Site Suggestions Sun, 26 Feb 17 01:57:06 -0800 Site Suggestions en-CA m31 for sale Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:31:03 -0800 ightden 1953@/discussions
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I want to know if there's anymore forums out there where there are more radical people.  I know this sounds kinda weird, but I want to find a forum where poeple experiment on themselves possibly too much.  I want to see the bleeding weeping edge of biohacking.

Piercing/Body Mod Training/Learning Group Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:44:43 -0800 Cassox 1943@/discussions Ok, so I've done a lot of procedures. The vast majority have been good, but when I was at the BodyHax conference I had to pull out a FlexNT I'd placed that was causing the guy problems. The issue was totally based on my placement. I also pulled a magnet for a guy that had been poorly placed by someone else. The procedure took too long and despite it having a good outcome, I feel like it was too much trauma to the area.

That said, I'm pretty good with some things. I mean, I can implant a magnet in less time then it takes for me to scrub in at this point. I have a lot of knowledge regarding everything from cleaning and sterilization of tools to blood borne pathogen training etc.. But I'm not good enough. I've been trying to approach all procedures from an entirely medical/surgical perspective.. but I got to speak with Russ Foxx and I've been seeing pictures of his work and it makes me want to cry. The guy does beautiful work. Seriously better then anything I could do. I've also been approached by a lot of people wanting to learn to do procedures.. so you see the weird position this puts me in right?

Ok, so charging someone 400 bucks for a magnet implant is bullshit. I'm not trying to shit talk Haworth here. I mean, it's the case of he can charge whatever he wants because he's among the best and I'm cool with this. But we need more body mod people in the community who are willing to work at cost and discuss technique without ego and hubris. I think we need to start a learning group to accomplish this. It wouldn't be super specific to body modification either.. people should be able to start IVs and safely administer injections. People should be able to do IO's. People should be familiar with various forms of pain management and fluid therapies etc. Some of this I'm definitely able to teach, some I'm not honestly good enough at. This is a project I'd like to start working on following the next Grindfest. I'm going to start accumulating resources and planning a curriculum. Because this is a very serious subject, a person would really need to commit. I think we should do it in like 3 week intervals. I probably can't commit to 6 months of biweekly skype conversations and homework, but I can do a 3 week run. And then.. another later.. and then another etc.

So let's talk about this. Who's down? I already know a lot of people who would do this but are already contributing in other ways. If you are a lurker.. or have said something like, "I don't know what I bring to the community," then this is for you. You wouldn't need any prior knowledge. We'll work together to figure things out. But the two characteristics I'd like to see are commitment and cautiousness.
How much longer till brain failure? Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:36:37 -0800 JohnDoe 1940@/discussions
John Doe
Yeah i posted this one earlier then I meant to, on the new site we need a way for op to delete posts....]]>
How *Not* to do an implant Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:44:47 -0800 ChrisBot 1950@/discussions
Every once in awhile a thread appears that relays some incredibly stupid actions within the realm of biohacking. This is one of those threads.
I am going to tell you all of the mistake that I made. This is for educational purposes and I am fully aware of the terrible things that I have done.

Pictures of the healing process

This past November I implanted the FlexNT from Cyberise. Some of you may remember my attempt at making an injector like device for such an implant. It ultimately failed but I intend to design a mk2 in the coming months. You can read more about that here. 

Mistake #1: Not having the proper tools.
I did not mention this previously but I actually attempted the procedure twice. One of the first mistakes that I had made was keeping my spare lido in a syringe that I had used for a previous implant. I knew that this was a bad idea but I did not know how to store it and did not want to spend another 50 dollars. I kept it in the syringe and would then take of the needle and keep it in a plastic bag. I would then attempt to sterilize the already previously used needles in a the typical chlorhexidine-isopropyl mixture. This was incredibly stupid I know. However I am young and very impatient. I figured that it would be okay. I was wrong. When I tried to perform the digital nerve block I realized that the needle had infact been blocked. So instead of actually injecting any lidocaine I just punched a bunch of holes in the side of my hand. Lesson: Always use clean new equipment. No matter how lazy/broke you are.

So with my first attempt foiled I had to wait until the next night. I bought some insulin needles from the pharmacy and thought I was ready to rock and roll.

Mistake #2: Premature preparation and getting frustrated 
Like I said, I went all in on my first attempt. Which also meant that I had opened the sterile sutures in preparation to stitch myself back up. That was a mistake. There was no need to have this opened before I had even started cutting, especially since I had someone there helping me. When things went south on the first attempt I got very frustrated. Once I cooled down I came back  and cleaned up a bit. That is probably when I lost the sutures. I am still not entirely sure what happened to the needle and thread but it was gone the next day. Imagine my surprise when I was ready to stitch myself up and finding out that I didn't have any sutures!! Lesson: Remain calm and cool and take care with your operation at every step of the procedure.

Mistake #3: Settling for anything less than ideal and making assumptions
The real issue with all of this was not that I was missing the sutures. It was that I had assumed that everything from the previous night was still in suitable condition for the operation. I was very wrong. I should have taken inventory and be more comprehensive in my pre-op procedure. If had done that then I would have realized that I did not in fact have a way to seal my wound. I was not aware of this until after I had cut an inserted my implant. However I have the common trait of absolute stubbornness that many people my age possess and I did not want to abort after my first failed attempt the previous night. That was a mistake. With no real way to seal the wound and I had to rely on shoddy butterfly bandages, which hardly did the job. I woke up in the middle of the night and could see the implant poking out a little bit, and I had to push it back in. In all honesty I should probably have taken it out right there and gone to the hospital to get stitched up. Lesson: Never settle during a procedure and always triple check yourself

Looking for a new pet? Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:23:40 -0800 Cassox 1934@/discussions Grindfest 3 date change? Suggestions? Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:47:53 -0800 Cassox 1928@/discussions ]]> BioHack inspired comic book characters. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:05:33 -0800 SourcePhoenix 1910@/discussions The characters are all S.T.E.M. kids that are enhanced by their different fields of study.

I wanted to start playing with ideas form some of the members here.
Personal mass production of graphene Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:06:38 -0800 kuroro86 1916@/discussions One of the best material for implants , graphene , has always been very hard to make and work with , now there is a patent for the cheap mass production of it.  
The technicality of it escaped me, but I was wondering if someone with chemical background, could work on a way to produced them for personal use in the US that is not patent infringement.  
And it could also been a good business operation.  I was wondering how much it could cost and how much it could produce and be workable with. 
One step closer to bridging the gap between wetware and hardware Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:55:25 -0800 Hugues 1915@/discussions One step closer to bridging the gap between wetware and hardware,

interesting research in Nature,

They present a simple electrogenetic device that uses redox biomolecules to carry electronic information to engineered bacterial cells in order to control transcription from a simple synthetic gene circuit. 

Future looks good for Cyborgs, at least Cyborg bacterias :-)

e-ink tattoo Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:26:53 -0800 nobodi12 1184@/discussions

tl;dr Make a tattoo using e-ink and place a display under it.

For the ones who don't know this is how e-ink works

So you buy a e-ink device, extract e-ink from it (or buy e-ink if you can). You obtain microscopic capsules filled with e-ink. You coat your capsules (or don't, maybe it is not necessary) and tattoo a filled rectangle on your skin. Then you take a e-ink device, remove the layer containing e-ink, coat it and put it under the part of you skin containing the tattoo. Now you have a changeable tattoo.
Most e-ink devices use elctrodes under and above the e-ink layer, but some use only below.

A quick search gave me many small devices:

Since most people prefer estethic body mods, this can bring more people to have a computer under their skin. And more features will be added to such a computer.

So is there an obvious blunder I'm overlooking? What do you think of feasibility of a similar idea?

guitar picks Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:29:37 -0800 pinkpenguin 1902@/discussions body holes Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:50:15 -0800 pinkpenguin 1903@/discussions Diet and Sleep section on the forum and a quick question Sun, 08 Jan 2017 22:17:33 -0800 _Larry_ 1899@/discussions

Hello everyone I have been looking into starting a ketogenic diet. Have any of you tried keto/paleo or any other low carb diet in the past and what were your experiences?
Reverse Aging Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:08:22 -0800 gpfraser 1900@/discussions George Church is suggesting that within 5 or 6 years age reversal might be possible.  I think more money effort and focus should be placed on this effort.  I am concerned that the religious and the elites will prevent those not in the small group $$$$$ from achieving improved lifespan.  

George indicates they are working on 65 different tests in which they modify the epigenetic via crispr.  The epigenetics are modified via crisper to have the expression more similar to a young cell.  Thus the time clock in our cells is reset. 

The TOP 5 Nootropics of 2016 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:40:51 -0800 stevecronin 1896@/discussions (]]> Solutions for testing anxiety? Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:34:40 -0700 JohnDoe 1805@/discussions Body Hacking Con plans? Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:48:33 -0700 Cassox 1780@/discussions Looking for Bio Hacker who knows CRISPR will $$ Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:23:15 -0800 Steelers 1888@/discussions ]]> Do cyborgs have moral status? At what point does a person lose their status as a rightholder? Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:37:20 -0800 tooandrew 1825@/discussions

1)Do you consider a Human life to be more valuable than that
of another species? If so, what makes them more valuable?

2)If an artificial intelligence achieved self-awareness (or,
at the very least, appeared to have achieved self-awareness), and expressed
unhappiness about being forced to do whatever work we had previously been using
it for, would it be morally wrong to continue forcing it to do that work? Would
it be morally wrong to wipe its hard drives, thus snuffing its consciousness out
of existence? Is its consciousness more, less, or equally important as that of
a biological human being? That of a dog?

3)Would it be immoral to do the same to a human intelligence
and personality that had been transferred from a biological body into a
computer, or a cluster of computers?

4)If you believe that a digitized human intelligence with no
links to its former body holds greater weight than an artificial intelligence
that never had a body, what is the distinction you see between the two? If they
experience the world in the same way, experience the same emotions, and have
the same capabilities, why would one be more valuable than the other?

5)If you believe that a self-aware artificial intelligence
holds the same moral status as a digitized human being, at what point of
sentience did the computer achieve its moral status?

6)Assuming that the human in question must have been heavily
modified in order to even interface with the computer that was soon to house
his or her consciousness – perhaps even already having their mind linked online
to a sort of artificial intelligence before the transferrance of consciousness -
did that individual have moral status before the procedure?

7)Do you believe that it is truly possible to translate a
human’s consciousness into ones and zeros? If so, what parts of that human, if
any, do you think would be lost in translation? If not, why not?

8)If we could copy one being’s consciousness into a computer
without killing them, does the digital copy have the same moral status as the
physical being? Are the two of them the same person, given that an identical
copy was successfully made? Does the divergence of the experiential aspects of
each of their lives cause them to become different people in the future?


CALL TO ACTION: Magnetic Injection Procedure Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:29:01 -0700 Zerbula 1655@/discussions
I'll willingly admit that I don't have a ton of exposure or experience here in the biohacking community, but I still appreciate being an active member. I love learning and researching and understanding ideas, and helping to educate others and encourage their ideas, providing critiques and new ideas to explore, the like. ^^

Injection of magnets is a recurring set of questions that has popped up over and over. To site the extent of some of my own personal encounters on the forum,  

This is a call to action itself. I would love to see the Injection procedure made an 'official' method for implanting of magnets. So far, the only method that's explained in the Wiki is the scalpel method, which does work, but... The injection method appears to have many benefits and differences, giving more options to grinders, new and veteran, prospective and established. 

I understand elements of this procedure, But I still am not quite as well versed with the process. I intend upon starting the wiki page and establishing what I can. Please help me fill in what I can't. :D
Papers behind paywalls Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:55:04 -0800 Aeris 1877@/discussions If any of you need papers, but dont have free access, I might be able to help. I should be able to get most engineering papers out there and some medical ones (mostly medical engineering) with my uni's access.

Just ask and I'll try to get them out here.

On a related note, are there plans for a file repository of some sort?
Power Generation with Polypropylene Ferroelectret Nanogenerator (FENG) Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:38:38 -0800 ChrisBot 1876@/discussions So I was browsing the interwebz, and I saw this in my feed. 

They have demonstrations of the researchers pushing on the device and lighting up 20 leds just by pushing on it (admittedly quite forcefully). What do you guys think?

Also if anybody has the means to tear down this paywall it would be much appreciated! 
A interesting paper for cybernetics Sat, 17 Dec 2016 14:34:03 -0800 kuroro86 1875@/discussions It seams another improvement on robotic arm controlled through non invasive EEG.

Wandering how cheap it would be to replicate 
Parylene Coated Magnet Implants Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:58:55 -0800 masterjasper 1860@/discussions I found some magnets on SuperMagnetMan that look pretty good, they are a good size for implant and are rated N52. I was previously planning on coating a magnet in rhodium, but I haven't found a jeweler who is willing to do this. Parylene should be safe to implant though, right? As long as there is no defect in the coating? These guys seem to think so. 
I would of course examine the magnets under a microscope and test them in a saline solution before implanting. Just wondering if anyone has had much success with this, and if it is safe.

My scalpel's rusting? CLOSED Thu, 15 Dec 2016 04:31:27 -0800 xepicxmonkeyx 1873@/discussions ]]> Selling my TIN coated magnet Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:26:55 -0800 cchrisp 1870@/discussions
I bought a 3X1 N55 TiN coated magnet from a seller on this site. Ran into some financial troubles recently, and have decided to sell it.

PM me if interested, or have any questions. I can ship anywhere.

EDIT: The magnet has been sold.
12/13 and 14 San Francisco Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:27:34 -0800 Cassox 1868@/discussions ]]> Anyone have any experience with custom antennas for the xNT implant? Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:21:32 -0800 Jackalopiate 1821@/discussions