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Jul 8 2016
87

Fun fact: the wheels on the Curiosity rover have tread patterns that spell out “JPL” in morse code. That’s right; JPL is monogramming Mars.

Jul 8 2016
29

I always wonder what it’s like to go through the effort of getting a PhD in a scientific field so that commenters can write annoying things like Read more

Jul 7 2016
2

These beings are so much fun to play with. Basically delicious, everything wants to eat them and also very smart. If you ever get a chance to go tide pooling and grab one to interact, do it. It’s freaky, amazing, amaze-balls-amazing and will leave you wondering (which is the real win.)

Jun 14 2016
10

Right? What’s the deal with this (science and) tech blog talking about trees? Trees aren’t technology, so therefore the audience here doesn’t need to know about trees.

Jun 14 2016
7

Whatever. I mean, what have trees done for me lately? Nothing. I can tell you that. There is only one I know about that I can even hide behind. Fuck trees.

May 27 2016
1

Fun facts: The Hydrogen nucleus consists of a single proton. Two such atoms repel each other due to the electrostatic force. If you slam them together hard enough to overcome this repulsion (high temperature) they get close enough for the strong nuclear force to lock them together forming the next heavier element,

May 27 2016
7

I can see via the star distribution here that the Know-Nothings have decided to make an issue about this, but I just wanted to say that
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May 27 2016
15

First of all, ‘the best and the brightest’ is a pretty arbitrary metric. Secondly, people who come from different cultures think about the world in drastically different ways. There are so many psychological papers on this that it should just be common knowledge to anyone who has even the vaguest understanding of Read more

May 12 2016
27

To be fair, the traditional sanding methods would be god awfully boring, not to mention add days of effort on his part. It isn’t key to the forging process, which is what he is showcasing here.

May 6 2016
10

How is that in any way a “car”? It’s just an airplane that “anyone” can fly. There is a long and sad history of people trying to make an everyman plane. Most notable was the 1940 Ercoupe, made by the Engineering and Research Company of Maryland. It was a spin-proof design with no rudder pedals; you sort of drove it

Mar 29 2016
1

That’s really impressive. A 52 mechanical engineer/scientist. And just after that you tell me not to rely on authorities. Tell me, does your IQ of 142 extend to understanding cognitive dissonance? But since we’re whipping it out, I’ve been publishing professionally (that’s in peer-reviewed journals) on palaeontology, Read more

Mar 14 2016
7

Do you have the same disrespect for people who quilt or needlepoint? Get that stick out of your ass, there are plenty of good reasons to hate people, this isn't one of them.

Mar 14 2016
4

lol, why not both? Just because a page of one of those books likely takes hours doesn't mean you can't do it for 15-30 minutes once in a while. During football season I play minecraft or doodle in a coloring book while the BF watches a game here and there and I still have plenty of time to go camping or get the canoe Read more