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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Good quote: On present day slaves
    • None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Brain as prediction machine
    • The brain is essentially a pattern recognition machine, constantly making predictions. Our perception is a combination of our prior expectations—expressed in the form of these automatic predictions—and actual sensory perception. As long as the sensory information matches the predictions, the brain hums along. When there is dissonance, the brain steps into make a correction. But when we are around people we believe to have special powers or abilities—when we have made an implicit decision that we can trust them—we seem to unconsciously down-regulate our analytical thinking.

      http://nautil.us/issue/45/power/the-anatomy-of-charisma

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Capitalism: Progress and regress
    • What is progress?

      Progress is change of simple into complex, change of lower to higher.

      Regress is the opposite.

      Regress in society is called reaction.

      Why capitalism is reactionary social order now? Because it does not allow necessary rise in complexity, rise that is required to move in to thermo nuclear era, era of better medicine and longer life. Instead it constantly slides in state that I call unmanageable complexity, replacing progress by presentations and fakes. It is like dumb student in school who is stuck in certain grade and can't move to next level, fails and fails.

      Not only this, but as progress in means of production pushes capitalism forward it respond is very strange (to normal people) ways. Start to tear hairs looking at robots progress. Very warned that millions of people won't be dumb addition to trucks.

      Capitalism is just afraid of his fate that he perfectly knows. Trumps of the world are response to progress, response by reaction. In their attempt to avoid the unavoidable fate.

      They are so scared, so few of them left, that at least they hope to bring with them to another world hundreds of millions of people. It is something like barbarian leaders who had been buried with hundreds of killed servants. And they can even pull it off, if you let them.

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    Navigation mechanisms in human brain
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      Topological networks lie at the heart of our cities and social milieu. However, it remains unclear how and when the brain processes topological structures to guide future behaviour during everyday life. Using fMRI in humans and a simulation of London (UK), here we show that, specifically when new streets are entered during navigation of the city, right posterior hippocampal activity indexes the change in the number of local topological connections available for future travel and right anterior hippocampal activity reflects global properties of the street entered. When forced detours require re-planning of the route to the goal, bilateral inferior lateral prefrontal activity scales with the planning demands of a breadth-first search of future paths. These results help shape models of how hippocampal and prefrontal regions support navigation, planning and future simulation.

      http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14652

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    brianl
    Good quote: On direction
    • The thought considering possibility to return to barbarian era is now most fashionable among modern bourgeoisie.

      M. Gorky. 1932

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    Story of idiots: 360 degrees cameras sales will rise 5000%
    • Global 360 Camera Sales Forecast by Segment: 2016 to 2022 we forecast that global sales of 360 cameras will grow over 1500% over the next six years. The popularity of the cameras is driven by the sales of virtual reality (VR) headsets which will increase the consumption of 360 content through popular platforms.

      The professional industry will see growth as mainstream movie studios begin offering 360 movies in the near future. The sale of professional grade cameras will see almost 1400% growth during our forecast period.

      The strongest growth will be within the prosumer (semiprofessional) camera segment where bloggers and 360 video enthusiasts produce more content for consumption. The segment will witness a 5000% growth during our forecast period from 2016 to 2022.

      The largest segment will be the consumer segment, which will grow 1500% during our forecast period. The popularity of self-produced 360 content grows with the popularity of VR headsets.

      https://www.strategyanalytics.com/strategy-analytics/blogs/devices/emerging-devices/emerging-devices/2017/03/21/strong-growth-in-360-camera-market#.WNKHUE0fCUl

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    Socialism: From basics
    • Start of socialism for dummies posts series.

      Special note. As every capitalist country ruling class is very afraid to tell any truth they just spread lie starting from Kindergarten, best to do it in time the people can not critically analyze anything. So, reading this post will require strong effort to turn off huge neural networks in brain build by education and media.

      We'll get very precise quote and will use main points to understand where capitalists ruling class fool you every day.

      There is no Russian, English, French, German, Italian socialism, as much as there is no Chinese socialism. There is only one Marxist-Leninist socialism. It is another thing, that in the building of socialism it is necessary to take into consideration the specific features of a particular country. Socialism is a science, necessarily having, like all science, certain general laws, and one just needs to ignore them and the building of socialism is destined to failure.

      What does it mean? It means that any attempt to break core laws under pretense of your country specifics always leads to failure and history showed it perfectly.

      There is different meanings for "socialism" word - one being soft version of capitalism with special income redistribution approaches, and another is meaning that communists use - socialism as first stage of communism, different social organization of society. In any posts we will use second definition except places where it will be stated otherwise.

      What are these general laws of building of socialism.

      1p Above all it is the dictatorship of the proletariat the workers’ and peasants’ State, a particular form of the union of these classes under the obligatory leadership of the most revolutionary class in history the class of workers. Only this class is capable of building socialism and suppressing the resistance of the exploiters and petty bourgeoisie.

      Most modern people here are distracted by such word as "dictatorship", must be something bad, they think, it is not soft word. But one issue arise here, as any capitalist state is dictatorship of bourgeoisie. There is not such thing as "third way", or intermediary state (except transition period).

      What dictatorship means? It means that laws are made in the interests of ruling class. All state machine works to punish any classes or individuals that go against interests of ruling class.

      What happens as you ease the proletariat dictatorship? Oppressed classes and groups rise their head and slowly, but steadily gain their force. Not to make society where everyone looks like loving pink bunny. But to become ruling class and use all power of dictatorship, much worse and stronger to oppress proletariat.

      2p Socialised property of the main instruments and means of production. Expropriation of all the large factories and their management by the state.

      This is core point that can be used to sort out fake socialist states.

      One thing that most people living under capitalism do not get properly is formulation - "socialized property for means of production". It means, at first, that if you see nationalization in capitalist state even of all means of production - it is not socialization. It is still capitalist state, just now property belongs to collective capitalist, belongs to whole class of capitalists. Normally in capitalist state such measures are used in the usual scheme - nationalization of all losses and privatization of all income. After huge budget investments means of production are again sold at the small percentage of real price to private owners. And cycle can continue.

      Socialization and expropriation never happen overnight, it is long and complex process in reality, sometimes with pause required for ruling class to gain more power and continue it. But you must always check where process is going. Destruction of socialist states usually begin with hidden privatization and later, as bourgeoisie gain more power, it becomes open process.

      3p Nationalisation of all capitalist banks, the merging of all of them into a single state bank and strict regulation of its functioning by the state.

      Socialist state does not need parasites, hence all private banks are merged and unnecessary closed. State bank is not commercial structure, only perform transactions, and function as service of manufacturing and other things, as well as being citizens savings bank.

      Socialist state do not have any stock trading, commodities trading, etc.

      If you see private banks or stock exchange it is true sign of capitalist state, sometimes in emerging form.

      4p The scientific and planned conduct of the national economy from a single center. Obligatory use of the following principle in the building of socialism: from each according to his capacity, to each according to his work, distribution of the material good depending upon the quality and quantity of the work of each person.

      It is two big points here.

      First being central planning of all core manufacturing and services. It is very complex thing and requires constant rising of education level as well as development for means of production, like computers, software and math methods, as well as advanced feedback. As means of production develop, socialist state must accompany it with corresponding development of planning (not just by good sounding words).

      Second being that developed socialist states put more emphasis on redistribution, and less on retail in any form. With proper development role of money and retail must fade out gradually.

      Degradation of socialist states frequently starts from some smart economists trying to propose more money stimulus measures, rise inequality, proposals of increased retail role, as well as ideas to undermine planning. Guys who propose all such ideas actually work in the interests of oppressed bourgeoisie class.

      5p Obligatory domination of Marxist-Leninist ideology.

      This one is not so simple as it looks.

      In any capitalist state any ideology that is opposite to capitalist state is oppressed, via finance, information blocking, and finally, if it rise to dangerous, just by force.

      Socialist state in same way oppress any capitalist ideology, kicking out support under remains of exploiters who dream of good old times.

      6p Creation of armed forces that would allow the defense of the accomplishments of the revolution and always remember that any revolution is worth anything only if it is capable of defending itself.

      If any fool is thinking that you can keep capitalist army and live happily - he will be greatly upset by outcome. Each and every time where socialist state did not make their own army of workers and peasants - ended up bad.

      7p Ruthless armed suppression of counter revolutionaries and the foreign agents.

      Not only remains of your own bourgeoisie dream of good old days. All capitalist states around are dreaming about same.

      They can wet their bed each nigh, but at morning they get up, wipe themselves clean by toilet paper and go out making plans and operations how to kill socialist state.

      These, in short, are the main laws of socialism as a science, requiring that we relate to them as such.

      It is not some "suggestions", if you do not follow them you fail miserably and lot of people pay by their life for your stupidity.

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    Proper lenses
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      Besides the traditional black, the Trioplan 35mm f2.8 lens, which launched on Kickstarter on March 9, is available in red, green, blue and Titanium -- but only in limited numbers as a special reward option on Kickstarter.

      “Photography is more than black and white and so these new lenses are more than that, too,” said Dr. Stefan Immes, CEO of Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz. “The new colors are strictly limited in quantity and, therefore, a real collector’s item.”

      Secret proper color lens will be announced with fanfare at April 1 press conference:

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