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Friday, 20 October 2017

Random Shots for Friday, 20 October 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history


  1. Posted to Facebook

    After the Blue Dragon closed its doors, the location was taken by “Witch’s Brew,” offering similar culinary fare, but keeping the explicit Marxist stuff out of sight. The Witch’s Brew closed its doors a few years ago, and the building just sits there, vacant.’s+Brew/@35.1010188,-106.613381,25m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x87220b4c3b30b57b:0x8cd5582b22a7fc92!2sWitch’s+Brew!8m2!3d35.10099!4d-106.613405!3m4!1s0x87220b4c3b30b57b:0x8cd5582b22a7fc92!8m2!3d35.10099!4d-106.613405?hl=en

  2. Posted to Facebook here and here

    Mark Larkento shared a link to the group: Science, Technology & the Future.
    Friday, October 20, 2017 at 3:59am

    “Scientists and philosophers . . . had always assumed that the world worked by physical laws, and if you could measure initial conditions accurately enough, those laws would let you predict the future indefinitely. As James Gleick described it in his book Chaos: Making a New Science, this view was very wrong.”

    “There was always one small compromise, so small that working scientists usually forgot it was there, lurking in a corner of their philosophies like an unpaid bill. Measurements could never be perfect,” he wrote. “Scientists marching under Newton’s banner actually waved another flag that said something like this: Given an approximate knowledge of a system’s initial conditions and an understanding of natural law, one can calculate the approximate behaviour of the system. This assumption lay at the philosophical heart of science.”

    “Today we know how wrong this assumption was. The Three Body Problem is now recognized as a classic example of a chaotic system. Like the butterfly that causes a hurricane by flapping its wings, it is exquisitely sensitive to initial conditions. The tiniest tweak can have massive consequences down the line.”


  1. Project Veritas — Hollywood celebrities caught on hidden camera accepting money from “Middle Eastern oil interests”
  2. Adult Swim [as] from the Cartoon Network [CN] —
    1. Robot Chicken
    2. Mike Tyson Mysteries
    3. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  3. Xinhua — China destroys illegal guns, explosives
  4. Ten Things That Could Have Stopped the Las Vegas Massacre by J. Neil Schulman
  5. Silence is ConsentWATCH: Journalist INFILTRATES Antifa, New Undercover Video Exposes EVERYTHING by Jon Anthony
  6. Global Guerrillas by John Robb — THE INCREASING FREQUENCY OF BLACK SWANS
  7. National Post [Canada] — How Chinese scientists used a supercomputer to solve the ancient puzzle called the Three Body Problem by Joseph Brean
  8. Superversive SFWhy all the hate for Star Trek: Discovery? by “Sci Phi”
  9. Ace Books [Berkley Publishing Group] — Igniting the Reaches by David Drake
  10. Judas Priest — The Best of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight (2002 reissue)
  11. Dio — Master of the Moon
  12. Disturbed — Believe

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