Archive for June, 2017

Meeting of Minds

June 30, 2017

Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah, Department of Economics

June 29, 2017

This is very kind of Kerry Pendergast, I know that part of Merthyr Tydfil from the Heads of the Valleys Road. Steep down and steep up again.”

Will Mrs Ron be taking part in these meetings? After all, she is more qualified to converse with the Dismal Scientist than you are; what with her being a fellow economist,

http://www.companydirectorcheck.com/larisa-evans

Duty of Care

June 30, 2017

Many thanks to Kerry Pendergast

June 30, 2017

Many thanks to Kerry Pendergast for meeting the industrial economist Steve Bannister of the University of Utah at Abergavenny railway station and bringing him back on the Heads of the Valleys road. This runs straight through Merthyr Tydfil where Kerry went to Grammar School. Craig y Nos Castle Hotel’s website is well designed and is getting over 9,000 page views a month (attached). It is situated about twenty miles from Swansea. A Waterfront Hotel is most convenient for the Trevithick engine. I can meet Steve on the Friday. We are currently at a record high monthly interest in the ECE2 papers and books.”

The Dismal Scientist may like to know that Penderghastly is planning to drive him along one of the most dangerous roads in Wales.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/danger-road-needs-safety-improvements-2095450

We hope that Penderghastly is not one of those drivers who, like movie stars, feel that they have to look at their shotgun passenger while talking to him. Here is what to expect (small but representative sample):

 

Time to Catch Up

June 30, 2017

Many thanks to Kerry Pendergast

June 30, 2017

Many thanks to Kerry Pendergast for meeting the industrial economist Steve Bannister of the University of Utah at Abergavenny railway station and bringing him back on the Heads of the Valleys road. This runs straight through Merthyr Tydfil where Kerry went to Grammar School. Craig y Nos Castle Hotel’s website is well designed and is getting over 9,000 page views a month (attached). It is situated about twenty miles from Swansea. A Waterfront Hotel is most convenient for the Trevithick engine. I can meet Steve on the Friday. We are currently at a record high monthly interest in the ECE2 papers and books.”

Now, before the Dismal Scientist turns up, you really should make an effort to read his doctoral thesis. You see, you are listed as a member of the Dissertation Approval Committee … but you do not appear to have read it! You continually claim that it says one thing e.g.,

Osamu Ide and Horst Eckardt should be invited to give lecture demonstrations to the RSC and RS. As AIAS Fellow Steve Bannister (Dept. of Economics, University of Utah) points out in his Thesis  …  it will bring in a second industrial revolution because it is an inexhaustible source of clean energy. [open letter to the President of the RSC, 11th February]

but it actually says another,

The work identifies two energy revolutions explaining the EIR. The first, converting from wood to coal for industrial and domestic heating purposes, probably happened  several times in history at other places in addition* to England. In addition* to this first–phase energy revolution in England, Chapter 2 documents an added noteworthy instance, that of the iron and steel industry in Sung China (960–1126 CE). The second  revolution, converting from muscle power to steam power, happened first in England before engulfing the world. [Thesis abstract]

His thesis says absolutely nothing about perpetual-motion machines; he would still be Mr Bannister if it had! This dichotomy means that you are either too incompetent to have been a rightful and valid member of the committee or you are intellectually dishonest. One might almost call that persistent dilemma for the onlooker your defining feature. We, by the way, are in no doubt.

*hmmm … clumsy

AIAS Defunct

June 28, 2017

Checking Note 380(4)

June 28, 2017

Right, agreed, this will be fixed in the final paper as usual. Our system of checking, graphics and computer algebra is also first class, and the entire theory is based on irrefutable Cartan geometry. Our papers have been refereed and checked hundreds of thousands of times by a vast and permanent readership coming from the best universities, institutes, corporations, military facilities and similar in the world. Our scientometrics are uniquely accurate and detailed.”

This is not news, it has always been true; it is just that every passing day makes it ever more obvious. Even we would ignore it if it were not for the fact that Ron has received an undeserved accolade and will forever pollute the list of great British scientists if he is not removed. Ron is a crackpot pure-and-simple, and all of the remaining AIAS fellows are crackpots: those who still had a scientific reputation to protect have quietly defected over the years. Our apologies to any reputable scientists who have simply forgotten that they are on Ron’s ‘staff list’. Ron himself proves, on a daily basis, that his theories are nonsense by using them to ‘confirm’ the existence of phenomena which do not in fact exist. Among these phenomena are the supposed net energy production by simple electrical circuits (Ideotic, Hill-of-Beans, MEG), supposed antigravity (Laithwaite, Biefeld-Brown) and retrograde precession. Computer-checking cannot detect defective theory, especially if the person doing the checking has himself a vested interest in supporting the drivel. All of these obsessions (perpetual-motion, antigravity, anti-Einsteinism) place Ron & Co. firmly in the lunatic fringe. Everything else is pure fantasy and deception. There is no proof of any interest from real scientists: there is never any direct communication from them, no other sign of their interest, and the ‘scientometrics’ are clearly bogus. The web-traffic monitoring site which Ron now uses for support is known to generate unrealistic results. Meanwhile, Ron’s publications are panned by every reviewer other than his creature, Penderghastly.  We call on Ron to ask that he be removed from the list of Civil List Scientists (he can keep the monetary part). Let him jump before he is pushed.  

Potential Fraud Warning

June 26, 2017

http://review.easycounter.com/statshow.com

http://www.infobarrel.com/forum.php?id=3988&page=1#52001

 

Here’s a Curious Thing or Two

June 23, 2017

Page Views per Month for www.aias.us

June 23, 2017

Overall Activity Report: AIAS

These are the scientometrics for page views per month for www.aias.us using WebLog 2.53 feedback software. The same method has been used for fifteen years so there is an excellent and very accurate record. The page views per month for www.upitec.org are added to this to give an average for 2016 of 75,264 page views per month.”

According to Ron’s favorite monitoring site, statshow, “upitec.org is not currently ranked anywhere. upitec.org was launched at January 25, 2010 and is 7 years and 151 days. It reaches roughly 30 users and delivers about 30 page views each month. Its estimated monthly revenue is $0.00. We estimate the value of upitec.org to be around $10.00”  Is that not curious, given that upitec is essentially a mirror-site for both aias and Ron’s blog? What does WebLog say about upitec, Ron? And look how craftily he combines the page-views for the two sites in order to conceal this strange disparity. It is rather like the old conundrum given to beginning statistics students: ‘a tramp jumps into a billionaire’s Rolls Royce. Not counting the chauffeur, is there now an average of two multi-millionaires in the car?’ Ron certainly wants to give that impression. Here is another curious thing. Statshow also says that Ron’s blog has been running for over 17 years. Where is the rest of it?

Dylan Expert

June 22, 2017

Comparison with the Dylan Thomas Centre www.dylanthomas.com

June 22, 2017

On www.statshow.com the Dylan Thomas Centre website www.dylanthomas.com is getting 10,950 page views a month compared with 75,264 for our very own AIAS / UPITEC, based in Swansea’s North Pole, Craig Cefn Parc. Dylan Marlais Thomas is advertized now as Swansea’s most famous son, but in his own lifetime he was dirt poor and regarded as a waster by the bone headed, of which there are many around here. He is certainly Swansea’s most famous son, science in Wales always takes second place to literature.”

Learn more about Dylan from local Swansea celebrity, historian and poet:

 

 

A Cunning Plan

June 22, 2017

We know that various individuals have sent complaints about Ron to the Royal Society of Chemistry, to the Honours Forfeiture Committee and to other relevant bodies and officials. The problem is that bureaucracy can easily ignore an isolated ‘disgruntled of hicktown’. Meanwhile, petitions tend to fizzle out, or are blocked by the very person who is complained about. Even a successful petition with many signatures might be easily ‘mislaid’ … being a single communication. So the plan is this: at some date in the future, we shall provide a handy checklist of all of Ron’s misdeeds. At a second date, every suitably motivated person will simultaneously send a letter to one or all of the relevant bodies (foreign readers should allow for postal delays). Try as he might, no bureaucrat could hide such a pile of snail-mail, especially if the media got to hear of it.  Distasteful advertisements and TV programmes have been banned because of a relatively small number of simultaneous complaints; hence our stratagem. Any readers who would be inclined to take part in such a ‘writing exercise’ are invited to signal such intent on our latest poll. 

Poll News

June 22, 2017

Attentive readers will have noticed that our other polls have been moved from 2014, where they were languishing, to permanent display. Do not worry if you voted back in 2014, and found that repeat votes were blocked: to celebrate the move, we have temporarily removed the block on previous voters … for one time only. We do not believe in the Irish advice to “vote early, vote often!”

Damn Fine Bagels

June 22, 2017

Edits for my Lifetime Achievement Site

June 22, 2017

Fred Marks, Editor in Chief, notified me that the website is

http://wwlifetimeachievement.com/2017/05/11/myron-wyn-evans/

I edited the entry and submitted it about a week ago, so the edits may be in your files. I sent it using the “submit” facility. If at all possible, it is best to reproduce the attached CV in the above site. The attached CV may also be used to update my Marquis entry next time round. I can electronically update my Marquis entry as usual. I am most grateful for this signal honour and the award is proudly displayed in our library here.”

Needless to say, this is yet another vanity scam. It is run by Randy Narod. His ‘thing’ (wink wink) is night-club ownership. Oh, and he also owns bagel shops. He is perhaps not the best person to document academic qualifications, given that he paid someone to take examinations in his place. For that he was barred from practising his chosen profession.  Like Ron, he is an FoT (friend of Trump). Ron is linked to Trump by climate-change denying. Narod is linked to Trump by an educational scam in which they participated,

 In his CV, Ron has of course included almost all of the usual lies, such as the one that he is an Honorary Fellow of Lancaster University.  He openly admits his links to perpetual-motion cranks. That would bar him from inclusion in genuine biographies but, of course, it does not matter here. Again missing from his CV are all of his entries in the books from the International Biographical Centre. Perhaps he is able to spot at least some of the many vanity scams out there. Note that it is possible to contact Ron via the first link above. Be sure to congratulate him. By the way, Ron, was it your idea to have a spinning-top next to your entry, or is that Randy’s concept of ‘science’. In either case, what irony!