Frêsh Fish

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Begotten Not Made

And from the South, where the constant intense heat addles the brain, a new energy was being formed. Rumors among the watchers had it, that in the Nouth small groups of individuals, more than 3 but less than 12, were forming. In time, these groups, sometimes referred to as cadres, discovered others like themselves. In time, these groups established communication among their kindred. In time, these cadres formed an interrelated confederacy. Those who chose to become part of the confederacy were known as The Antibobs.

Thus began the war of the Wands and the Swords. A war that pitted The Bobs against The Antibobs. It was known from the beginning who would win this struggle, but still The Bobs and The Antibobs fought savagely.

Do You Mr. Jones?

And before each battle The Bobs would gather to hear the words of their high priests -

"All that hear the word of Bob are saved. All that hear the word of Bob are saved from the welter. All that hear the word of Bob are saved from confusion. All that hear the word of Bob are grateful. All that hear the word of Bob are content. All that hear the word of Bob know peace."

And before each battle The Antibobs would gather to hear the words of their high priests -

"And in the beginning there were many Gods and now there are none. There is no truth only lies. Like a snake hissing in a pit, words spoken are like venom to the mind. Shield yourself from falsehoods and lies. Fight for the light and the darkness so that all may be free."

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Twitter of Twits

If you are reading this blog it is already to late. Your ISP address has been noted and from now on all your incoming and outgoing internet traffic will be monitored. If you are one of the unsuspecting rubes who has VISTA or Windows 7 installed on your system there will also be frequent pollings of some of your other computer data like the titles of documents saved in Word and Notepad and a listing of everyone in your email address book. The reason your computer activity will now continually be monitored is because you are now reading a blog that will discuss the hack of a CIA computer.

As you might imagine the CIA takes security very seriously. At one time all Triple Delta Ops – the agency’s highest security classification – were actually only held in the minds of a select group of individuals known as The Kindred. Members of this highly cloistered group were selected based on the prowess of each individual’s photographic memory. No Trip was ever written down. Much like in the book, Fahrenheit 451, or with the received doctrine of certain occult organizations, each of The Kindred was responsible for memorizing certain data sets and also providing for the transmission of this data to another before they left the group. Trip Ops followed an oral tradition.

In the 1970’s, for various reasons, all of the above changed. In 1972, construction was begun in Waterloo, Iowa on a clandestine information storage and monitoring site that included two Cray X1 TM supercomputers. Ironically though, since this site was using 256 bit key encryptions, thought to be unbreakable, security was actually a bit lax.

Lots and lots of technical stuff follows but the skinny here is that in 1978, a group of 3 undergraduate psychology students at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, found in The Hargrett Rare Book - Manuscript Library, an obscure document that pertained to Riemann zeta functions. It was like finding something written in a new language. When they went to search the internet for other documents written in this new language, the only link they got was to the Cray supercomputers in Waterloo.

It actually took the trine several months to break the code because the key was linguistic rather than mathematical. The codex pertained to a self-referencing codex akin to the game Dune.

Now if you have ever wondered what would be secret enough to be designated Triple Delta you are going to be surprised by some of the findings. There is lots and lots and lots of trivial stuff like –


Population: 1,129,866,154 (July 2007 est.)

Age structure: 0-14 years: 31.8% (male 188,208,196/female 171,356,024)
15-64 years: 63.1% (male 366,977,821/female 346,034,565)
65 years and over: 5.1% (male 27,258,259/female 30,031,289) (2007 est.)

Median age: total: 24.8 years
male: 24.5 years
female: 25.2 years (2007 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.606% (2007 est.)

Birth rate: 22.69 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Death rate: 6.58 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Net migration rate: -0.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.12 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.098 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.061 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.908 male(s)/female
total population: 1.064 male(s)/female (2007 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 34.61 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 39.42 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 29.23 deaths/1,000 live births (2007 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 68.59 years
male: 66.28 years
female: 71.17 years (2007 est.)

Total fertility rate: 2.81 children born/woman (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.9% (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 5.1 million (2001 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths: 310,000 (2001 est.)
Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis are high risks in some locations
animal contact disease: rabies
note: highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been identified among birds in this country or surrounding region; it poses a negligible risk with extremely rare cases possible among US citizens who have close contact with birds (2007)

Nationality: noun: Indian(s)
adjective: Indian

Ethnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)

Religions: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)

Languages: English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people; there are 21 other official languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanscrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language

Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 61%
male: 73.4%
female: 47.8% (2001 census) language.

Yeah, so if you are one of the lucky people who have to talk to someone in India about a technical problem with your Windows 7 or VISTA operating system you will probably be talking to a Hindu.

“How are you?”

“Yes I am Hindu.”

But rest assured that the CIA didn’t spend tens of billions of dollars to just encryptically store information like the above. Other jewels like the following were found –

“The United States will know when its mission in Afghanistan is accomplished when everyone in Afghanistan, not just the religious elite, can twitter.” – Security Direction 14159265.

Who gnu?

© 2009 big box industries

Monday, November 23, 2009


And as if by magic, out of the darkness into the light, many and more. But nay, no magic such. Each and every willed and bent to serve, serving the will of its master.

And all came to me thus

Reaching Further

At first just the colors of the season, red and green, with a blur in the background.

Example of depth of field.

Red and Green

But with will and focus something more wondrous, angelic in all its aspects, winged to wander, but now to stay, to stay a while with me.

And to dwell with me with the morn

Comforted by an Angel

And together thus we, tick, tock, tick, tock, it is almost 6 o’clock,

The tock is ticking.

Ticking Tock

talked of this and that and things.

And just when you have had enough you get hit with more stuff


So what exactly is going on here?

I woke up this morning around 5:30 am and decided to play around with taking digital snaps in low light. I took some of the snaps with the onboard flash, which really isn’t that bad if you, something I haven’t done enough of, take the time to figure out how it works, and some au naturale. The problem with snapping out in low light without flash, au naturale, is that you have to use a very slow shutter speed. If you are not using a tripod the probability of camera shake and blur is very high.

The first snap is a picture of my hand. It is not by magic but by me and others that all the things around me appear.

If you focus on the thumb, the opposable thumb, you will notice a fleck of orange on the lower part of the nail and also, if I knew I would have cleaned up, the under nail is dirty. I had pizza for dinner and planted the last of my bulbs this morning.

And I am reaching perhaps for one of my many vices. Either some coffee or a cigarette.

The next two snaps are of a new christmas cactus Plum just got to celebrate the season and one of the many angels that haunt our abode. The first snap is with the catus in focus and the angel blurred. The blur here is not due to camera shake but to shallow depth of field. I actually got the second snap, with the angel in focus and the catus blurred by accident. In low light it is sometimes difficult to determine what the camera is focusing on.

The fourth snap was taken without flash. Low light indoor snaps without flash will usually have an orange glow. I suspect I have white balance set to automatic here. But even if I had set white balance manually, with that opposable thumb, to incandescent light, without flash there would probably still be a glow.

The last snap is a picture of some of my stuff. You have to have stuff and lots and lots of it. And did all this stuff appear as if by magic?

No. I with my opposable thumbs went out into the darkness and brought them all into the light.

And then we have this blog. Did this entry appear as if by magic? No. I with my opposable thumbs went out into the darkness and brought all that which appears into the light.

I think they call all of the above making the subjective, objective, ,i.e. magic.

© 2009 big box industries

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Feigenbaum's Constant - 4.6692016090

When I first started this blog on 1/18/02, it was called Worm Whole Sigma. The thought was to develop a self referencing blog, links to links to links, that were all within The Whole. The flaw in the execution of this endeavor was that Worm Whole Sigma, in its infancy, had not developed a critical mass, a Corpus, a sufficient body of knowledge.

To appreciate how this was suppose to work, do follow the links in this entry. Some are dead ends leading to Wikipedia or other such things, but for the more diligent we have provided a few quaint and curious tales of yore.

Taken before the Atlanta Road Race 7/07.

Unhand Me, Grey-Beard Loon

The character in the snap above is the ubiquitous Robert d Snaps hanging with his posse after an evening of innocuous distractions.

The “d” could stand for dangerous but actually it stands for digital.

I finished Most Wanted last night. le Carre is approaching 80 years old and he still has it. A trick that le Carre has used before is to take a word that the reader is probably not familiar with and making it a focal point of the novel. In Most Wanted the word is Lipizzaner. If you have read Most Wanted you will grok. If the novel still awaits your touch think born black then turns white. Think Crimson Tide.

© 2009 big box industries

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Kindred (11/4/00 – 7:32 a.m.)

we share freely
but not all
so we may know
our brothers

for our mother
never tells
she loves us all

but amongst
her lovers
there is one
who marks his offspring
in a special way

and these
are the ones
that we seek
these we call
the kindred

The above is a poem I wrote over 9 years ago. I still like it. The more astute will discern that it includes the time I started the poem, but unfortunately I neglected, and still do, the time the offering was completed.

Taken 11/8 with the golden hue of autumn flowing through the blinds.

Sons of God and Daughters of Men

Full appreciation of the poem is enhanced by a grounding in genetics. Especially concerning the emergence of the Y chromosome and homo sapiens' genetic divergence from the chimpanzee.

A bit much to hope for.

© 2009 big box industries

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Arach, arach, arachnia.

Had one of these harbingers of Fall hanging out near the entrance to my abode. I am always taken by the elaborate needle work of their webs. They must get it on to the quick because first there is nothing and then in a wink, pow.

Although they look menacing supposedly these guys are harmless.

Argiope aurantia

Did a little research on these guys just to get up to speed. Their moniker is very original – the black and yellow spider. The most interesting factoid I picked up is that the female is a lot bigger than the male. If you spot a big,fat, yellow and black, it's a bitch. The stunted specimen of the group, about 4 times smaller, is the wanker male.

And anytime you think you have it bad just dwell on the spiddies for awhile. Takes the concept of sponge worthy to a new level. The males die after sex and the females die after laying eggs.

© 2009 big box industries


The above is a short novel by Voltaire that I read in high school.

One of the most memorable, in the sense that I still remember the name, characters in literature is found within the pages of Francois Marie Arouet's little ditty, the best of all possible worlds', Dr. Pangloss.

It wasn’t until just recently that I came across the information that Dr. Pangloss was allegedly a caricature of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a philosopher I have some knowledge of via my interest in the Newton vs. Leibniz debate, in who first discovered the calculus.

The gist of Candide is that most of the strut and fret that we clamor for is a ruse, a canard, an illusion, pandering to the seven deadly sins - lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Each transitory and none to be sated.

Better to – “Cela est bien dit, répondit Candide, mais il faut cultiver notre

And to this end I offer one of the fruits of our labor. Our Thanksgiving Cacti are doing extremely well this year after spending their time outside in the sun.

Still need to work on focus and metering.

Thanksgiving Cactus

© 2009 big box industries

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cry Of The Banshee - Keening

In the vaguest of ways, I remember watching on TV, this frumpy, head shavened, little urban guerilla chick coming out on the stage for The 1989 Grammy’s.

WTF is appropriate here.

Sinead started off slow but when she hit here stride she was like Mine That Bird or Uriah Bolt – the best of what we have got in us.

Nothing compares.

Do try this video full screen.

Boot In - All The Way

© 2009 big box industries

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Foot Fêtish

Do play while viewing.

Who Is John Galt?

I was going to take different snaps of all my shoes but...

Took this with the camera on my cell phone.

Taken With Camera On Cellphone

I don't have a foot fêtish in the strong sense of the word. But well appointed feet do turn me on. Oddly enough, I find flip flops the most erotic foot accoutrement.

I don't need feet. I need ass. - as in an assistant.

It is a beautiful Fall day and I am doing this outside.

Still can't beat a yellow Legal Pad.

With Pen To Paper Put

Etude - Why one might use flash outside during the day.

My office.

Before The Pansies I

No flash.

No Flash

Using flash outside during the day will take out the shadows if there are varying amounts of light. Flash is especially useful outdoors if you are taking a snap of someone outside with a brimmed hat that casts a shadow on their face.

I know the snaps are tilted but the terrain is actually that way. I could have straightened out the pictures but my ass. is such a slacker.

© 2009 big box industries

Friday, November 13, 2009

Live At Buddakan

Put some anti Afghan stuff up on Frêsh Fish and mention - Al-Qaeda,Taliban, and how Dick Cheney wet his pants until he was 14. Get hit by the mother of all computer viruses.

Took this with the camera on my cell phone.

Google Redirect Virus

Think George Thorogood and The Delaware Destroyers.


In 1969-1970, a loose confederacy of RS's, rogue scholars, formed an alliance. The purposes and methods of this gathering was to be passed down from father to son.

Snap of me and my Dad.

Transmission Mechanism

Fuck all this Afghan/confederacy shit. What everyone really wants is a shoe expose.

Coming up next on Frêsh Fish is Foot Fêtish. Don't miss it because stuff is not up on Fish forever.

© 2009 big box industries (How big a box are we talking about?)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bad Computer Virus

The last couple of days I have been fighting the mother of all computer viruses on my desktop computer. It was a Google redirect virus.

I have McAfee Security on my system but it was feckless against this bitch.

Boot in.  All the way.


I usually don't make product endorsements but Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a free scanning program that everyone should have on their system.

Click the link above and Download the free version. Then run it on your system and see what it finds.

Most, actually every other "free" program I have ever seen only tells you that you have problems and then wants you to buy their software. Not Malwarebyte. It will actually delete and/or quarantine the offending files.

Do it.

© 2009 big box industries (How big a box are we talking about?)

Fallen Angel

Now using Pisca to put snaps on Blogger.  The direct Blogger photo option limits display size,i.e. it sucks.

Beautiful Fall Day

Into far darkness gone
In search of She
Who will still my heart
To beating faster

© 2009 big box industries

Monday, November 09, 2009

Atlas Shrugged - Revisited

After a hiatus of several weeks I am back in the saddle on Atlas Shrugged. AS is a good read with the exception of the idealistic romantic involvement of Hank Rearden & Dagny Taggart. It is a utopian love affair that could only have been written by a woman.

This is the cover of the 35th Aniversity Edition.

The Fountainhead Is A Better Read

© 2009 big box industries

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Blows Against The Empire

The best concept album ever is Blows Against The Empire – Jefferson Starship – 1970.

The skinny – Get a group of people together, a tribe, with all the necessary skills to perpetuate itself in space – engineers, mathematicians, doctors, etc.

& then

Hijack A Starship

This is assuming some government in the future, probably China, will be building such a craft.

Blows Against The Empire has some winners and some losers. The winners though are all once in forever gatherings of energy.

One of my favorites is – A Child Is Coming – which will be up on Fish in the whatever.

For the more cerebral on your Christmas list - Blows Against The Empire - makes an excellent gift.

© 2009 big box industries

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Bag Man

I'm a bag man. Everybody seems to know. Well it is kinda hard to hide.

When I want to get a lot of attention I wear a paper bag over my head. I am partial to Kroger paper sacks. I have tried lots of others but a Kroger paper bag fits just right and has a unique fragrance.

"Paper or plastic?"

"Oh paper. You can see through plastic."

I cheat a little when I go Krogering. I roll up the end of the bag so I can just see the ends of my feet. That way I can slowly get around without causing too much damage. But driving is still a bitch.

I don't have car insurance anymore. Yeah, I have had a few accidents. I thought I had it worked out. Only bag on the expressway. You don't have to worry about turning or lights or anything. You can't bag and listen to music too loud. It helps to roll the windows all the way down. If you hear disparate car horns honking from the left - veer right. If you hear a bewildering sound from the right - try easing to the left. But as I found out last time, if you hear horns everywhere you are fucked.

I'm trying to cut back on bagging, especially the driving part, but it's hard. There's something about the crinkle/crackling of new paper as I bag up that still has a hold on me.

Papa Was A Rolling Stone

© 2009 big box industries

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fall or Stand?

And the rebuild in Afghanistan continues.

Down To Bump & Slow

The French pulled out of Vietnam, the United States rushed in to save the world. Result –fiasco. US campaign in Iraq – fiasco. Russians pulled out of Afghanistan, the United States rushes in to save the world. Result?

Afghanistan has already been decimated by the conflict with the Russians and its feudal aftermath. Any “victory” in Afghanistan will be a Pyrrhic Victory. Our only spoils will be the draining task of making a Heaven of Hell.

Before we commit anymore resources to Afganistan every America should know the answers in some detail to these 2 questions.

1. Why is the United States in Afganistan?
2. How will we know when the United States has “won” the conflict in Afganistan?

The why is always vaguely answered with something like 9/11 - Al –Qaeda – Taliban – getting people who can’t read or write to vote in a “democratic” election.

Consider the following –

“ Although there is no evidence that the CIA directly supported the Taliban or Al-Qaeda, some basis for military support of the Taliban was provided when, in the early 1980s, the CIA and the ISI (Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency) provided arms to Afghans resisting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the ISI assisted the process of gathering radical Muslims from around the world to fight against the Soviets.[18] Osama Bin Laden was one of the key players in organizing training camps for the foreign Muslim volunteers. The U.S. poured funds and arms into Afghanistan, and "by 1987, 65,000 tons of U.S.-made weapons and ammunition a year were entering the war."[19] FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, who has been fired from the agency for disclosing sensitive information, has claimed United States was on intimate terms with Taliban and Al-Qaeda, using them to further certain goals in Central Asia.” Wikipedia

The how we will know when the United States has “won” the conflict in Afganistan was best answered recently in The New York Times by Dick Cheney. “We will know that the United States has won the conflict in Afganistan when everyone, not just the religious elite of the country, is allowed to Twitter.”

Something is seriously wrong with this man.

I Wet My Bed Until I was 14

The United States has only been a country for a bit over 200 years, yet we think we have the savvy to understand cultures that have been in place for 1,000’s of years.
Anyone that has anything to do with US foreign policy should be put in a sensory deprivation chamber and be required to watch Lawrence of Arabia repeatedly for days.

Life is Good - Toujour

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Quoi Faire? (revised II)

I know most of you don't give much thought to where the material for this blog comes from. It is all some kind of magic. It is just there.

Actually it takes time and energy to make it all happen. It is true that more times than not, it all just pops out, frêsh. However, on other occasions, a conscious effort must be made to banish all of the distractions.

Do good things.

And From The Clay It Came Pondering

I am sharing with you a work in progress. Hopefully to be finished or at least furthered later today.

Origin of Life Debate - Part I

The conundrum of consciousness is the concept of something from nothing. We are all fairly certain that we and our surroundings are real but the how, why, where, who, and when are not obvious. That we can ask questions about our existence is in itself a wonder. That we have actually made much progress in these areas is amazing.

With respect to the Origin of Life Debate there are two camps – Intelligent Design & Evolutionary Biology. It is very unfortunate that the Intelligent Design camp is infested with kooks. However, recently, PhD bearing individuals with a well developed sense of academic rigor have been joining the Intelligent Design camp. For the first time the contenders in the ring are well matched. No longer can we be blinded by science.

Simplistically we have

Intelligent Design - Help

Evolutionary Biology - No Help

Evolutionary Biology is what we were all taught in biology class – Darwin + genetics. To the camp's credit they have worked hard and made amazing progress. However, as more and more of the details of life and evolution are revealed by this hard work, it is becoming more difficult to explain how all of this complexity arose solely by chance ( No Help), i.e. random mutation.

Origin of Life Debate - Part II

The first 2 tenets of Evolutionary Biology, common descent and natural selection, have withstood all attack and are well supported by the data. The real problem with Evolutionary Biology is its insistence, now to the point of dogmatic, that all organic change can be explained by the mechanics of random mutation.

While random mutation coupled with natural selection does seem to work in the small, much like sandpaper to smooth the rough edges of change, there are major conceptual problems with using this random mutation with natural selection paradigm to explain major biological changes.

To get an idea of the problem consider-

Homo Sapien

1. 46 (diploid) chromosomes
2. 32,185 genes
3. 3,079,843,747 bases (DNA bases A,C,T,G)
4. Homo sapines diverged from chimpanzees 6 million years ago.
5. There is a 3% difference in the genetic makeup of a homo sapien and a chimpanzee.
6. 3,079,843,747 x .03 = 615,968 (number of different bases, in the correct order, that would have to manifest via random mutation and natural selection for homo sapiens to be different from chimpanzees.)

For decades random mutation has been beating the public into submission with its billions and millions of years. Unfortunately, for Biological Evolution, millions and billions of years are light years away from the time necessary to induce large structural changes in Life.

There is not an Evolutionary Biologist today that would sign a document as follows -

"I believe that the 615,968 base changes necessary to distinguish a homo sapien from a chimpanzee occurred solely by random mutation and took only 6 million years."

Origin of Life - Part III

It must be appreciated that we are not talking about flipping 615,968 coins in succession and if we ever get 615,968 heads in a row, pow, a chimpanzee turns into a homo sapien. The probability of getting 615,968 heads in a row is very, very, very, low. But the probability of getting the correct sequence of 615,968 base pairs to change is astronomically higher.

Some of the complexities of random mutation

1. Genetic mutations are relatively rare.
2. Most mutations are nonsense, i.e. have no effect.
3. Some mutations are detrimental.
4. Most mutations are recessive.

That most mutations are recessive places an extraordinary burden on life forms that reproduce sexually. In order for the characteristics to be passed forward, our amazing random sequence of 615,968 base changes have to take place in more than one member of the species, a mating pair, at approximately the same time. These mutations have to take place while the members are sexually active and the members with the amazing random sequence of 615,968 base changes have to be geographically convenient to each other.

The Theory of Biological Evolution strictly via Random Mutation and Natural Selection appears to be restrictively linear. The Theory of Biological Evolution via Random Mutation makes no previsions for a feedback loop. Nothing tells a base that a certain change is needed to go forward. The only feedback the organism gets with Biological Evolution via Random Mutation is after the fact. If the mutation that has occurred randomly is beneficial or has no effect via natural selection it goes forward. If the mutation that has occurred randomly is detrimental via natural selection it is eliminated. The mutation takes place before it is determined whether it is needed or not.

The above only scratches the surface of what is required to bring forth Life and we are already encountering situations that are beyond belief, if all of these changes are required to happen by random mutation alone.

(to be continued)

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