MAKE: Blog: Hot glue for expressive LED diffusion — nice looking effects. Has to be some Halloween potential
StorageMojo » Our changing file workloads Interesting study results. Some of the things that fascinate me:
* Files rarely re-opened. Over 66% are re-opened once and 95% fewer than 5 times. Over 60% of file re-opens are within a minute of the first open.
* over 90% of the active storage was untouched during the study
hmm, providing a backup service has to be profitable given this info.
MAKE: Blog: Non-circular gears in motion — nice video. I’ve got a great set of books — “Ingenious Mechanisms”:amazon — that show how to turn one form of motion into any other form using gears, cogs, etc. Amazing what you can do
‘Naked-eye’ gamma-ray burst was aimed squarely at Earth | Science Blog — ok they claim it came from a source 7.5 billion light years away, but it sure seems strangely coincidental that it was pointed straight at us. Maybe they are pissed about the hadron collider.
Ohio State deserves to lose to USC? – USC – OCRegister.com — the OC Register columnists and bloggers are pretty inflamatory. Here’s hoping they are crying in their beers Saturday night. On this particular point, Ohio State supports 35 varsity sports. USC supports 19. The revenue from the cupcake games is what provides the funding for the incremental 16 sports. No one is excited about the games, but you have to give Ohio State some credit for the use of the funds