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  1. Unicorn fails

    Death of uber?!

    Started by Texan_sf‎, 04-21-2017 06:10 PM
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  2. 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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  3. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    04-20-2017, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
    • Replies: 39
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    03-27-2017, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. "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
    • Replies: 45
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    03-27-2017, 03:53 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 20
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    03-27-2017, 03:34 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    03-26-2017, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    03-25-2017, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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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    03-19-2017, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Happy Pi Day

    $#@!. I forgot to get pie.

    Started by Celery Man‎, 03-14-2017 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-14-2017, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Replies: 10
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    03-14-2017, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. Smart watches

    I just picked up a Samsung Gear S3 for use as a fitness tracker but I'll be damned if this thing is way more fun than I thought it would be. I've got...

    Started by Hmbre97‎, 03-10-2017 11:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-11-2017, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  24. 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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  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
    • Replies: 21
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    02-28-2017, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  29. 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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  30. 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
    • Replies: 14
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  31. 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
  32. 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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  33. 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
  34. 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
    • Replies: 16
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  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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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  38. 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
  39. 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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  40. 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
  41. 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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  42. 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
    • Replies: 6
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    01-30-2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  43. 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
  44. 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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  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. $#@!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
  50. 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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