Space Balls crash in Namibia

December 27th, 2011

Space Balls crash in Namibia | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

Hmmm. Weird atmospherics indeed. Mel Brooks would approve.

Perhaps you’d like to comment, Geoff Peterson?

Best engineering flowchart, ever?

December 26th, 2011

The best engineering flow chart, ever? You judge.

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks so, so I’m willing to consider it… however, there is no hammer. A hammer would clinch it. Or, a la Mythbusters, perhaps C4.


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Speaking of Mythbusters… my wife and I sprung for the expensive tickets for this event in Sacramento on January 9th, 2012. Yes, there’s a live roadshow! Maybe I should’ve gotten seats further from the stage?

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The “Cloud Appreciation Society”

December 24th, 2011
English: Altocumulus cloud, Tel-Aviv, Israel. ...

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Yesterday I posted briefly about the wonderful forms clouds can take. Lo and behold (there had to be one) there is a “Cloud Appreciation Society“. Yet another cluster of commonality in a cold world… Celebrating moist amorphous elevated atmospheric anomalous art writ across the dazzling blue…

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The hippie continuum: What level hippie are you? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

December 23rd, 2011

The hippie continuum: What level hippie are you? | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

“You’re adopting solar because…”

I’m from Nevada County. I could add a few levels (or rather, dimensions… we’re talkin’ hippies, here.) to that list, if it were just about hippie levels. But it’s really about solar adopter’s hippie levels, the hippie thing is really a red herring.

Still, kinda funny.

Clouds do the strangest things…

December 23rd, 2011

Periodically I might talk about “The Cloud” which is Internet jargon for “a big bunch of Internet infrastructure that may be located anywhere”.

But I’m a big fan of old-fashioned atmospheric clouds too. They do the strangest things. Here’s a new one on me.

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