Join bee-fly watch and spot some fake bees.
Operation Umbrella: Rebuilding Oxford Circus
Vera Rubin, galaxy rotation, and dark matter
Scientists know neutrinos switch between three different weights. A new experiment is looking at whether there's an even weightier fourth neutrino.
Timezones are hard, and frequently change. https://codeofmatt.com/on-the-timing-of-time-zone-changes/
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my first impressions of the #WirvsVirus hackathon:
* it's scary that ethics doesn't play a huge role in the majority of projects
-> many participants consider to code software that tracks people being infected/that traces infection routes/that shows areas with the highest infection rate (I don't want to see software that tracks people based on illnesses like ever... that just feels icky and messed up and fucking dangerous)
* there's a majority of "let's throw tech at a social problem that cannot be solved with tech but we're doing it anyways" folks
* there's barely a discussion on security (like when you're working with data that includes the health status of someone or, on a more basic level, any personal, non-public, data... that should be a top priority!)
* Makers DIYing critical medical infrastructure without including the safety standards into their scope. "Hold on, have to debug my Arduino" is an appropriate sentence for LED strips, not for vital stuff like respirators.
Official UK coronavirus statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases
London has run out of fare zones, at least on Oyster cards.
@vancha is shoutcast still going? Wikipedia says proprietary, but I'm pretty sure it's a tcp socket which spews mp3 as soon as you connect.
Old episodes from the http://ratholeradio.org/ podcast have conversation mixed in, but are amazing and worth listening to.
Otherwise jamendo (as others said), or https://cchits.net/
Felt-Tip Geometry Puzzles
Reasons to stay in touch: we are happier when we spend more time with others
Big changes planned with psycopg2 (or psycopg3), python's postgres database module. Adding async support, a nicer api for transactions and more efficient interaction with underlying c api. https://www.varrazzo.com/blog/2020/03/06/thinking-psycopg3/ #python
A new form of carbon: pentagraphene
Book recommendation: Star Trek Chain of Attack. I'm pleased to report this book is just as terrible as The Original Series on TV, and just as enjoyable. Highly recommend! #book
Local Lib Dem leaflet for Eastwood, Southend. LD and Con both send leaflets here. #ukpol
Our World in Data looks at Coronavirus: what's the mortality rate in healthy people, and how do you know if you have normal flu? https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus
Science Friday: Slime Mold, The Most Charismatic Single Cell You’ll Meet Today
https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/curoious-creatures-slime-molds/ #podcast #nature
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