Category: Diversions

quizzes, puzzles and tricks

The Boeing 707 days

From North Star over My Shoulder: A Flying Life (Buck, Bob) Bob flew from 1930 to 1974, from DC 2’s (Yes, 2s) to 747s) Courtesy SAARP newsletter I attended a reunion party in Paris, many years after retirement; sitting next…

Plot holes and ill thought-out arcs

Via Chuckles, Steve Sailer looks at fictional and true stories: https://www.unz.com/isteve/plot-holes-in-fictional-stories-vs-true-stories/ This post is about fictional and the deep annoyance at plot holes and ill thought out story arcs, e.g. Doctor Who, e.g. Andromeda, e.g. just so many lazily worked…

What are these

How can they be formed and do they have any properties? 1. Isochronous curve 2. Tautochrone curve 3. Sagitta of a cycloid 4. Synodal curve 5. Brachistochrone curve

Who is it …

… and what’s his or her claim to fame? 1. Former television meteorologist and radio meteorologist, he is also founder of the Surface Stations project, a volunteer initiative to document the condition of U.S. weather stations. The Heartland Institute helped…