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Calories, Schmalories - Part 1 - Thermodynamics

Poor, poor Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot. I mean, sure, we've all suffered through the equations for his theoretical heat engines in physics class. But the dude always gets snubbed by armchair and "professional" nutritionists alike when they start spouting off about calories. You can always tell they're experts on the subject, because invariably they walk up to a whiteboard and write a very scientific equation looking something like: Δ weight = calories in - calories out Of course, the somewhat more enlightened ones will be a bit more precise: Δ weight = calories consumed - calories burned They'll then go on to explain, in a very authoritative tone, how this is an irrefutable law of thermodynamics, and that a person can't lose weight unless he eats fewer calories than he burns, how this is all very well understood and accepted by all the top scientists, and so forth. And the onlookers all nod in agreement; I mean, after all, this seems so obvious

While You Respawn

To the tune of Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson Here's the thing You started out grand You shot someone but it was not a trend Yeah, yeah, while you respawn You had a ping of one-oh-nine I even thought I guess this guy is fine Yeah, yeah, while you respawn And all you'd ever hear me say Is you should find a clip or two That's all you'd ever hear me say But while you respawn We can lead for the first time You're better off gone, yeah yeah Thanks to you, there's a kid, a kid I can taunt While you respawn I thought I told you, don't camp so long I ever thought I guess he heard me wrong Yeah, yeah, while you respawn How come I'd never hear you say I just got a kill or two Guess you never learned to play But while you respawn We can lead for the fist time You're better off gone, yeah yeah Thanks to you, there's a kid, a kid I can taunt While you respawn You had your shot, you missed it Up and right, you must be blind Pull the plug, I just c

Wheel Reinvention Project Abandoned

That's right. The oft-neglected, painfully minimalist, and oddly spamophilic jeffevans.us will no longer see any new content. Given that Google is gradually commandeering the e-mail , medical archival , and interplanetary planning domains, it seems only natural they should absorb my smatterings somewhere along the way. Plus at some point I forgot how to write php, or at least read the festering pile of pre- CS-125 spaghetti code that comprises my source. Yes, I know the timing is highly suspect but no, this is not a joke. This , however, is... I hope.