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Artificial ingredients

Chemistry experiment Hearing people talking about artificial ingredients made me remember something that took place a long time ago. Back when I was in high school science class (no I didn’t ride a dinosaur to school), we did an experiment. We had a beaker upside down on a rack with a stopper and two tubes […]

Be thankful for what you have

Be thankful you can go to work After being off three days last week I was getting ready for work this morning. Yawning, I whined: “It’s Monday. I gotta go to work today”. It was then that my wife, Mrs Larry, commented that “It could be worse, you might not be able to work”. I […]

Is baseball getting too scientific?

Old Baseball

Science is getting in the way of baseball When I was a kid carefully attempting late at night to tune in baseball games from St Louis or New York on my AM radio that I rigged to have “stereo” speakers in the headboard of my bed, I would hear Harry Caray or Mel Allen talk […]

A great advance in computing lead to the bane of our existence

Fernando Corbato (yeah, I’ve never heard of him either) passed away recently at the age of 93. Fernando was instrumental in modernizing computing. You see, back in the day, even before I started getting interested in computers, people didn’t have a machine on their desks, much less in their pockets. They probably didn’t have a […]

Should a business be punished for an owner’s beliefs?

In 2012, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, the son of founder Truett Cathy, made a comment in a Southern Baptist publication that the company supports the “biblical definition of a family unit.” That comment and others he made ignited a boycott of the family owned business. ( I work down the road from the original location, […]

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