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There They’re Their Spoken language can be confusing because you can have words which sound exactly the same but mean totally different things. Such words are called homophones, as found in this section title. At the very least, and if you’re very … Continue reading
No More Analogies In my last post we developed the equations for the temperature of a powered resistor with or without an ambient environment. As has been pointed out to me, and has now been made clear to me, is … Continue reading
That’s the way my high school physics teacher used to title our weekly physics bonus quizzes – Phun Phriday Physics Challenge! They were a lot of fun, actually. Phun Physics does not support Greenhouse Funny Physics Let’s set up a … Continue reading
By Flanders & Swann (my comments to follow after video & lyrics): (the actual song starts at about 2:05…but the lead up is great to listen to as well) Lyrics: (Michael = M, Donald = D) M: The First law of … Continue reading
Prod I know I shouldn’t goad the people who deserve it as a matter of keeping things “profesh”. But I think some of you need to learn that there are people out there who do know better and who thus … Continue reading
From Wiki: The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. It became the standard map projection for nautical purposes because of its ability to represent lines of constant course, known as rhumb lines or loxodromes, as straight segments which conserve … Continue reading
I don’t follow Anthony Watts or “Watts Up With That”, and so, I didn’t see this post from WUWT that was posted back in the summer: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/07/19/friday-funny-reflections-on-the-greenhouse-effect Let’s quote Mr. Watts: After the essays in May on mirrors and light bulbs, I’ve been … Continue reading