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Musings on Alien Life
Could life evolve on ice worlds, ocean worlds, ocean worlds covered in ice, halo worlds that are tidally locked with their sun, and rogue worlds without a sun? If so, what sort of life might it be?
Say Hello to the Seeeduino XIAO
As small as a postage stamp, the Seeeduino XIAO boasts a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M0+ processor running at 48 MHz with 256 KB of flash memory and 32 KB of SRAM.
The Catch-22 of Pizza
One of the conundrums in Catch-22 is how Milo Minderbinder manages to buy eggs for seven cents, sell them to the mess halls for five cents, and still make a profit.
He-Him-His, She-Her-Hers, or…
We live in a world that is rife with confusion, so I appreciate people alerting me as to their preferred personal pronouns.
Artificial Intelligence Fights COVID-19
Using the sound of someone coughing, this AI technology can analyze the cough noises to predict positive COVID cases with over 90% accuracy.
OMG! That’s Unreal!
I just saw a video depicting the VR capabilities of the forthcoming Unreal Engine 5. My heart still racing after experiencing a 2D version of a flying scene and imagining it in VR.
Handheld Rotary Dial Telephone Redux
This bodacious beauty is awesome to behold. If I took one of these to an embedded systems conference, I would be the toast of the town. I so want a 4G version!
VE Day, Mock Crab, and Mock Bananas
At their VE Day party, my mom remembers sandwiches with flavours like mock crab and mock banana, along with buns, jellies, and blancmanges. Hang on! Mock banana?
Feel the (Phone) Power!
If you want an amazingly cheap and awesomely powerful internet-based phone solution for your home or office, PhonePower has you covered.
Living in Splendid Self-Isolation
How long will it be before you feel comfortable sitting in a crowded waiting room or riding a packed metro or squeezing into a full elevator?
From Quantum to Brains to Waterparks
My mind is buzzing with thoughts of quantum communications, 3D maps of the human brain, and riding waterpark slides whilst wearing a virtual reality headset.
RIP Game of Life Creator
John Horton Conway was the originator of the Game of Life, which dragged the concept of cellular automata kicking and screaming out of academia and into the real world.