Sunday, December 30, 2007
A closeup with the handicapped accessible sign clearly visible.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
They were scared, cold and hungry little kittens. You'd put out food and they'd scarf it down as fast as possible, then try to hide. Fortunately, by now they've been de-flea'd, de-wormed, (more or less) litterbox-trained, and most certainly fed. So now they're friendlier and much more active.
Now the trouble is keeping them off our furniture, etc. And, after seeing some of their antics, I'm convinced that whoever coined the phrase "curiosity killed the cat" probably had a cat.
Oh, and it seems like we're keeping the little critters. The one with black in its fur is called Gravity and the other is Widget.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
The class itself is decent, but this teacher makes it unbearable. She constantly makes unfunny jokes, and will confuse the hell out of you in class. Not only that but she is VERY ANNOYING. Take another teacher or take another class, but do NOT take her, trust me. This class is torture, it feels like it belongs in a scene from SAW. TERRIBLE TEACHER.
Lucky for me, this student did not take Intro to Drawing with this Prof. my hope is that class I'm taking will be less like Saw, and a little more like being in a scene from scary movie.
It turns out that I'm taking a section with a different professor, this one's report was a lot better:
"I couldve slept and still get an A."
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I posted about my Advanced CAD class a little while ago, now it is time to post about the final project for the class. My team decided to modle a mechanical clock, not much more to say. Enjoy (It took me around 9 hours to set up and capture these animations.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Perhaps it is to prevent homeless from building a house in this corner, truth be told my current roomate (Ike) and I considered this option ourselves upon first passing this spot (well before settling in our current place).
Thursday, December 06, 2007
(The "To" following "FEED ME STRAY CAT" is the beginning of "Toner Low".)
Unfortunately, the YU library's new printing method doesn't allow you print things 0 pages long, so it didn't work there.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
- We clearly see the Church reaching out to the younger Instant Messanger generation
- They ran out of letters so they needed to make do with what they had
- Somebody from Newark *stole some of the letters to make their own sign
- No other letters besides "R" will be welcome, and only the letters "B" and "E" will have blessings by this church
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Are there actually people out there who need instructions for using a stapler? (Rhetorical question, you don't need to answer).
Also, update on the parody contest: Because deadlines sometimes work, please have your entries in by the end of December.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
I found it one evening at my doorstep in Newark! Carefull these slugs have been known to eat small babies when these Leopards escape from the zoo or venture from the african savana into suburbs . . .
Does anyone actually know about these things?
Thursday, November 22, 2007
In any case, I decided to color in the professor's illustration:
Oh, and Happy Turkey-Day to everyone.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Now on to the fun for everyone part. Based upon the stuff above (which you don’t need to read) if you add a vortex to the system, that is take a spinning cylinder in a flow you get a lift force acting perpendicular to the initial flow, this is called the Magnus Effect. From all this you get Anton Flettner who invented the Flettner Rotor Ship.
This actually crossed the Atlantic. He also invented a rotor mill (which I can't find a good picture of), which used the same principle as the ship; it was a windmill that for the paddles had spinning cylinders.
Sorry about the massive amount of technical geeky stuff in this post.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
They are clearly very serious about this: not even any cardboard!
But then again, maybe they aren't so serious:
It is like this along the entire hallway.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I just found this amazingly cool, the flow started out as a laminar (smooth, steady) flow, and then became a turbulent flow.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
For those who can't read Hebrew, the middle word word is actually pronounced haredi (with a gutteral h). So basically, they translate the word by giving its transliteration. How helpful.
(I know, there are other translations as well, but why give the transliteration of only haredi? It's not like haredi is an English word.)
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
The view outside my apartment
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I recently received an email about the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships. These fellowships attempt "to blah blah blah diversity of the blah blah blah by blah blah blah ethnic and racial diversity, to blah blah blah diversity, and to blah blah blah diversity blah blah blah." The details, as you can tell, are not so important.
In the eligibility information for these fellowships they state that eligibility is limited to "all citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender..." OK, that's good - anyone is eligible, no matter what their race, etc. is.
But then I noticed the "positive factors" towards "choosing a successful candidate". Along with stuff like good grades (bleh), promise for future achievement, and blah blah blah loves diversity, was the following line:
"Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding..."
And here I thought that this fellowship was open to everyone, "regardless of race" and "national origin." Silly me.
Anyway, since male Jews are certainly not underrepresented in the American professoriate, I marked the email as spam.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
… and we are back. Last week I had an exam in Thermodynamics. One of the problems asked if the problem could occur adiabatically. I answered because the vessel is made in the USA and therefore very well insulated so heat transfer would not occur. To explain why this is funny, every time we had a problem in class involving no heat transfer the professor would say it was because the system was made in the US. I got the problem wrong because I didn’t explain about in fact it was because I didn’t say or some other stuff which you are probably not interested in (the fact that the TA graded it probably didn’t help.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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Thursday, September 20, 2007
However, my research will be done out of the Benjamin Levich Institute. This is a joint research thingy between the physics and chemical engineering departments at CCNY, Columbia University and a couple other schools. To make a rather long story short (maybe I'll write about it another time), because of this, I'm taking a class on polymers and soft materials at Columbia. This means another ID and email address.Careful readers will note that my CCNY ID has me listed under the Levich Institute. In principle I can get yet another ID with me listed under the physics department, but I haven't had time for that yet.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
If you really want to make these, let me know and I'll give you the needed modifications to the linked recipe as per Oma.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I would like to wish all our readers a happy and health new year (whether you are Jewish or not). Also, I would like to say Happy Anniversary Eli and Stacy. Additionally, I remind you that Eli will not be posting this Thursday due to Rosh Hashana.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Pickups are kind of usefull actually- I biked to the rental place then just threw it in the back of the pickup, no problems.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
This machine vends iPods and iPod accessories. It's super-fancy: It takes credit cards, has a touch screen, etc. Pretty cool.
Anyway, here is CCNY's (functioning!) vending machine:
But they are slowly picking up on new technologies. They're selling 256MB jump drives for around $60.