Thursday, May 16, 2019

The "other" great Earthrise ...



This is the "other" great Earthrise picture proving that there is no up or down in space, only space itself.  :)






Something to think about, right?

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Idea of "Goose" :)


DC strikes yet again. :)

It's all about the money/Rev LX


It's all about the money/Rev LX.




Boggles the mind doesn't it.

415 & counting


As my loyal readers know, climate change is a pretty big deal with BRT as it's a rather serious issue regarding the survivability of us as we mover further into the 21st century. With this in mind, consider the "achievement" of us rubes on reaching 415 parts per million of C02 in the atmosphere thanks to fossil fuel production and what it portends for an overcrowded planet complete with environmental degradation and resource depletion. Comforting is it not?









Just think, we haven't even discussed the accelerating release of methane in Russia and Canada, a CO2 variant  84 times more efficient in trapping heat than CO2 or the conversion of the Arctic from heat reflector to heat sink thanks to the loss of Albedo,  a key component of ice that has kept this planet cool for millennia prior to the arrival of us humans. 

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Universality indeed ... :)



Nature is economical. Recursion, feedback loops and endless variations on a digital construct like DNA rule, based, in part, on the three laws of thermodynamics.

1. Energy can neither be created or destroyed, only transformed.
2. The entropy of any isolated system always increases.
3. The entropy of a system approaches a constant value as the temperature approaches absolute zero.

Life temporarily violates the 2nd law as it extracts and transforms energy from the environment to reduce entropy inside its given form factor in the process of staying alive in a reality one will never fully understand in any way, shape or fashion. With this in mind, the notion of universality in all ways linked to conductivity becomes yet another way of why  nature is an economic mistress to the max.







Universality indeed ... :)

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Quotidien ... Or on reaching 2800


quotidien
[kɔtidjɛ̃  ]
Word forms: quotidien, quotidienne
adjective
1. (= journalier) daily
Il est parti faire sa promenade quotidienne. He’s gone for his daily walk.
2. (= banal) everyday
la vie quotidienne everyday life
masculine noun
1. (= journal) daily ⧫ daily paper
Le Monde est un quotidien. Le Monde is a daily paper.
les grands quotidiens the big dailies ⧫ the big national dailies

2. (= vie quotidienne) daily life ⧫ day-to-day existence
Son quotidien est différent du leur. His life is different from theirs.

An elegant French word describing the day to day, bespeaks of the mundane and the extraordinary,  entities ranging from, as seen by the definition above, a daily walk, to novels like Anniversaries, a masterpiece by Uwe Johnson spanning  a year, from August 20, 1967, to August 20, 1968, with a chapter for each day.




With this in mind, quotidien also indirectly describes the day to day acceleration of Climate Change, the one true existential event of our own making.



It gets "better" ...






The clock is ticking and time ... is running out.

Addendum: Click IPBES report to get the summary. The report itself will be out later this year.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Friday, May 03, 2019

Legacy



Fellow humans, we are not even a spec in the multiverse of forever.

The new Hubble Legacy Field (HLF) mosaic image combines observations from 16 years’ worth of Hubble Space Telescope deep-field surveys, including the eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) survey, which offers the most far-reaching view of the universe. The image contains 265,000 galaxies that stretch back through 13.3 billion years of the universe’s history, to just 500 million years after the Big Bang –a mosaic of nearly 7,500 images of one part of the sky, creating the largest and most comprehensive history of the universe.

Makes one think, doesn't it?



Addendum: The HDF field of view of the sky is equivalent to a 300mm lens or approximately a 12 degrees viewing angle. To whit:



Think 360 to get a better idea of just how vast reality truly is. Astounding without question.