Friday, September 10, 2010

FF is Fragment Friday

Mrs. 4444 (ICAO DOC 4444 is titled Air Traffic Management but I don’t think she has read it yet) has once again invited us to share Friday fragments.

I believe most events are random and it's our reaction to them that alters our path through life.  I’m not trying to change your mind if you are more of the destiny type.  That’s OK.  I bring this up because this FF will be a collection of random items.

So if you are a drive-by clicker who has never been here before don’t judge the blog by this post.

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Have you ever forgotten to remove your clothes before you step into the shower?  I never had that problem and I suspect most don’t.  But have you gone downstairs wearing less than you needed or go outside with less than the weather calls for?  Many have had that experience.  Is it logical to conclude taking clothes off is more natural than putting them on?

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While on the subject of naked.  This past week over on wired.com I read about a strange pinup calendar.  I found it funny and was going to do a post about it but then decided not to.  You see, the pictures are X-rays of X-rated pictures.  Some medical device company created it as a marketing tool (sex and humor).  Actually the pictures are not real X-rays but only a trained professional would know that right away.  Besides the oddity of this idea, it’s funny to see killer stilettos in X-ray.  Here’s the wired link.

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As a service to my followers who drive Ferrari sport cars - drive over to your dealer now!
Ferrari is recalling its new 458 Italia model after several vehicles were reported to have burst into flames.
New meaning to hot sports car.

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I like to get T-shirts from places I visit.  Not everywhere but maybe an airshow or some national park I hiked in.  Next time I’m in Salt Lake, Utah, I should pickup this t-shirt (you need to follow the link sorry I couldn’t get the picture) that has the abbreviation on the front.
SL, UT.
I guess the post office accepts SL, UT as a valid abbreviation.

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Library of Congress picture


I think I should post more about science, physics, or space.  You do know you can find my posts about those subject areas by clicking the appropriate tag.
I just read about new developments in slow light.  You might remember that according to Einstein light travels the fastest speed allow by anything.  It seems strange that there is an effort to slow it down.  This one technique is called EIT (Electromagnetically induced transparency).  That sounds cool and maybe I should add that to my resume.  This slow light development could be used to produce switches and logic devices that do not covert the optic signals to electrical signals which has a number of benefits.


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34 comments:

lisleman said...

I don't know why I missed your comment. Thanks hope you don't mind a delayed reply.
As strange as it seems light does not go faster coming from a moving object. There is a famous experiment that was repeated many times that showed even the speed of the earth moving does not change light's speed. BTW - they didn't use a table lamp so maybe you have something to add to the knowledge base.
The frequency does change (Doppler shift) so you get red and blue shifts in light.
thanks

lisleman said...

not in my garden
(BTW I don't know why I didn't see this comment of yours in my inbox.)

lisleman said...

Dear Umami,
Since you wrote this comment (don't know how I missed it) I know from the sharing on your blog that things have turned for the worst with your pregnancy. I have not commented over there because I don't think anything I could write would offer much comfort. Such a personal matter seems to need a very personal response and hopefully your family and friends are providing you some of those hugs and warmth.
all the best

Jene said...

I'll make sure that I cruise right over to the Ferrari dealership to get that problem taken care of. I'll make sure to take the Zonda instead, since I wouldn't want to catch fire on my way.

I love great abbreviations. That one almost makes me wish that I lived there. But I don't. Because it's Utah.

Kristin_The_Goat said...

So I looked at the not-an-xray site and I had to laugh. I saw the SL, UT the other day. What a hoot! Thanks for the recall announcement. lol

OneStonedCrow said...

Hey lisleman, this is off topic but I'm a bit worried - my daughter said she saw a segment on TV saying that kids should take their parents out for regular walks - do you know anything about this?

... anyway, I've hidden the collar and leash - just in case ...

W.C. Camp said...

I liked the hot sport's car - I bet the cop's would really stop you going
down the freeway in that thing on fire! The EIT stuff sounds kind of like the molasses in my brain? W.C.C.

Zemeks said...

First I've heard about slow light--interesting!

dina@4lettrewords said...

My 6-year old often forgets to remove his underwear before stepping into the tub. The USPS is a hoot, huh!? :)

Dwmatty said...

This is certainly a different kind of FF post. You sure do see the humor in things.

Bearmancartoons said...

Wouldn't an xray of an xrated picture still be a picture?

Kristina P. said...

I live in SL, UT. It's really hard to be on the downlow when they just put it out there like that.

What I really need is a shirt that says, "I'm a Mormon SL, UT."

won said...

Ummm....I haven't forgotten to take my clothes off before getting in to the shower, but my son has! Maybe it's a male thing?

lisleman said...

I don't know about living there but I have visited there and it's a beautiful place.

lisleman said...

Was he still asleep?

lisleman said...

Ok, but don't drive your Ferrari with less on - distracted other driver problem.

lisleman said...

It's great to share your sense of humor.

lisleman said...

Yes you're right. If you follow the link you'll understand. I didn't describe it very well. It's a picture made to look like an X-ray and the subject is posed in an x-rated way.

lisleman said...

Maybe I'm just a different kind of blogger? Maybe it was too late at night?
thanks

lisleman said...

Is he trying to help with the laundry?

lisleman said...

Nice to get a comment about a science item. Thanks

lisleman said...

Can you imagine if you bought one and that happened. I don't know anyone with one but I expect better quality from something that expensive.

dina@4lettrewords said...

That's a great way to look at it!

lisleman said...

Always nice to generate a laugh. thanks for the feedback.

lisleman said...

Off topic? Did we have a topic?
The collar and leash might be a problem but what about a pooper scooper?

secret agent woman said...

I don't think going outside wearing less than the weather calls for is the same sort of mistake as getting into a shower clothed. The former is a mis-estimation of the weather, the latter more psychotic.

lisleman said...

Ok I'll agree with that but Dr. could you tell us what psychosis (?) this displays?

secret agent woman said...

Just your run of the mill loss of contact with reality. Who would step into a shower unaware that they still had their clothes on?

Gruff Guano said...

I never understood, that the speed of light is a constant. I mean, it depends on what kind of vehicle the light is mounted on, right ? A car is faster than a bicycle, so the car-light would be faster than the bicycle light. And it depends on how fast you pedal !!
I once demonstrated the 'speed of light' to my kids in my living room, but I got jerked back by the table lamp extension cord. Didn’t know you could get a whiplash injury from a rapid whirling about of the body while crashing to the ground.

unknownmami said...

I would leave a much longer comment, but apparently I need to go return my Ferrari so I'm short on time.

A couple of your questions I've failed to answer...
About my blog roll...when I switched to WordPress I did not move my blog roll over and I think I will just stick to displaying buttons or bladges instead. It's not fair to those that don't have buttons, but it seems repetitive for me to do both.

As far as Put Pie knowing that there is a baby on the way...when I ask her where the baby is she points at my stomach and says, "Yay!".

gallowaygrave said...

Can I pee anywhere I want?

gallowaygrave said...

That was one of the (very few) examples of abberant behaviour that I didn't witness during my two and a half decades of shrinking; but I did read of it in intoxicated men...

gallowaygrave said...

me and DISQUS me thinks?

dave

Guest said...

I'm certainly not going to drive my Ferrari over to the dealer and take a chance it may burst into flames, they can darn well come and get it.
I pretty much walk around the house with less on than needed. I thought that is what being inside the house is for.

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