Thursday, May 23, 2024

G&B, aka The Wire Mill ...

Gilbert & Bennett, AKA The Wire Mill, is packed with history showing a different America where hardware was king with this instance being the making of wire fencing shipped all over the world from a small CT entity known as Georgetown. Video to follow before the long awaited EPA Brownfield Cleanup begins. :)


No trespassing


The passing of time


Checking things out :)


A vault of a different kind


Thinking of Italy


The game of baseball comes to mind :)


The dam


The eyes have it :)


Channeling the Bauhaus, American style


Air Conditioning


Chimney


Aperture


The Sawtooth ...


In transit


Infrastructure :)


I can see for miles :)


4th floor/view 2

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Singularity ... redux


Crystal Logic ... via Gemeni & R.E. 2024

Now we have it. The word's out. ASI, aka Artificial Super Intelligence,
is coming whether we like it or not. We are not ready for this. 

To whit.

Vinge's right. 2029/30's a viable time frame for AGI to make its presence known. ASI will rise soon after as it's a just a degree of intelligence above AGI as AGI's programming infrastructure will already be in place, able to make ASI a reality sooner rather than later because tech never sleeps, ever.


Focus Point - 2020

Monday, May 06, 2024

Escape from ...



Snake Plissken lives! Great cast, terrific action and awesome script, the Escape from New York crew  gets into it when NYC becomes the ultimate max prison colony for the ages, complete with the central  plot of getting the president  (Donald Pleasance) out of dodge from a city that's truly lost it's way. The reason for this segue centers on the fact Agent Orange could yet again become president, a notion both terrifying and extraordinary considering just how insane and corrupt this man truly is. With this in mind, an escape from America may be in the cards as quite frankly, the survival of democracy comes into play if The Donald succeeds in becoming POTUS yet again.


Canada's looking better all the time ...

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Knowing all the answers ...

Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito

Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

When looking at this picture of Roberts and Alito, one gets the notion these guys think they know all the answers regarding women's rights or in granting immunity to the presidency without questioning why the divine right of kings should not apply as America's not a monarchy but rather a republic where the president is elected, not selected by the powers at be.

To whit.

This week, the Supreme Court managed to fail to meet the already extremely low expectations most sane people already had for it. First, during the Idaho EMTALA case on whether hospitals receiving federal funding can refuse to provide abortions to women who are actively dying as a result of a pregnancy, we heard debate over which, and how many, organs a woman had to lose before an abortion becomes legally acceptable. By all appearances, it looks as though the court is going to gut the already laughably weak “life of the mother” protections by a 5-4 vote.

It followed up this abysmal performance with hearing the Trump immunity case the next day, and the comportment of the same five male, conservative justices was even worse. When Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked Donald Trump’s lawyer, “If the president decides that his rival is a corrupt person, and he orders the military or orders someone to assassinate him, is that within his official acts for which he can get immunity?”, he replied, “It would depend on the hypothetical, but we can see that would well be an official act.” 

Based on that one line of questioning, Trump’s argument should be going down in flames 9-0. A democracy cannot survive when its supreme leader can arbitrarily decide that it’s in the nation’s best interest to rub out his opponents, and then leave it to some future court to decide whether it was an official act, because he’ll get away with it as long as there aren’t 67 votes in the Senate to impeach. And given that it will have been established that the president can put out a contract on political foes, how many senators are going to vote to impeach?


Monday, April 22, 2024

From 4 to 7 ...


In Interstellar, Cooper experiences the magic of the tesseract, the Blender clip, seen above, shows what happens when one goes beyond the five dimensional space (4d + time) of the baseline hypercube, aka the tesseract. Seen below is the explanation of how this amazing sequence, scientifically accurate to a fault and profound to the max, was actually done. 





The tesseract sequence beckons. :)

Thursday, April 18, 2024

It's not all bad :)


It's not all bad :)

In reading this quote from yet again, Catch 22, remembrances of long ago rush in to fill my mind of days long gone, cherished in many ways yet often not, something I bet rings true for anybody reading this amazing passage from one of the truly great books written by Joseph Heller.


The essence of real

"It was miraculous ...



The orange one, you know, the hollow man millions follow without reservation, is a reality not thought possible to exist until now. With that said, Joseph Heller's Catch 22, a treasure for the ages, captures the essence of The Donald both astonishing and profound like the book this incredible writer authored back in the day.