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  1. Google to announce ultra high speed Internet in Austin

    The city of Austin and Google Inc. are scheduled to make an announcement next week that sources say relates to installing high-speed Internet access...

    Started by Dirk Diggler‎, 04-05-2013 03:08 PM
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  2. "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
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  3. Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

    Happy looking $#@!er, if you ask me. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/22/europe-birthplace-mankind-not-africa-scientists-find/

    Started by Dolemite‎, 05-22-2017 06:27 PM
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  4. 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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  5. SpaceX to fly to Int'l Space Station in November

    >>HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) -- SpaceX's next mission is to the International Space Station. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based private rocket maker said Monday...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 08-15-2011 08:22 PM
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  6. 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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    05-24-2017, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  7. Math Puzzles

    I posted some math questions in a thread some time ago and was surprised at how quickly they were solved. I figured I would post some more to pass...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 06-08-2015 09:49 AM
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  8. Boyajian's star is dimming again

    As I write this. Sorry, on my thumbs at the moment. Can't easily paste links.

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 05-19-2017 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 34
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    05-23-2017, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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: 1
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    05-22-2017, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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    05-20-2017, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
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    05-14-2017, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
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  18. 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
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    05-03-2017, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  19. Time Warner/Spectrum

    Had Time Warner for 8 years without an issue. Spectrum comes along and it has been absolute $#@! since day one. Paying for 100 megs and have been...

    Started by fluff‎, 04-30-2017 07:17 PM
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  20. What's in your "smart home"?

    I haven't really jumped into the whole "connected home" thing, but wondering if anyone has installed any cool tech that they love. Only thing I've...

    Started by LongIslandIceSIP‎, 11-30-2016 01:53 PM
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  21. Feynman: Knowing versus Understanding

    Started by Dolemite‎, 04-30-2017 05:33 PM
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  22. 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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    04-28-2017, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. Unicorn fails

    Death of uber?!

    Started by Texan_sf‎, 04-21-2017 06:10 PM
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  25. 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
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    04-21-2017, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  26. 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
  27. 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
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    04-19-2017, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  28. 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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  29. 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 09:09 PM
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    04-16-2017, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  30. Damn Space you scary!

    Scary that it can get this close and not be noticed until it's nearly already on top of us (cosmically speaking): ...

    Started by MillerEP‎, 01-26-2017 03:28 PM
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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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
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  34. Robots more nimble than the average shagster

    Looks like some badass wheelchairs on the horizon.

    Started by loco‎, 03-01-2017 03:00 PM
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    03-29-2017, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  35. 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
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    03-29-2017, 07:36 AM Go to last post
  36. 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
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    03-29-2017, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. "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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  40. 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
  41. Mechanical Keyboard Meetup Details

    Figured Nerdz would be the ideal place for this. Details:...

    Started by main(String[] args)‎, 03-03-2017 06:50 PM
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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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
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    03-24-2017, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  45. Amazon. Google. Apple

    Music. TV. Shopping You can throw in Netflix or Facebook, but right now the three giants fighting for your e-commerce are Google, Amazon, and...

    Started by neonmoon44‎, 03-11-2017 05:48 PM
    • Replies: 37
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    03-23-2017, 07:18 PM Go to last post
  46. 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
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  47. 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
  48. 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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  49. 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
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    03-12-2017, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  50. 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

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