I'm sure I'm projecting here, but I'm a bit overwhelmed imagining the potential melancholy of someone like Susskind who, at 78 years old, is still pushing a field forward, but can be certain now that there are deep new kinds of understanding—some surely derived from his own contributions!—that he's going to miss. 💀

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This stuff is so mind-bending and—well that's not actually true. My mind can't bend this way; it's more like I am considering the possibility that other minds might, and THAT's what's impressive. Anyway it's also very well-conveyed in Quanta Magazine. Talk about an organization that's Doing the Dang Thing. quantamagazine.org/why-black-h

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oh boy it's a thing plus another thing again Show more

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The real e-book hasn't been invented yet

There, I said it!

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I was looking up pictures of stoats and just look at this.

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I rather enjoyed watching this millisecond-scale video of plasma flowing inside a fusion reactor (set to a chill soundtrack) youtube.com/watch?v=Gtf-1JibOR

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sharing creative work a little outside my lane(?) Show more

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sharing creative work a little outside my lane(?) Show more

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@d Whoa! You know, I have *lowers voice* never read any of her Hainish Cycle books. I should correct that.

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@aparrish I really enjoyed this game; had a good little Qud run back in the spring. I do wish there was an… extremely… easier… version though

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@Matt Okay having just completed my second SMT project (very very small, but still)… I think… I prefer it now too??

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Yo can I entice some other nerds to get in on this buy? I want to use this light spectroscopy chip to analyze olive oil groupgets.com/campaigns/460-sp

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