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Ep. 1322: Ballmer gets fitted for a Santa suit
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Dave wants loud commercials
In a voice mail a caller asked for a car mode for the phone. Well most phones have a mode, it is called the off switch, or airplane mode.
Just like on an airplane you have to manually change the mode.
Hey Buzz Crew,
Beer in space might look something like this Alka Seltzer in zero-g. Skip to 2:00 min to see the action.
P.S. Speaking of the Senate turning down loud commercials, can you normalize the audio you play for commercials and voice mails by turning them up a bit?
I figured that someone would go literal.net on you and correct a couple of the space beer comments from 1320 but things went even more awry in 1321 so alas it seems that I am going have nerd out on it.
Bubbles rising to the top of the beer glass and creating a head is due to gravity. On Earth, the bubbles rise because the gas is less dense, and lighter, than the liquid. In microgravity, the bubbles could form normally but the bubbles would stay where ever they form. The real problem comes once the space beer is consumed. We rely on gravity and the rising action of the lighter gas to remove excess CO2 from our stomachs, ie the beer belch. If you drink beer in microgravity a bubble of CO2 can form in the gut and there is no gravity to help dissipate the gas. That is what causes the nausea.
PS If you want extra nerd points you could argue about whether fewer bubble might form because the liquid may have less contact with the container and therefor find fewer nucleation sites.
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