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Todd Green
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Attends Walden University
Lives in Rota, Spain
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Just because we can, does it mean we should?
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Good that science is catching up.
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   If, by 'matching', you consider that the phenomena we 'know' are necessarily tainted by our views, preferences, biases, i.e. by our minds, then yes it matches.
   That the description might even match the yogacara concept of "mind-only" reality, made of streams of consciousness interacting but without a 'reality' observable outside of consciousness (which doesn't mean such a reality isn't there, only that it's not observable), yes it's possible.
   But the slant on 'evolution', or that past 'fitness' (at the specie level) is what drives what we perceive or not, I don't think the Buddha would have associated such a cause. It's not particularly contradictory to what the Buddha said, or problematic, but the Buddha didn't assert that as such. He simply focused on the fact that we had biases, and he tied them to our past. But in general the 'appropriateness' the Buddha considers is a lot more ethical than biological 'fitness' (biological 'fitness' is OK with killing other beings, or making them suffer from extreme competitiveness, even within the same specie: Law of the Strongest / Fittest…). Survival is a positive signal for biological fitness, while it's actually a sign of perpetual ignorance in Buddhism ;-) Survival is more often than not a sign of a greed that succeeded (in appropriating resources as one's own), of instincts driving survival and reproduction, of clinging to existence (before asking what's the point of living), etc.
   And at the end of the day, most Buddhist schools assert that it's possible to "see reality as it is". I'm not convinced Hoffman would agree. Maybe the pragmatism of Buddhist schools would refine the statement to say that this means "not adding any useless or inappropriate bias", that this means "no relevant feature of reality is mis-diagnosed as healthy when unhealthy, and vice versa", that this means 'equanimity' rather than 'perfect' perception. It's dubious we could consider the Buddha heard ultrasounds or saw X-rays as long as he had a human shell… but I'm not sure that Hoffman would agree with the pragmatic definitions either!

   We can make some bridges, but I'm pretty sure Hoffman would not consider his views as Buddhist dharma ;-)
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Tania has a new web site. She's also doing a retreat in Spain in June. Please pass it on to any yoga people you may know!

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Been wanting to shoot more for b&w lately. Looking for tonal contrasts, especially when there is little of interest in the color palette. Inspired by advice from the masterful  +Athena Carey 

https://visualwilderness.com/quick-tips/using-tonal-contrast-better-bw-photography
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Its my genuine pleasure, Todd. 😊
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Awesome work!
 
+Spannabis Barcelona Spain, 2016 
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My evening walk. I love the way the sun shines through the bougainvillea.

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I concur.
One thing everyone has been asking me is why do i shoot with the sony a7sii for photography and not the a7ii and a7rii? Looking through reviews i have never seen the a7sii reviewed with stills like…
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Shooting these events is not easy!  Mixed lighting, everyone in a hurry, chaos reigns.  But Sly never misses a shot. Amazing focus that man has, and mad skills!
 
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Computer stuff for fun and profit. Photography for...well, mostly just fun.
Introduction

I started out as a child, but quickly out grew it.

In the middle I studied and worked.

I am blessed to be a parent.

I'm looking forward to the next adventure!

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2 kids, a couple great jobs and a love of light.
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Consultant and Photographer
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  • Photography and IT Consulting
    2005 - present
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Rota, Spain
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Naples, Italy - San Francisco, California - London, UK - Manama, Bahrain - San Diego, California - Chicago, Illinois - Portland, Oregon - Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Scam Of The Week: Nasty Two-factor Auth Text Hack
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Scam Of The Week: Nasty Two-factor Auth Text Hack

The Depth of Denial - Some zillionaires can see what's coming
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First a political aside: is anyone else wondering about the absence of Paul Ryan from GOP's nomination circus? Ryan (R-Wis.) is House Ways a

UNICEF, ARM bet on wearables to help the underprivileged
www.pcworld.com

Their 'Wearables for Good Challenge' is aimed at developing wearables that can help improve the health of mothers and children

Radical new battery could reduce phone charging to just one minute
www.pcworld.com

Stanford researchers say the aluminium-ion battery is safer and cheaper than lithium ion.

Amazon Kindle
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The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, o

Nanotubes May Put IBM Watson in a Pocket | EE Times
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Stanford research describes progress in carbon nanotubes, noting the material's promise to pack the equivalent of IBM's Watson system into a

Poetic Process Could Extend the End of Moore's Law | EE Times
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POET Technologies has developed a gallium arsenide process to build electrical, optical, and electro-optical integrated circuits on one mono

Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Interne...
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I saw a t-shirt one time. "I'm a bomb disposal technician," it read. "If you see me running, try to keep up." The same sort of idea can be a

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering think...
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Ray Kurzweil popularised the 'singularity' concept, when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. Now he is trying to make it a rea

No cert? No problem! The 15 IT skills employers want
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Whether you're a senior IT executive evaluating staffing needs and preparing budgets or an IT pro deciding where to invest your time to gain

Do We Really Need Nuclear Fusion for Power?
www.forbes.com

Nuclear energy, either fusion or fission, provides virtually limitless power. We know how to do fission right now, especially with next gene

Lisa Hannigan
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The official Google+ page for Lisa Hannigan.

Summer Outer Banks Photography Workshop - North Carolina - Mountains to ...
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Overview What to Expect Itinerary What to bring Travel/Lodging FAQ Instructors For the Outer Banks Landscape Photography Workshop we will be

Suggested 2014 resolution: be present!
www.koan.mu

For who embraced meditation in 2013, how to cultivate further?

Suggested 2014 resolution: be present!
www.koan.mu

For who embraced meditation in 2013, how to cultivate further?

Listen up: RSA keys snatched by recording CPU sounds with a phone
www.pcworld.com

It sounds too preposterous for even James Bond: by placing a mobile phone next to a PC, researchers can “listen” to the faintest sound a CPU