The Saturday News Post

I have found a few subjects that seldom get covered by the MSM for it does not bleed or rant or appeal to the big spenders…..but there is me who does not answer to the master of the universe.

Did you ever see the Matrix trilogy?  Of course you did!

Well there is a chance it is REAL!

In an influential 2003 paper, University of Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom laid out the possibility that our reality is a computer simulation dreamed up by a highly advanced civilization. In the paper, he argued that at least one of three propositions must be true:

  1. Civilizations usually go extinct before developing the capability of creating reality simulations.
  2. Advanced civilizations usually have no interest in creating reality simulations.
  3. We’re almost certainly living inside a computer simulation.

https://futurism.com/columbia-professor-50-percent-chance-simulation

I am a pain sufferer….at times it is massive and I have been following many of the techniques to the control of this problem.  One of those treatments is the microdosing of Psychedelics…..

People who take microdoses of psychedelic drugs consistently report that it results in improved mood and creativity, while having few side effects, according to new research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Study author Rotem Petranker, director of the Canadian Centre for Psychedelic Science, and his colleagues noticed a growing public interest in taking sub-threshold doses of LSD or psilocybin to enhance cognitive or emotional functioning. But scientific research on the issue is scant.

https://www.psypost.org/2020/10/people-who-microdose-psychedelic-drugs-report-that-the-benefits-greatly-outweigh-the-drawbacks-58328

More news of the “acid” front…..

New research lends further credibility to anecdotes that microdosing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), or taking too little of the psychedelic drug to trip but enough to feel effects, can help your focus.

In the placebo-controlled study, published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology on Saturday, scientists from Switzerland’s University of Basel and the Netherlands’ Maastricht University gave volunteers either a small dose of LSD or a placebo, then measured their ability to pay attention and process information, as well as keeping an eye on their mood.

https://futurism.com/neoscope/study-microdosing-lsd-improves-mood-cognition

Good news for Mobile users….the Moon is getting cellular service…..yep that is correct a service for the Moon….

NASA wants any human presence on the Moon to have a great cell signal, so it’s investing in a lunar 4G network.

The Space Agency gave Nokia’s Bell Labs a $14.1 million in grant money to build out the Moon’s telecom infrastructure, Business Insider reports. With the goal of having a network up and running by 2030, the goal is to get a network in place that could help any sort of outpost on the Moon manage life off-world.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/moon-getting-4g

Speaking of space communications…..

It’s no secret that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to build a city on Mars.

But in a recent interview with TIME magazine, SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell laid out the company’s plans to bring its Starlink broadband satellite constellation technology to the Red Planet as well.

“Once we take people to Mars, they’re going to need a capability to communicate,” Shotwell said during a previously recorded interview with TIME. “In fact I think it will be even more critical to have a constellation like Starlink around Mars.”

https://futurism.com/the-byte/spacex-starlink-like-constellation-mars

Musk sees dollar signs every time he mentions space……

Ever heard of a “universal translator”?

MIT has come up with one for “dead” languages…..

A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created an AI that’s capable of automatically deciphering long lost languages, even without any other advanced knowledge of how it relates to other languages.

The goal is to uncover relationships between “lost” languages for which historians have found written records, but which nobody has actually spoken in a long time.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/mit-invents-ai-decipher-ancient-languages

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Those Secret Societies

We all know about some of the secret societies….like Masons, Opus Die or Priory of Sion and even the Illuminati……but those are not the only secret societies that the world deals with…..and conspiracy theorists live and breathe….

Through history there have been many secret societies and conspiracy theories about those societies. This is a list of 10 of the most famous and popular secret societies or alleged secret societies.

1. Skull and Bones [Wikipedia]

The Order of Skull and Bones, a Yale University society, was originally known as the Brotherhood of Death. It is one of the oldest student secret societies in the United States. It was founded in 1832 and membership is open to an elite few. The society uses masonic inspired rituals to this day. Members meet every Thursday and Sunday of each week in a building they call the “Tomb”.

According to Judy Schiff, Chief Archivist at the Yale University Library, the names of the members were not kept secret until the 1970s, but the rituals always have been. Both of the Bush presidents were members of the society while studying at Yale, and a number of other members have gone on to great fame and fortune.

The society is surrounded by conspiracy theories; the most popular of which is probably the idea that the CIA was built on members from the group. The CIA released a statement in 2007 (coinciding with the popularity of the film The Good Shepherd) in which it denied that the group was an incubator for the CIA. You can read that document here.

Cool, huh?

Not to worry there is so much more…..

Top 10 Secret Societies

A historic look on this weekend…..but if you have an aversion to reading then tune in to the History Channel…..if it is not Hitler then it is some Forbidden History…..either way…..these societies are a permanent part of the viewing experience.

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That Bullet Had His Name On It

The weekend and I am being lazy…..I have 30 drafts and I will attempt to clean the folder out….a little history and a little FYI….

How many times have you heard that statement in TV and the movies?

Well DARPA may have just made that prediction a possibility.

One of the most challenging roles in ground units is that of a military sniper. Military snipers must take long distance shots with precision rifles, often doing a fair amount of math in their heads to make a bullet reach its target. A new guided-bullet technology, however, promises to make longer distance shots a little easier by installing guidance systems in bullets.

The mission of the sniper is to take out targets at ranges farther than your typical rifleman, from five hundred yards out to two thousand yards. Snipers rely on specialized training, accurized, high power rifles and quality optics to reliably hit targets that are often mere specks on the horizon. These targets typically include anything from specialized enemy troops (engineers, heavy weapon operators) to command, control, and communications targets (radio operators, officers.) Snipers may also engage material targets, such as antennas, aircraft and light vehicles.

In addition to mere distance, snipers must contend with the technical limitations of their weapons and physics to make long range shots. Once they exit the barrel, bullets immediately start slowing down as gravity begins to exert an influence. This causes bullets to travel in a gradual downward arc. Bullets are also vulnerable to weather conditions, particularly wind, and are increasingly vulnerable to environmental conditions as they lose velocity.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/military-snipers-could-soon-be-using-guided-bullets-169616

I believe back years ago Tom Sellack did a movie where the bad guy had a DNA bullet…..program it to kill only the person intended to die.

But this is not new…DARPA had a bullet in 2015……

You know the phrase “dodging a bullet”? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.

The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.
In February, the “smart bullets” — .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors — passed their most successful round of live-fire tests to date, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.
 
 
In the tests, an experienced marksman “repeatedly hit moving and evading targets,” a DARPA statement said.
“Additionally,” the statement said, “a novice shooter using the system for the first time hit a moving target.” In other words, now you don’t even have to be a good shot to hit the mark.
 
Making killing easier……better death through science.
 
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