you can't say things like that, sis. People will make pervy comments
Friday, 11 January 2019

See the First Panorama of the Far Side of the Moon, Captured by China?s Chang?e 4 Lander

quote [ The Moon?s far side near its southern pole is a dead, dim place littered with pits and rocks, as the first panoramic image taken by China?s Change? 4 lander confirms. ]

Follow up to mook's post last week. China has had to more-or-less go it alone in their space program, and they?re advancing along steadily.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@8:51pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 10 January 2019

A women?s sex toy won an award from CES, until they stole it back

quote [ The sex toy company Lora DiCarlo had planned to present its debut product at CES this week alongside a plaque for winning one of the show?s Innovation Awards. But neither of those things happened ? the organizers behind CES revoked the award and the company?s ability to exhibit at the show, then gave a bunch of ridiculous reasons for why it happened. ]

See my sex-toys? Best in town!
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+5 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:43amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Chinese Scientist Who Created CRISPR Babies Could Face The Death Penalty, Fellow Geneticist Warns

quote [ A British geneticist is worried that He Jiankui the Chinese scientist responsible for the birth of genetically modified human twins, He could face the death penalty for corruption and bribery charges.... ]

"which could make the twin girls more vulnerable to influenza, among other known and unknown health problems." So good for HIV, but don't sneeze.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by R1Xhard@2:48pmGMT] [10 comments]

Monday, 7 January 2019

How the Internet works: Submarine fiber, brains in jars, and coaxial cables

quote [ A deep dive into Internet infrastructure, plus a rare visit to a subsea cable landing site. ]

It's cables all the way down.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by Paracetamol@8:22pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 3 January 2019

China?s Moon Landing: Lunar Rover Begins Its Exploration

quote [ Reaction in China to the landing was muted ? a sign that the novelty of space missions has faded. But it also appeared to reflect political and economic anxieties. ]

article pasted in extended

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 laz0r]
[by lilmookieesquire@11:30pmGMT] [1 comment]



WordTsar – A Wordstar clone

quote [ WordTsar is a modern day Wordstar clone. It is GUI based, and runs on Linux, Windows, and OSX. ]

Wouldn't you know ?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 laz0r]
[by Paracetamol@8:16pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

New Horizons survived its flyby of Ultima Thule

quote [ New Horizons successfully "phoned home" at 10:28 a.m. EST, letting NASA scientists know all of its systems survived the flyby of Ultima Thule. The first real images will now slowly trickle in over the coming hours and days. ]

IIRC this is the furthest object a spacecraft has flown by. I believe it's not too much longer before distance interferes with transmissions- so this is one of the last objects we can get information from for now.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 laz0r]
[by lilmookieesquire@6:04amGMT] [19 comments]

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world?s best hope for the mainstream

quote [ So, elementary OS is not a Linux desktop in the traditional sense. Rather it's an operating system in the same sense that Windows and macOS are.
[?]
With its new release, pay-what-you-want OS project now has a pay-what-you-want app store. ]

Sounds actually appealing. Wonder why it needs hardware-accelerated UI animation though.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:28pmGMT] [1 comment]

Your guide to the best meteor showers of 2019 - ABC News

quote [ The year starts with a bang with the Quadrantids, the first of the annual big three meteor showers. Active while the Moon is new, it gives northern hemisphere observers a show to enjoy during the cold nights of winter. Sadly, the shower is not visible from southern skies. ]

What type of shower do you enjoy?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by R1Xhard@12:58pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 29 December 2018

911 emergency services go down across the US after CenturyLink outage

quote [ 911 emergency services in several states across the U.S. went down after a massive outage at a CenturyLink data center. The outage began after 12pm ET on Thursday,according to CenturyLink's status page, and caused disruption across 911 call centers through Friday. ]

My buddy in Portland messaged me about this yesterday, and (lucky me) I now have some weekend work going on with several of my colos that got jacked up by this.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@8:07pmGMT] [4 comments]



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