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  1. I get it, residue from drugs remains in the hair for months - unless you’re shaving it all off. Would be an interesting way for the kids to protest, should they find the mandatory testing too invasive.
  2. You sleep with a blanket on even when it’s hot?!
  3. Interesting. Why? Are there certain times they ask you to turn it off?
  4. Odd. It could be a browser issue? I look at Safari like I used to look at internet explorer. Strava Labs is the company name, their homepage still touts the heatmap; though throwing that and “heatmap” in a search engine should work too. The anomaly is located in Antarctica almost directly south of the mid point of South Africa, and is even visible zoomed out enough to view just all of North America. There is more to find, though I only just started looking yesterday (and so far, nothing as weird as the “C”, though there are random paths similar in that there are no connecting paths travelled).
  5. https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#6.13/23.07890/-74.22927/hot/all (Tip: select “satellite” to view the heatmap over satellite imagery) FitBit users noticed a rather perfect, and sizely, “C” shape mapped out and located a few hundred kilometers inland of Antarctica. While buzz of the company’s heatmap, which shows accumulated data from it’s users smart fitness bracelets and app, has recently hit the news due to military personnel having inadvertently provided detailed information about on-base movement; something even more interesting may have been spotted in Antarctica. The heatmap shows many trails mapped out by FitBit users, and the paths seem logical - coming in from the water, accumulating round a center of sorts, and less traveled paths radiating outwards. (It’s hard to say if the intensity of the maps are indicative of large presence of people in the area, since the data is compiled over a few years.) However, the “C” sticks out like a sore thumb. The path is travelled enough that it is distinct, but yet has no connecting paths. Potentially it’s an error of some sort, if not - what is it? The oval shape is similar to that of a particle accelerator, though - the Hadron Collider is considered large with a circumference of 27km (17mi), this would apparently be in the hundreds. Most likely we’ll never truly know, there is one more piece of information to be gained from Strava though: whoever was traveling the path, they were “riding” not “walking”.
  6. I guess nothing is impossible, though this is unlikely. While it was not easy to get the materials for a book, it certainly wasn’t uncommon for a scholar to keep a journal (and an ink well with its accompanying ink powder and mixing solution) - and even in the 15th century, these items were not impossible to procure; especially if one was financially well off. (It should be worth noting, this would most definitely not be in the form of a book, but rather a bundle of rolled parchments, as book binding was also expensive and not practical if the person wanted to add pages.) It is, however, the fact that the manuscript is illuminated that would suggest it was not simply a personal journal. The pigment powders would be an expensive addition to a journal, especially the blues prominently found within the manuscript and the bright greens in which the blue was also mixed. Up until the late 15th century, when the first synthesized form of indigo was created, blue was a luxurious pigment obtained from India. Royalty would often incorporate the color into their clothes to show their status. The parchment of the manuscript is dated to the early 15th century - though, it could’ve been painted in at a later date, when the dye was slightly more readily available, or could suggest that the original author came from somewhere in or around India. Furthermore, there are few (if any) error corrections that have been found in the Voynich Manuscript. At the time, errors were corrected by simply scratching off a layer of the parchment that contained the error; this could be done many times without disrupting the integrity of the parchment. Those who have given the manuscript in-depth study, point out that the manuscript isn’t without errors - it just seems the scribes were told not to error correct. How can one determine errors in a language not yet deciphered? By creating a database of all the words found in the manuscript and determining their frequency. This also includes noting common letters that are found together (like “ing”, “ai”, or “ou” in English). This has highlighted words that are only seen once in the whole of the manuscript, but are maybe one or two letters off from a similar word seen much more frequently (or contains a grouping of letters never seen, but similar to a grouping commonly seen). Which is more reminiscent of a scribe (or scribes) having copied the text from wax tablets (the original reusable writing pad) and, either they understood the language they were scribing and were told not to error correct, or they didn't recognize what they were writing and copied the symbols without worrying about error.
  7. That would be weird if they told him it was off, MRIs are never off. They take time to get up and running, and require helium to be super cooled - these reasons mean an MRI is never truly off. With a powerful enough magnet, some metals may be affected that are not normally. It’s important to make your physician aware if you have any foreign objects in your body before any medical procedure.
  8. 7:08 OP video: “Seven additional victims were located and removed from the exterior perimeter [of the Mandalay and surrounding crime scene]. Their body positions suggested they had been placed at these locations.” I remember eyewitness reports talked about additional shooters at the venue, on the ground. With the recent information gained from the denial of the FOIA requests regarding security footage from the hotel and the above quote from the forensics photo above - there are still multiple people that were involved, that have not been named. However, it’s the above which suggests forensics knew it was multiple shooters while still pushing the “lone wolf” narrative. The names of the positioned victims is given, seems interesting - who were these people and why were their bodies placed? What makes them certain they were placed and not victims of shooters on the ground? And, what ever came of the multiple reports of shootings at other hotels?
  9. Wow, well - that’s a lot to unpack, but I’ll do my best in being quick. Postulating that space is a hoax, because the thermosphere is too hot for objects to exist is, aside from a flawed argument, over looking the temperatures the rocket nozzle must withstand - which easily reach and maintain 3000*C. Space institutions, globally, work together with sciences backed up by experiments-aplenty to give us the general picture we have today. A common misconception is that science is about proving something true; though, this is an illogical task - what is true? It’s much easier to ascertain what isn’t true. Technically, for something to become an agreed theory, it must be subject to intense experimentation where scientists attempt to tackle the problem from all angles trying to disprove it. As I understand, to an extent, the maths behind our planet and its atmosphere - I would say there is enough evidence to suggest that the atmosphere works as described and space is not a hoax. Additionally, the allusion that belief in one or a few points as facts, means a belief in all points as fact, seems overtly confrontational. Belief has no place in science, such a human emotion clouds ones ability to decipher information obtained. Experiments in space cost valuable resources, the most valuable being time. Because space exploration and experimentation is such a new frontier, it is best summed up by a quote from Aristotle, “the more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” As for the laser experiment you mentioned, it is important to remember scale - in which case you’re correct in noting that powerful energy emissions can still have devastating consequences in the near vacuum of space; a concept well known, and frequently brought up on this forum. They are referred to as “kill shots”, often in reference to the CMEs produced by the sun - but a powerful enough one could come in from anywhere and fry us.
  10. I couldn’t agree with you more, and a simple heart just seemed insufficient. A secretive payload, secured by a private company - certainly sounds weapons related. And, the timing is, of course, very tense with the Winter Olympics in South Korea just around the corner. Rumours of NK initiating contact suggests that they feel confident enough in their military position to present an offer; certainly it’s as simple as “we could and we will”. Now, the US privately shoots up something into space (the “private” part being a keyword in avoiding international transparency), and supposedly they failed. Even though SpaceX taunts it’s first and multiple successes in reusing a rocket that has gone to space and safely returned. Maybe I read too many books, maybe I’m interjecting excitement into an otherwise boring and mundane occurrence of life: sometimes things just fail, for no obvious reason. But, my trust issues are not without reason.
  11. Not that your stock image is super credible or informative, but here is a concise explanation that you asked for: (since it’s only a paragraph, I’m going to paste it all here) “The thermosphere (literally "heat sphere") is the outer layer of the atmosphere, separated from the mesosphere by the mesopause. Within the thermosphere temperatures rise continually to well beyond 1000°C. The few molecules that are present in the thermosphere receive extraordinary amounts of energy from the Sun, causing the layer to warm to such high temperatures. Air temperature, however, is a measure of the kinetic energy of air molecules, not of the total energy stored by the air. Therefore, since the air is so thin within the thermosphere, such temperature values are not comparable to those of the troposphere or stratosphere. Although the measured temperature is very hot, the thermosphere would actually feel very cold to us because the total energy of only a few air molecules residing there would not be enough to transfer any appreciable heat to our skin. The lower part of the thermosphere, from 80 to 550 km above the Earth's surface, contains the ionosphere. Beyond the ionosphere extending out to perhaps 10,000 km is the exosphere or outer thermosphere, which gradually merges into space.“ http://www.ecoca.ro/meteo/tutorial/atmosphere/older/Thermosphere.html
  12. That “Rod of God” thing? Supposedly uses gravity to accelerate a rod onto a target with forces greater than a nuke. Apparently all the big countries have a version of it, I guess it’s just a matter of getting it up there now.
  13. I may not be understanding the full spectrum of your humor; but, are you intentionally ignoring the use of alcohol to sterilize wounds and medical supplies? ‘^^ Potentially, your above comment is laced with sarcasm, however I feel inclined to point out for others that alcohol, when imbibed, is a depressant. I’ve lost too many people dearly close to me from the socially acceptable drug that is alcohol. I rather not derail the topic further here though, unless we were to discuss the overal health effects resulted by use of alcohol versus marijuana. I believe I understand your point now, with which I agree: the marketing would be in better taste if it didn’t solely play to the more negative stereotypes of weed use. While it may seem like one of the more ‘innocent’ stereotypes, an uptick in appetite referred to as “the munchies”, it appeals blatantly to recreational users in a way that alienates individuals who are not. I have similar feelings about a show on Netflix that is about a weed shop in America. It’s a comedy, and I’m honestly torn if it’s pro or against marijuana. While the show gets many things right, as far as finer details go and delving into medicinal benefits, it also utilizes negative tropes with a heavy hand. (The series is called Disjointed, if you’re interested. The show itself is well done, with an abstract - out of left field - style that uses animations and other artistic means to represent highs and tell story. Very interesting to watch, but paints an unrealistic picture of what weed is and does. Big ‘love/hate’ situation with this one.) I also need to make a correction to a previous statement I made, in which I stated female marijuana plants are required to make seeds for male marijuana plants. Male plants can reproduce in two ways: cloning, or stressing out the plant until they turn into a hermaphrodite. In such a process, the plants will only produce male seeds.
  14. An old market opportunity; In fact, one of the oldest. However, it’s sole recorded use 10.000 years ago was for the hemp. The oil and seeds were commonly in use a couple thousand years later, and medicinal uses are recorded beginning between 3.000 - 2.000 BCE. Bathhouses in the Middle East had steam saunas utilizing marijuana. In most recent history for America, hemp was still a valued agriculture and was grown on farmlands, including that of George Washington and family. Currently it is easy to determine which seeds are male or female, and since only the female plants produce weed, male plants are usually made legal for the production of hemp. Of course, the female plants are at least needed to create male seeds, but have the potential to produce much more. The chemicals behind the high are THC and CBD, both with unique properties that reveal themselves differently dependent on the method of use. THC is what makes you giddy or, potentially, paranoid - THC intensifies emotional feeling. CBD, however, works as a muscle relaxant; and, can be ingested for a pain relieving effect or applied topically onto sore muscles to help ease sourness/stiffness (since the most effective method of obtaining CBD is by extracting the oil from the female plant which has a high CBD content). Hopefully, the medicinal properties of the marijuana plant can continue to be discovered as the plant is easy and cheap to grow, and produces a lot of resources. Though, it seems your real problem is with (and please correct me if I’m mistaken) the stigma and capitalist response occurring (in America specifically?). It was, after all, racist propaganda from American politicians in the early years of the 20th century that besmirched marijuana for Americans. Such a stance is being backtracked, and the stigma hopefully will go away as it enters further into the legal market. As far as fast food restaurants and stores attempting to cash in on the new trend, I don’t see how that’s any different than a restaurant offering happy hours with discounted ‘beer foods’.
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