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  1. 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
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  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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
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    02-01-2017, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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    01-26-2017, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
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  10. 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
  11. 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
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    01-15-2017, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
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    01-15-2017, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. $#@!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
  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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
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    01-04-2017, 05:46 PM Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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
    • Replies: 11
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    12-24-2016, 03:59 AM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Replies: 13
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    12-17-2016, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    12-15-2016, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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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  28. Knock Knock: Does China Use The Lowest Bidders For Their Space Program, Too?


    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
  29. 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
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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Russia loses contact with a cargo ship headed to the International Space Station


    Started by TOR‎, 12-01-2016 12:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  34. 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
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    11-25-2016, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  35. 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
  36. 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
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  37. 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
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  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
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  41. 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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    11-09-2016, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  42. 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, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  43. 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
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    11-04-2016, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  44. 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
  45. 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
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    11-02-2016, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  46. 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
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    11-01-2016, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  47. 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
  48. 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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  49. 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
  50. $#@!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

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