Date: Tue Aug 18 15:22:10 2009 Back to Contents ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Author: Urs Lauterburg

Subject: Re: 1K20.25 Phonebook Friction

Post:

Bernard,

Safari calls my Quicktime Player to play the
Tesla WMV clip. It plays just fine, Maybe it's
because I once added Flip4Mac WMV from:

http://www.telestream.net/telestream-products/desktop-products.htm

It makes the QT-Player play all that MS-Windoze Media stuff.

Also the following link for a lovely outlook on
the future. No offence to anyone intended though
and of course it's way off topic. Anyway here it
goes:

http://www.snotr.com/video/2795

See you there :-)

Regards

Urs

Urs Lauterburg
Physics demonstrator
Physikalisches Institut
University of Bern
Switzerland


>I looked at the card pics -- the pics confirm my mind's eye view.
>However, I wished to view the Tesla clip. My "browser" (Safari) replied
>
>
>Some content on this page requires an Internet
>plug-in that Safari doesn¹t support. The
>application ³Windows Media Player.app² may be
>able to display this content. Would you like to
>try using ³Windows Media Player.app²?
>
>WMP rejected it. Would the poster please use a compatible format?
>
>I tried using Internet Explorer which replied: missing plugin;
>attempting to find and insert plugin resulted in
>too may script errors to continue.
>
>bc now thinks even less of Microsoft.
>
>
>p.s. Cliff try, please, inserting cards thus:
>
> X
>---------------------------------- X
>----------- -------------------------------------------------
>---------------------------------- -------------------------
>----------- -------------------------------------------------
>--------------------------------- --------------------------
>------------ -------------------------------------------------
>--------------------------------- --------------------------
> etc.
>
> X X
>
>
>
>[poor horizontal scale]
>
>
>
>
>Squeeze with thumb and other fingers at the Xs.
>
>
>The short cards remove the unintended normal
>force and, I suspect will result in your "side"
>method posted.
>
>Has anyone tried the suggestion of ripping out alternate 'phone book pages?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>On 2009, Aug 15, , at 09:00, cbettis@unlserve.unl.edu wrote:
>
>>I have placed a couple of pictures on the PIRA website:
>>
>>https://physicslearning2.colorado.edu/image/thumbnails.php?album=4
>>
>>Cliff
>>
>>Quoting cbettis@unlserve.unl.edu:
>>
>>>I tried this:
>>>
>>>I took a deck of playing cards (nothing special, just an old deck I
>>>found in my basement) and interleaved them one by one. I did this in
>>>the usual orientation one might shuffle a deck of cards so that half
>>>the long dimension of the cards was covered by half the long dimension
>>>of the other half of the deck.
>>>
>>>I then tried pulling the deck apart in two different ways:
>>>
>>>First, grabbing the very ends of the two halves of the deck with my
>>>thumb and forefingers and pressing them together as I pulled. the
>
>
>bc



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