I LOVE science!! We build up a model from things we see AND things we dont. We ask "What do we expect if..." and then see if the data fits the pattern. If not, we change the model and try again. It might sound like it is contrary to the scientific method, but it isnt. Sometimes we cant 'perform' the experiment in… » 3/31/15 4:47am Today 4:47am

As fine as the short is, it is often very easy to convey an idea in three minutes that would be tiresome, boring or extremely flawed in a 90 min feature. Of course, I havent created crap, so I can only armchair direct. » 3/23/15 3:16pm 3/23/15 3:16pm

NASA has some incredible traditions. I was lucky enough to visit the original Apollo Mission Control room and they have one wall where they post the mission plague on the left when the mission starts. At the end of the mission they have a little ceremony where they move the plague to the right wall in remembrance of a… » 1/28/15 4:24pm 1/28/15 4:24pm

#4 actually: The Cereal thing is pulling on the iron oxides in the cereal used to fortify the cereal. If you take a large amount of the cereal and crush it up and run the magnet close you can see the iron particles collect on the magnet. » 8/06/14 1:29pm 8/06/14 1:29pm

Reading the actual report the 'null' device ALSO gave a positive thrust which didnt make sense to the techs either. Time to repeat the experiment. » 8/03/14 11:33am 8/03/14 11:33am

Think it is more the Guardians as the Yang (open, bright) while the Winter Soldier was more Yin (hidden, dark) But the sentiment was there! » 8/02/14 4:06am 8/02/14 4:06am

What is George R.R. Martin doing doing these reviews? Doesn't he have a few books to be writing? Chop Chop! Back to your ancient computer before we go all Annie Wilkes on your *ss! » 7/30/14 5:05am 7/30/14 5:05am

Tenure is not what it used to be! It is no longer a secure position at all. It does help keep the whims of an administrator from kicking you to the curb for a whim, but it is still very possible to contractually eliminate a faculty member or a whole department of faculty members with or without tenure. » 6/20/14 2:53pm 6/20/14 2:53pm

Obviously, they didnt take out the people that had kids. Then you would see that the childed folks would be much more unpleasant after DST switch over. » 3/19/14 11:35am 3/19/14 11:35am