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Friday, February 22, 2019 14/86225

Launch Conditions: Though I do think the tiny vent on one of the boosters labeled "O-RING" is in poor taste.

Monday, February 18, 2019 14/86194

Physics Suppression: If physics had a mafia, I'm pretty sure the BICEP2 mess would have ended in bloodshed.

Friday, February 15, 2019 14/86157

Night Shift: Help, I set my white balance wrong and suddenly everyone is screaming at each other about whether they've been to Colorado.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 14/86140

Opportunity Rover: Thanks for bringing us along.

Monday, February 11, 2019 14/86122

Error Bars: effect size of 1.68 (95% CI: 1.56 (95% CI: 1.52 (95% CI: 1.504 (95% CI: 1.494 (95% CI: 1.488 (95% CI: 1.485 (95% CI: 1.482 (95% CI: 1.481 (95% CI: 1.4799 (95% CI: 1.4791 (95% CI: 1.4784...

Friday, February 8, 2019 14/86077

Invisible Formatting: To avoid errors like this, we render all text and pipe it through OCR before processing, fixing a handful of irregular bugs by burying them beneath a smooth, uniform layer of bugs.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 14/86058

Carbonated Beverage Language Map: There's one person in Missouri who says "carbo bev" who the entire rest of the country HATES.

Monday, February 4, 2019 14/86042

Launch Risk: Don't worry--you're less likely to die from a space launch than from a shark attack. The survival rate is pretty high for both!

Friday, February 1, 2019 14/86003

Sharing Options: How about posts that are public, but every time a company accesses a bunch of them, the API makes their CEO's account click 'like' on one of them at random so you get a notification.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 14/85975

Modern OSI Model: In retrospect, I shouldn't have used each layer of the OSI model as one of my horcruxes.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 14/85961

Biff Tannen: I can't help myself; now I want to read a bunch of thinkpieces from newspapers in Biff's 1985 arguing over whether the growth of the region into a corporate dystopia was inevitable.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 14/85939

Midcontinent Rift System: The best wedge issue is an actual wedge.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 14/85913

Internet Archive: The fact that things like the npm left-pad incident are so rare is oddly reassuring.

Monday, January 21, 2019 14/85884

Technical Analysis: "I [suspect] that we are throwing more and more of our resources, including the cream of our youth, into financial activities remote from the production of goods and services, into activities that generate high private rewards disproportionate to their social productivity. I suspect that the immense power of the computer is being harnessed to this 'paper economy', not to do the same transactions more economically but to balloon the quantity and variety of financial exchanges." --James Tobin, July 1984