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Seb Paquet
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On the relationship between flow and love
 
“But here’s where things get interesting. Brewer, in previous studies, has found that expert meditators performing loving-kindness meditation experience deep flow. This means, while romantic attachment feels like flow, the brain scans show that flow is much more similar to love’s later, calmer stages (the attachment phase).” @steven_kotler https://medium.com/@kotlersteven/what-s-love-got-to-do-with-it-5f3bfa375d81
Author David Foster Wallace once pointed out that “the most obvious important realities are often the ones that are hard…
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"Time, and lives, can be like that. Just as friendly if unimaginable forces may sometimes find us, unlikely as that can sometimes seem."
William Gibson ‘had so very little idea of how to write a novel’ when he was commissioned to come up with a manuscript
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"Mr. Edwards said that the systems built to support scientists do not reward moral courage and that the university pipeline contains toxins of its own — which, if ignored, will corrode public faith in science."
Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s water. But he says he takes no pleasure in the attention. Instead he worries that university res
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Pithy explanations, very good. Complement with +Stephen Downes​' Guide to the Logical Fallacies and you'll begin to wonder how anyone manages to think straight at all.
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Downloadable games are the format of the future, but they’re not a modern invention. Eager computer users were downloading wirelessly over 30 years ago.
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Gravitational waves

The rumors are true: LIGO has seen gravitational waves! Based on the details of the signal detected, the LIGO team estimates that 1.3 billion years ago. two black holes spiralled into each other and collided. One was 29 times the mass of the Sun, the other 36 times. When they merged, 3 times the mass of the Sun was converted directly to energy and released as gravitational waves.

For a very short time, this event produced over 10 times more power than all the stars in the Universe!

We knew these things happened. We just weren't good enough at detecting gravitational waves to see them - until now.

I'll open comments on this breaking news item so we can all learn more. LIGO now has a page on this event, which is called GW150914 because it was seen on September 14th, 2015:

http://www.ligo.org/science/Publication-GW150914/index.php

You can see the gravitational waveforms here:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ca8dpleUAAALI2n.jpg

At left in blue is the wave detected in Livingston, Louisiana. At right in red is the wave detected in Hanford Washington. The detector in Hanford saw the wave a few milliseconds later, so it must have come from the sky in the Southern hemisphere.

#LIGO #astronomy
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« Pendant un temps très court, cet événement a produit plus de 10 fois plus de puissance que toutes les étoiles de l'Univers! »

Les chiffres sont impressionnants mais il est important de faire la distinction entre la «puissance» (libération d'énergie par unité de temps) et l'énergie totale libérée (j'ai entendu environ 3 masses solaires). Cela reste un cataclysme considérable, mais parler en terme d'énergie totale libérée « relativise » un peu le phénomène. ;)
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This is big.   Google is bringing back end-to-end (now called peer-to-peer) just like we used to have in the good old days before NAT killed it.   I assume IPv6 is the key.   Google has a surprisingly large number of customers that are fully IPv6 capable.
Direct audio and video chats come to Hangouts on Android.
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just an excerpt, but this is fascinating...
There is a superhighway between the brain and GI system that holds great sway over humans
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Wu Wei, De, and downregulating our conscious system. Quite a good podcast!
This week we talk with Edward Slingerland about Trying Not to Try. We discuss ancient Chinese approaches to finding flow and becoming more spontaneous.
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The machine unscrambled the puzzle in less than 2 seconds.
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Education
  • Université de Montréal
    Ph.D. Computer Science, 2003
  • Université de Montréal
    B.Sc. Physics, 1997
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Birthday
October 1
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I coined the phrase "Ridiculously Easy Group-Forming".
Work
Occupation
Culture Hacker
Employment
  • Sceneverse, Inc.
    VP & Social Alchemist
  • National Research Council of Canada
    Research Officer
  • Socialtext, Inc.
  • Téluq-UQAM
    Professor
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Montreal
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moncton - hull, qc - vancouver, bc