I’m really happy to have solved the potato storage problem❣

I love potatoes, they are particularly good with fish and my special love (apart from my wife) marinated herring, where the ridiculously good garlic herring is my absolute favorite (the only problem with that is that they only sell it in ridiculously small jars, but I will soon try to make my own, which will correlate well with my planned roasted garlic aioli experiments).

When I was a kid, my parents had a “root cellar” under the house, where they stored many things. They used to buy potatoes in 50 Kg sacks, and there was never a problem with growth during storage.

Since then I have had a problem to store potatoes as I’ve never had access to a root cellar after that. Thus, only been able to buy very small quantities of potatoes, so they won’t start growing when stored.

However, a friend said that you just need to dig a sufficient deep hole in the ground, and then I remembered about the calculations our physics teacher at the university had made on root cellars. When they are sufficiently deep, there will become a phase lag of the heat conduction between the summer heating and the winter cooling that evens out depending of the deep and the slow heat conduction, so the cellar will keep an almost constant temperature around the year. However, I couldn’t find such a brief and elegant solution which our physics teacher provided, but I found , this paper: “Exponential sinusoidal model for predicting temperature inside underground wine cellars from a Spanish region“, which deals with mathematical modelling to predict the year around temperature in a wine cellar.  For those who are more interested in a practical approach, I found this: “Root Cellars 101 – Root Cellar Design, Use and Mistakes to Avoid“.

Anyway, even if I have the ability to make the calculations needed  it also needs some effort to build such a cellar, and as I’m into technology and a geek, as well as a researcher and have a plethora of other high priority projects, I tried to find what the actual optimal conditions for storing potatoes are. I finally found the very simple criterions:

1. temperature between 4℃-8℃.
2. dark place.
3. moisture climate.

OK, as we actually have a fridge earlier used for commercial sale, which has several levels, I purchased a combined hygrometer/thermometer which I placed at different levels of the fridge.
I concluded that the upper level is excellent for storing things like Crémant and Champagne, and also concluded that the moisture range for the bottom level made the meter to overflow (outside measurable range), but the second level was just perfect for potatoes❣
OK, when I just took this picture it was as high as 7.6℃ but this is rare, it is usually between 4-6℃, here with a moisture level of 71%, but often at like 84%.

Best potato wishes!
Roland Orre

Where is our conscious mind computed?

One fundamental issue is whether our minds are computed by the recurrent neural network engine constituting our brains, or elsewhere.
My view: It depends upon whether the fundamental consciousness has ever solved the problem of consciousness.
Otherwise our bodies may just be VR interfaces to a gigantic mind, having (likely self induced) severe dissociative identity disorder.
As I’ve been teaching in networking, I find this illustration of WAN/LAN to be a potentially good metaphor, but in the reverse.

An illustration of the LAN-Firewall/NAT-WAN concept.

In the LAN/WAN case, the WAN can not see into the LAN, due to the firewall, but the LAN can see everything on the WAN.

I imagine that for the fundamentally conscious mind, it could be the opposite, that is, the WAN (the fundamental consciousness) can see into every LAN (personal mind), but the personal mind, can not read the mind of the WAN.

Best wishes
Roland Orre

Richard M. Stallman, made the golden rule, mutual love, into law

The golden rule:

  • Treat and respect others as yourself❣

Is the one principle which has been discussed and encouraged since thousands of years and lately also proven by computer simulations over and over, to be the key to a collaborative peaceful progressive society. However, this simple rule, only works for honest actors, as when also dishonest actors are present, it encourages corruption and standstill. Ideally we wouldn’t have any dishonest actors, but as long as we have them, there is a simple solution.

Richard M. Stallman (RMS), magna cum laude in physics from Harvard, later programmer at MIT AI Lab. In 1989, patched the golden rule, to assure by law, mutuality also for dishonest actors, after he instigated the Free Software movement and founded Free Software Foundation 1985 and created the most powerful patch of a computational system ever made, that is the General Public License.

The General Public License is mutual love, that is, one being can not limit or restrict another beings’ freedom, one being has to treat another being in a similar way as themselves. The General Public License protects freedom for software, documents and designs and protects the following freedoms for software:

  • Freedom 0: The freedom to run the program for any purpose.
  • Freedom 1: The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
  • Freedom 2: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
  • Freedom 3: The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits.

For a thinking honest being who understands the simple concept of mutual aid and mutual freedom, these rules should not be necessary, as anyone would understand them. Unfortunately society is still full of dishonest actors that can steal your freedom, enslave you and make you dependent upon them.
These freedoms give rise to an evolution, striving towards perfection and abundance, but unfortunately society is mostly put at a standstill, not much has happened since the 70-ies apart from segregation having accelerated.
In Sweden I remember that we once were promised that machines would do all the boring work so we humans could do the fun, self developing and challenging part, but in today’s standstill it’s even a big risk to be over qualified, which implies you do a bad job as you are bored.   There is no reason to ever be over qualified.  Here is one of many articles about people being bored at their work, in this case google employees who complain they are over qualified.

Over qualification is one of many symptoms of artificial scarcity, where artificial scarcity can be seen as a syndrome composed of at least:
patents, copyright, Non-Free proprietary software, Non-Free proprietary technology, Non-Free secret protocols, trade secrets, Non-Free proprietary knowledge, Non-Free proprietary information and similar types of totally artificial constraints.

Mutual freedom and fairness is an important key to progress as mutual freedom is a fundamental requirement for evolutionary development. The CopyLeft rule implemented by the General Public License gives rise to such an evolutionary process within software.
This article describes the development of operating systems for the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world during 20 years. The article is from July 2013, it was 95.2% GNU/Linux then.
Edit: new check says that from Nov 2017, there is 100% Linux 500/500.

As you can see the convergence follows a logistic function which is a typical convergence rate for an evolutionary algorithm.

However, regarding personal computing we still have a lot of involuntary ballast due do taxation from Microsoft and other proprietary software vendors, even though Mark Shuttleworth recently marked bug #1 in Ubuntu “Microsoft has too large market shares” as fixed. The reason for success was to a large extent due to the explosive development of smartphone OS where many different versions of Linux are dominating but Microsoft still has a tremendous grip on laptops and tablets. In many countries, like Sweden, freedom is not respected, it is almost impossible to buy a laptop or a tablet without a Microsoft system, which adds around 800SEK (around 100USD) to the price, irrespectively whether you will ever use the evil Windows system or not. There is also quite a lot of corruption hidden, as e.g. here in Sweden, each taxpayer pays around 300$ in average/year in unnecessary license fees for proprietary (evil locked in and enslaving) software in governmental use. Unnecessary as there exists free open source alternatives that both respect your freedom as well as encourage collaboration and local development.

The golden rule:

  • Treat and respect others as yourself❣

is based upon one essential condition though, that is, you need to love, respect and care for yourself, therefore my improved version is:

  • Treat and respect others at least as good as yourself❣

richard-stallman_1PS. now some may see a contradiction here, as I included copyright in artificial scarcity, as CopyLeft is built upon copyright, but there is no contradiction. Over time when the positive effects of the CopyLeft principle has abolished artificial scarcity, then there is no longer a need for copyright either.
Today people have become blinded, and often see nothing strange with proprietary designs and knowledge, but in the future, I foresee that you will be treated as a criminal and a charlatan if you would try to sell a proprietary design, they will consider you as crazy.

 

Peace On Earth❣

We have passed the Apocalypse..❣
What is now waiting for all is a future in Peace❣

  • No nationalistic wars❣
  • No software wars❣
  • No religious wars❣
  • No patent wars❣

We will soon open up our portal, at your service, for a sane and healthy development of mankind in peace and harmony.

  • A world without borders❣
  • A world without limits❣
  • A world full of Love

These reindeers are our Wish-IT® Mascot❣

Wish-IT® soon at your service❣

There is one tune which is my all time favorite, Imagine by John Lennon
Then, for anyone who hasn’t seen this fantastic speech Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in The Great Dictator, then it’s high time. I consider it to be the best speech ever made❣

Best holiday Greetings♡♡♡
Roland Orre

Is This New World an Utopia?

No, by definition utopia is not something you can reach.

This was the reason why I got the proposal to use nonutopia
when definining the domains nonutopia.org , nonutopia.net and nonutopia.com in 2002.

That is, the Utiopia we are aiming for is a Non Utopia, as we will be able to reach it❣

The only usage so far for these domains have been a few statements given about the future in 2004, and our patent on open innovation, which will be one of the keys to the propespering future.

Another usage has been to make a backup of President Obama’s promises, just after the election 2008, not yet fulfilled… which are on nonutopia.net, and it will stay so as we won’t use .net domains either apart from net administrations, like name servers.

We will use the domain wish-it.com to start with as in our mascot, as well as wish-it.org as generic domains but later we also promote local local top level domains due to specific local needs, e.g. wish-it.se, wish-it.us, wish-it.eu, wish-it.asia, etc. Over time we aim for top level domain free adressing as well as a more robust routing protocol than is currently implemented in the TCP/IP protocol.

Best wishes  ♡♡♡

Roland Orre

Post-Apocalyptic Thoughts❣

So, you are still asleep… ;)

The Apocalypse obviously did not happen in the way many may have expected, many will claim that it didn’t happen at all, but… if you really start looking around, if you look upon the world with new eyes, maybe you will notice that something has happened, something wonderful, something that will soon make this world a better place.

There are two kinds of people; those who see the negative trends in the society, how its all become worse and worse and how it will all come to an end; then those who doesn’t see the negative trends but the positive trends and see how great things will become; then its me, and those thinking and observing in a similar way as I do. For my own I see the negative trends, but I see them as necessary to give strength to the positive trends, to make the crisis stand out more, to increase awareness, to encourage people to start acting. I see it all as an evolutionary process, where the good always win.

(yes I got an 85% score as optimist in a test a few years ago… :-)

Best wishes about a wonderful future♡♡♡
Roland

The end❢ of the dot.com world?

(finally we all wake up❣ …)

It is clear that businesses which currently take place at many places over the world are not always for the best of the humanity and its development. The so called “profit thinking” which is short sighted and non productive, as its main goal is to make “profit” is a type of business which need to disappear or change its focus.

We need to promote the good forces in the society, we need to encouragre those who create and produce due to passion and love, those who care about what they produce and who care about the consumers. We need to encourage those who use ecological/biological producation simply because this is a more robust and well tested technology. For my own I do not oppose e.g. GMO in principle, but GMO is most often associated with harmful, monopolising, lock-in business models, where huge companies (like Monsanto) are trying to monopolise the market with patents and other types of lock ins. For a healthy development we need to promote what we know is healthy, and organic production clearly is.

 

UFO Disclosure❣

I haven’t seen anything yet that I’m sure about being an “UFO”, well I have seen UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) but I can not tell that they were what people often mean by UFO that is merely ETFO (Extra Terrestrial Flying Object). Those UFOs I have seen, which I have suceeded to take some photos of, but of quite low quality, hardly interesting for anyone can certainly be explained in other ways.

In one case I noticed that a few objects, looking like planets were moving versus the background stars. However, in the photos I took, I see that it was actually the opposite, these objects I had seen wasn’t moving at all, it was all the stars in the background which were moving, that is, these objects were stationary, and compensated for the turn of the Earth. Now, someone may claim those are just geostationary satelites, but geostationary satellites (like all GPS satellites) actually move as well, apart from one specific kind placed exactly over the equator.

However, having read about and listened to many people who have seen or experienced things related to seemingly extra terrestrial activity, it would be wonderful to see all such reports to be jointly analyzed for common denominators. Often UFO reports are handled the completely opposite way… that is, people try with all kinds of means to explain observed phenomenon with “natural” explanations. This is not a very scientific way to deal with such data…

Take a specific observation, it may have a 30% chance being a natural phenomenon. Does this mean that is is a natural phenomenon? No! It means that it has a 30% chance of being a natural phenomenon and a 70% chance of being a supernatural phenomenon.

This is a mistake I see over and over, everywhere. It’s only by meta analysis (using e.g. different data mining techniques) it is possible to a make a better judgement of the observation, otherwise it becomes non productive pseudo science.