Sunday, August 28, 2016

New Continent Found - Garbage Gyre II - 10

Go Figure
I am writing this post while watching a "window" on my computer's screen that is displaying another program that is updating the WOD database (my local version of it that is).

After releasing the WOD13 in 2013 it has been updated several times.

Now that I have a handle on the WOD file structure, which comes from the experience of using the data in the 2013 release, I am incorporating the updates (~9.2 Gigabytes of data) into the mix (WOD Updates).

That should bring us up to 2016, and make changes in the graphs that will be produced.

But, it won't change what happened before that time will it?

I mean the stuff this Dredd Blog Series focuses on, for example the GGG (Garbage, Garbage, Garbage) continent which too many casual observers are waiting for Columbus to discover (New Continent Found - Garbage Gyre II, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, [note especially the first episode]).

What happens when the GGG becomes microscopic plastic is beginning to be studied even as we speak:
They're everywhere, even in the deep, open ocean. They are microplastics, and researchers want to know how they might be affecting biodiversity in the middle of the Atlantic.

Though their research is just beginning, a team of scientists from the U.K. National Oceanography Centre have found microplastics throughout the first 1,000 meters -- or half-mile -- of the North Atlantic's water column.
(Microplastics found deep in oceans). The odd thing about The Garbage Continent, now, is that it is a normal continent in a normal civilization (I use the word "normal" in the sense of "the new normal" bandied about these days daze).

Yes, the new normal civilization is essentially like the old normal civilizations:
"In other words, a society does not ever die 'from natural causes', but always dies from suicide or murder --- and nearly always from the former, as this chapter has shown."
(A Study of History, by Arnold J. Toynbee).

And just in case you did not yet hear, this is what plastic, a part of the soul of civilization, and other stuff like it is made of (Oil-Qaeda juice):
Solvents, Diesel fuel, Motor Oil, Bearing Grease, Ink, Floor Wax, Ballpoint Pens, Football Cleats, Upholstery, Sweaters, Boats, Insecticides, Bicycle Tires, Sports Car Bodies, Nail Polish, Fishing lures, Dresses, Tires, Golf Bags, Perfumes, Cassettes, Dishwasher parts, Tool Boxes, Shoe Polish, Motorcycle Helmet, Caulking, Petroleum Jelly, Transparent Tape, CD Player, Faucet Washers, Antiseptics, Clothesline, Curtains, Food Preservatives, Basketballs, Soap, Vitamin Capsules, Antihistamines, Purses, Shoes, Dashboards, Cortisone, Deodorant,

MOMCOM 1% Feeds The 99%
Footballs, Putty, Dyes, Panty Hose, Refrigerant, Percolators, Life Jackets, Rubbing Alcohol, Linings, Skis, TV Cabinets, Shag Rugs, Electrician's Tape, Tool Racks, Car Battery Cases, Epoxy, Paint, Mops, Slacks, Insect Repellent, Oil Filters, Umbrellas, Yarn, Fertilizers, Hair Coloring, Roofing, Toilet Seats, Fishing Rods, Lipstick, Denture Adhesive, Linoleum, Ice Cube Trays, Synthetic Rubber, Speakers, Plastic Wood, Electric Blankets, Glycerin, Tennis Rackets, Rubber Cement, Fishing Boots, Dice, Nylon Rope, Candles, Trash Bags, House Paint, Water Pipes, Hand Lotion, Roller Skates, Surf Boards, Shampoo, Wheels, Paint Rollers, Shower Curtains, Guitar Strings, Luggage, Aspirin, Safety Glasses, Antifreeze, Football Helmets, Awnings, Eyeglasses, Clothes, Toothbrushes, Ice Chests, Footballs, Combs, CD's & DVD's, Paint Brushes, Detergents, Vaporizers, Balloons, Sun Glasses, Tents, Heart Valves, Crayons, Parachutes, Telephones, Enamel, Pillows, Dishes, Cameras, Anesthetics, Artificial Turf, Artificial limbs, Bandages, Dentures, Model Cars, Folding Doors, Hair Curlers, Cold cream, Movie film, Soft Contact lenses, Drinking Cups, Fan Belts, Car Enamel, Shaving Cream, Ammonia, Refrigerators, Golf Balls, Toothpaste, Gasoline
(A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 2, "stuff made from oil").

Suck it up.

The previous post in this series is here.

"One was Texas medicine, the other was railroad gin ..."

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