Bookmarks (50)

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    Faucet

    It's okay, they can figure out which control positions produce scalding water via a trial-and-error feedback...

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    Paper Title

    CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT: The authors hope these results are correct because we all want to...

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    What If 2 Gift Guide

    BABIES OR LITERATURE BUT NOT BOTH: Baby shoes

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    Change in Slope

    Squinting at a graph is fine for getting a rough idea of the answer, but if...

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    Account Problems

    My password is just every Unicode codepoint concatenated into a single UTF-8 string.

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    Feature Comparison

    Below the Web, and the Dark Web, a shadowy parallel world of Cybiko users trade messages...

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    Bad Date

    "Even split between us, this will pay way better than the Jumanji sponsorship I came into...

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    Y2K and 2038

    It's taken me 20 years, but I've finally finished rebuilding all my software to use 33-bit...

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    Precision vs Accuracy

    'Barack Obama is much less likely than the average cat to jump in and out of...

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    Soil

    You might want to bring your frost-sensitive plants in from the patio. The high-level aerosols may...

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    Königsberg

    At first I thought I would need some gold or something to pay him, but then...

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    Wirecutter Recommendation

    Their 'best philosophy of epistemology' picks are great, but you can tell they're struggling a little...

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    Interior Decorating

    It all came flat-packed in Pandora's Box.

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    Encryption

    WARNING: PEOPLE NAMED EVE ARE PROHIBITED FROM INSTALLING THIS APP!

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    Cool S

    Although I hear they were caught cheating off of Rosalind, who sat at a desk in...

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    Fermat's First Theorem

    Mathematicians quickly determined that it spells ANT BNECN, an unusual theoretical dish which was not successfully...

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    Bubble Universes

    The theory finally unifies cosmic inflation and regular inflation.

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    Division Notation

    Science tip: Scientists hardly ever use the two-dot division sign, and when they do it often...

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    Space Adventure

    "Sir, it looked really cool." "Oh no--prestige TV. Okay, which of you has a terrible secret...

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    2045

    "Sorry, doctor, I'm going to have to come in on a different day--I have another appointment...

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    Road Space Comparison

    I wonder how hard it would be to ride an electric scooter in a hamster ball.

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    Fan Theories

    The universe fandom is great. Such sweet and enthusiastic people.

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    Easy or Hard

    "Friction-driven static electrification is familiar and fundamental in daily life, industry, and technology, but its basics...

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    Archimedes Principle

    "I've always wanted to run naked through town, but I don't want to get in trouble...

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    Battery Life

    It's okay, I'm at 10%, so I'm good for another month or two.

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    Quantified Self

    It's made me way more excited about ferris wheels, subways, car washes, waterslides, and store entrances...

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    Wing Lift

    Once the air from the top passes below the plane of the wing and catches sight...

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    Two Key System

    Our company can be your one-stop shop for decentralization.

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    Historical Dates

    Evidence suggests the 1899 transactions occurred as part of a global event centered around a deity...

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    Pilot Priority List

    CELEBRATE: Serve passengers tiered cakes shaped like the airspace class diagram

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    Everyday Carry

    Someday I just know I'm going to encounter a problem that requires 500 flashlights and 700...

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    Cursed mRNA Cocktail

    Serve one each to guests whose last cursed cocktail was more than 2 months ago.

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    What If? 2 Flowchart

    Don't worry, the dogs are all fine. That's actually kind of the problem.

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    Rotation

    It's okay, we can just feed the one-pixel image into an AI upscaler and recover the...

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    Interruption

    It's been extra bad ever since my GPS got stuck on Phoebe Judge mode.

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    Things You Should Not Do

    Now I'm tempted to start telling people that I secretly don't actually know how to do...

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    Artemis Quote

    Another option: "It is an honor to be the first human to set foot on the...

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    First Internet Interaction

    To that stranger on the KOOL Tree House chat room, I gotta hand it to you:...

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    Universe Price Tiers

    In Universe Pro®™ the laws of physics remain unchanged under time reversal, to maintain backward compatibility.

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    America Songs

    Juraaaassic Park, Juraaaassic Park, God shed his grace on theeeee

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    Cloud Swirls

    'Why did you get into fluid dynamics?' 'Well, SOME planet has to have the coolest clouds,...

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    Tetherball Configurations

    Ground-pole-ball-pole can be fun if you shake the first pole to get the second one whipping...

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    Physics Safety Tip

    In general, avoid exposure to any temperatures, pressures, particle energies, or states of matter that physicists...

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    Age Milestone Privileges

    If you reach 122, you get complete unrevertible editorial control over Jeanne Calment's Wikipedia article.

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    Gen Z

    Curdled milk, of a peculiar kind, made after a Bulgarian recipe and called "yaghurt," is now...

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    Unreliable Connection

    NEGATIVE REVIEWS MENTION: Unreliable internet. POSITIVE REVIEWS MENTION: Unreliable internet.

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    Coffee Cup Holes

    Theoretical physicist: At the Planck length, uncountably many.

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    Complex Vowels

    Pronouncing [ṡṡċċḣḣẇẇȧȧ] is easy; you just say it like the 'x' in 'fire'.

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    Scientific Field Prefixes

    Massage: Theoretical (10), Quantum (6), High-energy (2), Computational (1), Marine (1), Astro- (None)

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    Asking Scientists Questions

    'Does the substance feel weird to the touch?' is equally likely to get the answers 'Don't...