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Paging Larry Niven…

September 19, 2007

Via Geekpress, a report of a real-life droud.
(As the technovelgy entry on “droud” notes, this is not actually the application Niven envisioned.)

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The Telescope – Part One

September 6, 2007

As I’ve mentioned (briefly), I’m building a travel Dobsonian telescope around a mirror that I made with my Granddad back in 1982. Here’s what I looked like back then. (I’m the one on the left 😉
Telescope.jpg
We’re in the process of polishing the mirror with rouge (as evidenced by the red-stained pitch lap).
Here’s the resulting fine piece of optics, some 25 years in the future:

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