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Monday, November 12, 2018 14/85110

Indirect Detection: I'm like a prisoner in Plato's Cave, seeing only the shade you throw on the wall.

Friday, November 9, 2018 14/85078


Tuesday, November 6, 2018 14/85034

Wishlist: Disappointed that they caved to fan pressure and went with Ruth Bader Ginsburg over Elena Kagan.

Monday, November 5, 2018 14/85019

Election Night: "Even the blind—those who are anxious to hear, but are not able to see—will be taken care of. Immense megaphones have been constructed and will be in use at The Tribune office and in the Coliseum. The one at the Coliseum will be operated by a gentleman who draws $60 a week from Barnum & Bailey's circus for the use of his voice."

Saturday, November 3, 2018 14/84976

Challengers: Use your mouse or fingers to pan + zoom. To edit the map, submit your ballot on November 6th.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 14/84958

Ballot Selfies: There were actually some good reasons for those laws, but IMO they now do more harm than good. Which raises a question: If there's a ballot measure to strike them down, how can I resist the urge to take a picture of my "yes" vote?

Monday, October 29, 2018 14/84930

Who Sends the First Text?: I sort of wish my texting app showed the percentage next to each person, but also sort of don't want to know.

Friday, October 26, 2018 14/84882

I'm a Car: I'm the proud parent of an honor student, and the person driving me is proud, too!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 14/84855

Carnot Cycle: The Carnot cycle is more properly known by its full title, the "Carnot-Tolkien-Wagner Ring Cycle."

Monday, October 22, 2018 14/84838

Barnard's Star: "Ok, team. We have a little under 10,000 years before closest approach to figure out how to destroy Barnard's Star." "Why, does it pose a threat to the Solar System?" "No. It's just an asshole."

Saturday, October 20, 2018 14/84805

Tectonics Game: They're limiting the playtesters to type A3 V stars, so the games will all end before the Sun consumes the Earth.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 14/84769

Hygrometer: I'm working on assembling a combination declinometer, sclerometer, viscometer, aleurometer, stalagmometer, and hypsometer. I'm making good progress according to my ometerometer, a device which shows the rate at which I'm acquiring measurement devices.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 14/84746

Modified Bayes' Theorem: Don't forget to add another term for "probability that the Modified Bayes' Theorem is correct."

Friday, October 12, 2018 14/84710

Rock Wall: I don't trust mantle/core geologists because I suspect that, if they ever get a chance to peel away the Earth's crust, they'll do it in a heartbeat.