Thursday, August 21, 2014

Put away development plans for the North Pole


It would be great, a giant floating platform at the tropical North Pole.  In the summer you could party to continuous sunlight.  In the mild winter, you would be entertained by the Northern Lights.  Forget it!  As further proof that those climate guys were fooled by the Tricksy Binomial Theorem, the Arctic Ice Volume is clawing back.

This is the compensation for my cold summer, the knowledge that my freezing lake water also means happiness for Polar Bears.  --yuck.  

*The Tricksy Binomial Theorem

This always gets people who can't do math.  Basically, if you have a parameter that is the result of many variable inputs, you'll plot it and get a nice wavy line.  That is like the stock market or global temperatures.  It is also very important in manufacturing.  That is why you want 6 Sigma, which means you want this historic chatter to be several times below tolerance.  Binomial Theorem practically predicts that you will get an 'Unprecedented Excursion' that will be 3 times over chatter.  The worst thing you can do in manufacturing is try to over-steer this, because you make it worse.  That is what climate philosophers forced Europe to do.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oklahoma earthquake - M4.2

Here I am a the cottage, with an old Linux laptop, and using my phone's Android tethering.

This is right on the cusp of the thrust and shear, and we've had a lot of M4's here.  The mechanism is not surprising, it is a mixture of shear and tension.  For some reason, the thrust zone has been showing these tension events which indicate a high-angle or rough thrust that doesn't want to let go.  You see this in rock testing machines.  Once again, the injectors will be laughing, as the pressure should have dropped.

Fairly low intensity, and the earthquake magnitude hasn't been dropped (yet).  This will probably start a whole bunch of these again.  The mechanism advances when we have a thrust, and we start a new round of high-four earthquakes.

Cottage report _ a19

Up here alone with the dog. Fine weather for late October. The water is cold. Nobody on the lake. I wonder how cold it has to get to laugh at those funny climatologists.

Monday, August 18, 2014

LInux sometimes too secure

I keep 2 Linux machines running, both are running the same Debian, maybe updates and the kernel are different.  I can get the latest gtk-gnutella running on one, and not the other.  It runs into some obscure memory error, which has been going on for 5 years now, with no solution posted.  It's a rare problem that's all in the configuration.  So, no matter what you do, sometimes things just won't install.

This makes it impossible for someone to run a bad program that hits a lot of Linux machines.  To break into one, you need a genius to spend an hour or two trying to crack each machine.  Not like MS bots!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nobody in Oklahoma responding to USGS felt map

It's funny.  I guess after hundreds of these things you start to ignore them.  This was a sizeable M3.8 right under Medford, and nobody felt it (or actually bothered to report it).  Time to get some strong ground motion instruments there.  I recommend a broad-band, high range seismometer, but that would cost real money.


Sunday Takes the Cake

11 significant earthquakes.  This beats the previous record of 7.  Again, the main mechanism is dead unless we get a large earthquake on the thrust fault.  I have faith that it will come, but who knows when.