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October 2015
#41
"Lucas, links to your old website don’t work, it would be great to see your collection again"

which website is that, H?

Majia's observations about the recent TEPCO cam pixel issue are interesting. Whatever they've done to the cam (or, is it a technical issue related to rad exposure? Is the cam close enough to get fried?) makes it very difficult to assess, let alone see clearly, potential events.

TEPCO's self interest is getting in the way of real solution-making. They should just admit the "the Emperor has no clothes" and come clean so we can move forward with "no aggravation" as Manoj Bhargava of Billions in Change would say.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#42
(10-18-2015, 05:33 AM)piajensen Wrote: "Lucas, links to your old website don’t work, it would be great to see your collection again"

which website is that, H?

Majia's observations about the recent TEPCO cam pixel issue are interesting. Whatever they've done to the cam (or, is it a technical issue related to rad exposure? Is the cam close enough to get fried?) makes it very difficult to assess, let alone see clearly, potential events.

TEPCO's self interest is getting in the way of real solution-making. They should just admit the "the Emperor has no clothes" and come clean so we can move forward with "no aggravation" as Manoj Bhargava of Billions in Change would say.

Pia, Good Morning.  This old website.

lucaswhitefieldhixson.com/lucaswebcamwatch dot html (link disabled by Pia due to malware warning)

TBS-JNN cam is not tepco owned, I think some media company owns it.  Very far away from the plant and zoomed in.  Old footage shows it can zoom into Daini and all of Daiichi.  The zoom leads to a pixilation problem in rain, fog, or smoke.  It looked then like something in between the camera and the plant clouded up the view.  The tepcams looked clear.  Now we wonder, are the cam views real?  Was there some localized event or weather change between the tbs cam and the plant that didn't show in the tepcams?  TBS-JNN cam has a very clear view this evening.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#43
Good morning and thanks for reminding me of whose cams we are discussing, H. Way back in 2011 I advocated that NASA get on the ball and provide sat views of the site. Wonder if they are doing that and if public.... going to looksee (not expecting to find anything).

Opa! Lucas, I get malware detected pop up from Kaspersky at your site noted by Horse above.
   
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#44
Pia, TY, I didn't notice any malware, but I didn't click on anything in the page. Wouldn't doubt Kaspersky since the link goes to an ad page now. I check my computers with different scanners to keep them clean because malware is everywhere. Thought to post on cleaning computers, if anyone's interested.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#45
I subscribe to Kaspersky to help me not encounter risk and it probably is an ad ware issue. We definitely ought have more posts for security issues (considering no nukes activists' experiences post 311). I'd love it if we had a member who is deeply versed in security measures.

New Thread: Security Concerns http://caferadlab.com/thread-164.html
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#46
Keeping your instruments in working order is important for reliable results. I see posters complain all the time of popups and slow performance, signs of infection. Most of my clients still use win 7 because I don't like 8x or 10. Most don't know they have junk on their computers because their antivirus runs clean, but other infections can still affect performance. I can give windows pc users some tips. I'm not a security expert but I keep a couple hundred pc's running.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#47
Tongue 
It's really too bad that computers are easily manipulated by those whose intentions are not healthy. I've tweeted a call for a volunteer security specialist to join us. Free, of course.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#48
Good Morning,

Yes, my webcam page has been down for awhile.

A lot of the webcam videos that I recorded during the first year/two years can be found here

https://www.youtube.com/user/CompassNorthChicago/videos
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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#49
(10-18-2015, 06:46 AM)Horse Wrote: TBS-JNN cam is not tepco owned,

Yes, TBS-JNN (Japan News Network) is a Japanese television media company.
"All models are flawed, some are useful."
George E. P. Box
 
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#50
(10-18-2015, 08:26 AM)LWH Wrote: Good Morning,

Yes, my webcam page has been down for awhile.  

A lot of the webcam videos that I recorded during the first year/two years can be found here

https://www.youtube.com/user/CompassNorthChicago/videos

LWH, TY.  Have spent some time looking thru those.  Would like to post some links in the historical section.  Great that you saved those vids.  I found lots of sparks in some of them.  In a 4:30 minute clip I found nine; easy to catch, probably more in there.  The spark rate has really dropped off from those earlier days.  The many blinking lights helped to hide the sparks.  Many bright lights that looked like more than just work lights.  It's interesting how much we could see of the plant back then and compare to how little we can see now.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#51
   

09-06-2015 Afternoon was overcast, clouds darken the view.  Rains thru the evening, drops fall down Cam1.  Emissions grew heavy at times, appeared to blow inland.  Sparks were hard to find in the rain.  This spark followed a distortion in the video, a small green square pixelation left behind in the r3 pit is in the grab.  The striped light in the r1 tent is on this evening.  The light varied in intensity, notice the gold glow on the top half of the north wall and the golden glow at the top of the open roof on the west wall.  I have been wondering about this light, I've seen it a few times, don't know what it is yet.  The light on in r1, high rad readings, what goes on in unit 1.

See this post for reported radiation readings for 09-06-2015:
http://caferadlab.com/thread-172-post-524.html#pid524

More pics from 09-07 event.
HorseCam/library/09-07-2015
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#52
10-22  The clouds rolling over the cam1 view this afternoon were pretty.  Seems peaceful, some crane activity in the morning, sparks at night not worth counting.  Maybe it’s just the lousy cams and now a lousy flowplayer making me squint to see the little window of a view we get of the tepcams.  There’s a reason tepco is upgrading their equipment, maybe because of the work in R1, but we also have a five year anniversary coming up soon and they will have to put a lot of makeup on that pig.  The webcam reports this spring and summer were full of smoke and high spark counts; while the public was feed a success story, task complete in spite of fog.  They’ve been manipulating the cams from day one.  

Nuckelchen’s collection shows the disaster unfolding.  http://caferadlab.com/thread-183.html

He’s got some great footage to review.  Glad to see he’s still watching and sharing.  Nuck’s collection and Lucas’ are documentation that refutes tepco’s ‘all is well’ reports.  

Events are still happening. One I think is important to watch for got lost in the shuffle, MissFrill at Fukushima Hounds found this little smoke/steam event back in August.  8-21 Smoke between R1 & R2  http://fukushimahounds.freeforums.net/post/3753/thread

That little venting on the sea side could have been r1 or r2, easy to spot when you know what to look for.  Tepco is not in control of those fuel melts and we can still see signs of those nuclear fires on the cams.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#53
10-24 am  The remote cranes were busy this morning, Tepco working some overtime on a Saturday at Daiichi.  Skies are blue, weather fair.   Noticed Enenews is down for everyone again.

10-24  pm 18:00  The  tepcams look like still pictures.  Enenews is back up.  Have a nice weekend.

Nice double spark fifth in ten minutes, 19:39 - 19:50 10-24 C1.  Seems to be more tonight than the last few nights.  They don't stand out for me now as well; full screen for an all black background and a larger view made it easier to watch longer and get a better count.  20:05 another bright one.  Not as easy to count just watching flowplayer, but people can still see a spark blinking on for themselves at night.  

Watching the tepcams at these links.  Smartphone links on the pages.  Watchers, double click on the video to enter full screen mode.      Cam 1     Cam 4

   
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#54
24 Oct Majia reports: "There is a police car at the Futaba intersection with its flashing lights on."  majiasblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/fukushima-alert.html

Keep an eye on rad levels.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#55
Hi Horse, Pia, Admin - been meaning to post and finally put together pics and Flowplayer issues today which I posted in enenews http://enenews.com/massive-fire-threaten...ent-716644

I will repost them here but can't until tomorrow. It's tough not keeping up on time, sorry for not responding to you sooner.

The one thing I want to mention is the filtering Tepco is using with Flowplayer, there is a blue and yellow filter, the yellow filter makes everything quite colorful and wonder if this is the real, natural view - blue filter blocks out the colors and the buildings are white.

Thanks.
Califnative Smile
   
 
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#56
Great observations, Califnative. No worries about participation. We are glad you are here when you can be.

Curious situation with the filters - seems unnecessary and perhaps an intentional obfuscation.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#57
Pia, I've known filters were used for a daytime/nighttime setting, then I watched them flip thru different colored filters.  It's an added obstacle, which filter today, can they hide certain emissions with select filters?  

Vimeo says my recordings are crummy.

Your frame rate (5.000) is pretty low. To optimize playback, we’ll automatically convert it for you. Check out our Compression Guidelines for more information.
This video contains unknown color properties, and may look incorrect on Vimeo as a result. If it looks weird, try re-encoding your video with explicit color properties.
Your video’s resolution is rather low, and may not look its best on Vimeo. Export your video in a higher resolution or it will look crummy.
This video is missing an audio track or contains invalid audio. Please make sure you have the correct video file.

The unknown color properties comment got my attention, I could have guessed the rest.  We need to know the limits of our measuring equipment.  Tracking the different conditions, we might infer whether we have rose colored air or  rose colored glasses on.  

@Cali, that cam4 spark you found, I grabbed another, now we have a red and a blue spark.  Two within minutes on that cam.  Here's an observation, cam1 spark activity increased when the R1 roof came off, cam4 sparked from R3 activity and when they transferred R4 fuel rods to the csfp.  

TX.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#58
wow...so they physically changed filters ... no honest purpose in that.

I did vimeo for awhile, but consider myself mostly a neophyte.
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#59
Hi Horse, Pia, Lucas - found myself getting behind and ended up with short story! Wanted to convey the Tepco Flowplayer Conspiracy that is unfolding since the beginning of October. Yes, they are getting away with it but at least we're not playing the fool and recognize it. So as you know I posted this short story on enenews under World Section/Massive Fire near Chernobyl because the reply button works, may or may not work, I just wanted to post the stuff I was working on. It's time consuming as you know and I'm slow at it compared to you guys & gals. What's nice about CafeRadLab is you can write a lot more information here. I'll attach a few pics but will leave the rest as links cause there are two many.

   
Horse, this red spark, is it the real color red or is a filter causing it? This filtering issue is what's bothering me, since Flowplayer started, are the zoomed in multi colors real? I think they are and that's what's startling to me. We started to notice the yellow blue spots around R1 about 6 months ago (I think), now it's progressed to purple, violet, green, turquoise, orange red around the R1/R2 top corner on cam4 and ground level area going up the R4 stairwell on cam4.

Here is an March 2015 pic showing colorful pixilation pulses during the day, now those colors can only be seen at night.
   

I may be the only one who "ZOOMS" because that is the only way you can see it and could be an up hill battle convincing others to try this feature but I all can do is suggest it. In any case, so it's there, it just points out HOT SPOTS to take notice of I guess. Cam1 this morning (2:00am) is so saturated, heavy emissions pulsing like a slow heart beat, pretty sure Flowplayer can adjust the speed on that too. One thing I noticed, the "Screen Blips" stopped since Flowplayer started.

Short story....
Since Tepco switched to “Flowplayer” early October (logo appears when the webcam starts) there are many added design features they’re using now. One is called Skinnable - “Tweak the design until it’s your own. Change colors, use transparency (filters), add images and so on”. http://flash.flowplayer.org/documentation/

From what I can tell the pixels are reduced which dulls the clarity, less pulsating atmosphere/background. Previous webcam player had more definition, more pixels showing heavy pulsating air emissions from reactor roof top, harder to blur hot spots they awkwardly hid manually, now this more sophisticated software erases and adds with ease. When viewing the webcam at the regular 100%, all looks smooth across the screen yet the one thing that does seem to work is using the ZOOM feature. The heavy yellow & blue spots show up quite well and think it’s because of the lower pixilation (hopefully something they didn’t anticipate happening >Smile

I captured the blue, yellow and spot grey filter changes (transparency) they’ve been using but the MULTI-COLOR gasses and vapors you can see at night, dawn and dusk are disturbing. At one time we discussed which radioactive isotopes generated which color but I couldn’t find it. Jackassrig said this back in July about the colors:

“Blue, green, yellow, orange, red, infrared are the colors of energetic ionizing radiation. Blue would be the highest level. Red and orange the lowest. "Blue, white, and blue-white are common colors of high power operation." "A blend of all the colors tends to white; but with the blues predominating, the blend gives a blue-white, as in an electric arc. I have seen much blue lately. Pink would seem all levels of excitation since pink is a mixture of white and red”.

Visible Light is made up of the various frequencies of colored light. The color is determined by the frequency of the light. When electromagnetic radiation of this frequency falls on our retina our brain interprets it as color.

http://postimg.org/image/42zgsjrpf/ Color of Light by Radiation Frequency & Wavelength
   

In order to see these colors it’s necessary to zoom in by going to the menu tab View, Zoom (100%), scroll to 400% or custom and type up to 800% even, which I have done in some of screen captures.

http://postimg.org/image/jfozu651b/ 5.23.06am spark cam4 10-21-15  
http://postimg.org/image/719dtgdd5/ same spark on 3min Utube video
http://postimg.org/image/9bjjyfmq1/ 1.52am R1 window yellow spots
http://postimg.org/image/jiyu1o0jb/ 5:20am multi-colors cam4 10-21-15
http://postimg.org/image/s3am1b5j7/ 11.15pm cam4 zoom 800% color comparison
   

con't on next page.
 
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#60
Flowplayer has helped Tepco’s 3 minute time lapsed videos, depth and clarity are now compromised. For example, this comparison shows when the tip of the crane being used for welding (I think) and the metal was heated into a glowing red ember but the time lapsed Utube video is small and unnoticeable.
   
http://postimg.org/image/erst3ktul/ 11:31am red tip crane cam4 10-12-15
http://postimg.org/image/63hvhe46n/ 3 min vid on Utube

Majia mentioned the two cams don’t always match, as in sun light and clouds or hazy emissions on cam4. We can’t rely on what’s real when Tepco can do whatever they want. Cam4 shows dark lights when JNN has bright lights throughout the site along with other filter pics.
   
http://postimg.org/image/lgs813amh/ 1:09am JNN webcam bright lights night work 10-14-15
http://postimg.org/image/ovfbm6f57/ 11:16am cam1 cloudy cam4 sunny 10-23-15
http://postimg.org/image/xh8mbvdnd/ 6:30am peach to grey filtering
http://postimg.org/image/jmt5oomj7/ 5:18am blue to yellow filter 
http://postimg.org/image/ttf64fyhh/ 5:04pm blue filter switch, title is even blue later changed to white
And then there is the FOG.  
http://postimg.org/image/lbzjc334d/ 5:41am purple dawn cam1 clear cam4 mist, haze, fog
   

CodeShutdown mentioned this fog phenomenon earlier, I think this plant is just saturated in a toxic haze called NUCLEATION!

Repost: CodeShutdown August 13, 2015 at 11:40 am · Reply
majia; radiation causes fog
The Effect of Radioactive Aerosols on Fog Formation
http://www.pmd.gov.pk/rnd/rnd_files/vol7_issue14/1_The%20Effect%20of%20Radioactive%20Aerosols%20on%20Fog%20Formation_GoharAli.pdf

You cam people need a new blog site that isn’t broken.
 
Selected excerpt page 2: Fog and Aerosols
The radio-nuclide aerosols present in the atmosphere act as condensation nuclei for fog droplets to form resulting in a large amount of water to be stuck to them. The water vapors in the atmosphere condense on these particles and hence these particles act as seeds, starting the formation of fog droplets. An increase in the number of aerosols in the atmosphere ultimately increases the formation of fog.
 
As for almost all of the radioactive nuclides during their production, they are positively charged ions. A charged body or particle can attract another charged body due to coulomb interaction or it can also attract a neutral body because of electrostatic induction. The aerosols present in the atmosphere can grow larger and larger in size due to acquiring other aerosols or molecules which coexist in the same location. The process of gain in aerosol particles is called NUCLEATION.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKBcsMyVGpo Sept 5, 2015 Thanks to Horse on CafeRadLab

The last thing I wanted to mention, Flowplayer has obscured the burning debris view we used to see on the harbor horizon behind R4. That's the worst cover-up in my opinion. Sad
   
 
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