ReHacked #180: Queen Elizabeth II and other news

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ReHacked #180: Queen Elizabeth II and other news
Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

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Announcement of the death of The Queen | The Royal Family #promemoria

Finland will be self-sufficient in electricity within a year or two, says minister | News | Yle Uutiset #energy #security #geopolitics

Finland will be self-sufficient in electricity within a year or two, predicts Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Cen).

Interviewed on the Yle current-affairs programme Ykkösaamu on Saturday, Lintilä said that this is due to investments in domestic electricity production.

Finland has diversified its energy palette in a planned manner, he said.

If the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor works as planned after the turn of the year, Finland will take a step towards electricity self-sufficiency. The long-delayed unit is undergoing test runs, and could reach full capacity in December.

'We don’t have enough' lithium globally to meet EV targets, mining CEO says #economy

Climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act put the U.S. back on track toward significant emissions reductions, potentially reducing greenhouse gas output by 40% of 2005 levels.

But one miner warned that when it comes to the transportation sector, domestic resources for lithium, the most critical mineral used for electric vehicle production, may not be sufficient enough to meet some of the most ambitious targets. The Biden administration, for instance, aims to slash the sale of gas-powered vehicles to 50% of all new purchases by 2030.

“Yes, we’ll [eventually] have enough, but not by that time,” Keith Phillips, CEO of Piedmont Lithium (PLL), said in an interview with Yahoo Finance Live (video above). “There’s going to be a real crunch to get the material. We don’t have enough in the world to turn that much [lithium] production in the world by 2035."

The EU’s AI Act could have a chilling effect on open source efforts, experts warn | TechCrunch #ai

Proposed EU rules could limit the type of research that produces cutting-edge AI tools like GPT-3, experts warn in a new study.

The nonpartisan think tank Brookings this week published a piece decrying the bloc’s regulation of open source AI, arguing it would create legal liability for general-purpose AI systems while simultaneously undermining their development. Under the EU’s draft AI Act, open source developers would have to adhere to guidelines for risk management, data governance, technical documentation and transparency, as well as standards of accuracy and cybersecurity.

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Korean nuclear fusion reactor achieves 100 million°C for 30 seconds #technology #engineering

A nuclear fusion reaction has lasted for 30 seconds at temperatures in excess of 100 million°C. While the duration and temperature alone aren’t records, the simultaneous achievement of heat and stability brings us a step closer to a viable fusion reactor – as long as the technique used can be scaled up.

Rice Boy #anime #art

Vattu has been nominated for an IGNATZ AWARD, the big independent comics award given out at the Small Press Expo in DC every year.

NASA Selects SiFive and Makes RISC-V the Go-to Ecosystem for Future Space Missions - SiFive #space #technology #hardware

SiFive, Inc., the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, today announced it has been selected by NASA to provide the core CPU for NASA’s next generation High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) processor. HPSC is expected to be used in virtually every future space mission, from planetary exploration to lunar and Mars surface missions. HPSC will utilize an 8-core, SiFive® Intelligence™ X280 RISC-V vector core, as well as four additional SiFive RISC-V cores, to deliver 100x the computational capability of today’s space computers. This massive increase in computing performance will help usher in new possibilities for a variety of mission elements such as autonomous rovers, vision processing, space flight, guidance systems, communications, and other applications.

Bystanders in your life - by Petter Haga - Happy Chasing #society

Bystanders in your life
A friend of mine works as a janitor in a prominent business area in Oslo. He once told me he felt invisible at work. Lawyers, bankers, consultants, and other people in suits, walk around ignoring him. They treat him as if he was just air. When they ask him or his colleagues for something, many are not polite. Rather, they’re often demanding in a rude wa…

CERN drafts plans to idle accelerators due to Europe’s energy crunch - SWI #energy #technology

Europe’s energy crisis is threatening to slow fundamental particle physics experiments at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), located near Geneva, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

The Death Of The PCI Express Expansion Card - Kerrick Long’s Blog #hardware

In their infinite wisdom and knowing how useful these PCIe expansions can be for extending the life and usefulness of your computer, case manufacturers have continued to add covers for PCIe slots aplenty. By way of example, Fractal Design’s Define series of PC cases range from the gargantuan Define 7 XL with its 12 slot covers to the tiniest option, Define 7 Nano, which still manages to find room for 3 slot covers. In between you’ll find the Define 7 Mini (4), Define 7 Compact (7), and Define 7 (9). However, motherboard manufacturers have begun to let that potential go to waste. Even though all of the motherboards announced so far for the AM5 platform by five distinct manufacturers are the ultra-high-end X670E variety, not one includes more than four PCIe slots.

Rings of Power: User Reviews Delayed on Amazon - users don’t own the internet anymore #censorship

Starting around the time of the launch of the distaff baseball dramedy “A League of Their Own,” which premiered its full first season on Aug. 12, Amazon Prime Video quietly introduced a new 72-hour delay for all user reviews posted to Prime Video, a representative for the streamer confirmed to Variety. Each critique is then evaluated to determine whether it’s genuine or a forgery created by a bot, troll or other breed of digital goblin.

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