Sunday, July 21, 2024

Patriotic Republicans & Democrats MUST Unite To SAVE The Real UNITED States Of America - IMRAN™

Patriotic Republicans & Democrats MUST Unite To SAVE The Real UNITED States Of America - IMRAN™

Only the Democrats could have managed to turn a corrupt, incompetent, megalomaniac, felon, rapist, and buffoon like Trump into a strong contender to get back into the White House. Joe Biden carries the majority of the blame for that colossal failure, and becoming the "Genocide Joe" and "senile uncle" image that turned even his past voters against him.

Now that he has done the right thing by dropping out, I would not have rushed into giving Kamala Harris the candidacy. However, if that is what it has to be, I still hold a sliver of hope for this to be a truly historic opportunity for patriotic Americans to recreate and save truly UNITED States of America.

I do not belong to any political party. I vote based on issues. I never understood people putting parties, or even worse, personalities and false messiahs above country.
But if true patriots (not the flag waving bible thumping hypocrites who support a rap!st/tr@itor) want to really save democracy, then real Republicans AND ALL Democrats have to create a unified ticket.

If Kamala Harris is the Democrat Presidential candidate, then we need a Republican as a VP candidate with her. I think Adam Kinzinger as VP would make for a truly unifying ticket.

The chance of that happening may be 0.0001%. But, In My Humble Opinion, that is how we must unite to save USA from becoming an English speaking Afghanistan in a few years. What do you think?

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Monday, July 08, 2024

Setting Fire To The Rain - IMRAN™ There were weather systems on the flight from Long Island, New York, to Tampa Bay, Florida, tonight. Instead of flying south along the eastern seaboard of the United States with views of the Atlantic Ocean coastline, we had to detour around a few areas. Flying into the sun heading out to the Gulf of Mexico, right past sunset over Carter’s Lake in Georgia, south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, the sunlight seemed to set the clouds on fire above — with cool darkness falling below this evening. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #flying #aviation #clouds #travel #Georgia #sunset #sunlight #nature #weather #piloting #TravelPics #SouthwestAirlines Southwest AirlinesSetting Fire To The Rain - IMRAN™ There were weather systems on the flight from Long Island, New York, to Tampa Bay, Florida, tonight. Instead of flying south along the eastern seaboard of the United States with views of the Atlantic Ocean coastline, we had to detour around a few areas. Flying into the sun heading out to the Gulf of Mexico, right past sunset over Carter’s Lake in Georgia, south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, the sunlight seemed to set the clouds on fire above — with cool darkness falling below this evening. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #flying #aviation #clouds #travel #Georgia #sunset #sunlight #nature #weather #piloting #TravelPics #SouthwestAirlines Southwest Airlines


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Friday, July 05, 2024

Get Your Tin Foil Hats Ready! "I Can Read Your Mind" Becoming Reality - IMRAN™ Talk about mind-reading. Scientists have made an exciting discovery by mapping how our brains understand the meanings of words. This new map shows that our brains use similar categories to classify words, which helps us make sense of language. The study, focused on English words, is a step towards understanding how our brains store language. By mapping brain cells’ responses to words, we can start building a “thesaurus of meaning.” Published in Nature, the research highlights how the auditory cortex processes word sounds, while the prefrontal cortex deciphers their meanings. Previous studies used brain imaging to map word meanings, but a team of researchers recorded real-time neuron activity in epilepsy patients with implanted electrodes. Participants listened to sentences, and the scientists tracked which neurons fired. They found that specific neurons responded to words in similar categories, like actions or people. Words with related meanings, such as “mouse” and “rat,” triggered similar neuronal patterns. Interestingly, the prefrontal cortex neurons distinguished words by meaning, not sound. For example, “son” activated family-related neurons, but “Sun” did not, despite sounding the same. As someone who speaks English, Urdu, Punjabi, and is learning French, it would be fascinating to literally "see" how multi-lingual people's neurons operate. These researchers could partially determine what participants heard by observing neuron activity, identifying general themes like animals, actions, and food. This detailed understanding of single-neuron activity is crucial for developing brain-computer interfaces to restore speech. Of course, the great risk to our freedoms would come from Big Brother literally being able to read our minds and know our thoughts. Add in the great power of Artificial Intelligence overlaid on these bio-medical, medical-imaging, and bio-engineering breakthroughs and.... I know what you're thinking. Just Kidding... Or, am I ? :-) https://ift.tt/cCPM9NJ © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #news #medicine #languages #brain #intelligence #comprehension #learning #human Photo Not Mine, see URL.Get Your Tin Foil Hats Ready! "I Can Read Your Mind" Becoming Reality - IMRAN™ Talk about mind-reading. Scientists have made an exciting discovery by mapping how our brains understand the meanings of words. This new map shows that our brains use similar categories to classify words, which helps us make sense of language. The study, focused on English words, is a step towards understanding how our brains store language. By mapping brain cells’ responses to words, we can start building a “thesaurus of meaning.” Published in Nature, the research highlights how the auditory cortex processes word sounds, while the prefrontal cortex deciphers their meanings. Previous studies used brain imaging to map word meanings, but a team of researchers recorded real-time neuron activity in epilepsy patients with implanted electrodes. Participants listened to sentences, and the scientists tracked which neurons fired. They found that specific neurons responded to words in similar categories, like actions or people. Words with related meanings, such as “mouse” and “rat,” triggered similar neuronal patterns. Interestingly, the prefrontal cortex neurons distinguished words by meaning, not sound. For example, “son” activated family-related neurons, but “Sun” did not, despite sounding the same. As someone who speaks English, Urdu, Punjabi, and is learning French, it would be fascinating to literally "see" how multi-lingual people's neurons operate. These researchers could partially determine what participants heard by observing neuron activity, identifying general themes like animals, actions, and food. This detailed understanding of single-neuron activity is crucial for developing brain-computer interfaces to restore speech. Of course, the great risk to our freedoms would come from Big Brother literally being able to read our minds and know our thoughts. Add in the great power of Artificial Intelligence overlaid on these bio-medical, medical-imaging, and bio-engineering breakthroughs and.... I know what you're thinking. Just Kidding... Or, am I ? :-) https://ift.tt/cCPM9NJ © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #news #medicine #languages #brain #intelligence #comprehension #learning #human Photo Not Mine, see URL.


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Thursday, July 04, 2024

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Tampa Bay Residents Suffering From Florida Winter Weather - IMRAN™

Tampa Bay Residents Suffering From Florida Winter Weather - IMRAN™
This was the scene on a typical winter morning on Tampa Bay in February. I had not flown my DJI M3P drone in a while, and this seemed like the perfect day to do it. Notice the way we suffer such weather.... by going boating or to the beach, for example. 

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Wednesday, July 03, 2024

A (Fourth) Home (Music Studio) In My Musical Odyssey Over 40 Years! - IMRAN™ Despite lacking formal music education or innate talent, and possessing a singing voice notorious for its rapid crowd-dispersing ability, I once believed that an arsenal of synthesizers and gear could compensate for these shortcomings. This hypothesis, however, has remained unproven over four decades. My journey with MIDI began when I was recognized as Pakistan’s pioneer in electronic music by Jang News’ weekend magazine, with a cover story & interview, literally 40 years ago. That was at my first home-based music studio in Lahore. The Atari 520ST with a Casio HT3000 were my primary tools. Over the years, many musical creations were also lost when computers died, or the operating systems and music sequencers became obsolete. I still have some floppy disks from then, which I have to dig up—if I could make the time. My second home-based music studio was at my Columbia University off-campus apartment in Manhattan, New York. That was based on the Atari 1040ST & Mega ST4 with Dr. T’s KCS & Opcode’s OMS software, as well as a Yamaha YB200, and a Yamaha guitar. I still have those tools in NY after 35 years! Lack of time, too many interests, and procrastination have been my lifelong challenges. At some junctures in life, I have achieved some goals by having bursts of activity. One such flurry led to the impromptu recording of a music session at my third home-based music studio at my Long Island, New York residence. That culminated in the debut of my first album two decades ago. nTrance, that album, is available on Apple Music and Spotify (links in comments). Apple PowerBook laptops, Korg Karma, Casio VZ1M, Yamaha RB-01, Akai MPK synthesizers, Roland R5 drum machine, Behringer mixer, Opcode & iConnect interfaces, Mackie studio monitors, with Logic Studio (one of two gifts I cherish receiving from the late legend Steve Jobs) were the primary tools, which I still fire up sometimes. Yes, I still have all of those, including even the boxes for some of those! Since then, time has eluded me, preventing a repeat of such long bursts of creative endeavors. Over the years, I’ve composed numerous tracks, primarily as accompaniments to my 360x360 VR and nature & travel videos. The challenge now lies in transcending procrastination to pull them all together, do a real mixing project, and unveil the much-anticipated (at least by me!) second album. I am blessed to have my fourth home-based music studio at my blessed home on Tampa Bay, Florida—but even more lack of time, and no change in the lack of talent! Two MacBook Pros, a Microsoft Surface, Yamaha MODX8+ & MOXF8 synthesizers, ROLI Seaboard Rise 2 MPE, Akai MPK, plus Casio digital keyboards, Bose, Rode & Tascam audio, Yamaha MG20XU mixer & H8 studio monitors make up this one. Looking ahead, I joke about utilizing my latest musical gadgets to produce a third album within the next quarter-century. Jesting aside, life’s unpredictability reminds me that tomorrow is never guaranteed. I just have to do a better job overcoming procrastination, and I must make time despite my other responsibilities. Amidst the rise of AI-generated content, my aspiration is to share my authentic, human-crafted music, as flawed as it may be, preserving its significance in an era increasingly dominated by artificial intelligence creations. I appreciate your time spent reading this, and I’m grateful for your support in listening to and sharing my music with others. �© 2024 IMRAN™A (Fourth) Home (Music Studio) In My Musical Odyssey Over 40 Years! - IMRAN™ Despite lacking formal music education or innate talent, and possessing a singing voice notorious for its rapid crowd-dispersing ability, I once believed that an arsenal of synthesizers and gear could compensate for these shortcomings. This hypothesis, however, has remained unproven over four decades. My journey with MIDI began when I was recognized as Pakistan’s pioneer in electronic music by Jang News’ weekend magazine, with a cover story & interview, literally 40 years ago. That was at my first home-based music studio in Lahore. The Atari 520ST with a Casio HT3000 were my primary tools. Over the years, many musical creations were also lost when computers died, or the operating systems and music sequencers became obsolete. I still have some floppy disks from then, which I have to dig up—if I could make the time. My second home-based music studio was at my Columbia University off-campus apartment in Manhattan, New York. That was based on the Atari 1040ST & Mega ST4 with Dr. T’s KCS & Opcode’s OMS software, as well as a Yamaha YB200, and a Yamaha guitar. I still have those tools in NY after 35 years! Lack of time, too many interests, and procrastination have been my lifelong challenges. At some junctures in life, I have achieved some goals by having bursts of activity. One such flurry led to the impromptu recording of a music session at my third home-based music studio at my Long Island, New York residence. That culminated in the debut of my first album two decades ago. nTrance, that album, is available on Apple Music and Spotify (links in comments). Apple PowerBook laptops, Korg Karma, Casio VZ1M, Yamaha RB-01, Akai MPK synthesizers, Roland R5 drum machine, Behringer mixer, Opcode & iConnect interfaces, Mackie studio monitors, with Logic Studio (one of two gifts I cherish receiving from the late legend Steve Jobs) were the primary tools, which I still fire up sometimes. Yes, I still have all of those, including even the boxes for some of those! Since then, time has eluded me, preventing a repeat of such long bursts of creative endeavors. Over the years, I’ve composed numerous tracks, primarily as accompaniments to my 360x360 VR and nature & travel videos. The challenge now lies in transcending procrastination to pull them all together, do a real mixing project, and unveil the much-anticipated (at least by me!) second album. I am blessed to have my fourth home-based music studio at my blessed home on Tampa Bay, Florida—but even more lack of time, and no change in the lack of talent! Two MacBook Pros, a Microsoft Surface, Yamaha MODX8+ & MOXF8 synthesizers, ROLI Seaboard Rise 2 MPE, Akai MPK, plus Casio digital keyboards, Bose, Rode & Tascam audio, Yamaha MG20XU mixer & H8 studio monitors make up this one. Looking ahead, I joke about utilizing my latest musical gadgets to produce a third album within the next quarter-century. Jesting aside, life’s unpredictability reminds me that tomorrow is never guaranteed. I just have to do a better job overcoming procrastination, and I must make time despite my other responsibilities. Amidst the rise of AI-generated content, my aspiration is to share my authentic, human-crafted music, as flawed as it may be, preserving its significance in an era increasingly dominated by artificial intelligence creations. I appreciate your time spent reading this, and I’m grateful for your support in listening to and sharing my music with others. �© 2024 IMRAN™


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Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Surreal Stunning Sunset Scene End June DJI Drone HDR - IMRAN™ This breathtaking sunset scene was captured by my DJI drone after it had landed. I took five photos, which were then merged to create this high dynamic range (HDR) image. The distant clouds and fiery sky are in sharp focus. Due to the windy conditions, the fast-moving clouds closer to me exhibit some ghosting from slight positional changes between the shots. However, the overall impact—even as a cropped JPG image—is quite incredible. © 2024 IMRAN™ #Florida #IMRAN #sunset #HDR #photography #photographoftheday #photooftheday #bestphoto #nature #cloud #seascape #drone DJI #TampaBay #ApolloBeachSurreal Stunning Sunset Scene End June DJI Drone HDR - IMRAN™ This breathtaking sunset scene was captured by my DJI drone after it had landed. I took five photos, which were then merged to create this high dynamic range (HDR) image. The distant clouds and fiery sky are in sharp focus. Due to the windy conditions, the fast-moving clouds closer to me exhibit some ghosting from slight positional changes between the shots. However, the overall impact—even as a cropped JPG image—is quite incredible. © 2024 IMRAN™ #Florida #IMRAN #sunset #HDR #photography #photographoftheday #photooftheday #bestphoto #nature #cloud #seascape #drone DJI #TampaBay #ApolloBeach


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Oh, Baby, Dear (No Rain) Deer Outside NY Home - IMRAN™


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