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11 Oct 2018 18:49

Before and after comparison showing the scar left by Hurricane Michael where it impacted Florida (images from October 4th and October 11th by the MODIS|Terra satellite).

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The eye shortly before landfall:
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Images and video from inside the eye and eyewall:

Taken by Basehunters Chasing:
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Inside the eye from 3:13 to 3:44:
 
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11 Oct 2018 19:37

It was a horrid storm true, but I fail to see the difference in the first satellite images (aside from the perfuse clouds of course). I guess there is a bit of flooding?
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11 Oct 2018 19:47

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Source of the post but I fail to see the difference in the first satellite images

The swath of brown from trees blown down or de-leafed:
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Personally I had a hard time telling how much was storm damage vs. normal appearance, which was why I made the animated before/after gif to serve as the comparison.  But I guess it still helps to know what to look for.
 
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11 Oct 2018 20:03

Interesting. I initially thought that was smoke :? :mrgreen:.
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13 Oct 2018 19:03

One more from inside the eye, including a great timelapse at the end where you can clearly see the eyewall rotating around.



Besides in this hurricane, I don't think any such clear footage of the stadium effect from the ground exists.  Simply surreal and spectacular, like being inside the shadow of the Moon.
 
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15 Oct 2018 00:29

A fan-made short film made by the talented Richard Boylan, set in the Warhammer 40k universe setting. It seems like a lot of fan-projects are dedicated to bring us a feature-length movie set in the grim darkness of the far future. Although this is not a cinematic film, it is unique among the Warhammer films because it is a live action that is visually decent. It may not make much of an impact for those who do not know the setting. For fans of 40k, you should definitely check out Boylan's Helsreach series.

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21 Oct 2018 09:24

My 10 year old daughter likes somewhat crazy things.  Now she jumps over 50 m on skis as it were a natural thing to do.  My personal best is 16 m...

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30 Oct 2018 14:41

I come bearing the national symbol of my neighbor Canada. 

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Yes, the leaf in the back is in fact one humongous leaf.  It's ridiculous.  How did those things even stay on the tree this long?  Or better yet, how does the tree not fall over in a slight breeze?

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30 Oct 2018 17:45

Haven't you seen our new flag? It now comes with a green leaf on it. :D :mrgreen:
 
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30 Oct 2018 19:02

Hahaha.  Leaves of that are not hard to find around here either, but I don't think they get quite this big.  Maybe with some selective breeding. :P
 
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30 Oct 2018 20:05

Those leaves just remind me of that growing pile I really must rake up outside my front-door....
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01 Nov 2018 22:15



The sarcasm on this channel I find hilarious - even more so when you know exactly what books and movies/shows he is talking about :lol:.
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12 Nov 2018 05:38

I just noticed on one of my servers:

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md0 : active raid1 sda1[2](F) sdb1[1]


The root filesystem is on md0, so better fix this.

[font=monospace]# fsck /dev/sda1
fsck 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
e2fsck 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
/dev/sda1: recovering journal
/dev/sda1 has gone 3382 days without being checked, check forced.
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Oops.  Checking the log it appears that there was a bad sector read and the device was thrown out of the array - in 2009.  fsck and badblocks were happy with the device, so I simply re-added it to the raid array.  Perhaps this was a bit slow response to a critical system failure, but hey everything's worked just fine all that time.
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12 Nov 2018 13:53

LOL
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Source of the post It's possible there is no assymetry at all- maybe there are equal numbers of universes and antiverses, with opposite arrows of time (one expanding while the other contracts and vice versa) and made of dimensions that are complementary to the other.

That is what I am suspecting... However I don't think you need more than just a negative direction in time. For me, treating the entire universe like a Feynman diagram would say that an antimatter universe should propagate in a negative time direction. But that does create a question, would this antiverse be apart or part of our universe? Being that does it represent a violation in energy conservation or its solution, or does it represent a non-closed energy system. It would make sense... I don't know though.

My "Theory" (Not really a theory, just an educated guess):
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I like that idea, but conservation laws should be kicked up to another level- they may hold true across the omniverse but violated in individual universes.
Read this- this professor has some great ideas that may be receiving some verification (check out the footnotes). There is also more evidence for a cyclic universe and big bounce rather than big bang.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Mersini-Houghton
Laura Mersini-Houghton (née Mersini) is an Albanian-American cosmologist and theoretical physicist, and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a proponent of the multiverse hypothesis and the author of the theory for the origin of the universe, which holds that our universe is one of many selected by quantum gravitational dynamics of matter and energy. Predictions of her theory have been successfully tested by astrophysical data.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] She argues that anomalies in the current structure of the universe are best explained as the gravitational tug exerted by other universes.[9][10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ULAS_J1120%2B0641

ULAS J1120+0641 is the second most distant known quasar as of 6 December 2017, after ULAS J1342+0928.[4][5][6] ULAS J1120+0641 (at a comoving distance of 28.85 billion light-years[note 1]) was the first quasar discovered beyond a redshift of 7.[7] Its discovery was reported in June 2011.[1] [note 2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ULAS_J1342%2B0928

ULAS J1342+0928 is the most distant known quasar detected and contains the most distant and oldest known supermassive black hole,[1][5][6][7] at a reported redshift of z = 7.54, surpassing the redshift of 7 for the previously known most distant quasar ULAS J1120+0641.[1] The ULAS J1342+0928 quasar is located in the Boötes constellation.[3] The related supermassive black hole is reported to be "800 million times the mass of the sun".[5]



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