Why does it always take longer to unpack than to pack it all up?
Ordinary Times’s weekely science and tech feature with links to stories on water, thrust vectoring, plastics that actually recycle, NASA fraud, and evolution has it’s unintelligent moments.
Yes, I am feeling snarky today, why do you ask?
I love it when we cause materials and chemicals to behave in ways that violate those general understandings of how physics works.
The family is back home, just the 3 of us again. I love the cousins, but it’s nice to have the house to ourselves again.
Got family in town all week, with their two boys that Bug loves, and the new (adopted) teenage daughter (that he’s warming up to).
Yes, I have a cold, it sucks, so be glad I knocked out this much. Excuse me while I use my neti pot and worship my new god, Sudafed.
Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, featuring links to stories about aircraft, outer space, cars, fake news, cows giving birth, and plenty more at Ordinary Times.
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
I am so ready for that mythical pleasant Arizona winter.
Move is done, we are settled, so I am back at it!