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I think I'll throw in a few things for irony.
First, the Intel Core 2 Duo chips are the best on the market right now. And the funny part is, Apple has switched to them. As of 6 months ago or so, every Mac runs an Intel Core chip. Turns out Apple was maintaining an Intel version of Mac OS X behind the scenes since day 1 of OS X, and when IBM stopped caring, Apple could switch. They have foresight like that.
Now, Abaci are all well and good, but as Children of God, it is a good idea – nay, it is our responsibility to utilize the best equipment to make a positive impact on this world. And why worry about microwaves? Unless I wear a tin hat like in Signs, I'm going to get some microwave exposure living on Earth. Part of life these days. If you want to talk health, remembering to drink 6 cups of pure water a day is a more important issue.
Let's just stay cool and be thankful we have access to these Cray5's we call "desktop computers." Stay shiny.
Never thought about it, but I use a vpr Matrix. Could be either the worst or the best choice.. I've never gotten negative energy from it though, so that's good. The only part I've replaced in it is the video card which I switched with an ATI. Fantastic visuals on my music visualizer..
I bet Alienware would be a good candidate for this survey.
Metal cases block microwaves from the Ghz chips. But there is still radiation (and some would say Ahrimanic influences) from everything else in a computer system. Even the mouse puts out EM noise - you can detect it with a magnetic pickup and amplifier or maybe a shortwave or AM radio. Plus CRT monitors put out some X-Rays, positive ions, EM noise, ultrasound, and flickering light. LCDs not as much, but they still flicker at a hefty rate. The book 'Bringers of the Dawn' mentioned disease signals (some scalar or radionic thing) being pumped through TVs to make people sick. I've read elsewhere about light from monitors being used to affect your DNA.
So ultimately, zero computer hardware and zero software would seems like the best way to 'escape' the Matrix...
... but then again you probably incarnated here to get a job done using a disposable body and agreed to facing the physical risks. If you extend your life by 2 years due to abstaining from all electronic devices, but thereby deny 50 others what you came here to offer through the assistance of some techological tools available, then overall that would be a net negative result. How far would any of you be by this point if you had only the local library, bookstore, and newspapers from which to learn things? The Matrix Control System used to have greater control over the bottlenecks of information dissemination, with publishing companies, record companies, movie companies, radio companies on a leash. Despite all its downsides, the internet did allow for decentralization and ways around those bottlenecks. Long distance correspondence is much easier and faster now than through the post office.
Therefore I think computers and software are necessary to the degree that it helps you maximize knowledge and service. But too much and it starts owning you. So there's this point of balance. Software that saves time, allows you to create maximum output with minimum input, increases the quality of something, expands your avenues of communication... I think those are worth it if one cannot do the same without them.
By the way... going back to the original post on this thread, here's my two cents:
Laptop is more mobile, less junk to haul around, lower energy consumption, better keyboard. Unless you do video production, then desktop is needed for the extra power. For laptops, Mac is better than Windows due to reliability, stability, and wake/sleep functions working fine for weeks without rebooting. Mobility might be important in the years ahead. And you can do guerrilla journalism more easily with a mobile computer ... even tap into unsecured wireless hotspots around town.
Software: encrypted instant messaging, Skype, scanning and PDF software to digitize documents, DVD ripping and duplication, audio or video editing to make your own presentations, FTP to upload or transfer files, e-mail client that downloads emails to your computer and deletes them off the mail server, privacy tools that are not a hassle to setup or use, software for creating slideshow presentations, simple drawing app to make diagrams or markup images with text and arrows, CD and DVD burning apps to disseminate important files or videos, P2P software to use as necessary, and maybe motion-activated webcam recording if you're an abductee. Basically, tools that let you do what you need to do, with the least amount of time and energy required to learn and do it.
Oh, and don't rely on computers or software to enhance your creativity. They can only speed up the professionalization of what you have already created independently. It's better to brainstorm, ponder, draw, compose, etc... away from the computer, using the simplest of tools like a notebook or recorder, and then use the computer to materialize what you have already worked out. Common sense, but it's easy to get carried away thinking the solutions reside in some specific software when it's more about applying some inner talent we have ignored.
Last edited by montalk (2007-04-26 04:34:06)
Hmmm I run an AMD 64-bit laptop originally with Linux but gave in adn got windows too, though I use as much open source software as I can (like open office instead of microsoft office).
Interesting software I use is:
Moonphase http://www.tingan.com/index.asp?top=top … mp;main=w3
Brainwave Generator http://www.bwgen.com/
Cybershaman (free version)
I'm sure there's other interesting stuff out there - like Timewave Zero (now 'Fractal Time')
edit: also Burden of Time (Mayan Calandar) http://members.shaw.ca/mjfinley/Maya.htm
I also just found this resource:
Last edited by psychopractor (2007-06-04 12:29:23)
On a related topic to psychopractor, I've created a Mayan Countdown timer than counts down to the precise moment of Winter Solstice 2012 in North America. While the 12th Baktun age technically ends on the 21st, I thought the winter solstice provided a more concrete date: Noontime 20th, Dec, 2012.
By that time, It'll already be the 21st in Australia anyway.
Also, I use sbaGen binaural beat generator. Available here http://uazu.net/sbagen/ for most operating systems.
Just 2008 days to go...
Last edited by LightningEye (2007-06-21 20:05:17)
I think staying away from the mainstream computers & software are your best bet.
I think portable laptops are the way to go. Especially rugged laptops which are
spill/drop proof and made for outdoor use in harsh environments. I like the Durabook brand.
As far as operating system & software goes. I would go with a linux based operating system and opensource software. There's so many different linux based systems and opensource software that is free these days. So use them!
Why pay 200-300$ for Microsoft Office 2007. When you can download OpenOffice from OpenOffice.org which does everything Microsoft Office does for FREE!
Last edited by SamIAm (2007-08-06 00:30:50)
Anything we use seems to be a result of matrix, supporting matrix. A kind of loop. Here's an article from NY Times, interesting to see such articles in mainstream media:
Our Lives, Controlled From Some Guy’s Couch
By JOHN TIERNEY
Published: August 14, 2007
Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims.
But now it seems quite possible. In fact, if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostrom’s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone else’s computer simulation.
This simulation would be similar to the one in “The Matrix,” in which most humans don’t realize that their lives and their world are just illusions created in their brains while their bodies are suspended in vats of liquid. But in Dr. Bostrom’s notion of reality, you wouldn’t even have a body made of flesh. Your brain would exist only as a network of computer circuits.
You couldn’t, as in “The Matrix,” unplug your brain and escape from your vat to see the physical world. You couldn’t see through the illusion except by using the sort of logic employed by Dr. Bostrom, the director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford.
Dr. Bostrom assumes that technological advances could produce a computer with more processing power than all the brains in the world, and that advanced humans, or “posthumans,” could run “ancestor simulations” of their evolutionary history by creating virtual worlds inhabited by virtual people with fully developed virtual nervous systems.
Some computer experts have projected, based on trends in processing power, that we will have such a computer by the middle of this century, but it doesn’t matter for Dr. Bostrom’s argument whether it takes 50 years or 5 million years. If civilization survived long enough to reach that stage, and if the posthumans were to run lots of simulations for research purposes or entertainment, then the number of virtual ancestors they created would be vastly greater than the number of real ancestors.
There would be no way for any of these ancestors to know for sure whether they were virtual or real, because the sights and feelings they’d experience would be indistinguishable. But since there would be so many more virtual ancestors, any individual could figure that the odds made it nearly certain that he or she was living in a virtual world.
The math and the logic are inexorable once you assume that lots of simulations are being run.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/14/scien … mp;ei=5070
One of the most interesting thing is, I read this article just after I watched The Last Mimzy on DVD (fascinating movie!). Another "coincidence" for me. I would put this post to Last Mimzy thread too. It seems our conscioussness are obsessed with expectation of future in a linear timeline which includes a linear progress (like x hundred or y million years later, this will happen, that will become etc), but wait! Somebody else - maybe ourselves - had other plans. We seem to be out of some route and stuck in a virtual loop.
Now the point is to read the appropriate messages/codes left for us.
Last edited by feritciva (2007-08-31 08:56:20)
Something to ponder on.
I am not fully aware yet, I think I am afraid.
Afraid of what I will discover regarding who, were and what we are.
A loop was in my thoughts long before I discovered the truth movment.
You may never know in your/this life-time but if you have an inkling that it may be in this life-time you make the discovery,
I say, go for it.
Advocate no one thing, must open mind and senses to all possibilites.
Beware the traps and pitfalls and allow no stone unturned.
Must erase fear.
Start at death and work your way back.
So be it, calpamu.
Poetry, calpamu. I like it.
I disagree. Mathematical certainty? What is mathematics? Logical inductions, hypothesis proven right and wrong by people who view the universe in a certain way. They view reality has the sum total of reactions and effects, as the Architect did in the Matrix sequels - inherently limiting their experience of life from their narrow beliefs. Ask yourself, are you willing to put trust in these people?
Think about what they potentially have to gain by misleading the masses.
More to this madness than numbers.
I've updated my 2012 Countdown timer as I've learned that 11:11 is the equinox point. Thanks to DanB who posted on this thread about 2008 and end times stuff.
Since I'm in CST zone, I've adjusted the timing to CST, but it's pretty easy to convert between time zones.
1801 days! That's an interesting number...
Confirmation here: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/EarthSeasons.php