stand in Steve Jobs' living room and produce oxygen
Monday, 30 November 2020

mikf/gallery-dl

quote [ gallery-dl is a command-line program to download image-galleries and -collections from several image hosting sites (see Supported Sites). It is a cross-platform tool with many configuration options and powerful filenaming capabilities. ]

For the good times.

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:20amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 22 November 2020

The Beirut Port Explosion ? Forensic Architecture

quote [ We identified four separate smoke plumes emanating from different parts of the warehouse within the space of fourteen minutes. Each of these smoke plumes, with their distinct shape and colour, provide indications as to the arrangement of goods in the warehouse, and the way the fire developed. ]

Interesting analysis and clean presentation deducting the Lebanon explosion.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:13pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 20 November 2020

Facing collapse, the famed Arecibo Observatory will be demolished

quote [ A sad end for the 57-year-old telescope. ]

You may have heard about one of the cables giving way: looks like they are less durable than expected.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@12:52pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Messy Convergence

quote [ When technology concepts awkwardly merge together, or why someone thought it might be a good idea to combine a mouse and a telephone. ]

Evolution through convergence
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:36pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 9 November 2020

An Atlas of the Cosmos

quote [ We?ve mapped Mars, the Moon, the solar system, even our own galaxy. Which means there is only one thing left to understand in this symbolic way and that is the entirety of the cosmos. ]

'Cross the cosmos
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:31amGMT] [1 comment]



Friday, 6 November 2020

Scientists discover bizarre hell planet where it rains rocks and oceans are made of lava

quote [ If you thought living on Earth in 2020 was comparable to hell, planet K2-141b is here to prove you wrong. ]

Damned to planet hell
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:21amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 1 November 2020

RIAA's war on youtube-dl

quote [ A legal reckoning over 1201 is long overdue, thanks to the tactical cowardice of RIAA, which has run from the victims that stood up to its bullying rather than risking a day in court and the law?s judicial overturn. EFF?s suit has been slow going, plagued by long delays. ]

Read this some days before but here's a nice summary of the case by Cory Doctorow.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@9:16pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Disney Made a Skinless Robot That Can Realistically Stare Directly Into Your Soul

quote [ A research team at Disney is trying to fix that using subtle head motions and eye movements that make the robot seem more lifelike?despite it lacking skin and looking like pure, unfiltered, nightmare material. ]

It's creepytime! Note the animated header of the article.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:45pmGMT] [1 comment]

A Rogue Mars-Sized Planet Is Hurtling Through Our Galaxy

quote [ The small rogue planet?a free-roaming rock without a star to orbit?was only detectable for 42 minutes as it briefly zoomed in front of a star. ]

This problem's planet wide
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's passport number

quote [ So you know when you?re flopping about at home, minding your own business, drinking from your water bottle in a way that does not possess any intent to subvert the Commonwealth of Australia? ]

A humorous take on discovering and reporting information leaks of famous people. Also learn the elite hacker tool known as "right click > inspect element".
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by avid@8:30pmGMT] [4 comments]



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