Alliterative, ain’t it?
In case you forgot, what with all the Party Juice:
“Alliterative means using the same sound or sounds at the beginning of multiple words, especially consonant sounds. It can also mean having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable.”
So sayeth the desktop A.I.
Which actually tees up the first GPO-24.
(Grand Ponder 2024)
Has all this recent A.I, Business just blown-up Copyright?
Concept Versus Computer
Not to couch our modest literary efforts in a “John Henry was a steel driving man...” context (who blew himself up going mano y mano against a steam power railroad spiking machine). But the presence of an A.I. in the writer’s toolbox gives rise to two very important questions.
“Copyright protection is a form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship.”
Ure supposes that “If there is no specific human in the loop, how could there possibly be “intellect” by the Common Law concept?
Because, near as I can figure it, A.I. output is just a reasonably normed Statistical Property.
Then it gets worse.
You see, given the usual number of words in common language – perhaps 20,000 (more in grad school, lol), you can then demonstrate that with adjective, adverb, nouns, verbs, there are only a finite number of permutations possible.
Not only is there the problem of 8.1-billion people speaking and writing (all day, every day) but there is also all the machine rewrite coming from computer code such as Spinner Chief and the other news writer nightmares out there. In short, if a particular sentence can be written, it probably already has been!
Which then sets up the 10,000 monkeys writing long enough will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare though experiment.
Mention this to Elon Musk? He’s bright enough to already have gotten there, I’m sure. But our point is two-fold herein today.
First, one way out of the box is for Copyright law to specifically exempt computer-generated (and computer-assisted) writing as not being subject to copyright. Any more than pouring concrete could be claimed as “stone-like sculpture) [Which it well might be… but is it intellectual?]”
Second is that all music is already likely past tune copyright and solely into performance coverage now. This is because we took a numerical to musical tones conversion tool 20-odd years ago and demonstrated that there was “music in the market.”
What we did was rounded-off the daily close of things like the S&P 500 anbd use the program Amuygen (A old DOS Music Generator, get it?) to convert the output to MIDI file which I then piped into the Microsoft wavetables and Presto! Music of the market.
Gosh, I should dig that off one of my old XP servers from back in the day since Amugen isn’t popping up in the older DOS s/w libraries. But, you get the idea. I made three tracks (Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ) and assigned instruments to each.
Mostly, it sounded like shit but every so many market sessions, there would be a catchy tune roll by – up to 20 notes, or so (before randomness intruded).
Point is that since music is everywhere in Universe, it’s as absurd as “Patenting Life” (another great human Ego Folly) and pretending with “own” anything.
No sir, that’s not how Life works.
Anyway, pencil in Copyright blowing up conceptually because it’s not intellectual at the output level. And if that happens, then at what point does the whole world go Open Source which is one way to disassemble the greed-driven, false scarcity idols of the Corporate-Government merger?
I’ve said too much already…
Shake ‘Em and Quake ‘Em
The evidence continues to mount: Earth is where energy from the Sun condenses and that’s how planets grow. In other words, the law of physics that allows ginormous amounts of energy to be released in e=mc2 reverses and matter accretes from energy when there are big bursts.
Doubt me on this?
Comment posted by Reader Hank (on UM) is our starting point:
Ringing in the new year with a bang. Now the strongest solar event of the current solar cycle, a major X5.0 solar flare was observed around AR 3536 (ex 3514) at 21:55 UTC (Dec 31).”
And NOT coincidentally:
Which has included:
4.9 6 km N of Anamizu, Japan 2024-01-01 01:48:14 (UTC-06:00) 10.0 km
5.2 58 km ENE of Anamizu, Japan 2024-01-01 01:39:49 (UTC-06:00) 10.0 km
6.2 4 km SSW of Anamizu, Japan 2024-01-01 01:18:42 (UTC-06:00) 10.0 km
7.5 42 km NE of Anamizu, Japan 2024-01-01 01:10:09 (UTC-06:00) 10.0 km
5.5 42 km NE of Anamizu, Japan 2024-01-01 01:06:05 (UTC-06:00) 10.0 km
This last one is arguably the pre-shock, but Sun condenses matter and that causes expansion which lights up crustal shift…well, obvious enough to us.
Oh, chalk up another for the “Strange Holiday Attractor Names” major quakes. We have a New Years quake which goes into the book with Boxing Day Quake, the Good Friday Quake in Alaska, back in…’64 was it?
Asian, U.S. and European markets are closed for the day.
Tomorrow – being National Hangovers are Telling You Something Day – we spied this in the NY Post this morning: Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper down tequila shots after CNN’s New Year’s alcohol ban. Yep, do liberals love telling other people what to do, huh? Even their own?
We’ll have to wait for the Labor JOLTS report Wednesday mid-morning for big changes in outlooks. The holiday means both the Challenger Job Cuts report and the ADP Job creation will hit Thursday morning (oh, goody!) and then along will be the official Labor Number Friday.
As always, in advance, we will remind you the financial press in corporate media will be blowing smoke up your ass about what the numbers mean. So bookmark the Labor database looking for popular data sets and you will be able to see the Truth Of the Numbers and won’t have to rely on those specious talking head assholes who get it wrong we think deliberately when talking the Party Line.
Turning to Other News
(War and More, try not to snore…)
More escalation expected in Ukraine hostilities as Ukraine has crossed the Rubicon: Blind attack with NATO weapons and cluster bombs against civilians and children in the center of Belgorod! Carnage. Attacking the Russian lands will lead to an even more aggressive Bear.
Hollow victory dance in the M.E. While the U.S. made a big deal out of intercepting three Houthi craft inbound on attack, we’re doing an exit stage left: Iran stations warship in Red Sea as US aircraft carrier leaves Mid East. Into said power vacuum now moves Iran’s ships in.
Two weeks to elections in Taiwan, key to our chip future: US-China relations | China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden exchange congratulations on 45 years of diplomatic ties. We think 46 is unlikely longshot based on how the WestPac outlooks are moving.
Goming somewhere, dear? Danish Queen Margrethe II announces her abdication. Standing by for King Federik on the elevation of the crown prince. Sitronfromasj and Klejner with your coffee? (Fab memories of the Danish grandmother’s cooking rush back…) Sih-trom-feh-mash-ah and kline-er for those lacking the Danish super-genes.
Around the Ranch
Elaine and I worked in the yard, mostly Sunday. It was a dandy day with highs around 65. I’ll get into the motive on the maker’s site… where…
I’ll write up my Happy New Year’s soup which followed the bok choi harvest from the greenhouse. (Visit the Ultra-Make site for that.)
Write when you get rich,