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  1. $#@!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 01:12 AM
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  2. 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 07:59 PM
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  3. 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 09:54 PM
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    01-05-2017, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 10:00 AM
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    01-04-2017, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 10:23 AM
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  6. 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 09:03 PM
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    01-02-2017, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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
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    12-27-2016, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  9. 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, 02:59 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 05:43 PM
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    12-20-2016, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 06:05 PM
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    12-17-2016, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 01:51 PM
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    12-15-2016, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 07:09 AM
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    12-14-2016, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Google pixel

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

    Started by wackawacka‎, 12-13-2016 07:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-13-2016, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 01:07 PM
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    12-11-2016, 12:05 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 09:02 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-08-2016, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  17. 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, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 08:01 AM
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    12-08-2016, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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 08:17 AM
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    12-06-2016, 09:09 AM 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 07:30 AM
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    12-03-2016, 02:06 AM Go to last post
  22. 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 11:36 AM
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    12-01-2016, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  23. 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 12:16 PM
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    11-25-2016, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  24. 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 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 21
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    11-23-2016, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  25. 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, 11-13-2016 11:19 PM
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    11-21-2016, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  26. 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 08:26 AM
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    11-19-2016, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  27. 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 10:34 PM
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  28. 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, 03:52 AM Go to last post
  29. 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 09:50 AM
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    11-10-2016, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  30. 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
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  31. 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
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    11-06-2016, 10:04 AM Go to last post
  32. 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
  33. 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
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    11-03-2016, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  34. 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
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    11-02-2016, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  35. 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
  36. 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
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    11-01-2016, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  37. 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
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  38. 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
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    10-30-2016, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  39. $#@!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
  40. 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
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    10-28-2016, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  41. 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
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    10-28-2016, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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: 737
    10-26-2016, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  45. 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
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    10-24-2016, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  46. 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
  47. 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
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    10-20-2016, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  48. 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
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    10-20-2016, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  49. 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
  50. It's happening!

    Started by heso‎, 10-12-2016 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 24
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    10-17-2016, 12:09 PM Go to last post

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