she never expected to absorb the poison though her vaginal wall
Thursday, 18 July 2019

Buried Treasure - Of a Sort

quote [ what?s the strangest (or most terrifying) thing you?ve come across in cleaning out an unused chemical space? ]

Woo, sorry for the fast posting, but these comments open up a nice anecdote collection.

(animated thumb source)
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@11:41amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 15 July 2019

Why did moving the mouse cursor cause Windows 95 to run more quickly?

quote [ Wiggling the mouse resulted in a flood of mouse-move messages, which in turn made programs wake up more often and (depending on their structure) updating their states each time, going into the message loop again, giving time to screen updates, resulting in an over all faster reaction. ]

Keep on wiggling to go faster.

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:22pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 12 July 2019

Falcon has landed: Japan's Hayabusa2 probe touches down on asteroid

quote [ Unmanned craft ? about the size of a large refrigerator ? plans to collect ground samples, some 300 million kilometres from Earth ]

Same name as the motorbike
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@5:04pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Historical Photos of the Bizarre Two-Wheeled, Self-Balancing 1967 Gyro-X Vehicle

quote [ In 1967 Alex Tremules, contracted by California-based Gyro Transport Systems, built the single-seated Gyro-X. The automobile had just two wheels, one in front and one in the back and, as the car?s name implies, it utilized a built-in gyroscope to remain upright when moving. ]

Hell on two wheels
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:10amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Are plants not conscious? Botanists take controversial stand against plant neurobiology

quote [ Frustrated by more than a decade of research which claims to reveal intentions, feelings and even consciousness in plants, more traditionally minded botanists have finally snapped. Plants, they protest, are emphatically not conscious. They argue that practitioners of "plant neurobiology? have become carried away with the admittedly impressive abilities of plants to sense and react to their environments.

Taiz: "They want to raise people's consciousness about plants as living organisms and reach them on an emotional level. I'm very sympathetic to the motivations, but it is clouding their objectivity. They have to be prepared for the fact that plants may not have consciousness" ]

But it's ok to eat figs, 'cause they don't have any feelings.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@10:35pmGMT] [1 comment]



Monday, 1 July 2019

New meaning to "Christmas in July"

But.

That's Mexico. It can't be full of ice in July. It cant.

No.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by ooo[......7@5:08amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 28 June 2019

New Emails, Old Tech

quote [ How HTML helped, then hindered, the evolution of email, or why all those fancy marketing emails you get in your inbox still rely on HTML tables in 2019. ]

Html Rulez Dood
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Move over male marsonauts, sperm banks in space are the hot new way to colonize Mars

quote [ All-female astronaut crews could reproduce in space without the help of accompanying men, new research suggests.

The study found that frozen samples of sperm exposed to microgravity retained similar characteristics to sperm samples kept on the ground, raising hopes that a sperm bank could one day be set up in space to help populate new worlds.

This could prove interesting for female astronauts, amid reports that future missions to Mars may involve women-only space crews. ]

Bulky males are inefficient.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@8:28pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Move over smart-phone-induced skull spikes, Martian-life-induced methane spikes are the hot new spikes spiking on media sites

quote [ This week, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission - about 21 parts per billion units by volume. ... The finding came from the rover's Sample Analysis at Mars tunable laser spectrometer. It's exciting because microbial life is an important source of methane on Earth, but methane can also be created through interactions between rocks and water.

"With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern," said SAM Principal Investigator Paul Mahaffy. ]

Bowie, Elon Musk, ack ack ack, "martian cow farts prove global warming is a hoax!"... take your pick of reference memes no doubt already mentioned a thousand times on Facetwitter.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@9:35pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 22 June 2019

NASA hacked because of unauthorized Raspberry Pi connected to its network | ZDNet

quote [ The point of entry was a Raspberry Pi device that was connected to the IT network of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) without authorization or going through the proper security review. ]

The hackers used this network gateway to pivot inside JPL's infrastructure, and gained access to the network that was storing information about NASA JPL-managed Mars missions, from where he exfiltrated information.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@5:11pmGMT] [3 comments]



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