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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

World's first floating windfarm to take shape off coast of Scotland

quote [ The 200m Hywind project is unusual not just because of the pioneering technology involved, which uses a 78-metre-tall underwater ballast and three mooring lines that will be attached to the seabed to keep the turbines upright. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@3:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Burrowing A Gopher Hole

quote [ The Gopher protocol isn?t supported by the modern web basically at all, but despite this, it lingers on, a quarter century from its peak. Here?s how. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:08amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 26 June 2017

MAMEM - Use the Computer using your Eyes & Mind

quote [ This video illustrates the key characteristics of MAMEM, an H2020 EU-funded project that has the goal of allowing people with disabilities to operate the computer using eye tracking and BCI technologies, and as a result help them to become integrated in a digitised world.

We describe in simple terms the main goals and achievements of our project, focusing on the outcomes of the first phase experimental trials. ]

Mamem site

This is pron for me. Because EEG stuff is so expensive, I've been experimenting with trying to get a hacked version of one of the Force Trainer Brainwave headsets to work reliably with the Unity Game Engine as a crude single channel EEG. Reliably being the operative word. :D
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by steele@9:04pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Near-miss math provides exact representations of almost-right answers.

quote [ Mathematical near misses show the power and playfulness of the human touch in mathematics. Johnson, Kaplan, and others made their discoveries by trial and error?by exploring, like biologists trudging through the rainforest to look for new species. But with mathematics it can be easier to search systematically. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Interesting]
[by midden@2:07pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 23 June 2017

A $400 Smart Tea Machine Gave This Brit an Existential Crisis

quote [ When Americans are trying to rib me for being British, they tend to go for at least one of three jokes. They act like I love or have an intimate knowledge of the royal family, which I don?t; they mention terrible British food, which is fair, (though y?all invented spray cheese); or they?ll bring up tea. Haha, uh, cup of tea much, you limey? ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@2:12amGMT] [13 comments]

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

South Korean Web Hosting Provider Pays $1 Million in Ransomware Demand

quote [ Nayana, a web hosting provider based in South Korea, announced it is in the process of paying a three-tier ransom demand of nearly $1 million worth of Bitcoin, following a ransomware infection that encrypted data on customer' servers. ]

Seems to be taking a long time for the word to get around. It's no longer safe to use that old hardware, running years-old OS facing the internet.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by HoZay@7:32pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

You're always just a typo away from the Large Hardon Collider

quote [ CERN, Europe's nuclear research organization, operates the Large Hadron Collider (or LHC, for short) ? the largest particle accelerator in the world. Inside this almost 17-mile ring of tubes and superconducting magnets, beams of high-energy particles collide at nearly the speed of light. The LHC is also, apparently, a "hardon" collider, according to certain reaches of the internet ? including CERN?s own site. ]

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by spazm@11:10amGMT] [10 comments]

Monday, 19 June 2017

GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters

quote [ The data leak contains a wealth of personal information on roughly 61 percent of the US population. Along with home addresses, birthdates, and phone numbers, the records include advanced sentiment analyses used by political groups to predict where individual voters fall on hot-button issues such as gun ownership, stem cell research, and the right to abortion, as well as suspected religious affiliation and ethnicity. The data was amassed from a variety of sources?from the banned subreddit r/fatpeoplehate to American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by former White House strategist Karl Rove. ]

If you have some data that *hasn't* been leaked, just hand it over already.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+8 Interesting]
[by HoZay@2:33pmGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 16 June 2017

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future

quote [ I knew the future would be shocking but this is a whole other level. ]

This is probably one of the best large scale looks at Brain Machine Interfaces, AI, and the future of humanity that I've read in quite some time. Definitely worth checking out. Things are moving very fast and humanity definitely isn't ready for what the future holds. I'm not sure how much I trust Elon Musk, but the dude does seem to be putting himself at the forefront of the few lifeboat industries we're going to need going forward.

Thanks to captainstubing for passing it my way.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by steele@7:26pmGMT] [1 comment]

Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders

quote [ A monthlong expedition into one of the deepest, least-documented places on the planet discovered hundreds of unknown species. The finds included a "faceless fish" undocumented there since 1873. ]

"Lizard fish," bathysaurus ferox in thumb. Main link is to the NPR article (full text plus 5:00 audio) about the expedition. Additional link to National Geographic article specifically about the "faceless fish" in extended. NatGeo includes video.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by midden@5:17pmGMT] [6 comments]

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