ReHacked #5x12 (60): Chinese Mars rover video footage, lab-grown burgers, Right Wing ban and unban on YT and more

Open-source UK tech company cites copyright issues, rising costs and prospect of more influence in EU

ReHacked #5x12 (60): Chinese Mars rover video footage, lab-grown burgers, Right Wing ban and unban on YT and more
Aristarchus wins an invitation to Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ Apotheosis of Homer, 1827 (Louvre Museum, Paris, France).

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World's first lab-grown meat facility pumps out 5,000 burgers per day #technology

Israel is now home to the world’s first lab-grown meat production facility, a plant that is able to produce the equivalent of up to 5,000 burgers every single day. Called Future Meat Technologies, the company has ushered in the era of industrial-tier cultured meat production — and it’s already eyeing a big expansion into the US.

China releases videos of its Zhurong Mars rover #space #technology #engineering

China's space agency has released video of its Zhurong rover trundling across the surface of Mars.

The pictures were acquired by a wireless camera that the robot had placed on the ground.

The new media release also includes sequences from Zhurong's landing in May, showing the deployment of its parachute system and the moment of touchdown.

The six-wheeled robot is investigating a region known as Utopia Planitia.

YouTube Bans and Then Unbans Right Wing Watch, a Media Watchdog Devoted to Exposing Right-Wing Conspiracies #internet #censorship

After left-wing media watchdog Right Wing Watch had been informed that its channel had been permanently suspended from YouTube on Monday morning, the online video platform reversed course hours later and reinstated the channel.

“Right Wing Watch’s YouTube channel was mistakenly suspended, but upon further review, has now been reinstated,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Daily Beast on Monday afternoon. The social-media site also suggested that the issue was a mistake due to high volume of content and that they attempted to move quickly to undo the ban.

Mexican billionaire Salinas says his banking business may embrace bitcoin #blockchain

Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego said on Sunday his banking business may begin using bitcoin, becoming the country's first bank to start accepting the cryptocurrency.

Salinas, who is ranked as Mexico's third richest man with a family fortune estimated at $15.8 billion by Forbes, is the owner of the large Banco Azteca banking business.

Salinas last year said he had about 10% of his liquid portfolio invested in bitcoin. On Sunday, he said all investors should study cryptocurrency and their future.

Irish police to be given powers over passwords #privacy

Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords for electronic devices when carrying out a search warrant under new legislation.

The change is part of the Garda Síochána Bill published by Irish Justice Minister Heather Humphreys on Monday.

Gardaí will also be required to make a written record of a stop and search.

This will enable data to be collected so the effectiveness and use of the powers can be assessed.

Special measures will be introduced for suspects who are children and suspects who may have impaired capacity.

Myths in Cycling (1): Wider Tires Are Slower #engineering

For almost a century, cyclists ‘knew’ that narrower tires roll faster. Some people realized that in theory, wider tires are faster due to their shorter contact patch, which deforms less as they roll. But the thinking was that in practice, the lower pressure at which wider tires must run limited their performance. If you wanted to go fast, you chose narrow tires.

Did you know that you can 100% legally get & run WordPerfect for free? #software

WordPerfect was not, originally, a DOS or a PC program. It was originally developed for a Data General minicomputer, and only later ported to the PC. In its heyday, it also ran on classic MacOS, the Amiga, the Atari ST and more. I recall installing a text-only native Unix version on SCO Xenix 386 for a customer. In theory, this could run on Linux using iBCS2 compatibility.

When Mac OS X loomed on the horizon, WordPerfect Corporation discontinued the Mac version – but when they did so, they made the last ever release, 3.5e, freeware.

Ancient Greek Accents in Ten Rules #culture #science

Unlike languges such as English, Hungarian or Latin, which have a stress accent that raises the volume and emphasis on particular syllables, Ancient Greek modulated not its stress but its tonal pitch: as in Punjabi or Mandarin Chinese, the voice was raised and lowered on particular syllables. Changes in pitch could change meaning: the word for “houses” was οἶκοι, with a rise and fall in pitch on the first syllable; but if you only raised the pitch on that first syllable – οἴκοι – you instead expressed the sense “at home”.

GitHub Copilot · Your AI pair programmer #software

With GitHub Copilot, get suggestions for whole lines or entire functions right inside your editor.

Exclusive: New LinkedIn Data Leak Leaves 700 Million Users Exposed #privacy #security

Data from 700 million LinkedIn users has been put up for sale online, making this one of the largest LinkedIn data leaks to date. After analyzing the data and making contact with the seller, we have updated this article with more information, including how the data was obtained and the possible impact on LinkedIn users. We have also updated the post with LinkedIn’s response.

Many people trust LinkedIn with all sorts of private data, hoping and trusting that the information remains in safe hands. But is this trust warranted? So far in 2021, we have already seen two separate incidents where bad actors have exploited the professional networking platform to harvest vast amounts of user data.

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines induce persistent human germinal centre responses #health

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) messenger RNA (mRNA)-based vaccines are ~95% effective in preventing coronavirus disease 20191–5. The dynamics of antibody secreting plasmablasts (PBs) and germinal centre (GC) B cells induced by these vaccines in humans remain unclear. We examined antigen-specific B cell responses in peripheral blood (n=41) and draining lymph nodes (LNs) in 14 individuals who received two doses of BNT162b2, an mRNA-based vaccine encoding full-length SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) gene.

OpenStreetMap looks to relocate to EU due to Brexit limitations #software #copyrights

OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia-for-maps organisation that seeks to create a free and open-source map of the globe, is considering relocating to the EU, almost 20 years after it was founded in the UK by the British entrepreneur Steve Coast.

OpenStreetMap Foundation, which was formally registered in 2006, two years after the project began, is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Following Brexit, the organisation says the lack of agreement between the UK and EU could render its continued operation in Britain untenable.

Space Tourism Posters #space #fun

A creative team of visual strategists at JPL, known as "The Studio," created the poster series, which is titled "Visions of the Future." Nine artists, designers, and illustrators were involved in designing the 14 posters, which are the result of many brainstorming sessions with JPL scientists, engineers, and expert communicators. Each poster went through a number of concepts and revisions, and each was made better with feedback from the JPL experts.

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