Archive for date: October 27, 2011

St. Louis hangs in, there will be a Game 7 tomorrow!

October 27, 2011 | Baseball | By: Mark VandeWettering

Absolutely the most amazing World Series Game I’ve seen. I’m speechless. My words aren’t sufficient: I’ll post some links when I find someone better than me to put the game in perspective. Amazing.

Electromagnetic Propulsion of Ships and Submarines

October 27, 2011 | Amateur Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

The other day, I was watching The Hunt For Red October on TV. Through some odd coincidence, today I found a link to an article that was published in Popular Science back in 1966 on a silent electromagnetic drive for submarines, just like the “caterpillar drive” of the Red October. I didn’t realize that this […]

“MOAR POWER!” … Wait… I mean, “LESS POWER!”

October 27, 2011 | electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

My electronics experimentation has brought a couple of comments from people I’ve met who have much greater experience and knowledge than I. For instance, in response to my posting of a schematic for flashing a rather large, powerful LED yesterday, I drew the attention of Mike Colishaw on Twitter: @brainwagon Hmm, wasting half the power […]

Approaching 100K views this year… Thanks!

October 27, 2011 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

This morning, I consulted the little revolving map over there in the left column, and found that I had passed 99,000 views. I reset that counter back in February, and since then nearly 100K people (or more realistically, 99K robots and maybe 1K people) have viewed a page here on brainwagon. I’d like to thank […]

Nifty paper on Batting Average…

October 27, 2011 | Baseball, Math | By: Mark VandeWettering

For some reason, I never do much reading about baseball during the season itself. But as the World Series approaches its end (still hoping for a game seven) I have started to dust off some of my reading materials. A couple years ago, I mentioned this work by Lawrence Brown on this blog, but the […]