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Monthly Archives: June 2011
links for 2011-06-15
file under: shoulda thought of it myself
links for 2011-06-13
I don't usually pay much attention to remote sensing, but this paragraph impresses me as highly significant: "The most important factor governing the dynamics of any fluid is the equation of state that relates its composition to its density. That ultimately determines the pressure gradients and hence the velocity and circulation. In the atmosphere, the important constituents are temperature and water vapour, while in the ocean it is temperature and salinity. Making seawater warmer or making it fresher (by adding rain or river water) both decrease the density and make the water more buoyant. Similarly, cooling and evaporation both make seawater more dense."
links for 2011-06-09
retro or what… but still gotta wrangle sodium thiosulfate, it seems
links for 2011-06-07
Juan Cole nails it: "Americans live in a late capitalist society where the rich have gotten many times richer and the middle class has gotten poorer, where Wall Street bankers have stolen us blind and blamed us for living above our means, where persistent unemployment is worse than in the Great Depression, where most politicians and some judges have been bought by corporations or special interests, where authorities actively conspire to keep people from voting, where the government spies on citizens assiduously without warrant or probable cause, and where the minds of the sheep are kept off their fleecing by substituting celebrity gossip, sex scandals, and half-disguised bigotry for genuine news…"
what can one possibly say?
links for 2011-06-04
"…To the extent of having an individual style, any artist is sphexish, trapped within invisible, intangible, but inescapable boundaries of mental space." (Metamagical Themas, by Douglas Hofstadter, 1985)