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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Fish Doorbell

quote [ Are there any fish in the picture? Then press the fish doorbell. ]

Fish need your help to get through the river locks in Utrecht. The lockkeeper can't see when there are fish waiting to get through, but there's an underwater webcam. And a doorbell. Yes, seriously.

(The page is Dutch but Google translate in the extended.)

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by 5th Earth@11:49pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 11 April 2021

A booming industry based entirely on missed calls helped bring India online ? and vanished overnight

quote [ ?The beauty of the missed-call behavior was that it was already pervasive,? said Wagoner, who became the company?s CEO. It had become so commonplace as to vex the country?s telecom operators: missed calls clogged up over 30% of phone lines but generated no revenue. ]

Ping-ringing for profit.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@11:37amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Make Digital Preservation Easier

quote [ If major companies think it?s too hard or costly to leave up sites filled with user-generated content, perhaps we need to change the motivations. ]

Here we are now emulate us
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 29 March 2021

DC-X: The Rocket That Beat SpaceX by 20 Years

quote [ Twenty years before modern spaceflight companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin began designing rockets that launch and land vertically, the DC-X had already done it. ]

Who makes the stars who makes the stars or is this just another smart ass' project?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 laz0r]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 19 March 2021

Nevada smart city: A millionaire?s plan to create a local government

quote [ Jeffrey Berns wants to build a tech oasis in the Nevada desert. Do others share his utopian vision? ]

I can't imagine how this won't go badly...
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Sad]
[by XregnaR@1:23pmGMT] [7 comments]



Sunday, 7 March 2021

37?s Signals

quote [ Explaining why analog television sets never had a channel 37, despite TVs generally able to tune it. Turns out some scientists simply needed that channel more. ]

And we're on channel 37
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:09amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Flipping Dots Fast.

quote [ The second Covid-19 lock down, and curfew here in France, gave me some time to solder the 2500 components. I have to admit, having a task where you can focus and with an objective, helped me not going crazy during winter. ]

Holy ? ! This is a pretty cool project. Comes with impressive videos.

Found via Hackaday blog.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:21amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

NASA Rover Beams Back First Sounds Ever Recorded From Surface of Mars

quote [ NASA?s Perseverance rover has recorded the first audio clips captured on the surface of Mars, beaming back to Earth guttural sounds of wind gusting on the red planet. The first-of-its-kind audio was released Monday, along with extraordinary new video footage of the rover as itdescended and landedlast Thursday. The images are among the most sophisticated yet taken of Mars, and? ]

There's nothing out here but rocks!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@4:24pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

The White Dots in This Image Are Not Stars or Galaxies. They're Black Holes

quote [ The image above may look like a fairly normal picture of the night sky, but what you're looking at is a lot more special than just glittering stars. Each of those white dots is an active supermassive black hole. ]

A little sciency-type stuff for a Tuesday
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@10:27pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 21 February 2021

This vagina does not exist

quote [ These images are all generated by a computer. No part of them are real photos. In more detail, they have been generated by a machine learning (ML) model which has been shown real pornography images and learns how to make its own. Even more specifically, it is a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). ]

What I learned from building an AI that generates porn | by David Mack | Medium

This is a couple years old, but never posted. I'd like to see this dude get access to GPT-3 and I bet they could make something pretty interesting.
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+6 WTF]
[by steele@11:35pmGMT] [21 comments]



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