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I'm a software developer specializing in database & .NET web development.


Aug
9
comment Explaining to a five year old - why don't bubbles run like water
I see you're in the UK - you might want to watch the rather brilliant "POP! The Science of Bubbles" bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rtdy6
Jul
11
accepted Why doesn't my house get misty?
Jul
10
comment Why can't I slap an insect into unconsciousness?
@Jack It wouldn't scale up perfectly, no, but a big enough object would definitely cause a cushion of air to hit you first. It's for this reason that fly swats have holes in them - so you can 'cut' through the air instead of pushing it at the fly.
Jul
10
comment Why can't I slap an insect into unconsciousness?
I've stunned a bluebottle with a handslap before. It just stayed there on the ground for 30s before flying off. The strength of the 'slap' will be greatly diminished by the (relatively) large cushion of air that your hand pushes in front of it - this will tend to blow the insect away before the full force of your hand can make contact.
Jul
9
awarded  Yearling
Jul
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
8
comment Why doesn't my house get misty?
@AdamRedwine Oh, I know there CAN be clouds inside - large buildings can have their own weather systems! But if I open my windows when there's dense fog outside, I don't notice my house becoming foggy.
Jul
8
asked Why doesn't my house get misty?
Feb
26
comment Rubber band stretched produces heat and when released absorbs heat.. Why?
@Nathaniel Awesome find!
Feb
22
awarded  Supporter
Feb
22
comment Rubber band stretched produces heat and when released absorbs heat.. Why?
Can't wait to get a rubber band now! Next question: How many contracting rubber bands would it take to make an ice cube?!
May
16
awarded  Student
May
16
awarded  Scholar
May
16
awarded  Autobiographer
May
16
accepted Difference in timbre between 'quiet' and 'far away'
Mar
20
asked Difference in timbre between 'quiet' and 'far away'