Thursday, March 5, 2015

Crazy Browser

I use this browser for testing VOS at home. It is 710K, HTML5 compatible and displays all pages flawlesssly. Very fast. Loads nearly instantly.

You might consider it as a replacement for those colossal bloatware browsers, especially on small footprint systems like Windows Lite installations. I run it on my tiny Windows NT workstation setup (16 MB) on my PC-104 platform for VOS. No spyware, no overhead, the pages pop up really quickly.

C-Squares For Extremely Fast, Condensed GIS Data

See here - innovation from Australia.

At the moment the primary purpose of saving location coordinates in VOS is to record shortwave contacts and radio signals on a central SVG (Raphael display) map where you can view overall statistics to see where the largest number of survivors are still transmitting. You will also be able to attach data received from radio transmissions to illustrate what cities got hit the hardest, highest background radiation, etc. and other arbitrary notes. This could be invaluable in building a profile of what areas are safest or in recovery and what is to be avoided at all costs. Even if you never go there, it is information that can be passed along to other hams to help them understand what has happened in their own countries.

Stored in this format you can keep and search large sets of GIS data with little overhead for complexity. Microsoft SQL Server has a special datatype for this reason to support GIS data and optimize SQL queries but with the C-Squares format it is trivial and has none of these requirements.

A candidate for inclusion in the first version of VAULT-OS.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What Is Your System Connected To In An EMP Burst?

This is a good guide to understanding what sort of long range cabling your home may be integrated into during an EMP burst from any source.

Yes, most of these are optical. Did you know that they all have dense copper shields around their core? This amounts to being a planetwide web for electromagnetic fields which terminates at national grids. You can see what all the worry is about for nukes used tactically in this fashion. You may have heard anecdotal stories about atomic tests in the Pacific blowing out street lights in Hawaii. They did it by inducing a current in these undersea lines connected to the power grid in Honolulu.

When people ask if "VOS" (Vault Operating System) will be safe during an EMP burst, the answer is "no" ... if it is connected to this grid.

An internal intranet is an entirely different matter in your shelter. Induced currents in the short runs used in such a system are scarcely a threat with proper standard baffles used against normal electromagnetic fields.

Kwanstainia Is Not The Winnarz Of Scienmajistics

Vault-Co has been telling you one story for a decade.

Everybody else has been telling you another story. Flynn Effect, blah blah blah.

Which story turned out to be true?

A good reason not to teach Kwanstainians basic math - or critical thinking.

The President who promised to bring us out of Afghanistan and admitted he isn't sure what the mission is there has committed more troops and taken more casualties than the prior administration ten years after this fiasco began.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Neocons Pushing World War Three

Paul Craig Roberts explains why the neocons are shoving the U.S. towards World War to conceal the evidence of their misdeeds. Con men set fire to the office to burn the records that show they were embezzlers.

A former CIA asset in the mainstream media clears his conscience and agrees with Roberts that it is all in the interests of promoting a third World War.

A reader provided a link to the new Autocrat being deployed in Russia. Alongside the new tech that dropped an AEGIS destroyer dead in the water, the odds are in favor of Russia in any conflict that Amerikwa is dumb enough to start. As predicted here on Vault-Co 15 years ago, they will get their asses waxed.

Tenth Generation Perverts

The Ottomans were exactly like the late-era rulers of all declining civilizations.

They were a bunch of vile Jimmy-Savile-style degenerates who neglected the traditional family, child-rearing, duty, honor and the martial and masculine virtues. Their end was the same as all the others.

History is a play you can see different parts of over and over again, depending on the timing of your birth. Part of me is grateful to have been born a month before they shot John F. Kennedy. It is the best vista from which to parvue the death of the Western world. During my life I have gotten to see all the classic plot points and watch the same lines of dialogue that are part of the classic play. If there were no change of actors it would be unbearable. (Nietszche)

Miserable Tyrant Scum

Don't impugn their character

What a dark day that critter crawled out onto the surface of this planet. She is just another mini-emperor in waiting from her failed generation.

Everything about them is just so wrong. I am not speaking in the abstract. I mean biologically. You just know that there is something really damaged there.

Anon. Conservative On The Coming Rabbit Rout

Excellent breakdown of the factions that will emerge from the coming economic collapse.

One of these teams you don't want to be on. It was the team easiest to join when times were better.

When things aren't so good, people begin to sober up and realize just what they have done to themselves.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Vaccinators

Expose of the recent agitprop campaign by Jennifer Hibben White. All orchestrated by mass media and promoted with millions of dollars behind it. "A mother's concern."

Remember, the reason these people have so much money and it has corrupted them so utterly is the success of selling their death injections to begin with.

This planet won't be a sane place until we have a Nuremberg for vaccine manufacturers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

IE6 - The Thin Client Choice Since 1998

Kwanstainia Needs Regime Change

They're lunatics, says Paul Craig Roberts.

Reagan was an amazing man who initially gave the impression he himself was a raging warhawk, which succeeded in bringing Russia back to the bargaining table and restarted diplomacy between the two countries after Jimmy Carter had lost everyone's respect.

All that is history now. This brave new world we live in now was fashioned by morons who do not realize they are stock characters from Oswald Spengler in a nation that is about to Kevorkian itself. Pray it does not take everyone else with it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

QNX4 OS 1 Meg Floppy

This page has the original demo disk for QNX4 all-in-one operating system.

I have the complete Eclipse-based development environment, library and tools for QNX4 when it was open source on a CD-ROM. Definitely a target for Vault-OS using its POSIX-compliant libraries for ANSI C compilation.

It is possibly the most impressive OS for its size out there. If you look at the full featured browser that comes with it you will be stunned they fit all that onto one floppy. Even tiny versions of Linux don't have that toolset. Windows CE fits into a similar size but it is pure crap compared to this watertight, reliable distributed true multitasking system.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shortly Before the Grand Minimum

Somebody preserve these images for posterity.

UPDATE : Ice Age Now!!!

It is all fun and games until the real snow starts to fall. You don't open the door to see it blocked by snow at that point, the roof collapses while you are sleeping.

There are numerous transitional points in climate history preserved in ice cores where up to seventy stories (!) of snow fell in a single night on certain points in the Northern hemisphere.

It happens radically in colossal bursts at the end of the Holocenes. Years before it occurs there would be strange omens like this "spring" in Kwanstainia.

Snow tunnels should be a viable strategy ... until next year when they'll be digging tunnels for oxygen, not bike path access.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Why DR-DOS-32 Is A Great Idea

Imagine being ten years into the apocalypse and discovering your computers are infected by the NSA

Don't kid yourself. Their stuff runs on every machine out there according to Edward Snowden and both Apple and Microsoft have fully cooperated in seeing to their unrestrained access.

Will never happen with a version of DOS running your server and your clients running simple browsers. Don't hook up to the internet and your intranet will stay absolutely pure forever.

My book on Vault-OS will tell you a dozen tricks you can use to make your simple DOS network run ten times faster than anything you have ever seen. Once you get rid of all that spook overhead you would be amazed at just how fast TCP-IP is.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

HP 9000 Superdomes Falling From Sky

I started work at a new site today.

Looked over in the corner. Now know the entire HP 9000 Superdome series by heart. Recognized a top-of-the-line model gathering dust. Could glance at the back and see it was fully stocked with all accessory boards and several processors. Looked like one hardcore machine.

Had to mention it.

"You want that, mate? It is fully kitted out, we don't know what to do with it. We replaced it with an even newer version now as our server. It is stacked, so fast you wouldn't believe it. We were going to yank the drives out and toss it."

I don't know what I did to deserve all these blessings but I am grateful.

Another one?!? This Neanderthal idiot leads a charmed life!
You think you're better than me?!? Do you think you're better than me?!?

Ember VS Angular

Got a call yesterday from a client who let me go too early. I didn't object even though I knew they would need me longer than 6 months. They saw it was all running, figured they could save money on my hourly by cutting me and replacing me with some poor guy who could barely spell his own name who fell out of a sea container at the docks last week.

"Our new start is having trouble understanding all these CSS namespaces. How are you supposed to intuitively figure out what 'data-ds-nsmagnode' means without documentation?" they asked over the phone.

"I told you guys this when you were discussing architecture. Everybody talked over top of me at the meeting like I wasn't there and shut me down like I had nothing to say on this subject. I wasn't angry about it, I just stopped participating. I warned you that handlebars in Ember are a million times easier to comprehend looking at the code from a cold start knowing nothing about it. Those Angular advocates at your company basically said that I was not qualified to decide on what implementation library was to be used and didn't even listen to me," I told him back. I felt I should be charging this guy just for providing free consultation.

"But you said you could use anything we decided on," he replied.

"I did say that and then I implemented the app using Angular. I'm not an advocate or technology booster, I am a consultant. I bill by the hour and the customer is free to ignore my advice. So far only one company has taken it and they have never called me back, probably because their application has run flawlessly ever since," I offered.

"Well we have a lot of things we need to do with this and now we are finding it is really difficult to decipher the application for maintenance," he said back to me. "Are you available for another 3 months to come back and maintain your work?" he said this petulantly, like I had let him down somewhere by leaving when my contract ran out and wasn't renewed. Yet only a few weeks earlier I had walked out of the company without anyone so much as bothering to wave goodbye to me. My use to them was at an end, so they thought. I believed some people had distinctly sneered at me when I was leaving. Serves me right for thinking I deserved that kind of hourly rate.

"I'm busy at another site indefinitely," I told him,"but trust me when I say your nightmare has only just begun. Wait until your new start understands enough of the code to figure out how difficult it is to build unit tests for that don't break the instant the code is modified in any way. Angular is the most popular library out there but the truth be told it just isn't very well designed. Nobody listens to me anyway so don't feel personally bad about it. You ignored me the same way everybody else does."

I am more certain than ever that I want VOS to use Ember.js for its primary page delivery mechanism. I had been meaning to start this weekend but didn't get further than tearing out the PHP library embedded code and verifying the built-in CGI still worked.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Welcome To The Real World

Vault-Co began to say this in 2004. Robert Felix has been preaching it since the late 90's.

So ordinary people have a learning curve measured in decades. It takes them ten years to consider one idea from Felix's eschatology and decide it is permissible to contemplate.

Still missing : the other 98% of important inferences in Robert Felix's books.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Post-Nuclear HKs

Imagine a couple thousand of these powered by atomic batteries.

Parachuted into a grid quadrant and told to clear out anything with a heat signature bigger than 50 pounds. Radio back when the job is done. Uses swarm collective AI to work together as a social group. One pack flushes you out, the other pack waits for you to run or retreat towards them.

Never tires. Never stops. Continues until either destroyed or disabled.

Where this is leading is to a pretty bad place. For once I agree on something with Elon Musk.

Now imagine the kinds of people attracted to politics in all nations have control over a hundred million of these.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ditching PHP. Check This Out.

I tried some of these samples and they seemed to run pretty well on my $1.00 Compaq Presario T20 Thin Client using the default IE6 browser that was installed on it ten years ago.

I program in Angular regularly but Angular doesn't support much older browsers. Ember not only supports them it runs SPA (Single Page Applications in Javascript) on Internet Explorer 6 fully integrated with JQuery and JQuery-UI 1.8 which is also compatible with browsers going back to IE5.5+ and up with a small patch snippet. Since I got Raphael and Maphael (graphical mapping with animation) running long ago with JQuery on IE6 this all seems like a pretty killer combination. I started to think about a SPA application in Ember with JQuery/UI, Raphael, Maphael, my custom SCADA controls in Raphael and even my SVG importer for shapes to Raphael all hardcoded into my executable and it was pretty thrilling stuff thinking of it running on multiple thin clients in a Vault using IE6 only.

Every weekend I have been plinking away at the PH7 embedded PHP implementation for Vault-OS without much enthusiasm. I knew I should have gotten really excited about it but somehow the thought of coding everything up in PHP didn't grab me. I just had this nagging feeling there was a better way out there just waiting for me to discover it.

I've programmed and gone live with a half dozen SPA apps so far on contracts I have had, 5 of them in Angular and 1 in Ember. Without question, Ember was way more productive. No doubt about it. A few lines in Ember and you have what appears to be a full application. The Ember app was semi-realtime and it ran like a dream. Add some generic CRUD (Create-Replace-Update-Delete) routines for AJAX calls (I hardcoded these years ago in raw ANSI C for built-in SQLite) and you can create full editing systems with a couple of lines. There is so much sample code in Ember I could throw in features like Vault Mail at each terminal and Vault live chat with very little effort.

I know I refactor often.

But consider this.

If I have a Batcave-In-A-Box running SPA applications on 20 year old browsers for $1.00 thin clients running almost all major realtime protocols that fits on a floppy disk and runs under everything from Linux to DR-DOS 32 bit, you know I will have basically achieved something legendary. Imagine that entire batcave computer on a floppy running on DR-DOS and Bruce Wayne dropped like a billion for his. Now imagine this as open source given away for free to survivalists worldwide.

Batman would have a nervous breakdown and probably need to go on anxiety medication.

That Neanderthal is an asshole! I'm being targeted because I'm a celebrity!
 I'm telling you, the guy is trying to break me down mentally!
I don't know how much longer I can take this!