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Friday, 15 January 2021

The Taint Bandaid Is Real Now

quote [ Last year, nestled among the booths at CES Unveiled, an untouched veggie platter, and hordes of tired tech journalists, I stumbled upon the taint bandaid. ]

It's like standing next to a portelet and a fish fry.
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Aptera, Solar-Powered Car

quote [ Aptera is the first electric/ solar vehicle that requires no charging for most daily use. Thanks to the power of the sun, the dream of driving for more miles with less carbon, materials, and energy from the grid is now a reality. ]

This thing has a thousand mile range! It really excites me. I hope they make a go of it.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Marcel@2:21amGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 8 January 2021


quote [ Using an instance of Nitter (hosted on a VPS for example), you can browse Twitter without JavaScript while retaining your privacy. In addition to respecting your privacy, Nitter is on average around 15 times lighter than Twitter, and in some cases serves pages faster. ]

While Thread Reader makes bookmarking and reading way more convenient, this scriptless Twitter frontend is breathtakingly fast.

Found this via the Stuff that rocks list that collected similar frontends. Some thoughts in the extended.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:14pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

A Harvard professor says an alien visited in 2017 ? and more are coming

quote [ ?The excess push away from the sun ? that was the thing that broke the camel?s back,? he said.

Using physics, scientists can calculate the exact path an object should take and what speed it should travel due to the gravitational force exerted by the sun. The sun?s pull will speed up an object massively as it gets closer, then kick it out the other side, only for the object to slow considerably as it gets farther away.

But ?Oumuamua didn?t follow this calculated trajectory. The object, in fact, accelerated ?slightly, but to a highly statistically significant extent,? Loeb writes, as it moved away from the sun. ]

Interesting. Theres also a claim by William Pickard that extraterrastrials encrypted the NSA's computers in 2000
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by rylex@4:33amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 2 January 2021

There's Mounting Evidence That Life on Earth Started With More Than Just RNA

quote [ How life originated on Earth continues tofascinate scientists, but it's not easy peering back billions of years into the past. Now, evidence is growing for a relatively new hypothesis of how life began: with a very precise mix of RNA and DNA. ]

And here I was just accepting that RNA was first and I should form my worldview based on that.

Thanks Obama.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by ooo[......7@7:30pmGMT] [0 comments]

Meet the Excel warriors saving the world from spreadsheet disaster

quote [ Spreadsheets run the world. When they break, governments and companies turn to an elite group of experts to save the day ]

That quote makes it sound pretty catchy. As every program, spreadsheets inescapably contain an embarassing amount of errors.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@4:06pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Inside the World?s Only Snowflake Laboratory

quote [ If Jack Frost exists, he?s probably moonlighting as Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht. The CalTech professor is not only a skilled solar astronomist and ice crystal researcher, but a creator of ?designer snowflakes? ? yes, you read correctly. ]

Hey snowflake, my pretty little snowflake
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 21 December 2020


quote [ This site contains several years of research in the classification of occlupanids. These small objects are everywhere, dotting supermarket aisles and sidewalks with an impressive array of form and color. The Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group has taken on the mantle of classifying this most common, yet most puzzling, member of phylum Plasticae. ]

HORG! I had no idea these things had official scientific nomenclature.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Original]
[by rylex@5:46amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Game Cartridges And The Technology To Make Data Last Forever

quote [ The gist of things seem to be that if you are going to send something into space or to another planet or equally remote, you probably want to put all the essentials such as the operating system and other core files into MROM or PROM. For video game consoles it?s bit harder to say. ]

Interesting topic. Don't understand everything that's going on there though.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@8:45pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 12 December 2020

absorptions: Plotting patterns in music with a fantasy record player

quote [ because I don't own a record player. ]

A virtual record player to analyse sound patterns and imagine e-ink LPs.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@8:49pmGMT] [0 comments]

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