Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Programming code "in Flash"

("In a time exposure with a telephoto lens, you can see that Polaris (bright dot) is not quite at the north celestial pole, but still close enough barely notice the difference. Photo: Bob King" Source:

"[John Jacobson, now a PhD candidate at UC San Diego in philosophy and cognitive sciences] said he set Holmes to work writing computer code for an experiment Jacobson had done involving a game of rock-paper-scissors, in which the computer always beats the human, no matter who goes first.

"The experiment was in Flash, which Jacobson said is best encoded using what’s called object-oriented programming. Holmes insisted on using what's known as procedural programming, much more time consuming and complicated, Jacobson said."


"Source Code" (Movie):

"Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes with a jolt to find himself on a commuter train heading into Chicago. Although the other passengers all seem to know him, he has absolutely no idea where—or even who—he is. The last thing Colter remembers is flying a helicopter mission in Iraq, but here he is in someone else’s life going through someone else’s morning commute. Before he can do anything an express train zooms by on the opposite track and a bomb explodes, seemingly killing Colter and all the other passengers.

"Colter comes to in an isolation chamber, strapped to a seat, and wearing his military flight suit. He still has no idea what’s happening, except that he’s being spoken to by mission controller Carol Goodwin (Vera Farmiga), who calmly recites a series of memory questions to which Colter is shocked to realize he knows the answers. He learns he’s part of an operation called 'Beleaguered Castle,' but before he can progress any further, Goodwin starts up the machinery and suddenly…Colter is back on the train, at exactly the same time he first appeared there, once again speeding through Chicago with the same group of commuters. Colter figures he’s in some kind of simulation exercise, with his task being to find the bomber onboard the train before it goes off again."


 "Change the Past, Save the Future"

"...[H]e's part of a government experiment called the 'Source Code,' a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life." Source: 

"It is going to be counterproductive for you to try to save anyone on that train. They are outside of the mission." ~ Colleen Goodwin

"[Rock paper scissors] is zero sum. The only equilibrium is in mixed strategies. Each plays each strategy with equal probability, resulting in an expected payoff of zero for each player."


"None of them can be saved. ... You cease to exist on the train. You cannot exist inside the source code beyond Fentress's eight minutes...Source Code is not time travel. Rather, source Code is time reassignment. It gives us access to a parallel reality." ~ Dr. Rutledge, Source Code

"Video emerged ... of Dark Knight killer James Holmes, showing the then-18-year-old as a seemingly happy and bright science student. During the summer of 2006, Holmes attended a science camp at Mirmar College in San Diego and the video shows him talking about his research on temporal illusions and the cross between fantasy and reality. ABC News aired the video, where Holmes is seen explaining his work: 'Over the course of the summer I've been working with a temporal illusion. It's an illusion that allows you to change the past.' "


(Flash illusions and "temporal context", by John E. Jacobson, et. al.)

"When a light bulb turns off, there's an afterglow, a lingering halo-like effect. You seen it? ... The brain is like that." ~ Dr. Rutledge

"Holmes was, however, extremely receptive to compliments, which was 'how I got him to do the little that he did,' Jacobson said."


"Flattery: The First Principle of Mind Control"

Michael A. Hoffman II, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare (Coeur d'Alene, ID: Independent History & Research, 2001), p. 20.

 "Beleaguered Castle" ("Source Code")

("Photo of H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle" Source:

See also Jim Brandon's mention of H. H. Holmes, as documented by Loren Coleman at:

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