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(Oct.06.09) -

Universe has Entropy > 10^104  ---»

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New physics calculations have upgraded the Entropy quotient of the universe from a “hold” to a “sell”… …the collective entropy of all the supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies is about 100 times higher than previously calculated. Because supermassive black holes are the largest contributor to cosmic entropy, the finding suggests that the […]



(Oct.06.09) -

Video on commodification of the mind  ---»

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Interesting video of a law professor talking about how pharmaceutical co’s have set up these virtual marketplaces to get stuff done… As companies learn the advantages of third-party, virtual labor, Jonathan Zittrain believes that the human mind is becoming commodified as a sort of “ubiquitous computer.” [link] But aside from the “Prize” economy (what the […]



(Oct.06.09) -

Add your Face to Coke Facial Profiler (instead of the other way around)  ---»

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Great, Coke is out with a “youth oriented”, “self-image”, “persuasive technology designed” marketing attempt to match your face with others faces that look like you. Called the “Coke Facial Profiler”, it hits up Facebook Connect. Big question is, what about dead people? Is it going to match dead people to dead people? Or rabbit faces? […]



(Oct.05.09) -

Ray Lynch, New-Old Alterno Emo New-Age Rockster  ---»

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Ray Lynch, famed new-age Wyndam Hill musician of classic albums such as “The Sky of Mind” (1983), “Deep Breakfast” (1984), “No Blue Thing” (1989), and “Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening” (1993), apparently has sold out to the infamous plagiarist, Dr. Ronald Chevalier… however, its just a suspicions, and suspicious minds think suspiciously. Thats […]



(Oct.01.09) -

Dr Ronald Chevalier, Fraud & Plagarist?  ---»

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Apparantly theres some hullaballo regarding Dr Ronald Chevalier plagiarizing some young innocents texts for his new scifaiku navel Brutus and Balzaak. This is disturbing news and comes not only via Nairobi but also via email chain letters from my relatives in Wyoming that I never knew I had relatives in Wyoming but theres at least […]



(Oct.01.09) -

Ugh. Socially Paradigmed Authorship Metaspace Vooks.  ---»

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Mod Down: A new form of “Hybrid Book” is being designed by (a) marketing firm(s) who believe they have seen the future of writing, and it is the “VOOK” [btw, ‘vook’ is the name of the company, ™]. The ‘Vooks’ started out as multimedia self-help books, fittingly, and look towards a future where authors as […]



(Sep.30.09) -

7.9 Magnitude Sumatra Indonesian Earthquake  ---»

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The USGS is reporting a 7.9 Sumatra Indonesia Earthquake about 33 miles from Padang, Sumatra. The NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for Sumatra and Indonesia, India, Thailand and Malaysia. Its going to be a a big one: already currently death toll is 587 dead, wsj reports 700, thousands still buried […]



(Sep.29.09) -

8.3 New Zealand Quake, Tsunami?  ---»

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A New Zealand 7.9 (UPDATE: 8.3 Magnitude) magnitude earthquake near American Samoa and Tonga has created at least one 10-15 foot wave, triggering a tsunami warning for New Zealand. At least 87 confirmed dead, with unknown injured, as they have not reached many coastal villages yet. But the numbers are rising, primarily in American Samoa. […]



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