Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Sabbatical

I find I'm getting to hyped up about general stupidity.  This is dangerous to anybody, but it causes me to post nasty things to no audience whatsoever.  I'll stop a bit and get the readership to zero again (from 1).  This is also the time it bothers me that I vent into the air, and nobody reads.

All my happy friends and relations don't get anything I write.  I do that on purpose, but I do hope that one day people will read, since I'm always right.  :)  For now, stupidity reigns supreme, as it always does.  I just have to get back into the mood where I can laugh at that.

Good-bye, and thanks for no fish.  :)

Google is So Tight it Squeaks

Another grabber headline to get them to react.  They have never done 'social' very well because they are all anti-social and very nasty nerds.  They cut me off adsense forever with no pardon ever.  Such trumpies!  So, as an organization, Mr. G is a Scrooge for Christmas.

Amazon pays me generously for helping them out.  I help out Mr. G all the time, but do I get anything?  Their Map G-Guides points are pitiful joke.  Kill yourself for a buck!  No way!

And now Mr. G is in big trouble with the whole world because he is evil and taking over everything.  Yet, there is hope for Scrooge at Christmas.

Mr.  G, you will be visited by three ghosts.

Christmas past - you were a happy little organization, out to change the world, and to not be evil.  What happened to that?  You should cry.

Christmas present - You are a cheap bastard.  Little Timmy is about to die.  Geofish has a scrawny turkey because you are so cheap.  Crowds are outside the gates, demanding your head.

Christmas future - you visit the grave of little Timmy.  And then your own grave. Nobody misses you, and they fight over your scraps.  The gravestone reads:  Here lies somebody, we can't remember, who couldn't do anything social because they were so cheap.

But you can wake up in the morning!  Cast off your cheapness, and follow all my suggestions.  It's a new dawn (oxymoron, Disney).  :)

**whoops, I may have falsely accused Disney of committing an oxymoron without a license, but they are really nasty (you know what you did!)

**Mr. G has a nasty PR department that only whitewashes things after they are in the news by the last remaining newspapers, which Mr. G killed.  :)

Engineering - Tinkering with Exponentials


It is human nature to think of everything in linear terms -- going another 10% requires 10% more effort.  Budgets are always like this, anybody who doesn't do math or physics wallows in it.  Oklahoma will soon learn the power of exponentials, and so will these guys by the river.

Today, they are tinkering with lowering a mini-excavator into the quicksand pit.  They think they can work their way around the sewer.  But the hydraulic head increases linearly, and the permeability with quicksand drops exponentially.  This gives a big exponential for total water flowing in.  In other words, they try to go an extra foot, the water comes in like a torrent.

I would like to say that this is only confined to 'handyman specials' but it isn't.  Many engineers are caught up in this.  Look at seismic 'upgrading'.  It only goes up one intensity level (double PGV), but the uncertainties are 3 intensity levels.  Upgrading is useless, but it looks good.  Put everything on screw piles!  :)  These are lessons only learned by body count.  :(

**The exponent aspect of water flow was my big objection with the Bruce Black Hole, now thankfully in Liberal Limbo.