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About arjaybe

Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.

Neologisms by Year

Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary site has a tool that you can use to find out which words were first used in print in the year you were born. Of course, you can use it to find out which words were first … Continue reading

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Crossword Puzzle Solved

Even though I have removed the crossword puzzle, you can still find it on its own site. There is also a link to it on the home page of this website, as well as in the Welcome to Green Comet … Continue reading

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Crossword Puzzle Revisited

It’s been four months since I decided to let the crossword puzzle stay for awhile, and now I’ve decided that it has to go. It’s causing my already slow site — I’m on a cheap plan because nobody’s paying me … Continue reading

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My Thanks to the Children

I want to issue a public thank you to Greta Thunberg, and by proxy to all the other young people who are doing similar work. Your actions, and by their evidence the thoughts and feelings behind them, are giving me … Continue reading

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Climate Movement Girls Getting Attacked Online

Greta Thunberg Is Leading A Youth Climate Movement Of Teen Girls Online — And They’re Getting Attacked For It The trolls are out. As is typical for them, they’re anonymous, too cowardly to stand behind their words. Just as typically, … Continue reading

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VocalID Certificate – 3500

I got another certificate! VocalID has sent me a certificate commemorating my reaching the lofty goal of 3500 phrases recorded for their Voicebank. VocalID is a company that is collecting voices that can be used to build personalized voices for … Continue reading

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Drought Postponed

Since last time, when the jet stream looped far up to the north of us and the drought level was set at 2, or dry, we have had a series of systems run through here bringing clouds and rain. The … Continue reading

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The Prime – Proofreading Done

I’ve just done my last pass of the proofreading and editing of The Prime. The corrections were getting pretty trivial, so I decided it was time to move on. Now I’m going to try something new with this book. With … Continue reading

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Entropy

It seems you can’t talk about entropy without mentioning the second law of thermodynamics. That law states that the total entropy of an isolated system can never decrease over time. This creates the asymmetry between the past and the future, … Continue reading

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Canadian Environment Minister Given Extra Security

via Catherine McKenna: Canada environment minister given extra security – BBC News Catherine McKenna, Canada’s environment minister, has been given extra security as she and her family endure threats against their safety. She has been accosted online and on the … Continue reading

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