Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tha Data Farmer on HBO! Brilliant ---

A Great Television Series
Begets
A Great Television Series
INFO MINER

 
As we examine the fabric of the cosmos ever more closely, we may well find far more surprises than anyone ever imagined. Take me, for example. I seem real enough, don't I?

Well, yes. But surprising new clues are emerging that everything, you and I, and even space, itself, may actually be a kind of hologram.

That is: everything we see and experience, everything we call our familiar three-dimensional reality, may be a projection of information that's stored on a thin, distant two-dimensional surface, sort of the way the information for this hologram is stored on this thin piece of plastic. [THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS: WHAT IS SPACE?]


The PBS series "The Fabric of Space" is the greatest series about space, the cosmos, and Einsteinian stuff I have ever watched.  That show Morgan Freeman does?  I thought that was good, but it's now relegated to  C- mediocrity by comparison. 

I'm speaking not as a physicist or mathematician— I chose my college major on the basis of the fewest number of required math credits (Journalism=0), but as a regular guy who is fascinated by it all.   Longtime habitu├ęs know of my interest in the subject.  My heroes are people who can write  this stuff like they're writing a short story. Or people who could build a computer.  They are gods.
 
 Anyway, what makes this series so great is its use of ingenius comparative narrative  and graphics to let us dummies grasp  "space-time," and all the other mind-blowing stuff . 

DAVID KAISER (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): It's mind-blowing that you and I will not agree on measurements of time. Isn't time separate from us, right? Why should my measurement of time depend on how I am moving, or how you're moving? That, that doesn't make any sense.

You can watch all of them here (I've watched the first episode 10 times (I go to bed listening). It won't make sense, but it doesn't make sense to anyone.  It is through scientific rigor, and I don't mean the Algore-AGW crap, that we know it's sound and immutable physical law.  Until God changes things again. .  But Wait!  That's not what this is about.   The begetting of a television series.  This is brilliant. The core concept comes from the opening quote.

  .... everything we see and experience, everything we call our familiar three-dimensional reality, may be a projection of information that's stored on a thin, distant two-dimensional surface, sort of the way the information for this hologram is stored on this thin piece of plastic

No less a brainiac than Stanford's Leonard Susskind says he's inclined to accept the "hologram" theory as real.  It  means that, in this illusionary world we live in, everything that has happened, or will happen,  is already catalogued and stored (it's how Santa Claus KNOWS!) .  So here's my idea for the television series. I'm going to call it THE INFO FARMER.

It's about a guy who finds a way to slice time in a manner that allows him to "mine" the genealogy of every person who ever lived.  DOB, name, parentage, death, etc.  A Mormon's dream.  In the first episode, our hero the Info Farmer (his name is William Boyd (after my favorite cowboy) releases this startling news to the Daily Planet.

 Dwight David Eisenhower died in Nantes, France, on January 19th, 1945!

Would you watch this show (on HBO) to find out what happened? I think you would.  The stuff you can do with this device are endless.  Now ...  I need one of two things to bring this to fruition.
  1. $20 million seed money for development, or
  2. Somebody to read this and fly me out to Hollywood, and buy the series with me as executive producer.
I think you  call this "networking."  Wire me at pecksnif-AT-verizon.net.  Drinks on the house!!




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JAIL CORZINE ...



Jon Corzine machine guns America
Ann Barnhardt, a hedge broker specializing in cattle and grain, is quitting the brokerage portion of her business, and has posted an announcement as to why.

Big deal? Uh, yeah. [Full]

Jon Corzine


Don sent me this from BizzyBlog.
Ann Barnhardt  is a favorite here, so this is very, very disturbing.  It's one thing to know the chickens are coming to roost, quite another when they do.

The reason for my decision to pull the plug was excruciatingly simple: I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets – because they are not. And this goes not just for my clients, but for every futures and options account in the United States. The entire system has been utterly destroyed by the MF Global collapse. Given this sad reality, I could not in good conscience take one more step as a commodity broker, soliciting trades that I knew were unsafe or holding funds that I knew to be in jeopardy.

The futures markets are very highly-leveraged and thus require an exceptionally firm base upon which to function. That base was the sacrosanct segregation of customer funds from clearing firm capital, with additional emergency financial backing provided by the exchanges themselves. Up until a few weeks ago, that base existed, and had worked flawlessly. Firms came and went, with some imploding in spectacular fashion. Whenever a firm failure happened, the customer funds were intact and the exchanges would step in to backstop everything and keep customers 100% liquid – even as their clearing firm collapsed and was quickly replaced by another firm within the system.

Everything changed just a few short weeks ago. A firm, led by a crony of the Obama regime, stole all of the non-margined cash held by customers of his firm. Let’s not sugar-coat this or make this crime seem “complex” and “abstract” by drowning ourselves in six-dollar words and uber-technical jargon. Jon Corzine STOLE the customer cash at MF Global. Knowing Jon Corzine, and knowing the abject lawlessness and contempt for humanity of the Marxist Obama regime and its cronies, this is not really a surprise. What was a surprise was the reaction of the exchanges and regulators. Their reaction has been to take a bad situation and make it orders of magnitude worse. Specifically, they froze customers out of their accounts WHILE THE MARKETS CONTINUED TO TRADE, refusing to even allow them to liquidate. This is unfathomable.

Here are some (maybe all) of Ann's videos.  I do recognize in Ann Barnhardt someone whose political awareness has grown to envelop every aspect of her life (ahem), and there is a potential danger in that - if she's wrong, for instance.  In some respects she reminds me of  Missy Kelly, a researcher (here in Letters) whose vision and sense of history drove her nearly mad. But she was right.

PS - I've added BizzyBlog to the blogroll.