Friday, April 28, 2017

Bright ideas for repurposing lab equipment

Back in 1984, when Rich Haack first laid eyes on a high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, he had a vision for the instrument that went beyond analyzing chemical compounds. "I thought if you could hollow it out, it would make a neat smoker, outdoor oven, or fire pit," he tells Newscripts.



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Schrödinger's sugar. [Via Reddit]


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25th

  

 

 


Sunday, April 23, 2017

This an amazing read, I implore you to give it a chance. (It's not a diet article, It's not clickbait)


http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2017/4/18/15342030/i-ate-three-eggs-every-single-morning-for-a-week-heres-what-happened




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thought for today



Bob

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

So worth the price


A Barista at Starbucks told me one of her customers ordered a coffee, gave their name as Bueller, and, unbeknownst to her, left the store. 

When the coffee was ready she called out, "Bueller? ... Bueller? ... Bueller?"



Happy Inception Day to Blade Runner Replicant Leon

Monday, April 03, 2017

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America:

  


A must-have for anyone with a passion for shopping carts and a love of the great outdoors. 

In The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America author Julian Montague has created an elaborate classification system of abandoned shopping carts, accompanied by photographic documentation of actual stray cart sightings. 

Working in the naturalist's tradition, the photographs depict the diversity of the phenomenon and carry a surprising emotional charge; readers inevitably begin to see these carts as human, at times poignant in their abandoned, decrepit state, hilariously incapacitated, or ingeniously co-opted. 

The result is at once rigorous and absurd, enabling the layperson to identify and classify their own cart spottings based on the situation in which they were found.



Bob

Friday, March 31, 2017

Neural Networks Approach


 
Presented for your consideration

A scientific preprint titled "A Neural Networks Approach to Predicting How Things Might Have Turned Out Had I Mustered the Nerve to Ask Barry Cottonfield to the Junior Prom Back in 1997"

Full PDF at

Bob


Monday, February 13, 2017

Get to Know the Memes of the Alt-Right

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/get-to-know-the-memes-of-the-alt-right-and-never-miss-a-dog-whistle-again


Friday, February 10, 2017

12 websites from 90s show useless internet

https://timeline.com/useless-websites-betray-banality-748b8da4c977#.n0exuzfgz

Friday, January 13, 2017

“The Science Of Having Sex In Space”

  


https://omgfacts.com/the-science-of-having-sex-in-space-220874f792bb#.ud92bhv22

omgfacts.com
What goes up must get down.
Click that link.

You know you want to.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

http://adequateman.deadspin.com/what-did-we-get-stuck-in-our-rectums-last-year-1790335507

Friday, December 23, 2016

The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Ti...

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2004/12/01/the-10-least-successful-holiday-specials-of-all-time/

Timeless Classic bit of comedy.
Especially "Ayn Rand's A Selfish Christmas" 

 Also spoofed: Star Trek, the Muppets, Noam Chomsky, and the Algonquin Round Table


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

  

Medieval scribes protected their work by threatening death, or worse.

Given the extreme effort that went into creating books, scribes and book owners had a real incentive to protect their work. They used the only power they had: words. At the beginning or the end of books, scribes and book owners would write dramatic curses threatening thieves with pain and suffering if they were to steal or damage these treasures.

They did not hesitate to use the worst punishments they knew—excommunication from the church and horrible, painful death. Steal a book, and you might be cleft by a demon sword, forced to sacrifice your hands, have your eyes gouged out, or end in the “fires of hell and brimstone.”


full at
www.atlasobscura.com
Medieval scribes protected their work by threatening death, or worse.



Thursday, November 03, 2016

: Iggy Pop movie

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"Gimmie Danger" a film by Jim Jarmusch

Trailer at http://nyti.ms/2e5JL4r

nyti.ms
A preview of the film.

Hypnotized Chicken video at https://youtu.be/sqZZ95L2n7o 


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fwd: 6 New Entries Added to Oxford English Dictionary in Honor of Roald Dahl


Entries for scrumdiddlyumptious, human bean, golden ticket, oompa loompa, the "witching hour," and Dahlesque have each been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, the OED said yesterday, making permanent a few of beloved author Roald Dahl's contributions to the English language. 

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/6-new-entries-added-to-oxford-english-dictionary-in-honor-of-roald-dahl
Entries for scrumdiddlyumptious, human bean, golden ticket, oompa loompa, the "witching hour," and Dahlesque have each been added to the Oxford English Dictionary ...





Sunday, October 16, 2016

Remember this in Glenside?




Sunday, October 09, 2016

Jon Stewart stand-up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e43Bl8ONSFk&sns=em



YMH&OS
Bob

Monday, August 08, 2016

Download Voices of Eastern Backyard Birds

http://dl.allaboutbirds.org/backyardbirdsdownload-0?submissionGuid=e64cb1b5-9b5d-443c-91e5-2cfb58d90ae7

dl.allaboutbirds.org
Free bird song downloads from the Cornell Lab

Download Voices of Eastern Backyard Birds

 

Download is a 15MB zipped folder of mp3 files with an accompanying guide.

Included species: Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Towhee, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

 


Today in history



Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Three word vocabulary


Thursday, July 28, 2016

MAN ARRESTED AFTER POLICE MISTAKE DOUGHNUT GLAZE FOR METH

http://6abc.com/news/man-arrested-after-police-mistake-doughnut-glaze-for-meth/1446691/

6abc.com
An Orlando man says he's considering taking legal action after he was arrested for having doughnut crumbs in his car.




Thursday, July 14, 2016

35 Mice Watched the Cult Film Touch of Evil for Science

http://www.wired.com/2016/07/35-mice-watched-cult-film-touch-evil-science/

www.wired.com
Researchers at the Allen Brain Observatory mapped the visual cortices of 35 mice while they watched the classic Touch of Evil. Well, part of it, at least.

The team searched for a long, continuous scene of video—one without any cuts in it. They also wanted one with a number of different kinds of motion. The famous three-minute continuous scene that begins Touch of Evil was one of the few videos that fit both requirements.

Researchers are still analyzing the mice responses, but they already have some interesting results. The team, for example, found individual neurons that fired when the camera panned in Touch of Evil and shut off when it was still. Those same neurons responded strongly to pictures of butterflies—but not to any other natural photograph.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Terry Pratchet quotes

 


Terry Pratchet's best known for his "Diskworld" series, which now contains 36 books. They're funny fantasy (Diskworld is a flat world supported on the back of 4 elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle), and parody a broad range of topics, including other sci-fi and fantasy writers.
 
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This was turning out to be the longest winter in living memory, so long, in fact, that living memory itself was being shortened as some of the older citizens succumbed. 
 
Everyone's heard of Erwin Schrodinger's famous thought experiment. You put a cat in a box with a bottle of poison, which many people would suggest is about as far as you need to go. 
 
Quimby was eventually killed by a disgruntled poet during an experiment conducted in the palace grounds to prove the disputed accuracy of the proverb "The pen is mightier than the sword," and in his memory it was amended to include the phrase, "only if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp."
 
Ankh-Morpork! Pearl of cities! This is not a completely accurate description, of course — it was not round and shiny — but even its worst enemies would agree that if you had to liken Ankh-Morpork to anything, then it might as well be a piece of rubbish covered with the diseased secretions of a dying mollusc. 
 
With magic, you can turn a frog into a prince. With science, you can turn a frog into a Ph.D and you still have the frog you started with. 
 
Magicians and scientists are, on the face of it, poles apart. Certainly, a group of people who often dress strangely, live in a world of their own, speak a specialized language and frequently make statements that appear to be in flagrant breach of common sense have nothing in common with a group of people who often dress strangely, speak a specialized language, live in ... er ... 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Won the Internet

 



Friday, May 20, 2016

Funky Friday Venn Diagram


Funniest Amazon Review EVER! *Will cause laughter ...

funny: Amazon Diva cup review - thenest

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Get it?

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

This sums up November


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Blessed Greetings, Mister Prime Minister!""


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding "any apology from anybody" after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country "fantastically corrupt".

Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36265998


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It's another Scam, Mr Cameron. Don't fall for it!

 

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Friday, May 06, 2016

In honor of Sigmund Freud on his 160th Birthday


Q:  How many Freudians does it take to change a lightbulb?

A:  Two. One to screw in the lightbulb, and the other to hold the penis.
      I mean the Ladder!  THE LADDER!!!

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Whaaaaaat? It's not the bucket?