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Much Scaredy Tall, Dark and Handsome Politician Cat

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:15 am
by secretnude
Thy Dark Cat
wast once thy strong, tall, dark
and Handsome Politician Cat
that chaseth
after thy Shiny
but thy Shiny
thy Dark Cat
such that
thy Dark Cat
after thy Dark Powers to get electeth
to thy nice
Political Office.

Once in thy Political Office
thy Dark Cat
all that hath
thy Shiny
and hence hireth
13 Dark Cat
Mages that
thy Anti-Shiny.

Thy Dark Cat
also consulteth
that Broken
Mirror that hath spoken
of thy Dark Cat
demise in thy hands of thy Alien Cats
such that
much scaredy Cat
ist thy Dark Cat.

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Ist Bad Luck to cross path with thy Dark Cat

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:34 am
by secretnude
Thy Strange Broken Mirror
thy Strange Broken Record
of that
Strange almost All Powerful Cue Cat
would bringeth
thy Alien Cats
to this Medieval Cat Planet
that will soon get
thy Shiny
and thy Anti-Shiny

Thy Broken Mirror sayeth
that so far
thy Dark Cat
hath done nothing that
can avert thy fate
that thy Dark Cat
shalt absolutely hate.

Thy Dark Cat
ist thy Absolute Ruler
that hath
Absolute Power
and ist Absolutely
bad luck to cross path
with thy vindictive Dark Cat
that hath thy powerful
and awful Dark Army
wearing thy Dark Armour.

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Thy Iron Glove Fits...

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:50 am
by secretnude
Thy Broken Mirror
wast not always broken
but thy Dark Mirror broke
when thy Dark Mirror
first spoke
of thy Dark Cat
that hath surpriseth
thy Dark Cat.

Thy Dark Mirror
ist thy Strange Voice Activated Oracle
that ist quite thy spectacle
that one of thy Dark Mages
of thy Dark Cat

Thy Dark Mirror
such maltreatment from thy Dark Fists
of thy Dark Cat.

Thy Dark Cat
hath that
Iron Gloves on thy Dark Fists
that does fit
and on thy Political Actions that
ist Dark
this depressingly
repressive Dark Cat
we cannot absolutely acquit.

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Such Shameless Posting of thy Strange Arts

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:30 am
by secretnude
ROU Killing Time wrote:
strawman wrote:I have passed your inquiry on to Bo Kaier, DC master illustrator.
AKA stalinsays
I do hopeth
to heareth
what Stalinsays
about thy Strange Visual Arts
and even thy Strange Poetic Arts.

I sayeth
that if it wast not for another Visual Artist
I wouldn't hath posteth
thy Visual Arts.

I hath readeth
that Stalinsays ist thy UI/UX Designer
and I hath also previously showeth
thy Computer generated Visual Arts
to another UI/UX Designer
and Artist
that also liketh thy art
but was too shy
then to post thy art.

I changeth nao to being
thy Shameless Naked Being
thus affordeth much Shameless Posting
of thy Strange Literary Arts
and thy Strange Visual Arts

Thy Architect Bots

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:32 am
by secretnude
What ist thy Algorist? viewtopic.php?f=70&t=5327&start=2080#p49838 ... anut-house
The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, looks like a peanut crossed with a honeycomb. This odd, organic-looking building would've never been made if not for the powers of computational design and robotic manufacturing.

For the better part of history we've left architecture up to humans, and the results haven't been so bad. But now, as our computers have gotten smarter and our robots more dexterous, machines are taking a turn at designing our buildings, and they're creating things we never could have.

Designed by the team at University of Stuttgart's Institute for Computational Design, this 2,700 sq. foot hall has a beech wood shell that's made up of 243 unique geometric plates that latch together via more than 7,600 finger joints. Each of those plates is 50 millimetres thick -- or to put that in perspective, thinner than an egg shell, if you're looking at ratio of thickness-to-span. The project began with a simple question: How can you create a resilient timber structure with as little material as possible? The answer, it turned out, was going to take an integration of multiple digital processes.

"The hope, says Menges, is that this process can bring out the best in both humans and computers."

The exhibition hall's organic shape was the result of computational design, a process that uses software to find the optimal shape of a structure.
using constraints maketh
thy Design
thy optimisation problem
that ist thy mathematically
expressible problem.

Thy mathematical
optimisation problems
are easier for thy computers than
for thy Humans.

thy Human Algorist Artist
thy aforementioneth
Human Architects
and Civil Engineers in effect designeth
thy Algorithms
and simply let thy machines maketh
what Humans used to maketh.

Thy Human Architect
ist in effect also thy Algorist
and also thy Artist
liketh thy Conventional Architect
but thy Art
ist in thy Design of Algorithms
that maketh
thy Structural Artifacts
Oddly Organic
even if thou wast designeth
by things that ist quite Mechanic.
The first endoskeletal hybrid space module - TransHab – was developed in the late 1990s at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. TransHab is a complex, semi-inflatable vehicle whose two basic configurations - launch and deployed - are each optimized for their respective environments. In the spring of 2005 a team of architects and structural engineers at *synthesis international* i completed a preliminary formal study in adapting the paradigm to design a module whose operations concept is similar to that of TransHab, but operating in a different environment - that of a planetary surface. This Surface Endoskeletal Inflatable Module [SEIM] is a fundamental element of the critical path for human exploration: the surface habitat.

To demonstrate the how space architecture designers can create intelligent associative models, this paper presents an iterative method for refining the shell and interior design of SEIM. The salient features of the design method are the use of 3D parametric modeling software for geometry definition - Generative Components by Bentley Systems, and the semiautomated two-way transfer of data between the design and analysis tools. The independent variable in this study is the geometry of the inflatable shell. The dependant variable is the interior spatial configuration. Fixed parameters include the geometry of the rigid frame and the stowed volume inside the launch platform. The parametric model allows rapid evaluation of the quality of the habitable spaces for a number of shell geometries.

Re: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:23 am
by strawman
Solve for x

Re: Temporarily off my Vile Curing Potions as thy Experiment

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:49 pm
by ROU Killing Time
secretnude wrote:Now much off my Tumour
Potions for moar
than a week
and I geeketh
on JavaScript without
a doubt
not only to maketh
Strange Art
but also to mastereth
thy Web Programming Arts.

Much read
on another thread
that ROU had
thy bad back
and I once had
thy bad back too
from too
much sitting in thy comfy office chair
that wast great cause of despair,
physical therapy
and medical therapy.

I hopeth
that ROU's back does get
as my back hath been better
much long medical break
and at least my back didn't break.
Healing a little each day. Thanks for asking.


Vile Tropical Storm Dragon attacketh thy lands

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:20 am
by secretnude
Much apologies to thy readers
and consumers
of thy Literary Arts
and thy Visual Arts.

We hath thy Storm
and thy Storm
was liketh thy vile Dragon
that maketh thy Powers
be gone
liketh thy Modern Electric Power.

Luckly this vile Tropical Storm Dragon
didn't devastateth
thy physical property
but only causeth
thy intellectual property
to be delayeth
in thy posting.

Much moar vile Storm Dragons
may cometh
liketh thy unlucky comet
that bringeth
much devastation
in thy poor nation.

I liketh
there to be thy real Weather Knights to slayeth
thy vile Storm Dragons
before much damage ist done.

Free to useth thy Distracting Shiny ast Wallpaper

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:24 am
by secretnude
I nao have so much Shiny Wallpaper
that I useth
as Distracting Shiny Wallpapers
on thy Phone and Computer.

I don't know if other
people also useth
thy Distracting Shiny Wallpapers
on thy Phones and Computers
and hence I would liketh
to know if other
people useth
thine art as thy wallpaper.

I encourageth
to useth
thine art as thy wallpaper
since it should generate
interest in thine art at any rate.

I should soon crosseth
thy 100th Shiny Wallpaper
sooner than thy expecteth
since thy rate I posteth
such art ist quite fast
thy Quicksilver or Flash.

Thy Shiny and thy Cue Cats

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:26 am
by secretnude
Thy Cue Cat
interveneth in that
Medieval Cat Planet
to get
thy Dark Cat
out of power
since thy Powerful
ist evolving
into beings
thy Cue.

Thy Shiny
ist energy being liketh
thy Cue
and thy Galactic Cats
may soon evolveth
to that
which ist thy noncorporeal lifeform.

Thy beings in thy Cute Continuum
thought ist was Cute
to bringeth
Space Age Cats
to thy Planet of thy Medieval Cat
rather than be directly seen
to interveneth.

Thy Cute
Noncorporeal lifeforms
in thy Cute Continuum
can existeth
in thy Uncute Spatial Vacuum
but preferreth
thy Cute Continuum.

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Thy Shiny Chooseth Space Age Cats

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:28 am
by secretnude
Thy Dark Cat
and thy Dark Cat Mages
maketh thy Anti-Shiny
that killeth thy Living Shiny.

Thy killing of thy Sentient Shiny
ist bad
and thy beings in thy Cute Continuum
ist sad
but thy Cute Continuum
hast thy rules that preventeth
thy Cute Energy Beings
from being
directly seen to interveneth.

Thy Cue Cat
thus breaketh
thy rules to saveth
two endangereth
races liketh
thy Space Cats
and thy Sentient Shiny.

Thy Shiny
thy Cute Beings that evolveth
out of Dark Superstition
and Traditions
into thy light
of thy Enlightenment
liketh that
of thy Space Age Galactic Cats.

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Freehand Drawing of thy Space Cat

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:29 am
by secretnude
Wast bored during thy power outage
that wast an outrage
so I finally drew thy Galactic Cat
I hath been
to writeth
and posteth
thy most.

I do really doubt
if my freehand drawing skills
do kill
thy computer coding skills
but I let thy readers be thy unbiaseth
judges that
can get quite critical.

However, thy drawing hath
passed thy critical
eyes of some artist that
I hath
consulteth on many occasions
and this ist thy first occasion
I posteth
thy totally freehand art
that thus departs
from most
visual art
that I do post.

Nation ist powerless against thy Storm Dragon

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:17 am
by secretnude
Power ist still intermittent.
and hence I hath spent
much time
on thine Phone
posting as much art
of thine own.

I thinketh
that thy power situation thus stinketh.

I liketh
to heareth
what others thinketh
of my endeavours
as I endeavour
to diversify
into as many Art Forms
in which I'm informeth
that I have a form
of mastery
be that mastery
basic or advanceth.

Ist quite thy
since I
hath been thy Science Guy
and not thy Art Guy
to have such thy portfolio of much
art that hath such
and so far no bad review.

Thy Strange Limbo Rock at late hour of thy clock

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:01 am
by secretnude
Thy hath to risk thy life and limb
and do thy 'Limbo Rock'
at thy late hour of thy clock
close to thy domicile
ast if thy Power Poles were hitteth
by thy vile
Enemy Missiles.

Thy people ist working round thy clock
to removeth
thy vile
and restoreth
thy modern electric power
after thy vile Tropical Shower
that wast quite thy disaster.

It looketh
like thy net
ist normal liketh
before thy vile Tropical Shower
and thy Storm Dragons do bloweth
power poles down liketh
thy candles for thy Birthday
almost regularly liketh
ist thy Storm Dragon's Birthday.

Ist still quite rainy liketh in thy Noir Movie

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:21 am
by secretnude ... _cost5.php
Global warming could affect storm formation by decreasing the temperature difference between the poles and the equator. That temperature difference fuels the mid-latitude storms affect the Earth’s most populated regions. Warmer temperatures could increase the amount of water vapor that enters the atmosphere. The result is a hotter, more humid environment. At the equator, where conditions are already hot and humid, the change isn’t expected to be large. At the poles, however, the air is cold and dry; a little extra heat and water vapor could raise temperatures greatly. As a result, global warming may cause the temperature difference between the poles and the equator to decrease. and as the difference decreases, so should the number of storms, says George Tselioudis, a research scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and Columbia University.

But even as a warming climate might decrease the overall number of storms that form, it could increase the number of intense storms. As temperatures continue to rise, more and more water vapor could evaporate into the atmosphere, and water vapor is the fuel for storms. “If we are creating an atmosphere more loaded with humidity, any storm that does develop has greater potential to develop into an intense storm,” says Tselioudis.
Ist still quite rainy
in thy Noir Movie where rain
ist almost constant.

Thy Isles can be floodeth
in thy instant
and thy streets usually floodeth
quickly due to thy rains
because of thy blocketh

Thy Storm Dragons cometh
one after another liketh
thy unlucky comet
but thy Medieval Kingdom once lacketh
thy Political Will to maketh
thy short term
to make thy long term
conditions nice.

Ist niceth
that there ist now thy Plan to mitigate
thy Storm Dragon
floods at any rate
and thy Storms Dragons
will get worse
as thy Global Warming gets worse. ... -amsterdam
MANILA, Philippines – The flood control plan for the Pasig River, which stretches between Metro Manila and Laguna Lake, takes notes from the river control system set up in Amsterdam, said Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson.

The plan makes room for the river. “You cannot do away with constricting or putting obstructions on the river system you have to make room for the river so we are recovering as much as we can by removing obstructions on the waterway,” Singson said when he spoke at the Philippine Economic briefing on February 13.

Singson said the plan addresses 3 major flooding issues: water coming from the Sierra Madre, the carrying capacity of San Juan and Pasig River waterways and low-lying communities.

“We are finalizing the final design to stop the water coming down and lower the volume that comes down Pasig and Marikina river. We are also increasing the capacity by raising the walls of the Pasig River together with improving the pumping system that are 20-30 year old around Metro Manila,” said Singson.

The DPWH introduced its P351.72-billion flood management master plan in August 2012. This plan comes in place to prevent heavy flooding like the one during storm Ondoy in 2009.

The extensive infrastructure work, which covers a total of 11 infrastructure projects, including the construction of a P198.43 billion dam in Marikina, will be rolled out in phases until 2035.

The plan was approved by the National Economic and Development Authority’s Sub-Committee on Water Resources in July.

In November 2012, DPWH announced that it had increased the walls of a 23-kilometer stretch of Pasig River to make it more resilient to heavy flooding and protect 40 surrounding barangays.

Thy Elixir of Youth and Thy Quality of Immortal Life

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:37 am
by secretnude
Thy Neurochippeth
Upper Classes
thy Artistic Classes
with thy Neurochip
in thy hip
Generation Ship
that I should mentioneth
ist calleth

Only thy rich
can richly
appreciate art in thy life
and thy life
ist long
as long
ast you taketh
thy expensive Elixir of Youth
that ist thy Synthetic
Holy Worm
Extract useth
by Beings now so much Cybernetic.

Thy People of thy Holy Worm
ist immortal and poor
and must endureth
naked hardship
in thy Generation Ship
as thy Holy Worm
thy people to be fruitful
and multiply
even if already not in thy youth.

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Thy lower classes viewtopic.php?f=70&t=5327&p=49766#p49766

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Maltusian Malnourishment in Unhip Generation Ship

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:15 am
by secretnude
Thy poor Holy Worm People placeth
thy many newborn babies in odd
Mass Stasis Pods
that wast not shiny liketh
thy IPods
but wast quite cheaply maketh
to prevent thy hunger
from causing thy Death.

Thy Holy Worm can keepeth
one alive if hunger
doesn't maketh
one ill
since hunger
does kill.

Much poor people of thy Holy Worm
to thy death
in thy lean seasons
as thy Algal Rations
which wast thy Paste
grown from Human Waste
ist spread
so thin
on thy unleavened bread.

Thy suffering wast in thy mass scale
as population control thus faileth.

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I protect thy Liege with Honour and Loyalty

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:33 am
by secretnude
Thy Dead were sometimes cooketh
and this wast overlooketh
by those in power
ast there wast so much hunger.

Thy Upper Classes hath thy fine
time to dineth
on thine
produce of thy lands
that I understand
ist tendeth
by poor hungry beings close to thy death.

Thy Landlords thus imposeth
strict measures
to ensureth
that thy expensive produce ist surely
not stolen by thy naked hungry.

Thy Knightly Classes
were employeth
ast Security Guards
that guardeth
thy naked lower classes
with thy power to impose thy death
to protecteth
thy lives
and thy property
of thy Clothed Upper Classes.

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Much Hunger but no Anger

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:44 am
by secretnude
Even thy marrow
of thy Dead was sometimes eaten raw
ast I saw
much hunger
but very little in thy way of anger.

Thy Holy Worm
thy Holy Worm People
and accepteth
thy fate
that normal people
would quite hate.

Thy Holy Worm People
thy oppressors
and needeth
thy oppressors'
in many ways
as there are some days
when thy oppressors
do giveth
small treats
for thy naked and hungry people to eat.

Thy treats
were thy scraps
from thy fine
dining table
that thy rich
isn't able
to eat
but thy naked poor would gladly eat.

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A beary depressed Polar Bear and Animal Depression

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:59 am
by secretnude ... 12918.html
A petition to save Arturo “the world’s saddest animal” has seen nearly 200,000 people adding their voice to a campaign to get the polar bear transported away from his "inhumane" enclosure in Argentina.
At the last count, just under 184,000 people had signed the petition that called for Arturo to be re-homed in a specialist polar bear sanctuary in Canada.
A report in the Sunday People this weekend, brought the plight of Arturo, who for twenty years has had to endure terrible conditions as a tourist attraction in Argentina's Mendoza Zoo, to the British public.
The report showed that the animal, who in the wild would be used to freezing Antartic conditions and expanses of icy glaziers, had for the past two decades been cooped up in a small concrete enclosure that can reach up to 40C.
It got even worse for Arturo two years ago when his long-term companion and enclosure partner, Pelusa, died.
According to animal experts, these conditions have led to concerns over Arturo's mental well-being, with the polar displaying many behavioural traits that indicate depression in the animal.
Thy Cartesian Dualism sucketh
since thy pets
also get
since thy material
brain ist maketh
mostly of thy same materials
or neurons
and neurochemicals
in Non-Human Animals
and thy Human Animal.

Many Animistic Religions giveth
almost everything
thy soul
and by giving
almost everything
thy soul
thy animist treateth
many things
with respect.

With thy Mainstream Religious view
in my view
thy animals get less respect
but Modern Mood Science telleth
us that animals can even decide
to commit animal suicide.

Thy animals thus showeth
us that thy material brains
and thy sentience layeth
in thy material brains. ... epression/
dogs and cats are even being diagnosed with depression.

Christina Shusterich, a dog behavior expert, told CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson that dogs can indeed suffer from depression — and there are signs.

“Their eating habits can change,” she said. “Their sleeping habits can change. But also, there’s a real sense of the dog being sort of shut down.”

A veterinarian suggested the owner of Judah, a 4-year-old dog, call a behaviorist. Shusterich uses a series of tasks to help Judah gain more enjoyment out of life.

“What makes a dog’s tail wag is not funneling treats in her mouth, but praise,” Shusterich said. “So as they’re performing these jobs, we’re going to be heavily, heavily praising them.”

While the activities may seem simple, they help Judah gain confidence to get back to her old self.

Depression can be a very real issue for cats, too.

Lori Lawnsby said the behavior exhibited by her cat, Christmas, became so troubling she called cat behaviorist Carole Wilbourn.

“He just looked very withdrawn and wasn’t making eye contact,” Lawnsby said.

Wilbourn’s approach to helping depressed cats includes a healthy dose of patience and affection — for both the pets and the owners.

“I help the people, the guardians help the cats, and the cats help the people,” Wilbourn said.
Forty years ago, Richard O'Barry watched Kathy, a dolphin in the 1960s television show Flipper, kill herself. Or so he says. She looked him in the eye, sank to the bottom of a steel tank and stopped breathing. The moment transformed the dolphin trainer into an animal-rights activist for life, and his role in The Cove, the Oscar-winning documentary about the dolphin-meat business in a small town in Japan, has transformed him into a celebrity.

"The suicide was what turned me around," says O'Barry. "The [animal entertainment] industry doesn't want people to think dolphins are capable of suicide, but these are self-aware creatures with a brain larger than a human brain. If life becomes so unbearable, they just don't take the next breath. It's suicide."
Animal suicide may seem absurd, yet the concept is as old as philosophy. Aristotle told a story about a stallion that leaped into an abyss after realizing it was duped into mating with its mother, and the topic was discussed by early Christian theologians and Victorian academics. "The questioning of animal suicide is essentially people looking at what it means to be human," says Duncan Wilson, a medical historian at the University of Manchester and co-author of a study in the March issue of the British journal Endeavour on the history of self-destructive animals. "The people talking about animal suicide today seem to be using it as a way to evoke sympathy for the plight of mistreated and captive animals."

Changes in how humans have interpreted animal suicide reflect shifting values about animals and our own self-destruction, the paper argues. The Romans saw animal suicide as both natural and noble; an animal they commonly reported as suicidal was one they respected, the horse. Then for centuries, discussion of animal suicide seems to have stopped. Christian thinkers like St. Thomas Aquinas deemed suicide sinful for humans and impossible for animals. "Everything naturally loves itself," wrote Aquinas in the 13th century. "The result being that everything naturally keeps itself in being."

In 19th century Britain, however, after Darwin demonstrated how humans evolved from animals, humane societies formed, vegetarianism and pets became popular, and reports of animal suicide resurfaced. The usual suspect this time was the dog. In 1845 the Illustrated London News reported on a Newfoundland who had repeatedly tried to drown himself: "The animal appeared to get exhausted, and by dint of keeping his head determinedly under water for a few minutes, succeeded at last in obtaining his object, for when taken out this time he was indeed dead."
Wilson's study provides that account of animal suicide and many others — that of a canvasback duck, a cat, pelicans, scorpions — but intentionally doesn't address the issue of whether these animals or any others are technically capable of ending their own lives. Thomas Joiner, a Florida State University psychologist, does take that stand. His new book, Myths About Suicide, links the suicidal tendencies of living creatures. "Across nature there seems to be the same kind of calculation," says Joiner. "Is my death worth more than my life? ... 86,00.html