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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

We're Halfway to Encrypting the Entire Web

quote [ The movement to encrypt the web has reached a milestone. As of earlier this month, approximately half of Internet traffic is now protected by HTTPS. ]
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by XregnaR@1:02pmGMT] [2 comments]

400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum

quote [ The species has been named Websteroprion armstrongi. This honours Armstrong, who collected the material, and bass player extraordinaire, Alex Webster of Death Metal band Cannibal Corpse, since he can be regarded as a 'giant' when it comes to handling his instrument. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 laz0r]
[by slaytanik@12:51pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Giant 'Rivers in the Sky' Are Causing Widespread Chaos in California

quote [ This month, the percentage of California still stuck in a drought dropped by 22 percent in a single week, as the wettest winter in decades saw an onslaught of storms deliver record-breaking rains across the state. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Good]
[by XregnaR@8:37pmGMT] [6 comments]

NASA Scientists Have a Plan to Make Pluto a Planet Again

quote [ ?It?s bullshit,? Alan Stern, principle investigator of NASA?s New Horizons mission to Pluto, has said about the demotion of Pluto from the ranks of official planet status. Now Stern is heading up a team of NASA scientists who have proposed a new definition of planets that would do more than just reinstate the icy dwarf planet with the big heart to its former glory. ]

Quasi followup to this post.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by XregnaR@2:20pmGMT] [11 comments]

Why astronauts are banned from getting drunk in space

quote [ From wine being sipped on the moon to whisky on a space station, space travel has had a long and complex relationship with alcohol. ]

It's because they are addicted to Tang!
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by satanspenis666@6:43amGMT] [2 comments]



Monday, 20 February 2017

Smart Thinking: Electric Company Uses Flamethrowing Octocopter To Burn Trash Off Power Lines

quote [ These are a few shots from Xiangyang, China where an electric power maintenance company is using a flamethrowing octocopter to burn plastic bags and other debris that have gotten caught on power lines... ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@6:04pmGMT] [13 comments]

Pirate Site With No Traffic Attracts 49m Mainly Bogus DMCA Notices

quote [ It's likely you've never heard of mp3toys.xyz since the site has very little traffic. However, thanks to a bungling anti-piracy outfit, the site is now the second most complained about 'pirate' site on the Internet, with Google receiving more than 49 million notices in just over six months. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+9 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@3:44pmGMT] [2 comments]

Have Spare Time? Try To Discover A Planet

quote [ Astronomers think there's an undiscovered planet lurking in the far reaches of the solar system, and they're asking the public's help to find it. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@2:52pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 19 February 2017

First Day Time Landing for SpaceX Falcon 9 at Landing Zone 1

quote [ SpaceX have successfully landed the Dragon CRS-10 first stage booster at Landing Zone 1 of Cape Canaveral after it successfully launched the second stage and Dragon on it's way to orbit. Touchdown occurred around 8 minutes after launch and marked the first daytime landing of a booster at Landing Zone 1. ]

Made it look easy.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 laz0r]
[by bbqkink@9:20pmGMT] [4 comments]

What We Can Learn From Pluto's Icy Heart

quote [ The celestial snowball's most stunning feature might be cold, but it sure isn't dead. ]
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:19amGMT] [3 comments]



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