Re: [foaf-dev] foaf : likes
Excerpts from Melvin Carvalho's message of 2012-02-10 15:01:59 +0000:
> Had this discussion on #swig the other day there's kudosTo but that's binary.
> We can just use:
"Karma in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire
cycle of cause and effect (i.e. , the cycle called saṃsāra) originating in ancient India and treated in
Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh philosophies."
The way I use term 'Karma', doesn't include concept of 'having 5 karma points' ;)
For example, if someone slaughters animals to consume their flesh, this person may gain sympathy from
those who take part in this consumption, but not much from people who don't. Some people may even feel a
negative feeling to such person. In this scenario various actions, cause various effects including way
of relating to each other. All those relations have very subjective and personal nature. I don't even see
it practical to use "elf-pavlik's karma points" and "melvster's karma points" since it still gives very
lossy projection of a relation between 2 human beings...
But without using any points, if at some point somehow a managed to have available ticket for a round trip on
'space elevator', and very likely tons of requests from people who would like to receive such gift. I could
run some personalized algorithms on their public portfolios, and using some sophisticated criteria
choose who to give this ticket. As part of this algorithm I could include voting by people who have friend
relation with me, or do simple filters like: -butchers ;)
~ elf pavlik ~
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