So, there I was researching the size of a #hydroponics facility required for life support of one person (like you do) and in this NASA #space #habitat paper I read it requires SEVENTEEN trees per person to process our carbon dioxide. https://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Contest/Results/96/winner/seis.html
And, you know, I think maybe we need to plant more trees. I've already got a bit more than an acre of them here, but I think I need to up my game.
So, if you want me to plant 17 trees for you, DM me and I'll tell you where to ship them.
Sorry, but the Heat Death of the universe is actually the nice option. https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/sorry-but-the-heat-death-of-the-universe-is-actually-the-nice-option
[quote]… if [the] cosmological constant were strong enough to make the whole theoretical story fit together, it would do more than slowly isolate galaxies over time. It would violently rip apart all structure in the universe.[/quote]
I'm left suddenly thinking about the Robert Frost poem, 'Fire and Ice'.
Politics, DHS Purge
Trump Just Purged DHS Because Its Leaders Weren’t Breaking the Law Enough. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/dhs-nielsen-cissna-trump-family-separations.html
If this doesn't leave you both angry and fearful, I don't want to know you.
Indigenous groups in #Ecuador convene to talk resistance in the Amazon https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/indigenous-groups-in-ecuador-convene-to-talk-resistance-in-the-amazon/
[quote]“Our objective is to unite in defense of our territory,” Edison Gualinga, president of the Shiwiar Nation … Gualinga added that they are stronger fighting together. “We don’t want to lose our culture, we don’t want to lose our customs, we don’t want the rivers to be contaminated, or that the spirits that exist in the earth and in the water, we don’t want them to be destroyed.”[/quote]
Yesterday I did basically nothing all day; I needed some downtime really badly, so I just watched #anime and ate junk food and played guitar and thought about things while it poured rain outside.
Today I have a whole range of chores to do and a memorial gathering in Seattle to attend. I wish I could just do yesterday again.
"HermiTux is a unikernel: a minimal operating system with low memory/disk footprint and sub-second boot time, executing an application within a single address space on top of an hypervisor. Moreover, HermiTux is binary-compatible with Linux: it can run native Linux executables."
See the wild, customized creations of Indonesia’s ‘rebel riders’. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/04/see-wild-creations-indonesia-vespa-rebel-riders/
These custom scooters are WAY cool. Radical custom as an #art form!
The New York Times obituary of Vonda N. McIntyre. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/obituaries/vonda-n-mcintyre-dead.html
"When Ms. McIntyre herself received a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in early February, she felt driven to finish her final novel … On March 21, Ms. Hawkins provided an emphatic update. 'Vonda has finished _Curve of the World_!' she wrote. Ms. McIntyre died 11 days later."
Note to people selling stuff on Craigslist: when you say 'text only' or 'phone calls only' or 'must include phone number in email' you are (a) saying exactly the same thing as scammers who post fake ads to harvest phone numbers and (b) making it unlikely I'll respond because email is my preferred medium until I know you aren't a scammer.
Craigslist does an excellent job of preserving anonymity in email responses. There's a reason for that.
Alma Alexander's obituary of Vonda N. McIntyre. https://www.almaalexander.org/vonda-in-memory-and-dream/
"Back in Auckland in 1995 you were an unknown to me. But I discovered you, then. And I kept on discovering you. And the unknown writer became a vibrant, kind, smart, passionate person – one whom I have been proud and happy to know."
Politics, Mueller Report, Subpeonas
The obvious corollary is: if the White House fights tooth and nail against a full release of the Mueller Report then they are playing into the Democrat's hands.
This is all unfounded speculation, of course, and it isn't like I have a great track record of reading political tea leaves. But, if the Mueller Report isn't really all that damaging, why shouldn't Trump rip off the bandage and release it? Get the pain over quickly and then do his distraction thing?
Politics, Mueller Report, Subpeonas
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to authorize a subpoena demanding the full, unredacted report but has not yet issued one.
It occurs to me that, if the Mueller Report really is damaging to Trump, the Democrats might be thinking the best way to get the most out of it is to slow-walk the reveal as much as possible. Keep it in the news–with a slow trickle of revelations–and overpower Trump's attempts to distract.
Of course, most of us want to know NOW.
omg a fully programmable USB hub? I'm so ready for this 😻 https://www.crowdsupply.com/capable-robot-components/programmable-usb-hub
Politics, Mueller Report
Some on Mueller’s Team Say Report Was More Damaging Than Barr Revealed. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/us/politics/william-barr-mueller-report.html
"Some of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more troubling for President Trump than Mr. Barr indicated, according to government officials and others familiar with their simmering frustrations."
KDevelop supports CMake. https://www.kdevelop.org/
Anyone use KDevelop on a Mac? Any other suggestions for C IDEs?
(Pls boost if you have programmer followers.)
Whenever you are past the edge, out in the wind, look for me.
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