Happy Metrology Day!
World Metrology Day
Metrology teaches how to use, calibrate and interpret
tools and methods of measurement. There has never been a University Department Of Metrology, which explains why it's still a clean and valid discipline. Nobody has the job title of Metrologist, but most technician-level workers, especially in medical areas, do a whole lot of metrology. For instance, an audiologist has to devise methods to detect fake hearing loss.
There's only one World-Famous Metrologist: Fanny Farmer,
who taught cooks the value of the Level Cup and the Level Tablespoon.
I didn't realize there was a special day for the subject, but it's always been important in my life. For most of my career I did technician-type work in acoustics and related subjects. Metrology was a central part of my work: knowing the limits of your measuring tools, finding the baseline, knowing the appropriate standards, calibrating to the standards, making the necessary adjustments to the tool or the measurements.
My long experience with calibration is why I'm so ferociously enraged at the murderous "scientists" who run the Global Warming hoax. It's a crime against Nature and a crime against Humanity, but at base it's a crime against proper measurement. These evil monsters intentionally ignore all the standards of metrology. They use 'tools' like tree rings that have no definite relationship to temperature, they ignore obvious defects in their real thermometers, they toss numbers together without regard for precision, and when that fails they simply make up numbers to "prove" their "case". They do it for money and power, and they reap the respect of the ignorant elites who call this crime "science" because it helps the elites gain money money money money MONEY and power power power power POWER.
I've always 'celebrated' metrology, or more precisely the National Bureau of Standards, on New Year's Eve. Since 1971 I've had a tradition of listening to WWV
on whatever short-wave receiver was available. At first it was the majestic 8-tube Philco that Polistra is using here. That radio could pick up anything and make it sound like a concert hall. More recently it's been little battery-powered Chinese crap. Either way, as long as I can hear that special high beep at Zero Hours Zero Minutes Coordinated Universal Time
, it's Happy New Year!
(Graphical note: Regular WWV listeners will understand Happystar's slo-mo 'dance moves'.)
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Next morning: By a neat coincidence, the first OTR clip on my bedtime playlist last night was a Lum & Abner episode containing a tribute to metrology. Clip is here;
the cautionary tale about calibration starts about 4 minutes into the clip.