Friday, 19 November 2010

Silver and Gold

Cadaverous Gold Bug Max Keiser is going to take down JP Morgan, but he needs you to put your money where his mouth is.

nice jacket - lots of pockets for gold

I don't see how the good people at the house of Morgan are going to handle this onslaught, I just hope they don't turn it around and somehow end up making more money.
Of course, the weird karambanque hedge fund could do the same, imagine how much eu supplicant millionaire zac goldsmith could do in this noble cause.

Speaking for the rest of humanity,if you want to put your hand in our pocket Max, give our nuts a scratch while you're at it.

As regards the mystic metals, against which,all should be weighed;here's a man worth listening to.
Ladies and gentlemen; Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives:

Silver, silver and gold
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.


gyges said...

It looks like Stef's site is down. I just tried to post this ...

A really interesting story has just hit the press, "Fingerprint identification evidence questioned by senior judge.

The speech by Leveson LJ is quite interesting too.

I've been interested in this subject ever since I wrote an essay about the admissibility of scientific evidence for a law course I did a while back.

Here's a snippet of what he say's,

"Fingerprint technology, unlike facial mapping, DNA profiling or ear-print identification, is a century old identification process. Indeed, fingerprint identification is often considered to be virtually unassailable evidence tying a person to a crime. Yet the reliability of fingerprint identification has recently come under scrutiny following numerous cases of ‘false positive’ fingerprint identification, in which an innocent person is singled out erroneously13.

There is growing unease among fingerprint examiners and researchers that the century old fingerprint identification process rests on assumptions that have never been tested empirically. The US National Academy of Sciences has recently found that long-standing claims of zero error rates were “not scientifically plausible”. This finding has left fingerprint examiners in a rather awkward position. One of them asks14:

“How do you explain to the court that what you’ve been saying for 100 years was exaggerated, but you still have something meaningful to say?”

The answer, I would submit, is to do the research and collect the information to ensure that the methodology of fingerprint identification is robust and capable of defending a challenge based on reliability.
" [pdf]

There's a lot more to say on the subject.

The chap who is leading the field in this work is Simon A Cole, for those who want to read more.

paul said...

I think there's just general comments fuck up, the feeds seem to work

paul said...

Gyges, your post showed in the feeds, but have now disappeared.

gyg3s said...

Hi Paul

It appears that the comment was too long. I've broken it down and put it on Stef's blog.

Thanks for the feedback.


Legal Crime Boss said...

gyges - do you have any references for the validity of fingersprints on silver and gold? if we can figure that out, a few folk are gonna be so busted.