Fri Feb 1st, 2008 at 07:24:18 AM EST
(Reaching for the book)
"What did you say it was called?"
Hokkay. MMM LLP. Where art thou? And all the diarists of days gone by, where be ye?
I have created the book. It was available to buy at £10.50--for two minutes, then I decided that I should probably check a lot of things first, I made the book private, then I edited a file and on the upload the book site sneezed and as I had already asked their help person (hi Tina!) for help twice in the previous twenty minutes I thought...."Okay, this is do-able."
And done! I have a .pdf 132 pages long!
But the best part was the cover--and I can't show it to you, unfortunately! ('Twas yellow, across the top ET Diaries. Below this, smaller, in italic, Vol 1. In the bottom right hand corner it said compiled by rg)
But we don't need no book. Think of the trees!
Although the book price was £10.50, the download price was £0.00. But, who careth? ET is full of diaries, who needs to dig up old ones?
The Stream Flows On
Always always something to see, read, hear, do...and the past....is another country.
But I used to live there, and I enjoyed so very much my time there...
I wrote a long long time ago that I felt ET would become a come-and-go kinda place if people didn't feel locked in (secured?) to some....entity of which they were members....I felt such a structure would be difficult to construct, I thought Chris Cook's comments about the LLP structure...they lead me to think that such a thing as ET LLP could be created--that such a structure--a community!--could develop, the internet and the non-electrical working together--all the possibilities!
Well....cough cough cough!
I feared (worried!) that if such a structure wasn't put in place, then people (like me!) would drift....away....to be replaced by others who would, in their turn, blaze (maybe!) and then....drift...
Yeah, we keep blowing each other up--so hey! Nothing's built to last, your average star only lasts...hmmm...
Star Lifespan: How long does a star live?
Each star is unique, and the lifespan of every star is determined primarily by it's mass. The more massive a star is, the shorter its lifespan.
But What About a Neutron Star?
Neutron star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Structure A model of a neutron star's internal structure
Current understanding of the structure of neutron stars is defined by existing mathematical models. A neutron star is so dense that one teaspoon (5 millilitre) of its material would mass over 5×1012 kg. On the basis of current models, the matter at the surface of a neutron star is composed of ordinary atomic nuclei as well as electrons. The "atmosphere" of the star is roughly one meter thick, below which one encounters a solid "crust". Proceeding inward, one encounters nuclei with ever increasing numbers of neutrons; such nuclei would quickly decay on Earth, but are kept stable by tremendous pressures. Proceeding deeper, one comes to a point called neutron drip where free neutrons leak out of nuclei. In this region, there are nuclei, free electrons, and free neutrons. The nuclei become smaller and smaller until the core is reached, by definition the point where they disappear altogether. The exact nature of the superdense matter in the core is still not well understood. While this theoretical substance is referred to as neutronium in science fiction and popular literature, the term "neutronium" is rarely used in scientific publications, due to ambiguity over its meaning. The term neutron-degenerate matter is sometimes used, though not universally as the term incorporates assumptions about the nature of neutron star core material. Neutron star core material could be a superfluid mixture of neutrons with a few protons and electrons, or it could incorporate high-energy particles like pions and kaons in addition to neutrons, or it could be composed of strange matter incorporating quarks heavier than up and down quarks, or it could be quark matter not bound into hadrons. (A compact star composed entirely of strange matter would be called a strange star.) However so far observations have neither indicated nor ruled out such exotic states of matter.
(Hat tip--as always!--to DoDo)
Too Much Weirdness--Bring Me Two Donkeys!
So. . .neutron star donkeys write a book about dreaming LLPs?
Ah yes, wind turbines!
The Book, Man! Talk About the Book!
Three conversations, by FarEasterner
The world is weirder than you ever thought, by Migeru
When The Levees Broke, by Izzy
The Iranian Disease, by heathlander
The Pirates of Sweden, by A swedish kind of death
The Italian Uranium Forgeries- Adventures in Manipulation, by de Gondi
Zurich to Johannesburg, by LondonYank
The US as nuclear rogue state. Part I of II, by Sirocco
The US as nuclear rogue state. Part II of II, by Sirocco
three torturers, by the stormy present
The LSD (and Consciousness) Symposium, by whataboutbob
Where were you on the 25th of April?, by Torres
How Sweden deals with nuclear waste, by Starvid
millennial mayday in the msm mountains, by melo
Matrix Collision Theory, by Sven Triloqvist
Short course on English humour, by Ritter
Chew on this, by Alex in Toulouse
About concrete and its avatars..., by margouillat
Levels of enlightenment (or of paranoia), by leftymathprof
Rural Population Decline [with comments!], by Zwackus
The breakdown of Mass Production and the rise of Mass Control, by Trond Ove
A lousy Turkish T-Shirt., by kcurie
Little boy and hell on earth., by Elco B
The Future I Was Promised, by DeAnander
The Little Dutch Girl, by Keone Michaels
Why I don't do charity, by Jerome a Paris
Athenian Idol: Alcibiades and the Sicilian Expedition, by Alexander G Rubio
Blackwater, The Privatization of War And Public Enemy Number One, by BobHiggins
The Better Part, by Captain Future
The Death of a Dictator and his Authoritarian Legacy, by Gjermund E Jansen
Conversations on the Road: Israel, by Nomad
Archetypes, Quanta and the new Iran story, by geezer in Paris
....(! RSI!)...which means that the very last lines of the book are as follows:
The Godzales of torture--he may be an asshole, but, today, he's our asshole.
The only good Arab(terrorist) is a dead Arab(terrorist). 650,000 invisible souls. Right? (Yawn).
"Fear is the best, healthiest thing for the masses (us) to understand. Keeps `em busy, and out of our hair." According to Strauss.
Is this REALLY our current American story?
It is now- until we change it.
....but I ain't amuricain!
Well, those are the last lines of ET Diaries Vol 1.
First, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth....so many points...
Bach Prelude in d minor Walden Hughes
Thanks to all the writers who wrote those diaries--I enjoyed them!