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  1. Cybercurrency Trading

    I mentioned this in a different thread but thought it was worth one of it's own. This 20something kid I work with is a cybertrader for lack of a...

    Started by RPM‎, 05-28-2017 08:54 AM
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  2. Database Choice for Toy Project

    For grins and educational value I'm planning to make a simple app that will track workouts. Mostly going to attempt to rip off Fitnotes. Since I'm...

    Started by branthebuilder‎, 12-05-2017 10:00 AM
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  3. The Farthest - Voyager in Space - PBS

    Spectacular. Original principals from the missions. Tons of footage i've never seen. Hoping for a re-air to record it. A must.

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 08-23-2017 09:36 PM
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  4. Has Anyone Ever Had a Spiritual Experience

    I mean an experience that makes you doubt your sanity for a second. That if people were watching you, they thought you were on drugs or mentally ill?...

    Started by RubyMan‎, 11-14-2017 10:00 PM
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    12-10-2017, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Math gifs

    Here are some math gifs that demonstrate concepts to get you ready for your Saturday night. Curve of constant width The Reuleaux triangle is a...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 08-02-2014 10:12 PM
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  6. 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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  7. autonomous weapons

    ran across this just now looking for updates on falcon heavy. frightening.

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 11-20-2017 11:59 AM
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    12-03-2017, 06:50 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. WTF? The rotation of the Earth speeds & slows which might be the cause of earthquakes

    It's kind of unsettling to know that basic $#@! can seem so precarious. Scientists are about to test a devastating hypothesis: 2018 will suffer a...

    Started by Bolverk‎, 11-26-2017 04:28 PM
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    12-01-2017, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Starting a small business: residential VS. business internet service

    Long story short, my wife and her parents are starting a small business and will need access to interwebs at their office. I've been doing some...

    Started by Brock Sampson‎, 11-20-2017 01:48 PM
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    11-21-2017, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. Firefox 57 - Booo!

    Total new version so older themes and add on's don;t work. Grrr.... It's minor but all the bookmarks folders in the drop down went from yellow to...

    Started by AUinAustin‎, 11-16-2017 08:01 AM
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    11-19-2017, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  15. With the recent interstellar visitor we had, an idea came to me...

    It's incredibly difficult for humanity to build a propulsion system that is worth a $#@!. So sending a satellite out to the asteroid belt (much less...

    Started by HOOK'EMHOOAH‎, 11-01-2017 06:21 AM
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    11-18-2017, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  16. solving houston

    .... and on the 8th day, the dutch created themselves..... ...

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 09-06-2017 06:25 PM
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  17. Poll Poll: Mathematical Structures: Invented or Discovered?

    Here is a link to some interviews of mathematicians and physicists giving their views on this question:...

    Started by Axiom of Choice‎, 09-06-2017 05:33 PM
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    11-17-2017, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  18. job choice

    so I got two job offers. A) - large, old company, would be a sales engineer/proof of concept builder for their partnership team. Should be good...

    Started by blacklab‎, 11-02-2017 03:38 PM
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    11-16-2017, 08:49 AM Go to last post
  19. uptime

    anyone beat this?

    Started by blacklab‎, 11-13-2017 03:35 PM
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    11-15-2017, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  20. Watching 2 Neutron Stars Collide Answered A Bunch of Big Questions

    Neat stuff https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/two-stars-slammed-into-each-other-and-solved-half-of-astronomys-problems-what-comes-next/

    Started by Doc Reeves‎, 11-14-2017 12:09 PM
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  21. Stephen Bassett Disclosure Advocate

    This is old material so in hindsight, his optimism was not warranted. I have seen enough, read enough, don't need convincing any longer. My...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 11-01-2017 04:49 PM
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    11-08-2017, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  22. recovering an i Photo file form a crashed hard drive

    As the title suggests, my I Macs hard drive crashed, and I need to retrieve the photos for my business. I've had a Ca. co.quote me $1,200 to...

    Started by OnBoard‎, 10-26-2017 01:14 PM
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    11-07-2017, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  23. Touchpad Gestures in Mint 18.2

    I recently stuck Linux on my couple year old Inspiron 7359 (one of those Microsoft store "signature editions" that had no Dell software on it) that...

    Started by MadBurgerMaker‎, 11-04-2017 11:27 PM
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  24. Explain me something about Twitter

    So I've been tweeting as Traces of Texas for awhile. My usual Texas history photos etc... A couple of my readers told me that I need to create a...

    Started by Hornius Emeritus‎, 10-26-2017 10:59 PM
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  25. 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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    11-02-2017, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  26. 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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    11-02-2017, 06:54 AM Go to last post
  27. 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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  28. Tesla makes quick work of Puerto Rico hospital solar power relief project

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/24/tesla-makes-quick-work-of-puerto-rico-hospital-solar-power-relief-project/ This can't succeed, right? I mean,...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 10-24-2017 10:56 PM
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  29. 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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    10-12-2017, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  30. Dr. Steven Greer Interviews William Pawelec - Raw Video

    I have watched this several times. Its not so much what he says, it rather how he says and how he is able to put in it in context with body language...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 12-04-2016 08:29 PM
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  31. Google Announces Headphones that can translate 40 languages on the fly

    Pretty cool technology. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/04/google-translation-earbuds-google-pixel-buds-launched.html I would imagine that,...

    Started by Hornius Emeritus‎, 10-04-2017 05:46 PM
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  32. 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
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  33. The Ongoing Search for Planet Nine

    The story that a hypothetical Planet Nine popped up on my radar recently, and I thought it'd be appropriate start a thread on this ongoing search. ...

    Started by Bolverk‎, 10-06-2017 03:48 PM
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  34. 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
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  35. Unhappy Cassini: we bid you adeu and farewell to thee

    15 September 2017 at 1031 hours (on-board time) you succumbed to the forces of Saturn's atmospherinc pressure and merged with the planet you were...

    Started by HOOK'EMHOOAH‎, 09-16-2017 06:35 AM
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  36. lol texags runs IIS

    what's your preferred option for serving up webpages shaggy uses apache for php, nginx for files, haproxy for load balancing at work we use...

    Started by blacklab‎, 09-04-2017 12:13 AM
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  37. clothing for nerds

    https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Sun-Athletic-Heather-Medium/dp/B00943HKBG https://www.amazon.com/Trunk-Candy-Vintage-Tri-Blend-T-Shirt/dp/B01524JU68...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 09-03-2017 05:36 PM
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  38. 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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  39. The underlying invention is "Solar Sonic" deep-space multidimensional coded universal

    https://www.google.com/patents/WO2016097832A1?cl=en

    Started by Dolemite‎, 09-28-2017 08:51 PM
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    09-29-2017, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  40. Advice on Streaming Television Options

    I apologize for bringing what I am sure is an old topic to the table and I am sorry if my questions are basic. Read some stuff on line and a bit...

    Started by steelefrog‎, 09-12-2017 06:49 PM
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  41. 7,541 piece Lego Millenium Falcon

    Oh yeah, it's a real thing. 494-page instruction manual. 1,400 steps. 25 pounds. $800 https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Millennium-Falcon-75192...

    Started by tokamak‎, 09-14-2017 01:46 PM
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  42. General Relativity and Quantum Entanglement link postulation

    As I'm sure many others on here do as well, I was recently reading papers that are submitted on arXiv.org. Being one who is fascinated by theoretical...

    Started by HOOK'EMHOOAH‎, 09-15-2017 10:25 AM
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    09-15-2017, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  43. 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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    09-14-2017, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  44. Retro Thinkpad

    For the 25th anniversary - Lenovo is bringing back some of the past http://blog.lenovo.com/en/blog/retro-thinkpad-its-alive/ ...

    Started by AUinAustin‎, 09-06-2017 04:52 PM
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    09-12-2017, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  45. The Internet is Actually Controlled by 14 People Who Hold 7 Secret Keys

    I had never heard this before, is this accurate?

    Started by mileslong‎, 06-30-2017 09:23 AM
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    09-12-2017, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  46. Seems like the right place for this

    Started by RPM‎, 09-12-2017 10:40 AM
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    09-12-2017, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  47. 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
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    09-07-2017, 01:15 AM Go to last post
  48. Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

    https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/mathematical-mystery-ancient-babylonian-clay-tablet-solved ...

    Started by Dolemite‎, 08-25-2017 06:51 PM
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    09-01-2017, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  49. Problems with Dish login for streaming

    Curious if anyone else has had this. Was trying to add apps for WatchESPN and FoxSportsGo to my laptop. When I go to the log in with my provider,...

    Started by Hellraiser97‎, 08-30-2017 08:53 AM
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  50. Orders of magnitude

    So, today, for the first time in my life, someone said, "It's two orders of magnitude faster..." and they actually meant x*10^2. *most* people...

    Started by Snacks‎, 08-09-2017 09:49 AM
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    08-24-2017, 09:48 AM Go to last post

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