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Psychic SAR ADC

Parapsychology Assisted Successive Approximation Analogue to Digital Converter
 
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As most people probably know, there are two main types of analogue to digital converters, useful in transmission over distance where an unaltered analogue signal would be susceptible to noise, loss, distortion and alteration. One type is the delta sigma converter, which is fast, but not necessarily totally accurate in that it rapidly digitises the change amount rather than the absolute level (the delta part) and through feedback from the temporally digitised single bit result a further correction is made by summing this with the output (the sigma part).

The other sort is the successive approximation register, which basically involves a DAC (yes, this is an ADC, the opposite) which is controlled to put out stepped values of one bit alteration at a time, to successively 'guess' the size of the input signal, by feeding the guess result level into one side of a comparator and the signal under measurement into the other side, to detect a true or false output on each guess. This way, a (for example) 8 bit SAR ADC can guess within eight attempts (or is it seven, can't remember)*. This obviously takes longer than a delta sigma converter, hence, delta sigma converters are used for higher frequency signal dynamics. A sar ADC is more likely used for instrumentation or relatively slow moving signals, such as the trio of analogue signals from an accelerometer (although they're usually single bit variable position or duration pulse trains too, these days).

My suggestion is to find out what makes psychic stuff works, and therefore the SAR can be programmed to get pretty much nearer the bit pattern almost first time, which will speed them up. What we'd need to do is study all the bollocks that everyone in the 70s believed in, to see if there's anything useful that can be put to use for science. For example, people who seem to get jobs - give them the further task of spending some of their unfairly earned money on lottery tickets and see what strategy they're using when they win that particular lottery too. What kind of thing are they thinking of? What are they thinking about outside of the task? What do they imagine the process is in relation to the rest of the universe? What the fuck?

Using that technology in analogue to digital converters would be of immense advantage.

* the algorithm is a form of binary chop - if you have to guess an 8 bit number, ie a mystery number between 0 and 255, guess the halfway point (ie, turn on the most significant bit of the 8 bits). If it is lower, turn it off and turn on the second most significant bit. If it is higher, keep the MSB on and still turn on the second most etc. Keep going, and you'll magically guess the number in a handful of attempts.

Ian Tindale, Apr 07 2017

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       What you want, shirley, is a pair of very finely-balanced, micron-sized divining rods. [2fries] is the expert there, according to [2fries].
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2017
  

       I truly appreciate the technical explanation, but when it got to " My suggestion is to find out what makes psychic stuff works " what looked like a promising idea turned into " I think we should research ... "
normzone, Apr 07 2017
  

       Well, I suppose I could just guess what makes the psychic stuff work. Wait a minute, I'll put my fingers up to the sides of my head.
Ian Tindale, Apr 07 2017
  

       Surely it ought to be possible to sort of bootstrap* the entire process of deducing what the psychic stuff actually is?   

       (*and I use the term in its original, Alabaman, sense)
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2017
  

       Precicely - I'd have thought so, and I expect it has already happened. Everything is underhand.
Ian Tindale, Apr 07 2017
  

       "Ask your mental health professional if prefrontal lobotomy is right for you".*   

         

       *Probably yes. Worth a try, anyway ... after all, what harm can it do ?
8th of 7, Apr 07 2017
  

       Well since I was asked so nicely.
I have no idea how the crap works.
If one of you fine folks here could let me know, what I already suspect has been figured out quite some time ago, then we'd both know.
  

       From what I've seen of spooky knowing-without-learning stuff, it's not really reproducible in any specific context. Maybe the remote viewing stuff can be corroborated.
You'd have to ask someone from the military who has the clearance to have been deemed worthy of such information.
  

       Does that help?   

       It absolutely helps, [2fries]. I now have a precise classification for you in my database.   

       Actually, for precise categorization, can you clarify whether your for or against alien abductions?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2017
  

       I'll let you know as soon as I have one. Until then I can only comment on Sasquatch and perception which other people don't seem to have, like visual snow, I guess it just must not exist. I mean, all of these highly educated people have always said so my entire life... so it must be true right?   

       Hope that helps too.   

       I get to be so helpful today, it's a real joy.   

       //visual snow, I guess it just must not exist//   

       There's an article entitled "visual snow" on this website I managed to find, called "Wikipedia". And I found "Wikipedia" by using this sort of finding-program called "Google".   

       Apparently, visual snow is generally believed to be a manifestation of migraine. I'm glad I'm able to be of help too, by winkling out these hidden gems in the furthest recesses of the internet.   

       You have my sympathies over the visual snow. Must make it awful hard to see the Sasquatch clearly. Or even the internet.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 08 2017
  

       That's quite an impressive find-motor you've, er, found.
Ian Tindale, Apr 08 2017
  

       Thanks, [Ian]. I'm not usually very good at finding stuff on the internet, but I must have just stumbled upon that one by chance. Hey - someone should make a website called that.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 08 2017
  

       // There's an article entitled "visual snow" on this website I managed to find, called "Wikipedia". And I found "Wikipedia" by using this sort of finding-program called "Google".   

       Apparently, visual snow is generally believed to be a manifestation of migraine.//   

       Allow me to rephrase. I was told by highly educated people that visual snow didn't exist for the first forty years of my life and had to find others who experience reality as I do without their assistance.
And I had to navigate their filter... I mean education system, without their assistance as well.
  

       Visual Snow is not a migraine variant. (another thing they are mistaken about)   

       Is it showing that I "Really" don't trust authority?
I figure I've got plenty of good reasons not to, seeing as how so many 'facts' I have been told all of my life have all proven false.
Why, It's almost as though these falsehoods were taught to them on purpose and they just accepted this without question...
Like they've been conditioned or something.
  

       I don't need your sympathy, I see very well, in fact I might even be a tetrachromat... I just receive more visual information than 99.9% of the population of Earth, that's all.
but that can't be true either?
Right?
  

       ...   

       Yay me.   

       //I don't need your sympathy// No worries, then - I was only kidding.   

       //in fact I might even be a tetrachromat// I thought you were male? Or are you going to tell us you're an XXY male? Still, perhaps tetrachromacy explains your ability to dowse, see Sasquatch through inexplicable visual snow, precognate and do all those other things that have cropped up here over the years.   

       Out of curiosity, is there any mystical or exotic ability/aptitude/condition that you don't have? And are you persecuted on account of every one of them, or only a subset?   

       //Right?// First time.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 08 2017
  

       //in fact I might even be a tetrachromat// I thought you were male?//   

       I am a male, that's why it's strange that I have perfect hue recognition. I attribute this ability to the visual snow that I see, not in spite of it. I believe that I see the individual firing of the rods and cones in my eyes and that my mind flicks back and forth between feeds accounting for the static like appearance of everything.   

       //perhaps tetrachromacy explains your ability to dowse, see Sasquatch through inexplicable visual snow, precognate and do all those other things that have cropped up here over the years.//   

       Nope, tetrachromancy is just another anomaly I had to figure out on my own.
What I've noticed is that there seems to be absolutely no interest in testing claims I make which can actually be tested like tetrachromancy, visual-snow, and hypermelatoninism, just a lot of focus on the things I've claimed which can't be tested. Go figure.
I've never seen a Sasquatch. I've heard them and I've seen the evidence they left behind around my campsite two nights running.
True story.
  

       // Out of curiosity, is there any mystical or exotic ability/aptitude/condition that you don't have? And are you persecuted on account of every one of them, or only a subset? //   

       Out of curiosity... or out of schadenfreude?   

       Other than the Sasquatch encounter, every other abnormality of mine seems to be part and parcel of my perceptual and endocrine traits... which seem to have been purposefully subtracted from the curriculum of the highly educated individuals whom I am expected to implicitly trust... and emulate even.   

       You'd think that someone claiming to both see visual-snow and also be a male tetrachromat, (both testable btw), would be bullshit that I would have been called on by now. God knows I've offered enough times to be tested but it's almost as though definitive proof of the veracity of my words would be detrimental to maintaining the status quo or something.   

       I haven't just been persecuted... I've been filtered from awareness.   

       By cowards.   

       //Other than the Sasquatch encounter,// Now, there's a phrase you don't hear often from people at liberty.   

       // I've heard them and I've seen the evidence they left behind around my campsite two nights running.//   

       Right. Well, that's fine then. How could you tell they were running, btw?   

       //Out of curiosity... or out of schadenfreude?// Schadenfreude, I believe, is "happiness arising from the misfortune of a friend" so no, it would just be curiosity. Actually, to be honest, it's more amusement just at the moment.   

       //I haven't just been persecuted... I've been filtered from awareness. // If only.   

       //By cowards.// Dear gods - don't come a step closer with that dowsing rod!   

       But seriously - if you're tetrachromatic, it would mean that you're an XX male, which happens. It would also account for your late puberty (thanks for sharing). On the other hand, it would also bugger up your pituitary/ pineal axis, so probably not.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 08 2017
  

       Schadenfreude is feeling happiness about the misfortune of others. I'd like to be your friend. Sorry if that offer offends you.   

       I've yet to lie to you.   

       I notice however that you're not offering to pay to fly me over to test my visual-snow hypermelatoninism, tetrachromatic claims if they happen to prove out there big-spender.   

       See, I would think that a male with visual snow also claiming tetrachromancy would be either easy to disprove, or a novelty worth studying.
...but nope.
  

       Hell even when the initial visual-snow research was being held in Seattle. I offered to drive down there and pay my own accommodations,
...but nope.
They just moved all of the research to Germany for only German speaking participants.
Not much interest in proving things here, just in obfuscating them.
  

       ...cowards   

       Test my claims which can be tested.
I triple dog dare you.
  

       Won't happen though will it?   

       //I notice however that you're not offering to pay to fly me over// Nope.   

       //Won't happen though will it?// Nope. You don't even scratch the surface of plausibility.   

       Seriously, [2fries], if you had someone who claimed to have been visited by Sasquatch, to be capable of dowsing, and to have unusual visual powers, how seriously would you take them? Throw in a little conspiracy theory too. You don't even remotely begin to start to make the first tentative steps towards being not as loopy as chain-mail codpiece.   

       // Test my claims which can be tested.// How'd the dowsing test that we agreed work out, [2fries shy]?   

       //I triple dog dare you.// Ah. Now I think I understand the problem. You seem to be acting under the misapprehension that I am nine years old.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2017
  

       // Seriously, [2fries], if you had someone who claimed to have been visited by Sasquatch, to be capable of dowsing, and to have unusual visual powers, how seriously would you take them? Throw in a little conspiracy theory too. You don't even remotely begin to start to make the first tentative steps towards being not as loopy as chain-mail codpiece. //   

       Not much I can do about the truth. It just is.   

       //You seem to be acting under the misapprehension that I am nine years old.//   

       Ditto.   

       *Sigh*.   

       OK, let's just save time. Of course, we could go around the same loop we went around with your dowsing ability, which started with your complaining nobody believed it, and ended with you failing to demonstrate it even to yourself, and finally concluded with you sulking that you didn't have to prove anything to anybody anyway and weren't going to play any more.   

       All of that took quite a while, so, in the interests of saving time: you're a damned liar, [2fries]. Nope, not interested in being convinced otherwise. Yep, I'm part of the conspiracy against you. Yep, I'm a coward. Nope, don't care. Nope, not open to other possibilities. Yep, that's the best I can do. Sorry, not sorry. There we go - that's saved us each an hour or so.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2017
  

       Well aren't we open minded this morning...   

       Alright. We both know that jumping through your dowsing hoop was a kangaroo court order which can't be proven to your satisfaction. That's why you offered up your cash so readily.   

       As far as I was able to determine both my daughter and I have the knack but like you said, it's a waste of everyone's precious time.   

       These other equally outrageous claims I have made though, about having seen visual snow/tracers/after-mages yadda yadda since birth, (which I in no way suffer from btw), and that I am also a male tetrachromat 'are' verifiable.   

       Calling me a liar doesn't make it so Paul.   

       //aren't we open minded this morning// It's afternoon, and nope. The problem with leaving a mind open all the time is that people come and drop garbage in it.   

       //since birth, (which I in no way suffer from btw)// What, you're the product of divine creation?   

       //As far as I was able to determine both my daughter and I have the knack// Not what you said at the time.   

       Anyway, say "hi" to the Sasquatch for me; keep me posted on Area 51 and the alien abductions; watch out for those chemtrails; keep your foil hat on; and above all don't forget to protect your pineal against government intervention - they're out to mess with your precious bodily fluids. Good luck, Barney.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2017
  

       Just keep flinging that shit at me. See how much of it sticks.   

       Sure, no problem.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2017
  

       Oh, I think you'll find some problems.   

       See, the burden of proof lies with the accuser and not the accused.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.
You sir have publically accused me of being a liar.
I have offered up definitive ways for you to prove this.
  

       So prove it accuser.   

       Don't do that arguing here. Pick somewhere else. Use the R's prize idea if you like, it is far more serious than this idea and is held together with erudite, so it'll last. I'll be tidying up the comments here soon, so prepare.
Ian Tindale, Apr 09 2017
  

       Yep, sounds like a plan. [2fries], if you want to pick this up by email, my address is on my profile page. [Ian], feel free to delete any of my ramblings.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2017
  

       // tetrachromancy [sic] //   

       Tetrachromacy is having four different colors of photoreceptor cell. Tetrachromancy is telling the future using four colors.   

       If it was anybody else saying it, I would be sure it was a typo.
notexactly, Apr 09 2017
  

       Hah! I missed that one.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2017
  

       Now why would I want to talk privately with someone who attacks me in public?   

       No problem. But I did lapse into ranty mode on [Ian]'s idea and he's right, so if we want to continue our discussion I'm happy to do so by email.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 10 2017
  

       Ah, but that does absolutely nothing to assuage my previously unbesmirched character and honesty, and I think I would prefer if you were to back your baseless accusations with evidence.   

       I don't like being called a liar. I make a point out of sticking to the truth for that very reason. I have no need to lie, my life has been way too fucked up to believe without having to exaggerate any of it and you are more than welcome to check anything I have ever claimed.
Please do...
...but don't call me a liar again unless you are prepared to back your fucking words big shot, because I am.
  

       We good?   

       No, we're not good, and I stand by what I said, but it's fair enough that [Ian] doesn't want his idea cluttered up with our little spat.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 10 2017
  

       That's true.
You should post a separate debunk [2fries]'s claims idea of its own.
I actually like it! Like a reverse Randi prize. I don't get to win fuck all at the end but the right to keep tellin like it is.
  

       sweet   

       just like real life   

       Whatever. Like I said, if you feel strongly about this, email me. Address is on my profile page. If you feel really strongly, my physical address is Cambridge Lodge, postcode CB22 3AF, UK. Bring a sasquatch.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 10 2017
  

       I'm sure we'll have matching Unicorns.   

       There's a travel ban on Sasquatches at the moment, as they fall under wild animals that are probably endangered.
RayfordSteele, Apr 10 2017
  

       Apparently they're quite common.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 11 2017
  

       //Apparently they're quite common// - that's why, at the dining table, they don't know which cutlery to use.
hippo, Apr 11 2017
  

       True, and they tend to feel socially awkward as a result. I find it always helps if you just quietly say to them "start out the outside and work inward".
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 11 2017
  

       Actually you could MMPI this. The minnesota multiphasic personality inventory is something like 470 questions. they do not ask, 'are you mentally abnormal" they just ask things, like "t/f food bores me" then they find some people who are certified as having some mental particularness, say ultra sane hyper achivers (USHA), then collect their MMPI answer profiles. then they validate this comparing as yet unmeasured USHA persons to verify the MMPI can find ultra sane hyperachievers in the population.   

       So, with states of mind, before a measurable paranormal event, each of a variety of kinds of thoughts or feelings could be MMPIed to create a quantitative measure of what thoughts or feeling preceded psychic occurences.
beanangel, Apr 11 2017
  

       The travel ban is due to be reviewed, as seemingly some sasquatches thrive in the UK for inexplicable reasons. The foreign minister is just one example.
RayfordSteele, Apr 11 2017
  

       I blame Brexit.   

       well, Brexit blames you
pocmloc, Apr 12 2017
  

       // ultra sane hyperachievers //   

       I did a Google search for that phrase and didn't find anything that explained it. Is it a real thing?
notexactly, Apr 12 2017
  

       Yes. It's just that //ultra sane// once meant 'group follower', and //hyper-achievers// once meant sociopaths... in exactly the same way that the word genius once meant something that you couldn't take credit for and honesty meant something at all.   

       Definitions change... but they shouldn't change should they? just be added to or subtracted from.   

       So... why would specific word definitions change then?
What possible reason could there be for one culture to erase another cultures' very word meanings?
  

       Gee... It's like this total conundrum.   

       //Yes. It's just that //ultra sane// once meant 'group follower', and //hyper-achievers// once meant sociopaths...//   

       Must be a revelation for followers. For independent types beaten from a young age into independent development, it's not really news.
bigsleep, Apr 13 2017
  

       //What possible reason could there be for one culture to erase another cultures' very word meanings? //   

       Keeps dictionaries down to a manageable size.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 14 2017
  
      
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