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  1. "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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  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    05-29-2017, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
    • Replies: 12
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  14. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    05-03-2017, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  15. Feynman: Knowing versus Understanding

    Started by Dolemite‎, 04-30-2017 05:33 PM
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  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. Unicorn fails

    Death of uber?!

    Started by Texan_sf‎, 04-21-2017 06:10 PM
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    04-21-2017, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    04-21-2017, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
  21. 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: 26
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    04-19-2017, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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 05:48 PM
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    04-10-2017, 04:44 PM Go to last post
  24. 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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  25. 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
    • Replies: 0
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  26. Robots more nimble than the average shagster

    Looks like some badass wheelchairs on the horizon.

    Started by loco‎, 03-01-2017 03:00 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    03-29-2017, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
  28. 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
    • Replies: 19
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    03-29-2017, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  29. 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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    03-27-2017, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  30. 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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  31. "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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  32. 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
  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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
  36. 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
    • Replies: 1
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  37. 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
  38. 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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  39. 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 09:07 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-12-2017, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  40. 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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  41. 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
    • Replies: 36
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    03-04-2017, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  42. 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
  43. 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
    • Replies: 15
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    03-02-2017, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  44. 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
  45. 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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    02-26-2017, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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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  49. 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
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,228
    02-19-2017, 02:23 AM Go to last post

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