New Codes @ Houston

Submitted by eagle on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 17:01

I made some updates around CodeWOW, including adding a bunch more moral elements.
Now in Houston, getting a bit more acquainted with the city. Went out for Chinese last night with some awesome people including couchsurfing host, and took in some new neighborhoods.
It feels good to have a chance to rest up and catch up and be in a city. My body's pleasantly sore from riding from the border to Houston. Also, the bike's a bit run down now, and will probably want some TLC.
Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The decency of crowds

Submitted by eagle on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 16:18

Here's an interesting idea... With people acting individually in a group context, even better outcomes can arise from the cumulative interactions than any one person, even the best, could come up with independently. So a group can behave more helpfully than a person, in many ways.
From The Wisdom of Crowds:
Will Hutton has argued that Surowiecki's analysis applies to value judgments as well as factual issues, with crowd decisions that "emerge of our own aggregated free will [being] astonishingly... decent". He concludes that "There's no better case for pluralism, diversity and democracy, along with a genuinely independent press."