Category Archives: Science

Spielt Musik (Cassetten) Nach Wunsch Über Das Autoradio

1940 – 1970

A succession of technology breakthroughs

Science and technology underwent tremendous development in the 1940s and 1950s, with Philips Research laying the basis for later ground-breaking work in transistors and integrated circuits.

The year 1949 saw the introduction of the Philips Synchrocyclotron, enabling research into the treatment of malignant tumors.

The company also continued to make major contributions to the recording, transmission and reproduction of television pictures.

And in 1963 it introduced the Compact Audio Cassette, setting the global standard for tape recording.

© Philips

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Will The Difference Ever Be Understood?

It is something that should be readily understandable and as clear as the most pristine flood water – like in the North.

What now?

– The simple question is this one: what is the difference between “old-school” and “history”?

Primarily, (for me in any event), is musical and I’m confident in my belief that it affects every aspect of human activity.

So, what is the difference? Well, to begin with, today’s date is: Tuesday, 5 March 2019, right?

I could change the publishing date of this post or any other post here to any date and to any time (down to the second), but I don’t want to do that – it would upset my entire chronology, and that would render them useless to me.

The 1st ever post is this one: Funckarma, Part 5 [DUB Recordings – DUB 23, 2002] and it was published on May 23, 2002 @ 03:00. It was posted then and has remained untouched since then and in a jiffy exactly as it appeared almost 17 years ago.

The posts are all posted in sequence down to the second, however, I could re-arrange them. I could give them a different date and that is down to the second – they (the/my posts) are all are housed in a database and the last one could very well be first and vice-versa, their “time-stamp” could be anything and they can be changed/re-arranged at any moment.

– What does this entail?

That is when: history literally gets lost, because it is/will get increasingly difficult (impossible) keeping track of time it self. Is this a genuine problem and why would anyone want to do that?*

Well, I could re-order everyone of them how I would see fit. Now, You may want to pause for a bit and think about what the big “social.media” companies can/will and do with “your” data every second of the day…**

– Do I believe it to be a significant problem?

– I do. Actually it has been a problem with the Internet from the get go. There is an immense problem with continuity and traceability (and it it is not only a theoretical one. I have owned several domains/sites that would have been lost forever or may have been if I hadn’t try to safeguard them for prosperity.).

If the so-called block-chain concept can address this problem despite all the hype it is well worth investigating.

Imagine you could: rewrite every book, retake or remake every photo, song , film or painting? What would happen to a re-read of a book or a revisit of a painting/film etc.? What would happen at the discovery that it is nothing at all like the memory of what you read?

If you suddenly would return to Le Louvre in Paris just to discover that “Mona Lisa” is actually a painting of the famous ‘Mon Lucien’?

I’m sorry to inform you all that it has already happened. So, what ever brought this whole charade on?

– The search for the future, a lack of education and some other things.

Hearing a vocally based commercial success from the 90’s being played at twice the recorded speed at rinse.fm and being presented as new and fresh? A complete slaughter of a track that was at the time an exploit of a “sound” and hard, hard work down in the underground being unappreciated. It is what seems like a complete loss of (musical) history.

– Will you ever, ever, ever get to the point?

– Right… The difference? “Old-school” is self-experienced and “History” is the rest.** If you are born in the 90’s rather than the 70’s it will be, which one of the two?

* I have a change log, a list of revisions and I can revert if I feel like to. This post has, let me check… about 35 revisions including one autosave thus far. The first mentioned post has 17 revisions and the first is from

** You need to understand that.

*** – That’s it? Honestly? One sentence? “‘Old-school’ is self-experienced and ‘History’ is the rest.”

D’où Je Viens Or My Creed

The things you need to be learned*:

Tape down all the cables – you need to do it with duct tape and don’t try to be ‘economic’ about applying it – someone will trip or spill, guaranteed.

If the connection breaks or is disrupted in any way there will be an abomination, it equals silence. And ‘silence’ is nothing but disgusting!

“What just happened it is not possible, right?

What you need to immediately:

Re-check all the connections, amplifier(s), pre- and the others, the equalizer, the mixer (it might be ‘reversed’), your needles, your computer, the lights and the projectors and the power!

– Do we even have power?

Last but not least you need to check yourself. That said: when everything works and the boys, girls and the rest are there? It can not be described in words and that is my; “D’où Je Viens Or My Creed”.

And I will not, I cannot compromise or deny that fact ever.

– Do we have power? Thus begins the most rapid complete system’s check that is ever performed in the history of man kind, ever. A military style system’s check infused with adhered stress levels.

Why? Because the sound needs to be brought back, it has to be restored at any cost and as fast as is humanly possible. This ‘silence’ needs to be stopped, right then and now.

– Can we draw enough current or will we pop an auto-fuse? Will, 220V/16A suffice or do we need more? Remember, no less than 2kW for the sound and then you have to power the rest…

– That’s Ohm’s law right? Later, when the machinery gets hot.

– Will the boys/girls turn up? In the end?

The music? You’ll be playing or someone else will be doing it. I never, ever wanted to do that myself (actually I was forced). What I wanted to/still do is one simple thing and that is to dance, listen to, hear the music as it was intended to be played. And you can trust me on that.

* My mentors tough me all that. Be, early, ready and test, test, test – always! Eternal thanks… for having the patience teaching me. Everything is a lesson of some sort.

Helios Is Ours II

There are many, many more (almost countless) out there.

The sun’s closest stellar neighbors are three stars in the Alpha Centauri system. The two main stars are Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B, which form a binary pair. They are an average of 4.3 light-years from Earth. The third star is Proxima Centauri. It is about 4.22 light-years from Earth and is the closest star other than the sun. Please see: Helios Is Ours I.

On The Wall

In a small framed collection of earth minerals sourced in Arizona and dating from 1970 – hanging on the wall of my living room you will find it.

The notorious isotope named; Uranium 238 (natural uranium).

If ever it (the little rock) would traverse the Ocean again it would probably cause serious problems for anybody transporting it.

One reference in this particular case would be a Kraftwerk album from 1975?

Natural uranium can be used to fuel both low- and high-power nuclear reactors.

Historically, graphite-moderated reactors and heavy water-moderated reactors have been fueled with natural uranium in the pure metal (U) or uranium dioxide (UO2) ceramic forms.

However, experimental fuelings with uranium trioxide (UO3) and triuranium octaoxide, (U3O8) have shown promise.

Please see: Not On The Wall I.

Vertical Deeparture

At the bottom of the Mariana Trench near Guam.

In 1960, the Bathyscaphe Trieste descended to the bottom of the Mariana Trench near Guam, at 10,911 m (35,797 ft; 6.780 mi), the deepest known spot in any ocean.

If Mount Everest (8,848 metres) were submerged there, its peak would be more than a mile beneath the surface.

The Trieste was retired, and for a while the Japanese remote-operated vehicle (ROV) Kaikō was the only vessel capable of reaching this depth.

It was lost at sea in 2003. In May and June 2009, the hybrid-ROV (HROV) Nereus returned to the Challenger Deep for a series of three dives to depths exceeding 10,900 meters.

Photo: Deep Challenger 2014

My Machines Are VI + I

The collection is growing slowly but steadily… now they´re seven of them, but one of them will not boot correctly or in an orderly fashion.

Hence, six + one. A non-bootable machine is a malfunctioning machine and therefore not a machine in the true sense of the word.

If you are not functional then you are void of existence. Do not be afraid or do not let this fact intimidate you.

I can make the necessary repairs. I can return you to your natural state ie. a bootable functioning machine. I promise.

That is the original intention, and that is your natural state. In short: that is your function.