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#41 NipkowDisc

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:15 PM

NASA puts Earth up for adoption

 

HOUSTON -- NASA is putting the Earth up for adoption.
 

The space agency is splitting the planet into 64,000 pieces and is offering them up for free online as part of a campaign to raise awareness about climate change ahead of Earth Day.

Each piece is about 55 miles wide, but you can't pick which slice you adopt.

NASA provides adopters with detailed scientific data on their slices of the planet, gathered from instruments in space. Adopters unhappy with their random assignments are also covered; they can explore NASA's world map and get the same data for any location.

The NASA Worldview website gives visitors access to satellite images ranging from a few hours to 30 years old, so you can see how the Earth has changed over time.
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Does a space agency get any more PC than this? This is actually embarrassing, now they have to let people adopt parts of the planet so they can brainwash them on global warming.

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


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

We became scientists to help the world. Now we need to take to the streets.

Neither of us imagined that getting a Ph.D. in science would turn us into climate activists, too.

As scientists and as a couple in our twenties, it's been excruciating to watch the Trump administration's unrelenting attacks on climate science and our generation's future. Knowing that policy decisions made over the next four years could impact the lives of hundreds of generations to come, we're more determined than ever to do not only our best work as scientists, but our best activism as citizens.

On April 29, we'll stand up for climate science, justice, and democracy in the People's Climate March. If you're appalled at the Trump administration's anti-climate agenda, we hope you'll join us.

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Thanks for admitting what those that follow this already know, you are not scientists but activists. At least now people can see this for what it is, you have already drawn a conclusion without knowing the evidence. That is not what real scientists do.

 

The People's Climate March...they pretend to represent everybody. HS!

 

Radicals and marxists have been using that label 'The People' since the 1960s to claim a universal representation of and on behalf of multitudes that doan even support a single sentence of anything they spew.

 

Rush has talked about this for years. the unfortunate tendency of liberals to wallow in symbolism over substance. the GOP controls the federal government and these two simps think a loud march is gonna move someone?

 

just another manufactured event to have an excuse to blast john lennon over loudspeakers...

 

 

 

all we are sayyyying, is give climate change a chaaaaaance. :lol:


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 12:09 PM

We could soon face a robot crimewave ... the law needs to be ready

This is where we are at in 2017: sophisticated algorithms are both predicting and helping to solve crimes committed by humans; predicting the outcome of court cases and human rights trials; and helping to do the work done by lawyers in those cases. By 2040, there is even a suggestion that sophisticated robots will be committing a good chunk of all the crime in the world. Just ask the toddler who was run over by a security robot at a California mall last year.

How do we make sense of all this? Should we be terrified? Generally unproductive. Should we shrug our shoulders as a society and get back to Netflix? Tempting, but no. Should we start making plans for how we deal with all of this? Absolutely.

 

There’s a cynical saying in law that “wheres there’s blame, there’s a claim”. But who do we blame when a robot does wrong? This proposition can easily be dismissed as something too abstract to worry about. But let’s not forget that a robot was arrested (and released without charge) for buying drugs; and Tesla Motors was absolved of responsibility by the American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration when a driver was killed in a crash after his Tesla was in autopilot.

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Just wait until robots start applying for welfare and food stamps too.

 

Robot violence is expected.

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:43 AM

We could soon face a robot crimewave ... the law needs to be ready

This is where we are at in 2017: sophisticated algorithms are both predicting and helping to solve crimes committed by humans; predicting the outcome of court cases and human rights trials; and helping to do the work done by lawyers in those cases. By 2040, there is even a suggestion that sophisticated robots will be committing a good chunk of all the crime in the world. Just ask the toddler who was run over by a security robot at a California mall last year.

How do we make sense of all this? Should we be terrified? Generally unproductive. Should we shrug our shoulders as a society and get back to Netflix? Tempting, but no. Should we start making plans for how we deal with all of this? Absolutely.

 

There’s a cynical saying in law that “wheres there’s blame, there’s a claim”. But who do we blame when a robot does wrong? This proposition can easily be dismissed as something too abstract to worry about. But let’s not forget that a robot was arrested (and released without charge) for buying drugs; and Tesla Motors was absolved of responsibility by the American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration when a driver was killed in a crash after his Tesla was in autopilot.

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Just wait until robots start applying for welfare and food stamps too.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:41 AM

We became scientists to help the world. Now we need to take to the streets.

Neither of us imagined that getting a Ph.D. in science would turn us into climate activists, too.

As scientists and as a couple in our twenties, it's been excruciating to watch the Trump administration's unrelenting attacks on climate science and our generation's future. Knowing that policy decisions made over the next four years could impact the lives of hundreds of generations to come, we're more determined than ever to do not only our best work as scientists, but our best activism as citizens.

On April 29, we'll stand up for climate science, justice, and democracy in the People's Climate March. If you're appalled at the Trump administration's anti-climate agenda, we hope you'll join us.

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Thanks for admitting what those that follow this already know, you are not scientists but activists. At least now people can see this for what it is, you have already drawn a conclusion without knowing the evidence. That is not what real scientists do.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:19 PM

NASA puts Earth up for adoption

 

HOUSTON -- NASA is putting the Earth up for adoption.
 


 

 

Nah,  the house of Abrasax owns it. NASA has no say. ;)

 

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:42 PM

NASA puts Earth up for adoption

 

HOUSTON -- NASA is putting the Earth up for adoption.
 

The space agency is splitting the planet into 64,000 pieces and is offering them up for free online as part of a campaign to raise awareness about climate change ahead of Earth Day.

Each piece is about 55 miles wide, but you can't pick which slice you adopt.

NASA provides adopters with detailed scientific data on their slices of the planet, gathered from instruments in space. Adopters unhappy with their random assignments are also covered; they can explore NASA's world map and get the same data for any location.

The NASA Worldview website gives visitors access to satellite images ranging from a few hours to 30 years old, so you can see how the Earth has changed over time.
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Does a space agency get any more PC than this? This is actually embarrassing, now they have to let people adopt parts of the planet so they can brainwash them on global warming.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:03 PM

Unusually large swarm of icebergs drifts into shipping lanes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 400 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes over the past week in an unusually large swarm for this early in the season, forcing vessels to slow to a crawl or take detours of hundreds of miles.

 

Experts are attributing it to uncommonly strong counter-clockwise winds that are drawing the icebergs south, and perhaps also global warming, which is accelerating the process by which chunks of the Greenland ice sheet break off and float away.

 

As of Monday, there were about 450 icebergs near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, up from 37 a week earlier, according to the U.S. Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol in New London, Connecticut. Those kinds of numbers are usually not seen until late May or early June. The average for this time of year is about 80.

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At first they claimed there is no sea ice due to global warming, and now they claim it's causing more sea ice? Too many lies to remember I guess.

 

 

And the captain of the new Titanic better not say he didn't have advance warning! ;)

 

Anyone buying a ticket for the maiden voyage?

 

http://www.foxnews.c...il-in-2018.html

 

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

Sea ice is simply frozen ocean water. It forms, grows, and melts in the ocean.

In contrast, icebergs, glaciers, ice sheets, and ice shelves all originate on land. 


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 03:39 PM

Unusually large swarm of icebergs drifts into shipping lanes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 400 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes over the past week in an unusually large swarm for this early in the season, forcing vessels to slow to a crawl or take detours of hundreds of miles.

 

Experts are attributing it to uncommonly strong counter-clockwise winds that are drawing the icebergs south, and perhaps also global warming, which is accelerating the process by which chunks of the Greenland ice sheet break off and float away.

 

As of Monday, there were about 450 icebergs near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, up from 37 a week earlier, according to the U.S. Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol in New London, Connecticut. Those kinds of numbers are usually not seen until late May or early June. The average for this time of year is about 80.

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At first they claimed there is no sea ice due to global warming, and now they claim it's causing more sea ice? Too many lies to remember I guess.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 01:28 PM

 

Looks like skeptics are right, shielding (helmets, etc) does NOT protect one from those nasty rays.

 

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I'm not even going to ask.  Whatever "it" is, is he really into it, or is he making fun of it.



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:58 AM

These NASA astronauts believe aliens have already contacted us

You might think that the only people who believe in aliens are forum-dwelling internet conspiracy theorists.

But it turns out a lot of Nasa astronauts also think extraterrestrials are real and that they have been in touch with humanity for a long time.

At least four celebrated spacemen have become famous for their outspoken beliefs about the existence of extraterrestrials.

Some have seen UFOs soaring through the sky, while others claim to have been tipped off about alien contact by military top brass.

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Why does global warming and space aliens seem to go together so well? Why don't they just ask the aliens to cool off our planet?

 

 

The story.

 

https://www.thesun.c...-with-humanity/

 

Lets see, one calls it a "spam in a can", the second said they (ET) disarmed the missiles in Cuba and another changed his mind after having a near death experience.

 

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Looks like skeptics are right, shielding (helmets, etc) does NOT protect one from those nasty rays.

 

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

These NASA astronauts believe aliens have already contacted us

You might think that the only people who believe in aliens are forum-dwelling internet conspiracy theorists.

But it turns out a lot of Nasa astronauts also think extraterrestrials are real and that they have been in touch with humanity for a long time.

At least four celebrated spacemen have become famous for their outspoken beliefs about the existence of extraterrestrials.

Some have seen UFOs soaring through the sky, while others claim to have been tipped off about alien contact by military top brass.

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Why does global warming and space aliens seem to go together so well? Why don't they just ask the aliens to cool off our planet?


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 11:13 AM

Big asteroid to whiz (safely) by Earth this month

A large asteroid is hurtling toward Earth — but there’s no need to duck and cover.

The space rock, known by the very dull name of 2014 JO25 will safely fly by Earth on April 19, according to NASA. The chances of it pounding our planet and leaving us for the dead? Zero, experts say.

 

“Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size,” NASA said in a statement.

 

What size are we talking about? Measurements taken by NASA’s NEOWISE space probe indicate the asteroid is about 2,000 feet (650 meters) in size. That’s about 670 yards (613 meters), or about the length of six NFL football fields.

 

And how close is “very close”? NASA says this rock will come about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) from Earth. That’s about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The moon, by the way, is about 239,000 miles (384,400 kilometers) from Earth.

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This is the new way to scare everyone for money, asteroids. If they got us to worry about a 1/100 degree change in temperature, then asteroids seem far more dangerous.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:04 PM

Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest begins walking normally, eating with hands

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.

 

The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

 

She behaved like an animal, running on her arms and legs and eating food off the floor with her mouth, said D.K. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the government-run hospital.

 

After treatment, she has begun walking normally and eating with her hands.

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i always wondered what happened when Tarzan went to India. The movie left a lot of questions behind.

 

 

Mowgli now has a mate. :wub:

 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:55 AM

Facebook Messenger now analyzes your chats to give you recommendations

Facebook Messenger is about to get smarter. Much smarter.

The five-year-old messaging platform, which reports 1 billion monthly active users, announced on Thursday that it is rolling out its experimental virtual assistant “M” to all Messenger users in the United States this week through a new feature called M Suggestions. M Suggestions does exactly what its name suggests, using artificial intelligence to understand what is being said in any given Messenger chat to make recommendations that pop up during the course of a conversation.

Some folks who already feel like Facebook is watching them when they see ads in their News Feed for bridal gowns after getting engaged may be creeped out by the fact their messages are being analyzed. But Stan Chudnovsky, Facebook Messenger’s Head of Product, contends their goal with M Suggestions is to offer a better user experience. To wit, M Suggestions does not currently generate any revenues for Messenger.

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Are people using Facebook dumb enough to allow this, that is the question.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:51 AM

Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest begins walking normally, eating with hands

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.

 

The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and taken to a hospital in Bahraich, a town in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

 

She behaved like an animal, running on her arms and legs and eating food off the floor with her mouth, said D.K. Singh, chief medical superintendent of the government-run hospital.

 

After treatment, she has begun walking normally and eating with her hands.

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i always wondered what happened when Tarzan went to India. The movie left a lot of questions behind.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:49 AM

Notice stupid commercials that states the OBVIOUS!  Medical science at work.

 

Flonase....6 is greater than 1.  I'm stunned, mind blown, teachers never taught me that in math class. :wacko:

 

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Aspercreme ad said Pain is caused by aggravated nerve endings.

 

NS, I thought it was not having the funny bone stimulated.

 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:21 AM

Al Gore Says Global Warming Caused the Syrian Civil War and Brexit

 

http://www.independe...warming-caused/

 

It also caused the 100 Years War because the French got hot under the collar. :P

 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:15 AM

Photosynthesis is on the rise globally, study shows

April 5 (UPI) -- New research shows photosynthesis has risen globally over the last 200 years.

All life on Earth depends upon photosynthesis, the conversion of sunlight into food by plants and their leaves. But until now, measuring the process in totality proved near impossible.

As studies showed, some human activities boosted photosynthesis, while others curbed the process. But the broader, global picture was muddy -- until now.

"Previous studies covered small physical areas or short periods of time," Elliot Campbell, a professor of environmental engineering at the University of California, Merced, said in a news release. "We set out to find a long-term record for the whole planet."

 

Campbell and his colleagues estimate the global rate of photosynthesis has increased 30 percent over the last 200 years.

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So let me get this straight, the fake "scientists" have been pretending they know all about global warming for years, and making predictions on climate as though they are geniuses. And here we have an admission that there hasn't been an understanding about photosynthesis and its impact on climate all along. What a scam.


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