An Alternate Interpretation

Have you learned how to think? Or learned what to think?

To borrow a phrase, “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

What would happen, if a small bit of land were inundated by water?

We see this all the time at very small scales.

Rivers, dams, coastal lagoons and beaches.

Now think of it slightly larger:

The ocean would wash across the land. Water volumes sufficient to inundate the land, would generate turbulence enough to collect up and suspend its own floor within the moving water column.

When it washes across the land, it would deposit its sediment in alluvial patterns.

The vegetation would die in short order from the salt-water poisoning. The landscape would change.

We’ve observed this in the rather small-scale localized tsunami in 2011 that struck the coast of Japan.

Now consider it occurring at a larger scale. A Pacific Arboreal forest localized on the Olympic Penninsula, for example. More energy. More water. More sediment. More mud.

How about at an even larger scale were it localized in South America? All of that dead or dying material would decay. The mud sediment would dry and in time become sand. Without water retention and a disruption of its own water cycle, it would become a desert.

Its rivers and tributaries, too, would change as a result of the mud collection.

What about at an even larger scale? Localized in Northern Africa?

With the deposit of mud and sediment, the loss of vegetation to retain water, it’s not at all unreasonable to envision that the climate and waterflow would change. Dramatically.

Sediment would be deposited in significant alluvial patterns just as we observe at much smaller scales elsewhere.

Yes, 100 years (or fewer) would seem quite plausible, and the very fabric of the land would drastically change.

It’s presently difficult for us to pin down a date with any certainty, but there is already emerging information that tends to point to a specific, cataclysmic event: 12,000 years ago.

Lightning Radio Bursts

A rather good summary of the radio waves coming from lightning:

He does mention the Inspire VLF-3 radio kit, which you can order here. A neat kit, although it’s admittedly a bit pricey. But, it is complete with PCBs, discrete components, and instructions. You need only add a soldering iron. If you’re looking to explore more than simply QRP transceivers, it’s a good step in the exploration.

Also this:


We’ve cautioned everyone for decades to never, ever, share their passwords with anyone for any reason.


Apparently, “never” means “except for this one case…” When applying for a mortgage, we’re now being prompted to provide the name of along with username & password for every financial account.

Don’t worry, though… it’s only used to verify account information that you’ve already provided as PDFs direct from the institutions.

And there’s no legal recourse — if you’ve willingly provided your authentication information, then they are you.

There are several things wrong with this and it absolutely feels like a scam or can be readily exploited by nefarious actors.

Clean As You Go…

In IT, sometimes, you should clean out the fridge, so to speak. For example, delete old accounts. Delete old rules. Delete old processes.

I was cleaning out my own email rules just the other day, and this one came up, which was from another account’s auto-responder. It has been dutifully sending out responses to every request that hits its mailbox… for about three years:

Time to clean things up a bit.