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SONG: Everything Appears to be in Order

SONG: “Everything Appears to be in Order”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE:AI Pioneer ROSS Intelligence Lands Its First Big Law Clients,” The American Lawyer, 6 May 2016,
as used in the post First firm to hire a virtual attorney. It’ll be handling bankruptcies….

ABSTRACT:
There’s a SoundFont drum set on here, but everything else is either a voice or a bass. Lots of bass. Much bass.

I’ve been playing bass lately because I’m doing something with friends which I’ll be referring to more la…

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Science Art: Saturn F-1 Engine, 1964

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Our first ticket off this rock.

Saturn F-1 Engine is tested at the Marshall Center in 1964.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC

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Science Art: Buffon's Natural History, Taf. 7,

Buffon's Natural History

Two rays and a shark… and an egg case… from Buffon’s Natural History of the globe, and of man; beasts, birds, fishes, reptiles, and insects, a book with a long title compiled by a man with a long name: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. I found it on Scientific Illustration.

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Science Art: Diagram of Meteorology, James Reynolds and John Emslie.

From http://www.davidrumsey.com/
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Are we in for weather? Yes, always. Good or bad, there’s always some kind of weather. What kind? This diagram will show you.

I found it in the David Rumsey Historical Map collection, which is a wonderful place in which to lose oneself. While, um, getting one’s bearings.

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Science Art: Bunsen Burner Flame Types, by Artura Jana Fijalkowski.

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It’s Beltane today, May Day, a day traditionally celebrated with bonfires. Here are some smaller flames, but no less fiery.

This is a photo illustrating how, as Wikimedia Commons explains, “different flame types of a Bunsen burner depend on oxygen supply. ”

And also:

Different flame types of Bunsen burner depending on air flow through the valve.

1. air valve closed

2. air valve nearly fully closed

3. air valve semi-opened

4. air valve maximally opene…

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Science Art: Restoration of Pliocene fauna of North America, Smithsonian Museum.

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This is a mural at the Smithsonian Museum, showing how the Great Plains would have looked about 3 million years ago.

The critters here include Amebelodon (the elephant-lookin’ things in the middle),
Neohipparion (tiny horse),
Synthetoceras (antelopes with the antlers in their noses),
Teleoceras (an American rhino),
Merycodus (prong-horned antelopes),
Epigaulus (“horned gopher”),
Hypolagus (giant rabbits), and
Cranioceras (the spikier antelope there).

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No song today.

24 October 2015 grant 0

Laryngitis is a heck of thing, especially when combined with an antibiotic allergy. Music to resume shortly.

No song today.

23 June 2015 grant 0

Looks like I’ll be owing a song… and a penitential cover for my tardiness. Stay tuned.

No song today.

23 December 2014 grant 0

It’s been a season, this holiday has. Mea maxima culpa. One verse and an arrangement sans guitar does not a song make. It’ll be posted […]

No song today!

23 April 2013 grant 0

Alas, no song will be posted today. It will be forthcoming, as will a penitential cover.

No song today

24 November 2012 grant 0

Which means one shall be forthcoming soon. And a penitential cover. So it goes.

No song today.

24 October 2012 grant 0

And today is the day there should be a song. So we owe you a song. And a penitential cover. Hmm. Hmm!

The Guild reviewed.

14 March 2012 grant 0

Check this out: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2012/03/songs-torn-from-science-headlines.html Forget your Variety and your Rolling Stone. The Guild of Scientific Troubadours just received positive notice from a writer for New […]

Song delay

23 July 2011 grant b 0

What, it’s the 23rd and there’s no song? Yes, it’s true. I’m moving (yet again) and have been unable to record between the packing and […]

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