General Science and Philosophy

1706 Submissions

[9] viXra:1706.0399 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-19 17:52:24

The Nature of Reality: A Christian Perspective.

Authors: Richard A. Stovall
Comments: 20 Pages.

Part One delineates the history of science and its primacy as to the nature of reality and addresses issues that need to be resolved concerning quantum theory and, to a lesser extent, relativity theory. Part Two delineates a modified form of idealism as a possible solution to the relevant theories. Part Three investigates the theological implications of said solution. Part Four advocates Christian mysticism as a practical method of personal confirmation.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[8] viXra:1706.0382 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-18 19:03:08

Breaking a Multi-Layer Crypter Through Reverse-Engineering, a Case Study Into the Man1 Crypter

Authors: Jason Reaves
Comments: 8 Pages.

Crypters and packers are common in the malware world, lots of tech- niques have been invented over the years to help people bypass security measures commonly used. One such technique where a crypter will use multiple, sometimes dynamically generated, layers to decode and unpack the protected executable allows a crypter to bypass common security mea- sures such as Antivirus. While at the end of this paper we will have con- structed a working proof of concept for an unpacker it is by no means meant as a production level mechanism, the goal is simply to show the reversing of routines found in a crypter while using a reverse-engineering framework that is geared towards shellcode analysis to our benefit for malware analysis.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[7] viXra:1706.0377 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-18 09:19:10

Dissecting the Dyre Loader

Authors: Jason Reaves
Comments: 8 Pages.

Dyre or Dyreza, is a pretty prominent figure in the world of financial malware. The Dyre of today comes loaded with a multitude of mod- ules and features while also appearing to be well maintained. The first recorded instance of Dyre I have found is an article in June 2014 and the sample in question is version 1001, while at the time of this report Dyre is already up to version 1166. While the crypters and packers have varied over time, for at least the past 6 months Dyre has used the same loader to perform it’s initial checks and injection sequence. It is the purpose of this report to go through the various techniques and algorithms present in the loader, and at times reverse them to python proof of concepts.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[6] viXra:1706.0368 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-17 01:25:47

Entry in Cancelled Nasa Competition

Authors: Rodney Bartlett
Comments: 3 Pages.

Subtitle - New Time Dimension, New Space-time Travel, & Computers of Unlimited Power In early May, I wrote the following entry for a competition being conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Today I received a disappointing email advising me that the competition has been cancelled. Here's part of what it said regarding the competition's purpose and the reasons for cancellation: "NASA Cancels its High Performance Fast Computing Challenge: After careful deliberation, NASA has decided to cancel the competition it announced six weeks ago that was designed to solicit the public’s help in speeding up its Pleiades supercomputer software. Called the High Performance Fast Computing Challenge, the contest was designed to reward qualified contenders who could change the agency’s FUN3D design software so that it could run 10 to 1,000 times faster without a decrease in accuracy. The extremely high number of applicants, more than 1,800, coupled with the difficulty in satisfying the extensive vetting requirements to control the public distribution of the software made it unlikely we would achieve the challenge’s original objectives in a timely manner." My submission does not include lines of programming for the simple reason that no coding beyond that currently being used is necessary. Since NASA was looking for coding to update its Pleiades supercomputer software, I am well aware that they undoubtedly wouldn't have even considered my entry. I don't want to waste my efforts to explain new programming (and new space-time travel), however. So I'll post my entry here.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[5] viXra:1706.0043 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-05 12:22:33

Introduction to Quantum Physics and Quantum Computers

Authors: Guillermo A Rios
Comments: 70 Pages.

In the first part of this science lecture we take Richard Feynman famous words about nobody understanding quantum mechanics as a challenge to be overcome a the level of a typical sophomore college students. As a second part we examine the principles of quantum computers and run Shor algorithm as an example.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[4] viXra:1706.0031 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-04 10:44:55

La Visión Y Planes Geopolíticos de Simón Bolívar Análisis Original Y Documentado

Authors: Guillermo A Rios
Comments: 8 Pages.

Sin asumir de entrada las usuales ideas preconcebidas acerca de Simón Bolívar, su obra y sus objetivos, este trabajo de investigación histórica se basa no en arengas de campos de batalla, o comunicaciones diplomáticas, etc, sino mayormente en cartas entre Bolívar y sus colaboradores de su mayor confianza. La razón de ello es que creemos que son en esos escritos donde se puede encontrar mejor lo que Bolívar realmente pensaba y planeaba. Todo eso es analizado en el contexto de la geopolítica, global y de la incipiente Latinoamérica, de los principios del siglo XIX.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[3] viXra:1706.0020 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-02 20:57:12

An Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks

Authors: Guillermo A Rios
Comments: 12 Pages. Science Lecture

An introduction to artificial neural networks at college sophomore level.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[2] viXra:1706.0004 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-01 12:32:16

On the "Mysterious" Effectiveness of Mathematics in Science

Authors: J Gerard Wolff
Comments: 25 Pages.

This paper notes first that the effectiveness of mathematics in science appears to some writers to be "mysterious" or "unreasonable". Then reasons are given for thinking that science is, at root, the search for compression in the world. At more length, several reasons are given for believing that mathematics is, fundamentally, a set of techniques for compressing information and their application. From there, it is argued that the effectiveness of mathematics in science is because it provides a means of achieving the compression of information which lies at the heart of science. The anthropic principle provides an explanation of why we find the world - aspects of it at least - to be compressible. Information compression may be seen to be important in both science and mathematics, not only as a means of representing knowledge succinctly, but as a basis for scientific and mathematical inferences - because of the intimate relation that is known to exist between information compression and concepts of prediction and probability. The idea that mathematics may be seen to be largely about the compression of information is in keeping with the view, supported by evidence that is outlined in the paper, that much of human learning, perception, and cognition may be understood as information compression. That connection is itself in keeping with the observation that mathematics is the product of human ingenuity and an aid to human thinking.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1] viXra:1706.0003 [pdf] submitted on 2017-06-01 12:39:35

Towards a New Mathematics for Science

Authors: J Gerard Wolff
Comments: 69 Pages.

In this paper, it is argued that, despite its many strengths and undoubted value in science, mathematics also has some weaknesses as a handmaiden for science. There appears to be potential in developing a new mathematics for science (NMFS) which is designed to overcome those weaknesses and to meet more fully the needs of science. As a background to the proposals: 1) The conclusions of a companion paper are noted - that mathematics is, fundamentally, a set of techniques for the compression of information and the application of those techniques; 2) That the effectiveness of mathematics in science is because it provides a means of achieving the compression of information which lies at the heart of science; 3) Since science and mathematics are products of the human intellect, it should not be surprising to find that the workings of the human mind has an influence on both of them; and 4) The significance of information compression in science and mathematics is in line with an abundance of other evidence for the significance of information compression in human learning, perception, and thinking. Continuing the theme of information compression as a unifying principle, the "SP theory of intelligence" and its realisation in the "SP computer model" demonstrate how diverse aspects of intelligence may be modelled via information compression within the powerful framework of "multiple alignment". An NMFS is proposed, created as an amalgamation of mathematics as it is today with the SP system as it is today, including developments in both areas that are anticipated now. It is envisaged that, for reasons described in the paper, the proposed NMFS will overcome several of the apparent weaknesses in mathematics. In several sections, there is discussion of some possible implications for science of the proposed NMFS, including: potential for the long-sought-after unification of quantum mechanics and general relativity; expansion of the concept of "object" in physics; ambiguity in human perception as an analogy for the concept of superposition in quantum mechanics; the phenomenon of discontinuous dependencies in natural languages as an analogy for nonlocality and entanglement in quantum mechanics; a "waterspout" interpretation for some of the two-slits experiments; potential advantages of the proposed NMFS in the realm of statistics; and its potential to be a vehicle for the representation of *all* kinds of scientific knowledge, with consequent benefits in the processing of that knowledge.
Category: General Science and Philosophy