# Arachnoday

Argiope bruennichi (wasp spider), female (and male at the lower left?), dorsal

Once a very rare find at this place, so rare that I had to look it up to be sure but the typical zig-zag band and the lack of the quite distinct body-lobes of Argiope lobata gave it away. I don’t know if the wrapped spider at the lower left is indeed a male, I did not want to unwrap it. It also looks a bit too large for a male. The above picture has been slightly enhanced regarding colour saturation (not changes in hue!) and details, the two below the fold less so. (My camera is still a cheap digi-snapper without any ability to get the raw files).

# When the Dust hits the Fan

When the dust hits the fan

Why is the CPU fan running at top speed almost constantly?
Well, it’s 30 degree Celsius, what do you expect?

# So, MS bought GitHub

And if all the people go to GibtLab now, just out of protest, is that a clone war?

# Some Twin Primes

With $n_{32}$ representing the sum of all primes smaller than $2^{32}$, the number $n_{32}-1 = 425649736193687429$ is a member of the twin prime $\left(425649736193687429, 425649736193687431\right)$. The numbers $n_{7} + 1$ and $n_{34} + 1$ are also twin primes: $\left( 1721, 1723 \right)$ and $\left( 6400753258957522037, 6400753258957522039 \right)$ respectively.

It is unknown if that information is of any use but as the saying goes: “You’ll never know!”.

# The difference between a revolution and a civil war

You call it a revolution if the freedom-fighters won and a civil war if the
terrorists lost.

# WIND NW TO N 25 TO 35 KT, SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW SWELL

Eastbound, full rig, close-hauled, arse flung out leewards, with the luff scuppers three feet under water.

Solo sailor, wet, really wet