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"Information is any difference that makes a difference" -Gregory Bateson, 1984

"Information is any difference that makes a difference" -Gregory Bateson, 1984

Syndicated 2012-07-12 21:14:48 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

APOD: 2012 May 1 - Higgs Boson Explained by Cartoon

APOD: 2012 May 1 - Higgs Boson Explained by Cartoon
A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Syndicated 2012-07-04 20:12:46 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Turns out your brain stores information in 6-bit units.

Turns out your brain stores information in 6-bit units.

Jpost | Print Article
TUCSON, AZ - Despite a century of research, memory encoding in the brain has remained mysterious. Neuronal synaptic connection strengths are involved, but synaptic components are short-lived while mem...

Syndicated 2012-06-29 15:53:11 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Yes I'm a fan of clojure.

Yes I'm a fan of clojure.

Clojure-powered Startups
Paul deGrandis examines three startups and their technology needs, risk and tradeoffs, presenting how Clojure did its part in their success.

Syndicated 2012-06-22 19:09:32 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

+Cory Schmitz eat your heart out

+ Cory Schmitz  eat your heart out

ISS Star Trails (26)
Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit relayed some information about photographic techniques used to achieve the images: “My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.”





Syndicated 2012-06-08 20:58:13 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

Nice work Rob.

Nice work Rob.

The Tesla Gun | dɸ/dt
A bit of both. When no earth is nearby, it makes a very even fringe of tiny sparks around the toroid, plus a very pretty corona field that is damn near impossible to photograph. This sort of shows it:...

Syndicated 2012-06-05 21:29:04 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

HV Supply Mark 1 populated and ready for testing.

HV Supply Mark 1 populated and ready for testing.




Syndicated 2012-05-31 03:38:00 from Plus Public Activity Feed for David Barksdale

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