Archive for September, 2010

Mythssion Control

Satisfying ding isn’t it? Adam Savage It is, it is.  But not as satisfying as them crashing cars to debunk Jamie’s reckless statements about car smashing from a few (episodes? years?) back.  Ok, it wasn’t that bad.  However, I think it doesn’t take much reflection to realize that the collision of two cars going 50 […]

Using a Thermistor

A thermistor, as the name indicates, is nothing more than a resistor, whose resistance value is sensitive to temperature.  Like a normal resistor, it has no polarity, that is, you can’t hook it up backwards.  Depending on the type of thermistor, the resistance may increase or decrease with increasing temperature. To use a thermistor to measure […]

“Informed” Consent

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill I really try not to be a cynical person, but I’m afraid it’s in my nature.  I’ve either come by it genetically, or I’ve cultured a cynic’s attitude over the years.  I think, if channeled in a healthy manner, cynicism manifests itself […]

Dive to Survive

That’s crazy! I mean, it’s the same amount of material that it’s passing through. Tory Bellaci There was a lot to like about this episode.  Anytime you can get a remote-controlled car to drive through a hail of gunfire, I’m watching.  Unfortunately, some of the groundwork they laid with their terminal ballistic research was a […]