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David Ashton
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David Ashton   5/16/2013 3:31:21 AM
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You don't have any more details about the program Max??

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Max The Magnificent   5/16/2013 1:58:33 PM
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Sorry David -- it was one of many science programs that passed in front of my orbs -- I didn't think to make a note of its title -- my bad.

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Garcia-Lasheras   5/16/2013 10:14:21 AM
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Max, I share with you a deep delightment when observing the Universe... One of the most amazing things in the Universe's fabric structure is how similar it is when compared to a organic neural network. There are a lot of photographs around the web comparing the structure of a brain cell vs a galaxy cluster. In fact, there is even a hypothesis known as Boltzmann brain that relates chaos, universe structure and self-aware conciousness.

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Max The Magnificent   5/16/2013 2:01:04 PM
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Hi Garcia -- I will take a look at the Boltzmann brain hypothesis -- did you see my book review on The Symbiotic Universe? http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/maxs-cool-beans-blog/4207833/Book-Review--The-Symbiotic-Universe-by-George-Greenstein

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Garcia-Lasheras   5/16/2013 2:56:17 PM
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Thats's really a wonderful review!! I've enjoyed it very much!! The reverse-causality issue that you introduce in the last paragraphs -- the fact that an observation performed in the present implies a change in the past history of the system being observed -- was studied by Feynmann and is one of the foundations of Quantum Electro-Dynamics. Feynmann went even further, and explained how the antiparticles can be considered the correspondent particles but travelling backwards in time: i.e. when a positron appears in a particle collision, this is just a conventional electron... but travelling to the past!! If you are interested in a recent lay-man languaje book covering the topic of how finely adjusted are the Universe's fundamental magnitudes, I recomend you "The Grand Design". This is the last Stephen Hawkins' book, and it's very well written by Leonard Mlodinow -- he is a physicist and a former Star-Trek screenwriter!!

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Garcia-Lasheras   5/16/2013 3:05:06 PM
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Sorry for the TYPO: I meant "Stephen Hawking" -- and yes, I already know that you attended to one of his conferences... don't try to make me jealous!! ;-)

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Max The Magnificent   5/16/2013 5:41:25 PM
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LOL

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LindsayF   5/17/2013 2:11:05 AM
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Hey Max, the pictures aren't showing up for me. Sounds like a cool show though...I love that sort of stuff!

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mhrackin   5/20/2013 6:02:44 PM
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Nor I. Using Firefox, Chrome, or IE (current versions of each). Lust a placeholder icon shows up, with no link associated (or maybe stripped by my IT department?).

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Max The Magnificent   5/20/2013 6:11:07 PM
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This is really weird -- only two of you have reported any problems

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MarvA   5/28/2013 5:35:39 PM
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Not just two of them. Me too. I'm sure that there are many more. I'm using IE8 on W7. IE9 and IE10 have been rejected by our company because of too many problems.

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Max The Magnificent   5/20/2013 6:10:41 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that -- I'm using Firefox and they are right in front of my nose on my screen

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SteveD_Aus   5/22/2013 12:22:01 AM
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Chalk me up as one who is not privileged to receive the pictures. (Although Max's noggin comes through clearly in every instance.)

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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2013 2:45:45 PM
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This is really strange -- the same thing happened to me on another computer -- but just with this blog -- I cannot work out what's going on...

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BobsView   5/17/2013 3:35:27 PM
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If anyone figures out the name of the program, please post it here. I've got to see it.

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BobsView   5/17/2013 5:35:19 PM
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Max, does this look like the show? www.history.com/shows/the-universe

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Max The Magnificent   5/20/2013 6:12:22 PM
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Yes -- I think this was the show, but I'm not sure which episode

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Max The Magnificent   5/22/2013 2:46:41 PM
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If anyone emails me at max@CliveMaxfield.com I'll send a PDF version of this blog including the images.

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