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Curses!  Distracted again!

April 30, 2007

Ever go to look up something in an encyclopaedia and wind up just sitting there for two hours reading stuff, only to realize you forgot what you originally wanted to look up?  Google is like that, times a billion.  I wanted to clean out some LCD projectors and the recommended product is compressed 1,1,1,2-tetraflouroethane.  Was it a hazard to the ozone layer?  Should I invest in a line dryer and use a small air compressor instead?  That’s what I went searching for.  And found…

Hooke – the Westminster School Science Magazine (.pdf)  It’s like a bag of chocolate-covered salted nuts.  Want a good explanation of what went wrong at Chernobyl? (complete with some excellent diagrams) How about fast breeder reactors, the science of breakdancing, a close look at helicobactor pylori, a beginners guide to wormholes, allotropes and the atmosphere, and much, much more.  All for the low-low price of nada.

Yeah, that’s what I needed; more reading material tempting me.  I never even heard of The Westminster School before.  Looks like a place that wealthy English people send their bright children.

Now, about those projectors…  looks like it’ll be OK to use the canned air.  Turns out tetraflouroethane isn’t an ozone-killer.

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  1. May 3, 2007 at 21:39 | #1

    That really hits home … I get off on Google jaunts quite frequently.  I am trying to reduce it as it frequently keeps me from other activities that I would prefer.

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