“I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she’s too young to have logged on yet. Here’s what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say ‘Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet?’”
–Mike Godwin, Electronic Frontier Foundation
What is Freenet? (From http://freenetproject.org)
Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish “freesites” (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship. Freenet is decentralised to make it less vulnerable to attack, and if used in “darknet” mode, where users only connect to their friends, is very difficult to detect.
The install is a very simple one-click app for both Windows, Unix and OSX, that lets you access freenet through your webbrowser.
All communication between freenet nodes is anonymous, encrypted and very difficult to detect.
So when Freedom on the Internet is outlawed this is where you should go…
The Freenet Project
If you want to get a taste of Freenet without having to install anything, then head over to http://anonynet.org for a beta Freenet Browser.
Basically what he’s saying is that gravity is a macroscopic effect of microscopic particle interaction, in the same way as temperature is a macroscopic average of particle collisions.
In both cases temperature and gravity don’t exist as individual forces… X-|
During the last 10 or so years, I’ve found myself from time to time, thinking about ways to leave the planet Earth.
It just seems so peaceful (and quiet I’ll have you) when viewed from above.
So if some day my posts stop for a long (longer then usually anyway) time, you’ll know where I am
- CO2 is every bit as important for life on earth as O2! Without it, Everything Dies!
- If “Global Warming” is primarily “Man Made”? Then what caused all the Ice Ages of the past? And why are the Martian Poler Caps also melting?
- If we live in a Democracy? Then why was I not asked to vote on whether or not we should invade Iraq? Afghanistan? Kuwait? Vietnam? etc…
- If we live in a “Free Society”? Then why can’t I grow the plants I wish, in my home or on my land?
Please feel free to add your own in the comment section. They will be added to the post continually..
Beyond Politics, Poverty and War..
A thorough explanation of the basic paradoxical nature of the failing monetary system.
And an introduction to a “Resource Based Economy”.
Now, I’ll bet you find yourself asking, “What is a connectome?”
A connectome is a comprehensive map of the neural connections in the brain of a given species.
In it’s ultimate form, it’s every single connection of every single neuron in the entire brain.
In the human brain this is a complexity that is simply mind boggling!
According to various estimates, the human cerebral cortex (aka “The Gray Matter”) consists of at least 10^10 neurons with the entire brain at about 10^11. These neurons are then linked together by between 10^15 and 10^14 synaptic connections.
In comparison, the observable universe contains about 3 to 7 × 10^22 stars. (1 Billion = 10^9), and the entire human genome contains only about 25.000 genes!
Now if every synaptic connection could be represented by a single byte (which it can’t), it would take somewhere between 100 Terabytes and 1 Petabyte of data to store the connectome of the human brain.
The video link below gives a good visual understanding of the structure of the human brain. Zooming in from macro to micro structure, covering the low level function of single neurons and their intertwined activity through neuronal connections (synapses).
Regarding the state of present and future research in connectomics, Professor Sebastian Seung explains it all passionately in the TED|VID below.
He also puts forth the proposition that: “I Am My Connectome” and continues to speculates on the possibility of “Man’s Resurrection ;)”. Or to put it a little more precisely, wether the connectomes of the people, who have chosen to been frozen in liquid nitrogen after their death, still remains intact?
(The real question of interest, to me however, is still when we’ll se the dawn of the ever elusive NPU’s? )
Carter Emmart demos a 3D atlas of the universe
Carter Emmart is the astronomer giving the lecture in the TED|VID above.
If you want to know why you shoud listen to his ideas then read:
When a baby around 18 months watches this friendly robot’s gaze move from one human to the other, while they talk to the baby for at couple of minutes, the baby when left alone with the robot, in most cases will act as if the robot is sentient.
And the greatest lies…
The “War On Terror” itself is a complete media fabrication through manipulation of the media by the people in power.
It’s a fabricated mental delusion, a “Zeitgeist”. And it’s meant to be sustained, not “won”.
The only question left is why?
John F. Kennedy knew what the deal was. If you listen carefully to what he’s actually saying in the beginning of the two videos below, you’ll know why he had to be assassinated. (From his address to ANPA (1961))
(The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.)
And the list goes on and on and on…..