July, 2008

  1. Summer Wind

    As July finishes up, so does my summer vacation. Less then three weeks remain before my final year of college starts. This summer has been a rather interesting one. If I had to put word to it, I’d describe it as: low-key.

    Many of my friends hav…

  2. The War on Bias: The Home Front

    This is pretty awesome, and while I can’t give it the Colbert bump (seeing as I’m not Stephen Colbert), I’ll give it the AFdN bump:

    Dr. Colbert! Will you aid the Colorado School of Mines in fighting liberal bias on the home front?

    See al…

  3. Our Man McConnell

    I’m not sure where to start with this story. It is one that has been in the making for at least the last ten years1, some might argue even the last twenty-three. I’ll skip the boy-meets-girl, boy-falls-in-love-with-girl part and go straight to the…

  4. Physical Theories as Women

    Humorous.
    0. Newtonian gravity is your high-school girlfriend. As your first encounter with physics, she’s amazing. You will never forget Newtonian gravity, even if you’re not in touch very much anymore.

    1. Electrodynamics is your college girl…

  5. What I Do

    Here’s the project I work on. It’s from an article that came out in today’s Defense Daily:

    Block 40/45 is a $2.2 billion program, with an average cost of $40 million per aircraft, according to Elavsky.

    "It is, for all intents and purposes, a…

  6. Unsolved Problems

    Alright team, let’s get cracking:

    Another Wikipedia gem: a list of unsolved problems from a number of different fields, including linguistics, physics, and computer science. (via lone gunman)

    I think my favorite problem deals with the existe…

  7. The Bachelor (Party)

    I think every bachelor party should start out with someone walking into a sex shop, only to have their phone ring, "Oh, hi Mom. How’s it going? Can I call you back later?" and then turn around and ask the shopkeeper, deadpan, "Where are the inflat…

  8. Crisis of Plan

    I think there’s a misconception floating around that everyone things I know exactly what I want to do in life. This is a myth, kind of: if right now was 1959, I’d be working for the McDonnell Aircraft Company building the capsules for Project Merc…