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Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #14820 on: May 13th, 2016, 4:32pm »
"The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited." ~ Neil Armstrong
MY THOUGHTS ARE >>> NO SMOKE IN A SPACE VACUUM <<<
The average daytime abundances of the elements known to be present in the lunar atmosphere, in atoms per cubic centimeter, are as follows: Argon: 20,000–100,000 Helium: 5,000–30,000 Neon: up to 20,000 Sodium: 70 Potassium: 17 Hydrogen: fewer than 17
This photo is a rocket burning Aerozine 50 and nitrogen tetroxide, the exact mixture of propellants used on the lunar module's ascent and descent stages. The exhaust plume is nearly invisible.
One reference I've seen is that the amount of thrust (19 kilonewtons) needed was about the same as the first jet engines introduced during WWII. No way at all comparable to what is associated with most everyone's recollection of a Saturn V.
I gotta give a plug to a good book on some of the technical aspects of Apollo: "How Apollo Flew to the Moon" by W. Woods. Of course, if one believes we never went to the moon or we required alien help then don't bother and save your money.
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"The concept of shaking hands is absolutely terrible, and statistically I’ve been proven right."
Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #14830 on: May 14th, 2016, 3:56pm »
Dream Mask, Kristine Johnson, Sleep Mask
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As you get ready to go to sleep tonight, think about what you want to dream about.
With new technology it just might be possible to dream that dream, and even control the action as a dream master.
“You think of a purple cow, you turn a corner, and there’s a purple cow,” dream expert Thomas Piesel explained.
As CBS2’s Kristine Johnson reported, Piesel uses a new type of sleep mask to conjure imagery in his dreams.
“Anything we can imagine we experience directly,” he said.
It uses a programmable light pattern designed to turn on when you’re in a semi-wakeful state to control what you see and do in your dreams. It’s called ‘lucid dreaming.’
“You can walk through walls, you can even talk to the dream itself,” he said.
Piesel has written about dreams and has volumes of dream journals. Now, he’s added a technology to his dream control arsenal.
“It’s a sleep mask designed to allow people to enhance their dreams to have better dream recall, have more vivid dreams,” dream mask developer Duncan Frazier said.
Frazier and Steve McGuigan developed the dream mask called Remee. They said the sleeping mind can recognize the color and brightness of the embedded lights, allowing the wearer to be more conscious of their dreams.
“We’re kind of pinging your waking mind with these patterns so at the very least you’re getting a little more attention to your dreams,” Frazier said.
Sleep expert Dr. Daniel Erichsen said this is illustrated in these brainwave patterns where there is little difference in a sleeping and waking mind.
“Lucid dreams are an overlapping state between sleep and wakefulness,” Dr. Erichsen said, “Dream sleep which you see here is very similar to wakefulness.”
He’s not convinced that light patterns will affect the lucid dreaming state.
“There’s no harm in it, but there’s no evidence that it works,” he said. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/05/13/dream-mask/ The developers and Piesel all claim that understanding and controlling dreams can help address issues with creativity, personal problems, even confronting nightmares.
“A good dream can actually carry you through a day. You have a terrible nightmare and you wake up and you ruined your entire day,” McGuigan said.
Dream experts said the way to confront nightmares is head on, to be bigger and bolder in your dreams, and take control.
If you need a dream mask to help you get there it will cost you about $100.
Re: Stuff & Nonsense
« Reply #14831 on: May 14th, 2016, 6:17pm »
Hidden Microphones Exposed As Part of Government Surveillance Program In The Bay Area May 13, 2016 6:24 PM By Jackie Ward
AKLAND (CBS SF) — Hidden microphones that are part of a clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area has been exposed.
Imagine standing at a bus stop, talking to your friend and having your conversation recorded without you knowing. It happens all the time, and the FBI doesn’t even need a warrant to do it.
Federal agents are planting microphones to secretly record conversations.
Jeff Harp, a KPIX 5 security analyst and former FBI special agent said, “They put microphones under rocks, they put microphones in trees, they plant microphones in equipment. I mean, there’s microphones that are planted in places that people don’t think about, because that’s the intent!”
FBI agents hid microphones inside light fixtures and at a bus stop outside the Oakland Courthouse without a warrant to record conversations, between March 2010 and January 2011.
Federal authorities are trying to prove real estate investors in San Mateo and Alameda counties are guilty of bid rigging and fraud and used these recordings as evidence.
Harp said, “An agent can’t just go out and grab a recording device and plant it somewhere without authorization from a supervisor or special agent in charge.”
The lawyer for one of the accused real estate investors who will ask the judge to throw out the recordings, told KPIX 5 News that, “Speaking in a public place does not mean that the individual has no reasonable expectation of privacy…private communication in a public place qualifies as a protected ‘oral communication’… and therefore may not be intercepted without judicial authorization.”
Harp says that if you’re going to conduct criminal activity, do it in the privacy of your own home. He says that was the original intention of the Fourth Amendment, but it’s up to the judge to interpret it.