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Archives for March, 2009

Back UP! Wow, that was painful.

I don’t know if you noticed, but this blog has been down almost a week. Several things happened. First, I was hosted by Lunarpages. That didn’t go so well. They ARE cheap, but maybe that is for a reason. I won’t really go into details except to say that they have CPU limits, but you…

Temperature is a pretty weird thing if you think about it. How do you best define temperature? Let me go ahead and give you my favorite definition: Temperature is the thing that two objects have in common when they have been in contact for a long time. Yes, that is a good definition. Maybe now…

Some time ago, I wrote about the awesome things the Greeks did in astronomy. Basically they calculated the size of the Earth, distance and size of the moon and distance and size of the sun. The value obtained for the distance to the sun was a bit off, but still a bang up job if…