Some things I noticed 07/08/2020:
  1. To induce a lightning strike, researchers fire a rocket dragging a wire into an approaching electrical storm 🌩
  2. Is it possible to communicate six bits of information by the flip of a single coin?
  3. A giant flywheel in north-east Scotland could soon help to prevent blackouts by mimicking the effect of a power station but without using fossil fuels.
  4. cosmologists Karsten Jedamzik and Levon Pogosian argue that weak magnetic fields in the early universe would lead to the faster cosmic expansion rate seen today
    • “the Faraday technique will really take off when the next-generation radio telescope called the Square Kilometer Array, starts up in 2027”
  5. Fraunhofer HHI celebrates release of H.266; This new video coding standard reduces data by 50% of bit rate relative to H.265
    • “H.266/VVC was developed with ultra-high-resolution video in mind, new standard is particularly beneficial streaming 4K or 8K”
  6. Praise can be trumpeted as evidence that China is respected around the world, while criticism can be used to stoke nationalist defensiveness.
  7. I only see you when you’re walking. Walking to somewhere. You’re so restless. What can be over there? It must be special there.
  8. La vie en rose [et elle chante aussi. por supuesto.]
  9. Superorganism — Live on KEXP
  10. Origami Folding Door

Some things I noticed 07/06/2020:
  1. it was not until they found this new chamber that they saw the full scale of this prehistoric underground human enterprise
  2. focus today is still about performance; we are still looking at the unit of seconds when evaluating useful functionalities on a moderately-rigged machine
  3. You’ve got this highly infectious virus sweeping around the world, and it would be unusual if you didn’t see a big uptick in ME/CFS cases.
  4. maybe Mr. Marsalek’s entry in the immigration database was used to check for a Interpol Red Notice
  5. ‘Turnspeak’ is not Orwell, Mr. Dershowitz, you’re the Felix Frankfurter chair at Harvard, you must know that Orwell would never use such a clunky phrase as ‘turnspeak.’
  6. Their egos and incompetence could doom an entire civilization
  7. Defence chiefs say it will enable a better response to domestic threats” 😂
  8. The dollar is [still] the dominant currency; We are seeing signs that China’s prominence will accelerate. These transitions take a while.
  9. -ass constructions in African-American Vernacular English
  10. Kakkmaddafakka – Lilac