Sunday, April 30, 2017

Eye Candy/Rev III


Skyglow - Eye Candy to the Max. :)


Yet another gem.  Wish CT had this kind of clarity.

Feedback Loops


Feedback loops, the amplifier of all things related to climate change, is the inconvenient reality "geniuses" like Trump and Pruitt continue to deny at our peril. On numerous occasions, BRT has talked about the feedback loop of the loss of albedo in the arctic as one prime example of same. Now comes a study showing how recursion in Earth's soils is amping GW in ways astounding researchers all over the world.




Any questions?

The Warm Fuzzies :)



The warm fuzzies apply here. Thanks Jill for turning me onto this gem.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Earth @ Night


For even more detail click NASA's gem seen below.


Isn't science grand? :)

Friday, April 28, 2017

43rd


The US is  43rd on the World Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders while Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark & the Netherlands occupy the top 5 spots. Interesting don't you think?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

This Design has "legs". :)



This design has "legs". :) But it's only the beginning. Once cheap and really powerful batteries become available, this Lilium will have plenty of competitors without question.



Example II. Not as slick but it flies without question.

508 Million Years ago & counting :)


508 million years ago, this guy ruled the seas.



The family tree  of said predator or just another way to kill time on the net. :)


Shooting the Gap

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stop Making Sense




Jonathan Demme's first masterpiece. R.I.P. Copyright rears it's ugly head thanks to Sonny Bono. 

Yet another time killer :)



The size of things from the planck scale to whatever ... is a great time killer for sure. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Robert M. Pirsig



Robert Pirsig is a biggie with yours truly as he melded zen with diligence, something artists do all the time as one must work hard learning one's craft with due diligence and concentration and then let go and not think when doing said craft. This wonderful connect is beautifully expressed not only in Persig's work but also with Bill Evan's wonderful linear notes on Kind Of Blue.







Robert M. Pirsig...



And my favorite ...



R.I.P.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Early Spring



Even though winter was almost a non-event in CT, early spring still works its magic, albeit very early, thanks to climate change. Enjoy.

Funnies yet again :)


Two losers



Ignore science at your peril.

Free Speech applies to everyone.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

That's Us/Rev II


Earth yet again.

Texture Mapping to the Max :)


Yours truly loves maps, the older the better but ... they are all inaccurate save for the AuthaGraph World Map

You probably don’t realize it, but virtually every world map you’ve ever seen is wrong. And while the new AuthaGraph World Map may look strange, it is in fact the most accurate map you’ve ever seen.

The world maps we’re all used to operate off of the Mercator projection, a cartographic technique developed by Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. This imperfect technique gave us a map that was “right side up,” orderly, and useful for ship navigation — but also one that distorted both the size of many landmasses and the distances between them.

To correct these distortions, Tokyo-based architect and artist Hajime Narukawa created the AuthaGraph map over the course of several years using a complex process that essentially amounts to taking the globe (more accurate than any Mercator map) and flattening it out:

How he did it, texture mapping to the max.


It gets better.



Thanks Chuck, I needed that. :)