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Old 11-22-2011, 09:33 AM   #701
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Fvck! I still haven't tried meditating. I did finish that book, though.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:40 AM   #702
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Where can I buy one? I remember hearing about this being in development 3 or 4 years ago and they were only working with a single pixel back then, but I don't think they had a wearable prototype at that point. This is the future of information delivery.

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The contact lens, created by researchers at the University of Washington and Aalto University, Finland, consisted of an antenna to harvest power sent out by an external source, as well as an integrated circuit to store this energy and transfer it to a transparent sapphire chip containing a single blue LED.

...and were used here to focus the projected image on to the retina.


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Fvck! I still haven't tried meditating. I did finish that book, though.
You're supposed to be practicing while you're reading.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:54 AM   #703
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You're supposed to be practicing while you're reading.
I did get the Kundalini book, and this is the reason I havent finished it.

I've stopped reading at the part it told me to master before continuing, and I just cant find the quiet time to make it happen.
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Where can I buy one? I remember hearing about this being in development 3 or 4 years ago and they were only working with a single pixel back then, but I don't think they had a wearable prototype at that point. This is the future of information delivery.

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You're supposed to be practicing while you're reading.
what book are you guys talking about?
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:06 AM   #705
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You're supposed to be practicing while you're reading.
My book didn't specify that. Besides, I kind of wanted to finish the book before I try anything. Now that I know, I just need to do it.
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I've stopped reading at the part it told me to master before continuing, and I just cant find the quiet time to make it happen.
Try the book below. Short. No hocus-pocus. Good stuff.
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what book are you guys talking about?
I'm talking about this one:

Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition
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Oh I thought you had read the one JJ keeps recommending
http://www.amazon.com/Kundalini-Awak.../dp/0553353306
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JJ's stuff is too wacky for me. I don't want/need superpowers.
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Oh I thought you had read the one JJ keeps recommending
http://www.amazon.com/Kundalini-Awak.../dp/0553353306
Thats the one i'm working on.
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JJ's stuff is too wacky for me. I don't want/need superpowers.
What JJ says is pretty out there even for me, but you can take it as far as you want. The book basically explains the theory behind that flavor of meditation and how you do it; it's not so wacky that I didn't give it my time. I've just used it to calm my head before I go to bed so I don't lie awake very long. I also like the fact that it's been proven that meditation is good for the brain.
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What JJ says is pretty out there even for me, but you can take it as far as you want. The book basically explains the theory behind that flavor of meditation and how you do it; it's not so wacky that I didn't give it my time. I've just used it to calm my head before I go to bed so I don't lie awake very long. I also like the fact that it's been proven that meditation is good for the brain.
I should get this for my wife then. She takes about 30-45 minutes to fall asleep. Me? Out like a light. She told me she timed me once and it was under 20 seconds.
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This is cool. lol........

Brinicles are like underwater stalactites that form instantaneously and kill any sea life it touches.

I never heard of them before....interesting....
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I just saw that video yesterday, pretty nuts.


Primer on the Higgs boson
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So for example: the electric field is a part of nature that is found everywhere. At any given point in space, and at any particular time, you can measure it. If it's non-zero on average in some region, it can have physical effects, such as making your hair stand on end or causing a spark. It can also have waves - visible light is such a wave, as are X-rays and radio waves.

* Ok, so, what is a particle?

A quantum field's waves cannot be of arbitrary intensity. The least-intense possible wave that a field can have is called a particle, and it often behave in rough accordance with your intuitive notion of "particle", moving in a straight line and bouncing indivisibly off of things, etc., which is why we give it that name.
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I can't wait to get home and watch it, got started during lunch and it's immensely entertaining.


Pretty pumped to see this guy get lifted after Congress decided to push forward with the project We've all seen some amazing things from Hubble, but the James Webb telescope is going to make it look like a toy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_W...escope#Mission


This is a scale of the distance at which it will sit.
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That is one serious telescope. I think we will find that our estimated diameter of the universe will be in err with that machine...

I watched the whole deGrasse/Colbert interview and follow up questions. That dude is awesome.
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****ing awesome! I got to 56 min! Can't wait to hear the rest!
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