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« Reply #3360 on: Feb 14th, 2018, 12:44pm »

Please dont let me rain on the parade, but this could end up being a very costly enterprise. If any gift must be endowed, perhaps it should be something small, easily posted. i.e a bookmark or the like.
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« Reply #3361 on: Feb 14th, 2018, 3:26pm »

South China Morning Post

A beam, a bomb and a burning question: could China be rebooting a nuclear doomsday device?

Chinese researchers are experimenting with a highly radioactive isotope that could be used to dramatically worsen the fallout from a standard atomic weapon

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018, 10:33pm

A state-backed physics experiment using a rare metal could help China’s military develop highly radioactive “salted” nuclear bombs that can lay waste to vast areas for months, according to nuclear scientists.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced on the weekend that scientists at a heavy ion research facility in Lanzhou in northwestern Gansu province had fired superheated beams of a radioactive isotope of tantalum, a heavy metal that can be added to a nuclear warhead to increase the release of radioactive fallout.

The academy said scientists accelerated the ionised atoms of tantalum 181 to record levels repeatedly as part of an experiment for some military engineering projects to “meet a critical strategic demand of China’s national defence”.
Du Guanghua, a researcher involved in the tantalum beam project at the academy’s Institute of Modern Physics in Lanzhou, confirmed that the project had military applications but declined to give details.

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« Reply #3362 on: Feb 14th, 2018, 4:42pm »

on Feb 14th, 2018, 3:26pm, WingsofCrystal wrote:
South China Morning Post

A beam, a bomb and a burning question: could China be rebooting a nuclear doomsday device?

Chinese researchers are experimenting with a highly radioactive isotope that could be used to dramatically worsen the fallout from a standard atomic weapon

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018, 10:33pm

A state-backed physics experiment using a rare metal could help China’s military develop highly radioactive “salted” nuclear bombs that can lay waste to vast areas for months, according to nuclear scientists.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced on the weekend that scientists at a heavy ion research facility in Lanzhou in northwestern Gansu province had fired superheated beams of a radioactive isotope of tantalum, a heavy metal that can be added to a nuclear warhead to increase the release of radioactive fallout.

The academy said scientists accelerated the ionised atoms of tantalum 181 to record levels repeatedly as part of an experiment for some military engineering projects to “meet a critical strategic demand of China’s national defence”.
Du Guanghua, a researcher involved in the tantalum beam project at the academy’s Institute of Modern Physics in Lanzhou, confirmed that the project had military applications but declined to give details.

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http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2133385/beam-bomb-and-burning-question-could-china-be-rebooting-nuclear

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yikes, this is what cutting edge science does ?

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"yikes, this is what cutting edge science does ?

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Yikes is right!

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« Reply #3364 on: Feb 14th, 2018, 5:09pm »

on Feb 14th, 2018, 12:44pm, thelmadonna wrote:
Please dont let me rain on the parade, but this could end up being a very costly enterprise. If any gift must be endowed, perhaps it should be something small, easily posted. i.e a bookmark or the like.



Hey thelmadonna,

I thought any gift would be an imaginary one (like my favorite Volatile light saber in SWTOR). Not an actual gift in the physical realm.

But I could be wrong.

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« Reply #3365 on: Feb 14th, 2018, 6:23pm »

on Feb 14th, 2018, 5:04pm, WingsofCrystal wrote:
"yikes, this is what cutting edge science does ?

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Yikes is right!

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Maybe I should of sent you this,
long time ago,
maybe time needs to be mended,
or is it me, who needs to be mended.
you decide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8814hTAdxM

I suspect i just sended,
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« Reply #3366 on: Feb 14th, 2018, 6:49pm »

This salt and pepper shaker set is out of this world

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If you’re still waiting for extraterrestrials to successfully complete their rescue mission (AKA your abduction) we feel your pain. And so do many others, so why not pour some salt in the wound with this alien shaker set?

The alien figure measures 4″ deep and 7.5″ tall. Plus, the glass shakers easily detach from the holder and can even be hand washed. Additionally, each alien is hand painted and polished to really give it that extraterrestrial glow up. So while you guide the salt or pepper over your dish, you can confidently play Elliot in E.T.

The alien salt and pepper shaker set is available through Amazon for just $19.94. Don’t be surprised if Fox Mulder shows up to peer through your kitchen window while you eat.

Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Terrestrial-Figurine-Kitchen-Hosting-Hobbyist/dp/B01AQBPC1O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1518625182&sr=8-3&keywords=alien+kitchen+accessories&dpID=41Eq0kvuGrL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&linkCode=sl1&tag=marisadd2-20&linkId=3206730a1c1c4f00bc7a12892f45be2e

https://www.dailydot.com/bazaar/alien-salt-pepper-shaker/

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« Reply #3367 on: Feb 14th, 2018, 7:08pm »

on Feb 14th, 2018, 6:49pm, Swamprat wrote:
This salt and pepper shaker set is out of this world

Marisa Losciale, The Daily Dot
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If you’re still waiting for extraterrestrials to successfully complete their rescue mission (AKA your abduction) we feel your pain. And so do many others, so why not pour some salt in the wound with this alien shaker set?

The salt and pepper shakers measure 4″ deep and 7.5″ tall, so there’s more than enough space for the standard seasonings. Plus, the glass shakers easily detach from the holder and can even be hand washed. Additionally, each alien is hand painted and polished to really give it that extraterrestrial glow up. So while you guide the salt or pepper over your dish, you can confidently play Elliot in E.T.

The alien salt and pepper shaker set is available through Amazon for just $19.94. Don’t be surprised if Fox Mulder shows up to peer through your kitchen window while you eat.

Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Terrestrial-Figurine-Kitchen-Hosting-Hobbyist/dp/B01AQBPC1O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1518625182&sr=8-3&keywords=alien+kitchen+accessories&dpID=41Eq0kvuGrL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&linkCode=sl1&tag=marisadd2-20&linkId=3206730a1c1c4f00bc7a12892f45be2e

https://www.dailydot.com/bazaar/alien-salt-pepper-shaker/



Very nice,
as we all grow old
and
come to grips we our end,
i will oppose the
HAL
and say we are energy, that the universe has not,
forgot about us,
NO
the universe does not wast anything, it
JUSTLY
reuses it as it sees fit.

just like harmony

not even HAL
could disagree with this idea.

this is either the
4
5
6
song i ever learned to play

but it was

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgVTIyoe264

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All You HeteroNormatives Out There..It's Time To Ban Valentines Day..tongue

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This is Going To Be One Serious Case Of Missing Time

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« Reply #3370 on: Feb 15th, 2018, 06:13am »

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'Paramedic ants' observed treating injured comrades

by Ian Sample
13 February 2018

The social insects have been seen cleaning wounds and possibly administering antibiotics to prevent infection

When the battle is done the victors head home, their march broken only to gather the wounded, who are hauled back to base for life-saving treatment.

Not a heroic scene from the second world war, but the daily grind for African Matabele ants, which leave their nests in the hundreds to launch raids on feeding termites – and risk life and limb in the process.

Researchers who study the ants have shown before that the social insects pick up their injured and carry them home. Now, the ants have been spotted caring for their casualties: cleaning their wounds and perhaps even administering antibiotics to fend off infections.

It is an unprecedented glimpse of nursing in nature, a programmed behaviour that significantly reduces deaths in the ant colony. “What we show, for first time in the animal kingdom, is a proper treatment focused on a wound,” said Erik Frank, a behavioural ecologist at the University of Wurzburg. “We have anecdotal observations of wound care in other animals, but none that have been studied scientifically.”

Matabele ants, or Megaponera analis, reach 2cm in length(0.8in) when fully grown, and feed on termites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To find their next meal, the ants bypass the well-defended termite mounds and instead send scouts into the savannah to spot termites feeding on dead plant matter under the ground.

When a scout returns with a termite sighting, the ants prepare a raiding party of up to 600 individuals which head straight for the location. On arrival, the larger ants break through the overlying mud, while the smaller ants swarm in to kill their prey and carry the carcasses home.

The raids are rarely without casualties on the ant side. About a third of the smaller ants that take part in termite hunts lose a leg at some point, courtesy of the termites fighting back and nipping off their limbs. Many ants lose only a single leg, but others are maimed so badly they can no longer stand.

In three years of field experiments in the humid savannah woodland at Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast, the scientists watched more than 200 ant raids on termite feeding grounds. They noticed that ants returning from a hunt performed a swift triage on any casualties they encountered. If the injured had only one or two legs missing, they were picked up and carried home. But if their injuries were much worse, the ants were left behind.

To study the insects more closely, the researchers moved six colonies into artificial nests at the national park’s research lab. There, scientists captured remarkable footage of ants caring for others with missing limbs. “We don’t know if they are just removing dirt from the wound or applying an antimicrobial substance to fight off an infection. But we do know that if they don’t receive the treatment, 80% die within 24 hours. If you allow the treatment for an hour, the ants survive,” said Frank.

Injured ants call for help by sending out distress signals in the form of pheromones. When help arrives, the injured ants tuck in their legs so they can more easily be carried back to the nest. Frank showed that coating dead ants in pheromone summoned helpers, but the ants soon moved on when their fallen comrades failed to tuck into the right position.

The scientists believe a simple rule governs which damaged ants are saved in nature. After battle, the first priority of an injured ant is to stand up into a resting position. From here, it can release pheromones to call for help. “Heavily injured ants cannot get up again, they keep thrashing around, ignoring everything around them,” said Frank. As a result, the most severely injured either fail to call, or do not assume the right position to be carried home, and are left for dead. “It’s very simple, but it enables the ants to triage the injured. If you can stand up you are still useful,” said Frank, whose research appears in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

“One of the fascinating things about ant society is you can get very complex and sophisticated behaviour without any need of cognition or knowledge of what you are doing,” Frank said.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/14/nursing-in-nature-matabele-ants-observed-treating-injured-comrades

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Scientific American

A Compendium of AI-Composed Pop Songs

By David Pogue
Scientific American January 2018 Issue

This month, in my Scientific American column, I wrote about the rise of music and art created by artificial intelligence software. What is art’s value when there’s no longer any effort involved in its creation, or scarcity to limit its ownership?

It’s time to start asking these questions, because already, people are using AI software to compose music for them. I thought I’d take a listen to some examples of AI-composed pop songs to see how far along we are.

• “Daddy’s Car.” Sony’s AI lab has created software called FlowComposer that’s capable of producing a song whose style matches whatever songs you’ve fed into it. (Here are some of its jazz snippets http://www.flow-machines.com/leadsheetgeneration/)

In this case, researchers fed it Beatles songs—and indeed, the result sounds a little Beatles-ish. Note that FlowComposer produced only a lead sheet (that is, a piece of music showing the melody and chord symbols); a human then arranged it for instruments, wrote lyrics, recorded it, and mixed it. There are some fresh and intriguing chord sequences in this song, but also some noodling, aimless ones that don’t really land.

• “Mr. Shadow.” This song, too, was written by FlowComposer, but this time, it was fed songs by American songwriters Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. The recording is so processed electronically that it’s a little hard to assess the composition itself, but once again, the progressions feel fairly random. Unlike an actual song by one of those composers, this one is unlikely to get stuck in your head.

• “Breaking Free.” YouTube singer Taryn Southern wrote the melody and the lyrics to this pop song, making them fit a track composed, “played,” and mixed by an AI background-music service called Amper Music. The result is much catchier and more harmonically coherent than the Sony entries, no doubt because a human did so much more of the work.

In all of these cases, even the most cutting-edge AI can’t yet compose a decent pop song without human help—the more, the better. But these are just the earliest attempts at AI composing software; the tune may be quite different in a few years.

This article was originally published with the title "A Compendium of AI-Composed Pop Songs"

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MOKSHA,

..and say we are energy, that the universe has not,
forgot about us,
NO
the universe does not wast anything, it
JUSTLY
reuses it as it sees fit.

just like harmony

not even HAL
could disagree with this idea.



Indeed not.

Atoms to atoms, quarks to quarks.

Future arrangement to be decided by the Big CPU in the sky.

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Crystal posted an item with this in it.

,,Chinese researchers are experimenting with a highly radioactive isotope that could be used to dramatically worsen the fallout from a standard atomic weapon..

Where would be the logic in doing this ?

What is to be gained if you bomb a place only to make it completely unusable to you for generations to come ?

The wind doesn't care where it takes the poison.

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Left-Wing Origins of ‘Fake News’ Term in TedX Speech ~ Sharyl Attkisson Explains

PJ Media reports that speaking at a TEDx talk at the University of Nevada recently, investigative journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson revealed the left-wing roots of the term “fake news” that became popular during the 2016 election. Attkisson noted that during the election there seemed to be a concerted media effort to focus on “fake news” within conservative media, which made Attkisson suspicious both of this new term and the mainstream media’s sudden attempts to push it to the forefront of the national conversation. She then traced the origin of the word back to the nonprofit organization “First Draft,” which, she says, “appears to be about the first to use ‘fake news’ in its modern context.”

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/02/15/investigative-journalist-explains-left-wing-origins-of-fake-news-term-in-tedx-speech/

During her speech, Attkisson said, “On September 13, 2016, First Draft announced a partnership to tackle malicious hoaxes and fake news reports.” Attkisson continued, “The goal was supposedly to separate wheat from chaff, to prevent unproven conspiracy talk from figuring prominently in internet searches. To relegate today’s version of the alien baby story to a special internet oblivion.” Attkisson noted that shortly after this, President Obama commented on fake news, “He insisted in a speech that he too thought somebody needed to step in and curate information of this wild, wild West media environment,” she said. Attkisson pointed out that at that time, “nobody in the public had been clamoring for any such thing.”

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Attkisson said that soon enough “fake news” was being discussed on a national level, as if the mainstream media had received “its marching orders.” She stated, “Fake news, they insisted, was an imminent threat to American democracy.” Attkisson posed a question, “What if the whole anti-fake news campaign was an effort on somebody’s part to keep us from seeing or believing certain websites and stories by controversializing them or labeling them as fake news?” It was then that Attkisson began to research who was funding organizations such as First Draft, she discovered that one of the first major donors to that particular nonprofit group was Google.

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The journalist warned that the public should be wary of powerful figures attempting to influence their opinion and says that these are the signs the average person should look out for to avoid being manipulated by the mainstream media:

When the media tries to shape or censor facts and opinions rather than report them.

When so many in the media are reporting the same stories, promulgating the same narratives, relying on the same sources — even using the same phrases.


She stated that members of the public should be wary when the mainstream media seems to have a consensus of opinion, “when everybody’s on the same page, it might the result of an organized campaign.”

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