From: Winfield Hill
Subject: Re: Solid State Tesla Coil Success!
Date: 28 Dec 2002 02:22:37 -0800
Organization: Rowland Institute
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> Winfield Hill wrote:
>> Michael wrote...
>>> Gibbo wrote:
>>>> Initially I thought News2020 was a lunatic of some sort.
>>>> Then my opinion changed to him being a troll.
>>>> Now I'm back to him being a looney. He has too much spare
>>>> time to spend on this shite he keeps typing. If that is
>>>> the case can I please urge 2020 to go and see a doctor.
>>>> It's no longer even amusing.
>>> Just kill file him for your own sanity.
>> Sure, if he needs to. But I don't agree with his assessment,
>> I find the News2020 postings very interesting, rather an art
>> form, even poetic and filled with creativity. They contain
>> a certain self consistency that enhances their reading.
>> Does he have massive ROFLOLTIGTD laughter over our feeble
>> responses, not at all in his league?
>> Or does he strongly believe all these things he writes for
>> us? How are we to tell?
> He likely does. The only hint I have (another consistency
> thing) is that he apparently cannot or will not muster the
> technical expertise to take instrumented readings as asked.
> In my (limited) experience, the likely reasons are: that he
> does not trust the scientific method for some foggy reason,
> that he thinks we are asking him to expend his time looking
> for "bogus" data that will misdirect him from seeing the
> "real" signals, or that doing the tests will pull the
> support out from under his persecution complex (assuming he
> has one).
I see other reasons, if we take his posts literally. For one
thing, all the observations seem based from within his room,
for example evaluating noises in the gutter or whatever, but
without going outside to inspect, get up on a ladder and find
the stuck tree branch, etc. He see discs in the tree across
the street but doesn't go over to investigate more closely.
This all reminds me of the writings of an invalid (from a book
I read as a boy), someone who is stuck in his room all day,
everyday, and who tries to evaluate with limited information
(noises, flashes of reflected light, etc.) and with a strong
imagination, the unseen world out there beyond the wall.
Also, it's not clear he has any instruments or the electronics
skills to take any measurements. He doesn't have a friend or
relative who has the instruments to do so (we do, but he's not
willing to reveal himself - his name and address).
> News2020, if you read this, please do take the trouble to
> take some measurements as suggested if for no other reason
> to eliminate the possibility that we're right.
Or email one of us you trust, we can set something up.