Antarctic sea ice sets new high In May

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Tabular iceberg in the Weddell Sea [credit: British Antarctic Survey] Tabular iceberg in the Weddell Sea [credit: British Antarctic Survey]
These Antarctic headlines are becoming almost routine, but still worth noting in view of all the propaganda telling us the world is supposed to be warming.

This is a comparison of data for the month of May only, stretching back to 1979. In the files linked at the end of the reportingclimatescience.comreport (see ‘Source’ in original), there are separate figures for ‘extent’ and ‘area’, with an explanation of the difference (see Arctic file).

The lowest May figures (since 1979) for both polar regions were recorded in 2006, but the Antarctic was 12% above the long-term May average this year.

Report: Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New High In May.

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Innocents Abroad: Reimagining the Immigrant Frontier in “Slow West”

Tropics of Meta


“He was an officer.”

“Wearing a dress don’t make her a lady. He ain’t soldier least no more … injun slayers.”

“Wearing a dress don’t make her a lady,” Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender) tells his new mentee, Scottish 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Indeed, the first dialogue exchanged between the two in the new western, Slow West could serve as the film’s coda. Things are rarely what they seem, expectations do not often meet reality, and the stories we tell ourselves, whether about love, identity, or history, frequently obscure unpleasant truths.

Cavendish had travelled from “the cold shoulder of Scotland to the hot baking heart of America,” Selleck tells viewers in the movie’s first moments. Silas, as Filmspotting’s Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen pointed out, seems like a new era Eastwood, borrowing affectations, chewing on a cigarillo, and offering spare moments of wisdom to his young charge.  Fassbender’s Silas…

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Cómo actualizar el Samsung Galaxy S2 a Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

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Cómo actualizar el Samsung Galaxy S2 a Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Aunque parezca mentira, existen todavía muchos usuarios que siguen utilizando uno de los mejores terminales Android que Samsung ha sacado en la historia reciente de Android, un terminal que marcó un antes y un después y que todavía puede dar un digno servicio a sus afortunados poseedores. El terminal del que estamos hablando no es otro que el Samsung Galaxy S2 modelo GT-I9100.

En el siguiente tutorial práctico, gracias a los amigos de XDA Developers, les voy a mostrar como actualizar el Samsung Galaxy S2 a Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Si si habéis oído bien, ?Actualizar el Sasmung Galaxy S2, modelo GT-I9100 ha Android 5.1.1 Lollipop?. Así que ya sabéis, si tenéis un Samsung Galaxy S2 olvidado en el cajón de vuestra mesilla de noche, os recomiendo que vayáis a rescatarlo, lo carguéis a tope de batería y cliquéis en el botón de ?Seguir leyendo…

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Netflix: oficialmente confirmado su lanzamiento en España en octubre

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Netflix España

En Andro4all somos aficionados a las películas y series. Muestra de ello es que en alguna ocasión comentamos noticias relacionadas con el tema. Por ejemplo, recordamos IMDb Cine & TV o Cliffhanger, dos buenas apps. En esta ocasión, el presente artículo está especialmente pensado para cinéfilos y seriéfilos, y es que aunque vayamos a tratar una noticia más bien genérica, pensamos que resulta imprescindible comentarla por su trascendencia. Para ser más concretos, vamos a comentaros una esperada novedad relacionado con el mundialmente conocido servicio de Netflix. Seguro que a más de uno le alegra el día la noticia en cuestión.

La buena noticia, es que, tal y como dicen nuestros compañeros de Xombit, Netflix llegará a España en octubre. Y no, no se trata de ningún rumor. Ya está más que confirmado que en octubre los usuarios podrán suscribirse a Netflix en España. La…

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Λίγο πριν τη στροφή

Η καλύβα ψηλά στο βουνό

Καλώς ή κακώς, με έμπνευση ή με λάθη, φτάσαμε εδώ που φτάσαμε. Και στο παρά ένα διαπιστώνουμε ότι οι εταίροι απλά επιμένουν στην ίδια απολύτως αποτυχημένη συνταγή. Γιατί αν η αναθεώρηση του συνταξιοδοτικού (και όχι η χυδαία λογική των οριζόντων περικοπών) έχει νόημα, τα τιμολόγια της ΔΕΗ με ΦΠΑ 23% όχι απλά δεν έχουν την παραμικρή λογική, αλλά είναι εγγύηση παραφροσύνης. Ή εγκληματικής διάθεσης, που κάνει το ίδιο.

Πολύ σωστά ο Τσίπρας είπε “όχι, ευχαριστώ”. Γιατί ναι μεν η επιλογή μας είναι η Ευρωζώνη και το ευρώ, αλλά με ρεαλιστικούς ( = το συμφέρον της χώρας μας και ημών των ιδίων) και όχι θεολογικούς / μεταφυσικούς όρους.

Σε αντίθεση με τους τρελαμένους νεοφιλελεύθερους ( = βάστα γερά ΔΝΤ!) και τους πελαγωμένους συριζαίους ( = να εκβιάσουμε με την μη πληρωμή δόσεων) η καλύβα επιλέγει το αυτονόητο: στηρίζει τον πρωθυπουργό στη προσπάθειά του.

Γιατί, παρά όσα λέγονται, εκτιμώ ότι το πρόβλημα…

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Trick or Magic?

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He winks at those
who have come to
see the trick
but never at us
who know the magic
for magic is not

Magic is using the Force
to do what others
have not yet learned to do.
We call “magic” that which
we do not understand
and fear, yet magic
is everywhere waiting
to be discovered and applied.

Rabbits in hats…now that is
trickery; magic offers much more
to those who believe
and know how to use its gift.

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A special month. A special book.

I’m going purple today, in honor of June, which is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. 

My passion for this issue is related in large part to my work as an RN caring for patients suffering from this, but also because of loved ones who have struggled with it, too. As you might know, the main character in my novel, Then Sings My Soul, is battling his own form of age-related dementia. It’s a story of love and loss as Jakob and his daughter, Nel, navigate their days and learn to find hope in the midst of it all. 

The number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other brain/memory loss disease processes are striking. Chances are–and especially as our population ages–if you’re not related to someone who has it, then you know someone trying to balance the often overwhelming caregiving needs of these patients.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association

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Israel thanks ISIL, Nusra Front and al-Qaeda terrorists for destabilising Syria


’Israel’ to ISIL & Nusra: Thank You!

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ISILZionist political circles continued interpreting the field developments in Syria, considering that the role played by the terrorist groups of ISIL and Nusra Front serves the Israeli interests and weakens the Syrian regime’s ability to threaten the entity’s security.

Zionist analysts said that ‘Israel’ has to thank ISIL and Nusra Front, al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria, for their role which assists the entity against the axis of resistance.

If Bashar Assad, who is supported by Iran, is dethroned and the terrorist groups rule Syria, the Zionist entity will occupy a better strategic position, according to the analysts.

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