More than once, after ordering some of these reactants, I would receive a fax from the FBI that said, “Bleil, what in the hell are you doing?”
Scoville and Mohs 3/27/23
In an article I read today the question was posted of what science truly is. In the article, it was suggested that one of the traits of true science is that it is quantifiable and reproducible.
And, yes, I was woken from my sleep in the middle of the night by a panicked call from the student who explained what had happened, and was worried because he could feel his heart beating in his chest.
A Pretty Good Day 3/25/23
At the table, I was still in a good mood, and told the waitress that the last time I ate at this decidedly Italian restaurant, they had the worst Chinese food I had ever tasted. She, fortunately, laughed as well, responding that she hopes they have terrible Chinese food, but great Italian food.
To be a Hero 3/24/23
Heroic? Well, to him, maybe. To my captain, more idiotic.
Spring Entropy 3/23/23
Work requires energy, so in essence, they are using energy to undo the entropy caused by the water, energy in the form of petrol fuel and food which the construction workers eat to give themselves energy. The byproducts of both of these is carbon dioxide and other gases which, in turn, increase the entropy of the surroundings as they work.
I would (and still do) think about the physics behind this feat. That bird has to have eyesight sufficient to make out the openings while flying at full speed, and the decisiveness to choose which hole it would fly through without hesitation as there was simply no time for it. They would have to align their bodies just right to hit that opening, and the amazing reflexes to know the exact moment to pull in their wings.
Actions should speak louder than words, and anybody who has voted Republican because they claim to be all about “law and order” should be taking note of their calls for violence.
Nobel Laureates 3/20/23
Not long ago, I was speaking with a friend about the famous people I’ve met. He had rubbed elbows with several actors through his classic car club, but my cache of famous run-ins were academicians for the most part. People like Dudley, and even General Mikael Miltstein who was in charge of the defense of the entire Soviet Union. My famous people don’t really have names.
What Do You Want 3/19/23
The owner then becomes upset. “What? No. That’s not nice. We don’t use that word.” Well, clearly you do. The dog didn’t order, unpackage and set up the button itself, so why scold the dog for pressing it?