Dec 10, 2019

RhoDeo 1949 Vendetta 1

Hello, as the UK decides this week, whether they submit to the simplistic drone of get Brexit done and implicitly decide to delete the Great from Britain, because giving that clown Boris the keys to #10 will result in both Scotland and N.Ireland giving up on Westminster, and let those english turkeys vote for X'mas and embrace the security of the EU blanket. Yes these are extraordinary days for the Brits all 3 main parties are led weakly embedded leaders, none of which is able to profit from the others weaknesses because they are all incompetent. Throw in a rabid rightwing press (the inventors of fake news) and it's likely that Britain will see the worst possible outcome....

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A must-have for long time fans and new listeners, this is Steven Halpern's definitive playlist. Each track is a unique jewel tuned to 432 Hz that combines stellar musicianship with the intention to create beautiful music that nourishes our soul. Steven's recordings resonate and activate our DNA and innate healing intelligence, and deepens your connection with Source. Within seconds, your brainwaves shift into the alpha and theta states, which enhance healing, meditation and spiritual practice of all kinds. Keyboard magazine honored Steven as ''One of the 12 most influential artists of the past 20 years.'' (1995 profile). He is a master at orchestrating tone, time, silence and brainwave entrainment to create timeless soundscapes that gently guide you into a relaxed state of mindful awareness. Featuring his iconic Fender Rhodes electric piano-highest rated keyboard for healing-Steven also plays grand piano and ethereal keyboards.

If you need to decompress or need help with meditation this is a good cd to relax and go with the flow. Not too New Agey for those of you who dislike the concept. Just some nice ambient sounds that get your breathing and heart rate to slow down and relax.

Steven Halpern - Music for Sound Healing 432hz ( flac   283mb)

01 In The Realms Of Healing
02 Deep Theta, Pt. 1
03 Heartnotes 2.0
04 1st Chakra: Keynote C
05 Deep Theta 2.1
06 Deep Alpha, Pt. 3
07 Awakening
08 Chakra Healing
09 Apollo's Lyre 2.0
10 Comfort Zone
11 Angels Of Grace
12 Eastern Peace
13 Presence Of Mind
14 Eventide

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Electricians know the electric force is 39 orders of magnitude stronger than gravity, and the graviticians know the gravitational force is 40 orders of magnitude stronger than electricity. This misses the point. On the purely mathematical level, you can plug numbers into the equations to get any magnitude of force you want. The gravitational force between two 10 kg lead spheres placed 1 m apart is: F = GM^2/R^2 = 6.7×10^-11 ⨉ 10^2 divided by 1^2 = 6.7×10^-9 Newtons.

To equal that force with electricity, the spheres would have to be charged to:6.7×10^-9 = [1/(4 x pi x e-sub-naught)] ⨉ Q^2 divided by 1^2, or Q = √ (6.7×10^-9 divided by 9×10^9) = 8.6×10^-10 coulombs, or 860 micro-micro-coulombs. This could be achieved with a current of 1 micro ampere in less than a millisecond. The technology of nylon rods rubbed over cat fur can transfer enough static charge to overcome the gravitational attraction of lead spheres.“Can you get electricity to move planets?” That would require a lot of cats. The question is not relative strengths of forces but whether it’s possible to accumulate enough charge and move it with enough power to toss planets around like electrons.

Irving Langmuir could provide some enlightenment here. He’s dead, but his discoveries linger on. One discovery was that just a few ions in a substance can cause it to behave in unexpected ways. It forms cells and filaments. Charges separate into double layers that insulate cells from each other. The filaments twist around each other. They writhe and radiate. They seem almost alive–which is why Irving called the substance a plasma. An accumulation of charge inside one cell doesn’t interact with that in another cell until the double layers break down. Then they interact with tremendous power. Another discovery (maybe this wasn’t Langmuir’s) was that plasmas exhibit the same behavior over large ranges of scale. From millimeter-sized sparks in a lab that last a millionth of a second to kilometer-long lightning bolts that last several seconds, the same properties can be observed. A long list of investigators has tried to draw attention to the similarities between certain astronomical phenomena and these lab and terrestrial plasmas. Just on a theoretical level, it seems rather simple to scale up a lightning bolt (at 10^9 kW) that can toss around our lead spheres to the size of an interplanetary bolt (at 10^21 kW) that can toss around planets (move the Earth 1/4 au in a year, say).

But does it actually happen? We can’t clip the leads from a planet-sized voltmeter across the solar system and measure the voltage drop. So we’re left with arguing about similarities. And we all know argument from analogy is fallacious. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily wrong, only that it’s uncertain. The idea of gravity tossing planets around is familiar; the idea of plasma doing it isn’t. Much of our preference for one idea over another is simply this business of familiarity. Much of the work required to reach a new understanding of something is just this effort to make the unfamiliar familiar. By analogy with argument from analogy, argument from familiarity is also fallacious. After allowing for the preference for familiarity, gravity is in no better shape than plasma. We see large accumulations of matter–which we could just as easily see as large accumulations of charge if that idea were familiar. We assume an identity between the ideas of a large accumulation of matter and a large accumulation of mass. But mass is a property—F/A—that’s not necessarily identical with quantity of matter.

The Machian idea of inertial mass being the relationship of a particle of matter to all other particles within its sphere of communication implies that a newly created particle increases its mass as it ages. The Meta Model idea of gravitational mass being the shielding effect of other matter within the mean collisional distance of gravitons implies an upper limit of matter accumulations beyond which mass remains constant. We can’t hatch a Machian chicken and see if it grows without feeding it corn, nor can we stick a large toothpick into cakes of Meta matter to see if there’s uncooked mass in the middle. What we’re stuck with is a conflict of paradigms. Each explains overlapping sets of data in different ways. We won’t know for sure if the universe is electric until we travel to a Seyfert galaxy and stick our finger in the socket. Nor will we know for sure if it’s gravitic until we drop Newton’s apple off the Leaning Tower of M87.

The question of “what’s the truth” is premature. The truth is this: No paradigm is believable. I.e., none are certain. Being stuck with a conflict of paradigms is really an opportunity. We can choose whichever conjecture strikes our fancy and follow its implications to see if we can invent something new to make our lives more comfortable and exciting. It’s not necessary to choose; it’s an opportunity,to choose. We’re better off having more conjectures to choose from than having less. It’s time to scrap the outworn philosophy of physics based on an illusory certainty. Instead, a more biological philosophy based on conjectures and refutations (Karl Popper’s phrase) or blind variations with selective retention (Donald Campbell’s phrase) would be more appropriate for small soft creatures living on a speck of terrestrial dirt and prancing around the cosmos.


The notion that light is something that travels from one point to another is an assumption few people today ever question. Yet in this thought-provoking Space News, Thunderbolts contributor Mel Acheson explores the query, What else could light be? – a query that lies at the heart of reliability and scientific discovery.

The original TPOD article on which this episode is based: What Moves  

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V for Vendetta is a dystopian political thriller based on the 1988 DC/Vertigo Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Set in an alternative future where a Nordic supremacist and neo-fascist totalitarian regime has subjugated the United Kingdom, the book centers on V, an anarchist and masked freedom fighter who attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts, Evey, a young, working-class woman caught up in V's mission and then there's a detective leading a desperate quest to stop V.

V for Vendetta has been seen by many political groups as an allegory of oppression by government; libertarians and anarchists have used it to promote their beliefs. David Lloyd stated: "The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny – and I'm happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way.

V for Vendetta sets the Gunpowder Plot as V's historical inspiration, contributing to his choice of timing, language, and appearance. For example, the names Rookwood, Percy and Keyes are used in the film, which are also the names of three of the Gunpowder conspirators. The film creates parallels to Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo, by drawing direct comparisons between V and Edmond Dantès. (In both stories, the hero escapes an unjust and traumatic imprisonment and spends decades preparing to take vengeance on his oppressors under a new persona.) The film is also explicit in portraying V as the embodiment of an idea rather than an individual through V's dialogue and by depicting him without a past, identity or face. According to the official website, "V's use of the Guy Fawkes mask and persona functions as both practical and symbolic elements of the story. He wears the mask to hide his physical scars, and in obscuring his identity – he becomes the idea itself.

As a tale about the struggle between freedom and the state, V for Vendetta takes imagery from many classic totalitarian icons both real and fictional, including the Third Reich, the Soviet Union under Stalin and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. For example, Adam Sutler primarily appears on large video screens and on portraits in people's homes, both common features among modern totalitarian regimes and reminiscent of the image of Big Brother. The slogan "Strength through Unity. Unity through Faith" is displayed prominently across London, similar in cadence to "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength" in Orwell's book. There is also the state's use of mass surveillance, such as closed-circuit television, on its citizens. The name Adam Sutler is intentionally similar to Adolf Hitler. Like the so-called Führer, Sutler is given to hysterical speech. Also like Hitler, Sutler is a racial purist, although Jews have been replaced by Arabs and Muslims as the focus of Norsefire ethnoreligious propaganda and persecution.

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In 2032, the world is in turmoil. The United Kingdom is ruled as a fascist police state by the Norsefire Party, under the all-powerful High Chancellor Adam Sutler.

On November 4, a vigilante in a Guy Fawkes mask identifying himself as "V" rescues Evey Hammond, an employee of the state-run British Television Network, from members of the "Fingermen" secret police while she is out past curfew. They watch his demolition of London's main criminal court, the Old Bailey, accompanied by fireworks and the "1812 Overture". Inspector Finch of Scotland Yard investigates V's activities. The BTN declares the Bailey's destruction an "emergency demolition", but V interrupts the broadcast to claim responsibility, encouraging the people of Britain to rise up against their government and meet him on next year's Guy Fawkes Night outside the Houses of Parliament. The police attempt to capture V. Evey helps him escape, but is knocked unconscious.

V takes Evey to his home, where she is told she must remain for one year. V kills Lewis Prothero, Norsefire's chief propagandist, and Anthony Lilliman, the Bishop of London. Evey offers to help, using the opportunity to escape to the home of her boss, talk show host Gordon Deitrich. In return for Evey trusting him, Gordon reveals prohibited materials, including subversive paintings, an antique Quran, and homoerotic photographs. V confronts Dr. Delia Surridge, who had experimented on him and other "undesirables" at Larkhill concentration camp; seeing her remorse, he kills her painlessly.

After Gordon performs a satire of the government on his show, his home is raided and Evey is captured. She is imprisoned and tortured for information about V, with her only solace being a note written by Valerie Page, a former prisoner tortured and killed for being lesbian. Evey is to be executed unless she reveals V's location. When she says she would rather die, she is released, only to find herself in V's home. V was the one who captured her at Gordon's home, and staged her imprisonment to free her from her fears. The note was real, passed from Valerie to V when he was imprisoned. He informs her that Gordon was executed when the Quran was found in his home. While Evey initially hates V for what he did to her, she realizes she has become a stronger person. She leaves him, promising to return before November 5.

V For Vendetta 1 ( 75min mp3  34mb).

A novelisation of the film, written by Steve Moore and based on the Wachowskis' script, was published by Pocket Star on January 31, 2006 , and read here by Simon Vance.

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Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic part 1 ( 69min mp3     38mb).
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic part 2 ( 69min mp3     38mb).
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic part 3 ( 68min mp3     38mb).
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic part 4 ( 69min mp3     38mb).
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic part 5 ( 66min mp3     36mb).
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic part 6 ( 69min mp3     36mb).
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic movie ( 97min avi     698mb).

Terry Pratchett -  Light Fantastic part 1,2 ( 68min mp3     31mb).
Terry Pratchett -  Light Fantastic part 3,4 ( 68min mp3     31mb).
Terry Pratchett -  Light Fantastic part 5,6 ( 71min mp3     28mb).
Terry Pratchett -  Light Fantastic part 7,8 ( 71min mp3     28mb).
Terry Pratchett -  Light Fantastic part 9,10 ( 71min mp3     28mb).
Terry Pratchett -  Light Fantastic part 11,12 ( 63min mp3     28mb).
Terry Pratchett -  Light Fantastic Movie ( 91min avi     691mb).

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Anonymous said...

:D Thank you for Halpern. I have The Rings of Saturn.

Anonymous said...

Greatness allover the place man.