First, an etymology lesson: hydrometer comes from the words hydro (meaning water), and meter (meaning a device for measuring). What the hydrometer is measuring is the gravity of your liquid, specifically. Gravity refers to the density of a liquid. So, for example, molasses, which is super thick and gooey, will have a much higher density than pure water. Mixing something into your liquid, like chocolate syrup in your milk, will obviously increase the gravity of that liquid. Similarly, the gravity of a liquid will change with temperature. Take ice and water: both the same substance, but one has a much higher density than the other.
I am a Senior Criminal Analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Justice in the Division of Criminal Investigations for the Computer Forensics Unit (formally Computer Crimes Unit). I am the Units Network and Server Specialist but I also work on Computers, Cell phones, GPS, Game consoles and Small Electronics. Anything that has memory or storage I work with. The line of work I do is very stressful, the average person only last 2-5 years before burn-out. Crimes against children is one of the toughest fields as far as stress and emotional drain on a person, so one thing that people in my line of work have to learn or be able to learn is to compartmentalize their brain, to be able to disconnect from work or it will eat you up. Our Motto is"We Exist to Assist", since our unit's main goal is to support the entire state in any computer related criminal investigations, and I have supported criminal cases from local Police to INTERPOL investigations from 3 countries.
It’s December, which means a few things: snow, cold, holiday madness, cold, time spent with annoying family members, and cold. Also, it means the last quarter of the NFL season as well as the last quarter of our inaugural Mr.Beer Fantasy Football Challenge! With only two weeks left in the regular season, we’re in the middle of some pretty hot conference races that should calm those Winter Winds for a little while. Remember, only the top teams from each conference move on to the playoffs. And with that, here’s a preview of what we can expect.
As of today, only one conference has clinched a playoff spot, and that’s team Green Machine in the High Country Canadian Draft Division. And what a season he’s had! Not only does he have the best W/L record (and is the only undefeated team left in the entire league), he also has far more points than anyone else. It’s looking like he’s the early favorite to win it all.