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9:49 AM 6/12/01

I've decided after good example to write some diary pages with toughts and events.

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9:49 AM 6/12/01

Just a short piece.

So I though I knew something about history

Reading further through the Brown book (see previous pages), I found I've not been wrong about my main ideas of historic developments from the new christian faiths' birth on to the dark (Roman) catholic middle ages. It seems that the replacement of lets say dependable, trustworthy and maybe helpfull, friendly or otherwise interesting persons with a faith in Christ by dead people, 'martyrs', deamons, impersonators and maybe more has in about the 4th century degenerated further to become a hierarchy of maffia like 'protector'ship which in about that century starts to become explicit and explicitly uttered enough to take root in the remains of the roman empire.

The criterion for a popularity seems to have been the speed at which artistic utterances are made explicitly stating the relation between a subject and some kind of spiritual patron.


Ever try to make non selected pieces of metal conduct current? Suppose we take the, what I looked up are called 'dodgem's, an give it 4 car batteries or so, to just stay in the low enough voltage range, and want to transfer the equivalent of roughly one horsepower/kilowatt in through the connector.

First, we'd have to make sure the floor conducts to, so we can have two poles, otherwise the whole thing won't work, or we'd have to make some other second connection to close the current loop. Suppose we have about 40 volts of drive voltage, than for one kilowatt we'd need about 25 Amps, which is quite a current, those are the major 380 volt fuses, which take pretty thick wires, so we're gonna draw quite some sparks making our little car fed.

Normal metal touching with some force conducts of course, but not that well, for instance even batteries in a battery compartment of a flashlight, who have connecting pads which are made to conduct the power they deliver to the lamp, regularly fail to transport the maybe half an amp or so when they are corroded a bit or otherwise dirty.

So its like maybe a starter cable connected to the other battery, and then with chicken fence material, or maybe a metal ceiling, stuff like that, major sparks and half burnt tracks where the heavy enough connection wire has drawn its current to charge and power the cart. A horsepower is about the idea of a small motorbike at not to high speed, or maybe the top power of a strong enough athlete, its about the (effective) power of running the stairs (upward) at about a floor per five seconds, which for 12 stories is about a minute. I've practiced such sport a some time, and that is quite an achievement, but as peak power I'd try.

1 horsepower is equivalent to unaccelleratedly lifting 75 kilograms 1 meter per second, so it should about add up. Interesting to think of what a more than average, well functioning and geared car engine could do, my old car could have done the same job of lifing me in a light cage up to the top of the electrical engineering building I've done the stair running in in the past in about a second (!), all over 20 stories..

Of course the whole idea is to make clear what can happen with a fun enough thought and application when it has to be made to actually work in practice, but reasonably intelligent readers will have understood that there is also a direct comparison possible with the rougly nano scale events in cells and their energy household, and the membrane potentials and the way they appear, and upheld and infuenced.

Medicists might not talk electrical engineering language that easy, so it never hurts to have a good comparison.

Rock around the clock

A few days ago I was waiting for about an hour, and it rained, so I parked my bike in front of some closed supermarket, hooked unto my bit battered and just functioning enough walkradio, which happened to be put quite loud, and I was going over the receiver channel bank, by chance starting with the AM band, which was set to a recently started music channel. In normal language by chance the all time top hit 'rock around the clock' just started its near gate effect drums, mean doubled guitar chord chops and wails, jazz level solo lines, and unmistakable voice.

Seriously, this is something. Would those house (not realy sorry, but lets say many of those type of music) guys be allowed to listen to THAT by their whatever hipness guides? On am 8 kHz bandwith limited, probably heavily compressed radio this is still mean enough to last a day or so, these guys know what how to play, and certianly are not limited to three chords garage rock, though the song in essence is quite straightforward 12 bar blues schema, and tracible as completely known 4/4 measure.