energy

Hate-y bits

In the “lucid dream holodeck” this morning, I was hanging out with a group of peeps when a tornado suddenly appeared. Everyone started running for cover, and I grabbed a dog and started running for a basement when I looked back at it and thought, “This isn’t a tornado, it’s just an insane amount of energy.”

Holding the dog under my right arm, I stood my ground. When I did this, the energy stopped moving like a tornado, and — skipping over the whole “Transformers” thing — it eventually took on a female human form.

Further skipping past our introductions ... I eventually suggested that she talk to some other people in the dreamspace, but she said no, I had less “hate-y bits” than the other people. (Language differences often make for interesting translations.)

The Manhattan Project required more energy than Canada alvin July 11, 2016 - 10:59pm

Fact of the day: During the Manhattan Project, the EMIS facility at Oak Ridge in Tennessee used more power than Canada.

From the book, On Writing Well.

“Energy words” alvin March 5, 2016 - 10:04am

I had never heard of the term “energy words” before, so this was interesting. The images comes from this espn.com page, which is about the Chicago Cubs player Munenori Kawasaki. The things he says, including “Number 1” and “Fighting Spirit” remind me of another phrase I heard a long time ago, where people would yell “Certain Victory!” before entering into battle.

Fairbanks, Alaska "net-zero" home alvin October 19, 2015 - 6:19pm

adn.com has this story about a “net-zero ready” energy efficient home, built in the harsh environment that is Fairbanks, Alaska.

Pure energy alvin July 24, 2015 - 8:47am

I was thinking about energy last night, and did some searches for “pure energy,” when I came across this post on AskAMathematician.com. See that post if you’re interested in the subject. Or see this YouTube video if you’re interested in the 1980s song/video featuring Mr. Spock saying “pure energy” several times. :)

Looking into Exxon (and energy in general) alvin April 24, 2015 - 7:47am

I’ve been looking at investing in oil/energy companies, including Exxon (XOM) and Chevron (CVX), and to do so I have to try to read things like this. (IMHO, someone at Oppenheimer needs to take a course in “clear writing,” as a few of those sentences sound like double-speak at best.)