Common Keyed Bicycle Parts and Lock

As I mentioned here I’m posting some old ideas which I don’t expect to follow up on myself. Here is the transcribed text Common keyed parts Create a system of common-keyed parts for a bicycle + bike lock: – A keyed quick release, works as easily as a regular quick-release for wheels, but has a…


Transparent Conducting Polymer for Organic Electronics

As I mentioned here I’m posting some old ideas which I don’t expect to follow up on myself. Here is the transcribed text (picture to come soon) Hole Transport/Injection Layer, replacements for PEDOT/PSS Picture 1 X = S, Se Y = S, Se R = H, F, Other? Z = -CO2H, -SO3H, -PO3H2, -SH Example:…


Old Notebooks

Off and on for the past few years I have kept detailed notes on ideas which I have thought worth pursuing. I realize that I’m not going to follow up on a lot of these myself so I am going to post photos of the notebook pages here, and eventually post the full text as…


Hey Locavores

I’ll be giving several talks over the next few months on the Real Vegan Cheese project. I’m doing some of my own background research to supplement what I have from the group and I came across this interesting paper: Food-Miles and the Relative Climate Impacts of Food Choices in the United States The finding from…


Orangutan Games

I have seen several articles recently about orangutans using iPads to communicate (1 2 3).  This is awesome.  One point brought up in at least one of the articles though is that the apes can’t actually hold the iPads as the would break them.  This got me to thinking that if someone built a tablet…


Duck-Footed Space Ship

I had a dream last night that several of my friends had built working intergalactic space ships.  It was unclear if people would fit in them or not.  They were supposed to be passenger ships but several people were holding the working vehicles in their hands.  All of the ships were fully functional except they…


Multi OS booting USB drive with full disk encryption?

I am trying to figure out how to implement this scheme: Two persistent linux installations with full disk encryption on a USB drive. I want this to appear to be a single encrypted volume (i.e. use a hidden volume for one of the installations) for plausible deniability. I would probably use Tails for the OS…


Calling Shenanigans on Nuclear Instruments and Methods, a “Peer Reviewed” Journal

UPDATE at end of post   Original Post- The journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, or NIM for short, is published by Elsevier and is peer reviewed. Or so I thought. A few months ago several co-workers and I submitted a paper on a Friday…


Music

I used to play guitar, keyboards and do a lot of sampling and sequencing.  It has been far too long since I’ve recorded any new music (played a little here and there though).  I’m not sure when I’ll have time again unfortunately.  For now I’ve been listening to some of the stuff I recorded over…


Biography of O. Hai

I was curious about the authors of the paper I mentioned yesterday.  After looking around the web for a while I was able to find the following biography for O. Hai.   O. Hai was born to a single mother on the same day as two siblings and took an early interest in physical sciences….