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Ah missed your post Tom. I get the rational... why they like it, but it is going to go seriously wrong.  imho.

Why it might be liked:

"As a Chinese person, knowing that everything I do online is being tracked, would I rather be aware of the details of what is being monitored and use this information to teach myself how to abide by the rules?" says Rasul Majid, a Chinese blogger based in Shanghai who writes about behavioural design and gaming psychology. "Or would I rather live in ignorance and hope/wish/dream that personal privacy still exists and that our ruling bodies respect us enough not to take advantage?" Put simply, Majid thinks the system gives him a tiny bit more control over his data.


Imagine a world where many of your daily activities were constantly monitored and evaluated: what you buy at the shops and online; where you are at any given time; who your friends are and how you interact with them; how many hours you spend watching content or playing video games; and what bills and taxes you pay (or not).

For now, technically, participating in China's Citizen Scores is voluntary. But by 2020 it will be mandatory. The behaviour of every single citizen and legal person (which includes every company or other entity)in China will be rated and ranked, whether they like it or not.

so many nuggets, but SEO for social score:

Sesame Credit already offers tips to help individuals improve their ranking, including warning about the downsides of friending someone who has a low score.

Water Cooler / Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:43:44 PM »
Welcome Tcolling! 8)

Economics & Investing / Re: To be Amazoned means:
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:28:01 PM »
Interesting read.  I never saw the blip at the time in 2014... it seemed full steam ahead.

...and yes, that chart is powerful.

This could be the start of cold war 2.

I hope not. 

Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: March 13, 2018, 06:40:20 AM »
0/4.  still ending flue.  Any excersise has me bursting into a fit a coughs.

Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: March 07, 2018, 07:29:34 PM »
My poor daughter has no brother :)

Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:40:17 AM »
seems like the core has been hit by lurgy all round.  Last week was a wipeout for me too.  ... flu.

4 days of temp Mark, then you will feel like moving again, if it is the same as has been going round here.

got to pull my finger out, promised to do the local mud run with favourite daughter soon:

its a bit of a lugh, but helps if you can breath!

say x10 instead
That was as you rightly point out, plucked from the air.  A big number but not that crazy.

acordinbg to this The difference between saudi and Norway is quite dramatic:


We are going to burn it. The question to me is who burns it, and the timescale. Same with the Amazon jungle, but hopefully not.  We are still stripping out huge areas for agreculture/logging whatever you want to call it.

I think paying a carbon tax just moves the money about, I have no faith that it will end in the right hands. (Have I woken very cynical today, someone help me out of this hole please! )

Alas, I'm guilty of the same double-think

Hats off for being aware of it :) Do do you think the cost of Gas shoud be increaseed say x10 instead?

Meanwhile this is struggling to get going because of the antis:

The antis I meet, all drive cars, and have central heating.

There is more gas down there, that is easier to get and will be better regulated than anything in the US Macella shale. It would solve the issue for another 50 plus years by some estimates.

What is does to climate change I dont know, but not sure then can be stopped or reversed.

Still never used one.  I guess I live on the edges :)

Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:27:48 PM »
Just dared myself to drop in on this thread, after several days of flu, and several weeks of perhaps a run a week.

Go folks, well done all. sounds like some serious fitness happening. Things will change here.  Just not today!

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