16513 2319Iespējams, ka labākās zāles pret hroniskiem troļļiem-encefalopātiem tiešām ir vienkārši permanenta ignorēšana.
5513 0310 : Human is a gradual process
A three-day-old human embryo is a collection of 150 cells called a blastocyst. There are, for the sake of comparison, more than 100,000 cells in the brain of a fly. If our concern is about suffering in this universe, it is rather obvious that we should be more concerned about killing flies than about killing three-day-old human embryos.
/S. Hariss, par embrionālo cilmes šūnu pētniecību/
4513 1901Man šķiet, ka es esmu izdomājis, kā uzlabot Tononi metodi attiecībā uz ātrumu slash aprēķināšanas vieglumu, atbrīvojoties no vajadzības pēc pilnas pārlasīšanas. Vēl nekas nav droši zināms, šis ir mans sākotnējais pieņēmums, taču, ja tas izrādīsies patiess, rezultāts būs praktiska, esošo skaitļošanas jaudu robežās ietilpstoša metodika "apziņas apjoma" mērīšanai simtiem un varbūt tūkstošiem elementu lielām shēmām.
Stay tuned, updates shall follow.
29413 1102 : Into submissionNosūtīju sava pirmā algoritmiskās neirozinātnes papīra, "A System for Large-Scale Simulation of Biological Neural Networks in the Sub-Supercomputing Regime", manuskriptu uz Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience peer-review procesam. Sajūta ir tāda, kā šķērsojot robežu uz jaunu zemi.
25413 1824 : Acts of idiocy
In general the animal rights is a heavyweight and serious issue, and it is in this light that the damage, already far greater than these perpetrators most likely can imagine, becomes even more severe. Not only have they managed to stymie valuable and much needed research, they have also further stained the already tarnished image of animal rights activism.
22413 2349 : The history of life, the Universe and everything else, so far, in 200 words or lessQuantum fluctuations. Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Deuterium and helium production. Density perturbations. Recombination. Black-body radiation. Local contraction. Cluster formation. Re-ionization. Violent relaxation. Virialisation. Biased galaxy formation. Turbulent fragmentation. Contraction. Ionization. Compression. Opaque hydrogen. Massive star formation. Deuterium ignition. Hydrogen fusion. Hydrogen depletion. Core contraction. Envelope expansion. Helium fusion. Carbon, oxygen, and silicon fusion. Iron production. Implosion. Supernova explosion. Metal injection. Star formation. Supernova explosions. Star formation. Condensation. Planetesimal accretion. Planetary differentiation. Crust solidification. Volatile gas expulsion. Water condensation. Water dissociation. Ozone production. Ultraviolet absorption. Photosynthetic unicellular organisms. Oxidation. Mutation. Natural selection and evolution. Respiration. Cell differentiation. Sexual reproduction. Fossilization. Land exploration. Dinosaur extinction. Mammal expansion. Glaciation. Homo sapiens manifestation. Animal domestication. Food surplus production. Civilisation. Innovation. Exploration. Religion. Warring nations. Empire creation and destruction. Science. Exploration. Colonization. Revolutions. Constitutions. Elections. Expansion. Industrialization. Rebellion. Emancipation. Invention. Mass production. Urbanization. Immigration. New physics. World conflagration. League of Nations. Suffrage extension. Depression. Destruction. World conflagration. Fission explosions. United Nations. Space exploration. Assassinations. Lunar excursions. Resignation. Computerization. World-Wide Web creation. Restructuration. Terrorism. Internet expansion. Reunification. Dissolution. Transformation. Extrapolation.
19413 1357 : You have to know your genes better than makes of cars
If we had total control over the genome, living matter would be like play-dough, which we could use to create a body with any properties we wish. Then humans would stop being victims of their inheritance. And then ageing would become history.
18413 1411Astrology should be renamed to astromancy. It's not a scientific discipline like every other -logy (except theology, which should perhaps be renamed to theography, being the glorified literature study that it is), it's fortune-telling by stars.
17413 1727 : Empyrean mattersPāvests Franciss tvīto: "Jesus' ascension into heaven does not mean his absence, but that he is alive among us in a new way, close to each one of us."
Pāvestam Francisam atbild: "Jesus' ascension into heaven does not mean his absence, but that he is alive among us in a new way, like a zombie. He's close to each one of us. So close. Can you feel him? He could be right behind you *right now*. DON'T LOOK."
15413 1349Par šo būtu vērts padomāt arī vietējiem antivakcīnistiem.
10413 1524Margaret Thatcher is dead. If there were hell I would now feel sorry for those guys. Furthermore, the £10 million that have been spent for her funeral signify, with rather repulsive clarity, that many people Just Don't Get things.
4413 1519 : From peopleSoylent Green is made from people, but not just any people! It's made from organic, local, grass-fed people raised without antibiotics on free-range farms. That's why we call it Soylent Green.
4413 0155 : Far too soonGentile or Jew
O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,
Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.
Very soon, far too soon, we will lose another luminary of the science fiction genre.
18313 1743It's a kind of profoundly corrupted curiosity, to prefer having "mysterious", unanswered questions. There's no virtue in not knowing things.
18313 1220 : Being more cerebral"We don't understand everything about the brain, but to claim that "the brain" is just a magical explanation for intelligence like "phlogiston" is a magical explanation for fire is just silly. We've chopped down the brain into its components, we've figured out what each component does, and we've figured out how the components communicate. Anyone who claims that the brain is a total mystery should be slapped upside the head with the MIT Encyclopaedia of the Cognitive Sciences. All one thousand ninety-six pages of it."