Archive for July 2019

How to Spot Pseudoscience on the Internet – Hackster Blog There are many companies that make up some bogus pseudo scientific claims to sell products. This article gives an example about a company selling expensive stickers as solution for people afraid of the irrational “dangers of electromagnetic radiation”. The article lists the hallmarks of pseudo-scientific products for you to become a more savvy consumer.

Electrical Shock Hazards & Its Effects on Human Body – ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY When working with or nearby electrical installations an electrical shock, arc flash or arc blast can occur and a current can go through the body, due to the following situations: Direct contact with live parts of the installation (exposure to live parts) Contact with parts that normally are not live, but as a consequence

Electrical power in Greece

In Greece the standard mains power voltage is 230 V and frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. This is same that are used in Finland, so I did not need any traver adapters (that often have questionable safety). This is interesting wiring at hotel – proper

150th anniversary of the first transatlantic subsea cable 150 years ago a single cable forever changed the way the world communicated, as the first successful transatlantic subsea cable, able to send and receive telegraphed information, solidified a link between the old world and the new for the first time.

Friday Fun: Miracle Teenager Survives On His Own For Almost 6 Hours With No Wi-Fi – Waterford Whispers News IN what has been hailed as ‘a miracle’, one Waterford teenager has reportedly survived in his home with no connection to the internet for almost 6 whole hours.

Arduino from the Command Line: Break Free from the GUI with Git and Vim! | Linux Journal Love Arduino but hate the GUI? Try arduino-cli. This article explores a new tool released by the Arduino team that can free you from the existing Java-based Arduino graphical user interface. There have been a couple attempts to break out Arduino to the command line, but most failed to get wide support. However, now

Data breaches are becoming expensive

It seems that summer 2019 is when data breaches start to finally cost some real money to companies with bad security practices on both sides of Atlantic ocean: FTC hits Equifax with fine of up to $700M for 2017 data breach Marriott to face $123 million fine by UK authorities over data breach

Object-Oriented Programming  —  The Trillion Dollar Disaster OOP is considered by many to be the crown jewel of computer science. The ultimate solution to code organization. The end to all our problems. This article argued that in many cases it is far from it. IT was supposed to improve code organization, but the bitter truth according to this article is that

Apollo 11 celebration week

This week seems to have many news related to 50 years of Apollo 11 spaceflight. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Moon is not just history. Today, a new rush of enthusiasm for lunar exploration has swept up