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How to Be a Closet Physics Geek

July 12th, 2006 1:10am No comments

Jess complained that this wasn’t on my site so now it is:

In order to be a closet physics geek, you must:

  • Calculate the distance from your house to Lake Isle using a stopwatch, your eyes, and your ears and fireworks
  • Talk to Mr. Gruber and Mr. Ross about Mythbusters during parties
  • Actually invite physics teachers to a party.
  • Get yelled at by friends for being too technical.
  • Get in trouble for doing physics.
  • Post about being a physics geek at 2 AM when you have to be up at 6AM
  • Explain how waves work while at the beach, or at a concert
  • You know how 3D IMAX films work, and steal the polarized glasses from the theater because they’re cool
  • Make computer programs that generate frequencies from 20-20,000 hz
  • “Pwn” all physics tests
  • Crash the Junior Stay Awake Athon and calculate how loud the DJs speakers are in decibels
  • You own any of the following items
  • Charge a capacitor to full capacity and then short it out to make that cool spark and pop sound.
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Save the Internet – Net Neutrality

July 8th, 2006 11:05am No comments

Today, I am going to teach you all about a controversial issue of the current internet – Network Neutrality…

Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet’s First Amendment — a principle called Network Neutrality that prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you — based on what site pays them the most. If the public doesn’t speak up now, our elected officials will cave to a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign.

This defeats the purpose of the internet. These big companies want to control internet traffic. How does this apply to ordinary people? Well, if Congress gets their way, companies can censor the internet, kind of like China does. For instance, they can allow fast access to websites that are advertisers, and slow down access to competitor sites. This can lead to a tiered internet. What do I mean by tiered? Well, think of your cable company. You buy packages with channels in them. Without Net Neutrality, your internet can become tiered. It will be awful just think. Do I get google with that package? For $20 more, I can get cnn.com? This is more proof that big business is controlling the United States with all of their money and it’s nonsense. What do redneck Texas hicks know about technology? Nothing, they just see green going into their political party.

Watch this video to learn more:

A good resource: http://savetheinternet.com

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Fireworks Should Not Be Illegal

July 4th, 2006 8:06pm No comments

What is the point of making fireworks illegal? I listened to the police radio for five minutes and almost threw up. The police wouldn’t shut up about sending cars to different locations for fireworks. Guess what? It’s the Fourth of July and no one gives a shit. Supposedly, New York made them illegal because too many people were injuring themselves. This is nonsense. If you hurt yourself on fireworks, it is because you’re a dumbass and lit a 2 inch fuse or forgot to run away. Even those sparklers are illegal, which is the dumbest thing ever. It doesn’t even blow up and is no more dangerous than a flame. Actually since it’s magnesium, its much brighter and hotter, but its the same crap. Why not just ban fire?

Why should I be banned from making a nice display and celebrating the 4th, because some stupid ass blew his balls off? When something is banned, people do it more, so there’s no point anyway. When I was in Virginia, I passed hundreds of little shacks along the side of the road selling fireworks. It was insane. You don’t hear those southern fools having any problems (other than rednecks, cotton and shotguns).

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