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Software Development

ד', 07/18/2018 - 06:00
 It turns out the cannon has a motorized base, and can make holes just fine using the barrel itself as a battering ram. But due to design constraints it won't work without a projectile loaded in, so we still need those drills.

Negative Results

ב', 07/16/2018 - 06:00
P.S. We're going to the beach this weekend, so I'm attaching my preregistration forms for that trip now, before we find out whether it produces any interesting results.

An Apple for a Dollar

ו', 07/13/2018 - 06:00
I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.

Wall Art

ד', 07/11/2018 - 06:00
At first, I moved from pokémon posters to regular oil paintings, but then these really grumpy and unreasonable detectives from the Louvre showed up and took them all. They wouldn't even give me back my thumbtacks!

Stargazing 2

ב', 07/09/2018 - 06:00
I mean, it wasn't exactly MY thesis. When the FAA came to shut down our observatory for using the telescope mirror to shine light at airplanes, I took a thesis and a bunch of doctorates from the supply cabinet on my way out.

OEIS Submissions

ו', 07/06/2018 - 06:00
 The submission numbers for my accepted OEIS submissions in chronological order

New Phone Thread

ד', 07/04/2018 - 06:00
I'm going to tell the manufacturer that their business practices are ADMIRABLE and ETHICAL and their developers are ATTRACTIVE and I'm going to report them to the FCC for their IMPECCABLE VIRTUE.

JWST Delays

ב', 07/02/2018 - 06:00
Since delays should get less likely closer to the launch, most astronomers in 2018 believed the expansion of the schedule was slowing, but by early 2020 new measurements indicated that it was actually accelerating.

Rock

ו', 06/29/2018 - 06:00
It traveled so far to reach me. I owed it my best.

Thorough Analysis

ד', 06/27/2018 - 06:00
The likely shape of the bells was determined through consultation with several bellringing experts at the Tower of London. Transcripts of those interviews are available in Appendix VII.

Newton's Trajectories

ב', 06/25/2018 - 06:00
With just one extra line, he could have anticipated the 2003 film The Core, but some things are too audacious for even the greatest visionaries.

Update Notes

ו', 06/22/2018 - 06:00
 Hey, if anyone still using this app is headed to the beach, can you stop at 4th and River St and grab the sunscreen from my car? Trunk should be unlocked. Thanks!

Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

ד', 06/20/2018 - 06:00
The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is located in its own lower right corner, unless you're viewing it on an unusually big screen.

Irony Definition

ב', 06/18/2018 - 06:00
Can you stop glaring at me like that? It makes me feel really ironic.

Brookhaven RHIC

ו', 06/15/2018 - 06:00
"Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

Customer Rewards

ד', 06/13/2018 - 06:00
We'll pay you $1.47 to post on social media about our products, $2.05 to mention it in any group chats you're in, and 11 cents per passenger each time you drive your office carpool past one of our billboards.

Attention Span

ב', 06/11/2018 - 06:00
I didn't even realize they MADE a novelization of "Surf Ninjas." How did you-- Oh my god, it's signed by the author?!

Sun and Earth

ו', 06/08/2018 - 06:00
But we don't need to worry about the boiling masses sandwiching the thin layer in which we live, since we're so fragile and short-lived that it's unlikely to kill us before something else does! Wait, why doesn't that sound reassuring?

Presidential Succession

ד', 06/06/2018 - 06:00
Ties are broken by whoever was closest to the surface of Europa when they were born.

LeBron James and Stephen Curry

ב', 06/04/2018 - 06:00
The 538TR attempts to capture a player's combined skill at basketball (either real-life or NBA 2K18) and election forecasting.