The Ferguson, Missouri riots are a false flag operation!

So, as I write this the verdict in Ferguson is about 11 hours old... and surprise surprise within 5 minutes people were rioting. Guess what people... the violent protestors are plants. It's a False Flag operation.

False flag: False flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them.

That’s what special forces does best, Unconventional Warfare: In United States doctrine, unconventional warfare (abbreviated UW) is the term for guerrilla warfare that is conducted or supported by units in the United States Special Operations Command. Guerrilla warfare is one aspect of the broader term insurgency.

While I doubt it's any active duty members of the Special Forces community, these men are patriots and would hang before they did such things to our country, they are most likely contractors or even 'Army of North Virginia' (3-letter assets). Just wait, they'll likely use these riots to try and make a move aginst more of our freedoms... like perhaps Martial Law

Stay frosty America. 

What bothers me about most time travel

You know what bothers me about time travel in nearly all fiction… the Earth is rotating on it’s axis at roughly 1k miles per hour (at the equator, slower up here north of the equator), the Earth is moving 66,000 miles per hour through the solar system, the sun is moving about 43,000 miles per hour around the galaxy, the galaxy is moving roughly 483,000 miles per hour through the universe… 

 

Let's look at a common theory of ghosts for a second "perhaps it's bleeding through from another time" ok... so for something to bleed through for another time… it would be appearing into some random patch of space an absurd distance away from the physical location on Earth it is bleeding through from.  It’s why Wells’ time machine, Doc Brown’s etc just don’t work. If you went one second into the past or future you’d be 164.72 miles or so away from where you were a second before… in space. 

 

That's just a single second folks... this is why you need something complicated like the TARDIS that travels through time AND space. That's why you can't just walk into the TARDIS and push a button to get somewhere and somewhen. It's a process, a very complicated one... even with the TARDIS doing a lot of the work, it's still a complex maneuver on part of the pilot.

Fat, joules and iPhones oh my!

So my iPhone 5 has a 5.45Wh battery, 1 watt is 1 joule a second. So the iPhone 5 battery has a potential of 19,620 joules (new)... a kcal (big C calorie, what you see on a food label) is 4184 joules. A pound of fat has around 17,080 joules based on my math (joules per gram of fat sourced from google search, 37.656J per gram of fat)... Quick, convince my body to grow an electrical outlet!!!

Getting my Atari on

While not the best way to play right now (the couch sits considerably lower than the table but hey it works for now) I got up and running last night... profanities and screaming "no no no no no no get away get away get away from me you stupid asteroid GET AWAY NO NO NO DON'T KILL ME" etc occurred. This weekend I'll be getting into some text-based games like Zork, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Zork 2, Zork 3, Enchanter, Sorcerer and Spellbreaker.

 

Who know a Doctor Who game existed for the 8-bit Atari line?!?! I didn't! Awesome...

The following picture is my SIO2PC unit, which allows me to emulate hardware via the SIO port and an attached modern computer.

 

Fake silver

So I was given some fake ASE about 6 weeks ago to see how they compared to the real thing as ASE are the bulk of what I tend to buy, I normally stick to current year from well-known companies but I do occasionally like to buy from their circulated/random year inventory.

All of these photos have been enhanced to help with less than ideal lighting, clicking each image will take you to the full (enhanced) photo ( 3027 x 2048 pixels) on Google+ (as well as the full photo edited album HERE ON GOOGLE+) Google+ has a pretty awesome photo viewer and will let you zoom in a good amount for examining in rather good detail without having to download the photos. You can find the unedited full photos HERE ON GOOGLE+

PLEASE be vigilant when buying precious metals if you are buying from individuals or sources you haven't fully checked out. Your best bet is to stick to trusted merchants and mints, BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL buying from individuals on eBay/Craigslist or even from local coin dealers/pawnshops/antique stores.

 

Obvious issues I immediately see... fonts, lines on the shields, the fact the obverse and reverse both have the same 'north', the tilde is wrong, detail in face/dress/hair/eagle wings/eagle neck, he size of the bullet points.

All of the following are counterfeit, from this point on there are no more authentic coins.

 

I happen to have some liver of sulfur at home from 'antiquing' a sterling silver ring a few years ago to try and match the patina in the knotwork of an identical ring I had been wearing for a decade so lets see what it does to three counterfeit coins.

The following image is after five minutes of exposure to the liver of sulfur:

It's hard to see what it really did in the enhanced photo, so here is the unenhanced photo:

Kreyos smart watch, getting it to work on iOS

Managed to get mine working on iOS.
Delete the app, factory reset the watch if you aren't on the setup screen still.
Turn bluetooth on your phone, go to settings, select ONLY the one that does NOT have LE.
Install app, sign in, go to setup via the watch icon (upper right hand corner). 
Next
Pair with LE.
Bam. Operational, although not very well

Managed to get mine working on iOS.


Delete the app, factory reset the watch if you aren't on the setup screen still.


Turn bluetooth on your phone, go to settings, select ONLY the one that does NOT have LE.


Install app, sign in, go to setup via the watch icon (upper right hand corner). 

Next

Pair with LE.

Bam. Operational, although not very well

 

 

 

The watch is still a steaming pile of garbage... I helped fund it over a YEAR ago https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kreyos-the-only-smartwatch-with-voice-gesture-control/x/481805 and they shipped almost a year late... it's garbage, absolute garbage.

 

 

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL

  • It tells time and has some digital and analog faces
  • I can hold a button for voice control/Siri
  • It will control music via the iOS music app only, only controls via buttons (was promised we could use gestures)
  • Step counter registers movement, is WILDLY inaccurate. I moved my arm 1 foot and it counted it as 17 steps. Rotating my wrist once registers as 14 steps.

WHAT IS NOT FUNCTIONAL

  • No gesture control
  • Does not display text notifications
  • Does not display incoming call, does however show a missed call from SIX MONTHS AGO every few minutes and will not clear
  • Watch band pin keeps popping out, because watch band is flexible rubber with no rigid piece where pin is meaning any torsion/flexing results in the pin popping out of plastic.
  • No way to make watch display nothing, doesn't appear to timeout and go back to watch face on it's own either.
  • Buttons only work 80-85% of the time.

Atari CX77 Touch Tablet

Legit never been opened. 1983. I actually don't want to open it, now I have to find and buy an unopened one ha! I'll probably open it in a week or two and check it out on one of my Atari 800XL's or a 2600. For those of you wanting to see an unboxing and don't want to wait for mine, check out technologizer's from 2009

Know what bothers me though? Look at the back of the box (bottom image)... that Atari isn't hooked up to the television...

Legit never been opened. 1983. I actually don't want to open it, now I have to find and buy an unopened one ha! I'll probably open it in a week or two and check it out on one of my Atari 800XL's or a 2600. For those of you wanting to see an unboxing and don't want to wait for mine, check out technologizer's from 2009

Know what bothers me though? Look at the back of the box (bottom image)... that Atari isn't hooked up to the television...

/r/Lego

Asked the moderators of /r/lego to talk to someone about excessive cursing (they dropped the f-bomb and referred to an individual as a retard several times in sevarel replies), one of the moderator's decision... talk down to me by showing their wonderful skill as a grammar Nazi. Great community over there!

 

Click the thumbnail for a larger version of their reply.

 

Or, here is the text.

 

to /r/lego/ sent 22 hours ago

You may want to talk to xamthe3rd based on his/her replies in this thread http://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/2bpoi3/lego_annie_leonheart/ nearly every third word is 'fuck' with at least one 'retard' as well.

[–] from key95[M] via /r/lego/ sent 21 hours ago

I've reviewed your request, and have decided to not act.

We're no kindergarten cops, and only step in when needed according to our discretion.

I believe you'll be fine, as you've not complained about the physical violence threat, just the fuck and retard words. Besides, you made inflammatory statements, so I'm sure you were conscious of the possiblity of such repercussions.

And xamthe3rd just needs a hot shower, and take a brake from all that research into anime.

Hope you continue to enjoy /r/lego.

Bright Regards

key95

[–] to key95 sent 14 hours ago

I could care less about what he said to me, I just think in Lego (a family friendly building set) he shouldn't be firing off "fuck fuck fucking retard fuck mother fuck fuck fuck fucking fuck fuckitty fuck fuck fuck"

[–] to key95 sent 14 hours ago

But I mean I guess

"Foul language, while not banned, is discouraged. Please follow redditquette." stands for nothing. I didn't say ban him, I said talk to him in regards to YOUR rule.

[–] from key95[M] via /r/lego/ sent 2 hours ago

I could care less about...

I couldn't care less about... FTFY

Besides, exaggerating a bit aren't we? There are about 4 fucks, and one fucking, two retarded, no mother fuck. But your forgot the

Now you're just being an asshole.

Your reason for complaining:

family friendly

This is reddit.com, home of /r/spacedicks, I'm sure our users can handle a few swearwords.

[–] from key95[M] via /r/lego/ sent 2 hours ago

"Discouraged" != "forbidden", that formulation was on purpose, exactly for these kind of cases.

Sometimes people feel the need to express themselves using foul language. In this case you provoked a user by consciously pissing on something that is dear to them, and others as the votes show.

Yes, OUR rules, at our DISCRETION.

Thanks for participating here on /r/lego. Please feel free if you run into a situation you feel violates our rules. We will try and react promptly, though probably not always to your liking.

Bright Regards

key95

 

 

And by the way. I COULD care less.

Lego: DeLorean

So my latest build is Lego's Back to the Future DeLorean. You first build it as the 80's version, then you can convert it tot he 2015 version by deconstructing it a little and using the remaining parts, I'm leaving it as the 80's version for now (as it stores back in the box assembled and I just don't have the space for it sitting out right now... I bought 440 POUNDS of Lego bricks so space is limited right now, I'll post about those once they all arrive). 


 

Also, remember when Doc pours the beer into the Mr. Fusion, well a few years ago I did some math to figure out how many jigawatts were in that beer after reading that electric DeLoreans were going to be made from largely original parts go check the post out if you haven't!

 

Lego:Millennium Falcon

 

So last Sunday (July 13th, 2014) I had a nice lunch date for a second date with a pretty cool girl. We had lunch for about an hour then decided to go browse Lego products at toy store down the road. They had several themes buy-1-get-1 40% off so I picked up 180$ of Star Wars sets and she picked up 60$ or so worth of various sets, the bulk of my purchase was the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965. I had a really bad headache that afternoon and evening so it took me about 4 hours to get through the #1 and #2 bags (6 sets of bags total, 2 books). I worked on it throughout the week and just finished it a few minutes ago. Do note, I do not do the stickers! I have never been able to get the stickers to go on even remotely the way they were meant to so I just leave them in the box.

  

 

This week in space: Siberian and other cavern craters

So this mysterious Siberian Crater has people throwing out all kinds of theories... 

It reminds me of the one on Mars

It also reminds me of the one on the moon

 

Now, I have a really good theory on what has caused these... one I've not seen mentioned yet. You see my friends, I whole-heartedly believe these are caused by one thing. A terrible menace. GRABOIDS.

 

My genetic ancestry

My genetic ancestry as per 23andme.com:

Ancestry Composition tells you what percent of your DNA comes from each of 31 populations worldwide. The analysis includes DNA you received from all of your ancestors, on both sides of your family. The results reflect where your ancestors lived 500 years ago, before ocean-crossing ships and airplanes came on the scene.



Northern European 38.5%
British & Irish 9.5%
French & German 7.7%
Scandinavian 34.0%
Southern European 1.0%
Balkan 0.7%
Iberian 0.3%
Italian 0.2%
Sardinian 3.3%
Broadly Southern European 4.9%
Broadly European 0.1%
West African 0.1%

 

 

My genetic ancestry as per ancestry.com:

 

Asia South <1%
Europe West 75% (Primarily located in: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein)
Great Britain 7%
Ireland 5%
Iberian Peninsula 4%
Scandinavia 3%
Italy/Greece 3%
Europe East 1%
Pacific Islander <1%
Trace Regions <1%
Polynesia <1%