Saturday, October 24, 2020

 

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2020-10-24 (SAT OCT 24, 2020)

COVID-19 STATUS


THE US IS NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD!
  • 230,068 deaths, the most in the world.
  • 784 deaths today, the most in the world.
  • 8,827,154 total cases, the most in the world.
  • 78,671 new cases today, the most in the world.
  • 2,855,475 active cases now, the most in the world.
  • 16,367 critical & serious cases now, the most in the world.
  • The "president" continues to organize superspreader events around the country.
    • Ask not what your country can do for you, Donald, ask what you can do for your country.
  • Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ 2020-10-24 20:50 EST
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2020-10-22 (THU OCT 22, 2020)

US

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DEBATE
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2020-10-20 (TUE OCT 20, 2020)

XR TECHNOLOGY & US POLICY

THE DEPARTMENT OFF JUSTICE
  • has filed a complaint against Google, charging anti-competitive behavior.
  • Any resolution of this will likely take months to years.
  • The final verdict/decision in the  Microsoft case helped trigger (I believe) the massive market selloff in 2000.
    • The Judge ordered a break-up of Microsoft on June 7, 2000.
    • Around August 1, the Nasdaq and Dow averages began a major slide.
  • Regulatory and legal challenges, domestic and international, to Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon are fueled by issues of possible
    • excessive harm to consumers
    • excessive suppression of competitors
    • excessive concentration of wealth
    • as well as political and competitive interests.
  • Microsoft is currently relatively free of these pressures.
  • Here is the full text of the complaint:
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2020-10-19 (MON OCT 19, 2020)

XR TECHNOLOGY & US POLICY

THE MAJORITY STAFF OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
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2020-10-14 (WED OCT 14, 2020)

XR TECHNOLOGY & US POLICY

THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE
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2020-10-13 (TUE OCT 13, 2020)

XR TECHNOLOGY

APPLE
  • announced the iPhone 12 series, with some MAJOR features that are the opening salvo in the next generation of technology.
    • (They also announced a new mini audio device.)
  • The biggest feature is that all iPhones in the 12 series will have 5G support.
    • 5G is in its infancy, but this support is essential!
  • The next most important feature is that some model(s) will have LiDAR support.
    • LiDAR is an accurate distance measuring "camera" that will improve focus in poorly lit spaces and accelerate Augmented Reality (and, ultimately, photogrammetry, 3D photography and volumetric videography also).
  • Powering these advances is new chip technology.
    • Apple claims 40% and more improvement in their new A14 "Bionic" processors.
      • "Bionic?" -- As far as I know they contain no living parts.
  • The phones will be available within weeks, at prices similar to the previous generation of iPhones.
    • But headphones and charger may not be included in the box!
  • https://www.apple.com/iphone/
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2020-10-12 (MON OCT 12, 2020)

XR TECHNOLOGY


TOMORROW, TUE OCT 13, IS A BIG DAY:

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2020-10-12 (MON OCT 12, 2020)

XR TECHNOLOGY


DISNEY

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2020-10-12 (MON OCT 12, 2020)

WORLD - ECONOMICS


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS

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2020-10-10 (SAT OCT 10, 2020)

SILLY


IT'S 2020-10-10 

  • Or 10/10/2020
  • Always nice to have a day with an "interesting" date.
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2020-10-09 (FRI OCT 9, 2020)

WORLD - PEACE


THE 2020 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded  to 
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2020-10-08 (THU OCT 8, 2020)

WORLD - LITERATURE


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE


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2020-10-07 (WED OCT 7, 2020)

WORLD - SCIENCE


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY


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2020-10-06 (TUE OCT 6, 2020)

WORLD - SCIENCE


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS


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2020-10-05 (MON OCT 5, 2020)

WORLD - SCIENCE


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE




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Thursday, October 22, 2020

 

THE INTERVIEW

 

Donald Trump was interviewed for CBS 60 Minutes. Trump has released a video of the interview.

The interview can be used to assist preparation to provide a plan for either candidate to use in the Presidential debate tonight.

There are two audiences for a debate. First, there are the people who watch the whole thing (a subset of this audience consists of the news media and commentators on television and major newspapers).  Second would be the people who hear about the debate second hand.

 

People who watch the whole debate are impressed (more or less in this order) by the candidate who

  1. ·       has the best line or two;
  2. ·       is the most likeable;
  3. ·       is the strongest, most presidential;
  4. ·       does the best job of refuting the other candidates’ attacks;
  5. ·       does the best job of describing their own positions and benefits to the country;
  6. ·       does the best job of attacking their opponent.

 

People who hear about the debate second hand are influenced by 

 

In the interview President Trump showed that his approach consists of 

 

A potential strategy for Trump would be to be honest, thoughtful, strong but polite, and sensitive to those who have suffered in the pandemic.

 

A potential strategy for Biden (since Trump probably outlined his arguments in the interview, allowing Biden to be prepared for those or others like them) might be to

·       Use the time when Trump is muted to

o   QUICKLY refute the predictable attacks;

o   QUICKLY assert Trump’s responsibility for the COVID disaster in the US;

o   QUICKLY denounce Trump’s inability to take responsibility (for COVID & other things);

o   QUICKLY assert the Obama-Biden record for bringing the economy back and handing Trump a solid;

o   QUICKLY assert the Biden plan for dealing with the health crisis, the economy, the inequality;

o   STRONGLY demonstrate respect for those who have suffered from the pandemic, from racial injustice and from financial problems;

o   STRONGLY assert the need (more than ever!) for truth, equality, and health care (pointing out that Trump is either living in a bubble of unreality, or a cruel, self-

o   Be prepared to spontaneously and accurately react to a moderator’s question or a Trump statement in a short, memorable way.

·       Use the time when the microphones are not muted (and Trump is interrupting or lying) to

o   STRONGLY refute Trump’s accusations, and Trump’s boastful lies (and if necessary counterattack with the allegations of Trump's corruption, self-dealing, and unconstitutional behavior);

o   STRONGLY assert his own record and his plans;

o   STRONGLY focus on the need to deal with healthcare, equality, truth in government, equal justice for all, the environment, and more: all the things that a government should be doing for all the people.



Monday, October 12, 2020

 

COVID - 19 UPDATE

 

COVID-19 UPDATE


US


MON OCT 12, 2020



  219,871  

  • Americans have died from COVID-19.

8,013,814  

  • Americans been sickened by COVID-19.
    • source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
  • Trump's lies and misinformation, bad advice,
  • Mass election events without masks or distancing,
  • Encouragement of gun-toting demonstrations against masks and distancing,
  • Failure to contain infections from China, Europe, and elsewhere, arriving with travelers,
  • Pressure on science services to water down health recommendations,
  • Pressure to contain and hide accurate reporting,
  • Pressure to open schools and businesses before even watered-down recommendations were followed,
  • And efforts to suppress testing
    • were among the major factors facilitating the preventable deaths of many, many, many Americans.
  • This would be terrible if Trump were just incompetent.
  • But Trump knew. Pence knew. They were warned. Trump understood.
EVERY LIFE MATTERS

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2020
NOBEL PRIZE AWARDS

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The Nobel Prize awards, among the most prestigious prizes in the world, are awarded annually in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine, in Literature and Economics. Also, perhaps the most the most revered, there is the Nobel Peace Prize.

This year the awards went for work in
  • World hunger 
  • Poetry
  • Auctions
  • Gene editing with CRISPR
  • Discovering Hepatitis C
  • Black holes.
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2020-10-12 (MON OCT 12, 2020)

WORLD - ECONOMICS


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS

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2020-10-09 (FRI OCT 9, 2020)

WORLD - PEACE


THE 2020 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded  to 
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2020-10-08 (THU OCT 8, 2020)

WORLD - LITERATURE


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE


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2020-10-07 (WED OCT 7, 2020)

WORLD - SCIENCE


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY


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2020-10-06 (TUE OCT 6, 2020)

WORLD - SCIENCE


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS


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2020-10-05 (MON OCT 5, 2020)

WORLD - SCIENCE


THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE




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