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    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Did you know... that Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat and activist? She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. (Wikipedia) On October 11, 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City. Her lifetime achievements are almost too numerous to list, but these amazing facts should remind you why she’s still celebrated as one of America’s finest first ladies and diplomats. ELEANOR WAS HER MIDDLE NAME. From a very young age, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt much preferred her middle name and would usually introduce herself by it as she grew older. For the record, Roosevelt wasn’t wild about her childhood nickname either: Her mother, Anna Hall Roosevelt, found the girl comically old-fashioned and often referred to her as "Granny." SHE WAS ORPHANED AT A VERY YOUNG AGE. When Anna Roosevelt passed away in 1892, her husband Elliott, who struggled with alcoholism, was exiled from the family. Following these tragic events, 8-year-old Eleanor was left in the care of her maternal grandmother, Valentine Hall. Unable to shake his demons, Elliott (Teddy Roosevelt’s younger brother) attempted suicide by jumping out of a window in 1894. Despite surviving this fall, he suffered a seizure shortly thereafter and died on August 14, 1894—leaving his children parentless. SHE LOVED FIELD HOCKEY. What did Roosevelt consider the happiest day of her life? The day she made her private school’s field hockey team. ON HER WEDDING DAY, THEN-PRESIDENT TEDDY ROOSEVELT WALKED HER DOWN THE AISLE. Eleanor Roosevelt in wedding dress “I am as fond of Eleanor as if she were my daughter,” Teddy Roosevelt once wrote of his niece. On March 17, 1905—just a few months into his second term—the Bull Moose had the honor of giving Eleanor away on her wedding day. “Well, Franklin,” the commander-in-chief later joked to her new spouse, and his cousin, “there’s nothing like keeping the name in the family.” SHE ORGANIZED SEVERAL WOMEN-ONLY WHITE HOUSE PRESS CONFERENCES. At the time FDR was first elected president, female journalists had traditionally been excluded from serious media events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Eleanor helped to somewhat level the playing field by hosting a series of ladies-only press conferences, which pressured papers into hiring more women reporters and helped Eleanor win over female voters on behalf of her husband. SHE ONCE WENT FLYING WITH AMELIA EARHART. The courageous aviator inspired Eleanor to apply for her very own piloting license and even took the First Lady out for an airborne spin from D.C. to Baltimore in 1933. Years later, after Earhart unexpectedly vanished, a grief-stricken Roosevelt told the press “I am sure Amelia’s last words were ‘I have no regrets.’” SHE WROTE A SYNDICATED NEWSPAPER COLUMN FOR 27 YEARS. From 1935 to 1962, Eleanor composed six weekly articles about her political views and personal life. Simply entitled “My Day,” the column featured Roosevelt’s musings on such topics as Prohibition, Pearl Harbor, and Joseph McCarthy’s Communist witch hunt. A disciplined professional, Eleanor missed only a single week’s worth of material, following her husband’s untimely death in 1945. SHE DEFIED BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA'S SEGREGATION LAWS IN A POWERFUL PROTEST. In 1938, the Southern Conference for Human Welfare held its inaugural meeting in Alabama’s “Magic City.” Upon her arrival, Roosevelt sat directly beside an African American associate, ignoring the designated whites-only section en route. After being told that Birmingham’s segregationist policies prohibited whites and blacks from sitting together at public functions, the First Lady asked for a ruler. “Now measure the distance between this chair and that one,” she said after somebody produced one. Upon examining this gap separating the white and black seating areas, the first lady placed her chair directly in its center. There she defiantly sat, in a racial no-man’s land, until the meeting concluded. “They were afraid to arrest her,” one witness claimed. SHE STARRED IN A MARGARINE COMMERCIAL. In fact, Roosevelt advertised a range of products—from mattresses to hot dogs. Her appearance in the 1959 TV spot above helped establish margarine as one of America’s favorite spreads. This appearance netted the former first lady $35,000, which she used to purchase 6000 care packages for impoverished families. SHE HELPED DRAFT THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. Harry S. Truman appointed Roosevelt as a United Nations delegate in 1946. In this role, she became a driving force behind the U.N.’s Declaration of Human Rights, which over 50 member-states eventually worked together to compose. SHE EARNED 35 HONORARY DEGREES. FDR, meanwhile, only received 31 Among the institutions which bestowed degrees upon the First Lady-turned diplomat were Russell Sage College, the John Marshall College of Law, and Oxford University. Source: Mental Floss
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    Last Animated Movie You Watched?

    Porco Rosso, which I felt a little let down by (it was recommended a little too highly)
  5. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - PROBOSCIS pronunciation: [prə-BAH-skəs] Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, early 17th century meaning: 1. The nose of a mammal, especially when it is long and mobile such as the trunk of an elephant or the snout of a tapir. 2. (in many insects) an elongated sucking mouthpart that is typically tubular and flexible. Example: "At the zoo I had the chance to watch an anteater use its proboscis to stir up the dirt and eat insects." "The garden was planted with flowers known to have pollen to attract bees and other insects with a proboscis." About Proboscis You’ll recognize the long snout called a proboscis on animals such as the elephant, tapir, and anteater, but they’re also in the insect world. On a lepidoptera, or butterfly, the proboscis is also called a haustellum, and it’s used to reach down deep into flowers for pollen and nectar. Did you know? Many mammals have a nose or snout that could be called a proboscis, but one species of monkey earned special designation. The proboscis monkey is endemic to Borneo, and is one of the largest species of Asian monkeys. Females and babies have smaller, pointier proboscises, while the males have a more pronounced and bulbous feature.
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    Anti rambles about...

    Self-explanatory, kinda
  8. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - SOPHOCLES Sophocles Did you know... that Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived? His first plays were written later than or contemporary with those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. (Wikipedia) Sophocles wrote over 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in 30 competitions, won 24, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 13 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won four competitions. The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and also Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a part of a different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Sophocles influenced the development of drama, most importantly by adding a third actor, thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot. He also developed his characters to a greater extent than earlier playwrights such as Aeschylus. (Wikipedia) Sophocles was the younger contemporary of Aeschylus and the older contemporary of Euripides. He was born at Colonus, a village outside the walls of Athens, where his father, Sophillus, was a wealthy manufacturer of armour. Sophocles himself received a good education. Because of his beauty of physique, his athletic prowess, and his skill in music, he was chosen in 480, when he was 16, to lead the paean (choral chant to a god) celebrating the decisive Greek sea victory over the Persians at the Battle of Salamis. The relatively meagre information about Sophocles’ civic life suggests that he was a popular favourite who participated actively in his community and exercised outstanding artistic talents. In 442 he served as one of the treasurers responsible for receiving and managing tribute money from Athens’ subject-allies in the Delian League. In 440 he was elected one of the 10 stratēgoi (high executive officials who commanded the armed forces) as a junior colleague of Pericles. Sophocles later served as stratēgos perhaps twice again. In 413, then aged about 83, Sophocles was a proboulos, one of 10 advisory commissioners who were granted special powers and were entrusted with organizing Athens’ financial and domestic recovery after its terrible defeat at Syracuse in Sicily. Sophocles’ last recorded act was to lead a chorus in public mourning for his deceased rival, Euripides, before the festival of 406. He died that same year. These few facts are about all that is known of Sophocles’ life. They imply steady and distinguished attachment to Athens, its government, religion, and social forms. Sophocles was wealthy from birth, highly educated, noted for his grace and charm, on easy terms with the leading families, a personal friend of prominent statesmen, and in many ways fortunate to have died before the final surrender of Athens to Sparta in 404. In one of his last plays, Oedipus at Colonus, he still affectionately praises both his own birthplace and the great city itself. Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles won his first victory at the Dionysian dramatic festival in 468, however, defeating the great Aeschylus in the process. This began a career of unparalleled success and longevity. In total, Sophocles wrote 123 dramas for the festivals. Since each author who was chosen to enter the competition usually presented four plays, this means he must have competed about 30 times. Sophocles won perhaps as many as 24 victories, compared to 13 for Aeschylus and four for Euripides, and indeed he may have never received lower than second place in the competitions he entered. Dramatic And Literary Achievements Ancient authorities credit Sophocles with several major and minor dramatic innovations. Among the latter is his invention of some type of “scene paintings” or other pictorial prop to establish locale or atmosphere. He also may have increased the size of the chorus from 12 to 15 members. Sophocles’ major innovation was his introduction of a third actor into the dramatic performance. It had previously been permissible for two actors to “double” (i.e., assume other roles during a play), but the addition of a third actor onstage enabled the dramatist both to increase the number of his characters and widen the variety of their interactions. The scope of the dramatic conflict was thereby extended, plots could be more fluid, and situations could be more complex. The typical Sophoclean drama presents a few characters, impressive in their determination and power and possessing a few strongly drawn qualities or faults that combine with a particular set of circumstances to lead them inevitably to a tragic fate. Sophocles develops his characters’ rush to tragedy with great economy, concentration, and dramatic effectiveness, creating a coherent, suspenseful situation whose sustained and inexorable onrush came to epitomize the tragic form to the classical world. Sophocles emphasizes that most people lack wisdom, and he presents truth in collision with ignorance, delusion, and folly. Many scenes dramatize flaws or failure in thinking (deceptive reports and rumours, false optimism, hasty judgment, madness). The chief character does something involving grave error; this affects others, each of whom reacts in his own way, thereby causing the chief agent to take another step toward ruin—his own and that of others as well. Equally important, those who are to suffer from the tragic error usually are present at the time or belong to the same generation. It was this more complex type of tragedy that demanded a third actor. Sophocles thus abandoned the spacious Aeschylean framework of the connected trilogy and instead comprised the entire action in a single play. From his time onward, “trilogy” usually meant no more than three separate tragedies written by the same author and presented at the same festival. Sophocles’ language responds flexibly to the dramatic needs of the moment; it can be ponderously weighty or swift-moving, emotionally intense or easygoing, highly decorative or perfectly plain and simple. His mastery of form and diction was highly respected by his contemporaries. Sophocles has also been universally admired for the sympathy and vividness with which he delineates his characters; especially notable are his tragic women, such as Electra and Antigone. Few dramatists have been able to handle situation and plot with more power and certainty; the frequent references in the Poetics to Sophocles’ Oedipus the King show that Aristotle regarded this play as a masterpiece of construction, and few later critics have dissented. Sophocles is also unsurpassed in his moments of high dramatic tension and in his revealing use of tragic irony. Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra The criticism has been made that Sophocles was a superb artist and nothing more; he grappled neither with religious problems as Aeschylus had nor with intellectual ones as Euripides had done. He accepted the gods of Greek religion in a spirit of unreflecting orthodoxy, and he contented himself with presenting human characters and human conflicts. But it should be stressed that to Sophocles “the gods” appear to have represented the natural forces of the universe to which human beings are unwittingly or unwillingly subject. To Sophocles, human beings live for the most part in dark ignorance because they are cut off from these permanent, unchanging forces and structures of reality. Yet it is pain, suffering, and the endurance of tragic crisis that can bring people into valid contact with the universal order of things. In the process, a person can become more genuinely human, more genuinely himself. The Plays Only seven of Sophocles’ tragedies survive in their entirety, along with 400 lines of a satyr play, numerous fragments of plays now lost, and 90 titles. All seven of the complete plays are works of Sophocles’ maturity, but only two of them, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus, have fairly certain dates. Ajax is generally regarded as the earliest of the extant plays. Some evidence suggests that Antigone was first performed in 442 or 441 BC. Philoctetes was first performed in 409, when Sophocles was 90 years old, and Oedipus at Colonus was said to have been produced after Sophocles’ death by his grandson. Ajax The entire plot of Ajax (Greek Aias mastigophoros) is constructed around Ajax, the mighty hero of the Trojan War whose pride drives him to treachery and finally to his own ruin and suicide some two-thirds of the way through the play. Ajax is deeply offended at the award of the prize of valour (the dead Achilles’ armour) not to himself but to Odysseus. Ajax thereupon attempts to assassinate Odysseus and the contest’s judges, the Greek commanders Agamemnon and Menelaus, but is frustrated by the intervention of the goddess Athena. He cannot bear his humiliation and throws himself on his own sword. Agamemnon and Menelaus order that Ajax’ corpse be left unburied as punishment. But the wise Odysseus persuades the commanders to relent and grant Ajax an honourable burial. In the end Odysseus is the only person who seems truly aware of the changeability of human fortune. Amphora with Ajax and Achilles playing a board game, painted by Exekias, c. 550–540 BC; in the Vatican Museum. Antigone Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus, the former king of Thebes. She is willing to face the capital punishment that has been decreed by her uncle Creon, the new king, as the penalty for anyone burying her brother Polyneices. (Polyneices has just been killed attacking Thebes, and it is as posthumous punishment for this attack that Creon has forbidden the burial of his corpse.) Obeying all her instincts of love, loyalty, and humanity, Antigone defies Creon and dutifully buries her brother’s corpse. Creon, from conviction that reasons of state outweigh family ties, refuses to commute Antigone’s death sentence. By the time Creon is finally persuaded by the prophet Tiresias to relent and free Antigone, she has killed herself in her prison cell. Creon’s son, Haemon, kills himself out of love and sympathy for the dead Antigone, and Creon’s wife, Eurydice, then kills herself out of grief over these tragic events. At the play’s end Creon is left desolate and broken in spirit. In his narrow and unduly rigid adherence to his civic duties, Creon has defied the gods through his denial of humanity’s common obligations toward the dead. The play thus concerns the conflicting obligations of civic versus personal loyalties and religious mores. Antigone Want to learn more about Sophocles? Click below. Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica
  9. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - CAVALCADE pronunciation: [ka-vəl-KAYD] Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, late 16th century meaning: 1. A formal procession of people walking, on horseback, or riding in vehicles. Example: "A cavalcade of horses led the Founder’s Day parade every year." "The members of the hot rod club formed a cavalcade for a weekly Saturday drive." About Cavalcade This word for a formal procession (usually on horseback, but could also be by foot or motor vehicle), has taken quite a journey of its own. English borrowed cavalcade from French, but in Italian it’s “cavalcata,” which comes from the verb “cavalcare,” or to ride. And like most Romance language words, it all traces back to Latin. Did you know? Have you heard of a caballero? This Spanish word means gentleman, but it was adopted in the Southwestern United States to describe a horseman. It makes sense then that it shares a root word with cavalcade. The Latin word “caballus” means horse.
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    What Games Are You Currently Playing?

    I wish I could clear out my backlog entirely, but that is never going to happen as it's far too large. Same with my anime ptw backlog, which is nearly 200 series again. Anyways I beat Cold Steel 3 a over a week ago. Ended up playing it about 135 hours, making it the longest between CS1-CS3. I started Tokyo Xanadu eX+ and was enjoying it, but damn it's really punishing if you don't get the dodge timing just right. The Chapter 1: Side Story that you have to solo with the guy in the White hood, I forget his name.... and you can't change his equipment or anything during this part was actually pretty tough as a result. I kept failing to dodge perfectly and thus had to retry the segment about a dozen times. When I finally managed to beat it I had used up all my healing items and only ended up winning because I realized I had some ultimate attack on him I hadn't been using which wiped out all the adds on the boss fight making it go by a bit easier. But yeah... definitely gotta figure out the proper dodge timing. It would help if my daughter wasn't always distracting me. Perhaps this will be something I play while she sleeps and do some practice dodging on some of the weak enemies. Game is fun, and it seems like it'd be really easy if I got that aspect down. In the meantime, I jumped back to Light Fairytale: Episode 1. This game was fun, although extremely short. Ended up beating Haru's story in about 3 hours. Now I'm about to play Kuroko's story in a New Game run (shame you can't carry over your equipment and shit). Hopefully episode 2 lets us load our saves from this one. Episode 2 is due to release sometime Q2 2020, so basically pretty much any time now. Actually discovered a bug in episode 1 that was apparently introduced in the last update to the game and it made Kuroko's story unplayable, but I reported it and the dev fixed it in less than 8 hours and then credited me in the update for the bug report: https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/539330/view/2206146856288096061 Pretty cool. It's also great to see that the dev actively supports the game and is quick to respond and patch issues. I still have plans to get to Resident Evil 3 Remake, but that keeps seemingly getting pushed back. Was waiting for a friend to play the game with me like we did RE2 Remake, but that obviously isn't going to happen so I'll play it by myself.
  12. CardGames

    CardGames/AnimeDamage/MegaChamp's Random PS4 Streams

    This pandemic has forced me to get through my large backlog. I'm starting to legitimately think that I'm getting through it too quickly. I may have to find a way to force myself to slow down before I end up running out of games to play. Regardless... I'm back everyone and I've calmed down. maybe I finished Yoshi's Crafted World on Switch last night and went ahead and started playing this. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Similar to Crash N. Sane Trilogy & Spyro Reignited. Although the major difference is that it's not really a remaster and is just upscaled I think for playability on major consoles. It's a compilation of the original trilogy of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney games. Including Ace Attorney, Justice For All, and Trials and Tribulations. I loved this series when I first found it. I still do. But the way it's treated by IT'S OWN COMPANY THAT MAKES IT is an absolute atrocity and horrendous. But I'm going to do my absolute best to refrain from Capcom bashing like I used to do back when I did a Let's Play of the Fan Translation Version of Ace Attorney Investigations 2 (no guarantees though). I will also be attempting the Platinum for this game. Because similar to the Spyro game Platinums it seemed like something I could actually do. So we'll see how well that goes I guess. Expect my first stream of this game soon because I want to stream it once per game. So that's 3 streams for 3 games. I'm already to Case 2 of Ace Attorney so I'll have to do it soon or I'll get through the entire first game without a stream. lol. Remember everyone... when you spot a contradiction... make sure you slam a nearby desk, finger point and shout...
  13. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - NEPTUNE Did you know... that Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the Sun in the Solar System? In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet. Neptune is 17 times the mass of Earth, slightly more massive than its near-twin Uranus. (Wikipedia) SIZE OF NEPTUNE COMPARED WITH THE EARTH Side by side comparison of the size of Neptune vs Earth FACTS ABOUT NEPTUNE It takes Neptune 164.8 Earth years to orbit the Sun. On 11 July 2011, Neptune completed its first full orbit since its discovery in 1846. Neptune was discovered by Jean Joseph Le Verrier. The planet was not known to ancient civilizations because it is not visible to the naked eye. The planet was initially called Le Verrier after its discoverer. This name, however, quickly was abandoned and the name Neptune was chosen instead. Neptune is the Roman God of the Sea. In Greek, Neptune is called Poseidon. Neptune has the second largest gravity of any planet in the solar system – second only to Jupiter. The orbit path of Neptune is approximately 30 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun. This means it is around 30 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. The largest Neptunian moon, Triton, was discovered just 17 days after Neptune itself was discovered. Neptune has a storm similar the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. It is commonly known as the Great Dark Spot and is roughly the size of Earth. Neptune also has a second storm called the Small Dark Spot. This storm is around the same size as Earth’s moon. Neptune spins very quickly on its axis. The planet's equatorial clouds take 18 hours to complete one rotation. The reason this happens is that Neptune does not have a solid body. Only one spacecraft, the Voyager 2, has flown past Neptune. It happened in 1989 and captured the first close-up images of the Neptunian system. It took 246 minutes – four hours and six minutes – for signals from Voyager 2 to reach back to Earth. The climate on Neptune is extremely active. In its upper atmosphere, large storms sweep across it and high-speed solar winds track around the planet at up to 1,340 km per second. The largest storm was the Great Dark Spot in 1989 which lasted for around five years. Like the other outer planets, Neptune possesses a ring system, though its rings are very faint. They are most likely made up of ice particles and grains of dust with a carbon-based substance coating them. Neptune has 14 known moons. The largest of these moons is Titan – a frozen world which spits out particles of nitrogen ice and dust from below its surface. It is believed that Titan was caught by the immense gravitational pull of Neptune and is regarded as one of the coldest worlds in our solar system. (Note: Titan is the largest moon of Saturn) Neptune has an average surface temperature of -214°C – approximately -353°F. When scientific discoveries are made there is often a debate (sometimes heated) as to who deserves credit. The discovery of Neptune is one such example. Shortly after the discovery of the planet Uranus in 1781, scientists noticed that its orbit had significant fluctuations that were not expected. To solve this mystery, they proposed the existence of another planet whose gravitational field would account for such orbital variances. In 1845, the English astronomer John Couch Adams completed his calculations as to the position of this unknown planet. Although he submitted his findings to the Royal Society (the leading English scientific organization), his work was met with little interest. However, a year later the French astronomer Jean Joseph Le Verrier made known his calculations that were strikingly similar to those of Adams. As a result of the two men’s independent estimates being so close, the scientific community took notice and began its search for the planet in the region of the sky Adams and Le Verrier had predicted. On September 23, 1846, the German astronomer Johann Galle observed the new planet near to where Adam’s calculations had forecasted and even closer to those of Le Verrier. John Couch Adams Le Verrier was initially given credit for the discovery. As a result, an international dispute arose, with one faction championing Adams and the other Le Verrier. This conflict, however, was not shared between the two men themselves. Eventually, the campaign for each side cooled, and both men were given credit. Until the Voyager 2 spacecraft fly-by in 1989, little was known about Neptune. This mission provided new information about Neptune’s rings, number of moons, atmosphere and rotation. Additionally, Voyager 2 discovered significant features of the moon Triton. There are no official planetary missions scheduled to Neptune in the near future. ATMOSPHERE Neptune’s upper atmosphere is composed of 80% hydrogen (H2), 19% helium and trace amounts of methane. Similar to Uranus, the blue coloration of Neptune is due in part to its atmospheric methane, which absorbs light having a wavelength corresponding to red. Unlike Uranus, Neptune is a deeper blue, and, therefore, some other atmospheric component must be present in the Neptunian atmosphere that is not found in Uranus’ atmosphere. Two significant weather patterns have been observed on Neptune. The first, seen during the Voyager 2 fly-by mission, are the Dark Spots. These are storms comparable to the Great Red Spot found on Jupiter. However, a difference between these storms is their duration. Whereas the Great Red Spot has lasted for centuries, the Dark Spots are much more shortly lived as is evident by their disappearance when Neptune was viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope just four years after the Voyager 2 fly-by. Hubble Space Telescope The second of the two weather patterns observed by Voyager 2 is the swiftly moving white storm system, nicknamed Scooter. This type of storm system, which is much smaller than the Dark Spots, also appears to be short-lived. As with the other gas giants, Neptune’s atmosphere is divided into latitudinal bands. The wind speed achieved in some of these bands is almost 600 m/s, the fastest known in the Solar System. INTERIOR The interior of Neptune, similar to that of Uranus, is made of two layers: a core and mantle. The core is rocky and estimated to be 1.2 times as massive as the Earth. The mantle is an extremely hot and dense liquid composed of water, ammonia and methane. The mantle is between ten to fifteen times the mass of the Earth. Interior of Neptune Although Neptune and Uranus share similar interiors, they are, however, quite distinct in one way. Whereas Uranus emits only about the same amount of heat that it receives from the Sun, Neptune emits nearly 2.61 times the amount of the sunlight it receives. To place this in perspective, the two planets’ surface temperatures are approximately equal, yet Neptune receives only 40% of the sunlight that Uranus does. Additionally, this large internal heat is also what powers the extreme winds found in the upper atmosphere. ORBIT & ROTATION With the discovery of Neptune, the size of the known Solar System increased by a factor of two. With an average orbital distance of 4.50 x 109 km, it takes sunlight almost four hours and forty minutes to reach Neptune. Moreover, this distance also means that a Neptunian year lasts about 165 Earth years! Neptune’s orbital eccentricity of .0097 is second smallest behind that of Venus. This small eccentricity means that the orbit of Neptune is very close to being circular. Another way of looking at this is to compare Neptune’s perihelion of 4.46 x 109 km and its aphelion of 4.54 x 109 km and notice that this is a difference of less than two percent. Like Jupiter and Saturn, Neptune rotates very quickly as compared to the terrestrial planets. With a rotational period of a little over 16 hours, Neptune has the third shortest day in the Solar System. The axial tilt of Neptune is 28.3°, which is relatively close to the Earth’s 23.5°. What is amazing is that, even at such a far distance from the Sun, Neptune still experiences seasons (though more subtly) similar to those on Earth as a result of its axial tilt. RINGS Currently, Neptune is known to have thirteen moons. Of these thirteen only one is large and spherical in shape. This moon, Triton, is believed to have originally been a dwarf planet captured by Neptune’s gravitational field, and, thus, not a natural satellite of the planet. Evidence for this theory comes from Triton’s retrograde orbit of Neptune; that is, Triton orbits in the opposite direction that Neptune rotates. With a recorded surface temperature of -235° C, Triton is the coldest known object in the Solar System. Retrograde orbit: the satellite (red) orbits in the direction opposite to the rotation of its primary (blue/black) Neptune has three major rings – Adams, Le Verrier and Galle. This ring system is much fainter than that of the other gas giants. In fact, some of the rings are so dim that it was believed at one time that they were incomplete. However, images from the Voyager 2 fly-bys show extremely faint rings. Source: The Planets
  14. CardGames

    What Games Are You Currently Playing?

    I'm starting to think that I'm getting through my backlog too quickly. Which is what I was afraid of happening when this pandemic started. So I may try to force myself to slow down a little bit. How I'll do that... well... I'm not sure yet. Regardless... I finished Yoshi's Crafted World last night. Cute game. Last world was pretty dark for a Yoshi game though. So I'm back to the PS4 now and have already started playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. I will be attempting the Platinum because it seemed doable for me. We'll see how that goes I guess. It's been quite a LONG time since I've played the original Trilogy of Ace Attorney games though so it'll probably be good to revisit them.
  15. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - MULTIVERSE pronunciation: [məl-tee-vərs] Part of speech: noun Origin: English, 1960s meaning: 1. An infinite realm of being or potential being of which the universe is regarded as a part or instance. Example: "My favorite sci-fi series explores the different realities possible in a multiverse." "The physics department seems to be split into those who believe in a multiverse theory, and those who do not." About Multiverse If you’re a physicist, a comic book writer, psychologist, or theologian, you will probably be familiar with a multiverse. This philosophy that there are multiple, or even infinite, states of being in the universe has long been a topic for debate. Did you know? Fans of “The Big Bang Theory” are probably familiar with one example of a multiverse: Schrödinger's cat. On the TV show, Sheldon explained the hypothetical situation where a cat is inside a box, and, until you open the box, the cat could be alive or dead. There are two potential universes in that scenario, which is also the many-worlds interpretation of a multiverse.
  16. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - KLEENEX TISSUES Did you know... that facial tissue, paper handkerchief, and Kleenex refers to a class of soft, absorbent, disposable papers that are suitable for use on the face? They are disposable alternatives for cloth handkerchiefs. (Wikipedia) In 1924, the Kleenex brand of facial tissue was first introduced. Kleenex tissue was invented as a means to remove cold cream. Early advertisements linked Kleenex to Hollywood makeup departments and sometimes included endorsements from movie stars (Helen Hayes and Jean Harlow) who used Kleenex to remove their theatrical makeup with cold cream. Kleenex and Noses By 1926, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the manufacturer of Kleenex, became intrigued by the number of letters from customers stating that they used their product as a disposable handkerchief. A test was conducted in the Peoria, Illinois, newspaper. Ads were run depicting the two main uses of Kleenex, either as a means to remove cold cream or as a disposable handkerchief for blowing noses. The readers were asked to respond. Results showed that 60% used Kleenex tissue for blowing their noses. By 1930, Kimberly-Clark had changed the way they advertised Kleenex and sales doubled, proving that the customer is always right. Highlights of Kleenex History In 1928, the familiar pop-up tissue cartons with a perforated opening were introduced. In 1929, colored Kleenex tissue was introduced and a year later printed tissues. In 1932, pocket packs of Kleenex were introduced. That same year, the Kleenex company came up with the phrase, "The handkerchief you can throw away!" to use in their advertisements. During World War II, rations were placed on the production of paper products and the manufacturing of Kleenex tissues was limited. However, the technology used in the tissues was applied to the field bandages and dressings used during the war effort, giving the company a big boost in publicity. Supplies of paper products returned to normal in 1945 after the war ended. In 1941, Kleenex Mansize tissues were launched, as indicated by the name, this product was aimed at the male consumer. In 1949, a tissue for eyeglasses was released. During the '50s, the spread of the popularity of the tissues continued to grow. In 1954, the tissue was the official sponsor on the popular television show, "The Perry Como Hour." During the '60s, the company began successfully advertising the tissue during daytime programming rather than just nighttime television. SPACESAVER tissue packs were introduced, as well as purse packs and juniors. In 1967, the new square upright tissue box (BOUTIQUE) was introduced. In 1981, the first scented tissue was introduced to the market (SOFTIQUE). In 1986, Kleenex started the "Bless You" advertising campaign. In 1998, the company first used a six-color printing process, allowing for complex prints on their tissues. By the 2000s, Kleenex sold tissues in over 150 different countries. Kleenex with lotion, Ultra-Soft, and Anti-Viral products were all introduced. Where Did the Word Come From? In 1924, when Kleenex tissues were first introduced to the public, they were intended to be used with cold cream to remove makeup and "clean" the face. The Kleen in Kleenex represented that "clean." The ex at the end of the word was tied to the company's other popular and successful product at the time, Kotex brand feminine napkins. Generic Use of the Word Kleenex The word Kleenex is now commonly used to describe any soft facial tissue. However, Kleenex is the trademarked name of the soft facial tissue manufactured and sold by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. How Kleenex Is Made According to the Kimberly-Clark company, Kleenex tissue is made in the following way: At the tissue manufacturing mills, bales of wood pulp are put into a machine called the hydrapulper, which resembles a giant electric mixer. The pulp and water is mixed to form a slurry of individual fibers in water called the stock. As the stock moves to the machine, more water is added to make a thinner mixture which is more than 99 percent water. The cellulose fibers are then thoroughly separated in refiners before being formed into a sheet, on the forming section of the creped wadding machine. When the sheet comes off the machine a few seconds later, it is 95 percent fiber and only 5 percent water. Much of the water used in the process is recycled after being treated to remove contaminants prior to discharge. A felt belt carries the sheet from the forming section to the drying section. In the drying section, the sheet is pressed onto the steam-heated drying cylinder and then scraped off the cylinder after it has been dried. The sheet is then wound into large rolls. The large rolls are transferred to a rewinder, where two sheets of wadding (three sheets for Kleenex Ultra Soft and Lotion Facial Tissue products) are plied together before being further processed by calender rollers for additional softness and smoothness. After being cut and rewound, the finished rolls are tested and transferred to storage, ready for converting into Kleenex facial tissue. In the converting department, numerous rolls are put on the multifolder, where in one continuous process, the tissue is interfolded, cut and put into Kleenex brand tissue cartons which are inserted into shipping containers. The interfolding causes a fresh tissue to pop out of the box as each tissue is removed. Source: The History of Kleenex Tissue
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    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - NEBULA pronunciation: [NEB-yə-lə] Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, mid-17th century meaning: 1. A cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter. 2. (in general use) any indistinct bright area in the night sky, for example, a distant galaxy. Example: "On a clear night you might be able to see a nebula without the help of a telescope." "Long before modern science, astronomers have been fascinated by the comets, nebulas, and stars in the night sky." About Nebula Before high-powered space telescopes were passing back images of far-away galaxies, astronomers were looking at the bodies visible in the night sky. They gave the word nebula to describe the bright clouds in the sky. We now know that these are patches of gas and dust, and possibly sites of future exploration. Did you know? In addition to its astronomical usage, nebula is a medical term. The Latin word literally means “mist.” Your ophthalmologist, or eye doctor, might diagnose a nebula — a clouded spot on the cornea causing defective vision.
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    Free Games Megathread

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    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - WEAVER BIRDS Did you know... that weaver birds are the only birds recorded with the ability to tie knots? Sociable weaver nests are the largest structures built by birds. Some flocks of red-billed quelea are so massive they can take 5 hours to pass. Weaver birds are a group of several families of small passerine birds that are related to the finches. Most weaver birds are yellow, but there are also red, brown or black varieties. They are commonly known for their construction of elaborate nests. A group of weaver bird nests Their blunt, conical bills allow them to easily feast on seeds and grain, with some weaver birds, such as the red-billed quelea featured below, proving a massive problem for crop farmers. The Ploceidae weaver finches are the most common, with 64 individual species. Most weaver finches can be found in Sub-Saharan Africa, with five Asian and two Madagascan species. The Nests Weaver bird nests are extraordinary structures. Most individual nests are cylindrical in shape, with downward-facing, narrow entrances that are usually situated over or next to water. Ensuring that the entrance faces downwards and is as narrow as possible deters thieves and potential predators. Some nests even have a long tube, extending the entrance further beneath the nest body. Having selected a good location for his nest, the weaver bird starts to loop and weave strands of grass or strips of leaves around the ends of one or two branches in a tree. Having created a looped basis for the nest body, the weaver bird then builds the hollow body before adding the tubular entrance last. The males are the main weavers, leaving the females with the responsibility of selecting their breeding-partner. They do this based on the location, design and relative comfort of the nest which ensures the good genetic quality for the father of her offspring alongside a safe home for her eggs. Sociable Weaver Sociable weaver bird nest in Namibia, Africa The sociable weaver of southern Africa builds large, permanent nests for a community of birds, usually found around areas where the stiff, dry grass they use as a building material can be found. Some of these nests are the largest structures built by birds. Usually found spread throughout the branches of certain trees, sociable weavers have also been known to take advantage of telegraph poles and other tall, man-made structures. The nests resemble a pile of hay in the tree with entrance holes placed underneath in order to deter nest invaders. The nests provide a more consistent environment for sociable weavers who inhabit an area whose climate can see a fluctuation of extremes. Protected from the intense heat of the day and sometimes brisk night-time temperatures, sociable weavers can raise their young and ride out extreme weather in relative comfort, all the time safe in the knowledge that they are surrounded by members of their own species. However, despite this "safety in numbers" it has been found that nest raiding can be quite high with up to 80% of young not making it to adulthood. Red-Billed Quelea The red-billed quelea is the world's most abundant wild bird, with some estimates numbering them in the billions. Perhaps even as high as 10 billion! Found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, except the forests and the southern tip, they can congregate in vast swarms that can clear swathes of crops, proving to be a massively destructive pest. Some extreme methods of control include the burning of roosting colonies with napalm. Quick Facts Male weavers tend to be the nest builders. Weaver birds are the only birds recorded with the ability to tie knots. Sociable weaver nests are the largest structures built by birds. Some flocks of red-billed quelea are so massive they can take 5 hours to pass. Source: Life on Earth: Eden
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    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - REGENT pronunciation: [REE-jənt] Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, 15th century meaning: 1. A person appointed to administer a country because the monarch is a minor or is absent or incapacitated. 2. A member of the governing body of a university or other academic institution. Example: "Until the young king reached his 18th birthday, his cousin was appointed regent." "As a regent of the university, she wanted to direct the endowment to grant more scholarships to low-income students." About Regent The Latin word “regent” means ruling, which comes from the verb “regere.” The spelling and meaning are easy enough that they have been retained in English. A regent is a leader who rules when a monarch is unable to, and in North America the word has been borrowed to describe the people who govern a university. Did you know? Flip through European history books and you’ll find details of regents serving when a monarch could not — George IV of Great Britain, Phillippe II of France. But as the monarchies have died out, so have regents. In 2020, only one country has an active regency in Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein.
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    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - SQUALL This shows a series of squalls in a series of squall lines coming off the North Atlantic towards the Isle of Hoy. Did you know... that a squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed lasting minutes, contrary to a wind gust lasting seconds? They are usually associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. (Wikipedia) A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed lasting minutes, contrary to a wind gust lasting seconds. They are usually associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. Squalls refer to the increase to the sustained winds over that time interval, as there may be higher gusts during a squall event. They usually occur in a region of strong sinking air or cooling in the mid-atmosphere. These force strong localized upward motions at the leading edge of the region of cooling, which then enhances local downward motions just in its wake. (Kiddle Encyclopedia) Squalls refer to the increase to the sustained winds over that time interval, as there may be higher gusts during a squall event. They usually occur in a region of strong sinking air or cooling in the mid-atmosphere. These force strong localized upward motions at the leading edge of the region of cooling, which then enhances local downward motions just in its wake. Character of the Wind The term "squall" is used to refer to a sudden wind-speed increase lasting minutes. In 1962 the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) defined that to be classified as a "squall", the wind must increase at least 8 m/s and must attain a top speed of at least 11 m/s, lasting at least one minute in duration. In Australia, a squall is defined to last for several minutes before the wind returns to the long term mean value. In either case, a squall is defined to last about half as long as the definition of sustained wind in its respective country. Usually, this sudden violent wind is associated with briefly heavy precipitation as squall line. Severe Weather A shelf cloud such as this one can be a sign that a squall is imminent A squall line is an organized line of thunderstorms. It is classified as a multi-cell cluster, meaning a thunderstorm complex comprising many individual updrafts. They are also called multi-cell lines. Squalls are sometimes associated with hurricanes or other cyclones, but they can also occur independently. Most commonly, independent squalls occur along front lines, and may contain heavy precipitation, hail, frequent lightning, dangerous straight line winds, and possibly funnel clouds, tornadoes and waterspouts. Squall lines require significant low-level warmth and humidity, a nearby frontal zone, and vertical wind shear from an angle behind the frontal boundary. The strong winds at the surface are usually a reflection of dry air intruding into the line of storms, which when saturated, falls quickly to ground level due to its much higher density before it spreads out downwind. Significant squall lines with multiple bow echoes are known as derechos. Squall line life cycle There are several forms of mesoscale meteorology, including simplistic isolated thunderstorms unrelated to advancing cold fronts, to the more complex daytime/nocturnal Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) and Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC), to squall line thunderstorms. Formation The main driving force behind squall line creation is attributed to the process of in-filling of multiple thunderstorms and/or a single area of thunderstorms expanding outward within the leading space of an advancing cold front. Pressure perturbations Pressure perturbations within an extent of a thunderstorm are noteworthy. With buoyancy rapid within the lower and mid-levels of a mature thunderstorm, one might believe that low pressure dominates in the mesoscale environment. However, this is not the case. With downdrafts ushering colder air from mid-levels, hitting ground and propagating away in all directions, high pressure is to be found widely at surface levels, usually indicative of strong (potentially damaging) winds. Wind shear Cirrus uncinus ice crystal plumes showing high level wind shear, with changes in wind speed and direction. Wind shear is an important aspect to measuring the potential of squall line severity and duration. In low to medium shear environments, mature thunderstorms will contribute modest amounts of downdrafts, enough to turn will aid in create a leading edge lifting mechanism – the gust front. In high shear environments created by opposing low level jet winds and synoptic winds, updrafts and consequential downdrafts can be much more intense (common in supercell mesocyclones). The cold air outflow leaves the trailing area of the squall line to the mid-level jet, which aids in downdraft processes. Updrafts Warm, moist updraft from a t hunderstorm associated with a southward-moving frontal boundary - taken from Texarkana, Texas looking north. The leading area of a squall line is composed primarily of multiple updrafts, or singular regions of an updraft, rising from ground level to the highest extensions of the troposphere, condensing water and building a dark, ominous cloud to one with a noticeable overshooting top and anvil (thanks to synoptic scale winds). Because of the chaotic nature of updrafts and downdrafts, pressure perturbations are important. As thunderstorms fill into a distinct line, strong leading-edge updrafts – occasionally visible to a ground observer in the form of a shelf cloud – may appear as an ominous sign of potential severe weather. Beyond the strong winds because of updraft/downdraft behavior, heavy rain (and hail) is another sign of a squall line. In the winter, squall lines can occur albeit less frequently – bringing heavy snow and/or thunder and lightning – usually over inland lakes (i.e. Great Lakes region). Bow echoes Radar image of a bow echo crossing Kansas City at 2:14 AM on 2 May 2008 (NWS Kansas City) Following the initial passage of a squall line, light to moderate stratiform precipitation is also common. A bow echo is frequently seen on the northern and southern most reaches of squall line thunderstorms (via satellite imagery). This is where the northern and southern ends curl backwards towards the middle portions of the squall line, making a "bow" shape. Bow echoes are frequently featured within supercell mesoscale systems. Mesolow A Spectacular Tropical Storm-Like Meso-Low Over Lake Superior The northern end of the squall line is commonly referred to as the cyclonic end, with the southern side rotating anticyclonically. Because of the coriolis force, the northern end may evolve further, creating a "comma shaped" mesolow, or may continue in a squall-like pattern. A wake low is another kind of mesoscale low-pressure area to the rear of a squall line near the back edge of the stratiform rain area. Due to the subsiding warm air associated with the systems formation, clearing skies are associated with the wake low. Severe weather, in the form of high winds, can be generated by the wake low when the pressure difference between the mesohigh preceding it and the wake low is intense enough. When the squall line is in the process of decay, heat bursts can be generated near the wake low. Once new thunderstorm activity along the squall line concludes, the wake low associated with it weakens in tandem. Dissipation As supercells and multi-cell thunderstorms dissipate due to a weak shear force or poor lifting mechanisms, (e.g. considerable terrain or lack of daytime heating) the squall line or gust front associated with them may outrun the squall line itself and the synoptic scale area of low pressure may then infill, leading to a weakening of the cold front; essentially, the thunderstorm has exhausted its updrafts, becoming purely a downdraft dominated system. The areas of dissipating squall line thunderstorms may be regions of low CAPE, low humidity, insufficient wind shear, or poor synoptic dynamics (e.g. an upper level low filling) leading to frontolysis From here, a general thinning of a squall line will occur: with winds decaying over time, outflow boundaries weakening updrafts substantially and clouds losing their thickness. Signs in the sky Shelf Clouds and Roll Clouds Shelf clouds and roll clouds are usually seen above the leading edge of a squall, also known as a thunderstorms' gust front. From the time these low cloud features appear in the sky, one can expect a sudden increase in the wind in less than 15 minutes. Want to read more on Squalls click below. Source: Wikipedia
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    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - DYNAMISM pronunciation: [DY-nə-miz-əm] Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, mid-19th century meaning: 1. The quality of being characterized by vigorous activity and progress. 2. (Philosophy) The theory that phenomena of matter or mind are due to the action of forces rather than to motion or matter. Example: "The dynamism of the auto industry brought great prosperity to Detroit in the early 20th century." "The professor became known primarily for his writings on the philosophy of dynamism." About Dynamism In Greek, “dunamis” means power, but English actually borrowed dynamism from the French word “dynamisme.” In French it means having vitality and energy, and the English usage closely follows. You can describe activity and progress as having dynamism, but you might also describe a person with a vigorously positive attitude as having dynamism. Did you know? Dynamism is a philosophy first expressed in the 17th century by Gottfried Leibniz. His theories on the action of forces on matter and mind went against previous theories from other scientists and opened up new areas of experimentations in physics. Even if you’re not a student of his philosophies, just remember, dynamism = motion.
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    Free Games Megathread

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  29. Saga of Tanya looked great even if it was native resolution of 720p. Death Parade was excellent too. Mob Psycho 100 I haven't watched but everyone seems to generally praise it. So lots of reasons to suggest that this would be a good watch, on top of the synopsis or what little we do know about it seemingly being right up my alley... thus I'm definitely going to be checking it out.
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