(It's a long, boring story where the most recent installment involves not being able to reach me to find out the state of the spinach in the fridge.)
Community center fundraising
A community center in nearby Worcester, MA is basically living out the plot of an 80s movie - their landlord is selling and has given them 2 weeks to raise $1 million to buy it themselves.
Demoscene accepted as UNESCO cultural heritage in Germany http://demoscene-the-art-of-coding.net/2021/03/20/demoscene-accepted-as-unesco-cultural-heritage-in-germany/
That’s very cool.
*NEW* made with #Zrythm
MyLoFy - Alphatunez
Getting Started with ECP5 #FPGA: Colorlight i5 FPGA Dev Board
"Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsavainio has released a Milky Way photo that took him nearly 12 years to create. The 1.7-gigapixel image has a cumulative exposure time of 1,250 hours."
In case anybody else is interested in the first use of integrated circuits in satellites. They also happened to be surface mount, a form factor which has been in use for longer than I realized.
The probe referred to in that tech note appeared to be a part of a series from the "Interplanetary Monitoring Platform". The history of that is discussed in this document:
Damn, this is seriously good shit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2njMBxlnmM Love the percussion breakdowns and the horn bursts in Kabuki, the guitar & rhythm section throughout.
Before I forget, thanks, fellow nerd from Russia! Also, maybe I need to do a little upload to archive.org since this document didn't seem to be there.
I go to the web to look up a reference in a book to a NASA technical report from 1964. My only successes are several references to the same document and one PDF from a Russian radio electronics enthusiast. The PDF from the Russian is a scan from a copy out of the Kirkland Air Force Base Library. My first reaction is that this is a dumb world, but then my second reaction is no, maybe this is the system actually working. 🤔
Half of the US Is Now Considering Right to Repair Laws
Teenage scientist Shreya Ramachandran and her awesome gray water research
hashtag the kids are all right
For my surveillance story about the surveillance of China's Uyghur minority, I went on the Intercepted podcast https://theintercept.com/2021/02/03/intercepted-china-uyghur-muslim-surveillance-police/ and on Talk East Turkestan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUdpX7zqrKc and
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