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Jerry Fisher
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I never realized that we aren't on the same plane as the rest of the #MilkyWay. This just opened my eyes in a new way! #ILoveScience #KnowledgeisPower #Astronomy
 
Crude drawings showing the orientation of the Earth, Sun, and Solar System relative to their positions in the Milky Way.

I decided to do this myself because I've never seen all this information together on one page.
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I applaud #JimCaple  for having a good sense of humor and being brave enough to expose himself for this series and pose some thoughtful questions. And for the record, short of making a living as an athlete or living inside a gym nearly every waking minute, the cut, muscular gods that dance across our movies, magazines and elsewhere simply aren't real. Thank God too. I'm a hirsute, chubby bald guy and comfortable in my own skin. I won't win any fans at the beach, but I have better things to do than to worry about what others think about my appearance. #nudity   #humor   #ESPN  
Every year, ESPN releases a special Body Issue in which athletes pose nude -- an edgy, artful response to Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue that focuses
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I've long been a fan of the #tinyhousemovement . IMOHO it is the overdue antidote to the overblown #mcmansion craze we inherited from the 1980s. What if we took this particular example and used it as a template for housing for the #homeless instead of condemning them? Few are looking for a handout. Many more, including returning #veterans would benefit from this as would society overall. 
In the video below this man shares how he's living in an 8x12 tiny house in the woods. His name is Scott and he calls it his transforming tiny home. And here's what's really interesting. This is th...
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+Ken Quandt +Timo Reimerdes Now this is exactly the sort of thoughtful input that I was referring to with taking the basic #tinyhouse or #smallhouse premise and adapting it to different needs.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm very fond of some creature comforts that might be considered luxuries (like indoor plumbing, electricity, etc).

I think someone with a good creative mind could look at house ideas from a pattern book from the 19th century as an example and update and adapt them. I'm referring to the smaller houses originally intended as starter homes or long term domiciles for families of modest means. There are many pattern books in the public domain that could serve as a great starting point for architectural students, handy DIYers or creative people who can enlist the help of family and friends.

I think recycling materials could go a long ways towards keeping costs down too. I suspect the most difficult part of reaching home-ownership if anyone goes down the tiny/small house path will be the reactions from possible neighbors or municipalities who have taken a dim view of small houses.

It isn't impossible but it might be easier in some places than in others depending on how the ordinances have been written.

My city, Sioux Falls, SD, is unusual in that tiny/small houses aren't banned under the current ordinances or codes. There is the usual catch that if even one person in a neighborhood objects to a proposed tiny/small design it is essentially dead in the water even if the rest of the neighborhood agrees to the proposal. (I swear, the things I do for fun and research sometimes — I need to get a life)!
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Umm... ok? So what would happen if I happen to be more than 15-20 feet away from any victims... err... police and had a #camera  with a #telephoto  lens? I haven't heard how he planned on addressing that. I suppose he could amend his waste of taxpayer dollars and legislative time to introduce regulations that would put telephoto lens in the same category as a firearm and require licensing to posses or use one, ha! The people in #Texas  are generally good people but I swear their politicians would make dictators from banana republics blush out of shame. 
Texas House of Representatives lawmaker Jason Villalba sparked quite a controversy earlier this month after proposing a bill that would make it illegal to
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My yen to #3dmodel  more sculpture is being met this evening. With the permission of the fine-dining restaurant #Minervas  in downtown #SiouxFalls , SD, I've photographed and begun the process of using #PhotoscanPro  to recreate the #MinervaGiustiniani  from the #VaticanMuseum . This particular statue of the goddess Minerva is a fine plaster-cast from the 19th century. She was made by the #HenneckeStatuary  Co of #Milwaukee  WI. She started out life at a school and was rescued from oblivion after it closed to stand in the restaurant that bears her name today.
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I've grown so accustomed to the #MonaLisa  with her dark, watery green atmosphere that seeing this approximation of her original appearance is both shocking and delightful. It also reminds me that people in the past valued bright colors just as much as we do today. People weren't always living in dark, shadowy and grimly lit worlds like the impressions we might get from aged works of art. #Kudos  to #JennessCortez  for the wonderful peek at an overly-familiar but beloved #laGioconda  or #laJoconde . #art   #restoration   #LeonardodaVinci   #Louvre  
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+Matthew Trumbo +Jonathan memphis Chris Baldwin - I think Dropbox just got served. Here's hoping Dropbox is ready to sweeten the deal to keep fickle customers like me.
 
Amazon Announces Unlimited Photo Storage for Just $12 a Year

Amazon has just dropped a huge bomb on the file storage industry by announcing two new unlimited cloud storage subscription plans. One lets you store all the files your heart desires for just $60 a year, and the second is one that may be a very attractive backup option for photographers: unlimited photo storage for just $12 a year.
Amazon has just dropped a huge bomb on the file storage industry by announcing two new unlimited cloud storage subscription plans. One lets you store all t
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Wow... so you only have to pay them $ 12 to be allowed to give them all your pictures? Cool buisiness model.
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I've been fighting off the mother of all colds/flu. I'm not sure which it is as I have the symptoms of both. Anyway, I've reverted to a time-honored tradition that is blunting the worst of whatever ails me at the moment: #feedafevercookacold  by taking long, frequent scalding hot showers. By the time I end each session, I can breath again (temporarily), my blinding headaches are gone for a while and my overall body doesn't ache quite so much. I've been doing this since yesterday. Right now, I can confidently say that I feel almost human again. The only downside is my poor skin is parchment-dry now. Time to grab some lotion or baby oil and revive my blasted and battered skin. #cold   #fever   #sick   #flu  
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This may well be the only effective way of controlling my impulse spending and saving money!
 
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Cat communication is the transfer of information by one or more cats that has an effect on the current or future behaviour of another animal, including humans. Cats use a range of communication modalities including visual, auditory, tactile, chemical and gustatory.

The communication modalities used by domestic cats have been affected by domestication.


Vocalizations

Cat vocalisations have been categorised according to a range of characteristics.

Schötz categorised vocalizations according to 3 mouth actions: (1) sounds produced with the mouth closed (murmurs), including the purr, the trill and the chirrup, (2) sounds produced with the mouth open and gradually closing, comprising a large variety of miaows with similar vowel patterns, and (3) sounds produced with the mouth held tensely open in the same position, often uttered in aggressive situations (growls, yowls, snarls, hisses, spits and shrieks).

Brown et al. categorised vocal responses of cats according to the behavioural context: (1) during separation of kittens from mother cats, (2) during food deprivation, (3) during pain, (4) prior to or during threat or attack behavior, as in disputes over territory or food, (5) during a painful or acutely stressful experience, as in routine prophylactic injections and (6) during kitten deprivation. Less commonly recorded calls from mature cats included purring, conspecific greeting calls or murmurs, extended vocal dialogues between cats in separate cages, “frustration” calls during training or extinction of conditioned responses.

Miller classified vocalisations into 5 categories according to the sound produced: the purr, chirr, call, meow and growl/snarl/hiss.


Purr

The purr is a continuous, soft, vibrating sound made in the throat by most species of felines. Domestic cat kittens can purr as early as two days of age. This tonal rumbling can characterize different personalities in domestic cats. Purring is often believed to indicate a positive emotional state, but cats sometimes purr when they are ill, tense, or experiencing traumatic or painful moments.

The mechanism of how cats purr is elusive. This is partly because cats do not have a unique anatomical feature that is clearly responsible for the vocalization. One hypothesis, supported by electromyographic studies, is that cats produce the purring noise by using the vocal folds and/or the muscles of the larynx to alternately dilate and constrict the glottis rapidly, causing air vibrations during inhalation and exhalation. Combined with the steady inhalation and exhalation as the cat breathes, a purring noise is produced with strong harmonics. Purring is sometimes accompanied by other sounds, though this varies between individuals. Some may only purr, while other cats include low level outbursts sometimes described as "lurps" or "yowps".

Domestic cats purr at varying frequencies. One study reported that domestic cats purr at average frequencies of 21.98 Hz in the egressive phase and 23.24 Hz in the ingressive phase with an overall mean of 22.6 Hz. Further research on purring in four domestic cats found that the fundamental frequency varied between 20.94 and 27.21 Hz for the egressive phase and between 23.0 and 26.09 Hz for the ingressive phase. There was considerable variation between the four cats in the relative amplitude, duration and frequency between egressive and ingressive phases, although this variation generally occurred within the normal range.

One study on a single cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) showed it purred with an average frequency of 20.87 Hz (egressive phases) and 18.32 Hz (ingressive phases). A further study on four adult cheetahs found that mean frequencies were between 19.3 Hz and 20.5 Hz in ingressive phases, and between 21.9 Hz and 23.4 Hz in egressive phases. The egressive phases were longer than ingressive phases and moreover, the amplitude was greater in the egressive phases.

It was once believed that only the cats of the genus Felis could purr. However, felids of the genus Panthera (tigers, lions, jaguars and leopards) also produce sounds similar to purring, but only when exhaling. The subdivision of the Felidae into ‘purring cats’ on the one hand and ‘roaring cats ’ (i.e. non-purring) on the other, originally goes back to Owen (1834/1835) and was definitely introduced by Pocock (1916), based on a difference in hyoid anatomy. The ‘roaring cats’ (lion, Panthera leo; tiger, P. tigris; jaguar, P. onca; leopard, P. pardus) have an incompletely ossified hyoid, which according to this theory, enables them to roar but not to purr. On the other hand, the snow leopard (Uncia uncia), as the fifth felid species with an incompletely ossified hyoid, purrs (Hemmer, 1972). All remaining species of the family Felidae (‘purring cats’) have a completely ossified hyoid which enables them to purr but not to roar. However, Weissengruber et al. (2002) argued that the ability of a cat species to purr is not affected by the anatomy of its hyoid, i.e. whether it is fully ossified or has a ligamentous epihyoid, and that, based on a technical acoustic definition of roaring, the presence of this vocalization type depends on specific characteristics of the vocal folds and an elongated vocal tract, the latter rendered possible by an incompletely ossified hyoid.





Meow

The meow is one of the most widely known vocalizations of domestic kittens. It is a call apparently used to solicit attention from the mother.

Adult cats commonly vocalise with a "meow" (or "miaow") sound, which is onomatopoeic. The meow can be assertive, plaintive, friendly, bold, welcoming, attention soliciting, demanding, or complaining. It can even be silent, where the cat opens its mouth but does not vocalize. Adult cats do not usually meow to each other and so meowing to human beings is likely to be an extension of the use by kittens.








Language differences

Different languages have correspondingly different words for the "meow" sound, including miau (Belarusian, Croatian, Hungarian, Dutch, Finnish, Lithuanian, Malay, German, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian), mnau (Czech), meong (Indonesian), niau (Ukrainian), niaou (?????, Greek), miaou (French), nya (??, Japanese), miao (?, Mandarin Chinese, Italian), miav/miao or mjav/mjau (Danish, Swedish and Norwegian), mjá (Icelandic), ya-ong (??, Korean), ????? / Miya?un_ (Urdu) and meo-meo (Vietnamese). In some languages (such as Chinese ?, mao), the vocalization became the name of the animal itself.


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#SouthDakota   #seismic   #hazard   #map  -- Who knew South Dakota has a risk (albeit low) for #earthquakes ? #IloveMaps   #USGS   #cartography  
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Kudos to Ms. Cortez for presenting this reconstruction to help give an idea of what a beloved but overly familiar masterpiece once looked like. It is a shock and delight to see the Mona Lisa in such a rich technicolor manner but it also reminds me that our thoughts on Art History were wrong about Leonardo or Michelangelo preferring dark, shadowy forms with muted colors in their paintings. Far from it. They were every bit as interested in bright colors as any modern person. It was just the passage of time that led so many to mistakenly think they preferred watery, shadowy forms. This reconstruction of the Mona Lisa is almost like seeing her for the first time all over again. Thanks!
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I'm a youngish middle-aged bear who has found increasingly that I prefers staying home to at the same couple of local gay watering holes. I was always the odd-man out when it came to what interested me and I've stopped trying to find a connection where none existed.

I'm a history and art buff. I try to watch all the documentaries I can get my hands on and I read as much as possible. I also enjoy SciFi and humor now and then. One of my favorite genre's is horror, not the slasher-porn stuff but more like the tension-filled stuff from overseas.

I love photography. I've been expanding my love of photography with 3D modeling in the last year. I'm becoming somewhat good at it but I have a long ways to go as I'm completely self taught.

I am single. I've been looking here and there online but haven't seen or met any men that have the right magic or chemistry. The majority of guys online are looking for one thing and while that's great, I find that it's not as satisfying for me as it used to be. I'd rather sitting nude on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and good documentary than having some slippery, kinky encounter (but that is only if I'm not with the right guy -- then I reserve the right to change my mind).
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I found that for a small town it is fairly good-sized as flea markets go. There is a lot of trash and treasures (what is what is up to each persons interpretation) mixed together all over the place. The Four Seasons Flea Market occupies what must be at least two former storefronts plus the whole basement under them. There is a lot of stuff to comb through and pick around. It is a surprisingly clean place considering all the merchandise. The prices are about what I would have expected around the area. Don't expect to come here and find the Mona Lisa for a song--what you'd expect to pay in larger towns and other communities applies here too. After all, this is a business and the days of nickel & dime prices for places like this are a distant memory for even the most die-hard optimists. The prices seemed a bit high on some things but not bad on others. The lady at the register was willing to barter a little on some items depending on who was selling them. I'd say that as long as you come to the Four Seasons Flea Market with a realistic set of expectations, you shouldn't leave disappointed. I myself will be returning a few more times as I saw plenty of nice collectibles hiding on the shelves.
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On a lark, I dropped in on Olivia's mid-afternoon today to sightsee and shop a little if anything caught my interest. The staff was quite pleasant and didn't have the attitude of a person wishing they could work anywhere else. They were professional, discretely inquiring if there was anything in particular I was looking for, then left me alone to wander at my leisure. They never made me feel uncomfortable when I settled on my purchase and didn't try to push unnecessary extras. I think I was more nervous about the other gentlemen than anything else but as the custom, nobody approached anyone else unless they'd walked in together, joking about visiting Olivia's. Aside from being exiled to a small industrial park on the eastern outskirts of Tea and having shorter business hours than many gas stations (not their fault -- you can blame uptight city and county officials under pressure from know-it-all religious conservatives) there is nothing to dislike about Olivia's. Word of advice: if you park at the back of the building but are not coming in for the theaters, you need to come around to the front door. The back door is strictly for the theaters.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Not impressed. Dyson has a strict policy about acceptable practices and requiring a $60 "deposit" before Fonder will even look at my vacuum while under warranty isn't one of them. My Dyson had been to Fonder just four weeks before today and the repair man made a point of emphasizing that he'd cleaned the filters and vacuum before letting me pick it up. As it turns out, no he didn't. When I showed up today to drop off my Dyson for service again, that's when Fonder tried to spring the $60 deposit requirement on me. I walked out with my vacuum and contacted Dyson who quickly sent me to another business. I will never take any of my business to Fonder when it comes to Dyson and if you read this, just beware of their sneaky double-dipping policy.
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Fawick Park is one of those overlooked gems that everyone drives by. It sits between two viaducts going in and out of downtown Sioux Falls so the rumble of traffic fades and rises constantly. If you don't know exactly where to look and fail to ask a local, it's easy to miss. Once you do find it, parking is on the street but make sure you feed the hungry meters. There is a full-sized cast of Michelangelo's "David" with no fig leaf, just the way the original was made. David has been a presence in downtown Sioux Falls since the early 1970s when he was placed here and had a virtual jungle planted around him for the sake of conservative decency. Eventually the jungle gave way but not so much because opinion had changed as it was found that Fawick Park had been the former site of a coal gasification plant that left a toxic legacy. The entire park had to be literally dug out and hauled away. The park was eventually rebuilt but with David turned to look towards the West and downtown and moved closer to the street since his old spot was now in a floodplain. In spite of the traffic noise, Fawick Park is a pleasant enough park but just be aware that a few people hanging around the park tend to make photographers uncomfortable at times even when they are plainly shooting the replica of David.
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You can't beat the price for gently used furniture. Granted some of it looks a little dated, but it isn't anything that a little paint could fix.
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