Archive for February 2012

Neutrinos & the ‘Faster than light’ results

So, these ‘faster than light’ neutrino results. Amazing that they haven’t gone away yet, and many papers are trying to work out why. Today’s update is that there may have been a simple hardware error in the sync cable Now I don’t think that the neutrinos are actually going faster than light speed, but… Firstly,…

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‘Death by Caffeine’

Just found this. It’ll be handy for finding the caffeine levels in energy drinks & nootropics, as well as a good laugh. So, what’s your poison? http://www.energyfiend.com/death-by-caffeine

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UP! 3D printer

Rather than talk about the successes of the UP! Printer, in this short post I’m going to post a warning and reminder. This is a neat little machine, but because it is a bought thing, unlike, for example, the MakerBot kits or a RepRap, I suspect I am not alone in not looking after it.…

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EQ8 energy juice drink

This is pretty much like the other EQ8 juice drink, but I didn’t like the flavour of it as much. Bit of an aftertaste, but nothing much. According to the can it is one of your 5 a day, so that’s quite nice. See the other EQ8 review for more details on these drinks. Got…

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Focus energy shot

Found this one in Holland & Barrett, for about £2 last week. Took it towards the end of a long day, to help with the last half an hour of driving, and to perhaps keep me awake for the evening. Firstly, we should address the taste. This has no sugar in it, and wow, it…

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Red Thunder energy drink

At only 30p a 250ml can, Red Thunder from Aldi is a bit of an energy drink bargain. It has 30mg of caffeine per 100ml, so about 75mg per can, a bit less than a strong coffee. Taste-wise, it isn’t too great, but it is better than most, tasting like a slightly sweetened Red Bull.…

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Coca Cola (Coke)

The world’s most famous energy drink! You don’t need a description of this one, unless you live in a remote cave (and if you do, how have you got internet?) Plenty of sugar, a little caffeine (in the context of energy drinks) and no extract of coca leaves (for about the last 60 years –…

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3D file sharing on Pirate Bay

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328506.400-pirate-filesharing-goes-3d.html Last week, Pirate Bay, the site famous for, well, stolen content (in the form of copyrighted content) added a new category of media, that of 3D data files. Anyone (such as me) can download one of these scans and output it to a 3D printer. This effectively allows the ‘pirating’ of physical objects. True,…

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EQ8 energy drink

Not a bad flavour, it says ‘lightly sparkling orange & passion fruit’ and it does taste good. Light and fruity, not watery. It does contain caffeine as an ingredient, though it doesn’t state how much (which is odd, considering even tea tends to say these days) but I estimate it to be only slightly more…

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The richest man you have never heard of?!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/02/08/manoj-bhargava-the-mystery-monk-making-billions-with-5-hour-energy/ This is an interesting read, to put it mildly. If you remember Red Bull suddenly appearing, and the miriad copies of various energy drinks that appeared after, this guy has found a new niche that is right next to, and possibly even bigger, than that. Very clever. I have noticed a few of this…

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