00:00:00 – This week we’re featuring a 2-part interview with host of the new Brachiolope Media Network show Astrarium James Silvester! Ryan and James being there conversation with James’ early astronomical and radio origins.
00:21:38 – Back in the here and now (aka evening) drinks are had. Kelly continues being pregnant with some coconut water. Ryan has a more fiery version of water called…
00:00:00 – Whether they formed via troll warfare or via geology, all we know now is that Iceland is covered in lava tubes. A possible explanation for their enigmatic origin is tonight’s first topic!
00:18:47 – We presume that trolls like to drink, so in some ways this segment is for them. But it’s also for you, the listener. And us. Definitely for us. Ryan continues his tour of Panamanian beers…
One of my favourite podcasts is Titanium Physicists, run by Ben Tippet (who you may remember for when he scientifically explains Superman’s powers or used physics to figure out How To Build A TARDIS).
The premise of TP is that Ben collects two Titanium Physicists (ie: rad physicists) and every episode they go over some really cool physics concept. But! There is also a layperson, who is there to call them out when they make assumptions a regular non-physics person wouldn’t get or use terms they haven’t explained.
I’ve been that layperson a few times, mostly because HOW AWESOME IS IT to have some insane physics concept personally explained to you by people who know it really well? It’s really awesome.
I’m the guest on the most recent episode, The Thumbprint Of Creation, where we go over that super big ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE news you may have heard about the other week. If you weren’t fully certain what it meant or what the ramifications were, give it a listen!
nice things are said.
I messed around with R for years without really learning how to use it properly. I think it’s because I could always throw my hands up when the going got tough and run back and cling the skirts of Excel or JMP or Systat. I finally learned how to use R when I needed to do a fairly hefty GIS project and I didn’t have access to a computer with ArcGIS and couldn’t afford to buy it (who can?). So I…
Blue Whale from Amos Photography versus an illustration from Encyclopedia Britannica. For reasons unknown, illustrations are still being produced with monstrously incorrect proportions; and in fact, the general outline seems like it would be more appropriate for a Humpback Whale.
See also: Why I hate the use of the term “whale” to describe something fat.
They also spelled ‘meter’ wrong. But seriously, I think this is really cool and worth a moment of study.
Alex and Pete invited me to rejoin them on their excellent Star Wars Minute podcast for some Empire Strikes Back chat! Taking a page from Tony Thaxton, I’ll be posting links to the show each day this week here on Tumblr.