USS Ohio

After four years of work, the newly converted USS Ohio nuclear submarine has begun operating in the Pacific.  The Ohio used to be a submarine carrying ballistic nuclear missiles.  It was recently converted to carry 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, and provide

Mathematical Perspective

This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint… it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?  We have all been to

Inventors and Their Legacies

I was recently reading “A Short History of Nearly Everything” and came across the section that described Thomas Midgley from Dayton, Ohio.  For those of you not aware, Midgley worked at the Dayton Engineering Laboratories of General Motors during the early

US Army Adds Shotgun to M-16

After several years of research and field testing, the U.S. Army is buying the M26, which is a 12 Gauge shotgun that bolts onto the M-16 (see photo below).  It fires solid shot for blasting open closed doors, or lower velocity,

What is the Meaning of Quality?

This is an interesting AP story where the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology is suing an architect of one of their new buildings for breach of duties for providing “deficient designs”.  MIT is also suing the builder over the leaking

I have Physical Ailment Known as 3T

If you haven’t heard of 3T disease, then you’ve most likely have had limited exposure to using a laptop computer…  3T is formally known as “Trackpad Torsional Tendinitis” and it is becoming a common ailment for us prolific laptop computer

Most Common Passwords

An interesting list from Modern Life… Based on a study in the United Kingdom, they identified the 10 most commonly used passwords on the Internet… #10 is thomas, while #1 is … drum roll… 123.

The Future of Software

Adobe, a leading maker of graphic and Web design software, earns most of its money through the sales of packaged software that runs locally on a computer’s hard drive… but it has started offering some of its applications online as