Saturday, December 9, 2023

I was listening to a Great Horned Owl tonight hoot:

It was distracting my dog when I took her outside into the back yard the last time tonight. I looked up into the sky and also saw The Orion configuration but I think the Big Dipper was the other side of my house so I couldn't see that too. So, I brought my wife out to see the Orion Stars and to look at Orion's belt too.

So, when I came in I wanted to see the Range of the Great Horned Owl and was very surprised it is not only over most of north America but also in a lot of South America too!

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Great horned owls have a wingspan of approximately 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) and weigh just three pounds (1.4 kilograms). The great horned owl is found throughout the continental United States, as well as in Alaska. Its geographic range extends south into Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Great Horned Owl - American Bird Conservancy
Great Horned Owl - Species Range Map
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus - NatureWorks


Solutions discussed for Gaza's future range from workarounds to the catastrophic

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Solutions discussed for Gaza's future range from workarounds to the catastrophic


If you like ROM COMS "Two Night STand" (2014) starring MIles Teller who was in the 2nd Top Gun as Goose's son

I watched this movie when I couldn't sleep last night until around 2 am to fill the void so to speak and found it both satisfying and lovely. The Character Miles Teller (even though I didn't like living in a city at his age) reminded me so much of myself in what he said, even though I had likely had many more girlfriends between 1963 and 1973 from ages 15 to 25 than he did because of the era I grew up in. But, what he says to this girl reminds me a lot of what I used to say to girls then and like him I thought being alone was pretty stupid unless you had no other choice so I almost always had a girlfriend between 15 and 25 when I first got married and had a son. So, enjoy this very satisfying Rom Com (if you like Rom Coms at all). It helped me a lot last night. Then I had my wife watch it and she loved it too tonight!

A snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand as the blizzard goes through the night.
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First successful Wright brothers Flight was December 17th 1903

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Wright Flyer/First flight
December 17, 1903
After several unsuccessful attempts, on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright completed the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft known as the Wright Flyer. The flight lasted just 12 seconds, traveled 120 feet, and reached a top speed of 6.8 miles per hour.Dec 17, 2018


The First use of an Airplane in War:

was in 1911 during the Turco-Italian War, when an Italian pilot flew a reconnaisance mission over enemy positions near Libya. 

PBS NEWSHOUR December 8th 2023

All technological revolutions including the 3rd one we are in both help mankind and kill some people at the same time

Note: this note written December 9th 2023: Basically, all technological and industrial revolutions both help and hurt mankind in various ways. This also includes the 3rd industrial revolution we are presently in the middle of because we are switching to electricity and using solar and natural gas a lot instead of Gasoline, Diesel and Coal.

But, it's important to realize things like: Electrical vehicles have 79% more problems (at least for now) than gasoline and Diesel Vehicles do. Why? 

Because the technology is new and there are always unforeseen problems with any new technology. For example, when they added lead to gasoline it caused many many deaths and mental incapacitation and other health problems especially in children deep in cities next to large highways with traffic lights until they got rid of lead out of gasoline in  February of 1975. For example, the main reason I won't own an electric car or hybrid is that fact that they have 79% more problems mechanically and otherwise than gas or diesel cars or trucks. But, the other problem is Electrical radiation from the generators in Hybrids and the electric motors in all electric vehicles. So, what is this electrical radiation doing to the genetics and general well being of the children riding in these vehicles?

I cannot sufficiently answer this even though I have a cousin who owns the Tesla S and a Lexus Hybrid and loves them both and says he is old so even the electrical radiation likely won't affect him and his wife because they are so old already which might also be true.

However, I personally won't own an electrical vehicle until I have to mostly because of all the above and more. However, I likely would get a hybrid before I would get an all electric vehicle even though my wife thinks I should buy a Rivian Truck and then buy a gasoline generator for out in the woods with one. However, that's awful expensive and I still get 20 mpg with my Toyota Tundra 4 wheel drive truck. And my truck engine usually goes to 300,000 miles or more without being rebuilt. So, as long as your are maintaining something like this why change if you have something that still works good that you are used to and you like a lot?

Why would I get a hybrid first? Because most states outside of California, Oregon and Washington don't have enough charging stations for when you travel. Even my cousin won't travel in his Tesla for this reason and only drives it around Southern California for this reason.

So, charging stations are the best reason not to own an Electric Vehicle (UNLESS) you only use it in California, Oregon and Washington and then Fly everywhere else and rent a car or take a taxi there.

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Here is something I wrote about the 3rd industrial revolution that seems to be popular right now in how many people are visiting this article: 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The main problem with the 3rd industrial revolution?

The main problem I see it toxicity.

For example, if you make things out of plastics and then discard them they don't rust away eventually like cars do and car engines might if they are not aluminum. Because aluminum since there are only limited quantities of it on earth is often recycled over and over again including any aluminum parts on cars and aluminum cans etc.

So, the cancer causing effects of discarding plastic in the environment of both plastics as well as the toxicity of the new types of batteries used in priuses and teslas when replaced they could leach down into the water tables and poison them.

So, the poisoning of local waters and soils might be the biggest problem I foresee presently from the 3rd Industrial revolution.

Also, I don't see the 3rd industrial revolution as similar to the other two because they don't lend themselves to mass production facilities (YET). They lend themselves to infinite customization of literally everything built from planes to boats to robots built at home to anything literally that you can think of including 3d printed food for fun and profit.

But, in regard to plastics and batteries both of these things toxify the environment IF they are thrown away and left to leach into soils or oceans or lakes or rivers or aquifers worldwide. Also, in producing many of these materials and finished products they also will tend to pollute the air too and people will die of this.

So, for convenience and customization you are sacrificing the environment that you live in and giving more and more people cancer from toxic substances.

However, every other industrial revolution caused other problems to the health of the masses as well as this one does.


My wife and I were discussing what we learned from "Leave the world Behind"(2023) Netflix

First of all, the Obamas helped produce this film themselves which likely means that they wanted Americans (and the rest of the world) to recognize the problems created by this scenario.

Is this a valid Scenario depicted in the movie? Possibly.

In other words parts of what happened then I have already experienced in power outages where all cellular phone service ended for almost a week and if you didn't have a generator you were shit out of luck and where our heater (central heating) stopped working without power from a power company.

So, basically the only communication we had left with the outside world was NOT through any cell phone, any texting, any computer Internet stuff. Nothing. So, if there had been an emergency it's true we still have two land lines for emergency and other stuff.

So, could the scenario happen in the movie in actuality. It's a distinct possibility. However, having made this movie it also mobilizes people around the world to help prevent these kinds of scenarios too.

However, one thing my wife and I agreed upon especially after losing all cell service including Internet for about a week last winter along with the house going down inside to 58 degrees Fahrenheit just after my wife had a hip replacement and was recovering. I tried to get her to go to a hotel for warmth and she said she wouldn't because of potential infection which can be a problem with hip or knee surgery when they open you up with their incisions after the operation.

So, what we just agreed upon today is that it would be very helpful to have a pair of those multi-channel walkie talkies like Motorola and other companies make if and when we have another week without cell phones or Internet. However, strangely enough most of the time we still had cable TV also. And as long as you have a Gasoline or diesel power generator you aren't going to lose 1000 dollars of more in your freezers of food you might have in stock. So, another helpful thing is to have on hand non-perishables like rice and beans and pasta to make when there is no electricity for your refrigerator (unless you have a working Electrical Generator too. I recommend at this point a Yamaha 2200 which though it is expensive for a small generator it is also reliable. (even though after getting it serviced at a local motorcycle shop where they sell them they told me I needed to keep starting it at least once every 2 weeks. So, don't expect your generator to just start up without servicing after not running it for 6 months or a year or two.

The other thing that rang true about the movie was all the Teslas smashing into each other with no one inside. This theoretically could be done with some Teslas and other cars that are totally electric the way they are set up and possibly could block major freeways and roadways trapping people either in the city or the out in the country or wherever they were at the time.

However, this is a very important movie for people to watch because theoretically at least most of this could actually happen almost any day now.

And where would you be if it did?