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I'm working on my blog.
I’m an aspiring physicist, tinkerer, hacker and prankster.
Interests: blogs, macs, diy, physics, electronics, gardens, making things up
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Thanks for the update Matt - is there a good wrap up for that particular pixelation issue that I can read?
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Thanks for the note Eric!
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Keep me in the loop for Utah, I will be at moscone all next week as well.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2012 on Forehead Time at hello typepad
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Thanks for the response Engineer Guy!
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I shouldn't have left that window open when I went to get a drink...
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2012 on Beautiful Gemini Mission Photos at Fine Structure
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I appreciate the comment Tim, but you should probably disclose that you're the one who's attempting to build that fusion reactor.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2011 on How To Build A Fusion Reactor at Fine Structure
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Been listening to this for the past week, it's good!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2011 on Letting Up Despite Great Faults at The Winter Webb
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Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2011 on Higgs and New Physics Rumors at Fine Structure
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That looks like one serious loofa. Did you need to license it to bring it back into the states?
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2011 on Full on loofa at The Winter Webb
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Calculating the radius of an impact crater? It looks like it depends on the velocity and radius of the meteor, angle of impact and... g? I doubt its the gravitational constant (usually uppercase G) but there should be something in there for the density of the meteor, maybe g is related to that.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2010 on Never ending math equation at The Winter Webb
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To clarify, antimatter currently takes more energy to produce than it releases in a matter-antimatter reaction so it's a net energy loss. However, I don't think it's fair to say that it could never be used to produce net-positive power. Maybe we'll find a cheap way to produce antimatter in the future.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2010 on Antihydrogen Trapped and Studied at Fine Structure
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Oct 25, 2010
Zero doubt that you'll kick ass at it. Whatever it is.
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2010 on Less talk, more rock at markpasc
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Sep 17, 2010
Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to logos, but the new IE9 logo has really started getting under my skin (in what, a matter of hours?). You see, this "orbital" that has always been in the IE logo is highly eccentric. Assuming that e has a uniform mass distribution, the orbital should be at roughly the same distance from the surface of e at any given point in the orbit. There's some wiggle room here - but 4 pixels is a whole hell of a lot of eccentricity in an orbit that's only 236 pixels in diameter! There... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at picoblog
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Aug 20, 2010
Now I need a cluster of cpus so I can run all the js I write in every browser in multiple ways.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on - [this is good] at Internet O'Clock
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Most of the time I just forget about and their unending pile of data on almost any imaginable band, but the narcissistic historian in me really likes them for another reason. has, for the most part, kept record of every track I've played in iTunes for almost five... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at authenticgeek
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