Politics nerd + regular nerd = super nerd.
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Indirect Detection

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I'm like a prisoner in Plato's Cave, seeing only the shade you throw on the wall.
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effingunicorns
5 days ago
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this is how I find out about wank on tumblr--no wait, I'm sorry, "discourse".
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Challengers

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Use your mouse or fingers to pan + zoom. To edit the map, submit your ballot on November 6th.
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effingunicorns
15 days ago
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Carnot Cycle

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The Carnot cycle is more properly known by its full title, the "Carnot-Tolkien-Wagner Ring Cycle."
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effingunicorns
24 days ago
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Voting Software

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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
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effingunicorns
101 days ago
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acdha
101 days ago
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This is very true despite decades of failing to make progress
Washington, DC
Groxx
101 days ago
And then we go and make Electron, and discover that the graph has a negative Y axis.

Peer Review

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Your manuscript "Don't Pay $25 to Access Any of the Articles in this Journal: A Review of Preprint Repositories and Author Willingness to Email PDF Copies for Free" has also been rejected, but nice try.
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effingunicorns
113 days ago
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Star Lore

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That one is a variable star which pulses every 30 seconds. Its name comes from a Greek word meaning "smoke alarm."
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effingunicorns
234 days ago
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