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  1. Jack Harich

    Where this research is going

    Montserrat and I have been steadily working on improving the claim-check system. We have reached the point where we are looking ahead, planning major contacts, and structuring where we are now and what remains to be done to reach a solid first release version. What a long-awaited milestone...
  2. Jack Harich

    Where this research is going

    Hi Montserrat, I thought I'd start this thread. Teamwork Project's chat feature is not good enough for serious discussion and sharing of documents. I really like where your document on Setting Patterns of Deception Impact Level is going. I've made some small edits with change tracking turned...
  3. Jack Harich

    March 2019 - Core Group Meetings

    Just wanted to say this was a terrific meeting. Good socializing, good coverage of the agenda items, and best of all, we did something we haven't done before. We did some actual work together, as Montserrat walked is through about half the patterns and we set their impact together. She had done...
  4. Jack Harich

    Rating sources: NewsGuard

    Hey Montserrat, these are insightful notes. I like the way they pinpoint what matters. That sites like these keep appearing indicates a large public thirst for knowing how trustworthy a news site is. That's a large market. We are approaching that market from a public service point of view...
  5. Jack Harich

    January 2019 - Core Group Meetings

    A great meeting. Montserrat, Jack, William, and Michael attended. Here are the notes I took on our discussion about James Watson's The Double Helix. These are lists of the insights each person got out of the book as a whole. Jack: The perfect book for us in so many ways. One must stay highly...
  6. Jack Harich

    Research Plan - Weekly Reports

    Hi Montserrat! I wasn't sure about the best place to put this so I put it here. The subject relates to our Research Plan. It's out of date and we have only two more months of your being in Atlanta. Here are my thoughts on the issues so you can mull them over, integrate them with your thoughts...
  7. Jack Harich

    December 2018 - Core Group Meetings

    Excellent! This is the perfect paradigm to drive the mini-study. I'd been thwinking about this beforehand and had a thought yesterday so potentially important I wanted to post it here before the meeting so folks could thwink about it. Instead of focusing on how to randomly sample facts, we may...
  8. Jack Harich

    Solving the problem of how to measure the truth

    During a meeting yesterday we reviewed the problem of how to calculate inductive rules. There was terrific discussion, in terms of helpful suggestions, questions, insights, and so on. Last night and this morning I worked on this and have moved forward a few inches. Two sections have been added...
  9. Jack Harich

    Solving the problem of how to measure the truth

    Yesterday I discovered that the how to calculate inductive rules problem is not solved. It's normal to encounter surprises like this in difficult cutting edge projects like ours. To document and thwink through the problem, I've added two sections to the document near the end. The first is...
  10. Jack Harich

    News and Current Events

    A useful new thread! Thanks! About: Yes. Many writers have identified this factor. The book on Fascism: A Warning mentions on page 140 that "Their generation had no living memory of [a certain would be fascist]". There's also the famous quote "Those who do not remember the past are condemned...
  11. Jack Harich

    Getting started with this project

    Regarding: You have beautiful intuition. For example, the book on How Fascism Works makes the point on page 172 that: "Fascist politics is most effective under conditions of start economic inequality." Exactly. Nice idea. Your problem solving process should help point the way to what areas...
  12. Jack Harich

    Getting started with this project

    Michael, I've only closely read the next book (Madelene Albright's Fascism: A Warning) and have not yet written it up in the document. In order to have something meaty to discuss tomorrow, what I've done is scan in the pages of the chapter about Claude Shannon of Bell Labs, who we talked about...
  13. Jack Harich

    Getting started with this project

    The document on Solving the Hate-Based Authoritarian Problem has been updated. A 6 page section on the main source material, the book on How Fascism Works, has been added. A new possible subproblem (infection by fascist false memes) has been identified. Much more is to come, but you can now see...
  14. Jack Harich

    October 2018 Core Group Meetings

    Surprise! We will also have no meeting on Sunday October 21. Montserrat is still on vacation and Jack has been working on the Tower and took a two day trip to Savannah, Georgia. No new work has been done, so we have nothing to discuss. But fear not. Our (hopefully) breakthrough research program...
  15. Jack Harich

    Getting started with this project

    Good news. Instead of working all day at the Tower today (Tuesday), I finished up and came home early. The rest of the day (as well as yesterday evening) I was able to work on the project document. It now has several pages before the Summary of Analysis tables. These pages describe the project...
  16. Jack Harich

    Solving the problem of how to measure the truth

    Related to the problem of how to set the truth confidence level of facts, here's an article on The Fix for Fake News Isn't Code. It's Human. Basically the author proposes a reliability indicator on all Facebook posts that refer to news sources. Here is the key text: But the deeper information...
  17. Jack Harich

    Getting started with this project

    Michael and Jack had a 2 hour and 24 minute Skype call on October 13. (Future meetings will probably be shorter!) The general topic was how to get started on this project. First we covered the reading material. This is the Democracy in Crisis film series, the Cutting Through Complexity book, and...
  18. Jack Harich

    October 2018 Core Group Meetings

    We will have no meeting on Sunday October 14. Our main work right now is Montserrat's mini-project of solving the problem of "How to set the truth confidence level of facts." That's not an easy problem to solve. Montserrat is on a truly wonderful two week vacation with her family, which prevents...
  19. Jack Harich

    Getting started with this project

    What follows is the key email describing the initial concept of the project: October 6, 2018 Hi Jack, Great to hear from you. Yes I am certainly interested and would like to learn more when you have a chance. The impetus of the idea is that the Thwink analysis of the...
  20. Jack Harich

    Getting started with this project

    The best way to describe this project is to post the series of emails that led to it. Here are the key emails in chronological order: October 4, 2018 Hi there Mike, Hope your mind is still opening !!! I had an idea today about a possible place you could contribute. It might even grow into a...