Solar 17

Sometimes there are stories that you can't help but wonder are planted in the media for some strange ritual purpose we're not meant to understand. This is one of them.

MIT students have created a solar cooker out of yak-wool canvas panels stretched over bamboo ribs and faced with reflective Mylar. Designed for rural Himalayan villages with help from students at Qinghai Normal University in Tibet, the lightweight unit seen above could cost as little as $17. An attachment for the system -- a metal coil -- can be added for home heating for $26 more. The idea was one of the winners of the MIT IDEAS competition and has garnered interest from local manufacturers.

Did that device really only cost 17 dollars to make? Why is there a big, glowing 17 on the photo? Was that photo really taken at 5:43 AM? It seems awful bright for that time of day. Or is it because 5x43=215 and 2+15=17?

You see this kind of thing a few thousand times or so and you really start to wonder.


  1. hah, I love it. Oh boy do I feel you man.

  2. November 17
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    "17 November" is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising.

    November 17 is the 321st day of the year (322nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year.

  3. If that's ritualistic then its purpose is to make you join in with being suspicious of relevant eco-tech that doesn't pollute, thus instead of the focus being on that it actually is something good for a change the focus remains on the conspiracy and fake-reality that is responsible for all the non-eco stuff instead.

    As the a-holes behind that load of twaddle would put it: 'oh what a twisted web we weave', and they'd convey it in a twatty theatrical manner like a big fat guy in a dress and makeup.

  4. Nov 17 is also the date of the Velvet Revolution in Czech.
    About the time, perhaps like me he didn't reset the time - he might be a foreigner whose travelling. Nevertheless synchronous
    17 in Hebrew = GDY- Capricornus
    and 543 is something to do with Moses.

  5. 543 is the Pythagorean theorem aka the 47th problem/proposition of Euclid- 5 squared equals 4 squared plus 3 squared. A masonic signature to be sure.

  6. I neglected to mention the Tibetan rising sun flag inherent in all of this.

  7. Letters, or rather words spoken in text or even written in text are powerful and numbers are significant. I feel we are moving into a time, or the general public is, in where the resonance or spaces between those words are realized as numbers. Therefor numbers are becoming powerful and words just significant.

  8. You missed another number in this story - 24.

  9. I believe July 17th, is the Gregorian birthday equivalent of Isis?

  10. I didn’t knew what kind of twisted web we weave but it surely is very nice and you really are crazy and I loved the blog and do post more and stay connected with us