I got news for the dumbshits at Huffington Post, Congress determines how much homeowners should get from tax payers, Congress. Note to self, do not read anything from the business pages of the Huffington Post.

Yahoo patents enabled by idiot Senators from California

Business Insider The whole patent fiasco was a concoction of payola from Silicon Valley Execs to California Senators.

Idiot economists trash Obama re-election

Disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the economy is heading higher — alongside gasoline prices — as a record number of Americans now give the president “strongly” negative reviews on the 2012 presidential campaign’s most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. WA Post
The starting assumption of Obama's economic team was to deny the energy shortage, mainly so they could do the Keynesian dance. The economists forgot that Obama has to get re-elected, having ignored the energy shortage, at the bequest of the economic team. Tell me again why they are called economists?

Not true Krugman

When a family tightens its belt it doesn’t put itself out of a job.Krugman
For the most part families tighten their belt because they don't want to waste their time on low paying menial labor. They put themselves out of a job and tighten belt. Happens all the time.

Eric Holder thinks Mexicans are too stupid to fill out a form

Mexican officials unveiled the voting ID two decades ago to properly identify electors in a country with a history of voters casting multiple ballots and curious vote counts resulting in charges of fraud — most notoriously in 1988 when a computer crash wiped out early results favoring the opposition.
The credential proved so good at guaranteeing the identification of electors that it became the country's preferred credential, one now possessed by just about every adult Mexican. Its widespread acceptance deepened democracy, too, by giving credibility to the Federal Electoral Institute, analysts say. The agency was created as an independent agency to oversee federal elections.USA Today
No, Eric may be right that his race is composed of idiots, he is an example. But Hispanics get it, they understand voting much better than Eric. Eric Holder and the liberal East Cost have long disparaged people of color, they are racist.

Eric 'The King' Holder

The Justice Department has blocked a new law in Texas requiring voters to show a photo ID, saying that it disproportionately harms Hispanic residents.

The action is the second time in three months that the Obama administration has blocked a state voter ID law. In December, the Justice Department struck down South Carolina’s new law requiring photo identification at the polls, saying it discriminated against minority voters.WA Post
Eric Holder is perfectly fine with denying anybody in Texas a fair Senate vote. Ask Eric if Hispanic voters in Texas should get a fair Senate vote. His response? Hell No.

Trends over time in the desire to cut DC budgets

The Harris Poll first asked these questions thirty-two years ago, in 1980, towards the end of Jimmy Carter's presidency. At that time substantially more people wanted to cut all these areas of government spending than do so today. For example 23% wanted to cut Social Security payments (compared to 12% now), 65% wanted to cut spending on food stamps (compared to 43% now), and 59% wanted to cut Federal highway financing (compared to 25% now). In spite of the current concern about the size of the budget deficit, far fewer people today want to cut specific government programs. Harris Interactive

What else happened between 1976 and 2012? Both California and Texas lost another half of their voting rights in the Senate. Both stated doubled population and cut in halfm, again, their political power in the DC Senate. About 75 million folks, or 1/4 of the population, mostly concentrated in Florida, Texas and California are Senate colonies. These people don't count, literally, their counting of issues is different.

The main desire of the colonialists is for the Senate to quit disturbing the system, they pay 1/5 the attention to the correct semantics on these polls. The polls need to be weighted by political power. There is a precedent for this, Benign Neglect by England toward its colonies. Americans were happy colonialists until the Colonizer shows up, then they have the No Taxation without Representation thing going on.

Again with the NoSql market

There is a lot of activity, mainly with big clustered databases and variants of the NoSql version o0f Sql. Too many to list, but I am going through the languages, seeing what can work and what won't My motive in getting a query language is one of avoiding reserved words as much as possible! So I am sifting through all the various operations on large databases, things like group by and order by are a problem for my version of semantic processing. See what others are doing, great idea at the moment.

Anyway, this market is simple, the solution sets will narrow and a lot of players combined. I know the technology, I get into the university research papers, and keep track of what university is doing what.

Paul Krugman is on to our secret

And that’s a tale that needs telling. For the past two years, the Greek story has, as one recent paper on economic policy put it, been “interpreted as a parable of the risks of fiscal profligacy.” Not a day goes by without some politician or pundit intoning, with the air of a man conveying great wisdom, that we must slash government spending right away or find ourselves turning into Greece, Greece I tell you. Krugman
It is not a speculation that we will go bankrupt, it is an active cause of the colonies out west, remember us, the ones without democracy?

We, Texas and California, every 8-12 years send a president to DC with the express purpose of grabbing the goodies and forcing DC closer to default. It is called a rebellion of the colonies. The western colonies, there is no other name for us, we are in rebellion, we see gain if DC is bankrupt.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Taxi medallions are corruption, pure and simple

In Boston as in most cities, the number of authorized cabs is kept well below the public demand for cab service. That is why the price of medallions — which have no intrinsic value; they represent nothing but permission to be in the cab business — is so obscene. Reasonable minds can differ on how much regulation the taxi industry requires. But medallions aren’t regulation, they are brute protectionism. They strangle competition, distort the market, and empower the politically wired. Medallions are why cab fares are so high — and why cabbies’ earnings are so low.
In the age of electronics, a smart phone can be used to charge a congestion fee to cabbies, and skip the medallion crap all together. Local politicians, and we elects them, simply are corrupt on this issue. Any city that still uses medallions should de-elect is council and bring charges of corruption.

Siri is not the threat to Google

How The iPad Could Destroy Google's Lucrative Search Business

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-the-ipad-affects-google-2012-3#ixzz1oplfspii

Watson is. Google will die if they do not get semantic processing right, and they are a generation behind IBM.

The rise and fall of Keynesianism

Quiggin and Farrell are going to use network theory. Reading it now, always fun to read economists discuss flow in finite network without an ergodic expectation function, right?
Here is their first brush with relating flow to connectivity.
Finally, the greater the variance in the number of links associated with
nodes, the easier it will be for ideas to spread across the network.
It is a bit more subtle, the links and the flow tend to match, the definition of information actually. Consensus is reached when the links form a spanning tree. The production process in the spanning tree is one of the infamous -iLog(i) i a probability of transmission, -Log(i) the quant of information at that rate. But I digress, lets go on.
Furthermore, the more clustered a given social network is, the more important
will be role of `stars' with high degree and cross cutting ties in spreading contagion across
Yes, starting to get it. Think of clustered nodes as the wholesale complex, less clustered outliers the retail complex. It is a production system.

Otherwise, the network of ideas theory moves along in the paper and worth the read. The coagulation of consenus basically followed the crash, overshoot and repricing. The real Keynesian moment comes after the overshoot when prices start to stabilize. We think, good god government could have bought some damn cheap stuff!

Zero Hedge is scaring me

Young, rash, recovering from failed socialism, angry.

Sonnenschein–Mantel–Debreu theorem is Hogwash

The Sonnenschein–Mantel–Debreu theorem (named after Gérard Debreu, Rolf Ricardo Mantel, and Hugo Freund Sonnenschein) is a result in general equilibrium economics. It states that the excess demand function for an economy is not restricted by the usual rationality restrictions on individual demands in the economy. Thus microeconomic rationality assumptions have no equivalent macroeconomic implications. Its main implications are that with many interdependent markets the economic equilibrium may neither be unique nor stable. As Rizvi has stated it,[1] it is a "deeply negative result" for macroeconomic research. Wiki

OK, the counter example. When was the last time you bought a carton of eggs and found 13 eggs in the carton? When was the last time you bought a carton and found 11? When was the last time you bought a carton of aggs, one was broken and the grocer refused to replace it? What happens when eggs are expensive? The grocer cuts the carton in half and sell by the half dozen.

That is pretty damn stable, and on a macroeconomic basis I can compute the structure of flow in the egg business. My guess is the continuity assumption screwed their theory up, the economy is stable but not continues. I will look into this some more, but the stability come from the limited solution sets available. Optimum flow of goods only exists to the extent that we can separate them in the flow, hence the Gibbs separation and quantization and maximum entropy encoding.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

How's the software going you ask?

Looking at Hadoop, the distributed file system. I don;t see anything in a distributed file system that Json bots can handle. Hadoop is designed for very large datawarehouses, and it is a method to spawn small client processes to gather data from clusters of Datanodes, guided by a NamedNode. They have two protocols, one for the client and one for the server to datanodes.

But, using the Fresno desgn, Json queries are easily duplicated and spun out to other nodes, collectibng results in proper order and delivering a Json. The Fresno system still needs a distributed indexing system. The Fresno design assumes Json have self directing capability, once at the right node they know how to extract data with query by example.

All of these systems, ultimately rely on spawned child processes to intelligently grab data. The difference is the Fresno Design intends everything to be a binary operation of two Jsons resulting in Json out. Can the industry ultimately define a lightweight Json for this? Yes, and they will do it. For myself, I am still uninterested in stepping through all this with a bunch of industry baggage to deal with. In other words, a little software now and then, but mostly just watching the market to see if they can get a Json that works.

I am hoping for a graph theorists to get going on this, actually. But eventually, if one doesn't show up, I will work more details.

The absurdity

The legal gymnastics in Compton illustrate California’s far-reaching law, which bars local governments from diluting the voting strength of minorities. The law has become the foundation of a burgeoning onslaught of legal threats that could upend the racial makeup of elected bodies throughout the state.
Armed with 2010 census data, a network of attorneys is increasingly targeting local governments – from cities and school boards to hospital and community college districts – for not reflecting the demographics of their constituents.  CalWatch
They do not have a fair vote because the Democratic Party does not want Hispanics to have a fair vote. Notice the rebellion against unfair Senate voting is mostly coming from the right?


Deficits Push N.Y. Cities and Counties to Desperation
By DANNY HAKIM 41 minutes ago

Local governments in New York are finding themselves in the middle of a financial crisis, with problems spreading as they face a toxic mix of soaring pension and retiree health costs.

The Hamilton theory of oil peaks is being tested

Jim Hamilton shows that we often go into a new regime when oil proces peak over the previous peak in oil prices.  Why would that happen?  We adjust out purchases to keep reserves in inventory, and that means shortening supplies lines, buying in high quantity, less often; thus reducing the network rank.  However, looking at the adjustment, it seems smooth, so the economy may just run the current regime to the max and hope for no supply disruptions.

How does that work in the market place?  oil traders have Huffman encoders, they look for price bunching, unattended aggregates.  So they buy into the unattended aggregate using futures market, and the oil tankers eventually respond with bigger convoys arriving less frequently.  The Windowed Huffman encoder is the link between network connectivity and optimal flow.

UC Professors want to measure our junk

In January, the Academic Senate recommended that upon accepting admission offers from a University of California school students should have the option of identifying themselves as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender. CBS LA
These are the same idiots that thought a politically corrupt regime could build a $100 billion Choo Choo, clueless, and easily replaced with MIT on-line undergraduate series, a series which most UCLA profs would fail.

Government mandated evolution

In October, the leader of Libya's Transitional National Council declared the country liberated after months of bloody fighting, allowing the country to officially begin its transition to democracy after 42 years of autocratic rule under Qaddafi. But the TNC's Mustafa Abdel Jalil surprised the West with his October speech by focusing little of it on the transition to come or the upcoming electoral process. Instead, he honed in on religion, saying Islam's Sharia law would be the "basic source" of legislation. Islamists had been poised to make significant gains in Egypt's and Tunisia's elections, and Jalil's speech fueled the intensifying debate over the role of Islam in countries where protests ousted longtime leaders in the Arab Spring. Lybian Nutcase
Isn't that what these bozo Levant religions are all abut? Pre-selecting which Africans are allowed out of Eden.

Obvious to whom?

 Indeed I am confused as to how he could deny the liquidity effect; it seems obvious that central banks can raise or cut short term rates when they want to.  Scott Sumner From a Delong Post

If the Fed raised rates to 4% today, Congress would go bankrupt and Ben would be out of a job. Why? Congressional programs are rigid, and the Fed works for Congress Scott is under the assumption that our adoption of the dollar is a natural consequence of something. What he fails to recognize is the large inefficient army of expensive armed agents that enforce dollar usage. The more money you print the greater the number of armed agents you need.

George Goncalves claims a correlation here

Business Insider keeps hoping that the ten year yield will rise to reflect the SP500 rise.  They only look five years back.  The DSG10 is not going up, not in this regime. The DSG10 is wholly dependent on what the DSG10 did in the past, support massive debt based bailouts starting with Reagan.  The DSG10 is mostly correlated with the past history of legislation in DC. We are a slow moving Greece.

A Couple of extraordinarily dumb scientists

The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows that incompetent people are inherently unable to judge the competence of other people, or the quality of those people's ideas. For example, if people lack expertise on tax reform, it is very difficult for them to identify the candidates who are actual experts. They simply lack the mental tools needed to make meaningful judgments.

As a result, no amount of information or facts about political candidates can override the inherent inability of many voters to accurately evaluate them. On top of that, "very smartideas are going to be hard for people to adopt, because most people don’t have the sophistication to recognize how good an idea is," Dunning told Life's Little Mysteries.

Two idiots with no clue. A vote is a transaction. What they observe is that 30% of us vote entirely different transactions than the 70%, look at the variance in fair voting across the Senate. When the voting transaction only implies 1/5 of the normal information, the voter gives it 1/5 of his attention. The voters are a smarter then these two idiots. What example to these bozos give? Universal health care. It ain't universal, it is highly dependent on the extra voting power that some Senators get, remember the giveaways?

Californians and their 1/5 Senators

Following next week's congressional recess, Denham said he will privately be convening again with Feinstein along with Reps. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, and Dennis Cardoza, D-Atwater. Costa and Cardoza were among a handful of Democrats to vote for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act on Feb. 29. Fresno Bee

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/03/09/2753980/house-senate-search-out-agreement.html#storylink=cpy
Her loyalties are to the Dems, and the Dems are determined to withhold a fair Senate vote for California. As a result, the Central Valley, lacking a real Senator, has to have its water taken from us, and only when the problem is severe will our two 1/5 Senators make any move.

Babs Boxer, the official dingbat of the Senate has only one specialized role, political correctness in America. She is completely incapable of representing any district except the SF meth crowd, along with Nancy Pelosi. Babs will generate  political correctness bills for California, but she will never once mention that we only get 1/5 of a Senate vote. Nor do these two Senators ever mention that California has paid a 25% premium for their political correctness Federal laws over the past ten years.

One would think that at least Jerry Brown would notice, he is a bit smarter than the two Senators. Yet, he never mentions the lack of democracy for California, how odd.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jumping on the restraint of trade

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has been pressuring applications and mobile game developers to use its costlier in-house payment service, Google Wallet, as the Internet search giant tries to emulate the financial success of Apple Inc's iOS platform.
Google warned several developers in recent months that if they continued to use other payment methods - such as PayPal, Zong and Boku - their apps would be removed from Android Market, now known as Google Play, according to developers, executives and investors in mobile gaming and payment sectors.
Google and ATT, trying to restrict how we generate money flows to their shareholders. Here is how the meeting went:

Google CEO to Shareholders: We can make you poor and do it using Wiz Bang spiffy software
Shareholders: Sounds great, how much of the money flow from subscribers to me can you stop
Google CEO: Damn near all of it if you let us hire more whiz bang money flow stopper programmers.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Partial ordering again

How do we use it in lazy J?
given: G = "k1 k2 k3 k4 k5"  quoted, so the only operator is a weak semi-ordering.

This graph {k1,k2,k3}.{k2,k3,k4},{k3,k4,k5}  // Windowed
K3 evidently is a very common word in the general semantic chain. But this is very likely to correspond to near grammar straight from a key word filter.  There should exist a key word expander for G, @G,X
that generates possible expression based on prior frequency of use measurements. So we can imagine X, in the expression is a mixture of wild cards and perhaps some lightweight Json arithmetic.  So we can add likelihood coefficients determine our And match,pass and collect selection.  Wow!, How about that! Some lightweight Json arithmetic.  I have some prior work in this area, stay tuned.

Ok, cnside a micro map on k, Vk, gives an accummulant I can add as in: a += Vk for any given key word k, at this location in the graph.  Remember, location in the grammar is always implicit.  how's that look?

A > V{k1,k2,k3}.V{k2,k3,k4}  // Keep going until found or accumulant exhausted.

The micro map V distributes, and each k its own value. Vk1 match Vk2 the closeness being a value from a few variants.  "hair fur feather clothing" feather and clothing might be a weak match.    Assigning variable space and pointers in nested store? A breeze for a light weight arithmetic, an intelligent store manager, and something variable like a triplet. Make space available in the link value for overloaders to add small bit count weightings. Make a better Watson.

Public Nuisance lawsuit and global warming

It still makes sense.  What is the relative cost of global warming to the San Francisco bicycle commuter. About $500/year n turbulent weather damage.  I bet that can be proven with an intense period of data gathering, but the error band is large.  Why not?  What damage has global warming caused this activity relative to the CO2 production this activity generates.

When I say semi-order set

Then I mean that over some window the elements can be ordered locally, based on how their variations aggregate.  So this is Windowed Huffman encoding.  Local sorting takes place, the error band is a short order histogram, rather than traditional gaussian. Probability of occurrence replaces sequence. Absent fixed ordering there is no time, right? So, that's why I say, the Huffman encoding network is the dual of the optimal distribution network, because they both minimize distribution steps. And goods should be packaged as Huffman encodings.

Even in database this applies.  The ordering of a key word set,  Give me a large bag of key words, and you set the window. Using a partial reordering algorithm over that window, scramble the first three and generate a set of graph queries based on reordering.  In other words, language.  Yes, that must become part of Lazy J, the semi-ordered bag of key words. If we humans are maximum entropy encoded, than the bots will find that in our click thru rates, and order graphs such that a Fibonacci click rate generator gets sequentially rare, but larger blobs of results.  The pages get cached to minimize total moves.

Looking at clean DNA bags over the Gulf Coast

My favorite energy source.  Right now the experiment is usng protiens in a clean anvironment to build carbn structure.  That is two steps away from using NA strands to add  hydrogen to carbon.  Similar, and they build carbon with 90% efficiency, but that is great news in methanol production:  CH3OH, we want 30% efficiency, and a clean environment with sun, CO2.  The output is storeable energy, algae variations in a clean environment.  Pumping costs for water on the gulf, availability of free CO2; if nanotech gives us low cost water filters.

Do Untrademark rights extend as do Trademark rights?

Two Florida state representatives got into a debate over the lyrics to Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives Wednesday while discussing an amendment to the Florida Evidence Code regarding allowing certain types of hearsay as evidence:RocaRepublican
Jay-Z? My legal quandry. Having Untrademarked Lazy-J, do I automatically untrademark small deviations from? What if a software geek put: Easy Grammar Json variants, like on his/her resume. Do I not have the right to say, hey, that is meaningless, Untrademarked!

The methanol factory

It is like a massive nanoscale battery in reverse, you give it juice and extract the electrolytic fluid. So it is a layered concept, like a capacitor writ large. You tune this layer to a spectral line, like a capacitor. You are moving very clean water, sort of slowly through this layer, making methanol precursor, and filtering to another layer. But, tuned electrics, high power, varying over the layer surface. Likely a two stage process. But look at how far battery layering has gotten, the ability to pack energy. It is the same, go backwards and get the fluid changed, and harvested Still, the key technology, besides electrical power, very good nanoscale filtration, get very clean water in moderate volume. 50% conversion efficiency is great, the value added is portable liquid fuel, a very efficient energy form. Take energy right off the power line, run off peak demand. Focus on that technology. Run a methanol factory right in the heart of Los Angeles.

I wonder what they are experts at?

A handout photo provided by the office of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him addressing a meeting with members of the Assembley of Experts in Tehran on March 8, 2012 (AFP Photo)

They could do Santa Claus pretty good.

The future

Two competing trends. Increasing efficiency with water + sun makes ethanol. And a counter trend, the increase in energy demands from very convenient transportation bots. Now, if I were an evolved squirrel, that sounds like fun, actually. A very safe, friendly cheap modes of going anywhere at any speed. Environmentalists will be perplexed, but look how far the bots have come in just the last two years. Tell me, would you feel safe if the Jeopardy champion was driving you about?

So, the energy driver would be high efficiency methanol factories, driven by some electrical source. These factories gain by converting electricity into storeable methanol. There will be a nano tech break through. A durable, quantum dot scale hydrogen separater, reverse spinner, attacher stepper. I mean, if we can search for Higgs then we can do nanoscale.

Solar efficiency. We need 10% solar efficiency at the methanol factory. Is that so tough? Get a short hop, high efficiency power line from desert sun to oceanside. Sounds all doable to me, what's the problem?

How's the software going you ask?

I dream it actually. As I sleep, my brain begins running through semantic interconnections. What was it I dreamt? Oh yea, I went into the Watson website, and lo and behold, they have key word graphs, they get ontological navigation, love those folks. Seriously, dial in, I like what they did.

Notice the WWW to Watson is the Closet Wide Web of six Linux refrigerators. Great work actually. But here is where my quote operator comes in. The quote defines a semi-ordered set of key words. Make some matching code to speed that up. And that is the total amount of work I have done, today.

Are we allowed to delete the Quran?

You know, like if it was a file or something. Let's say some nutcase e mailed me a silly Quran verse, I would actually read it, being so convenient. But then delete it, Google has a delete forever, I wonder if their deleter looks for Quran verses? Hmm..

Home prices and gas prices, the relationship

Santorum brought it up, between moralizing.

Do the plain and simple first, the obvious. What is the energy content in house construction? Direct variable energy costs during construction are about 10%. Direct energy costs in lumber harvesting is likely about 15%. So 25% of new housing prices will go as energy. Construction people constantly talk about gas prices and electrical bills. Add to that, the Fed was chasing inflation on the way up, about six months behind the curve. Energy prices peaked at nearly triple their previous low. So just the shaping of entropy accounts for nearly a 75% swing in home prices.

I am taking Santorum's side on this issue. The cause of the bubble was denial of the energy shortage until too late, Santorum might just catch the next catastrophe, plus one for him.

Tea party Senators to preserve Socialist Defense network

Tea Party senators unveil five-year plan to balance the budget

The goal of these small state Senators is to preserve their Big Government at the expense of someone else's Big Government.

Victor Hanson discovers the Out-of-Africa problem

We Give Up
Americans — left, right, Democrats, and Republicans — are all sick of thankless nation-building in the Middle East. Yet democratization was not our first choice, but rather a last resort after other methods failed.

The passage way from Africa to Europe and Asia is where much evolution takes place. Nature is cruel, but the USA is in no way responsible for setting the pace of evolution. If the USA wants to raise the Middle East above the level of psychosis, then the problem is solved with a long term colonial commitment to Africa. Anybody up for that?

Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, delusional

Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius appeared flummoxed by questioning from Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) at a hearing on the new health care law Wednesday.

Johnson challenged Sebelius over a number of the Obama administration’s claims about the new health care law, namely that it will reduce the deficit and allow individuals to keep their current healthcare plans. Clueless
The administration has been clueless on the ultimate cost of Obamacare, and so is the CBO. These programs have become way beyond anything that a DC bureaucracy can handle. It is like the $100 billion California Choo Choo. All of these programs will undergo significant downgrade and elimination, the DC government is way beyond anything that can be repaired without some serious defaults somewhere.

US Troops to get Crayon lessons

U.S. military struggles to teach troops to respect Crayons

How do you play chest with this dress code?

ECU Dress Code for chess tournaments
07.03.2012 – The European Women's Championship is the first where the new ECU Dress Code regulations apply. They are quite specific: regarding décolletés (in the US "cleavage"): "the second from the top button may be opened." And skirts may be no shorter than 5-10 cm above the knees. Anastasiya Karlovich quizzed the ECU General Secretary Sava Stoisavljevic on further specifics.Chest Bearing
HT Tyler Cowen

Mark Schmitt is a dunce at the Roosevelt Institute

Why Political Reform Should Be Priority Number One This is yet another completely entagled fool. The number one problem with the political process is the lack of fair voting in the Senate. I mean, a godamned sixth grader can do the math, yet time after timer idiots write about reforming politics fail to notice this fact.

Ezra Klein is the only pundit who has come even close to acknowleding the political process may be stymied by law.

Think a bit Mr Schmidt. What are the differing demands from a big state vs a small state. The big state does no have accurate voting, it can only deliver the goods to the extent that all voters realize the same benefits. Large states are going to need large transactions at less frequent intervals, think of Texas ghetting its space program. Small states want smaller transactions more often, think earmarks for Kentucky.

Start there and do a little thinking, the response of Congress is bandwidth limited because of this, we will always be unable to respond in an economic emergency.

Soldier defends Crayon burning

"The insurgents used the Crayons to write jihadists messages to pass to others. In doing so, they violated their own cultural practice and defiled the Crayon."
The holy markers were confiscated from a U.S. prison, Parwan Detention Center at Bagram Airfield, after they were used to write extremist messages in their coloring books and were mistakenly taken out with the office trash.
Sgt. Shively continued, "The insurgents turned the Crayons into contraband. Therefore it’s ridiculous that we would even consider apologizing.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bi-koran-burnings-bagram-2012-3#ixzz1oXeXMFwv

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Say what?

WASHINGTON -- A growing alliance between Democratic leaders and the natural gas industry looks like it's bearing fruit for both sides, with Democrats backing a measure that could mean billions in profits for their industry.

The partnership is the result of years of effort by tycoon T. Boone Pickens to shed a well-earned partisan image and work productively with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

The measure, which has been submitted as an amendment to the $109 billion transportation bill before the Senate this week, could produce billions in subsidies for natural gas companies, according to people on and off the Hill working on the legislation.

A cloture vote on the larger transportation bill failed Tuesday, but aides said a deal to advance the bill could be cut soon. A cloture vote requires 60 votes to move legislation to a floor debate. Democrats, with 53 members of the Senate, need Republican support to break a filibuster. Huffington Post
Did the citizens of Nevada agree to give billions of middle class tax dollars to billionares? I mean, in the middle of all this hoopla about subsidizing the wealthy, Reid decides to subsidize the wealthy! How dumb and senile can a politician get?

The shortest term interest rate is determined by the Krugman agglomeration

Somebody accidentally got the Nobel prize for re-discovering Shannon theorem. To wit: A Krugman agglomeration is the ability to subdivide goods and deliver smaller quantities of varying goods at higher transaction rates. In other words, what is the smallest profitable transaction we can accomplish. That transaction rate determines the shortest term at which banks are willing to lend. This theory is also known as PSST.

The shortest term we currently have is about three years, lemme check that using the Treasury curve as a proxy. No, it is about one year, normally it is about 3 months, sometimes shorter. The rest of the transactions go as -iLog(i), and this was well proven by agglomeration theory, in 1940. The economy encodes the packaging of goods according to Benford's Law,as Benford's law is the maximum entropy encoding of a delivery channel, as per a Shannon agglomeration. Benford's law deliveries goods with the smallest number of steps (This is how PSST is measured Arnold Kling), from wholesale down to retail.

The shortest transaction rates are down, people buy groceries less often and in larger quantities. What happened? Oil is in short supply. There is no liquidity preference going on, there is no risk aversion, there is an economy adapted to a shorter bandwidth, all inventories are a bit higher, and all transaction are a bit larger and occur less often. The supply chain had reduced rank. This is all agglomeration, PSST, channel encoding, folks.

Are we less accurate today than yesterday? You bet, and when the channel can support the higher rates, the entire channel will re-adapt to the higher signal to noise. Channel Theory.

What really pisses me off is that this was all well known in 1940, Samuelson knew all about this. But for some reason economists got their value religion thing going and forgot everything they learned in 1940. That left me to work from bogus Jeynes theory, work all the backwards through the math, taking each and every fucking reverse step until I reached Shannon. There I discover this was well knwon, deliberately hidden by corrupt economists.

What does this say about stimulus? If you want have stimulus than agglomeration theory says the congressional earmark is the way to go. The Congressional district is the most accurate, highest bandwidth 'bin' of transaction available to the Congress. Why don't we do Congressional earmarks? Senate distortion. The variety of transaction needed by the variable state representation means the smallest transaction rate is not available to the Senate. The Senate only operates over a longer cycle, otherwise it does not operate. The lack of fair voting in the Senate limits our response to a crisis folks.

I remember bitching about Samuelson, he should have pursued this, then the guy up and died on me. But Samuelson knew the scoop. Channel theory is also Hayek's roundabout theory, Hayek should have listened to Shannon, dunno why he didn't.

These are the same idiots who voted for Choo Choo

While state lawmakers met to finalize their portion of next years’ University of California budget, thousands of students, faculty and other community members converged on the Capitol on Monday to rally for revenue-generating alternatives.
On the other side of the picket lines, over 100 police officers uniformed in riot gear stood on guard, blocking access to the rotunda as roughly 200 protesters attempted to enter the area. Officials arrested a total of 72 individuals throughout the day, 68 of which were incurred when protestors refused to leave the building at its 6 p.m. closing time, and one for possession of a switchblade.Daily Nexus
They screwed themselves, they should protest themselves, march around their own home and beat themselves with whips. That'll teach themselves. Anybody stupid enough to vote a $100 billion Choo Choo in a politically corrupt state like California is unqualified for college.

Qsons vs Watson

Watson uses the same technology as the Fresno design, except the Fresno design is meant to be a uniform graph pattern matching instruction upon which applications are built. Watson is the complete system.

How would the semantic processor be ganged up to make a Watson?

A question and an answer are a Qson bundle, a complete nested store of an ontological word graph. Basically, ship the thing around and try various pattern matches (read graph convolutions) on the fixed set of Qson bundles in the database. Depending upon the goal of the quest, the matching conditions can be altered, it is all in the pass, match and collect portion of query by example. The Fresno desing is duplicated in hundreds of Linux machines passing around Qsons. The match conditions are a small few lines of alterable code, depending upon the query, the match criteria changes. The the main process is one of storing, passing and convolving with a uniform nested store, the Qson.

Oil is tight, not money Scott Sumner

Ben does not set the price of the dollar when oil imports are very tight, OPEC sets the price of the dollar, and it is 1/100 a barrel/dollar.

This is percent change in CPI-U and percent change in WTI oil. Look what happened since 2000, the two measures begin correlating.  Prior to that, inflation was correlated with two or three constraints.  How do I know? Because we only measure the three or four constraints. its too costly to start measuring the fifth constraint.

So, you got about 90% of the correlation is real between the unit of account and the flow of goods. Or, the variation in inventories among all goods in optimum flow, including money, will be related to the flow of three or four constraints. You divide that into two or three major constraints we deal with, you have at best 30-40% of the correlation between each of three major inputs and real goods flow.

This chart, since 2001, shows oil has been taking about 85-95% of the available variation, we are tuned to oil, oil is money; and that is a constraint on the economy. You cannot fake this.  The problem was exacerbated by having one war too many.

Look what has happened in the last year, they diverge again, that is us adapting,  that is why we had a recent soft landing. A watched pot never boils.

Here is the solution, solve this equation:
Seawater plus sunlight equals methanol.  That is the shortest path out of the mess and it likely buys us 50 years, at least.  Also, robotic transportation, that will buy you ten years.

Just a note: I keep seeing, both in comments here and in the broader discussion, assertions to the effect that government spending can’t create demand or jobs — basically, the claim that there must always be 100 percent crowding out.

Not a hundred percent, the chart show 85-90% crowding out.

A big energy whoops for Europe

Less and less domestic production in times of extreme shortages.
A deadly combination. Look at Greece and the other Club Med nations, all of them spending the most for imported oil.

Russ Roberts on a roll

We can depend on Cafe Hayek. Here he talks about the fact that Obama gives away millions in executive bonuses then the energy companies go belly up, after cashing in their government goodies. Obama plans on doing more of this, and idiot like Yglesias will think it fine and dandy.

How do we get high multipliers by sending middle class taxes to wealthy crooks? Yet, all sots of support for this nonsens from the left. Obamney_1 is beginning to make Obamney_2 look good in comparison. Why should Californians pay any taxes at all?

The psychotic liberal and his American supporters who killed 3 million innocent people

LBJ, the scourge of the world thrust upon us by shameful liberals who were willing to kill million of Vietnamese to get their welfare goodies. Welfare bums and liberals will allow genocide to get their government goodies. Cafe Hayek talks a biography of the scumbag American from Texas. It is taking five vlumes to describe America's Hitler and the nazi liberals who supported him.

Nixn didn't help much. Who were those idiots who nearly destroyed America in an the useless slaughter? Who were you, why did you do it? And if you still believe this nonsene, then why isn't Washington DC the enemy to all true Americans?

Obama repeating the stupid

President Obama used a visit to the Charlotte area on Wednesday to announce a new initiative to build and use alternative-energy vehicles.

In remarks delivered at the Daimler Trucks plant in Mount Holly, Obama announced a new $1 billion National Community Deployment Challenge. The goal of that program -- to spur the construction and use of "clean" vehicles.

The speech and the new program, which also includes expansion of tax credits and other incentives, is part of the Obama administration's effort to deal with rising discontent among U.S. citizens with rising gasoline prices.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/07/3076251/president-obama-charlotte-visit.html#storylink=cpy

How long will this go on? If Obama keeps losing taxpayer money to wealthy people on welfare, he will eventually look like Gray Davis and Gavin Newsome, two bozos who are completely lost..

We can always lay off UC Professors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The state will have to cough up more than $700 million a year to repay the billions required to build the first phase of a proposed high-speed train between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, a report published Tuesday said.

The new projections from California's nonpartisan legislative analyst's office include principal and interest on nearly $10 billion in rail bonds passed in 2008, and reflect higher borrowing rates than initially planned. The figures don't include the millions already being paid toward $500 million in debt the project has run up.Daily Transcript

Stay tuned, I will be doing software updates today,.

Watson is starting to move, I should make some feeble response on behalf of Software Geekdom.

Just bnow, I opened Visual Studios and resisted the Toutettes urge to bash Schller on the economy. Schiller is in an entanglement, he think there is sufficient democracy to fix the tax code.

I have news for Schiller, nothing will fix the distortions in DC except the fair vote. Pretending itt ain't so just makes the economist look like a religious fanatic.

Step 2 accomplished, I opened the appropriate project in Studio. Next step, to actually click on the file I intend to debug. Software, such a chore!

Whoops, lost the urge. Going to the pastry shop.

Ignorant Professor Cartel uneducates students

The same day the students were arrested, the New York Fed released a report on the consequences of incessant tuition increases across the nation: ballooning student loan balances that are increasingly difficult to bear:
- 27% of the borrowers who had to make payments (not current students) were past due.
- $870 billion in student-loan balances at the end of the 3rd quarter 2011 (higher than credit card debt of $693 billion and auto loans of $730 billion), up 2.1% from the 2nd quarter, while other consumer debt declined or remained flat.
- Average balance: $23,300. That includes the millions of student loans that, after years of payment, have much smaller balances or are nearly paid off. Average balances owed by recent graduates are much higher.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/www.testosteronepit.com/home/2012/3/6/next-bankruptcy-for-a-whole-generation.html#ixzz1oQVIEoGh

This is all about professors getting a thrill from classroom. Classrooms, the most inefficient teaching method , yet hysterical professors cling to it, screwing up studrnts in the process. If most of your college comes from on line studies, then you are likely a much brighter student. Any employer should think twice about hiring a student who was fooled into sitting in class rooms for four years.

Iranian Dignity

Days before Iran's just-completed parliamentary elections, the country's supreme leader gave what amounted to a pep rally on the Islamic Republic's nuclear views.

Atomic technology is a pillar of "national dignity," boasted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and Iran must stand firm against the "bullying" pressures from the West. Las Vegas Sun
Persia, invaded by yet another bizarre Levant religion, they give up the much superior Zorasterism. Where is the dignity in that?

Anybody ever notice that the religions born from the Out of Africa movement all have phantoms and ghosts? I would think the smarter humans would pause a moment before thrusting crazed religious ides on African country boys.

A confused Republican Socialism

Battle in Ohio reinforces GOP divide says LA Times.

There are only so many federal goodies to pass out. Republican voters are confused about which chunk of socialism they want from their leaders.

Federally created welfare class

Fresno County has poured millions of dollars into law enforcement over the past six months to manage hundreds of new criminals shifted from state to county hands.

The jail has added 432 new beds, and 432 more are expected next month. The Probation Department has hired at least a dozen new officers, and another half-dozen are on board with local law-enforcement agencies.

Little money, however, has gone toward rehabilitation for the new criminal population. No drug treatment has been added. No new mental-health services exist. No additional vocational training is offered.

County public-safety leaders say it's just a matter of time before such services are put in place. But critics say the county is offering too little too late.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/03/06/2750123/jail-alternatives-low-priority.html#storylink=cpy
Most of the criminals are born from the welfare checks for babies scam, and they never really had good parenting. This is what happens when Californians are denied a fair vote, the folks who have no voting power end up with the dredges of society. The SF meth addicted crowd and their anti-democratic partners in the Dem party make sure Califonrinans do not have a fair Senate vote.

Joe the Plumber!!

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign has won the Republican nomination in his home state as he makes a bid for Congress.

Samuel Wurzelbacher gained the nickname "Joe the Plumber" for expressing working-class concerns about taxes to then-candidate Barack Obama during a stop to the region.

The Toledo-area plumber defeated Steve Kraus, a Sandusky real estate agent, early Wednesday to grab the GOP nomination in Ohio's 9th Congressional District. Huffington
The real story here is Ohio lost two districts in the census and California gained them.

Tea Party leader votes for Big Goverment Newt

Sarah Palin surprised caucus-goers in Wasilla, Alaska, on Tuesday when she showed up at her local polling location, casting her ballot for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Palin's husband, Todd Palin, has endorsed Gingrich, and Palin has been generally supportive of the former Speaker. Hill 
Newt, promising to spend gazillions and raise debt by trillions gets the Tea Party Welfare vote.

See ya later Kucinichator

The outcome was largely expected. Mr. Kucinich, an antiwar populist from Cleveland who has run for president twice, lost his district when state lawmakers redrew the electoral map after Ohio, whose population has been dwindling, lost two Congressional seats last year. The new district — a skinny strip of land that covers parts of five counties from Cleveland to Toledo — contained more of Ms. Kaptur’s old territory than Mr. Kucinich’s, and Mr. Kucinich had been struggling to win over voters in areas beyond his traditional stronghold of Cleveland. Representative Dennis J. Kucinich, leaving him without a seat in Congress for the first time in 16 years.

Morgan Stanley can't figure out the economy

MORGAN STANLEY: There's Something Weird Going On With The Economic Data

We adjust to oil shortages much faster, after two or three tries at it. So there is a cushion the economy keeps to prevent volatile energy prices in line.  There is been a  regime change. It takes a few years for the regime change to start appearing in the stochastic models, because it is not a stochastic process.  So, Morgan Stanley will be screwed up for another year as they cannot do non-linear math. Try channel theory, the entire channel has been calibrated to handle energy price volatility, all goods obey the new regime, all goods proceed so as to minimize the number of steps in energy prices adjustment. Shannon, Benford, Kelly; not DSGE; wrong theory.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Good News

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan transportation bill failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate, ratcheting up pressure on lawmakers to find a way to keep federal aid flowing to highway and transit programs beyond the end of this month or face widespread construction industry layoffs.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday fell eight votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate on a two-year, $109 billion transportation bill. All but two Republicans voted against the motion.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, accused Republicans of political obstruction. GOP senators said they were trying to preserve their right to offer amendments, including on such unrelated issues as the Keystone oil pipeline and pollution controls for industrial boilers.

The government's power to fund transportation programs is due to expire March 31.KKTV

The highway bill is likely mispriced, and is likely a mess. Voting no is a good thing.

Bad economic science

Taxpayers and tax spenders

Correlation error bands are shit. They claim to show that tax progressivity leads to higher deb ratios. They pick a 30 year period between 1979 and 2006. In act, from 1990 to 2000, progressive taxes decreased the budget deficit. The debt bulge actually started with Reagan cutting taxes and increased spending. (Fig 3 in the chart).

As an aside, the most likely cause of our national bankruptcy is the lack of fair voting in the Senate, and the distortion it causes.

Economies of scale for Bankrupt California

Stockton … Hercules … Lincoln … Milpitas. The list of cities has grown to four in the span of one week. These are all cities in California recently threatened with budgetary insolvency — where expenses exceed revenues. All have started to explore filing bankruptcy or drastically reducing their budgets and effectively doing the same, as would happen in a bankruptcy court.

AB 506, by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, became law in 2011 to prevent or delay just such a run of bankruptcy filings. The California Legislature does not want a run of cities filing bankruptcy because the state budget continues to run a $20 billion annual deficit and is unable to bail out insolvent cities Cal Watch

Uncovering the Obamascare scam

I could go on, but you get the point. The Affordable Care Act's supporters believe the law to be a thoughtfully conceived, fiscally responsible program that will cover more people while reducing the deficit. There are a lot of reasons to doubt their optimism. Atlantic Monthly
Avik S. A. Roy goes through the list of cons and scams the Democrats hobbled together. Costs are way of from what the liars at the CBO claimed.

The other semantic processor

Citigroup Inc. (C), the third-largest U.S. lender, is Watson’s first financial services client, IBM said yesterday. It will help analyze customer needs and process financial, economic and client data to advance and personalize digital banking.
BM expects to generate billions in new revenue by 2015 by putting Watson to work. The technology giant has already sold Watson to health-care clients, helping WellPoint Inc. (WLP) and Seton Health Family analyze data to improve care. IBM executives say Watson’s skills -- understanding and processing natural language, consulting vast volumes of unstructured information, and accurately answering questions with humanlike cognition -- are also well suited for the finance industry. Bloomberg

Employed! Making money with semantic pattern matching. How long before the rest of the industry adopts the Fresno Design?

Big Business wants their subsidies from the middle class

A battle over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is pitting conservative groups against big business and could lead to an insurrection against GOP leaders in the House this month.

The bank could hit its $100 billion loan limit at the end of March, making reauthorization a top priority for business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Aerospace Industries Association. Hill
What do the welfare bums say?
Business groups and Ex-Im strongly dispute the notion that the bank provides subsidies.

“No one is being given anything for free,” said Ex-Im spokesman Phil Cogan. “The buyers are paying for the financing they are receiving. The bank is paying a fee.”

One lobbyist was aghast to hear that a GOP aide used the term “subsidies” in describing the reauthorization bill.
If its not a subsidy, then they don't need it, cancel the program.

Say goodbye to integration in schools

A 13-year-old boy who police say was doused with gasoline and lit on fire last week while walking home from school is recovering from first-degree burns to his face and head.

The boy was just two blocks from his home in Kansas City Tuesday when two teenagers began to follow him and then attacked him, his mother, Melissa Coon, said.

Police have described the suspects as black 16-year-olds, while the victim is white.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teenagers-poured-gasoline-boy-walking-home-school-set-fire-cops-article-1.1033062#ixzz1oKeMnr9e

Bot on the run

Arizona declares war, again

Sen. McCain calls for airstrikes against Syria That is one war mongering state!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Screw the Senator from the warmongering state.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Monday that the United States needs to make an “ironclad pledge” that it will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons capability — and will use force if necessary to stop it.

“It’s time for the United States to make an ironclad pledge which will be heard both by our friends and enemies in the Middle East and throughout the world,” Lieberman said, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday. The Hill
Connecticut can Ironclad all it wants, if they have the money, here in California we are not Iron Cladding anything.

Islamic Suiciders need more practice

A suicide bomber has killed at least two Afghan civilians and wounded four others after detonating explosives at the gates of the U.S. military base at Bagram, just north of Kabul.ABC News
Every Islamic Suicider needs live fire practice before attempting the real thing.

Islamonuttistan has perfected an excellent method. The amputate a leg first, then strap that with bombs and heave the leg over the wall. Given two arms and two legs, it is now possible to get four suicides from one Crayon Lover.

What Interest Rates Say

Interest rates tell you if the curve is steep, that gives you gains from specialization. I dunno why this is complicated, perhaps because the Treasury curve is often not a good proxy for the generalized yield curve. Modeled Behavior brings it up.
When the curve is steep, money is cheap. I think this is true because people are evidently borrowing cheaper in the short terms and making money at the longer terms, isn't that the definition of a steep curve?

Whoops on Jerry Brown

California is going broke. Again. The state controller has estimated that the state will run out of money sometime this month. California will need to find $3 billion in cuts or revenues to keep the state in the black through the rest of this fiscal year.RCP
Well some UC Professors will e out of a job.

Jeffrey Bell believes this?

Author and political activist Jeffrey Bell argues that social conservatism is uniquely American because it is in reality an outgrowth of American exceptionalism. It exists here because the founding principles of the United States—centering on the belief that humanity receives its equal rights directly from God rather than from government
I doubt it though some reviewer claims it sp0. Jeffry wrote a book: The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism Instapundit mentioned it so I read his in a review. About the stupidest statement I have heard in a week, that the religious groups are government by one statement in the constitution written over 250 years ago?

Vampire Catholics lose a sex object

Officials at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin said Sunday they're distraught and perplexed over the theft of the church's most precious relic: the preserved heart of St. Laurence O'Toole, patron saint of Dublin.
O'Toole's heart had been displayed in the cathedral since the 13th century. It was stored in a heart-shaped wooden box and secured in a small, square iron cage on the wall of a chapel dedicated to his memory. On Saturday someone cut through two bars, pried the cage loose, and made off with the relic. Yahoo
One of the priests came by to kiss the thing and it was gone!! Maybe found a new lover?

What's coming up in software?

Documentation. I need to get the API I use fixed up and presentable on the github web site feature. Most of the NoSql is going to be built around the concept of stepping through graphs at high speed, and the underlying B Tree technology will be directed via the stepping API. The whole concept behind the stepping 'API is to lock the base and run the tables' The API lets you loop through structured data, bound only by the rowid counters, its the basis of graph convolution.

Github has a web site feature, separate from the code base. I can generate the API documents using Doxygen and upload them to the github web site. Thus, software geeks can say to themselves.'I can do much better' and bingo, the industry moves on and upward.

Why Obama will win the election

Adjusted for inflation, Reagan-era spending rose 10.2 percent in the first 10 quarters of recovery, Obama-era spending only 2.6 percent.
We get the Reagan Socialism, don't like it and always fear Republican spending out of control.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Entanglement makes a physicist look horrible

The hits just keep on coming for electric vehicle (EV) maker Fisker Automotive Inc. (Fisker). An investor is suing the company for alleged fraud and breach of duty in the sale of company stock.
Fisker makes great looking EVs but they just cannot keep their books in order and now they are being sued by an investor by the name of Daniel Wray. Between October 2009 and April 2011 Wray bought about $210,000 in unregistered preferred Fisker stock. A nice investment in a company that looked to have potential, that is until things began to go south for Fisker.
Source: Gas 2.0 (http://s.tt/167Ib)

Fisker Automotive, a private company based in Irvine, Calif., has received a $529 million loan from a Department of Energy program designed to fund the development of alternative vehicles.

Arnold Kling is following the fiasco. But my question is entanglement, Energy Secretary Chu must have forgot simple college math. Right? How did he forget quantum physic whoch would have told him that government hand is too heavy.

Chu's problem, entanglement. Inside of DC, in the bureaucracy, thought is trained, controlled to a certain path.

Rigging the patent game for the wealthy

Probably the most famous patent-troll case in recent years was the one where a troll named NTP managed to extract $612.5 million from Research in Motion. That case covered five different patents: of the five, the U.S. Patent Office had given “non-final” rejections to all of them, and had issued a final rejection to one, when the case was settled.

RIM had discovered prior art for all of the patents that NTP was suing over — but that didn’t really help them at all. The problem was that the patents had already been awarded to NTP, which meant that NTP was within its rights to sue RIM for as long as it held those patents. Once RIM found out what NTP was up to, it could and did challenge the patents at the U.S. Patent Office, which has a procedure for such things. But the U.S. Patent Office is an entirely separate entity from the U.S. District Court, where judge James Spencer made it very clear that his job was to rule only on whether RIM was violating NTP’s patents, and not on whether NTP’s patents were properly granted. Had RIM not settled the case, the court could and probably would have shut down the entire BlackBerry service.

RIM, of course, offered to post a substantially greater settlement if it could get the money back were NTP’s patents deemed invalid; NTP, naturally, rejected that offer. And challenging patents at the U.S. Patent Office takes time; if you’ve already been sued by a patent troll in U.S. District Court or just about anywhere else, it’s almost certainly too late at that point to look for prior art, take it to the USPTO, get the patent invalidated, and win the case that way. Meanwhile, it’s pretty much impossible to keep tabs on every patent awarded to a possible troll, and try to challenge those patents at the USPTO on the off chance that if you don’t, those patents might be used against you. Felix
Who are the villans? Repuiblican traitors and Communists:
Imagine a world in which any intellectual property holder can, without ever appearing before a judge or setting foot in a courtroom, shut down any website's online advertising programs and block access to credit card payments. The credit card processors and the advertising networks would be required to take quick action against the named website; only the filing of a “counter notification” by the website could get service restored.

It's the world envisioned by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) in today's introduction of the Stop Online Piracy Act in the US House of Representatives. This isn't some off-the-wall piece of legislation with no chance of passing, either; it's the House equivalent to the Senate's PROTECT IP Act, which would officially bring Internet censorship to the US as a matter of law.

Calling its plan a “market-based system to protect US customers and prevent US funding of sites dedicated to theft of US property,” the new bill gives broad powers to private actors. Any holder of intellectual property rights could simply send a letter to ad network operators like Google and to payment processors like MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal, demanding these companies cut off access to any site the IP holder names as an infringer.

Damn Republican Big Government Stalinists. Lamar Alexander is one good reason to vote for Obama.

Software today!

I deleted 20 lines of unused code! This stuff is easy.

Teachers union busted in power grab

The legislation would empower the state to seize local tax revenue and redirect it exclusively to inflate school budgets — mainly meaning teacher salaries, pensions and benefits. It would do so even if it meant overriding voter-adopted property tax limits or raiding funds for police, fire departments, libraries, parks and transportation. Montgomery and some other counties, which already spend more than half their budgets on schools, would be largely stripped of their discretion to set spending priorities.WA Post
This is crap.
HT Kling

When your district thrives on DC socialism

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) endorsed Romney on NBC's "Meet the Press" two days ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries where some 419 delegates are at stake.
Who ya gonna call?

NoSql and the $2 billion/yr market

Will the the entire web will convert to Json graph crawling web bots?    I am betting on it, and I think the industry will steal my idea for the semantic processor.  I have a $100 to bet, any takers?. Think about it, what are all the Couch Potatoes and Mangos gonna do? They have to adopt the concept of web bots, and when they do their choices will be either a substandard design, or steal the Fresno design.

Gingrich: Let's go to the moon and have an Iran war

On CNN's "State of the Union" Gingrich said there is "no evidence" the White House is committed to stopping Iran and that "any [Israeli] prime minister faced with the threat of nuclear arms in Iran” would preemptively strike.
Republican Gingrich supporters just agreed to another $10 trillion in extra debt.

What's new with Json?

The Json folks stole my @ ugly, I was planning to use that but they assigned is a less related function than convolve. The nerve of those folks!

Socialist Koch brothers seek takeover of CATO

Brad summarizes the fiasco. Koches are not libertarian, don't belong in CATO.

I have examples of Jerry Brown and the pension disaster

Reporter: I understand that you’ve gotten some criticism that you’ve ceded way too much to the unions.

Brown: Give me an example.

Reporter: As far as the education, teachers unions, and just as far as some of the contracts that have been negotiated, that you could be making the same mistake that you made in your last administration...

Your idiotic, and anti-democratic Dills Act has now bankrupted Fresno, Stockton, Orange Countty twice, and LA is on the brink. Newsome left SF unable to pay its pension promises. You have allowed state sanctioned withdrawals from paychecks that go directly to your corrupt politics.

You and Gray Davis constantly screwed around with energy markets and cause enormous costs and disruption. You spent a ton of dough-re-me on Oackland, and the place went straight back to the pits, wasted money.
He says:
California, the economy is doing better, it’s coming back. The private economy added $90 billion, and that feeds into the public sector as well. There are deficits because there’s been excesses in the last decade, brought on principally by the mortgage bubble and breakdown.
Read the latest Ceridian index and quit lying. California just took a dump, revenues are down some $5 billion more than your bogus estimate. You are pushing this bogus choo choo thing, which you know will never be built.

What is your major policy? Send a 25% tax premium to DC and deny California citizens a fair vote. Blaming Swarzenenegger is easy, he is a dumbshit Republican, but at least he has stupidity as an excuse.

About 30% of the welfare checks in Fresno go to support this killing

Since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006 and declared an open war on the drug cartels, nearly 50,000 people have been killed in suspected drug-related violence in Mexico, according to Mexico's government. Many of the dead are narco-traffickers and low-level dealers. Increasingly, civilians have been caught in the crossfire as cartels fight for the lucrative drug trading zones so critical to smuggling narcotics north. The violence in towns along the U.S.-Mexico border has been well documented. CNN
And the odd thing, even if Fresnans wanted to stop our meth consumption, we don't have enough votes in the Senate to do a damn thing!

Republican Communism

WSJ: The Export Subsidy Boomerang. “If you thought Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Solyndra would teach Congress a lesson about politicized credit, think again. The federal Export-Import Bank is up for reauthorization, and the only question seems to be how much more taxpayer money Washington wants to put at risk. If the GOP wants to have a principled battle about fiscal waste and market distortions, this is a good one. . . . Business lobbies claim the country can’t afford to let the bank expire or—gasp—private banks like Citigroup and J.P. Morgan would have to do more trade financing. California Republican Gary Miller, supported by fellow Republican Spencer Bachus, Democrat Barney Frank and others, has a bill pending in the House to prolong the bank’s life through 2015 and raise its lending cap to $160 billion from $100 billion. The House Financial Services Committee waved the bill through in a voice vote last year and it’s likely to get a floor vote this month.” WSJ

These are direct loan subsidize to wealthy people, and Republicans tell their idiot supporters they favor small government.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Jerry Brown should lobby for democracy

The co-pays would save the state more than $300 million a year, but the Obama administration reasoned that they would deter recipients from seeking treatment and thus restrict health-care access. While in Washington, D.C., for the National Governors Association's winter meeting earlier this week, Mr. Brown lobbied Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and Ms. Sebelius again for a waiver but didn't sound too optimistic about his prospects. The governor said that Ms. Sebelius had raised "legal issues" about charging co-pays and indicated that there were other ways to reduce Medicaid costs, which she didn't specify. WSJ
What did he expect? Californian has no voting power in the Senate, begging from the gov won't help, a demand for real democracy might.

Oil, reposted as economists misinform

This is percent change in CPI-U and percent change in WTI oil. Look what happened since 2000, the two measures begin correlating.  Prior to that, inflation was correlated with two or three constraints.  How do I know? Because we only measure the three or four constraints. its too costly to start measuring the fifth constraint.

So, you got about 90% of the correlation is real between the unit of account and the flow of goods. Or, the variation in inventories among all goods in optimum flow, including money, will be related to the flow of three or four constraints. You divide that into two or three major constraints we deal with, you have at best 30-40% of the correlation between each of three major inputs and real goods flow.

This chart, since 2001, shows oil has been taking about 85-95% of the available variation, we are tuned to oil, oil is money; and that is a constraint on the economy. You cannot fake this.  The problem was exacerbated by having one war too many.

Look what has happened in the last year, they diverge again, that is us adapting,  that is why we had a recent soft landing. A watched pot never boils.

Here is the solution, solve this equation:
Seawater plus sunlight equals methanol.  That is the shortest path out of the mess and it likely buys us 50 years, at least.  Also, robotic transportation, that will buy you ten years.

Just a note: I keep seeing, both in comments here and in the broader discussion, assertions to the effect that government spending can’t create demand or jobs — basically, the claim that there must always be 100 percent crowding out.

Not a hundred percent, the chart show 85-90% crowding out.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Back to query syntax

OK, I have tablename all by itself returns the table. Internally the model is to convert that to the binary, @tablename,_ the second null operand being valid. Now that tells me that the null thing (I have it as null link and/or null key value). But the null thing must mean transparent pass and collect, in our vernacular. So, is it always a transparent wild card? The null thing, I think, is going to be context specific, it does some known default in the situation it finds itself.
Next on the query chain, tablname.varname, gets me the convolution of tablename with varname, presumedly the thing named varname. Do be frightened, that is just the formal way of saying, look up the method given the object. But, it is still a binary table operation, the _@tablename,varname, but the second table likely will be in memory. This runs the table returning variables labeled varname. There is more, more done that I don't know about, and more that others will define, or stuff defined I don't quite get. But this much is not bad, fairly easy.

How about my Lazy J quote, "Bag of key words", one or more keyvalues in quotes, we get tablename."bookmarks phones" tablename could be a single nested store of three lists, each with their own format; in other words, a Json graph. t in bound form, that syntax naturally matches the top level set, and on match, imediately has the state needed to descend. tablename."joe jeff".address. Hmm..?? I don't quite get it myself, I am not there yet. Do I get the address of either joe or jeff? I would think so, but this is a bit out of my range. Note, in the default the grammar uses position. The whole concept will emege fairly quickly. Json folks are halfway there.