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Tuesday, 4 January 2022

History of delivering electricity -3 phase

quote [ Who invented 3-phase electrical distribution? Nikola Tesla? Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky?

“WECB640 8 days ago
Kathy, you are an amazing lady and one of the BEST reporters / historians I know. This video was another OUTSTANDING lesson. “ ]

Fun explanation of history of delivery of electricity, science, money (cost of copper) and power.
If you like this you will like the introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yRGvMgieEU
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Good]
[by yunnaf@4:21pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Touching the digital world with haptic gloves

quote [ helping the computer to accurately understand and reflect the wearer’s hand movements, and reproducing a range of complex, nuanced sensations for the wearer such as pressure, texture, and vibration to create the effect of feeling a virtual object with your hands ]

While Steele was rescuing SE, Facebook did this
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Informative]
[by yunnaf@1:33pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

What should Facebook’s new name be?

quote [ Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name ]

In these dismal times, there are sprouts of human intelligence.
1984
iZuck
Cambridge Analytica
Zuckbuck
Fakebook
Twoface
Big Brother
MyFace
Facebook pro
Evil
[SFW] [humor]
[by yunnaf@2:52pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Interesting (infrastructure) pics

quote [ Some photos draw you in and don’t want to let you go, so you spend entire minutes (that feel like small eternities) sitting transfixed, with your eyes on the screen. ]

Alternative to the cat pics.
[SFW] [art] [+3 Interesting]
[by yunnaf@12:47pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

What The Hell Happened To Social Media?

quote [ Half-baked goods flying over social media, people trying to decipher the good from the bad in their own way. An information super-highway like social media and the internet is amazing, but it’ll be a disaster if the drivers can’t see what’s ahead.

Social media needs to take more responsibility for what they do, how they do it, and how well the users know what’s being done. ]

We have a motely collection of opinionated folk on this site. If you caught PBS Frontline last night, Alex Jones was there Jan 6. I never understood why a whole country would follow Hitler, but it's clear now,
[SFW] [ask SE]
[by yunnaf@10:40pmGMT] [3 comments]



Sunday, 10 January 2021

Difference between Dems and Repubs on blame for assault of Capitol

quote [ A majority (55%) say that President Trump is “a great deal to blame” for the actions of those who charged the Capitol, with another 11% saying he is “somewhat to blame” … Biden is the biggest culprit in the eyes of Republicans, at 52%, compared to 28% for Donald Trump and 26% for the Congressional Republicans who opposed certification of the election results. ]

There are consistent results in a separate PBS NewsHour-Marist poll.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/most-americans-blame-trump-for-capitol-attack-but-are-split-on-his-removal
Is Trump to blame?
.................YES NO
Democrats.....96...3
Independents 62 35
Republicans....30 69
The same event can be seen so differently, just because of one’s political beliefs
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by yunnaf@11:28pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 25 December 2020

America's Cup 2020

quote [ Full Race Replay | Day 3 | PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland, NZ ]

The boats sure look different now a days. Last time I looked in was 1987 Dennis Conner, Stars and Stripes.
[SFW] [sports]
[by yunnaf@10:47pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 24 October 2020

She used to clean City Hall, now she runs it.

quote [ In Russia, where elections are rigged and the ruling United Russia party virtually always wins, the bedrock political principle is to create the illusion of democratic choice.
Mayor Loktev, of a tiny village, POVALIKHINO, Russia, 300 miles east of Moscow, was running for re-election unopposed. He needed an opponent and found a willing patsy, Marina Udgodskaya, who cleans city hall,
She won.
Nobody was more surprised than Ms. Udgodskaya, who did not campaign.
“You shouldn’t expect anything in an election,” she said. ]

Russia gives US a lesson in democracy. Story is slightly more profound.
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by yunnaf@9:58pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 25 June 2020

I started a Facebook barter group and had more than 1,000 members in 24 hours

quote [ “There’s people out there that don’t have food, they don’t have clothes, and they feel safe in the group being able to ask and get help without being judged because we don’t allow that … and I think that even without a pandemic, that’s important to have.” ]


Click the Listen Now button.

Lest we forget, this is what America is made of.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by yunnaf@11:19pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

How CRISPR Can Be Used to Fight COVID-19

quote [ You've been doing a test for the presence of the Covid-19 virus RNA.
A primary goal of our lab at Berkeley. to be fast.
Bacteria have been dealing with viruses forever. they've come up with ways to fight them.
Crispr allows bacteria to detect viruses.
You can have home detection kits just look a pregnancy test
Another idea use Crispr enzymes that will cut and destroy only the viral RNA.
Many scientists want to contribute our expertise.
we're not seeking to get profit from it. ]

Inspiring, also
Bill Gates
https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_how_we_must_respond_to_the_coronavirus_pandemic/up-next

MIT
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/308236-mit-develops-cheap-open-source-ventilator-for-coronavirus-treatment
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by yunnaf@12:44pmGMT] [0 comments]



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