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Ken Gidley
How to perfectly load a dishwasher - The Oatmeal -
How to perfectly load a dishwasher - The Oatmeal
This is perfect. - Ken Gidley from Bookmarklet
"Like Jesus on Adderall" - Xabaras (G.O.)
My comment on a different social network was "It's too hard to explain all the reasons why you're doing it wrong. Just let me do it from now on!" - Brian Johns
I struggle with this myself - "you're doing it wrong!!!" gahhhh. - Ken Gidley
Ken Gidley
George Harrison Memorial Tree killed ... by beetles; replanting due - LA Times -
Irony? - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Michael W. May
iCreation G-700 Bluetooth Handset Docking Base Cordless Phone System For Samsung Galaxy Sll ,Slll and S4 Smartphone - -
iCreation G-700 Bluetooth Handset Docking Base Cordless Phone System For Samsung Galaxy Sll ,Slll and S4 Smartphone -
Why does this exist? What need have we of a cordless (bluetooth at that) phone for our, er, phone..? - Michael W. May from Bookmarklet
*scratches head* hrmm - Tamara J. B.
LOL - lris
I hope that cordless phone will pair with my bluetooth headset - lris
Umm, maybe for people who have to make a call but have no power in their actual phone and can't be bothered to find a cable to charge the phone? - Ken Gidley
Stephen Mack
Leaving one wall so it's a 'remodel', not a 'rebuild'. - Ken Gidley
Ken, seems that way. They also have not touched the door yet. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken Gidley
You Know Nothing Jon Snow, But We Know Who Your Mother Is -
You Know Nothing Jon Snow, But We Know Who Your Mother Is
Interesting theory on who Jon Snows parents are, very well researched/presented. - Ken Gidley from Bookmarklet
On the one hand I'm pretty interested in what they've come up with, on the other, I'd be 95% more interested if it weren't in video form. Gimme a chart, people. - Jennifer Dittrich
It doesn't add anything new, except for being a shiny pretty video. It's been written and copied in text for at least nearly a year. Here's one from January, with a handful of other theories. - NOT THE CRICKET
Jennifer, this theory goes back a decade or more. The first time I saw it was here: - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh, I know - it's what I'd assuming in my own reading of the first couple of books, I just prefer articles. (I have the 'ugh, video' reaction sometimes.) I am watching the video now, and it does have an appropriate amount of charts :D - Jennifer Dittrich
"One of the most influential sixth-grade science projects ever conducted" -
"One of the most influential sixth-grade science projects ever conducted"
"A 12-year-old Florida girl's science fair project on invasive lionfish has surprised even seasoned ecologists, and led to the first published paper on lionfish freshwater tolerance. Lauren Arrington's relatively simple experiment (put captured lionfish in water of varying saltiness, see if they live) revealed that lionfish can survive much fresher water than anyone expected . . . meaning the rapidly-spreading invasive marine species may also pose a threat to vulnerable life in brackish estuaries." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"(Her dad, an ecologist, rejected her first proposed experiment, which required that he touch dead lionfish to see if their stings still hurt. Lionfish stings are excruciatingly painful, with victims reporting that they "wished they were dead," so her father's scientific obstructionism is understandable.)" - Jessie
Although this was the bigger of the two discoveries in my opinion, there was also a young man who was pub'd as a result of his science fair project - he discovered that something in Truvia kills fruit flies. Both are the children of scientists but it's still pretty damned impressive to discover something as part of your science fair project that adult scientists hadn't yet. - Spidra Webster
Man I wish I was more creative with my school science project. Kids these days are impressive. - Heather
Awesome. :) - Jenny H. from Android
"one of"? what are the others? - Ken Gidley
Ken Gidley
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In case anyone (else) gets caught speeding and needs a traffic school. Save $2 via the link, and I get $2 back too. - Ken Gidley
Kevin Fox
Carpe per diem.
Yeah, that was a funny Robin Williams bit circa 1980-82. :). "Seize the check". - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Ken Gidley
MC/Scott - I found your next nightmare location.
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Why? Just why? Why would you stay there? Why would you build that? Why hasn't it been burned to the ground? - Mary Carmen
Paging Rob Zombie... - Corinne L
Paging Obama, found a use for those drones mate - Mo Kargas
saving for my next ipad messaging section with Ms. 11. - Elizabeth Brown
It's literally in the middle of the Nevada desert too - Tonopah, NV. Creeping mining town vibe, and then this... - Ken Gidley
Nope. - Mary Carmen
Mo wins! - Janet from FFHound!
Brian Johns
OK people - time to boil some water and get some clean towels. You guys are good at this by now.
What!!! - Anne Bouey
Here we go. - Micah
Woo! Congrats in advance, Sparky! - Louis Gray
Go Sparky go! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
(Well, really Erin.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Still pacing? :) - Anne Bouey
Oh snap! Go Erin go! Good luck Sparky! - Jonathan Disher
Update: you guys did a great job! Mom and baby girl are happy and healthy and tired. The pacing is over. If you've got cigars, bust 'em out! - Brian Johns from iPhone
Congrats! - Ken Gidley
Congrats, Brian! - Mary Carmen
Congratulations! All the babbies!!! - Melly
HOORAY! Congrats Sparky and Erin and Baby! - Jonathan Disher
Congrats Sparky!!! - Stephen Mack
CONGRATS DOOOOOOD! And why am I always the last to hear. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Congratulations! - Betsy
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Congrats, Brian! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - Jenny H. from Android
Welcome to new baby Johns! And congrats to the parents and sister! This has been quite the baby season. :) - Anne Bouey
Awesome! Congratulations! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
Yay! Congrats, Brian! Another June FF baby! Cheers! - Tamara J. B.
Congratulations! - Jessie
Wondrous news ~ congrats!! - Web Marketing Store
Ken Gidley
The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why -
This is a good read - Ken Gidley from Bookmarklet
Kevin Fox
On the phone with AT&T support. My iPad has a telephone number? Who knew?
Yeah, that confused me when I first dealt with it. - Spidra Webster
Does it get marketing phone calls from Microsoft? - Betsy
Betsy, my home internet is via 3G and several times did the unit receive text messages from the service provider. How dumb is that. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I have a wifi/3G bridge thing on my Verizon account and it also has a phone number. I've never tried to call it though. - Brian Johns
My *car* has its own phone number. "Yo, OnStar, what up?" - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Eric - Back to the Grill
Blame it on the rain.
Blame it on Rio. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
blame it on the bossa nova. - holly #ravingfangirl
Blame Canada. - Betsy
Blame Me - Big Joe Silence
Blame it on the bellboy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Blame it on the boogie! - Heleninstitches
Blame it on the voices. - April Russo
Blame it on the moonlight. - CAJ hates pants
Blame it on my youth. - Steven Perez from Android
Blame it on the alcohol. See: - Ken Gidley
(wish I could have included that image inline...) - Ken Gidley
holly #ravingfangirl
*incessant nail gun* *hammer* *saw blade* #subdivisionlife
related: yay, they are moving the backhoe from across the street. i kept seeing it out of the corner of my eye all weekend and it was bugging me. - holly #ravingfangirl
they're going to move it right in front of your window. that way it will be in full view all of the time! - Sir Shuping is just sir
nope, it is gone gone gone. - holly #ravingfangirl
did you check if they left the keys in it? #joyride - Christina Pikas
ha! no, i missed my chance for that. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
for the past few weeks near my office it's been "incessant pile driver" giving me a headache every day. I think suburban construction is quieter than industrial construction, though just as annoying. - Ken Gidley
I was a kid in the 70s & 80s but I've never watched Dukes of Hazzard.
Me neither... - furrworld from WinForFeed
S'ok. I watched enough for both of us :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
What Shannon said! As a little girl, I was obsessed with that show! - Tamara J. B.
I had a Dukes of Hazzard watch for some reason. The show was only worth it for the car chases. 10 minutes tops. - Eric - Back to the Grill
Car chases and "Daisy Duke shorts" - Ken Gidley
I had a Dukes of Hazzard lunchbox - Anika
I couldn't get past the horrible impressions of Southern accents. Especially Boss Hog or whatever his name was. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
I've actually never seen it. - joey
Count yourself lucky - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Never watched it. Not even once. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This was a very popular show when I grew up... in England. Seriously. All of my little uniformed school friends wanted to move from Wimbledon to Hazzard County. - Stephen Mack
i had this inflicted on me by the kids next door. the show creeped me out, tho. - Big Joe Silence
Ken Gidley
New car - Chevy Volt. Made my father happy, he's a die hard Chevy man. PS. Anyone want an 2001 Audi S4? Only 176K miles. :)
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Sweet! How's the mileage? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
First commute today, all electric: ~25 miles so far, and car says another 23 still available. Hope to top it off at the office before I head home, so no gas at all today. Between the fuel savings and reduced cost of maintaining the Audi, the lease is ALMOST break even. - Ken Gidley
Sweet! - Brian Johns
Kevin Fox
"Who is your all-time Favorite movie character?" Why the heck would I choose that as a security question? I have no freaking idea.
Henchman #4 - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
torgo - Mike Nencetti
Hodor - Stephen Mack from iPhone
'You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?' 'Who?' 'Jack Burton. ME.' - Akiva
2nd Tall Man - Kevin Fox
The Thing. - Louis Gray
I am with you on the efficacy of this query. I have no clue either. - Janet
Stuntman. - Joe
Foley Artist. We always applaud them at the credits. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Wilhelm, for his scream. - Amit Patel
Assyrian Ambassador. That guy was one hell of an actor. - Steven Perez
Stephen, Hodor isn't a MOVIE character. :P - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Screaming lady - Heather
Random Subway Rat. - April Russo
Z wins, but does it count if she's dead? - NOT THE CRICKET
Jar Jar Binks; who the hell is going to think he is anyone's favorite character? - NOT THE CRICKET
WalterWhite JessePinkman - imabonehead
The Dude. - Jenny H. from Android
Stephen Mack
You're filling your bottle of drinking water. Do you add cubed ice, crushed ice, or no ice?
Cubed ice, always. I'm surprised people keep selecting crushed ice on the work fridge. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
crushed - Mary Carmen
Cubed. Always. - Anika
Cubed. Rarely crushed. Maybe 1 out of 20. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Crushed! Depending how crushed is crushed. I prefer maximally crushed. - Meg VMeg
None because I fill it out of the tap at home or the filling station at yoga and it's just water. - joey
For drinks in a bottle (Gatorade, water, etc.), I'll do cubed. For drinks in a cup, I'll do crushed. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
No ice. The ice isn't filtered water so it tastes gross to me. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Is the water cold or room temperature? Is it summer? - Melly
Melly, let's say the water is cool and the room is warm. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Crushed whenever possible (which is never at the moment) - Soup in a TARDIS
I'd probably just have cool water. If I was feeling hot, I might add a little crushed ice. - Melly
I don’t care about the ice. I want my WATER crushed. - Akiva
Crushed ... I'm one of those terrible ice eaters. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I don't like refrigerator ice. It always tastes off. Usually bagged ice in the freezer. - Eric - Back to the Grill
None for me, thanks. - CAJ hates pants
I prefer crushed ice or nothing. - Janet
It all depends on the size of the opening on the bottle. Cubes won't fit into everything. - April Russo
Cubes in a bottle, they melt slower. - Heather
Nice 15 year TiVo bottle you're showing off there... - Brian Johns
and "none", please. - Brian Johns
Sparky, that's the one every employee got from the Blue Moon Fifteen Party a month ago. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
i skip the ice and i refrigerate the bottle in advance. - Big Joe Silence
Cubed if it's for water in my water bottle. Crushed for everything else, including to eat all by itself. - Hookuh Tinypants
No ice. - Steven Perez from Android
Oh yeah - I forgot. I thought it was part of your gift basket. - Brian Johns
No ice. I used to drink room temp water when I lived in Vegas. - Jenny H. from Android
No ice. - Mark H
^ That's my reasoning for putting ice in my water bottle as well, except with running. Between the sun and the heat of my body, the water I carry gets disturbingly warm. The only exception is at the gym. For some reason ice-cold water isn't refreshing during a workout, so I just go room temp. But in general, ice in the water bottle (besides, the body burns more calories with ice water versus room temp :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Always cubes. I want the longer lasting cooling effect you get with the reduced surface area of cubes vs. crushed. - Ken Gidley
If you want a longer lasting cooling effect, fill the bottle partially and freeze it. A nice big block of ice in there would work better than a bunch of cubes, and since it's going in as a liquid, there is no issue about the size of the opening. ;) - April Russo
Winter adds bottle-shaped ice here. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For water, no ice. For sugary drinks, crushed ice. - Amit Patel
no ice, nothing but coffee and water for me please - chaz2b
Cubed for endurance. Crushed for cooling efficiency. None for time efficiency. Preference doesn't matter. - Ross Miller from iPhone
Stephen Mack
How have I never known this before today?
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My car's indicator is in the middle photo -- it spells it out literally, but I never noticed before this morning, when my girlfriend Elizabeth told me about an Ellen DeGeneres routine regarding these indicator arrows. - Stephen Mack
You all knew about this years ago, right? - Stephen Mack
...yes. But Justin did not until about 6 months ago when I pointed it out. - Jenica
I know it, but I don't remember when I learned. Probably in a time period when I had to use rental cars a good bit. - ellbeecee
yes useful on rental cars - Steve C
No, we didn't all know about this years ago. Or maybe everybody else did... - Walt Crawford
I think I learned it here, on Friendfeed, a few months ago. - Betsy
Betsy, dang, I must have not opened my browser that day. - Stephen Mack
In my youth 55 - 59 Caddy hid their gas cap under the left tail light... - WarLord
WarLord, I remember some Oldsmobile (?) from the '70s that one of my East coast relatives had, where the gas cap was behind the license plate. The greatest joy he had was to drive into a service station and wait as the attendant kept walking around and around the car trying to find it. (Edit: I see now this is mentioned in that blog post.) - Stephen Mack
Stephen: Because you apparently do not read Rhymes With Orange. Because she did a comic strip about this a week or two ago. :-) - Brian Johns
Sparky, true, I gave up comics when I stopped subscribing to the Merc. - Stephen Mack
I had no idea. I even used my sideviews to remember which side it's on. Confusing when you switch between cars and the tank is on the other side. - Anika
I will not question your intellect. 'Tis a mere detail. - Louis Gray
I learned many years ago when I rented a car & the agent pointed it out. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I had an issue this weekend where I was talking about my old car and promptly pulled up on the wrong side of the pump for the one I was actually driving. - Neal Krummell
I missed that day of school. My 2002 4Runner doesn't have a sided-ness indicator. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This is awesome! - Janet
This came in handy today, driving a rental to the gas station. Of course, first I had to find the little gas pump icon as I'm coasting towards the pumps 'cause I didn't think of it before I got there. - Betsy
Screw the indicators. I want to know if Elizabeth is a girlfriend or a *girlfriend*. If you catch my drift. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
My 2003 Hyundai doesn't have them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Now I want a t-shirt but with the gas pump icon on it and the triangle-arrow pointing up toward my mouth. And inside the gas pump icon would be a tiny chicken leg silhouette. - Akiva
My dad told me this a few years ago - last month, when I told a guy friend, he said he'd never heard it before, which surprised me, as he usually seems to know these things way more than I do. - Corinne L
I always struggle to find that fucker. Thank you, Stephen! - Eivind
Judging by the number of donkeys I see at gas stations dragging the hose across their car to reach the fill spot, it's clear that MANY people do not know about this. - Ken Gidley
Ken: Or their fuel gauges aren't marked? I wonder what percentage of cars do use this system. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Laura has a valid point. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Is this a real thing, or an evolution of the pre-existing urban myth? You know, the one which states that the position of the hose on image of the pump itself tells you which side your filler cap is on. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
It's a real thing, and the arrows themselves became common early 2000's, but handle on the pump also works on most vehicles back through the 90's. I think there's only been one or two vehicles where it was wrong. - NOT THE CRICKET
So that was a real thing too? Now I have to figure out why I thought it wasn't. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
I don't think the handle on the pump one is true -- just the arrows. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
when did this convention begin? from which country? - Adriano
Could it be that the fact that this is an urban an urban myth? Is this the first urban metamyth? - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Stephen, I've definitely used the handle one in the past. If it's not true, it's been pretty consistent in effectively deducing side. (When the arrow isn't there.) - NOT THE CRICKET
I remember learning this from an issue of Reader's Digest. :) - LB hates stale candy! from Android
Mary Carmen
It is really irksome that Amazon does not accept PayPal.
You can get a debit card for your Paypal account and pay for Amazon orders with that. - Jason P
Huh. I guess that never dawned on me. I guess they don't want to pay that stupid fee. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
They want you to use their own service, and pressure merchants to use Amazon, not PayPal. - Rebecca Hedreen
exactly, Amazon has a competing payment service they are trying to get more merchants on the web to use at the expense of PayPal. - Ken Gidley
Huh...I never noticed that they had a payment service. - Mary Carmen
Victor Ganata
No one else is worried that a company that has a Death Star for its logo is buying up a bunch of satellites?
you're far too trusting.... - Big Joe Silence
Pray they don't alter the deal further. - Ken Gidley
IT'S A TRAP!! - Jim: with more caffeine! from iPhone
Kevin Fox
The guy in front of me at Starbucks was 'Kevin' so I picked another name to avoid confusion. It felt so weird when they called it. #superspy
The Fantastical Mr. Fox - NOT THE CRICKET
I use Iron Man by default these days. Everyone can spell and say that correctly. - Neal Krummell
It's spelled: Kneel. :) - Ken Gidley
Did you call yourself "Awesome?" - imabonehead
Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say
"To cognitive neuroscientists, Handscombe’s experience is the subject of great fascination and growing alarm. Humans, they warn, seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. This alternative way of reading is competing with traditional deep reading circuitry developed over several millennia. “I worry that the superficial way we read during the day is affecting us when we have to read with more in-depth processing,” said Maryanne Wolf, a Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and the author of “Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.”" - Jessie
"Kurup’s observation might sound far-fetched, but told about it, Wolf did not scoff. She offered more evidence: Several English department chairs from around the country have e-mailed her to say their students are having trouble reading the classics. “They cannot read ‘Middlemarch.’ They cannot read William James or Henry James,” Wolf said. “I can’t tell you how many people have written... more... - Jessie
I only read the headline on FF and not the article ;) - Amit Patel
I think it is more than just a digital problem. Our whole language has changed since those books were written, and people just don't converse or write that way. Those that do get often get labeled as pretentious. It is the same problem you can have with Shakespeare (and why it is often hard to read, but easier to see performed when pronunciation, diction and on-stage action can give it context.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, I'd tend to point the finger more at Hemingway and American Realism ;) - Victor Ganata
I get impatient and look for the soundbites in my online reading, but I don't act the same way with long form offline stuff; what we used to call books. I guess I'm old enough for my deep reading circuitry to have lost its plasticity in time :) - Eivind from Android
What Jennifer said. It's the one major problem I have with "faux-historical" novels (novels written in the present era that use a historical form of writing, like Naomi Novik's Temeraire series). Much as I love them, the writing *always* sounds forced, even if the author has been super-attentive to detail. We simply don't communicate that way anymore, so any attempt to replicate it rings false. - Jessie
tl; dr. - Ken Gidley
Brian Johns
I'm looking for a company to host my email with my personal domain. IMAP required. I don' tmind paying a little for a decent service. Suggestions?
Hmm. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Run your own server? - Todd Hoff
I've heard good things about for a long time. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
being "hosted" so I don't have to run my own server is absolutely the #1 requirement for this. - Brian Johns
Godaddy, google - Ubikindred
So far, is looking the strongest. - Brian Johns
I can recommend NOT using We seem to have lots of mail issues with them. - Ken Gidley
So, um google apps? - Steve and 4 other people
The War on Reason - Paul Bloom - The Atlantic -
The War on Reason - Paul Bloom - The Atlantic
The War on Reason - Paul Bloom - The Atlantic
"Scientists and philosophers argue that human beings are little more than puppets of their biochemistry. Here's why they're wrong." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Aristotle’s definition of man as a rational animal has recently taken quite a beating." - Maitani
"Part of the attack comes from neuroscience. Pretty, multicolored fMRI maps make clear that our mental lives can be observed in the activity of our neurons, and we’ve made considerable progress in reading someone’s thoughts by looking at those maps. It’s clear, too, that damage to the brain can impair the most-intimate aspects of ourselves, such as the capacity to make moral judgments... more... - Maitani
That's just what it wants you to believe. :) - Ken Gidley
Ken Gidley
For any LA Kings fans out there... :) #goSharks!
GO SHARKS! - Georgia
Not the best photoshop ever, but i think it makes the point. :) - Ken Gidley
Louis Gray
Happy Birthday to both Stephen Mack and Tudor Bosman today! Both great guys and good dads too!
I'll let you guess who is who. Photo 1 I took and Photo 2 is courtesy Thomas Hawk. - Louis Gray
Happy birthday Stephen and Tudor! - Georgia
Happy birthday Stephen and Tudor. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy B-days! - Ken Gidley
Happy Happy - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, gentlemen. - Monique the crochet freak
Happy Birthday! - NOT THE CRICKET
I know who is who but I'm not gonna' tell... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOYS!!! - Lisa L. Seifert
Thanks Louis and all! But don't forget it's also Kelly's ( birthday today too! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthdays! - LB hates stale candy!
Happy Birthday, Tudor and Stephen! It's a great day for birthdays! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Happy Bday! - Heather
Happy Bday guys! - Steve C
Happy birthday great guys and dads! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday to you both! - Jenny
Thank you! - Tudor Bosman
Whose code are you looking at in that picture? :-) - Bruce Lewis
Happy Birthday Stephen! - AJ Batac
Happy Birthday Tudor! - AJ Batac
Thank you! - Tudor Bosman
Happy Birthday, Stephen and Tudor! :-) - vicster: full-bodied
I will reshare this every year. - Louis Gray
I will comment on this every year, provided Louis finds it and bumps it first, of course. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Kevin Fox
When consuming science fiction I can suspend tons of disbelief, but not crashlanding within walking distance of the plot device.
The 100? preprogrammed landing coordinates, of course. - Ken Gidley
t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Anyone else find it odd we're watching a #hockey game between a team from Texas and another from California? Just me? Ok.
I find it very odd anyone is watching hockey. The playoffs just started that means there are 6 months left before ya need to pay attention to hockey. - Steve C
Really? I don't know anything about it other than it's on at all the pubs lately. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich from Android
NHL playoffs are ridiculous practically every team and their dog makes the playoffs kind of makes the regular season irrelevant. But there is less fighting which I find a positive. - Steve C
All I know is, I think I like hockey all a sudden. So I am just trying to wrap my mind around that. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich from Android
Hockey is awesome. 16 of 30 teams make the playoffs, a bit over half. League realignment and playoff format changes this year as well with more divisional play and a 'wild card' format, which is why Dallas (central division) is playing Anaheim (pacific division). - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Steve and 4 other people
If I made a device that burned gasoline in air at the same rate as an average car going 65mph, how big would the flame be? (cc @rjallain)
Assumptions: MPG = 32.5 - Ken Gidley
So, car burning about 2 gallons per hour. That converts to 2.103e-6 m^3/s. or 0.000002103 m^3/s. - Ken Gidley
not a huge flow of gas - Ken Gidley
Now assume we're using a bunsen burner like contraption, with a diameter of 0.01m (about .39 inches). The area of the opening of that burner would be: pi*(0.005m)^2 = 7.854e-5 m^2. - Ken Gidley
So the velocity of fuel exiting across that area would be: 0.0268 m/s - Ken Gidley
From this ( there is a formula for 'flame length' that looks like: length = const * velocity of gas * (diameter of burner + const2) * const3. (this is formula 8.4 in the paper). - Ken Gidley
Plugging in values for the constants (mostly from the same paper), I get a flame length of 1.5417e-6 m, or 6.0695e-5 inches. so 0.000060695 inches. I.e. not very big. :) - Ken Gidley
And I spent WAY too much time reading that paper to determine all this... :) - Ken Gidley
the constants are all related to the specific fuel being burned, and gasoline wasn't one of the values, so I used something similar - Acetylene. It burns a a pretty close rate to gasoline, from what I can find. - Ken Gidley
I've almost certainly gotten values wrong, since it doesn't make much sense to me. - Ken Gidley
We need to experimentally verify this. I volunteer Steve's house! - Brian Johns
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