Sunday, July 27, 2014

Melting Titanium No.35

Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC

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Part 1
Part 2 coming

iON’s child rearing 101, Sidwell Friends Schools. 8 December 2009

Korean Baseball Team Replaces Fans with Robots



With so much fun to be had these days, how can you enjoy every event? If you are a fan of the South Korean baseball team Hanwah Eagles, you can enjoy the game virtually while your physical body is engaged in another activity in another location.

Digital Trends

The Eagles have added three rows of robot spectators who beam video clips and messages from supporters who can’t be there in person.

“Those who cannot come to the stadium watch the game on the Web or their phones. What if there was a robot cheering for those fans? At important moments the Fanbots encourage group cheering, so the fan and the Fanbots make victory together.”
Official Eagles video above

The Fanbots can display messages sent from computers and phones, and are able to work in unison to hold up scrolling LED panels that transmit messages of encouragement. They can also be programmed to do a ‘slow wave’ that mimics the actions of the real human fans in the stadium. Supporters are able to set up customized profiles to personalize their messages.

Not only will fans be able to control some robot movements, but they can also upload an image of their face to a screen on the robot’s face.

iON Chat Line | 26 July 2014


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iON joined the Chat Line during last night’s Payday time slot on Achieve Radio.

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Thanks, Kevin.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Planet 2012 VP-113


NASA

The solar system has a new most-distant family member. Scientists have discovered an object that is believed to have the most distant orbit found beyond the known edge of our solar system.

Named 2012 VP113, it is possibly a dwarf planet. A dwarf planet is an object in orbit around the sun that is large enough to have its own gravity pull itself into a spherical, or nearly round, shape.

“The discovery of 2012 VP113 shows us that the outer reaches of our solar system are not an empty wasteland as once was thought. Instead, this is just the tip of the iceberg telling us that there are many inner Oort Cloud bodies awaiting discovery. It also illustrates how little we know about the most distant parts of our solar system and how much there is left to explore.”
Chadwick Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii

New “Fast Radio Bursts” Mystify Astronomers

The area of the sky in which the Arecibo Fast Radio Burst was detected is circled.
The nearby supernova remnant and star formation region are coincidental,
with the burst coming from much greater distances
Photo: Rogelio Bernal Andreo

IFL Science

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Audio: NPR

Two large radio telescopes, on opposite sides of the planet, have detected very brief, very powerful bursts of radio waves. Right now, astronomers have no idea what's causing these bursts or where they’re coming from.

Last year astronomers reported four bursts picked up by the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.

Now it appears that the Australian telescope isn’t hearing voices – for the first time another giant dish has picked up one of the mysterious “fast radio bursts” (FRBs).

The Astrophysical Journal reports that the 305m Arecibo Telescope has picked up a similar burst while searching for pulsars. “Our result is important because it eliminates any doubt that these radio bursts are truly of cosmic origin,” says McGill’s Professor Victoria Kaspi.

The find confirms these bursts indeed come from outer space, but beyond that their source is still wide open.

iON | 19 July 2014

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“…increase of protein and lysine is helpful for those of you who chose to engage ascension.”
iON

5 also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
6 or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
8 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.
11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 12

Reference:
RnA Drops Corinthian Column & Lamp
Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transfers

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Popcorn Time



Above is a brief demonstration and explanation of Popcorn Time, which allows you to stream movies and TV shows to your computer.

As you can see in the video, the interface is similar to Netflix and allows you to easily select and stream videos. Download Popcorn Time and start watching The Honourable Woman, Transcendence, The Lottery, The Leftovers and other recent entertainment that you’ve heard mentioned on Payday. Use this link if you are in Europe.

Popcorn Time is a free and open source media player and is a communal experience so you are seeding or uploading bits and bits of the movie as long as you are watching it on Popcorn Time. I’m using this app and Bob has installed it as well. So pop some corn and enjoy!

The Honourable Woman

Sundance

After a well-known Israeli arms manufacturer is assassinated, his daughter takes control of the company and refocuses its purpose on connecting Palestine and Israel to promote peace by running fiber optic cables from Israel into the West Bank for high-speed Internet access to create a learning institution in the West Bank. Her efforts results in her appointment to the House of Lords.

Spies, international espionage and personal secrets are woven throughout ‘The Honourable Woman’.



Akito’s Guide to Payday | 19 July 2014 (Parts 1-4, Remainder coming)

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PART 1 (5pm)

00:00 - 60:00

DJ Bob Dobbs Plays Musik
- goes over the hour

PART 2 (6pm)

00:00 - 15:44

DJ Bob Dobbs Plays Musik (excerpt of iON starting @ 07:02)

15:45

Bob starts the show by reading the chatline messages (the Fifth 11Hour show)
Bob: … Yaaay, Josip!… Okay, now we're in class…
Debra: Am I muted?
Bob: Everybody's open! It's all open!
Debra: I'm not muted?
Bob: Yes, you are muted, Deb! (cracks up)
Ginney: That's right, (laughs) remember when (laughs)… we were on the ReWrite and Debra would be asking the questions for hours, then she realized she was on mute! (cracks up)
Debra: Because I had that new stupid iPhone… and I was thinking nobody wanted to hear what I had to say. I had issues for months over this!
Bob: Okay, so we got Ginney… Rochelle… Katie...
Female1: Talk to the birthday boy!
Carolyn: Gregg's birthday too!
Bob: … I posted Gregg celebrating, it was the best birthday greeting he ever got. JW called him last night.
Sara: Did you play banjo for him, Gregg?
Gregg: Yeah, he had the whole prison choir singing behind him and I think it was the, eh, Sing Sing Quartet, you could hear all these deep voices and rattling on the bars… very distinctive sound, of course (inaudible)...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All Your Tower of David Belong to Us



You may of heard of Venezuela’s Torre de David (Tower of David) from a post at Information Farm or from an episode of President Obama’s favorite TV series Homeland.

ArchDaily

Monday night began the relocation process of thousands of inhabitants living in Venezuela’s Torre de David, the world’s tallest slum. The tower’s tenants are being relocated to Cúa, a city 53 kilometers outside of the capital,

The relocation initiative is being carried out by the Interior and Justice Ministry, and comes five days after the announcement that the Venezuelan government is in negotiations with Chinese banks interested in purchasing the building.

Caracas Chronicles

This news came just hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping left Venezuela. Recently, both countries celebrated the 40th anniversary of bilateral relations. China has allegedly pledged $4 billion to the China-Venezuela fund presumably in exchange for future shipments of oil they will surely get with a heavy discount off the market price.

Meanwhile, the tower will be in the hands of the National Guard until further notice and it appears that the Bank of China will turn “La Torre de David” into its South American HQ.

Bob Dobbs | Covert Culture


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Pull up a chair and listen as one of the foremost international intelligence operatives reads from his diaries and explains his involvement in the culture during the later half of the twentieth century.

“I went into broadcasting DURING my espionage life. I had to do it in order to direct the Android Meme in my favour via its xenochrony.”

“I'm an MK-ULTRA victim myself! You put me on the radio, I go into what they programmed me to say!”
Bob Dobbs

Reference:
Download Bob’s Diaries (PDF)
Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation by David McGowan
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, Blood’s a Rover by James Ellroy
Licio Gelli
The Pope and the Vatican Bank, NY Times
Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski Documentary, Born Into This
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
Captain Alfred Matthew Hubbard

“In 1919, guided by other-worldly forces, Hubbard invented the Hubbard Energy Transformer, a radioactive free-energy battery that could not be explained by the technology of the day. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that Hubbard's invention, hidden in an 11" x 14" box, had powered a ferry- sized vessel around Seattle's Portico Bay nonstop for three days. Fifty percent rights to the patent were eventually bought by the Radium Corporation of Pittsburgh for $75,000, and nothing more was heard of the Hubbard Energy Transformer. He was only 16 when he began work on his device and only 19 when he perfected it to a demonstrable machine.”

What’s Bob Doing the Next Two Weeks



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