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cyberchondria:The emerging phenomenon of an anxiety associated with the seeking of medical and other health information online.Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Student Medical Journal 2012; 5: 71-74.http://www.rcsismj.com/vol-5/cyberchondria/
What is it about the time spans that accompany these predictions of catastrophe? – always ten years ahead. I can recall POTUS Richard Nixon being warned by one of his advisors in the 1970s that “We have only a 50/50 chance of aking it to the 1980s.”robbo203 wrote:What do folk here think of this item which I found in my newsfeed today. To me it sums up the utter surreality of life under capitalism. Ms Park is suing Camelot who run EuroMillions in the UK, presumably hoping to get more money fron a successful lawsuit, on the grounds that having won a lot of money from the lottery in the first place, this "runied her life". I mean c'mon…. She said she became "bored of relentless consumption" and now wishess she "had no money most days". Am I missing something here but isnt the point of her taking Camelot to court to get more money by way of compensation for the damage caused by being the recipient of a windfall of money. She owns two properties but professes to be bored with the relentless consumerism she elected to engage in.
This young woman was probably unaware of the advice given by Cecil Rhodes to "Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life."
Let's not forget that in the sixties the Stones were thought to be heralding the collapse of society as we knew it…
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"Power is a great aphrodisiac" (Henry Kissinger) Perhaps it's the sex they're after?
Would it be possible to go to the Public Record Office in Kew armed with a list of former (and possibly current) members and aske to see any released files on them?
Certainly not Tim. There was a time when chair mending was a perfectly respectable way of earning a living. Mind you it was before the advent of IKEA.
Greenwich Park is open to the public and is I suppose a 'commons'.However it has a set of by-laws one of which forbids '…the mending of chairs ' within the confines of the park.lindanesocialist wrote:and re Vin using party logo unofficially: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFZgYrHuoQfjE0JBkd_h57g That is if you are interested in the unofficial use of party emblem
Are you sure this is an "unofficial use of the party emblem"?And have you seen the comment posted there:" Ian Williams 1 year ago"The Socialist Party of Great Britain is going to have to work on its YouTube presentation before anyone checks them out, let alone take their videos seriously. Maybe more time doing courses on making videos and less time at Speakers Corner, eh. "
Hello Vin"Gwynn, did you watch the full video as you only criticise the opening?"I can confirm that I have viewed at least four of your videos on YouTube.I have viewed two versions of the 'Introductory' videos at least three times each. If you look at my post # 116 above it should be obvious that I have viewed at least up to 5.22 minutes in. "What about the rest of the video?? Adam Buick, Danny Lambert, Cdes Shodeke and Martin. ? Did they offer an individualist argument?" My criticism was meant to be constructive however painful you unfortunately found it to be.My criticism is not that the videos emphasis was exclusively on 'individuals' but that far too much was.Yes Bill Martin makes a good 'class' point and does it effectively.Adam's piece was filmed in very unsuitable circumstances – all that very distracting background noise! As a Union official I was advised that interviews should always be given in quiet surroundings – preferably of ones own choosing. Good advice I think.Danny made some good points but unfortunately rambled and fumbled a bit. (And all that tea swilling should really be edited out.)There could be copyright issues in using BBC interview material re Adam and Danny.Jacquelin's contribution was spot on presentationally but I cannot now remember what it's 'class' emphasis was and cannot check back as the videos are no longer available to me. What I do think is that all four of these contributions should have been made 'direct to camera' – much more effective emotionally and persuasively. They should also have been scripted (as Jacqueline's was) in order to avoid the almost inevitable fluffs and stumbles that acccompany a 'live' interview where the person interviewed is 'thinking on their feet.'"Describing how individuals earn a living in capitalism can hardly be described as an individualist analysis. Capitalists are free and workers are not free The opening sequence was a lead in – an attempt create an interest and to go on to our case. And even the opening sequence defines the working class as a class forced to sell labour power and the capitalists don't have to? They are free."I don't recall that. My recollection is that 'individuals' are forced to sell their ability to work but it is not stated that this is what they have in common – that this is what makes them a class. (I may be mistaken.) And no – capitalists are subject to all kinds of restraints – legal for example – and they cannot simply go where they want or do what they like. It just seems that way sometimes. (Most of the time maybe).What is missing here I think is an analysis/explanation of what makes the capitalists a class with interests which cannot be reconciled with those of the working class.FraternallyGwynnjondwhite wrote:Youtube call it 'automatic captioning' an it is based on speech recognition which is renowned for being unreliable and yes, it can be turned off by whoever uploaded the video, and even viewers can choose not to have it displayed whilst watching the video.https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6373554?hl=enYoutube call turning it off 'unpublishing'.There is nothing stopping anyone manually transcribing the video in the traditional way themselves though.Would this dodgy automatic transcription really be the stated reason EC have taken a dim view of the video?
Thanks Jon — that's the explanation I was looking for. And no the dodgy transcription did not effect my opinion on the suitability of the video as an "official" Party publication.I can't speak for other members of the Executive Committee who voted against endorsement.gnome wrote:HollyHead wrote:I understand that Dave, What I meant to ask is — is it possible for the originator / maker / poster of YouTube videos to disable this feature?
With the greatest respect Gwynn, your question has been answered more than once and, I regret to say, is indicative of the disproportionate degree of technical illiteracy that seemingly plagues our organisation. Before we can presume to 'educate' others we need first to educate ourselves.
With the greatest respect Dave it hasn't. Perhaps it's me not putting the question clearly enough. So let me try again:Supposing I want to post a video on YouTube (or similar), and supposing I wish to ensure that no transcription be available to anyone viewing the video when it is posted — is there anyway I (as poster) can ensure that a transcription is not available to viewers? Or is it a feature imposed on video makers and posters by the YouTube organisation?gnome wrote:HollyHead wrote:And here is a transcript of the subtitles (presumably for the hard of hearing and those whos first language is not English).Is it possible to remove this feature?Or do all YouTube videos have them??
As I tried to explain to the EC at its August meeting and what is being referred to here are the automatically generated speech recognition subtitles which should not be confused with the subtitles Vin has added. This feature can be disabled quite easily.
I understand that Dave, What I meant to ask is — is it possible for the originator / maker / poster of YouTube videos to disable this feature?gnome wrote:lindanesocialist wrote:Ozymandias wrote:The commentary might be easy for you and I to understand but surely this is a global message and the guy narrating is going to cause people to switch off abroad.
For the benefit of those who cannot understand Vin's "heavy regional accent" sub-titles (in English) have now been added.
And here is a transcript of the subtitles (presumably for the hard of hearing and those whos first language is not English). I have added bold type to some of the more amusing/egregious mis-transcriptions.VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:We have the technological ability to produce more than you know for every man woman and child on the planet [0:15]So why did a million stills from extreme public alongside extreme wealth [0:23] The economic system of companies and spread to every corner of the planet and [0:30] is dominated by money investment in rest profit and markets but how does that [0:36] affect us as individuals [0:38]Well if you communist then you are free to do almost anything you want [0:44] go to bed when you want to get up when you want to travel anywhere in the world [0:49] invest in a call center factory suit march in buy expensive houses cars [0:57] clothes and is very little you can do is a couple listing couple of society [1:06] yeah …. [1:14]Of course you know you're not a capitalist reminded of that every [1:18] morning when the alarm clock goes off with your doctor money check [1:27] brittany a nurse the cost has been reinserting our professor remember the [1:33] working class [1:34] you have no choice with the seller time in your abilities in order to pay the bills [1:46]Where does all his wealth and all this freedom for the couple's from from the [1:52] airplanes and trains crush cars big expensive forms the claws of food was? [1:59] Certainly not from the capitalist. Everything we need or desire is produced [2:03] by us working class [2:13]Saw her walls most of the wealth produced by the workers was certainly [2:20] not the workers themselves [2:22] in fact the garden rocks form the richest 1% of the population owns more [2:28] wealth than the rest of us put together [2:39] So what does the Socialist Party stand for? Well let's find out from its own members [2:48][Adam.] Basically we are social's vitac going to be nice if we could say that we saw for [2:52] socialism and everyone would know what we meant. What we mean is a world without [2:58] frontiers where all the resources of the earth will become the common property of [3:02] all people and they used to produce things directly to satisfy people's [3:05 ] needs instead of for sale in the market with you to profit as a man with a [3:09] capital words [3:10] Capitalism is ownership by a few in production for profit [3:14] we're standing for common ownership by everybody and production satisfied [3:18] because needs [3:20][Interviewer] Why did you seek the abolition of the week system with the cream? [3:27][Adam] I think that working for wages is in fact they're selling your ability to [3:34] work for somebody else so it's already presupposes the division of society into [3:37] those who are employed in position to be employees and the rest so you know we [3:44] see the great little wager system is a system of exploitation this is the [3:48] rationing in me and when the world's capable of producing enough for everybody so we wouldn't need to Russian people that access to what – to what they need that's that's to your wages we see is way slavery's other word for it is….[Danny] [4:03] … missus that's been used my sliding people or education people I guess [4:12] sending the selection [4:13] yeah yeah it's actually only when we would wear we're not here to [4:17] – – with what we've got proposed to run cats [4:21] What we're doing is going forward out our analysis our idea that proposition [4:26] so we can end see is that the only not this is this is a review [4:33] we say is the natural and industrial resources about hung planet of the common heritage of all humans is that why would you know I mean are beautiful because he agreed isn't a fundamental fast about human nature [4:51] it's merely a symptom of a situation now we live in a world dominated by poverty [4:56] and what every one of the best of every day ecology cabinets kids to play the game [5:01] polity avoidance and what that means is capitalism do we have to try and grab as [5:06] much material wealth ground as possible to ensure outs or ensure our survival [5:11] so basically more what great is the fear of my hand [5:14] now we are four types of producing an abundance of all the things that my gosh [5:22] ….
Is it possible to remove this feature?Or do all YouTube videos have them??