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Air Quality Apps and Bottled Air Thrive On Beijing's Pollution

dhudson0001 commercial break (102 comments)

I almost sat through the 25 second commercial just to watch the the guy selling air cans. That is how interested I was. Was.

about 2 years ago

Interviews: Ask Ray Kurzweil About the Future of Mankind and Technology

dhudson0001 Limits (244 comments)

How do you feel about the concept that we on the whole as a species may at some point reach fundamental limits on all manner of new ideas?

about 2 years ago

Evolution Battle Brews In Texas

dhudson0001 Re:Null hypothesis my ass (916 comments)

It seems that you've answered the most contentious problem man has ever faced, and made a funny joke at the same time. I see what you did there.

more than 3 years ago

Tsunami Warning From Space?

dhudson0001 Don't feel bad peter... (351 comments)

The same thing happened to me once when I was eight yrs old with respect to an idea i had involving magnets and trains. Don't let them tell you that you are insane...your simply ahead of your time! Now, get out there and raise some capital! hehe...

more than 4 years ago

Gigantic Spiral of Light Observed Over Norway; Rocket To Blame?

dhudson0001 I think it was NASA. (418 comments)

Obviously this is a result of what happened AFTER the helicopter hit the airbag.

more than 5 years ago

The Technology of Neuromancer After 25 Years

dhudson0001 Re:160 million copies!? (203 comments)

Well, it does say "eventually".We haven't collided with Andromeda yet...

more than 5 years ago

NASA Suggests Nano Robots To Explore Mars

dhudson0001 Re:Only Sci-Fi (104 comments)

It's newsworthy as it demonstrates how the "absurd" ideas that Drexler proposed more than 20 yrs ago, while still in many areas theoretical, continues to gain in relevance when discussing real science. To call it idle speculation ignores the billions of dollars in research and development that is happening now...obviously, right under your nose.

If it makes you feel more comfortable go back to Sci-Am articles about 10 years ago when Gary Stix published several stories arguing about the impossibilities of self-reproducing molecular nanotechnologies...sounds like your right in line with where his opinions where at that time, so I'd say you have some catching up to do!

more than 5 years ago

UN Attacks Free Speech

dhudson0001 Re:The UN has outlived its usefulness. (842 comments)

Time to send them home.


I'm always surprised how few seem to share my idea that we need the U.N. more than ever.

If humanity is to thrive, at some point we will need a world order. Not...the frightening overseeing insidious world order we always hear about, but a governing world body that is based on Secular Humanism, Rational Thought, Reason based thinking & Transparancy.

The U.N. in it's current form proves only that one can have a great idea, and execute it poorly.

Now that we have the tools to spread rational thought and ideas and concepts to the far flung corners of the world, we should easily recognize the need to consolidate into one voice of reason. The United Nations could potentially do this while still representing our unique differences.

I believe this is the way governments are moving whether we like it or not-we simply cannot afford to ignore that fact that we live on the same planet, and it must be protected...almost as if we still need to prove to ourselves the VALUE of these things. We say to the contrary, but it's blatantly clear that we really doesn't know quite what to do with the insurmountable questions that religions present. This makes sense as we keep searching for answers to impossible questions just as after thousands of years, we continue to struggle with concepts like economics, nationalism, freedom,democracy & privacy, ecology, PEACE.

Sorry for ranting, really! But we need to stop being afraid. When that happens, all of the religious tomes will claim their rightful place on the bookshelf of humanity, right next to Mother Goose, and we can finally start asking ourselves WHY it is so hard to admit we have much to learn. When fear of the unknown no longer grips us we will pare down our incredibly long list of absurd belief systems-IE-Creationism just one example.

A united nations could help humanity to acknowledge our differences, embrace our uniqueness and agree to live peacefully. Think about it, whats the alternative? We could continue pointing all the fingers that we want, but we really only have ourselves, as humans,to blame.

more than 5 years ago

Want a Science Degree In Creationism?

dhudson0001 Re:That's Fine With Me (848 comments)

Now, had you claimed that science can demonstrate sufficiently for all practical purposes that pottery and baskets are in fact very real then you might have had a point.

Not quite, just ask Pythagoras, who was thought to have said "wisdom is an art of mischief".

more than 5 years ago

New Ice Structure Could Help Seed Clouds, Cause Rain

dhudson0001 Re:Creepy if you have read Cat's Cradle (100 comments)

Well, I had Cat's Cradle queued up as my next audiobook. Fortunately I'm currently listening to DUNE so by the time I begin Vonnegut, I will hopefully have forgotten the spoiler.

more than 5 years ago

I'm a PC and I'm 4-1/2

dhudson0001 I'ma PC and I'm 4/12 and... (435 comments)

...my commercial is a brain fuck because even though you want to, you can't make fun of me like you did the other fat geeky guy because I'm cute.

more than 5 years ago

The Deceptive Perfection of Auto-Tune

dhudson0001 Re:Real Time? (437 comments)

The Digitech vocalist 4 generates harmonies on the fly using input from the instrument being played. Guitar/piano is patched into the unit and it extracts the harmonies based on the chord I'm playing. IMO-It works as long as it's not overused in the performance.

more than 5 years ago

The Deceptive Perfection of Auto-Tune

dhudson0001 Re:Real-time Auto-Tune (437 comments)

I have real-time auto tune on my digitech vocalist 4. The only song I've ever used it on was Purple Rain, because it gave exactly the desired effect. It's actually quite easy to tell when someone is using it -it does sound jumpy and automated although much less so than even 5 yrs ago, the real shit-kicker will be when the algorithm is improved to the point where the average ear cannot distinguish that the machine is doing the pitch,timing, formant and dynamics.

more than 5 years ago

New Ads That Watch You

dhudson0001 Re:Ha! I'll show them. (238 comments)

I knew I shouldn't have paid extra for the AdCam.

Chances are you would get a substantial discount for choosing the model with the adcam in the first place.

about 6 years ago

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist As Energy Secretary

dhudson0001 Re:Terrible Idea (498 comments)

I'm reminded of how impressed I was upon hearing Christine Peterson's talk at the 2007 Singularity Summit where she addresses the same issue on how science desperately needs a stronger voice in politics.

2007 Singularity Summit

As this speech was given at Eliezer Yudkowsky's summit-some of you will undoubtedly want to riff on the merits of speculation that occur there. However, her suggestions during the talk are overall on firm ground and seem to apply to what has happened here.

I for one welcome our new Geeky-Politica Overlords...cough,cough...

more than 6 years ago



Giant simulation could solve mystery of "dark

dhudson0001 dhudson0001 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dhudson0001 writes "The search for a mysterious substance which makes up most of the Universe could soon be at an end, according to new research.

The international Virgo Consortium, a team of scientists including cosmologists at Durham University, has used a massive computer simulation showing the evolution of a galaxy like the Milky Way to "see" gamma-rays given off by dark matter.

They say their findings, published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature (Thursday, November 6), could help NASA's Fermi Telescope in its search for the dark matter and open a new chapter in our understanding of the Universe."

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