Inconsequential Chat

^^^ I'm in the first group ^^^


For those who thought the original tale was a bit fishy ... although I doubt the bacterium ever looked like this...


Came upon these just recently:

Songs of disappearance - Australian Bird Calls.

In this ARIA chart-topping recording of pure birdsong you can hear 53 of our most threatened species:

(ARIA is the Australian Recording Industry Association.  Aussie version of the Grammy Awards.)

https://youtu.be/c2M0H9Z1HuQ


Aussie Birds and their calls

https://youtu.be/vhlE13EqjJk


Australia's most common birds

https://youtu.be/T5UEwzp2bWs


I may as well add this recent arrival to the collection ...

Rainbow Lorikeets - Everything You Never Knew (and Less!)


This is very good.  Mesmerising, in fact.


marksierra said:

This is very good.  Mesmerising, in fact.

Wow, very cool.


DaveSchmidt said:

Bump for Jaytee.

thanks…. Where was it? Maybe the search engine here has an aversion to iPhones.  


I see I have a few bird videos to view!


The lorikeet vid gives you a mild idea of the soundscape outside our bedroom windows, all day & half the night. Surrounded by tall flowering trees. Very very noisy.


I have my money on the one that's closer to the camera.


marksierra said:

Smart move.

What? No Oolong?


Jaytee said:

marksierra said:

Smart move.

What? No Oolong?

What's worse, it's decaffeinated!




Didja see this about the beautiful 1898 GE Thomson Surrey?

It’s just kept just a couple hours north from here, in wonderful running condition. Apparently on 3 were made and this is the last remaining. Photo depicts GE  founder Elihu Thomson driving with Thomas Edison and Hermann Lemp.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-06-05/general-electric-1898-thomson-surrey-steam-car-drives-wide-bay/103928384


Found out more about the US auto museum: it was the Wolfden in Massachusetts. More details, discussion, and a lovely driving video from earlier this year here:

steamautomobile.com  (Phorum. Look for SteamStuff, then Thomson Surrey. Sorry, link wouldn’t copy)



In keeping with the last couple of posts...


'tis witchcraft indeed, to be sure!


I misplaced mine years ago.


There’s an error in this recipe.

The word ‘change’ should read ‘lose’.


As a broadcast engineer, I believe I can bring some illumination to the problem at hand.


marksierra said:

As a broadcast engineer, I believe I can bring some illumination to the problem at hand.

I shared this with my son who has a degree in aerospace engineering and works as a manufacturing (mechanical) process engineer. He chuckled and said that "Industrial Engineer" on the table was the one he could most relate to. 


Solstice on Friday morning!  question question question

New Jersey welcomes summer solstice on Thursday arvo, followed by a strawberry moon on Friday

https://www.nj.com/news/2024/06/june-strawberry-moon-to-sweeten-the-night-sky-as-summer-solstice-arrives.html


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