20 August 2008

Your Servant; G.Washington

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness - these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them."
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George Washington _ Farewell Address _ Philadelphia
_ September 7, 1796

15 August 2008

Current Olympics are Fake, Esp. Chinese Ones

Remember, Mark Spitz was a true amateur in a tiny Speedo bikini with a hirsute body to slow him down. This guy, Phelps, is a well-paid, vitamin/electrolyte/magic protein-engorged professional encased in a second-skin cheater's uniform.

quote of the week

05 August 2008

Engineeringly Ept

Are you an Engineer ?
how well did you do on this pop quiz ?

1: What does a camshaft do?

2: What is a vertical flyback interval?

3: What role does expansion play in refrigeration?

4: What does an address bus do?

5: Timed delay of arrival is the basis of what common technological service?

6: What is the role of a CCD in a digital camera?

7: Name any spacecraft now in orbit around anything.

8: What does TCP/IP stand for?

9: What is the purpose of a torque wrench?

10: name any two active elements (from the periodic table) used in the workings of the plasma TV?

Egyptoid got extra credit on 7
and E. knew 1,3,6,8,9
but E. guessed 4,5
E. unknown on 2,10

the Rebuilder got 2 of them, maybe 3 of them wrong.

04 August 2008

Global Warming is not Man-Made

BIO Note: Physicist Walter Cunningham, an award-winning NASA Apollo 7 Astronaut, was the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and Navy Astronaut Wings, the 1969 Haley Astronautics Award and named to Named to the International Space Hall of Fame. Cunningham is a member of the American Geophysical Union and fellow of the American Astronautical Society. He also worked as a scientist for the RAND Corporation prior to joining NASA. While with RAND, he worked on classified defense studies and problems of the earth’s magnetosphere. He has accumulated more than 4,500 hours of flying time, including more than 3,400 in jet aircraft and 263 hours in space.

For Complete bio see: http://www.waltercunningham.com/introduction.htm


It doesn’t help that NASA scientist James Hansen was one of the early alarmists claiming humans caused global warming. Hansen is a political activist who spreads fear even when NASA’s own data contradict him. [...] NASA should be at the forefront in the collection of scientific evidence and debunking the current hysteria over human-caused, or Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). Unfortunately, it is becoming just another agency caught up in the politics of global warming, or worse, politicized science. Advocacy is replacing objective evaluation of data, while scientific data is being ignored in favor of emotions and politics. [...] I do see hopeful signs that some true believers are beginning to harbor doubts about AGW. Let’s hope that NASA can focus the global warming discussion back on scientific evidence before we perpetrate an economic disaster on ourselves.

When Miss Pelosi speaks of saving the planet, check your pocketbook.