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Eclipse Clouds

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The rare compound solar-lunar-nephelogical eclipse
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marcrichter
81 days ago
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Brutal... 😬
tbd
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Circuit Symbols

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A circle with an A in it means that the circuit has committed a sin and has been marked as punishment.
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marcrichter
308 days ago
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tbd
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JayM
307 days ago
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Ha!
Atlanta, GA
alt_text_bot
308 days ago
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A circle with an A in it means that the circuit has committed a sin and has been marked as punishment.
silberbaer
295 days ago
You mean, the Avengers tower has been... oh, what am I saying, it's Stark's building, of *course* it has.

Cuisine

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My connection to it goes way back, to my early days, when I was just a cloud of primordial hydrogen collapsing in the darkness of space.
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marcrichter
401 days ago
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tbd
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fxer
400 days ago
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I’ve always loved this chart of binding energy showing which elements can only make energy via fission, and which can only make it via fusion. With iron sitting right at the top like a bastard tyrant king

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/A-Lepine-Szily/publication/234065870/figure/fig1/AS:300141371248640@1448570687476/Binding-energy-per-nucleon-B-Z-N-A-as-a-function-of-the-mass-number.png
Bend, Oregon
diogro
398 days ago
Ha! I took intro physics with Alinka Lepine. Super nice lady.
alt_text_bot
402 days ago
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My connection to it goes way back, to my early days, when I was just a cloud of primordial hydrogen collapsing in the darkness of space.

Paper Title

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT: The authors hope these results are correct because we all want to be cool people who are good at science.
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marcrichter
577 days ago
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tbd
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577 days ago
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CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT: The authors hope these results are correct because we all want to be cool people who are good at science.

Confounding Variables

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You can find a perfect correlation if you just control for the residual.
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marcrichter
910 days ago
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tbd
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jgbishop
910 days ago
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Where did you go, Alt-text Bot? We need your services once again!
Durham, NC
chrisrosa
910 days ago
Mouse-over works for me in Brave/Chrome.
breach_trapdoor
910 days ago
Long press on the image in mobile to see the alt text. Or hover over it in the browser.
jgbishop
909 days ago
But I'm so lazy!
lograh
908 days ago
alt-text bot was too good for this world. We were unworthy and impure, and now must face the bleak future without its grace.
cosmotic
880 days ago
I'll take no alt text bot over that time there were two.
ReadLots
910 days ago
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ouch

Star Wars Voyager 1

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There's some flexibility depending on your standards for measuring runtime and the various special editions. If you still want to have a party, I'm sure you can find some combination that works.
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marcrichter
1627 days ago
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:-D
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alt_text_bot
1628 days ago
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There's some flexibility depending on your standards for measuring runtime and the various special editions. If you still want to have a party, I'm sure you can find some combination that works.
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