I just finished the (online) Bloomberg Market Concepts course and it was pretty neat! Two finance professors strongly recommended this while I was in school, but I didn’t have a chance to take it. If you are interested in learning about the basics of finance and the global economy, then this might be worth doing. It’s free for students right now, and it’s broken up into modules so you can look at whenever you have time. 📈
This little beast stopped at the flowers and munched away a good bit of leaves and petals. I thought grasshoppers only ate leaves… so lesson learned 🤔 🌱
Monthly views of my Albert Einstein Logic Puzzle post hit a lifetime high of 755 in April 2020 (see plot). That’s an 82% increase over the average, entirely attributed to people being bored at home.
I had no idea that slot car racing was such a big business. This photo does not do it justice; this is a very large track… with a very slow driver 🚙📷
Following a terrifying Google search about spiders, it appears this spider in the yard is a Peucetia viridans. It’s actually very pretty and you can zoom in to see its little eyes 🕷📷
We made a highlight sheet for some of the diagnostics-focused presentations our lab is presenting at the American Physical Society – Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP) conference this month. Most of these posters are found in the following sessions: BP10, TP10
The primary magnet of the largest nuclear fusion device in the world is now 1/7 complete. General Atomics has completed the first module of the ITER central solenoid. Technically, ITER only uses 6 of the modules (hopefully, we’ll never need to use that backup module).
Making Our Fusion Reactor Better, day 352 of 320: yesterday, we attached the final vacuum flanges to the tokamak. As we pump it down today, if there are no leaks, then the year-long engineering upgrade is complete 😵
My HTC One M8 lasted about five years, but now we have to part ways. I would have considered replacing the battery to keep it, but the failure of the physical buttons sealed its fate. A great phone 📱