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  1. 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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  2. 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 06:11 PM
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  3. 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 04:14 PM
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    03-04-2017, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 01:54 PM
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    03-02-2017, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  5. Mammophant

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

    Started by Biff Tannen‎, 02-16-2017 03:14 PM
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    03-02-2017, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 10:50 AM
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    02-28-2017, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    02-26-2017, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 03:36 PM
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  9. 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, 02-21-2017 12:55 AM
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    02-23-2017, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-22-2017, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  11. Explain CRISPR technology

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

    Started by Parliament‎, 02-16-2017 11:44 PM
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    02-20-2017, 01:54 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 03:59 AM
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    02-19-2017, 02:23 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 09:13 AM
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    02-17-2017, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 05:19 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    02-15-2017, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  15. How stupid infeasible is my app idea

    Recently had an idea for a chat app that was inherently as secure as voice calls. That is, unless someone is explicitly recording there is no record...

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 02-04-2017 09:35 AM
    • Replies: 15
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    02-07-2017, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Lightbulb Could Shaggy Nerdz build a better forum platform than vBulletin?

    I often lament how antiquated and inextensible this forum software. I've also heard Bob mention how $#@!bersome it is to manage and add to. And...

    Started by TJ‎, 01-30-2017 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 35
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    02-07-2017, 02:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Real-time Facial Reenactment; Audio Manipulation

    I ran across this Disney video a while back and posted in the Rogue One thread. It shows how both voice and facial expressions can be manipulated to...

    Started by Blain‎, 01-11-2017 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-06-2017, 01:45 PM Go to last post
  18. Stupid $#@! non Nerdz Say

    I don't mean for this to be a thread about making fun of people because we think we're smarter than them because we've studied a subject they...

    Started by ut_ob1‎, 11-04-2016 04:48 PM
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    02-06-2017, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  19. cool interactive rundown of overarching physics theories and interrelationship...

    fun interactive map...particularly for lay people in these topics. https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150803-physics-theories-map/

    Started by sidis‎, 12-19-2016 05:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-01-2017, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  20. 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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    01-31-2017, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  21. Solar Desalinization for Fun and Profit...

    ...or maybe just for mere survival. Anyway, this sounds extremely cool. A technological advance that brings the cost of a "home desalinization"...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 01-31-2017 02:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-31-2017, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  22. Still not as cool as transparent aluminum

    The "Holy Grail of high pressure physics": Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 01-27-2017 12:03 PM
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    01-30-2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  23. Diamond batteries made from nuclear waste and Vanadium flow batteries

    Searched and didn't see anything. Seems like a big deal. Link Vanadium-Flow batteries

    Started by NaTe WHO‎, 01-25-2017 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-26-2017, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  24. COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling

    Did anyone every take part in this while they were in school? http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/index.html My daughter was invited by...

    Started by davidg‎, 01-20-2017 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  25. Where Is The Time Warner Is $#@!ty Thread?

    Searching on the phone sucks. Had the cable guy out because my ultimate plan is maxing out at a screaming 20 down and 20 up. He said the original...

    Started by NameAlreadyInUse‎, 01-19-2017 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-20-2017, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  26. So what's your current stack?

    for webapps, i'm using: server: ------------------ node v6.1.0 npm v4.0.5 express v4.14 webpack 2.2-rc.0 (+middleware, loaders, plugins and...

    Started by NEZ_bum‎, 01-06-2017 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    01-15-2017, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  27. Raydog's Zero-Point Universe, Vacuum Fluctuations, Unified Theory Thread

    Raydog has posted numerous articles, links, and explanations on various aspects of his theories over the years. Let's discuss them here. Raydog,...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 12-21-2016 11:53 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    01-15-2017, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  28. BOOM Star: Colliding Stars In Cygnus Will Create Red Nova In 2022ish

    Here comes the science: www.calvin.edu/academic/phys/observatory/MergingStar/MolnarEtAl2017.pdf...

    Started by TOR‎, 01-06-2017 02:20 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-13-2017, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  29. $#@!ty audio on Windows 10 VM in VirtualBox

    Any suggestions? I'm given 3 driver options by VB but only one produces any audio at all. I've turned off audio enhancements in Win10 with minimal...

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 01-05-2017 02:12 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-13-2017, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  30. Online coding schools

    Any of them worth a $#@! or does your resume just go in the junk drawer when one of those is listed? Viking and Launch School are the ones I'm...

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 11-20-2016 08:59 PM
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  31. Portable chargers

    Going to Germany in mid-Jan. for a work trip. I want to have a good, dependable portable charger for my phone and tablet. After reading some...

    Started by Leander Horn‎, 12-28-2016 10:54 PM
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    01-05-2017, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  32. Real Life Detectorist: Toll Booth Worker Unearths Medieval Norman Village

    Ok he's actually a real archaeologist who bought the site. But he did live with his parents, and he did work as a toll booth attendant. That's...

    Started by TOR‎, 01-03-2017 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-04-2017, 05:46 PM Go to last post
  33. Novae - An aesthetic vision of a supernova

    Incredibly this was only done with an aquarium, ink, and water, they're claiming no CGI:

    Started by MillerEP‎, 01-04-2017 11:23 AM
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  34. Shaggy CLINICAL nerdz plz splayn2me...

    Why, FFS, after 4-5 beers I can piss like Thor's hammer again? Seriously, I am closer to 50 than I am to 60 and if I stop drinking for more than a...

    Started by Grippe‎, 12-23-2016 10:03 PM
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    01-03-2017, 12:25 AM Go to last post
  35. Artificial Intelligence: Capabilities & Limitations

    In the last two decades, we have witnessed the rise of powerful computational machines, running programs capable of learning, and we have watched...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 10-14-2016 01:14 PM
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  36. Laptop -- 2, w and s are being difficult

    Have to pound the $#@! out of the keys or hit 'em multiple times to get 'em to work sometimes. Othertimes, they're fine. Anyway to fix this $#@!...

    Started by Swam4Texas‎, 11-02-2016 09:01 PM
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    12-24-2016, 03:59 AM Go to last post
  37. Android updates and device reviews

    I've had my Google Pixel XL for three weeks now. Reception sucks. Worse than the iPhone antenna problem from years back. I've had more dropped...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 11-13-2016 06:43 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    12-20-2016, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  38. Dinosaur Feathers

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/feathered-dinosaur-tail-amber-theropod-myanmar-burma-cretaceous/ The tail of a 99-million-year-old...

    Started by bmbmd‎, 12-08-2016 07:05 PM
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    12-17-2016, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  39. How Americans Die May Depend On Where They Live

    This is a fascinating set of maps where I just spent way too much time looking through. Basically, it's a set of US county maps showing the mortality...

    Started by Bolverk‎, 12-15-2016 02:51 PM
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    12-15-2016, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  40. Really cool Tech doo-dads, gee-gaws, and thingamajigs

    So I'm going out to the desert for awhile. I never know what the electricity situation is going to be like but I need to have my phone available not...

    Started by Horn Under a Bad Sign‎, 12-13-2016 08:09 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-14-2016, 03:21 PM Go to last post
  41. Google pixel

    Thoughts? Heard great reviews so far and looking to dump iPhone

    Started by wackawacka‎, 12-13-2016 08:46 AM
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    12-13-2016, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  42. Any thoughts on Linksys EA6350 wireless router

    Woke up this am with no wireless. Still had ethernet on the router but wifi was dead. Played around a while and updated firmware and got it back but...

    Started by AUinAustin‎, 12-10-2016 02:07 PM
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    12-11-2016, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  43. Knock Knock: Does China Use The Lowest Bidders For Their Space Program, Too?

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/astronauts-space-spooked-mysterious-knocking-9357985

    Started by TOR‎, 11-30-2016 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-08-2016, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  44. CSS file comparison

    Do any of you know an easy way to compare two CSS files and return any duplicate classes that have different styles? E.g. If one file has: .h2...

    Started by heso‎, 12-08-2016 09:01 AM
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    12-08-2016, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  45. What in Zeus' Beard is the "Internet of Things"

    one of our directors kept mentioning it in a conference call and i was too embarassed to ask

    Started by 5280‎, 03-09-2015 07:01 AM
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    12-06-2016, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  46. PSA: Tips for protecting your data online

    I know some of this stuff is pretty obvious to some of us, but thought I would share it for the good of mankind. ...

    Started by MissingInAction‎, 12-01-2016 09:17 AM
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    12-06-2016, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  47. Russia loses contact with a cargo ship headed to the International Space Station

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/1/13806300/russia-roscosmos-spacecraft-international-space-station-mission

    Started by TOR‎, 12-01-2016 12:36 PM
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    12-01-2016, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  48. Fun with optical illusions

    How many colors do you see? Pink, orange, green, and blue? Wrong. There is no blue.

    Started by Bolverk‎, 11-25-2016 01:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-25-2016, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  49. Meta-Thread for the Parents of Little Nerdz: A Catch-All

    Hi, I have little children. I am not a Nerdz. I would love for them to be Nerdz insomuch as Nerdz means they are exceptional in the realms of Math...

    Started by MethAnkles‎, 11-08-2016 05:35 PM
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    11-23-2016, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  50. Supermoon

    It's pretty bright outside tonight. I was impressed by the shadows created by the moon in my backyard. I was curious if I could read by the...

    Started by BA93‎, 11-14-2016 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-21-2016, 07:10 PM Go to last post

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