My Complimentary Mail and Constructive Site Comments

start date: 12/15/04

Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2006
(regular email)

I stumbled upon your page and disagreed with some of your views on Marketing. I am not a marketer I am an advertiser. I agreed with some of your views on Advertising. When I checked your mail postings I laughed because concerned with you repeating or repackaging or stealing stuff.
Two quick comments on this.
1. Universal knowledge, opinion, repetition and> basic communication is exactly that.
2. Repetition is the norm so that the majority gets what the minority is saying.
The one thing I do know is that a conversation with you would be worth repeating.
[ Thanks for your comments. The difference between advertising and marketing to me is this: The advertiser "shows" what he has to offer which is a service I appreciate. The marketer "pushes" his stuff at you. Marketing is the middle ground between legitimate commerce and confidence schemes.

I don't accept any middle ground here. On my web site, I don't push my views through your email box. Those views are only accessible to those who actively seek out my site ... and ... they are free to leave at any time ... and ... I will not follow them with solicitations. I wouldn't have it any other way.

As to stealing ideas and such ... I never put anything on my site that was another's idea knowingly. It's all mine or the other party is sited. Often, others will have the same idea. This is fine with me. But I don't go out looking to see if any other person thought of it first. After all, there is no money or patents involved.

Here is a typical example: I designed a keyboard wherein you could span two octaves with one hand. After a few years, someone pointed out that it was basically the same design as that of the buttons on one side of an accordion. So I made an addendum to that page to show that it was already thought of before. I would be embarrassed to put something non-original on my site but I expect to have that happen now and then because we are all looking at the same reality with the same type of brain and so can be expected to come up with the same solutions occasionally. ]

Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006
00:02:20 -0400 (EDT)

I am an aspiring artist and read up on your philosophical positions concerning the topic (after a bit of google searching). As a result, I have found your readings to be quite inspiring, allowing me to further my aspiration to a universal idea of art. Thank you for your time in reading this e-mail.
[And thank you for maintaining a sense of rationality which you must have if you are able to understand my writing]
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006
19:55:13 -0400 (EDT)

On your recent page on Rock music. A few things - 1) I think you're missing the point of music, it's to be listened to not logically broken down, that kind of ruins the effect. 2) I believe many songs today can still evoke emotions in people, happens to me all the time. "Hurt" Johnny Cash. "Jolene" The White Stripes. and etc. 3) As far as a Bass lead, I'm not sure exactly what you qualify as a lead but check out "European Son" The Velvet Underground. The only real melody of the song is the bass. 4) As far as female singers you're not looking far enough. Have you ever listened to any Indie rock at all? Rilo Kiley just off the top of my head. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs ( though I don't like them). The Magik Markers great, great, no wave band. The Arcade Fire HAS a female who sings on some of the songs and I believe plays keyboards as well. I assume you we're being sarcastic about the last part, but you might want to be careful it's kind of difficult to tell. Misogyny is not cool.
[Logically breaking down things is what I do. Everything can be broken down ... or ... it breaks down of its own. Such is the fate of anything not rigorously understood. PS: I don't follow what is going on in current music ... too many other things to do.]
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006
07:24:36 -0400 (EDT)

Hello, I have read your site and I must say that it is very inspiring. You seem to awoken something inside my mind and since I have awoken from a deep mental slumber. I have also found some articles I believe you may be interested in. Some of them are @ .....I am from Lufkin, TX. I am an electrician on a deepwater drilling rig.
[Sounds like an interesting occupation. I wonder ... are you allowed to fish off the rig on your off time? I would imagine some types of fish would hang around an oil rig ... especially if you threw your leftovers over the side after every meal.]
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006
17:12:02 -0400 (EDT)

just wondering how comfortable it would be to walk in a straight line (not turning) in a pair of your improved sandals...seems like one would have to balance on those rounded soles ?
[You didn't read it right. The rounded bottoms were to go only one "basketball shoes" ... nothing else. They'd be stupid in any other context.]
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006
19:51:56 -0400

Acharya S sent me to your site. Rarely have I read much on this world wide mess that makes much sense. You have provided with exceptional reading and even given me some food for thought. In a phrase, your web materials have provided me with an unparalleled delight.
Dr. W. Sumner Davis

"When freedom is taken away by force it can be restored by force. But when it is relinquished voluntarily, it can never be recovered."
[Well, it's a real pleasure to get your email. I admire Acharya for being a true "bell ringer", i.e. the truth is like a bell ... some are little tinkly things ... hers is like King Gong. I was just thinking the other day ... "The fate of civilization is determined by the honor of a few good men and by nothing else. If they aren't there ... there is no hope." She's one of the few.]
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006
14:38:53 -0400 (EDT)

I havent read all your site, but I did enjoy your opinions on art and compostition--Becky in California
[NObody has read all my site ... not even me! Too many posts to read ...]
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006
15:35:12 -0400 (EDT)

wow, some interesting writings. i think i'll throw some homoerotic stuff in here to in hopes of making the kinky mail "sac". The site deserves a bookmark, and shit, well maybe I'll even gmail myself the URL for home viewing...
[If you write anything else, I hope it will be sincere. Hate, Kinky and Friendly aren't much fun unless your heart is in it.]
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006
14:44:36 -0400 (EDT)

I was reading your entry titled From Production to Transfer Economy. You were just guessing about some numbers so I looked them up. Although I was not in disagreement with your basic premise, I was shocked to see that there was a sizeable decline in mining, manufacturing, agriculture and construction as a percent of our GDP since 1970. It dropped from 66% of our GDP to 43% in 2004 (last year I have data for). During the same time frame, our GDP growth from year to year has also declined. Over the same time period, it dropped from double digits (10-12%) to 3 or 4% (3% in 2001). That data was from the UN statistics. Thinking there might be a different picture using US statistics, I went to the BEA site and was even more shocked to see that 'transfer economics' (more restrictively defined by BEA) has grown enormously and personal transfers now exceed personal income. This definition of transfer income does not include banking and investing, but does include lawsuits and other transfers that are not balanced with a product (real or virtual). I hate you! Not really, but I don't like the simple catagorization of comments. Do people really use these catagories appropriately? And why do you lump compliments and contructive remarks together? Why not put compliments with kink or something? Hmmm, I am going to fill out something here and something under 'constructive' at the same time and see what happens.
[It doesn't matter which line you fill out. It just ends up in my mailbox and I sort them out. The categories I've selected are subject to change. Originally I had only hate mail because I got lots of it and I liked it and thought others might like it as well ;o)]
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006
22:21:32 -0400 (EDT)

I love your site. Great job. The fact that you raised your IQ from 127 to 165 to something really inspires me to do the same. Thanks.
[Yeah, thanks. But I didn't get any money as a result so it's hardly worthwhile.]
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006
21:34:39 -0500 (EST)

Thanks for your page on Watts, Amps and Volts... It actually helped me figure out somehting about 12v products for my truck. As a trucker I use a LOT of them, and it helped me figure out how to properly manage them :)
[Wow! Somebody actually got some use out of my site.]
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006
23:41:40 -0500 (EST)

I read the section of your page on basketball and i thought it was absolute genious it made me realize that while i probably dont have a future in college ball i just like to play because its fun and ill probably just join some rec league. also your tips on shooting the ball were excellent and have improved the concistency of my shot. you sound like youre the same size as me but im only 16 so maybe by the time im 20 i wont see my head when i get out of the shower, but that is inprobable
[Thanks. I must have played B-ball in my backyard for a few thousand hours when I was a teenager. Do yourself a favor and get an electronic piano at Sam's for only $400 (the one with 88 weighted, full sized keys) ... then put all the hours you'd waste on basketball into the piano and you'll have something really worthwhile when you get older. You probably won't but ... when you get to be 30ish, remember, I told you so. PS You can play 30 minutes per day just for exercise though.]
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006
15:12:08 -0500 (EST)

I love the optomitrist rant. If wearing glasses does not cause your vision to worsen, why the heck do we need prescriptions? I've had similiar problems except with an astigmatism to confuse more money out. I ended up ordering glasses online yet felt like I was conspiring with some known radicals. Is it really too late to take this country back?
[Yes, it's too late. We are all doomed by the optometrists. Thank you ... they still hate me for the fact that you can only get glasses in increments of .25 ... thus, we do not need them ... thus, they rankle ... thus, my heart soars like a bird.]
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006
12:51:59 -0500 (EST)

I commend you on your challenge to the "establishment". Your site has some fantastic information. I was sent a link to that site and and was asked if I felt that I fit the description of a quack. You are dead on about him as everything that he preaches as "truth" is stripped from textbooks and we all know the textbooks do not have the answers. Kudos to you for the fun site!
[Another one. I swoon.]
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006

Your Website was found by accident. I don't actually spend my time searching for people such as you [don't take that wrong - it is a complement]. I expected that such would exist but i am too much occupied with my own original work [well, i believed it was original ].
I am now thinking of something productive to write you....
Well i liked the look and feel of your site. It was attractive and then the material presented was very interesting for me, because i have occupied myself with similar subjects and broad scope all my life.
Your site is crafted like a Sibelius symphony, lean and all skeleton and muscle. Excellent use of graphics too to illustrate otherwise difficult-to-explain concepts.
I was most impressed by [1] the absense of pseudo-science, [2] your honest handling of the male-female gender issue and [3] your handling of the alien issue [exactly as i have told it for years - but no one will believe me].
I was struck by your self discipline to resist extrapolation into fantasy. Which so many otherwise great minds in fact do, but don't even notice it themselves. But i DO notice!
Also you have a very low bias quotient. As you know we are all biassed and have our little pet hates and pet views. But i found your presentation [and yes, i have read almost ALL of it! - and yes, it is a BIG site and some of the material is not exactly easy] has the lowest bias quotient i have ever encountered. What bias there is, does not irritate me to a degree were i can't enjoy and learn from your work.
Your treatment of the Iraeli Palestinian conflict was impecably objective. You resisted giving credits to Islam which that Religion don't deserse, while respecting individual Palestinian human beings who are being severely abused. You also resisted getting on the bandwagon of "Gods Chosen".
It is often true that those who have wide all embracing interest to understand how "everything" works, end up with very low bias self-world models. Take "self-importance". What is that? We are only what we build and leave to posterity. That is,.... other, than a centre of observation [built by the brain] for a time in the Universe.
Finally your site radiates for ME, a certain joy, humour and even optimism [!] which is hard to pin down. I suppose it is an appreciation of the whole of life and of science and philosophy and a recognition of the stupidity, superstition, etc., etc., we observe all around us, and we could, if we loose our guard, fall into.
[My best compliment since being on the Web. Tears flow freely. I am consumed.]
Fri, 6 Jan 2006
19:36:40 -0500 (EST)

Absolutely profound! Terrific! I want to travel in space.Thanks keep on writing! We need all of the information, diagrams, etc that you put onto your site. It's super!
[And thank you for your appreciation.]
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006
07:46:24 -0500 (EST)

This is a great website. It is good fun, too. And do keep the sarcasm, it's enjoyable. I saved the link and I visit the website regularly. All the best. :)
[Thanks ... but if you really appreciate my site please find something to hate and "do the other thing" too ;o)]
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005
12:23:33 -0400 (EDT)

Hi there Author, whoops - can't press the "enter" key or will send you an unfinished comment! I wish to send grateful appreciation and copious encouragement for your unexpected site (I was searching for information about electrical power usage). It's so refreshing to read an opinion seemingly unrestrained by the boundaries of accepted "correctness". I have bookmarked the address, and am also forwarding it on to my nearest and dearest. I'll be back to browse your interesting and amusing observations whenever I can. With Lots of Love xxx
[Thank you. It's unrestrained because I have nothing to lose ;o) ]
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005
21:44:51 -0400 (EDT)

I am quite impressed with your views on the nature of man and the universe, particularly in respect to Planck's constant and the rainforest. (Who knew those would ever be in the same sentence?) I'd like to ask what you think about HIV & AIDS as an "equalizing" force of nature. Consider this- as humans make up more and more of the total biomass on this planet, more and more diseases will infect humans specifically, as the opportunity cost of infecting other, more rare species will go up. Any thoughts?
[Interesting idea. It may indeed be more cost effective (genetics-wise) to infect us. However, don't tell that to the viruses ... let them figure it out for themselves. Seriously, the mechanism for viruses to use us as a genetics laboratory (instead of other potential laboratories) would be due solely to the fact that we are, as you say, a significant (and growing) part of the biomass. I think you're right. Hopefully, by the time this becomes a significant factor for us, we will have the means to combat it. I think we should have a handle on all disease mechanisms whatsoever within another 3 or 4 centuries. That is ... if ... civilization does not collapse ... which to me appears increasingly likely.]
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005
21:43:06 -0400

You Remind me of Tolkien
I am very impressed with your views and how you express them. Not since I accidentally stumbled across original writings by Tolkein have I been so impressed by a writer.
Please express yourself tersely, pleasantly. angrily or politely, but definitely lose your sarcasm. You are a world class writer who's sarcasm may attract idiots who are borderline smart enough to know you are calling them idiots. Instead, fool em into listening!
[That's quite a compliment. Maybe I shall reduce the sarcasm ... well, I'll think about it anyway. Thank you.]
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005
23:10:12 -0400 (EDT)

its funny. you have 3 "AOL Sucks" pages, yet at the top of your #3 page you advocate using the Walmart ISP. ha ha ha ha. that's RUN BY AOL!!! Oops. You should take that down.
[Yes, I'm aware that WalMart's web business is an old version of AOL and ... it may indeed be mechanically run by AOL ... but ... WalMart has the final say here. They are a much bigger gorilla than AOL (by far). Any funny stuff by Case & Company and the deal is over and AOL gets its pants sued off. I have no worries here at all.]
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005
11:50:56 -0400 (EDT)

to give you a whisper-like vote of encouragement--drowing amid the sea of ignorant apathy--i think what you've got to say is a little more significant than just "interesting" .. don't stop.
[Thank you for the encouragement. It's good to hear something nice on one's birthday ... 7/10/48 ]
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005
22:44:05 -0400 (EDT)

Great job you are doing. Really constructive and thought-provoking. I read an article recently about sponges on earth who can build glass tubes that marvel even architechts. Heard about this?
[No, but I suppose I will soon. Thanks.]
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005
22:55:21 -0400 (EDT)

I'm so tired of the fear that weighs us down with wrong assumptions. Thank you.
[I'm never afraid ... just a little sick of it ;o)]
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005
23:49:32 -0400 (EDT)

I stumbled across your site while searching for a definition of art..(actually, it came up top of the list, you little manipulator, you!)...Anyway, just wanted to offer a resounding thumbs up! (can yah hear it??!!)...I cannot tell you how unequivocally thankful I am that you use your powers for good and not evil! And that you are in Texas...why it almost makes up for the elect...oh well, let's not go there; it's been such a pleasant journey thus far...
[And thank you! See my 26 May 2005 hatemail for the opposite view. PS- I manipulate the search engines by ... trying to be as truthful as possible about the content of my pages. It's one of the few places where not being deceitful actually brings better results.]
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005
23:29:42 -0400 (EDT)

your method of increasing intelligence is very interesting, but you do not tell what things we should think about, becasue some things dont seem to lead to effective thinking, in other words its hard to understand what I should think about or how to think in order to increase IQ
[Think about anything which you deem to be rational. If it is not conducive to increasing your intelligence, you will drop it as soon as you detect it to be a dead end. IN other words, unless you are truly mentally disabled you must necessarily improve over time as long as you remain active in the "normal fashion".]
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005
08:03:15 -0400 (EDT)

Interesting site. May not have always agreed with all your ideas, but I enjoyed thinking them through. Nicely laid out format. Enjoyed your hate-mail responses. Keep up the thought processes. Thanks again for the fun.
[Thanks. You'd have to have no personal viewpoints to agree with everything here. In fact, if anyone says "I've read your entire site" ... I can say ... "Then how come you're not mad?"]
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005
12:05:36 -0400 (EDT)

Nice site, you got a massive effin brain I bet. To quote the words of Goofy from the movie Goof Troop. "On a scale of 1 to 10, 4 being the highest, I give you a 12."
[Thanks so "effin" mucho! I got one hate and one thanx today. Yours was better.]
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005
00:37:57 -0400 (EDT)

What a beautifully designed and intelligently delivered website. I don't agree with all of your opinions, but you state them so thoughtfully, who could be (too) offended? Also, thanks for the info on the rocket equation... I am using it as a reference (with due credit) for a writing assignment in my nanotchnology class. Kathy H.
[Well, thank you for your comments. I retire tonight appreciated. This is even better than hate (although hate is also good ;o) ]
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005
09:48:15 -0400 (EDT)

My kinky opinion? Yes. Reading your theory makes me remember the most recent debate among leading string theorists abou who was the first to notice that mass of proton equals 6 {\pi}^5 electron mases. So, "kinkyness" has many faces. BTW, I like the word "TRAASHU" from your dictionary. You did hit the nail straight this time.
[No ... not kinky. Thanks for the "6piefive". I hadn't seen that before.]
PS: Should be written ... 6 x [3.14159...]5 = ~ 1836

Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005
05:12:28 -0500 (EST)

Thanks! Your page about AOL helped me convince a computer illiterate friend NOT to subject themselves to the indignity of volunteering to be the victim of the electronic rape that is AOL.
[You are most welcome. Whenever I put up a "sucks" page it may not seem worthwhile ... but after several people DON'T subscribe to AOL or whatever ... it gets 'em in the wallet. As the sucks pages grow, so does AOL diminish.]
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005
14:24:26 EST

Subject: A-O-HELL
Thank you for validating my intense rage re: A-O-Hell, as I've named it.
[ You are most welcome kind lady, and my sympathies as well]

Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005
00:12:27 -0500 (EST)

I stumbled onto your site about an hour ago, and I'm still here. That is why I filled this note in "Complimentary Remarks." I just want to make a couple of points after reading your plans to self-publish a book. First point: don't expect to make any money. Even if you plan to offer your book in electronic format, you will still need to keep your day job. That's the way it is. But - my second point - don't let that discourage you. I have self-published books on two entirely different subjects and sales are invariably flat. What makes it worthwhile is the feedback showing that I have made a difference in some positive way. In my case, my books have even been referred to by the gurus of their respective subjects, which I regard as an honor in my case. I don't know if that would give you the same kind of satisfaction that it does for me, but my point is not to regard book sales as the most important indicator of success as an author. My guess is that you won't have a problem with that. So I suggest you go ahead with the likes of Amazon (plus offering it over your web). It's free exposure that will reach far more people than your website, even if your hits continue to increase. It's not about money anyway.
[The book thing is long over and done with. I don't regret writing my book ... only paying to have it published. Believe me, I'll never go down that road again. If I should write another book, it will just go straight online free. I now make a couple bucks a day with ads so my site will pay for itself ... though it won't ever pay me for my time. Thanks anyway.]
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005
00:53:24 -0500 (EST)

To: From: Add to Address BookAdd to Address Book Subject: Site Comments These pathetic Religious fools only prove to strengthen your points with their sad attempts to rouse you, good christians indeed. Thank you whoever you are for opening minds everywhere.
[Hey, take it easy. Christians are my favorite haters.]
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005
00:58:34 -0500 (EST)

Thank you, sir, for having the balls to tell it to us like it is. With all the weak-kneed politically-correct types endlessly bludgeoning my psyche with mindless tree-hugging nonsense, I can only feel that your existence proves there is a God except that you already proved no such metaparent exists. May your brain remain intact
[Muchas gracias mi amigo]
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005
20:57:10 -0500 (EST)

Did i lose my mind? Nope cause i found its here!!! HA-Ha-HA-HA-HA-Ha-HAAAAA+_GAh. Heh-heh-hehh. Giggle Puke snot. I LIKE IT.
[Thanks ... I think ...]
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005
21:10:09 -0500 (EST)

I really really enjoy the conclusions you come up generally in the MarsUFO category and I thank you for releasing them on to the net!!!
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005
20:55:07 -0500 (EST)

Dear Website Writer, It has been a while since I sent you your first compliment. Since then it has been nice to see that you've gathered some nice letters from other people than just me. Us geniuses do think alike, do we not? Those hate mail writers are among many who are brainwashed by unrealistic ideas. My only hope is that they can break away from the cattle hearding to different religons and just be happy with who you are. Take a different look at life, one with much more sarcasm and humor. Hate mail writers should not include so much explicit content in their writing. Why not just write asshole or shit head a thousand times to this website?, It might relieve some stress, Hate mail writers. Yours Sincerely, An Anonymous Person
[Shhhh!! ... Don't discourage them. It's often the best part of my day. I mean that ;o) ]
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005
06:05:28 -0500 (EST)

what a fascinating venue for sociollogical observations this internet is. I would like to see more poeple of your inquisitive intellect in this world, so please go to your community school and try to teach or instill youngsters to think. It will require making thinking "cool" to combat group conformitty pressures.
[Thanks. Wish I had time to teach. I think it would be an interesting profession. ]
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005
00:18:33 -0500 (EST)

You are cool guy whoever you are... I've been dealing with AOL off and on for about a year because they kept giving me freebies, but then after a week long adventure of deleting, then reinstalling their software, I finally gave up and went with earthlink thru sprint. The scary part is how identical they sounded to AOL where I have this suspicion that workers from India are being courted as their workforce... Amazingly I am again in agreement with reference to William Gates, as I discovered that ridding onesself of Windows software means losing your entirety of work when dealing from a point of a laptop that has no flashdrive capacity, a thing I learned the hard way as now the collector of over 100 floppy copys... You think Michael Dell is also one of those who has run amok? Thanks for the site which is ultra cool! Keep up the fight!
[They all turn into amok-schmucks after they make a few "bill" ]
Tue, 4 Jan 2005
14:55:49 -0500 (EST)

Not bad, when I grow up I want to be just like you :)
[A very sensible kid but don't poke yer eye out. I am blind in one eye ... some say two.]
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004
10:55:09 -0500 (EST)

A wonderous site the best dry humor ever!
[If this keeps up, I'm gonna' get carpal tunnel syndrome.]
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004
11:07:18 -0500 (EST)

Thank you. I completely agree with you. It's refreshing and reassuring to find another voice in the wilderness.
[See? ... all you hate-mongers? There are those among us "who feel that life is NOT a joke". ]
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004
11:13:09 -0500 (EST)

Thanks. Discovering another voice of reason is reassuring. As fifty-five year old professional artist I need to know that there is someone out there in the great void who understands the difference between art and nothing or art and shit, which is worse than nothing. J. A. Barton -
[I appreciate your positive comments. They don't make me laugh like some of my hatemail ... but they are certainly more meaningful.]
I breathlessly await my first compliment   :o| ... And \/ here \/ it is! - EBTX
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004
15:22:22 -0500 (EST)

Dear Man that writes these things on this website, I do not understand why you get so much hate mail. I understand why people may get slightly offensive at your remarks, but obviously, if they took that much time out of their day to write the word fuck to you eight hundred times, then they must have relized that they were wasting part of their life trying to make you feel like a total asshole, when it dosen't even work? I personly think your website is full of good natured humor and eye opening ideas. Yours truly, an anonymous person.
[ And ... here it is. I'm ... blushing ...]
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