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 1   General / Society & Culture / Re:The Red Pill  on: 2017-02-18 11:35:29 
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 2   General / Science & Technology / Our rooftops are collecting stardust  on: 2017-01-25 22:30:26 
Started by Mermaid | Last post by Mermaid
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/no-urban-legend-our-rooftops-are-collecting-stardust/

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To some extent, scientists are professional downers, the people whose job it is to respond to outrageously improbable stories with "well, actually..." But every now and again they manage to confirm something that lots of people wanted to believe anyway.

This is one of those stories.

For years, amateur astronomers have been suggesting that microscopic, spherical particles collected from their roofs are actually tiny meteorites, the dust that formed our Solar System fallen to Earth. Scientists took the claim at face value but ended up being the downers again, at least initially. As a recent paper on this topic describes it:

    A popular belief among amateur astronomers is that modern-day extraterrestrial dust can be collected on roofs in urban environments. Studies by Nininger (1941) reported large numbers of magnetic spherules collected in urban areas; however, later studies showed that the abundance of magnetic particles decreases away from urban areas, and that urban spherules are largely artificial in origin. Despite these studies, amateur collection projects in built-up areas have been common, even though most researchers in micrometeorites consider this occurrence an urban myth.

(The pun on the word "urban" there is their fault, not mine.)

One of those amateurs is a Norwegian artist and jazz guitarist named Jon Larsen, who created a group called Project Stardust. Larsen managed two impressive feats to get the issue revisited. One, he convinced people in Oslo to gather materials from their roof gutters (although, oddly, one sample also came from Paris). And not just a few—material came in from buildings that collectively possessed 30,000 square meters of roof.

The second feat was that Larsen got a small international team of scientists (Belgian and UK) to take this seriously.

Faced with about 300kg of roof debris, the authors separated the material using a combination of magnets and physical shape—micrometeorites are spherical because they melt during atmospheric entry and are shaped by the air. From that 300kg, the researchers isolated 500 particles, all just a few hundred micrometers across, that looked like they were micrometeorites. Forty-eight of them were chosen for detailed analysis.

All 48 of them appear to be genuine micrometeorites. They have levels of seven different elements that are similar to those in chondrites, a common class of interplanetary debris. The most common mineral is olivine, which frequently occurs in micrometeorites because it's easy to form during the rapid heating/cooling of atmospheric entry. Some of them have chemicals that are rare in Earth rocks, and most lack elements like sodium, which tend to boil off as they're heated. Three of the four internal textures found in known micrometeorites appear in this collection.

And in contrast to most of the micrometeorite samples we've collected in the past, these materials have only recently fallen to Earth. Commercial buildings in Oslo apparently clean their gutters every six years on average, and the oldest building that these came from is only 50 years old. The relative precision of these dates, combined with the also precise measure of roof area, allowed the authors to estimate that the Earth is struck by about six tonnes of micrometeorites every day. Put differently, every square meter of the Earth gets hit about twice a year.

Before you look at those numbers, get excited, and head up to the roof to grab your own little bit of stardust, it's important to keep this all in perspective. The research team had to sort through an average of nearly a kilogram of roof gunk just to find one object that was, typically, 300 micrometers across. But if that's worth it for you, by all means, head for the gutters.[...]
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 3   General / Society & Culture / Re:The Red Pill  on: 2016-12-31 11:55:09 
Started by David Lucifer | Last post by David Lucifer
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 4   General / Philosophy & Religion / Re:The Reality Equation  on: 2016-12-06 04:36:52 
Started by David Lucifer | Last post by Fox

Quote from: David Lucifer on 2016-12-01 15:06:40   
UFOs? crop circles? I recommend skepticism.


Ah, yes, there were extra-terrestrial implications in there as well. I should have noted/warned you of that caveat. Not that I buy into crop circles, but yet neither am I sufficiently qualified to really comment on them all. However, there are some amazingly complex patterns out there which I never actually quite realized until watching that video; which of course, and I completely agree with that a large dose of skepticism is necessary. The patterns in nature and the energy implications surrounding them are also quite interesting, but surely not our only options (if really options at all) for a clean and sustainable environment/world.
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 5   General / Philosophy & Religion / Re:The Reality Equation  on: 2016-12-01 15:06:40 
Started by David Lucifer | Last post by David Lucifer

Quote from: Fox on 2016-11-30 06:18:30   

Perhaps I should have started a new thread on this instead, but has anyone here seen Thrive, and it's hypocritical implications? The Torus concept they use in the beginning, and it's patterns in nature, reminded me a little of this thread - http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie

UFOs? crop circles? I recommend skepticism.
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 6   General / Philosophy & Religion / Re:The Reality Equation  on: 2016-11-30 06:18:30 
Started by David Lucifer | Last post by Fox
Perhaps I should have started a new thread on this instead, but has anyone here seen Thrive, and it's hypocritical implications? The Torus concept they use in the beginning, and it's patterns in nature, reminded me a little of this thread - http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie
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 7   General / Serious Business / Re:9/11 Redux – Studies pointing to the Controlled Demolition Theory  on: 2016-11-30 06:07:15 
Started by Fox | Last post by Fox
Thank-you Fritz for this addition. I have actually seen the video myself a while back, I had forgotten it relevance here. Quite thought-provoking indeed. Though what kind of jury we would need or require to seek justice on this, should it eventually and ultimately prove to be true, I'm not quite sure. Perhaps hard and irrefutable evidence for all this is one of the things that Edward Snowden or Wikileaks haven't revealed yet, and probably for good reason if it would (even possibly) happen to start or ignite a bloody revolution - something I'm sure we would all ultimately lose against any competent and brutish government, armed to the teeth.

Having said that though, perhaps they could just be waiting for the right time and moment to release such information, a time which would be advantageous to any mass public revolt against the government and it's elite masters. But of course, I'm not holding my breath - despite as wonderful as doing away with the current world order sounds right now. At this point, this is all merely curiousity with a healthy dose of scepticism.


Regards.
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 8   General / Serious Business / It is the winter of a Meme of Discontent  on: 2016-11-25 23:54:50 
Started by Fritz | Last post by Fritz
"North Dakota"

There is a new Meme that is going to envelope the dialogue moving forward in the US. I suspect it will have serious ramifications and the 'kids' in charge don't seem to get it yet "North Dakota". I think it will matter less about the pipeline but far more that the Meme will represent that 'folks in charge' yet again clobbered the little guy. My gut tells me this will escalate well beyond the flash point.

It seems to have all the ingredients for a Meme and resulting collective action to be embraced by the disenfranchised many, in America, to lash out at their own David/Goliath issue in their own backyard. I think there is much smoldering unrest south of us in the 'Baby Boom Echoes'.

Hopefully I'm wrong and someone in charge will see the light.

Cheers

Fritz




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 9   General / Test Area / Re:Just some attachments used elsewhere  on: 2016-11-25 23:40:50 
Started by rhinoceros | Last post by Fritz
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 10   General / Serious Business / Cancel your Satellite and Cable; SAVE and WIN  on: 2016-11-16 13:32:56 
Started by Fritz | Last post by Fritz
Unplug, Save and Win ; Just Do It !

It is time to put an end to the 1984 style propaganda trash machines

I spent a few hours going back over YouTube videos of Trump and Clinton over the last 25 years. I saw nothing redeeming or inspiring about either other then Trump is a salesman and not a politician, but no ones fool. Hillary, no matter how noble her thoughts, is bought and paid for and will do the on going bidding of a self serving few. I think the media whipped folks into a misinformation frenzy and the beholding bought and paid for Politicians lost. We all have to castrate the media asap by simply cancelling Satellite and Cable; they turned it into a Crook vs Monster event. And the politically correct do good fascists deserved the bewilder slap in the face; albeit at everyone's expense. What I saw in the election numbers was a 10% shift of Women, Latino and Black votes to the Republicans away from the Democrats and that changed everything; everyone else voted like they always have. Something folks driven by the misguided Faith based rendered slop from the News-o-tainment Business are wanting to do. 1984 happened, and no body noticed.

Cheers

Fritz


From the mouths of babes!

Source: The Guardian
Author:  Thomas Frank
Date: 2016.11.09
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Clinton’s supporters among the media didn’t help much, either. It always struck me as strange that such an unpopular candidate enjoyed such robust and unanimous endorsements from the editorial and opinion pages of the nation’s papers, but it was the quality of the media’s enthusiasm that really harmed her. With the same arguments repeated over and over, two or three times a day, with nuance and contrary views all deleted, the act of opening the newspaper started to feel like tuning in to a Cold War propaganda station.
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