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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wireless Power Where Art Thou?

Wireless Power Where Art Thou?, a photo by tbeets on Flickr. Ultimately, it’s all about energy: trapping it, converting it, storing it, moving it, using it. Nothing in the sciences is more fundamental. Nothing in my office is more scary.

Space Man

DSC_0051, a photo by tbeets on Flickr. That’s one small step for man, one unfortunate blog post for mankind. (Secret motive for this post: testing my flickr Pro account integration with wordpress … and my wordpress blog is integrated with Twitter and facebook. It’s amazing how many bytes and and subtle service interactions can be […]

World Rock Stacking Day … Who Knew?

January 26, 2013 was World Rock Stacking Day; apparently, there is an enthusiast group called Balancers.   The girls and I followed a link to the below video this morning, enjoyed all thirteen minutes, and then clapped at the end.  Thanks Michael the Balancer!

Boeing 747 Strip Down & Overhaul

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim #TED :

It’s Weird to be Middle Aged (Evidence Point #29, Cars)

What does it mean if you like the 1995 version of something better than the 2013 version of something? Here’s a car example: Audi is releasing a brand new A3 built to the almost-exact dimensions and “spirit” of their classic A4 sedan of the 90s.  I like the old one better, bless me. (Full disclosure: […]