[C]Timothy Linick and Karl Koch PS: I have posted the following as [on March 31, 2014] a comment on Dan Porter's blog (slightly edited): I decided to Google the name which was after Art Hatheway's on Prof. Moreover, it was rumoured that Linick had committed suicide (since confirmed - see 30Dec15, although I claim that Linick's, like Koch's, "suicide" was murder by the KGB made to look like suicide.). Harry Grove's list of those present at the Arizona lab's dating of the Shroud. It may be significant that Karl Koch [see below right], a self-confessed hacker who had worked for the KGB, died on May 23, 1989, less than 2 weeks earlier than Linick, in what appeared to be an execution designed to look like suicide. "Digital Equipment Corporation: VAX," Wikipedia, 10 March 2014. "File: Vax11-780.jpg," Wikipedia, 17 December 2008. A Google search on "Art Hatheway Arizona" (without quotes) had [Left (enlarge): Grave of "Arthur Loyal Hathaway" (1940-2008), East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson Arizona.
[D]PPS: Here is a further comment I posted [on March 31, 2014] to Dan Porter's blog (with light editing): I have discovered what make and probably the model of the AMS control console computer was. In it the late Dr Linick, described the computerised process that Prof.
On Googling "Linick Arizona computer" (without the quotes) I found the paper, Linick, T. 1986, "Operation of the NSF-Arizona accelerator facility for radioisotope analysis and results from selected collaborative research projects," Radiocarbon, Vol. Gove wrote of Arizona lab's AMS control console computer, and mentioned that it is a "DEC computer system":"DEC" stands for Digital Equipment Corporation, the maker of the powerful PDP and VAX range of minicomputer which were very popular in laboratories in the 1980s.
And that presumably a major role of Senior Staff Engineer Hatheway was ensuring the AMS control console computer program controlled the AMS C-14 dating process:"The first sample run was OX1 [oxalic acid standard]. Each run consisted of a 10 second measurement of the carbon-13 current and a 50 second measurement of the carbon-14 counts.
This is repeated nine more times and an average carbon-14/carbon-13 ratio calculated.
I have identified this as probably a DEC VT-100 terminal connected to a DEC VAX-11 (or PDP-11) 32-bit minicomputer (see below).]led Porter to question whether the AMS control console computers were even "programmable." My reply to Porter on his blog, included: Has he determined if the AMS Control Consoles at all three labs had programmable computers There is no such thing as a NON-programmable computer. Ramsey confirmed that the AMS control console computers were under the control of "software," which is just another name for a program.
When I get to that part of my series I will give further evidence about this.[A]Arizona's AMS computer required an engineer-programmer I then [on March 30, 2014] added a further comment on Porter's blog (lightly edited): I meant to add, but I could not remember the name, that one of those listed by Harry Gove as present at Arizona's C-14 dating of the Shroud was "Art Hatheway" who was "connected with the Arizona AMS facility" and was a signatory to the 1989 Nature paper:"The next morning at about 8 am () I arrived at the Arizona AMS facility ...
Emphases are mine unless otherwise indicated.[Index] [Previous: "13th-12th centuries: Shroud's 1260-1390 radiocarbon date is against the preponderance of the evidence (1)" #8] [Next: "Vignon markings: Shroud's 1260-1390 radiocarbon date is against the preponderance of the evidence (2)" #10]Continuing with tracing the steps in the development of my radiocarbon dating of the Shroud hacker theory in my early 2014 posts (last three): "Were the radiocarbon dating laboratories duped by a computer hacker? : Revised #1" and now "Were the radiocarbon dating laboratories duped by a computer hacker? Age calculation was done offline and could just be done with a calculator, or by a simple program into which you typed the numbers from the AMS."that the AMS control console computer in the Arizona University's radiocarbon dating laboratory was little more than a calculator.
Which [Right (enlarge): Arizona radiocarbon laboratory's AMS control console `computer' (actually VT-100 terminal to that computer) just after it had displayed on its screen the uncalibrated `radiocarbon date of the Shroud', which was then calibrated to "1350 AD".
However I have been unable to discover what model it was, e,g. Googling "DEC" and then selecting "images," the Arizona Lab's AMS control console computer in the photo on page 176H of Prof.
Gove's book (see above), looks like a DEC VT-100 terminal.[Left (enlarge): DEC VT-100 terminal.]If that is so, and given that Arizona's AMS system was installed in 1981, its AMS control console computer was probably a 32-bit VAX-11: "In 1976, DEC decided to extend the PDP-11 architecture to 32-bits while adding a complete virtual memory system to the simple paging and memory protection of the PDP-11.
In 2006, Art retired from his position as Senior Staff Engineer at the AMS Lab in the Physics Department at U of A.