The Gammas in the Manger

Yesterday, I posted the following to Gab, to mark a significant milestone there. While SocialGalactic is, and will remain, my primary social media platform, Gab has become an increasingly effective way to reach those who are outside the community.

It’s official. I now have more followers – 34k – on #GAB than I did on Twitter – 33k – when my account was permanently “suspended” there without any reason being given or anything controversial being tweeted. Thanks very much to @a for persevering through tremendous obstacles to provide everyone with this sound alternative platform.

That’s a really big deal, not for me, but for the alternative platform. It serves as proof that for public figures, Gab is now a viable and credible alternative to Twitter. One of the primary challenges of any social media platform is to provide a compelling reason for people to join it, and one of the biggest attractions for users is the ability to follow the regular postings of the public figures they like and admire.

And as with the Wikipedia/Infogalactic situation, it’s very frustrating for those who go to the effort to provide alternatives to the mainstream platforms to observe how a) most public figures simply will not support the alternatives unless they are literally kicked off the mainstream platform, b) the vast majority of people would rather use a free platform that farms their data on behalf of globalists who hate them and want to see them dead than pay a very small amount to use a platform that is in accordance with their faith and society, and c) most people would rather cry about being deprived access to the mainstream platforms than make effective use of the alternatives.

So, this particular milestone is significant for Gab, because it proves that at least for minor public figures, there is no material advantage to being on Twitter any longer. Most people appeared to recognize this, as the post was liked by more than two thousand users, and yet, it still managed to trigger the Gammas of Gab, as the following comments demonstrate.

  • Space Bear: Also notice how he thanks @a but not to his followers. very telling. I am going to assume (rightfully or wrongly) that it is a tel of narcissism.
  • Travis Hancock: And still, I don’t know what/what you are. Don’t care…..
  • Alex Pazzo: wow you are so much better than other people with fewer followers. SIMP
  • BrotherStephen444: Don’t like you, don’t care for you in the slightest, but, real freedom of speech allows you to succeed in you vainglorious attempt to prove to the world that there are some who actually want to listen to you. Good job, and I am sincere about that. I am also sincere when I tell you to crawl back under the rock you came out from under from.
  • m249saw2004: gross. You equate your social media to actual achievement.
  • ForeverLawless: Yet u only follow 43 people back
  • Theycensoredme: You must be a shill…
  • Mythbuster: Who cares about the number of followers? Get rid of your ego
  • Ozymandias, King of King: It seems important to you, but why?
  • Gerald VonGustav: Holy shit, you’re still grifting here? I for sure thought you would be completely irrelevant for everyone by now.
  • SHELLSHOCK_1986: nice followbots gayboy
  • 7SEAL7: Says a person who only follows back less than 50 people. Numbers mean nothing. People should unfollow number Nazis
  • Up A Damn Mountain: Yeah…but everyone knows there aren’t 34k actual human beings that use Gab actively, so is it REALLY that much of an accomplishment?

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Smart Thermostats are Very Stupid

Contra their sole purported purpose for existing, smart thermostats have been scientistically proven to INCREASE energy usage:

“Engineering estimates from the California Technical Forum …. predict that smart thermostats will produce substantial reductions in energy consumption,” the report, called “The Human Perils of Scaling Smart Technologies: Evidence from Field Experiments,” said. It was released by authors from Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago, University of Southern California and University of Alabama.

They studied the smart thermostat impact on energy consumption using data over an 18-month period including more than 16 million hourly electricity use records and almost 700,000 daily observations of natural gas consumption.

“The most relevant estimates to our experimental sample come from Department of Energy Technical Reference Manuals, which are annual reports produced by energy providers and regulators. These reports primarily rely on engineering simulations and survey data to predict the effects of energy efficiency programs at scale.

“These predictions are then used by energy providers to justify expenditures on energy efficiency programs. Mapping these predictions for Californians, which vary by climate zone and the size of a home, to our experimental samples we find that savings of 1.3% and 4.0% are respectively predicted for overall electricity and natural gas consumption.”

However, those thermostats were found to “fail to deliver the expected energy savings.”

The researchers said, in their nearly 100-page report, those thermostats “actually increase electricity and gas consumption by 2.3% and 4.2%, respectively,” the report found. The report explained the problem was not necessarily one of usability. “In fact, researchers observed, nearly all users with the smart devices programmed them almost immediately, and many did so with energy savings in mind,” the report said.

Instead, the problem was with how often and to what extent users overrode the programming to set heating temperatures higher, or cooling temperatures lower, when they wanted to change it.

And this doesn’t even account for the real detriment to installing a smart thermostat, which is that it provides the service provider the ability to shut off your heat and power in the event Alexa hears you saying something that violates the current Narrative.

First, don’t even consider installing one. Second, if you’ve got one installed, replace it with a traditional dumb thermostat that is fully under your control.

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Patreon Fires Security Team

This is not exactly a surprise, as anyone who was involved with the Big Bear dispute knows all about how wide-open the system was. But the much bigger problem is that for all that the media likes to pontificate about data privacy laws, neither the media nor the various justice systems have any interest in dealing with the companies who serially violate them on a daily basis.

The media won’t report the data breaches and no one else will hold them accountable, regardless of what the laws say.

So for better or for worse, I and the rest of the Patreon Security Team are no longer with the company. As a result, I’m looking for a new Security or Privacy Engineering role and would appreciate any connections, advice, or job opportunities from folks my network.

Emily Metcalfe, Security/Privacy Engineer, 8 September 2022

Here is my advice: find a new line of work. While I’m not exactly a fan of Patreon, it’s probably a good thing that they are replacing what was a nonexistent security system with something that might actually work.

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Quantum Edit List

An exhaustive list of suspected Mandela Effect changes to the Bible. As I previously mentioned, it goes far beyond the simple lion/wolf edit.

Isaiah 11:6… “wolf” replaced the young lion.

Isaiah 65:25… “wolf” replaced the lion.

Luke 19:23…”bank” replaced ‘exchangers’ or ‘those who lend’.

Luke 19:27…”But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them-bring them here and kill them in front of me.”

Luke 6:49…”sand” replaced with “ground” or “earth”.

A recent change in online NIV and some NIV copies in people’s homes is in Matthew 25, the parable of the talents. Now “talents” has been changed to “bags of gold”. This is in all online NIV translations, but it isn’t in our NIV in our home. That still says talents.

KJV Changes with KJV 1611 notations. Changes are in bold, unless noted, applies to both KJV and 1611.

Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning, God created the heavenS and the earth.”

So now it is heaven, no s.

Genesis 3:15– This is the protoevangelical prophecy of Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah….This is a HUGE deal.

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall crush thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

Now this verse says “it” shall “bruise” thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

“stuff” inserted 16 times for possessions or belongings. Once in Luke 17:31 in the New Testament, all other occurrences in the OT.

Here are the other locations of “stuff”…Genesis 31:37 (2x), 45:20, Exodus 22:7, Joshua 7:1, 1st Samuel 25:13, 10:22, Nehemiah 13:8, Ezekiel 12:3, 12:4 (2x), 12:7 (2x)

Also, “stuff” appears once in the NT, as mentioned, in Luke:

Luke 17:31… In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. –should say belongings or possessions.–

There is a small possibility that one use of the word “stuff” may have existed previously. That possibility is in Exodus 36:7. All others are definite changes. This is a different word entirely from the other Hebrew words now appearing as stuff. In the KJV Scofield Reference, instead of “belongings” or “stuff” it now says…“furniture”. I will try to get the picture linked on this…

“matrix” used in five places instead of womb. Here are the verses in KJV and KJV 1611 that now say “matrix”: Exodus 13:13, 13:15 and 34:19, Numbers 3:12 and 18:15.

Job 19:23…Now reads: Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! Used to be “written (or recorded) in a scroll”
Job 21:24
…Now reads: His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow. Used to be “his pails (or troughs) are full of milk…”

Numbers 11:12… Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?….Used to say “as a father beareth the sucking child…” Some other translations say “foster father”.

Comment here…We seem to have a problem developing here with neutering the male and confusing genders. In my recollection of Shakespearean era English, men’s “breasts” were “paps”. Certainly not full of milk, or nursing.

Genesis 28:18…18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it…… Pillow is what it used to be. So it gained an ‘s’.

Deuteronomy 17:1…. Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the Lord thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the Lord thy God. Used to be “defect”

Ecclesiastes 3:11
… He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end…..World has replaced eternity.

Leviticus 24:2
… Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

Note: The KJV 1611 very likely always had this backwards usage. However, the regular KJV’s do NOT have “oil olive” any other place than in the verse above. At least not the 7 I have checked here. They all say “olive oil” everywhere else.

Isaiah 53:5… But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed…..A little discussion about this. In 1st Peter 2:24, it still cites Isaiah 53:5 as most remember it. There is reads: “by whose stripes ye were healed”. Most quoting Isaiah 53:5 from memory say, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed.

Now, on to predominately NT changes. I have been trying to kind of keep things in order to help people have an easier time going through this. Even so, I doubt I will completely succeed.

Matthew 7:1… Judge not lest ye be judged…..Now it reads, Judge not that ye be not judged.

Matthew 6:9-13….The “Our Father” or “Lord’s Prayer”

Was….”Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

Now….

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 13:15…. For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Was always waxed cold.

Matthew 19:14… Used to be “Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Now it’s all messed up. Here it is: But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 26:24….24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born…..Used to say “better for that man if he had not been born.

Matthew 26:45…Now it reads:
45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Used to be “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold…”

Matthew 9:17…. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Bottles has replaced wineskins in this and the synoptic verses. Additionally, “bottles” has replaced jar/jug and container throughout the OT. The word from which “bottles” is translated points to leather skins or bags.

Mark 2:22…wineskins replaced with bottles.

Luke 5:37-38…wineskins replaced with bottles.

Mark 13:10… And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

Was always preached or proclaimed before.

Luke 1:35… And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Was NEVER “thing”. This one really makes me angry. It was that holy one, not a “thing”.

Luke 5:19 and 5:24

19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus…..And again “couch” in 5:24. This was either bed or mattress depending on the translation. It never was “couch” in the KJV…Fairly popular scripture in conversation…”Pick up thy bed and walk”. No one ever said., “Pick up your couch and go home.”

John 3:16…Was…”For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, so that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Is now…

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Funny thing about this one is that I actually remember it both ways. Due to so much residual evidence of “shall”, I have to go with it.

John 8:32….”And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” That’s what it always was. Now it is:

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Acts 3:19… Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord…..Used to be “and“.

Acts 4:27 and 30…27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,…..30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

“Child” was “Son” or “Servant“…Not child.

Acts 12:4… Easter is used in several variations of KJV, many that people have been reading for decades and they are deeply offended that Easter has replaced Passover in their Bibles. It was always in the KJV 1611.

2 Thessalonians 2:11...
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Many are certain that it said “a strong delusion”. I have honestly heard it both ways and cannot find it with the “a” in any KJV, so I am counting it.

Revelation Chapter 5 : “Scroll” has been replaced with the word “book”. It always said scroll in this chapter although it did say “little book” and the “Book of Life” and “written in this book” elsewhere in Revelation.

Revelation 12:12

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

It was inhabitants. It did not have “and of the sea“.

Revelation 22:12… And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Used to be according to his works.

Revelation 22:21…Added. It previously ended with verse 20.

Here is verse 20:

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

I won’t claim to be certain about all of these purported changes, but there are several of which I am sure. The serpent’s head was always CRUSHED, not “bruised”; my NIV still says “crush his head”. The word “stuff” leaped out like a red flag the first time I saw it, Luke 1:35 was definitely “holy one” not “holy thing”, and the Gospel was most certainly never “published”.

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Contemplating the Mandela Effect

The Tree of Woe focuses his formidable intellect on the subject of false memories and divergent universes:

According to internet conspiracy theorists, however, the Mandela Effect is not just a real phenomenon — it’s a weapon. These theorists claim that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is used to manipulate our reality, causing changes in our universe each time it runs. This claim is widely popular on 4Chang’s /x/ and /pol/ boards, but it has also shown up on a number of other sites.

What these conspiracy mavens have failed to offer, however, is a mechanism by which the Large Hadron Collider could possibly change reality. On its face, it sounds absurd. How could a big particle collider change the universe?

CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data to the public – KLGadgetGuy
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Let’s Get Colliding Largely
Theorists have nowadays accepted the possibility that energy emissions from Large Hadron Collider at CERN could generate quantum micro-black holes (see Alberghi, Casadio, and Tronconi 2007).

It is possible that these micro-black holes would emit tachyons (see Srivastava 1983).

As tachyons are faster-than-light particles, their worldlines are spacelike rather than timelike. If one assumes that tachyons have an invariant direction of travel, it follows that in certain frames of reference, tachyons travel backwards in time (see Arntzenius 1990).

Therefore, during its operational run in December 2012, LHC might have generated unobserved micro-black holes from which tachyons escaped and traveled backward into the past.

As these tachyons decayed, they could release energy which could interact with other particles in past. Such interactions, though microscopic, could cause “butterfly effects” (see Lorenz 1963) that materialized as retrocausal macroscopic changes in those worldlines associated with the interactions.

Voila. Each time the LHC runs, it changes the worldline. Reality shifts.

Well, Why Hasn’t the Universe Gotten Destroyed?
The possibility that the LHC might change reality every time it runs raises the question of why it hasn’t changed reality destructively. Why hasn’t the universe been blown up?

The answer to this is, of course, “Look around! Maybe you haven’t been paying attention to current events, but we’re getting our asses kicked, pal.”

I jest. The real answer is that changes to the worldline are limited by the Echverria, Klinkhammer, and Thorne (EKT) Effect. The EKT Effect proves that retrocausation cannot lead to paradoxes. Any self-contradictory event sequence will be replaced in reality by a closely related but noncontradictory sequence (see Dobyns 2011).

Therefore, the LHC cannot bring about changes which would result in the LHC not being built. Since the LHC is an incredibly large, expensive, and difficult-to-maintain piece of scientific hardware, worldlines in which WWIII destroyed Europe, or an EMP flare destroyed all electronics on Earth, and so on, are impossible. Subject to that constraint, worldlines could shift in a number of ways.

But Why Do We Remember the Changes?
Demonstrating that there is a theoretical mechanism by which the LHC might change reality does not yet explain the Mandela Effect. After all, the point of the Mandela Effect isn’t that the universe used to be different; it’s that we remember the universe being different.

If the Mandela Effect is real, I very much doubt it is the Large Hadron Collider or scientists that are responsible. I would assume a more supernatural force and a more sinister purpose are behind it, as an escalation of the way in which Christians are already being deceived, misled, and gaslight by perfectly natural means.

Jesus was not a refugee. Racism is not the unforgivable sin. Our ethics and traditions are not Judeochristian. If all of these false beliefs can be instilled by conventional means, how much more dangerous are those that could be installed by unconventional, seemingly-impossible methods?

And while I am skeptical myself, I remind you, one of the first objectives of the con man is to convince the mark that he cannot be deceived.

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The Mandela Affect is Real

This sort of supernatural gaslighting should not surprise anyone who can still recall the warnings about the extent to which people will be deceived.

The Bible has changed, this is not false memories or hundredth monkey syndrome. This is real, many people have the correct passage memorized, as we would expect from dedicated Christians. “The lion shall lay down with the lamb” is not, nor ever has been, the wolf. There is no mention of wolf in any of the lion and lamb passages in the bible except for in this incorrect reality in which we find ourselves.

I have asked my Christian family members very specifically; what animal lays down with the lamb? My born again Christian brother in law who is an avid bible reader answered correctly, the Lion. He did not say wolf, wolf didn’t even cross his mind, wolf was the farthest animal from his mind and he was as surprised as us all that wolf is in place of lion. Lion is/was and always will be the correct answer.

I then asked him, which books in the bible do you recall the lion laying down with the lamb in? To which, once again collaborating my own recall, he replied Revelation, Isaiah and possibly Daniel.

I asked the same question to my mum, my brother and my sister. All of whom immediately said lion without hesitation. A Christian couple who my mum was staying with remember it being lion too.

I even asked a random taxi driver this morning. He said lion. He had no recollection of a wolf. If wolf had ever been a thing (especially the primary symbol), then this layman taxi driver would have said wolf not lion. Wolf isn’t a thing, never has been. Not in the reality that you, me and the vast majority of people are actually from.

Then this evening, on the way home, I asked another taxi driver, a Christian, she replied Lion, then she hesitated and said bear. She was confused when I told her that it was now a wolf. She said let me check my Arabic bible, she opened her glove box and pulled out her Arabic bible, it also reads wolf now in place of lion. She was shocked.

What troubles me about that bible change is that the lion has been replaced with a wolf. The wolf represents the devil. So, the bibles in this reality now essentially say the devil will dwell with Jesus (the wolf will dwell with the lamb). You can see why that is disturbing?

However, it’s important to remember that while their demonic power is great, it is not all-encompassing, and while their cunning is formidable, they are not all-knowing nor are they beyond making obvious mistakes that reveal their deception.

For example, there is absolutely no chance that the Lion ever lay down with the Wolf. Not only do our memories of Scripture prove otherwise, but there are many examples to be found in the texts that they neglected to alter or of which they never knew. Consider, for example, this old text from a Jerry Pournelle collection which cites an older essay by the late, great science fiction editor John W. Campbell.

When the Lion shall lie down with the Lamb—the Lion is going to be in serious trouble. The Lamb, of course, can baaaaah happily as it goes gamboling of through its breakfast, lunch, and dinner supply—but the Lion’s in a different spot. He can’t live on grass. His digestive system is intrinsically incapable of extracting nourishment from herbal food supplies. It’s no good trying to persuade him to learn a new way of life, and be happy eating grass, fruits, and twigs; he can’t.

The Barbarians From Within, John W. Campbell

Now, there is absolutely no chance that Campbell, who was a very well-read individual, could possibly have gotten the Biblical reference wrong, especially in light of the fact that he was actively thinking about the implications of what would happen if a lion actually adapted the lifestyle and habits of a lamb. But if you’re not convinced that an atheist wouldn’t have gotten it wrong, perhaps an even more intellectually formidable Catholic didn’t.

It is constantly assured, especially in our Tolstoyan tendencies, that when the lion lies down with the lamb the lion becomes lamb-like. But that is brutal annexation and imperialism on the part of the lamb. That is simply the lamb absorbing the lion instead of the lion eating the lamb. The real problem is— Can the lion lie down with the lamb and still retain his royal ferocity? That is the problem the Church attempted; that is the miracle she achieved.

Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton

Where, one wonders, are the proverbial wolves? These examples of truthful residue is no different than my confidence that the renaming of The Berenstain Bears is the same sort of intentional gaslighting, since I always thought that the correct pronunciation was berenSTEEN rather than berenSTINE. That’s the sort of issue that could only have arisen if the pre-Mandela Effect title was The Berenstein Bears.

The lies and deception surrounding Covid and the vaxxes is just the beginning of the Grand Deception. More changes, and more lies, are coming. Keep your eyes open and always remember that inversion is a reliable sign of evil and falsehood. I don’t know why they are lying. I don’t know how they are attempting to deceive us. But I know – I am absolutely, 100-percent certain – that they are doing so.

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UATV Service Notice

Unauthorized is getting some big updates to its backend and content servers tonight so the site will be down for a while. A notice about the update has been posted on the homepage; even if the site remains accessible, as long as that notice is posted videos should not be expected to play normally. The interruption is not expected to last more than two hours, and it will not begin until Owen has finished his stream today.

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Leaving the West Behind

It’s clear that the primary reason for the current desperation of the Prometheans stems from the way they seriously underestimated the Chinese. But the Chinese have turned out to be significantly harder to fool than the Europeans of the West, and now they are demonstrating that they no longer require guidance in order to advance their technology beyond Western levels.

A report by Bloomberg Thursday found that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC). China’s premier chip manufacturer has developed the ability to produce chips to the highest Western standards despite US sanctions that had been designed to prevent such an advance.

According to a report by industry blog Tech Insights, which Bloomberg has confirmed, SMIC has produced Bitcoin mining semiconductors with 7-nanometer technology since last July. The figure represents the size of the transistors involved, and the smaller the figure, the smaller the transistors, and the more transistors that can be fit on a single chip. The more transistors on a chip, the faster and more efficient it will be.

Previously SMIC had only produced chips to a standard of 14-nanometers, and the US government had hoped to prevent any advance beyond that level. In 2020, the US government had banned export of equipment capable of producing 10nm and below level chips to SMIC. Currently the US government is focusing on preventing Dutch supplier ASML from supplying similar machines to SMIC.

Although ASML is already forbidden from selling its most advanced equipment to SMIC, the Biden administration is trying to tighten the ban to include less advanced technologies as well.

Currently Taiwan’s TSMC and South Korea’s Samsung can make 7nm semiconductors, while US-based Intel is slated to release its own 7nm chip next year. Currently the most advanced US and European chips are only 12nm.

It is not clear how China has reached this level of technological sophistication. Some have suggested they may have modified their 14nm tooling.

Meanwhile, in Europe, the lights may literally be going out this winter thanks to the reprehensible stupidity of the European leaders who believed the lies of the neocons and agreed to act as the USA’s economic proxy army:

Switzerland has developed an emergency plan in the event of an energy crisis if natural gas and electricity supplies run short, the Basler Zeitung newspaper reported this week.

According to the paper, the Swiss government has been working in tandem with industrial companies for several months on the plan. It includes several steps, ranging from a public awareness campaign with calls for energy saving, such as turning off shop window lights and heaters, to rationing electricity for about 30,000 large energy consumers.

The government also warns of the possibility of power shutdowns in certain areas of the country from four to eight hours a day as a more stringent measure.

As I have repeatedly warned you, we’ll be fortunate if we emerge on the other end of this civilizational catastrophe with interior plumbing. Abandoning the traditions of your fathers, adopting foreign creeds and accepting foreign rulers seldom ends well for any nation.

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The Potemkin “Tech” Industry

Russia and China have figured out what Westerners should have known for decades:

Russia has fined Google about US$373 million for allowing users to access, “prohibited” material about the war in Ukraine and other restricted content. The material was said to include materials attempting to discredit Russia’s military, as well as exhortations to protest the Russian government, according to Roskomnadzor, the country’s communications regulator. It added that the company has proven a “systemic” violator of national laws regarding content.

Google has not commented on the fines.

The company’s local subsidiary had declared bankruptcy last month after Russian authorities had seized its bank account to recover 7.2 billion rubles, or US$130 million which the company had been fined for similar violations last year.

The moves are part of a broader regulatory push by the Russian government to place pressure on tech firms, which they accuse of not moderating their content in accordance with Russian laws, and of trying to meddle in the nation’s internal affairs.

The key phrase: “trying to meddle in the nation’s internal affairs”. AC spells out the obvious conclusion.

It is clear at this point all of these tech companies are just subsidiaries of our intelligence apparatus. And given it is no coincidence that every top tech company is just taking orders from intel, that means intel has been throughout our economic system deciding who wins and who loses, and making sure it is their operations who win every time. We were never in a capitalist system, any more than we elected our leaders. All along, the idea you could have a killer app, form a business, and be just like Bill Gates was just a myth. Intel was always deployed domestically, even throughout the world of American business, working against any American who was not on their payroll and under their control.

We’re going to need a new economic theory simply to explain the way in which the “capitalist” system has been functioning since the 1980s at the absolute latest. Everything that we’re taught in microeconomics is observably untrue; the winners in far too many industries are evidently not determined by efficiency or competition or even luck, but rather by the hidden, but heavy hand of secret government funding.

It’s very much like the oft-criticized industrial policy of Japan, only on steroids. Instead of MITI selecting key industries in which to invest for maximizing economic growth, Big Brother is selecting favored corporations in every industry in which to invest for a) gathering information for the Panopticon and b) establishing official narratives.

Among other things, this absconomic theory will explain why modern corporations, from technology to entertainment, are increasingly unable to address the basic needs and preferences of their nominal customers.

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Mailvox: Enjoy the Silence

Big Tech is so corrupted and converged that even the less-converged companies are in on the deplatforming game.

Today I noticed that Brave Search severely down-ranks infogalactic.com. Using the search term “infogalactic”, infogalactic.com appears as the fifteenth result, on the second page of results.

I checked other major search engines using the same search term. Google seems to have completely removed infogalactic.com from its search. Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Yandex all return infogalactic.com as the first result, as they should.

According to this post by a Brave employee, 92% of Brave Search results are from their own crawler.

Brave Search isn’t even out of beta and it’s corrupted.

What’s more, the current version of Brave Browser (V1.39.122 released June 10th, 2022) doesn’t allow setting default search to anything other than a short, approved list (that excludes Yandex) despite documentation describing otherwise.

It’s not a big surprise. Brandon Eich is a good man, but he’s a techno-idealist who has never understood the necessity to secure his flanks and police his ranks. A pure meritocracy may sound nice, but since they are effectively defenseless against infiltration and convergence, the concept is intrinsically counterproductive. Once just one capable SJW gets inside, it’s only a matter of time before “merit” is redefined and the meritocracy ceases to exist.

Infogalactic support actually used to be built into Brave. Typing “:i” would automatically search Infogalactic. But once that was removed, it was pretty clear that Brave was eventually going to get converged. It probably won’t be more than two years before there is a serious attempt to eject him from the company he founded, presumably for committing one of the new satanic sins such as transphobia or pedophobia.

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