Kevin's Watch Forum Index
 HomeHome   MemberlistMemberlist   RegisterRegister   SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   FAQFAQ   StatisticsStatistics  SudokuSudoku   Phoogle MapPhoogle Map 
 AlbumAlbum StoresStores   StoresItems Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Random Science News Thread
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10, 11
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> The Loresraat
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Hashi Lebwohl
Director of Data Acquisition

Male
Joined: 06 Jul 2009
Posts: 12102

Thanks: 21
Thanked 110 Times in 106 Posts

Location: UMCPHQ
67712 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Caesure1 Insequent1 UMCPHQ


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter wrote:
Only kidding - good on em! Hope some interesting stuff comes out of it.


By "interesting" I presume you mean "the location of their future Moon Base"?

No, I am not kidding. International agreements notwithstanding, the first country to establish a base on the Moon takes control of the Moon. If it takes 5 missions to deliver the materials necessary to establish such a base then the 6th mission can be used to weaponize it.

_________________
No matter how thinly you slice it, it's still bologna.

What is the secret of Zen? Burn all your Zen books.

If you can't handle losing then you don't deserve to win.

Don Exnihilote wrote:
Hashi, if you thought you were wrong at times, evidently you were mistaken.


Mensa and Intertel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Skyweir
Lord of Light


Joined: 16 Mar 2002
Posts: 15542

Thanks: 17
Thanked 57 Times in 57 Posts

Location: Australia
25950 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Lord's Staff1 Oath of Peace1 Furls Fire


PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cord Hurn wrote:
Skyweir wrote:
https://neurobanter.com/2017/04/19/evidence-for-a-higher-state-of-consciousness-sort-of/

This is fascinating .. I dont understand it all, so if anyone has a specific interest in counsciousness and numerology please translate and interpret.

I gather that one of the findings or implications is that similar neural activity was detected in waking brains as in dreaming brains .. REM sleep .. in fact the suggestion might be that brain activity is higher.



In the link provided by Skyweir was wrote:
Overall, our study adds to a growing body of work - much of which has been led by Carhart-Harris and colleagues - that is now revealing the brain-basis of the psychedelic state. Our data show that a simple measure of neuronal signal diversity places the psychedelic state 'above' the normal waking state, in comparison to the lower diversity found in sleep and anesthesia. Taking this work forward stands to do much more than enhance our understanding of psychedelics. It may help expose how, why - and for whom - psychedelics may help alleviate the appalling suffering of psychiatric disorders like depression. And in the end, it may help us figure out how our normal everyday conscious experiences of the world, and the self, come to be.
After all, everything we experience - even when stone cold sober - is just a kind of 'controlled hallucination.' Our perceptions are just the brain's "best guess" of what's going on, reined in by sensory signals.


It's far from conclusive, as is often the case with ongoing research. It seems to add further likelihood to enhanced consciousness being a result of LSD use (despite this, I've never wanted to try the stuff and still don't). I wish them success in being able to use their research to treat people suffering from depression. That's about all I can think to say on this, Sky.


Cheers Cordy Big Grin
_________________
health and healing

'Smoke me a kipper .. I'll be back for breakfast!'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
samrw3
Bloodguard


Joined: 11 Nov 2008
Posts: 938

Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts


1603 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:


PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Near real-time translators or marketed as "Star Trek" type translators pretty cool stuff:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/star-trek-style-translators-step-closer-to-reality-at-gadget-show/ar-BBS39T6?ocid=ientp
_________________
Don't try to win over the haters. You're not a jackass whisperer...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
I'm Murrin
Aren't you?


Joined: 08 Apr 2003
Posts: 15377

Thanks: 7
Thanked 41 Times in 39 Posts

Location: North East, UK
22747 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Rubber Duck


PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how that stuff works when it's between languages with significantly different sentence structure, like German putting the verb at the end.
_________________
Inspiration Struck.

Mod of the General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Skyweir
Lord of Light


Joined: 16 Mar 2002
Posts: 15542

Thanks: 17
Thanked 57 Times in 57 Posts

Location: Australia
25950 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Lord's Staff1 Oath of Peace1 Furls Fire


PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samrw3 wrote:
Near real-time translators or marketed as "Star Trek" type translators pretty cool stuff:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/star-trek-style-translators-step-closer-to-reality-at-gadget-show/ar-BBS39T6?ocid=ientp


And Sammy transporter tech

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2049048.stm

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/chadorzel/2015/08/19/the-physics-of-star-trek-quantum-teleportation-versus-transporters/amp/
_________________
health and healing

'Smoke me a kipper .. I'll be back for breakfast!'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Vraith
Obligate Metaphor


Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 10385

Thanks: 17
Thanked 97 Times in 94 Posts

Location: everywhere, all the time
29709 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Raver1 Wraith1 Caesure


PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm Murrin wrote:
I wonder how that stuff works when it's between languages with significantly different sentence structure, like German putting the verb at the end.


I don't know, but I'd bet it has memory and predictive algorithms that parallel the same way that you, or I, do when we're talking to people and language-switching. [[only faster...if not now, then soon]].
I was only good enough at German to order meals, talk about the weather, and pick up the waitress...[[well, a little better than that...]] but it ain't the structure that's the hard problem.

_________________
Sig-man, Libtard, Stupid piece of shit, Mr. Reliable, Fucker-user.
------------------------------------------------------

the difference between evidence and sources: whether they come from the horse's mouth or a horse's ass.
-------------------------------------------------------
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
-------------------------------------------------------
the hyperbole is a beauty...for we are then allowed to say a little more than the truth...and language is more efficient when it goes beyond reality than when it stops short of it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fist and Faith
Magister Vitae


Joined: 01 Dec 2002
Posts: 18323

Thanks: 98
Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts


9748 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Foul Duck1 Lord Mhoram's Victory1 2011 Watchies


PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.wired.com/story/malware-dna-hack/
Way too cool!
_________________
We are not required to save the world. We are required to stand up as truly as we can for what we love. -SRD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger Phoogle Map
Fist and Faith
Magister Vitae


Joined: 01 Dec 2002
Posts: 18323

Thanks: 98
Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts


9748 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Foul Duck1 Lord Mhoram's Victory1 2011 Watchies


PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.wired.com/story/malware-dna-hack/
Way too cool!
_________________
We are not required to save the world. We are required to stand up as truly as we can for what we love. -SRD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger Phoogle Map
Vraith
Obligate Metaphor


Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 10385

Thanks: 17
Thanked 97 Times in 94 Posts

Location: everywhere, all the time
29709 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Raver1 Wraith1 Caesure


PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fist and Faith wrote:
https://www.wired.com/story/malware-dna-hack/
Way too cool!


Huh...I don't think I like that if it ends up working. Cuz if they can do that, eventually it will be possible to, for instance, encode a virus in the pattern of a shirt, or put it on your face with your make-up---and infect computers that look at it/take pictures of it. So photo-bombing people's selfies could be much less like photo and much more like bombing, and a new method of terrorism/intelligence gathering/spying...among many other things, by other methods through other sensors.

Interesting parallel, one of the things I'm trying to write and I've talked about before has a twist on that as a fundamental underpinning of what the universe is like.

Another thing---I know I bring this one up a lot, but the book "Mother of Storms" has a thing going on, kinda the reverse---the web is secured and constantly updated by basically "good viruses" [that also exchange info with each other, so are also self-improving]---and, cuz people are plugged in, these critters adapt to improve people's brains/functions.

_________________
Sig-man, Libtard, Stupid piece of shit, Mr. Reliable, Fucker-user.
------------------------------------------------------

the difference between evidence and sources: whether they come from the horse's mouth or a horse's ass.
-------------------------------------------------------
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
-------------------------------------------------------
the hyperbole is a beauty...for we are then allowed to say a little more than the truth...and language is more efficient when it goes beyond reality than when it stops short of it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
samrw3
Bloodguard


Joined: 11 Nov 2008
Posts: 938

Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts


1603 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:


PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astronomers now think the galaxy is "significantly warped at its edges"



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/new-3d-map-of-the-milky-way-shows-we-live-in-a-warped-galaxy/ar-BBTdA2D?ocid=ientp
_________________
Don't try to win over the haters. You're not a jackass whisperer...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Phoogle Map
Avatar
Immanentizing The Eschaton


Joined: 02 Aug 2004
Posts: 56396

Thanks: 72
Thanked 165 Times in 161 Posts

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
24064 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Pantheon Veteran


PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Very Happy

Vraith wrote:
...or put it on your face with your make-up---and infect computers that look at it/take pictures of it.


I'm actually liking that more now... Very Happy

CV Dazzle camouflage just got more interesting. Very Happy

--A
_________________
Don't believe everything you think.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Phoogle Map
Skyweir
Lord of Light


Joined: 16 Mar 2002
Posts: 15542

Thanks: 17
Thanked 57 Times in 57 Posts

Location: Australia
25950 White Gold Dollars
Tokens
HP

User Items:
1 Lord's Staff1 Oath of Peace1 Furls Fire


PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.nowscience.co.uk/single-post/2019/02/03/Mexican-company-converts-avocado-pits-into-completely-biodegradable-plastic

Something awesome out of Mexico yow

Mexican company converts avocado pits into completely biodegradable plastic .. very cool 😎
_________________
health and healing

'Smoke me a kipper .. I'll be back for breakfast!'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kevin's Watch Forum Index -> The Loresraat All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10, 11
Page 11 of 11

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by Earthpower © Kevin's Watch