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Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2010 on Fascinating... at AVATAR
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Feb 9, 2010
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Where will it end? Do you Avatar could reach $700 M domestic gross? Or more?
Feb 9, 2010
Fascinating http://www.wetafx.co.nz/features/avatar/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at AVATAR
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Numerical Testing of The Rare Earth Hypothesis using Monte Carlo Realisation Techniques http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.1680 Conclusions This paper has tested the Rare Earth Hypothesis (Ward & Brownlee, 2000) using the Monte Carlo Realisa- tion techniques outlined in Forgan (2009). By comparing the results to a baseline hypothesis, the influences of the criteria for a planet to be officially designated as “an Earthlike planet” can be studied. In this work, the criteria were limited to planet mass, star mass, the presence of a moon, and the presence of a Jupiter type object in a more distant orbit. It is shown that these criteria alone greatly reduce the number of in- telligent civilisations in the Galaxy (compared to the baseline). As expected, the stellar mass criterion results in a narrow range of planet semi-major axes where intelligent biospheres exist. Interestingly, the Galactic Habitable Zone, apparent in the Baseline Hypothesis, was not visible in the Rare Earth Hypothesis. This result is important for civilisation connectivity: reducing the civilisation separation means that, for a given time interval of communication, civilisations under the Rare Earth Hypothesis are able to exchange more signals than civilisations under more contact-optimistic hypotheses. The implications for SETI are somewhat mixed: while Earth may be much more likely to be a disconnected than connected civilisation, if it is connected, it can expect substantial conversation from other civilisations (while the Sun remains in the Main Sequence). Therefore, the Rare Earth Hypothesis (in the formulation described in this work) is a “soft” or “exclusive” hypothesis (using the nomenclature of Brin (1983); Cirkovic (2009)), in that it is not a completely contact-pessimistic hypothesis, but one that is contact optimistic for a small subset of civilisations in the Galaxy.
Feb 8, 2010
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Tribal people appeal to James Cameron http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/5529
Feb 8, 2010
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I'm still looking for a neat and ironic slogan for RDA, like "Destroying far away worlds to fuel growth our own" but, of course, in a more subtle and nicely phrased way. Have any idea or inspiration? This is really just for fun. :)
Feb 7, 2010
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Avatar Family Tree (from Cameron's cinematrography)
Feb 6, 2010
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Feb 5, 2010
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Good morning!
Feb 5, 2010
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Perhaps a bite more fun to read.
Feb 4, 2010
The Washington Post "The right way forward on space exploration" By James Cameron Friday, February 5, 2010 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/04/AR2010020402439.html?hpid=opinionsbox1 Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at AVATAR
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Feb 4, 2010
For those not watching Larry King Live :-( Neil Blomkamp (director of District 9) speaking about the possibility of extraterrestrial life at TED Vancouver. Far reaching and inspiring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tripD00-9zU&feature=player_embedded Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at AVATAR
Thanks, have already tried that but it does seem to be streaming live. Same stories over and over again. There must be some way to watch live on the web... or wait for it to be on YouTube I guess.
Do someone knows how to watch Larry King Live on the internet? Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at AVATAR
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For Jay and anyone wishing to "make a difference" in this somehow "dying world". We all know many things in many different domains. Much more importantly, we get ever more aware of the state of our world, of its possible fate if we keep walking collectively on the same pathway and of what needs to be done to avoid hitting an obvious wall. -- Sorry for my not-so-fluid English -- Now, we need to believe what we already know since, indeed, believing in our heart is often a stronger motive for action than merely knowing in our head. For, in the end, it is what we do - or not do - that makes the world we live in. This picture is a good start for action. Changing institutions and technologies is essential. But first, let's try changing our very worldview. Awesome challenge!
Feb 2, 2010
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Feb 2, 2010
Same old song... Environmentalists and indigenous groups decry approval of massive dam in Amazon http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0202-hance_belomonte.html Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at AVATAR
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Avatar's going off the chart now.
Feb 2, 2010
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Good night everyone!
Jan 31, 2010
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Jan 31, 2010