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  Topic: Studio 54 Million BC
jabailo

Replies: 17
Views: 12521

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:58 am   Subject: Studio 54 Million BC
Culture war in the deep blue sea: Science’s contentious quest to understand whales and dolphins

This is not to say that proposing culture as an explanation for animal behavior does not meet resista ...
  Topic: Flowers in the Desert
jabailo

Replies: 11
Views: 15867

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:06 am   Subject: Flowers in the Desert
Albuquerque, NM

Storm breaks 80-year rainfall record for date

Nearly an inch of rain fell over Albuquerque on Wednesday night, breaking a more-than-80-year-old record of 0.71 inch, set in 1933, ...
  Topic: The Optical Telegraph
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 5316

PostForum: Media -- The Extensions of Man   Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 3:23 pm   Subject: The Optical Telegraph
For some reason I've become fascinated by the telegraph. Maybe it's because I've been thinking in McLuhanesque terms about the big changes in media transforming society, but it seems to me that the m ...
  Topic: Rich get Poorer
jabailo

Replies: 22
Views: 28619

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:12 am   Subject: Rich get Poorer
Eike Batista, Brazil’s Former Richest Man, Loses More Chunks Of His Empire

...Batista's fortune is now 0.5 percent of what it used to be...

http://www.ibtimes.com/eike-batista-brazils-former-ric ...
  Topic: Is Everyone Deaf?
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 4447

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:07 pm   Subject: Is Everyone Deaf?

An inconvenient truth: Why music sounds bad

Today's bands and record labels know their audiences aren't listening at home on a stereo, so they have to make sure the music's volume never changes. ...
  Topic: A Hydrogen House - In Washington State!
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 5137

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:21 pm   Subject: A Hydrogen House - In Washington State!
I am familiar as are many with the Off-Grid Solar-Hydrogen System Powers Washington State Island Vacation Home

STUART ISLAND, WA – Living on an island is fun and it’s many people’s dream, but there ...
  Topic: Agraria
jabailo

Replies: 23
Views: 37020

PostForum:  Energy Alternatives   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:54 am   Subject: Agraria
The End of Cities: The Coming ‘Great Rural Migration’

The more widespread the Internet becomes, the less necessary cities become. The Internet drastically diminishes the advantages that urban livin ...
  Topic: Miley Cyrus, Participation Machine
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 3352

PostForum: Media -- The Extensions of Man   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:37 pm   Subject: Miley Cyrus, Participation Machine
In response to the article

MILEY CYRUS IS PUNK AS flusk
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/miley-cyrus-is-punk-as-flusk

I replied with this Facebook comment:

The central point of punk is that it is r ...
  Topic: Brain Salad Surgery
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 4375

PostForum: I Was There   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:35 pm   Subject: Brain Salad Surgery
In response to the review of Brain Salad Surgery here:

http://www.johnmcferrinmusicreviews.org/elp.html#bss

I emailed the author this:

I just finished listening to Brain Salad Surgery for the ...
  Topic: Tucksla
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2987

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:45 pm   Subject: Tucksla
The Tucksla

(Tucker + Tesla) =

A certain battery car powered by a battery...which does not really exist.
  Topic: Brain Warming and Global Overheating
jabailo

Replies: 18
Views: 23460

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:55 am   Subject: Brain Warming and Global Overheating
Possible effect of global heating?

How do seniors have the minds of those decades younger?

According to the Census Bureau, the number of Americans 85 and older has grown over the past decade fro ...
  Topic: Rich get Poorer
jabailo

Replies: 22
Views: 28619

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:59 am   Subject: Rich get Poorer
India’s Richest Man Loses $5.6 Billion as Rupee Stumbles

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-22/india-s-richest-man-loses-5-6-billion-as-rupee-stumbles.html
  Topic: Never Saw It Coming
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 5605

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:27 pm   Subject: Never Saw It Coming
For futurism, we often hear about inventions that were forecast way in advance of their practical arrival, either in literature, or other media (Jules Verne and submarines). We also hear, humorously ...
  Topic: Diabetes and World Oxygen Levels
jabailo

Replies: 10
Views: 11552

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:24 pm   Subject: Diabetes and World Oxygen Levels
The Important Role Oxygen Plays in Cancer Treatment

When growing, cancer cells show a change where they have lower levels of oxygen. This may stem from dysfunctions in the cell's mitochondria (know ...
  Topic: Upside Down Glasses
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 8800

PostForum: The First One is Free   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:21 am   Subject: Upside Down Glasses
I think bifocals are designed upside down.

In many cases when I want to see far my head is tilted back, so I'm looking through the nearsighted correction at the bottom. This happens when I'm on my ...
  Topic: Flowers in the Desert
jabailo

Replies: 11
Views: 15867

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:16 pm   Subject: Flowers in the Desert
Incredible thunderstorm brings hurricane-like weather to Albuquerque

They're in the middle of the desert, but you can forgive those around Albuquerque if they felt they were suddenly in the middle ...
  Topic: Flowers in the Desert
jabailo

Replies: 11
Views: 15867

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:08 pm   Subject: Flowers in the Desert
Nevada thunderstorms leave record rainfall, power outages
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/07/20/Nevada-thunderstorms-leave-record-rainfall-power-outages/UPI-51271374336485/

Storms hit Arizona ...
  Topic: Brain Warming and Global Overheating
jabailo

Replies: 18
Views: 23460

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:21 am   Subject: Brain Warming and Global Overheating
I’m Not Yawning, Boss, Just Cooling My Brain

Changes in climate affect how often people yawn. Researchers in an earlier study asked two groups of pedestrians in Tucson, Ariz., one in early summer ...
  Topic: Getting Locked Out
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 4670

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:34 pm   Subject: Getting Locked Out
Now this is exactly what I want!

Store Your Housekey In the Cloud And Cut Copies On Demand

It's 11 pm on a Saturday and you've locked yourself out of your house. You'll have to call a locksmith. ...
  Topic: We Were Food For Neanderthals
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2034

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:54 pm   Subject: We Were Food For Neanderthals
Ok, yeah, I know it's completely out there, but I have been obsessing about Neanderthal Predation theory after hearing about it on Red Ice Creations.

http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2013/05/RI ...
  Topic: Flowers in the Desert
jabailo

Replies: 11
Views: 15867

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:14 am   Subject: Flowers in the Desert
Study sees climate upside in greening arid regions

Their mathematical model predicted a foliage increase of 5% to 10%, based on the 14% hike in atmospheric CO2 from 1982 to 2010, for the regions th ...
  Topic: Light Harvesting, 100% efficient
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 3348

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:34 pm   Subject: Light Harvesting, 100% efficient
Significant Improvement in Performance of Solar-Powered Hydrogen Generation

Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical rea ...
  Topic: Middle Ground
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 7002

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:43 pm   Subject: Middle Ground
The PRIME OS

The PRIMOS command line is interesting in the fact that it utilizes two prompts
in it's execution. These prompts are 'OK,' and 'ER!'. There is no difference
in the two, save that ...
  Topic: Middle Ground
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 7002

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:28 pm   Subject: Middle Ground
The Bloomberg Terminal implements a command text syntax (although orders can be constructed through color coded keys on a specialized keyboard):



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomberg_Terminal
  Topic: Giant gas bags could make hydrogen competitive
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 3374

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:57 pm   Subject: Giant gas bags could make hydrogen competitive
This would seem to be even more applicable to stationary energy needs. As much the farm itself rather than just the vehicles...having a big hydrogen tent filled by solar electrolysis during the day t ...
  Topic: Agraria
jabailo

Replies: 23
Views: 37020

PostForum:  Energy Alternatives   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:32 pm   Subject: Agraria
Ruralisation – integrating settlements and agriculture to provide sustainability

http://www.holon.se/folke/lectures/Ruralisation-filer/v3_document.htm


Idea for the future: Ruralization

As ...
  Topic: Agraria
jabailo

Replies: 23
Views: 37020

PostForum:  Energy Alternatives   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:32 am   Subject: Agraria
Agritopia® community is something of a modern day village set within the urban fabric of the Phoenix metro area. The name says it all: Agritopia® is about preserving urban agriculture and integrating ...
  Topic: Flowers in the Desert
jabailo

Replies: 11
Views: 15867

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:41 pm   Subject: Flowers in the Desert
Phoenix-area rainfall busts records, may persist

The storm that dropped record amounts of rain and knocked out power throughout the Valley on Saturday is expected to continue to a lesser extent tod ...
  Topic: The Potlatch Economy
jabailo

Replies: 2
Views: 10148

PostForum: The Corporation as Person   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:12 am   Subject: The Potlatch Economy
Is the Sharing Economy Innately Sustainable?

There’s no doubt that sharing promotes collaborative exchange and that husbanding our natural resources is good for the environment, but will this trend ...
  Topic: Why Are We Fat?
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2987

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:08 pm   Subject: Why Are We Fat?
The question of why are we fat is often depicted as simple inputs and outputs.

People are fat who eat too much, or eat the "wrong" foods, the diet docs tell us.

But is that how the bod ...
  Topic: Rich get Poorer
jabailo

Replies: 22
Views: 28619

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:02 pm   Subject: Rich get Poorer
Dimon’s Pay Halved

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-16/jpmorgan-halves-dimon-pay-says-ceo-responsible-for-lapses-1-.html
  Topic: The Potlatch Economy
jabailo

Replies: 2
Views: 10148

PostForum: The Corporation as Person   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:13 pm   Subject: The Potlatch Economy
From the webpages of Grist.org ...

The sharing economy, from soup to nuts

From cars to kids’ clothes to cold hard cash, sharing is caring more than ever before. The sharing economy builds and le ...
  Topic: Sideways Globes
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 6882

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:16 pm   Subject: Sideways Globes
Found this globe a museum gift shop yesterday and took a video thinking it might approach what you are describing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PYt6V2XiB4
  Topic: Rich get Poorer
jabailo

Replies: 22
Views: 28619

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:29 am   Subject: Rich get Poorer
Apple CEO's Pay Drops 99% on Lack of Stock Awards

Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook will receive compensation for 2012 valued at $4.17 million, down 99 percent from a year earlier because of a lack ...
  Topic: Untenorable
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 5576

PostForum: The Serendipity of Search   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:00 pm   Subject: Untenorable
Google is fishy when it comes to fortress social media sites like Twitter and Tumblr. They definitely take their time about indexing things in SM when they do at all.

I have been thinking about t ...
  Topic: The stainless steel renovation revolution
jabailo

Replies: 15
Views: 13004

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:53 pm   Subject: The stainless steel renovation revolution
This seems more like an affirmation of stainless steel's success. That it is so good (and so cheap) that they have to come up with a way of "gilding the lily" to make future profits.
  Topic: Touchy Touchy
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2865

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:10 pm   Subject: Touchy Touchy
Maybe it's because I'm from the days of big analog cathode ray tv sets, whose tuners required quite a twist to make the clunk a clunk clunk for changing channels, but I have lots of frustrations with ...
  Topic: You'll find it at Lowe's!
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 7190

PostForum: Solar / Wind Energy   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:51 pm   Subject: You'll find it at Lowe's!
Amazing, solar generators -- combinations of batteries and panels -- have made it the local bigbox hardware store!

GOAL ZERO Yeti 1250-Watt Hour Solar Home Generator Kit

http://www.lowes.com/pd_ ...
  Topic: Cooking and our lungs
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2549

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:23 pm   Subject: Cooking and our lungs
I recently bought a good particles, bad particles, things like cholesterol.
  Topic: Studio 54 Million BC
jabailo

Replies: 17
Views: 12521

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:14 am   Subject: Studio 54 Million BC
Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase

In the most massive study of genetic variation yet, researchers estimated the age of more than one million variants, or changes to our DNA code, found a ...
  Topic: Spaced Out Power Bars
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 3221

PostForum: The First One is Free   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:56 am   Subject: Spaced Out Power Bars
They make power bars as if the only type of plug in the world were standard small ends. Yet, typically we plug in big bulky transformer type plugs for computer equipment. So, from a 6 outlet extend ...
  Topic: 21st century hotel/motel
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2263

PostForum: The First One is Free   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:24 am   Subject: 21st century hotel/motel
Last week I staying in what I consider a 21st Century hotel...(some might call it a motel because of its car orientation). a lot of time...using their computers not only for work but for social netw ...
  Topic: Asset vs. Income Tax
jabailo

Replies: 25
Views: 23959

PostForum: The Corporation as Person   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:01 am   Subject: Asset vs. Income Tax
NYT Op Ed

To Reduce Inequality, Tax Wealth, Not Income

Trends in the distribution of wealth can look very different from trends in incomes, because wealth is a measure of accumulated assets, not ...
  Topic: Split System POS
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2211

PostForum: The First One is Free   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:19 pm   Subject: Split System POS
The split system Point of Sale system. A point of ire. That is, the self service checkout line in retail which lets you scan your own items and make choices on a touch screen...until it comes time ...
  Topic: It's not the heat...
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2572

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:32 am   Subject: It's not the heat...
This article from NOAA says that one of the long term trends is an increase in specific humidity..or the amount of water in the atmosphere.

At the same time they note a decrease in relative humid ...
  Topic: Light Harvesting, 100% efficient
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 3348

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:19 pm   Subject: Light Harvesting, 100% efficient
Artificial light-harvesting method achieves 100% energy transfer efficiency

“In order to realize an artificial light-harvesting system, almost 100% efficiency is necessary,” Takagi told PhysOrg.com ...
  Topic: Getting Locked Out
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 4670

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:44 am   Subject: Getting Locked Out
I do however note that the WCSS book is on sale for a thrifty $1.99...Kindle edition, and I promptly purchased a copy. 2 bucks being a small price for protection against Armageddon. Though post apoc ...
  Topic: Sideways Globes
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 6882

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:38 pm   Subject: Sideways Globes
Still, I am agreeing with you. The globe could be positioned in such a way that looking down at it perpendicular to the ground would be the same as looking down at the Earth itself.
  Topic: Getting Locked Out
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 4670

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:25 pm   Subject: Getting Locked Out
Alternatively:

Dirty Rock Hide-a-Key & Repositionable Warning Decal Set

http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Hide-a-Key-Warning-Decal-Set/dp/B0036C4TXI

Frog Key Hider

http://www.amazon.com/Furni ...
  Topic: Symbiotic relationships and individual rights
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2622

PostForum: The Corporation as Person   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:42 am   Subject: Symbiotic relationships and individual rights
There are many confusing social issues being argued in the media today, many that some might have thought long buried. This seems more due to blindsightedness and the new social media have shed ligh ...
  Topic: Sideways Globes
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 6882

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:27 pm   Subject: Sideways Globes
Yes, I have this image of the classic old English scientist with his globe, laying, as you describe, with the north south axis on its side...one of those big globes in the study, coffee table height. ...
  Topic: Getting Locked Out
jabailo

Replies: 4
Views: 4670

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:12 pm   Subject: Getting Locked Out
As a single person living on my own with no nearby relatives, I often think...what happens if I lose my keys, my wallet, my cell phone. I essentially have no identity at that point. I probably could ...
  Topic: Super Tropers
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 3918

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:44 pm   Subject: Super Tropers
A troper is someone who tries to gainsay an argument with a type of ad hominem attack based on labeling or categorizing a poster within a known group, preferably of a derogatory nature. A Super Trope ...
  Topic: Yabba Dabba Grok Grok Bang Bang
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 4169

PostForum: Media -- The Extensions of Man   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:13 pm   Subject: Yabba Dabba Grok Grok Bang Bang
I've been noticing lately that with the development of post literate culture, we now have movies, that are sequels of literate era movies, but done in caveman speak.

For example, I recently saw [ur ...
  Topic: The Civil Cold War
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2713

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:25 am   Subject: The Civil Cold War
My comment about the electoral divisions in the states.

So employment has nothing to do with it.

What you see is a division between the bureaucrats in the North who depend on a centralizing esta ...
  Topic: Technostructure
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2747

PostForum: Political Euphemisms   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:21 am   Subject: Technostructure
Technostructure is a term coined by the economist John Kenneth Galbraith in "The New Industrial State" (1967) to describe the group of technicians within an enterprise (or an administrative ...
  Topic: Start Spreading the News...
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2546

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:23 am   Subject: Start Spreading the News...
I keep trying to find a simple, yet fully descriptive moniker for region I live in.

I am in Kent, 16 miles southeast of Seattle's downtown.

Kent is a city of 120,000. It is part of King County ...
  Topic: Why I was right about commas inside quotation marks
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 2515

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:16 am   Subject: Why I was right about commas inside quotation marks
I never understood that one either.

Is it for readability reasons?
  Topic: For Search, P = NP ?
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2450

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:31 pm   Subject: For Search, P = NP ?
When we use software to ask a question, or desire a result, can we in fact prove that every search has a findable answer?

That is, if I am presented with an answer to a search question, by non-poly ...
  Topic: Game On?
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2155

PostForum: The Serendipity of Search   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:28 pm   Subject: Game On?
Googling places to watch nfl football near 98030 produces almost no results of the type I would expect whether using Search or Maps.

My question is...what places (bars, restaurants, clubs) have the ...
  Topic: The Screen
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 2769

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:52 am   Subject: The Screen
Modular Dome Projection Screens

VSS Domes are used by the Australian Defence Force, UK Ministry of Defence, US National Guard and other organizations around the world.

The VSS modular dome syste ...
  Topic: The Screen
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 2769

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:55 pm   Subject: The Screen
I've really been thinking about screens lately. We have a lot of screens in our lives...movie, tv, computer, phone. We stare at a lot of screens. Are screens good? They are basically restricted vi ...
  Topic: The Latté Month
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 4660

PostForum: Units of Measurement   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:47 am   Subject: The Latté Month
I believe Starbucks tops out around $4.50

And I was just in Pioneer Square yesterday where one local coffee house, Zeitgeist, was selling them for under $3.

Netflix seems to be pricing to get mo ...
  Topic: The Soft Grid
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2647

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:00 pm   Subject: The Soft Grid
The Soft Grid

But a new mix of technologies is arriving on the scene, a mix which will converge to create a new “soft grid,” relating to the “smart grid” the way a bungee cord relates to a chain.
...
  Topic: How much does she urn?
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 6751

PostForum: Spoonerisms   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:46 pm   Subject: How much does she urn?
And while you're at it...make that gaffes of course.

A gaff is a fishhook.

(However, the double pun might have worked if she were an Olympic spearfisherman. )
  Topic: How much does she urn?
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 6751

PostForum: Spoonerisms   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:50 pm   Subject: How much does she urn?
In response to a report of an Athens athlete who microblogged statements that were interpreted as racist, and was hence dispatched from her Olympic team, I wrote:

Beware of Greeks tweeting gaffs!
  Topic: Subagrarian
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 2558

PostForum: Political Euphemisms   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:00 am   Subject: Subagrarian
Like sururban, a community adjunct to a city, a "subag" is adjacent to a farm area.

As electronic technology removes the need for vertical density, access to a fresh environment and locav ...
  Topic: Rich get Poorer
jabailo

Replies: 22
Views: 28619

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:11 am   Subject: Rich get Poorer
World’s Richest Lose $24 Billion as Adelson Fortune Drops

The world’s richest people lost a combined $24.4 billion this week as concerns over Spain’s rising borrowing costs and the sputtering Ameri ...
  Topic: Grouchy = Quake?
jabailo

Replies: 8
Views: 6695

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 5:41 pm   Subject: Grouchy = Quake?
High degree of strangeness related to anger in Seattle area.

Many shootings and killings, some gang related, other disputes during the last week. Today 4 people were killed by the same person due ...
  Topic: Star Wars and 2001: Two Movies about Asskicking.
jabailo

Replies: 0
Views: 4219

PostForum: I Was There   Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:09 pm   Subject: Star Wars and 2001: Two Movies about Asskicking.
I just finished doing a critical watching of "2001".

I'm pretty much convinced that Star Wars is 2001 for Dummies.

For example, when the PanAm ship pulls into the center bay of the whe ...
  Topic: AIL's what's good for ya
jabailo

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Views: 7858

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 7:07 am   Subject: AIL's what's good for ya
HyperSolar Envisions Solar Powered Hydrogen “Farms”

Hypersolar’s system goes even farther down the size spectrum, using tiny particles consisting of a nanoscale solar device and a protective plasti ...
  Topic: AIL's what's good for ya
jabailo

Replies: 8
Views: 7858

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:26 am   Subject: Artificial Leaf Could Bring Electricity to Developing World
The first practical artificial leaf, composed of silicon, nickel and cobalt, can convert sunlight into chemical fuel, a milestone in the drive for sustainable energy that mimics the process of photosy ...
  Topic: Impersonal Trainer
jabailo

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PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:08 pm   Subject: Impersonal Trainer
I'm thinking about a new career as an impersonal trainer.

You know, come in, ignore everyone.

Then drink the mineral water, read some exercise guides...keep to myself, don't react too much.
  Topic: Grouchy = Quake?
jabailo

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PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:45 pm   Subject: Grouchy = Quake?
3.8 in Cali.

Can't say that I felt a thing or could point to any grouchiness.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/28/us/california-quake/

I will have to put this one on the back shelf until I see more ...
  Topic: Apodictic or Assertoric
jabailo

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PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:28 am   Subject: Apodictic or Assertoric

Assertoric judgments are judgments which are possibly true but are unproven."

Apodictic judgments are judgments which are clearly provable and logically certain.

For instance, "Two ...
  Topic: The Pocket Calculator Market
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 3327

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:56 pm   Subject: The Pocket Calculator Market
Microsoft makes software for Boxes.

No one uses boxes any more.

Apple makes pocket calculators.

But the price is falling.

The decade of Microsoft and Apple was the 1990s.

The decade of ...
  Topic: Grouchy = Quake?
jabailo

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Views: 6695

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:37 pm   Subject: Grouchy = Quake?
Lots of chest compression, dizziness this morning.

Then some explosive blog comment flaming around 8pm.

However, tensions then subsided.

Seemed more like a build up and then maybe a retractio ...
  Topic: Germany Has Free Electricity (for 2 hours!)
jabailo

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PostForum:  Energy Alternatives   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:54 pm   Subject: Germany Has Free Electricity (for 2 hours!)
Because of their renewable solar grid (which uses hydrogen for storage, and also has wind) Germany is now offering offpeak rates at peak times! This change has occurred just over the past 4 years.
...
  Topic: Grouchy = Quake?
jabailo

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Views: 6695

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:57 pm   Subject: Grouchy = Quake?
Well I was about to give up on this.

Then I read there was just a few hours ago a big one in Chile.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/17/us-quake-chile-idUSBRE83G04J20120417

No, I have n ...
  Topic: Grouchy = Quake?
jabailo

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Views: 6695

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:48 pm   Subject: Grouchy = Quake?
Lots of arguments today, phone and in threads.

Dogs barking.

Lots of errant car drivers, bad turns, exceeding lane.

We'll see.
  Topic: Grouchy = Quake?
jabailo

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Views: 6695

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:47 pm   Subject: Grouchy = Quake?
April 11, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Posted link to this thread at:

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/04/11/a-quick-look-at-the-best-and-worst-jobs#comment-13328847

Taking notice of some ve ...
  Topic: Sports Teams...Come From Behind
jabailo

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PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:01 pm   Subject: Sports Teams...Come From Behind
One of the things that fascinates me in sports is a come from behind victory or even just a catch up.

I see say a basketball team, leading in a quarter by 16 or 20 points, and then just as easily t ...
  Topic: The Pocket Calculator Market
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 3327

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:55 am   Subject: The Pocket Calculator Market
You've heard about the Hansen Economy if you're a regular reader.

Now I present...the Pocket Calculator Market.

It is my contention that the biggest bubble of all bubbles is not, was not, In ...
  Topic: Google c. 1964
jabailo

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PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:16 am   Subject: Google c. 1964
I was Kindling an ebook the other day, AN IMPORTANT FEATURE OF THE UNIVAC 490 REAL-TIME COMPUTER IS ITS ABILITY TO CONCURRENTLY PROCESS SEPARATE REQUESTS INITIATED FROM DIFFERENT REMOTE POINTS AT THE ...
  Topic: Skronktacular
jabailo

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PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:48 am   Subject: Skronktacular
The only word for this is transplendid.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7200742949061610978
  Topic: I would have been nice to meet you!
jabailo

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PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:44 am   Subject: I would have been nice to meet you!
Perhaps she has a pipolar disorder?

You might want to circle her name as she might be diametrically opposite yourself.
  Topic: The wager gap in Zynga Poker's Sit and Go Tourneys
jabailo

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PostForum: Poker as metaphor   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:43 am   Subject: The wager gap in Zynga Poker's Sit and Go Tourneys
Having been playing and investigating Zynga for a few days now, maybe I have a better answer.

It has to do with "Zynga-nomics". Zynga lets you play for free of course, and ascend up the ...
  Topic: Heredity and environment
jabailo

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Views: 2698

PostForum: Poker as metaphor   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:38 am   Subject: Heredity and environment
The pocket cards are your genetics.

The community cards are the environment.

You cannot escape your pocket cards.

They are with you the whole hand.

Their worth changes in relation to t ...
  Topic: You Might (Not) Be A Social Conservative If...
jabailo

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Views: 2931

PostForum: Political Euphemisms   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:37 am   Subject: You Might (Not) Be A Social Conservative If...
Lately much is made of the term Conservative.

Almost all the associations seem wrong!

A quick Google tells me:

Adjective:
Holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about chang ...
  Topic: Cramming Them In Like Sardines
jabailo

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PostForum: Ideas about General Transportation   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:30 am   Subject: Cramming Them In Like Sardines
Yesterday I parked my car in a parking lot outside the LINK (light rail) station. It was one of the few open spaces and it was very crammed.

I parked head in, and the fellow next to me was tail in ...
  Topic: Is Everyone Deaf?
jabailo

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PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:04 am   Subject: Is Everyone Deaf?
Lately I have been trying to purchase a set of low cost headphones or earbuds to use with various audio electronics.

Well...not lately, more for like the last few years. I've tried high end, low e ...
  Topic: A second chance at thinking about Social Darwinism
jabailo

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PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:48 am   Subject: A second chance at thinking about Social Darwinism
As Jimmy Durante said...everyone wants to get in on the act!

Obama used "Social Darwinism" in a speech yesterday.

What Obama meant by ‘social Darwinism’

Social Darwinism is also se ...
  Topic: Cars travel in 2-dimensions; trains only in 1
jabailo

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Views: 5140

PostForum: Ideas about General Transportation   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:28 pm   Subject: Cars travel in 2-dimensions; trains only in 1
The fact that I countered your argument two posts after the point where you may have taken umbrage leads me to be suspect.

The b tree spreads on a two dimensional plane...optimally covering it, giv ...
  Topic: Cars travel in 2-dimensions; trains only in 1
jabailo

Replies: 6
Views: 5140

PostForum: Ideas about General Transportation   Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:27 am   Subject: Cars travel in 2-dimensions; trains only in 1
My brain, fed by blood in capillaries, tells me you don't have the whole story.
  Topic: Cars travel in 2-dimensions; trains only in 1
jabailo

Replies: 6
Views: 5140

PostForum: Ideas about General Transportation   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:13 pm   Subject: Cars travel in 2-dimensions; trains only in 1
You seem to have taken a wrong turn on your way to [url=http://you-read-it-here-first.com/viewforum.php?f=9]Poems and Lyrics.

Or do the categories go by the wayside when the proof hits 20.
  Topic: Learning to Read (from the bottom to the top)
jabailo

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Views: 3100

PostForum: Media -- The Extensions of Man   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:08 pm   Subject: Learning to Read (from the bottom to the top)
Generally the sites that support the Disqus system (my fav) have a dropdown for ascending and descending order.

For news stories sometimes the comments can range over several days and as the news c ...
  Topic: Secret Language of Horses
jabailo

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Views: 5330

PostForum: Things I Should've Known   Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:52 pm   Subject: Secret Language of Horses
Do you know that sometimes, and only if you're good, horses will share their jokes with you.
  Topic: Running Your Home on 12V
jabailo

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Views: 2684

PostForum:  Energy Alternatives   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:48 pm   Subject: Running Your Home on 12V
Big Steps In Building: Change Our Wiring to 12 Volt DC

Author argues that most of our electronics and even lighting (LED, CF) are direct current devices...why not start there, especially if using s ...
  Topic: The Gleam of the Butterfly
jabailo

Replies: 1
Views: 2842

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:24 am   Subject: The Gleam of the Butterfly
When faced with the inevitability of the Hydrogen Economy, naysayers, curmudgeons and Luddites cling to the old saw about the efficiencies of hydrolysis...however, each and every day more direct, newe ...
  Topic: Competing With Lottery Winners
jabailo

Replies: 9
Views: 7460

PostForum: Economic Skirmishes on the Borders of the Status Quo   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:40 am   Subject: Competing With Lottery Winners
Lottery billionaires...are they creating a new power structure?

When I look at the press surrounding the culture of tech billionaires, what I wonder is -- is it all really just a system of control? ...
 
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