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  • April, 18, 2014

    Nobody’s Sure How or Why an American Plane Ended Up in Iran

    The Atlantic Wire
    By Brian Feldman
    17 hours ago
    On Tuesday, a New York Times reporter in Tehran spotted an American plane at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, an extremely unique sight given the harsh sanctions imposed on the country by the United States and other Western nations.

    For an American plane to enter Iran legally, a number of hoops would need to be jumped through. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control needs to give approval for an American aircraft to travel to Iran—they gave a “no comment” to the Times. Complicating things further, the jet’s engines are made by General Electric, meaning that the Commerce Department would also have to sign off on allowing American-made equipment to enter the isolated country.

  • Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges

    By Nate Raymond

    Reuters

    2 hours ago

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year.

    U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged.

    Buchwald agreed that four securities fraud counts were "internally inconsistent" with a conspiracy charge contained in the indictment.

    But she withheld ruling on whether to dismiss them in order to allow the government to decide whether to proceed on those charges.

  • What they do NOT want you understand is wHY did On2 remove its logo, a dolphin flying Elephant on its back and what did elephant mean was it Google or Republican sign and WHY did On2 remove it after Google and On2 announcing the FRAUDULENT "merger?' casp321@yahoo

  • Discovery of the century, even if the century is not 15 years on the making

    HOW ROB? Google Ideas: "Baby Bills" Now Walk, Baby Bills Now talk!

    It is not about Bill Gate or Eric Schmidt or washing IranGate with WaterGate using MS or cyber security or "baby Bills" crawling into Republican pockets by calling it Robbing through Bill's Gate, it is about HOW ROB walking out of Democrat and Pepublican pockects and talking. It is also about, having PET When Dell background, presenting BoyScott Cooking while Billing Skype with Camp Bell warning everyone when everything are well done. What they had was ROB and HOW in different pockets but NOW they are COMBINED all in one that I call Schmidt-cohen [Eric-Jared] .....

    You need to take just Schmidt and Gate and mix them again with HOW ROB to get what's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen to create "Google Idea" to keep Baby Bills crwling

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    2000
    WIRED SPECIAL REPORT
    Fear and Trembling in Silicon Valley
    "For many months, one of the most dramatic remedies bandied about the halls of the DOJ was the "Baby Bills" approach....????

    The companies involved might step up their political donations, to offset the millions of dollars that Microsoft is alleged to be pouring into Republican campaign coffers to sway opinion on Capitol Hill."

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    In 2008, On2's Interim CEO in the CC said that On2 was provided its VP8 video codecs codes to a company using Videostreaming to "test" but did NOT give the company's name, which I believe it possibly was Skype geeting ready with On2's VP8 for Google takeove at a later time. Later on MS, and not FB or Google, acquired Skype for $8.5 billions double of what Google or FB were offereing in their negotiation with Skype. casp321@yahoo

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    May 11, 2011
    Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion. Why, Exactly?
    By Peter Bright
    05.10.11

    Just days after reports that Google and Facebook were interested in partnering with, and possibly buying VoIP company Skype, Microsoft announced that it was buying the company for $8.56 billion in cash.

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  • casp321 casp321 Apr 17, 2014 3:06 PM Flag

    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
    Khayyam

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 17, 2014 3:04 PM Flag

    But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays
    Upon this Chequer-board of Nights and Days;
    Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays,
    And one by one back in the Closet lays.
    Khayyam

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 17, 2014 3:00 PM Flag

    You can remove as many post at the yahoo scarch Financial Messages Board, the way you have STOPPED sending email in the FEAR of keeping the records that originally you INTENDED to help NSA/cIA to trace track those posting on Yahoo Messages board but NOW you see there are MORE publicly reported news/documents are being posted to EXPOSE more of the "intelligence" communities agents operation using Yahoo as "safe-heaven". I would tell you those days are gone. Just ask WHY NSDA/cIA put Tim Armstrong as head of AOL, Meyer as head of Yahoo and keeping Page running Google and Cook running Apple?

    Why did NSA/CIA make On2 to give its Video codecs free to Chinese in 2003 and why Verisilicon from China now licensing On2's Hantro chipset through 90+ semiconductor companies? Who is COLLECTING the CASH? casp321@yahoo

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 17, 2014 2:32 PM Flag

    Scott Cook, Pete Wendell, Bill Campbell, Bill Joll/Jill, Bill Hambrecht, Salesforce, Sierra Venture, John Doerr, Verisilicon, Hantro,

  • Ask Bills to tell You about BoySCOTT COOKing at CAMP whil BELL alarming those from Apple at the TOP of Tree and from Google at the Guguel bush.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 17, 2014 1:48 PM Flag

    What is interesting in all of these are the involvement of John Doerr, Pete Wendell, Scott Cook, bill Campbell, Eric Schmidt, Bill Hambrecht, Bill Joll/Jill, Matt Frost, Mike Kopetski, Jef Weiner, Paul Wilkin, Jame Bankoski, Tim Armstrong, Paul Pelosi, Mike O'Hare, Chris Hieb, Jhon Fargis, Don Harrison, John Kent Walker, Marc Cuban, Carl Icahn, and two that I'll keep secret until the right time comes to let the right people from FBI and DOJ to search to connect in all On2, Hantro, Adobe, Sony, Google, Youtube, Amazon, Zencoder, Brightcove, Salesforce, Verisilicon, China Netcom, China Mobile, .... casp321@yahoo

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 17, 2014 1:43 PM Flag

    2000
    Fear and Trembling in Silicon Valley
    "Assembled in the Mountain View offices of the software firm Intuit was a collection of Microsoft's fiercest rivals and critics, from Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy and Oracle president Ray Lane to former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale, Novell CEO Eric Schmidt (by phone), and, unsurprisingly in light of the venue, Intuit founder Scott Cook and Intuit CEO Bill Campbell. "

    The strength of Campbell's convictions was also borne out by his willingness to serve as host of December's anti-Microsoft summit. Organized by a clutch of Klein's Silicon Valley allies who have gone to inordinate lengths to keep their names secret, the meeting produced a fair degree of consensus and a fairly ambitious agenda. The attendees agreed that they were all in favor of structural reform. They agreed that they would launch a quasi-formal campaign to push such a remedy, a campaign with a quasi-official leader - Mitchell Kertzman - and, perhaps, a staff and a budget. The companies involved might step up their political donations, to offset the millions of dollars that Microsoft is alleged to be pouring into Republican campaign coffers to sway opinion on Capitol Hill. The campaign's enlistees would focus on public persuasion, speaking to editorial boards, reporters, and interested politicians about remedies. There was even talk of hiring an executive-search specialist to hunt through the rosters of former employees of PC manufacturers in search of potential anti-Redmond whistle-blowers.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 16, 2014 6:19 PM Flag

    In August 3 2009, Jobs did NOT wait for USA government to "step-in" to block Google from cheating Apple in taiking On2's Hantro Chipset to be in more that 90+ semiconductors companies products in MORe than BILLIONs of devices in the world by spring of 2014. Steve Jobs FORCED Eric Schmidt to resign from Apple BOD, I BELIEVE because of Google sTEALING On2-Hantro trying to cause Apple trouble in China with Chinese companies and Government. On August 4, 2009, just days after Luther announcing VP8 logo with $600 were ready to be used, On2 and Google signed the FRAUDULENT "merger" deal and on August 5, 2009 On2 and Google Announced the "merger." With in few days On2 shareholders filed a few lawsuits agaist On2 BOD and Google. Then Google asked all those lawsuits to be combined in one. Interesting enough, On2's shareholders sevaral-lawsuits combined in one with On2 Lead plaintiff with 100-ON2-share took the case over and settled it by October 26, 2010, during the cour-date and leaving On2 shareholerd "hanging-to-dry." How did it happen and WHO the "INTELLIGENT" agent were that COORDINATING all these fraudulent "merger" "settlement" SCAM is up to FBI and DOJ to find out should the USA legal properly functioning in the FAVOUR of the people and NOT making a few become billionaires by STEALING from public company like On2 shareholders. casp321@yahoo

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    Fear and Trembling in Silicon Valley (continued)
    Mar 2000
    By the spring of 1998, when the government was still deciding whether to file its lawsuit, Jobs' bitterness had curdled into bile. When a government lawyer met with him in the Apple boardroom to ask for help in building the case, Jobs exploded. "The government is #$%$! The government is #$%$!" he barked. "You guys have done nothing, you haven't figured it out, you've been too slow, you'll never change anything."

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 16, 2014 1:38 PM Flag

    Was is planned to "legalize" the SATELLITE data so Google can publicly help NSA/CIA instead of running the operations through under tunnels, underwater and aboveground, ????

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    There'll be no escape from the FBI's new facial recognition system

    BY Daniel Cooper @danielwcooper April 15th 2014

    If you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI's new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of the US population, will be ready to launch this summer. Codenamed NGI, the system combines the bureau's 100 million-strong fingerprint database with palm prints, iris scans and mugshots. Naturally, this has alarmed privacy advocates, since it's not just felons whose images are added, but anyone who has supplied a photo ID for a government job or background check. According to the EFF's documents, the system will be capable of adding 55,000 images per day, and could have the facial data for anything up to 52 million people by next year. Let's just hope that no-one tells the Feds about Facebook, or we're all in serious trouble.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 16, 2014 12:54 PM Flag

    Google applies for patent on contact lens camera

    Devin Coldewey

    49 Mins Ago
    April 16, 2014

    Google's research department is cranking out ideas for eye-worn electronics. Just a few months ago saw the company's patent application for a glucose sensor in a contact lens — now it is looking at integrating a full-on camera.

    The application, uncovered by Patent Bolt, is one of many recent ones relating to methods for adding chips and components of various kinds to contact lenses. In the illustrations, a tiny camera sensor is seen just below where the eye's iris would be, and various accompanying electronic bits are connected.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 16, 2014 12:44 PM Flag

    On August 3, 2009, Apple CEO forced Google cEO, Eric Schmidt to resign from Apple BOD
    On august 4, 2009, On2 and Google signed the fraudulent "merger"
    In December 2009, On2 shareholders discover a document indicating On2's Hantro Chipset being used by 50+ semiconductor companies but On2 BOD/management kept the numbers SECRET while telling On2 shareholders 20 or so companies. Now Verisilicon announces 90+ semiconductor companies with BILLIONs of Hantro chipset in different devices. casp321

    Would FBI/DOJ investigate all these CRIMINAL and underground activities under the name of "national-security" or they will get their FAIR share under different PRETEXT to let their "intelligent" agents get away with crimes COMMITTED from WITHIN a public company called On2/Hantro

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    VeriSilicon Expands Its Hantro Video IP Portfolio With HEVC Main 10 Profile And AVS+ Decoder Capabilities
    April 7, 2014

    LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

    Hantro G2 represents the 13th generation of Hantro Video IP, the market leading video semiconductor IP deployed in billions of chips and used by more than 90 semiconductor companies worldwide.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 15, 2014 7:13 PM Flag

    You should REMEMBER that USA "intelligence" communities working HARD to make Satellite information available to Google and Facebook to let them "legally" use their DRONE with On2's Video codecs and Hantro chipset to collect as much INFORMATION as they can. The rest is just PLANNED and might be with CRIMINAL under tunnel activities even if it might be gone way under tunnel while disappearing from the sites. casp321

    You can take this to the BANK and check it yourself.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 15, 2014 6:19 PM Flag

    4/14/2014
    Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace
    Reuters
    By Alexei Oreskovic
    38 minutes ago

    By Alexei Oreskovic

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan

    Aerospace as the Web search giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless
    Internet access to remote parts of the world.
    Titan Chief Executive Vern Raburn declined to provide information on the
    price of the deal, which he said closed on Monday morning.
    The 20-person company will remain in New Mexico for the foreseeable
    future, Raburn said, with all employees joining Google.
    The deal could further Google's efforts to deliver Internet access to
    remote regions of the world. Last year Google launched a small network of
    balloons designed to deliver Internet access over the Southern Hemisphere,
    dubbed as Project Loon.
    "Atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of
    people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and
    environmental damage like deforestation," Google said in an emailed
    statement confirming the Titan acquisition.
    Google's acquisition of Titan comes several weeks after rival Facebook Inc
    announced plans to build solar-powered drones and satellites capable of
    beaming Internet access to underdeveloped parts of the world. A few weeks
    before Facebook's announcement, press reports said that Facebook was in
    discussions to acquire Titan.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 15, 2014 1:23 PM Flag

    In cell and cloister, mosque and synagogue,
    Are men whose steps the fear of Hell doth dog;
    But he who carries God within his breast
    Is independent of the Pedagogue.
    Khayyam

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    Reflexive and Reflective Judgment Processes:
    A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach
    Matthew Lieberman
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Controlled processes (sometimes referred to as explicit, conscious, or rational processes) typically involve some combination of effort, intention, and awareness, tend to interfere with one another, and are usually experienced as self-generated thoughts. Automatic processes (sometimes referred to as implicit, nonconscious, or intuitive processes) typically lack effort, intention, or awareness, tend not to interfere with one another, and are usually experienced as perceptions or feelings.

    Rather than defining automatic processes negatively, in terms of which components of controlled processes are lacking, a cognitive neuroscience approach allows us to examine automatic and controlled processes positively in terms of the qualitatively distinct computational properties that emerge from the neurophysiology and connectivity to other neural systems.

    The goal of this chapter is to provide a simple model of the distinct neural correlates of automatic and controlled processes as they relate to social and affective judgment.

    While the field of social cognitive neuroscience is in its infancy, this chapter will hopefully serve as an invitation to social psychologists to take a cognitive neuroscientist to lunch and start exploring the ways that such collaborations can lead to progress on both new and old problems in judgment and decision-making.

    As long as the judgments to be made address familiar stimuli that are functioning in the way we are accustomed, our judgments can usually proceed automatically without ever becoming a focus of attention. However, when our expectations are violated, doubt and ambiguity ensue followed quickly by more explicit decision-making processes.

    In these cases, controlled decision making processes occur primarily when automatic processes have failed to achieve our goals.

    The X-System. The neural correlates associated with these two types of processes are the X-system (for the X in reflexive) and the C-system (for the C in reflective). Functionally, the X-system is responsible for linking affect and social meaning to currently represented stimuli regardless of whether those stimuli are activated bottom-up as a result of ongoing perception or top-down as the contents of working memory in the form of goals, explicit thought, or retrieved memories. These links usually reflect conditioning between the various features of a stimulus or between the stimulus and the outcomes for which the stimulus is a cue.

    The three neural structures associated with the X-system are the amygdala, basal ganglia and lateral temporal cortex. ...Alternatively, the basal ganglia seem to serve as part of an automatic approach system, responding to various predictors of reward. Neuroimaging studies of implicit learning have shown that the basal ganglia is activated by sequences of cues that predict a desired outcome... and in response to cues that elicit positive affect ranging from pictures of loved ones... to cocaine administration.

    To summarize, the X-system is composed of the amygdala, basal ganglia, and lateral temporal cortex to form a very efficient knowledge base about the social and affective characterics of social phenomena that often sets into motion behaviors based on extensive learning histories that have accumulated slowly over time. The X-system contains our implicit theories and expectations that allow us to interface smoothly with the world, seamlessly promoting our goals and avoiding our foes.

    The C-system is composed of three neurocognitive mechanisms that work closely together: anterior cingulate cortex, prefrontal cortex, and the medial temporal lobe (including the hippocampus).

    The C-system. Sometimes our existing expectations in the X-system fail us. The failure can occur in one of two ways, but the result is the same in both cases: another mechanism besides the X-system is needed to guide behavior. Sometimes the task or stimulus is novel and consequently the X-system has no pre-existing well-learned representations that can assimilate the incoming information. At other times, the task or stimulus is familiar, but one’s goal or the constraints of the current context renders the Xsystem’s habitual response inappropriate. For instance, egalitarian individuals may have negative racial stereotypes activated in the X-system in response to a member of that race. Given egalitarian motives, the X-system response to the target is undesirable, leading to the involvement of controlled processing. In each case, the X-system’s generalities are not prepared to deal with the specific situation at hand.

    In contrast to the X-system’s efficiency with social phenomena that conform to its generalities, the C-system is critical for handling the exceptions to the rules.

    In two fMRI studies of affective processing, an increase in prefrontal activity has been associated with diminished amygdala activity suggesting that engaging the C-system can disrupt the X-system. In one of these studies, african-american and caucasian participants were shown targets from the race that for them was an outgroup. In one task (‘Match’), participants saw a pair of faces in addition to the target and had to choose which face of the pair was of the same race as the target face. In this condition, we replicated other fMRI studies of automatic stereotyping and found amygdala activity without any prefrontal activity. In the second task (‘Label’), participants chose which of two race labels described the target. In the label condition, the minimal linguistic processing necessary to complete the task activated prefrontal cortex. Moreover, the amygdale activations were absent in this condition.

    ...If, as these data suggest, C-system processes can disrupt genuinely automatic Xsystem processes, then it would seem likely that inducing introspection would lead not only to the selection of C-system outputs over X-system outputs, but also to the disruption of the X-system processes that might have led to better decisions.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 3:27 PM Flag

    "Did God set grapes a-growing, do you think,
    And at the same time make it sin to drink?
    Give thanks to Him who foreordained it thus -
    Surely He loves to hear the glasses clink!"
    Khayyam

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 3:22 PM Flag

    Funny that Yahoo blocks this possibly KNOWING the CONNECTION and blocking to prevent others IDENTIFYING the way I might do. casp321
    Listen to the m0an of a d0g for its master.
    that whinnnning is the connecti0n.
    There are love-d0gs
    no one knows the names of
    Give your life
    to be one of them.
    Rumi

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