Silent 3's medicated musings
Yet another blog that will take up gigs of space, be accessable to anyone on the face of the earth, and will be read by (maybe) three people... If I'm lucky.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Nasa emails spanner to space station
Astronauts on the International Space Station have used their 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.
It is the first time hardware has been "emailed" to space.
Mike Chen, founder of Made In Space, the company behind the 3-D printer, said: "We had overheard ISS Commander Barry Wilmore mention over the radio that he needed one, so we designed one in CAD and sent it up to him faster than a rocket ever could have."
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Motions Of Canoers and Kayakers Revealed With LEDs In Long Exposure Photography
Mom Calls C-SPAN to Yell At Her Arguing Pundit Sons
A (very Southern) mama called into a C-SPAN program to yell at the guests.
Not because she disagrees, but because the guests are brothers, both of them are her sons, and she is sick and tired of their shit.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Saturday, December 06, 2014
FW: Your Morning Chuckle
A Brit, a Frenchman and a Russian are viewing a painting of Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden.
"Look at their reserve, their calm," muses the Brit. "They must be British."
"Nonsense," the Frenchman disagrees. "They're naked, and so beautiful. It's obvious they are French."
"No clothes, no shelter," the Russian points out, "they have only an apple to eat, and they're being told this is paradise. Clearly, they are Russian."
Friday, December 05, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
FW: Holiday Shopping : Do the Math
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Text from "Dog"
Monday, December 01, 2014
Washington Crossing the Delaware - December 2014
Two Chances to Watch George Cross
December 7th & 25th
Each December, thousands gather to watch the reenactment of George Washington's daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the Delaware River. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.
New and Improved Park Website Launched
The Friends of Washington Crossing Park recently launched a completely redesigned and updated website for the park. The beautiful, user-friendly site can be found at www.WashingtonCrossingPark.org. It features information about the park, tours, events, photos and much more.
Join the Park's Volunteer Corps
There are many volunteer opportunities
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Box 103, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 • Phone: 215-493-4076
Are You on Facebook?
To receive regular updates on what is happening in the park, make sure to "like" the Friends of Washington Crossing Park on Facebook.
Domestic Bliss: Mother Of Two Takes Darkly Humorous Family Photos
At least one of these definitely NSFW, and each has some disturbing details easy to miss the first time through - but some of them devilishly hilarious
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
“With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly”
Friday, November 21, 2014
What British people say vs. what they really mean
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Just fun: Your Silicon Valley job title is...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Grand mountain ranges stretched across the printed page
English doesn't hesitate to borrow words from another language even if it makes it look fat. From German we have borrowed one-syllable putsch and kitsch, as well as Scrabble-defying gotterdammerung and sprachgefuhl.
"I would do away with those great long compounded words; or require the speaker to deliver them in sections, with intermissions for refreshments."
~ Mark Twain
"... these long things are hardly legitimate words, but are rather combinations of words, and the inventor of them ought to have been killed."
~ Mark Twain
RE: Geography gaffe
A friend commented:There's a trick. The temperature reading below 32 degrees F in Hawaii was at the peak of Mauna Kea, 13,800 feet above sea level.
OK, so technically they're correct.But I refute it using a technique employed by Al Sleet, the Hippy-Dippy Weatherman:"The temperature at the peak of Mauna Kea is below 32 degrees... which is stupid, man, cause I don't know anyone who lives on a mountain peak."
Friday, November 14, 2014
scientific exchange from the movie "Awakenings"
Dr. #1: "I'm sorry?"
Dr. Sayer: "It was an immense project. I was to extract 1 decigram of myelin from 4 tons of earthworms."
Dr. Sayer: "Yes! I was on that project for 5 years. I was the only one who believed in it. Everyone else said it couldn't be done."
Dr. #2: "It can't."
Dr. Sayer: "I know that now. I *proved* it."
Thursday, November 13, 2014
C'est WHAT ?
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The story of the 'most complicated' watch in the world
A "complication" is a technical term referring to any feature on a watch which is in addition to simply telling the time - and Henry Graves Jr wanted more than anyone else.
The Supercomplication, made by Patek Philippe in 1932, has 24 of them including Westminster chimes, a perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial map of New York as seen from Graves's apartment on Fifth Avenue.
It was commissioned in 1925 but was not delivered to [Graves] until 1933. It has 900 parts and remains the most complicated watch built without the assistance of computers, according to Sotheby's. One of its functions shows sidereal time, which is based on the amount of time it takes the Earth to make two consecutive transitions of a meridian by a fixed start. A sidereal day is approximately 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds.
It was last wound in 1969. And it's still working.
John Stewart on Clickbait
It's Everywhere, the Clickbait
Monday, November 10, 2014
MIT’s Crazy Materials Could Make for Self-Assembling Ikea Furniture
Friday, November 07, 2014
Don't Eat That !!!
San Diego Hosts Convention of People Who Shot Bin Laden