The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

April 5, 2005


The Derailing of Metaphysics

The perfect wave of zero hertz is a constant current.
The perfect wave of infinite hertz tends towards white noise.
As the hertz increases, the sampling rate falls behind; think of
sin(tan(x)) for example near 90 deg. As the rate falls behind, a
symmetric pattern emerges around 90 deg.
The symmetric pattern is based on the points of intersection of the
For sine or cosine waves, if the sampled wave is at any higher frequency
than the sampling wave, patterns emerge. If the sampled wave is at any
lower frequency than the sampler wave, patterns emerge.
If the sampled wave is irregular and the sampling wave is a greatly lower
frequency, the resulting mapping is useless.
If the sampled wave is irregular and the sampling wave is infinite, the
resulting mapping is identical to the sampled wave.
No wave is a perfect wave.
The lower the hertz of course the greater the resonator.
Human consciousness is the wolf-note of the universe.
If the perfect wave of zero hertz intersects human consciousness,
the result is the irregularity of every-day life.
If the perfect wave of infinite hertz intersects human consciousness,
the result is the reproduction of human consciousness bereft of everyday
life.
Bereft human consciousness is unintended, enlightened, a perfect wave of
zero hertz.
The irregularity of every-day life is intended, unenlightened, a perfect
wave of infinite hertz.
Any wave beyond the pure waves of zero or infinite hertz are impure.
Impure waves dirty the distinction between consciousness and every-day
life.
Impure waves dirty the distinction between yin and yang.
Only blurred distinctions are generative.
>From generative distinctions, creativity.
>From creative, perfect waves of zero and infinite hertz.
This is the regenerative principle of the noumen.
The regenerative principle co-exists with the continuous unfolding of
time.
At the end of time, all waves are perfect waves of zero hertz.
At the beginning of time, all waves are perfect waves of infinite hertz.
We are living in the mid-time of dirtiness, impurity.
We dream the pure and the impure.
All dreamings are irregular and impure.
All dreamings are the railings of metaphysics.

Friendless in SpamGirlTown.

 	Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all
other goods. Is this sentence a SpamGirlTown sentence or is it a
SpamGirlTown interval sentence or is this clause a SpamGirlTown clause or
not a SpamGirlTown clause. Well I never did! Some of these statements are
from SpamGirlTown. New girls job in our sight. Perhaps this statement is
from SpamGirlTown.
 	There used to be a real me, but I had it surgically removed.
Sometimes I say to myself, yes, this is a SpamGirlTown statement, and you
can easily guess which one, but then perhaps you can't.
  We keep the concept site of beauty and respect drive for our LOLLIES
bodies. What does it matter if this were SpamGirlTown or not, and no, it's
not just the second or the third statement after the first but perhaps the
sentences that talk about the SpamGirlTown sentences.
 	Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. On one level this is
perhaps a SpamGirlTown sentence but on a meta level this is clearly an
about statement about SpamGirlTown because there are no girls in this
sentence. This is not done by jostling in the street. Amazingly there are
luscious breasts in this sentence even though it's not a SpamGirlTown
sentence but it always makes you wonder. It's not a question of happiness,
it's a requirement. For a meta-SpamGirlTown sentence to have a requirement
it must have a SpamGirlTown-sentence subject. Consider the alternative. I
am even though this is not SpamGirlTown and never was.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 11:36:36 +0200
From: Kristofer Paetau <kristoferpaetau@WEB.DE>
To: ARTINFO-L@LISTSERV.DFN.DE
Subject: RAFANI - Czech artist-group that kicks ass!

RAFANI is an artist-group operating mainly within the context of Czech Republic. It was founded in Prague in 2000 as an open, democratic and collective structure for artistic action within the society. Members come and go within the years, but a strong spirit of collective artistic responsibility in relationship to the society remains present. Check out this selection of 5 great projects:


A web documentation to view at:

http://www.paetau.com/downloads/Friends/Rafani.html


A PDF documentation (1,5 MB) to download at:

http://www.paetau.com/downloads/Friends/Rafani.pdf



Best wishes, Kristofer Paetau



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Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2005 16:46:18 -0700
From: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory <info@jpl.nasa.gov>
To: "sondheim@panix.com" <sondheim@panix.com>
Subject: Durable Mars Rovers Sent Into Third Overtime Period

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News Release: 2005-055             April 5, 2005

Durable Mars Rovers Sent Into Third Overtime Period

NASA has approved up to 18 more months of operations for Spirit
and Opportunity, the twin Mars rovers that have already
surprised engineers and scientists by continuing active
exploration for more than 14 months.

"The rovers have proven their value with major discoveries
about ancient watery environments on Mars that might have
harbored life," said Dr. Ghassem Asrar, deputy associate
administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. "We are
extending their mission through September 2006 to take
advantage of having such capable resources still healthy and in
an excellent position to continue their adventures."

The rovers have already completed 11 months of extensions on
top of their successful three-month prime missions. "We now
have to make long-term plans for the vehicles because they may
be around for quite a while," said Jim Erickson, rover project
manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Erickson cautioned though, "Either mission could end tomorrow
with a random part failure. With the rovers already performing
well beyond their original design lifetimes, having a part wear
out and disable a rover is a distinct possibility at any time.
But right now, both rovers are in amazingly good shape. We're
going to work them hard to get as much benefit from them as we
can, for as long as they are capable of producing worthwhile
science results."

"Spirit and Opportunity are approaching targets that a year ago
seemed well out of reach," said Doug McCuistion, director of
NASA's Mars Exploration Program. "Their successes strengthen
NASA's commitment to a vision with the ambitious targets of
returning samples from Mars and sending human explorers to
Mars."

Opportunity is within a few football fields' length of a region
called "Etched Terrain," where scientists hope to find rocks
exposed by gentle wind erosion rather than by disruptive
cratering impacts, and rocks from a different time in Mars'
history than any examined so far. "This is a journey into the
unknown, to something completely new," said Dr. Steve Squyres
of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., principal investigator for
the rovers' science instruments.

To reach the Etched Terrain, rover planners have been pushing
the rover fast. Opportunity has overtaken Spirit in total
distance driven. It has rolled more than 4.9 kilometers (3
miles) -- eight times the original goal. On March 20,
Opportunity also set a new martian record of 220 meters (722
feet) in a single day's drive. Drive-distance estimates can
vary by a few percent. The long drives take advantage of
crossing a plain so smooth it's "like an East Coast beach,"
said JPL's Jeff Favretto, mission manager on the Opportunity
shift in recent weeks. Also, Opportunity's solar panels, though
now dustier than Spirit's, still generate enough power to allow
driving for more than three hours on some days.

Spirit is in much rougher terrain than Opportunity, climbing a
rocky slope toward the top of "Husband Hill." However, with a
boost in power from wind cleaning its solar panels on March 9
and with its formerly balky right-front wheel now working
normally, Spirit made some longer one-day drives last week than
it had for months. "We've doubled our power," said JPL's Emily
Eelkema, mission manager. "It has given us extra hours of
operations every day, so we can drive longer and we've used
more time for observations."

The jump in power output has taken some urgency out of Spirit's
southward climb. With Mars now beginning southern-hemisphere
spring, the Sun is farther south in the sky each day. If not
for panel-cleaning, Spirit might be facing the prospect of
becoming critically short of power if still on the north-facing
slope by early June.

"We still want to get to the summit of Husband Hill and then
head down into the 'Inner Basin' on the other side," Squyres
said. "But now we have more flexibility in how we carry out the
plan. Before, it was climb or die." Cresting the hill is now
not as crucial for solar energy, but it still offers allures of
potential exposures of rock layers not yet examined, plus a
vista of surrounding terrain. In orbital images, the Inner
Basin farther south appears to have terracing that hints of
layered rock.

Both rovers do have some signs of wear and exposure. Spirit's
rock abrasion tool shows indications that its grinding teeth
might be worn away after exposing the interiors of five times
more rock targets than its design goal of three rocks.
Researchers probably won't know the extent of wear until
Spirit's next rock-grinding attempt, which may be weeks away.
Also, troubleshooting continues for determining whether
Opportunity's miniature thermal emission spectrometer is still
usable despite tests indicating a problem last month. All other
instruments on both rovers are still working normally.

JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in
Pasadena, has managed NASA's Mars Exploration Rover project
since it began in 2000. Images and additional information about
the rovers and their discoveries are available on the Internet
at
http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/mer_main.html
and http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov .

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