• First qutrit teleportation! Complex high-dimensional quantum states go from zero to infinity in one nanosecond

    Posted in Mathy Stuff, Neural Nets and AI Stuff on Sep 01, 2019

    I knew there was a link between pure logic and the real world, and I knew it was through a window we call infinity, but I had no idea that physical "teleportation" of quantum states would be where ternary logic touches the physical world.

    The first qutrit had a single digit beyond normal binary quantum teleportation, but now that we've broken that barrier, it will be easy to explain to people how the qutrit is not just the addition of another "it" to the "bit" concept, but the addition of a whole "infinity."

    As in, an entire mappable 3-D landscape, not unlike the physical world.

    More later as ...

  • On group dynamics and critical thinking

    Posted in Everything on Aug 07, 2019

    A friend told me a story recently, and it so purely reveals a dynamic we do not often see clearly, I'm delighted to discover it. I think it is quite a profound insight. He is a member of an online group discussing a new cryptocurrency, one of many hundreds of similar groups, each of which is in a tiny ecosystem within the larger ecosystem of cryptocurrencies. Each of these smaller groups is usually led by a charismatic and/or brilliant innovator, with a core team surrounded by advocates and on the periphery, detractors.

    The leader of the group one day asked him privately in a casual and frien...

  • A conspiracy theory must involve Laniakean red strings somehow to be legit

    Posted in Everything on Jul 12, 2019

    What's up with the maze of red strings that somehow defines the crazy consipiracy-theorist in the movies? It's a meme that shows up often. I personally think the image is beautiful (I mean the Platonic form of the idea, not the actual screenshots from scenes in movies).

    Such complexity! Such multidimensional beauty! Looking like a miniature fractal version of the Laniakean shape of the universe, or the wiring diagram of a part of the brain itself, these scenes have always won my heart, and shaped how I see the character from that point forward. I'm drawn in.

  • Getting data into Twilio parsed variable

    Posted in Developing Software on Jul 02, 2019

    It took several attempts, but I eventually found out why I could not access the value of a "parsed" variable within Twilio Studio while using the HTTP Widget. Someone else may encounter this error, so here's how I resolved it. The following 3 attempts are screenshots from the log viewer built in to the studio.

    1. This one is incorrect because it sends content_type "text/html." Notice there isn't even a "parsed" variable, as seen in the next screenshot. This is because Twilio only parses variables from Content Type "application/json".

    2. This one is incorrect because the JSON string is quoted....

  • Compile and Install FreeSWITCH 1.8.2 onto Ubuntu 18.4.2 LTS

    Posted in Developing Software on Jun 28, 2019

    This closely follows the excellent and very concise instructions at another site: "FreeSWITCH 1.8.2 on Ubuntu 18.4 LTS". I found a few unexpected twists and turns before it was working, so I've put this information together to help others who encounter these or similar issues.

    Dependencies

    Starting on a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 18.4 (32bit), install these packages:

    apt-get install --yes build-essential pkg-config uuid-dev \
    zlib1g-dev libjpeg-dev libsqlite3-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev \
    libpcre3-dev libspeexdsp-dev libldns-dev libedit-dev libtiff5-dev \
    yasm libopus-dev libsndfile1-dev unz...

  • The Greek subject lives in the excluded middle of binary logic

    Posted in Mathy Stuff on Jun 12, 2019

    Well, well, well. I am delighted to find yet another piece of private intuition has a respectable home already existing in the public domain. I've been working on this insight for years, but not able to put it into words well enough to relay it to others coherently. Much to my delight, I find that Schrödinger already had the same observation, and saw it more clearly than me, though apparently not many realized the importance of what he was saying.

    I was reading an article about the rather interesting angle on a new quantum theory called "Quantum Bayesianism" when I came across the following qu...

  • Ternary logic and a coin toss

    Posted in Mathy Stuff, Postinfinity Tergiversation, Pre-Preprint Stuff on Jun 12, 2019

    Discovered a quick way to illustrate the value of ternary over binary logic. Think of a coin toss. Although it might take millions of times, there is a tiny possibility that the coin could land on its edge. What do you call this result, in the binary world of heads or tails?

    This is a crude example (and it can be described with binary logic if you add one layer of abstraction), but it effectively shows how ternary logic can explain things more holistically than binary. It doesn't convey the true nature of the "third pole" either, but it does give a place to introduce that topic.

    A better exam...

  • Unitarity and locality are linked to time and space

    Posted in Mathy Stuff, Postinfinity Tergiversation, Pre-Preprint Stuff on May 30, 2019

    Just figured out that unitarity and locality are linked to time and space, respectively. I've known for a while now that time is a purely mental thing which has no physical existence outside of the present moment. (This is empirically proven, for those new to the idea). As a consequence, I've been intuiting what it looks like if space completely collapses to a comparatively tiny now (in space that would be... "here"), but not making much progress. Then today I discovered a controversial theory in the mathematics of quantum physics which operates "without unitarity or locality." Searching these...

  • Iota is a smart, clever actor in the open source community

    Posted in Developing Software, Neural Nets and AI Stuff on May 24, 2019

    In a blog post too obviously spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt regarding Iota, writer Nick Johnson declares, among other things: "Iota is a bad actor in the open source community."  Here is his justification:

    Next, and in my mind most damningly, Sergey Ivancheglo, Iota’s cofounder, claims that the flaws in the Curl hash function were in fact deliberate; that they were inserted as ‘copy protection’, to prevent copycat projects, and to allow the Iota team to compromise those projects if they sprang up.

    This seemed to be a rather intriguing piece of information -- one of those where the guy ...

  • Why voiceprint will be around for a long time to come

    Posted in Developing Software, Neural Nets and AI Stuff on May 24, 2019

    I've been researching voiceprints, Kaldi, and speech-recognition in general, and stumbled upon this gem. It's clear that voiceprint is going to be around for a long time to come, because it sits in a sort of "Goldilocks zone" of the ease-of-use vs. secure spectrum in several ways. Look at this chart, and see if you don't agree:

    This is an image from an article... hmmm..... [rustle rustle paper rustle].... erm.... I just spent several minutes looking for... and cannot find at the moment. As soon as I find it, I'll update this post with the URL for the article.

    Found it. https://medium.com/@Ali...