ReHacked #178: Why No Roman Industrial Revolution?, Orcas Are Breaking Rudders Off Boats in Europe, AI generated pr0n and more

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ReHacked #178: Why No Roman Industrial Revolution?, Orcas Are Breaking Rudders Off Boats in Europe, AI generated pr0n and more
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Artemis I Map | NASA #technology #space

Artemis I will be the first integrated flight test of NASA’s deep space exploration system: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration, and demonstrate our commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. During this flight, the uncrewed Orion spacecraft will launch on the most powerful rocket in the world and travel thousands of miles beyond the Moon, farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown, over the course of about a three-week mission.

Thread by @kamilkazani on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App #history #lingustics #culture #politics

Interesting dialogue between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan presidents. They don't conversate in Russian, but in their native tongues. Both languages are Turkic, but belong to different language sub-groups: Azeri is Oghuz, Kazakh is Kipchak. Therefore, pronunciation is very different

Collections: Why No Roman Industrial Revolution? – A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry #history

However, unlike farming which developed independently in many places at different times, the industrial revolution happened largely in one place, once and then spread out from there, largely because the world of the 1700s AD was much more interconnected than the world of c. 12,000BP (‘before present,’ a marker we sometimes use for the very deep past). Consequently while we have many examples of the emergence of farming and from there the development of complex agrarian economies, we really only have one ‘pristine’ example of an industrial revolution. It’s possible that it could have occurred with different technologies and resources, though I have to admit I haven’t seen a plausible alternative development that doesn’t just take the same technologies and systems and put them somewhere else.

Ghana Bans A Delta Boeing 767 (Yes, Just One) - One Mile at a Time #aviation #safety

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has just banned the Delta Boeing 767-300 involved in the above incident from operating flights to Ghana. According to a statement from the GCAA:

“With immediate effect, Delta Air Lines is being advised not to dispatch the B767-332 with registration number N195DN for flights to Accra.”

Authorities in Ghana thinks that Delta hasn’t done enough to investigate what’s wrong with the aircraft, so the country doesn’t want this Boeing 767 flying to Accra anymore.

But here’s the kicker — the nail in the coffin for this plane was “the events” of August 13, 2022. This exact same Boeing 767 had once again been dispatched to Accra. As the GCAA described it, while operating from New York to Accra, the plane “was forced to return to gate due to a technical problem.” It’s stated that “a team of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) inspectors were tasked to conduct an investigation or the circumstances surrounding this occurrence.”

Orcas Are Breaking Rudders Off Boats in Europe | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine #nature #economy

Last month, five people had to be rescued after a pod of orcas attacked and sank their sailboat off the coast of Portugal. As the boat took on water, they deployed a life raft and were picked up by a nearby fishing vessel, writes Raffaella Ciccarelli for 9News.

Such an encounter would have been almost unheard of more than a few years ago, but since 2020, marine experts have been noticing these odd human-orca interactions along the coasts of Portugal and Spain. The animals have started approaching sailboats, sometimes striking the rudders and even breaking them off.

Study first to link weed killer Roundup to convulsions in animals #health

A recent report by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found more than 80 percent of urine samples from children and adults in the U.S. contained the herbicide glyphosate. A study by Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University takes this research one step further and is the first to link the use of the herbicide Roundup, a widely used weed killer, to convulsions in animals.

Glyphosate, the weed killer component in Roundup, is the world's most commonly used herbicide by volume and by land-area treated. Glyphosate-resistant crops account for almost 80 percent of transgenic crop cultivated land, which has resulted in an estimated 6.1 billion kilos of glyphosate sprayed across the world from 2005 to 2014. Roundup is used at both industrial and consumer levels, and its use is projected to dramatically increase over the coming years. A major question, yet to be fully understood, is the potential impact of glyphosate on the nervous system.

“10% error rate is okay“ - Leaked EU Commission document regarding Chat Control, the law that requires the mass surveillance of messages and photos : privacy #privacy

Germany had asked the EU whether there should be a requirement for reporting hits (i.e. 99.9% hit probability). However, the commission "did not make such a numerical determination in order to ensure openness to technology and progress." 
Currently the software has a 90% hit probability (out of 1 million photos 100.000 are falsely reported). 

AI generated porn #ai #nsfw

YouTube disrupted in Pakistan as former PM Khan streams speech - NetBlocks #internet

Real-time network data show the disruption in effect on some but not all mobile and fixed-line internet providers in Pakistan during the live-streamed speech. Access was restored after the speech concluded. The study is taken from a sample size of 100 measurements from 14 vantage points across Pakistan.

This class of disruption can be worked around using VPN services, which are able to circumvent government internet censorship measures.

Application submitted for US molten salt research reactor : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News #technology #energy

Abilene Christian University (ACU) has applied to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a construction licence for a molten salt research reactor (MSRR), to be built on its campus in Abilene, Texas, as part of the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) laboratory. ​ACU plans for the MSRR to achieve criticality by December 2025. - open source maps for everyone #software

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