The 9th Soul

Oscars 2016: Too Much Race Talk But At Least Leo Won!

Posted in entertainment, politics, weather by Fated Blue on February 29, 2016

I don’t really watch stuff like this since I’m not much of  a movie person myself but I do like to keep tabs on select actors and actresses and this year we all knew it was Leo’s time to shine. Here are my two huge cents on the this year’s Academy awards.

The Good

I’m really happy for Leo bagging his first Oscar ever and his really awesome speech on raising environmental awareness.

Like, how can you not want to plant trees after that speech?

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Rainy week: Flooding at the gates due to Maring and Monsoon Rains

Posted in life, weather by Fated Blue on August 20, 2013

You know how everything gets fucked up by the rain? Well, the country’s being plagued by one right now and this is achingly similar to Ondoy. It’s actually very scary. People all over Facebook and Twitter have been stating how everywhere is flooded and all that. It’s crazy that even where I am, where flooding isn’t really usual, the water’s actually just reached the garage floors. It even leveled with the sidewalk now. I can only imagine what it’s like for others specially those who have no homes or bad sewage systems.

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Let’s all pray for Japan

Posted in internet news, weather by Fated Blue on March 11, 2011

I’m sure you’ve at least heard of it by now; Japan just got slammed by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake earlier today which then resulted in this biblical proportion of a tidal wave (or tsunami). Here’s an official report.

Here’s some statistical data.

As the saying goes: The sunrise signals a new day.

Let’s all hope for the best for the people of the Land of the Rising Sun.

PEXer is pro “squatter death”

Posted in internet news, life, Random, weather by Fated Blue on September 28, 2009

I’m not entirely sure why people are making bad jokes out of this whole disaster. We just had Jacque Bermejo yesterday now this girl that calls herself prEttyNdisTress

Poor people = Trash

"Poor people = Trash"

I don’t know why…maybe she tries to joke around too much that it ends up being insensitive and inhumane in nature.

UPDATE: a funny reason why the person acts like that

From DangoNymph of Pinoy Exchange

Now I see.

Now I see.

Breathing Earth

Posted in science, security, weather by Fated Blue on February 4, 2009

GUYS! I want you to see this website! Its an amazing simulation on what is currently happening in our world. It was meant to show us humans that global warming is getting worse, and we are the only ones who have the power to stop it. 

It displays

Population

Birth rate

Death rate

CO2 Emission

 

Its so cool, specially the rates. It adds and deduces as the number of people are born or die. Its kinda creepy too as it also shows “How many people have died/born since you viewed:xxxxxx”

Sky Show Friday: Biggest, Brightest Full Moon of 2008

Posted in entertainment, weather by Fated Blue on December 12, 2008

 

Don’t expect to spot an Apollo lunar lander. But Friday night, weather permitting, sky-watchers around the world will see the biggest and brightest full moon of 2008.

Although a full moon happens every month, the one that rises tomorrow will appear about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than the other full moons seen so far this year.

 

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That’s because our cosmic neighbor will be much closer than usual. The moon will be at its closest perigee—the nearest it gets to Earth during its egg-shaped orbit around our planet.

At its farthest from Earth, the moon is said to be at apogee. (Find out more about Friday’s perigee and watch a moon-facts video in National Geographic News’s space blog, Breaking Orbit.)

Perigee and apogee each happen generally once a month, but the moon’s wobbly orbit means that its exact distance at each of those events varies over the year.

The moon’s phase can also be different during each apogee and perigee.

“Typically we don’t have the full moon phase and perigee coinciding at the same time, so that makes this event particularly special,” said Ed Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California.

What’s more, tomorrow’s event will be the closest lunar perigee since 1993, at 221,560 miles (356,566 kilometers) from Earth.

The moon’s farthest apogee for the year will occur a couple weeks later on December 26, when the natural satellite will be 252,650 miles (406,601 kilometers) from Earth.

Highest Tide

Because this unusually close perigee is happening during a full moon, it is expected to have an effect on Earth’s tides. (Get more moon facts.)

“While high tides happen each month when the sun, Earth, and the moon are aligned, there is going to be an enhanced effect, with the moon being the closest it’s been in more than a decade,” said Ben Burress, staff astronomer at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California.

“This would result in extra-large tides in regions that are susceptible to them, like Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy.” (See map.)

Features in the Bay of Fundy create a sloshing wave action that, in the bay’s funneled and tapered basin, give rise to vast tidal ranges.

But even in such places, the effects of perigee are often modest, in most cases measurable in inches. But perigee tides can be higher if there happens to be a storm surge at the same time.

Observing the effects of perigee on the moon itself can be a bit trickier. Most casual observers may only notice a difference in the moon’s brightness, Burress said.

The moon’s apparent larger size might be most noticeable as it rises above the horizon at sunset.

That’s when an optical illusion usually comes into play that makes the full moon seem larger—set against familiar Earthly objects—than when it’s higher in the empty sky.

“This combination of the moon illusion and close perigee gives sky-watchers a chance to see the biggest and fullest moonrise possible,” Burress said.

What makes this event particularly nice, the Griffith Observatory’s Krupp added, is that everyone around the world can witness it without the need for special equipment, just clear skies.

“If you are charmed by the idea of seeing the biggest and brightest full moon visible in 15 years, be ready to go outside at sunset and watch for the rising moon in the east,” he said.

“Or stay up all night and watch as the moon rides through the overhead skies—either way it will be a beautiful sight.”

Warm weather ahead

Posted in weather by Fated Blue on October 21, 2008

Las Vegas will enjoy the benefit of clear skies and warm weather this week, as temperatures stay a few degrees above normal.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a high today of 85 degrees, with sunny skies and a light northerly wind.

Weather service records show the normal high temperature for this date is 79 degrees and the record high is 95 degrees, set in 1940. The normal low for this date is 55 degrees, and the record low of 36 degrees was set in 1943.

At 6:30 a.m., the temperature at McCarran International Airport was 64 degrees, which was the low for the day.

The forecast calls for high temperatures in the mid 80s for the rest of the week, with lows in the 60s through Wednesday morning, the weather service said.

SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun
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