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GeekWatch Brings Old School Calculator To Apple Watch

I am quite sure that by now, there have been a whole lot of folks who have compared the Apple Watch to the classic Casio calculator watch, and surely when this happens, the inevitable will follow. Some smart aleck has decided to forge ahead and come up with an app that will surely resonate with the older generation, calling it GeekWatch. Show More Summary

Proposed EPA Carbon Rules Will Mean Higher Bills and Fewer Coal Plants, New Report Says

A new report released Friday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reinvigorating a common debate in Washington over how to calculate projected economic impacts of regulations.

Here's A Thingy Tracking NBA Teams' Nerd Ratings Through History

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

FiveThirtyEight has a cool interactive up today by Nate Silver and frenemy of the program Reuben Fischer-Baum, calculating the Elo ratings throughout history for every team in the NBA. I’m a sucker for Elo ratings, so I love this. I’m also a sucker for the shitbag Knicks, so I pulled up their chart ready to cringe. That’s it up there. Read more...

Stellar birth seen in flash of light from supernova slamming into nearby star

Using a "roadmap" of theoretical calculations and supercomputer simulations, astronomers observed a flash of light caused by a supernova slamming into a nearby star, allowing them to determine the stellar system from which a Type Ia supernova was born. This finding confirms one of two competing theories about Type Ia supernovae birth.

caffeine + anxiousness = hours_of_sleep 2

That’s right, by my calculation I got about two hours of quality sleep last night. Admittedly I rarely sleep well, but generally better than my mother or brother, but last night was worse than normal. Perhaps it was the cup of Starbucks I had at 7:30pm last night. Perhaps it was the short sleep I […]

Five Trillion Pieces Of Plastic Are Floating In An Ocean Near You

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

In December, a consortium of 12 research institutions published some of the first numbers on global ocean plastic pollution. By their calculation, almost 300,000 tons of plastic swirl near the surface of our seas today.The estimate is lower than expected. Show More Summary

Decatur Millage Rate May Drop 2 Points Due to Big Tax Digest Increase

The AJC posted a blurb Friday afternoon that noted that due to a 19% increase in the city’s tax digest this year, Decatur Schools would likely drop the millage rate by a full point next year. Using this calculation, it looks like a full point millage drop would result in roughly a $240/year savings for a […]

Calculate business hours between two dates in C#

C# code in finding the business time between two dates. Also to get the next business day and time by adding specific duration in minutes

Google's Depth Map (Part II)

CodeProjectIn the previous post I described Google's Lens Blur feature and how we can use code to extract the depth map stored in the PNG image output by Lens Blur.  Lens Blur performs a series of image frame captures, calculates the depth of each pixel (based on a user-configurable focus locus) and

The Duggars Undergo Name Changes -- No More 'J's!

Post by Caroline Olney. Ever since TIME Magazine released a name calculator that'll tell what your name would have been in each decade of the 20th century, everyone has been scrambling to find out what they would have been named today, or who their 1970s (or 1980s, or 1990s...) alter ego would have been. Show More Summary

John Cena -- Watch Me Squat 600 Pounds!

Wrestling might be fake, but John Cena is 100% BEAST... Here's video of the WWE star proving it by squatting what our TMZ Sports math geniuses calculated is over SIX HUNDRED POUNDS of weight. John posted the short vid…

Predicting magnetic behavior in copper oxide superconductors

Enabled by high-performance computing, the magnetic couplings in model systems for copper-containing cuprate superconductors were accurately calculated for the first time.

5 Ways We Can Save Students From Drowning in Debt

Photobank gallery/Shutterstock By Mitchell D. Weiss The U.S. Department of Education recently unveiled an improved methodology for calculating student-loan payment delinquencies. Where it once figured the late-payment rate of student...Show More Summary

Inflation Rate In The U.S. Still Hovering Around The 0%

Data Visualisation by @Jishai. Data Source: US Inflation Calculator. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

Jeb Bush Bets His Corporate Donors, Party Bosses Will Beat His Right-Wing Rivals Backed By Billionaires

The GOP's rich and powerful fight for the 2016 nomination. The conventional political wisdom is that ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is intentionally snubbing the far-right as part of a calculated path to the Republican presidential nomination...Show More Summary

Why You Can't Trust Those Retirement Calculators

Andrew Rich/Getty Images By Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment There are a lot of basic retirement calculators on the Internet, but few of them take into consideration the factors that are truly important. It's not your current...Show More Summary

Something Doesn't Add Up - Strong Jobs, Weak Spending, Sagging Sales

Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, The problem with the employment report is not just about how it is calculated but more so that it is taken as the definitive measure of economic performance. The notion itself,...Show More Summary

Relays Calculate Square Roots

After seeing an exhibit of an old relay-based computer as a kid, [Simon] was inspired to build a simple two-relay latching circuit. Since then, he’s been fascinated by how relays can function to do computation. He’s come quite a long...Show More Summary

Resident Evil Revelations 2 ships 1.1 million units

Across the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One platforms, Capcom has shipped 1.1 million units of Resident Evil Revelations 2 worldwide. Capcom apparently arrived at this number by calculating full Season Pass sales alongside of retail sales (shipped units). Show More Summary

This Bitcoin Simulator Is an Insane Trip Through Cryptocurrency Hell

Bitcoin Mining Profit Calculator: Gaiden, the followup to last year’s Advanced Bitcoin Simulator, is a satirical, sometimes cryptic free web browser game written by an anonymous artist called Totally Not Satoshi (TNS). Both games, says...Show More Summary

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