Archive | June 1, 2018

THE SPHINX—–SOCIAL MEDIA ABBREVIATIONS

The Editor:  Can you help our loyal readers with abbreviations used on social media sites, LL ?

WTF Cat:  I sure can.  Here are some popular ones.  They change quicker than a politicians support.

https://www.daytranslations.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/general-abbreviations.jpg

TE:  What does WTF mean ?

IGAS Cat:   It means I don’t care.  Did you know that thousands  were killed while texting last year ?

https://www.personalinjurysandiego.org/topics/facts-about-texting-driving/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/02/28/pedestrian-fatalities/376802002/

Many car makers don’t even care if your car continues to run after you park it and go to bed.  The carbon monoxide kills you and your family.  You would be better off moving your grill inside, you would at least get a last meal.  I’m surprised The NY Times didn’t blame this on Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/business/deadly-convenience-keyless-cars-and-their-carbon-monoxide-toll.html

You might be better off living in a cave.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/world/asia/zhong-cave-dwellers.html

If you look at 1:32 of the video, Alley has a hot partner.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mars Approach
Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach

Explanation: Since the distance from Earth to Mars changes drastically as the planets orbit the Sun, Mars’ appearance changes dramaticaly. Mars is bright now, and it’s getting closer and brighter still as it orbits toward its 2018 opposition and closest approach to Earth in late July. This sequence of sharp telescopic images records the Red Planet’s steady increase in apparent size for the months of January (top left) through April. During that time its distance from Earth went from 284 million kilometers in January to 129 million kilometers in April, and so its apparent size more than doubled. At closest approach Mars will be about 58 million kilometers distant, more than doubling in apparent size compared to the disk at the lower right. By then it will rival the brightness of Jupiter in planet Earth’s night sky, but don’t believe the claims of the inevitable internet hoax.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend