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« Reply #12255 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 10:46am »

on Feb 11th, 2015, 11:26pm, SysConfig wrote:
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By the way..I note Angie not making the famous illuminati gesture sign.
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Hey Sys grin

I always understood that the gesture she is shown in the photo (holding her elbows) is one of unease and self-protection. Hugging herself supposedly shows she feels threatened and uneasy. But I could be full of it.

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« Reply #12256 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 10:50am »

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The Creepy Collective Behavior of Boston Dynamics’ New Robot Dog

By Neel V. Patel

02.11.15








Robotics company Boston Dynamics has a new four-legged addition to its family: a 160-pound quadruped named Spot—and dude is impressive. In a short video posted yesterday, the Google-owned company shows Spot gallivanting with a weird equestrian hop through office corridors, up concrete stairs, and along rocky hills with little trouble. Spot even keeps his balance after being kicked by one of its human overlords. You can almost hear the canine whimper over the drone of his hydraulics.

We’ve seen all of this—admittedly amazing—stuff out of BD’s four-legged robots before. But it gets crazier around the 1:20 mark, when a pair of Spots begin trekking up a hill. Spot Number One starts repeatedly colliding into Spot Number Two—and neither loses balance. After a few seconds and a bit of subtle push-and-shove, they straighten out and walk in parallel again, and then turn together once they reach the top of the hill. This is getting creepy, guys—it looks like these robots are exhibiting the same swarm-like behavior that we see in animals.

We checked in with Iain Couzin, a Princeton biologist and expert in the study of collective animal behavior, to get his take on the robots’ seeming hive mind.

We know from Spot’s reaction to that kick that he can dynamically correct his stability—behavior that’s modeled after biological systems. From what Couzin can tell, the robots’ collective movement is an organic outgrowth of that self-correction. When the two Spots collide at the 1:25 mark, they’re both able to recover quickly from the nudge and continue on their route up the hill. “But the collision does result in them tending to align with one another (since each pushes against the other),” Couzin wrote in an email. “That can be an important factor: Simple collisions among individuals can result in collective motion.”

In Couzin’s research on locusts, for example, the insects form plagues that move together by just barely avoiding collisions. “Recently, avoidance has also been shown to allow the humble fruit fly to make effective collective decisions,” he wrote.

It doesn’t look like Spot is programmed to work with his twin brothers and sisters—but that doesn’t matter if their coordination emerges naturally from the physical rules that govern each individual robot. Clearly, bumping into each other isn’t the safest or most efficient way to get your robot army to march in lock step, but it’s a good start. And it’s relatively easy to imagine several Spots working together in organized ways if the LIDAR sensors fitted on their “heads” were programmed to create avoidance behaviors—like those locusts—rather than simply reacting to collisions.

Spot’s life-like motions are uncanny, but when you add this emergent, collective behavior—which can sometimes be unpredictable—the possibilities get downright scary. Will Spot’s group dynamics stop at the point of swarming like locusts? (Ominous.) Will they cluster into self-protecting balls like sardines? (Less so.) Or could they end up as smart and responsive as humans?

Couzin goes so far as to call this bump-and-grind between Spots One and Two a social interaction. “No matter how primitive, there’s no doubt that these interactions could enhance the decision-making capabilities of such robots when they must make their own, autonomous, decisions in an uncertain world,” he wrote. We’ll just have to hope that decision-making involves not trampling us when a pack of Spots starts stampeding like wildebeest.

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« Reply #12257 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 10:53am »







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« Reply #12258 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 5:30pm »

on Feb 12th, 2015, 10:46am, WingsofCrystal wrote:
Hey Sys grin

I always understood that the gesture she is shown in the photo (holding her elbows) is one of unease and self-protection. Hugging herself supposedly shows she feels threatened and uneasy. But I could be full of it.

Good morning to you Sys and all of our UFOCASEBOOKERS!

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This is true..defensive indeed..or she is having a hot flash in reverse..is the heat on?

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One thing is for sure: The Masonic Order uses the X not only for the revelatory 17th degree of Knights of East and West, but for others as well. In the Royal Arch's Super-Excellent Master's Degree, the First Sign given is the crossing of the hands over the breast/chest. This sign refers to the penalty assessed if any secrets learned are ever divulged.

Then, in the ritual ceremony for the Select Master Degree, the Second Sign is made by crossing the hands and arms just below the neck and dropping them downward quickly. Again, this is a reminder of the disclosure penalty, which is to have the body butchered and quartered.

In the ritual for the Intimate Secretary Degree, an X pattern is employed. Richardson's Monitor of Freemasonry reveals what happens in the Lodge:

The brethren now fall, each on his right knee, and they cross their hands and hold them up so that the thumb of the right hand touches the left temple, and the left thumb the right temple...9


The X as Tumbling Cross and Sex Symbol

In ancient India, the X symbol was equated with the vajra (jewel-phallus). Probably, this is yet another reason why the Masonic Lodge adopted this symbol for many of their ritual activities. Masonry is, in fact, a deviant sex cult.

In her interesting encyclopedia called The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, Barbara Walker calls the symbol the "Cross Saltire" which means literally "tumbling cross" or a cross performing a somersault. In this sense, it is decidedly anti-Christ in nature.



The Church of Scientology, New Age in its beliefs, has as its logo a traditional cross (vertical) integrated with an X, or Cross Saltire.




X as Sign of Death


Finally, as if to signify the somber, ghastly meaning of the letter X in Freemasonry ritual, pomp and circumstance, it should be noted that upon his death, when the departed Mason's body is given a Masonic funeral by the assembled brethren, with his immediate family in attendance, the X again comes into play. The Monitor of the Work, Lectures, and Ceremonies of Ancient Craft Masonry for the Grand Lodge of the State of New York in part describes the ritual and scene prescribed for funerals as follows:

The funeral honors are given by extending the hands toward the grave with the palms up, the brethren repeating in unison:


'To the grave we consign the mortal remains of our deceased brother.' The arms are then crossed over the breast, the left above the right, the fingers touching the shoulders...10

You'll find among the photos and illustrations in this section one of horror novelist Stephen King seeming to emulate exactly this funeral procedure of crossing the arms (X), the fingers touching the opposite shoulder. Is King, the master of death literature, in fact taking on the image of death, the grim reaper? Does King believe that this publicly displayed ritual act by him confers on the famous novelist the "raw spiritual energy" mentioned by Masonic authority Jim Tresner,

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« Reply #12259 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 5:38pm »

Re the robot dogs.

Reminds me of a scene from the book 'Fahrenheit 451'.

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« Reply #12260 on: Feb 12th, 2015, 5:42pm »

on Feb 12th, 2015, 5:38pm, INT21 wrote:
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Reminds me of a scene from the book 'Fahrenheit 451'.

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Great book! And movie well done. I wonder what would happned if they put the AI of at least real Pit Bull and that techie kicked it.. grin

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« Reply #12261 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 10:29am »

GOOD MORNING ALL cheesy





Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based upon the comic book by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons

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« Reply #12262 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 10:48am »

GOOD MORNING CRYSTAL ~ CASEBOOK cool

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« Reply #12263 on: Feb 13th, 2015, 10:58am »

Joe and Jose

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Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".

Ready? Now pay attention....

Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.0 0 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics and emergency hospitals at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps, WIC and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has 9,631 ..00.

Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month Federal Rent Subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for car insurance. Some of that is uninsured motorist insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc..

Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month..

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same elementary school.
Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches, while
Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch.

Jose Illegal's children have an after school ESL program.
Joe Legal's children go home.

Now, when they reach college age, Joe Legal's kids may not get into a State School and may not qualify for scholarships, grants or other tuition help, even though Joe has been paying for State Schools through his taxes, while Jose Illegal's kids "go to the head of the class" because they are a minority.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Do you get it, now?

If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens... You are part of the problem!

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SWAMP ~ QUITE A COMPARISON cool

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Amen Swamprat!

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Hitler finds out about Brian Williams

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New contact lenses will help people see with inbuilt telescope

A tiny device in new contact lenses, aimed at hundreds of thousands of people suffering from age-related eye problems, could increase user's vision nearly three fold



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People with the most common form of sight loss could regain their vision with a new contact lens that has an in-built telescope.

The lens, which could help 500,000 British sufferers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), increases peripheral vision three-fold. It could be available in two years and is safer and cheaper than surgery, Swiss scientists say.

The lens works in conjunction with glasses and is activated by winking. The user winks with their right eye which triggers the lens to zoom in. They wink with their left to turn off the telescope.

AMD is the biggest cause of sight loss in Britain with sufferers losing their ability to see in the centre of their field of vision, making it difficult to read and recognise faces.

Sufferers, therefore, need to use their peripheral vision instead. This ability will be made easier by the contact lenses.

Dame Judi Dench, the actress, suffers from the condition and now says she struggles to read scripts as a result.

Dr Eric Tremblay, a designer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, said the magnifying contacts would allow people with sight loss to read text more easily and see faces.

Presenting a working prototype at an annual science conference in California, he said: “The contact lens has a very thin telescope built into it — it allows you to have magnified vision. So it makes the object that you look at bigger.

“The most compelling reason why you would want to have this is to help people with serious visual problems, such as macular degeneration, or other retinal illnesses where people have severe vision loss.

“In a lot of cases magnification is very useful. So what people usually use are head-mounted telescopes which don’t work for everything.”

The lenses have tiny telescopes built into the centre which work in the same way as looking through binoculars.

To activate the lens, users must be paired with specially adapted glasses that recognise winks, but ignore blinks.

The contact lenses have two apertures, one which is magnified and one normal.

When users shut their right eye, the glasses change the polarisation of light so that it hits the contact lens at the right angle to trigger the magnification effect. A wink with the left eye effectively turns off the telescope.

“It is instant. You wink and the image changes. It rests on the white part of your eye and is quite large and quite thick,” Dr Tremblay added.

There are already glasses on the market for those with AMD which have mounted telescopes, but they tend to look bulky and interfere with social interaction.

They do not track with head movement so users must position the eyes and tilt the head to use them.

Currently, a small telescope can be surgically inserted into the eye but the operation can cost around £6,000.

The new lenses are likely to be far cheaper. The breakthrough was welcomed by charities, which said that it could help sufferers of sight loss with daily tasks, such as driving and reading instructions on medication.

Clara Eaglen, eye health campaigns manager at the Royal National Institute of Blind People, said: “It is encouraging that innovative products such as these telescopic contact lenses are being developed, especially as they aim to make the most of a person’s existing vision.

“Anything that helps to maximise functioning vision is very important as this helps people with sight loss to regain some independence.”

She added: “The more sight someone has, the more they are able to live safe, independent lives. This could mean not having to give up driving, remaining in employment, being able to cook safely and read medication instructions.

“This research is still at an early stage but it will be exciting to watch how it progresses.”

Cathy Yelf, the acting CEO of the Macular Society, said: “There is virtue in having a zoomable contact lens for some people with macular degeneration who have lost their central vision. We will be interested to see how, in practice, it works for people with AMD. With an ageing population, investment in research and new treatments is a pressing issue as there are 600,000 people in the UK with this form of sight loss.”

The research was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in San Jose, California.

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