Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped. At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
This is an interesting site that shows some aerial photos, and you have to guess the location. http://www.guessthespot.com/index.php?cat_id=3
I just returned from a Boeing/Northrop 3D design conference in Phoenix, where we had a booth promoting my other company, DISCUS. There were four “models” walking by, so I stopped them and asked them to pose for a picture with
Take a look at this video about the Merkava… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5XYFsZ01ek[/youtube]
This “green” movement is very similar to the Obama candidacy — expectations set way too high. In addition, you can’t coerce people into adopting environmentally-aware policies with threats. Engineers know that there is no free lunch, and it’s all about making trade-offs amongst alternative
If you value fact-based observations, this is an interesting site. Over the past year, this gentlemen has created graphs to analyze trends based on publicly-available data: http://randallhoven.com/id3.html If you want to read a summary of his worldview based on creating
Excerpted from StrangeCosmos: Questions: 1. A lady read a book, turned the light out and went to sleep. In the morning, when she saw in the newspaper that a ship had sunk drowning all on board, she committed suicide. Why?
Humor courtesy of my buddy, Joe K
A very nice 4-minute time lapse of the preparation and launch of the space shuttle…