Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 24 Apr 2015 13:25:52 -0500 

You come across a reputable scientist who reveals to you with absolute certainty that the universe is going to end in less than a minute. How do you react to this piece of information?
Letter Bomber
 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:11:51 -0500 
gravity violates the speed of light limit

No one knows for sure, but the current ivory tower consensus is that it is also limited by the speed of light, and thus we should be able to detect gravitational waves: "The existence of gravitational waves is a possible consequence of the Lorentz invariance of general relativity since it brings the concept of a limiting speed of propagation of the physical interactions with it. Gravitational waves cannot exist in the Newtonian theory of gravitation, in which physical interactions propagate at infinite speed."

However, it just so happens I disagree with the "consensus" (as do many less popular physicists). I think the evidence shows that gravity is only a spacially relative state (i.e. 3-dimensional, non-lorentzian [no time dimension]). In contrast to lorenztian wave-functions such as photons and phonons. Furthermore, baryonic matter appears to only be 3 dimensional as well, however one of the 3 dimensions is time, one is cartesian space, and the 3rd is holographic space.

Moreover, baryonic matter (of which we are made) obeys the speed of light limit, so any event that happens to baryonic matter (us) will have to happen on that time scale, regardless of what speed any other waves are 'traveling'.

Not only that, but due to the nature of baryonic matter and lorentzian space-time, there is no possible situation in which we would only have 1 minute to live. Not only THAT: but we would have no choice in how to "act", as the process of the destruction of the universe will be happening all around us until it isn't, and again, due to the nature of baryonic matter which we are made of, our matter won't be able to interact with any other matter.

Imagine for example that the entirety of earths atmosphere is blown away during the event (likely to be part of it). Some people will die instantly, but most, will be blown out into space, only to be torn to shreds by debris going 20,000-30,000 mph. There will be a 'lucky few' who will be in the shockwave of the event, where the pressure is the same as it would be on earth, and in this shockwave, you would have about 20-30 minutes to watch the end of the universe until the pressure drops nearly instantly and all of the water in your body instantly freezes into tiny little ice crystals that shred your cells to pieces from the inside.
Letter Bomber
 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:37:55 -0500 
you would have about 20-30 minutes to watch the end of the universe

assuming it doesn't blind you, which it probably would. so you'd have 20-30 minutes to contemplate what's happening to you... 'lucky'
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 21 Apr 2015 20:31:59 -0500 
I wonder what a language would sound like if every word in it were a palindrome.

So, let's say that the word for person is "lilil", and the hyperfix (it's a prefix and a suffix wrapped around the base word simultaneously) for a descriptor like "elderly" would be "ehe". So, "elderly person" would become "ehe-lillil-ehe".

Verbs follow the subject by being wrapped around the subject word in a sentence. Running, or in this language, "uttu". "Elderly person running" would amount to "uttu ehe-lillill-ehe uttu."

Linguistically, a literal translation of the sentence would be "running old person is running". Translating the meaning of this exactly requires a certain keenness in listening skills and an understanding of palindromic empathy. Pronouns exist, but articles generally do not.

It's over-simplified and overly complicated at the same time!

#MadeUpLanguage #Palindrome
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:35:16 -0500 from Diaspora
?Whatahw arera youoy ono aboutuota Seanaes?
 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:32:18 -0500 
Heh, compression and fractals was what I thought about, too. Damn us nerds.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaThu, 16 Apr 2015 18:51:37 -0500 
Had good fun at the solidarity protest yesterday!

Fight for a Living Wage - Peoria, ILFight for a Living Wage - Peoria, IL wrote the following post 1 week ago
Photos from Yesterday's Solidarity Protest Yesterday, volunteers protested outside of the McDonalds on the intersection of University and War Memorial. A few volunteers and a few members of the press took some pictures of us!






#protest #solidarity #raisethewage
 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:05:27 -0500 
tzag comrades. capitalism is so greedy it has us geese that lay their golden eggs on a near starvation diet
Bob Mottram
 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:43:40 -0500 
On the @Tazman point about maximum pay one way to implement that might be to allow employees to vote on the pay levels of management. There might need to be thresholds to avoid the absurdity of a two person company and so on, but those details could be worked out. It's unlikely that employees would vote to have the pay of managers/directors/CEOs be hundreds of times greater than their own. This might set up a more virtuous situation in which it makes sense for management to treat the employees well for fear that their salaries would decrease otherwise.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaThu, 16 Apr 2015 15:13:48 -0500 
@Fight for a Living Wage - Peoria, IL+

All right! This channel should be set up and working properly now! Let's see how it all pans out.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 14 Apr 2015 16:48:36 -0500 
Just backed this on #Kickstarter. Can't wait to get my penis soap!



CLEANIS, the world's sexiest soap! Have fun coming clean. Perfect for BACHELORETTES, BACHELOR/BACHELORS, and BIRTHDAYS
Letter Bomber
 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:06:04 -0500 
they get quite realistic #^

etsy might as well just give up and make a whole category for it they have so many
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:20:04 -0500 from Diaspora
It's sad because, as you will be using it, it will look less and less like a penis :p
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaMon, 13 Apr 2015 01:17:03 -0500 
@Art Up Peoria+

Note: All of my work is licensed under a permissive Creative Commons license; allowing anyone to share, remix, and reinterpret my work for free.

AbHuman is my upcoming art series. It follows in my previous works of Disreality, Picked Apart, and The Not Exactlies, all of which have proven to be rewarding lessons to me regarding form and how the brain makes up images when it can't understand what it's looking at.


The primary focus of AbHuman is to examine the form of hallucinogenic visuals and examine the essence of the hallucinogenic experience. The sketching process is largely a spontaneous one that focuses on incorporating mistakes and not overthinking the outcome of the form. Colors will involve colored pencils and some digital adjustment.

#art #mywork
Sean Tilley
 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:35:15 -0500 
Aw, thanks Daniel! I've always felt that Geometric Soul was a little under-appreciated.
Daniel Mynd
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:42:52 -0500 from Diaspora
It's minimalist, straight and well-ordered. I like that. And the colour compilation ... beautiful!
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaSat, 11 Apr 2015 21:01:28 -0500 
@Channel One+

Thinking of starting a #RedMatrix channel dedicated to UX and usability for the platform. This wouldn't involve theme-specific adjustments, but rather ideas about ways that Red could be made more accessible to the general masses without dumbing things down.

Would any red developers / ux people be interested in taking part with it?
 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 21:14:10 -0500 
Sean Tilley
 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 21:25:36 -0500 
Righteous. I might start posting to that @Michael
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaSat, 11 Apr 2015 19:57:01 -0500 

#^Song One
by Various Artists - Topic on YouTube

If you give me just one smile, I'll tell you all about how I think of you, and I, how I walk my head to the ground. Oh, I only want your kiss, and I'll be on my way, goin' nowhere. I just like walkin' away. So stop giving me those eyes; I can hardly speak. We're never gonna feel this sick again. Never gonna feel this way.

Mayhew the Traitor is perfection. This song definitely captures some feelings.

#MayhewTheTraitor #NowListening
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaSat, 11 Apr 2015 05:23:36 -0500 
Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following post 3 weeks ago
Privacy is not dead on the internet. It never was. You're just using the wrong websites.
Mike Macgirvin
 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:48:34 -0500 
Why does it have to be a site? We could send these files via the sneakernet. We could send them as a Red private message.

You could. This is sort of behind the big bruhaha that erupted on #gnu-social about #redmatrix the other day. There are a lot of trade-offs involved. Some people see privacy as a black and white choice and there's no such thing. Privacy is all relative to what you're hiding and from whom and at what cost to protect vs. what cost for your adversary to obtain.

I've got a 2GB video. I've got a thousand friends. I want them all to see it, but nobody else. Sure, you could send it to all of them using an encrypted and private transport, but it creates a number of issues. First of all you're going to kill whatever machine is sending them out for probably the next 20-30 minutes. You might fill the disk on some of your friends' sites and they'll cuss at you. But you've also got a privacy issue. Your private video is all over the web, stored on 1000 different servers.

Now we do this with messaging on Diaspora, Friendica, Redmatrix, GNU-social, and instead of using a peer-to-peer system which is a bit harder to infiltrate. And it's because for historical reasons we want to host other stuff associated with person 'x' on a web server and not send them p2p. The reason we do this is because we have other stuff on the web server that we might want to access that aren't exactly messaging related, like profiles and photos and "stuff". On several of these services, these web resources are completely public. So you've got private messaging with a bunch of inherent flaws only because you want to have a web server which has no privacy at all. If you didn't need the webserver at all you could achieve much better privacy with your messaging by going p2p. But if you want to serve web resources, everything on that server is public. That's the situation with Diaspora, and GNU-Social, and

Why not control access to the video on your web server and only let your 1000 friends see it? Then you only need one copy of it, you're not wasting bandwidth sending it to others, and you're actually using your web server primarily as a web server instead of as a mail or chat system. This is what Friendica and redmatrix do. Redmatrix does it better.  We still provide web-server based messaging because most people actually want a combination of web server and communications to emulate the kinds of things centralised social networks do. And since you can control access to anything on your web server, you can also restrict other stuff, like profiles, chat rooms, photo albums, webpages, anything on the server. Now you can send a private message using somewhat flawed technology and say "look at my video" and send a link with it, and even if the message gets cracked by the NSA, they can't crack your web server. They've got to go behind your back to your ISP to get access to it. If you're hosting at home, they've got to come to you. We can still make it damn hard for the NSA to crack the messages, but now you've got even better control over your media and web resources.

Then one always needs to ask who they're protecting their secrets from. If it's the NSA - good luck and all that, but you're probably screwed. We can make it hard for them, but we simply don't have resources and technology to compete with theirs. You shouldn't be using the web at all. You shouldn't even use P2p behind Tor because they're vacuuming up all the traffic from all the Tor endpoints. Mostly in these projects we're creating reasonable privacy for use by reasonable people. Just the fact that we're encrypting and decentralising increases the costs dramatically to monitor you. The NSA isn't going to use those resources on you specifically unless they have a reason, because even though they have a large budget and lots of resources, these aren't infinite. If you use end-to-end crypto on redmatrix, you've increased the cost another order of magnitude and they'll have to install backdoors in your javascript files which is both detectable and they have to do it at both ends which could be problematic if the servers are in different jurisdictions.  

Now, one could always provide private vidoes by requiring a password to see the video, but then you have to distribute passwords and create accounts on your server for all your friends. This is centralisation. The innovation in redmatrix is that you don't need a password and you don't need to go through a login sequence on my server. Permissions to web resources are all decentralised. We authenticate you invisibly against your own server - wherever that is. And we can even tell if you've moved to another server.  

Anyway just food for thought.
James D Morgan
 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18:07:26 -0500 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT? That's the best damn description of Red Matrix that I have ever seen! A little tweaking here and there and that ^ is the sales pitch!
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 10 Apr 2015 12:59:23 -0500 
We derive too much self-value from the idea of other people loving us; in turn we sometimes forget to love ourselves in the first place.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 07 Apr 2015 16:48:01 -0500 
Dumbfield - noun - a ray of energy that casts a net between towers and saturates the area with a low-frequency hum, causing small errors in cognitive processes. If a person runs into a dumbfield, they will get stupider as they move closer to the center.

#DeadSuperHero #DSHdictionary
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:13:40 -0500 from Diaspora
I reckon I must liv neer wun ov deez.
Marshall Sutherland
 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:32:43 -0500 
I used to wonder if there was something similar on my door at work. People would show up to ask a question only to forget it as soon as they walked in.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 03 Apr 2015 19:06:34 -0500 
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Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaWed, 01 Apr 2015 00:11:34 -0500 
My DJ friend is #homeless, and his laptop broke. He's trying to get the thing fixed, but needs a little help.

Click here to support Help DJ Bird repair his laptop.


Hey guys! I'm David Bird, Aka DJ Bird. I am a dj in Peoria, Illinois, playing for glorious establishments such as the riverfront park, the back yards of various houses, and even occasionally inside if a house or two.

I play music mostly for free, choosing to help advance my community instead, but this has left me in a precarious position. Playing 2 to 4 free shows a week for the last year has taken its toll on my equipment, and my MacBook air has had it's logic board fail. This has left me unable to spread New music to the community, and has also taken with it mastering and mixing work for several local artists and producers that I offer my skills as an audio engineer to. Many of these guys are under age, in school, and unable to afford a good engineer, so my services keep them from having to worry about the quality of their releases.

I am asking for your help replacing the logic board on my computer, so that I can go back to work for the music community of Peoria. I hope I struck a chord with you, won't you help us strike a few more?

Paul Greindl
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:37:04 -0500 from Diaspora
It seems you can without much effort bring it down to around 10ms. Don't know if that's low enough for you...? (Some say they can get a latency of 1-2ms. But that surely involves some work).
Haakon Meland Eriksen
 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:16:30 -0500 last edited: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:31:14 -0500  
You want a GNU/Linux distro with a real-time kernel. It has been a while since I used a real-time kernel on Pinky for my audio work, because while these are well suited for audio and video, other kinds of workloads can suffer. Here are some resources you might want to check out, and good luck with your productions! :-)
#^ - a must watch - with violin! You probably do not need to do this anymore - most distros today have a real time kernel available.

#audio #3ms #real time kernel
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaTue, 31 Mar 2015 11:55:50 -0500 
To my many #queer and #transgender friends, this is for you. Don't let people get you down for how you self-identify; you are beautiful the way you are. For those that transition, remember that you are doing it for yourself and no one else.

Thomas Willingham
 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:41:18 -0500 
I don't want everything else.  That's the only culture I like!
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaSun, 29 Mar 2015 23:09:20 -0500 
#Shpongle was transcendent and amazing. Here's a video of the Shpongletron 3.1 in action.

#^Shpongletron 3.1
by Elizabeth Nelson on YouTube
 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:31:14 -0500 
... much fun every time!

this was while Sphongle was playing last year at Earthcore:

Sean Tilley
 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:01:30 -0500 
That's awesome! Yeah, his show visuals are absolutely mind-blowing.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaSat, 28 Mar 2015 10:32:11 -0500 
Off to Chicago to see #Shpongle! Things are about to get weird.
ᴊᵢₘ ʀ « Համիշ Ռոբերտի որդին »
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:48:51 -0500 from Diaspora
easy for you to say
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 27 Mar 2015 15:24:15 -0500 
Well, I'm having a hard time walking a straight line. Seein' two of every single neon sign. Well now, you'll find me downtown, gracefully facedown, just wishin' I could be alright. #NowListening #TheDevilMakesThree

#^The Devil Makes Three - Gracefully Facedown
by Richard Wood on YouTube
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaFri, 27 Mar 2015 14:04:05 -0500 
I wish I could say that women appreciate a man who is skilled at using a semicolon in sentences; I've always been one to delude myself with hopeless fantasies.
Tazman DeVille
 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 23:59:44 -0500 
Save the Serial Comma!
I do a lot of revision/proofreading of other people's work, lately, and nobody uses it any more (clearly, I fix that).
People aren't even using commas to separate compound sentences anymore!
WTF is becoming of the English language?
Tazman DeVille
 Sat, 04 Apr 2015 00:16:50 -0500 
Oh, but a serial comma is for a series, not just two items.
If it were "impeccable spelling, correct use of grammar, and proper punctuation", then the serial comma would be needed,
but not when it's just "spelling and grammar".
(Notice I properly separated the dependent clause, and the compound sentence appropriately with commas, as well).
However, it is quite true that commas are disappearing all over the place these days from places where the definitely should be in use.
Each new decade seems to bring new affrontery to the language.
Last decade it was using "there's" where "there ARE" should be used. ("There ARE books on the shelf"; not "There's books on the shelf"...Books are, never books is...)
Now everybody is using "would have" where they mean "had".
Correct: If you had just shut the fuck up, I would not have had to smack you like a bitch!
Incorrect: if you would have just shut the fuck up, I would not have had to smack you like a bitch!
Language isn't that hard...People are just stupid.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaWed, 25 Mar 2015 20:44:34 -0500 
I need to get my wiki back up and running again, but sometimes I ask myself: do I really want to go through all of that work trying to set up #MediaWiki all over again?

I know there are alternatives. I'm mostly used to MW; I like their layout and interface for the most part. But getting everything the way you want it to be is a real pain.
 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:30:26 -0500 
Well, I personally don't like MediaWiki. I'm using DokuWiki for a while and love it. It's easy to install, has many plugins and its syntax is more intuitive to me.
 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:20:08 -0500 
@Thomas Willingham That's no wiki sir. No revision control, no wikisyntax, no way to create new wikipages on the fly.

Yes docuwiki is great to.
Sean Tilley
 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States of AmericaWed, 25 Mar 2015 20:36:45 -0500 
The best way to ruin everyone's day would be to start a #GMO food company and name it Organic.
Charles Roth MPC
 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:52:21 -0500 from mustard
This is an unfortunate but interesting legal case.
Will Hill
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:44:38 -0500 from Diaspora
That case is a step in the right direction from prior cases where Monsanto claimed patent violation and sued the victims of contamination for damages, but the results are the same. When your formerly organic crop starts producing toxins because a GM crop was planted next door, you are no longer producing an organic crop. That destroys the years of effort it takes to get your crop certified as organic and your ability to sell at the premium you deserve.

This is why some countries have banned all GMOs, the companies making them are irresponsible and often malicious. Monsanto knows that their GM corn, alfalfa, and other crops for miles around.

For some reason, we don't make polluters pay. Our fish are contaminated with mercury that coal plants still spew. The world is covered in lead from decades of leaded gasoline, that was completely unnecessary. The total cost of this pollution is much greater than the economic gains of the few polluters.