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  1. 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, Yesterday 11:55 PM
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  2. 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
    • Replies: 15
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  3. 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 12:53 PM
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  4. 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
    • Replies: 15
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  5. 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
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    04-25-2017, 11:27 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Unicorn fails

    Death of uber?!

    Started by Texan_sf‎, 04-21-2017 06:10 PM
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  10. Physicists Have Found A Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

    https://spiritegg.com/physicists-have-found-a-metal-that-conducts-electricity-but-not-heat/

    Started by bernorange‎, 04-17-2017 09:51 AM
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    04-21-2017, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  11. large format Canon plotter issues

    BACKGROUND: I have a 7 year old Canon IPF 750 inkjet plotter. It sat unused for about a year after an error code regarding printer heads came up. ...

    Started by OnBoard‎, 04-15-2017 10:34 AM
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    04-20-2017, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Movies for Nerdz

    Obligatory This could easily go in Varsity, but I think this is a better place for it. What this thread is for are movies that are...

    Started by Captain Ron‎, 11-29-2016 07:30 AM
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    04-19-2017, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  13. Transgressing the Boundaries:Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity

    Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity ...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 04-18-2017 05:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-18-2017, 11:10 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 08:09 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    04-16-2017, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 02:28 PM
    • Replies: 31
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    04-11-2017, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  16. Obscure, unknowable stuff you wish you could know more about

    I hit an amateur scholar's dead end recently when tracking down a reference to a concept from Zoroastrianism, a subject with which I have never had...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-22-2017 04:48 PM
    • Replies: 32
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    04-10-2017, 04:44 PM Go to last post
  17. Gravity Simulator

    I'm having fun playing around with this simulator. How many points can you get with your system? http://www.stefanom.org/spc/

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 06-01-2015 07:21 PM
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  18. A Retiree discovers an elusive math proof - and nobody notices

    Pretty interesting article: https://www.wired.com/2017/04/elusive-math-proof-found-almost-lost/

    Started by MillerEP‎, 04-03-2017 05:00 PM
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  19. Robots more nimble than the average shagster

    Looks like some badass wheelchairs on the horizon.

    Started by loco‎, 03-01-2017 02:00 PM
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    03-29-2017, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Russia finally going to moon: Cosmonauts wanted!

    Russia is looking for a new batch of Cosmonauts for it's latest endeavor to finally reach the moon:...

    Started by MillerEP‎, 03-15-2017 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-29-2017, 07:36 AM Go to last post
  21. What sunrise looks like on different planets

    Brightside is usually a "fluff" pop culture website, but they have a really pretty post about What sunrise looks like on different planets. I...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-07-2017 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    03-29-2017, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  22. A lot of Americans donít know a single scientist. We need to fix that.

    Interesting opinion piece, inspired by the upcoming March for Science. (Cloak Room is --> that way; yes, there's a political tone to this piece,...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-09-2017 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 39
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    03-27-2017, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  23. Hawking- Humans won't survive another 1,000 yrs on earth

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stephen-hawking-humanity-wont-survive-1000-years-on-earth/ I think he underestimates our resiliency. But that little...

    Started by SBBruin‎, 11-16-2016 04:41 PM
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  24. "Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds"

    Interesting article in the New Yorker that has obvious implications for Cloak Room, but I'm putting it here because I'd rather discuss the psychology...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-20-2017 11:07 AM
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    03-27-2017, 03:53 AM Go to last post
  25. The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

    They don't come much nerdier than Francis Su, the valedictorian of my high school class (H.M. King High School, Kingsville, Texas, 1985). He also...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-05-2017 11:47 AM
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    03-27-2017, 03:34 AM Go to last post
  26. Mechanical Keyboard Meetup Details

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

    Started by main(String[] args)‎, 03-03-2017 05:50 PM
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    03-26-2017, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  27. Alan Watts

    I figure the people who come here would appreciate this more than those who would see it on the Bada Bing thread. ...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 03-26-2017 11:15 AM
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  28. synesthesia

    I think I have a touch of it myself as I've always associated certain colors with specific letters, numbers, and sounds. But this story is an...

    Started by Bolverk‎, 03-25-2017 02:39 PM
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  29. My next Smartphone

    Wasn't long ago every newest smartphone offering was LIGHTYEARS ahead of the other offerings of the time. Somewhere around the Galaxy S5 or so, that...

    Started by Parliament‎, 03-13-2017 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    03-24-2017, 01:50 PM 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 04:48 PM
    • Replies: 37
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    03-23-2017, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  31. Android Apps Webview

    I made a rinky dink web app for grins and am turning it into an android app for fame and profit. I have done this using the WebView class. I'm...

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 03-19-2017 08:51 AM
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  32. Happy Pi Day

    $#@!. I forgot to get pie.

    Started by Celery Man‎, 03-14-2017 12:05 PM
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    03-14-2017, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  33. Using Tree Rings to Predict Volcanic Activity

    From the bizarre cross-disciplinary exercises files, a cool story from Switzerland. Can tree rings predict volcanic eruptions?

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 03-13-2017 01:55 PM
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  34. Internet Of Things OEMR 3000 Client Identity Module

    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=HP35C&fileId=3499683996&osCode=W764&productCode=optiplex-3040m-desktop&langu...

    Started by Chester-Peterson‎, 03-09-2017 08:07 AM
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    03-12-2017, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  35. Smart watches

    I just picked up a Samsung Gear S3 for use as a fitness tracker but I'll be damned if this thing is way more fun than I thought it would be. I've got...

    Started by Hmbre97‎, 03-10-2017 10:58 PM
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  36. 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 06:02 PM
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  37. Help - My tech websites are turning into the Cloak Room

    $#@!. Every day it seems more and more articles are about Trump and less about tech and science. What are the good tech/science websites y'all are...

    Started by HoustonHorn‎, 01-25-2017 05:11 PM
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  38. If the Earth were to shatter into several smaller pieces...

    ...would the atmosphere just kind of float off into space, leaving everyone gasping for oxygen? (I'm assuming the size of the planet generates the...

    Started by FredtheMonkey‎, 02-22-2017 03:14 PM
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    03-04-2017, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  39. Composite metal foams (CMF) stops bullets, radiation and cures cancer

    well, maybe not the last bit, but it's still pretty cool. ...

    Started by bernorange‎, 02-24-2017 12:54 PM
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    03-02-2017, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  40. Mammophant

    $#@! this is cool. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/16/woolly-mammoth-resurrection-scientists

    Started by Biff Tannen‎, 02-16-2017 02:14 PM
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    03-02-2017, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  41. Explain Slack to me

    It seems to be all the rage but I don't get it. Is it just another chat client? Also why doesn't this forum show up on Tapa?

    Started by Buzzrock‎, 02-02-2017 09:50 AM
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    02-28-2017, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  42. 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 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-26-2017, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  43. The beginning of "time" thread (with and without nerdz)

    Since we kinda derailed the Stupid $#@! non Nerdz Say thread with talk about the definition of time (vs the understanding of time)... I figured I'd...

    Started by Snacks‎, 12-14-2016 02:36 PM
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  44. NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-host-news-conference-on-discovery-beyond-our-solar-system

    Started by Michael Knight‎, 02-20-2017 11:55 PM
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  45. Two Factor Authentication and SSO

    Does anyone manage a product that does this for an employer that has 500 - 1000 employees? Currently have info from Duo and Okta. Any...

    Started by Orange&White‎, 01-05-2017 01:56 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-22-2017, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  46. Explain CRISPR technology

    And please use small words. How does it work, why is it so important. Thanks.

    Started by Parliament‎, 02-16-2017 10:44 PM
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    02-20-2017, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  47. Accident involving self-driving car

    I was driving home tonight on 101 North through Mountain View about 10:30pm. There was a massive accident on 101 South. At least four cars...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 11-22-2016 02:59 AM
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    02-19-2017, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  48. Anyone running a PLP setup?

    Anyone running a portrait landscape portrait setup, like this? This is for work and right now I'm running a workstation that's a few years old...

    Started by Blain‎, 02-14-2017 08:13 AM
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    02-17-2017, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  49. EmDrive

    We discussed the emdrive when we were on bada bing. Thread didn't make it over. Some updates since then. The NASA paper was released, with a...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 12-13-2016 04:19 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    02-15-2017, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  50. 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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