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That video makes it look like a seagull flapping its wings.

    But more importantly, the new images are creating scientific puzzles about how such an object could even be formed.

I saw a PBS documentary called The Farthest Voyager in Space recently (about the voyager mission) and what struck me (quite obtusely) was how we really know so little, even about our immediate neighbourhood.

Reading the stories accompanying those first 3 tracks adds to them tremendously

The new Mono album was finally released this week and it's glorious. The only thing is, it's a bit over-the-top loud in places, which some people seem to like, I prefer something a bit more subtle but even so I really like this one.

Mono - Nowhere Now Here

bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A Spectre is Haunting Unicode

Fascinating. Some of them seems to be place names invented by accident, but I wonder if they all have some meaning or whether the meaning is lost too?

    However, after the JIS standard was released people noticed something strange

Presumably these aren't people involved in the process of creating the encoding so who are these people I wonder? Unicode consortium ? Japanese firms creating fonts? General public seems unlikely. Wikipedia says there are only 6879 characters which seems lower than I'd imagine

    We didn't find it until 40 days after perihelion? It had already passed Earth's orbit and was quite a bit of the way out to Mars's orbital. Ugh. Can we never let this happen again?

I don't think it is, but f it is first contact. we're just sitting here watching and pointing at it as it's flying past pointing and going "ooooooh"....

Here's hoping we're better prepared for second contact.

We're constantly discovering new things we can't explain or understand about space, the universe in general, even our own solar system. To me it feels like true hubris to assume it's evidence of anything other than our lack of knowledge about the universe and how it works. We've just discovered something else we can't explain. WHoop de doo - add it to the list.

The chickens are coming.

I absolutely love the new Spaitialize album - Beyond the Radar. It's been a long time since a new discovery had such an immediate impact on me.

bhrgunatha  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 1 woman, 12 months, 52 places

    The words “dream job” come up whenever I tell people about the 52 Places project.

I think only by people who haven't spent much time in transit. Constant travel is exhausting both physically and mentally.

    In an artificial life simulation where survival required energy but giving birth had no energy cost, one species evolved a sedentary lifestyle that consisted mostly of mating in order to produce new children which could be eaten (or used as mates to produce more edible children).

I'm laughing and crying.

    When repairing a sorting program, genetic debugging algorithm GenProg made it output an empty list, which was considered a sorted list by the evaluation metric.

    Evaluation metric: “the output of sort is in sorted order”

    Solution: “always output the empty set”

The AI version of YAGNI in Test Driven Developement ... write just enough code to pass the test.

Sure, but you're supposed to write more tests!

Still on my acid quest. So far Kick.S is really doing the best and plenty of material :)

So... acid for Xmas lunch tomorrow: Kick.S - Acid 2018

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