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Daniel Berke
Eternally inquisitive mystery ponderer.
Eternally inquisitive mystery ponderer.

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Constructing buildings out of what are essentially industrial-grade Lego blocks made of recycled non-hazardous urban waste materials? I don't know if it will work, but it's certainly an intriguing idea.

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A very interesting idea about modular, upgradeable phones.

There come times in your life when you just have to step back and wonder what happened in your life for the conclusion of your idle train of thought as you walked to work in the morning to be "Huh. So humans aren't actually homeomorphic to doughnuts afterall."

A job where you have to tear yourself away from the fascinating problem you're solving to go eat lunch (and mainly because you had a light breakfast and your stomach is growling), and where you happily cut said lunch break short to get back to work, is a good job.

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Merry Christmas everyone! Check out this hilarious parady/commentary on the state of our society today.

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Just a head's up for any of you Apple maps users out there...

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Wow. Here's a very interesting little Flash game that neatly illustrates some of the non-intuitive principles of moving close to the speed of light, while still being a fun game.

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What they're really up to up there on Mauna Kea... :)
Photo by +Daniel Birchall, Death Star explosion from Star Wars, composited together by me.

It occurred to me as I was stumbling down the staircase from the kitchen with my hands full of dinner that if you have problems carrying your meal by yourself, you have problems a distressingly large fraction of the global population can only dream of having.

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Neat video from a guy I know showing the Subaru Observatory's Adaptive Optics laser in action on the the galactic core.
The Subaru Telescope atop Mauna Kea propagates its adaptive optics laser  at the center of the Milky Way, during observations the night of August 4, 2012 by Japanese astronomer Shogo Nishiyama (NAOJ). Moonrise occurs 6 seconds into the video. Please share if you like this.

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