Category: Internet Best Practices

Large computers hosting associated global communities of global projects

Bill, For the Internet Foundation, I am reviewing the role of large computers and computer arrays.  What started me on this slightly ahead of schedule was the ExaScale group at E4S-Project.github.io | GitHub website for E4S Project and then today looking at the Dark Energy Survey that leads back to NCSA. My outline for a
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Visiting NSF NOIRLab for the first time – looking for pixels from telescopes

Hello, For the Internet Foundation, I am looking at many data and model sharing efforts on the Internet. To judge difficulty of use, gather notes on practices, policies, methods, content, groups, and links between efforts.  I am posting this note also to /?p=1230 so more people can see it. If you want me to change
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Please correct an error on Sciencing.com, Physics of Plasma Globes

I happened on a nicely done study of the plasma ball.  The filaments are re-created every cycle.  They start as spherically symmetric (probably depending on the roughness of the sphere they use) and then extend outward at fast but finite speed. Each cycle, the tendrils (that is the most common name so far) follow the
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Note to Astronomical League

https://www.astroleague.org/ I found a few YouTube live all sky cameras. They are for weather, weather research, astronomical viewing planning, a tiny bit of actual teaching of human astronomical methods, some moon and sun projects, some cosmic ray and lightning, some comet, some other things. I just wondered if your members and groups are doing this,
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Comment on Google Search for “temperature energy” with no count

You forgot to put the count of the results when you put these buttons at the top for “temperature energy”. Contact me if you would be willing to share counts from Google searches for profiling the whole Internet. You are missing opportunities. Some high profile survey results for the Internet might help. Add “Comment or
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Add “donate and support buttons” to Wikis and online pages

Dear Thoughtful and Caring Wikipedia Workers, Designers, Helpers, Gatherers, Visualizers, Programmers, Database people, Donors, Online Communities connected to and using Wikis, or workers on any page on the Internet: I am visiting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calca,_Peru because my daughter sent me a photo from there. But it is a stub. I found a few things on the internet
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Comments on UCAR community registration and purpose, global climate change

I was looking at https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/gpcp-daily-global-precipitation-climatology-project where it says “Become a Registered User”. Courteous, inviting. But click and it says, “Access denied, The page you requested requires that you login.” So it seems to login you have to register, and to register you have to be able to log in. Your cookie banners are not necessary
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Comment on Mars Helicopter Snaps color image – Metric, Documenting, Teaching, Sharing

​You are very thoughtful. Yes, I agree about the usual human practices and methods. Every single one of the tens of thousands of groups I studied in detail on the Internet ended up failing or limiting themselves because of the greed of a few people, or policies that benefited only their group. It is particularly
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LIGO Detector locations and times for solar system correlation studies

Jonah, Thanks, that first link seems to answer my immediate question about reference location and calculating time between sensors.  Thanks for the pointer, I should have been able to easily find such a key piece of the puzzle. https://pycbc.org/pycbc/latest/html/detector.html My son, Ben, set up a Linux server with Python and ran some samples.  I found
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Comment on Persistent luminescence instead of phosphorescence

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327939317_Persistent_luminescence_instead_of_phosphorescence_History_mechanism_and_perspective/comments Enjoyable read with many thoughtful ideas and descriptions. There are several energy sources for these photon flows, but thermal energy harvesting over long periods, then optical photon emission for shorter periods seems to be the theme. The energy stored in electronic states.   I am posting this on 18 Apr 2021: “persistent luminescence” has
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