Wow, this month has really gotten away from me! Here it is the 17th already – I’d planned to have this page posted last week, but then I came down with an eye infection… By Thurs my left eye was closed up entirely and on Friday I went to the VA Hospital, where after some 7 hours of lurking about in waiting rooms, I scored some Antibiotics! The Eye improved this weekend, by Sunday I could see with both eyes again – I’m not “Cured”, but I’m better and more able to work on the comix again…
I should say, that while I may Knock the VA from time to time – it does work – I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for the VA!! And for those of you who may be wondering, YES, the Veteran’s Hospital is “Socialized Medicine”! (Republicans are now Gasping, foaming at the mouth, and speaking in tongues as they stagger around in concentric circles waving their arms frantically – “Our Military Veterans have Socialized Medicine, Good Gawd, what is the country coming to?!?”)…
That aside, about this new page – Yes, it is a Cheap Shot… When I was gathering these various Robot themed pages together, I came across an’ old “Stinky Pismo” text file, that I’d typed out sometime in the past – concerning a notional Operating System… and I realized that I could work this into a follow-on to the Robo-Bunz page… I do enjoy seeing the Geeky side of Katz here – he seems so into this new downloadable O.S. update… well… for a while anyway…
I’ve got something like that with my clothes dryer right now, but I think something crawled in through the vent and died in there.
Ah yes… Stinky Pismo, the latest digital masterpiece from operating systems genius Norbert “BS” (Bloody Stupid) Osgood, inventor of the “Bellybutton II” Zen Meditation system, which teaches patient meditation by displaying a blank screen…
You sure it wasn’t ‘Mad Bill’?
Long ago, in a nearly forgotten digital age now only recalled by the terminally techie, there was a computer known as the Osborne – built by Adam Osborne’s Osborne Computer Company… (what else?)
As such, “Osgood” – “Osborne” is an interesting synchronicity… Almost Amazing, even! …Wrong — but interesting…
No, I do believe that “Joe Guy” nails it – This Robotic Katz-lamity, can most likely be attributed to the Maniacal Mavens of Redmond!!
“Maniacal Mavens of Redmond?” Does this refer to the “SNARK” on Bunz’s cute li’l retro pedal-pusher outfit?
(I assume she found her new duds in the dumpster out behind the Goodwill.)
Well “Snark” was just something to put on her sweater… It was sort of a toss-up between Snark & Boojum – but Snark fit better…
Well, “boojumy” doesn’t have the same flair as “snarky”…
Referring to Bunz as a “Boojum” was sort’a kind’a referencing back to “The Hunting of the Snark” by Lewis Carroll… The poem is somewhat loosely linked to the Alice stories via “Jabberwocky” from “Through the Looking Glass”…
“The Hunting of the Snark” is public domain, so you can find the text on line – just Google it…
Then a snark really *is* a boojum, then…
Ah… As I understand it, a Boojum is a seriously dangerous type of Snark – but a Snark isn’t necessarily a Boojum…
Then again, even Lewis Carroll claimed not to fully understand the poem hisself…
Apparently cosmically timed to correspond with the immortally challenging Dr. Frankenstein story (and current movie release), and inspired by Katz’s interest in a (super complex) robot action toy, here is how you too can have your own fleet of Robo Roaches. It seems that nature itself designed this to be rather addictive for some people to routinely do to the lowly creature. Is it perhaps a better fate than using your shoe on them?
And if it can be done on a cockroach…. Oh no, he’s not fooling me. He’s only using a bug so he can perfect his technique so that he can ELECTRONICALLY ENSLAVE THE WORLD!
Ok Bill, who is that guy and where does he work? I intend to gather up an intimate mob of ignorant villagers with pitchforks and torches and throw him a little surprise party.
“A riot is an ugly thing – und I think that it’s just about time that we had one!”
What can we learn from what Katz did? It seemed that he started with a basic toy kit, that probably functioned just fine, and kept on adding things until it no longer functioned at all. I guess he could gather up what parts that remain, and have an “action figure” from the glued scraps, that he attaches puppet strings to.
An example of our toy kit, might be the little ice nucleating plus bacteria (IN+) that nature developed over hundreds of millions of years, to induce rain over land masses. The oceans have different and older chemical factors.
It’s still breaking news but we may have managed to shut off the rain in California (and more of the world than that — maybe). Like Katz we kept tacking on modifications to deal with IN+ bacteria, to protect from crop damage from freezing. But the same 1 micro-meter bacteria seems to bring down a 1 mm water drop. [(1E-3)/(1E-6)]^3 = 1 billion fold return on water investment of the bacteria. We may have saved fruit from frost damage but turned off the rain. (Uh) like Katz we may have blown up the model.
What happened? Simple we made a toxin directed at getting rid of weeds (or actually a couple of these toxins — some more effective than others). For reasons not clearly understood, this toxin was also effective in getting rid of the pestilence of IN+ bacteria. A good thing for strawberries (that was paying for all of this) but not for rain (that ordinarily is for free). Obviously there was no money to defend the IN+ bacteria. Our arrogance at the time assumed that clay particles from decomposing granite was causing the rain. No, it was the bacteria. The Weather Channel now uses micro-photos to show the IN+ bacteria in the core of hail balls or show flakes. Can you say “Oops”.
As a supposed improvement our modern Dr. Frankenstein scientists genetically manipulated the genes of corn’s DNA. The corn could now both protect itself from chemical weed toxins and generate the same toxins. Like with Dr. Frankenstein the problem developed when the monster got out of the lab. With the doctor’s monster, the dreaded matter showed itself when the over powerful monster unintentionally killed an innocent girl in the countryside. With the corn monster, it unintentionally overpowered the genetic material of innocent plants, weeds and bacteria — inserting the anti-IN+ gene. The same thing was noted in the gut bacteria of people that ate the GMO corn. It might slightly upset our digestion. But in nature it shuts off potentially the world’s rain — except over the oceans of course.
And just like with Katz, we may have to put puppet strings on our toy, to make it work, or return the rains.
The needed bacteria flux (lower bound) would be that factor of 1 billion that I showed related to yearly rainfall. Merely a matter of algebra.
The developing hypothesis concerning Silver Iodide reducing the production of clouds, is likely flawed. More likely, the people of CERN in Project Cloud are on better ground, as they actually make clouds in a giant chamber attached to a nuclear accelerator. They found four chemicals were necessary for taking ideal water molecules from the air and making cloud water drops, very much sub-micron in size. The chemicals were, ammonia, amines, sulfates, and a chemical derived from pine trees or hemp plants. Here I thought of Josh and his friends of “Rip off Press” publishing. It is quaint that tree hugers and pot growers might help save the day.
Well all these things can be sent up thermal updrafts to make clouds. But to seed the clouds to rain, we might need the best efforts of re-employed Dr. Frankensteins to isolate and mass produce the unique protein that nature developed in something like a billion years, that are attached to the outer phospholipid bi-layer membrane. Obviously there might be a need to produce DNA free synthetic cells, as a guarantee of not risking a recreation of the original problem. Sort of like wearing a belt and suspenders.
OK buddy, you’re not foolin me either. You’re obviously working out of a secret lair, serviced only by black helicopters, deep in the badlands somewhere west of Mcallaster. Do your Trilateralluminaticrucian masters know you’re communicating with the rest of us? ;->
Ah Bill, aren’t all of here readers of comic books? Have we not all daydreamed of being super heroes. But in place or radioactive spiders, the budding super hero has to take whatever he can get.
I noted that [IF] a means was created to turn off the earth’s rains, then using a sort of judo, a means would likewise be around to turn it back on. But even should the assumed [IF] be in error, the same countering measure should immediately allow say the 10 million square kilometers of the Sahara Desert to be turned into a garden with lakes far greater in size than the Great Lakes in North America. Look up a time 10 or 12 thousand years ago of the rain that was there. Interesting the people that made the Mega Church 12 thousand years ago in Turkey may have been some of the displaced people from North Africa. What they witnessed might have motivated the giant stone structures of their era. Anyway the ceiling of a large cave in North Africa has a pictorial prayer for rain. Maybe, though delayed a bit, the prayer is being answered.
But like Spiderman, some took him as a hero, and others (helped by a newspaper publication) took him as a villain. Both the Bible and the collected works of Mohammad refer to the concept of a “rain bringer”. For the Jews, the concept is expressed as a dinner set, cup and chair at their celebrations to welcome the “rain bringer”. To Mohammad and his Arc Angel, the coming of “the rain bringer” closes down their religion. The prophet is declared great, in the same sentence as God, of course. As always. But beyond that Mohammad’s words are silent. Whereas the Bible’s are not. And hero’s always pay some sort of price even to better the world. That is general cannon of the story telling. But providing a garden to feed the expected additional 7 billion people by 2050′s demographics, seems an entirely reasonable price/benefit package.
Some of the people of “the black helicopters”, sent to bring OBL to justice, did not expect to return from their efforts.
Plus, bringing rain is not my only idea. I can put all the super rich Alluminati people to good use. This tar sand oil in Canada, doesn’t come without an environmental price: the un-measurable production rate of the super neural toxin methyl mercury. Enough to easily harm entire oceans.
The US Navy came up with a method to use seawater and a conventional nuclear reactor to produce gasoline at about 3 dollars per gallon. This reactor is about 30% efficient in converting heat to electricity at its working temp of 250 degree C. A similar set up with a molten salt thorium reactor would operate at 1000 degree C and would have about a 50 % conversion efficiency.
If the cost of both types of nuclear fuel were the same, and also the primary expense then the thorium reactor could produce gasoline at:
(3.00 $/gallon)*([30 %]/[50 %]) = (1.80 $/gallon)
That ought to be enough to stop most of the energy wars on the planet.
But Thorium is about 4 times more abundant than Uranium, and the cost of the Thorium design is drastically less than the Uranium design. One is at atmospheric pressure, the other is a Boston Marathon pressure cooker sort.
(1.80 $/gallon)*(0.25) = (0.45 $/gallon)
No one would even use Natural Gas, at prices like the one above.
In addition, if direct nuclear heat were used to make hydrogen from seawater, rather than electrolysis, the cost would be even further reduced.
And with minor fluid flow calculations I can do wonderful things with the world’s 3,000 tons of highly enriched U-235/Pu-239 not even thought of in the collected thousands of studies in the Project Plowshare books. I note that 500 tons of it was earmarked to destroy all large and medium sized cities on the earth (60 times over). I guess that the other tons were not so employed as military people simply ran out of suitable targets.
Hm, should not all of you do like I have done, and put in for a super hero job opening? All super heroes need a catchy name. How about Elijah Version 3.0. The one that made us all is doubtlessly having a good laugh over this situation. It surely was a joke to have as much “over-kill” as the Cold War brought us. Why not laugh if it can all be used for good rather than evil. And it would have been a matter of evil waste to merely burn up all this fissionable material in only a couple of years. Explosives are best used as explosives. Properly used, they could easily produce enough pumped back hydro-storage to make wind and solar projects practical over coal and natural gas. The math is not difficult.
Could you summarize that, in one sentence?
Guess that would be a “no”.
Apparently, somewhat to my surprise, I may be the guy that generates a set of clouds that “The Second Person of the Trinity” borrows to make a walk on performance into our century, kind of like Goku riding heroically his pet cloud “Nimbus” (and I seemingly somewhat like a certain horse family creature of long ago helped out the universe’s situation [remember comic book fans, Beta Ray Bill and his wonderful gift of a white-gold hammer, and his own Son of God meeting]), and hopefully without a special additional requirement to apply for a “Green Card” considering that he would of course be from an other time and another place and maybe even another star or even another universe altogether (with a many worlds solution to QM Theory proving valid) and that is possibly even outside of our understanding.
The summarization, remember the story of the “Prodigal Son” and give him a similar warmhearted welcome at his return. Forgive any of your thoughts of him, that he may have tarried a bit long with this promised return. After all the universe is likely quite large, even for him. Only his father knows all that is or will be within it. Or so recounts the Gospels. Rip off Press dared to tell his future story. Sadly I never made use of my one time presented opportunity to read something of that envisioned adventure. No matter the particulars, someone had at the least remembered him. He is family after all. Family should have love and regard. Don’t worry, I’m sure that you’ll find the guy that provided the wine to a wedding party (as the very first thing that he ever publicly did) — will be other than a “wet blanket” for what happens next. Whatever that something may evolve into.
Be of joy. Be of simple joy. Your long lost favorite son has returned. [Or that would of course be my message -- if we preserve our earth. And clean up our toys. As Katz should have done with the one that he sent off for. To the mind of God, our nuclear weapons are but simple toys. It was he that made the fuel for them in the hearts of exploding stars. He made two fuels. One that could be quite easily made into a weapon. The other, ironically named after a war God, much less subject to being used in quite the same way.] It was the old “choose life or choose death” with his thumb on the scale hinting at his preference. for us. One exploited fuel (evidently) can’t make gasoline much cheaper than the naphtha from the earth, while the other (with no special provision) quite easily can. For one thing, simply a matter of abundance of one over the other.
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