My background and activities
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More about my Air Force time.
Page started: 2006 September 14
When I lived in England, I had a landlord who said: The road to
ruin is paved with good intentions. I don't know who he was quoting,
but I suppose he told me because he thought it was appropriate.
Sould I call this an Autobiography?
It's just a few facts about LaFarr Stuart.
I have a unique first name, and no second name.
I had nothing to do with that.
- I am caucasian with medium complexion, and brown hair
- I was born July 6, 1934 In Clarkston, UT
- I have no brothers or sisters
- I have never married, and have no children
- I have
no religious affiliation
I do not believe in anything not able to be tested by experiment
- I went to Utah State immediately after Graduating North Cache Hign
- My Father wanted me to be a Dr. and I didn't like farming. So I went
for the Summer Quarter. Mostly to fill "group requirements".
I took College Algebra class that was taught by Vance Tingey (head of the
Math Department). It was a great review of my High School Advanced Algebra.
Most others in the class were Grade School teachers, wanting more credentials.
I stood out in that class, so Tingey told me I could
teach it in the Fall Quarter.
I taught Math Classes almost every Quarter after that.
- As a pre-Med student I was in Chemistry class for Chemistry Majors.
That class was taught by Sherwin Maeser (head of the Chemistry Department).
He was great, and I liked Chemistry. So in Summer Quarters I was a Lab
- My main interests and education are in the Sciences: Math, Chemistry & Physics
- After a field trip to University of Utah Medical School, where I saw
"research on monkeys" to discover cause of Polio. Then visiting the Salt Lake
County Hospital with Interns; I decided Medicine was not for me!
and decided to be a Chemistry Major.
- I wish I knew more about the biological sciences, and Geology
- To avoid being drafted for the Korean war:
I took ROTC, hence went into Air Force in 1957
- The USAF sent me to University of Utah far Degree in Meteorology
They were closing air bases because they needed Meteorologist
- Fall of 1958 I was sent ot High Wycombe England to draw weather maps
It was shift work on a 9-day week, (work 6 days and 3 day week-end)
I HATED IT! Got transferred to a US base in England, refused to get
a Security Clearance.
Spent a year at a non-flying base while being investigated.
- I got out Air Force in 1960 and went back to Utah State for a year
- Went to Iowa State for a couple years, didn't like Statistics
but liked using the Cyclone Computer.
- Got a job in Las Vegas working on IBM 1401 computers.
I lived in a trailer for about 3 years.
I spent most week-ends:
Hiking and Swimming Nude, around Lake Mead
I made a
living working with Computers --from the time they had
- 1963 worked in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for RCA computers.
- When I lived in New Jersey, I was rather serious about
- 1968 Went to Waltham, MA. A Start-up selling Teletype access to a
I programmed a PDP-8 front end supporting 64-lines.
- Late 1969 moved to Sunnyvale, CA. Worked at Control Data
- Then Tektronics selling fancy computer termuinals
- Then Employie Benifits Insurance installing access terminals
- Intersil who made one chip PDP-8 computers.
- And a failing company trying to put computers in Helicopters
At age 63, I tried Sky-Diving and made 30 jumps
- I am opinionated on about every subject, and often oppose popular opinion
- I oppose Killing. That includes both animals and people
- I have little interest in "Sports"--adults playing kid games
- I don't believe "My Country" is right on all occasions
- We have too many politicians only interested in their gain
- Voting is a farce. Most people don't know anything about the candidates
- Vote Republican or Democrat or waste your vote, both parties are corrupt
- United States Military is the biggest terrorist organization in the world
- The US Government wants to control and dominate every country
- It is logical: the United States is the most hated country in the world
- I believe religion has caused far too many wars
- I am pessimistic about the future of intelligent life on earth
- The world is running out of
- Technology will not solve this problem. Since man started
using fire, virtually all technology has it roots in releasing stored
- The US will try to dominate petroleum production
- The world will say the US has already used more than its share
- The US cannot fight the entire world and will be defeated
- 50 to 80 percent of the US population will die due to:
- Lack of heat in the winter
- Lack of cooling in the summer
- Lack of food produced by farming
- Lack of transportation of foods & goods
- Lack of water pumped from wells and lakes
- Anarchy caused by the above will occur within five to ten years
- People in most of the world will do better than those of us in the US
because they are used to using less petroleum
Bio fuels are not the answer
- Wind and Solar power are an interesting augment, but so inconsistent
storage is required; realistic amounts storage is not feasible. Pumping
the energy into the grid is only feasible when a lot of the grid power
comes from an energy source that can be turned up and down at will.
- Nuclear Power provides only heat and some electricity, nothing
transportable, hence is worthless for farming, transportation and the
production of chemicals such as fertilizers, plastics, and insecticides.
Further, it would require a huge electrical distribution system. And the
waste problem has no known solution--it would be disastrous.
- The only solution is a drastic reduction in human population
- The only sane way to do this would be a ban on all births for 20
- No leaders will have the power or courage to do this
- Nature and starvation will reduce the population
- Nuclear war could do a complete job on all animal life
- The population of the USA just pasted 325 million. World
population is past where the energy problem can be solved by
- A technological solution is a fantasy.
- What is your solution?
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