Author: Richard K Collins

Director, The Internet Foundation Studying formation and optimized collaboration of global communities. Applying the Internet to solve global problems and build sustainable communities. Internet policies, standards and best practices. Consulting and advising organizations of all sizes. Not for profit. When you get down to it, all these papers on the Internet and published, were originally just letters between friends and people of similar interest. Current projects: Best practices for all Internet sites, and for global communities using the Internet. Improving model and data flows, establishing end-to-end lossless and open channels. Particularly for global scale issues such as "covid", "global climate change", "online education", "solar system colonization", "research", "development", and "learning". Education and Interests: Gravitational sensors, sensor networks, modeling and simulation of all things, encouraging development of a gravitational engineering industry, calibrating new gravitational sensors.

Comment on Mars Helicopter Snaps color image – Metric, Documenting, Teaching, Sharing

​You are very thoughtful. Yes, I agree about the usual human practices and methods. Every single one of the tens of thousands of groups I studied in detail on the Internet ended up failing or limiting themselves because of the greed of a few people, or policies that benefited only their group. It is particularly
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LIGO Detector locations and times for solar system correlation studies

Jonah, Thanks, that first link seems to answer my immediate question about reference location and calculating time between sensors.  Thanks for the pointer, I should have been able to easily find such a key piece of the puzzle. https://pycbc.org/pycbc/latest/html/detector.html My son, Ben, set up a Linux server with Python and ran some samples.  I found
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Comment on Persistent luminescence instead of phosphorescence

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327939317_Persistent_luminescence_instead_of_phosphorescence_History_mechanism_and_perspective/comments Enjoyable read with many thoughtful ideas and descriptions. There are several energy sources for these photon flows, but thermal energy harvesting over long periods, then optical photon emission for shorter periods seems to be the theme. The energy stored in electronic states.   I am posting this on 18 Apr 2021: “persistent luminescence” has
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Using the Internet to represent and compress reality without loss

Ben, I read your description and it is clear.  I want the flexibility for myself.  If the environment and tool it rigid, I know that I won’t be able to build the things I want.  That includes (G) gathering and organizing things, (E) exploration and mapping new kinds of things (C) comparison and classification (S)
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Comment on Gold on Mars Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvKrwSNy69Q The rovers have x-ray spectrometers to determine elemental compositions of Martian rocks and materials. https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/mission/instruments/apxs/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_particle_X-ray_spectrometer Ralf Gellert is the principle investigator for the Curiosity APXS. I suppose you could ask him if they checked. They probably are doing random samples of everything, and might be able to estimate elemental abundances, including gold, in
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