Saturday, February 27, 2016

Emerald Water

Intense emerald water over ice, Glen Walter, Ontario, 27 Feb 2016. Probably just the algae.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

No instafreeze at -24 C

It's nearly -24 C and no, boiling water doesn't really instantly freeze - it just makes a lot of fog but it's still liquid when it hits the ground.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Gravitational wave detection

Gravitational waves seem to have been detected!: Economist article Guardian

In 1987 I used to talk with someone at on Bitnet (the forerunner of the Internet) who was running an experiment to detect gravitational waves at CERN using a block of metal kept at close to absolute zero - probably looked something like this:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cheeky Beggars, Montreal, 2000

Beggars in Montreal, c. 2000 - ski mask and toy gun - signs say
 "Gimme yo muthafuckin money for I cap you ass Fool"/"We're Ugly & Nobody Wants Us, Spare Change for Beer To Drown Our Sorrows"

Monday, February 8, 2016

Winterlude, Confederation Park, Ottawa 2016

Ottawa Furs

Shoe tree looses shoes

Shoe Tree of Alexandria, Ontario, loses shoes - local government removed most recently saying they were a hazard - still some in the really high branches about 50 feet up!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

First robins of mid-winter

A flock of about 5 robins were rooting through leaf litter looking for insects. February 4!