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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Christ Family (cult) and Lightning Amen (Charles Franklin McHugh)

Christ Family, started by Charles McHugh: McHugh, a.k.a. Lightening Amen, claims to be the incarnation of Jesus. Followers dress in robes, no shoes, practice vegetarianism.

Pictures of Lightning Amen (says he was Jesus Christ)

Drug arrest and prison for Amen

Blog with mention
Lightning Amen -- real name Charles McHugh -- died about five years ago.
Toil not - Christ Family members arrived and were quickly asked to move on in the second week of July 1981. The founder of the group was a man named Charles Franklin McHugh who wandered out of the California desert one day and dubbed himself Jesus Christ Lightning Amen. 
source (has picture)

Yahoo questions

Forum with threads about

Another forum

Washington Post article May 1, 1980

In the wind (book about joining the cult)

None of this found on Wikipedia

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Amphidrome or amphidromes

You won't find the definition of Amphidrome or amphidromes or an article for either on Wikipedia.

You can find the word used in actual scientific papers using Google Scholar

You won't find the definition of Amphidrome or amphidromes or an article for either on Wikipedia.

Amphidrome, amphidromic system and amhphidromic all redirect to amphidromic point.  Considering the ignorance that dominates Wikipedia, there will be no fixing this one.

Friday, December 25, 2015

The reason for the wrong kind snow

A Christmas post of a different kind.

The article on the wrong kind of snow is worth reading, on Wikipedia.  Yes, it's something found on Wikipedia, and I just found it this Christmas morning, while looking at Types of snow.  (remember, Wikipedia is wonderful, no doubt about it)

The reason for the wrong kind of snow, which is rare in England, was the extreme cold.  Very cold air makes powder snow, something the railroads and plows are not used to.

This shows up even using the monthly data, which is remarkable.

When the air causing it to snow is very cold, the snow can be powder, instead of the wet stuff the British think of as snow.

This happened again, since the original story, and they are still using the term.

People always want to know the last time we had such heavy snowfall
Questions like this are practically impossible to answer accurately because every snow event is different. And some parts of the country are better equipped to cope with the stuff than are others. 
For instance, a ten-inch snowfall in London is not only much rarer than a similar fall in the Scottish highlands, but it will also affect a rather larger number of people.
The last occasions that London and the Home Counties were hit so badly were in February 1991 and January 1987. During the 1991 event level snow lay 12 inches deep in central London, and on January 12-13, 1987, the deepest snow was in south Essex, Kent, Surrey and south London with 22 inches reported in the Maidstone and Gillingham areas. Yesterday, central London had six inches while the Surrey suburbs reported 10 to 13 inches.

The important fact from all this is about what does "heavy snow" even mean?

It does not mean the weight/water content of the snow.  Heavy snow means lots of snow, which is almost always powdery snow, which is the light fluffy snow.  So heavy snow means light snow, but lots of it.

More on this to come.  Because heavy snowfall is not found on Wikipedia.

Did you know that was coming?

Heavy snow redirects, but makes no sense at all.

Heavy snow warming does exist, stating the NWS uses it for "snowfall rates of 4 inches (10 cm) or more in 12 hours, or 6 inches (15 cm) or more in 24 hours".

So both rate and amount are involved, but not the kind of snow falling.

Friday, November 27, 2015

The 15,000-Year History of a River in Oregon Rendered in Data

Art Meets Cartography: The 15,000-Year History of a River in Oregon Rendered in Data

When considering the historical path of a river, it’s easy to imagine a torrential flood that causes a stream to overflow its banks, or a drought that brings a body of water to a trickle. The reality of a river’s history is vastly more complex, as the artery of water gradually changes directions over thousands of years, shifting its boundaries imperceptibly inch by inch.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bråsvellbreen ice wall

The Great Ice Wall

Bråsvellbreen is a wall of ice that stretches for over 100 km along the southern coast of Nordaustlandet.