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  • My IQ vs Einstein

    Posted on August 31st, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    This is a very simple equation to look at: A approximates  the elements xyz and these are define as x=work, y=play and z=keeping your mouth shut.. However, we have one equation and three unknowns so it is impossible to solve without more equatons or definitions. So if Albert Einstein has an IQ of 160 and A=that IQ  we have equation 1. Then assuming x=y there is an equal balance of work and play so that is a healthy thing and equation 2. However, the ability to keep one’s mouth shut is very important and something I could never do so I will define z=x+y and that is the third equation. We can now solve the problem based on my assumptions: A=4x or 4x=160 = 40 so y=40 and Z=80. Since I cannot keep my mouth shut, I give myself about a z= 10 so that makes my IQ = 20. I now hope you are fully enlightened .

  • Posted on August 29th, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    This could be earth shattering news.  As reported in Nature, compact antennas rely on an EM wave resonance, and therefore typically have a size of more than λ0/10, that is one-tenth of the EM wavelength λ0.  Therefore, the only way for antennas to get smaller is to go up in frequency.  One hope to bypass this physical law are new antenna concepts using EM wave radiation and reception mechanisms for the reduction of antenna size by two orders of magnitude.  This is exciting in many fields of endevour but particularly nanobots and namometer electronc devices.  The following article demonstrates successful research into developing practical solutions in ME antennas:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00343-8 .

  • White Supremacy: Today’s Hot Topic

    Posted on August 22nd, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    How Evangelicals Support White Supremacy—Even Though They Reject Racism

    I found this article while perusing today’s topic list and found it interesting. I have often wondered how my Christian brothers and sisters could justify some of their (and mine too) viewpoints. It seems to stem from our viewpoint that anything outside our consideration “outside” our control is part of the corrupt world and therefore not worthy of our consideration. On reflection this morning, I think this is true, and is worthy of my future thought on a wider scale. For example, with the explosion of facebook and other online media my opinion is that people are compartmentalizing even more and as a result becoming more narrow minded, less tolerant and confrontational of differing views. This is bewildering to people like me that believe in Jesus’s 11th commandment (John 13:34) and moderation and as a result am being forced into progressively more narrow thinking.

    Therefore, this little blogline is sort of a reminder and book marker that I must revisit this subject matter when my viewpoint has shifted to another point on the circle.