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August 20 2018

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Dark Matter Candidates
My theory is that dark matter is actually just a thin patina of grime covering the whole universe, and we don't notice it because we haven't thoroughly cleaned the place in eons.

August 17 2018

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Equations
All electromagnetic equations: The same as all fluid dynamics equations, but with the 8 and 23 replaced with the permittivity and permeability of free space, respectively.

August 15 2018

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Repair or Replace
Just make sure all your friends and family are out of the car, or that you've made backup friends and family at home.

August 13 2018

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Word Puzzles
Eno's storied aria was once soloed by Judge Lance Ito on the alto oboe at Ohio's AirAsia Arena.

August 10 2018

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Pie Charts
If you can't get your graphing tool to do the shading, just add some clip art of cosmologists discussing the unusual curvature of space in the area.

August 08 2018

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Voting Software
There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.

August 06 2018

18:27

08/03/18 PHD comic: 'Summer Acronym'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "Summer Acronym" - originally published 8/3/2018

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

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Disaster Movie
Really, they'd be rushing around collecting revisions to go into the next scheduled quarterly public data update, not publishing them immediately, but you have to embellish things a little for Hollywood.

August 03 2018

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Complex Numbers
I'm trying to prove that mathematics forms a meta-abelian group, which would finally confirm my suspicions that algebreic geometry and geometric algebra are the same thing.

August 01 2018

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Lightning Distance
The index of radio refraction does have a lot of variation, which might throw off your calculations, so you can also look at the difference in brightness between the visible flash and more-attenuated UV and x-rays.

July 30 2018

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Heat Index
The heat index is calculated via looking up the "effective temperature" in a table of air temperature and humidity values, and then adding a bunch more degrees because it feels WAY hotter than that.

July 27 2018

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07/27/18 PHD comic: 'The point of no returns'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "The point of no returns" - originally published 7/27/2018

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

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Peer Review
Your manuscript "Don't Pay $25 to Access Any of the Articles in this Journal: A Review of Preprint Repositories and Author Willingness to Email PDF Copies for Free" has also been rejected, but nice try.

July 25 2018

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Light Hacks
Life hack: Wait for an advanced civilization to be briefly distracted, then sneak in and construct a slightly smaller Dyson sphere inside theirs.

July 24 2018

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07/20/18 PHD comic: 'Dream on'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "Dream on" - originally published 7/20/2018

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

July 23 2018

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Y-Axis
We've also developed the semi-semi-log scale, where the Y-axis for the left half of the graph is a log scale but on the right half it isn't.

July 20 2018

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Sports Champions
For a long time, people thought maybe Usain Bolt was the one for running, until the 2090s and the incredible dominance of Derek Legs.

July 18 2018

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Software Development
Update: It turns out the cannon has a motorized base, and can make holes just fine using the barrel itself as a battering ram. But due to design constraints it won't work without a projectile loaded in, so we still need those drills.

July 16 2018

08:53

07/13/18 PHD comic: 'Hurry up and wait'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "Hurry up and wait" - originally published 7/13/2018

For the latest news in PHD Comics, CLICK HERE!

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Negative Results
P.S. We're going to the beach this weekend, so I'm attaching my preregistration forms for that trip now, before we find out whether it produces any interesting results.
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