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The force is strong with this chap!

TeslaCoil

Apologies for the poor pic, because this clip is too cool!

When I was a kid, I wanted a stylophone. Now, Rolf Harris and his annoying invention can stuff off – THIS is the kit for me!

Fancy a novel way to play the Imperial March from Star Wars? Try dressing up in a Faraday suit, then letting the electric stream from a Tesla Coil pass through your suit whilst it screams out Darth Vadar’s ringtone. If I ever come into money, this is way up on my list of things to buy!

Check it out here.

Amazing thought

I learned today that scientists believe that the original ‘kernal’ or ‘seed’ of matter that blew up and give birth to the millions of galaxies in our universe may have measured 1cm to the -26th power (I think that’s how you write it), and would have only weighed about 8lbs.

I find this amazing for two reasons.

Firstly, how the heck did all the matter in the planets and stars etc. come from something only weighing 8lbs?!I guess something that small weighing 8lbs is pretty dense!

Secondly, who does this math – and if you’re that clever, how do you cope with inferior minds like the rest of us. ‘Real life’ must be so trivial when you’re wrapping your brain round stuff like that!

I also learned that if any piece of matter was condensed enough it could, in theory, create another universe by way of a tiny black hole . So, I could in theory squash an m&m in my living room if I had the technology and open a tiny black hole, the other side of which would be another universe which I might be able to visit but could never return from.

Awesome!

I have lots of Christian friends and am a Christian myself – if anyone, Christian or otherwise, fancies responding to this i.e. how this stuff fits in with their faith I’d be really interested. This personally does not cause any conflict for me and increases my sense of wonder at creation but then again, I don’t believe in a literal Genesis account of creation. What do people think?

Re: Binary Gag

So Jackie got it first and in super-fast time too.

Not sure if that makes her a geek.

I should have just posted the 1’s and 0’s – that way only the geekiest would have got it, (Steve G!)

Anyway here is Jackie’s name immortalised, I’ll give her ten pence too as a cash prize.

jackie

Balloons taken from here

Binary gag.

Here is a gag in Binary – I’ll come up with some sort of prize for the first person to figure it out. Don’t get your hopes up, there’s no speed boat or anything. It’ll probably just be the honour of having your name immortalised as the winner on my blog…

01010100 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 00110001 00110000 00100000 01110011 01100101 01110100 01110011 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01110000 01100101 01101111 01110000 01101100 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101000 01101111 00100000 01110101 01101110 01100100 01100101 01110010 01110011 01110100 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00100000 01100011 01101111 01100100 01100101 00100000 00101101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101111 01110011 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01100100 01101111 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101111 01110011 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01100100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00101110 00001101 00001010 00001101 00001010 01000010 01100001 01110010 01110010 01101001 01100101 00001101 00001010

Send me your answer in the comments for this post.

NES-Mouse

This is only a concept model – but I’d get one if it were produced.

Found it here

Barrienes-mouse