Monday, March 04, 2024

Night Moves


Had fun doing this short clip walking around the environs of Fairfield County in the dark. :)

Sunday, March 03, 2024

The singularity ... is already here


The video says it all. 



It's already here. 
 




Vinge is right. Click here to read his full paper. 

Saturday, March 02, 2024

Phase Transitions/Winter 2024

Over the space of 4 days, winter 2024 went through several phase transitions from light wet snow to bright crisp days with powder conditions rarely seen in New England. Seems global warming took a holiday for a change. Enjoy. :)

Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Turtle ...



The competent and wily bastard who inflicted more harm to this country in ways boggling the mind is finally retiring. From packing the courts with far right jurists hell bent on turning back history including the elimination of a women's right to choose to limiting how governmental agencies should interpret and implement federal laws, the end result of McConnell's successful effort to deconstruct the very foundations of democracy for the sake of power and money will forever identify The Turtle as one of the most destructive pols ever to serve this once great nation known as America. 

To whit.


The definition of genocide ...


The definition of genocide ...

Standing over a tiny bundle wrapped in a sheet on a hospital bed, a young father drapes his hand across his face in despair. Mousa Salem, a Gaza photographer who videotaped this sad tableau and sent it to me, said the sheet swaddled 2-month-old Mohamed al-Zayegh, who died on Friday in Kamal Adwan Hospital in Gaza City. “Nutrition? What nutrition?” a staff member in scrubs says in the video. “The mother gave birth to him during the war.”

“The health of the mother affects the health of the baby,” he added. “This is very well known in the science of medicine and health. And all of this piled on the child and he got sick, he has a weak immune system. “

Addendum:

Death Toll in Gaza Passes 30,000

The official toll of the war is staggering — roughly one person killed for every 73 Palestinians in Gaza — though experts say it is likely an undercount.



Channeling the Nazis comes to mind here does it not?

Thursday, February 22, 2024

95%


Yours truly has waxed poetic about the bought and paid for incompetent numb-nuts in congress of which 95% get reelected all the time. Sisyphus comes to mind here but don't take my word for it, watch Bill Maher's to see why Sisyphus rules in the land of the brave and home of the free.
 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

The darkness in light



In looking at Goethe's take on light yet again, one readily sees why all the action in reality resides at the edges wherever two or more differing environments come in contact with each other with the resulting interaction often becoming unpredictable in ways boggling the mind. In rereading Physorg's The Dark Side of Light, the interconnectedness of reality comes into play due to the fact light, like all particles, is both a wave and a particle, thus giving rise to properties connected to not only the notion of shadow and darkness in light but also to recursion and its connect to the fractal, nature's journey to forever that never ends. 




It gets better.





Because Fractals are universal and self similar (ferns, nautilus, ocean waves, rivers, trees etc.) and Browinian Motion is a chaotic process (Random Walks etc., etc.), the dark light random vortices/fractals constructs in light have unusual properties, i.e. "(the ratio of vortex lines to loops and their scale invariance) are very similar to the properties of cosmic strings, according to the cosmic string lattice model."


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

97%

Ninety-seven percent of migratory fish species are facing extinction. Whale sharks, the world's largest living fish, are among the endangered. Ullstein Bild/Ullstein Bild

Our way of life is not sustainable. Plundering the planet to make evermore more stuff is not sustainable. Reserving 30% of the arable land in the world to raise Porky, Foghorn Leghorn and Bessie is not sustainable. Over fishing the oceans is not sustainable and last but not least, continued use of fossil fuels to power civilization at ever increasing levels is not sustainable but we already know that, right?

We don't have the right to do this but here we are. To yours truly, the boiling frog myth comes to mind here without question.

Every year, as the seasons change, billions of animals embark on journeys to find food, to get to better habitats or to breed. They migrate in groups and as individuals, flying, swimming, crawling and walking across international borders and through habitats to survive, transporting seeds and nutrients.

A major new report by the United Nations finds that humans are not only making those journeys more difficult, but have put many migratory species in a perilous state.

Nearly half of the world's already threatened migratory species have declining populations, the first of its kind UN report found. More than a fifth of the nearly 1,200 migratory species monitored by the UN – whales, sea turtles, apes, songbirds and others – are threatened with extinction.



Factoid: The frog bails before being cooked, thank god.