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Darkmattersalot: A Case Study in How Not to Secure Funding for Your Research

Belugacution?

 

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“We have contacted GE as well as some independent electrical engineers and there is very little risk apparently.”
I could not disagree with them more…
 
Prevention of electrical shock hazards in physical therapy.
Using an ultrasound immersed in a pool is equivalent to hydrotherapy and should use the same safety:

“Hydrotherapy is an especially dangerous area and should be equipped with ground fault detector receptacles with ground fault interrupters that cut the current when the electrical ground is lost. Ultrasound leakage current measurements on many older ultrasound units may now exceed today’s acceptable standards.”

  • They should have an isolation transformer in the circuit
  • They should have GFCI protection in the circuit
  • They should have one or more ground connections in the circuit
  • They should not immerse the cord in saltwater
  • They should not immerse the probe in saltwater
  • They should not carry a modified laptop with a 4 amp-hour battery into the pool
  • If that is some type of conductive metal decking under the whale it should be removed.
Period

Just Pretend we are Better

I can find 25 things wrong with this picture…

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Uh guys, there is up to 2 amps pulsing in that extension cord you just placed under the saltwater against Moby’s skin…

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What I found Wrong..

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Click on Ultrasounds/LOGIQ e Vet

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If I were an OSHA inspector (I am not) auditing a workplace accident (which this is not.., although we have two large, dead mammals)

Based upon GE’s clear guidelines in the manual one of two things should happen:
1) GE should update their manual to say that it is OK to immerse the cable (and probe in saltwater) and that it is OK to operate the unit without a safety earth ground in place as these 2 items are mentioned 25 times in the documentation.  In my opinion the vets are one electrical ground fault, loose cable, wet cable/connector, frayed cable, cracked probe, dropped laptop in the pool, away from an electrocution hazard based upon GE’s manual and the aquarium procedures (from the photo only).
2) If GE does not do this the aquarium should change its procedures.

OSHA standards violated in 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014) include:
Fall protection
Hazard communication standard
Scaffolding, general requirements
Respiratory protection
Powered industrial trucks
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)
Ladders
Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment
Machinery and Machine Guarding
Electrical systems design, general requirements

 

Note: Notice you don’t see any chemical violations on the top 10 list. Chemical Engineers never trust Electrical Engineers…

I thought about calling this post “25 Things Not To Do To Your Pet Whale”…

 

Mostly Physics Failures

I See You Here in the Darkness

And Then This Came To Mind…

PotentiallyScientificallyShocking(Say 5 Times Fast)

 

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Dear Scientists and Beloved Doctors, Please make sure you wear insulating rubber waders and rubber boots while placing that electric probe into saltwater… 

 

2nd beluga whale dies at Vancouver Aquarium in less than two weeks

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Maris the beluga whale dies suddenly at Georgia Aquarium

 

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http://medsensor.ru/files/ge/us/logiq_e_sm.pdf

https://www.csmedicalllc.com/downloads/ProbeElectricalLeakageGuide.pdf

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Notice that >500 microAmps is a dangerous level of electrical current flowing into conductive solutions.  Notice how the dumbasses below are pumping up to 250 amps (250,000,000 microAmps) into the seawater at every anode, shocking the fuck out of the marine life.

Juno, Beluga Whale, viewing window, Mystic Aquarium, Youngters, Whale, Expression, Captivity, Freedo

ICCP Calcs

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/beluga-deaths-in-st-lawrence-worry-whale-researchers-1.1346616

Now scientifically proven, I call it Belugacution…

Big Bro is Watching

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Everything he needs to know…

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I Can’t Gauge Whether it’s a Particle or a Wave…

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Whoa, that’s some particle! You guys can put away your accelerator… If I was smarter than me I would use those waves for communication with other like minded alien dudes in the multiverse…

From Wikipedia (I’m not that smart)

Waveparticle duality is the concept that every elementary particle or quantic entity may be partly described in terms not only of particles, but also of waves. It expresses the inability of the classical concepts “particle” or “wave” to fully describe the behavior of quantum-scale objects.

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Local, sudden increase in Entropy. OMG! Dark Energy just knocked that building in Spain down!

From Wikipedia (I’m not that smart)

In physics, a gauge theory is a type of field theory in which the Lagrangian is invariant under a continuous group of local transformations.[clarification needed]The term gauge refers to any specific mathematical formalism to regulate redundant degrees of freedom in the Lagrangian. The transformations between possible gauges, called gauge transformations, form a Lie group—referred to as the symmetry group or the gauge group of the theory. Associated with any Lie group is the Lie algebra of group generators. For each group generator there necessarily arises a corresponding field (usually a vector field) called the gauge field. Gauge fields are included in the Lagrangian to ensure its invariance under the local group transformations (called gauge invariance). When such a theory is quantized, the quanta of the gauge fields are called gauge bosons. If the symmetry group is non-commutative, the gauge theory is referred to as non-abelian, the usual example being the Yang–Mills theory.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS!

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All High Gain Broadcast Microwave Antennas in FCC database, including satellite earthstations, relay stations and pulsed microwave radar stations. Autism Cluster in Green identified by Columbia University researchers. >400% more radiation in an area of >400% autism in children.

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Do you guys think if I’m right Hollywood will make a movie about all this? I wonder if popcorn pops faster in Hollywood?

My Research

Photoelectric effect

“For a given metal[mineral] and frequency of incident radiation, the rate at which photoelectrons are ejected is directly proportional to the intensity of the incident light[radiation]. An increase in the intensity of the incident beam (keeping the frequency fixed) increases the magnitude of the photoelectric current, although the stopping voltage remains the same.”

Autism Speaks Omits Radiation as a Cause

“Autism Speaks, a 501c/3 non-profit with revenues of $57.5M in 2014, has extensive materials on possible causes of the skyrocketing syndrome but Wi-Fi and other sources of radiation are not listed.”

“Health advocate Sue McCully has posted on Facebook that autism may have many causes but it is “irresponsible and unethical” for the “powers that be” to ignore pulsed radiation as a cause.”

I Like my Meat Darker…

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