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Friday, September 25, 2015

An Ashley Mason Blackmail Email (Uncensored)

I know it sounds trite; but my scenario sounds trite because it's pretty damn common. 

I actually don't cheat, but I made an Ashley Madison account once when I was single. 

So what?
I don't need to hide it, it's a non-issue. 
I am, undoubtedly, light years away from any desperate need to hide it; because I would have zero repercussions in my life if I WERE to have cheated on anyone and was "outted."  

This is posted in the hopes that some unforeseen good will come from me doing so.  

For reference, 1 bitcoin is currently valued at $235.53 US Dollars.  Their 3 Bitcoin demand equals $706.59 US Dollars.  

When I received this blackmail email, I had a good chuckle.  Then I realized how persuasive and dangerous something like this would be to someone who is not at all in MY specific life situation. 

Even if I did care, I wouldn't even be able to pay this in the first place.  I do heavy lifting for work these days, and I happily and humbly eat groceries from Dollar Tree. 
$706.59? HAHAHAhahhahahahah... riiight.

It should be obvious that I'm not doing this to "come out" and neutralize the situation. In what was likely a shotgun spray of targeting email addresses, mine is a dud, which they would have no way of knowing. But... I AM a blogger! 
(more chuckles)

Anyone has always been able to email me from my email address I've always had posted on for the past 5 years. davidjohnbusby(at)gmail(dot)com
Feel free to drop me a line anytime! 
(...if you're single [or not{jk}])

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Weighing Black Hole In A Spiral Galaxy Confirms: We Are Tiny

ALMA's at it again. I'm blown away, yet again.
Crunching the numbers, ALMA has weighed the mass of the supermassive black hole at the center of this spiral barred galaxy called "NGC 1097."
It's pretty awesome progress.  This is a combo image of the galaxy using multiple real photos of different light freq. ranges, which is called a composite image, and very real.
Image Credit: ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ), K. Onishi; NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, E. Sturdivant; NRAO/AUI/NSF

Turns out this black hole has a mass of...  
over 140 million times that of our sun
 (which called Sol, btw.)
Woosah... Deep breaths... It'll be ok.  Don't worry, none of us can really, fully grasp this enormity.

Our sun is 99.8% the mass of OUR solar system.  Sol, our sun, is about 330,000 times the weight of the Earth.  
And we're pretty tiny, walking around on Earth trying to do stuff.
Remember as you go around doing oh so very important stuff, that this black hole in the center of the picture above is 
Earth's Mass times, oh, about 46,200,000,000,000

enjoy your latte.

EDIT:ALMA JAPAN just uploaded this fantastic youtube video featuring this galaxy, NGC 1097.

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