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Category:
Essays
Created:
02/18/17
Modified:
02/21/17
Words:
3457

Since 16th March 2016, there has been continuous discussion of leaks, without any regard of how counter espionage catches spies, simply calling for it to happen instead of thinking how. This article explains some basic principles of counter espionage; cites indications it is occurring right now; spells out the actual implications that have been totally unconsidered for almost a year now; and considers how we should respond to the circumstance.

Where is the Fake News Really Coming From?
More: The White House Makes Fake News To Find Leaks
Category:
Cycling'74 patches
Created:
02/02/17
Modified:
02/08/17
Words:
3835

>6 months in the making and the first of its kind, the Synthcore library contains a hundred functions written in Cycling74 gen~ codebox for audio. The download package includes: the library itself; a demo patch illustrating usage of the main functions; data files; and two complete synths built with the library that implement the audio path entirely in gen~.

Synthcore Library Demo Patch
More: Synthcore Library
Category:
Mac and PC Apps
Created:
02/02/17
Modified:
02/10/17
Words:
1190

Synthcore 2 is one of the most powerful analog emulation synthesizers ever made, based on features from the OSCAR and Waldorf Q (both of which, as you may know, were discontinued because they were too expensive to build in hardware). The monophonic version is now available for free download in Windows 32/64, Mac OS X, and open-source Cycling'74 Max 7 code.

Synthcore 2.3 Panel
More: Synthcore 2
Category:
Cycling'74 patches
Created:
12/14/16
Modified:
02/05/17
Words:
4480

A simple monophonic patch demonstrating the Yofiel synthesizer core. The single gen~ object's CPU utilization is extremely low, even though no sacrifices were made for quality. It is typically 0.6% on a 4GHz Windows machine, and built-in dynamic CPU throttling drops usage to near zero when not outputting audio.

The following video demonstrates some of the synthcore sounds.

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More: Announcing SynthCore
Category:
Guns
Created:
09/14/16
Modified:
02/15/17
Words:
11230

Sometime close to May 7, 2017, half a million Americans will have been shot to death since 9/11, and there’s no sign of the death rate abating. So it’s a fine time to consider who exactly is dead, who will die next, and what would really make a difference. Does the NRA solution work? Are fatalities falling? Who is killing whom? How well does self defense work? Can gun control reduce fatalities and suicide? Do more guns mean less crime? How many illegal guns are there? How much do taxpayers pay for gun violence? What new solutions could reduce the casualties?

Civilians killed and injured by firearms since 9/11
More: The 9/16 Report: Firearm Casualties and Solutions
Category:
Guns
Created:
08/17/16
Modified:
09/19/16
Words:
3588

In efforts to increase sales in the last year, NRA has started using the hate-rhetoric techniques developed by Hitler which, in accordance with research on cognitive dissonance, has caused rapid increases in pro-violent peer pressure appearing on social media, inclining and inciting to terrorism. A study of 400 Tea Party members found half of them already ready to shoot children merely for stealing apples off an apple tree in the back yard. Intense social pressure to support killing and violence creates a ripe picking ground for those seeking to recruit or persuade malcontents to terrorism.

How Much is the NRA Really Responsible for these Deaths?

More: Initial Thoughts on NRA's Propaganda
Category:
Natural Law, Rights, and the Social Contract
Created:
08/11/16
Modified:
08/11/16
Words:
15540

Tracing the three threads of development in ideas of natural law worldwide. In the West, it starts with the Stoic secularism of Cicero. Augustine's theocracy replaces it, spreading to the Middle East and back, via Averroes to Aquinas. Neoplatonism disappears, perhaps merging into the Christian church as divine awe for paternally guided afterlife. But no ideas of afterlife merge into the East or Far East. Instead Buddhist ideas spread Eastwards and transform, with their ultimate realization by Tsongkhapa; but in the Far East, later Han Lo eschews Buddhism, and Taoist ideas merge into Neoconfucianism.

Divergence of Divine and Natural Law

More: Divergence of Divine and Natural Law