"He was just a buck high-stepping in the meadow
And I was hangin' 'round where the wolves do not belong"
Rottweiler puppies By Tanya Kozlovsky
I took a lot of pictures of Robin’s Tesla coil last night. I did some longer exposures and then some short exposures to get only a single spark while holding down the shutter to take continuous pictures.
We also stuck a radiometer on the top of it. The radiometer contains low pressure gas which emits light when current flows through it acting similar to a fluorescent light bulb. Here’s how a radiometer normally works.
The pictures I took of the radiometer vary in brightness because I adjusted the exposure on each picture. When we were watching it was a fairly consistent brightness.
a natural hunter and true predator
Java is such a pain in the ass.
There’s a tune that you’ve probably heard throughout your life. It’s nine notes long, and it’s almost always used to signal that something vaguely Asian is happening or is about to happen.
You know what I’m talking about. The tune’s most prominent role is probably in that 1974 song, “Kung Fu Fighting.” It comes in right as Carl Douglas is singing that anthemic “Oh-hoh-hoh-hoah.”
The tune is ubiquitous. And like many things that are just in the air, few ever ask where it came from. But we did.
Photo credits: (Top) Michael Putland/Getty Images and Courtesy of Martin Nilsson