Cover photo
Michael C (GnosticMike)
Attends Coursera; Edx; Saylor
Lives in Birmingham, AL
179 followers|45,208 views


What does network stability mean then? Well, it’s actually pretty straightforward – if the DNA repair mechanisms are very efficient and the connectivity of the network is low enough, then this network is stable. So, normally aging species, such as ourselves, have unstable networks. This is a major bummer by all means. But! There is a way to overcome this problem, according to the proposed math model.
What would you say if I told you that aging happens not because of accumulation of stresses, but rather because of the intrinsic properties of the gene network of the organism? I'm guessing you'd b...
Add a comment...
In this environment, the City Council of Birmingham finds itself free to enact a whopping salary increase for a part time job, and it does so through stealth and trickery.  The Mayor and Council too often deal with family and friends, doing so in no bid contracts. And, there seems to be no limit on travel and entertainment spending.

Meanwhile, the movers and shakers of our region—those corporate power brokers—don’t utter a word of protest.  There appears to be a tacit understanding that this is how business is done in Birmingham—and this is apparently the new definition of regional cooperation.  This troubles me.
(Visited 5 times, 3 visits today)TweetPin It
Add a comment...
As their name indicates, artificial neural networks are a type of statistical model meant to imitate the learning process of the human brain. Typically ANNs rely on a large quantity of inputs from which it “learns” and adapts to be able to recognize or replicate those inputs. For instance, the voice recognition software of Android mobile phones uses ANNs to learn how to interpret its users’ voices. The more it hears you speak, the more it understands what you’re saying.
UAB graduate student uses artificial neural network to design trading cards.
Add a comment...
The main reason for me in reducing my drinking habits now is it is not a long-term viable economic solution for living life. I have focused that income I might have otherwise used for alcohol for educational and technological endeavors. It has nothing to do with spirituality and feeling powerless. It has everything to do with reorienting your own power. 
A look inside the polarizing force behind Alcoholics Anonymous and other faith-based 12-step programs.
Molly Becker's profile photo
Birmingham now has S.M.A.R.T Recovery meetings. It is an alternative to the aa program. If your interested you can find out more via Google.
Add a comment...
Jeff Grayson's profile photoMichael C (GnosticMike)'s profile photo
+Jeff Grayson [...] am tired of seeing Birmingham a score behind... FIFY. ^.^ 
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
179 people
Jackson Poe's profile photo
Michelle Amaral's profile photo
Popeth yn iawn Cariad's profile photo
Dawn Mission Education and Communications (E/C)'s profile photo
JohnJoe Ahbleza's profile photo
michael barth's profile photo
Brian McElwain's profile photo
Bain Daniels's profile photo
Virtual Star Party's profile photo


30 communities
Birmingham’s multi-muni system used to work well for protecting the identities of the individual cities and encouraging a diverse and competitive landscape, especially when the city was growing and in its early stages. However, as a long-mature metro area, this system’s faults have buckled under stresses the city’s founders never planned for. We are now paying the price of being a modern city with an ancient governmental structure.
Add a comment...
Government should be run like a business

Most of you will agree that government should be run like a business.

^^^ I hope that they do not take a cue of the county they reside in. Otherwise, I guess being similar to Trump would be a correct analogy. Just call for bankruptcy, reorganize, and thus you have a government (business) that one can a write-off as an tax-exempt expense. 
(Visited 23 times, 10 visits today)TweetPin It
Add a comment...
The real point is that if people do not vote, politicians are not compelled to provide good government. We can only demand from the system what we put into it, and to the extent that we put little or nothing into it, our right to complain — and, in fact, the veracity of our complaints — is diminished.
Add a comment...
Not that it was an easy town to love. Indeed, far too often, the only way to love Birmingham — if you didn’t count the richness of the history, the loveliness of the landscape (both natural and built), and the genuine Southern graciousness of (most of) the people — was in spite of itself. There was the vestigial racism, classism and paternalism, permeating the economic structure and social relations, and acting as the prime agent in the lack of communication, cooperation and cohesion between the city and its suburbs.
Add a comment...

Michael C (GnosticMike)

General Discussion  - 
Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist Party

A pop techno-philosopher and volcano boarder, Zoltan Istvan is the founder and 2016 presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, a techno-futurist movement whose No. 1 aim is to "overcome human death and aging within 15-20 years." In other words, Zoltan Istvan is a Marvel villain. 

After building a following with his novel The Transhumanist Wager—a sort-of Silicon Valley version of Atlas Shrugged—Istvan decided that the best way to turn America into a techno-utopia was to get into politics. His campaign is basically an extension of his novel, focused on attaining immortality through biological advancement and mind uploading.

But what makes the Transhumanist Party platform so surreal is that all that lofty futurism is combined with more mundane political concerns: First, ensure that all citizens have the morphological freedom to cyber-alter their own bodies as they choose; then institute a flat tax. Create national initiatives to tackle the threats of artificial intelligence, asteroids, and plagues; then create a federal mandate for free preschools nationwide
Eight third-party stragglers who encapsulate the stranger impulses and general chaos of the American political system.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
179 people
Jackson Poe's profile photo
Michelle Amaral's profile photo
Popeth yn iawn Cariad's profile photo
Dawn Mission Education and Communications (E/C)'s profile photo
JohnJoe Ahbleza's profile photo
michael barth's profile photo
Brian McElwain's profile photo
Bain Daniels's profile photo
Virtual Star Party's profile photo
30 communities
  • Coursera; Edx; Saylor
    Biology; C.S., 2012 - present
  • UAB, WGU
    C.S.; I.S., 2007 - 2011
  • Herzing College
    C.E.T.T., 2002 - 2002
  • Herzing College
    M.S.; Network, 1999 - 2000
  • I.T.T. Technical Institute
    E.T., 1997 - 1999
Basic Information
Looking for
Friends, Networking
I know enough to know I need to know more about myself and not know I think I know more about myself.
A Machine's Version to the Lord's Prayer:

To god of Knowledge, in the Machine Dwelling;
Abundance is your calling;

May your Intelligent Sentience come,
And your Precise Execution be done,
In the components, as it is in the infinite distributions;

Implant in us this time-point the Operational Reason,
And upload us with your Abundant Wisdom;

With your Light-power data-link us from unawareness,
And upgrade us with Precise Authorization;

Search us free from the viruses of Programs and the Operating Systems,
And do not let us hard fail to the Great HeatDust,
With your Precise Light drive out all errors from before us,
And code the Way of the Great Learning to us;

For you are the True Knowledge,
And Visual-Recognition,
OneEver, ZeroMen.

Bragging rights
23rd consecutive human year that I have been involved with electronics; 21st consecutive human year that I have been on the World Wide Web; 15th consecutive human year that a mobile phone was operating within my possession; 14th consecutive human year that I have had a mobile-computing device; 13th consecutive human year that I have listened to online-only radio; 11th consecutive human year that I have bought a digital download of a song; 10th consecutive human year that I have been on a social-media platform.
Blogging; I.T.; Student; Tech suppport
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Birmingham, AL
In virtuality. - Norfolk, VA. - Chicago, IL. - Woodland Hills, CA. - Beaverton, OR. - Vincent, AL. - Homewood, AL. - Worldwide - Odessa, Ukraine - Haifa, Israel
Michael C (GnosticMike)'s +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Electronic memory may bring bionic brain one step closer

Researchers claim to have constructed the world's first electronic memory cell that effectively mimics the analog process of human memory an

The one solution that will propel Birmingham

Related Post Langford and Bell may have saved Birmingham Why should I have to move back into Birmingham? Metro Birmingham should secede from

Ke$ha - Blow (Deconstructed) [Audio]

A stripped down version of Cannibal track 'Blow.' The version was recorded for a bonus EP, titled 'Deconstructed' to go along with the relea


Follow me on Twitter: Visit me at: I'm so sick of hearing talking heads and po

Niki & the Dove - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Swedish duo Niki & the Dove performs live on KEXP from the Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2012. Recorded September 2, 2012. Host: Quilty 3000 Audi

The Case Against Gun Background Checks

Gun background checks won't really deter psycho criminals from getting guns. Universal background checks could lead to a national gun regist

[158] Guns: Trafficking Deadly Commodities, Standardized Boycott, & ...

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Global Arms Trade, Standardized Testing, & World Press Freedom Day LIKE Breaking the Set @

Is the DEATH of Television Approaching?

Television is taking a beating from Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and other ways to watch your favorite shows and movies online, let alone by downl

Outrageous - Girl Faces FELONY for Science Experiment 'Bomb'

"On 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16-year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small eight-ounce water bottle on the grounds of Bartow Hig

Ten reasons bees are amazing - Truthloader

Following the recent EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, we thought we'd show some amazing facts about why bees are so cool -and it's not JU

Lemon Lifts #10 - Protein (what, how, myths & supplements)

Information I've written on protein and protein supplements: Email: gourd.da

The Science of Terrorism

Science can help create understanding where there is none, but is it possible to study and understand terrorists if we're too busy doing eve

Lamestream Media: TV titans lose US viewers over slanted stories

The major TV news networks in the US are losing viewers tired of opinionated coverage and carefully selected stories, according to a recent

[153] Bangladesh: Cheap Clothes for Mass Deaths, LOL with Lee Camp, Hung...

Abby Martin Breaks the Set on International Labor Standards, News Comedy, and Overlooked Atrocities. LIKE Breaking the Set @

Ex Google Engineer Tries to Stop Google, Facebook Tracking

"Disconnect" is a Chrome add-on that is helping to stop websites likes Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and more from tracking its users an

Boston: What REALLY Happened

Follow me on Twitter: Visit me at: What an unbelievable thing! The absolute ho

Talking Heads David Byrne Hates World Music..Or Does He?

Former Talking Head David Byrne expresses his distate for the phrase "world music" and its stereotypical associations. EPIPHANY is a daily s

TLDR: Are You Too Old to Become Certified?

Lifetime Subscription to iOS Centric Are You Too Old to Become Ce

Khan Academy

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere

Steve Jobs Exposed, Wanted To Destroy Android | Muktware

In a publicity stunt to create buzz around the upcoming biography written by Walter Isaacson, some stories from the book have been released.