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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Snow Angels

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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This is actually a subtle please for a party invitation.


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infogulch
27 days ago
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My own pedanticness multiplied 10x when I learned the meaning of logical implication.
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Teenagers Performing With Their Idols

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This afternoon, my friend Casey Newton posted a thread of YouTube videos so good that I had to login on a Sunday and blog about it. There’s a simple theme connecting these videos that I’ll let Casey explain:

This might be my favorite one:

The kids are all right. Better than, in fact.

Tags: music   teens   YouTube
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infogulch
33 days ago
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Comic #207 My Hat is empty...

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Computer scientists don't make the most entertaining magicians
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infogulch
51 days ago
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Shit I would have been impressed with linear time.
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The Moon Is Flipped Upside Down in the Southern Hemisphere

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How old were you when you learned that the Moon in the Southern Hemisphere is upside down? I was today years old…this is my head exploding —> %@*&!$. Ok, the Moon isn’t upside down (that’s Northern-ist) but its orientation changes depending on if you’re north or south of the equator.

Moon Flipped

“From our perspective, the Moon and the night sky is actually rotated 180 degrees compared to our Northern Hemispherical friends,” Jake Clark, an astronomer from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, explained to ScienceAlert.

“In the south we see the Moon’s dark ‘Oceanus Procellarum’ sea in the south-east corner compared to in the north-west corner for a northern observer.”

But why does it look like this? Well, because physically, we’re actually upside down compared to someone standing in the opposite hemisphere.

That makes perfect sense & the explanation is quite simple but it’s still messing with my head. How did I not know this? Here’s how the Moon appears in the Northern Hemisphere (from Wikipedia):

Moon Flipped North

And here’s a photo from Brendan Keene in Australia:

Moon Flipped South

Tags: Earth   Moon   space
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danalec
54 days ago
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infogulch
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llucax
54 days ago
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And how does it looks from the equator? Why people is always discriminating Ecuadorians?
Berlin
StunGod
54 days ago
I think that as you get closer to the equator, the moon takes a more elevated path across the sky. The farther north or south you travel, the lower in the sky the Moon is, since it orbits over the equator. I'm at about 45 degrees north, so there's always a "top" and "bottom" to the moon because it never goes right overhead. It moves sideways in an arc in the southern sky. At the equator, it still moves sideways, but goes directly overhead so there's no strong visual indication of what pole is top or bottom.
roblatham
55 days ago
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How have I never considered this before?
dukeofwulf
56 days ago
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Explain that, Flat Earthers.
mareino
56 days ago
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HOW FAST DO I HAVE TO FLY TO SEE IT FLIP
Washington, District of Columbia
StunGod
56 days ago
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Yep, I'm in this camp too. Today years old, just learning this incredibly obvious thing.
Portland, Oregon, USA, Earth
iwhitney
58 days ago
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What? I was In Australia and I did not know this.
Minneapolis, MN
deezil
58 days ago
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I TOO WAS TODAY YEARS OLD.
Louisville, Kentucky

Evaluating Tech Things

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Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.
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infogulch
65 days ago
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satadru
62 days ago
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This is one of the most sexual XKCD comics I have ever seen.
New York, NY
llucax
63 days ago
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Tooltip!
Berlin
alt_text_at_your_service
65 days ago
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Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.
hairfarmerrich
65 days ago
Sooner, please. All the drone tornado footage I found is aftermath or from a distance.
alt_text_bot
65 days ago
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Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.

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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infogulch
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siskamartin
143 days ago
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uff
caffeinatedhominid
157 days ago
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Yep.
tante
161 days ago
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xkcd on voting software is spot-on
Oldenburg/Germany
wmorrell
161 days ago
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Hazmat suit, too. Just to be safe.
rjstegbauer
162 days ago
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Amen!! Paper... paper... paper. It's simple. It's trivial to recount. Everyone already knows how to use it. It's cheap. It's verifiable. Just... use... paper.
ianso
162 days ago
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Yes!
Brussels
ChrisDL
162 days ago
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accurate.
New York
reconbot
163 days ago
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Legitimately share this comic with anyone who represents you in government.
New York City
cheerfulscreech
163 days ago
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Truth.
jth
163 days ago
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XKCD Nails Secure Electronic Voting.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
skorgu
163 days ago
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100% accurate.
jsled
163 days ago
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endorsed; co-signed; it. me. &c.

(alt text: «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.»)
South Burlington, Vermont
alt_text_bot
163 days ago
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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.
alt_text_at_your_service
163 days ago
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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.
srsly
163 days ago
Seconding this policy ^^
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