Sierra Diablo – 10,000 year Clock

This may be THE most important post I have posted so far.  In it there is enough information for you to see the full picture and to understand what is happening.  The ruling elite have spent thousands of years, yes thousands of years I say because they are part of the minions of the Fallen Angels.  The plan that they are working goes way back.  The continuity of it flows from the spirits behind it.  They have been studying the EARTH and EVERYTHING IN IT for thousands of years.  Mapping it all out and keeping record.  THEY KNOW and have KNOWN for sometime, everything they need to know in order to bring their plans to fruition.  What we are experiencing now is the realization of their plans coming to pass.

From the beginning, God has made it clear that this is just a temporary situation here on Earth.  That there is a coming Savior and end to this life as we know it. But your enemy wants you to turn away from trusting GOD and lose all faith and hope.  They want you to turn to the ancient teachings of the pagan religions that worship the Fallen Angels.

This 10,000 year Clock is one aspect of their plans to view this life as all there is and believe that you can be empowered to through science, technology and with the aid of spirits to make this world a Utopia that goes on forever.  They are using every thing in their power to turn you away from TRUTH and FAITH IN GOD.

10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten;and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants,and thy glory unto their children.

17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.  Psalm 90:12-17

This is another very long post.  It has taken me a great deal of time and energy to put it all together.  I hope that you find it easy to follow and that God brings to your understanding EVERYTHING that you are ready to accept.


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Visiting the Clock will take a commitment. The nearest airport is several hours away by car, and the foot trail to the Clock is rugged, rising almost 2,000 feet above the valley floor.


Introduction – 10,000 Year Clock – The Long Now

This Clock is the first of many millennial Clocks the designers hope will be built around the world and throughout time. There is a second site for another Clock already purchased at the top of a mountain in eastern Nevada, a site surrounded by a very large grove of 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines.
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The 10,000 Year Clock

Mt. Washington, Eastern Nevada

Looks like the mountain is make the symbol of the 666, the “OK” sign as it is called.

In 01999 (Can also be written 0/1 666 as in 0 and 1 computer language and the sign of the AntiChrist) The Long Now Foundation purchased desert mountain land adjoining the Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada as a potential Clock site. The property includes 180.3 acres on Mount Washington, made up of eleven patented mining claims dating back to 01 916, as well as a 60 acre ranch property in Spring Valley purchased in 02005.

Most of the two-mile-long swath of mountain land is covered by a forest of ancient bristlecone pine trees. Bristlecones are considered the world’s oldest living thing. One tree in the Snake Range was determined to be over 4,900 years old.

The purchase of the mountain property from National Treasure Mines Inc. was made possible by donations from three high-tech pioneers-–the Mitchel Kapor Foundation (Kapor founded Lotus), the Jay Walker family (Walker founded, and Bill Joy (one of the founders of Sun Microsystems).

Mitch Kapor – Wikipedia
Kapor was extensively involved in initiatives that created the modern Internet. He co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1990 and served as its chairman until 1994. EFF defends civil liberties in the digital world and works to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as the use of technology grows. [12] [13] [14] [15]
Kapor Center/ Kapor Foundation
 Enhancing racial justice in tech through research, programs, and policy Explore SMASH Providing transformative STEM experiences for students of color. Explore Kapor Capital Investing in early stage startups that close gaps of access for all. Explore Kapor Initiatives Piloting and scaling new solutions, programs, and initiatives.
LOTUS Software
Lotus Software was an American software company based in Massachusetts; it was “offloaded” to India’s HCL Technologies in 2018. Lotus is most commonly known for the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet application, the first feature-heavy, user-friendly, reliable, and WYSIWYG-enabled product to become widely available in the early days of the IBM PC, when there was no graphical user interface.Wikipedia

Type:Subsidiary  / Industry:Computer software /  Founded:1982 (as Lotus Development Corporation)
The company, named for the Hindu spirit of enlightenment, had a “killer app” in 1982 with Lotus 1-2-3, an application that established the business status of the standalone personal computer.  The introduction of Notes began to change that perception; computers and group software now made it easy for people to work faster, and more effectively, together, sharing information. With its acquisition of Data-Beam Corp. and Ubique Ltd in May, Lotus moved toward providing chat, instant messaging, and real-time communications capabilities to its software. These and other developments, including a new web streaming technology, continued to strengthen Lotus’s leading position in the networking and communications industry.
Jay S. Walker
Jay Scott Walker (born November 5, 1955) is an American entrepreneur and chairman of Walker Digital, a privately held research and development lab focused on using digital networks to create new business systems.Walker is also curator of TEDMED since 2011, and a founder of known as Booking Holdings) and Synapse Group, Inc. In 2000, Forbes estimated his net worth at $1.6 billion.
Jay Walker Biography – life, family, children, name, school, mother …
Jay Walker was one of the leading lights of the dot-com boom, founding what was one of the highest-flying Internet companies of the late 1990sPriceline.comOne of the Most Influential Business Leaders in the Digital Age Walker has invented hundreds of solutions for a wide variety of business problems, specializing in creating innovative applications that work with large-scale networks such as cell phones and the internet. Walker is the named inventor on more than 750 issued and pending U.S. and international patents, making him one of the most prolific individual living inventors. He also serves on the Presidents’ Circle for the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and is a regular speaker on college campuses and a guest on televised U.S. business show


Bill Joy, in full William Nelson Joy, (born November 8, 1954, Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.), American software developer, entrepreneur, and cofounder of the computer manufacturer Sun Microsystems. Joy devised a version of the UNIXoperating system, Berkeley UNIX, that used the TCP/IPnetworking language, which placed UNIX servers at the forefront of the Internet revolution and the open-source movement. He also collaborated  on both the Java programming language and the Jini networking system, which fostered connectability between the Internet and household appliances.
Sun Microsystems – Engineering and Technology History Wiki – ETHW
Sun Microsystems. When Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle in 2010, it marked the end of one of the pioneering hardware and software developers of the past thirty years, whose contributions included a powerful desktop workstation and the Java programming language. Sun(Stanford University Network) began as a tiny SiliconValley startup in 1982.


“This is a timeless landscape,” said Brand, describing the high desert terrain, “and the remarkable people here reflect that. That’s the attraction. We have to be careful to protect that, just as Great Basin National Park does.”

A number of individuals in White Pine Countyhelped The Long Now Foundation find a promising mountain for the Clock. Realtor Dave Tilford engineered the land purchase. Karen Rajala, chair of the Economic Diversification Council, organized the meeting in Elywhere the land purchase was made public.

Long Now is committed to developing this site as a 10,000 year installation in parallel with The 10,000 Year Clock in Texas.

Eli (name) – Wikipedia
 אל (‘el), God.  /   על(‘al), high.
Eli as a name has two different meanings, both originating in the Hebrew Bible.. Eli can be a male given name of Hebrew origin, from Biblical עֵלִי ascent”, spelled with the Hebrew letter ayin in the beginning, the name of Eli, the high priest in the Books of Samuel.It is identical to the Arabic name Ali (علي).

Eli may alternatively be an unrelated abbreviation of Hebrew names[3] such as ElijahEliasElishaEliezerElimelech, etc., all containing the element אלי, meaning “my God” and spelled with the Hebrew letter aleph in the beginning. El is the name of a Semitic deity  and -i is the suffix for the genitive form (“mine“).
Etymology of the Greek name Eli
The Greek name Eli is a transliteration of the Hebrew word אלי, which comes from the word (or name) אל (El).And El is either a proper divine name or else the abbreviated form of the word (or name) אלהים (Elohim)
In names אל(‘el) usually refers to אלהים (‘elohim), that is Elohim  
Aliens: The Bene Ha Elohim – The Sons of God (The Fallen Angel …
Bene Ha Elohim – The Sons of God (Aka, The Watchers – Fallen Angels) “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” ~ Ephesians 6:12
The Benei Elohim, the Watchers, and the Origins of Evil
Forbidden Knowledge: Make-up and Weapons In one account, the angel Asael [6] descends to earth and teaches forbidden knowledge to women concerning female adornment, which facilitates lust. He also teaches men how to create weapons, which enables war. [7] 8:1 And Asael taught men to make swords, and daggers, and shields and breastplates.


The Clock in the Mountain


A work crane at the Clock site in western Texas.

There is a Clock ringing deep inside a mountain. (so this is a Bell / Bel / BAAL) It is a huge Clock, hundreds of feet tall, designed to tick for 10,000 years. Every once in a while the bells of this buried Clock play a melody. Each time the chimes ring, it’s a melody the Clock has never played before. The Clock’s chimes have been programmed to not repeat themselves for 10,000 years. Most times the Clock rings when a visitor has wound it, but the Clock hoards energy from a different source and occasionally it will ring itself when no one is around to hear it. It’s anyone’s guess how many beautiful songs will never be heard over the Clock’s 10 millennial lifespan.

TunnelWideningHiDigging out the entrance tunnel for the Clock.

The Clock is real. It is now being built inside a mountain in western Texas. This Clock is the first of many millennial Clocks the designers hope will be built around the world and throughout time. There is a second site for another Clock already purchased at the top of a mountain in eastern Nevada, a site surrounded by a very large grove of 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines. Appropriately, bristlecone pines are among the longest-lived organisms on the planet. The designers of the Clock in Texas expect its chimes will keep ringing twice as long as the oldest 5 millennia-old bristlecone pine. Ten thousand years is about the age of civilization, so a 10K-year Clock would measure out a future of civilization equal to its past. That assumes we are in the middle of whatever journey we are on – an implicit statement of optimism.

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Engineer Chris Rand (right) with the first Geneva wheel part.

The Clock is being machined and assembled in California and Seattle. Meantime the mountain in Texas is being readied. Why would anyone build a Clock inside a mountain with the hope that it will ring for 10,000 years? Part of the answer: just so people will ask this question, and having asked it, prompt themselves to conjure with notions of generations and millennia.

Conjure Definition & Meaning |
to call upon or command a devil or spirit by invocation or spell. to practice magic. noun Chiefly Southern U.S. an act or instance of witchcraft, Hoodoo, or Voodoo, especially a spell. OTHER WORDS FOR conjure 3 summon, raise, invoke. See synonyms for conjure on
conjure verb – Definition, pictures, pronunciation and usage notes …
Word Origin Middle English (also in the sense ‘oblige by oath’): from Old French conjurer ‘to plot or exorcize’, from Latin conjurare ‘band together by an oath, conspire’ (in medieval Latin ‘invoke’), from con-‘together’ + jurare ‘swear’.
conjure | Etymology, origin and meaning of conjure by etymonline
The magical sense is from the notion of “constraining by spell” a demon to do one’s bidding. Related: Conjured; conjuring. Phrase conjure up “cause to appear in the mind” (as if by magic) attested from 1580s. also from late 13c. Entries linking to conjure con-

If you have a Clock ticking for 10,000 years what kinds of generational-scale questions and projects will it suggest? If a Clock can keep going for ten millennia, shouldn’t we make sure our civilization does as well? If the Clock keeps going after we are personally long dead, why not attempt other projects that require future generations to finish? The larger question is, as virologist Jonas Salk once asked, “Are we being good ancestors?”

The Clock’s inventor introduced the idea of the Clock (in 1995) with this context:

I cannot imagine the future, but I care about it. I know I am a part of a story that starts long before I can remember and continues long beyond when anyone will remember me. I sense that I am alive at a time of important change, and I feel a responsibility to make sure that the change comes out well. I plant my acorns knowing that I will never live to harvest the oaks.

I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. I want the cuckoo to come out every millennium for the next 10,000 years.

That’s Danny Hillis, a polymath inventor, computer engineer, and designer, inventor and prime genius of the Clock. He and Stewart Brand, a cultural pioneer and trained biologist, launched a non-profit foundation to build at least the first Clock. Fellow traveler and rock musician Brian Eno named the organization The Long Now Foundation to indicate the expanded sense of time the Clock provokes – not the short now of next quarter, next week, or the next five minutes, but the “long now” of centuries.


What does the Bible say about the idolatrous tribe of Dan?
Genesis 49:16-18. Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of IsraelDan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse’s heels, So that his rider falls backward.
Dan is an old Scandinavian given name with several disputed origins. The most likely theory[citation needed] is that it originated from the Old Norse ethnonym danir for Danes. This in turn originated from the Proto-Germanic masculine word *daniz. The name Dan is also a Hebrew given name, after Dan, the fifth son of Jacob with Bilhah and founder of the Israelite Tribe of Dan.[1] It is also (along with the variant Danny) a given name or a nickname for people named Danie
hill (n.)
Old English hyll “hill,” from Proto-Germanic *hulni (source also of Middle Dutch hille, Low German hull “hill,” Old Norse hallr “stone,” Gothic hallus “rock,” Old Norse holmr “islet in a bay,” Old English holm “rising land, island”), from PIE root *kel- (2) “to be prominent; hill.” Formerly including mountains.


Name Meaning of Brian

MEANING: The meaning of the name Brian is: Noble, Strong one.

Brian (sometimes spelled Bryan in English) is a male given name of Irish and Breton origin, [1] as well as a surname of Occitan origin. [2] It is common in the English-speaking world . It is possible that the name is derived from an Old Celtic word meaning “high” or “noble”. [1]
Jan 21, 2022Meaning & History Meaning uncertain, possibly related to the old Celtic root * brixs “hill, high” (Old Irish brií) or the related * brigā “might, power” (Old Irish briíg ). It was borne by the Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century.
enos | Etymology, origin and meaning of the name enos by etymonline
ENOS Meaning: “man” (compare nashim “women,” Arabic ins “men, people”). See origin and meaning of enos.

Jan 21, 2022Meaning & History Meaning uncertain, possibly related to the old Celtic root * brixs “hill, high” (Old Irish brií) or the related * brigā “might, power” (Old Irish briíg ). It was borne by the Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century.

masc. proper name, in Old Testament the son of Seth, from Greek Enos, from Hebrew Enosh, literally “man” (compare nashim “women,” Arabic ins “men, people”).

enoptomancy (n.)

divination by means of a mirror, 1855, from Greek enoptos, literally “seen in,” from en- “in” (from PIE root *en “in”) + optos “seen, visible” (from PIE root *okw- “to see”) + -mancy.

enormity (n.)

late 15c., “transgression, crime; irregularity,” from Old French enormité “extravagance, atrocity, heinous sin,” from Latin enormitatem (nominative enormitas) “hugeness, vastness; irregularity,” from enormis “irregular, huge” (see enormous). Meaning “extreme wickedness” in English attested from 1560s. The notion is of that which surpasses the endurable limits of order, right, decency. Sense of “hugeness” (1765 in English) is etymological but to prevent misunderstanding probably best avoided in favor of enormousness, though this, too, originally meant “immeasurable wickedness” (1718) and didn’t start to mean “hugeness” until c. 1800.


ClockmockFrom left to right: Doug Carlston, Danny Hillis, Stewart Brand, Brian Eno inspect an early mockup of the clock’s calculating mechanism in 1996.

Eno also composed the never-repeating melody generator that rings the Clock’s chimes inside the mountain. Other people unhappy with our society’s short-attention span are part of this group, including me (KK), one of its charter officers. This Clock in the Mountain is being funded and built on property owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Bezos is also very active in designing the full experience of the Clock.

The first step in this multi-decade project was to construct a working 8-foot-tall prototype. This test version was finished (just in time) on New Year’s Eve 1999. At the stroke of midnight, the prototype 10,000-year Clock bonged twiceto usher in the new millennia, the year 2000, in front of a small crowd at its temporary home in the Presidio, San Francisco. The Clock now resides in the London Science Museum. Somewhat worrisome, there have been moments when it was not wound.

SB10KClockStewart Brand, just back from Morocco, stands before the prototype clock minutes before it rings in the year 2000.   (Note the priestly garb)

In contrast to the human-scale of the prototype, the Clock in the mountain will be monumental, almost architectural in scale. It will be roughly 200 feet tall. Located under a remote limestone mountain in the Sierra Diablo Mountain range in Texas, it will require a day’s hike to reach its interior gears. Just reaching the entrance tunnel situated 1500 feet above the high scrub desert will leave some visitors out of breath, nicked by thorns, and wondering what they got themselves into.

The current trail up to the Clock’s entrance.

To see the Clock you need to start at dawn, like any pilgrimage. Once you arrive at its hidden entrance in an opening in the rock face, you will find a jade door rimmed in stainless steel, and then a second steel door beyond it. These act as a kind of crude airlock, keeping out dust and wild animals. You rotate its round handles to let yourself in, and then seal the doors behind you. It is totally black. You head into the darkness of a tunnel a few hundred feet long. At the end there’s the mildest hint of lighton the floor. You look up. There is a tiny dot of light far away, at the top of top of a 500 foot long vertical tunnel about 12 feet in diameter. There is stuff hanging in the shaft.

The dot of light beckons you. You begin the ascent. You start climbing a continuous spiral staircase, winding up the outer rim of the tunnel, rising toward the very faint light overhead. The stairs are carved out of the rock. The material above each step has been removed from the tunnel leaving astoundingly precise rock stairs. To cut the spiral staircase Stuart Kendall of Seattle Solstice invented a special stone slicing robot to continuously grind out the stairs at the rate of a few stairs per day. His robot incrementally creeps downward while the debris falls into the central shaft out of the way.

A demo of the robotic stair cutter using a concrete sample.

Round the tunnel and up the tube toward the light you head. The first part of the Clock you encounter on the ascent up the spiral staircase is the counterweights of the Clock’s drive system. This is a huge stack of stone disks, about the size of a small car, and weighing 10,000pounds. Depending on when the clock was last wound, you may have to climb 75feet before you reach the weights.

After you pass the weights, you arrive at the winding station. It is a horizontal windlass, or a capstan like the turnstile on an old sailing vessel that winds up an anchor. It takes two or three visitors to push around the capstan of the clock and to lift its 10,000-pound stones. You rotate around until you can no further. Now the clock is wound.


A mechanical arrangement for lifting great weights. There is a variety of capsterns, but they agree in having a horizontal circular head, which has square holes around its edge, and in these long bars are shipped, and are said to be “swifted” when their outer ends are traced together; beneath is a perpendicular barrel, round which is wrapped the rope or chain used to lift the anchor or other great weight, even to the heaving a ship off a shoal. Now, in most ships where a capstern is used to lift the anchor, the chain cable is itself brought to the capstern. The purchase or lifting power is gained by the great sweep of the bars. A perpendicular iron spindle passes through the whole capstern, and is stepped into a socket on the deck below the one on which it stands. In some cases capsterns are double in height, so that bars may be worked on two decks, giving more room for the men.

capstan (n.)
upright apparatus on a ship, worked by levers, used for raising weights or applying power,” late 14c., from Old French cabestant, from Old Provençal cabestan, from capestre “pulley cord,” from Latin capistrum “halter,” from capere “to hold, take” (from PIE root *kap- “to grasp”).

windlass (n.)
device for raising weights by winding a rope round a cylinder, c. 1400, alteration of wyndase (late 13c.), from Anglo-French windas, and directly from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse vindass, from vinda “to wind”(see wind (v.1)) + ass “pole, beam” (cognate with Gothic ans “beam, pillar”).


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One of the gears milled from stainless steel. Each notch in the gear is inclined in 3 dimensions.

You keep climbing. For the next 70-80 feet of ascent you pass 20 huge horizontal gears (called Geneva wheels), 8 feet in diameter, each weighing 1,000 pounds. This is the mechanical computer that calculates the over 3.5 million different melodies that the chimes will ring inside the mountain over the centuries. The chimes never repeat so that every visitor’s experience is unique, and the calculated variety creates a sense of progressive time, rather than endless recycling. And “calculate” is the correct word, because cut into the gears is an elaborate system of slots and sliding pins, which, much like a Babbage Difference Engine, will perform digital calculations, generating the next sequence of the ten bells. Only the Clock calculates without electricity, using your stored energy to moving its physical logic gates and bits. This is the world’s slowest computer.

Difference engine
A difference engine is an automatic mechanical calculatordesigned to tabulate polynomial functions. It was designed in the 1820s, and was first created by Charles Babbage. The name, the difference engine, is derived from the method of divided differences, a way to interpolate or tabulate functions by using a small set of polynomial co-efficients. Wikipedia

Outline of the elements that make up the Clock.

Demo of the calculating mechanism.

On days when visitors are there to wind it, the calculated melody is transmitted to the chimes, and if you are there at noon, the bells start ringing their unique one-time-only tune. The 10chimes are optimized for the acoustics of the shaft space, and they are big.

Finally, way out of breath, you arrive at the primary chamber. Here is the face of the Clock. A disk about 8feet in diameter artfully displays the natural cycles of astronomical time, the pace of the stars and the planets, and the galactic time of the Earth’s procession. If you peer deep into the Clock’s workings you can also see the time of day.

Located in a separate space from the clock’s inner workings, the face of the clock “displays the natural cycles of astronomical time, the pace of the stars and the planets, and the galactic time of the Earth’s procession.”

Sketch of the Clock’s face and some of the cycles it displays.

Perhaps most impressive of all: the clock can keep itself going for the entirety of is planned existence. While it will not display the time unless wound it will continue to keep track, using the sun and stars for guidance and temperature differentials for power. “Thermal power has been used for small mantel clocks before, but it has not been done before at this scale. The differential power is transmitted to the interior of the Clock by long metal rods. As long as the sun shines and night comes, the Clock can keep time itself, without human help. But it can’t ring its chimes for long by itself, or show the time it knows, so it needs human visitors.”

a movable skeleton framework cut out of a circular sheet of metal, and lying between the planisphere and the diopter or alidade. It carries one or two pointers, also an eccentric ring marked with the signs of the zodiac, and several curved arms indicating the place of the pole of the ecliptic and of certain stars.

But in order to get the correct time, you need to “ask” the clock.
When you first come upon the dials the time it displays is an older time given to the last person to visit. If no one has visited in a while, say, since 8 months and 3 days ago, it will show the time it was then. To save energy, the Clock will not move its dials unless they are turned, that is, powered, by a visitor.The Clock calculates the correct time, but will only display the correct time if you wind up its display wheel.So yet another hand-turned wheel awaits your effort to update the face of time. This one is much easier to wind because the dial motion consumes less power than ringing bells. You start winding and the calendar wheels whirr until BING, it stops and it shows the current date and time.

face (n.)
c. 1300, “the human face, a face; facial appearance or expression; likeness, image,” from Old French face “face, countenance, look, appearance” (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *facia (source also of Italian faccia), from Latin facies “appearance, form, figure,” and secondarily “visage, countenance,” which probably is literally “form imposed on something” and related to facere “to make” (from PIE root *dhe- “to set, put”).
They are forming a face for Time.  To be worshipped.  Creating an Idol of Time.  They are determined to create their own TIME apart from what God created.  To displace us out of God’s Kingdom into theirs.


So how does the Clock keep going if no one visits it for months, or years, or perhaps decades? If it is let to run down between visits, who would keep resetting it? The Clock is designed to run for 10,000 years even if no one ever visits (although it would not display the correct time till someone visited). If there is no attention for long periods of time the Clock uses the energy captured by changes in the temperature between day and night on the mountain top above to power its time-keeping apparatus. In a place like a top of a mountain, this diurnal difference of tens of degrees in temperature is significant and thus powerful.

If the sun shines through the clouds more often then expected, and if the nights are colder than usual, the extra power generated by this difference (beyond what is ordinarily needed to nudge the pendulum) will bleed over into the Clock weights. That means that over time, in ideal conditions, the sun will actually wind up the chimes, and wind them up sufficiently for them to ring when no one is there.

Cardboard model of the stairs and hanging mechanisms.

The rotating dials, gears, spinning governor, and internal slips of pins and slots within the Clock will be visible only if you bring your own light. The meager dot of light above is not sufficient to see much otherwise. Lights off, the Clock sits in near total darkness, talking to itself in slow clicks, for perhaps years at a time. In the darkness you can hear things moving, crisp non-random pings, like a crude thought trying to form inside a dim unlit brain.

Shining your light around the rest of the chamber you’ll see the pendulum and escapement encased in a shield of quartz glass – to keep out dust, air movements, and critters. The pendulum, which governs the timing of the Clock, is a 6-feet-long titanium assembly terminating with football-sized titanium weights. It swings at a satisfyingly slow 10-second period. The slight clicks of its escapement echo loudly in the silence of the mountain.

Building something to last 10,000 years requires both a large dose of optimism and a lot of knowledge. There’s a huge geek-out factor in the Clock because the engineering challenges are formidable. What do you build with that won’t corrode in 100 centuries? How do you keep it accurate when no one is around? The Clock’s technical solutions are often ingenious.

Almost any kind of artifact can last 10 millennia if stored and cared for properly. We have examples of 5,000-year-old wood staffs, papyrus, or leather sandals. On the other hand, even metal can corrode in a few years of rain. For longevity a 10K year environment is more important than the artifact’s material. The mountain top in Texas (and Nevada) is a high dry desert, and below, in the interior tunnel, the temperature is very even over seasons and by the day (55 degrees F)– another huge plus for longevity since freeze-thaw cycles are as corrosive as water. Dry, dark and stable temperatures are what archivists love. It’s an ideal world for a ceaseless Clock.

ISS International Space Station 357 previewTesting the longevity of materials in space on the MISSE (not part of the Clock project).

Still, the Clock is a machine with moving parts, and parts wear down and lubricants evaporate or corrode. Most of the Clock will be made in a marine grade 316 stainless steel. Because the engineering tolerances of the huge Clock are in fractions of an inch, rather than thousandths, the microscopic expansion by a film of rust won’t hurt the time keeping. The main worry of the Clockmakers is that elements of a 10K-year Clock – by definition – will move slowly. The millennial dial creeps so slowly it can be said to not move at all during your lifetime. Metals in contact with each other over those time scales can fuse – defeating the whole purpose of an ongoing timepiece. Dissimilar metals in contact can eat each other in galvanic corrosion. To counteract these tendencies some of the key moving parts of the Clock are non-metal – they are stone and hi-tech ceramics.

Ceramics will outlast most metals. We have found shards of clay pots 17,000 years old. And modern ceramics can be as hard as diamonds. All the bearings in the Clock will be engineered ceramic. Because these bearings are so hard, and rotate at very low speed, they require no lubrication – which normally attracts grit and eventually cause wear.

There is more than just technology in the mountain. The ticks of time are a very human invention. Astronomical calendars are among the first pieces of culture, and often the mark of civilizations. The cave holds culture. The Clock in the mountain not only plays the music of an ever-changing slow melody, but it will collect cultural expressions of time, ticks to mark the passage of decades and centuries. Off to the side of the main cavern of the Clock are a series of small grottos to explore and collect these notices of time. Five chambers will celebrate five powers of time: 1 year, 10 years, 100 years and 1,000 years. After one year, a mechanism will be built in the first chamber. After 10 years another anniversary marked and celebration built. Future generations will have to build the contents of the remaining chambers.

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The solar synchronizer prototype.

Behind the main chamber’s dials the stairs continue up to the outside summit of the mountain. The shaft above Clock continues to the surface, where its opening to the daylight is capped with a cupola of sapphire glass. This is the only part of the clock visible from outside, on the mountain peak. In this outdoor cupola sits the thermal-difference device to power the timekeeping, and also a solar synchronizer. Every sunny noon, a prism directs sunlight down the shaft and slightly heats up this ingenious mechanical device. That synchronizing signal is transmitted by rods further down to the Clock’s innards, where the imperceptible variations in the length of the day as the earth wobbles on its axis will be compensated so that the Clock can keep its noon on true solar noon. In that way the Clock is self-adjusting, and keeps good time over the centuries.

The journey to the Clock in the mountain ends on the summit in light. It is the sun that powers its ringing below. Like a heart beating while we sleep, the Clock in the mountain keeps time even when we pretend the past did not happen and the future will not come.

The local flora outside the clock at dawn.

The biggest problem for the beating Clock will be the effects of its human visitors. Over the span of centuries, valuable stuff of any type tends to be stolen, kids climb everywhere, and hackers naturally try to see how things work or break. But it is humans that keep the Clock’s bells wound up, and humans who ask it the time. The Clock needs us. It will be an out of the way, long journey to get inside the Clock ringing inside a mountain. But as long as the Clock ticks, it keeps asking us, in whispers of buried bells, “Are we being good ancestors?”

How do you become one of those time-conscious beings who visit and wind the Clock? Jeff Bezos has just launched a public web site, 10000-year-clock, where interested folks can register their desire to visit the Clock in the Mountain when it is finished many years from now. Bezos has said he will give some kind of preference to current members of the Long Now Foundation because the purpose of the Clock is to promote what the Foundation promotes: long-term thinking.

Update: There is now a wonderful profile in Wired of the people involved in making the Clock in the Mountain, here.

Bezos’ 10,000-year mountain clock

A giant $53 million clock, bankrolled by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, is being assembled inside a Texas mountain to keep time for 10,000 years without human intervention. The monumental timepiece, which resembles something from a Bond villain’s lair, is the brainchild of Danny Hillis, a computer theorist who was first concerned in the Eighties that people had a “mental barrier” of looking at the year 2000 as the limit of the future.


Joe Rogan – Jeff Bezos $600 Million Deal with the CIA

Feb 13, 2018
Joe Rogan and Jimmy Dore talk about how creepy Amazon is.


Sierra Diablo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Sierra Diablo
Sierra Diablo Ranch.JPG

Sierra Diablo range with eponymous ranch marker in the foreground
Highest point
Elevation 6,610 ft (2,010 m)[1]
Length 43 mi (69 km)[2]:1
Width 33 mi (53 km)[2]:1
Etymology Spanish for “devil mountain range
Country United States
States Texas
Range coordinates 31°25′00″N 104°54′00″WCoordinates31°25′00″N 104°54′00″W

The Sierra Diablo is a small mountain range in the US state of Texas, extending north and south along the border between Hudspeth and Culberson counties.[3] It is in the Chihuahuan Desert, and is near Van Horn, Texas.


The oldest rocks of the region, exposed in the southern foothills, date from the Precambrian. The most extensively exposed rocks in the Sierra Diablo date from the Permian era, and are about 3,000 feet thick. They consist mostly of HuecoBone Spring and Victorio Peak limestones. The range was given its present form and outlines by Cenozoic era geologic events.[2]:1–2

Copper and silver have been mined from the region. Tungsten and beryllium are present in small amounts. Ground water is scarce.[2]:2


Indigenous Lipan Apache people of the region were driven away and killed in the Battle of the Diablo Mountains in 1854 under the command of John George Walker. A last conflict of the Texas–Indian wars took place at Sierra Diablo in 1880, with Apache under the command of Victorio versus Texas Rangers under George W. Baylor. The site of the battle is now named Victorio Peak.[2]:16

Dead bodies of two women were discovered in the mountains in 1938. The unsolved murders have been attributed by a reporter to a ring of Nazi spies operating in America.[5]

A portion of the range is owned by Jeff Bezos, where a project known as Clock of the Long Now is being built inside a mountain.[6]


“a range of hills,” 1610s, from Spanish sierra jagged mountain range, literally “saw,” from Latin serra “a saw” (compare serrated), which is of unknown origin.

Old English deofol “a devil, a subordinate evil spirit afflicting humans;” also, in Christian theology, “the Devil, a powerful spirit of evil otherwise known as Satan,” from Late Latin diabolus (also the source of Italian diavolo, French diable, Spanish diablo; German Teufel is Old High German tiufal, from Latin via Gothic diabaulus).The Late Latin word is from Ecclesiastical Greek diabolos, which in Jewish and Christian use was “the Devil, Satan,” and which in general use meant “accuser, slanderer” (thus it was a scriptural loan-translation of Hebrew satan; see Satan). It is an agent noun from Greek diaballein “to slander, attack,” literally “to throw across,” from dia “across, through” (see dia-) + ballein “to throw” (from PIE root *gwele- “to throw, reach”).Jerome re-introduced Satan in Latin bibles, and English translators have used both words in different measures. In Vulgate, as in Greek, diabolus and dæmon (see demon) were distinct, but they have merged in English and other Germanic languages. Meaning “false god, heathen god” is from c. 1200. Sense of “diabolical person, person resembling a devil or demon in character” is from late 12c. Playful use for “clever rogue” is from c. 1600. As an expletive and in expletive phrases from c. 1200.
Diablo Rim 6,640 ft
2024 m
1,939 ft
591 m
29.7 mi
47.8 km
31.45°N 104.90°W Sierra Diablo Culberson


Sierra Diablo Map – Texas, United States – Mapcarta

Sierra Diablo is a mountain in Texas and has an elevation of 6578 feet. Sierra Diablo from Mapcarta, the open map.

Immediately, I noticed that the route from Bezos’ Corn Ranch (the Launch Site) to the 10,000 year clock maps out the head of the BULL/BAAL.


Corn Ranch, or Launch Site One, is a spaceport in the West Texas town of Van HornTexas. The 670-square-kilometer (165,000-acre) land parcel was purchased by Internet billionaire Jeff Bezos. Current launch license and experimental permits from the US government Federal Aviation Administration authorize flights of New Shepard rockets.

Corn Ranch (Van Horn, Tx) –

Re: Corn Ranch (Van Horn, Tx)

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This ranch also includes the Delaware Mountains, which are directly adjacent to Guadalupe Mountains National Park to the north. The Delaware Mountains have extensive outcrops of the Brushy Canyon Formation, one of the best exposed examples of an ancient submarine fan system. This Permian-aged submarine fan system was sourced from uplands and a marine reef system that are now exposed in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

For important relative information regarding the word FAN see the following post:spacer

These outcrops had been studied extensively by university and petroleum industry geologists, and were a world-class geological site, visited by many field trips and field schools. After Bezos purchased the ranch, access to these outcrops was abruptly cut off. There have been many attempts to contact Bezos, his lawyers, and the ranch staff to open access back up for continued study and education, but with no success.

I had hoped that the Blue Origin moves in Florida might portend reduced activity at the Van Horn site, and again open up access to the Delaware Mountains, but it’s continued use as a remote, private testing facility seems to make this impossible, at least in the near future.

Any Blue Origin insiders who might be reading this: please let Mr. Bezos know that providing access to the northern part of the ranch for geological studies, far away from the test site out in the basin, would have zero impact on his operations, would be excellent PR, and would provide students and researchers with a world-class learning experience.


Esoteric Meaning of colors – Blue
Truth, wisdom, protection, peace of mind, loyalty, occult power and expansion. Jupiter is the color royal blue. Fortunately, expansion, abundance, long journeys, higher education, legal issues, taxes (use together with the green), investments, foundations, prosperity, and opportunity. Spiritually, summon demons, healing, inspiration, devotion, serenity, sincerity and truth, faith, inner peace, knowledge and wisdom, harmony in the home, occult power and expansion. Blue can also be used in spells, when the color is applied to the other and directed to incite depression, sadness, helplessness, lack of sympathy, coldness and be gloomy. The blue chakra controls the throat. The blue and the water element.

origin (n.)
c. 1400, “ancestry, race,” from Latin originem (nominative origo) “a rise, commencement, beginning, source; descent, lineage, birth,” from stem of oriri “arise, rise, get up; appear above the horizon, become visible; be born, be descended, receive life;” figuratively “come forth, take origin, proceed, start” (of rivers, rumors, etc.), from PIE *heri- “to rise” (source also of Hittite arai- “to arise, lift, raise,Sanskrit iyarti “to set in motion, move,” Armenian y-arnem “to rise”). Meaning “beginning of existence is from 1560s; sense of “that from which something derives its being or nature” is from c. 1600.

also from c. 1400
In Essence the meaning of BLUE ORIGIN  IS TO SUMMON DEMONS TO RISE!!!


Inside and Out: Great Basin National Park

Stella Lake at Great Basin National Park

Stella Lake at Great Basin National Park

Welcome to Nevada, folks!  Home to casinos, wedding chapels, and- as it turns out- the hidden gem of Great Basin National Park.  The history of this area goes back 12,000 years, to the Paleo-Indians, followed by the Fremont and Shoshone tribes, and finally the immigrants on the California trail, on their way to California for mining.  It became a place for ranching, mining, and- as we all know, conservation.  Many paths have crossed in this desert land and when our dirtied hiking boots finally set foot here, we must be ready to follow their lead and brave the wonders that the Great Basin has in store.

Carved out of the lands by glaciers, this desert landscape encapsulates terrain that begs exploration and appreciation.  The forest of bristlecone pine trees contains some trees that are over 3,000 years old!  As National Geographic points out, those trees were around when King Tutankhamun ruled Egypt- a long, long time ago.  But that’s just the thing about Great Basin National Park- while it might not have been around as long as Yellowstone or Yosemite, it has been in the works for far longer, as you will see when we explore further.

Inside the Lehman Caves

Inside the Lehman Caves

Perhaps the coolest part of Great Basin National Park and what sets it apart from other places we have visited are the incredible caves open for people to explore.  The Lehman caves, the most visited of the caves here, were formed thousands of years ago, when the Ice Age created pockets in the formations of limestone in the mountains.  What are left are one and a half miles of underground pathways filled with limestone stalagmites.  The caves are open to the public, but the main goal of the park is to preserve their delicate environment so they remain for generations to come.  Visitors may not be wearing any clothes that have been worn in other caves and are led by a park ranger at all times.  The most important priority is to keep both visitors and the cave safe.

To take a look at another ancient relic, though not quite so old, I would suggest taking a look at the Upper Pictograph Cave, just a short drive up the mountain from the Lehman Cave Visitor Center.  Here, you’ll found rock walls decorated by Fremont Indians about a thousand years ago.  These cave paintings have given researchers a glance into the lives of people from a long, long time ago and for visitors like us, are well worth taking a look.

But after plenty of time underground and in caves, a little bit of time in the outdoors might do us some good.  I would suggest starting at the bottom of Wheeler Peak, the tallest mountain in the region, and taking a survey of the land.  Maybe go fishing at Stella Lake, take a hike up one of the trails and get a great vantage point to look over the beautiful landscape.  Or just explore the park!  The best thing about the National Parks, as I’m sure you’ve come to see, is that there is something for everyone.  Find a ranger, ask around, and find the perfect adventure for you.  A place like Great Basin National Park is a pity to waste.


Nevada desert bighorn sheep symbol of rugged life

LAS VEGAS (AP) – If there’s a more perfect state animal for Nevada than the desert bighorn, we’d like to see it.

The sheep populate the Silver State’s countryside, making a hardscrabble living in one of the nation’s most inhospitable climates.

The bighorn is representative of everything about Nevada,” said Doug Nielsen, a spokesman for the Nevada Division of Wildlife. “It’s rugged. It lives in a rugged landscape. It makes its life in a harsh environment. It has had its ups and downs like the human residents of Nevada, but it continues to fight and hang in there.”

The desert bighorn, which became Nevada’s official state animal in 1973, has long traveled alongside Nevada’s people. Prehistoric petroglyphs feature the sheep, which natives in the region revered as a source of food, pelts and tools.

So what makes the desert bighorn a special breed?

Unlike other bighorns, its hooves are cuffed and concave on the bottom to help grip craggy rocks as the animals migrate across mountains. The sheep can gain a foothold on a 2-inch ledge, jump between ledges 20 feet apart and run up gravelly mountainsides at 15 miles per hour.

It has keen senses it can spot activity almost a mile away – that have helped it survive.

The desert bighorn also has a nine-stage digestive cycle that lets it get the most out of limited desert vegetation.

Even with those advantages, it’s not easy: Just a third of lambs survive their first summer, according to statistics from the National Park Service.

It’s an animal that is specifically designed to live in one of North America’s harshest environments,” Nielsen said. “Clark County is the driest county in the driest state in the union. The terrain is comprised of jagged, steep mountain ranges. And the plant life sticks you and pokes you. They live and thrive in that environment.”

At a mature weight of about 200 pounds, the desert bighorn is smaller than the Rocky Mountain bighorn, which can weigh in at nearly 300 pounds.


Nevada State Animal: Desert Bighorn Sheep

Nevada State Animal: Desert Bighorn Sheep . The desert  bighorn  sheep(Ovis canadensis nelsoni,) is a subspecies of bighorn sheep found in the desert Southwest United States and the northern regions of Mexico. The trinomial of this species commemorates the American naturalist Edward William Nelson (1855-1934).
Feb 3, 2023  Etymology . Contracted form of ὄϊς (óïs), from Proto-Hellenic *ówis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis. Cognate with Sanskrit अवि (ávi), Latin ovisand Old English eowu ( h ewe). Pronunciation
The meaning of OVIS is a genus of Bovidae consisting of the domestic sheep and the majority of the wild sheep most of which inhabit the mountainous regions from western North America to western Asia and have horns that form a lateral spiral.

canadensis  – canadensis (Latin)

Origin & history

From Canada + -ēnsis  – Adjective

canadēnsis (third-declension two-termination adjective)

  1. (New LatinUsed as a specific epithetCanadian; from Canada.

Nelson’s elk: Nelson’s elk (English) Noun Nelson’s elk Cervus elaphus nelsoni; a subspecies of red deer (or wapiti). Synonyms Cervus elaphus nelsoni: Rocky Mountain elk, Yellowstone elk; Cervus canadensis nelsoni Coordinate terms Cervus elaphus nelsoni: Roosevelt elk, tule…

Edward William Nelson – Smithsonian Digital Volunteers
Edward Nelson’s career spanned decades and an entire continent, ranging from his stint with the US Army Signal Corps in 1870s Alaska, to his decade crisscrossing Mexico, to his occasional quick trips to various US state in his later years with the Bureau of Biological Survey.

Edward William Nelson – Wikipedia
Edward William Nelson (May 8, 1855 – May 19, 1934) was an American naturalist and ethnologist. A collector of specimens and field naturalist of repute, he became a member of several expeditions to survey the fauna and flora. He was part of a team with Clinton Hart Merriam that took part in the Death Valley Expedition.

Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934 | Smithsonian Institution Archives
Nelson was President of the American Ornithologists’ Union, 1908-1909, the Biological Society of Washington, 1912-1913, and the American Society of Mammalogists, 1920-1923. He received an honorary M.A. from Yale University in 1920, and an honorary Doctor of Science from the George Washington University in the same year.

Ethnology – Wikipedia
Compared to ethnography, the study of single groups through direct contact with the culture, ethnology takes the research that ethnographers have compiled and then compares and contrasts different cultures. The term ethnologia (ethnology) is credited to Adam Franz Kollár (1718-1783) who used and defined it in his Historiae ivrisqve pvblici Regni Vngariae amoenitates published in Vienna in 1783.[3] as: “the science of nations and peoples, or, that study of learned men in which they inquire into the origins, languages, customs, and institutions of various nations, and finally into the fatherland and ancient seats, in order to be able better to judge the nations and peoples in their own times

Blessing Given To Dan by his father, Jacob, just before he died. The blessing is recorded in Genesis 49:16-18 KJV 
 16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord