Tuesday, July 31, 2007

SALWISS Info Overlay, Military Target

In this installment of SALWISS basics, we will see that the SALWISS information management is very straightforward and end-user oriented. Look at this display of a gunship FOV with SALWISS information overlaid.

Some of the targets here have been downloaded to the pilot from a SALWISS platform, while some have been acquired by his gunship's SALWISS sensors. Other than the navigation data, the prime field of view is taken up with SALWISS labels overlaid as arrows, letters, stars, and X's.

Immediately next to the pilot's console there is this SALWISS target list:

the list means:

A and B are trucks, medium warm, and they are major SALWISS targets sent from a major platform.
C is a metal object, relatively cool, and it is a target received from a local command, or another weapon platform.
D is a human, acquired by the pilot's gunship's SALWISS sensors, and appears to be partially exposed or hiding.
E is a building structure, with fixed markers, its targeting points fixed and sent by SALWISS staff.
F is a canopy structure, with markers adjustable, sent automatically from a SALWISS platform.
G is a relatively warm equipment, a target sent by another weapon platform.
H is a small metal object, a piece of small equipment, a target sent by another weapon platform.
I is a medium-sized metal object, relatively warm, a target sent by another weapon platform.
J is a section of a road, with its markers, or targeting points adjustable, sent by SALWISS staff.
K is a defined point, movable, assigned by a local command.

As a clue to the SALWISS weapon tags, it can be disclosed that the tag's first letters, have the following significance (the tags can also include letter combinations, according to the nature of the target, re. moving, fixed):

H-warm-blooded capacitance
GS-geometric, fixed
GV-geometric adjustable

Fore example, a man that has been moving for some time can be tagged as HR, a group of men can be tagged as HHV. What fun, isn't it?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Milk, Gold, Rupees and Rubles

This should not be a secret, but it is, to most of the world.

Gold prices fell,

Bid/Ask 661.60 - 662.40

Low/High 659.90 - 677.70

Change -0.70/-0.11%, about $22

even though Russia broke records in Gold vs. Forex Reserves. Russian Central Bank said its gold and foreign exchange reserves reached $413.1 billion as of July 20. The amount is the record one in the histories of both the former USSR and Russia.

Carry traders in Japan and Switzerland have been borrowing money (since this is what carry trade is about) in countries with low interest rates and investing in gold. You can see this in the Japanese yen and Swiss franc. Whatever investments sunk into the trades are adversely affected.

Gold demand dipped today as prices headed up but dealers ported moderate sales taking place late the previous day, when prices dipped to one-week lows. This is almost a mumbo-jumbo according to the cold-hard as gold truth about gold.

Ned Schmidt, the editor of the Value View Gold Report said that it is the “beginning of the demise of paper assets…spilling over into the gold market."

Let these carry traders trade. Instead, watch India, the largest consumer of gold. Watch the weather in India as well. The good monsoon at propitious time will yield good harvest, which will lead to an unusually bustling mid-August wedding season, and that should mean strong gold demand. See, no quiet intergovernmental agencies at work here. Sometimes a secret is not really a secret.


There are more to this than the Mitrokhin archives, though. Milk jugs in Russian’s cellars should hold entire home movies shot by KGB officers ignorant of the future. While much of these stashes are irretrievably lost to the alcohol-induced amnesia and realigned priorities, there is a lot to be learned just from various officials discussing the subjects, and attempts to recover the jugs. That’s when Echelon and SALWISS come in. As a background reading, here is more on Echelon and SALWISS.

Got milk?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

SALWISS Radio Commands











































I found the sesystem commands for the set. I also know that when the unit remember lost his set, the CO used the THUSLO and THUSDA commands.

This set is to blinking for a minute or so, and in the absence of any action, it would put itself to a long-term standby unless it is brought to the DOD crypto tech and awoken, or somehow, the FBI team can allot enough time to this case and home in on the radio's distinct homing burps. Think twice before you let one of these radios in your treasure chest, won't you?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

U6 Post 3, moved to another blog

U6 Post 3, moved to another blog, to the corresponding date of 7/24/2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

U6 post 2 moved to another blog

U6 post 2 moved to another blog, to a corresponding date of 7/22/07

Friday, July 20, 2007

Lost Walkie-Talkie Put To Smart Sleep

Recently a soldier's HT got irretrievably lost, to no fault of his own. He did not remember whether he put his set into the default standby mode, either by CHANF or CHANS right before turning it off.

Upon hearing of this episode, where the set was taken for a routine 1 minute communication check by another teammate, the CO clicked CALUS (call user), DISCNOT (color indicator notify) and ANCOCH (announce code change). An unsuspecting finder-keeper will never know what the flashing LED would mean, and through playing with the buttons, which might remind him of a police scanner, would surely deactivate all the HT functions save for the beacon-self-ID frequency beeps. FBI should have an easy time locating this wonder CB radio, and racking up additional favors from the JTF.

Greetings to all our friends at Yahoo Crypto.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

u6-1 post moved to another blog

March 16, 2014
u6, post 1, moved to another blog, and dated to the corresponding date of 7/19/07

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Salwiss (Space-Air-Land-Water Intelligence and Surveillance System)

With the ongoing wars concentrating on battling the insurgents who operate in small groups, often at night, using small craft and small vehicles, employing their own methods of defeating FLIR, starlight, and heat seeking sensors, the existing defense target acquisition systems do not exactly meet the needs.

The basis for the SALWISS relies on every weapon platform serving as a sensor platform as well. The system uses the following sensors, some euphemistically described:

  • thermal,
  • metal capacitance differential wave refraction,
  • night sight,
  • motion processor,
  • various sonobuoys,
  • key-, frequency- and split-shifting radar
  • synthetic-aperture radar
  • geometry fuzzy-logic analyzer

Besides the standard platforms, which are aircraft, ships, submarines, the sensors, where appropriate, are mounted on tanks, armored bulldozers, tree-embedded or camouflaged devices, as well as commander’s GPS devices.

The SALWISS display is similar to TADS, but is substantially more intuitive as a target designation means and GUI. Each target is captured, processed, and assigned its own unique Target Tag. Each TT resembles Web’s URLs, however, besides a concise code for a target’s coordinates, TT also has a code of the properties and behavior, which include a description of a target’s heat, motion, and history.

This is a rather brief description of this system. Screenshots and more to follow.

More links:


TADS related info


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Spy Magazine

Spy was a magazine of satirical journalism, featuring in-depth investigative journalism. Based in New York, Spy resembled the British magazine Private Eye, which intelligently researched the American media and entertainment industries, and delivered content in a humorously irreverent style.

Some of Spy’s features attempted to present the darker side of celebrities such as the
prophetic photograph of Kurt Cobain holding a muzzle of a rifle in his mouth, Arnold Schwarzenegger (printing a nude photo of him and a picture of his father's Nazi party
membership card), John F. Kennedy, Jr., Martha Stewart, and especially the real-estate tycoon Donald Trump and his then-wife Ivana Trump. The mogul was repeatedly described as
"short-fingered vulgarian Donald Trump," and such literary, pejorative
epithets became a Spy trademark.

Spy 's distinctive features included “Writer's Blecch,” "Separated At Birth?," which were side-by-side photographs of two different celebrities, and "Celebrity Math," which presented
thumbnail headshots atop simple and imaginative mathematical models
representing the components of celebrities, for example, David Letterman + Dennis Miller = Dennis Prager.

For a humorous magazine, Spy was often aggressive about straight feature

reporting. In its 1993 article entitled "Clinton's
First 100 Lies,", Spy was the first to detail what it described as
the new president's duplicitous behavior. After O.J. Simpson was acquitted on charges of murdering his former wife and her friend, Spy ran a cover story under the headline "He's Guilty, By
George!" compiling a long list of details that its writers said proved
conclusively that Simpson was the killer; he did not sue.
Spy used a staff of attorneys to research such potentially libelous
material, producing strong stories that often enraged their prominent subjects.

Despite its short life, Spy was among the most influential of American magazines,
chiefly due to its consistently preserved policy of detached and ironic tone, to
its use of imaginatively humorous scientific charts and tables to convey
information, and its esthetically pleasing typography and layout. The magazine
was also controversial: many reputable journalists considered it aggressive and
flashy, whereas many younger ones felt it expressed exactly their thought.

After one shut-down and a subsequent rebirth, it closed for good in 1998.

(By permission from the Shvoong article)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Entennman's Original Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookie - Secret Recipe

From Jaci at recipegoldmine.com on 10/2/2001, 5:11 pm,
TSR Clone Board, and dgsg022 , June 25, 2001

1 1/3 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. corn oil margarine, softened
1/4 C. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 T. honey
1/4 C. granulated sugar
1 egg beaten
1 1/4 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips (I double it)

In small bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt.
In large bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and honey. Beat until creamy.
Add egg mix, then add flour until thoroughly blended.
Add chocolate chips and blend.
Bake at 400 degrees 6-7 minutes.

Makes 20-24 average-sized cookies. Let me know how you like it, OK?