Charles W. Moore

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  • Mike Rowe vs Youtube

    Posted on October 7th, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    I guess Youtube relented and embraced MR again – albeit with two long trailers with no escape. So here is a link direct:https://www.prageru.com/courses/life-studies/dont-follow-your-passion

    My attention has been drawn to the use of the word albeit above. Someone as what it meant so here it is – All-be-it
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  • When the dust settles

    Posted on September 23rd, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    It is hard for me to believe that any sitting USA President would like to leave a legacy of division, strife and derision such as it appears is happening. Wait, if you can re-write history then the legacy will be re-written too ūüôĀ

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  • A HOT September

    Posted on September 22nd, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    The past three days have been over 90¬įF. ¬†Wow, ¬†high temperatures will continue through Monday or Tuesday as the three hurricanes are keeping the arctic high up north. ¬†The big one was Irma at Cat 5, Jose Cat 5 and Maria. ¬†The first two caused major damage to the Islands sailboat community and my friend in Marathon, FL.

    I spent all of today and yesterday in the technical room keeping cool.  I am talking on The Net tonight and the topic is Who Were Your Role Models.  A pretty cool subject and people had long winded answers.  My two were Mr. Wizard and Sky King who have influenced me throughout my life.  Now, I continue to listen to the answers of WB8ODF who is net control.  However, it now time for me to shut down but I wanted to make these comments.

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  • The man who saved the world

    Posted on September 19th, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    Thank you

    Stanislav Petrov

     

     

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/18/551792129/stanislav-petrov-the-man-who-saved-the-world-dies-at-77?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170918

     

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  • Roots Of Venezuela‚Äôs Collapse

    Posted on September 2nd, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    Analysis: The Economic Roots Of Venezuela’s Collapse

     

    Government corruption, corporate mismanagement, falling oil production, and failure to reinvest oil revenues contributed to Venezuela’s security and economic crisis.

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  • My IQ vs Einstein

    Posted on August 31st, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    This is a very simple equation to look at: A approximates ¬†the elements xyz and these are define as x=work, y=play and z=keeping your mouth shut.. However, we have one equation and three unknowns so it is impossible to solve without more equatons or definitions. So if Albert Einstein has an IQ of 160 and A=that IQ ¬†we have equation 1. Then assuming x=y there is an equal balance of work and play so that is a healthy thing and equation 2. However, the ability to keep one’s mouth shut is very important and something I could never do so I will define z=x+y and that is the third equation. We can now solve the problem based on my assumptions: A=4x or 4x=160 = 40 so y=40 and Z=80. Since I cannot keep my mouth shut, I give myself about a z= 10 so that makes my IQ = 20. I now hope you are fully enlightened¬†.

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  • Posted on August 29th, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    This could be earth shattering news. ¬†As reported in Nature, compact antennas rely on an EM wave resonance, and therefore typically have a size of more than¬†őĽ0/10, that is one-tenth of the EM wavelength¬†őĽ0. ¬†Therefore, the only way for antennas to get smaller is to go up in frequency. ¬†One hope to bypass this physical law are new antenna concepts using EM wave radiation and reception mechanisms for the reduction of antenna size by two orders of magnitude. ¬†This is exciting in many fields of endevour but particularly nanobots and namometer electronc devices. ¬†The following article demonstrates successful research into developing practical solutions in ME antennas: ¬†https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00343-8 .

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  • White Supremacy: Today’s Hot Topic

    Posted on August 22nd, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    How Evangelicals Support White Supremacy—Even Though They Reject Racism

    I found this article while perusing today’s topic list and found it interesting. I have often wondered how my Christian brothers and sisters could justify some of their (and mine too) viewpoints. It seems to stem from our viewpoint that anything outside our consideration “outside” our control is part of the corrupt world and therefore not worthy of our consideration. On reflection this morning, I think this is true, and is worthy of my future thought on a wider scale. For example, with the explosion of facebook and other online media my opinion is that people are compartmentalizing even more and as a result becoming more narrow minded, less tolerant and confrontational of differing views. This is bewildering to people like me that believe in Jesus’s 11th commandment (John 13:34) and moderation and as a result am being forced into progressively more narrow thinking.

    Therefore, this little blogline is sort of a reminder and book marker that I must revisit this subject matter when my viewpoint has shifted to another point on the circle.

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  • SSL Support

    Posted on July 31st, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    This is the essence of one of the Patreon sailing crew I support at AmbientRealLife.com.  Hey, it is cheaper and more comfortable than being there in person.  I am sure the XYL would agree on that.

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  • Posted on July 18th, 2017 cwmoore No comments
    The bar of God’s justice is long and high.¬† He has a “justice system” in place that always provides true justice, just as He has promised in his inspired word. ¬†We have experienced many high profile, highly publicized, criminal trials in places where I live and have lived. They have emphasized the flaws and weaknesses of our legal system.¬† There will always be flaws and failures in a system that depends on men to deny self-interest and do the right thing. This applies to our imperfect and flawed political system as well that requires men to deny self-interest and perform the ethical and moral leadership required of them.

     

    However, God is just and perfect.  So, all of His verdicts are correct.  And, where does that leave us all?  I know I do not want to stand alone on my judgement day as I deserve nothing because I am as imperfect as the next guy.  Thankfully, Jesus, you paid the price of our redemption and will intercede for us so we do not have to stand alone. This is what I trust to be true and I am comforted no matter what the future holds.

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