Monday, August 8, 2016

Orange PI One

The Raspberry started a price war for low cost x86/ARM compatibles. This one is winning.

Ordered one off EBay for $16.99 here in Australia.

With a supercheap USB-to-RS485 converter this could be an out-of-the-box solution for CD-OS with Modbus capability. Also has built-in interface for cheap camera so any server would have visual/audio communication built-in. Runs on 5 volts from USB and has hibernate/sleep modes to conserve power all the time when not active. This machine is so overpowered for the CD-OS server it is a joke. Would have no problems managing VOIP traffic as well for a busy shelter.

Very exciting times for owners of batcaves. Everything has plummeted in price since I wrote the first version of CD-OS 20 years ago.

Remember all those years I blathered about converting thin clients to usable servers? That was because the thin clients cost around what one of these things cost. The price differential is at parity now and this device is clearly far superior to most of those thin clients.

I know it is stupid but I am dying to see if I can install NT embedded or Windows 2000 Advanced Server on one of these boxes. I have disks which claim to support "ARM" versions of these systems.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

MDISC : EMP Proof Post-Atomic Data Storage For 1000 Years

A carbon substrate provides the equivalent of your data carved in stone.

Has to be regarded as the ultimate safety measure for storing and archiving digital data.

The U.S. military put this tech through rigorous testing before it was available to civilians.

I intend to order one of the drive burners as soon as I have the money for my SAMBA-based network in the research lab.

Friday, August 5, 2016

My CT Scan Was Two Weeks Ago

Each year, the reconstructions get closer to the truth. Neanderthals both male and female were one damn good looking race of people and the women were particularly beautiful in a unique and singular way. Sorry, scienmagists but the evidence overwhelmingly indicates this one should have blue or hazel eyes, no brown eye genes are found in Neanderthals anywhere.
I had a bad asymmetric migraine two weeks ago and ended up in the emergency room after midnight. Was scared it was a brain tumor. (Total hypochrondriac)

They did some blood work and a CT scan. Turned out to be a sinus infection, probably from going a couple days without sleep working in my damp, cold new research lab I was so overexcited. Once I got Modbus going in my broom closet sized permaculture setup I just seemed to turn off the sleep gene for 72 hours trying to integrate the Modbus over ethernet perfectly with CD-OS.

I warned the doctor when I was lying on the gurney before I went in for the scan, "You may see some ... unusual brain architecture. I'm just warning you. Among other things, a really thick corpus callosum. Don't panic." He says to me, "You have Aspergers, don't you? I have heard they have different brains altogether." I nodded while they were tying up my gown, "Yes. There could be other things. Don't mistake them for pathology, they aren't. I just need somebody to check to see if I have anything there that doesn't belong altogether. Listen, I may look remotely like one of you, but I'm not. It's an illusion. You'll see when it comes back. People like me are only similar to humans a bit on the outside and when you look deeper you'll see something else. I just wanted to tell you not to flip out because it will be different. The science is finally catching up to us."

So he comes back in to see me an hour later. His eyes are the size of saucers. "That's not the brain of a 52 year old man. There's no shrinkage and no atrophy in anything. It is the brain of a 12 year old adolescent boy. Far from there being a brain tumor, the tissue in your head looks like you have yet to go through puberty. No wonder they say people with Aspergers age slowly." I got to see the scans. Looked like an exact reproduction of the scans I have seen in articles about how they discovered that Aspergers has virtually nothing to do with autism and is on the opposite end of the scale physiologically. These scans are the reason they took Aspergers off the DSM altogether and came up with some mild vague remark about it "being on the spectrum." They neglected to mention it is the antipode of the spectrum with neurotypicals in the middle and closer to autism than we ever were.

I asked the doctor, "Do you think our ancestral line may have had to cope with cold temperatures by slowing growth to delay sexual maturity? It would have been a very effective way to control fertility and lower birth rates to match food resources. I think that is what you are seeing there. Think of the potential to maintain a flexible and creative mind for problem solving by keeping the mind young, curious and playful. Similar genetic strategies are seen throughout the entire mammalian biological spectrum. Our ancestors were nerds without question, all of them. They probably found nearly everything fascinating in it's way."

Does The Clinton Foundation Hold Up The Entire House of Cards?

Some people in the FBI believe it does.

If Hillary loses it won't just be her going to prison. Half of the Beltway may be going with her.

This kind of incentive will motivate these people to do whatever is necessary to get Killary into the White House.

If she gets in there, she is going to start World War III. You better believe it. This woman loves to kill other people while she sits in and sips on tea.

None dare call it treason ... if treason succeeds.

Neanderthal Brains Are Vastly Superior Neural Hardware

Vigilance at night to guard against arctic predators, hoarding during thaws to stock the cave with as much as possible without much concern for organization until later, frequent releases of frustration with colourful pejoratives with little regard for social mores.

I knew all this stuff already.

Sapiens is concerned with appearances and perceptions. Neanderthals are only interested in results. One is adapted for warm weather. The other adapted to live on Earth. Guess who wins this one in the end. No wonder Sapiens desperately needs to believe in global warming. The alternative is extinction for his genes.

Survivalists, I got the M. Night Shymalayan ending for you. Do you know how your whole life almost everybody around you keeps insisting that only people suffering from mental illness are interested in being prepared? The twist at the end of the movie is ... CT Scans of the brain reveal everybody else is nuts except for survivalists and people of similar genetic bent. Neanderthal doesn't need to explain, he is the longest surviving hominid on the planet and was adequately debugged a hundred thousand years ago or earlier. The reason Neanderthals are vigilant about the future is that they are extremely intelligent, farsighted and always on top of their game even when everybody else around them is blowing bubbles and waiting for the secular paradise. There is no plan B other than Neanderthal genes. All others are botched and bungled.

There's poetry in cursing and calumny and different kinds of language play in vituperation that are essentially a way to turn anger and fear into a sort of comic relief. Once again, a creature who manages to spin gold out of lead every time no matter what the situation. When the problem has been properly insulted then the return to problem solving is likely to follow.

The Year Before A Supereruption

Quartz crystal formations around caldera.

This could be a very useful discovery to predict megavolcano eruptions with sufficient lead time to warn civilians.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Who Is Going To Get The Jump On Who?

Must read, this is pretty good stuff. Four part series.

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

In all scenarios, Australia ends up a glassine pock-marked crater field where only a handful of hardcore survivalists remain deep underground. I have yet to see any analysis where Australia doesn't get vaporized early in the war. Nobody likes an I-told-you-so. But I did tell you so.

The Fifth Column Inside

Both Clintons have done more to assist the enemies of the United States than the best double agents and plants that Russia or China could have possibly hired.

Nations cannot survive this kind of treason in the highest offices. The notion that the Secretary of State would be taking cash in for helping Russian hackers understand U.S. security measures is so far out that if you made this story up, nobody would believe it. The fact she did this outside her office on her own time without authority of Congress recalls the exact circumstances that Bill Clinton was found to be intrigued in when it was discovered China was funneling money to his campaign in exchange for blueprints and samples of 4th generation navigation computers created by the U.S. military. There is little doubt that these systems are now onboard the hypersonic nuclear drone fleet that the Chinese have produced which may soon be employed to turn the United States into a 3000 mile wide radioactive parking lot.

Truth has become so much stranger than fiction that fiction seems comforting in comparison and this is why so many of the sheeple embrace it. They don't have the stomach for the real world. They are scared and grab anxiously at explanations that seem to normalize these circumstances and help them to ignore it all.

Keep Winning Barry Soetoro

Barry wins again. He continues to distinguish himself in that office with many firsts.

Bad things brewing on the horizon, campers. If Trump gets in there without getting assassinated first he will have his work cut out for him.