you and the goat will appreciate it in the end
Monday, 19 February 2018

RightEye's portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

quote [ It turns out there’s quite a lot you can tell from how someone’s eyes move. We ... all vary in how and how well we execute a number of basic tasks, from flicking our eyes back and forth to smoothly tracking a moving target.

RightEye tracks these movements with a custom device that looks a bit like an all-in-one desktop... A basic EyeQ (as they call it) test takes five minutes or so, with more specialized tests adding only a few more, and results are available immediately. ]

I've been watching Olympic snowboarders, now I have concussion on the brain.

In extended, two other brand new methods of instant concussion diagnosis, one with blood test, one with a speech analysis app.

[SFW] [health] [+4]
[by HoZay@2:10amGMT] [1 comment]

The Lost Zelda Game | The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets [BS-Zelda]

quote [ Every Nintendo home console has had at least two Legend of Zelda games released during its life cycle, all but the Super Nintendo that is, but what if there IS another Super Nintendo Zelda game that was previously lost to time? ]

Played the LoZ series my entire childhood with the original on NES being the first video game I remember playing, to sometime in high school when Majora's Mask bored me. Link to the Past was always my favorite, and I thought I knew everything about it 'til I watched this. Had tried a couple BS games through emulation, but somehow never heard about this sequel. May have to download it and give it a whirl.
[SFW] [games] [+3]
[by JWWargo@2:08amGMT] [2 comments]

I’m An Ex-Google Woman Tech Leader And I’m Sick Of Our Approach To Diversity!

quote [ As part of my UrbanAMA journey, I’ve worked with many young women in high school and college, encouraging them towards pursuing computer science and getting a tech degree. Many of them have opened up about the hostile environments they face even in progressive schools such as UC Berkeley and have thanked me for the support and encouragement. Now that is where we must bring change.

If we increase the inflow of women into tech education, we will automatically increase diversity in hiring. ]

She's a better writer than I am...
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by donnie@12:55amGMT] [4 comments]

How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good

quote [ Being engaged carried some legal consequences until the news media got a hold of a sensational story ]

But someday you'll pay the price, I know
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Alexander Fleming’s Microbial Art

quote [ Alexander Fleming is widely known as the brilliant microbiologist who gave the world the miraculous life-saving drug called antibiotic. ]

How about getting off of these antibiotics
[SFW] [art] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons

quote [ Photons typically don't interact, but physicists bound three together in the lab. ]

So how long until I get my lightsaber?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 laz0r]
[by JWWargo@10:33pmGMT] [2 comments]

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of 'Disruption'

quote [ Airbnb expanded the availability of beds for visitors, gave young tourists a more authentic taste of their urban destination, and kept prices down for all travelers.

But Airbnb's success also encouraged dubious behavior on the part of “commercial” power users—property owners who listed downtown units (especially second residences) all year long, as if they were hotel rooms. Why would would that be a problem? Open apartments occupied for much of the year by Airbnb-using travelers reduce the number of available homes to people who want to move into that building. ]

Another driver of housing shortage and higher rents.

[SFW] [business]
[by HoZay@6:26pmGMT] [6 comments]

Fired Google Engineer Loses Diversity Memo Challenge

quote [ Google’s firing of an engineer over his controversial memo criticizing its diversity policies and “politically correct monoculture” didn’t violate U.S. labor law, a federal agency lawyer concluded. ]

Another memo to screw
[SFW] [people] [+7 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:05amGMT] [55 comments]

Friday, 16 February 2018

Pastor of Philippine mega-church detained after piles of cash found on private jet

quote [ The head of a mega-church in the Philippines was detained at Honolulu's airport after federal agents found $350,000 in cash on the private plane he was on. ]

Interesting point in the coverage of this news story is another local outlet, the Star Advertiser, has zero mention of the pastor or his church. (Link to other article in extended)

[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+2]
[by JWWargo@7:46pmGMT] [7 comments]

Russians Indicted

quote [ The indictment says that the defendants allegedly, by early to mid 2016, were "supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump." ]

Can't wait for more "No one has proof the Russians were involved... even though every intelligence agency has said they did and who cares, it doesn't matter any way."
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Interesting]
[by conception@6:50pmGMT] [52 comments]

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