Saturday, 28 January 2012

Google and Bing accused of helping illegal music downloads

Google and Bing create 'algorithms' to filter results that are supposed to serve the searcher AND the provider of content. These are studied or inferred by those seeking to manipulate their position and lead to the the distortion of service.
The 'algorithms' are periodically updated to shake off such manipulations - such as are deemed unwanted by Google/Bing.

The process is not accountable or transparent. While it mostly works, we tend to simply use it and work around or through its frustrations.

If an opaque organisation engages in censoring results for criminal or copyright matters, it can also do so for political or social and economic matters.

The game of cat and mouse with file sharing will not end by simply blocking results from Google and Bing - even if such were possible.

There is a common interest in legal content holders and distributors in creating search portals and trusted portal sites where integrity of content can join with a mutually valuing relationship with those who value such work.

Some of the reaction against the legal models is of a sense of being milked by business interests that have absolutely no concern with any real relationship beyond their own corporate profits.

The potential of the internet is of receiving abundant return on micropayments. Because millions are involved in the movement of attention, and the old models of distribution are attempted, and circumvented.

The integrity of the net is something to be engineered into it, because by default it is serving dis-integrated interests. If micropayment - and I mean MICRO - was made for the act of attention to content or resource - then there would be a basis of funding that is free of advertising and corporate interest.

The posturing of morality is generally hypocritical - and is attempting to use coercive means to get others to abide by a set of rules that they may not otherwise adopt or conform to. But the desire to create a system that is just, uncoercive and fair is sane - though the nature of a system is organisational and the nature of the heart is integrative.

To do only those things that focus on and promote the good the beautiful and the true, might achieve more than reacting against those things that seem to break in and upset the rules.

Making war on dr*gs or t*rror or anything else for that matter - is an indicator of a mind in reaction, that does not see the real nature of what is occurring - but only its own fearful interpretations - which it validates by reenactment.

When any private interest holds the gate or the key - corr*ption follows. Checks and balances should not tie us down, but should be able to effectively pause, examine and discern the movement of health, and be able to act on its behalf.

Trust, is the expression of integrity and a disintegrated society is one in which trust is no longer consciously valued, shared or even accorded reality.

Nothing of our living but is of a total dependence on Power beyond our compass of imagination. Trust is our most fundamental response to Existence.

Philanthropy is the enemy of justice?

Many good points raised.
Things can be presented so as to seem what they are not, in order to manipulate an outcome that may otherwise be denied. (I say may because, if simply asking directly, we sometimes find it is given).
Whether this is a conscious conspiracy might depend on definitions of the term conscious. After all, most wielders of power equate the 'good' with their own personal judgements.
The pursuit of profit is commendable, for it is the search for growing and sharing value.
But if the forms of value are divorced from any true context of relationship, then integrity is lost to a desire to usurp and manipulate the framework of communication and value.
The very rich can use money as power in all sorts of ways that may seem or even be believed as constructive, but which undermine and override the framework of a true process of communication.
The pattern of mind that seeks to override and undermine a true communication is not especially found in the very rich, but is fundamental to a wishful and dishonest or imaginative sense of self.
While the very loud may seem to have their way for a time, the imposition of will upon life does not hold without constant reinforcement, which is always associated with struggle and suffering. But to act within the shared value of a communication of life is just.
The true correction for injustice is whatever most practically serves as a shared step that embraces the just.
Humanly we know not what we do, because we live out from a lens darkly. That is, a mind that WANTS to believe its own thought and whose actions are simply programmed by its thinking.
Communication, to be real, must be an uncovering of what is really going on in our heart and mind, even as we are engaged in the world. It is not only financiers who use clever tricks to make nothing seem like something real!
King Midas turned the world to money - not such a wise move eh!
There's no lack of wisdom available to a willingness to listen - but such an abundance is not considered riches or a life more abundant to the mind in its attempt to coercively secure its own personal validity.
Until the bubble pops...

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Ways to fix the system’s flaws?

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Binra | January 27 12:43am | Permalink
Ideas accepted as true become the determiners of ALL that proceeds thereof. Ideas may seem to war in the mind, yet mind is not itself split, but will experience itself so while focussed in indecision.
Ideas are not really in separate private minds - though that idea is deeply cherished - even as synonymous with life itself.

Divide and rule is not merely a mode of power in the world - but is the mind of judgement whereby That which is unified and whole is perceived as fragmented and conflicted - and then identified with and acted out as real.

I don't have a language or a channel of communication to say it - but that the deceptive aspect of human politic and finance, is a direct expression of an almost universally held idea of independence from life itself. That is - it is BLIND to its own source and nature, and that blindness expresses itself as a compulsive thinking out from a limited identification of thought.

There hasn't been a language for the heart except religion - whose essential meaning has largely been lost to wishful thinking and superficiality. But the heart in its true sense is not romantic or emotional - but discerning and practical in expression on behalf of a wholeness.
Not a wholeness in concept - but a wholeness that concept must give way to and serve or be silent.

It may seem like a need to survive - but in fact discernment is a result of a desire to know given priority. To find answer of any true and effective kind, it is necessary to grow trust - within oneself - first, and then uncovered as a process of communication that begins from a unifying or common inspiration, one step at a time. Without trust, honesty cannot be allowed in. Without honesty - nothing real is recognized or valued, and a delusional misperception usurps a true intelligence.

It would seem that ingenious thinking is called for. But I suggest that is what creates the breakdown in trust and communication which underlies human war and woe - financial or otherwise.

What is called for is a capacity to discern rather than judge, to intuit directly rather than think, and to embody what is uncovered as a calm, clear unified presence of communication or action that serves and meets the need.

This is called for in us all - and is blocked by identification with shame - (or a sense of personal invalidity or unworthiness) - and fear - (of being exposed and rejected or punished).

The mind is very tricksy in its capacity to deny and deceive. We all know this intimately - and yet persist as if we can play it and win! There is always another way of looking at what the mind takes as reality.

To Hell in a handbasket?

Hell is a great place to question the nature of one's experience.

Describing a problem can be a way of setting a framework in which attention is distracted from - the real issue. The framework is what is almost impossible to bring to awareness because it is already shaping and directing identity, thought and attention.

Uncovering a true integrity of being is called for, in any dis-integration of function or communication.
If there are purposes that are undermining of a true basis for life - then they are to be identified correctly and invalidated.

The attempt to resolve in thought - without first connecting to a true integrity - is the nature of the problem. What arises from a deeper honesty is not an attempt to manipulate one's experience - nor of manipulating or coercing one's own interests over and against others.

It may seem suicidal to relinquish a manipulative intent - but those who do, uncover a guided sense of life and a discernment that can feel the optimal pathways amidst seeming complexity - as they are willing to listen.

There is no escaping the consequence of one's active intent - even if it is 'unconsciously' so. But mind is not fixed and can learn to change. We can embrace change gracefully - or we can go to hell in a handbasket en route. But we cannot hold 'a mind' against life and prevail - though the temptation of the wish to do so may bait us over and over again.
In Peace

Brian