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2011-06-29 19:34:35 by unowned
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Jun 1, 2011 03:38:36 PM
Melanin theory--https://secure.wikimedia.org/w ikipedia/en/wiki/Melanin_theory

Ethnic bioweapon--https://secure.wikimedia.or g/wikipedia/en/wiki/Ethnic_bioweapon#G enetic_weapon

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read write, any questions PM

Radiation from Hydro's Smart Meters may be too

dangerous--http://www.vancouversun.com /health/Radiation+from+Hydro+Smart+Met ers+dangerous/4842229

Facebook Has Powerful Friends; Will Users

Suffer?--http://www.npr.org/2011/05/30 /135783156/facebook-has-powerful-frien ds-will-users-suffer

Spring 2011 Courses--http://webcast.berkeley.edu/c ourses.php

Overheating 2gb micro SD card
--http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Mobile-
Cards/Overheating-2gb-micro-SD-card/td -p/197516

The Reader that came with the DSTT, the Micro SD card reader overheats during data transfer, is

this normal? And when i put it back on my DS TT, the files are corrupted. What brand for Micro SD

card reader should I get?

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Jun 1, 2011 03:39:55 PM

Hay Festival 2011: ex-CIA man claims Barack Obama 'doesn't have a

clue'--http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cult ure/hay-festival/8545417/Hay-Festival-
2011-ex-CIA-man-claim

s-Barack-Obama-doesnt-have-a-clue.html

2011 E. coli O104:H4

outbreak--https://secure.wikimedia.org /wikipedia/en/wiki/2011_E._coli_O104:H 4_outbreak

a clue is provided in your memory of the whole yuppie/cocaine/materialism thing as well as in the

"riskiness" data prior to

Bias.--http://scienceblogs.com/drugmon key/2008/02/attitudes_on_drug_risk_a_l esso.php

It's the problem of the rules established to prevent ARP attack.

--http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showt hread.php?t=172391

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hagiocracy
from word6
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A government by holy persons. Also a place thus

governed.--https://www.google.com/read er/view/#stream/user%2F086494735931523 89341%2Flabel%2Fwords

phycology
from word5
The branch of botany dealing with algae. Also known as

algology.--https://www.google.com/read er/view/#stream/user%2F086494735931523 89341%2Flabel%2Fwords

leitmotif: a dominant and recurring

theme.--https://www.google.com/reader/
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avoirdupois: weight;

heaviness.--https://www.google.com/rea der/view/#stream/user%2F08649473593152 389341%2Flabel%2Fword

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logorrhea
from word5
Excessive flow of words, especially when

incoherent.--https://www.google.com/re ader/view/#stream/user%2F0864947359315 2389341%2Flabel%2Fwor

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vertiginous: causing dizziness; also, giddy;

dizzy.--https://www.google.com/reader/
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aestivate--https://www.google.com/read er/view/#stream/user%2F086494735931523 89341%2Flabel%2Fwords

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from word2
1.To abase, to hold worthless or in low esteem, to vastly underestimate. 2. To vilify, to

verbally abuse or chastise.
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callow
from word6
2 people liked this
Inexperienced or immature.Inexperienced
Inexperienced or immature.
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Landmark Clinical LSD Study Nears Completion

--http://santacruz.patch.com/articles/
landmark-clinical-lsd-study-nears-comp letion

Index
» technical issue
» simple voice activity detection --

threshold~?--http://puredata.hurleur.c om/viewtopic.php?pid=24588#24588

The New Deal and

corporatism--https://secure.wikimedia.
org/wikipedia/en/wiki/The_New_Deal_and _corporatism

Aviation and the Global Atmosphere

--http://www.grida.no/publications/oth er/ipcc_sr/?src=/climate/ipcc/aviation /038.htm

Splitrmx12--https://secure.wikimedia.o rg/wikipedia/en/wiki/Splitrmx12

ADPCM decoders--http://www.foobar2000.org/co mponents/view/foo_adpcm

http://kode54.foobar2000.org/foo_gep.z ip
--http://kode54.foobar2000.org/?v

APPEND to clipboard with control +g [g =

glue]--https://webcache.googleusercont ent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.auto hotkey.com/forum/topi

c29617.html

Conditions are almost perfect for Pan Cinc's near

Vancouver?--http://www.shroomery.org/f orums/showflat.php/Number/14551886

CLICK ON EACH IMAGE BELOW TO ENLARGE--http://www.mushroomjohn.org/a mssubb1.htm

Panaeolus cinctulus--https://secure.wikimedia.or g/wikipedia/en/wiki/Panaeolus_cinctulu s
Jun 7, 2011 11:18:30 PM
Top Cancer Doc: Nuclear radiation is the most carcinogenic thing that

exists--http://enenews.com/top-cancer-
doc-nuclear-radiation-carcinogenic-exi sts

Scientists: Average person in Seattle breathed in 10 hot radioactive particles a day during

April--http://enenews.com/scientists-a verage-person-seattle-breathed-10-hot-
radioactive-particles

-day-during-april

Mutant rabbit born near Fukushima plant

--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZHI kCtnxWs&feature=youtube_gdata

Japan doubles Fukushima radiation leak

estimate--http://peakoil.com/enviromen t/japan-doubles-fukushima-radiation-le ak-estimate/

Auto add to Google Reader--https://www.userscripts.org/sc ripts/show/8390

Index of Elements --http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/index/ele ments.html

Appendix I. Index--http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/inde xlist.html

it is not stereo, and it won't find a "sound-object" for you - but if you spend some time

analysing a field recording and isolate the unique features of a sound - e.g. by looking beyond

frequency filters to spectral features like noisiness, brightness and envelope features, you

could then run two analyzer~ objects - one each for L & R - and then try to filter out whatever

is not matching your target parameters and then measure the loudness in each channel. this is

just a guess, and I'm sure there's much more knowledgeable folks who actually know what they're

talking about.--http://old.nabble.com/audio-an alysis-tools-in-max-msp-td31539480.htm l

There are three kinds of radioactive material: there are gamma rays: initially when the nuclear

reactors blew they emitted large clouds of xenon and krypton gases. Those are noble gases. They

don't react with your skin or anything but they emit gamma rays. So the readings you saw with

people walking around with the Geiger counters were from essentially being in a cloud of gamma

rays hitting them from the outside. And that's significant but it is also dispersed over your

entire body. To my mind, the bigger problem, are the two ways that radioactive material decays

and those are called beta particles and alpha particles. They don't travel as far but they have

an enormous amount more energy than a gamma ray. So if they lie on your skin, you are just fine.

You can wash it off and life goes on. The problem is if they get inside they can selectively go

to an organ and bombard a very small piece of tissue with a lot of exposure and potentially cause

a cancer and that is what we call a hot particle.

All of these particles are radioactive. But when you talk about contamination it means almost

always that one of these particles gets attached to an organ and begins to bombard that

organ.--http://www.chrismartenson.com/
martensonreport/part-2-arnie-gundersen -interview-protecting

-yourself-if-situation-worsens

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says it believes the earthquake-stricken Fukushima plant

emitted nearly 800,000 terabecquerels of radioactive material into the air in the days after it

was hit by a massive tsunami.--http://themoderatevoice.com/
112841/tabloid-tribal-society/

Fuel fleas--https://secure.wikimedia.org/wi kipedia/en/wiki/Fuel_fleas

Where is the estimate of inhaling 10 particles per day? I didn't hear it in part 1... And I'm

also not sure why it matters how many particles are inhaled versus the radioactivity of those

particles (i.e., decays per second).

I should point out that we have a long, consistent set of measurements of radioactive fission

products in our air filter measurements. And even on our single highest spike in air

concentration (I-131, 4.3E-6 Bq/L, on 3/23-24), I estimate that one would only breathe in about

0.03 radioactive decays per day, or one every 35 days [see correction in comment].

Also, it turns out that about 50% of our exposure from natural radioactive sources is from the

inhalation of radioactive particles. This is primarily due to the decay daughters of Radon-222,

which create "hot particles" of radioactive Lead, Bismuth, and Polonium in the air.

I posted this table earlier in the week on another thread, but it's worth repeating here. Here's

a summary of the total breakdown of background exposure from UNSCEAR 2000 Report Vol. I, Annex B:

Exposures from natural radiation sources, primarily Table 31: Average worldwide exposure to

natural radiation sources:

Source Average annual effective dose (microSieverts) Percent
Total cosmic and cosmogenic 390 16.3%
External terrestrial radiation Outdoors 70 2.9%
Indoors 410 17.1%
Inhalation exposure Uranium and thorium series 6 0.3%
Radon-222 1,150 47.9%
Radon-220 100 4.2%
Total inhalation exposure 1,260 52.5%
Ingestion exposure Potassium-40 170 7.1%
Uranium and thorium series 120 5.0%
Total ingestion exposure 290 12.1%
Total 2,400 100.0%--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/no de/4459

I just realized that I made a mistake in that earlier post when I estimated the number of I-131

decays one would be breathing per day at the peak of our measurements (I have since struck out

the error).

In order to do a proper estimate, one needs to divide up the total volume someone breathes in a

day into individual breaths. One needs to use the number of liters per breath, the duration of

each breath, and the total number of breaths per day. I used these average numbers:
Duration of breath: 15 per minute
Number of breaths per day: 22,000 per day
Number of liters breathed per day: 6600 L/day
Liters per breath: 0.30 L

Using 4.3E-6 Bq/L, then the number of decays of I-131 breathed per day would have been 0.11 per

day, or 1 every 9 days.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/nod e/4459

Hi BC, I think your point is right on - that exposure to the fission products would not occur

just from decays while they are in the air in our lungs, but what they are attached to matters,

since they may build up in the lungs. The radioactive isotopes are probably attached to small

aerosol particles, but not much is known about this yet.

My earlier estimate is limited since it doesn't account for buildup, but at least it can be

directly compared to the radon estimate below. The radon daughters also attach to small air

particles, so they probably exhibit the same behavior as fission products from Japan in terms of

getting stuck inside our lungs. One huge difference is that some of the radon daughters are alpha

emitters, so the actual dose (not just the decay rate) will be much much larger from the radon

progenies than the dose from fission products, which are beta/gamma emitters. So comparing the

fission product estimate to the radon estimate at least gives some sense of the scale between the

two.

This potential for lung buildup is taken into account when calculating inhalation exposure, as we

do in our dose conversions - it is not done using my simple estimate above. We use standard

inhalation dose conversions which account for this.

Mark [BRAWM Team Member]--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/n ode/4459

BC was guessing this since often the three isotopes have roughly similar activities (decays per

second). On our peak day for air, there were five isotopes measured:

I-131: 4.3E-6 Bq/L
Cs-134: 1.1E-6 Bq/L
Cs-137: 1.2E-6 Bq/L
I-132: 1.1E-6 Bq/L
Te-132: 0.88E-6 Bq/L

So the others would approximately double the total number of "decays per second."

Of course, the total dose from all of these is the more important number - not all decays are

equal in this sense. This is quantified in terms of airplane flights in our table.

Mark [BRAWM Team Member]
» --http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/445 9

Among the residents of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, there had been up to the year

2005 more than 6,000 cases of thyroid cancer reported in children and adolescents who were

exposed at the time of the accident, and more cases can be expected during the next decades.

Notwithstanding the influence of enhanced screening regimes, many of those cancers were most

likely caused by radiation exposures shortly after the accident. Apart from this increase, there

is no evidence of a major public health impact attributable to radiation exposure two decades

after the accident. There is no scientific evidence of increases in overall cancer incidence or

mortality rates or in rates of non-malignant disorders that could be related to radiation

exposure. The incidence of leukaemia in the general population, one of the main concerns owing to

the shorter time expected between exposure and its occurrence compared with solid cancers, does

not appear to be elevated. Although those most highly exposed individuals are at an increased

risk of radiation-associated effects, the great majority of the population is not likely to

experience serious health consequences as a result of radiation from the Chernobyl accident. Many

other health problems have been noted in the populations that are not related to radiation

exposure.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu /node/4459

lucubrate: to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at

night.--https://www.google.com/reader/
view/#stream/user%2F086494735931523893 41%2Flabel%2Fwords

tintinnabulation
from word5
The ringing of or the sound of

bells.--https://www.google.com/reader/
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pecksniffian: hypocritically and fervently affecting kindness or high moral

principles.--https://www.google.com/re ader/view/#stream/user%2F0864947359315 2389341%2Flabel%2Fwor

ds

An old paper, suggesting 1/2000 chance of lung cancer per hot particle induced lesion. No idea

how many hot particles statistically must be inhaled on average for a lesion to occur... but then

I didn't read the whole paper.

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=ca che:lSp0zqeNobsJ:docs.nrdc.org/nuclear /nuc_77030001a_17.pdf

+Health+effects+of+alpha-emitting+part icles+in+the+respiratory+tract.+EPA+Of fice+of+Radiation+Pro

grams+1976.&hl=en&gl=ca&pid=bl&srcid=A DGEESj_RgQY9NjJ8sCkPRZRNDZQDsf0O8CPDHw riViiUkzLJ0dxQRRucDBf

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lPIJhpsxZedOyMBEHic0Ag--http://www.nuc .berkeley.edu/node/4459?page=1

You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees.
An evil system never deserves such allegiance.
Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil.
A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul.

It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say.

How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)--http://support.microsoft.com /kb/299357

Use a manual method to reset TCP/IP
Note This section is intended for advanced computer users. If you are not comfortable with

advanced troubleshooting, ask someone for help or contact Support. For information about how to

contact Support, see the Microsoft Help and Support contact information Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus
The reset command is available in the IP context of the NetShell utility. Follow these steps to

use the reset command to reset TCP/IP manually:

To open a command prompt, click Start and then click Run. Copy and paste (or type) the

following command in the Open box and then press ENTER:
cmd
At the command prompt, copy and paste (or type) the following command and then press ENTER:
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Note If you do not want to specify a directory path for the log file, use the following

command:
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
Reboot the computer.

When you run the reset command, it rewrites two registry keys that are used by TCP/IP. This has

the same result as removing and reinstalling the protocol. The reset command rewrites the

following two registry keys:

SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpi p\Parameters\
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DHCP \Parameters\

To run the manual command successfully, you must specify a file name for the log, in which the

actions that netsh takes will be recorded. When you run the manual command, TCP/IP is reset and

the actions that were taken are recorded in the log file, known as resetlog.txt in this article.

The first example, c:\resetlog.txt, creates a path where the log will reside. The second example,

resetlog.txt, creates the log file in the current directory. In either case, if the specified log

file already exists, the new log will be appended to the end of the existing file.

--http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2993 57

USC: Restoring Memory, Repairing Damaged

Brains--http://www.prnewswire.com/news -releases/usc-restoring-memory-repairi ng-damaged-brains-124

051534.html

Jun 20, 2011 06:26:46 AM
Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains

Mercury--http://www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2 009012601831.html

The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade

and suggest.

--https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped ia/en/wiki/Edward_Bernays#Recognition_
and_criticism

I personally consider Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon and Northern California to be 'hot'. The

Jet Stream and rains are the big players.

That torrential March/April precipitation flushed a lot of radionuclides from the atmospheric

fallout onto the West Coast land/water/plants. Boston/Vermont/Boise had the same problem.

I semi-binged and stocked the larder with tuna, salmon, mushrooms, fresh cheese and lots of other

'high risk foods', before the radionuclide storm arrived in mid-March.

US food desirability would have been greatly enhanced with a geographically focused 60 day 'milk

dump' and 'salad toss'. Alas, that did not occur. I don't like wasting food or buying poison.

The radioactive bubble has passed, to my satisfaction, for most of the food groups now. Some

exceptions are North Pacific fish, mushrooms, goat cheese, strawberries, West Coast Wines

(vintage 2011). I will be wary of North Pacific fish for years, unless extensive testing points

to the contrary. I am semi-avoiding the other items for a little longer.

The packagers and retailers have responded with generic USA labels. Since I cannot effectively

cherry pick geography, the preferred foods for now are from Mexico and further south. That

unnecessarily punishes southern farmers.--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/
node/4685

It seems quite unlikely that there would be high enough concentrations of radionuclids in Europe

to cause radiation symptoms, especially blistering mouths?? Perhaps this may be due to sunburn?

However, I continue to be concerned over possible exposure to "hot particles" on the Northwest

coast and find the reports of "red skin" and breathing difficultries interesting. Since running

in Vancouver a day after radiation spikes on the NW coast on May 15/16 (based on Seattle data), I

have felt restriction and burning in my lungs with intermittent dry cough (no allergies). Also an

intermittent slight tingle on one of my cheeks where there is a faint red spot that seemed like a

tiny flat blister at the beginning. Also felt, along with other people, that sun has been much

more intense and burning more easily than usual these past two months in Vancouver. I thought

perhaps this is too far-fetched, but wondering if I may have been hit by and inhaled

alpha-emitting particles. Not so unlikely after seeing the recent Pu data for

California...--http://www.nuc.berkeley .edu/node/4685

U.S. agents slam gun sting effort on Mexico

border--http://www.reuters.com/article /2011/06/15/us-usa-mexico-guns-idUSTRE 75E49N20110615

Nuclear Doom: Hot Particles, Slow Death, And

Cancer--http://theintelhub.com/2011/06 /17/nuclear-doom-hot-particles-slow-de ath-and-cancer/

Fukushima Fallout Information --http://fukushimafallout.info/

"Firefighters tackling woodland fires near Chernobyl lack monitoring as well as equipment. Jakov

Kalynik, a firefighter at Parishev station, about nine miles from the ruined plant, said: "I know

when I am fighting a fire on radioactively contaminated ground - you get the heat just like an

ordinary fire, but you get a tingling sensation too, like pins jumping all over your body. I

don't know how bad it is for me, there's no medical testing afterwards, we just go and

wash."--http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/no de/4762
Originally posted: 5/20/2011 10:30am

Since there have been a few recent discussions where forum participants have taken Geiger counter

measurements of radioactivity in rainwater and air filters, I thought I would collect these

threads here for ease of reference -- and for quieting the fears some still have that the fallout

from Japan is anything to worry about in the U.S.

If you take your own measurements of rain or air filters, please post your data to the forum and

I will add you to this list!

Any radioactivity detected by Geiger counters in air filters or rainwater must have a natural

source, since the radioactive isotopes we in BRAWM have detected from Japan are a small fraction

of the total natural background. The elevated radioactivities that people are observing are very

consistent with the decay products of naturally-occurring Radon gas (primarily the longer-lived

isotope Radon-222). The count rates can be many times the background level at first, but they

disappear in a few hours.

To prove that the radioactivities result from the decay of radon progeny and not radioisotopes

from Japan, a simple experiment can be done. The count rate of the sample must be measured

consistently over the course of time. In about 40 minutes, the excess count rate should be about

half of what it was at the start of the test. In about 4 hours, the count rate should have

returned to background levels. This half-life of approximately 40 minutes is a result of the

decay chain of Pb-214 (27 minutes) to Bi-214 (20 minutes), both radon decay products and strong

gamma and beta emitters. Nothing with a half-life this short has made it across the ocean from

Japan, and nothing with a half-life this short could still exist in any appreciable quantity even

a couple days after March 11.

First, a gold star goes to James, who posted on 5/11 that he had measured a high count rate when

testing his home air filter: "House return air filter high total CPM"

One week later, James took 10 minute average count rates for 4 hours and posted his data. BRAWM

members analyzed it and confirmed that the rate of decay was consistent with the decay of radon

progeny in the dust: "RETURN of the Return Air Filter"

Anonymous took Geiger counter readings of their home air filters and found elevated count rates,

although they appeared to decrease by about 50% soon after.

BC has made two measurements:

BC tested dust that was stuck on their vehicle after a dust storm but did not find any

increase in radioactivity.
BC also tested mud from their garden after a rainstorm. Our analysis is that the sample did

not have an elevated level of activity.

Another forum participant took rainwater samples from their car and measured them with a Geiger

counter. They measured count rates that were about 2 to 5 times higher than background, and they

dropped down to background in 2 hours:

The counts drop to normal background levels within 2 hours. The sample is not detected if it

is further than 2-3 cm from sensor window. When I pour water from the tap onto the car (any car)

the readings are nbl [normal background levels]. When dry wiped the sample is nbl [normal

background levels].

The decay to background levels happens in 2 hours -- not quite as long as in James' case (4

hours) -- but there is a wide spread in what this person measured as background levels, and so it

is still very consistent with the decay of radon daughters.

A forum participant found that a blogger in Missouri has been taking measurements of rainwater

collected on their car and have been finding elevated levels of radioactivity with a radiation

counter since late March. In another blog post and video, this person (unwittingly) confirms the

radon progeny explanation:

The fallout sample maxed out at 0.686 mR/hr, approximately 62 times normal background

radiation as measured in Saint Louis, Missouri. Data indicates that the radioactivity in this

sample will dissipate completely within 3 hours.

Someone asked about a website in LA that is taking measurements of rain water and air filters. It

appears that one-time readings are being taken -- but not readings over the course of a few hours

-- and they have been interpreting the results as due to fallout from Japan, which cannot