Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow an Unstable Material...

"The Risk Management and Safety Department warns students of the dangers of building snow forts and tunnels in the piled snow. There is a very serious risk of snow collapsing, trapping and suffocating a student. Snow is an extremely unstable material. Fluctuating South Bend weather, and any shifts in the snow banks from snow removal vehicles further facilitate snow shifting and collapsing. Please use caution while enjoying the winter weather."

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Abated Breath

I recently discovered that I did not know how to spell "bated" and in the process of looking up its correct spelling found this verse explaining the difference in Geoffrey Taylor's poem Cruel Clever Cat:
Sally, having swallowed cheese,
Directs down holes the scented breeze,
Enticing thus with baited breath
Nice mice to an untimely death.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Moped vs. Pitbike

Not so good on the turns, but Devin's carefully built and tuned setup put out more power than the motorcycle. Isn't this track fantastic? I can't help but compare it to a sort of Brooklands for mopeds.

Thursday, January 20, 2011