Tagged: science

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Thursday Throughput for 8/1/19

I’m not one of the “we have 12 years to save the planet” doomsayers. But it does feel like we are approaching an inflection point. We will survive; but our options for how we will survive are narrowing rapidly.

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Thursday Throughput for July 18, 2019

People talk about American Greatness. Well, astrophysics, if I do say so myself, is one the places where America is truly great.

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Tech Tuesday – Spooky Action Edition

To be honest, this is the first I’ve heard of Octonions, and when I first read the title, I wasn’t entirely certain they weren’t talking about a layered root vegetable.

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Thursday Throughput for July 4, 2019

This has happened to me. More than once. In her defense, I think she was probably just nervous. So I post it more for amusement than mocking.

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Thursday Throughput for 5/23/19

When people’s children are more likely to survive, they have fewer of them. This is a great triumph of the modern era.

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Ways of Knowing

Spare us the girlish delicacy. Science belongs to us already.

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Tech Tuesday

This is why I love science. As much as I love the new tech, and interesting designs, and fun bits of analysis, in the end, it’s the potential of that bleeding edge to upend everything we think we know.

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Ordinary World: Throwback Thursday

Over ten years, Ordinary Times has over 15K posts. Here are a few that you should check out, and are interesting today in hindsight.

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Tech Tuesday 1/29/19 – Cool Sounds Edition

Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.

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How Artificial Wombs Could Transform the Abortion Debate

The debate surrounding the definition of personhood isn’t new, but it also hasn’t proven to be very consequential in terms of its impact on the modern abortion debate. The introduction of artificial wombs could change all of that

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Thursday Throughput

One thing that annoys me is people conflating the far side of the moon with the “dark side”. These are not the same thing.

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Tech Tuesday – 12/18/18

On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.