ReHacked #9: what you can find on page 921 of Brexit agreement and lots of space news

ReHacked #9: what you can find on page 921 of Brexit agreement and lots of space news
Sample catcher chamber A. Credit:JAXA

Happy new 2021 everyone! Despite the holiday season, various news is abundant.

The idea that speaking out loud and thinking are closely related isn’t new. It emerged in Ancient Greece and Rome, in the work of such great orators as Marcus Tullius Cicero. But perhaps the most intriguing modern development of the idea appeared in the essay ‘On the Gradual Formation of Thoughts During Speech’ (1805) by the German writer Heinrich von Kleist. Here, Kleist describes his habit of using speech as a thinking method, and speculates that if we can’t discover something just by thinking about it, we might discover it in the process of free speech. He writes that we usually hold an abstract beginning of a thought, but active speech helps to turn the obscure thought into a whole idea. It’s not thought that produces speech but, rather, speech is a creative process that in turn generates thought. Just as ‘appetite comes with eating’, Kleist argues, ‘ideas come with speaking’.


Rock samples from Ryugu asteroid. #space

Fujifilm has announced that it has set a new world record by creating a magnetic storage tape that can store a staggering 580 terabytes of data.  #technology

A ten-year longitudinal study published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking on a group in early adolescence from as young as ten years old, investigated how playing violent video games at an early age would translate into adulthood behavior (23 years of age). Titled "Growing Up with Grand Theft Auto: A 10-Year Study of Longitudinal Growth of Violent Video Game Play in Adolescents" the study found no correlation between growing up playing video games and increased levels of aggression ten years later.  [source] #psychology

CS textbooks in a variety of areas that are freely available online  #learning #programming

A Japanese company and Kyoto University have joined forces to develop what they hope will be the world's first satellites made out of wood by 2023 to cut the space junk. #space #science

References to decades-old computer software are included in the new Brexit agreement, including a description of Netscape Communicator and Mozilla Mail as being "modern" services.

The references are on page 921 of the trade deal, in a section on encryption technology. #politics #brexit

Hackers knocked out one of Germany's biggest news organizations - Funke News Group - over the Christmas holiday. Such criminal attacks, which often come with ransom demands, have become a lucrative business model. #security

OTT Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd., completed its maiden passenger flight on Monday with a Chinese-made ARJ21 as part of its plan to utilize domestically built planes, bolstering the nation’s main commercial aircraft-maker as it seeks to challenge international behemoths such as Airbus SE and Boeing Co.  #engineering #aviation

Neurocognitive studies by researchers at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) show that headlines with emotional content influence our judgments about other people even when we consider the media source to be untrustworthy  #psychology

Was the virus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)  developed during research and was released by accident? RootClaim says it’s 81% probability. #science

Mile-Long Wooden Xylophone Plays Bach in Japanese Forest #culture

The more overprotective their parents, the less the teens were perceived as having leadership potential by others, and the less likely they were to actually be in leadership roles #psychology

How to overcome Phone Addiction [Solutions + Research] #psychology #health

Have a great new 2021!!!

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