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  • RT @tweetsoutloud: Golden age. You have to pick between space stuff happening at the same time https://t.co/DqfXqo5HNR ->
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  • RT @_ElvishPresley_: Hanging out in Brooklyn, just witnessed a fight take place on the street in which a man was thrown to the ground and w… ->
  • I don't think I've ever actually bought tiger balm, it just appears in our house ->
  • RT @bananawarmer: tumblr: golly, we have a pornbot problem. what a mess!
    *ten actual years pass*
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  • Anyway let's see how tumblr handles everyone exporting their tumblrs and sideblogs ->
  • The weird thing for me is that because I liked Star Trek: Nemesis, one of my sideblogs is a popular Tom Hardy tumblr. in reply to herdivineshadow ->
  • Kind of like that time I put some stuff on youtube, went away for a few years and came back to over 9 million views. in reply to herdivineshadow ->
  • RT @bpal: Them: "What's that lovely fragrance you're wearing?"
    You, an intellectual: "Abolish ICE."
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  • I've basically retreated to Second Life again anyway ->
  • @tambourine I AM SO GLAD in reply to tambourine ->
  • RT @besafesteve: 7.) IT’S GONNA BE OKAY. This happens. It just does. That’s how fandom works. Hang in there, fuck yahoo, and in the meantim… ->

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Tuesday

I am languishing in my sickbed, riddled with plague and reading about all this Tumblr stuff.

Maybe not plague. A cold.

I know that the ringing in my ears is louder when I’m sick, but it’s coupled with the sound of the water moving through the radiators and hot water pipes – a similar sound to the one I hear in my ears – which makes it all worse somehow. No amount of earplug-wearing will help when it’s a noise already in my head.

Coincidentally, I’m also reading about how places like restaurants are really loud. I’m constantly thinking about how loud places are and how it seems like everywhere has gotten louder but can’t really decided whether they really have become louder or I just notice more now that I try to avoid loud noises. Probably both.

Restaurants are so loud because architects don’t design them to be quiet. Much of this shift in design boils down to changing conceptions of what makes a space seem upscale or luxurious, as well as evolving trends in food service. Right now, high-end surfaces connote luxury, such as the slate and wood of restaurants including The Osprey in Brooklyn or Atomix in Manhattan.

This trend is not limited to New York. According to Architectural Digestmid-century modern and minimalism are both here to stay. That means sparse, modern decor; high, exposed ceilings; and almost no soft goods, such as curtains, upholstery, or carpets. These design features are a feast for the eyes, but a nightmare for the ears. No soft goods and tall ceilings mean nothing is absorbing sound energy, and a room full of hard surfaces serves as a big sonic mirror, reflecting sound around the room.The result is a loud space that renders speech unintelligible. Now that it’s so commonplace, the din of a loud restaurant is unavoidable. That’s bad for your health—and worse for the staff who works there. But it also degrades the thing that eating out is meant to culture: a shared social experience that rejuvenates, rather than harms, its participants.

And the Underground is SO loud. I mostly travel on the Northern line when I use the tube and the TRAINS are SO LOUD. If you want to talk to someone, you’d have to shout (on the other hand what are you doing, breaking the unwritten rule of not speaking on the tube). I always wonder about how loud people must have the volume for whatever they are listening to on their headphones. I think about how that kind of volume from headphones on my own ears would probably be worse for my tinnitus than the sound of the trains the music would be drowning out. At least I can wear earplugs on the train.

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Fake Fingerprints

A lot of the technology I have is pretty old. I don’t know that I’ll ever go in for anything that gets unlocked with a fingerprint or my face (partly because these things can change).

And then you get stuff like this: Researchers create ‘master key’ fingerprints that can fool biometric databases

Researchers from New York University have created a set of master fingerprint keys that can be used to spoof biometric identification systems.

While the database of fingerprints used by the researchers had a chance of falsely matching with a random fingerprint one out of 1000 times, the master prints they generated had the power to falsely match one out of five times.

Which, like, great.

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Fake Fingerprints

A lot of the technology I have is pretty old. I don’t know that I’ll ever go in for anything that gets unlocked with a fingerprint or my face (partly because these things can change).

And then you get stuff like this: Researchers create ‘master key’ fingerprints that can fool biometric databases

Researchers from New York University have created a set of master fingerprint keys that can be used to spoof biometric identification systems.

While the database of fingerprints used by the researchers had a chance of falsely matching with a random fingerprint one out of 1000 times, the master prints they generated had the power to falsely match one out of five times.

Which, like, great.

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Tweets for 2018-12-02

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Tweets for 2018-11-30

  • RT @Wheeler: I think it's clear that Chris Evans will no longer play the character in movies, but will in fact continue as Captain America… ->
  • My mum has bought both a halal chicken and a non-halal chicken ->
  • RT @Norsebysw: There's no magic spell that's going to make it all better. Believe me, it's not like I don't know where to look. https://t.c… ->
  • Now I am being tasked with opening all the jars for her ->
  • @Kavey well, the halal chicken because 2 of my cousins will be here for Sunday lunch but I'm not sure why we needed… https://t.co/UQfpwQoyu6 in reply to Kavey ->
  • Now being quizzed on the relationship of grammes to kilogrammes on the weighing scale ->
  • RT @McKelvie: Oh man. https://t.co/Zwjf5yWFjM ->
  • @RockLordsRock I don't think I want to introduce even the idea of that in reply to RockLordsRock ->
  • What if I just…watched Arrival again? ->

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Tweets for 2018-11-26

  • @JamesHunt Probably not, but then I still have my Dad's number in my phone & he's been dead for 10 years. in reply to JamesHunt ->
  • AHHHH MARS ->
  • RT @BadAstronomer: The first image from InSIght! Taken with the dust cover on so lots of schmutz. But you can see the horizon and the flat… ->
  • RT @NASA: 📸 Wish you were here! @NASAInSight sent home its first photo after #MarsLanding:

    InSight’s view is a flat, smooth expanse called… ->

  • Anyway I had to pop to Brent Cross after work and when I got home my mum was already glued to the NASA facebook livestream ->
  • She hasn't realised I installed the NASA app on her tablet ->
  • My mum's all "why aren't you doing that? you like space" and I'm like "yeah but I also know how much work I would have to put in and no" ->

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