#book review: A Fire Upon The Deep by Verner Vinge. Reads like a timeless sci-fi classic, with lots of space given to showing off the world and its ideas. But it's also well paced and builds up to be a proper page-turner by the end.
Something wrong with the phone mast? No encryption, rejecting handsets, not advertised by other masts? SnoopSnitch is an android app which will tell you about it https://opensource.srlabs.de/projects/snoopsnitch Full list: https://opensource.srlabs.de/projects/snoopsnitch/wiki/IMSI_Catcher_Score
The subtle color difference between Uranus and Neptune http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2019/uranus-neptune-color-difference.html
The crossing points at #LHC ate where collisions happen, and they're surrounded by detectors. But which important direction has no detectors? https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/a-tiny-new-experiment-at-the-lhc
Shadows of the ancient ridge-and-furrow cultivation system appearing during the 2018 UK drought. Found this while mapping for @openstreetmap.
#Hayabusa2 briefly landed on (and shot at) an asteroid so that it could collect bits of asteroid to bring back to Earth. http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/hayabusa2-touchdown-recap.html
"After a short pause, the entire room, with a large proportion of lawyers in the audience, *giggled*, a sound that can only be described as chilling, then applauded" https://lwn.net/Articles/780078/
I was about to start my machine when a man suddenly appeared in the lab.
"I come from the future," he said.
More people appeared as he spoke.
"Are you here to stop me?" I asked.
"No, to witness."
Proud, I turned back to my machine, then heard a whisper:
"This bit is hilarious!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
A #map of how long it takes to travel to any part of #London https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/urban-planning-and-construction/planning-with-webcat/webcat?type=Tim
Counting sheep - it's harder than you think https://medium.com/wintoncentre/uncertainty-denial-c2820e25862a?source=rss----86ee3896343---4
finally I've released squashfskit which creates reproducible squashsfs images. @ReproBuilds@twitter.com #reproduciblebuilds
For the vegan in your life: fake cheese that really does taste like cheese #violife
Chemists constantly finding new ways to do chemistry https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2019/02/22/birch-reduction-without-tear-or-ammonia-or-metals
@MoreThanScore @DamianHinds The SAT results (as well as KS1 and Phones tests) are sent for each child on a named basis, to loads of third party companies. They then profile each child using the scores. #MoreThanAScore @MoreThanScore #PlayNotTestsAt4 This is one company example.
Adding two numbers together in C https://wiki.sei.cmu.edu/confluence/display/c/INT30-C.+Ensure+that+unsigned+integer+operations+do+not+wrap
Lots of talk about Opportunity's time on mars, but what's Curiosity been up to? Quite a lot! http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2019/curiosity-update-sols-2257-2312.html
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