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Offline DavidW

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« Reply #5340 on: April 14, 2021, 04:44:16 AM »
On another website I asked if the universe is expanding why in the distant future will the Earth collide with the Andromeda Galaxy?  It was patiently explained that while the universe is indeed expanding, "local groups" of astronomical bodies obey their own gravitational influences.  Or something like that.  Anyway, Andromeda has always been my favorite galaxy so the Earth eventually meeting it up close strikes me as a comforting destiny.

Hubble's law dictates that the expansion rates are proportional to distance.  Recessional velocities due to the Hubble flow are negligible in the local group because the distances are relatively small.  Off the top of my head I think it is 70 km/s per Mpc.  Andromeda is less than a Mpc away.  Relative motion of the galaxies easily overwhelms Hubble expansion which only becomes significant on cosmological scales.

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« Reply #5341 on: April 20, 2021, 09:23:22 AM »
Two Romantic Swiss composers



Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957)



Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Both composed high-quality music, give them a try.

“I love melody, I love to sing. I refuse to compose music only intended to be discovered and understood by future generations.” 

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« Reply #5343 on: April 25, 2021, 04:00:58 AM »

Aw!  ;D

I stumbled across this article with a number of great photos of chicks and their bird parents.  I particularly love the one of the owl and also the one of the loon with chicks on board.  :)

https://www.audubon.org/news/did-somebody-say-baby-bird-photos
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« Reply #5344 on: April 25, 2021, 11:08:18 AM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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« Reply #5345 on: April 25, 2021, 11:15:37 AM »
I stumbled across this article with a number of great photos of chicks and their bird parents.  I particularly love the one of the owl and also the one of the loon with chicks on board.  :)

https://www.audubon.org/news/did-somebody-say-baby-bird-photos
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Thanks for the link. Wonderful pics. I love especially the four barn swallows vying for attention. Made me laugh out loud.

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« Reply #5346 on: April 26, 2021, 10:30:00 AM »

Cute!  I must admit though that I don't get the Smetana one.

Thanks for the link. Wonderful pics. I love especially the four barn swallows vying for attention. Made me laugh out loud.

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Glad that you enjoyed them Sarge!  I loved the way the burrowing owl had its head tilted.  Also, I hadn't realized that owls' eyes are immovable; they have to move their head if they want to see something outside of their field of vision.  Wonder what the sandhill crane parents thought about the Canadian gosling joining their family?  :)

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« Reply #5347 on: April 26, 2021, 11:00:43 AM »
Cute!  I must admit though that I don't get the Smetana one.


SAme here.
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« Reply #5348 on: April 26, 2021, 11:23:31 AM »
Wonder what the sandhill crane parents thought about the Canadian gosling joining their family?  :)

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It's strange that many bird species accept chicks that aren't their own. Think about the parent birds that feed and raise cuckoo babies, even though they are sometimes half the size of the cuckoo  ???

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« Reply #5349 on: April 26, 2021, 12:44:18 PM »
Cute!  I must admit though that I don't get the Smetana one.




See for example here, it's sour cream in some Eastern European countries (only just found this out myself, was curious).

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« Reply #5350 on: April 27, 2021, 07:33:06 AM »
It's strange that many bird species accept chicks that aren't their own. Think about the parent birds that feed and raise cuckoo babies, even though they are sometimes half the size of the cuckoo  ???

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Yes,

I heard this story a while ago about eagles raising a red-tailed hawk.  I'll post a link to it under the bird's thread to avoid derailing things here.

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« Reply #5351 on: April 27, 2021, 07:34:10 AM »



See for example here, it's sour cream in some Eastern European countries (only just found this out myself, was curious).
Ah!  Thanks!



Neat!  I wonder how those images were created?

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« Reply #5353 on: April 29, 2021, 01:28:50 AM »


Akseli Gallen-Kallela - Symposium (1894)

From left to right|: Gallen-Kallela, Oskar Merikanto, Robert Kajanus, Jean Sibelius.

Looks like Merikanto was no match for the others.  :laugh:
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« Reply #5354 on: April 29, 2021, 07:08:58 AM »
Yes, 'Smetana' actually means 'cream' in the Czech language  ;D

The pictures somehow show a Swedish product, however.

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« Reply #5355 on: April 30, 2021, 08:03:26 AM »
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

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« Reply #5356 on: May 03, 2021, 06:08:39 AM »
Arnold Schoenberg with his teacher and brother-in-law (at that time), Alexander Zemlinsky:
“My music is best understood by children and animals.” - Igor Stravinsky

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« Reply #5357 on: May 05, 2021, 06:26:50 AM »
Now I’ve made an expansion to the Second Viennese School with Zemlinsky:
“My music is best understood by children and animals.” - Igor Stravinsky

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« Reply #5358 on: May 05, 2021, 07:37:57 AM »
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

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« Reply #5359 on: May 05, 2021, 09:06:20 PM »
LOL good one Greg. :laugh: