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"Your Brain Sees Things You Don't": http://neurosciencenews.com/neuropsycho … ption-593/

Our brains process our visual imput up to the complex of level of establishing meaning, often without us being consciously aware of what we're looking at!

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Depends on how self-aware you're being while doing/watching something.  I never stop my self-analysis.  It's how I aced Scientology's "Personality Test."  It was fun watching them trying to find their jaws when I hit 95+ on every single category.  Then watching them try to come up with some reason I needed one of their courses. 

Hint- Monkey > Xenu, all day, every day.

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Another very cool rant to read The Creature. And great posts Monkey Knight Dude Boy too.

I know our brains sees more stuff than we're aware of, H3LL, I see Ghosts all the time so imagine if I could process all that in real time, I'd be seeing Succubi even during the day when I'm waken up. Damn what a cool thought this is. lol

I like the so called Earth's twin a lot. She's the most beautiful for me.

http://www.ajax.ehu.es/VEX/Venus.Earth/Venus.Earth.html

http://www.ajax.ehu.es/VEX/Venus.Earth/Venus.Earth.jpg

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I just figured I haven't throw out something to boggle your minds in a few days...

De Broglie wavelength (quantum matter wavelength based off of Planck).

Enjoy.

edit- the questions at the end of the article are rather surprising.  I was off by about a magnitude of 10^8.

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I was TOTALLY off but it's usual for me and that Quantum stuff... lol

And speaking of Quantum, that's pretty cool. Thanks Chandra. smile

Chandra Helps Confirm Evidence of Jet in Milky Way's Black Hole

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/november … lack-hole/

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Wow, crazy nice. smile

The explosion, known as a gamma-ray burst and designated GRB 130427A, tops the charts as one of the brightest ever seen.

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/november … ed-detail/

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Just to be clear for the less astrophysicly inclined, "brightest" doesn't mean like looking at a lightbulb or the sun, but rather the energy on the light wave.  Think X-rays ramped up to 11.
Running through the numbers, and assuming the gamma ray takes 1 nanosecond (10-9) to provide it's energy, each gamma ray has 1 to 10 watts of power each.  Put it this way, a standard size lightbulb would instantaneously turn you into plasma if it's output was that high.

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Even worse than this. lol

http://cdn-media.hollywood.com/images/l/unlucky-wile.jpg

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New badass dinosoar discovered in North America. This dude was a motha...

http://www.ibtimes.com/new-dinosaur-sia … to-1482478

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Weak sauce.

Via Forbes-

In the movie, Kong appears to be about 25 feet tall in a crouch–about seven times the height of an actual silverback gorilla. At that size, a very rough estimate tells us Kong would weigh anywhere from 20 to 60 tons.

Compared to 30 feet and 6 tons.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs8/i/2005/341/e/4/Kong_Vs__Trex_by_VegasMike.jpg


Before anyone flips out, yeah, I'm just doing my monkey thing.  That Siats looks rather awesome.

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I know this has nada to do with science, just consider it covert ops.  I chose this thread because I didn't see any postings in it from the local riffraff.  Just checking to see if he who shall not be named had been apprehended by the Dementors yet?

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Nope.  I get spanked (again) and no progress.  I blame FSM for lack of progress...


http://www.venganza.org/wp-content/themes/november3/images/featured/feat19.jpg

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A beautiful under-the-sea mating ritual for the purpose of attracting the females...

"The Surprising Habits of a Deadly Fish": http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/the- … adly-fish/

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Yeah getken this was an amazing beast whatever azathoth says about it. lol

And The Creature, pretty nice. Ahhh good ol' cool nature. big_smile

Ghostly neutrino particles from outer space revealed??? Hmmm... WHAT???

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/2 … 18766.html

Ahhh well ok then. lol

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1476202/thumbs/o-NEUTRINO-570.jpg?2

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Well, well, well, look who's here... big_smile

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/af/b1/4c/afb14c85748e0ddce154830139cab2ee.jpg

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^ Holy Cosmic Beauty! We live in a beautiful (and yet very hostile universe).

The human brain is now my biggest scientific and philosophic kick. I've been tweeting about the brain and making up catchy philosophical slogans about brain-knowledge. Mixing in a bit of poetry and philosophy never harms the science, just as long as the terms are still clear and nothing in the empirical data is construed to fit a biased viewpoint. A couple witty aphorisms I've come up with:

In order to truly know thy Self, one must know thy Brain!
"Know Thy Brain." This is the postulate of the 21st Century Socrates.
Follow the dendrites and axons to their logical conclusions.
The way to Self-knowledge, just may be the path of the axons.
The thoughtful stroke of the beard has always been the tap on the brain.
If one knows the integral functions of the brain, one will begin to better understand the Self.
When you voice your emotions, you are voicing the final product of brain-molecules and neural-transmissions. Know your brain, to know what it is you say.
Neuro-transmissions: you're in the front row seat of the best concert, program, bio-chemical performance of the world. Your own consciousness!

...what do ya think? Have I gotten anything wrong, disagree with my postulates? Lemme know.

Anyway, I've been visiting this site to understand the simple anatomy of the brain. It's a good reference page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brai … _brain.htm

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My real job is Neurotraveler so yes, I agree with you. big_smile

Cool linkage once more man. smile

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^ "Neurotraveler", I like that! I've always used, "Innerspace Explorer", but I think I might have to start using your term more often. big_smile

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Hahaha yeah. Don't forget the TM. big_smile

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Trademarked?? Has Punk really gone corporate on me?? This seems to me a contradiction in titles. lol

The following article lists a few ways (both pragmatic and slightly unlikely) we could deflect an asteroid, if one were to come our way. "Could we prevent an asteroid collision?": http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/coul … more-10599

I'm in love with the From Quarks to Quasars blog.

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Mwahahaha if LoudLon can copyright his BOOM, why can't I do the same with Neurotraveler??? You've been Punked. lol

Extremely interesting article sir, thank you very much. smile

Damn the pict of the day is awesome on NASA'a APOD site. Wow.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1311/ngc4921_colombari_3984.jpg

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ARGH!!!

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=82392

http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/82000/82392/PineIslandGlacier_oli_2013317_lrg.jpg

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Before everyone flips out, here's a wider view-
(It's the little guy up near the top)

http://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/82000/82388/PineIsland_amo_2013314_lrg.jpg

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Still crazy how much the glaciers are melting down. Soon, they'll be no Groenland at all if it keeps going like this...

Cool shot BTW sir monkey.

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No problem, it was a link on the story page.

But since the sun is having it's weakest solar maximum recorded, I'm not too worried.

Ya gotta check this out.  Apparently a UFO the larger than the sun is hanging out next to the sun, lol !  (With video, too!)

[edit- methinks some Niven fan was tripping hard on the peyote.]

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