logo: live from Todessa


Poems in Posthuman Akkadian

Episode 12/1 – NAM, FATE
Episode 12/3 – UHRN.MONDe
Episode 12/4 – NAM.TXT
Episode 12/6 – UHRN.TXT

Camera: Tman
Cast: Totleb & Co.
Editor: Todito
Soundmix: Todonsky Junior
Directed by: T.L.


written by General Totleben
© Ivan Stanev, executor testamentarius

Read the full text of the poem  THE TABLET OF DESTINIES  h e r e  (p.104-…coming soon…)

Ninurta, The Tablet of Destinies, Magnetar, Boltzmann Brain, Entropy, Vacuum Structure, Arrow of Time

(…) soft gamma-ray repeaters
SGR 1806 – 20 ( MAGNETARcedilla )
SGR 1900 + 14 ( OGONEKpulsar )
traced backwards in time…


SGR 1806-20
is a magnetar, a type of neutron star with a very powerful magnetic field, that was discovered in 1979 and identified as a soft gamma repeater. SGR 1806-20 is located about 14.5 kiloparsecs (50,000 light-years) from Earth on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy in the constellation of Sagittarius. It has a diameter of no more than 20 kilometres (12 mi) and rotates on its axis every 7.5 seconds (30,000 km/h rotation speed at the surface). As of 2016, SGR 1806- 20 is the most highly magnetized object ever observed, with a magnetic field over 1015 gauss (G) (1011 tesla) in intensity (compared to the Sun’s 1–5 G and Earth’s 0.25–0.65 G).

Fifty thousand years after a starquake occurred on the surface of SGR 1806-20, the radiation from the resultant explosion reached Earth on December 27, 2004 (GRB 041227). In terms of gamma rays, the burst had an absolute magnitude around −291. It was the brightest event known to have been sighted on this planet from an origin outside the Solar System. The magnetar released more energy in onetenth of a second (1.0 Å~1040 J) than the Sun releases in 150,000 years (4 Å~1026 W Å~ 4.8 Å~1012 s = 1.85 Å~1039 J). Such a burst is thought to be the largest explosion observed in this galaxy by humans since the SN 1604 supernova observed by Johannes Kepler in 1604. The gamma rays struck Earth’s ionosphere and created more ionization, which briefly expanded the ionosphere. A similar blast within 3 parsecs (10 light years) of Earth would destroy the ozone layer and be similar in effect to a 12-kiloton nuclear blast at 7.5 kilometers. The nearest known magnetar to Earth is 1E 1048.1- 5937, located 9,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina.

SGR 1806-20 lies at the core of radio nebula G10.0-0.3 and is a member of an open cluster named after it, itself a component of W31, one of the largest H II regions in the Milky Way. Cluster 1806-20 is made up of some highly unusual stars, including at least two carbon-rich Wolf–Rayet stars (WC9d and WCL), two blue hypergiants, and LBV 1806-20, one of the brightest/most massive stars in the galaxy.

SGR 1900+14
is a soft gamma repeater (SGR), located in the constellation of Aquila about 20,000 light-years away. It is assumed to be an example of an intensely magnetic star, known as a magnetar. It is thought to have formed after a fairly recent supernova explosion. An intense gamma-ray burst from this star was detected on August 27, 1998; shortly thereafter a new radio source appeared in that region of the sky. Despite the large distance to this SGR, estimated at 20,000 light years, the burst had large effects on the Earth’s atmosphere. The atoms in the ionosphere, which are usually ionized by the Sun’s radiation by day and recombine to neutral atoms by night, were ionized at nighttime at levels not much lower than the normal daytime level. The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), an X-ray satellite, received its strongest signal from this burst at this time, even though it was directed at a different part of the sky, and should normally have been shielded from the radiation. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope detected a mysterious ring around SGR 1900+14 at two narrow infrared frequencies in 2005 and 2007. The 2007 Spitzer image showed no discernible change in the ring after two years. The ring measures seven light-years across. The origin
of the ring is currently unknown.

A cedilla (/sɪˈdɪlə/ si-DILə; from Spanish), also known as cedilha (fromPortuguese) or cédille (from French), is a hook or tail (¸) added under certain letters as a diacritical mark to modify their pronunciation. In Catalan, French, and Portuguese, it is used only under the c, and the entire letter is called respectively c trencada (i.e. “broken C”), c cédille, and c cedilhado (or c cedilha, colloquially).

The ogonek (Polish:[ɔˈɡɔnɛk], “little tail”, the diminutive of ogon; Lithuanian: nosinė, “nasal”) is a diacritic hook placed under the lower right corner of a vowel in the Latin alphabet used in several European languages, and directly under a vowel in several Native American languages. An ogonek can also be attached to the top of a vowel in Old Norse- Icelandic to show length or vowel affection. For example, o᷎ represents imutated ø.


melim [SPLENDOUR] (Ur III, Old Babylonian)
me-lim4 “frightening splendour”
me-lem4=(awesome) radiance
Akk. melammu “fearsome radiance, aura”

Languages / scripts used: Sumerian, Akkadian, Proto-Elamite, Ancient Greek, Russian, German, French, English

freesound.org; cdli.ucla.edu; The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL); Encylopaedia Britannica; arxiv.org