Because of the weight of the ends of the forks, and how they’re distributed behind the penny (closer to the glass), the center of gravity of the whole system is actually shifted quite significantly. If I’m right, it would actually have to be right where the penny meets the glass. This mean, in a sense, all the “weight” of the system of the forks and penny is resting right on that point, rather than out in the air, so if you balance it, it’ll be stable on the glass.
The difference between Science and Engineering.
Autumn leaves on the banks of Blackroot Pool, Sutton park, Sutton Coldfield, England
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gee….something tells me that he wont
Fili, Kili and Ori - The Battle Of The Five Armies still (Empire Magazine)
|—||Peter Jackson, probably (via airal-varith)|
Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”
AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE
I love this, when I first went to a help desk to explain my code I found out my problem when I was explaining it to the TA. She told me about this and I do it all the time it really does help a lot. Listening to what you’re doing instead of reading it puts a whole different perspective on your work.
friend: my laptop wont turn on, do you know how to fix it?
me: yeah give me a second
confused and done!Fili