Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Speaking of B&W :)

Yours truly loves B&W but you, my loyal readers, already know that. So does NASA and the Cassini mission as seen by yet another stunning image of Saturn, this time showing how Saturn's atmosphere distorts her rings where they intersect the planet's limb, whose atmosphere acts here like a very big lens.  Awesome without question. :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Satan's Way

As everyone knows, BRT was for Bernie. Intelligent, principled and wise, this guy is the only one qualified to be president as the other two are compromised in ways that truly boggle the mind. With this in mind, there is a way to enable real change to happen, something that must happen if America is to survive as a viable nation as we move further into the 21st century.

Make it happen Bernie, make it happen.

Addendum: Bernie was screwed out of the nomination by the DNC as per new Wikileaks' docs.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

All About Cars & Then Some

A fun video, a paean to rat rods, classics & customs along with 50's music, 
spectacular weather and good vibes. Enjoy

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

A Refresher Course

Back in 2015, BRT did a post, Past the point of no return, a short piece on the possibility of the collapse of a large part of the western ice shelf of Antartica, something echoed in spades in a NY Times piece prosaically titled Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly with consequences rather dire to say the least, particularly after the year of our lord 2100. 

What the times piece did not discuss was Albedo, a prime driver as to why GW is accelerating beyond anything researchers could have predicted just a few years ago.

When looking at this striking image of an ice berg calving from the King Baudouin Ice Shelf, one readily sees the tremendous difference in the albedo from ice to water whereby the Antarctic, like the Arctic, will gradually become a heat sink due to the continual melting of the sea ice caused by global warming. Calving is a normal event but the decreased albedo on both poles is quietly disconcerting to say the least. 

Hate to say this but BRT was on this a year prior to the Times. 

Friday, July 01, 2016


What $35 in tech gets you ...

The age of skynet looms.

Let's think about the F 35 shall we? Click here to get the paper on the AI tech in question.

On a Wing but Not a Prayer :)

Brigands, thieves and harassers supreme, the Frigate Bird is also the most efficient flyer, AFAWK, in the entire world. 

It gets better.

Have to show one more pix of this magnificent flying machine.