based on earlier work seen somewhere in the net. since the B-scale has worked well but ends up at the point where a wooden, well-built ship disintegrates, taking no account to the washed-to-shore iron-hulled fishing boats which still may float someday.
Monday, September 9, 2013
by car: 172,4 km (~107 miles)
on foot: ~5 km (3 miles)
time spent: almost 7 hours. in the middle ages this would have taken at least a week (if I was in my best shape) without a horse, or some 4 days by horse. A sign on the road towards Kurjenrahka
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
"So here is my yell at the hurricane.
If you are thinking of getting a permit and building this thing, understand that there is no scenario in which it makes ethical sense to do that. Understand that it is your responsibility as a human being to take this into account. Understand that if you fail to do so, our responsibility to stop the operation does not go away.
Sooner or later a carbon restriction policy will be in place. And as we campaign for it, we will retain a special place in our hearts for a world in which there is no dilbit pipeline. The campaign to deauthorize this operation will not stop. As such, each additional investment you make in this infrastructure puts more money at risk. If you can’t account for the ethics of the situation, consider its politics.
Opposition to Keystone will not go away once the pipeline is built. We don’t want tar sands being dug up, we don’t want dilbit being piped, we don’t want tar being refined. We may not be able to give up oil cold turkey, but we do not need your crap. Even if you build your pipe, we will still fight to leave the tar in the ground where it belongs, and shut down the pipe.
This battle will not be over when the pipe is built. Your investment is at risk."
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I dreamed of being a scientist and scientists use numbers instead of text to convey their work. Then the Soviet Union and eastern block collapsed for they wanted to take things easier and more laid back than the darwinian competitors in the west and the math skills required of a good scientist proved to be too much for my abilities back in the early 1990s, so the career choices in military or in science were put in the question. Anyway, I finally got the science degree from the local university (that's in the Coimbra-group), so the blog has some entries with 'science content'. My 'Pro Graduation'-study was about the use of fluorescence in the analysis (fig.8) of single mutations in DNA, so some knowledge of molecular orbitals in chelate compounds has seeped into my system. Thus, some heavy science might some time be included in the blog but I doubt it, since one intention to write the blog has been the simplifying of the science. The one hobby that hasn't entered the blog yet is the music (in finnish), but music doesn't easily fit in the theme of the blog. Once I planned to do a piece on the microintervals. This would require a proper audio software, though.
The countries of the visitors here has been a surprise to me. I can't anymore list all the countries you represent, but an incomplete list would be: USA, GB, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Israel, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Peru, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Italy, Romania, Russia, (South) Korea, Moldavia, Germany, South Africa, Ukraine, Belorussia, Morocco, China, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Estonia, Argentina, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and about 10 more that I can't recall now. You know who you are, thank you for visits.
Monday, April 1, 2013
"Actually I'm not so sure of the date of the story, there were so many zeros that I've forgotten the correct number of those, and what is zero anyway, might have been 3 or 5.
"So... the girl and the boy went on to marry and have children of their own, and This is why some artists nowadays sing "Brothers and Sisters...!" The quite not so white boy liked both of his wives and the other was called Eve. The girl loved both of her husbands too, and one was called Adam. What the other ones were called, has escaped my knowledge as I'm culturally bound to a belief system. Well, it was so long ago that I might have forgotten and mistaken these names too. Sorry. let's go on with more modern stuff. "