Other http://forum.biohack.me/categories/other/feed.rss Sat, 29 Apr 17 20:19:48 -0700 Other en-CA Seeing in radio frequencies http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1982/seeing-in-radio-frequencies Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:08:47 -0700 chironex 1982@/discussions So it took me and my friend 2 months, but we managed to build our first radio telescope. LINK
Easily my favorite part of the whole project was at the end when we were left with an image of something, in a frequency that you will never be able to see. We were able to see satellites over 35,000km away, glowing as bright spots in the sky. To really drive the point home, we took a 360 visual image and then overlaid the radio image on top. In this way we could literally see the ring that surround the earth. 

I feel like, and other variations at other frequencies would be awesome to have in something like the hololens. Being able to look around and feed in data from telescopes like this, would make staring at the sky super interesting

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Logical Loopholes with the Current Administration http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1962/logical-loopholes-with-the-current-administration Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:28:02 -0800 glims 1962@/discussions
tl;dr - If you balk at the exploitation of the elements that oppress you due to a hangup on terminology, you're not much of a hacker.


I thought I wasn't going to write this post. I said, "I'm not angry enough, yet, to post here". To those that have met me, this may elicit a laugh.  Let it be a sobering thought. When I said this out loud, the young lady in the room with me said, "We'll then, let's figure out how to get angry enough before something horrible happens". I have lots of ideas for how to set things on fire. This isn't one of them. That should also make the people who know me a bit happy.

This guy we know, @Amal Graafstra, is doing a GoFundMe.
To protect our rights as transhumanists and as grinders utilizing the hand we've been dealt.
This is a logical appeal to the loophole in the rules. It's a thing that has been discussed here before.
The fact that this seems like a logical option is sad and depressing.
I know that we're all selling plasma for lab equipment, sleeping on couches, being students, renting from parents....
I'm just bringing this up because it's so bad. Because it's gotten. This. Bad.
I'm not linking to the thing, you can use the Googles, you're smart kids. Go ahead, I can wait. Read what he has to say. It's stripped down and logical. He really hits all the bullet points.This here is not a shameless plug, this is a shameless appeal.

The reason I am writing this is because of the push back I have seen in the last 12 hours since it went live. Classic fringe group activities, picking and poking at each other. A cohesive desire to stand apart.

Let me spell it out. If you're so much of an atheist that you won't use the tools available to you, you're a bad scientist. Religion has been exploiting the legal systems for lifetimes. Go get that tax exemption! (And do it without becoming an intentional community that get set on fire by the militarized police state).

Objections on the side of "I hate the word religion" fall into the category of "ways to not acknowledge the reality of the situation". Scientists are hoarding databases of papers before they are removed from public record. @chironex was downloading wikipedia and then trying to download all of scihub. You think that it was hard to get a paper a year ago, think again pal. It's a brave new world where climate change doesnt exist and the phrase open access doesn't show up in the dot gov database.

(need to tap out before I finish? Go support the Transhumainst National Committee. They're really good people and they don't use the scary words like religiosity).

America is in this current political climate because people refuse to use these tactics.  Be better than them. If you think that things are ok because you are in another country, think about the US military, and then think about the current political climates in Russia, Great Britain, and just about anywhere else.

If you balk at the exploitation of the elements that oppress you due to a hangup on terminology, you're not much of a hacker.

Do whatever you want. Just do something.
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Pulling data directly from satellites http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1970/pulling-data-directly-from-satellites- Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:46:37 -0800 chironex 1970@/discussions HERE and I made a video showing the whole process HERE

Now, that was cool on it's own, but the stuff we dug up while researching this, and some of our next targets are where things get really cool. See, those satellites don't just broadcast images. They also broadcast what's called telemetry data. This is information about the space craft, sure, but it's also a ton of science data. Radiation levels, all sorts of weird sensors, and the gps locations of all sorts of tagged stuff (arctic foxes, weather balloons etc) in the area. And that's just with these 4 satellites. Other satellites broadcast all kinds of other interesting stuff. For example, the GOES satellites (one of our next targets) is in geosynchronous orbit so it can see the whole planet at once and has even more tech on board. Or there's another satellite in geosynch orbit that sends maritime alerts. Things like "such and such a ship has been taken over by pirates" or "major storm incoming". Finally there's stuff like outernet that is a sort of space based internet. it's satellites broadcast 20 mb of data per day every day all day. And you can submit stuff to their website to have added to the stuff that gets broadcast.

I bring all this up because it represents a treasure trove of ideas for new projects. If nothing else, the data from something like goes would be amazing to work into a set of AR glasses. Or maybe a wearable that syncs to a base station back home that's receiving the transmissions, and keeps you updated on the locations of artic foxes. I dunno, the worlds our oyster on this one so I figured I'd let ya'll know. Maybe you guys have some ideas]]>
TUES FEB 21 IS THE NEW WEBSITE GO-LIVE [CROSS-CATEGORY POST] http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1947/tues-feb-21-is-the-new-website-go-live-cross-category-post Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:25:56 -0800 cyberlass 1947@/discussions http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1942/updated-tues-feb-21-is-the-new-website-go-live

Note: Your user account will be on new system, BUT you will have to do a password reset.
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Radioactive composte heap experiment http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1927/radioactive-composte-heap-experiment Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:05:34 -0800 SourcePhoenix 1927@/discussions
I know this sounds stupid and brute force, but I actually think it's interesting and can at least produce some interesting mutation results.

This combined with splicing.
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Anyone have a cell lab yet? http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1183/anyone-have-a-cell-lab-yets- Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:59:05 -0800 Cassox 1183@/discussions Just curious if anyone is farther along than I am in this forum regarding a biolab setup. I still have a ways to go. Lets say, theoretically, I had a nice pristine lump of stem cells. Does anyone have the resources to culture and utilize them? Theoretically of course.

I wonder what the legalities regarding something like that would be? If some girl donated her aborted cell lump.. is this illegal to play with? What would you do with it anyhow?

Thoughts?

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x http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1806/x Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:49:46 -0700 JJ_T 1806@/discussions x]]> What new innovations/tech would you like to see? http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1754/what-new-innovationstech-would-you-like-to-sees Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:08:54 -0700 Jthoma99 1754@/discussions community. What kind of technology/devices would you like to see
developed in the near future? A good amount of work has been done with
magnets and LED's, but what is the next step? I am trying to think of
ideas for my PhD thesis in BME and I was wondering what the "demand"
would be in regards to wearables, implants, and augmentation. My focus
is on medical devices and the nervous system, but I am open to hearing
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The Lucid Dreamer http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1751/the-lucid-dreamer Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:42:49 -0700 Nick1 1751@/discussions
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1705207344/the-lucid-dreamer-wake-up-inside-your-dreams
 
It uses EEG to detect when you are dreaming and uses tACS to enhance gamma activity in your brain, which is supposed to make you lucid. They say it induces lucidity in 77% of dreams. Looks really promising, honestly. I would probably give money to the Kickstarter or buy it afterwards if it didn't cost so much. 

Thoughts about this? Possible scam or literally an amazing invention? 
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[humour] We should set up a community http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1208/humour-we-should-set-up-a-community Wed, 02 Dec 2015 04:56:28 -0800 garethnelsonuk 1208@/discussions
Then when governments attack it we can name the battle, well...... star trek fans will get it
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What are these "research" chemicals? http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1698/what-are-these-research-chemicalss Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:36:57 -0700 JohnDoe 1698@/discussions http://www.wickedherbals.guru/RESEARCH-CHEMICALS_c3.htm

Yea look at that and look at how shady that shit is.... That said anything know more about them? Mainly what the hell there used for? My guess is there some sort of bath salt.... But posting in case I am wrong I have seen far worse this who knows maybe someone here will have use for these.... I have a account else ware I will be asking around about these and see about getting other answers....

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Sleep Hacks http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1323/sleep-hacks Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:44:49 -0800 McSTUFF 1323@/discussions
There will be a presentation where I will talk about the simplest hacks, and some advanced ones, then get people started on the biohacking path. This group will be targeting people who want to see immediate results with minimal effort, you know, the general populace. Our group’s goal is to help people improve their lives and show that biohacking is not dangerous or scary.

If your hack is anecdotal go ahead and tell me. I won’t present anything as true unless there is evidence but telling the group what other people have done is valuable. For example, Cassox’s VIP experiment [from this thread] will be mentioned.

If you have a brand new idea DEFINITELY tell me because these groups include people who want to be on the cutting edge and we might be able to get a small experiment together. For example, I have thought about painting my eyelids chrome to block out more light than bare eyelids. Maybe this would help people sleep more restfully. Maybe it could help travelers sleep. I don’t know and I doubt it would do any harm.

Some of the other hacks are:
Kava tea
Passion flower tea or supplements
Krill oil
Magnesium
Collagen
Melatonin
White or pink noise generator
Meditation
Eliminating blue light from monitors
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-- http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1580/- Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:40:40 -0700 TomVolley 1580@/discussions ]]> Looking for biohackers in the Philadelphia suburbs for a news story http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1101/looking-for-biohackers-in-the-philadelphia-suburbs-for-a-news-story Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:02:20 -0700 CKristofic 1101@/discussions
Are any of you from the Philadelphia suburbs of Bucks or Montgomery counties (PA) or Burlington County (NJ)? Would you be willing to talk to me for a story?

Or... Do you know any biohackers from those counties?

Reply to me here. Or contact me via email at ckristofic@calkins.com, or by phone at 215-949-4203.
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How about Micro-biospheres? http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1503/how-about-micro-biospheress Tue, 10 May 2016 09:54:06 -0700 glims 1503@/discussions @Cassox.

I'm gonna get a bit chatty here, because this is something I think about a lot. Also, everyone has different levels of understanding about some things so I'm writing it out long hand instead of making assumptions.

The general idea as outlined is the creation of a fairly closed loop system that can provide for a human. I say fairly closed not only because leaving and returning to the system was mentioned in the seed thread, but also because small closed systems are inherently loss-y and tend toward being unbalanced easily (we won't even delve into loss through heat, material leaching, solar bleach and breakdown, etc). 

Let's take aquaponics for instance. A large (300gal) tank with a full set of plants has more wiggle room than say, the 10 gallon tank in my apartment. When a fish dies in 300gal, the amount of ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites are fairly small in comparison to the volume of the water. The amount of bacteria used to break down the stuff that kill your fish (mostly Nitrosomonas sp.), will be large, due to the mass of growth media (your porous rocks that house your bacteria). A dead fish in the 10gal spells instant doom within a day, not only killing the fish, but poisoning the water and killing the plants and stinking up my apartment.

This means the system needs to be large enough to fail a little bit and then recover.  Since it was mentioned in the seed thread and since I mentioned nitrogen and nitrogen like things, let's talk about waste and compartmentalization.

People love boxes. Boxes are nifty to us because they allow us to control an environment. Boxes in science are extra great because they allow optimization of a system during an experiment. I'm sure many of you have heard of microfluidics. Optimal compartmentalization.
I believe in a biome system,compartmentalization needs to be... very generally used. Microfluidics, awesome. Clean rooms, awesome. Biosafety hoods, awesome. All of these systems work well, but only for a short period of time and in a singular capacity. After use they need to be wiped and sterilized. This goes back to the closed system issues mentioned above.

Now we can't be wiping our biome every time we need to adjust something. I'm sure many people have read about the issues of using broad spectrum antibiotics causally or some of our more... aggressive farming methods. The earth is a very big box, but it is still a box, and repeated wipes tend to lead to some really unpleasant situations.

In a really broad systems biology perspective, most species are not really units. The panda bear is not a a lovable fluffball that you can clone and drop anywhere you want. It's the front end for an ecosystem. If there are no bamboos for it to eat and if the temperature is wrong, it will die. Also, it makes waste as well. Animals and bacteria break down that waste so we're not wading in panda shit, hair and skin flakes. The panda is your interactive face of the environment around it.

This is that direction that I am looking at this particular issue from. To that regard, we need integrated systems, and lots of things low on the tropic level, just to keep things from getting super icky.

HERE are two pictures snapped from an old hippie book about having a low footprint homestead. The first one is about greywater recycling. Lot's of people do this now, in some capacity, where their dishwater and laundry water get poured into a yard. This method is just more compact. Note the grey cylinders. This is one of the costs of compartmentalization. If dumped directly onto dirt, your particulate materials act as compost. In solution, they act as crap the tangles up the roots and causes eventual rot and infection. If you need to keep making or buying filters for your system, it's not very stable. Ideally you want to be able to ignore this for a week without it collapsing, not create an entire job out of turning compost, watering stuff, cleaning filters. Things learned from previous work...

I see a full run looking like this.
Stage one, waste is ground up. All the waste, even meat. Don't worry.
Stage two is waste is moved into an anaerobic chamber to undergo fermentation break down using bokashi and other microbe colonies. This get's us through the "meat and lipids make my compost suck" stage. Save your gasses off the airlock, they can be used elsewhere..
Stage three is filtering this into an aerated water supply. It's going to need to be large enough absorb the waste from one person without turning toxic, so maybe we need to sit down and figure out how much waste one person makes in a day.  Someone get some gloves, some baggies, and a bedpan...
This aerated water supply looks like the two left chambers of the second drawing. Planted here would be plants on the NASA list of 'plants to use in space travel'. Hardy, not actually edible, and great at creating oxygen and removing toxins from the air and water. Mother in Law tongue is the one I always remember. This tank should also have a spread of extra small shrimps and other micro animals. They are not for eats. They are for breaking crap down more. This tank is also compost. It will not smell like flowers. Lot's of things don't smell like flowers. Maybe have a lid on this.
Stage four is our food plants. I don't have a list of the best plants for this. Let's mention algae as one, and put a pin in this.
At this point we split. Some of this water goes to fish for protein, and some of this water goes to water... for yknow, water.
The fish water get's looped back to Step One, the people water get's distilled at this point.
The reason that distillation doesn't occur at step one is because it's way too much work. All our other things need the stuff we distilled out, so we would just have to add it back. That increases steps and leads to unbalance. Reduce loss through integrated systems.  This is a modified version of picture one but instead of wash bins like some nutty hippy whose system is going to eventually go septic, we have a stack of freight cars.

Speaking of septic, this is basically the concept that septic tanks work on. This is just the controlled and scaled version.

Thoughts?

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ATP powered chip http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1216/atp-powered-chip Mon, 07 Dec 2015 03:00:03 -0800 garethnelsonuk 1216@/discussions Just saw this, thought it'd be of interest here:

http://phys.org/news/2015-12-biologically-powered-chip.html

I wonder how much power they're actually getting
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IQ affected by a single gene http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/218/iq-affected-by-a-single-gene Tue, 17 Apr 2012 06:29:48 -0700 Jackthetripper 218@/discussions Just thought a few people here might like to hear about this. 

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We're like family... http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1251/were-like-family...- Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:43:10 -0800 EmberErikson 1251@/discussions Documentary about biohacking - looking for people worldwide http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1306/documentary-about-biohacking-looking-for-people-worldwide Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:35:29 -0800 lucide 1306@/discussions Hello everyone!

Some time ago I made a post about a documentary on biohacking that me and my partner in crime Laura are making. We are still looking for people who would be interested in participating. We expanded our search field. We are now looking for people from all over the world who are actively involved in biohacking/grinding.

It would be great if you would get in touch with us at documentarybiohacking@gmail.com or message us on here.

Furthermore; this forum is great, we learn a lot of things just from reading the posts!

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New Here http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1258/new-here Sat, 02 Jan 2016 19:16:53 -0800 Rowdy0ne 1258@/discussions Graphene http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1232/graphene Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:11:53 -0800 Alesia 1232@/discussions
http://m.phys.org/news/2015-12-powerful-pseudomagnetic-fields-graphene.html

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Anyone used protolabs.com? http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1221/anyone-used-protolabs.coms Thu, 10 Dec 2015 07:00:35 -0800 garethnelsonuk 1221@/discussions Potential Treatment for Alzheimer's http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1213/potential-treatment-for-alzheimers Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:26:45 -0800 bciuser 1213@/discussions So recently (March 2015) researchers used scanning ultrasound to remove amyloid plaques in an Alzheimer's disease mouse model that overproduces them, leading to a restoration of memory function. They found cleared plaques in 75% of the mice treated, and human trials are slated to begin sometime 2017. Now before you get excited, the researchers didn't just use ultrasound, it was ultrasound coupled with injected microbubbles. Due to the fact that mice have difficult-to-access vasculature, the microbubbles were injected retro-orbitally (through the mouse's eye). The paper is actually extremely detailed, with information on the specifications of both the microbubbles and the ultrasound device. Microbubbles have been used previously on humans 

I'm not saying that it's a good idea to try to manufacture these microbubbles or an ultrasound device to the specifications of the paper, or even to test this system on yourself for safety under the supervision of a medical professional, and to then use the system on someone you know suffering from the disease who consents to it. That actually sounds like a recipe for things to go terribly wrong. Besides, it'll only be 5+ years before this is available as a treatment after it gets through clinical trials. People with Alzheimer's have plenty of time.

Here is the link for a summary of the article on ScienceAlert: LINK
Here is the link to the article itself published in Science Translational Medicine: LINK
Here is the link to a paper on microbubbles for drug delivery: LINK
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Documentary about biohacking - looking for people in Europe http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1201/documentary-about-biohacking-looking-for-people-in-europe Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:53:28 -0800 lucide 1201@/discussions Hello everyone!

Please let me introduce myself: my name is Floor and I am a student journalism at the Hogeschool Utrecht in The Netherlands.
Together with my partner Laura, I am doing research for a short documentary we are making about biohacking.
I am really interested in all the possibilities/capabilities of the human body and the way we can hack ourselves to get more advanced. My fascination with biohacking started after I listened to the TED talk of Neil Harbisson and was intrigued by the idea of 'real life cyborgs'. That enthusiasm only grew bigger when I discovered there are more people like him (and unlike him) who are trying to expand the things that the human body is capable of.

For our documentary we would like to talk to people in Europe who are involved in biohacking. Not immediatly to use in our film but for our research en to increase our knowledge about biohacking. We are currently collecting as much information as possible and are trying to find people who could clarify this information (- possibly in our documentary).  

In this documentary we are focussing completly on the 'technology' aspect of biohacking. 
The documentary is part of CampusDoc, where sixteen students get the change to make a documentary with a duration of twenty minutes. The premiere of the documentaires will be in a cinema in Utrecht, during the CampusDoc FilmFestival. If you would like to know more about CampusDoc, you could have a look at the website.

Everybody who has any kind of input or information for us, who wears implants, performs implants, designs implants, everyone who is running a hackerspace or is otherwise interested in collaboration, it would be great if you would get in touch with me at documentarybiohacking@gmail.com or message me on here.

Thanks a lot in advance! 
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Making the fastest Human, http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1149/making-the-fastest-human Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:10:37 -0800 Arkcon10 1149@/discussions Revisiting microdermal piercings as electrodes http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1162/revisiting-microdermal-piercings-as-electrodes Sun, 08 Nov 2015 14:47:27 -0800 garethnelsonuk 1162@/discussions
I often wear a small homemade CES device on the back of my head (it's went through various revisions, the oldest being in my avatar, the latest revision is based on an ATTiny85 and a coin cell battery and uses 2 TENS electrodes) and was pondering getting some microdermals installed before soldering directly to the tops and having them screwed into place so I can wear the device 24/7 and program it to activate at set times of day.

For those who aren't up on their AVR chips, if you keep it in sleep most of the time, the ATTiny85 is insanely low power and it's feasible to run it for years on a single battery - a couple of small coin cells could be put there for something very discrete and long lasting. It also gets round the annoying issue of the TENS-style sticky pads falling off (which makes 24/7 wearing not feasible).

Thoughts anyone?
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Biohacking Journal http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1140/biohacking-journal Sun, 25 Oct 2015 18:18:56 -0700 bciuser 1140@/discussions Skin mounting electronics http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1133/skin-mounting-electronics Tue, 20 Oct 2015 20:52:24 -0700 garethnelsonuk 1133@/discussions
Wondering if anyone else has experimented with this and has a good approach to keeping electronics on the skin for longer than a few days at a time.

I'm pondering sticking a small chip on the back of my head using superglue and hypafix but in the past this approach has not lasted beyond a week so i'm curious if anyone has another approach (preferably one that's healthier for my skin than the superglue trick).

Thoughts?
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Legal issues http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1087/legal-issues Thu, 24 Sep 2015 01:57:42 -0700 garethnelsonuk 1087@/discussions
I'm wondering if anyone has a good primer of the legal issues related to grinding and implants in particular.

From what I gather, putting an implant in someone else, even with consent, might be classed as assault if you're not licensed in some form - but is a piercing license sufficient for more complex devices?

How about selling implants? Is it a simple matter of using lots of disclaimers like @amal does at dangerousthings or for more complex devices is there something more that must be done?

I know that devices for medical use always require regulatory agency approval (FDA in the US, MHRA in the UK - equivalent in other countries) which involves testing for safety and effectiveness but what about devices with purely practical usage and no medical benefits?

Before anyone says it, I know it's a bad idea to take legal advice from a forum like this and would seek proper counsel if I was to start selling anything myself (something I don't intend to do for a long time anyway).
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Dangerous Things forum http://forum.biohack.me/discussion/1071/dangerous-things-forum Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:49:33 -0700 katy 1071@/discussions