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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:10 am

:shock: Re: http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/8 ... lar-system

"Stephen Hawking has warned aliens could kill humans if we ever try to contact them
as he spoke out about his fears that alien life could conquer Earth."

:idea: Perhaps, Hawking's theorized model for aliens is earth humans. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:19 pm

Re: Quantum Entanglement

:scratch: Say what?!
Well, Quantum Entanglement conjecture ... simplified. :roll:

As I comprehend this entanglement, two particles (e.g., photons) can be given the same identity (including internal motion of sub-particles) when being projected into space. Thereupon (in space), the particles retain that same identity. :roll

However, I had assumed that "entanglement" meant that, once existing in space, one particle could be changed by an external force, causing its identical twin to experience the same change. And this would demonstrate "quantum communication" between entangled particles. 8)

"Entanglement" seems a term more powerful than reality - continuing identity
without subsequent inter-communication is "nothing to write home about". :?

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:55 pm

Further conjecture about "entanglement" ...

:idea: However, even without "quantum communication" (between particles), two particles that react identically to the same external force would be "something to write home about"! Interestingly, a force that "instructs" a paired particle to turn right at the next light would probably yield dissimilar results ... if one particle was in New York and the other particle was in Paris. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:11 pm

:idea: While contemplating Electrical Mischief Programs, ;)
pre-packaged water came to mind. Certain plastic water bottles
are ideal for freezing to provide emergency cooling of food
as well as extra drinking water when it melts. 8)

Freeze several (or more) now :!: if you have concerns about
the reality and proximity of Electrical Mischief Programs.

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:03 pm

Re: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/bri ... ar-AAq2YtM

Certainly, today's technology would allow a Baby Bong, reminiscent of Big Bong! :roll:
After all, familiar city sounds are comforting - even expected for daily schedules.

When Big Bong is better, Baby Bong could be used for special occasions
... or both for memorable bong duets. Let the bongs bow! :roll

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:06 pm

Re: Crypto Currency (digital money)

How can crypto currencies become a stable medium of exchange
when they're promoted as a major investment vehicle ...
with "pyramid-scale" fortunes to be made?!

A disconnect between cart and contents?

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:59 am

Re: Professional sports player kneeling during the U.S. national anthem
(with focus on the symbolism of kneeling on one knee)

:scratch: If a player kneels with both knees, does this communicate
that they are humbled by the flag (and national anthem)
... and treasure their participation in that profession :?:

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Post by Sandy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:29 am

I find it interesting that our American so–called president had more sympathy for white supremists at Charlottesville then he did for the football players who were exercising their constitutional rights to peaceful protest. He certainly didn’t violently condemned the WS's as he has the football players.

If I could get up again, I would be kneeling right there beside the footballers!
Being a good American is confronting the problems and issues plaguing our country and doing something about it. I am completely disgusted by Trumps ridiculous and once again divisive grandstanding!

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:49 am

Sandy,

The conflict is really about the propriety of this protest during a long-cherished national ceremony: the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of a major sports event, events that were intended to be free of political statement. In these venues, the anthem is symbolism of the country that made it possible for the major sporting event to be held (and broadcast worldwide) ... and for players, teams, and sponsors to be financially successful. ;)

The one-knee anti-salute to the country is interpreted by many as a loud FU :shock: ... without opportunity for the country to know the specifics of the protest (which vary from protester to protester) ... and without explanation from the protester of how they would make the country better. The symbolic problem with such protest is that it is more than anti-Trump - it's anti-U.S., a protest more characteristic of non-citizens.

The U.S. appears to be quite divided on the propriety of such protest (I would be standing by the footballers - not kneeling). :salut:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:05 pm

About the one-knee protest ...

Re: https://www.facebook.com/NationInDistre ... 7690831390

According to this Rulebook, the U.S. National Anthem is required along with proper decorum.
Apparently, rules not entirely enforced, considering years-past pre-game activity. :roll:

Bottom line (IMO): the NFL should stop the kneeling and provide a special forum
for players to discuss their non-sports grievances. Let Oprah preside! :roll

:idea: This special forum might become popular shows, highlighting who players are
outside of their sport/profession. While in football, men would dominate,
but women can be represented when other sports are included.

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Post by Sandy » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:17 am

Hi Rod,

Truly, I feel this is one of those cases when it is "much ado about nothing." Americans have become rather thin skinned these days when we must become outraged by the simple act of kneeling. I suspect most of those who knelt/knell love this country every bit as much as "the hand over the heart sing the National Anthem Americans." Who can say who loves and who doesn't? So where do we draw the line???? Do we chastise those who talk and whisper, those who look at their neighbors instead of the flag, those who take a swig of their beer, or those who refuse to take off their hat while the National anthem is being sung? Aren't these things disrespectful too? Maybe we need anthem police to scan the crowds looking for offenders so that they can be thrown out of the stadium for disrespecting the country. :roll: ;) It seems to me that our country is bigger then any symbol and in these later years so much more diverse and complex. But I do like your suggestion here...
Bottom line (IMO): the NFL should stop the kneeling and provide a special forum
for players to discuss their non-sports grievances. Let Oprah preside! :roll

:idea: This special forum might become popular shows, highlighting who players are
outside of their sport/profession. While in football, men would dominate,
but women can be represented when other sports are included.
It seems discussions not just with the footballers but with authorities and representatives of the government, (Oprah too :D ) working in a kind of "think tank" should be able to at least work up some strategies... a place to begin. We need to attack the problem at the source, the actual wound that produces the "blood", peeling back the layers until we find a a place where real solutions can be instrumented. What that is and where that will be I haven't a clue... sigh :?

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:27 pm

Re: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/ ... ds-a-stage

"All the world's a stage ...
Last scene of all ... sans teeth, eyes, taste, everything."

I agree, Sandy, "much ado" ... ;)
inflamed by the media with so much attention to initial protests
... then comes Trump with his "America first!" and patriotism,
promoting and protecting the flag as symbol of the country.

:idea: We should step back and let children enact these plays
while we learn from them how to lessen political combat.

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:55 pm

Re: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... cases.html

Uncanny: The gunman lived in Mesquite, Nevada and had apartment investments in Mesquite, Texas :!:

From the internet: "The psychological concept of the uncanny as something that is strangely familiar,
rather than just mysterious, was perhaps first fixed by Sigmund Freud in his essay Das Unheimliche."

:idea: Speaking of psychology ...

If a "false flag" event (for better gun control), linking Texas via "Mesquite"
has psychological benefit (re: shooting at UT Austin, Kennedy's assassination)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:51 pm

Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/an-act-o ... lling-you/

:scratch: Hmmm ...
Wouldn't there be a significant difference in the trajectory of bullets
fired from the 32nd floor and/or from the 4th floor :?: :!:

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Post by happyrain » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:02 pm

Hi Rod,

I thought this was relevant to your post:

https://youtu.be/S1V39YxpWV8

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:29 am

Thanks for the video link!

More non-mainstream reporters are becoming suspicious :!:
But no one (apparently) is discussing bullet trajectories ...
which was years-long focus for the Kennedy assassination :!:
(re: mutiple shooters, not so many floors above ground)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:55 pm

:sunflower: About the hippocampus (not Hippo Edu :roll: ) ...

While contemplating "On The Hippocampus" of Scientific American's Innovators magazine
and its reference to "Patient H.M.", curiosity inspired quick morning research:

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocampus

"The second major line of thought relates the hippocampus to memory. Although it had historical precursors, this idea derived its main impetus from a famous report by William Beecher Scoville and Brenda Milner describing the results of surgical destruction of the hippocampi (in an attempt to relieve epileptic seizures), in Henry Molaison, known until his death in 2008 as "Patient H.M." The unexpected outcome of the surgery was severe anterograde and partial retrograde amnesia; Molaison was unable to form new episodic memories after his surgery and could not remember any events that occurred just before his surgery, but he did retain memories of events that occurred many years earlier extending back into his childhood."

Somehow, this brief contemplation suggested the primary role of the hippocampus: The brain's organ that transforms dynamic sensory input to static information (memories). Apparently, this DTS (Dynamic To Static) mechanism filters/synthesizes only that electro/chemical input necessary for the formation of memories, both short- and long-term. Further processing of the static information (and/or where it's stored in the brain) may determine its short/long-term quality.

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:22 pm

:sunny: About buidling the pyramids ...

Re: http://www.pitchforktrader.com/hbasis.html

:idea: The ramp in Picture 1 looks more promising since the slope is constant all the way up and pole leverage
can be used along both sides to push/lift the stone up step by step. Also, A ramp could be used on each side
of the pyramid (or several ramps at lower levels) to speed up construction. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:44 am

:sunny: More conjecture about building the pyramids ...

Re: http://www.pitchforktrader.com/hbasis.html
Note that the pole in Picture 6 has such leverage strength. ;)

Re: https://www.cheops-pyramide.ch/khufu-py ... mbers.html
"average weight of a block was about 2.5 tons" ...
and most building materials were "lightweight" :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:37 pm

Re: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... users.html

Entrepreneur Alert :!:

Direct the phone's front facing camera to the street ahead and display the view near the text being read (or faintly in the background). User will soon adapt to seeing what's ahead at the same time as reading their text message. The brain would process this view like peripheral vision (that can call our attention to whatever when necessary).

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:21 pm

:sunflower: About the hippocampus (not Hippo Edu :roll: ) ...
"While contemplating "On The Hippocampus" of Scientific American's Innovators magazine
and its reference to "Patient H.M.", curiosity inspired quick morning research"
From this magazine, more insight about memory ...

"Remembrance of All Things Past" by James L. McGaugh and Aurora Le Port
"We were able to verify many of her claims by checking a diary that she kept for many years."

"Making Memories Stick" by R. Douglas Fields
"Strong or repeated stimulation strengthens a synapse and somehow signals the nucleus to make the memory permanent."

:idea: Insight: Desire to remember (for example, to be able to record later in a diary) and repeated rehearsal of the day's events (rehearsal even brief or unconscious) sets in motion the necessary brain prerequisites for the permanent memory (re: synapse strengthening).

EZ test: If we consciously note - at that moment - where we place our car keys, we are less likely to forget where they are.

Rod ... :bike: ... (to "note" where your car is parked is a similar test) ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:06 pm

:sunflower: Re: https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/11/1 ... epository/

"The Texas Bullion Depository is the first state-administered bullion depository to be established in the United States."

"The Texas gold depository will create a mechanism to challenge the federal government’s monopoly on money and provides a blueprint for other states to follow."

"The facility will not only provide a secure place for individuals, business, cities, counties, government agencies and even other countries to store gold and other precious metals, the law also creates a mechanism to facilitate the everyday use of gold and silver in business transactions."

A future United State of Texas :?:

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Post by happyrain » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:45 pm

I just hope this is a good thing. Not like what we have now is... I understand the importance of gold. I read somewhere we’re goimg to see a transition in our purchase methods... paperless, bitcoin or even technology implanted in our bodies.

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:57 pm

Happyrain,

Bitcoin technology seems to be the future, but currently this digital money
is extremely vulnerable to speculation and is backed by NOTHING!
China (and others?) may soon back it with gold. 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm

Re: http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-curr ... past-8000/

"Bitcoin is becoming the alternative currency of choice for many in the prepping community."
"At this point it seems like a new crytpocurrency is being started on almost a daily basis."

:cheers: An entertaining new mantra: CYA (Cover Your Apocalypse) :roll:

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