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Old 01-26-2019, 03:27 PM   #4671 (permalink)
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Hottest day on record for Adelaide

Adelaide,Australia set a heat record for the hottest day since record-keeping began 130-years ago.
28-suburbs and towns surpassed historic maximums.
This morning on DW Television,Berlin,a German minister to the UN mentioned a Europe-wide drought in 2018.Never mentioned in US broadcast news.
In the Northern hemisphere,the polar jet is drunk again (too many hot-totties) and stumbling around spreading - 37 F chill factors just for giggles.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:37 PM   #4672 (permalink)
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Harassing the economists

'If Earth's climate dynamics are an unknown quantity,and remain unknown to those who actively seek to know them,as commonly purported,then these same secrets are certainly unknown to any economist,and it would be patently absurd to attribute any legitimacy,degree of accuracy,or judgemental supremacy to the products of any economics model which presumes even the most remote association with climate dynamics.' William of Ockham-II
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Digging with A-bombs

We've essentially been using atom bombs to dig holes for the last 200-years and now Earth is enshrouded in an invisible cloud of radioactive fallout.
And while Congress argues whether the cloud's sweet, or sour,the radiation detectors wail,we continue to dig,and lobbyists for the bomb-makers try to silence the sirens.
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With pleasure.
Wants as opposed to needs, and bad choices implicitly means buying what you want while falling short on what you, your family, pets, etc. need.

Once all you need is sorted, there should not be restrictions on whatever you do with the rest of your money, as long as it does not harm others.
I know. I know. I was using a weak point to mock poke good-natured fun at aerohead. He's now up to, by my count, 17 posts in 2hrs and 37min.

I'm starting to worry:
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We've essentially been using atom bombs to dig holes for the last 200-years and now ...
aerohead: jk = joke, just kidding
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:34 PM   #4675 (permalink)
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I know. I know. I was using a weak point to mock poke good-natured fun at aerohead. He's now up to, by my count, 17 posts in 2hrs and 37min.

I'm starting to worry:


aerohead: jk = joke, just kidding
It's a pitiful exploration of metaphor.
As to 'counts',the guys cover so much ground between Wednesday and Saturday,I'm like a one-man, Chinese-fire-drill on the computer, trying to keep up before the clock runs out.
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I went back through the workbook which accompanied the DVD astronomy course.
At end of life,massive stars become gravitationally unstable,experience a core collapse,blow away their outer plasma layers in an enormous release of energy.
Core remnants will be either a neutron star or black hole.
All pulsars are formed this way.
These events are irreversible.
Repeating 'nova' from the same source are impossible.
I hadn't heard of this phenomenon either, so I looked it up. Here's a write-up from Swinburne University of Technology:

"Recurrent novae are thought to arise in the same way as classical novae, through a white dwarf in a close binary system accreting a surface layer of hydrogen from a main sequence companion. Once the temperature at the bottom of this hydrogen layer reaches about 10 million Kelvin, a runaway thermonuclear reaction takes place which ejects the unburnt hydrogen into a rapidly-expanding shell around the white dwarf. This is the nova outburst.

While classical novae have only been seen in outburst once, recurrent novae have undergone at least two outbursts over the past century (since astronomers started taking notice!). The time interval between outbursts varies from 10 to 100 years, and astronomers propose that classical novae will be seen as recurrent novae given enough time.

The 8 recurrent novae astronomers know about tend to be slightly brighter than classical novae in their quiescent state. In outburst, they have the same brightness or are slightly fainter than classical novae, with the brightest maxima occuring for those novae with the shortest time interval between outbursts."

Note: none of this has anything to do with our Sun.
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I know. I know. I was using a weak point to mock poke good-natured fun at aerohead. He's now up to, by my count, 17 posts in 2hrs and 37min.

I'm starting to worry:
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We've essentially been using atom bombs to dig holes for the last 200-years and now ...
aerohead: jk = joke, just kidding
All good.

I'm worried too. I have only dug holes with atom bombs some 135 years ago and haven't since. So don't include me with 'we' ...
And Aerohead is posting like a recurring mini nova, no less!

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I hadn't heard of this phenomenon either, so I looked it up. Here's a write-up from Swinburne University of Technology:

"Recurrent novae are thought to arise in the same way as classical novae, through a white dwarf in a close binary system accreting a surface layer of hydrogen from a main sequence companion. Once the temperature at the bottom of this hydrogen layer reaches about 10 million Kelvin, a runaway thermonuclear reaction takes place which ejects the unburnt hydrogen into a rapidly-expanding shell around the white dwarf. This is the nova outburst.

While classical novae have only been seen in outburst once, recurrent novae have undergone at least two outbursts over the past century (since astronomers started taking notice!). The time interval between outbursts varies from 10 to 100 years, and astronomers propose that classical novae will be seen as recurrent novae given enough time.

The 8 recurrent novae astronomers know about tend to be slightly brighter than classical novae in their quiescent state. In outburst, they have the same brightness or are slightly fainter than classical novae, with the brightest maxima occuring for those novae with the shortest time interval between outbursts."

Note: none of this has anything to do with our Sun.
That makes perfect sense. Once the core of a small star has gotten dense enough to trigger a nova, what remains of it (the white dwarf star) is heavy and cold enough to trigger another nova if it gets fed enough hydrogen to build up critical pressure.

But no star can do this on its own, nor would it be 'mini' in any way; if a planet were close enough to be life supporting in the normal stage, its atmosphere and probably the upper few miles of its surface would be completely blown away during the nova, if the planet were not consumed by the nova expansion.
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Adelaide,Australia set a heat record for the hottest day since record-keeping began 130-years ago.
28-suburbs and towns surpassed historic maximums.
This morning on DW Television,Berlin,a German minister to the UN mentioned a Europe-wide drought in 2018.Never mentioned in US broadcast news.
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If you have a brass monkey,don't leave the little ------- out tonight.
No word on the 120 year and all time lows and snows up north?
Nope bias here.
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A new poll says that 68% of America are unwilling to pay $10 a month to fight climate change.
57% of Americans would pay $1.
I would pay a dollar, if I didn't already dive an electric car and burn renewable, waste fire wood for most of my home heating.
Oh and all that money I spent planting trees on my land.
Then also I plan on paying cash for a 2017 hyundai sonata plug in hybrid lease turn in later this year.
I'm going to need that dollar.

https://www.newsweek.com/majority-am...change-1304048

Just a little FYI I tried Google searing for this article almost by name and Google couldn't find it.
Bing found them all no problem.
Google gave me some ridiculously biased articles saying how most Americans want to give money to the government to fight climate change.
HA!
Repeat a lie until it comes true much?
According to CNBC 49% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck so they simply can't afford to puff the global warming crack pipe.

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