a. How many stars are out there? Just last month astrophysicists determined that there are, really, three times more stars than we originally thought. So, how many is that now? You need to return to this blog someday to find out. When? Sometime soon.
SIMPLE SOLUTIONS for Humanity, and a click on my blog of 15December2009 provides a slice of the subject. But what might we expect of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence?
better utilize the ocean? Even in Hawaii, very little effort is made towards the ocean as an economic diversification option. Well, Blue Revolution Hawaii was launched last month to educate the public about this best hope for our economic future. With Lockheed Martin designing a 5 MW ocean thermal energy conversion system for the Navy, the timing is ideal for Hawaii to develop the riches of the seas in harmony with the natural marine environment.
5. What is Hawaii's biggest long term economic problem? There is an answer: maintain tourism, for we have nothing else going for us. As such, then, every effort should be made to insure that visitors can fly to Hawaii as easily and cheaply as possible. Unfortunately, when Peak Oil strikes, the price of oil will jump to $150/barrel and higher, jet fuel will skyrocket, people will stop coming, and we will enter a prolonged and deep depression. Starting a few decades ago, which we failed to do, and, therefore, now, we must either find a substitute to jet fuel or a next generation aircraft run on, say, hydrogen. Maybe the answer might be the Hawaii Hydrogen Clipper.
Facebook? While a "worth" of $50 billion (no IPO yet) is peanuts compared to Apple at $330 billion today, and not even close to oil companies (Exxon Mobil at $400 billion, where Petrochina was once worth more than $700 billion in 2007 and Saudi Aramco almost $800 billion in 2006), there is, indeed, something about 600 million members. ten times more than Costco or Sam's Club. There is a mystic now about Social Network and Time Man of the Year Mark Zuckerberg. I think I have a Facebook account, but I don't understand this phenomenon. I'll look into it.
HuffPo of August 2008 touched on this subject, the solution to this mystery, also known as the Military-Industrial Complex, will go a long way into fixing our broken government.
11. What is (are??) killing those birds and fish in Arkansas, specifically, 5000 red-winged black birds and 100,000 drum fish? We've previously had bird kills: flu, lightening, hail, name it...but as of this moment, I don't know what happened in Arkansas. That was interesting enough, but at virtually the same time, just close by, one specific aquatic species dies. Fish kills happen all the time. Usually it is pollution of some sorts, but this couldn't have been a mere coincidence.
a. Is it possible that a razor can last forever? Click on my 26May2010 blog and appreciate that I have only used three blades since 2008. Alas, I yesterday dropped my Schick Quattro, and the head broke off. The razor was still working well. I have on my shopping list a new one, for I still have all those blades I have not used yet, even though I might never need to. I wonder if they still sell them? That's an Infinity Razor to the left. The reviews are terrible. Maybe they should get a Schick.
b. The most perplexing, because it is so idiotic and stupid, is, does a bar of soap placed at the foot of your bed prevent leg cramps? It works for me and I'm currently stumped. Even Snopes.com looked into it, and they capitulated. But I'll get to the bottom of this yet, maybe even in 2011.