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Friday, Apr 10 2015
 
 

Scenery Cheat Sheet





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Monday, Oct 20 2014
 
 

New Lightsaber



A long time in the future, in a galaxy far, far, away, astronomers in the year 2008 sight an unusual gamma-ray burst originating from somewhere far across the universe.



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Tuesday, Oct 14 2014
 
 

Weight Watchers: Tuesday Tips!


Todays Tip: When you assume...

We all know the phrase, and when it comes to assuming you know the points of something, therefore you don't track it, it is only yourself for whom will become the donkeys rear end! If you are eating something that doesn't have the points listed on the product, nor have you previously looked up the points for that product, then do not assume that you know what the points will be based a cursory look at the nutrition facts, or much less based solely off the calories!  Don't be lazy, get that calculator out and figure out how many points that thing is. You may even be pleasantly surprised! You will save yourself a lot of heartache at the end of the day by doing so!

Happy Tracking!



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Monday, Feb 3 2014
 
 

XKCD: Cold




The comic reacts to a simplified view of global warming by amateurs, including media, who fail to understand the difference between climate and weather. Short, random weather fluctuations like the Polar vortex are taken as examples or counter-examples of climate change and global warming. If you want real evidence for or against global warming, you need to look at global (not local) and long-term (not short-term) temperature trends.

0 °F (Fahrenheit) is -17.8 °C (Celsius), which is brutally cold. The city of St. Louis is roughly at the same latitude as Lisbon (Portugal) and Beijing (China). But at Lisbon those low temperatures never do happen because of the proximity to the ocean that acts as a temperature damper. Gulf Stream is sometimes brought into this explanation but the similar damping effect exists at the other oceanside locations far from any warm currents. St. Louis is located in the continental climate with much higher temperature differences between the summer and winter. Another special feature of the North American climate is that the direction of the mountain chains tends to channel the cold air from the Arctic regions to the middle of the continent.

One dispute on global warming is whether humans are the main factor in this change. Alternatively it may be natural change, as happened in the past. The vast majority of scientists agree that the current global warming is anthropogenic (i.e. man-made).

The title text suggests that gathering data about global warming is time-consuming and is the kind of stuff only a real nerd would do. Most people would rather hang out with friends, or at least spend their time with some more fun nerd activity.




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Friday, Jan 24 2014
 
 

XKCD: Automation





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