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Jasiek 2008-08-04 21:34

It's not like they're starting a "small big bang" just to see what it was like, only smashing matter to bits to free the stuff that was free at the beginning.

Darkflame 2008-08-04 21:34

Well, it isnt really recreateing conditions.
Thats just hyperbole. (and not least because we dont know what those conditions actualy were :p)

Its is though recreating conditions that wouldnt accore naturely these days.
Well, too our knowledge.
So you still could, thoerticaly, get some bezire unexpected thing. But it wouldnt be a black hole, or a big bang.

Quote:

Thanks, much clearer now. Very interesting videos. I'm so jealous at the people working there... they have the most fulfilling jobs. In a perfect world, 90% of the population would have those jobs.
Second.

ChaosFish 2008-08-04 21:47

Ah, so there is a tiny chance this will bring the end of the world. Wonderful.

Kobold 2008-08-04 22:22

Is there a way to stop them?

Jasiek 2008-08-04 22:28

Fortunately not.


No Fishos, there isn't. They say that the "probability is extremely small" which in a physicists language means it is as possible as you fazing into a different dimension or a new big bang starting under your table.

Kobold 2008-08-04 22:50

Isn't the entire experiment done because they don't have a clue about it? How can they state something like that then?

Jasiek 2008-08-04 23:17

Have a read then:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_...adron_Collider

The report regarding the safety of the LHC even hold up in court.

ChaosFish 2008-08-05 01:44

I wasn't being serious, no need to get defensive.

Although... something tells me the chances of a black hole starting in a condition that never happened in recorded history since the big bang are just a little bit higher than the chances of a black hole randomly forming under my table.

On a side note
JASIEK YOU SHOULD LIGHTEN UP

Darkflame 2008-08-05 01:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kobold (Post 358813)
Isn't the entire experiment done because they don't have a clue about it? How can they state something like that then?

Have you ever placed a strewbury in the microwave?
Do you have a clue what happens if you do?

How can you state for sure then, that it wont create a rip in the fabric of spacetime leading to an evil universe! :p

ChaosFish 2008-08-05 01:47

DF - That's not the same and you know it!

Gustav Sweden 2008-08-05 02:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChaosFish (Post 358802)
Thanks, much clearer now. Very interesting videos. I'm so jealous at the people working there... they have the most fulfilling jobs. In a perfect world, 90% of the population would have those jobs.

So, what would the other 10% do? :p

Darkflame 2008-08-05 09:24

Be too young to work :p

Well, there would probably also be a few percent that wont want to do anything usefull/absolutely nothing fits their interests.

Jasiek 2008-08-08 23:40

Ok, this is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlpyGhABXRA

Posting it here becouse of Sagan, but it's really, REALLY funny ^^.

Jasiek 2008-08-25 16:11

http://photosynth.net/Default.aspx

Apparently it's not beta anymore. What pissess me though that it was first presented as something to view the web, and it was supposed to search the web for it's photos, and not collections made solely by the users...

ChaosFish 2008-08-25 17:14

Wow, is this what I think it is? This is amazing.

Jasiek 2008-08-25 17:27

Well it was amazing and developed for Linux. Then microsoft bought it out, removed the linux compatibility and slapped on a notice reading "We're sorry but your platform is not yet supported" and then removed all the cool stuff it was supposed to have, and changed it to a photo album....

And it was going to be a search engine, the whole world available in the internet via pictures...

ChaosFish 2008-08-25 19:32

That's horrible. Damn that evil Microsoft. Blast them. They will pay for their evil deeds.

Jasiek 2008-08-25 20:35

Speaking of Evil...
I JUST SCORED A 666 POSTCOUNT IN THIS THREAD!

Darkflame 2008-08-25 20:42

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And it was going to be a search engine,
It was always much more then that!
3D Mapping an area from uncalibrated photos is hugely impressive.

Of course, it will be much better if they can take photos off websites. But it was never going to be a photo search engine with a fancy transition effect.

That said, the support sucks. (no Opera,Saffire). Microsoft limited (as you said, no Linux).
Heck, it dosnt even support Windows2000! Yet it worked fine online?!

And worse, their severs are always busy.
Microsoft: The worst of bothworlds.
They take a online app offline, and yet it still has sever problems >_<


Still, this is too good to be free for long. I see pro versions with "Export to DXF" options to get the point data to Max/Maya etc.
Later on, streaming 3d Data to Microsofts 3d earth thingy.

ChaosFish 2008-08-25 22:31

When you think about it, Microsoft's long term plan actually is to take over the world. Maybe it's time to stop saying that as if it's funny.

Jasiek 2008-08-25 22:59

"and when we'll all be slaving in Microsofts offworld mines I want you to know I fucking called it!"

Darkflame, of course it wasn't going to be "just" a search engine, but when I first saw it on TED it was pretty much obvious the goal was to have it intertwined with the web, to make a 3D map of the world using online photos.

LBAWinOwns 2008-08-25 23:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChaosFish (Post 360231)
When you think about it, Microsoft's long term plan actually is to take over the world. Maybe it's time to stop saying that as if it's funny.

I don't believe that.

ChaosFish 2008-08-26 02:08

Well maybe not really "plan", but more of a goal. World domination IS their primary goal. Just try to contradict me.

LBAWinOwns 2008-08-26 13:09

Ok, they have no army, so they can't force actions upon people, which is required if they want world domination.

ChaosFish 2008-08-26 18:10

And do you think they wouldn't rise an army, given they had the money, would be able to get away with it, and will gain profit from it? I actually think they will. Probably wouldn't call it "an army" though.

LBAWinOwns 2008-08-26 18:52

How would they make money/profit by paying for an army, even if they where able to it.

Jasiek 2008-08-26 19:13

You don't need an army to achieve full world domination. Once the world is so dependant on your technology you have leverage oven courts even. And then the worlds armies will be yours.

Darkflame 2008-08-26 19:42

meh.
Google would stop them.
Of course, Google also wants to dominate the world. But at least you know with them it would be quicker, cleaner, and wont keep giving you "unable to connect to server" messages.

Its interesting to think about though. In thoery, Microsoft could put a timed kill switch in every OS they sale to govement organisations. They could certainly cause choas worldwide. But then, it would be a one-shot thing.
Also, as far as I know, I dont think Microsoft's operating recent systems are used for major applications. I think NASA and such use's smaller unix or maybe even dos stuff still. (smaller, lighter, and a lot more predictable).

LBAWinOwns 2008-08-26 19:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 360300)
You don't need an army to achieve full world domination. Once the world is so dependant on your technology you have leverage oven courts even. And then the worlds armies will be yours.

dependent on software? :lol:

That was a good one!


Of course in theory if all computers could be 'turned evil' it could do some harm, but as far as I know there's hardly any important services that are vital that uses Microsoft. There's really no reason why they should not use more unix-like systems.

Jasiek 2008-08-26 20:13

Yet!

Anyway, here's something to blow your head clean right off.
Burj Dubai:
http://www.joemonster.org/i/ae/wiezowiec1napierw.jpg
http://www.joemonster.org/i/ae/wiezowiec2.jpg
http://www.joemonster.org/i/ae/wiezowiec3.jpg
http://www.joemonster.org/i/ae/wiezowiec4.jpg
http://www.joemonster.org/i/ae/wiezowiec5.jpg
http://www.joemonster.org/i/ae/wiezowiec6.jpg
http://www.joemonster.org/i/ae/wiezowiec7.jpg

Almost 700 metres, will probably reach 800-1000 when they put the antenna on.

Kobold 2008-08-27 01:51

Joe Monster doesn't like hotlinking any more.

Jasiek 2008-08-27 01:56

Fuckerz.
Well I guess you can see all the pics here then.
http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com

http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2...dubai_1001.jpg
http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2...rjJuly2121.jpg

Darkflame 2008-08-27 08:32

Well, they certainly got ambitions thats for sure.
I really hope all this Dubia stuff pays off and generates a lot of tourism, hopefully lead the way for more bold plans elsewhere too.

I think I read somewhere about preposals for a caron negative city/building/achology thing, but I cant find it now.
Was basicaly a paryamid with slits in it.

ChaosFish 2008-08-28 15:43

Speaking of world domination, check this shit out: https://www.google.com/health

Google actually invites everyone to upload their medical records to their servers. This sounds like a joke, but it's not the 1st of April.

Darkflame 2008-08-28 17:04

Well, if you trust them, thats probably quite usefull for countries without a national health service.
I mean, basic stuff like what jabs you have had when going on holliday I have trouble remembering.

Allthough a standard personal medical card might be a better idea, then you can keep all the data with you, rather then needing to trust a 3rd party. (Plus it has the added advantage of being usefull in an emergancy; So people know if your allergic to certain medicines). Could also combine it with doner options too.

Jasiek 2008-09-15 22:34

Organs and limbs regrowing!

:eek:

And more.

Regrowing a whole finger.

ChaosFish 2008-09-15 22:38

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Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 362118)

OMG OMG OMG!!!!! BEST NEWS EVER.

I always hoped I'll live to see the day someone finds a way to do it. I didn't imagine it would happen so soon! WONDERFUL.

(No, I'm not missing any limbs... I'm just excited about this)

Jasiek 2008-09-15 22:55

here it is on CBS

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n3960219.shtml

ChaosFish 2008-09-15 23:07

Watched all movies (and told other people about it).

This is amazing. Incredible.

Darkflame 2008-09-16 01:36

Good stuff.
But something about the figure didnt seem right.

I'm skeptical...I wouldnt be supprise if that one was a hoax.
Cant quite put my regrown figure on why though.

Last I heard we could only grow single-cell type things. (bladders,skin, etc).
As well as teath. Teath are the bodys default thing to grow it seems, as they often randomly grow in large tumours.

RGaspar 2008-09-16 01:40

Yays! The videos don't work!

¬¬

Speaking seriously, I didn't know about a powder but I knew about the stem-cells.

It's awesome, it's the future, it's almost perfect, and now it's working!!

Yays!

Best news ever! Really!

ChaosFish 2008-09-16 03:06

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Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 362136)
Good stuff.
But something about the figure didnt seem right.

I'm skeptical...I wouldnt be supprise if that one was a hoax.
Cant quite put my regrown figure on why though.

It looks like a hoax, but why would they do that? If it was NBC I'd say this is a Heroes viral advert :p

I really hope this isn't a hoax, I'd be very mad if it is. Maybe it just looks like a hoax because it looks too good to be true?

Darkflame 2008-09-16 14:20

I think it was because it was described as a kinda "magic dust" rather then a framework or treatment. Also, growing that figuretip seemed to have a bit of nail as well as the figure...seemed more complex.

Odysseus 2008-09-16 14:21

Seriously, look at that picture where they show the finger as it was. It looks more like a big blister. Count the finger segments yourself if you doubt what i am saying. It's not that I don't want to believe it, it's just that the presented evidence is really weak.

Jasiek 2008-09-16 19:35

ESA coolness(take that NASA!):

Goce sattelite(scheduled to launch at 5 october 2008):
Quote:

Originally Posted by ESA
GOCE is dedicated to measuring Earth's gravity field
and modelling the geoid with unprecedented accuracy and spatial resolution.

(ion thrusters baby)

http://www.esa.int/esaLP/LPgoce.html
http://www.esa.int/images/24_L,3.jpg
http://www.astroengine.com/?p=1001
http://www.astroengine.com/wp-conten...goce_28_h1.jpg

Martian mean looking rover:
http://www.astroengine.com/?p=880

I also really want this car...
http://www.aptera.com/details.php

Darkflame 2008-09-17 01:22

oww...me like gravational maps. (I want that as a layer google? you hear me? :p)

Jasiek 2008-09-20 17:19

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOZqRJzE8xg

Behold the sketchpad. I'm seriously in awe, at what could be done in the 1960's...

ChaosFish 2008-09-20 18:22

Huh... this man is my new idol.

Jasiek 2008-09-22 03:08

Ion engines and ESA

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMOSTG23IE_index_0.html


Plasma engines and ESA


http://www.esa.int/gsp/ACT/pro/pp/He...20Overview.htm


This thing about the asteroid Apophis is kinda didisturbing too...

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/NEO/SEM2M7QR4CF_0.html

Darkflame 2008-09-22 17:26

Our augmented reality future takes another step or two forward;
http://rickyrobinson.id.au/2008/09/2...next-big-thing
(nice demo/presentation....even if its clear they are dodging all the hard questions)

http://gamesalfresco.com/2008/09/20/...y/#comment-119
(again, some nice work...too bad I'm a few thousand miles out to accept the invatation :p)


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