02 Mar 06:12

Totally a Coincidence

by Randal Milholland

Comic for 3-1-2021

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01 Mar 08:07

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01 Mar 07:27

Engineering DevOps With K8s: Leadership Best Practices

by Marc Hornbeek
leadership survey Kubernetes

IT leaders need to update their own skills and practices to successfully lead transformations during the Kubernetes revolution that is currently dominating journeys to well-engineered DevOps solutions. I indicated in my prior article, Engineering DevOps with Kubernetes, that there are lot of benefits for all nine pillars of DevOps. This

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01 Mar 06:12

Comic for 2021.03.01

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
01 Mar 10:02

Comic: Face Time

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Face Time
01 Mar 12:57

Pure nonsense: Debunking the latest attack on renewable energy

by John Timmer
Image of wind turbines.

Enlarge / Miraculously, the video at issue did not accuse wind turbines of causing cancer. (credit: Pictures Alliance / Getty Images)

Our editor-in-chief obviously hates me. That's the only conclusion I could reach after he asked me to watch an abysmal attack video targeting renewable energy—a video produced by a notorious source of right-wing misinformation.

But despite its bizarre mishmash of irrelevancies and misdirection, the video has been widely shared on social media. Perhaps you've seen it, or maybe you just to want to be ready when a family member brings it up in an argument. What, if anything, is true in this farrago of bad faith?

Yes, it’s awful

The video is hosted by "Prager University." My only previous exposure to the organization's videos had been this excellent one on the Confederacy by Colonel Ty Seidule, a professor of History at West Point who has since been placed on the Pentagon commission that will examine bases named after Confederate generals. Seemed legit!

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02 Mar 00:33

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03 Mar 17:16

[ASAP] Nickel-Catalyzed Reversible Functional Group Metathesis between Aryl Nitriles and Aryl Thioethers

by Tristan Delcaillau, Philip Boehm, and Bill Morandi

TOC Graphic

Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c00529
01 Mar 19:08

Communism Store

by Corey Mohler
Description: a supermarket called "Communism Store: fetish free commodities"

Marx: "Hi! Welcome to the Communism Store, what do you need?"
Rich customer in a top hat: "How much do oranges cost?"

Marx: "How much do they cost?"

Marx: "They cost the labor of the workers who planted the seeds and harvested the fruit!"

Marx: "They cost the time and energy of those who drove the trucks and stocked the shelves!"

Marx: "Here at the communism store we do not fetishize our commodities by imbuing them with the mystical property of price, which masks the human relations in the exchange of labor."

Marx: "In a true marketplace, commodities are exchanged by human beings for their use by other human beings, labor for labor. But Capitalism has distorted this market, and produces commodities purely for profit."

Marx: "The true labor relations are obscured and commodities are taken to only having value in exchange, rather than their real use."

Customer: "Right...but how much does it actually...cost?"
Marx: "Well, this is a communism store, so everything is free."

Customer: "Really....everything?"
Marx: "Yep."

Marx: "In that case I'll take everything, including the store itself."
Marx: "Uh...well..."

Customer: "Now get off my property before i call the cops!"

Description: Marx gets roughly kicked out, they repaint the sign to say: "Capitalism store: fetishized commodities"

Marx: "Hey, stop that! Stop doing capitalism!"
Marx: "Damn you, bourgeoisie!"
02 Mar 02:16

Spontaneous interface engineering for dopant-free poly (3-hexylthiophene) perovskite solar cells with efficiency over 24 %

Energy Environ. Sci., 2021, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/D0EE03312J, Paper
Min Ju Jeong, Kyung Mun Yeom, Se Jin Kim, Eui Hyuk Jung, Jun Hong Noh
Halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have recently shown a leap forward in performance by reducing the recombination loss at the interface between the perovskite and hole-transporting layers through surface treatment....
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01 Mar 10:13

Chapter 79: Page 38

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03 Mar 08:31

Girl Genius for Wednesday, March 03, 2021

The Girl Genius comic for Wednesday, March 03, 2021 has been posted.
01 Mar 08:08

Comic: Face Time

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Face Time
02 Mar 10:44

Imine as a linchpin approach for meta-C–H functionalization

by Sukdev Bag

Nature Communications, Published online: 02 March 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21633-2

Site-selective C–H functionalization still faces some challenges, such as the introduction and removal of an appropriate directing group. Here, the authors introduce a temporary directing group for selective meta-C–H functionalization of 2-arylbenzaldehydes via reversible imine formation.
01 Mar 18:23

John Cleese's Favorite Sketch, The Bookshop

by Gareth Branwyn

If you've ever wondered what John Cleese's favorite comedy sketch that he was involved with, it's this one, co-starring the great Marty Feldman.

It's somewhat surprising that Cleese's favorite is not from Monty Python, but rather, the At Last The 1948 Show. — Read the rest

03 Mar 08:02

Comic: As A Treat

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: As A Treat
01 Mar 23:17

Trump’s is one of 15,000 Gab accounts that just got hacked

by Dan Goodin
Promotional image for social media site Gab says

Enlarge (credit: Gab.com)

The founder of the far-right social media platform Gab said that the private account of former President Donald Trump was among the data stolen and publicly released by hackers who recently breached the site.

In a statement on Sunday, founder Andrew Torba used a transphobic slur to refer to Emma Best, the co-founder of Distributed Denial of Secrets. The statement confirmed claims the WikiLeaks-style group made on Monday that it obtained 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more from Gab and was making them available to select researchers and journalists. The data, Best said, was provided by an unidentified hacker who breached Gab by exploiting a SQL-injection vulnerability in its code.

"My account and Trump's account were compromised, of course as Trump is about to go on stage and speak," Torba wrote on Sunday as Trump was about to speak at the CPAC conference in Florida. "The entire company is all hands investigating what happened and working to trace and patch the problem."

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03 Mar 09:08

Chapter 79: Page 39

We're following Dragon Ball rules for clothes.
01 Mar 20:25

Period-Specific Cartoon Homages to Wandavision

by Jason Kottke

Art director Riana McKeith is watching Wandavision, each episode of which takes place in a different time period from the 50s to the present day. As a loving homage, she’s illustrating scenes from the show in the style of cartoons from each time period. Here’s the first episode, which takes place in the 50s a la I Love Lucy or Leave It to Beaver:

Wandavision cartoon

I don’t know enough about 50s cartoons to do more than guess at the inspiration of that one (Hanna Barbera? Looney Tunes?) but her 60s scene is obviously inspired by The Jetsons and The Flintstones:

Wandavision cartoon

My kids and I are obsessed with Wandavision — it’s a big ol’ love letter to television — and this project is the perfect complement to the show.

Tags: animation   Avengers   remix   Riana McKeith   TV   Wandavision
01 Mar 22:02

Out-of-tune CPAC National Anthem fixed by a piano accompaniment in many keys

by Carla Sinclair

After the CPAC singer murdered the National Anthem, pianist Brandon Ethridge brought the dead back to life by accompanying the song in the key of F, F#, G, and G –. Now it actually sounds pretty good!

02 Mar 20:07

“Locked” for 300 years: Virtual unfolding has now revealed this letter’s secrets

by Jennifer Ouellette

In 1697, a man named Jacques Sennacque wrote a letter to his cousin, a French merchant named Pierre Le Pers, requesting a certified death certificate for another man named Daniel Le Pers (presumably also a relation). Sennacque sealed the letter with an intricate folding method known as "letterlocking," a type of physical cryptography, to safeguard the contents from prying eyes. That letter was never delivered or opened. More than 300 years later, researchers have virtually "unlocked" the letter to reveal its contents for the first time, right down to the watermark in the shape of a bird. They described their results in a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications.

Co-author Jana Dambrogio, a conservator at MIT Libraries, coined the term "letterlocking" after discovering such letters while a fellow at the Vatican Secret Archives in 2000. The Vatican letters dated back to the 15th and 16th centuries, and they featured strange slits and corners that had been sliced off. Dambrogio realized that the letters had originally been folded in an ingenious manner, essentially "locked" by inserting a slice of the paper into a slit, then sealing it with wax. It would not have been possible to open the letter without ripping that slice of paper—evidence that the letter had been tampered with.

Dambrogio has been studying the practice of letterlocking ever since, often creating her own models to showcase different techniques. The practice dates back to the 13th century—at least in Western history—and there are many different folding and locking techniques that emerged over the centuries. Queen Elizabeth I, Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, and Marie Antoinette are among the famous personages known to have employed letterlocking for their correspondence.

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02 Mar 08:04

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02 Mar 16:33

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Colossus

by tech@thehiveworks.com

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Weinersmith was a pioneer in the field of body hair silhouettes.

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03 Mar 08:11

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03 Mar 02:23

Comic for 2021.03.02

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