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Longer tail

The list of topics to be investigated has grown long enough that I can no longer go through the whole thing two or three times a day. I am also finding a need to work on the finer and lower level subdivisions,

The early 21st century is being connected to elements of anthropology. The late 20th century is being connected to elements of institutions. The 19th century and 18th century are fully collected for now. The 17th century is bin connected to science but is on hold for a while. the 16th century is being connected to elements of anthropology. Late medieval history is being connected to elements of institutions.

Anglic peoples are being connected to elements of culture and anthropology. Latin peoples are being connected to institutions.
Asiatic peoples are being connected to physics, but are on hold for a while. African peoples are being connected to personal studies and science, but are on hold for a while. Amrican Indian peoples are being connected to elements of culture and are briefly on hold.

Anglic cities, which so far including Anglo-American and British cities. are being connected to institutions. Asiatic cities will be developing soon. African cities are being connected to culture and are briefly on hold. American Indian cities are being connected to institutions.

Social change is being being connected to elements of institutions and culture, Social types are soon to be connected to institutions.

Particular religions are being connected to other institutions and culture. Government is complete for now and on hold. Economics is being connected to science and is on hold for now. Education is being connected to the human body and is on hold for now. Family studies are being connected to elements of culture.

Behavioral culture is being connected to elements of anthropology and personal studies, and is on hold for now. Conceptual culture is being connected to elements of institutions.

Particular groups are being connected to institutions.

Yet more development

The early 21st century is being connected to culture and anthropology, just behind the 16th century. The late 20th century is on the list to develop soon, but is held up by other areas. The 19th century is complete for now, and the 18th century is connecting to physics. The 17th century is being connected to personal studies, and the 16th century is being connected to culture and anthropology. Late medieval history is close to resuming development.

Western Civilization is complete for now, and Anglic peoples are being connected to institutions. Latin peoples are on the horizon, Asiatic peoples are being connected to sciences, African peoples to Anthropology and personal studies, and American Indian peoples to elements of culture.

Western cities are being connected to elements of personal studies an sciences. Anglic ciies are on the horizon. Asian cities are being connected to elements of anthropology, African cities are being connected to institutions. American Indian cities are on the horizon.

Social change is being connected to institutions, but is held back for now. Social types are on the horizon.

Religion is complete for now. Particular religions are waiting for other areas to be developed., and religious organization is on the distant horizon. Government is complete for now. Particular govenments are on the distant horizon. Economics is being connected to personal studies, education to elements of anthropology,, and family to other institutions.

Behavioral culture is being connected to other culture and elements of anthropology. Cultural events are on the distant horizon. Conceptual culture is waiting for other developments. Material culture is on the distant horizon.

Particular groups are waiting for other developments. Human geography is on the distant horizon.

And more development

The early 21st century is somewhat overdeveloped and is held back by the need to connect the 16th century. The 18th century is being connected to personal studies and science. The 17th century is being connected to elements of antropology. The 16th century is connecting to institutions.

Western civilization is being connected to physics. I am close to resuming progress on Anglic peoples. Asiatic peoples are being connected to personal studies and biology.. African peoples are being connected to elments of anthropology, Ameican Indian peoples are close to resuming progress.

Western cities are being connected to anthropology and personal studies.. Asian cities are being connected to culture and anthropology, African cities are close to resuming connections.

Social change is close to adding more connetions but is not quite tehre.

Govenment is being connected to sciences. Economics is being connected to elements of anthropology. Education is being connected to cultura and anthropology.

Behavioral culture is being connected to institutions.

Still more development


The detailed investigation of the 20th century is about to begin with the early 21st century. This is slightly held back by the need to clear the way with developments of the 16th century, education and behavioral culture. The 19th century is now fully connected to science. The 18th century is connecting to details of personal studies. The 17th century is being connected to details of culture and anthropology. The 16th century is waiting on developments of education and behavioral culture.

All three major divisions of sociology are now fully connected to aids. Western civilization is being connected to details of science. Asiatic peoples are being connected to details of anthropology. African peoples are being connected to culture and anthropology.

Western cities are being connected to elements of anthropology and personal studies. Asian cities are being connected to institutions.

Social mechanics is now fully connected to aids through the sciences.

Government is now being connected to personal studies and science. Economics is being connected to culture and anthropology. Education is being connected to other institutions.

Behavioral culture is being connected to institutions.



More development

The 20th century is now fully connected to other aids and is being set aside while I work on other centuries of modern history. The 19th century is now connected to various sciences and is now being connected to physics. The 18th century is being connected to elements of anthropology and is no longer holding up other developments. The 17th century is waiting for economics to be better developed.

Western civilization is being connected to personal studies. I have long noted that my list of historical figures is biased toward Western civilization. Asiatic peoples are being connected to elements of anthropology. African peoples are waiting for economics. Western cities are being connected to elements of culture and anthropology. Asian cities are waiting for economics. Social mechanics is being connected to chemistry and physics.

Religion is now fully connect to its aids and is set aside while I work on other institutions. In connection with reviewing the connection with science is that there is no essential contradiction, although there is conflict with certain religious beliefs and certain elements of secular belief and philosophy. Government is being connected to elements of anthropology. Economics is being connected to other institutions. For the moment, it is the single greatest obstacle. Education is waiting for other developments.

Progress in culture may now extent to behavioral culture.

More nursing

The 20th century is now being connected to details of physics. The 19th century is being connected to elements of science. The 18th century is now being connected to elements of culture and anthropology. This is now one of the limiting factors.

Within sociology, Western civilization is being connected to elements of culture. Asiatic peoples are comparatively overdeveloped and I am waiting for the 18th century and government to catch up. Social mechanics is being connected to personal studies and science.

Religion is being connected to chemistry and physics. Government is being connected to elements of culture and anthropology and is one of the limiting factors.

So far, the development has been highly skeletal and rather bare of commentary. Now that basic elements of science have been sufficiently connected to history, I now feel free to introduce slightly more commentary to elements of physics and have begun with mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism. As I progress, expect to have more content in physics.

Linearization

Since the knowledge base is structured primarily as a tree and it is much too large to visit all the elements, deciding what to work on has been a major problem. It is all too easy to select one area and overdevelop it at the expense of other related ones. I can’t treat all branches equally, since some of them are clearly more significant than others. Since I can only work on one at a time, I need some way to decide which is the most important to work on. As higher level categories are fully connected, they will be removed from the head of the list and attention will be focused on their subdivisions, Each active topic has a priority number. which will indicate how much attention I give to it first. This also provides me a more visible measure of my progress.

At present, the 20th century is fairly underdeveloped and is the most active. I am now connecting this to the sciences. The 19th century is also underdeveloped and is being connected to elements of anthropology. The topic of communities is now connected all the way down to the sciences. Social mechanics is being connected to psychology and the human body. In the new linearization scheme, this should come after the 19th century, so development will be paused while the 19th century catches up. Religion is also being connected to the human body and the sciences.

More nursing

History in general, Modern history, classical and medieval history, and antiquity are all now well connected to science, so I can rest those. Prehistory and the future still need connections to science. The 20th century, the early 21st century, late 2010s, 2020, the first quarter 2020, and February 2020 can be developed.

Sociology in general and Peoples of the world are now connected to science. The divisions of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples need to be better developed. Communities in general are almost fully connected to science. The divisions of Western cities, Asian cities, African cities, and American Indian cites are being connected, mostly to institutions. Social mechanics still needs connections to anthropology.

Religion is begin connected to personal studies and science. Government still needs connections. Economics and education are held back by the need to develop communities and social mechanics.

Nursing the dream

Still working the knowledge base. For history in general, I have begun connecting specific biography pages, and filling in more details of science. I have modern history connected to details of science, and will be filling in some gaps. The 20th century is being connected to elements of culture and anthropology, The early 21st century is being connected to institutions. I have the raw material for a better summary of events in the largest nations, but I don’t quite feel ready to try to summarize these. The late 20th century needs to have more details of nations connected. For the 19th century, I am making connections to institutions and culture. Classical and medieval history is being connected to elements of science. The future is being connected to elements of anthropology in order to clear the way for development of the 20th century. Peoples of the world are being connected to details of science. Western civiliation is being connected to institutions. Asiatic peoples and African peoples are not far behind. Communities are being connected to elements of anthropology. Social mechanics are a little further behind in connecting to culture and anthropology. Religion is being connected to culture and anthropology, and government to other social institutions. Culture, anthropology, and personal studies have been well connected to other divisions. At a finer level, I an adding to the content of science.

Although there are reasons to work form the top (history) down, where are also reasons to work from the bottom (science) up.. I have been trying to “Flatten” the connections so that I can go either direction and meet in the middle, where there are more practical applications. For now, I;m trying to nurse the project along, and identify which sections most urgently need attention.

I’ve set aside the Kerbal Space Program for a while, and such chronicals as I write are going on the Kerbak Space Program web site.

Kerbonaut Program #2

Second installment of play of Kerbal Space Program.

At the fourth postflight report, Werner announced. “Another successful flight. Val, would you give your report? 

Valentine walked up to the podium. “I only reached 1051 meters altitude which is short of Jeb’s, as we expected.  But *I* got to FLY the beast, not just take an elevator ride.  I nudged the yaw to a little east, and landed on the causeway between the VAB and the launch pad. And didn’t get so flustered that I forgot my crew report or my EVA. It’s a magnificent view from up there. “

Wernher stood back up. “This is what it’s about, kerbs. Each flight advances a little on the success of the previous one. This gave us enough Science. to qualify for a research grants in Stability.  Now, we have an announcement from Mortimer Kerman, our Finance director. “

Mortimer announced “Although we are in a good cash position, We have an extensive program of research and flight testing which may not be very lucrative. Accordingly, we have initiated a PR program which will trade on our good publicity to generate a little more cash. I’m sure Wernher will agree; no disasters, please.  Now, Gene, for our next flight?”

Gene took his place. “Fifth mission. This one’s to Jeb, again. You’re getting ears, Jeb.”

This drew some laughter.

“There are several directions we could have gone but we elected to continue as we began. This vehicle, which we’ve called Jumping flea, is our first stock vehicle and we will be flying it over and over, with slight mods, trying for further height and horiztonal range, to get statistics on our performance  We’re giving you two  mystery goo containment modules, and 10% more fuel. ISP for this fuel is 140 s. This should give you 1.5 t dry weight and 1.8 loaded.  32.48 kn thrust. TWR 1.81, a 13 second burn., for a delta V of 249 m/s We want to take a goo reading on the ground and one in flight after you have deployed your parachute.  Straight up and down again if you please.

For the fifth post-mission report, Werner announced “Another success. First we’ll hear from Jeb.

Jeb took his turn. “Everything was as it should have been, except that someone gave me a full load of maneuvering fuel. I took a goo reading just before launch.  In spite of the extra weight,  the 13 second burn got me 890 meters at flameout and 1504 at apokerb, my highest point. At that point, the rocket started to tip over, so I deployed the parachute, although I suppose I might have tried attitude control.  I took a goo reading on the way down and landed on the causeway. I did a crew report and an EVA,  but I don’t think that added much to science.  Wernher again took the stand. “We got good reports on mystery goo; we’ll be doing more. Next mission, Gene”?

Gene stood up. “This will be our sixth mission. The contracts we’re being offered will be calling more for airplanes than spacecraft, so I’ll be arm wrestling with Wernher about what research grants to apply for. Although I would like to do a straight up repeat of that test without the added fuel, we need to move faster than that.  I’m adding a communications antenna to the vehicle in place of the fuel. This one will go to Val. I want you to bear north toward the runway, if you can. Take your goo readings in flight and on landing.  Same thrust and SRB fuel load.”  The TWR and delta V are just a little bit higher.

“Copy on the directions and goo readings” she replied.  Gene nodded. “Let’s fly, kerbs”.

At the sixth post-mission report. Werner did not look happy. After the usual introductory remarks, e asked, “Val?”

“I didn’t get readings at flameout or apokerb, alhough I did go above 1200 meters. I got the goo reading in flight and tried to radio it in, but ran out of battery power. I suppose that will be he subject of a research  grant at a some point. I landed just north of the runway.  I got the goo report Landed at Kerbin’s shores, the crew report same, and an EVA, the same. “

Werner stood up. “That’s still a success. That gave us enough science to apply for the stability research grants.   I still have that arm wrestle to do with Gene about whether to go for aerodynamics or rocketry. Gene?”

Gene took the podium. “Seventh mission. We’ve been putting off that test of the Swivel engine long enough, and we need the cash so we can expand mission control and get more contracts in the queue. Jeb, this one’s for you. We’re going to try to activate the engine with a bare pod and  no fuel, and see whether that will do. Let’s do a test, kerbs.”

Werner began the seventh mission report. “The test was a success. We got paid enough that Gene could upgrade mission control.  Over to you, Gene.“

Gene reported. “With the proceeds from this latest launch, I have been able to hire more staff and expand the mission control center.  This means that I can accept more contract offers and not miss any limited time offers, so that we can earn as we go. “I have three contracts in the queue, but nothing we can do right now.

“For our eight mission, Val, it’s your turn.  We’re going to install a thermometer as well as the Commutron 16 antenna, and see if you can radio that in.  We’re going to give you more fuel to see if you can break 2 km, and we’d like you to bear westward toward the ocean. “ copy. Theromometer, try to radio it in, and bear westward toward the ocean.

Werner began, as usual.  “This is our eighth mission report. Let’s hear from Val. “

“I goofed, chief.   I did a goo reading on the launch pad, so that should be about all thee science we can get there. I steered west too early and almost lost control, and went further out over the ocean than I wanted.  With the bad angle, I missed the 2km height target by a measly two meters.  We really need the SAS assist. I forgot the temperature reading in flight, and didn’t keep the goo trial. I splashed down in the ocean, got a temperature reading, and radioed it in. I got a crew report and an EVA, but in the excitement forgot the goo again. Sorry, chief, everyone.“

Werner stood up. “We’re going to make mistakes, kerbs. We aren’t going to fire you, Val, but do better next time.  Gene, over to you.”

Gene took his turn.“Ninth mission. Those first few flights spoiled us for science readings. From here on out, we’re going to have to scramble. We have a barometer to test but first, another piece of hardware.  Jeb. It’s your turn. We’re going to add a TD-12 stack decoupler between the command module and the Flea booster. Same instrument profiles. Go straight up and see if you can get to 2k. Eject the booster, get your temp and goo readings, and bear south if you can. You’ll be busy up there. “

“Got it.”

“Let’s fly, kerbs”

At the ninth mission report Wernher looked seriously displeased.  “Jeb, give us the news”

“Something went wrong. The stack decoupler wasn’t staged properly and activated at launch. I nearly lost control.  I did get the goo readings and temperature readings in flight, and landed next to the SPH, the Space plane hangar, and got crew report, EVA, goo, and temperature reports from there. “

Wernher scowled. “Not your fault, Jeb. This happened at the VAB, which is my department. We got lucky. We fix it and keep flying. We have enough science that we could go for general rocketry research grants, but Gene won the arm wrestle and we’re going for aviation first.”

Gene took his turn. “Tenth mission. Val, you’re up.  Try the profile we assigned to Jeb last time. We’re going to go ahead and got that barometer, and to compensate, giving you 10% more fuel.”

At the report, Wernher began “Congratulations, kerbs. We have completed ten missions. Val, your report.”

She stood up. “I got the temperature readings and a pressure reading in flight, and landed next on the launch pad close to the crawlerway. Also the height record at 2.95 km. Other than that, nothing exceptional.

Gene took his turn. “Eleventh mission! We’re so close to those aviation grants! I’m going to cut fuel back to 40%, Jeb, without the stack separator, and have you bear south. Don’t forget the pressure reading at launch, and see if you can radio it in. We also need goo readings at the shore when you land, ”

At the eleventh post mission report, Wernher stood up. “We have some news. But first, Jeb, your flight report.

“That Jumping Flea is a clumsy beast to handle. I couldn’t get it to bear south.  I did get your pre-launch pressure reading, and squeezed out a goo trial in flight. I landed just south of the launch pad, got another goo reading, and a temperature.  Perfect for a swim, if we were any closer to the water. Nothing exceptional”.

Gene stood up. “Still a success. We got just enough science from that one to qualify for Aviation grants. We’re going to use the next several missions for aviation purposes.  Yes, this is a space program, but we have to get through the atmosphere to get to space. We are negotiating several contracts lined up to research high altitude and long distance locations, and our control for suborbital launches isn’t that good, as Jeb just informed us. Our research into basic rocketry will let us start testing liquid fueled engines, but I’ve managed to arm-wrestle Wernher into working on airplanes first.

For our next mission, Jab, you’re going to be testing something I call the Slugbeast. It’s a ground vehicle. Some version of this is going to be our go-to vehicle for gathering science reports from around the Launch facility. Later we will be modifying this to get an airplane. It has a Mark1 cockpit, and mark 1 fuel fuselage, from C-7 aerospace. It’s powered by an engine pod which has an air scoop, a  mark 0 fuel fuselage, and a J-20 Juno jet engine, also all from C-7 aerospace. There are two pair of LY-B1 fixed landing gear from LightYear corporation, so it’s a our wheeler.  In general, I don’t like testing vehicles more than one part at a time, but this was the best I could get. The main fuel fuselage will be empty and the small one at 10%, and thrust linited to 10%. I want you to try to get a crew report from the runway and do an EVA to see if you can get back in. See how fast it goes, and steers, and check the brakes. Easy does it. Drive safe.