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Comment author: morganism 16 September 2016 11:56:56PM 2 points [-]

KIC 8462852 models that fit Kepler observations quite well

"I have proposed a type of model that is mathematically simple and, with slight variations, is able to produce excellent fits for all the major brightness drops observed in Tabby's star. If this is the correct type of model — its goodness of fit is highly encouraging — the following hypotheses should be considered:

1) Tabby's star has one ore more partially constructed Niven Rings. All partial rings are likely in the same orbital plane and possibly the same orbit.

2) Tabby's star hosts a Dyson Swarm, and some objects in the swarm cluster alongside shared orbits, with an object distribution given by an approximation of a Monod equation. Perhaps the distribution is intentional in D800, and meant to be a beacon.

3) We might be looking at the birth of an accretion disk, or a partial accretion disk. Perhaps Tabby's star is being slowly swallowed by another star or a black hole. Perhaps there's a natural reason why disk material would approximate a Monod distribution, quite perfectly sometimes, and chaotically on different occasions."

http://www.science20.com/indepth_analytics/blog/kic_8462852_models_that_fit_kepler_observations_quite_well-180403

Comment author: morganism 23 December 2017 10:52:21PM 0 points [-]

"Destroyed Worlds" --Cause Star's Strange Dimming (VIDEO)

"A team of U.S. astronomers studying the star RZ Piscium has found evidence suggesting its strange, unpredictable dimming episodes may be caused by vast orbiting clouds of gas and dust, the remains of one or more destroyed planets."

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2017/12/destroyed-worlds-cause-stars-strange-dimming-video-4.html

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Comment author: morganism 30 November 2017 11:46:41PM 0 points [-]

Wrong number fone tones, to get spam callers and robo callers will auto hang up

http://yourhomenow.com/sit.html

https://www.3amsystems.com/World_Tone_Database?q=,Special_information_tone

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Comment author: morganism 26 November 2017 09:19:04PM 0 points [-]

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

https://theconversation.com/what-if-consciousness-is-not-what-drives-the-human-mind-86785

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01924/full

"We suggest that our personal awareness does not create, cause or choose our beliefs, feelings or perceptions. Instead, the contents of consciousness are generated “behind the scenes” by fast, efficient, non-conscious systems in our brains. All this happens without any interference from our personal awareness, which sits passively in the passenger seat while these processes occur. "

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Comment author: morganism 25 November 2017 10:21:34PM 0 points [-]

SAGE: A Test to Detect Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia

https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/brain-spine-neuro/memory-disorders/sage#SAGETest

"The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is designed to detect early signs of cognitive, memory or thinking impairments. It evaluates your thinking abilities and helps physicians to know how well your brain is working."

Comment author: morganism 25 November 2017 10:20:16PM 0 points [-]

"Here Bostrom and I discuss applications of his book across any number of fields — from history to philosophy to public policy to practices of everyday life (both now and in millennia to come)."

[Link] Letter from Utopia: Talking to Nick Bostrom

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there are volunteer openings. They just launched a cubesatt to ISS, so they want to be considered a space-faring nation by the UN.

Vacancies in the Civics Division

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BydyXO59FB2GdngwSVI2azc2aG8/view

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