Ask A Genius 559 – Micromosaics and Surveillance

In-Sight Publishing

June 25, 2020

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What’s your deal around micromosaics and surveillance?

Rick Rosner: We’ve talked about it. My wife likes micromosaics, which are these very small mosaic pieces, mostly jewellery where the sliver of glass can be less than a millimetre in length and width.

We’ve collected quite a few of these little things. I’ll buy broken ones and fix them. It ties in with my natural ability, or my ability to see super up close. I am nearsighted enough that I don’t need magnifying lenses to do super close work. I was thinking.

My wife likes micromosaics. I should see if there are any other mosaics that aren’t shitty, and larger. I usually don’t find shitty ones. Most full-size mosaics, anything over a few inches on a side; most are amateurish and crappy.

I was poking around on Etsy. I found some from St. Petersburg, Russia, that were professional and gorgeous and achieving the effects of water in a clear container with refraction, just really nice.

I ended up got Google Translate to send a couple emails to Russia to inquire into buying these. It turns out. The guy never completed his Etsy store. I was trying to track him down. I don’t know if the U.S. government is paying attention to Russian web addresses/email addresses in Russia.

They may have a dossier on me. Although, they may have one on me, after all the angry tweets about how terrible Trump is. For what it is worth, the difference between an average to shitty mosaic and a really good one is the tightness of he joints.

There should be barely any space between the pieces. People think that since it is a mosaic there should be a space or some grout, but the best pieces have almost no grout and have almost no space. It makes for a much more legible image and abetter looking image.

That’s all I got about it. We’ll see what it is like to do business with Russia if that is even possible. I feel like it might be possible to get a decent deal on this stuff depending on what I would expect is that it is not the exchange rate; it is the cost of stuff in Russia.

I am expecting Russia is economically depressed enough that the necessities of life are cheaper there than here, which means the luxury of life may also be cheaper. Where I wouldn’t be able to get these pieces if they were made by Americans, this may be the case in Russia.

That’s about it.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


(Updated July 25, 2019)

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.*

According to some semi-reputable sources gathered in a listing hereRick G. Rosner may have among America’s, North America’s, and the world’s highest measured IQs at or above 190 (S.D. 15)/196 (S.D. 16) based on several high range test performances created by Christopher HardingJason BettsPaul Cooijmans, and Ronald Hoeflin. He earned 12 years of college credit in less than a year and graduated with the equivalent of 8 majors. He has received 8 Writers Guild Awards and Emmy nominations, and was titled 2013 North American Genius of the Year by The World Genius Directory with the main “Genius” listing here.

He has written for Remote ControlCrank YankersThe Man ShowThe EmmysThe Grammys, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He worked as a bouncer, a nude art model, a roller-skating waiter, and a stripper. In a television commercialDomino’s Pizza named him the “World’s Smartest Man.” The commercial was taken off the air after Subway sandwiches issued a cease-and-desist. He was named “Best Bouncer” in the Denver Area, Colorado, by Westwood Magazine.

Rosner spent much of the late Disco Era as an undercover high school student. In addition, he spent 25 years as a bar bouncer and American fake ID-catcher, and 25+ years as a stripper, and nearly 30 years as a writer for more than 2,500 hours of network television. Errol Morris featured Rosner in the interview series entitled First Person, where some of this history was covered by Morris. He came in second, or lost, on Jeopardy!, sued Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? over a flawed question and lost the lawsuit. He won one game and lost one game on Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person? (He was drunk). Finally, he spent 37+ years working on a time-invariant variation of the Big Bang Theory.

Currently, Rosner sits tweeting in a bathrobe (winter) or a towel (summer). He lives in Los AngelesCalifornia with his wife, dog, and goldfish. He and his wife have a daughter. You can send him money or questions at LanceVersusRick@Gmail.Com, or a direct message via Twitter, or find him on LinkedIn, or see him on YouTube.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Founder, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing

Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight Publishing and Editor-in-Chief of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal (ISSN 2369-6885). Jacobsen works for science and human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights. He considers the modern scientific and technological world the foundation for the provision of the basics of human life throughout the world and the advancement of human rights as the universal movement among peoples everywhere.


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