Archive | May 12, 2018

THE SPHINX—MORE NEWS

_______________________________________________________________________________________ Georgia produces more feature films than Hollywood.

https://www.11alive.com/article/money/georgia-tops-list-for-producing-most-feature-films-in-the-world/442719270

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The Editor:   Is the government getting smarter, LL ?

Not Really Cat:   They are still protecting their own interests, but some things are looking up.  Americans might be coming home from war criminal Bush’s war.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/04/30/US-command-in-Iraq-shuts-down-ground-operations/2621525105487/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=9

Amazon employees still have it rough.

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/05/04/report-amazon-employees-urinated-in-trash-cans-for-fear-of-being-scolded-over-bathroom-break/

Maybe the Americans can come home from SOKO,   sixty ( 60 ) years is long enough for the SOKO’s to develop a plan to survive without us.  The real reason is our Pentagon doesn’t want to lose power/influence, just like the troops in Germany.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/world/asia/trump-troops-south-korea.html

https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/04/30/pentagon-to-beat-uber-tesla-in-race-over-self-driving-vehicles

They might even stop buying parts for our armed forces from China.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8876656/US-weapons-full-of-fake-Chinese-parts.html

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/05/02/US-bans-Huawei-ZTE-smartphones-from-military-bases-worldwide/2011525281485/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=3

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Plurality of Singularities at the Galactic Center
Image Credit: NASA/CXC / Columbia Univ./ C. Hailey et al.

Explanation: A recent informal poll found that astronomers don’t yet have a good collective noun for a group of black holes, but they need one. The red circles in this Chandra Observatory X-ray image identify a group of a dozen black holes that are members of binary star systems. With 5 to 30 times the mass of the Sun, the black hole binaries are swarming within about 3 light-years of the center of our galaxy where the supermassive black hole identified as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) resides. Yellow circles indicate X-ray sources that are likely less massive neutron stars or white dwarf stars in binary star systems. Alone, black holes would be invisible, but as part of a binary star system they accrete material from their normal companion star and generate X-rays. At the distance of the galactic center Chandra can detect only the brighter of these black hole binary systems as point-like sources of X-rays, hinting that many fainter X-ray emitting black hole binaries should exist there, as yet undetected.

Tomorrow’s picture: volcano with lightning