Sunday, January 31, 2010

Best Resource Yet For Converting Thins

Best site on the internet. I am amazed I found it today when looking for more info on Wyse 1125 and 3125SE machines.

For those of you who don't know, any system you can get Linux running on you can get a vastly scaled down version of Linux running on (BusyBox, TinyCoreLinux, MuLinux, etc.), which means you can get a tiny kernel to run the excellent DOSEMU in Linux, essentially a DOS emulator that provides the basic interrupt list to run PowerBASIC for DOS!!! This means that anything you can run Linux on you can run the Sentry component of Vault-OS on. I've already tried the program without the voice synth for SB16 in DOSEMU and it ran superbly as long as I did not invoke the TSR! I got a version of Linux running inside of 3 megabytes to run DOSEMU on several of my Winterm machines.

For those of you wondering how in the heck that we got "DOS" running on all our thin client machines (still wrestling with the NCD Explora, cheapest platform of them all) when nobody else on the internet seems to have accomplished it - this is how we did it. We stood on the shoulders of giants and ran off basic Linux install.

Why should this matter to you?

Vault-Co has spent hundreds and hundreds of hours for the past ten years researching an ultimate low-power, low-cost vault operating system. Without one cent of remuneration. Here's the summary of what we have discovered after ten years of fiddling :
  1. How to run the basic Vault-OS terminal on a 99 cent/free computer
  2. How to run the basic Vault-OS terminal on 12v, 300ma-500ma of power 24/7 around the clock
  3. How to run an I2C plug-n-play sensor network through the serial port with a $1.75 peripheral
  4. How to run a parallel port controller from Vault-OS for up to 8+ devices off a $4.50 board
  5. How to run a streaming, R/W data logger off compact flash with up to 32 million records
  6. How to build a modern terminal GUI application with all these features in 640K in real mode
Most of these discoveries in the last year alone. Some of them in the last week.

I think Vault-OS will have a release candidate for the Sentry sometime early this year, first quarter of 2010. What you do with it is up to you.

If I can figure out how to make it work on the NCD Explora 451 (I have almost 17 of these stacked up in my study) I am seriously considering selling a complete solution in the box for Vault-OS, plug-n-play, for a hundred dollars or so. Shipped as a single unit, all you do is attach 12 volts. In order to do this I am going to need to figure out how to burn off cheaper copies of the PCMCIA firmware but once this hurdle is surmounted the rest is easy.

Man Survives Haiti Quake Underground Using IPhone As Expedient Pip-Boy

Of course, with Vault-OS he would not even have been trapped in this quake. :)

Iran Situation Escalating

The current elite of the West will not permit people in the Middle East to possess even the potential to make nuclear weapons. Okay for me but not for thee, you see.

U.S. military expecting big conflicts coming very soon and more fronts than they ever planned to fight in at the same time.

The "defense" of space is really the "weaponization" of space

The general population has no idea of the level of technology that is now orbital. Doomsday weapons and payloads that make the most fantastic dreadful scenarios of the 1950's look positively tame in comparison. Cobalt-jacketed hell bombs that will poison the planet for a decade or more dropped like confetti from space platforms.

When even the Swiss bankers are in trouble, you know war is slated for the near future

China has promised to annex Taiwan before 2012. Another bowling pin lined up to fall.

Record Quake Swarms At Yellowstone

This is a supervolcano.

It's behaving very strangely.

If this caldera erupts it will make nuclear war look like a girl scout jamboree.

Monsters From The Id

Commander John J. Adams: What is the Id?
Dr. Edward Morbius: [frustrated] Id, Id, Id, Id, Id!
[calming down]
Dr. Edward Morbius: It's a... It's an obsolete term. I'm afraid once used to describe the elementary basis of the subconscious mind.
Commander John J. Adams: [to himself] Monsters from the Id...
Dr. Edward Morbius: Huh?
Commander John J. Adams: Monsters from the subconscious. Of course. That's what Doc meant. Morbius. The big machine, 8,000 miles of klystron relays, enough power for a whole population of creative geniuses, operated by remote control. Morbius, operated by the electromagnetic impulses of individual Krell brains.
Dr. Edward Morbius: To what purpose?
Commander John J. Adams: In return, that ultimate machine would instantaneously project solid matter to any point on the planet, In any shape or color they might imagine. For *any* purpose, Morbius! Creation by mere thought.
Dr. Edward Morbius: Why haven't I seen this all along?
Commander John J. Adams: But like you, the Krell forgot one deadly danger - their own subconscious hate and lust for destruction.
Dr. Edward Morbius: The beast. The mindless primitive! Even the Krell must have evolved from that beginning.
Commander John J. Adams: And so those mindless beasts of the subconscious had access to a machine that could never be shut down. The secret devil of every soul on the planet all set free at once to loot and maim. And take revenge, Morbius, and kill!
Dr. Edward Morbius: My poor Krell. After a million years of shining sanity, they could hardly have understood what power was destroying them.
Dr. Edward Morbius: Yes, young man, all very convincing, but for one obvious fallacy. The last Krell died 2,000 centuries ago. But today, as we all know, there is still at large on this planet a living monster.
Commander John J. Adams: Your mind refuses to face the conclusion.
Dr. Edward Morbius: What do you mean?

- Forbidden Planet, MGM 1956

Psyance Klowns

As with all corrupt institutions since the beginning of time, the United Nations is a collaborative nest of all the circus geeks, fruits and sideshow acts drawn from all the countries in the world. People who have never had proper day jobs.

Ed Miliband promises a modern day inquisition for all who question globowarmthinkery

Deviants, feebleminded halfwits and various other political people are starting to feel the heat. They can't quite make out who is snickering at the back of the audience every time they speak about this subject. They don't realize yet they are Monty Python players and their entire lives are a skit.

Pachauri is a laughingstock excuse for a man

When Does Robert Felix Get His Nobel Prize?

Watch this.

Some Korean scientists notice the correlation between extinction events, massive climate change and geomagnetic reversals ... and conclude the climate change caused the magnetic reversal. How can anybody be that freakin' slow?!?!?

See what I'm talking about? Nowadays, Robert Felix just doesn't have any competition on this subject. The mainstream scientists are morons. They might be smart enough to serve as lab assistants/coffee cleanup for Robert Felix but most of them are simply not batting in his league.

A world where Robert Felix is a fringe crank and Al Gore gets a Nobel Prize is a world gone mad. The inmates control the asylum.

I am going to weld the hatch shut from the inside one of these days.

Creepy UFO Over Moscow

Don't know what this is, hovering over Moscow for several hours and filmed by several people. It's very, very big.

I suspect that just as it was in the middle of the Cold War, both Russia and the U.S. are frantically testing all kinds of new systems in anticipation of an upcoming conflict. We peasants only get the tail ends of these "incidents," like the "spiral" last month.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Neoconned" By Ron Paul

The third way of the neocons is essentially all the worst ideas of human history compiled into a gigantic program of failure. Neocons don't know how to run civilizations. If they did, they'd do so in their own country. All they can do is seize the reins of other people's civilizations and promptly steer them to rapid destruction.

Anyone who listens to them or gives credence to their ideas deserves whatever happens to them. Ultimately, they are those annoying sorts of people that almost everybody has encountered at some point; who upon discovering they will never really be any good at anything, decide subconsciously that they will be destroyers of everything instead. At this they excel without peer. They are nation wreckers, not nation creators. In the same way a tree that has died becomes food for termites, a nation that has died becomes food for neocons.