[time-nuts] Determining Time-Nut infection severity

William H. Fite omniryx at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 13:09:18 EDT 2010


For him we will make an exception.... [?]




On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 12:28 PM, <shalimr9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> "I suspect that at time of death, brain activity doesn't instantly cease,
> but decays."
>
> I suspect that was not the case for the guy who was sucked into the jet
> engine :)
>
> Or it was a pretty fast decay...
>
> Didier
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>
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> From: Mike Naruta AA8K <aa8k at comcast.net>
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> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 06:26:41
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> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Determining Time-Nut infection severity
>
> I suspect that at time of death, brain activity
> doesn't instantly cease, but decays.
>
> Unless we would be able to monitor all brain
> activity, we are stuck with a bald man paradox,
> perhaps calculating the half-life of brain activity.
>
> Maybe we could attempt to measure the weight of
> the departing soul (Dr. Duncan MacDougall 1907)?
> Surely the soul of a time-nut is more substantial
> than, say, a politician.
>
>
> Mike (Dead Weight) AA8K
>
>
>
> On 10/24/2010 11:26 PM, Steve Rooke wrote:
> >
> > But isn't the clinical definition of death, brain death, as the heart
> > may stop but the person be resuscitated tens of seconds later. In our
> > terms, tens of seconds is like a lifetime so heatbeat is out as the
> > TOD metric. I would propose we develop a hat with inbuilt electrodes
> > that touch the scalp and measure brain activity. Once this has decayed
> > to the level as clinically defined as brain dead, a timestamp should
> > be made against a standard that is reasonably accurate to the degree
> > of uncertainty of the death event, IE. it is likely that the brain
> > activity will stop instantly with such a sharp cutoff as to be less
> > than a ms, us or whatever. The hat would include an integrated GPSDO
> > built upon a flexible PCB board design with integrated path antenna
> > positioned at the top. This could easily be powered by solar cells
> > charging very thin lithium ion flexible batteries embedded in the hat.
> > Of course the hat needs to be worn 24x7 so it would have to be of a
> > design that lends itself to sleeping hours as well therefore being a
> > sleeping cap so something like a beanie may be a starting point.
> > Extensions to the design may be a time display which would, of course,
> > double as the TOD display for those concerned with your internment and
> > the engraving of your tombstone. A PPS and disciplined oscillator
> > connection could also be incorporated as a form of mobile reference
> > for the wearer. As for cleaning, two of such hats would be owned by
> > the user with one "in the wash" while the other is being worn. Of
> > course, careful planning and design needs to be taken in the choice of
> > circuitry and construction so as to all the hat to be cleaned. There
> > is, of course, the faint possibility of death during the swapping of
> > but some careful planning of how to do the hat swap may alleviate this
> > window.
> >
> > Steve
> >
>
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