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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #150 on: August 10, 2013, 12:30:10 AM »
Bioinformatics made a warp recently, is quantum metrology next ?

Arxiv article "Quantum Optical Metrology -- The Lowdown on High-N00N States" submitted in 2009 is a review of some recent theoretical and experimental advances in field of quantum optical metrology.
The last sentence: "Boy, has the fun just begun, or what!?"

Using squeezed light to hunt for predicted 'squeezed' space effects, nice!
How close they can approach Heisenberg limit (10-30 m) ?  8)

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #151 on: August 10, 2013, 09:59:43 AM »
Hello Ivica,

Today I read the newspaper saying a vietnamese family found in the jungle living alone for 40 years, they do speak also as an example of the lykov family in Russia :

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/meet-the-last-lykov-000001-v20n4?Contentpage=1

They speak about Agafia wich you wrote about some time ago ! She looks like her !

http://english.sina.com/world/p/2013/0204/558005.html
(May be I missed something if you were talking of that later on...sorry then)
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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #152 on: August 10, 2013, 12:54:57 PM »
Laurent thanks, that reminds me to update Siberia thread.

BTW: New game in town (Zagreb, CR): Hiding car below bridge when a violent storm approaches:




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« Reply #153 on: August 10, 2013, 02:58:54 PM »
Ivica, great finding, perhaps we need a image thread documenting how people silently adapt or get effected by climate change. Do you remember the closed gas stations after Sandy?


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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #154 on: August 11, 2013, 12:30:20 PM »
Arcticio, yes, such image thread would be good to have.

Phenomenom showed above is the result of a forecast of extreme weather event (i.e. something potentionaly/possibly dangerous).
People didn't ask for published and peer reviewed material first, they acted.
Acted because of their feeling of 'connection' (ownership-money, usability, pet, fetish...) with car and knowing that car can not protect itself.
In a short, they felt that was their problem which needs their action.

Discussion about reason(s) for lack of feeling of conectedness, belonginess, togetherness, societal and overall one, belongs to a heart of human problem and deserves own topic under Rest (my opinion).
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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #155 on: August 12, 2013, 10:30:10 PM »
If you can't express your anger then try a little tenderness...


(If you can't see the video as I do just add a www. to the link below!)
youtube.com/watch?v=TXmLjbTBcdU


"Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you." Ralph Marston
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« Reply #156 on: August 13, 2013, 10:11:35 AM »
Edit: Some deniers cracks faster than ice, ah :D. Meanwhile:

This story (The Guardian A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water) spreads fast:
   Google.
   Mertzon Newswire, Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Mertzon, TX.



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« Reply #157 on: August 13, 2013, 11:45:42 PM »
Time for a Quote

"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
 -- Khalil Gibran
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« Reply #158 on: August 14, 2013, 12:06:19 PM »
NYTimes article: "How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets"
Page 3/10: July 2006, when she flew out of Sarajevo and landed in Vienna, she was paged on the airport loudspeaker and ...
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...He said: ‘You’re flagged. You have a threat score that is off the Richter scale. You are at 400 out of 400.’ I said, ‘Is this a scoring system that works throughout all of Europe, or is this an American scoring system?’ He said. ‘No, this is your government that has this and has told us to stop you.’ ...”

Snowden at Google, quite a traffic.

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« Reply #159 on: August 14, 2013, 01:35:59 PM »
Amazing "Soul Train"

Full of energy...great !

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #160 on: August 14, 2013, 07:52:05 PM »
I know since the army (a long time ago) that I can't hear high frequencies...want a try !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcbppCX6Rk#at=29

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #161 on: August 14, 2013, 11:09:54 PM »
Santana & Clapton - Jingo 

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #162 on: August 16, 2013, 03:32:09 PM »
Bollywood with a spanish theme !

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #163 on: August 16, 2013, 07:09:48 PM »
"Globe for the Flat Earth Society"
Metal Work by: Douglas Garey, Hunt, TX
Painting by: Phyllis Garey, Hunt, TX







I saw this piece at a local gallery opening last weekend.  The artists are friends of mine, so I went back yesterday to take these pics!
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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #164 on: August 20, 2013, 10:27:28 PM »
"What if you could live in a place
inspired by the beauty and charm of an old world community
where your commute to work, to coffee, to errands, to everything
is a short walk down a cable stone path surrounded by picturesque sights..."



Adriatica Village Mckinney, TX, home page says

Sounds wonderful, but fake - like many things 'modern' human does.

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #165 on: August 21, 2013, 12:48:57 AM »
"AGU’s New Climate Change Statement Emphasizes Human Role" by Bud Ward  —  August 20, 2013, the Yale Climate Media Forum.
"Thirteen approve, with one official and very vocal dissenter...", I enjoyed reading it. ;D

AGU revised climate change statement starts:
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Human-induced climate change requires urgent action.
Humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years.
Rapid societal responses can significantly lessen negative outcomes.

“Human activities are changing Earth’s climate. ..."

Adopted by the American Geophysical Union December 2003; Revised and Reaffirmed December 2007, February 2012, August 2013

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« Reply #166 on: August 21, 2013, 06:51:22 AM »
I know since the army (a long time ago) that I can't hear high frequencies...want a try !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcbppCX6Rk#at=29

I think my computer is hearing compaired.

V

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #167 on: August 21, 2013, 02:45:02 PM »
For football (soccer) fans, Angutit Arsaq / Fodbold GM 2013:

Greenland football championship-2013. Day 1 - Goals and best moments

more on YouTube or check here (updated daily): http://www.gm.gl/

Final match is today, Pingasunngorneq/Onsdag 21.08.2013:
    G-44, Qeqertarsuaq : B-67, Nuuk

Angutit arsaallutik Nunatsinni pissartanngorniunneranni ajugaaniutivinnerat, unammisoralugit G44 Qeqertarsuarmeersoq aamma B67 Nuummeersoq.

Last 3 years placements:
B-67 won 2010 and 2012, runner-up 2011.
G-44 won 2011, runner-up 2010, third 2012.

Avanti folks :)

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« Reply #168 on: August 21, 2013, 09:04:17 PM »


V ;-)

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« Reply #169 on: August 22, 2013, 11:04:19 AM »

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« Reply #170 on: August 24, 2013, 06:20:26 AM »

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #171 on: August 24, 2013, 02:39:07 PM »
Larry Summers
and the Secret "End-Game" Memo
http://www.gregpalast.com/larry-summers-and-the-secret-end-game-memo/

Very interesting !
Seperating commercial banks and investment banks is absolutely needed !!!
Banks should not be private but a kind of public, mean like an association we should be able to control what percentage is needed for running the banks and no more ! (7% of the global benefits ? less ? more ?)

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #172 on: August 25, 2013, 06:28:15 PM »
"You can't get used to the cold, you can tolerate it and you can struggle with it..." at 10:10
"We walked all the way to the North Pole. It's 1000 km but because the ice in the Arctic is constantly moving that 1000 km ends up becoming 1500 km." at 14:14...
of video .
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Valery Malkov made the headlines when he fell out of a train in Siberia in -40 degrees Celsius wearing practically nothing, ran for 30 minutes to the next station and survived. We explore how human body reacts and adapts to cold and meet enthusiasts who subject themselves to extreme temperatures.
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« Reply #173 on: August 26, 2013, 10:37:48 AM »
"Vada a bordo, cazzo!", another example.

Mediterranean again, eh.

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Re: Arctic Café
« Reply #174 on: August 27, 2013, 06:05:08 AM »
Sometimes only the greatest internet classic will suffice.
http://xkcd.com/386/


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« Reply #175 on: August 27, 2013, 06:21:21 AM »
Yes, Anne, sometimes. Sometimes repetition is the mother of learning



but some people are so blissful.  (attached)
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« Reply #176 on: August 27, 2013, 09:26:47 AM »
I have increase the  contrast but I increased the fuzyness of the text !

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« Reply #177 on: August 27, 2013, 02:05:23 PM »
Steve Jobs commencement speech Stanford University, 2005

Nothing about climate but still very inspiring !
I never had an apple stuff (too expensive) but I reckognise the quality of the stuff !
Though, openness is something that lack in there, so I say...viva Linux...viva openhardware...

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« Reply #178 on: August 27, 2013, 04:24:03 PM »
Just to make sure that I don't think any meaningful message is sinking into the  consumerat I just hear on the news that the size of the average new house being built in the US has hit a record high.  Over 2700 sq ft.  This is bigger than the previous record set just before the big housing/financial crash.  Sigh.
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« Reply #179 on: August 27, 2013, 08:55:29 PM »
Wow, we're building a 1600 square feet house here in Austria, and think that's huuuge. But it's also with the idea that another couple with kids might join us.

We met an American family that have a 4000 square foot house, that's not counting the 1000 square foot play room for the kids over the garage. That garage and play room is bigger than what we're building.

Insane...
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« Reply #180 on: August 27, 2013, 10:30:40 PM »
Just to make sure that I don't think any meaningful message is sinking into the  consumerat I just hear on the news that the size of the average new house being built in the US has hit a record high.  Over 2700 sq ft.  This is bigger than the previous record set just before the big housing/financial crash.  Sigh.

That wouldn't be so bad...

... if the houses were being built to near zero energy standards for heating/cooling, and were built to last centuries without needing to be replaced...

... and there was suitable infrastructural support to connect everything together without predicating mass transit upon fossil fuels.

I'm guessing they're none of the above though.

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Naming hurricanes
« Reply #181 on: August 28, 2013, 04:31:42 PM »
Did someone take a hint from ASIB?

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« Reply #182 on: August 29, 2013, 04:22:06 PM »
Anne,

Thanks!

Here is the link to the petition.

http://climatenamechange.org/#/petition

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« Reply #183 on: August 30, 2013, 02:32:44 PM »
By Ella Frances Sanders, Intern at Maptia

The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that our languages cannot identify.

http://blog.maptia.com/posts/untranslatable-words-from-other-cultures

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« Reply #184 on: August 30, 2013, 10:09:14 PM »
Wow, we're building a 1600 square feet house here in Austria, and think that's huuuge. But it's also with the idea that another couple with kids might join us.

We met an American family that have a 4000 square foot house, that's not counting the 1000 square foot play room for the kids over the garage. That garage and play room is bigger than what we're building.

Insane...

LOL you make me feel guilty!  I was proud of our downsizing moving from the farm with the 3500 sq ft house, 30 by 30 ft shop, 2 car garage, and 4 other farm buildings to our little house in AZ.  We now have 2200 sq ft, a 25 by 25 ft 2 car garage, another 1 car garage that we converted into my wife's weaving studio (this makes some money) and my new little shop of 25 by 10 ft (this makes some money too).
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« Reply #185 on: August 30, 2013, 10:39:54 PM »
Don't feel guilty. That's just the difference between Europe and the US, and you have to make do with the culture that's there. It's all relative.

But the US is a bit of an insane country, of course.  ;D  ;)
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« Reply #186 on: August 31, 2013, 06:01:22 AM »


But the US is a bit of an insane country, of course.  ;D  ;)

As an American, I take offense at this.  The US is NOT just a "bit" of an insane culture.  No, as with many other things, "we're number one !!!"

 ;)

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« Reply #187 on: September 04, 2013, 09:39:58 AM »
A bad boy...and a collapse !


Onions have layers !
(Made by some nice frenchies)

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« Reply #188 on: September 05, 2013, 02:29:58 PM »
Bulleh! to us, we are not known.

Bulleh Shah (full name Abdullah Shah) lived 300 years ago, i.e. 1680–1757.

Parh Parh Ilm Hazaar Kitaaban,                      Yes, Yes, You Have Read Thousands Of Books,
Qaddi Apnay Aap Nou Parhiya Naee,               But You Have Never Tried To Read Your Own Self,

If you like it here is more.

One of his lyrics is in the song above.

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« Reply #189 on: September 06, 2013, 09:01:37 PM »

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« Reply #190 on: September 07, 2013, 08:46:31 PM »
"The 10 worst people on Forbes’ 2013 billionaire list" by Lynn Stuart Parramore at Salon.

Of course, my favorite there is Berlusconi, poor public servant, our Mediterranean  friend.



Personal notes:
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« Reply #191 on: September 09, 2013, 07:54:00 AM »

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« Reply #192 on: September 09, 2013, 04:13:22 PM »


"What would our world look like if we ran out of oil ?
The lifeblood of our high-tech, highly mobile world won't last forever.Watch one scenario of what happens when one day oil does run out. How might our world change and how would we adapt ?"

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"What would our world look like if we ran out of oil ?
The lifeblood of our high-tech, highly mobile world won't last forever. Watch one scenario of what happens when one day oil does run out. How might our world change and how would we adapt ?"
Good grief. That is 46 minutes of my life I won't get back. Let me get this right: they are saying that when we run out of oil we can use biofuels, because that's totes non-Saudi Arabian.  There'll be a nasty patch when there's not enough food to go around and we'll suffer cuts to electricity and GPS, but then everyone can start raising hens and growing veg on empty city centre lots, and they'll grow fuel from algae and planes and cars can start again (for rich people). It is as innumerate as it is alarmist. I didn't hear the word "carbon" once.

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« Reply #195 on: September 09, 2013, 06:40:57 PM »
Anne,  :) oh yes, that documentary - from 2010. I think - offers very 'optimistic' view but even that seems to be too much to grasp for society.

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« Reply #196 on: September 09, 2013, 06:51:41 PM »
You're right. Its consoling note was very jarring as it seemed to be suggesting: OK, oil's gone, so let's look at alternatives to oil so we can carry on the same way as before. There was nothing about ways people could cut consumption. Nothing that recognised - seriously - the real scale of our interconnectedness. It implied things could get up and running again after a few hiccups, although "societies will be fractured". Actually, if societies were fractured they wouldn't get up and running very quickly, but any society that manages to survive this sort of horror (and obvs it won't happen overnight like in this silly documentary) will have learned to co-operate and survive a whole lot of hardship. The focus on biofuels was creepy. I suppose this sort of disaster-porn documentary has a value in making people think imaginatively. I just don't think it makes people think imaginatively enough. And I'm an idiot, because I didn't notice the date. :)
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« Reply #197 on: September 09, 2013, 07:02:26 PM »
I like it:


Source: Album Timeline Photos at Facebook.

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« Reply #198 on: September 12, 2013, 04:28:34 PM »
Why anyone can not be a pilot? Silly question, life of passengers depends on that.
Why anyone can be a policy maker?


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« Reply #199 on: September 14, 2013, 09:30:42 PM »
Lazy Indian Summer Night: