Wednesday, 5 July 2017

recaping some recent cryptography links


a good 'simple' explanation of block chains that if i was given the text would have taken me a minute to put up on the web, but goldman sachs have no doubt spent $10,000 to make it almost unreadable !
http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/pages/blockchain/
these funds can swing huge sums in seconds so i feel that cyrptocurrencies will be a dangerous playground with them, but money can be made !
good charlie rose interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cycaD53Ly0

10 comments:

  1. i recently had a dream where i was walking with a friend, we went to this park, and i looked up at the beautiful canopy, golden light coming down on it. I became aware of dreaming and remarked how all so real it was. My friend was shocked, but then I pointed up and flew to the sky, and a darkness encased me. I said "What is Buddha? Who am I?"

    and then another dream overtook me... after the darkness fell off

    and i came to understand this fact

    life is just a dream within a dream... endless dreams within dreams

    that's all it is

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    1. What about the great sage and the great awakening?

      "During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. And yet fools think they are awake, presuming to know that they are rulers or herdsmen. How dense! You and Confucius are both dreaming, and I who say you are a dream am also a dream. Such is my tale. It will probably be called preposterous, but after ten thousand generations there may be a great sage who will be able to explain it, a trivial interval equivalent to the passage from morning to night."

      The Zhuangzi mentions a logic 'beyond' the ouroboros nested dreams. You should ask Andrew. I do not see the star directly, I only see people who see the star directly:

      "Within the armor is the butterfly and within the butterfly is the signal from another star." - Philip K. Dick

      This "dream within a dream" business is the butterfly within, but what about the star and its signal?

      For some atmosphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfRPLbSyiSM

      Hopefully your reply will motivate Andrew to bless us with a new post.

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    2. http://www.simulation-argument.com/simulation.html

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  2. good writing , i have put it up on the latest pending poems

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  3. Do you have any studies showing adverse psychological effects of long-term psychedelic usage? Thanks.

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    1. zepehr, you will need to be more specific

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    2. I do not encourage the use of any drug, legal or illegal; but I've heard "4-AcO-DMT" is not illegal (at least here in Europe it's legal) - that it is non-toxic and is theorized to be a prodrug for psilocin, as is psilocybin, which is naturally occurring in various mushrooms. It was patented January 16, 1963 by Sandoz Ltd. via Albert Hofmann (the same Hofmann that discovered LSD). Some users find that the visual distortions produced by O-acetylpsilocin more closely resemble those produced by DMT than those produced by psilocin. These differences could be possible if psilacetin is active itself and not merely as a prodrug. - So it is like somewhere between DMT/ayahuasca and psilocybin in effects. - Andrew said on Reddit once that if any psychedelic resembles the "enlightenment" experience, it could be ayahuasca/DMT. - It's best to be drug free but from my researches I think this "4-AcO-DMT" would be my choice IF I had to take one.

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    3. I want actual studies showing how long-term use of LSD or other psychedelics can cause psychological problems. I was looking for some. I know they can break down connections among the parahippocampus and retrosplenial cortex, messing with global functional connectivity, but I want a study or article that focuses exclusively on the psychological damage of psychedelics from long-term use. Thanks.

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    4. Z, I am not interested in drugs in the least, even if they resembled enlightenment. I never have been, and feel enlightenment has to be in synchrony with one's life in order to be worked/sorted out as Andrew once said. To me, that's common sense, and too many times I see drug users fetishize their experience and treat it as something separate from life and good artwork. In fact, I think they may have mental disorders that have not quite been defined yet by the medical community...

      I want to quit smoking too.

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    5. Cigarettes are physically more harmful than psychedelics, but I am sure you know that already: http://i.imgur.com/jPlxCoY.png

      How do you define mental disorder? It's not easy. Ewk says Andrew has a mental disorder. Someone could say the prophets in the Bible had mental disorders - for instance, Ezekiel.

      We should take a pragmatic approach. If you are functional in society, you're not mentally ill.

      Lots of people who take psychedelics are very functional:

      "Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there's another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it." (Steve Jobs)

      Psychedelics are actually being actively studied as therapeutic tools to treat mental illness (especially depression and anxiety).

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