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+Larry Blumen and I had a discussion about how the brain represents numbers. Michael from the YouTube channel VSauce takes an interesting wander down that road... He mentions something Intuitive that I never considered. Logarithms.
(The whole talk is interesting, but jump to the 5:00 mark to cut to the chase.)
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Just beautiful... 
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Americans are "so sensitive" because we have lots of time. We aren't struggling for survival every minute of every day, so we have time to blame others for perceived injustice. Our always-on culture eliminates boredom, which has killed self-reflection time while enabling reactive monologues. In other words, Internet comments are about how this thing makes me feel right now.

Want to elevate the discourse on a youtube video? Institute a mandatory 2 day waiting period after viewing before commenting is allowed. Of course this is ridiculous, but imagine what would happen if this were possible. Trolls who seek low effort wins would fade as would the fire and forget knee jerk reactionists. Only those who care enough about a topic would return. Further, those who return would have sufficient time to mull over and refine their ideas before posting. 
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I think I agree with this, too.
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I take exception to the use of the word tacky ;) This was my Friday night childhood! I watched every one of these shows.
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LOL more like this please. 
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Fantastic. This one is for you, Larry. Man 3D prints his wife's skull and tumor, allowing neurosurgeon to plan a minimally invasive excision.
When his wife was misdiagnosed, Michael Balzer used 3D printing and imaging to get her well
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Revolutionary.
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Here is an obscure arcade game with awesome music: Psychic 5
Also Raiden for PC track 9
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Did that just happen!? Awesome!!!!
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Need to understand a neuron to understand consciousness? Do you need to understand a water molecule to understand the tides? Yes and no. It is faster and easier to understand the behavior of macro systems by examining the system as a whole first. Once solid theories are established, they can be refined by information about how the individual elements behave. 
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Love this episode. My 2 cents: PI and root 2 are labels for processes. Numbers themselves have infinite permutations. I don't think infinite processes has any bearing on whether or not our universe is a simulation. 
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A rational number can indeed be represented in infinite ways. However, you only need to use one. A irrational number however, only has one to be represented. If a simulation were to have Pi in it, it would need infinite space for it and the simulation wouldn't be possible. So every simulation would need to cut off Pi somewhere in order to represent it. If our lives would be a simulation, that simulation would need to contain Pi, because Pi exists in our world. So if we ever find Pi to be cut off, that would mean we're in a simulation
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When I was a lad, I wanted to be a professional magician. (Have I told you this before?) I was not adept at sleight-of-hand, but I borrowed money from my father against future allowances to buy stuff from Abbott's Magic Company in Colon, Michigan. An example of deliberately misleading an audience to think they know how an effect is done is described here: http://gimme-a-b.blogspot.com/2008/09/do-you-believe-in-magic.html.   
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I think 3D printing will change the world equally as much as the Internet itself.
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I am a life-long learner with deep interests in theoretical physics, astronomy, music, literature, robotics, computer science, mathematics, economics, history... in fact, what I'm most interested in is what I currently know nothing about. So, tell me something new!

I am a Solutions Architect with 20 years of IT experience. My primary focus is the full stack of web technologies, but I am also involved with Enterprise Software deployment and administration. (SharePoint, DAM, eLearning, eCommerce...etc.)


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    Computer Science, 1990 - 1992
  • University of Tennessee
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