Kakistocracy

Wikipedia has THE WORD to describe 2017/2018:

Kakistocracy

A kakistocracy (English pronunciation: /kækɪsˈtɑkɹəsi/) is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was coined as early as the 17th century. It was also used by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1829, but gained significant usage in the 21st century.

The word comes from the Greek words kakistos (κάκιστος; worst) and kratos (κράτος; rule), with a literal meaning of government by the worst people. Despite its Greek roots, the word was first used in English, but has been adapted into other languages. Its Greek equivalent is kakistokratia (κακιστοκρατία), Spanish kakistocracia, French kakistocracie, german Kakistokratie, and Russian kakistokratiya (какистократия).

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Links from 2018-01-13

Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs – Node.js Collection – Medium

The goal of this article is to provide a historical context of how JavaScript tools have evolved to what they are today in 2017. We’ll start from the beginning and build an example website like the dinosaurs did — no tools, just plain HTML and JavaScript. Then we’ll introduce different tools incrementally to see the problems that they solve one at a time. With this historical context, you’ll be better able to learn and adapt to the ever-changing JavaScript landscape going forward

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Principiis obsta: „Datenschutz-Anpassungsgesetz - Inneres”

derStandard.at berichtet:

Herbert Kickl vergeudet keine Zeit. Der Innenminister (FPÖ) schickte eine Novelle in Begutachtung, mit der die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGV) überarbeitet wird. Neben technischen Änderungen bringt der Entwurf eine Einschränkung von Bürgerrechten. Im Unterschied zur bisherigen Regelung (gilt ab Ende Mai) sollen die Widerspruchsrechte gegen Behörden eingeschränkt oder beseitigt werden.

Der neue Hr. Innenminister versucht also bereits, das Reich auf Einsprüche von Bürgern gegen die Verwendung ihrer Daten, das aus der ab 25. Mai 2018 geltenden DS-GVO stammt, zu unterwandern.

Das dazu gehörige „Datenschutz-Anpassungsgesetz - Inneres” könnt, dürft und sollt Ihr bereits kommentieren.

Eure Stellungnahme sendet Ihr dann an bmi-III-1@bmi.gv.at (das steht im „Begleitschreiben Begutachtungsentwurf” (COO_2026_100_2_1458900.pdf)).
Und verwendet unterschiedliche Mailserver und Absendeadressen, sonst weint das BMI wieder.

Die Begutachtung ist noch bis 2018-02-08 offen.

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We Look at the Present Day Through a Rear-View Mirror

Marshall McLuhan in several interviews:

Most people, as I indicated, still cling to what I call the rearview-mirror view of their world. By this I mean to say that because of the invisibility of any environment during the period of its innovation, man is only consciously aware of the environment that has preceded it; in other words, an environment becomes fully visible only when it has been superseded by a new environment; thus we are always one step behind in our view of the world.

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We fight, we flee, or we walk away

Thus wrote Rvd. Dr. Manul Laphroaig in PoC||GTFO 0x05 back in August 2014 in his sermon „Stuff is broken, and only you know how”:

We don’t want to be a part of things that treat people’s time as worthless. More to the point, we cannot stand such things, we simply cannot operate where they rule.

We fight, we flee, or we walk away, but in the end we are by and large a community of refugees with an allergy to bullshit.

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Links from 2018-01-04

The WELL: State of the World 2018: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky

With e-residency, you’ve got the Estonians trying to play financial games with this new psychological situation somehow. They’re not creating a common offshore money-laundry, they’re aiming for technically talented Koreans, Ukrainians and such, who are using Estonia as a national cloud and a business services platform. And to get Euros and bank them.

The guys who run the e-residency program, who are Estonian government officials, are just a small cluster of wacky 30-something coders who work out of an old wrecked bakery. The offices of WHOLE EARTH REVIEW used to look better than their offices do.

Dude, you broke the future! - Charles Stross’ keynote speech at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress

History gives us the perspective to see what went wrong in the past, and to look for patterns, and check whether those patterns apply to the present and near future. And looking in particular at the history of the past 200-400 years—the age of increasingly rapid change—one glaringly obvious deviation from the norm of the preceding three thousand centuries—is the development of Artificial Intelligence, which happened no earlier than 1553 and no later than 1844.

I’m talking about the very old, very slow AIs we call corporations, of course. What lessons from the history of the company can we draw that tell us about the likely behaviour of the type of artificial intelligence we are all interested in today?

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Mistakes

Neil Gaiman wrote on New Years Eve in 2014:

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

Oder kurz: tuwat

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