11/20/2006

Apparently...

...I did have something 'nasty' here (not really, it was just silly and I didn't feel like keeping it up). Hahaha, None of you saw it. Hahaha! Now you have to put up with something far cooler... and relaxing... and more representative of my mood.



The music is a little annoying in places but the visuals kinda remind my of that time in the 60's... whoa... I wasn't even born in the 60's...

Take: 31

Blogger Wendy mused...

that made me sleepy...It was very calming in a relaxing Spirograph sort of way. Cool.

Mon Nov 20, 07:13:00 pm

 
Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...


It's like being at Ticharu's house, man!

Except there's not a thick cloud of smoke looming everywhere.

Mon Nov 20, 11:37:00 pm

 
Blogger Squid Vicious mused...

I've totally seen that before. It was from 1990 to 1994...
I think Bark saw that, too!

Mon Nov 20, 11:40:00 pm

 
Blogger JLee mused...

wow! completely mesmerizing and beautiful. I like the heavy breathing part too..kinda hot.

Tue Nov 21, 03:02:00 am

 
Blogger JLee mused...

*of course we still want to know what the other thing was that you took down*

we may have to beat it outta you

Tue Nov 21, 03:03:00 am

 
Blogger ticharu mused...

Why doesn't Windows Media Player do this in that little window?

Tue Nov 21, 10:44:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Wendy, It's fractalific! It's interesting that when you show a visual representation of where simple maths meet the universe it's calming.

Tue Nov 21, 11:10:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Really B-Hip? Remind me to spend some time at Ticharu's house.

Happy birthday again.

Tue Nov 21, 11:22:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Squid, that was about the same time I saw that stuff. Maybe there was an invasion from another dimension.

Tue Nov 21, 11:23:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

JLee, A girl getting all hot and then beating me? Ahem!

Tue Nov 21, 11:36:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Tich, Because I don't think the average PC has the rendering power to handle the maths. Fractals run off pretty simple equations but when you're zooming into one 18,000,000,000 times, which creates this visual effect, it's still a lot of work for Media Player to handle.

Some of the fractal imaging technology out at the moment is pretty mind blowing. Physical shapes can be explained by simple fractal equations, ie. If you look at a cloud and then at a smaller edge of the cloud you'll see similar repetitions of shapes. Now we can easily work out the fractal equation to explain that similarity. Now use that in a Spy satellite to interpret blurry shapes and suddenly they're able to see print on a newspaper from space.

It's like totally cool stuff!

Tue Nov 21, 11:46:00 am

 
Blogger L>T mused...

that really is cool & complex. Kinda makes my brain sparkle.

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Tue Nov 21, 01:52:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

I get the same experience from doing the maths. The fact that a simple equation (ie, Z = Z(squared) + C, the mandelbrot equation) can explain patterns in chaotic systems is super cool. It's like having the code to figure out why visually a copse of trees take the form they do within a landscape. Scary but true.

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Tue Nov 21, 02:03:00 pm

 
Blogger L>T mused...

math is something that confounds me. of course i've never acually delved into it. But i get the idea of it's mind blowing propertys. Kinda...sorta...

Wed Nov 22, 12:46:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

It confounds me too l>t, I tried looking into M Theory which, derived from Super String, is the closest we've come so far to a unified language of the universe. The maths was far to hard and convoluted for me, I could have spent a life time trying to unravel the equations. Then I realised there were already people smarter than me who were devoting their lifetimes to working it out. I can wait for them get it.

Wed Nov 22, 11:36:00 am

 
Blogger Monkey mused...

Why in the name of Sam Hill is everyone trying to hypnotize me? First Ticharu and now you! I am ready to do your bidding master... om... om.... om... om.

Math is fun.

And for crying out loud... spill the beans! What was the nasty thing? Curiousity killed the monkey.

Wed Nov 22, 12:35:00 pm

 
Blogger L>T mused...

sometimes what we make complicated is not as complex as we think. when I was a kid I tried to wallow through the philosophy of Plato & Aristotle (nothing else to read) the sheer volume of the words confounded me. It frustrated me to think I could not understand something obviously so important. It was like that saying, "not seeing the forest for the trees." Now, I still don't have a grasp of it like the experts...but i am able to understand the concepts of most of it. Like you I let the experts figure it out for me & enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Wed Nov 22, 12:46:00 pm

 
Blogger Arcturus mused...

Oh my God, Rich, you know about M-brane theory and its extension from superstring theory? I used to be an astronomy and cosmology writer for NASA. No more. Now I just need a good cosmetologist (if you look at my hair in my blog pics).

As for the video, once again the damn public policy school computers I use just don't allow me to see these things. I don't know why.

Finally, I liked your postings over on L>T's blog. I just don't get it with that J_G person. Something is odd about the whole approach ... I tried to post what I think there. But I think you do yourself a big favor if you just don't even engage her.

I can hear Bathroom Hippo snorting given my political diatribes. The difference Dear Bath-Hip -- and happy birthday, too -- is that I don't really care to change anyone's mind in the blogosphere. I'm not trying to browbeat the opponent. If you don't like what I write, fine. I hope you read it, but I'm not going to explode if I can't change someone's mind.

Wed Nov 22, 12:55:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Monkey! Oh no, I'm not trying to hypnotise you. Just trying a pretty way to talk about Maths.

As for the 'nasty' thing, it went something like this;

Apparently Monkey has been trying to say that during our filmmaking endeavours I was some sort of Monster. It's not true. When he came to me saying that he was bored between takes I sent someone out straight away to get him this
game. I don't know what his problem is.
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Unfortunately the embedded game had no sound control so every time my blog loaded the music started. It was intolerable!

Wed Nov 22, 01:17:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

L>t, it's interesting that you bring up philosophy... unlike fractal maths, M Theory hasn't got a whole lot of proof at the moment. It's only testable with philosophy, not a fact that scientists are particularly fond of noting. It's how I come to know M Theory, it'd take me years to know the Maths so I'll just look at the philosophy behind the concepts.

Wed Nov 22, 01:25:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Hey Arcturus, yeah, you've told me about your background before. But I don't think I know a great deal about M theory. A little more than your average novice maybe. It does interest me greatly though.

The video is just pretty fractal patterns to music. Nothing to special, just pretty.

I engage people on the blogs as I see fit. It takes all types out here. It's just a shame that people on blogs seem to enjoy 'shout politics' (which has been shown scientifically to actually limit understanding) as opposed to real discussion.

Wed Nov 22, 01:32:00 pm

 
Blogger Arcturus mused...

You get to the heart of the string theory/M-brane theory matter: it's a quasi-theology of how the world should be. Ironically, if it were just a mathematical 'theory' that existed in that abstract realm of topology and group theory and whatnot, it would have a more concrete existence ... and then at some point, it could possibly be applied to a real-world phenomenon. Many examples of that exist. But as a theory describing a physical aspect of the Universe that cannot be proven, well, it turns into theology.

Kinda remarkable in its way.

My guess is in a century so much of what we think we know now -- e.g. Dark Energy and aspects of quantum mechanics -- are going to be rendered obsolete, or at least subsets of something more profound.

If you ever get a chance, read Frank J. Tipler ... his Physics of Immortality gets into some interesting stuff...

Oh, yes, re. your philosophical statements (as you stated once in a more straightforward "I've no idea what to say" way) that my entries have no point of entry or departure for a comment, I agree...

Wed Nov 22, 01:45:00 pm

 
Blogger Monkey mused...

Good Lord! I'm relieved you didn't post that infernal game. 200mph indeed.

I'm appalled yet again.

Wed Nov 22, 02:33:00 pm

 
Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

Look, a video on Rich's blog. What's it..
that's...
ooo....

...
..

.

I await your orders, O' master.

Wed Nov 22, 11:12:00 pm

 
Blogger Monkey mused...

Safetinspector and I await your orders. I am but a vegetable until my orders are received. I'll just wait right here...

Thu Nov 23, 04:30:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Arcturus, yeah once again, I don't know what to say without going over what I've already said. I like the quasi-theology part of it. It is meant to be a unified theory after all. Maybe it will unify Science and Philosophy.

Monkey! I command you to have problems with your blaaarg!

SafeT, I command you to write another episode of closure!

Thu Nov 23, 09:07:00 am

 
Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...


Bleeeh. Check your mail, mate.

I have shamed you.


Thu Nov 23, 01:53:00 pm

 
Blogger Brookelina mused...

You weren't born in the 60's. So you're like what....12 then? I knew it.

Thu Nov 23, 02:18:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

I'll check it when I get home Mr Hippo!

PS. Would you stop it! I don't mind being shamed, but it is rude to keep doing it willfully. Unless it's like a Tourette's thing. Then you can do it all you want, as long as I get to video tape it and put it on YouTube.

Thu Nov 23, 03:52:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Brookelina, Hey there you!

12? bah! I turn 13 in Decemeber thankyou very much.

Thu Nov 23, 03:53:00 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous mused...

Hello! ;)
hey... what sick newz!
what do you consider about it?

Sat Feb 03, 01:54:00 pm

 

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