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Keccak wins SHA-3
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 04 2012 @ 03:23 PM EDT
http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/hash/sha-3/winner_sha-3.html

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Happy Birthday Space Age !!!
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 04 2012 @ 03:29 PM EDT
The Soviet Union launched ПС-1 (the first artificial Earth satellite) into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957.

Простейший Спутник-1, Wikipedia

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The Allure of the Big Apple
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, October 04 2012 @ 06:28 PM EDT
Apple gadgets behind New York City crime increase.

Vancouver Sun

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The Register: Samsung claims Apple jury foreman LIED to get REVENGE
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 12:33 AM EDT

The Register has a story about the Apple/Samsung jury fiasco. What is particularly interesting is that the article is based heavily on the Groklaw posting on this subject, it credits Groklaw with the information, and it links back to Groklaw.

Congratulations Groklaw for receiving the news reference, and congratulations to The Register for quoting a reliable source instead of someone like Florian Mueller.

What is particularly notable is that the story uses the jury transcript quotes (credited to Groklaw) to support its points instead of just getting PR quotes from the opposing parties and calling it a day. This is how journalism is supposed to work, although admittedly, the story is largely cribbed from PJ's work.

This shows that the effort to produce a well researched story can pay off by educating the more mainstream press as to the actual issues at play.

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  • And it should - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 09:40 AM EDT
A L I V E ! -- Quantum measurements leave Schrödinger's cat wagging its tail
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 02:26 AM EDT
Schrödinger's cat, the enduring icon of quantum mechanics, has been defied.

By making constant but weak measurements of a quantum system, physicists have managed to probe a delicate quantum state without destroying it – the equivalent of taking a peek at Schrodinger's metaphorical cat without killing it.

Lisa Grossman, New Scientist

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and there's this too

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Are Human's DNA/Genes changing dynamically, not static (like bees & monkeys)? Is memory binary?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 07:46 AM EDT
Re:
The logic of "on and off" being only binary math, in biology, as it relates to DNA and genetics?

Changes in Monkeys' Social Status Affect Their Genes
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120409164428.ht m

A female's social status affects how her genes turn on and off, and those who rank higher tend to be healthier -- so long as their social status doesn't decline, according to a study of rhesus macaques published in the April 9 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Switching Tasks Changes Worker Bee DNA
http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/09/18/0028242/switching -tasks-changes -worker-bee-dna

The study is thought to be the first to show that reversible chemical markers on genes might drive different behaviours in a living creature. "If this is true in a bee it has to be partly true in us. Nature is pretty good at finding the simplest way to accomplish things with the least amount of energy," said Dr Andrew Feinberg, a senior author on the study and geneticist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "I'm not saying we're like big bees, but similar mechanisms must apply." Feinberg and Dr Gro Amdam, a bee specialist at Arizona State University, studied a kind of chemical tagging called DNA methylation on honeybee genes switched on in the millimetre-cubed brains of 21 nurses and 22 foragers.
"What we understand now is that the bee genome is like those images where you can see two things, like an old lady and a young lady. These epigenetic marks seem to outline those two women. Depending on which bee should come to life, the different sets of marks become active," Dr Amdam told the Guardian. "These marks can change from one image to another and even back, and something like that has never been observed before in biology," she said.
1-10, how impressive is THAT in your mind? My take on the bees and the monkey article, when looked at in a combined light... is that, this is HUGE, maybe the biggest discovery since....? My guess, is that much of the medical research will be, or has already, be switching (or past tense) over to learning more about the DNA switches. We will see a race to patent every angle that these switches allow for... as someone will want to own it all. At the least, well, the bee and monkey discovery, explains a lot as WOW, we are dynamic creatures down to our cores? Meaning that maybe stasis, is not natural, that a dynamic switching needs to occur and not LOCK down stuff (as it only then results in creative pressures having to move somewhere else to find the outlet needed to exist and build and be creative)? Hmmm, what if memory is just a whole system of DNA or genetic switches, that are not static, but are dynamic. Where the brain is like a computer, where we, using a form of logic that is like how bar codes and/or how encryption or math works with various combination types of locks (encryption) that change as we learn more and have more experiences.

Where, maybe if we have a maximum capacity for memory, that there is a DNA or genetic switched logic used in the brain, where, we have a set (genetics that each is born with) maximum amount of storage (number of switches) that are able to “remember” based on the on or off (binary math) sequence (unique encrypted code) of those switches. Unlimited re- writes using the same memory?

So, say you have 10 switches (example), what if there was a “unique code” or memory, that is encrypted each time, changing as we remember more... so, that those 10 switches can have a huge number of combinations that can be unlocked (decrypted), in order to present a different order of on/off (think of photographic memory). Where the “combination” when changed, produces a different meaning, or even an image, or feeling recall, so we recall according to a unique encrypted storage format?

So, the question becomes, then is the “key” that does the locking and unlocking also important, and where is it, if one exists, and how would it relate to dynamics of DNA or genetics?

Is the brain capable of using binary math, and encryption, to “set” memories so that they can be recalled many years later (and, that the recall speed is just a matter of the unlocking bio-mechanics that each of us is born with as well)? Or, can we learn that too (switches)? Now, what if when the body had lived out it's natural life, and a brain were kept alive, and in the future that just the brain could be unlocked?

... To say nothing about how switches and future human manipulation of switches in a population are allowed to address various subjects that these articles touch on.. such as: 
DISEASE, 
BIRTH DEFECTS,
  POLITICS,
  LOVE,
HATE,
REPULSION,
ATTRACTION,
COMPASSION,
PASSION,
EVOLUTION,
  ETC...
and maybe even AGING?  

What if,  -  It's all math.    Binary math.   On (value 0) or OFF (value 1)  -   Hmm, We all might be... simply just well ordered (basic genetics we inherit) complex binary creatures to our cores. (Hard wired to be Dynamists?). ..   :)

Except, when the patent folks try to patent even this form of binary math, and try to patent something that has existed for millions, and millions of years... where they try to call it an "invention" vs what it is, only a "discovery".

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Copyright a boat???
Authored by: JamesK on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 08:39 AM EDT
Nova Scotia sued over Bluenose II design

The Bluenose is a famous boat that is pictured on the Canadian dime.

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  • Copyright (the design of) a boat? - Authored by: FreeChief on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 12:31 PM EDT
  • Greed - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 12:51 PM EDT
    • Greed - Authored by: PJ on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 01:05 PM EDT
      • Well... - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 07:07 PM EDT
      • Um. - Authored by: jplatt39 on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 12:55 PM EDT
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