DarkSky International has published a 2023 update to its "Artificial Light At Night: State Of The Science" report. It offers a broad view of our best scientific understanding of both ground- and space-based light pollution, written in accessible, non-technical language.


#DarkSkies #LightPollution #ALAN

Got obsessed with this story!

It's a wild one.

It's about ChatGPT, lawyers, and a very angry judge. The details are juicy, and the implications are huge. Let's dig in. 🍿

⚖️ Three characters are important: Roberto Mata (plaintiff), Steven Schwartz (attorney), Peter LoDuca (attorney on record).

Mata sues Avianca airlines through Schwartz at state court. Avianca transfers the case to Manhattan's federal court. This is when things get interesting. 🕵️‍♂️

🧵 1/n

#AI #chatgpt #law

My husband had to wait for 6 years to capture this view of #TheNeedles.

Taken as the #moon set at 4.30 am last summer. This shot is only possible a couple of times each year. He almost had it in 2016 but it was slightly too breezy and the telephoto lens couldn't keep in focus.

It causes controversy as some think it's fake, I promise you that it is not. It involved much research, persistence and luck with the weather! It's the cover shot on our 2024 calendar #IsleofWight #photography

Sam Altman asked rhetorically, "can’t people sue us?"

OpenAI requires you indemnify them if you're sued, disclaims all warranties for their services, limits their total liability to a refund of whatever you paid for their services over the past year, and requires individual arbitration.

Glass Cliff Theory holds that once the boys network have decided a CEO job is too hard or the company unsalvageable THEN they give it to a woman. And when she fails they blame it on her.

So if/when Space McAfee boasts about appointing a female CEO to Twitter, remember that.

More on Glass Cliff Theory from the university of Exeter here:


Deer deliver in the strangest of places! If you find a fawn in your yard, leave it alone, do not touch, move or feed it. They have no scent and predators cannot find them unless humans interfere. Mom leaves during the day for 2 primary reasons: to feed, and to keep her scent away. Mom will return, but not until dusk and not if humans are around. If you discover the gift of a fawn enjoy the experience, and let the Mom do what comes naturally. Please share, thank you. #wildlife

👀 #TIL Monopoly wasn't invented by the Parker Brothers, nor the man they gave it credit for. In 1904, Monopoly was originally called The Landlord's Game, and was invented by a radical woman. Elizabeth Magie's original game had not one, but two sets of rules to choose from.
One was called "Prosperity", where every player won money anytime another gained a property. And the game was won by everyone playing only when the person with the least doubled their resources. A game of collaboration and social good.
The second set of rules was called "Monopoly", where players succeeded by taking properties and rent from those with less luck rolling the dice. The winner was the person who used their power to eliminate everyone else.
Magie's mission was to teach us how different we feel when playing Prosperity vs Monopoly, hoping that it would one day change national policies.
When the Parker Bros adopted the game, they erased the "Prosperity" rules and celebrated "Monopoly".
#ElizabethMagie #Monopoly #Landlord
HT Tumblr.com/soberscientistlife

Someday, astronauts may stand on the surface of Mars and gaze back at Earth -- but our robotic representatives have already done it.
This is Earth seen from the surface of Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover.
#perspective #space

Huge congratulations to the team behind this extraordinary research! 🧬🔬 Can't wait to thread her story into #Matriarcha 📖

(and *this* is the thing that made me scream when I heard about it the other week!)
RT @MarieSoressi
Amazingly happy about the results of this project
@ElenaEssel and many others inc @MatejaHajdi and the immense Matthias Meyer


art by Myrthe Lucas

#APoD #每日一图





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Since it's about that time when professors are thinking about fall coursebooks, I just wanted to let you all know about our (free) open-access book: patentlawcasebook.com/

And if you'd like to add one day on design patents to any IP course, we have a separate (and also free) supplement for that:

#LawProfs #LawFedi #PatentFedi #Patents #PatentCasebooks

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