Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chapter 10, Page 15 Lint!

Not your average middle-aged dad.

You think I'm making this up, don't you? And, yes, that's my Dad's blog. One of them, anyway.

Sorry for the absence, to those of you still reading this (about half a dozen if I'm lucky). I'm hoping that graduation will free up my schedule somewhat, but you never know.

Oh. And as an added bonus for staying with me, try to guess what cartoon Mary's been watching.


Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...



Thanks the the mention of my Earth Day 2010 (celebration? commemoration? send-up?). I've been quite serious about lint, lately.

It's recyclable! And sustainable!

And now, some shameless self-promotion: "

A little more seriously: that post links to the 'lint' posts I've written - seven, so far, with another one coming tomorrow morning. Some are sillier than others.

Seriously, though: I've learned quite a lot about lint. And it really is useful. Sort of.

Dan ( said...

@ Naomi: Only half a dozen? Hey, I'm still here, and I know that I've seen Tangent has been lurking about... :D

@ Brian: You could probably knit a sweater out of the stuff, couldn't you?

Brigid said...

@Dad: You're welcome. ^_^ Whatever else you might be, normal isn't one of them.

@Dan: Well, with you, Tangent, Rudbeck, and Dad, that's four. Hopefully I have more readers than that, but with the on-again-off-again schedule I've been subjecting you to I don't know if that's the case. (Thanks for sticking with me!)

Oh, and I'm not at all sure that the fibers would be long enough for knitting.

Dan ( said...

@ Naomi: True enough, the fibers are rather short, but perhaps you could attach them to some sort of base material. Besides, in an era where the validity of nanomachines and atomic-level bonding are being argued by legitimate scientists, a great many things are likely to be possible. :D

EdorFaus said...

@Dan: hmm... nanomachines micro-knitting a micro-sweater out of lint fibers?
I mean, on that scale I'm sure lint fibers are quite long... :D

Dan (AKA said...

@ EdorFaus: Yes, I feel relatively certain that it would be quite feasible under those circumstances (nanites having such an unlimited range of applications, at least potentially). Not to mention it's being a Personal Sustainability coup. Now, as to whether it would be practical from an economic standpoint is quite another question...

Brigid said...

Then again, if nanites can knit tiny sweaters, they can probably tie tiny knots so the lint fibers could be made long enough to use for full-sized yarn. That is if the fibers are strong enough after all that knot tying.