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Back in September, I wrote about Warwick University Student Union’s decision to disinvite Maryam Namazie from a speaking engagement. Outrage ensued on social media, not to mention a few high profil…
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A 3-dimensional cubical lattice

When you drive past a farm with plants in a rectangular grid, you'll see flickering lines as they momentarily line up in various ways.  Here you can see that in 3 dimensions.

If you were standing in a rotating space filled with dots, one dot at each point with integer coordinates, this is what you'd see.

It's all about number theory.  Suppose you have a farm with one plant at each point (x,y) where x and y are integers.  Then you'll clearly see lines of plants with slopes y/x when y and x are small integers.  So, slopes like 0/1, 1/1, 1/2, 2/3 and so on.   There will also be lines where y and x are large integers, but these will be harder to see.

The same sort of thing happens in 3 dimensions.  See all the ways the dots line up?

But notice, you're not shooting past these dots like driving past a farm.  The dots in front are moving left.  The dots in back are moving right!  

So, I think these dots are actually rotating around a vertical axis.  If take a dot that's not too close, and not too far, and follow it with your eye, you can see it go round and round!  It's a bit hard to do, but it's fun to try.

This image is one of "Charlie's daily sketches":

http://bigblueboo.tumblr.com/post/110725892760/drift-matrix
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One of the great early civilizations collapsed in a mere fifty years, with 75% of the population disappearing a century later. What the hell happened to ancient Greece?
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Some people might find it enough reason to worry; others, enough reason to be upbeat about what we can achieve in computer science; all await the next chapters in artificial intelligence to see what more a machine can do to mimic human intelligence. We already saw what machines can do in arithmetic, chess and pattern recognition.
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Perhaps the most cynical view of America ever put to lyrical verse.  Civilization really does have enemies, but this perspective should be pondered to remind us to exercise caution in our defense of it.  

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When a balloon bursts, it doesn’t just simply burst. New high-speed camera footage shows that they either snap cleanly open or become covered in many cracks, depending on the stresses within the skin.
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You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800...
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information architecture and information security consultant
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  • Intrinsic Security, Inc.
    information architecture and information security consultant, present
  • illumineX, inc.
  • PLATINUM technology, inc.
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If you're a friend, or business associate (not a spammer) feel free to contact me.  
cell:  (202) 330-1037

You can email me by sending to gary@ either of my domains,
   illumineX.com for iPhone development and,
   intrinsicSecurity.com for security consulting services.

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A successful serial entrepreneur and consultant, Gary has helped his clients save millions of dollars and achieve other objectives with information systems. He’s spent more than twenty years advising chiefs of both cabinet-level government agencies and Fortune 500 private firms, always to their benefit. With skills that transcend the technological realm, Gary has helped bring an understanding of ROI to the analysts, and insight into technological issues to the executive board room. He has made a career of bridging gaps with insight and acumen, always with an eye on new angles, and better solutions.

Education: B.A. in Economics, International Affairs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with a Minor in Conflict Resolution

Fields of Experience: Large-Scale Enterprise and Program Management, Scalable Security Architectures, Secure Code Development, Lifecycle Security for Web 2.0 Deployment, and Business Mission Consultation
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