Pan-Chromatic

Any burning questions?   About Me   

Courtney. CA. 21. College. Science. Music. Art. Politics. Fashion. Tattoos. Queer. Beautiful things. Everyday things. Feminism. Atheism. Pantheism. I'm much more interested in the "how" than the "why."

The only thing I know for sure is that I know nothing at all. -Socrates


"“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche"
— 1 year ago with 3 notes
findmeinsoho: Everyone Belongs Somewhere.. I Belong in New York →

findmeinsoho:

Source: http://cote-armour.blogspot.sg

New York City is a panic attack on Houston and Essex, it’s a broken down Q train, it’s a 45 minute schlep to work. New York City is finding yourself in your friend’s ex-girlfriend’s most recent ex-boyfriend’s apartment, it’s a roof in Brooklyn, it’s…

— 1 year ago with 8 notes
Code Orange! - Summarization

So in telling one of my best friend the situation that’s been going on in my life, it may be succinct enough to explain the situation without making a novel out of it. 

So seizing the opportunity to share. This will be in conversation format. The name of the long-time friend is Amanda:

Me: How do I counsel my parents through realizing they need to get a divorce???

Amanda: From experience, just be there for each to talk to you. Why do they think they need a divorce

Me:For my mom it’s that my dad cheated on her, plus she’s this brand new independent person (lost weight, goes out partying, etc) with her own independent life.

Amanda: Well that’s not good. That threw cheating not the hot momness. Why your dad then? He say no divorce?

Me: For my dad it’s that she lost all this weight, plus new pancreatic meds, plus who knows what (if there’s such thing as latge onset bipolar, she’s got it), and she doesn’t want anything to do with him or anything that had to do with sailing (where she thinks this “other woman” is) or anything else in his life.

Me: But he’s all heartbroken that she doesn’t want to be with him or a part of his life anymore. And he’s so worn down by her persistent, never ending assertion that he’s this philandering douche bag who never loved her and she is her own person **despite** him for the first time in her life.

Me: Drugs don’t EVEN begin to cut it for me. Lol

Amanda: That’s shitty. I’m sorry. Parents suck.

Me: I just wish they’d realize all this shiiiiiiiite and separate already. But it’s such a painful process. And I also understand why they’re fighting. Cause when they’re fighting with each other, on some level they’re fighting *for* each other.

Me: But it’s like mortar fire. So much dust and debris. Just trying not to be a casualty.

Amanda: Whats keeping them form separating right now?

Me: Habit? 27 years of marriage? In some distorted way they still love each other, but can’t stand each other at the same time. It’s cause they both love the person each of them “used” to be, respectfully. 

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So, yeah. This has been super awesome. I just thought the way I explained it to her summarized the bottom line pretty well. Of course there are layers on this, but like I said this is the bottom line. 

And I’m the adult only-child, who recently moved back home — straight into this mess, stuck right in the middle of it, being the confidant of both (especially my dad), and trying to placate and ameliorate both as much as humanly possible without pissing anyone off, and trying, ever so gently, to give each side a glimpse into the mindset and perspective of the other.

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Before you say anything about professional counseling/therapy, they’ve tried that. Waited two months for the appointment. Then my mom blew it off, saying essentially that she didn’t think it was necessary. Don’t even know if my dad knew when it was. That was over a month ago. 

Other friend: Re-suggest it. As their child. Maybe that’ll make them reconsider.

Me: Think of it like trying to explain evolution or the right for a woman to choose to a hard right evangelical christian.

Me: They’re both rock solid in their convictions and are 100% sure the other is wrong/at fault

Me: Plus, I just want them both to be happy. Together or apart makes no difference to me. They just don’t see that they wont be happy while they’re together.

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My twitter is @pan_chromatic 

— 1 year ago
#parents  #divorce  #life issues  #real life 
#snake #ballpython #Horatio

#snake #ballpython #Horatio

— 1 year ago
#horatio  #snake  #ballpython 
occupyallstreets:

An Unhackable Baby Quantum Internet Was Born Yesterday
Years from now it may be said that the quantum Internet was born today. When the baby system matures, it will be able to process unfathomable amounts of data and never be hacked.
The system only has two nodes, but the Internet’s birth started in a similar way back in the late 1960s. The developers — physicists led by Stephan Ritter and Gerhard Rempe of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany — published their work in this week’s issue of the journal “Nature.”
The quantum network was built using two atoms of rubidium that exchange photons, or particles of light. Each atom is placed inside a cavity with highly reflecting mirrors on each side, and at a very short distance from each other. The two so-called optical cavities are connected by an optical fiber.
Scientists aim a laser at the first atom, causing the atom to emit a single photon. That photon zooms along the optical fiber to other optical cavity containing the other atom. That’s where the mirrors come in — ordinarily it’s difficult to get an atom and a photon to interact reliably. But by bouncing the photon off the mirrors in the cavity thousands of times, it’s more likley to hit the atom and be absorbed by it. That absorbtion is what transmits the information about the first atom’s quantum state to the second atom.
Besides sending information, the two atoms were entangled, meaning that the atoms were linked. If the first node is in quantum state A, for example, the second node will also be in quantum state A. In this experiment, the atoms were entangled for 100 microseconds — a long time in quantum physics.
This entanglement is what makes hacking into a quantum computer and eavesdropping on impossible. As as soon as a hacker tapped into a quantum network, the states of the atoms wouldn’t match up — a big red flag that something was awary.
It’s a long way yet to a truly large-scale quantum network, but this is a first step.
Source

occupyallstreets:

An Unhackable Baby Quantum Internet Was Born Yesterday

Years from now it may be said that the quantum Internet was born today. When the baby system matures, it will be able to process unfathomable amounts of data and never be hacked.

The system only has two nodes, but the Internet’s birth started in a similar way back in the late 1960s. The developers — physicists led by Stephan Ritter and Gerhard Rempe of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany — published their work in this week’s issue of the journal “Nature.”

The quantum network was built using two atoms of rubidium that exchange photons, or particles of light. Each atom is placed inside a cavity with highly reflecting mirrors on each side, and at a very short distance from each other. The two so-called optical cavities are connected by an optical fiber.

Scientists aim a laser at the first atom, causing the atom to emit a single photon. That photon zooms along the optical fiber to other optical cavity containing the other atom. That’s where the mirrors come in — ordinarily it’s difficult to get an atom and a photon to interact reliably. But by bouncing the photon off the mirrors in the cavity thousands of times, it’s more likley to hit the atom and be absorbed by it. That absorbtion is what transmits the information about the first atom’s quantum state to the second atom.

Besides sending information, the two atoms were entangled, meaning that the atoms were linked. If the first node is in quantum state A, for example, the second node will also be in quantum state A. In this experiment, the atoms were entangled for 100 microseconds — a long time in quantum physics.

This entanglement is what makes hacking into a quantum computer and eavesdropping on impossible. As as soon as a hacker tapped into a quantum network, the states of the atoms wouldn’t match up — a big red flag that something was awary.

It’s a long way yet to a truly large-scale quantum network, but this is a first step.

Source

(via allthesmallquarks)

— 2 years ago with 346 notes
quantumaniac:

The Quantum Internet is Born
“Years from now it may be said that the quantum Internet was born today.” Of course, the quantum internet is just in the baby stages now - but when it matures, it will be able to process ridiculous amounts of data at blaring speed, and never be hacked. The system, developed by physicists Stephan Ritter and Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany, has two nodes. Although this is small, the internet you’re on right now started in the 1960s in a similar process. 
This first quantum network was built by utilizing two atoms of rubidium which exchange photons. Each atom is placed inside an individual ‘room’ with highly reflective mirrors surrounding it, and at a short distance from its sister atom. These rooms, called optical cavities, are connected by an optical fiber. 
First, scientists aim a laser at the first rubidium atom, which induces an emission of a single photon. That photon travels  along the optical fiber to the other optical cavity, containing the other atom. Thanks to the mirrors, the photon bounces off the mirrors thousands of times, and is absorbed by the atom upon collision. This absorption transmits information about the first atom’s quantum state - and voila, a transfer of information. 
The two rubidium atoms were entangled beforehand, which effectively means that they were linked together. During entanglement (read more about entanglement here), certain properties of the atoms are linked, and measuring one instantaneously produces the same result in the other atom. During this experiment, the atoms were entangled for 100 microseconds - a long time in quantum physicists. Entanglement what renders any form of hacking impossible - as soon as a would-be hacker tapped into the quantum network, the quantum states of the atoms would no longer match up. 
This is the first step towards something great. 
Read the press release. 

quantumaniac:

The Quantum Internet is Born

“Years from now it may be said that the quantum Internet was born today.” Of course, the quantum internet is just in the baby stages now - but when it matures, it will be able to process ridiculous amounts of data at blaring speed, and never be hacked. The system, developed by physicists Stephan Ritter and Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany, has two nodes. Although this is small, the internet you’re on right now started in the 1960s in a similar process. 

This first quantum network was built by utilizing two atoms of rubidium which exchange photons. Each atom is placed inside an individual ‘room’ with highly reflective mirrors surrounding it, and at a short distance from its sister atom. These rooms, called optical cavities, are connected by an optical fiber. 

First, scientists aim a laser at the first rubidium atom, which induces an emission of a single photon. That photon travels  along the optical fiber to the other optical cavity, containing the other atom. Thanks to the mirrors, the photon bounces off the mirrors thousands of times, and is absorbed by the atom upon collision. This absorption transmits information about the first atom’s quantum state - and voila, a transfer of information. 

The two rubidium atoms were entangled beforehand, which effectively means that they were linked together. During entanglement (read more about entanglement here), certain properties of the atoms are linked, and measuring one instantaneously produces the same result in the other atom. During this experiment, the atoms were entangled for 100 microseconds - a long time in quantum physicists. Entanglement what renders any form of hacking impossible - as soon as a would-be hacker tapped into the quantum network, the quantum states of the atoms would no longer match up. 

This is the first step towards something great. 

Read the press release

— 2 years ago with 494 notes
Flying -It’s Easier Than You Think - Part I - The Physical Airplane

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The Physical Airplane

   When you first approach the airplane, especially walking toward the nose of the aircraft, which is the front of the airplane. You will notice that an airplane is pretty much symmetrical other than a few minor details such as antennas. This symmetry comes in handy when checking the plane for any possible problems before flight.

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— 2 years ago with 3 notes

This is the most adorable thing ever. I miss my puppy…

(via beautiful-rendezvous-deactivate)

— 2 years ago with 582612 notes
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Reinvented Game - Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock, Lizard Venkman, geektyrant.com
Here’s a dia­gram for a rein­ven­tion of the clas­sic game Rock, Paper, Scis­sors. Spock and Lizard have now been added to the mix of hand weapons that you can chose from to do bat­tle with. This is how I’ll be play the game from now on as it…

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock, Lizard http://flpbd.it/sPKLG

one3productions:

Reinvented Game - Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock, Lizard
Venkman, geektyrant.com

Here’s a dia­gram for a rein­ven­tion of the clas­sic game Rock, Paper, Scis­sors. Spock and Lizard have now been added to the mix of hand weapons that you can chose from to do bat­tle with. This is how I’ll be play the game from now on as it…

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock, Lizard http://flpbd.it/sPKLG

— 2 years ago with 16733 notes
More procrastination

Music Game

Pick 5 artists that you love before reading the questions

1. Tegan and Sara

2. Mindless Self Indulgence

3. No Doubt

4. Avenged Sevenfold

5. Lady Gaga

  • What was the first song you ever heard by 1?

Proud

What is your favorite song of 4?

Welcome to the Family, Fiction, Almost Easy

  • What kind of impact has 2 left on your life?

Shaped my entire adolescence and my personality.

  • How many times have you seen 4 live?

None, but I was going to but then my friend bailed on me.

  • What is your favorite song by 2?

Currently my 3 favorites (cause who can really just pick one) are Evening Wear, Issues, and Prescription

  • Is there any song by 3 that makes you sad?

Home Now

  • What is your favorite song by 1?

More for Me

  • How did you get into 3?

My best friend since kindergarten

  • What is your favorite song by 5?

Americano

  • How many times have you seen 2 live?

Just one so far, recently too, and it was INCREDIBLE

  • What is a good memory concerning 5?

Bonding with friends while studying for finals right after the album came out last year

  • Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad?

Fiction

  • What is your favorite song by 3?

Beauty Contest, Different People, Tragic Kingdom…

— 2 years ago
#tegan and sara  #MSI  #Mindless Self Indulgence  #No Doubt  #Avenged Sevenfold  #A7X  #Lady Gaga