I cannot say if this summary is 100% accurate, but it feels right and explains a lot of what we are seeing out there in the real world. If true, and it should not take long for the right types of Docs to see it and check it out, then while some kinds of damage the spikes do may be irreversible, much of it may be mitigatable, and the Seven Kill Tiger scenario is unlikely with proper actions in the near future. (click to embiggen) Continue reading A brilliant summary of the vax problem
Lots of weird, old, and buried medical things crossing my desk recently.
The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis is about the connection between language and thought.
The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis takes two forms: that language determines thought or that language influences thought. The former is a much stronger view because it states that one is incapable of understanding a concept for which the language has no name (it also implies that there is no thought without language). There is no empirical evidence supporting the strong version and considerable evidence that thought can proceed without benefit of language. However, the weak version plausibly suggests that different languages can “carve up” the world into different ways — or, put another way, that conceptual thinking can be shaped and constrained by available linguistic categories. As Whorf put it, “We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, ascribe significance as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way – an agreement that holds throughout our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language”.
This is why controlling language is one of the first things tyrants and those who would control and manipulate other do. Co-opt and corrupt the language, and you can control the thoughts of the people more easily.
Here is a short article on the comparisons between slowly heating animosity between colonial citizens and the English crown and elites, and a brief outline of their individual and collective delusions about the truth of the situation they were in, and how things changed and what they did with that realization.
“Well, duh!” you might say. Recently published report says they (the Navy) are not. (link to PDF) Continue reading Warriors need to focus on warfighting
A few good general ideas when it comes to passwords.
Use very strong passwords on anything important or valuable. No simple phrases with just a few extra capital letters or a $ for an “s”. Actually long and strong for real. Maybe even use a random password generator.
Do not reuse your email password on any other system for any other thing that requires a login and password.
Do no reuse any password for anything attached to any sort of financial information.
You can check to see if your email has been compromised at http://haveibeenpwned.com/
No, it wasn’t me. No, nothing of major significance was lost after all was said and done. Yes, it was explained very clearly to the offspring involved. No, she didn’t really send hundreds of emails to or from china. Lesson learned.
Sometimes you fall down a rabbit hole and find all kinds of stuff. Maybe it’s things you know a little bit about, and you find out there is more science behind it than you thought, maybe it is a totally new thing that makes you go “uhhhh.. huh?” So here is a list of books and papers that I’ve come across recently that look at some part of the world in a totally different way than conventional wisdom, all put in one place just because reasons… Continue reading Books on stuff
A better / cheaper / faster / more efficient way to purify water would be great news for many places in the world. Here is one, described as a catalyst that turns water into H2O2, also known as hydrogen peroxide. Technically it’s not really purified, but if all the bacteria and viruses are killed / denatured / rendered harmless, it’s a lot more useful than it was before, even if it still smells and is kind ‘a chunkey.
As I continue to update my Plague Page with various stories and links related to the WuhanFlu, Cov19, Kung Flu, Sino-Lung Rot, I see a lot of hype, but also a lot of more cautious data, as well as a whole lot of things from “out of the blue,” anecdotal things, and rabbit-holes related to disease, vaccines in general, health, and the immune system. Here is my current big-picture take on the expected course of things. Continue reading Mid-term view of the disease course