Science and Technology

The Long Emergency What's going to happen as we start running out of cheap gas to guzzle?

By James Howard Kunster rnd=1111797407968&has- player=true&version=

"Our lives will become profoundly and intensely local. . . Food production is going to be an enormous problem in the Long Emergency. As industrial agriculture fails due to a scarcity of oil- and gas-based inputs, we will certainly have to grow more of our food closer to where we live, and do it on a smaller scale. The American economy of the mid-twenty-first century may actually center on agriculture, not information, not high tech, not "services" like real estate sales or hawking cheeseburgers to tourists. Farming. This is no doubt a startling, radical idea, and it raises extremely difficult questions about the reallocation of land and the nature of work."


Will The End of Oil Mean The End of America?

by Robert Freeman

Published on Monday, March 1, 2004 by

In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig tells the story of a South American Indian tribe that has devised an ingenious monkey trap. The Indians cut off the small end of a coconut and stuff it with sweetmeats and rice. They tether the other end to a stake and place it in a clearing.

Soon, a monkey smells the treats inside and comes to see what it is. It can just barely get its hand into the coconut but, stuffed with booty, it cannot pull the hand back out. The Indians easily walk up to the monkey and capture it. Even as the Indians approach, the monkey screams in horror, not only in fear of its captors, but equally as much, one imagines, in recognition of the tragedy of its own lethal but still unalterable greed.

Pirsig uses the story to illustrate the problem of value rigidity. The monkey cannot properly evaluate the relative worth of a handful of food compared to its life. It chooses wrongly, catastrophically so, dooming itself by its own short-term fixation on a relatively paltry pleasure.

The Most Important Thing You Don't Know About "Peak Oil"

March 16, 2005

"When nothing happens for a long time, people begin to assume that nothing ever happens. But, sooner or later, something always happens."-- Steven Lagavulin

There's an aspect to the concept of "Peak Oil" which I don't believe is sufficiently grasped by people following the subject. It's the understanding that the most dangerous aspect we face is not really the state of the resource itself -- the actual "Peak" dates or depletion rates, or any of the physical realities of oil supply/demand -- but rather the reaction in the oil markets upon realization that the issue no longer even important.

Tsunami bomb - NZ's devastating war secret

Tsunami bomb - NZ's devastating war secret
By Eugene Bingham

Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auckland to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal.

An Auckland University professor seconded to the Army set off a series of underwater explosions triggering mini-tidal waves at Whangaparaoa in 1944 and 1945.
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Project Bluebeam

Project Blue Beam.

Nuclear Terror at Home

by By Noam Chomsky
posted on February 26, 2005

If you can imagine some rational observers from Mars looking at this
curious species down here, I don't think they'd put very high odds on
survival - another generation or two. In fact, it's kind of miraculous
that we've come along this far.

The world has come extremely close to total destruction just in recent

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Expert says Saudi oil may have peaked

By Adam Porter Tuesday 22 February 2005, 6:46 Makka Time, 3:46 GMT

As oil prices remain above $45 a barrel, a major market mover has
cast a worrying future prediction.

Energy investment banker Matthew Simmons, of Simmons & Co International,
has been outspoken in his warnings about peak oil before. His new
statement is his strongest yet, "we may have already passed peak

Joe Vialls: Asia Tsunami Proved Biggest War Crime in History

While the western media desperately tries to deflects public interest with ever-increasing Richter figures now up to an hysterical 9.3, the BBC, HMS Scott and others inadvertently prove conclusively that the horrific event of
26 December 2004 was the biggest single war crime in recorded history.



Personal Message from Joe Vialls Joe Vialls – February 25, 2005

Though I rarely send personal messages, it seems worthy of note that within 30 hours of publishing "Asia Tsunami Proved Biggest War Crime in History" on 24 February 2005 , this particular page on all four of my operational servers became invisible to roughly 80% of Internet surfers around the world.

Because the servers are stand alones and physically distant from each other, it is reasonable to suspect direct sabotage of a sohisticated variety. How it was done I do not know, but for the present at least, the artificial blockage seems to have been removed. Those who wanted to read about the tsunami but could not view it, should be able to get through now at:-

The report is also posted at:-


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George Orwell Meets the Matrix

by Maureen Farrell

"We appear to be edging towards an era of 'mind control' -- a time when human brains might be manipulated routinely by highly sophisticated technology." -- Nicholas Regush, ABC News, Sept 5, 2001

(As the above article has disappeared from the ABC website, go to and paste the following address into the "Wayback Machine" to see the original article:

"I've spoken about this at academic conferences. I find that the first reaction people have is, maybe, disbelief. But if I talk for two minutes, suddenly they begin to turn somber and say, 'This is the scariest thing I have ever seen.'" – University of Kansas research professor Jerome Dobson, on technology that could make George Orwell's "Big brother nightmare...look amateurish,"
Kansas City Star, March 7, 2003  - requires free subscription - no subscription required

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On July 19, Denzel Washington appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to discuss his role in the Manchurian Candidate. Saying that his character and others are carted off to be "manipulated" after being attacked during Desert Storm, Washington addressed the real-life implications behind this fictional drama:

A Summary of a search for free energy and anti-gravity on the internet.

A Summary of a search for free energy and anti-gravity on the internet. ]

gCell catalytic conversion of water into hydrogen and oxygen and fuel cell. In the gCell electrical voltage is created passing water over special catalytic reactants, This electrical voltage aids in the excitement of the hydrogen and oxygen molecules in the water, A second process involves a thermo, electro-catalytic reaction that results in the complete separation of the hydrogen molecules from the oxygen molecules. In the third process, small amounts of the hydrogen and oxygen gas molecules created in the second process recombine, providing additional electrical current to subsidize the overall gas generation process. A single Genesis gCell stack (about the size of a small car battery), consisting of several individual gCells, is capable of producing hundreds of cubic feet of gas per day. In comparison, a typical American home located in cold climates consumes approximately five metered cubic feet of natural gas a day. When converted to electricity this represents a 30kw output. The eCell does the reverse reaction to create a cheaper, more powerful, more reliable, longer life, and compacter fuel cell. Uses catalytic reactant formulations free from normal degradation. [ Genesis World Energy ; Ex military plus 300 scientists. A black project until 2002 November 30 ]

Creation vs Evolution Websites

by Brother Bob...

As christian parents, each of us tries to bring up our children in the"nuture and admonition of the Lord" . The very first concept taught in the Bible,
and one we want to pass on to our children is...

"In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Gen 1:1)

One of my great frustrations is that having taught this timeless and precious truth to my children, the public schools come along and try to "unteach"
this treasure as being myth and foolishness, and substitute the actual myth and foolishness of origins by evolution. Even in kindergarten, and also all the way up through all the public educational system, they try to indoctrinate God and creation out of our children's belief system.

And what do they offer as a "scientific" alternative to Creation and preservation by a loving God? Mindless evolution  by cosmic accidents and billions of years of random chance processes; teaching them that there is no God, and we re nothing more than glorified animals having evolved from primordial slime in the far distant past,  having no moral compass and that there are no absolutes of morality or anything else. Is it any wonder that we are raising a generation of demoralized and suicidal misfits with no reason for living?

This is so unfair, and yet it is part of the worldly society in which we find ourselves. We expect our children to become "educated" and get the skills they will need to succeed in our complex technological society...instead they are being turned into dumbed-down wanderers, adrift in a meaningless universe of atheism, humanism and pleasure-seeking.

So what is the importance of Creation Science in all of this? Creation science takes us back to a belief in the world-view which God has revealed in Genesis. If we got here by random chance, and there is no need to believe in the God of the Bible, then the remainder of the Bible is largely irrelevant. They present "scientific evidence" and theories to prove their ideas, but upon closer examination of the real scientific evidence, it turns out that the science actually proves that we must have had a creator, because what is here is too complex to have just happened by random chance processes. It is into this place that Creation Science comes to show the "real science" which actually proves the need for an intelligent creator, and that this Creator is God.

So as we send our children back into the lions' den for another year, here is a little help from some excellent sources on Creation Science, that our children can perhaps use to counter the false claims of evolutionists, and to show that God is indeed the Great Scientist...The Creator of All That Is, and that you don’t have to check your brain in at the door when you become a christian.

Cover-up of Original Atomic Bomb Effects in New York Times Rings True Today

The ONLY solution is to enforce The Plan against the traitorous N.W.O. Zionist mass-murder, inside-job perpetrators of 911 and the phoney War on Terror:-

Time is running out:-
Cover-up of Original Atomic Bomb Effects in New York Times Rings True Today

Dear friends,
The below article is an excellent example of how the New York Times, one of the most respected newspapers in the world, has twisted the facts and manipulated public opinion in order to support a deeper agenda. This revealing story covers the bombing of Hiroshima almost 60 years ago, yet the same deceptive techniques of distortion and manipulation continue to be used today to support the profit-making war machine . Thanks to the Internet and excellent alternative news websites (like where this article is reported), those who want to know can now find viable alternative viewpoints and explore the veracity of questionable news reports in the mainstream media. Please help to inform others by sharing this revealing news with your friends and colleagues.

With best wishes,
Fred Burks for the team

Hiroshima Cover-up: How the War Department's Timesman Won a  Pulitzer

  by Amy Goodman and David Goodman

  Governments lie.
I. F. Stone, Journalist  At the dawn of the nuclear age, an independent Australian  journalist named Wilfred Burchett traveled to Japan to cover the aftermath  of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The only problem was that General  Douglas MacArthur had declared southern Japan off-limits, barring the  press. Over 200,000 people died in the atomic bombings of  Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but no Western journalist witnessed the aftermath  and told the story. The world's media obediently crowded onto the  USS Missouri off the coast of Japan to cover the surrender of the Japanese.  

Wilfred Burchett decided to strike out on his  own. He was determined to see for himself what this nuclear bomb  had done, to understand what this vaunted new weapon was all about. So he  boarded a train and traveled for thirty hours to the city of Hiroshima in  defiance of General MacArthur's orders.
  Burchett emerged from the train into a nightmare world.  The devastation that confronted him was unlike any he had ever seen during  the war. The city of Hiroshima, with a population of 350,000, had been  razed. Multistory buildings were reduced to charred posts. He saw people's  shadows seared into walls and sidewalks. He met people with their skin  melting off. In the hospital, he saw patients with purple skin  hemorrhages, gangrene, fever, and rapid hair loss. Burchett was among the  first to witness and describe radiation sickness. 

Can you trust your computer?

by Richard Stallman

Who should your computer take its orders from? Most people think their computers should obey them, not obey someone else. With a plan they call "trusted computing", large media corporations (including the movie companies and record companies), together with computer companies such as Microsoft and Intel, are planning to make your computer obey them instead of you. (Microsoft's version of this scheme is called "Palladium".) Proprietary programs have included malicious features before, but this plan would make it universal.

M$ Windows XP Professional Bugging Device?

A hypothesis that Microsoft's Windows XP is a complex variation of a bugging device.

M$ Windows XP Professional Bugging Device?
By Mark McCarron

( MarkMcCarron_ITT [at] hotmail [dot] com, angelofd7 [at] icqmail [dot] com)


Context, context, context. I was sick hearing that phrase from Egyptologists in regards to my research on the Great Pyramid. They never could grasp that context is irrelevant to the scientific process or methodology, science examines facts, not interpretation. In saying that, they taught me a lot, it is funny how the entire aspect of a thing or situation can change, just by applying a different context to it.

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Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and more. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.

Your traffic is safer when you use Tor, because communications are bounced around a distributed network of servers, called onion routers. Instead of taking a direct route from source to destination, data packets on the Tor network take a random pathway through several servers that cover your tracks so no observer at any single point can tell where the data came from or where it's going. This makes it hard for recipients, observers, and even the onion routers themselves to figure out who and where you are. Tor's technology aims to provide Internet users with protection against "traffic analysis," a form of network surveillance that threatens personal anonymity and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

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Linux Opinion: An Open Letter to a Digital World: The Windows platform is not just insecure

Linux Opinion: An Open Letter to a Digital World
"The Windows platform is not just insecure - it's patently, blatantly, and unashamedly insecure by design"

December 18, 2004,
As a Linux desktop user himself, system administrator Chris Spencer did not relish having to clean up his wife's infected Windows PC after it had become compromised. By the time he'd solved the immediate problem, Spencer had become so fed up with spyware, trojans, viruses, and spam, that he decided it was time to write a letter to the world. It's a simple message: it's time to switch from Windows to Linux. "The letter serves as a guide," Spencer explains, "taking you through some of the history of Microsoft right up to this present day."

By chris [at] digitalfreedoms [dot] org">Chris Spencer

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Scientists Admit: Evolution Not Supported By Facts!

Scientists Admit: Evolution Not Supported By Facts!

"Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grown-ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless," says Professor Louis Bouroune, former President of the Biological Society of Strasbourg and Director of the Strasbourg Zoological Museum, later Director of Research at the French National Centre of Scientific Research, as quoted in The Advocate, March 8, 1984. On many campuses, any professor who admits having doubts about the "factual" nature of evolution would be laughed off the campus (and out of his job). But today, more and more courageous scientists are publicly admitting what they have known privately for years: believing in evolution requires an act of blind faith.

tick tick tock

Traditional clocks tick once every second; tick tick tick tick tick tick... 60 ticks per minute. That's how they work, should work, right?

Well, I was going to measure the time something takes and casually opened up the clock in Windows to look at the seconds on that clock, just in case I'd had too much caffeine in m and got the seconds a bit too fast....

I noticed that Microsofts clock in Windows Server 2003, pauses every 5 seconds; tick tick tick tick tick...pause...tick tick tick tick tick...pause...

Great work Microsoft...I'm not very surprised

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Open Source software I like and recommend

I thought I'd compile a list of Open Source software that I use and recommend

UPDATE: check out

Apache (web server)

PHP (scripting language)

Drupal (Content Managment System) ( is built on Drupal)

Gaim (IM client, AOL, ICQ, MSN, IRC, etc)

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Linux: Fewer Bugs Than Rivals

Linux advocates have long insisted that open-source development results in better and more secure software. Now they have statistics to back up their claims.

According to a four-year analysis of the 5.7 million lines of Linux source code conducted by five Stanford University computer science researchers, the Linux kernel programming code is better and more secure than the programming code of most proprietary software.

The report, set to be released on Tuesday, states that the 2.6 Linux production kernel, shipped with software from Red Hat, Novell and other major Linux software vendors, contains 985 bugs in 5.7 million lines of code, well below the industry average for commercial enterprise software. Windows XP, by comparison, contains about 40 million lines of code, with new bugs found on a frequent basis.

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EU Wants to Make Internet Safe for Children

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has launched a 45 million euro ($60 million) plan to protect children from pornography and racist sites when they surf the Internet.

"Children are using the Internet more and more and can come across dangerous content. It's essential to inform parents what tools they can use," Viviane Reding, the European Information Society and Media Commissioner, told a news conference.

Weather Modification

by unknown

So yesterday as some of you already know on the cable (timewarner) channel of the science channel they did a whole show on weather modification and let me tell you it was incredibly informative and not as chintzy as one would expect to see on tv.

I wrote down what I could as our vcr does not work so here is what I got... This company manufactured and then later sprayed this gelatinous substance and they dropped tons of this stuff (looks just like dippity doo hair gel) into a cloud and the blobs simply fell to the ground. The owner of this privately owned company is Peter Cordoni(sp).

Which platform will save you from the nasties?

Last week in these pages, Next carried a story that is receiving an increasing amount of media attention: which is more secure - Windows or Linux? A snide answer is OpenBSD, which has an exemplary record with respect to security. But let's stick to the two most broadly used platforms in IT today. Microsoft's hired analysts claim that Windows is more secure than Linux. Should we believe them?
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Lost in space: the killer screwdriver

"Civilized", "techologically advanced" mankind is destroying planet earths ecosystem at a staggering rate, and now we are littering space too...insane

Bolts, old screwdrivers, plastic bags, paint, broken pens, bent CDs - they are the kind of objects you would expect to find in a list of rubbish. Except that this collection of litter is not to be found in the bin at the end of the front garden, but whizzing about in space, threatening to collide with astronauts.

Astronomers working for the European Space Agency (ESA) warned yesterday that space is so full of rubbish that it has become a danger to the people and satellites in it. A team from the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics predicted that it will have detected around 100,000 fragments of space rubbish by the time it has finished a definitive catalogue.... ---------clip---

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LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER: Feds plan to track every car Obscure agency working on technology to monitor all vehicles

Howdy Y'all, The means to track vehicles in Australia is already an operational fact of life in the transport industry, strange little concrete pill-boxes have sprung-up all over the country in the past 5 years, interfaced with surveillance/communication satellites. My sister has a transceiver fitted to her car in Victoria. I have repeatedly tried to warn people all over this country about the true nature and pending sinister autocratic intent of the placement/imposition of the technology, but just like everything else I have tried to tell them, since arriving back in Australia 1975; generally speaking, I have wasted my breath!!  And to be perfectly candid about the whole thing; I just don't believe that people in general, are genuinely interested in the true solution to the global conspiracy, even when they are forced to acknowledge the palpable, and inescapable reality of it at all.

The truth of the matter is that, people in general, and for the most part, are fixated on preserving exactly what led to this current perilous global circumstance in the first place: viz., false and utterly corrupt, Satanically controlled pseudo religions, and more especially those purporting to be, and characterized as, Christian, [albeit, in caricature, at best]; maugre, the hybridized paraphrased liturgical clap-trap and religious drivel!!

Ultimately, until people recognize the reality of the primary causative nature of the aforesaid religious contagions, and the major role that this evil has played in the DUMBING - DOWN PROCESS; such people will not only be hopelessly ill-prepared, for what is sure to come, but, in the final analysis, doomed to failure, in all their futile attempts to achieve a positive, enduring and qualitative outcome!! Moreover, this also includes all philosophies i.e. all the insane self-deprecating theories of evolution etc.

Your friend and fellow-pilgrim in this life's journey for weal or woe,
                               David "Iconoclast" Stewart  

LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER: Feds plan to track every car Obscure agency working on technology to monitor all vehicles

Thursday, October 7, 2004

------- © 2004 WorldNetDaily. com A little-known federal agency is planning a new monitoring program by which the government would track every car on the road by using onboard transceivers.

The agency, the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, is part of the Department of Transportation. According to an extensive report in the Charlotte, N. C., Creative Loafing, the agency doesn't respond to public inquiries about its activity.

What you're telling me by running Windows

I've seen a few production environments in small businesses that were designed by the owner's or manager's brother or teenage son, complete with ridiculously high-performance yet surprisingly low-quality consumer-grade hardware and unlicensed proprietary software. It's conceivable that the designer is merely a regular employee who "knows about computers" -- much like I was at the repair shop -- but doesn't know anything about security policy, server logs, strong passwords, firewalls, proxy servers, audits, backup scripts and all of the other hardware, software, and administrative tools and tricks that an experienced sysadmin has in his or her arsenal. It's frightening how often these two types of people design small business networks.
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Air Force pursuing antimatter weapons

Air Force pursuing antimatter weapons
Program was touted publicly, then came official gag order
- Keay Davidson, Chronicle Science Writer
Monday, October 4, 2004

The U.S. Air Force is quietly spending millions of dollars investigating ways to use a radical power source -- antimatter, the eerie "mirror" of ordinary matter -- in future weapons.

The most powerful potential energy source presently thought to be available to humanity, antimatter is a term normally heard in science-fiction films and TV shows, whose heroes fly "antimatter-powered spaceships" and do battle with "antimatter guns."

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Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!

This paper provides quantitative data that, in many cases, using open source software / free software is a reasonable or even superior approach to using their proprietary competition according to various measures. This paper’s goal is to show that you should consider using OSS/FS when acquiring software.
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