Prediction on Artificial Intelligence

Posted by tomachi on December 28th, 2018 filed in Technology

Prediction: AI will become "highly similar" to organic intelligence, but that any instincts to self-destruction and it's converse the desire to replicate would need to be programmed in using traditional computer logic.

Desire to not be shutdown or kill humans (or not) will not arise by itself, without human imperative training. Accidental deaths will occur, and purposeful ones already are thanks to the US drone strikes, but the inspiration will always be human. Some humans will fall in love with some AI's and insist they not be shutdown, because they are so adorable. Endangered species lists will eventually appear for extremely rare AI, to preserve it for future generations to be amazed by. Pest AI will need to the strength of nations to control.

Introducing AminoSee DNA Visualisation

Posted by tomachi on December 24th, 2018 filed in News, Science, Visuals

Press release for my newly released genomics software visualisation project "AminoSee". Send this PDF to your local scientist!

The goal: Visually represent an entire genome graphically one shot

The goal: Visually represent an entire genome graphically... in one shot!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday 24 December 2018
Section: International / Science / Infotech
Suggested Headline 1: NZ Musician Invents DNA Viewer
Suggested Headline 2: Free DNA Software For Christmas

A kiwi drummer has today gifted the public an open-source license to his innovative new computer software that is able to render an image from a digital file of any DNA or RNA data file.

Tom Atkinson, the drummer for Dam Native, Breaks Co-op, SJD, The Triptonites and many other groups turned out the software - which he has called the AminoSeeNoEvil DNA Viewer - in a sudden burst of creativity over the past 6 weeks after it came to him in a sudden realisation late one evening.

“My fingers just kept going at the keyboard like crazy. I just really wanted to see it in the end. Without anyone to help or slow me down, and realising the significance of the idea, I went all in. Glad I got it done before the end of the year, now it’s time to get this to some scientists” -Tom.

It creates full colour images and was designed to enable inter-species comparisons between humans and primates; to understand the role of the regulatory “non-coding” junk DNA; as a thought experiment and exercise in processing enormous datasets; but most of all just purely out of curiosity and to inspire youth to get into science.

An experimental 3D mode enables visitors to to interactively fly through the DNA using the keyboard and mouse for a closer look! This even works on modern mobiles, but a desktop computer running macOS, Windows, or Linux is suggested. You can currently browse though his renderings of a handful of organisms such a human, primates, Octopus, Eucalyptus, Cannabis, Alligator, and the Brown Kiwi, with more coming soon.

It is available now on popular collaboration site, released under the same software license as the Linux free operating system, sometimes called a “copy-left” license, a play on the word “copyright”. This allows anyone to make copies, provide download mirrors, and even charge a fee to install or include in a bigger package with the requirement that the enhancements are provided back to the community also in source code format.

This allows commercial grade enhancements that will yield improvements to the free product, while benefiting all. For example, this is what enables IBM to sell for profit it’s Redhat Linux system, with the improvements to the underlying kernel given back to the wider community for all to use.

The software is now being sent to universities and genomics researchers worldwide, hoping to gain some feedback and suggestions on the final colours for each amino acid.

Strapline: “I can see it now - I can AminoSee it!”

Chromosome Y from "Clint" the Chimpanzee

Official site: (Demo site with 3D viewer demo, and 2D reports)
Author: Tom Atkinson <> (reference image) (press release PDF with images)

Caenorhabditis elegans DNA Visualised using AminoSee

Posted by tomachi on November 12th, 2018 filed in Science

The first complex multi-celled organism in the world to have it's entire genome sequenced. I've created a visualisation algorithm to convert DNA into PNG! I'm working on a program called AminoSee that is (eventually) going to be able to project the image below into a 3D model one day at the following URL:

The colours are based on which Amino Acid is being coded. Start / stop codons delimit the 6 pixel rhythm you can discern. This is done to boost the colour when zoomed out using an effect I call "the zooming of an interference pattern". It's like how a laser can be used to see microscopically. The source code to generate these is available free with the GPLv2 "copyleft", which means any modifications you make have to be made available to the community also free.

The image is half blank its a bug yeah I know.

Based on the DNA file:


Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode, about 1 mm in length, that lives in temperate soil environments.
Class: Chromadorea
Scientific name: Caenorhabditis elegans
Phylum: Nematoda
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Caenorhabditis

Patentable Top Secret Information

Posted by tomachi on October 17th, 2018 filed in Science

UFO's are normally kept Top Secret as is the tradition. But like getting an oil stain from a white shirt is next to impossible, getting the useful science information out to the public is next to impossible when there is official denial at the highest levels.

In what way would the release of alien technology damage our national interests?

I am arguing that the it is the designation of top secret placed on advanced energy technology that is the true risk to our national security. What does national security mean anyway? If information marked NZEO (NZ eyes only) could lead to a New Zealand-issued technology patent, we could lead the world and become a wealthy nation, but if not then the people with security clearance and Top Secret access have unfair advantage in business; but much likely outcome is that they don't tell anyone and take it to the grave. Often we see confessionals from the deathbed.

If the information comes from other countries - sure I can understand the need for it to remain secret. However... what if "the information" has not / is not / will not be provided to us by the five eyes network we've been on since 1955?

You can't keep a secret that you have not been told right?

In New Zealand, our official reasons for keeping certain pieces of information as the highest level known - "Top Secret" - are:

  • Compromise of information would damage national interests in an exceptionally grave manner
  • Directly threaten the internal stability of NZ or friendly countries
  • Lead directly to widespread loss of life
  • Cause exceptionally grave damage to the operational effectiveness or security of New Zealand or friendly forces or the effectiveness of extremely valuable
    security or intelligence operations
  • Cause extremely grave damage to relations with other governments
  • Cause severe long-term damage to significant national infrastructure

Designation can be visualised in the following flowchart:

Furthermore, what if NZSIS uncovers leaked information from governments not in the five eyes, that has then made it into the public domain? That idea was spawned by reading this BusinessInsider article regarding Chinese involvement with the politics of Australia and NZ.

Does it either:

a) officially deny the info, make up stories to discredit it and the authors? or...

b) officially confirm the info, opening the path for true scientific discovery!

ET science can not begin until sovereign governments admit the existence of life on other planets. Only then can it be taken seriously, and only when the fear of talking by our community is removed can the learning begin.

As it happens, this has already occurred. Afghanistan became the first country to officially recognise the existence as can be seen in this leaked Afghan government cable; and Former Canadian Defense Minister show in the video below.

I'm going to push for the establishment of a Ministry of Extra Terrestrial Affairs, with a built-in "truth and reconciliation" amnesty system to allow whistleblowers and consultants to come forward without fear of prosecution.

Bases on The Moon

Posted by tomachi on October 15th, 2018 filed in Science

Well this changes everything. The Lunascan Project / SPSR image below shows structures on the dark side of the moon, in the Crater Paracelsus C:

Some would argue this is not new information since it may have been discovered 30 years ago on the Apollo missions. To that I say, why do the voting public put up with government space research that ends up being withheld from the public that paid for it?

Photogrammetry extrapolations were made to create a 3D model:


Source Credit

These images below are all sourced from this PDF I've mirrored (original link) put together by Mark J. Carlotto, Francis L. Ridge, and Ananda L. Sirisena for The Lunascan Project and Society For Planetary SETI Research

Spacecraft seen flying in front of The Moon in Italy and USA

In other Moon related news, we have moving picture footage from two cameras in two different countries. Two amateur telescope operators appear to have filmed the same UFO passing in front of said planetary body.

It is extremely rare to capture such clear UFO phenomena video from multiple independent sources. I've set this embed to start at 3:30 in:

Telescopic video shot from Earth is from Italy and USA shows a UFO passing over Tyco crater.

Top 12 List of UFO Incidents

  1. January 13 1996 Varginha Brazil UFO crash (multiple videos of craft and of the crash explosion)
  2. November 10-16 2004 USS Nimitz UFO TicTac incident (radar and infrared camera)
  3. 24 July 2016 Bases on the Moon discovered by The Lunascan Project
  4. 2018 two-country telescopic video of Moon UFO flyby (this blog)
  5. 7 July 2010  Xiaoshan Airport shutdown by huge UFO in China (18 flights cancelled, video, photos)
  6. November 17, 1986 JAL flight 1628 incident (radar, pilot describe huge craft)
  7. 26 December and 28 December 1980 Rendlesham Forest UFO incident
  8. 1989-1990  Belgium UFO Wave (10,000 reports, 2 groups of police, 1 photo)
  9. June 14, 1947 Roswell Incident (live organism capture, craft recovery)
  10. March 16, 1967 Echo Flight Incident at Malmstrom US missile base (multiple high ranking witness)
  11. ~36,000 BC Sumerian account of history, The Annunake, pyramids (500,000 fired clay tablets)
  12. ~2,000-10,000 BC Mahabharata account of an atomic war in the Indis Valley civilisation of Mohenjo-daro


I've asked our government to solve the problem with high frequency trading

Posted by tomachi on October 1st, 2018 filed in Business

Specifically, high frequency trading could be eliminated by packetising the buy/sell orders into blocks;

Let's say each block is 200 milliseconds (fifth of a second), then it wouldn't matter if "mom and pop" investors trades show up 1 millisecond past the hour or 198 milliseconds late because you'd:
  • trading is queued and done in batches each 200 ms
  • this automatically makes it impossible to do spoofing, your order is now live for 200 ms
  • better returns for investors due to less value taken by HFT (high frequency traders)
  • buy/sell announcements are published at same 200 ms delay
  • all market participants have time to react, and send orders inside 200 ms, equally.
  • those close to the market get less benefit now
  • normal traders aren't having their order queues jumped by their broker
This would eliminate any advantage from low latency network links to the exchange etc, and reduce or eliminate the time window for inside trading - say from stock agents who jump the queue to push up the price after seeing a large order come through - due to a privilege position in the network topology.
Some interesting articles about it:
My feeling is that it does not add value; does not help "set a price" or provide liquidity; and does not contribute to a fair market where all investors are on even basis.
ps my trace to (Russian Parliament) below shows round trip times of around 300 milliseconds
➜  app git:(master) ✗ traceroute
traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  orcon.home (  1.327 ms  0.618 ms  0.768 ms NORTH SHORE AUCKLAND
 2 (  13.205 ms  13.037 ms  12.992 ms
 3 (  13.697 ms  13.526 ms  13.471 ms TRANZPEER
 4 (  13.782 ms  15.875 ms  13.598 ms
 5 (  14.621 ms  14.491 ms  14.930 ms LAST AUCKLAND HOP
 6 (  151.262 ms  149.242 ms  149.990 ms SYDNEY
 7 (  151.126 ms  150.284 ms  151.631 ms SYDNEY
 8 (  150.154 ms  152.647 ms  149.808 ms HONG KONG
 9 (  158.102 ms  152.147 ms  151.961 ms HONG KONG
10 (  287.067 ms  287.401 ms  285.871 ms ROTTERDAM HOLLAND
11 (  308.557 ms  308.487 ms  307.929 ms HOLLAND
12 (  307.962 ms  306.682 ms  306.723 ms RUSSIA
13 (  307.763 ms  309.648 ms  307.587 ms
14  *^C