Do you like playing puzzles? Do you like science? Would you like the chance to combine the two?
My PhD student Alice Lynch is doing research into puzzles and hints and is currently running a Binairo Hint Study. If you have half an hour to play some puzzles and contribute to her research, it would be appreciated! 🤩
The study is here: https://puzzlestudies.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/
Feel free to share this link with anyone who you think might enjoy playing puzzles.
Spectacular final view before going behind the Moon and losing signal. Half an hour till expected reappearance.
And here's the same animation but where the camera rotates so that the Moon is fixed: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Animation_of_Artemis_I_around_Earth_-_Frame_rotating_with_Moon.gif
I had some trouble understanding all the different #Artemis flybys and orbits and burns, but this gif from Wikipedia helped me a lot: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Animation_of_Artemis_I_around_Earth.gif
Right now is the first time the pink dot hits the green dot!
These pictures are coming live from the #Orion capsule now, as it prepares for a close flyby of the moon. It will get within 80 miles of the lunar surface in the next hour.
Remember, this is a human-rated spacecraft, and they’ll be doing this again with humans in a year or two, for the first time in 50 years.
Livestream at https://youtu.be/BvWtNx3VOUA
Labour disputes and universities
“Labour would abolish the House of Lords”: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-63692981
This is good news, but:
“It plans to hold a consultation on what a reformed new chamber would look like - including on its size and composition.”
There’s been talk about reforming the Lords for the last century, and I can’t see what a ‘consultation’ can tell us that we don’t already know.
#Labour should put forward an actual plan, or we’ll still just be consulting in another 10 years.
My review of Masculin Féminin, 1966 - ★★★
On Saturday the #Artemis I Mission Management Team polled “go” for #Orion’s outbound powered flyby past the #Moon. NASA will cover the flyby live on NASA TV, the agency’s website, and the NASA app starting at 12:15 UTC Monday, Nov. 21. The burn is planned for 12:44. Orion will lose communication with Earth as it passes behind the Moon from 12:25 through 12:59., making its closest approach of approximately 139 km from the surface at 12:57 UTC: https://blogs.nasa.gov/artemis/2022/11/19/artemis-i-flight-day-four-testing-wifi-signals-radiator-system-go-for-outbound-powered-flyby/
My review of The Mirror Crack'd, 1980 - ★★
Artemis I's next 2-hour launch window starts at 06:04 tomorrow morning, livestream at <https://youtu.be/CMLD0Lp0JBg>.
This one's uncrewed, going into lunar orbit and returning. Artemis II will do the same with people on board. Artemis III will land astronauts on the moon!
…and it was a great match!
Nice to see the #cricket T20 final on Channel 4. The more the sport’s on terrestrial TV, the better for everyone.
Tonight’s #cocktail: the New York Sour. https://michaelscocktails.wordpress.com/2022/11/12/new-york-sour-👍/
Oh hello, fancy meeting you here.
I am Scottish 🏴 and love traveling around the highlands and islands discovering places and history. I speak and understand a very tiny amount of Scottish Gaelic.
I like programming in Scheme, Idris, Elixir and Rust, and grudgingly still accept C++.
(I also have way too many interests, and I still want to stay a quiet observer.)