2021-06-18 Nerd Roundup

How to become a failed internet billionaire, measuring the mass of a minus sign, free classic art, how to properly use SO, and the coming invasion of brown dwarfs in exobiology, all on this week's Nerd Roundup.

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2021-06-18 Nerd Roundup

James Grenning leads the roundup today and because we didn't have a lot of people, we had time to dig some little snippets of code out and talk about how and why they are structured the way they are.

Woo hoo! Nerd Roundup career advice!

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STORY BUT WHY?
Artificial Life Environment This looks really fun
It's time to break up the Ivy League Cartel Stepdad was right: too much of this is a pyramid game
Incidence of kids doing the same as their parents related
Tweet: "One of the funniest HN threads I've read" this is so incredibly stupid that I believe it. gotta laugh to keep from crying
Source of HN quote related - the actual comment
A general presentation about the OTH-Radar NOSTRADAMUS French radar can see all current forms of stealth aircraft over the horizon ... but can't continuously track planes. Why didn't I know this? What else don't we know about stealth detection?
"...Now we know how much mass a minus sign has..." Dafuq?
The Moons of Rogue Planets Could Have Liquid Surface Water and Thick Atmospheres. They Could be Habitable If you ask me, rogue planets are where are the real action is when it comes to life ... and we haven't even begun to understand anything about them.
Supermassive Black Holes Affect The Universe Beyond The Bounds of Their Own Galaxies I am not an astrophysicist, but there's something really, really weird going on with supermassive black holes. The effects and the correlations don't seem to match up to the physics
Universities have formed a company that looks a lot like a patent troll
Discover Classical Art One of many really cool art sites that give you art that you can then use for video or desktop backgrounds
Smithsonian Institute Classical Art for backgrounds related: more zoom backgrounds
Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art zoom backgrounds related: more zoom backgrounds
zoom backgrounds from the Getty museum related: more zoom backgrounds
Boston Museum of Fine Arts related: more zoom backgrounds
America Without God People act as if religion is some external force than changes people, instead of something built-in to all humans that just expresses itself in different ways
Why OO matters in F# Syme says it's OOP, not OO. Languages don't do OO, they do OOP. (Good point)
The world's most copied code snippet from Stack Overflow is wrong Shocked! I'm just shocked!
I'm the author of #6 .... related
How to get back in the job market after spending a lot of time on startups, side-projects, etc Bonus funny. Failed Internet Billionaire for the win!

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