Flashforward #1

October 18, 2009

Hey Fans,

In anticipation of a #2, I’ve titled this one #1….Anyway, I scoped the intertubes looking for non-commercial reviews of said TV series, to no avail. It appears that any/everybody writing about FF has some pecuniary interest in this Great TV Show; now, except me. Well, I do know and am long time friends w/ one of the  co-produces, C. Lansdbert; we were frat brothers together at UCLA (full disclosure). Anyway, other than that, and even there I have no interest in how FF does, dollar-wise, or any other- wise. But I will say that  I haven’t watched a network series series since, oh oh,…does Bob Newhart or Mary  Tyler Moore ring a bell w/ any net surfers. Oh well. Anyway, all I’ll  say (write actually) now is, if you haven’t watched FF yet, do so. It’s way cool. Oh, and do take notes; there will be an exam.

Sal

KOB Picture, International 505, Steve Driving

October 8, 2009

Hi Sportsfans,

Well, one of my pictures from the KOB race last summer came out. I took this picture in trapeze as we were driving to the weather mark. You can see my shoe on the boat rail in the lower edge of the photo.

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What a ride; way to go Steve!

regards

Budman

The Monty Hall Problem

September 24, 2009

Here it is folks, the latest puzzle:

Suppose you’re on a game show and you’re given the choice of three doors. Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. The car and the goats were placed randomly. You get to choose a door; and that door remains closed until the end.  Monty Hall, who knows what is behind all the doors , now has to open one of the two remaining doors, one which has a goat.  After this opening, you are given the choice: to switch your selection to the third remaining un-opened door, or keep the one you originally selected. What is you choice, and  why?

Comments welcomed and encouraged.

dayday

lefttothereader is worried

September 21, 2009

Yes folks,

lefttothereader is worried that New York is SCREWED!

Goto nypost-se.com and find out why.

Or goto tcktcktck.org/wakeup

Goto tcktcktck.org any way.

Sal

Remembering 911

September 12, 2009

Do I?

Yes I do.

My daughter, the apple of my eye, was living in Manhattan, and working in Brooklyn on Sept. 11, 2001. As she tells her story, after the first tower was hit, the management sent everybody home; they didn’t know what was going on, but figured that transportation would be screwed up no matter what. So she took the subway…and ended up very nearly under the WTO as it collapsed.  The train stopped in the tunnel, not at a station. And the conductor somehow, guided everybody up to street level. And an NYPD cop nearby told everybody to run. And she ran; all the way back to her  appartment in Chelsea.

The phones were not working, as you may recall. But the internet was, and shortly after, she sent email telling me/us that she was OK, more or less….

Do I remember 911, yes I do.

Dave

Ch. 4 Properties of Green’s Function

September 11, 2009

Hi Fans,

So, it has been a while for this chapter; too long coming in fact. But surely worth the wait (and don’t call me surely). Anyway, read, study, and absorb.

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Enjoy,

Dave

Infinite Summer…?

September 3, 2009

Fellow Bibliophiles,

Well,  I finished reading David Foster Wallace’s opus, “Infinite Jest” last night. What a read. Every page is a gem. I liked it a lot. And I highly reccomend it to you all.  And, of course, I was one the the charter members of  InifiteSummer.org; actually, I was a member when we got our summer reading assignments directly from Mathew Baldwin @ defectiveyeti.com. And I hadn’t read Wallacs’s first novel, “Broom of the System.”  So I checked it out from the library and read it on our trip to Portland, Bend, and  Eugene OR. I finished reading ‘Broom’ in Portland; so as we were staying near Powells  (and  we always go there when we’re in town),  and I bought a copy of ‘Infinite’.  Now, if you peruse  InfiniteSummer.org, you will  see lots of comments, commentary, etc, etc, chapter by chapter; naturally, I wanted to read the book uninfluenced, so I never went there. As such, you will not find my comments there. But in the future, you may find them here. In fact here is one now: there is a group forming to be called “The Tunnel Group.” I will most likely join it.  Do visit there and find out yourselves what’s going on. I will say one more thing here. There is  discussion as to the next book to read in the group: Gaddis’ “JR”, Pynchon’s “Gravities Rainbow”, and that ilk have been promoted as possibles. Both are good choices, excellent  actually. But I’ve read them, and I would  prefer something I haven’t read. Any suggestiongs are welcome.

regards,

Dyd

My K1

August 30, 2009

Yo fans,

I haven’t  forgotten you all; I’ve been distracted, a lot. And I have not spent much time on Q.M. stuff, either. But I have been pursuing another of my hobbies; viz, namely, ham radio. I build kit ham sets.

I’ve built several; and  here’s a photo of my latest. It’s an Elecraft K1 (TM); an 80 through 15 meter, low power (QRP) transceiver. And it only transmits cw (morse code).  The photo shows the project in its early stages. The completed front panel unit is shown at the bottom; the completed filter board is on the LHS; and the main, RF (radio frequency) board is at the top–we assemble it last. Also, more or less in the middle are the (many) discrete components that remain to be installed.

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BTW, as of this posting I’m farther along than this  photo shows; I’ll put up some more photos  later.

There you have it.

73 (that’s ham talk for ‘best regards’),

Dave,  KI6ACO ( that’s my call  sign)

The Public Option is Not an Option

August 22, 2009

Sharon and I have private health insurance and Medicare.  But about 50 million Americans have no coverage.  That’s shameful; ‘nuf said  (hey, this  entry is  short enough to go on twitter).

Ch. 3 Free-Particle Propagator

August 15, 2009

Fans,

Well, here it; what you all have been waiting for so long, now. Yes, I’ve finally finished chapter 3, “Green’s Function and the Free-Particle Propagator.” Go crazy.

DD

Ch 3. Free-Particle Propagator