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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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: 24
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    12-08-2016, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    12-08-2016, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    12-06-2016, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Replies: 15
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    12-03-2016, 03:06 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    12-01-2016, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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
    • Replies: 21
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    11-23-2016, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. MARS: aka "paid SpaceX commercial"

    Is anyone else watching MARS on the NatGeo channel? I had high hopes for it, based on the commercials, then the reality set in that it was pretty...

    Started by RamjetFDO‎, 11-17-2016 09:26 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-19-2016, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  15. PSA: Monitoring screen time, filtering, etc

    Without getting into a debate over the merits of talking to your kids about safe internet browsing, enforcing screen time limits, checking browser...

    Started by Francisco Scaramonga‎, 11-18-2016 11:34 PM
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    11-18-2016, 11:34 PM Go to last post
  16. Nerdz & Tapatalk

    Why doesn't this forum show up on TapaTalk?

    Started by BA93‎, 11-05-2016 10:51 AM
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    11-16-2016, 04:52 AM Go to last post
  17. Building a new desktop. Any suggestions?

    I decided last week to build me a desktop. I have never really done it before and I think it will be a cool project. I saw a great deal on a video...

    Started by Intercourse with Gray‎, 11-10-2016 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-10-2016, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  18. TURN AROUND --- a total eclipse of the sun 8/21/2017

    Here's a map of places that will experience the first total solar eclipse in 99 years over the United States. More detailed maps are here:...

    Started by 1010wins‎, 11-01-2016 03:43 PM
    • Replies: 28
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    11-09-2016, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  19. Hotel hotspot, or what not

    I remember Rage talking about this. I never travel. Hotel is 13 bucks a day for wifi. Can someone explain again or point me to the thread on...

    Started by bnb‎, 11-05-2016 07:42 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-06-2016, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  20. Business website creation

    I was hoping for some recommendations or suggestions on technology or even the best search terms to find the following I want to create a website...

    Started by BA93‎, 11-04-2016 09:47 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-04-2016, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  21. The Google Doodle & Homepage Thread

    A. Doodle archive can be found here - https://www.google.com/doodles B. Today's doodle is a Halloween game. The phone app is a better platform...

    Started by Captain Ron‎, 10-30-2016 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-03-2016, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  22. The Great Rotary Engine Debate

    i accidently came across this video on YouTube, it's a young engineer giving four reasons why the Wankel Rotary engine was discontinued. I owned an...

    Started by mileslong‎, 10-21-2016 10:57 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 620
    11-02-2016, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  23. How Google, Microsoft, and Apple just saved the PC

    Some really cool devices out there now. Both the 55" Google and the 28" Microsoft Surface Studio appear to be incredibly innovative AND to meet a...

    Started by Horn Under a Bad Sign‎, 10-29-2016 11:53 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-01-2016, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  24. Any MATLAB nerdz in the house?

    I have a control system application that I need to model and my math skills are poor from not using any calculus in many years. I have previously...

    Started by davidg‎, 10-31-2016 08:17 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-01-2016, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  25. self-referential Nerdz thread - please fix footer

    Looks like you copied the style from the header. Remove class="mainmenu" and life gets better. <a href="forumdisplay.php/47"...

    Started by MilkmanDan‎, 10-18-2016 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    10-31-2016, 08:49 AM Go to last post
  26. Pet Peeves about being in development - need to vent

    boss: we need to measure production of the developers me: ok, lets assign points to jira's and do two week sprints boss: great, lets do it every...

    Started by blacklab‎, 10-12-2016 04:17 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    10-30-2016, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  27. $#@!ing Chrome

    I have a problem with Chrome that I can't seem to fix. When I open Chrome at work it syncs my personal account with my work account. I tried to...

    Started by RPM‎, 10-28-2016 01:01 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-29-2016, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  28. Software to help with code quality/enforce style guides/Code review?

    Looks like hound and code climate are the best I've found. We use angular/node/github. Anyone else have some suggestions?

    Started by blacklab‎, 10-12-2016 04:06 PM
    • Replies: 26
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    10-28-2016, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  29. GPS guided parachutes

    Rocketeer nerdz were looking for a solution 6 years ago. US military uses them for air drops that are accurate to within 250 feet. Why can't...

    Started by LongestHorn‎, 10-26-2016 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 196
    10-28-2016, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  30. Nerdz - that is what we are

    Fellow nerdz, what makes you identify as nerdz? I accepted long ago I was a nerd and have therefore adjusted my career path accordingly. I...

    Started by laxtono‎, 10-13-2016 05:19 PM
    • Replies: 28
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    10-27-2016, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  31. Question Amnesty

    Know-it-alls (which probably make up the large majority of this forum) don't like to ask questions, because it is an admission that there is...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 10-20-2016 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 28
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    10-27-2016, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  32. ExoMars Landing on Mars in 10 minutes

    ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrival and Schiaparelli landing on Mars Didn't see a thread for this. what sounds crazy is that there are cameras to...

    Started by mileslong‎, 10-19-2016 10:30 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 705
    10-26-2016, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  33. Website Frameworks

    From what I can tell, Rails is the dominant framework for creating dynamic sites, often coupled with Bootstrap. The analagous Django from the Python...

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 10-21-2016 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-24-2016, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  34. Petri dish mouse babies made from skin cells

    There could be some serious long-term implications from this. Some positive, some potentially negative. Still, I'd say it's a huge breakthrough....

    Started by Bolverk‎, 10-17-2016 02:53 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-24-2016, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  35. Side projects

    Anyone doing anything interesting? I'm drunk and considering grannyortranny.com. Hit the site and you are shown a series of pairs of image. The...

    Started by Goredho‎, 10-18-2016 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-20-2016, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  36. The Mandelbrot Set

    Who watches the watchers? Who's behind the door? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set David Gilmour with the assist for Arthur C....

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 10-14-2016 01:23 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-20-2016, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  37. Nerd Ads

    Who has any old ads aimed at us nerdz? Here's one of my favorites attributed to Bob Widlar, dont know if it was ever in print. I spent the first...

    Started by davidg‎, 10-17-2016 09:54 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-19-2016, 06:40 PM Go to last post
  38. It's happening!

    Started by heso‎, 10-12-2016 05:14 PM
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    10-17-2016, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  39. Math gifs

    Here are some math gifs that demonstrate concepts to get you ready for your Saturday night. Curve of constant width The Reuleaux triangle is a...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 08-02-2014 10:12 PM
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    10-15-2016, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  40. Tunity app

    For the travelers mainly. Scan a muted TV and start receiving the audio on your phone. Amaze balls.

    Started by TXSG8R‎, 10-13-2016 03:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-14-2016, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  41. Science and Math Anecdotes

    I believe that understanding the human element involved in the development of science and math make the subjects more interesting and approachable. ...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 07-14-2015 04:51 PM
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    10-13-2016, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  42. Intro to Set Theory for Young Students

    Ive been teaching a few kids (junior high age) basic first order logic. They have exceeded all of my expectations, so I figured I would add some set...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 06-04-2016 01:14 PM
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    10-12-2016, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  43. Bezos' Big Booster

    Jeff Bezos just unveiled his new rocket. And its a monster. Woof. That's a big bird.

    Started by RamjetFDO‎, 09-12-2016 10:24 AM
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    10-12-2016, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  44. Poll Poll: NERDZ: Colonizing Mars A presentation on the space transport architecture needed

    Rather than having this get buried in the Space X launch thread, I thought it would be better to have a dedicated thread to the discussion of...

    Started by heso‎, 09-22-2016 10:07 AM
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    10-11-2016, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  45. 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: 0
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    10-07-2016, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  46. The Phenomenon of Crankery

    I have recently had some discussions on cranks (also known as quacks or crackpots) in math and science. Cranks are not to be confused with simply...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 09-23-2016 09:59 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-23-2016, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  47. NERDZ!!! Ancient Skeleton Uncovered at the Antikythera Shipwreck

    Cool $#@!. I really wish I could go back in time and become an archaeologist or at worst an anthropologist. I think either one of those tracks...

    Started by Bolverk‎, 09-20-2016 11:09 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    09-22-2016, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  48. P vs NP

    Here is an interesting overview on the P vs NP problem. For the computer scientists, what are your thoughts on this problem? Does anyone...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 09-21-2016 12:16 PM
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    09-21-2016, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  49. Can science teach us everthing there is to know?

    Here is a video that gives a thought experiment along with a simple argument to challenge the idea that all knoweldge about reality can answered by...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 08-22-2016 02:13 PM
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    08-24-2016, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  50. AI Breakthrough: Algorithm Beats Professional Go Player

    I did not think this would happen any time soon. They haven't beaten the top players in the game yet, but Fan Hui is a solid player. ...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 02-04-2016 11:58 AM
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 1,901
    03-17-2016, 10:28 AM Go to last post

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