Wednesday, December 4, 2013
GTAC Won't Sample Mining Area With Asbestos-Like Fibers. (Wisconsin Public Radio News, 12/3/2013)
They see nothing, nothing. The fibers are in grunerite deposits, but in a letter last week to the DNR, GTAC continues to deny its existence, saying: “Our position remains that asbestosform material is unlikely to be present in the reserve.”
Other Gogebic posts.
Follow the Gogebic money. (11/7/2013)
In the news: Bulletproof Securities. (7/11/2013)
Last call to stuff policy \items into the Wisconsin state budget. (6/18/2013)
230 five-star reviews in 2 days. And right now the mad love shows no signs of subsiding.
Other Unintimidated posts:
In one day: Fans of Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to post 115 five-star reviews on Amazon. (12/3/2013)
Scott Walker's Fans Accuse "Union Thugs" of Writing Fake Reviews of "Unintimidated", Then Do Likewise. (12/2/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" by roller coaster ride on Amazon. (11/28/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to peak early on Amazon during first week of book's publication. (11/26)
On day 6, Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" reverses course, but the bad reviews keep rolling in. (11/24/2013)
Day 5: Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" experiences that overnight sinking feeling. (11/24/2013)
Day 4: Scott Walker Unintimidated As his book slowly slip slides away. (11/23/2013)
On day 3, Scott Walker Unintimidated to tread water. (11/22/2013)
On day 2, "Unintimidated" Shows Sales Momentum, but Reviews Still Split. (11/21/2013)
Day one: Amazon's best-selling books "Unintimidated" by Scott Walker. (11/19/2013)
Once again, Scott Walker is unintimidated by the facts. (11/2/2013)
Unintimidated by the facts. (10/28/2013)
May is an old-fashioned kind of girl, having experienced her best years in the early 1880s. It's been downhill since then, with one very feeble effort in 1982 to recapture her former glory.
June experienced her ups and downs during the last two decades of the 19th century but rose to greater prominence during the early years of the 20th century. She had a pretty good run in the top 50 from 1921 to 1934. (My Aunt June was born in 1913.) After dropping out of sight in 1987, she has made a stunning comeback during the last five years.
Late-blooming April didn't appear on the scene until 1939. After a fast start, she struggled for a few years, but then ended up reaching heights that May and June have never achieved. April's best years were from 1974 to 1981, which she spent in the top 30.
"Pieces of April" by Three Dog Night was released in late 1972. It's not one of their best-charting singles, peaking at #19.
Other baby name posts:
[Nose tinkle] Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle clue: 7 down, Daughter in "Bewitched". (12/1/2013)
Anna, a model of consistency through the years. (11/30/2013)
Rubies and Pearls. (11/29/2013)
The Lucy and Ethel synchronized dive. (11/28/2013)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen line graph. (11/27/2013)
Rick, Dick & Rich -- but above all, Richard. (11/26/2013)
When Jennifers rules the world. (11/24/2013)
Ralph and Alice part ways in 1988. (11/23/2013)
Now Appearing in a Colorful Line Graph -- The 6 Jans. (11/23/2013)
Which Do You Prefer: Catherine/Cathy or Katherine/Kathy? (11/22/2013)
Just when you thought he was going, going, gone, Eugene bounces back. (11/21/2013)
Sidney swings both ways. (11/21/2013)
Popular baby names: Nancy (1880-2012). (11/17/2013
Madge: Off the chart even when she was an advertising icon. (11/16/2013)
Cindy: Not Always a Nickname for Cynthia (Since 1938). (11/15/2013)
Lizabeth: There's only one reason why this name made the list. (11/14/2013)
Paul and Paula: 1954 was their very best year together. (11/14/2013)
Bonnie and Clyde take a dive together. (11/13/2013)
Joseph demonstrates more staying power than Mary. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of Elizabeth as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of William as a baby name. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of Thomas as a baby name. (11/11/2013)
Susan is losin' popularity. (11/11/2013)
The popularity of Robert as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/10/2013)
The popularity of Denise as a baby name: 1926-2012. (11/10/2013)
The popularity of John as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/9/2013)
The popularity of Sheila as a baby name: 1917-2002, 2003-2004. (11/9/2013)
The popularity of James as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/7/2013)
The popularity of Michael as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/7/2013)
The popularity of Sherry as a baby name: 1926-1995. (11/7/2013)
Friends choose 15th and 16th most popular baby names for their unexpected twin boys. (11/3/2013)
Destiny Hope Cyrus's impact on popular baby names for girls. (10/15/2013)
There really was something about Mary. (9/22/2013)
"Gone With the Wind" and baby names. (11/27/2011)
The baby names list, 1900-1999. (5/11/2010)
A Night Watchman with Wheels. (The New York Times, 12/1/2013)
And doesn't have a girlfriend. The robot, which can be seen in a promotional video, is still very much a work in progress. The system will have a video camera, thermal imaging sensors, a laser range finder, radar, air quality sensors and a microphone. It will also have a limited amount of autonomy, such as the ability to follow a preplanned route. It will not, at least for now, include advanced features like facial recognition, which is still being perfected.
Knightscope Founders need your help. (Not much of a response yet.)
Not everyone is on board with this development.
Electronic Privacy and Information Center
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Transcription of first 15 seconds: Well, a few years ago, we all heard that libraries might not survive the ebook revolution, and that books themselves might be going the way of the 8-track tape, so what is the latest chapter now. Mike Castellucci set out to get a new read on the brick-and-mortar library and its contents.
Then, from 0:35 to 0:44, we have some footage of the interior of a Half Price second-hand bookstore.
After which we get to ride with Mike on a bookmobile. Mike seems to have dispensed with his read on the brick-and mortar library and its contents.
Stick with it til the end, though. Mike's report improves after its cringeworthy opening minute. (Mike, by the way, is the winner of 18 Emmys. You could have fooled me with this effort.)
Sidebar: I can imagine Mike being the type of guy who wears a lampshade at parties, although in Mike's case, I suspect it would be done out of purely sober silliness.