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Entries from June 2014

Heart Block

June 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments

A heart block is a condition where the normal nerve impulses that cause the heart to contract are blocked or delayed. Yesterday my cardiologist told me that I have a complete block of my right bundle branch (RBBB). In this condition, both atria contract normally, and then the signal progresses down towards the ventricles to […]

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Tags: Family Updates


June 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

One of the silliest conspiracy theories around is that the government is using high-flying jets to distribute chemical or biological agents to the public for sinister purposes. The believers claim that “Chemtrails” act differently from normal contrails (the white water vapor clouds left in the sky after a jet plane passes) in that they disperse […]

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Tags: Opinion

Light Bulb Update

June 21st, 2014 · 6 Comments

Eight years ago I published some data I had taken on the life of light bulbs. I recorded the lifetimes of bulbs in my kitchen ceiling. Everyone was so excited and thought it was the most interesting blog I had ever posted — NOT! Anyway, despite the lack of enthusiasm, here’s a brief update. Back […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

Happy Solstice

June 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and the day when the sun reaches its apparent farthest north position (of course actually related to the tilt of the earth’s axis and its revolution around the sun). If you were at the north pole today, you would see the sun move 360 […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

Luck and Odds

June 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This seems like an appropriate topic for today, Friday the thirteenth, with a full moon in the sky. I was in Las Vegas a few years ago with some friends and passed a little idle time playing Keno. Keno is a game like the lottery, where you choose some numbers and hope they match the […]

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