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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

She Wants Your Attention, She?s the Voice of the City - Failed Architecture

quote [ The role of an ?assistant? is still an incredibly gendered profession, and the digital counterpart sells itself with similar clichd characteristics. ]

May I have your attention, please? Thoughtful writing.
[SFW] [science & technology]
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Monday, 26 April 2021

Why Am I Sp Bad At Typign?

quote [ Emre Aydin from the UK didn?t have typing classes in his school and described his self-taught technique:

?My left hand doesn?t move as much but the fingers do a lot of work (with my left thumb on the space bar as a ?stabiliser? of sorts), while my right hand does move around quite a fair amount. I use all my fingers except my right thumb and unlike home row which encourages typing certain keys with the same fingers, the fingers I end up using are often optimized to the nearest comfortable finger where my hand is positioned at the time.? ]

This features a lot of type-nerding.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
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Saturday, 24 April 2021

Russia?s Hand-Tossed Satellites

quote [ On November 3, 1997, cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov and Anatoly Solovyov were spacewalking outside the Mir space station to remove an old solar panel that was to be replaced three days later during another outing. The solar panel was retracted on command, removed from the Kvant module, and stowed on the exterior of the core module. ]

Who's to be the satellite
[SFW] [science & technology]
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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Fish Doorbell

quote [ Are there any fish in the picture? Then press the fish doorbell. ]

Fish need your help to get through the river locks in Utrecht. The lockkeeper can't see when there are fish waiting to get through, but there's an underwater webcam. And a doorbell. Yes, seriously.

(The page is Dutch but Google translate in the extended.)

[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 laz0r]
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Sunday, 11 April 2021

A booming industry based entirely on missed calls helped bring India online ? and vanished overnight

quote [ ?The beauty of the missed-call behavior was that it was already pervasive,? said Wagoner, who became the company?s CEO. It had become so commonplace as to vex the country?s telecom operators: missed calls clogged up over 30% of phone lines but generated no revenue. ]

Ping-ringing for profit.
[SFW] [science & technology]
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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Make Digital Preservation Easier

quote [ If major companies think it?s too hard or costly to leave up sites filled with user-generated content, perhaps we need to change the motivations. ]

Here we are now emulate us
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Underrated]
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Monday, 29 March 2021

DC-X: The Rocket That Beat SpaceX by 20 Years

quote [ Twenty years before modern spaceflight companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin began designing rockets that launch and land vertically, the DC-X had already done it. ]

Who makes the stars who makes the stars or is this just another smart ass' project?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 laz0r]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 19 March 2021

Nevada smart city: A millionaire?s plan to create a local government

quote [ Jeffrey Berns wants to build a tech oasis in the Nevada desert. Do others share his utopian vision? ]

I can't imagine how this won't go badly...
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Sad]
[by XregnaR@1:23pmGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 7 March 2021

37?s Signals

quote [ Explaining why analog television sets never had a channel 37, despite TVs generally able to tune it. Turns out some scientists simply needed that channel more. ]

And we're on channel 37
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:09amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Flipping Dots Fast.

quote [ The second Covid-19 lock down, and curfew here in France, gave me some time to solder the 2500 components. I have to admit, having a task where you can focus and with an objective, helped me not going crazy during winter. ]

Holy ? ! This is a pretty cool project. Comes with impressive videos.

Found via Hackaday blog.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:21amGMT] [4 comments]

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