which do you prefer sir, high or low velocity?
Tuesday, 30 June 2020

'We've bought the wrong satellites': UK tech gamble baffles experts

quote [ ?Let?s give the government the benefit of the doubt: if the output the government wants is a UK-branded positioning system, a projection of UK power around the world and supporting the UK satellite industry base, then it is probably quicker and cheaper to smash the square peg of OneWeb into the round hole of a Galileo replacement than it is to do it from scratch,? said Thorne. ]

Mhh, who's trumping whom here?
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by Paracetamol@12:24pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 27 June 2020

I Hear the Screams of the Vegetables

quote [ Scientists Heard Plants Produce Loud Screams When Damaged! ]

I always thought this was New Age claptrap, but dammit, it's true!
Related song in extended.
Oh, and I drew the thumbnail.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Marcel@11:15pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 22 June 2020

OncoMouse: The Mouse That Disrupted Science

quote [ In 1988, the US Patent Office awarded for the first time in history a patent for an animal to the Harvard University. The U.S. Patent Number 4736866 was for a small genetically engineered mouse, white and furry, with red beady eyes. His name was OncoMouse. ]

Their twilight campaign
Is easy to explain
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:37pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Body By Victoria - The Hacker Factor Blog

quote [ The min/max values of the image identify one other manipulation. Normally these dots should look like random noise. There should be no visible patterns in real images. In this case, her face, hair, arms, and dress all have different noise patterns. This matches the other findings that indicate that her dress, face, and limbs were all digitally modified. ]

Very old article that popped up in the reading list. The blog still features some interesting analyses.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:08pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 15 June 2020

r/webdev - fyi: You can bypass youtube ads by adding a dot after the domain

quote [ It's a commonly forgotten edge case, websites forget to normalize the hostname, the content is still served, but there's no hostname match on the browser so no cookies and broken CORS - and lots of bigger sites use a different domain to serve ads/media with a whitelist that doesn't contain the extra dot

This works for many news websites as well serving paywalls ]

Now where do I find a thumbnail for this?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@9:14pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 8 June 2020

Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism

quote [ Consider this article as a launch pad and a full tank of ideological powdered aluminum to rocket your mind into a radical future ? radical in the sense of favoring drastic political, economic, and social reforms, but also radical as in totally flipping sweet. ]

Was reading this and I thought it was fairly interesting so far
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4]
[by lilmookieesquire@4:52pmGMT] [2 comments]

Saturday, 30 May 2020

1959 Curtiss-Wright Model 2500 Air-Car

quote [ The Army Transportation Research Command purchased two Curtiss-Wright Model 2500 Air Car ground effects machines (gem) in early 1960. The purchases were for engineering and operational evaluation as part of an ongoing investigation into vehicles for use in the military. ]

A gleaming alloy air-car
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

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] [7 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]

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