Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Relatively true?

If truth is relative, then the relativity of truth must be relative, otherwise it wouldn't be true that truth is relative.

But if truth is relative, and the relativity of truth is relative, then the truth of the relativity of truth must be relative.

But if the truth is relative, and the relativity of the relativity of truth is relative, then the truth of the relativity of the relativity of truth must be relative...

True? Relatively?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Obameter

Politifact.com has something they call an 'Obameter'. They've compiled of 500 of Obama's campaign promises and are keeping track of how many he has kept, compromised, broken, stalled, or hasn't got around to yet.

I'd love to see a Ruddmeter.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Misc Tennis Photos

You know it's sunny when there's no motion blur even with my shaky hands.

(click for enlargements)

The psychology of air conditioners

Certain people (you know who you are) have a weird approach to heating and cooling their homes.

On a cold day, they'll heat the room to, let's say, 21 degrees; then on a hot day, they'll cool the room to 16 degrees.

I don't get it.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tennis in Slow-mo

Australian Open Tennis Slow-mo Montage from Mark Brown on Vimeo.

The 300fps mode on my camera is still a novelty.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


A duck and her ducklings that were loitering outside the house the other day.

Friday, January 9, 2009

High tech space nappy

via Universe Today

The International Space Station's toilet has had its troubles, and Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has decided they want to "eliminate" this problem for future astronauts and procure a new way to deal with human waste in space. They formed a space toilet research group and came up with an idea that is sure to revolutionize space travel. The wearable toilet. "Clean and easy to use, the envisioned space toilet is designed to be worn like a diaper around the astronaut’s waist at all times," says an article on Pink Tentacle. Engineers hope to have this next-generation space toilet available to use in space within the next five years.

How does it work?

"Sensors detect when the user relieves him or herself, automatically activating a rear-mounted suction unit that draws the waste away from the body through tubes into a separate container," the article says. It's also a full feature toilet/shower almost like a bidet, as well as eliminating potential embarrassing situations in space. "In addition to washing and drying the wearer after each use, the next-generation space toilet will incorporate features that eliminate unwanted sound and odor."

I bet there's a lot of terrestrial couch potatos hoping this will become commercially available.