Saturday, November 25, 2023

The mysterious case of the "lost positive"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7TfjCIbtng

English is a mess and probably always will be.  It combines West Germanic languages, Latin, Old Norse, and French.  This gives us more words that mean the same thing.

At one time English had grammatical gender just like many languages do today, but dropped it.  I'm grateful for this simplification.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

You can tell their personalities by watching them eating

https://youtube.com/shorts/pJZjrfuz52o?si=ax5xQn5C-Ug-7B71

Americans vs Hispanics teaching how to cook #pelirroja #latina #mexicana...

https://youtube.com/shorts/bLf-FT_45Ag?si=E9I8cH7T1VuL_VcY

She’s too darn cute

https://youtube.com/shorts/It9dYtWEfoU?si=eWA4t-hHHSPslXFA


I think that she is watching, "The Good Dinosaur", which is pretty intense for an animated film. It might be too much for little kids.

The different layers of an Edwardian outfit; chemise, corset, petticoats, walking suit etc

Her Supermarket Sweep training continues πŸƒ‍♀️πŸ˜† #groceries #food #grocery...

https://youtube.com/shorts/9GXWd_1qJFI?si=tleMArNvCfuFl7Rq

Inflation

https://youtu.be/02157dUqeE4?si=JTLaPC_LWyGPM2je

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Jurassic Raccoon

https://youtube.com/shorts/D7w4AXKSZUg?si=_Pa-bGZVvGTP_raE

My father used to say that you should never feed a wild animal. I didn't understand at first, but the problem is that many animals can have rabies and not show symptoms. This includes raccoons.

Wild animals are not pets.

Migratory birds only fly south when the food runs out. I noticed that people would feed ducks who then stuck around till winter. This can't be good for the birds.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Sunday, August 27, 2023

This bear always steals its favorite food

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ryPFLuN6FOY

@weezydee4452
8 days ago
He's just picking up the bear necessities ️
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@bryanrenteria5115

3 days ago
The simple bear necessities
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@e.c.00

3 days ago
So a bear can rest at ease.
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@TheMwendaa

2 days ago
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@TheBLACKboard65

2 days ago
Good one!!
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@td9057

2 days ago
This joke deserves an Oscar!
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@MaiAngelTv

2 days ago
Bruh
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@toddcrumpler4117

2 days ago
Dam you got me with that one
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@zottffss

2 days ago
I can't bear this much longer.

Jordan Peterson's Terrible Forced Re-Education

Women “I’m fine!”

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Morning Chat With Neighborhood Bear

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/s9JLdkkXxtU

The first thing I would do is call 9-11.  The bear is probably looking for food, and literally, everything and everyone looks like food to a bear.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Brian Cox On Odds Of Alien Life In The Universe 😳

https://youtube.com/shorts/JTKxqvmn1Cs?feature=share

Re: TAKE IT UP A NOTCH

Sometimes Gmail messes up the link...


On Tue, Aug 8, 2023 at 6:34 PM John Coffey <john2001plus@gmail.com> wrote:
John Greene is the author of, "The Fault in Our Stars", and he and his brother Hank make videos that I have been watching since 2010.  He is also an activist for Tuberculosis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qthR6dw1-HQ


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TAKE IT UP A NOTCH

John Greene is the author of, "The Fault in Our Stars", and he and his brother Hank make videos that I have been watching since 2010.  He is also an activist for Tuberculosis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qthR6dw1-HQ

Saturday, August 5, 2023

When I Landed In America I Understood That We Never Had A Chance

I found the story of this German POW very compelling.   I was so caught up in his story that I listened to the end, which had a nice finish.  That's about 6 hours of audio. 

This starts as the 11th video of a 16-video playlist.  However, parts 13, 14, and 15 drag on a bit as they talk about his life as a POW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUvk9SN3Rs&list=PLyuEmb1VavZARAG13NojLWW1yBVb-E4j7&index=11

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Vaccine Expert Stalked after Joe Rogan Feud

Dropping a Rock Down an Abandoned Coal Mine Shaft




@tylermatthews6130
3 weeks ago
Here's some math for you

The equation for the distance traveled of a free falling object is:

h = v_0t + 1/2(gt^2)

h equals height in meters;
v_0t equals initial velocity in meters per second;
g equals acceleration due to gravity in meters per second squared;
t equals time in seconds.

The initial velocity is 0 since the rock was being held at a standstill by the man.  Simplifying the equation we get:

h = 1/2(gt^2)

I watched the video several times and came up with an approximate free fall time of 7.35 seconds.  We know that acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 m/s^2.  Plugging in the numbers we get:

h = 1/2(9.8 x 7.35^2)

Solving for h we come up with:

h = 264.71 meters

The rock fell approximately 264.71 meters, or about 868.47 feet.

Now that we have a number for distance, we can now see how much the speed of sound affects the equation.

Speed of sound is 343 meters per second

264.71 / 343 = 0.77175

The sound of the rock hitting the bottom was delayed by about 0.77 seconds, which means we need to subtract that time from the original 7.35 seconds.

7.35 - 0.77 = 6.58 seconds of free fall.

Now we have a new free fall time, and can solve for h again with the new number:

h = 1/2(gt^2)

h = 1/2(9.8 x 6.58^2)

h = 212.15

So the rock actually fell about 212.15 meters, or 696.03 feet.

Air resistance would play a role as well, so it may be more like 200 meters or 650 feet, but Ima stop there.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Never Drink From a Cup Offered by a Cop


You can't really prevent the police from getting your DNA.


Canadian Tire | Jim Gaffigan

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/RcCnKLy3nwM

I worked from September 1991 to January 1993 for a new business called Auto Source which was a subdivision of Canadian Tire.


"The second time, during the early 1990s, Canadian Tire decided to try to open a specialized auto parts chain called Auto Source that tried to have more than 25,000 different parts on the shelf in each store, more than its competitors. The first Auto Source was opened in Indianapolis in 1991.[25] Unlike the previous attempt, the Auto Source concept was built from scratch.[26] During the next three years, Canadian Tire had opened two Auto Source stores each in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Louisville for a total of ten stores before abruptly closing the money-losing chain in 1995.[27][28][29] Some of the stores, were sold to Pep Boys.[30]

Although the Auto Source lost nearly CA$60 million during its four years of existence, a scaled down version was used in Canada under the PartSource brand."

😑 Stubborn lamb challenges sheep dog #shorts

https://youtube.com/shorts/6rOppYFWcSc?feature=share

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Snake eating itself

https://youtu.be/puKevC5boFg

Perhaps a Darwin Award for a snake.

Maybe hand sanitizer would be a snake repellent.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Friday, June 2, 2023

British Thunderstorms Ain't Got Nothing on America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaxjBYUeff8

I grew up in Indiana and came back to retire.  I have been somewhat close to a tornado three times.  A town that I lived in just 5 years ago just recently suffered major tornado damage.

Chemo is Weird, Y'all

Been watching this YouTuber, Hank Green, for about 13 years.  (The first video I saw is this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRRGaxx8Zf4)

A couple of weeks ago he announced that he had lymphoma:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6a4hMyiwBo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpRTrdMZGLQ

He alternates making youtube videos with his brother John, who wrote the book, "The Fault in Our Stars" which was made into a terrific movie.  John Green appears in a deleted scene of the movie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEEQ6-4nKYQ

'Truth is a Right Wing Concept' | Melanie Phillips

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Carlsen: Haven’t Studied Chess Recently; It Showed.

Paul Morphy was considerably better than his contemporaries.   So was Bobby Fischer.  Neither benefited from computers, databases, or modern opening theory.  For this reason, it is harder to compare the skill level of their play with the level of the top current players.

Gary Kasparov was only a bit better than his contemporaries but remained World Champion for 15 years. 

Magnus Carlsen is the closest thing to a perfect human chess player.  He knows more about chess than anyone ever.  He definitely would lose to a computer, but that would be like a math contest against a scientific calculator, or a boxing match with a brick wall.  Computers really are perfect, or at least close enough that we can't tell the difference, whereas all humans make mistakes, including Magnus.

As good as Magnus is, he is only a bit better than his contemporaries.  There are a number of players who are not far behind.
Bobby Fischer reportedly had an IQ of 180.  He was incredibly brilliant.  I have heard that Magnus Carlsen has an IQ of 190.  He is also incredibly brilliant.  I don't know how one quantifies the difference between 180 and 190, especially half a century apart. 

Magnus Carlsen once admitted that he had to drink less to play chess well.  I have seen him play speed chess online while apparently drunk but he still won because he can play intuitively almost perfect chess.  I've seen Russian Grandmasters also win while drunk.  So, therefore, I've been wondering if Magnus Carsen is an alcoholic. 

In this interview, he looks more disheveled than usual.  It is also a bit odd that he decided not to participate in the World Chess Championship, giving up the World Chess Champion title that he has held for ten years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Atll4Ojb2Eg

Arnold Schwarzenegger Sings About Rainbows

https://youtu.be/K_XwseDwmuQ

Friday, May 19, 2023

You drink this insecticide every day. #shorts #science #SciShow

https://youtube.com/shorts/XVQDG3ygXvE?feature=share

Carl Sagan Wisdom

https://youtube.com/shorts/pdv_PkAypW8?feature=share

It Should Be Illegal to Drink Like This

Wild Beehive in a Washing Machine (Short Version)

https://youtube.com/shorts/ame3yfxCdxY?feature=share

Every one of this woman's videos are exactly the same. She is not afraid to handle bees, and she takes pride in relocating colonies.

I've had three bees stings in my life, starting as a small child. If I tried to handle bees the way she does, I would probably get multiple stings.

Perhaps she uses a smoker while she is handling the bees. Honey bees become docile in the presence of smoke. I am guessing that their instinct is to take shelter in the hive.

Best wishes,

John Coffey