“Astronomers announced today that they had pierced the veil of darkness and dust at the center of our Milky Way galaxy to capture the first picture of “the gentle giant” dwelling there: A supermassive black hole, a trapdoor in space-time through which the equivalent of 4 million suns have been dispatched to eternity, leaving behind only their gravity and a violently bent space-time.” A photo of Sagittarius A* 😮
“Thompson's Bank Note Reporter was a periodical published in New York City by John Thompson beginning in 1842. As a bank note reporter, its main purpose was to convey information about the notes issued by each of the hundreds of different banks operating in North America at the time, including the discounts at which their notes traded, and descriptions of counterfeits currently in circulation.“ Just an interesting thing that used to exist.
In the final stages of my garage clean up and reorg. Got my two 3D printers up and running again and they’re spitting out peg board parts. It’s so cool you can just go on the internet, download a part that someone on the other side of the world designed, and in a couple hours turn a spool of plastic into perfectly useful bins, hooks, holders, etc.
Hearing about people booking a bunch of Ukrainian AirBnBs to try and help. Seems like we need the tech equivalent. Anyone know of any good Ukrainian Dedicated/VPS/web hosts? I’d love to rent a bunch of compute, my clusters are always hungry. Only looking for ones that actually run In Ukrainian datacenters. Boosts appreciated.
The latest serverless hype train: using Imgur as your frontend host. https://github.com/etherdream/web2img
Ida's surge caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards. From a forward flow of ~330,000 to a reverse flow of ~40,000 cubic feet per second.
Is this why everyone hated JS all along and us JS users were just experiencing stockholm syndrome?
JWST getting ready to ship. That's a lot of packing peanuts.
Twitter starts to require login to view tweets
Observable has made some huge improvements to their editor since the last time I've used it. It's genuinely enjoyable to use now and they've made the Plot API a lot easier to use.
The Pfizer vaccine will be officially called Comirnaty, for some reason
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