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2:39 AM
> percentage of German-Americans by county according to the 1980 census. County with the most ethnic Germans in the country was McIntosh county, ND, which had a population that was 92% German.
McIntosh County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 2,530. Its county seat is Ashley. == History == The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on March 9, 1883, with areas partitioned from Campbelll, Logan, and McPherson counties, and with some previously-unorganized areas. It was named for Edward H. McIntosh, a territorial legislator at the time. The county seat was originally Hoskins, but changed in 1888 after everything in Hoskins but the school was moved three miles east to the new Soo Line Railroad townsite of Ashley...
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,809 people, 1,307 households, and 800 families in the county. In terms of ancestry, 76.8% were German, 26.9% were Russian, 6.2% were Norwegian, and 5.2% were American.[16]
President Donald Trump won seventy-seven percent of the vote in 2016, the best result in the county since Ronald Reagan.
 
 
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4:25 AM
This is pretty interesting. Damaged buildings near Idlib in Syria. What do you notice?
 
A lot of solar panels
I thought of ordering a solar panel to be installed on top of my balcony, because my balcony is the top one, there is no balcony above it.
But it was too complex to me. I don't understand how to use this energy, it must be somehow converted and stored.
Maybe later, when I have more money.
I like the idea of having even the lamp in a single room being fed by solar power.
 
4:46 AM
@CowperKettle Yeah, almost every house seems to have them.
Apparently, they are available even in Syria, and at an affordable price.
And they work better than a (bad) central electric grid.
Is this the future?
 
@Cerberus All power comes from the Sun. Oil and gas is basically solar power, accumulated very slowly but running out very fast.
So there is no future except solar power.
 
5:02 AM
@CowperKettle Yes.
Although uranium might be said to have acquired extrasolar energy.
 
 
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6:17 AM
A spaghetti bridge is a bridge (architectural model) made of uncooked spaghetti or other hard, dry, straight noodles. Bridges are constructed for both educational experiments and competitions. The aim is usually to construct a bridge with a specific quantity of materials over a specific span, that can sustain a load. In competitions, the bridge that can hold the greatest load for a short period of time wins the contest. There are many contests around the world, usually held by schools and colleges. == Okanagan College contest == The original Spaghetti Bridge competition has run at Okanagan College...
 
7:03 AM
@CowperKettle When I was at university we had a challenge to build a bridge out of cardboard.
 
 
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9:24 AM
Donald Trump will create a new social network called TRUTH Social
 
10:13 AM
@CowperKettle Hydroelectric purely gravitational. Geothermal is a consequence of gravity creating pressure creating heat inside the planet.
Wind energy is sun derived because of temperature differences on the earth's surfae caused by sunlight being absorbed differently.
There's energy from biomass but that's derived from photosynthesis which is derived fron the sun.
There is the possibility of creating an artificial sun (ie fusion) which I suppose is sort of solar but much more under our control.
@Cerberus That picture is weird. Were the panels installed before or after what mostly destroyed the living space underneath? I'd think afterwards because I'd think the shelling would have equally destroyed the roof top panels. But may e not
 
10:44 AM
My vertebrae are huge.
I've just copied the CD they gave me 2 days ago after the abdominal MRI scan
You can look across many layers
They compress the abdominal region during scanning, probably to make measurements uniform.
Hence the breast that is wider than the navel area
 
 
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1:41 PM
@Cerberus After a fashion, I suppose, given that all atoms heavier than the very lightest have a stellar origin of one or another sort, just not one from young Sol's furnace.
 
2:19 PM
@Mitch I would expect most hydroelectricity to be from rivers, which flow because water from the sea was heated by the sun and transported up mountains.
@tchrist A stellar origin: is it not rather than some matter did not collapse into suns?
 
don't forget aquifers
 
makes note of aquifers
I'll try not to forget them.
 
thank you
 
Do they speak through you?
 
I'm just an ardent supporter
 
2:22 PM
So their words do not flow through your mouth?
@CowperKettle Cute.
 
I guess I do drink Thames water, so maybe
 
@CowperKettle This immediately sounds suspect, one of those studies again.
@Mitch Certainly after!
But they were able to pay for them and get them transported there. So we should be able to do the same.
 
2:56 PM
"Do you remember that time you died?"
 
"Yes, I remember, that's why I dislike Jews"
 
3:30 PM
@Cerberus Oh. Yes. The ancestral cause.
@Cerberus Oh yeah totally
@MattE.Эллен If so then you have other things to worry about much more immediately than the aquifers
 
@Mitch Ancestral?
 
@Cerberus the cause of the cause of the... of the most immediate cause.
a distal cause?
 
Ah.
 
I'm sure Hume had a word for it
 
Ultimate cause.
Or ulterior.
 
3:33 PM
the hidden agenda
not the agenda right in your face
 
Or first cause.
The unmoved mover (Ancient Greek: ὃ οὐ κινούμενον κινεῖ, romanized: ho ou kinoúmenon kineî, lit. 'that which moves without being moved') or prime mover (Latin: primum movens) is a concept advanced by Aristotle as a primary cause (or first uncaused cause) or "mover" of all the motion in the universe. As is implicit in the name, the unmoved mover moves other things, but is not itself moved by any prior action. In Book 12 (Greek: Λ) of his Metaphysics, Aristotle describes the unmoved mover as being perfectly beautiful, indivisible, and contemplating only the perfect contemplation: self-contemplation...
 
something caused the sun so I'm guessing there are some causes unstated so far
probably a combination of gravity and the weak and strong forces?
 
Yeah.
The Big Bang.
 
@Cerberus I think one has to suppose that elements beyond hydrogen came from multiple causes like fusion, exploding stars, radioactive decay, collapsing stars, peek-a-boo wormholes, catching a hangnail on a wool sweater, subspace tunneling, an imbalance of tachyons over anti-tachyons after the big bang, the big bang's baby brother, spilt milk.
I'm leaving the Big Bang out of this. He can be so irritable about talk like this.
 
To zoom in on your most salient point.
 
3:39 PM
@Mitch I drink it after it's been treated, not directly from the river
 
@MattE.Эллен Whew
 
Woollen sweaters can and should be repaired ASAP.
 
'Whew' is the sound of me spitting out Thames water just before swallowing
 
@Mitch although the river isn't that far from here. I could use an archemides screw to water my lawn
 
How clean is it?
Do people swim in it?
 
3:42 PM
@Mitch yeah, with all the fish and water fowl "using" the river, I wouldn't want it in my mouth either
 
They do swim in the Amstel, though it's not officially recommended.
 
@Cerberus yes, people swim in it. I'm not sure of how clean it is
 
OK.
 
@Cerberus I just found a 2013 press release from the government saying "there is a risk of gastro intestinal illness" from swimming in the river
 
Hmm.
They may say the same thing here.
 
3:48 PM
A lot of people drowns here in rivers and lakes each summer
10 hours from now, it will be morning, and the earth will be covered in snow.
Says Ventusky
 
@MattE.Эллен obvs
 
A real blizzard will pass over the city in the night
 
 
Cool.
 
3:52 PM
What about the grey elements? Artificial?
 
yeah that didn't make sense
ghost elements?
elements that existed before time?
elements that they really had no idea about?
 
Grey matter?
 
I wonder what bait cosmic rays use to catch Boron
 
Oh, boron is a slut.
3
 
Grey elements are probably only produced in nuclear reactors or something
 
3:53 PM
He'll swoop onto anyone.
 
:-o scandalous
 
Isn't it?
 
Given all the weird ways they were created, how did they all sort of get together and appear on earth?
(not that they have't had some get together on other planets)
 
they came for woodstock
 
According to the ancient philosopher Epicurus, it's random collisions between atoms that eventually create stuff by accident, if time is eternal.
 
3:55 PM
He's not wrong?
 
Pretty modern, huh?
Too bad we later found out atoms are tom after all.
 
but he was very short sighted, he didn't account for Boron.
 
I'm sure he would have, had he been asked.
 
That's a pretty good defense for a philosopher
Sure I could have solved the problem of induction but no you never asked.
I kinda get all the reasons except for 'dying low mass stars'. That sounds sort of ... lazy?
like wouldn't amount to much?
Like what you'd say about that ne'erdowell cousin, "He's the dying low mass star' of the family"
> Dying low-mass stars (aka “Small Stars”) make substantial amounts of the heavy elements, including most of the Pb in the solar system.
> There should be a lot of orange in the bottom half of the diagram. I don’t agree that Cr and Mn are made only in “Large Stars”, but Fe is made in both “Large Stars” and “Supernovae”. Basically all the iron in the Universe is made in explosive nucleosynthesis. The iron that massive stars make right before they explode as supernova is all destroyed/collapsed in the remnant.
@MattE.Эллен yeah it seems the chart codes as gray those that are not (often) found in nature.
eg technetium which seems to be too unstable to remain technetium, and is produced by decay from uranium and other stuff.
> Naturally occurring technetium is a spontaneous fission product in uranium ore and thorium ore, the most common source, or the product of neutron capture in molybdenum ores.
 
4:14 PM
@Mitch And one wonders how mass from another (dying) star could reach our solar system.
 
hitch hiking
 
You'd need a hitch-hiker's guide to the Milky Way.
 
and a towel
 

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