that turned out bigger than I expected, but... meh.
Thursday, 7 December 2023

Ancient Earth

quote [ Earth looked very different long ago. Search for addresses across 750 million years of Earth's history. ]

Time warp the Earth and see what creatures lived near you. We are mere leftovers on a tectonic plate.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Good]
[by damnit@8:14pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 1 December 2023

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

quote [ What the Internet is doing to our brains ]

This was posted on original SE. I thought of it the other day and gave it a good re-reading. The info is very pertinent in this day
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by rylex@6:49pmGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Is ransomware-hit British Library too open ...or not enough?

quote [ How toxic is security? ]

Interesting opinion piece on the recent hacking of The British Library.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:58amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 22 November 2023

Old pinball machines are amazingly complex

quote [ [ding ding ding ding ding] ]

Also worthwhile is his latest video on the popcorn button of your microwave
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Underrated]
[by slaytanik@10:53amGMT] [7 comments]

Wednesday, 15 November 2023

Man using his Mom's feces for fecal transplants may have experienced her menopause symptoms

quote [ While using his mom as a donor for poop transplants, a man is thought to have absorbed her menopausal hormones as well as her gut bacteria.

Charlie Curtis, from Toronto, Canada, who's in his mid 30s, did DIY "poop transplants," or fecal microbiota transplants, for over four years, he told filmmaker Saffron Cassaday in the new documentary "Designer $hit." ]

Heck of a way to start unintentional hormone replacement therapy if true

NSFW because poop.
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by rylex@11:21pmGMT] [0 comments]

New Buran photos.

quote [ On the 35th anniversary of Buran?s orbital flight, Russia?s space agency Roscosmos has released a set of previously classified documents and photos on the Buran program. I?ve decided to cover this release in two articles, the first on the photographs and the second on diagrams, illustrations and posters. ]

Wow, For All Mankind's advertising team really pulled out all the stops for Season 4 hype. lol.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by steele@9:28pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Mysterious Lumps in Earth's Mantle May Be Remains of the Crash That Formed the Moon

quote [ Chunks of a protoplanet called Theia became lodged within Earth after the two worlds smashed together, new computer simulations suggest ]

fresh from the earths mantle
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:13amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 2 November 2023

Public funds being swallowed up by scientific journals with dubious articles

quote [ the authors themselves are the ones who pay up to $6,500 to private publishers so that their studies can be published with open access to any reader. The change in this model has caused an earthquake in the world of science. In 2015, there were barely a dozen biomedical journals [?] representing 6% of total production between them. There are now 55 of these so-called ?mega-journals? ? together, they publish almost a quarter of all specialized literature ]

The quote is from another El Pas article referenced below which illustrates the situation.

The linked article is the mess this results in.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@10:57amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 21 October 2023

?We are just getting started?: the plastic-eating bacteria that could change the world

quote [ The long read: When a microbe was found munching on a plastic bottle in a rubbish dump, it promised a recycling revolution. Now scientists are attempting to turbocharge those powers in a bid to solve our waste crisis. But will it work? ]

Why do i see this as being our downfall? or the start of a grey goo type scenario
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by rylex@5:30pmGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 12 October 2023

RGB Revolution

quote [ RGB lighting is designed to stick out like a sore thumb?and it especially does in a courtroom, it turns out. ]

Seeing colors baby, RGB (Yeh yeh yeh)
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [2 comments]

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