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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Anyone else excited for August 21st

    Solar eclipse in North America for the first time in almost 100 years. Wonder how much of the eclipse will be seen in Texas . Never experienced one...

    Started by Quagmire‎, 06-15-2017 07:40 AM
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  4. "The Art of the Deal" now available in Bot Speak

    Somebody needs to let these damned computers know they're in America now. They should speak Spanish. An Artificial Intelligence Developed Its Own...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 06-16-2017 04:33 PM
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  5. Hi Nemesis. Long time no see. Go home. You're drunk.

    I'm rather amazed I'd never heard of this particular theory before now. It's been floated around out there since the early 80s. And while I grant...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 06-14-2017 04:43 PM
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  6. 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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  7. Brave Browser, anybody using this? whadda ya think about it?

    https://brave.com/ https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/01/brave-browser-35-million-cryptocurrency/ ...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 06-18-2017 04:54 PM
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    06-23-2017, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  8. LIGO detects third gravitational wave

    Pre-Nerdz forum thread for reference: ...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 06-07-2017 01:39 AM
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    06-18-2017, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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    06-16-2017, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Fisker: Elon's Foil + Lithium Ion killer: Graphene Supercapacitors

    charges in 9 minutes 161 mph 400 mile range (40 miles further than Tesla's best) behold, the 2019 Fisker Emotion: ...

    Started by Hagbard Celine‎, 06-12-2017 11:25 PM
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    06-14-2017, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
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    06-13-2017, 08:32 AM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    06-07-2017, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  15. "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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  16. 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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    06-07-2017, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  17. The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained

    interdasting. https://www.wired.com/2017/05/rogue-one-hammerhead-star-destroyer/ well, I see one problem right off with this analisys...

    Started by MrPhlegm‎, 05-31-2017 05:19 PM
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  18. 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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    06-03-2017, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. Five Year Old Spelling Champ

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/bee-keeper--year-old-wins-regional-spelling-bee-trip/article_dca62a05-8062-509f-a351-a2cda66e93d3.html

    Started by TahoeHorn‎, 03-05-2017 07:02 PM
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    06-01-2017, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  21. 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
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    05-29-2017, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  22. 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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    05-26-2017, 04:47 PM Go to last post
  23. 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
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    05-22-2017, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. Nerd Humor

    Started by EastBound n Brown‎, 04-28-2017 12:55 PM
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    05-16-2017, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
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  29. 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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  30. 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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    05-10-2017, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  31. 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
  32. 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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  33. Feynman: Knowing versus Understanding

    Started by Dolemite‎, 04-30-2017 05:33 PM
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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Unicorn fails

    Death of uber?!

    Started by Texan_sf‎, 04-21-2017 06:10 PM
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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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
  40. 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
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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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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  48. 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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    03-27-2017, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  49. 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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