Someone in Australia is currently very pleased that they got to use their fancy 360 degree gamma spectroscope camera device to find that lost radioactive source.

I want one.

ansto.gov.au/news/wa-outback-p

I'm participating in early this month but that's the only commitment that's holding me on Twitter. The shutting down of the API was very indicative of the way it's going and, frankly, it's not offering much (anything?) that Mastodon doesn't do better at this point.

my career would not be what it is today without there having been a free and open Twitter API. Making it paid-only is a monumentally stupid business decision but also just like… what a loss for internet weirdos everywhere

14 billion.
14 BILLION.
14. BILLLLLLLION.
Let that sink in. 14 billion dollars on what is essentially barely improved "Second Life" that few every really expressed that they wanted. All that it wound up exactly where even the least savvy observer could probably have projected.

They tell you to swing big in business. But sometimes, I think, you should just swing bigger and open some hospitals or schools.

gamesindustry.biz/metas-vr-div

I missed the Green Comet. The next time it comes back, in 50,000 years, I'll be viewing it from my simulated consciousness uploaded into the cloud.

Captured this small and violent squall that moved over the lighthouse last June, we could not believe what we were witnessing, the rain and hail came in seconds after I took this shot and we had to retreat #RubhaNanGall #Lighthouse #Nature #LandscapePhotography #BeautifulScotland #IsleOfMull #Mull #Tobermory #Scotland #StormyWeather #Rainbow #Photography #SunSet #AltText

"The goal is to have less in common with the Taliban, not more." -- David Sedaris, A Speech to the Graduates

Because they are warm, durable and comforting. Also, they're on the east coast and it's been a part of our culture since the late 80s.

Everyone (...well... ok, Twitter...) is talking about Jordan Peterson's terrible steak advice but it just made me want to go and find a (medium) really well executed Wagyu. πŸ₯©

People are needlessly concerned that the unavoidable of (language and visual) tools will “break the landscape”. The quality and quantity of “fake news” and other published BS may increase but people with the and to distinguish between and will always have the upper hand.

Humanity was in this situation of “disruptive innovation” many times in the past, and it somehow managed to grow up of it a little bit better than before.

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Show me a single non-rhyming poem that adds something positive to the human experience and deserves long-term memetic propagation.

I re-watched "Everything Everywhere All At Once" taking into consideration some of the comments made by colleagues and friends who loved it. I still don't love it and but I am softening. "Silliness" has never been my kind of humour so the "It's bonkers! [giggles]" defence is sort of lost on me.

Nova Scotia Power sending unsolicited emails telling me to scrimp on my power usage to lower my bills while:

- they pay out record profits to shareholders
- their CEO earns $8 million a year
- they invest so little back into infrastructure that we can't rely on our power staying on

... is a real vibe but I guess they know about cutting corners.

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