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Tweet from David Risney

2016 Aug 18, 6:28
Is Internet a public place? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmZbdaqGqlc  Place? No, a process that acts like place. Public? Sort of. See Mall related case law
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Tweet from Ryan Estrada

2016 Apr 25, 7:05
The mayor of podcasts himself @PFTompkins plays Greg in http://BigData.show  and tries to save the internet!
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Tweet from David_Risney

2016 Feb 10, 10:20
Internet Archive adds Win3.1 software. http://blog.archive.org/2016/02/11/internet-archive-does-windows-hundreds-of-windows-3-1-programs-join-the-collection/ … Ah the memories. Makes me want to edit my win.ini & config.sys
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4 people are living in an isolated habitat for 30 days. Why? Science!

2016 Feb 1, 3:27

nasa:

This 30 day mission will help our researchers learn how isolation and close quarters affect individual and group behavior. This study at our Johnson Space Center prepares us for long duration space missions, like a trip to an asteroid or even to Mars.

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The Human Research Exploration Analog (HERA) that the crew members will be living in is one compact, science-making house. But unlike in a normal house, these inhabitants won’t go outside for 30 days. Their communication with the rest of planet Earth will also be very limited, and they won’t have any access to internet. So no checking social media kids!

The only people they will talk with regularly are mission control and each other.

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The crew member selection process is based on a number of criteria, including the same criteria for astronaut selection.

What will they be doing?

Because this mission simulates a 715-day journey to a Near-Earth asteroid, the four crew members will complete activities similar to what would happen during an outbound transit, on location at the asteroid, and the return transit phases of a mission (just in a bit of an accelerated timeframe). This simulation means that even when communicating with mission control, there will be a delay on all communications ranging from 1 to 10 minutes each way. The crew will also perform virtual spacewalk missions once they reach their destination, where they will inspect the asteroid and collect samples from it. 

A few other details:

  • The crew follows a timeline that is similar to one used for the ISS crew.
  • They work 16 hours a day, Monday through Friday. This includes time for daily planning, conferences, meals and exercises.  
  • They will be growing and taking care of plants and brine shrimp, which they will analyze and document.

But beware! While we do all we can to avoid crises during missions, crews need to be able to respond in the event of an emergency. The HERA crew will conduct a couple of emergency scenario simulations, including one that will require them to maneuver through a debris field during the Earth-bound phase of the mission. 

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Throughout the mission, researchers will gather information about cohabitation, teamwork, team cohesion, mood, performance and overall well-being. The crew members will be tracked by numerous devices that each capture different types of data.

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Past HERA crew members wore a sensor that recorded heart rate, distance, motion and sound intensity. When crew members were working together, the sensor would also record their proximity as well, helping investigators learn about team cohesion.

Researchers also learned about how crew members react to stress by recording and analyzing verbal interactions and by analyzing “markers” in blood and saliva samples.

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In total, this mission will include 19 individual investigations across key human research elements. From psychological to physiological experiments, the crew members will help prepare us for future missions.

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

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Tweet from David_Risney

2016 Jan 3, 9:50
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/04/world/periodic-table-new-elements/index.html … New elements' "proposed names...will be open for public review for 5 months". How will the Internet ruin this? Hm
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Retweet of shutupmikeginn

2015 Dec 20, 11:35
My Christmas gift to the internet is these Where's Waldo pictures with Waldo photoshopped out pic.twitter.com/PIo88oMFn1
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Retweet of ClickHole

2015 Nov 30, 9:29
Amazing! How many times can @neiltyson win the internet? http://www.clickhole.com/r/3565tsd  pic.twitter.com/6Dgm8oE2YV
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Retweet of alisternburg

2015 Oct 26, 6:41
"Please stop yelling at me, I did not make up copyright law." Read @sarahjeong's explainer on © & Internet radio: http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/internet-radio-copyright-is-bad-and-dumb-a-comprehensive-explainer …
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Retweet of thegrugq

2015 Apr 12, 9:47
War in the Web 2.0 era: how Air Forces deal (or don’t) with Internet-based flight tracking tools. Interesting http://theaviationist.com/2014/10/13/war-2-adsb-opsec/ …
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Retweet of codinghorror

2015 Mar 18, 12:02
it is so much faster to find things on the internet than it is to find things on my local computer. Has been for years
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jacobrossi: now uses HSTS, which "coincidentally" is in EdgeHTML engine rolling out to the tech preview

2015 Jan 22, 11:45
Jacob Rossi @jacobrossi :
http://status.modern.IE  now uses HSTS, which "coincidentally" is in EdgeHTML engine rolling out to the tech preview https://github.com/InternetExplorer/Status.IE/commit/31297bc1c8aaf43b4459d49764b5a865b5f66223 …
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Why do Nigerian Scammers Say They are from Nigeria? - Microsoft Research

2014 Aug 26, 3:53

Mass mailing Internet scams intentionally use poor spelling, grammar etc to filter down to target ignorant audience .

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MotherJones - Meet the people behind the Wayback Machine, one of...

2014 Jun 1, 4:16


MotherJones - Meet the people behind the Wayback Machine, one of our favorite things about the internet

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CodePlex - Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 8, Windows 7 and 2008 R2

2014 May 21, 2:30

The original open source Wifi Hotpot for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012!

Free open source software based router you can run on Windows to wirelessly share your Internet connection with other devices

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Internet Archive lets you play one of the earliest computer...

2014 Apr 28, 9:39


Internet Archive lets you play one of the earliest computer games Space War! emulated in JavaScript in the browser.

This entry covers the historical context of Space War!, and instructions for working with our in-browser emulator. The system doesn’t require installed plugins (although a more powerful machine and recent browser version is suggested).

The JSMESS emulator (a conversion of the larger MESS project) also contains a real-time portrayal of the lights and switches of a Digital PDP-1, as well as links to documentation and manuals for this $800,000 (2014 dollars) minicomputer.

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FCC planning new Internet rules that will gut Net Neutrality. Get ready to pay more for the stuff you love online.

2014 Apr 24, 3:29
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theatlantic: Victorian Trolling: How Con Artists Spammed in a...

2013 Oct 29, 7:42


theatlantic:

Victorian Trolling: How Con Artists Spammed in a Time Before Email

The main difference between 21st-century scams and those of centuries past is one of delivery method.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons/Benjamin Breen]

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FitBit and WebOC Application Compatibility Errors

2013 Aug 29, 7:17
I just got a FitBit One from my wife. Unfortunately I had issues running their app on my Windows 8.1 Preview machine. But I recognized the errors as IE compatibility issues, for instance an IE dialog popup from the FitBit app telling me about an error in the app's JavaScript. Given my previous post on WebOC versioning you may guess what I tried next. I went into the registry and tried out different browser mode and document mode versions until I got the FitBit software running without error. Ultimately I found the following registry value to work well ('FitBit connect.exe' set to DWORD decimal 8888).
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION]
"Fitbit Connect.exe"=dword:000022b8

For those familiar with the Windows registry the above should be enough. For those not familiar, copy and paste the above into notepad, save as a file named "fitbit.reg", and then double click the reg file and say 'Yes' to the prompt. Hopefully in the final release of Windows 8.1 this won't be an issue.
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Sci-fi short stories disguised as Internet docs

2013 May 29, 2:48
The recent short story Twitter API returning results that do not respect arrow of time by Tim May written as a Twitter bug report reminded me of a few other short sci-fi stories written in the style of some sort of Internet document:
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laughingsquid: New & Necessary Punctuation Marks

2013 Feb 25, 9:01


laughingsquid:

New & Necessary Punctuation Marks

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