Engineer ToysA Möbius planetary gearset! This was designed and built by Aaron Hoover, a post-doc at UC Berckley. Amazing!Hat tip to Joe Shelock, who pointed this out.
Posted Apr 8, 2011, 9:44 AM by Joe Markham
Quote of the DayI have a feeling that everyone is secretly a conspiracy theorist, and that they act like they aren't conspiracy theorists just to mess with the conspiracy theorists who don ...
Posted Aug 26, 2010, 8:56 AM by Joe Markham
The FBI Leaps into Action!What is the biggest challenge facing the FBI today? The domestic aspect of the war on terror? The exponential growth of information technology in all aspects of society, including criminal ...
Posted Aug 3, 2010, 7:10 PM by Joe Markham
Motorcycle riders are
a minority. Commuting and transportation riders are a minority within a
minority. Motorcycles will someday be more widely recognized as good
solutions to many social, urban and environmental problems. In our
technological era, increases in motorcycle use can become a benefit for
everyone. Motorcycles are safe and fun...and riding everywhere is a
I have a feeling that everyone is secretly a conspiracy theorist, and that they act like they aren't conspiracy theorists just to mess with the conspiracy theorists who don't realize that everyone is secretly a conspiracy theorist.
What is the biggest challenge facing the FBI today? The domestic aspect of the war on terror? The exponential growth of information technology in all aspects of society, including criminal? The growth of email reducing the number of people idling around post offices staring at the "10 Most Wanted" posters? Nope. It's Wikipedia using the FBI seal in their article.
The bureau wrote a letter in July to the Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization of Wikipedia, demanding that it take down an image of the F.B.I. seal accompanying an article on the bureau, and threatened litigation: “Failure to comply may result in further legal action. We appreciate your timely attention to this matter.”
Glad we are focusing our precious resources where they are most needed.
In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Spock dies because he goes into a radioactive compartment in Engineering to repair the warp drive. He does this on his own, no orders from Kirk. McCoy tries to stop him and Spock has to knock him out before he can enter.
In Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Thine Own Self, Troi is taking the Bridge Officers' Exam, the final part of which requires her to order LaForge into a radioactive compartment, insuring his death, to repair the ship.
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there
may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms
with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the
dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and
aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for
always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your
own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing
fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the the world is full of
trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many
persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about
love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as
perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully
surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do
not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of
fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child
of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right
to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe
is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and
whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul. With all it's sham drudgery and broken dreams;
it is still a beautiful world.