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commendable reporting on the sleaziest euphemism for a corporate organizational chart known to man since Drucker picked up a pen: "institutional knowledge"
Term Limits Talks Roil House Democrats
dovetails nicely with "trade secrets" of the DNC, the people's partisans

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 04:20:01 PM EST
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The problem is not so much too many terms, it's too many years. There is something to be said for Congress having some institutional memory held by an older set of members, but when ALL of the leaders of government are in their 70s, it is not a good situation.
by asdf on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 02:04:30 AM EST
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Have you ever heard of continuity plans?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 07:06:37 AM EST
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by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 10:07:11 AM EST
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"Memories" being the persistent trail-marking pheromones.  While ants aren't the total bio-bots of popular imagination neither do they have a whole bunch of spare neurons.  Once a trail is well established it keeps being refreshed thus gaining more longevity.  In humans the equivalent is Hebbian learning where repetition  leads to persistence.  

A neuron uses the rate at which it is stimulated by other neurons to decide whether to fire.

I 'get' the article is written for a general audience ... but ... um ...

Cell Contact signalling is only one method.  There are others, e.g., glial cell paracrine signalling.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 05:41:38 PM EST
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