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Monday, November 12, 2007

OK ... here's an interesting question ... are blog stats good predictors of future issues? What about the relative post and comment rates of the two leading dems? Here's an interesting perspective.

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 06:09 PM CST [Link]

Monday, June 25, 2007

Optics is a fascinating topic. One of the standing questions is:

Given that lenses were know thousands of years ago ... why did it take so long to create the telescope and microscope (and hence delay the arrival of modern science)?

Some of the answers are here where there's discussion of the History of Optics and Telescopes observatories, and observing technology

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 10:30 PM CST [Link]

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Well... there's got to be a reason .... universal consciousness is it -- the first step is the Quantum Gold[en] Prediction of the Month dealing with Church, Money, Mystery, Consciousness, Shadows, Mystery, Nicloe Kidman, Dark Energy, Dark Materials, Dark Matter, Alethiometers, its all there! entaglement … Nicole Kidman , Marisa Coulter, Lord Asriel, Serafina Pekkala, Kevin Bacon Lee Scoresby , Dakota Blue Richards, Lyra Belacqua and of course Alethiometers

The next unexpected connection deals with the precursor that lead to schroedingers quantum mechanics ... and thats ... Vedanta .... it might be hard to believe ... but there's compelling reasons to do so.

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 10:35 PM CST [Link]

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ok ... to conquer transfinite speculations ... there are a few new threads ...

Missing Manuscripts
Reflection Infinite Reflections basically to well, provide a lensed reflection of the primary Infinite Reflections

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 10:03 PM CST [Link]

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The battle for liberty is on -- it might not appear to to be the case, however the world is changing in dramatic ways that might be readily apparent. The destructive hackers, probably in the pay of promoters of various vanities, are destroyin the material on the web by inserting hidden links. I am sue automated bots will be scouring material for changes, and bots will be scouring to change the changes ...e tc etc a la matrix ... At the end of the day ... what will remain is sewage for the masses ... and highly guarded material for elites ... the experiment in digital freedom is about to evaporate .... and the perps causing it are not even aware they are bringing on the demise of the substrate that allows their trade. I guess wisdom is always earned the hard way ...

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 07:24 PM CST [Link]

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I guess there are those who are definitely against the life liberty and pursuit of happiness ...

they are continuing to destroy this site ... for the readers who come here ... my aplogies ... we might not be able to keep this going if this destruction persists ....

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 09:49 PM CST [Link]

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

According to money magazine -- the top 5 best places to live as far as clean air goes ... are:

1 Lake Havasu City, AZ 100.0%
2 Santa Fe, NM 100.0%
3 Richmond, VA 100.0%
4 Casper, WY 100.0%
5 Cheyenne, WY 100.0%

Lake Havasu City, AZ is one we've never heard of ... something new to check

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 11:21 PM CST [Link]

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Hedging Your way to Happiness ...

Nassim Taleb's advice books are getting some great plays and reviews:

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

The Volatility Surface: A Practitioner's Guide

Dynamic Hedging: Managing Vanilla and Exotic Options

you might want to check them out ...

from the A source "About the Author -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, uncertainty, probability, and knowledge. Part literary essayist, part empiricist, part no-nonsense mathematical trader, he is currently taking a break as Dean’s Professor in the Sciences of Uncertainty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His last book, the bestseller Fooled by Randomness, has been published in nineteen languages."

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 07:46 PM CST [Link]

Saturday, March 31, 2007

OK ... so what are the fruits of the Pursuit of Happiness? ... According to the NY TIMES: "in 2005, with the top 1 percent of Americans — those with incomes that year of more than $348,000 — receiving their largest share of national income since 1928, ....... The new data also shows that the top 300,000 Americans collectively enjoyed almost as much income as the bottom 150 million Americans. Per person, the top group received 440 times as much as the average person in the bottom half earned, nearly doubling the gap from 1980" [in this

Prof. Emmanuel Saez, the University of California, Berkeley, and Prof. Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics -- analyzed the IRS Data

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 01:29 PM CST [Link]

Thursday, March 29, 2007

ITS HARD TO TELL IF ONE SHOULD LAUGH OR CRY ABOUT THESE CONSPIRACY THEORIES: [ I just about fell into the trap of writing this out as consipracy ... one wonder if there are any consipracies as well ... ore maybe its all part of the Global Alzheimer's Syndrom -- GAS] [via Wikipedia - see links via link above]

What would you do? [more]

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 08:39 PM CST [Link]

Saturday, March 17, 2007

TO SEE AGAIN??? -Gene therapy for blindness clears hurdle in mice- An Incredible possibility reported by the University of Florida ...

check this out ...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have used an experimental therapy in mice to shut down a gene that plays a crucial role in a leading cause of inherited blindness.

The technique, detailed in an upcoming issue of Vision Research, involves injecting the eye with a bit of genetic material called interfering RNA, which helps disable the gene.

Normally the gene is essential for healthy eyesight, but mutated versions of it are passed from generation to generation in some families and can lead to blindness.

Disabling the gene is a step toward developing a gene therapy to treat people with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disease that attacks the light-sensing cells in the eye. It affects about one in 60,000 people, with an estimated 1.5 million people afflicted worldwide.

“One of the causes of the disease is mutated gene expression,” said Marina Gorbatyuk, an assistant professor of molecular genetics and microbiology in the UF College of Medicine. “We work with rhodopsin, which is the main retinal protein. Without it, or if it is mutated, people simply won’t see.”


Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 06:23 PM CST [Link]

Reinventing Holidays? -- maybe -- but first ... its reinventing reinvention and then exploring and celebrating American Public Holidays ....and other Holidays .... now that's pursuing happiness ...

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 03:59 PM CST [Link]

Sunday, March 11, 2007

GooFVs for future reference:

starting point -- originally started to look at oligarchy, wgich led to research on iron law of oligarchy Proposed by French sociologist Robert Michels in Political Parties (1911) to describe the tendency of all organizations or polities to fall under the control of elites. In Michels's words, “he who says organization, says oligarchy.”

This led to: How to Make Yourself Famous: The Secrets a Professional Publicist By Gloria Michels -- which sort of quaint but has some interesting (obvious, but helpful, as well as unique) ideas.

and then to: How to Make Insurance Companies Pay Your Claims By William F. Shernoff [crusading consumer rights lawyer who has battled big insurance companies for years--and won, provides step-by-step guidance on how to collect from insurance]

and Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts [a bit dated but still fascinating]

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 07:51 PM CST [Link]

Do you wonder where basic elemental powers, smaller semitone, caelo passage, unlimited constituents, two dieses, doctrine that all things, arithmetical unit, pebble arithmetic, indefinite dyad, concordant intervals, spurious fragments, unlimited elements, doxographical tradition, derivation sequence, unlimited things, genuine fragments, geometric harmony, genuine book, lunar water, spherical cosmos, limiting things, moon creatures, astronomical system, central fire, Hippocrates of Chios, Anonymus Londinensis, Timaeus Locrus, Plato's Phaedo, Diogenes of Apollonia, Kai Twv, Philolaus the Pythagorean, Plato's Timaeus, Alexander Polyhistor, Sextus Empiricus, Claudianus Mamertus, Demetrius of Magnesia, Diogenes Laertius, Herodorus of Heraclea, Eudemian Ethics, Heraclides of Pontus, and Oenopides of Chios ... fit?? If you do ... you would look to Philolaus of Croton: Pythagorean and Presocratic by Carl A. Huffman ... part of the mystical Pythagors and his Pythagoreans

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 06:52 PM CST [Link]

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Did you know that "Theodicy (adjectival form "theodicean") is a specific branch of theology and philosophy that attempts to reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the assumption of a benevolent God ~”ie. the problem of evil. An attempt to reconcile the co-existence of evil and God may thus be called "a theodicy"." --- find out more here [Part of a new Abstract Concept notebook].

If You're into Monodology ... Leibniz's your man ...

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 10:17 AM CST [Link]

Thursday, March 8, 2007

does liberty = infinity? Would Gregory Chaitin's Omega Number make a difference? Get clues about the rest of the story here.

Posted on LLPOH by EM @ 09:54 PM CST [Link]

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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