(30 Sept 2022) It feels like the chaos is
only increasing and there is little you can do to bow that around.
Week in week out it goes from crazy to worse. Yet I still refrain
to pen down some simple rules for the use of tactical nuclear
ammo. May be I am a coward, may be the world is still not crazy
The whodunnit related to the attacks on
Nordstream 1 & 2 is still in full swing. I only want to remark
that all reasons people come up with that it must be Russia
because of this or that are not very convincing to me. On the
other hand Russia is doing month in month out things that other
people consider not very logical or consistent.
Two items for today:
Item 1) The UK bond market meltdown &
Dutch central bank going bankrupt???
Item 2) First Russian draftee already surrendered & fun with
Item 1) The UK bond
market meltdown & Dutch central bank going bankrupt???
It all started with the mini budget from
Friday last week as presented in the UK lower house of parliament.
Tax cuts that benefit the highest incomes five times as much as
tax benefits for the lowest tiers. And you won't believe it:
THESE TAX CUTS WILL PAY
The last time we observed that mumbo jumbo
was when donald trump was the US prez and like usual it never ever
"pays for itself". A lot of other people too thought
stuff like that raising questions about the sustainability of the
UK government debt.
After all most skilled financial people
understand that when you hear the phrase "tax cuts will pay
for themselves" you instantly understand such a person does
understand the underlying math. Let alone calculate how much the
economy must grow before it has "pays for itself".
Anyway, in the UK government bonds are called
gilts and you always see yield graphs of them and not the actual
prices. But the upswing in yield on gilts is truly dramatic. In
the next picture the blue line is the 5 year gult and that red
disaster is some basket of stuff that supposedly was a safe
Video of interest: UK Bond Market Meltdown - Bank of England Intervenes
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16FUZKQls_E
The vertical striped line is the mini budget announcement...
It seems that UK pension funds are allowed to
be leveraged up to their teeth, after all they are professionals
so what can possibly go wrong? Well they got all kinds of margin
calls from all that money they borrowed and had to sell all juice
that was sellable... Hasta la vista baby!
In my own country our central bank came out
with the pleasant remark they could go broke in a year or two. Why
After the financial crisis the central banks
began buying large quantities of government bonds. I was hefty
against it because the volume of buying was so large that it was
possible that central banks go bankrupt. And that is a situation
that is not desirable.
Anyway now we have a serious rout of
inflation, all those bonds bought at elevated prices don't return
much income while the outlays for the central bank rise because
commercial banks have to park their money overnight at the central
bank and now interest rates are on the rise...
Quantitive easing: What can go wrong? We are
the central bankers, we are professional who understand what we
are doing! But if your bond holdings only vaporize in value again:
what could go wrong?
Dutch source: DNB waarschuwt Kaag over verliezen door hoge rentes
Link used: https://www.nd.nl/varia/varia/1143037/dnb-waarschuwt-
Item 2) First Russian
draftee already surrendered & fun with tampons!
With an amazing speed the first of the new
Russian draftees has surrendered himself to the Ukrainians. The
guy was drafted only about six days ago and already popped up on
the front in six days time.
We can safely conclude that inside Russia it
is getting more and more chaotic and there is not much the Kremlin
can do about it because the chaos is of there own
The Russian state television makes great
contributions by telling the people that all those idiots that
make such a mess of the mobilization should be send to the front
themselves. And the supreme leader has nothing to do with this
chaos. Yes, Putin was named the supreme leader.
It makes you wonder if our Putina is soo
supreme, why is it such a chaos. After all our supreme intellect
has been planning this special military operation for years and
years... In my view this is a supreme shitshow and not much more.
In that sense the mobilization is a good thing: more and more
Russians understand the depth of the 'shit' in this shitshow.
Anyway from getting the draft paper to
surrender was only six days or so for this guy:
Russian soldiers get the advice to take with
them cheap tampons. And they must buy it for themselves. Why would
Russian male soldiers tampons that are designed for a non-male
kind of problem? Well if they get shot and put a tampon in the
shot would, the tampon will swell up and stop the bleeding.
So the Russian military forces can't even pay
for a few tampons for every new draftee, for every new conscript?
The chaos it is spreading more and more and what can you do? Here
is a female Russian medic throwing in her 50 cent of medical
The above two pictures came from screenshots
from the next video from Jake Broe (Don't follow Jake's investment
advice but he is a nice chap anyway):
Mobilized Soldiers are Already Surrendering in Ukraine
That's it for this update. Please don't get
confused by the chaos!
(28 Sept 2022) Two short items for today
because it is already so late...
Item 1) Nordstream attacks, Russian
mobilization, etc etc.
Item 2) Quantum Bell state for two electrons: mumbo jumbo or is it
Item 1) Nordstream
attacks, Russian mobilization, etc etc.
Never a dull day, today it emerged that the
Nordstream 1 & 2 came under attack. In my view there is only
one party or country that has done this. But I am not gonna say,
The Russian call to mobilization was a
perfect example of how it goes so often over there at the Kremlin:
Putin stating it will be a partial mobilization and only qualified
and classified reserves will be called to serve this noble
military operation. Now within a few hours in stuff like the metro
police officers hand out military draft notices to whoever they
can lay there hands on.
So often if weird stuff like this was observed in relation to the
war in Ukraine, like the Bucha stuff and more recent those torture
chambers, always the Kremlin doubles down on their obvious
nonsense. But this time they could not do it because the Russian
population might be stupid but they are not that stupid...
If you see videos of those new draftees
saying goodbye to their families, I never see anybody walking
around with those Z-logo tshirts. Where are those braggers
Those high speed referenda are very
interesting. I have never seen soldiers accompanied with vote
collectors going door to door and collect votes. In my view there
is a tiny problem with these referenda: Isn't stuff like that only
legal if this referendum was held in the entire
It seems that the Russians want to annex it
with high speed and after that throw their nuclear umbrella over
their new territory.
Originally I planned to write and post a few
simple rules on using nuclear ammo in say the standard howitzer.
For the time being I refrain, sorry. After all the Nordstream
attacks are a perfect distraction.
From the realm of madness we go to the realm
of quantum madness in the next item.
Item 2) Quantum Bell
state for two electrons: mumbo jumbo or is it something?
I could not find back that video where some
quantum computing weirdo was explaining a beautiful process:
An electron was prepared in a super position
of spin up and spin down.
This electron was in some exited state of an atom.
After that the electron could fall down to a lower energy state
landing in either the spin up state or spin down state for that
lower energy level...
In my view where electrons are magnetic
monopoles, it is very hard for any electron to be in a
superposition of spin up and down. That is just mumbo jumbo.
In this universe the most simple atom is
atomic hydrogen. Atomic hydrogen is made of one proton and one
electron with opposite electric charges. So every hydrogen atom is
a small quantum mechanical system. But do we say that a hydrogen
atom is made up of two quantum particles that are both in a
superposition of being an electron or a proton?
Any reasonable person would say that it is
very unlikely for a quantum particle to be in a mixed state of
being an electron or a proton. A reasonable person would say this
is mumbo jumbo.
But when it comes to electron spin, the
professional physics professors have no trouble at all in selling
this mumbo jumbo as some form of 'advanced and subtle science'.
And one by one those weirdo's are too stupid
anyway to find say the 3D complex number system. They even don't
have any experimental proof that the electron is a 'tiny magnet',
they don't have a proof that every electron is the same, they
don't have a proof that electrons are not magnetic monopoles...
I found another video that is stupid enough
to share with you, it is about entanglement and stuff like Bell
states for electrons.
From MIT Open Course Ware we have: Entanglement
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3HSP3qMgKI
I think it is time to split my dear reader.
(23 Sept 2022) Now my dear Kremlin what a
fuss about nuke stuff all of a sudden! Why is that? The last time
there was talk about nuke stuff was a few months ago and as such I
just thought "May be it would be handy if we have howitzers
So I started writing like wouldn't it be a
great idea if the Ukrainians have howitzers? And a lot of people
thought that was a good idea too so as fast as possible they were
delivered to Ukraine. Howitzers can also shoot nuclear ammo, that
could be handy in the future.
The Kremlin did not complain at all, on the
contrary I have observed Putin stating that "It is all a bit
more of the same." So there was no problem with that at the
Kremlin, I considered them good sports guys.
Later there were some vague reports that nuke
ammo was delivered, the Ukrainians that spoke about it were a bit
laughing like they really thought it was a mistake. Of course you
can't talk about that in the Media files but anyway.
And now we have this; the Kremlin talking
about nuke stuff again.
I don't know what to think about it, the Vlad even says that he is
That is very interesting, but I have never ever been bluffing the
last months on this detail. Right now there are dozens and dozens
of so called 'NATO installations' inside Ukraine that if needed
can fire tactical nuclear bombs...
Sometimes I wonder how the information
processing goes at the Kremlin, do they have a clue about what is
going on yes or no? Often it is just a big NO.
Today's item is about the Schrödinger
equation because likely already for the Helium atom it all goes
wrong (if my ideas about electron spin are correct, already for
Helium it goes wrong...).
Item 1) Parth G. on solving the Schrödinger
Item 1) Parth G. on
solving the Schrödinger equation.
Very often this equation is very hard to
solve and when it gets complicated only numerical approximations
can be made. Why is it so hard? Well the Schödinger equation
contains a so called Hamiltonian that described the energy levels
and how they evolve in time.
Very soon it becomes very
Now why is Helium an interesting atom? It is
because it has two protons and two electrons. The official theory
is that both electrons must have opposite spins but as you see in
the video this detail is one 100% neglected. My theory says
electrons are magnetic monopoles and 'opposite spins' means they
must carry opposite magnetic charges.
That makes for a perfect small but already
complicated quantum system: the Helium atom where the electric
charges between the protons and electrons are attracting and at
the same time between the electrons there is repulsion because of
the same electric charge and attraction because of the opposite
In my view the electron pair can only do it's
magical dance around the nucleus because the electrons are both
repelling and attracting each other. It is a beautiful idea where
the stuff with 'opposite spins' and 'spin is a vector, it has a
direction' in instantly served away as garbage.
Click on the picture for the Youtube video.
As you see on inspection at the bottom of the picture, they only
take into account the kinetic energy and the potential related to
the electric field forces. Nowhere the spin is used so already for
the Helium atom the standard model runs from the rails it is
supposed to run on...
Video title: The Schrodinger Equation is (Almost) Impossible to Solve.
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjLm7ctMnb0
It becomes all a bit more funny if you
realize that the same physics people also promote the idea of
quantum computing using electron spin. The poor people of physics:
is it that hard to stop thinking about electrons as tiny magnets
with two magnetic poles?
I guess it is.
End of this update, thanks for your
(21 Sept 2022) Oops, a small correction might
be needed: It looks like that Reuters report I mentioned in the
last update could have a typo in it when it talks about 9000
square km... Anyway the important thing is not to loose newly
gained territory for the Ukrainians and that eats up a lot of
In another development an Iranian drone seems
to have destroyed one of the US delivered howitzers. These drones
come in with high speed and having a payload of 40 kg explosives.
So I don't want that on my head or so...
Of course it is a pity that the Iranians did deliver this to the
Russians, I don't think this is a moral thing to do. Well despite
all I would like to compliment the Iranians with the improvement
they made over the years.
Two items for today's update:
Item 1) Will the Russian Federation break
apart? (Ben Hodges.)
Item 2) The quantum computing bubble.
Item 1) Will the
Russian Federation break apart? (Ben Hodges.)
That is a very interesting question just like
for example "Will the US$ loose her status as a reserve
currency?" The second question is rather easy to answer: For
the time being the US$ will keep on being the global reserve
currency because of TINA (= There Is No Alternative.
There are a lot of reasons that there will be
more turmoil inside the Russian Federation. It depends in a large
part on how dissatisfied the other parts are with
Some reports of conflicts between parts of
the Federation are already there. And even weird reports from
inside Ukraine where sometimes different factions of the occupying
forces seem to shoot at each other. And they now have those
'volunteer battalions' made up of ethnic groups so if now say a
bunch of Chechens also get the command of say a few platoons of
other ethnicity guess what happens? Yes you are correct: The other
ethnicities always go first into battle...
I never studied it in detail but a lot of
wealth in Russia is concentrated in Moscow and the surrounding
regions. And if the other parts never have any prospect of getting
a bit more of the economical pie, of course that causes some
Anyway on a Youtube channel with the highly
exiting name Renew Democracy Initiative a former NATO commander
gives his views. I agree in large lines with his line of
reasoning. Click on the picture for the video:
Video title: “Where is The Russian Navy?” - The War in Ukraine with General Ben Hodges - Episode 2.
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgOB0BaQqzs
Item 2) The quantum
A few years back, say in 2015 or so when I
started the other website on 3D complex numbers, at first I was
very positive about quantum computing. In the theory about that
stuff they use a lot of the so called complex exponential and
because I had found a lot new complex exponentials I was willing
to give it a try.
Later I became much more hesitant because
those quantum computing people put all kinds of things into
superposition and it makes you wonder if that can be done. For
example they claim that electrons can be in a super position of
spin up and spin down. Even stronger: In an electron pair it is
claimed that both electrons are in such a superposition...
If I would make a guesstimate all quantum
computing based on electron spin will never work because likely
electrons are magnetic monopoles and this magnetic charge is
permanent. Please remark that all those physics people don't have
any experimental evidence at all that their version of electron
spin is correct.
It is one of the basics of quantum mechanics
that you can make such super positions of properties of quantum
particles. But if you measure those properties you always get just
one of the possible answers. So you can just never check if such a
particle was actually in such a super position. The implication
are funny: If that postulate of quantum mechanics is just not
true, in that case no form of quantum computing will ever work...
The Financial Times of all places has a nice
article about it:
Title: The quantum computing bubble
And yes there is a lot of crap out there: I
too feel annoyed by those sales type people trying to hype quantum
computing. You notice it instantly if you are listening to one of
those sales nutjobs; they always talk about discovering new drugs
and medicines. It is never explained how this should work but hey
if you give them a few millions they will do their stinking
May be in thousands and thousands of years
when people finally figured out that electrons are not 'tiny
magnets', that will help much more in understanding chemical bonds
and most of all: electron transport in living tissue...
That was it for this update, I wish the
Ukrainian soldiers good luck and for all of you thnx for your
attention. Till updates.
(16 Sept 2022) The EU is designing a windfall
tax for energy companies with 'too large' profits. You can think
of stuff like electricity generated with renewables and sold for
prices related to gas and oil. Or may be more to gas because that
is the largest problem right now.
I am often a bit hesitant when it comes to
large scale government intervention in the economy like now the
energy part of the economy. On the other hand these are just not
normal times, so why not? It's only about 140 billion € so this
is not like a new financial crisis or so...
The windfall tax is a perfect lesson for
Shell; lately their head quarters left for London and often it was
heard that our dividend tax was the main culprit in chasing Shell
away to London where there is no such tax. Back then I already
joked that if needed a local government will find other ways to
tax you if that money is needed. Yeah this is a good lesson for
In the past in my country the gas prices were
pegged to the price of oil. That was a way of ensuring that if you
heated your house with oil or with gas, there were no fluctuations
between them. If oil was cheap so was gas and if oil was expensive
so was gas.
Lets dive into our item for today:
Item 1) Wow, already 9000 square km liberated
in Sept in Ukraine?
Item 1) Wow, already
9000 square km liberated in Sept in Ukraine?
A few hours back Reuters reported the 9000
number, I did not save the link but they reported it. One week ago
the counter stood at say one thousand square km so it is still
going fast and furious.
At some point in time you think this has to
stop. After all you need soldiers for the border with Russia, you
need soldiers to move the found ammo because the large piles are
known to the Russians and as such targets for future attacks. And
so on and so on.
It is amazing and once more I with the
Ukrainian armed forces GOOD LUCK.
A lot of villages are liberated and it is
heart warming to see video's like this:
They just want to give a hug to their
liberators. Of course that is logical, who wants to live under
control of the Russian military?
Now thousand of noteworthy things happened
but I only post this weird picture of recruitment of prisoners who
can fight six months in Ukraine and after that are
I am sure these guys will make fantastic
At last I want to remark AMMO AMMO AMMO! No
not Russian ammo because the Ukrainians now have much of the stock
of the occupiers. I mean ammo for the weaponry as given by the
peace loving democracies.
It is just a detail, but after it became
known that Ukraine was receiving those Vulcano rounds for
howitzers the USA also threw in a cute stone like the Excalibur
rounds. The Excalibur has a slightly shorter range like 60 km or
so where the Vulcano is more or less equivalent to the reach of
the HIMARS systems.
I have limited insight in how much our modern
weaponry has helped the fast and furious progress made by the
Ukrainian armed forces, with a little smile on my face I can
honestly say I don't know why the Russians are so panicked so
May be this is a good time to split my dear
reader. Thanks for your attention.
(14 Sept 2022) When I couple of updates ago I
wrote about 'fast and furious' stuff I was talking about
developments in artificial intelligence. Not about the speed the
Ukrainian army moves over the temporary occupied
It's not going bad, so my estimate is that we
are looking at some good military expansion as I name military
growth like that. At this point in time about 6000 square km are
won over Russia in not that many days, one analyst said the
Ukrainians move at about 20 km a day where the Russians previously
did about 1 km a day.
So we can indeed talk about 'fast and furious'.
Item 1) Are we looking at a successful
military expansion in Ukraine?
Item 2) Was the Frisch-Segrè experiment a failure?
Item 1) Are we
looking at a successful military expansion in Ukraine?
In the first place congratulations with the
developments in the last days! It has been remarkable and great to
But I want to talk a bit about military
expansion. There go a lot of things into that, for example if
there is no military hardware enough, it will not happen. Today I
want to look a bit at the 'learning side' of the humans that make
up the Ukrainian armed forces.
Six months ago a lot of them were musicians,
people working in industrial job, teachers, students, nurses and
so on and so on. So they have learned a lot in six months of
Now every time you learn new stuff, all kinds
of new pathways in your brain form and if you really have learned
new stuff after that you think a little bit different. Take for
example math, you can learn only so much math on a given day. That
has a simple biological explanation: your brain gets tired from
making all these new connections. That is why you need sleep and
dreams; beside sleep cleans the brain from the garbage built up
during the time you are awake, it also makes those new pathways in
your brain better.
But if you have bad sleep because for example
there is constant shelling in your neighborhood, you will learn
much much less day to day.
In my view the amount of learning done by the
humans that make up the Ukrainian army is almost the maximum of
what is humanly possible. So that is good but before there is a
solid standing army over there a lot of more learning has to be
done. And only after that Russia will understand for at least a
few decades it is better not to attack Ukraine again.
So far for the 'brain part' of my beloved
From the deep state map you can see it goes
indeed fast and furious:
Another detail I would like to stress again
is always try to keep as close to the truth as possible. Ok, there
is now an information embargo in Ukraine for all the right
reasons, but I remarked once that the party that stays close to
the truth will likely win this war.
Of course there could be other reasons
Ukraine could be not victorious in the end, but if you deviate
away from being truthful that eats away military capabilities big
time. If there is all kinds of disinformation going round, nobody
understands how to behave to make progress in the war effort. See
for example all that nonsense on the Russian state television. If
you are a Russian soldier looking mostly at Russian state
television and you are send to Ukraine, you don't know how to
behave in order to achieve victory for Russia.
A military analyst Ben Hodges remarked that
the flow of information in the entire Russian army from the bottom
to the top has serious flaws. And if the top brass don't get
information that is accurate as possible, that is where everybody
lives in some kind of weird bubble like in:
All in all Russia does not understand how to
deal with bad news, that is why they likely will loose it...
Item 2) Was the
Frisch-Segrè experiment a failure? YEP!
In my own little effort to try explain why
electrons can't be 'tiny magnets' but simply must be magnetic
monopoles, I made a tiny tactical win:
I often suspected that Albert Einstein did
not understand that it is not logical to view the electron as a
magnetic dipole. After all Stern was his first assistant so he
must have thought about the results of the Stern-Gerlach
Why all those weirdo's like Einstein, Feyman,
Pauli, and so on never entertained the idea of electrons being
magnetic monopoles is unknown to me. May be that is a weak spot of
how the human mind works, I don't know.
But I have two funny quotes for you, the
first one is from Feynman:
The significance of the Stern–Gerlach experiment and relevant works are detailed in a 2016 inspiring
review, concluding that “The physical mechanism responsible for the alignment of the silver
atoms remained and remains a mystery” and quoting Feynman, “… instead of trying to give you a
theoretical explanation, we will just say that you are stuck with the result of this experiment … ”
Comment: Hey weirdo's from the universities,
why not try to use the 'electron is a magnetic charge' model'?
Quote two confirming Einstein had his fingers deep into that
failed Frisch-Segrè experiment:
A year later, Frisch and Segrè modified the same apparatus by adopting Einstein’s
suggestion on the use of a single wire instead of three electromagnets to rotate spin;
they also improved magnetic shielding, slit filtering, and signal detection.
The source of the quotes is a pdf from the
Stern-Gerlach Experiment Modeled
Link used: https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.06471
That was it for this update. Thanks for your
attention and good luck with the formation of new pathways in your
own human brain. And ok ok, may be kill a few more Russians may be
(09 Sept 2022) Queen Elizabeth has passed
away, condolences to the UK. Even in my own country most people
view Elizabeth as a 'good queen' and yes the UK population had a
very good monarch in her for an amazing long time.
Also in the UK Liz Truss is the new pm, she
plans to lower taxes in order to help fighting their inflation. It
is interesting to see how that pans out. My expectations are not
that high so to say.
In Ramstein Germany there was a large
military meeting but I didn't have the time to sift all the
relevant details out. In the meantime in Ukraine stuff doesn't
seem to go bad. Of course it is still a crazy silly war and every
people die for no reason at all but the daily oversight was not
bad at all (Links to the Guardian):
Ukraine has retaken 1,000 sq km of territory, Volodymyr Zelenskiy says
The item for this update is a quote from a
cute pdf I found on the Stern-Gerlach experiment. So lets
Item 1) Comment from Einstein on the results
of the SG-experiment.
Item 1) Comment from
Einstein on the results of the SG-experiment.
For people who do not know about this
interesting experiment, look it up on Youtube or a wiki. It is
about a beam of silver atoms that get separated in two streams by
the application of a magnetic field. The physics professors think
it is very important that this magnetic field is inhomogeneous,
that means it is not constant with respect to distance but it
should (in this experiment) not change in time.
How does the official explanation work? They
do a bit of math, differentiate the stuff and voila there is your
gradient of the magnetic field.
Suppose the physics professors are in the
right and electrons are all equal and are tiny magnets, in that
case when this tiny magnet is placed in a inhomogeneous magnetic
field, there is a tiny bit more force on one magnetic pole
compared to the other magnetic pole of the tiny magnet.
The two forces one the magnetic poles of the electrons should also
cancel each other out because the electron is so small. If you
take a simple model for a tiny magnet, say a very small piece of
line with two point sized magnetic poles on the endpoint of that
line segment, the resulting force should be some constant times
the gradient of the magnetic field.
The gradient acts as some kind of derivative
like in f(x + h) = f(x) + h*f'(x), if h is small the
difference between f(x) and f(x + h) is some
multiple of the derivative.
Below you some form of 'official calculation'
where they 'forgot' to multiply in the size of the
But first the hilarious quote from
Given the time, more than a 100 years, I
think that Einstein took into account the size of the electron.
But I haven't seen his calculation so it is a wild guess what the maestro
thought about how to explain this all.
I remember I got crazy results too. Years ago
I tried to calculate what gradient you needed to accelerate just
one electron just one meter per second squared, ok it was just a
wild estimate but the estimate said a gradient of 100.000
And given the fact an electron has a very
small mass, it would be totally impossible to move a silver atom
in any significant way. And years ago that was one more reason as
why electrons can't be tiny magnets.
The only thing that is logical is and stays
the annoying fact that electrons must be magnetic monopoles. This
whole concept of electrons being tiny magnets was ridiculous from
the get go.
But professional physics professors are even
far more crazy: They also claim that electrons are 'point like
particles'. How you cram two opposite magnetic poles in a point
like particle is of course unexplained.
Anyway, here is the 'official
And on top of that it is always swiped under
the carpet: How is it possible that a super tiny dipolar magnet
like an electron can 'anti align' itself with the applied external
magnetic field? Other stuff like small electric dipoles like a
water molecule in an electric field never do the 'anti align'
This is what I had to day today. Thanks for
your attention & till updates.
Updated 10 Sept: I forgot to link the pdf so here it is straight
from the preprint archive:
Stern-Gerlach Experiment and the Electron Spin
In the meantime I found out there is only one
repeated SG-experiment, this is known as the Frish-Sergè
experiment and ha ha ha, it failed often to 'flip the electron
spin'. That was done in the year 1933 so you just cannot say that
in the science of physics the developments go fast and
furious. Is it so hard to ponder the electron as a magnetic
monopole? Apparently it is...
(07 Sept 2022) The situation around the
nuclear power plant in Ukraine keeps worrisome. The United Nations
is asking for a demilitarized zone and it would be great if that
could happen. This is such weird stuff that even for this detail
we should keep on the economical sanctions at least one decade
longer in place...
Anyway I prepared two items but it is already
far to late so let me skip the Einsteinian fun for now and dive
into the complicated world of a possible price cap on Russian oil.
So that our item for today:
Item 1) The price cap on Russian oil, will it
succeed or fail? I am optimistic.
Item 1) The price cap
on Russian oil, will it succeed or fail? I am optimistic.
Lets go back a few years; at one point in
time all of a sudden oil prices went negative. Negative? Yes, if
you bought oil you also got some money for that noble deed. As an
outsider you look at that with utter surprise like have they gone
mad or so?
No they have not gone mad, the costs of stopping production were
far bigger compared to paying buyers to 'buy' oil. The negative
price was a rational decision.
The same will go for Russia; likely they will
have great trouble restarting a drill if it had stopped for some
time. On top of that it was remarked that during winter in
Siberia, if they stop pumping up oil it all freezes and after that
the whole drilling thing must be repeated... So that is all not a
viable option for the Kremlin despite their words of cutting oil
But there are many sides to this interesting
problem: The main side seems to be insurance. If you ride your car
you must have insurance in case you cause an accident. The same
goes for oil tankers. The idea is to make it forbidden to sell
ship insurance to Russian oil above a certain price cap.
Yet if one oil tanker goes bust, the costs
with it are gigantic and will drown a lot of insurance companies.
So the 13 major ship insurance companies pool all such risk among
themselves and on top of that there is major
There is nothing ingenious about that, as a
matter of fact we the Dutch did that with the creation of the VOC,
the United East-India Company when we invented the stock market.
By buying shares in the VOC the investment was not concentrated in
just one ship but in the entire fleet. So the loss of one ship
does not bankrupt your investment.
Another interesting detail is the lack of
tanker capacity. A lot of oil from Russia to the EU goes via
pipeline. But if Russia cuts that, is there enough tanker capacity
Other people say that if the EU doesn't get
the oil, China and India will buy it up. Again tanker capacity is
the bottle neck: it takes a long time to deliver to say India.
That eats up global tanker capacity and will also cripple Russian
revenue because they must offer India lower and lower prices so it
stays attractive for parasite nations like India to make a profit
from these oil deals.
Anyway the finance ministers of the G7
countries have come to an agreement on this very important detail
of diminishing Russian oil revenue income.
After all the strategy is to cripple Russian
military might to such an extend they will not repeat their
Ukrainian adventure in any other European nation.
On Youtube channel Joe Blogs there is a
relatively good explanation of how all that insurance, pooling and
reinsurance works. And if the entire insurance industry feels like
it is fine, wise, even a moral obligation to destroy Russian
revenue from oil sales, why not it?
It might cost some money but if the insurance
industry starts thinking about another war of aggression started
by Russia; that will cost much much more for them. I am not saying
WE MUST SLAUGHTER RUSSIA BEFORE RUSSIA SLAUGHTERS US!
No I am only saying we can't have this in
another European country.
Ok, you must always listen to other opinions.
So I found some weirdo's that from the get go think it will all
fail. Please read it so you can think about the depth of their
Why The Russian Oil Price Cap Won’t Work
A screen shot from the Joe blogs channel, it
is about pooling risk:
RUSSIA - G7 Announce OIL PRICE CAP to DESTROY Russian Oil Revenue WITHOUT Affecting Global Oil Price
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2p6X_upSXQ
Ok, it is late at night so sleep well and
have nice dreams about crippling Russian military might. Thanks
for your attention and see you in future updates.
(02 Sept 2022) I don't have much to say and I
don't have much time. So lets go:
Item 1) Poland wants 1.3 trillion & IEAE
arrives at Zaporizhzhia.
Item 2) Correction & addendum.
Item 1) Poland wants
1.3 trillion & IEAE arrives at Zaporizhzhia.
Today it emerged that Poland wants a
staggering 1.3 trillion € from Germany as compensation for the
damages of WWII. Is that a good idea?
As far as I know history, after WWII the
political leaders decided not to repeat the mistakes made after
World War one. So no crippling decade long repair payments to the
victors of WWII. As such the European nations could snuggle
together in things like the coal & steal community, later the
European Economical Union till the present day form the EU
The Marshall plan was also very helpful with
the crafting of a more modern Europe.
May be Poland has some point, but you can
also demand say one trillion from Russia because Poland was taken
into the Warsaw pact...
I don't know much about international law but
my guesstimate is this will not hold up in any international
court. And if I could vote on it, I would vote against it.
Likely this is a sensitive point in Poland,
after all they have suffered much more in WWII compared to my own
country. May be it is better to let this rest for always...
Reuters: Poland puts its World War II losses at $1.3 trillion, demands German reparations
Link used: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/01/europe/poland-
In Ukraine the atomic inspectors have arrived
in that nuclear facility in a place with a name I can't memorize.
It is noteworthy that had to cross the frontline and that is an
interesting feature in itself. If you run into a bunch of Russians
without proper communication gear, you cold draw fire...
All I can say is GOOD LUCK!
Item 2) Correction
A few updates I posted a faulty math thing.
It is just a typo but it is a very good typo because I always
check my texts before publishing them because there are always
some errors. Some are tiny and not significant, but as a math
person I love it when all faults are gone.
It was that picture with the intellectual
Harley Quinn. Those vertical stripes mean you must take the
determinant of what is in between. The comp means you must take a
complementary minor, in this case a 2x2 minor.
So it must not be comp(| AB12
|) but this: | comp( AB12)|. I hope this did not
cause much confusion because it is just a typo.
Addendum: In the previous post I made fun of
those Delft physics people that put all kinds of quantum stuff
into super position with each other and after that declare that
they can teleport quantum information faster as the speed of
For the record: When it comes to electron
spin I don't think this is possible. If my view on electron
magnetism is correct, likely their monopole magnetic charge is
permanent just like the electric charge of an electron or a
I want to remark that after a few years I am
looking into those Bell proofs again and may be may be it is
possible to create those so called 'Bell states' with photon pairs
from those non-linear crystals that do that 'parametric downward
conversion'. (That is a process where one photon breaks down into
Why do I think that? Well photons are very
wavy things, so may be it is possible to craft the so called Bell
states with them.
But I understand not much about photons. For
example our electricity net has an alternating currency of 50 Hertz.
As such the photons produced by that have a wavelength of about
6000 km. But how 'large' is a 50 Hz photon in itself?
Or is that a meaningless question?
My dear reader, it is time to split so we can
both go our own ways.
(31 Aug 2022) In Ukraine today finally some
international inspectors can go to the nuclear plant that is in
use as some improvised Russian military basis. Lets hope they can
do their job and report what is going on there. Don't forget in
the beginning when they went to Chernobyl they did all kinds of
crazy stuff like digging trenches in the radioactive
The grain export situation is still stable
although the amount of exports needs to triple or so. Famine in
some countries is still not prevented if the exports don't
The long awaited counter offensive has begun:
I wish the Ukrainians a lot of luck. Going of the offensive is a
very different thing compared to defensive actions. There is an
information embargo and that is good of course. A commentator
joked that they know more about the Russian army than the
Ukrainian army. Until now only the first line of Russian defense
seems to be taken, there seem to the three lines of Russian
defense. Anyway my dear fighters: GOOD LUCK!
Vulcano ammo for hwitzers? I had never heard
of it but it seems to have a range of 80+ km. That is the stuff
called 'assisted rounds', of course they have less kg explosives
because likely they are about 50 kg total weight. The good thing
is of course that this makes the howitzers a more equal footing
with the HIMARS boom stuff from the USA.
And an awful lot more happened, the above are
just four details that I consider the most important. But there is
also a meeting between nations to discuss further military help
and aid and training and more and more.
Today one item about what I view as 'good
science' where developments go fast and furious compared to 'bad
science' like explanations for electron spin or weird fantasies
like 'teleporting quantum information fasten then the speed of
light'. So lets go:
Item 1) Stable Diffusion AI (good) versus
quantum entanglement (likely bad).
Item 1) Stable
Diffusion AI (good) versus quantum entanglement (likely bad).
There are more and more AI's floating to the
surface of media attention. We have those giant language models
that are very good at estimating the next word. You can alsmost
talk to them like they are humans.
A few weeks back a thing named Stable
Diffusion came out: It is a text to image generator. So you type
in some stuff and Stable Diffusion creates a picture from that.
You can even install it on your own computer but that is not easy:
You need the correct hardware, you must know how Python works and
more of that.
But it is amazingly good, just look at
Developments in AI go fast and furious for
years now and it looks like there is no end in sight. I think this
is caused by the fact people are willing to learn and if they are
on the wrong track they soon change course.
I don't think that during my lifetime I will
see an AI that is good at math or better at math as humans are. If
you ask those large language models what 17 x 13 is, they look it
up in their massive database until they find the answer 221. These
models don't have a clue about counting or adding of multiplying
Another cute picture, even the Harry Potter
characters are made by this Stable Diffusion thing. Stable
Diffusion seems to be very good with human faces while the hands
are still horrible.
So all in all good science is capable of
learning from their mistakes, adapt and move on to the next
Bad science is for example the next:
|You have two quantum
particles that are entangled when it comes to their spin.
For example the electron pairs in your body are entangled
and that is not because the one electron has spin up and
the other spin down. They are both in a state where they
are both up and down at the same time.
It is only when you measure the spin of one of them and
you find say it is spin down, the other must be spin
In my view this is advanced mumbo jumbo.
Electron spin is the magnetic properties of the electron and it is
no secret I think that electrons are magnetic monopoles that carry
a permanent magnetic charge. There is nothing mumbo jumbo about
Let me repeat the nonsense that they believe in for example the
Dutch university of Delft. Only now I do it with a hydrogen
You have two quantum particles that make up
the hydrogen atom: a proton and a neutron. Because of the opposite
electric charges they have these two particles are entangled.
Every particle is constantly in a superpostition of being an
electron a proton.
Now if you separate the two quantum particles
in a hydrogen atom and you bring one of the particles to the
Andromeda galaxy and when you are in that far away galaxy you
measure the electric charge of that particle and you find it is
positive, in that case the particle left behind in our own
universe will have a negative electric charge...
Nobody with a normal functioning brain will
think that any hydrogen atom will act this way. But when it comes
to the magnetic properties of the electron, the weirdo's from the
universities keep on making no progress.
For you, my honorable reader, I selected one
of those idiots that are very good at spreading quantum mumbo
TU Delft Has Appointed Professor Ronald Hanson Distinguished Professor in Quantum Computing and Quantum Internet
Now I don't hate Ronald, he is just one of
the many weirdo's when it comes to electron spin. But this stuff
he is doing is bad science and no good working quantum computer
will emerge from this... Anyway no quantum computer based on
electron spin will ever work properly.
End of this update & thanks for your
attention & kill more of those fucking Russians!
(26 Aug 2022) Two items for today's
Item 1) Lets hammer those grenades into
Item 2) Harley Quinnn loves determinants?
Item 1) Lets hammer
those grenades into perfection...;)
On TvP (tv Poland) they had some amazing
footage of a guy preparing grenades for an RPG7 they said:
I guess the guy knows perfectly what he is
doing and it's all safe...;)
There was a new military aid package from the
USA, it's worth about 3 billion US$. Without listing it all, here
a few details:
In addition there is money for six advanced surface-to-air missile systems, known as NASAMS, munitions for them,
24 counter-artillery radars, precision rocket systems, and more than 300,000 rounds of artillery and mortar ammunition.
I am glad finally some good air protection
goes that direction. Germany has promised air protection too but
that is still in the pipeline. Some commentators think or suggest
Germany is deliberately doing stuff the slow slow way. That's not
true, it is a bit of what I name the paradox of NATO.
Germany just like my country are in the NATO
for decades. And it works perfectly, decade in decade out almost
no serious war. At least not on our home territories and so over
the decades military readiness has declined. Both Germany and my
country had strong pacifist movements all the time. Now I am not a
pacifist myself but I consider them a valuable part of society. I
think it is better to live in a country where there might be 'to
much' pacifism compared to a society where every 2 or 3 years the
majority wants to go to war with another country...
Anyway it is what it is and one day the German air protection will
My old opponent David Petraeus was on CNN in
relation to the Ukrainian war that now lasts for over six months.
And a small miracle happened: David his dog did not come in more
or less demanding a walk. Likely David was in his work environment
because on the table behind him were all kinds of books. Well
click on the picture to see the CNN video:
Video title: Ex-CIA director predicts what's next in Russia-Ukraine war
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK8CFuXExLw
Item 2) Harley Quinnn
No, as far as I know Harley Quinn doesn't
love determinants. Yesterday I posted the new post on how to
calculate the determinant of a 4x4 matrix using only 2x2
Now I have more or less cracked the matrix
version of the Pythagorean theorem it was more or less doable. But
I remember that at least a few times in the past I tried similar
stuff and that always failed. It is not a ground shaking math
result but it is interesting in it's own right.
In the above M is a 4x4 square matrix,
the stuff like |AB12| are the six 2x2 minors you
can find in the first and second column of the matrix M.
Once more this is not a deep math result like
finding new exponential circles or so, but it is surprising for
sure that only two minus signs pop up. If you are just like me
always dumb and naive, you would expect three minus signs.
Just like you calculate the determinant in the usual manner...
I only worked out the case of a 4x4 matrix so
I skipped the general case of a nxn matrix. Here is the latest
post from the other website:
Calculating the determinant of a 4×4 matrix using 2×2 minors. What is the +/- pattern in this
Ok, I spilled the beans already because you
can see the +/- pattern in the picture from math professor Harley
Quinn. And sometimes I wonder if I am crazy; I start this update
with a guy hammering RPG grenades while ending with the honorable
professor Quinn hammering out four dimensional determinants...;)
End of this update. See you next
(24 Aug 2022) I cleaned up this home page a
bit and threw a lot of old stuff into the history files, index17.htm
to be precise. So it should load faster now because all these
updates since Feb this year make a long long reading...
Tomorrow, or actually today I think, there is
some independence day in Ukraine. The US has warned for Russian
attacks and has even withdrawn a lot of their employees from
Ukraine to safer places...
Two items for today:
Item 1) The Dugina death; is dad a crisis
Item 2) A short but very good math video upon curve
Item 1) The Dugina
death; is dad a crisis actor?
By all standards this was a weird attck; this
Dugina female died from a bomb attached or planted in the car she
drove. It is weird to assume it was done by foreigners, that
Dugina female was definitely not a serious target. And her father
that weird hard core ideologue Dugin is, as far as I am concerned,
also not a valid or worthy target.
My guesstimate is that it is some internal
working of the Russian state. And that Dugin guy is indeed some
weirdo. It was said that he dreamed of a Russian empire from
Wladiwostok to Dublin. Yes, to Dublin. My whole life I have been
waiting for the wonderful day that my country could become a part
of Russia. What a fucking lunatic, people with serious mental
thingelings are often not a serious target.
UATV explained how the attack was done
according to the FSB:
Video title: Death of Dugina: the case is solved. Here is what happened
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YwC9xAADvE
The next picture is of course a bit of
dubious moral value. But I decided to make it and post it today.
Why not? When we heard from so called 'crisis actors' when the
Bucha stuff came out, of course at some point in time that needs
So the Kremlin gets a bit of her own coin
back; Dugin is a crisis actor. May be he doesn't even had a
daughter and that female is just some CGI computer construct...
Well lets leave that idiot alone.
Item 2) A short but
very good math video upon curve curvature.
It is a bit of a shame but I never derived
that result in the next short video (3 or 4 minutes). The video
goes a bit fast but for my taste not too fast. It is about finding
an expression that gives you the radius of curvature at any given
point in a graph.
If you see the result for the first time
without a good derivation of it, the result looks rather weird at
first. Why is there a third power and so?
Video title: Radius of Curvature Proof - approximating a curve with a circle!
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCJfq77sFE8
This summer there are a whole lot of math
videos out because the guy from the 3Blue1Brown channel has thrown
in another summer of math exposition. This time you could also
participate if you, just like me, could not make those fancy
animations yourself. In that case you could team up with someone
who could do those animations and you just do the math.
I have to say I gave it some serious thought.
For years I have been thinking that finally the exponential
circles or Euler circles if you want, would get the attention they
need if I just had a good video.
But after a day I realized that even a good
video will not wake up those people, so I decided not to
participate. No, better avoid more disappointments and not waste
my time on the professional math professors.
Ok, that is what I had to say today. Till
updates and I hope you have some fun with the math
(19 Aug 2022) The situation around the
Ukrainian nuclear power plant is still a mess. And I don't
understand what the Russians want with this. Ok there might be
some dumb ass African nations that support Russia but more normal
countries frown a bit on this kind of behavior I just guess.
A few countries have imposed limits on
holiday visa's for Russians. Ok, countries are sovereign so they
can do what they see fit. For myself speaking I think I side more
with the German line of thinking; we must not end in a situation
where for example dissident Russians can't leave Russia. And
what's next: also ban students?
As far as I see it, the goal is to cripple the military power of
Russia to the extend that they can't repeat the Ukrainian
adventure in another country. The goal not to cripple the entire
So if there are no security concerns with Russians traveling in
and out of Europe, I am relatively relaxed on this travel
Two items in this update:
Item 1) Wow, that is some hard GDP
Item 2) Another weirdo that can't find magnetic
Item 1) Wow, that is
some hard GDP growth!
The latest Dutch gross domestic product
growth surprised to the upside: It was 2.6% quarter on quarter and
the economy was 5.4% bigger compared to a year ago.
For the time being we can say that COVID-19
was just a dip and now we are back on track. Ok, it was expensive
but the extra debt our government had to take on is also already
declining fast. So it's more or less like it is expected to
Why inflation does not hurt more I don't
know. Ok ok in almost all labor contracts here there are automatic
provisions for inflation. So you don't see central bankers here
shouting hard that wages must not grow in order to prevent a
price-wage inflation spiral...;)
All in all I like the way we have our
economy, if wealth is more evenly spread it is much easier to eat
up all that inflation. But the inflation cycle isn't over by far
so may be I will regret my words in say 12 months of time...
A positive by-effect is that both the
inflation and the extra economical growth contribute to the tax
revenues of the Dutch state.
Source (in Dutch): Economie groeit in 2e kwartaal 2022 met 2,6 procent.
Link used: https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/nieuws/2022/33/economie-groeit-in-2e-kwartaal-
Item 2) Another weirdo that
can't find magnetic monopoles...
where some weirdo explains that they can't find magnetic
monopoles. And you get the usual explanation that even the
electrons are tiny magnets with two magnetic poles. The rubbish
refuses to die.
In the picture below you see David Tong
explaining that two magnets attract each other if their magnetic
fields are aligned. This audience was rather dumb but suppose
someone would ask David as why in an electron pair the electrons
must be anti-aligned in order to be able to make chemical bonds or
stuff like that...
Video title: David Tong: The Allure of the Magnetic Monopole.
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma4NgH8abKU
Well in that case the weirdo's always come up
with the Pauli exclusion principle and they mumble some stuff
about 'quantum numbers'. That is not an explanation, at best that
is a mystification and the person who asked the question is
supposed to feel dumb because he or she does not understand
It's all a big bag of bullshit my dear
reader: There are only electron pairs in nature because very
likely electrons are the magnetic monopoles and every electron
pair is made from the two magnetic charges there are...
That makes much more logic than that weird
'spin up' versus 'spin down' that the weirdo's from physics use.
You know stuff like 'spin up' makes only sense when there is some
applied magnetic field. So what happens if there is no magnetic
field? And what happens to 'spin up' when the magnetic field is
changing or vibrating?
The official version of electron spin is
still a bag filled with bullshit.
Fun detail: Yesterday on the preprint archive
I made a few searches on 'spin flip' and 'electron spin flip'.
Well you don't get articles from people in a physics laboratory
showing how they 'flip the electron spins'.
No, you get a lot of articles where people do
all kinds of calculations in those Ising models. And of course in
those Ising models they use the spin of electrons as tiny
magnets... And that my dear reader is where they spend your tax
I am waiting for about 7 years, if people
like David Tong claim that electrons are tiny magnets, what
fucking experimental evidence you have for that David?
There is no experimental evidence for that
claim. And people like David Tong never ever think that is a
problem. They just blah blah on year in year out.
That was it for this update my dear reader.
You must not think I am angry at the physics professors. You must
more see it as a better understanding of how stupid they are.
Thanks for your attention and see you in the next
(17 Aug 2022) In a few months it will be
winter and in the meantime the EU countries can work on the gas
problem. Well lets hope for the best. Yesterday I got my monthly
energy oversight, I have uses minus 13 € in electricity and plus
30 € for gas. On top of that my prices are fixed till the end of
So for the time being for me it is not much
of a problem.
Two items for today:
Item 1) Another Crimean ammo dump says
Item 2) Advertisement latest math post.
Item 1) Another
Crimean ammo dump says BOOM...;)
It seems that there were two strikes in the Crimean
peninsula and on top of that the HQ of the Wagner groups came
under attack. Some pro-Kremlin but relatively stupid journalist
gave away where it was via posting of the next
I had to shrink the picture to 450 pixels but
on the left upper corner is the street name or so. So that could
cost one or more HIMARS rocktes. It is rumored but not confirmed
that the guy known as "Putin's chef" was also among
those that live no longer.
Picture source was a BBC article:
Ukraine hits Russian Wagner mercenary HQ in east
Link used: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62547403
And in a place named Mayskoye another ammo
depot went bust. There were 3000 evacuees so that is a good
development; can they feel a little bit what Ukrainians are
feeling for six months now...
For the time being those Russian air defense
systems like the S-300 and S-400 don't make much of a difference.
It was said that Russia will deliver S-500, I don't know how much
better that is, so lets wait and see.
Item 2) Advertisement
latest math post.
Last Friday I uploaded my latest post on the
Pythagoras stuff. By accident it became a bit sloppy because after
I started writing it all of a sudden I realized that my new found
calculation scheme of turning a non-square matrix into a square
matrix COULD GO WRONG! That was no reason for panic because you
can always work around that problem but I had to address it of
So I consider it a bit sloppy but after over
200 math posts that is allowed I guess.
Anyway I have once more some lousy excuse to
show the most simple manner of making one column into a square
matrix. I don't know if there is an official name for these kind
of matrices, I name them perpendicular matrices because every
column is perpendicular to the other columns in the matrix. (Click
on the picture for the new math post.)
It goes wrong if you start with to many
zero's like in a = b = 0 and say c is a non
zero real number. In this case the next two columns will be zero
columns. Anyway it is not a hard problem to dodge.
Yesterday I solved an old outstanding
problem: how to calculate the determinant of a 4x4 matrix using a
lot of 2x2 determinants. In the past I once tried that but I
failed. But now with a tiny bit more math knowledge like the
matrix version of the Pythagorean theorem, all of a sudden this is
far more easy to do.
So all in all while the body is aging faster
and faster, it's still a good math year.
Title of the new post: On the degree of expansion columns & can the expansion go wrong? (Pythagoras, matrix version.)
With that I would like to leave you alone.
Have good cognition in your brain, have peace in your heart and a
lot of bullets in the bodies of Russian soldiers...
(12 Aug 2022) Correction: In the previous
post I wrote "200 km inside Crimea" where that should
have been "200 km from the frontline". That was a bit
stupid of me but at first I wrote "200 km from the
border" and I was like no that is too insulting for the
Ukrainians so I changed it to what I correct now.
The situation around the nuclear power plant
in Zaporizhzhia is still crazy as hell. It makes you wonder how
the decision making process goes over there on the side of the
Two items for today:
Item 1) Happy holiday in Crimea?
Item 2) Do anti-particles travel back in time? (NOPE!)
Item 1) Happy holiday
Not much news about the destroyed air field
in Crimea. There were good satellite images out, cute before &
after pictures. And yes there are some craters but is that from
incoming missiles? One person remarked that it was just in reach
of those Harpoon rockets, others think it was done by a team of
And I, I have no clue. May be it happened
because somebody snapped his fingers and somehow the sound got
multiplied and blew up the first ammo. And after the first ammo
ignited, the rest followed.
This is how it looked from the beach:
I didn't copy the satellite photo's but if
you haven't seen them look them up. All these air craft have their
own 'rabbit hole' where they are parked. With rabbit hole I mean
large mud walls likely for preventing damage if somewhere else
So that didn't help much, a lot of lost air
craft for the Russians.
Item 2) Do
anti-particles travel back in time? (NOPE!)
A bit more on that nonsense of anti-particles
that supposedly travel back in time. I found a relatively good
video from Parth G where that mumbo jumbo is explained. It has a
bit to do with Feynman diagrams and if you rotate such a diagram
you van view that as going back in time. But a bit of fancy math
does not make anti matter travel back in time; just like other
matter it will go only forward I just guess...
Anyway in this video and also in one of the
others from the previous update there is talk about electrons and
positrons that annihilate each other. If my view on electron spin
is correct, so all electrons are magnetic monopoles, in about 50%
of the collisions between an electron and it's anti particle the
positron will not lead to annihilation.
But people never talk about that. They only
talk about stuff they understand or stuff they think they
understand. And indeed if all electrons are exactly the same, it
is not understandable as why such a pair of particles refuses to
It should be rather simple to build an
experiment where you have a beam of electrons, a beam of
positrons. With a magnetic field you can always split those beams
in the two magnetic states, you now have four combinations of
letting them collide. In two of such combinations there should be
much more annihilation compared to the other two cases where
electrons and positrons of equal magnetic charge are
Video title: Do Antiparticles Move BACKWARDS in
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cccd8YWmqzA
Here is that wiki:
It is very interesting that after seven years
I still can't find the tiniest detail that says electrons are not
magnetic monopoles. For example only in the last year I found the
above detail that there is also elastic scattering between
electrons and positrons.
So for my brain this makes the world a little
bit more understandable. And for people with sloppy brains who
think it is pretty normal that anti particles travel back in time
based on some fucking stupid rotation of some calculating scheme,
if you think such weird stuff why try to get a better
But after seven years it is still a deep deep
mystery to my mind that 100% of the physics people think that
electrons are magnetic dipoles and that they just can't find
magnetic monopoles. Without any experimental evidence they keep on
doing their weird logic...
Why God why did you create humans this way?
Or is it evolution and I must ask:
Why Evolution why did you evolve humans this way?
May be it is time to split, see you
(10 Aug 2022) The entire war I mostly post
two updates a week and now this homepage is getting too long
again. So it's time to throw a lot into the archive pages.
Two items for today:
Item 1) It said BOOM 200 km inside Crimea.
Item 2) 3 Video’s to kill the time & Unzicker’s horror on the quaternions…
Item 1) It said BOOM
200 km inside Crimea.
That was a very interesting development:
Explosions on an airbase 200 km inside Crimea. That is interesting
because as far as I know there are no deliveries of rockets that
can do such a distance.
One of the possibilities is that it was a
rocket made inside Crimea. That is very well possible, after all
that flagship the Moskva was also built there. Of course it could
also have other causes for the explosions but likely tomorrow the
Ruzzians will come with another package of bullshit to explain it
It is definitely a good thing that all of a
sudden even 200 km inside Crimea the people can't feel safe. Why
should the Ukrainians always have the burden of always come under
attack from some long range rocket?
If it is frustrating for me that we can't
deliver weaponry for striking inside Russia, imagine how the
average Ukrainian feels about this. On the other hand there are
all kinds of reasons to let this stupid and crazy war not spill
over into other territories.
Anyway, it's war so it is what it is and
there is no value in complaining about it.
From a video from a guy named "The
Russian dude" I have the next two screen shots.
The first one is from Donetsk (that is the capital of the occupied
region in the east), an apartment was hit from the east. Of course
Russians drunk and stupid as they are told it was done by
If it wasn't always so violent it would be
perfect comedy: Rockets coming in from the east and the Ruzzians
blaming the people in Ukraine to the west.
A few items of the latest USA military aid
I don't know what Claymore anti-personnel
munitions are, it sounds like mines against individuals but let's
not loose ourselves into details like that. And lets go to the
Item 2) 3 Video’s to kill the time & Unzicker’s horror on the
I already wrote a new math post for the other
website but I have the previous post to share with you. These are
three video's upon physics, no this time it is not me hammering
upon the detail that electrons cannot be 'tiny magnets' but that a
magnetic monopole model for the electron is far more logical.
This time I let the idiots finish themselves.
If for example people are too stupid to figure out for themselves
that differentiation on the quaternions is a fucking nightmare
that never will work, wby should we take them seriously?
If you are to stupid for that, likely the
rest of your thinking is also shallow and not very relevant when
it comes for example to electron spin.
In the third video you even see a guy
claiming that positrons are moving back in time. That is the idea
that electrons move forward in time and if you reverse the
direction of time you get a positron.
You know, physics is supposed to be a science
and should not resemble the average working or content of a
Of course it is not forbidden to think of
stuff moving back in time. Just like it is not forbidden to say
that inside an electron there could be many universes that are all
seven dimensional. I just make up some retarded crap, that is not
But using taxpayer money for crap like that
is a bridge too far in my opinion.
Here is the link to the latest post with
three boring video's:
3 Video’s to kill the time & Unzicker’s horror on the
Ok, that was it for this update. Live well
and think well.
(05 Aug 2022) I don't have much to say today
so lets go directly to this day's item:
Item 1) A mixed bag of weird stuff (don't
have much to say).
Item 1) A mixed bag
of weird stuff (don't have much to say).
In my country too it is far too dry. Where I
live it is still more or less ok but there are now pictures in the
news that are very un-Dutch so to say. We were supposed to be a
waterland and our problems were always just too much water. And
This evening (it's now just past midnight) I
took 10 minutes to alter the Ruzzian Z a little bit. After all I
explained a few times to the Russians that one of the main
problems is a logo that makes other people vomit.
If they would just have a better logo, like
the beautiful NATO logo, they would not have all these economical
sanctions. And everyone would give them the love and respect they
deserve. Really true.
Anyway I took a picture from a wiki
explaining the 'Z' that is in use right now.
Here it is:
I am a good guy and I always like to help
whenever I can. So I changed it a bit until we have the
That is already a lot better! And that in
just 10 at most 12 minutes of work my dear Russians. Now if you
start using this logo likely all over Europe there will be
demonstrations demanding an end to the unjust and unprovoked
In Germany the former pm Gerhard Schröder is
proposing to open Nord Stream 2 because via Nord Stream 1 not
enough gas is coming in. Of course Germany is a sovereign country
so they can always decide for themselves but I wonder if that is a
good idea. Last week Siemens came out telling that there are no
problems with turbines as Gazprom has claimed. And likely they
know, after all the sold that stuff to Russia.
Anyway on DW news I found the next totally
bizarre picture. It is from Gerhard Schröder's wife doing a
prayer for peace with in the background the Kremlin. It was made
at the end of February DW said.
Well that is a mindset very different from
mine. I think more in terms of BOOM stuff, filled coffins and all
those niceties that come with armed conflict.
At last there seem to be some technical
problems with the howitzers that my country together with Germany
delivered to Ukraine. It seems to be so worse that in Poland a
special repair place is made for repairs.
In the first place, sorry & excuses. But
in the second place stuff like this can always be expected. During
peacetime like we have over here for over half a century you just
cannot fire howitzers day in day out until they break.
So the way they break down is important
information while it also has to be remarked that German officers
say they are used just too much. May be it is better if the
Ukrainians shoot say 20% less every day.
And may be Ukraine could get a bit more
howitzers? I don't know, our arsenals aren't that big. Anyway lets
hope these technical problems can be overcome.
End of this hap-snap update. See you next
(03 Aug 2022) I don't have much time so lets
go direct to today's Ukraine item:
Item 1) First grain ship arrived in Turkey
& that weird prison attack.
Item 1) First grain
ship arrived in Turkey & that weird prison attack.
Finally a bit of good news: the first ship is
actually in Turkey. From now on according to Turkey one ship a day
can come over from Ukraine. If I remember it correctly, this ship
is about 26 thousand ton. That is 26 million kilo's of grain so
yes that is some food for some people but the backlog in grain
transport is gigantic of course.
Well lets hope for the best and a big thumbs
up for Turkey!
In that weird prison attack a lot is still a
mystery. I observed some video from a guy claiming the prison was
very near to the frontline. But I looked it up in the Deep State
map from Ukraine and it was over 25 km from the frontline. I don't
think in itself that amounts to a war crime. (Prisoners of war
should be imprisoned away from the battlefield.)
Another claim from Tv Poland said that the
Maxar satellite images showed that about two days before the
attack about 50 new graves were dug. But I could not find a good
photo on that detail. Of course if it's true, the whole thing is a
serious war crime.
The claims of Russia that it was a HIMARS
attack look to be crumbling day in day out. If the satellite image
is correct only one building was damaged and these HIMARS have a
pay load of about 90 kg of explosives. But the building where the
attack happened is still standing. I don't know about the house
where you live but if in the neighborhood of my house 200 pounds
of high explosive say the BOOM thing, likely my house is flattened
From the psychological point of view it is
very interesting that the Ruzzians constantly come up with the
HIMARS stuff. Just a tiny bit of modern Western weaponry is a good
pain in the ass for them.
Of course at any point in time, with the snap
of two fingers, the HIMARS ammo can be uplifted to not only the
short range rockets but say median range too. If memory serves
medium range is about 150 km. For the time being I don't think
that's a good idea but if it turns out that likely the Ruzzians
themselves killed all these POW's you can also argue "Why
Ok, that was it for this small
(29 July 2022) Two items for today:
Item 1) Congrats with the Antonivka bridge
Item 2) Added old posts to the new Pythagoras category.
Item 1) Congrats with
the Antonivka bridge Ukrainians!
After a lot of trying finally this bridge is
damaged far enough so it can't be used in a meaningful way by the
Russian occupiers. What I considered a bit strange was all those
small holes in the bridge. A dumb person like me expected much
bigger holes, after all there is a serious payload on those HIMARS
But likely if you ask an explosives expert it
all becomes more logical.
Another thing that brings a good deal of
relief to my mind is that now only about 30 Ukrainians die in
combat every day. By prewar standards this is still a very huge
number but it is no longer that horrific 150-200 range of daily
Item 2) Added old posts to
the new Pythagoras category.
That video from the Fields medal ceremony has
disappeared completely! That is kinda weird but may be it needs
more editing or so. Anyway if memory serves it was the pm of the
host country that made a remark that more or less goes like this:
Mathematics is the only
science that is never revolutionary. It only expands on
I would like to add that yes this is true.
But if you would leave this expansion to all those hundreds of
math professors in the room, you can only observe such expansion
on a geological timescale...;)
Anyway some time ago I posted my first stuff
on Pythagoras, the matrix version to be precise. And about one
week later I did an internet search on that DuckDuckGo engine in
order to see what other people wrote about this version of the
Pythagoras theorem. So I searched for something like
"Pythagoras theorem matrix version".
To my surprise my own post from just say
seven days ago popped up as one of the first results. That was
just really fast. I still don't understand why the math often goes
fast but all things magnetism just not.
Last year I discontinued my pages on
magnetism on this website and I more or less concluded that the
physics professors were equally stupid as the math professors. I
think that it is time to revise that: physics professors are far
more stupid as math professors.
Over on the other website
(3dcomplexnumbers.net) I made a new category of published posts
for the Pythagoras stuff. But I forgot to add all stuff from
before 2022. So today I expanded the new category with the old
posts upon more general versions of the Pythagoras theorem.
As you see on inspection in the next picture,
my posts are on position 2 and 4 on the DuckDuckGo search engine
while the other two links are not that relevant.
The content of the new category can be found
Category Archives: Pythagoras stuff.
Link used: http://3dcomplexnumbers.net/category/pythagoras-stuff/
Now via my simple internet searches an old
post popped up. It was something with inverse Pythagoras or
Pythagoras with reciprocals. And I damn well knew I had written
that post but I could not remember what the content was.
I decided not to look but simply wait until it popped up in my
brain again. And oh yes, after a good night sleep during coffee I
remembered it again.
So an old math jewel from the past, from the
year 2018 to be precise:
What is the inverse Pythagoras
Originally I planned to show you a few
pictures from the hundreds of math professors that attended the
Fields medal ceremony. And confront them with the fact there is
amazingly little Pythagoras stuff out there written & crafted
All these overpaid weirdo's like math &
physics professors, sometimes they are very good at the stuff they
do. For example:
Q: What are math professors very good at?
A: They are very good at telling that they could not find the 3D
Q: What are physics professors very good at?
A: They are very good at explaining they could not find magnetic
That was it for this update. Live well, think
well and always ensure we have this constant stream of dead
Russian soldiers. If not I get depressed and I don't want to be in
that sorrow state of mind.
(27 July 2022) Is an economical recession
coming? Today in the USA the stock price of Walmart fell by about
10% on disappointing results. So higher prices in the USA lead to
a significant different consumer behavior. Here in Europe it was
reported that Unilever was able to pass on the higher prices. So,
for the time being, higher prices don't make the EU consumers
Now there is often a hassle about when a
recession starts. In a lot of countries it is simple two quarters
of shrinking GDP. But in the USA there is a committee that looks
at a wide range of statistics and declares if there is a serious
decline in economical output yes or no. These are just different
methods so all that hassle stuff is not needed at all. Thursday
the US GDP figures come out so we will see...
Two items for today:
Item 1) Russia leaving the Space Station
Item 2) Another Fields medal finalist.
Item 1) Russia
leaving the Space Station after 2024?
AP reports that may be Russia will leave the
ISS. That can have all kinds of weird consequences. Some parts or
modules were built by Russia back in the time, likely they have
ownership of those modules. So they can do more or less what they
want with it.
I haven't heard of any kind of withdrawing
from the ITER fusion project. Likely they are still in although I
expect the ITER project to fail because of electron
Anyway here is the AP writing on this
Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024,
Remark this link is relative weird, why put
in putin in that link? Likely for archiving purposes I
Item 2) Another
Fields medal finalist.
It seems that a few weeks ago some math
congress was hold in Finland or so. Anyway the prime minister has
the honor to open it and he has a good joke for the hundreds of
math professors in the audience:
There are three kinds of finance ministers:
In the first place there are those who can count. In the second
place there are those who can't count.
For some strange reason Youtube says play it
yourself so I can't show you it. But it was a boring four hour
video anyway, who is going to look at a giant room filled with
One of the fresh Field medallists also does
stuff with magnetism. It is not a secret that I think electrons
are not tiny magnets but magnetic monopoles. That is why they form
electron pairs in chemical bonding with a shared electron
All these years I could never find anything
that points to electrons being tiny magnets. Only overpaid physics
professors say that but if you look at any experiment out there,
often it is far better explained by the magnetic monopole model
for the electron.
The math professor that got a medal from
other math professors is Hugo Duminil-Copin. He is just an
ordinary guy, he is not different from all other university people
that think electrons are tiny magnets. In itself Hugo is not
stupid, but the collective of physics professors is truly stupid.
They claim electrons are tiny magnets but
they don't have a tiny shred of experimental proof for that. And
they just don't care about it; that is why I don't consider them
to be scientists but people from blah blah land.
There are also short videos out about the
individual winners, the next screen shot if from the Hugo
The 'tiny magnet' model is already nonsense.
How can electrons form a chemical bond with opposite spins? That
is anti-aligned and how can that work? It is one hundred percent
So the 'tiny magnet' model is already a weird
model and what does Hugo Duminil-Copin do with it?
He uses the so called Ising model to study
this further. On top of that he even gets a price for that. This
world is a weird weird place.
The last two or three decades there was only
one achievement made on using the magnetic properties of
electrons. That is the so called Giant Magneto Resistance effect.
You can check for yourself; does it work based on all electrons
being the same or are there two kinds of electrons?
The GMR effect in itself is very interesting;
if you make a material with alternating layers of magnetism, see
below, there is much more electrical resistance. Based on that IBM
could make those big hard disks for your computer very cheap.
The next picture does not depict the GMR effect but the fact that
electrons scatter differently depending on their spin. But if
electrons carry a permanent monopole magnetic charge, at least for
my own brain it becomes a bit more logical:
And the whole thing of classifying the spin
states as 'spin up' versus 'spin down' points to electrons being
But I have given up on the physics
professors; logic does not work just like all their spintronics
just never work. So lets try to find that button 'upload website'.
Wiki: Giant magnetoresistance.
That was it for this small
(22 July 2022) The grain & other food
export problems don't seem to evolve very much. May be it is
better to resume to trying to shoot down all Russian war ships,
may be that is not better. I don't know, time is running out and
there is not much happening...
One of the African presidents came out
complaining that now most Russian banks are thrown from the SWIFT
messaging system they can't even pay for Russian grain. I would
like to remark that SWIFT is only a messaging system, when it was
invented it was likely secure telex and may that is what they
still do today. Anyway payments could still be done if you have an
email address or a telephone number. The problem is of course when
such payments need to go through a chain of banks and banks simply
refusing to transfer money into the direction of Russia. The
problem is that you try to buy stuff from a criminal while all of
the time complaining about colonialism this and colonialism that.
You know we are a tiny country but we are number two after the USA
when it comes to food exports. Why is non of the African nations
doing stuff like that? Oh yes I hear it already:
In another development the European Central
Bank raised rates by 50 basis points. That was about time. For
example last year in my country house prices rose about 15%. That
is far too much and mostly caused by the ultra low even negative
interest rates from the ECB. And, with unanimity, they also
crafted some emergency instrument in case one of the participating
country gets under weird market pressure. So it is not meant for
countries with high interest rates on their government bonds
because of too large deficits or so, but an emergency thing.
Ok, may be that is a good idea.
Two items today:
Item 1) Is worn out Russian artillery a root
cause for all that weird stuff?
Item 2) May be a BIG WIN for the MATH PROFESSORS!
Item 1) Is worn out
Russian artillery a root cause for all that weird stuff?
I didn't save the links to the relevant
videos but it was reported that Canada already is sending
replacement barrels for their howitzers (may be it is for other
artillery but you get the point). I have never thought about that:
how fast does artillery degenerate?
After all a standard 155 mm NATO round has a
mass of 50 kg, with a big explosion it flies dozens of kilometers.
So of course this must wear down the barrel one way or the other.
On top of that we are in day 140+ of what
supposedly would be a 3 day war. And given the likely detail that
the Russian military was kept out of the loop for planning this
war, we can wonder if Russia is capable at all for just standard maintenance
of their artillery. Likely the answer is a big NO, likely there is
not much maintenance going on over there.
May be that could be a reason for such weird
pictures like the next screen shot:
This is a crazy amount of rounds just doing
nothing. This is crazy behavior but could it in part be caused by
the lack of maintenance?
By all standards this is the weirdest
military operation I ever observed...
Item 2) May be a BIG
WIN for the MATH PROFESSORS!
I finally took some time to look at the
history of that complicated matrix version of the theorem of
Pythagoras. All in all it look likely that in the 20-th century
there was only that thing with a matrix A multiplied
against it's transpose.
Now my method is very different, I found a
way to calculate the volume of the higher dimensional
parallelogram directly by making your starting non-square matrix A
into a square matrix M.
That is a little win for me because I gained
some insight into how to tackle such a problem. And if I was the
first human to do this, you can say it is a big win for me.
Under the assumption I was the first human to
pull of this simple trick of squaring a non-square matrix, is it
also a big win for the professional math professors? It could be
because I know for sure what professional professors like:
That always like to NOT TALK about me. You
can argue that is a bit strange because they only have their
complex plane, some quaternions and basically that's it. They have
no complex numbers above dimension 2 and for them that's ok.
So with a bit of luck they will NOT TALK
about my cute matrix for say at least three centuries! Three
centuries of total silence! That would be a bi big win for the
math professors because they always love to NOT TALK about me and
now they can do that for 300 years or longer!
You see me and the professional math
professors are now in a so called 'win win' situation: Each of the
participants has a big benefit: I have found my cute method and
the math professors are glad they can keep their mouths closed
Ok, almost the end of this update. I
found a funny way to take the sine of a minor matrix against it's
parent matrix. So if you are into that mathy stuff you can find
the short post on the other website:
On the sine of a matrix minor against it parent
matrix. Link used:
It's high time to upload this stuff so I can
do other things. Thanks for your attention.
UPDATE: Well well a deal seems to be
reached! Unbelievable given the special love between Ukraine and
Russia. So my estimation from 24 hours ago was not correct, I
think I have to apologize (for the second time already in this
Interesting details are that every body is signing treaties with
the UN and as such it is avoided that Russia and Ukraine had to
sign a mutual agreement.
I would like to thank everyone, in particular
the Turks. Turkey might be in huge economical troubles at the
moment so it is good to see they don't give up. Well done every
Ok, now you are once more at the end of an
(20 July 2022) Oh bah, the heat wave is here
for the very first day. I don't like it but it is by far not as
bad as for example in Italy where entire rivers seem to be running
dry or the UK where there were plenty of fires today.
Of course one heat wave is not climate change, climate change is
that year in year out it gets a bit warmer on average. And that is
happening; a lot of years are record years when it comes to the
average temperature, the maximum temperature or the summer
Two items for today:
Item 1) Shit man, Ruzzia has destroyed all
four HIMARS trucks! Really true!
Item 2) The Stern-Gerlach experiment one hundred years old.
Item 1) Shit man,
Ruzzia has destroyed all four HIMARS trucks! Really true!
Russia constantly claims to have destroyed
one or more of the HIMARS trucks. So we can safely conclude that
they are a good pain in the ass...;) But of course the Russians
can use such 'information' for their lovely state
I didn't know the Bulgarian military could be
this funny, but they are.
Title: Russia: Ukraine’s four HIMARS were destroyed, we used PrSMs.
Link used: https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2022/07/18/russia-ukraines-
Someone emailed me and wrote that the HIMARS
often feel lonely now they are in Ukraine. No not when they are at
work shooting their boom stuff. It is when they are alone they
miss their family.
Luckily their little brothers are on their
way, they are not as fast on the road as their HIMARS sisters but
man they can do boom stuff big time!
Ok, all that is still missing now are these
more advanced anti-air defense systems. It would be great if at
least the largest cities get some good air cover against cruse
missiles and stuff.
And, by the way, why don't we hear nothing
about those USA drones? Is that where Russia has some success into
jamming them? The Russian anti-air stuff can't deal with the
rockets from the HIMARS, that is a lucky shot for Ukraine.
Item 2) The Stern-Gerlach
experiment one hundred years old.
I often ask for say the Ukrainians to tell
the truth as it is. Bad news must not be suppressed because
otherwise people like me but also the Ukrainians themselves don't
have a good picture over what is going on.
In practice a lot of news is already riddled
with faults, often they are tiny and not that significant. That is
just unavoidable but you must always try to stay close to the
truth. (Unless it is clear you are joking or so.)
Today I came across an article from the
Scientific American that was both good and bad. It was good
because it came with a picture I had never seen before, it is the
original Stern-Gerlach apparatus (see below). And bad because
important details like the use of a inhomogeneous magnetic field
is used, these details miss.
Another detail that is missing is the fact
they used vaporized silver back in the year 1922. But silver only
vaporizes at say 2000 degrees Celcius and as such all of your
silver atoms are likely not atoms but ions. How they dealt with
that I don't know but it must have been an extra hurdle in this
one hundred year old experiment.
Click on the picture for a wider
Until about seven years ago I just never
heard of this experiment. I tried to understand it but it was
hard. How could just one unpaired electron steer an entire silver
atom into a particular direction? After all this lonely electron
it's mass only about 1/1830 of the mass of a single proton or
neutron. And a silver atom has many protons and neutrons.
So what was going on there?
After about two days I arrived at the
conclusion that if electrons were magnetic monopoles, that might
be a possible explanation. But wasn't that a weird solution? These
physics people always say that they can't find magnetic monopoles.
Later I studied the official explanation for
this exiting experiment, the overpaid weirdo's think that
electrons are tiny magnets that either align with the applied
external magnetic field or anti-align with it.
That is far more crazy as my own idea that
electrons are magnetic monopoles. After all why should a tiny
magnet anti-align itself against a powerful bit external magnetic
field? That is one of the detail they never talk about.
Anyway I have given up convincing these
physics weirdo's that must be wrong and I have accepted failure on
In case you have never heard of the Stern-Gerlach
experiment but have some interest into the science of physics, you
must take a bit of time to understand why this experiment was so
important although the people that did the experiment had no clue
about what they found.
Mr. Stern from the Stern-Gerlach experiment
became the first assistant to a fresh physics professor named
Einstein. So Einstein must have known from the experimental setup
of this experiment, but he never jumped to the conclusion that
from now on it is nonsense to view electrons as tiny magnets...
100 Years Ago, a Quantum Experiment Explained Why We Don’t Fall through Our Chairs.
Ok, that was it for this update. Thanks for
your attention and try to stay cool in this fucking heat. Till
(15 July 2022) There seems to be a bit of
progress on the possibility that Ukraine will start exporting
grain like wheat and other food again. So lets hope this will not
fall apart. For this all to be successful at least in important
parts of the Black Sea all military activity must fade away.
Another complicating factor is that there
seem to be laid out about 500 sea mines. If they are all well
anchored it is possible to make safe lanes through them without
first removing all of them. But if these things go drifting that
can give some serious problems... Anyway I am not much of a marine
expert, I don't know in detail how good the present day anti-mine
So lets see how things evolve and hope for
Two short items for today:
Item 1) Denys Davydov has an interesting heat
Item 2) A fields medal for the Ukrainian Maryna Viazovska.
Item 1) Denys Davydov
has an interesting heat map.
Look in the picture below, likely those maps
are made on a 24 hour basis and as such you can more or less see
how much boom stuff has gone off. It looks like a significant
reduction and of course it is hoped that this stays so.
Hard to say if all those exploded ammo depots
already play a role in this. Ok very likely it is but you must
never jump to conclusions too fast. But if it stays this way or
less that is mighty good news...;)
Item 2) A fields
medal for the Ukrainian Maryna Viazovska.
I totally missed the news but there are more
Field medals out. Field medals are a relatively high prize in the
science of math, it is an encouraging prize for youngsters under
It works a bit like the Nobel prizes:
University people give medals and money prizes to other university
people. I think it has happened only once that the physics Noble
prize went to a person that was not working at a
I don't want to sound negative, but there are
strong 'ivory tower' elements in both prizes. That does not take
away it is always interesting in what the present day prize
winners have done to pass the time.
Maryna is a bit famous because she discovered
the most ideal packing for a bunch of spheres in 8 dimensions. How
to pack a bunch of 8D spheres in such a way it takes the least
amount of volume? You don't have to think very long about this
problem in order to understand that likely this is hard to
In order to understand we get all kinds of
weird stuff in higher dimensions, we first take a simple example:
the square meter.
Now half the sides of this square meter, so now the sides are half
a meter. How many of the small stuff do you need to cover the
original square meter? That is four pieces of course.
Well in 8 dimensions, if you cut all sides of
a unit cube in half, you need 256 of those smaller cubes to cover
the original 8 dimensional cube. Of course putting a sphere in
each of those 256 smaller cubes gives some kind of packing, but
likely you can improve on that. Well that is the problem that
I never tried it but likely it is fucking hard.
For those interested her citation pdf is here
and a Youtube video is as next:
Fields Medals 2022 Maryna Viazovska
Link used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAyuipqM5uQ
Wow man, old math problems still standing
open? I just wonder what would happen if somebody would find for
example the long sought three dimensional complex numbers? Would
that not be great news?
That depends, if the math geek that finds it
is an easy exploitable person for the university marketing
departments, the universities will have a field day so to say.
And if the math geek is not a member of that
university cult, sorry but there is no fame for you. On the other
side I am really not waiting for a bunch of journalists asking
stupid questions about 3D complex numbers...;) So life isn't that
bad over here!
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