I don't know any good Christian Rap songs or else i would......(sorry, God gave me my sense of humor)
I just hate the mind-boggling question...."DO YOU BELIEVE IN FREE WILL OR DETERMINATION" wtf???
anyway, I have got to jet.....but not the photonic phusion jet like the NSF does......lol.....
I am expecting a building contractor to pop by.....must get ready!!
and stop arguing you guys......stop it!!! Crazy phules!
snip: But the bonds between art and science do not end with a shadow-responsive software program. The inspiration for these images is a real molecule: the "buckyball," which consists of 60 carbon atoms arranged into a structure reminiscent of the geodesic domes of architect Buckminster Fuller.
In fact, the molecules look so similar to Buckminster Fuller's domes that scientists named their molecule after the architect. Fuller's domes even helped the scientists determine the structure of this molecule. For Vesna, this is another example of how art and science, and culture and technology influence each other.
oh and look what I found:
Second Life avatars consume as much electricity as Brazilians
A few weeks ago I saw an estimate by Russel Seitz of how much cyberspace weighs. (Two ounces, if you're interested.) Now, Nick Carr (author of Does IT Matter?, which I've written about here and here) calculates that a Second Life avatar consumes as much electricity as a Brazilian:
If there are on average between 10,000 and 15,000 avatars "living" in Second Life at any point, that means the world has a population of about 12,500. Supporting those 12,500 avatars requires 4,000 servers as well as the 12,500 PCs the avatars' physical alter egos are using. Conservatively, a PC consumes 120 watts and a server consumes 200 watts. Throw in another 50 watts per server for data-center air conditioning. So, on a daily basis, overall Second Life power consumption equals... 60,000 kilowatt-hours....
Which, annualized, gives us [an average avatar consumption of] 1,752 kWh. So an avatar consumes 1,752 kWh per year..... [T]he average citizen of Brazil consumes 1,884 kWh, which, given the fact that my avatar estimate was rough and conservative, means that your average Second Life avatar consumes about as much electricity as your average Brazilian.
Which means, in turn, that avatars aren't quite as intangible as they seem. They don't have bodies, but they do leave footprints.
Now here is the whole web address to the IFTF!!!! they just worship Mr. Kurzweil!!!! Well, why thf not clone his arse and turn him into the Cyborg?