Monday, October 31, 2016
  Naive headlines

Some headlines are saying that Hillary may have to live uncomfortably with Comey as FBI head after she accedes to the Imperium.

This shows a complete ignorance of history and facts. It assumes the existence of "laws" that require the FBI head to be independent with a 10-year term. "Laws" are for deplorables. Clintons do not use "laws".

We don't need to extrapolate or generalize. Bill already showed the truth in this specific case when he fired FBI head Sessions in July 1993. Bill didn't give a reason. Nobody complained, nobody "investigated", nobody asked for a reason. Clintons do not give reasons. Clintons do not use "laws".


  It was a ...

... dark and stormy night.

Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain. Total for Oct about 6 inches.

Finally seems to be done, with a return to more normal showery pattern after today.

"It was a dark and stormy night" is irresistible, but it's simultaneously redundant and contradictory. Redundant because night is dark by definition. Contradictory because a truly stormy night is bright, at least in stroboscopic form.

Oddity: After 1.25 inches in 8 hours, standing water "should" be much deeper than usual. In fact there's less standing water in streets and sidewalks than the usual half-inch rainstorm.

Guess: Maybe the flow was strong enough to spill over small obstacles and break up leaf dams, moving water out of the usual standing spots?

One unexpected place got more water than usual. The pedestrian walk lights have a pushbutton that normally commands "WAIT!" when the light is still red. This morning I hit the button and didn't hear anything, but the little pilot LED flashed as it should. I hit it again and heard "wait", faint and smothered. Presumably the piezo transducer got drowned.


Sunday, October 30, 2016
  Wrong for 90 years, finally right

Prophecy made by Wireless World in 1927, edited for obtrusive verbosity:

The first wars of history were fought as a result of incursions into neighboring territories; later wars more often started because one nation trespassed on the trade interests of another. Today we have another possible source of friction via an invasion of the ether by a foreign nation, interfering with the broadcasting service of neighbors.

Powerful and wise premonition, considering that radio in 1927 was just beginning to separate stations by tunable frequency.

The prediction was completely wrong for shortwave broadcasting. World War 2 and Cold War 1 involved PLENTY of jamming and counterjamming, but the jamming never caused a serious problem. Shortwave is flexible and naturally 'chancy' because of ionospheric skip. A major shortwave station had transmitters on a dozen frequencies. The broadcaster and the listeners could always find a frequency that would break through the current skip conditions despite the jamming.

Now the prediction is finally valid and we're seeing it daily via botnet DDOS. Home webcams and thermostats are NOT TUNABLE. Each one depends on a single channel to send and receive commands and software updates, each device AUTOMATICALLY seeks software updates, and the frequencies are always in line-of-sight UHF range. These devices are engineered and built in China, a permanently hostile nation.

These bots have all the rigidity of a direct copper wire, plus the jamming and hacking potential of radio waves. Perfect recipe for ATTACKS WITH NO POSSIBLE EVASION OR DEFENSE.



Back in Cold War I, radio and TV stations typically had a set of hardware and 'software' for running the Conelrad alert system. Oddly enough, this hardware was not standardized; some stations ran the wildly complex arrangement manually...

until their engineer could rig up an automatic system. Soon a variety of commercial systems were available. The commercial outfits were typically triggered by a big red button under the announcer's console. There were tape reels and cartridges holding the official announcement.

For the real thing, there was supposedly a final tape made by the President (who was already dead or out of commission in a bunker) reassuring the citizens that we had won the war. I'm not convinced this was true; I have a memory of seeing that tape, but the memory could be false after all these years.

What would today's radio and TV stations do in the event of a Trump presidency? Has Obama made his Bunker Tape? Stations will have to alter every aspect of their "entertainment" and "news". Returning to Bush mode won't do the job. Bush was Official Enemy in public but his actions and agenda were internally approved. Media made lots of noise but OBEYED Bush policies because Bush policies increased the power and wealth of corporate controllers and tyrannical bureaucracies.

If Trump is not simply an Agent Provocateur ... if he actually starts to dial back the plate voltage of globalism ... it will be time to push the Red Button. No more obedience. Total DeepState rebellion against the nominal government. Just like what happened to Morsi in Egypt. But NOT like Erdogan, who continues to show the correct way to clean up a DeepState.

Could get interesting.

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Later: IBD says that 35% of Federal workers threaten to quit if Trump takes over. Instant salvation for the country! Also, Obama has said, pretending to be joking, that he won't do the 'transition' for Trump. Even more salvation, because it means that Trump won't be trained in the status quo. All we need now is a mass quit and mass suicide from the media and from lawyers, and we'll finally be SAFE.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Civilization requires a firm baseline of economics and culture and basic security. Under the tender guidance of Alinsky and Soros we have smashed all baselines. You can't count on banks to finance your business, you can't count on churches to help with morality, you can't count on science to provide logic or common sense, you can't count on police to keep your neighborhood secure. All of these institutions are either owned by the Tribe or deathly afraid of the Tribe. The Tribe keeps everything bubbling and roaring in all directions at once, so that only Tribal members can lock into the wildly thrashing baseline.

Measurements and senses always start from a baseline. Our senses naturally treat ambient as baseline, PROVIDED the ambient changes slowly enough. When ambient changes too fast we lose our bearings. We may seize or hallucinate or pass out.

Language also requires a baseline, which isn't necessarily a constant as measured by non-linguistic instruments. A clock doesn't treat the moving present as a constant, but languages do. A yardstick doesn't assume MY current position in space as zero, but languages do.

Languages assume the moving present as the baseline for verb tenses, take MY current location as baseline for noun cases, and assume certainty as the baseline for subjunctivity.

Languages can build on these baselines in many directions.

English goes for multilayered time baselines. We can express past from future, future from past, future from past seen from future, etc. Many 'primitive' languages pay little attention to time but have multilayered baselines for probability, certainty, or hearsay-ness.

No language has ever tried to keep up with a Sorosian bucking bronco baseline of constantly twisting and reversing factuality and probability.

Newspeak worked around the issue by skipping tense and probability. All action is current and definite, with no way to express or imagine past or future or guessing. Whatever the Party declares to be true is absolutely true as of this microsecond. When you speak you are speaking the Party. You are physically unable to do anything else.


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Friday, October 28, 2016
  First proper study of streamlining

Looking for 1910-ish electrical appliances for my graphics projects, I found a volume of Engineering Reports by K-State from the '20s. The book gave me the appliance I wanted, and also included a pioneering piece of aerodynamics research. [p 440 in PDF]

In 1927 the idea of streamlining was just starting to dawn on automakers. Nobody had even run wind tunnel tests on real full-size cars. K-State decided to break new wind.

They Built A Ram Shackle Wind Tunnel,

built and calibrated their own pressure and velocity instruments, and tested 22 vehicles. None of the vehicles were new; most likely they belonged to faculty and students.

The results were counterintuitive.

One custom-built "racer"

beat everyone else. The "racer" doesn't look streamlined; it's just LOW.

Note the sloped front and V-shaped windshield on the air-cooled Franklin.

Should have helped? Didn't.

Touring cars were uniformly awful:

Not counting the custom "racer", Fords came out on top among cars.

They tested three trucks.

This IH stake truck looks "hollow" enough that it should let air through:


The slipperiest vehicle of all, again excluding the racer, was a T roadster converted into a pickup.

Pretty much the standard Okie farm truck. When Grandpa was struggling to hold one of these machines together long enough to get his chickens to market, I'll bet he was comforted by the thought that his truck was aerodynamically superior to Buicks.

Conclusion: Shape didn't matter AT ALL. Intuition was no help. Vertical dimension was an important variable, but most of the difference came from fine details that couldn't be measured neatly.

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Sidenote: I'm trying to identify the backgrounds. Some pics show cornfields, one shows a building that looks like a low-class hotel. None look familiar to me. They look edge-of-townish, but have standard Manhattan City Curbs, so they're not out in the country. They're not near K-State, because that part of town was solidly filled with houses. Guesses: Southeast part of town around Pott and Juliette? Or east side around 2nd and Moro? Both locations have been completely redone since 1970, so Googlestreet won't help. 2nd no longer exists, and Pottawatomie has moved.

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  Y no non-global .... oops, I C Y.

Grumpy thought while trying to find "entertainment": Why hasn't a sharp media entrepreneur picked up the need for a NON-GLOBALIST radio or TV network? All existing media are globalist. Commercial, non-commercial, "right-wing", "left-wing", all indistinguishable, all Soros.

Lots of people in UK/EU/US would rather listen to pleasant noise that doesn't inject red-hot radioactive poisonous Soros Sludge into your brain.

Oh. By definition a localist network can't be large enough to make trillions in profit, which is the threshold for media entrepreneurs. Localist has to be LOCAL, or at best regional.

That still doesn't answer the deeper question. Before the 1954 Cohn Coup we had lots of truly local radio stations. Now, with lawyers and regulators conspiring in a Tribal protection racket, on-air broadcast stations would be prohibitively expensive; but podcasts wouldn't be hugely expensive. No need for sponsors. Should be possible with a subscription setup.

So: Y no non-globalist podcasts? [I don't mean short audioblog podcasts; there are plenty of those. I mean all-day streaming broadcasts.]
  How long will this be allowed?

Yet again, a jury has defended common sense and facts against the infinite evil of the dysgovernment.
A federal court jury delivered a surprise verdict on Thursday acquitting anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges stemming from their role in the armed takeover of a wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year.

The outcome marked a stinging defeat for federal prosecutors and law enforcement in a trial the defendants sought to turn into a pulpit for airing their opposition to U.S. government control over millions of acres of public lands in the West.


These "protesters" could have been correctly tried and convicted on plain old trespassing and burglary. DeepState doesn't want plain old charges. It wants to exterminate all Oldthinkers.

Juries refuse to punish self-defense by citizens and policemen, and juries refuse to participate in Sorosian pogroms. This is happening OFTEN if not quite 100% consistently.

Juries are the LAST LINE OF DEFENSE for truth and civilization. How long will juries be allowed to exist? Now taking bets. I'll lay $10 on one month, $1000 on one year.



Thursday, October 27, 2016
  What are you paying for?

Still feeling somewhat guilty for using Brüel & Kjær when I could have pushed for GenRad, I decided to make a small votive offering to the Made In USA gods, who are also the analog gods. Found a GenRad sound level meter on Ebay from a vendor in Kansas, bought it for $50.

This one is about 20 years old. It was used by the Kansas Dept of Transportation, probably for highway noise abatement studies. Note the calibration sticker from 2004. Presumably the Ebay vendor bought it at a state gov't surplus auction.

SLMs aren't especially exciting or complicated. I bought a similar-looking Chinese unit from Radio Shack back in the '90s for the same $50. New Chinese SLMs of similar specs are still in the $50 range.

This GenRad unit is higher quality than the Radio Shack SLM. Claims to be made in USA. Satisfyingly hefty and still working perfectly. The pouch is real leather. Based on those differences, I guessed the price of a new unit should be around $300.

What's the actual GenRad price?


What are you paying for?

Simple answer: Legal authority. Chain of evidence. Bully power. When you buy new from GR and maintain calibration through GR, you can use the readings in court. That's why the Kansas DOT buys from GR instead of using cheap Chinese meters. They have to be prepared to defend all of their decisions against a Soros-powered environmental group, or against a JPMorgan-powered corporation. Noise readings are a minor part of those defenses, but even noise readings have to stand up in court.

Direct parallel to medical costs. When a doctor tells you to buy a Mylan EpiPen for $700, the doctor is comparatively safe because Mylan has performed all the FDA nonsense. If the doc told you to buy an equivalent EpiPen through Craigslist for $10, he wouldn't be safe from lawyers.

This is the dominant form of 'economic rent' in USA STRONG. It's a Tribal protection racket, indistinguishable from the older Italian version. Syndicate creates a threat, then charges citizens to avoid the threat.

Well, there is one difference. The Tribal syndicate has an iron grip on all levels of government, while the Italian syndicate was only able to buy some parts of some city governments. So there's no Bunco Squad available to counteract this racket.

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June 2020 footnote: I finally made this SLM useful. I don't really need to take noise readings. I bought it partly as gratitude to GenRad, and partly for the sound output, thinking it would serve as a microphone. At first I couldn't make the output work, so I assumed it was broken, or maybe it wasn't really meant to be a sound output. The SLM stayed on the shelf for 4 years. Finally this year I got bored enough to try it again with different plugs and cables. The jack is a 'micro' size, and it's recessed behind a D-shaped plastic hole, so most plugs can't get in. I suspect it was meant to take a proprietary GenRad plug, like the similarly official Webster Chicago wire recorder. After I found the right narrow-handled plug, the SLM turns out to be a splendid microphone, putting out lots of voltage to satisfy the computer's input. No hum or hiss, and the weighting buttons filter the sound in different ways. Rediscovering or rejuvenating a forgotten item is one of life's outstanding pleasures.

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July 2020: Now I'm using it for noise readings after all.

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  Smart idea from Cruz.

I'm impressed by Cruz's proposal to attrit the Supreme Satans by refusing to approve ANY new Satans when old ones take up their honored positions in Hell.

Up till now Cruz had seemed to be locked into the delusion that "laws" and "constitutions" control the dysgovernment. This new proposal shows an understanding of how things really work, AND it's not contrary to the text of the old obsolete "constitution". The document does not specify how many criminals must sit in the Supreme Crime Syndicate. If Congress wants to have ZERO criminals, it's technically "legal" and concretely BEAUTIFUL.

The division of Satans into "conservative" and "liberal" is meaningless. No matter how many Satans belong to each "side", all of the syndicate's important decisions since 1803 have served the aristocrats. Decisions with economic consequences always make the rich richer, and decisions with cultural consequences always favor the maximally evil Satanic "values" of the rich.

I don't think Cruz is trying to reach zero. He should, and he should also extend this idea to all Federal crime syndicates. Again the old obsolete document does NOT require any of these syndicates to exist; it specifically allows Congress to create and define the syndicates.
  How we know

This is how we know for sure that Trump is not really running for President. He's just a false flag paid by DeepState. His purpose in "running" is to bring Deplorables out of the woodwork so we can be properly exterminated.

Trump has threatened to sue all sorts of people and businesses, from media satans to false accusers. He has never actually sued anyone.

Democrats don't threaten. They sue minor opponents and suicide major opponents. Nobody escapes unharmed.

Clintons are SERIOUS about winning. Winning and maintaining power in USA STRONG requires blackmail and genocide. The Clintons are expert in both disciplines. Clintons never lose elections or money or lawsuits because nobody wants to die.

Trump has never killed anyone, and has often lost big money in business. He's not serious about anything.


  Ford's TVA

From Science and Invention, Mar 1922. Ford invented the TVA.

Pulling out text and editing a bit:
Everyone is familiar with the proposition of Ford to obtain possession of the Muscle Shoals electric plant, built by the Government during WW1.

Mr Ford's proposal provides for the building of a giant city 75 miles long, centered on Muscle Shoals.

Then would follow rapid development... until within a few years an industrial center greater than Detroit would have been built up. Mr Ford believes the Muscle Shoals plan would be the start toward development of the Mississippi River Valley. This valley could "run the United States" if the water now going to waste could be efficiently utilized. ... The Government could derive enough revenue from these power projects to support itself, thereby revolutionizing the financial system of the country.
The long city would have been a terrible idea, so it's good that the gov't rejected Ford's offer to buy Alabama and control all the water on every farm.

Ten years later the gov't implemented a better idea, leaving existing cities in place, building more big dams for power, and using the water and electricity to grow farms and businesses.

I doubt that the TVA could have "run the whole country", but TVA plus BPA do in fact power a major part of the country even now. I also doubt that the gov't could have entirely supported itself, but TVA and BPA have been profitable for the Feds. Many cities supported their entire tax base from municipal power plants in the '30s and '40s, so the idea isn't impossible.

And of course 90 years later the gov't went ahead and controlled all the water on every farm in the fucking country, tore down all dams, and eliminated all clean sources of electricity in an effort to exterminate everything except the Tribe. We have in fact revolutionized the financial system in the direction of chaos and ruin.

So the bad parts of Ford's original idea have returned with a ferocious vengeance, serving Satan instead of workers and farmers.

We're fucked.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  Bellyfeel = altered gut flora?

In Orwell's analytical essay on Newspeak he emphasizes the power of bellyfeel, as in Oldthinkers unbellyfeel Ingsoc.

Every cult and every addiction relies on developing bellyfeel. Your body WANTS AND NEEDS the essentials and accoutrements of the cult or addiction. When anything threatens the parasite you know how to toss the threat out of your mind.

I've seen this in myself as I moved into and out of hippieshit leftism, alcohol and tobacco. Each of those Ingsocs lasted about three years. [Seems to be my natural resonance for many types of attachments. Jobs, political views, habits, passions.]

During the attachment to hippieshit I was immune to logical arguments against leftist views. During the attachment to alcohol I paid no attention to the alcohol-induced suicides and deaths of ancestors. During the attachment to tobacco I was immune to noticing that my blood pressure was achieving orbital altitude. Each of these Ingsocs ended rather quickly and undramatically, with an awakening. Just like waking from a dream into reality.

New thought: The cults of alcohol and tobacco obviously pivot on a specific chemical that grabs the brain and gut. That's easy.

How about political addictions? Orwell wasn't thinking along these lines, but bellyfeel implies a change in the gut flora, AND his dictatorship had a definite set of non-standard foods. Victory coffee, victory chocolate, victory beef, etc. He didn't foresee retronyming, but the point remains: Ingsoc foods were not the same as pre-Ingsoc foods. [More proof: Top Party officials, who had to see outside of Ingsoc in order to enforce it more effectively, ate non-Victory food.]

Hippieshit certainly requires an entirely distinct diet. Most LONG-LASTING religions have specific dietary subtractions and substitutions.

Traditional Judaism and Catholicism are microbially specific, using unleavened bread and wine during ceremonial periods. Explicitly altering the yeast balance.

Denominations that don't specify food changes don't hold onto their believers as long.

How about the most important attachment? "A loaf of bread, a glass of wine, and thou." "The way to a man's heart is through his gut microbiome." If Wifey's cooking differs from Mom's cooking in yeast and fermentation, does the marriage last longer? Seems like a subject worth studying, but I don't see any evidence of research, even from the decades before feminism exterminated civilization.

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Later: The connection is visible via kimchi, a strongly fermented food with strong addictive qualities, belonging to a still-functional civilization. The correlation seems to be reversed from my guess.

[Wife's Fermentation = Mom's Fermentation] -> Good Marriage.

Makes more sense than my hypothesis.

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And morer laterer: Maybe the modern hippieshits have a point with their worries about GMO. Their assumption that GMO is directly harmful is likely wrong (though NOT yet proved wrong!)... but the addiction factor may be a real problem. If your innards get accustomed to picking up the genes and chemistries of the GMO, you will reject non-GMO without knowing why.


  Do we deserve dogs? 2

Bumped into this in a 1910 electrical trade journal. [p309 of PDF]

Hugely uncomfortable for an old stiff Collie. A narrow hard table, cord draped all over you, doctor dropping cigar ashes on you, hot air blowing on you.

But the dog understands the HEALING relationship, trusts that patience will be rewarded.
  Are cartoons wrong?

Birds in cartoons and proverbs like to eat earthworms. This super-rainy month has provided a good chance to test the hypothesis. Almost every day has been rainy enough to force worms onto the street. Lots of worms, saliently wiggling.

Where are the birds? I see plenty of Default Brown Birds gathering in the trees and wires, gossiping and trash-talking as usual. In dry weather I've often seen those birds congregating on the street to eat something that isn't visible from my viewpoint. Maybe seeds, maybe ants.

When the aphids swarm, I see those birds flying through the swarm and picking them off, even though the aphids look too small to be worth the energy of catching.

But I haven't seen any birds eating those nice fat worms.

Are the cartoons wrong?


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Headline: "Executive Orders For Sale": Leaked Email Shows Hillary Auctioning Off 'Laws' To The Highest Bidder

More misunderstanding.

Auctioning is not the problem. As I detailed before, fraudulent auctioning is the problem. Buyers are led to believe that they can buy orders and "laws", but in fact the orders and "laws" are going to the same old privileged Tribe regardless of payment.

Repeating the point:

If we had a fair market in orders and "laws", pro-life activists could crowdfund a billion dollars, pay the appropriate middleman, and get an executive order prohibiting abortion.

If we had a fair market in "treaties", populists could donate 40 billion to the correct retailer and get a Mexican wall and an end to outsourcing.

If we had a fair market in NGO activity, sane people could crowdfund 50 billion, donate to Soros, and get a total halt to all Sorosian activities. No more wars started by US govt, no more riots started by media and aided by US govt, no more illegitimate "popes" and "bishops" destroying churches, no more invading armies of "Dreamers", no more weaponized Trans Things. No more organized evil.

Do you think that will happen?


  Storm appendix

In this rainy month most of the storms have followed a consistent pattern. I don't recall seeing this shape before, at least not repetitively or consistently.

A main blob passes through; seems to be done; then an afterthought or appendix. Nature is saying "OK, that's all..... BANG! Gotcha again!"

Of course plants would see it differently: an extra bonus or gift.
Monday, October 24, 2016
  What is a projection?


Species may be listed as threatened based on climate change projections, court says


A projection is a prejudice by definition.

It is a preconceived NOTION applied to an entire group, based on limited or nonexistent facts.

Some prejudices are perfectly valid, some are stupid. 100% of the statements that we currently call "prejudices" are not prejudices at all. They are simple and obvious facts, as close to universal as you can get when judging complex living things.

Some projections can turn out to be valid, but most are guaranteed to be wildly wrong. The people who are paid to make projections, just like Swift's PROJECTORS in Laputa, use linear extrapolation.

Linear extrapolation works for a simple mechanism like a lever or a gear. If the gears have a 1:10 ratio and the driving gear rotates 4 turns, we can project validly that the driven gear will make 40 turns.

Linear extrapolation FAILS every time when applied to real natural phenomena, including economics. Nature never moves like gears or levers. Most of the things we're interested in measuring move in a tanh or irregular sinusoid pattern.

The specific projections of "global warming" are wrong beyond linear vs tanh. "Global warming" is a precisely backwards theory which has been disproved thousands of times in thousands of ways. There's no way you can use a bad theory for prediction or projection. Math won't help.

So: this "court" is allowing the dysgovernment to steal private property and destroy cities and dams based on an INVALID AND FALSE PREJUDICE.


  Paper again

ZeroHedge is worrying about SmartMatic voting machines with obvious ties to Soros. Last time it was the other way around. Commies were worried about Diebold voting machines with ties to Koch.

Both are right in a way, but not in the way they think.

First, we don't need to worry about technology in connection with the presidential "elections". Those "elections" have been 100% fixed from the start in a dozen different ways. Technology can't make the fix worse than 100%.

Second, we shouldn't be worrying about candidates in any election, because all candidates end up serving DeepState. Bureaucracies and corporations can always bring a rebel into line by blackmail and crazifying, or remove a rebel for "ethics violations". Quick and easy.

We SHOULD worry about correct counting of referenda and bond proposals, because those elections can occasionally change or restrict the behavior of bureaucracies.

Third: With voting as with money, you want a procedure that can be checked and verified, a procedure immune to undetectable external influences. In other words, you want PAPER.

It's OK to speed up counting with optical scan machines, as long as the voters are making PHYSICAL MARKS on PHYSICAL PAPER which is RETAINED after the count.

When you lose PAPER and turn everything into bits that can be changed via the web, you guarantee all types of cheating by all sorts of players, especially DeepState.


  Might be worth writing down 2

Another convective thought, maybe worth writing down, maybe obvious to everyone except me.

Note the careful emphasis by "both" "parties" on Clinton CORRUPTION, the Clinton Foundation, pay for play, private email server, misuse of classified documents. All ratshit, all distraction from the real problem.

Identical to the Monica ratshit in the '90s, which was also "bipartisan".

Monica distracted us from Bill Clinton's treasonous sellout to the bankers and outsourcers. Deleting Glass-Steagall, opening industry to Chinese slave labor.

I wasn't quite sure of this until I saw Woodward joining the chorus on the Clinton Foundation. Woodward is DeepState. His "reporting" always serves to SQUIRREL!

Second verse, same as the first, louder and worse.

Fact: Venality is not the problem. Pay-to-play is a constant. Everyone does it because it's the only fucking way to get things done. The real problem is WHAT HILLARY GETS DONE, not HOW SHE DOES IT.

Hillary belongs to the bankers and outsourcers. Pure neocon. Invite and invade. Bomb foreigners, piss them off, bring them in as "Dreamers" to destroy the economy and to provide an excuse for internal tyranny.
  Might be worth writing down

Convective thought. This seems perfectly obvious, but I don't recall reading it anywhere, so maybe it's worth writing down.

Tenure is a proper apprenticeship system, pretty much the only true remnant of old-fashioned apprentice/journeyman/master. It's OJT for new profs.

Nothing wrong with that. Problem is, we're taking the side-effects of this OJT as "science". All other forms of OJT consider the practice work of apprentices to be discardable.

Real development of useful knowledge has always happened OUTSIDE of academe, in business and government. Some of this development is hired out to academics, but the real action remains inside the business or agency. The academic contract is normally a quality control or cross-check.


Sunday, October 23, 2016
  Self-answering question

Do we deserve dogs?

Three sentences from a purely tragic story:

Firefighters then found one child dead inside the home shortly after making entry.

Smoke detectors in the residence had the batteries removed.

The little boy, whose identity has not been released to the public, and his terrier mix were found huddled together.

Do we deserve dogs?

Or more verbosely, why do dogs continue their futile attempt to civilize humans after 100,000 years of failure?


  Constants and variables 51

A brief comment from WikiLeaks:

If WikiLeaks had obtained Clinton emails earlier, US voters could have chosen Sanders v Trump. So do it. Do it now.

Sounds good at first, but shows a misunderstanding of US media. Thinking about this misunderstanding helped me to step back and find the real constant.

WL clearly assumes that US media would have been bothered by the rigging of the primary, and would have helped Bernie. Nope. That wouldn't happen and DIDN'T happen. The rigging was perfectly open and obvious even before WL came along. Media silenced and tinfoiled all reports of rigging.

But wait. Aren't the media leftist? Wouldn't they prefer a consistent leftist like Bernie?

Are they antiwar? No. When Bush was making war in Iraq, media fought him. When Hillary was making war everywhere, media cheered her.

Are they antibank? No. When Bush bailed out the banks, media fought him. When Hillary defended TARP, media cheered her. When Bernie disagreed with Hillary on banks, media fought Bernie and defended Hillary.

Here's the constant. US media are not anythingist. They do not have an ideology.

It's simple. No ideology, no party. Purely family. Medieval dynastic warfare. The Clinton dynasty is good. All other dynasties are bad, even when they agree with the Clinton dynasty. Non-Clintons are not allowed to agree with Clintons because non-Clintons profane and sully the [momentary] Correct Line. When Clinton changes the Correct Line, the NEW line is Correct, even though it was formerly the Trump line, because now it's the Clinton line.


  I take it back

Earlier I sort of halfway praised Venezuela's fantastically stupid Maduro. At least he was permitting a recall referendum. Now I have to take back the slight praise. Maduro is behaving in proper USA STRONG fashion, canceling the referendum.

Leave aside all the usual crap about socialism and democracy. It's just Nature. Call it engineering or biology. A complicated machine or plant or animal survives because of negative feedback. When feedback is nonexistent or blocked, the machine or living creature dies.

Same with an organization, whether political or economic. People need food and dignity. A country can't survive when most of its people are starving and unemployed and dead. A sane chief understands that his own power can't continue when the organization ceases to exist, and finds a way to fix problems before they reach terminal condition.

Maduro is not a sane chief, or more precisely he is not a chief at all. He is accustomed to a globalist system that narrows each country down to one single resource. Graybill's Law. He only sees Exxon's paychecks. His job is not ruling Venezuela, his job is keeping the oil flowing.

Venezuelans are "petitioning for redress" in the vain belief that political solutions are still available. They should be applying feedback to Exxon instead.


Saturday, October 22, 2016
  Seems familiar

Hmm. This seems familiar.

Where have I seen something like it before?


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  Winston's boss

Orwell focused on the drab daily life of 6079 Smith W, who loyally Rectified history and fed the Memory Hole. Just a dull job until he started to think. Orwell didn't spend nearly as much time on the people who designed the Memory Hole. Clearly they enjoyed their job immensely. They were passionate around the Memory Hole space.

Like these modern monsters.
“It doesn’t prevent you posting. It just suggests that the words you’re using could be construed as hateful,” said David Marsh, Head of Technology at UK-based nonprofit, International Alert, a peace building organization.

The Chrome plugin analyzes text as it is being typed. If it recognizes a particular hate speech term, “it just flags it out to you,” explained Marsh in an interview. “It doesn’t stop you posting, but it suggests why that maybe a term that some people might not necessarily want to use online and how that could be construed as hate speech in that particular context.” ... In some instances, hate groups have argued that blocking their rhetoric violates their right to free speech. But Marsh stressed that International Alert is “very careful” to avoid engaging in censorship.

“What we want to be very careful about is not closing down that space for people to debate things,”
Could be construed as hate speech. Minitrue.

Peace building organization. Minipax.


  Dead-end idea

More futuristic thinking from good old Hugo Gernsback.

A bone-conduction headphone for hearing-impaired people with conductive losses. Unfortunate picture; looks like old Gramps is getting electrocuted or forcibly Alzheimered.

Simple instructions. Magnetic headphones were being obsolesced by speakers in the early '30s, so most households had a leftover pair of phones. Take off one phone, pad the side of the headband, and glue a washer onto the diaphragm of the other phone. Presto! Bone conduction!

It definitely worked, but it didn't go anywhere.

Oopz, it did. Aftershokz. The new verzion lookz even dumber, but now it'z mispeledz and haz a Z at the end so itz COOOOOOLZ.


  Toldja so, techtyrants

Latest big hack turns out to be running via 'internet of things'.

Wasn't me!

The cartoon is a bit of a stretch, but the rule is obvious:

When your things are not tied to Central Control, your things are strictly under YOUR control. The Empire can't use your things to sabotage you, or to sabotage anyone else.

I've made a strong point of avoiding and eliminating software. I can't go all the way, but I've stayed minimal. My computer and its peripherals (printer, mouse, keyboard) are tied to the Net. Everything else in my house is either mechanical or analog-era electronics, not only disconnected but totally incapable of being connected.

This DDOS showed another big problem. Because Twitter was mostly down, every website that used Twitter resources was down.

I tried to avoid this in my final courseware project last year. The NYC publisher insisted on using JS code running from Twitter because it was the easiest way to keep up with the latest COOOOOL look for buttons and blanks. I pushed hard against it but lost the battle. Fashion beats function every time. Now their courseware is down along with everything else that uses external resources.

Google and Twitter have extended their tentacles into everything by providing these various resources and codebits and fonts. Even when you're not intentionally searching via Google or communicating via Twitter, you're using them.

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Friday, October 21, 2016
  Amazingly rational

At the end of the 1945 'prophecy' in previous item, the author goes beyond the communication system:
Tiny electronic devices will avert automobile and airplane collisions; electric eyes will automatically turn on auto headlights as darkness... tourists traveling from NY to Calif will transfer the responsibility of guiding the steering wheel to a photoelectric cell which will scan a white line on the highway and follow it.
Another familiar prediction. Automatic dimming came true in 1952 but never worked right, which should have taught a lesson. Didn't. Lessons are never learned.

Even though computing was not part of the 'vision' then, the prediction still holds true for REAL LIFE USAGE. Averting collisions and following a straight interstate. That's as far as automation can go, if it's INTENDED TO HELP PEOPLE.

The Tribe wants autonomous cars for an entirely different reason, so it's pushing for 100% autonomy.

Needless to say, the Federal dysgovernment is rolling out the lavender carpet to "regulate" this goal into existence speedily. Whatever the Tribe wants, the Tribe gets. And infinitely infinitely more. You need Tribal numbers to enumerate what the Tribe gets.

Despite all this, a remarkably realistic article by Niedermeyer Junior gets it mostly right. The first comment under the article gets it EXACTLY right, and deserves quoting:
As Google's engineers acknowledge, unless and until all vehicles are autonomous, the maximum speed for autonomous vehicles will be about 25 mph. That's a truth that Tesla doesn't wish to acknowledge. The alternative to forced retirement of all non-autonomous vehicles is to build a separate right of way for autonomous vehicles. How much would that cost and, more importantly, who would pay for it? Conceptually, autonomous vehicles operating in their own right of way is equivalent to public transit. We already have the technology for public transit, and expanding and improving it would be easier and cheaper than building an entirely new right of way for autonomous vehicles.
Amen, amen, amen. Correct and rational, therefore it won't happen. The Tribe HATES HATES HATES public transit because public transit requires the Tribe to get in the same basket with Deplorables. Intolerable, unacceptable, all options on the table. The Tribe does not drive. Driving is for Deplorables. Chauffeurs are necessarily Deplorable, so a chauffeur-driven limo is still unacceptable. The only acceptable answer is autonomous cars, and (as abovementioned) autonomous cars will not coexist with Deplorable-driven cars. You can finish the syllogism.

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  iSimplify, iSimplify, iSimplify.....

The basic concept of a personal wireless telephone is VERY old. As I noted earlier, the idea started percolating in 1910, immediately after voice communication by radio was practical.

Just after WW2, amid the burst of open-source government creativity that was soon halted by Truman's globalist tyranny, a specific proposal was made by FCC. This specific proposal sounds remarkably familiar....

Bringing out a couple of sentences:

...the walkie-talkie will contact a physician from a central exchange while he is en route by automobile to a patient's home; the farmer's wife who formerly summoned her husband to the noon-day meal with a clanging dinner bell will call him on 460 megacycles; hunters exploring the far reaches of forests or swamps in search of wild game and fish will be in contact by radio with a central hunting and fishing lodge; department stores, dairies, laundries and similar business concerns will communicate directly with their delivery trucks en route....

Most of these specific activities are either obsolete or illegal now, but you get the idea.

Cellphones as developed in the '80s began with a different essential concept but ended up matching this description.

This 1945 proposal was INTRINSICALLY LOCAL, naturally decentral, strictly BASE TO REMOTE, with each base communicating on low power to its OWN remotes. The central office or house or lodge would use regular phone lines for communicating outside the family or business.

Modern cellphone activity is ALMOST ENTIRELY BASE TO REMOTE, which is why these little scenarios sound so familiar. I don't have stats, but I'd guess 90% of cellphone activity is base-to-remote. Parents tracking kids, businesses tracking deliveries, gamers communicating with Game Central or whatever it is. Very small hub-spoke patterns with at most a few hundred spokes.

The post-1980 implementation DID NOT START with base to remote; it developed from the phone company's long-distance operations, so it's INTRINSICALLY GLOBAL. Modern cellphones are ALWAYS IN CONTACT with the nationwide network, which means the nationwide network can always find you and monitor you.

Under the 1945 system global monitoring and global hacking would have been hugely expensive and impractical. Under the existing system global monitoring and global hacking are the core and base of the business.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
  Perfect illustration

Conspiracy theories and facts have traded places.

Definitions for clarity:

A conspiracy theory may be essentially true, but it always brings in complicated "secret meetings" and external forces that are NOT VISIBLY INVOLVED OR LINKED.

A fact is true, and it assumes only the VISIBLY OBSERVED forces. The pattern is usually quite simple.

Nice illustration in this headline:

Hillary: Putin, WikiLeaks, Trump Plot to Hack Vote

This is a conspiracy theory by definition.

Is the presidential election rigged? Of course. But Putin and WikiLeaks and Trump are external forces that aren't needed to explain the fact.

Simple fact: the election doesn't need to be rigged via "voter fraud" or "hacking" because it's already rigged at a more basic level. Rigged from both ends.

One end is the Electoral College, specifically designed to place the final choice in the hands of a few people in one room. A few dozen people gathered together can be influenced easily, while millions of separate voters are INFINITELY harder to influence.

The other end is the two parties. Normally both parties choose candidates who agree on all important issues. It doesn't matter which one "wins" because the result serves DeepState either way.

This year we have an unusual situation that does require external explanation, and I still don't see the explanation. Jeb was the expected identical candidate. Jeb was probably going to "win" because of the automatic 8-year rule, but it didn't matter. DeepState would fully control Jeb/Hillary.

Trump broke the expectation, eliminating the Coke/Pepsi situation and insuring that Hillary would be a STRONG winner with a MASSIVE MANDATE TO KILL ALL MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD.

So the question that really needs an external explanation, perhaps getting into conspiracy territory, is why DeepState decided not to trust Jeb. He looked like Pepsi from the outside, but he must have seemed untrustworthy to DeepState.

Of course this doesn't matter either, because the people who might be able to ask and answer this question ... or any question ... will soon be slaughtered.

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  Coulda hada GR

Pointless rambling about Ramblers.

As I continue binge-reading old electronics mags, I'm feeling guilty about helping to ruin American industry. Some of these mags focus heavily on acoustics, with plenty of pictures and articles about acoustics labs and speech labs. Since I worked much of my life in such labs, I pay close attention to these articles.

The labs shown in the magazines always used GenRad instrumentation, made in Boston by a company with close ties to MIT and Bolt Beranek. This makes sense. GR made all the tools you need for those labs, and the tools were designed to work together.

In 20 years of work at three universities, I never used any GR equipment; can't even remember seeing any GR stuff. Everything was Brüel & Kjær, made in Denmark.

Brüel & Kjær equipment was notoriously fragile, designed to fail. Their sound-level meters had capacitor mics energized by a 200 volt charge. When used in high humidity they quickly and permanently zapped. Pennsylvania always has high humidity, so the BK equipment in the Penn State acoustics lab was permanently fried.

Atrocious design.

I don't know if GR equipment was better overall because I never used or repaired it, but it's clear that GR sound level meters of similar vintage were more convenient in form:

Note that the weighting control is part of the main box on the GR meter. The BK had a "detachable" module for weighting and filtering, but in practice you always needed the "detachable" module. So the BK meter was long and unwieldy and wiggly, with scratchy plugs between the modules, and the fried mic wasn't pivotable.

Looking at the schematic, the GenRad was designed to take several different types of mic including dynamic, piezo and condenser. You could pick to suit your conditions.

Every component in Brüel & Kjær was peculiar and unique, so every repair required ordering parts from Denmark. The GR schematic shows several specific-value resistors, but the tubes and transistors are standard. Ordering the specific Rs from Boston would have been a lot faster and more convenient than ordering from Denmark. No international customs, no exchange rates.

Given all of those practical considerations, why was Brüel & Kjær the ONLY CONCEIVABLE equipment? Why was there no GenRad?

If I had known there was a better alternative, I could have influenced purchasing decisions toward GR. But I didn't know, so I didn't influence.

It had to be the natural academic preference for COOL foreign stuff. I shared that attitude for many years, which is why I drove fragile and literally fry-able VW deathtraps instead of sturdy Ramblers. Same comparison. The Rambler American was similar in size and gas economy to a Beetle, but much more convenient and resilient and SAFE and comfortable. Parts were easier to order.

Practicality doesn't count when COOOLness is at stake. Brüel & Kjær had COOL ümlæuts and WEIRD kj combinations, while GenRad only had dull generic English words. General. Radio. Rambler. American.

I'm deeply sorry.

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Next day: GR gave me a little gift despite my treachery. I'd halted my experimentation with submini tubes during the two months around hernia surgery. Now that I'm pretty much healed, I tried to resume the fiddling but wasn't getting anywhere. One of the GR sound level meters included two of the same 6418 tubes I've been using, and the schematic showed me a detail of proper connection that wasn't obvious from the data sheets. Followed their lead, and presto! Circuit works!

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Later note: GenRad's 1961 brochure shows that the BK humidity problem was well known, and GR was specifically answering it with their products:
Its characteristics approach those of condenser microphones classed as laboratory standards. Unlike condenser microphones, however, the ceramic unit does not require a special preamp with a high dc polarizing voltage supply, and its impedance is an order of magnitude lower, so that leakage due to high humidity is less of a problem.
So there was NO EXCUSE for using BK in a place like Pennsylvania.


  Only ad for Italia?

I've never seen an ad for the Hudson Italia before. Never seen a pic outside of car-history books. This ad in March '54 Electronics wasn't exactly for the car ... it was using the car as "a look into the future."

Unfortunately Hudson's future disappeared at the exact time when this mag was being printed. Hudson's future was to provide a Detroit factory for Nash. No more Italia, no more Jet, no more Hornet.

Given the situation in 1954, with GM and Ford muscling everyone else out of the business, the AMC merger was probably the least-awful solution. Many Hudson employees and dealers were able to keep working. Without the merger Hudson would have totally collapsed.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  Opposite vectors

Our State Department stirs up chaos and evil in every country except Israel, serving Soros loyally and precisely. The Russian equivalent is at least listening to the Russian Orthodox Church.
On 11 October 2016, the meeting of the Working Group took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) under the co-chairmanship of Mr. Grigory Karasin, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman.

Participating in the meeting from the Russian Orthodox Church were Bishop Antony of Bogorodsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad; Mr. Vladimir Legoida, chairman of the Synodal Department for Church’s Relations with Society and Mass Media; and Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, DECR deputy chairman. The meeting discussed various aspects of common work done since the 20th meeting and outlined priority areas in cooperation between the ROC and the MFA for the nearest future.
Granted that this sounds like typical bureaucratic verbiage, thus assuming the substance is a lot less than the words ... it's still a dramatic difference of FOCUS and DIRECTION between US/EU/UK and Russia.

We obey Satan, Russia listens to God.


  No, not paradox

Forgot to retune radio, ended up listening to Dennis Prager for a while. I try to avoid both the standard Repoofs and the standard Commies; both are globalist. Prager is discussing culture vs politics with Ben Shapiro. Nice calm discussion with some good points.

Prager made a point that seems paradoxical: The hippieshit generation grew up with "clean" and "moral" television like Father Knows Best as our main cultural influence, yet we turned radical. Where did the radical come from? Prager said it came from school.

Hell no. It came from TV. Father Knows Best was NOT typical of 1950s TV. There was an inflection point in 1956, trailing behind the Roy Cohn Coup in 1954. After Cohn and his fag boyfriend Welch conspired to ruin secret fag McCarthy, everything changed in TV. The globalist commie writers who had been unemployed or cautious came roaring back with a PURE VENGEANCE. After 1956 TV looked the same, but all plotlines were explicitly designed to rip apart Natural Law culture. COMPLEX MORAL CONUNDRUMS formed the core of every story, intended to create cognitive dissonance. All permanent certainties were pulverized.

Plain numerical fact: TV was rare before 1954. Most TV stations went on the air between '54 and '56, and most households got a TV in those years. The pre-Cohn version of TV reached only about 20% of America. So when you say "1950's TV" you're practically speaking about post-56 TV, in other words post-Cohn TV.

The visual aspect of TV changed several years after the plotlines. Before 1959 the people in movies and TV looked like actual Americans. Yeah, they were prettier than real people because nobody wants to look at uglies; but their clothing and hair and behavior were close to reality. After 1959, American and Western Euro TV and movies departed from reality. In real life females are about half the population. In post-59 US/UK/EU movies, females disappeared except for a few "boy-like" mixed-gender entities. Movies and TV were chiefly about males relating intimately with males, which agreed precisely with Roy Cohn's reality. Foreign movies outside US/UK/EU (Egypt, Turkey, Greece, India) continued to reflect normal life. Women were an equal part of life, and women in movies looked like real-life women.


  Little levitation

When transferring clothes from washer to dryer, I clean out the lint filter and slap the dust on top of the dryer. Occasionally I put the piled-up dust in the wastebasket. Coot-proofing trick, minimizes squatting and rising actions.

This morning a moving object caught my attention. Moth? Spider? No, a small blob of dust was hovering an inch away from the main pile and an inch above the dryer. I couldn't see a 'tether'; it was just balanced by static attractions and repulsions. It stayed there long enough to get a video.

Because the video is awful as always, here's a preview pointing to the (slightly lighter color) levitator. (Incidentally, the dust is actually blue, not brown. This camera turns everything red when light is dim.)

At the end of the clip I blew a little puff of air, not aimed at the dust; that was enough to break the balance and snap the levitator back onto the larger pile.

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  Nice to have it official 2

BBC on Assange:
Ecuador has acknowledged it partly restricted internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is taking refuge at its London embassy. It said Mr Assange had in recent weeks released material that could have an impact on the US presidential election.

Ecuador also said its move was not the result of pressure from Washington. The US denied WikiLeaks accusations that it had asked Ecuador to stop the site publishing documents about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
MATERIAL THAT COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE ELECTION used to be called "news". In the standard delusional myth of the West, "democracy" requires "informed citizens" who acquire information before "voting" in an "election".

It's nice to see BBC abandoning this myth entirely. They are now officially admitting that "news" is illegal and "elections" do not exist.

Deutsche Welle, which normally matches BBC's satanism, comes up slightly short this time, allowing something resembling a fact to leak through:
The whistleblower site accuses Ecuador of cutting off Assange's internet at the behest of US officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry. The United States denied the allegation. ...

President Rafael Correa has expressed a preference for Clinton. "For the United States, I'd like the winner to be Hillary, whom I also know personally and appreciate very much," Correa told the Russian propaganda broadcaster RT in an interview in September.

The Obama administration has embarked on an anti-whistleblower campaign. In summer, Chelsea[sic] Manning attempted suicide in the prison where she[sic] is serving a 35-year sentence for revealing a US helicopter attack on civilians in Iraq. Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden fled to Russia after he exposed the extent of US spying on the electronic communications of people around the world.
DW is making oblique reference to the potential conceivable theoretical possibility that Obama may not be God. I'm sure they will be punished.


  Nice to have it official

Happy to see the vile stinking filthy bigot named Glenn Thrush exposed by Wikileaks. His vileness and stinkingness and filth and bigotry were obvious for a long time, as I noted back in February. It's good to have official confirmation of his employment status.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  Engineer joke

Most of the books in Google's books archive were scanned from libraries. The massive and tremendously valuable archive at American Radio History is mainly from private collections. You can see occasional notations made by owners over the years.

Cover of a 1931 Radio Craft mag:

The publisher was trying to stir up general interest with the mystery and the girl, but the real readers only cared about the article on testing pentodes.
  Wet and cool?

This month seems awfully wet. Rain almost every day. Is this a valid perception?

Comparing Oct 2016 (up to yesterday) with the same days in 2015:

2016                            2015
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1   2   3   4   5     7         1   2   3   4   5    7

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 1  61  45  53  -1 0.11         1  75  50  63   9 0.00
 2  67  39  53  -1 0.00         2  72  45  59   5    T
 3  56  38  47  -6 0.00         3  70  49  60   7 0.06
 4  51  41  46  -7 0.20         4  70  45  58   5 0.00
 5  58  43  51  -1 0.02         5  72  42  57   5 0.00
 6  55  44  50  -2 0.10         6  72  46  59   7 0.00
 7  59  47  53   2 0.34         7  64  53  59   8 0.09
 8  67  49  58   7 0.18         8  65  53  59   8    T
 9  59  47  53   3 0.25         9  72  51  62  12    T
10  51  37  44  -6 0.36        10  74  51  63  13 0.07
11  51  32  42  -8 0.00        11  62  45  54   4 0.00
12  55  30  43  -6 0.00        12  69  44  57   8 0.00
13  51  40  46  -3 0.94        13  70  46  58   9 0.00
14  59  47  53   5 0.13        14  69  43  56   8 0.00
15  55  44  50   2 0.21        15  70  41  56   8 0.00
16  56  44  50   2 0.10        16  72  46  59  11 0.00
=======================        ========================
                   2.94                           0.22

Yup, valid.


  Two questions


Stabbing suspect has disturbing criminal history

Why is this considered newsworthy?

Painter has history of painting

Waitress has history of waitressing

Farmer has multi-generational history of farming

These are not considered newsworthy.

By contrast,

Successful farmer started farming last week

would be properly and accurately newsworthy. Also impossible.

Two questions.

(1) How did we develop the peculiar notion that criminality is TOTALLY DIFFERENT from other talents?

(2) Why do we assume that criminality is a "random" thing that could happen to anyone?

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(1) is no mystery. If we handle criminality the same as other tendencies, we will have to conclude that

(2) is more subtle. It's true that anyone can break a law given the proper conditions. In modern Western tyrannies, it's especially true that everyone is breaking at least one law all the time. When the web of laws covers every single action necessary for ordinary life, the web is ready to catch anyone at any time. It's just a question of springing the trap. Anyone can be prosecuted and jailed, with full "due process", if the authorities decide to spring the trap.

This all-encompassing web (and Web) was partly designed for the purposes defined in (1): forcing the culture to accept the actions of Protected Classes by eliminating natural and commonsensical distinctions. Mainly it's just plain tyranny.

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FBI director Comey is breaking ranks for the second time to spread the truth about these matters. Now that he has paid his dues to the Empire by exonerating the Empress of comparatively unimportant crimes, he's able to speak the truth about important crimes that affect everyone. He has further protected himself by leaking the "info" that most lower-level FBI people would prefer to indict the Empress. Now the Empire can't afford to remove Comey. Interesting calculation.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

I was sitting down to eat my usual evening chili-like substance. Tired of the repetitive ratshit on Sunday radio; nothing but infomercials and decade-old Best Ofs. Started tuning across the AM band... Wait! There's no station at that freq... Yes there is!


Not just music.

A Haydn string quartet on AM radio!

Astonishingly good sound quality. Seems like FM quality by comparison, because all Spokane AM stations maintain a consistent and solid Citizens Band sound quality and Citizens Band content quality. After the Haydn, Aida then the Radetzky March. All excellent performances and excellent sound.

Actually this is how AM used to sound. Maybe it still sounds this good in other more fortunate cities.

Have I died and gone to 1938? Did a quick reality check... No, doesn't seem to be a dream or a vision. Still here in my crappy but warm little house, eating my good homemade chili. Rain on the window. Neck vertebrae need a pop... there, that's better. I doubt that neck vertebrae would need popping in Heaven.

The music kept going without interruption until 4:30. Then the answer came. It's a brand new station running transmitter tests before full opening. KFIO.

Well, not brand new. It's a very old allocation that has been dark for a while. Here's their announcement and history.

And just for fun, here's their first appearance in the August 1923 Radio Log:

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Irrelevant linguistic sidenote: At first I wrote Rakoczy March, then realized that was the wrong piece. Replaced it with Raditzky March. Why? Odd error. When I woke up the next morning, the first thing on my mind was an urgent need to fix the error.

Getting old. Misidentifying the music was always possible. I'm a fan of classical but not an expert. Misspelling the name was not possible 10 years ago.

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  It's not all pluponents

Following on previous item, trying to see Emersonian justice. It's not obvious, but it's there.

Broadly speaking, with some important exceptions, OPponents are right. The solution to most problems runs in the LESS direction or the STOP direction. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Eat less, drink less, buy less, consume less media, stop gambling, stop using the credit card, stop funding "science", stop making aggressive wars.

Broadly speaking, PLUponents are wrong. They claim to be solving the problem by increasing the problem to infinity.

All forces within USA STRONG are infantile PLUponents. There are no adult or even proper adolescent OPponents. Everyone who briefly appears to be an OPponent turns out to be an Agent Provocateur. We are completely fucked.

But there are some actual grownups in the world, and our infinite evil has finally forced their hand into a productive form of OPposition.

Putin and Orban and Fico (and maybe May) are OPposing EU's evil in a constant relentless adult way. Several other nations are watching the adult constancy and gaining more OPpositional strength.

Two of our long-term "allies" have finally had it with our omnicidal lunacy and aggression. Duterte in Phillipines and Erdogan in Turkey are switching to the sane side, stripping out Sorosians and reducing our capacity to base and stage evil aggression in those parts of the world. This is a MEANINGFUL act of OPposition. Shrinking our hegemonic territory directly causes LESS evil.

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A modern tendency crosses and contradicts two perfectly normal human impulses.

Impulse 1: Wanting MORE is part of life. Hunger for food or attention or affection is perfectly natural. Growing up means learning to control and channel this impulse. Civilization, now extinct, formerly transformed this energy source into more productive activity.

Impulse 2: Opposing authority is a natural stage in all social mammals. When it's time to leave the nest and make your own nest, the youngster resists parental or group authority. Parents or group respond by saying goodbye in various instinctive or cultural ways. In more intelligent animals, parents use the rebellion to train the offspring for toughness. You can see this in the increasingly rough play between mama dog and puppy, and you can see it in Mormon eldership or mandatory military service or the Journeyman stage of traditional job training. All the same.

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This strange new tendency appears in the college safe-spacers and also among "leftist" intellectuals of various types.

Traditional OPPONENTS say "I hate what you're doing. I want LESS of what you're doing", or "I want the OPPOSITE of what you're doing."

These new PLUPONENTS say "I hate what you're doing. I want MORE of what you're doing."

Traditional college radicals wanted to be FREE from administration rules, FREE from the force and muscle of authority.

Modern college radicals want TIGHTER administration rules, MORE muscle over here.

Traditional economic radicals wanted LESS bank power, LESS debt and MORE connection between currency and real value.

Modern economic radicals (Modern Monetary Theory, Bitcoin) want MORE bank power, INFINITE debt, TOTAL decoupling from real value. They hate Krugman and Keynes because Krugman and Keynes are WEAK, not because Krugman and Keynes are evil.

The worst example of all is the Sorosian media. Everything you see and hear in the media is 100% evil, 0% truth. There is no physical room for MORE evil or LESS truth. Nevertheless, media often "searches its soul" and "investigates" its own coverage. The "investigation" always finds the problem is too much balance. 100% evil is NOT ENOUGH. 0% truth is TOO MUCH. We need MORE THAN 100% evil and LESS THAN 0% truth.

My word PLUPONENT is poor Latin but gets the point across. Ob means against, Plus means more.

In raw vertebrate terms, this new tendency combines the desires of infancy with the emotions of adolescence.

You can see it in the faces of perfect PLUPONENT types like Melissa Click, who now infests Spokane via Gonzaga Demonversity.

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Graphic sidenote: I put these pictures together back in March but didn't make the full connection then.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016
  Neat idea! Oops.

Related to this discussion of why sound recording came late.

From a 1950 radio trade journal. This was meant as a module for other manufacturers to build around. Hey! Neat idea! Tape and phonograph, record and play!

Oops. Do you see the problem? Clearly the other mfrs saw the problem. Nobody ever used it. I'm tempted to think it's an April Fool, but it was in the May issue.

Later: Actually there are two problems. (1) Threading the tape under the turntable would be tricky, and a pileup or kink would be unremovable**. (2) The control knob would rub against the tape when the front reel is full. Both could have been solved by putting the tape heads off to the left, between the reels. I don't see why the maker couldn't build it that way.

Of course the biggest problem is the 'missing narcissism' that I discussed earlier. People just didn't feel any urgent need to record sounds.

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** Unremovable: On a phonograph of this era, pulling the turntable out can be quick and greasy, or it can be an all-day job, depending on whether the turntable has a lock setscrew to keep it in place. Either way, it's not a task you want to perform every time the tape gets tangled! Proper reel-to-reel recorders had a simple cover over the heads that you could slip off in a second.
Friday, October 14, 2016
  Constants and variables 50

Convective thought about political configurations.

Permanently determined constants: The sun rises and sets. Things fall downward. Hillary will be President.

Congress is more of a variable.

What would happen if both houses of Congress went firmly D, with Sanders and Warren in strong positions? Bernie and Elizabeth have been conditionally loyal in the pres campaign, but they don't like Hillary and don't agree with the whole Bush/Clinton line.

Bernie and Elizabeth are close to the Populist position on several important matters. They want to punish bank crimes. They want Medicare For All. They don't like to make new wars. They want to see less outsourcing, more jobs for ordinary people.

Hillary is Bush on steroids. The most ferociously aggressive warmaker since Madman Lincoln, and the best friend of Goldman.

Could Bernie and Elizabeth muster an override majority on those important points? If so, this combination could actually improve the country instead of destroying it.

B and E are wrong about other important matters: they would continue Obama's destruction of culture and continue pushing the Global Warming crime.

But if economic policy starts to re-energize industries and unions, Natural Law culture will regain some force. It won't be solely associated with SMASHABLE Repooflicans. Similarly with Global Warming. More powerful coal miners and steel workers, dissociated from Repoofs, will slow down the scammers.

Still negative but not nearly as crucial as banks/ZIRP and imperial aggression.

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  Why do real scientists miss this obvious point?

A classic example of a perpetual puzzle. One of the writers at Uncommon Descent gives us this.....
... Once we are reasonably informed (thus the value of sound history, civics, ethics and logic), will quickly expose spin in the media, or from the platform, or from the lecturer's podium, or from the pulpit...
IDers are HONEST SCIENTISTS who understand the difference between descriptive and prescriptive in the context of science. Why do so many of them fail to understand the SAME distinction in the study of government? (In parallel, they also fail to understand the distinction in grammar. Most of them are prescriptivists who think a split infinitive is "ungrammatical".)

Civics is just like quantum quackery or global warming. It's a set of axioms put forth by fashionable people at some point in history. Some of these axioms are untestable nonsense, others are EXPLICITLY FALSE and TOTALLY DISPROVED. None are true or valid.

The 1787 Constitution was based on the counter-science notion of equality, which was KNOWN TO BE FALSE in 1787 and is FALSE in far more detail now.

Its provisions were tried for a few years and then discarded in 1803. Since then, "courts" use the axioms and provisions BACKWARDS. Freedom of religion is the basis for jailing Christians. Freedom of speech is the basis for cultivating riots to shut down unfashionable speech. The specific restatement of the crazy equality claim in the 14th Amendment is used to justify affirmative action. The full faith and credit clause justifies rejecting a divorce decree from another state.

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Since the ID author was talking about education, let's apply it...

Why do we need training? When you know HOW SOMETHING REALLY WORKS, you know how to use it. Vocational and experiential education gives you experience with HOW THINGS REALLY WORK. A student who knows HOW THINGS REALLY WORK is immune to official and cultural lies. Can we extend this to grammar and government?

We have good DESCRIPTIVE texts for grammar, but we didn't use them in schools until recently. Common Core finally gives a strong and refreshing push in the right direction.

We have good DESCRIPTIVE texts for government, but we still don't use them. Machiavelli is the Old Testament of descriptivism. Parkinson is the New Testament. Many later writers have added accurate OBSERVATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS of how bureaucracies really work. I don't think any of these observations have been turned into school texts or curricula.

Why? Thinking about it....

Aha. Unfortunately a lab for bureaucracy is impossible. There's a natural obstacle beyond simple foolishness or political idiocy.

You can train every branch of physical science with lab sessions. Frog innards can be studied in a week. Ohm's Law and Newton's Laws can be observed in a week. Plant nutrition and growth can be observed in a year. Food chemistry can be mastered in a year. These passive parts of Nature are always ready to be observed and manipulated. If you observe and manipulate competently, you'll always get the same result.

The structure of a large organization DOESN'T reveal itself in a year, and CAN'T form in an artificial setting.

"Social Science" courses have repeatedly tried to set up "dictatorships" but they don't show anything. Classic bad example was the mid-60s Stanford experiment that tried to simulate a prison in a few weeks. The "guards" took total control and tortured the "inmates". This is EXACTLY OPPOSITE to the structure of a real prison, where the strongest inmates (typically the black inmates) control the guards.

It takes many years for real structures to crystallize, and it takes REALITY. You aren't going to see it in a one-semester experiment where the participants have all sorts of external motives and lives, and you sure as fuck aren't going to see it in a computer-based Game Theory "experiment".


  Kudos to KXLY

This year has been thoroughly normal, and today we're having the normal default autumn 25G45 windstorm. Lots of people (including me!) are tending toward panic, remembering last year's uniquely NONnormal 50G70 windstorm. A serious disaster leaves deep tracks in the mind.

Spokane's paid media rarely bother to wake up for local problems, preferring to CHEER CHEER CHEER their Supreme And Holy Lordess And Savioress Hillary and SMASH SMASH SMASH those Xenophobe Buffoon Deplorables. When they do condescend to devote a few seconds to weather, it's an avant-garde tossed salad of Seattle stuff, Florida stuff, NYC stuff, Hawaii stuff, criminal Global Warming ratshit, and an occasional picospeck of Spokane stuff, with timelines running forward and backward and inside-out simultaneously.

Yesterday, just this one time, KXLY did a CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIBLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD forecast, specifically and solely for UNCOOL SPOKANE, without even the slightest reference to those other COOOOOOOL places, laying out WHAT TO EXPECT and WHEN TO EXPECT IT, and CLEARLY defining how and why this normal windstorm is nothing like last year's disaster.

Kudos to KXLY, and special kudos to Leslie Lowe.

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  Express flips

For a couple of years UK Express has been pro-Brexit, anti-EU, generally sympathetic to Orban and Putin and other non-globalists.

Suddenly it's flipped. Maybe two weeks ago? Now the Express sounds just like CNNFOXNBCABCCBSNYTIMES. Could be randomish or unintended, but it's a noticeable move.

A week later: Nope, that was just a randomish 'streak'. Back to normal.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
  First real information.

Amid all the hacks and counterhacks in this "election", this is the first revelation that truly surprises me, the first INFORMATION that I didn't already know or assume.

A long series of managers for Trump's campaign are coming out and saying that Trump failed to perform the basic steps necessary for a national campaign. He wouldn't allow the managers to prepare for oppo research by learning his own history in detail.

This explains why the campaign is constantly blindsided by the Clinton syndicate, and it also explains why the managers keep quitting in despair.

Everyone knows how the Clintons operate. Consistent pattern for 40 years. The Clintons kill their opponents. Plain and simple fact. This is why media and government officials always obey the Clintons. Nobody wants to die.

Trump is a top-level hard operator who knows how to fight dirty. His record in dealing with Atlantic City and Vegas shows that he CAN beat Mafias. So I ass-u-me-d that he would take all necessary steps to beat or match the Clinton Mafia, which is more vicious than the Wop or Injun Mafias in modern times.

But he didn't.

Conclusion: He never intended to win this. He's either (1) doing it for a lark, or (2) running a big Soros-style bet on chaos, or (3) paid by the Clintons to guarantee a total Clinton landslide with full mandate for killing the Deplorables.
  Better metaphor

In previous item I wrote about Catholics in an earlier era: Their calm certainty provided an example for spiritual retards like me and a massive counterforce to the demonic forces of the Left.

Counterforce isn't the right metaphor. Most Romans weren't actively fighting, which was a good thing. Alinsky and Soros WANT to have active fighting. That's the point and purpose. When the Natural Law side starts agitating, its INDIVIDUAL members become easy INDIVIDUAL targets for DeepState blackmail and prosecution and basketizing and disemployment. The non-fighters observe and retreat.

In engineering terms, Romans were more like a giant shock absorber or ground plane. The demonic force or charge was simply ABSORBED without any effect, because Romans, backed by permanent Natural Law, were IMMOVABLE and UNCHANGEABLE.

In medical terms, Romans were a huge population equipped with natural antibodies. The Sorovirus tried to infect them but nothing happened except that the Sorovirus USED UP ITS ENERGY.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  The habit of engineering

Earlier I mentioned a mid-60s attempt at interactive educational TV, which didn't go anywhere. Turns out I was wrong ... there was one major school system that used the setup.

According to an RCA quarterly in 1966, a New York school system installed a full-fledged interactive UHF station.

Yup, it was the Catholic system.

Not the expected engineer type in 1966! Her slide rule appears to have 12 decades, which means it's superior to the usual log-log.

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Later: Given the longevity of nuns, it's likely that this lady is still alive and still nunning. This sobering realization spawned a less flippant line of thinking.

I'm impressed by the serenity of her face. Fifty years ago this was a common impression from Catholics in general, not just nuns. Catholics were certain about the basics of Natural Law. Their calm certainty provided an example for spiritual retards like me and a massive counterforce to the demonic forces of the Left.

In modern times most Romans have departed from the permanent and EXPERIMENTALLY DETERMINED rules of Natural Law. Now even the alleged "pope" is at the vanguard of Sorosian confusion.

For engineer types who understand the need for certainty, there is no cultural home in Christianity. That's why so many revolutionaries are engineer types.



  More exdorsements

The exdorsements continue.

Donald Trump's "deeply unsettling and disturbing" views make him a danger internationally, the UN's human rights chief has said

I no longer trust Trump to do the right thing, but the UN does trust him to do the right thing. Of course "right thing" is translated as "dangerous, unsettling, disturbing" in UNese.

Maybe these evil monsters know more about Trump's steadiness and intentions than we can see through our monstrous media.
  Means, motive, opportunity

1/16-baked idea.

When teachers and counselors advise on job choice, they correctly consider basic talent and passion. They miss the most important determiners: STATUS and RESOURCES.

You may have good social strategy talent and a will to lead. If you don't have some combination of attractiveness and impressiveness, you won't be a leader.

You may have excellent math skills and a passion for detail. If you don't live in a place where bookkeepers or engineers can be trained on the job (resources), or if you aren't in a culture that respects math (status), you won't be a bookkeeper or engineer.

A good formulation would run parallel to the old method of judging the probability of a crime. Means, motive and opportunity.

If you have the skills, resources and status needed to accomplish X, you'll accomplish X. If any element is missing, you shouldn't waste time preparing for X.


  Jokes gone

We used to make fun of Soviet products. Televisions that exploded, stores with empty shelves. We used to make fun of third-world countries with sporadic electricity.

I don't hear those jokes any more. Now we're all the way inside the collapsing-empire condition. Our iPhones are exploding. Our store shelves are empty or stocked with useless rotten junk. Our electric grid and internet service are sporadic. Our "health care system" fails at every point and charges infinite prices for its failure. We never prosecute imperial criminality; we always prosecute leakers who try to expose imperial criminality. Our alleged "media" is far more one-sided than Pravda ever was.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  Evil doesn't rhyme, it repeats verbatim

I've been reading a LOT of tech periodicals published during both WW1 and WW2, and I'd never seen this sort of thing before:

This was in Tele-Tech, an industry trade journal, in March 1949. The article was mildly critical of Truman's massive rearmament effort, which was clearly aimed at teaching Russia a lesson about globalism. Korea wasn't mentioned, and it's not clear that Korea was the known target at that point. Looks like Korea was just the first available opportunity to justify the program. Parkinson.

Russia mistakenly thought that bearing most of the burden and most of the deaths in the fight against Hitler entitled it to some consideration in the postwar world. DeepState was rearming to teach Stalin otherwise, just as it's now rearming to teach Putin the same lesson in the post-9/11 world.

Truman (more precisely James Byrnes) was clamping down harder than Wilson or FDR. The brief moment of open-source attitude just after Hiroshima was all gone.
  How do they get paid for this shit?

Unbelievable idiocy:

The lines between terrorism and criminality are becoming blurred as an increasing number of former criminals join the Islamic State group and create a "gangster jihad," according to a British report released Tuesday.

JESUS H. CHRIST. You think this needed a "study"? This connection has been true and PERFECTLY WELL KNOWN forever. It's harder to pin down before 1800 because definitions of 'terrorist' and 'criminal' were different; but you can see it clearly in all revolutions since 1800. (Roving bands of robber/radicals have always existed, but 'terrorist' wasn't a word until those wonderful French defenders of Libertay Fraternitay Egalitay, with the help of Marquis de Sade, developed ferocious cruelty and mass murder into a fine art.)

After Genocidist Lincoln slaughtered 1/7 of the country to satisfy his blood fetish, then occupied 1/4 of the country to satisfy his sadism, lots of Confederate soldiers continued their rebellion on a small scale. They quickly figured out that plain old robbery was more fun. Jesse James and his contemporaries were 'terrorists' who turned into criminals.

This connection was well known and openly discussed in the '60s, when black gangsters turned 'political'. Vice Lords -> Panthers. Now it's happening again with #blacklivesmatter. Plain old professional criminals are turned into radical heroes.

Again with IRA in the '70s. Smugglers, robbers, 'terrorists', all the same people.

It's tautological in terms of skills. If you're trying to run a revolution, you need some frustrated vengeful engineers to draw up the plans and organization, and you need technicians with solid experience in robbing and beating and shooting to implement the plans. Where do you hire those technicians? Prison.

Dead serious. We don't pay toddlers for realizing that Fire Is Hot, or for discovering that Water Up Your Nose Is No Fun, or for studying the Correlation Between Hammer And Owie. Why do we pay packs of 60-year-olds for discovering equally obvious facts of nature? Every time a "study" finds that genes determine behavior, we pay and publicize it. Every time a "report" finds that dogs are smart, we pay and publicize it. We should halt all of this shit and require scientists to GROW UP. At least get beyond the two-year-old stage.

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  Y no wagon?

Another alternate-universe item. I've always wondered why automakers were so slow to make proper station wagons.

This item from Radio Retailing in 1938 shows a proper station wagon. Looks to me like a '33 or '34 Dodge.

BUT: As far as I can tell, Dodge didn't make an all-steel station wagon with windows in the '30s. Dodge did make a steel-sided 'commercial sedan'...

... and a very rare all-wood station wagon, in traditional open-air style. Totally impractical, purely for status. Owning a wagon was a way of saying "My yacht maintenance crew has too much spare time."

(This is a '36 but the wagon part is the same)

So this practical wagon must have been semi-custom, possibly by one of the ambulance/hearse coachbuilders like Proctor-Keefe. Clearly there was a demand for a vehicle of this size and form, as Willys has been proving continuously since 1947!

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Sidenote: Mr Schopper's sales technique would be a good way to get shot nowadays, but that's a whole different alternate-universe question.



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