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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: December 30, 2020, 01:10:07 PM »
Is this correct?

Extent is at position #5 in the satellite record

I'm trying to see how that is correct?  :-*

The rest / Re: The off topic off topic thread
« on: November 02, 2020, 11:32:44 AM »
I don't know there is a little bit of cat in a lot of mammals. The thrill of the hunt and the strange excitement of the slow torture. Long drawn out game.

This seems a little blanket to me. Plus whatever is, is the way it now is. Can't go back in time. As Sagan used to say if you want to now make an apple pie from scratch first you have to create this universe ;-) Well he did not say it quite that way. But that's how he meant it. ;-)

So on that note what we have here is what we could call the "development". Getting out of it would be great but seems nigh impossible. One could better postulate how will the mammals all go extinct and in what order.

Most of what I see these days seems to forget that the hundreds of nuke plants are likely to mostly melt down at some point.

Anyway. It's raining here ;-) Can't go out and play! Peace :-*

Policy and solutions / Re: Biomass issues
« on: October 16, 2020, 05:34:10 AM »
Yes we all popped up on this island, oribitting a nuclear disaster in a deep freeze. Survivor psych ward island where everything is food ;-)

Some of the species wear plants and other animals. Not just these hominids ;-)

Entertaining. Has the full range of emotions!!

Kind of makes you want to get naked in front of a roaring bonfire and make vows to the universe with the moon and the stars as your witness ;-)

Better than playing video games. I think  :P 8)

The rest / Re: Unsorted
« on: August 20, 2020, 03:38:08 AM »  8)

Better dead than red as we used to say ;-)

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2020 Sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 07, 2020, 02:17:23 AM »
Absoltuley anything that is handy for the work!!!  :-* :-* :-*

In the land of the blind the one eyed king is a boob  ;D ;D ;D ;D :P

Arctic sea ice / Re: Arctic Image of the Day
« on: April 29, 2020, 07:27:13 AM »
Does anyone know where the pillars JPG above is taken?

Arctic sea ice / Re: River ice
« on: April 28, 2020, 12:49:21 PM »
Wow and very clear after the clock stopped. It will be interesting to see what comes through in the next days.

Arctic sea ice / Re: Global sea ice area and extent data
« on: April 06, 2020, 05:17:11 AM »
Sphenisciformes Land ;-)

Policy and solutions / Re: Aviation
« on: March 22, 2020, 04:05:37 PM »
Yup go after Canadair like there is no tomorrow and then take a hand out. Good work boys and girls!!!

Reaping the instant karma now ;-)

The politics / Re: Empire - America and the future
« on: March 05, 2020, 05:04:30 AM »
The trick I found is the keep quiet ;-) 'm not always good at it ;-)

The rest / Re: Is Man the "Unnatural Animal?"
« on: February 24, 2020, 03:11:18 AM »
And just by comparison there is an interesting little read -- I preferred the audio about 5 hours in length. Jed's - Theory of Everything. Good for a Sunday afternoon hammock ride!!!  8)

Made me laugh out load. The dead guys are cool too of course.

The rest / Re: The off topic off topic thread
« on: February 08, 2020, 12:45:53 AM »
And just for fun:

IT IS NOT. If you are an infinite point knowing all knowns (and knowing through a creature, say like a Homo Sapiens Sapiens) :- You can build models in your memory of what that might look like. The analogy of the sun looking for the source of the light. Of course you soon know that infinite means dimensionless. It is not possible to make a model of it or grasp it in the thought. You can spin endless analogies that are very poor approximations of what that really entails.

What knows thought is outside of thought (well not really because it is it really isn't, but for purposes of the discussion can be viewed that way).

Thought can't know IT and thoughts are really just memories anyway they don’t really have an independent existence or mean anything at all apart from how the creature has been programmed to BELIEVE them.

So everything stated so far is akin to reality being all made up. Some folks have plastered human attributes over this thing like it is an independent power apart from it interested in its affairs. It is not like that.

You can't sub divide the infinite it is at the "bottom" all things. It is not a human thing. It is an everything thing. Humans thriving, growing, inventing commerce and going extinct are just processes like mountains forming. It is way cool what is happening and that is just the way it is. No real meaning, no good or bad. Infinite fun!!

When your creature in thought spins out i.e. the infinite loop in the program "hey no thought is TRUE, real but not TRUE, no belief is TRUE, real but sometimes not so real even ;-)

Well then what then. The creature does not get anywhere and the infinite dot certainly has not moved or changed in any way ;-)

It all continues to play like a movie on an infinite screen. The characters are on the screen and so are the thought bubbles. It is just the way it is. All kinds of things appearing and disappearing forever. No meaning in it. Maybe entertainment ;-)

However there is a kicker. IT IS NOT RANDOM. THERE ARE RULES JUST LIKE GRAVITY. There are rules at the level of thought. They will affect the dreamed reality. As one crazy ass says Maya has a sense of humour and it is very different from yours.

Using the term Maya in a nonsensical way of course!!! ;-)

Have an awesome day all!!!

The show must go on. Who would have thought there would have been Pink Floyd in our life time!! It is the damnedest thing ;-)

Consequences / Re: Forests: An Endangered Resource
« on: January 03, 2020, 01:55:36 PM »
Very noble (as a concept). It is a way. It is all connected right? It is not a metaphysical thing so much as just the way it is all connected. We could work in that but as a herd we keep barreling for the cliff.

What a human thinks about himself or herself is just what they think and most of that is not so much thinking like when you write it down and puzzle it out over a few days. Like a meta stream of random flotsam and jetsam on top or among what is. Memory is cool. The human creature uses a lot of different types of memory. The type we seemingly see / hear with our awareness is a very small portion and the stories that thing tells us are mostly whacked becuase of the influence of culture etc. ;-)

The human creature (flotsam and jetsam) does not like NOT getting what it wants. It does not always get what it wants however!!!

I spent a few hours speaking with an old school chum a few days ago that I stumbled across and have not seen for years and years. He is a bank VP and I thought he was in tune to what we are facing based on things I had heard from another friend over the years.

I was sadly mistaken and though he knows most (almost all) main stream media is propaganda he had such a weird mix of beliefs as to not be helpful in any way to what could be a chance for folks to change some directions. He wields a certain power in approving massive amounts of commercial lending in Canada.

Wow I say ;-) We are the deluded species!!! Good job the squirrels aren't confused and really control everything!!! I'm enjoying the entertainment but if it gets physically painful then hmmm.

The politics / Re: Brexit...
« on: December 13, 2019, 10:37:00 AM »
Boris will not be able to control the environmental factors that will make the lack of control very obvious to all them folks (all of us folks too) ;-) More life as theater of the absurd!!

Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: December 06, 2019, 08:05:23 AM »

Policy and solutions / Re: Robots and AI: Our Immortality or Extinction
« on: November 25, 2019, 03:09:48 AM »
Civilization is a heat engine for spaceship earth. Eventually it has to end the way it will end. And not one thing here is more important than another thing so it is just how the cookie crumbles ;-) What morphs /  mutates next will be what is next. The game must go on!!!

The politics / Re: The Media: Examples of Good AND Bad Journalism
« on: November 22, 2019, 05:16:11 AM »
Yes I have been thinking about this including laws with prison sentences when it is proved that certain types knowingly lie like Presidents and Prime Ministers and such. Why can't our standards be high. What about "A Clear and Present Danger" ;-)

Originally from Canada but living in South East Asia for 20 years I was very surprised when I first moved here that folks expected politicians to take a bit (or quite a bit) on the side (most ASEAN not all) it was like part of their due.

Originally I thought in Canada we were better. Now I'm not so sure. Power corrupting (absolutely) seems to have fandangled all.

Ciao Terry!!!

The rest / Re: Astronomical news
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:36:18 PM »
;-) It will happen but no sense is true sense ;-)

The politics / Re: Economic Inequality
« on: October 27, 2019, 02:57:55 AM »
Well it does seem the hominid with it's hand stuck in the jar would be the most apt plaque for this lineage to leave behind ;-)  8)

Reminds me of the scene in Quest for Fire where the little fellow is having a go with the ladies when their tribe is attacked and the best he can do is go faster ;-)

Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« on: September 04, 2019, 04:56:54 PM »
Just because life has no meaning does not mean one can't make one up for oneself and enjoy the entertainment!!  :-*

Extinction is the way this thing works we mustn't forget. At least what appears to be extinction is appears to be happening i.e. death in general apart from entropy. Given a long enough time line nothing will remember noone or no thing!!

However it is always nice to help where one can!!!

Antarctica / Re: SH Polar Vortex
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:00:04 AM »
What I respect the most is that Paul has put his career on the line (and paid a heavy price) and for the most part just explains the data. If there is alarm in his tone then it matches mine. I respect all of us that have put our careers on the line to get this message out.

I have watched all of his vids from start to finish over perhaps the last two years. They are fine for the most part. He tailors what he says with the data and anyone who says some of the things I have just read need to a harder look that is the bottom line.

In the not too distant future I will leverage my 19,000 plus LinkedIn connections to communicate this message and in effect also put my own end of career on the line.

I have shared a bit but it is not safe for me to go balls to the wall at this time. One thing that I do is share this site with many that I encounter that want to review the facts that they can't get on the mainstream media.

When I do begin to publicize in a bigger way I will be happy to advertise for any and all that want to get a bigger footprint on their message. Maybe even arrange some televised events using my contacts and invite Paul and others to some debates on the topic. Maybe even bring in Jordan Peterson he always draws a crowd and has weighed in on the topic. There are some that think Peterson is a looney but I would not want to debate him ;-)

We are in a very serious situation boys and girls and we all know there are better ways to do it than what we are seeing in the main stream media today. Open dialogue with truth and facts would be nice.  Wherever folks seem to by trying to do that publicly demands our support. The rate of change is exponential we all know that. WE ALL KNOW THE SCORE. My 15 year old daughter knows the score. Her friends know the score.

So what do we do. We get Paul's email address and we engage him and we question anything that does not make sense and we help him and others where we can.


Ok that was a very lightweight rant  :P

The politics / Re: Economic Inequality
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:31:56 AM »
I thought it all started during the early days of agriculture (and domestication) when a few would begin to store "lock up" the food.

The rest / Re: Is Man the "Unnatural Animal?"
« on: May 30, 2019, 02:52:37 AM »
I like that. The memory aspect of the species is inherently meta. Ya that works ;-) It is not self conscious just meta ad nauseam  :P

The rest / Re: Is Man the "Unnatural Animal?"
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:47:56 AM »
As there are no time machines the label does not actually translate. Everything is what it is. ;-) It could not have been any other way. It just is until it is not.

I like the old quip by Carl Sagan "If you want to make an apple pie from scratch first you have to create a universe!" It got me to thinking. "If you want to create a universe first you have to exist!"

Not as a personality of course that would be silly  ::) 8)

Walking the walk / Re: Top climate-friendly actions
« on: April 28, 2019, 02:16:09 PM »
80% of Homo Sapiens Sapiens live on $10 USD a day or less. Ever so simple simple.  ::) Eckhart is worth $70,000,000.00

Don't get me wrong it is a good gig if you can get it. I'm not complaining just sayin'


Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: April 23, 2019, 12:46:35 PM »
Everyone is running with the herd. EVERYONE!!!  8)

Policy and solutions / Re: Aviation
« on: January 16, 2019, 12:14:24 AM »
The rise in re-loadable shotgun sales is a given me thinks just about for all the reasons we are seeing in this forum ;-)

The rest / Re: Immortality
« on: December 19, 2018, 01:37:07 AM »
UG Krishnamurti (never to be confused with Jiddu) already beat this horse to death ;-) And he had nice hair!!!

The rest / Re: How Many Hours A Day Do You Sleep
« on: December 11, 2018, 04:41:41 AM »
This was interesting. I work from home or in hotels a lot so I am also one of those 5 hours in the night and try to get a 1.5 hour nap in . More at night if I know I can't get the nap in (i.e. when I wake I try to get one more cycle instead of getting up) ;-)

Walking the walk / Re: Top climate-friendly actions
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:21:29 AM »
Or Squirrel's! But I still call them tree rats  ::)

Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and....
« on: August 28, 2018, 01:26:22 AM »
Sweet.  ;D

This is not true.

Arctic sea ice / Re: Freeform season chatter and light commentary
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:41:21 AM »
Reminds me that 2 + 2 = a slice of pie ;-)

Consequences / Re: Sea Level Rise and Social Cost of Carbon
« on: August 03, 2018, 02:18:00 AM »
It's all about fibre. Satellite is useful where you can't get onto the fibre. Propagation delay and Bandwidth limitations make them useless for the bulk of data traffic.

Humans are not the rational beings they "THINK" they are (that IS just thought by the way). We are emotional beings through and through with some token capacity to reason.

Every time a person believes a thought and has a physical response they are being duped by whats not happening. That is the old Indian "spirituality" snake and rope story.

It is not some great teaching. It is a description of a physiological trap we have found are selves in after centuries of believing we are the thoughts and stories in the system. Dust bunnies really. I didn't put them there.

It is ok to have memory. But to believe that they are true or TRUTH is delusion.

The universe (whats dat?) is absolutely and always fine and ok and life is actually not personal it is a much more encompassing thing (what's dat again?).

When it is over it will not have been a mistake. It will simply be what played out. The TRUTH of it all will not be affected in the least (some kind of "EMPTY" subjective, ah no can't touch that, nothing can be said about the other direction).

Now what? ;-)

Let's play a good hand. The best hand we could have ever played at this juncture!!!! Not some mediocre nonsense but what would the breakout archetype do. Hmmm probably not be that concerned except for the entertainment value unfortunately.

Me, I like to share what I see. As far and as wide as I can. Soon to go out on more airwaves in support of the few.

At least the others wont wake up towards the end and say holy crap if I knew this was going on I would have done things different the last few years.

People do not like their beliefs messed with. They get very ornery. That I have learned the hard way.

But it is OUR story and what is happening at least APPEARS to be happening and that is all that counts.

Play on ;-) 8) 8) 8)



Lots of this stuff around. I noted some time ago a vid from Chevron. In that vid it mentioned a certain number for cars globally. I noted at the time there are the same number of cars today in China alone as the number that was quoted.

From the 100KM view it is all over the cliff. The one topic of conversation. Too many people. Concerned more about their stuff than life. This species has amused itself to death!!! (Great Album BTW glad to have shared these years with Roger Waters ;-)


The rest / Re: Systemic Isolation
« on: April 10, 2017, 05:02:46 PM »
There are interesting notes/comparisons in the triology. Goes a little further. The audio versions are the most fun.

Now there is an idea. How about organised twitter storms at POTUS on strategically agreed upon data. Being the type of guy he is and with everyone watching his responses I think it would be valuable.

Maybe we could have a thread here - What to tweet POTUS - and all concerned folks can share those items in their other forums and also of course tweet POTUS.


There are some people that sell solutions such as in the information communications and telecommunications field that have no legacy solutions to protect and can afford to be succinct to the point and honest and with a take it or leave it attitude.

I watched a scientist delivering a spiel to the Australian senate last year and took the fellow about 10 minutes to say what I would have said directly in 30 seconds.

As soon as a coal dust covered senator launched a lame attack back the guy crumbled and started mumbling another 10 minute almost unintelligible retort.

I personally had a come back in mind that would have stopped the guy in his tracks in 10 seconds.

There are many factors when it comes to this problem but I have seen that kind of behaviour often now in relation the the climate debate. Know your audience be ready to lay it out in terms they will understand.

When the consequences are dire and there is a sense of urgency I think one has to state the hypothesis quickly and clearly first and then go into the data.

Maybe the climate change effort needs to identify the best spokes people to speak to the public and the other parties. A what are your experiences and what are you seeing approach will start to work now as the evidence in the environment is overwhelming.

Where are the media campaigns funded by concerned philanthropists with the right spokes people.

Every day I walk down Orchard street in Singapore past every shop with no front doors and air conditioning blasting into the street to entice you in. All of South East Asia is like that with 600 million people here.

Sorry I am beginning to rant!!! ;-) Maybe it was the sales guy dig. It is the same as I used to do because I am actually a technical man originally and a sales guy by providence (accident).

Just my three cents ;-)

Consequences / Re: Places becoming less livable
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:54:43 AM »
I read Tom Clancy does not climate change present a "Clear and Present Danger"? Would those lying about it and covering up the truth not be liable to prosecution? Just curious. I'm not American.

The rest / Re: 2017 open thread
« on: February 28, 2017, 07:12:42 AM »
It won't help but ... if I view the Yin Yang symbol as duality and my sense of existing/being is the edge of the circle. What is outside of the circle is true, infinite and unborn and the context for what is inside to arise in. What is inside is the play.

It does not mean "I" don't do something "I" will always do something ::) Sorry just babbling as usual.

Nothing like immanent crises to bring focus.

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