Friday, April 3, 2020

Scallop (Argopecten irradians): Free CC-4 best STEM (MIT) OCW-centric wiki @WorldUnivAndSch online free-to-students' (licensing) Bachelor degrees https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School this fall, -& in ~200 countries' languages with time * How a STEM or science degree would work at WUaS * * * FREE Scratch programming Create-Alongs, And CC-4 MIT OCW-centric wiki @WorldUnivAndSch online free-to-students' Bach. degrees * * Am wondering when #Scratch3 code-able characters we animate https://youtu.be/cN5yL0-RmKw might enter a #RealisticVirtualEarth >Google Smart TV in StreetView / Brick StreetView regarding #LegoRobotics #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics * * Sing-alongs online? Let's create! * * * A new Constitution for education in ~200 countries & 7117 known living languages (& WIKI) * * * "Google taught this robotic dog to learn new tricks by imitating a real one" #FilmTo3D #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital



Free CC-4 best STEM (MIT) OCW-centric wiki @WorldUnivAndSch online free-to-students' (licensing) Bachelor degrees https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School this autumn, -& in ~200 countries' languages @sgkmacleod with time: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_Statesworlduniversityandschool.orghttps://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/saturn-planet-thanks-for-your-email-and.html ~



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1246134205416755200?s=20



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How a STEM or science degree would work at WUaS ...  See > https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/saturn-planet-thanks-for-your-email-and.html ~

Saturn (planet): Thanks for your email, and inquiry about becoming an astronomy student at World Univ & Sch for a free-to-students' licensing online Bachelor's degree * Regarding the building out of a Realistic Virtual Universe as part of studying at World Univ & Sch for learning - https://twitter.com/hashtag/RealisticVirtualUniverse?src=hashtag_click (think Google Street View / Maps / Earth / TensorFlow +) and regarding adding images and video in a wiki sense * See esp. "New Google Maps Feature lets you go to space" video

 > https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/saturn-planet-thanks-for-your-email-and.html ~






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FREE Scratch programming Create-Alongs - https://youtu.be/IGDCZGfj_cQ

Sing-alongs online - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Singing? Let's create! FREE Scratch programming Create-Alongs - https://youtu.be/IGDCZGfj_cQ And CC-4 MIT OCW-centric wiki @WorldUnivAndSch online free-to-students' Bach. degrees https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School in Langs @sgkmacleod worlduniversityandschool.org ~

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1246123225743949824?s=20
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1246123628309041152?s=20
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1246124355475529729?s=20
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1246124762041962497?s=20



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Am wondering when #Scratch3 code-able characters we animate https://youtu.be/cN5yL0-RmKw might enter a #RealisticVirtualEarth >Google Smart TV in StreetView / Brick StreetView regarding #LegoRobotics #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics scottmacleod.com > https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/04/soap-bubble-happy-birthday-to-ma-mere.html ?

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1246117224831520768?s=20
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1246117686054027266?s=20
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1246117371627974656?s=20
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1246116338545745920?s=20
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1246116641819123717?s=20
https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1246119689450696704?s=20
https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1246120234232102913?s=20





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A new Constitution for education in ~200 countries & 7117 known living languages (& WIKI)
'a body of fundamental principles or established precedents by which an organization is acknowledged to be governed'> https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States each a major Univ & in a #RealisticVirtualEarth~

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1246170010730393600?s=20
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1246174745856315393?s=20
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1246175031580712960?s=20




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Google taught this robotic dog to learn new tricks by imitating a real one


Conclusion: "The team plans to try using animal videos instead, which would make their technique far more accessible & scalable" #FilmTo3D https://www.technologyreview.com/f/615440/google-ai-robotic-dog-learns-with-imitation-reinforcement-learning <https://arxiv.org/pdf/2004.00784.pdf #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital  https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics ~



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1246198476796391425?s=20
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1246198866367500289?s=20
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1246199050170298368?s=20
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1246200739237527552?s=20
https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1246200999972237312?s=20
https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1246201714950041601?s=20



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SCD #DanceScottish  "The team plans to try using.videos instead, which would make their technique far more accessible & scalable" #FilmTo3D https://www.technologyreview.com/f/615440/google-ai-robotic-dog-learns-with-imitation-reinforcement-learning https://arxiv.org/pdf/2004.00784.pdf #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital  https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics ~

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1246201463606394880?s=20










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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Soap bubble: Happy birthday to Ma Mère! Animated birthday card with song for Ma Mère - in exploring this "Create-Along LIVE! Let's make Scratch projects together!" tutorial . . . ... 'homemade' programming as birthday card * * "Click on the green flag to send heart to the middle! . . . " * * * * What roles are information technology and machine learning playing with the coronavirus in China? For example, in what ways could Stanford’s and Duke’s and Google’s and Verily’s Project Baseline play a role even in China? - "The Baseline #COVID19 Program is scheduling tests for people at high-risk of infection in San Mateo & Santa Clara counties. Please take the screener at https://bit.ly/2QxLxMR and learn about additional sites coming online by checking @verilylifesci " - https://twitter.com/CAgovernor/status/1241176851864637441?s=20 Thanks.


Hi Ma, Dick, Lucy, Ann, and Alden, 

Happy birthday to Ma Mère!

I made this animated birthday card with song for Ma Mère - in exploring this "Create-Along LIVE! Let's make Scratch projects together!" tutorial this morning (https://youtu.be/IGDCZGfj_cQ from 3/26/20, as well as the next livestream, also by Zoe, today, 4/2/20 - https://youtu.be/cN5yL0-RmKw ... as well as ).  

This card is animated, or programmed, (and may still be a work in progress ... :)
... 'homemade' programming as birthday card, could one say? :) (And it may be as close as it gets to a 'physical' gift for her today:)

Happy BIRTHDAY, Ma! 

Click on the green flag to send heart to the middle!
Click on the space bar to send it back.
Click the heart to hear a birthday song.
And click on the stop sign to end the song.



And for a moment of hilarity in the middle of this 'national emergency,' from Monty Python's John Cleese (who's quarantining in LA:) - 

When someone tries to come over during quarantine... #johncleese #montypython #tauntingfrenchman #quarantine

https://twitter.com/JohnCleese/status/1245798680306860033?s=20

Warmly, Scotty 

5 Tweets in a beginning new "Hypothetical News" re the 'coronavirus' - 

-- 

- Scott MacLeod




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https://scratch.mit.edu/users/Helianth/

Imagine a World tutorial
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/382283884/editor


Scratch Hour of Code Webinar for Educators

https://youtu.be/tCMZckWp82w

Create-Along LIVE! Let's make Scratch projects together!

https://youtu.be/IGDCZGfj_cQ

Introduce a Character! Create-Along LIVE: Let's make Scratch projects together!

https://youtu.be/cN5yL0-RmKw


Submit a question to the Scratch Create-Along livestream!
Got a question or a comment? Want help with something? Looking for a project idea? Send it in! I'll answer questions on the livestream.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd00xlAo3bp-Y0di1Mz8be_RjOoQMHNxBJO13S1f4Y8Q7EQZw/viewform


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Hi Zoë,

With another inspiring video by Zoe and Eric, Karen Brennan's Alexa Kutler's Retweet, and Jared Amalong in Sacramento having gotten back to me that he had met and knows Zoe, I followed up with Zoe yesterday in email. Hoping to become email friends and communicate in writing some at first.

April 2, 2020
Thanks so much, Zoe! Am curious how characters we animate might eventually enter a Google Smart TV environment in Google Street View ... How to anticipate this somehow - and in Scratch? (And how might such a Google Smart TV environment with Google Street View / Brick Street View regarding Lego Brick Robotics  be coded for with Scratch, or how to anticipate this?) Thanks for your inspiring Scratch Create-Along livestream!

Thursday, March 26, 2020: 
Create-Along LIVE! Let's make Scratch projects together! -
https://youtu.be/IGDCZGfj_cQ 
Thanks for making this Scratch Create-Along so social and interactive in a new online way with this question tool :)! Am liking the sociality of your livestream live esp. too. How to make Scratch with 'Home Robotics' (WeDo 2.0, Mindstorms EV3 / Mindstreams:) & Spike Prime) as social and interactive online - and in new ways? (Animate a Greeting Card with a Scratch coded Lego robot???) How to make the making of Scratch coded robots as fun as your "Animate a Greeting Card"? And how to make coding Scratch together somehow newly social and very fun online?  Happy International Waffle Day, Zoë !  :) Thank you!

Zoë: MIT alumnus Jim Spohrer asked in some ways my Scratch with Lego Robotics' interactive, fun and social and making/creating-together online questions in a related way: "Jim Spohrer @JimSpohrer:
Does anyone have an article on telerobotics and future of jobs?  Would like to understand the state-of-the-art and projections.
https://twitter.com/JimSpohrer/status/1243227311681331200?s=20Happy International Waffle Day, Zoë !  :) Thank you! 

Zoë: Regarding your great Create-Along LIVE! Let's make Scratch projects together! -
https://youtu.be/IGDCZGfj_cQ ... AND Jim Spohrer's "telerobotics and future of jobs,' ' the state-of-the-art and projections' questions, how might a future Create-Along LIVE! focus on Scratch3.0 with Lego WeDo 2.0 #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego (Einar Öberg @inear with his Brick Street View in Google Street View - eg https://twitter.com/inear/status/1242374206601465858?s=20 - but for Lego ROBOTICS), #ScratchInPracticeForLegoRobotics and #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics?

Related Tweets with more info & LINKS -
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1243256210033274881?s=20
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1243257428088512517?s=20
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1243256856039964672?s=20
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1243258160241987584?s=20
And especially for MACHINE LEARNING VIRTUALLY - "Special WeDo 2.0 + Scratch Project BOXER from Roboriseit!" - https://youtu.be/HjD1zAWToYU
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1243258899269996544?s=20 - WITH Google Research Football

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1223738618264481793?s=20
https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1223738898909499392?s=20

Happy International Waffle Day ! :) And thank you!



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Am wondering when characters we animate in Scratch might enter the Google Smart TV environment in Google StreetView / Brick StreetView regarding Lego Brick Robotics & be code-able with Scratch? scottmacleod.com
(https://scratch.mit.edu/users/Helianth/)

Could such characters eventually become both realistic and fantastic avatars in Google Street View ?

And even become surgeon robots eventually ... a character I may seek to introduce re



Searched on -

Google Street View in Google Smart TV

Google Street View in Google Cardboard





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Dear Stanford's Hoover Institute, and Tom Gilligan,


Tom, 

Thanks for the conversation today with Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D., and Michael Auslin. 

Here's the question I asked in the Q&A a little further spelled out: 
What roles are information technology and machine learning playing with the coronavirus in China? For example, in what ways could Stanford’s and Duke’s and Google’s and Verily’s Project Baseline play a role even in China? - "The Baseline #COVID19 Program is scheduling tests for people at high-risk of infection in San Mateo & Santa Clara counties. Please take the screener at https://bit.ly/2QxLxMR and learn about additional sites coming online by checking  @verilylifesci "
https://twitter.com/CAgovernor/status/1241176851864637441?s=20 Thanks.

This is the Duke Univ professor, a former FDA commissioner, who's the head of Project Baseline there -
Robert M Califf @califf001 Mar 20
Working with the governor's office to screen for Covid 19. @verilylifesci
https://twitter.com/califf001/status/1241179487972159488?s=20

And Bob Harrington MD, who's the chair of Stanford Medicine, is a colleague and also involved with Stanford's Project Baseline. 

Scott
PS
I've blogged, in part, about Niall Ferguson's great presentation - https://www.hoover.org/events/niall-ferguson-covid-19-light-history-and-network-science - here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/grey-seal-gordon-duncan-and-stuart.html - (and thanks for the video of Niall's presentation; I had emailed him this question: 

Thank you, Niall Ferguson and Tom Gilligan, for - https://www.hoover.org/events/niall-ferguson-covid-19-light-history-and-network-science - this morning.

Here are the questions and comments I posted to the Zoom Q&A:
Have China and Russia somehow been successfully 'contained' in new ways as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic (if there were expansion developments occurring), - and China, with their own new legal language (somehow potentially in relation to the Stanford Law China Guiding Cases Project - https://cgc.law.stanford.edu - which has been translating, in a time of legal reform in China, the fairly new Beijing Supreme Courts' rulings ... and law is a writer's game, - and in Chinese/Mandarin too) - has now apparently 'closed their borders' ?

Thank you, Niall and Tom! - Regards, Scott (https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/lavacicles-this-picture-in-who-delivers.html)
- Scott GK MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor
-World University and School
-http://worlduniversityandschool.org
- 415 480 4577- http://scottmacleod.com
- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with MIT OCW.

(I sent the following to http://www.niallferguson.com/contact after Niall's fascinating Stanford Hoover briefing: https://www.hoover.org/events/niall-ferguson-covid-19-light-history-and-network-science) ). 



-- 
- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor

- World University and School

- 415 480 4577

- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization. 




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... mostly in the 'genes' label in my blog, here are 22 recent blog posts regarding the novel corona virus COVID-19 (SARS CoV2) pandemic ... check out the questions re "radical act"?,  'pan'-demic?  and "archery contest in Wuhan, China" ... among other inquiries ... ?

Mount Oeta - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/mount-oeta-greece-world-univ-sch-with.html
Desert Quandong - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/desert-quandong-medianthro-digital.html
High Sierra snow pack - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/high-sierra-snow-pack-heres-beginning.html
Mandrill - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/mandrill-current-hypothesis-and-line-of.html
Asteroid - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/asteroid-actual-virtual-blockchain.html
Mirabilis jalapa - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/mirabilis-jalapa-greece-world-univ-sch.html
Courtship display - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/courtship-display-heartsong-and-all.html
Caterpillar - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/caterpillar-teaching-intelligence-how.html
Bizet sheep - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/bizet-sheep-wisdom-worldunivandsch.html
Sexual selection in birds - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/sexual-selection-in-birds-thanks-to.html
Rabies - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/rabies-dramatic-it-seems-1-as-if-some.html
Diamond - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/diamond-eureka-this-start-up-is-using.html
Glass frog - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/glass-frog-cochranella-regarding-this.html
Coronavirus - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/coronavirus-from-richard-dawkins-heres.html
Teak - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/02/teak-24-feb-2020-world-univ-sch-q-and.html ~


-- 
- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  

- World University and School

- 415 480 4577


- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization. 































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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Himalyan Monal: How are the Harbin Hot Springs' Residents coping - in this time of 'national emergency' in the USA? * * * New newspaper ... "Hypothetical News" ... with first tentative headlines: The novel coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) pandemic has been primarily 1 a fire drill - i.e. 'in case of emergency' (eg genetic, war, nuclear) - and lead to governments, internet media, and economies working together internally in all ~200 countries, and internationally too * * * I think this question of caring for Harbin Residents comes back to the state of California and Lake County as governmental entities in part ...



How are the Harbin Hot Springs' Residents coping - in this time of 'national emergency' re the coronavirus pandemic in the USA?


May seek to develop a "how are Harbin Residents' coping?" approach to my actual < > virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic project's focus further in a developing realistic virtual earth / realistic virtual Harbin ... visit the Harbin Hot Springs' gate house here - http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg (accessible from ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook) - and "walk" down the road "4 miles" to Middletown, California, and "amble" around the town to visit it in very new ways. It's not possible to go into virtual Harbin here in Google Street View to soak and visit at this point, - and I'm hoping in particular to facilitate this for physical < > digital ethnographic comparison and online study even.

Appreciating too the likelihood of some music-making in the areas around Harbin and Middletown, CA, as ways to cope. 

Am playing Scottish small pipes here much as coping strategy ... and in preparation too for my first SSP album, tentatively entitled "Honey in the Bag" - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/grey-seal-gordon-duncan-and-stuart.html

Stay well. Be well.

Warm regards, 
Scott
... mostly in the 'genes' label in my blog, here are about 20 recent blog posts regarding the novel corona virus COVID-19 (SARS CoV2) pandemic - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/genes - 



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4th Harbin-inspired book, just published:

"To the Dance or the Pools? ~ Virtually! How different it is to soak at Harbin Hot Springs than to realize it in virtual Reality" ~ https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Pools-Virtually-different-Springs/dp/0578625490 ~ :)

https://www.amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity



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As I look at and think about the beautiful pictures on my Google Smart TV that pass by, both of nature and intense large cities (all very interesting patterns), I see a number of the aurora borealis, and one looks like a tiny community in Alaska (I think) on a body of water (probably ocean) at dusk with the community alit and borealis above a mountain range behind; this gives me a new perspective on community ... These Google Smart TV photos offer perspective on life too in interesting other ways, and make me appreciate where I live in Canyon 94516 for its beauty. Perhaps the Alaskan community, and Canyon's too, are kinds of native communities with all their historical knottedness which Angela Farmer touches on here - https://youtu.be/qQWieQ2s2eM (aka 'Underground Yoga' here - http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html) but am keeping both the Desiderata in mind with regard to my big World Univ & Sch project, as well as a kind of good ethics, and possibly philosophically as well. Great ethics even ... Some of the other images are underwater, and of turtles and seals swimming too ... am wondering when all of these great images will emerge in an interactive single realistic virtual earth and for science, as well as exploration, and creation. :)

With the creation of a realistic virtual Harbin, it could be great to turn the pool Sioux and Tim and I found - HERE IT IS ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/05/camellia-japonica-photos-of-seemingly.html - about 1/2 mile from here into a WARM pool, and bring a digital mask up there - as if to visit Harbin - and still get a nice little walk up there (but I have no idea how it would be managed socially, or even whether nascent robots could eventually make it nice:). 

See, too, from 2009 ... :))
Deep Canyon: into the pools, into the vision vessel, releasing

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Camellia japonica: > Hippy Van Bookstore into Ambulance into Hospital ... Your call from Harbin Hot Springs, Deirdre * * * If only Harbin had a Paris Book Stall on wheels - then Harbin could start to earn money on the books it sells right now * * * My "Naked Harbin Ethnography" book which lists at $64.95 would bring in $25.98 to Harbin for each copy sold.* * * Planning to publish my 4th partly Harbin-inspired book this autumn as well, price not yet determined: "To the Dance or the Pools? ~ Virtually!: How different it is to soak at Harbin, than to realize it in virtual reality" * * * WUaS may seek to develop a fleet of bookstores on wheels, or bookstores in a van ... :) ... for the WUaS Press and the WUaS Corporation in particular, Costs to bring down in such vans ... besides fuel? How much revenue could such vans generate in other ways - in addition to book sales?

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/camellia-japonica-your-call-from-harbin.html


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Tea (Camellia sinensis): Bring Eric Dodson's 10 indicators of wisdom - one after the other - to the creation of a musical album (like 'upcoming' "Honey in the Bag" bagpipe album? :) (Do I hear these in YO YO MA playing Bach cello suites? A bit) * * * American Revolution - Boston Tea Party ship * * * Selling my 'Naked Harbin Ethnography' book in the Harbin Hot Springs' bookstore itself?

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/tea-camellia-sinensis-bring-eric.html




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Searched in Google on:
"Harbin Hot Springs - Coronavirus"

Found
on April 1, 2020:


"We are temporarily closed

In response to increasing public health concerns around the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision of closing our facilities for 24 days effective 5 PM Tuesday March 17, 2020.  Please read our update below for more information.

Reservations Now Available ... "

https://harbin.org ...


Guest notice:


3/16/20
Dear Guests,

In response to increasing public health concerns around the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the difficult decision of closing our facilities for 24 days effective 5 PM Tuesday March 17, 2020. We will be monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very closely and have a tentative reopening date of Friday April 10, 2020. The final decision to reopen our facilities will be made based on all the available information including from the federal, state and county health authorities. If your reservation falls within that time frame, it will be cancelled and our office staff will add a credit to your Harbin account. We will post COVID-19 or other updates on our website and Facebook Pages. We apologize for any inconvenience to our guests.

Please stay safe.


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These articles also came up ...


Clothing optional resort Harbin Hot Springs reopens its pools 3 years after wildfire

https://www.sfgate.com/weather/amp/Harbin-Hot-Springs-opening-pools-reservations-fire-13535539.php
https://www.sfchronicle.com/weather/amp/Harbin-Hot-Springs-opening-pools-reservations-fire-13535539.php


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New Age, clothing-optional Harbin Hot Springs rises from embers in Lake County

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/amp/New-Age-retreat-rises-from-embers-13546291.php


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Well-loved Harbin Hot Springs ravaged by Valley Fire; pools survive

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Harbin-Hot-Springs-ravaged-by-Valley-Fire-6503417.php


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Lake County’s Harbin Hot Springs will reopen its pools next year

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9033096-181/lake-countys-harbin-hot-springs


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Nudist Resort Destroyed By Valley Fire To Reopen
March 9, 2016 at 10:35 am (Sacramento, California)

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/03/09/nudist-resort-destroyed-by-valley-fire-to-reopen/




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Lucid dreaming ...

Blue dacnis: Lucid Dreaming - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, 'Awakening the Luminous Mind,' David Chalmers on the virtual and the real, Grateful Dead Yoga, Yoga Robotics to teach yoga poses, to help with vegetarian cooking & FREEDOM Hippy Anjali Yoga Notations, Esalen, Harbin Hot Springs, Monty Python's John Cleese, his ex-wife Faye Alyce Cleese, May add 'reading' & 'self-study' words to http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html re ~ 'Cultivate learning consciousness of your own neurophysiology' w more STEM research, In what ways could a realistic virtual Harbin become a site for Yogic "reading" and "self-study" re Hippy Anjali Yoga Notations? 

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/11/blue-dacnis-lucid-dreaming-tenzin.html -



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Am curious about this recent Minnesota UMN Prof of Public Health Michael Osterholm interview - https://youtu.be/E3URhJx0NSw - with 2 mentions of sauna and 1 of hot tubs  ... and re "coronavirus" pandemic . . .


UMN Prof of Public Health Michael Osterholm: 


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Sexual selection in birds: Thanks to Stanford Professor Jonathan Chen MD (and computer scientist) for sharing this video with an interview with UMN Prof of Public Health Michael Osterholm regarding #CoronaVirusCOVID19 * And in a "pan"-demic interpretive vein, thanks, too, to Stanford Law Prof. Greely for sharing this WHO 'pandemic' Tweet: (where Pan could refer to the genus 'Pan' as in Pan Troglodyte or Pan Paniscus ... ) * * And I could interpret this recent Tweet by Stanford Law Professor Hank Greely, with his focus on biosciences, and as an (actual<>virtual, physical<>digital) ethnographer of Harbin Hot Springs in the following ways: "I apologize (ish) for flooding my followers w/retweets. There's just SO MUCH interesting stuff going on. This would be a wonderfully fascinating time..if it weren't real" * * * And ... there's an ... AMAZING opportunity in creating in GROUP VIDEO an online LEARNING CULTURE (due to #coronavirusCOVID19 pandemic in US) eg since MIT & Harvard & all Massachusetts' universities are moving classes online? > https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/The_College_at_World_University_and_School in fall '20 ~ An algorithms as culture study @npseaver? * * * Cambridge Univ video "Spanish Flu: a warning from history" and related videos * * * * Heartsong and All, Brain to brain blog to blog species to species creativity evolves https://youtu.be/GFn-ixX9edg (Just for Hits - Richard Dawkins ... on genes and minds, - and a bit of a trip) 

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/sexual-selection-in-birds-thanks-to.html

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Courtship display: Heartsong and All, "Brain to brain blog to blog species to species creativity evolves" https://youtu.be/GFn-ixX9edg https://youtu.be/GFn-ixX9edg (Just for Hits - Richard Dawkins ... on genes and minds, - and a bit of a trip) * * UMN Prof of Public Health Michael Osterholm on COVID-19 and with talk about Saunas and Hot Tubs

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/03/courtship-display-heartsong-and-all.html






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New newspaper ...

"Hypothetical News"

... with first tentative headlines:


The novel coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) pandemic has been primarily
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a fire drill - i.e. 'in case of emergency' (eg genetic, war, nuclear) - and lead to

governments, internet media, and economies working together internally in all ~200 countries, and internationally too


2
for keeping kids safe
and seeking too to limit F&M sex offenders and perpetrators potentially with the law in new ways eg paralleling the medicinal and recreational cannabis law distinction - & w 1) rapid response, 2) continuous testing & 3) continuous tracking now with machine learning
(has CA has been doing for decades already in one way or another???)


3
successful in reversing global warming by getting people to stay at home or shelter-in-place and thus dramatically lessening airplane and automobile travel worldwide, as well as air pollution


4
for nation states' to develop their borders or boundaries in new ways - and newly with law, & legal language - thus thwarting any expansionist tendencies of countries getting rich in the beginning of the 21st century - as well as potential military aggression.


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has been primarily memetic (replicating cultural unit - the 'coronavirus' word or idea), & not genetic (SARS CoVD - although may have been precipitated by this in Wuhan, China), - and as such an experiment in radical action in the information technology age, and the internet.


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The novel coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) pandemic has been primarily
1
a fire drill - i.e. 'in case of emergency' (eg genetic, war, nuclear) - and lead to

governments, internet media, and economies working together internally in all ~200 countries, and internationally too


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245426567716556800?s=20

(non harming or nonviolent)
... and as an "in case of emergency" situation, and because of the way this situation developed (and the value of treating this as a serious 'fire drill'), no one - the internet media on 10s of 1000s of web sites on a many-to-many information technology - or governments etc ... were in any positions to  question this for other kinds of benefits to publics. So critical thinking about this by individuals has much merit ...




The #coronavirus pandemic has been primarily
2
for keeping kids safe
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/30/nation/how-keep-kids-connected-with-friends-even-when-theyre-housebound/
& seeking too to limit F&M sex offs /perps potentially with the law eg paralleling medicinal & recreational cannabis law distinction & w 1 rapid response 2 continuous testing & 3 tracking

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245427302294384640?s=20




The #coronavirus pandemic has been primarily
3
successful in #ReversingGlobalWarming by getting people to stay at home or shelter-in-place & thus dramatically LESSENING airplane & automobile travel worldwide, as well as air pollution, for a short period: https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/04/himalyan-monal-how-are-harbin-hot.html ~

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245428201377001473




The #coronavirus pandemic has been primarily
4
for nation states' to develop their borders in new ways - & newly with law, & legal language - thus thwarting expansionist tendencies of countries getting rich in beginning of 21st century - as well as potential military aggression

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245428622413848576?s=20




The #COVID19 pandemic has been primarily
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memetic (#coronavirus 'meme' - as replicating cultural unit), & not genetic although SARS CoV2 may have precipitated this in Wuhan, China & as such is an experiment in #RadicalAction in the #InformationTechnologyAge, & re the #internet ~

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245429563716284417?s=20



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The novel coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) pandemic has been primarily
1
a fire drill - i.e. 'in case of emergency' (eg genetic, war, nuclear) - and lead to

governments, internet media, and economies working together internally in all ~200 countries, and internationally too



https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245426567716556800?s=20



The #coronavirus pandemic has been primarily
2
for keeping kids safe
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/30/nation/how-keep-kids-connected-with-friends-even-when-theyre-housebound/
& seeking too to limit F&M sex offs /perps potentially with the law eg paralleling medicinal & recreational cannabis law distinction & w 1 rapid response 2 continuous testing & 3 tracking



https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245427302294384640?s=20




The #coronavirus pandemic has been primarily
3
successful in #ReversingGlobalWarming by getting people to stay at home or shelter-in-place & thus dramatically LESSENING airplane & automobile travel worldwide, as well as air pollution, for a short period: https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2020/04/himalyan-monal-how-are-harbin-hot.html ~




https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245428201377001473



The #coronavirus pandemic has been primarily
4
for nation states' to develop their borders in new ways - & newly with law, & legal language - thus thwarting expansionist tendencies of countries getting rich in beginning of 21st century - as well as potential military aggression



https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245428622413848576?s=20



The #COVID19 pandemic has been primarily
5
memetic (#coronavirus 'meme' - as replicating cultural unit), & not genetic although SARS CoV2 may have precipitated this in Wuhan, China & as such is an experiment in #RadicalAction in the #InformationTechnologyAge, & re the #internet ~



https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1245429563716284417?s=20




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Re
How are the Harbin Hot Springs' Residents coping - in this time of 'national emergency' re the coronavirus pandemic in the USA?


I think this question of caring for Harbin Residents comes back to the state of California and Lake County as governmental entities in part ...




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