Quad-Core Laptop

I’ll be the first to admit when I am wrong.  There is a laptop (coming) with similar specs to my quad-core desktop.  It even has 30% more disk space, and a second NVidia graphics card (I only have one).  Sure it’ll set you aside $10k, and a...

Pessimistic Shipping Dates

I'm all for realistic expectations for shipping dates from online sellers.  But this order recently from a popular online bookstore really got me wondering. Shipped on August 13, in Allen Park, Michigan (159 miles away) and departing, but it will take nearly...

Water Weenies and Crystals

No, not some weird ritual – but about the most fun you can have with latex tubing and surgical clamps!  I hope you’ve all had the chance to tie off the end of a nice length of 1/4″ latex tubing and fill it with pressurized water (if you...

Man runs into 42,000 pounds of carrots at 70mph+

So you are up to almost midnight (late night at work or at the bar) and decide to take a shortcut home on the highway, only to come face-to-face with a semi-truck loaded with 42,000 pounds of carrots.  Keeping in mind that 42,000 pounds is roughly 19,000kg and...

Post from the Road

I just want to see if I can actually do a blog post using Jott, let's see if this works. UPDATE: The above was sent via cell phone, transcribed and e-mailed by Jott.com, then post-processed by a quick program I wrote (code soon) and posted automatically to the...

HOT!

So, I know we have had a great summer – nice temps in the high 70s / low 80s, little rain to spoil any weekends, nice night viewing for stargazers, etc. – and I know August is traditionally the hottest month, but 97°? 96°? It wouldn't be so bad...
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