Could globalisation bring developing countries and their financial systems to their knees?

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PHOTO CREDITS: Dieu-Donné GameliPhoto licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

If one was to rank recent economic issues by the division and depth of debate they cause, globalisation would surely be up there at the top. Whilst the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, amongst others, has spearheaded efforts to thwart the rise of globalisation, liberals around the world argue that the increasing interconnectedness and interdependence of our world today can only be a good thing. However, the actual answer to the question of the impacts of globalisation is not so clear-cut; if any answer exists at all, it would lie firmly in the grey area. But what is globalisation? In essence, globalisation is the process by which economies around the world become more closely and deeply integrated with one another. In a way, it can be thought of as a border-killer, bringing countries that…

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I’m worried about Google

No Facilities

socs badge 2016-17A few days ago, actually, it was over a week ago, but there’s no real time-keeper in the blog universe…is there? Anyway, whenever it was, I was reading a post from my blog-buddy Dan. You know Dan. Dan is the guy in southern California who is sometimes in Poland and sometimes in a pool hall and has been known to steal rescue plants from his uncaring neighbors. He debates all manner of things. He goes places I won’t go. Places angels fear to tread. Dan’s tough. He was a teacher in a Catholic school. You have to be tough to teach in those schools, otherwise, the good sisters will tread all over you and the angels you rode in with.

OK, so I was over at Dan’s place, and he was talking about the first presidential candidate’s debate. You should read his post, but you might want to continue…

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MILES davis // La Grande Halle De La Villette, Paris, July 10, 1991

Jazz You Too

Part of the last concert in France – one more reason to make it memorable!
Miles Davis: trumpet
Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans: sop sax Kenny Garrett, Jackie McLean: alto sax Steve Grossman: tenor sax,
Chick Corea: p Joe Zawinul, Deron Johnson: synth
John McLaughlin, John Scofield: gtr
Joe “Foley” McCreary: “Lead BASS” Dave Holland: double bass Darryl Jones, Richard Patterson: bass
Al Foster, Ricky Wellman: drums

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Sunday Dinner with Lady G: 10-9-16

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sunday-dinner-with-lady-g Cube Steak and Cornbread Dressing with Fresh Collard Greens and Tomatoes

YAAASSS!

Lady G threw down today!

Uh huh!

😉

So if you’ve been following me then you already know that I love to cook and eat all sorts of food.

Name a continent and I can guarantee you that I have cooked and eaten a dish from that locale.

I love ’em ALL!

But…

Around here, if it’s Sunday, it’s all about soul food BABY!

You better get into it!

Seriously, I learned to cook by watching Mama.

Mama NEVER used recipes; the ingredients and directions were all in her head.

Everything was by heart.

Or, better yet, soul!

And now, here I am, many years later, cooking the same meals that I remember–straight from Mama’s kitchen.

Come on over y’all!

I got a plate waiting just for YOU!

So tell me, do you love to cook?

If so, who taught…

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Irma Thomas : Deep Soul – Through trial and tribulation Wishing someone would care

The Immortal Jukebox

Mama said:-

‘Child, when you’re born a woman you gonna have to get used to the taste of the salt in your tears.’

‘Now I ain’t telling you every man’s a devil but believe me everyone of them has some of the devil in him and you better be ready for that’

‘Of course, some sweet men got a touch of the angel about them – if you find one of those girl you better hang on tight!’

‘But, beware! Some of them are full of love and smiles one day (specially when you young) but the next they can curl their lip and leave you all alone (specially when you older)’

‘Why your own Daddy didn’t stay around long enough to see you crawl before he was chasing some other dream somewhere down the road. And, he never looked back’.

‘Lookin’ the way you do girl you never gonna…

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Fri. Oct. 7, 2016: Going with the Writing Flow

Ink In My Coffee

Friday, October 7, 2016
Waxing Moon
Sunny and pleasant

Here’s hoping Hurricane Matthew isn’t hitting the SE United States as badly as predicted.

Got a good bit of research done yesterday afternoon, and I’m ready, later today, to do some more work on the Victorian mystery.

I also did a fresh pass on “The Possession of Nattie Filmore”, the Jain Lazarus short that’s set in this season, and added in some excerpts from some of the other Digital Delights. I will post it as a free download toward the end of the month. I have to check some links, to make sure I’ve got them right. Next week, I’ll get the marketing started for that.

This morning, I wrote just over 1900 words on one project and 1599 on a second project — the two projects I can’t yet talk about, but am working steadily on.

I also got the…

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My Answers to Ten Questions about Bitcoin and Blockchain Technlogy

Bryan Gmyrek, Ph.D. on Blockchians, Technology & Nature

Next week I’m heading to Pubcon in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, USA to talk about Bitcon, the Blockchain, Ethereum, and steemit.

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When Brett Tabke, creator and organizer of this sixteen year young conference, saw my slides, he was apparently interested enough that he asked me to answer any questions which Lisa Barone, CMO of overit.com had so that she could some pre-conference buzz about it. Here are the questions she asked and the answers I gave. I wrote these with minimal reference to existing info to try to convey my own thoughts on all of this. Without further ado, the Q&A:

Q1) Lisa: Let’s start at the beginning, not many people are familiar with Bitcoin and blockchain technology. [Why do you think that is? ← added by me]

A1) Bryan: It’s true that only a small percentage of the population uses Bitcoin. Even fewer people understand blockchain technology. It…

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Batman: Year One (2011)

THE SUBLIMINAL HERALD

What do you expect coming from the mind of Frank Miller…utterly a palpable and upfront visceral classic!

Batman - Year One

Warner Premiere in association with Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Home Video present…

Writer Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) and Artist David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil: Born Again) team up once more to bring in one of the influential take on the Caped Crusader’s origins! Creating the story that encompasses the books from Batman # 404-407 on February to May 1987, Miller always brings the human nature in every one of us such as compassion, humility and at the same time hatred and violence! A young boy, deprived of his childhood when his parents was taken from him at gun point, he vows to never let this tragedy ever happen again…

Two men, Two roads, One purpose!

After a 12 year hiatus, a troubled man returns to his city, his home still…

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TransVoyant Awarded Patent for Innovative Approach to Real-Time Big Data Collection and Predictive Analytics

TransVoyant today announced that the USPTO has awarded it a patent entitled Computer-Implemented Systems And Methods Of Analyzing Spatial, Temporal And Contextual Elements Of Data For Predictive Decision-Making (U.S. Patent No. 9,424,521). The essence of the patent covers TransVoyant’s analytical exploitation of global real-time big data collected via sensors, radar, smartphones, satellites, video cameras and the myriad devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The patent has far reaching implications for cloud computing and data analytics in general, and particularly around the ability to understand what is happening now, and to use machine learning algorithms to predict what will happen in the future – where, when and why.

“At TransVoyant, we deliver transformational insights that help companies to achieve competitive advantage and government agencies to save lives, in ways no one else has thought of,” said Dennis Groseclose, TransVoyant CEO and patent co-inventor. “The IoT and predictive analytics space is evolving at a breakneck pace, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of it. We’re just beginning to scratch the surface.”

TransVoyant employs data collection and predictive analytics capabilities detailed in the patent to solve very complex challenges related to U.S. national security. The nature of these challenges typically involves finding a needle in a haystack (a national security threat) that surfaces quickly and requires immediate attention. This entails collecting massive amounts of live big data around the world each day and analyzing it quickly to detect risks that are unfolding in real-time. It also involves applying sophisticated machine learning algorithms to predict events that will happen in the future.

This use case has applications well beyond national security. Given the dynamic nature of today’s global economy, and the need for companies to understand consumer behavior, track shipments in real-time, and to predict and avoid supply chain disruptions, TransVoyant applies these patented technologies to the business world.

At the heart of TransVoyant’s packaged solutions is its Continuous Decision Intelligence™ (CDI™) platform. CDI includes TransVoyant’s massive repository of real-time big data as well as the proprietary machine learning algorithms that it applies to these data streams to produce live and predictive insights. TransVoyant’s most recent patent is directed to the data collection and analytics processing performed in CDI.

In July of 2016, TransVoyant released a supply chain-focused solution called Precise Predictive Logistics™ (P2L™). This solution offers companies a graphical control tower view of their live goods in motion as well as predictive insights that help them to foresee and avoid supply chain disruptions. The P2L solution sits on top of TransVoyant’s CDI foundational platform. TransVoyant plans to announce future industry-focused solutions sitting atop CDI soon.

About TransVoyant Inc.

TransVoyant is at the forefront of the predictive analytics space. From sensors, satellites, radar, video cameras, smartphones and other devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT), we collect over one trillion events each day, giving us one of the largest repositories of real-time big data in the world. Our proprietary machine learning algorithms analyze these massive big data streams in real-time to produce live and predictive insights that help companies to achieve competitive advantage and government agencies to save lives. For more information, visit http://www.transvoyant.com.TransVoyant today announced that the USPTO has awarded it a patent entitled Computer-Implemented Systems And Methods Of Analyzing Spatial, Temporal And Contextual Elements Of Data For Predictive Decision-Making (U.S. Patent No. 9,424,521). The essence of the patent covers TransVoyant’s analytical exploitation of global real-time big data collected via sensors, radar, smartphones, satellites, video cameras and the myriad devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The patent has far reaching implications for cloud computing and data analytics in general, and particularly around the ability to understand what is happening now, and to use machine learning algorithms to predict what will happen in the future – where, when and why.

“At TransVoyant, we deliver transformational insights that help companies to achieve competitive advantage and government agencies to save lives, in ways no one else has thought of,” said Dennis Groseclose, TransVoyant CEO and patent co-inventor. “The IoT and predictive analytics space is evolving at a breakneck pace, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of it. We’re just beginning to scratch the surface.”

TransVoyant employs data collection and predictive analytics capabilities detailed in the patent to solve very complex challenges related to U.S. national security. The nature of these challenges typically involves finding a needle in a haystack (a national security threat) that surfaces quickly and requires immediate attention. This entails collecting massive amounts of live big data around the world each day and analyzing it quickly to detect risks that are unfolding in real-time. It also involves applying sophisticated machine learning algorithms to predict events that will happen in the future.

This use case has applications well beyond national security. Given the dynamic nature of today’s global economy, and the need for companies to understand consumer behavior, track shipments in real-time, and to predict and avoid supply chain disruptions, TransVoyant applies these patented technologies to the business world.
At the heart of TransVoyant’s packaged solutions is its Continuous Decision Intelligence™ (CDI™) platform. CDI includes TransVoyant’s massive repository of real-time big data as well as the proprietary machine learning algorithms that it applies to these data streams to produce live and predictive insights. TransVoyant’s most recent patent is directed to the data collection and analytics processing performed in CDI.

In July of 2016, TransVoyant released a supply chain-focused solution called Precise Predictive Logistics™ (P2L™). This solution offers companies a graphical control tower view of their live goods in motion as well as predictive insights that help them to foresee and avoid supply chain disruptions. The P2L solution sits on top of TransVoyant’s CDI foundational platform. TransVoyant plans to announce future industry-focused solutions sitting atop CDI soon.

About TransVoyant Inc.

TransVoyant is at the forefront of the predictive analytics space. From sensors, satellites, radar, video cameras, smartphones and other devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT), we collect over one trillion events each day, giving us one of the largest repositories of real-time big data in the world. Our proprietary machine learning algorithms analyze these massive big data streams in real-time to produce live and predictive insights that help companies to achieve competitive advantage and government agencies to save lives. For more information, visit http://www.transvoyant.com.