Current status: trying to figure out this code I wrote the other day.

No it's cool. I may not be writing much Perl these days, but if Perl taught me anything it's how to reverse engineer my own code.

"The most important thing you learn as a photographer is anticipation - not where the action is taking place, but where it's going to take place. Not where the subject is now, but where they're going to be." - Lawrence Schiller

This is a shot of a Yellow-Browed Bulbul splashing out of water, shot at Thattekkad.

#photo #photography #wildlife #nikon #birds #birdphotography

"In 1916 [...] Polish chemist Jan Czochralski invented a way to grow single crystals of semiconductors, metals, and synthetic gemstones. The process—known as the Czochralski method—allows scientists to have more control over a semiconductor’s quality and is still used today."

The Czochralski process is now an IEEE Milestone for technical development.

#Technology #Engineering #Silicon #Crystals #IEEEMilestones

spectrum.ieee.org/the-institut

«We didn't think it could be any better, but our New "Ultimate" is world-class and then some! We are now using a push-pull I Core design instead of the single core, and we have upgraded our Black Out powder mixture for a broader noise absorption parameter.»

It's a FUSE. A $225 fuse.

audio-magic.com/audio-fuses.ht

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

This two items that appeared together in my twitter feed makes me want to laugh ... and then cry. :-(

@sohkamyung When they've perfected the buns, perhaps they could try putting physics to use in making better puns.

Food physics. :-)

"Could physics help us make better bread? Yes, say researchers at the Technical University of Munich in Germany."

#Physics #Food #Bread

physicsworld.com/a/bread-machi

Surprising thing of the day: There is wood on the moon. But there are also two wooden spacecraft in interplanetary space.

Oops.

blogs.scientificamerican.com/l

In this image of the Virgo galaxy cluster taken with the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Baker Nunn telescope you can see two satellite tracks on the right side. This is why astronomers aren't enamoured with Elon Musk and his 12000+ dots of light pollution...

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Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.