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I'm an artist, an educator, Pastafarian and I write. I also will gamble on just about anything. And I like unusual juxtaposition, but I love my wife...and beer. This blog is observations from a funny old man who gets pissed off every once in a while. Oh, and I mispell alot.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SATURDAY 10/13/12


U-Boat runs aground in Hastings, England.....

Think about this one a minute....

This is so fucking true....
 I used to love doing the NYTimes Sunday puzzle. Now if I start it and realize I can't break my 43 minute all time record, I give up on it.
And I always use ballpoint.



How wine corks are made....


He's on our side. He is not doing this because he wants to. He is doing this because he gave an oath to do whatever our government told him to do. I have a lot of problems with putting him in this situation.

The guy on the front left of this photo is called the Right Guide. He sets the pace and keeps the cadence for everyone else. I was a Right Guide once.....

No words needed....



Messerschmitt wind tunnel, 1940....

The best advice I have ever been given or have ever received....


This man is pleading to be put in general population where he will most certainly be butt raped every night.
Think about that a minute.

I know so many people who are in situations that make them miserable. I think about them much more often than my happy friends.



This doesn't seem logical....but it's a cool illustration... 

Never understood why really cold makes all kind of shit happen or happen better. But I'm still looking....

Homing pigeons.....





In the jungle, the mighty jungle......

This man has the greatest pick up line...the...world...has......ever.....known!

The top hat Lincoln was wearing at the Ford Theater....

Wonder what that look is all about?
Scroll down.....





You think she picked up the wrong rectangle?

There's a science question in here someplace....


Sometimes when it looks like a screw...it is a screw....
 But the question begs to be asked. Is there now a part on the rover with less screws than it was designed for?

I'll take Anal Bum Cover for a thousand, Alex.....





This is the way I look when my wife brings home beer after grocery shopping.......

What a bizarre collection of words...

This nun is stealing a beer....
 I hope she gets away with it. Anybody too stupid to know that every store in the fucking world has cameras needs a beer.....or twelve.


Welcome to America, ladies and gentlemen....

What parents would do this to their son....

I don't care how much money the man got for inventing this....it wasn't enough....



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Jambe said...

As I understand it, superconductors repel permanent magnets because of the Meissner effect. The demonstrators where the superconductor floats in a fixed orientation around a track made of permanent magnets also exhibit flux pinning. Basically, these particular superconductors (type ii) are impure and/or extremely thin, so they let some of the magnet's flux lines through them in a few areas and these penetrating lines are held in place strongly.

Thus, the superconductor essentially forms its own "track" within the flux fields of the permanent magnets and resists changes to its orientation within those fields. Therefore you can "lock" a superconductor in some position in the fields and then push it around the "track".

These are quantum mechanical phenomena. There are a couple theories from the fifties that explain the phenomenology of some of the types of superconductors used in those demonstrators, but there are some newer "unconventional" superconductors that don't fit in. Also, it being QM, there's still active debate over the specifics and extrapolations of all the theories involved.

Ralph Henry said...

No, this site does not have a page on Facebook. I, personally, don't have a page.
The site takes all the time I can give.

Ralph Henry said...

Jambe, but why does it have to be super cold?

Jambe said...

Because a superconductor is another state of matter (like plasma, gas, liquid, solid, and superfluid) in which Cooper pairs of electrons occur. At very low temperatures some materials allow (or force) electrons to stick together inside them. In this bound state, the energy required for two electrons to move across a crystal lattice can be lower than the temperature changes that would otherwise occur on that lattice as a result of their movement, and thus the material has no electrical resistance. QM is often counter-intuitive, but this is experimentally and mathematically true. It is this total lack of electrical resistance which leads to the complete rejection of magnetic fields, the infinite retention of electrical charges, etc.

These newer "high-temp" superconductors aren't easily explained by BCS or any other theory. They still exhibit Cooper pairs but not because of the same phenomenon that occurs in low-temp superconductors (that being modulation via a specific vibration mode of interlinked particles, aka phonons). Some physicists think an electron-level spin effect may be at work, but nobody knows for sure.

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