July 17th, 2006

Asmodeus

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake triggers Tsunami

 • Magnitude 7.2 - SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA — 2006 July 17 08:19:30 UTC
 • July 2006 Java earthquake

CNN :: Indonesia: 5 dead as quake triggers tsunami :: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said in a radio address that the fatalities followed a quake measured at magnitude 7.2, according to the Associated Press. Thousands of people fled to higher ground in and around the resort of Pangandaran -- some climbing trees or crowding into mosques to pray, according to AP. Roads were blocked and power cut across much of the area. "All the houses are destroyed along the beach," Teti, a woman at Pangandaran, told el-Shinta radio station. "Small hotels are completely destroyed and at least one restaurant was washed away." The International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC) issued a tsunami watch after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 rumbled in the Indian Ocean 220 miles south of Jakarta. According to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center Web site, the quake hit at 3:19 p.m. local time (4:19 a.m. ET). The International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) earlier issued a tsunami watch. The quake had a magnitude of 7.2, and was centered 220 miles south of Jakarta in the Indian Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center Web site. The quake hit at 3:19 p.m. local time (4:19 a.m. ET). The ITIC said the tsunami watch is in effect for parts of Indonesia and Australia. Several strong aftershocks have also been felt, according to Indonesian radio. In May, an earthquake in the Indonesian region of Yogyakarta killed more than 6,000 people and displaced more than 200,000, according to United Nations figures. A massive tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004 killed more than 200,000 people in 12 countries.

Asmodeus

Two Worlds

Put your faith in what you most believe in
Two worlds, one family
Trust your heart
Let fate decide
To guide these lives we see

A paradise untouched by man
Within this world blessed with love
A simple life, they live in peace

Softly tread the sand below your feet now
Two worlds, one family
Trust your heart
Let fate decide
To guide these lives we see

Beneath the shelter of the trees
Only love can enter here
A simple life, they live in peace

Raise your head up
Lift high the load
Take strength from those that need you
Build high the walls
Build strong the beams
A new life is waiting
But danger's no stranger here

No words describe a mother's tears
No words can heal a broken heart
A dream is gone, but where there's hope

Somewhere something is calling for you
Two worlds, one family
Trust your heart
Let fate decide
To guide these lives we see

(first track on Tarzan soundtrack)

Armageddon on last night, which Roger Ebert wrote: "the movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained." lol. actually, 2010 seems more fitting since Discovery & her crew returns to a vastly different world. except for one thing ... the folks who love them. really, i need to get a list of space shuttle movies. in Armageddon, Grace & Harry are at Launch Complex 34 & there's a shot of a plaque: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE SO OTHERS COULD REACH FOR THE STARS - AD ASTRA PER ASPERA (A ROUGH ROAD LEADS TO THE STARS) GOD SPEED TO THE CREW OF APOLLO 1.

 • Ad astra :: The phrase may have its origin with Seneca the Younger, who wrote non est ad astra mollis e terris via ("there is no easy way from the earth to the stars"), or possibly from Virgil, who wrote sic itur ad astra ("thus you shall go to the stars"; Aeneid book IX, line 641) and opta ardua pennis astra sequi, ("they choose hardship that follow the stars on wings"; book XII, lines 892–893).

 • Kansas State Motto :: There has been some speculation that the motto, Ad Astra per Aspera, was formed by the fusion of ideas and words from two lines in Virgil's Aenid. The two lines are sic itur ad astra, from Book IX (line 641) and opta ardua pennis astra sequi, from Book XII (lines 892-3).

hmm... Book IX. from Book VI: "Romans, these are your arts: to bear dominion over the nations, to impose peace, to spare the conquered and subdue the proud."

The stars in silent order mov'd around;
And Peace, with downy wings, was brooding on the ground
The flocks and herds, and party-color'd fowl,
Which haunt the woods, or swim the weedy pool,
Stretch'd on the quiet earth, securely lay,
Forgetting the past labors of the day.

Asmodeus

STS-121 Landing





STS-121 Discovery
Landing Facility: KSC
Landing Date: July 17, 2006
Landing Time: 09:14 a.m. EDT | 13:14 UT

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STS-121 MCC Status Report #07

The STS-121 Mission Management Team Friday decided to extend Discovery’s flight by an additional day to 13 days after reviewing the rate at which the orbiter’s consumables are being used. The extra day will allow a third spacewalk to test thermal protection system repair techniques and evaluate a thermal imaging camera. With the mission extension, landing is now planned at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, July 17 at 8:12 a.m. CDT. [06:12AM PDT | 09:12AM EDT | 13:12UT].

Current Weather Conditions (NASA Shuttle Landing Facility) :: NOAA | Weather Underground

NASA Landing Blog :: 7:56 a.m. - Mission control has given Discovery the go for deorbit burn! 8:07 a.m. - Discovery's deorbit burn has begun. The ship is currently over the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Sumatra. This burn will last for three minutes and slow the shuttle down by approximately 205 mph to begin its descent home to Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Landing Blog :: 9:15 a.m. - Touchdown! Discovery has safely landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (last minute redirect to Runway 15 due to some showers popping up around the Kennedy landing field).

CNN's space guru has a big dopey grin on his face.

Asmodeus

At the Beginning (Discovery STS-121 Touchdown)

Well the orbiters like to be in space. Once they get up there,
our shuttles do well. They like being there.

—NASA Space Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins (retired)

We were strangers
Starting out on a journey
Never dreaming
What we'd have to go through
Now here we are
And I'm suddenly standing
At the beginning with you

No one told me
I was going to find you
Unexpected
What you did to my heart
When I lost hope
You were there to remind me
This is the start

Chorus:
And life is a road
And I wanna keep going
Love is a river
I wanna keep flowing
Life is a road
Now and forever
Wonderful journey

I'll be there
When the world stops turning
I'll be there
When the storm is through
In the end I want to be standing
At the beginning with you

We were strangers
On a crazy adventure
Never dreaming
How our dreams would come true
Now here we stand
Unafraid of the future
At the beginning with you

Chorus

I knew there was somebody somewhere
Like me alone in the dark
Now I know my dream will live on
I've been waiting so long
Nothing is going to tear us apart

Chorus

Life is a road and I wanna keep going
Love is a river I wanna keep going on
Starting out on a journey
Life is a road and I wanna keep going
Love is a river I wanna be flowing
In the end I wanna be standing
at the beginning ... with you

[14-Oct-2010 @ 7:24am PDT]

QWERTY 2172 = WE WERE STRANGERS STARTING OUT ON A JOURNEY. NEVER DREAMING WHAT WE'D HAVE TO GO THROUGH. NOW HERE WE ARE AND I'M SUDDENLY STANDING AT THE BEGINNING WITH YOU § NO ONE TOLD ME I WAS GOING TO FIND YOU. UNEXPECTED WHAT YOU DID TO MY HEART WHEN I LOST HOPE YOU WERE THERE TO REMIND ME,THIS IS THE START = DEAR TO YOU IS YOUR WIFE, DEARER TO YOU IS WISDOM, DEAREST TO YOU AM I. THOUGH CHOSEN, YOU TREMBLE, AND IN HESITATING YOU SIN. DO NOT THEREFORE [HESITATE] TO KNOW THE MIND AND THE FLESH; BUT OBEY ME, FOR I AM YOUR LEADER, AND THE CREATOR OF ALL SPIRITS. ALL THESE THINGS ARE FROM ME, AND ARE PERMITTED TO YOU ({50} The Complete Enochian Dictionary) = THE CENTRE FOR CULTURAL STUDIES PRESENTS: ACCELERATIONISM :: THIS ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM WILL THINK THROUGH THE IMPLICATIONS OF ACCELERATIONISM IN THE LIGHT OF THE FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION OF NICK LAND'S FANGED NOUMENA: COLLECTED WRITINGS 1987-2007 AND BENJAMIN NOYS'S THE PERSISTENCE OF THE NEGATIVE.

QWERTY 1328 = STS-121 DISCOVERY · COMMANDER STEVEN W. LINDSEY · PILOT MARK E. KELLY · MISSION SPECIALIST 1 MICHAEL E. FOSSUM · MISSION SPECIALIST 2 LISA NOWAK · MISSION SPECIALIST 3 STEPHANIE WILSON · MISSION SPECIALIST 4 PIERS SELLERS = FANGED NOUMENA WILL ALLOW A PERSPECTIVE ON THE ENTIRE TRAJECTORY OF THIS PROVOCATIVE AND INFLUENTIAL THINKER'S WORK, AND WILL INTRODUCE HIS UNIQUE VOICE TO A NEW GENERATION OF READERS = REFEREE'S REVIEW OF "PHOTO ANALYSIS OF AN AERIAL DISC OVER COSTA RICA," BY HAINES AND VALLEE, PREPARED BY MARILYN E. BRUNER, SR. STAFF SCIENTIST, LOCKHEED PALO ALTO RESEARCH LABORATORY = THE PLAYWRIGHT'S JOB IS TO BE GOD AND SEE THE WORLD FROM EVERYONE'S PERSPECTIVE, AND THE ACTOR'S JOB IS TO SEE IT FROM THEIR COMPLETELY SPECIFIC PERSPECTIVE ON A LEVEL OF DETAIL I SIMPLY CANNOT SEE.

QWERTY 209 = AT THE BEGINNING WITH YOU = AMERICAN ACCESS TO SPACE = CRUMBLE AND CUSTARD.

QWERTY 240 = APPLE CRUMBLE AND CUSTARD = 2604 = 114 + 121 + 115 + 116 + 117 + 118 + 120 + 122 + 123 + 124 + 126 + 119 + 125 + 127 + 128 + 129 + 130 + 131 + 132 + 133 + 134 (Qwerty Values include 11=11, 24=24).

QWERTY 168 = [2+6+0+4 = 1+1+4 + 1+2+1 + 1+1+5 + 1+1+6 + 1+1+7 + 1+1+8 + 1+2+0 + 1+2+2 + 1+2+3 + 1+2+4 + 1+2+6 + 1+1+9 + 1+2+5 + 1+2+7 + 1+2+8 + 1+2+9 + 1+3+0 + 1+3+1 + 1+3+2 + 1+3+3 + 1+3+4] = [1.5.6 = 1+1+4 + 1+2+1 + 1+1+5 + 1+1+6 + 1+1+7 + 1+1+8 + 1+2+0 + 1+2+2 + 1+2+3 + 1+2+4 + 1+2+6 + 1+1+9 + 1+2+5 + 1+2+7 + 1+2+8 + 1+2+9 + 1+3+0 + 1+3+1 + 1+3+2 + 1+3+3 + 1+3+4] = (4^4)+(3^3)+(2^2)+(1^1)=288=TETRAKYS FORM (Numbers, Magick & Motion) = PHALCON ON THE DIAMOND (26-Dec-2006) = DECIMAL LABYRINTH (Numogram).

QWERTY 2604 = TEMPO RUBATO (ITALIAN STOLEN TIME) IS A MUSICAL TERM REFERRING TO EXPRESSIVE AND RHYTHMIC FREEDOM BY A SLIGHT SPEEDING UP AND THEN SLOWING DOWN OF THE TEMPO OF A PIECE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SOLOIST OR THE CONDUCTOR. RUBATO IS AN EXPRESSIVE SHAPING OF MUSIC THAT IS A PART OF PHRASING. RUBATO IS USUALLY INTUITIVELY AND NATURALLY USED BY GOOD MUSICIANS.

QWERTY 345 = AT THE BEGINNING (DISCOVERY STS-121 TOUCHDOWN) = BROTHERS, WHAT WE DO IN LIFE… ECHOES IN ETERNITY (Gladiator, 2000 film) = CANCELLATION OF THE CONSTELLATION PROGRAM = SEVEN YEARS OF BUMPER CROPS ARE ON THEIR WAY = ZIMII + ENTER + {279}.

QWERTY 279 = WHEN DOES SSP END, BEFORE OR AFTER 01-MAR-2017? = WILD HORSES COULDN'T DRAG ME AWAY.

QWERTY 156 = 1+1+4 + 1+2+1 + 1+1+5 + 1+1+6 + 1+1+7 + 1+1+8 + 1+2+0 + 1+2+2 + 1+2+3 + 1+2+4 + 1+2+6 + 1+1+9 + 1+2+5 + 1+2+7 + 1+2+8 + 1+2+9 + 1+3+0 + 1+3+1 + 1+3+2 + 1+3+3 + 1+3+4 = DO WHAT THOU WILT = FPGA CONFIGURATION = MY NAME IS GLADIATOR = NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM = OF CATO AND CAESAR [+] = OPERATION NEW DAWN = SHUTTLE DOUGLANTIS = THE SOLDIERS OF DESTINY = THE STATUE OF FREEDOM = VAUUNG'S TIC MATRIX = VENUS TRANSIT, JUNE 8, 2004.

QWERTY 1852 = HOWEVER, "MODERN BRITISH" HAS ALSO MADE ITS MARK (CLASSIC FARE SOUPED UP WITH FLAVORS AND TECHNIQUES FROM AROUND THE WORLD), AND TRADITIONAL BRITISH COOKING — SUCH AS BANGERS AND MASH, SHEPHERD'S PIE, APPLE CRUMBLE, AND CUSTARD — HAS MADE A COMEBACK ({99} Frommer's London with Kids) = PLUS IT IS A TEAM. THE TWO ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF AMERICAN ACCESS TO SPACE. THEY ARE NOT COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER AND THE SUCCESS OF THE RECIPIENT OF THE BATON DEPENDS GREATLY ON THE RACER THAT IS HANDING OFF THE BATON (Pass the Baton) = WE TEACH THE TRUE MYSTICAL SYMPATHY FIRST BY THE LINE, THE CIRCLE, AND THE SEMICIRCLE, AND, AS WE HAVE FORMERLY SAID, THIS SYMMETRY CAN ONLY BE FORMED OF THE CIRCLE AND THE SEMICIRCLE, WHICH ARE ALWAYS JOINED FOR THE SAME MYSTICAL PURPOSE.

QWERTY 359 = FIRST BY THE LINE, THE CIRCLE, AND THE SEMICIRCLE = [MAX-Q] STS-131 DISCOVERY - "PASSING OF THE BLUE CROWN" [+] = THE OFFICE OF THE RAKIA IN THE ECONOMY OF THE WORLD.

QWERTY 243 = THE LINE, THE CIRCLE, THE SEMICIRCLE = UNIVERSAL ('QWERTY') KEYBOARD.

QWERTY 273 = THE LINE, THE CIRCLE, AND THE SEMICIRCLE = REMEMBER: RIP IT, ROLL IT, AND PUNCH IT = THE 91 SYMMETRICAL CHARACTERS.



QWERTY 4050 = THE FILM'S MAINSTREAM SUCCESS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AN INCREASED INTEREST IN ROMAN AND CLASSICAL HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES. ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, THIS HAS BEEN DUBBED THE "GLADIATOR EFFECT" § IT'S CALLED ''THE 'GLADIATOR' EFFECT'' BY WRITERS AND PUBLISHERS. THE SNOB IN US LIKES TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS ALWAYS BOOKS THAT SPIN OFF MOVIES. YET IN THIS CASE, IT'S THE MOVIES — MOST RECENTLY ''GLADIATOR'' TWO YEARS AGO — THAT HAVE CREATED THE INTEREST IN THE ANCIENTS. AND NOT FOR MORE ROMAN SCREEN COLOSSALS, BUT FOR WRITING THAT IS SERIOUS OR FUN OR BOTH [57][+] (Gladiator, 2000 film) = IN 2006, THE DIRECT TEAM BEGAN PROMOTING A SIMILAR INLINE LAUNCHER, AND OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS CONTINUED TO REFINE THE CONCEPT INTO THE DIRECT ARCHITECTURE AND THE JUPITER FAMILY OF LAUNCH VEHICLES. NASA HAS NOW BEGUN DEVELOPING THEIR NEW LAUNCH VEHICLE BASED ON VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL CONCEPTS. AS A RESULT, THE DIRECT TEAM HAS BROUGHT ITS ALL-VOLUNTEER EFFORT TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION. "WE DID EVERYTHING WE SET OUT TO DO AND WE DECLARE SUCCESS" SAID CHUCK LONGTON, DIRECT TEAM CO-FOUNDER. "NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE TEAM TO REFOCUS ON NEW GOALS" = NOW, ANOTHER MAJOR ITEM IS THIS: FEDERAL FUNDS HAVE TO BE PART OF OUR BUDGET SOLUTION BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS PART OF OUR BUDGET PROBLEM. WHEN PRESIDENT CLINTON WAS IN OFFICE, CALIFORNIA GOT BACK 94 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. TODAY WE ONLY GET 78 CENTS BACK. BUT IN THE MEANTIME, TEXAS GETS 94 CENTS, PENNSYLVANIA GETS $1.07, ALASKA, WITH ALL ITS OIL, GETS BACK $1.84 FOR EVERY DOLLAR. AND GUESS WHAT NEW MEXICO GETS? $2.03. THIS SHOULD BE MUCH MORE FAIR AND EQUITABLE. WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR A FEDERAL BAILOUT, JUST FOR FEDERAL FAIRNESS (Governor Speaks at L.A. Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Dinner Gala) [+][+] = WE LIVE IN A MULTIVERSE WHERE UNIVERSES INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER THROUGH QUANTUM INTERFERENCE. "THE MATERIAL WORLD OF 'CONSENSUS REALITY' IS THE INTERFERENCE PATTERN OF THE SUM OF ALL INDIVIDUAL, SUBJECTIVE, REALITIES". "THE OBSERVER IS NECESSARY FOR OBSERVATION, AND FOR ANY PHENOMENA". AND THAT THE ACT OF OBSERVING BY THE OBERVER CHANGES THINGS. "THERE SEEMS TO BE A QUANTUM MECHANICAL MECHANISM CONNECTING THE MIND TO THE BRAIN. THE THOUGHTS THEMSELVES TEND TOWARD ARCHETYPES THAT FUNCTION AS STRANGE ATTRACTORS IN HILBERT SPACE.


QWERTY 156 = CAPTURING THE FLAG = PASS BATON 2 DIRECT.



QWERTY 310 = LET ME TELL YOU OF THE DAYS OF HIGH ADVENTURE = CONFIRMATION THAT THE BATON IS RECEIVED = DEKYON EMISSION IS MODULATED CORRECTLY = ROYAL COAT OF ARMS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

QWERTY 2611 = PART OF THE SENATE'S CAREFULLY CRAFTED COMPROMISE WOULD DIRECT NASA TO BUILD AN AFFORDABLE NEW LAUNCH VEHICLE ADAPTED DIRECTLY FROM THE SPACE SHUTTLE, VERY SIMILAR TO THE DESIGN DIRECT HAS ADVOCATED SINCE 2006. THE SENATE BILL ALSO FUNDS A NEW COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH EFFORT THAT UNTIL RECENTLY, THE HOUSE HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO CONSIDER (@DirectLauncher) = STS-41-D (08/30/84), STS-51-A (11/08/84), STS-51-C (01/24/85), STS-51-D (04/12/85), STS-51-G (06/17/85), STS-51-I (08/27/85), STS-26 (09/29/88), STS-29 (03/13/89), STS-33 (11/22/89), STS-31 (04/24/90), STS-41 (10/06/90), STS-39 (4/28/91), STS-48 (09/12/91), STS-42 (01/22/92), STS-53 (12/02/92), STS-56 (04/08/93), STS-51 (09/12/93), STS-60 (02/03/94), STS-64 (09/09/94), STS-63 (02/03/95), STS-70 (07/13/95), STS-82 (02/11/97), STS-85 (8/7/97), STS-91 (6/2/98), STS-95 (10/29/98), STS-96 (5/27/99), STS-103 (12/19/1999), STS-92 (10/11/2000), STS-102 (3/8/2001), STS-105 (8/10/2001), STS-114 (7/26/2005), STS-121 (7/04/2006), STS-116 (12/09/2006), STS -120 (10/23/2007), STS-124 (5/31//2008), STS-119 (3/15/2009), STS-128 (8/28/2009), STS-131 (4/05/2010), STS-133 (11/01/2010) | (Shuttle Orbiter Discovery (OV- 103)).

Asmodeus

freezing steel

I've flown the house of freezing, the house of freezing steel
And though my body's back I know it can't be real
'Cause I've been on that house without a guiding wheel
The house of freezing steel
Oh where's it going, picked me up at seven
When my eyes were weak from the light of the morning
Oh sister won't you tell me what a man might want to know
This madness is fine, yes if you're mad at the time
Back on the house of freezing, the house of freezing steel
The tied my body up, I'm forced to eat my meal
A cold plate of lamb and cold potatoes too
Now what's a soul to do
Oh Lord above, brother won't you tell me
Is this a eucharistic dove
'Cause I've been waiting for the right one to appear
But I've seen it in your face, and baby this ain't the place
Up on the house of freezing, the house of freezing steel.
I made my mind up then to get me to the wheel
I made the cabin door, the pilot turned around
He said we're Venus bound
Oh please take me home
After all I'm only human and the Earth is where I belong
I must have looked pitiful to this freak without a face
'Cause as he touched my head I saw myself back in bed
I've flown the house of freezing, the house of freezing steel
And though my body's back I know it can't be real
'Cause I've been on that house without a guiding wheel
The house of freezing steel