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October 3, 2017

Viva Las Vegas

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 3:45 am

I believe the last count is 58 dead and 500 injured, x 365 that’s 21,170 and 182,500.

According to wikifukia there were 35,092 vehicle fatalities in 2015, and at an average of 2 injured for each killed that means 70,000 injuries.

So basically a las vegas shooter every day would just about keep up with the automobile, puts things into perspective, but still, there is some shit I do not get.

Why go to all that prep work, and there was a lot of prep work to fire off that many rounds, get a hotel room on the right side of the building to hit the concert, etc etc etc, and not used silenced weapons and subsonic rounds?

Sure you’ll lose some accuracy, but you are literally shooting fish in a barrel, not aiming and individual targets, so who cares?

This kind of follows on from the previous post, because everyone just assumes that anyone who is nuts is also stupid and incapable of creating or following a plan, or if they do, the plan will be fatally warped.

Nothing of course could be further from the truth, crazy people are at least as able as anyone else to craft a plan carefully and follow it faithfully and adapt to changes.

My psycho skank ho ex might be called a crazy bitch by many, but she wasn’t, she was just plain nasty, if she had been crazy she might have come up with a better plan to ruin my life… you know, there is a world of difference between wondering what you will be accused of tomorrow, and wondering if you will wake up dead or with appendages cut off.

In my life I have met a couple of real crazy fucks, and in both cases there were circumstances where just for a few minutes the mask came off, and you realise you are talking to one crazy fucker, and it is an uneasy feeling, because at no point is there even a whiff that you are talking to one stupid fucker, you know you are talking to one crazy fucker who can plan and execute and adapt.

The female NASA astronaut a few years ago who set herself up wearing adult diapers so she could stalk someone and not miss a moment to seize the moment is a classic example of this.

Many years ago I was on a rooftop at night overlooking a western metropolis (I’ve told this anecdote before, and the equipment dates it now) and the guy next to me hand me a long rifle with a starlight scope and paraphones, he’d grinned as he’d pulled the mag and cleared the action before handing it to me, because he knew how magnetic that trigger was.. years later in video games I’m still the guy sniping super mutants and rust devils, preferably at night, preferably at extreme range…

The problem with me isn’t the execution of the assassination or armoured van robbery or anything else, it’s the detection and conviction, I just do not get how people can think it is all going to be OK to go out and rob an armoured car or a bank, when the chances of getting away with it are close to zero… did you leave your brain on the nightstand when you got up that morning?

So really the only way to rob a bank and get away with it is to do it in such a way that nobody ever knows it is you, which means you do not rob a bank, you rob the guy who robbed the bank, or you crash a couple of boeings into the bank and then blame it on Iran or someone else, or better still short the stock on insider knowledge of a chapter 11….

… I met a guy years ago who hired me to do some engineering consultancy for him, towards the end of the gig I found out he was investigating a company that folded… paperwise everything checked out, it was a straight up bankruptcy and nobody behaved “improperly”, but he was convinced something stank, so he hired an engineer to work through it, and it turned out there was a way to “disappear” a few million dollars worth of stock, only you could never prove it *after* the event… basically it revolved around item X, which was worth a lot of money per unit in its usual form, but which was just so much industrial waste in its other state, so after the event there is no way to tell if the valuable stuff was swapped out for crap before the company folded, or if the company folding caused a series of events that turned the valuable stuff into crap, because the stuff itself was fungible, so after the event (lacking any other evidence) there was no way to tell if a few million dollars worth of product had disappeared, there was no way to tell if a crime has been committed.

You  can contrast this sort of thing with the sysadmin who gets fired, then goes home and logs into the corporate mainframe with a backdoor and wipes everything, this is like ex revenge, the idea is the other fucker *knows* it was you who fucked them over.

I mentioned Breivik in the previous post, contrast him with the Vegas guy who died at the scene, neither one had a plan to “get away with it”… the bank robber analogy is someone who breaks into the bank and leaves the cash and safe deposit boxes alone, but burns all the mainframe data storage and backups.

Breivik planned to avoid “suicide by cop”, the vegas shooter didn’t, this is one essential difference, and the manifesto of breivik ties in with this, you don’t write a 1,500 page manifesto if you are planning a suicide by cop.

Another reason that we can assume that Breivik is the genuine article is there was no Jack Ruby waiting for him to be arrested.

The problem is that all of the above, and others besides, well, we are human, and we want to understand why (well, we do in the touchy feely 20/21st centuries anyway) and the problem with this is like Jack explaining why he is still with Diane, his explanation is perfectly understandable, but you do not get it, yeah, I hear all that man, but I still don’t get why you hooked up with her in the first place, much less stuck with it all these years.

So we want to know motives, was they guy bullied at school, did he have a small penis, was he a blockbuster card holder, did he drink bud lite, and you can ask and know all these things about Jack, and still be no wiser about why he is with Diane.

Ultimately you’ll come down to what I felt stood in the secret family courts, you are listening to this person being described, and you just can’t relate to it, that person ain’t you.

The big difference between the two scenarios is the secret family courts and the police and everyone else, even if they do have a vested financial interest in investigating an alleged fire 6 feet under a lake, it’s a slow process that takes days and weeks and months, whereas with the shooter or the bank robber or mad bomber, it’s a catharsis that rarely runs for more than 30 minutes from when they committed themselves to that course of action.

Sure, the planning stage may have taken days or weeks or months, but you could say the same thing about buying a new car or getting married, you can always walk away from it 10 minutes beforehand.

People will often talk about “having no options” and this is of course very rarely even close to the truth, the truth is they have no other options that they like, and they can’t see that changing.

I’m just a poor broke victim of society, that’s never going to change, may as well rob a bank.

So the issue isn’t whether the vegas shooter lost his shit because the new star trek / blade runner / NFL bended knee reboot sucked, so knowing those things about him will not help you.

The issue is they thought they had no better options, and weren’t likely to get any soon either.

Breivik for all we know may have preferred the path he took, to a future where he saw himself bored lonely and single at 50 watching reboots of the time tunnel on cable.

And “my available options” are one of the cards most human beings play closest of all to their chests.

Again, Breivik carefully planned everything, including his targets, whereas the vegas shooter, well, it was probably a case of any crowded target rich area will do.

Which puts it in the same space as getting a stone chip on your windscreen, it’s a random event, so you don’t go to schools, or cinemas, or shopping malls, or military bases, or country music concerts, or ride buses or trains, and before you know it you are like one of those hermits avoiding all EM radiation because they are convinced it is harmful to their health… and then they die of something trivially preventable because they are off grid and can’t call anyone for help.

The vegas guy could just as easily have cooked up some toxic compound and flown it into the concert in a drone, if the idea was to kill people and evade detection and conviction for a small while, that’s what he would have done.. but no, he planned his own time and place of death.

His goal then was not to kill 58 and injure 500, any more than it was to make the hotel 100 bucks richer by renting the room, they were just details… albeit if he was angry he may have wanted to share the pain…

I don’t actually think the guy was a state stooge or a false flag, though there may well have been one played out around him without his knowledge after the event.

I think it was a “fuck this shit” moment by one person who didn’t see any better options on the table.

The problem that we as a society face is you can’t stop people from deciding to say fuck it and go out in a blaze of hubris, and you can’t do much about the fact that the more technological we get, the more collateral damage we can do….. banning guns in the USA will not counter this, guns are banned here in the Uk so the freaks just go out and hire a truck, it’s still a technological force multiplier.

You can ban trucks and the freaks can target the water supply, there is always more technology that can be used as a force multipler, and so the cure will always be worse than the disease.

Now, finally, we come to the real point of this piece…

the vegas mass killing is being billed as the “biggest / worst mass muder in US history” and that may be true, but it is only partly true, because the truth is the addendum “…so far…” because the more technological change there is the greater the force multiplers available, and the greater the multiple possible for each one.

Anyone with military experience will know that munitions have weight, so one guy killing 50 and injuring 500 with stuff he toted himself is getting up there towards the upper limits of what can be done with a gun by one guy.

And at that point I’d seriously consider not ever banning guns, because they are unlikely to ever eclipse what the automobile does in a year, even if more and more people every year decide they have no better options than to go postal.

more people in the UK die from shit like swine flu, hernias and skin disease in any one year than terrorists have ever killed, or mass killers have ever killed, hell, 96 died cycling…

We just as a species are more suceptible to 50 being iced in one go, that we are to 50 being iced one per day, so whether it be a burning building or a plane crash or a sinking ship or a mass killing, it makes the news.

And that’s the other side of the technological coin, 100 years ago you could ice 50 people in one country and the chances are someone in another country would never even hear about it, nowadays technology means it doesn’t matter where it happens, we hear about it while it is still ongoing, so we hear about a lot more.

I was half a world away from the twin towers on 9/11, but I still watched it in time to see the second tower hit, and all these years later, I’m still none the wiser as to what went down, or how steel frame buildings, one of them not even touched by a plane, fell at free fall speed very shortly thereafter.

So every act becomes circus, becomes theater, and it is old news as soon as the next act comes along, and come along it will.

Even as I type this there are thousands of people around the world who don’t see any better options, and plenty more coming in future, and sure as god made little green apples, some of those will do a mass killing.

We can either simply accept this, like we accept auto fatalities, or we can accept that the more technology advances, the more force multipliers will come in to play, or we can accept that nature will find a way to limit DNA becoming a monoculture.

Or we can go the other route, and we can seek to understand motives, we can seek to ban such technologies that are used as force multipliers, or we can seek to wrap everyone in cotton wool.

Imagine a DJI Agras carrying 9500 grammes of thermite and an arduino, just land it on a gas pipeline or a power transformer or a fuel bund or pretty much anything else of your choice, trigger the thermite and watch all the evidence go up in smoke, or 9 kilos of gasoline, or 9 kilos of gallium, or 9 kilos of toxins, fly that shit anywhere you like POV style and the fact is it is cheaper than many firearms by the time you spec them up and add all the accessories.

You don’t have to imagine it, allegedly the russians blew up a huge ukraine arms dump with a drone and one thermite grenade.

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October 2, 2017

89%

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 1:48 pm

So 89% of catalans voted for independence, one the one hand, it won’t matter, any more than the astonishing million plus person protest in london against the proposed war when tony bliar was in power mattered.

One the other hand, it is yet another brick in the wall and answer to the question of what would happen if they had a vote / war / whatever and nobody turned up, and another brick in the wall and answer to the question of whether power and law comes from the will of the people, or is imposed on the will of the people.

If I killed someone last night, we all know it would be a very stupid thing to take to fuckbook today and post some snide remark about it today as a status update, because that comment can and will be used to convict me of murder.

Inside the box with Schroedinger’s cat lies AfOR’s conscience, so you have no way of knowing if I did not steal from you because I thought it morally wrong, or because I thought it never worth the risk of detection and conviction, and to most sane people there is no need to open the box, your valuables are safe from me.

But increasingly we are moving to an age (again, we have been here before) where the very question of your future liberty will depend on the contents of that box, and the people who will decide will not be like you and me.

History is replete with examples of people who did nothing but write some words expressing their disquiet or displeasure at how society was going, and next thing you know they are imprisoned or dead.

It matters, to those in power, what is in the box.

The moral based reason is a problem, so is the decision based reason, but it is easier to manage, all you have to do is make sure the decision never changes, and the easy way to do that is make sure I never ever ever ever ever think it is worth it to make that decision or choice.

It’s not so much harder to protect against a shift in the moral choice, it just requires different tools, propaganda.. not violence

What we saw in spain is what we see everywhere every single day here in the west, we see both a campaign of propaganda and a campaign of violence against those who fail to co-operate and comply.

Far from our media “reporting on it” as it were, they are just showing us enough to make it a lesson, watch this, study, learn, comply… or else…

This is why I have always had such a problem with the whole evil man abuses young girl and uses threats and power differential to get his evil way with the poor hapless victim thing.

I’m not say that that is, or is not, what is going on in such a dynamic, all I am saying is that as an example of coercion, it’s chump change with what goes on all day every day all around us, so it’s a bit rich to lay so heavily on the coercion angle with the poor powerless helpless victim.

If sending snapchat messages to a bunch of vigilantes pretending to be a 12 year old girl who wants to meet me for sex, or posting updated on fuckbook about my latest shipment of drugs and 9 mm, is likely to end up with me in the limelight for 20 minutes and jail for a few years…..

…. posting intellectually framed arguments highlighting the sheer iniquity and hypocrisy of the system we have is likely to end up with me being “processed”.

“Processed” was a thing we knew about as far back in my own personal memory as 1980 here in the UK, it was simple, you were arrested for a crime, and then in court concerns were made public about your mental state or drug usage prior to your appearance in court, so you’d be sent off to a more suitable place where they could assess you.

So this guy, and yes, I fucking knew him, knew his middle name, knew his brother and sister, knew his parents, knew where he lived, hell, I bought a motorcycle from him one time, so this guy, who only ever smoked a little lebanese mixed in with his tobacco, get’s picked up… there is a not relevant back story here about *why* he was picked up, suffice it to say “shame if something bad happened to your other two kids, or your wife, or you” wasn’t a million miles away, afterwards the whole family was wracked with guilt and could no longer bear the sight of the guy/son/brother in question

So next thing you know this guy is in a “hospital” where they “asses” him by giving him different drugs every day, and different doses, and a bit of good old electrotherapy thrown in (sorry, did you think clockwork orange was entirely fictitious?) and six weeks later this shambling wreck leaves the “hospital” and the next three years that I knew him he basically self medicated with lebanese all day every day to keep the tremors and anger buried, in six weeks he went from being a natural engineer who could and did tinker with everything into a shambling shell of a man who if you asked him the time (or anything else) while he was getting on the bus to pay his fare, he’d get off again and wait for the next bus, because you just overloaded his mind.

It’s so much easier for the state today, there are hordes of shambling broken people on the payroll, want six people to come out of the woodwork and make claims that you sodomised them when they were ten years old, no problem, just do this thing and you can continue to get your fix and your rent… does anyone even remember the strange death of Dr Kelly, the intellectual and scientist who said that all of tony bliar’s claims for war in the middle east were lies, and he could prove it… just need you three guys to do this thing, and you can continue to get your fix and your rent.

And as always, there is always the stick and the carrot of exotic forbidden fruit, just look at Julian Assange, he lives a life of a hermit, but he gets to fuck a baywatch babe now and again, it’s never all bad, not when it is fake, when it is real it’s all bad, Breivik doesn’t get visits from baywatch babes, not because there aren’t willing participants, but because he isn’t on the fucking payroll dude.

“You become a zombie where the highlight of your day is purchasing a 1000 Euro garment or a 100 Euro sushi meal, or getting a blowjob from someone you met outside the toilet at a club that Saturday. On your way home you see a girl getting gang-raped by 4 Somalis. You don’t offer it much thought as the slag probably had it coming anyway.”

The catalan fiasco is set to breed more Breiviks, not less, because most of the players are *exactly* what breivik describes as category A and category B traitors.

At this point IT DOES NOT MATTER if you agree with breivik or think he was an insane piece of shit, the relevant points are that he creates a set of labels, and proceeds to categorise people and put them in those boxes, and that in and of itself is not a game that stops being played when he gets life in solitary, anyone can play that game that far, and if you do, lots of what breivik ranted about becomes prescient.

Eerily, even AFTER all his crimes, assuming his manifesto is true, breivik would make a better neighbour for many of us than many of the neighbours we do have, he would certainly have no interest in telling me that I should shut the fuck up, when I tell you, entirely truthfully, that my own mother has been on the council house waiting list for 26 years, and they do not even bother talking to her, as a native old white woman she fell off a list that is dominated by skanky single moms pumping out a succession of womb turds and fucking refugees that do not want to become english, it’s Ok, she has been privately renting for 26 years and every single year when the landlord visits he calls the property “impeccable” and her a “dream tenant”…

I’d have less qualms about a released breivik being her neighbour or yodel delivery driver or her window cleaner or gardener than some of the types that *are* about.

Because all of this brings us to an interesting dilemma.

The stuff breivik writes, it is clear, concise and logical, and in any event, it is just words on paper.

breivik the man may be a complete fucking loon, and it is only his insanity that allows him to make a connection between clear concise and logical arguments, and the going out and slaughtering a bunch of privileged kids of powerful people…

…or…

well, there is the question…

Because fundamentally the question that we are going to have to address here is this, is Breivik insane because he put his thoughts to deeds?

Is the definition of insanity to take up arms against a corrupt state, for there is no doubt that his state is as corrupt as the rest here in the west, so is the question of his sanity hinging on dealing out to members of the apparatchiks, category a traitors as he calls them, the sort of impersonal cold violence and callous disregard for individual rights and freedoms, that these states use against their peoples?

So if breivik is insane, how is the state sane?

When US National Guard killed civilians at Kent State, did the US Government end up in the dock charged with multiple counts of murder?

Is that an insane question to ask?

Is it sane to say that *clearly* a government or a state or a corporation cannot be put in the dock and subject to the same sort of treatment as a breivik or mcvee or carlos or baader or anyone else?

And this sort of simple logic is what makes this whole piece “dangerous” and “seditious”, because it asks everyone to make a reasoned analysis, and as we have said before, a reasoned analysis is the absolute worst fucking thing possible to a power that depends on the stuff in green bold text above.

They DO NOT WANT a world in which everyone opens their own Schroedinger’s box of moral compasses and examines the contents for themselves, they want a world where that box is forever sealed, and only they are the arbiters of what it contains, or does not contain.

Yes young man, you were born with a penis, and that box is filled to 5,000 psi with urges to rape and kill and steal, do not open it, do not look at it, do not even think about it.

Trust us, we are the state, and we are here to help you.

We’ll see how well that goes down in catalunya over the next months.

Stands to logical reason, sooner or later, the bough is going to break, somewhere…. like Yellowstone, predicting it is an exercise in futility, being aware of the possible ramifications, is an exercise in survival.

But then, I always liked actually using my fucking brain, who cares if it is intellectual onanism, at least I am fucking using it and keeping it fit and healthy.

September 29, 2017

The Spanish Fly, in the ointment

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 8:54 pm

Having lived in Spain in the early post Franco years, and by lived I mean permanent resident status and Tarjeta de Residencia and work permit (Parte de Alta) etc before they joined the EU, and by Spain I mean catalunya / Baleares, I can tell you that a good way to start a fight back then was to say something about Franco, you were just as likely to be talking to someone who loved him as someone who hated him, if the person was the small minority who was ambivalent, they probably weren’t there when Franco was.

Catalunya back then was the richest region in Spain, and Calvia council back then was the richest council region in catalunya.

Yes I remember miki moto on catalan telly..lol

But, back then the EU was a brave new world not yet visited, menu del dia was 450 pesetas, a packet of ducados 55 pesetas, a beer 70 pesetas, and a real posh penthouse flat overlooking the marivent palace was 4 million pesetas, back around then there were around 200-225 pesetas to the old libra esterlina so the posh flat was a shade under 18 grand sterling.

Dayworkers were pulling in 500 pesetas an hour.

So life was good, life was fucking good, and I warned everyone who would listen that joining the EU and getting EU IVA (value added tax) on everything was going to fucking kill spain, not immediately maybe, but sooner or later.

Now, frighteningly, over 30 years have passed since those days, and spain has turned into a turd by and large, and none of the people there are unaware of it.

Spain pretty much wasn’t racist, the true spaniard had blonde or red hair and blue eyes, the swarthy look was a result of the moorish invasions and inbreeding, but add a few hundred years and they were all spanish, and you were more than welcome to come and work and pay taxes and obey the same laws as everyone else and be just another spaniard.

But just because they weren’t racist, doesn’t mean they weren’t aware of race, in catalunya speaking castellano makes you a second class citizen to the catalan speaker, only by a fraction, but the fraction was there.. knew an english girl who grew up there from a toddler, spoke catalan like a native, got to the front of every queue in every business on the industrial estates, but it was done with smiles, as it was when the iberia pilots spoke catalan to the control tower to get bumped ahead in the holding pattern.

But, when you fucked up, it wouldn’t be forgotten or forgiven in a few weeks, or a year, or ten, or thirty, once your card was marked, it was marked for life.

Which brings us to the present day shenanigans.

It is a question that I cannot answer as to whether a referendum in catalunya for independence from spain at large would be a legally binding document, I can’t answer it because I do not know the law intimately, and hey, we voted for brexit, and it is as distant as ever…

It is a question that I can answer, what happens when you start sending in the guardia civil to prevent people from even HOLDING such an election, or having a voting app on google play, or saying anything in support of it in public office, or possessing anything such as pens and paper and boxes, that could be used to hold a ballot.

And the answer is YOU WILL NOT then have what we had in the early 80’s, which went as far as “that franco loving / hating bastard over there” but it was all still pretty cordial and polite.

What you will have is lines drawn in the sand, before they are drawn in blood and fire, you’re pro catalunya or anti catalunya, there is no more “spaniard”, it’s a basque ETA redux, but this time the secessionist group is the wealthiest one, by far, in the room.

When *we* had a world war, spain had a civil war, and coincidentally 99.999% of everyone who even remembers that first hand is now dead, so 99.999% do NOT remember it first hand, so they have no fear of re-creating it.

Now we have raghead immigrant muslims and so on in the mix, a short car drive away from mainland europe, so it won’t just be idealistic white men from europe who go to spain to choose sides in the civil war, it will be every fucker, so the moment it starts those who started it will no longer be the only players on the field.

And if 100,000 militant raghead muslims cross from mainland europe to participate, then it is going to get real bloody real fast, because down at street level the spanish people are very pragmatic.

The other thing people forget is that “the spanish” isn’t just the spanish, back in the 80’s there were a shit load of Argentinians who got out and emigrated to spain, and those folks ain’t dead yet…

The other thing people forget is the spanish foreign legion, everyone has heard of the french foreign legion, but the spanish version was much rawer and more vicious.. in the early 80’s the spanish still had national service, and it applied to everyone, even folks like me who wanted to be resident and work there, two years on fuck all money, and I mean fuck all money, it was harsh and it was rough and it was brutal, and most of those folks ain’t dead yet either.

In another 20 years of peace and indolence and QE maybe Madrid would have got away with a stunt like the one they are pulling now, a stunt largely unreported in the mass media outside spain, but not now, not while there are still plenty of people still alive with first hand memories of Franco and national service and spain before she was in the EU and all fucked up.

Especially as globally there are enough shit stirrers out there to make sure there a few false flag events to stir the pot even more.

I still to this day fold my money longwise before handing it to someone…

My heart goes with catalunya on this one, madrid can go fuck itself…. madrid is no longer spain, it’s brussels on the river manzanares…

 

Shit dogs say

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 12:43 pm

It was barely 09:30 when I had started this, and already I have had two spamming cunt phone calls trying to sell me shit, one was office water fountains and one was fucking packaging, basically I am seeing it everywhere, a quiet desperation to make sales, any sales, anywhere, at any cost, even the “it ***must*** be fucking less than zero” sales impact of outsourced cold calling.

Last night at 7pm I realised I was completely out of rechargeable small batteries, so I nipped down to the local maplin and bought two packs of ten 1900 mAh AA and one pack of ten 750 mAh AAA, Eneloop brand, 1.2 VDC NiMh, basically seventy fucking quid, OK it’s still going to work out cheaper than buying alkalines, but it’s twice the price per battery of buying a quality panasonic 3.7 VDC 18650 LiOn direct from china at 3,500+ mAh.

OK form factor and voltage are a thing here, the video light has 160 LED’d and takes 6 x AA in series for 9 volts, technically 6 x 1.2 = 7.2 volts, so two 18650’s in series would give me 7.4 volts so it would work the rest of the circuit.

Battery mAh capacity only adds up when you wire them in parallel, in series you get nothing, so 6 x 1900 mAh AA in series is still 1900 mAh, but two 18650 in series would give me 3,000 – 3,500 mAh so a significant increase.

So it is all down to physical form factor, and like many things in this world you discount that at your peril, because “no brainer” + “we already have the moulds and patterns” + “everyone knows what at AA is” + “you can put any type of AA battery in an AA battery space and it will work” means that my 15 quid 160 LED video light was 15 quid, and not 50 quid.

If you have a standard audio jack plug and socket in say 3.5 mm, if you’re an engineer you’re going to choose that the male part is exposed to all the crap and dirt and moisture, because it is easier to clean off than the recess that is the female part, but somewhere in there is the historical fact that the “device” was always the part with the female connector, and the “peripheral” was always the thing with the male connector, so we have headphone and usb jacks in mobiles as places for dirt to get in, and places that are thicker than the male counterpart that gets inserted.

Money also plays a part, do you go for cheapo machine screw in plug or more expensive but physically larger pukka XLR4? Speaking personally I always go for something big and butch and unlikely to wobble or break, but it adds up, you can get a male and female 4 pin machinery plug for 3 quid, but a male and female XLR4 will likely set you back 10 quid, that’s a big difference, gets bigger when you are doing 4 axes of a cnc build, gets bigger when you are hoping to sell one a week, 50 x 4 x 7 = £1,400 quid a year just on plugs, and since you didn’t cheap out on that part, all other parts that got cheaped out on will be more obvious.

I’ve got a lovely little worm gear driven 4th axis for the new machine, only problem is, the worm has backlash, so you have to put a null part in the design to compensate for that, Ok they are working on a newer version of the rotary to fix this and I’ll get a free one as soon as they are done, in the meantime a simple 2:1 reduction belt driven link between the stepper and the chuck would have eliminated the backlash… the issue here was the original design must rotate the axis of rotation of the chuck so you can set the chuck at any angle you like, so they went for a worm driven rotary table design as that made that easier, the belt coupled stepper is much harder to do that with.

None of this shit occurs to you until the first time you pick up a thing, Ok I’m an engineer so I *know* there are going to be consequences to me buying a 15 quid 160 LED video light, but often times you have to have the thing in your hand to appreciate them.

I have a ton of other stuff that takes AA and AAA cells, so in actual fact the 75 quid for a bunch of nimh’s isn’t so bad a deal, they’ll pay for themselves in a year and everything after that is a saving, but there are two factors to that happening.

1/ the batteries have to be good enough quality to last long enough and keep enough capacity to make those savings

2/ you have to spend a *lot* more capital up front to make ongoing savings down the line.

Suddenly we are into the realms of investment, and investment only happens if you understand the principle properly, most don’t, they are after immediate gains, and of you have the surplus capital to throw at it.

The asshole cold calling me this morning to sell me office water cooler and packaging clearly don’t grep any of this stuff, they are all smash and grab today and fuck tomorrow.

I’m widely mocked for having a six month supply of coffee and bog roll in, I was in the cash and carry yesterday for brown sugar and the coffee was cheap, 9.99 for a kilo of douwe egberts arabica pure beans, so two of them, and 11.99 for a 750g tin of DE instant, I wasn’t short or out of either beans or instant, but when something is cheap….. I’ll go back next week and the coffee will be 14.99 and 16.99 respectively, and I won’t buy it, not because I do not need it, because I did not need it yesterday, but I still bought it.

It (investment) reminds me of a conversation I had last week, with the father of a daughter, it was pretty uncomfortable for him, as I have always maintained that the reason disappointment and disgust sets in when princess daughter turns into miss cum bucket is you wanted it yourself and spent all that time and effort making it what you would have wanted, only for it to be thrown away.

it’s uncomfortable for him because he is one of those that find it hard to accept that one individual can simultaneously think about a thing, yet also would never do that thing in a million years, well, if we were talking about handling money and not stealing it, or handling ferraris and not stealing them, he’d be right on board, but like most in the west as soon as it comes to sex that makes you a sick fucking paedo.

I can go to the cinema and pay money in public to sit there and watch acts of murder, acts of violence, armed robbery, mutilation, no fucking problem… rape scenes, dodgy as fuck, naked kids, off to the prison with you, you dirty fucking paedo.

I’m sorry, (no, I’m not) but I want to buy a car from a man who built it the way he would want it for himself, and I want a woman raised by a man who raised her how he would want her for herself, and I want a male employee raised by a man to how he would want for himself too, so it ain’t all sex.

But to get back to the slut daddy the point I was trying to make to him was the fact that maybe, just fucking maybe now, as in food for thought, the fact that he was programmed to NOT see his daughter as something to be raised to that he himself would want her for a wife, is the reason he has in reality raised a daughter who is a cum bucket at 13, so maybe it is time to stop beating himself up for raising a slut, call her a slut, kick her out, and end it with the guilt a shit.

You know, know when to call it quits on that expenditure that is NOT an investment but which has been marketed as one.

Is this guy’s slut daughter suitable for me to fuck at 13?

This is a serious question, you are SUPPOSED to shy away from it, because it gives you answers and renders every other argument pointless, it ends the discussion… and we can’t have that, can we???

The brutal truth is if you are a slut at 13 then sex is the ONLY thing you have to offer me, BUT, because you are 13 it is poisoned fruit and I cannot touch it, even before we come to any questions about could I find it attractive, we already shut down the whole discussion, the only “advantage” to me is massively outweighed by the obvious “disadvantage” to me.

As in it doesn’t really matter what my reasons are for not robbing a cash in transit van filling hole in the wall machines, all that matters is that I’d never do it, whether my REASONS are that I believe it is wrong, or that intellectually I can see that the insurmountable problem is not the theft, but the detection, or any mix of the two, all that shit resides away inside my head, the only tactile thing that anyone else on the planet can touch is the fact I ain’t never done it.

And that at the core is all investment, it doesn’t matter what goes on inside someone’s head, all that matters is the tactile thing that anyone else on the planet can touch.

Anyone can touch my six month supply of coffee and bog roll, they may not agree that it is a wise investment, but they can touch it, and by touch I do not just mean physically touch, they can use it at will.

Back to the slut daughter, anyone but daddy can touch and use at will, he is the only one who cannot / will not, so by definition it is not an investment for him.

If she is a cum bucket at 13 then by definition it is not an investment for anyone using her to empty their balls, and because she has already been used for that, then by definition it is not an investment for anyone else, because that is the other side of the investment coin, if it is a thing that gets socialised that anyone can and does use, then the utility to any single individual is zero.

A public toilet is a public toilet, I clean my toilet and if it develops a fault I will go out and put a new cistern valve in, I put my own wooden seat on it, it is *my* toilet, so it has utility to me alone so it is my investment in my future.

It’s a circuitous and devious route via slutty 13 year olds and nimh batteries and cold callers, but it is a necessary one if we are going to investigate such things as what is an investment and what factors (such as physical form factors of batteries) have a significant effect on outcomes , but at the end of it, we come to some cold hard truths.

The water cooler company has staff and owners and investors, al of whom are invested in it to some degree or another, they, like the father of the teeny slut, have skin in the game.

The question then becomes, are they ever going to show a return on that?

Are office water cooler companies going to be a thing in 40 years? How about 30? How about 20? How about 10? How about 5? How about 1?

Or are they fungible like 13 year old sluts, there will always be 13 year old sluts, but in 10 years time they won’t be 13 year old sluts, they’ll be 23 years old skanks with 10 years on the cock carousel, and they will hate the 13 year old sluts that are 3 years old today. So it doesn’t matter if any one water cooler company goes down the drain, there are plenty more where that came from.

Or are you going to say ok it’s fungible, so it’s worthless, and the 3 year old who has slut-dom 10 years in their future is as bad a bet as the 23 year old who has been doing it for 10 years already, and as bad a bet as the 13 year old, who at least it can be said is relatively fresh if you are a very young (eg under 16 yourself) man willing to take the chance.

You can point at my mate’s 13 year old slut in her hot pants and bare midriff and crop top and say “slut”, and you can point at anyone doing cold calling and say “fuckedcompanydotcom” and people will tell you that it is unfair and prejudiced and not always true by any means.

But what are the consequences personally for you if you are indeed wrong when you point and name names?

Let’s assume you ARE wrong, what is the opportunity cost to you lost by being wrong?

It’s zero… even assuming you are fucking wrong.

If you’re not wrong, then assuming anything else can really hurt you.

Sluts and cold callers are people who believed that the only way to play the game was live today fuck tomorrow and if you ain’t a player you ain’t nuthin’, realists are people who would say you know what, that 15 quid 160 LED light you bought on amazon, make it take 4 x 18650 for 6500 mAh capacity and sell it for 20 quid and it would be a killer, but that isn’t on offer, so can I afford a bunch of nimh AA’s and still come ahead? because if I can’t I’ll do without.

Fact is sat here in my front room now I can see from where I sit (counts) 6 devices other than the just purchased light that takes AA batteries, and that is just what I can see from being sat here in one room…. and I have had nimh rechargeables in the past, so it’s no great leap for me, and fact is I had the 74 quid for those batteries and the two XLR4 plugs I wanted, so for *me* it worked as an investment.

But that’s not a call that you can even begin to make until you have gone to great lengths to assure yourself that you are only looking at shit that you have verified yourself is stuff that can be seen and touched, and then you start working with that with other known factors, do you actually have the spare cash? Do you actually have the time for the investment to pay off? Do you actually have a need or desire for the payoff, when it eventually comes around?

Compared to raising a daughter, or running a business that uses cold calling, buying pricey nimh batteries is a piece of piss.

So maybe that too is a moral, stick to the simple shit when it comes to investment.

 

 

September 21, 2017

Fission Chips

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 4:09 am

The first part of this story is anecdotal and observational, it is what it is and nobody physically present would argue with the facts.

I lived on one side of a town, across the road was a corner shop, across the road and down a bit was a corner shop and news agents, opposite from that was the local chip shop, and a little further down from the news agents was the local pub, and opposite that was the local branch line railway station.

The fish and chip shop did some of the best cod and chips I have ever eaten, there was a guy and a woman out back and mainly up front was a fat girl called sarah, who was as efficient as a demon motherfucker at the whole taking orders / keeping track of orders and customers / making up orders thing.

It won awards every fucking year.

I used to go there on average once a week.

One day a few years later sarah was no longer up front serving, typically it took a minimum of two other people to do what fat sarah used to do, and being brutally honest two weren’t usually as good as she was on her own.. sometimes there were three serving.

There came a period where you weren’t sure who would be serving you, and quite often they were out of their depth.

I’d moved away across town by then so my visits became infrequent.

But staff churn was a thing, and then one day it dawned on me that the old guy out back was no longer there, there was just the woman.

Over the past three years I went more and more infrequently, we’re talking maybe once every six months, prices were going up, quality was going down, staff were fucking useless, to the point where nine months ago I said that’s it, no more.

Tonight I was returning from a long drive, I was tired, it was raining, I had a fair bit on my mind (I’d been filling a grave earlier) and muddy shoes and trousers, and I was passing that old chip shop, and I really fancied some fish and chips, so I went in.

Well, £8 fucking 25p for a large cod and chips and a tin of coke, well, ok, what the fuck, I’m here now, fuck it, there are two new servers up front, both gormless, and then the woman comes from out back, sends one of the staff across to the pub for change, and starts serving, and being as rude as fuck to people, like she was doing them a fucking favour serving them… it wasn’t even directed at me but I was thinking about saying fuck this shit give me my money back, next thing I know she is serving my order, I’m tired and hungry and she isn’t actually rude to me, just not pleasant, so fuck it I take it and go.

Now starts the commentary.

I used to eat everything but the paper, I left all the bottom batter, it wa inedible and hard, the fish was chewy and had lost its flavour, it wasn’t flaky and delicious and hot, it had obviously been sat in the hot shelf for an hour, and I ate about a third of the chips, they were also not fresh and basically fucking rubbish, in short it was one of the worst fish and chip meals I have had, ever… plus it was eight fucking pounds twenty five fucking pence.

The shop is the same, the equipment is the same, cod is still cod, spuds are still chips, the only constant is the woman, the only change is sarah and then the old guy went, and then staff started changing every time you went in.

For all I know sarah could have won the lottery and gone to australia, and the old guy could have died, I have no idea, I have no idea if the woman is suffering at the hands of fate and that has made her the way she is now, but my money is the woman is the problem, and always was, and now it’s a dog and pony show with a different dog every week, and so everything is down to the pony who is in charge.

I know I said before to myself don’t go back, but that was when it was just a case of the fish and chips were good, just not as good as they used to be, but had gotten bloody expensive….now, you couldn’t fucking pay me to go back, so farewell, adieu and good riddance P**** fish and chips.

Now the actual reasons why this chippie went to shit are somewhat unknown, I know what it looks like, but I do not have facts and forensic evidence at my disposal, just observation, so I could be wrong.

I do not think I am, I think what probably happened was one day the woman pissed sarah off enough she quit, then eventually the old guy said fuck it too, or who knows they could have been married and she divorced his ass and kicked him out, I dunno, I was just a customer, but when both sarah and the old man were gone, it just started to swirl around the pan on the way out, and I fully expect to see it closed or under new ownership within the year if todays “meal” is anything to go by.

For those who may think this is just old AfOR knocking da wimminz again, think again, sarah was the front man for the whole operation, a fat very plain girl, but incredibly good at her job, and very pleasant and jolly to deal with, and a fucking credit and gold standard to anyone as an employee and customer facing person etc etc.

Hell for a year there there were two muslim sisters who served who were head and shoulders above anyone else apart from sarah.

The old guy I never knew, some of the older local boys used to shout to him now and again…

Notably it used to be queued out the door with older customers and families buying up 6 portions of everything for an evening meal, lately it’s more and more younger people buying 1 portion or 2, and I think a lot of them are like me now, passing trade.

So to me observing all the facts and history, my conclusion is this woman was always the fucking squeaky wheel, it was just hidden in the past by the competence and ability of everyone else, and now her own shit is shining though, she can’t keep staff, she can’t keep customers, and she can’t keep only fresh made literally just out of the fryer fish and chips for sale, and there is a vicious circle going on with all that and her attitude.

Which all makes a nice counterpoint to me standing in the drizzle a couple of hours before that 100 miles away shovelling sodden clay into a grave.

Sadly, and disappointingly for my readers, you vicious bastards, “the deceased” had 4 legs, was going on 11 years old, and had cancer, so the owner did the right thing in ending the suffering, but the wrong thing in paying a fucking vet seventy five fucking quid to do it, for a shot of pentobarbital…

Now as you all know I pride myself on being a callous bastard, and in this case in particular this creature was not what I would call a dog in the first place, it was more of a rat, but it was a living creature for all that, so while it was not to my taste, I bore it no ill will

To be clear there are exceptions, I actively dislike cats, I do not see the point in them, but even there I would not be one to torture them to death or make them suffer, but they do make a good case for the .22 long rifle round IMHO.

But callous bastard aside, if you have 2 kids and 2 dogs and they are all around 10 years old then you’re talking about 4 family members, and I’m a little torn on the choice of which ones you would rather have die on you, and I do not feel any disdain or smirk when I hear of some guy (for it is usually guys) who lose the dog they have had since a puppy and get all broken up… I still very fondly remember my last dog but one, he was born 37 years ago now, and my last dog (stolen by the ex and then I have no clue what became of him, I believe he was sold on) was born 17 years ago, so I’m not quite as callous as I make out, even if I cannot clearly remember the actual loss of our first dog, who was poisoned by the chinese when I was 4 (the chinese don’t really like dogs, and tin thieves really don’t like dogs that bark) I do sort of vaguely remember this big camel coated beast that never seemed to be too busy to play with me.

So tonight I witness the owner, who is barely keeping things together, and it’s drizzling and slippery wet clay and all, so I say you go in, I’ll fill the hole in, and yes, I’ll do a little headstone for them, and some time later I wash my shoes off as best I can and go in for a coffee prior to leaving, and what do I see?

I see some kids who have basically only ever known this dog, the eldest would have been two when the dog came into the house as a puppy, the youngest came into a house where there was already a puppy, and none of them give a flying fuck, either about the lost “family member”, or the obviously broken up parental unit, one is off playing some shit on the playstation, one is talking to her little bitch mates on facetime, and one is stuffing her face with crisps and shit playing on a phone, me me me me me me me me me, not a single fucking bone of shred of empathy or compassion in any of them.

They are all modern little 21 century robots devoid of empathy and emotion and integrity, and as such at a stroke they went from being “my mate’s kids” who I’d look out for a do things for and generally act like an uncle to, to being how I see them now, fucking worthless meat puppets… I’m going to, in shades of avoiding the aforementioned chip shop, going to have to make a point of only ever visiting that mate when the worthless little cunts are at school.

It’s 4 o’clock in the morning, and the whole experience troubled me enough I woke up after 4 hours sleep and have no desire to go back to sleep.

Now, for all I care the male children can turn into junkie thieves and the female children can turn into pre teen whores and skanks, and frankly they all deserve every last bit of shit coming their way, why should anyone else treat them with dignity or respect of empathy, ever.

Sure it’s easy to sit there and say getting on for 60 years of memories and rose tinted glasses and all that shit, your memory ain’t that good, and it is easy to sit there are say hey, cut the kids some slack, they may be hurting internally and just don’t know how to show it.

But I was there, and I cannot conceive of any other child in my experience not being absolutely heartbroken when a family pet they have literally known all their life dies, hell I remember kids who mourned the loss of hamsters and goldfish and shit, and none of those hold a fucking candle to a dog.

The bond between human and dog is special, and when I see what I saw today, which is some kids who are more interested in facetiming their fucking skanky friends and playing the games console while “uncle buck” is outside in the drizzle burying the family dog and the parental unit is sat in the kitchen trying to hold it together, then at a stroke those kids are no longer human to me.

Fuck em.

I’d put em down myself but their parent is my mate, so I had to draw the line at telling them their kids are worthless little fucks, so mourn that dog real good and remember them real well, because it was the only one of the bunch worth a damn… and never forget this day or their attitude.

 

September 20, 2017

Factional Fiction

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 12:02 am

Typically in fiction, and it doesn’t matter much what genre nowadays, there is some sort of vehicle that makes the whole story possible, whether that vehicle is magic or interstellar travel or vampirism/immortality or whatever, it’s core to the whole thing, and if you ridicule the notion of magic for example someone will ask you what the fuck did you expect, when you picked up a book called the wizard and the unicorn, so why did you pick up the book???

Well, I suppose I was just seeing what it was like…

But in fact this notion of a vehicle of some sort upon which everything rests is not confined to fiction books…

“You can always trust a policeman” was one such vehicle when I was a young boy.. to be fair, it was a far more substantial and roadworthy vehicle back then, but today, well, it’s over there between the wizard and unicorn book, and the vampire and mermaid book, right where it belongs.

And like those genres of fiction, once the vehicle is broken to you, the whole genre is unreadable, and becomes something utterly different to what it might have been before… eg a bunch of tripe for escapist losers who have had a frontal lobotomy.

If any one asked me today my advice would be “Never trust a policeman”, sure, there may be some good ones out there, but there are shelves and shelves of tripe that even a putative good one would have to inhabit, so that begs the question, why would an idealist or someone of firm principles *stay* in the force, even if they joined in a moment of weakness?

The world of finance has its own vehicle, currently it’s mainly a Keynesian jalopy, but the same things holds true, once you lose patience with the vehicle, you lose patience with everyone who doesn’t.

Here then, is a dose of economic and financial and business reality.

Yesterday, Monday the 18th September, I took delivery of my new fibre galvo laser, which I ordered and paid cash for 6 weeks ago, and in between it was being built.

Hilariously today I realised that the 18th of September three years ago was the day I went and collected my first CO2 plotter, which is just about to get a new set of optics and PSU and tube, not bad for three years of use with zero downtime.

So anyway, on the business side of things I have been telling people for a few weeks about the new machine, and the business website has a mention, but it was all a bit vague, it will be here when it is here stuff, because there is nothing worse than breaking promises.

So friday last I get an enquiry, so monday I pop over and pick up a sample, so this morning I run the sample through the new machine, so this afternoon I drop it off, and they like it, a lot, and the price, and everything else.

I do not have a degree in economics or management or any of that stuff, but I have more than a passing familiarity with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Keynesian economics and so on, and NONE OF IT even remotely addresses the paragraph above.

The paragraph above stands alone and separate from the entirely of business and management and economic theory (managers and economists will all lie and say it does not, then fail to show you how such a process is actually described in detail in their theories) and yet it is both a true and valid example of a business and economic event, one that *many* small businesses can relate to.

So where does it leave us?

Well business and economics just got put on the shelf alongside honest cops and wizards and mermaids and unicorns.

I got no time for it, and I got no time for people who do got time for it.

And as you go through life, you find more and more vehicles, the justice system, the democratic system, the monetary system, and on and on and on, and they all have the same shady wonky old jalopies as the economic system.

This then is the real problem with “big data” and mining said data, 5 thousand, 10 thousand, 50 thousand anecdotes like mine above all go into the big data pile, and then you come along and mine it… and… you don’t get the answers you were looking for.

So, either the data is wrong or the mining algorithm is wrong, there simply are not any other possibilities, because only a virgin can ride a unicorn after all…

Only an unbeliever can say listen, 99% of the data is dreck, but there are some pearls amongst the swine shit, so there is no point looking for a ham sandwich with mustard… and in shades of a chatbot that turns into a white power misogynist nazi racist, all by itself, they are having the same problems with elemental AI or smart systems, it all starts out great but you either get a system that sits there fingering its own asshole, or you get a system that starts calling people dindu niggerz, and there is fuck all in between.

None of this AI shit is doing what it is “supposed” to do, which is mining through tonnes of pig shit and coming up with ham sandwiches with mustard… it doesn’t make sense, because lots of people eat fucking ham sandwiches with mustard, so they must be out there somewhere.

Nor can I tell *you* how to do this shit, I can tell you how I arrived at this place and time, but boy let me tell you there was never a master plan, I’m no more suprised that I am here than someone who has walked 5,000 miles, one step at a time, because all those steps followed on from the previous one, and the future is unknown territory, but looking back ain’t…

But what I can tell *you* is that one approach that works when it comes to taking that one step at a time, is making sure that there are plenty of shelves full of dreck that you ignore as avidly as you ignore everyone who reads it and believes it.

The road less travelled.

I’ve talked before about the dangers of wimminz with big hoopy earrings, asymmetrical hair styles, red / pink / multicoloured hair, skanky tats (there is no other kind) and so on, and there are parallels to that.

Do you really want to use some of your limited time on this planet listening to someone who owns an apple device, or the latest and greatest note8, or who drives an EV, or any other of a screed of other things? It is a valid question.

YouTube suffers the same fate, it’s a monoculture on any and every subject you care to name, and even if that wasn’t bad enough, 99% of it is flat out wrong… I’ll give you a real world example.

Guy asked me for some advice yesterday, he is looking to build and get into his own little CNC milling centre, desktop / hobby style.

Back when I was in IT I’d tell people they had everything bass ackward, 1 buy the software you need, 2 buy the operating system to run the software, 3 buy the hardware to run 1 & 2, and you’ll be a happy camper.

Told this guy the same thing, FIRST buy your cutting tools, your ball and end mills, from there you will know chip load, from there you will know material removal rates vs rpm, from there you will be able to specify your spindle and the loads on it, and from there you can specify your gantry and steppers / servos whatever, and from there your control systems.

There is no method more wrong than going out and buying the first thing that sounds good, you’ll end up with something that isn’t rigid enough to be any use, or isn’t accurate enough to be any use, or isn’t powerful enough to be any use, or doesn’t do the material you want to do… gua-ron-fucking-teed… but be my guest, go out and piss your money away.

Then maybe you can make a shill review video saying how fucking good your piece of junk is, without ever actually showing a video of it doing what you claim it can do, in detail.

AvE had a nice video recently about a kickstarter laser engraver, gordon gecko arduino style galvo and software to make up for the lack of an f-theta lens (any beam steered by a galvo, as opposed to a plotter mechanism, has to deal with a varying distance between the laser source and the work, simple pythagoras, and the *only* way to maintain focus is a very very expensive f-theta lens… ) you can’t fucking focus a diode in software, unless its kickstarter.

What was *terribly* depressing for me was all the comments from so called laser experts who allegedly use lasers in anger every day.

Not one cunt said hang on just a fucking minute, 800 mW in an exposed beam is a Class IV laser device, and there isn’t a Class V, so it’s at the most dangerous level already, because anything that can literally blind you for life before your blink reflex can kick in in 0.025 seconds is Class IV… so EVERY cunt within 100 yards or so should be wearing suitable protective goggles (pets and livestock too)

https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=762

Not cheap, that is what I was told by someone who had just spent £250 on fancy designer spectacles from Specsavers, so they bought some goggles for 35 bucks on ebay…

MINE have a fucking certificate of conformance, his do not, so they aren’t the same thing, and, more vehicles ahoy, you have to wonder at the fucking mentality, 250 quid on designer frames, 150 quid for pukka protection is too much, so 35 bucks later you can end up blind for life… or worse still, blinding some other cunt.

NOBODY in ANY youtube video of a fibre galvo or arduino cnc laser engraver is wearing suitable protective gear.

I can tell you right away that as little as 20 watts of focused fibre laser power hitting metal creates a point of intense light that rivals and electric arc in intensity.

I was a marine engineer in a previous life so I ***KNOW*** what heavy IR and UV radiation from an arc feels like on my skin, I can tell you for a fact that 20 watts of focused fibre laser on metal makes a very easily noticeable similar effect on the skin of my hands etc, and even behind expensive certified correct wavelength OD 8 (0.000001% transmittance) I still avoid exposure, look away, use my hand to shield, don’t have reflective shit around, and only relax when the fucking solid covers are down.

I always had the same attitude to guns, every fucking gun is loaded, and never ever ever put your finger anywhere near the trigger unless you intend to shoot … something our UK armed po-po could do with learning…

Playing the stock market is the same, sure, it’s not a bullet that can kill you in an instant, or a beam of radiation that can blind you in an instant, but it can wipe you out and put you on the street or in debt for life in an instant.

It’s just another vehicle.

I have just been informed by a mate that his barely teen daughter is turning into a crazy slut before his eyes, it’s already game over, she is already unfuckable even years before she is theoretically fuckable, another vehicle consigned to the scrapheap, along with the wizards and vampires and honest po-po and economists and managers and data miners and a hell of a lot else…

Bring it on.

September 19, 2017

The Engineer’s Head

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 1:28 pm

So I’m sat here playing with a new high tech toy, in this case a fibre galvo laser, and I’m surrounded by people who tell me I must be so excited, all the months of planning, all the research, all the money.

Do they think I just bought my first Harley after years of riding Honda Cubs or something.

Like all high tech engineering kit, it’s not just download a picture from the internet and hit “print” and send it to the colour laser printer in the corner, you’re given a great deal of control over all kinds of settings such as beam speed, focal point, beam power, beam frequency, what patterns you use for hatching, what angles they are at, how often to repeat a pass, and that means to get any kind of useful results you have to know and juggle all those things, and it goes out the window when the material changes, and you start again.

I don’t have an issue with this because I expect it, I have an issue when people who see me for the first time on my new harley and call me a fucking poser, because they don’t see the decades or riding around on a Honda Cub saving up 5 quid a week for the Harley, to give an analogy, they have no concept of what went in before.

They have no concept of the relief I feel that I got it all sorted and got it all done and got it all here and own it all 100% outright before any financial shenanigans in the world at large moved the goalposts on me.

I’m reminded of the scenario where the layman reads a contract, shrugs, and says that all seems fine to me, but his lawyer friend screams in amazement, how the fuck could you think this is fine, you could drive a truck through this clause, and look at this clause, it’s crazy, only a fool would consider signing this.

The lawyer then has contempt for the layman, because he can’t understand how the layman can not see this shit, despite the fact that this shit was created by lawyers.

It’s the same shit in the world at large, the western world is run by lawyers and bankers and politicians, an inbred bunch at best, whereas modern china is run by engineers and scientists, and nobody running the west has any idea what they means… at best they think they can continue their tricks, and by golly, sooner or later those damn chinese are going to have to lawyer up and level the playing field.

Meanwhile the chinese are holding a length of engineered 1.5″ aluminium bar in their hands, looking at the lawyers with pens in theirs, and saying bring it on bitch.

The pen depends on so much other infrastructure to have any significance at all, and it is parasitic on all of them, and once you start taking any of them away, the pen is just a pen.

I’n the finest traditions of Karl Marx, I literally own my own means of production, so I do not really care what the pens in the cities say about business leasing and business loan accounts and so on, it doesn’t affect me.

it’s like being back in the day with firearms or internal combustion vehicles when they first came out, if you wanted one, all you had to do was save up to buy one, and then master it.. there was no concept of being licenced to own one or use it or anything else.

I’m sure it will change eventually, these things usually do, but that change is 10 or 20 years away and people like me will be grandfathered in, because people like me will already have been doing it for 20 years…

The only reason it has not happened yet is because a few years ago you’d have spent US$250,000 to even approach a machine that can do what mine can do today, so it didn’t matter, because the only people who *could* buy such shit were rogue eccentric millionaires and large corporations, and the rules have always been different for them.

Now it’s coming down, and like 3d printing, the day will come when 3d printing sintered metal parts is something you can do in your garage or the spare room at home, and the difference between you and the big boys will be production speed and the elegance of the software.

When you can 3d print in metal an entire copyrighted engine or weapon or mechanism part by part, then you’ll get the licencing and legislation and control, for now it’s pre free for all, because for now that shit is still just over the horizon… for now…

September 12, 2017

Sci-Fi vs Sci-Fact

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 12:11 pm

One of the problems I have with the vast majority of sci-fi is there is fuck all even remotely related to science in it, and I do not *just* mean spacecraft performing aerodynamic maneouvers in a vacuum, that is the fucking least of it.

Sure, there is much we do not know, and can barely dream about, but one thing is absolutely guaranteed to be a fucking fact, any race capable of interstellar travel will have an energy budget that dwarfs every nation on the planet in 2017 put together, just as the USA in the 60’s with the Apollo programme, the energy expenditure to go to the moon and back was more than most (as in the majority) other nations on the planet at that time could do.

Having arrived at the alien planet, all sorts of shit then goes wrong, and suddenly the arriving spacemen have craft and equipment relegated to the status of an RV and maybe an APC or two, that’s it.

The civilisation level power generation and technology just disappeared up the writers ass so they could tell a story.

I’m kind of OK with that, but the story itself and the writing has to be fucking excellent, and it rarely is…. yes it’s an interstellar civ but planetside there are food riots, it’s a basic foxes and rabbits life simulation but you make the rabbits breed like rabbits, and immortal… so it ain’t a foxes and rabbits simulation any more, no matter how often you claim it is so.

The energy budgets required for interstellar travel mean that interstellar trade is a non starter, it does not matter what it costs in energy and time to make it locally, it is going to be cheaper and faster than any possible interstellar option, unless you again have some magical solar system with no elements anywhere with an atomic mass greater that 8, and why would you go there, when spectral lines in stars will tell you if there is anything heavier than iron to be had.

Data is a different matter, it may be the case that interstellar sneakernet has more bandwidth than interstellar laser comms, but again said data isn’t going to be the latest replicator designs for the latest flying car.

land anything 1000 tons or more on the victim planet complete with an intact fusion power plant, an intact set of data plans, and even a couple of basic replicator / assemblers, and a handful or work robots, and you have the basis for a colony, and there will be fuck all the local inhabitants can do about it.

because another staple of modern sci fi is the space marines, well, half of them are fucking dykes, but they all suffer some sort of ammo shortage or ballistic penetration shortage, so that the erstwhile alien rabbits can overcome them by sheer weight of numbers.

Fusion power + masers will kill anything biological in line of sight, and shift to RF and it works in ground penetration too, because all life is chemical and the most energetic chemical reactions possible don’t stand a chance when pitted against a fusion pile in a battle of wills.

Yes, it is entirely possible that some small proportion of the crew that lands will come unstuck and get injured or killed by something, but the majority that remain will just sterilise everything for 100 km around.

Which brings us to the next staple, the unexpected flood / volcano / storm / etc.

So these guys complete an interstellar voyage, go into orbit around the target planet, take a day or three to produce satellite maps accurate to a few CM and ground radar and IR and everything else, and suddenly they get surprised by some topological mystery, don’t fucking think so..

The laws of physics in the alien solar system are going to be exactly the same as the laws of physics in their home solar system, and they are arriving with civilisation level energy budgets and tech.

The only time it gets interesting is when one interstellar race arrives in a solar system already inhabited by another alien race, now you have two lots of people each of whom has an energy budget and capability to drop rocks on the planet until it turns into a snowball.

And since they are both interstellar races there is no element that can only be gotten on the planet, so they do not need it for anything except a colony, they do not need it to survive.

So now you have the possibility of interstellar war, but again, it won’t be like anything in any of the books, it will be slow and protracted and at best a an expanding stern chase outwards through star systems, like bacteria growing outwards in a ring in a petri dish.

Nor do I go for the SF that has humans millions of years into the future that are unaltered from humans today, I reckon 10,000 years is enough to produce enough changes that todays humans will be seen as cavemen, and as sexually attractive to boot.

nor do I go for the SF that has robot overlords trying to wipe out their progenitors, rogue AI and mechs wiping the galaxy of nasty biologicals, it doesn’t make any kind of logical sense.

it doesn’t make any sense because it defies fundamental principles like physical laws and entropy, either these are universal and reign supreme or they do not, and they do, which means that at least here on earth, because that is all we can observe, all life is based on DNA and therefore all life must play within the rules and sandbox that DNA imposes, ergo DNA is king, not homo sapiens.

Even a homo sapien that can manipulate DNA still cannot change the fundamental workings of DNA, so you probably could breed a human being with the eyes of an eagle and the blood of a crocodile, but they might well end up dying of cancer by the age of 10, or be unable to eat grain, or be unable to tolerate sub zero climates, because DNA still makes the rules.

It’s exactly the same as engineers being unable to make a copper rocket nozzle, it doesn’t matter how good you are at engineering, you can’t change the fundamental principles, and doped silicon wafers are NOT an example of an exception, they are an example of proof, but we are still limited to the basic building block set of elements.

Ah yes, impervium armour for our spaceships and space marines, don’t fucking think so.

Sure, there are advances to me made, and many of them, so maybe when we can engineer materials at the nano scale so you can actually wrap a polymer inside a carbon nanotube of significant physical length you get amazing new shit, but chances are a splash of flourine and it will still disintegrate…

In the year 3576 on planet zork, acetylene (H – 1 bond – C – 3 bonds – C – 1 bond – H) will still burn energetically when the energy in those 3 carbon-carbon bonds are released in the presence of oxygen.

Ain’t gonna change.

Nano goop has the same fucking problems, where does the fucking energy come from, and where does it go… even if you can nano assemble and dissemble and repair shit, you are either going to do it so slowly in makes a 2017 3d printer look fucking fast, or it is going to look like a nuclear pile and you’ll get a suntan 10 feet away, you sure as shit won’t be injecting it into a space marine to heal them, or to create a cup of earl grey.

the star trek replicator ALONE renders every single other thing about the enterprise pointless, for it to work as advertised and not either take 10,000 years to make one cup of tea, or turn into a 20 giagton explosion, you need absolute real time mass <> energy conversion, and if you have that you make room temperature gigawatt fusion look like a warm patch of piss on the ground.

just replicate and lob a kilo of neutronium at 10 km/sec at anything you want to utterly destroy, and make sure you are a *long* way away from the target, far from being space marine starship armour, it would make, quite literally, the most powerful nuclear explosion possible, anywhere in the universe.

You could sit in the oort cloud and literally destroy a star and therefore an entire solar system… just start pumping neutronium nuggets inwards, it’s only a matter of time.

 

The tech tree

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 12:51 am

As regular readers will know, I’m an engineer by trade, and I have some high tech toys of my own, and therefore some high tech contacts.

I can tell you about a company that builds and sells high tech equipment here in the UK, I can name the company, people within the company, the entire product line, and I have been pretty much everywhere through their HQ facility.

None of that matters, only one thing matters, they are having serious ongoing issues with bought in parts and components failing QA on the point of assembly.

To the point where 4 to 6 week build schedules are running 7 to 8 weeks, and anyone in any kind of production will tell you that that is all kinds of bad for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which is throttling your production rate by 25%.

The thing is, anyone in any kind of high tech production will know exactly what I am talking about, and it is a problem that is getting worse with time.

Let’s be brutally honest here, it even affects giants like Samsung, just look at the Note 7 exploding battery debacle.

Go to a full olympic sized swimming pool, take a shot glass, dip it in the pool to fill it, and put it to one side, that’s about the ratio of li-on cells used in mobile devices vs used in cars, except in a car it won’t be a pocket or a hand that is burnt.

There is a high tech item that I myself am buying that is running two weeks behind schedule because of these same QA issues, thankfully in my case it is all made from things that *can* be fully scanned and tested by QA before it ships, so it just means delays and at least I am assured that when I finally get my hands on it, it has been fully tested first.

This is one of the tacit hidden secrets in the motor industry, only those marques with fully equipped test cells that test *everything* on the vehicle on a rolling road prior to it leaving the production line have any sort of remaining name for quality and reliability, everything else is a fucking crap shoot.

One of the real hidden secrets in modern manufacturing is when you start making everything with a CPU and sensors controlling it, instead of using that processing power to highlight problems and put them back into the remedial line for fixing and rectification, increasingly that computing power is being used to compensate for and mask those fucking problems.

Of course different production facilities face different issues, in the early days of silicon wafer fabs it wasn’t unknown for sites to go bust trying to nail down elusive problems that beset yield.

But even at the low low low end of someone going to a local hardware store to buy plywood to make a dolls house or bird house, some of that material you buy is going to be crap.

While many will be commenting that a rise in the minimum wage from 9 buck to 10 bucks will send businesses out of business, almost nobody comments about the production and yield issues faced by anyone buying in goods or materials.

Back in the day when British Standards and ISO paper trail certification was brought in, some people had an inkling and tried to bring in some system to rectify it, but, it doesn’t.

if a laser assembler buys in 10 galvo scanner heads and only 8 of them meet specs when assembled in a machine, it doesn’t help to be able to paper chase all the way back down the assembly and component line to identify what went wrong, because the fact is that in real life 99% of the time there aren’t the processes in place to be able to rectify it, cheaper to say awww shucks and ship out two new ones and say sorry, and then reclaim back from your supplier, and so on down the food chain.

The problem with this model is the labour at each stage and the production capacity at each stage is lost.

And that is lierally like burning money, it never comes back.

Just look at AvE’s teardown of a juicero, all that shit to do a job that could have been done just a well with hydraulic pressure or a pair of pinch rollers, and at 5% of the build cost.

And of course if it is all proprietary shit, it’s not like you can go to another supplier for a standard off the shelf part, don’t like denso bearings, go buy a fag bearing…

So basically in 2017 we live in a world where one of three things happens.

  1. You buy a product that is *thoroughly* tested for QA compliance and it only ever gets signed off and shipped when it is right and to spec.
  2. You buy a product where a *sample* are tested, and the rest are taken on faith… if the sample passes, they all pass.
  3. You buy a product where *some* compliance and tolerance tests are made, but nothing is actually fully tested, that stopped at the production prototype stage.

Going back to the Samsung Note 7 debacle, scrapping and recalling the *entire* production run and model range is the most expensive possible and least desireable possible option for a manufacturer.

Even if 30% of them were shit, it would be easier and cheaper and better to recall that 30%, happens all the time with motor cars and washing machines and so on, so the ONLY POSSIBLE reason you do not do it is you *can not* do it.

The problem is that lots of industry insiders tell me that this is an ever increasing problem, and nobody apparently knows how to fix it, or at least, they do not know how to fix it and stay in business, because the fix costs money, lost of money.

Enter the iphone 10, over a thousand bucks, for *meh* features that most of the android world has had for 2 years, but the bendy iphone did the damage, so apple did the only thing they could do, which was tighten up on QA throughout the production process, and now they have a US$1,000+ phone.

And the reactions from many “safe” sales customers the world over is “fuck that”, I’ll wait until the price drops 20%, or I’ll buy something else, or I’ll keep what I have.

Yes, I want a quality item, I just do not want to pay that much for it.

Now, this is a REAL big fucking problem for mass manufacturing of consumer items, there is literally no comparison at all between a shirt factory that has to make a shirt every 30 seconds to stay afloat, and a tailor, who makes shirts to order.

I used to make and build bespoke PC’s and server for people years ago, business wasn’t great, I was never going to retire, but it was steady, because there are a steady minority of people for whom the latest dell isn’t what they want, they know this for a fact, because they tried that shit 3 years ago, and have regretted it ever since.

Apart from one PC that got used as a football by UPS on the way to the client, I never had a single warranty claim of any kind, ever, yet, I’d buy components much the same place as everyone else.

But I soak tested every single machine for 48 hours before shipping it, and I took care with the component selection and matching and assembly… I *did* have a couple that failed at the soak test stage.. the customer never saw them.

I’ve been building PC’s since 300 mhz slot 1 pentium days, I have *never* been able to replicate industry figures for hard disk failure rates, but then I’ve never treated them as cavalierly as everyone else does, including mike dell et al.

I still *plan* for HD failure so it doesn’t kill me as / if / when it happens to me, but the fact is I doubt I have had 4 ever, I have 5 spinning 24/7 in a nas box so it’s not like I never spin the things up either.

Which again brings us back to robotics in assembly, the great white secret hope in assembly plants world wide, not to cut wages bills, or eliminate bolshy staff, but to try to address the burgeoning problem with QA.

You can trivially program a robot to never use more than 1G of acceleration / shock when assembling something.

The places with all the reject components at QA stage are in class 1 from the 3 point list above, and they all have staff who are skilled and conscientious, yes, real sorry your shit is going to be a week late buddy, but you will get exactly the quality you ordered and paid for, and not one iota less, and not masked by cpu intensive software calibration to make it seem as good.

And none of them are into volume production.

 

September 9, 2017

Going electric

Filed under: Wimminz — wimminz @ 2:49 pm

I want to look at some of the practical aspects of electric vehicles, while ignoring the electric vehicles themselves.

Here in the UK gasoline and diesel are bought at the pump by the litre, there are many “independent” retailers and some 88% of the price you pay at the pump is duty or tax of one form or another.

If we call it 37 kWh per gallon (imp) and £1.15 per litre then x 4.54 = £5.22 per gallon and £5.22 / 37 = £0.14 per kWh and as I have always said many times elsewhere when you compare disparate forms of energy they all cost you around about the same in unit price per kWh, and this is of course no accident… if diesel was £0.80 per gallon I could run my old lister start-o-matic and sell electricity back to the grid and make a profit.

A 50 kWh battery is becoming the new norm for electric cars.

Here in the UK we also have a 240 VAC @ 50 Hz mains supply.

It’s AC so it’s not quite as simple as DC, but for the purposes of this post we can call 1 ampere at 240 volts AC equivalent to 240 watts, so a little over 4 hours to get 1 kWh at a 1 ampere rate.

So 4 x 50 = 200 hours to fully charge a 50 kWh battery, except it isn’t, there are losses, so we will call it 80% efficient as a process, including thermal losses in all the electronics and electrical conductors, and losses in the chemical charging process, and 80% is a pretty favourable figure, so 250 hours to charge a 50 kWh battery at a 1 ampere rate.

So 25 hours to charge a 50 kWh battery at a 10 ampere rate.

Here in the UK we have the best domestic plug and socket design on the planet, but what few realise is that the sole purpose of the fuse in the fused plug is to protect the wire, nothing else.

In theory it is a 13 ampere plug, so in theory you can draw 13 x 240 = 3,120 watts, in practice you might want to consider that a temporary peak rating rather than a continuous rating, I tend to be a bit “properly engineered is overengineered” so I tend do go one size up in cable wiring and so on, and still be cautious about current draw… because I tend to base my calculations on voltage drop at full load so when I wired up the shed at the bottom of someone’s garden 35 metres of 4.5 mm2 cable was used inside MT ducting and that shit will carry 13 amperes all day and all night with minimal thermal generation and voltage drop.

Anyway, 25 hours to charge a 50 kWh battery at a 10 ampere rate.

That isn’t practical, it needs to come down to 8 hours, and we can’t shrink the battery, so all that remains is to treble the power draw, so now we are at 8 hours to charge a 50 kWh battery at 30 amperes @ 240 VAC @ 50 Hz

Now we come to the first practical issue, we cannot use a domestic plug and socket because of the 30 amperes, nor can we use the domestic downstairs socket wiring loop, we have to run a new cable from the main breaker and consumer unit, and it is going to have to be 10 mm2 and it is going to have to have its own circuit and breaker maybe 40 amp.

So now we are rewiring part of the ground floor of the house, and it has to be done right, so conduit as well, it will be going through walls so holes to be drilled, and it will need a new earth down where the socket goes and *ideally* a separate local CU/breaker box in the garage just above the new 30 amp industrial socket, which needs a switch too, you do not want it live all the time, so a nice 30 amp breaker switch too.

We are probably easily at £250 in materials here even if I DIY myself, and lets be honest, it’s not a very elegant system, because there is nothing in it to prevent the cooker and electric shower and everything else in the house being turned on, and tripping the main 40 amp breaker from the meter tails to the main CU.

Remember, 40 amps is enough to run everything in a standard house, simultaneously, now we are adding a 30 amp load…

So we can get a bit more sophisticated and put the 30 amp system on a timer, 10 pm to 6 am, bottom line is it can be made to work.

And we just, “accidental like” stumbled across the sole reason for Tesla to sell the power wall, it’s basically a trickle charge tank that fills gradually 24/7 and dumps into the car on demand at power rates that the domestic wiring can’t handle… it’s a good idea, but you add another 80% efficient system into the circuit so now you’re down to 64% overall efficiency in kWh extracted from the mains to kWh charge present in the EV battery.

Because we also just “accidental like” stumbled across the other problem with all this, we can make this system work, for ONE EV PER HOUSE with a 50 kWh battery.

To run TWO electric vehicles per house, we have an issue, because the basic supply and CU (consumer unit) isn’t rated for that sort of power, even if we put it on a timer to run overnight.

So while the supply to the house itself can take the power, out wiring job just got more complex, essentially we will need a complete separate supply and CU from the domestic circuit, and this bitch is going to be an 80 amp circuit from the meter tails to the garage / charge point.

Your DIY £250 parts bill just turned into £1,000, plus you’ll need a certified by the electric company sparky to wire the 25 mm2 tails from your new CU to the existing supply…. and you’ll be running either twin 10 mm2 circuits to independent CU/Switch/30a sockets in the garage, or a single 25 mm2 to the twin CU/switch/30a sockets.

If you have a single EV and draw 50 kWh per night @ £0.15 per kWh then you are drawing £7.50 a night, call it 6 days a week and you have 6 x 52 = 312 days, and 312 days at £7.50 = £2,340 per annum.

OK, you aren’t buying anything at the gas pumps at £1.15 per litre.

What you did do though was add 50 kWh of baseload to the electricity grid overnight, and this is just one house with one car.

5 million cars doing this is 5,000,000 x 50 = 250,000,000 kWh per night, or 250,000 mWh per night, basically you are adding to the grid baseload by 25,000 megawatts for 8 hours every night, that’s 25 gigawatts for 8 hours every night.

And this is ONLY 5 million electric cars.

Now, if you are wondering about actual UK grid numbers, wonder no more, and go here

http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/index.php

So, as I type this at 1 pm, on a saturday, grid load is 31.4 gigawatts…

45 gigawatts is capacity, and daily peaks often run around the 40 gigawatt mark.

Baseload generating capacity comes from hydro, nuke, or coal/gas, that’s it, there is no solar at night and wind while useful isn’t baseload, unless you want to go back to the days of sailing ships and everyone is 3 days late going to work because their tesla was becalmed.

Currently we only have 8 gigawatts of nuke capacity, so even running all the nukes at max exclusively to charge electric vehicles we are still woefully short of the 25 gigawatts we need for JUST 5 million EVs

So basically that means the coal and gas fired plants are going to be redlined all night every night.. not good for longevity and planned maintenance.

Tree huggers will tell you that connected EV’s are just batteries that can feed back into the grid, and that is true.. but…

But….

But.. so far we haven’t gone anywhere near the level of tech required for that, so far we are only talking about “dumb” loads on the grid to charge our only 5 million EV’s, you may as well start over again if you are going to talk about feeding in to the the grid, because you need extra breakers and safety systems and grid certified pure sine wave inverters that lock sync to grid clock frequency, WHICH VARIES EVER SO SLIGHTLY FROM MINUTE TO MINUTE.

Shit just got *really* expensive, and it raises yet another problem, demand exceeded capacity so 50% of grid connected EV’s just drained their batteries to charge the other 50%, and all this extra shit is extra layers of 80% efficiency being added on, 64% drops to 51% etc.

Speaking as an engineer, efficiency doesn’t matter a fuck to the lone guy out in a field or on a boat, so what if your system is only 50% efficient, you don’t care, you are still getting power where otherwise you would not.

When it comes to the large scale though, the inverse is true, you live and die by fractions of a single percentage point in efficiency, going from 82.3% efficient to 82.2% efficient can ruin your whole fucking week, when you are talking large scale, it is literally hundeds of thousands of wasted dollars pouring through your hands every hour, and that shit adds up *real* fast.

Which means, amongst other things, from the grid perspective they have no choice but to treat inverted feeds from EV batteries the same as solar and wind, it’s not baseload.

We just, all “accidental like” tripped over the third big revelation, you cannot manage a grid like this unless you can manage the loads, and hence so called “smart” meters.

Like everything else in life it starts off “voluntary” and before you have many more grey hairs it’s fucking mandatory, like seat belts and crash helmets, for “the common good”… and it’s pretty fucking easy to enforce, electric is 16p per kWh with a smart meter or 32 p per kWh with an old fashioned dumb meter.

Now the grid can decide that none of the EV’s in Bristol get to start charging at 11 pm, it will be 12 pm instead, and the EV’s in Sheffield can go on grid feed mode from 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm while one of the grid turbines is down for peridoic maintenance and inspection.

Meanwhile those running the grid and generating electricity, you know, greedy corporations, can continue to run pretty much the existing infrastructure for a while longer, and for example Hickley point C (now under construction) will add 3.2 gigawatts, it’s one of eight new stations being built, so 8 x 3.2 = 25.6 gigawatts… just enough to provide overnight baseload charging for 5 million EV’s

What a fucking coinkydink… because 5 million EV’s by 2020-2025 is one of those government think tank numbers.

With 100% new vehicles being EV by 2040, which is just about the right sort of timeline, public acceptance and opinion wise, if you are going to start building 400-450 gigawatts of new nuke power plants by 2040, just in time to run all those EVs, cars and trucks and buses and all.

Given the water cut numbers for Ghawar and all, it’s actually probably sensible, and I’m actually a fan of nuke power, and roll on fusion power… but….

If all this reminds you of the inception of things like Standard Oil and the Railroads in the US, then you’re not far wrong.

Please note, as promised, I haven’t talked about actual EV’s anywhere here, I have talked about the practicalities of the electric power generation and distribution systems required, and NONE of this shit is going to be done along engineering practicality and best practices, ALL of it is being done along the lines of robber barons and corporate hegemony.

Even the one huge remaining practical problem can be solved at the stroke of a pen.

I live in a house with on street parking, and the road in front of me is an A road, my font “garden” is literally wide and long enough for me to park my motorcycle and store two rubbish bins, and out front on the road is residents parking, for which I have 2 permits for 2 cars.

At the stroke of a pen “street furniture” goes up, in UK law those providing “infrastructure” such as BT or cable TV or power grid, do not need planning permission to install street furniture, nor does the council to install parking meters or street lamps.

At the stroke of a pen everyone with on street parking can find a charging post put every car length along this road, and in management synergy you can theh combine residential parking permissions and car charging and vehicle licencing and insurance and everything else, because smart meters and smart cards are not just for houses and phones.

If I am a nice law abiding citizen with a registered domicile and with a legal and insured vehcile and I myself am legal, why, then I can plug my EV into the post in front of my house and both park and charge at the same time.

Easy to put a sensor into the post too, oi, central computer, there is a vehicle next to me that isn’t plugged in, it isn’t even registered to this address, hell, it doesn’t even have an ID (shades of idiocracy… UNSCANNABLE!!!)

Best of all, none of this shit is mandatory, no new laws required, just friendly nice helpful environmentally safe companies providing a valuable service for those who want it.

Whaddayamean you don’t want it… UNSCANNABLE!!!

Of course, it is technically possible to make a 1950’s english electric milk float style EV, but nobody will, every single EV will have MIPS to spare, and it will be used…. look at the new SAFECAR thing being voted in without a peep in the states, no safety standards, the onboard computers do everything, and I mean everything, if the fucking thing can drive itself it can sure as fuck scan every cunt with a phone with bluetooth/wifi/nfc who walks past, and it can sure as fuck report where it is and who is using it, and it can sure as fuck coperate with the smart meter in the smart charging post and the smart utility company to manage profits H^H^H^H loads and demand and so on.

There is NO OTHER POSSIBILITY that what I state here to be actual fact and actual plans that are actually being put into place, all I am doing here is joining the dots.

My only conjectures are that things that could be done will be done, because my life experience tells me that this is so.

You and I, we can sit down and discuss for example my father, and my grandfather, when grandad started driving it was like walking, you bought or made a pair of shoes, and they took you where you willed, and the very idea of licencing was ludicrous, never mind road rules or anything else, sure, there was in theory some shit that applied in far off places like London, but where he was, nah.

Dad was the same, drove for years since he was 14, it was the british army that gave him an actual paper licence, he never sat a driving test in his life.

Me, my dad taught me to drive at 12, ok it was overseas, real culture shock to come back to the UK and be told I needed all sorts of licences and permissions and other bits of paper to do what I had been doing for years, what’s that, you’re sixteen, forget it kid, you can ride a moped and that’s it…. me having ridden motorcyles, driven cars, driver 4 wheel drives, driven old foden arctics, driven boats… you got to be fucking kidding me.

“Smart meters” are the answer to the dumb gas pump, CCTV in filling stations and paying for your fuel in plastic is just a half way house on the road of convenience, full blown CPU’s running full blown OS’s and code in *everything* is the way forwards, and all that shit only makes sense if it all talks to everything else.

And dumb fucks, *especially* dumb fucks in technology, can only moan about why would I want an internet of things toaster, duh…

The Ti disable chip in almost all inkjet cartridges is why, you are not the fucking buyer.

YOU may buy one or two EV’s every few years, to a power generation company, their customers are the guys who manufacture and put 5 million new EV’s on the road every fucking year, THEY talk to each other, YOU do not figure.

Everyone asks what comes next after the fiat money property bubble.

I have ALWAYS maintained that ENERGY PER CAPITA is everything, and have said many many many times, 25 kWh per person per day, that’s basic civilised lifestyle.

EVERYTHING is about energy, and the EV revolution is all about energy, and therefore all about money and power.

For THESE people all the advantages of a gallon of diesel are disadvantages, electrons pushed down a conductor have NONE of the disadvantages of a gallon of diesel, and it gets amazingly double plus good when you can exert extremely fine control and tracking of those electron flows by other electron flows in data streams controlled by CPU’s running software, it’s a fucking wet dream.

Within 6 months you EV CPU will have enough data on you and your usage patterns to allow grid companies to predict six months in advance how much power you will be wanting between 11pm and 7 am on the 13th June 2020.

The only thing we are missing then is the smartest guys in the room, or a hurricane, or lithium whiskers, or stuxnet for scada/canbus, or something, but whatever it is, there will be profit in it, lots and lots of profit.

We aready digitised and virtualised the fiat currency you will NEED to participate in this new energy economy.

Again, all “accidental like”.

All we are missing from the plan is the smart street furniture being remotely addressable on a street by street basis, and then to broadcast as little as 3 metres wirelessly, shut down, or limit power expenditure to drivetrain to 5 kw or 5 mph

Feel free to get out and walk, the shit, EV’s and all, can still track you and your phone walking past.

Most of the building blocks are already in place, the remaining ones are being built as we speak.

What effective measures are in place to prevent abuse, even if it is all 100% “voluntary”

What crime do you believe you will be charged with, should you vandalise or otherwise interfere with any of this infrastructure?

I’ll give you a clue. Terrorism.

At this point, it won’t matter if you are a neo nazi or a raghead or a britain’s got talent fan.

Not that it *has* to be a Huxley distopian future, it doesn’t *have* to be that way, there are ways out if you yourself choose to be a technocrat, as opposed to a user or a luddite.

That it is coming, and as decribed here, that, IMHO, is no longer a subject for debate, there are simply too many connected pieces already in play, to make a profit and survive any large business will have no option but to embrace and extend.

Such is the real nature of technological revolution.

Now you know how all the horse and steam power guys felt when electrictrickery came in… and the wireless telegraph, and the tesla synchronous motor, and the electric light bulb.

Adapt and survive and prosper, or do not.

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