RT @email@example.com: let’s talk about the fact that rey has to be mentally running the numbers on death star scrap here
Article by Phil Plait explaining the science behind the Event Horizon Telescope's ground-breaking image of the supermassive black hole in M87 - the world's first-ever actual image of the event horizon (or, more precisely, silhouette) of a black hole.
Birdsite thread by @AstroKatie on how the image was produced and why the ring looks the way it does, plus simulations of different viewing angles.
Realized I forgot to post here about #WonderCon last week. Show more
The kid only took 1 photo, but it made be rethink my technique.
Here's the family as Professor Trelawney and a spider jockey. She ran into a LOT of other #HarryPotter cosplayers: https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2019/04/harry-potter-cosplay/
Full gallery on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/albums/72157690667228043
Spotted at a local coffee/tea/boba place.
I like the quote.
They’ve got the moves!
(Spotted a few weeks ago at Target. I'm going to have to check whether they've fixed the sign the next time I'm there.)
Interesting: Google proposes to standardize the mix of emoji that have gender options & give each a gender-inclusive default.
Example: Person Shrugging can appear alone 🤷 or with a hidden character indicating a man 🤷♂️ or woman 🤷♀️.
Depending on character & platform, the plain version is sometimes a man & sometimes a woman. Future Android will show an inclusive version when gender isn't specified & offer all 3 on the keyboard.
The UI below is not finalized.
Very cool! A view of the far side of the moon and Earth beyond it, from the Chinese Longjiang-2 satellite in lunar orbit.
At the grocery store. TODAY.
cookies (neural net inspired) Show more
We've finished off the "Brown Cheesey Cookies" that my wife baked, inspired by @janellecshane's list of AI-generated cookies.
They were quite tasty, despite being made with actual cheese! (Babybel, specifically.)
She wrote up the inventing process and final recipe here:
This is cool: The equivalent of an ASCII-art map of Lake Michigan, done with a typewriter.
Having one of those days...
The bonus panel is good too: https://www.fowllanguagecomics.com/caffeine-bonus-panel/
This is the most snow #LAX ever sees!
Seriously, it hasn't snowed in the Los Angeles basin since 1962.
We get snow in the mountains most years. And the San Fernando Valley apparently got a snowstorm in 1989. But the coast? Basically never.
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