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Back at school I only ever had one semester of quantum mechanics, but I had many more of analysis. Since then I've heard a lot about so-called "renormalization" in QED, and have been very curious, but this is the first really good explanation I've found.

If you like this kind of stuff, be sure to circle +John Baez !​
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Well, it's not exactly a hoverboard, but today I was finally able to use my credit card's EMV chip. #BackToTheTwentiethCenturyEurope
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I use mine frequently when in Canada. But they've figured out that visitors from the U.S. don't know their credit card PINs, so a signature is required every time.
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It is the nineties, and there is time for KLAX.
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That is cool man I wish I could do that

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I seem to be plowing through Nexus 7 devices at an accelerating rate. I don't think I'm dropping them more often, but the screen seems to break more often. I wonder if the plastic used in the back panel gets more brittle as the years pass since the last manufacturing run. 
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How so? A case like http://smile.amazon.com/MoKo-Google-New-Nexus-Case/dp/B00CKA1IYU/ref=sr_1_1 provides a useful level of protection at a good price. It also wakes/sleeps the tablet. Or get a thicker case for more protection.
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This is shocking and terrible news. (Do not confuse this with perennial reports of unrest from the Muslim insurgency deep in the south of Thailand. This is in the heart of the capital, at one of the country's most-loved shrines, where tourists throng very thick.)

Yesterday I would have called it unthinkable that anyone would plant a bomb here. My condolences especially to the familes of those killed, and to anyone who was injured, but also to all my friends living and working all over Bangkok who now must be feeling a lot less safe.
Police in Thailand say a bomb has exploded close to a shrine in the centre of the capital, Bangkok, causing many deaths and injuries.
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No doubt the work of 'peacefull' Muslimes again
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I somehow missed the news that Amazon brought back the CueCat with WiFi and a microphone. Seems to be free hardware for Prime members to hack on.
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Apparently the hardest problem of all computer science, still unsolved 50 years after The Demo, is bloody Copy And Paste. 
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Sigh, that's one for me :)
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Dear lazyplus, I'm looking for a smartwatch. My criteria are:
1. it has to tell the time, and
2. it has to charge via microusb (for I have sworn a solemn oath never to buy another proprietary charging cable).

#1 means a digital always-on display, so OLED and backlit LCD are out; eink and transflective are in.

So far I've only found two options: Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk.

Any other suggestions? Why are these two simple criteria so hard to satisfy in a huge field of competitors?
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I'm not a crazy person, so I just sign in.
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A dozen years later, this is still a great read: a post by +Lawrence Lessig​ on how he should've argued Eldritch v. Ashcroft before the Supreme Court.

(When was the last time a Presidential Primary Debate included someone who'd argued with the Supremes? Anyone know?)

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John W. Davis served as Solicitor General, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, and was nominated as the Democratic nominee on the 103rd ballot of the 1924 presidential elections, ultimately losing to Calvin Coolidge, but it's not clear to me that he ever debated William McAdoo.

Surely somebody since then has both been a Democratic presidential primary candidate (and debated as such) and also argued before the Supreme Court?
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#politics
In case you haven't heard, Larry Lessig has announced a possible run at the Presidency. If he can "kickstart" $1M by September 7, he'll run as a one-issue candidate, promising to resign once he passes his Citizen's Equality Act.

I have zero opinion on whether or not this would work, or and I'm not convinced it would be a good thing for the country even if it did. But it sure as hell would be fun to watch. If you agree, why not take that $20 you were going to spend on a crappy movie (or that $60 you were going to spend on a crappy AAA video game) and toss it this way instead? 
We need a government that works — one not corrupted by the influence of money, one capable of representing us. We don’t have that government now because the system is rigged. Here is my plan to fix it
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Choice quotes from the FAQ page: "This reform needs someone willing to burn as well as build bridges, if need be. I’m running to be that SOB."
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What the hell? Looks like my android device has some kind of malware that is putting spam in my notification bar. I longpressed the notification and the system claims it came from the YouTube app. But the real YouTube app would never do something so heinous. Right?

... right? 
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Or long press the offending notification itself, you can reach the system-level banhammer from there too. Or from the "Apps" system settings UI.
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I had a balcony seat to Merchant_of_Venice tonight, and didn't even have to hire a sitter.
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