Category: Unrelated

The Death of Dr. George Tiller

Dr. George Tiller

On May 31st, 2009, Dr. George Tiller, a physician from Wichita Kansas and the director of a women’s health care clinic in Wichita, was shot and killed during services at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita where he was serving as an usher. My most sincere condolences go to his family and friends. The responses of …

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O, Hai Internets!

Welcome to Relatively Unrelated! I’ve just gotten things started with my WordPress installation, installing related plugins, etc., so there isn’t much here yet. I’ll be transferring a couple posts here later today from my temporary blog location. My apologies for not having a good theme set up yet, but that’s what this weekend is for. …

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Minimalist jet-powered flight

In my previous post I mentioned Yves Rossy. Most of you probably haven’t heard of him. As the video below shows, he takes a somewhat different approach than the base-jumpers. Yves developed and built a system comprising a back pack with rigid carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 meters (7.9 ft), powered by …

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Did you ever want to fly?

Did you ever want to fly? No, not in a plane, or a balloon, or a dirigible. I mean really fly. I watched this video and thought that this is as close as a person can get right now to really being able to fly (though Yves Rossy comes pretty close too).