atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5490: It's 3/14/17. π for everyone.

3.1417 is a reasonable approximation of 3.14159265.

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Woke up this morning to a white world. Looks like six inches of global warming, still coming down.

I was outside, brushing snow off Mrs. Fungus' car so I could change her car's clock to daylight saving time. A robin--all puffed up against the cold--landed on the front porch and gave me the gimlet eye, as if asking me, "How the hell am I supposed to find any food with all that crap on the ground?" It even went so far as to hop over to a bit of compacted snow left by my shoe and peck at it.

Belatedly, I realized that's why birds fly south for the winter: it's not about the cold, it's about the ability to find food. It's amazing how you just don't think about something like that.

Yes, I'm a friggin' genius.

I put a few handfuls of bird seed on the porch. Maybe that'll help.

Anyway, once the snowfall abates a bit, I'll crank up the massive snowblower and see how it handles six inches of snow. I expect it won't have any trouble with the plow drift at the bottom of the driveway, either.

Well, hey, what do we expect? Winter isn't over until next week.

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Hilarious bit of nonsense about the communist "international womens' day" thing.


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Watching "fail" videos on YouTube, I've seen a couple dozen examples of people trying to open a bottle of champagne with a knife. They hold the bottle at a 45° angle, smack the edge of the blade into the annulus of the bottle...and the bottle shatters, because they're hitting the lip of the bottle, and one good crack in a pressure vessel made of a frangible material guarantees a catastrophic failure.

Done correctly, it just knocks the annulus off, with the cork inside. Of course, if it was done correctly it wouldn't be appearing in a "fail" video.

"Sabering", the process is called, and it's supposed to be impressive. I think it's stupid.

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Now the sun came out. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to go blow down the driveway now.

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