Helping to clean up the mess made by humans in Cambodia.
"Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career.
The UK veterinary charity PDSA has presented him with its Gold Medal for "life-saving devotion to duty, in the location and clearance of deadly landmines in Cambodia""
Spotted another Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps). This one was at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, on 22 Sept. 2020. I think It was giving me a rather interesting, "You're taking photos of me?" look. 🙂
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60405143 ].
♻️ The Galaxija, the DIY free software open hardware Yugoslavian dynamo you never heard of
One of my mentor comrades shared this interesting article today about computing/computer history, proving once more that computing and computers, and networks must be pro people, culturally igniting them to be participative and feel normal as well as proud about building one.
link to read : tribunemag.co.uk/2020/07/make-…
Such historical events must be cherished, appreciated, renarrated to prove that DIY, open source, transparency, economic affordability, availability, accessibility, social practice are not of US origin and can happen in any industrialized region with right people to initiate and socialize the technology, science instead of making it as only for profit market object.
*NEW WORK* Stenkirth Park and the Northern Viaduct trail, featuring a partially collapsed cave system and a little bit of history.
More photos, with story, here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2020/9/21/stenkrith-park-cumbria-autumn 👍
"Ron Cobb, the artist and movie production designer known for his work on the spaceship in “Alien,” the DeLorean in “Back to the Future,” and some tipsy aliens in “Star Wars,” died on Monday in Sydney, Australia."
"The inventor of the Z4 relay machine was the German civil engineer Konrad Zuse. He is probably the author of the now-discovered operating instructions"
A nice overview of why the Collatz conjecture is so hard to (dis)prove.
Models are, of course, only as good as the data provided and assumptions built into them. Article that looks into the different kinds of pandemic modelling in use.
"[Researchers larger] goal is to have tools in place to model any future disease, whether it’s a seasonal flu or the next big bug."
Awesome. Studio Ghibli is providing images from their movies.
From a Google Translation: "From this month, we will provide scene photos of all Studio Ghibli works in sequence. This month, we will provide 8 works, mainly new works, for a total of 400 pieces.
Feel free to use it within the bounds of common sense."
Numerous MPs plan to raise questions about this case in the next session of Singapore's Parliament. The Government's answers had better be good.
"[H]er case has prompted questions about inequality and access to justice in Singapore, with many asking how she could have been found guilty in the first place"
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