The Technical Reference Page of
- The great search engine sabotage
- The Computer industry rat race.
- The truth about the United States
- Religion vs Honesty
- The political Parties
- Tutoring is Free! Just Call Me
1. How all search engines have been deliberately
I have spent many hours searching for technical data on the web. It is
a difficult task made more difficult by the degree of commercialism.
web pages are advertising and contain no useful technical information.
The builder has nothing to offer for free and will do anything to
attention to his pages as long as possible. If there is no
content at the end of the links then the top page ought to contain
a warning "This page has no technical content." Web pages ought not
search engines but should be properly indexed with a tree.
A system for organizing information for quick retrival has already been
produced and used in libraries for years. There is a reason why such a
system is not allowed on the web. It is the power of commercial
As a help
for those using
the web for research a system of numeric identification codes is needed
to enable the "commercial cockroaches" to be avoided. I offer a system
here for classifying web pages, according to technical usefulness, that
could be used by search engines to
greatly narrow a search scope. This system (code field) along with the
library codes (Dewey or Congress) would go a long way to enable
Now that we have seen the "V Chip" and all kinds of inane ways to
the access of children, let the great wizards do something useful like
provide scholars with a fair warning on each and every web page that
no sign of intelligence, and in particular does not contain the
that its title advertises. Speaking of advertisers, it is common
practice to choose popular technical words for totally insane things
like a rock group just to trick search engines into delivering garbage.
Amoung many fiascos, I exchanged links
several folk and never saw my link on their page so guess where their
went? The bit bucket.
- Code 1. Theory or philosophy which enables understanding of
- Code 2. Data which can be used for scientific research.
- Code 3. Equations which may have theoretical or functional
- Code 4. Government records for public viewing.
- Code 5 Commercial product information which includes
and/or theory of operation.
- Code 6. Advertising that consists of flashy pictures and
intended to arouse interest, but not inform. This code should include
- A Picture
- B Map
- C Diagram
- D Schematic
- E Music
- F Data base
- G Executable
Pique's Rules For Web Pages
- If your page has no technical content it is junk. Just say so.
- If your page has technical content put it up front or provide a
link to it.
- If you want to send cookies and snoop on consumers ask for
- Avoid "memory hog" pictures and "cpu wasting" animations unless
the purpose of your page.
- Put the web address of each page at the bottom of that page for
if it is downloaded.
- Remember that I want to find the energy levels of an electron
care whether your company lives or dies.
- Or read my Science and technology
2. Why computers are so hard to control
Standard interfaces enable easy use.
But standards are violated by many manufacturers to force buyers to a
single source. Just about every piece of hardware or software or new
technology has been designed with unpredictable and hidden twists to
make it difficult to understand and control.
Enormous numbers of things are designed wrong.
In the early DOS based machines when you tried to access a
peripheral device and it did not respond, a bit was set on the
motherboard and it could only be reset by restarting the machine. If
you decided to print and forgot to turn the printer on, then you had to
turn your computer off! This single piece of stupidity has cost
industry millions of dollars.
When the IDE bus was designed it could only support two hard drives. It
should have been set up to support eight devices like SCSI. When
IDE cards were made only one could be used. That also prevented the
user from connecting many hard drives in a single machine.
Similarly the Motherboards were set up so that only one video board
could be used. That prevented the user from using two monitors at
the same time.
Hard drives were designed so that they had to be told by a shorting
clip whether they were master or slave. The system was the opposite of
standardized so that a user spent many tries to find the right pins to
short. Also hard drives could easily have been designed with write
protect tabs or clips like floppies to make them immune to
viruses. Windows could have been designed to run from a CD, once
again providing immunity from many kinds of errors, but the managers
Hard drive software could have been written to enable the user to
control the boot sector and FAT table, and some primitive parts of this
were done, but nothing is out there nice pretty and simple for the user
to fix drives corrupted by viruses or failed partition software.
Hardware interfaces are not documented in the help files. This makes it
very difficult to write code for peripherals.
Windows has not met expectations.
The record is becoming clear on the issue of user control. The
had very little ability and were hard to manage because they were
cryptic. The batch file instructions could not handle any number of the
multitude of tasks needed for backup and file housekeeping. For example
copy the files in this folder that are not found in that folder to
we have seen the parade of increasingly sophisticated windows machines
and although the power has increased the ability of the user to
in the machine's operation has diminished. DOS programs ran in a
directory and unless they went berserk their effect was limited to that
folder. Each file could be replaced by a backup and any corruption thus
In windows 3.1 the windows folder could be backed up periodically
at the first sign of corruption. The responsible files could be
by their date.
With Windows 95 the user cannot determine how corruption has spread
the system. Hyper Terminal cannot answer the phone and cannot be
With Windows 98 came direct cable connection and the failure of the
loader to find files.
Windows Milennium dropped DOS mode and the restore function is not
Windows XP is difficult to network especially to other operating
Linnux is primitive and supposedly well documented, but the
documentation is generally not applicable.
Most computer programmers are paranoid about strangers seeing their
code. They make it proprietary to hide their poor programming. The
market forces users to buy code that then gets thrown in the trash.
Today's programs are so complicated that if you
weren't looking over the shoulder of the guy who wrote it you are out
luck. Software manuals are not worth the paper they are printed on and
don't call and ask. The price is too high. The company has gone out of
business or changed its name like a bunch of famous names just
recently. Often no one knows how the code
any way. The original programmer is long gone.
I write BASIC and C. My programs work. If you can't thouroughly
test your code, it is written wrong.
The Best Science is Heavy Science
The hard sciences use mathematics as their language for description.
cannot get a clear understanding without mathematics so you might as
start learning it now. Contrary to popular belief mathematics is
hard nor unduly boring. Education is exciting and kids love to learn.
no one likes is mathematics and science distorted into a form of
Making learning fun requires hands on machines. No one is more
in learning about a machine than its owner. Owning devices that do
is very important. If your company can give kids samples of your
for toys, they will know how your stuff works and prefer your product
Simple equations make strong statements that hold true everywhere
Take the equation of gravity: F=GMm/r2
This equation holds for each and every pair of particles in the entire
F is the attraction of gravity.
M is the mass of the large object
m is the mass of the other object.
r is the distance between the objects.
G is the universal constant which is the same throughout the universe.
Read about the Big Bang Theory.
See the roots of evolution in physics, a paper on self organizing
or autocatakinetic systems. Thermodynamics,
Evolution, and Behavior by Rod Swenson of the Center for the
Ecological Study of Perception and Action at the University of
For more see the fabulous calculus.
For the ultimate mathematics, see the differential equations of
- Maxwell's Equations.
Want to get in deep? Try Quantum Mechanics.
How I boiled water with the heat of my hand - Test
See my orbit programs in quick BASIC.
Physics links: My Favorites
There is no fun like the fun of running your own machines. This is the
best way to learn.
4. Technology is Hardware
Try playing with Circuits. The five true lies of the Operational
Amplifier. My instruments for static
Try acoustics - a Helmholtz resonator.
Don't hold your breath for my paper on digital signal processing -
Bilinear Transform is delayed. My experiments with sensible
current have produced numbers close to those used by the
5. The Truth About the United States
History is for those with long memories. Most Americans act like they
born yesterday. The right wing dominated news media have mis-educated
many Americans that the country acts like an animal farm. The economic
theory of the day is a cover for hidden schemes to manipulate the
For a short history of the US foreign policy and domestic national
see my history section.
I was there and I saw the news reports. Read my paper on American
prejudices. For a list of issues and where the two major parties
historically stood read my
issues. For a
reasonable definition of market fairness see my paper on the American
6. Why can't you be honest ?
Every country and religious organization worldwide has a number of lies
which they believe. This fault is identified by noticing those beliefs
that they have no evidence for. This is cultural prejudice. Generally
there who doubts the ideology of the day is punished. The US is no
Read my paper on American prejudices.
See the back issues of Free Thoughts
a monthly secular magazine. Read my writings on Atheist
Politics and why the Atheist approach will solve social
Atheism is based on Hard Science. See my
7. A guide to the Political Parties
For the historical position of the political parties on a number
of issues see my summary.
8. I tutor in Math and Science
Just e-mail me
and I will give you my phone number. Then you can call during the free
hours 7-11 pm, and I can talk "all night."
Yes phone is better than Free Online Tutoring in Math and Free
Online Tutoring in Physics.
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