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Month: May 2020

A 1/48 scale model of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

Falcon Heavy model – Flight 1 Each of the three cores carries a flight computer, parachute deployment system, and thrust vector control assembly. The upper stage flies with thrust vector control as well, and it carries a 3d printed sports car – no Falcon Heavy model would be complete without one. The Falcon Heavy model…

Image Scrubber: tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests

Image Scrubber This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests. It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information. Hit the open button to open a photograph. The program will display the data it is…

Crew Dragon Docks with ISS

by Jeff Foust — May 31, 2020 The Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour docked with the ISS at 10:16 a.m. Eastern May 31. Credit: NASA TV WASHINGTON — A Crew Dragon spacecraft docked with the International Space Station May 31, less than a day after making history as the first human orbital spaceflight from the United…

Xfce switches to GitLab

GitLab is here! Starting today, May 1, we’re switching from our cgit/gitolite setup to GitLab. Our old server, git.xfce.org, is now a ready-only in-sync mirror (so you can still pull code). Our new server is gitlab.xfce.org. (The detailed version of this blog post can be read in my announcement on the Xfce Mailing List.) For…

Basic Intro to Elliptic Curve Cryptography (2019)

Updated – May 31, 2020 This is going to be a basic introduction to elliptic curve cryptography. I will assume most of my audience is here to gain an understanding of why ECC is an effective cryptographic tool and the basics of why it works. My goal is to explain it in a general sense,…

Court rules that barring high IQs for cops is not unconstitutional (2000)

September 8, 2000, 2:32 PM2 min readN E W   L O N D O N,  Conn., Sept. 8, 2000 — A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city. The 2nd U.S.…

This has to stop now. Website which aims to build library of police brutality

Collection of police brutality. This has gone on for too long and can not be allowed to carry on unchecked.There are currently 9 videos of police brutality on this site. That’s 9 too many.WARNING: These videos are very distressing but it is important that they are seen. Minneapolis, United States of America Your browser does…

The rise of React

The World Wide Web of 2020 is a far cry from what it was just five years ago, never mind 20 or more. In the early 2000s, when the first screech of my dial-up modem died down and data began to course through the copper wires of my telephone connection into my desktop PC, I…

K9s – Manage Your Kubernetes Clusters in Style

K9s is a terminal based UI to interact with your Kubernetes clusters. The aim of this project is to make it easier to navigate, observe and manage your deployed applications in the wild. K9s continually watches Kubernetes for changes and offers subsequent commands to interact with your observed resources. Information At Your Finger Tips! Tracks…

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