NASA's Perseverance Mars rover begins key journey to find life
Nasa's Perseverance rover has reached a big moment in its mission to find evidence of life on Mars.
The robot will begin to climb up an ancient delta feature in the crater where it landed, stopping to examine rocks that could possibly retain evidence of life.
On its way back down, Perseverance will collect some of these rocks, placing the samples at the base of the delta to be retrieved by later missions.
The goal is to bring this material back to Earth in the 2030s for detailed inspection.
The BBC’s Science editor Rebecca Morelle reports.
Despite the fact that I have no fucking clue how to use SolidWorks, I managed to finagle the online trial into exporting an 80 pin card edge connector model that at least resembles the one I want to use.
Now, I'm not sure *anyone* will want to pay what an 8-slot backplane would cost, so I'll also be doing a 4-slot version, which is enough room for the CPU, RAM/ROM, and Freya GPU cards, plus one extra for the user. Could probably do a 6-slot version too.
The RAM/ROM card will be offered in customizable capacities, from 512KB up to 8MB RAM, and 512KB up to 4MB of Flash ROM.
Closing tabs 2: Mermaid, a Markdown-like diagramming application https://github.com/mermaid-js/mermaid
People say it's different here, but what if "here" is your metaphorical Mosaic, and pretty soon you've got your Netscape, and then your IE. There is a weird part of me that wants this to play out, because late in the IE game there was Web 2.0, and gosh darn it would I love to work with stripey gradients, picturesque icons, stack -free tech, and fixed widths again, if just for a while. Oh and I guess in Mastodon. Metaphorically.
Call Apogee say.... SNAPPITY? 🤔
The "Snappity" variant of the Call Apogee sign only appears in the shareware version 1.1 (either entire package, or patched from shareware 1.0). In later versions, including original registered release 1.1, it's changed into the more famous Aardwolf one. Until its removal in v1.4
@misty Also, unlike birdsite: DMs go to ~everyone~ mentioned, even in the body, not just the list of users at the start of your toot. So if you want to complain about @firstname.lastname@example.org, don’t mention them in full or they’ll get a copy too.
Since there’s a lot of new people trying out Mastodon, something to be cautious about: your DMs can be read by admins of your instance and the instance of the recipient, and when your toots cross an instance boundary, it’s possible for your private toots to get boosted. Some of the privacy guards in place on platforms you’ve used before don’t work the same here.
i treat retro computers like embedded platforms
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!