Big Bertha Thing publisher (See at end)

301 Files most wanted list, for contributions to the furtherance of a hole in the ground. (shell hole)
Big Bertha Thing total postings 112.

 
Total postings 19/1/00  5260 4221 2726 2796 1109 4121 967 900 1031 2540 337 218
sci.astro                 46  404  180   44   37   18  57 140  210    . 161  87
sci.math                  12    7    1    .    1    .   .   .    .    .   .   .
sci.physics             1182    6   43    .    1    .  48   .   80    5   3   .
sci.chem                1618    .    .    .    .    .   .   .    6    .   .   .
sci.optics                64    1  121    .    .    .   .   .  361    .   4   .
sci.archaeology            .    7    .    .    7    .   .   1    .    .  69   .
sci.astro.amateur          1 1115  840    .    1    .   .   .    .    .   .   .
sci.space.policy           2   10    1    .    2    .   . 438    .    .   .   .
sci.space.tech             .    .    .    .   61    .   . 144    .    .   .   .
sci.physics.particle      13    .    .    .    .    .   1   .  100    .   .   .
sci.physics.electromag    24    .   11    .    .    .   .   .  113  337   2   .
sci.physics.relativity    13    .    .    .    2    . 776   .  135    .   .   .
sci.geo.satellite-nav      .    .    .    .    .   14   .   .    .    .   .   .
alt.sci.physics           43    .    2    .    .    .   .   .    1    5   4   .
alt.sci.seti               .    .    .    .    .    8   2   .    .    .   .   5
sci.astro.seti             .    .    .    .    .    .  12   .    .    .   .  34
alt.astronomy              1   32  170    .    .    .   6   .    .    .   .   .
alt.sci.planetary          2    9    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .   1   .
swnet.sci.astro            .  219    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .   .   .
sci.anthropology.paleo     .    .    .    .  374    .   .   .    .    .   .   .
se.vetenskap.astronomi     .   81    .    .    .    .   .   .    .    .   .   .
 
Total postings 19/1/00 13863 4660 2331 1793  709  564  525 509 371 248 141  71
sci.astro               1450   86   57   84   79   26   30   1   6   1  26  22
sci.math                 364    .    .    1    .    2    3   .   .   .   .   .
sci.physics              944   13   12  609    3    1    .  37   3  28   1   7
sci.chem                   3    .    1    1    .    .    .   .   .   .   .   .
sci.optics                 2    .   30    .    2    .    .  38   .  66   .   8
sci.archaeology            .    .    3    .    .    .    .   .   .   .   .   .
sci.astro.amateur         39    .    1    .   19    .    .   .   .   .  11   1
sci.space.policy          88   22  643    .   55   10    .   .   .   .   .   .
sci.space.tech            13    .   79    .    .   18    .   .   .   7   1   .
sci.physics.particle       9    .    .    .    .    .    .   .  11   .   .   .
sci.physics.electromag     2    .    .    2    1    .    .  78   .   9   .  31
sci.physics.relativity   219    .    .   29    1    .    .   2   7   .   .   .
sci.geo.satellite-nav      .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .   .   .   .
alt.sci.physics           39    .    .    5    .    .    .   1  67   .   .   .
alt.sci.seti              24    .    .    .    .    .    .   . 105   .  22   .
sci.astro.seti            42    .    .    .    .    .    .   .  16   .   .   .
alt.astronomy             40    .    .    .    4    .    .   .   2   .   .   .
alt.sci.planetary         46    1    4    .    .    6    .   .   .   .   .   .
swnet.sci.astro            .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .   .   .   .
sci.anthropology.paleo     .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .   .   .   .
se.vetenskap.astronomi     .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .   .   .   .

Big Bertha Thing publisher

Cosmic Ray Series
Possible Real World System Constructs

publication see sci.astro 13th January 2000
postings see sci.astro 17th January 2000

Big Bertha Thing welfare

29th April 1999
Operations Manager,
The Benefits Agency,

Dear Sirs,

Further to your letter of 28th April 1999, regarding a list of questions, on the possibility of my working at all.

I will attempt to answer your questions, in order as listed in your letter.

  1. I am not working, I am just pottering arround on the internet. I last registered for course work with the Open University in 1997. This would have involved 6 hours work per week. I could only manage half-an-hour per day, so totally failed to do the work or complete the course. Not even one homework assignment was completed.
    In August 1997, I bought a second hand computer for 150 pounds sterling, and was given free access to the Open University computer along local telephone lines at a call charge of 1p per minute.
    Since that time, I managed to build up a body of correspondence, within the limits of half-an-hour per day mental or physical work.
    In January 1999, this correspondence was transfered by me to my web site; www.bertha.ndirect.co.uk(since disabled.) I have to pay 14 pounds and 9p per month for this site.

  2. Nobody suggested it, it just happened.
  3. My doctor does not know that I have a web site.
  4. See answer 1 for description of my activities. No job is being done, so no job description exists.

  5. No employer exists or payments have been recieved.
  6. I can think straight for half-an-hour per day. The rest of the time is spent pottering arround. I can do one side of A4 paper of mathematics or computer work per day.

  7. On any day free of a major shopping expedition, I can do half-an-hour of original work and about an hour of copy typing at non-typist speeds.

  8. My principle interest is a 50 year scientific project, which was started 30 years ago. If I could spend 48 hours per week doing it I would. However half-an-hour work and an hour pottering, seems to be all I can manage and at that not every day of the week.
    Due to my condition, I asked Mrs. Pam S...., a fellow Open University student to be the project archivist for my work on the Open University computer. She agreed and kept the archive of the correspondence which is now on my web site. This is both an unusual request and an unusually generous service to a fellow student on incapacity benefit.

  9. Zero income for as far as the eye can see.
  10. Not applicable, zero wages or income.
  11. August 1997 and is ongoing.
I trust that the above will put the internet feeding frenzy of the newspaper hype into some perspective.

Yours faithfully.
Tony Lance Dip.Math(Open)
www.bertha.ndirect.co.uk (since disabled)

Big Bertha Thing Serpico

Serpico was an honest cop in New York, that was all he ever wanted. As he lay, in his hospital bed, recovering from being shot in the face, all he could bear to watch on TV was Sesame Street.

At one time or another, he had upset every cop on the force, except one. Now, he even had mayor John Lindsay, dancing in attendance. He still thought, it was worth it.

Now he lives in Switzerland, on a disability pension. There is this incredible sense of deja vu, even down to the walking stick. Most days he feels fine, even if occasionally he could sleep for a week.

Bibliography;-
Serpico by Peter Maas
(C) Copyright 1973 by Peter Maas and Tsampa Company, Inc.
Published by William Collins Sons & Co.Ltd. Glasgow.
Serpico film by Paramount Pictures
True story covered by
New York Times (3rd February 1971)