Ono No Komachi, Venezuela ,when the levees broke:
Ono No Komachi
Though I go to you
ceaselessly along dream paths,
the sum of those trysts
is less than a single glimpse
granted in the waking world.
yumeji ni wa
ashi mo yasumezu
utsutsu ni hitome
mishigoto wa arazu
A lineby-line translation:
in [my] dreams / along dream paths
without resting my legs
[I] go often [to you]
in the real world, a single glimpse
kayoedomo is from kayou "to commute", "to come and go".
kayoe is the izenkei form; domo is a suffix like keredo,
hitome means "a glimpse". Usually it is written as ??, but hito
also means "a person", so hitome implies by this ambiguity that its
a glimpse of a person, and a loved one. Anyway, this is a love poem...
mishi is the rentaikei of miki, the past tense of miru,
"to see". In modern Japanese, it would be mita.
arazu means "there is no" (arimasen in modern Japanese), and "it is not, it is different" (de wa nai).
Ono No Komachi from the 9th century and Izumi Shikibu from the 10th. While reputed to be promiscuous heartbreakers,.....
Los Angeles fires
Venezuela is now #2 supplier to USA
in just two years, Mexico’s oil exports to the United States have dropped by one-third.
Miami Herald is shocked [surprise!] that Hugo Chavez considers golf courses a waste of space.
golf is a toxic waste of space. Toxic pseudo-biophilia, where a few rich men imagine that a pesticide drenched mown monoculture is nature.
Most of the people are kept out of the major open spaces in their city.
Thai people have also died attempting to defend their farms from golf-thieves.
August 27th, 2009 ... Professor Martin Green,.. UNSW ARC Photovoltaics.. multi-cell combination ...light at the red and near-infrared end of the spectrum...46% of light into electricity. ..combined with four other cells..optimised for different parts of the .. spectrum,..43% .. bettering the previous..record by 0.3%.
(Prof Greens star pupil left Aus, and is now the 5th richest person (?) in PRC, making PV cells...
Shilnikov, A.L. and Rulkov, N.F. Origin of chaos in a two-dimensional map modeling ...... PNAS 104: 18854-18859.
The main obstacle for the evolution of cooperation is that natural selection favors defection in most settings. In the repeated prisoner's dilemma, two individuals interact several times, and, in each round, they have a choice between cooperation and defection. We analyze the evolutionary dynamics of three simple strategies for the repeated prisoner's dilemma: always defect (ALLD), always cooperate (ALLC), and tit-for-tat (TFT). We study mutation–selection dynamics in finite populations. Despite ALLD being the only strict Nash equilibrium, we observe evolutionary oscillations among all three strategies. The population cycles from ALLD to TFT to ALLC and back to ALLD. Most surprisingly, the time average of these oscillations can be entirely concentrated on TFT. In contrast to the classical expectation, which is informed by deterministic evolutionary game theory of infinitely large populations, stochastic evolution of finite populations need not choose the strict Nash equilibrium and can therefore favor cooperation over defection.
small oil burner placed inside a tin can, with vent holes in the bottom. tabs bent to gather heat. Pads contsining octanol, maybe a blood mimic, and some insecticide clipped utside the can. The warmth, CO2 and octanol might divert and kill mosquitos
Solar cells... need smart inverters...
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS
Spike Lee on New Orlweans
This week, download for free, Palast's film for Democracy Now!, "Big Easy to Big Empty: How the White House Drowned New Orleans."
Pomegranate seed oil,....found to change weight gain, reduce body weight, and improve insulin sensitivity in mice,...
....juice and pulp ....heart health benefits, ... joint health ... prevention of prostate cancer, the seeds have been largely ignored.
..juice’s benefits is the antioxidant content, ..ellagitannin compounds like punicalagins and punicalins...
However, oil from the fruit’s seeds . a rich source of 9-ci., 11-trans conjugate linolenic acid. ...
..The belongings of the Hanoun and al-Ghawi families were dumped in a nearby street. Shortly afterward, the police helped Israeli settlers move into the evacuated houses.
The entire Hanoun family now sleeps on mattresses on the pavement across the road from their former home ..
.The homes of the Hanoun and al-Ghawi families were built by UNRWA. together with the Jordanian government in 1956...
rat eating plant...
Big Marilyn right clickfor the big avedon pic