Lamarck vs Darwin from a more objective era
Here's a wonderfully clear essay on Lamarck vs Darwin, from Nature in 1888.
At that time DarwinISM hadn't yet hardened into an absolute unarguable religion, and Lamarck wasn't yet treated as an unspeakable heretic. The question was discussed and tentatively
decided by using experiments, which at that time
(1) In every animal which has not arrived at maturity, the increased and continued employment of any organ strengthens that organ gradually, develops it, enlarges it, and gives it a power proportional to the duration of its employment: on the other hand, the continued disuse of any organ gradually weakens it, deteriorates it, progressively diminishes its faculties, and finally causes it to disappear.
(2) Every feature which, under natural conditions, individuals have gained or lost by the action of circumstances to which their race has been for some time exposed: as, for instance, the results of excessive use or disuse of an organ - is preserved in reproduction and transmitted to the offspring provided that the acquired changes were present in both parents.
The small changes thus produced and transmitted from generation to generation are increased in successive generations by the action of the same causes which originated them, and thus in long periods of time the
form and structure of the descendants of an ancestral organism may be completely changed as compared with the form and structure of the ancestor. Given sufficient time, these small changes can have produced man and the higher animals from simple primitive protoplasmic
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(1) All plants and animals produce offspring which resemble their parents on the whole; these offspring, however, exhibit also new and individual features differing from those of their parents (congenital
(2) In Nature there is a severe struggle for existence. Only one pair out of the many thousands often produced by a pair of plants or animals survive to maturity, and in their turn produce offspring.
(3) The survivors are those whose congenital variations enabled them to gain advantage over their fellows.
(4) The surviving forms may be almost exactly like their parents, but often a departure from the parental form must be an advantage, however small. Such departure, or variation, when INBORN or CONGENITAL, not only enables its possessor to survive and produce offspring, but is
handed on by heredity to that offspring.
(5) A successful congenital variation is intensified in the new generation bred from parents in both of which it had congenitally appeared.
(6) By this process of natural selection of advantageous congenital variations, operating in countless millions of successive generations, the transformation of simple into more elaborate forms of life has been effected.
The real difference between Lamarck's and Darwin's theories was then explained. Congenital variation is an admitted and demonstrable fact; transmission of congenital variations is also an admitted and
Change of structure acquired during life - as stated by Lamarck - is also a fact, though very limited. But the transmission of these latter changes to offspring is NOT PROVED EXPERIMENTALLY.
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I like the summation of Lamarck as use it or lose it.
Distinctly congruent with Natural Law.
The last sentence is crucial. Now the transmission of those changes HAS been proved experimentally, and in many cases the exact mechanism
of the transmission is known.
Like Ptolemy vs Copernicus,
the truth is that both approaches are right. Nature doesn't miss a trick.
Labels: Natural law = Sharia law, Natural law = Soviet law
More HARDASS from Gergen
Culp's campaign manager Chris Gergen is continuing to expose fraud in the fraudulent election. This won't go anywhere, but he's ALSO hitting hard against the chickenshit pussyass sissyass Repooflican cowards who bent over and took Mad Bomber Inslee's demonic dick all the way up into their chickenshit intestines and gizzards. The latter is a worthwhile project.
In today's video
he describes how the chickenshits COULD HAVE stopped the Mad Bomber back in April or May, and still COULD stop him if they weren't chickenshits.
WHY IN THE FUCKING HELL DO WE HAVE TWO PARTIES? The same is true in all the demonic states. The "opposition" "party" has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to oppose evil.
Ordinary people have ZERO power. We have no way to change or improve things. Repooflican legislators have SOME power, and could have made SOME difference if they had even STARTED to do their fucking JOB. Psychopaths have an infinite desire to do infinite evil, but psychopaths have finite time and resources. Anything that slows down the bureaucratic murder machine
will save lives.
Labels: Jackboot stomping forever
More fraud vs fraud shit
Article in The Federalist,
written by a doctor's wife who is correctly frightened by the total dictatorship of insanity and murder INSIDE the "medical" profession....
This went much farther than a simple discussion of medical viewpoints. One physician in that group said, “I view those who would not mask as equivalent to enemy combatants.” Whoa.
He went on to say he would have the same enmity toward such a person as he would toward a neighbor who chose to ignore the “no lights after dark” rule in a city under night-time bombardment.
Another case of missing both fraudulent sides. The blackout rule in WW2 was based on an intentional deception about how bombers work, as I detailed here.
The muzzle rule in the current holocaust is based on an intentional deception about how immunity works, as I detailed here
among several fucking trillion other fucking places.
AI missing all the points on all sides
The headline is sufficient.
Can blockchain help ensure fraud-free voting?
Blockchain is a fraud.
Voting is a fraud.
Translating the headline into reality:
Can fraud help ensure fraud-free fraud?
Labels: AI point-missing, Asked and not worth asking, SES
Some odd constants
In engineering and electronics, e and pi tend to show up in many constant patterns, even when the patterns have no obvious relationship to exp curves or circles or sines.
I've been noticing a few odd constants in the auto industry.
1. The market for limos is constant. Not the total market, but the market for each brand.
When a carmaker decides to (more or less) mass produce limos, it can expect to sell 2000 per year. Before 1950, when GM and Chrysler and Packard were all serious about limos, each sold 2k. After Chrysler and Packard retired to occasional handbuilts, Caddy was still selling 2k, not 6k. When Lincoln finally entered the market in '61 with the parade phaeton, it sold 2k.
2. The Ford manopause. Henry had a sudden shift of personality late in life, which writers attribute to a stroke. The same thing happened to Henry's son Edsel, then to Edsel's sons HF2 and William Clay. Each started out as an innovative and sharp manager, then suddenly shifted to a moody recluse who couldn't be bothered with management. The later generations were drinkers, which sometimes accounts for such a change, but Henry Senior was an absolute non-drinker. The shift looks more like a genetic constant.
Labels: Bemusement, constants and constants
Watching the beacon
Keeping my eye on the fixed stars
In the current holocaust only one nation
has remained fully free from the start, with no surrender. A few states and small provinces have remained free, and many rural areas are effectively free because governments have finite enforcement resources. But only one nation
is OFFICIALLY AND PRACTICALLY FREE.
Tanzania is still perfectly free.
Sweden and Belarus have partly surrendered, which is the same thing as total surrender. After you accept just one of Satan's false assumptions, you MUST AND WILL fall in line with the entire evil pattern.
In his latest clip
Mark wanders in and out of various stores and streets in Dar es Salaam, and travels on a ferry to Zanzibar. (The Chumbe lighthouse is visible for a moment!) Precisely ZERO muzzles, precisely ZERO distancing, ZERO panic and fear. Normal people living a normal HAPPY life.
Footnote on states: Florida didn't start out free, but returned to freedom faster than anyone else and remains resolutely free. DeSantis firmed up the freedom
by extending his BAN on local muzzle mandates. While everyone else is extending strangulation forever, Florida extends freedom forever. DeSantis understands what he's up against. All mayors are owned by Bloomberg, and all mayors are totally committed to total holocaust. Enforcing freedom for the state itself is meaningless unless you clamp down HARD
on the mayor demons.
Labels: defensible spaces, Jackboot NOT stomping forever
History doesn't just rhyme
An article at AIER
celebrates the UNIFIED resistance of the NYC Hasidim.
Indeed, the worst crimes of the 20th century were perpetrated by states in the name of “Science,” specifically “scientific” racism and eugenics. These crimes were committed in the U.S. and, even more horribly, in Europe. The views of today’s Hasidim toward government edicts guided by “Science” are strongly colored by the fact that millions of their ancestors were lawfully murdered in Europe by a government guided by that day’s “Science” of eugenics and racism.
It is no coincidence that today’s Hasidim will have none of it. Nor should they. Nor should we.
Yup. The Hasidim remember Holocaust V1 and don't feel like participating in Holocaust V2.
They also remember that the "science" of V1 was explicitly caste-based.
The elite KRAUT Jews supported Hitler at first because they hated SLAVIC and RELIGIOUS Jews just as violently as Hitler did. Later the genocide spread to include them, and they didn't get a chance to regret their initial support.
We have the same situation now. The elite secular Jews of NYC have been persecuting the Orthodox and Hasidim for quite a while. This isn't new. Secular elites hate Natural Law more than anything, and hate people who resonate with Natural Law. Natural Law tries to constrain and equalize elites.
The "science" of V1 was also nakedly partisan.
Hitler pretended that he was cleaning out all non-Aryans, a definable genetic category. But several non-Aryan nations that supported him became official and "scientific" Aryans, and his "scientists" had to modify their "science" to include those genes. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
In the "science" of V2, muzzles protect Aryans (defined by partisan label) from Trumptards (defined by partisan label). Nobody believes
that muzzles have anything to do with "viruses". Aryans are exempt from muzzles when they're around other Aryans.
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Calibration footnote: The article places eugenics in US and eugenics in Europe on the same level, which isn't accurate. Eugenics has always been popular among academics in US, and it was a fad in the 1920s.
Eugenics was never used as the basis for mass slaughter. At most it led to unfair stigma and a few forced sterilizations. If the author is talking about what happened to the old tribes, that was plain old WAR, not eugenics. Before the English arrived, tribes were wiping out other tribes by war. The English had better weapons, so they were able to wipe out their enemy tribes more effectively. Evil for sure, but has nothing to do with eugenics.
Labels: Natural law = Sharia law, Natural law = Soviet law
Constants and variables 158, protective inaction edition
Continuing the theme of purposeful non-action.
Basic fact: It takes a strong leader to protect the people. Protection means blocking or diverting
** the damage done by other powerful forces. A house protects us against wind and hail by blocking them. In the current holocaust, ordinary police have been protecting the people by diverting the murder commands issued by governors and mayors.
For 100 years globalists have been turning this basic fact against the people, convincing us that "democracy" means letting Morgan and Soros and Bezos kill everyone, while "authoritarian" means protecting the people against Morgan and Soros and Bezos.
In those 100 years, most presidents have stood aside and let Morgan and Soros and Bezos own everything and kill everyone.
In the same 100 years we've had two "authoritarian" presidents, Harding
and FDR. Harding tried but didn't get very far; FDR was able to try harder and achieved considerable success.
After FDR died, Deepstate resurged and gave us complete "democracy", as we're seeing in the current holocaust. Bezos gets everything. Humans get death.
But non-action has an opposite flavor when applied to foreign wars. Most presidents have made completely unnecessary wars and jumped into every available foreign revolution, without any intention of protecting anyone. War for the sake of war. Mayhem for fun and profit.
Harding and FDR were non-interventionists abroad and interventionists internally. FDR finally had to fight when we were actually attacked, which is the ONLY time we should fight. Because he had been intervening domestically to serve the people, Americans loyally fought for the country.
Trump is unique, and his uniqueness brings out the constants and variables perfectly. Trump has done EXACTLY NOTHING in four years. Nothing domestically, nothing abroad. He makes a lot of noise on all sides of all issues, carefully calculated to give ammunition to the enemies of the people. But when it comes time to protect the people, he doesn't BLOCK or CONSTRAIN Bezos and Morgan. In the states where demon governors decided to kill everyone, Trump didn't stop them or even complain.
His total non-action is accidentally beneficial abroad. Previous presidents started one new war every year. Trump hasn't started any wars or even added more intervention. He played the sanctions game against Persia and Russia, but sanctions are a backfiring weapon, generally more harmful to the sanctioner than to the target.
Completing the truth table... Was there any president who intervened both ways? Not fully. LBJ got there halfway. He jumped into Vietnam and gave us Medicare, which protects oldsters from predatory hospitals and doctors. But his other internal actions on the "civil rights" front were serving Morgan. By removing blacks and poor Southerners from the workforce, he helped NYC to eliminate industry and abstractify the economy.
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** Blocking vs diverting is an important distinction. Reflection vs refraction. In the wind example, compare the reflective action of a fence with the refractive action of leaves.
For hail, compare the reflective action of a roof with the refractive action of hail cannons.
In the case of demons, compare the reflective action of an armed revolt with the refractive action of Sharia.
Reflection usually ends up destroying the reflector. Refraction, done properly, simply confuses and discombulates the enemy's intended destruction.
Labels: Constants and Variables, Jackboot NOT stomping forever, Natural law = Sharia law
Last week I tried
to find some gratitude, and decided that preserved old entertainment was the only bright spot. I couldn't think of ANYTHING in modern hell to evoke gratitude.
Here's a better try: COPS. Ordinary police are the ONLY part of government that isn't actively assisting the holocaust, and most cops are trying to moderate the effects of the war.
Cops are DEFENDING THE PEOPLE from the rest of the government.
Their job was redoubled in the summer when the "racism" rioters, who were created by the rest of government, tried to kill cops. City councils voted to defund cops as a result of the riots started by city councils. Most of those votes didn't get anywhere, and probably weren't intended to do more than demonstrate the total idiocy and satanic evil of the council members. Fortunately the cops handled the rioters expertly, defusing the situation in most cities.
Mad Bomber Inslee and Demented Dominatrix Woodward have been screeching about the horrors of Thanksgiving dinners, in unison with all other demonic governors and mayors.
We don't know if any Karens snitched on their neighbors, but we do know that there were no police actions. The Spokane News FB page would have reported them if they happened. They didn't.
[In fairness, there aren't a lot of Karens here, as the responses in this Spokane News item
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To bring the PURPOSEFUL heroism of police into sharp contrast, here's a meaningless sign of PURPOSELESS fake "resistance". Four mayors in the Tri-cities area
(Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, West Richland) have officially complained to Inslee. They haven't actually DONE anything; haven't blocked his murders or refused to pull the trigger for him. Just complained.
Gang leaders don't care if their hitmen are complaining while pulling the trigger. As long as the hitmen keep shooting, no problemo.
Later: The small town of Mossy Rock has officially blocked Inslee.
Bravo for courage, but it won't last long. Open resistance needs to be ORGANIZED AND MASSIVE, otherwise it's just suicide. If the Tri-cities plus Spokane had firmly resisted IN UNISON back in March, and stayed firm, things would be different. Without STEADY AND ORGANIZED resistance, quiet 'refraction' is the only halfway effective survival technique.
Labels: #bluelivesmatter, #defundpublichealth
Globulin and "stupid" parents
The mention of globulin in previous item
Before the Salk vaccine, gamma globulin was the best available preventative against polio. Radio programs from 1949 to 1953 talked about globulin and encouraged listeners to give blood to the Red Cross to help with the globulin project.
I didn't know much about it, so I looked it up. Here's an interesting 2017 account
of the project.
Because polio was a REAL epidemic, parents were eager to participate in the testing of globulin. The researchers were trying to run a properly controlled trial, but parents frustrated the scientific purity by bringing in their kids several times to maximize the chance of getting the real stuff instead of placebo.
Parents wanted to PROTECT THEIR KIDS. Parents didn't want to help the researchers get grants and prestige.
Globulin created a short-term immunity for a few weeks without mobilizing the immune system's intelligence to form a permanent response. So globulin had to be timed accurately, given at the start of a local epidemic, to help people throw off the virus so it wouldn't continue spreading.
After the Salk vaccine came along, WHO used the "improper" trial to dismiss globulin entirely. But the trial was "invalidated" because parents UNDERSTOOD REALITY AND ESTIMATED RISKS ACCURATELY. Best of all, they knew how to USE RISK STRATEGICALLY.
Modern monsters continue to insist that people can't judge risks. Lethal nonsense.
Labels: Blinded by Stats
Reminding yet again of the BIG point
From the fucking start of this holocaust, I've been trying to watch for real data points, real indications of the overall purpose. I've also been trying to filter OUT the multitude of false flags.
We've had several 'hacks', unwanted photos and recordings, that show the attitude
of the demons. We know
that all government officials at all levels are comfortably and cheerfully participating in the holocaust. We know
that they understand there is NO ACTUAL RISK from a "virus". They know it's a hoax and a crime. They don't believe any of the lethal poison they're handing us.
But we only have one definite ID, one name and place and time.
Jeffrey Tucker at AIER
gave us the ID.
On March 12, 2020, the memo went out from the pen of Carter Mecher, bioterrorism expert advising the Veterans Administration. It went out to public health officials and others from around the nation. Close the schools. Pull the trigger now. And it happened, and with it, civic freedoms we have long taken for granted – freedom to travel, operate businesses, go to the movies, even leave our homes – were taken away.
Bioterrorism clearly links the crime to the bioterrorism aspect of the 9/11 crime, and the VA clearly links the crime to the military. The latter isn't really meaningful since we already know that ALL of the government is participating in the holocaust. Constant, not variable.
In the 9/11 panic, the gov't tried briefly to run an "epidemic" emergency via the anthrax scam, which "accidentally" killed one reporter for National Enquirer, and later "suicided" James Hatfill, a researcher who was going to spill the secret. The anthrax crime didn't continue, didn't go national or international. Seems to have been a rehearsal or dry run. For a couple years random teenagers and crazies enjoyed causing a ruckus by sending out envelopes with white powder,
but they clearly weren't working for the plan, and the whole thing eventually faded.
Back in 2008 there was a brief burst of info about the anthrax crime, which I noted:
Rhodes is pointing to another line of inquiry, involving Fouad el-Hibri, the head of a company that produces anthrax vaccine. El-Hibri was born in Germany of Lebanese descent, later working for Citibank in Arabia. His vaccine company, now called Emergent BioSolutions, had samples of the same anthrax strain used in the attack; after the attack, his company gained official status as a defense contractor. Google finds a long line of articles, starting around 1997, about his dubious connections, including lots of circumstantial connections to the attack. His political contributions are widespread and bipartisan, with special focus on Norm Coleman of Minnesota for some reason.
Now Emergent Biosolutions is working on a vaccine
using immunoglobulin technology. So they're still involved, but this doesn't really prove anything in particular. It just shows that the same set of criminals have continued running the same set of crimes. Still doesn't tell us anything specific.
The Minnesota connection is interesting, considering the EXTREME evil of the Minnesota demon governor, but also not specific, not data.
Labels: Constants and Variables, Jackboot stomping forever
When were dogs leashed?
shows a truly stupid pliers-like contraption for walking a dog, with Agatha Christie demoing the gadget for some unknown reason.
The text says "It’s the quintessential invention that we didn’t need because Mary Delaney had patented the idea for a dog leash some 40 years earlier in 1908."
Well, leashes were invented
a lot earlier than 1908, especially in Britain. Were they common
in earlier decades?
I've always walked and biked, and I don't recall having any trouble with dogs until the 1970s. I also don't recall seeing dogs walking on a leash until the '70s. It was common in big cities, but not in small or medium towns. Dogs were in back yards or loose, and they usually weren't troublesome when loose.
Maybe the real variable was my age. Dogs usually tolerate youngsters of all species but defend against adults of all species. I didn't have trouble with dogs until I was an adult.
Looking in Googlebooks, it appears that leashes weren't mentioned in the US until 1917 when they were part of Army K9 training. Leashes start to be mentioned more after WW2. British books talk about leashes much earlier, around 1850.
The ngram graph shows an even more recent pattern:
I suspect the recent peak relates to the S&M tendencies in various fashionable subcultures (Goth etc), not actual canines. The same fashionable "alt" "resistance" types also LOVE being muzzled by demon governors.
Is this a unique exception
to the rule that the Supremes always give NYC what it wants?
On the surface it appears that the Supremes have told Cuomo to stop making harsher "virus" restrictions against churches, when many other businesses have less stringent rules.
They haven't told any demons to stop the lockdowns and muzzles, and haven't told any demons to stop limiting household gatherings. They blindly and satanically obey the holocaust premises established by the Public Death Officers.
This is like the German Supreme Court in 1941 ordering the SS to load the cattle cars more carefully. The court agrees automatically (OF COURSE! NEEDLESS TO SAY!) that all Untermenschen must be exterminated, but careless loading spills Judenblut on the tracks where Aryan workers might step in it and lose their purity. If you think I'm exaggerating, read the comments in this thread.
I'm sure the workaround is builtin. A lawyer will undoubtedly see the flashing neon loophole that explicitly shows Cuomo how to ignore the "decision". Cuomo will ignore it anyway, so it doesn't matter. His easiest option is just to raise all restrictions to the same level as the church restrictions.
The most interesting thing in the Federalist article is this peculiar CSS artifact, which I've never seen before:
The underlying code has a separate CSS div for the weird paragraph, probably a last-minute addition. Presumably the separate CSS somehow messes up the proportion math for the rest of the article. I've done a lot of CSS stuff in building courseware; often an Iframe or Table alters proportions, but I've never seen characters cut in half like this. Usually the browser just adds a scrollbar when a section is wider than the rest.
Interesting but worse than useless
Berenson cites an extremely lawyerly comment from a lawyer.
The lawyer points out that the Supreme Blackrobes created a precedent in major cases enabling abortion and deleting state sodomy laws. The precedent, if used now, would clearly forbid the insane "virus" rules against private gatherings in your own house.
Ideally the precedent shouldn't be necessary anyway; the tradition of letting people do ordinary things in their own houses is extremely old. It's pretty much the basis of civilization, and it was explicitly prescribed in all the usual documents from Magna Carta onward.
Using the abortion precedent would place the Supreme Blackrobes in a slightly uncomfortable position for a few microseconds. Then they would go ahead and write the ban on private talking and gathering into a permanent absolute "law" that would immediately be enforced by the Army with nuclear missiles against "authoritarian" states like South Dakota that insisted on retaining civilization.
The Supremes ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS give NYC what NYC wants. No exceptions ever. That's their sole purpose, and they've been doing it perfectly since 1803.
Labels: Jackboot stomping forever
Rule works both ways
Curbside Classic fills its space by reprinting items from the same date in earlier years, typically 6 years ago. Today's reprint from 2014
dealt with the use of aircraft and rocketry themes by cars. The item didn't seem familiar, so I read it with interest.
The first comment under the article seemed especially sharp:
Your last picture makes an interesting point. Real outer-space stuff, whether satellites or capsules, is not aerodynamic at all. It doesn’t need to be. It tends to show ungainly bare mechanisms without any outer case or body. In other words, automobiles of the 1890-1905 era looked more like real space stuff than any later cars!
Wonder who said that?
Oh. It was me.
More proof, not needed, of a basic rule: After you WRITE a thought you forget it.
This rule can be beneficial in clearing out bad or unwanted thoughts, but it needs to be used cautiously. You don't want to prematurely clear out an unfinished USEFUL thought by writing it down. When you're in the middle of solving a complicated problem or developing a complicated design, it's better to leave everything floating around, letting dreams and unconscious processes chew on the idea. You'll know when it's ready to use. The internal oven timer will ding.
Reversed Parkinson process
Parkinson's all-powerful all-explaining Law says that organizations grow.
Organizations and agencies and academic disciplines usually start with a purpose in mind. In some cases the purpose is a serious attempt to solve a real problem; more often it's fake. After the organization is underway, it never quits and never stops growing. Often it makes the problem exponentially worse, to "justify" exponential increases in budget to continue un-"solving" the problem even worsererer. If the original problem goes away on its own despite the agency's best efforts to magnify it, the agency abandons the original goal and finds new goals, usually monetary or criminal.
I hadn't counted religion among the replacement purposes, and it's hard to think of examples in the past.
Most active religions began as a fresh rebellion against
an older religion that lost its sacred purpose and turned secular. When an old denomination faded into monetary transactions or crime, a new rebel group splintered off. Christ was rebelling against venal Judaism. Mohammed and Luther were both rebelling against massively evil Catholicism. Joseph Smith and Aimee Semple MacPherson were rebelling against aristocratic Protestants.
In the current century we finally have some clear examples of transitions from secular to religious. Most obviously, medicine and public health. Formerly secular, now a satanic holocaust cult.
Physics is a bit less distinct, but this article
makes the transition wonderfully clear.
Is physics finished? The 21st century is often called the age of biology. Or artificial intelligence. Or any other emerging field. This relegates physics to the previous century — the golden days when the revolutions of relativity and quantum mechanics shook the world, and the discoveries of elementary particles led to a string of Nobel Prizes.
That brings us to the second argument. Recent advances in cosmology allow us to state, with a fair amount of certainty, that 95 percent of the universe is missing. These missing parts consist of dark matter and dark energy, both equally mysterious forms of new physics.
Secular physics is done. No more experimentation, no more tentative hypotheses. Only flat statements of required sacred faith in a NONEXISTENT AND IMAGINARY concept with no testable or measurable properties.
These missing parts consist of dark matter and dark energy.
I believe in one Dark Energy and in its blessed prophet Dark Matter.
Value reflects killcount
Uncommon Descent reports
that some of Darwin's handwritten notebooks are missing and presumed stolen from the British National Museum. The notebooks are "worth millions".
UD snarkily proposes that the books must have randomly mutated away from the museum, since an assumption of theft would imply PURPOSE.
I found the value more interesting. Would notebooks from Wheatstone or Ohm be equally valuable? I doubt it.
Among document collectors, valuation tends to reflect the aristocracy of the subject. Rarity is also a factor, but a rare document by a peasant, or a document connected to peasants, has no value.
For instance, a rare 1930 advertising brochure for Duesenberg is much more expensive than a rare 1930 brochure for Chevy. The product belongs to rich people, so everything related to the product has value.
When I was building a replica of Hubbard's E-Meter,
I looked on Ebay for books by the inventor Volney Mathison. His books were up in the $500 range. Similar vaguely mystical self-help books by non-Hubbard authors were in the $10 range.
All books and documents related to Hubbard's cult are unduly expensive. Why? Because Hubbard's cultists are rich and important people.
The same rule applies to Darwin. His cultists are rich and important people. True from the start, because DarwinISM has always been a weapon used by the rich to kill the poor.
Value reflects killcount.
Sticking with today's focus....
Quora randomly fed a discussion of a clever magic trick. Judging from the pictures, it's popular among street performers in India. The magician appears to be floating in air, using a fragile-looking wooden stick to stay in one place. The discussers showed how the trick works. The stick isn't fragile; it contains a steel column supporting a platform under the magician, and bracketed to a platform on the ground. The platforms and welds are hidden by "casually draped" rugs and robes.
Serious magic has always involved serious engineering.
One discusser, whose Quora credentials showed him to be a professional magician, was loudly berating the others for revealing the trick. How do you expect magicians to make money if you're going to spill our secrets?
Tell you what, dude, it's not up to the audience to keep your secrets. It's up to you. Competent magicians have ALWAYS revealed some of their own tricks. Competent magicians can produce amazement and wonderment ANYWAY.
That's the whole point of any entertainment or art.
The audience knows that a painting is just goo splashed on canvas, but a good painter can use the goo to create awe and mystery and revelation. The audience knows that an orchestra is just a bunch of wiggling strings and metal pipes, and a singer is just a bladder full of air creating a buzz between two flaps of skin and muscle. Despite that knowledge, a good musician can pull the audience out of horrible everyday life directly into Heaven.
Dude, if you think your main vocation is keeping secrets, you should be working for NSA or the Public Death Offices, not trying to entertain people. You're in the wrong job.
Labels: #defundpublichealth, AI point-missing, Entertainment
Good entertainment = good maintenance
In previous item,
The real engineers and architects of the first 1000 were not in Github mode. They built houses and cathedrals to last, because they understood technology was not going to improve soon. The scribes put artistry into their handwritten books, knowing that the books would be used and maintained for centuries. They tried to provide beauty and pleasure for the maintainers, to insure better and longer maintenance. Bookkeepers used indelible ink on heavy paper, and 'illuminated' their ledgers with similar artistry.
Providing beauty and treats for the maintainers is a lost art, but not
lost for 1000 years. The practice was fairly common up to 1970 when the whole world of manufacturing and maintenance was hunted to extinction by Wall Street.
Some car makers tried to create a pleasant environment for mechanics. I experienced this sort of pleasure when working on Mercedes and Toyota in the '70s. When you got into the engine compartment, everything you needed for routine maintenance was easy to find, pleasant for the eyes and hands, and satisfying to complete. I never had this experience in a VW or American car.
RCA and Zenith unquestionably followed this rule with their radios in the '20s and '30s. Both brands were beautiful and entertaining outside and inside.
The inside included all the info you needed, and often included specialized tools or spare parts.
I try to provide moments of pleasure and beauty in my courseware and graphics. A textbook, whether on paper or software, should include some art and entertainment. I don't know if anyone appreciates them, but I feel obligated to pay back the beauty of life and nature.
Later and better thought: Providing beauty and treats for the maintainers is NOT a lost art outside of human "civilization". Plants have been doing it for a billion years. Flowers and fruits are EXACTLY beauty and treats to insure maintenance.
Labels: Entertainment, Equipoise, Patient things, Smarty-plants
Reprint from 2011
While looking for links on the medieval version of Prosperity Gospel
, ran into this item from 2011,
which happened to use the word prosperity.
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This feature in New Superstitionist
runs through a new 'theory' that links public health to democracy.
[According to Randy Thornhill,] ... the nature of the political system that holds sway in a particular country - whether it is a repressive dictatorship or a liberal democracy - may be determined in large part by a single factor: the prevalence of infectious disease.
NS, to its credit, kicks down three dozen absurdities in this notion, but still misses the most basic problems.
First, Thornhill totally ignores race and ethnicity. When you open your eyes to the fact that PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT, you don't need this theory at all. Racial tendencies explain both the competence of government and the prevalence of disease. (I thought the whole point
of Sociobiology was to pay attention to biological differences, but apparently that has gone away.)
Second, Thornhill assumes that voting is a good measure of 'democracy', and assumes that 'democracy' is a desirable condition. There is no evidence for either assumption. Every society has some form of election. Tribal elders meet to choose the new chief. Modern quantitative democracy is a tool to eliminate popular consent. When you have a 'mandate' generated by publicity, trickery and cheating, and reinforced by a totally uniform 'free press', you don't need to listen to the real voice of the people. When your power depends solely on remaining unshot by bullets or unpierced by arrows, you're more likely to listen.
Third, modern 'democracy' eliminates the firmness and courage needed to maintain public health. We could have controlled AIDS much faster, using time-tested public health techniques, if our 'democracy' hadn't surrendered to the rich and powerful homosexual lobby. Several old diseases (plague, TB, polio) are coming back because politicians want maximum immigration from primitive countries in order to gain new voters. Other old diseases are returning because our 'democracy' listens to the Vaccines Cause Autism pressure group. Malaria is returning because our 'democracy' respects the rich and powerful Gaian fanatics more than it respects life.
Here's the basic fact: A well-organized and well-disciplined country that has some regard for its own people will eradicate parasites and diseases, and will also increase its prosperity. After a country reaches a certain degree of comfort and prosperity, it often turns toward 'democracy', which destroys its discipline and prosperity and brings it back to the default Haitian level. 'Democracy' is neither a cause nor an effect of good public health, 'democracy' is a disease that eliminates public health.
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Well, they gave us plenty of warning, didn't they? I'd completely forgotten about this clear statement that DISEASE MUST STOP FREEDOM.
I got two things right: (1) We were already destroying normal public health procedures in 2011. We finished the job this year. (2) The governments that resisted the holocaust longest were the "authoritarians" that weren't using the fakery of "democracy". Tanzania and Belarus have strong leaders who are considered "undemocratic" by Soros and Bezos.
But I didn't get the main variable.
In 2011 I side-mentioned a government that has some regard for its own people
. This turns out to be the MOST important thing, not just one factor. Ethnically centered discipline without regard is the worst
combination. See Germany. The regard variable is easily visible inside the US, where all of the states have the same nominal system.
Summing up, the best combination seems to have three ingredients:
(1) The leader must be human, not a demon. Ideally he should want to serve the people. Even an uncaring rich playboy
who simply wants to indulge his own pleasure is fine, as long as his own pleasure isn't mass murder.
(2) The leader must be strong enough, and have enough support from his bureaucrats and military, to resist Soros and Bezos.
(3) He must NEED a population that is alive and working and relatively contented. The best way to insure this NEED is to depend on taxes, not debt. The countries and states that resisted best have REAL business and depend on taxing REAL business. They don't depend on abstract finance, and aren't in a position to generate counterfeit money through software magic. A government that needs live people will keep them alive. A government that doesn't need live people will kill everybody.
Labels: Fucking constants and fucking variables
The Y1K bug
In 1999 there was considerable hubbub over the Y2K bug in old programs, many of which were in COBOL. The language itself wasn't busted; its date functions
have four digits. But the early mainframe programmers in the '60s and '70s had to make extremely careful use of limited memory space, so they formed the habit of using only the last two digits of dates in calculations.
Those old programmers were already operating in Github mode, assuming that everything would change and improve fast, so it wasn't necessary to think 40 years ahead. They didn't realize that their machines and their code would still be running steady in 2000, 2010, 2020, ad infinitum.
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The date bug in the real world was even weirder. The real odometer has four digits, but the leftmost wheel froze up. The odometer turned over from 1999 to 1000, not 2000 or 0000.
Now we're back in 1000, when inbred demonic imbeciles ruled a patchwork of duchies and fiefdoms, united by the crazed theology
of the One Universal Church.
We're before Ockham and Galileo and Jenner. Logic and experimentation and immunity haven't been discovered yet. Angels with A-bombs dance frenziedly on pinheads, multiplying beyond all necessity. Most of the world is permanently locked into an infinite supercrime with no exit.
We're back in 1000, when China and Arabia
and the Mayan and African empires were WAY AHEAD of Europeans in thinking and medicine and math and engineering.
Even the specific problems that were going to be caused by the 0000 bug didn't turn out to be problems. Interest on savings was zeroed out in 1008, so long-term calculations
on that side of the ledger are no longer needed. Interest on loans is being zeroed out in 1020,
freeing bankers from all contractual obligations so they can simply dispossess the peasants at will.
The real engineers and architects of the first 1000 were not in Github mode. They built houses and cathedrals to last, because they understood technology was not going to improve soon. The scribes put artistry into their handwritten books, knowing that the books would be used and maintained for centuries. They tried to provide beauty and pleasure for the maintainers, to insure better and longer maintenance. Bookkeepers used indelible ink on heavy paper, and 'illuminated' their ledgers
with similar artistry.
Continuing the theme of beauty for the maintainers.
Labels: 2000=1000, From rights to duties, NOW I SEE
Themes echo more loudly in fog
Since I'm in Connecting Themes mode today:
Here's more from Tyndall's textbook on Sound, cited in previous item on Trinity House acoustical research at Lizard Point.
Tyndall was disproving the commonly held THEORY that fog absorbed sound because it absorbed light. This should have been obvious to any alert observer. You can hear all sorts of distant sounds in fog. Apparently it wasn't obvious to other scientists at the time.
During the exceedingly dense and dripping fog of January 22 I placed myself near the same railings and heard every stroke of the bell. On the same day an assistant at the end of the Serpentine, when the fog was densest, heard the Westminster bell striking loudly eleven. Towards evening this fog began to melt away, and at 6 o'clock I went to the end of the Serpentine to observe the effect of the optical clearing of the atmosphere upon the sound. Not one of the strokes reached me. At 9 o'clock and at 10 o'clock my able assistant Mr. COTTRELL was in the same position, and on both occasions failed to hear a single stroke of the bell. It was a case precisely similar to that of December 13, when the dissolution of the fog was accompanied by a decided acoustic thickening of the air.
Cottrell. Fog. Sounds familiar.... Yes. The same Cottrell later improved Lodge's precipitator to purify fog and smoke.
Did he have an epiphany about fog while working for Tyndall?
Labels: Carver, Trinity House
Fits a couple of themes
Movies and TV famously do an awful job of showing how real computers and real programmers work. Hackers type madly, see ACCESS DENIED on the screen in big flashing letters, then type some more and see ACCESS PERMITTED in big flashing letters.
The opposite happened in the mainframe era. Most movies and TV shows gave a solidly realistic close-up image of sorters and tape drives and card punches. They usually overrated the power of the computer, but the machines, and the way of working with the machines, were correctly viewed.
Stop to think: In the mainframe era very few
people had actual experience with computers. Since 1980 everybody has actual experience with computers.
When nobody knew the reality, movie producers were free to make up anything they chose. But they didn't. After 1980, movies should have been restrained by common experience. But they weren't.
This 1960 movie
is a good example of getting mainframes exactly right. It does an even better job with the dilemma of trusting the machine vs trusting the expert.
An arrogant expert working for an insurance company insists the computer must be wrong because it shows a pattern of deaths that is "impossible" by his theories. This is realistic.
Soon he looks more closely and realizes the machine was right, and then goes into detective mode to find who is behind the pattern, and possibly save the next victim. This is unrealistic by today's standards. It might have happened in 1960. (It also fits my recent theme of insurers saving lives to increase profit.)
Now we refuse to follow obvious simple DATA because the experts know the DATA is wrong. Bizarre delusional demonic theories and theologies are always correct, and they become even more undeniably correct when ALL the data contradicts them.
Pearce gets it.
Among the sources I read, only two writers get everything right. No pulled punches, no false flags, no unnecessary assumptions.
Both understand that we're back in 1000 AD,
with the Western world violently misruled by utterly insane perfectly evil inbred incestuous infantile imbecilic satanic demons. Both writers understand that "elections" and "laws" and "constitutions" are perfectly empty wordsalad.
One is Edward Curtin,
who is uniformly dismal, offering no hope at all.
The other is Joseph Pearce, who tries to offer a more medieval version of duty.
In his latest article at Imaginative Conservative,
Empires come and go. Goliaths are slain. Or more often they kill themselves through their own inherent unsustainability. But they are always replaced with other empires and other Goliaths. The people are always trodden under the feet of the powerful. It has ever been thus.
All that we need to do is resist evil by living virtuously. We can do this with every dollar we spend. We need to starve Goliath by spending our money, whenever possible, in a way that weakens the giant and does not nourish him. We need to know that every dollar is a vote and that we are casting these votes every day. We need to know that spending money is a moral act which makes the world a better or a worse place. In this way, we can be making the world a better place with every penny we spend. In this way, we can be helping to fight Goliath every day of our lives and loving our neighbours by doing so.
On the dot. Money does influence some
parts of Goliath. The corporations who were supporting riots found quickly that their customers didn't like riots. They stopped supporting riots. So far I haven't seen any monetary feedback from supporting the "virus" holocaust, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.
I'd add, based on experience with psychopaths, that we also have a duty to avoid exciting the demon.
Try to keep him bored and uninterested.
He will still kill us all, but he won't do it quite as fast or dramatically.
Labels: 2000=1000, From rights to duties
Trinity House at Lizard Point
used the lighthouse at Lizard Point in Cornwall as its center for acoustical research.
Rayleigh and Tyndall and others built a variety of sirens and horns, and tested them under a variety of conditions.
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John Tyndall, in his 1880 textbook on acoustics,
describes some of those experiments at both Foreland
and Lizard Point.
The goal was to determine what kind of sound source penetrated various atmospheric formations best, in order to protect ships against reefs and grounding in fog. Tyndall discusses the peculiarities of air layers, especially inversions and interfaces between masses of different temperature or humidity. When the line from the sound to the listener is parallel to a boundary, the sound will be channeled to your ear. When the line is perpendicular, the sound is blocked.
Tyndall includes this letter from Professor RGH Kean in Virginia.
For the following account of the battle of Gain's Farm, I am indebted to the Rector of the University of Virginia:
March 19, 1874.
SIR, I have just read with great interest your lecture of January 16, on the acoustic transparency and opacity of the atmosphere. The remarkable observations you mention induce me to state to you a fact which I have occasionally mentioned, but always, where I am not well
known, with the apprehension that my veracity would be questioned. It made a strong impression on me at the time, but was an insoluble mystery until your discourse gave me a possible solution.
On the afternoon of June 28, 1862, I rode, in company with General Randolph, then Secretary of War of the Confederate States, to Price's house, about nine miles from Richmond. The evening before, General Lee had begun his attack on McClellan's army, by crossing the Chickahominy about four miles above Price's, and driving in McClellan's right wing. The battle of Gain's Farm was fought the afternoon to which I refer.
The valley of Chickahominy is about one and a half miles wide from hilltop to hilltop. Price's is on one hilltop, that nearest to Richmond; Gain's Farm, just opposite, is on the other, reaching back in a plateau to Cold Harbour. Looking across the valley I saw a good deal of the battle, Lee's right resting in the valley, the Federal left wing the same. My line of vision was nearly in the line of the lines of battle. I saw the advanceof the Confederates, their repulse two or three times, and in the grey of the evening the final retreat of the Federal forces.
I distinctly saw the musket fire of both lines, the smoke, individual discharges, the flash of the guns. I saw batteries of artillery on both sides come into action and fire rapidly. Several field-batteries on
each side were plainly in sight. Many more were hid by the timber which bounded the range of vision.
Yet looking for nearly two hours, from about 5 to 7 PM on a midsummer afternoon, at a battle in which at least 50,000 men were actually engaged, and doubtless at least 100 pieces of field-artillery, through an atmosphere optically as limpid as possible, not a single sound of the battle was audible to General Randolph and myself. I remarked it to him at the time as astonishing.
Between me and the battle was the deep broad valley of the Chickahominy, partly a swamp shaded from the declining sun by the hills and forest in the west (my side). Part of the valley on each side of the swamp was
cleared; some in cultivation, some not. Here were conditions capable of providing several belts of air, varying in the amount of watery vapour (and probably in temperature), arranged like laminae at right angles to the acoustic waves as they came from the battlefield to me.
Several boundary layers of OBJECTIVITY were channeled in 1880 and blocked now.
1. Trinity House was basically a mutual insurance company, devoted to the safety of sailors and ships. It gained profit when ships sailed and landed safely. So it devoted huge resources to eliminating false beacons, and to developing the best ways of signaling danger to ships. Trinity supported optical research on lights, acoustical research on foghorns, and electronic research on ship-to-shore radio. Now insurers are no longer objective,
even when partisanship ruins their own profits. They sacrifice all to serve DNC.
2. Kean was watching a battle where men were dying. The South won that particular battle, but by 1874 the NYC occupiers were fully engaged in pillaging and looting and raping the South, after burning it down and killing huge numbers of people. Nevertheless, he was able to separate science from genocide, carefully calibrating distances and swamps and forests. Now science IS genocide, and nothing can be published unless it advances NYC's pillaging and looting and raping.
3. Tyndall didn't mention the alleged "purposes" of Madman Lincoln's genocide and didn't automatically dismiss an entire section of the world as Unpersons.
He simply found Kean's observations interesting enough to include.
4. Kean's letter must have come through the regular postal system. Transatlantic mail via steamship
was efficient and fast in 1880, generally taking about one week. Unlike today's superfast and "free" web service, the postal system in 1880 didn't refuse to carry mail from Unplaces.
At that time science had NOTHING to do with political partisanship or geographical partisanship. Madman Lincoln's genocide was still running full speed, but neither Kean nor Tyndall let their emotions interfere with OBSERVATION.
Labels: Carver, defensible times, Trinity House
This is stupid.
For some reason I'm highly discouraged today by the failure of discussion and debate and facts to have any influence on demons.
This discouragement is STUPID. I've known for a LONG time, probably since 1975, that discussion is meaningless. I noticed it when I was a student, then proved it when I was teaching.
Lectures don't teach. Working with reality in a systematic way teaches. Sometimes a discussion during
the work can clarify the learning, but it's secondary.
Learning arises from encountering a specific piece of reality at a moment when you're open to it. Sometimes the openness comes from frustration, sometimes it just happens.
I shouldn't expect ANYTHING, facts or debates or experience, to influence demons. I've known this since 1969 when I shared a prison cell with a psychopath.
Maybe today is just a discouraged day, and I'm misattributing the overall mood to the failure.
Labels: Experiential education, malign misattribution
Interesting development in Portugal
Via the British LockdownSceptics,
a report from Portugal.
A national court has ruled narrowly
against the use of tests and quarantines, only
for the four plaintiffs. There's one possible precedent that could possibly be useful elsewhere, if courts mattered:
A medical diagnosis is a medical act that only a physician is legally qualified to undertake and for which such physician will be solely and entirely responsible. No other person or institution, including government agencies or the courts, has such an authority. It is not up to the Azores Regional Health Authority to declare someone ill, or a health hazard. Only a physician can do that. No one can be declared ill or a health hazard by decree or law, nor as the automatic, administrative consequence of the outcome of a laboratory test, no matter which.
If courts mattered, this would break the tyranny of the Public Death Officers, who have turned a criminally false diagnosis of a criminally mislabeled common cold into a capital crime, with no trial or witnesses. It's all guaranteed anonymous thanks to HIPAA.
Courts don't matter, so this won't make any difference. Demon governors have been instantly and easily ignoring much broader and stronger court orders in several states, WITH NO CONSEQUENCES.
The reporter has a more interesting observation about Portugal:
With Spain and Greece, Portugal is one of the few countries in the so-called West where enough people are still alive to know what a dictatorship looks like. Our numbers are dwindling, as you have to be at least 60 to have experienced the 1974 revolution in any meaningful manner. I was a teenager at the time, and I remember very well what daily life was like under censorship, massively lying mass media, police brutality, arbitrary detention in the name of the “national interest”, etc. — all those things that I hoped never again have to experience but that the current Covid climate has brought very, very vividly to the fore. Yet, it may well be exactly because of such things having happened in living memory that our Government has been less heavy-handed about the pandemic than most others in Europe. And, now to the point, maybe that’s also why our high courts have issued rulings of potentially devastating consequences for the current Covid narrative.
EXPERIENCE SURVIVES. THEORY KILLS.
However: This doesn't work for Germany, which lived through a much harsher tyranny, and in the East two different tyrannies in a row. Germany is ALWAYS ferociously tyrannical and NEVER learns from experience. Nothing to do with Fascism or Communism or any ism. It's just Kraut genes.
Constants and variables 157
Skeptics continue to underestimate the DEMONIC nature of demons.
He was “taken aback” that reporters, during a press conference about COVID-19 Thanksgiving plans, asked him if he was going to follow his own lockdown orders — especially knowing that Pritzker’s wife violated the last lockdown by fleeing to their multimillion-dollar equestrian estate in Florida?
We would be fined for this, but these Democratic governors are exempt from coronavirus and lockdown concerns, apparently.
Governors and mayors are ALWAYS exempt from obeying the laws they make. That's a perpetual constant. The variable here relates to KNOWLEDGE, not ethics.
In this holocaust the demons KNOW that they can disobey the rules because they KNOW there is no risk. They're not bravely tolerating risk or brazenly disregarding risk. If they KNEW the "virus" was a real risk, they wouldn't be disobeying the rules that "protect" you from the "virus", even when nobody is watching.
If they knew that the lockdowns and muzzles were really protective against a real virus, they would be distanced and muzzled all the time, even when nobody is watching.
In fact they know the whole thing is a hoax BECAUSE THEY INVENTED THE HOAX.
Demons don't want to die. They want to live forever, and they will. You don't live forever by brazenly disregarding real natural risks.
Here's a truth-table comparing demons with humans.
||Want to die?
||Want to kill?
|Humans || No|| No
|Demons || No|| Yes
The difference between demons and humans is on the want to kill
variable. Demons want to kill and have an UNQUENCHABLE BURNING NEED to obliterate everything. They invented this panic to give them a "reason" to kill everyone. And they're succeeding magnificently.
Labels: Constants and Variables, Jackboot stomping forever
From an extremely different era 14
Lindsay MacHarrie's Can you imagine that
is broadly similar to Hix's Strange as it seems
. MacHarrie didn't have a large staff, so he wasn't able to write and dramatize history and science on the same scale as Hix. MacHarrie did communicate the same courtesy and RESPECT for ordinary people, especially Southerners.
Can you imagine American media respecting Deplorables? It was common in the '30s.
In this episode,
a historical anecdote demonstrates RESPECT for work and skill, also common in '30s media and extinct today.
Andrew Johnson was governor of Tennessee before he accidentally ended up as president. And before he went into politics he was a tailor. He was trained by involuntary servitude in chains, which wasn't unusual for poor whites. This form of slavery was still common in 1900.
While governor, Johnson received a gift of fireplace tools from a judge who had been a blacksmith. The judge had made the tools with his own hands on his own forge. So Johnson found out what size the judge wore, and made a suit for the judge with his own hands.
Pay for REAL value with REAL value. Emerson (who was writing at that time) would certainly understand.
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Later, here's the story as written in Sat Eve Post in 1929, probably MacHarrie's source.
It seems that Judge Pepper had been a blacksmith before studying law and being later elevated to the circuit bench. When his friend Andrew Johnson was elected Governor of Tennessee Judge Pepper went into a nearby blacksmith shop, selected iron to his own liking, and with forge and hammer made a substantial pair of shovel and tongs for his friend's gubernatorial fireplace. Not to be behind courtesy, Governor Johnson got a tailor to give him Pepper's measurements, selected the best piece of black broadcloth in town, and sat cross-legged on the governor's table in the State capitol behind closed doors at night till he finished the garment. His letter to Judge Pepper, covering two long pages, is typical. He reminded his friend that he was "a mechanic, a plebeian mechanic, and not ashamed or afraid to own it, in or out of office." He cited a list of great artisans and mechanics "from Adam and Tubal-Cain down to the present time," and showed how much more praiseworthy they were than those "who have no merit of their own and rely on those who have gone before,
preferring empty shadows where all merit has run out."
Labels: Emersonian justice, skill-estate
Good advice, stupid reasons
Birzer at Imaginative Conservative
recommends pulling away from social media and big tech as much as possible without losing function and employment. Unquestionably good and necessary advice. Every minute spent on social media is intended to create fear and depression. Even the writers and aggregators on the "good" side need clicks, and they create clicks by generating fear and panic. It's unavoidable.
Birzer goes badly astray when he tries to analyze the basis of the current tyranny. He properly rejects Orwell's pure state-centered dystopia, then improperly rejects Huxley's corporate dystopia and accepts Bradbury's idea that the tyranny comes from the masses.
Again, what matters so critically in these passages is that the tyranny comes from the demands of the Masses, not from the central government. In Bradbury’s understanding, the government might very well be wicked and evil, but it would always follow the lead of the Masses and become their tool, rather than the other way around.
Throughout his career, Bradbury spoke bravely and openly against “political correctness,” recognizing it for the evil and the tyranny it is. In 1953, it was against Joseph McCarthy. “Whether or not my ideas on censorship via the fire department will be old hat by this time next week, I dare not predict,” he wrote, but “when the wind is right, a faint odor of kerosene is exhaled from Senator McCarthy.”
NO. NO. NO. NO. NO.
Deepstate NEVER follows the masses. Deepstate tells the masses what to do and what to say and where to protest, then "follows" the protests that agree with Deepstate's desires. The "opposite" side of the protests, also generated by Deepstate, gives Deepstate a way to identify and exterminate dissidents and "terrorists".
This is extremely well-known by everyone who has been part of the protests at any time from 1968 to now. It was also true of the "anti-slavery" protesters in 1860.
McCarthy was NOT representing the masses. He was representing Roy Cohn, the deep dark heart of the blackmail branch of Deepstate. Trump was ALSO trained and created by the very same Roy Cohn
with the very same flavor and purpose. If Bradbury didn't understand this, he was a fool who isn't worth following. More likely he did understand it and was part of the tyranny. If he had been an actual dissident, he couldn't have been published at all.
The fact that he was published and got rich from his books, and his books were taught in schools, tells you ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.
More subtly, some of Birzer's advice may also be flawed. The "alternative" media, if they're big enough to make a splash,
are not alternative. They're just another way for Deepstate to identify "terrorists". They certainly don't do a better job of preserving privacy, as I verified with Parler.
It's better to stick with the big names, use them sparingly and carefully, and avoid cellphones entirely. Small fish in big pond is just naturally harder to detect than big fish in small pond.
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Footnote: McCarthy was dangerous, but NOT for the standard reasons. His lists exposed Soviet spies and "unfairly" tarnished "noble liberals". CIA already knew the real spies and knew how to work with them to avoid KGB eruptions, and KGB knew how to work with our real spies to avoid CIA eruptions. Real spies are playing an old and well-ordered game that preserves peace when it works properly. Exposing some of the real spies meant that KGB would have to send new spies who weren't already known, thus costing CIA extra effort. But that wasn't the serious problem. McCarthy was mainly dangerous because those "noble liberals" were Deepstate's FAKE Soviet agents who were obliterating American culture and civilization
while blaming the destruction on Russia. That's why he needed to be discredited and Unpersoned.
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Later thought: Generating fear and panic is universal among media on all "sides". The aggregators on the skeptic side often exaggerate the lockdowns, or make it sound like the lockdown is getting stricter when it's actually getting slightly looser. (Lockdowns should not exist AT ALL, but that doesn't justify misstating the changes.) Because the governments are trying to destroy truth and logic, skeptics should feel an obligation to get the facts RIGHT, not overstating or understating reality.
Why doesn't anyone try to get clicks by making you FEEL HAPPY AND CONFIDENT? Other types of business do. Food sells because it tastes good, not because it makes you feel sick. Cars sell because they make you feel masterful while driving, not because they make you feel weak and endangered. American media in previous decades
included some fear-makers, but mainly sold empathy and confidence and respect and real education. Where did these motives go? Surely the same method would work now. People haven't changed, and our appetite for empathy is vastly larger now because NOBODY is trying to satisfy it.
Labels: Aberree, From rights to duties, malign misattribution
Continuing from previous item....
The debt vs saving theme
is also visible in Quora discussions about COBOL vs Java, C#, Haskell, Go, and all the other modern shit.
Over and over the tech-monsters slam COBOL as "technical debt" or "sunk cost fallacy". They see an UNBROKEN MACHINE as a debt that continues to cost you money.
Wrong. An old machine or an old set of designs or an old bank of code or an old set of skills
has been tested and tried and revised and debugged by EXPERIENCE. It is an ASSET, not a debt. If you've kept up the maintenance, the cost is minimal and the return is steady.
Constant change is the worst kind of debt. Betting your life on the latest THEORY may pay off for you once in a while, but it will always pay off for the casino that rigs the game. IPOs rely on the gambler mentality, sucking the skills of programmers and designers without any ACTUAL PAY, keeping them working 24/7 in permanent anticipation of the BIG PAYOFF in stock options when the house finally loses.
The house never loses.
Now the same paradigm has been applied to medicine and public health. Medicine is an old machine, debugged by 2000 years of experience. Public health is an old set of code, debugged by 200 years of experience. The "virus" IPO throws all the experience away in mad pursuit of a THEORY that runs perfectly CONTRARY to all the experience and logic and science of 2000 years. Absolutely everything we're doing is the precise opposite of what WORKS.
EXPERIENCE SURVIVES. THEORY KILLS.
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Footnote: Sunk cost can
be a fallacy. If you've been pouring your effort into a vain hope, trying to beat the house or trying to become popular and attractive and rich
when you weren't born that way, you tend to keep doing it based on occasional ephemeral positive indications. The house loves to provide those occasional meaningless wins. Sunk cost is NOT a fallacy when you're putting effort toward a goal that agrees with Nature, a goal that can be achieved.
In recent months The Federalist has pretty much gone all in with Trump, doing the "stolen election" bit, after mocking DNC for doing the "stolen election" bit in 2016.
The simple fact is that you can't steal an election, just as you can't beat the casino with a System. The game has always been fully rigged. That's the purpose of the Electoral College,
which was beloved by R and hated by D until this year, when the fake loves and hates will flip.
As the Blanc Brothers,
founders of Monte Carlo, were fond of saying:
Que Rouge ou Noir sorte, c'est toujours Blanc qui gagne!
If you think you have a System, you're wrong. If you think the other "party" has a System, you're wrong. The house wants you to waste your time and money and life on fake beliefs.
That's exactly how Blanc (ou Bezos) gagne.
Even so, occasionally The Federalist publishes an article worth reading. This article
on debt vs saving is solid stuff with good historical perspective, not falling into any of the fake traps.
Continued in next item.
Inconclusive but interesting
A couple weeks ago Vintage.es had a short item
about Ron Hubbard attempting to show that tomatoes 'scream' when they feel pain. He used his E-meter on a tomato and showed a change in resistance when the knife went through. Well, a change in resistance doesn't imply life. It's just the connected area becoming thinner.
This caught my attention because I had replicated the original E-meter and proved SCARILY that it was not just a meter.
I decided to see what happens with a tomato. I had disassembled the E-meter after the scary experiment, so I used a transistorized VOM (FET-VOM) instead, which is more or less the same ckt with much less applied current than the E-meter.
I gripped a wire with each of the meter's clips, then poked the wires into the ends of the tomato. Resistance was about 500k, and on the voltage scale a very small DC voltage showed, probably a battery effect from the metal electrodes in the acid tomato.
When I touched the tomato with the knife, nothing happened. As soon as I cut in, just a half-inch, the ohmmeter went wild, swinging back and forth ten times then stopping. After that, nothing more happened. I finished cutting all the way through, and predictably the resistance gradually increased to infinity as the contact surface decreased.
Later with a different tomato I tried checking voltage instead of resistance. Again nothing happened on touching with the knife, but a noticeable small voltage appeared during the cutting
then went to zero when I stopped moving the knife.
There's something going on here beyond the obvious and predictable change in resistance, and the obvious battery action from dissimilar materials and acid. The tomato seems to be responding actively to the injury itself, not just to the separation.
Incidentally, this effect wouldn't have been visible with a digital VOM. Analog is VASTLY better for seeing things move. Digital is better for exact measurements of passive components.
Labels: Grand Blueprint
Real educational radio
I've been observing
that radio did a good job of education via some of the syndicated programs. The official education programs, featuring academic discussions
between famous arrogant liberal "intellectuals", were shit.
Here are two unique examples of real classroom-style learning without a classroom atmosphere.
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The first was produced by Lindsay MacHarrie,
the most courteous and respectful entertainer in history. Only a few episodes seem to be available online.
featured several seriously difficult
brain exercises in each episode. 'Beheading' invited you to find a series of words with different meanings when beheaded, like Elate / late / ate. There were historical questions about which general fought which battle, including some highly obscure battles. I'm pretty good with words, but I only got about 80% right. There was also a list of sentences with "mispronounced" words, but in this case the quiz was only 20% right. 8 of the 10 "mispronounced" words were actually correct and normal by all rational dictionaries. Only the most extreme Grammarrhoids would consider them wrong. (For instance, the show claimed the first syllable of alternate
should be like Albert.)
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The second example seems to have been broadcast only on AFRS, aimed solely at soldiers. Are you a genius?
was hosted by Mel Blanc, the exact opposite of respectful and courteous. Again the questions were fairly difficult, punctuated by Blanc's usual characters like Porky Pig and the hiccuping man.
Ordinary quiz shows were far more common, and continued for many decades on TV. Ordinary quizzes had contestants
who were trying to answer the questions, and the audience was nominally invited to match wits with the contestants, but not scored or evaluated.
These two shows were not ordinary quizzes. They were strictly between the host and the listener, a teaching and learning conversation with quantified self-scoring and self-evaluation.
Labels: defensible times, Experiential education
Shouldn't be complaining
Ginn is complaining:
A single mistake of where a guy worked causes a regional shutdown. Don’t assume they checked their work. It’s not their incentive. The absurdity of 2020 continues to amaze us all.
True, but Ginn misses the important and NEW part. The government of South Australia ADMITTED THEIR ERROR AND CHANGED THEIR POLICY.
They halted the lockdown.
This is a HISTORIC FIRST. Not just in the current holocaust, but in all the Five Eyes Deepstate lands for the last few decades.
Psychopaths never admit error and never relax their tyranny in response to facts. Death has no input and no feedback. Demons occasionally pull back some aspect of tyranny momentarily, in order to make the next total STOMP more painful and deadly. Pinball. Sucker punch.
The Aussie government has departed from Deepstate and demon norms, and is using NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, the basis of life and civilization. Admitting error is an essential part of hard-wired Natural Law morality. Dogs do it, and occasionally humans learn from dogs.
Will it continue? Of course not. Nevertheless this is UNPRECEDENTED behavior from a government in the Five Eyes Lands.
Labels: variables and variables
I was focusing on the mysterious lateness of stereo sound, or even telephones that use both ears.
In the early development of the telephone, inventors often gave sound to both ears:
but most of these wouldn't have been practical. This one would have required using both hands for the earpieces, leaving no hands free for writing or typing.
Here's a somewhat
more practical invention, found in Gernsback's Science and Invention for Mar 1920.
Note how the handgrip fits into the candlestick stand.
This still wouldn't have worked well. It has no particular advantage over the 'European' combination of one mic and one earphone. Phone operators were already using a similar two-ears-plus-mic that stayed on the head, which is really the only practical way of including all three parts.
The last sentence is more interesting.
The phone is perfectly suited to both the automatic and the future wireless phone.
There was nothing 'prophetic' about this. Everyone assumed that portable wireless phones were coming soon.
Why didn't they come soon? The first few decades are obvious. Tubes, at least as they ultimately developed, were completely unsuitable for portable devices. If the audion had continued
its original small low-voltage form, things might have been different. But it didn't. So portable phones had to wait for transistors.
BUT: Portable phones DIDN'T have to wait for microprocessors. They could have developed fully around 1960, with most of the computing power in the central servers. Why not? Infrastructure.
Cell towers are a huge and widespread infrastructure in cities, which we don't generally notice. Corporations had to be motivated
to make that huge investment. Where did the motivation come from? Deepstate. NSA.
Labels: Answered better than asked
Cobol as icon continued
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The Github/Room 101 mindset is the deep terminal disease of recent times. It's a major instance of the psychopathic need to obliterate the universe.
This part of the urge is always present in psychopaths,
and it was accurately recognized in earlier times.
Quora's programming language section has some discussions about COBOL that illustrate the distinction beautifully. When I hit Quora just now to find examples, the very first item turned out to be a perfect Self-Explanatory Sentence.....
Are there any old programming languages that are still in use?
FORTRAN (63 years), COBOL (60 years), BASIC (56 years), C (48 years), SQL (42 years), C++ (35 years), Objective-C (32 years), Python (29 years), and Java (25 years) are all fairly old and still used (though COBOL is pretty specialized legacy code today). The first three are older than I am.
COBOL is specialized legacy code / Older than I am.
This is the Github view. Old shit is specialized legacy shit and you shouldn't be using it,
and we will PROHIBIT YOU FROM USING IT. Any attempt to use tools or thinking from the filthy Neanderthal knuckle-dragging previous femtosecond will halt your life and crash your computer.
In the Github world, the PURPOSE of programming is to spend 100% of your mental time relearning, and 100% of your computer's CPU time processing updates. Windows 10 implements this purpose perfectly.
What is the original intended purpose of a TOOL like computers? The real purpose of any TOOL is to help you GET WORK DONE.
Fortunately the GET WORK DONE side is also well represented in Quora, by older WORKERS and even some younger WORKERS in places like Brazil.
Reality: In the world of computers that DO WORK, most of the WORK is done by COBOL. The part of the computing world that is truly needed, the part that would completely collapse the whole economy if it failed, is COBOL.
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Extension: Focus on WE WILL PROHIBIT YOU FROM USING IT.
I ran into an especially annoying example in the graphics world this month. Since 2000 I've been using Poser for work (courseware animation) and play. I've bought most of the updates, skipping a couple that were specialized sidetracks. Last year's update (v11) added a Github "feature" for the first time. Poser contacts the central server to check for valid license every time you use it. This was annoying in a practical way along with the IMMORALITY of stealing the tool. When my Comcast web service is down, which happens once a week or so, I can't use Poser.
With v12, released this month, they added a total deal breaker. Poser switched to using the latest version of Python, and LOCKED OUT all python programs using the TkInter GUI instead of the WXPython GUI. This may seem like a minor detail, but I've written about a thousand animation 'tools' using TkInter, and rewriting is NOT trivial. It takes about a day to rewrite from Tk to WX.
At first I went ahead and paid the $129.95 for the update, figuring they would HAVE to change this lockout. Nope, they don't HAVE to change it, because they're fully infected by the Github worm. They are revising the scripts that come with the Poser package, but anything that isn't in-house is out of luck.
After this became clear, I demanded a refund. They gave the refund and turned off the license for v12, which is appropriate. But they ALSO turned off the license for v11, which was using the same serial number.
That's outright theft. Now I can't use the last semi-usable version. So I'm severing the connection with Bondware, rolling back to v9, which was the last non-Githubed version.
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This shouldn't be an especially emotional process. I've been following this curve
with software for 30 years, even before the Github crimes. Every program and OS reaches an optimal point
when it has all the necessary features. After the optimum, newer versions add unnecessary shit and start subtracting the good stuff. Now Poser joins the crowd of STOP WHERE IT AIN'T BROKE, like COBOL.
There's an added emotional factor, along with the general exhaustion of surviving amid the worldwide takeover by psychopathic demons.
Most of the Python stuff that Bondware is taking in-house was originally derived from my scripts, which I had actively provided to the community from 2003 to 2010 or so. This was only mildly annoying before; I considered it as a form of teaching. The students took my examples and expanded them.
Now Bondware is forcing the teacher to spend all of his time revising his own tools instead of working. Well, this is where I get off the idiot train. This is where I stop subsidizing CRIME.
Labels: defensible times, Experiential education
Knocking it out of the park
Berenson, discussing the vaccine trials vs the latest true but useless finding that muzzles are murderous, says:
I really am starting to wonder why the vaccine trials have so few confirmed infections.
Hayley Longster answers:
Probably because there's so few susceptible people around still to get infected
Reality is majority of people who take this vaccine will already be immune in some way or other
BEST ANSWER OF THE YEAR. ANSWERS ALL QUESTIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY IN A FEW WORDS.
Immunity is real, no matter how many times the "doctors" and "scientists" tell us it never existed. This "virus", if it exists at all, is simply a variant of the common cold. Everyone has had the common cold, and even this particular strain of the "virus" has been around long before 2020. Plenty of evidence from the previous two years is starting to surface. Our immune systems recognize familiar viruses and modify their response to fit the new strain, using intelligence and purpose and negative feedback.
Most discussion of the murder muzzles misses the point DIAMETRICALLY. Obviously any barrier is going to stop some microbes. The relative size of holes doesn't matter much.
Muzzles kill BECAUSE THEY BLOCK MICROBES, not because they FAIL TO BLOCK MICROBES.
Immunity is a highly intelligent process. It needs to see small samples of available microbes so it can form an appropriate response. When you're blocking out the ambient set of microbes, you're blinding the immune system, so it will be surprised and blindsided when it encounters a significant dose. In the other direction, the muzzle keeps your own microbes recirculating between nose and mouth, instead of letting you sneeze them out and get rid of them. Recirculated microbes
also distort the perceptive ability of the immune system.
Muzzles also have secondary effects on all other forms of perception. They block the sense of smell, ruining emotions and memory formation. We lose our ability to see expressions, and thus lose confidence and social contact. We are angry and anxious and confused, with no social stability
and no way to express or use the anger. Muzzles block vision and head movement to some extent, which makes it harder to move around and work. Getting around and working are crucial to normal health and immunity. These secondary effects are the real reason why the demons want to muzzle us.
Labels: Answered INFINITELY better than asked, SES
Atlas, one of Trump's puppets, is getting razzed for saying something like "Time for the people to rise up! You get what you accept!"
This sounds like recommending rebellion. No doubt about it. And it's a terrible idea for a Federal employee to recommend rebellion.
Ordinary people CAN'T rise up. If we do, the demonic governors will clamp down harder. RESISTANCE EXCITES PSYCHOPATHS INTO A KILLING FRENZY.
We understand this, and Atlas probably does as well. Trump certainly does.
The proper question: Why isn't Atlas talking to HIS BOSS? Why isn't he telling TRUMP to stop accepting the holocaust?
Trump has accepted and welcomed the holocaust from the start. Fauci also works for Trump, and Trump has never fired or silenced him. Presidents fire and silence bureaucrats every day. It's part of the daily routine for any president. Get up, shower, shave, blackmail some bureaucrats, break for lunch, blackmail more bureaucrats.
We don't have the power to rise up. The president HAS THE POWER to rise up against bad governors. This action isn't a daily routine, but presidents have controlled bad governors several times in the past. Sometimes by force, more often by controlling budgets. Trump NEVER controls evil. He didn't defund sanctuary cities, didn't defund the states and cities that encouraged riots, didn't halt the "bailouts" for states that are killing their own citizens with holocaustal shutdowns and muzzles.
Trump's sole purpose is to create chaos and war.
Labels: Answered and unasked