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World's Most Powerful Rail Gun Delivered to US Navy

morlock_man Railgun Power Scramjet? (615 comments)

I thought someone might have mentioned this by now, but what about a railgun-assisted scramjet engine?

A scramjet engine only becomes effective at mach 5, which is practically impossible to achieve with traditional jet engines, but well within reach of the mach 8 velocities of these new railguns.

Of course, then you're opening the door for ubercruise missles that go from 0 to mach 25 in a fraction of the time it takes now.(Before they melt, of course.)

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MS Patents Offline Economies for Digital Media

morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "Microsoft has patented a novel platform for building off-line markets for digital content. The key technology enables an arbitrary user of specific digital content to resell their purchased media to other users in an off-line P2P manner so that part of the proceeds goes to content's copyright holder. More importantly, one part of the revenues is retained by the seller as an incentive for participating in the distributed economy. (United States Patent 20070136608)"
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Microsoft Patents Digital Money

morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "Microsoft has sucessfully patented a sharable digital media economy that would allow the average consumer to buy and sell digital media. United States Patent 20070136608: Off-line economies for digital media Having finally secured a patent for money, the root of all evil, Bill Gates can rest easy with the knowledge that Microsoft is truly, and for all time, the Evil Empire."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "Why is there a big push towards providing laptop-style access for children in developing countries? It seems to be overkill to be putting such a high power draw device in the hands of children. An eReader style interface with touch capabilities would seem better suited to the task. Textbooks could be uploaded to the device instead of printed. Notes could be taken directly on the device. Homework could be completed and passed in through the device. The benefits of moving to a low power paperless classroom would help pay for the system in terms of it's environmental impact, besides providing easier access to educational materials. And if it were possible to incorporate a solar cell behind the eReader's e-ink screen, the device could recharge itself while being used. This would be a significant improvement over the high power requirements currently envisioned by the OLPC concept."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "A new Digital Rights Management system may soon be available to Independent Artists worldwide interested in selling their artwork from their own websites. Being based in Canada, the company is exempt from royalties in regards to American patents. As such service can be offered with an infinitesimal overhead cost in comparison. The company is planning on using DRM as a delivery system, with the ability to export DRM-Free versions of purchased media to ensure cross-platform compatibility. Read more."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "Why hasn't the open source community embraced the possibilities inherent in DRM technology as a means to show corporate interests how it's really supposed to be done? DRM has the potential to create new business models for independent publishers and artists, new ways to distribute physical media, and the means to share profits with the average consumer who chooses to share their purchased media. However, the Open Source community has remained firmly against the DRM concept, even though they have the ability to create much more ethical and cross-platform versions. Why haven't the Free Software or Open Source communities yet banded together to create their own DRM models for independent publishers? What's wrong with Media Shareware?"
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "Music stores have traditionally been repositories for older formats of media as well as featuring new artists. Using these new distribution formats, these stores can now stock over 10 times as many artists in the same volume of space. And where a customer would previously purchase 1 album for $20, the can now purchase 10 full compilation albums for preview at the same price. Full article."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "From the Register: A music-sharing site popular with small and independent artists is suspending operations because of incompatibilities with Microsoft's latest version of Windows Media Player. Weedshare, home to 10,000 musicians and 100,000 tracks, will go offline next week after four years because Windows Media Player 11 does not play music files that have been updated to enable operators to charge consumers." Read the full article."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "When Windows Media Player 11 was released, it broke the Weedshare DRM. The upgraded security enhancements of the new player were designed to look at newly licensed Weedshare files as being 'tampered with', and were therefore considered corrupted by the system. This 'security enhancement', while referred to as a 'bug' by Microsoft, in no way affected their Zune model, despite being based on the same technology. Microsoft directly targetted the Weedshare incentive program as a weakspot in the model, and their tactics proved successful. The Weedshare program will officially suspend operations as of April 9th, with no immediate plans for reopening the program. The official word on this comes down from John Beezer, the head of Shared Media Licensing Inc. Follow the link for the full text. John Beezer announces the closure of the Weedshare network."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "I'm a former content provider for Shared Media Licensing Inc. I have since cut my ties with this agency. Since the rollout of the Zune distribution model and the release of Vista, it has become obvious to a number of us (ICPs) that Microsoft is attempting to close down the Weedshare network in favor of it's own network. It was recently announced that Shared Media would be disabling its licensing system as of April 9th, 2007. This closure will mean the end of a fair and equal distribution system. Under this system independent artists need no longer deal directly with record labels to profit from their work and consumers were given the ability to trade media at a profit for themselves. This closure represents the end of the world's first digital media marketplace where everyone existed on a level playing field. Disabling this format is an attempt by Microsoft to gain a monopoly over the patent that allows this form of distribution to take place. An online petition is available for signers, and a more detailed information regarding what is taking place is available at the Digital Dark Age blog."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 6 years ago

morlock_man writes "Despite claiming to support the PlaysForSure DRM into the indefinite Future, MS has apparently broken the DRM compatibility with Windows Media Player 11 and Vista. A number of reports are coming in from companies working with the DRM that attempts at playing any music licensed through the PFS DRM under Vista consistently produce errors. Is this an oversight on Microsoft's part? Or are they attempting to cripple their licensed DRM system in favour of supporting their own proprietary Zune business model? Can you say 'Antitrust'?"
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "In refence to the previous posts:

Temporal progression through a hypersphere would be experienced as a torquing effect similar to torque-induced precession in a gyroscope. This would explain motion in everything from galactic and solar formations and all the way down to the subatomic world. The concept of temporal torque can be used as a means for reunifying string theory with current particle theory.

But it still changes the nature of the singularity as defined by Hawking when deriving Hawking Radiation. Experiments with the Large Hadron Collider have the potential for becoming very dangerous. Under this newly reunified string theory, a black hole would represent a knot in the string. An end point followed by a reversal in the very nature of spacetime itself. Continuing these experiments without re-evaluating the underlying theories becomes exceedingly dangerous."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "CERN has stated that the energy interactions produced by the Large Hadron Collider will not produce stable black holes, citing the fact that the solar wind striking our atmosphere has equivalent or higher energy states.

The Van Allen Radiation Belts would be a prime example of this kind of formation.

The Large Hadron Collider will produce this stable black hole radiation at ground level."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "I've attached a paper defining the new Hypersphere cosmology as it relates to older mythologies. It relates directly to current experiments taking place with the Large Hadron Collider and the logical fallacy in the mathematics Stephen Hawking used to derive the existence of Hawking Radiation. Please read this over.

Solid State Universe"
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "This is an addendum to previous submissions regarding the overall shape of the Universe, methods for visualization and the Nature of the 'Big Bang' and Black Holes.

Under this cosmology, a Black Hole is not a mass in our spacetime. It's more like a period at the end of a sentence. Time literally stops at a singularity and mass and energy that pass through experience time in a reverse progression. As such, these Black Holes represent an "End Time," where an observer looking 'through' the black hole at the end of the Universe will see nothing more than dark matter and energy.

When a singularity forms, it will consume the mass and energy around them, then begin absorbing the spacetime between themselves and their surroundings. There is no method for evaporation under this cosmology and attempts at deriving such a method using Calculus are inherently flawed, lacking an understanding of true quantum gravity. A singularity will exist as an individual black hole until meeting up with other singularities to form the 'end of time' also refered to as Terminus or the mouth of Ouroboros.

Attempts at creating a singularity in our localized spacetime will not provide for immediate destruction. But it will become a distinct inevitability that Earth will be absorbed and that mankind will be forced to leave this planet. The Large Hadron Collider should not be activated."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "Based on the knowledge derived from the previous three articles, the assumptions concerning the formation of Hawking Radiation are very flawed. Attempts at the production of mini-black holes through high energy interactions in the Large Hardon Collider will no produce decaying black holes. They will produce stable black holes that will result in the early demise of mankind.

The last piece of the Large Hardon Collider was delivered last month. It is vital that this equipment is never used in this fashion. I know of no other way to get the word out fast enough."
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morlock_man morlock_man writes  |  more than 7 years ago

morlock_man writes "The universe is not expanding.

In fact, we exist in relatively late age of the Universe alongside a series of galaxies which are currently experiencing a slow implosion towards the massive black holes located at each Galactic Central Core. This process may take billions of years, but in the process it also absorbs the spacetime between galaxies, creating the optical illusion of a red-shifted "tired light" which we interpret as metric expansion.

As each galaxy is consumed along with the spacetime around it, the eventual reunification of each black hole into a 'single' singluarity becomes a logical conclusion, once you understand the nature of the singularity as existing at the 'end of time.' The surface of our universal hypersphere reunites at the 'end' of the Universe as Terminus, or the mouth of Ouroboros. As each galaxy is digested by Ouroboros, it becomes part of a dark mass stream that reaches back to the 'beginning' of the Universe, where Ouroboros literally excretes light. This light is what we interpret as the 'big bang' or the origin of the Universe. It is the end of 'Ouroboros' and the beginning of our Universe. At this point the entire process begins again anew, continuously regenerating along a parallel but opposing timeline the galactic food that feeds the Oroboros process and drives the perpetual motion machine that is our Universe.

Now for some diagrams.

This is a simplified version of our Hyperspherical Universe, riding in reverse time along the body of Ouroboros. Notice the horizon effect that would prevent us from looking back towards Genesis from our present location nearing Terminus.

This is the path that Ouroboros travels.

Eternal Universe. Infinite galaxies.

P.S. Please note. In this model of singularities, Hawking Radiation does not exist. A black hole created by the LHC will not decay as predicted."

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