Australia Day in Melbourne

SabinaM

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I probably did know your father, I'll PM you.
Welcome to this board, which has helped me so much in such a short time.
It can take a while to undo the language thing, but it does happen. It's one of the things that ended up with me here. I was speaking to a family member and thinking "speak freaking English, there are words that mean the same thing!". But they don't know that yet. The language is a symbol of exclusivity and isolation, as is the secret hope that is fostered to find some peace by "getting up the bridge".
I'll get off my soapbox now. :)

I got your PM, and replied. :)

For around a year after I left and got into a proper school, I'd try to describe a Scientology word to my friends and ask them if there was a word for what I was trying to say. I'm sure they must have thought I was an idiot! It was incredibly frustrating, to say the least. I'm well out of that now, although sometimes I do still need a friend to be my Scn-to-English dictionary.

That was one of the hardest things about coming back to the real world. On top of having no money, no education, no skills that you can put on a resume, you can't even talk to people properly anymore, and that, I think, is terrifying and evil.

In short, I totally agree with you. :yes:
 

haiqu

Patron Meritorious
It can take a while to undo the language thing, but it does happen. It's one of the things that ended up with me here. I was speaking to a family member and thinking "speak freaking English, there are words that mean the same thing!". But they don't know that yet. The language is a symbol of exclusivity and isolation, as is the secret hope that is fostered to find some peace by "getting up the bridge".
I'll get off my soapbox now. :)

I've actually said that to a Scio flatmate!! But I've made a rule never to share with another one, the last two were the greatest fuckups I ever met.

One was a failed OT II who, for a Class IV auditor, was the most evaluative and psycho bastard I ever shared a house with. He blew after randomly starting a fistfight with me for no reason in front of a house full of guests. He was obsessed with seeing aliens, and also used to sit up until all hours listening to the hi-fi because "the noises on the power lines are lower after midnight".

The other one was a female who went utterly out-ethics, smoking dope and refusing to pay rent for 6 months, using the bullshit excuse that she had been thrown off unemployment. Which, considering she hadn't worked for 7 years, was believable at first. After I eventually tossed her out I found gambling stubs from the local casino, which explained where the money was going, and bank statements proving she was still being paid.

haiqu
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
I've actually said that to a Scio flatmate!! But I've made a rule never to share with another one, the last two were the greatest fuckups I ever met.

One was a failed OT II who, for a Class IV auditor, was the most evaluative and psycho bastard I ever shared a house with. He blew after randomly starting a fistfight with me for no reason in front of a house full of guests. He was obsessed with seeing aliens, and also used to sit up until all hours listening to the hi-fi because "the noises on the power lines are lower after midnight".

The other one was a female who went utterly out-ethics, smoking dope and refusing to pay rent for 6 months, using the bullshit excuse that she had been thrown off unemployment. Which, considering she hadn't worked for 7 years, was believable at first. After I eventually tossed her out I found gambling stubs from the local casino, which explained where the money was going, and bank statements proving she was still being paid.

haiqu

Crikey! :omg: It's amazing how things can be justified. The first one sounds like he was in dire trouble - what happened to him?
 

Royal Prince Xenu

Trust the Psi Corps.
"the noises on the power lines are lower after midnight."
:roflmao:

It's during the night time hours that the power company send all the FIR pulses around the network to turn on water heaters, airconditioning, street lights etc.

I had a stereo that was sensitive enough to pick up the FIR signals, and it was very off putting until I finally found out what they were.

FIR = Frequency Injection Relay. A frequency in the audible range is sent through the power lines to control off peak power consumption and all ancillary equipment. Some of this happens during the day but MOST of it at night when domestic consumption is at its most stable.

If he had ever heard any of those sounds coming through his stereo he must have thought aliens were sending him subliminal messages.

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
 

haiqu

Patron Meritorious
Crikey! :omg: It's amazing how things can be justified. The first one sounds like he was in dire trouble - what happened to him?


Still hanging around Melbourne org. Last time I went to an event he was working in the sound booth. Sees himself as an audio guru, which is ludicrous given that he has no training, no experience and thinks the way to improve the sound of an Adat machine is to put a brick on top of it. Utter nutter.

He causes his own trouble. Once told me that when he got the OT II data he read it then took it back to the Advanced Courses super 20 minutes later and said, "So what?" (ref. HCOB Tech Degrades) He was refused further services afaik.

haiqu
 

haiqu

Patron Meritorious
"the noises on the power lines are lower after midnight."
:roflmao:

It's during the night time hours that the power company send all the FIR pulses around the network to turn on water heaters, airconditioning, street lights etc.

In Australia they only pulse those signals twice a day, around 6pm and 6am. I believe he was talking about general phase noise from motors running, which brings up the noise floor. Valid enough complaint, but obsessive behaviour when you're keeping the neighborhood up playing music every night until 4am.

If he had ever heard any of those sounds coming through his stereo he must have thought aliens were sending him subliminal messages.

There was nothing subliminal about his aliens. "They're sending a beam through the ceiling right now, CAN'T YOU SEE IT???" *brrrrrr*

haiqu
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
Sees himself as an audio guru, which is ludicrous given that he has no training, no experience and thinks the way to improve the sound of an Adat machine is to put a brick on top of it. Utter nutter.


haiqu

Yeah, I've met people like that!
I wonder if it's a result of what happened to him, or was it always so. :unsure:
 

Royal Prince Xenu

Trust the Psi Corps.
...thinks the way to improve the sound of an Adat machine is to put a brick on top of it. Utter nutter.

...

haiqu

Actually, as long as the brick is suitably wrapped or encased to prevent crumbly bits falling off into the equipment, the extra mass on the top of the machine would contribute to mechanical stability. Sony SuperCD players had a large "flywheel" that had to be placed on top of the disc prior to playing.


In Australia they only pulse those signals twice a day, around 6pm and 6am. I believe he was talking about general phase noise from motors running, which brings up the noise floor. Valid enough complaint, but obsessive behaviour when you're keeping the neighborhood up playing music every night until 4am.

There was nothing subliminal about his aliens. "They're sending a beam through the ceiling right now, CAN'T YOU SEE IT???" *brrrrrr*

haiqu

I'm not being country-specific, but FIR pulses can be and are sent at varying times. Hot water systems are usually activated about 10pm and deactivated about 5am (and there may be deliberate cut outs during the night if loads are increased elsewhere). Some people have their air-conditioners on share-loading, which means that during the day if the grid needs to shed, aircons can be activated to take up the difference. Some domestic hot water systems can be used for this as well to help keep the generation/use load equitable. And vice/versa for aircon in commercial buildings which will usually cutout between 10-12 and then reactivate at 6am.

In fact, most electric companies have to know the advertising timetable for local television zones, because they have to be prepared for the load increase when hundreds of thousands of people go to the kitchen and put on the kettle!

If I were there, he would probably see beams coming out of my eyes. Many people can't look me in the eye very well (that was even before I did TRs), and several have described the sensation as "burning".
 

Royal Prince Xenu

Trust the Psi Corps.
...thinks the way to improve the sound of an Adat machine is to put a brick on top of it. Utter nutter.

...

haiqu

Actually, as long as the brick is suitably wrapped or encased to prevent crumbly bits falling off into the equipment, the extra mass on the top of the machine would contribute to mechanical stability. Sony SuperCD players had a large "flywheel" that had to be placed on top of the disc prior to playing.

Although with fully mobile equipment (particularly the cheap stuff that the org would be prone to buy), you probably would be unable to hear any difference.


In Australia they only pulse those signals twice a day, around 6pm and 6am. I believe he was talking about general phase noise from motors running, which brings up the noise floor. Valid enough complaint, but obsessive behaviour when you're keeping the neighborhood up playing music every night until 4am.

There was nothing subliminal about his aliens. "They're sending a beam through the ceiling right now, CAN'T YOU SEE IT???" *brrrrrr*

haiqu

I'm not being country-specific, but FIR pulses can be and are sent at varying times. Hot water systems are usually activated about 10pm and deactivated about 5am (and there may be deliberate cut outs during the night if loads are increased elsewhere). Some people have their air-conditioners on share-loading, which means that during the day if the grid needs to shed, aircons can be activated to take up the difference. Some domestic hot water systems can be used for this as well to help keep the generation/use load equitable. And vice/versa for aircon in commercial buildings which will usually cutout between 10-12 and then reactivate at 6am.

In fact, most electric companies have to know the advertising timetable for local television zones, because they have to be prepared for the load increase when hundreds of thousands of people go to the kitchen and put on the kettle!

If I were there, he would probably see beams coming out of my eyes. Many people can't look me in the eye very well (that was even before I did TRs), and several have described the sensation as "burning".
 
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