- Of Snakes And Oil
Of Snakes And Oil A headnote explaining the need for the footnotes The author not wishing to superimpose an overabundance or superfluity of operose terms, has subpended copious footnotes for the edification of the non-indigenous benefactor of the globalis ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Feb 11 2010 - 3:21pm
- Playing in the snow!
For those not living on the East Coast or regions around Atlanta, be thankful that you (a) live in an area that can actually deal with snowfall, or (b) don't live in an area that gets snow. It is fun to see who was wandering through the blanketed land ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Feb 15 2010 - 11:44am
- Movie Science vs Real Science
Time for my irregular not-semi-annual roundup of recent science webtoons. Today we have a pair of comics detailing the difference between Movie Science and Real Science. Enjoy! Alex Tues and Fri here, via RSS feed, and twitter @skyday Read about my own p ...
Blog Post - Alex "Sandy" Antunes - Feb 16 2010 - 8:33pm
- Context Is Vital
Context Is Vital The meaning of a string of words can seem to be entirely opposite in intent if it is placed in the wrong context. The device of spreading false ideas by quoting people out of context has a long and dishonorable history. It is not just wo ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Feb 19 2010 - 5:25pm
- The Linguistics of Computer Science
The Linguistics of Computer Science As somebody with more than a passing knowledge of computer science and linguistics, I thought I would share a few insights into the deeper meanings of some common terms used in computer science. algorithm- a way of doin ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Feb 22 2010 - 2:48pm
- Live Webcams at the LHC!
I can't believe they did this. Check it out! LHC Webcams ...
Blog Post - Brian Taylor - Feb 24 2010 - 10:58pm
- A Humorous Poem Remembered
A Humorous Poem Remembered This poem delighted me as a child. I still enjoy it. I hope you may enjoy it also. Sir Smashem Uppe Good afternoon, Sir Smashem Uppe, We're having tea, do take a cup! Sugar and milk? Now let me see, Two lumps, I think? Ah! ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 7 2010 - 2:09pm
- Old World Order Overthrown: Newsflash
Old World Order Overthrown: Newsflash THE THYMES July 1st, 1776 News has just reached the shores of our Britannic Majesty's Kingdom- that certain seditious rebels have defeated His Majesty's armies and our beloved Royal Navy in various battles i ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 7 2010 - 2:35pm
- All At Sea Over Iceberg Science
All At Sea Over Iceberg Science At the opening of the 20th century, British maritime safety was a matter for the Board Of Trade. This was the era of cork lifejackets. The consensus of opinion on the saving of lives at sea was that, broadly, a minimum of ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 8 2010 - 2:55pm
- How Sauron Got His Groove Back
This has nothing to do with science, unless you count sci-fi as science. But I loved it, which is reason enough for me to post it. "Using a ring to bind someone you covet into your dark and twisted world? Wow, just got the subtext there. Also, the app ...
Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Mar 10 2010 - 10:19am