Monday, September 22, 2014

Big Geotechnical Accident

On the dog walk today.  So neat.

So the story starts like this.  The ground is getting soupier and soupier.  They're on the edge of a slope and I knew there would be a problem.


This is on City property.  This is the house I told you about that is taking forever because the owner is acting as contractor and dredges up the sleaziest workers ever.

But don't worry, this whole thing will be covered up quickly.

A giant towtruck has arrived.

They are doing slight modifications to the parkland.

I'm giving Toronto a link to this blog.

Update:  Wow, the Toronto 311 email has really gone downhill.  Now they say they might respond in 48 hours.  Where are the Fords to shake this up?  :)

Update2:  I'm sure Dog Ford would be interested, since had we been earlier, my dog Roxie could have been killed.  (Dog Ford is the pitbull who will replace Rob when ... you know...)

Weekend summary - s22

Actually, there is nothing to report.  I stayed home this weekend, nursing my cold.  The rest of the week looks beautiful, and I'll go to the cottage with the dog again.  No earthquakes whatsoever.  If we want to extrapolate that observation, then earthquakes are history.  :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oklahoma earthquakes - the big thrusts finally come

A big M4 thrust in the 'no man's land' between the zones.  This had an Intensity of 6, which is one of the highest so far.  It would have been felt as an explosion, and probably heard.

Although I have been expecting the arrival of the thrusts, the location is surprising.  I have no clue why there is this big gap.  I attribute it to banding in the Precambrian which can be seen in the seismic sections.  If it does start to fill in, then it is Zone #3.

Update:  Not a speck of real news on this.  I would love an interview of the 3 reports of MMI 6.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today is Rock Mechanics Day at Bruce black hole


Could only stand to look at the stream for a minute.  I'm glad to see that the CNSC rock mechanics expert is perfectly happy with everything.

I find it amazing that it possible to narrow your vision down to the point where you are happy.  I could never do that, and it is good for positive mental health that others are able to.  :)

Update:  That's all for the hearings.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Texas is for Texans

The world looks on in horror as Texas totally rewrites science text books.


The new books are to be written in 'Texas New Speak', which totally eliminates any word that is not in the King James Bible, as well as any controversial words which could somehow be related to sex.  In all, two thirds of of the English language met the cutting room floor.  As well, they dropped most prepositions, articles and such, which all Texans tend to swallow when they talk.

Some of the chapters are entitled "Science Bad", "Sex Bad", and "Think Bad".

With this final shoe dropping, the only Texans going to non-Texas universities, will be cheated through for football.

Geofish has rewritten all his findings for Texan earthquakes in a way they will understand:

Earthquakes Bad.