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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
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  4. 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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  5. 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
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    08-12-2017, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    08-02-2017, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
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  9. 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
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  10. 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
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    07-18-2017, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. Rudolf Steiner

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

    Started by Dolemite‎, 07-01-2017 08:19 PM
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  13. "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
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  14. 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
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  15. LIGO detects third gravitational wave

    Pre-Nerdz forum thread for reference: ...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 06-07-2017 01:39 AM
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    06-18-2017, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    06-14-2017, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. "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
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    06-07-2017, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
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    06-05-2017, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  20. 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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  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Replies: 12
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  24. 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
    • Replies: 12
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    05-22-2017, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  25. Nerd Humor

    Started by EastBound n Brown‎, 04-28-2017 12:55 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    05-16-2017, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  26. 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: 24
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    05-14-2017, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
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    05-12-2017, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Feynman: Knowing versus Understanding

    Started by Dolemite‎, 04-30-2017 05:33 PM
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  33. 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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  34. 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
  35. Unicorn fails

    Death of uber?!

    Started by Texan_sf‎, 04-21-2017 06:10 PM
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  36. 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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  37. 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
  38. 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 08:30 AM
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    04-19-2017, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  39. 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
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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Robots more nimble than the average shagster

    Looks like some badass wheelchairs on the horizon.

    Started by loco‎, 03-01-2017 03:00 PM
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    03-29-2017, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  43. 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
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    03-29-2017, 07:36 AM Go to last post
  44. 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 02:55 PM
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    03-29-2017, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  45. 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 12:55 PM
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  46. 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 05:41 PM
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  47. "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 12:07 PM
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    03-27-2017, 03:53 AM Go to last post
  48. 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 12:47 PM
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    03-27-2017, 03:34 AM Go to last post
  49. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    03-26-2017, 11:21 AM Go to last post

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