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1  Water Cooler / Humor / 20 Jokes That Only Intellectuals Will Understand
« on: April 04, 2014, 03:40:10 PM »

You may have to reread some of these more than once... :)

http://www.tickld.com/x/20-jokes-that-only-intellectuals-will-understand

2  The Tech Section / Science / Space / Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump Video
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:48:00 PM »

Watch Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jump to the Earth from 128,000 feet in space AND land on his feet.  You will see a heart rate, airspeed, and altitude telemetry box halfway thru the video to give you a better idea of just how wild a jump this is. 

At one point, Felix's free fall speed exceeds 800mph.  The whole jump is over in 5 minutes. 

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/new-view-of-felix-baumgartners-space-jump-is-truly-awe-1513112178

Note:  The jump was made in 2012 but most people have not seen this particular video.

3  Water Cooler / Tasteless or Not Tasteless / Some Natural Product Ingredients
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:23:59 PM »

Did you ever wonder what the ingredients of a banana or an egg would look like if the food companies had to put them on an ingredient label?  It is quite interesting to find out, although doing so may not make you any more comfortable with the long chemical names that you find on the ingredient labels of processed foods and have no idea what they mean...

http://www.boredpanda.com/all-natural-food-ingredients-chemicals-james-kennedy/

4  Water Cooler / Humor / Amazing New Product: BOOK
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:02:39 PM »

BOOK is a revolutionary new product which stands for Bio Optical Organized Knowledge device.  Let's hope this one catches on with the younger generation in particular. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcPX1wVp38

5  Water Cooler / Entertainment / The Lottery Illusion
« on: January 25, 2014, 09:53:08 PM »

This Lottery Ticket Illusion is pretty good.  Obviously, there is some slight of hand going on somewhere but it is difficult to spot where it is.  Give it a look...

http://www.flixxy.com/incredible-magic-trick-the-lottery-illusion.htm

6  The Tech Section / Science / Space / Drones Going After Mosquitoes?
« on: August 24, 2013, 07:43:59 AM »

This seems like pretty good use of drone technology (unless you enjoy mosquitoes). :)

Drones will soon be used to go after mosquitoes in the state of Florida.  The drones will be packed with a shortwave infrared camera to find out where the larvae are.  Later on perhaps, they will be equipped with weapons to destroy the mosquitoes.

http://www.impactlab.net/2013/08/22/florida-to-test-drones-in-the-battle-against-mosquitoes/#more-111410

7  The Tech Section / Science / Space / It's Raining Fire On The Sun
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:19:17 PM »

Watch this solar flare turn into an arch and then begin raining down super hot plasma on the surface of the sun.  The arch is so massive that the earth would fit inside of it.  The phenomena is know as coronal rain.

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/science-2/nasa-video-plasma-rain/

8  The Tech Section / Science / Space / Gel Instantly Stops Bleeding Wounds
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:08:39 PM »

A college student has invented a gel that instantly stops wounds from bleeding.  Watch the video of the slashed pork loin when the gel is applied (not for the squeamish).  It works in seconds. Pretty amazing stuff...

http://www.dvice.com/2013-3-26/college-student-develops-gel-instantly-stops-bleeding

9  Water Cooler / This and that / Figure Out These Number Sequences
« on: January 29, 2013, 07:53:09 PM »

Here are some interesting number sequences.  Can you figure out what they are? 

Some advice:  Don't waste too much time on the, "Outside The Box" sequences.  You will not figure them out unless you Google them. :)

Freebies:
1, 2, 4, 8, 16

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5

 0, 1, 3, 6, 10

 3, 1, 4, 1, 5, 9, 2

 2, 3, 5, 7

 1, 2, 6, 24, 120

 Slightly Tricky:
 1, 2, 5, 10, 17

 1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221

 59, 154, 605, 1111

 1, 4, 27, 256

 Math Comes In:
 125, 376, 188, 94, 47

 1, 2, 6, 20, 70

 1, 1, 3, 11, 45, 197

 1, 1, 5, 61, 1385

 6, 28, 496, 8128

 1, 5, 14, 30, 55

 1, 2, 5, 15, 52

 1, 2, 5, 14, 42

Outside The Box:
 4, 8, 15, 16, 23

 14, 23, 28, 33, 42

 5, 9, 14, 27, 29, 54, 59

Here are the explanations:
http://blog.idiotworld.com/story/323/Why_are_integer_sequences_interesting_anyhow

10  The Tech Section / Transportation Tech / Cars / Do Not Put E15 In Your Car's Gas Tank
« on: January 09, 2013, 06:08:43 PM »

I guess I missed this story when it first came out, but according to Fox News, AAA says not to put E15 (recently approved by the EPA) in your car's gas tank.  It may damage your emissions and engine parts and VOID YOUR CAR'S WARRANTY. AAA says that the sale of E15 should be stopped until there is more testing done on it. In other words, avoid it like the plague.

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2000862202001

11  The Tech Section / Science / Space / Making Atoms Colder Than Absolute Zero?
« on: January 05, 2013, 06:03:46 PM »

This is really hard for me to believe, but apparently some scientists have discovered a way to make atoms COLDER than absolute zero.   This is accomplished with the clever use of laser beams and magnetic fields to very finely tune the atoms into a negative temperature reading.

This discovery may eventually lead to the development of engines that are more than 100% efficient and shed light on the dark energy that supposedly makes up 70% of our universe.  I read the article below several times and if it is true then it is an amazing discovery.  Remember cold fusion though... :)

http://www.livescience.com/25959-atoms-colder-than-absolute-zero.html

12  The Tech Section / Science / Space / Finally, A Comet Worth Talking About: ISON
« on: January 01, 2013, 02:15:37 PM »

Comet ISON should be visible in daylight and possibly outshine the moon sometime in late 2013.  Finally, we have a comet worth talking about!

I recall as a young man going to see Halley's Comet at the Chabot Space Observatory and being a disappointed.  Especially since my grandfather came along too and made the comment that it had been more impressive to look at with the naked eye when he was a boy (1910) then it was now (1986) thru the big telescope. 

Even before that was Comet Kohoutek.  What a dud that was.  Finally, we have a really cool comet to look forward to.  Comet ISON. 

http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/massive-comet-will-shine-brighter-than-the-moon-say-astronomers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/30/comet-ison-moon_n_2377883.html

13  The Tech Section / Science / Space / Life on Life on Life
« on: December 16, 2012, 01:47:52 PM »

This is a super cool zoom in of a little bacterium resting on a diatom which is sitting on a amphipod.  Where does it end?  Life on life on life....and so on.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/08/electron-microscope-zooms-in-finds-life-on-life-on-life/

14  The Tech Section / Science / Space / Huge River Found Near Titan's North Pole
« on: December 12, 2012, 07:16:20 PM »

A huge river comparable to planet Earth's Nile River in Egypt has been found on Saturn's moon Titan.  More than likely it is not a river a of water, but one of hydrocarbons.  I wonder what the fish that swim in it look like...:)

http://www.space.com/18875-titan-nile-river-cassini.html

15  The Tech Section / Operating Systems / My Computer Won't Stay Asleep
« on: December 10, 2012, 05:51:11 PM »

I give up.  Everytime I put my computer to sleep it wakes up by itself.  It's a fairly new Windows 7 machine that should only come out of sleep mode when a key is pressed on the keyboard, yet it seems to wake up all by itself.  Incidentally, mouse movement does not wake it up.  I can jiggle the mouse and shake the whole desk that the computer sits on and the computer stays asleep, but as soon as I walk out of the room I often times hear it powering up again. :)

Any ideas?  This is driving me nuts.

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