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#PhysicsFactlet
The human eyes have "only" 3 different colour receptors, so multiple spectra can be perceived as the same colour.
(And this without considering all the ways the signal is processed before you actually "see" it.)
#Optics #Colour #Color #Vision

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Swedish is like Linux. It's quite obvious how the language works, and you can make your own words if you care to.

French is Apple. Try to make your own modifications and they will SEND YOU TO JAIL.

English is your grandparents' PC. We have no idea how it works. Where did all these weird plug-in words come from????

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Oh now THIS is very intriguing! Bernhard and Lloyd with ZTF J185259.31+124955.2: A new evolved disc-eclipsing binary system where the shape of the transit is evolving significantly on every eclipse - look at how much it changes… just wow. 🔭🪐 #astrodon arxiv.org/abs/2405.15555

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„For example, for heat waves, I found that most of the heat wave coverage didn't address climate change at all. … We find the same for extreme rainfall events: they are mostly discussed without contextualising climate change.“

communities.springernature.com

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“From the perspective of insurers, democratic reform of police agencies is undesirable, not because it will predictably increase or decrease claims, but because its effects are uncertain… because it is relatively untested, radical democratic reform threatens the core of the business model for liability insurance by creating uncertainty as how much municipal liability the insurer will have to cover.” lpeproject.org/blog/insurance-

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New study: “We examine how gender shapes 25,000 everyday interactions between strangers. We manipulate gender, class, and ethnicity of research assistants [who prompt] pedestrians...to provide directions, help with dropped groceries, or lend cell phone to RA.” static1.squarespace.com/static

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“Black social movements face a dilemma in that the public often perceives nonviolent Black disruptive protest as violent…we find Congress is generally more accepting of nondisruptive protest but nondisruptive protest is only roughly one-tenth as effective for Blacks” academic.oup.com/sf/advance-ar

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this is not #AI

this is not a scene from a movie

this is simply a one in a billion video shot at the right time at the right angle by a teenager in #portugal a few days ago

fucking amazing! positively biblical

#space #meteor

news.com.au/technology/science

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I went to CVS yesterday to pick up a prescription. For years when I’ve done so, there’s a step where you need to sign on the terminal and agree that you’re receiving the listed medications. This time, I noticed a super dark pattern.

In the place where historically they’ve collected this signature, they still ask for your signature—but to agree that CVS can use your *medical data* for marketing.

There’s no way this is informed consent. One of the darkest patterns I’ve seen.

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It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees.

At least 138 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, were found dead in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco since May 16, according to a conservation group. #ClimateChange

abcnews.go.com/International/w

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After another - poorly communicated - delay of the first crewed #Starliner launch NASA is now "working toward a launch opportunity at 12:25 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 1, with additional opportunities on Sunday, June 2, Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6": blogs.nasa.gov/boeing-crew-fli

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Two quick updates -

A) if you disallow recording of a website in Control Panel or GPO, in Chrome it is still recorded - disallow recording only works in Edge browser

B) Firefox and Tor Browser is recorded always, including in private mode - the exception is Hollywood DRM’d videos

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Israel har stoppat amerikanska AP:s livefeed av norra Gaza – som filmats på distans från Sderot i Israel – och beslagtagit en kamera och annan utrustning, enligt nyhetsbyrån. Skälet som angetts är att bilderna sänds på Al Jazeera (som är en av AP:s tusentals kunder). apnews.com/article/live-transm

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A wave of retractions is shaking physics. Grappling with problematic papers and poorly documented data, researchers and journal editors gathered in Pittsburgh to hash out the best way forward. technologyreview.com/2024/05/1

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“We’ve talked in the past about there being academic evidence, engineering studies. What we are actually seeing now with those satellites in operation is empirical evidence. You see the noise floor on our satellites increase to the degree that services cannot be provided.”

spacenews.com/omnispace-report

#SCS #Satellites #Space #SpaceX #Omnispace #RFI

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Förklaringen till sista minuten-avhoppet på LO-kongressen.
"Jag bekände mig inte till nazismen. Men jag kallade mig för patriot eller Sverigevän."
arbetet.se/2024/05/21/darfor-h

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As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I think: Wow Google Maps, you really fucked up this time

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Saw some text online that made me want to turn it into signage. What good are graphic design skills if you can't have a little fun with them.😜

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