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Next Mercury in retrograde Oct 31 through Nov 20


Several days coinciding with Samhain (Halloween/All Saints Day) and Dia de los Muertos
Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Oct 1, 2019, 06:36 PM (9 replies)

Schwab Announces Zero-Fee Stock Trades; Schwab Dives; TD Ameritrade, E-Trade Crash


Really? Handing out "free play" at the casino - better the mattress and/or the bulk pantry-stable grocery store.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:48 PM (3 replies)

More regarding Equadorian data breach


System analysis warns of more Ecuadorian Data Leakage
Posted On 25 Sep 2019

To the exposed data of millions of Ecuadorians – among them information from the Civil Registry – it appears that more data has been leaked. This is stated by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, data analysts who led the vpnMentor Team that announced the original leak, on September 16.

The dawn of this Tuesday, September 24, Rotem wrote on his Twitter account that “the serious leak of information that we revealed two weeks ago is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Sep 27, 2019, 04:01 PM (1 replies)

Now this? - In defense of/or better assault targeting accessories

on their way to avoid haphazard sprays via a secondary lens. Maybe we should all get new glasses and a smartPhone app, LOL!

https://www.labroots.com/trending/technology/15613/artificial-compound-eye-improves-3d-object-tracking w/video @ link

Artificial Compound Eye Improves 3D Object Tracking

Flies are fast-reacting creatures and can sense movement quickly. Researchers have now used flies as their inspiration by developing an aThe development can be used with a camera for applications like the creation of 3D location systems for robots, self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles. "Imitating the vision system of insects has led us to believe that they might detect the trajectory of an object based on the light intensity coming from that object rather than using precise images like human vision," said Le Song, a member of the research team from Tianjin University in China. "This motion-detection method requires less information, allowing the insect to quickly react to a threat." [snip]

"This uniform light receiving ability of our bio-inspired compound eye is more similar to biological compound eyes and better imitates the biological mechanism than previous attempts at replicating a compound eye," explained Song.rtificial insect inspired compound eye that can sense a moving object and its trajectory with an astonishing speed. [snip]
Posted by Backseat Driver | Sun Sep 15, 2019, 03:17 PM (2 replies)

Can the World Find Solutions to the Nitrogen Pollution Crisis?

Just like having a carbon footprint, the world needs to consider excess nitrogen.

Norman Borlaug won a Nobel Peace prize for his work in increasing the yields of grains to feed hungry populations but with the use of increasing amounts of fertilizers. Now, as the climate change clock nears doomsday, his methods and hybridizations, the "green revolution" are being seen as a short-term resolution of problematic hungry populations.


"The world is using nitrogen fertilizer less and less efficiently. A greater proportion than ever before is washing into rivers and oceans. An environmental catastrophe looms, nitrogen scientists say, and the world urgently needs to develop strategies to prevent it.

Post-war physicists fearing nuclear apocalypse came up with the Doomsday Clock. In the 1980s, biologists contemplating ecological meltdown began talking about “biodiversity” loss as a way to tag and measure the crisis. Soon after, climate scientists recast concern over global warming with a warning that within a century it would lead to temperatures greater than any in human history.

Now, it is nitrogen’s turn. [snip]

Posted by Backseat Driver | Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:21 AM (0 replies)
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