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Second Grand Opening

The Network Post has not published an article in almost two years! What I discovered is that I don't really have the time, or energy to build another edition. The overhead had just become too large a hurdle to cross. With the help of my son, I have been able to port all the content into a Word Press structure that I can live with. Now I only have to write the articles and let Word Press do all the presentation work. Many of my last articles are concerned with the issues of Social Slavery,  and the contributing mechanisms in our social structures. I have been working to complete a white paper on the subject, but will continue to discuss ...
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Bamboo Eradication Project

The property we live on has bamboo planted by the original owner. This property was acquired after several owners had ignored it and let it take over the yard. As long as we have lived here I have wanted to remove the bamboo, but with just a shovel this was nearly impossible. After my long period of poor health, the little bit that I had been able to accomplish against the bamboo was completely gone, and the area was completely overrun. I'm not sure why, but I have no picture of this area before the Eradication Project began in earnest, and without the help of a neighbor with a cultivator (that's a back hoe with a thumb), there would be ...
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Lord Kelvin’s Lightning Storm

Knowing of my interest in static electricity generators, by neighbor suggested I Google Lord Kelvin's Lightning Storm. This lead first to a Wikipedia article calling the device "Lord Kelvin's Water Dropper". Make online magazine can tell you how to build one, If that isn't enough, there are YouTube videos galore on the subject. Some are better than others.In particular the one by Walter Levin is extremely good. The first thing that caught my eye about this device is the diagram looks a lot like a transistor flip-flop circuit. This is the same feedback mechanism used to amplify the polarity difference making one side go more positive while at the same time making the other more negative The second thing that ...
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