it's because of all the working hours and cocaine
Friday, 22 May 2020

Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can?t handle iPhone photos

quote [ He Airdropped an iPhone image of his responses to his Mac and tried to convert it by renaming the HEIC file to PNG. Changing a file?s extension does not guarantee that it will be converted, but Spencer was still able to submit the demo test with no problem. ]

Ugh ?websites! HEIC files weren't supported until 3 years ago by MacOS (and Windows?) itself, so this is kind of a new age problem.

A software missing the whitelist for an extension and then stalling in a loop while processing it is a bit unfortunate though.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@11:39amGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 15 May 2020

Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity

quote [ Scientists are finally starting to understand the centuries-old mystery of ?ballooning.? ]

Wish they had this in LOTR

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@11:33pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Nick From Home

quote [ CWU's Nick Zentner from his home in Ellensburg, Washington during the global coronavirus pandemic. ]

Professor Nick Zentner is presenting a geological history of the Pacific northwest, livestreamed every day on Youtube. Nick is one of those teachers you wish you had, who knows his subject deeply, loves it, and is hugely entertaining as he passes that knowledge on to you. Material is largely taken from a series of public lectures he gives every year, and covers topics including the Yellowstone hotspot, Columbia flood basalts, the formation of the Cascades, and the many exotic terranes composing the Pacific northwest.

[SFW] [science & technology]
[by rndmnmbr@7:48amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Cleverbot

quote [ Cleverbot - Chat with a bot about anything and everything - AI learns from people, in context, and imitates ]

Just another AI. This one is set to believe You are the AI
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
[by rylex@5:37pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 1 May 2020

Finally We May Have a Path to the Fundamental Theory of Physics

quote [ How does our universe work? Scientist Stephen Wolfram opens up his ongoing Wolfram Physics Project to a global effort. His team will livestream work in progress, post working materials, release software tools and hold educational programs. ]

So I never took calculus... I understand the gist of his theory, maybe 60% of the actual maths involved. intriguing to say the least
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by rylex@6:21pmGMT] [3 comments]



The Mysterious Hum Nobody Can Explain

quote [ For the past nine years, residents of Windsor city, situated on the Canadian side of the US-Canada border just across Detroit river, have been complaining of a mysterious and persistent low-frequency humming noise. It comes and goes at random intervals, sometimes lasting hours and other times droning on for days. ]

The old Windsor humming
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 26 April 2020

How the Kessler Syndrome can end all space exploration and destroy modern life

quote [ He predicted that the number of objects that we keep launching into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) can create such a dense environment above the planet that inevitable collisions could cause a cascading effect. ]

Look we're you're leaving dat spacetrash.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@11:54amGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 20 April 2020

What Monty Python?s Ministry of Silly Walks can teach us about peer review

quote [ "If silly walking can be defined as deviations from typical walking, then silliness can be quantified using two-dimensional video-based motion analysis," they wrote. So that's what they did. Butler and Dominy found that the Minister's silly walk is much more variable than a normal human walk?6.7 times as much?while Mr. Putey's walk-in-progress is only 3.3 times more variable.
[?]
The skit satirizes bureaucratic inefficiency with silly walking, while simultaneously satirizing hyper-efficiency beyond current views on simplified peer review." ]

?You have already done a recent post to this category.?

Yeah, well ?I can wait.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@6:24pmGMT] [0 comments]

Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue All of the Information on Earth

quote [ their ?paper search engine,? recognized for its historical significance by UNESCO in 2013, paved the way for the easy access to knowledge that we take for granted today, and is increasingly regarded as a basic human right. ]

Looking it up on the index.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@7:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 19 April 2020

American Dream Car: The World’s Longest Limo That Has a Jacuzzi and a Helipad

quote [ Even if you don?t know car customizer Jay Ohrberg?s name, you probably know his work. Ohrberg has made a living from creating a super-realistic string of world-famous vehicles for movies and television. ]

Go limo go
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:00pmGMT] [7 comments]



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