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Tech – Mobility – Nov 2015

App reveals hidden ubiquitous world of wifi and cell networks all around us

– Architecture of Radio

 

The Architecture of Radio is a site-specific iPad application that visualizes the existing wifi network of networks by reversing the ambient nature of the infosphere; hiding the visible while revealing the invisible technological landscape we interact with through our devices.

We are more and more surrounded by wifi and cellular networks, invisible, pulsing and ubiquitous.  Nice to see it visualized in real-time.

The question is what is the effect on human beings of all these invisible radio waves?

The Android version will be available in Jan 2016.

Go the web site here:

http://architectureofradio.com/

Environment – SNOW – Nov 2015

Mammoth gets 3 feet of snow, open

– LA Observed

A California November in the Sierras as I remember it.

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Good news.

“Looks like California will have a ski season this year and maybe even a winter snowpack. After receiving about 30 inches of snow, Mammoth Mountain will open two chairs for skiing on Thursday.”

See the rest of the article here:

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2015/11/mammoth_gets_3_feet_of_sn.php

By Kevin Roderick | November 3, 2015 12:07 PM

 

Environment – Nov 2015

Millions of Gallons of Water are Being Pumped Out of California from Federal forests by private bottlers without Federal oversight

In the midst of an ‘historic drought’ millions of gallons of pristine water on Federal land is being  pumped by private corporations for private profit with little or no oversight or transparency.

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“While the Nestlé news in California has garnered a significant amount of media attention, this is hardly the only instance where bottled water companies have taken precedence over local ecosystems.

Crystal Geyser Water Company opened a facility in Mount Shasta in 2014, much to the dismay of local residents, without performing an environmental impact report. Like Nestlé, Crystal Geyser is not closely monitored by the Forest Service but submits water usage reports. According to the Forest Service, the impact of the company’s water use on groundwater supplies and aquifers is “unknown.” Apparently, “unknown” is the new “okay.”

According to the National Resources Defence Council, “Other springs in national forests across the country have been tapped for use by bottled water companies, including Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin, Ocala National Forest in Florida, Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia, Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina, and Sumter National Forest in South Carolina. Information on the consequences is hard to come by.”

Read more in detail here and what you can do about:

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/nestle-california-national-parks-bottled-water/

 

CaliforniaJimmy.com

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Hello from California.

This blog will post music, news and opinion from a California / Global perspective.

Talking points and canned music are not to be found.

Excellent music videos by extraordinary artists are featured with an emphasis on music performed live.

We are living in fast changing, interesting times. I hope this site will reflect that and with a little art, humor and harmony, allow us all to pass through it with hope and faith and truth.

Check the menu/tabs for the latest updates and news and information in Environment, Music, Politics or Tech.

California Jimmy

 

 

 

California Way

 

Here is a song by Northern Californian Tim Bluhm, which captures a quintessential California Coastal feel.

here is the video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC8WPO1V238

 

Clock Running Out for the Marine Room

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The clock is ticking for the Marine Room in Laguna Beach, as the venerable Missiles of October Band preps for their last Sunday, Nov 8 at the MarBar for a gig lasting over 24 years.  Quite a run.

They’ll be moving over to the White House to carry on the Sunday afternoon tradition starting Nov 15 at 4pm.