Thursday Throughput

Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is an astronomer living in Pennsylvania. He is on Twitter, blogs at his own site, and has written a novel.

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4 Responses

  1. Oscar Gordon says:

    I was watching the video yesterday. The glitter bomb is visually appealing, but let’s be honest, it was the fart spray that made them really regret it.Report

    • KenB in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

      I think you may be under-appreciating the difficulty of getting all the glitter out of their home or car and stuff, but I do think the fart spray was the true stroke of brilliance — like a chess move that attacks and defends at the same time, it simultaneously added to the punishment and made device recovery more likely.Report

    • bookdragon in reply to Oscar Gordon says:

      My son showed me the video. I think it may go further in encouraging him to consider engineering than anything my husband and I told him about our jobs (and I think we’ve worked on some pretty cool stuff over the years).Report

  2. Doctor Jay says:

    [ThTh6] LIGO is one of those things that had seemed possible to me, who is far from an expert on these things, for quite some time. I was in the “why isn’t this happening?” camp for quite a while. Yet, I look at their results, and I’m still amazed.Report