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Pepper’s Ghost: an 1860s illusion used in ‘head-up displays’ ^JB
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Pepper’s Ghost: an 1860s illusion used in ‘head-up displays’ ^JB

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (first published in 2007) When Pepper’s Ghost first appeared on the stage as part of one of Professor Pepper’s shows...

Attention, Expertise, Trust
From The Noisy Channel

Attention, Expertise, Trust

I’m old enough to remember when the web was new, and honest enough to admit that I was a skeptic at the time. Fortunately, I was wrong, and I owe my career to the...

Tiny,  Private Houses
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tiny, Private Houses

Noted change  ... Pallet is making $7,500 prefab tiny homes that can be setup in 1 hour to help solve the homelessness crisis — see inside a unit at a Washington...

AI is Solving Classical Computing's Quantum Problem
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI is Solving Classical Computing's Quantum Problem

 Intriguing mix of domains.AI is Solving Classical Computing's Quantum ProblemBy R. Colin Johnson, Commissioned by CACM StaffNovember 22, 2022The number of equations...

Protests at IPhone Factory
From The Eponymous Pickle

Protests at IPhone Factory

Leading to some phone outages.China Covid: Angry protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou  in the BBCPublished, 4 days agoProtests have erupted at the world's...

Lost Something? Search 91.7 Million Files from the '80s, '90s, 2000s
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lost Something? Search 91.7 Million Files from the '80s, '90s, 2000s

Seeing it all?Lost Something? Search 91.7 Million Files from the '80s, '90s, 2000s By Ars Technica, October 21, 2022The files on Discmaster come from the Internet...

Science and Technology links (November 26 2022)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (November 26 2022)

Molière’s famous play, Tartuffe, the main characters is outwardly pious but fundamentally deceitful. Are people who insist on broadcasting their high virtue better...

TikTok Eating the Internet
From The Eponymous Pickle

TikTok Eating the Internet

Evolution. Does it deliver customers online?How TikTok Ate the InternetBy The Washington Post, October 18, 2022In five years, TikTok, once written off as a silly...

How the First Transistor Worked
From The Eponymous Pickle

How the First Transistor Worked

 How far we have come.HOW THE FIRST TRANSISTOR WORKEDEven its inventors didn’t fully understand the point-contact transistorBy GLENN ZORPETTE in Spectrum.ieee A...

Regarding an NFT Bubble
From The Eponymous Pickle

Regarding an NFT Bubble

This surprised me,  below is an outline, and then beyond.  Legit?  Following up.  I will remove if I find this invalid. From DSHR Blog:   https://blog.dshr.org/...

Chinese Drones in Restricted Spaces
From The Eponymous Pickle

Chinese Drones in Restricted Spaces

Of course there are now many drones in that area, many Chinese built. But still a valid concern.  In American Military News: Hundreds of Chinese-made drones have...

Making all your integers positive with zigzag encoding
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Making all your integers positive with zigzag encoding

You sometimes feel the need to make all of your integers positive, without losing any information. That is, you want to map all of your integers from ‘signed’ integers...

Optimal Decision Making
From The Eponymous Pickle

Optimal Decision Making

 Technical, but quite interesting point being made.  Optimality may be a good thing,  but how do I embed it in useful real time decisions?  Notably too the consideration...

What authors want from AI ‘ghostwriters’
From The Eponymous Pickle

What authors want from AI ‘ghostwriters’

I was recently introduced to some examples of this, quite impressive.What authors want from AI ‘ghostwriters’Compute me a storyOctober 7, 2022 - 12:09 pmIn Sept...

@HPCpodcast: An SC22 Retrospective
From insideHPC

@HPCpodcast: An SC22 Retrospective

https://orionx.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/044@HPCpodcast_SC22-Postview_20221123.mp3 In this SC22 post-view, Shahin and Doug go over what happened at the supercomputing...

Quantum Microscope
From The Eponymous Pickle

Quantum Microscope

Intro, see also in Sabine Hossenfelder's  Youtube here:   https://youtu.be/fkXSCNDfj14 The quantum microscope revolution is here    in CosmosMagazine   By Lauren...

MITRE Attack Framework
From The Eponymous Pickle

MITRE Attack Framework

 When I worked with the Govt in the past, worked with MITRE,  impressive overall. I noted this recent introduction to their 'Threat actors' capability.  (whichIntroduction...

Seoul Patrols Streets with Robots
From The Eponymous Pickle

Seoul Patrols Streets with Robots

Interesting approach but unlikely to be tolerated today in the West. Self-Driving Robot Patrols Seoul StreetsEuroNews, Roselyne Min, November 19, 2022South Korea...

Alternatives to Twitter
From Geeking with Greg

Alternatives to Twitter

About five years ago, I moved most of my blogging from here to microblogging on Twitter. In part that was from the shut down of Google Reader. In part I was finally...

[Book] Voices in the Code
From Putting People First

[Book] Voices in the Code

In Voices in the Code, scholar David G. Robinson tells the story of how one community built a life-and-death algorithm in a relatively inclusive, accountable way...
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