Tom Cosm Stretches The LIGO Waveform To 60 Minutes

Colliding black holes creating a spacetime hurricane.

And it’s beautiful. Possibly tinged with holy.

LIGO Black Holes Colliding Waveform Stretched to 60 Minutes by TomCosm

When I heard the news this morning that they managed to record the sound of the gravity produced when two black holes collide, I had to stretch out the sound to 60 minutes for my own personal curiosity. The results were eerily awesome so I decided to share.


When Encryption Is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Are Encrypted.

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Which for a moment makes a kind of sense until you think for half a second. Then it’s obviously stupid the way insuring privacy can be violated is obviously stupid.

What makes more sense is, “when encryption is outlawed, only outlaws have encryption.”

There is always the panicked rush to give terrorists the victory of Americans voluntarily giving up basic rights. In this case the right to privacy.

That we voluntarily give the technomedia companies our data does not mean we should enable doing so involuntarily. If a government backdoor is created, a backdoor will have been created, and it will be exploited.

And it’s hardly unimaginable that there would be  encrypt enabled devices to fill that glaring market hole.

Game chats are not encrypted. SMS is not encrypted. Both have been used to coordinate terrorist plots. Experience says terrorist activity doesn’t require encryption.

We’re looking to machines to solve the problem. The answer is people. Fire the bloated useful Homeland Security and intelligence mega-community that’s been over built. Put those resources instead into people who know what’s happening on these networks because they’re participants.

Thank you Tim Cook for being a leader on the issue. Also thanks for fixing my Mac for free because you used crap solder to keep the GPU in place.


Professor Daniel (“Danny”) Deocampo On How Climate Change Shaped Human Evolution

Dr. Daniel ("Danny") Deocampo being very serious.

The work is out of Georgia State University. Also, he’s my brother <3 🙂 .

How Climate Change Shaped Human Evolution – Georgia State University

How Climate Change Shaped Human Evolution Scientists are drilling deep into East Africa’s ancient lake basins to recreate environmental fluctuations across human history. What they find could tell us how we might survive our own changing climate.