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Tuesday, 9 August 2022

The DALLE 2 Prompt Book

quote [ A guide to OpenAI's DALLE - prompts, projects, examples, and tips ]

I'm on the waiting list, being very patient, definitely not chomping at the bit.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by steele@6:54pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Downtime is not an option ? meet the stewards of the cloud

quote [ Hot, strenuous and unsung. There is nothing soft and fluffy about the caretaking work that enables our digital lives ]

Keep your head in the clouds
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 5 August 2022

The Internet Origin Story You Know Is Wrong

quote [ Underlying many of the problems we associate with social media are failures of creativity and care. ]

This compares the maintenance of BBSes with criticism of current platforms.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@6:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 28 July 2022

The other end of a black hole ? with James Beacham

quote [ What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Join James Beacham, particle physicist at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, as he explores what happens when the fabric of reality ? physical or societal ? gets twisted beyond recognition.

James Beacham searches for answers to the biggest open questions of physics using the largest experiment ever, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He hunts for dark matter, gravitons, quantum black holes, and dark photons as a member of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. ]

This was AMAZING! What a freaking talk. My head almost exploded around 20 minutes in! Really worth the watch.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by steele@8:02pmGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 22 July 2022

Facebook has started to encrypt links to counter privacy-improving URL Stripping

quote [ Since it is no longer possible to identify the tracking part of the web address, it is no longer possible to remove it from the address automatically. ]

URLs are getting messier.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@1:19pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

NASA?s Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

quote [ NASA?s James Webb Space Telescope has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Known as Webb?s First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail. ]

Compare it to the Hubble image here https://imgsli.com/MTE2Mjc3
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 laz0r]
[by slaytanik@7:43amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

The World?s Thinnest Mechanical Watch Is No Thicker Than a Quarter and Costs $1,888,000

quote [ No fitness tracking, no messages, and no access to smart assistants, but it does include a picture of a horse. ]

Recently I got into watching people repair old watches, it's really fascinating what our grandfather's grandfathers used to do with a bit of metal and a few precious stones.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by ooo[......7@4:19pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 23 June 2022

This is how the landline phone will die

quote [ Engineers are racing to kill the UK?s landline network by 2025. But untangling the mess of copper lines is a risky business ]

Looks like this touches a lot of stuff people never thought much about until now.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:16pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 17 June 2022

What Does Saying That 'Programming Is Hard' Really Say, and About Whom?

quote [ Is that really the image that we intend to portray or is it just a byproduct of computing culture? If educators think that programming is scary, how can we expect students to think any differently? ]

interesting deduction. Found this via another popular article stating that it's mostly coping with frustration.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@6:31pmGMT] [2 comments]

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