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by jordansparks
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Community

Over the years, I've purchased some land to expand my software company. In the process, I've ended up with seven rental houses, so I've naturally toyed with the idea of building a cryonics community. At one point, I even had plans drawn up for an RV park on part of the property. But here's the probl...
by jordansparks
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Trust the Science
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Trust the Science

I happened to come across a recent video of Bill Faloon giving one of his many talks about anti-aging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cHI6JtVLc8 I wouldn't necessarily recommend wasting your time watching it. My comments here are going to be very general. They would apply to this video as well as ...
by jordansparks
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Building shell is complete
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: Building shell is complete

Sprinkler system is installed.
by jordansparks
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Exponential Growth
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: Exponential Growth

Ha ha. I just read an article in Politico where the author referred to the spread of the virus in California as logarithmic. That's not quite right. Logarithmic growth (aka logistic growth) usually refers to the inverse of exponential growth, when the curve starts out steep and then levels off. It's...
by jordansparks
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Building shell is complete
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Building shell is complete

The shell of our new 8000 sf building is complete. It's now weatherproof and secure, interior framing is done, and landscaping is done. Progress will continue slowly over the next year or so. It will need heat, electricity, drywall, etc.
by jordansparks
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Exponential Growth
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Exponential Growth

Exponential growth refers to a doubling over a period of time. For example, computer hardware power has been doubling every 3 years or so. Kurzweil claims that this exponential growth can be generalized to technology as a whole, and that this has been happening for thousands of years or longer. I ag...
by jordansparks
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Server issues

I think it's under control now. Back to normal.
by jordansparks
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Server issues

I've turned off private messaging. Sorry if some of you got spammed by the bastards.
by jordansparks
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Server issues

Ugh. The spammers are persistent. The forum may be locked from time to time while I fight the spammers. No legit new users should try to register until I get this sorted out, since I'm deleting new users in bulk.
by jordansparks
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Server issues

New server is installed and forum moved over. The spammers found it really quickly, though. I just had to delete 40 of them. Anti-spam measures were implemented. Turning the forum back on and opening it up for use. Hoping we don't get hit too hard by spammers.
by jordansparks
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Server issues

The server hosting this forum has been crashing a lot lately. I've ordered a new one. Thanks for your patience.
by jordansparks
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Revival scenarios
Replies: 0
Views: 786

Revival scenarios

I've been firmly convinced for over 10 years that revival will be purely digital rather than biological. In either case, you must first scan and fix everything digitally. The engineering must involve being able to run an emulation, ensuring that the mind can wake up. If you want to revive someone bi...
by jordansparks
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Helping the cryonics cause
Replies: 16
Views: 3989

Re: Helping the cryonics cause

Well, that's nice. But the obvious glaring question is how that helps us survive. I don't think it helps. A smattering of new members here and there isn't going to make much of a difference. We lost the numbers game. Maybe you think it's good that those 25 people will now survive. But I don't think ...
by jordansparks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Osiris and Dvir Derhy
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

Osiris and Dvir Derhy

Osiris is a fairly new cryonics company. It's a one man show run by Dvir Derhy. https://osiriscryonics.com/ I'm aware of at least two patients at that facility. Dvir has no medical or scientific background at all and really doesn't have a clue what he's doing, but has amazingly managed to put togeth...
by jordansparks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Professionals
Replies: 0
Views: 1837

Professionals

When I use the term cryonics "professional", I keep assuming it's obvious what I'm talking about. Apparently, the dysfunctional cryonics establishment has abused that term for so long that everyone's confused about this simple concept. A professional is someone who is skilled in a specific...
by jordansparks
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wait but Why
Replies: 23
Views: 7971

Re: Wait but Why

I was reminded off list of Curtis Henderson, who sat for an hour at the hospital waiting for the funeral director, and who seems to have benefited from CPS, as evidenced by the CO2 detector. But did he really benefit, in the end, from having lay people perform his procedures? That was a topic of muc...
by jordansparks
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wait but Why
Replies: 23
Views: 7971

Re: Wait but Why

We're all frustrated because our options are so bad. Arguing is one way to feel like we're getting somewhere. It doesn't actually solve any problems unless the people arguing are making independent progress.
by jordansparks
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wait but Why
Replies: 23
Views: 7971

Re: Wait but Why

That looks like something Mike would say. I'm not sure if I want to get into a proxy argument. The simple answer is that that's true if the patient died suddenly, and if you start soon enough, and if the setting allows it. But I'm not sure any cryonics case meets those criteria. I think it's rare th...
by jordansparks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Hayworth statement
Replies: 0
Views: 1429

Hayworth statement

Dr. Ken Hayworth posted this letter in Jan, 2018: http://www.brainpreservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/letterofsupportforasc_kennethhayworth_jan2018-signed.pdf In the letter, he supports combining aldehyde fixation with cryopreservation -- the exact protocol that we have been pursuing for yea...
by jordansparks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Glyoxal fixative
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Glyoxal fixative

The only way to improve quality is going to be to nurture a set of dedicated full-time professionals who routinely perform a case every few weeks. That's just the baseline for obtaining decent quality in any business. Changing fixative, technique, or equipment is irrelevant without that foundation i...
by jordansparks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Glyoxal fixative
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Glyoxal fixative

Thank you for bringing this up. I have looked into glyoxal, and there are some claims that it penetrates faster and preserves cell morphology better. I'm not at all interested in any reversibility qualities. My ideal brain preservation would look like a solid block of epoxy, so I consider reversibil...
by jordansparks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Glyoxal fixative
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Glyoxal fixative

This post was made by cryomorph at the end of a different thread, but I think it deserves its own thread. Hi Jordan.... Here is a copy of a post that I put up on NCN earlier today. Save me having to write it all out again. Thought I'd copy it over to this thread as I know you don't 'tune in' to NCN ...
by jordansparks
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: ASC vs Vitrification
Replies: 7
Views: 2806

Re: ASC vs Vitrification

I've also laid out future repair scenarios, with my rough estimates of timelines. http://www.oregoncryo.com/futureTechnology.html I think what might be still missing on the website is a page describing what you might do with this information once retrieved. It won't be 100%. Scenarios to resolve thi...
by jordansparks
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: persufflation with helium or oxygen or nitric oxide or something else
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: persufflation with helium or oxygen or nitric oxide or something else

Sure, that's possible in theory. But I also think it sounds absolutely crazy complicated for a real case. I also don't see any advantage compared to ASC. So you have an extremely complex procedure that hasn't even been demonstrated or perfected yet, and also has no advantage. No, thank you.
by jordansparks
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: ASC vs Vitrification
Replies: 7
Views: 2806

Re: ASC vs Vitrification

I never said ASC was more toxic. Exactly the opposite. See http://www.oregoncryo.com/suspendedAnimation.html . The word "toxic" is an absolutely meaningless term in this context. With all cryonics, we will need to repair covalent bonds, so there is no additional complexity at all to also r...
by jordansparks
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wait but Why
Replies: 23
Views: 7971

Re: Wait but Why

Not that again. To everyone else, that page seems to be nothing but completely incoherent rambling. It's amazingly long. It's a total waste of your time to try to make sense of it. I already wasted a good 30 minutes of my life thinking that there might be something rational buried within.
by jordansparks
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wait but Why
Replies: 23
Views: 7971

Re: Wait but Why

That spreadsheet deserves a new thread. It looks like it took forever.
by jordansparks
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: ASC vs Vitrification
Replies: 7
Views: 2806

Re: ASC vs Vitrification

I think ASC is suitable for future revival -- even better than older cryonics technology.
by jordansparks
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: ECMO as last will
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: ECMO as last will

No, it's not easier for a clinician to learn a different cannulation technique than to learn to fly a small plane. It only takes 10 to 20 hours of flying before you are allowed to solo. From there you have additional skills you could learn and you also have to do it regularly to maintain proficiency...
by jordansparks
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: ECMO as last will
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: ECMO as last will

I've ignored New Cryonet for a long time because they have no new information to offer me. This forum also has no new information to offer me, but it is one way to provide clarity about what I'm doing. I have no intention of reading Mr. (not Dr.) Darwin's 11 page response. While his medical knowledg...