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03/06/06 - Fun with lasers, installing Ubuntu, and then a trip to the Museum of Science with Mel and James

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Bryce hunches over to play some Magic
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The green laser lighting up the carpet
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Shining into water always looks neat
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It shows up really well when there's some kind of moisture in the air
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Look at it go!
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Bryce and Brett discuss Magic strategies
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A weird tilted shot of Brett nad Bryce
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Bryce plays with a part of his jacket
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James puts together a deck for a tournament
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In order to get both the hard dirve and CD-ROM working at once I had to have them hanging outside of Kotoko on the floor
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Ubuntu installing
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This what looked like while I was working on Kotoko. It was a crazy dancing cat!
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Poor gutted Kotoko
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Kotoko boots Ubuntu for the first time
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Becky took this weird picture of me behind the desk
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James was late to the train station
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Mel poses with the T-Rex
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James makes a weird face
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"It's QRIO!"
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There was this creepy sculpture full of heads. James gave it a hug
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Mel decided to participate
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There was gum in some of the heads
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I didn't take any pictures in the Apple store. I inverted a screen's colors but felt that taking a picture of it would draw too much attention to myself
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Mel tries to decide what to order for breakfast... at Burger King
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"Excuse me?"
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James had a bagel
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James getting cream cheese ready
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Yep.... what a dumb picture
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The bagel used to be healthier than the burger.. until James got at it
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Mel takes a bite of her burger
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It's good!
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Mel poking some ad guy's butt
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This guy had a neat bike
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We found Mercury in the MoS's scale model of the solar system. Size and distance are both to scale
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Mel's floating in space
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That black hole "put your pennies in here" thing in the lobby
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A blurry penny makes it way toward certain doom
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Round and round and round it goes
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Almost gone...
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It's gone!
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It was really really full
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There was some stupid Star Wars exhibit
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X-wing from the front
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X-wing from the side
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Mel's in!
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A closeup of the stamp on my hand
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That weird "perpetual motion" machine
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The Cambridge / Boston town line
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James watches the machine go
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It does all kinds of crap
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Yes there are even gears involved
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Some neat machine.. it moves water or something
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If your arms go along these metal things you move your arms like a bird flaps it's wings
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There were stupid little kids everywhere
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So that's what Brett does all day
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Mel's sad because she's poking a cactus
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Stop touching that cactus!
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Some crazy raccoon
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Hahaha, this bird fell over and nobody ever fixed it. Hilarious
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Mel makes the same weird face as the raccoon
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A closeup of a stuffed rabbit
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Mel does some lame computer exhibit
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She's cleaning virtual pottery or something
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Prairie dogs!
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A turtle's skull! Mike thinks it looks like a cartoon character
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A hippo's skull
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A normal cow's skull
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Coaster class is now in session
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Mel and James try to find something interesting in the desk
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Mel makes a weird face
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James fell down
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Different snowflakes
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James made me a "computer"
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id: 13169 camera!
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I just left that there
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I doubt anyone will get it
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He doesn't look that threatening
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Mel drew this
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He's more threatening, but we couldn't get the reflection to go away
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That's where I left the "YA RLY"
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A cobra and a mongoose in battle forever
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Mel looks at tracks
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This special liquid shows turbulence
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Mel and James make it spin
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James got it going really fast
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All of the liquid is turbulent!
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Some solar powered cars
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Mel gives DNA a hug
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The new T-Rex
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He must be cold I guess
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Mel leaves a video message
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I described to Mel how to build my structure with a curtain between us. She only got it wrong because she didn't have all the pieces
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"Wolves and cougars ate our roast beef!"
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My attempt at building Mel's structure was a disaster
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The giant Van de Graff generator
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A better shot of the Van de Graffs
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Some neat tornado thing they added recently
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If you blew on it it would disappear for about 10 seconds before reforming
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A non-flash picture of the tornado
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A Jacob's ladder
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Some plasma
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An even better shot of the Van de Graff
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That weird light thing
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I took these by shaking the camera
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The new and "improved" electric show
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This guy was the host
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If you look carefully you can see some plasma in the air
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The guy raised himself up to the Van de Graff
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Some lightning
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Tesla coil?
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The best shot I got of the lightning
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Basically the same shot but not as good
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Some more lightning
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A smaller Tesla coil
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A cool computer case
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Robot dogs!
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Mel hates space
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This thing is so inaccurate it hurts
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The aquarium section had all these Camp Hoffman counseler names!
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I forget who Sharky is
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The virtual aquarium
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Some doofy statue
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A model of Mount Everest with LEDs in landmarks
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A really really old tree. It was about a foot wide when Jesus was born
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There are way too many of these signs
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Oooo, Mars meteorite!
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A flash picture of a Skylab model
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Basically the same thing as the "black hole penny thing"
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You can't mess with this one
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A neato Mobius strip!
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You probably don't like the probability exhibit
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Weird bubbles
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I like the bubble on the right
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This bubble is a Mobius strip!
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The sand is making AIDS!
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The sand pendulum in action
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A closeup of the center
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As we let the pendulum go...
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.. it began to resemble an owl!
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So we gave it a face
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Some stupid kids
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That cool tinker toy computer. Note the kid making a weird face
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The stupid Star Wars thing. Apparently there was a sign right next to me saying "No Photography"
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My planetarium ticket
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The planetarium thing
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Another shot of the planetarium thing
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"Where'd that asteroid go?" "You mean James?"
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A scale model of the solar system. The plants are scale in size only, not distance. This sun is the center of the huge scale solar system
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These creeps are molesting Jupiter and Saturn!
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A giant light bright!
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Well of course... we wrote ""
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The panorama came out alright, see below
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Well.. yes, I suppose it is
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The "miracle of life" area
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Mel didn't like this room
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Mel poses with the average height graph
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James on the seesaw in the "science in the playground" area
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Flash picture of the Naboo fighter
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A lighter, but blurry, shot of the Naboo fighter
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Bye Boston!
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We found Venus all the way on the top of the parking garage
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Quit touching it
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The Red Line makes its away across the Charles River
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Mel vs. Boston?
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A nice shot of Boston
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A panorama of Boston and Cambridge from the top of the Museum of Science's parking garage
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The view of Boston from right next to the motion machine
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The Electricity Theatre
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Stupid kids!
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James watches the motion machine
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James in some weird "outside" room in the Museum of Science
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Stupid yellow not showing up.
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