If a question is asked "in the open" (like on a non-Odeck discussion forum), why do people who don't know the answer feel compelled to respond by writing paragraph upon paragraph of stuff they do know, but that isn't the answer? Is it just a "I can't deal with not knowing" kind of defense mechanism?
Can I just say that Firefox's new (default) in-browser PDF viewer sucks monkey butt?
First they came for the punctuation, and I did not speak out because I am not punctuation
I don't want to spam the O-deck with a photo of every single thing we're doing for our Oscar Party tonight (so this is my last #oscarparty post tonight), but if anybody's looking for Oscars-themed grub ideas, here's some more:
Hot dogs, cut up into pieces and sewn back together (with twisted-up strips of sausage casings for "thread").
I just made these DIY Animal Style In-and-Out burgers. They're actually better than the real thing.
I'm a sucker for peer pressure . . ..
Today is Ronald Reagan Day (in California and Wisconsin). Jelly Bellies would be an appropriate celebratory snack, if you're into that kind of thing.
How do you watch a brain work in super-fine detail, without all the false positives and blurriness of fMRI? Simple: genetically tweak the brain so that each neuron lights up when it fires, and then just video record the brain in action, under a microscope. In this case, using translucent zebrafish larvae.
What will be YOUR Space Jam?
I really like the Gizmodo link color better than the io9 link color. Dark purple looks so much like black (at least to my colorblind eyes) and I feel like I miss quite a few of the links on here. The lighter blue of the Gizmodo links is so much easier to pick out against black text.
Has there ever been a Starfleet admiral who didn't turn out to be a villain? #watchinginsurrection
Hey, @artiofab . . . I don't remember seeing this story about Tarbosaurus pack-hunting before. Is this something with some substance behind it, or was it just more nonsense drummed up by the Discovery Channel?
A friend of a friend is making pancake-art for his kids' breakfasts. This one was nerdy-cool, but some of them, like this Foxtrot-inspired tessellating heptagon pancake, are downright gorgeous.