Tiny signs of spring?
5/20: I've been keeping track of positive REAL developments in this item, originally dated 4/24. Simultaneously I've been tracking the infinitely evil ABSTRACTIONS of the psychopaths and holocausters. For my own EQUIPOISE, I'm going to keep the REAL stuff closer to the top of the blog so I can see it and remember it better. Real normalcy and abstract evil are moving farther apart, and the chance of a total return to REAL clampdown seems small but not zero.
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4/24: Street traffic indicates that Spokane is returning to normal fairly fast, despite the ongoing tyranny from Inslee. In the first week of the siege, every day was Christmas. Then traffic was about 1/3 normal for several weeks. Last week about 1/2 normal. Today for the first time traffic is indistinguishable from normal. If I hadn't been consciously watching, I wouldn't notice anything unusual.
Traffic in business parking lots is also approaching normal. A tax service in a NW Blvd strip mall is typically open by appointment most of the year, and open to public during March and April. This year it didn't open in March, so I figured it was killed by the siege. A couple days ago it opened with a flourish and a poster, and cleaned up the rest of the strip mall. (The rest of the mall has been vacant for a while, not a siege casualty.) Customers are in the office today.
4/30: This week street traffic is absolutely normal, maybe even above normal. Bus passenger count is returning to normal. At some point the bus system will have to give up the Security Theater, will have to "follow the science", now that "the science" has EastasiaEurasiad. Nobody will ever admit that the whole pile of carcasses was the most monumental and murderous and holocaustal fraud in all histories of all conceivable universes. I just want them to STOP the fucking war.
5/8: Traffic still normal and fast. A lot of the traffic is heavy construction vehicles, which gives me a microsmidgen of optimism. Contractors are connected to the chickenshit city "government", so they probably know something that isn't coming out in public yet. Still no panic or masks in the neighborhood, kids still playing outside. I LOVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Choosing to live here was the ONLY wise decision I've ever made. Another tiny positive change: The mobile dog groomer lady who normally spends Friday morning with a neighbor's poodles was absent for two months. This morning she's back.
5/18: After two weeks of constant, another definite increase in traffic, another increase in bus passengers, a slight decrease in visible Security Theater.
5/20: Beggars are back. This doesn't match the 1933 cheerfulness of BEER'S BACK! but it's a useful measurement. The sign-carrying dudes are on street corners, and I got sparechanged at the bus stop. I gave cheerfully if not beerfully. Beggars are good judges of market conditions. They've figured out that people in cars are willing to open their windows again, and people at bus stops are willing to touch hands again.
5/22: Two major decreases in Security Theater. I won't specify them because I don't want to cause trouble for the decreasers if they're 'unofficial'. One of them is probably 'official'.... Later: Apparently both are official, because the city "entered Phase 2" today. It's a meaningful change. Basically all businesses are now able to open, with restrictions on some. I'm surprised. I really didn't think Holocauster Inslee would EVER say Yes to a request. Now that he has said Yes, he'll have a hard time reversing the change, but I'm sure he'll find a way. Psychopathic thrill killers always find a way to create MAXIMUM CARNAGE.
5/27: I've already written an appreciation for the local cops who are trying to maintain civilization. I'll add an appreciation for the bus drivers who are doing the same, despite the satanic efforts of the holocaust accomplices who infest the upper levels of the city dysgovernment. The managers are placing the front-line employees in an EXTREMELY DIFFICULT position, and the front-line employees are handling it heroically.
Finally a GUILD response... but not here
During the long "global warming" monstrosity, and now during the "branded flu" holocaust, I've been asking steadily:
WHERE ARE THE GUILDS?
Where is the IMMUNE response from real scientists against the LETHAL MURDEROUS INFECTION OF SCIENCE by the psychopath-ogens of politicians? Who is defending the PERMANENT PROFESSION AND REPUTATION of science against the misuse of science by genocidal monsters?
Here's one competent GUILD response in Brazil. A letter written by Marcos Eberlin and 20 others. The signers are all CURRENTLY EMPLOYED scientists with lots of peer-reviewed citations. They place their names and pictures on the letter, placing their good reputations on the line. Most of the pictures show people in mid-career, not idealistic beginners.
During both monstrosities we've had occasional responses from RETIRED officials or RETIRED scientists. No good. If you were able to see this problem, why weren't you complaining about bad science when you were employed? Why didn't you use your authority to MODIFY BUDGETS toward real science? After you're retired, you're no more meaningful than any blogger or twitterite.
The strong opening:
During this pandemic, the term “science” has been used “ad nauseam”, that is, has been repeated to exhaustion: “Science, science, science”, “I’m pro-science”, “For from the science, through the science and to the science I guide my decisions and acts” and “I am, therefore, fully right to do so”. It is clear that the intention here is to lead all of us to the idea of decisions based on something unquestionable and infallible, as scientific as law, as the law of gravity.
Groups of “science experts” or famous YouTube scientists, many of them still “beginners” in science, some of them with a minimal or no experience in fighting pandemics, are selected by the establishment and the media to give “scientific aura” for the lockdown.
Rarely, there are situations in which we reach consensus in science, even a momentary consensus. Some defend the “Big Bang” and the theory of evolution, others, including myself, are skeptical of them. Some defend with data and papers the central role of men in global warming, others defend, with the same data and papers, that human activity is irrelevant. Scientists are human beings, therefore, skeptics and enquirers who can and should speak for themselves, like all scientists have the right to do, but NEVER A SCIENTIST OR A GROUP OF THEM CAN DECLARE TO BE AUTHORIZED TO SPEAK IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE!
Here's the GUILD part:
Who then speaks here in the name of “science”? Which group has a monopoly on reason and its exclusive authorization to be the spokesperson of “science”? Where is such authorization found?
One can choose an opinion, and base his strategy on it, this is fine, but no one should commit the sacrilege of protecting his decision risking to tarnish with it the “sacred mantle of science”.
The English isn't quite perfect, but the logic and the SCIENCE are perfect.
Will we ever see a similar response in US or UK? No. I don't even need to ask the question.
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Incidentally, it sounds like Bolsonaro is playing the same slimy game as Trump, probably learned from Trump. Giving satanic governors and mayors the green light to kill their own people, then pretending he doesn't like what they're doing. Talking out of both sides of his devilmouth, having his bloodcake and eating it. Psychopath's wet dream.
Inventions for sound are always DECADES behind inventions for vision. Other senses like smell haven't even STARTED to develop ways of recording and playing.
From an 1884 book on experimental telephones:
It is a common experience that, in listening at a telephone, it is practically impossible to have even a vague idea of the distance at which the person at the other end of the line appears to be. To some listeners this distance seems to be only a few yards, to others the voice apparently proceeds out of a great depth of the earth. In this case there was nothing of the kind. As soon as the experiment commenced the singers placed themselves, in the mind of the listener, at a fixed distance, some to the right and others to the left It was easy to follow their movements, and to indicate exactly, each time that they changed their position, the imaginary distance at which they appeared to be. This phenomenon, which was very curious, approximated to the theory of binauricular audition, and has never been applied, we believe, before to produce this remarkable illusion, to which may almost be given the name of auditive perspective.
When the singer is at the point A, the transmitter T is more strongly influenced than the transmitter T' ; the left ear is, therefore, more deeply impressed than the right ear, and the singer appears to be on the left to the eight listeners of the group. When the singer is at A' the transmitter T', is more affected than the transmitter T, and the singer appears to the right of the audience; these aural impressions change with the relative positions of the singers, and their movements can in this way be followed.
It's strange that the author was treating this as a mere illusion, only useful for amusement purposes. The importance of localizing sound was well understood by musicians and soldiers. Why didn't they pick up the idea immediately? The author mentioned the analogy to stereoscopes for 3d viewing, which were commercially popular then.
Nothing happened until WW1, when binaural sound telescopes were used for locating a distant cannon or ship. After that, the idea sat dormant again until 1940 when it started to percolate into broadcasting and music recording. Stereo sound didn't go fully commercial until the mid 50s. That's a 70 year gap between idea and implementation, with NO technical barriers in the way. Unlike transistors, stereo didn't need to wait for new materials to be developed.
In 1882 the telephone and the phonograph were both freshly invented. This experiment showed how to expand the telephone to stereo, and it's easy to imagine several ways to expand the phonograph. The latter would have been too large and finicky for home use, but practical for theaters.
Brute force: Record two disks at the same time, then play them on two phonographs coupled together, both turntables from the same clockwork. The disks would have to be 'keyed' with an extra locator hole to insure synchrony.
Sidenote: I've asked the broader question about sound vs vision dozens of times. This was probably the best answer.
Fake science, 1793 style
I've often read about the decimal hours and decimal months that were supposed to go with the metric system. I hadn't seen a picture of a decimal clock before.
From an 1888 French book on horology, here's an 'equation dial' showing the two systems together.
As with most metric units, these hours are toooooo loooooooong for practical use.
There was a good HUMAN reason for the 12/12 pattern, just as there was a good HUMAN reason for the 12-month calendar. There's nothing natural about 10s except finger-counting.
Both 12s arose from an initial division into four seasons. The year-seasons represented the work of plants, and the day-seasons represented the work of humans. In both cases the four seasons can be described as sleep, preparation for work, work, and rest from work. As human society got more detailed and organized, each of the four was divided into start, middle, and end; or intro, story, and outro. The day-pattern was divided again by 2s.
The revolutionaries tried to invoke science for their new units, but the connections were abstract and numerical, not tied to human work. They named their 10 months after plant-related events, but the 10 could never synchronize with four seasons, so the plan failed from the start.
Weeks have always been the outlier. Presumably the pattern of work 6 and rest 1 was determined by long experience and natural negotiation between workers and employers. But 7 doesn't sync with months or years no matter how you parse them, and 7 doesn't divide into internal parts.
Do we have 12s in our nervous system? Hard to say. We have clear evidence for natural brackets of 3 in counting and language, but not much for the outer brackets of 4.
No surprise to the lawyers
A short feature on jury manipulation in the same 1895 SciAm that gave me the lamp clocks.
In reality the ordinary jury is selected from active working men unused to conﬁnement, and unable to think and reason continuously on any topic outside of their everyday life. They are untrained to discern the probable facts in a contested case, and understand the real from the apparent in the arguments of counsel. The conﬁnement of the court room, its bad, vitiated atmosphere, with the changed diet of hotels in a long trial, make them still more unfit.
There are always men with a mental “twist” or bias in the average jury. In good surroundings and in good health this would be concealed, but after a day or more in the court room it becomes a dominant factor. Strong religious, temperance and political views intrude themselves, whenever the man becomes at variance with his surroundings, and its natural physical and psychical inﬂuences.
Lowering and changing the degree of health and functional activities makes him more intolerant of the divergent views of others. After the second or third day of a trial, appeals to these conceptions and efforts to make some facts apply along these lines are always effectual.
The writer is unduly harsh on the intelligence of ordinary men. Modern science writers are still unduly harsh, constantly demeaning the intelligence of Deplorables.
Note that the DESIRED EFFECTS of a lockdown were already seen after three days. Chaos, loss of internal resilience, obeying the commands of the psychopathic lawyer. The "untwisted" people without strong views were already obedient to commands, so they didn't really need the lockdown.
Note also temperance views. Prohibition was the Officially Assigned Science Argument in the 1890s, mixing religion and politics and real science, with both sides using fake "science".
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Recalibrate: Well, maybe not unduly harsh. Active working men, unused to confinement, are unable to think and reason continuously on any topic outside of their everyday life. Science IS my active work and my everyday life, so I can think and reason continuously about science. And in this specific case, I am used to confinement, so I know the motives of the confiners. BUT: When lawyers present fake arguments on topics outside my everyday life, I'm completely bamboozled. Every single "velvet revolution" still fools me, and until recently every "war for democracy" fooled me.
Sort of halfway related
I've been wanting to thank my father for teaching me REAL SCIENCE through parables and jokes and discussion. If he hadn't cultivated the concepts of CONSTANTS AND VARIABLES and PROPER MEASUREMENT and LEARNING BY EXPERIENCE, I wouldn't be able to resist the onslaught of anti-logic and anti-science viruses in the last 40 years.
He probably wouldn't have been on the pro-science side of this latest battle because he didn't USE the concepts in his own life. He flowed with the liberal tide. Nevertheless, he passed REAL SCIENCE to me like a recessive gene.
This is sort of halfway related to Memorial Day because he had earlier served in the only somewhat necessary war. He got lucky and served in Shanghai, training the useless army of Chiang Kai-shek and indirectly enabling Mao's conquest. Luck doesn't count; like all the other soldiers in WW2 he was WILLING to give his life.
All draftees are worthy of honor. Post-1975 volunteers are NOT worthy of honor because they know what they're doing. They're ruining the world.
Not amazing vs truly amazingVia Eurekalert, an amazing and unprecedented study from UCSD.
What's not amazing is the result. Before 2020 nobody even needed to say:
Public disclosure of COVID-19 cases is more effective than lockdowns
Before Feb 2020, NOBODY thought that lockdowns had any CONNECTION with public health. Everybody knew that SIEGES were a weapon of war, designed to kill everyone. Nobody considered substituting bullets for pills or substituting violence for vaccines.
Also unamazing, and as I've been tiresomely repeating, we were better able to deal with epidemics before HIPPA or whatever, because we could publicly identify immigrants or travelers who were bringing in an unfamiliar pathogen. We could warn the people who had been contacted by the spreader, because we could NAME the spreader. The real but hidden purpose** of HIIPA or whatever was to ruin normal public health procedures.
What's truly amazing?
1. Academics admitting the truth about lockdowns.
2. Academics admitting the truth about normal public health.
3. Academics admitting the truth about HIPAA or whatever.
4. Academics IN CALIFORNIA admitting the truth about anything.
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** Remember that HIIPPAAAA was passed in the '80s by HIV activists who wanted to stop normal public health tracing techniques. They extended the rule to all medical procedures to hide their real purpose. Now our "legal" inability to trace a handful of contacts through public information is leading to the "inevitable" use of iPhones to trace the inevitable MILLIONS of contacts. This is a rare case of UNANTICIPATED consequence. Nearly all consequences in DC circles are fully intended. The HIV activists couldn't have anticipated iPhones. They just wanted to keep team membership secret so they could continue blackmailing their secret teammates in Congress. Blackmail is the only source of power, and retaining power requires retaining secrets.
ObscureBots are back
For a couple weeks the bots that "read" this blog were fairly quiet. Now they're back. The latest obscure search term leading to obscure words here:
site:blogspot.com vacuum cleaner sound effect language:en
This term has made 159 "reads" so far today. Most of the "reads" are back in the first few months of the blog, in early 2005. The items were not interesting to humans then, and still not interesting 15 years later.
I've mentioned the sound of a vacuum cleaner just once, in this 2014 item, but this isn't among the items seen by the bots.
Oops, now I've mentioned it twice.
Often pushed into the shadows on the national political scene, education could become a significant election issue this year in a way that was virtually unthinkable at the start of 2020, taking center stage due to the massive disruption of the nation’s schools...
President Donald Trump and others already are arguing forcefully for schools, which play a key role in the economy, to reopen as soon as possible, while Democrats are previewing a strategy of pinning a potentially tumultuous school reopening on the Trump administration.
Doesn't it even strike you as ODD that Trump is pretending to support schools, while Democrat politicians are SERIOUSLY ADVOCATING perpetual closure of schools? Are you so purely locked into mindless opposition of the Wrong Team that you have forgotten 50 years of your own propaganda?
In most states the D party and the teacher unions are exactly the same people. Now that the D party is the anti-education party, where will those unions go? They can't agree with anything Trump says. They will continue to support their own destruction, and continue to delete all education. Trump knows this, which is why he says shit. His goal is to obliterate the world, just as Inslee and Newsom and Bezos and a thousand others are obliterating the world. Psychopaths never stop destroying and killing.
WAKE UP. WE DON'T HAVE TO PLAY THEIR GAME. WE DON'T NEED TO AID AND ABET THEIR CRIMES. WE DON'T NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR OWN SUICIDE.
Most real teachers are passionate about teaching, and love to see the kids learning and improving. Will they eventually decide that the unions are ruining their own passion and profession? Will they go outlaw?
I'd like to see this, but I seriously doubt that it will happen.
Incidentally, here's a wonderfully sane essay by a real teacher at Spiked. Makes some rarely heard points about the real purpose of learning, and the real correlation between education and economic growth.
More midnight oil
Continuing to ramble about linear clocks.
Repeating from previous:
Would we think of time differently if we were accustomed to linear clocks? Would we value the rest of each day more, and use it more efficiently or enjoyably, if we could see and anticipate the consumption as we do on the Ridhwan and the scribal? I've found that modeling and animating these devices tends to steer my thinking in that direction. Constant exposure to the real thing should do even better.
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Google finds only one effort to reinvent the linear clock, in 1943. Patent 2333832 by Juan Torroja of Madrid. Not much detail, not a serious invention. Torroja may have been thinking primarily of billboard-type displays on buildings. His hours over minutes display repeats Ridhwan.
...Whereas here the hands travel, with uniform or variable movement, along a line that may be straight, curved, broken or of mixed nature, keeping or not throughout their course a direction parallel to their initial direction. At the end of the above-mentioned periods of time the hands return automatically to their starting point to travel again over the same stretch.
Torroja basically inverts Gabry's mechanism. Gabry used a wrapped pulley or windlass to convert the linear consumption of fuel into rotary motion of the dial. Torroja intended his dial to be tacked onto an existing rotary clock movement, so he used a windlass to convert rotary to linear.
It's strange that we haven't retried linear clocks since 1600. Other common indicators have been tried in both linear and rotary forms. Car speedometers, radio frequency dials, slide rules, traffic signals.
There's no obvious correlation between the natural form of the measurement and our preferred form.
With clocks, the measurement is circular and we prefer circular form.
With speed, the measurement is linear and we prefer circular form.
With radio freq, the measurement is linear and we prefer linear form.
With slide rules, the log pattern is circular and we prefer linear form.
With traffic signals, the green/yellow/red pattern is circular, and we prefer linear form...
EXCEPT that circular clock-style traffic lights were common for a long time in ... Madrid.
Best SES of the monthIn a thread discussing the holocaust and fruitlessly suggesting that maybe it's time to stop killing everyone except Bezos:
That was an easy way to launder money.ON THE DOT.
Perfect Self-Explanatory Sentence. Terse, concise, comprehensive. Condenses the ACTUAL purpose of the holocaust in seven simple words.
Incalculably stupid, or just accomplicesRepooflicans continue in their role of fake "opposition". I noticed this lawsuit by Calif Repoofs against Newsom. Are they suing him for making war against the state?
NO. Of course not. They don't have any problem with starving and imprisoning the whole state. Mass murder is a good thing because it slaughters Deplorables and enriches Apple and Amazon. Solidly in line with Libertarian doctrine. Ayn Rand would love it. Atlas Owns The World, all negative externalities die.
They're suing Holocauster Newsom because they believe (or pretend to believe) that the sole purpose of the war is to bring voting by mail.
Over and over and over.
1. Elections are meaningless, so the style of elections is doubly meaningless.
2. Calif already votes by mail, so this wouldn't change anything.
3. Mail voting offers LESS opportunity to cheat than live voting. With no polling places, there's no way to influence the vote by closing the places early, or relocating them, or stationing gangstas with baseball bats.
4. At the counting end, mail and live voting are equally cheatable. No difference.
This is like Chamberlain suing Hitler because WW2 was solely intended to alter the Trial Of The Pyx, except that the Trial Of The Pyx is more functional than "voting".
Most Karens are "male".
Just skimming the comments at the local daily Panic Generator. I try to quarantine myself from the Panic Pathogen for sanity's sake, but today was already crap so I went ahead. Most of the SANE commenters are female and most of the vengeful panicators are "male".
This was already true in the first stages of the panicdemic, when the Early Adopters were "male" stock demons.
Maybe Karen was the wrong choice of eponym. It's true that professional busybodies and false accusers have always been female, but the pattern may be changing.
LIterally burning the midnight oil 2
Another Night Clock or Lamp Clock from the same 1895 SciAm article as the previous example. The first one was actually used by scribes in the 1600s. This one was never used. Supposedly Monsieur Gabry of Liancourt made one in 1819, but never produced it in quantity.
I've shown a transparent view here. The clock contained two pots connected by a pipe at the bottom. Both were filled with combustible oil. The front pot had a wick extending to the bottom.
As the flame consumed the oil in the front pot, the back pot lowered in unison, pulling the float down, and thus turning the dial. When you refilled the front pot, you'd have to rewind the float manually.
The first night clock was elegantly simple and 'patient', with the fuel doing all the work. This one was clunky and overcomplicated, with a lot of unneeded moving parts.
Why all the parts? I suppose Gabry wanted to have a circular dial, which was the standard by then. The magnificent Ridhwan clock had a linear and semi-digital way of consuming the day, and the 1600 scribe clock literally consumed the night, converting it to light.
Ergonomic or perceptual question. Would we think of time differently if we were accustomed to linear clocks? Would we value the rest of each day more, and use it more efficiently or enjoyably, if we could see and anticipate the consumption as we do on the Ridhwan and the scribal? I've found that modeling and animating these devices tends to steer my thinking in that direction. Constant exposure to the real thing should do even better.
Mechanical question: The mechanism in the original sketch was unclear but the symmetry was clear. I had to add the extra shaft and gears to keep both the float and the dial centered. If the back pot had been displaced to the right, or the dial displaced to the left, the rope pulley could have driven the dial directly. Here I agree with Gabry. Symmetry is crucial in a timekeeper. EQUIPOISE. The extra shaft is worth it to maintain symmetry. Clocks and cars fall into the category of intelligent helpers or pets, so they must be bilaterally symmetrical like actual life.
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If so, not a big changeZH thinks @Jack of Twitter is trying to be more open to dissident views. He has apparently republished a long and vague essay about myths and conspiracies, which sort of halfway considers the possibility that some anti-establishment voices don't need to be killed immediately. Later is fine.
I'm not sure it's a big change.
First: Conservative outrage at media bias is fake surprise. Media has ALWAYS served the establishment. It's natural. If you want the money and PERMISSION to operate a big business that can broadcast to large numbers of people, you MUST have the aristocrats and bankers on your side. Dillinger's Rule. That's where the money is.
Second: When I hear about the latest banning or censorship, I look at the facts. Usually the banned spokesman is explicitly advocating violence against specific people, which has ALWAYS been illegal for good and proper reasons. Then I look around some more, and I see that similar dissidents who are NOT advocating specific violence are not banned. This is how "free speech" is supposed to work.
Third: Much of the outrage is directed at demonetizing, which is NOT censorship. Before 2000, no dissident ever EXPECTED to be PAID for using the establishment's presses or broadcast studios. Dissidents were sometimes able to get their letters published in a newspaper, but they knew that they had to do their own printing, or their own word-of-mouth distribution, if they wanted to gain wide and steady influence.
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In this specific case, we don't need to quibble about myths. The fact is murderously simple.
When one leader of one country starts killing his own people, it's not a conspiracy. It's one criminal.
When NEARLY ALL countries start killing their own people AT THE SAME MOMENT, using the same TOTALLY TRANSPARENT FRAUDULENT LIE to "justify" the killing, it's a conspiracy by ALL legal and dictionary definitions. It's not groupthink or accidental correlation.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Three dramas with the same simple plot
Conspiracy theorists always get carried away with complexity. A few weeks ago I was bowled over by the holocaustal audacity of this REAL CONSPIRACY and started wondering about aliens.
It's simple. No aliens, no Chinese, no dystopian novels presaging The Plan.
This Highway Patrol episode is the whole plot.
1. Ordinary small businesses are doing an ordinary day of work.
2. A bomb goes off in a vacant lot, killing nobody and doing no real damage, but making a huge noise.
3. People are distracted and go out to see what the fuck is happening.
4. MASKED bandits break in and steal everything,
5. leaving the small businessman BOUND AND GAGGED.
6. The businessman is shocked and unable to figure out what happened, unable to give the cops useful info.
This is the simple plot of 9/11, TARP, and "flu". Same every fucking time. Deepstate sets off a bomb in a vacant lot. People are shocked. Deepstate breaks in and steals everything, leaving small businesses bound by LBOs and gagged by NDAs, unable to figure out what happened, unable to describe it or question it because they foolishly believe in obeying laws and honoring contracts.
Deepstate never obeys or honors. Deepstate always kills. Genocide is our only product.
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Deepstate, of course, has a larger team than these two bandits. Deepstate has three components, constant since 1890. (1) Intel agencies. (2) Bankers and big data. (3) Leftist activists and media.
The intel agencies set off the bomb. The bankers and big data (in modern terms Goldman and Bezos) do the stealing, via an indirect transfer. Small businesses go bankrupt, leaving Bezos owning the entire economy. Bankers lose a few pennies when the businesses can't pay rent or loans, and the government gives bankers trillions and trillions and trillions as compensation for the few pennies. Leftist activists and media keep the confusion and shock going forever with panication and false flags.
Constants and Variables 150, flat edition
Still pondering the BIG variable.
Sweden and Belarus and Japan and Korea avoided lockdowns and stuck with REAL SCIENCE.
Everyone else committed genocide.
I've considered ethnicity, but it doesn't work. Belarus and Sweden are Euro. Korea and Japan and China are ethnically similar, and share a lot of cultural history. China was the SOURCE of the lockdown. Fail.
Personality of the leader is undoubtedly part of the picture. Fighting the rest of the world takes MASSIVE courage. But the apparent power of the four leaders is quite distinct. Lukashenko has been in power since before the Sorosian breakup. The current presidents of Japan and Korea have been in office for a couple years, with fragile majorities in parliament. Lofven is fairly new.
Here's one simple word that fits all four, but still doesn't work well as an overall explainer.
All four have relatively FLAT economic profiles, and all four have RESPECT FOR SKILLS.
All four are Tanh instead of Exp. They have a CEILING for economic distance between rich and poor. Other countries assume riches and power must be Exp, rising vertically to infinity.
Employers provide full-scale benefits, deserving lifetime loyalty and receiving lifetime loyalty.
Fordism respects and honors and trains the real skills needed for real work. Goldman and Bezos HATE real workers, viewing human employees as NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES that must be ruthlessly cut down. Business must consist of PURE ABSTRACT NUMBERS and INFINITE SHARE VALUE.
Sweden has been Tanh for a long time. Belarus is the sole time capsule for Soviet economic practices. Korea and Japan picked up literal Fordism from MacArthur and ran with it, while we abandoned it.
All four are relatively you-first instead of me-first. This is the BIG difference from China.
How would this variable create the specific result? Natural Law. The energies of psychopaths are CONSTRAINED to serve employees, instead of running feral toward infinite expansion and infinite murder.
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Now stretch the analogy to the breaking point as usual. Why was FDR able to take over USA and solve all of our problems? Why was he able to prosecute and limit the bankers? Because we were already halfway there. From NCR to Conoco to Elgin to Ford, flat economics and beneficial employment were widespread by 1920. Harding was able to pull back Wilson's Deepstate because he was firmly Fordist, and because major centers of economic power were also Fordist. He didn't have to fight them all. Coolidge allowed the NYC oligarchs to regrow, doing their usual evil. Stealing everything and killing everyone. After the mass murder in 1932, Fordism still had power in some industries and unions, so FDR didn't have to fight them all.
Dubious but worth thinking about.
Literally burning the midnight oil
Literally. Or rather numerally.
I introduced this model yesterday when Polistra was paroled from prison. (At least symbolically and partially. The full reality remains to be seen, as always when thrill-killing mass-murdering psychopaths are in charge. Reprieves are generally false and temporary, serving as preludes to even more horrible clampdowns.)
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I probably should have built this clock a couple weeks ago for Third Shift Workers Day, celebrating the graveyard shift. This oil clock was developed in the 1600s as a timer and light for scribes and illuminators working through the night. It provided light for scribal work, and simultaneously measured the shift. When the light went out, time to go home or go to bed. (In other words, it was an illuminator illuminator.)
Self-calibrating in two ways: The light calibrated and enabled your work, and the flame calibrated the oil flow.
This is a patient machine in the same elegant way as the Willson automatic buoy. The fuel does all the work, with no other mechanism needed. As the flame uses up the oil, the level drops through the hours from sunset through sunrise.
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Followed by a less elegant lamp-clock.
Don't look back
It's sort of anticlimactic and inconclusive, but we'll call it sufficient.
The tyrant has granted conditional parole to Spokane. In practice most businesses were already running, but this parole opens up ALL businesses officially, with the usual idiotic meaningless Security Theater. The Theater will fade. This will pass ... until the next "unprecedented" "surprising" panic, which will undoubtedly be coming soon.
I do not forgive or forget the INFINITE evil.
SIX BILLION LIVES HAVE BEEN RUINED FOR NO REASON AT ALL.
Millions of businesses are collapsing, millions are dying for no reason at all except the uncontrollable insatiable bloodthirst of universal hyperinsane tyrants.
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For now, we need to release Polistra and friends from prison, back home to the Mill for a long and well-earned rest.
Polistra is holding an oil-clock, symbolizing a self-calibrating Beacon.
Don't look back.
Constants and variables 149, body and mind edition
An 80-year-old HUMAN lady was chatting with the bus driver. For a while they were gossiping about other bus drivers and I wasn't paying attention.
Then the driver asked if she was worried about the virus.
"Nah. We had all those when we were young. Measles, mumps, flu, chicken pox. We acquired immunity."
ON THE DOT.
Then she mentioned that she still had the scar from the smallpox vaccination.
"Well, you know, those vaccinations worked. The last smallpox in the wild was in 1973. There are, I think, three labs that still maintain samples of the virus, and that's a good thing."
ON THE DOT.
Verifies what I've been thinking about generations. Our generation encountered a LOT of viruses, so we acquired immunity to a LOT of viruses.
We also encountered CORRECT INFORMATION about viruses from schools and media, and the info was literally pinned down by the smallpox inoculation. CORRECT INFORMATION about viruses and immunity is part of normal scientific literacy for our generation. We know how these things work.
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FUCKING CONSTANT: The current generation is still encountering viruses all the time, though not nearly as many as we encountered, because THOSE VACCINATIONS WORKED. Their bodies are still learning about the viruses and building defenses. This includes the Haute-Couture Branded Virus, which is similar to the common cold. Their bodies don't have to invent new weapons, just pull out some cartridges from the Common Cold Ammo Safe and modify them. No big deal, just part of normal routine in the Billion Years War between viruses and animals.
FUCKING VARIABLE: The current generation is encountering
from schools and media. The disinformation is being SLAMMED into place by imprisonment and torture.
Huh? Why didn't you....
There's something fishy about this story.
The skeleton of an extinct 'fish lizard' locked in a glass case over 16ft from the ground for the last 100 years has finally been studied, thanks to a selfie stick on a fishing rod.
The 145 million year old Nannopterygius is a species of ichthyosaur, which swam the seas of our planet for about 76 million years. It is on display in the Natural History Museum, London, but its glass cabinet is hung too high for easy examination.
Russian palaeontologist Nikolay Zverkov was desperate to see the London specimen as he thought some of the Russian ichthyosaurs might be similar.
To photograph and assess the skeleton, Nikolay attached a digital camera on a selfie stick to a fishing rod and connected it to a PC via a very long USB cable. He passed the photos on to University of Portsmouth palaeontologist Megan Jacobs who was working on Ichthyosaurs for her Master's Degree.
Clever, but why didn't you just ask the museum for permission to use a ladder? They must have ladders or scaffolds for their own maintenance of those specimens. I'll bet they would even open the glass case for you. Museums enjoy serving real scholars. It's their basic purpose. The tourists just pay the rent.
The definition of Skill-estate
Looking back through my archive for an item on credentialism, found this item. Not the point I was looking for, but this is the best definition of SKILL-ESTATE.
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Skill-estate is an old concept. Guilds developed to protect it. Guilds descended into unions, which then descended into mobocracy. Before this mafiation, guilds and guild-like unions maintained a strict chain of title on skills. Master rented to apprentice; apprentice paid his journeyman mortgage and gained full ownership as master.
We have some remnants of skill-estate, quickly losing legitimacy because they've neglected the importance of the skill itself. Uber vs taxis is purely a skill-estate question. Pro taxi drivers had a level of knowledge and ACCOUNTABILITY that Uber has refused to replicate. We forget this and treat the problem as purely monetary, a question of Market Efficiency. Nope, that's a false flag.
Innovative Disruptors constantly seek to break into skill-estate, vandalizing and burglarizing licensed professions from various angles. Offshoring, immigrant labor, robots. The licensers lack a proper defense because they've let the skill-estate deteriorate into pure money or pure credentialism.
When real-estate loses its basic purpose as A PLACE TO LIVE, it turns into pure GPS coordinates. Fancy neighborhoods in Frisco or Vancouver or London have succumbed to this craziness, becoming nothing more than bonds defined by latitude and longitude. No soul left, which means the abstract value is always ready to tumble.
When skill-estate loses its basic purpose as a WAY TO CREATE, it turns into pure paper credentials. College degrees, taxi medallions. The skill-soul is gone, so the abstract value can be pumped and popped by external factors.
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6700 North Division, reported kids playing with sticks on fire. Fire department is requesting law enforcement response as well. #Update it was adults with a lighters and they ran when Fire Department arrived.Law enforcement no longer needed.
Basic fact: Whether it's methed-up adults or bad kids, playing with fire is WORTH reporting. Wind was strong today, and fire always spreads.
BUT: The discussion immediately evolved into a rant against Karens! Normal people assumed that the snitch was a deranged demented alien Inslee slave stirring up trouble for humans who weren't STAYING HOME.
False accusers and collaborators always feed the blood fetish of the permanently genocidal media. Sane people don't like false accusers and collaborators. Worst of all, when media-feeding collaborators are the main source of accusations, REAL reports lose their credibility. This always happens in a witch hunt, whether it's driven by sex or religion or "viruses". And this is the real goal of the hunters. Unmediated observations of reality must always be discredited, while false observations CREDENTIALED BY THE HUNTERS must be the sole source of "reality".
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Nomenclature sidenote: I was surprised that the term Karens is so widespread. I figured it was common currency in certain Twitter circles but not universal. It's an appropriate name for the type, nicely fitting the three actual Karens I've known. Troublemaking control freaks.
Reaction was needed, but.......
In architecture and design, Brutal Modernism was an overreaction to overdecoration. The slogan Form Follows Function was fraudulent, but sometimes you can see why a reaction was necessary......
An 1884 ad for A. Pinover and Co, jewelers, at 16 Maiden Lane, NY. (I think.)
There's one neat Easter egg in the design. The & sign contains the letters A N D.
Center bottom might also be a rebus: A pinned over and company. Doesn't quite work. I'm probably missing something.
Later: This one image contains a lifetime supply of ReCaptchas. Find all the rings surrounding curlicues with four flips. Find all the hummingbirds. Find all the bees. Dragonflies. Butterflies. Owls. Find all the diamonds pierced by downward-pointing arrows. Nearly infinite details, all verbally specifiable.
Why should they bother?Headline from Pew survey: Trust in medical scientists has grown in the US, but mainly among Democrats
Not surprising. "Medical" "scientists" are in charge of slaughtering the working class, which is the open and joyfully explicit goal of Democrats.
Even before the holocaust, the public voices of MDs have been strictly Woke, advocating abortion and variable gender, bashing Natural Law, and forcing us to answer self-incriminating questions in writing.
From 1933 to 1968, Democrats were the party that supported working people. Under FDR the support was genuine, then it gradually faded into mere verbiage. Now neither party supports the working class. Both support infinite riches for NYC and total genocide for everyone else. For some reason Trump has managed to bamboozle more of the working class into stepping in front of his bulldozer instead of Biden's bulldozer.
You'd think some clever politician would see an opportunity in this mess, but obviously not. No politician has opposed the holocaust. Not even Art Robinson.
Why should they bother when the system is working perfectly for them?
Where's the Mafia when you need them?
I've been pointlessly asking Where are the Guilds? Here's a better question.
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Prohibition wasn't a response to flu, and it wasn't an intentional part of Madman Wilson's agenda. It was a Federal formalizing of a movement that had been accumulating in the states for 40 years. By 1920 enough states had their own prohibitions that they could leverage a Federal amendment. Prohibition didn't automatically close anything; most breweries and distilleries were able to switch their output to non-beverage products. Bars and restaurants changed their menus but didn't change anything else.
We might draw a useful analogy from the public response to Prohibition. After a moment of obedience we cheerfully found and developed workarounds, and most police winked at the workarounds because the workarounds paid the police. That's the most optimistic vision of the near future. It's time to resume old-fashioned corruption in ALL fields of endeavor, since ALL HONEST WORK has been outlawed by the holocaust.
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In Italy the Mafia is still active and useful. At the start of the siege there, the Mafia fed unemployed workers who were not receiving anything from the government.
In most of US the Mafia has lost its power.
Where have all the mobsters gone?
Gone to Wall Street every one.
Now they're part of the "official" NYC power structure, able to get billion-dollar bailouts and infinite power with zero chance of punishment. No risk, all murder.
We need to reconstitute a network of non-NYC psychopaths who use their evil powers to employ ordinary people for currently illegal activities like manufacturing and hairstyling and teaching, instead of following the NYC practice of slaughtering ordinary people.
Ordinary people would be happy to work for gangsters if the gangsters offer real work in exchange for real pay. I've seen this setup in Enid, which was a solidly 'connected' city. Low crime, low cost of living, plenty of work as long as you kept your trap shut and paid your vig.
The BIGGEST advantage of operating outside the law: You can eliminate ALL THE OTHER SHIT that gets in the way of doing a proper high-quality job. Rules, regulations, litigations. Mafias don't meekly "comply" with regulations, and mafias don't meekly settle lawsuits. Mafias deter regulators and lawyers with violence and extortion, ideally stronger violence than Deepstate and nastier extortion than Epstein.
The only rules that matter are real safety rules. If you're working around combustibles, don't smoke. If you're doing delicate or dangerous work, you can't be drunk or high.
WHEN WORK IS OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS HAVE WORK.
Have there been ANY proper Guild actions?
Pointlessly pondering the failure of GUILDS again.
Public health professionals had spent 200 years building up a vast storehouse of experience in dealing with pathogens. They knew what worked and what didn't work. Their techniques were optimized, achieving success when properly used. Suddenly in Feb 2020 all of them switched abruptly, abandoned all of their previous knowledge, and agreed that a military WEAPON OF DEATH was the only acceptable weapon of health.
They agreed that doctors should use guns instead of pills.Why should anyone ever go to a doctor again, now that we know what they intend to do with us?
There's anecdotal indication that most real MDs understood the current fraud but went along with it passively. Why? Epstein blackmail pressure? Debt-fueled dependence on careers?
Let's flip the question. Are there any examples of PROPER guild action in ANY field of science? Any situations where CURRENTLY EMPLOYED figures pushed back against Sorosian destruction of the field's credibility and turned the tide?
Not in "global warming". Not in the weird myths of "dark matter" and "dark energy" and "multiverses". Not in the LHC misuse of particle physics to create black holes. Not in the use of "social science" to design torture chambers. Not in the misuse of economics to destroy economies.
In those cases the entire field enthusiastically rushed to embrace Satan.
One possible candidate, not yet clear, is variable gender. Several CURRENTLY EMPLOYED public figures (eg Jerry Coyne), who had been firmly on Satan's side in most respects, reached a limit of tolerance with variable gender, and are speaking loudly in favor of real science.
Mostly humanSpokane News opened a poll to count aliens. Are you an alien Mascoid or are you human?
The result has been constant from the start. Total at this point is 23k votes, which is about 20% of the adult population of Spokane. That's a big N for a survey, larger than turnout in primary "elections". Result: 59% humans, 41% vile filthy nasty genocidal alien grotesque Mascoid holocausters.
The biggest Metrology Day ever
Polistra always marks Metrology Day. Most of the time she just repeats an old item about WWV.
This year the subject was INFINITELY more important than ever before. The whole world (except Sweden and Belarus) committed a TOTAL HOLOCAUST based on INFINITE VIOLATIONS OF ALL RULES OF MEASUREMENT.
Starting with twoitems on Jan 25, pretty much everything in this column has been devoted to the HYPERINSANE HYPERDEMONIC INFINITE INFINITE VIOLATIONS OF ALL LAWS OF MORALITY AND SCIENCE by the infinitely satanic holocausters of nearly all countries. No point in repeating those here.
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For the Day itself, Polistra wants to focus on the positive side of metrology, shooting off a volley of IMMUNE-RESPONSE cells.
These recent POSITIVE items should help to balance the monstrosities, at least in the spiritual realm. NOTHING can balance out the millions of deaths and TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATION FOR NO PURPOSE AT ALL EXCEPT BLOODLUST.
We'll just reprint the 'keynote' then list some of the better subnotes.
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After seeing a picture of the Elgin Observatory and realizing the building still exists, I had to animate it. Because it's a National Historical Landmark, there's a document with history and floor plan.
Here's the building from outside.
The architect was making a specific point in the alignment of the parts. He wanted the building to shout the company slogan: Elgin takes the time from the stars and puts it in your pocket.
You can't really hear the shout from this view, but it's clear from a floor plan:
The octagon is out of sync. Octagons were common in 1910 buildings, and carpenters were accustomed to octagonal towers. If the architect had wanted maximum cost-cutting, he would have aligned the rest of the building to make 90s and 45s with the octagon. Or even simpler, a square building with the octagonal dome sitting on top.
But he didn't want Economic Efficiency. He wanted to express the company's soul. He aligned the building with the streets, and aligned the dome to true north.
The dome doesn't rotate, and the telescope within doesn't rotate. Strictly speaking it's a transit, not a telescope, because its sole purpose is to calibrate the transit of a star across a set of vertical lines. It's firmly attached to the earth with a 60 foot deep concrete pier, slightly separated from the building structure to avoid vibration.
Elgin had a full-time astronomer, and a sleeping office for long nights:
Checking time by the stars was an active subspecies of metrology, with its own peculiar techniques and instruments. All unfamiliar to modern eyes including mine, all gone now.
Astronomer Polistra is observing her favorite star:
Note the telegraph key. She is clicking every time she sees the edge of the chosen star cross one of 11 vertical lines on the transit lens. These clicks make marks on the chronograph or plotter, which is also marked every second by the standard clock nearby. After this observation, the relative alignment of the star-transit marks is compared with the ticks from the clock. Standard almanacs and calculations yield the exact sidereal time when this star should transit this lens on this date, so the local clock can be adjusted each night to keep it in line with the stars.
The astronomer was also calibrated occasionally with a Personal Equation Machine. Wonderful name for a simple gadget.
The Personal Equation Machine had a domesticated star that moved at a known rate across a small transit. The domesticated star clicked eleven contacts when it crossed the eleven lines on the transit, and the astronomer clicked "simultaneously". This yielded an average reaction delay, and the variability of reaction.
Equation of Time referred to any calibration curve between sun time and sidereal time, or a clock versus sidereal time, or Personal reaction time versus sidereal time. In the era when standard time was still competing with sun time, Equation Clocks and Equation Watches were fairly common.
How was the result of these Equations used? The same telegraphic clock that marked the chronograph also drove sounders in the adjustment workshops of the factory. Each watch was adjusted until its ticks exactly matched the telegraphic ticks.
For a while Elgin competed with the National Bureau of Standards, sending the telegraphic ticks to WDAP (later renamed WGN) in Chicago. Like WWV, the ticks skipped a beat at :59. WDAP broadcasted a couple minutes of the ticks several times each day.
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Elgin followed the same Social Economics creed as Ford and Conoco and NCR and Weston. Watchmaking, even in mass production, requires special talent and training, so Elgin wanted to keep its employees loyal and contented. Elgin paid its workers well and provided recreation and medical care. Young single employees could stay on campus in a comfortable hotel.
Elgin protected and preserved accurate measurements, and protected and preserved the skills of its workers. Beautiful. Perfect opposition to all modern shit, perfect balance. Equipoise.Continued and expanded here.= = = = = END REPRINT.
The better subtopics:
Ohm, Newton, Carnot, Hopkins.Summing up the Ancestral Clocks.Equipoise and Experts.Be your own beacon.Calibrate your own beacon.The Harding exception.
A research team from the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, led by Pim Edelaar, has carried out an experimental study that shows that grasshoppers are perfectly aware of their own colouration when choosing the place that provides them with better camouflage.
"We have studied a population of grasshoppers that is adapting to living on abandoned paved streets of very different colours. We have been able to verify that the grasshoppers are aware of their own colour, because they choose the type of substrate most similar to themselves, thus camouflaging themselves better..."
To verify this thesis, the researchers changed the colour of the grasshoppers with watercolour paint (something that does not affect them more than in their colour), and then observed that they modified their use of substrate: individuals painted in dark colour moved onto the dark asphalt, and individuals painted in pale colour moved onto the pale-tiled sidewalks. "Probably the grasshopper is able to compare the colour of its body with that of the substrate, and subsequently chooses the substrate that contrasts the least," says Adrián Baños.
Painting the grasshoppers removes the possibility that green bugs had "evolved" by "accidental natural selection" to favor green surfaces. Natural selection DOES tend to produce such adaptations. By selection, an innately green hopper painted brown should still prefer green surfaces.
Instead, the hoppers see their own current color and use it to select surfaces. This unavoidably implies a sense of self, an ability to distinguish what's me from what's not me. I'm gray today, so I should find a gray environment.
A nice personal touch from one of the authors:
"It is logical that this happens, but it is not easy to prove it," recalls Alberto Sanabria, whose Master's thesis was the basis of the article. "When I was following the grasshoppers at 40ºC in the Seville summer, I didn't know what we were going to find, but it certainly was worth the effort and the sweat, literally," he adds.
One thing in the "cranial" entityEarly in this holocaust, what scared me most was the utter TRANSPARENCY of the fraud and tyranny. It goes way beyond the classic Sucker Filter, and enters the territory of OBLITERATION.
Ordinary criminals try to avoid detection. They operate at night or camouflage their intentions.
Major gangsters have the power to kill and intimidate witnesses, so they do.
When a major gangster DOESN'T CARE about being seen, you can be sure he fully intends to kill all the witnesses.
The governors and presidents who are committing this holocaust DON'T CARE if we see their motives.
This point becomes sharper as more and more people UNDERSTAND what's going on. In some states the governors weren't fully serious about OBLITERATING EVERYONE, or didn't realize at first that they were also suckers in the multi-level fraud. When they saw what Trump was doing to them, or when they grasped the consequences of halting all employment and halting all TAX REVENUE, they had enough sense to stop killing.
Holocauster Inslee is GENOCIDALLY SERIOUS. Even if he's completely insulated from all sensory input, his bureaucrats must realize that a state needs tax revenue to operate. None of this matters, none of this has the slightest effect. He has EXACTLY ONE THING in his alien mechanical "head".
ELIMINATE THE UNIVERSE. OBLITERATE REALITY. I AM GOD. I AM THE UNIVERSE. KILL. KILL. KILL. KILL.
The earth rotated again today.
Holocauster Inslee moved the goal posts again today.
His ACCOMPLICES in the chickenshit cowardass Spokane "government" meekly agreed to put together yet another "application" which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another rule change, which will lead to another "application", which will lead to another two-week delay, which will lead to another r
THE GAME NEVER ENDS UNTIL YOU STOP PLAYING.
The last windup phono
Here's the second item in Ancestral Phonos, following on Poulsen's original wire recorder. I was going to do the Dictaphone next, but it didn't grab my interest. I've mentioned this one before and always wanted to animate it.
The Birch windup phonograph was the last non-electric phono, made well into the 1950s. It adopted the '50s look without adopting electricity. A true Patient Machine.
What I really wanted to show in this device is the Needle Vault,
a miniature storehouse for spare needles. The lid also had a hinged flap to hold your current 'playlist' of records, so the Birch was fully self-contained, needing no external power or external supplies.
Now we'll let Polistra and friends have some off-grid '50s fun with the Birch!
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I've learned to appreciate the power of clockwork. It's completely independent of all systems that can be turned off by governments or disasters. If you're alive enough to use the device, you're alive enough to wind it up. If you're not alive, it doesn't matter.
Oddly, modern technology makes more windup devices possible. A phono doesn't need electronics, but a radio does. Solid-state circuitry consumes much less power than tubes, so a radio with a windup generator is practical.
Existing cranked radios fail the independence test because they use a cranked generator to store energy in a lithium battery. Lithium batteries have a SHORT shelf life. I tried a cranked radio and a cranked flashlight. Both failed after two years. The lithium cells were soldered in, so even if you were buying spare cells once a year, you couldn't solder the new one without electricity!
A generator turned by clockwork and directly powering the radio would always be ready when you need it.
Every few days the "authorities" post the latest fake data "justifying" the holocaust. Spokane News FB carries this shit. From the start the majority of responses were sane, but at first the idiot Karens were a significant minority. Now everyone is way beyond tired, totally FED UP AND PISSED OFF with the CHICKENSHIT COWARDASS PUSSYASS MINCINGASS PRANCINGASS SISSIES who fail to run the city.
About 300 comments and I can only see two Karens. A few are just irrelevant, as always. Everyone else is BOILING MAD AND WELL-INFORMED ABOUT THE REAL TRUTH OF VIRUSES AND TYRANNIES.
The sole purpose of any government is to protect its citizens from crime and external invasion. Government can do other stuff, but the other stuff is luxuries. We have been CRIMINALLY INVADED AND OCCUPIED by governors and presidents who are using MILITARY TACTICS to STARVE OUT AND DESTROY THE ENTIRE CITIZENRY. The city's first job is to PROTECT us from Trump and Inslee, as far as possible.
In this case the protection shouldn't have been hard, because the state of siege is not reinforced by actual bombers and battalions. It's just imposed "voluntarily", presumably by financial extortion. The financial threat is meaningless because the city loses money both ways. When the city aids and abets Inslee's holocaust, it loses tax revenue directly because nobody is working or paying rent or utilities. Corpses don't pay taxes. If Holocauster Inslee punishes us by withholding grants or other benefits. the city loses tax revenue indirectly, but continues working and receiving taxes from its LIVING citizens. Given those two choices, a SANE government should prefer to have LIVING AND WORKING citizens.
If we had a sane president, he would have pulled the same financial extortion on the holocauster governors. He would stop ALL federal payments and services, including hydro dam generators and internet connections and air traffic control, until the holocauster removed the siege. A siege for a siege, a quarantine for a quarantine. Of course we don't have a president, let alone a sane president, so there's no point in speculating what a sane president might do.
(Given that Bezos is Inslee's crime boss, disconnecting all web nodes would probably be sufficient. The other measures wouldn't be needed.)
Simple truth about simple mechanisms.Headline at Eurekalert:Comedy club performances provide insights on how robots, humans connect via humor
Glad to see somebody admitting the truth. "Comedians" are so crudely mechanical that they aren't even Pied Pipers. They don't bother to create a false "opposition" to lead Deplorables off the cliff. They just screech and torture and beat Deplorables. "Comedians" are Daleks.
The article under the headline is probably saying something different, but I don't need to read it. The headline carries the truth.
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Elgin and Education
A silent film specialist on Youtube has found and added music to this Elgin film from 1920:
This was clearly not meant as an advertisement. It's packed with specific details of Elgin's industrial processes and skills. An ordinary audience watching in a theater would be bored stiff after 30 seconds. (They'd miss a neat animation at 9:00.)
I'd guess it was meant for distribution to trade schools, introducing their students to the craft of watchmaking. Teachers would then use the advanced skills as goals during basic training.
Over the last two years or so, starting well before the "flu" coup, many alleged independents have been taking off their human masks to reveal the Sorosian skeleton. None of them were entirely surprising to an experienced observer. They all smelled like Agent Provocateurs but didn't really show their true bloody colors.
Another unmasking of a suspected AP: Caitlin Johnstone.
Her latest item closely resembles Trump's favorite trick.
Dissident Circles Too Often Become Another Nerdy Hobby Group
Caitlin has been running a 'nerdy hobby group' exploring various conspiracies, but usually stopping short of real exposure, and maintaining some of Deepstate's myths. Now she wants us to "dismantle ourselves". Just like Comrade O'Brien in Room 101.
Trump plays the same trick constantly. For a while he encourages a hobby group, then he turns against them and calls them violent cowardly losers with little dicks.
Good old Cognitive Dissonance. Best way to build up perpetual absolute loyalty.
The only answer is to Be your own beacon. All of the officially provided lighthouses are run by wreckers, Pied Pipers, whose assigned job is to lead you into oblivion or death.
Good old 47% largesseAn informative Twitter thread from England. The usual "conservative" fuckheads claimed as always that people who are laid off by the holocaust must be enjoying their laziness and leisure. A chain of ACTUAL PEOPLE who are ACTUALLY LAID OFF furiously INSTRUCTED the fuckheads that they would rather be working.
Good old Tocqueville largesse ratshit as fucking always. This bizarre myth was already tiresome 20 years ago but it never stops.
A post-hoc that would explain two things
Here's a post-hoc based on a few definite facts. Post-hocs are always dubious, but this one would explain two big changes that are otherwise totally mysterious.
Fact 1. All human traits, talents and tendencies are innate and permanent.
Fact 2. Psychopaths are a permanent part of the population, most likely a stable proportion.
Fact 3. In the 1990s we deleted FDR's laws that formerly constrained Share Value demons.
Fact 4. ALSO in the 1990s, ordinary crime dropped, first in NYC and then most other places.
We've never found a satisfactory explanation for Fact 4. Giuliani took credit for it, but the connection didn't really make sense. Increased enforcement of 'broken window' offenses didn't seem to account for the big change everywhere.
Post-hoc 1: See where this leads? The psychopaths who had formerly been managing "ordinary" crime behind the scenes moved into bigger Share Value crime now that it was permitted and celebrated. Psychopaths are INSATIABLE and always aim for the ABSOLUTE TOP where they can OBLITERATE THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
NORMAL PEOPLE WANT SECURITY. PSYCHOPATHS WANT FREEDOM.
Post-hoc 2: And then many psychopaths moved into government, sometimes directly from the Share Value world (eg Trump and Macron and Pritzker), sometimes as chosen puppets of the Share Value Demons. I'm thinking here of Thrill Killer Inslee, a puppet of Thrill Killer Bezos; and Genocidist Newsom, a tool of Genocidist Tim Cook.
Equipoise vs scaffoldsVia Eurekalert, a new piece of research on a very old construction technique. The title is 'Double Helix of Masonry', but the resemblance to DNA is sort of secondary.
From the original article:
The Brunelleschi herringbone pattern was certainly known by the Sangallo in the 16th century, who developed their own self-balanced construction technology for masonry domes based on the cross-herringbone spiraling pattern. Such technology was used for over one century in Italy to build masonry domes without shoring and formwork. However today it is not well known how this cross-herringbone spiraling pattern enables equilibrium states of self-balancing masonry domes.
The real correspondence to life is broader than the resemblance to the double-helix. This balanced pattern extends itself without a supporting scaffold or form. When life creates cells or structures inside cells, no scaffolds are needed. The double-helix is just one among many resulting patterns. Symmetrical reflection is the key in all of these constructions.
Must admit the octagonal dome is what caught my attention. Is there something about this shape that stirs the inhabitants to think symmetrically and build things with equipoise? A metalayer to the scaffoldless pattern?
The team analyzed what strategy can promote and maintain a cooperative society in a basic model of a social dilemma called "the prisoner's dilemma" by introducing a new action of not participating in games.
They determined a strategy that can lead to mutual cooperation without using non-cooperative actions even when facing an exploiter. The strategy can be described as "escape interaction if a partner defected or cooperate if a partner escaped interaction".
Game theory is total nonsense, but we can observe the interests of the demons by observing HOW they use game theory. They are starting to recognize that #desistance is popular. The next step is devising strategies to forbid #desistance and exterminate #desistors.
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A worldwide state of siege is, shall we say, a rather audacious strategy, but it's classic "social" "science", and it's certainly an effective strategy. When everyone in the world is trapped in their houses, unable to work and talk and congregate, there's no way to avoid participating. Inmates may choose to #desist from imprisonment, but they can't do it.
In the history of expensive software mistakes, Mariner 1 was probably the most notorious. The unmanned spacecraft was destroyed seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral in 1962 when it veered dangerously off-course due to a line of dodgy code.
But nobody died and the only hits were to Nasa’s budget and pride. Imperial College’s modelling of non-pharmaceutical interventions for Covid-19 which helped persuade the UK and other countries to bring in draconian lockdowns will supersede the failed Venus space probe and could go down in history as the most devastating software mistake of all time, in terms of economic costs and lives lost.
Again, good Twitter point but useless as a rule or comparison.
First: Software in 1962 was a primitive and unsophisticated skill. I don't know how the Mariner code was written, but I suspect it wasn't even Fortran; probably machine opcodes, hard to debug and hard to understand. Modern software has all sorts of internal protections against simple errors, and modern programmers have professional workflow techniques. This is like blaming Ford's safety compliance engineers for a headon crash between 1908 Model Ts. Safety wasn't even a subject in 1908.
Second: In this case the software is NOT THE PROBLEM AT ALL. Blaming the software is Malign Misattribution, a typical Shared Lie. Lots of people write crappy simulation code. I've written some myself. When I animate my old tech models, I'm simulating and predicting how they would have worked, and I sometimes get it wrong. Because I know how the world works in general, I can spot the problem and correct it. The people who decided to use Ferguson's code either don't know how viruses and immune systems work, or more likely they know perfectly well HOW TO WRECK THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Third and most important: THEY DIDN'T NEED ANY FUCKING MODELS AT ALL. THERE'S NOTHING NEW ABOUT THIS VIRUS, SO NO NEW RESPONSE WAS NEEDED. PUBLIC HEALTH WAS WELL PREPARED FOR A NORMAL VIRUS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH WAS ALREADY HANDLING THIS NORMAL VIRUS AS IT FUCKING ALWAYS DOES. THE SOFTWARE WAS JUST ONE ELEMENT OF THE HOLOCAUST, NOT THE CAUSE OF THE HOLOCAUST.
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The genocidal anti-health officials who chose Ferguson are just like the Wreckers who built fake lighthouses to steer ships onto the rocks. Ferguson is the bricklayer who built the tower in the wrong place. He knew that he was participating in a crime, but he wasn't the mastermind.
Henry VIII responded to the problem by founding Trinity House, a mutual benefit association or guild for sailors, and giving it full authority over lighthouses and navigation. Trinity House still exists and still has the same functions. Remarkable continuity for an organization, breaking all of Parkinson's Laws. Serving the same purpose for 500 years, funded the same way for 500 years. Every ship that docks at British ports pays a user fee to Trinity House.
Is there any way for a modern monarch to create an equivalent Mutual Benefit Association for real science? I strongly doubt it. Henry was just as evil and crazy as modern kings, but he was motivated by loss of tax revenue. Modern Sorosian monarchs don't need taxes, so they don't need a country or an economy. They run solely on counterfeit numbers generated by central banks.
King Henry of Ford and King Henry of England both operated in a closed circle. Henry of Ford realized that he had to pay his workers enough to buy one of the cars they were building. He wanted MORE PROFIT, and the only way to make more profit is to sell things to workers who are making things. Henry of England realized that he needed uncrashed ships to carry the products that England made, or to import products and crops that England couldn't make. If the ships crashed, the economy would crash and his income would crash. Now the circle is broken. Corporations and governments depend solely on counterfeit numbers.
Good jab, not a good rule
One of the better skeptics is quoting "philosopher" Daniel Dennett:
There's simply no polite way to tell people that they've dedicated their lives to an illusion.
As a quick jab in the current maelstrom this serves an excellent purpose. But Dennett is a "philosopher", so the statement deserves "philosophical" attention.
Only subsistence farmers are NOT dedicated to an illusion. Food is real. All other human activities are dedicated to illusions.
It's clear from genes and design that God INTENDS us to maintain and grow the complex illusions of civilization.
Quoting the best expression of Sharia as always:
The Almighty has created this world as a trial and test for man; every person has therefore been made to depend on others for his living. No one in this world can live independently as regards his needs and requirements. A person of the highest rank turns to the most ordinary to fulfill them. In other words, every single person has an important role to play, without which this world cannot continue.
This role depends upon his abilities, intelligence and inclinations as well as upon his means and resources, which vary from person to person. In fact, it is because of this variation that a society comes into being. Consequently, laborers and workers, artisans and craftsmen, tillers and peasants are as indispensable as scholars and thinkers, savants and sages, leaders and rulers. Every individual is an integral component of the society and contributes to its formation according to his abilities.
By creating various classes of people, the Almighty is testing whether the big and the small, the high and the low create a society based on co-operation and respect or create disorder in the world by disregarding the role each person has been ordained to play.
These varied talents and tendencies are in our genes, and the same type of variety shows up in other complex species from ants to birds to elephants.
Within the long history of humanity there has NEVER been a civilization or tribe that restricted its activities to growing and hunting food. All the way back, we find the same major categories. Farmers, cooks, cleaners, builders, parents, priests, healers, teachers, warriors, leaders.
Specific to the current maelstrom, healers have always traded in illusions. Healers perform specific rituals and give us specific objects like prayer cloths and pills. We have a hard-wired response to these gestures and tokens. In recent centuries SOME of the rituals and pills do direct physical work on our cells and nerves. Most of the rituals and healing tokens serve to BOOST OUR CONFIDENCE, which directly boosts our immunity.
FIRST AND FOREMOST, the lockdowns are OPENLY AND INTENTIONALLY DESIGNED to eliminate immunity. The EXPLICITLY STATED AND PROMISED PURPOSE is to prevent our immune system from encountering the virus and building defenses. THIS IS BLATANTLY AND EXPLICITLY ANTI-SCIENCE, ANTI-MEDICINE, AND MURDEROUS.
Secondarily, sieges intentionally destroy the "illusory" aspects of healing, along with many of the physical aspects. We can't sleep, can't work, can't eat a balanced diet, can't think straight, can't exercise enough, can't get fresh air and sunlight, can't go to the chiropractor or PT for therapy, can't go to the hospital for surgery. All gone, both the illusions and the physicalities. Many of them won't come back after "reopening" because the holocaust drove them into bankruptcy.
Different caste, different geography, different religion
I've been comparing the current holocaust to Prohibition, an obviously unbalanced comparison; not just in terms of magnitude, but also in geographical and caste and religious terms.
Prohibition was a Midwestern Christian movement that gradually went national. The NYC media never liked it, so public rebellion was encouraged from the start.
The current holocaust came from the top castes in NYC and Calif. The paid media have ALWAYS been in favor of murdering Deplorables. Same for 200 years, ever since the invention of the newspaper.
Looking at Prohibition through my usual lens of tech publications:
From Radio News, Sept 1922:
Next October we shall see the first test of the "Radio Harangue." A truce to jazz and bedtime stories while the candidate for re-election on the anti-Prohibition platform in New Jersey before his invisible audience debates with the Honorable Volstead, who will demonstrate (radially) that bootleggers and homebrewers should be massacred by machine guns. Little doubt the ether enfolding our earth will work overtime next fall.
Nobody is running on the anti-Lockdown platform this year. Even Art Robinson, who could have been leading the movement based on expertise and previous courage, stood back and said nothing.
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From Popular Radio, Sept 1923:
A review of an early attempt to broadcast a theatrical play with sound effects.
At the proper moment, with the accompanying dialogue, the gentleman-butler began to shake it. In the studio where we sat around the transmitter, the noise of the coins in the shaker, deadened by the hand of the actor, gave a very good illusion of the gladsome sound of a cocktail coming into the world. But in the broadcasting room up on the roof, where an expert was regulating the waves (or whatever it is such experts do), this sudden and unexpected sound caused great consternation. "My God! Static !" he muttered and excitedly began pulling out stops like organ stops, adjusting multipliers and variable condensers, or whatever it is they adjust when "static" is heard. It was not until after the play was finished that the expert discovered that he had been endeavoring, like Mr. Volstead, to suppress cocktails. Fortunately, as in the case of Mr. Volstead, his efforts were not successful. So the joke was on him; again like Mr. Volstead.
In a radio voting contest held recently by Station WJAZ, Chicago, on the subject of national prohibition, over 47,000 votes were cast by telegraph at the voters' expense, the telegraph bill otalling over $30,000. The result was more than two to one in favor of modification
of the Volstead Act.
Sounds like a GoFundMe result, except that a GoFundMe run by a radio station would be on the opposite side now.
An earthquake I didn't notice!A noticeable quake happened just north of Spokane at 2:50PM yesterday.
SpokaneNews picked it up, with 1400 comments from people who felt it.
Shortly after that, a couple of watermains broke on the east side. Not automatically related, but two at once makes it highly likely.
This time I didn't notice anything. I was definitely awake and focused on the computer at that time, verified by my graphics worklog. No booms, no waves. Most of the felt-its were on the east or northeast side; west side didn't feel it. I'm NW side, so probably consistent.
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Just reminding myself again of the BIG QUESTION, trying to stay connected to the baseline or ground point. Metrology.
1. A group of countries joining forces to kill OTHER COUNTRIES happens all the time. Usually for physical greed, in recent centuries for "religion" or "ideology".
2. One country deciding to kill part of its own people is much less common, but happens with some regularity. Lincoln in 1860, Stalin in 1930, Hitler in 1940, Mao in 1950, Pol Pot in 1970, Idi Amin in 1980.
3. The current monstrosity is unique in history. Never before have NEARLY ALL COUNTRIES decided AT THE SAME MOMENT to kill MOST OF THEIR OWN PEOPLE.
4. How did this happen? What was the vector of contagion? Epstein? China? Aliens?