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rabbit rabbit rabbitGood Morning All!

Happy First of June! I actually had to wear a jacket into work today, it was 45 degrees and it seemed colder!

Why does one repeat Rabbit on the first day of the month?

There appears to be an additional leak at Fuku. Interesting thing is, the mix of isotopes we’re seeing implies that fission is still occurring.

If you read that TEPCO has decontaminated most of the stored water, you’re reading a carefully worded press release. Here’s a more accurate assessment.

And the tanks are at risk of an explosion, due to the high radiation splitting water.

And here’s a pretty accurate assessment of the JG plan for Fuku evacuees. Bottom line: We’re going to cut you off, then pretend you’re not there.

The Sendai reactors have all the paperwork they need to restart and they’re going to do so. The JG is desperate for this to come off without a hitch, as this is the camels nose under the tent. It’s not getting a lot of press in Japan, possibly in the hope of preventing protests.

Quantum Tunneling, the process by which a electron penetrates an impenetrable barrier, is now explained as an instantaneous process. This involved the elecrtron moving faster than the speed of light, but that’s okay becasue the velocity is imaginary. Anybody with a better brain want to translate THAT for me?

We are attaching sensors to seals, then releasing the seals to gather oceanographic data.

Is this a model, a photoshop, a drawing, or what? It's all over the net and I'm afraid to click it.

Is this a model, a photoshop, a drawing, or what? It’s all over the net and I’m afraid to click it.

Boxturtle (Attn Cats: Do not pick on pugs. They will lie on you until you surrender)

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  • Boxturtle

    Good Morning All!

    Apologies, I’m experimenting with images and the above two photos aren’t quite the way I’d like but I ran out of time.

    Has anybody clicked on the robogirl and seen what’s behind it? The implication from the photo is interesting, sexbots will be the first application of the next generation of robots. Men are trying to live without real women, Women are trying to reproduce without men: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-79711/We-create-babies-men-claim-scientists.html

    Boxturtle (Is each sex really that annoying to the opposite sex?)

  • Perris Calderon

    Morning boxturtle and all firedogs, first time I have actually been able to get through, discuss finds it impossible to load comments on some of the internet providers I use, and is probably one reason why there is very little action in comments, must get rid of discuss as soon as possible. hope all is well at the lake, I still read here but as said, most times discuss does not let me read comments

  • Boxturtle

    I’ve had no problems along those lines and I’ve connected at various times through 3 different ISP’s. Which ISP?

    Boxturtle (I’ve heard rumors of ISP’s with a hate against disqus)

  • Ruth

    thanks, B-T, here we had flooding that made the Erie news and I drove through some of it yesterday (not so deep it was dangerous and familiar roads).
    Can it be that the electron penetration is immediate because one electron replaces another, so the other side just extrudes the replaced one? a guess..
    Happy if catastrophe does not occur, but I still can’t give good wishes to the return of the nuclear generation in Japan, or its going forward anywhere, the world is dangerous enough, thx.

  • Boxturtle

    There were a couple instances of flooding around here, the rain came in pretty intense bands. Depending on where you were, it could have rained all day while 5 miles east it was a sunny cookout.

    No, they ruled out electron replacement many moons ago. They’ve shown that the electron in question is the original electron. The amazing part of that story to me is that we are scanning comfortably in attosecond increments. We may soon determine how long a cronon is!

    Boxturtle (And at what point does Heisenberg get involved?)

  • Molly

    Morning, pups. Cold (48º) here this morning, too, but headed to about 70º by lunchtime.

    Here’s a very interesting and upbeat scienc-y thing for you.

    Cancer trial of drug combination yields ‘spectacular’ results

  • Molly

    Hi Perris. I have had zero problems with Disqus, other than having to learn enough about it to navigate comments. I use AT&T and Firefox on a MacBook Air.

  • Molly

    I am NOT clicking on that girl. I’m sure it is tracking, for one thing.

  • Chris Maukonen

    What is with the Japanese ? They will not be satisfied until the whole island country is uninhabitable. This isn’t just greed but cold bloody mindedness.

    OY

  • Boxturtle

    Drug combination therapy has proven to be a magic bullet in other cases. While each drug may only be slightly effective, the whole is more that the sum of the parts. Be warned that this effect also applies to side effects, they can be much more pronounced.

    Anything that works on Melanoma (skin cancer) is major, as we can expect way more cases per capita in the future.

    Boxturtle (The ozone layer is out of the news, but still hurting)

  • Boxturtle

    Well it’s a long story. But right now, Japan’s greatest vulnerability is their need for imports. Of pretty much every thing. And they know it. And they know it. Many historians feel that resources was Japan’s main reason for WWII.

    Their only hope of being energy self sufficient is nuclear at the current state of technology. For some, this is absolutely the only issue. Think of the support here in America for fracking, for some it’s money for others it’s no OPEC blackmail.

    Boxturtle (It will be population that kills Japan)

  • Alice X

    Morning

    I am not going near that click bait.

    I have been using firefox mostly on a mac pro os 10.6 with adblock and privacy badger – the safari version wouldn’t work with privacy badger but will with ghostery – I find lots of trackers, all which I set to block completely but must allow disqus and fdlmediagroup – disqus for comments to load. There are issues with youtube.

    Saw Ex-Machina, subtle and intriguing, and there is a thread of the sex-bot there.

    The main theme, however, is human hubris and being just a little too clever for our own good.

    Going now for coffee – maybe I can manage coherent sentences afterwards.

    edit 9.33

    I have all the os installers for 10.7-10.10 but too much old software that won’t follow and too little money to upgrade. Several important ones (to me) are by companies that are belly up. Oh well – it’s planned or un-planned obsolescence.

  • Chris Maukonen

    Japan has 100 active volcanoes. One would think geo thermal would be considered.

  • Canyon2

    Good morning everyone.
    Thank you for the post BoxTurtle.

  • Boxturtle

    Me either. But I want somebody ELSE to do it and tell me what is there. Credit where credit is due, there an impressive amount of information and curiosity contained in that image.

    Boxturtle (Artists/Photogs involved in it’s creation, take a bow!)

  • oldhippiejan

    Good morning BT and pups. Thanks for the post. To answer your question. in a word “yes”. I’ve figured out that men and women are simply not suited to live together. When one is young they tend to put up with the other for sex. After that wears off, just the sound of the significant other buttering toast in the morning is enough to drive one to the brink.
    My words of wisdom for the day.

  • Marion in Savannah

    Well, don’t look at ME to be the “somebody else!” (Although I’d love to have some brave soul get out of the boat and report back.)

  • oldhippiejan

    Very possibly population could kill off the entire planet. Many years ago the late, great Pete Seeger advocated for zero population growth. It never quite caught on, but the planet can only sustain so many people.

  • karenjj2

    Good morning, BT and pups.
    yep I was thinking ’bout ” the cat in the box trick” for the electron.
    Box, you’ve made me look forward to Monday mornings with these posts. Thanks!

    “Fuk u” is sooo aptly named. And I always say it that way.

    re difficulties with disqus that some of us are having (that led to my buying a new smart phone): I’m guessing the majority of the problems are due to the phone operating systems’ not really compatible with .ssl sites.

    As noted a few weeks ago, there are only a few phone browsers that will work with disqus: opera mobile for android is the best I found, tho Firefox for Android worked, too.

    opera mini works for viewing comments but is glitchy for replies; my win6.5 was 30-60% successful on replies.

    (will continue below) 9:17edt 1jn

  • Marion in Savannah

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Blow, Cohen and Krugman. In “Surviving Child Sexual Abuse” Mr. Blow says we need to understand the nature of such acts and help the survivors, and not use the issue for political points. Mr. Cohen has a question in “Wellness Trumps Politics:” What is Rosa Luxemburg to Sunday lovers? He says the political century has given way to the personal century. Prof. Krugman, in “That 1914 Feeling,” says despite good intentions on both sides, it is not certain that a deal will be reached between Greece and its creditors.

    HERE they are, and

    HERE’S Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee and tea are ready, and the biscuits are out of the oven. How on earth did it get to be June already? Not that I’m complaining, mind you. It’s still spring here, which is unusual. We’ve had a wonderful, long spring this year, cooler than usual. Fingers are most definitely crossed that it bodes well for a bearable summer. Have a great day.

  • Ruth

    From computer professionals I have known, do not do pornographic sites, you will get more spam than you ever imagined.

  • Ruth

    thanks, Marion, like you I love a loong, cooool spring, for the flowers and the recovery from winter.
    Here I think Blow is too kind, as deterrence from lots of cruel exposure given the perpetrators appears to be quite appropriate, though the survivors should get resources that we aren’t being generous with at all under present policies of squeezing the needy to give to the corporations.

  • Boxturtle

    It’s not clear to me that it is a porn site, just using softporn as an advertising hook. Like most sales sites do anymore *hrrumph*

    If it IS a porn site, the sponsors have done a remarkable job keeping the ad up even on legit sites.

    Boxturtle (Anymore, even the cheapest ISPs have pretty good spam filters)

  • Molly

    I am like Alice X above, except I use OS 10.10.3 (Yosemite), and I use AdBlock Plus and Privacy Badger, but occasionally disable one or the other very briefly if they’re blocking something I really want to see. In the case of this girl, I’m just not that interested, frankly.

    Privacy Badger distinguishes among trackers and completely blocks cse.google.com and cdn.taboola.com, but allows Disqus and three other trackers related to Disqus that are on its “whitelist” as necessary for web functionality. It allows Disqus itself because it hasn’t observed it tracking, but I know it does because it will email me comments from any Disqus site I frequent (I have that turned off). But since I have to sign in to Disqus to comment, I guess it’s assumed to be unobjectionable.

  • Boxturtle

    The cynicism of experience!

    Boxturtle (“cougar” sounds much nicer than “Dirty Old Man”)

  • Marion in Savannah

    That’s not cynicism — that’s reality! (Been there, still am there… Someone PLEASE tell me WHY he can’t ever close a kitchen drawer or cabinet…)

  • Ruth

    Feeling alone and abandoned? Think how your NSA overseer must feel.

  • ms kitty

    Hello, and thanks for the post/Fuk u update. Once the thing went critical, does it not just keep going? I admit my understanding of the whole business is limited, despite my upbringing. Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my last arrest. About time for one more, I think.

  • Ruth

    There is so much opportunity when you drop up to Los Alamos!

  • ms kitty

    So much has gone un-spied upon in the night! And to awake with nothing to do, my heart hurts for them.

  • ms kitty

    We are having a presser tomorrow.

  • Ruth

    oh, good, should be all full of opportunity

  • Ruth

    Wonder if they had bad dreams. Am okay with that.

  • Boxturtle

    Last I read, they have almost a gigawatt of geothermal on the grid and a potential of about 20gw geothermal. Japan uses about 800,000 Gw/hours per year. It’s just not enough.

    Boxturtle (You can’t stick a tap directly into Lava)

  • Perris Calderon

    It involves a cocktail of chemicals acting as an ‘artificial sperm’ to trick a human egg into forming an embryo.

    ok, I want a coctail to act as atificial embryo so I can have a little perris running around

  • Boxturtle

    “not use the issue for political points”
    Translation: Leave the Poor Duggars AAALLLLOOOOONNNNEEE.

    If they had charged and tried the accused back when it happened, there would be no points to score.

    Perhaps Blow would care to comment on all the excuses and reasons for forgiveness we’ve heard from the religious right?

    Boxturtle (Meantime, there are friendly photos of Josh with EVERY GOP candidate)

  • Ruth

    You’re scaring me.

  • Boxturtle

    Sure. if you’ll tell me the difference between a dishrag, a dishcloth, and a dishtowel and explain why they can’t be used interchangeably.

    Boxturtle (And when you’re done with that, we can start on why laundry has to be folded JUST SO)

  • Perris Calderon

    I scare myself too…ugh

  • Boxturtle

    The same why I felt when mom told me I couldn’t have any more candy. The challenge then was getting candy without her knowing. Once I figured that out, things went back to normal.

    Boxturtle (suspect’s that’s what will happen here)

  • Ruth

    Hey, there’s lots to be frightened by when we listen to the crazies, on nuclear power and on reproductive issues.

  • Perris Calderon

    there is a problem I have with the limited information in the article, I do believe {but could be wrong} an unfertilized embryo only has 23 chromos, gets the rest chromos from sperm, so how does this “coctail that duplicates sperm” provide chromos needed for a human?…

  • Ruth

    Only after you explain why the coffee cup rings are aethetically pleasing?

  • Boxturtle

    Criticality is tough to maintain. Too few neutrons, it fizzles, too many neutrons and it explodes.

    What I think is happening here is this: Imagine a lump of hot corium. It’s full for fissile and fissionable materials, but it’s not currently fissioning. The lump cools, thus shrinks and the density increases. Once the density reaches the critical point, the fission reaction starts. But the lump heats up very quickly and expands, the density drops and the reaction dies. Then the corium cools, shrinks, and the cycle starts over.

    At it’s most basic level, a nuclear explosion is created by quickly increasing the density of bombs core and holding it long enough for the nuclear reaction to generate enough energy. About 50 microseconds.

    Boxturtle (Always wear clean underwear if you’re going to get arrested)

  • Perris Calderon

    When my gf moved in she had a problem with the seat in the reading room, it seems she was raised to believe the default position is down, and got mad that I didn’t make sure it was in her incorrect presumption, in fact, in my house, the default position is up, however I informed her I would not be angry if she forgot to put it back where it belonged…this discussion ended the issue immediately

  • Alice X

    Love the bunnies on the lawn!

  • Perris Calderon

    everyone with cancer in their family should begin using olive oil on everything, and go so far as to pick up “olive leaf extract” from a vitamin shop, there is a chemical in the oil that targets the “waste cell” in cancer drugs and causes them to expand and explode, which chain reacts against the other cancer cells, if this were a drug it would be considered a miracle, OLIVE OIL ON EVERYTHING is my new saying

  • Boxturtle

    This was done entirely with coffee rings. It sold for a few thousand dollars. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/17/40/a1/1740a1c6bfc75c0c88bfe8764ccafeca.jpg

    Boxturtle (Now, about those dishrags?)

  • oldhippiejan

    And then there is the ages old question of why the toilet seat must remain up and why, oh why, is it impossible to hit the damn toilet. Also love the inability to locate the clothes hamper or trash can, and why empty milk and juice jugs belong back in the fridge.

  • Ruth

    There’s something for every taste.
    Rags define themselves, not for further household us.e

  • oldhippiejan

    “through gritted teeth” – because there is a right way and a wrong way to do things! But if you’re doing the laundry because your wife has been ailing, I’ll cut you a little slack.

  • Marion in Savannah

    He’s a survivor of childhood sexual abuse himself, and he’s not advocating that we leave the Duggars alone.

  • Marion in Savannah

    I’ve solved the first problem with separate bathrooms. We will draw the veil of privacy and decency over the condition of his bathroom floor…

  • karenjj2

    Smartphone op sys/browser issues: my new (to me, but opsys is 2013?)win8.0 would only accept Opera mini as alternative to IE which I’m using now. After much browsing attempting to get Opera Mobile without success and using IE, I have noted that all the features I liked about Opera are in this IE browser tho with minor alterations such as address bar at bottom, and I strongly suspect IE is Opera Mobile.

    When going to firedoglake directly, I can read articles, but comments never load –the discus spins, but nada. My work around is read at lake then to disqus for comments & my reply.

    I’ve had no problem using XP laptop and “ancient version” of Firefox at firedoglake’s home site; I logged in at disqus originally, but don’t recall having to do so again — nearly 10 days since I used laptop so …

    in conclusion, with hopes that a bit of this will be of use to the techs: the problems seem to center around: .ssl, older smartphones, and older smartphone browsers.” (it is especially sad that a knowledgeable contributor, Margo, is working with an ancient machine and is cut out of discus/.ssl completely–but that is the only computer exception that I am aware of among our pups).

    re .ssl: I first became aware of blocked access when Brandon’s links to theintercept didn’t work on my phone. approximately 6 weeks ago, I could no longer type in ixquick searchbox which forced me to google. Now I notice that google is using.ssl. but I have win8 now so no problem.

    the main loss to me is the ability to fwd links to comments to fdl articles, but my friends may find that a relief. LOL!

    the only fix I would really, really appreciate would be some kind of “digital comment mirror of discus comments that could be read below fdl articles”. in fact, since I do see the spinning disqus, that may be what is being attempted.

    Kudos to our fdl (formerly bushy-haired, now bald) techs! by the way, bald is beautiful and we truly, truly appreciate all you’ve done for us. THANK YOU!!!

    10:38edt 1jn

  • Beverly Lawson

    ;(( I thought I had posted something, but seems it did not get on….Good Morning All, Sun in our world today….very nice. Heavy heart for the Biden family…..can only think that the VP has really had enough loss. The son, Beau, seems like such a nice man….grew up without his mom. All gentle thoughts of solace for that family. Thanks Box for the post…sorry Im so late.

  • Boxturtle

    Oddly, I’m not guilty of any of the above infractions. However, the stepson does have the habit of putting NEARLY empty containers back into the fridge. So he won’t have to make more, clean the container, or update the shopping list.

    Boxturtle (saw him adding a little back once so it wouldn’t look so empty)

  • Ruth

    good to ‘see’ you, how’s the water?
    had flooding here yesterday.

  • oldhippiejan

    I attempted that. Me getting the larger bathroom because that’s where company goes and he being relegated to the half-bath since he used the bathroom like a savage. That arrangement was short lived. He felt like a “second class citizen” in his own home.

  • Boxturtle

    I fold towels in halves, she folds them in thirds. For some reason, folding towels in half ruins them.

    Boxturtle (The gym kept a big bag of clean towels. Worked fine)

  • Boxturtle

    That’ll teach me to confuse Blow with Bobo. *sigh* My apologies to Blow, I made assumptions because your link kept getting blocked from here. No, I don’t know why yet. I’ve been informed it shouldn’t be.

    Boxturtle (If I had a dollar for every time I heard “That shouldn’t be”…)

  • Beverly Lawson

    Lots of clean up going on….some stores made special offers for those going to help…and thankfully yesterday was beautiful……very much damage in several directions.

  • oldhippiejan

    Has to do with logistics, towels in thirds just fit most linen closets better, (and that’s the women have done it since the beginning of time.) I remember asking my Mom the same thing – I was very young.

  • oldhippiejan

    Bright stepson you have there. Have to admit, not even I have witnessed that one! And congrats on your proper usage of the toilet.

  • Ruth

    Cleanup is good, but you didn’t need the extra help there.
    Hope your move is going smoothly anyway.

  • Ruth

    Thanks for good company, off to make the trip to the garden, see if we need any repairs.

  • Alice X

    I always pointed to the sign I carefully placed above the loo:

    If you sprinkle when you tinkle
    Please be neat
    And wipe the seat

    (and the floor
    and the wall
    and your shoes)

    Management

    As for putting the seat down – that was too difficult.

  • Boxturtle

    The fellow who owns one of the local Home Depot stores is part Ferengi, part Angel. For a few thousand in gifts, he receives a ton of customer goodwill and free publicity.

    Boxturtle (Just what we need, a cynical angel)

  • Beverly Lawson

    Or, a cynical Box….

  • Boxturtle

    We Aim To Keep This Bathroom Clean.
    Your Aim Will Help.

    There was a time when the above could be found in every service station men’s in Ohio.

    Boxturtle (Now they cleans the men’s rooms with Kerosene and a match)

  • Beverly Lawson

    I guess it is….but I am so tired of the related chores…..My one day a week hospital work will end in June, and I am really beginning to feel some of the “loss” of moving on. That will probably be the last of my “real” employment. So, mixed emotions even though Im really looking forward to the next stage. Thanks.

  • Marion in Savannah

    A shorter sign: “We aim to please. You aim too, please.”

  • Marion in Savannah

    I “kept my hand in” after I retired 2 years ago, and I’m just about ready to fire the clients I have… I keep finding these yummy new recipes to fool with, which is MUCH more important!

  • Beverly Lawson

    I have been mainly retired a little over 2 years as well and loved it….a fresh mind and free time etc. I think the loss is about how satisfying this hospital work has been, with loss of any professional work now….I think none of that had come to mind b/c Ive been so excited about the new. My new husband would probably welcome my showing some interest in recipes; I have been a non-cook for several years. Good for you.

  • Alice X

    hee hee!

  • karenjj2

    Agree, BT, the contractors — esp Booz Allen — are way ahead of us.
    *hi, Booz Allen , I see you ‘ve already capitalized your name for me on the words suggested above my keyboard. And made Allen as next suggestion.*

  • Shutter

    …and why does she insist on changing the cat box and doing all the shopping while expecting me to sit here surfing and posting comments like these?

  • Perris Calderon

    When going to firedoglake directly, I can read articles, but comments never load –the discus spins, but nada.

    . zactly what happens to me .

  • Perris Calderon

    I am of the opinion the toilet seat should be in the position the last person left it, if she leaves it down, believe it or not I can find a way to put it up, if I leave it up, she can find a way to put it down, I really cannot understand how some people try to fight over this simple concept

  • Hugh

    Re quantum tunneling, it is about Schrödinger’s cat. Is it dead or alive or kind of both? Is the electron here or there or kind of both? An electron can be viewed as a series of wave functions. Some of the wave functions are here. Some are there. We look in on it and our observation causes the wave functions to coalesce, here. We look in again, and the wave functions coalesce, there. The electron did not “move” through space-time. It was in some sense always where it was. So there is no violation of Einstein’s relativity with its universal speed limit of the speed of light.

  • Boxturtle
  • Hugh

    Cute! As we explore the universe and our technology progresses, the universe of the very small (quantum mechanics) and the very large (relativity) increasingly impinge on the everyday universe in which we live and our understanding of it. I suppose the effects of quantum tunneling place certain limits on the size and design of computer chips but they have very little on your garden. The effects on dogs and their balls, and cats and their boxes, may vary.

  • http://www.maketempeh.org/ Tempster

    James H Kunstler has a good article about over population and the editorial in the NY Times yesterday.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, BT and earlybird pups…! This did blow my mind… 3 Mind-Blowing Lateral Thinking Puzzles

    Enjoy…! 😉

  • oldhippiejan

    Thanks for the tip.