Calculating Floor Vibration Frequency

Res­o­nance (by Ran­dall Munroe aka xkcd). I love xkcd and this one is great. I cal­cu­late floor vibra­tion fre­quen­cies all the time! (This com­ic repro­duced under a Cre­ative Com­mons A‑NC 2.5 License)

Fame: Is It Any Wonder I Reject You First

Some of you are well aware of how much I use obsess over Newsvine (a news writ­ing and link-blog site). Recent­ly, one of the sites more pro­lif­ic users, Myko­la Bilokon­sky, did e‑mail inter­views with a hand­ful of oth­er users. I was sur­prised that he asked me but I got a real kick out of answer­ing… Con­tin­ue read­ing Fame: Is It Any Won­der I Reject You First

25 Reasons Why You Should Understand Neil Boortz Is Wrong

While I wish I had had the time late last week to do this, I sim­ply haven’t. Last Fri­day I had all but giv­en up on the Newsvine com­mu­ni­ty (not that that would be bad for me). It’s often hyped for being civ­i­lized and hav­ing high-brow dis­cus­sions but the fact that such a stu­pid arti­cle… Con­tin­ue read­ing 25 Rea­sons Why You Should Under­stand Neil Boortz Is Wrong

Modern David Versus Goliath?

From my remarks on the Tran­script seed­ed today at Newsvine: So when Lar­ry King has MIT pro­fes­sor Richard Lindzen, not­ed cli­mate change skep­tic, on his show to dis­cuss the top­ic of glob­al warm­ing, what equal­ly famous sci­en­tist does he turn to to get the con­sen­sus per­spec­tive? NASA’s James Hansen? Ohio State’s Lon­nie Thomp­son? Penn State’s… Con­tin­ue read­ing Mod­ern David Ver­sus Goliath?

Following Scientists

Some­times I feel gen­uine­ly guilty that the part of a ser­mon that sticks with me the most is one that I sim­ply find incom­pat­i­ble with what I feel to be right (and often, not even the gist of the ser­mon, as you’ll see here). Now, I am prob­a­bly towards the oppo­site end of the Pres­by­ter­ian… Con­tin­ue read­ing Fol­low­ing Scientists