CYBER TALKS

by Anonymous

Published by NuScribes (nuscribes.com) on Thu 14 Mar, 2019 |

A live blog, and curation of ideas and thoughts inspired by the tech in our lives.

MicroSoft

The only thing I wonder is;

Why haven't they contacted me directly yet?

SETI - I thought we all are contributing to it?

That aside, I've acknowledged these things;

I still need to meet Bill Gates in person, and give my explanation and apologies for not wanting to pay the license fees remotely, but in person!

Edge rhymes with me, but then, why doesn't it render our Shrines well?

All my source belongs to thee Lord!

Okay, am glad you've secured these works, and made it possible that others will enjoy these securely too - the cains that is; gits, forks and certs!

Fuck. When not drinking javas, it'll always be cafes with windows! Great and full, yeah!

. cat and load...

(rkt).


BOOKED

Books

They are databases.

This, here is my mind,

Eat of It.

Oh! Yes

MIT is Meat of It

Information.

Reading, we then savor it,

Some books being more ancient than others,

They are more potent databases than most!


Why Philosophy over Technology?

Philosophy can generalize and apply any idea - technology related or not.

Philosophy can identify and develop eternal ideas, whereas most ideas and applications in technology are only temporal - they can easily change or become useless with change in society or location.

Philosophy develops and equips one with the highest of skills and abilities a person can wish for - the systematic use of their higher faculties - reason, understanding and more - things a person can use again and again irrespective of their age or role in society.


Ants and Derivative Ideas

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I've observed that ants - those minuscule insects moving about alone or in swarms, in or away from colonies, are some of the most interesting automatons in nature.

I know that humans have been clever enough to begin to study and emulate these as artificial automatons, and this could be possible, eventually, even at nano scale.

One of the things to note about these kinds of little intelligent creatures, is that they somehow operate in the smallest of spaces, though capable of results that can have implications at a macro scale. They coordinate their collective work - which often is at a scale impressively great relative to their sizes, and yet, they go about their work nearly "silent". 

Natural ants might use chemical footprints to track and coordinate action with each other, but could also leverage more sophisticated signals sent to each other via antennae (do they use electromagnetism, sound, heat or light to pass information to each other - interesting problems to research). 

Obviously, learning from these, and then applying the ideas to artificial automatons - think swarms of autonomous or semi-autonomous bots and iot devices (especially those capable of movement, and which are equipped with both sensors and transmitters). Could have interesting applications in automated autonomous information gathering, communications network extension (by leveraging the low resource, low-scale coordination and information sharing capabilities of such automatons), security systems - signal detection, alarm mechanisms, defense, and more. 

Another interesting idea about these sorts of systems occurred to me as I pondered these little creatures in the night, as they played about on the tiled floor of the sitting room; it should be possible to model a computational divinatory system upon these. 

How this would work? Basically, assign concepts to each of the cardinal vertices or directions relative to the grid. And then, observing and reading off the location/position of each ant or automaton on the grid, compute the distance from each concept, which can then be reduced to a single or aggregate value from which information can then be inferred. 

This could form the basis for an even more general computational divinatory framework applicable anywhere such a reference space can be projected, and where these autonomous automatons can be observed "writing in the space".

Also, thinking of how humans are social, and how individuals and groups function and move about in closed and open spaces (markets, streets, restaurants, etc.), one could envision a higher observer - say one using surveillance cameras, satellites, or even bare perception from an elevated vantage point, who can study and infer or direct behavior as though humans were merely ants. I postulate that although the average human doesn't acknowledge ant-like behavior in humans (down to the possibility of telepathic coordination via "invisible antennae"), such is more than likely to be plausible - if not true. A systematic study of this is in order.


GIT -reset and DATA RECOVERY!

Recently, I lost a whole directory full of important documents and some media files, and this, while I was trying to secure and track them for life; using git!

First, windows and any other OS needs to put in place versioning of files as a first-world feature by default. Any time a file or folder is placed in a public directory or so, it should be versioned using a local database, automatically. When user-level utilities like git, svn or other add their own versioning mechanism, it can possibly even readily borrow from, or extend the default OS mechanism.

So, I suffered after issuing this command;

IN-VERY-IMPORTANT DIR > git reset --hard

IN-VERY-IMPORTANT DIR > ls

[[[ nothing to be found!!! ]]]

 

I had just recently done a "git init" in IN-VERY-IMPORTANT DIR. A "git add" and then the above blunder!

Alright, quick, let me dive in there and try to recall all the docs from natural memory,,,