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‘Crumby’ Engineering Shuts Down The LHC (Again)

The truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. In case you did not know, the LHC was shut down again, this time due to a passing bird dropping a bread crumb into some of its external (exposed) machinery. Insert your favorite AHEM.. here. This caused a spike that produced so much heat that the collider’s fail […]

Self Realization

I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said .. “I DRANK WHAT??!!“ +1 If you can tell me what movie that was from. The wiki link is provided as a public service for the terminally uncultured (or miscultured, depending on if you consider that a word).


I have finally recovered from a really, really bad case of salmonella food poisioning. I can truthfully say, the experience was by far the worst experience of my life. I had lunch with my wife in what seemed to be a very nice Italian restaraunt. I had a steak with some kind of mushroom cream […]

On Airplanes And Anti Lock Brakes

I was just reading about some of the speculation into why the Air France Airbus crashed. Investigators are beginning to suspect total and complete malfunction of the on board computers that automatically adjust for things like turbulence. Apparently, the pilots may have believed that the craft was flying so slowly that it was about to […]

To reiterate: No, I don’t use PayPal

This is one of the many reasons why I stopped using PayPal years ago. Somewhere along the line, I think that they forgot that they urge you to tie your PayPal account to your checking account, the same account that you use to pay your rent/mortgage. Then they want a back up funding source. So, […]

Cisco Sued By The Free Software Foundation

I don’t think that anyone ever dreamed of the Free Software Foundation needing to enforce its license and copyright in a court of law, however, this unlikely event has happened. The FSF is suing Cisco Systems for violating version 2 of the GNU General Public License and Lesser GPL. You can read the complaint here […]

A joke that came true – diet water

About a year ago, I posted a joke announcing “diet water”. I did not think that any company in their right mind would try to come up with such a product. Last week I saw diet water on grocery store shelves, made by some company in China. I hate to think that my sense of […]

Odd delays with G-Mail

I’ve been experiencing some odd delays with my G-Mail account, some messages have been arriving almost 2 days late. I’m sure this is something that will be fixed soon. In the meantime, I have set up a temporary address on this domain: Note, if you already have my regular address @echoreply, just continue to […]

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