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December 31, 2023 by Iben on Iben's blog site
Measuring the one way speed of light. On one side of the room we have a Wi-Fi transmitter remote control. On the other side of the room we have two accurate clocks next to each other. The remote will tell the clocks to start and stop with an elapsed time read out. We will not move the remote during the experiment. We now use the remote to start the clocks. Now we pick up one clock and walk one mile away and set it down at a pre measured location. From the remote to the clock...
September 2, 2023 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
    What is your favorite Jimmy Buffet song?
August 20, 2023 by Oops98672 on oops98672
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July 20, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Today started with a bullet train ride to Hiroshima.  This was our second bullet train ride, and it's still pretty neat. Hiroshima though, as you can expect, was no laughing matter.  I don't have words to describe how depressing it was.  I'll just say that it was a really well done combination of museums and memorials.  They combined the science and details behind what happened with the human stories.  Near the end, there was a old man making paper cranes (Google paper c...
July 20, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Today started with the Fushimi Inari-Taisha shrine.   Like the many shrines before it, it was neato spegetto.   I *think* that was first at least… I’m sitting here talking to my daughter about it now, and we can’t remember perfectly ๐Ÿ˜Š   A good portion of it was another indoor-take-your-shoes-off thing.   Was really cool though, because it has models of people in the different rooms in the Shogun’s house…. With descriptions of what the r...
July 18, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Today started with a tour of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto.  Before we even get started on the Bamboo forest though, Kyoto itself seems to be a really nice city.  The guide was saying that it was originally the capital of Japan.  I've got some of that story on video tape. Anyway, back to the bamboo forest.  My movie training was WAY off... every instinct I had told me that ninjas were just about to start flying through the tops of the bamboo... but it didn't happen...
July 17, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Today's awesomeness started with driving to Mount Fuji.  After we parked the bus, we had 45 minutes to hike as far up as we could.  There were a couple kids on the trip that made it higher than me, but I made it higher than any of the adults.  My goal was to make it to cloud level... to where I was surrounded by the clouds.  I accomplished that goal!  The thing that really drains you when you're climbing up is house thick the gravel can be.  It's obviously steep, bu...
July 17, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Today we finally headed out from Tokyo. We hopped on a bus and headed towards the Fuji-Hokone-Izu region.   On the way, we took a trip to see the Great Buddha of Kamakura.   I have to say that it is a well named Buddha… it was huge!   After exploring the shrine at this location, we walked around Kamakura a good bit.   I finally had my first sushi in Japan, and it didn’t disappoint.   I would describe what I had, but I don’t know what it was&helli...
July 15, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
So, yesterday was spiritual, but today was techy.  We started the day at a place called Joypolis... which is basically an indoor theme part with lots of tech things.  The best ride was definitely the "Tokyo Halfpipe", which was where you got on a giant "skateboard" with a partner, strap in, and it rocks back and forth.  You have to time leaning the skateboard correctly to go higher and higher and eventually start it spinning.  We did that twice, back-to-back, and had the over...
July 14, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
Day 2 in Japan (still in Tokyo) started with a surprisingly awesome breakfast at our hotel.  I was expecting a normal "Here's some pastries and fruit" kind of thing you get at other places in the world, but this is just a huge buffet of awesomeness.  I would tell you what I had, but I know the names of none of it Our first destination was the Meiji Shinto Shrine where we prayed, and participated in a paper fortune tradition.  I had a bad one though, so, as I was instructed, I...
July 13, 2023 by Splateaux on splateaux
So, the flight went well... ~13 hours I think.  I was lucky that I was able to upgrade to an exit row, which makes a big difference for taller folks.  Like normal, I wasn't able to sleep much, and so I was going to write some code.  As it turns out, that's hard to do without internet access.  Other than the obvious Googlin' things, if I decide I need some random package, I'm SOL.  I ended up paying for wifi access, but it only lasted for ~30 minutes before breaking. ...
February 15, 2023 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
April 25, 2022 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
Just an FYI for those of you on Twitch.  My son is an artist and one of his clients is Goodman Games.  Below is what he wrote on FaceBook.   "Join me tonight for my last live show of the month on In The Studio. It's a fun time and your participation, suggestions and questions are appreciated. If you missed the previous episodes check them out here on Goodman Games Twitch channel. See you tonight at 7pm CDT!"
April 19, 2022 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
Looks like I'm isolating for a week. Better part of half a million people at the Grand Prix last week...[they claimed it was a world record - seems they forgot about Adelaide in 1995 ....when it WAS a World Record].... Bloody good odds I'd get Covid .... ...and I did...
March 23, 2022 by SchismNavigator on schismnavigator
Thought I'd share this here as a very useful video on matters other than what people might assume is just "straight" and "gay". Some people just don't have any interest at all in relationships and the various accutruments that come with it. Jaiden's video is both fun and informative for people who might not realise it's okay to just be happy by yourself.