Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.
By: ycd0108, 8:20 PM GMT on March 06, 2017
I don't know what it was.
My daughter maintains a blog but I haven't been there for a while. Not because we don't love each other still.
What made WU Blogs useful to us?
I'm guessing now:
The forum attracted people of a similar 'bent'
Cat 6 new entries needed to be read and the comments section there was always entertaining and sometimes informative - tended to crash when a real weather event was in process.
I could frap on ab...
By: ycd0108, 5:15 PM GMT on March 02, 2017
"It ain't over......."
Watching this going on has me 'of two minds':
Maybe I'll get my shop sorted out if I don't hang around on WU so constantly.
I'm imagining I will always check out 'Cat 6' daily.
'TheTyee' went to Discus comments a while ago and I did register with them but forgot my password instantly.
Too many options nowadays.
FB, Flickr, Linkdin and texting are way beyond my level of tolerance.
In fact regular email is gett...
By: ycd0108, 5:33 PM GMT on January 17, 2017
My last comment on my own blog got me to thinking that a list of essential tools for every household, vehicle or even back-pack would be of interest.
I assume that most folks have some idea of a 'preparedness kit';
Matches, flashlight,radio, spare batteries, knife and whatnot.
What I've been doing for many years is trying to equip a boat, a cabin, an RV, and my workshop with the essential tools.
If you try to carry everything you w...
By: ycd0108, 4:07 PM GMT on December 14, 2016
What is 'Normal'?
My Concise Collins Canadian Edition Dictionary defines 'Norm' (noun) as:
"Average level of achievement; rule or authoritative standard; model; standard type or pattern"
'Normal' (adjective) - ordinary; usual; conforming to type.
That's me to a T.
Except: there is no 'type' to conform to.
Sheared my full beard off down to stubble last night.
Today I'm thinking maybe I'll cut my hair too.
Maybe that's why thing...
By: ycd0108, 3:46 PM GMT on November 19, 2016
If I recall correctly the Threshold of Energy is the point at which a reaction becomes self-sustaining.
I think about that every time I light the furnace.
Here is the definition that is closest to mine:
"extra energy which needs to be supplied to the reactents in order to bring a chemical reaction is called threshold energy." from Yahoo.
What I wish to recall:
Lighting a stove in a cold cabin with damp firewood.
That stove was a modifie...
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