The Power of Powers
May 29, 2019
are exponential bugs.
doesn't kill them all. They hibernate (diapause) and come out from
cabins and burrows, sniffing around before the snow melts.
diverged from other insects 226 million years ago. Primitive mosquitoes
have been found in fossils that are over 90 million years old. Modern
mosquito fossils are 46 million years old. There are 3500 species of
mosquitoes with 160 in North America, 51 in Minnesota, 45 in the metro
area, and 12 species around you right now.
mosquito species swarm in two categories, spring and summer.
species only produce one generation of mosquitoes per year, and the
adults can live three to four months. They lay eggs in the summer, but
those eggs need to freeze before they can hatch, which usually happens
in early spring after snowmelt or cooler rains. Summer species can have
multiple generations per year. They also don't live as long as their
spring species counterparts — usually only a few weeks.
female mosquito will lay 150 to 200 eggs, which will hatch with water
or could wait for years
until getting wet. Minnesota mosquitoes of the culex tarsalis
species can carry the West Nile Virus which can kill, paralyze, or
cause brain damage. So, you know, look out for the culex tarsalis
Again, mosquitoes are exponential bugs.
You do the math.
= the mosquito population at time t
P0 = initial amount at
time t = 0
r = the growth rate
t = time (number of
Other exponential pests
are political campaign ads, engineered by Data Propria (Cambridge
Analytica part II), repropagated by Russian troll farms, and powered by
Facebook and Google using PAC money.
They bite too.Trump Plan Bingo
Trump uses tariffs to hammer the stock market until just before the
2020 election when he lifts the tariffs for no apparent reason, other
than to pump the stock market.Trump
keeps out of jail by being elected to a second term with Ivanka as Vice
President. In 2024, President Ivanka Trump pardons former President
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- Some Like It HotThe Power of Powers
May 11, 2019
ice melt messes with ocean currents.
move in oval conveyor belts that are up and down and around and around.
Cold fresh water on top of warmer salt water in vast amounts will halt
Ever hear of El Niño
Niña? The effects of polar ice melt are similar but
worse with polar waters becoming colder and equatorial waters becoming
warmer without the circulation. Think energy without a release valve.
Read more about the
impact of polar ice melt in “Ice melt, sea level rise and
by James Hansen
& Makiko Sato, et. al. in the Atmospheric Chemistry
and Physics journal 16, 1-52.
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and RoundThe Power of Powers
May 1, 2019
I could have any superpower, it would be the power of powers,
exponentiation. In a fight, villains won't get an ordinary pounding,
they will get a compounding to the n
Compounding and exponentiation make good
things better and bad things worse.
interest and stock dividends compounded lead to financial growth.
Credit interest and penalties compounded lead to financial trouble.
Diseases infect and spread to infect more and more. Seeds grow to
produce more seeds.
And that's where my superpower
steps in. I want kernza.Kernza
is a small grained wheat, meaning it probably has extra
gluten. It tastes like wheat generally, I think, but I don't know
because I haven't had it. Not enough farmers are growing it because
there aren't enough seeds yet. Exponential growth of kernza takes time
I know what you're thinking. You're
do you know that you want kernza when you haven't even tried it?
eat it. It doesn't matter what it tastes like. What matters is that it
is a perennial grain with deep roots that can be harvested with the
same harvesters as common wheat (which has to be replanted every year).
Kernza is easier on the farmers and easier on the environment. No more
annual tilling of the soil.
Kernza cereal, kernza
crackers, kernza pizza, kernza pasta, kernza donuts, and even kernza
cakes are the foods I want to eat.
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