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Jul 20 2014
Jul 18 2014

Who is Banana?

My workplace has started getting fruit boxes in for us, which is awesome.

They happily announced this starting with an Employee Communication whimsically titled “We’ve Gone Banana’s!”

Ok, now I am painfully aware that I tend to spell poorly, so I rarely criticise when the thing that I do tend to notice - incorrect apostrophes - comes up - but the thing with this is that the headlines of the most recent 20 or so Employee Communications like this appear on the main intranet page - which I see many times each day. And with that there, every time I do, my eye can’t help but jump to it while my brain goes “Who is Banana?”, “Banana’s WHAT?”, and “How can the words ‘We’ve gone’ possibly fit into that sentence?” - all at once. It sort of hurts.

So, despite myself, I sent then an email begging them to change it.

I hope they do.

It’s driving me’s pear.

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Mar 27 2014

So, I got on a bus this morning, and I realised that: a) every one of the double seats had exactly one person on it; and b) both of the sets of sideways-facing triple seat sets had exactly 2 people on it, one at each end; and c) the rear bench had exactly 3 people on it - one at each end, and one in the middle.

So, overall, since everyone has some dislike of siting close to strangers, this bus was perfect.

Until I got on. :/

Mar 26 2014
alexob:


Green energy from the bottom of the sea
First we got wind turbines to generate energy and now it seems scientists have found a way to tap the energy force of waves….
The device, pictured above, involves two air chambers: as a wave passes over the top of the first chamber, the pressure inside increases, forcing air through a passageway to the second chamber. Inside the passageway is a turbine, so the passing air is actually what generates the electricity. As the wave continues on, it raises the pressure inside the second chamber, pushing the air back through the turbine — importantly, it is a bidirectional turbine — and back into the first chamber. Another wave, another cycle. Repeat.
Find out here how powerful this device can be.


The best sustainable energy solutions are low impact and simple - like this. Awesome.

alexob:

Green energy from the bottom of the sea

First we got wind turbines to generate energy and now it seems scientists have found a way to tap the energy force of waves….

The device, pictured above, involves two air chambers: as a wave passes over the top of the first chamber, the pressure inside increases, forcing air through a passageway to the second chamber. Inside the passageway is a turbine, so the passing air is actually what generates the electricity. As the wave continues on, it raises the pressure inside the second chamber, pushing the air back through the turbine — importantly, it is a bidirectional turbine — and back into the first chamber. Another wave, another cycle. Repeat.

Find out here how powerful this device can be.

The best sustainable energy solutions are low impact and simple - like this. Awesome.

(via thescienceofreality)

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Mar 25 2014
Mar 22 2014
Wait… What? The new Special K Original?  Make up your mind Kellogg’s!

Wait… What? The new Special K Original? Make up your mind Kellogg’s!

Mar 01 2014
I found the problem! My fuel gauge says E for Empty at both ends!

I found the problem! My fuel gauge says E for Empty at both ends!

Feb 20 2014
… to see death coming at the hands of your own creation, that’s part of the human epic tradition … Oedipus and his father. Baron Frankenstein and his monster. William Henry Gates and Windows ‘09.
— David Brin in his 2002 novel “Kil’n People (a future thriller)”

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