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August 12, 2022

GPS Jamming Map

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Is anyone reading this in an place where GPS is being jammed according to this map?

Or somewhere where it's jammed that's not on the map?


August 12, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Quantum Steampunk Laboratory


That's the name of the theoretical physics research group of Nicole Yunger Halpern.

From its website:

Thermodynamics emerged during the 1800s to describe large classical systems such as steam engines and equilibrium.

In contrast, small quantum, far-from-equilibrium systems dominate much of today's science, from quantum computers to molecules.

Nineteenth-century thermodynamics — including concepts such as heat, work, and efficiency — needs updating for the 21st century.

We re-envision thermodynamics using the mathematical and conceptual toolkit of quantum information theory.

We call this research "quantum steampunk," after the steampunk genre of art, literature, and film that juxtaposes Victorian settings with futuristic technologies.

Leveraging quantum thermodynamics, we achieve new perspectives on problems across science, including atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics; condensed matter; chemistry; high-energy physics; and biophysics.

Our group is theoretical, collaborative, and interdisciplinary.

Our research ranges from abstract theory and foundations to experimental collaborations and applications.

August 12, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'The hard way is the best way, not because it is the best way, but because it is the hard way!'


My credo, previously featured here, here, and here, but every so often I like to see it afresh, to remind myself what it's all about.

It's my favorite quote of all time, which electrified me when I first read it in a letter to the editor of the New York Times magazine in 1996.

You could look it up.

Or you could look at the actual letter as it appeared in print (below).


It has repeatedly proved its truth over the decades, most recently when I accidentally happened on a Typepad feature making generating links effortless after having done it the hard, stupid way since I started boj back in 2004 (18 year anniversary on the 24th of this month... but I digress).

How many tens of thousands of times have I said to myself "How could Typepad have made creating a link so difficult?" as I clunkily did what I did, taking four steps to do what I could have done in one in 1/10 the time.

But here's the thing: from now on I get to admire how nice the native link creation feature was all this time, and I get a frisson of pleasure each time I use it.

August 12, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Eggplants before maturity

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August 12, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Finger Chopsticks

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As seen on "Shark Tank' Season 13 Episode 12 so you know they must be great.

From websites:

What do eating, working, texting, gaming, swiping, and typing all have in common?

They're something most of us do every day — often at the same time.

In today's everything-all-at-once lifestyle, you're liable to get Cheetos dust deep in the crevices of your keyboard and nug sauce all up in your controller joysticks.


Unless, of course, you're using Snactiv Active Chopsticks.

Let your social media feed meet your lunchtime feed without saucing your screen thanks to this innovative, easy-to-use device.

Sure, they might seem silly at first, but who's laughing when the portal to your digital life is coated in a crusty film of food gunk?


And since your phone is one of the germiest devices you own, integrating Snactiv into your lifestyle boosts your hygiene and your productivity.

Simply slip the utensil onto your fingers, squeeze a bite between the pincers, and snack away!

Features and Details:

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$14.99 (Snacks included with orders from Atlanta's southern suburbs; please specify Cheetos, Fritos, or Goldfish).

August 12, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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