Party like it’s 1999
I just discovered that for one of my current projects I have to review materials submittals from a supplier who is using an aim.com email address.
This does not bode well for the project.
Although the kids have been to the beach with Kathy several times this summer, it had always been during the week, when I had that whole “work” thing going on and couldn’t go with them. Between baseball and poor weather on the weekends, we weren’t able to all get there together until this weekend. Worth the wait, though.
This seems important.
There are 13 dominoes in this sequence. If Professor Morris used 29 dominoes in total, with the next one always being 1.5x larger, the last domino would be the height of the Empire State Building.
Reblogging for Brian
Interesting that a police officer, in South Carolina!, was fired for threatening a black man during a traffic stop. I would normally expect nothing to come of this. Did the fact that the man is in the NFL have anything to do with disciplinary action, or did the Department of Public Safety do the right thing just because it was the right thing to do?
Like ants under a magnifying glass…
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
I’m sure that’s not at all painful.
I’ve always hated how this sign on the Mass Pike is worded. Now I find out that it’s not even correct.
Another helpful USGS employee, Steve Reiter, calculated the highest elevation in the municipal boundary of Oacoma as between 1,430 and 1,440 feet. He suspects that the Massachusetts sign mentions Oacoma because it’s the nearest named geographic feature.
But if the 1,729-feet point isn’t even in Oacoma, then that only raises the question of where that number came from and why it’s used on the sign, which might more simply have stated “this elevation not exceeded on I-90 until South Dakota,” or “no higher elevation on this road until you climb the hills west of the Missouri River.”