Archive | August 7, 2017

THE SPHINX—-IF YOU HAVE IT, SOMEONE ELSE WANTS IT

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If you have business in New Orleans, check the local weather.

http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/08/saturdays_10-inch_rain_outstri.html

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The Editor:   Does that apply to everything, LL ?

For Sure Cat:  Absolutely,  if anything has value someone will steal it, and/or possibly kill you to get it.  Here is a misguided fool.  Not only did he have thousands of dollars worth of Bar-B-Que he also left the cooker and trailer.  This guy has never seen Congress at work.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/08/01/police-hunt-thieves-who-stole-1-700-pound-barbecue-popular-restaurant-while-cooking-brisket/528186001/

Next time he should invest in a Wolf-Bot to protect his property.

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/wolf-bot-created-to-guard-farms-in-japan/

Speaking of robots, the future is already here in some places.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4754078/China-s-largest-smart-warehouse-manned-60-robots.html

These jokers didn’t read my article about a little bit.   They are mentally confused to mistake this junk for water.  I guess they also keep antifreeze in the refrigerator.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-doctors-warn-trend-of-drinking-hydrogen-peroxide-can-be-deadly/437873213/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512: The Inner Ring
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope

Explanation: Most galaxies don’t have any rings — why does this galaxy have two? To begin, the bright band near NGC 1512‘s center is a nuclear ring, a ring that surrounds the galaxy center and glows brightly with recently formed stars. Most stars and accompanying gas and dust, however, orbit the galactic center in a ring much further out — here seen near the image edge. This ring is called, counter-intuitively, the inner ring. If you look closely, you will see this the inner ring connects ends of a diffuse central bar that runs horizontally across the galaxy. These ring structures are thought to be caused by NGC 1512‘s own asymmetries in a drawn-out process called secular evolution. The gravity of these galaxy asymmetries, including the bar of stars, cause gas and dust to fall from the inner ring to the nuclear ring, enhancing this ring’s rate of star formation. Some spiral galaxies also have a third ring — an outer ring that circles the galaxy even further out.

Tomorrow’s picture: waves of Saturn