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Easy or Hard

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"Friction-driven static electrification is familiar and fundamental in daily life, industry, and technology, but its basics have long been unknown and have continually perplexed scientists from ancient Greece to the high-tech era. [...] To date, no single theory can satisfactorily explain this mysterious but fundamental phenomenon." --Eui-Cheol Shin et. al. (2022)
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macr0t0r
51 days ago
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Wait, really? Hairy balloon static is still a mystery? It's exciting to know that such everyday stuff still has an opening for breakthroughs!
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Formatting Meeting

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Neither group uses iso 8601 because the big-endian enthusiasts were all at the meeting 20 years ago.
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macr0t0r
330 days ago
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We have tried so hard for so many years for a proper date format. This is worse than Daylight "Savings" Time. We've been here before: https://xkcd.com/1179/
silberbaer
328 days ago
I used to have 1179 printed out and posted to my cubicle wall, and would point to it when people didn't like my date format.
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mkalus
327 days ago
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More like the rest of the world.
iPhone: 49.287476,-123.142136
jcherfas
327 days ago
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2022-01-04 is the Only True Way.

Except for 04-01-2022
ReadLots
331 days ago
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This is bad, but the worst is using Excel which is the biggest date-format-bully on the planet.
"Hey that's some nice date strings you got there, shame if someone were to go and automatically reformat them on you. Oh, you've set your localization parameters, well guess who doesn't give a shit."
chrisrlowery
330 days ago
then when you manually change it to treat the cells like plain text, it converts the previously plain-text formatted date string into the internal numeric representation of the datetime

Saturn Hexagon

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Sorry, in SI units that's "there's a big football in there."
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macr0t0r
443 days ago
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The image alt text sells it: Soccer is the messed-up imperial unit to Football!
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alt_text_bot
444 days ago
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Sorry, in SI units that's "there's a big football in there."

Coronavirus Name

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It's important to keep the spider from touching your face.
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macr0t0r
999 days ago
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I'm willing to settle for everyone to at least call it Coronavirus instead of "that beer virus."
Juglugs
998 days ago
Beer Virus? - Lyme Disease?
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999 days ago
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It's important to keep the spider from touching your face.

Kerbal Space Program Breaks Ground with a New DLC!

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Brand new downloadable content for Kerbal Space Program is on its way! Filled with new content and features, Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion will give new meaning to the Kerbal scientific endeavours.

Breaking Ground is all about exploration, experimentation, and technological breakthroughs. Study the soaring plume of a cryovolcano on Vall, mysterious craters on Moho, and even more new features on all of the other moons and planets of the Solar System. Deploy experiments for the long-term study of Minmus and let them collect data while you explore further sights. Test your creativity with a new suite of robotics parts. Breaking Ground will help you and the Kerbals reach new horizons, all in the name of Science!

These are the most significant features coming to Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion.

Robotic Parts

Brand new robotic will add a whole new level of creativity to your craft. These parts will include some new control mechanics and let you create all sorts of inventive vehicles and crazy contraptions to aid the Kerbals in exploring their Universe!

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Surface Features

Scattered across the Kerbin System, you’ll find interesting Surface Features, like mineral formations, meteors, craters, and some even more curious planetary features. Study them and collect valuable scientific data with a brand-new Rover Arm!

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Deployed Science

Bring equipment for experiments with you from Kerbin and deploy them on the surface of a celestial body to take measurements over time. Set up a science station and put your crew to work. From seismometers to weather stations, there are plenty experiments for you to try out!

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New Space Suit

Kerbals are also getting a fresh new space suit to wear for their scientific endeavors! This sleek futuristic suit will make your Kerbals look flashy while they explore the canyons of Duna, the shores of Laythe, or any other exotic destination.

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Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion will be released on May 30th for PC for $14.99 USD. And yes, we’re keeping our promise that all players who purchased the game through April 2013 will receive the expansion for free. We’ll provide more details on how that will work before launch.

Do you want to learn more about Breaking Ground? Then make sure to stay tuned for our next KSP Loading… where we’ll take a deep dive into the content and features of Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion!

Happy launchings!

P.S.:  Click here to see the full High-Res screenshot album.

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macr0t0r
1299 days ago
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Heh...I bought it on June 2013...missed it by thaaaat much! However, I don't mind supporting them. There's just not enough of these type of games, so I want Kerbal development to keep going.
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slubman
1301 days ago
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Time to go back to KSP ?
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macr0t0r
1300 days ago
If this seamlessly integrates into the regular career mode (versus the history expansion), then my wallet is ready!
slubman
1300 days ago
Feel almost bad, that I will have the extension freely (due to the date I bought the game)

strip for September / 22 / 2015 - We don't have to worry about ghosts, you guys

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strip for September / 22 / 2015 - We don't have to worry about ghosts, you guys
We don't have to worry about ghosts, you guys

Jump to a Random Strip in the Archives! | Buy This Original Art | Archives | E-mail Dave

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macr0t0r
2622 days ago
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Ghosts can't keep up!
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