Thursday, June 29, 2006

Detailed Instructions

The cheapest gas I managed to find on Long Island is off exit 57 on the L.I.E. A pump at an Exxon station there had detailed, numbered instructions for its operation.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Genesis of Golf (A long long time ago in Scotland)

Sorry about being late, camp just ended. Golf camp has started with a surprise; the youngest and smallest kid in the group hit the best shot out of all the campers on his second real golf ball. The cone they where aiming for was about 100 yards out, after most of the other campers left divots or badly aimed hits, he had a beautiful arc leaving him with a 5 foot lie from the pin. Now I realize that this is probably about as boring as actually watching a game of golf, so I will entertain you with something to make up for the whole golf thing. Now for The Book of Genesis.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

What I miss about NJIT

This is how the Claremont graphiti goes:

This is how the NJIT graphiti goes:

It says the Specific Heat of Lettuce=4.02

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Your tax dollars at work

Some time ago, Aryeh wrote about the killer dieffenbachia which he managed to subdue. At Brookhaven they also have some of these plants:
Look how incredibly tall it is. Brookhaven is a US government lab. This means that most of its funding comes from taxpayers. You will all be glad to know that your tax dollars are allowing this plant to grow tall and proud (and paying my paycheck). See how they keep it standing up:

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Anaphylactic Reactions, Good or Bad?

Last week I was taught how to use an Epi-pen. The Middlesex County College head nurse instructed me and all the other camp counselors. I was not very impressed by the head nurse, however she did give me a great idea for a new weight loss program. According to the nurse an anaphylactic reaction would cause anorexia in its victim. So I would like to introduce you to my new extreme diet pill Anaphyl X-35 side effects may include impeding sense of doom, full body rash and in most cases death, but we will let marketing take care of that. PLEASE NOTE: HEAD NURSES SHOULD BE ABLE TO PRONOUNCE ANXIETY PROPERLY!

Sunday, June 18, 2006


I am working with Avida. The video shows different species of "Avidians" evolving to be more "fit" and taking over the "world." Specifically I'm looking at patterns of extinction (dying organisms) and speciation (making new species).

This is where I work

This is the view from my window
(my actual room isn't so overwhelming so I'll leave out a picture of that)

This is the inside of one of the libraries

The rest of the pictures are of the College campuses in Claremont

Thursday, June 15, 2006

You are here

I was messing around on Google Maps the other day, and decided to search for myself. (Not so) surprisingly, Google can find me:
Check it out.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Centennial Post

To start, I would like to point out the new blog banner. This post is, as the title would hint, the one-hundredth. Because this is a significant milestone for the Lansey Brothers blog it will pertain to all three of us. I am working at the Middlesex County College Karate camp, and as a Sempi (assistant karate instructor) at my karate school. Yoni is working on an artificial life project in California. Eli is working in particle physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Ah, now that I got that out of the way. The following pictures where not taken for the purpose of this blog. My brothers and me saw the opportunity to take these pictures and with the help of a handy time delay and tripod we had a photo shoot.

Well You Never Know

For all your mob drive by shooting needs

Friday, June 09, 2006

Abundance of Information

On the theme of blank information signs, there appears to be an overabundance of information available to summer NJIT students.

In other news, I'll be going to California this morning. I will be there for ten weeks working on Artificial Life.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

This post has nothing to do with Canada

My family goes on a short trip to Canada, and that's all they can blog about for 2 weeks. Sheesh. It's not even like it's a real country or anything.

Anyway, I have begun my summer internship for the United States Dept. of Energy at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the middle of nowhere Upton, NY. I don't have much time to write at the moment, but my project is part of the PHENIX project at RHIC. More details and anecdotes will come in future blog posts.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Canadian Komet

While in Canada my family went to the Canadian airplane museum. They have a couple of planes that are the only ones of their kind still in existence. This particular plane was not one of these planes, however this one just happens to be a cool plane. It's the Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet. It's a rocket-powered plane, and it is a piece of junk, only 5% of Komets destroyed during the war where shot down by allied forces. Something like 65% crashed on takeoff and landing, 20% simply blew up, and 10% fell apart in midair (I am not certain about any of the numbers after the 5%). Just click here for pictures.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Do not assume most canadians act like this

Here are some people doing some silly walks outside the Canadian supreme court. they would make Monty Python proud.

These guys are hopping mad,

And don't forget to remove all excrement from pets

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Happy 80th Birthday

Or rather, I got engaged on Wednesday to Stacy Heidecker, from New Hyde Park, NY. In typical Lansey family fashion, among the various balloons waiting for us when we got to my house was one wishing us a happy 80th Birthday. Go figure...