Re: Imagining Other Dimensions
- --- In email@example.com, "John Brawley" <jb@...> wrote:
>Remember: camera originally meant a kind of room, with a hole in it
> Did I _need_ to put that curved line into a background space?
> Did I mention a background space? No and no, I didn't need a
> camera, and wasn't concerned with one, albeit the "default"
> situation was camera-equipped.
for eye light.
Aside: this could be about Katrina and its aftermath (Rita etc.):
Therefore, society tends to think statically and is always being
surprised, often uncomfortably, sometimes fatally by the
omni-inexorable motion of Universe. Lacking dynamic apprehension, it
is difficult for humanity to get out of its static fixations and to
see great trends evolving. Just now, man is coming into technical
discovery of general systems theory. The experimental probing of the
potentials of the computers awakened man to a realization of the vast
complexes of variables that can be mastered by general systems theory.
So far, man has dealt but meagerly and noncomprehensively with his
powerful planning capability. So far, he has employed only limited
systems theory in special open-edged systems__"tic-tac-toe"
rectilinear grid systems and planar matrixes. The arbitrary open
parameters of infinite systems can never be guaranteed to be adequate
statements of all possible variables. Infinite systems engender an
infinite number of variable factors. Unless one starts with Universe,
one always inadvertently starts with open infinite systems. Only by
starting with finite Universe and progressively dismissing finite
irrelevancies can one initiate finite, locally limited, general
systems theory to assured satisfaction in problem solving.
Plus this one for Rybo (note "concrete" again):
626.01 The world military forces use reinforced concrete tetrahedra
for military tank impediments. This is because tetrahedra lock into
available space by friction and not by fitting. They are used as the
least disturbable barrier components in damming rivers temporarily
shunted while constructing monolithic hydroelectric dams.
-- a used similar imagery re Pacific atolls, to talk about the
difference between 4D (four-dimensional unified field) and 4D++
Rybo went "Huh?" because he doesn't like remembering stuff from one
paragraph to the next, unless it's his Rybonics (his "system").
> Fortunately "Brawlonics" or some such egocentric "_I_ made this!"Worked out OK in the case of Linux I think.
> personal-property label never occured to me.
Rybonics is one step removed in that he named it after a fake name
(Rybo). He's limiting his liability that way -- could walk away from
it more easily, and start a new gig, get away from the paparazzi.
> Absolutely harmonious with that. Of course.Like Dick and Rybno attack Synergetics, trying to hold back the
> Here're my categories:
> 1) I talk Tverse, someone attacks, I defend.
gestation rate to suit their agendas.
> I'm perfectly willing to _play_ in your arena, I just don't preferThat's fair.
> the food at the concession stands there. (*smile*)
> understand that sort of high-level jetsetting intellectualism. (IYou have a good acting voice. Maybe if you do some Synergetics clips,
> did some jetsetting and high-level work, but as a theatrical
> technician, not an ambassador for an idea.)
you could do overvoice some times. That'd be a way to help out. For
pay of course (I'm sick of always putting it on "volunteers" to do the
important stuff, while the paid people just goof off and kick back).
> I don't exactly envy your experiences, but I do admit I'd like toAn actor with a philosophy... shouldn't be a problem.
> know a similar level of professional respectability.
Anyway, I need to get to a *real* gym. Too much sitting on my tush,
letting my svelt figure go blobby <snicker>. Have iPod will treadmill.
More later then,
- From: Bob Sanderson
Relative to the global grid discussion, there's an article in the
3/23 2009 Newsweek, "We can't get there from here" by Sharon
Begley. Its pretty much doom and gloom.
The article contains this sentence: " ..Another need is for
transmission lines that don't leak 80% of what they carry, says
Physicist David Pines of the University of California, Davis".
Anybody know where he got the 80%?
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 10:02:06 +0300
From: "Wolberger, Lionel"
The national average electrical transmission efficiency is 91.5 percent and is not expected to change significantly over the next several years. 
In 1993 the average electrical transmission efficiency in California was 95.5% 
Electric high-voltage transmission is a comparatively very expensive way of distributing energy resources; the next expensive, natural gas by pipeline, is 1/7th as costly; and land-use makes new right-of-ways for electric lines very hard-to-get... DC is cheaper, as DC transmission requires only two wires (so 2/3 less wire than AC). DC transmission (since cheaper) is used over many important links such as undersea Denmark-Sweden and remote hydrogeneration plants to urban centers Itaipu to Sao Paulo.
 Federal Register Volume 59, Number 24 (Friday, February 4, 1994), DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 10 CFR Part 474, [Docket No. EE-RM-94-101], "Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration Program; Equivalent Petroleum-Based Fuel Economy Calculation"
 Industrial Ecology Analysis-Final Report by W. E. Kastenberg, Lawrence Livermore Lab, October 19, 1998
 V. Smil, Energies, MIT press, 1999, p.154