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Big Data and Bigger Cuts – the collaborative approaches - BMC Pediatrics (blog)

Big Data and Bigger Cuts – the collaborative approaches - BMC Pediatrics (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Eagle Genomics held their 3rd annual Symposium in Cambridge on 21st March 2013, offering a wide variety of talks under a common theme of big data and cuts in Bioinformatics. These were interspersed with breaks for very useful networking conversations.

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An author's take on renewable energy and the end of capitalism - Environment & Energy Publishing

An author's take on renewable energy and the end of capitalism - Environment & Energy Publishing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The second industrial revolution isn't sunsetting; it's actually on life support. Fossil-fuel energies are getting more expensive. We're going to the more exotic fossil fuels like tar sands, heavy oil and shale gas, and prices are volatile on the world market, destabilizing the global economy. The whole general-purpose technology platform -- all the technologies that emerged with that energy regime, like the internal combustion engine and centralized electrification -- have exhausted their productivity. We can't get anything out of their S curve anymore. We've maxed out.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Essay of the Day: Information ...

“The political economy of the information machine is discussed within the Marxist tradition of Italian operaismo by posing the hypothesis of an informational turn already at work in the age of the industrial revolution. The idea of valorizing information introduced by Alquati (1963) in a pioneering Marxist approach to cybernetics is used to examine the paradigms of mass intellectuality, immaterial labour and cognitive capitalism developed by Lazzarato, Marazzi, Negri, Vercellone and Virno since the 1990s. The concept of machinic by Deleuze and Guattari (1972, 1980) is then adopted to extend Marx’s analysis of the industrial machine to the algorithms of digital machines. If the industrial machine can be described as a bifurcation of the domains of energy and information, this essay proposes to conceive the information machine itself as a further bifurcation between information and metadata. In conclusion, the hypothesis of the society of metadata is outlined as the current evolution of that society of control pictured by Deleuze (1990) in relation to the power embodied in databases.”

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New York State Wants To Heavily Regulate Bitcoin Trading - Mintpress News

New York State Wants To Heavily Regulate Bitcoin Trading - Mintpress News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a move that has upset many in the bitcoin community, New York has become the first state to issue guidelines for the regulation of the trade and storage of bitcoins and other virtual currencies. With New York City being the hub of the nation’s financial network, state regulators introduced the new rules in an attempt to introduce safeguards to cryptocurrencies — which have received scrutiny recently as several states have moved to remove restrictions on virtual currency use or to clarify existing virtual currency laws.

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Bitcoin to Earth: Don't Look Now, but your Paradigm is Shifting - Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin to Earth: Don't Look Now, but your Paradigm is Shifting - Bitcoin Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Historians may look back on these current days with fascination.  We may be living through the beginning of one of the biggest paradigm shifts in modern human history. The way the world actually thinks about money and stored value might be changing in a tidal wave of recognition. This article will define what a paradigm is and what a paradigm shift looks like.  Perhaps we may understand how to prepare and perhaps benefit from the embryonic beginnings of what may one day be seen as a titanic shift. The idea sparking this sea of change came from humble beginnings but has spread like wildfire accompanied by the necessary controversy one might expect from a monumental paradigm shift of understanding. One may seek learning opportunities from a rich history of previous major paradigm shifts and ponder the reasons for why some people flourished while others withered. As the cycles of paradigm shifts are recognizable and repeatable, this article intends to bring new understanding and context to the events now taking place. Those with the early grasp may draw from the lessons in history to prepare and anticipate the events as they unfold and perhaps discover an opportunity for profit.

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eXtreme Manufacturing Car Build Party - Agile Testing Days 2014

eXtreme Manufacturing Car Build Party - Agile Testing Days 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Agile eXtreme Manufacturing Build Party! Use Scrum to build a car in 60-minute sprints.
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▶ James Grierson & Ray Henderson at OSCON 2014: "Making a Difference through Open Source" - YouTube

From OSCON 2014, an on-stage discussion featuring James Grierson (Bluehost) and Raymond Henderson (Grassroots.org) about making a difference through open source: Non-profit entities help impact the lives for millions of people, and make the world a better place. Bluehost is working with Grassroots.org to help make it simpler for non-profits to get online and share their messages with the world. Join us and learn how you can help make a difference.

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Mobile technology news is not good for 18000 Microsoft employees - QR Code Press

Mobile technology news is not good for 18000 Microsoft employees - QR Code Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This tremendous hacking of the company's workforce represents 14 percent of the total.

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Pope and Mark Carney call for a more human economic system - The Tablet (subscription)

“We must put people and their wellbeing at the centre of our economic and political life,” they wrote. The signatories acknowledged the contribution of women and rural workers, and voiced support for “the biodiversity” of “for-profit corporations, cooperatives, productive not-for-profit entities, ethical or sustainable banks and businesses, social business, and so on”.

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Airbnb Host: A Guest Is Squatting In My Condo And I Can't Get Him To Leave

Airbnb Host: A Guest Is Squatting In My Condo And I Can't Get Him To Leave | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are times when things go terribly wrong for Airbnb users.
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Why Bitcoin Is 'Good Money' For The Global Digital Era - Business Insider

Why Bitcoin Is 'Good Money' For The Global Digital Era - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There are many facets to discussing and understanding the potential role in the world of digital money such as Bitcoin. A great deal of the discussion focuses on what I would describe as “policy issues” – e.g. what market and policy mechanisms are needed to ensure price stability, combat financial crime, ensure tax compliance, and provide adequate protections to consumers holding these assets. While important, these issues are distinct from a more imperative discussion around the essential characteristics of the underlying asset itself.

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Btc is good money

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Chris Anderson on Why Community-Driven Companies Will Always Win

Chris Anderson on Why Community-Driven Companies Will Always Win | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The CEO of 3D Robotics—and former editor in chief of Wired—describes how open source models are diving innovation and transforming business.
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The Robot Economy and the Crisis of Capitalism: Why We Need Universal Basic Income – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Robot Economy and the Crisis of Capitalism: Why We Need Universal Basic Income – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Markets enhance the efficiency of allocation of resources - such as human labour - between competing projects, while technological innovations enhance the productivity of our use of those resources, the ability to produce more with less.

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Wild Law - P2P Foundation

= The concept of “a wild law,” which grants equal rights to nature, is based on the idea that humans do not have an explicit right to destroy our natural environment. Under wild law, natural ecosystems’ rights supersede the interests of any one species (including humans). [1]

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Airbnb Attempts To Rebrand, Accidentally Renames Ladyparts - Forbes

Airbnb Attempts To Rebrand, Accidentally Renames Ladyparts - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Marketers don't cut people open, design cars that can crash, handle hazardous waste or fly into war zones. Relatively speaking, it's a low-stakes profession.

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The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem - TechCrunch

The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the past six years crowdfunding has become a popular, if not the most popular, form of financing for hardware startups, potato salad distractions notwithstanding. Over the years we’ve seen a variety of successful crowdfunding campaigns translate early crowd love into great venture capital rounds. We’ve even seen a few, like Oculus VR, manage to use successful campaigns to catalyze massive exits. Crowdfunding has changed the face of hardware investing, giving startups a chance to prove product-market-fit without the massive costs of going into mass production.

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The Future of Collaborative Learning | The Acclaim Blog

The Future of Collaborative Learning | The Acclaim Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Acclaim Blog highlights innovative educators who use fresh, engaging, and effective teaching methods to improve our education system and positively influence students' lives every single day.
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Why social movements need the radical imagination - Open Democracy

Why social movements need the radical imagination - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


It is the courage and the intelligence to recognize that the world can and should be changed. The radical imagination is not just about dreaming of different futures.

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Soak the Rich

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This exchange is from a conversation in Paris between David Graeber and Thomas Piketty, discoursing on the deep shit we’re all in and what we might do about climbing out. It was held at the École Normale Supérieure; moderated by Joseph Confavreux and Jade Lindgaard; edited by Edwy Plenel; first published by the French magazine Mediapart last October; and translated from the French for The Baffler by Donald Nicholson-Smith.

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Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That’s Almost Impossible to Take Dow

Out in the Open: Ex-Googlers Building Cloud Software That’s Almost Impossible to Take Dow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food. Cutting their heads off won’t even kill them—at least not immediately. Their bodies can live on for several days without their heads.

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We're heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does - Washington Post (blog)

We're heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Even the courts are struggling to understand the legal and ethical issues of advancing technologies.

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Jeremy Rifkin - Zero Marginal Cost Society

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How Facebook beat Wall Street with data and tripled its share price - The Next Web

How Facebook beat Wall Street with data and tripled its share price - The Next Web | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The company priced its share at the upper end of its range at $38 and didn't leave a cent on the table.

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With This Fake Toilet-Sharing App, The Joke's On The Sharing Economy

You can make a case either way. On the one hand, apps like Airpnp, which launched in New Orleans last year, now have listings for hundreds of toilets around the world. Presumably, they could be useful if you're stuck in a crowd (say, at a street festival) and other options, like public bathrooms, aren't available. On the other hand, Airbnb for toilets? It sounds like a joke just writing it down.

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How Airbnb’s redesign supports the next generation of mobile travelers - Mobile Marketer - Content

How Airbnb’s redesign supports the next generation of mobile travelers - Mobile Marketer - Content | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb’s recent revamp of its Web site and mobile application points to how the brand is prioritizing showing versus telling as well as community for today’s always-on travelers.
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Food Commons Project - P2P Foundation

Food Commons Project - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"One priority is to shape our actions in such a way that they start to reconfigure these systems on a bioregional scale. In food, advanced prototypes are already being tested. The Food Commons, for example, launched in the US in 2009, is the the world’s first prototype for a designed regional food system. The Food Commons platform features the physical, financial and organisational elements of an infrastructure that’s designed to connect myriad small to mid-sized enterprises: farms; food processor; distributors, retailers. The platform helps these foodshed actors to collaborate by providing advanced communications tools, community-based economic models, and scientific knowledge about sustainable agriculture. For Professor Larry Lee, founder of The Food Commons, “the Food Commons represents a whole new cloth; it’s woven from threads of several successful organizations, business enterprises,and disciplines”." (http://www.doorsofperception.com/most-read/a-whole-new-cloth-politics-and-the-fashion-system/)

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