Bookmarks (51)

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    Light Leap Years

    When Pope Gregory XIII briefly shortened the light-year in 1582, it led to navigational chaos and...

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    Crossword Constructors

    Also, we would really appreciate it if you could prominently refer to it as an 'eHit'.

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    Treasure Chests

    [earlier] "Your vintage-style handmade chest business is struggling. But I have a plan."

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    Research Account

    Focus of your research: EXTREME PETTINESS AND UNWILLINGNESS TO LET ANYTHING GO

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    Sphere Tastiness

    Baseballs do present a challenge to this theory, but I'm convinced we just haven't found the...

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    Banana Prices

    It's a linear extrapolation, Michael. How big could the error be? 10%?

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    Log Cabin

    I'm sure the building inspectors will approve my design once they finally manage to escape.

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    Relationship Advice

    Good to be a little wary of advice that sounds too much like a self pep...

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    Greenhouse Effect

    Once he had the answer, Arrhenius complained to his friends that he'd "wasted over a full...

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    US Survey Foot

    Subway refuses to answer my questions about whether it's an International Footlong or a US Survey...

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    Minnesota

    In addition to 'squishy', after reviewing my submitted intraplate ground motion data, the National Geodetic Survey...

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    Fast Radio Bursts

    Dr. Petroff has also shown that the Higgs boson signal was actually sparks from someone microwaving...

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    Spelling

    Any time I misspell a word it's just because I have too much integrity to copy...

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    Log Alignment

    A video can have a log scale that's misaligned with both the time AND space axes.

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    Astronaut Guests

    They didn't bring us a gift, but considering the kinetic energy of a bottle of wine...

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    Net Rotations

    For decades I've been working off the accumulated rotation from one long afternoon on a merry-go-round...

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    Bug Thread

    After some account issues, we've added 6 new people from the beach house rental website support...

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    Sheet Bend

    A left-handed sheet bend creates a much weaker connection, especially under moderate loads.

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    Like This One

    A lot of sentences undergo startling shifts in mood if you add 'like this one' to...

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    Supernova

    They're a little cagey about exactly where the crossover point lies relative to the likelihood of...

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    Fever

    Hypothermia of below 98.6 K should be treated by leaving the giant molecular cloud and moving...

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    Range Safety

    The Range Mischief Officer has modified the trajectory to add a single random spin somewhere in...

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    2024

    It wasn't originally constitutionally required, but presidents who served two terms have traditionally followed George Washington's...

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    Iceland

    The HVAC bill for installing the Gulf Stream was enormous.

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    Supersymmetry

    High-speed collisions at the Baby Park track may support the hypothesis that Daisy is her own...

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    Hydrothermal Vents

    Benthic Santas weren't even discovered until the 1970s, but many scientists now believe Christmas may have...

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    Definitely

    A really mean prank you can play on someone who's picky about words is to add...

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    Love Songs

    The Piña Colada song carves a trajectory across the chart over the course of the song.

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    Puzzles

    Why couldn't the amulet have been hidden by Aunt Alice, who understands modern key exchange algorithms?

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    Label the States

    Even with a blank map, a lot of people can only name 45-50 of the 64...

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    DateTime

    It's not just time zones and leap seconds. SI seconds on Earth are slower because of...

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    Snow

    For someone who has ostensibly outgrown staying up late waiting for Santa, I do spend an...

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    the Wrong Stuff

    The phantom found Edward Everett Hale a century too early; by the time we invented satellites,...

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    Compact Graphs

    People may complain about readability, but even with jpeg compression, extracting the data points is usually...

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    Space Typography

    And over heeee[...]eeeere (i)s Saturn.

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    Typical Seating Chart

    Now that airlines have started adding wheel locks to their drink carts, less than half of...

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    X Value

    The value of n is still unknown, but new results constrain it to fall between 8...

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    Decay Modes

    Unlike an Iron Age collapse, a Bronze Age collapse releases energy, since copper and tin are...

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    Oceanography Gift

    Shipping times vary. Same-ocean delivery may only take a few years, but delivery from the Weddell...

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    Thanksgiving Arguments

    An occasional source of mild Thanksgiving tension in my family is that my mother is a...

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    Rebuttals

    The mainstream dogma sparked a wave of dogmatic revisionism, and this revisionist mainstream dogmatism has now...

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    Materials Scientists

    If a materials scientist gives you a present, always ask whether regifting will incur any requirements...

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    Empiricism

    The problems started with my resolution next year to reject temporal causality.

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    Date Line

    They estimate the rocket should be free by approximately ... uh ... well, in about two...

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    Redshift

    So do you have any plans for z=-0.000000000000045?

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    Parameterball

    The ball's density also varies, but players don't learn the value until after choosing their raquets....

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    Messier Objects

    The debate over the correct Messier number for the Ship of Theseus is ongoing.

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    Doctor's Office

    "The police told me I can't be a doctor, but whenever they show up I just...

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    Under the Stars

    If you live in Los Angeles (around 33°52'N, roughly the latitude of Hermosa Beach) the black...

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    Breaker Box

    Any electrician will warn you to first locate and flip the house's CAUSALITY circuit breaker before...