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  1. Orders of magnitude

    So, today, for the first time in my life, someone said, "It's two orders of magnitude faster..." and they actually meant x*10^2. *most* people...

    Started by Snacks‎, 08-09-2017 09:49 AM
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  2. Anyone else excited for August 21st

    Solar eclipse in North America for the first time in almost 100 years. Wonder how much of the eclipse will be seen in Texas . Never experienced one...

    Started by Quagmire‎, 06-15-2017 07:40 AM
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  3. Cybercurrency Trading

    I mentioned this in a different thread but thought it was worth one of it's own. This 20something kid I work with is a cybertrader for lack of a...

    Started by RPM‎, 05-28-2017 08:54 AM
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  4. Ultrafast wi-fi on horizon as scientists send data at 100 times current speeds

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/10/ultrafast-wi-fi-horizon-scientists-send-data-100-times-current/

    Started by Dolemite‎, 08-11-2017 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    Today, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  5. SpaceX to fly to Int'l Space Station in November

    >>HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) -- SpaceX's next mission is to the International Space Station. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based private rocket maker said Monday...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 08-15-2011 08:22 PM
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  6. Today, I learned

    While going to the grocery store earlier today, I learned about the "visual microphone" while listening to TED on NPR. These guys from MIT have...

    Started by Bolverk‎, 07-08-2017 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    08-12-2017, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  7. Google to announce ultra high speed Internet in Austin

    The city of Austin and Google Inc. are scheduled to make an announcement next week that sources say relates to installing high-speed Internet access...

    Started by Dirk Diggler‎, 04-05-2013 03:08 PM
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  8. Mechanical Keyboard Meetup Details

    Figured Nerdz would be the ideal place for this. Details:...

    Started by main(String[] args)‎, 03-03-2017 06:50 PM
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    08-03-2017, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  9. Physicalism (Materialism)

    Physicalism (often referred to as "naturalism" and "materialism") is a widely subscribed to ontology and may even be considered the orthodox position...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 10-07-2016 01:36 PM
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    08-02-2017, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  10. New MacBook Pro

    Watched the keynote today, really like what Apple is doing with the Touch Bar. Was much more functional and better then I was expecting. But then the...

    Started by Lobwedgephil‎, 10-27-2016 06:17 PM
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  11. What's in your "smart home"?

    I haven't really jumped into the whole "connected home" thing, but wondering if anyone has installed any cool tech that they love. Only thing I've...

    Started by LongIslandIceSIP‎, 11-30-2016 01:53 PM
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    07-25-2017, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  12. Dr. Steven Greer Interviews William Pawelec - Raw Video

    I have watched this several times. Its not so much what he says, it rather how he says and how he is able to put in it in context with body language...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 12-04-2016 08:29 PM
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    07-23-2017, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  13. Google Glass 2.0

    https://www.wired.com/story/google-glass-2-is-here/ There are many potential uses. My niece is an MBA intern at a startup using this. ...

    Started by TahoeHorn‎, 07-18-2017 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-20-2017, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  14. An Easily Testable Measure of Climate Change (provided you can wait 12 years):

    The Union of Concerned Scientists recently published some interesting projections which are pretty straightforward, and either they happen, or they...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 07-12-2017 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    07-18-2017, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Pale Red Dot - Proxima Centauri and its planets

    Proxima f'n Centauri. Our nearest stellar neighbor. Four light years distant. New data released yesterday from the Pale Red Dot observation...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 07-15-2017 01:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-18-2017, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  16. Science, Maths, Tech, and Philosophy Video Sharing

    I thought a thread to share our NERDZ boring videos would be in order. Only rules are: 1.) Most important rule: NO PSEUDOSCIENCE! Basically, if...

    Started by Yuk-Monkey‎, 09-21-2016 09:54 PM
    • Replies: 28
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    07-16-2017, 01:16 AM Go to last post
  17. The History of Computing Thread.

    Dinosaurs post your historical stuff here. could be a personal story or story you heard somewhere or know of from the past or present. What systems...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 12-03-2016 09:09 PM
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    07-14-2017, 02:47 PM Go to last post
  18. angkor wat & nazca are antipodal, with a 1.618 relationship to san francisco

    http://home.hiwaay.net/~jalison/sf.html nazca fu azimuth fu masonic fu golden section fu post-atlantean fu columbus avenue fu

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 07-04-2017 01:17 PM
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    07-08-2017, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  19. The Internet is Actually Controlled by 14 People Who Hold 7 Secret Keys

    I had never heard this before, is this accurate?

    Started by mileslong‎, 06-30-2017 09:23 AM
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    07-06-2017, 04:44 PM Go to last post
  20. Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

    Happy looking $#@!er, if you ask me. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/22/europe-birthplace-mankind-not-africa-scientists-find/

    Started by Dolemite‎, 05-22-2017 06:27 PM
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    07-06-2017, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  21. Damn Space you scary!

    Scary that it can get this close and not be noticed until it's nearly already on top of us (cosmically speaking): ...

    Started by MillerEP‎, 01-26-2017 03:28 PM
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    07-05-2017, 01:20 AM Go to last post
  22. Hi Nemesis. Long time no see. Go home. You're drunk.

    I'm rather amazed I'd never heard of this particular theory before now. It's been floated around out there since the early 80s. And while I grant...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 06-14-2017 04:43 PM
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    07-04-2017, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  23. Rudolf Steiner

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthroposophy

    Started by Dolemite‎, 07-01-2017 08:19 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-04-2017, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  24. Boyajian's star is dimming again

    As I write this. Sorry, on my thumbs at the moment. Can't easily paste links.

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 05-19-2017 02:51 PM
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  25. "The Art of the Deal" now available in Bot Speak

    Somebody needs to let these damned computers know they're in America now. They should speak Spanish. An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 06-16-2017 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-25-2017, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  26. Brave Browser, anybody using this? whadda ya think about it?

    https://brave.com/ https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/01/brave-browser-35-million-cryptocurrency/ ...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 06-18-2017 04:54 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-23-2017, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  27. LIGO detects third gravitational wave

    Pre-Nerdz forum thread for reference: ...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 06-07-2017 01:39 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-18-2017, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  28. Time Warner/Spectrum

    Had Time Warner for 8 years without an issue. Spectrum comes along and it has been absolute $#@! since day one. Paying for 100 megs and have been...

    Started by fluff‎, 04-30-2017 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    06-16-2017, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  29. Fisker: Elon's Foil + Lithium Ion killer: Graphene Supercapacitors

    charges in 9 minutes 161 mph 400 mile range (40 miles further than Tesla's best) behold, the 2019 Fisker Emotion: ...

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 06-12-2017 11:25 PM
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    06-14-2017, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  30. Amazon. Google. Apple

    Music. TV. Shopping You can throw in Netflix or Facebook, but right now the three giants fighting for your e-commerce are Google, Amazon, and...

    Started by neonmoon44‎, 03-11-2017 05:48 PM
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    06-13-2017, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  31. Math Puzzles

    I posted some math questions in a thread some time ago and was surprised at how quickly they were solved. I figured I would post some more to pass...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 06-08-2015 09:49 AM
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  32. "What if?" re: Cold Fusion

    What if we figured out how to do it on a commercial scale? How would the world change? Some assumptions: 1) We could only do it in huge...

    Started by Parliament‎, 05-22-2017 10:13 PM
    • Replies: 30
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    06-07-2017, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  33. The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained

    interdasting. https://www.wired.com/2017/05/rogue-one-hammerhead-star-destroyer/ well, I see one problem right off with this analisys...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 05-31-2017 05:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-05-2017, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  34. Igneous Italian Explosion Imminent?

    From "IFLScience" so take it with a grain of fine Mediterranean sea salt, but interesting all the same: Italian Supervolcano Is Far Closer To...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 05-16-2017 11:25 AM
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  35. Five Year Old Spelling Champ

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/bee-keeper--year-old-wins-regional-spelling-bee-trip/article_dca62a05-8062-509f-a351-a2cda66e93d3.html

    Started by TahoeHorn‎, 03-05-2017 07:02 PM
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    06-01-2017, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  36. Story starts with beakers; ends with Dutch hordes killing off Stone(henge)ers

    I'm always fascinated by how the telling of stories related to new scientific inquiries manage to put the "grapevine effect" on full display. A...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 05-22-2017 12:20 PM
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    05-29-2017, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  37. Question Original Apple Lisa 1 on ebay

    bidding is around $40k right now. apple lisa 1 systems are very rare, especially due to having the dual twiggy (5.25") drives instead of 3.5" drives....

    Started by The University‎, 05-08-2017 04:24 PM
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    05-26-2017, 04:47 PM Go to last post
  38. 2 factor auth - abusing sms for verification due to weaknesses in ss7

    apparently some savvy thugs have been abusing the ss7 routing network to redirect 2fa verification codes. fixing ss7 will be a bitch, so watch your...

    Started by The University‎, 05-04-2017 03:42 PM
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    05-22-2017, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  39. Nerd Humor

    Started by EastBound n Brown‎, 04-28-2017 12:55 PM
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    05-16-2017, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  40. Absurd Animals

    In the collaborative spirit of the Nerdz form, I'd like to start a thread where we post stuff about crazy animals. Why? Because nature & evolution...

    Started by Bolverk‎, 04-19-2017 08:00 PM
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    05-14-2017, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  41. Why does my phone take so long to boot?

    WTF does my Gen 1 Moto-X Android take around 30 minutes to start? I turn it on, get the startup screen, then I get a black screen with a white box...

    Started by RPM‎, 05-08-2017 12:04 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    05-12-2017, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  42. The history of cel and smart phones thread.

    If we can talk about old keyboards and computers, we need a thread dedicated to this. My first recollection of a cel phone was my Dad's 1989...

    Started by Parliament‎, 04-23-2017 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 31
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    05-12-2017, 07:07 AM Go to last post
  43. So I'm Learning Mandarin

    Approaching it from multiple angles. Doing the traditional language book "Practical Chinese Reader", which is awesome in a 1980s Commie way,...

    Started by RDCanecutter‎, 04-23-2017 10:06 AM
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    05-11-2017, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  44. What type of puzzles or games are most attractive to Nerdz?

    I know there is another board but this was aimed at games folks like to play that rely more on Nerd traits than first person shooters loaded with...

    Started by EastBound n Brown‎, 05-06-2017 11:39 AM
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    05-10-2017, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  45. MSFT event today

    https://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-event-may-2017/ Doesn't look like there will be any major reveals. New Surface Laptop is the 'big' rumor,...

    Started by Hellraiser97‎, 05-02-2017 09:03 AM
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    05-03-2017, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  46. Feynman: Knowing versus Understanding

    Started by Dolemite‎, 04-30-2017 05:33 PM
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  47. Blockchain - help me understand

    So I read an article about how blockchain is the wave of the future and will revolutionize all of our transactions. I understand (somewhat) the...

    Started by Lone Star‎, 04-26-2017 11:55 PM
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    04-28-2017, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  48. The 100 Greatest Lies in Physics

    I just published my latest physics book The 100 Greatest Lies in Physics. ...

    Started by RayDog‎, 03-16-2017 03:15 PM
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    04-25-2017, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  49. Unicorn fails

    Death of uber?!

    Started by Texan_sf‎, 04-21-2017 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-21-2017, 06:10 PM Go to last post

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