11. Oktober 2018

Bullshit Asymmetry Principle

Heute gelernt: Das Bullshit Asymmetry Principle.

Publicly formulated the first time in January 2013 by Alberto Brandolini, an Italian programmer, the bullshit asymmetry principle (also known as Brandolini's law) states that:

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.

It became especially popular after a picture of a presentation by Brandolini at XP2014 on May 30, 2014, was posted on Twitter. Brandolini was inspired by reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow right before watching an Italian political talk show with journalist Marco Travaglio and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attacking each other. A similar concept, the "mountain of shit theory", was formulated by the Italian blogger Uriel Fanelli in 2010, roughly stating the same sentence.

Brandolini's law emphasizes the difficulty of debunking bullshit. In contrast, the faster propagation of bullshit is an old proverb: "a lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on".

Von Hackernews-User Platz und Ribbonfarm:

Bullshit: (1) Data (often a firehose) produced by someone who is indifferent to the truth or falsity of what is being said (my short version of of Harry Frankfurt’s definition in On Bullshit). (2) Data that appears to contain more information than it actually does (my version, which I think is roughly equivalent). (3) Noise randomly tagged with truth-values to give it apparent legibility (4) Non-requisite variety

Gollumization: The impoverishment of a system through ephmeralization and weaponized attention.

Ephemeralization: The natural conversion of signal into bullshit through creative destruction (derived from original definition due to Buckminister Fuller).

Arbitrage: Exploiting bullshit for profit.

Weaponization: Separation of data into information and bullshit, and deliberate direction of the two signals at different systems (generally a hunting party and a cargo cult respectively), with the intention of creating serendipity in one system and zemblanity in another.

6. Juli 2018

Wohnzimmer-Burning Man für Silicon Valley Hipster

New Age Nonsense im Silicon Valley als neues Hobby von Menschen mit zuviel Geld, die auf dem Elite-Rave für reiche Hipster (formerly known as Burning Man) hängen geblieben sind. Wie so'n… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
18. Juni 2018

Businesskasper-Balloons

Schönes Stück Videokunst von Alan Warburton: Homo Economicus, drei Businesskasper aus London als aufblasbare Ballons in urbanen CGI-Mesh-Arbeitsumgebungen. Die Bloons vergrößern und der Pitch… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
27. Mai 2018

YOLO License

Regardless of Sebastian Redls Remarks on Stackexchange, YOLO-License is a perfectly legal framework for property distribution rights and the protection of immaterial goods. Especially in this Post-GDPR-World these more formal contenders to mainstream-licensing should not be easily dismissed as fun or nonsense, this is really really really serious business.

YOLO LICENSE
Version 1, July 10 2015

THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE IS PROVIDED "ALL CAPS" SO THAT YOU KNOW IT IS SUPER SERIOUS AND YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH COPYRIGHT LAW BECAUSE YOU WILL GET IN TROUBLE HERE ARE SOME OTHER BUZZWORDS COMMONLY IN THESE THINGS WARRANTIES LIABILITY CONTRACT TORT LIABLE CLAIMS RESTRICTION MERCHANTABILITY SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

1. #yolo
2. #swag
3. #blazeit

Version 2, July 29 2016

THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE IS PROVIDED "ALL CAPS" SO THAT YOU KNOW IT IS SUPER SERIOUS AND YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH COPYRIGHT LAW BECAUSE YOU WILL GET IN TROUBLE HERE ARE SOME OTHER BUZZWORDS COMMONLY IN THESE THINGS WARRANTIES LIABILITY CONTRACT TORT LIABLE CLAIMS RESTRICTION MERCHANTABILITY. NOW HERE'S THE REAL LICENSE:

0. Darknet is public domain.
1. Do whatever you want with it.
2. Stop emailing me about it!

Serious Business auf Nerdcore:
Cool example of a No-Bullshit-Contract
DBAD – Don't Be A Dick Public License
WTFPL (Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License)

24. Mai 2018

How Not to make Money from Machine Learning

Toller Vortrag von Gene Kogan („Starving Computer Scientist“, hier auf Twitter) auf der Eyeo-Konferenz 2017 darüber, wie man höchsteffizient kein Geld mit künstlicher Intelligenz verdient.… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!

Taxi Driver

I find this far funnier than I should.pic.twitter.com/wZReDjewXD— futuristbot (@futuristbot) January 24,… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
10. Januar 2018

Kodak Bitcoin-Subscription-Miner

Bitcoin-Nonsense Level Up: Kodak is a Bullshit-Artist now. Snip von Chris Hoffman: „Kodak is selling a Bitcoin miner where you pay for a two year contract and 'make a profit'. (*at current prices,… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
29. November 2017

Wo ist the latest Shit? – Mike Meiré in Shelley Script

Mike Meirés Monolog über kulturelle Stagnation (in seiner alten Schule) macht jetzt schon seit einer Woche die Runde, ich hab' den Ausschnitt grade aus Zufall wiedergefunden und wollte den… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
22. Juni 2017

Cool example of a No-Bullshit-Contract

Ich habe, wie ich hier ab und zu erwähne, einen Business-Buddy. Tatsächlich ist es ein guter Freund, den ich seit 10 Jahren kenne, mit dem ich einen Vertrag abgeschlossen habe: Ich mache hier… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!