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Felsius

ו', 12/01/2017 - 07:00
The symbol for degrees Felsius is an average of the Euro symbol (€) and the Greek lunate epsilon (ϵ).

Interferometry

ד', 11/29/2017 - 07:00
It's important to note that while the effective size of the dog can be arbitrarily large, it's not any more of a good dog than the two original dogs.

The Moon and the Great Wall

ב', 11/27/2017 - 07:00
And arguably sunspots, on rare occasions. But even if they count, it takes ideal conditions and you might hurt your eyes.

The Moon and the Great Wall

ב', 11/27/2017 - 07:00
And arguably sunspots, on rare occasions. But even if they count, it takes ideal conditions and you might hurt your eyes.

Emoji Sports

ו', 11/24/2017 - 07:00
No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.

Emoji Sports

ו', 11/24/2017 - 07:00
No horse has yet managed the elusive Quadruple Crown—winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont Stakes, and the Missouri Horse Hole.

Interstellar Asteroid

ד', 11/22/2017 - 07:00
Every time we detect an asteroid from outside the Solar System, we should immediately launch a mission to fling one of our asteroids back in the direction it came from.

Interstellar Asteroid

ד', 11/22/2017 - 07:00
Every time we detect an asteroid from outside the Solar System, we should immediately launch a mission to fling one of our asteroids back in the direction it came from.

NEXUS

ב', 11/20/2017 - 07:00
You also refuse to buy Cisco products because you hate the Thong Song, O. Henry, Deep Space Nine, freshwater whitefish, teenaged Incan emperors, Brak's brother, and vegetable-based shortening.

How to Make Friends

ו', 11/17/2017 - 07:00
No, wait, come back! I want to be friends at you!

Temperature Preferences

ד', 11/15/2017 - 07:00
There's a supposed Mark Twain quote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." It isn't really by Mark Twain, but I don't know who said it—I just know they've never been to McMurdo Station.

Nightmare Email Feature

ב', 11/13/2017 - 07:00
 3 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes."

Twitter Verification

ו', 11/10/2017 - 07:00
When we started distributing special status tokens that signify which people are important enough to join an elite group, we never could have imagined we might be creating some problems down the line.

A �

ד', 11/08/2017 - 07:00
If you want in on the fun, map a key on your keyboard to the sequence U+0041 U+0020 U+FFFD (or U+0021 U+0020 U+FFFD for the exclamation point version), and then no update can never take this away from you.

Thermostat

ב', 11/06/2017 - 07:00
Your problem is so terrible, I worry that, if I help you, I risk drawing the attention of whatever god of technology inflicted it on you.

Defensive Profile

ו', 11/03/2017 - 06:00
If I've made you sad, you'd better not tell me, because I am TERRIFIED of that situation and have NO IDEA how to handle it." alt="NO DRAMA ZONE -> If I've made you sad, you'd better not tell me, because I am TERRIFIED of that situation and have NO IDEA how to handle it." />

Sky Spotters

ד', 11/01/2017 - 06:00
Where I live, one of the most common categories of sky object without a weird obsessive spotting community is "lost birthday party balloons," so that might be a good choice—although you risk angering the marine wildlife people, and they have sharks.

Digital Resource Lifespan

ב', 10/30/2017 - 06:00
I spent a long time thinking about how to design a system for long-term organization and storage of subject-specific informational resources without needing ongoing work from the experts who created them, only to realized I'd just reinvented libraries.

Credit Card Rewards

ו', 10/27/2017 - 06:00
I should make a list of all the things I could be trying to optimize, prioritized by ... well, I guess there are a few different variables I could use. I'll create a spreadsheet ...

Immune System

ד', 10/25/2017 - 06:00
It also helps with negotiation. "Look, if it were up to me, *I'd* accept your offer, but my swarm of autonomous killer cells literally can't be reasoned with. It's out of my hands!"