Friday, April 25, 2014

Modesty and Herring .

Modesty and Herring‏

26 apr 2014 Active View
Harbour and herring fleet, Scarborough, YorkshireTo: Ca

No , not an alternate history D-Day .

The wheelie-wagons in front are bathing machines . (19th century Britain)
Modesty was preserved by taking the bather to her little square of the ocean .


The ships in the background was the herring fleet at Scarborough .

Harbour and herring fleet, Scarborough, Yorkshire. Credit: National Maritime Museum #

Both herring and modesty was fished to extinction .



Andre Willers
26 Apr 2014

That is why the Crematorium has a Doctor's Office.
Another doctor has to certify that no mayhem was involved .

The SA  rates are R300 per certificate at Crematoria .
Presumably the same rate applies at similar institutions .
A sinecure .

Doctors are paid £73.50 for signing ‘ash cash’ certificates allowing bodies to be cremated. Photograph: Action Press / Rex Features
Doctors are pocketing almost £15m a year from grieving families in return for filling in simple forms sanctioning the release of the bodies of loved ones for cremation.
"Ash cash" payments, as they are known by medical staff, are considered one of the perks of the job. Tales of junior doctors vying with each other to fill in the forms, for which they receive £73.50 a time, are legion. A junior doctor who blogs under the name "The Daily Rhino" has described ash cash "as the house officer's privilege, it is the fund for Thursday night drinks all over the country".
The unnamed doctor declares: "A colleague working on care of the elderly has effectively gone up a banding due to the vast amounts of ash cash he rakes in."
The form filling – which takes around 10 minutes – is usually carried out during working hours, leading to accusations that doctors are earning extra money while carrying out theirNHS duties. Bereaved families have complained about the practice and politicians and professional associations are now expressing concern.
Requests made under the Freedom of Information Act to hospitals across England show that doctors received £14.7m in payments for filling out cremation forms last year.
The figures reveal that doctors at two hospital trusts – Heart of England in the West Midlands, and University Hospitals of Leicester – shared almost £700,000 in "ash cash".
"This is a well-established practice but you really can't justify taking money off grieving relatives when this involves nothing beyond most doctors' normal working hours," said the Liberal Democrat shadow health secretary, Norman Lamb.
Legally, a deceased person cannot be cremated until the cause of death is known and recorded by two doctors. They must confirm that the deceased had not been fitted with a pacemaker, which could explode during the cremation process.
The fees – £73.50 to each doctor – can be charged for the completion of both forms as the work is not considered part of a doctor's NHS duties. Doctors normally charge the fees to the funeral director, who generally passes on the cost to the family.
The British Medical Association has called for the centralisation of fees paid to doctors for death certification.
"Currently, the bereaved's family pays the fee. We feel this is another layer of bureaucracy at a difficult and emotional time," a BMA spokesman said.
"Given that this fee is applicable to all deaths, the BMA feels that local authorities should pay the fee rather than the bereaved, with the cost being recouped through general taxation."

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ggantija Earthquake Prediction


Andre Willers .
24 Apr 2014
Synopsis :
A quite sophisticated earth-tremor detection site on Malta similar to Gobekli Tepe .
Discussion :

Ġgantija (Maltese pronunciation: [dʒɡanˈtiːja], "Giants' Tower") is aNeolithicmegalithic temple complex on the Mediterranean island ofGozo. The Ġgantija temples are the earliest of a series of megalithic temples in Malta. The Ġgantija temples are older than the pyramids of Egypt. Their makers erected the two Ġgantija temples during theNeolithic Age (c. 3600-2500 BC), which makes these temples more than 5500 years old and the world's second oldest manmade religiousstructures, after Göbekli Tepe.
 2.For Gobekli Tepe , see Appendix AA
3.The Ggantija site seems to be more sophisticated .
4.See the plan :

Think Magnetron resonances .
This is a Macro-Analyzer of Earthquake waves .
The points 1,2,3,4 above mark “sweet spots” of various frequencies .
Note the same use of rubble of very specific quality that plays the role of capacitors and resistors.
5. You can build an electronic circuit , using these guidelines  , that will predict earthquakes .
Worked for them .
Quakingly yours
Appendix AA

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Monday, December 02, 2013
Gobleki Tepe and Sirius .
Gobleki Tepe and Sirius .

Andre Willers
2 Dec 2012
Megalithic systems did not track stars . They used them as unchanging reference points to measure earth movements .

Discussion :
1.See Appendix A
As usual , humans have got it 180 degrees wrong .
That is why there are so many stellar, solar and lunar referents in any megalithic site .
They knew exactly where they were .
What they didn’t know was how the ground had shifted .
And it could happen day or night .
This is true of Stonehenge , Karnak , etc .
The only true directions were stellar ones . So they tracked them .

2. Gobekli Tepe was a bit more sophisticated . They used sound and granite harmonics to measure distortions in the basal ground , relative to Sirius and other stars . Look for a humongous hammer used to hit the rocks after an earthquake and on supposed star alignments .
The harmonic distortion would indicate the difference between p- and s waves .
“The amount of advance warning depends on the delay between the arrival of the P-wave and other destructive waves, generally on the order of seconds up to about 60–90 seconds for deep, distant, large quakes such as Tokyo would have received before the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. “
Make no mistake . 60 seconds (1 minute) warning in an earthquake is enough to save about 80% lives . Look for fire pits on the surrounding hills . More likely mirror flashes . Look at line-of-sight pockets for archaeological remains . Dig . There would be millennia of remains . A punishment post in the later era’s of the flint age .
Be interesting to see of any writing pops up . Bored soldiers on sentry write home .
Archeologists attribute the oldest mirrors to the people of Turkey. They are about 8000 years old and there is a special name for them ‘obsidian mirrors’. Obsidian mirrors are mere volcanic rocks with shiny surfaces.
Well , obsidian (flint been worked for about a million years (see English mines) . So a reasonable assumption would be that obsidian mirrors are that old .
This could give warning of tremblors building up , as well as size of expected tsunami’s after a major quake .Hence the observatories looked at the stars (more accurate) but also at the sun and moon  to measure the size of the quake .

3. Stone Henge  or Gobleki Tepe Tympani hammer .
Look for grooves in some of the stones that would have housed the leather straps of a large free-hanging stone hammer .
Granite is well known to have harmonics . A circle will show up any harmonic distrortions . Useful to know if you can expect large tsunami’s , earthquake swarms . etc .

4.Sound channels
See appendix B . Ley lines . Sound wave guides . Note the linearity and bends .

5. The Warning system :
5.1Major centers like Gobleki Tepe or Stonehenge would pick up impending or already happened quakes .
5.2Obsidian mirror flashes would send a warning . (Hint : analyse quipu in terms of light flashes)
5.3Sound warnings would be sent by acoustic ley-lines .
5.4Runners would set out affirming orders . Following ley-lines since these would be the least-energy routes .

5.5 As the Ice Age waned , the danger decreased . The warning system just died a quiet death , with a few legends .
Everybody went home . The cities were an Ad Hoc invention . Nobody wanted them after they were not necessary .

5.6 But the memory remained when agriculture became possible as the climate stabilized .
5.7 And they were off to the races .

6. Cities.
Cities were well known , and used ad hoc in an emergency . But nobody wanted to stay in them . So they popped up , disappeared and so forth until agriculture in a fertile region enabled enough surplus for professional soldiers . Cities had soldiers , and soldiers had cities .

7 .Global warming .
The melting of the ice in the Arctic means the weight flows away to the equator . Relieving the stress on the Arctic plates .
The same as what happened 10 000 years ago .
Expect major tectonic shifts , as well as tsunami’s . The tsunami’s I did not expect , but look at the thermoclines . Large masses of water are separated by temperature and salinity . They act as separate entities . Billions of tons . Large tsunami’s in the North Atlantic Ocean will occur .
Time to dust off the old warning systems .

8.Society of Creative Anachronism would be an essential second string .

9.Besides which , it would be really interesting to re-activate 10 000 years old warning systems . Old Cool .

Quinn MacCool was banned from Stonehenge about 10 000 years ago because his honeymoon disrupted the entire complex due to micro-quakes .
And he didn’t even have a drink !


Appendix A
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Seismic-to-sound transducer .
Seismic-to-Sound Transducer .
Andre Willers
21 Jul 2011

Synopsis :
Earthquake-swarms can be detected and their course predicted .
This was done at Gobekli Tepe . Many other sites should be around .
See "National Geographic" June 2011 p44 ("Birth of religion")

Discussion :
See "Click and Ley-lines" May 2011

The physics :
massive monolithic T-shaped rock with one leg of the upper T buried in resonant semi-elastic rock wall (equivalent of landfill) .
A series of such T-shaped sound generators in an elliptical wall focuses the sound waves on the foci .
At the foci are precisely shaped T-monoliths larger than the sound generators .
These act as transformers to shift frequencies down to human-audible range .
Having two foci makes it directional on a two-dimensional surface .

What happens :
Seismic waves resonating at different frequencies in the "land-fill" mortared elliptical wall are converted into sound waves by the small T's , which are then focused onto the large T's at the foci . This also downshifts the frequency via resonances into human-audible range . Humans with suitably sensitive hearing and sense of harmony can then hear seismic activity and extrapolate harmonies , giving long-term warning .

Earth-quake swarms like in the Middle-East lend themselves to this .

How to test this ?
1.Build a full size physical copy .
2.Model it in analog . A circuit can be constructed from the normal elements as an analogue , but a memristor must be included . A real wall will act as a memristor and eventually become insensitive , needing a new installation .
The number of successive elliptical mortared rockwalls (important that rocks making up wall be loosely(ie elastically) bound to give resonances ) act like antennae and capacitors .
Small T's are microphones and large T's at foci are mike-speaker .

3. Model it digitally .
As above .

Earthquake prediction :
This is a real prediction system that has been used as such before .
This has inherently a human component for pattern recognition and extrapolation .
It can be used in conjunction with "Earthquake damage prediction" Jun 2011 to get rules .

I do not know if it will be of much use in single , once-off events , but it definitely works for swarms of earthquakes .

The fun bit : speculations :
See "Acropolis and Catastrophe Theory" Aug 2009
See "Click and Ley-lines" May 2011

These systems were constructed more-or-less simultaneously to meet the dangers of seismic activity and tsunamis about 9 600 BC at the end of the Ice Age.

It does seem as if the knowledge of rock sound-generators were applied to seismic activity and not vice-versa .

A seismic sensor has to be a massive installation , whereas rock-sound can (and is) being done by single individuals .

This means technology transfer was from West to East .

Delicious !
The kick-start for Agriculture was the need to build and maintain massive Earthquake prediction centers like Gobekli Tepe .
The physics require massive installations , which cannot be developed piecemeal .
There are similar installation in Crete , Malta , Egypt , France , etc

Notice that if you rotate the T-pillar around it's own axis , you get a Minoan pillar .
The palace at Knossus and the Parthenon were designed to sing in earthquake swarms for those with the ears to hear .

Since these were prediction centers , rapid communication was not as important as in the west , where tsunami's were the main threat .

These underground waterways were the fundamental infrastructure of the Middle-East Originally designed as antennae for earthquake prediction systems , their rapid information transmission systems were used for thousands of years .
Click messages . Underground sonic semaphores . Water as well as a bonus .
Q'anat means Double !Click .
See "Ancient Babylonian Information Technology" Mar 2009

That is why the Mongols destroyed them .
The Mongol relative advantage was rapid communication .
Their population was too small to conquer . So they had to reduce populations and cut their communications .

They were well aware of the potential of the Q'anat system , and deliberately set out to destroy it . The Middle East never recovered . The communication system was the most important element of it .

But the earthquake prediction system can be restored at modest cost . The old knowledge is scattered , but not completely lost .

Look at the nexus points of old Q'anats for significant ruins and scripts especially in Akkadian .

Why Empires developed in the Middle East from the Semi-arid areas .
They had Q'anats , and the high-water table civilizations did not .
So , initially , they had fast internal communication .
See "Small World model"
Cf Medes and Persians .

Present USA incursion :
Typically , they have not learned from history . Local resistance is coordinated via the q'anat communication systems .

No need to blow them up (This will be genocide , a-la-Mongol). Just render them useless as communication channels by adding noise in sound and water waves .
Allowing the water to flow in the Middle-East is it's own message .

Why you will soon be needing this technology :
It is closely related to the end of the ice-age .
Tidal effects from the Moon causes vertical currents that eat away at ice and permafrost from the bottom up . This is because water is denser than ice . The barycenter exacerbates it by a factor of 15-20 (exactly like tides)

But the removal of ice-masses from the arctic and Antarctic unsquashes the earth globe on the rotational axis . Destabilizing faults on longitudinal lines .
See "Earthquakes and Volcanos III" May 2011 .

Earthquake magnitude distribution as per power law . Ie , some big ones , then many small swarms . The Big Ones are too bad , but the swarms of smaller ones can be predicted and compensated for .

This is what Gobekli Tepe did .

Die sooner or die later .
One of god's little jokes .
It does not matter who survives .


Appendix B

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Click and Ley-Lines
Click and Ley-Lines
Andre Willers
21 May 2011

Ley lines were acoustic waveguides built by very pragmatic neolithic click engineers .
The system included amplifiers , boosters and multiplexors .

Discussion :

Sound from stones :
Actually being done by a present by a Click master .
Listen to it : Google "Pino Sciola" . Many Utube examples .

Pinuccio Sciola is a Click-speaker .
He can literally hear rock sing .
See "Click ---" entries .2010 , 2011

Look at his left-hand ear in
It has the typical double-earlobe , but a very well-defined earlobe waveguides leading to what appears to be another earhole . His right-hand ear is not nearly as well developed .

The videos also shows him listening with the left ear held next to the stone .
While he could probably hear sub-vocalizations in his youth , without training he probably thought he slightly bonkers and wisely kept quiet .
By now , high-frequency hearing would have degenerated with age .

His genome should be declared a world-heritage site , or at least patented .

The Technology :

Sound-Generators :
Photo's of his rock sound generators are very informative :
Sound is mainly created by the elasticity of the rock . Grooving and fissures are essential features .
Compare this to megalithic remains . Many features attributed to weathering are the remains sound-generating features .

Of note is the Fissured Monolith . Essentially a sound-transformer . Step-down , step-up depending on relative frequencies , fine-tuned by grooving the rock .

Circular structures captures faint sounds and amplifies them . This is a well-known effect (Whisper walls) . But note that the whisper heard is "louder" than the source .
The information is enhanced by the circular feedback wave-interference , as well as by the Cocktail-party effect in the human brain .

Speculation : not all humans are equally good at the Cocktail-party trick . The talented ones would have genes from ancestors who were selected (bred) to hear sensible signals from a chaotic background in Neolithic times (acolytes)

Sound Transmission Lines (Ley Lines)
The physics of this is well-understood .
1.The straighter the better.
2.No major obstructions , especially trees .
3.Boundary guides need not be contiguous .
That means trees or regular rock pylons can be used , dramatically cutting down on costs in treeless regions .
The typical leyline would have looked like an arched footpath , with a tunnel of trees around and over it . A Green Waveguide . Tended and cultured .
The infrastructure support formed villages around it . This is where the name comes from : villages close to the first-discovered ley lines had names ending in –ley or -ly .

Booster stations :
Likewise , look for booster stations near places with the following in their names :
Strong comes from a prehistoric Germanic *stranggaz (its immediateGermanic siblings have now died out, but German streng ‘severe’ is quite closely related). It went back ultimately to a base denoting ‘stiffness’ or‘tautness’, which also produced English string.
Garbh, Gar, Garry (Gaelic), rough, rugged, harsh.
Garth .

There should be circles of standing stones nearby , in Europe and England .

Receiver Sites :
Where signals ended up from all over , were decoded , decisions made and the resultant orders sent out back along the network .

A busy hub like Stone-henge would be more like an artificial capital like Washington DC or Brazilia in our terms . There would be at least two major circles of stone or wooden construction , with many smaller ones .

It was a technology , with the engineers having the inestimable advantage of directly hearing the signals .

Why ?
What was in for them ?
Sheer survival .
We think in human-relative terms of military and economic advantages in our fat , carefree civilization .
But 10 000 – 6 000 years ago , Europe was rocked by the end of the Ice-age .
They were battling for survival against nature and each other .
Besides earthquakes , tsunamis from broken ice-dams destroyed communities without warning , releasing floods of desperate survivors .

Coordination of warnings and resources was vital to anyone surviving .
This means communication .

The ley-lines were like telegraph lines during a time of total catastrophe ,
lasting for thousands of years .

Could our civilization do the same ?