Comments on PubFacts.com – is it for real? What and who is it for?

I came across PubFacts.com while searching for “parallel sequential” “fluorescence in situ hybridization”.  There is no location or identification information. No team.  It looks like someone copied material from PubMed and MedLine then put really basic queries and listings.  I wrote to ask them who they are, where they are, and what their goals might
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Balloon Videos, Allsky and HalfSky Cameras on the Internet

UFOs Unexpected Flying Objects on a Peaceful Morning – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCmkCsNVzEI I am reviewing live videos on the Internet, but seldom have time to just enjoy them. I made a second video of the balloons, but tried to add a magnifier to the video to show them larger. I want to add many tools to make
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Comment on Figma video – make your own interactive global forum, let everyone use it for free

How we Jam: FigJam for Designers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoCRiAWNEYI You took an interactive and collaborative environment and transferred it to a one way only, no feedback format when you put this on YouTube. You should have Figma be able to talk to the whole Internet (about 4.8 billion with some access) and then listen and let
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Estimate Direction of a live webcam from position of the moon at known time

I was looking at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k_sg8rhsgk which is on the roof of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, Minnesota at about 11:30 pm.  The moon was shining brightly on the water. From Google maps I found the satellite view, a rough idea of where the camera was pointing, and the latitude and longitude in
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Comment on Peters Seismological Observatory video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZayEvWsNu6I Seismology Research Centre My Comments: I searched for “Peters Seismological Observatory” and found it is listed as DU.TPSO (network.station) in IRIS.edu. The profile for DU.TPSO is at http://ds.iris.edu/mda/DU/TPSO/ where the instruments are explained. Unfortunately, only the STS-2 is listed and only the HHE, HHN and HHZ 100 samples per second three axis seismic data
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Calibrating and documenting all images and videos on the Internet – Half Sky and All Sky Cameras

Facebook AllSky group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/172438633343696 I have found thousands of live web cameras on the Internet. Here is one that has stars often – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb2ZzwShJog I saved a screen print of the whole page when found good stars. Then I opened that in an image viewer and clipped the sky. I went to https://nova.astrometry.net/upload and
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Comment on Chain Fountain videos

Chain Fountain 2 – Drill powered spool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcsb1xAv7XA When the beads are in a jar, they have a vertical component of velocity to go up and over the rim, so the beads trajectory follows gravity. Since stress travels through the beads much faster than the beads themselves, the force of the faster beads in the
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Comments and questions for Facebook InTheSkyOrg and In-The-Sky.Org

https://www.facebook.com/intheskyorg/ All the material you post here. Is it also on your website? Can you index and organize it? If you post the same item several times, can you keep things together? You have good tools on your site, but they can be improved. There is no standard best practices form for easy and traceable
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Comment on UN fund raising practices on the Internet

Jane, I commented on your “Urgent appeal” posting. You have edited and curated many things. How would you approach the wide variety and purposes of postings on the Internet related to “Afghanistan”?  — Any topic that has millions or billions of entry points on the Internet? That is what I am facing with the Internet
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Comment on a Prayer for Afghanistan on Facebook

Peggy Browder Collins, Cristine Phillipps Arnold, Melanie Smith Krenek⁠ ⁠ When my Mom was still living, she prayed constantly. She taught us to care about every person. When I was growing up, there were whole communities of people praying constantly. ⁠ Now Cristine’s prayers are organized and focused on specific issues. I can see her
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