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notes on interesting digital ephemera



Last Build Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:04:39 -0400

 



republican teachers in arizona

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:04:39 -0400

What their party has given them



a winter scene by rosetta

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:36:25 -0400

An amazing video sequence of Comet 67/P by the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft. Not snow, but it looks wonderfully wintery. a tip of the hat to Greg



will israel chose dictatorship?

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:32:37 -0400

A question that resonates over here. (via The Washington Post) a tip of the hat to Sukie



your congresscritter probably sold you out for pennies

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:49:04 -0400

Giving enormous surveillance power to your Internet service provider and without your consent. If you have an honest ISP in your area it might be a good time to switch. a tip of the hat to David.



reporting the weather

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:22:08 -0400

once again - xkcd



the biggest census yet

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:59:40 -0400

The big Gaia data release snip ... ESA’s Gaia satellite is first and foremost an astrometry satellite: using simple geometry (namely the parallax method) and highly accurate stellar position measurements, the satellite has collected data that allows astronomers to determine...



programmer motivators

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:59:15 -0400

No great surprise.. sexism in Chinese tech. (via The New York Times) snip ... at a time when the United States and other countries are directly confronting the #MeToo movement, the inequalities and biases in China are rarely discussed openly...



how little kids seem to run around all day without getting tired

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:51:03 -0400

fatigue resistant muscles and quick recovery from high intensity exercise. This may be an important link in the understanding of risk for diseases associated with physical inactivity.



grading on the curve

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:04:36 -0400

where everyone gets an A



james fallows and a more positive view of what is going on in america

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:59:00 -0400

Progress at the local level. a tip of the hat to Laren



teaching kids two dialects

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:52:50 -0400

Code switching and African-American English snip ... Studying african-american vernacular english wasn’t Julie Washington’s plan. But one day in the fall of 1990, her speech-pathology doctorate fresh in hand, she found herself sitting with a little girl at a school...



cycling infrastructure in the netherlands

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:31:28 -0400

An example of a fast cycle route.



defluttering wings

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:22:34 -0400

Long thin wings could lead to more efficient airliners, but they're susceptible to flutter - a condition that can rapidly escalate leading to catastrophic failure. NASA has a program to develop flutter-free wings that respond by adjusting control surfaces.



ordering a pizza

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:00:34 -0400

CALLER: Is this Gordon's Pizza? GOOGLE: No sir, it's Google Pizza. CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry. GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month. CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza. GOOGLE: Do...



a very practical physics problem is solved

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:27:06 -0400

Why clothing doesn't fall apart - tension transmission in yarns. Why clothes don’t fall apart: tension transmission in staple yarns Patrick B. Warren,1 , Robin C. Ball,2 , and Raymond E. Goldstein3 1Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, Quarry Road East, Bebington,...