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Mars Retrograde 2018: What You Need to Know | Teen Vogue
TIL that TEEN VOGUE has a surprisingly good astrology section. If everything's gone catastrophically weird the last couple of days, this is why.
woo  natureoftruth  nerd  astronomy 
19 days ago by gominokouhai
Rai stones | Wikipedia
"Because these stones are too large to move, buying an item with one simply involves agreeing that the ownership has changed. As long as the transaction is recorded in the oral history, it will now be owned by the person it is passed on to and no physical movement of the stone is required."

TIL that the Micronesian islanders invented the blockchain.
economy  capitalism  tech  nerd  silly 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
The Food Lab: The Road To Better Risotto | Serious Eats
Now this is how you do a cookery blog. And also how you do a risotto. Nom.
food  blog  cooking  science  nerd 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
Scientists Reveal That Quantum Time Travel Exists | Perfect Edition
No they don't, but quantum computation might be possible along open timelike curves in addition to closed ones, which themselves might or might not exist.
science  tech  nerd  computing 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
The American Chopper meme, explained | Vox
Apparently it's all about Socratic dialectics. And rednecks with Hulkamania moustaches throwing chairs at each other. Personally, of course, I favour the Downfall meme as a best fit for my own personal style of philosophical discourse.
philosophy  nerd  meme  socialmedia  millennials  language  #getoffmylawn  culture  internet 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
London's Hidden Tunnels Revealed In Amazing Cutaways | Londonist
"It is often said that London is an infrastructural palimpsest". Is it? Is it really?
nerd  maps  coolstuff  art 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
'The Prisoner' Has Superbly Outlived Its Original Context | Pop Matters
"this heady concoction of existentialism, psychedelia, espionage, and British eccentricity"
tv  culture  writing  books  nerd  satire 
march 2018 by gominokouhai
Humanity Star - Orbit | Heavens Above
Heavens-above had this in the database as OBJECT F until this morning. There were three satellites from that launch with similar orbital characteristics and I couldn't be sure which was which. Now nicely updated and even with a link from the front page. No passes visible from the UK in the next good long while.
spaaace  coolstuff  tech  nerd 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
Cyberpunk Anime: A Huge List of Everything | Exolymph
TODO: 1) install superfast fibre broadband 2) take several weeks off work
cyberpunk  tv  movies  nerd 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
On the effectiveness of aluminium foil helmets: an empirical study
"These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use".
science  silly  nerd  coolstuff  tech 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Star Trek Beyond Trailer #2 (2016) | YouTube
I watched it with the sound off, which is the best way to appreciate Abramsverse Trek, and was satisfied. Then I watched it with the sound on and HOLY SHIT they might actually have made a good Star Trek movie. At the very least, they seem to be developing their own plots. (You just know that Pegg was responsible.) My default policy, as always, is cautious optimism.
scifi  movies  startrek  nerd 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
Boldly going to television: First teaser for ‘STAR TREK’ series | One. Perfect. Shot.
Can I slingshot around the sun at high warp so this comes faster? No new information, except possibly a tantalizing hint when they say "new crews" plural. What I do know is that it probably isn't STAR TREK: EMPIRE, because I haven't sold it yet.
startrek  tv  coolstuff  scifi  nerd 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
At Harvey Mudd College, the Ratio of Women in Computer Science Increased from 10% to 40% in 5 Years — Backchannel — Medium
Fantastic article, with specific, detailed action points. More of this please. (The only way this could be nerdier is if it were Harcourt Fenton Mudd College.)
nerd  tech  feminism  education 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Rail Geography
Mutable isochronic maps of travel time between selected cities. This is amazing.
nerd  maps  topography  coolstuff  northofwatford  politics  identity 
october 2015 by gominokouhai
Alien | Typeset In The Future
A brilliant look at the Semiotic Standard, and an awful lot of Futura.
coolstuff  film  movies  nerd  scifi  typography 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
I CAN SWING MY SWORD! (Minecraft Song) | Youtube
Earworm alert. I don't know why this is so catchy, but it is.
music  nerd  minecraft  video 
july 2013 by gominokouhai
Origami Klein Bottle
Apparently Cliff Stoll has a website, and it's everything I would have imagined except that it's about Klein bottles. Including this one. @iamtef, I'm looking at you.
nerd 
may 2012 by gominokouhai
D'awww.
I was at a ceilidh last night, and it occurred to me, once again, that from a topological standpoint ceilidh-dancing is merely ritualized wife-swapping. Maths has always had a kinky side. Now it shows it's got a heart too.
coolstuff  maths  nerd  tech 
january 2011 by gominokouhai

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