Thursday, November 30, 2006
As you can see, the slope of the funnel wall approaches zero as you reach the bottom hole. This means that the stuff you are trying to get to drain down the hole is essentially heading sideways, and must change direction very significantly in order to fall directly down the hole.
This fairly idiotic funnel design got me thinking: What is the optimal curve for a funnel's walls? Unfortunately, I've been incredibly busy recently, and have not had a chance to really work on this problem myself. However, this is an opportunity for another Lansey Brothers' Blog Contest! I am interested to find out what you, dear reader, think is the optimal curve. In some way, it should be a function of D (diameter of mouth), d (diameter of spout), and h (height of funnel), which should probably be order D, and where clearly d<D.
So if people can work this, and email me their solutions (MS Word or PDF form, with a copyright to themselves on it), I'll make a post in the future with a summary of the solutions, and my favorite. Please email solutions to .
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
From the 7th floor window of Hill Center (Math) you can can see the materials science and engineering building (right side of picture). The Chemistry Buildings to the left of the materials building. Then the alcohol reaserch center to the left of that. On the middle of the left side of the picture you will of course see the Science and Engineering Resource Center. If you look real hard you can find the pointless modern art type sculpture showing shear force (its red).
A more artistic look at the materials building and of course the Busch campus Qaud.
On your left is the golf course and in the distance you can see the psychology and, pharmacy buildings, UMDNJ, and a bunch of other buildings. Also, some cars, some people, a bus stop, lots of trees, and a really small beach.Now I have posted pictures of the non-radioactive, non-city college that a Lansey Brother goes to. Now it is time to post the funny/intresting pictures.
I couldn't not take this picture, I saw this while I was trying to get onto the Hill Center roof to get better pictures. You are looking down eight flights of very cool steps.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
This species appears with both automatic (in the library) and manual (in Belfer) flush traits. While it is unclear which of these is the dominant trait, the automatic flush variety are notoriosly moody, and tend to flush with little provocation, so one would hope that it is reccesive. Additionally, unlike its cousins which regularly maintain a small amount of water, this species of Urinal maintains a large volume of water. For these reasons, it is suggested that perhaps this species is the missing link between the larger toilet bowls (americanas standardium) and urinals.
Although Aryeh suspects that sinks (cleanlinus basinium) have a symbiotic relationship with Urinals, it is widely accepted that urinal cakes (crustum urinalas) do in fact maintain this symbiotic relationship.
Finally, there is a species of Urinal that has proliferated in recent years which uses no water at all - the Waterless Urinal (urinalas aqualess) -which lives in more arid climates. However many experts suspect that this species is the result of genetic engineering, not a recently discovered native urinal.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Now that I have finished with the introduction part of this post I can now get to the body. I do not recall precisely how this came up in conversation, but my mother expressed confusion about the nature of the urinals in men’s bathrooms. She had been under the impression that Urinals were simply long trough like apparatuses. I will now attempt to clarify this issue. To do this I walked around the
Here is a close up of the unusual horn.
Here are five identical Urinals, now this is a very strange grouping as I have only once seen or heard anyone is this region (the one time occured when I was taking this picture).
These are in fact not a Urinals. They are Sinks they are rather close relitives of the Urinal and you will often see them grouped near each other. My current reasearch would indicate that they have a symbiotic relationship.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
The symbol for a train station is circled in blue. This can appear on maps road-signs or on the station itself. It was chosen very soon after the invention of railroads to remind engineers to drive on the left side of the railroad.
So I want to take a picture of this funny symbol thats in a completely random spot of road outside the station and these two drunken weirdos stumble out of a pub. When the man who looks like zorro insisted I take a photo, who am I to say no? In Newark that only happens right before they run off with your camera. (10 points if you know what the red thing the fat one is wearing on his chest).
This is Robert Hall saying hello to all my fellow Americans. "Hello!"
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Favourite Normal Name - Henrietta
Favourite Sentimental Name - Mrs. Squinkwopper
Favourite Punny Name - Sorry but it is a tie between Har Sayir and Hairyetta Burkanot
Favourite Geeky Name - Mrs. Eigenkopf
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
First the picture that my friend John took at the game.
This is a picture from where we where sitting.
The winning field goal.
My cut finger.
Me and Jimmy in the endzone after the game, I have no idea why i llok so wierd.
Now for the pictures from the media.
Red Empire State Building
The media's view of the field storming.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Not quite what I expected it to be but nice nonetheless. In my classic style I looked it up after and apparently a forest is also a defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground. If I had only known I might have assassinated a Royal family member or two (are they in season yet?)
Below is a picture of me hoping not to get arrested
For boating on the wrong side of the canal of course.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
So I figured opening the little envelope would be a good way to start. Inside:
I was beginning to get the sense that they wanted me to run the CD before connecting any cables. But I wasn't 100% sure yet.
OK, bright orange - very eye catching. Good, so by now I was almost pretty 100% sure that I should run the CD before messing around with cables (for best results). But, first I figured that first I'd take a look at the back of the router:
Wow. They must be REALLY serious about not connecting the cables before running the CD. At this point I was feeling overwhelmed with the large, bolded orange and white instructional signs, so I pulled off the sticker on the back of the router...and connected a cable before (gasp!) running the CD:
And nothing exploded or anything! What a let down. And the router even functioned properly. Really, I don't know what the big deal was.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Message: How to set different temperatures in microwave and upto how much time we must put the food into it for cooking? If you can give me some examples, please tell regarding how to cook chicken items, upto what time and what temperature the woven must be set according to Indian standards of cooking.
Message: I baked a cake in microwave oven according to the instructions given in manual. But I found it flat sticken to the plate like a pizza size. Why it happened like that? What is the solution for that?
Message: We have bought a microwave oven. But we don't know how to cook and set different heating temperatures because we were given a manual for what varieties to cook, but not given any information of how to cook?
Thursday, November 02, 2006
In other news, it is currently fall. And there are lots of trees in the Palisades, which are (is?) conveniently across the river from our apartment.I'll post some panoramas when I get a chance to stitch some together.