Predicted wrong future
When you see a ball get thrown in the air, it comes back down. You’ve a seen it a million times. You know that what comes up must come down and so does your brain. In fact because of something called the ‘Memory-prediction framework’ our brain sometimes remembers certain actions so well, it stops paying close attention because it predicts how they will end. When a ball gets thrown in the air our brain instantaneously recalls memories of similar events and produces an idea of what’s going to happen next, but sometimes it’s wrong. When a magician puts a ball in a cup only to have it disappear when the cup is lifted, we are shocked because what our brain predicted didn’t come true. Our brains often feed us a prediction and convinces us we saw it happen, which leaves us even more shocked when the predicted action didn’t happen at all.
Our brain has an ego
Our Brain insists we have free will, and it also insists that it’s always right. Due to something called ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ our brain will make up excuses to rationalize events, even if it means you are going against what you thought or felt only minutes earlier. Our brain will force us to justify events if they don’t go how we expected. Magicians present a reality that doesn’t obey the idea of reality your brain is used to seeing. This creates a cognitive dissonance and a point is eventually reached where, no matter how hard it tries, your brain cannot rationalize the events it’s just seen. Our brain is used to rationalizing events after they occur, magic creates a situation which can’t exist and that leads to the unique sense of astonishment we feel.
Just finished work.
getting a steak at a local joint...
I think we are in the middle of tech war fare
Even as global financial powerhouse Goldman Sachs has forecast a loss of $1 trillion for the global oil industry if the benchmark Brent crude oil price remains below $60 a barrel, Indian oil producers led by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Reliance Industries, Oil India and Cairn India have already lost combined market value worth Rs 1,40,000 crore in six months. There has been a 46 per cent fall in global crude oil prices in the said period.
A Goldman Sachs report has said global oil producers will lose $1 trillion as they will be forced to shut unviable projects, with oil around $60 a barrel. The research looked at 400 wells across the world awaiting investment decisions.
Deep sea oil fields that require billions of dollars of investment will be at high risk, the report says.
The total investment at risk is $930 billion and oil companies will need to cut their expenses by 30 per cent to make their projects viable provided oil remains around $70 a barrel.
China is aiming to purge most foreign technology from banks, the military, state-owned enterprises and key government agencies by 2020, stepping up efforts to shift to Chinese suppliers, according to people familiar with the effort.
The push comes after a test of domestic alternatives in the northeastern city of Siping that was deemed a success, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren't public. Workers there replaced Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Windows with a homegrown operating system called NeoKylin and swapped foreign servers for ones made by China's Inspur Group Ltd., they said.
The plan for changes in four segments of the economy is driven by national security concerns and marks an increasingly determined move away from foreign suppliers under President Xi Jinping, the people said. The campaign could have lasting consequences for U.S. companies including Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Intel Corp. (INTC) and Hewlett-Packard Co
MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. Russia’s Energomash scientific and production company has concluded a contract to deliver rocket engines to the US corporation Orbital Sciences, the Izvestia newspaper said on Wednesday.
The engines will be used for the first stage of Antares rockets beginning 2015.
Energomash will deliver 60 engines to the US corporation, the newspaper cited a high-ranking Roscosmos source as saying. There is a contract to supply 20 engines, and the work has already started to deliver the first two units in June, and there are two more options, each for 20 units.
The contract is concluded directly between Orbital Sciences and Energomash.
The contract costs about one billion dollars. It includes the cost of engines and services - flight preparations, the installation of an engine on a rocket and tests.
The Russian space agency source said the RD-181 engine was developed specially for the Antares. The development was based on the Angara RD-191, he added.
Energomash and Orbital Sciences gave no comments.
It was the second big contract concluded between Energomash and the US company, the newspaper said.
if i didn't know better....i'd say you know me better than most.
Ebola plays tomorrow. still looking at gold.may just keep looking though. i am definitely due.
I think Spears must be to picky.
Just stock up on paper bags.
Attend a braille class. Blind date angle.
Become a foster parent for 45 year old females.
Join the First Wives Club.
Walk a cute puppy in front of the welfare office.
Buy a Santa Claus costume and volunteer for a Las Vegas Show Girl Christmas party.
Get desperate man.
I've been good to the g friend....I've been fending of the advances of my fans
But i do like their interest......because im an animal.....just sayin
How you doing with the lady's?
Ever want any bad advise im there for you
Sold uco for sco earlier last week and made my money back.
Another punch in the face.
My 401 is being transferred between companies and the new one doesn't allow for individual stocks.
I am liquidating my shares and a lot of that Friday LTBR volume was mine.
Won't be able to roll the 401 over until the middle of January so I hope Seth stays quiet until then.
Who knows it might work out for the best.
Which Brenda Lee song will it be ? "Rockin Around the Christmas" Tree or "I'm Sorry"
went with the bios today....i killed it yesterday and today it killed me. still watching gold, i kind of like some of the miners...we'll see.
I bought some VJET under 8. Back in nlnk. I think nlnk back in 40s between now and January with possibility of a spike. Spears.......you widdling new teeth?