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“Zerstorung durch Fortschritte der Technologie”

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9PM EST… It Begins.

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2009/09/17 at 23:24

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Fringe Science Or Reality?

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Swine Flu May Be Human Error; WHO Investigates Claim

By Jason Gale and Simeon Bennett

May 13 (Bloomberg) — The World Health Organization is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error.

Adrian Gibbs, 75, who collaborated on research that led to the development of Roche Holding AG’s Tamiflu drug, said in an interview that he intends to publish a report suggesting the new strain may have accidentally evolved in eggs scientists use to grow viruses and drugmakers use to make vaccines. Gibbs said he came to his conclusion as part of an effort to trace the virus’s origins by analyzing its genetic blueprint.

“One of the simplest explanations is that it’s a laboratory escape,” Gibbs said in an interview with Bloomberg Television today. “But there are lots of others.”

The World Health Organization received the study last weekend and is reviewing it, Keiji Fukuda, the agency’s assistant director-general of health security and environment, said in an interview May 11. Gibbs, who has studied germ evolution for four decades, is one of the first scientists to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus that was identified three weeks ago in Mexico and threatens to touch off the first flu pandemic since 1968.

A virus that resulted from lab experimentation or vaccine production may indicate a greater need for security, Fukuda said. By pinpointing the source of the virus, scientists also may better understand the microbe’s potential for spreading and causing illness, Gibbs said.

Possible Mistake

“The sooner we get to grips with where it’s come from, the safer things might become,” Gibbs said by phone from Canberra yesterday. “It could be a mistake” that occurred at a vaccine production facility or the virus could have jumped from a pig to another mammal or a bird before reaching humans, he said.

Gibbs and two colleagues analyzed the publicly available sequences of hundreds of amino acids coded by each of the flu virus’s eight genes. He said he aims to submit his three-page paper today for publication in a medical journal.

“You really want a very sober assessment” of the science behind the claim, Fukuda said May 11 at the WHO’s Geneva headquarters.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has received the report and has decided there is no evidence to support Gibbs’s conclusion, said Nancy Cox, director of the agency’s influenza division. She said since researchers don’t have samples of swine flu viruses from South America and Africa, where the new strain may have evolved, those regions can’t be ruled out as natural sources for the new flu.

“This is how science progresses,” he said. “Somebody comes up with a wild idea, and then they all pounce on it and kick you to death, and then you start off on another silly idea.”

Well, this has not really made it to the “main stream” news but Bloomberg is close. Now, this story does answer some possible questions on the oddness of this disease. After all, it has traits of three different bugs within its code not just one particular type.

What’s even more interesting that this theory and paper by Gibbs has been accepted for review by WHO! So, we will see what they say as to the potential validity of this theory. Personally, I think it highly possible that this would be the way something like this would escape the labs out there where folks have been tinkering with the DNA of virus’

“Don’t fear the reaper….”

Remember “The Stand” ? Yeah….

Anyway, I am looking to procure the actual paper by Gibbs.. So once I locate that I will post it. Until then, think about this… Could this indeed have been an accidental release of a bug as byproduct of Tamiflu?

Maybe something more directed? Oh, there I go all Fringe on it….

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2009/05/21 at 10:58

Alternate Realities…

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I believe that William Bell is in the alternate reality. He has made the shift and is sending back “The Visitors” to shape our reality against the coming storm…

The question is, is Walter also from that reality? It stands to reason that there are duplicates in each. Has the other Walter perished? Or, is this Walter the one from the other reality and thus, in transit lost his mind and memory?

Fascinating…

Oh, and who else out there yelled out loud “BURN THAT FUCKER” when the SAC got whacked by the pyrokenetic? Yeah… Sweet.

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2009/05/06 at 11:42

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Zerstorung durch Fortschritte der Technologie: Break The Code

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BREAKING THE FRINGE CODE

The producers and writers of Fringe have decided to invite viewers to interact with their program by challenging us to solve a secret code. Near most commercial breaks, they have been displaying a series of images that contain clues to this puzzle.

Producer Pinkner explains here: http://vimeo.com/3495685

This repository contains all the glyph-code data that has aired on the show to date. I’m writing up this puzzle for an Ars post that should go live just before the show returns in April. My write-up is about this puzzle as well as a number of other interactive elements hidde in the show.

So here’s your chance to gain fleeting Internet notoriety by solving the code and revealing a clue central to the show’s mythology. All the data and notes are set up so you can get started right away.

FILES

CryptHelper: Some notes on English language frequencies.

DecryptNotes: Treating the images as an English language cypher.

Digraphs: Common English letter pairs Distribution:

Frequency count of unique image/yellow dot pairs FileList:

The image files in the Glyphs folder NumberedLetters:

The base letter set numbered i order NumberedList: The images numbered in order PicList:

The list of pictures, with orientation and dot information ReflectNormed:

The list of pictures normalized for reflection SearchingForSpaces: Attempts to find word divider

Fascinating… Well, I can see that I will be busy for a while…

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2009/04/22 at 01:53

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“Zerstorung durch Fortschritte der Technologie”

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Did uncle Ted read read the ZFT?

Did uncle Ted read read the ZFT?

Or perhaps was Uncle Ted a co-writer?

I still want a copy of this “manifesto” C’mon Google!

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2009/04/22 at 01:44

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Guess who’s coming to FRINGE!

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Look at J.J. Abrams using his fancy sci-fi connections. After collaborating on his upcoming Star Trek reboot, Abrams has signed Leonard Nimoy to join the cast of his Fox baby, Fringe. The 78-year-old Trek icon will play William Bell, Walter Bishop’s former lab partner-turned-millionaire founder of Massive Dynamic. “It was a delight to work with Mr. Nimoy on Star Trek,” J.J. tells me. “The idea that he will play the mysterious, much-referenced William Bell is a thrill. I know I sound like a goofy fan boy, but I can’t help it: Leonard is an icon of the genre and such a wonderful actor. To have him come on board Fringe is a mind-blowing honor.” The character is slated to debut in next month’s season finale and then return in the fall for an extended arc. Reaction? Is your inner fanboy on the verge of exploding? Already salivating at the prospect of Nimoy geeking out with John Noble? Stunt value aside, do you think Nimoy is right for the part? Sound off below!

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2009/04/08 at 19:54

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“Zerstorung durch Fortschritte der Technologie”

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Fringe is coming along nicely now and Tuesday’s cliff hanger really grabbed me and dragged me in deeper. The ZFT manuscript alone has me fascinated to think that maybe someone has actually put one out there on the intertubes. I would love to come across and read such a document. You hear that Fox and your Fox advertising folks? Please just drop a pdf copy out there on some stealth site ok?

An alternative to that is me actually writing one myself and putting it out there to drive the people mad… But I digress…

The whole plot lines involving Walter’s time machine cum teleport device and the alternative worlds was only enhanced by the ending scene above where Walter Bishop… Or perhaps William Bell? Discovers that he may have indeed written the manifesto.

I predict some cool shit coming in April when this series returns…

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2009/02/13 at 02:48

Posted in Fringe, Tv