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Japanese has like 400 phonemes, compared to like 40K for English—so very few sounds. Yet there is as complex communications in Japan than any other country. However social protocols are quite complex. An easy way to know who is powerful or more senior is often terseness: Politeness can quadruple the length of what you say, and powerful people can be concise (not that simple, it depends who speaks to whom). Like: “it is” “Da” “Desu” “Degozaimasu” Protocols in the air on a somewhat fixed language (many imports now from outside). Not like English protocolised live evolution, nor French protocolised formality.
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French is formalised and enforced by the Académie française—a relatively small set of people who basically what is French. Words do follow rules, and language evolution is slow, from stable state to stable state. Like it took to decade to settle on mél and courriel for email. Explicit old fashion protocol? English gets neologism on the fly, following rules closer to the meme and the gene. It does look like an implicit protocol.
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You mean isolated, but contacted?
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Apparently there are still isolated people on our planet. https://www.bbc.com/news/videos/czrj0neyk4ko
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Incentivate your bias. https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/16/israel-gaza-aid-tax-deductible
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I an thin on the topic, but there is an implicit framing in using the word “goods”. It makes think a certain way. In trying to understand public goods, I came across the different notion of “commons”, easily confused with public goods (to me), and the key may be in the different framing. Sorry to be unable to say more that air and water are there seen as commons, not public goods, and must be managed differently.
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Several casts also wonder why. Perhaps to foster innovation. But there is also the iUK program, and other grant systems. Also, patents do not necessarily mean innovation in market (reaching real people). And why 25 down to 10; unclear (that sounds a lot) ? Lucky we got qualified over the years on many of these mechanisms. Still asking why to smart people here, as I’d be glad to understand and be ready next times.
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Testing the water... Any protocol-pilled people in the UK interested in a meet-up / event / thing? https://forum.summerofprotocols.com/t/protocol-pilled-in-the-uk/1514?u=msms
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In the UK, patenting technology in your product allows to reduce corporate tax from 25% to 10% (a few conditions, but simplifying for the cast). I was to say TIL, but I forgot more than once. Cool, we've been doing it, and spreading the information if someone is interested. Yet, why such an incentive? I find it very odd, perhaps why I can never remember.
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Wondering whether the complex plane matters. Perhaps the unit circle expressed with complex numbers (so cyclic) is relevant to understand this (the Wikipedia page was not informative to me), or maybe just a mathematical trick to have same treatment for space and time?
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I asked ChatGPT to generate a table of assassinations and attempts in the last 100 years with likely political orientations and motives. Strikes me that though both right and left can be violent, assassination is a tactic favored by right extremists. Especially ethnonationalist ones.
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Touché.
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It sounds like a protocol in itself, rooted in our biology.
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Just came back from a couple events in Tokyo, with dozens young founders. As usual they all talk about VC funding. Here is not SV, definitely, so just saying VCs are attractive or mystical still, somewhere. When I talk about alternatives (not against VCs, but for seeing VC funding as the right tool for the right goal), often just getting respect for my age :)
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Pretty high indeed, making conspiracy theory weaker. Reports say the weapon was kind of AR 15, apparently bullets fly at 3240ft/s. The typical camera seems to cover ~10ft centred on Trump, who is about 6’ tall. Given cameras are about 30fps, that leads to 9.2% probability per camera to get a bullet in the frame. With so many cameras pointed at the scene, high chance one can catch the bullet passing (basically 10 independent cameras reach 92% chance).
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Hmm, wrong link? https://www.bbc.com/news/live/cljy6yz1j6gt?post=asset%3A4cefa8cb-6148-49c0-aa6c-68ff3feb8da2#post
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It really does not look staged. At the same time, what the probability to get the perfect shot of the bullet just as it passes. https://www.bbc.com/news/live/cljy6yz1j6gt
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Would there be a deeper, seemingly disconnected reason? For example, some analysts show 2008 is the peak of conventional petrol extraction (meaning the globe is extracting less petrol per year since then; excluding some recent, limited practices in North America). Everything depends on petrol, notably most economies. Less petrol would mean less activity, cutting jobs. This looks sadly coherent with the curve trend…
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Flex thinking on GPL sounds good, and nice to see such schema spreading.
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Perhaps a piece of art, then. Like Saint Exupery saying “perfection” is when there is nothing to remove?
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