Posts Tagged ‘light’

Making Planned Obsolescence Illegal

December 26, 2008


Ever wonder how the package knows exactly when your light bulb will burn out? Annoyed that yet another cellphone battery has gone dead and replacements are not available? Amazed at the precision with which manufacturers are able to make products that last exactly 2 weeks longer than their warranties? (more…)

Universe 1

December 17, 2008


Universe 2
Alright, so im going to try something new. This is the first in an infinite series of blogs that will one day become finite when i either tire of it or die. I’m going to explain your position in the universe and what you subsequently can and cannot know (more…)

universe 2

November 1, 2008


Universe 2

Your Universe 1

The old model of the universe came from Euclid and Newton: a 3D grid with time moving forward at an unflinchingly steady speed. As simple as a stack of graph paper under your alarm clock. This old model worked well for a very long time. Even when Fizeau discovered the uniformity of the speed of light, no one noticed a thing- until Einstein.

Einstein did some thought experiments (more…)