Monday, August 03, 2020

Mid Summer



Beauty, stealth, survival and renewal, the four states of the cycle of life apply
to all living entities without exception. Enjoy.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Swifts


Yours truly gets memorized by swifts hunting for insects in a meadow, endlessly flying in ways that seem to defy physics as we know it. Wonderful, never-ending, the common swift does something, save for raising chicks, no other bird does ... it stays in the air without landing, for years.



Read Helen Macdonald's extraordinary article in its entirety. Worthwhile to the max.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Delving into the small/Rev XX



Black Eyed Susan


A noontime snack


Holding Pattern


Strike a pose


In the grip of passion


Starting on a journey

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future ...



Treehugger has a long and interesting take on the distant future. Reminds one of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine as he delves into this topic as well. Enjoy. It's worth a read for sure.



The near ...





The end? 

1010^10^76.66 years: Second (uni)verse, same as the first?

The universe may be in ruins, but given enough time, some futurists think something incredible will happen. It's like an endless string of poker games: Eventually you'll be dealt the exact same hand many times. According to 19th-century mathematician Henri Poincaré, quantum fluctuations in a system with fixed total energy will also re-create similar versions of history over inconceivable time scales. In 1994, physicist Don N. Page estimated the duration of "Poincaré recurrence time," describing it as "the longest finite times that have so far been explicitly calculated by any physicist."

Even if dying black holes leave nothing behind, however — and if quantum quirks don't grant us a cosmic mulligan — many physicists and philosophers still think nothing might actually be something. As astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said in 2013 during a debate on the nature of nothingness, "If laws of physics still apply, the laws of physics are not nothing."

In other words, we have nothing to worry about.


Quite a trip, is it not? :)




Friday, July 24, 2020

Channeling Thelma & Louise & ... Bain Capital


We all know how Thelma & Louise turned out. With the repugs in charge, 
America might have its T&L moment as well.



Remember, Mitch, Mitt, Linsey and Hatch are covered. No problem so they can continue to not care until the pitchforks come out. IMHO, these unconscious bastards are playing a very dangerous game.

It gets better.


Mitt channeling his inner Bain days ... Think Dunkin Donuts





As George Carlin so famously said, "They coming for your Social Security Money, They want it bad so they can give to their rich Wall street friends, and they's get it because they one this fucking place."

UFOs ... may be real after-all



Seems the cat's finally out of the bag. Yours truly has thought UFOs were more than just possible and now, with videos like this, this rube may not crazy after-all.

No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public

For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings.

Despite Pentagon statements that it disbanded a once-covert program to investigate unidentified flying objects, the effort remains underway — renamed and tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, where officials continue to study mystifying encounters between military pilots and unidentified aerial vehicles.

Pentagon officials will not discuss the program, which is not classified but deals with classified matters. Yet it appeared last month in a Senate committee report outlining spending on the nation’s intelligence agencies for the coming year. The report said the program, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, was “to standardize collection and reporting” on sightings of unexplained aerial vehicles, and was to report at least some of its findings to the public every six months.

No crash artifacts have been publicly produced for independent verification. Some retrieved objects, such as unusual metallic fragments, were later identified from laboratory studies as man-made.

Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who worked as a subcontractor and then a consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007, said that, in some cases, examination of the materials had so far failed to determine their source and led him to conclude, “We couldn’t make it ourselves.”

Something's afoot - Sherlock Holmes