Archive for June, 2016

Hammered

June 30, 2016

The Mullocks auction did not go too well, did it, Ron? Absolutely no interest from the room or internet. But it could have gone much better for you and much worse for us! One of our group was trying to bid on your lots and would have gone as high as £100 for the medals and 50p for the papers! Now, while trying to juggle a movie camera (to record the proceedings) and control the mouse at the same time, he almost made a legally binding offer when the first lot appeared, thinking that the starting bid was £10. It was of course a ridiculous £10000. He does have the means to pay that, and a genuinely valuable lot could always have been re-sold … but your wildly overrated collection would really have been money down the drain! And the camera failed to record anything! A washout for everyone.

 

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Blowhard

June 29, 2016

Wind 8.54%, speed 1 – 18 mph

June 29, 2016

This is about as much as the wind turbines will ever produce, so the propaganda is compete deception. The 18 mph wind happens to be over West Wales and is the highest speed in the British Isles today.”

… and perpetual-motion (‘energy-from-spacetime’) and LENR (cold-fusion) will never produce anything at all, because they are SCAMS. Those who provide theoretical back-up for them should be regarded as ‘accessories before the fact’: i.e. criminals. Insanity, of course, would be a good defence to that charge.

 

 

Petard Come Home to Roost?

June 28, 2016

Why did Wales shoot itself in the foot in this referendum? | Richard W…

June 28, 2016

It has been obvious to me all my life that the country needs to be a Bevanite socialist republic, nationalizing all land owned by absentee landlords such as aristocrats. This was a referendum set up in London: Scotland, Ulster and Wales had no say in it because England has the overwhelming advantage in population.”

You have been bleating about ‘direct democracy’ for years. We have been pointing out meanwhile that, since the IQ of the entire population is 100, by definition, that would mean that important decisions were being made by a not-particularly-bright person. And now it is finally dawning on you that ‘direct democracy’, the sort that people always think that they are fighting wars to protect, should not be permitted. That is why civilized countries all use the (disguised) dictatorship/junta system known as ‘representational  democracy’. It gives the people the illusion of choice while, in fact, protecting the age-old vested interests of the powerful.

Finding the Right Level

June 25, 2016

FOR POSTING: Promotion by The Indie Book Board, ref: AB95V

June 25, 2016

Many thanks, much appreciated. A complete list of venture published books is found on the home page of www.aias.us. They are made available open source and have a very large readership around the world. The books are well produced by the publishers and are well worth buying.”

You should totally go for that Ron! We see pseudoscience as a sort of ‘intellectual pornography’, so your work would fit in well between such great works as The Secrets of Lucifer (“The purpose of this book is to investigate and ascertain the possible prophetic mathematical calculations that are related to people, places, events and time. The presumption is that certain events on Earth are mirrored in the Heavens or have a cause and effect in astronomical phenomenon. In particular, prophetic nuances are examined to ascertain a possible Biblically inspired theme or an occultic undertaking”) and Club Zer0 Nine (“The continuing humiliating predicaments faced by Kyle as he is trained as a chastity belted maid at the [club]. Now owned by the bulling Alpha Male Mister Harrison, Kyle suffers from the mortification of seeing his lovely wife Madison also wearing Mister Harrison’s collar. Part two takes up the story following his graduation as a fully qualified Maid in training”) on Skunk [sic] Radio. 

Without Fear of Contradiction

June 23, 2016

New Work by Osamu Ide

June 23, 2016

This looks very important as usual.”

We say that Ideotic is clearly a fool or a knave. If he thinks that the output is really three times the input then he is a fool. If he seeks funding to ‘develop’ his perpetual-motion machine, or tries to sells plans or ‘working’ devices, then he is certainly a knave. Hey,  Ideotic, why not post film of one of your gadgets driving at least two others. Those two could then each drive two more. Before too long, you could outstrip the energy output of a quasar! Or you could simply brush up your experimental technique and retire gracefully from the lunatic fringe.

Basket Case

June 23, 2016

Re Amazon Kindle

June 23, 2016

nAgreed with Alex about this, the best choice is probably still “New Generation”. Having hunted around they seem to be the most economical. The intention is to print off a few copies and arrange to send the complimentary copies to some AIAS / UPITEC Fellows. We outpower any publishing house as can be seen from the scientometrics.”

Better send them some money quickly! None of us is an accountant, but their last balance sheet appears to show that they are some £6000 in the red, and they have so far failed to file accounts for 2016. It must be very hard for publishers these days, when so many people insist on giving text away. On the other hand, “what doesn’t cost anything isn’t worth anything”. Hey, Ron, you should found your own journal … er … oops. How about founding your own university … um … oops again. 

6/10 for Effort, 0/10 for Accuracy

June 23, 2016

Gareth’s Preface

June 23, 2016

Yes it was opened by Horst and myself. I translated it into doc as per attached, and this may work.”

This might pass muster as a schoolboy essay, cribbed from elementary-level textbooks, but it is not exactly an electrifying call-to-arms is it? It is hard to believe that this amateurish spiel was written by anyone with a scientific training; the writer clearly has no knowledge of the history of physics, outside of what he has gleaned from TV documentaries and ‘popular science’ books. It is ‘boiler-plate’ writing, and bad writing at that.  Quite apart from all of the blatant lies about the ‘success’ of Ron’s crackpot ‘theory’ and the supposed failures of real physics, it is relentlessly awful. He has not even corrected the ‘hay days’ mistake which we helpfully pointed out weeks ago. He misses out the key word, ‘universal’ from Newton’s gravitational theory: others had recognized that there was attraction between bodies (although Gilbert thought that it was magnetism). Newton realized that the attraction applied to every particle of matter.  Newton was the first to note the equivalence of inertial and gravitational masses. Einstein ‘merely’ explained it. Einstein also ‘only’ explained mass-energy equivalence; it was already widely accepted. The speed of light (in vacuo) is a limit on the transfer of information, not on the movement of ‘bodies with mass’ per se. The ‘quote’ about Einstein and quantum theory does not seem to have been used by him, and has been attributed by ‘science writers’. English was not his mother-tongue but, if he had said it, he would have surely known the difference between ‘temporary’ and ‘temporarily’. Gareth-the-Sewage clearly does not. We are not even sure that he knows the difference between ‘epoch’ and ‘era’. There is the usual name-checking (his master’s voice) of Bacon, but no adherence to Bacon’s principles. Yes, one must check theory by experiment. So why is that not done here? What his Fuehrer does is to twist (incorrect) mathematics so as to fit existing data (the bad habit demonstrated by all of Ron’s chemical work). Bacon requires the theory to be checked against new data and new experimental variables. ‘Double-counting’ of the same data is not permitted. Note that Ron’s theory thus only ‘fits where it touches’: it fits the bits that it was forced to fit! In his gravitational musings, he ‘explains’ orbits … but cannot explain tides. In his gravitometric musings, he ‘explains’ precession …. but cannot explain nutation.  Ron thinks that computer-algebra is a sure check on his correctness, but computer-algebra can no more validate theory than a spell-checker can detect a (correctly spelled) lie.  Nobody seems to care about this sort of thing any more, but the punctuation is haphazard, the sentence-construction is clumsy and he makes the tyro (schoolboy?) mistake of using the same word repeatedly when a synonym or two would have been less jarring.  But apart from all of that, your Daddy will be very pleased!

The Ceredigion Candidate

June 23, 2016

Power from LENR, Spacetime and Tidal Lagoons

June 23, 2016

Many thanks in turn! I think that Gareth would be influential on this committee in favour of energy from spacetime and LENR. In order to be elected to the U. S. National Academy itself, nominations are needed from academicians, one cannot apply. It is the same process as Fellowship of the Royal Society, and the same type of process as used in the Nobel Prize.”

Excellent idea: he could be the representative from Cloudcuckooland, turning up with a freshly-washed brain and spouting nonsense about perpetual motion machines already being sold out of hovels in Mexico or being ‘developed’ by incompetent experimenters in Japan and Germany. It is frightening to think that this person was actually employed as a ‘science officer’ by a County Council.  

Centenary

June 21, 2016

Ron does not seem to have noticed that 2016 is the centenary of the derivation of the Schwarzschild solution. This was the first exact solution of Einstein’s field equations to be found. It is the unique solution for the empty spacetime outside of any spherically gravitating source, and is the basis of most experimental tests of General Relativity.  It is also a very good approximation of spacetime outside of a sphere that is slowly rotating or which is slightly deformed. It describes well the gravitational field outside of bodies such as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes and predicts the effects of gravitational lensing. It is difficult however to interpret properly some of the observable effects without having a profound understanding of special and general relativity, and the effects sometimes seem to be at odds with both common sense and with introductory physics textbooks. That is why loonies like Ron and Crothers think that they are needed, and have a better grip on the  subject. They are not, and they don’t.

Hard Copy

June 21, 2016

PECE Beginning its Run

June 21, 2016

Many thanks to Gareth and also to Horst for covering the cost of typesetting. Also to Steve Bannister of the University of Utah for voluntary typesetting and Alex Hill for translating and illustrating chapter one. Horst also illustrated chapter one in the English version, and added his own incisive sections and graphics. I will shop around now for the most economic Venture Publisher. This may well still be New Generation in London.”

We look forward to seeing it in print. We shall then take great pleasure in listing all of the mistakes that your laughable ‘typesetters’ have made, or failed to correct.