Month: September 2015

Will quantum entanglement solve limiting issues of distance latency and propagation delay

The biggest issue holding back the virtual reality applications of the future (ie. William Gibson’s Matrix from Neuromancer) is not more bandwidth or fatter pipes, but rather issues of distance latency and propagation delay. Although the speed of light seems infinitely fast, it isn’t, especially when sending signals thousands of kilometers. The bottom line is that the speed of light is too slow….we need to figure out ways to send information faster in order to further evolve our long distance communications technology.   Tech which is based on the propagation of transverse electromagnetic waves at fractions of the speed of light will NEVER be able to support a small enough reference frame in time to make the grade for the next generation of client/server apps, let alone a virtual reality of shared consciousness (the Matrix) which would require the transmitting of human thought in real time.   Could quantum entanglement be the foundational tech of a zero-latency instantaneous Internet of the future? Maybe, and if so the possibilities are…………….INFINITE ;)

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Importing photos from Samsung Galaxy to Ubuntu 14.04 using Shotwell

Shotwell provides a pretty nice interface for a picture import and organization utility in Ubuntu 14.04.  Shotwell is easily installable via Ubuntu Software Centre and although not as full featured as some more expensive apps, it does a good job for a great price (free!). One issue I had when I first started using Shotwell was a problem with the app capturing the USB device for the Android/Samsung Galaxy S5.  I received the error message “Shotwell Unable to fetch previews from the camera: Could not claim the USB device (-53)” The problem was resolved by unmounting the Android/Samsung Galaxy device in Nautilus by clicking on the eject (down arrow) icon next to Android device, or from a terminal window using mount/umount command line...

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AI People Zoo

Please stop strong AI research immediately. Anything strong AI can do to help human beings, we should be doing for ourselves. We are here to live and learn, not have machines do everything for us. When I say “Strong AI” that could be taken GENERALLY to differentiate computer programs which use iterative processing to improve performance, verses computer programs which can then permanently integrate the results of those process improvements into it’s base code without human intervention or approval…or basically the ability for a robot to change it’s own programming as it sees fit. Let your imagination run with...

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Vision Green 2015

“Canadian voters who care about the environment above other issues will likely vote for Green Party candidates in the upcoming election. The recently released Green Party platform, Vision Green, covers everything from Arctic strategy to zero waste. It addresses important issues such as “Railways—re-establishing the national dream,” and “Reporting the well-being of the nation more accurately.”” – Ole Hendrickson/via Common Dreams

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Standard tuning – A=432Hz versus A=440Hz versus A=444Hz

“In modern history in particular, there has been what Dr. Len Horowitz has referred to as the strategic “militarization” of music. This happened in 1939 when the tuning of the note ‘A above Middle C’ to 440 Hz was adopted in the world of music. In 1910 an earlier push to effect the same change was met with limited success. Three decades later, the British Standards Institute (BSI) adopted the A=440Hz standard following staunch promotion by the Rockefeller-Nazi consortium—“at the precise time WWII preparations were being finalized by the petrochemical-pharmaceutical war financiers.”[i] This was the year that A=440 became...

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Murder Inc and “Operation Here’s Your Freedom”

Stop the bombing and slow the growing of new terrorists…that part is simple. Darkness can’t drive out darkness. Then stop funding ISIL…the sick perversion of US/NATO military industry supposedly “losing” large amounts of arms to ISIL, or otherwise supplying in order to have an enemy to fight, and to make a more challenging adversary also which drives innovation of our so called “defense” technology…the geo-political analogy of a gangster hillbilly with both barrels blazing wishing for a bigger gun…addicted to the rush of war and smell of gunpowder. Maybe virtual reality can eventually help replace that vice?And the draining effect on society of constantly devoting so much energy to becoming better fighters and killers….instead of becoming say, better clean energy producers….or better healthcare providers….or better global community cooperators in times of international crisis to help our most suffering in the world together as ONE human people. But theres no money for that because we’re spending too much (~$550 million+ in Syria bombing campaign) to kill people. Its just a decision…Canadian peacekeepers….we don’t need to go along with sinister US imperialism…the petrodollar is coming down, China and Russia are not afraid and are wisely doing their own thing with BRICS…we should all be thankful for Putin who knows the truth, and the US is more and more being exposed for the atrocities a few shitty Americans have committed on a...

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