I don't know, I rely on Bill and Jim for direct life sciences jokes. They make sense to me. Subliminal, abstract, deep, weird, tenuous stuff I look to Fresh and and the physicists.You beat me to it. I think they're cold turkeys, so my guess is that either Bill or the cartoonist is giving up smoking...?
I programmed my Linux laptop to make an alarm sound and blink the screen when it detects the 433 MHz signal of this cheap garage door remote controller with the RTL-SDR radio receiver dongle. The Gqrx radio receiver application shows how the signals from the two upper buttons are actually more close to 434 MHz. This is a bit like the idea on this web page, where a low frequency radio remote controller is used for sending Morse code to someone: https://www.instructables.com/do-morse-code-with-an-rc-car-remote-and-here-it-on/
I still need to get another remote controller at another frequency, 868 MHz, and preferably with a longer range signal, to be able to send a larger variety of "messages" with these. I'm also getting an active, amlifying Mini-whip antenna that can probably detect these signals from a longer distance.
Edit: for some reason the sound in the shared Imgur video occasionally plays delayed compared to the image when I watch it.
The first of those... I also made a video about how much copper-nickel metal fabric you have to wrap around a cell phone before it disconnects from the mobile network, but that video was too large to upload to Imgur. The result was that you need quite many layers of that fabric, and the same if you try to stop a Bluetooth speaker receiving the signal by wrapping it inside that.Is this a shits and giggles project or...are you anticipating a hostage/kidnapping situation?!
Heh, on Sundays I'm still doing theoretical physics while occasionally glancing out onto my peaceful golf course vista. (Sundays are one of the few days when I'm guaranteed freedom from the noise of large fairway maintenance machines.)Am I the only one who's watching football on Sundays? Why don't we have a football thread? I want to type "The Bucs were bad, but the Saints were worse." somewhere.
I love association football, I don't really get American football. It looks a little bit like rugby league but a lot more stop start.Am I the only one who's watching football on Sundays? Why don't we have a football thread? I want to type "The Bucs were bad, but the Saints were worse." somewhere.
Completely unaware of this.I just read this article which I found very interesting:
4 quotes that you have been terribly misquoting.https://mystudentvoices.com/4-quotes-that-you-have-been-terribly-misquoting-6b2233d3212d
I actually knew that the saying "blood is thicker than water" is almost always misquoted; it actually has the opposite meaning compared to what people usually think it has.
I had no idea that the other three were misquotations.
I particularly liked the original quote:
"Great minds think alike, though fools seldom differ.”
Wow. I have looked into her career. Unbelievable athlete. Her wiki photo just said it all to me before I even started reading. Body language, relaxed, looking back at me said, 'any questions?'Indeed. Google "Tayla Harris" - superb athlete and former boxer.
Bitcoin proponents say it's value is at least partially attributed to scarcity (unlike, say, fiat currencies, which can be debased via central bank printing).
I dunno. My pubic hairs, which have my unique DNA, are scarce. I could shave some off every two years and a lab can finely slice and dice them up into fine strands/units (down to the nano scale) to pass around as a medium of exchange. You have the benefit of testing my DNA on them to confirm it's REALLLY MY pubic hair.
. . .Maybe the scarcity argument for bitcoin is a bit overrated or nonsense? . . .Lots of things are scarce. . .