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Thumb Drive Management

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It seems like everyone has a USB thumb drive/memory stick these days. I’ve observed two things. 1) when I ask people what they do with their drives, the usual answer amounts to “not much”. 2) when I service someone else’s PC and use my thumb drive, a lot of folks are quite interested in how […]

Posted by neonjohn on May 1st, 2008 under Computing, Science | 3 Comments »

Green Weenie Laughing Stock

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It’s not that often that one runs across a single incident that simultaneously illustrates so many things wrong in the world today. Here is one. Another version. At first blush what we appear to have is a revolutionary new lighting invention, a lamp that will run for hours using the energy supplied by a falling […]

Posted by neonjohn on February 22nd, 2008 under Energy, Science | 1 Comment »

Civil War on the Periodic Table

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This is serious. They’re screwing with the periodic table again and I’m pissed… Background… By the age of 10 I’d memorized the periodic table in the back of Dad’s post-WWII college chemistry textbook. I could recite elemental statistics like dumber kids recited baseball stats. I’ve always loved that table. So elegant. So organized. So Nerdy. […]

Posted by neonjohn on February 6th, 2008 under Funny, Science | 2 Comments »

Ice Prick

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I’ve been finding this interesting structure in my freezer for quite some time. I finally managed to have a camera handy to document it. Yeah, I still use ice trays. Get over it! The photos were taken with the tray in-situ so no melting has occurred. I filled this tray several hours ago and sat […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 24th, 2007 under Science | 3 Comments »





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