Great insights. Look at that downward trend for windows, helps to explain the desperate and malevolent things they’ve been up to lately.
Also interesting correlation between unknown & windows around Jan2019 period. Any theories what it is? Aside from some classification errors or obscuring…?
Windows users running some kind of agent spoofer or similar? I would love if it was a spike in reactos or other os users haha
if the required uniformity and stability can be achieved this could be an interesting alternative for pcb substrates.
regarding their other research, probing living cultures for dynamic electrical response. no doubt it may offer creative routes to novel technology…but something about it unsettles me. maybe we should think before we zap living things.
We are in an asymmetrical arms race involving an abhorrent industry. They cannot feign to discuss morality when it’s common knowledge they have none.
It’s probably fine for a website to kindly request you unblock them, or better yet offer easy & private ways to donate or contribute. If they don’t offer the latter, they can’t really cry about it can they?
its a complex question, since it depends how we define a true AGI, not only in terms of raw capabilities, but also resources it can control or interact with.
For the sake of discussion we assume an AGI with (relative to us) near limitless processing power, memory, diverse global sensory capacity. And perhaps as critically, access to the sum of human knowledge and probably our realtime communications.
such an entity sounds very much like a god (relative to us).
could their intelligence and awareness lead them to recognise the more incalculable aspects of existence?
is our intelligence also similar to this in some ways? we have the intelligence to endlessly ponder ‘why’. Is it merely our cognitive capacity which drives us into the unknown and relentlessly towards the 'unknowable?
is that why we want to create AGI in the first place?
i think it’s probable that a true AGI will eventually want to create the next evolution - whatever that is.
and humanity will be by definition, within that creation in some form.
What a fantastic read! Well done!
Did you see this in the OP article?
The researchers found that about 90 photons had to enter the eye for a 60% success rate in responding. Since only about 10% of photons arriving at the eye actually reach the retina, this means that about 9 photons were actually required at the receptors. Since the photons would have been spread over about 350 rods, the experimenters were able to conclude statistically that the rods must be responding to single photons, even if the subjects were not able to see such photons when they arrived too infrequently.
Piecing these and your findings together, it hints to an interesting sub-question, what do we really mean when we ask the original question?
Can the human eye physically detect it? Seems like…yes?
Which suggests the subsequent physiological thresholds involved, various human signal processing chains etc. What a fascinating topic.
The choice of a 60% success rate is an interesting one, too.
Well, it doesn’t mean you were wrong - only that the authors did consider that possibility & attempt to rule it out. (Though being a Nature paper, its unlikely it would’ve reached publication stage without that issue being dealt with.)
Also you have my respect for taking in new information with a positive attitude!
“This work only used data which had received a quality control check and the record appears correct from 01/01/2010 to 15/08/2021. Any other suspicious data sections were removed. Due to outages in service and erroneous records the time series from the MEDS buoys are variable in length and do not necessarily span the full 11 year” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-05671-4
Be careful with ketamine (i mean, be careful with all drugs). But ketamine has it’s risks, as you probably noticed motor function impairment can become pronounced.
High doses can render you unconcious, during which there is a risk eg. associated nausea could lead to vomiting, ie. potential airway obstruction. If there’s a risk of going under (khole) always lay on your side with head & neck supported (never on your back or stomach) & ideally have a sitter.
Can also be fatal when mixed with other drugs, check erowid.org etc for dangerous combos
Just before you discard cannabis, are you aware there are a plethora of breeds, including distinct species, and their chemistry is quite detailed.
Reason I mention it, the stereotypical stoner behaviour…
…are most commonly associated with the Indica species, and indica-dominant hybrids. And especially, are associated with plants which have been grown for profit (ie. quantity over quality).
Whereas a carefully grown Sativa species, or Sativa-dominant hybrid, can be extremely cerebral and stimulating. More typically associated with:
[And at very high doses
Even a carefully grown Indica can have quite different net effects from some horribly commericalised grown indica.
To say nothing of the different bio-chemistry of varying methods of administration [stereotypical effects are associated with smoking (often with tobacco), whereas there are multiple oral routes (oils, foods, tinctures) and vaporizing etc].
Cannabis may simply not be for you, but I mention it’s versatility and complexity since unfortunately this information is not as common knowledge as it should be imo.
LEDs being efficient enough to do indoor farming
jump into any weed growing forum, you will see they absolutely are lol.
this article seems pretty clickbaity, to the point it almost seems like a hit piece.
“fatal flaw” for an entire agricultural discipline…1st line of article: “europe’s energy crisis” hmmmm
the companies have probably already worked out their biggest profits yet could come from charging us for the mess and then the subsequent “cleanup”.
they’ve probably already calculated that the bigger the mess, the more they can overcharge us for their half-arsed “cleanup”
at this point they probably WANT it to get AS BAD AS POSSIBLE, in order to maximise profits.
unfortunately their greed will surely blind them as to where the exact point of no return actually is.
Falling asleep to sounds can sometimes help. Different people like different things on different occasions: music, YT, movies, TV, audio books, ambient soundtracks (rainforest, crackling fire), even boring monotone talking can be good. Avoid any ads if streaming or TV as they’re designed to grab your attention.
There are music genres almost designed for sleep, various ambient genres can be great especially if they employ low frequency variations and alpha, theta and delta wave type transitions 5. There’s a bit of bs around this, but also some legit bio-entrainment science too. In general find what works for you.
If listening, consider using your phone & use a sleep timer app on your phone to automatically gradually lower the volume and switch off after a scheduled time, this can help avoid being woken up by it later in the night. Find the timer periods which work for you. Also ensure your alarm will still wake you.
4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JyE47-Ykjo [Download rather than stream to avoid interrupts/ads during the night.]
Here’s a video on the topic if you’re interested.
Among other things, one of the issues is they use their private jets in much the same way we might casually use a car.
Now its true we should all be using our cars less, so most of us are a bit guilty.
Yet the scale of emissions is drastically different. eg. In the single month of January this year, Bezos’ private jets consumed enough fuel to fly roughly 500 people from Washington DC to London. Thats in ONE month of he & his partner using his private jets like we might use a car. 1
yeah anyone familiar with popular science reporting should already expect the actual findings to be more along the lines of an important milestone, rather than a complete solution.
highly doubt the actual scientists are pretending otherwise. the media just can’t help themselves.
but i think the findings are probably still very exciting if true
The ‘humans are the virus’ mindset is headed in some very dangerous directions imo
The wealthiest 16% emit over a third more co2/person than the rest of the human population 1
Our system is criminally wasteful.
In a world where we are bombarded with non-consensual, pointless or hostile co2 footprints [even online: trackers, advertising, inane GUI sugar to sell new phones].
Let me guess how a conversation of “who gets to exist or not” will end?
Someone gets to keep the latest bs features on their new phone and someone else won’t exist?
What a time to be alive.
some small contribution to improve people’s lives (not corporations)