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Originally posted by Kantzveldt
reply to post by Baddogma
I wasn't sure what they mean by an EBO, could be an effects based operation;
EBO has been an emerging concept, with multiple views on what it meant and how it could be implemented. Most notably, military scientists at the Air Force Research Lab, the Army Research Lab and DARPA engaged in research to develop automated tools to annotate options and recommend courses of action.
But sounds more like an extra terrestrial biological organism in their contextual usage, all that seems certain however is that if you meet an EBO Giselian you should take it prisoner and begin interrogation.
They need to issue a citizens advice pamphlet on this or something as that might only count if you meet one, but what happens if you come across a gazillion Giselians...?edit on 26-8-2013 by Kantzveldt because: (no reason given)
From Proto-Germanic *gīslaz, perhaps related to Old Irish giall (“hostage”). Cognate with Old Saxon gīsal, Middle Dutch gisel (Dutch gijzelaar), Old High German gīsal (German Geisel), Old Norse gísl.
He him aðas swor and gislas salde: he swore oaths to them and gave them hostages. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)
Derived from the Germanic word gisil meaning "hostage" or "pledge". This name may have originally been a descriptive nickname for a child given as a pledge to a foreign court. It was borne by a daughter of the French king Charles III who married the Norman leader Rollo in the 10th century. The name was popular in France during the Middle Ages (the more common French form is Gisèle). Though it became known in the English-speaking world due to Adolphe Adam's ballet 'Giselle' (1841), it was not regularly used until the 20th century.
Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
Originally posted by Kantzveldt
Thought for the day, what's a Giselian...?
Gisel is an old Saxon word for 'hostage'...which works in context with the article, also origin of the French name 'Giselle'.
They're a pretentious lot, those FL types, I'll say that for 'em
The suffix '-ian' is misused, and really, in conjunction with 'prisoner'...kind of over stating their point for the sake of airs and graces.
All those techniques will render useless, because the psychophysiology of an EBO is simply different"
Originally posted by abeverage
Ok having a bit of a laugh in there...but seriously now who or what is psychophysiology different then the "Norm"?
RSVM Reduced Support Vector Machine (information engineering)
rSVM Rat Seminal Vesicle Mesenchyme
RSVM Ram Seminal Vesicle Microsomal (biochemistry)
RSVM Reduced Vertical Seperation Minima
Originally posted by Baddogma
reply to post by oxford
So, Oxford, you are suggesting that you had that experience by being exposed to the Cassini Diskus symbols and then attempting to remote view? Or was it spontaneous? Are you a practiced RVer? (If so, excuse the mess) and how did you know he was in a future setting? I suppose one way would be in the context of mind-to-mind thought impressions and anti-language language, but if you could describe it, I'd be riveted.
Sorry to "bother" you, but just want some anecdotal clarification. Very interesting if so, in that this indicates, along with many other tid-bits, that C-D (as described quite nicely by Bro-man) actually works. If that's even somewhat true, then... wow. Think about that for a moment. Sci-fi becomes sci-fact ... and I'm aware that's a large "if," but what if?
Every darned time... gushy.
Originally posted by Frogs
Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by TheSB
I read an article last night on their site basically saying that language needs to move away from having characters that are assigned a specific value and more towards a language where value is defined by looking at a character's spatial relation to other characters. I think Diskus is an attempt at that.
An example would be having a series of symbols, say a square, all lined up. Depending on their spatial relation, that one symbol could mean an entire phrase
Like visual phonetics.
Hmmm.. That is fascinating.
Such a language could have a vast array of uses like communication of large amounts of communication in a relatively small linguistic footprint.
Couple that with the use of symbols and their spatial relation and it could really go one of two ways...
Development of a private coded language of symbols usable by the few trained to understand it.
An attempt to develop what could become a "universal language" that does away with most of the constructs of language as we know it.
Originally posted by KristofLaw
* I don't know if this was mentioned as this is near as far as I got up to and have to be off for a bit, but wished to leave the following.
On the web page there are numerous mentions of blood geometry, dark geometry, dark math and the like in the videos or what have you lying about on their page. I believe there is more to this than simple ( ) linguistics.
At any rate a good read. Thanks for the thread OP and all the back work done thus far.
Originally posted by Brotherman
Sorry I have a better time speaking my mind through pictures then typing or on the phone I do not mean to come across as a know it all I really do not, I have already been accused a few times for being a bully, I assure you I am not.
Originally posted by Brotherman
reply to post by tetra50
Originally posted by tetra50 The reason FL would have been funded in this effort is what you seem to have quoted here, Gut. If communication is what creates, in large part, a culture, these cultures must also be broken down and substituted with one culture....
Communication does not create in large part culture. Language whether verbal, written, or kinesics, is only a limited window into an observer ('s) take on reality. Culture is formed through many different things such as location, lifestyle, etc etc. A language is a reflection of this but limited as words are not enough to explain exactly what it is someone is trying to say. Words are very limited in a way, consider you go to the home depot and ask for red paint, how many kinds of red paint do you think they have? Imagine if you could just look at my mind and know exactly what I see, feel, remember, and understand, at that point the idea of have to speak or write it down becomes an obsolete technology as you can experience my reality exact with out cookie cutter words. This is the basis of what they are doing at FL on the surface, I suggest digging up links I posted early on to understand wholly what it is I mean and apologize in advance if my explanation is to general as I can try and elaborate further if what I am trying to say is not good enough, it is a tricky aspect.
The story is told in first-person perspective by the geologist William Dyer, a professor at Miskatonic University. He writes to disclose hitherto unknown and closely kept secrets in the hope that he can deter a planned and much publicized scientific expedition to Antarctica. On a previous expedition there, scholars from Miskatonic University led by Dyer discovered fantastic and horrific ruins and a dangerous secret beyond a range of mountains higher than the Himalayas. A smaller advance group led by Professor Lake, discovered and crossed the mountains and found the remains of 14 ancient life forms, completely unknown to science and unidentifiable as either plants or animals. Six of the specimens are badly damaged and the others uncannily pristine. Their highly evolved features are problematic: their stratum location puts them at a point on the geologic time scale much too early for such features to have naturally evolved yet.
Dyer and a graduate student named Danforth fly an airplane over the mountains, which they soon realize are the outer walls of a huge, abandoned stone city of cubes and cones, utterly alien compared with any human architecture. Because of their resemblance to creatures of myth mentioned in the Necronomicon, the builders of this lost civilization are dubbed the "Elder Things". By exploring these fantastic structures, the men are able to learn the history ofedit on 26-8-2013 by tetra50 because: (no reason given)
the Elder Things through interpreting their magnificent hieroglyphic murals: The Elder Things first came to Earth shortly after the Moon was pulled loose from the planet and were the creators of life. They built their cities with the help of "Shoggoths", biological entities created to perform any task, assume any form, and reflect any thought. As more buildings are explored, a fantastic vista opens of the history of races beyond the scope of man's understanding, including the Elder Things' conflicts with the Star-spawn of Cthulhu and the Mi-go, who arrived on Earth some time after the Elder Things themselves. The images also reflect a degradation in the order of this civilization, as the Shoggoths gain independence. As more resources are applied to maintaining order, the etchings become haphazard and primitive. The murals also allude to some unnamed evil in an even larger mountain range just past their city, which even they fear greatly. Eventually, as Antarctica became uninhabitable even for the Elder Things, they migrated into a large, subterranean ocean.
What would the world be like if the land masses were spread out the same way as now - only rotated by an angle of 90 degrees?