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Chasing Eclipses

By Gary F. Bengier | July 18, 2020 | 1 Comment

“It’s an interesting vacation algorithm.” A fellow eclipse chaser uttered that line as we stood still breathless after watching our first total solar eclipse in 2005. He went on to explain. With our astronomical mastery of celestial mechanics, we can calculate the occurrence of every eclipse as far into the future as we wish. They… Read More »Chasing Eclipses

More Bee Zen: Harvest More Honey Part 1

By Gary F. Bengier | July 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to harvest more honey. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Building a Utopian (or Dystopian) Future

By Gary F. Bengier | July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

“So that’s the Combat Dome? It’s bigger than I expected. I didn’t realize there were all these surrounding domes attached to it.” “It’s called that by the mainstream net media, but not by those of us who live here. We call it the Community Dome, or just the Dome.” . . . That excerpt from… Read More »Building a Utopian (or Dystopian) Future

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 4

By Gary F. Bengier | July 5, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Future Credit$-How Many EACH?

By Gary F. Bengier | July 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

Not many years ago, Bill Gates had $50 billion in his pocket to claim world’s richest man status. This week, Jeff Bezos was reported to have ADDED $56 billion this year (now at $172 billion) to hold that spot. That’s a lot EACH. For a few years, I’ve been thinking about the longer-term trajectory of… Read More »Future Credit$-How Many EACH?

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 3

By Gary F. Bengier | June 28, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Can We Make Robots Think?

By Gary F. Bengier | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A common trope of science fiction is that soon we shall find robots walking around, acting nearly indistinguishable from us. How likely is that? Will it happen soon? Will it happen ever? The Barrier to Meaning Just over 1 ½ years ago I was at the Santa Fe Institute for a workshop on the topic… Read More »Can We Make Robots Think?

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 2

By Gary F. Bengier | June 21, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Climbing the Matterhorn

By Gary F. Bengier | June 20, 2020 | 2 Comments

“Oh, so you like the summits?” Joe Denkensmith, from Unfettered Journey   I like mountains. As I mentioned in a previous conversation, I have had a climbing bug over the years. Let me be honest: this came about because I was—and still am—a bit afraid of heights. I decided to face that fear head-on. I… Read More »Climbing the Matterhorn

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 1

By Gary F. Bengier | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It’s the weekend, after another week of social distancing here in northern California. And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here… Read More »More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 1