Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What winning the super bowl taught me about SpaceX

This year my city of Boston was in the super bowl and so I decided to go out to watch the people who were watching the super bowl. But after witnessing the swing from almost losing to final super bow victory I realized that I am not so different than these hardcore Boston sports fans because ...

I'm a die-hard SpaceX fan

Here are a few reasons:

  • I'm always cheering for SpaceX, no matter what happens during the live telecast launch events
  • All other rockets SUCK because they use obsolete technology and won't ever be as strong as our rockets anyway
  • The "refs" be it NASA or the Air Force are always unfair to SpaceX ... but even they can't stop us from winning

Also there is my talk about SpaceX and the mars mission to the futurists of Shanghai meetup group

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Genius Gasoline Can from Thailand

I spotted this gasoline can in Thailand. You might be wondering what is awesome? Well check out the second little tube above the first tube.
Now imagine yourself pouring gasoline, in essentially all cases you will be pouring it into a mostly empty gas tank through a small hole (with the notable exception of some mad science experiments). Gas tanks that are mostly empty are actually filled completely with smelly air that is dangerously flammable. If you fill the tank with a normal gas can then as you pour you push the smelly air out; but with this one, the smelly air gets sucked up into the can. How much? Exactly the right amount.

And what might be the main design intent here, you wouldn't be able to overfill a gas tank with this kind of can.

Aaand Bonus, the handle is curved, so you can pour it easily in various states of full.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ye Olde Port-a-potty

When I saw this van, in my mind I couldn't help but insert the word "pot" after "chamber":

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Worst pharmacy ever

A new pharmacy company is advertising the NYC subways. This ad does not instill confidence in them; in fact, based on this ad alone, I would never fill a prescription through them:
See the CDC on when to take antibiotics.