Today we have a very special treat for you’re here at Atomic Toasters, a Quixotic Quantum Quandary that is brought to you by commenter extraordinaire OA5599. He sent it in to the exclusive Q^3 tips line, which can be found most times at the end of these Quandary posts. Mr. 5599 was kind enough to send me the very pictures that you see here, unburdened by the correct answer. After stewing over them for an excessive amount of time, I decided to post them as is, without knowing the truth. This way we can all discover the answer together!
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Today a very special milestone has been reached in this our internet age–the 20th anniversary of the first image posted on the web. The image is the same you see above, and like much of our recent technology news comes from that bastion of Swiss science, CERN. It is in fact a homemade promotional [...]
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Good morning everyone.
Yesterday I had another one of those dreaded experiences – a door-to-door solicitor (not the British type). I was immersed in doing some of the nameless things that I do to keep body and soul together, and there is a knock at the [...]
Today is my birthday. No, don’t go there… it’s a useless birthday year. There’s no reason to celebrate anything. I’m getting older, balder and more single as the day goes on, so shut-it. The fun part is that my family just gives up on buying me a present and just gives me money [...]
Come all ye faithful …
If you’ve reached the age where you can understand a single thing that engineerd™ goes on about, then you’re probably an adult. A dorky adult, like us all. And that also means it’s likely that you’ve lived long enough to have a situation where the dung hit the [...]
Plenty of things in astronomy are constant, permanent, immutable. We might go extinct during the lemur uprising of 2145, and even the sun will eventually exhaust its fuel supply and engulf the lemurs as it expands outward into a red giant in a few billion years. But gravity, magnetism, and the speed of [...]
Advertising features via badges and stickers is pretty common. Just look at cars that are proud to announce via a badge on the ass end that it has “DOHC” or “Fuel Injection”. Or a toaster that announces, via a sticker above the temperature control, that it has bagel warming capabilities. Badges are easy. [...]