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#21 MovieCollectorOH

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:59 AM

22,000 years of history evaporates after freezer failure melts Arctic ice cores

 

Around 13% of cache of ice cylinders extracted from glaciers in Canadian Arctic exposed to high heat in new storage facility at University of Alberta

 

Within them sits some 80,000 years of history, offering researchers tantalising clues about climate change and the Earth’s past. At least that was the case – until the precious cache of Arctic ice cores was hit by warming temperatures.

A freezer malfunction at the University of Alberta in Edmonton has melted part of the world’s largest collection of ice cores from the Canadian Arctic, reducing some of the ancient ice into puddles.

 

Hmm...  Normally I'd post something like this into the Galaxy thread, but I'm tucking this puppy in right here instead.  A tragedy for real science.  There were some things about this that were being suppressed before with tactics like institutional grant threats, as studies more or less didn't support manmade "global warming" or "climate change" postulates, but now we'll never know some of the more interesting productive things about it.  Not all is lost though, there are also the Vostok Ice Core Samples, among other collections.

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:50 PM

It's purpose is to squeeze one's wallet and to help those whom are too lazy to squeeze a tomato packet.

 

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This has to be one of the funnier ones.  Without that machine, I most likely wouldn't be investing in the special bags, which by the way are made to be used with that machine. 

 

Or vacuum cleaner bags without a vacuum.

 

Or to put it differently, imagine a commercial for gasoline that shows a guy steering his car while two other guys are behind him pushing him and his car around town and down the freeway, as if nothing at all is wrong.  Then he fills it up at a gas station, starts the engine, drives off and shrugs his shoulders, and is like "okay, whichever...both are good options, really".



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:04 PM

"These companies" aren't doing anything to me. No one's making you buy their garbage.

 

Advertising can be related to the famous movie quote....

 

The force can have a strong influence on the weak minded.

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:55 AM

What are these companies doing to us, when you have a drink that has more gunk in it than a full dinner of cookies and sodas.

 

"These companies" aren't doing anything to me. No one's making you buy their garbage.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:44 AM

It's purpose is to squeeze one's wallet and to help those whom are too lazy to squeeze a tomato packet.

 

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An enigma wrapped up in an enigma, squeezed by an enigma.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

Silicon Valley juice machine that costs $400 shown to be no more effective than a pair of bare hands

A Silicon Valley start-up that was hailed as the 'Keurig for juice' appears to be a rotten scam.

The Juicero is a machine that squeezes packets of pre-cut produce to make healthy juices. The packets range in price from $5 to $8 and can't be purchased unless customers already own a Juicero machine, which costs $399.

But a recent test by Bloomberg showed that squeezing the packets by hand was nearly just as effective - and actually faster - than using the machine.

Reporters were able to wring out 7.5 ounces of juice from the packets in a minute and a half while the machine squeezed out 8 ounces in two minutes.
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This one is straight out of California, where everyone is apparently rich enough to buy a juice squeezer for $400 that they can do with their bare hands for free. It even connects to the internet and has wi-fi for no apparent reason at all.

 

 

 

It's purpose is to squeeze one's wallet and to help those whom are too lazy to squeeze a tomato packet.

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:29 AM

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino Represents Everything That Is Wrong With America

There's something particularly disconcerting about your everyday coffee shop advertising that one of its beverages is made with "rainbows" instead of informing customers about its truly dangerous ingredients. No, the blended beverage is not created by sprinkling sunshine and sprinkles over the blessed juices of rainbows and unicorns. It's 16 ounces of fat, chemicals and sugar.

 

More than 400 loaded calories. Fifty-nine grams of sugar. Ten grams of saturated, unadulterated fat (and six other grams from God knows where). Forty-five milligrams of cholesterol. And I was going to drink it all before 8 a.m.

 

To be clear, this is the worst drink I have ever purchased in my life. That is not an understatement, either: the Starbucks’ Unicorn tastes like a combination of the topical fluoride used by dental hygienists and metallic sludge. The coffee chain describes the Frappuccino as having "magical flavors" that "start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour." The spectacle is topped off with pink and "blue fairy powders."

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What are these companies doing to us, when you have a drink that has more gunk in it than a full dinner of cookies and sodas.

 

 

Don't they mean Crappuchino?

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:27 AM

Silicon Valley juice machine that costs $400 shown to be no more effective than a pair of bare hands
A Silicon Valley start-up that was hailed as the 'Keurig for juice' appears to be a rotten scam.

The Juicero is a machine that squeezes packets of pre-cut produce to make healthy juices. The packets range in price from $5 to $8 and can't be purchased unless customers already own a Juicero machine, which costs $399.

But a recent test by Bloomberg showed that squeezing the packets by hand was nearly just as effective - and actually faster - than using the machine.

Reporters were able to wring out 7.5 ounces of juice from the packets in a minute and a half while the machine squeezed out 8 ounces in two minutes.
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This one is straight out of California, where everyone is apparently rich enough to buy a juice squeezer for $400 that they can do with their bare hands for free. It even connects to the internet and has wi-fi for no apparent reason at all.

 

Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:23 AM

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino Represents Everything That Is Wrong With America

There's something particularly disconcerting about your everyday coffee shop advertising that one of its beverages is made with "rainbows" instead of informing customers about its truly dangerous ingredients. No, the blended beverage is not created by sprinkling sunshine and sprinkles over the blessed juices of rainbows and unicorns. It's 16 ounces of fat, chemicals and sugar.

 

More than 400 loaded calories. Fifty-nine grams of sugar. Ten grams of saturated, unadulterated fat (and six other grams from God knows where). Forty-five milligrams of cholesterol. And I was going to drink it all before 8 a.m.

 

To be clear, this is the worst drink I have ever purchased in my life. That is not an understatement, either: the Starbucks’ Unicorn tastes like a combination of the topical fluoride used by dental hygienists and metallic sludge. The coffee chain describes the Frappuccino as having "magical flavors" that "start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour." The spectacle is topped off with pink and "blue fairy powders."

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What are these companies doing to us, when you have a drink that has more gunk in it than a full dinner of cookies and sodas.

 

 


Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

Scientists sounded the alarm Tuesday over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk—the accumulating debris from mankind's six-decade exploration of the cosmos.

In less than a quarter of a century, the number of orbiting fragments large enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, a conference in Germany heard.

And the estimated tally of tiny objects—which can harm or degrade spacecraft in the event of a collision, and are hard to track—is now around 150 million.

"We are very much concerned," said Rolf Densing, director of operations at the European Space Agency (ESA), pleading for a worldwide effort to tackle the mess.

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How ironic is it that the ones who claim to care so much about the planet have helped to trash the space around it. Too bad they can't blame this on global warming.

 

I'm fearing the scenario in the film "Gravity" may soon come true.  Say goodbye to space period. :(

 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:00 PM

Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

Scientists sounded the alarm Tuesday over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk—the accumulating debris from mankind's six-decade exploration of the cosmos.

In less than a quarter of a century, the number of orbiting fragments large enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, a conference in Germany heard.

And the estimated tally of tiny objects—which can harm or degrade spacecraft in the event of a collision, and are hard to track—is now around 150 million.

"We are very much concerned," said Rolf Densing, director of operations at the European Space Agency (ESA), pleading for a worldwide effort to tackle the mess.

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How ironic is it that the ones who claim to care so much about the planet have helped to trash the space around it. Too bad they can't blame this on global warming.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:55 AM

21,000 drug convictions may be throw out after chemist's tampering

BOSTON — Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.

The state’s highest court had ordered district attorneys in seven counties to produce lists by Tuesday indicating how many of approximately 24,000 cases involving Annie Dookhan they would be unable or unwilling to prosecute if the defendants were granted new trials.

 

Prosecutors said Dookhan admitted testing only a fraction of a batch of samples, then listing them all as positive for illegal drugs. Her motive, they said, was to boost her productivity and burnish her reputation.

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Here is another honest one, I hope she is protesting this weekend in the March for Science.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:59 PM

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:50 PM

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:50 PM

Interesting Facts About Albert Einstein On His Death Anniversary

April 18, Tuesday, marks the 62nd death anniversary of Albert Einstein. The German-born theoretical physicist, known for his work and major impact on physics, died in 1955 in New Jersey from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

 

Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. He developed the theory of general relativity and advanced the law of photoelectric effect and his work earned him a Nobel Prize in 1921. Moreover, the Time magazine also named him “Person of the Century” in 1999.

 

  • Einstein was a fan of classical music and enjoyed playing violin.
  • In his initial years, Einstein suffered from speech difficulty and was unable to speak until he was 4 years old.
  • Although Einstein was said to be an average student, he excelled in math and never failed the subject.
  • At the age of 16, he wrote his first scientific paper titled “The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields.”

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Too bad he isn't still around to tell the world what the current crop are lying about when it comes to science.

 

 

We can thank Einstein in regard to the photoelectric effect....sound on film wouldn't been achieved.  (photoelectric cell in early projectors)

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:43 PM

Interesting Facts About Albert Einstein On His Death Anniversary

April 18, Tuesday, marks the 62nd death anniversary of Albert Einstein. The German-born theoretical physicist, known for his work and major impact on physics, died in 1955 in New Jersey from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

 

Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. He developed the theory of general relativity and advanced the law of photoelectric effect and his work earned him a Nobel Prize in 1921. Moreover, the Time magazine also named him “Person of the Century” in 1999.

 

  • Einstein was a fan of classical music and enjoyed playing violin.
  • In his initial years, Einstein suffered from speech difficulty and was unable to speak until he was 4 years old.
  • Although Einstein was said to be an average student, he excelled in math and never failed the subject.
  • At the age of 16, he wrote his first scientific paper titled “The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields.”

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Too bad he isn't still around to tell the world what the current crop are lying about when it comes to science.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:44 PM

Drug experiment underway to give rats early menopause.

 

http://senestech.com...terror-terrors/

 

https://www.wired.co...-sterilization/

grouchy middle-aged female rats. terrific. :huh:


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:30 PM

Drug experiment underway to give rats early menopause.

 

http://senestech.com...terror-terrors/

 

https://www.wired.co...-sterilization/



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:08 PM

No Ant Left Behind: Warrior Ants Carry Injured Comrades Home

A few years ago, Frank was working at a field station in the Ivory Coast when he noticed that some of the ants marching home after battle weren't carrying termites. Instead, they were carrying other ants.

"And I was wondering, 'What exactly was going on there? Why were they carrying some of the ants?'" he recalls.

It turns out, those transported ants weren't dead — they were injured.

Ants sometimes lose a leg or two, which makes it hard for them to walk. Or, they can be weighed down by a dead termite whose jaws had clamped onto them. Either way, they're slower than uninjured, unburdened ants.

By marking these injured ants with paint, Frank learned that in nearly all cases, they made a full recovery after being carried home to recuperate. They learn to walk with fewer legs, and their ant buddies apparently will pull off stuck termites. It doesn't take long for an ant that's been hurt to once again be ready for action.

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The good news is they didn't make Soylent Green out of them.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:20 PM

I want a piece of the taj mahal. :lol:

NASA was finished off when that bleep obama appointed another bleep Gulden to head it.

 

the NASA name is just a figurehead for PC HS now.


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