Hello! I’ve been meaning to move here from mastodon.social for a while, my handle was @drewcassidy. I’m a college student studying electrical engineering at UC Irvine, and I’m interested in spaceflight, hobby electronics, KSP modding, and 3D printing, among other things.
Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 40/S - EVA
there's a print of this painting (along with the whole set) in the UCI MDEA lecture hall!
scientific literacy, pedancy Show more
when people read kWh as "kilowatts per hour" I get a bit upset
kilowatts is kilojoules per second, i.e. energy per unit time. power multiplied by time is energy, not power divided by time. that's a rate of change of power.
like we don't teach people these things until physics in high school which is usually an optional course so people don't end up understanding these units which we use to pay our power bills
The story of how two cosmonauts repaired and saved Salyut 7: https://arstechnica.com/science/2014/09/the-little-known-soviet-mission-to-rescue-a-dead-space-station/
Microsoft demos ElectionGuard technology for securing electronic voting machines.
-new ElectionGuard SDK to be open-sourced on GitHub
-some voting machine vendors have already announced support for it
-uses new in-house-developed homomorphic encryption
TIL about this thing... it’s like someone in the USSR misunderstood the LOR Apollo plans http://www.russianspaceweb.com/19k.html
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