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Tick – Tock

Got off on a mental side trip this morning I have been doing some repair / time tuning on a long case pendulum clock (a.k.a. grandfather’s clock) in my home. I know the swing period of the pendulum is what regulates the accuracy of the time keeping. Lengthen the pendulum which slows the period of oscillation and the clock runs slower. Shorten length for faster timing (which should be obvious.) I started timing the “ticks”...

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Bad Skinny

My world of “science” knowledge sources seems to be filled with a minimum eighty percent bad information. In the Navy we called it “bad skinny” I had a hard time finding this term on the internet until I defined it as “the skinny”. Many examples can be found when you ask properly. That is a part of the problem. Knowing how to ask a proper question to get the proper information.  Also common. Asking questions...

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Excessive/Aggressive Marketing Semantics

When is marketing/advertising excessive?  Every day is the correct answer. Every external world contact activity is crammed with marketing propaganda to make people dissatisfied with their present condition. It’s gone far beyond creating simple product/services awareness. How we look, how we smell, what we own, how we are educated, everything we are “missing” in life! It is never ending pressure to trade our financial resources (spendable present and future incomes) for what we must have...

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Giant Suck

I have abandoned Facebook for (I think) the third time. FB has some good points and I enjoy keeping in touch with “real” friends and family. I do not judge my self-worth by how many long-lost and stray-cat “friends” want to join me.  My real friends know how to otherwise keep contact with me if they desire. The political climate and vicious personal  attacks have driven me away again. The fraudulent advertising is also no...

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