13 December 2006

Temporarily powerless

SWMBO’s machine surprised me this morning by blowing up its power supply. Handily, I had a suitable replacement tucked away in a cupboard, but it’s a clear reminder that dramatic failures like gronked hard disks won’t provide all of the excitement.

I also stumbled across a reassuring New Scientist article this morning, which claims that “crazies” are necessary to science, & many advances came about only because they had a relatively free hand (e.g. Copernicus). I’m glad that at least some scientists can see outside the bounds of convention. (-:

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