NASA’s X-59 QueSST Airplane Takes Shape at Lockheed Skunkworks. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/nasa-s-x-59-quesst-airplane-takes-shape-at-lockheed-skunkworks
"NASA’s X-59 QueSST (short for Quiet SuperSonic Technology) is an experimental piloted aircraft designed to fly faster than sound without producing the annoying – if not alarming – sonic booms of previous supersonic aircraft."
Bonehead Blues (take 1) #MyMusic
Trying out the new audio feature of Mastodon. This is an old recording of mine where I was playing around with a new set up. Just kind of jamming on a warmup I liked to do at the time, which I have since expanded on.
So there I am reading an article about archeology on megastructures in eastern Europe, as you do, and I come across the quote in the attached picture. https://www.livescience.com/mysterious-megastructures-tripolye-culture.html
This is supposition on the part of the scientists, of course, but I find it incredibly interesting. Instructive, in fact, when we look at the political struggles going on in our Democracies today.
And I am asking: does the human tendency towards centralization of power carry the seeds of its own destruction?
The National #Weather Service is predicting early snow here in the Cascades this weekend. However, they are saying it will happen above 4000 feet, so not a concern for me.
The Moderate Middle Is A Myth. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-moderate-middle-is-a-myth/
Statistics show 'undecided' and 'independent' voters are ideologically all over the map; not 'moderates'. There are moderates, but they aren't necessarily either undecided or independent.
"The takeaway is simple: As they must with independents, any pundit who talks about 'moderates' as a key voting bloc begs that second follow-up question: Which moderates?"
This morning I made some progress on a programming project. This afternoon I built a PoC of a covered firewood rack module.
Since this was the first one it took all afternoon because I was figuring things out as I went. There's still a few tweaks I want to make to the design, but this looks like it will work.
Next I'll set it up and load it with firewood. If it seems sturdy enough I'll build three more modules and hook them together.
Another #Anime brand-bend: Star Bacchus Coffee.
"A Grande hazelnut vanilla almond caramel extra whip caramel sauce rhumba chip chocolate cream Foamaccino with an extra shot."
Mx Burger. (More weird brand-bending from #Anime.)
Note the clown's Asian features and the bat-makeup for the mouth.
Cellphone, so not a great picture, but here is eleven eagles circling in the same thermal. #CountryLiving
Just seated for the #Dublin2019 closing ceremony. The convention is basically a wrap; nothing left but the Dead Dog party!
Whenever you are past the edge, out in the wind, look for me.
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