Doubly Special Relativity

Calvin and I have been reading a really interesting book about the politics of physic (yes there is such a thing called) “The Trouble with Physics”: about the big issues with string theory. Thanks to Peter for sending to me. He describes a really interesting theory called “Doubly Special Relativity (DSR)”: that although highly speculative […]

Best Seattle Restaurants

Someone was asking me for the best restaurants of Seattle. Lots of controversy, here, but The “Seattle Times”: has their best list. Notable new ones as opposed to boring old ones (but they are still great like the Herbfarm or Rover’s) are: * Beato Food and Wine. It’s more of a local place in West […]

Indoor Sports Lenses 135mm F/2 or 100mm F/2 or 70-200 F2.8

Well with the lenses I know I have, I cover just about every situation well but indoor sports for things like basketball. The 100-400 is just too slow but has great zoom with the 1.6x lense factor, so everything looks blurry. The 24-105 F4/L is also too slow as I need 1/500-1/1000 second to freeze […]

Hitachi Travelstar 7K100

“”: says the Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 is the nicest drive around. I need yet another one because my homebrew ASUS M3p seems to eat drives for breakfast. I’ve lost two so far. I think that notebook doesn’t do a good job of handling shocks. In any case for a mere $107 or so I’m back […]

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