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Adrian Belew - Looking for a UFO

Kind of Beatlesesque. As is lot of his solo stuff. Especially from the 80s and 90s.

+Paul Gavin+PSIKHE design+Randall Snyder, Jr.​ 
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Ha ! Good 1 David cool p:+)
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Come on guys!  Don't stop posting your works here!

Give +Andreas Maschke the inspiration to continue!  Post your work here!
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*These dolls are really creepy and haunted*
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+Oliver Seckinger​ - Quite possible. 
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Sunrise at Naledi Private Game Reserve in South Africa - Part 2
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More ash plumes have been seen at the Sheveluch Volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula

Alas, I didn't get a capture from the webcam until things had calmed down. 
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Yellowstone is "sunlit" again today at ~12:30am local time!

Let's compare two areas a mere 47 miles apart. The second being a view from the Summit webcam at the Grand Targhee Resort at 3300 East Alta Ski Hill Road, Moose, WY 83012.

The only edit I made to both was slight noise reduction. Notice the sky is much darker at Targhee despite being equally cloudy. You can see some tower beacons in the distance. With the Targhee webcam being at the summit, no land mass is blocking the moon. The moon is at about 30° above the horizon for both images.

Notice that the shadows that were present behind the walkway in my previous capture from the Yellowstone webcam are not there this time. That leads me to believe that they were caused by lights from the nearby resort as opposed to the moon. You might also notice that today's image of Yellowstone isn't as bright as yesterday's. I think that could be due to the moonlight reflecting off of Old Faithful's display; thus, causing the camera's iris to close some. Old Faithful, though letting off steam, was not erupting when I captured yesterday's image.

What's happening at Yellowstone?

For those who are curious, you might want to Google search the whitefish die off that occurred earlier this week at Yellowstone as +Paul Gavin​​ had previously mentioned. 

Though it should be easy to find, here's the link to my previous post.

https://plus.google.com/+DavidLazarus/posts/4gS6Po4sYTb
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It's also possible that the webmaster observed increased traffic on the webcam - so they installed a blue filter, to mess with your head. Or maybe they just replaced / upgraded some of the security lights in the parking area.
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What do scans of Gordon Sumner's (Sting's) brain have to tell about how musicians process music?

I saw a quote from Daniel Levitin circa 2008 and posted it as well as my response in the sidebar of my now defunct blog called Progressive Arts (http://progressivearts.blogspot.com/).

" Artistic Premise: Daniel Levitin says "10,000 hours of practice, not talent, makes virtuosos." I say, "10,000 hours of practice plus talent makes virtuosos." "
Summary: New imaging technology allowed researchers to map how Sting's brain organizes music.Source: McGill University.What does the 1960s Beatles hit "Girl" have in common with Astor Piazolla
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Are you an Apophysis user or an artist who loves working with fractals?
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Well, let me tell you, Apophysis users in particular, you are missing out BIG TIME if you don't at least try +Andreas Maschke's JWildfire software.  The interface, though it has become a little more complex since I started using JWildfire in 2013, is so much better than that of Apophysis.  The tools available are much more powerful, useful and easy to use.

+Andreas Maschke started the JWildfire project circa 2010.  As stated above, I began using it in 2013.  As I recall, it was still in beta.  Fastforward 3 years and it is now up to v2.60R2 and loaded with too many new and amazing features to mention.  Click the following link for "About JWildfire" in Andreas'  own words.

http://wiki.jwildfire.org/index.php?title=Manual_Introduction

Why am I promoting Andreas' JWildfire software?  A honest act of altruism.  Andreas is at a critical point.  He has a day job.  He also maintains Mandelbulb rendering software called MB3D.  Andreas wants to make JWildfire better than ever.  This means he is going to need to rewrite the software from the ground up so that it uses GPU based rendering rather than CPU based.  The former will allow for much faster rendering.  Currently, say, 9000 pixel by 6000 pixel render takes several hours for my reasonably up-to-date PC.  GPU rendering could bring that down to 30 minutes or less.  Especially if you have a great graphics card.  Me?  I'm using the motherboard integrated GPU.  So, not great, but this shift from CPU rendering to GPU rendering will still make high resolution renders such as 9000 by 6000 much faster for me.  Thus, rather than having to let one of my works render overnight for an image that size, I can render it during a lunch break.  Heck, typical wallpaper size renders (1920 x 1080) would probably take less than a minute with GPU rendering!  Currently, it can take 20 to 40 minutes on my PC with CPU rendering.

The bottom line is that if you want this new GPU based version of JWildfire with great new features and turbo-speed rendering to become a reality, you are going to have to pay a modest amount of money.  The CPU versions, such as v2.60R2, will always be free, but completely rewriting JWildfire from the ground up for GPU based rendering is going to be a huge undertaking.  Therefore, it really needs to have a small price tag.  Will it be $400+ like for Photoshop, etc?  No way!  It won't even be the $50 to $60 you typically pay for an XBox or PC game these days.  I don't want to quote an exact amount as I haven't spoken to Andreas about it and want to leave him some room to work with.  That said, I'll bet that it won't cost more than four grande Mocha frappuccinos for you and three friends.  :^)  And you'll get much more use out of it than those four frappuccinos!
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I forgot to include links to Andreas' sites.

http://jwildfire.org/

http://www.andreas-maschke.com/
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Rama's Bridge - Could the Indian lore about Rama be true?
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Indian surveyors have confirmed that what they have dubbed as Adam's Bridge is, in fact man made. This bridge connects southern India to Sri Lanka. The most amazing fact is that this bridge is 1.75 million years old!

The "gods" have been here much longer than I thought. Perhaps they were an earlier pantheon who roamed the Earth hundreds of thousands of years before the Sumerian "gods". What happened to them? 
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Sunrise at Naledi Private Game Reserve in South Africa
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A M6.0 earthquake occurred earlier today at the southern East Pacific Rise
Method, Origin Time UTC, Mag, Latitude degrees, Longitude degrees, Depth km, Strike, Dip, Rake. GEOFON standard1, 2016-08-18 18:09:45, 6.0, 55.98°S, 123.12°W, 10, 101 11, 81 87, 3 171, beachball. GEOFON standard inversion using body and surface waves. [Details]. This is a product of the GEOFON ...
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What's up with the bright sky and long shadows at Yellowstone when it's 12:50am local time?

Does the moon really light up the sky that much there? That's a blue, albeit cloudy, sky! And the ground is brightly lit too. I've viewed this webcam a lot. I've seen what this place normally looks like at night. This is not normal! Note that there is no people. So, it's likely not a "rerun" showing day footage.

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+Chuck Croll​​ +Paul Gavin​​ - Will respond in depth later. The long shadows can explained by the moon's ~30° altitude above the horizon. However, that does nothing to explain the blue sky and the almost sunlit bright ground. 
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I am told that I'm imaginative.  I know that I'm creative.  I am also intelligent.  I do both creative editing and enhancing of digital images.  As my Fractalman237 alias implies, I enjoy the various applications of fractal geometry.  I also enjoy both scientific and philosophical discussions.

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