Friday, September 25, 2020
  Tubes were an unnecessary and destructive sidetrack

Random afterthought to real coherers.

Thinking again about those submini tubes while using the breadboard for experimentation led to a historical oddity.

Tubes were probably an unnecessary sidetrack in the overall development of electronics, making experimentation unnecessarily hard for a few decades.

If the path of coherers and catwhiskers had been extended, it would have led quickly to transistors. The Lodge liquid coherer was a solid-state diode. Some early experimenters with catwhisker-style detectors developed the triode transistor but didn't pursue it.

Tubes made experimentation hard because they needed high plate voltage, which in turn required special precautions. When you're fiddling with 1.5 to 18 Volts, you can plug and unplug stuff and screw around to your heart's content, without stopping your heart or starting a fire. When you're working with 250 Volts, extreme caution is needed.

The HV could have been avoided if the original Audion had led directly to those submini tubes. Subminis easily live in the same breadboard world as transistors and ICs, with 1.5 V filament and 18 V plate. DeForest's original Audion operated in this range.

The Brits had subminis in the '30s, but America stuck with the big HV tubes until '48. By that time the transistor was already underway and the tube era was fading.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
  Real Coherers!

After doing an emotional salute to the coherer, I got curious to see if any original coherers were available, or a newly made version. No originals, but amazingly Navone Engineering is making new ones following the original recipe.

We'll do the unboxing routine. In the box:

The packed innards:

And here's the coherer, along with a penny for scale and a submini tube for comparison.

The actual coherer looks better up close than Navone's promo pic on Ebay. It's made the same way as the submini tubes that I was playing with a few years ago.

The enclosed instruction brochure is well written, professionally printed and folded. It runs through the same history I covered, including the Japanese 'second life' of coherers.

Navone included a little piezo sparker to make a proper electric spark. This was actually the hardest part of the experiment for me. I understand coherers but I'd never used a sparker, and various online videos didn't clarify how to use them. The button was too firm for my elderly fingers. I used Channellocks to squeeze it until it SNAPPED, and got a spark.

I set up a simple series circuit on my homemade lab breadboard. After trying various combos of voltage and LEDs and meters and resistors, I ended up using 3V with no inline resistor and a little incandescent bulb.

The coherer is highly sensitive to tapping, as it should be; and it's also highly sensitive to the applied potential difference. When powered by 9 or 18 Volts, it wants to conduct all the time. On 1.5 V it doesn't want to conduct at all. 3V is the Mama Bear.

Very low light before the spark, light increases after the spark, and stays on until tapped.

Here's a GIF showing one sequence of spark on / tap off.

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Happy second life, Coherers!

Techy footnote: Coherers weren't originally meant to sense nearby sparks and RF in the ether; they were meant to sense RF in the circuit from an antenna input. They work both ways.

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  More in the same mode

I'm in "That's part of the story but not the whole story" mode this morning.

Let's do another one. In the current fake emergency, as well as previous fake emergencies, many skeptics focused on misperception of risk. Innumeracy. Bayesian denominators. Inadequate evolution. Inadequate education. That's not even part of the story.

Most people perceive real risks accurately. We don't need numbers. What happens in these fake emergencies is a barrage of FALSE INFORMATION about the EVENT ITSELF. We end up perceiving the risk of the MYTH accurately, and forget about plain old REALITY.

Example 1: Three Mile Island. Most people perceived the risk of nuclear power accurately, and the ACTUAL EVENT corresponded EXACTLY to our perception of risk. Some employees at TMI were injured or killed, but NOBODY outside the plant was even bothered. ZERO radiation escaped. The media pounded us with FALSE INFORMATION about the event itself. Even though I knew what happened, I still have to slap down the impression that thousands of people died.

Example 2: AIDS. Most people perceived their risk accurately. Active homosexuals saw their friends and "husbands" dying, and knew they were in immediate and lethal risk. People outside of that culture saw nobody dying, and knew they were at zero risk. Then the media POUNDED US over and over with the FALSE INFORMATION that AIDS was spreading to everyone. It was, as fucking always, an Equal Opportunity Disease.

Example 3: The current holocaust. People who are already dying know they're dying, and know that their risk from any virus or stress is 100%. People who are not already dying know that we're not sick, and NOBODY is sick. THIS IS NOT AN EPIDEMIC, and probably isn't even a "virus". Both groups perceived their own risk accurately. Then the media BARRAGED US AND MACHINEGUNNED US with holocaustally false disinfomation that the "virus" is an Equal Opportunity Killer, as fucking always.

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  Interesting map

An item in Quora about introvert-friendly countries talks mostly about weather.

The author picks Estonia, Finland and Russia as most introvert-friendly.

In cold places people spend more time huddling inside, so culture is less touchy and more lonely. Makes sense, but I don't think it's the real variable. Estonia and Finland are a unique ethnic group, more closely related to the stoic old American tribes than to Teutons or Slavs. Warrior tribes don't talk. In parts of America where those tribes formed the culture, talking is peculiar and silence is expected. Much easier for innate introverts.

The item includes a map of population density that sort of halfway makes the point. The map really shows something unexpected, not tied to weather at all.

Where are most of the people in Europe? On the Rhine.

An unmistakable crescent in the middle of the continent. A few big cities like Paris and London are isolated islands of population, but most of the people are on the Rhine.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  More auto random

The latest issue of Collectible Auto mag has some good articles as usual, and some unusually good letters from readers.

One letter offers a hidden explanation for a sales pattern that already had an open explanation. Why was '55 a great year for car sales and '58 an awful year? The open explanation, which is undoubtedly part of the story, is that the '55s were distinctly better than before, and the '58s were uniformly horrible. Chevy finally got a V8 in '55, and Chrysler products finally got styling.

The hidden explanation: In '55, just in time for the model year, the Federal Reserve loosened regulations on car loans. Previously car loans were restricted to 2 years with 20% down. After the loosening, most loans were 3 or 4 years, so short-term thinkers felt that they were able to buy new cars. They weren't really more able, of course, since a longer loan costs more.

'58 was certainly a bust because of horrible cars, but it was even bustier because those short-term thinkers were still paying on their 3-year and 4-year loans. Previously they would have been able to start a new loan. This effect probably extended into '59 as well for the 4-year loans.

Another letter offered a new factoid about those mysterious Nash trucks made from '47 to '54. Previously it was thought that they all went down to Mexico in response to fleet orders. In '51 about 200 went to Scandinavia for retail sale, and at least one of them is still in active use, pictured in the letter.

Also, the trucks were rated 4 tons, not 1.5 tons as usually written. The question remains. Why did Nash go to the trouble of designing and tooling and building 5000 heavy trucks, developing plenty of new skills, then sell them only in foreign countries? It runs contrary to Nash's preservationist character. There was plenty of unsatisfied demand for trucks, and farmers would have loved those trucks. Especially in northern states where Nash's superior heater would beat the crude aftermarket heaters in other trucks.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  Got curious

Speaking of mental self-defense....

A couple weeks ago in an item about the Lucid Interval of the 1930s I was quoting a remarkably sane article by a certified expert, John Erskine.

At the end I sidenoted the education inherent in low-budget radio programs....
Sidenote from another angle: Erskine was undervaluing some of the education available in plain commercial programs, especially the low-budget syndicated serials. Ann of the Airlanes was packed with serious information about geography and technology, presented in digestible form. Dick Tracy organized the young listeners in Detective Clubs. For 5 boxtops of Quaker cereals you got a Secret Decoder Ring, and every episode gave you a "coded" message to solve, so you could stay ahead of the villain. Kids who spent time on that task were learning more about language than the idiotic fictional "grammar" they were hearing from Miss Marley.
Well, I got curious, so I found a Decoder Book (not Decoder Ring) on Ebay and bought it.

The book is pocket-size:

The book and other items like badges and rings were 'premiums' acquired by sending in boxtops from Quaker cereals.

Most of the book is organizational advice and OpSec training for the Secret Detective Clubs. The radio program had a virtual 'meeting' at the end of each episode, with a message to decode. Each message started with a keyword followed by a series of numbers. I wrote down one of the messages:

10 11 7 17 11 26
17 9 12 25
5 17 6 15
11 25 13 3 26

The keyword made me wonder if the cipher was a Vigenere style, but it's not that complicated.

There were three active keywords, each leading to a different 'static' transposition, not a 'mobile' transposition as in Vigenere or the Hagelin machines. The transpositions are nicely randomized, indicating that the program must have paid a real cryptographer for advice.

Unfortunately the episodes available online are from a different year with a different set of keywords, so I couldn't actually decipher the message. But I did satisfy my curiosity about the type of cipher. (The book cost $35, so I'm not going to buy a different edition to find the right keywords!)

The writers gave especially good advice about when and how to use ciphers without making the use obvious. They advised club members to send at least one message to each of the other local members every day, to stay in practice. Learning with a purpose!

Members were also supposed to learn Morse and use it in a variety of ways for private signaling. Club members were learning the essentials of communication and meaning, and developing their own private modes of communication.

Before WW1 the Army Signal Corps was training its members in a similar way, mastering creative communication so they could circumvent enemy interception without central guidance.

Needless to say, no school or media or corporation is going to sponsor this category of learning now. No codes, no private OpSec. Only NSA-created and NSA-backdoored digital encryption is allowed, and creative modes are never discussed.

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  Non-news about non-orders from a non-skeptic

In the distant past, Radio Moscow offered a genuine opposition view. It was naturally self-serving, but it was often correct. Now RT simply runs the same nonsense as any other US media.

Non-news today:
Three major federal agencies have forged ahead with plans to host critical race theory training for their employees, teaching them to "co-resist" and check their white privilege, slides posted by researcher Christopher Rufo show.

The events, scheduled at the State Department, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Veterans’ Administration (VA) in open defiance of a White House memo banning them, are going to deal with “racial equity,” “white fragility” and “microaggressions,” Rufo tweeted on Monday, publishing photos of the training slides he somehow obtained.
Well of course. This is how Trump works. He issues "orders" that are carefully crafted to be non-orders, allowing the agencies to do what they want. Because the agencies are "opposing" Trump, their actions encourage the murderers and enrage the Deplorables. An enraged Deplorable is easier to identify and slaughter.

For a few weeks after the 2017 inauguration, the bureaucrats walked carefully, more or less obeying Trump's "orders" in case he was serious. By March 2017 they figured out the trick or received reassurance from Trump. They simply resumed doing what they always do. Enriching Soros and Bezos and killing everyone else.

RT, following the Fox "side" of the puppet script, helps to enrage the Deplorables about the "disloyal" agencies, which are really serving the same master as Trump.

Calibrating: Looking back through March 2017 to re-locate the item about the "climate" bureaucrats, it's clear that I was slower and stupider than the bureaucrats. Even while I marked the end of bureaucratic obedience, I hadn't really figured out the whole trick. I was still holding out hope for some of Trump's cabinet appointments who seemed to be saying the right things. Trump fired them quickly and replaced them with reliable Deepstaters.

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  More typical

As long as I'm doing Quora, here's a more typical Quora question:

Do you favor a teleological or Roarshack approach in educational philosophy?

Like the bots that seek meaningless blog items, these trolls are mechanical assemblages of random words, some of which are misspelled or misdefined. The technique is consistent and easy to spot, but I can't begin to guess the underlying purpose.

Rohrschach has nothing at all to do with teleology or education.

But a Roarshack does have a purpose!

A hail cannon is a Roarshack.


  New way of writing

Got bored enough to peruse Quora today. The stories about cultural differences are usually good, and the accounts of mysterious places and hidden rooms are always worth my time. Even discussions of criminals and punishment mostly stick to reality, not the standard myths of "both" "sides".

Along with the readable stuff, it's interesting to watch the new unanswered questions as a measure of troll trends. Right now the recent cessation of a Supreme Demon is the only topic for the trolls. All of them are working for the "left" side, as usual. Along with the predictable crap, these trolls are doing something that I haven't seen before. They're writing new Articles of the REAL constitution.

Of course we know that the REAL constitution is whatever the Supremes and other federal "judges" say at the current microsecond. The 1787 document was removed in 1803 and burned to a crisp, along with the whole country, in 1861. It never really existed.

Most of the recent Articles in the REAL constitution have been written by District Demons, not Supreme Demons. Now the troll army is getting into the act, slipping in ideas that have never been thought of before. One new Article says that the dying wish of an existing Demon must be respected.

Pretty neat trick. Start a rumor, get people talking about it, and pretty soon the crowd believes it. The old Assertion/Insertion routine. When you're involved in discussing ever finer details of an ENTITY, you stop asking whether the ENTITY is real. After the crowd believes it, the Supremes can enforce it.

Exactly a thousand years ago, old Bill Ockham was trying to fight this insertion of ENTITIES through discussion of fine details. He failed, and Deepstates since then have continued to perfect the technique.


Monday, September 21, 2020
  More alt-universe

From Belarus, a clip of a student SKILLS exhibit.

Lots of youngsters and adults are milling around and talking normally. There are exactly TWO MASKS in the clip, and the TWO MASKS are exactly where they belong in the NORMAL WORLD. One guy is grinding metal, and the other is spray-painting. NORMAL safety precautions against REAL pollution. The people who are not generating REAL pollution are breathing REAL air. Belarus is NORMAL WORLD.


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  Random auto history thought

Alt-history is fun, but needs to use realistic analogies.

Among the many active auto companies that failed, it's pretty easy to figure out a realistic Shoulda/Coulda for most of them.

Auto writers always assume that a company ceased to exist when it stopped making sedans.

Realism tells us that many of those "failures" simply switched from making sedans to making something else. Reo switched to trucks and lasted into the '70s. Hupp switched to HVAC equipment and lasted to the '90s. Peerless switched to beer and is still active now. Studebaker ran a holding company for a variety of products into the '70s, and its defense-contract plant is still running as AM General. Willys gave up on sedans and stuck with its own niche, and is now bigger than ever.

Packard should have switched to aircraft in '51, specializing in luxury corporate jets. In terms of unique skills and factory usage, Packard was already more of an aircraft maker than a car maker.

Nash and Studebaker should have merged. Their strengths and weaknesses were exactly complementary. In the end, Nash didn't need the Hudson merger and survived on a mix of sedans and Willys products until 1987.

But what about Hudson, which would have been left out in the cold by the Nash-Studie merger? It's hard to imagine an alternate future. Hudson never diversified, never branched out from sedans. The other independents at that time were already making a variety of products before the sedan "failure". Hudson's defense contracts were profitable but much smaller than the other independents. No aircraft or trucks or cars, just an assortment of parts and pieces. The contracts didn't add new skills or create new types of manufacturing.

Hudson had a couple chances to specialize in sporty cars, but blew both. In '33 the Terraplane was light, fast, economical and attractive. Hudson quickly eliminated the nice fast car and reapplied the name to the base trim level of big Hudsons. Around the same time, Hudson partly owned Railton, a British sports car firm that used Hudson engines. They never imported Railtons.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
  Keeping track of Culp

I've been afraid that Culp would follow the Repooflicans into mindless obedience, but SO FAR he's sticking FIRMLY to the two REAL issues. He hasn't converged to the idiotic license fee issue, which is still the only thing the Repoofs are discussing in their spam emails.

Two real issues:

Stop the lockdowns and distancing and murder masks.

Stop the riots.

It's a good strategic pair. Seattle loves the murder masks but doesn't like being burned out by rioters. The rest of the state isn't directly affected by the riots, but HATES the murder masks and lockdowns, and knows the whole thing is utter ratshit.

He has a new and well-made image on distancing.

Later thought: Actually BOTH types understand that the whole pile of shit has nothing to do with "viruses". BOTH types understand that the murder masks are designed to protect Holy Pure Aristocrats from Bad Deplorable Breath. The Holy Aristocrats need the masks to protect their Physical And Spiritual Purity from Orange Witch Powder. The Deplorables don't have any illusions.
  We won't allow

Still thinking about the hail cannons and cloud seeders and self-defense.

I made the weather connection in Polistra's 2008 time-travel story. After popping up in 1939 to escape the awfulness of 2008 (little did she know that things would continue getting unimaginably more awful!) she encounters Fran, her 1939 alter ego. Part of the discussion:

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Fran: Well, what great advances has America made since '39? Cured cancer?

Pol: No. We have lots of fancy machines and drugs, but except for childhood leukemia, which we can definitely cure, we haven't improved the survival rate in general. You could even say that the fancy machines make things worse, because people know about the cancer earlier.

Fran: That's dismal. Well, cured infantile paralysis?

Pol: Yes, in 1954.

Fran: Cured the common cold?

Pol: No.

Fran: Have you controlled weather? Built domed cities?

Pol: No. In fact we have decided to make no progress in that area. We haven't gone beyond cloud-seeding, and even though we know it works, we won't allow ourselves to do it.

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As mentioned before, the common cold question would have halted the story if I'd tried to write this piece now. Instead of curing the common cold, which didn't need curing anyway, we decided to imprison and gag and kill everyone to halt the spread of the common cold. We decided to treat ordinary people VASTLY WORSE than we treat prisoners convicted of crimes. I've been there and I know.

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Focusing on the weather point:

We won't allow ourselves to do it is the key. At that time I didn't know about hail cannons, which would have strengthened the point, especially in hail-prone Oklahoma.** Both technologies WORK to prevent damage. They're not complete or always reliable, so you don't want to use them loosely. When properly targeted and considered, both techs can save billions of dollars.

The same applies to ALL forms of self-defense.

The 2nd amendment dudes are always chanting nonsense about an armed population preventing tyranny. This was always nonsense. There's no correlation. Many unarmed countries have decent rulers, and many well-armed countries have dictators. As of this year, the chant ought to be perfectly unchantable. Half of America is armed, but the demonic governors and mayors went right ahead and killed everyone. No deterrence. Only the BLM rioters have tried to attack mayors, and they were doing it because the mayors were INSUFFICIENTLY DEMONIC for their tastes, not because the mayors are TOO DEMONIC for the survival of civilization. Pluponents, not opponents.

In all areas from weather to computers to health to government, we HAVE the weapons but we refuse to use them. The most egregious part of this refusal applies to the INTRINSIC weapons in our own bodies and minds. TV and social media have neutralized our mental immunity with Room 101, and the Public Death Officers have neutralized our physical immunity with panic and lockdowns and murder masks. As I noted yesterday, the same Public Death Officers are using lockdowns against pollution, instead of allowing us to make our own judgments and adapt our own bodies.

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** In fact the hail cannons, if I had known about them, would be the only valid argument in Okla. I wrote about cloud seeding because it was relevant to the Dust Bowl, but seeding requires clouds. A region is afflicted by drought because the clouds are simply going elsewhere, not because the clouds are reluctant to release rain. Hail cannons were known to work in 1902, before Okla was a state; and Okla always has more hail than the rest of the country.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020
  Metasalute to 1906

Courseware debugging is hung up this weekend by another of those yak-shaving waits for permission, so I got bored.

Reading splendid old French tech magazines.

1906, plus or minus two years, is a pivot point in tech history, for reasons that still aren't clear. Every real invention was done by 1906, at least in conceptual form. Some of the concepts had to wait for refinements in materials and manufacturing. All "new" inventions since then are reinventing a pre-1906 invention and falsely calling it new. Why 1906? It wasn't the start of a war or a major revolution, it wasn't a plague or religious frenzy. No obvious stopping points or inflection points outside the tech world.

Those old French books had wonderful illustrations. This one caught my attention because the car is obviously a Renault. Can I reproduce this with available materials?

Yes. Fortunately I didn't have to make the Renault, or substitute my 1906 Great Smith car. Amazingly, Lucien Lilippe already made one. I already had the telescope and the terrain, and I'd just used the terrain in the hail cannon animation.


  Does rain clear the air?

The last 12 hours. Focus on visibility.

Nuff said.

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Sidenote: I learned something from this "unusual" burst of bad air. On the first day, the OFFICIAL DASHBOARD was giving official alerts and official Mysterious Horrible Numbers!!!!!




So I took the STRONGLY RECOMMENDED ACTIONS and turned on my HEPA air filter full-time.

I also made my usual hour-long store walk during that PURPLE ALERT, anxious about possible consequences but needing to eat. Consequences: Dry throat for an hour or two. Nothing else.

After that, I experimented, turned the HEPA on and off several times, and concluded that it was doing more harm by stirring up the air and bringing drafts toward my nose. It's better to let the crap settle.

Lesson learned. With bad air as with "viruses", TRUST YOUR BODY. With bad air as with "viruses", avoid sudden overloads and forcible inputs. Allow the body to adapt to smaller loads.

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  Interesting idea but ignores Manweller

Via Eurekalert, a project is already underway to create citizen "focus groups" to guarantee compliance with gene editing like CRISPR.
Dryzek and colleagues believe that citizens' assemblies - groups of lay-people tasked with diving deep into the ethical and moral issues thrown up by genome editing - will provide a valuable guide for scientists, doctors and politicians around the world.

"The fact that they are made up of citizens with no history of activism on an issue means they are good at reflecting upon the relative weight of different values and principles," Professor Dryzek said.

Think of how we trust juries in court cases to reach good judgements. Deliberation is a particularly good way to harness the wisdom of crowds, as it enables participants to piece together the different bits of information that they hold in constructive and considered fashion."
No history of activism is an important distinction. Real juries follow this rule, and do in fact make good decisions. A lot of our "political" idiocy should be replaced by more jury-like deciders.

BUT: None of this matters because Big Science won't listen to the wrong decision. Big Science will simply continue doing what gets the grants. Genocide gets the grants.

Manweller's Rule is universal. Elections don't count unless they agree with Deepstate. Protests are only effective when they agree with Deepstate. Jury decisions are only allowed to stand when they agree with Deepstate.

Fake "democracy" is the biggest obstacle to real reform. We shouldn't waste our precious lives and souls on fake processes that change nothing.

PEOPLE ARE INNATELY AND PERMANENTLY DIFFERENT, and PERSONALITY MATTERS more than anything else. A sane leader will lead sanely, and a psychopathic leader will kill everyone.

When we're stuck in a country or state led by demonic psychopaths, we need to adopt a medieval attitude. Live our lives as decently as we can, recognizing that the demon will STOMP and kill us at any moment, ESPECIALLY when we feel the most hope. Pray for change but avoid hope. Just live.

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  One down, but doesn't change the count

The grotesque horrifying alien demon which killed under the fake-human title of "Ruth Bader Ginsburg" has ceased killing.

No point in celebrating. It will be replaced by an identical demon. The replacement will be less grotesque and horrifying, but won't change anything.

The process of replacement will get all the idiot partisans on Side A and Side B excited, eagerly defending Demon A or Demon B, dredging up all sorts of irrelevant information and ideology to claim that A or B will do something "different". In the end the new demon will seamlessly continue killing everyone and obliterating the universe.

Incidentally, I offer my condolences to the heroic cancer cells that voluntarily went beyond the call of duty, sacrificing themselves to destroy the grotesque alien. RIP, cancer cells.


Friday, September 18, 2020
  Nasty little weasel

I got tired of Assange a long time ago. Like all other "independents", he turned out to be a false-flag AP. He pretended to be "opening government", but wouldn't open his sources. The best way to protect a source is to publicize the name along with the info. When everyone knows who the source is, Deepstate has a MUCH harder job of suiciding or accidenting the source. In this specific case, the likely source was ALREADY dead, so there was no harm at all in publicity.

New info via RT:
Trump attempted to cut a deal with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, offering the wanted journalist a pardon in exchange for the source of the 2016 DNC emails. Assange refused to betray the source.

Assange’s defense revealed the pardon deal to a court in London on Friday, where the WikiLeaks founder is currently fighting extradition to the US. Should he lose, he will be tried for espionage offenses and could face 175 years behind bars.
Good. Take it up the ass, you slimy slithery snake.

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  More of our standard misattribution

An intriguing item from Belarus. For once, this isn't about Lukashenko or "viruses"!

A group of Hasidim in Belarus were trying to make a pilgrimage to a holy site in Ukraine. Ukraine wouldn't let them in, so they got stuck in a 'neutral zone' until they could filter back through the red tape of border crossings.
As BelTA reported earlier, over 1,000 Hasidic pilgrims gathered in the neutral zone between Belarus and Ukraine. They were traveling to the holy site in the city of Uman, Ukraine. The Novi Yarylovychi checkpoint has been closed until 27 September. The Jews remained at the Ukrainian border in the hope of reaching their destination, where they planned to celebrate the New Year according to the their national calendar.
The incident isn't especially important or injurious to the Hasidim; it just shows clearly where they are welcome and where they are unwelcome. They're welcome in Soviet Belarus and unwelcome in "free" "democratic" Ukraine.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
  What was special?

The yak picture in previous item stirred up an OLD memory of a salient moment, an AHA moment, a memory that hadn't popped up in 60 years.

I think the stirrer was the brick building, which I used in modified form in the Great Smith set. The Great Smith version reminded me of the real building in the memory.

This AHA happened in 1955. The sign was on the side of a laundry in Noble, where my parents lived at the time.

I was 5, and had been reading books for a couple years, so the words weren't special. What was the AHA? The big P serving as the initial letter for all three words. I marveled at the artistic efficiency.

In an older culture the AHA, plus the fact that I was competently reading at 5, would have led to an early and easy career choice. Typographer. Apprentice at 7, master at 21.

Unfortunately the cultural expectations and economic setup didn't lead in that direction, so I wasted 20 years trying to do math instead of letters.

Calibrating: Fortunately, one piece of the older culture was still intact in 1955. I was free to wander all over town and find my own AHAs, in vacant lots and creeks and letters. My mother was glad to have me out of the house, and probably would have been gladder if I just disappeared.

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  Just venting about yakshaving

In the last two months I've been dealing almost full-time with courseware. The idiotic school closures, necessary to "protect" students against Mythical Horrible Orange Witch Powder, have forced an increased use of all online facilities.

When we first designed this stuff 20 years ago, and again when we adapted it for online use in 2015, courseware was just an 'accessory', not a vital part of teaching. Most instructors didn't bother to use it. Now it's vital, which means I've got more work to do without more pay.

Pay isn't the problem. I'm working for Natural Law Duty anyway. I don't need the money, I need the work.

The problem is the YAK-SHAVING. Every single issue requires penetrating layers and layers of access and red tape and permissions. After I get through all the layers, the actual problem usually turns out to be a missing bracket, or a misnumbered page, or just student misunderstanding.

So the process is 90% yak and 10% solution.


  Opening the blackmail has an EFFECT for the first time

Amazingly, a TV station committed REAL JOURNALISM.

They exposed emails among Public Death Officials in Nashville, obviously and blatantly hiding the LACK of "virus" in bars and restaurants, and obviously CONSPIRING to hide the facts and kill everyone.

The next day after the revelation, the city relaxed its restrictions on bars and restaurants ever so slightly.

Admittedly this is inside one of the Dixie states where the governor has moved a few millimeters away from total holocaust, so there was already some pull in the right direction.

Still, it's an encouraging sign when ACTIONABLE and SUABLE revelations cause tiny positive micromovements by demonic mayors.

There have been a few previous revelations with no effect on the demons.


  Face-reading is strictly innate

Interesting piece of research in terms of PURPOSE and design.

It's been known for a long time that humans and many other animals have a firm template for perceiving faces and expressions. How firm is this template?
The fusiform face area responds selectively to faces and is causally involved in face perception. How does face-selectivity in the fusiform arise in development, and why does it develop so systematically in the same location across individuals? Preferential cortical responses to faces develop early in infancy, yet evidence is conflicting on the central question of whether visual experience with faces is necessary. Here, we revisit this question by scanning congenitally blind individuals with fMRI while they haptically explored 3D-printed faces and other stimuli. We found robust face-selective responses in the lateral fusiform gyrus of individual blind participants during haptic exploration of stimuli, indicating that neither visual experience with faces nor fovea-biased inputs is necessary for face-selectivity to arise in the lateral fusiform gyrus.
The blind subjects were using their fingers to read 3d-printed 'bas relief' pictures of faces.

Experience is unlikely. In more 'touchy' cultures, blind people (and especially blind-deaf people) are allowed to use their hands on faces and throats, but not in US. A blind person would know his own face, but wouldn't have an opportunity to pick up expressions from others.

Even experience with the printed contour maps is rare. Contour printing was available before the modern 3d stuff; Playboy used to produce a Braille edition with a tactile centerfold. But this form of art was never common even in Braille publications.

So this is strictly hard-wired, part of the design and purpose. As with speech/hearing and writing/reading, both ends of the channel had to be matched by design. If faces or face muscles mutated significantly, the fusiform gyrus template wouldn't have worked.

Irrelevant alt-history footnote: Contour printing would have been much more common if the Bain tactile scanner had been commercially successful.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
  Lukashenko opens more blackmail

Lukashenko is the only sane leader in the world and the only truth-teller in the world. Period. Absolute statement.

More truth, more breaking of blackmail today.
Lukashenko noted that a step-by-step analysis of events in the country had unearthed genuine plans and tactics of external aggressors. ... For the last ten years they have been scrupulously preparing for this zero hour. “In order to remove all the masks, let's name these players. At the level of global centers the number includes primarily the United States of America, to be exact, their network of foundations designed to support so-called democracy. American satellites – Poland, Lithuania, Czechia, and unfortunately our Ukraine – worked on the European continent.”

Each country played its own role. Czechia has been a resource hub for a long time. Poland initially worked as an incubator of media channels (Belsat, Nexta, and other ones) and then as a platform for a government in exile.

“Wounded by the Belarusian nuclear power plant construction project, Lithuania worked as a battering ram of Belarusian-European relations. Despite our unwavering support for the country (for instance, in matters of territorial integrity and other ones), Ukraine became an outpost of political provocations contrary to the spirit of our mutual relations.

Thus, we clearly see subjects of this process, their conductors, and abettors. The organizers built the tactics in accordance with the classic American textbook on color revolutions by the notorious Gene Sharp. Today we can look back and analyze in detail all the stages of the scenario meant to destroy our country, which fortunately we have not allowed to come to fruition and will not allow.”
Bravo, bravo, bravissimo. Open the blackmail.

I haven't heard of Gene Sharp. Will have to look him up....

Briefly from Wikipedia, Sharp was a "pacifist" whose work was funded and supported by DARPA. Nuff said. Late in life his "foundation" was involved in spreading "democracy" and "peace" to the ex-Soviet zone:
Sharp's 1993 handbook From Dictatorship to Democracy[31] was first published in Burma, fourth edition in 2010. It has since been translated into at least 31 other languages.[32] It has served as a basis for the campaigns of Serbia's Otpor! (who were also directly trained by the Albert Einstein Institution), Georgia's Kmara, Ukraine's Pora, Kyrgyzstan's KelKel and Belarus' Zubr.
So there's the specific connection.

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Later sidenote: Sharp named his "foundation" after Einstein, who was allegedly also a "pacifist". We have the persistent myth that Einstein was a freethinking hippie. We forget that he was ALWAYS quite obviously and openly a Deepstate employee. Can't get much deeper than the A-bomb project. The big names in the project switched in unison to "regretting" the bomb at the same moment in 1946 when Deepstate started to recover from FDR's constraints and started to kill everyone again.

NOW I SEE. I just now figured out why it was necessary to "regret" the bomb. In 1946 we started attributing all of Deepstate's evils to Russia. If we were proud of using the bomb to end Japan's unendable aggression, we couldn't bash Russia for developing its own deterrent against OUR unendable aggressions.

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  Good morning, NSA!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
  First visible dissent in Eurekalert


COVID-19 pandemic halts cancer care and damages oncologists' wellbeing

The first time I've seen even an indication of Crimethink published in Eurekalert, the official aggregator of AAAS. All of the "science" organizations and "science" magazines have been firmly and holocaustally on Satan's side for several decades. They always know which side of an issue will kill everyone, and always take the side that will kill everyone.

None of this matters. Crimethink is actually rampant now in all sorts of media, including the MSM. Even the BBC's own medical editor called firmly and loudly for an end to the lockdowns and mandates; and then Boris added more mandates.

Censorship isn't the problem.

Information isn't the problem.

Demonic psychopaths are the problem.

Sane governments continue functioning sanely. Demonic governments continue killing everyone. Nothing has the slightest influence on the demons. Not information, not media, not legislatures, not courts, not "elections". There's only one solution for a demon.

Later note: The information disconnect also applies to the "global warming" fake panic, plus a dozen smaller fake panics. Correct info about weather cycles has been available for thousands of years, and it's been organized and quantified as specific arguments against the panic since 2000. Before 1975 governments used the correct information to make correct decisions. After 1975 governments used the exact opposite of the correct information because they needed to kill everyone.


  Reprinting the Self-Defense Charter

Convective and conjunctive thought based on the hail cannons and the cloud seeders.

Both of these technologies are forms of self-defense against weather. Both of them WORK. They don't work perfectly or constantly, but they work VASTLY better than doing nothing at all.

Both are remarkably efficient in terms of energy and material used. Grelifuges use small acetylene explosions to turn hail into rain. Seeding uses about 4 pounds of silver iodide powder to create a substantial rainstorm. (The Cold Rain seeding used aircraft, which are highly inefficient; but it could now be done with electric drones. 4 pounds is an easy load for a drone.)

Both have been disdained and deleted by official "science" for a long time.

We're seeing the same disdain and deletion now for ordinary immunity. Our immune systems are forms of self-defense. They don't work perfectly, but they take care of most viruses most of the time. Vaccines help them deal with a few especially deadly and contagious viruses like measles and smallpox. Immunity has no cost at all, except the discipline of living a relatively healthy life. Sunlight, exercise, proper food, confidence, work, sleep. Vaccines are a microscopic dose of weakened virus, applied once or twice in a lifetime.

I've been talking about the destruction of self-defense for a long time. Here's one compendium of the subject.

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Let's put together a broad set of equivalences, starting with the idea that Natural Law is meant to provide an INHIBITORY response or NEGATIVE FEEDBACK for Deplorables against Insatiables.

How do you get from order to chaos and death? Positive feedback. Exponential functions. Wanting everything.

How do you restore and maintain order? Negative feedback. Tanh functions. Wanting something.

Positive feedback people = Insatiables.

Negative feedback people = Deplorables.

In a HEALTHY organism or culture both forces are always present. The Sorosian side of the world is no longer healthy or survivable because the inhibitory side has been eliminated and outlawed.

Natural Law is explicitly about strengthening NF and suppressing PF. Sharia does it smartly by harnessing the PF people to serve the NF people and vice versa.

The Parkinsonian agency or NGO, the 'War On', is the classic excitatory input, self-generating positive feedback. Make a problem, justify more budget, use more budget to make more problems.

What's the opposite, the inhibitory side?

The opposite of WarOn is SELF-DEFENSE at all levels, physical and commercial and informational. SELF-DEFENSE is the organizational equivalent of inhibitory synapses and negative feedback.

A charter for self-defense would include these items:

1. You should be free to own and use physical weapons and walls to defend your PROPERTY and BODY against ordinary criminals.

2. You should be free to own and use cyberweapons and cyberwalls and pre-Disney copyrights to defend your INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY from thieves and monopolies and governments.

3. You should be able to defend your CAPITAL and BUSINESS against monopolies and hostile takeovers and aggressive lawsuits and arbitrary confiscation.

4. You should be able to defend your SKILL against skill-thieves like schools and universities and innovative disrupters like Uber.

5. Cities should be able to defend their SOVEREIGNTY against black-robed demons, and to defend their people against forcible invasions of migrants and criminals by higher levels of government.

6. Governments and common carriers should not be allowed to eliminate INFORMATION needed for self-defense.

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Only (1) corresponds to a currently active law. The others would be new.

I've been discussing (2) through (5) for years. I haven't gotten to (6) until just now.

(6) is needed to protect leakers like Wikileaks and The latter has already been silenced. (6) would also protect policemen or writers who attempt to WARN their local populations about migrant invasions and unsafe areas. This is a big problem in EU, and I'm sure it will be coming to USA STRONG in the next few milliseconds. Evil accelerates exponentially when Soros is in control.

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**Semantic sidenote: It's revealing that Insatiables OFTEN use the word negative when describing Deplorables. Insatiables see Deps as antimatter, Negative Externalities, obstacles to the infinite infinite infinite power that is the natural possession of the Insatiable.

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Now I need to expand item 1:

1. You should be free to own and use physical weapons and walls, and use your own mental and physical immunity, to defend your PROPERTY and BODY and SOUL against criminals and governments.

Obviously the Public Death Agencies are Parkinsonian WarOns. Everything they do is designed to eliminate normal immunity and require MORE of the WarOn, MORE lockdowns and masks and Security Theater.

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Monday, September 14, 2020
  Sort of interesting but unnecessary

Senses for magnetic and static fields are common among all sorts of animals, and are still poorly understood.

Here's a study from Univ of Central Florida that seems to be heading AWAY from proper understanding. The authors are looking into the possibility that animals simply use the magnetic sense of symbiotic bacteria, instead of owning a built-in sense.

First, there's no real need for this extra ENTITY.

We already know that some magnetic senses use internally-created magnetic particles in a mechanism similar to the otoliths in the balance sense or the electroliths in radio fish. There's no reason to presume that the other versions would outsource the job to bacteria.

Second, an obvious counterexample:

If the sense comes from bacteria, animals kept and raised in "clean" captivity for a long time should lose their magnetic sense. Pigeons have been bred and raised in captivity for thousands of years. Some varieties have been purely domestic, with known and registered pedigrees, for hundreds of years. They haven't lost their ability to navigate. This also applies to dogs and cows, though their navigation ability isn't as purely magnetic as pigeons.

This study sounds more like a reason to use AI and Big Data because the people doing the study enjoy AI and Big Data.

Our symbiotic relation with computers helps to destroy our natural sense of reason and logic. The more we outsource our intelligence, the less we use our own.

Natural law. We were given an infinite variety of internal abilities and resources. God expects us to USE THEM FOR GOOD, not to let them atrophy.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020
  From an extremely different era 12

Project Cold Rain was a successful cloud seeding operation, designed and executed by the Air Force in 1971.

Texas was experiencing a serious drought, so the Air Weather Service in Texas decided to do something about it.

The above sentence is incomprehensible. It appears that an AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT, working together with CLIMATOLOGISTS and COMPUTER MODELERS and engineers, decided to use government power and scientific intelligence to SERVE THE PEOPLE AND IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.

Bizarre beyond belief. Why in the world would GOVERNMENT and CLIMATOLOGISTS do such a hopelessly weird and pointless thing?

Fortunately we no longer allow such primitive horrible behavior. In 1975 all climatologists were re-educated to serve Gaia, loyally slaughtering the people and reducing the quality of life to literal ashes.

But for the sake of argument I'm going to humor those neanderthals and pretend that they were doing what they claimed to be doing.

By their weird primitive standards, did the project work? Yes.

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They first made some basic and obvious decisions. There's no point in trying to induce rain when there are no clouds, or only wispy cirrus clouds. You need to target a cloud that can make rain.
The cloud turret should possess a well-defined updraft region with a measurable liquid water content.

A seedable cumulus congestus tower as it appears from the window of an approaching aircraft is pictured in Figure 1.

Their specific goal was the exact opposite of the hail cannons I've been discussing. The Grandinifughi are breaking up an updraft circulation to avoid the formation of hail. The Cold Rain cloud seeders were encouraging updraft circulation.
Even if a cloud meets all of the above requirements, the success of the seeding operation is not assured. A further important requirement is the necessity of having adequate knowledge about the atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles in the target areas. From these, with the aid of appropriate numerical cumulus modeling, it can be determined beforehand whether the buoyancy gain imparted to the turret by the seeding will be sufficient to overcome the braking forces imposed both by environmental thermal stability and by the entrainment of drier outside air into the turret body.

Of even greater potential importance than seeding to promote the growth of individual cumulus towers is the possibility of seeding to induce the merging of several towers growing in near proximity to one another. Within the present day state of the art, the ultimate achievement in dynamical cloud seeding is to form a large, sub-mesoscale, cumulonimbus mass (Figure 2) which has the ability to regenerate new cells and sustain itself for a long period of time. The rainfall from such an intertwined system of towers is considerably greater than that which might occur from the same number of individual towers possessing independent circulations.
Note 'present day state of the art', indicating that they knew seeding worked, and were trying to refine the methods.

They used Air Force planes for the 'bombing' and photography:

They designed and built silver-iodide flares, and a mechanism to load and release the flares.

They ran 35 missions during June 1971.

They applied Constants and Variables properly. In the table, A means that likely clouds produced substantial rain, which wouldn't have happened without the seeding. B means likely clouds produced rain, but nearby unseeded clouds also rained. C means the clouds didn't yield any rain. U means undecided. (It appears that most of the undecideds were because the flares didn't fire.)

Out of 35 tries, 19 produced rain, of which 9 were definitely caused by the seeding; 6 definitely failed; and the rest were unfired flares or aborted.

Stripping out the misfires and aborts, they actually seeded a cloud 25 times, and got rain 19 times.

Yes, it worked.

1971 was 50 years ago. Nixon had just created EPA, but obviously the agency hadn't yet acquired enough power to prohibit such primitive horrible LIFE-ENHANCING research.

Math footnote: Each flare held 25 grams of silver iodide, about one ounce. Each mission dropped about 70 flares, which is about 4 pounds of powder. Not a whole lot of material for a significant result! I always had the impression that seeding required tons of material.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
  Smoke cannons?

Smoke from Calif and Oregon fires is coating this part of the country. It's enhanced by an unusual lineup of fires south to north, so the prevailing wind picks up all the fires at once.

Fortunately I have a HEPA air cleaner that I bought 20 years ago when I was having dust problems. The dust problems went away but I kept it around, using it for a few minutes each day as a 'blowdryer' after shower. Now it's getting a chance to do its proper job. It helps somewhat, not entirely.

Needless to say, Mad Bomber Inslee is doing what psychopaths always do, blaming and framing someone else for HIS arson. He says these are "climate fires", not wildfires.

He's right about the latter part. They're not wild. Nearly all were ignited by non-professional arsonists, often methies or transients. More importantly, recent fires in these three states are much worse than wild because of the INTENTIONAL MISMANAGEMENT OF FORESTS by the PROFESSIONAL ARSONIST governors of Calif, Ore, and Wash, plus INTENTIONAL BLOCKAGE of normal firefighting and property defense.

So in reality these are Newsom Fires and Inslee Fires, not wildfires.

Thinking about hail cannons leads to a temporary solution. A responsible local government could create artificial rain to knock down some of the smoke. Use firefighting planes to spray water outward instead of dropping it downward. When decent clouds are available, seed the fucking clouds to make real rain.

There is only one permanent solution for a psychopath.

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  Same strategy

After I started using Google Analytics, I was able to distinguish bot "reads" from real reads more accurately. Basically, Statcounter shows the humans and Google shows the bots. I decided to clarify the situation by deleting the old and meaningless items that serve as bot magnets.

Since I started this cleaning procedure, the meaningless bots seem to have detected what I'm doing. Deprived of their regular stupidity diet, they're seeking other stupid items. All of these items have been bot magnets in the past, but hadn't been on the menu lately. The more stupid I delete, the more actively the stupid-eaters pursue more stupid.

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A couple weeks ago there was an interesting bit of neuro research, showing that both free-living cells and internal cells use a complex strategy to find their desired edibles. For bacteria and amoebas, the goal is food. For immune cells and neurons, the goal is a chemical signal emitted by another cell or organ. The signal is telling the immune cell where to fight an infection, or telling the neuron where a synapse is wanted.

When the desired signal or food seems to be coming from two or more places, the seeker consumes the chemical from both paths and then waits to see which of the paths refills first. This tells the seeker which source is more active. Pretty damn smart for a cell.

When I read the research, I couldn't think of a macro-scale example of the same strategy, so I didn't bother to write about it. Now I see the macro-scale example! It's sort of inverted, but the principle is the same. The stupid-seeking bots are watching to see which of the paths is emptied out, and then pursuing the paths that are still full.


Friday, September 11, 2020

Last week I ran across these strange devices while looking for something else, as usual.

On further reading, it turns out that hail cannons were a big business for about 20 years. French and Italian farmers were convinced that the cannons made a difference. Like cloud seeding, they didn't halt the weather every time, but they dissipated hail often enough to save massive amounts of money and trouble. Unlike cloud seeding, there was no downside. Seeding is a zero-sum procedure, depriving one location of rain to favor another location. Deicing the hail doesn't move the precip, it just avoids the damage.

Major agricultural implement companies made hail cannons along with plows and seeders and cream separators. Genuine scientific conferences were held annually, showing off the latest experiments and inventions.

The French called them canons contre grèle or grelifuges, and the Italians called them Grandinifughi. A word you can chew on!

Here's part of a wonderfully lyrical account from a 1901 cultural magazine (p 662 of the PDF):
The terror of hail is as old as Adam's first planting season, and the hysterical efforts of man to do away with it date from that same springtime. It is just another phase of man's striving to climb back into Eden, where it does not hail. So he rang bells and made other noises, at first in religious appeal, and then with a vague notion of turning the storm by deafening detonations. Neither is the more scientific idea of shooting against clouds a new one. In 1760 the Chevalier de Jancourt, a physicist, noted that it never hailed on besieged towns, and urged wise men to get to work against what he called the most costly form of divine wrath. But the wise men were not wise enough, and the peasants rang their bells as before, and then declared that it would have hailed harder if they had not rung them.
The author visited actual farms and watched the Grelifuges in action. He talked to the farmers and grape-growers and scientists. Conclusion:
Cannons have been fired against hailstorms, and hail did not fall. You might say that hail would not have fallen anyhow. But it did fall anyhow - that is, all around except on the spot covered by cannon.

Again there remains the other possible coincidence: namely, that the hail had no designs against that particular exempted spot in the first place. But there is still an answering fact; for when the shooting ceased, the rain changed to hail, and when the shooting recommenced the hail as quickly changed back to rain. This is not an isolated instance, but the general case. .......

A veteran artilleur who had lost a leg in the service demonstrated how simply and safely this particular gun can be handled. He first produced one of the empty cartridges. This was of specially forged steel, about eight inches long. He adjusted a percussion cap, rammed in eighty grammes of mining powder, and ended with a wad of soft wood...

The artilleryman advised us to watch for the whirlwind-ring, and then he pulled the string. The explosion sounded like the heavy boom of rock-blasting. You knew vaguely that the tripod was hidden in smoke, and that a white cloud had puffed from the mouth of the funnel. Then, as though growing out of the shock of the explosion, there came the sound of a long, shrill whistling. It was like the fierce metallic singing of some monster tuning-fork, mounting to a more angry pitch as it hurled higher in air. There, away up in the sky, was a gauzy ring as of smoke, still ascending and still buzzing on that shrill crescendo note. The ring was outlined against the deep blue like a soft, silky wreath, in the rays of the sun it was brilliant and changing, and then again shaded. One second later, and it had vanished in space. That, briefly, is the tore, or whirlwind-ring, which bursts from the cannon.
And what happened after the vortex penetrated the cloud?
But even as the spectator on the hill was losing hope for the much-vaunted cannon, he looked up again. There was a disturbance going on in the darkest cloud, just over the vineyards. It looked like billows of rolling, tossing smoke up there. Then all at once the cloud opened, and through the rift was the glorious gold of the afternoon sun. At last, here was a breach in the enemy's flank. A gunner below shouted involuntarily, and all of them worked faster and faster yet. Each cannon was counting two, three, shots to the minute. Other breaks showed in the clouds. There was a moment of wavering, and then panic. The dark-browed invader broke and fled. He scattered towards the hills, and in his retreat he sent down a discouraged volley of raindrops.
Or in more prosaic form, the cannons broke the updrafts that encouraged hail, and left a heavy rain.

Here's my attempt to capture the scene.

Polistra is at the controls of CANNONE FORMIDABILE, a full-fledged artillery piece with azimuth and altitude adjustments:

Happystar is supervising a cannon built into its own cozy shed, with a separate inner room where the tireur could sit and wait for the storm while sipping the products of the vineyard he was protecting.

An automatic acetylene cannon is in the background, developed by Maghiora and Blanchi.

Did the cannons make sense? We know from wind-tunnel studies of streamlining that a vortex breaks up smooth airflow. The purpose of streamlining is twofold: First avoid flat surfaces directly pushing the air; second, avoid vortices. You want the air to split smoothly around the car or plane, and rejoin smoothly afterward.

The end of the Grandinifughi era isn't clear. Did the farmers decide that the Grandinifughi weren't worth the effort? Or did insurance companies make damage more profitable than prevention? Flood insurance works that way.

Later: The era didn't end at all! French farmers still use grelifuges, and they still work!

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Happy ending! Grelifuges are STILL USED in France and Italy, and STILL MADE in Spain, and they look about the same as the 1902 versions! The new cannons use acetylene, continuing the tech invented by Maghiora and Blanchi. Video of a modern grelifuge. Live action with a visible and audible whirlwind-ring at 4:14. The old description wasn't lyrical, it was accurate!

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Etymological footnote: The French and Italian words for hail are opposite. Grèle comes from Latin gracilis, and means slim or small when used as an adjective. Grandini comes from a root meaning 'coarse-grained', thus by extension grinding and grain and grand and things that grind, including hail. My initial impression of 'chewiness' was spot on.

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  Lukashenko echoes Carver

More comparisons. Lukashenko speaking to a meeting of scientists.
Belarus is known around the world as the country that makes the world's biggest dump trucks, extracts potash ore, produces lasers and optical electronics, micro-chips and electric vehicles, a country where information technology has made tremendous progress. Belarus also harnesses the energy of the peaceful atom. Belarusian scientists have set up their own research laboratory in Antarctica, take part in the Large Hadron Collider project. Belarus has joined the club of space powers, due to which Minsk hosted the International Congress of Association of Space Flight Participants in 2018.

These achievements can be compared to elite sport. They are important. However, real science should first of all serve people and improve their quality of life. Therefore, we highly appreciate the efforts of agricultural scientists whom we owe great harvests, milk and meat yields. Our food industry has achieved international recognition as Belarusian products are a sensation on many markets.
Nuff said.

I double fucking dare you to find ANY US/UK/EU politician or scientist or ANY FUCKING BODY who says that science should serve people and improve their quality of life.

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  More comparisons

I'm running a barrage of COMPARISONS between the utterly hellbound totally psychopathic demonic satanic genocidal omnicidal incalculably wicked HOLOCAUST of Soros and Bezos, versus the NORMAL LIFE in the four** blessed countries.

Belarus, God's home base, has been maintaining a 'family capital' system for 5 years now. Putin picked up the idea more recently.
The family capital program has been running since 2015. A total of 86,963 large families in Belarus have opened family capital deposits since then. In 2020, the program was extended for another five years due to its effectiveness. Experts view the program as a means not only to support large families but also to raise the birth rate. The number of large families in the country has grown by 1.4 times since the launch of the program. Belarusians mostly use family capital to solve the housing issue.
This is a reinstatement of a Soviet practice.

Natural Law. Make more value, more order, more beauty, more LIFE.

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** Footnote: I'm not really convinced about Uruguay. The article from Brazil was pretty clear about the legal normalcy. I looked at some online newspapers from Uruguay, and the pictures look thoroughly Mascoid. Athletes are unmasked while on the field, but everyone else is strangled. Turkmenistan, again judging crudely from a few online portals, looks half and half. Clearly there's no universal mandate, but schools appear to be requiring murder masks. There's no doubt at all about Belarus and Sweden. EVERYONE is breathing free in those two countries.


  First positive move since July

Along with the first hack, we also have the first microscopic POSITIVE change in US since mid-July. Nebraska's governor has halted the holocaust for most of the state, except for Omaha which retains murder masks.

  The first hack

All the groups that promised to break the blackmail turned out to be fakers. ACU has been taken over by RFK, the chief consigliere of the "global warming" fake emergency. This is like an anti-Hitler rebel group in 1938 inviting Goebbels to head it.

We finally have what may be the first useful HACK. Radio KFI in San Diego has published a brief bit of audio from a school board meeting, where the county's Public Death Officer says that we need to keep the school closed until the election, then we can think about opening.

All sane people already understand that this holocaust has NO CONNECTION AT ALL to any microscopic pathogens. This is solely about GIANT PSYCHOPATHOGENS, more familiarly known as DEMONS.

The microscopic pathogen assumption was smashed a long time ago. If there is a "virus", it doesn't have any of the special witch superpowers attributed to it. If there is a "virus", it only influences the brand preference of people who are already dying, which is a completely inconsequential variable.

Some of the skeptics have assumed the holocaust was meant to influence the election, but this doesn't apply to the other nations that started the lockdowns at the same time and started the murder masks at the same time. So it's not a likely cause for the whole conspiracy.

Influencing the "election" is also an inconsequential variable. For several decades it's been clear that the national "election" is purely a brand preference, like the "virus". Nothing changes except the costume of the puppet.

We know from previous hacks that Trump is the preferred brand of DNC. They wanted to "elect" him in 2016, and there's no reason to think they will change the "choice" this time.

Given all of those constants, why did the Death Officer know that the election was an important decision date? There must be a reason, but none of the obvious reasons make sense.

The one piece of REAL SHANNON INFORMATION from this hack isn't the words. The real information is what happened AFTER the words. All the board members easily accepted the statement. Nobody demurred, nobody questioned the purpose.

We learned from this hack that ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE PART OF THE CONSPIRACY. All school board members everywhere know what's happening, know why it's happening, know the ultimate purpose.


So this adds another huge chunk of the population to the known conspirators. At least a million demons are intimately involved, and none of them have voluntarily given out even a hint of the facts and purposes.

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Calibrating: BUT we have to remember that hacks can also be fake data, or real data released for fake purposes.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
  Hormesis is life

More wisdom from Lukashenko, the only sane leader in the world.
The young generation of Belarusians who have grown up in a peaceful country and have not faced real difficulties yet, can hardly make the right assessment of what has been done in Belarus over the years of independence, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he gave an interview to Russia's leading mass media.

“As they say, especially in Ukraine, Belarusians have not experienced a real trouble yet. When they do, they will know what misfortune is all about. I would not want my country and my people to go through it. However, when I am alone I start thinking: maybe, today's generation of Belarusians should go through something to be able to understand the system they are living in and to size up and appreciate what has been done. They have nothing to compare it with… Indeed, there is Ukraine, some other countries. But it all seems so faraway, not here.”
The difference is obvious in the faces of crowds reacting to Lukashenko. Older people are deeply thankful, younger folks are respectful but not thankful. They don't seem to realize that they are the LUCKIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.

And why are they lucky? BECAUSE WE CAN SEE THEIR FACES. NOBODY IS WEARING MURDER MASKS. ALL OF THEM CAN FUCKING BREATHE. Who would have ever thought that BREATHING would be a unique privilege granted to only FOUR FREE AND BLESSED nations???????????????????????

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A new neurology study shows that this experiential difference goes far deeper than attitude. Researchers compared Africans who had suffered through the Lord's Army rebellion in Uganda and the genocide in Rwanda, versus similar Africans who hadn't been traumatized. They found that an epigene strongly related to memory of bad events and PTSD was switched oppositely in the non-trauma and trauma people.

Immunity and hormesis work in all areas. Encounter a virus, build T-cells that fight it. Encounter a horrible situation, build genes that fight it.

What we have now in the UNLUCKY countries is a horrible situation, not a virus. The demons who are creating the horrible situation have avoided responsibility and justice by blaming a "virus" for their satanic evil.

People who are actually following Satan's orders never say "The devil made me do it", even in jest. They always frame an innocent person or ordinary fact of Nature. Framing is a Satanoleth. When Inslee or Trump says "The virus made me do it", you know that in fact the devil made him do it.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020
  Another unique quality of life

The folks at UncommonDescent are deriding a silly-sounding proposal for alien life. The proposal actually does a good job of listing the essential qualities that distinguish life from non-life, and actually takes the ID side against Darwin. So the UD folks shouldn't be mocking it.

This little discovery stirs up a thought about another widespread and unique quality of life, not listed in the above proposal.
A new species of freshwater Crustacea has been discovered during an expedition of the desert Lut, known as the hottest place on Earth.

The newly identified species belongs to the genus Phallocryptus of which only four species were previously known from different arid and semiarid regions.

Dr Schwentner, who has worked with similar crustaceans from the Australian deserts in the past, adds: "These Crustaceans are able to survive for decades in the dried-out sediment and will hatch in an upcoming wet season, when the aquatic habitat refills. They are perfectly adapted to live in deserts environments. Their ability to survive even in the Lut desert highlights their resilience."
The broad quality doesn't have a generalized name. Among animals, only a few small invertebrates like these shrimp and tardigrades do it in such a dramatic way. Plants, of course, do it all the time with seeds. Seeds are ALIVE, waiting decades or centuries for the next opportunity to bud and bloom.

Humans can't dry up and rehydrate, but we are driven to leave abstract seeds of civilization that will last through decades or centuries of chaos. (This is probably why writing is an intrinsic function in our brains.) The current phase of total obliteration is forcing many humans into a mode of flowering and seeding, like plants flowering and seeding when they sense an approaching drought.

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Monday, September 07, 2020
  Trees are alive, and so are humans

Pretty good windstorm today. Here in Spokane the max gusts were only 40 MPH, which normally doesn't do much damage; but the wind was from the NE instead of SW, so it caught trees by surprise. There were a LOT of small one-house or one-block power outages. Most of them are already fixed now, 12 hours after the peak. Avista handled it well.

I suspect most of the outages were branches temporarily shorting wires, not entire trees falling. Avista listed 16 outages in this neighborhood, but no trees are down.

Trees are living things that build their structures to provide IMMUNITY against the stresses they normally experience.

Down south the wind was worse, and an uncontrolled brushfire wiped out the town of Malden.

Now that we have a REAL emergency, will the governor and mayors finally give up their grotesque holocaustal FAKE emergency? Will they stop strangling people and ruining all normal activities?

Silly me! What a profoundly STUPID question. Of course not. They will redouble their holocaust. Mad Bomber Inslee was an experienced arsonist before he took advantage of the "virus" holocaust to serve Lord Bezos. This is like a satanic vitamin for him.

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  Misses one point, gets the other

An overlong article in Spiked reviews Thomas Frank's latest book on real Populism. It sounds like Frank mostly gets it, but misses one key point. Unlike other "leftist" authors, Frank realizes that Trump is a faker, but he makes the wrong comparison.

I've been studying and writing about real Populism for 12 years, and I know a few things. One of the things I know is that Jennings Bryan was a faker in the same way as Trump.

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Some articles are comparing 1919 with 2019 in terms of globalism vs populism. It's a weak comparison.

One important point is missing: The populists of 1890-1920 were fakers. Jennings Bryan and his equivalents in the prairies diagnosed the problems of finance-centered capitalism correctly, but offered a prescription that would INCREASE the power of banks. They promised easier borrowing and looser money. They were pluponents, not opponents.

The tools and measurements are different today. Bimetallism no longer makes sense because we abandoned ALL metals in 1971. ZIRP and QE were unthinkable in 1920. But the direction is the same.

Real populists today are NOT fakers. The non-Soros side of the world is getting out of debt and returning to the gold standard.

Among the populists in Sorosia, there's one subtle difference that I didn't notice when I was discussing this a couple years ago.

Jennings Bryan's campaign diagnosed the problems correctly and prescribed wrong. Voters who truly understood the situation had enough info to make a proper decision.

Trump's campaign rhetoric diagnosed the problems correctly AND prescribed correctly. His campaign advocated tighter money, higher interest, and less emphasis on the Dow.

He switched to pluponent AFTER he took office. His real base in NYC knew all along that he would serve them, because he's been serving them for 40 years. They kept quiet for strategic reasons.

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Frank gets FDR right. FDR was the only TRUE Populist. Instead of shutting down the productive economy and bailing out the banks, he shut down the banks and bailed out the productive economy.

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Sept 23 update: In a later discussion at Spiked, Frank deals with McCarthyISM, recognizing correctly that the ISM was just another way for the aristocrats to call populists crazy. He recognizes that the same thing is happening with TrumpISM. But again he misses the deeper connection by treating both McCarthy and Trump as spontaneous expressions of populism. In fact both are tools created and operated BY the aristocrats, and more specifically both were created and operated by the exact SAME aristocrat. Roy Cohn. This is an openly known fact in both cases, not a secret. Roy Cohn became McCarthy's "boyfriend" and used sex and blackmail to push him into drunken excesses that served Deepstate's ends. We don't know how Cohn created Trump; it appears that Trump was more of an active participant and star student, not a drunk rape victim. Nevertheless, both are the same machine operated by the same people for the same purpose.

Why does Frank miss these connections when he sees everything else with crystal clarity? Maybe it's just personality and life experience. Frank seems to be a likable optimistic extrovert who didn't spend his youth fending off bullies and beatings. He hasn't been in prison, wasn't forced to learn about intractably evil people, and didn't acquire mental immunity.


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Sunday, September 06, 2020
  Another small victory for sanity

Soros is gradually losing his absolute grip on power, especially in EU. Since Brexit, EU has been protecting its borders against Soros-driven migrants, and now EU is taking the side of Belarus in the latest Color Revolution; or at least staying neutral.
The European Union will not impose sanctions on Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko, TASS reports citing Die Welt. The sanctions were opposed by Germany, France and Italy, as in their view the inclusion of Aleksandr Lukashenko in the black list would mean full suspension of dialogue with Minsk. The introduction of restrictive measures against the Belarusian leader was pushed for, first of all, by the Baltic states and Poland.
Poland and the Baltics are solidly Sorosian now, at least in terms of power alignment. Germany and France and Italy, the core of EU, are losing their loyalty to US/Soros Deepstate.


  The lucid interval in education

A constant theme of this blog is the brief lucid interval, roughly 1920 to 1945, when Deepstate was partly subdued and sanity had a chance to survive.

I've often noted the remarkable sanity of government writers and government experts in the '30s.

Another fine example has surfaced in American Radio History, with some immediately relevant writing. It's a 1935 book published by the Association of Political Science and Sociology, focusing on the cultural and political aspects of radio. All of the essays were written by famous academicians and experts, and all of them are perfectly sane and REALISTIC. The comments on political subjects describe WHAT REALLY HAPPENS, with no attention to absurd myths about My Party vs Other Party, and no attention to meaningless garble like "rights" and "constitutions" and "elections".

I'm going to quote a long section on Education via Radio, clipped and shortened. In 1935 radio was about 15 years old, just as the web is now about 15 years old. Educators were struggling to use the new medium, just as they're now struggling.

One big difference, of course, is that the unions have now FORCED THEMSELVES to use the new medium. Nobody in 1935, or even in 2019, would have considered shutting down all real schools to "protect" the students from a mythical witch powder infected by Other Party.

This was written by John Erskine, a prof of English at Columbia and dean of the Juilliard School of Music. Not exactly an unpaid blogger in Mommy's basement.
The size and the variety of the audience, of all ages and tastes, is a severe challenge to what we educators usually impose upon reluctant or docile batches of impounded youth, and the novel medium compels us to reconsider what we are doing and to define the conditions upon which we are likely to succeed.

Education too is an art, but at the present moment in our country the art of education is in a very low state. The motives which bring young men and women to college are mixed: more often social, athletic, or economic than intellectual. None of these motives will operate on the air. Listening over the radio will not bring you the valued privilege of rubbing elbows with the descendants of the best families, or of making connections which will help your later career. On the air you cannot join a fraternity, nor assist the glee club, nor do any of the other essential things. On the air you can only listen and learn. You tune in if the subject interests you, or if you like the speaker, or if the speaker is well known and you wish to judge whether or not he deserves his reputation. If the performance does not interest you — well, in no art is it easier than in the radio for the audience to walk out.

I wish I could say that such programs would be secured by transferring to the air the sounds now produced in college classrooms. I wish the students in those classrooms came, as the radio audience will come, only because they were interested in the subject, or because they wished to follow the mind of a great scholar. But in the colleges and universities of the United States we have vitiated education by exaggerating the importance of the degree. We have rigged the system so that without a degree, and a fairly advanced one, one cannot enter the teaching profession. Without a so-called cultural degree one cannot, in many states, become a lawyer or a doctor, no matter how much one knows about law or medicine.

What I have said about academic degrees would, I think, be unjust if the degrees were an accurate record of progress in education or of accomplishment in scholarship or of quality in character. But the degrees are only a badge of docility, a receipt for the number of points or hours the candidate has passed and paid for. Having made a degree necessary for entrance upon one's life work, we set the requirements for that degree so that the various departments will have a share of the student's time, and the academic income will be equally distributed. We do not guarantee that all classes are equally well taught, nor do we permit the most competent teachers to monopolize the audience. With the degree as a club, we drive the students where it is convenient for us to have them go.

To me, the lesson for the educator is that he cannot compel the radio audience to listen to him, as he compels his academic classes, and if he tries to bribe them he will fail as ignominiously as the radio advertisers are now doing. He must present education on its merits, and he must make it so interesting that the public would rather listen than not. To master these principles, I repeat, will be for us educators an ordeal.
Strict realism in every word. You won't find anything REMOTELY RESEMBLING THIS on either "side" today. Both "sides" simply repeat over and over their standard myths and standard fake solutions.

[D solution = read Marcuse while wearing murder masks. R solution = read Cicero while wearing murder masks.]

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Sidenote from another angle: Erskine was undervaluing some of the education available in plain commercial programs, especially the low-budget syndicated serials. Ann of the Airlanes was packed with serious information about geography and technology, presented in digestible form. Dick Tracy organized the young listeners in Detective Clubs. For 5 boxtops of Quaker cereals you got a Secret Decoder Ring, and every episode gave you a "coded" message to solve, so you could stay ahead of the villain. Kids who spent time on that task were learning more about language than the idiotic fictional "grammar" they were hearing from Miss Marley.

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Saturday, September 05, 2020
  More lively French art

Another item from the 1901 La Nature. An early use of modular housing.

Note especially the use of modularity to make artistic and fancy architecture more affordable. Each piece included complicated scrollwork that would have been hugely expensive when custom-made.

Later uses of prefabrication were much more basic.

This is also another example of the lively and almost animated art in French scientific and technical literature, while English and US artists were much more basic.

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