Saturday, March 5, 2016

Phones to be blocked in a bid to save lives

In another bid for the 'wardens' to monitor and control the movement of the population on this prison isle, under whatever pretext, this time 'to save lives' the authorities will be committing criminal activity.

The 'authorities' (read corporation conglomerate) will be hacking into your phone and 'blanking out' your screen if you are a multitasking pedestrian.

As one should be aware unauthorised access to one's personal computer equipment is a criminal offence.

See article on 4 Mar 2016 from couriermail.com.au:


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Drivers tracked by GPS and charged for road use in new traffic congestion resolution plan


Drivers could be tracked with GPS systems in a new user-pays system to bust traffic congestion. Picture: David Crosling/AAP
DRIVERS would be electronically tracked and charged by what roads and time they travelled under a radical user-pays system to bust traffic congestion.

A proposal being pushed by Australia’s infrastructure authority would fund new roads and public transport projects by directly charging road users for the kilometres they covered.

Car users would no longer have to pay annual registration fees and fuel taxes would be slashed.

The head of Infrastructure Australia outlined the vision, which could become reality within a decade, at a Senate inquiry on Tuesday night.

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Phil Davies, the chief executive officer of Infrastructure Australia, said future revenue models for major projects would likely replace regos and fuel tax with a “pay-as-you go system”.

“You basically have GPS in a vehicle and you track where people are driving and at what time of the day and charge them accordingly,” Mr Davies told the inquiry into Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures.

Mr Davies said a similar project was currently on trial in Oregon while pilot schemes were are also under way in Canada and Singapore.

He said Infrastructure Australia’s had asked the Federal Government to commission either the Productivity Commission or his own organisation to conduct an inquiry into the scheme to “clearly articulate the problem trying to be solved”.

User-pay traffic systems have been recommended by the Henry tax review and the Harper competition review but consecutive governments have baulked at the suggestion.

Those supportive of the scheme, which some have dubbed as big-brother style “eye in the sky”. have warned trials and public inquiries were needed to gauge the social implications and challenges of moving to “user charging” vehicles.

Treasury secretary John Fraser backed the concept this week telling to infrastructure investors it was an inevitable solution for governments looking for more stable and fairer ways of funding roads, bridges and tunnels.

“It could provide a more efficient way to raise road funding than the existing cocktail of fuel excise, registration fees and general revenue, which do not directly correlate with the costs individual users place on the system or the levels of investment required,” Mr Fraser said.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said a user pay system had some attractions, but warned it had to be done in a way that was “equitable and is fair”.

heraldsun.com.au 2 Mar 2016

To monitor and restrict the movements of the people.

All according to plan on the Prison Isle of Australia.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Strange 'music' heard by 1969 astronauts nothing new, NASA says

Apollo 10 views of Earth  
 
NASA says a recording of strange "music" heard by astronauts in 1969 on the far side of the Moon has been public for years.

Key points:

  • Audio from far side of the Moon from May 1969 space mission resurfaces
  • Astronauts heard saying the whistling noise sounds like "outer space music"
  • NASA says the audio was only radio interference sounds
The noises were reportedly heard in May 1969 by the Apollo 10 astronauts as they circled the moon, months before the first astronauts set foot on the lunar surface on July 21 that same year.

The story behind the unusual whistling noises was showcased last night on the US cable channel Discovery, and sparked reports the audio has only just been released.

But NASA has denied the reports, releasing a statement saying: "While listed as 'confidential' in 1969 at the height of the Space Race, Apollo 10 mission transcripts and audio have been publicly available since 1973."

"Since the internet did not exist in the Apollo era, we have only recently provided digital files for some of those earlier missions," NASA said.

"The Apollo 10 audio clips were uploaded in 2012, but the mission's audio recordings have been available at the National Archives since the early 1970s."

The three astronauts on board were Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan.

The sounds, which lasted about an hour, were recorded and transmitted to mission control in Houston.

Three astronauts on board the Apollo 10  
 
In the US television show, the astronauts can be heard reacting to the sounds.

"You hear that? That whistling sound?" asks Mr Cernan, describing it as "outer-space-type music".

Mr Cernan told NASA he did not take the sounds seriously and never gave them another thought.

"I don't remember that incident exciting me enough to take it seriously," Mr Cernan said.

"It was probably just radio interference. Had we thought it was something other than that we would have briefed everyone after the flight. We never gave it another thought."

Noises explained as radio interference

 
NASA says the sounds could not have been alien music.

An engineer from the US space agency said the noises likely came from interference caused by radios that were close to each other in the lunar module and the command module.

Michael Collins, the pilot of Apollo 11, who became the first person to fly around the far side of the Moon by himself while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were walking on the surface, said he too heard "an eerie woo-woo sound" but accepted the explanation of radio interference.

In fact, he had been warned ahead of time, he wrote in his book, Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys.

"Had I not been warned about it, it would have scared the hell out of me," he wrote.

"Fortunately the radio technicians (rather than the UFO fans) had a ready explanation for it: it was interference between the LM's and Command Module's VHF radios."

abc.net.au 26 Feb 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fresh modelling narrows the search area for Planet Nine by 50 per cent

This artistic rendering provided by California Institute of Technology shows the distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun. Picture: Infrared Processing and Analysis Center
AFP
 
US ASTRONOMERS announced last month they may have found a ninth planet beyond Neptune, but conceded they had no idea where on an estimated 10,000-20,000-year orbit it might be.
But this week a French science quartet said they have narrowed the search area.

By studying data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn, the seventh planet from the Sun, they could exclude two zones, the team wrote in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Their work confirmed that a ninth planet might exist in the far reaches of our Solar System, co-author Jacques Laskar of the Paris Observatory said, “but not just anywhere”.

Based on mathematical modelling, the French scientists calculated what influence a ninth planet — travelling along the orbit speculated by the American scientists — would have on the movement of other planets as it passed nearby.

They then looked at how the known planets actually behaved.

The planet is thought to circle the Sun in a lopsided, highly elongated, oval loop.

At its most distant from the Sun, the planet would be too far too away for any effect on other planets to ever be detectable, thus limiting astronomers to a searchable zone representing only about half of the total orbit.

Now Mr Laskar and his team have reduced the search area by 50 per cent by eliminating two zones in which they say the modelling does not match reality.

“We have cut the work in half,” he told the AFP news agency.

California Institute of Technology astronomer Michael Brown points to a yellow dot simulating Planet 9 on a computer video simulation last month. Picture: Damian Dovarganes
California Institute of Technology astronomer Michael Brown points to a yellow dot simulating Planet 9 on a computer video simulation last month. Picture: Damian DovarganesSource:AP

Last month, astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown predicted the existence of what they dubbed Planet Nine, about 10 times bigger than Earth.

Its existence was predicted with mathematical modelling and computer simulations, and was said to exactly explain the strange clumping behaviour of a group of dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt, a field of icy objects and debris beyond Neptune.

Mr Laskar and his team said the search field could be further narrowed if Cassini, due to finish its mission next year, was extended to 2020.

Astronomers expect it would take years to find Planet Nine, if it exists at all. It would take a very large telescope to spot the planet at that distance, and with no clear idea of where on its very large orbit it is.

Many other planets have been predicted through modelling over the years, mostly wrongly.

In one famous case the science was right — the discovery of Neptune, first predicted from its gravitational pull on Uranus.

news.com.au 25 Feb 2016

Isn't Planet Nine/Nibiru/X supposed to be a 'conspiracy theory'?