I will tell this, of the 4 beloved characters, one will die.
I have resumed working on the sequel to "Still with eyes closed". Many asked to have a look inside the Fuller Incentive Center, so the opening chapter does just that. I read the opening and ask myself "did that come from me?" I realize I have to be pulling from the darkness of my childhood. I also fully believe that humans still do these things, I simply do not accept that humans learn from history, history continues to repeat itself. I have yet to set a deadline, but I did change the settings on Amazon for "Still with eyes closed". I do not think I will do free gives with the sequel, too many want to know what happened to Jim and Jennifer.
I will tell this, of the 4 beloved characters, one will die.
I was asked via email from the editor to give a released on this, so it may appear in the Nov/Dec issue.
I read with great interest the article in the September/October 2015 issue entitled "My Son Has a Disorder That May Not Exist" by Melinda Wenner Moyer.
I felt as if she had somehow had read my medical records. I am a 48 year old male and my medical records are replete with statements such "has hypersensitivity in smell", or "feet", or "hearing". My PCP has been trying to understand why I react the way I do when touched or I hear certain sounds. I have been told since I was a small boy that I "overreact", even my wife tells me this. As far as hearing I have super sensitive hearing and the ability to hear from far away, though walks or to pick out a conversation across a crowded room. My PCP sent me to a specialist and he noted the hypersensitivity, but my hearing test came out normal. In short these are the issues I experience.
1) I have a hypersensitivity to touch on my feet. I can't stand to wear socks or shoes. I somehow manage better bearfoot even on gravel, or pavement. They do not seem to bother me. My wife is a nail technician and when she works on my feet, even to touch them I register that touch as pain. I do not appear to be ticklish on my feet as normal touch is perceived as intense pain.
2) Smell: I am super sensitive to smells, all smells. Although it bothers me greatly (I can smell blood from a distance even in a crowded room) it has proven helpful. At times when a friend's car was just starting to have problems I was able to detect a smell that was related to the issue before it became serious. But overall the hypersensitivity of smell has serious drawbacks.
3) Sound: Aside from the ability to hear conversations as I noted above I do not have to ability to "shut sounds off". Moyer mentions this on page 65, the ability to turn off the sound of the hum of an AC is called habitation. I appearently do not have the ability to turn off white noise (background hums) this has proven a serious problem at times, if a white noise sound is constant it soon starts to cause me intense pain. Another sound is glass. The sound of a glass drinking cup being sat on a stone counter causes pain when I hear it.
4) Moyer also mentiones coordination on page 64. I have horrible coordination when walking. This is not new with age, as with the above it has been present since childhood.
There are other issues I experience but I believe I have made my point. Moyer mentiones on page 65 that in a study only boys were used. It may be an affliction that strikes boys at a higher rate. She also mentiones that there is no data involving adults, they appear to manage it better. I believe in adults it is being packaged with other adult afflictions or as a product of aging. Most adults do not make the connection between childhood issues and issues in their adult life, they can't see the bridge. In my case these hypersensitive issues have been noted in my medical record but without cause or reason.
Lastly Moyer ends her article as I expect a mother would screaming for help for her child. That statement is not in anyway a dig, but it may have been more effective to end it reaching out to adults who have hypersensitive symptoms to step up. Instead of a mother drawing attention to her single child case, ask for the population to approch with their own cases or that of their child. More cases means more data means more proof means more grant money. I saw in Moyer's article the seriousness because it touched my own life. But the way she ended it could again detract from her goal. I do hope that serious minded persons will see this as a worthwhile endeavor and increase the research funding.
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Recently IBM in conjunction with Samsung announced they had developed a 7nm 20 billion transistor processor. It is stated to be 50% faster and made of a silicon-germanium alloy.
So what is so significant about those stats?
Well consider a current Intel processor is 14nm with 2 billion transistors and an average of say 4.2GhZ. Using Moore's Law it should in theory take another 10-20 years to reach what IBM/Samsung has announced. To put into perspective.
A 7nm footprint with 20 billion transistors at say 7GhZ speed. Now take that die and combine it with 7 others to get an 8 core processor.
Currently an Intel 8 core will give you 2x8=16 billion transistors at 4.2GhZ. That is awesome computing power.
BUT, with IBM/Samsung's processor we get...
20x8=160 billion transistors at 7GhZ. Stop and think. If the thought of AI or Skynet has entered your thinking than good. So now suppose you created a 16 core processor...
20x16=320 billion transistors, you can see that for the first time we are approaching the trillion mark.
Here's my thinking. Will this be enough to crack the Riemann Hypothesis? What is that you ask?
Well that https is an encrypted website. The SSL certificate is created using the Remiann Hypothesis. It states that you can take any two prime numbers from the indefinite number scale at random, add them and that total becomes your key and it is then impossible to subtract in any way to find the original two prime numbers. This works because no human brain has the ability to crack it. Since the dawn of computers man has been trying using computers, but computer technology is currently too weak. There is a 1 million dollar prize to anyone who can crack it. Every government wants to and every hacker dreams about it.
The one who does kills all technology. If the Riemann Hypothesis is cracked the Internet is 100% useless. No banking, no credit transaction, no nothing. There is not other option for SSL.
I believe that with enough computer cores this IBM/Samsung chip will crack the Riemann Hypothesis.
Can you imagine going back to using paper money, a wired wall phone and paper and pen? That is just where this jump in technology may take us. Of course many will have evil designs for it, too numerous to mention. Just think a die so small...IBM believes they can take it to 4nm. That is less than half the size of your fingernail. Where could that computer hide?
Will this chip introduce Skynet or Star Trek?
Given mankind's abuse of technology we can look forward to Skynet.
This article although based on a real advancement by IBM/Samsung is written in a fictional distopian sort of manner...or is it?
GABA + Oxytocin Is It = To Love & Alcohol Intoxication
(This post is based on Data in the September/October 2015 issue of Scientific American Mind)
I had written a post earlier on a similar topic that was based on my colkection of meta-data and the effects of legal drugs including gabapentin. One reason I speak of gabapentin is it is a drug I currently take for the nerve damage in my legs. However after debating with two different doctors, making one frustrated with me I have refused to take any dose above 600mg per day. Meaning 600mg is the maximum dose I will take. By keeping this low limit I keep my mind clear and do not suffer from its intoxication effects.
Is stating that gabapentin has an intoxicating effect going too far? No. A search on the Internet of the effects of gabapentin will turn up hundreds of complaints by those given it by their doctor. In these complaints the number one stated effect is a feeling of intoxication, some describe it as feeling "drunk". Many of these people told their doctors and their doctor told them they will adjust, but no one ever adjust to being intoxicated. For decades doctors have maintained a chart of dosing, one dose fits all, men and women. But data says otherwise, women require a much, much smaller dose of many medications then men. And some medication for men CAN'T be given to women. So why do doctors maintain the "dosing chart"? It is what they are told to do by the drug manufacturers. Let that sink in, it is the maker of the drug, a company that will never see you, not your hands on doctor that makes the choice. Gabapentin must be tailored to the person, not the person to the drug.
So now the article in Scientific American Mind.
The article is about the similar effects of naturally occurring oxytocin in the brain (not the street or legal prescribed drug) and alcohol. But it is how these two work that brings in GABA. Natural oxytocin when released in the brain (mostly in situations surrounding intense love) binds with the neurotransmitter GABA which causes an intoxicating effect, some call it "love sickness". Remember when you feel in love? Well oxytocin binds with GABA in your brain and made you feel intoxicated for that person.
There is a darkside to love sickness. That same binding causes the person to reduce fear (doing stupid and dangerous things, high risk taking) it also reduces stress and anxiety. It also increases aggression and bias. This works good for falling in love, all of those qualities together can help a man win the girl of his heart.
However alcohol also binds with GABA, when you get buzzed the GABA levels have reached the saturation effect, you're drunk.
So how does gabapentin fit in? Both love and alcohol INCREASE the leves of the GABA neurotransmitter in your brain. Doses above 600mg of gabapentin saturates the brain creating the exact same effect as getting intoxicated.
So in short if your doctor prescribes high doses of gabapentin that person is in effect staying drunk all their waking hours.
The data continues to weigh in on this.
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