2021-06-11 Nerd Roundup

Donkey hookups, the Game of Science, taming zebras, and deconstructing quantum jumps, all on today's Nerd Roundup!

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2021-06-11 Nerd Roundup

James Grenning and Jon Kern join the roundup today as we tour a cornucopia of nerd news from the previous week. At the end, James takes us on a tour of a cool new app he's using to do online coding training.

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STORY BUT WHY?
Eric W and UAPs Interesting watching him come around on this issue. Mainstream science is changing opinion here
Neural Actor: Neural Free-view Synthesis of Human Actors with Pose Control One of many pieces for the fully fake universe is coming into place
The Military’s Mobile Nuclear Reactor Prototype Is Set To Begin Taking Shape It's about time. This is only 30-40 years later than it should have been (along with reusable rockets)
Publish and Perish Detailed and convincing look at how the "game of science" has diverged so far from science itself
Famous Feynman quote Something probably needs to be added to this about kooks and cross-disciplinary behavior. The process of never admitting you're wrong is a gradual one, not a yes/no switch
Nuclear clocks could out do atomic clocks as the most precise timepieces This is some truly amazing stuff
Quatum leap caught in the act (related)
Where do meteorites come from? A new study challenges popular theory Where is this mystery planet? Theory of the planet/sun that comes thru every now and then and wipes out species might be relevant to this
Why Zebras Were Never Domesticated My dreams of a pet zebra dashed. Interesting that's it's technically possible and that it's been tried/done so many times before. Cool pics
Somehow This Robot Sticks to Ceilings by Vibrating a Flexible Disc What sort of evilness is this?
The pedantic checklist for changing your data model Motherhood and apple pie, but good to keep around for folks who haven't been here
Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness Interested in trying one of these, comparing it to the Great Courses stuff I've been consuming foerever
Wingman Software Gather town looks cool! Let's walk thru it and see what James has been doing

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