you can't take it with you

I live with an almost-teenager.

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fche | Tuesday 04 April 2017 - 1:23 pm | | eric | No comments

tiny little grey hats

I live with two computer hackers.

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fche | Thursday 09 March 2017 - 12:02 pm | | stuart, eric | No comments

above home schooling

As a part of our ongoing homeschooling experiment, the brats get a regular diet of physics education. (We're not quite at kinematic equations yet, but getting close.) Most recent was the standard weight-measured-by-spring-extension demonstration. We snagged some cute calibrated school-lab scales, and the boys measured this and that. They collected notes. They put things away.

OK, that's about all one can do on solid ground. It doesn't give people an intuition about the relationships between weight, mass, acceleration, or what we colloquially call "G forces". But what about not solid ground?

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fche | Saturday 26 December 2015 - 11:23 am | | stuart, eric, flying | No comments