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Date:2006-09-18 23:01
Subject:Is there an option without safe search?
Mood: amused

As memes go, this one is spif. It finds images for your interests. I think it found a rather nice figure of Maxwell's Equations.

My Interests Collage!Collapse )

Create your own! Originally Written By ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by darkman424

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Date:2005-12-04 20:03
Subject:Apparently I'm a Superhero

You scored as James Bond, Agent 007. James Bond is MI6's best agent, a suave, sophisticated super spy with charm, cunning, and a license's to kill. He doesn't care about rules or regulations and somewhat amoral. He does care about saving humanity though, as well as the beautiful women who fill his world. Bond has expensive tastes, a wide knowledge of many subjects, and his usually armed with a clever gadget and an appropriate one-liner.


James Bond, Agent 007


Lara Croft


Batman, the Dark Knight


Indiana Jones


Captain Jack Sparrow


Neo, the "One"


El Zorro


The Terminator


The Amazing Spider-Man




William Wallace


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
created with QuizFarm.

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Date:2005-02-08 09:32
Subject:Vacuum Plasma Spraying (VPS)

VPS is a fabrication technique used to build up solid parts from powdered metals and ceramics. The fabrication is performed by a robot arm wielding a plasma torch inside a vacuum chamber. The low pressure permits a rarefied plasma, which has a high temperature but very little hot material, to lay down a coating on a part without melting the target. The technique is useful when working with metals that do not alloy when melted and stirred together (e.g. titanium alumnide, because the metals are like oil and water when liquid, so other techniques are required to alloy them.) VPS is also effective when building up Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) or Metal Ceramic Composites (MCC), by shooting a metal plasma through a mesh of metal or ceramic fibers. VPS is also well suited to combining reactive materials, since the temperature and pressure of the plasma across precipitation to a solid is controllable, the conditions provide an ideal environment for materials to uniformly react. Since most engineered ceramics are unit solids with covalent bonds, VPS is suited to reactive ceramic coating of finished parts [e.g. diamond coating, or inlay of sapphire and spinel crystals into "holes" in metal parts. New missile nose-cones made from spinels allow forward-looking radar to pass, but withstand the stress and heat encountered when closing on a target at speeds above Mach 6 in an atmosphere.]

Fabrication of parts to near-net dimensions in a vacuum chamber, followed by grinding or electro-polishing to finished tolerances, is an expensive way to build. The size of vacuum chambers, and the time required for contaminants to "out gas" from the inner walls of the vacuum chamber, limit the scale of production. Currently, the technique is suitable for parts up to 20cm on the longest dimension. However, this is acceptable for low volume (one-off) production of high spec parts, such as combustion chamber and thruster nozzle units for communication satellites. Research is underway to scale the technique to larger dimensions or faster cycle rates.

If you'd like to geek out, you can read about it at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=ceramic+matrix+vps

Or if you're not a material science geek, check out _taraisawesome's boyfriend's band. Their initials are VPS but she didn't say what that stands for.

I also mentioned spinel mineral crystals, which are a class of minerals including ruby. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&rls=GGLD%2CGGLD%3A2003-33%2CGGLD%3Aen&q=spinel+armor&btnG=Search These minerals are the subject of a great deal of research for military applications, because they make excellent armor glass. The aluminum based spinels are especially promising for multi-hit survivability, and may be hot-press or sinter processed from powdered raw materials. If you need a windshield for a rocket car, this class of materials is a good candidate.

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Date:2004-05-27 19:17

From furikku's list of cool quizes, a few weeks old:

I took the most accurate villain personality test

created by:
The Arch Villainess Gracie

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Date:2004-05-04 22:01
Subject:Another big surprise.... Thanks

You Are A Lesbian

Okay, game's up. You were just playing along with this quiz.

You're a lesbian, and you know it... or at least you should.

You're all about women - and you don't need a man for much.

That's what vibes, strap-ons, fingers, and tongues are for.

Should You Go Lesbian?

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Date:2004-03-16 20:30

anal porn star

You Should Star in Anal Porn!

Get out the two headed dildo,

And start that camera rolling!

What Porn Should *You* Star In?

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Date:2004-03-16 20:14
Subject:Um, yeah... what the quiz said

You're missing the point.
Do you even surf?

How "Hardcore" Are You (Surfing)?
brought to you by Quizilla

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Date:2004-03-11 19:15
Subject:and... What a total surprise!


You are Speed!

So what if your face looks like a before photo for Proactiv?

You've got the juice to stay up and screw all night long.

But with skin like yours, the only action you'll get is a frenzied cleaning spree.

What Drug Are You?

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Date:2004-03-11 19:09
Subject:Just to clarify...

wet pussy

You Have a Wet Pussy!

You've got the type of pussy guys never forget.

No need for flowers or foreplay, you're already wet.

You call yourself "natural Astroglide."

You're always ready to have something inside.

What Kind of Pussy Do *You* Have?

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Date:2004-03-11 19:04
Subject:Axl said it best: "Sometimes these girls are just so easy."

The shopping list by darksquall
Favourite place to shop
The first thing you put into your trolleyNorrington’s wig powder
The second thing you put into your trolleyA Cornish pasty
The third thing you put into your trolleyAya’s assassin outfit
The fourth thing you put into your trolleyCinnamon lube
What the checkout girl thinks of you.She thinks "Rip my clothes off and do me now!"
Created with quill18's MemeGen 3.0!

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Date:2004-03-11 01:17
Subject:Why think, when you can answer multiple choice questions?

Slippery When Wet

Your Sign Is: Slippery When Wet

You're hot and sensual, and not exactly shy about it

You show off your assets constantly, and take whatever comes from it

"Work it" is a concept you've perfected, and you're the sexiest person everyone knows

You're shameless in how far you are willing to flirt... often with messy consequences

What's Your Street Sign?

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Date:2004-03-09 20:56
Subject:Non work-safe fun

Depending on where you work. At least read up at http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Goatse.cx for historical perspective about life, the internet, and everything. Google searches are fun and informative.

Which adorable bunny is GynoStretcHer?
GynoStretcHer is:
Your name:
Brought to you by adorableBunnies.com

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Date:2004-02-29 20:38
Subject:I've become a quiz whore, shoot me now.

sweet talker

Your Seduction Stye: "Sweet Talker"

Your seduction technique can be summed up with "charm"

You know that if you have the chance to talk to someone...

Well, you won't be talking for long! ;-)

You're great at telling potential lovers what they want to hear

Partially, because you're a great reflective listener and good at complementing

The other part of your formula? Focusing your conversation completely on the other person.

Your "sweet talking" ways have taken you far in romance - and in life

You can finess your way through any difficult situation, with a smile on your face.

Speeding tickets, job interviews... bring it on! You truly live a *charmed life*

What Kind of Seducer Are You?

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Date:2004-02-29 20:11
Subject:Tan & Black (Is my beer upside down?)
Mood: accomplished

I feel like Thomas freak'n Edison. I just discovered a combination of Stout and Ale that floats the Ale! Eurika!

It turns out that Czarist style Imperial Stouts are heavier than Ale. In fact, I'm looking at a rather enticing quart mug of Tan & Black just now. The bottom third of the mug is Stone Imperial Stout [from the makers of Arrogant Bastard Ale, in St. Marcos CA, arrogantbastard.com] while the top 2 thirds of the mug efervesces with the golden-red hues of George Killian's finest.

Gulp after gulp, the massive Imperial Stout slides back to the bottom of the mug with hardly a wisp of mixing. Like oil and water... except the oil sinks to the bottom.

This may be the coolest kitchen chemistry experiment since home-milled anthrax. Incidentally, a hand full of stainless ball bearings and a polypropelene cyclist water bottle, and you too can make a ball mill that produces sub-micron powders. It isn't rocket science... but rocket scientist and fireworks enthusiasts may have used the trick before jet mills were common.

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Date:2004-02-22 19:09
Subject:Post, damnit!

So everybody keeps asking, "Why do you never post anything?"

So today I made time to post.

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