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Seabrook

Here’s another oddity I found while digging through boxes the other day. Many years ago, I worked at the greyhound track in Seabrook NH for a while. I helped with the totalisator, which was...

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Exa

I was digging through some boxes this evening to find some old paperwork on some shares, and I found this old Polaroid. I’m pretty sure it was taken when I was at Exa, so...

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Vacuum Pump

One tool I haven’t owned is a vacuum pump. That’s because good vacuum pumps are expensive, and cheap vacuum pumps are – well – they’re not good vacuum pumps. So I finally decided to...

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I don’t know whether you saw this post I did on my MathWorks blog, but I find the NOAA weather buoys pretty fascinating. You can look up a buoy and get all sorts of...

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Wipers

So I’ve invested a ridiculous amount of time into getting the windshield wipers sorted. It seems like a silly thing to put that much work into on a car which doesn’t even have a...

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Shanzhai

I’ve been enjoying Bunnie Huang‘s latest series, but this one’s especially provocative, isn’t it? What do you think?

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Word for the Day

Here’s my favorite word I learned this week: Agnotology It’s the study of “culturally induced ignorance or doubt”. In other words, the study of the act of convincing the public to believe things that...