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rene  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Share a short poem. Here's mine "Dappled Sunlight"

A charm is left and let unsaid

The price is paid the piper bled

Lo in time a tune will prick

Your ear and turn your head

Note the banded sky and pick

A chord to hum for them

rene  ·  524 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The lost art of memorization

When Helen Lived - W. B. Yeats

    We have cried in our despair

    That men desert,

    For some trivial affair

    Or noisy, insolent sport,

    Beauty that we have won

    From bitterest hours;

    Yet we, had we walked within

    Those topless towers

    Where Helen walked with her boy,

    Had given but as the rest

    Of the men and women of Troy,

    A word and a jest.

rene  ·  525 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The lost art of memorization

K.O.S. (Determination) - Blackstar

rene  ·  600 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How wombats make cube shaped poops
rene  ·  608 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ezekiel 1 is fantastic.

I believe Ezekiel 1:28 is a description of a coronal mass ejection striking our earth, initiating massive auroras from solar radiation having dumped energy into the atmosphere. The angelic descriptions in Ezekiel correspond to images produced in plasma experiments by Dr. Anthony Perrat, as well as ancient art depictions. Imagine waves of supercharged particles hitting our atmosphere every which way and what that might look like.

Searching for Rock Art Evidence for an Ancient Super Aurora

    The so-called “Stickman” is the world’s most prevalent petroglyph. Found everywhere, the stickman can be carved as a stick-like figure with a head, two arms stretched out and up, and two legs stretched out and down. The figure is distinguished by a male anatomy. The stickman has several variations: with a belly, “an inner tube” around the belly, and variations in the arms (such as one or two, up or down). The head is usually bulbous but can also be a cup, a bird, or two horns. A rarer variety of stickman has two dots on either side of the belly. All of these varieties have been produced in a single plasma column, a result of a time-evolving nonlinear evolution of toroids pinched in the column.

More Comprehensive Paper: Characteristics for the Occurrence of a High-Current, Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity

    This paper directly compares the graphical and radiation data from high-current Z-pinches to these patterns. The paper focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on petroglyphs. It is found that a great many archaic petroglyphs can be classified according to plasma stability and instability data.

Plasma, Solar Outbursts, and the End of the Last Ice Age

    Familiar plasma phenomena on Earth today include lightning and auroras, the northern and southern lights, and upper atmospheric phenomena known as sprites. In the past, much more powerful plasma events sometimes took place, due to solar outbursts and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from the Sun, or possibly emissions from other celestial objects. Powerful plasma phenomena could cause strong electrical discharges to hit Earth, burning and incinerating materials on our planet's surface.

Solar Activity Could Cause Lightning Storms On Earth

    The arrival of bursts of particles trigger the aurora borealis and australis, but Scott has found a correlation with lightning strikes as well, revealed in Environmental Research Letters. The connection may not been spotted before because electrical activity can last for more than a month after the arrival of a large dose of particles.

Image of "The Squatter Man"

rene  ·  608 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: mk's senolytic smoothie

Found some curious articles. Seems like cooking at moderate temperatures releases compounds from cell material without degrading them.

Key takeaways are:

1) don't heat fats/oils to smoking point (150+C/302+°F) while cooking vegetables

2) if you're making soup, add acid (vinegar, tomato/tomato paste, lemon, yogurt, creme fraiche, etc.) to preserve phenolic compounds (particularly fisetin).

Temperature-dependent studies on the total phenolics, flavonoids, antioxidant activities, and sugar content in six onion varieties

    In general, heating had a positive effect on all four flavonoids. For instance, the total flavonoid content in the red onion variety (Q + QMG + QDG + IMG) increased from 9.34 μmol/g DW to 9.70 μmol/g DW on heating at 120°C for 30 minutes and then decreased to 5.40 μmol/g DW at 150°C. In all the studied onion varieties, the total flavonoid content increased up to 120°C, and then decreased at 150°C...

    Table 2

    The total phenolic content was significantly increased after heating at 80°C, 100°C, and 120°C for 30 minutes each...

    Heating at 150°C for 30 minutes decreased the total phenolic content for all of these onion varieties. Different processing steps such as boiling, sauteing, frying, and roasting can be used to liberate phenolic compounds from various plants...

    However, simple heating reportedly cannot cleave covalently bound phenolic compounds; however, far-infrared treatment can cleave the bond;

Degradation kinetics of fisetin and quercetin in solutions affected by medium pH, temperature and co-existing proteins

    Some results were obtained based on the changes in the k values under different pH values and temperatures. The first is that fisetin was more stable than quercetin, giving smaller k values in all cases. The second is that the degradations of fisetin and quercetin were sensitive to medium pH, especially at alkaline pH values.

    Flavonoids in aqueous solutions show instability, resulting in concentration loss (i.e., degradation)....These mentioned studies shared similar conclusion to the present data, supporting that fisetin and quercetin were more stable (but instable) under acidic (and alkaline) conditions.

rene  ·  608 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: mk's senolytic smoothie

Are these heat-stable compounds? Do you have any idea what proportion decomposes after cooking at high temperatures?

rene  ·  615 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: QUICK! What's the last poem you wrote?

Oh poetry, I love you, the many faced muse. No insight just some syllables to stumble through and use.


Poetry is knowledge, for those without a clue

no chance at making sense at all, the written word's obtuse

grasp at meaning, hit a wall, the thickness makes it true

men of clay seek vainly with no veins to lead them to

the fundamental truth is it grey or amber hued

ensure words of meaning baked in you reflect the common view

my rainbow is a fount of knowledge little known to you

no foundation just the brilliance of meaning in situ



I noticed once the lord Almighty

in patterns deep and thick so naughty

had made upon his plan that day

lines of meaning washed away

in sand so broken no colors show

just tan and khaki who could know

what caused the wave that shook the flow

symbols, knowledge, I sound crazy I know


rene  ·  627 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: True Morality: Rational Principles for Optimal Living

I once visited a mountain and was stunned. Mt. Fuji stood 12,000 feet high in a refined pose, pinning the blue sky with its white cap. Climbing outside a few summer months is very dangerous and I was lucky to be led from my path. God spoke from the mountain and Lucifer fell, banished, from the high kingdom, thus man finds his own rise and fall in the climb. I wanted to do it with a friend anyway, we could have had a picnic. Can you bring the sandwiches? Maybe we’ll go swimming instead, your choice. I like it when you pay attention to me.

rene  ·  742 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A question regarding perception.

A seed a seed it twists and turns up towards the sun

Before it starts it is an orb not nothing else to no one

To grow is to take a stand, to make a choice, to branch

To choose a path, adopt a form and draw into a stance

If you ask a tree how it came to be you would get a whisper

I struggled to find myself then I got an answer

Dig in, dig in, your roots are your strength

Knowledge is choice, life is a chance

rene  ·  809 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Drew Cloud Is a Well-Known Expert on Student Loans. He’s Not Real.

Is Hubski open source? Is it possible to fork?

rene  ·  809 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Drew Cloud Is a Well-Known Expert on Student Loans. He’s Not Real.

Nate Matherson, CEO of LendEdu, graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016.

    LendEDU was Co-Founded by Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard in 2014. LendEDU is a personal finance comparison website. Our goal is to create transparency in a number of markets including student lending, unsecured lending, auto lending, banking, credit cards, and some misc. insurance products. LendEDU participated in Y Combinator's W16 program in Mountain View California.