Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Precautions Against Loss of Information

Recently someone asked me if I had made provision for the publication of my discoveries about Bessler’s wheel, in the event of my early demise.  I gave the question some thought and began to appreciate the difficulties in making such an arrangement.  Creating the document is the easy part.  Publishing it is easy to, if you have somewhere in mind; I considered BWF and this blog.

The difficult bit is asking someone to publish it according to the instructions with the document, at a time when they care least about such a trivial matter, and probably wouldn’t have an idea about how to go about it.  One could of course consign the completed document to a trusted friend and ask him to publish it, but how would he know you had passed away?

It seems obvious that news of my death might percolate around this little community eventually but my recent experience says no.  Mike Senior, my friend who translated every word of Grundlicher Bericht, Apologia Poetica, Das Triumphirende and Maschinen Tractate; not mention the hundreds of letters to German libraries, museum, record centres etc, translating my words into German and their’s back into English for me to read, died  eighteen months ago and I didn’t find out for six months.  I only found out when I did a search of the death notices in the local newspaper.  I thought he was in and out of hospital for hip replacement so at his request did not visit him.

Yesterday I heard news of another friend who was about to make me famous or infamous!  Nick Turnbull died a year ago from cancer. Nick was a firmer TV producer for a Granada Television.  He was also a director, author publisher and TV pundit.  He had interviewed me at length twice and was in the process of putting a pilot of the propose film forward at an international film festival.  The film was provisionally called "Believing in Bessler"; he warned me that competition was stiff and not expect too much, but when I didn’t hear from him for several months I tried to contact him several times, but no luck.  It was a chance meeting with a mutual friend that led to my discovery of his death.

So you see my point?  There are legal ways of having the process arranged but I can’t be bothered going that route, but doubtless I shall think of something.  These deaths do make one aware of the transitory nature of our existence.  I’m 73 and feeling in pretty good health, but you never know what’s around the corner.  It makes me realise that I’d better stop procrastinating and get on and finish my wheel!

Bessler found a way to publish after his death; unfortunately he made it too difficult to interpret his information.  I think I'm there but until that blasted wheel materialises its still just empty words.

JC


23 comments:

  1. John, would this blogspot feature "Edit Article
    How to Schedule a Post on Blogger" be something to use?
    You schedule to publish in say 2 month time, but when you are still alive and kicking, you reschedule it for another 2 month in future

    In case you kick the bucket, you (cannot) do anything and it will be published automatically.

    I haven't tried it, but the option seems to do what you want.
    See: https://www.wikihow.com/Schedule-a-Post-on-Blogger

    Herbert

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    1. Thanks Herbert for the suggestion. I’m going to look into it.

      JC

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    2. I haven’t tried it yet Herbert, but it looks like the perfect solution to my problem, so thank you again!

      JC

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  2. John Collins,

    At the very least, keep a log book, with a daily account of every thing you do and try, (if you don't already).

    Sam

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  3. RAF Greetings Sam, sorry for delay. Yes there is more to tell.I use a single crossbar on which are mounted a pantograph and a pair of slider weights. A pair of flat springs and their weights are fixed to the pantograph arms with swingers and sliders ganged together. Hope this helps.

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  4. RAF,
    I' having trouble visualizing it but, sounds fascinating! How are they ganged together? I was thinking more about the "climb back up clue". I've always felt that it should read, "gravitating AWAY from the center then climb back up at about a 45 degree angle.
    Sam

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  5. I had a dream/image last nite, Saw the three foot wheel hidden bricked up in a thick wall (maybe stone not clay brick) in an existing recess(may be fireplace or chimney), got impression still exists but other walls/building may be in semi ruin. Jon

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    1. Well Jon, who knows the old windmill still stands in Furstenberg . Maybe there could be a secret compartment within the very thick walls. See my photos at my website at www.orffyreus.org. http://www.orffyreus.org/html/body_the_windmill.html

      JC

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  6. Interesting, if the wheel is there with the metal weights a good metal detector of some kind may find the wheel/cavity in the wall.
    what do you think of the timing/likelyhood, a 3 foot wheel was not found after he passed?
    Jon

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  7. Of Karl, the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, who is said to have viewed the inner workings of Bessler's wheel. Did he or Johann die first? If the latter, I would think that it might be that Karl would want to make sure the secret did not die with him. I would think he would have stored an explanation of the secret in a safe or something, told to hand it over to his children after his passing to make sure the secret did not die with him. Or did Bessler really convince him that the secret to his wheel was securely coded into his books? So there was no need to worry about the secret being lost forever.

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    1. Karl died about 15 years before Bessler. Karl was an extremely honest man and he had given his word nevervtonreceal the secret until Bessler had received his full payment. Besides, although this is of extreme interest to us, Karl had other options to consider, suc as the Newcomen steam engine which was proven to be able to pump water.

      JC

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    2. Re the subject of this blog, i’ve ‘published’ a test post due to appear on Thursday this week, and see no reason for it to fail, and i’ll Test one more thing, chaging the date before it appears on a second scheduled post. If this works I owe a thank you to Herbert..

      JC

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    3. Too much credit for me, John.
      If it works, I will be happy to have been a bit of help, during the final part of one of your lifetime achievements.

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    4. I’m grateful to you, and i’m Sure it’ll work.

      JC

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    5. If there is a single person on earth who deserves to find the solution, that is you John.
      I believe you will see your wheel spinning.


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    6. Well thank you, yellow, you are very kind.

      JC

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    7. Don't be too disappointed if you device doesn't work. We've all been there. :-)

      And when the solution is found, as I'm sure it will be, your book will be its genesis.

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  8. RAF Sorry again Sam for delay.

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  9. RAF At each end of the crossbar I place a small outrigger pulley. A cord is joined to the center of a slide bar linking the pair of sliding weights to the lower vertical arms of the pantograph. No cord slippage is possible with this setup. Is this clear?

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    1. RAF,

      No, but if you are using sliders you are half way there. I think I know now, how it was done. Wait until you see it; it will make your head hurt! San

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  10. https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-a-puzzling-perpetual-motion-machine/

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  11. RAF Greetings John, In Apologia Poetica,page 295,are the high quote German words zuruck klettern used for climbing back up?

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    1. Well according to google translation, yes. Why?

      JC

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