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Old 07-30-2009, 07:34 AM   #1926
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Massive US Terrorism Simulation Involving Foreign Agencies Begins Today
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:49 AM   #1927
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The Merging of Ourselves and Our Avatars

With each generation of avatar, they will become more life-like, growing in realism, pressing the limits of autonomy as we become more and more reliant on them for experiencing the world. The avatar will become an extension of ourselves. The pain that we feel is the same pain that they feel, and vice versa. Like symbiotic twins separated only by a dimension or two, we are destined to become one with our avatars.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:54 AM   #1929
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The food dye that gives blue M&Ms their colour can help mend spinal injuries, researchers have claimed after tests on rats.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:57 AM   #1930
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The food dye that gives blue M&Ms their colour can help mend spinal injuries, researchers have claimed after tests on rats.
God I love medical research articles. The **** we're finding out about the human body every day is nothing short of amazing.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:02 AM   #1932
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Too much networking?

Are geeks guilty of groupthink? A network expert argues that less social networking would produce more radical innovation on the Internet.

"An overabundance of connections over which information can travel too cheaply can reduce diversity, foster groupthink, and keep radical ideas from taking hold," Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, director of the Information + Innovation Policy Research Center at the National University of Singapore, writes in this week's issue of the journal Science.

That may be one of the reasons why much of the open-source software currently being produced is rarely altered in anything more than an incremental manner, Mayer-Schönberger says.

"The basic point that I'm trying to make is ... how do we get to the next stage of the Internet, the new-generation Internet, the radical innovation, rather than another dot release on the Firefox browser?" he told me today.

Mayer-Schönberger is focusing on the open-source software community because the perils of groupthink are well-known in the commercial world. Once a complicated piece of software catches hold in the market, there's often a "lock-in effect" that freezes out radical changes in that software.

"Every radical change gives the users the opportunity to make a switch to a potential competitor's product, and as a vendor, you don't like that - except if you're Apple," Mayer-Schönberger said. (Apple can rely on a dedicated following that will be quick to adopt radical innovations, such as the iPhone, he explained.)
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:03 AM   #1933
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Yahoo Gives In to Microsoft, Gives Up on Search
July 29th, 2009

Via: Business Week:

Ever since Microsoft (MSFT) made its $45 billion bid for Yahoo (YHOO) in early 2008, it was clear the software giant was serious about taking on arch-rival Google (GOOG) in the lucrative Internet search business. And now, after more than a year of more limited talks after Yahoo denied that bid, it seems Microsoft has achieved its goal. If reports of an impending deal between the companies prove true, Microsoft will emerge as the clear No. 2 player in search.

In a deal that presages its departure from a market it once dominated, Yahoo will essentially scrap its own efforts to best Google in search and instead rely on Microsoft’s recently debuted Bing search engine, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and the BoomTown blog. Ads placed next to those search results would be served up not by Yahoo’s ad platform, dubbed Panama, but by a Microsoft technology called AdCenter, says another report from Advertising Age. Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz “is essentially giving up on search,” says Danny Sullivan, editor of Search Engine Land.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:08 AM   #1934
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A groundbreaking Caltech experiment may detect quantum physics where classical mechanics has ruled sovereign.

ow, post-doc Matt LaHaye and his colleagues at the California Institute of Technology have built a miniature structure that can help them detect whether an object made of 10 billion atoms exhibits quantum properties. The specific property currently under study is a phenomenon called “quantized energy.” On the human scale, oscillating objects, like a pendulum, have a continuous energy curve, progressing from 100 percent of their possible energy to zero and back. But atoms oscillate between clear energy states—for example, an atom could have 100 percent energy or zero, but nowhere in between. They have quantized energy.

Keith Schwab, a co-author of the study, posited some years ago that if oscillating objects larger than atoms have quantized energy levels, too, one should be able to detect them by engineering the correct interaction with an atom-like system. By looking at how the energy levels of the atom change when it is coupled with an oscillating object, scientists could deduce the oscillating object’s energy levels, or quanta. At long last, Schwab, LaHaye, and colleagues, including Michael Roukes, co-director of Caltech’s Kavli Nanoscience Institute, have built a device that can do such an experiment.

On a silicon chip, they have created, side by side, a nanoscale aluminum bridge and a small loop of superconductor (a “Cooper pair box”) that acts like an artificial “atom.” This “atom” serves as a “qubit,” taking one of two states, like a quantum version of the binary bits in a computer. The bridge—made of 10 billion atoms—vibrates side to side when a current is applied, while the qubit jumps between its energy levels. Both generate electric fields, which are so close that they in turn interact with each other, allowing the movement of the bridge to telegraph the energy levels of the qubit.

The researchers’ first test, published recently in Nature, is a proof of principle: If they could deduce the atom’s quanta from the bridge’s vibrations, they would have proof that they could turn the experiment around and use the atom’s vibrations to measure the quanta of the bridge. And lo and behold, nested within the readouts from the bridge were the signatures of the qubit state, clear as day.

These results have something of a fairytale quality for the researchers. “These experiments sound like thought experiments you see in books, ones that when you build them won’t work,” Schwab says. “But what we’re realizing is that these work.”
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:11 AM   #1935
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The Heart Attack Grill: Where You Can Eat Free If You Weigh Over 350 Lbs.

Posted by Jasmin Ramsey, PULSE at 2:00 PM on July 27, 2009.

A restaurant has launched an anti-health rebellion, serving Quadruple Bypass Burgers (8,000 calories) and Flatliner Fries cooked in pure lard.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:19 AM   #1936
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Government virus expert paid £116k by swine flu vaccine manufacturers

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz0MlRMZjkH
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“Adventures of a Would-Be Arms Dealer" is an intriguing eight-page comic taking from the annual Small Arms Survey. In a graphic adaptation of real events, the protagonist goes from Rwanda to Cyprus to the Channel Islands in order to set up an illegal arms deal. The task involves sharing some beers with a drunken Rwandan Defense Ministry employee, chatting on his cellphone, and learning that bullets go for 75 cents in Somalia.


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Old 07-30-2009, 10:53 AM   #1938
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Strange New Air Force Facility Energizes Ionosphere, Fans Conspiracy Flames
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Ohio witness photographs triangle UFO

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Glass leaf 'sweats' to generate electricity
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THE Pentagon's enthusiasm for non-lethal crowd-control weapons appears to have stepped up a gear with its decision to develop a microwave pain-infliction system that can be fired from an aircraft.

The device is an extension of its controversial Active Denial System, which uses microwaves to heat the surface of the skin, creating a painful sensation without burning that strongly motivates the target to flee. The ADS was unveiled in 2001, but it has not been deployed owing to legal issues and safety fears.
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The average fuel efficiency of the US vehicle fleet has risen by just 3 miles per gallon since the days of the Ford Model T, and has barely shifted at all since 1991.

Those are the conclusions reached by Michael Sivak and Omer Tsimhoni at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor. They analysed the fuel efficiency of the entire US vehicle fleet of cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses from 1923 to 2006.
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YouTube video of the late Carl Sagan explaining the '4th Dimension'

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Old 07-30-2009, 01:29 PM   #1945
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Too much networking?

Are geeks guilty of groupthink? A network expert argues that less social networking would produce more radical innovation on the Internet.

"An overabundance of connections over which information can travel too cheaply can reduce diversity, foster groupthink, and keep radical ideas from taking hold," Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, director of the Information + Innovation Policy Research Center at the National University of Singapore, writes in this week's issue of the journal Science.

That may be one of the reasons why much of the open-source software currently being produced is rarely altered in anything more than an incremental manner, Mayer-Schönberger says.

"The basic point that I'm trying to make is ... how do we get to the next stage of the Internet, the new-generation Internet, the radical innovation, rather than another dot release on the Firefox browser?" he told me today.

Mayer-Schönberger is focusing on the open-source software community because the perils of groupthink are well-known in the commercial world. Once a complicated piece of software catches hold in the market, there's often a "lock-in effect" that freezes out radical changes in that software.

"Every radical change gives the users the opportunity to make a switch to a potential competitor's product, and as a vendor, you don't like that - except if you're Apple," Mayer-Schönberger said. (Apple can rely on a dedicated following that will be quick to adopt radical innovations, such as the iPhone, he explained.)
I sometimes think this place is rotting with group think. How do you show a person how to break a pattern of thinking that outside of a few sentences in cyber space is "working" for them. How many failed lives touch these pages and walk away unstained by anything or anyone.

I don't think the next advance is technology only. I think people have to evolve past the stage of thinking they are right and actually going back to asking the original questions we all know from deep in our hearts. We are too segmented right now. We struggle to connect on the smallest things.
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Here ya go Josh....can't get much more odd than this guy. It's said that when he appeared on Coast To Coast AM people actually became ill after listening to his segment.

May I present: Benjamin Creme



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Here ya go Josh....can't get much more odd than this guy. It's said that when he appeared on Coast To Coast AM people actually became ill after listening to his segment.

May I present: Benjamin Creme



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=howKu4kx_o8
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmAE6esXyL8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTYdwDBjOaY
I'm familiar with him/this story. I'm interested, but not sure.
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Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Monolith Structure Captured On NASA Mars Orbiter Camera



dailymail.co.uk - An image of what appears to be a mysterious rocky monument on Mars has excited space junkies around the world.

The 'monolith', was snapped from 165 miles away using a special high resolution camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:00 AM   #1949
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Monolith Structure Captured On NASA Mars Orbiter Camera



dailymail.co.uk - An image of what appears to be a mysterious rocky monument on Mars has excited space junkies around the world.

The 'monolith', was snapped from 165 miles away using a special high resolution camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
That wouldn't be the Mars orbiter would it?
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That wouldn't be the Mars orbiter would it?
I'm not sure i understand your question.
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