to milk out buckets of fuck butter
Friday, 12 April 2024

Carmakers give up on software that avoids kangaroos

quote [ Australia is turning to virtual fences to cut down on car-kangaroo impacts. ]

surprised when suddenly a kangaroo ran close by.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 8 April 2024

Scientists Accidentally Made a Mouse Grow Legs in Place of Genitals

quote [ Turning off a gene early in mouse development led researchers to end up with an accidental six-legged embryonic mammal. ]

Keep going until we create Centi-musculus.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 WTF]
[by R1Xhard@1:11pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 5 April 2024

NASA Will Create a New Time Zone for the Moon, Called Coordinated Lunar Time

quote [ With dozens of lunar missions on the horizon, a standard time-keeping system for the moon will assist with precise navigation, docking and landing ]

Full moon madness, now is time
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 laz0r]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:33amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 31 March 2024

Flickr Commons

quote [ To increase public access to archival photography collections,
To provide tools and resources to help interested researchers enhance the photographs? descriptions and other metadata, and
To return this new information to the contributing cultural member organizations, and
To protect and attend to the long life of this unique collection. ]

a nice tool ?launched this year ?to easier follow through permissively licensed archives on Flickr. Found via blog of Alex Chan (working at Flickr + having co-build this portal)

thumb is Hong Kong radio station '69 via The National Archives UK "most recent" feed.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@3:14pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 30 March 2024

Everything I know about the XZ backdoor

quote [ jesus, I hope you like beer cuz we owe you a free lifetime supply. ]

This is all over the internet by now: a social-engineered backdoor inside SSH servers, being repacked inside Linux distros and only noticed by accident yesterday. Quote is Mastodon, thumb xkcd ?some more info on LWN and a lengthy FAQ.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@12:36pmGMT] [2 comments]



Thursday, 28 March 2024

The Cheap Web

quote [ Cheap to maintain: Most webpages should work indefinitely without falling over.
Cheap to leave: Opting-out of the web should be painless.
Cheap to access: Most websites should be compatible with screenreaders, etc.
Cheap to participate: Interacting with the web should be possible on a Wii.
Cheap to explore: Exploring the web should be pleasant on 1W of power.
Cheap to contribute: Making/hosting websites should be easier than scrapbooking. ]

Good manifesto from last year.

Thumb is Beardsley via Clawmarks
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:13pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 26 March 2024

Prestigious journals make it hard for scientists who don?t speak English to get published. And we all lose out

quote [ The use of English as the norm poses challenges for scholars from regions where English is not widely spoken. They must decide whether to publish in English for global visibility, or publish in their native language to make their work accessible to local communities. And when they work in English, they end up expending more time and effort writing and revising papers than their native English-speaking peers. ]

Some notes on scientific inclusion ?as a study, no less.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:10pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 24 March 2024

Internet Pleasures

quote [ ?Addiction is not fundamentally a moral failing ? it?s not a disease of weak-willed losers. When you look at the biology, the only model of addiction that makes sense is a disease-based model, and the only attitude towards addicts that makes sense is one of compassion.? ]

Musings from 2011 about web dopamine starting from a neuroscientist's interview about his book on NPR. This was in the earlier smartphone times.

(thumb)
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:12amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 1 March 2024

How We Turned the Tide in the Roach Wars

quote [ could be that, you know, when things change for better, we just have a tendency to just accept the new, better reality and pretend the old thing didn?t happen. Hey, that?s done. I?d rather not discuss it. ]

Podcast that's gladly also a readable text.

Bit yucky but extremely interesting. Triggered my own cockroach playtime memories. Article ends with an anthropology discussion (quote).
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@1:42amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 26 February 2024

OFFDEM

quote [ As we moved away from FOSDEM, we embraced different ways to organize a political gathering around free technology production. What we?re doing here did not exist before, except to a point in some related hacker circles. Moreover, FOSDEM remains subjugated by the same corporate sponsors that we refuse to see in our community spaces. ]

An alternative list of events and spaces rejecting common corporate open source sponsors. Started in France and looks like a loose movement.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:16pmGMT] [0 comments]



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