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Gord Wait

Gord Wait 

Musician, Technology, Electronics Engineering, Restaurateur(!), Internet geek, Travel..

Occupation: Electronics and FPGA Design, Restaurateur

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2017-02-02 04:15:15 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Dear God don't let Trump watch the South Park movie..



Most reshares: 3

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2017-01-23 16:04:12 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Heh!

Most plusones: 14

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2017-04-15 05:22:35 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha <deep breath> Hahahahahahahahahaha

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2017-05-15 06:08:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Simpler times.

Jim Henson with Bert, c. 1971___Simpler times.

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2017-05-13 16:02:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Inconceivable!

Inconceivable!___

2017-05-13 05:01:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Trump's Razor..

TIL: Trump's Razor: When it comes to Trump, if you imagine the stupidest possible scenario that can be reconciled with all available facts, it will usually be the right explanation.

https://mobile.twitter.com/scalzi/status/754339928864153600___Trump's Razor..

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2017-05-07 19:13:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

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2017-05-07 19:07:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Raising a Little Hell at the Bennett, March 2017!

Raising a Little Hell at the Bennett, March 2017!___

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2017-05-04 16:09:41 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Every time some one posts it, another Ewok dies..



Every time some one posts it, another Ewok dies..

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2017-05-04 16:03:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Fun with macro lens flare this morning..

Fun with macro lens flare this morning..___

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2017-05-04 02:04:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

This news went out earlier today, but the "tech media" is just getting started...

Google has FIXED the massive Google Docs phishing attack___This news went out earlier today, but the "tech media" is just getting started...

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2017-04-15 05:22:35 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Subtle?

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha <deep breath> Hahahahahahahahahaha___Subtle?

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2017-04-10 23:07:11 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Heh!

___Heh!

2017-04-09 19:14:17 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

And the calling the enemy before launching an ineffective bombing mission thing..

From a FB friend:
Trump is probably right.
We've fallen for a hoax and should be looking for the real killers.
I don’t know – it’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia…
except for the Flynn thing
and the Manafort thing
and the Tillerson thing
and the Sessions thing
and the Kushner thing
and the Carter Page thing
and the Roger Stone thing
and the Felix Sater thing
and the Boris Ephsteyn thing
and the Rosneft thing
and the Gazprom thing
and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
and the Azerbajain thing
and the “I love Putin” thing
and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing
and the Sergey Kislyak thing
and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing
and the Russian Business Interests thing
and the Emoluments Clause thing
and the Alex Schnaider thing
and the hack of the DNC thing
and the Guccifer 2.0 thing
and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing
and the Russians mysteriously dying thing
and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email
and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing
and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
and the Cyprus bank thing
and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing
and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing
and the election hacking thing
and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
and the Steele Dossier thing
and the Leninist Bannon thing
and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
and Trump’s reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing
and Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing
so there’s probably nothing there
since the swamp has been drained, these people would never lie
probably why Nunes cancels the investigation meetings
all of this must be normal
just a bunch of separate dots with no connection.___And the calling the enemy before launching an ineffective bombing mission thing..

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2017-04-05 16:37:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

110 Years Expansion Of Crab Nebula

I'm not very present here, these days, because I'm putting effort into some working projects.

However, I wish to share this breathtaking "110 Years Expansion Of Crab Nebula", taken by Peter Rosén on March 29, 2017 @ Centra Stockholm, Sweden.

Read some details that author gives us about his work:
"The Crab Nebula, or M1, is the expanding remains of a supernova that exploded in the year 1054.
I have assembled 5 images that span at least 110 years, possibly more. I have then adjusted the luminosity and contrast so that the images would match as closely as possible and I have used the Hubble image for the color component of all 5 images in the animation.
It is interesting to note the bright star up to the right that has moved by quite a distance. Its proper motion is about 0.25 arc... more »

110 Years Expansion Of Crab Nebula

I'm not very present here, these days, because I'm putting effort into some working projects.

However, I wish to share this breathtaking "110 Years Expansion Of Crab Nebula", taken by Peter Rosén on March 29, 2017 @ Centra Stockholm, Sweden.

Read some details that author gives us about his work:
"The Crab Nebula, or M1, is the expanding remains of a supernova that exploded in the year 1054.
I have assembled 5 images that span at least 110 years, possibly more. I have then adjusted the luminosity and contrast so that the images would match as closely as possible and I have used the Hubble image for the color component of all 5 images in the animation.
It is interesting to note the bright star up to the right that has moved by quite a distance. Its proper motion is about 0.25 arc seconds/year."

Learn more about the previously mentioned 5 images>>
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=134317

Further reading

► Look for the Crab Nebula>>
http://earthsky.org/clusters-nebulae-galaxies/crab-nebula-was-an-exploding-star


#Universe, #CrabNebula, #SupernovaRemnant, #M1, #Animation
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2017-04-03 15:27:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

The origins of CRISPR..
Bacteria keep copies of viral DNA to identify them when they attack.. 

The origins of CRISPR..
Bacteria keep copies of viral DNA to identify them when they attack.. ___

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2017-04-02 21:46:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

It works in Canada too, although the IFTTT method seems slightly more user friendly (but more work to set up)

IFTTT:
http://www.androidcentral.com/google-home-setting-ifttt-assistant

I left both enabled.

With this new Logitech official link:

"Hey Google, ask Harmony to turn on my TV."

With the IFTTT link:

"Hey Google, turn on my tv."

Seems like Google needs to enable customizable "shortcuts" so one could skip the "ask Harmony to" part for the "official" Logitech (or other) Home Assistant links..


It works in Canada too, although the IFTTT method seems slightly more user friendly (but more work to set up)

IFTTT:
http://www.androidcentral.com/google-home-setting-ifttt-assistant

I left both enabled.

With this new Logitech official link:

"Hey Google, ask Harmony to turn on my TV."

With the IFTTT link:

"Hey Google, turn on my tv."

Seems like Google needs to enable customizable "shortcuts" so one could skip the "ask Harmony to" part for the "official" Logitech (or other) Home Assistant links..
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2017-04-02 21:00:44 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Whoa!

via Tom Ogaranko on FB

___Whoa!

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2017-04-02 17:38:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

👍🏻

Photography 101___👍🏻

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2017-04-01 19:36:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Come on down to White Rock!

It may be raining but Carmen is serving mimosas on our heated patio 🥂  Join us for #marinedriveday #thedriveisalive all day specials including all day happy hour ! #jansonthebeach #whiterockbeach___Come on down to White Rock!

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2017-04-01 19:33:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

;)

Ah, 1st April: The only day of the year the people critically evaluate things they find on the Internet before accepting them as true.___;)

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2017-03-30 07:13:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

If they've done nothing wrong there's nothing to worry about.. or something..

http://resistancereport.com/news/cards-humanity-creator-just-pledged-buy-publish-congresss-browser-history/

If they've done nothing wrong there's nothing to worry about.. or something..

http://resistancereport.com/news/cards-humanity-creator-just-pledged-buy-publish-congresss-browser-history/___

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2017-03-30 07:00:07 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Yup.. ;)

On the nose...___Yup.. ;)

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2017-03-22 07:04:26 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

The background story..

A 17-year-old is the target of legal attention by President Donald Trump’s general counsel over a site where kitten paws bat around images of President Trump’s face. The site’s creator, named only as Lucy, initially made the site as a way to practice her coding skills. But after a few weeks, the site received a cease and desist letter from President Trump’s general counsel in New York.

"I was going to just let this go, but I think it’s, pardon my French, [f--] outrageous that the president of the United States has his team scouring the internet for sites like mine to send out cease and desists and legal action claims if we don’t shut down. Meanwhile, he tweets about The Apprentice ratings and sends out power-drunk tweets about phone tapping. HOW ABOUT BEING THE PRESIDENT?”___The background story..

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2017-03-22 06:57:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Apparently Trump has never heard of the Streisand effect.

Don't share this website:



Apparently Trump has never heard of the Streisand effect.

Don't share this website:

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2017-03-17 23:58:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Coffee berries on Mount Haleakala..

Coffee berries on Mount Haleakala..___

2017-03-16 07:09:10 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Fascinating. No direct way to share a google photo on G+ on my iPad.
There is a direct link to share the photo on Facebook..

I had to copy the link in the Google photos app then use the link in the G+ app.

Trying to tell us something Google? Or am I missing something here?

Fascinating. No direct way to share a google photo on G+ on my iPad.
There is a direct link to share the photo on Facebook..

I had to copy the link in the Google photos app then use the link in the G+ app.

Trying to tell us something Google? Or am I missing something here?___

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2017-03-16 07:03:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Sunset on Haleakala..

Sunset on Haleakala..___

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2017-03-04 06:57:20 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Huh?



Huh?

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2017-03-01 19:56:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Word is such an awesome program!
And I mean that in the ancient form of the word awesome.
As in - awful - but only somewhat..


Word is such an awesome program!
And I mean that in the ancient form of the word awesome.
As in - awful - but only somewhat..
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2017-02-26 04:11:26 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

The alt right don't like fake news competition .. poor little snowflakes!

The alt right don't like fake news competition .. poor little snowflakes!___

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2017-02-17 17:28:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Bookmarked for future experimentation..

https://www.twilio.com/blog/2017/02/an-easy-way-to-read-and-write-to-a-google-spreadsheet-in-python.html

Bookmarked for future experimentation..

https://www.twilio.com/blog/2017/02/an-easy-way-to-read-and-write-to-a-google-spreadsheet-in-python.html___

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2017-02-15 03:10:03 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

TPC Post – Circuits Interactive

This time of year one of the most popular Interactives found at our website is DC Circuit Builder. This HTML5 simulation provides a learner with a virtual circuit builder in order to build and explore circuit concepts. DC Circuit Builder can be used to explore simple, series, parallel, and compound circuits. Building a circuit is as easy as dragging batteries, light bulbs, resistors and wires onto the workspace. A learner can even include voltmeters and ammeters in the circuit for a quantitative exploration. Being an HTML5 simulation, it is compatible with tablets such as the iPad, with Chromebooks, and with all mobile devices. Learners can open the simulation and begin exploring quite easily. Or for a more directed experience, a learner or a classroom of learners can use any one or all of the four classroom-ready exercises that has been prepared by The PhysicsC... more »

TPC Post – Circuits Interactive

This time of year one of the most popular Interactives found at our website is DC Circuit Builder. This HTML5 simulation provides a learner with a virtual circuit builder in order to build and explore circuit concepts. DC Circuit Builder can be used to explore simple, series, parallel, and compound circuits. Building a circuit is as easy as dragging batteries, light bulbs, resistors and wires onto the workspace. A learner can even include voltmeters and ammeters in the circuit for a quantitative exploration. Being an HTML5 simulation, it is compatible with tablets such as the iPad, with Chromebooks, and with all mobile devices. Learners can open the simulation and begin exploring quite easily. Or for a more directed experience, a learner or a classroom of learners can use any one or all of the four classroom-ready exercises that has been prepared by The Physics Classroom. Enjoy the DC Circuit Builder at …

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives/Electric-Circuits/Circuit-Builder___

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2017-02-02 04:15:15 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Dear God don't let Trump watch the South Park movie..



Dear God don't let Trump watch the South Park movie..

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2017-01-30 07:07:44 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

This is an EMERGENCY READ

This is an EMERGENCY READ___

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2017-01-28 02:07:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Bold, a little bit edgy but very good at this price http://www.vivino.com/users/gord.w/reviews/61589094

Bold, a little bit edgy but very good at this price http://www.vivino.com/users/gord.w/reviews/61589094___

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2017-01-28 00:05:24 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

No sympathy for the morons who helped put this lunatic in the White House.

As the article points out, Trump starting a trade war with pretty much every country was a main campaign promise.

You reap what you sow..


No sympathy for the morons who helped put this lunatic in the White House.

As the article points out, Trump starting a trade war with pretty much every country was a main campaign promise.

You reap what you sow..
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2017-01-26 02:43:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Block quickly, block often..

Scary New Developments on Social Media
Others have noticed it over on Twitter, and now it is here: A sharp increase in "blue heads" that have no posts, who will only comment on political posts of popular G+ers, only to defend Trump or his policies (never the other way around). Here is what they all have in common:

- No profile picture
- No or very few posts (some have a lot of posts who are all very alt-right)
- Poor orthography and/or punctuation (weird)

They are everywhere, and they are taking over. They are riding on the backs of popular people, and they are trying to spew their "alternative facts" to take advantage of higher follower counts that they obviously not have, in order to bring their message across.

There seems to be a propaganda machine in the works that would make Goebbels envious... But I will not back down. I will keep on posting the things I care about, and I will not get drawn into useless discussions with nameless, faceless people that are sent to disrupt the flow of information and are spreading "alternative facts".

I will delete ANY and EVERY comment I don't agree with, and I will block and report suspicious profiles.

And just in case you still don't understand:

On my page, my profile, my posts, FREEDOM OF SPEECH ONLY APPLIES TO ME. My posts are not a newspaper article or an open platform. They are my opinion, my property. You don't agree with them, just simply uncircle/unfollow/block me. It's easy. You should try it sometime.

___Block quickly, block often..

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2017-01-23 16:43:45 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Oh weird, a well written article on LinkedIn!

Unfortunately I know the type described in the article..
Especially the guy who always chats with the boss about tasks he's not actually involved in..

Oh weird, a well written article on LinkedIn!

Unfortunately I know the type described in the article..
Especially the guy who always chats with the boss about tasks he's not actually involved in..___

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2017-01-23 16:13:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2017-01-23 16:04:12 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Heh!

Heh!___

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2017-01-23 07:01:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

I didn't have this one in my collection..

#alternativefacts___I didn't have this one in my collection..

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2017-01-22 18:34:54 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This seems good. I'd heard of a similar idea in Rio De Janeiro but without the sand..

This seems good. I'd heard of a similar idea in Rio De Janeiro but without the sand..___

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2017-01-19 20:39:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Hear that? That's the sound of a bubble popping..

Oil, you're next.

This is crazy and amazing. China is moving over to renewables as quickly as they can.

http://in.reuters.com/article/china-coal-idINKBN1511A2___Hear that? That's the sound of a bubble popping..

Oil, you're next.

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2017-01-19 20:37:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Transistors so small..
How small are they?

* Only 1 1/2 electron fits in them
* Electrons can tunnel through them even when off..

http://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/carbon-nanotube-transistors-push-up-against-quantum-uncertainty-limits/


Transistors so small..
How small are they?

* Only 1 1/2 electron fits in them
* Electrons can tunnel through them even when off..

http://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/carbon-nanotube-transistors-push-up-against-quantum-uncertainty-limits/
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2017-01-19 05:56:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Winter five years back..

Winter five years back..___

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2017-01-13 05:31:59 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Seriously classy. It's like the whole nation is bracing for the next four years..

That was nice of George W. Bush's daughters to do for Obama's daughters.___Seriously classy. It's like the whole nation is bracing for the next four years..

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2017-01-12 21:55:31 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

This..

In which I blame teachers for things

In light of recent news, and after a brief exchange I had when I shared this picture yesterday, I've been thinking a lot about science and science education. I blame teachers for this mess.

I used to teach science. I even taught Science, which is different than science, after one of my freshman biology students, a Christian and a creationist, asked to learn more about evolution. She didn't actually want to understand the theory, I quickly discovered. What she wanted to understand was how a seemingly educated and intelligent guy like me could be so completely duped by a patently false idea.

So I agreed to show her. But not by teaching evolution. I told her I wasn't going to do that. At all. Not even a little. As it happened, my graduate training was in Biology, but my undergraduate emphasis was on the history and philosophy of science, and I saw that what she really lacked was not FACTS. It was understanding. So I said I would merely teach her how to evaluate scientific reasoning and she could take it from there.

I went online to see what tools were available for students and teachers at the high school level. And there ain't much. Don't get me wrong. There are some. But it's pretty sparse compared to almost anything else. You'll find a great deal more teaching tools for something specific like molecular genetics, for example, than for teaching about Science itself, which is just insane. It does a student no good to learn about operons and their regulation, or the neutral theory, without a firm understanding of what science both is and ISN'T.

I had an epiphany just then. We don't teach Science in this country. At all. We teach its content. We teach science: Avogadro's number and coefficients of friction and chordate anatomy and the pH scale and sine functions. As if memorizing the citric acid cycle somehow teaches you to understand Science and why it's so powerful. Facts and tables can reinforce that understanding, but only if it's already there. If not, nothing you learn in high school or almost any college Gen. Ed. requirement will gift it to you.

Students come burdened with language. They learn passively from society that science is an occupation -- like accounting, or carpentry -- and also a collection of experimental outcomes organized into big tables that have to be memorized to get a job. They learn that a theory -- "Well, that's one theory, I guess" -- is just a hypothesis and a hypothesis is a shot in the dark. Educators spend about five minutes at the start of the semester correcting that and then launch right into the subject material. Is it any surprise then that voting citizens who couldn't come up with three sentences to describe the hydrological cycle will tell you with absolute certainty that human-caused climate change is a hoax?

If that distresses you, I would question how much you're paying attention. Asking students to draw conclusions from a list of facts they're required to memorize but are incompetent to evaluate isn't education. It's indoctrination. Science class is nine months of "Trust me. I'm right."

And so here it's the 21st century and Science denial is all the rage. We all know about the anti-vaxxers and their ilk. But it's not just a problem with the Right. It's not. The debate about GMOs, for example, has become so politicized, it's lost all connection to science and reason. So it is Bill Nye (the science guy) -- one of the country's foremost science educators and a more competent scientist than you or I ever will be -- reversed his opposition to GMOs after careful review, and rather than taking that as evidence of the scientific process, of free an open inquiry, he was pilloried for being a "tool of Monsanto" -- because part of his consideration included taking a tour of their labs to, you know, actually observe for himself what they were up to rather than just reading a second-hand account on Mother Jones.

Look, Science is potentially dangerous. It's always been potentially dangerous. And the public has always been just a little bit worried about that. The very first work of science fiction, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, captures that fear, and even seems to warn us that some lines of inquiry were just not meant for man, following the lesson of the earlier myth of Doctor Faustus that learned dudes in long robes will set loose monsters from their ivory towers and we'll all suffer. It's the plot of every Cold War-era sci-fi movie, in fact -- that an irradiated ant will eat Las Vegas, that the machines will become self-aware and kill us, that we'll become self-aware and kill ourselves.

The debate shouldn't be about prohibitions and controls. It should always be about transparency and oversight (such as peer review). I take it as an axiom that before too long the world is gonna need a stable, tested, drought- and pest-resistant source of food. I take it as an axiom that we should be looking for ways of curing childhood genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and Tay-Sachs. I take it as an axiom that we're going to do a lot more damage to the environment before things get better, and that breeding a strain of Deinococcus radiodurans that could clean up nuclear waste would be awesome.

All of those lines of inquiry carry risk. And a not insignificant amount. So it is we have people on both sides of the political spectrum arguing that Science should be curtailed or prohibited because they've decided -- as laypeople, in advance -- that some problems are just not soluble, and anyway it's just not worth the risk.

Because, you know, there are monsters.

("Just Say No" has never been an effective strategy to curb anything, by the way. All it does is drive it underground, where there's even less visibility and control. The surest way to ensure a rogue gene makes it into the wild is for industrialized nations to place such steep roadblocks on GMO research that it's driven to the Third World, where there's no oversight at all.)

I blame teachers for this mess. I really do. I know that's not popular. But it's true. Don't get me wrong. Science educators fight valiantly -- and that's not sarcasm; I mean it -- against efforts to gut science education. They fight valiantly to continue teaching the content of evolution. But never the vessel. And then we wonder why, year after year, a majority of Americans -- high school-graduates all, and even a high percentage of college grads -- doubt climate change. Or evolution (roughly the same percentage as Islamic states like Turkey, by the way). We ask them to drink from a well they're being told is poisoned, and then we wonder why they refuse. Regardless of anyone's best efforts, that's the actual, real, practical outcome of science education in this country.

And my student, by the way -- the one who wanted to understand how it was I got duped by science -- totally came around after just a couple months, and all without me ever even saying the word evolution.

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1) I eventually settled on Ronald Giere's "Understanding Scientific Reasoning" as the textbook for my sessions. I'm sure there are others, and I'm sure there are people out there who can steer you appropriately.

2) And if you're one of those people who's chest spasms at the thought of stem cell research or GMOs or whatever, read David Deutsch's "The Beginning of Infinity" and repeat the following to yourself every time you get nervous: "Problems are soluble. Problems are soluble. Problems are soluble."

3) Edit to include the comment: All of this is because the purpose of the system is not to educate but to serve the power structure, which means the purpose of compulsory, state-sponsored indoctrination is to churn out skads of minimally compliant, technically-competent office workers to feed the post-industrial economy. It's important that they know how to memorize and regurgitate, how to pass tests and certifications, how to follow rote instruction, such as what is required to service machines made from interchangeable parts. It resembles education sometimes, but only enough to make sure people won't realize what it actually is.

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2017-01-05 17:29:57 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Bookmarked!

http://pavels.cz/blog/blast-from-the-past-my-lighting-diagrams

Bookmarked!

http://pavels.cz/blog/blast-from-the-past-my-lighting-diagrams___

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2017-01-01 20:58:30 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Sell your oil stocks now. The oil bubble is about to burst. (Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch too..)

The fact that they are even having to consider regulation is telling us that this whole thing is about to go absolutely crazy. Can't make enough money out of crops? Put in cheap panels. No fertilizer, no irrigation, negligible maintenance and no fuel bills.___Sell your oil stocks now. The oil bubble is about to burst. (Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch too..)

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2016-12-29 07:41:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Also of note, both my android phone and my son's android phone show an alert that there is streaming going from google home to my chromecast, when I tell google home to play music on my chromecast. Seems like all chromecast gadgets on the LAN become informed. If I recall I think the phone can pause the activity..

___Also of note, both my android phone and my son's android phone show an alert that there is streaming going from google home to my chromecast, when I tell google home to play music on my chromecast. Seems like all chromecast gadgets on the LAN become informed. If I recall I think the phone can pause the activity..

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2016-12-29 02:12:30 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Python all the things?

I find openscad a little unreadable, and I've also been learning python lately, so..

(This lets you build scripted 3D models in python, and export to openscad for printing etc)

Python all the things?

I find openscad a little unreadable, and I've also been learning python lately, so..

(This lets you build scripted 3D models in python, and export to openscad for printing etc)___

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