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While I was sitting around, waiting for the last submission to hot Zones, and waiting for the proof-reading to be completed (I can't be trusted to proof a pot), I finished up The Outer Vehicle, and got it published just a few minutes ago.

This is a Gallery of Life in the Fast Lane, with multiple references to the Junk yard. Thirty-three Outer Vehicles protected, in most cases, the author's vehicle from irritation or damage by the environment. Guest appearances are also made by some of the fastest and/or weirdest horseless carriages on and off the road. A full-color, coated paper version is also available, for a higher price.

Your (anybody's) free copy of the full-color pdf is now available at ...

https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/notarajah-/the-outer-vehicle/ebook/product-rw4d5w.html?page=1&pageSize=4

soft back OV 2

Ignant, please note and be forewarned: This is about horseless carriages and how they transport and protect the delicate vehicle (for some people, even passengers) that do the work.

I don't know anybody in their aligned and adjusted right mind who would want to pay for a copy of the softcover, but such things are possible at ...

https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/notarajah-/the-outer-vehicle/paperback/product-ww25d9.html?page=1&pageSize=4

soft front OV3

 


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Posted by: @shiva

Thirty-three Outer Vehicles

Congratulations on the publication, Shiva.

Any particular sigificance to 33?


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Tiger
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@Shiva
can we get a direct link to the pdf ?
Will order the book next year next check.


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christibrany
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@Tiger

 

I sent you a copy via E Male. 


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Posted by: @shiva

even passengers

Touché.

I freely admit to riding in the smelly noisy things from time to time, but continue to maintain that it is beneath a man's dignity to operate one.

And i remain a firm partisan of the Hinayana ["lesser vehicle"] known as the bicycle.


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Shiva
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Posted by: @michael-staley

Any particular sigificance to 33?

Why yes. 33 happens to be the exact number of vehicles I have owned. This accounting of the lineage of the Khus came out to 33 ... not the other way round where I started with 33 and made the Khus fit by QBL-juggling as taught by BafometR (whose number is 33).

The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu in the Khabs.

The Driver is in the Car, not the Car in the Driver.

Duh.

Posted by: @tiger

can we get a direct link to the pdf ?
Will order the book next year n

The pdf is 44 Mb, which is too big for for any known email account I have access to.

I just used the link posted above ... to test the veracity of its virtues. I ordered my own free copy. It took less than 3 minutes, maybe only two. I got this email in reply ...

Thanks for ordering from Lulu! We’ll send you an email shortly with a download link for your ebook.
 
 
Order Information
 
product thumbnail The Outer Vehicle
PDF (self purchase)
Quantity: 1
Free
 
Subtotal $0.00
 
Order Total $0.00
 
 

Note: I cannot remove these stupid embedded blank lines. I don't know why Lulu makes you go through paying when there is no charge, or fee, or dues, to be paid in advance.

The other "direct link" is where you put a jump-drive in your pocket and drive here (in your car or on your bicycle) and plug said jumping-drive into my computer.

It just took me MUCH LESS TIME to order the free pdf than it took to copy, paste, and arrange the permanently embedded, imprinted invoice.

Now I must abandon this post because the copy/paste proof of purchase and its empty lines is making me gnurvous.

 

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Posted by: @christibrany

I sent you a copy via E Male. 

Thank you. How did you send a 44 Mb copy via email? Does your provider offer attachingments greater than the size of the file? How will Tiger open the file if his provider blocks a 44 Mb attachment?

I am confused, but happy someone got it.

Posted by: @ignant666

I freely admit to riding in ...

Then your sin(s) will either be forgiven, or you will burn eternally. I can't figure out which.

 


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@ignant666 I likey both

 

I went for a nice half hr ride on Sunday but then it snowed again for two days in a row. oh well .

 

I would imagine in NY its batshitcrazy snow country now.  Based on that storm of a week ago or so? 

 

The outer vehicle isnt really the car is it?

 

@Shiva

Aren't you tongue-in-cheeking RE the human body vs soul.  Or perhaps making a metaphor like our body is our car and our soul is the driver? 🙂

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How did you send a 44 Mb copy via email? Does your provider offer attachingments greater than the size of the file? How will Tiger open the file if his provider blocks a 44 Mb attachment?

My Korean email provider, as does Gmail (I think) turns those huge attachments into links, that they store on their server, so you arent really sending the file, you are sending a link to said file on someone elses PC. 


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I went for a nice half hr ride on Sunday but then it snowed again for two days in a row. oh well .

If you are still in Estes Park, your mission is to drive up and west to the crest at the Continental Divide, which is the highest paved road in the world. While you are there, you will NEED pranayama, because the aire at (what is it?) (12,500 feet? 10,800 feet?) Way up there - is so thin you might want an Oxy bottle.

This feet feat is best accomplished in the summer or early autumn. I did it in the sunnytime, not the dead of winter.


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@shiva

 

That sounds really fun to be honest but unfortunately I am back here on low land. Well. 5000 ft.  

I was on the Continental Divide with scouts back in the day. Gorgeous view. 

While we were in Estes it was fairly mild for that elevation. Didnt snow and it was clear. Just really super windy.

Nice frozen Bodies of Water though. 


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Or perhaps making a metaphor like our body is our car and our soul is the driver?

I will reiterate I think I read a passage like this in the Upanishads or the Baghavad Ghita. Given to me by silly Krishnas with pot brownies. Read the whole thing, 800 ? pages even though it was from Prabuphada sic 


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Posted by: @christibrany

The outer vehicle isn't really the car is it? 

Aren't you tongue-in-cheeking RE the human body vs soul.  Or perhaps making a metaphor like our body is our car and our soul is the driver? 

Do you mean the same make of car which is "called Millions of Years" as in, the Voice of the Silence ??

Broom, broom !!  🙂

Norma N Joy Conquest


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@jamiejbarter

 

You made me laugh out loud with joy.

 

Yes sir.

 


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Wow speaking of silly Hare Krishnas, George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' just came on.

 

Synchronicity. 

 

And in a film no less. Yes, slow work day. 


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Posted by: @christibrany

Yes, slow work day. 

If it's so slow, can you respond to the technical questions regarding how you were able to send Tiger a file bigger than (most) email allowances?

And Tiger, did you get the transmission from Chris?


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@shiva

 

repeat

 

My Korean email provider, as does Gmail (I think) turns those huge attachments into links, that they store on their server, so you arent really sending the file, you are sending a link to said file on someone elses PC. 

 

ie the file shows up as a link in an email msg 


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Posted by: @christibrany

the file shows up as a link in an email msg 

I see. The "repeat" was necessary due to an overwhelming number of rapid posts ... and I missed your kindly, bored-at-work, response. Thank you for repeating.

When I used the Lulu link to (test) download my own work, three times, I got three notices of "Failed - server error." Which server? Why is (almost) nothing working properly today?

The final submission for Hot Zones was verified by the sender as being attached, but the attachment 

Increasing complexity is a sure sign of imminent collapse. I knew the End of the World was at hand.

God knows, and maybe his Son, but not me, wtf is going on with the archons today. I shall soon resort to the ultimate solution whereby I turn it all off, and then start up again ... later.


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My own voyage to acquire a copy of this work first took me to a screen image which said the page didn't exist anymore. I clicked the link a second time and admittance was granted. Kind of like the old Golden Dawn protocol as I was led to understand (auto-deny the first request and if they come back a year later, give 'em a chance). 

Fortunately, I didn't have to wait a YEAR.

Thank you, Shiva, for sharing this with us all. I look forward to reading. 🙂  


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a screen image which said the page didn't exist anymore.

Lulu slipped in a whole new site, right as the lockdown was getting under way. They changed a LOT of things. Their new system runs pretty well, but I got stymied by some of the tricks. Mostly they put a bit more burden on the publisher (me, et al), and have some loose cannons thrashing around in the digital background ... just like the glitch you reported.

Like many of the big companies, they are in denial of of such glitches. Their agents will go to great lengths to explain how such things are not their fault, and I am mistaken in my accusations of incompetence or digital error. I have not experienced serious errors ... yet, but even as I was loading this book and pdf, their Borg was hiding things from me. Example; The book loade first. It was fine and "showed up" in my list. Then I loaded the pdf. It was fine ... but the book disappeared from my list and would no longer show up on a search. But the link to the book, which I copied while I had the chance, still worked.

I would consider going to their competition, which I did in the past, but the competition is run by Amazon (I think) and they are so strict I'd never get a book through their maze.

Anyway, this present text is just a gallery of cars that is barely metaphysical, but with enough humorous twist to appeal to anyone who ever worked on their short.


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Success !
Thanks Chris and Shiva !

@Shiva
The modest 1994 Mercedes Benz E320 forgot to mention it was the KGB car of choice.
Glad i was able to go on the wild ride with tunes and a tour and be there at the finish line.

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Shiva
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Glad i was able to go on the wild ride with tunes and a tour and be there at the finish line.

Yes, it was Tiger who was drafted to drive the Mercedes over to the prison guard's pad where he (the guard) was giving this rocket ship to his newly-licensed, 16-year old daughter. Since he (the gurd) lived very cose-by, I don't think Tiger got to see if he could hit 142 mph, but only our imaginations can imagine what the daughter did with it.

 


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Why yes. 33 happens to be the exact number of vehicles I have owned.

I wish to clear up the distorted statement that carriage #33 (KIA = 31) was taken to the junkyard.

It is true that sometime in early February (2021), I was driving home from Albuquerque at high speed when ... the engine blew up. I got off the freeway, steam pouring out from under the hood. Then I arranged for my tow-truck driver (with my prepaid towing service) to take #31 to his very own mechanic (who he said didn't charge a lot.

I would post a pic, but "El Piston Loco" is located behind heavy trees in the heart of the Albuquerque "South Valley," a ghetto, um, barrio, similar to The Lower East Side, Watts, and Ciudad Juarez down in Olden Mexico. We dropped the fallen vehicle off in the dark. The next morning Manuel ("he speaks English, but it goes better if you speak Spanish," I was told) said he would look at it.

Three days latter came the diagnosis: Blown Head Gasket. One week to fix. This was good news, because a head gasket is much cheaper than a new (used) engine.

Note: When I purchased this vehicle in July 2006 e.v., one cylinder (out of 4) had a low compression reading. The engine also used up small amounts of coolant each month, no big deal. The engine also had a putt-putt sound. I knew I had a tiny blow-by in the head gasket a long time ago. It ran that way for 14+ years! Anicca, Annie Cha.

Two weeks later, after requesting a couple days that became four (the 2=4 equation) in order to "tune" the engine, I picked it up. It ran smoother and faster than before.

I only spent 5 (part-time) days re-tightening assorted nuts and bolts, one of which had fallen loose, but not out, thus leading me to the great sloppy-tightening maneuver of El Piston Loco.

I wanted anyone who read the (free) Outer Vehicle automobilography to know that #33, whose value is 31, has made a complete recovery and you don't need to worry about losing any more sleep.


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