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To Know Is Wisdom

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NewsJReview (NJR) A Wednesday Experience:  The Ethics of Jazz series, featuring the 2014 Dr. Charles Norton Elliott Professor of Poetry;

Professor Herbie Hancock, who shares his profound thoughts, on the music, as only Mr. Hancock can profess it, at the Mahindra Humanities Center, at Harvard University: He has indeed lived in it a very long time, experientially,  physically and spiritually (through practice and the study of Sanskrit, Mystic, Lotus, Sutra)  you will discover that, especially in lecture five….I figure the best introduction is the beginning…

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NewsJReview (NJR) After a glitch with computer technology,  a major milestone for  The Affordable HealthCare Act is reached….and surpassed. 7.1 million sign up for health insurance coverage…in the first six months. No, business on earth would not appreciate numbers like that.  Argue, if you like, that number will only increase, because the need is great in America for good healthcare, whether young, old, male or female. Often in our news coverage we play the percentages game when it comes to illness…But, the fact is, illnesses in America are universal…Many, but not all, without insurance make unplanned  visits  at  emergency rooms when medical misfortune occurs: To get an idea of emergency rooms visits in general ….checkout these Statistics.

CDC Stats: 

Emergency Department Visits

(Data are for the U.S.)

  • Number of visits: 129.8 million
  • Number of injury-related visits: 37.9 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 42.8
  • Percent of visits with patient seen in fewer than 15 minutes: 25.1%
  • Percent of visits resulting in hospital admission: 13.3%
  • Percent of visits resulting in transfer to a different (psychiatric or other) hospital: 2.1%

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Milky Way dawn

NewsJReview NJR) A Sunday perspective of our universe….” In the dry, clear sky of Chile’s Atacama desert, our galaxy’s dusty central bulge is flanked by Paranal’s four 8 meter Very Large Telescope units in this astronomical fisheye view. Along the top, Venus is close to the eastern horizon. The brilliant morning star shines very near a waning crescent Moon just at the edge of one of the telescope structures. Despite the bright pairing in the east, the Milky Way dominates the scene though. Cut by dust lanes and charged with clouds of stars and glowing nebulae, the center of our galaxy sprawls across the darker zenith even as the deep blue sky grows brighter and buildings still glint in moonlight.”

nevver:

Milky Way dawn

NewsJReview NJR) A Sunday perspective of our universe….” In the dry, clear sky of Chile’s Atacama desert, our galaxy’s dusty central bulge is flanked by Paranal’s four 8 meter Very Large Telescope units in this astronomical fisheye view. Along the top, Venus is close to the eastern horizon. The brilliant morning star shines very near a waning crescent Moon just at the edge of one of the telescope structures. Despite the bright pairing in the east, the Milky Way dominates the scene though. Cut by dust lanes and charged with clouds of stars and glowing nebulae, the center of our galaxy sprawls across the darker zenith even as the deep blue sky grows brighter and buildings still glint in moonlight.”

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Cyber Warfare Real Time Map

Interactive 3D visualisation displaying where malware is detected and from around the globe … with a slight cyberpunk aesthetic.

Try it out for yourself here

NewsJReview (NJR) The above displays tells me hacking is alive and well and that something better is needed than  pass key systems to keep matters of Government, Business, Personal correspondence, Military and beyond as private discussions and or transactions…. But, here’s the rub…if man or woman designs such a system it too is only as good as the integrity of the users and or the makers….Watching the animated illustrations, demonstrates how we have already lost control…I can be persuaded otherwise…What do you suppose would happen if the machines made its own systems secure…ok…So, what if we just declared no secrets allowed at all….How about unlimited potential ..Keep dreaming… Its hard to believe that trust may be the final equation, after we travel every other road available… 

I admit I am very fascinated by these animated graphics.  I am also curious why none of the colorful lines do not target or originate from Greenland.  Greenland and much of Scandinavia are well known as test centers for many of the cyber products today.  Greenland has enormous resources both in electrical power and time, a key resource for the imagination. Seasonally, much of its day, is night. I would think an abundance of dark days can be  a driver for indoor pursuits, like computing. Plus a highly educated citizenry… Hydro power, in abundance, means computers can be super fast….always available. I think at least a line or two of color is appropriate…Then again, I don’t want to over think it…or overstate it…

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