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Old 11-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #581
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70 degrees in 10 hours is slow enough that you'll have time to hunt for it. The ISS shoots across the whole sky in a matter of minutes. And forget trying to find the coordinates on JPL's site. I still can't get it to load. If any of you has an iphone, there's an app that alerts you to anything visible in your night sky and tells you where to look. I can't remember what it's called but I'll post it if/when I find it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:13 PM   #582
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:49 PM   #583
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #584
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Shroom Tech - Performance Mushrooms // Alpha-Brain ..... is this "Limitless" in real life?

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Old 11-08-2011, 07:30 PM   #586
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not going to lie... I'm pretty sure I can see it right now, looking out my office window facing east, I see a slow slow moving, quite bright "star"? about 2/3's off the horizon below the moon.

I left my tri-pod at home, will post something up in a bit.

I could be full of **** though too but up this far north it might be somewhat possible? right?
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:36 PM   #587
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there is something very bright below the moon. Its not a star, possibly a planet

but it looks like its Jupiter

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #588
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Are boobs and hands polarly charged, thus causing the inevitable joining of the two? If so are some breasts simply charged backwards?

On a scale from 0 to 24...wait, 3 to 24, where 6 is the lowest and 12 is the highest, how freaking high re you right now?

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Yeah Jupiter has been really bright for awhile now. I noticed a bright planet looking west tonight too.
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Autism linked with excess of neurons in prefrontal cortex
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-1...ms-linked.html

Weird that excess growth manifests as a disability; you would think that more neurons would give you an advantage over a normal person.
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Autism linked with excess of neurons in prefrontal cortex
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-1...ms-linked.html

Weird that excess growth manifests as a disability; you would think that more neurons would give you an advantage over a normal person.
Its only a disability if you look at the individual in a social context. I think Autism is potentially the next stage of human evolution.
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Good point. Humans are social creatures, though. Where would we be without our ability to communicate? If austism is the next step in evolution I think Aspergers is where we're headed. Looking at it from a purely evolutionary standpoint, a highly functioning autistic is more advantageous than a socially inept autistic.

Or maybe indigo humans are the next step
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I've always wondered what all the fuss was about indigo children.. On a semi related note, yesterday after feeling extremely hungry all day without doing anything physical, it got me curious to see how much energy the brain consumes. Apparently it is usually 20% of our energy intake, and about 1/4 of that goes towards "housekeeping" or keeping all the connections and such maintained and it varied but under load apparently energy intake then increases to about 25-30% of total.
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Personally I think a lot of it is bullsh!t and parents want their kids to be special. On the other hand, I think the brain is capable of a lot more than we realize so there might be some validity to their claims.
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Personally I think a lot of it is bullsh!t and parents want their kids to be special. On the other hand, I think the brain is capable of a lot more than we realize so there might be some validity to their claims.
Just like with any fringe idea, what truth their is gets drowned out in the lunatics claiming their son is the reincarnation of a martian spirit.
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Just found my favorite experiment from "Through the wormhole with morgan freeman", right at 21 minutes they create a shared localized magnetic field between two people and demonstrate a transference of experience from one person to another.

http://tubeplus.me/player/1962146/Th...ixth_Sense?%2F

Looks like he's also the guy that came up with the "god helmet"
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Weird that excess growth manifests as a disability; you would think that more neurons would give you an advantage over a normal person.
could this be why some autistic people are insanely smart? I was watching a show where this autistic guy could hear a song once and play it on the piano.
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Look up brainman if you havent heard of him. He is a highly functioning autistic savant(they change the term every time I turn around) and he is actually able to explain how he visualizes and remembers things. Pretty incredible mind.

Found it, His name is Daniel Tammet, "Brain man".
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Look up brainman if you havent heard of him. He is a highly functioning autistic savant(they change the term every time I turn around) and he is actually able to explain how he visualizes and remembers things. Pretty incredible mind.

Found it, His name is Daniel Tammet, "Brain man".
I watched a show about an autistic man from Canada who is a pinball savant. at the time of the show he was ranked like 12th in the world for pinball. A neurosurgeon took a look at his brain and concluded that the way this man calculates angles, velocity, patterns, etc relating to pinball is the way a normal person is able to recognize familiar faces. Basically this man is able to look at a pinball game and figure out what to do the same way, and with the same ease, that you are able to recognize your mothers face. Really interesting.
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^ I saw that one too, pretty wild.

Nothing to see here, just a massive shot of M83
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