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30
Jun

Stewardesses, or: How much fun can you have with only your left hand?

Posted by in Just For Fun, Questions

Typing with just one hand holds a special appeal to people, in this fast-browsing internet age; keeping one hand on the mouse while the other does the typing work is the pinnacle of laziness/ power-browsing. But assuming you were to actually follow the QWERTY typing rules, how much could you […]

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29
Jun

Mac or PC?

Posted by in Questions

When was the last time you’ve heard anyone ask the question, “Do you prefer Mac or PC?”  It seems the age of the platform rivalry, at least from a consumer point of view, has fizzled away.  Most of us spend the vast majority of our time online, where the information […]

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29
Jun

Lytro – Future of Photography

Posted by in Intriguing

Camera technology has progressed rapidly since the first camera was created in the 1800’s. Throughout the entire timeline of cameras, there have been major leaps in technological advancement that have ushered in a new era of photography.  The development of color photographs, the invention of the flash bulb, polaroid photographs, […]

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29
Jun

Hardness Scale

Posted by in Best Of, Musings

Pretty typical of how most of my musings begin, I was wandering through the corridors of my labs, thinking about random things.  As I turned the corner, I grazed my hand along the edge of the concrete wall, and piece of concrete crumbled off effortlessly.  Once I was passed the […]

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28
Jun

Recipe: Bourbon Cornflakes

Posted by in Just For Fun

Ingredients: 1 bowl (aprox. 1 dry cup) cornflakes 2 oz bourbon (a little more than one shot) 1 bowl (aprox. 1/2 cup) whole milk Sugar (to taste) Directions: Fill the bowl with cornflakes; pour the bourbon over the top of the cornflakes, saturating them evenly. It is imperative that the […]

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20
Jun

12 Things that will Change the World

Posted by in Intriguing, Just For Fun

This piece will be short and sweet because I believe Scientific American Magazine does it perfectly.  They chose 12 Events that Will Change Everything, and created an interactive and highly informative virtual lab to better explain the chosen event and the ensuing consequences.  It ranges from the development of Artificial […]

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20
Jun

Top Ten Innovations in Past 20 years (Part 2)

Posted by in Best Of, Intriguing

I apologize for the tardiness of Part 2 to the Top Ten Innovations in the Past 20 Years, but I needed to make certain I dedicated the appropriate amount of time to making it just right.  If you missed Part 1, check it out first by clicking here! If you […]

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20
Jun

What’s your Z-Talent?

Posted by in Questions

A Z-Talent is defined as a talent that is obscure and unique to you, where you show exceptional prowess,  but is not actually useful in normal society.  Unlike other talents, it’s not something you necessarily can practice in order to cultivate and hone your skills (ie. playing the piano, acrobatics, […]

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17
Jun

Will Google Reach a Googol Searches?!?!?

Posted by in Best Of, Just For Fun, Musings

For those of you who don’t know, the name Google was originally derived from the number Googol.  Originally coined in 1938 by a 9 year old, the number is 10^100, or 1 followed by 100 zeros.  In order to visual how LARGE of a number this is, here it is […]

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16
Jun

Prop 8 Challenge Rejected

Posted by in Best Of, Musings

A few years ago in California, Propisition 8 proposed that marriage should be limited to the union between a man and a women.  Effectively it discriminated against same sex couples, disallowing them the same legal rights their heterosexual partners enjoyed.  I thought that since I lived in California, one of […]

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