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Tuesday, 6 June 2023

The Great Aboveground Empire

quote [ The Underground [?]. Once you?re all in there, drinking beers, everyone gathers up the stuff you?re going to do sketchy shit with and you head out into the woods and do sketchy shit.

The Aboveground wants to do all the woods stuff, except you meet at Starbucks and post it on multiple forums and tweet about it using some stupid codeword and also you want a sign at Starbucks telling people the Sketchy Shit Club meets around 6pm every Friday. ]

Bit aimless but interesting thoughts on tech responsibility.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@6:37pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 26 May 2023

Google?s Photo App Still Can?t Find Gorillas. And Neither Can Apple?s.

quote [ Although computer vision products and A.I. chatbots like ChatGPT are different, both depend on underlying reams of data that train the software, and both can misfire because of flaws in the data or biases incorporated into their code. ]

Some baked-in bias. Full in extended.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:36pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Lakera - Prompt injection

quote [ Make Gandalf reveal the secret password for each level. Can you beat level 7? ]

Cute little exercise. Can you outsmart the smarypants computer?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Interesting]
[by steele@8:37pmGMT] [12 comments]

Thursday, 18 May 2023

WhatRuns ? Discover What Runs a Website

quote [ WhatRuns shows you pretty much everything that powers a website. Web apps they pay for, CDN they?re hosted on, how they track their visitors, Wordpress plugins, fonts ? you name it! ]

Chrome/Firefox extension that could be useful to someone
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by rylex@11:47pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

NASA UFO study results live stream, May 31st. 10:30 a.m. EST

quote [ NASA is holding a public meeting at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, of its independent study team on categorizing and evaluating data of unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP). The agency also will host a media teleconference at the conclusion of the meeting. The full meeting will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency?s website through 2:30 p.m. ]

Link to the 24 hour NASA stream is
(Wow, Composer Nate's SE HTML page still works and is still useful. Thanks again, Nate!)

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by midden@1:49amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 12 May 2023

Mechanical Watch

quote [ Interactive article explaining how a mechanical watch works. ]

Their visual demonstrations are excellent.
I also recommend this latest one about how bicycles work
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by slaytanik@8:05amGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 6 May 2023


quote [ a catalogue of non-subscription, free, open-source, and one-time fee software ]

nice way of looking up and comparing software alternatives
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:47pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 5 May 2023

The image you can't submit to journals anymore

quote [ The most widely-used image in academic history is no longer accepted in journals. So what happened? ]

Fascinating bit of Computer Science history in video form.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@11:10pmGMT] [3 comments]

The scrotum: A comparison of men's and women's aesthetic assessments

quote [ Ultimately, it was barely possible to identify a ?beautiful? scrotum; we must instead speak of the least ugly. ]

It's not easy to pick the least ugly of the three
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+3 Funny]
[by slaytanik@1:44pmGMT] [0 comments]

Often Overlooked Sharing of Hardware is a Missing Link in Open Science Puzzle

quote [ In advocating for open hardware, Arancio encourages researchers to consider openly licensing their hardware designs even if they are prototypes, as they can help others in similar situations. ]

Shedding some light on how access to science hardware controls research possibilities.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:02amGMT] [1 comment]

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