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casp321 438 posts  |  Last Activity: 16 hours ago Member since: Jan 13, 2009
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • He was complaining a great deal about his child. From my tongue this came out: "His outcome will be good. He's a child. He's doing what he does because of childhood, not because of the root. In the same way, unripe grapes and immature apricots are bitter and sour. That's because of the childhood and immaturity of the grapes, not because of the root. THERE IS ANOTHER SORT OF UNRIPE GRAPES WHOSE SOURNESS IS FROM THE ROOT, THE ONES THAT RIPEN HARD. THOSE DON'T BECOME SWEET. OTHERWISE, unripe grapes must be put in the sun."
    From Shams

    Your love for a thing makes you blind and deaf, that is, toward defects of the loved thing. When someone begins to see defects, you know that love for it has decreased. Don't you see how a mother loves her child? If he dirties himself, with all her gentleness and beauty she does not hold herself back. She says, "Good for you!"
    From Shams

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    Snowden Warns of Dangers of Citizen Surveillance
    Dec. 25, 2013

    "We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go. Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person," he said. Mr. Snowden, 30 years old, added: "A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. And that's a problem because privacy matters, privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be."

  • 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

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 3:17 PM Flag

    Listen to the moan of a dog for its master.
    that whining is the connection.
    There are love-dogs
    no one knows the names of
    Give your life
    to be one of them.
    Rumi

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 2:54 PM Flag

    While John Doerr Intuit, here you are:
    Pete Wendell and Scott Cook
    John Doerr and Bill Campbell & Eric and Steve and Google & Apple

    On2/Hantro, Verisilicon, Sierra Venture, Adobe, Sony, and Chinese China Netcom and MORE:

    While BoySCOTT COOKing BILLS, CAMPbell sounding alarm to wake everyone under APPLE tree with GUGUL in the bush. casp321@yahoo

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 2:54 PM Flag

    While John Doerr Intuit, here you are:
    Pete Wendell and Scott Cook
    John Doerr and Bill Campbell & Eric and Steve and Google & Apple

    On2/Hantro, Verisilicon, Sierra Venture, Adobe, Sony, and Chinese China Netcom and MORE:

    While BoySCOTT COOKing BILLS, CAMPbell sounding alarm to wake everyone under APPLE tree with GUGUL in the bush. casp321@yahoo

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 2:54 PM Flag

    While John Doerr Intuit, here you are:
    Pete Wendell and Scott Cook
    John Doerr and Bill Campbell & Eric and Steve and Google & Apple

    On2/Hantro, Verisilicon, Sierra Venture, Adobe, Sony, and Chinese China Netcom and MORE:

    While BoySCOTT COOKing BILLS, CAMPbell sounding alarm to wake everyone under APPLE tree with GUGUL in the bush. casp321@yahoo

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 2:01 PM Flag

    "The highest degree of wisdom is self cognition."

    Rumi

    "And you? When will you begin that LONG journey into yourself?"
    Rumi

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 1:07 PM Flag

    "How do learners acquire self-efficacy beliefs initially, and how might these beliefs be changed when they prevent learners from undertaking tasks that they have the capability to do?

    "Banduras suggested four princpal sources by which people gain information to influence their self-efficacy beliefs:

    1) Enactive mastery experiences that provide feedback on learner's own capabilities

    2) Vicarious experiences that provide comparative information about the attainments of others

    3) Verbal persuasion, which provides the learners with information about what others believe he or she is capable of doing

    4) Physiological states, internal feelings by which learners judge their ability to engage in the task at hand. pages 318-319

    from "Psychology of Learning for Instruction" by Marcy Driscoll

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 12:47 PM Flag

    Rumi on human life

    You were born with potential.
    You were born with goodness and trust.
    You were born with ideals and dreams.
    You were born with greatness.
    You were born with wings.
    You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
    You have wings.
    Learn to use them and fly.

    ~Rumi

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 12:38 PM Flag

    “Don’t let your throat tighten with fear. Take sips of breath all day and night, before death closes your mouth.”
    Rumi

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 12:35 PM Flag

    Funny,
    WHY are you SCARED to use your OTHER handles? Why SCARED? Created a NEW handle yesterday, April 13, 2014 as IMPOSTER? WHY NOT using your side of handles?

    from Yahoo profile:
    "alafrekenbama
    12 posts | Last Activity: 22 minutes ago
    Member since: Apr 13, 2014"

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 14, 2014 12:32 PM Flag

    While BoySCOTT COOKing BILLS, CAMPbell sounding alarm to wake everyone under APPLE tree with GUGUL in the bush. casp321@yahoo

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 11, 2014 4:54 PM Flag

    It was "handshake" at the beginning but something went wrong and everyone is trying to DISTANCE themselves from what? Even Marc Cuban, who were ORIGINALLY partner/investor in UFL sued Hambrecht in 2011. So what is going on. May be they could've been out of trouble should they have had left On2 shareholders alone. I really believe this is the case. casp321

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    3/07/2013 @ 8:28AM 8,155 views

    Seventy-Eight Football Players File Lawsuit Against United Football League

    Additionally, specific reference is made to Personal Guarantees signed by Hambrecht (whom the players claim to be the indirect beneficial owner of a majority of the equity interest in the UFL), for his alleged failure in honoring the Personal Guarantees by declining to make payments due and owing under the football players’ employment agreements.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 11, 2014 4:47 PM Flag

    Funny that Yahoo blocking this that seems to be related to ON2/Youtube and Hambrecht, Tim Armstrong, Paul Pelosi involvement in UFL using Youtube with On2's Video codecs and Hantro Chipset to stream video the UFL live. casp321@yahoo

    Hambrecht stopped UFL activities in the last quarter of 2012. casp321@yahoo

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    3/07/2013 @ 8:28AM 8,155 views

    Seventy-Eight Football Players File Lawsuit Against United Football League

    Seventy-eight professional football players have filed suit against the United Football League (UFL), its member teams and William “Bill” Hambrecht, an investment banker and charter member of the UFL. Those players seek full wages and compensation for the services they provided to the UFL, which they claim the defendants have failed to and continue to fail to pay.

  • casp321 casp321 Apr 11, 2014 4:42 PM Flag

    By Eric Olson Mar 13, 2013

    A group of 78 former United Football League players and team staff members are suing United Football League founder and chairman William Hambrecht for millions of dollars.

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