Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Nick Watson
118 followers
118 followers
About
Nick's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Why can't the fucking Red Sox ever get ahead and stay ahead without blowing it?!

Anyone taken the GRE yet? Any tips on the writing section? I'm taking it Tuesday.

Post has attachment
I've been saying this for years.

Post has shared content
As many people have pointed out:

http://xkcd.com/723/ and http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/earthquake-twitter-users-learned-tremors-226481

It's always nice to see real-life confirmation of your calculations!

I once heard a story (originally told by Kevin Young) about Gerson Goldhaber, who was a physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He was talking on the phone with another physicist at SLAC near Stanford University near the end of the day on Tuesday, October 17, 1989. The SLAC physicist suddenly interrupted with, "Gerson, I have to go! There's a very big earthquake happening!" and then hung up. So Gerson stepped out into a group of people in the hall, made a big show of yawning and checking his watch, then said, "Aren't we about due for an earthquake?" Before anyone could respond, the Loma Prieta earthquake reached Berkeley, and he became a legend.

My best friend from college is from Mineral, VA, a town of a few hundred people and one stoplight, which was at the epicenter of yesterday's quake. A few years ago, he moved to Sendai, Japan, where he got an apartment just a few miles from the coast. Fortunately, he survived the March earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. Last I heard from him, he was moving back home. He really can't catch a break.

Fortunately, it sounds like there's not too much damage. (Though from what I remember of Mineral, I can't help but wonder—if the quake did cause damage, how would you tell?)

Post has attachment
I find it hilarious that this page even exists.

Post has attachment
I love the Google doodle today.

Post has attachment
Another great question.
Wait while more posts are being loaded