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alkemical
08-14-2009, 12:52 PM
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alkemical
08-17-2009, 01:08 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The 'Thing' in the Susquehanna (http://www.dailyitem.com/0200_sports/local_story_227213845.html)

alkemical
08-17-2009, 01:09 PM
http://www.disinfo.com/content/story.php?title=Jon-Stewart-Replaces-Cronkite-As-Americas-Most-Trusted-Anchor

alkemical
08-18-2009, 07:34 AM
http://news.therecord.com/printArticle/585939

Meet the coywolf: Hybrid animals plaguing area east of Toronto

The larger, highly adaptable animals “have the wolf characteristics of pack hunting and aggression and the coyote characteristics of lack of fear of human-developed areas,” says Trent University geneticist Bradley White, who’s been studying the hybrids for 12 years.

We’re seeing “evolution in action,” he says.

But that combination of genetic material from both species has spelled trouble for farmers, who are losing a growing number of livestock to predators.

They report attacks by animals that are bigger, bolder and smarter than regular coyotes. They say hunting in packs to prey on sheep and cattle in broad daylight is becoming a common behaviour.

alkemical
08-18-2009, 08:12 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/aug/16/orthorexia-mental-health-eating-disorder


Healthy food obsession sparks rise in new eating disorder

Fixation with healthy eating can be sign of serious psychological disorder


Eating disorder charities are reporting a rise in the number of people suffering from a serious psychological condition characterised by an obsession with healthy eating.

The condition, orthorexia nervosa, affects equal numbers of men and women, but sufferers tend to be aged over 30, middle-class and well-educated.

Orthorexics commonly have rigid rules around eating. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives are also out.

The obsession about which foods are "good" and which are "bad" means orthorexics can end up malnourished. Their dietary restrictions commonly cause sufferers to feel proud of their "virtuous" behaviour even if it means that eating becomes so stressful their personal relationships can come under pressure and they become socially isolated.

alkemical
08-18-2009, 08:13 AM
http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Business/2006/03/06/01004.html

How The War Machine Drives U.S. Economy

alkemical
08-18-2009, 08:14 AM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10455

Cash-for-Clunkers Boost Japanese Car Sales
August 18th, 2009

Via: Financial Times:

The US’s cash-for-clunkers scheme, designed to bolster Detroit’s embattled carmakers, is turning out to be an even bigger boon for their Japanese rivals.

According to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday, Americans are using the scrappage incentives to buy more vehicles from Toyota than any of the three Detroit carmakers.

Toyota has an 18.9 per cent share of vehicles bought so far, putting it ahead of General Motors with 17.6 per cent and Ford with 15.4 per cent. Chrysler is in fifth place, after Honda.

alkemical
08-18-2009, 08:20 AM
http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_rorschach_paintings/

<img src="http://www.seedmagazine.com/images/uploads/newmitosis_INLINE.jpg">

In creating her new series, Pareidolia, artist and chemist Vesna Jovanovic detected biomorphic and medical forms in blots of ink.

alkemical
08-18-2009, 01:23 PM
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/010343.html

Vacation Matters

The United States is the only nation other than the Guyanas, Nepal, and Myanmar without a paid-vacation law. Thirty percent of Americans don’t get paid vacation; half of us get one week or less.

Last week Worldchanging ally John de Graaf and Take Back Your Time hosted the first national Vacation Matters Summit in Seattle to discuss the organization’s efforts to get a federal paid-vacation law on the books. De Graaf and others helped draft the bill that Florida Congressman Alan Grayson introduced on May 21. The Paid Vacation Act, or H.R. 2564 is, in de Graaf’s words, a “modest” bill: it would require companies with 100 or more employees to grant all employees one week of paid vacation per year. Three years after the bill’s passage companies with 50 or more employees would have to offer one week, and companies with 100 or more employees, two weeks. The bill needs both grassroots support and congressional allies. (Check out de Graaf’s excellent rebuttal (PDF) to the already vocal opposition.)

alkemical
08-19-2009, 07:34 AM
DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show

Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/science/18dna.html?_r=2&em

alkemical
08-19-2009, 07:35 AM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10482

FrankenpHood Seeds Will Cost Up to 42% More
August 19th, 2009

Via: Bloomberg:

Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed maker, plans to charge as much as 42 percent more for new genetically modified seeds next year than older offerings because they increase farmers’ output.

Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans will cost farmers an average of $74 an acre in 2010, and original Roundup Ready soybeans will cost $52 an acre, St. Louis-based Monsanto said today in presentations on its Web site. SmartStax corn seeds, developed with Dow Chemical Co., will cost $130 an acre, 17 percent more than the YieldGard triple-stack seeds they will replace.

alkemical
08-19-2009, 08:30 AM
Lawyer: FBI Trained Hal Turner As An “Agent Provocateur” (http://cryptogon.com/?p=10464)
August 19th, 2009

Via: Hartford Courant:

Internet blogger Harold “Hal” Turner’s attorney said today that Turner’s background as an FBI informant will be a key part of his defense to charges that he incited violence against two state legislators and a state ethics official.

Superior Court Judge David P. Gold on Tuesday authorized Michael A. Orozco, a New Jersey attorney, to represent Turner. Turner did not appear again in court Tuesday because he remains in federal custody without bail in Chicago, where he is accused of threatening three federal judges.

In asking Gold to allow Orozco to represent Turner, Turner’s Connecticut lawyer, Matthew R. Potter, said Orozco has a long-term legal relationship with Turner, plans to bring a complicated First Amendment defense and is familiar with Turner’s background as an FBI informant.

That role as an informant for the FBI is a key part of the defense, Orozco said outside court.

Orozco said Turner was trained by the FBI as “an agent provocateur.”

“Mr. Turner was trained by the FBI,” Orozco said. “He was told where the line was — what he could say.”

In his comments on his blog that brought the state and federal charges, Turner did not cross that line, Orozco said.

Orozco said Turner worked for the FBI from roughly 2002 to 2007.

“His job was basically to publish information which would cause other parties to act in a manner that would cause their arrest,” Orozco said.

alkemical
08-19-2009, 09:45 AM
http://workstation3.blogspot.com/2009/07/lords-of-revolution-timothy-leary-and.html

This is actually a very good read on Tim Leary. It's not pro or con, but provides a good story and some interesting things. I feel it's pretty honest IMO.

W.H. Bowart - July 11, 2009

The Associated Press reported that ’60’s LSD proselyte, Timothy Leary died in his sleep, May 31, 1996. It reported that Carol Rosin, his friend for 25 years was by his side along with family and friends.

Rosin told the AP: “He had been alert for the last few days — he’d been traveling with one foot in this world and one foot in the other world. Until yesterday, he was moving around in an electric wheelchair, but he was getting weaker.

After his passing, Leary’s homepage on the World Wide Web said simply: “Timothy has passed.” It also said his last words were three “why not’s” and one “yeah.” Leary himself, had reported that he was taking morphine to ease the pain for months. It is well know that Leary had always been into drugs — any drugs, all drugs, both prescription and recreational.

alkemical
08-20-2009, 01:06 PM
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alkemical
08-21-2009, 06:23 AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327224.100-worldwide-battle-rages-for-control-of-the-internet.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Worldwide battle rages for control of the internet

alkemical
08-21-2009, 06:25 AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17658-we-cant-help-walking-in-circles.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

We can't help walking in circles

alkemical
08-21-2009, 06:41 AM
http://mutateweb.com/archives/2009/08/20/ufo-shaped-solar-powered-water-purifiers-in-japan/

UFO shaped, solar powered water purifiers in Japan

As part of the upcoming Aqua Metropolis festival in Osaka, engineering firm NTT Facilities has developed a pair of solar-powered, UFO-shaped floating water purifiers that will be deployed in the city’s canals and in the moat at Osaka Castle.

<img src="http://mutateweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/solar_ufo.jpg">

alkemical
08-21-2009, 06:43 AM
<img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KEXL49k25XU/So31rEWp0mI/AAAAAAAAAYw/wTlSfIVBUT8/s400/mark_warren_jacques_3.jpg">

The highest good is not to seek to do good,

but to allow yourself to become it.

The ordinary person seeks to do good things,

and finds that they can not do them continually.

-Tao Te Ching

alkemical
08-21-2009, 11:40 AM
http://www.disinfo.com/content/story.php?title=Return--Militias

http://www.splcenter.org
Posted by JacobSloan 2 days ago View profile
In an article written for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Larry Keller describes the current rise in domestic militia activity:

In Pensacola, Fla., retired FBI agent Ted Gunderson tells a gathering of antigovernment "Patriots" that the federal government has set up 1,000 internment camps across the country and is storing 30,000 guillotines and a half-million caskets in Atlanta. They're there for the day the government finally declares martial law and moves in to round up or kill American dissenters, he says. "They're going to keep track of all of us, folks," Gunderson warns.

Almost 10 years after it seemed to disappear from American life, there are unmistakable signs of a revival of what in the 1990s was commonly called the militia movement. From Idaho to New Jersey and Michigan to Florida, men in khaki and camouflage are back in the woods, gathering to practice the paramilitary skills they believe will be needed to fend off the socialistic troops of the "New World Order."

alkemical
08-21-2009, 11:42 AM
http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_wagnerian_method/

Physicists investigate the grand artistic vision of one of the most influential artists of the last two centuries.

alkemical
08-21-2009, 11:46 AM
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alkemical
08-21-2009, 12:00 PM
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/09/fiji-spin-bottle

Fiji Water: Spin the Bottle
Obama sips it. Paris Hilton loves it. Mary J. Blige won't sing without it. How did a plastic water bottle, imported from a military dictatorship thousands of miles away, become the epitome of cool?
—By Anna Lenzer

alkemical
08-21-2009, 12:04 PM
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hVOW2U7K4-M/Sozv3630kvI/AAAAAAABE0Y/pFc6opsiOu0/s640/87ot7iystrhdfgd.jpg

alkemical
08-24-2009, 06:55 AM
http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE57J01420090820?sp=true

Mercury-tainted fish found widely in U.S. streams

alkemical
08-24-2009, 06:59 AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327223.900-robot-with-bones-moves-like-you-do.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=tech

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alkemical
08-24-2009, 06:59 AM
http://www.oddee.com/item_96797.aspx

10 Weirdest Theme Parks

alkemical
08-24-2009, 07:00 AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17667-bug-power-makes-salt-water-sweet.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Bug power makes salt water sweet

It's not often that bacteria make water more drinkable, but a new microbial desalination cell does precisely that. The proof-of-principle system removed 90 per cent of the salt from a seawater-like solution.

"We just wanted to show that it was possible," says Bruce Logan, an electrical engineer at Pennsylvania State University in University Park who helped make the prototype. "We hope that there will be more research going into this and it could lead to a commercial technology," he adds.

Microbial desalination could offer big advantages over the methods currently used to purify seawater, which require enormous pressure to operate, and gobble up huge amounts of energy.

alkemical
08-24-2009, 07:02 AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327220.300-mystery-of-the-missing-minigalaxies.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Mystery of the missing mini-galaxies

LIKE moths about a flame, thousands of tiny satellite galaxies flutter about our Milky Way. For astronomers this is a dream scenario, fitting perfectly with the established models of how our galaxy's cosmic neighbourhood should be. Unfortunately, it's a dream in more ways than one and the reality could hardly be more different.

As far as we can tell, barely 25 straggly satellites loiter forlornly around the outskirts of the Milky Way. "We see only about 1 per cent of the predicted number of satellite galaxies," says Pavel Kroupa of the University of Bonn in Germany. "It is the cleanest case in which we can see there is something badly wrong with our standard picture of the origin of galaxies."

It isn't just the apparent dearth of galaxies that is causing consternation. At a conference earlier this year in the German town of Bad Honnef, Kroupa and his colleagues presented an analysis of the location and motion of the known satellite galaxies. They reported that most of those galaxies orbit the Milky Way in an unexpected manner and that, taken together, their results are at odds with mainstream cosmology. There is "only one way" to explain the results, says Kroupa: "Gravity has to be stronger than predicted by Newton."

alkemical
08-24-2009, 07:04 AM
http://newteevee.com/2009/06/19/transformers-takes-baby-step-into-augmented-reality-video/

Transformers Takes Baby Step Into Augmented Reality Video

<img src="http://newteevee.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/augmented-reality-with-noodles.jpg?w=300&h=301">

To help promote next week’s summer movie behemoth Tranformers 2, Paramount recently launched a web site using augmented reality, in which real-world data is merged to a virtual overlay. That’s a fancy way of saying the site uses your web camera to capture video of your face, then plop Optimus Prime’s robot head onto yours. (If you don’t feel like installing the required Active X plug-in, here’s a video of it in action.) Now you can pretend to be a Transformer without having to legally change your name, like a National Guardsman famously did before going to Iraq. I accidentally left the site up during my lunch break, then glanced at my laptop to see Optimus Prime in my living room, noshing on chow mein.

alkemical
08-24-2009, 07:04 AM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090317095028.htm

Augmented Reality Under Water

ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2009) — The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT just presented an Augmented Reality system for use under water. A diver's mask with a special display lets the diver see his or her real submarine surroundings overlaid with computer-generated virtual scenes.

<img src="http://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2009/03/090317095028.jpg">

alkemical
08-24-2009, 07:29 AM
http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2009/08/augmented-reality-rjdj/

Augmented Reality: RjDj

* By Bruce Sterling Email Author
* August 17, 2009 |
* 6:24 am |
* Categories: Augmented Reality

*”Very similar to the effect of drugs.” It composes a private ambient soundtrack for you as you walk around, based on the noise level in your environment.

*This is especially funny because I am now in an Amsterdam coffeeshop. I mean, one of the ones that actually sells some coffee. And wifi, of course.

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alkemical
08-24-2009, 07:38 AM
http://webecoist.com/2009/08/23/power-generating-bike-alternative-energy-design/

Radical Rent-a-Bikes Generate Eco-Friendly Energy

<img src="http://webecoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/power-generating-public-bikes.jpg">

If you thought power-generating bicycles were brilliant by themselves, imagine if you could turn the energy you produce while bicycling into credits you can use anywhere else in the public transit system. Essentially, users are reimbursed for riding, emissions are reduced and everyone wins.

alkemical
08-24-2009, 07:57 AM
http://mashable.com/2009/08/19/augmented-reality-apps/

A lot of excitement has been building around a category of iPhone and Android (Android) apps, most of which have yet to be approved or released. They are known as augmented reality apps.

These applications combine virtual data into the physical real world by utilizing the iPhone 3GS or an Android phone’s compass, camera, and GPS system. The result is that you can see things like the location of Twitter (Twitter) users and local restaurants in the physical world, even if they are miles away.

Some of these reality-bending mobile apps are already available on some Android phones and it’s rumored that they will start becoming available on iPhone with the 3.1 OS update. Facial recognition, assisted directions, augmented reality tourism … it is all coming soon.

In order to get a better understanding of this new trend and phenomenon, we’ve brought together six of our favorite augmented reality mobile apps. Note that this is only the beginning; we can only imagine what entrepreneurs will imagine and developers are going to build in the next few years.

alkemical
08-24-2009, 07:58 AM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10494

School Kids Buying Their Breakfast Sticks Using Fingerprint Readers

alkemical
08-25-2009, 10:03 AM
http://www.oobject.com/category/12-stunning-rooftop-gardens/

12 stunning rooftop gardens

Plants and flowers are the lifeblood of the Earth, providing oxygen for animals and humans alike. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have a space to plant a garden. New Yorkers and other city dwellers haven’t let that stop them. These are some of the world’s most beautiful rooftop gardens, ranging in various size, shape, color and lifeforms.

alkemical
08-25-2009, 10:05 AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17674-magic-ink-offers-fullcolour-printing-in-an-instant.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Borrowing an idea from nature could lead to technology capable of producing full-colour A4 prints in a fraction of a second, according to South Korean engineers.

Many insects and birds owe their bright colours to the interaction of light with finely-patterned surface textures, rather than relying on pigments. The iridescent colours of a peacock's tail are largely a result of the interaction of light with just one biological material – melanin rods.

Engineers have long experimentedMovie Camera with replicating these so-called structural colours in synthetic materials, and now Sunghoon Kwon's team at Seoul National University in South Korea has managed it.

Their M-Ink can be used to produce any colour in the visible spectrum and could lead to a new method of cheap and fast full-colour printing, Kwon says.
Just add nanoparticles

M-Ink contains three ingredients: magnetic nanoparticles 100 to 200 nanometres across, a solvation liquid, and a resin.

The nanoparticles disperse throughout the resin, giving the ink a brown appearance. But when an external magnetic field is applied, the nanoparticles immediately snap to the magnetic field lines, forming chain-like structures.

The regularly-spaced nanoparticle chains interfere with incoming light, so that the light reflected from the surface is of a particular colour. Adjusting the magnetic field strength shifts the spacing of the field lines and changes the colour, says Kwon.

"If you want to control the angle of the magnetic field [to create curves in the image, for instance] you can combine multiple electromagnets," he says.

alkemical
08-26-2009, 06:51 AM
Hey fellow odditorium readers:

http://www.google.com/reader/shared/alkemical23

See if this link works for you guys - i'm looking at transitioning to a global reader when i shut this thread down.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 05:53 AM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10611

The Crapification of Everything is Just Beginning
August 27th, 2009

Becky did lots of research into finding a handheld blender that wasn’t crap. She eventually found an article in a consumer magazine that said that there are no handheld blenders that aren’t crap and to just buy the cheapest one available, expect it to crap out, and when it does, buy another one or use the warranty.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 05:54 AM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10607

Swiss Bank: The U.S. Overestimates its Attraction as a Financial Center; Advising its Clients to Get Out of All U.S. Securities
August 27th, 2009

Crackpot, foilhead , lunatic fringe Swiss banks! *snort*

Via: SwissInfo:

Swiss private bank Wegelin announced on Tuesday that it is to stop doing business in the United States.

The St Gallen-based bank, Switzerland’s oldest, said the decision had been taken in response to stricter measures introduced in the US against tax dodgers and planned changes to estate tax, which would make some non-US citizens liable to tax if they inherited US securities.

loborugger
08-27-2009, 06:18 AM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10611

The Crapification of Everything is Just Beginning
August 27th, 2009

Becky did lots of research into finding a handheld blender that wasn’t crap. She eventually found an article in a consumer magazine that said that there are no handheld blenders that aren’t crap and to just buy the cheapest one available, expect it to crap out, and when it does, buy another one or use the warranty.

That was the same kinda crap that happened during the Gilded Age, so it sounds par for the course.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 06:45 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1208987/Man-bursts-flames-Ohio-police-use-taser-guns-time.html

Homeless man bursts into flames after being Tasered by U.S. police

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1208987/Man-bursts-flames-Ohio-police-use-taser-guns-time.html#ixzz0POI3VBbF


<img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/08/25/article-1208987-062DF5A1000005DC-512_233x317.jpg">

Daniel Wood burst into flames after police tried to subdue him with a Taser gun. He had been sniffing from an aerosol can

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1208987/Man-bursts-flames-Ohio-police-use-taser-guns-time.html#ixzz0POI8gGPo

alkemical
08-27-2009, 07:02 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208909/Police-steal-valuables-cars-lesson-drivers.html

Police are taking valuables from unlocked cars to teach drivers to be more careful.

Motorists have been returning to vehicles to find that handbags, laptops and sat-navs have been replaced with a note telling them they can retrieve their belongings from a police station.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208909/Police-steal-valuables-cars-lesson-drivers.html#ixzz0POMSbpQ0

alkemical
08-27-2009, 07:47 AM
http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=7756

If an autonomous machine kills someone, who is responsible?


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/22/us-air-force-drones-pilots-afghanistan

US Air Force prepares drones to end era of fighter pilots

The Pentagon aims to robotise 15% of US armed forces by 2015

alkemical
08-27-2009, 07:49 AM
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090825/oddities/canada_science_research_paleontology_offbeat

MONTREAL (AFP) - After years spent hunting for the buried remains of prehistoric animals, a Canadian paleontologist now plans to manipulate chicken embryos to show he can create a dinosaur.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 07:51 AM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10603

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327236.300-longrange-taser-reignites-safety-debate.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=tech

Taser Projectile Fired from 12 Gauge Shotgun

alkemical
08-27-2009, 07:51 AM
http://www.google.com/reader/shared/alkemical23

Hey guys, you can RSS/Subscribe to this as well.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 08:01 AM
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alkemical
08-27-2009, 08:18 AM
http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/telepresent_at_the_future/

Attending a virtual conference—and what it tells us about the future of scientific communication.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 09:07 AM
http://personas.media.mit.edu/

alkemical
08-27-2009, 09:09 AM
http://mises.org/story/3637

Does Government Spending Bring Prosperity?

alkemical
08-27-2009, 09:11 AM
http://electricchildren.com/wordpress/?p=541

Six Animals That Can Get you High

The Arabic-speaking Humr people of Sudan are strictly forbidden to partake in any plant-based intoxicant such as alcohol or cannabis, which is a bizarrely specific restriction reminiscent of the Transportation Security Administration’s express identification of nunchucks as a prohibited item on airplanes. However, as long as only plant-based toxins are forbidden, we’re seeing a loophole big enough for B.J. McKay to drive through.

Umm Nyolokh is a made from the liver and bone marrow of giraffes, a compound believed to contain traces of DMT and other psychoactive components. The primary effect of Umm Nyolokh is the hallucinations it reportedly causes, which stupendously are hallucinations of giraffes.

Giraffes are more devious than you might think [a found poem]

“The Humr tribe of the Baggara Arabs, living in southwest Kurdofan, Sudan, is devoted to hunting elephants and, above all, giraffes. After having killed a giraffe, they prepare a visionary beverage known as umm nyolokh, employing both the liver and the bone marrow of the animal. It seems the aim of their hunting is precisely the preparation of this beverage and not to procure food.

Drinking the beverage is supposed to cause a true obsession with giraffes.
Its effects are characterized by drunkenness and the induction of dreams
in which giraffes explain where more real giraffes might be found and hunted
for a new preparation of the same beverage, in order to give more hallucinations with the same content.

Thus those who drink umm nyolokh just once spend the rest of their lives hunting giraffes.”

alkemical
08-27-2009, 10:42 AM
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/08/can-culture-be-genetically-encoded-new-research-says-yes.html

Can Culture Be Encoded in DNA? New Research Says "Yes"

Tetris The "Nature versus Nurture" debate just got more complicated. (Well, even more complicated than the original "If you really think you can reduce all of biology to such a simplistic division you're missing pretty much every point involved" complication.) Birds have been observed reconstructing cultural information in complete isolation, meaning that culture can be genetically encoded.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 10:44 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1203976/Dolphins-body-language-mirrors-human-word-patterns.html

Dolphins' body language mirrors human word patterns

alkemical
08-27-2009, 12:53 PM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10444

Via: Reuters:

International Business Machines Corp is looking to the building blocks of our bodies — DNA — to be the structure of next-generation microchips.

As chipmakers compete to develop ever-smaller chips at cheaper prices, designers are struggling to cut costs.

Artificial DNA nanostructures, or “DNA origami” may provide a cheap framework on which to build tiny microchips, according to a paper published on Sunday in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Microchips are used in computers, cell phones and other electronic devices.

“This is the first demonstration of using biological molecules to help with processing in the semiconductor industry,” IBM research manager Spike Narayan said in an interview with Reuters.

“Basically, this is telling us that biological structures like DNA actually offer some very reproducible, repetitive kinds of patterns that we can actually leverage in semiconductor processes,” he said.

The research was a joint undertaking by scientists at IBM’s Almaden Research Center and the California Institute of Technology.

Right now, the tinier the chip, the more expensive the equipment. Narayan said that if the DNA origami process scales to production-level, manufacturers could trade hundreds of millions of dollars in complex tools for less than a million dollars of polymers, DNA solutions, and heating implements.

“The savings across many fronts could add up significantly,” he said.

But the new processes are at least 10 years out. Narayan said that while the DNA origami could allow chipmakers to build frameworks that are far smaller than possible with conventional tools, the technique still needs years of experimentation and testing.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 12:54 PM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=10433

Via: Boston Globe:

Polio, the dreaded paralyzing disease stamped out in the industrialized world, is spreading in Nigeria. And health officials say in some cases, it’s caused by the vaccine used to fight it.



Experts have long believed epidemics unleashed by a vaccine’s mutated virus wouldn’t last since the vaccine only contains a weakened virus strain — but that assumption is coming under pressure. Some experts now say that once viruses from vaccines start circulating they can become just as dangerous as wild viruses.

“The only difference is that this virus was originally in a vaccine vial,” said Olen Kew, a virologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

alkemical
08-27-2009, 12:55 PM
http://www.greatnewsnetwork.org/index.php/news/article/record_month_for_renewable_energy_in_the_us/?source=rss

Record Month for Renewable Energy in the U.S.
Aug 19, 09 | submitted by Ryan

The latest Electric Power Monthly Report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows net U.S. electrical generation from renewable sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind) reached an all-time high in May of 2009, comprising 13% of the total electrical generation for the month.

Renewable sources for May '09 generated 40,395,000 Megawatt hours (Mwh), 7.7% higher than for May of 2008, and thus far the highest figure ever reported by the EIA.

Total generations for all sources, including fossil and renewable, was down for May of 2009 from the previous year by 4.1%, representing the third-largest percentage decline in national power generation since 1974.

alkemical
08-28-2009, 06:51 AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327235.700-physicists-successfully-predict-stock-exchange-plunge.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Physicists successfully predict stock exchange plunge

WITH 20/20 hindsight, financial crashes seem inevitable, yet we never see them coming. Now a team of physicists and financiers have bucked the trend by successfully predicting a steep fall in the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Their model, which employs concepts from the physics of complex atomic systems, was developed by Didier Sornette of the Financial Crisis Observatory in Zurich, Switzerland, and Wei-Xing Zhou of the East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai. The idea is that if a plot of the logarithm of the market's value over time deviates upwards from a straight line, it's a clear warning that people are investing simply because the market is rising rather than paying heed to the intrinsic worth of companies. By projecting the trend, the team can predict when growth will become unsustainable and the market will crash.

alkemical
08-28-2009, 07:22 AM
http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=292


Internment/Resettlement Specialist (31E)
Active Duty Army Reserve

Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; and coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.

Some of your duties as an Internment/Resettlement Specialist may include:

* Assist with the supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
* Provide external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
* Provide counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
* Prepare or review reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs

Training
Helpful Skills
Advanced Responsibilities
Related Civilian Jobs
Related Army Positions
Civilian Certifications Earned
TRAINING

Job training for an Internment/Resettlement Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in a field environment. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

* Military laws and jurisdictions
* Level of Force Procedures
* Unarmed Self-Defense Techniques
* Police Deviance and Ethics Procedures
* Interpersonal Communications Skills
* Close confinement operations
* Search and restraint procedures
* Use of firearms
* Custody and control procedures

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Helpful attributes include:

* An ability to think and react quickly
* An ability to remain calm in stressful situations
* An interest in law enforcement and crime prevention
* Being physically fit

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ADVANCED RESPONSIBILITIES

Advanced level Internment/Resettlement Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level I/R Specialist, you may be involved in:

* Supervise and establish all administrative, logistical and food support operations, confinement/correctional, custodial, treatment, and rehabilitative activities
* Responsible for all personnel working in the confinement/correctional facility, including security, logistical, and administrative management of the prisoner/internee population
* Provide command and control, staff planning, administration/logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of an Enemy Prisoner of War/Civilian Internee (EPW/CI) camp
* Provide command and control, staff planning, administration/logistical services, and custody/control for the operation of detention facility or the operation of a displaced civilian (DC) resettlement facility

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The skills you'll learn as an Internment/Resettlement Specialist will help prepare you for a future with federal, state, county or city law enforcement agencies or the federal penal system. You might also be able to pursue a career as a security guard with industrial firms, airports or other businesses and institutions.
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* Military Police (31B)
* Criminal Investigations (CID) Special Agent (31D)

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Learn more about the relationship between military training and civilian certification requirements.

Visit the Army Credentialing Opportunities Site
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alkemical
08-28-2009, 07:24 AM
http://www.physorg.com/news170586562.html

(PhysOrg.com) -- Entropy can decrease, according to a new proposal - but the process would destroy any evidence of its existence, and erase any memory an observer might have of it. It sounds like the plot to a weird sci-fi movie, but the idea has recently been suggested by theoretical physicist Lorenzo Maccone, currently a visiting scientist at MIT, in an attempt to solve a longstanding paradox in physics.

alkemical
08-28-2009, 12:17 PM
http://atlasobscura.com/places/calder-mercury-fountain-fundacio-joan-miro

<img src="http://static.atlasobscura.com/files/imagecache/place_main/place_images/432691647_49a513bf6c_b.jpg">

alkemical
08-28-2009, 12:18 PM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17703-rogue-proteins-spread-prion-diseases-all-by-themselves.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

A rogue, misfolded protein is enough to trigger prion diseases such as mad cow disease, laying to rest the notion that a virus has to be involved as well.

Prion diseases seem to start with changes in the shape of the prion protein found in mammalian brains. Mysteriously, this prompts other identical prions to change shape as well. These misfolded proteins build up leading to brain damage and often death, the theory goes. Since no one is sure how a rogue prion can persuade others to follow suit, some researchers have insisted a virus must be involved as well.

alkemical
08-28-2009, 12:25 PM
http://thehiddenagendas.blogspot.com/2009/08/all-its-lacking-is-spark-choice-words.html

<img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YT5lMzCouRo/SoLbQzYqRDI/AAAAAAAAEX4/-TEuLozhgb4/s400/8-12-09.jpg">

<img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YT5lMzCouRo/SoLbQd7y1AI/AAAAAAAAEXw/wuaS3c5JfCk/s400/8-9-09.jpg">

alkemical
08-28-2009, 12:34 PM
http://unplugthesignal.com/2009/08/21/shepard-fairey-declared-new-propaganda-czar.aspx?ref=rss

Shepard Fairey declared new Propaganda Czar

Alexander Meyer
TrepaNation
August 20, 2009

I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw that headline on tomorrows MSNBC homepage. With the amount of unconstitutional “Czars” created under Obama now topping 28, (second most ever, being 5). Until it is formally declared though, it can be the title of this article. Why such a biting sarcasm you ask? Well… I suppose there is an element of dramatic effect in my motives, but honestly it is more a result of my feeling of betrayal.

If you are unaware of who Shepard Fairey is, you may be more familiar with his enormously popular poster portraying President Obama is the harbinger of hope. Now Fairey has bridged his preference for a political spokesman with his other “hope”; a bright future of clean energy and responsibility to the planet. As a matter of fact, that is this author’s hope as well, but that hope comes with a strict requirement for it to be done in a way that is actually effective, built on a sustainable model rather than a bubble model, and not created for and by the banks as the current reform plan is.

<img src="http://www.infowars.com/images/fairey.jpg">

alkemical
08-28-2009, 12:43 PM
http://www.physorg.com/news170416769.html

New Research Examines How Career Dreams Die
August 25th, 2009 by Jeff Grabmeier

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that he isn't qualified to achieve the career of his dreams.

alkemical
08-31-2009, 07:32 AM
http://www.google.com/reader/shared/alkemical23

Hey fans of this thread - you can RSS feed my news links, and please - if you like what i've done here - try to make your way to transitioning over to this.

alkemical
08-31-2009, 07:40 AM
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alkemical
08-31-2009, 07:58 AM
http://alkemical-mirror.blogspot.com/

alkemical
08-31-2009, 08:23 AM
http://materialintangible.blogspot.com/2009/08/ion-lift-air-vehicle-ring-of-1948.html

Sunday, August 30, 2009
The Ion Lift Air Vehicle: The Ring of The 1948 Luftwaffe Bell

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alkemical
09-03-2009, 12:30 PM
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alkemical
09-03-2009, 01:04 PM
http://www.dangerousminds.net/index.php/site/comments/testing_the_spontaneous_human_combustion_beam/#When:16:50:42Z

More news from the “death from above” front: Boeing just announced the successful testing of their Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL). Not familiar with the ATL? Well, according to Wired‘s David Hambling here’s what it’s capable of:

The Advanced Tactical Laser, weighing twelve thousand pounds and mounted in a Hercules transport plane, is intended to give Special Forces Command ‘ultra-precision strike capability’ against a wide range of ground targets. Its power is somewhere in the hundred-kilowatt range. According to the developers, the accuracy of this weapon is little short of supernatural. They claim that the pinpoint precision can make it lethal or non-lethal at will. For example, they say it can either destroy a vehicle completely, or just damage the tires to immobilize it.

But that’s not even close to what’s got the military so hot and bothered about this thing’s capabilities. Hambling asserts that Boeing’s ATL “will allow Special Forces to strike with maximum precision, from long distances—without being blamed from the attacks. ‘Plausible deniability’ is how the presentation put it.”

Or, in simpler terms, the ATL can carry out covert assassinations with zero accountability. Cause of death, forensically speaking? Struck by lightning.

alkemical
09-08-2009, 11:13 AM
I've been testing the google reader and twitter, i also have a blog page as well.

I'm working at streamlining these things, but have any of you guys/gals tested these things out? Do you like them, what would you like better?

Eventually i want to get the google reader piped into a regular web page, which updates twitter, facebook and myspace -

also, any of you mobile users - have you tested anything out?

alkemical
09-09-2009, 07:49 AM
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alkemical
09-11-2009, 09:23 AM
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2009m9d9-Two-whistleblowers-independently-report-teleporting-to-Mars-and-meeting-Martian-extraterrestrials

Two whistleblowers independently report teleporting to Mars and meeting Martian extraterrestrials

Two whistleblowers, both formerly involved in secret research and development projects undertaken by US defense agencies, have independently verified their secret teleportation to US bases on Mars, and to meeting intelligent Martian extraterrestrial life. Their accounts are now available on the Internet, and can be seen below in this article.

One of the whistleblowers, Arthur Neumann, is a former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA), who until recently referred to himself as Henry Deacon for fear of retaliation by the NSA.

On July 25, 2009, at the European Exopolitics Congress in Barcelona, Mr. Neumann publicly stated, “There is life on Mars. There are bases on Mars. I have been there.” The following day, Mr. Neumann participated in Futuretalk, a Project Camelot documentary interview, in which he provided details of his teleporting to a base on Mars and participating in a one-hour NSA project meeting, which was also attended by representatives of an intelligent civilization that lives in cities under the surface of Mars.

The other whistleblower, lawyer Andrew D. Basiago, is a former child participant in a secret time travel project launched by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In a six-hour interview released August 31, 2009, Mr. Basiago “relates his experiences in DARPA’s Project Pegasus during the period 1969 to 1972, and describes probes to past and future events that he took via teleportation and chronovision during the early days of time-space exploration by the US government. “He [Mr. Basiago] confirms that the United States has been teleporting individuals to Mars for decades and recounts the awe-inspiring and terrifying trips that he took to Mars in 1981 after he was tapped to go there because he had teleported as a child participant in Project Pegasus.”

Mr. Basiago has also publicly confirmed that in 1970, in the company of his late father, Raymond F. Basiago, an engineer for The Ralph M. Parsons Company who worked on classified aerospace projects, he met three Martian astronauts at the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Company facility in Wood Ridge, New Jersey while the Martians were there on a liaison mission to Earth and meeting with US defense-technical personnel.

TailgateNut
09-11-2009, 09:27 AM
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2009m9d9-Two-whistleblowers-independently-report-teleporting-to-Mars-and-meeting-Martian-extraterrestrials

Two whistleblowers independently report teleporting to Mars and meeting Martian extraterrestrials

Two whistleblowers, both formerly involved in secret research and development projects undertaken by US defense agencies, have independently verified their secret teleportation to US bases on Mars, and to meeting intelligent Martian extraterrestrial life. Their accounts are now available on the Internet, and can be seen below in this article.

One of the whistleblowers, Arthur Neumann, is a former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA), who until recently referred to himself as Henry Deacon for fear of retaliation by the NSA.

On July 25, 2009, at the European Exopolitics Congress in Barcelona, Mr. Neumann publicly stated, “There is life on Mars. There are bases on Mars. I have been there.” The following day, Mr. Neumann participated in Futuretalk, a Project Camelot documentary interview, in which he provided details of his teleporting to a base on Mars and participating in a one-hour NSA project meeting, which was also attended by representatives of an intelligent civilization that lives in cities under the surface of Mars.

The other whistleblower, lawyer Andrew D. Basiago, is a former child participant in a secret time travel project launched by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In a six-hour interview released August 31, 2009, Mr. Basiago “relates his experiences in DARPA’s Project Pegasus during the period 1969 to 1972, and describes probes to past and future events that he took via teleportation and chronovision during the early days of time-space exploration by the US government. “He [Mr. Basiago] confirms that the United States has been teleporting individuals to Mars for decades and recounts the awe-inspiring and terrifying trips that he took to Mars in 1981 after he was tapped to go there because he had teleported as a child participant in Project Pegasus.”

Mr. Basiago has also publicly confirmed that in 1970, in the company of his late father, Raymond F. Basiago, an engineer for The Ralph M. Parsons Company who worked on classified aerospace projects, he met three Martian astronauts at the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Company facility in Wood Ridge, New Jersey while the Martians were there on a liaison mission to Earth and meeting with US defense-technical personnel.

:spit:


Too many Mind Erasers.

Punisher
09-11-2009, 09:28 AM
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2009m9d9-Two-whistleblowers-independently-report-teleporting-to-Mars-and-meeting-Martian-extraterrestrials

Two whistleblowers independently report teleporting to Mars and meeting Martian extraterrestrials

Two whistleblowers, both formerly involved in secret research and development projects undertaken by US defense agencies, have independently verified their secret teleportation to US bases on Mars, and to meeting intelligent Martian extraterrestrial life. Their accounts are now available on the Internet, and can be seen below in this article.

One of the whistleblowers, Arthur Neumann, is a former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA), who until recently referred to himself as Henry Deacon for fear of retaliation by the NSA.

On July 25, 2009, at the European Exopolitics Congress in Barcelona, Mr. Neumann publicly stated, “There is life on Mars. There are bases on Mars. I have been there.” The following day, Mr. Neumann participated in Futuretalk, a Project Camelot documentary interview, in which he provided details of his teleporting to a base on Mars and participating in a one-hour NSA project meeting, which was also attended by representatives of an intelligent civilization that lives in cities under the surface of Mars.

The other whistleblower, lawyer Andrew D. Basiago, is a former child participant in a secret time travel project launched by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In a six-hour interview released August 31, 2009, Mr. Basiago “relates his experiences in DARPA’s Project Pegasus during the period 1969 to 1972, and describes probes to past and future events that he took via teleportation and chronovision during the early days of time-space exploration by the US government. “He [Mr. Basiago] confirms that the United States has been teleporting individuals to Mars for decades and recounts the awe-inspiring and terrifying trips that he took to Mars in 1981 after he was tapped to go there because he had teleported as a child participant in Project Pegasus.”

Mr. Basiago has also publicly confirmed that in 1970, in the company of his late father, Raymond F. Basiago, an engineer for The Ralph M. Parsons Company who worked on classified aerospace projects, he met three Martian astronauts at the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Company facility in Wood Ridge, New Jersey while the Martians were there on a liaison mission to Earth and meeting with US defense-technical personnel.

I don't believe this not even one bit...

alkemical
09-11-2009, 09:32 AM
none the less, it's an awesome read.

Punisher
09-11-2009, 09:47 AM
none the less, it's an awesome read.

You ever heard of the time traveler john titor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor

alkemical
09-11-2009, 09:56 AM
You ever heard of the time traveler john titor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Titor

yep.

also richard c hoagland always talks about the structures on cydonia - so i found the orignal story in context interesting.

Rohirrim
09-11-2009, 11:19 AM
I don't believe this not even one bit...

I don't see why not. They provided photographic evidence of one of the Martians:

http://cdn.bleacherreport.com/images_root/image_pictures/0058/4948/john_clayton_feature.jpg

alkemical
09-11-2009, 11:52 AM
http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2009/09/cdc-updates-morgellons-disease.html

CDC Updates Morgellons Disease Information Page

gyldenlove
09-11-2009, 01:18 PM
yep.

also richard c hoagland always talks about the structures on cydonia - so i found the orignal story in context interesting.

Hoagland is a piece of cheese, I just finished the book that whatshisface always talks about and boy what a waste of time. The man has little or no knowledge of physics or imaging theory, the evidence presented in his book is pathetic at best and it is no surprise that it hasn't been published in a scientific magazine.

gyldenlove
09-11-2009, 01:22 PM
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2009m9d9-Two-whistleblowers-independently-report-teleporting-to-Mars-and-meeting-Martian-extraterrestrials

Two whistleblowers independently report teleporting to Mars and meeting Martian extraterrestrials

Two whistleblowers, both formerly involved in secret research and development projects undertaken by US defense agencies, have independently verified their secret teleportation to US bases on Mars, and to meeting intelligent Martian extraterrestrial life. Their accounts are now available on the Internet, and can be seen below in this article.

One of the whistleblowers, Arthur Neumann, is a former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA), who until recently referred to himself as Henry Deacon for fear of retaliation by the NSA.

On July 25, 2009, at the European Exopolitics Congress in Barcelona, Mr. Neumann publicly stated, “There is life on Mars. There are bases on Mars. I have been there.” The following day, Mr. Neumann participated in Futuretalk, a Project Camelot documentary interview, in which he provided details of his teleporting to a base on Mars and participating in a one-hour NSA project meeting, which was also attended by representatives of an intelligent civilization that lives in cities under the surface of Mars.

The other whistleblower, lawyer Andrew D. Basiago, is a former child participant in a secret time travel project launched by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In a six-hour interview released August 31, 2009, Mr. Basiago “relates his experiences in DARPA’s Project Pegasus during the period 1969 to 1972, and describes probes to past and future events that he took via teleportation and chronovision during the early days of time-space exploration by the US government. “He [Mr. Basiago] confirms that the United States has been teleporting individuals to Mars for decades and recounts the awe-inspiring and terrifying trips that he took to Mars in 1981 after he was tapped to go there because he had teleported as a child participant in Project Pegasus.”

Mr. Basiago has also publicly confirmed that in 1970, in the company of his late father, Raymond F. Basiago, an engineer for The Ralph M. Parsons Company who worked on classified aerospace projects, he met three Martian astronauts at the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Company facility in Wood Ridge, New Jersey while the Martians were there on a liaison mission to Earth and meeting with US defense-technical personnel.

Am I the only one who thinks there is a much greater probability that these two were paid to make outrageous claims to make the conspiracy people look crazy than that their claims are actually true?

Hogan11
09-12-2009, 09:27 AM
Full body apparition captured at Gettysburg (on the right hand side)......real or not?

http://shadowboxent.brinkster.net/gburgapparitionanigiffinal.gif

http://joshuapwarren.com/

Rohirrim
09-12-2009, 11:13 AM
Full body apparition captured at Gettysburg (on the right hand side)......real or not?

http://shadowboxent.brinkster.net/gburgapparitionanigiffinal.gif

http://joshuapwarren.com/

Flashlight covers one guy, but not the other guy, filmed through a night vision device?

alkemical
09-14-2009, 07:44 AM
I'd like to see "more" of the footage

alkemical
09-18-2009, 07:39 AM
http://15.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kq4nrfTWUX1qzq52eo1_500.jpg

The Lone Bolt
09-19-2009, 10:44 PM
Remains of strange creature found in Panama.

<script src="http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/js/2.0/video/evp/module.js?loc=dom&vid=/video/tech/2009/09/18/sot.panama.mystery.creature.cnn" type="text/javascript"></script><noscript>Embedded video from <a href="http://www.cnn.com/video">CNN Video</a></noscript>

alkemical
09-21-2009, 07:02 AM
I had that up on my twitter & google reader pages...

Do you guys know the legend of the gollum?

They are beings created out of clay and they have no souls.

TheReverend
09-21-2009, 07:21 AM
I was watching a History channel special last night about the Templars fleeing to the US and about a Runestone detailing their arrival dated to 1396 found on a farm in Minnesota, but I fell asleep.

Got any background on that while I consult google?

TheReverend
09-21-2009, 07:22 AM
Am I the only one who thinks there is a much greater probability that these two were paid to make outrageous claims to make the conspiracy people look crazy than that their claims are actually true?

Definitely. In 1981 we couldn't even make a half-decent computer but we could beam people to established bases on Mars?

lulz

gyldenlove
09-21-2009, 06:25 PM
I had that up on my twitter & google reader pages...

Do you guys know the legend of the gollum?

They are beings created out of clay and they have no souls.

The Golem? I think its an eastern European jewish myth originally, but I may be wrong on that one.

Am I entirely wrong if I say they are made from clay, have the heart of a dead man and an woken with some incantation and controlled by the holder of a talisman that is used to wake the golem.

alkemical
09-22-2009, 06:36 AM
The Golem? I think its an eastern European jewish myth originally, but I may be wrong on that one.

Am I entirely wrong if I say they are made from clay, have the heart of a dead man and an woken with some incantation and controlled by the holder of a talisman that is used to wake the golem.

Indeed. Even the chinese have this same legend.

alkemical
09-22-2009, 12:37 PM
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alkemical
09-28-2009, 10:46 AM
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/09/the-dna-mystery-scientists-baffled-by-telepathic-abilities.html

DNA has been found to have a bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn't be able to. Explanation: None, at least not yet.

Scientists are reporting evidence that contrary to our current beliefs about what is possible, intact double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance. Somehow they are able to identify one another, and the tiny bits of genetic material tend to congregate with similar DNA. The recognition of similar sequences in DNA’s chemical subunits, occurs in a way unrecognized by science. There is no known reason why the DNA is able to combine the way it does, and from a current theoretical standpoint this feat should be chemically impossible.

Even so, research published in ACS’ Journal of Physical Chemistry B, shows very clearly that homology recognition between sequences of several hundred nucleotides occurs without physical contact or presence of proteins. Double helixes of DNA can recognize matching molecules from a distance and then gather together, all seemingly without help from any other molecules or chemical signals.

In the study, scientists observed the behavior of fluorescently tagged DNA strands placed in water that contained no proteins or other material that could interfere with the experiment. Strands with identical nucleotide sequences were about twice as likely to gather together as DNA strands with different sequences. No one knows how individual DNA strands could possibly be communicating in this way, yet somehow they do. The “telepathic” effect is a source of wonder and amazement for scientists.

“Amazingly, the forces responsible for the sequence recognition can reach across more than one nanometer of water separating the surfaces of the nearest neighbor DNA,” said the authors Geoff S. Baldwin, Sergey Leikin, John M. Seddon, and Alexei A. Kornyshev and colleagues.

This recognition effect may help increase the accuracy and efficiency of the homologous recombination of genes, which is a process responsible for DNA repair, evolution, and genetic diversity. The new findings may also shed light on ways to avoid recombination errors, which are factors in cancer, aging, and other health issues.

Posted by Rebecca Sato.

SPfloppy
09-28-2009, 11:50 AM
Wow man 84 pages. I guess this makes you kind of a made guy in here

alkemical
09-28-2009, 12:02 PM
i'm transitioning over to other mediums, but now and then i find some cool stuff that i think belongs here.

alkemical
09-30-2009, 01:09 PM
http://cryptogon.com/?p=11350

Augmented Google Earth Gets Real-Time People, Cars, Clouds

Augmented Google Earth Gets Real-Time People, Cars, Clouds
September 30th, 2009

The surveillance side of this is the chickenfeed. There’s something far more sinister than the simple surveillance… an angle we haven’t heard about yet.

Tice never did tell his story to Congress about this different aspect of the program.

Well, my guess is that it has something to do with providing surveillance data for this SEAS World Sim thing, and that individual Americans are being watched and potentially targeted with it. Tice’s background seems to involve a lot of traditional electronic warfare, radar and ELINT stuff. Maybe Tice’s deal involved the collection of the mobile phone GPS and/or triangulation data which would provide realtime spacial/geographic data to the SEAS system. In other words, SEAS sees you. They could bring up a map of a city and plot your path based on the information that your phone is exchanging with the mobile network.

—Synthetic Environments for Analysis and Simulation

Via: Popular Science:

Researchers from Georgia Tech have devised methods to take real-time, real-world information and layer it onto Google Earth, adding dynamic information to the previously sterile Googlescape.

They use live video feeds (sometimes from many angles) to find the position and motion of various objects, which they then combine with behavioral simulations to produce real-time animations for Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth.

They use motion capture data to help their animated humans move realistically, and were able to extrapolate cars’ motion throughout an entire stretch of road from just a few spotty camera angles.

From their video of an augmented virtual Earth, you can see if the pickup soccer game in the park is short a player, how traffic is on the highway, and how fast the wind is blowing the clouds across the sky.

Up next, they say they want to add weather, birds, and motion in rivers.

They will present their paper at the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality next month, but you can read a draft PDF here.

Research Credit: JB

alkemical
09-30-2009, 01:13 PM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17884

Computer detects abuse before doctors

Computer detects abuse before doctors

* 13:25 30 September 2009 by Ewen Callaway
* For similar stories, visit the Crime and Forensics Topic Guide

Victims of domestic abuse can hide the truth from doctors, but they leave clues in their medical records that a computer program has now learned to follow.

The program could save lives by acting as an early warning system for domestic violence, flagging up possible cases of abuse to doctors months or even years before they would otherwise be detected.

"You are potentially able to detect high abuse risk years ahead of time: you don't wait for a very bad thing to happen," says Ben Reis at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, who led the new study.

Though domestic abuse occurs in up to 16 per cent of US couples every year, it's notoriously difficult for doctors and nurses to spot, Reis says. Victims and abusers frequently make excuses for emergency room visits – saying that an injury caused by a partner's assault was due to a fall, for instance. Studies have shown that some go so far as to visit different hospitals to avoid a pattern of injuries getting noticed.

Doctors are trained – or required, in some hospitals – to be on the lookout for domestic violence, but isolated emergency room visits make it difficult for them to spot patterns that could be a sign of domestic violence.

kappys
10-01-2009, 11:38 PM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17884

Computer detects abuse before doctors

Computer detects abuse before doctors

* 13:25 30 September 2009 by Ewen Callaway
* For similar stories, visit the Crime and Forensics Topic Guide

Victims of domestic abuse can hide the truth from doctors, but they leave clues in their medical records that a computer program has now learned to follow.

The program could save lives by acting as an early warning system for domestic violence, flagging up possible cases of abuse to doctors months or even years before they would otherwise be detected.

"You are potentially able to detect high abuse risk years ahead of time: you don't wait for a very bad thing to happen," says Ben Reis at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, who led the new study.

Though domestic abuse occurs in up to 16 per cent of US couples every year, it's notoriously difficult for doctors and nurses to spot, Reis says. Victims and abusers frequently make excuses for emergency room visits – saying that an injury caused by a partner's assault was due to a fall, for instance. Studies have shown that some go so far as to visit different hospitals to avoid a pattern of injuries getting noticed.

Doctors are trained – or required, in some hospitals – to be on the lookout for domestic violence, but isolated emergency room visits make it difficult for them to spot patterns that could be a sign of domestic violence.

Not surprising. Isolated incidents which for the most part represent minor trauma are easy to make up stories for. In most of those cases Docs don't go back and look at previous visits since these aren't complicated medical patients with multiple problems but usually something more obvious like a broken bone that needs splinted.

The key though would be to get a universal health care record for all hospitals in some or another form.

alkemical
10-02-2009, 12:52 PM
http://mutateweb.com/archives/2009/10/01/nanotechnology-self-assembly-of-building-blocks-of-dna-can-now-be-easily-controlled/

Nanotechnology: Self-assembly Of Building Blocks Of DNA Can Now Be Easily Controlled

alkemical
10-02-2009, 12:57 PM
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alkemical
10-16-2009, 07:39 AM
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alkemical
10-23-2009, 01:06 PM
"Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture?"
-David Bohm

alkemical
11-02-2009, 10:20 AM
I'm about to "retire" from the mane.

For those of you whom are interested, i can let you know where to find me - and where the news articles are going.

Thanks all.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/79/265152959_f995e03b12.jpg

alkemical
11-26-2010, 08:57 AM
http://www.disinfo.com/2010/11/engineer-invents-underwear-to-protect-privacy-at-airport/

Engineer Invents Underwear To Protect Privacy At Airport

If it’s easy enough for an engineer to manufacture underwear to maintain some privacy when going through the body scanners, how long before people wear entire outfits like this rendering the scans useless. The New York Daily News reports:

While holiday travelers may not get through this week without a Transportation Security Administration agent touching their junk, a man in Colorado has a new invention he says will prevent anyone from looking at it.

Jeff Buske has created a special kind of underwear with strategically placed fig-leaf designs he says will shield TSA scanners from viewing fliers’ private parts and keep travelers safe from radiation emitted from the notorious “backscatter” x-ray machines.

Buske, an engineer, said his briefs, bras and inserts, which he’s marketing under the name Rocky Top Gear, use a special metal that protects people’s privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.
“The object is…to protect the public, educate people and ultimately see these X-ray machines put in the Dumpster,” Buske told CBS4 Denver.

[Continues at NY Daily News]

TailgateNut
11-26-2010, 10:26 AM
I'm about to "retire" from the mane.

For those of you whom are interested, i can let you know where to find me - and where the news articles are going.

Thanks all.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/79/265152959_f995e03b12.jpg

Hmmmmmm?!?

cutthemdown
11-26-2010, 10:57 AM
http://www.disinfo.com/2010/11/engineer-invents-underwear-to-protect-privacy-at-airport/

Engineer Invents Underwear To Protect Privacy At Airport

If it’s easy enough for an engineer to manufacture underwear to maintain some privacy when going through the body scanners, how long before people wear entire outfits like this rendering the scans useless. The New York Daily News reports:

While holiday travelers may not get through this week without a Transportation Security Administration agent touching their junk, a man in Colorado has a new invention he says will prevent anyone from looking at it.

Jeff Buske has created a special kind of underwear with strategically placed fig-leaf designs he says will shield TSA scanners from viewing fliers’ private parts and keep travelers safe from radiation emitted from the notorious “backscatter” x-ray machines.

Buske, an engineer, said his briefs, bras and inserts, which he’s marketing under the name Rocky Top Gear, use a special metal that protects people’s privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.
“The object is…to protect the public, educate people and ultimately see these X-ray machines put in the Dumpster,” Buske told CBS4 Denver.

[Continues at NY Daily News]

fine wear that and I bet they jut make you strip them off or you don't fly.

cutthemdown
11-26-2010, 10:58 AM
Or they would say fine you have to be groped if you underwear block part of the scan.

BroncsRule
11-27-2010, 08:26 AM
Welcome back Aames!

theAPAOps5
11-27-2010, 08:48 AM
http://www.disinfo.com/2010/11/engineer-invents-underwear-to-protect-privacy-at-airport/

Engineer Invents Underwear To Protect Privacy At Airport

If it’s easy enough for an engineer to manufacture underwear to maintain some privacy when going through the body scanners, how long before people wear entire outfits like this rendering the scans useless. The New York Daily News reports:

While holiday travelers may not get through this week without a Transportation Security Administration agent touching their junk, a man in Colorado has a new invention he says will prevent anyone from looking at it.

Jeff Buske has created a special kind of underwear with strategically placed fig-leaf designs he says will shield TSA scanners from viewing fliers’ private parts and keep travelers safe from radiation emitted from the notorious “backscatter” x-ray machines.

Buske, an engineer, said his briefs, bras and inserts, which he’s marketing under the name Rocky Top Gear, use a special metal that protects people’s privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings.
“The object is…to protect the public, educate people and ultimately see these X-ray machines put in the Dumpster,” Buske told CBS4 Denver.

[Continues at NY Daily News]

So are you back from your hiatus, refreshed and ready to post crazy stories again? Or is this temporary?

randomtask
11-27-2010, 03:15 PM
If it's alright I'd like to post some articles in here from time to time. These articles are a little old, but are still very interesting nonetheless.
http://www.livescience.com/technology/041112_slow_light.html

Technology
Light Packets Slow to Jet Speed
By Michael Schirber, LiveScience Staff Writer
posted: 12 November, 2004 6:30 a.m. ET

The speed limit for light is 186,000 miles per second, but that doesn't mean it can't travel slower than that. Light moves through glass at about 60 percent of its maximum.

By bundling up light waves into special packets, physicists have proposed a stable way to slow light signals to one-millionth of the speed limit, which is about as fast as a jet aircraft.

Light has been made to go slower than this, even made to stand still. But most light packets will lose their shape when their speed is decreased -- a fact that hurts their application in the telecommunication industry.

The new packets, however, belong to a type of wave pattern, called a soliton, which has a robust shape that does not easily decay.

"Solitons were discovered in the 1800s as water waves that propagate without losing their height for miles and miles," said Lu Deng of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Optical solitons generally are light waves that travel close to the speed of light. But Deng and his colleague, Ying Wu, have devised a way to make optical solitons that travel much slower, giving them more applicability in data transfer applications.

Currently, when an optical signal traveling down a fiber needs to be routed, it is converted to an electrical signal, so that it can be stored in a buffer, while the address is read. Once its destination is known, the signal is converted from electrical back to optical and sent on its way.

But Deng said that these conversions waste resources. It would be favorable to instead simply slow down the main signal while the address is read.

This is possible in tiny cells filled with gas atoms. By shining a laser into the cell, the speed of light can be tuned to whatever the researcher wants.

The problem, though, with these cells, or "optical buffers" as they are called, is that slowing down a wave can cause it to break up -- thereby losing the signal you are trying to send.

"People have been working for years on an optical buffer," Deng said. "Unfortunately, they all have significant loss and terrible distortion."

Deng compared the signal to an ice cream scoop sliding along a table. If it moves too slowly, the ice cream melts before it arrives at its destination.

But if the signal can be converted into a soliton it should maintain its shape. Deng and Wu have shown, in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters, how this soliton transformation can be done theoretically. They are now gearing up to prove their calculations in an experiment.

Continuing with the ice cream analogy, Deng said that a slow-moving soliton wave would be like a scoop with a metal shield.

"Analogies are never perfect," he admitted. "The point is that [the non-soliton] degrades, but the soliton does not."

randomtask
11-27-2010, 03:18 PM
And it's companion article...
http://www.livescience.com/technology/060518_light_backward.html

Technology
Light Travels Backward and Faster than Light
By Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Managing Editor
posted: 18 May 2006 12:51 pm ET

It sounds nuts, but a scientist says his team has made light go backward. And this is not a simple trick of mirrors.

Previous work has slowed light to a crawl. But in the new research, a pulse of light is given a negative speed and—as if just to make your head spin—the researcher says the experiment made light appear to exceed its theoretical speed limit.

If you totally confused, don't worry. This reporter doesn't get it either. Nor do a lot of really smart scientists.

"I've had some of the world's experts scratching their heads over this one," says Robert Boyd, a professor of optics at the University of Rochester. "It's weird stuff."

The research was reported in the May 12 issue of the journal Science. Though not normally stated in news reports, Science is a peer-reviewed journal. That means some experts read Boyd's paper and said it was good to publish.

That said, nobody would blame you if you stop here. Otherwise, grab a couple aspirin, have a look at depictions of the experiment in this graphic or this animation, and read on.

We're going to let Boyd do the explaining. And this next sentence is the crux of it all:

"We sent a pulse through an optical fiber, and before its peak even entered the fiber, it was exiting the other end. Through experiments we were able to see that the pulse inside the fiber was actually moving backward, linking the input and output pulses."

"The pulse of light is shaped like a hump with a peak and long leading and trailing edges. The leading edge carries with it all the information about the pulse and enters the fiber first. By the time the peak enters the fiber, the leading edge is already well ahead, exiting. From the information in that leading edge, the fiber essentially 'reconstructs' the pulse at the far end, sending one version out the fiber, and another backward toward the beginning of the fiber."

Faster than light

Let's put that another way, verbatim from a statement issued by the University of Rochester:

"As the pulse enters the material, a second pulse appears on the far end of the fiber and flows backward. The reversed pulse not only propagates backward, but it releases a forward pulse out the far end of the fiber. In this way, the pulse that enters the front of the fiber appears out the end almost instantly, apparently traveling faster than the regular speed of light."

What about Einstein, who said nothing can exceed light-speed?

"Einstein said information can't travel faster than light, and in this case, as with all fast-light experiments, no information is truly moving faster than light," Boyd said.

A spokesperson at the university's communications department added this: "Everything that defines the pulse that enters, also defines the pulse that exits. But the energy of the light does not travel faster than light."

snowspot66
11-27-2010, 03:24 PM
Yeah....it's time to start funneling cash into solar power beyond the token amounts we currently do.

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That's the energy in maybe three square meters of sunlight if the guys sun bather situation was correct.

We should have closed system steam plants all over the deserts.

Odysseus
11-28-2010, 11:30 PM
[QUOTE=amesj523;2627747]I'm about to "retire" from the mane.

For those of you whom are interested, i can let you know where to find me - and where the news articles are going.

Thanks all.

Don't retire from the Mane. Thanks. That is all. (Don't be a quitter!)

Rohirrim
11-30-2010, 08:22 AM
Yeah....it's time to start funneling cash into solar power beyond the token amounts we currently do.

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That's the energy in maybe three square meters of sunlight if the guys sun bather situation was correct.

We should have closed system steam plants all over the deserts.

The desert is a beautiful place. I used to go out there all the time. It would be a shame to litter it with technology.

baja
12-28-2010, 01:49 PM
best thread ever

alkemical
01-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Thanks!

Odysseus
01-12-2011, 12:21 AM
I had that up on my twitter & google reader pages...

Do you guys know the legend of the gollum?

They are beings created out of clay and they have no souls.

I think one of my brother in laws is a Gollum. I don't know. Just saying...

Odysseus
01-12-2011, 12:26 AM
best thread ever

Most people on this board fall into basic categories.

1. Funny / Informative
2. Retarded / Funny
3. Retarded / no really!
4. Retarded / What do you mean!?
5. Retarded / Crazy
6. Retarded / General retardation
7. Retarded / Captain OBVIOUS!

I am pretty sure I am either 6 and sometimes a 2. I am rarely a 1. Your posts are almost always food for thought agree or disagree good stuff.

You are appreciated here even by the ones who don't say they read your stuff. Think about it. 10 years from now when there brain stem actually catches a spark it might be one of your posts that actually created the connection!

Who knew!

Maybe we should have a category for Politics Board Jeebus. Save us JEEBUS!

alkemical
01-12-2011, 06:22 AM
Where the White Stag Runs - Boundary and Transformation in Deer Myths, Legends, and Song (http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrstag.html)s - by Ari Berk


Down from the houses of magic,
Down from the houses of magic,
Blow the winds, and from my antlers
And my ears they stronger gather.

Over there I ran trembling,
Over there I ran trembling,
For bows and arrows pursued me.
Many bows were on my trail.

—Black Tailed Deer Song, Pima


This is a good read on the Deer mythology. Read then when sipping on jagr in a rocks class with some ice....

Then go dance and run in the light of the moon. ;)

alkemical
01-12-2011, 06:54 AM
Good Morning Americans;

I wanted to address you this morning with the aim of driving progress towards a goal. This goal isn't "my" goal, but should be our goal. I need your help though in trying to get us to where we need to be.

There is going to be pain in reaching this goal. We are going to have to work for it, and sacrifice for it. We need to hold ourselves accountable, first and foremost.

This goal involves us evolving past the current state of affairs in which we find ourselves in presently. Through my own growth, I have moved through out different point of views, as well as looking at the world through others' eyes.

This is a time for work. Not relating to your job specifically, as this relates to the core items we need to start undertaking if we want to ensure our future. We need to grow up, and move out of the adolescence and selfishness we have grown accustomed to. Currently we seem to be in a state like teenagers. We have grown used to things as they are, but we aren't prepared for what is coming next.

We need to prepare ourselves for these next 30 years. This isn't about buying gold and silver...But it is about reclaiming responsibility and freedom.

This starts and the individual level. For those of you whom are very scared and worried for varied reasons: Crime, Terror, Economics, etc. I offer you no promises that events will be "peachy" and the world will be "awesome".

As stated over the next 30 years, there is a lot of work to be done. I want you to do things based out good intention. Don't be reactionary and do things about of fear or panic.

Fear and panic is part of the problem. Do things out of different intentions. For example:

With rising food costs, concerns over GMO, general economic conditions; many people are turning to farming and gardening. Everything from growing food in their gardens, to the urbanAG movement going on in cities and suburbia. Those embracing hydroponics for reasons beyond the typical stereotype.

If enough people grow their own food, the impact of the food "crisis" won't be nearly as severe. In some ways, what i'm advocating is that we do things that may seem the opposite of our conditioning: Hoarding, panic, disorder.

With all of this talk, speculation, commercialization of 2012 many people are looking for a magical solution to the problems of today. those people will become further disillusioned, as we have seen with the hopes and dreams that people have pegged onto political elections.

I find hope to be one of the evils in Pandora's box. This is where I decided to write you a letter:

One thing I've learned is that the future takes root in the present. What are you doing right now, today to make tomorrow better? What are you doing right now today, to get to where you want to be?

This is where it's time to go to work. This is where it's time to stop bitching, moaning, blaming, and theiving. This is the time to stop being petty and to be adult. This is the time where we have to work to achieve the goals of putting us on the track of where we need to be.

If this means that we stop participating in the systems that have failed us, and create new systems to compete and possibly replace the failing ones - then we need to work today, and tomorrow, and the day after. You can't put 15 minutes into something and expect results.

Our short attention spans, our envy, our inflated sense of satisfaction for minimal effort will not cut it.

I'm engaged in setting up an expansive network of local growers, expanding the number of growers, and getting local business involved in purchasing localAG.

In addition, i'm working on getting a local currency launched in my area. I view this as a way to help stabilize a local economy, and helps keep things fluid in the local ecology.

I feel, as difficult as it maybe to suggest - and with the amount of time that has been spent on "language", and "rhetoric" in the past few days - that we all change our language. Language is more powerful than you may realize. If you change the words you use each day, the words you consume each day - the world will become different.

I urge you to expand your boundries of thought in reaching out to people with different ideas and finding ways to work together. You don't have to agree, that's the point and intention. The goal is to be proficient in your own mindshare to work with people and ideas that aren't the normal for you.

All of this takes work. If you are really serious about changing things, it starts with you - each day - everyday - to get yourself where you want to be. If you focus on going to work, and accomplishing these goals - as well as your neighbor, and my neighbor - eventually the changes will come to a position where we won't be participating in obligations that are currently failing us.

I'm going to work today: I have a business plan to write up, I have a few calls scheduled after work - and i'm installing an indoor garden for a client of mine who has his lettuces, tomatoes, peppers lined up for his pizza shop.

In addition, i'm also changing words I've used and focusing on empowering people each day to realize that most of the shackles are imaginary.

Thanks for your time...

Now it's time to get back to work.

alkemical
01-12-2011, 12:54 PM
http://www.gizmag.com/superstrong-metallic-glass-developed/17557/

Superstrong metallic glass developed

By Jude Garvey

21:03 January 11, 2011


The team from the Berkeley Lab and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) created a pure glass material with a unique chemical composition that when placed under pressure, makes the glass form multiple shear bands rather than developing a crack. This property makes it much more damage-tolerant than other metallic glass.

Robert Ritchie, a materials scientist who led the Berkeley contribution to the research, said, “These results mark the first use of a new strategy for metallic glass fabrication and we believe we can use it to make glass that will be even stronger and more tough,”

“Because of the high bulk-to-shear modulus ratio of palladium-containing material, the energy needed to form shear bands is much lower than the energy required to turn these shear bands into cracks,” Ritchie said, “The result is that glass undergoes extensive plasticity in response to stress, allowing it to bend rather than crack.”

Initially, the Berkeley-Caltech collaboration made a metallic glass where the propagation of cracks was blocked by micro-structural barriers. This new work produced a glass that increased plasticity ahead of an opening crack, through the addition of palladium. The initial samples of the glass were microalloys of palladium with phosphorous, silicon and germanium, this yielded glass rods that were about one millimeter in diameter. By adding silver the researchers were able to expand the thickness of the rods to six millimeters.

“The rule of thumb is that to make a metallic glass we need to have at least five elements so that when we quench the material, it doesn’t know what crystal structure to form and defaults to amorphous,” Ritchie said.

alkemical
01-12-2011, 01:43 PM
Can Vertical Farming Scale? (http://technoccult.net/archives/2010/12/23/vertical-farming/)

The barge used one-tenth as much water as a comparable field farm. There was no agricultural run-off, and chemical pesticides were replaced with natural predators such as ladybirds. Operating all year round, the barge could grow 20 times more than could have been produced by a field of the same size, says Dr Caplow.

Solar panels and wind turbines on the barge meant that it could produce food with near-zero net carbon emissions. But the greenhouses on the barge were only one story high, so there was not much need for artificial lighting. As soon as you start trying to stack greenhouses on top of each other you run into problems, says Dr Caplow. Based on his experience with the Science Barge, he has devised a rule of thumb: generating enough electricity using solar panels requires an area about 20 times larger than the area being illuminated. For a skyscraper-sized hydroponic farm, that is clearly impractical. Vertical farming will work only if it makes use of natural light, Dr Caplow concludes.

One idea, developed by Valcent, a vertical-farming firm based in Texas, Vancouver and Cornwall, is to use vertically stacked hydroponic trays that move on rails, to ensure that all plants get an even amount of sunlight. The company already has a 100-square-metre working prototype at Paignton Zoo in Devon, producing rapid-cycle leaf vegetable crops, such as lettuce, for the zoo’s animals. The VerticCrop system ensures an even distribution of light and air flow, says Dan Caiger-Smith of Valcent. Using energy equivalent to running a desktop computer for ten hours a day it can produce 500,000 lettuces a year, he says. Growing the same crop in fields would require seven times more energy and up to 20 times more land and water.

But VertiCrop uses multiple layers of stacked trays that operate within a single-storey greenhouse, where natural light enters from above, as well as from the sides. So although this boosts productivity, it doesn’t help with multi-storey vertical farms.

Via Technoccult


One idea, developed by Valcent, a vertical-farming firm based in Texas, Vancouver and Cornwall, is to use vertically stacked hydroponic trays that move on rails, to ensure that all plants get an even amount of sunlight. The company already has a 100-square-metre working prototype at Paignton Zoo in Devon, producing rapid-cycle leaf vegetable crops, such as lettuce, for the zoo’s animals. The VerticCrop system (pictured) ensures an even distribution of light and air flow, says Dan Caiger-Smith of Valcent. Using energy equivalent to running a desktop computer for ten hours a day it can produce 500,000 lettuces a year, he says. Growing the same crop in fields would require seven times more energy and up to 20 times more land and water.

But VertiCrop uses multiple layers of stacked trays that operate within a single-storey greenhouse, where natural light enters from above, as well as from the sides. So although this boosts productivity, it doesn’t help with multi-story vertical farms.

alkemical
01-12-2011, 01:49 PM
Scientist developing self-healing biorenewable polymers (http://www.gizmag.com/scientist-developing-self-healing-biorenewable-polymers/17551/)

Materials that can repair themselves are generally a good thing, as they increase the lifespan of products created from them, and reduce the need for maintenance. Biorenewable polymers are also pretty likable, as they reduce or even eliminate the need for petroleum products in plastic production, replacing them with plant-derived substances. Michael Kessler, an Iowa State University associate professor of materials science and engineering, and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, is now attempting to combine the two.

Self-healing materials generally incorporate microcapsules containing a liquid healing agent, and catalyst elements, which are embedded within the material’s matrix. As cracks form within the matrix, the microcapsules rupture, releasing the healing agent. As soon as that agent encounters the catalyst, it hardens into three-dimensional polymer chains, thus filling and securing the cracks. Such technology has been used not only to create self-healing plastics, but also self-healing concrete.

Since 2005, Kessler has been working with Iowa State’s Prof. Richard Larock on the development of biorenewable polymers made from vegetable oils. Larock is the inventor of a process wherein bioplastics can be created that consist of 40 to 80 percent inexpensive natural oils – these plastics reportedly have very good thermal and mechanical properties, are good at dampening noises and vibrations, and are also very good at returning to their original shape when heated.

Kessler is now trying to create self-healing versions of these same plastics.

One thing he has deduced so far is that a healing agent for a tung oil-based polymer works too fast. Kessler and his colleagues are now working on slowing down the reactive process of that agent, while also developing biopolymer-friendly encapsulating techniques, and bio-based healing agents.

The big challenge, he says, is to match the 90 percent healing efficiency of standard synthetic composites.

alkemical
01-12-2011, 01:52 PM
Key protein discovered that allows nerve cells to repair themselves (http://www.kurzweilai.net/key-protein-discovered-that-allows-nerve-cells-to-repair-themselves)

A team of scientists at Penn State University has discovered an unexpected process that is required for regeneration after severe neuron injury. The research will be published in the print edition of the scientific journal Current Biology on 21 December 2010.

The study might provide insights for future researchers who are developing drug therapies for patients with nerve disease or damage.

“We already know a lot about axons — the part of the nerve cell that is responsible for sending signals,” said Melissa Rolls, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. “However, dendrites — the receiving end of nerve cells — have always been quite mysterious.”

Unlike axons, which form large, easily recognizable bundles, dendrites are highly branched and often buried deep in the nervous system, so they have always been harder to visualize and to study.

However, Rolls and her team were able to get around these difficulties. They looked inside dendrites in vivo by using a simple model organism — the fruit fly — whose nerve cells are similar to human nerve cells. One of the first mysteries they tackled was the layout of microtubules.

alkemical
01-12-2011, 01:58 PM
http://www.disinfo.com/2011/01/cocaine-vaccine-could-make-drug-addiction-a-distant-memory/

ScarfaceInteresting find from Alasdair Wilkins on io9.com:

The first ever vaccine for drug addiction has just been created. By combining a cocaine-like molecule with part of the common cold virus, you get a vaccine that turns the immune system against cocaine, keeping it away from the brain.

So far, the vaccine has only been tested on mice, but the results are extraordinary. Mice given the vaccine no longer exhibited any of the hyperactive signs of a cocaine high when they were next given the drug.

The vaccine was created by taking just the part of the cold virus that alerts the body’s immune system to its presence, and then researchers connected the signalling mechanism to a more stable version of the cocaine molecule.

alkemical
01-12-2011, 02:05 PM
http://d3uwin5q170wpc.cloudfront.net/photo/65222_460.jpg

alkemical
01-12-2011, 02:08 PM
http://www.disinfo.com/2011/01/warning-all-640000-wikileaks-followers-now-subject-to-u-s-government-subpoena-of-twitter/

Warning: All 640,000+ @WikiLeaks Followers Now Subject to U.S. Government Subpoena Of Twitter

alkemical
01-12-2011, 02:16 PM
http://inhabitat.com/renewable-energy-now-neck-and-neck-with-nuclear-in-the-us/

Brit Liggett
Renewable Energy Now Neck and Neck with Nuclear in the US

New renewable energy projects are popping up left and right and we’re stoked to report that in 2010, the amount of green energy generation was finally on par with that of nuclear. According to data just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nuclear energy generation and renewable energy generation both accounted for approximately 11% of the United States’ entire power supply in the first nine months of 2010. What’s even better is that while nuclear power is floundering, renewable energy generation is on the rise.

alkemical
01-12-2011, 02:28 PM
http://bigthink.com/ideas/26513?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bigthink%2Fmain+%28Big+Think+ Main%29

Going Local to Break the Veil on Green Job Creation
Matthew C. Nisbet on January 11, 2011, 6:51 PM
Obamgreenjobsplant

At the Energy Innovation 2010 conference I attended last month, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Cathy Zoi said something that I found very interesting about Obama's economic stimulus package: "With 7,000 projects nationwide under management, the mystery of green jobs has dissipated... if we can communicate it effectively"

The conditional statement by the former head of Gore's We campaign signaled to me that the Administration recognized that more work was needed to not only sell the public on the benefits of the overall stimulus package, but specifically the energy innovation-related funding.

On this challenge, the White House could not have been happier with the front page spread at the Metro section of the opinion-leading Washington Post this past Saturday. Headlined "Obama gets a crystal clear-clear view of economic stimulus' effects," the article spotlights a trip that Obama made to suburban Maryland's Thompson Creek plant.

The family owned window manufacturer has benefited from booming sales, driven by Obama's tax credit for home energy improvements. The firm currently features 16 job openings on its Web site and has hired more than 80 people under a separate Obama incentive program that rewards employers who bring on people who have been laid off.

This type of localized communication strategy--communicating the regional benefits of a national program-- is what is needed more from the Administration. Only if there were more time to put Obama, Biden, and other Administration VIPs on the road.

The downside is that as I wrote last week, the revised tax breaks for home energy improvements, given their reduced financial returns, are not likely to generate nearly as much local news or public attention. With reduced financial stimulus will come reduced communication stimulus on the issue of energy efficiency.

Odysseus
01-12-2011, 08:24 PM
Wow man 84 pages. I guess this makes you kind of a made guy in here

This place is diaspora.

In the Catholicism this is purgatory a place that does not exist even in the bible.

Fear, ignorance, loathing and discontent live here.

This is that dumpster in back of a Seven 11 where the fellas hang out because it's all that they know.

The place is Zombieland where you get to be Bill Murray and play around too much, or you get to slaughter zombies, or you are the zombie you just don't know it. The Zombie kill of they day could be your favorite poster.

Who would want to be a made man here?

Odysseus
01-12-2011, 08:24 PM
http://www.disinfo.com/2011/01/warning-all-640000-wikileaks-followers-now-subject-to-u-s-government-subpoena-of-twitter/

Warning: All 640,000+ @WikiLeaks Followers Now Subject to U.S. Government Subpoena Of Twitter

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Odysseus
01-12-2011, 08:30 PM
Good Morning Americans;

I wanted to address you this morning with the aim of driving progress towards a goal. This goal isn't "my" goal, but should be our goal. I need your help though in trying to get us to where we need to be.

There is going to be pain in reaching this goal. We are going to have to work for it, and sacrifice for it. We need to hold ourselves accountable, first and foremost.

This goal involves us evolving past the current state of affairs in which we find ourselves in presently. Through my own growth, I have moved through out different point of views, as well as looking at the world through others' eyes.

This is a time for work. Not relating to your job specifically, as this relates to the core items we need to start undertaking if we want to ensure our future. We need to grow up, and move out of the adolescence and selfishness we have grown accustomed to. Currently we seem to be in a state like teenagers. We have grown used to things as they are, but we aren't prepared for what is coming next.

We need to prepare ourselves for these next 30 years. This isn't about buying gold and silver...But it is about reclaiming responsibility and freedom.

This starts and the individual level. For those of you whom are very scared and worried for varied reasons: Crime, Terror, Economics, etc. I offer you no promises that events will be "peachy" and the world will be "awesome".

As stated over the next 30 years, there is a lot of work to be done. I want you to do things based out good intention. Don't be reactionary and do things about of fear or panic.

Fear and panic is part of the problem. Do things out of different intentions. For example:

With rising food costs, concerns over GMO, general economic conditions; many people are turning to farming and gardening. Everything from growing food in their gardens, to the urbanAG movement going on in cities and suburbia. Those embracing hydroponics for reasons beyond the typical stereotype.

If enough people grow their own food, the impact of the food "crisis" won't be nearly as severe. In some ways, what i'm advocating is that we do things that may seem the opposite of our conditioning: Hoarding, panic, disorder.

With all of this talk, speculation, commercialization of 2012 many people are looking for a magical solution to the problems of today. those people will become further disillusioned, as we have seen with the hopes and dreams that people have pegged onto political elections.

I find hope to be one of the evils in Pandora's box. This is where I decided to write you a letter:

One thing I've learned is that the future takes root in the present. What are you doing right now, today to make tomorrow better? What are you doing right now today, to get to where you want to be?

This is where it's time to go to work. This is where it's time to stop b****ing, moaning, blaming, and theiving. This is the time to stop being petty and to be adult. This is the time where we have to work to achieve the goals of putting us on the track of where we need to be.

If this means that we stop participating in the systems that have failed us, and create new systems to compete and possibly replace the failing ones - then we need to work today, and tomorrow, and the day after. You can't put 15 minutes into something and expect results.

Our short attention spans, our envy, our inflated sense of satisfaction for minimal effort will not cut it.

I'm engaged in setting up an expansive network of local growers, expanding the number of growers, and getting local business involved in purchasing localAG.

In addition, i'm working on getting a local currency launched in my area. I view this as a way to help stabilize a local economy, and helps keep things fluid in the local ecology.

I feel, as difficult as it maybe to suggest - and with the amount of time that has been spent on "language", and "rhetoric" in the past few days - that we all change our language. Language is more powerful than you may realize. If you change the words you use each day, the words you consume each day - the world will become different.

I urge you to expand your boundries of thought in reaching out to people with different ideas and finding ways to work together. You don't have to agree, that's the point and intention. The goal is to be proficient in your own mindshare to work with people and ideas that aren't the normal for you.

All of this takes work. If you are really serious about changing things, it starts with you - each day - everyday - to get yourself where you want to be. If you focus on going to work, and accomplishing these goals - as well as your neighbor, and my neighbor - eventually the changes will come to a position where we won't be participating in obligations that are currently failing us.

I'm going to work today: I have a business plan to write up, I have a few calls scheduled after work - and i'm installing an indoor garden for a client of mine who has his lettuces, tomatoes, peppers lined up for his pizza shop.

In addition, i'm also changing words I've used and focusing on empowering people each day to realize that most of the shackles are imaginary.

Thanks for your time...

Now it's time to get back to work.

I wish there were more people who stood up and stopped the bull****.

baja
01-12-2011, 09:01 PM
Good Morning Americans;

I wanted to address you this morning with the aim of driving progress towards a goal. This goal isn't "my" goal, but should be our goal. I need your help though in trying to get us to where we need to be.

There is going to be pain in reaching this goal. We are going to have to work for it, and sacrifice for it. We need to hold ourselves accountable, first and foremost.

This goal involves us evolving past the current state of affairs in which we find ourselves in presently. Through my own growth, I have moved through out different point of views, as well as looking at the world through others' eyes.

This is a time for work. Not relating to your job specifically, as this relates to the core items we need to start undertaking if we want to ensure our future. We need to grow up, and move out of the adolescence and selfishness we have grown accustomed to. Currently we seem to be in a state like teenagers. We have grown used to things as they are, but we aren't prepared for what is coming next.

We need to prepare ourselves for these next 30 years. This isn't about buying gold and silver...But it is about reclaiming responsibility and freedom.

This starts and the individual level. For those of you whom are very scared and worried for varied reasons: Crime, Terror, Economics, etc. I offer you no promises that events will be "peachy" and the world will be "awesome".

As stated over the next 30 years, there is a lot of work to be done. I want you to do things based out good intention. Don't be reactionary and do things about of fear or panic.

Fear and panic is part of the problem. Do things out of different intentions. For example:

With rising food costs, concerns over GMO, general economic conditions; many people are turning to farming and gardening. Everything from growing food in their gardens, to the urbanAG movement going on in cities and suburbia. Those embracing hydroponics for reasons beyond the typical stereotype.

If enough people grow their own food, the impact of the food "crisis" won't be nearly as severe. In some ways, what i'm advocating is that we do things that may seem the opposite of our conditioning: Hoarding, panic, disorder.

With all of this talk, speculation, commercialization of 2012 many people are looking for a magical solution to the problems of today. those people will become further disillusioned, as we have seen with the hopes and dreams that people have pegged onto political elections.

I find hope to be one of the evils in Pandora's box. This is where I decided to write you a letter:

One thing I've learned is that the future takes root in the present. What are you doing right now, today to make tomorrow better? What are you doing right now today, to get to where you want to be?

This is where it's time to go to work. This is where it's time to stop b****ing, moaning, blaming, and theiving. This is the time to stop being petty and to be adult. This is the time where we have to work to achieve the goals of putting us on the track of where we need to be.

If this means that we stop participating in the systems that have failed us, and create new systems to compete and possibly replace the failing ones - then we need to work today, and tomorrow, and the day after. You can't put 15 minutes into something and expect results.

Our short attention spans, our envy, our inflated sense of satisfaction for minimal effort will not cut it.

I'm engaged in setting up an expansive network of local growers, expanding the number of growers, and getting local business involved in purchasing localAG.

In addition, i'm working on getting a local currency launched in my area. I view this as a way to help stabilize a local economy, and helps keep things fluid in the local ecology.

I feel, as difficult as it maybe to suggest - and with the amount of time that has been spent on "language", and "rhetoric" in the past few days - that we all change our language. Language is more powerful than you may realize. If you change the words you use each day, the words you consume each day - the world will become different.

I urge you to expand your boundries of thought in reaching out to people with different ideas and finding ways to work together. You don't have to agree, that's the point and intention. The goal is to be proficient in your own mindshare to work with people and ideas that aren't the normal for you.

All of this takes work. If you are really serious about changing things, it starts with you - each day - everyday - to get yourself where you want to be. If you focus on going to work, and accomplishing these goals - as well as your neighbor, and my neighbor - eventually the changes will come to a position where we won't be participating in obligations that are currently failing us.

I'm going to work today: I have a business plan to write up, I have a few calls scheduled after work - and i'm installing an indoor garden for a client of mine who has his lettuces, tomatoes, peppers lined up for his pizza shop.

In addition, i'm also changing words I've used and focusing on empowering people each day to realize that most of the shackles are imaginary.

Thanks for your time...

Now it's time to get back to work.

Did you write this Josh

alkemical
01-13-2011, 07:04 AM
Did you write this Josh

I did.

alkemical
01-13-2011, 07:05 AM
Wow man 84 pages. I guess this makes you kind of a made guy in here

Just determined to share... ;)

alkemical
01-13-2011, 07:09 AM
This place is diaspora.

In the Catholicism this is purgatory a place that does not exist even in the bible.

Fear, ignorance, loathing and discontent live here.

This is that dumpster in back of a Seven 11 where the fellas hang out because it's all that they know.

The place is Zombieland where you get to be Bill Murray and play around too much, or you get to slaughter zombies, or you are the zombie you just don't know it. The Zombie kill of they day could be your favorite poster.

Who would want to be a made man here?



Cannibal Animals.....can-able animals...

baja
01-13-2011, 07:18 AM
I did.

Like - local grown

Like - local currency

Like - Living with Intention

Good stuff Josh. Good to see you posting here too.

alkemical
01-13-2011, 08:55 AM
Like - local grown

Like - local currency

Like - Living with Intention

Good stuff Josh. Good to see you posting here too.

Thanks Baja.

alkemical
01-13-2011, 01:16 PM
Also,

To anyone who gardens - or plans to garden. I also am selling a product that can help plants grow better.

It helps with soil and water remediation. Contact me directly for more information:

PM me...

Also - This does work. I have tested it out, and have had other friends use it and just works. It works for both soil, and water media.

Thanks,

Josh

alkemical
01-17-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm working on a way to articulate this concept in a better way:

Fractals are a symbiotic language of art and math that reflect patterns of an object. The patters not only illustrate the archetypal foundations in the structre/biology of an organism, but also the patterns that can be related spatially (sp?) from behaviour.

Principle of this idea came to me many years ago, in which I realized all living things create a pattern of behaviour.

Example: ants build, and do what ants do. but if you examine a complex ant ecology, it's structures, tunnels, organization...are all scripted.


This can be illustrated with fractals.

I'm trying to articulate this subject in a clearer manner that is more easily accesible.

thanks for any ideas/suggestions.

Kaylore
01-17-2011, 08:54 PM
Alkemical? Autothonian?

alkemical
01-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Alkemical? Autothonian?

?

Odysseus
01-18-2011, 02:22 AM
Cannibal Animals.....can-able animals...

Wandering the truth in search of self.

alkemical
01-18-2011, 06:39 AM
Wandering the truth in search of self.

I've been there. Percival was my name once.

alkemical
01-18-2011, 08:48 AM
2010 | Year of the Ghost (http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/2010_year_of_the_ghost/#)

In the Year of the Ghost, though, human relationships are defined by databases. Acxiom, Experian, the Dun & Bradstreet and the InfoUSA. "Secure the list," as Karl Rove used to put it. Segmentation is an artform, and you have to truly hate human beings to do it honestly and accurately.

We get the leaders we deserve -- but that's not Karma, that's because candidates are tailor made to fit us. The 2010 Elections were a startling victory for political consultants, because it was a "Proof of Concept" illustration that they no longer need to rely on the DNC/RNC system for candidates. Rather than "positioning" damaged goods from a dying breed -- career politicians and public servants -- they can now focus on building candidates from the ground up. Mere campaigns are gone now. The Tea Party was a sandbox for product testing. There will be more.

Despite the hype about social media as a political force in 2008, the online platform that Barack Obama© hired Blue State Digital to create barely got touched this year. That's because 2010 was shaped early by two techniques that should be hopelessly outdated: direct mail microtargeting and meatspace ground game. This is where Karl Rove & Co. built their foundation in Texas, this is the jungle where Ralph Reed killed so many hapless Democrat incumbents. Power on this level is invisible and subliminal, a hidden priesthood lineage from Billy James Hargis to Richard Viguerie to Terry Dolan to Alex Gage.

The message is not all that gets focus-tested...goals need research, too. The real artistry is where political campaigns and social engineering overlap: finding the sweet spot where the vested interests of the wealthiest 1% can be positioned into wedge issues that motivate the bottom 99%. In this respect, 2010 was a triumph for invisible power. This year marked the conclusion of a 50 Year Plan and the emergence of a new American majority which has been built entirely by dead men.
image

From the top of the pyramid, there is no pyramid. It's a simple fact, but often lost on those of us watching from below, taking notes on the power structure and sifting through clues every day. The view from the cockpit is very different from what the rest of the plane sees. As Bill Moyers said of David Rockefeller: "What some critics see as a vast international conspiracy, he considers a circumstance of life, and just another days work."

What most Americans call consensus reality is a fabricated narrative that's been carefully tested and calibrated for over a century now. Throughout decades of focus groups and scientific polling and cognitive infiltration and psychological operations, the number one client has always been America itself, or at least America the brand, America the image. Making the world safe for Democracy. Everything is phrasing in the Year of the Ghost.

"Write the plan, position the client, write the copy, secure the list, design the package, supervise and generate some production here, and set up a system to analyze the response, to understand what worked and what didn't." -- Karl Rove

A free enterprise system, a strong national defense, and support for traditional Western values. Horrible things always sound so harmless when you hire professional copywriters. Is a New Populist Revolt on the Way? Well, Viguerie actually wrote that entire script back in 1984, and you can still get it on Amazon.

The overlap between marketing and politics is inevitable when both of them cater to the lowest common denominator and the biggest possible audience. History is full of marketing men who had successful careers working in politics: Walter Lippmann, Ivy Lee, Tim LaHaye, and the notorious self-promoting usurper Edward Bernays. Nothing changes, either. In 2008, Brian Collins and company won the Ad Age prize for Marketer of the Year. Their project? Barack Obama's presidential campaign.


There is more in this article, but it is a good read from my POV. Thanks again for your support.

I've focused more on education and finding solutions. Mirror Magazine is going to be relaunched and I have a pending distribution agreement with an entertainment company.

~Al

alkemical
01-18-2011, 10:09 AM
Here's a great primer for the Prison Industrial Complex (http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/the_united_states_is_the_least_free_nation_in_the_ world/)

alkemical
01-18-2011, 12:28 PM
http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/UPDATE-54-headstones-knocked-over-in-Perry-County/chCx0HES5UWd6vhdc8pllQ.cspx

alkemical
01-18-2011, 12:44 PM
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/26270/?p1=A5

New Type Of Entanglement Allows 'Teleportation in Time,' Say Physicists

Conventional entanglement links particles across space. Now physicists say a similar effect links particles through time.

gyldenlove
01-18-2011, 01:30 PM
I'm working on a way to articulate this concept in a better way:

Fractals are a symbiotic language of art and math that reflect patterns of an object. The patters not only illustrate the archetypal foundations in the structre/biology of an organism, but also the patterns that can be related spatially (sp?) from behaviour.

Principle of this idea came to me many years ago, in which I realized all living things create a pattern of behaviour.

Example: ants build, and do what ants do. but if you examine a complex ant ecology, it's structures, tunnels, organization...are all scripted.


This can be illustrated with fractals.

I'm trying to articulate this subject in a clearer manner that is more easily accesible.

thanks for any ideas/suggestions.

Fractals describe anything that is self organizing and repeats the same patterns at multiple levels of scale. Blood vessels are very much fractal, to some extend so are nerve cells. Water currents are fractal as well.

The simplicity of fractals is that you can formulate a few simple rules, and from those rules you can generate a system that as it grows, always serves the perfect function. Look at a tree or a bush, no matter where you look, you always see thicker branches sprouting thinner branches, for ever and ever, it never ends.

alkemical
01-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Fractals describe anything that is self organizing and repeats the same patterns at multiple levels of scale. Blood vessels are very much fractal, to some extend so are nerve cells. Water currents are fractal as well.

The simplicity of fractals is that you can formulate a few simple rules, and from those rules you can generate a system that as it grows, always serves the perfect function. Look at a tree or a bush, no matter where you look, you always see thicker branches sprouting thinner branches, for ever and ever, it never ends.

I like this, thanks for your input. I am very interested in this topic...If you want to discuss more or share more - please by all means, i appreciate it.

I agree, and that's what i'm trying to express/illustrate.

alkemical
01-19-2011, 01:57 PM
Can Our DNA Electromagnetically 'Teleport' Itself? One Researcher Thinks So

http://www.pcworld.com/article/216767/dna_molecules_can_teleport_nobel_winner_says.html

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-01/can-our-dna-electromagnetically-teleport-itself-one-researcher-thinks-so

alkemical
01-19-2011, 02:01 PM
Hole's on First?: New Evidence Shows Black Hole Growth Preceding Galactic Formation

An accidental find in a star-forming dwarf galaxy shows that black holes may mature early in galaxy evolution

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=dwarf-galaxy-black-hole


Discovered: Biggest ever black hole that is so big it could swallow our ENTIRE solar system

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1347359/Biggest-black-hole-M87-big-swallow-ENTIRE-solar-system.html#ixzz1BWNAeu1d


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1347359/Biggest-black-hole-M87-big-swallow-ENTIRE-solar-system.html



http://www.astronomy.com/News-Observing/News/2011/01/Planck%20peels%20back%20the%20layers%20of%20the%20 universe.aspx

Planck peels back the layers of the universe
Although cosmology results won’t be ready for another 2 years, initial results include observations of specific objects in our Milky Way, as well as more distant galaxies.

alkemical
01-19-2011, 02:18 PM
http://technoccult.net/archives/2011/01/18/the-human-brain-changes-its-own-behavior-with-its-electric-field/

The Human Brain Changes Its Own Behavior with Its Electric Field

Your brain is electric. Tiny impulses constantly race among billions of interconnected neurons, generating an electric field that surrounds the brain like an invisible cloud. A new study published online July 15 in Neuron suggests that the brain’s electric field is not a passive by-product of its neural activity, as scientists once thought. The field may actively help regulate how the brain functions, especially during deep sleep. Although scientists have long known that external sources of electricity (such as electroshock therapy) can alter brain function, this is the first direct evidence that the brain’s native electric field changes the way the brain behaves.

Scientific American: Neural Feedback: Brain Influences Itself with Its Own Electric Field

gyldenlove
01-19-2011, 03:20 PM
I like this, thanks for your input. I am very interested in this topic...If you want to discuss more or share more - please by all means, i appreciate it.

I agree, and that's what i'm trying to express/illustrate.

Fractals are really interesting because they are so complex to look at, yet often so simple to generate. Normally you would think a pattern of infinite complexity and scale would require an infinite amount of rules, but that is not at all true.

I especially love the Mandelbrot set, which I know is the most basic fractal, but also illustrates so beautifully what fractals are about. It is generated from a single equation: Z(n+1)=Z(n)^2+c, c is in the complex plane and is in the set if Z(n) remains below a threshold for any value of n. If you look at that equation you would think the set would be trivial, but when you look at it you see the iconic shape of a pacman like figure with a smaller circle attached to it and a tail sticking out with hair around the edge, but when you zoom on the edge of the set you see the same shape again, and when you zoom on that the same shape again, and so on forever, and I do mean forever.

It is really mindboggling how one really simple equation and condition can produce a set of that complexity, a set that you couldn't reproduce in any other way no matter how many equations and conditions you are allowed to use.

It is the same for a tree, if you look at the ration of the thickness of a branch over the distance from the base of the branch to the first offshoot branch, it is almost constant, for any branch on the tree and it is identical for any tree of that type (for instance oak). Instead of making a complex set of rules, the tree just knows that when the branch is this thick I have to grow a branch here, and that instruction is repeated over and over, and it yields a structure with optimal coverage that won't break under its own weight no matter if it is big or small.

alkemical
01-20-2011, 06:08 AM
Fractals are really interesting because they are so complex to look at, yet often so simple to generate. Normally you would think a pattern of infinite complexity and scale would require an infinite amount of rules, but that is not at all true.

I especially love the Mandelbrot set, which I know is the most basic fractal, but also illustrates so beautifully what fractals are about. It is generated from a single equation: Z(n+1)=Z(n)^2+c, c is in the complex plane and is in the set if Z(n) remains below a threshold for any value of n. If you look at that equation you would think the set would be trivial, but when you look at it you see the iconic shape of a pacman like figure with a smaller circle attached to it and a tail sticking out with hair around the edge, but when you zoom on the edge of the set you see the same shape again, and when you zoom on that the same shape again, and so on forever, and I do mean forever.

It is really mindboggling how one really simple equation and condition can produce a set of that complexity, a set that you couldn't reproduce in any other way no matter how many equations and conditions you are allowed to use.

It is the same for a tree, if you look at the ration of the thickness of a branch over the distance from the base of the branch to the first offshoot branch, it is almost constant, for any branch on the tree and it is identical for any tree of that type (for instance oak). Instead of making a complex set of rules, the tree just knows that when the branch is this thick I have to grow a branch here, and that instruction is repeated over and over, and it yields a structure with optimal coverage that won't break under its own weight no matter if it is big or small.

I had found a ton of fractal youtube videos with the Mandelbrot and other fractals that show the illustration of this.

I love it. I don't know if i can discuss it on a mathematical level with you, but I'd be happy to share the appreciation in some of it. :)

What also impresses me, is how the mandalas are also fractals. I think of fractals like those magic eye puzzles, and if you look at them right - you see the "true" nature.

baja
01-20-2011, 06:24 AM
Fractals are really interesting because they are so complex to look at, yet often so simple to generate. Normally you would think a pattern of infinite complexity and scale would require an infinite amount of rules, but that is not at all true.

I especially love the Mandelbrot set, which I know is the most basic fractal, but also illustrates so beautifully what fractals are about. It is generated from a single equation: Z(n+1)=Z(n)^2+c, c is in the complex plane and is in the set if Z(n) remains below a threshold for any value of n. If you look at that equation you would think the set would be trivial, but when you look at it you see the iconic shape of a pacman like figure with a smaller circle attached to it and a tail sticking out with hair around the edge, but when you zoom on the edge of the set you see the same shape again, and when you zoom on that the same shape again, and so on forever, and I do mean forever.

It is really mindboggling how one really simple equation and condition can produce a set of that complexity, a set that you couldn't reproduce in any other way no matter how many equations and conditions you are allowed to use.

It is the same for a tree, if you look at the ration of the thickness of a branch over the distance from the base of the branch to the first offshoot branch, it is almost constant, for any branch on the tree and it is identical for any tree of that type (for instance oak). Instead of making a complex set of rules, the tree just knows that when the branch is this thick I have to grow a branch here, and that instruction is repeated over and over, and it yields a structure with optimal coverage that won't break under its own weight no matter if it is big or small.

That is fascinating and makes me wonder how anyone can believe life is random chance.

alkemical
01-20-2011, 06:29 AM
Print your own flute

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/01/print-your-own-flute.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

alkemical
01-20-2011, 06:30 AM
http://www.disinfo.com/2011/01/solar-roads-can-beat-peak-oil-and-the-icing-over-of-america/

Solar Roads Can Beat Peak Oil And The Icing Over Of America

Posted by majestic on January 19, 2011

This is a pretty amazing idea — the roads might even be able to charge electric cars while they travel using mutual induction! Check out Solar Roadways:

Suppose we made a section of road out of this material and housed solar cells to collect energy, which could pay for the cost of the panel, thereby creating a road that would pay for itself over time. What if we added LEDs to “paint” the road lines from beneath, lighting up the road for safer night time driving? What if we added a heating element in the surface (like the defrosting wire in the rear window of our cars) to prevent snow/ice accumulation in northern climates? The ideas and possibilities just continued to roll in and the Solar Roadway project was born.

In 2009, we received a contract from the Federal Highway Administration to build the first ever Solar Road Panel prototype. During the course of its construction, we learned many lessons and discovered new and better ways to approach this project. These methods and discoveries are discussed throughout this website…

alkemical
01-20-2011, 06:34 AM
http://www.kurzweilai.net/flexible-screens-expected-to-inspire-a-host-of-new-devices

Flexible screens expected to inspire a host of new devices
January 20, 2011

Source: PhysOrg.com — Jan 19, 2011

Hewlett-Packard researchers expect to deliver to the U.S. Army this year a working prototype of a “Dick Tracy wristwatch” — a lightweight, wearable device that soldiers in the field can use to view digital maps and other data on a flexible plastic screen that won’t shatter or crack like glass. The prototype could be one of the first in a new wave of products incorporating flexible electronic displays.

baja
01-20-2011, 06:35 AM
Do it to parking lots and power the store they support and charge the cars while they are parked there.

alkemical
01-20-2011, 06:38 AM
Do it to parking lots and power the store they support and charge the cars while they are parked there.

Agreed.

alkemical
01-20-2011, 06:40 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7819201/Nasa-warns-solar-flares-from-huge-space-storm-will-cause-devastation.html

Nasa warns solar flares from 'huge space storm' will cause devastation
Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, Nasa has warned.


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Since I listen to C2C, and am familiar with Maj. Ed Dames' stance that a series of solar flares will drastically change life as we know it:

http://www.remoteviewingproducts.com/killshot.cfm

A number of forecasts by Ed Dames' team of professional remote viewers have come to pass, exactly as described. In the course of standard operations, however, the team stumbled across a catastrophic event - now dubbed 'The Killshot' - actually a series of powerful, deadly solar flares which will be impacting the Earth in the near future! The effects of Killshot are seen as causing such an extreme amount of destruction and loss of life that a large portion of RV data collection resources has been allocated for study and analysis.

In the Killshot DVD, Major Dames presents all of the data that he and his professional team have amassed, looking through time, in an attempt to piece together the global effects of this catastrophic geophysical event.

___

He's been calling this for several years.

alkemical
01-20-2011, 06:43 AM
Danger Room What's Next in National Security

Homeland Security Junks Billion Dollar ‘Virtual Fence’ (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/01/homeland-security-junks-its-sensor-laden-border-fence/)

Odysseus
01-20-2011, 06:47 AM
Here's a great primer for the Prison Industrial Complex (http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/the_united_states_is_the_least_free_nation_in_the_ world/)

Military or prison is a paradigm that many Americans are increasingly being forced to choose between. Institutional crime versus criminal institutions versus corporate greed? A lot of families are trapped in that triangle. Work three jobs, join the military or play the crime game.

What amazes me is how many congressman belong in jail. How is that statistic not on the front pages of major media?

Odysseus
01-20-2011, 06:48 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7819201/Nasa-warns-solar-flares-from-huge-space-storm-will-cause-devastation.html

Nasa warns solar flares from 'huge space storm' will cause devastation
Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, Nasa has warned.


___


Since I listen to C2C, and am familiar with Maj. Ed Dames' stance that a series of solar flares will drastically change life as we know it:

http://www.remoteviewingproducts.com/killshot.cfm

A number of forecasts by Ed Dames' team of professional remote viewers have come to pass, exactly as described. In the course of standard operations, however, the team stumbled across a catastrophic event - now dubbed 'The Killshot' - actually a series of powerful, deadly solar flares which will be impacting the Earth in the near future! The effects of Killshot are seen as causing such an extreme amount of destruction and loss of life that a large portion of RV data collection resources has been allocated for study and analysis.

In the Killshot DVD, Major Dames presents all of the data that he and his professional team have amassed, looking through time, in an attempt to piece together the global effects of this catastrophic geophysical event.

___

He's been calling this for several years.

This is well documented but nobody seems to be doing anything about this at the upper levels. Y2k was bull****. This is actually real.

alkemical
01-20-2011, 06:50 AM
Military or prison is a paradigm that many Americans are increasingly being forced to choose between. Institutional crime versus criminal institutions versus corporate greed? A lot of families are trapped in that triangle. Work three jobs, join the military or play the crime game.

What amazes me is how many congressman belong in jail. How is that statistic not on the front pages of major media?

Collusion. :)

alkemical
01-20-2011, 07:13 AM
This is well documented but nobody seems to be doing anything about this at the upper levels. Y2k was bull****. This is actually real.

I've been following this for a bit and agree.

baja
01-20-2011, 07:42 AM
The Killshot DVD is on Youtube;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2tFcZKM-3o&feature=related

alkemical
01-20-2011, 12:23 PM
2010 | Year of the Ghost (http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/2010_year_of_the_ghost/#)






~Al


I'm reposting this, I feel it's worth it.

gyldenlove
01-20-2011, 01:31 PM
http://www.disinfo.com/2011/01/solar-roads-can-beat-peak-oil-and-the-icing-over-of-america/

Solar Roads Can Beat Peak Oil And The Icing Over Of America

Posted by majestic on January 19, 2011

This is a pretty amazing idea — the roads might even be able to charge electric cars while they travel using mutual induction! Check out Solar Roadways:

Suppose we made a section of road out of this material and housed solar cells to collect energy, which could pay for the cost of the panel, thereby creating a road that would pay for itself over time. What if we added LEDs to “paint” the road lines from beneath, lighting up the road for safer night time driving? What if we added a heating element in the surface (like the defrosting wire in the rear window of our cars) to prevent snow/ice accumulation in northern climates? The ideas and possibilities just continued to roll in and the Solar Roadway project was born.

In 2009, we received a contract from the Federal Highway Administration to build the first ever Solar Road Panel prototype. During the course of its construction, we learned many lessons and discovered new and better ways to approach this project. These methods and discoveries are discussed throughout this website…

I read about this and it is amazing technology. I have to admit I am skeptical as to its ultimate benefits because I still foresee a replacement of wheels within the reasonable future, but the concept of thin surface solar generators has a LOT of applications, think roofing, parking lots as suggested, walls of industrial complexes etc. There is a plant in Germany I know of that make super efficient solar panels, they generate 2 to 3 times more electricity than regular panels using some highly sophisticated technology, but combined with the flexible thin screens a lot of companies are working on for electronics, this could ultimately be something you put on top of your roofing or parking lot and generate all the power you need.

gyldenlove
01-20-2011, 01:32 PM
That is fascinating and makes me wonder how anyone can believe life is random chance.

Because you can create a system like that with 1 rule. There is no design required, just 1 rule and you get infinite complexity.

alkemical
01-20-2011, 01:55 PM
I read about this and it is amazing technology. I have to admit I am skeptical as to its ultimate benefits because I still foresee a replacement of wheels within the reasonable future, but the concept of thin surface solar generators has a LOT of applications, think roofing, parking lots as suggested, walls of industrial complexes etc. There is a plant in Germany I know of that make super efficient solar panels, they generate 2 to 3 times more electricity than regular panels using some highly sophisticated technology, but combined with the flexible thin screens a lot of companies are working on for electronics, this could ultimately be something you put on top of your roofing or parking lot and generate all the power you need.

You and I are in agreement, and we also seem to follow the same tech feeds. I know you've spent time on this thread...so I appreciate your interests and conversation.

I also had seen solar paint, etc as well. I'm very excited about the solutions coming up for real problems.

baja
01-20-2011, 02:12 PM
Because you can<b> create a system </b>like that with 1 rule. There is no design required, just 1 rule and you get infinite complexity.

Your own words defeat you.

Do you really think something so elegantly designed is just a random occurrence?

alkemical
01-21-2011, 07:00 AM
Despite the intense skepticism, a small community of scientists is still investigating near-room-temperature fusion reactions. The latest news occurred last week, when Italian scientists Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi of the University of Bologna announced that they developed a cold fusion device capable of producing 12,400 W of heat power with an input of just 400 W. Last Friday, the scientists held a private invitation press conference in Bologna, attended by about 50 people, where they demonstrated what they claim is a nickel-hydrogen fusion reactor. Further, the scientists say that the reactor is well beyond the research phase; they plan to start shipping commercial devices within the next three months and start mass production by the end of 2011.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-italian-scientists-cold-fusion-video.html#


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1348913/Super-fast-quantum-computers-soon-reality-scientists-make-silicon-breakthrough.html

Super-fast quantum computers could soon be a reality after scientists make silicon breakthrough



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/20/two-suns-twin-stars_n_811864.html#

Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily.

Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of the night sky's brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing. It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time.

When that happens, for at least a few weeks, we'd see a second sun, Carter says. There may also be no night during that timeframe.

The Star Wars-esque scenario could happen by 2012, Carter says... or it could take longer. The explosion could also cause a neutron star or result in the formation of a black hole 1300 light years from Earth, reports news.com.au.

But doomsday sayers should be careful about speculation on this one. If the star does go super-nova, Earth will be showered with harmless particles, according to Carter. "They will flood through the Earth and bizarrely enough, even though the supernova we see visually will light up the night sky, 99 per cent of the energy in the supernova is released in these particles that will come through our bodies and through the Earth with absolutely no harm whatsoever," he told news.com.au.

In fact, a neutrino shower could be beneficial to Earth. According to Carter this "star stuff" makes up the universe. "It literally makes things like gold, silver - all the heavy elements - even things like uranium....a star like Betelgeuse is instantly forming for us all sorts of heavy elements and atoms that our own Earth and our own bodies have from long past supernovi," said Carter.

alkemical
01-24-2011, 09:41 AM
http://technoccult.net/archives/2010/02/18/hypersigils-reconsidered/

alkemical
01-25-2011, 08:18 AM
http://inhabitat.com/better-food-solutions-rolling-out-network-of-supermarket-rooftop-greenhouses/

We’ve heard of supermarket hydroponics before: window hanging, wall-mounted, and rooftop farm concepts have been abundant over the last decade. Truthfully, though, how many have you actually seen? Throughout 2011, the New York hydroponics firm Better Food Solutions plans to change that by installing a network of hydroponic greenhouses atop a number of grocery stores across the nation. The group, also behind the New York “Greenhouse Project” and Brightfarms Systems, believes that by working with grocery stores they can provide local food and further prove that hydroponics is the future of agriculture.

gyldenlove
01-25-2011, 12:16 PM
Your own words defeat you.

Do you really think something so elegantly designed is just a random occurrence?

Yup.

Try to write down 1 million random simple mathematical equations, I bet you at least one of them will produce an infinitely complex system. If you sit for an hour and just push random keys on the keyboard you will never write out a Shakespeare sonnet, but you will write out a few 3, 4 and maybe 5 letters words by chance, if you try enough systems you will also happen upon a few simple ones that produce something useful - that is the nature of the random, the simple is much more likely to happen than the complex - so simple rules point to a simple cause.

Odysseus
01-25-2011, 12:59 PM
Collusion. :)

Military Industrial complex used to be a triangle but I think it's more like a spider right now.

alkemical
01-25-2011, 01:25 PM
Military Industrial complex used to be a triangle but I think it's more like a spider right now.

Diversification -

Bronco Yoda
01-25-2011, 03:59 PM
Came across this today. What a great idea for storage.

A BRILLIANT STORAGE IDEA: Staircase Drawers
by Emily Pilloton, 01/25/11

http://inhabitat.com/a-brilliant-storage-idea-staircase-drawers/

http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/stairstorage.jpg

gyldenlove
01-25-2011, 07:07 PM
Came across this today. What a great idea for storage.

A BRILLIANT STORAGE IDEA: Staircase Drawers
by Emily Pilloton, 01/25/11

http://inhabitat.com/a-brilliant-storage-idea-staircase-drawers/

http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/stairstorage.jpg

I wouldn't want those metal tabs to pull out the drawers when my drunk ass stumbles up there to go bed, one of those things could split a toe right open. Why not just make a groove in the front of the drawer?

alkemical
01-26-2011, 07:39 AM
http://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/donthink.jpg

alkemical
01-26-2011, 07:48 AM
Over-thinking it

http://d3uwin5q170wpc.cloudfront.net/photo/70982_460s_v1.jpg

alkemical
01-26-2011, 09:00 AM
http://www.disinfo.com/2011/01/rep-proposes-enclosing-congress-within-plexiglas-bubble/

Rep. Proposes Enclosing Congress Within Plexiglas Bubble

Posted by JacobSloan on January 12, 2011

United-States-CongressNo, it’s not an Onion headline. Indiana Republican Dan Burton wants to encase the House of Representatives within impenetrable Plexiglas for protection from the outside world. CBS News writes:

An aide to Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) tells CBS News that the Indiana Republican plans to introduce legislation next week that would encase the House Gallery in “a transparent and substantial material” such as Plexiglas that would keep members of the public from being able to throw explosives or make other attacks on members on the House floor.

Burton has introduced similar legislation in the past. It reads in part, “The Architect of the Capitol shall enclose the visitors’ galleries of the House of Representatives with a transparent and substantial material, and shall install equipment so that the proceedings on the floor of the House of Representatives will be clearly audible in the galleries.”

A past version of the legislation, which will be reintroduced in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, references past attacks on Congress. Among them are a 1915 bombing by a man protesting U.S. involvement in World War 1, the shooting of five members of Congress by Puerto Rican nationalists during a House vote in 1954, and a the placing of a bomb by the Weather Underground in a Senate bathroom in 1971. (The bomb went off early and no one was hurt.)

Burton is not the only lawmakers pressing for extra security precautions in the wake of the Giffords shooting. Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois announced today that he is pushing to have members’ office budgets increased to cover additional security measures. The new GOP House cut members’ budgets by five percent last week. Jackson says that cut should be reversed and another ten percent should be added to budgets to cover installing cameras at district offices, hiring security guards and other measures.

alkemical
01-26-2011, 09:07 AM
http://www.inspirefirst.com/2011/01/26/eyes-creature/#

http://www.inspirefirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/jg1d.jpg

alkemical
01-26-2011, 09:51 AM
http://www.disinfo.com/2011/01/is-america-%E2%80%98yearning-for-fascism%E2%80%99/

Is America ‘Yearning for Fascism’?

Posted by Good German on January 15, 2011
Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney

To add to the discussion started by Danny Schechter’s post Does Fascism Lurk Around The Corner In The USA?, here is the beginning of Chris Hedges’ column from March of last year, Is America ‘Yearning for Fascism’?:

The language of violence always presages violence. I watched it in war after war from Latin America to the Balkans. The impoverishment of a working class and the snuffing out of hope and opportunity always produce angry mobs ready to kill and be killed. A bankrupt, liberal elite, which proves ineffectual against the rich and the criminal, always gets swept aside, in times of economic collapse, before thugs and demagogues emerge to play to the passions of the crowd. I have seen this drama. I know each act. I know how it ends. I have heard it in other tongues in other lands. I recognize the same stock characters, the buffoons, charlatans and fools, the same confused crowds and the same impotent and despised liberal class that deserves the hatred it engenders.

“We are ruled not by two parties but one party,” Cynthia McKinney, who ran for president on the Green Party ticket, told me. “It is the party of money and war. Our country has been hijacked. And we have to take the country away from those who have hijacked it. The only question now is whose revolution gets funded.”

The Democrats and their liberal apologists are so oblivious to the profound personal and economic despair sweeping through this country that they think offering unemployed people the right to keep their unemployed children on their nonexistent health care policies is a step forward. They think that passing a jobs bill that will give tax credits to corporations is a rational response to an unemployment rate that is, in real terms, close to 20 percent. They think that making ordinary Americans, one in eight of whom depends on food stamps to eat, fork over trillions in taxpayer dollars to pay for the crimes of Wall Street and war is acceptable. They think that the refusal to save the estimated 2.4 million people who will be forced out of their homes by foreclosure this year is justified by the bloodless language of fiscal austerity. The message is clear. Laws do not apply to the power elite. Our government does not work. And the longer we stand by and do nothing, the longer we refuse to embrace and recognize the legitimate rage of the working class, the faster we will see our anemic democracy die.

The unraveling of America mirrors the unraveling of Yugoslavia. The Balkan war was not caused by ancient ethnic hatreds. It was caused by the economic collapse of Yugoslavia. The petty criminals and goons who took power harnessed the anger and despair of the unemployed and the desperate. They singled out convenient scapegoats from ethnic Croats to Muslims to Albanians to Gypsies. They set in motion movements that unleashed a feeding frenzy leading to war and self-immolation. There is little difference between the ludicrous would-be poet Radovan Karadzic, who was a figure of ridicule in Sarajevo before the war, and the moronic Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin. There is little difference between the Oath Keepers and the Serbian militias. We can laugh at these people, but they are not the fools. We are.

Read more at Truthdig.

Odysseus
01-26-2011, 10:37 AM
diversification -

lol

alkemical
01-26-2011, 10:38 AM
lol

hahaha!

I'm glad you got that joke.

alkemical
01-27-2011, 09:20 AM
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20110115.gif

alkemical
01-28-2011, 08:24 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/26/AR2011012604159.html

Carlyle deal for Dutch firm would make it world's largest private equity manager

alkemical
01-28-2011, 08:28 AM
http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/EZ0him_s0R4/nyt-wikileaks-cables.html

US State Department cables leaked by Wikileaks, and analyzed today in the New York Times, show how the Obama administration avoided "public confrontations" with Hosni Mubarak over issues human rights.

Another cable, dated March 2009, offered a pessimistic analysis of the prospects for the "April 6 Movement," a Facebook-based group of mostly young Egyptians that has received wide attention for its lively political debate and helped mobilize the protests that have swept Egypt in the last two days. Leaders of the group had been jailed and tortured by the police. There were also signs of internal divisions between secular and Islamist factions, it said.

The United States has defended bloggers with little success. When Ambassador Scobey raised several arrests with the interior minister, he replied that Egypt did not infringe on freedom of the press, but that it must respond when "people are offended by blogs." An aide to the minister told the ambassador that The New York Times, which has reported on the treatment of bloggers in Egypt, was "exaggerating the blogger issue," according to the cable.

American diplomats also cast a wide net to gather information on police brutality, the cables show. Through contacts with human rights lawyers, the embassy follows numerous cases, and raised some with the Interior Ministry. Among the most harrowing, according to a cable, was the treatment of several members of a Hezbollah cell detained by the police in late 2008.

Lawyers representing the men said they were subjected to electric shocks and sleep deprivation, which reduced them to a "zombie state." They said the torture was more severe than what they normally witnessed.

Cables Show Delicate U.S. Dealings With Egypt's Leaders (NYT, via Jim Roberts)

alkemical
01-28-2011, 10:07 AM
http://inhabitat.com/ben-jerrys-factory-in-the-netherlands-to-be-powered-by-ice-cream/

Ben & Jerry’s Factory in the Netherlands to be Powered by Ice Cream!

Energy Brit Liggett Ben & Jerry’s Factory in the Netherlands to be Powered by Ice Cream! by Brit Liggett, 01/28/11 filed under: Green Business,Renewable Energy

biofuel, innovative fuel, innovative energy, biofuel factory, how to make biofuel, biofuel from food, biofuel electricity, biofuel generator, ben and jerry's, paques

Ben & Jerry’s, the iconic American ice cream brand, has teamed up with Paques, a biotechnology company, to install a bio-digester in their Hellendoorn ice cream factory in the Netherlands. The new bio-digester will take excess food product that is wasted during the making of ice cream and turn it into power to provide energy for the factory. The bio-digester will cover 40% of the factory’s green energy requirements — will it make the ice cream 40% more delicious too?

alkemical
01-28-2011, 10:52 AM
http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=14043

Birds use quantum theory to literally 'see' Earth's magnetic field as they fly


*I think the increased solar flares have helped with the bird deaths.

alkemical
01-28-2011, 12:22 PM
http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/01/hive-arial-rendering-537x372.jpg

Jessica Dailey
Houston Hive is a Sustainable Village Made from 500 Shipping Containers

http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/01/hive-arial-rendering-537x372.jpg

***

I'm a big fan of re-purposed/up-cycled shipping containers.

alkemical
01-28-2011, 02:28 PM
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20110128.gif

alkemical
01-31-2011, 07:14 AM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029393-281.html

GOP pushing for ISPs to record user data

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029393-281.html#ixzz1Cct2N3WR

alkemical
01-31-2011, 09:37 AM
http://www.stealthisknowledge.com/quantum-entanglement-stretch-time/

Quantum Entanglement Could Stretch Across Time

alkemical
01-31-2011, 09:39 AM
http://inhabitat.com/netherlands-to-roll-out-energy-generating-solaroad-bike-path/

Paving new bike paths is a great way to encourage carbon-free transportation and cut car emissions, and now The Netherlands is getting ready to roll out an energy-generating solar cycle path. The project, known as SolaRoad, has been developed by the TNO research institute along with the Province of North Holland, the Ooms Avenhorn Group and Imtech. It is currently slated to be constructed in the town of Krommenie, near Amsterdam.

Read the rest of Netherlands to Roll Out Energy-Generating SolaRoad Bike Pathhttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed

alkemical
01-31-2011, 09:41 AM
http://www.stealthisknowledge.com/federal-reserve-broke/

alkemical
01-31-2011, 09:47 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/online-life-harms-civility-creates-aggressive-personality-psychiatrist/story?id=12771299

Are Online Actions Leading to Offline Anger?

As a psychiatrist, Aboujaoude said he sees many patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and the behavioral shifts brought about by Internet use. In 2006, he and other Stanford researchers published the results of a major study on problematic Internet habits that included more than 2,500 adults.

But Aboujaoude said that the dangers of the e-personality don't just apply to those with the most extreme Internet habits. Potentially, he said, everyone who connects to the Web is changed.

"Society at large is becoming a more angry, uncivil place," he said, pointing to the violent rhetoric that preceded the recent tragedy in Tucson and the vitriol surrounding the health care law debates last summer. "We should ask ourselves if one reason we've become so uncivil is because of what we do online and how we act on our blogs and in our chat rooms."

His arguments echo those of Nicholas Carr, who recently published "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains." Aboujaoude says the fast-moving, information-overloaded Internet conditions people to become impulse-driven, impatient and unfocused.

alkemical
01-31-2011, 10:49 AM
http://www.stealthisknowledge.com/hackers-find-cheat-wall-street-everyones-peril/

h-frequency trading networks, which complete stock market transactions in microseconds, are vulnerable to manipulation by hackers who can inject tiny amounts of latency into them. By doing so, they can subtly change the course of trading and pocket profits of millions of dollars in just a few seconds, says Rony Kay, a former IBM research fellow and founder of cPacket Networks, a Silicon Valley firm that develops chips and technologies for network monitoring and traffic analysis.

Kay, an Israeli-born computer scientist and one-time Intel engineering manager, says the root of the problem is the increasing speed of networks; as they get faster and faster, our ability to actually understand events taking place within them isn’t keeping up. Network monitoring technology can detect perturbations in network traffic happening in milliseconds, but when changes occur in microseconds, they’re not visible, he says.

alkemical
02-01-2011, 06:22 AM
http://www.stealthisknowledge.com/americas-impending-police-state/

During times of war, governments are notorious for capitalizing on their ability to suppress dissent and manipulate the masses. In the wake of 9/11 hysteria, the Bush administration enacted several controversial pieces of legislation that severely curtailed Americans’ freedoms under the pretext of “security” and “protection”. With the help of a consistently compliant and unquestioning media, his administration also instituted a legal framework to circumvent citizens’ civil liberties and target their free speech. Bush’s cabinet adopted Orwellian rhetoric and Nazi style propaganda to litigate sweeping measures that further eradicated liberty: The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act’s (USA Patriot Act) warrantless domestic wiretapping, and the Homegrown Terrorism Act & Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act’s criminalization of thought and peaceful activism.

Nine years after 9/11 and two years into Obama’s reign, the vague threat of terrorism still hangs in perpetual balance as the justifying cliché for the administration’s continuation of such Bush-era policies. Obama has followed the same Bush trends of illegal detention, rendition, wiretapping, spying, state secrets, demonization, persecution and fear mongering against the population. Obama has aggressively cracked down on whistleblowers exposing military corruption as well as given a green light to assassinate US citizens abroad without due process of law. One of the most disturbing trends in the ever-expanding police state are the new Z Backscatter vans, vehicles that are giant X ray machines, designed to discreetly scan through people’s houses and cars without their knowledge – a surveillance tool that blatantly violates fourth amendment rights.

Like Orwell’s portrayal, the US government’s expanding power structure relies on nationalist propaganda to manufacture and cultivate the fear of an enemy. Although the War on Terrorism has consumed the political climate for almost a decade, the chances of actually dying in a terrorist attack in the United States are statistically insignificant. This little mentioned fact undermines the current administration’s justification for their extension of state powers and secrecy in order to protect the country’s “national security”.

It’s critically important to create dialogue about America’s covert slide to fascism. Absolute power corrupts absolutely– our politicians and their corporate puppeteers will continue their greedy power grabs unabated unless our society starts speaking out against the dehumanization and the unconstitutionality of the emerging police state.

alkemical
02-01-2011, 06:25 AM
https://0-focus-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?container=focus&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image/*&refresh=31536000&url=http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/237/b/5/Strength_is_deeper_than_skin_by_engravedwithMusic. jpg

alkemical
02-01-2011, 06:34 AM
http://www.gizmag.com/cost-effective-full-spectrum-solar-cell-created/17741/

Scientists closer to practical full-spectrum solar cells

alkemical
02-01-2011, 06:51 AM
http://www.i.imgur.com/8TfE0.jpg

alkemical
02-01-2011, 06:54 AM
http://www.kurzweilai.net/arteries-with-highly-elastic-protein-overcome-barrier-for-living-vascular-grafts

Arteries with highly elastic protein overcome barrier for living vascular grafts
February 1, 2011 by Editor

University of Pittsburgh researchers have grown arteries that exhibit the elasticity of natural blood vessels at the highest levels reported, a development that could overcome a major barrier to creating living-tissue replacements for damaged arteries.

The team used smooth muscle cells from adult baboons to produce the first arteries grown outside the body that contain a substantial amount of the pliant protein elastin, which allows vessels to expand and retract in response to blood flow. Lead researcher Yadong Wang, a professor of bioengineering in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, his postdoctoral researcher Kee-Won Lee, and Donna Stolz, a professor of cell biology and physiology in Pitt’s School of Medicine, cultured the baboon cells in a nutrient-rich solution to bear arteries with approximately 20 percent as much elastin as an inborn artery.

The Pitt process is notable for its simplicity, Wang said. Elastin—unlike its tougher counterpart collagen that gives vessels their strength and shape—has been notoriously difficult to reproduce. The only successful methods have involved altering cell genes with a virus; rolling cell sheets into tubes; or culturing elastin with large amounts of transforming growth factor, Wang said. And still these previous projects did not report a comparison of elastin content with natural vessels.

alkemical
02-01-2011, 04:47 PM
http://www.dangerousminds.net/images/uploads/pussytosurvive.jpg

alkemical
02-01-2011, 04:50 PM
www.dangerousminds.net/images/uploads/pussytosurvive.jpg

You will need to fix the url, the filters break it.

loborugger
02-02-2011, 12:43 PM
http://www.stealthisknowledge.com/americas-impending-police-state/

During times of war, governments are notorious for capitalizing on their ability to suppress dissent and manipulate the masses. In the wake of 9/11 hysteria, the Bush administration enacted several controversial pieces of legislation that severely curtailed Americans’ freedoms under the pretext of “security” and “protection”. With the help of a consistently compliant and unquestioning media, his administration also instituted a legal framework to circumvent citizens’ civil liberties and target their free speech. Bush’s cabinet adopted Orwellian rhetoric and Nazi style propaganda to litigate sweeping measures that further eradicated liberty: The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act’s (USA Patriot Act) warrantless domestic wiretapping, and the Homegrown Terrorism Act & Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act’s criminalization of thought and peaceful activism.

Nine years after 9/11 and two years into Obama’s reign, the vague threat of terrorism still hangs in perpetual balance as the justifying cliché for the administration’s continuation of such Bush-era policies. Obama has followed the same Bush trends of illegal detention, rendition, wiretapping, spying, state secrets, demonization, persecution and fear mongering against the population. Obama has aggressively cracked down on whistleblowers exposing military corruption as well as given a green light to assassinate US citizens abroad without due process of law. One of the most disturbing trends in the ever-expanding police state are the new Z Backscatter vans, vehicles that are giant X ray machines, designed to discreetly scan through people’s houses and cars without their knowledge – a surveillance tool that blatantly violates fourth amendment rights.

Like Orwell’s portrayal, the US government’s expanding power structure relies on nationalist propaganda to manufacture and cultivate the fear of an enemy. Although the War on Terrorism has consumed the political climate for almost a decade, the chances of actually dying in a terrorist attack in the United States are statistically insignificant. This little mentioned fact undermines the current administration’s justification for their extension of state powers and secrecy in order to protect the country’s “national security”.

It’s critically important to create dialogue about America’s covert slide to fascism. Absolute power corrupts absolutely– our politicians and their corporate puppeteers will continue their greedy power grabs unabated unless our society starts speaking out against the dehumanization and the unconstitutionality of the emerging police state.

I think all this **** is done out of simple greed. At the end of the day, its all about accumulating as much power and wealth as possible and spouting whatever rhetoric is necessary to justify your acts (and even better, dupe the masses into going along with it).

The love of money is the root of all evil.

alkemical
02-02-2011, 12:59 PM
I think all this **** is done out of simple greed. At the end of the day, its all about accumulating as much power and wealth as possible and spouting whatever rhetoric is necessary to justify your acts (and even better, dupe the masses into going along with it).

The love of money is the root of all evil.

I agree to a large degree.

alkemical
02-02-2011, 01:03 PM
http://www.inspirefirst.com/2011/02/02/simon-christens-landscape-photography/


Simon Christen’s Landscape Photography

http://www.inspirefirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/landscape_007.jpg

http://www.inspirefirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/landscape_0011.jpg

alkemical
02-02-2011, 01:26 PM
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/02/google-has-previously-mapped-t.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Google maps takes on fractals

alkemical
02-03-2011, 11:32 AM
http://www.kurzweilai.net/bioengineered-veins-could-help-patients-needing-bypass-surgery-dialysis

Bioengineered veins could help patients needing bypass surgery, dialysis
February 3, 2011 by Editor
[+]

A 6-millimeter-across bioengineered vein before implant (Science/AAAS)

New research published in the current issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine demonstrates the capability of tissue-engineered vascular grafts that are immediately available at the time of surgery and are less likely to become infected or obstructed. A surgeon could pull a new human vein off the shelf for use in life-saving vascular surgeries.

The bioengineering method of producing veins shows promise in large- and small-diameter applications, such as for coronary artery bypass surgery and for vascular access in hemodialysis.

Humacyte, a Morrisville biotechnology company, worked with university researchers to develop the veins.

“This new type of bioengineered vein allows them to be easily stored in hospitals so they are readily available to surgeons at the time of need,” said Dr. Alan P. Kypson, a cardiothoracic surgeon, associate professor at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU and an author of the paper. “Currently, grafting using the patient’s own veins remains the gold standard. But, harvesting a vein from the patient’s leg can lead to complications, and for patients who don’t have suitable veins, the bioengineered veins could serve as an important new way to provide a coronary bypass.”

The American Heart Association Update on Heart Disease Statistics reports that in 2007, in the United States, surgeons performed more than 400,000 coronary bypass procedures. Patients requiring bypass surgery may not have suitable veins or arteries available and are not candidates for synthetic grafts because of the size needed for grafting.

alkemical
02-04-2011, 06:26 AM
http://www.disinfo.com/2011/02/how-to-make-text-messages-self-destruct/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+disinfo%2FoMPh+%28Disinformat ion%29&utm_content=Twitter

How To Make Text Messages Self-Destruct

Posted by majestic on February 4, 2011

Lauren A.E. Schuker reports for the Wall Street Journal on a new text messaging service that claims to keep your secrets safe:

TigerText Inc., which can send texts that vanish from both the sender and receiver’s phone after a select period of time so they can’t be copied or forwarded, has developed a niche following among celebrities trying to keep their lives private. About half a million people have downloaded the service, which was started in February 2010 by four Los Angeles businessmen.

alkemical
02-07-2011, 10:44 AM
http://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/wordofday.jpg

alkemical
02-08-2011, 06:55 AM
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/february042011/globaltemp.php#

Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms
Terrence Aym Salem-News.com

Superstorms can also cause certain societies, cultures or whole countries to collapse. Others may go to war with each other.

bronco militia
02-08-2011, 07:45 AM
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/february042011/globaltemp.php#

Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms
Terrence Aym Salem-News.com

Superstorms can also cause certain societies, cultures or whole countries to collapse. Others may go to war with each other.

I figured it was global warming...

Ha!

baja
02-08-2011, 10:34 AM
I figured it was global warming...

Ha!

It is but let's call it by a better name, global climate change.

bronco militia
02-08-2011, 10:40 AM
It is but let's call it by a better name, global climate change.

call it what ever you like....just stay away from Petro and my magnets Ha!

alkemical
02-08-2011, 12:08 PM
http://designyoutrust.com/2011/02/08/gonzo-a-graphic-biography-of-hunter-s-thompson/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dyt+%28Design+You+Trust%29

Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

<img src="http://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Untitled-1.jpg">

alkemical
02-08-2011, 12:09 PM
call it what ever you like....just stay away from Petro and my magnets Ha!

****, magnets? How do they work?

gyldenlove
02-08-2011, 12:35 PM
****, magnets? How do they work?

its magic.

baja
02-08-2011, 12:37 PM
****, magnets? How do they work?

Law of Attraction.

bronco militia
02-08-2011, 01:44 PM
****, magnets? How do they work?

Ha!

what about rainbows?!?!

alkemical
02-08-2011, 01:50 PM
Ha!

what about rainbows?!?!

Blame unicorns.

bronco militia
02-08-2011, 01:55 PM
Blame unicorns.


ahhhh! breading jaggalos!

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/images/pregnant-icp-insane-clown-posse-at-memorial-hall.4874257.0.jpg

alkemical
02-08-2011, 02:03 PM
ahhhh! breading jaggalos!

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/images/pregnant-icp-insane-clown-posse-at-memorial-hall.4874257.0.jpg

NOOOOOOO!!!!!

alkemical
02-09-2011, 09:11 AM
Jessica Dailey
SolarWindow with Clear Spray-On Film Could Generate 300% More Energy Than Solar Panels

http://inhabitat.com/solarwindow-with-clear-spray-on-film-could-generate-300-more-energy-than-solar-panels/

alkemical
02-10-2011, 06:38 AM
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/02/airborne-anomalies-rethinking-atmospheric-lifeforms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=airborne-anomalies-rethinking-atmospheric-lifeforms

This article intrigues me, due to my position of thinking of other life forms that may exist, that we don't understand:

I had always had a posit for an idea that if there were beings on venus, being a "light" based being might make more sense than our concept of a "carbon" based life form.

The idea of "creatures" not know is an exciting and interesting brain food to help power the imagination.

alkemical
02-10-2011, 01:18 PM
http://disinfo.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/the-united-states-of-shame-29689-1295890145-21.jpg

alkemical
02-10-2011, 01:20 PM
http://inhabitat.com/finca-bellavista-highflying-treehouses-nestled-in-the-rainforest-canopy/finca-bella-vista-village-8-2/?extend=1

awesome tree houses

alkemical
02-11-2011, 07:03 AM
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2011/arp147/

Giant Ring of Black Holes

http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2011/arp147/arp147_w1.jpg

alkemical
02-14-2011, 10:37 AM
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/4046/the-undead-may-influence-biodiversity-emissions

EAST LANSING: New research sheds light on how microorganisms are able to 'hibernate' for long periods of time. This unique ability affects entire ecosystems on Earth, and could have implications for the transport of organisms between planets.

It’s commonly known, at least among microbiologists, that microbes have an additional option to living or dying - dormancy. What isn’t known, however, is how large numbers of dormant microorganisms affect the natural environments when they act as microbial seed banks.

“Only a tiny fraction is metabolically active at any given time,” said lead author Jay Lennon, who is affiliated with Michigan State University’s (MSU) Kellogg Biological Station and MSU’s AgBioResearch. “How would our environment be altered, in terms of carbon emissions, nutrient cycling and greenhouse gases such as nitrous oxide, by dramatic increases or decreases in the dormancy of microbes?”

alkemical
02-14-2011, 10:39 AM
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2048885,00.html

Why Biofuels Help Push Up World Food Prices

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2048885,00.html#ixzz1Dxa0uJv6

alkemical
02-14-2011, 10:56 AM
http://www.kurzweilai.net/ibm-device-uses-light-for-communication

IBM scientists create ultra-fast device that uses light for communication between computer chips

Odysseus
02-15-2011, 12:16 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/online-life-harms-civility-creates-aggressive-personality-psychiatrist/story?id=12771299

Are Online Actions Leading to Offline Anger?

As a psychiatrist, Aboujaoude said he sees many patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and the behavioral shifts brought about by Internet use. In 2006, he and other Stanford researchers published the results of a major study on problematic Internet habits that included more than 2,500 adults.

But Aboujaoude said that the dangers of the e-personality don't just apply to those with the most extreme Internet habits. Potentially, he said, everyone who connects to the Web is changed.

"Society at large is becoming a more angry, uncivil place," he said, pointing to the violent rhetoric that preceded the recent tragedy in Tucson and the vitriol surrounding the health care law debates last summer. "We should ask ourselves if one reason we've become so uncivil is because of what we do online and how we act on our blogs and in our chat rooms."

His arguments echo those of Nicholas Carr, who recently published "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains." Aboujaoude says the fast-moving, information-overloaded Internet conditions people to become impulse-driven, impatient and unfocused.

What? Huh?

Odysseus
02-15-2011, 12:56 AM
http://inhabitat.com/finca-bellavista-highflying-treehouses-nestled-in-the-rainforest-canopy/finca-bella-vista-village-8-2/?extend=1

awesome tree houses

This is cool! :thumbsup:

alkemical
02-15-2011, 11:06 AM
http://open.salon.com/blog/emagill/2010/04/09/top_10_logical_fallacies_in_politics


We need to overcome these traps to solve our problems.

alkemical
02-15-2011, 11:07 AM
What? Huh?

Does online behaviour result in "real world" behaviour action?

alkemical
02-15-2011, 02:26 PM
HOLY SHAITE


http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/13/snapdragon-bites-back-qualcomm-announces-a-quad-core-2-5ghz-chipset-for-mobile-devices/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

’ve been writing about the mobile industry for a few years now, and there’s one thing that still blows my mind each and every day: the rate at which these companies are able to make new feel old. Everytime something comes along and rocks our world, someone else in the industry responds with “Oh yeah? Well our new thing is twice as fast! And twice as efficient! Oh, and ours is completely powered by the laughter of unicorns! Beat that!”

And then someone does.

Just 3 weeks ago, a document leaked out NVIDIA detailing the Tegra 3, a 1.5 GHz, Quad-Core chipset for smart phones and tablets. Madness, right? Texas Instruments responded with their own quad-core chipset — except theirs clocked in at 2 Ghz.

Now it’s Qualcomm’s turn. Their rebuttal? 4 cores, each running at a theoretical maximum of 2.5 GHz. Punch it, Chewie!

Arkie
02-15-2011, 02:50 PM
Idaho's problem is a good thing.

http://disinfo.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/the-united-states-of-shame-29689-1295890145-21.jpg

baja
02-15-2011, 02:56 PM
HOLY SHAITE


http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/13/snapdragon-bites-back-qualcomm-announces-a-quad-core-2-5ghz-chipset-for-mobile-devices/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

’ve been writing about the mobile industry for a few years now, and there’s one thing that still blows my mind each and every day: the rate at which these companies are able to make new feel old. Everytime something comes along and rocks our world, someone else in the industry responds with “Oh yeah? Well our new thing is twice as fast! And twice as efficient! Oh, and ours is completely powered by the laughter of unicorns! Beat that!”

And then someone does.

Just 3 weeks ago, a document leaked out NVIDIA detailing the Tegra 3, a 1.5 GHz, Quad-Core chipset for smart phones and tablets. Madness, right? Texas Instruments responded with their own quad-core chipset — except theirs clocked in at 2 Ghz.

Now it’s Qualcomm’s turn. Their rebuttal? 4 cores, each running at a theoretical maximum of 2.5 GHz. Punch it, Chewie!

Here's why things are moving so fast.

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alkemical
02-21-2011, 11:21 AM
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=ANA20110221&articleId=23303

Genetic Engineering: Scientists warn of link between dangerous new pathogen and Monsanto’s Roundup

Rohirrim
02-21-2011, 11:28 AM
Monsanto marches on.

alkemical
02-21-2011, 11:31 AM
Monsanto marches on.

I've been helping a lot of people up my way getting starting on gardening (both soil and water media).

It's amazing to see how much people are starting to turn their backs and reject some of these companies...I just don't know how much good it will do.

alkemical
02-21-2011, 02:27 PM
http://www.blacklistednews.com/index.php?news_id=12789

Monsanto Shifts ALL Liability to Farmers

Monsanto's Technology Stewardship Agreement shifts responsibility to growers for any and all losses, injury or damages resulting from the use of Monsanto seeds. There is no expiration date on the contract. The grower may terminate the contract, but: "Grower's responsibilities and the other terms herein shall survive..."

This includes contamination of other farms. Growers are purchasing seed for Spring planting right now. Alfalfa, America's 4th largest crop, is a particular problem because it is a perennial plant and the seeds may lie dormant in the ground for 10-20 years, and WILL contaminate non-GM plants. Contaminated alfalfa cannot be recalled from the environment. The liability burden can follow the grower for decades. Farmers must be made aware of the danger of being sued before they plant GM crops (especially alfalfa because it is used for cattle feed and will affect dairy farmers).

Currently, Australian organic farmer Steve Marsh, who lost his organic certification due to contamination, is suing his GM crop-growing neighbor for the GM contamination.
Contamination of processing equipment is another risk.

There is evidence from India that GM crops are linked to livestock deaths. The Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement contract holds growers responsible for injuries, so this is another potential consequence for farmers planting Monsanto GM crops to consider.
The Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement has another clause that farmers will find disturbing: it appears that the growers agree that in order to sell their farm, the new purchaser must also sign a Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement. According to a top real estate broker, the contract places a covenant, condition or restriction (CCR) on the farmer's land:

"GROWER AGREES: To accept and continue the obligations of this Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement on any new land purchased or leased by Grower that has Seed planted on it by a previous owner or possessor of the land; and to notify in writing purchasers or lessees of land owned by Grower that has Seed planted on it that the Monsanto Technology is subject to this Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement and they must have or obtain their own Monsanto Technology/Stewardship Agreement."

Rohirrim
02-21-2011, 02:33 PM
Here you will find behind-the-scenes details about how a large share of America’s milk supply has quietly become adulterated with the effects of a synthetic hormone (bovine growth hormone, or BGH) secretly injected into cows…and how pressure from the hormone maker Monsanto led Fox TV to fire two of its award-winning reporters and sweep under the rug much of what they discovered but were never allowed to broadcast.

After a five-week trial and six hours of deliberation which ended August 18, 2000, a Florida state court jury unanimously determined that Fox "acted intentionally and deliberately to falsify or distort the plaintiffs' news reporting on BGH." In that decision, the jury also found that Jane's threat to blow the whistle on Fox's misconduct to the FCC was the sole reason for the termination... and the jury awarded $425,000 in damages which makes her eligible to apply for reimbursement for all court costs, expenses and legal fees.

Fox appealed and prevailed February 14, 2003 when an appeals court issued a ruling reversing the jury, accepting a defense argument that had been rejected by three other judges on at least six separate occasions. CLICK HERE for more details on latest ruling. CLICK HERE to view how Fox13 reported the ruling.

The whistle-blowing journalists, twice refused Fox offers of big-money deals to keep quiet about what they knew, filed their landmark lawsuit April 2, 1998 and survived three Fox efforts to have their case summarily dismissed. It is the first time journalists have used a whistleblower law to seek a legal remedy for being fired by for refusing to distort the news. Steve and Jane are now considering an appeal to the Florida state Supreme Court.

http://www.foxbghsuit.com/

alkemical
02-21-2011, 05:13 PM
This is appalling.

alkemical
02-21-2011, 05:32 PM
$3 for a head of lettuce today in my grocery store. My friend that runs a sub shop just paid $70/case of tomatos.