anonymous asked:

I'm sorry for bothering you but I'm incredibly desperate at this point. I decided, against better judgement, to take up a course with my boss as the professor. He went from what a vector is in GIS to make your own shape file and join tables and shit to it within the course of 3 class meetings without explaining it. Now I don't know what the fuck I'm doing, it's due on Thursday and I'm afraid of disappointing my boss. Do you know how?

Oh geez I’m sorry, my experience in GIS is very very limited. Maybe one of my followers knows something?
Solving a Four-Destination Traveling Salesman Problem Using Escherichia coli Cells As Biocomputers

In the summer of 2013, I participated in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition: an undergraduate research contest in the field of synthetic biology. My team and I created a biocomputing project, in which we exploited some natural properties of DNA and bacteria to find a large-scale probability-based solution to a Travelling Salesman Problem. 

ACS Synthetic Biology, a journal dedicated to the field, offered to publish an article for any team that made it to the worldwide championships with a successful project – and here is ours. 

Why Living Cells Are The Future Of Data Processing

Biocomputers make maps, run logic gates, perform binary calculations and more.

Not all computers are made of silicon. By definition, a computer is anything that processes data, performs calculations, or uses so-called logic gates to turn inputs (for example, 1s and 0s in binary code) into outputs. And now, a small international community of scientists is working to expand the realm of computers to include cells, animals, and other living organisms. Some of their experiments are highly theoretical; others represent the first steps toward usable biological computers. All are attempts to make life perform work now done by chips and circuit boards.

Last year, for example, a computer scientist at the University of the West of England named Andy Adam­atzky and a team of Japanese researchers built logic gates that ran on soldier crabs. First they constructed mazes that replicated the shape of the wires in a computer’s logic gates.

Then they chased two swarms of crabs (inputs) from one end of the gate to the other. When the swarms collided, they combined to form a new swarm (output), which often headed in the direction of the sum of their vectors, demonstrating that a living, somewhat random system can produce useful order.

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GIS help

For the GIS help, to give specific instruction we would need to know what program they are using; I’d assume ArcMap since that’s what most uni’s seem to use, but i could be wrong. It’s really hard to explain this stuff in text alone, because they are probably not familiar enough with the terms for me to give instructions. Here are some beginner videos that might help, and also you can almost always google the problem to find answers for these programs, and that will get you the official help pages as well. Something like “arcmap 10 join table to polygon” would work, and they usually have pictures. vids:


NYC’s Microbial Makeup, Slime Mold Plays Piano


‘Biocomputer Music’ is a composition for piano and biocomputer. The biocomputer is an unprecedented musical machine built in my research laboratory at ICCMR (Plymouth University) based on programmable organisms cultured on circuit boards, and which are capable of growing their own circuits. This movie introduces the research behind this technology and the musical ideas that motivated the composition.


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“ In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
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In the province of the mind, there are no limits.
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All human beings, all persons who reach adulthood in the world today are #programmed #biocomputers. No one of us can escape our own #nature as programmable entities. Literally, each of us may be our programs, nothing more, nothing less.
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You don’t have to suffer continual #chaos in order to #grow.
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There are no mistakes, there are only correctable errors. There are no errors, there are only alternate programs.
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The #fear that the #universe is not what you assume it to be is very basic, especially when you know damn well it isn’t what you assume it to be.
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Our only security is our ability to change. ” - #DR JOHN C. LILLY, the illumababy mind Kentroller programmer, lol.
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ONETIME I read a list on like all the SUPPOSEDLY greatest illuminati mind kentroll programmers, i research all of em, read alot of they stuff, kuz wisdom is power, many were doctors, sum high high rank army muthafukkas, out of all of em i liked JOHN C LILLY stuff da most, i think kuz of what he did to #DOLPHINS, lol, shits hella funny to me, poor dolphins, #illuminatti is like #VOODOO, if u believe its TRUE it becum TRUE, 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞 🌞
Ur mind ken either enslave u or #empower u, sun of u guys minds is very powerful, sun of u minds is very weak it’s deep…hahaha, Goodmorning. #Shoutout to my MOM who just called me, she just came back from a cruise. She’s #super #cool. Goldbaby, R.o.S.E baby,
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