Monday, April 21, 2014

EV Project: Tesla Motors - Hope - Fan Commercial (Video) | Gas 2

Fan Produced Tesla Commercial featuring Charlie Chaplin Speech from "The Great Dictator"


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Monday Morning Warm-up: Tesla Motors – Hope

Published on April 14th, 2014 |
by Christopher DeMorro

Have a case of the Mondays? Dreading
another work week? Does life seem futile? Don’t worry, we’re here to remind you that we live in the future, where science fiction has become science fact, and the cars of our dreams. I’ve got the perfect video to kick this new series off.

Let’s get the week started with an amazing fan-made video for Tesla
Motors entitled Hope. Cobbled together with footage from Wired, Aerial Mob, and #Tesla itself, this fan-made commercial is an inspiring homage to Tesla’s unlikely success story. If you watch this and don’t feel inspired to greatness, you’d better check your pulse. So far, this is my favorite fan-made commercial though you should check out the other candidates for yourself.

For those still reading (why?), the abbreviated speech is pulled from
the end of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator.” It’s an incredible
feat of cinema from 1940 with a universal message that still resonates today. If you’ve made it this far, and you haven’t seen this timeless classic, do yourself a favor and watch it.

After you watch this fan video, that is. Off Grid EV Project Page

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#AerialMob #TeslaVideo #TeslaAd #Chaplin

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Yellowstone Update: USGS installing new monitors as Idaho Quake Swarm has Pros stressing Preparedness - Update | Reuters/dutchsinse

Breaking: 16.04.2014 (Updated 23.04.2014)

USGS Installs seismometers amid recent Idaho Earthquake Swarm.

Forget about all the Bison, Gerbils, Squirrels and Hippies "Running for their Lives" from the Yellowstone "precursor" tremors.  Most of that is hype or overplayed..

When the scientists are moving this fast, there might be more that is not being reported.

A wise man said: "If the Govt starts digging foxholes, you might want to grab a shovel."

Be Prepared for Earthquakes.  Every Day. Create a Plan.

With Hundreds of earthquakes swarming central Idaho since last month, Idaho's Mount Borah area near Challis has seen the worst of it.

So far.. 

The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho's most powerful known quake, measured at M6.9, killed two children in 1983. 

Saturday's earthquake was the strongest recorded in the state since 2005 and was followed on Monday by a M4.4 event that struck 10 miles north of the small ranching community of Challis, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Challis tremor knocked pictures and animal mounts from walls, rattled dishes off tables and was felt by residents in neighboring Montana more than 100 miles from the quake's epicenter, officials said. The latest seismic surge, including 100 small to moderate quakes on Monday alone, has galvanized government scientists, who planned to install special seismometers in the area as early as Tuesday to more closely track the activity.

"The likelihood of a severe earthquake coming on the heels of the recent swarm is low, but much is perplexing about the series of tremors," said Bill Phillips, a geologist with the Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho. "Such earthquake swarms typically are associated with the movement of molten rock below ground, which geologists credited for the recent quake cluster at Yellowstone National Park, or they are linked to an active fault", he said on Tuesday. "What has many of us scratching our heads is the present-day swarm doesn't appear to be on the big, active fault in the area that ruptured in 1983 and caused the largest earthquake in Idaho," Phillips said. He was referring to the M6.9 that struck Mount Borah, Idaho's tallest peak, killing two children in Challis and damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. Idaho sits at the center of a seismic belt in the inter mountain West that runs from northwestern Montana to southern Nevada and contains thousands of faults in the Earth's crust, said Michael Stickney, director of earthquake studies at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. Carl Alexander, disaster coordinator in Challis, said schools have stepped up earthquake drills, and he has requested that emergency responders in Idaho and Utah be available if disaster strikes. Alexander is advising local residents to keep bottled water and canned goods on hand just in case "a big shaker" should strike.- RSOE/Reuters

2 days ago 2.5 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
2 days ago 2.5 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
2 days ago 2.5 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
2 days ago 2.7 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
2 days ago 4.4 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
3 days ago 3.0 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
4 days ago 2.6 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
4 days ago 2.6 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
4 days ago 3.2 magnitude, 4 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States
4 days ago 4.9 magnitude, 5 km depth
Challis, Idaho, United States

#Yellowstone Seismic


Update time = Wed Apr 23 11:00:03 MDT 2014
Here are the 30 most recent earthquakes and all M>3 earthquakes

        y/m/d     h:m:s     deg     deg     km

 3.5  2014/04/23 08:41:58 46.924N 112.594W 16.0    7 km ( 4 mi) ESE of  Lincoln, MT
 1.0  2014/04/23 03:22:01 38.540N 118.486W  4.0   12 km ( 7 mi) E   of  Hawthorne, NV
 1.4  2014/04/23 03:18:07 38.540N 118.486W  8.0   12 km ( 7 mi) E   of  Hawthorne, NV
 1.6  2014/04/23 02:26:35 38.457N 117.933W  2.0   22 km (14 mi) ESE of  Luning, NV
 1.7  2014/04/23 01:41:23 39.683N 119.822W  9.9    2 km ( 1 mi) N   of  Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, NV
 0.5  2014/04/22 20:53:09 44.693N 111.034W  4.8    7 km ( 4 mi) ENE of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.9  2014/04/22 18:40:37 44.789N 110.532W  4.8   31 km (19 mi) SSE of  Gardiner, MT
 2.7  2014/04/22 13:27:57 38.089N 117.886W  0.0   27 km (17 mi) SE  of  Tonopah Junction, NV
 2.0  2014/04/22 13:13:38 38.770N 117.064W  8.0   45 km (28 mi) SSE of  Washington, NV
 0.6  2014/04/22 07:08:48 44.760N 111.121W  4.5   11 km ( 7 mi) N   of  West Yellowstone, MT
 2.2  2014/04/22 05:14:38 38.959N 111.400W  6.2   14 km ( 8 mi) WNW of  Emery, UT
 0.6  2014/04/20 17:51:13 44.722N 111.069W  9.0    7 km ( 5 mi) NNE of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.7  2014/04/20 12:40:29 38.516N 117.859W  8.5   28 km (17 mi) E   of  Luning, NV
 1.5  2014/04/20 12:20:39 38.573N 118.440W  7.6   17 km (10 mi) ENE of  Hawthorne, NV
 1.1  2014/04/20 10:50:00 44.721N 111.071W 13.7    7 km ( 4 mi) NNE of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.0  2014/04/20 10:37:49 39.685N 119.826W 10.4    2 km ( 2 mi) N   of  Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, NV
 1.1  2014/04/20 10:29:16 44.400N 110.853W  2.0   35 km (22 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.0  2014/04/20 09:58:09 44.402N 110.836W  4.0   36 km (22 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.4  2014/04/20 09:48:53 39.683N 119.822W 10.0    2 km ( 1 mi) N   of  Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, NV
 3.1  2014/04/20 09:35:40 38.568N 118.447W  6.4   16 km (10 mi) ENE of  Hawthorne, NV
 1.2  2014/04/20 08:11:02 38.573N 118.442W  7.6   17 km (10 mi) ENE of  Hawthorne, NV
 1.7  2014/04/20 07:20:44 44.715N 111.085W 14.0    6 km ( 4 mi) NNE of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.2  2014/04/20 07:06:30 44.734N 110.775W  7.1   27 km (17 mi) ENE of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.8  2014/04/20 04:08:11 44.397N 110.855W  6.9   36 km (22 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 2.1  2014/04/20 03:54:45 44.393N 110.857W  6.4   36 km (22 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.5  2014/04/20 03:53:26 44.392N 110.831W  6.0   37 km (23 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 0.9  2014/04/20 03:53:20 44.386N 110.846W  2.4   37 km (23 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 0.7  2014/04/20 03:52:17 44.395N 110.843W  2.3   36 km (23 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 1.3  2014/04/20 03:15:15 44.396N 110.856W  6.8   36 km (22 mi) SE  of  West Yellowstone, MT
 0.9  2014/04/20 03:09:15 44.381N 110.872W  4.5   36 km (23 mi) SSE of  West Yellowstone, MT
 3.2  2014/04/19 21:22:51 40.580N 112.216W  7.4    8 km ( 5 mi) ESE of  Erda, UT

Monday, April 14, 2014

Blood Moon 2014: Lunar Eclipse Viewing Guide - History/Webcast/tetrad | NASA/CCSSC

Blood Moon 2014:

3:06 AM Eastern 12:06 AM Pacific 15.04.2014

With all the hype out there about this being a sign or something bigger, really it is just the first Lunar Eclipse of 2014.

It is Forecasted to be more of a "Dark Orange" Moon, #BloodMoon refers to the color of the Moon when light is refracted around aerosols in the atmosphere.

The April 15th eclipse begins at 2 AM Eastern time when the edge of the Moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow.  Totality occurs during a 78 minute interval beginning around 3 o’clock in the morning on the east coast, midnight on the west coast.  Weather permitting, the red Moon will be easy to see across the entirety of North America. 

 "For people in the United States, an extraordinary series of lunar eclipses is about to begin.

The action starts on April 15th when the full Moon passes through the amber shadow of Earth, producing a midnight eclipse visible across North America. So begins a lunar eclipse tetrad — a series of 4 consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals.  The total eclipse of April 15, 2014, will be followed by another on Oct. 8, 2014, and another on April 4, 2015, and another on Sept. 28 2015.

"The most unique thing about the 2014-2015 #tetrad is that all of them are visible for all or parts of the USA," says longtime NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak.

On April 15th there will be a total eclipse of the Moon. Got clouds? No problem. The event will be broadcast live on the web by the Coca-Cola Science Center.

2014 Lunar Eclipse Live

LUNAR ECLIPSE, TUESDAY MORNING: The mainstream media is abuzz with reports of a "blood moon" on Tuesday morning. The scientific term is "lunar eclipse." On April 15th at 6 minutes past midnight Pacific Time (3:06 a.m Eastern Time), the Moon will enter the sunset-colored colored shadow of Earth, producing a total eclipse of the Moon:

Above: A total lunar eclipse on Dec. 21, 2010. Photo credit: Gary A. Becker

The color of Earth's shadow, and thus the color of the eclipsed Moon, depends substantially on the amount of volcanic ash and other aerosols floating in the stratosphere. According to atmospheric sciences professor Richard Keen of the University of Colorado, the stratosphere is clear. This means the eclipse will be not "blood red," but rather bright orange.
See for yourself. The event will be visible from Australia, New Zealand, and all of the Americas: visibility map. It's so bright, even observers in light-polluted cities will have no trouble enjoying the show.

Got clouds? No problem. The event will be broadcast live on the web by the Coca-Cola Science Center at Columbus State University in Georgia.

Cyber Security - Heartbleed Bug: What you need to know (FAQ) | CNET

Now is an Excellent Time to change your pass-codes and review Security protocol...

Heartbleed bug: What you need to know (FAQ)

The security vulnerability has implications for users across the Web. Here's what the bug means for you.

The Heartbleed bug, a newly discovered security vulnerability that
puts users' passwords at many popular Web sites at risk, has upended
the Web since it was disclosed earlier this week.
It's an extremely serious issue, and as such, there's a lot of
confusion about the bug and its implications as you use the Internet. Codenomicon/CNET

CNET has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help users learn more about the bug and protect themselves. The Heartbleed situation is ongoing, and we'll update this FAQ as new issues arise. Check back for new information.

What is Heartbleed?

is a security vulnerability in OpenSSL software that lets a hacker
access the memory of data servers. According to Netcraft, an Internet
research firm, 500,000 Web sites could be affected. That means a user's
sensitive personal data -- including usernames, passwords, and credit
card information -- is potentially at risk of being intercepted.

Monday, April 7, 2014

WIPP Update: 'Continuous release of radioactive material' - Nuclear Waste Expert | AP/




"The DOE itself hasn’t said when, or if, WIPP will reopen. The fact is that we don’t know [...] what caused the release, how to stop it, if underground can be decontaminated, how to decontaminate surface, how to deal with worker health problems — None of those are known [...] There is no instance in the world where you have an underground salt mine significantly contaminated with radiation [...] there is no experience in dealing with this situation. So we’re starting from square one. It will be difficult, if not impossible, and also very costly to cleanup the underground. Based on my 38 years in working with the Department of Energy, I find it virtually inconceivable — I hope they will decide if they can’t do total cleanup of the underground, I hope they will decide not to reopen it. […] We need independent analysis, independent medical people, and independent technical folks to look at what happened and why it happened and what kind of decontamination could be done, if any." - Don Hancock, Dir Nuclear Waste Safety Program
Outdated equipment, maintenance problems cause for WIPP Fire - currentargus/Photo: DOE

Expert: No one in world has ever dealt with something like WIPP disaster — Continuous release of radioactive material ’24/7′ to environment — Nobody knows when leaking will end — It’s a ‘major failure’ for so many people to be exposed — Gov’t yet to say if dump will open again (AUDIO)

Published: April 6th, 2014 at 3:13 am ET

Monday, March 31, 2014

Biological Alert: Ebola Outbreak in Guinea spreading and 'unprecedented' - Doctors Without Borders | BBC/CDC/MSF/USAEBN

Biological Alert:


Ebola Outbreak in Guinea has been labeled 'Unprecedented' by Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

It is spreading to Senegal and the recent suspected case in Canada has since been proven negative.

More tonight on #USAEBN News Hour MON 6p EST

#Ebola #HemorrhagicFever

Guinea: Mobilisation against an unprecedented Ebola epidemic

Conakry / Brussels / Geneva, 31 March 2014 – With eight confirmed cases of Ebola reported in the capital Conakry, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is facing an unprecedented epidemic in terms of the distribution of cases now scattered in several locations in Guinea.

“We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country: Gueckedou, Macenta Kissidougou, Nzerekore, and now Conakry,” said Mariano Lugli, coordinator of MSF's project in Conakry. - MSF

Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'unprecedented' - MSF

A health worker in protective clothing at one of the sites of the outbreak in Guinea - 31 March 2014
It took authorities in Guinea six weeks to identify the disease - AFP

Related Stories

The Ebola outbreak that has killed 78 people in Guinea is "unprecedented", a medical charity has said.
An official with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said the spread of the disease across the country made it very difficult to control.
The West African state is facing a battle to contain the outbreak after cases were reported in areas that are hundreds of kilometres apart.
Ebola is spread by close contact and kills between 25% and 90% of victims.
"We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases," Mariano Lugli, a co-ordinator in Guinea for the aid group said.
"This geographical spread is worrisome because it will greatly complicate the tasks of the organisations working to control the

Seismic Alert Update: Yellowstone, Oklahoma, and CA Major Activity - N American Craton - X-Class Flare CME | dutchsinse/USGS

Seismic Alert Update:

100's of Aftershocks, many M3+ SoCal
M4.8 Yellowstone, largest since 1980
OK #Quake Swarm major increase in intensity many M4+
Displacement of Western edge of North American Craton

including the New Madrid Seismic Zone...

Stay Ready for Seismic activity...


Also, on 29.03.2014 an X1 Class Solar Flare resulting in 3 separate #CME to deliver a Earth Glancing blow with possible Grid Interruptions.

FB Post by Madtown Preppers.

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The screenshots [above] are from March 26th , into the 27th — showing  precursor earthquakes — made note of these events in two different website posts.
March 27, 2014 here:
IMPULSIVE SOLAR FLARE SCRAMBLES RADIO SIGNALS: On Saturday, March 29th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2017 erupted, producing a brief but intense X1-class solar flare. A flash of extreme UV radiation sent waves of ionization rippling through Earth's upper atmosphere and disturbed the normal propagation of terrestrial radio transmissions.
NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% to 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on April 1-2 when at least three CMEs are expected to deliver glancing blows to Earth's magnetic field. The best-guess forecast calls for minor G1-class storms. -

3/30/2014 — Urgent Earthquake Watch — Yellowstone , Southern California, New Madrid, East Coast, PNW

I do not issue this “watch” lightly, and hope things calm down very soon.
Video update here:
However, until things begin to cool off, I’m left having to issue an urgent ‘earthquake watch’ for certain areas along the edge of the North American Craton.
This screenshot below shows the past 48 hours of earthquakes in the continental United States and Canada … alongside there is a diagram of the North American Craton.

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