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Action at a distance: (research#138)

de Forest, the transistor:

And finally, since 1906, when Lee de Forest invented the valve amplifier, we have the possibility to modulate the low frequencies of music, such as record grooves, as electromagnetic high frequencies, to thus transmit without substance, so that Tchaichovskyssss overture can sound out on any simple transistor radio on any cross-country bus.

[Friedrich Kittler. Pynchon and Electro-mysticism]

see also Thomas Pynchon. Against the Day. p29

The relay or transistor as enabling (digital) computation - a certain form of computation in relation to a simulation (of the world) - the action at a distance of such components implies this separation of/for another world (the seperate interiority of execution - a question of a taking place, a "where" for the viral - in my system, in the executable heart of the machine - hiding in memory. a ghost resident).

also (spooky) action at a distance within physics (according to Einstein). see:



Current physical theories incorporate the upper limit on propagation of interaction as one of their basic building blocks, hence ruling out instantaneous action-at-a-distance. While a nave interpretation of quantum mechanics appears to imply the ability to send signals faster than the speed of light, careful reasoning about these cases shows that no physical signals are actually being sent. Einstein coined the term "spooky action at a distance" to describe these situations, which exhibit quantum entanglement. Relativistic quantum field theory requires interactions to propagate at less than the speed of light, so quantum entanglement cannot be used for faster-than-light-speed propagation of matter, energy, or information. However, it must be understood that a change to one entangled particle does indeed affect the other instantaneously, but this is only known after the experiment is performed and notes are compared, therefore there is no way to actually send information faster than the speed of light. Einstein could not believe this, and therefore he proposed, along with Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen, a thought experiment called the EPR paradox. John Bell derived an inequality that showed a testable difference between the predictions of quantum mechanics and local hidden variables theories. Experiments testing Bell-type inequalities in situations analogous to EPR's thought experiments have been consistent with the predictions of quantum mechanics, giving strong evidence for nonlocality.

completed exec board: (switch#4)

With crocodile clips for attachment to board to be rendered executable. Software to follow needs to perform operations as follows using 128 bit opcode:

Data (one bit to be shifted through by software) on pin 2 (0x378 - data port)

Latch is pin 14 (bit 2 on 0x37A - control port)

Clock is 1 (1st bit on 0x37A)

The last two are inverted:

#define CLOCKHI  1 // (Binary 00000001)
#define CLOCKLO  3 // (Binary 00000011)
#define LATCHHI  2 // (Binary 00000010)
#define LATCHLO  3 // (Binary 00000011)

for (x=0;x>16;x++){   
  bitpattern = bits(x)
  for (y=0;y<8;y++){
    outb(bitpattern & 1,0x378);    out &H378,bitpattern and 1 'output rightmost bit 
    outb(CLOCKHI, 0x37A);
    outb(CLOCKLO, 0x37A);   
    bitpattern = bitpattern/2
outb(LATCHHI, 037A);
outb(LATCHLO, 037A);

// possibly with some pauses/timing adjustments

borrowed from good old: http://computerchristmas.com/index.phtml?link=how_to&:=25