Saturday, November 28, 2009

Home is where the love is.

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This is our own Galaxy the Milky Way, our solar systems home in the Universe. Home to an estimated 200 to 400 Billion stars, just in one Galaxy! There are an estimated 100 Billion Galaxies in the observable Universe.
God knows each star by name, (
He heals the broken hearted... He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.
Psalms 147: 3-4)
, each person by name ("See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands." Isaiah 49:16) and by inference each Galaxy by name. How amazing is that! That we, unobservable specks on an unobservable planet in an average Galaxy circling an average star on a speck of rock are known by name and Loved by the Creator of all.
I give the thanks o Lord for you are King of kings, Lord of all. May I always look upon your works and know your Majesty, may I never stop praising and glorifying your name.
Today I bring you a medley of quotes to ponder...

“The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.” Victor Hugo
“The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms” Lao Tzu
“Everything is perfect in the universe - even your desire to improve it.” Wayne Dyer
“What makes the universe so hard to comprehend is that there's nothing to compare it with.”
“The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.” Scott Adams
The one I like best!
“May my soul bloom in love for all existence.” Rudolph Steiner

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Oh the Irony...

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Ironic that a staunch proponent of Atheism gets a Bible Advert on his Blog... maybe someone is trying to tell Charles something? I used to frequent his blog but then something happened when Obama came on the scene... LFG went to the Darkside!
Update: 01-12-2009
Somehow I can no longer access his blog... I think he has banned me!

Wake up to the sleeping sun

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This is a picture of Sol (25 Nov. 2009), our closest star in sleepy mode showing no sunspots at all. This is unusual because according to the past records the sun should have arisen from it's slumber of 11 yearly sunspot cycles. At the same time the earth and other planets in the Solar System have shown a downward trend in surface temperature, something that did not match the information from the Global Warming proponents. Then all hell broke loose this week when the Internet was abuzz with the leaked data from Hadley CRU which seems to support what many skeptics have been saying all along. The Hockey Stick was a lie!
Al Gore is a charlatan together with all the scientists that climbed on the gravy train this farce created.
Now scientists in New Zealand have gotten hold of their GW Experts data and cannot find the upward curve he shows in his graphs... I wonder why?
Science is supposed to be pure and unsullied by politics, financial gain and seeking prestige, it seems when it comes to Climate Science just the opposite is true, fudging of facts to meet an agenda, lies and false representation are just the tip of the Iceberg it seems.
What the good science does show is that Earth is warming in general since the last Ice Age but having a bunch of scientists misleading us with bad science has not helped the credibility of scientists in general. It is time science woke up and tossed the junk scientists out together with their political partners in crime.
"No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer." ~Thomas Browne

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Traditional Spaghetti Western from Gigi...

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D'Agostino, typical of the genre...

I laughed myself silly... This reminded me of all the Trinity movies with Terrence Hill (
Mario Girotti) and Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli) we used to watch in the drive in. Hope you all enjoy it too.
Of course there were the more serious ones starring Clint Eastwood and many other actors of note. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly being the one I remember most and the one I regard as the very best of the genre.





















Now I wish we still had drive in movies!
"You see in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig." Clint Eastwood (Man with no name/Blondie) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 1966

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Stethoscope

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Enjoy! thanks to Donna... by the way KatieB is celebrating her birthday today, wishing her all the best and many more!
video
I think the quote I found is apt, through the Reformation that he started many souls have come to shout Hallelujah!
"My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary."
Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

Prototyping a screen deflector for the KLR - Part 2 and TomTom mounting

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The TomTom One gps mounting.




















More of the TomTom













Detail of the Xscreen and mounting points using extended bolts.












Bigger picture with Xscreen and GPS.













Side view...













Detail of the GPS mount using the handlebar stay bar, extended nuts and aluminium section.












Front view...













How it looks...




















Another side view.













Another view showing the Xscreen mountings and TomTom cradle.




















Now I just need to fit a power plug for the TomTom 12v Usb supply and the job is done!


To be Updated/Added/Edited at a later stage...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Prototyping a screen deflector for the KLR - Part 1

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After seeing what was on the market and what I had in the junkbox I decided to Pooratech an extended screen for my KLR, and this was the result so far. Call it some backyard R&D if you will. Post needs some editing and body but this was to get the pictures up in a link for the other Wild Dogs that may be interested..

Shaping and cutting the perspex to resemble something decent.


Side View of the perspex showing the curves...

Figureing out...

Pre fitting then on to the mounting with aluminum brackets...

Mounted for test ride

Not bad at all!

Quite chuffed at the results so far...

After all the effort I am quite happy with the result, it does need some more refining though.
I think it needs to be higher up and have more support from the rear, that will be in the next update.
Material used so far has been;
1 sheet of perspex (must measure it still)
Strip of 12mm Aluminum Angle cut as needed.
Strip of 25mm flat aluminum cut as needed
8 x 10mm 3mm SS button Allen head screws
6 x 20mm 3mm SS pan head screws (could not get SS Button heads that size)
6 x 3mm heat sink washers
14 x 3mm Nylock Nuts
Strips of neoprene rubber for scratch protection
Strips of 6mm sealing rubber for cushion between support and screen.

To be Updated/Added/Edited at a later stage...

Monday, November 02, 2009

Ugg the caveman speaks

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I often wondered why Cavemen and other Neolithic tribes painted on cave walls and rock faces maybe now I have one reason.
They were men and us men are useless at talking... but very good at using our hands so we tend to let our hands do the talking but this seldom has the required result when it comes to communicating with the fairer sex.
Our paintings and handiwork is not understood by our soulmates, they would much rather have us say in words what we do not say but say in handiwork or other artifacts we bring back to the cave.
Men also do not need to say a lot when together with other men... It probably harks back to the days of hunting Mammoth... one had to be pretty quite around those critters or they would stampede and squash any hunters! Hand signals and bird calls probably conveyed what was needed to execute the task at hand.
We men have not mastered the use of language at all, there have been exceptions however, politicians and writers spring to mind. Neither do we feel the need to express our feelings either, lest we give the quarry an inkling of our intent. I really need to work on this language thing before I leave the cave again to go grab that woman by the hair.
"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said." Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005)