Archive for January 2003

2003-01-31 – Time to build a shiny thing

The gauntlet has been thrown.. I have been challenged by a collegue to make my “anti-gravity” machine this weekend. Needless to say, it has nothing to do with anti-gravity, aside from the use of a gyroscope being similar to some designs from the minds of mad-men, but there we go! The basic idea seems sound,…

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2003-01-24 – Measuring the speed of gravity

Two weeks ago, it was reported that the speed of gravity had been measured by a team of two scientists, one a theoretical mathmatician, and one an astronomer. It came out as the speed of light. (The Proposal and the Results.) This week, it seems that they got the equations wrong, and accidently measured the…

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2003-01-05 – TRIZ – the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

TRIZ actually stands for the Russian for TIPS, but there we go. Since they invented the system in the 1940’s, it is theirs to name! The Essence of TRIZ: Recognition that technical systems evolve towards the increase of ideality by overcoming contradictions mostly with minimal introduction of resources. Thus, for creative problem solving, TRIZ provides…

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2003-01-01 – Happy New Year! What to do?

Happy New Year to all my readers! No idea how many there are yet, but there we go. I think my New Year Resolution has got to be to destroy every computer on earth… erm.. Sory, thinking out loud again. Have had the worst time of it with Windows deciding that the 80Gb drive I…

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