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Re: Is Privacy Dead ? A helpful hint.

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 22:52:17 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <972952.96838.qm@web82405.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: W3C Egov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hey happy weekend Gannon/everyone!

I would love to see some XSLT on this to reflect the application/utilization of 
these datasets.
Michael A. Norton

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
To: W3C Egov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Sat, October 9, 2010 2:51:08 PM
Subject: Re: Is Privacy Dead ? A helpful hint.

A heartening few bothered to download the examples, although that may have been 
a mistaken click to locate Daniel Smith's Tamale vendor.  I'll try to believe 
the best about ya'll.

It's an odd view of the nature of Community and Consensus, but for my trans-pond 
friends in need of some convincing; always a good policy when dealing with 
Texans; I posted : 


This is a data base in XML which includes metadata on the Countries (Members and 
Candidates) of the EU, along with all known Subdivisions.  In addition, the 
Federal Capitals, with latitude, longitude and time zone in their correct 
place.  With some XSLT it should be possible to extract sub-graphs by Entity 
name (and Class). These should be a standard for Population, Trade and other 
(political) Statistics.  I am not sure, past the "European Court of Justice" if 
the legal tree jurisdictions match the geography.  I'll have to work on that 

--- On Fri, 10/8/10, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: Is Privacy Dead ? A helpful hint.
> To: "W3C Egov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Date: Friday, October 8, 2010, 5:15 PM
> Ref below, for your weekend viewing
> pleasure ...
> [1] A javascript encoder for Australia (from UN LOCODES).
> [2] A javascript encoder for the Municipio's of Puerto
> Rico.  This is the "County" Equivalent.  Puerto
> Rico is part of US Customs Territory.  It would
> probably be a good idea to JSONize each state, too.
> [3] An XML file with all the Place Names for Puerto Rico
> including Municipio, Zona Urbana, and Comunidad.  These
> have been recoded according to "arrival time", so that the
> types can retain alphabetical and cardinal order.  The
> "data" in each case is the original County (3) or Place (5)
> number code (US Census), which is missing the hierarchy -
> preventing you from distinguishing between a County, City or
> Town with the same name.
> [1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/australia.html
> [2] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/puertorico.html
> [3] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/puertorico.xml
> --Gannon 
> --- On Thu, 10/7/10, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> Meta Data (e.g. facts) propagate as a wave as well as a
> particle.  A report released at a "Coordinated Time" does
> not reflect the habits of human communities trying to reach
> a consensus. Until everyone has seen a "fact", it's News. 
> While information travels at the speed of light, *consensus*
> has a fixed path exactly 24 Hours + 1 Second long.  That
> means, if you issue a report at time T, exactly 24 Hours + 1
> Seconds later the whole world has seen it and a consensus
> can form.  Meta Data does not travel "through the
> grapevine", although "normal data" does - when a report is
> issued in Washington, London sees it as News 4 hours later
> and sees it as Meta Data 24 Hours + 1 Second after arrival.
> It's just arithmetic.  Each Country and each Subdivision
> has a characteristic "Arrival Time".  This is a constant,
>  and unique, for each individual Entity - so the pair
> (Country Arrival Time, Subdivision Arrival Time) is also
> unique, even if it does not have any "deeper" meaning
> itself.  And it does *not* have any deeper meaning after
> exactly 24 Hours + 1 Second from when the Statistic was
> issued.  In terms of a Physics, There are a bunch of
> standing waves, with varying frequencies which all collapse
> at T + (24 Hours + 1) Second, but since you knew the
> frequencies you can use them to sort the Entity Names.
> For Communities, and Meta Data I think "Consensus Moment"
> is a good way to put it, but in exactly 24 Hours + 1 Second,
> I should probably take a poll ;o)
> As a practical example of how this might be used, a csv of
> the group of Entities which comprise NAFTA
> (US+Canada+Mexico, technically I should exclude some of the
> Entities or add subdivisions, Palau etc.) is at
> http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/nafta.txt
> If you were
>  going to release NAFTA statics, then you would need to
> have a static (or a null) for every entity.
> I also made a javascript calculator to compute the apparent
> arrival times, one at a time.  I'll post it in a few days.
> --Gannon

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