My tagline for this blog is “there is much pleasure in useless knowledge”. What knowledge could be more useless than trying to understand why spaghetti breaks into more than two pieces when bent? Apparently this problem has been considered interesting by no greater physics luminary than Richard Feynman. Cool.
Archive for date: August 15, 2005
In a thread on Slashdot on calculating spacecraft trajectories to Mars some helpful individual pointed at Shane Ross’ Dynamics, Control & Computation page. Lots of good information on celestial mechanics.
From one of our internal mailing lists at work, here is a link to some of the work of English street artist Julian Beever. His drawings are unique anamorphic views: when seen from certain angles, they look normal and three dimensional, although from other views they seem oddly distorted. The geek in my wants to [...]
While watching Food Network the other day, I saw an episode of Calorie Commando that featured a dish I thought I might like to try: Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce. I gave this a whack this weekend. Basically I took a bunch of chicken breasts that I had lying around, and cut them [...]