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Michael Burns
Worked at CRC Information Systems, Inc
Attended UM, GRCC, GVSU, WMU - all in Michigan
Lives in Grand Rapids, MI USA
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Sunflower progress.
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Some pics using the zoom lens on the Canon 30D:
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A Hallucigenia sparsa whose fossils have been unearthed in the Burgess Shale site in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, belonging to a primitive group of velvet worms, animals that still exist today, is shown in this image released on June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Bernard Caron/Handout ...
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Non mathematics is not fundamental.

It turns out to be a synthetic and symbolic thing. An example is a computer program that is capable of output which is contradictory depending on irellevent circumstances.

But mathematics is fundamental. An impression of illucidity here is simply an illusion.

Spinoza's principle of possibility can be applied here as a permission to do physics. And this notion, that there is no cosmic censor or enforcer, also provides a selection criterion for viable theories.

Theories that require arbitrary enforcement for their reliable persistence, and censorship of the competition, can not be good physics. And theories that have lock in theorems, that follow necessarily from their context, just rule.
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Thank you Leonard Nimoy!
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Let''s play "Where's Wesley?".
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I drafted a cleaner sixth edition of Hacking Physics.
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This is the good  stuff. I was already saying that translation is central, along with self monitoring, to consciousness whether machine or human. And translation is no trivial function; it is no low level automaton.
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I've had one month already in Sheridan.
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So, what is the distance that I want to sit from a movie screen? I just now have calculated 1.6 meters (63 inches) from my 1.19 meters (47 inches) television screen.

This is because the standard movie lens is 50mm in focal length and the film frame is 18mm high. So, if I sit 50mm/18mm, or 2.8, times farther from the screen than its height, then, by proportion, I see the contents of the frame at the same magnification and perspective as I would have seen at the location of the movie camera.
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I was previously assuming that the convention in motion pictures was as in photography, that a normal lens was equal to the diagonal of the  frame or sensor (43.3mm on my Canon EOS 5D and 27mm on my Canon EOS 30D).

(If i view a photograph at a distance proportional to the focal length, then the perspective distortion from even the widest angle lenses disappears.)

But I finally realized that the Panavision lens style and rampant cropping of motion pictures ruins any calculation from the diagonal size or width.
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OK! It's another learning experience for me.
Jupiter's early migration through the inner solar system caused gravitational mayhem, but it ultimately settled to allow Earth to form in a relatively quiet neighborhood.
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Outside critic of academic physics
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I have been, since grade school, an avid and very independent student and critic of science, especially the foundations of physics. I am geographically imprinted on Grand Rapids.
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"Hacking Physics" presents my independent review of academic physics. It includes a new way to relate metaphysics to physics, as well as a way to diagram Kaluza-Klein charges.
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  • UM, GRCC, GVSU, WMU - all in Michigan
    Mathematics, Physics, 1982
  • West Catholic HS, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    1965
  • Assumption HS, Winsor, Ontario
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I spend considerable time on criticism of academic physics, and a tutorial on modern physics - 25 sessions on material mainly unknown to academics.
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    2003
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Grand Rapids Facts & Trivia | Experience Grand Rapids
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A first look Canon's new Digital Photo Professional version 3.11.10 which adds Digital Lens Optimization (DLO) and High Dynamic Range (HDR)

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Profit vs. Principle: The Neurobiology of Integrity
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For in Politics, as in Religion
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Dinosaurs with killer claws yield new theory about evolution of flight
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New research has revealed how dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Deinonychus used their famous killer claws, leading to a new hypothesis on the

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Star Wars Uncut: The Directors Cut
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In 2009, Slashdot ran a story about Star Wars Uncut, a crowd sourced fan creation where individuals sign up for 15 second clips from what is

Tsukasa's Dream
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.Hack//Sign video to Loreena Mckennitt's "The Mystic's Dream"

Distinct 'God spot' in the brain does not exist, study shows
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Scientists have speculated that the human brain features a "God spot," one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality. Now, res

Meet plants' and algae's common ancestor: Primitive organisms not always...
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A biologist has created a sketch of what the first common ancestor of plants and algae may have looked like.

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I'm announcing the release of the 3.3.1 kernel. All users of the 3.3 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 3.3.y git tree can be found

Meat eating behind evolutionary success of humankind, global population ...
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Carnivory is behind the evolutionary success of humankind. When early humans started to eat meat and eventually hunt, their new, higher-qual

Novel therapy discovered for Crohn's disease
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Medical researchers have discovered important new information on the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn's disease,

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Nasty people in the media prime the brain for aggression
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Research over the past few decades has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children. But

Perter loves his trade. He repaired and cleaned a Mamiya C3 system 80mm lens for me. He calibrated the focus on my Franka Rolfix II folding camera. He also documented the shutter speeds of my FED 2 rangefinder camera, and he showed me the published tolerances in the Leica service manual. But he refused refurbishing for my Yashica Electro 35 GSN and my Canon FT. If I acquire Rollei or Leica equipment, it is most assuredly headed to Peter for refurbishing.
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