Van Smith

I am best known as a writer and analyst on computer technology topics. One of my articles was widely credited with causing Rambus stock to plunge $150 per share in a single day. In that article, I showed that the performance claims the company made did not hold up under testing. That article and a few others were used in the FTC case against that company which eventually led to conviction. I have covered computer benchmarks for many years. Computer benchmarks are typically software programs that are used to measure how fast computer systems are. I am probably one of the world’s foremost authorities on consumer and business level computer benchmarks. I have influenced or directly contributed to many of the most widely used computer industry benchmarks. For instance, I wrote the cryptography benchmarks in SiSoftware Sandra. Information I uncovered on Intel’s influence over industry benchmarks is now being investigated in FTC's current case against Intel. I was the only analyst in the computing industry to identify the shortcomings of Intel’s NetBurst architecture used in the now defunct Pentium 4 line of microprocessors. The flaws I identified eventually caused Intel to lose market share to its rival AMD. These flaws eventually led to Intel’s abandonment of NetBurst many years ahead of initial expectations. I am less proud of the fact that I was instrumental in the demise of x86 microprocessor designer Transmeta. Representatives from one of Transmeta’s most important customers told me that they dropped Transmeta products after reading my articles on Transmeta CPUs. Additionally, I created the performance message that allowed VIA Technologies to become the world’s leading supplier of x86 thin client CPUs. VIA took this crown away from Transmeta. For about eight years I was head of benchmarking for Centaur Technology, one of three remaining x86 microprocessor designers. I recently resigned from Centaur to form my own company, Cossatot Analytics Laboratories – Cana Labs for short. My company provides validation, performance testing, energy consumption characterization and software development services. We also write software tools for benchmarking and validation testing.

Mar 212014
 

I continue to receive requests for OpenSourceMark source code. You can download the source code here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_M9uysbCa–dEJoM01kZmgwNlk&usp=sharing

I have also made public a sophisticated benchmark harness that my company developed that can be used to create application level benchmarks like SysMark. You can access the source code here: https://github.com/van-smith/OPBM

I am also making public the miniBench source code: https://github.com/van-smith/miniBench

OpenSourceMark and miniBench have both been very effective at providing CPU performance insights for new product development, validation, flag mining and product positioning.

Mar 062014
 

The Georgia Guidestones have been a source of debate for decades. Our research links the controversial granite monument with the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, confirming the suspicions of some that the Stonehenge-like structure declares the planning of a global government and the culling of the world’s human population to a mere 500,000,000.

While the monument has provoked heated arguments for many years, it was only with our recent articles that it has become widely known that a book was written by the architect of the Georgia Guidestones expounding upon the foreboding ten commandments etched into the eight faces of the edifice in eight different languages. This book, Common Sense Renewed, was delivered upon initial publication to every member of the United States Congress, but has become almost impossible to obtain after our disclosure of the existence of a small inventory of the tome in Elberton.

However, reader J. Leonkoro posted a comment today to our brief article Obtaining ‘Common Sense Renewed’ that contains a link to a scanned PDF of the book. That link is here:

https://mega.co.nz/#!CQg0CQ7a!UrAopa1nb3uFDsTfYApiDR5-crhRI_MNAnpQVIEL8jU

I have downloaded the PDF and it appears to be complete. The file also contains additional material relevant to understanding the book as well as photographs of the leather, hardbound copy used for the PDF file.

Interestingly, the book is hand enumerated as copy 96 of 100 and is signed “Robert Christian.” Handwriting experts might find it fruitful to compare the signature with Ted Turner’s.

More information about the sinister Georgia Guidestones can be found here, here and here.

Nov 162013
 

Internet shopping giant Amazon is currently selling the Seiki Digital 39-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV for only $519.99 with free two day shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member. Additionally, the item qualifies for 6-month interest free financing. If you can bump up your order to over $600 with qualifying items (which seems to be almost anything from Amazon) then you can apply for 12-month interest free financing.

As a coder, the 3840 x 2160 resolution — “4k” because 3,840 is nearly 4,000 — offered by a 4K monitor can boost my productivity significantly since I can have many coding tool windows open and visible at one time without overlap. With smaller monitors, digging through open windows can take lots of time over the course of a day and each time I have to shuffle through windows is an opportunity to become distracted.

The 39-inch Seiki television monitor is limited to 30Hz refresh rates at 4k resolutions due to its HDMI 1.4 interface, but since it uses an LCD panel, flicker is reportedly not a problem. It’s low refresh rate will reduce its attractiveness to hardcore gamers. $520 for a 4k monitor right now is almost unbelievably inexpensive. While 39″ might seem large for a desktop monitor, keep in mind that a single 4k monitor has the same number of pixels as four 1080p monitors.

My Seiki monitor will arrive next week and I will report my experience with it soon afterwards.

Nov 142013
 

A pastebin post self-attributed to the secretive and nebulous activist group “Anonymous” claims that a 9/11-style false flag attack on the Los Angeles Citibank building may occur tomorrow, Friday, November 15, 2013.  The post is quoted in its entirety below:

Potential False Flag———————————-Anonymous Shocking Current Events

Greetings citizens of the world, we are Anonymous. We have received intel related to the possible destruction of one of downtown Los Angeles’s towers, being set up as a false flag event on Friday, November fifteenth two thousand and thirteen. Over the weekend, SWAT teams were conducting drills in downtown Los Angeles unlike any completed in the past. The Citi Bank building that is currently occupied by Freddie Mac just recently dropped all insurance policies except for the policy portion which contains special conditions, coverages related to terrorism, which is all risk of direct physical damage. The certificate holder for this policy is located at 444 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, California 90015, under Hines Vaf, a private insurance company which offers Loss Adjusters, Allstate Claims Adjuster, Integrated Insurance Services, Property Insurance Adjuster and General Auto Insurance. Similar to the destruction of the twin towers, changes were made to their insurance policies prior to the so called terrorist acts on nine eleven. Although we are not one hundred percent sure of these horrific activities being planned to transpire within the next few days, we did not want to take a chance and risk losing anymore innocent lives and have a repeat of nine eleven in New York. The buildings in question are the Citi bank building which is located adjacent to the US bank building on the corner of South Flower and West Fifth street. It is believed to be the target for a false flag event set for this Friday. We ask American citizens who work in this area of Los Angeles California to take extra precautions. It is advisable given the severity of this information, if you are employed and are working, or conducting personal matters in either the Citi bank or the US bank towers of los Angeles, that you stay away from these two structures on that day. This is a warning, and again, as a precautionary measure we alert you of this possible false flag event being set up in the city of Los Angeles. To the share holders of these policies, you have been warned. We do not forgive, we do not forget. Expect to be held accountable for your actions if you follow through with your sinister agenda. We will not tolerate your wicked greed in pursuit of more wealth and restructure. We are Anonymous. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

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Adding some level of weight to the Anonymous warning, the Georgia Guidestones, an occult monument that we have discussed in detail on this website and in radio and television interviews, may have tomorrow’s date encoded into it.

The metric measurements for the granite monument specified by the monument’s architect, a mysterious man who used the pseudonym “R.C. Christian,” were:

Capstone: 0.5m x 2m x 3m
Center “Gnomen” stone: 0.5m x 1m x 5m
Each of the four Guidestones: 0.5m x 2m x 5m

The corresponding proportions then become:

Capstone: 1 : 4 : 6
Each of the four Guidestones: 1 : 4 : 10
Center “Gnomen” stone: 1 : 2 : 10

Adding the proportions for each component:

Capstone: 1 : 4 : 6 = 11
Each of the four Guidestones: 1 : 4 : 10 = 15
Center “Gnomen” stone: 1 : 2 : 10 = 13

This leads to the date 11/15/13, which is tomorrow, the Friday indicated by Anonymous.

You can read more about the astounding and disturbing numerological links encoded in the Georgia Guidestones here, here and here.

Sep 112013
 

Author Jill Neimark has written an article for Discover magazine about the Georgia Guidestones, a controversial and mysterious granite monument located in a northeast Georgia pasture.  In her article, she provides quotes from me.  You can read her article here.

You can read more about my research here, here and here.

Mar 092013
 

On our way home from the airport last night at around 3AM, my wife and I spotted a strange animal scurrying away from the road in a very rural area of the Ouachita Mountains. It was about the size of a small house cat or a skunk, but it was broad — almost square from above — with the corners of the square providing locomotion at about the speed of a slow human stroll. The animal was no more than six inches high and had no obvious head or tail. It was covered in black or dark brown fur which appeared to be short and dense; there were no markings. In other words, it appeared to be a black, furry, walking square. My wife, Kathy, said that it reminded her of a monstrous, four-legged caterpillar.

Unfortunately, we were unable to photograph the creature. My wife told me that she saw an identical animal earlier last night, but about fifteen miles away. I was born and raised in Arkansas and I have lived most of my nearly fifty years here. I have a lot of experience with local animal life. If fact, a few months ago I had a flying squirrel scamper up my bare leg in our backyard late at night. However, I have never seen anything like the creature we observed last night.

Feb 052013
 

Most people occasionally read horoscopes for fun, but an astrology website is predicting a bad computer day for everyone tomorrow, February 6, 2013. Take a look at tomorrow’s fortunes for all twelve signs of the Zodiac from San Francisco-based Horoscope.com.

Aries: Computers and other equipment could go haywire today, limiting your abilities to work at maximum efficiency.

Taurus: Don’t try to sign up for a class over the phone or online today, Taurus, as it probably won’t work. This also isn’t a good day to travel – delays are likely whether you fly or drive. If you’ve been planning a trip, don’t finalize the arrangements now. Wait a few days, as computers and other equipment used in such arrangements are likely to malfunction, and you could end up frustrated.

Gemini: The planetary energies don’t favor computers or other forms of modern technology used in such transactions, so wait a day or two.

Cancer: More than one problem with modern equipment could rear its head today, Cancer. Computers could malfunction, crash, or be maddeningly slow. You might also have a hard time reaching people you need to talk to.

Leo: A trip of some kind might have to be postponed, as computers and other technology involved in your arrangements might be temporarily out of operation.

Virgo: You might be a bit edgy emotionally and more likely to overreact when other people quarrel or machines break down.

Libra: Machines are likely to pose a few problems today, Libra, particularly where work and money are concerned.

Scorpio: Obstacles may arise in the course of your chores when machines break down and interfere with your efficiency.

Sagittarius: The planetary energies today don’t favor the smooth functioning of computers or other machines.

Capricorn: Frustration with machines or friends could have tempers on edge, so try to avoid the temptation to get into arguments.

Aquarius: Problems in your community may result from malfunctioning machines. Be prepared, Aquarius. Have flashlights handy in case of a power outage, and walk instead of drive in case signals cause major traffic jams.

Pisces: Temporary upsets regarding money might result from a computer failure of some sort.

Nov 062012
 

I find myself suddenly in a dark pit, illuminated only by scattered fires and glowing lava pools.  I fumble with my phone, but there are no bars.  I start recording…

Me: Wow, it’s hot!  And what is that smell?

The fiery pit is large and barren of life.  Despite the overwhelming heat, the center of the pit appears to be frozen and covered in ice.

I search through the dense, noxious vapors when suddenly I am startled by an old, filthy, bent, solitary man in rags standing in a mist and staring upwards towards the center of the pit.

Old man: The odor is a mix of sulfur and decomposition.  And it’s always hot in Hell.

His descriptions seem melodramatic, but they certainly fit.  I slowly work my way towards the wretched figure.

Me: Who are you?

Old man: I am the great Greek philosopher, Plato.

Out of courtesy and pity, I attempt to conceal my skepticism.  I smile at the old man, but he continues to look away.

Me: If you are now in Hell, then I’m not sure you were such a great philosopher when you were alive.

Momentarily irritated by my comment, Plato continues in a practiced, haughty tone.

Plato: Transformed into icy granite, I am frozen for eternity with my gaze fixed upon my master.

I look around and see no one else in view.

Me: Who is your master and where is he?  I don’t see anyone else here but you and me.

Surprised by my questions, Plato indignantly responds with a booming, though trembling voice.

Plato: My master is none other than Lucifer himself!  Bow to his magnificent beauty as he towers before us with majesty and power in the center of this very pit.

I carefully follow the old man’s gaze towards the frozen center of the pit.  It is empty, save for a large pool of ice.

Me: Sir, you are mistaken.  There is no one else here in this Godforsaken place besides you and me.

Plato is unsurprised.

Plato: You lack discernment.

I won’t argue with him there, but I cannot help but begin to question his grasp on reality.

Me: You are also not made of stone.  Here, let me help you sit.

I step towards the miserable figure when he suddenly erupts, halting my progress.

Plato: No!  It is you who are wrong!  Do you even know what today is?

Me: It’s November 6, 2012, Election Day in my country.

Plato: By the numbers it is 11:6, a day for the occult invocation of the uncompleted Tower of Babel.  The old order was torn down on 9/11/01 — 9/11 is an inversion of 11:6 — the Tower was completed anew on 1/4/10 and the final chapter before the birth of the New Order starts today, 23 days after my master fell to Earth a second time.

Numbers.  The occult loves numbers like 2,717, the secret height of the Burj Khalifa, which I had derived directly from the proportions of the Georgia Guidestones months before the Burj’s true height was publicly known.  2,717, the first Greek number skipped in Strong’s Numbers for the New Testament, a number that some say foreshadows the Antichrist, a number that corresponds to “make waste” or “to be made desolate” in the Strong’s Hebrew Concordance. 

One of the most diabolical examples of Georgia Guidestones numerology involves the Magnitude 9.0 Tōhoku, Japan, earthquake that claimed nearly 16,000 lives.  This massive disaster struck Japan on March 11, 2011, exactly 11,311 days after the Georgia Guidestones monument was officially completed on March 22, 1980.  The number “11,311″ in day/month/year format (“little endian,” which is most commonly used around the world) or year/month/day format (“big endian,” which is used by the military and also in Japan) can be written 11/3/11.  This corresponds to March 11, 2011, the actual date of the earthquake.

Furthermore, the earthquake occurred exactly 9 years, 6 months after 9/11/2001.  Treating these dates as vectors and adding them together we get: [ 9, 11, 1 ] + [ 3, 11, 11 ] = [ 12, 22, 12 ] or December 22, 2012, the day after the end of the Mayan calender, or, more appropriately, the first day of a new age.

However, regarding the old man’s last assertion, try as I might, I cannot contain my laughter.

Me: Are you saying that Felix Baumgartner is Satan?

Plato: Fool!  Ceremonies on the mortal plane open portals within the spiritual realm.  You claim to be an expert on the Georgia Guidestones, so how many days will it be since the day the monument was completed until December 21, 2012, the Mayan Day of Destruction?

I’m startled that he seems to know who I am.

Me: It would take me a few minutes to figure that out with no computer here.  My phone has no signal…

Plato: You should already know the answer.  It’s 11,962 days.  Does that number look familiar to you?

Me: No.  Let me think; I have an app on my phone that might help.  11,962 is an unusual number since it has only two prime factors: 2 and 5,981.  Why should I know more about it?

Plato: Your country uses many codes, this is one of them.

Me:  Codes?  Yes, it does look like a Zip Code, but I have no idea what community it corresponds to.

Plato: It is the code for Sagaponack, New York.

Me: Really? I recall Sagaponack was listed as the most expensive small town in the country.  The median house price in Sagaponack is over $4-million!  I think Jimmy Fallon lives there among the 500 or so residents; it’s a tiny place.

Plato: Who?

Me: Jimmy Fallon.  He is a comedian who appears in credit card commercials trying to convince a baby to take money.  The baby keeps throwing the money back in his face.

Plato laughs uncontrollably for several seconds before recovering himself.

Plato: And you still do not understand?  You are being mocked, ridiculed!  That baby has more wisdom than you!

Me: I guess I do not understand.  Please explain.

Plato: Sagaponack is the home of Lloyd Blankfein…

I turn white and my stomach tightens.

Me: You mean the CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs?

Plato: Yes.

Is December 21, 2012, a financial doomsday that will bring down the world’s nations, or does it have some other significance?  You need to answer that question yourself.  What I will tell you is that The Georgia Guidestones, 9/11, the Burj Khalifa, Ted Turner, Goldman Sachs, the Mahdi, today’s elections, earthquakes, storms, riots and the war to come are all part of the same ceremony that balance on the fulcrum that is the date December 21, 2012.  And it is all made possible through an illusion.  Your money holds no value, but its illusion of value has been maintained by your world’s insatiable love for base, material things.

The moneychangers are the rulers of your world and now they plan to bring it all down through a final series of Grand Illusions.  They will wipe the Earth clean, disposing of billions of human lives, and, using the benefits of high technology, erect a New World Order for their master, Lucifer.  This New World Order is a society I designed thousands of years ago; I am the architect.

My head spins with this information.  It is hard to dispel, but I don’t want to believe it.  If all he says is true, then a supreme irony is that at least part of the Georgia Guidestones project was not funded by money, but rather paid for with gold.  Last summer, my wife contacted the publisher of Common Sense Renewed, the companion book for the monument.  The aging publisher told her that the book was paid for anonymously using South African Krugerrands, gold bullion coins.  More ironically, the publishing company is located in Mason City, Iowa, a town founded by Freemasons.

I reach out my right hand to help the old man sit, but I slip on the icy ground and grab his arm for support.  His arm is frigid and hard and unyielding like rock.  I look at his face closely for the first time and his eyes are gone, clawed from their sockets.  The life I saw in him has vanished and his form has been replaced by a crudely hewn granite statue.

I step back in terror when I am suddenly gripped with pain in my right hand.  The color drains from it and I can no longer move my fingers.  Out of the corner of my eye, I notice a massive figure looming overhead.  Unmistakeably, it’s winged Lucifer, frozen in the center of Hell.

But he’s melting and his huge head pivots towards me.  I recognize him!  How could I be so stupid not to have known sooner?  I must warn everyone before it’s too late!

But I can’t move.  My feet have turned to stone as has most of my body.  I only have a few more seconds before I’m completely rendered in granite.  Maybe if I shout loudly enough, someone will hear me.

Me: Lucifer walks the Earth again!  His name is…

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For more on the sinister Georgia Guidestones monument, please see here, here and here.

Aug 212012
 

Many of us inside the computer industry were highly skeptical of Facebook’s IPO.  I warned those near me that Facebook (NASDAQ FB) was grossly overpriced and would crash so hard, so fast that it might serve as a bullet in the head for the struggling global economy.  It’s not just that Facebook’s market cap has sunk from $100-billion to $48-billion since the May 17th IPO, a short three months, but that Facebook was loudly trumpeted as the “face” of a recovering American economy.

Consequently, as Facebook tumbles, so falls public confidence in an improving U.S. economy.

Given the size and importance of Facebook, it is increasingly likely that the American Government will intercede to bail out the collapsing tech company.  With Facebook’s earliest investor, Peter Theil, dumping most of his shares last week, the bailout might be at hand very soon.

Interestingly, while Facebook’s growing popularity is losing steam almost as fast as its stock price, several mainstream articles have appeared recently positing that a Facebook presence might soon become required by employers.  UK’s DailMail went as far as to write, “Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is ‘suspicious’.”

Additionally, last March a controversy erupted after media reports of a few employers who began requiring Facebook login IDs and passwords from job applicants and even current current employees for screening and monitoring purposes.  Schools and universities were also cited for demanding full Facebook access from students, prospective or current.

With the Feds directly overseeing Facebook, the Government could generate reports for each Facebook user, preserving personal details while scoring the user across various vectors of trustworthiness.  In a real sense, the U.S. Government would serve as a Big Brother who would vouch for you.

Two years ago we wrote that TSA’s growing intrusiveness in airports might be a deliberate attempt by the U.S. Government to soften public resistance against a National ID initiative.  Perhaps the plan is to use Facebook for that system.  With Homeland Security oversight after a Government takeover, Facebook might serve as the basis of a comprehensive and invasive national identification registry.

Jul 232012
 

I don’t know where to start. There’s so little left, so little in my heart. And what’s the point? No one will read this; there’s no one left.

No, I don’t know that. I can’t think that way. I’ve got to go on. I’ve got to get back home somehow. My family might be okay. They MUST be okay.

I’ve got to write to keep up hope, to keep believing that all is not lost so that I can find the strength to get back home.

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It all started only three months ago in July. That’s July, 2012. I was at the London Olympics. I never thought I’d be in the Olympics, not at my age. I turned fifty last March and only took up archery five years ago. Somehow, I managed to make the U.S. Olympic Archery team. I barely made the team, but I performed well enough to get me to London and get me a full set of crappy, Chinese made USA Olympic outfits.

I was on the field that night during the opening ceremonies when suddenly the music stopped and most of the stadium lighting shut off. We had rehearsed the whole thing the night before and we all knew that something was wrong but none of us were surprised because nearly every aspect of the London Olympics had been buggy so far.

After a few seconds Katy tugged on my blue Ralph Lauren blazer. “For an old guy, you look cute in that little blue beret,” Katy snickered, “French and a little constipated, but awkwardly handsome.”

“Gee, I thought I looked more like a balding Che Guevara,” I muttered quietly in the nearly silent stadium. Meekly holding up my right fist so as not to get too much attention, I stiffened, clicked my heals and continued “Viva la revolucion!”

“Uh, I think that’s more like ‘Southern Nazi’ than ‘classic Cuban revolutionary,’” Katy remarked. “Yeah, I need to polish my Argentine accent a little,” I admitted. “Argentine? I thought Che Guevara was Cuban,” she asked. “Common mistake,” I replied, “Che was a ‘citizen of the world’ as the pretentious rabble like to say today. He got around a lot.”

“But now that you mention it, you do look a little like Che in some of his later and less groomed years,” Katy mused, “Not that I know much of anything about Che Guevara except what they taught me in high school, and you can see they didn’t teach me much.”

A member of the USA women’s archery team, Katy was a sprite of a young lady, barely topping five feet tall and just over one-hundred pounds. We both had competed earlier that day and the archery bag she carried that night was nearly as big as her. Katy believed in being prepared and her archery kit would make the Green Arrow envious.

At eighteen, innocent, full of life and with long blond hair and blue eyes, she reminded me of my oldest daughter who had just turned fifteen. Katy approached everything with joy and wonder and her wide eyes had never been wider than during the opening ceremonies that terrible night.

And despite being weird and downright creepy at times – the 13 Illuminati pyramids encircling the stadium overhead were just the beginning – the opening ceremonies were a spectacle to behold.

“Do you think they just found the mother of all computer bugs?” Katy asked about the breakdown of the opening ceremony. “That’s my guess given their dismal track record,” I grumbled. I ‘m an old school computer programmer by trade and I don’t have much patience for computer glitches.

But just at that moment, the relative silence of the stadium was shattered by an ear splitting roar. The black sky was simultaneously lit by a rope of fire overhead, followed by another and then another. By the third instance, it was clear that three fighter jets had passed only about a hundred feet over the stadium. A smattering of applause and cheers arose from the confused crowd who assumed the nearly supersonic planes were part of the opening ceremony.

“What the hell was that!” I said to myself. By that time, all heads were turned skywards as the nearly one-hundred-thousand people in the stadium were obviously thinking that same thing.

As the exhaust trails from the three jets thinned enough to see the sky above, a bright light directly above the stadium came into view. Slowly and gradually it appeared to be growing in intensity. Soon it became obvious that it was some kind of craft descending steadily towards us, but still far up in the sky.

The lead jet was closing quickly on the craft when a barely visible, violet light suddenly connected the two vehicles. At once, the jet plane careened off in a violent spiral causing the two trailing planes to abort their approach. The lead fighter twirled frantically for several seconds before exploding into a ball of flames like an enormous Fourth of July firework.

Immediately, panic gripped the crowd, but few if any people tried to leave. After all, everyone had been told ad nauseam that the stadium was the most secure place in London. At that point, I felt Katy squeeze my arm. “Don’t worry, this is probably the safest place to be in the world right now,” I reassured her.

As if on cue, the stadium PA crackled to life cooing a soothing, aristocratic, British female voice. “Thank you for joining us tonight in a global celebration of the 2012 London Olympics. We are currently working through minor technical difficulties. We are grateful for your patience.”

At that moment, four full batteries of Rapier missiles came to life in a deafening peal, launching sixteen rockets screaming straight upwards towards the still steadily descending light.

In only a second or two, the Rapier missiles had already reached halfway to their target when a subtle violet ray of light strobed each one from the UFO. As with the downed fighter jet, all sixteen missiles spun wildly out of control and exploded within a fraction of a second.

Flaming debris began to fall upon a wide area of London surrounding the Olympic stadium, but fortunately nothing struck the stadium itself.  The PA system stirred again. “London welcomes the world to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. We continue to be working through minor technical issues and we fully expect to have them resolved shortly. Thank you again for your kind patience.”

The confusion caused by the grossly understated second announcement only served to deepen the terror now engulfing everyone within the stadium.

“For the safety of others as well as yourselves, please remain seated and calm. For your continued inconvenience, complementary food and drink will be served for the remainder of tonight’s ceremonies,” the PA lady continued.

Another wave of confusion swept over the 2012 London Olympic Stadium before the arena’s video screens came on bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth. “We are most terribly sorry for the apparent delay of tonight’s ceremonies, but I assure you that you are safe and we are progressing as stated. Please return to your seats, relax and enjoy tonight’s festivities. Everything is under control, and everything you have seen is as planned,” the Queen calmly announced.

Amazingly, nearly everyone returned to their seats and waited while an army of ushers distributed food and refreshments. Likewise, most of the thousands of athletes on the field returned to their positions, sitting now on the ground or in folding chairs. The stadium soon glowed from countless smart phone screens as people updated their social networks, emailed friends, phoned home or filmed the ongoing spectacle.

All the while, the light above the stadium slowly grew larger and larger.

After a few minutes, the various video screens around the stadium lit up again and music began to play. Images of the British Royal Family flickered across our faces. The Royals were singing a bizarre song. The lyrics were unmistakable since the video was captioned with them.

 And did those feet in ancient time.
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green & pleasant Land

 “That’s Jerusalem by William Blake,” Katy stated matter-of-factly, “it says so on the program we got yesterday.”

When the song completed, the video screens went black and the stadium was silent briefly before spotlights all around the area pierced the darkness and illuminated the skies overhead. The crowd released a collective gasp as the full outline of the UFO could now be plainly seen. Hovering silently just a few feet above the stadium, the light on the craft was only about thirty or forty feet across, but the vast ship engulfed the night sky and exceeded the dimensions of the stadium itself.

A gentle violet light pulsed once from the entire surface of the enormous ship and London fell into darkness. Even the thousands upon thousands of cell phone screens in the stadium went black. The only illumination visible in the area came from the craft above our heads.

Through the white light in the center of the massive UFO descended a gold shuttle that looked somewhat like an ornate, horseless carriage or chariot. Wheel-like appendages at the four corners of the vehicle crackled with static electricity as the conveyance set down softly on the large stage located at the north end of the playing field.

A door swung upward from the center of the landed craft and out stepped a towering figure in a hooded, white robe. Gliding slowly toward the center of the stage as if almost weightless, the being stopped and removed his hood revealing a bald head that was both shocking and beautiful at the same time.

The creature, roughly nine or ten feet tall, had pale, white skin and more closely resembled a giant Greek statue than a human. In fact, he looked very similar to the alien engineers seen in the recent movie Prometheus.

The light from the hovering ship overhead grew brighter until it was like midday in the stadium. The video screens came to life again, this time filled with an image of the creature’s face. Staring directly into the camera with unblinking, blue eyes, the being uttered three words in a slow, deep, booming voice that resonated strongly within my chest: “I am God.”

Jul 182012
 

After announcing shipping delays, Google’s first tablet computer began arriving in the hands of owners this week and anecdotal reports suggest that the defect rate for the Asus manufactured device is high.

On the XDA Developers website, 140 users have responded to a poll asking where their defective Nexus 7 came from.  That message board thread currently has 35 pages of responses.  Most of the reported defects involve problems with the 7-inch IPS display: poor image quality, light leaks, dead pixels, improperly seated display and image ghosting.  Many users report substandard manufacturing and quality control issues.

UPS delivered our 16GB Nexus 7 yesterday with an unworkable touch screen defect.  The tablet often does not register screen touches, but when it does, phantom touches occur constantly, often triggering an avalanche of unwanted actions.  After a great deal of effort, I was able to install Multitouch Tester, an application that will display all currently registering screen touches.  The application revealed that a ghost touch is being registered at a fixed location near the center of the screen.

When we attempted to contact Google to report our defective tablet, we were greeted with an automated response discouraging us from staying on the line due to current call volume.  We did not hang up, but it took 50 minutes before our call was answered by a customer service representative.  The lengthy hold times further suggest that Google is struggling through a rough product launch of the Nexus 7.

UPDATE: Our Nexus 7 touch screen problem has worsened enough so that we can no longer unlock the device from the initial Android lock screen.  Google’s device return procedures are somewhat Byzantine and buggy, but apparently a replacement device will eventually be sent to us.  However, we have not received a shipping notification yet.

 

Mar 182012
 

Now they’re planning the crime of the century
Well what will it be?
Read all about their schemes and adventuring.
It’s well worth a fee.
So roll up and see
How they rape the universe
How they’ve gone from bad to worse.
Who are these men of lust, greed and glory?
Rip off the masks and let’s see.
But that’s not right – oh no, what’s the story?
Look, there’s you and there’s me.

– “Crime of the Century,” Roger Hodgson and Richard Davies (Supertramp)
– © Universal Music Publishing Group

The sleeve for a popular record album from 1979 contains graphics elements that suggest foreknowledge of the tragic September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City.

The number one pop album during the summer of 1979, Supertramp’s Breakfast in America, the band’s sixth album, was released on March 29, 1979 (the Georgia Guidestones monument was completed 360 days later on March 22, 1980).

Breakfast in America was recorded inside a Masonic temple in 1978.

Next stop was Studio B at the Village Recorder in West LA, housed within a Masonic temple and featuring a 48-channel Harrison console, as well as two Ampex 1200 24-track machines. The band members all gathered there on the first day, yet Peter Henderson didn’t show — while driving to the studio from Topanga Canyon, he and his new wife were involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Fortunately, nobody was too badly injured, and Peter eventually turned up at the Village Recorder with two enormous black eyes. “I looked like I’d been in the ring with Muhammad Ali,” he says. “It wasn’t the best of starts, but we were very lucky to get off so lightly.”

The album’s cover received the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Recording Packaging. The front cover bears an aerial view of the New York City skyline as seen from an airliner passenger window above the Statue of Liberty; however, the buildings are recreated using kitchen items and Lady Liberty is a diner waitress named “Libby” holding a glass of orange juice on a platter in place of a torch. The cover can be seen below (image courtesy Wikipedia).

The album cover for Supertramp's Breakfast in America

The album cover for Supertramp's Breakfast in America

Reflecting the image yield’s the following:

Reflected image of "Breakfast in America" cover with 911 highlighted

Reflected image of "Breakfast in America" cover with 911 highlighted

Not only does “Libby” appear to be drawing attention to the Twin Towers, but hovering over the Towers is the number “911.” This bizarre and apparently intentional aspect of the Supertramp record sleeve was first reported on QFF.

If everyone was listening you know
There’d be a chance that we could save the show.
Who’ll be the last clown
To bring the house down?
Oh no, please no, don’t let the curtain fall.

– “If Everyone Was Listening,” Roger Hodgson and Richard Davies (Supertramp)
– © Universal Music Publishing Group

Mar 182012
 

Recent U.S. Government flyers claim that reading electronics information on the Internet might mean you are a terrorist and need to be reported to law enforcement authorities. Popular electronics website iFixit, famous for tearing apart the latest gadgets, is understandably worried about the ramifications of such broadly worded fear mongering coming straight from the Feds.

If we make it a crime to learn about electronics, then the only people opening up their devices will be criminals.

Another indication that our government overlords have gone off the deep-end is their warning that yawning might also mean you’re a bomb-toting maniac.

Mar 152012
 

The recent strange and gigantic hole in the sun’s corona, visible in certain space-based images taken earlier this week, bears an eerie resemblance to a French representation of the Tetragrammaton, a word that refers to the name of God. The following image was taken from Wikipedia.

Representing God or "Yahweh" this Tetragrammaton resembles a recent solar feature

Representing God or "Yahweh" this Tetragrammaton resembles a recent solar feature

From the Greek word “τετραγράμματον,” “Tetragrammaton” literally means “having four letters” referring to YHWH (Hebrew יהוה) or “Yahweh” as it is written in English.

Compare the Tetragrammaton image to the approximately 600,000-mile tall triangular coronal hole shown below.

Triangular coronal hole image taken by GOES 15 Solar X-Ray Imager

Triangular coronal hole image taken by GOES 15 Solar X-Ray Imager

Mar 132012
 

A large and very oddly shaped coronal hole has appeared on recent images of the Sun taken from various American space-based observatories (SDO, SOHO, and SXI shown below). The hole is distinctly triangular in shape and is pointed at the Earth. According to SpaceWeather.com, the solar winds from this hole should arrive at Earth around March 16-17.

Triangular coronal hole image taken by GOES 15 Solar X-Ray Imager

Triangular coronal hole image taken by GOES 15 Solar X-Ray Imager

Feb 282012
 

I updated Skype recently to version 5.8.0.156 and I have had three straight calls that were dropped after 30 minutes, 24 seconds. This did not happen with previous Skype versions where I could maintain calls for hours.

Microsoft purchased Skype last year for $8.5-billion and the service has been balky on several occasions since then.

Feb 142012
 

NOTE: The makers of Guidestones contacted us about the manner the movie is distributed. A bug in their email scheduling code resulted in our getting all of the episodes jumbled in our inbox simultaneously. This bug has been fixed and we have updated the review below to reflect these distribution changes and have added other important observations about this groundbreaking movie production.

We have written extensively about the Georgia Guidestones, the enigmatic and highly controversial monument that is sometimes called “Humanity’s Tombstone.” A good summary of our research can be read here.

And now Guidestones launched today, a new interactive movie based around that menacing granite edifice located in rural Georgia. Distributed as a 50 part series, the fictional account contains numerous, easily identified clues which the viewer can use to pull up web content from across the Internet. There is even an associated decoder ring application the earnest viewer can use to decipher selected evidence sprinkled throughout the movie. Some of the “supplemental” material is real (in fact, our research is cited here), but much of it was created for the movie.

The movie is distributed to the viewer through scheduled email. After signing up for Guidestones at guidestones.org, the viewer is “pushed” links to episodes in movie time. In other words, if a day elapses between episodes, the emails for the second episode will arrive a day later than the first. This innovative approach allows and encourages the viewer to interact with the movie by investigating its many hidden clues.

This could pose a problem if the clues are too well hidden. Fortunately, there are many clues that are very easy to identify, while others are more subtle ensuring that the viewer will quickly catch on, drawing him into the action, while challenging the viewer as well. Altogether, the interactive nature of Guidestones is a success, deeply engaging the viewer while enmeshing him in an immersive world of evidence that is a blurry mix of fact and fiction.

The total run time for the movie is two hours, but there is a lot of additional offsite footage that this does not include.

Guidestones claims in Episode 1 that it is based on real events and the names of the characters were changed in order to protect them. In fact, the producer, director and writer of the $300,000 flick, Jay Ferguson, revealed that the movie was inspired by two real Ryerson University students. Regarding the woman who was inspiration for the female lead, Ferguson says:

I met with her and she was a bit dodgy (in regards to) what she was saying about the Guidestones and conspiracies, and so I started doing some research and some of her things started turning out. Certain things that I was able to back up in some of my research.

From Twitter, Ferguson wrote:

I was approached 3 yrs ago by a woman involved in a murder investigation. She didn’t want me to make a documentary. I made a drama instead… I have shown guidestones to the woman who’s story it is based on. She is glad it is about to be public but does not want her real name used.

Despite its modest budget, the movie unfolds across numerous locations in Canada, USA and India and production quality is very good. The movie was shot with digital SLRs and edited on laptops.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball and Samsung among others, Guidestones can be viewed here. The press release for the movie can be read here.

The dark spirit of the Georgia Guidestones monument is accurately captured in this dramatic account and I highly recommend Guidestones for its entertainment value, innovation and intelligence. In fact, the ending demonstrates esoteric insight that adds a very sinister twist to the movie, but the ending might be too subtle for most viewers to fully appreciate.

All in all, Guidestones is about as much fun as a realistic accounting of the Apocalypse can be, while providing an engaging and thrilling story.

Most importantly, Guidestones presents a realistic — though horrific — scenario that is consistent with our research. MAKE THIS MOVIE GO VIRAL! It is worthwhile to see based solely upon its motion picture quality — it is much better than most of the brain-dead pablum coming out of Hollywood today — but Guidestones also contains a message that needs to be spread.

As Jay Ferguson stated in his Guidestones interview on FernTV:

It’s always important to scrutinize everything you see. We like to think we are in control of our lives but the fact is many of us live in a constant state of cognitive dissonance. Time to start scrutinizing the status quo. Time to start walking the walk!

Feb 052012
 

Chevrolet has uploaded to YouTube a 2012 Super Bowl advertisement for its popular Silverado line of pickup trucks. Based in a post-apocalyptic world foretold by the Maya, the ad shows a surviving Chevy Silverado emerging from the rubble and driving past a series of end-of-the-world disaster movie cliches while Barry Manilow’s Looks Like We Made It plays in the background. At first glance, the commercial appears to be clever and funny. However, it contains much more subtle and diabolical occult symbolism. The commercial can be viewed below. It is best watched in full screen, HD quality so that all of its details can be seen.

The white truck eventually meets with three other Chevy pickups. The Red and Black trucks appear to be the same year and model as the white pickup, while the fourth truck is a much older, beige Chevy. The four drivers represent the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the destructive forces of Conquest, War, Famine and finally Death, all unleashed by the Lamb, Jesus Christ, in John’s Book of Revelation.

"Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Victor Vasnetsov

"Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Victor Vasnetsov

The driver of the white truck has a dog in his backseat wearing a harness that resembles the clothing of the Rider of the White Horse in Victor Vasnetsov’s painting. The Rider of the White Horse represents Conquest. Some see him as the Antichrist, others as the Islamic Mahdi. Of course, some people consider the Mahdi and the Antichrist to be the same person.

The driver of the red truck represents War and he announces the death of “Dave” a possible reference to King David’s people, the Jews.

The driver of the black truck is a black man holding a box of Twinkies which he offers to the driver of the white truck. He is the Rider of the Black Horse and represents famine. Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, filed for bankruptcy last month (see here).

The slim man wearing a grey jacket who drove the old stepside Chevy (that resembles an aging, emaciated horse) is silent. He represents the Rider of the Pale Horse who is Death, the last of the Four Horsemen.

The scene switches to an overhead camera showing a seated fifth man, initially almost invisible, who is holding something that he has been reading. He represents Christ, the Lamb, who can be seen next to a book in the background of Vasnetsov’s painting. Christ unleashes the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse when he breaks four of the seven seals of God’s scroll initially held in God’s right hand. Near this seated man is a triangle, showing his relationship to the Trinity as Jesus.

At the end of the ad, frogs begin to rain from the sky yet the five men maintain their positions at the five points of a pentagram.

There are several other symbolic references in the advertisement, some serious and some not. For instance, the newspaper features a Mayan pyramid with an eye-like glow above it, recreating the famous Illuminati symbol found on the back of the U.S. one dollar bill. There are also homages to a few popular computer games. However, the occult meaning of the commercial clearly is the arrival of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and this message is not meant to be clever or funny, but is consistent with our research into the Georgia Guidestones and the arrival of the Mahdi.

Jan 262012
 

The talented Blue Grass group The Cleverlys covers the Bangles hit Walk Like an Egyptian and the result is comedic genius that sounds great.

The spastic, twitchy, hilarious and gifted drummer is “Digger Jr. Jr.” who has been missing from the band for nearly two years. Whatever happened to him, The Cleverlys need to bring him back because DJJ makes the band truly special.

Here’s a more recent video sans DJJ where The Clevelys truly improve upon the Black Eyed Peas hit I Gotta Feelin’.

The range of the Cleverlys is unlimited as demonstrated by their rendition of Hocus Pocus by the 70′s Dutch band Focus. Focus, strangely like The Cleverlys, dwarf contemporary pop bands in terms of raw musical abilities and have seen a rebirth in popularity in recent years.

The Cleverlys are a fictional band purportedly from the Arkansas hills. The lead of the band is Digger Cleverlys played by the comedian Paul Harris who really is from the Arkansas Ozarks.

As a final video, here is Owner of a Lonely Heart.

Dec 152011
 

In what could become the most spectacular solar event of an already eventful year, Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) is racing towards solar doom today. With a coma that appears to be larger than Jupiter and with a tail stretching for tens of millions of miles, Comet Lovejoy is the first sungrazing comet observed directly from earth in over forty years. Discovered using a CCD-equipped telescope by Terry Lovejoy on November 27, Comet Lovejoy appears to be a member of the Kreutz group of sungrazing comets that have put on some of the most magnificent shows in recorded history.

There is even a possibility that Comet Lovejoy will be visible for a short time in broad daylight.

Technically, Comet Lovejoy is projected to come about 0.1 solar diameters from the Sun’s plasma surface (photoshere) at about 6 PM Central, but in reality the comet will almost certainly perish, perhaps spectacularly. In any case, Comet Lovejoy will likely outdo October’s amazing cometary solar impact event.

As with the October event, look for a resulting coronal mass ejection (CME). Quoting our October blurb:

Conventional astronomical theories cannot account for the violent solar reactions to these two impacts because neither body had sufficient mass or speed to violently blast significant amounts of ejecta millions of miles away from the sun’s surface. However, proponents of the Electric Universe predicted such behavior. According to them, comets are like giant capacitors that become highly electrically charged due to their eccentric orbits around the sun. When they plunge through the inner solar system, the dense solar winds trigger plasma discharges resulting in the tail and coma of the comet. If there is any truth to this idea, it is easy to imagine how a comet impact could disrupt the local magnetic field of the sun and result in a CME.

And if the CME is big and earth directed, be on the lookout for earthly consequences like auroral displays and even earthquakes.

Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy

UPDATE: Wow!

Comet Lovejoy from LASCO C3

Comet Lovejoy from LASCO C3

Oct 202011
 

Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was reportedly killed today. While members of the United States Government celebrate his killing, this video depicts a very different man and a very different Libya than the demonized images seen in mainstream media over the last year.

The simple fact is that we do not have to struggle and suffer the way we do today in most modern countries. The costs of goods and services necessary for living are artificial constructs. Through inaction and tacit acceptance of these illusions, we are complicit with our own enslavement. While many people mumble protestations at the news, through our inaction we also share in the sins of our nations.

Our country has lost her way. We have been overtaken by greed, a thirst for blood and carnal distractions. We have long since abandoned the high moral ground we once proudly held. We have turned our back on God.

Our airwaves are filled with frothing hate, increasingly ridiculous propaganda, examples of cowering impotence and shameful immorality. Simultaneously, we have allowed our government to constrict a police state serpent around our land, constricting all American citizens into virtual prisons.

But change is in the air, albeit woeful and painful transformation. The slaying of Gadhafi only a few days after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that we look forward to his “killing” inextricably ties our country with his death. With ghoulish laughter, she proudly pronounced today, “We came, we saw, he died!”

And with the same voices clamoring for the toppling of Yemen, Syria and Iran, we are on the cusp of global war. Indeed, the slaying of Moammar Gadhafi might be the ember that lights the fuse for World War III.