Music with the Phone’s Keypad – Tetris – Part 2

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Tetris, NES video game, Nintendo Company Ltd, 1989 (video games)

A while back, I had fun with the keypad. Now the Gameboy game Tetris is back in fashion from 1989.
Here are the melodies you can play on a dial pad.

(Use the * and # keys as pauses)

Korobeiniki :

1 2 3 1 # 1 9 1 #

6 8 * 9 6 3 # 9 6 3 #

9 6 3 1 # 1 9 1# 6 8

Bach’s Menuet :

5 3 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 2 3 #

4 # 4 # 4 # 9 8 # 9


3 2 1 1 2 3 8 9 8 #

9 # 9 8 # 9 # 9 3 2 1 1 2 3*

8 9 8 # 9 # 9 8 # 9 # 9


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Camouflaged road in Finland during WW2. 1941.

The trees were hung up with ropes. This road sat 6 miles from the Russian border, so when looking down from observation airplanes, the road would be disguised.

It was intended to be viewed obliquely (slanted) not directly from above. The suspended trees would conceal enough of the road to make it difficult to identify visually when flying past, or from surveillance photos taken from aircraft. Camouflage is designed to break up the shape of something against the background, this would have been effective within certain limits.

Lost Time / Le Temps Perdu

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Le Temps Perdu
Devant la porte de l’usine
le travailleur soudain s’arrête
le beau temps l’a tiré par la veste
et comme il se retourne
et regarde le soleil
tout rouge tout rond
souriant dans son ciel de plomb
il cligne de l’oeil
Dis donc camarade Soleil
tu ne trouves pas
que c’est plutôt con
de donner une journée pareille
à un patron?
Lost Time
Before the factory gate
the worker suddenly stops
the good weather has seized him by his coat
and as he turns back
and looks at the sun
all red all round
smiling in its leaden sky
it twinkles its eye
Say, my friend Sun
don’t you find
it’s rather silly
to give such a day
to a boss?

How to dispose of a body like a pro

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If you type 52.376552,5.198303 into Google Maps, you will find a man dragging a body into the lake. [obviously fake]

But you shouldn’t get caught like the guys in the foto, so here is an way to do it like a pro I found somewhere on the net.

First, be smart from the very beginning. Pulverize all teeth, burn off fingerprints, and disfigure the face. Forcing a DNA test to establish identity (if it ever comes to that) might introduce the legal/forensic hurdle that saves your ass down the line. An unidentifiable body can, in a pinch, be dressed in thrift store clothes and dropped in a bad part of town where the police are less likely to question it. I don’t reommend that disposal method, I’m just saying an easily identifiable body is an even bigger threat than the opposite.

Assuming you have it inside a house where you can work on it a bit, the first thing you want to do is drain it of fluids. This will make it easier to cut up, and slow decomposition a little bit. The best way to do this quick and dirty is to perforate the body with a pointed knife, and then perform CPR on it. Cut the fronts of the thighs deep, diagonally, to slit the femoral arteries. Then pump the chest. The valves in the heart will still work when dead, and the springback of the ribcage can put apply a fair amount of suction to the artria. Do this in a tub. Plug the drain, and mingle lots of bleach with the bodily fluids before unplugging the drain to empty the tub. This should help control the stench of death, which would otherwise reek from your gutter gratings. Do everything you can to control odors. Plug in an ionizer, burn candles, leave bowls of baking soda everywhere. Ventilate the room in the middle of the night, but otherwise keep it closed. Keep the body under a plastic sheet while it’s in the tub.

If you want to bury, I recommend seperating the body into several parts, and burying them seperately. For one thing, it’s easier to dig a deep enough hole for a head than for an entire body. this reduces your chances of being discovered while you are actually outside and digging the grave.
That is the one thing you can’t do inside the doors of your house, and represents a vulnerable moment you want to keep brief, under 2 hours. Do it between 3 and 5 am. It’s also less likely for someone to call the police if their dog digs up some chunk of meat, than if they dig up an enitre body. They may assume it’s an animal carcass disfigured by decomposition, and leave it alone or dispose of it. It’s also more likely that the dog will consume all of it before anyone knows the difference. A whole skeleton is another story. You can cut a body into 6 pieces faster than you think. It’s not much different than boning a chicken, but it takes more work, a big knife, and time. A hammer will be useful for pulverizing joints or driving the knife deep where it doesn’t want to go. Anyway it’s wise to crush as much of the skeleton as you can along the way. It will aid in making the body less identifiable for what it is as it decomposes.

Don’t return to the same site 6 times for 6 burials.You’ll attract suspicion from anyone nearby, and you’ll wind up placing the body parts close enough together to be found by any serious investigation. Put them in plastic bags with lots of bleach, and store in a freezer until you have enough time to bury them all.

Depending on what tools you have available, you may find that you’re get really good at deconstructing the body. You might prefer to slowly sprinkle it down a drain without leaving your house. This avoids the long-term risk of discovery associated with burial, and the overwhelming supply of bacteria in a sewer accellerates deconomposition, whil e providing a convenient cover smell.

Truly grinding down a body takes a lot more work, and you run the risk of fouling your plumbing and calling in a plumber. So don’t try it unless you know how to clear bones and meat out of a drainpipe. A good food processor can be useful. But don’t over-use it, or power drills or saws. They’re noisy and they attract attention. And forget the kitchen sink. It’s better if you actually remove one of the toilets in your house from its base, which will give you direct access to one of the largest sewer pipes that enters your house. Follow any disposals with lots of bleach and then run the water for 5 or 10 minutes on top of that. And plug that pipe when you’re not using it, to prevent any sewer gasses from backing up into your house. Usually, a U-trap inside the toilet does that for you.