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When an organization as ultra-conservative as the UCI says "calm the fuck down, tools", you know you're wrong.

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// Imagine you are a machine.

>At the Enigma security conference, a University of Washington researcher described an experiment that demonstrated how a simple video game could be used to covertly harvest neural responses to periodically displayed subliminal images. While her game, dubbed Flappy Whale, measured subjects' reactions to relatively innocuous things, such as logos of fast food restaurants and cars, she said the same setup could be used to extract much more sensitive information, including a person's religious beliefs, political leanings, medical conditions, and prejudices.

h/t +Daniel Estrada


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Something amazing: we have not only the first detection of Earth-sized planets outside our Solar System, but a detection of seven planets around a single star only 40 light-years away - right next door by astronomical standards. These planets orbit a dim dwarf star named Trappist-1 (after the telescope which discovered it, the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope in Chile), and by happy chance, are angled in a good way for us to study them. Even better, one of them is in the star's "Goldilocks Zone" - at the right sort of temperature to support things like liquid water and an atmosphere.

Once I have time to read the paper itself, I may be able to follow up with some more information about the worlds themselves! 

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ISIS has been destroyed, y'all. Looks like trump was right all along.
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I ran tonight, and it was actually enjoyable. What the shit?

Wore some new N3 (thickest cushion) Pearl shoes and run tights. My hip was only barely hurting at 4ish miles, and my knee didn't really get any worse than it already was.

Workout was 800s on "5 seconds less than your 5k pace". Yeah right. Like could even measure that if I knew it. So I ran the intervals at a 'pushing myself slightly' pace.

#bikeshop

"I was updating the firmware on my 6770 Di2 system (like 6 years old), but it was taking forever, so I unplugged it and tried again, and now the interface won't recognize the left shifter at all! What do you mean 'it's completely fucked, then'?!?! Stupid shitty Shimano!!!"

Seriously. It's 2017. Who in the actual FUCK would think it was OK to pull the plug on something during an update? Who would think the resultant bricking was anyone's fault but their own? Jesus fucking Christ!

#bikeshop

I forgot the biggest disappointment from last night. WEEKS ago dudebro said he needed a new wheel, but we had to order it, and he only visited Columbus occasionally, so he would need it replaced while he waited. OK. Made him fully aware if he destroyed a wheel, there were likely other things wrong with the bike as well. "Oh I didn't do this. A local mechanic told me the heat treat on the rim was bad." Sure, buddy. Whatever.

So dudebro arrives with every spoke pulling thru his rim. Thomas throws a chain gauge on to find it was not only admitted, but it slipped in with about 3/8" to spare! Cassette and chainring destroyed, of course, and we didn't have a 50t Sora chainring. Dude left in a super pissy mood.

At least we'll be able to sell a 622x130 wheel for $70 to someone else.

The disappointing part is I was busy with my own repairs, and didn't snap a picture of that FUCKING CHAIN!
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