Fusion

     This appears to me to be the real deal. I don’t think Tokamak is the ideal configuration but it doesn’t matter with these new superconductive magnets. They are able to achieve twice the magnetic strength as existing superconductors and at a higher temperature. The materials are such that it is possible to build a modular design.

9/11

     The thing that pains me most about 9/11 is not the loss of lives.  As tragic as that was, 3000 people die from cigarette smoking every three days.

     The tragedy is that the terrorists, who were not middle eastern, they may have flown the planes but they weren’t the real terrorists, the real terrorists were George Bush Jr, Dick Cheney, and a whole secret cabal behind the scenes, got away with pulling this off so that the Homeland Security Act and Patriot Act could totally gut our constitution and effectively make GW the dictator that he wanted to be.

     The only thing that kept him from being a dictator was that he was mostly clueless with respect to what was going on.  Dick Cheney pulled all the strings for at least the first seven years of Bush Jr’s presidency.

     Before the 9/11 I could freely drive across the Canadian border with nothing more than a drivers license for identification.  Now I can’t go without a passport.  Now we got this racist bigot running for president that wants to build a giant wall along the Mexican border.  Yea, good plan that.  It may be hard to believe but tunnels go under walls fine, and believe it or not, Mexicans have ladders, helicopters, boats that can go up the coastline, airplanes that can fly under the radar.  In short, a wall will only help keep us in.  It will do little to keep Mexicans out, and personally I have no desire to keep them out.

     I was shown a VHS tape in 1985 that was from an army whistle blower that laid out this agenda for controlling the population back then that predicted that the cold war would cease to be an effective means of controlling us, and certainly when the Soviet Union fell apart, and after Nixon normalized relations with China, this was true.

     This tape predicted that “terrorism” would become the new excuse to control us, and that came about in 2001, so 16 years later that prediction came true.

     It went on to say that eventually terrorism would cease to be effective and a faked extraterrestrial invasion would be the new thing to unite us under fascism.  That part fortunately has yet to come about, I’m still waiting.

     It seems to me lately that things have been going kind of crazy.  Have you ever heard of the “Mandella Effect”?  This refers to the fact that many people thought Nelson Mandella had died in prison, many were sure they had seen a news story to this effect.  I was one of those people.  I was shocked to later learn he was still alive.

     I had a similar experience with Gene Wilder, prior to Gilda Radner dying from cancer, I had believed that Gene Wilder had died, then a new movie came out.  I have run into other people who have experienced this as well.

     Time is not the simple linear process most of us think that it is.  That is our common experience of it but in reality it’s much more complex.  It is possible to actually change the past and that is what we are experiencing when we experience the Mandella effect.  You can explain a single individual having these experiences as bad memories, but when there is a huge collective experience, something else is going on.

     It seems to me weirdness in general is on the rise.  More on that to come.

Future Postings

     I have not been posting frequently as I’ve been physically not so well, nerve pain caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy.  In the last month or so I’ve improved considerably.  I am not pain free but it is much less severe than it was and I no longer have any numb areas except when I put lidocaine on to kill the pain.

     So I should be posting here a bit more frequently.  There has been a lot happening that I want to comment on.  Our whole concept of time would appear to be flawed but I’m not sure I’m real excited about mainstream science’s interpretation either.

Future

     Right now I am trying to imagine a future in which I’ve lost 40 lbs, put on a good deal of muscle, reversed my diabetes, healed my neuropathy, and I’m on to whatever God has for me next.

     I’m trying to imagine the path, workouts of gradually increasing intensity, lots of icky vegetables…

 

Death by Fart

     Those of you in the know realize that farts are primarily methane but methane itself is odorless.  It is sulfur compounds, and chiefly in farts, hydrogen-sulfide, which give farts their aroma.

     Humans can detect concentrations of hydrogen sulfide at approximately 5 parts per billion.  A typical fart will have between 1 part per billion (undetectable) and 300 parts per billion (maximum rank).

     Something goes amiss when concentrations run above 300 parts per billion, our noses lose their ability to detect the smell.  Concentrations above 1 part per million over an hour are hazardous to our health.

     Here is an often unrecognized hazard of global warming that many are unaware of.  As temperatures rise, the ability of our oceans to retain dissolved oxygen decreases.  And as we add various nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous and iron to our oceans, surface algae bloom and their corpses, as they fall, consume all the remaining oxygen below.

     In the absence of oxygen, anaerobic bacteria, that primarily derive their energy from reacting hydrogen with sulfur, bloom.  These bacteria produce, as their waste product, hydrogen sulfide.  If the oxygen depletion is severe enough these bacteria will multiply to the point where they first make our atmosphere smell really bad, and then make our atmosphere kill us, and most other forms of life on land.

     So just another reason you might want to give up that hummer and buy a Prius.

     I’m just saying..   To me death by giant fart just seems an unpleasant way to go.  It is predicted that ocean oxygen levels will change significantly in the next 15-25 years.  When you start smelling fart everywhere you go, it is the beginning of the end.

Post Quantum

     Quantum computers have been successfully used to factor numbers.  Many are of the opinion that quantum computers won’t be scaled up enough to represent a threat to cryptography for some years to come.  I disagree.

     Here are a couple of reasons why:

Qubits made from standard silicon transistors

Quantum state endures for 39 minutes at room temperature

    Between these two things, I think quantum computers will be scaled up to where they will be a threat to present day encryption very fast.

     While there are presently encryption methods that are post quantum safe, most of them are not highly practical.  OpenSSL presently has no post quantum safe method of key exchange, and if you can’t exchange keys securely, you can’t encrypt securely.

     I would be surprised if the NSA doesn’t already have a computer capable of factoring primes of large sizes and the ability to break existing cryptography.  I am more or less convinced that this whole stand-off with Apple is just show.

Times We Live In

     It’s an exciting time to be alive.  The Internet making instant communications anywhere on the globe possible.

     I’m listening to sounds of various planets from NASA probes.  See http://www.eskimo.com/~nanook/et.  Every planet has it’s own unique sound and they are awesome and organic and alive sounding.  Something about them really touches my soul.  I wish I could go out and wander among them and hear them and those around other stars.

     I think it will some day be possible.  I think the discovery of the Higgs is to gravity, mass, inertia, and time, as the discovery of the electron was to electricity.

     I also think a kind of global consciousness is forming and we are awakening to each other and to our creator.  And if we can end the killing perhaps the global quarantine will be lifted and we can meet beings from other planets or even realms.

Magnetic Reversal – Super Volcanoes

     Of all the potential natural disasters that I find frightening, super volcanoes are at the top of my list because they have the potential to wreak havoc on a global scale.

     Our Earth’s magnetic field is wandering rapidly and decreasing in strength, there are minor poles forming.  These are all things that have happened during magnetic field reversals in the past, and, while they tell us these things take a very long time, the last one, about 12,000 years ago, happened in only about 400 years.

     Another thing that happened was a super-volcano eruption which devastated much of Southern Europe.  But such eruptions don’t just affect the area of ash and lava deposits, they put so much material in the atmosphere as to cause a global cooling and reduction in plant production that would likely lead to mass starvation if it happened today.

     I think there are folks in the know that know a lot more about this than they are telling us for fear of mass panic.

Clean Energy Happening

     In 2013, there were 143 gigawatts of renewable energy electrical generating capacity installed, 141 gigawatts of fossil fuel electrical generation capacity installed.

     We have turned the corner and all indications are we’ll never look back.  And it’s not the green crowd driving this, it’s economics.  Solar and Wind have become cheaper than coal, the cheapest of the fossil fuels.  New technologies are bringing the costs even lower.

     The cost of lithium-ion batteries are following an almost identical trajectory and promise to extend renewables from the grid to automotive transportation.

     We seem to be entering an age of plenty.  The question is whether or not we will demand that this plenty be shared by all mankind or allow it to be horded by the 1%.

     My take on this is God is increasing the soul carrying capacity of this planet for it’s rebirth to be witnessed and shared by as many souls as possible.

Yellowstone Geothermal

     Seems crazy to me that we’re not exploiting Yellowstone for all the geo-thermal energy we can get from it.  When it erupts again it is likely to be a civilization ending event.  Seems to me it would be in our interest to remove as much heat from that magma plume as possible.  If we can put a dent in it and delay and eruption great, if not, well we’ve got then essentially an inexhaustible energy source until it does put an end to civilization.