Rise of the Machines

I thought is was just a Terminator movie,  but In fact we are all living the nightmare for real today in 2017.

Its financial trading algorithm based computer systems that have taken over the world and they will ensure your whole life is to their profit only.

They don’t care about people having a good life. They couldn’t give a damn if a country is at war. And they don’t care if half the world dies of thirst or starvation.  In fact all these things are just commodities to make more profits out of us.

Right now each of our individual governments are pretending their country economy is under control.   Showing reasonable evidence of their economies future ability to prosper, they pretend they can pay their energy bills tomorrow with no problems.

We all know this isn’t true,  but no country can come clean either, the pretence must go on….

Not just because if the power gets turned off the countries population are gonna take charge from the street.  No, not just that, more because those that are owed the bill, will legally take charge of our assets… Then, just like the bailiffs coming round if you don’t pay your bills, very quickly there will be nothing left, and your county will get re-named under newbie martial law becasue there was no fuel to power its starving army.

Its Catch 22, there is no solution but to continue the pretence.

It comes down to are our algorithms better then theirs.  And the horrific reality assumed today is that we must continue to trade on peoples lives more efficiently than the opposition, if we are to maintain our wealthy pretence position.

So we’ve built machines which now rule the world through finance. They are quicker and more powerful than peoples minds combined. They don’t make mistakes, never get tired or ill,  and are not punishable.  Fully independent from our infrastructure if needs be, they reside incognito, triple backed up,  self clone-able and immortal.

They are untouchable.

They are unstoppable.

And if we continue to use this path,  they will kill most of us eventually.

 

Mechanics guide to fake information

Someone once said to me.  “If you find yourself reading something you fully agree with, you are reading the wrong article”.

Boobo’s guide on how to work out what is, or isn’t reality.

Can you hit it with a hammer ?

Yes;  Fine, you where their, you saw it, you heard it. I believe you, go relax.

No;  Okay, you know nothing yet, new question.

Do most of the traditional papers you read and most of the mainstream media TV news and documentaries you watch, all agree with the informations authenticity?

Yes;  Shame, its likely propaganda bull, heavily biased or a hysterical distraction to hide or create more important issues.

No;  Okay cool, it might be real. New question.

Is the information very stylish and polished, so bright in places you’re blinded and can’t quite see the mechanicals Or grey, dull and seems unassumingly styled and reasonably logical?

Yes it is very shiny, catching the suns rays and warming me as I view, which is nice;  It’s fake.

No it is mostly mundane, repetitive occasionally, and the details are typically tedious.  Okay it’s probably real. New question.

Can you recognise any of the informations parts, get your tools out, strip some down and do some investigations. Is everything inside as you’d expected it do be?

No, bits seem to be missing, very odd in places;  It’s fake.

Yes everything exactly where I’d expect;  Wow, it’s real.

PS. I notice on the subject of news authenticity, from reading many online debates which inevitably end up at the same place, so can I ask. Could everyone stop referring to our mainstream media as Hitler please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clock out-basin in, time recorder cabinet.

Project. Furniture, Bathroom; Cabinet & Basin.

Essential Criteria; 1. Basin/bowl must have a durable hygienic surface . 2. Basin at least a foot higher than normally available.  3. Cold-tap easily attaches to garden hose so I can wash my van outside without returning to find geyser issues. (Bathroom is nearest tap) 4. Not  ugly, with hygienic internal shelving and wall finish.

Secondary:  1. Single, right handed tap.  2. Switch-able solenoid hot/cold mix. 3. Child Lockable Cabinet.

It takes a while for a plan to come together.

It wasn’t before my automatic washing machine died for the final time, that the final key item of junk was spotted cunningly camouflaged within the washing machines door.  (I was on my knees at the time mopping up)

So the solution is made from a tatty old clocking-in time recorder, manufactured by the British Time Recorder Co Ltd, founded on London’s Farringdon Road in 1917. I’m guessing this one was built 1930s or 40s.  Its serial number is 5505.  Combined with some Pyrex Glass from a washer door, some bicycle parts,  re-cut thick old mirror glass and other junkets.

Its kinda pinned together in the photographs below, half assembled till installation time, which will involve counter sinking it fully into a hollow wall to increase bathroom space,  then fitting the plumbing and drain, U-bend, etcetera.  Before that It needs stripping again and re-sanding in preparation for a clear hard varnish finish, plus some white pearl paint inside which will match the plastic shelves made from the fibreglass/wood amalgamation that was the top and edges of the old washing machine.  Few gap adjustments to shim out are needed, plus tiny touches like dome headed slotted brass screws instead of the ugly modern chrome ones.

The twin brushed aluminim arms hold the glass bowl firmly but gently. They and the bowl are on a pivot and will hinge backwards easily,  but instead, they are counter balanced by the weight of the deeper side of the bowl levering them upright, ensuring the bowl remains horizontal during use, while being held snugly in position by the wooden surround at the front.

Why, becuase being Pyrex glass the bowl will not cut easily, if at all, and I’m likely to shatter it trying I’ve been advised. So the reason for the counter balancing was to overcome the lack of a plug hole, and an over-fill drain.  (I’m always leaving the tap on)

Instead because of the useful wedge shape of the bowl, I’ve aligned the hinges to allow the bowl to be filled until the weight of water on the shallow side over-balances the deeper side, automatically letting the bowl and arms fall gently backwards so that any overfill water can pour down the drain provided.  ( I’ve not found the drain yet. I’m thinking large rectangular fuel funnel might work. They often come with a gauze filter as a usefull bonus)

Fully emptying the bowl is done by lifting it by the wooden housing just a few degrees more. Or you can put it all away completely by closing the lower jaw fully. This then leaves unobstucted access to the tap, allowing good firm attachment of my garden hose.

This door latch you can see in the penultimate shot worked when the cabinet was laying on its back, but it seems to have developed an attitude now its all upright, typical. The brass button you can see which opens the latch when pushed, is the underside of the brass knob you can see slowly spinning on a Prestige pressure cooker lid when its steaming…  that spiral pattern is Prestige’s idea not my work. Cute isn’t it.

The child lock is accomplished by a single slot cut into the inner side of the brass button, which, when turned a small click is heard as the latch arm falls into the slots empty space. The button is now flush with the oak surface,  and unable to move when its pressed, so the latch doesn’t open.

Next item to build is the shower  …plans half way sorted… I have all the main junk parts allocated. Its going to be fab!

 

 

If I make it, will someone buy it?

Hypothetically I’d like to suggest.  If the cheapest electric kettle you could buy in London today was a £1000.  We would likely have achieved world peace.

Their would be no need for charity,  and everyone would be living wonderfully fulfilling lives.

Of course kettles would have to be built to last a life time, because I’m not buying one for that bloody price if it doesn’t.

However in my hypothetical world, Id know that my £1000 was well spent. I’d know for example,  that the person (child) who mined (scraped) the sulphur that went to make the steel to make my kettle,  would be paid the same real world wage as you, I and everyone else accepted was reasonable payment for such a task.

We all know how its meant to work don’t we.  In this equal transaction, the miner can pay for the food to live, ensuring the farmer who supplied the food could afford to re-plant and profit,  etcetera.

Nowadays it is becoming clearer to all through the smog of miss median streaming from all official orifices.  That the pain felt everywhere in our world, is down to our passed trade agreements. …Agreements which are, lets face it!  The reason we’re so much richer than them, and also why so many,  give so generously to charity.

… our innocence is evaporating.

Everyone buy stuff that lasts forever, hashtag titter nstuff.