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by timbot
Wed May 21, 2014 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Star Gazing Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: Star Gazing Question

Thanks for the responses! :D I was hoping to make this an all "analog" project and not bring electronics into it but it might be worth a look. Seeing only a portion of the night sky is cool with me! I've ordered up some lenses for experimentation. I'll post results here if I can get anythi...
by timbot
Tue May 20, 2014 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Star Gazing Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Star Gazing Question

Hi guys, I've been thinking about a problem for a while now and it occurred to me that this was the best place to see if what I would like to do is possible. I'm moving to a house in rural Ireland in the next while and there are a number of sheds on the property that are not used for any purpose at ...
by timbot
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0951: "Working"
Replies: 165
Views: 36041

Re: 0951: "Working"

I've learned this the hard way with my electronics projects. "Oh, look, this store in Hong Kong offers free shipping and I can get x, y, z cheaper than from San Fransisco, but I still need a, b, and c so I'll place two orders. 2 days later, the package from San Fransisco has arrived, but I'm m...
by timbot
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Math/Science Movies
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

Re: Math/Science Movies

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/richard-feynman-fun-to-imagine/ http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/richard-feynman-the-character-of-physical-law/ http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/pleasure-finding-things-out/ All well worth a watch! Also, a little out there but Doctor Death by Errol Morris is a great docume...
by timbot
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0940: "Oversight"
Replies: 103
Views: 43116

Re: 0940: "Oversight"

Sexercise!
by timbot
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science Websites
Replies: 70
Views: 218512

Re: Science Websites

I recently bought an iPod, and have fallen in love with listening to podcasts. Does anyone know of any good, still-running podcasts on science? Ideally biology, but general science is good too? Not a biology specific podcast but I really love the (Australian) ABC Science show. http://www.abc.net.au...
by timbot
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo
Replies: 129
Views: 28815

Re: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo

I saw a tshirt on failblog recently

"If you loving you is ROM then I don't want to read/write" which tickled me no end
by timbot
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo
Replies: 129
Views: 28815

Re: Insider Science Jokes/Lingo

Yesterday I learned about a computer program called "DS9" It has something to do with anazlying data from the Chandra X-Ray observatory. It turns out the guy who wrote it called it that for: Deep Space Nine - an homage to Star Trek. So if anyone else cool insider science/slightly nerdy in...
by timbot
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Books on Genetics
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Books on Genetics

Thanks very much for the advice, first port of call is a re-read of the Selfish Gene and after that to a large bookstore to see if they have any of the titles you mentioned.

Thanks again!

Tim
by timbot
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Java and Python
Replies: 16
Views: 5968

Re: Java and Python

It might be worth knowing why you are learning the language? I use Java in work all the time, I work for financial institutions, banks, insurance companies and so on and they all use Java - primarily for front-end/online functionality. I have only come across one institution that used Python and eve...
by timbot
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Books on Genetics
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: Books on Genetics

Cool, I have actually read the Selfish gene but at a younger age and I don't think I appreciated what was going on fully. The one thought that stuck with me was that genes experience selection pressures within their genepool (i.e. a gene for flat, chewing teeth tends to do well in a population of ge...
by timbot
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Books on Genetics
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Books on Genetics

Hi, This is one of my first times posting to these boards and def. my first new thread. So, I have recently finished reading "The Ancestor's Tale" by Dickie Dawkins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ancestor's_Tale As a book it's pretty functional and lacked the same "Oomph" for ...

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