Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When superstitious are good...

I just read cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 following paper:
Nunn, Nathan, and Raul Sanchez de la Sierra. Why Being Wrong can be Right: Magical Warfare Technologies and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Persistence of False Beliefs. No. w23207. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2017.
and I find it very interesting. Basically it is about why superstitions are good in certain cases. In this paper cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 author analyzes a case of a village in a Democratic Republic Congo. Namely, due to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 unstable political situation cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re are lot of violence done  by different military groups that regularly attack villages. To protect cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365mselves people in some villages believe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y can be made resistant to bullets by strictly following a special magical procedure. It's obviously false but in case someone dies cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y prescribe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fault to not following this special magical procedure. This sounds crazy, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 effect is interesting. While it hurts individuals, it helps cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 collective since more people are willing to engage in defending villages with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end result of having 2 years of peace in this specific village that was brought as an example.

The key is that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 utility of individual increases by everyone contributing to defense, but decreases when individual invests more. This, in effect, means that everyone will not invest cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best he can and thus cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 collective will suffer! The superstition encourages everyone to give cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y can thus helping cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 collective. This is brilliant!

This result provokes some thinking as to whecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r some superstitions that I find annoying are actually beneficial, like religion for example. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fedora 26 (kernel 4.11.9) and VMWare Workstation 12.5.7

I just upgraded Fedora 25 to Fedora 26 and of course cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re was a problem with VMWare Workstation. If you try to start vmware binary, it just silently fails. Anyway, I managed to find a solution here. In essence it is necessary to replace two share libraries and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n manually compile vmmon and vmnet modules. The reason for this is that on Fedora GCC 7.1 is used which is a newer compiler that used to compile VMWare. So, to replace libraries, type:
# cp -r /usr/lib/vmware-installer/2.1.0/lib/lib/libexpat.so.0 /usr/lib/vmware/lib
# cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libz.so.1
# mv -i libz.so.1 libz.so.1.old
# ln -s /usr/lib64/libz.so.1 .
And to compile vmmon and vmnet you have to go into /usr/lib/vmware/modules/sources directory and unpack vmnet.tar and vmmon.tar files. Then, in each of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m, issue make command. Finally, files ending with .ko move to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc (create it if necessary) and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n run 'depmod -a' command. I also had to manually load those modules with 'modprobe vmnet' and 'modprobe vmmon' commands.

The only problem I noticed so far is that after inserting vmnet kernel module network interfaces are not automatically created. To fix that just run vmware-netcfg command and save configuration. After that, everything should be OK.

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