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  • I should clarify that I know the architecture of the computer's communications but not the code itself or anything to do with the physical q-bits or apparatus which I've never even been near. So I don't know any more than I've posted publicly on man…
  • Oh, and the above is the reason for my bet with John on Neutrino speeds. They told me the universe is two-parts each of different chirality. Causality flows in what we perceive of as the arrow of time in our chirality and in the opposite direction i…
  • Looking pretty bad for our side of the bets John. You'll have to start thinking about what you'll want for those two-days work. :-)
  • John wrote: But you're making me want to be more ambitious about reaching out to a larger crowd. Isaac Asimov was my hero growing up. Especially his two books on organic and inorganic chemistry. You've got the same knack for taking complex i…
  • I'm pretty sure that we can come up with some ways of making this process work for everyone, especially those who want to learn more about climate science. There are conflicting needs when you look at serious science programming when compared with …
  • John wrote: It works best if you learn about lots of different subjects, so you can spot patterns that nobody has noticed because they relate things that seem drastically different (but turn out not to be). Ah, I am such a dilettante. I've cha…
  • John wrote: Studying psychology by letting yourself become half-crazy is a very tricky approach... and I'm not just talking about the personal dangers. On the one hand he saw a lot of things that more strait-laced people would never notice, but…
  • Ooh, I just loved Laos. Definitely my favorite Asian country so far. Luang Prabang (and the two-day trip up the Mekong to the Thai border if you can swing it) is absolutely gorgeous. Vang Vieng is a hippie tourist backpack place where we had the mo…
  • Am I correct in analyzing the above thread to assume that no one is actively working on doing a javascript web-based slider control dynamic version of the ODE solution for the equation John described in #108 above? Tim, it looks like you've done som…
  • Ah, I see that you've made significant progress on deciding how to do it. I'll continue on the other thread.
  • Hmmm, John, I'll dig into this particular ODE and see if I can find a way to do it elegantly. I need to come up to speed on some new internet/web tools so it would be a good challenge for me.
  • Cool, I posted a proposed agreement in the comments.
  • John, have you looked much into the correlation of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia among true geniuses? Carl Jung comes to mind, as well as the obvious John Nash. I spent several months studying the neuroscience of intuition at a high level in r…
  • No problem, where on the blog should we do it? In the comments for the prior post?
  • So do we move from an "in principle" bet to a real one? Curtis
  • Here's a link to the new paper by the group that just addresses the changes (via Lubos Motls' blog) John Baez wrote: In principle I'm willing to take that bet... but I'm just curious, what sort of things might you want me to do? What sort of t…
  • It looks like the OPERA Collaboration updated their paper as of yesterday (Nov 17th) with new tests with CERN providing shorter bursts of neutrinos that confirms the prior OPERA analysis: Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector…
  • Well John, I think you need to revise the Crackpot index to include some equation relating to the number of exclamation points in succession. I'd also include points for Tesla and Bucky Fuller reference. ;-) I'm curious, why do you spend as much t…
  • I just referred a few people who have been working on sustainability, resilience, and post-collapse scenarios who also have a science and math background, from Twitter discussions I've been having and explorations. They were intrigued by the Azimuth…
  • If anyone still wants an invite, send me your email address at curtis followed by curtisfaith then dot com and I'll send you an invite.
  • Odd. I'm on Google+ but I couldn't find you or any reference to the Azimuth project.
  • Nice blog post John, you took things in the direction I had hoped and then some. :-)
    in Quora Comment by Curtis Faith May 2011
  • The point of quora is not how good a tool it is, or whether or not it if the best technology. The point of quora is that there are already a bunch of people there who we want to join in helping with the Azimuth Project. You won't find them elsewhe…
    in Quora Comment by Curtis Faith May 2011
  • I added the question: What is the one best thing everyone could do to slow down climate change? Topics: Azimuth Project, Climatology, Climate Change So now we can start to play. :-) Let's show them the power of a fully operational Azimuth Projec…
    in Quora Comment by Curtis Faith May 2011
  • David Tweed wrote: BTW, please, please, please don't set up a program to build collaborative tools "in the web browser". This isn't a cry of luddism (honest!), it's just born of years of frustration in which people have decided to build applicat…
    in Quora Comment by Curtis Faith May 2011
  • John Baez wrote: So, what should we do? Naturally we can post answers under my name. If they let me, I can even say these answers were generated by the Azimuth Project. But the problem is that this tends to identify the Azimuth Project with John…
    in Quora Comment by Curtis Faith May 2011
  • That sounds like a really great way to try this out John. I sent the invitation so you should be able to begin soon. How about we pick that EPA question for the first time and then I'm happy to propose another question. We could also have a queue o…
  • Staffan, You're thinking about the technology not the sociology. If you have a silo that you want to connect to the rest of the world's like minded efforts, it better to build a bridge to the rest of the world than to strengthen your silo. That wa…
  • Anyone who wants an invitation can send me an email at curtis (the at sign) world house org (one combined word and a dot before org) and I'll send you an invitation. In the meantime, perhaps we can think about some good questions to answer. John B…