Tag Archives: oddity

The Air Around Tom Paine

I occasionally start reading about something, and end up surfing the web for hours, pursuing fascinating leads. So it was that last night I found myself reading about Tom Paine. He’s a little-known figure in England, but in the USA … Continue reading

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Drone Parcel Delivery

I’ve been trying to write something about antismokers. But I’m waiting for a book to arrive in the post today – because the Royal Mail has emailed me to say it’s out for delivery. It could arrive at any moment. … Continue reading

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Strange Journey

This will seem strange, like something out of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. For the past few weeks I’ve been adapting my orbital simulation model to calculate the tidal forces at the surface of the Earth due to Sun … Continue reading

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My E-Lighter Review

The trouble with cigarette lighters is that they usually stop working pretty rapidly. At my request, my father bought me an expensive lighter for my 21st birthday. It looked really cool. Except that it stopped working after a few weeks. … Continue reading

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Internalised Force

In mentioning Idle Theory yesterday, I remarked that it was really a piece of simple physics. In fact all my ideas seem to be simple physics, including the Newtonian orbital simulation model I use for looking at asteroids. Included in … Continue reading

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No Need for 9/11 Controlled Demolition

On this 15th anniversary of 9/11, I came across something that I’ve been repeatedly reading or hearing for the last 15 years. “How do buildings with 250,000 tons of structural high-grade steel, four inches thick, collapse at the speed of … Continue reading

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Perhaps It’s The Heat

Some days the news just seems plain screwy. I wonder how many people – other than Jeremy Corbyn – really care two hoots whether Leon Trotsky is ‘rehabilitated’ or not? I wonder how many people even knew that he needed … Continue reading

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