Bookmarks (260)

  • Unread

    I'll never install a smart home smoke detector. It's not that I don't trust the software--it's...

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    Viral Quiz Identity Theft

    [scrolling through a giant spreadsheet of transcribed data] 'Wow, a surprising number of users grew up...

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    Blair Witch

    "Are you concerned the witches won't breed in captivity?" "Honestly, we're more concerned that they WILL....

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    Ten Years

    The ten-year cancerversary is traditionally the Cursed Artifact Granting Immortality anniversary.

  • Final Exam

    For those of you also taking Game Theory, your grade in that class will be based...

  • Set in the Present

    She referenced Billie Eilish, so this must be getting pretty close to the pandemic. But we've...

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    Electoral Precedent 2020

    He also broke the streak that incumbents with websites are unbeatable and Delawareans can't win, creating...

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    Ballot Tracker Tracker

    Good luck to Democrats in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections, and to the Google Sheets SREs...

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    The True Name of the Bear

    Thank you to Gretchen McCulloch for fielding this question, and sorry that as a result the...

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    Election Impact Score Sheet

    You might think most people you know are reliable voters, or that your nudge won't convince...

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    Fall Back

    Doing great here in the sixth and hopefully final year of the 2016 election.

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    xkcd Phone 12

    New phone OS features: Infinite customization (home screen icons no longer snap to grid), dark mode...

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    Curbside

    The state has had so many contact tracers disappear into that shop that they've had to...

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    Worst Ladder

    [Six months later] "Well, our 'worst ladder' subscription series was a surprisingly lucrative success, but was...

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    10,000 Hours

    I'm proud to announce that as of this year I've become a world-class expert at chewing.

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    Chemist Eggs

    Chemists actually find it simpler to define a general odor of rotten eggs as a baseline,...

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    Dialect Quiz

    Do you make a distinction between shallots, scallops, and scallions? If you use all three words,...

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    Election Screen Time

    Feels like I picked a bad year to try to start having a healthy relationship with...

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    Prediction

    You'd think it'd be easy to just bet money against these people, but you have to...

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    All-in-One

    Changes with this update: If you use the combined scan-shred function, it now performs them in...

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    Bigger Problem

    Your point that the world contains multiple problems is a real slam-dunk argument against fixing any...

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    Masks

    Haunted Halloween masks from a mysterious costume shop that turn you evil and grow into your...

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    Amelia's Farm Fresh Cookies

    I told her I'd take her address off the packaging if she'd stop submitting anonymous food...

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    Messaging Systems

    SMS is just the worst, but I'm having trouble convincing people to adopt my preferred system,...

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    Parity Conservation

    Bloody Mary is made of antimatter. It explains so much.

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    Message Boards

    (c) You can have a scooter when you pay for it yourself, and (d) if you...

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    Volcano Dinosaur

    Phylogeneticists are working on identifying and notifying its next of kin.

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    Voting

    'Wait, our state has mail voting. The forms are literally on the kitchen table.' 'Not now,...

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    Common Star Types

    This article is about Eta Carinae, a luminous blue hypergiant with anomalous Fe[ii] emission spectra. For...

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    Evidence of Alien Life

    Both too cautious AND not cautious enough: "I'm skeptical that those are aliens, so I'm going...

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    Gravitational Wave Pulsars

    The most important attributes of a vector in 3-space are {Location, Location, Location}

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    Polls vs the Street

    Other pollsters complain about declining response rates, but our poll showed that 96% of respondents would...

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    Constellation Monstrosity

    It's rare to get both astronomers and astrologers equally mad at you, but apparently I've messed...

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    University COVID Model

    I admit this is an exaggeration, since I can think of at least three parties I...

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    Stellar Evolution

    It may remain in equilibrium for some time, slowly growing, and then suddenly become significantly redder.

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    Hurricane Hunters

    Our flight gathered valuable data on whether a commercial airliner in the eye of a hurricane...

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    Synonym Date

    We need some grub to munch--I'll go slouch over to the kitchen.

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    Standard Model Changes

    Bugs are spin 1/2 particles, unless it's particularly windy.

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    Deer Turrets

    When my great grandfather designed the Titanic and it hit an iceberg and sank, he didn't...

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    Rabbit Introduction

    Washington state is seeing great success with reintroducing the Columbia River Basin subpopulation. We cannot allow...

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    Boat Puzzle

    'No, my cabbage moths have already started laying eggs in them! Send the trolley into the...

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    Dependency

    Someday ImageMagick will finally break for good and we'll have a long period of scrambling as...

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    COVID Risk Comfort Zone

    I'm like a vampire, except I'm not crossing that threshold even if you invite me.

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    Wish on a Shooting Star

    Congratulations to whoever wished for revenge on a forest near the Tunguska River, a 1980 Chevy...

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    26-Second Pulse

    There are some papers arguing that there's a volcanic component, but I personally think they're just...

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    Mathematical Symbol Fight

    Oh no, a musician just burst in through the door confidently twirling a treble clef.

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    Exposure Notification

    I don't see why everyone is so hungry for BAD news, but fine, I'll give in...

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    Scientist Tech Help

    I vaguely and irrationally resent how useful WebPlotDigitizer is.

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    Cosmologist Genres

    Inflationary cosmologists call all music from after the first 10^-30 seconds "post-"