Friday, June 26, 2015

Devious Plan

unsecure wi fi network
wait for people to appear
turn off wi fi network

Friday, February 06, 2015

All the scientific reasons aliens exist

This is not some conspiracy theory... plausible, logical scientific evidence for extraterrestrial life. All in one place.

Features on Mars match features caused by microbes on earth
A careful study of images taken by the NASA rover Curiosity has revealed intriguing similarities between ancient sedimentary rocks on Mars and structures shaped by microbes on Earth. The findings suggest, but do not prove, that life may have existed earlier on the Red Planet.
In a paper published online last month in the journal Astrobiology (the print version comes out this week), Noffke details the striking morphological similarities between Martian sedimentary structures in the Gillespie Lake outcrop (which is at most 3.7 billion years old) and microbial structures on Earth.

Complexity of life on a graph falls in line... a line that shows life originated before earth

As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore’s law. Now geneticists have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by this measure, life is older than the Earth itself.

Space is full of dormant bacteria waiting to be seeded on a planet
cosmic dust particles are of exactly the right sizes to be identified with microorganisms 

Space dust and dormant bacteria match up in spectral analysis and sizes on the nanometer scale
But Hoyle and Wickramasinghe were not satisfied. In the middle 1970s, they turned their attention to an apparent anomaly in the spectrum. It had a low, broad "knee" centered at about 2.3 wavelengths per micrometer (the slight convexity on the slope at the left side of the graph above) (9). This spectral feature could be explained if the grains of dust were of a certain size, and translucent. After trying almost everything else first, in 1979, they looked at the spectrum for bacteria. Dried bacteria refract light as irregular hollow spheres, and their size range is appropriate. The match between the spectrum for dried bacteria (solid line) and the ones from the interstellar grains (dots, triangles and squares) was nearly perfect. Thinking without prejudice, Hoyle and Wickramasinghe concluded the grains probably were dried, frozen bacteria.
The early universe had conditions that were very hospitable to life
In the redshift range 100<(1+z)<137, the cosmic microwave background (CMB) had a temperature of 273-373K (0-100 degrees Celsius), allowing early rocky planets (if any existed) to have liquid water chemistry on their surface and be habitable, irrespective of their distance from a star. In the standard LCDM cosmology, the first star-forming halos within our Hubble volume started collapsing at these redshifts, allowing the chemistry of life to possibly begin when the Universe was merely 10-17 million years old.
 Meteorites are evidence that DNA was made in space
"People have been discovering components of DNA in meteorites since the 1960's, but researchers were unsure whether they were really created in space or if instead they came from contamination by terrestrial life," said Dr. Michael Callahan of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. "For the first time, we have three lines of evidence that together give us confidence these DNA building blocks actually were created in space."  
This is straight up. ISRO finds life in space. 
In a major scientific breakthrough Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) claims to have found three unknown species of bacteria about 40 kilometres above the earth's surface.  
What if we are the exception, and there are planets where the environment is actually more conducive to life?
To be habitable, a world (planet or moon) does not need to be located in the stellar habitable zone (HZ), and worlds in the HZ are not necessarily habitable. Here, we illustrate how tidal heating can render terrestrial or icy worlds habitable beyond the stellar HZ. Scientists have developed a language that neglects the possible existence of worlds that offer more benign environments to life than Earth does. We call these objects "superhabitable" and discuss in which contexts this term could be used, that is to say, which worlds tend to be more habitable than Earth.   
 Statistically, every star in the milky way is likely to have earth like planets in the habitable zone
We analyze a sample of multiple-exoplanet systems which contain at least 3 transiting planets detected by the Kepler mission ("Kepler multiples"). We use a generalized Titius-Bode relation to predict the periods of 228 additional planets in 151 of these Kepler multiples. These Titius-Bode-based predictions suggest that there are, on average, ~2 planets in the habitable zone of each star. 
 The chemistry required for life formation can occur in deeps space, not necessarily in an organic soup on an earth like planet in a habitable zone 
“It is fascinating to consider that the most basic biochemical building blocks that led to life on Earth may well have had an extraterrestrial origin,” said UC Berkeley chemist Richard Mathies, coauthor of a paper published online last week and scheduled for the March 10 print issue of The Astrophysical Journal.
Russians cleaning up the ISS came across Marine Plankton
The results of the recent experiments prove that that some organisms are capable of living on the outer surface of the International Space Station (ISS), Vladimir Solovyev, head of the Russian segment of the ISS, has revealed. Some studies suggest that these organisms may even develop in the hostile conditions of spaceflight, which include vacuum, low temperatures, radiation and others, he added. “The results of the so-called ‘Test’ experiment are unique. On the surface of the [ISS] windows we found traces of marine plankton – the microparticles – that will become the subject of further studies,” Solovyev was quoted as saying by Itar-Tass.
Now there are a bunch of organic molecules found in space.
iso-propyl cyanide
amino acids 
and lots of alcohol 
Organic molecules were also found on Philae.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Download button animation

Made some download buttons in photoshop

Monday, February 02, 2015

View Blore

Randomly went on top of a hill. This is Bangalore. Sun on right. Moon on left.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Republic Day Lalbaug Flower Show

So there was a lot of crowd. We should have figured considering traffic was made one way outside Lalbaug, and there was a sign asking people to park in Shantinagar bus station. Entry was 50 bucks for adults, 10 bucks for kids. We went in, and the show was basically a ton of flower foam into which people had stuck flowers. It was in the shape of the red fort, and there was a statue of liberty for some reason, probably because Obama was at the parade just then.
The funny thing was that the announcements were made to safeguard the people against thieves, and they were listing out the types of thieves. So purse thieves, chain thieves, mobile thieves and children thieves were about.

Then we took a walk around Lalbaug, went right around the lake, and then on to church street for some cofee at cofee house, walked a bit to Garuda mall, found the third book in the Mars series at Blossom (so now I have two, need one more).

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gamer's Connect #3

So registered for this event randomly, went with a friend. We had a little trouble finding the building on google maps, but then it was right above the area we were standing in, we just had to look up. We spectated a DOTA2 game for some time, while waiting for the event to begin. It was a small but focussed group. Was fun. There was a talk by nVidia. Tech like Shadowplay, Maxwell, some vfx using gameworks were covered. There was something about DSR, dynamic super resolution which apparently renders 4k content on non 4k monitors, though not sure how that works. And then there was a talk by MSI, who had got some gear along for people to check out. There was a presentation. Interesting looking micro ATI card in there, which looked like a gfx card cut in half. Then they gave away a few goodies and delicious sandwiches and coke for everyone.

There was this sign. LOL. 

Oh and I got a mouse just because I was the only game dev in the room. By game dev I mean I made a small game :P

More photos of the event here

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Traveling and meeting new people

This outpost in the asteroid belt has very resilient locals, who seem to be able to survive, and still taunt after being burned, electrocuted, shot through and otherwise decapitated in various ways.

Hyperion and Pandora. Interesting place to go if you want to find crooks, con artists, psychos and vault hunters. Check out the one guy who totally looks like he was in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Sanctuary is pretty cool, bunch of fun people with strange habits. There are rummagers who keep trying to find something in the garbage, and people who rap metal sheets in the pattern of a train running. There seems like there was a genetic bottleneck somewhere in Sanctuary's history.

Concordia is fun, different gene pool from Sanctuary. People seem to be a lot more in touch with day to day events. Moxxi has a bar in both Sanctuary and Concordia, which tends to act as a hub to gather about all the most interesting inhabitants.

Larunda Relay, at Mercury is a nice place to visit again and again. The inhabitants are pretty calm, even the security guards. There are a bunch of syndicate headquarters at the relay, a few trees and fountains. All in all, it is a calm environment, though you never know what kind of creatures/machines/entities you can run into.  
Elan Blude is funny, the location is a medieval town, but the people seem like an eclectic mix of time travelers from across the years.

Roumen and the nearby Sand Beach are pretty fun. The mobs of various colorful creatures pose with you patiently, before turning around and trying to bite your head off.