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I claim to be a professional artist, because I have actually sold a few paintings, though none recently.

Favourite genre of music: anything but rock or grand opera. By "rock" I mean any of various contemporary genres, including rap, heavy metal, techno etc, characterized by raucous monotony. I don't include jazz.
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: abstract (algorithmic or mathematical), not "abstract"
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Favourite cartoon character: Calvin (& Hobbes)

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A bit of uninformed musing, if I may.

"Dark matter" is like "normal" matter except that it doesn't interact with light, i.e. electromagnetic radiation.   But normal matter interacts with light only because it has the attribute of electric charge.

It has long been held that matter is fundamentally electrical.  It is made primarily of three types of subatomic particles -- protons, electrons and neutrons -- two of which carry electric "charge", positive for protons, negative for electrons.  Neutrons are uncharged, having only the attribute of mass.

But it appears these two basic attributes -- mass and charge -- are quite separate and separable.  Most of the matter in the universe has only the attribute of mass, and thus is "dark".   It is comparatively rare that the two attributes come together in one particle, but it is fortunate for us that they sometimes do, because we are made largely of particles in which they do come together.  The combination of the two attributes is necessary to enable the complex and interesting interactions known as "chemistry", which lead to the interesting and exceedingly complex class of phenomena known as "life".

But life is rare in proportion to its complexity.   By far, most of the matter in the universe is simple and inorganic.   Even when life does occur, it is almost always comparatively simple, taking the form of cells that don't even have nuclei, i.e. bacteria and archaea.   For most of the history of Earth, all of the life on it was of such simple kinds.  Only when cells acquired nuclei, very late in the game, did they become able to form more complex aggregates, i.e. multicellular organisms.  Even among multicellular organisms it is comparatively rare that a species attains the level and kind of "intelligence"  exemplified by ourselves.  Thus such intelligence has occurred, so far as we know, only extremely recently, in the past million years or so.

The era in which such "intelligent" life can understand itself well enough to seriously contemplate fashioning an analogue of itself, i.e. artificial intelligence,  from scratch, is vastly shorter.  Indeed it has scarcely begun.




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Womblesmack Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav, and keep up the good work! :thanks:
PlatinumBass Apr 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Oh cool. You like Calvin and Hobbes. Same here!
Malleni-Stock Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Thanks a lot! :rose: (:
ChromeEdition Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave friend! 
Iggy-design Feb 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
many thanx for the fave and watch! :)
Womblesmack Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! Ive also added you. Lots of interesting modelling here too... Fantastic! :D
Well, my friend, another year is about to start. (I kind of go by the Solstices and Equinoxes, so I suppose the New Year has already started). Guid Scottish Weather tonight: Gale Force Winds (10 is not even close), Santa's off course and running late, but never mind! For 2014; "Lang May Yer Lum Reek".Airborne 
golem1 Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry I missed your comment, I do that a lot. 

I can't do better than to quote Robert Burns, a song that is traditionally sung at New Year's over here:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We used to go to the 'Steeple' when we were young for the 'Bells' to chime. It was fun and cheery, people spoke to each other, people who had never met before. There were hundreds there of all ages (even underage for alcohol).

Then it started to get a bit rowdy and violent. I spoke to somebody that went to the Steeple after being at a play.

She said that there was hardly anyone there and just stood in small groups and did not mix.

A sad change.

golem1 Jan 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sad indeed.

Over here, I suppose everyone knows about the celebration in Times Square in New York City, because it's always broadcast on television.   The conspicuous feature is the huge crowds in the Square  (not really a square, it's just an intersection where (I think) five streets come together).   The irony is that those crowds are only a miniscule fraction of the population of the nation.  What everyone else does,  I have no idea.   Myself, I don't even stay up till midnight as a rule.   I feel sorry for anyone in those crowds who finds himself in need of a bathroom break.  Surely there is some provision for that.  The last time I paid any attention was when everyone celebrated the new Millenium a year too early, at the beginning of 2000 instead of 2001.
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