Friday, May 29, 2015

Sheldon has a point

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Simian Robot Climbs and Rolls to Prep for Challenge

 I love the line, "Discretion is advised for anyone with robot revolution paranoia issues."


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mmmmmmmm. Maggots.


"Eat insects for fun, not to help the environment"


You keep using the word "Fun."
I do not think it means what you think it means.




Thought for Today... on Perfection

"More than 3 million parts, making up 700,000 components, were contained in a single Saturn V [rocket]."

So, if 99.99% of those parts worked perfectly ... there would still be 300 parts that could fail.



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ride, Sally, Ride

McSweeney : Kafka’s Joke Book.

What's the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?

Nothing after Albert's inexplicable transformation. Every breath was agony.

more at

Monday, May 18, 2015

: xkcd on the Placebo Effect


FW: Lab Safety


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Work flow


Will Eisner’s art helped American troops survive

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Here's the story


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fifty-one year old man sneezes out childhood toy

Too bad it wasn't a train.
The headline could have read "Choo-Choo Achoo!"

Thursday, May 07, 2015

I'm into Fitness

Biology FTW !


Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A quite compelling argument for the Oxford Comma


A fine Internet Rule

Without an obvious indication of sarcasm, an extremist and a parody extremist are indistinguishable.

Physics essay - FTW


Obit for a Local Legend


F Ptak Science Books - photo archives as well

from my friend Mitch:

F Ptak Science Books

F Ptak Science Books began in 1983 and operated an open shop in 
Georgetown, Washington D.C. from 1985-2002. From 2003-2009 we 
operated a fine antique map and print store in the heart of the mountain 
city of Asheville, North Carolina; from 2009 to now all of our business has 
been conducted online. We specialize in unusual, rare and unique material 
in the sciences and the history of science, with strong concentrations in 
quantum theory, astrophysics, atomic physics, computer science and 

Also of principle interest are the developing years of new 
fields of science and technology--the telephone to 1890, computer science 
to 1955, telegraphy to 1870, automobiles to 1900, powered heavier-than-air 
flight to 1920, space flight to 1962, and so on.


Friday, May 01, 2015

: Messenger's Mercury trip ends with a bang, and silence


Nasa's Messenger mission to Mercury has reached its explosive conclusion, after 10 years in space and four in orbit.

Now fully out of fuel, the spacecraft smashed into a region near Mercury's north pole, out of sight from Earth, at about 20:00 GMT on Thursday.

Mission scientists confirmed the impact minutes later, when the craft's next possible communication pass was silent.


And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Ground'! That's it! Ground! Ha! 
... I wonder if it'll be friends with me? 


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