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October 09 2019

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How Old
We've met! I remember you when you were thiiiis tall! [*holds a hand an inch above their head*]

October 07 2019

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Cell Phone Functions
... tazer ... fire extinguisher ... bird feeder ... toilet paper ...

October 04 2019

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Hours Before Departure
They could afford to cut it close because they all had Global Entry.

October 02 2019

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College Athletes
Their signature play is the three-point combinator, a recursive offense which is guaranteed not to halt and continues accumulating points until the buzzer.

September 30 2019

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Fresh Pears
I want to sell apples but I'm still working on getting the machine to do the cutting and grafting.

September 27 2019

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Drone Fishing
Today's consumers who order their drones off the internet don't know the joy of going out in nature and returning with a drone that you caught yourself, whose angry owners you fought off with your own two hands.

September 25 2019

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Math Work
I could type this into a solver, which MIGHT help, but would also mean I have to get a lot of parentheses right...

Book tour wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who came to events on my book tour! If you weren't able to make it to any of my tour events, How To is now available everywhere, including at Barnes and Noble, Target, Amazon, local independents, and more. Some Barnes and Noble locations and indies have special signed copies, so you can check with your bookseller to see if those are available.

September 23 2019

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Mavis Beacon
There are actually lowercase-like 'oldstyle' forms of normal numbers with more pronounced ascenders and descenders, which is why some numbers like '5' in books sometimes dangle below the line. But the true capital numbers remain the domain of number maven Mavis Beacon.

September 20 2019

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Types of Approximation
It's not my fault I haven't had a chance to measure the curvature of this particular universe.

September 18 2019

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Ksp 2
"The committee appreciates that your 2020 launch is on track, but the 'human capital/personnel retention' budget includes a lot more unmarked cash payments than usual. What are th--" "Public outreach."

September 16 2019

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Lots of people called their ships unsinkable before the Titanic. Voicing your hubris doesn't make failure more likely, just more memorable.

September 13 2019

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Earth-Like Exoplanet
Fire is actually a potential biosignature, since it means something is filling the atmosphere with an unstable gas like oxygen. If we find a planet covered in flames, it might be an indicator that it supports life. Or used to, anyway, before the fire.

September 12 2019

Fun fact: There IS a sponge inside the helmet that is precisely there to rub your nose against if it itches

September 11 2019

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Foucault Pendulum
Trust me, you don't want to get on the wrong side of the paramilitary enforcement arm of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service.

September 09 2019

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Unreachable State
ERROR: We've reached an unreachable state. Anything is possible. The limits were in our heads all along. Follow your dreams.

September 07 2019

Das hat keinen Zweck mehr zu argumentieren. Ich habe keine Zeit mir mit jedem Post eine größer werdende Texttapete durchzulesen. Das ist nur noch DDOS gegen den Diskurs.

- Was sollte der Link auf die Grauen Wölfe als Reaktion auf die "Mehr Nazis als Flüchtlinge"-Infografik am Anfang?

September 03 2019

Das ergibt doch keinen Sinn.
Dich stört, dass eine Elite an der Macht ungeniert auf ihren eigenen Vorteil lebt zu Lasten der benachteiligteren, unteren Bevölkerungsschichten.

Und deswegen sollten diese Leute sich einer Ideologie anschließen, die sich für die Unterdrückung/Ermordung noch weniger privilegierter Minderheiten der Gesellschaft einsetzt, weil das dann irgendwie dazu führt, dass das Klima gerettet wird?

September 01 2019

Ich wiederhole meine Frage:
Wie kommen wir von "Klimawandel ist ein Problem" zu "Nazis an der Macht lösen den Klimawandel"?

August 27 2019

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