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January 22 2020

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Bad Map Projection: South America
The projection does a good job preserving both distance and azimuth, at the cost of really exaggerating how many South Americas there are.
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I am not sure where you looked this up but this is wrong. Wood really does consists of dead cells. These cells are functional for the tree (water and nutrient transport), but they are dead! So you might say that trees use their own corpse as a straw through which they suck their food. ;-)

A good and recent reference for xylogenesis (wood formation) is for example:


"Programmed cell death (also called apoptosis) marks the end of xylem cell differentiation and the advent of mature, fully functional, xylem elements (tracheids for gymnosperms, vessels and fibers for angiosperms). It is a highly coordinated and active process of cellular “suicide,” which is widespread in multicellular organisms. However, while most cells perform a specific function until their death, xylem tracheary elements die to become functional. In xylem, only parenchyma cells escape programmed cell death and remain alive for several years."

December 18 2019

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And trees are the closest thing we get to an alien non-humanoid life form (not like in Star Wars where everything has a head, eyes, arms, legs...):
- manifesting out of thin air (CO2)
- living from electro-magnetic radiation
- living on top of its own corpse (wood = dead cells)
- fractal structure
- redundant organs
- never dies of age, but it does die when it gets too big (hydraulic limitation)

Trees are creepy as fuck....
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September 16 2019

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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
— Voltaire
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Aerial view of the Island of Kalsoy, Faroe Islands
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August 05 2019

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Hessens Polizisten fragen nicht nur

Daten von Promis ab

Nach einem Helene-Fischer-Konzert in Frankfurt wurden ihre Daten 83 Mal von Polizisten abgefragt. Nach stichprobenartigen Kontrollen wird klar: Hessens Polizeibeamte interessieren sich auch privat für ihre Mitbürger. Tausendfach.

Nimmt man für eine grobe Schätzung des missbräuchlichen Verhaltens der Polizisten an, dass bei den 199 weiteren Fällen eine ähnliche Missbrauchsquote herrscht, und rechnet man diese zudem auf ein Jahr hoch, ergibt sich daraus die Zahl von 3,6 Millionen möglichen Fällen von missbräuchlich abgefragten Daten allein durch die hessische Polizei. Die Zahl ist sicher mit Vorsicht zu genießen, da sie von der genauen Fallzahl abweichen kann - aber sie gibt einen Eindruck, wie Angehörige der Polizei mit anderer Leute Daten umgehen. Die hessische Polizei hat rund 18.000 Angestellte.

July 25 2019

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