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Galaxies

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I know it seems overwhelming, but don't worry; I'm sure most of them have only a few stars, and probably no planets.
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CblackFeed42
96 days ago
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I <3 Astronomy
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90 days ago
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88 days ago
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jlvanderzwan
97 days ago
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Observable galaxies, surely?
DrGaellon
97 days ago
Well, by definition. If they're not observable in SOME fashion, surely we can't know they're there or count them?
jlvanderzwan
97 days ago
We can predict how many galaxies there should be based on physics. Anyway, my point was more that if we assume the universe is infinitely large and roughly uniform in density that it should have *infinite* galaxies in every direction
jlvanderzwan
97 days ago
... but most are outside of the observable universe, because light speed and cosmic inflation
Secularick
97 days ago
And unless something drastic changes, the horizon of observability is closing in on us, such that eventually our galaxy will be all that is knowable to its citizens, if any survive that long. In other words, there may be 50,000 galaxies in that circle *today,* but over time, that number's going to be fewer and fewer (for all practical purposes).
davidar
96 days ago
And if they aren't observable then arguably they no longer even exist from our perspective.
silberbaer
96 days ago
The universe is flat. If you can't observe a galaxy, it's gone and fallen off the edge of the universe.

Outlet Denier

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There are regularly placed bumps on the underside just the right size to press the rocker switch on the power strip.
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CblackFeed42
112 days ago
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Next up on this episode of "Power Hoarders." Also known as the, "Putin Plug" ;)
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acdha
114 days ago
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I’m expecting to get this from the next off brand Amazon purchase.
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Covarr
114 days ago
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This is merely the natural conclusion of the idiotic design patterns we already see on many power adapters.
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Captain Picard Tea Order

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We can ask the Earl for his order once he's fully extruded from the dispenser.
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jepler
158 days ago
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What, no "moist"?
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
CblackFeed42
158 days ago
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I wonder if you order the "Meaty" tea and leave it in a room, does it naturally become "Fossilized" tea?
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astw56
158 days ago
Better enunciate, lest you end up with tea, Earl Grey, and meat tea.
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gordol
158 days ago
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At least one of those would need the assistance of Dr. Crusher.
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Throat and Nasal Passages

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I always felt like what the 'you are now aware of your tongue' thing neeeded in order to be truly enjoyable was an element of mortal peril.
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CblackFeed42
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Seriously. Everyone should be an ear, nose, throat specialist.
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Apple Is Developing Augmented Reality That Will Beam Images Directly into Your Eyeballs

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The common joke is that, eventually, advertisers will be able to buy space in your dreams to sell you stuff. We haven't arrived at that future yet, but we are making progress.

Apple Insider, a website that keeps up on the latest news about that corporation's products and services, notes that Apple recently received a patent for a product called "Apple Glass." It isn't simply a wearable augmented reality projector. It's a "direct retinal projector." This machine would use the human eyes themselves to experience the visual overlay.

So although it's not quite at the level of a holodeck on Star Trek, it is conceptually similar to the synaptic stimulator on the Star Trek:Voyager episode "Equinox."

-via Dave Barry | Image: USPO

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CblackFeed42
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This has BlackMirror written all over it.
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Modern Tools

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I tried to train an AI to repair my Python environment but it kept giving up and deleting itself.
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CblackFeed42
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If we follow this method, we could train the AI to use connect AT commands on 9600 baud N81 to connect to networks. That might buy us time before they take us over.
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Groxx
298 days ago
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If it's generating *valid* makefiles, it can't have been trained on random makefiles in the wild. Where are they keeping this veritable bounty of makefiles-that-don't-make-me-want-to-napalm-the-whole-industry-for-the-good-of-humanity?
Silicon Valley, CA
denubis
298 days ago
Private repositories, obviously. There's certainly nothing public that qualifies...
jlvanderzwan
298 days ago
Those are just to bootstrap the GAN process, obviously
alt_text_bot
298 days ago
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I tried to train an AI to repair my Python environment but it kept giving up and deleting itself.
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