Nerd Distractor

This may turn out to be too distracting to be allowed to live, but for now I'm tickled.

The sciences pre-print archive has had RSS feeds for a couple of years now, which let you do fun things like slurp the latest physics abstracts into a feed reader or blog aggregator. Or anything else that can read the RSS format.

A screensaver, for instance. Now, whenever nobody's using it, one of our lab computers will scroll the latest abstracts for astrophysics papers. In large enough font to be read from anywhere on that side of the lab. Nonstop.

I have a sneaking suspicion that I've hit upon a Venus Flytrap for astronomers.

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