Loon of the Month
|Call me Ishmael.
Picking this month's winner was easy. I have this mental
picture of a whale, swimming along and minding its own business,
occasionally popping its head out for a breath and slapping
the water with its tail, as whales do. Then, suddenly, it
pauses, confused, as it gets the message "LATE, LATE,
ON TIME". At first it wonders why the message is all
in capitals, and then it detects the amount of Lateness.
Suddenly it leaps from the water until only its tail flukes
are covered. Hitting the water again with a mighty splash,
it joyfully shouts back: "LATE, LATE, ON TIME".
Inc. added 29 September 1999
This is the quintessence of Quintessence. I thought it was
just a talk-to-the-whales site, but it is much more. There
is discussion of physics and communication. The holes in
the theories of Einstein and Hawking are filled in. I gave
up looking, but I am sure world peace and the abolition
of hunger, poverty and disease are in there somewhere.
The whales must be pretty intelligent if they can understand
what these people are talking about. A couple of weeks ago
I quoted something of such clarity and erudition that I
thought it could hardly be surpassed, but surely a Nobel
prize for literature must be in the future for someone who
can write "As a useful example: a transmitted message
of "LATE, LATE, ON TIME," which gives a "Key"
of the amount of Lateness or the "beta concept,"
should return the "Key" with a mutual understanding
of both the "alpha and beta concepts," when you
RECEIVE signals which are "LATE, LATE, ON TIME!"
Changes Update added 24 September 1999
Forget Y2K. The disasters coming on 1/1/2000 will be just a prelude
to the real problems which will happen in May 2000 when the planets
line up with the Sun. People on the bright side of the Earth will
be drawn upwards and stretched (could this be the Rapture?) while
those on the dark side will be squashed by gravity and be unable
to move. Rivers will flow uphill, volcanoes and earthquakes will
rend the planet, the seas will rise, radio stations will play disco
music, the living will envy the dead.
This is supposed to happen on 5/5/2000, but, as the site says,
this date is "give or take a few days". I predict that
the cataclysm will happen two days later on 7 May 2000, because
this is day 128 of the year. Those computer people gave us 1/1/2000
as a teaser, but we all know they think in binary or powers of 2.
2x2x2x2x2x2x2=128. 1+2+8=11. 1+1=2. 2x11=22. We now have the sequence
2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2, or 2+2+2, 2+2+2, 2+2+2. You can see where this
is heading. Mark my words.
added 24 September 1999
has to be a hoax site (deliberately constructed, probably to promote
a book or film), so remember that you heard it here first. It has
to be the most fabulous hoax web site I have ever seen. An enormous
amount of effort has been spent on creating images and writing the
words to make us believe that a race of people from the future have
left a whole lot of stuff in some holes in the ground somewhere.
The trouble is, it's too good, which is why I think it is a fake.
I would hate to think that the site author keeps her email and contact
details a secret because she really fears retribution from secret
(The picture is from Chamber 17 of the secret underground
time capsule. I chose it because 17 is the most random number of
Wingmakers is, of course, a hoax. It appears to be the
work of a Mark Hempel, although Mr Hempel tells different
stories at different times and in different places. Sometimes
he says the site was given to him by some anonymous person
to host and he is investigating its veracity. At other times
he says that he created it over a 3-year period as a prototype
for a new type of web-browsing experience or as a marketing
tool for a film concept. Mr Hempel owns the wingmakers.com
domain name and claims copyright over the music at the site.
PB 29 Dec 1999.
Pure Fusion Inc added 17 September 1999
"Fullerene Fusion Technology is based on engineering
that combines the unique material structures and behavior of the
fullerene molecule decorated with hydrogen isotopes so that when
induced by the energy, of a highly specialized and localized incident
pulse period sequence, transmute their atomic geometry through a
vortexing medium, the fullerene, in predictable ways and give up
abundant fusion energy."
I am awestruck! There is no way I could have explained it better
myself. It is as if someone had translated Finnegan's Wake
Unfortunately, there has been a shortage recently of vortexing
medium and this site has collapsed in on itself (without,
apparently, leaving any fusion residue.)
PB October 2000
- The Science of the Future? added 8
If I understand this correctly, it seems
that this site tells us that there is a relationship between "sound,
vibration and physical reality". Sound makes things vibrate,
vibrating things make sounds, and sounds and vibrations affect life.
Wow! I wonder if, like light, sound can be both a wave and a particle.
It seems the wave has been found, now someone just has to detect
the auditon. And who would have thought that all this could have
come from the simple observation that drawing a violin bow over
something could make a noise?
found this site by accident, and imagine my surprise to find a familiar
name on the page. Look for it near the image at the right. Spooky!