May 22, 2015

Zero To 100 MPH In 1.2 Seconds

A test of the launch abort system on the SpaceX Dragon vehicle.

The video below shows you what it looked like from the Dragon's POV.

Filed under Science | May 22, 2015 at 02:32 PM | Comments (0)

Pick Up An Extra K

Be prepared for the day when your neighbor tries to impress you with his 4K television or computer display. Get the new 5K iMac. Starts at only $1,999. But with that extra K, I'm sure you'll be wanting to pack on some additional GHz, am I right? An extra two-tenths of a GHz will cost you only $300, which comes out to only $1,500/GHz. Not bad at all when you consider that our parents and grandparents made it through life with only Hz, KHz, and MHz. How did they do it?

Heinrich Hertz
Herr Hertz
, or just Hz to his friends.

At the other end of the scale there is the MacBook Air which starts at only $899 and has a 1366 x 768 display. The $899 Air comes down to $377.73/lb. The base 5K iMac is $95.19/lb.

Filed under Technology | May 22, 2015 at 12:31 PM | Comments (0)

May 20, 2015

CCAC Advances DHS Welcome Sign

>18th and Palm Drive (1159)

In today's meeting, the Community and Cultural Affairs Commission voted to place the first new entry sign at 18th and Palm, shown above. There is no electricity at that spot, as far as I can determine, but the CCAC will be looking into solar power for the lighting. The new sign will be a rock with engraved lettering, not another one of those little green signs.

The CCAC has a special meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 8:30 AM at Low Desert Rock Supply, 65005 Dillon Rd, Desert Hot Springs where entry signs will again be the agenda item.

Filed under Desert Hot Springs | May 20, 2015 at 07:24 PM | Comments (1)

May 17, 2015

More Nude Bowl

Very recently shot.

Filed under Coachella Valley,Desert Hot Springs | May 17, 2015 at 12:25 PM | Comments (0)

Drought

Mt San Jacinto May 17 2015 (5204)
Usually at this time of year the snow has dwindled to a few patches on the north side of Mt. San Jacinto, but this week's weather brought January back to the valley.

Filed under Coachella Valley,Photography | May 17, 2015 at 11:10 AM | Comments (0)

May 16, 2015

On The Edge Of Desert Hot Springs

An ad shot at the Hotel Lautner on the edge of Desert Hot Springs.

Hotel Lautner.

Filed under Architecture,Desert Hot Springs,Photography | May 16, 2015 at 10:56 AM | Comments (0)

May 15, 2015

NYC Music Map

TouchTunes released data from their e-jukeboxes in New York City and the Wall Street Journal mapped it by zip code. Zoom out on that map to see the entire city. The Rolling Stones, Romeo Santos, and Vicente Fernandez are the big ones. Take a look at Staten Island. It's got the only zip codes that prefer Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Eminem and the Zac Brown Band. Two zip codes on the north shore of Queens are the only two for Metallica. There's one Beatles zip code along the East River in Queens. One for Marvin Gaye in Harlem. And one for Johnny Cash at the northern extreme of The Bronx.

Filed under Music | May 15, 2015 at 06:57 PM | Comments (1)

Consent Made Very Clear

Tea consent.

| May 15, 2015 at 05:21 PM | Comments (0)

Fundraiser For The Temple Of Promise

The goal is a modest $60,000.

Filed under Burning Man,Religion | May 15, 2015 at 05:16 PM | Comments (0)