[Washington Examiner] A part-male, part-female cardinal was spotted in Pennsylvania on Saturday, according to a local resident who said he's been a bird-watcher for 48 years.
The rare find had feathers that were red on one side and tan on the other.
Jamie Hill said he's a longtime birder and was alerted to the cardinal by a friend. The owner of the property where the bird had been seen gave him permission to take a few photos. Hill called it a "one in a million bird encounter" in a Facebook post.
A similar cardinal was spotted in 2019, also in Pennsylvania. It is possible that the two sightings have actually been of the same bird.
At the time of the 2019 encounter, the bird was what is known as a "bilateral gynandromorph," meaning it is one-half male and one-half female.
"Most gynandromorph individuals are infertile, but this one may actually be fertile, as the left side is female, and only the left ovary in birds is functional," Daniel Hooper, a postdoctoral fellow at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, told National Geographic.
Pictures of the more recent sighting showed that the female half of the bird is also on the right side.
To see current StarLink sats and coverage anywhere on the planet click the title of this article. You could use it to decide if you want to get the service or not. It's too bad Russia bans it. Lots of sats covering Russia and Mongolia.
Was thinking that this would be good for some of my travels, but then there's this info from the StarLink site:
"Can I travel with Starlink, or move it to a different address?
Starlink satellites are scheduled to send internet down to all users within a designated area on the ground. This designated area is referred to as a cell.
Your Starlink is assigned to a single cell. If you move your Starlink outside of its assigned cell, a satellite will not be scheduled to serve your Starlink and you will not receive internet. This is constrained by geometry and is not arbitrary geofencing."
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
02/25/2021 8:29 Comments ||
And this is the Beta version. It gets better every launch. I signed up to put my thumb in Comcast's eye and to support Musk's efforts.
Posted by: Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums ||
02/25/2021 8:56 Comments ||
What form will SKYNET take in this alternative history timeline?
I..I..I tried to think...
What did you do Ray?!
Its the George Foreman Grill.
[IsraelTimes] Max Miller, who helped direct former president’s rallies, says he may run against Anthony Gonzalez, a GOP politician who voted to censure Trump over deadly Capitol riot.
Max Miller, a scion of a philanthropic Jewish Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone, ...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ... -area family and a former aide to Donald Trump ...His ancestors didn't own any slaves... , is considering challenging one of the Republicans who voted to impeach the former president.
Miller, 32, confirmed to the Cleveland Jewish News on Monday that he was considering a run against Anthony Gonzalez, who currently represents Ohio’s 16th District, which includes some of Cleveland’s suburbs.
"I have yet to make a decision if I am really going to pursue it, so it is more like a consideration," Miller told the newspaper. "I haven’t even filed yet. But, the moment I file for candidacy, if that time comes, I will make an announcement. I plan on making that decision in the next few weeks."
Gonzalez infuriated Trump for being one of 10 Republicans in the US House of Representatives who voted last month to impeach Trump for his role in spurring the deadly Jan. 6 raid on the Capitol to stop Congress from affirming US President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Candidate for president in 2020. We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created ... by the — you know — you know, the thing... ’s election.
Miller held senior positions organizing "advance" for both Trump’s White House and his 2020 campaign. That meant he helped direct Trump’s rallies — Trump’s most cherished means of getting out his message.
Miller’s grandfather, Sam Miller, was a major Jewish philanthropist in the Cleveland area. He died in 2019.
Politico, which first reported that Max Miller was considering a run, says he has bought a house in Gonzalez’s district. It says he has already solicited commitments in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for a primary challenge against Gonzalez, and has told people he could self-finance a run.
Josh Mandel, a former state treasurer who has aligned himself with the Trump wing of the GOP, is running for the Senate in Ohio. Like Miller, Mandel is a Marine.
Those two could have lots of fun campaigning together...
[Zero] It's no secret by now that the rise of automation and robots is projected to displace millions of jobs in the coming years. Many low-skilled jobs will be wiped out because of robots, sending technological unemployment, the loss of jobs caused by technological change, through the roof.
The latest installment of technological change leading to short-term job loss could soon be seen in the fruit harvesting industry.
Israeli company, Tevel Aerobotics Technologies, has developed a flying autonomous robot (FAR) that works day and night to pick fruit. Artificial intelligence embedded within the FAR determines the ripest fruit to pick through sensors and computer vision.
"The FAR robot can work 24 hours a day and picks only ripe fruit. It uses AI perception algorithms to locate the trees and vision algorithms to detect the fruit among the foliage and classify its size and ripeness. After choosing the right fruit, the robot then works out the best way to approach the fruit and remain stable as its picking arm grasps the fruit," said Inceptive Mind.
"There are never enough hands available to pick fruit at the right time and the right cost. Fruit is left to rot in the orchard or sold at a fraction of its peak value, while farmers lose billions of dollars each year," the company's website said.
Below, FAR robots pick ripe apples instead of humans.
[Just The News] Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in a press statement on Wednesday the addition of a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer post at the State Department that will report directly to him.
"The CDIO will align and advance D&I policies across the department, bring transparency to these initiatives, and hold senior leadership accountable on progress. Our goal is to incorporate diversity and inclusion into the Department's work at every level," Blinken said in the statement.
Blinken also noted that he's "asking each of our bureaus to designate an existing Deputy Assistant Secretary to support that bureau's own [diversity and inclusion] efforts and to serve on a newly created [diversity and inclusion] Leadership Council, which will bring senior leaders together from across the State Department to achieve the goals laid out in our soon-to-be-released Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan."
In 1979-80 Jimmy Carter's SecState Cyrus "let a thousand flowers bloom" Vance ordered the integration of the Department by forcing offices to employ inexperienced and untalented black secretaries. The result was predictable: The Department quickly accepted computerization, and analysts and GS personnel from then on were expected to do their own typing.
asking each of our bureaus to designate an existing Deputy Assistant Secretary to support that bureau's own [diversity and inclusion] efforts and to serve on a newly created [diversity and inclusion] Leadership Council,
Can you imagine being the sacrificial goat appointed to this position?
Obviously the Leadershit Council will be comprised of their Top Men. T-o-p. M-e-n!
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.