Thursday, July 18, 2024

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Gene Editing Update

"A 'Word Processor' for Genes -- Scientists Unveil Fundamentally New Mechanism for Biological Programming". (Via H.R.)

Loneliest Man

"A Man Apart: Is Jimmy Sabatino America's Loneliest Prisoner?"

Sabatino may be the most locked-down, buried-in-oblivion prisoner in the entire federal system. The “special measures” in his case are special indeed. He is prohibited from communicating with anyone on the entire planet, inside or outside of prison, except for two people: his 75-year-old stepmother, with whom he can have fifteen-minute monitored phone conversations twice a month, and his attorney. That’s an even more limited circle of approved contacts than El Chapo is allowed. Such measures are deemed necessary because Sabatino has demonstrated an amazing talent for engineering multi-million-dollar scams even from the confines of prison.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Light Posting Notice

Admin note: Due to external obligations, posting may be lighter than usual the next week or two.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Freezing Water

"The Enduring Mystery of How Water Freezes"

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Monday, June 17, 2024

Monitoring Remote Workers

Ars Technica: "'Simulation of keyboard activity' leads to firing of Wells Fargo employees".

A modern "cat-and-mouse" tech game, where remote employees use mouse-movement simulators to pretend they are working and supervisors try to identify employee fraud.

Apple Watch For Veterinary Use

Veterinarian Dr. Chloe Buiting explains: "The Apple Watch can measure a lions heart rate if you strap it to the tongue". (Via H.R.)