stochastic versus deterministic chaotic; is mount hood like a glass of milk


img src=okbye: April 26, 1986: The fourth reactor of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant explodes. Thousands of people are exposed to radiation.
(luv luv science of sleep)

When he said he wants to go to Oregon next summer to find salty black licorice, I immediately said yes. Mount Hood has been on my to do list for a while.

Oregon State University: Instead of exploding, a la Mount St. Helens, magma at Mount Hood oozes out the top of the volcano and piles up to form a lava dome. “If you take a straw and blow bubbles into a glass of milk, it will bubble up and allow the pressure to escape,” Koleszar said. “But if you blow bubbles into a thick milkshake you need more pressure and it essentially ‘erupts’ with more force as bits of milkshake get thrown into the air. Add a little heat to the milkshake, though, and it thins out and bubbles gently when you blow into it, more like the glass of milk.”

We like to debate about the nature of The System. By The System, I mean the one that we are all part of. He thinks deterministic chaotic. I think stochastic.

Wikipedia: The question of how to distinguish deterministic chaotic systems from stochastic systems has also been discussed in philosophy. It has been shown that they might be observationally equivalent.

I love the word might.

I just realized that we might not be able to visit LIGO (laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory) Livingston because it’s only open to the public on the third Saturday of each month. No fear. There is also LIGO Hanford. (*) Whoever thought to set up a laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory on a nuclear reserve three hours east of a volcano like a glass of milk?

Wikipedia: Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project in the town of Hanford in south-central Washington, the site was home to the B Reactor, the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world. Plutonium manufactured at the site was used in the first nuclear bomb, tested at the Trinity site, and in Fat Man, the bomb detonated over Nagasaki, Japan.

*LIGO’s two-hour drop-in public tours are given at 1:30 PM on the second Saturday and at 3:00 PM on the fourth Friday of every month

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