Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, featuring links to stories about aircraft, outer space, cars, fake news, cows giving birth, and plenty more at Ordinary Times.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday from Ordinary Times. Happy New Year Everyone!
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
I am so ready for that mythical pleasant Arizona winter.
I’ve got a recycling post I’m working on, but finding time to do it justice is an issue. Until then, here are some recent links.
Move is done, we are settled, so I am back at it!
I’m on vacation this week, so it’s a short set of links.
Science and technology!
Like Techday, but shorter and not as good.
So I recently discovered Steven Universe. I fully recommend it (it’s on Cartoon Network and Hulu). Some people on Tumblr, etc. get a little too into it, but it is quite smart. Don’t let the animation style make you think it isn’t.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the US (or not in the US, but who celebrate it anyway). We are reprising our plan from last year, which is to meet up with some friends at the local Brazilian Steakhouse. My Portuguese is a little rusty, but I’m pretty sure the name of the place translates to “Meat Coma”.
Better pickings this time around. Enjoy folks!
Back from Disneyland. If you find yourself at California Adventure, the ride ‘Soaring’ is a treat. And ‘California Screaming’ is a respectable roller coaster.
Pickings were kinda thin these past two weeks, lots of stories that were ho-hum variations on topics discussed before. But there was still some stuff that caught my eye.
The First – Yesterday was Bug’s first day of Kindergarten.
The Anniversary was Saturday, 22 years of marriage. My secret to a happy marriage? I argue with you people instead of my wife. ;-)
Why Finland? Because I got a lot of respect for Finland. Lots of the feel-good social democracy stuff of their neighbors, but still have a tradition of not taking crap from the communists next door. And everyone goes about with a puukko. I catch flak from people who freak out I carry a folding pocket knife everywhere I go.
First day of the official Tech Tuesday!
Tech Tuesday starts in two weeks, not two days ago, as expected, because Will & I have lives.
Just finished a two day Hackathon, and this will be the last Tech Thursday, since we are moving it to Tuesday (where, let’s be honest, it rightfully belongs – Tech Tuesday just reads better).
Release deadline coming up, so light list this week. I also have some other technical posts in the hopper, but I haven’t had time to finish editing them. Hopefully I will next week.
Back from Maui with a fresh set.
I’m in Hawaii on vacation, but I still wanted you all to have something.
Another Thursday, another round of tech links! Enjoy!
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny …”
— Isaac Asimov
‘The most frightening phrase in the Russian language is “That’s odd.”
–Guess the source
More of what Oscar thought was cool in Science.
Another set of tech links. Sorry for the light commentary, busy week at work…
Like Tech Tuesday, except I’ve been busy. More Tech News, More Tech Commentary, More Geeking Out in the Comments.