Tag: technology

19
Jan

MANIAC

The first computer at Los Alamos, used to make the calculations for the first hydrogen bomb (“Mike”) References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MANIAC_I http://www.lanl.gov/history/story.php?story_id=82 http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/28/46 http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/accession/102638077

11
Apr

MAGI

Mathematical Applications Group, Inc Early computer graphics pioneer. Supported by military contracts for projects simulating equipment behavior. They created 15 of the 20 minutes of CGI in the move Tron, including the light cycles, tanks, and Recognizers. From ‘TRON,’ Revisited in VFX Pro, October 09, 2000 MAGI used a modeling system called Synthavision, which built […]

mnemonics

Memory techniques and technologies. Comes from Mnemosyne (“remembrance”), the name of the Mother of the Muses in Greek mythology. References wikipedia: mnemonics

25
May

Project Rainbow

Project RAINBOW is the name of two separate alleged United States secret military projects in the 20th Century, both concerned with stealth and radar invisibility. At least one recent, anonymous, writer in the UFO/conspiracy underground has linked the two projects, though this is by no means considered a mainstream viewpoint. The near-mythical 1943 Philadelphia Experiment, […]

24
May

Flying Saucer

An anonymous wit on the AP wire added this term to Kenneth Arnold‘s description of the skipping disks” he saw near Mount Rainer in 1947. The term has been with us ever since. See also: ufo References wikipedia:flying saucer

19
May

Ramon Lull

(1235 — June 29, 1315) aka: Ramon Llull, Raymond Lully, Raimundus or Raymundus Lullus Around 1275, Llull designed a method, which he first published in full in his Ars generalis ultima or Ars magna (1305), of combining attributes selected from a number of lists. It was intended as a debating tool for winning Muslims to […]

19
May

Ars Combinatoria

The combinatory work of The combinatory work of as described and further theorized by in his early text, De Arte Combinatoria of 1666. The main idea behind the text is that of an alphabet of human thought, which is attributed to Descartes. All concepts are nothing but combinations of a relatively small number of simple […]

15
May

Thomas Alva Edison

life size wax figure of Edison in private room in the top of Eiffel Tower – [flickr: mezzoblue] Inventor, Film Pirate, Sacrificial Priest from Edison’s notebooks, circa mid-1870s: A yellow oasis in hell= premeditated stupidity= A phrenological idol. The somber dream of the grey-eyed Corsican A Brain so small that an animalcule went to view […]

15
May

Strategic Defense Initiative

(SDI) aka: Star Wars Because these systems would be useless against any genuine human threat, some suspect that they are actually alien defense weapons. This theory makes about as much sense of as the theories espoused by other high-profile Star Wars supporters. Lyndon LaRouche may have helped influence the Regan administration to support SDI (New […]

15
May

telenoia

A term suggested by CAiiA-STAR, as a replacement term for paranoia. Telenoia suggests a move away from anxiety and fear in the face of the increasing integration of corporate information technologies with the human body. Ascott instead advocates an attempt to create new artistic models for consciousness and social organization in a environment of surveillance […]

15
May

Memex

A hypothetical machine described by Dr. in his July 1945 article in the Atlantic Monthly, As We May Think. The memex would be able to link any piece of data to any other at will, thereby building trails of information in conformity with the of the User. Bush’s description of in the memex is considered […]

15
May

Norton Air Force Base

A decommissioned base located in San Bernardino. Now the San Bernardino International Airport. Former site of the Defense Audiovisual Agency (DAVA) established in June 1979 to provide centrally managed audiovisual support to the entire Department of Defense components. Disestablished on September 30, 1985. References wikipedia: Norton Air Force Base AF Installations, Environment & Logistics, Legacy […]

15
May

Nellis Air Force Base

Located in Groom Dry Lake, Nevada aka: Area 51, Dreamland The base, part of the United States Air Force’s Air Combat Command, is located approximately eight miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The total land area occupied by Nellis and its restricted ranges is about 5,000 square miles. Satellite image of the runways: Map of […]

15
May

associative indexing

The form of information organization most famously described by Vannevar Bush in his July 1945 essay “As We May Think,” as the storage method of his hypothetical device, the memex. This description is often considered the first description of hypertext. Bush described associative indexing as the way the mind naturally works, making it a more […]

15
May

Philadelphia Experiment

The Philadelphia Experiment allegedly was a secret experiment conducted by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Yards at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on or before October 28, 1943, which went horribly awry. It is also called “Project Rainbow”. It involved the disappearance and/or teleportation of a navy destroyer escort, the USS Eldridge (DE-173). The only source […]

15
May

John Whiteside Parsons

aka: Jack Parsons born: Marvel Whiteside Parsons (b: Oct. 2, 1914 – d: 1952 ) Founder of Jet Propulsion Lab. Founder of AreoJet. Inventor of contemporary solid rockets. High priest of the Pasadena Agape Lodge of the Ordo Templi Orientis. Author of Freedom Is a Two Edged Sword [ISBN 1561841161] Performed magick rituals with Lafayette […]

15
May

John Alexander

Spooky New Age death dude. Co-author with Richard Groller of The Warrior’s Edge (1990) In 1983, Neuro-Linguistic Programming course. On the advisory board for the National Institute for Discovery Science From 1966 through early 1969 he commanded Special Forces “A” Teams in Vietnam and Thailand. His last military assignment was as Director, Advanced Systems Concepts […]

15
May

Robert T Bigelow

A hotel entrepreneur with a keen interest in space flight. He made his fortune through the hotel chain Budget Suites of America and is the founder of Bigelow Aerospace. Founder of the National Institute for Discovery Science. References Inflatable Spacecraft’s Other Goal: Space Walks For Tourists wayback machine: http://www.nidsci.org/bios/bigelow.php http://www.aliendave.com/UUFOH-TheRanch3.html

14
May

Zardoz

A 1974 science fiction film directed by John Boorman and starring Sean Connery in one of his first post-James Bond roles. Filmed on a small budget of US$1 million, Zardoz mixture of cerebral, philosophical sci-fi was in complete contrast to Boorman’s previous film, the brutal thriller Deliverance. In a future post-apocalypse Earth (2293) the human […]

14
May

National Security Agency

Founded November 4, 1952. Budget-wise, the NSA is the largest single American government agency, though the exact budget itself is classified. NSA security awareness poster: < h4>Links < h4> wiki: National_Security_Agency wiki: NSA_warrantless_surveillance_controversy EFF: How the NSA’s Domestic Spying Program Works NSA Security Awareness Posters NSA: Print and Construct Your Own Cipher Disk

Microsoft

Dominant force in coputer operating systems. Possible encompasing org of the inner head. References http://www.awpi.com/Combs/Humor/microill.html

13
May

Silicon Valley

The nickname of the inland area in south-central California clustered around San Jose. One of the most intense nodes of tension in the psycho-sexuality of global capital. It’s suburbs include the farming community of Salinas, the resort town of Santa Cruz, and the upscale commuter village of San Francisco. In his 1979 book Messengers of […]

13
May

Al Gore

American Vice-President (1993-2000) President Elect (2000) Inventor of teh internets. Participant in Neuro-Linguistic Programming workshops

9
May

E-Meter

aka: Meter, Electrometer from Scientology An ohmmeter which measures galvanometric skin response (essentially a cheap lie detector). It is used in Scientology auditing to locate overts, body thetans, and . Through this process of auditing, one can becomeclear.

9
May

Roswell Incident

In early July of 1947, something crashed in the desert about 40 miles outside of the town of Roswell, on the ranch of Mac Brazel. The wreckage (weather balloon/atomic test detection device/wayward UFO and/or its accompanying alien corpses) was first taken to Roswell Army Air Field, which at the time was the site of the […]

29
Apr

Baphomet

Baphomet was the name of the speaking head which the Knights Templar allegedly worshiped. Some have suggested that this head — described as similar to a computer — was the secret which the Templars found, the thing which made them the most powerful economic force in Medieval Europe, and that this was the secret they […]

26
Apr

Alphacom Team

Dr (?) Michael Wolf claimed that MJ-12 appointed him manager of Alphacom Team, who had the objective of resuming negotiations with the visiting extraterrestrials. Other objectives of Alphacom Team were: to determine whether we can use the ETs’ technology to restore this planet to its former pristine state of natural balance.” to determine the number […]

26
Apr

West Virginia Ordnance Works

aka: WVOV, Point Pleasant Depot associated with the Mothman incidents from pointpleasantwv.org: During the years of operation of WVOW, Point Pleasant was a boom-town. Chemists, scientists, engineers, electricians, plumbers, masons, heavy construction crews, and laborers representing nearly every building trade were required for the rapid buildup. Workers from all over the country converged on this […]

26
Apr

Arthur Young

Inventor of the rotor for the Bell helicopter. Apparently a believer in the ‘aliens-in-secret-underground-bases’ theory as advocated by Bill Cooper. (Revelations, 87)

26
Apr

Zed

The name of Sean Connery’s bikini-and bandoleer cladc haracter in the movie Zardoz. Zed plays a role in the film somewhat similar to that of Case in the novel Neuromancer — he is used as a tool in a byzantine suicide by some form of technologically enhanced Higher Being. Also: The owner of the motorcycle […]

5
Mar

Vandenburg Air Force Base

Located on the central coast of California, Vandenburg occupies a large area around Point Conception — the point where the California coast turns North which is roughly considered the geographic and climatological division between Northern and Southern California. Location of many missile tests, commercial rocket launches, and some space shuttle launches. While trying to convince […]

5
Mar

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

(SETI) The offical scientific search for aliens. Based on the Drake Equation, their search focuses on the communication traces of advanced civilizations. SETI signal analysis was one of the first distributed network applications using the Internet to harness to idle processor cycles of thousands of home computers References http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/S/SETV.html

4
Mar

bug

Also: heisenbug, Bohr bug, mandelbug, schroedinbug David Marusek, Getting to Know You (Asimov’s Mar 1998) About a woman and her new computerized personal assistant, or ‘bug’, that quickly learns more about her tastes, habits, and motives than she anticipates. Marusek made a splash with his 1995 novella We Were Out of Minds with Joy; this […]

4
Mar

Vril

A science fiction term coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1870 as a powerful form of energy weilded by a subterranean race. Eventually, it got tangled up with the Nazis.

23
Feb

Omnibeam

The tool which linked George Van Tassel and his Council of Twelve to alien intelligences such as Ashtar, Zoltan, and Desca. (Curran, In Advance of the Landing, 79-81. Cited in Peebles, 125)