2021·07·10 Joe Biden Didn’t Win Daily Thread

His Fraudulency

Joe Biteme, properly styled His Fraudulency, continues to infest the White House, and hopium is still being dispensed even as our military appears to have joined the political establishment in knuckling under to the fraud.

All realistic hope lies in the audits, and perhaps the Lindell lawsuit (that will depend on how honestly the system responds to the suit).

One can hope that all is not as it seems.

I’d love to feast on that crow.

Physics?

It looks like the next couple of months aren’t going to be as busy I had thought so I can do some physics posts. See below.

Justice Must Be Done.

The prior election must be acknowledged as fraudulent, and steps must be taken to prosecute the fraudsters and restore integrity to the system.

Nothing else matters at this point. Talking about trying again in 2022 or 2024 is hopeless otherwise. Which is not to say one must never talk about this, but rather that one must account for this in ones planning; if fixing the fraud is not part of the plan, you have no plan.

Lawyer Appeasement Section

OK now for the fine print.

This is the WQTH Daily Thread. You know the drill. There’s no Poltical correctness, but civility is a requirement. There are Important Guidelines,  here, with an addendum on 20191110.

We have a new board – called The U Tree – where people can take each other to the woodshed without fear of censorship or moderation.

And remember Wheatie’s Rules:

1. No food fights
2. No running with scissors.
3. If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
4. Zeroth rule of gun safety: Don’t let the government get your guns.
5. Rule one of gun safety: The gun is always loaded.
5a. If you actually want the gun to be loaded, like because you’re checking out a bump in the night, then it’s empty.
6. Rule two of gun safety: Never point the gun at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
7. Rule three: Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
8. Rule the fourth: Be sure of your target and what is behind it.

(Hmm a few extras seem to have crept in.)

(Paper) Spot Prices

Last week:

Gold $1788.30
Silver $26.53
Platinum $1094.00
Palladium $2874.00
Rhodium $19,400.00

This week, 3PM Mountain Time, markets have closed for the weekend.

Gold $1808.90
Silver $26.19
Platinum $1105
Palladium $2903
Rhodium $18,500

UPDATE: Apparently paper prices are getting closer to reality. I was quoted $125 over spot for an American Gold Eagle (the modern day one ounce bullion piece).

Gold is slowly climbing again, Silver down a touch, Platinum and Palladium up a bit, Rhodium is down. In fact at the beginning of the day today it was at $17,500 but jumped a grand sometime before close.

Max Planck: Physics Starts Getting Weird

Introduction

This is going to start to tie together a few dangling threads out there, notably Hertz’s discovery of the photoelectric effect (how even dim, weak ultraviolet light would help the spark jump the gap but glaringly bright visible light would not), and the puzzle of why black body radiation had a “hump” in its frequency distribution (instead of just going to infinity with higher frequency/lower wavelength).

To recap, we knew of the existence of X rays, ultraviolet, infrared and radio, in addition to “ordinary” visible light.

Also, to avoid getting bogged down in Spockian numbers specified to nine decimal places, I’m going to round a lot of things off.

Max Planck

Planck was born in 1858 in Kiel, Holstein (now the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, it’s the area immediately adjacent to modern-day Denmark).

He was raised as a geek, and ended up teaching at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In 1894 he decided to take up the black body radiation problem. Why did it behave the way it did?

To recap, black body radiation is the glow given off by hot objects (in the idealized case that the hot object is perfectly black). As shown in the figure below, if you plot the wavelength of the light versus intensity you get a hump that’s steep on the high frequency side (left side of the diagram), and less steep on the low frequency side. The peak of the curve tends towards blue (leftward) the higher the temperature, and the height of the curve increases very rapidly as the temperature increases.

Figure 10-1 recap of black body radiation curves.

The best physicists could do as of 1894 (when Planck put his shoulder to the wheel) is design a theory (the Rayleigh-Jeans law) that predicted the distribution should look like the black line in the figure. It’s not a bad match at the low frequencies (longer wavelengths, at the far right) but is totally, ridiculously wrong at higher frequencies/lower wavelengths; the prediction was basically that the higher the frequency the more should be radiated at that frequency. Since you can’t get a sunburn (caused by ultraviolet) off of a wood fire–because the wood fire is not super hot and emits no UV–we know that’s not actually what’s going on here.

Figure 10-2 An approximate rendering of the color of glow of a black body, given its temperature (in kelvin). The sun comes in at about 5800 K, so it’s just a tiny bit off white. The only things you’re likely to have seen that are hot enough to appear to be glowing blue are many stars in the night sky and bolts of lightning. That being said, modern LED light bulbs are generally set to simulate some specific temperature, from “warm” tungsten filaments through sunlight, and cloudy days and shade can give a 7-9 thousand kelvin cast to things that your camera has to try to account for if you don’t, when taking pictures.

An alternate law, Wien’s Law, was proposed by Wilhelm Wien in 1896 (after Planck began his work). It worked well at high frequencies and was wrong at low frequencies. It was a much better fit, but not perfect; it was a bit too low. Alas this diagram is “backwards” (compared to 10-1) with high wavelengths on the left.

Figure 10-3 Wien’s Law.

Wien’s Law looks pretty close, but it’s not right-on, so there was still a problem here.

Max Planck’s goal was to solve the problem, to come up with a formula that gave results consistent with what was actually measured. And since the line that’s “true” in figure 10-3 is labeled “Planck” you can probably guess that he ultimately succeeded.

But not without some trials and tribulations. He tried to imagine the atoms in the glowing object as little oscillators, because that way he could apply entropy to an ideal oscillator. He came up with a proposed law (the Wien-Planck law) in 1899…that, alas, turned out not to match measurements either.

In October of the next year, 1900, he did succeed in writing a law that described experimental results well. This derivation avoided any sort of statistical mechanics, which Planck had an aversion to.

Statistical mechanics was a fairly new thing at the time, it studied large assemblies of microscopic units in a statistical manner; in fact modern thermodynamics relies heavily on it. But in 1900 it was still considered suspect by many, including Max Planck. It had philosophical and physical implications that were distasteful to many.

But Planck, having got a law that looked good on paper…couldn’t for the life of him explain why it worked–and without some explanation of that, it was interesting that his law could match what was seen, but not enlightening. Over the course of the next few months, he did finally, in desperation, decide to accept statistical mechanics as a tool, incorporating Boltzmann’s statistical interpretation of the second law of thermodynamics.

This is like a dedicated Marxist coming to the dawning realization that capitalism works and Marxism cannot. That is how desperate Planck was to try new things to figure this out. It was, as he said, “an act of despair … I was ready to sacrifice any of my previous convictions about physics.”

His derivation started with an assumption that seemed totally whacky, and had no obvious basis in reality, but it was: Energy could only be emitted in multiples of a certain base amount. That amount was:

E = h ν

(As a reminder ν is the lower case Greek letter “nu” and stands for the frequency of the light being emitted.)

This meant that there wasn’t just a minimum amount of energy, but that any amount of energy had to be an integer multiple of this amount. It’s sort of like money…you don’t see fractions of a cent. Any amount can be expressed as a whole number of cents, but never is there a fraction of a cent (not withstanding nominal US gasoline prices that end in 9/10 of a cent without fail).

This minimum amount was termed a “quanta.”

But note that it depends on the frequency. So at, say, 600 THz (yellow light) the minimum quanta would be one size, but at 300 THz (infrared), it would be half as much. It’s rather like exchanging your dollars for euros and now the minimum amount you can work with is the Euro cent rather than our cent.

The minimum “quanta” of energy not only depended on the frequency it would be radiated at, but also on this new number, h, which is a constant, now known as Planck’s constant, and it’s one of the most important numbers in physics:

h = 6.62607015×10−34 J s

It’s going to turn up again, and again, and again from here on out.

The units are joule seconds, not joules per second (which is power measured in watts). When you multiply this by a frequency (which is cycles per second) the seconds cancel out and leave you with energy in joules.

In fact, it’s really joules per cycle or per hertz, i.e., one cycle of the wave of the light, but the cycle is expressed as one over seconds (1/s) so when you divide by that, you’re multiplying by seconds.

(As usual when a scientist brings a new constant into things, Planck didn’t actually know the value of h; he just realized that there had to be a value to this number. Today, of course, we know it precisely, because the latest iteration of the metric system actually defines a number of physical constants, including h, to have specific values, and the size of the units involved is set by that action. Thus we have the meter…which is defined to be the distance traveled by light (in a vacuum) in 1/299792458 of a second. Planck’s constant is set to the number above, and from that, we get a definition of the kilogram [because a joule second is a kg m2/s; we have a defined second and a defined meter, so that gives us a defined kilogram]. Before 2019, however, the kilogram was still defined as the mass of a certain metal cylinder kept in a vault in France…a definition which was starting to cause problems, because exact copies made decades ago were no longer the same mass, making one wonder if any of those cylinders was not changing.)

Even with typical visible light, yellow light in particular, having a frequency of about 600 THz, or 6×1014 Hz, you can see that doing the multiplication is going to leave you with a very small number, basically about 4×10-19 joules. Given that a joule is very roughly the energy it takes to lift an apple a meter, this is a very small amount of energy. And as mentioned, the size of the “quanta” depends on the frequency; twice the frequency, twice as much energy in a quanta.

He wasn’t the only one who was skeptical nor was he the most skeptical, Lorentz, Rayleigh and Jeans tried setting h to zero in their work, i.e., meaning that there was no minimum energy unit. That was too conservative even for Planck, who compared Jeans’s inflexibility to Hegel’s: “I am unable to understand Jeans’ stubbornness – he is an example of a theoretician as should never be existing, the same as Hegel was for philosophy. So much the worse for the facts if they don’t fit.”

But, at the time (1900) Planck did regard this as a mere formalism with no real basis in reality, much as there were, at that time, still holdouts in chemistry who thought atoms didn’t really exist, but were convenient conceptual tools. The quantum concept was convenient but didn’t represent something that really existed.

That’s what he thought at the time. Today, we look upon Planck’s use of this concept as the birth of quantum mechanics–which, if it were wrong, would mean that semiconductors don’t work and you are not reading this on a computer screen.

One last wrinkle here; as I mentioned, the constant is “per cycle” which is regarded as analogous to going all the way around a circle. That’s 2π radians. But many formulas (like for angular momentum and rotation rate, when expressed in terms of angles) operate in radians, so there’s a version of Planck’s constant that accounts for this and is expressed in a “per radian” sense instead of a “per cycle” sense. It’s written ħ (a crossed h, called “h bar” in speaking), and is h/2π. This symbol is seen, if anything, even more often than h in modern physics.

But anyway, back to 1900.

Planck was banging on the door to modern physics, unwilling as yet to open it.

Soon, very soon, others would kick the damn thing down.

Obligatory PSAs and Reminders

China is Lower than Whale Shit

Remember Hong Kong!!!

Whoever ends up in the cell next to his, tell him I said “Hi.”

中国是个混蛋 !!!
Zhōngguò shì gè hùndàn !!!
China is asshoe !!!

China is in the White House

Since Wednesday, January 20 at Noon EST, the bought-and-paid for His Fraudulency Joseph Biden has been in the White House. It’s as good as having China in the Oval Office.

Joe Biden is Asshoe

China is in the White House, because Joe Biden is in the White House, and Joe Biden is identically equal to China. China is Asshoe. Therefore, Joe Biden is Asshoe.

But of course the much more important thing to realize:

Joe Biden Didn’t Win

乔*拜登没赢 !!!
Qiáo Bài dēng méi yíng !!!
Joe Biden didn’t win !!!

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ForGodandCountry

How about a little online, hardcore porno??

And I do mean hardcore. Really, this is not for the young or feint-at-heart.

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Meet the first and original “Tomcat”.

It was eventually and officially named the “Tigercat” because…back then…the Navy thought “Tomcat” was far too sexualized a name for a warbird (until the F-14 of “Top Gun” fame was develop, that is).

This was the fastest piston-engined fighter plane of WWII, bar none…the absolute apex of radial-engine fighter aircraft design. It never saw combat or became famous because the war ended before it could be deployed, and by the time Korea happened we were in the jet age.

Highly experienced fighter pilots from WWII who flew it in the years just after WWII called it the sweetest, most memorable plane they ever flew.

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Such a bad, BAD, BAD little kitty….

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Nothing, and I do mean nothing, from that time period sounds so ridiculously good!

(Note: in the video below, during the first 3 passes the airplane is being flown at cruise power. Compare to the 4th pass, at full military power. As the pilot turns in for the pass you can hear him throttle up to max. The rapid, machine-gun like pop-pop-pop you can hear after the plane passes by are caused by the propeller tips at the end of the massive prop arc turning above the speed of sound. The pop-pop-pop is the tips breaking the sound barrier.)

This, right here, is online porn. 😎

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ForGodandCountry

Out of just under 500 built, there are only 7 airworthy models still in existence worldwide, and of those only 3 have anything like what can be called regular appearances…and even then only at the biggest of airshows.

Very rare, rare bird.

cthulhu

Poking around on it, the F7F used two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp 2,100 horsepower radial engines. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_%26_Whitney_R-2800 — the 2800 alludes to the displacement, 2800 cubic inches. By contrast, the last classic big block automobile engine from GM was the Cadillac 500 cubic inch V-8 from 1970-1976.

The Double Wasp had two rows of nine radial pistons, meaning each bank had one more piston than a V-8. The displacement of each piston was about 155.5 cubic inches, compared to 62.5 for the Cadillac — that’s a big, big, big kitty.

ForGodandCountry

Excellent! Well done.

The R2800 powered a LOT of different planes, both mil and civilian.

In fact, my wake up ring tone is a R2800 being cold started on a F4U Corsair a friend of mine owns that I specifically recorded for the purpose. We love turning wrenches on that bad boy.

cthulhu

The largest aviation engine model being built in the club is a comparatively tame V-12 Merlin — and everyone suspects he’s a bit crazy. The thought of the R2800 having half-again as many cylinders as a radial is nuts.

The guy with the Merlin recently did valve stems, camshafts, and the prop shaft and prop hub. The inner splines of the prop hub were actually done with a shop-made single-tooth broaching tool fitted with a carbide groove cutter that had to have its rear surface ground off to fit in the hole.

As he continues, he’s accumulating hundreds of parts — all individually made.

ForGodandCountry

Wow. What true labor of love. Hope he succeeds!

trumpismine
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cthulhu

SUCCESS!!!!

….and mayhem.

para59r

para59r

Yes, she’s… errr.. um.. he’s definitely filling out now. Meanwhile there’s that steely eyed look.

Cuppa Covfefe

There’s also a bit of a Scotsman’s look in his face… He’s not just tall for his age, he’s probably (has to be) mature for his age as well.

Have to say, the Trumps are far and away the best “first family” we’ve had in decades, and not just VSGPDJT. To think of how the media and the DEMONRATS abused them, and mocked yet ignored the breathtaking and breathtakingly intelligent Melania Trump is nothing short of criminal.

Then again, criminal is what the YSM/MCM Enemedia is…..

Cuppa Covfefe

Hmmm. I’ll have to go look for some Slovenian beers and Wodka, et. al.

A little late for stature, but maybe it’ll make my hair grow 😆
(Yep, probably on my ears…..)…..

trumpismine

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kalbokalbs

Cracking up here.

A good rest is always appreciated. Hope all is tracking well for you, TIM. 🙂

Sadie Slays

This is among the worst Twitter censorship I’ve ever seen, and that’s really saying something. This veteran with significant facial scarring posted a picture of himself saluting the flag. The picture got hidden behind a “sensitive content” warning.

Original censored tweet:

Complaint about the “sensitive content” warning:

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TheseTruths

I’m trying to find words I can type here.

ForGodandCountry

May God himself rebuke them. None could do so better.

kalbokalbs

TW goes out of its way to insult Americans.

Grateful to never have a TW account.

trumpismine

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kalbokalbs

^^^ Hope that one resides on TW and FB.

They couldn’t call it disinformation.

TheseTruths

😂🏀😂🏀😂🏀😂🏀😂🏀😂🏀

Nigeria just beat the USA in an Olympic basketball exhibition game. Nigeria! I wonder if this will wake the woke ones. Just play ball and stop being social justice warriors.

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/usa-basketball-stunned-by-nigeria-in-olympic-tuneup/

Sadie Slays

This stinks. I’ve spent many, many hours reading about the steal, and not once–not one single time–have I ever heard of some convoluted scheme to make President Trump Speaker of the House. This smells like Deep State disinfo meant to rile up the brainwashed and discredit the idea of reinstating President Trump.

https://twitter.com/AndrewSolender/status/1413612849952395265

TheseTruths

There was a story about this on Gateway Pundit several weeks ago. It was the idea of one of their contributing authors, Wayne Allyn Root, who wrote an article about it.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/wayne-root-game-changer-exclusive-interview-president-donald-j-trump/

Root says PDJT was fascinated by the idea. I think he was just interested in it as an idea, not as something he would do. I read later that he said that he did not want to be Speaker. So I thought that was the end of it.

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para59r

What These Truths says. It involves the House being taken over by Republicans and then the Republican members choosing him as Speaker. From there people have differing concepts about how that would work. Day by day or called in for special actions. I doubt Trump will go for it. It would have to depend on the margin of victory. If they take the house and have two thirds of the Senate this would be doable. other than that just so much talk. The president does not need to mingle with swamp. Also looks a bit vindictive and that’s not our President’s style.

ForGodandCountry

The idea was discussed at length here as far back as early Feb.

para59r

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/landonmion/2021/07/10/olympic-gold-medal-favorite-refuses-covid19-vaccination-ahead-of-tokyo-games-n2592332

For this guy he’s just trying to stay on top of his game so no foreign substances. Okay, but found this interesting.  “As an athlete on the elite level, everything we do is very calculated. For me in the training cycle, especially leading up to trials, I didn’t want to risk any days out, because we do know that there are periods where, getting the vaccine, you have to deal with some days off.”

What kind of vaccine are they taking where it’s normal to think that you have to deal with some days off?

cthulhu

Well, in Russia they suggest no sauna, no smoking, no vodka, and no sex for three days after a vax shot — and if that messes up your normal training regimen….

[ https://www.thesun.ie/news/7267171/covid-vaccinated-russians-sex-ban-3-days-health-official/ ]

para59r

Biden should try this  😏 

kalbokalbs

Melania likely had a few cheers from fans. 🙂