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Root Strikers

OK, it’s Halloween, so it’s time for a scary story. Do you want to know why Occupy Wall Street and the Teaparty movement are so angry? Lawrence Lessig explains in this video: Warning, it’s...

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Mum’s Cameras

The camera on the left is Mum’s latest camera. The one on the right is her first camera – a Canon Demi half-frame 35mm camera she and Dad bought on the boat from the...

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Head of the Charles

We went in to the Head of the Charles for a little while today. It was a busy weekend, but we convinced ourselves that we needed to go because Tom had homework for his...

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Torque

Many, many years ago, I worked on a data acquisition unit for a Formula 1 racing car. It was a very clever contraption. When it worked, it could collect eight channels of data while...

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Tutto Italiano

Peter & I went to Tutto Italiano today. That’s an annual event at the Larz Anderson museum which celebrates Italian cars and motorcycles. It was a beautiful day, and there were a lot of...

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Bluefish with Mustard Sauce

I was thrilled today when I got the email from our CSF to say that today’s share was Bluefish. Bluefish is a favorite with our family although it may not be familiar to a...

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A New England Noah

I hadn’t had a chance to see the NYTimes recently, so I missed this article last week. It’s a really nice profile of Charles Gould and his micro car collection. We mentioned him recently...

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William Kamkwamba

Peter & I just finished reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. It’s the story of William Kamkwamba , a boy who grew up in poverty and famine in rural Malawi. When he had...

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My day off in Cambridge

Today I was doing some extra credit for my AP Physics class. The assignment was to take some friends and ride up and down a tall elevator on a bathroom scale. (And who says...