Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lasers: a retrospective

So, it turns out that 8 watts is a lot of laser. Since it is all focused on a spot only 50 um wide, this comes out to about 4 GW/m^2.  That’s about four million times brighter than the Sun (at … Continue reading

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On Speech Checks

This article is written under the assumption that you want to win arguments. If you don’t care about being right and having other people verbally acknowledge it you probably won’t be interested in what follows. Winning an argument is about … Continue reading

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