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Reporting Your Observation / Re: Evidence of Earth Axis Shift
« Last post by R.R. Book on Today at 03:41:15 AM »
The computer tower comes with a built in memory card drive.  The camera has a little door that opens, revealing both the memory card and the card-shaped battery.  The memory card, which is spring-loaded, is released by pushing on it, then plugged directly into the memory card drive of the computer tower (there is no pigtail).

If you then click on "This PC" or "My Computer" or whatever icon is on your desktop, or locate the file if not on desktop, there will be a special file that only appears when the card is plugged in.  Clicking on that will offer a list of batches, or albums, of photos taken on different dates, unless you keep the card wiped clean for more memory.  Clicking on the bottom batch file will reveal the latest individual photos, allowing you to decide which ones to keep, which to delete, and which to crop with a tool such as Paint.

Some of the fun filters that the camera uses, if you choose that setting, include posterization (looks cartoonish), brown-scale (looks antiqued), cameo (surrounds pic in a frame with fading edges), B & W (can be gray-scale or have dramatic contrasts), vivid scale (colors become more intensified), etc.  In addition, if you point in one direction, the camera will find a few specific details to zoom in on which you might not have thought to focus upon, with surprising effects.  Example: I photographed a singing convention once and when I pointed the camera and clicked, the camera all by itself chose to notice and take a neat soft cameo of a pair of elderly hands holding a very well-worn and loved song book, which spoke volumes. :)
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Fascinating, Barb.  Thanks for posting this very informative narrative.  He cites what we've read here and there about how all the fracking in OK has shifted the focus of the New Madrid Zone, so that no matter what remedial actions are taken, they have altered the subsurface forever, and that any of the worst, future New Madrid quakes would be more likely centered in central OK, in and among all the fracking sites.  Sympathies to Okies.

All that may be true... we can always hope and pray that the worst quakes will not hit the major population areas...
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Fascinating, Barb.  Thanks for posting this very informative narrative.  He cites what we've read here and there about how all the fracking in OK has shifted the focus of the New Madrid Zone, so that no matter what remedial actions are taken, they have altered the subsurface forever, and that any of the worst, future New Madrid quakes would be more likely centered in central OK, in and among all the fracking sites.  Sympathies to Okies.

Without delving into the topic in depth, I am a bit doubtful that fracking has a serious effect on earthquake seismicity because "The depth of most shale gas deposits drilled is between 6,000 and 10,000 feet"  [https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2011/06/21/ten-things-to-know-about-fracking/#810dc8a48985]  and most earthquakes are much deeper than that.  Well, not always, of course.

From a Google search:
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2009–18 Oklahoma earthquake swarms - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009–18_Oklahoma_earthquake_swarms

Mean depth, 5.43 km (3.37 mi) in 2014.
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SURVIVING the CHANGES / Re: Starting Over
« Last post by R.R. Book on June 18, 2018, 07:02:38 PM »
In Tilda Norberg's pastoral counseling technique (taught in Consenting to Grace), the physical body always holds a memory of any psychological trauma, and often "speaks" in hidden ways until noticed.  She gets to the root of the trauma by asking the client to allow the affected body part to have a voice, and the results can be amazing as well as moving.
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All of my brothers are located there.  Many prayers for the dear Okies.  Lots of salt-of-the-earth folks living there, who still practice the old Southern manners.

I laugh about it now, but when we first moved North, my most immediate shocks were...

...that people said "Yep" instead of "You're welcome" after being thanked - even to good customers.

...that grocers didn't insist on carrying my bags to the car for me and loading them, with no expectation of any sort of tip.  At the time that we moved here in the late 1980's, it was virtually unheard of in Oklahoma for a woman to push a loaded cart to her car alone.  I know that probably sounds quaint in 2018.

...that college wasn't universally affordable.  I paid $17 per credit hour for college in OK, and there was no such thing as an Ivy League school - just public and church ones.  My Catholic grad school in the Northeast cost $200 per credit hour a quarter century ago, and I shudder to think what it must cost now.

Lots of good people here too though  :)
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The thanks can be shared around equally, as everyone assumes a bit of the risk in posting!
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What's Lurking in the Future / Re: A Look Into Our Future
« Last post by R.R. Book on June 18, 2018, 06:10:28 PM »
I also noticed razor wire surrounding the upper deck... :-X
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PLANET X ASTRONOMY / Re: Polaris
« Last post by R.R. Book on June 18, 2018, 06:08:39 PM »
Thanks Ilinda!
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EARTH CHANGES / Re: Earthquakes General - 2018
« Last post by R.R. Book on June 18, 2018, 06:05:53 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeLHdxNOzPA

@ opening story, narrator explains the circumstances of the three deaths by a quake under 6 in magnitude in Japan earlier today.  Perhaps we could learn from them:

1. a damaged wall trapped a child in a swimming facility
2. a cinderblock wall trapped an elderly man
3. an elderly man was crushed by a falling bookcase

Possible prevention:

Of course there may not have been adequate time to react, and we don't fault the victims.  However, bookcases and other large furniture can be fastened to walls using sturdy bolts, as many families with toddlers often do.

We can get into the habit of visually scouting for exits of any building that we enter. 
Parents can instruct older children to practice this habit, as they increasingly participate in activities that involve time away from home.

Dutchsinse recommends leaving a building immediately if that is a quick option, rather than remaining indoors or in a doorway during a quake; however please see warning below. 

My own sense at this point is to avoid being in any high-rise buildings if possible.

We can get into the habit of spotting sturdy furniture such as a desk to dive under when a quick exit is impossible, as Dutchsinse regularly advises.  One theory exists that certain kinds of hollow space indoors are safer, but this is controversial.  This article contains a discussion of it, but presents seemingly contradictory opinions from scientists. Whether or not one is in a structure designed in a developed country seems to be a key issue in deciding which advice to follow:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_of_Life

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...lying beside heavy objects is very dangerous.

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Statistical studies of earthquake deaths show most injuries and deaths occur due to falling objects, not structures.

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...given that there are no warnings for earthquakes, a person is more likely to be injured trying to move during an earthquake rather than immediately seeking a safe space by furniture, or near an interior wall, not doorways, as they are often not structural.
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PLANET X ASTRONOMY / Re: Polaris
« Last post by ilinda on June 18, 2018, 05:49:45 PM »
It's on Netflix, online, but am not sure if it can be ordered hard copy.  GenericUser recommended it, IIRC.
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