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Ol' Sol and the big picture

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by nj1639, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    I get a kick out of this channel. His videos where he's a mathematician are best. Where he tries to be a popular presenter he loses his advantage I think.
    This one has to do with a relatively unknown kind of periodicity, with wide-ranging applicability, such as interaction between populations and ecosystems that show periodicity that is liable to be construed as the result of something external. Stick with it.

    Title: "This equation will change how you see the world"
     
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  2. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Pipis Cooked on Corrugated Iron Top Contributor

    xjwmx, nice one. I have watched many of his videos and enjoy them.
     
  3. nj1639

    nj1639 Paleo-simplistic Top Contributor

    In my daily regimen there are constants, a few on waking in the morn would be my thyroid pill, coffee and checking in to Suspicious Observers.
    Being a pigeon fancier myself this one especially caught my eye. As Ben states in the video there have been no major solar storms to warrant such a disruption in the birds navigational systems.
     
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  4. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Pipis Cooked on Corrugated Iron Top Contributor

    Aliens prior to an envasion would use a solar storm to wipe out our coms systems. But they know we would resort to pigeon mail so have made a preemptive strict against our pigeon force. We need to start training sparrows in secret...:hump: Also. Covid-19 RNA-vaccine is known to be harmful to aliens because the spike protien causes their blood to clot uncontrollably. Vaccine and Sparrows will save the day!
     
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  5. nj1639

    nj1639 Paleo-simplistic Top Contributor

    ^
    Sometimes I wish we had a LOL emoji.........
    Sparrows bring to mind a story of back when the Vikings were expanding into the Mediterranean . One of the invaders was studying an impenetrable fortress for some time when he finally sent some of his men into a field to catch birds that would come in to feed. Seems the birds nested in the thatched roofs inside the fortress. Once a good number were captured the invaders put pitch on the backs of the birds, set them alight and turned them loose. The birds immediately returned to their nests and roosts and set the fortress afire. Them pesky Vikings.....
     
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  6. nj1639

    nj1639 Paleo-simplistic Top Contributor

    Elephants get honorable mention.

     
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  7. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Yeah,
    like it sez in that Eddie Murphy movie,
    Meteors from Mars or death ray beams from Arcturus, there's always something coming to destroy humanity.
     
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  8. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    Discovered several new youtube channels lately, maybe they changed my algorithm.
    This woman is a professional physicist in Frankfurt, very interesting, slightly no-nonsense and very German, including accent, Love it!

     
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  9. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Pipis Cooked on Corrugated Iron Top Contributor

    I need a translation....
     
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  10. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    ^Vat she ist zaying ist sinze humants are made of deterministic particles, free vill ist an illusion. Ze illusion part ist ve sink ve could have made a different decision dan the whon ve made, but dere ist no reason to dinken dat
     
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  11. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    What she refers to at the very beginning, which she says she isn't talking about, is an interesting phenomenon itself. By wiring up the brain they've discovered that apparently we make decisions before we are conscious of having made the decision. That plays havoc with the idea that we choose our decisions, and free will
     
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  12. nj1639

    nj1639 Paleo-simplistic Top Contributor

    The old stories added to the petroglyphs studied by Anthony Peratt paint quite a picture.
     
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  13. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Pipis Cooked on Corrugated Iron Top Contributor

    Very interesting. I assume people who rebuild XS650s will have a skill set to offer on the day of the great rebuild....
     
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  14. nj1639

    nj1639 Paleo-simplistic Top Contributor

    Vice, eh?
    I'll preface with if Vice was delivered to my home in paper form I'd use it to wipe me arse, however regarding this article "a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while". The last sentence sums it up, "She told me that perhaps the most important implication of her research is that it’s not too late to create a truly sustainable civilization that works for all." The question is how to get there. Top down mandates by a totalitarian government or bottom-up changes by individuals? "Keeping up with the Jonses" is inherently human and would work a treat if the Jonses are into sustainability and that sustainability was the envy of the neighbors eye. "Keeping up with the Jonses" through consumerism has brought us to where we are and I loathe manipulation and social engineering. Regardless, things is gonna change and there ain't nothin' we gonna be able to do about it so break out the popcorn, invite the neighbors and sit back and watch.

    Mine and the wife's families thought we had lost our minds when we sold all our holdings in the Mid Atlantic Megalopolis and moved to the hinterlands 29 years ago with no prospect for work or living quarters for that matter, yet here is where they say they'll come when the shit hits the fan. They'll never come or it will be too late when they try, civilization is too comfortable. Old Scratch has got a handful of bullshit and he's winding up the pitch.......

    Liars speak to the ear. The Spirit speaks to the heart.

    Now for a musical interlude, where's that John Prine video "Spanish Pipedream"........
     
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  15. nj1639

    nj1639 Paleo-simplistic Top Contributor

    Here t'is........ love the comments.
     
  16. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    Read something the other day saying the well-known experiment behind that might be flawed, may have misinterpreted noise...
     
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