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16 Oct, 2006

Google goes solar

Posted by: Dave In: California|Science|Technology

From the google blog: Soon we plan to begin installation of 1.6 megawatts of solar photovoltaic panels at our Mountain View campus. This project will be the largest solar installation on any corporate campus in the U.S., and we think it’s one of the largest on any corporate site in the world. The panels will […]

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16 Oct, 2006

Houston flooding

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Texas

The photo above is not a river. It’s an exit ramp off I-45 in Houston. So it’s a little wet here in the Bayou City today. It’s been raining pretty hard for a couple days and has caused some pretty bad flooding near the city. We left work a little early today to beat the […]

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16 Oct, 2006

Human ingenuity is cool

Posted by: Dave In: DIY|Science|Technology

[youtube]lRRDzFROMx0[/youtube] Wally Wallington, of Flint Michigan, is a pretty clever man.  Using mere levers and counter-weights he has moved some staggering weights (including moving an entire pole-barn about 300 feet). My favorite quote from Wally “Gravity is my favorite tool.” I love seeing examples of people who have accomplished amazing things in such a simple, […]

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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