Migration from Google Takeout g+ to some Federated social system

@Doc Edward Morbius Hello, we've never had prior contact.

I asked @Shelenn Ayres about this topic recently and your name was suggested.

I'm in a conversation with a g+ contributor I really admired to see how his migration effort was going. He's a prolific photojournalist (and IMHO a brilliant one). He seems to be struggling with getting his content from Google to somewhere else.

Is there a system with a conversion tool to go from HTML or JSON exported posts and linked attachments (photos, etc.), directly into Friendica, Diaspora, Mastodon, etc.?

#L2inc #Mainstream #Analytical Contemporary Issues (x) Economics (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
Prof. Galloway is a pulls-no-punches, dead-pan comedy type of hard-hitting reporter on the state of affairs in most significant business enterprises. He doesn't hide his high moral ideals while he chastizes the shameless business practices of titans. Here's just one example:

My favorite items are delivered in the "Winners and Losers" playlist. Their quick, important, and satisfying.

#Economics #Microeconomics #Macroeconomics #Business #Analysis
How often do you see a person who makes predictions circle back to grade himself publicly?

Scott Galloway Schooling Wall Street on Silicon Valley | Interview | Real Vision™

Prof. Scott Galloway has so many mic drops during this interview. It's really worth everybody's time to watch it.

#Economics #Politics #SurveillanceCapitalism
#Economics #Politics #SurveillanceCapitalism Economics (x) Philosophy (x)

Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

Rising Star Rutger Bregman hits on so many ideas I hold dear in this talk that I want to say he's my new hero image. It's narcissistic too because I like him for thinking like me. ;) However, I believe these ideas stand on their own.

#Poverty #UniversalBasicIncome #Egalitarianism
#hero #Poverty #UniversalBasicIncome #Egalitarianism Democracy (x) Economics (x) Egalitarianism (x) Politics (x) Society (x)

What is a P-Value and Why Does it Matter?

This is a wonderful not too #Mathematical explanation of something very important.

#Experiment #Evidence #Truth #Claims #Philosophy #Bias
#Mathematical #Experiment #Evidence #Truth #Claims #Philosophy #Bias Bias (x) Evidence (x) Philosophy (x) Truth (x)

#Economy #Utopia #Economics #Wealth #Poverty Philosophy (x) Politics (x) Society (x)

#Reveal #Mainstream #Analytical Deep Dive (x) News (x) Podcast (x)
Reveal news is an amazing niche of reporting. They have a laid back feel and a "chill" or "cool" style of interviewing that goes beyond the pale. Al Letson, the main reporter is a black American who can stay cool while interviewing a white supremacist who is saying vile things to him during the interview. Stunning. The show focuses its work mainly on breakdowns of the American Ideal in our society which affect massive numbers of citizens.

#Resistance #VeryLiberal #MeetsHighStandards Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
This series of hard-hitting News & Commentary videos seemed over-the-top as they aired, but now that it's played out they seem very subdued. No #American #Conservative or #Religious #RightWing #Evangelical could watch these without assembling a militia to go after Keith #Olbermann. I loved every episode, but in context, I watched some months after they aired, some within a week of their airing, then after a long break the rest of them in posterity (mostly season 2). They will be a timeless piece of history one day when America comes back to its senses, or after our couple hundred-year long empire fails.

#CounterSpin #Liberal #Analytical Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
Many of the episodes I have listened to have a #Snarky flavor to the reporting. The thing I like about them is they don't drift mainstream and rehash the low hanging fruit that many news companies make their bones on. They go after the deeper ruses that accepted news companies deliver. You'll often hear how the journalistic quality of an NPR story got compromised by donations from oil companies. Their's no fat in their copy either, the stories go fast and a show covers a lot of ground. Here's the latest episode as of this post:

Diane Archer on Medicare for All

Full Show

CounterSpin Diane Archer Interview

CounterSpin Banter


#Deconstructed #Liberal #Analytical Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
I've found the hard-hitting investigative reporting and interviews of the members of, The Intercept at large, and Deconstructed in specific, some of the best journalism available. Here are two versions of the most recent example:

5 Easy Ways to Spot a B.S. News Story on the Internet

Fantastic. I don't know who sent this to me, but it is wonderful. #FakeNews
#FakeNews News (x)
cy diaspora

Funny thing is I think I could build a solid argument that 4 out of 5 of those rules-of-thumb are wrong.

This Will Revolutionize Education

This video makes me wish I could force every soul-crushing #Principal to watch it and see how much damage they do by turning a #PublicSchool into a #MilitaryAcademy.

Digital Attack Map

If your Internet seems slow, go on a different network and look at this map to see if the reason is a #DDoS attack. ;)
#anim=1& #DDoS InfoSec (x) Security (x)

How to fight desertification and reverse climate change

I saw this long ago, but it's worth posting again since the climate change deniers still have political and economic power. This video doesn't merely highlight problems, it outlines solutions that have been tested.

#ClimateChange #Solution #Desertification #Wildlife #Desert #Hearding #TEDtalk

#StarTalk #Complex Physics (x) Podcast (x) Science (x)
The StarTalk Radio podcast is typically some interview/gameshow/improv comedy type of an event. The guests on the show have valuable things to talk about, but the crew on the show makes it palatable for non-scientists. This "A Conversation with God" episode was not one of them.

Rule 1: Know thy self.

Selecting a specific financial security isn't entirely straightforward. It's a bit more of a dance; give and take but you lead.

Asking somebody what's the best stock to own is a lot like asking what's the best vehicle to own. I might recommend the 1980's Lotus Turbo Esprit. You may want a vehicle to get to Quimper France from Miami Florida. Knowing that I would suggest sailing Yachts, a private jet, or perhaps booking a cruise depending on your personality and sense of adventure. If instead, you tell me you do delivery of small packages in a dense urban area, I would point you to Cannondale bikes with some off-road suspension features.

So for an advisor to begin to tell you what you should buy, first, you have to decide what you want to do with it.

If you are a thrill-junkie with money to lose and an expectation to win big, you will want stocks that have a normally undesirable high standard deviation of their daily returns.

If you are a stable middle-class worker with a family that has grown a bit too big for you to put all your children throu... Show more...
Selecting an investment (x)


@sander For some reason I can't approve your connection request on my side. I have an unclearable notification in my Invitations section.

I'm still coding the back end software for the big Outsourced Math LLC project, but I'll say that what we're making is going to mitigate the problems outlined in this episode of @OnPointRadio where they scrutinize #IndexFund #Investing.
Callers to the show raised great points.

#BehindTheBastards #Mainstream #Analytical Dark Comedy (x) History (x) Podcast (x)
This episode is a perfect introduction to their show; The Non-Nazi Bastards Who Helped Hitler Rise To Power. I see so many parallels in today's world—especially in #American #Politics & #Society today—in this episode foretelling an impending #Fascism led World War, that I want everybody to hear this episode.

Every show is an intriguing novel view of some undeniable enemy of mankind's life. Robert Evans's off-beat details about those bastards lives have a quality about them that you are aware of how to not let something get started when you can still make a difference. It's #Infotainment at its finest.

Power outage in Western NY USA.

It's over. I assume that didn't bother anybody. The downed trees finally got the Spectrum cable connection and then my generator didn't matter. It wasn't too hard to recover from the DHCP IP address change.
Shelenn Ayres Friendica (AP)
glad you made it through!

Thoughts about Banking, Economics and what's good for the world

Its one of my favorite #documentary films about #economics created for the non-economists of the world. Four Horsemen Feature Documentary Official Version (from the source)

It's a long video, but it's worth your time to watch it.

The creators take a romp through history and the present to establish strong predictive patterns which imply our own demise and then entertain suggested solutions.

The Four Horsemen Segments

Note: The video is from 2013 and since then the creator has moved from abandoned and launched in its place.
#documentary #economics Banking (x) Economics (x) Environment (x) Monetary Policy (x) Poverty (x) Pyramid Scheme (x)
Says Sorry because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be plated here
I saw something like that in the Vimeo link on his website too.

I would doubt that the maker of the video decided to have content blocking, I'd bet that some governments would block it though.

In my posts, I merely linked to his original source and used the Friendica BBCode tag of
[youtube]Youtube video ID[/youtube]
to get the plugin on the post.

When I tried to get to the Vimeo source from his page,
<p><iframe src="" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" title="Four Horsemen" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
<p>Four Horsemen is an award winning independent feature documentary made by the Renegade Inc. team which lifts the lid on how the world really works.</p>
via the link I got a "Sorry
Because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be played here.
" message.

Can you try spoofing your location... Show more...

#Theorem: The #InvisibleHand of the #Market is the hand a Magician waves at you while he's deceiving you with his other hand.
#Theorem #InvisibleHand #Market Capitalism (x)

Initial Post

About the choice for the Forum's profile image.

It's a well known story in finance courses offered in colleges and universities that a challenge was posed where a drunken monkey throwing darts at the stock listings pages of the Wall Street Journal could do better at building a Portfolio than the top paid money managers in the industry. Depending on when you decide to stop the trials is the main determining factor for who's winning. It's about a coin toss between the record of a random selection and the top managers.

The main reason for this comical outcome is commonly referred to as the Efficient-Market Hypothesis; in brief, about 1,000 analysts (minimum) per stock study that stock daily as their only job, so if anything could change the pricing of that company thousands of people would immediately react to it so the price a ticker is listed at is correct at all times... Show more...

#TUCRadio #Liberal #Analytical Deep-Dive (x) News (x)
This show has a commentator that interviews people with such calming grace that you would think she invented #ASMR. Every show is a deep-dive, the topics are all weighty. The content takes a long and short view of the problems it discusses. I found every episode of their show amazing. Always a #Contemplative interview.

This organization takes an unrestrained critical eye approach to correct any news source they feel like correcting. I'm particularly enamored with their CounterSpin radio show (because I don't like reading). Every episode is like a civilized, polite, #HitchSlap. Maybe even #Snarky.

Puerto Rico Disaster commentary

#Phys #ScienceX (

Classification: Partisan - not-applicable | Journalisic Quality - #Complex
#Phys #ScienceX #Complex Physics (x) Science (x)
This was also related to the forum Icon search, but I really like Physics. See Half of the most popular news on Twitter is not covered by traditional news media sources for details.

The Dark Side of the Force

#Lies spread like Forest Fires while #Truth spreads slowly behind like growing a new forest.
Bad #Politics

I'm fully aware that "The Force" is fictional, but it's a good concept. If you've done some fairly serious work in math, you probably know that there are different sizes of infinity. One reason we can never make an impregnable fortress, perfect digital security, or an orderly society is that Society happens in a Countable Infinity and chaos happens in the Uncountable Infinity. They are monumentally different. Lies live in the Uncountable Infinity, and Truth is well within the Countable Infinity.

If you want a personal visceral experience with this, try having a dialo... Show more...
#Lies #Truth #Politics Politics (x)
tomgrz diaspora
Good points.

_ lies come from thin air and truths come from difficult work_

This has to do with chaos theory - akin to entropy. It is far easier to break things than to build things. And this is why our Trump regime has been so perversely successful. Breaking things is easy, and breaking things is what they do.

Now that's funny right there
I found that pic connected to their The war that you do not see on the NOS news post.

I was searching duck-duck-go for images of "News Sources" to come up with an icon idea for this forum and that image caught my eye. I thought I was going to steal it so I wanted to attribute it to them and the article made me like them, especially this image:

P.S. this is intended as an #exemplar post. I literally didn't know that news source existed before making this community forum account. Also, I won't be posting anymore news sources. It's up to the community members to post theirs and be prepared to engage in dialogue to defend them.

Aren't we all in the Matrix? Not a computer generated one.

Culture is the hardest delusion to notice we're participating in. You almost have to be forced out of yours to realize your "just how we do" is not what most peoples "just how they do" is. Typically the first reaction is to think "they" are doing it wrong. If you're lucky, you'll realize it's just different and neither one is right or wrong, and—depending on your values—you'll think one is preferred.

Values. Where did you get those? Your culture perhaps? Are your values right? How would you know?
Culture (x)

Some thoughts I've previously had about News (esp. financial news)

If a tree doesn't fall in the forest
but somebody was there to hear it fall
does it make a noise?
Philosophy (x)

Which profile is the main one here? (rhetorical question)

Just an FYI to anybody that wonders about who's the #Administrator here on the Friendica server, it's me. As of now I'm the only person running the accounts for the @OutsourcedMath Friendica Server Admin and the @Technical Support accounts on this server. I assume in the future (if this server is popular enough), they may be managed by other people. As of now I'll try to simulate a schizophrenic disorder to be those other personas.

The content this server intends to host will be handled by this @Michael Rupp account. I don't think it will be a busy server for a while. Just thoughts for the day kind of things as they arise for a while.

Yep, this is local tech support, but... managed to get to here so you probably don't need too much support.

Anywho, when you post a question try to add categories and hashtags that will be useful to others that may have a similar problem. That way when they search for something, they may find your solution first.

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