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Monday, 19 February 2018

I?m An Ex-Google Woman Tech Leader And I?m Sick Of Our Approach To Diversity!

quote [ As part of my UrbanAMA journey, I?ve worked with many young women in high school and college, encouraging them towards pursuing computer science and getting a tech degree. Many of them have opened up about the hostile environments they face even in progressive schools such as UC Berkeley and have thanked me for the support and encouragement. Now that is where we must bring change.

If we increase the inflow of women into tech education, we will automatically increase diversity in hiring. ]

She's a better writer than I am...
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by donnie@12:55amGMT] [28 comments]

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons

quote [ Photons typically don't interact, but physicists bound three together in the lab. ]

So how long until I get my lightsaber?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 laz0r]
[by JWWargo@10:33pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


After getting the shit beat out of them for years the Boston Dynamics robots are making a run for it.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7]
[by steele@11:00pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It?s Taking Over Europe

quote [ Every marbled crayfish is a female clone. The population is exploding in Europe, but the species seems to have originated in the American Southeast. ]

Valentine's Day Special! Why does everything bad seem to originate in the American Southeast now? It's only a matter of time before males are obsolete (and by "matter of time" I mean, as soon as women figure out how to open jars on their own. Keep twisting those lids on super tight, men!)

Article in extended.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by hellboy@10:41pmGMT] [4 comments]

Video game calms schizophrenia patients

quote [ The patients learnt to use the technique in their daily lives to reduce the power of hallucinations. ]

All sorts of niftiness!

Blind in the Mind: Why Some People Can?t See Pictures in their Imagination

Turning Brain Signals into Useful Information
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@9:27pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 12 February 2018

Why Should We Go To Mars?

quote [ Dr. Robert Zubrin with a brilliant answer ]

Can we please get back to being humans, and do what we do best... explore.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Good]
[by bbqkink@2:13amGMT] [12 comments]

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A self-driving truck just drove from Los Angeles to Jacksonville

quote [ Embark, a San Francisco start-up, completed a coast-to-coast test drive of its autonomous semi-truck, the company announced on Tuesday. It drove from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida, in the test drive, covering around 2,400 miles without relying on a human driver on the freeway. ]

Looks like this company is still using humans for the intensive stuff, but we're getting there.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by evil_eleet@2:50pmGMT] [3 comments]

?Involuntary Pornography? Just Got a New Definition

quote [ Reddit follows several other platforms that have already banned deepfakes pornography. That includes Gfycat, Discord, and recently Pornhub, which said that deepfakes imagery counted as nonconsensual pornography. ]

Followup to this post. This ruling applies not only to video, but also GIFs and even still images. The subreddit for photoshopping celebrities which has existed for seven years and had some 50,000+ subscribers was banned today without warning.
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+4 Informative]
[by 7@12:19amGMT] [49 comments]

Monday, 5 February 2018

"Ignition!" To be reprinted

quote [ It's rare that a book about as high-minded and serious a topic as rocket science manages to be both highly informative and laugh-out-loud funny. ]

This is one of the best books about science ever written, made all the more legendary by being out of print for decades. (Though PDFs are easy to find) Now to be available in a flammable format, as is appropriate.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Informative]
[by 5th Earth@1:27pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 3 February 2018

The Ruins of a Massive Ancient City Have Been Discovered in Guatemala

quote [ With the help of lasers and drones, scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined. ]

Tip of the iceberg, there is still 20,000 square kilometers of area to map!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+10 laz0r]
[by JWWargo@9:59pmGMT] [2 comments]

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