A Glipse through the Eyes of a Geek

Everyday musings and thoughts through my eyes, my ideas, and my experiences.
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“As you also know, in curling, as the stone slows, it will often deviate from its initial path. Why? Friction. Friction is the only force acting upon the rock. The question then becomes: why is there a greater friction on one side than the other? The conclusion that I have come to is that thus differential is determined by the spin of the rock. As the rock hurtles down the ice and rotates, the side spinning toward the curler travels at a lower rate of speed than the side travelling away from the curler. Accordingly, it experiences greater relative friction, thus causing it to deflect from its initial path. And as the rock slows even more, this effect is magnified. Hence the currrl.”



Coffee porn.     (Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)

AKA Sean Bonner porn.




Emma acted out the scene first, and then Helena Bonham Carter mimicked what she did. so it was Helena Bonham Carter pretending to be Emma Watson pretending to be Helena Bonham Carter pretending to be Bellatrix pretending to be Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix.


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How I Wrote That Song: Nickel Creek ‘Helena’ 

They made their first TV performance in 7 years on our show this week, and we caught up with Nickel Creek backstage for a web exclusive version of their song ‘Helena’! 

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I’m not okay with the hypnosis going on here, with all the awesome tricks and…..

….. Shiny.

(via laboratoryequipment)

And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming which she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates, she’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived, and save a whale in outer space. Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.

(via fuckyeahdoctorwho)


Bézier curves (linear, quadratic, cubic and quartic). Mesmerizing.

Generalization (explicit definition):

Oh…… Gimme


It makes me happy to see the structure of DNA as it is a meticulous piece of work. It grinds my gears to always see Francis & Crick with very few references to Rosalind Franklin. I mean that’s a real kicker.


True, but such is life (and such is science too). I recommend taking a look at…


Look at Albert Einstein working in his Theory of General Relativity in Zurich:

Einstein’s search for general relativity spanned eight years, 1907-1915. Some periods were quiet and some were more intense. The moments when the great transition occurred, came sometime between the late summer of 1912, when Einstein moved from Prague to Zurich, and early 1913.

Source (and context): A Peek into Einstein’s Zurich Notebook, from the absolutely advisable page of Goodies by Professor John D. Norton, (Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of Pittsburgh), from now in my bookmarks.

I want to frame these.