Good morning! It is Friday. The 13th. You have been warned :)
For those who found this post on Facebook, yay. If you like the links from there to here, or don't, please say so... Right now survey is running 53% yes and only 13% no, but it's a small sample...
Have been seriously loving Zwifting. Three days ago, rode in France (that's Mont St Michel at left). Two days ago, Japan. Yesterday, New York central park*. Meanwhile it was like zero here outside. If you're a cyclist you should try it, and if you want to do a ride, let me know. I'm about 2w/kg...
* BTW love the way the Zwift people have reimagined Central Park with translucent aerial bike paths; great views, and adds some vertical. NY city planners take note :)
And so now we have the ThinkPhone, a Lenovo brand extension to the ThinkPad laptop line they bought from IBM. Kinda cool; I'd be tempted if I was an Android person.
CNet is experimenting with an AI Assist. Well, why not? It might be more insightful and certainly less biased than their human reporters. And there will still be human editors.
BTW haven't been able to figure out how to identify inbound links from Mastodon. I'm guessing near zero. If you got here via Mastodon, can you let me know?
Visual Capitalist: The Most Important Science Headlines of 2022. Excellent, I love this. And yes I know you can't read them here, you have to click through :) Hard to pick the winner - but DeepMind's announcement of AlphaFold might end up being the most important...
From NASA: why isn't every year the warmest year on record? They explain, but you get the feeling they are rooting for climate change to be "real". Weird. They're a scientific organization, why not just stick to the science? Yeah I know the answer.
This is what NASA should be doing: TESS discovers planetary system's second Earth-size world.
Space is not easy: Virgin Orbit blames launch failure on upper stage anomaly. The first ten SpaceX launches didn't go perfectly either. It takes time and lots of hard work. Glad they are trying and wish them luck!
You've all heard Jeff Beck has passed on... especially poignant for me was Ottmar Liebert's tribute. "For me he was THE best. His tone, his phrasing, his bending… Damn, he was so good." It's notable how many great guitarists are singing his praises. For me he was good but not in the Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Robin Trower class. YMMV.
xkcd hits another one out of the park: Outdated periodic table.
Okay, so much for a filter pass ... now onward to more CUDA coding!