Approach to Scanning Historic Glass Plates Yields an Astronomical Surprise. Technical details at
Precise Photometric Measurements from a 1903 Photographic Plate Using a Commercial Scanner.
Professional astrophotography used to be done on emulsion-coasted glass places. That was how astromical discoveries were made for nearly a
More than an estimated 2.4 million glass plates are out there in collections in North America alone. These were taken starting in
the 1890s right up until the 1970s, when CCD (Charged Couple Device) detectors started to come online for astronomy. Of these, only an
estimated 400,000 plates have been digitized to research quality
The team in this article has found a much cheaper way to proceed with this process, using
Confession: I got through a 41 year career in IT, mostly in banking and government, without ever compiling
or running a COBOL program. I recently saw
A very short introduction to COBOL, which describes how to install COBOL
on a Mac and how to compile and run a very simple COBOL program. So I tried this on Ubuntu Linux 20.04.
Irish Class, February 1, 2016
Rang Gaeilge, 1ú lá mí Feabhra 2016
|Cuireann duine snaidhm lena theanga nach bhfuasclóidh a fhiacla.
||A person ties a knot with his tongue that his teeth cannot loosen.
||He gets married.
|Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach.
||Better luck next time.
||“Power will have another day” [“Power” is not anyone in particular]
|an rud nach binn le duine ní chluineann sé é.
||The thing that is not sweet [to the ear] is not heard.
The link between atmospheric CO2 and rising global temperatures cannot be dismissed as a case of “correlation and causality.” Continue reading
Found on a shelf in my garage:
Picture behind cut
…Which Has Achieved AI.
“….from the nightmares I have every time I get a new computer and my old one just gets set aside ‘in case I need it later.'”