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Earth is begining to spin faster...and guess what some scientists believe is the reason.

When dinosaurs still roamed the planet 70 million years ago, a single day on Earth lasted about 23 1/2 hours, according to a 2020 study published in Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.

Since 1820, scientists documented Earth's rotation slowing down, according to NASA. In the past few years, it began speeding up, McCarthy said.

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Why is the speed increasing?
Researchers do not have a definitive answer on how or why Earth is turning slightly faster, but it may be due to glacial isostatic adjustment, or the movement of land due to melting glaciers, McCarthy said.


https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/08/world/earth-shortest-day-rotation-scn/index.html

Whew. Considering myself lucky today. Not a big deal, but...

My spouse bought a few cases of sparkling water and stacked them in the back of our vehicle.
One of them had tumbled against the window on the drive home, when I opened the hatch, it came flying out, hit the ground on the corner of the box, and split open—it missed my right foot by probably 1/4 of an inch.

I think I'll go do some good deeds. Wow. That would have done some damage.

"Casper (mattress) is hiring professional nappers with 'exceptional sleeping ability'" :D

Sounds like a good gig to me!

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/07/business/casper-mattresses-professional-sleeper-trnd/index.html

(CNN) A mattress brand is hiring for a position where sleeping on the job is not just accepted -- it's mandatory.
Casper, a New York-based company founded in 2014, is hiring "Casper Sleepers" to sleep for a living.
Casper Sleepers will sleep "in our stores, and in unexpected settings out in the world," according to Casper's job posting.

Unfortunately, there will be some work required when employees are awake. Namely, they'll have to create social media content sharing their experience as a professional sleeper.

The job application is open until August 11, says the listing. The ideal candidate should have an "exceptional sleeping ability," a "desire to sleep as much as possible," and of course, the "ability to sleep through anything."

In addition to being paid to sleep, successful candidates will enjoy being able to wear pajamas to work, limited free Casper products, and the flexibility of a part-time schedule.

Aspiring sleepers are encouraged to show off their sleep skills on TikTok as part of their application, says Casper.

Very disappointed with some people I thought were good. Regarding contract work. No pay.

(I posted about this a few days ago for some advice....now I'm just kind of depressed about it).

I was contacted by a coworker at a small audio company for which I worked for 11 years. I'm working freelance now, after that company we worked for was bought out, and layoffs ensued.

This guy was at a new company, and asked if I'd be interested in doing some graphics work.
I said sure. We went over price. I did some samples. They were happy. Signed a contract.

I worked hard for them: evenings, early mornings, weekends.
Got it done, plus some. They were happy with the work and thanked me.

Sent them the bill. Excuse after excuse: oh, we missed the payment deadline; oh, I didn't get your banking info (lie, sent it twice); oh, you replied to the wrong email (lie); it went on and on.

Now they aren't replying to my emails (it's been over 4 months since I did the work).

I sent them invoices this morning with "late fee" charges if not paid by xx/xx/xxxx. No reply yet.

I guess I'll have to go to court.

Fuck them. I did the work. Pay me. They must have gone to Trump University.

Ukraine launches counteroffensive to break Russia's hold on major southern city

Source: NBC News

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has called on Russian troops in Kherson to retreat, warning that they will be “annihilated” if they remain in the city.

Ukraine has been laying the groundwork for weeks, amassing forces and weaponry, and now it says it is making gains in the country's south.

Bolstered by newly acquired long-range weapons from the West, the country's forces, which long vowed to launch a counteroffensive, have destroyed key Russian targets in the Ukrainian city of Kherson.

Russian troops are “virtually cut off” by the counteroffensive, which is “gaining momentum,” the British Defense Ministry said in its daily intelligence briefing Thursday.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-ukraine-war-counteroffensive-kherson-south-donbas-zelenskyy-rcna40391

Any freelance folks here ever dealt with a client who won't pay a bill?

I did some graphics work for a client who's been stringing me a long for over four months now.
Each time, there's an excuse for why they didn't pay me.
Latest was a kind of "checks in the mail." It's been almost three weeks, and the deposit wasn't made.

I'm now guessing they are having money problems and putting others before me (because I'm being nice).

Should I send an invoice charging more money if it's not paid by a certain date?

Thanks for any help. This really took me off guard.

I can't believe I just saw local L.A. news showing tfg talking about his solution for the homeless.

The criminal freak tried to overthrow a U.S. Presidential election—and then some—and the media treats him like a normal politician.

It's 100% obvious now that the rich live under a different set of laws.

If I had done 1% of what tfg, bannon, desantis, bush, cheney, etc did, I'd be arrested, standing before a judge, standing before a jury and then doing prison time—no questions asked.

I think the reason nothing is being done about it is that the rich are running our country in all three branches.

Mass shooting reported at San Pedro park, City on tactic alert

Source: MSN.com

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Early reports are coming in that a mass shooting has occured at a park in San Pedro.

Paramedics are en route to a location near a car show at Peck Park 560 Western Ave. in San Pedro, where four people have been shot, says Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

The victims were at the park for an annual car show.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/mass-shooting-reported-at-san-pedro-park/ar-AAZV1Qw?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=5fa976cffebf4af1b77f76bf78f100cb&fbclid=IwAR0E7I6TJRmPzhRX4EQXPphZXoXJVlP-xKg8J2HM62UmHQsDRVzrLN-qVRE



At first I thought it was a gang hit, but the latest I heard was the shooter(s) were wearing tactical gear (vests). Some say they heard 20 shots being fired into a crowd.

This was a couple miles from my home. We walk our dog their often.

Update: There was a dispute at a car show, so it appears the shooting was related to that dispute. It appears it wasn't a random shooting.

Millions in U.S. and Europe face extreme heat as wildfires break out

Source: CBS Evening News

Brutal and dangerous temperatures are being felt from California to Massachusetts, with more than 120 million Americans under excessive heat warnings or advisories. The National Weather Service said that more than 60 new record highs will be set across 20 states by the end of the week.

As temperatures soared into the triple digits, Hoover Dam experienced a major power scare when a transformer explosion sent smoke billowing. The dam supplies power to California, Nevada and Arizona.

West of Dallas, an intense heat-fueled wildfire burned a number of homes as temperatures reached 111 degrees. The fire was about 10% contained with 4,000 acres burned as of Tuesday evening, according to officials.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/heat-wave-wildfires-california-nevada-arizona-texas-britain/
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