Why aren’t there more female programmers? There are fewer now than there were thirty years ago, says a respondent.
UPDATE 21 May 2017: About the movie Hidden Figures: “NASA, like all federal agencies, was desegregated in the 1940s.”
Here are a couple of PVC furniture projects. The screen is particularly interesting, and probably adaptable for outdoor use.
And it’s not good news. Scientists created a part-human, part-pig embryo.
That’s evil,and insane. God did mankind a favor at Babel.
“The LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the people had built. Then the LORD said: If now, while they are one people and all have the same language, they have started to do this, nothing they presume to do will be out of their reach. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that no one will understand the speech of another. So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. — Genesis 11, New American Bible
UPDATE 30 January 2017: Summary of chimera research.
How to stop car thieves? “If they think you’re crude, go technical; if they think you’re technical, go crude.”
More questions than answers in this:
“A person or persons at the same US Geological Survey Lab in Lakewood, Colorado have been discovered faking scientific results. According to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the US Department of Interior, the thimblerigging didn’t happen only once or twice, but in many multiple instances and over a long course of time.
“In what appears to be a monumental effort at deception or malfeasance or just plain laziness, between 1996-2008 and again between 2008-2014, somebody or some bodies at the Energy Geochemistry Laboratory purposely gave out wrong results from a mass spectrometer (used to identify the chemical constituents in a sample of material).” — Report: This Government Lab Has Been Faking Data for Years, by William M Briggs
Chuck Pergiel, looking into text editors, found “a bit of html code that will turn an empty tab on your browser into a text editor.” It’s the HTML contenteditable Attribute. I didn’t know there was such a thing, but it seemed like it might be handy, so I opened up my homepage in Vim and added a link. It works just as advertised.
Charles Wheatstone’s Polar Clock tells time by locating the plane of polarization of light from the sky.
Imagine the uses:
You could know it was a fake, and the visual image would still have its effect.
A Navy training film from 1953 about the fire control computer:
It’s probably inaccurate to say that Americans today are less intelligent than they were sixty years ago; probably, but maybe not.
UPDATE 14 March 2016: See the Norden bombsight.