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Thumb Drive Management


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


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


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


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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