Posted 3 months ago

jtotheizzoe:

skunkbear:

A couple months ago I shared some GIFs of invisible things, and I finally got around to putting them together in this video:

When light travels through areas of different air density, it bends. You’ve probably noticed the way distant pavement seems to shimmer on a hot day, or the way stars appear to twinkle. You’re seeing light that has been distorted as it passes through varying air densities, which are in turn created by varying temperatures and pressures.

Schlieren Flow Visualization can be used to visually capture these changes in density: the rising heat from a candle, the turbulence around an airplane wing, the plume of a sneeze … even sound.  Special thanks to Mike Hargather, a professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech, who kindly provided a lot of these videos.

I’m totally Schlieren right now. Amazing sights of sounds.

Posted 5 months ago

No snow storm is complete without donuts. (Yes, my plate is ‘BMWFTW’)

Posted 5 months ago

Yo cord cutters!
Want to watch Olympic coverage? The BBC and The Hola Unblocker extension for Chrome or Firefox are your friends. Check it out.

Posted 5 months ago
Posted 6 months ago

New plates for Sabine.

Posted 6 months ago

Kennebunkport, Maine

Posted 6 months ago

Yay!

The gf surprised me with a weekend away :) We’re staying at a lovely place in Kennebunkport, Maine. Really romantic with the snow.

Posted 6 months ago
Posted 6 months ago

A Running List of Things We Know the NSA Can Do. So Far.

wnyc:

Full list on the Brian Lehrer Show blog.

  • It can track the numbers of both parties on a phone call, as well location, time and duration. (More)
  • It can hack Chinese phones and text messages. (More)
  • It can set up fake internet cafes. (More)
  • It can spy on foreign…

The Stasi have been long considered one of the most pervasive and intrusive intelligence services in history. What they did pales in comparison to what the NSA is allowed to do.

Posted 6 months ago
HOLY. FUCK. look at that sexy bitch.

HOLY. FUCK. look at that sexy bitch.